December 18th, 2011
08:30 AM ET

Quiz: Who's Putin calling "nuts"?

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  1. 100% ETHIO STRONGER!

    For the U.S Sen McCain R. Rep. Of Ariz, regarding his POW in Vietnam and in 1998, elected to run for Rep President, but defeated by Demo elected Barack Hussein Obama (Half-Muslim & Half-Christian by blood).

    December 18, 2011 at 11:57 am | Reply
    • bill

      that's ok – we always knew mccain was crazy – that's why he is a republican

      December 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Reply
      • j. von hettlingen

        I'm not a fan of McCain. Still, it was bad taste for Putin to say that McCain were "nutty", due to his past as POW in Vietnam.

        December 19, 2011 at 5:55 am |
      • Alexander

        j. von hettlingen: actually this time Putin used very carefully-worded sentences about McCain, so what you hear most of the time is a bad translation. You should find in the Internet the whole episode, starting with Putin mentioning meeting McCain in Munnich, and try to find exact word-by-word translation.

        And, yes, Sen. McCain did this again: In 2008 he made a careless and short-minded remark brushing Paris Hilton. Remember how Paris Hilton responded to the "white-haired dude"? Remember how the water-melon exploded at the end? Sen. McCain stood no chance. He could only quietly wrap up his presidential bid and it was over. He could not even respond to Paris Hilton.

        This is what would happen when a short-minded Senator starts and unprovoked aggressive war of words: he will be defeated! By Paris Hilton or by Putin, does not matter: it will be him who will look miserable at the end.

        Sen. McCain should ALWAYS consult with his advisors before saying anything.

        December 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
      • j. von hettlingen

        @Alexander, thank you for reminding me of Paris Hilton's remarks. McCain loves to be in the limelight and the world should pay attention to him at all.

        December 20, 2011 at 4:53 am |
      • AlexShch

        ...well, continuing on on this path, it is now Putin who (I believe) regrets about making the stupid condom remark, which obviously backfired at him very badly.

        December 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • Reality Check

      I wasn't aware someone could be of a particular religion "by blood".

      December 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • S1N

        Then you need to meet more Southern Baptists. Severe, hereditary mental retardation is the only possible explanation for their existence.

        December 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • TheOneIndependent

      (Half-Muslim & Half-Christian by blood)??? What an idiot!! Muslim and Christianity are religions, neither are genetically passed on by blood. Only someone with the IQ of dirt could believe such garbage, got to be a republican no other explanation...

      December 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Reply
    • STLDan

      Wow you really are not that bright are you Ethio. Religion is not passed on from your parents like DNA. Go spew your racist hate elsewhere...

      December 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
    • Josh

      Your not born half or 100% of any religion. We are all born atheist and many of us are brainwashed into believing in a religion.

      December 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Reply
    • tonyl

      100% ETHIO STRONGER! brainless moron. You need help. You must have a very twisted childhood. (Half-Muslim & Half-Christian by blood). You need complete blood transfusion.

      December 19, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  2. Willy

    It sounds you don't remember the timeline of history. Sen. McCain was defeated in 2008 not in 1998.

    December 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Reply
    • Alexander

      McCain was defeated in 2008. Yes, he was ... by Paris Hilton! Remember McCain made a stupid remark about Paris Hilton?

      And remember how Paris Hilton responded, and how water melon exploded at the end? The white-haired dude had no chance! Just pack his bags and wind down his miserable presidential campaign.

      December 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
      • Eddy

        Why are you people even mentioning mccains name? Hes got to be the most self centered and ignorant person breathing today. Dont give him any space at all he doesnt deserve it on any merit.....

        January 25, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  3. Localmotion

    It seems your first question is flawed, Russia could not have been negotiating its entrance in the WTO for 18 years, the WTO was founded in '95 which is not 18 years ago

    December 18, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      Localmotion, the predecessor of WTO was GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was set up after World War II and had developed into the WTO. Russia, having first applied to join GATT in 1993, was approved for membership in December 2011.

      December 19, 2011 at 5:49 am | Reply
    • Bret

      True on the founding, but Russia did not apply until 18 years ago.

      December 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  4. derrrrrrr

    Our war with Iraq started in the 90's when we slaughtered 500,000 of their children, bombed civilian hospitals and other such places.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • S1N

      Good. That made it quite a bit easier to deal with their standing Army in 2003. 500,000 dead children means a hell of a lot less people to choose from in future drafts.

