Vladimir Putin Holds Kitten In Attempt to Seem Human

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This is a very slow Monday morning. Donald Trump is blathering about all the usual suspects. Iraq’s military says the assault of Mosul is going great. Voters, allegedly, continue to be pissed off. Luckily, the Daily Mirror is digging deep to find us some real news:

The takeaway from this calendar is that even kittens don’t seem to like Vladimir Putin much. I always knew cats had good taste.

Also, take note of the April Putin. I swear, he looks like he’s posing for Tiger Beat or something.

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