Chris Cardona: what are his views on what is happening in Ukraine?

Published: December 5, 2013 at 11:42pm
This is not the Economy Minister's companion. It's somebody else.

This is not the Economy Minister’s companion. It’s somebody else.

He’s bound to have some. His live-in lover is Ukrainian. Obviously, she has a visa and residence permit.

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Kemm qeghdin sew ukoll dawn tal-kabinett tal-Labour: the Minister for the Army and the Police with his mail-order Romanian wife 30 years his junior, the Minister for Energy with his Chinese wife who ran off back to China (can’t say I blame her), the Minister for the Economy with his Ukrainian ‘partner’ who he may or may not have plucked off a pole.

Anything I might have missed? I don’t dare look.

29 Comments Comment

  1. La Redoute says:

    Franco Debono and his birds.

  2. H.P. Baxxter says:

    The Prime Minister with his wife which he plucked off a desk.

    But I mustn’t. It’s the season of love and understanding.

  3. La Redoute says:

    Does Muscat have any views on Nelson Mandela and his legacy?

  4. Min Weber says:

    She’s the granddaughter of Kuchma. So no lapdancing there.

    [Daphne – Oh what rubbish. People love spreading rumours about themselves and others which reek of glamour, and don’t bother testing the veracity of their gossip against Occam’s Razor and mere common sense. What would Kuchma’s granddaughter be doing shacked up in Zejtun, Malta or wherever it is that he lives, with an ungainly, barely articulate, gormless-faced humpback fixated on lapdancing clubs? If a Ukrainian woman leaves her home to come to a strange island to live with somebody as gross, charmless and ugly as Chris Cardona, it’s obvious that she’s desperate because however bad it is, it’s better than what she had going for her there. And Kuchma’s grand-daughter (if he had an adult one, which he doesn’t) was never going to be in that position.

    If you had bothered to read the very link you posted, you would see that Kuchma has only two grand-daughters (children of his only child) and they were born in 2003 and 2011. So unless Chris Cardona is shacked up with a 10-year-old…]

    • Min Weber says:

      I was given this info in Maltese – “neputija” – niece then?

      [Daphne – Please, let’s not get into this. You’re just buying into the attempts at making his girlfriend and situation more respectable and meaningful than they are. It’s just your standard tacky trade-off: ugly man’s wallet meets good-looking and desperate woman’s…well, never mind.]

      • Min Weber says:

        “Dr Cardona is married to Mrs Lesya Kuchma and has four children.”

        I have been told she’s a relative of Leonid Kuchma (“neputija”).

        [Daphne – I’d forgotten they married recently, after he was divorced from his original (Maltese) wife or had that marriage annulled. Kuchma is a common surname, and she’s not a direct descendant. Even if she were by any stretch of the imagination any other sort of relative, so what. Bill Clinton’s brother was a dissolute gambler, John Major’s brother was a drunk, and Kate Middleton’s uncle is a drug-dealer in Ibiza – and nobody is impressed. People in Malta are so easily impressionable and gullible that it’s distressing. Almost like children.]

      • Min Weber says:

        His first wife is now on the Prison Board.

        [Daphne – Yes, I know.]

      • H.P. Baxxter says:

        My next-door neighbour is Arafat’s widow. Impressive, eh? And the current North Korean supreme leader spent time at the same alma mater. Doubly impressive, what.

      • Min Weber says:

        Baxxter, do you manage to drive the car with those special bollards she’s got in front of her white, enormous garage door?

        Is that chapel open for mass?

      • La Redoute says:

        Now you’ve gone and given yourself away, Baxxter.

      • Ghoxrin Punt says:

        And Ruby Rubacuori was Mubarek’s niece too. Amazing what these nieces get up to.

    • Min Weber says:

      When you say that this is the demimonde, (1) you don’t even have a clue of how right you are and (2) it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

      This people’s world is rotten. To the core. Believe you me.

      [Daphne – I have more than a clue of how right I am. It’s just that these matters can’t be discussed in writing on a website.]

      • Min Weber says:

        Now, the missing link between Manuel’s wife and the lap dancing circle.

        The guy who told me about Kuchma is an intimate friend of Cardona and used to meet Mallia on a regular basis.

        [Daphne – Is there a missing link? I don’t think so. Codruta and Manuel Mallia were godparents at the baptism of a Romanian lapdancer’s baby last year.]

      • Min Weber says:

        I know. And you do the right thing not to discuss them.

        But the public has to know about the rotten people who occupy positions of power in this country. When I say rotten, I really mean morally rotten. Not immoral, but as you say, a-moral.

        Literally speaking beyond good and evil.

      • La Redoute says:

        Are you suggesting that Cardona owns shares in a lap-dancing club?

    • Dissident says:

      “His presidency was surrounded by numerous corruption scandals and the lessening of media freedoms. Corruption accelerated after Kuchma’s election in 1994, but in 2000–2001, his power began to weaken in the face of exposures in the media.” surely not an uncle to be proud of…

  5. edgar says:

    Cardona puts his money where his mouth is.

