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Was it 'borderline treason when Obama said he would be flexible with Russia? 'Borderline treason' when Hillary did the reset button with Russia? 'Borderline treason' when Obama laughed at Mitt Romney back in 2012 when he said Putin and Russia were dangerous? 'Borderline treason' when Obama reneged on commitment to put in missile shields in Poland and the Czech Republic? 'Borderline treason' when Obama called off the cyber investigation against Russian hacking? 'Borderline treason' when Hillary and Obama let the Russian buy 20% of U.S.-produced uranium? 'Borderline treason' when Obama reneged on our commitment to help Ukraine defend itself from Russian invaders? Jes' askin'! ......................................... I confess that I have been a very naughty boy and taken an article from The American Thinker by Jack Hellner who was responding to an hysterical shriek from some Leftie and slightly altered the wording to suit the particular hysteria here. In the unlikely possibility that you might wish to read more the link is: Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
Dammit, that's another Top Ten film that somehow I missed off my list! Anyway, I was reminded of it because having finished the biography of the fascinating Benedict Arnold, I had a quick scan of what my Kindle had on offer and there, before my eyes, was the original book by Cormac McCarthy. I am already something of a fan... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I have finally reached the end of Stephen Brumwell's fascinating biography of Benedict Arnold, the infamous American traitor/famous British patriot - you choose! One question leaps to mind - why the hell hasn't Hollywood or Netflix or even the BBC retold this story? I suspect that a film would not provide enough time to cover the subtleties inherent in this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, sorry, sorry about going a.w.o.l. yesterday, frankly, I blame 'SoD'! However, to make up for my absence I have some cracking 'funnies' for you today - no, really, I mean it . . . My wife found out that our dog (a miniature Schnauzer) could hardly hear, so she took him to the veterinarian. The vet found that the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
To be honest, the 'rumble' today might not be much more than a mumble because 'SoD' is descending which would not be a problem normally but he will be accompanied by his lovely 'inkie-blinkie-darlinkie', er, not that she is at all "inkie" or even "blinkie" but she is definitely a fair-haired, Czech "darlinkie"! More rumbles later - I hope! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
As I am sure you have deduced, 'shs', Trump is no "hero" to me. Nor is he the first foreign Head of State to mess up royal protocol. Her Maj is used to the vagaries of visiting politicos, after all, she has been queen for over 65 years. As for Trump, I would actually pay good money *never* to be in his company, he is the sort of man I detest. Even so, that does not stop me from admiring some of his political methodologies, particularly the ones that work, you know, like defeating the dreadful 'HillBilly' for which he should be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour! One of the problems inherent on this site is everyone's total inability to see how Trump operates and how, very often, he wins! There is also, of course, the inability of anyone on this site, and any member of the Democratic party, to actually plot a *sensible* plan to defeat 'The Ginger Ninja'. Pouring out endless, crude streams of insults might make you all feel better about yourselves but 'it availeth you naught'!
DA, hitherto there has never been anything remotely 'Stalinist' about the Labour party although they have veins of undemocratic extremism running through them - as do many parties! Mostly due to the stupidity of their previous leader, it became possible for Jeremy Corbyn to take over the party and he has opened the doors to some exceedingly nasty people with repugnant views on Jews - and anyone who dares to oppose them! If, and given the hopeless, hapless government of Mrs. May, *today's* Labour party actually succeed in taking over then, alas and alack, poor old Britain will enter into some very stormy political weather. I may have to seek political asylum in America!
Well, Tony, there's "massive" and then there's 'yuuuuuuuuge'! I would not say that the anti-Trump demos were particularly large, we've seen it all before from the, er, 'good ol' days' of CND. As per usual, most of them seemed to be juveniles - in body and mind! Actually, my guess is that Trump's popularity 'over here' has shot up because he ripped Mrs. May a new one and reminded her that the majority of Brits want out from the EU.
You are right, Max, I was merely listing his main targets inside Germany. I should have added "and any foreigners" to cover the whole range. Even so, I am still waiting to see if Trump murders anyone anywhere!
'Um, no', to quote a phrase! Hitler murdered mostly Jews and communists. And, incidentally, so far Trump has not murdered anyone!
When a socialist critic of a Right-wing President stoops - perhaps that should be 'sinks' - to slinging hysterical accusations of 'Nazi-ism' and 'Hitler-ism' through spit-flecked lips then you just know that all hope of any sort of useful dialogue has gone, not least because, "as any fule do no", Hitler was a socialist!
