Arkady Faktorovich was raised in the Ukraine, but departed the Soviet Union in 1978. As an American, he continues to pay close attention to the happenings in his former land, listening to Russian radio, and reading literature from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Arkady is joined me on my radio program on KCAA 1050 AM (KCAAradio.com) to discuss the following headlines:
Putin to Return as Russian President
Police Raid Moscow Bank Linked To Liberals
Russian Spy Agency Targeting Western Diplomats
Listen now to the incredible interview, as well as the 5 Big Stories of the Weekend, and our always popular "Nuts and Nuggets" segment.
5 big stories of the weekend, September 25, 2011
5. Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll
4. Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during 'inequality' march
3. Palestinian UN Statehood Bid
2. Obama Adviser: Shutdown Looms as GOP Bends to Will of Tea Party
1. Mass Grave Found in Tripoli
Nuts and Nuggets:
Nut: Morgan Freeman: Obama Made Racism Worse, Tea Party Will Do 'Whatever [It] Can To Get This Black Man Outta Here'
Nugget: Herman Cain in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News in response to Morgan Freeman calling Tea Party racist: “Well, first of all, I doubt if Morgan Freeman, with all due respect, who is a great actor, has he ever been to a Tea Party? Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Parties, Neil, about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party.”
CAVUTO: But wait a minute, wait a minute. He has played, wait, wait, wait. He has played a President of the United States.
CAIN: Oh. Great, yeah, in a movie. This is real life out here on the campaign trail, man. This is not a movie.
CAVUTO: So, are you offended by that?
CAIN: No, I’m not offended by it. I just, I just think that it is sad that they’re so short-sighted in really understanding what the whole Tea Party citizen movement is all about. I’m not offended by it, because it doesn’t slow down my momentum. It doesn’t slow down the reaction that I get from people. They know that I bring my message from the heart and the head, and they’re responding to it. So, name calling is something that’s going to continue in this because they don’t know how to stop this movement. And this movement is making a big difference in politics, because a lot of the traditional Democrats are moving to the center or moving over to vote for conservatives. They’re taking another look at a Herman Cain.