  6. Cassar says:

    Ah, Maltese guys dating Ukranian girls! Why are they always the funniest of the lot?

  7. Neil says:

    I may sound disrespectful, but whenever I hear about Maltese guys married to Ukrainians (or similar), I only ever imagine two possible scenarios:

    1) Internet bride
    2) Lap/Pole Dancer
    3) Both? OK, so it’s three scenarios then.

    • H.P. Baxxter says:

      There are plenty of ordinary Ukrainians married to Maltese. If we’re to stereotype anyone, let’s stereotype the lying Maltese male, who claims to be a patriotic Maltipur but hankers after Ruthenian flesh.

      [Daphne – It’s got nothing to do with that, H. P. Ask yourself why they’re not marrying Swedes or Germans. The simple truth of the matter is that your average Maltese man likes women who, translating from the vernacular here, “stay where they’re put”.]

      • H.P. Baxxter says:

        But they are, Daphne. Every public event I go to in which the fashionistas, glitterati and rich men of Malta are present is chock-a-block with blonde sylphs from Scandinavia and Germany. And none of them are lap dancers.

        [Daphne – Those are not the men we are talking about here, H.P. When men ‘buy’ desperate women, they do so not because they are pretty (though occasionally, that’s a bonus) but because their desperation makes them obedient. Have you not stopped to think what’s in it for the women? Codruta Mallia is not pretty. But just think how desperate she must have been to marry Manuel Mallia, and how likely to put up with anything and everything as a result. Also, you overlook the fact that Maltese men are in general extremely unattractive, and actually find it difficult to get attractive Maltese women to date them because they too have more choices and are looking elsewhere. Why do you think Maltese women go wild every time a warship full of handsome strangers puts in to port? They’re fed up of looking at the same men, who were never attractive to begin with, growing older and even less attractive.]

        So no, it’s not because the men want a submissive woman but because they want a pretty one. Now I don’t blame them. But the difference between them and me is that I don’t go around saying Malta is the place to be.

        Surely the place to be for any chap is where his heart is, and if your heart is in the Carpathians, well then that’s the place to be.

        [Daphne – Their heart is most definitely not in the Carpathians, H. P., and I think I might know a little bit more about this unless we are talking about men in their 20s and 30s. Their heart is in Malta, a drive away from the creature comforts they have known since childhood, in a familiar and unthreatening environment, but with a woman who serves the purpose of a human spittoon for an organ other than the mouth. When that gets boring, they find another one. The thing about Maltese men, H. P. – those of my generation and older, at least – is that they have NO CONVERSATION AT ALL. And their attitude tends towards the atavistic. The minute you wrench them out of their familiar haunts in Malta and transport them elsewhere, they are revealed for what they are and they become extremely uncomfortable. They are also at a loss because their points of reference have been removed. Why do you think so many Maltese marriages break down in that generation – because the women are difficult? Because they are not pretty? Because they are not from Sweden or Romania? No, because the men were insufferable to begin with and only become worse with age. And the women either don’t ‘obey’, as a result of which the man runs off telling her he will find somebody who will, or the women themselves run off, having had enough. Facts of life. Most men don’t want a pretty woman, H.P. They just want one who won’t give them a hard time and who’ll make them feel – not look – good.]

      • H.P. Baxxter says:

        I think we’re talking past each other here. I know just how unattractive Maltese men are, and how difficult it is for them to attract pretty women. I was merely remarking on the hypocrisy of those jingoistic little Maltesers who praise Malta to high heaven, but who will then satisfy their carnal and amorous needs elsewhere.

  8. Mariella Caruana says:

    Please do not put all Ukranians in one basket. I have relatives who are From Ukraine and they are lovely people who are hard working and have high moral values. It’s like stereotyping Maltese as cavemen.

    [Daphne – Nobody’s doing that, Mariella. We are only stereotyping the sort of Ukrainian women Chris Cardona knows. There are other nationalities, but we needn’t go into that here. And the Maltese women in that demi-monde are no better, but we have discussed those endlessly.]

  9. edgar says:

    We are not saying all Ukrainians or Romanians are the same as a young Romanian woman who marries a Maltese lawyer over the internet and who is about 35 years his junior. Not only that, but he is a fat, ugly one to boot. OK, he has a redeeming feature. He keeps 500,000 euros under his bed.

    • H.P. Baxxter says:

      In this case, it is he who is the disgusting one.

      Hell, I’d marry an ugly, fat, old, balding Romanian millionaire myself if I could find one.

    • Tarzan says:

      Wait a sec. He thinks he has 500 thousand euro. It could be anything between 500euro and 5million euro. Its those blasted zeros which gets him in a knot!

      • H.P. Baxxter says:

        I too would like to make light of our minister, but let’s not let the humour derail our assessment. This man is a millionaire, and that’s the reason he’s never been short of women.

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