Maria Butina Elected to Russian Parliament

November 29, 2021

Maria Butina Elected to Russian Parliament

Maria Butina — ex-convictNRA Lifetime Memberunregistered Russian foreign agentAU grad student, Tai Chi fan, GOP sexy-time associate, and deportee — has been elected to Russia’s national legislature, the Duma. She’s not representing her Siberian hometown, but Kirov, presumably because it’s known as the City of Redheads.

While we do not know if she’s been congratulated by her US pals, who include GOP operative Paul Erickson, Trump campaign aide J.D. GordonNRA officials David Keene and Peter Brownell, she did get campaign donations from her American ex-lover, Trump-supporting former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne.

More:

“After 15 Months in U.S. Prisons, She Now Sits in Russia’s Parliament,” Valerie Hopkins, New York Times

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Top image (“Maria ‘Natasha Fatale’ Butina, after Jay Ward and Alex Anderson“) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Night Life

November 28, 2021

“Night Life,” written by Willie Nelson, recorded by Marvin Gaye, 1966.

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

November 28, 2021

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by musician and illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party album. The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

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Seven Lonely Days

November 28, 2021

“Seven Lonely Days,” written by Alden ShumanMarshall Brown, and Earl Shuman, recorded by Martí Brom, 2012.

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For What It’s Worth

November 28, 2021

“For What It’s Worth,” written by Stephen Stills, recorded by Los Lobos, 2021.

Los Lobos website

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I’ve Got My Ticket

November 28, 2021

“I’ve Got My Ticket,” recorded by the Brooklyn Allstars, 1964.

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These Arms Of Mine

November 27, 2021

“These Arms Of Mine,” written (and originally recorded) by Otis Redding, recorded by Joan Osborne, 2002.

Joan Osborne website

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Someday I’ll Smile Again

November 27, 2021

“Someday I’ll Smile Again,” wriiten by Josh Caterer, and recorded by him with Smoking Popes, 2018.

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Baby It’s You

November 27, 2021

“Baby It’s You,” written by Burt Bacharach, Luther Dixon, and Mack David, recorded by Smith, 1969. Gayle McCormick (vocal), Larry Moss (organ), Rich Cliburn (lead guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Jerry Carter (bass), Robert Evans (drums), John Horrigan (drums).

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