Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
ABOVE: Yeah. BELOW: Keep reading for how Ed Koch sold out himself and the world, Dave Rubin sliming Karine Jean-Pierre, news about that NYFD fleece-wearing anti-choice bro and more ...
Self-loathing gay men in positions of power have not worked out for us historically. (Image via NYPL) NYT: Ed Koch was a vile toad, and a great example of why oh-let's-let-everyone-come-out-in-their-own-tiiiime is bullshit when it comes to well-established, well-protected, grown-ass adults in positions of power.
This piece reminds us of what an appalling waste of space Koch was, doing great harm during the AIDS crisis, and then — for good measure — endorsing Republicans on his way out the door.