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The Russian All Girl Punk Rock Band has been Charged with Hooliganism driven by religious hatred.
What they did: Five members of Pussy Riot – wearing brightly colored balaclavas and miniskirts – briefly took over the pulpit at Christ The Savior Cathedral, chanting “Mother Mary, drive Putin away” and high-kicking cancan-style.
The charge: The judge said the three band members “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred” and offended religious believers. The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow’s main cathedral calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a new term as Russia’s president two weeks later.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23; Maria Alekhina, 24; and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, face a maximum seven years in prison, although the prosecutors asked for a three-year sentence.
In American this sort of thing is captured on cell phone video and generally done at Comedy Shows.
First of all, clearly praying doesn’t work. It say’s right there that Putin won.
Also, I don’t think the Russian Courts got their definition of hooliganism from the online dictionary I got my from which is: Noun : hooliganism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others. They didn’t ‘Destroy’ anything, they just kind of created an event, something for people to talk about later.
I think a more accurate description of their crimes would be “Punk ass-ness” verb: Punk ass-ness: acting like a punk ass.
Wasn’t Russia an atheist country just a couple of years ago? Not like they were all about descent as communists, but that’s a pretty quick turn around for going from abolishing religion to using religion to squash descent:
“There is no God”
“Fine there is a God and God Loves Putin”
I kind of hope there is a bunch of solidarity protests around the world. You’re sitting in Mentor MN, Sunday morning. Pastor Hjenksleborgenflorgenshporgen (The People of Middle Minnesota are direct descendents of the Swedish Chef) Is just about to tell you about the spaghetti fund raiser (you can make millions if you sell plates of spaghetti on paper plates in the back of churches or at VFW’s in the mid west) for the Jr Boy’s club trip to Fergus Fall for the state bible race( or something) and he’s like “Brenda Jenkins has volunteered to drive…What the Fuuuuuuuu” Then it’s a pussy riot flash mob. And not the stupid break out in song kind of flash mob, the old school pandemonium kind of flash mob. Chicks in ski masks and army boots are moshing around the pulpit. Babies are crying, old women are horrified, husbands almost wake up. And then they are gone. “Free Pussy Riot! And thank for the Grape Juice and Crackers” They bellow as they ride off into the brunch hours of Sunday.