In my preceding post you will surely have noticed that - pause for effect! - I used a semi-colon! Er, you did notice, didn't you? Well, in that case I can only warn you to pay closer attention or you will be given a hundred lines to write after 'skool'! Don't ask me why I used a semi-colon, I very... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
There is no better way to start your day than with a really good snigger! Not just a smile, that's too inhibited; and not an outright belly laugh, it's too early in the morning! No, the best start is with a nice, nasal snigger and this morning you can enjoy it with the juiciest bit of irony I have heard... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, yes, I do know that the collection of ladies to whom I have offered birth rights is becoming less and less exclusive as the numbers grow. Even so, I must insist that the lovely Melania Trump is included. Not only is she exceedingly attractive both in her looks and her fashion but she seems to have that very rare... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I mean, you can't come barging in 'over here' and tell the truth to our establishment. We, or rather they, don't 'do' telling the truth and they will be shocked, I tell you, shocked! They all exist in a murky, slimy pond through which they glide and slide whilst constantly changing colour and shape. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is what it... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer to Ivan Krastev who, apart from being the Chairman of Liberal Strategies in Sofia, is also a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, in other words, a bit of swot on political philosophy and all that sort of thing! He is also, at first reading anyway, an exceedingly intelligent man. He has written an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
'AnneJ', please don't leap to any conclusions on the Brexit 'imbroglio' particularly if they are put forward by outside parties with little or no knowledge of the background! 72% of the British electorate voted in the referendum compared to the 58% of Americans who voted in a President in 2016. The result was a Brexit win of 52% to 48%. That is as near to pure democracy in action as you can get and whether you like or dislike the result the fact is that 'The People' have spoken! In my opinion ('a poor thing, Ma'am, but mine own!') there will be no deal because the Eurocrats who are desperate to the point of fanaticism to keep their gravy train on the rails will not give either an inch or a millimeter to the Brits whom, for historical and cultural reasons, they utterly detest. However, the entire European project is headed for a train crash whatever happens to us Brits. The Eastern Europeans detest it and refuse to abide by the 'rules', the Italians have just voted in a ferociously anti-EU government and anyway are likely to go bankrupt fairly shortly, the Spanish are similarly disgruntled. The fact is that the whole thing was invented by the French in a desperate attempt to cuddle Germany into long-term peace. Consequently, the EU has been turned into "a German racket" in which German industry flourishes on the back of a ridiculously cheap currency, the euro, which is kept nice and low by the prolific antics of the Med countries. Imagine how expensive a Merc or a VW would be if the Germans had to operate on a Deutsche-mark? The reasons why so many Brits voted to leave is far more complex than the trite reasons offered here, suffice to say, that the majority want out and anyone with a glimmer of belief in democracy would support that result.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Too much for Trump to grasp at The Carpentariat
I have just watched an impromptu press conference given by 'The Don' following the slapping he gave all his, er, 'allies' in NATO. I use the appellation of 'The Don' following SoD's excellent suggestion which he left in a comment to a previous post. In fact, so impressed was I by his comment that I am going to reproduce it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Just type "forecasts by krugman that were wrong" into your computers and then run your eyes down a long, long list! I know you are given to dewy-eyed hero worship here but sometimes I do wish you would try blinking so as to clear your vision and thus enjoy a more realistic view of an exceedingly complicated world. Alas, I am going to ruin AnneJ's day by **agreeing with her**! Yes, Anne, I know, "the horror, oh, the horror!" Even so, you are right, the 'Brexit' decision is exceedingly complex and you should treat the (apparently!) 'know all' opinions expressed here by the usual 'know alls' (who sniggered?) with extreme caution.
Vintage Krugman or total twaddle, you choose, if you can tell the difference! I know he pretends to be an economist but economics is only a small part of Brexit. That vicar's daughter and regular churchgoer, Mrs. May, is a born again lying liar of the first and worst order! By the way, the heading to this post is the sort of notion that one would expect from south and central America but not from the north, but hey, that's Lefties for you, they're the same the whole world over!
"The United States had $686 billion in total (two ways) goods trade with the European Union during 2016, its largest Goods trade partner. Goods exports totaled $270 billion; Goods imports totaled $416 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with the EU was $147 billion in 2016." USA spends 4.8% of GDP on defence. Only Britain and Greece spend over the agreed 2.0%. And Canada, you know, your trusty northern neighbour, just about manages 1.16%! Still 'n' all, as you say 'over there, don't think that your European, er, 'allies' are not deeply grateful. I think some of them picked up that wise old American saying, 'Never give a sucker an even break!' I'm just amazed that no American president hasn't said all this loud and clear years ago but then again, considering his predecessor, the mealy-mouthed, Nobel Peace Prize winner who wanted to be all things to all men, perhaps I am not too surprised!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Trump should be shunned at The Carpentariat
. . . To see oursels as others see us!" Thanks for the thought, 'Rabbie', but "the Power" has just done exactly that. Admittedly, not in the most attractive form one might have wished for but happily we are not responsible for the sight and sound of honkin', hootin' 'Donald the Trump'! Nevertheless, he is an absolute rarity, a world... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The tremendously 'Good News' is that all of those Thai lads and their leader who have been trapped in caves underground for what seems like forever, have been rescued and, so far, all seem well. This freak accident was the stuff of nightmares and both the rescuers and the operational commanders who had to work out and then decide on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I went to bed last night in a state of severe depression and spent the first hour or two tossing and turning and sweating - when, oh when, will this heatwave end? - as my thoughts churned on the hideous condition of our so-called 'body politic'. In the end I got up and went downstairs to watch television. Over the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, sorry, sorry but the reality of what has occurred amongst 'our ruling elite' (Who laughed? I told you there are no jokes today!) has just begun to sink in. They truly are a shoddy, gutless bunch of third-raters the like of which we have not seen since 1938. The church-attending St. Theresa of May has confirmed my suspicion that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at DUFF & NONSENSE!