How political debate is done in the Ukraine

Posted By on April 28, 2010

Glad to know we haven’t come to this in the U.S. — yet. A few harsh words … maybe … but at least our national politics are still relatively civil.

In a raucous session marked by fist fights, smoke bombs and a volley of thrown eggs, Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday ratified an agreement to extend the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s lease in a Ukrainian port until 2042. MORE

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.