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Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

by Julia Bendis

January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

Here are my issues with that.  Its not enough that our wonderful “Governator” ruined the State of California, made our budget crisis even bigger, took funds away from schools and gave it to prisons, but now he is planning to do “business” with the Russian President?  Russian government is already corrupt, and morally disfigured.  It sure does not need another idiot like Schwarzenegger meddling with its economy, and trying to “go into business” with its President.  Am I wrong?  No, I am not.

What could those two possibly have in common?  Well, apparently they are making a “play date” to go skiing together as well as Schwarzenegger helping Medvedev in creating Russia’s own Silicone Valley.  Is it just me, or does that seem a bit odd?  What the hell does “Governator” know about the tech world?  Or for that matter, what does he know about the business world?  Just because you used to make action films, have a famous wife, and have dabbled in some home purchases over the years, does not make you an expert on building a Tech Empire!  He really should learn how to speak and write first.  Have you listened to some of his so-called speeches?  He can’t even formulate a sentence, without going off on some random tangent.  For example, a few months ago he was supposed to be speaking about our education, and changes that were being made.  Do you know what he started talking about?  He went on and on about his Mother and Father, and how they always “kiss and hug me when I was a little boy in Austria.  Even when we went out to the field, they always kiss and hug, kiss and hug, always.  Before we went to school, they kiss and hug, kiss and hug.  Today, parents don’t kiss and hug their kids.  My parents always kiss and hug all of us, always kiss and hug.”  You have to read it with a big Austrian/German accent for better result!

For the next ten minutes that’s all he talked about.  Someone from his staff finally whispered into his ear, and he went on to another topic.  I swear that guy is the last person you want “building” anything with!

And what is it with Russians being so enamored by American movie stars, especially the old ones, the ones that haven’t made anything in the past decade?  The older, the better…  I really don’t get that friendship.  Is there something there that I don’t see?

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I was born in Ukraine, in the former USSR, and grew up in Riga, Latvia which is on the Baltic Sea.  My family and I immigrated to the United States in 1989, right before the...

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