One of the only times this blog mentioned Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was when an awesome little lady named Ann Barnhardt called him a jackass for wanting to restrict Americans’ rights to freedom of speech, such as Koran-burning. (In a follow-up last year, Stella Jatras emailed Barnhardt’s response to a Muslim’s threat on her life — in which she gave him directions to her house — adding, “WOW These Catholic gals are tough!”)

Subsequently, I mentioned Graham after he accompanied failed presidential candidate and senator John McKLAin to kiss Muslim Brotherhood ass in Egypt or Libya or Syria (I forget which cesspool it was). And the only other mention of Graham in this space was in 2007, when he was part of a congressional delegation that traveled to Kosovo and praised the murderous Albanians.

It seems I need to mention this nothing of a man a fourth time, as he apparently wants to beat out the pack in typical-ness, floating the idea of boycotting next year’s Russian Olympics, a la 1980 — giving us a sense of the year our retarded political class is stuck in:

Should U.S. Boycott Russian Olympics Over Snowden? (ABC News, July 17)

…Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday that the U.S. should send a clear message to Russia by boycotting the Olympic Games in Sochi next February if the country grants asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently cooped up in a Moscow airport.

“I would. I would just send the Russians the most unequivocal signal I could send them,” Graham told The Hill when asked Tuesday whether the U.S. should not participate in the Games.

“It might help, because what they’re doing is outrageous,” Graham said. “We certainly haven’t reset our relationship with Russia in a positive way. At the end of the day, if they grant this guy asylum it’s a breach of the rule of law as we know it and is a slap in the face to the United States.”

Did Mister Kosovo Independence really just invoke “rule of law”?

…”I love Senator Graham…And I think he’s dead wrong,” Speaker of the House John Boehner said in a news conference Wednesday. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who have been training for three years to compete in the Olympics over a traitor who can’t find a place to call home?”

“I don’t know whether we should go that far,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. said on MSNBC Wednesday. “If they grant asylum or help Snowden, there ought to be repercussions. I can’t say what they will be. I’d have to study Lindsey’s suggestion, but I share his exasperation with Putin.”

Washington is exasperated with Putin.

…Aleksey Pushkov, who serves in Russia’s lower house of parliament told Russian news channel RT that Graham’s statement was “pulling us back to the distant past, the time of mutual boycotts when our two states were looking at each other through nuclear sights.”

“I am sure that these times are over and difficult periods in relations must not bring the nations to the worst times of the Cold War,” he added.

“I hope that certain politicians in the United States would stop making populist statements and start thinking more about their own citizens,” Vasily Shestakov, who sits on Russia’s lower house of parliament’s Committee for Sports, said. […]

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Separately, reader Viki from Australia sent the following video of Paul Weston, a sort of male Ann Barnhardt, who had been chairman of the British Freedom Party and formerly a UK Independence Party candidate.

“I am a Racist.”

Toward the end, he calls out Tony Blair and the Labour Party for treason in importing terrifying elements of the third world into British society, undermining and endangering the public, all to rub conservatives’ noses in “diversity” and to improve Labour’s chances of staying in power. Exactly the way the Ted Kennedy-inspired Democratic Party has done here, where it’s now probable that a conservative president will never be elected again.

It’s interesting that simultaneously while Blair is allowing some honest observations about Islam to escape from his lips (he recently wrote “The Trouble Within Islam,” which betrayed at least a fetal understanding of the scourge but which then proceeded to nonsensically warn about Assad and not the radicals he’s fighting), Blair nonetheless has signed up to profit from the Islamic world. Exemplifying the cravenness of our own political establishment (though our own profiteers of the Islamic takeover don’t dare to say even so little against it as Blair has ventured to do). So we have a case of the hypocrite being a cut above, though it ain’t saying much. More pertinently, what we have is yet another politician profiting off his war-making in the Former Yugoslavia:

Tony Blair will be big in Albania (The Telegraph, July 21, By Richard Eden)

It is one of Europe’s poorest nations, but Albania could soon add to the fortune of Tony Blair.

Mandrake hears that the former Labour prime minister entertained Albania’s prime minister elect, Edi Rama, at his Mayfair offices last week.

Two months ago, this newspaper disclosed that Blair had agreed to advise the next government of Albania, opening the way for a deal which could be worth millions of pounds.

The deal with Albania is understood to have been first negotiated in February when Alastair Campbell, Blair’s former director of communications, flew to Tirana, the capital, to promote his bestselling diaries. He offered the Socialist Party strategic advice in the run-up to the election last month.

Blair’s spokesman says he has not signed a contract and the Albanian government will not pay him. However, he declines to say whether he will be paid by the country’s socialist party.

Who knew how profitable the poorest nations could be?