      December 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Reply
      • str8Vision

        Jesus would be proud of you. Your statement does seem to reflect/mirror the values of organized religion in America and its chosen party.... the GOP.

        December 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  5. Dave

    Who Cares. Slava Putin.

    December 19, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
  6. ALLAMERICAN

    McCain is not crazy, he is one of the most respected Senators, if anyone who was more qualified to be the president instead of Bush would be McCain. However, as we know GOP is literally owned by religious cults and they make decisions based on how much hatrated one expresses against their fears. Mr Putin, you didnt like the alarm call and you threw away the clock, guess what you could have either hit snooze or just woke up to reality. Now you lost a friend, broke the clock and still have to face the reality.

    December 19, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • AlexShch

      I personally do not believe that George W. Bush is a religious fanatic of any kind. He is obviously a happily married man with a bit of drinking habits in the past, during his student days, his grades were not the best, but not the worst either: that is OK - after all he is not a drop-out like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. GWB also talks sometimes funny using curiously structured sentences... but hey, this makes him even closer to American People.

      The bottom line is that in 2000 GOP did the right thing by rejecting McCain and selecting Bush: otherwise the outcome of presidential elections of 2000 would be straight defeat of McCain by Al Gore.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  7. TSB8C

    Fareed is who I call nuts.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Reply
    • Guest 1

      Did you ever wonder why foxnews dont allow comments becuase they want its viewers like you to vent here and spoil the forum.

      December 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  8. vasudev

    Hi Allemerican:
    I used to think the same you do about McCain. But over the years I have how ignorant and foolish he is. His personality started unravelling a few years but in the 2008 elections he showed how ignorant he was about the economy, his hawkish position on any and all wars, his flopping and unprincipled attacks on President Obama. It would have been a disaster had he been elected in 2008. He is a crazy warmonger, revengeful, bitter and wants to rest on his laurels because the vietnamese captured him kept him in prison for a few years. Now as a senator the only thing he can do is to fling dirt on tha administartaion. and of course we cannot ignore the fact he was the one who unleashed palin on us as if he himself was not whacked out enough.

    Vasudev

    vasudev

    December 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • nancheska

      I think there's a good chance McCain has dementia. I got the distinct impression that he wasn't "all there" during the last presidential campaign. Yes, he's very hawkish. But re: his having been a POW, hands off. Unless we're in someone else's situation, we can't judge.

      December 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Alexander

      Actually Sen. McCain showed his colors a little bit earlier, I remember in 1995 he invented word "clintonian" to label the mediocre (in his view) foreign policy of Bill Clinton as it was implemented by then Sec. of State Warren Christopher. Sen. McCain advocated more hawkish policy toward former Yugoslavia, and the expressions were not very carefully worded at that time.

      December 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  9. ian

    people have been callin putin 'nuts' for years. frankly thats the nicest thing anyone has said about her.

    December 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  10. Winkzilla

    I do not understand this "ex-POW, hands off" mentality when it come to our politicians. Certainly we can respect McCain’s service, and his experience in war. Nevertheless, this should not give anyone a free pass to political power and usage. Nor should it give a free pass to political ideas. In regard to McCain himself, my opinion is that he uses his POW experience as a “free pass” card all the time. There are many other veterans in Congress that have served as well. Senator Kerry is one member of Congress that has been shamefully disrespected for his service to our country. I respect McCain’s military contribution, but as an Arizonian, I find McCain to be a shamefully an opportunistic Senator that does not always have our country’s best interest in mind. We should be able to criticize any member of Congress when it is justified independent to their military contribution..

    December 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Reply
    • Alexander

      I too feel sorry for People of Arizona. Sen. McCain's behavior is an embarrassment for the entire State.

      December 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  11. Alexander

    Senator Kerry definitely deserved credit for being witness and bringing the truth of Vietnam War.

    December 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  12. abd

    Fareed , you know we living blind world with blind people live in it. Wonder how blind people sees and hear their mistakes? from putin, McCain, john kerry, G.w. Bush, cheney are same. They're blind people.

    December 20, 2011 at 2:16 am | Reply
  13. fiskenmann

    "Who's Putin calling "nuts"?"........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa could it be craig 'Cry Baby' james???

    December 20, 2011 at 2:38 am | Reply
  14. Hahmer

    Nuts? Well....he did unleash Sarah Palin on us so I guess Putin is correct.

    January 30, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply

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