What An Embarrassment


http://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-is-most-incompetent-president-in-us-history-says-joe-biden-12182710

What an embarrassment Donald Trump is for the American people.

Trump loses an election, but is claiming fraudulent counts. Despite losing several legal challenges to those counts, he still refuses to accept that he lost. In the death throws of his presidency he has resorted to browbeating elected state level officials and also election staff, trying to persuade them to, fraudulently, amend legal vote counts in his favour. In other words, the wishes of the people, as declared through their votes, mean nothing to him.

Doesn’t this show how little he cares for the US people ?

Furthermore Trump then continually stirs up his supporters with these false claims and additionally inciting them to march on the Capitol, where the final steps in the process of ratifying Biden as the winner of the presidential election are underway. And march they do, subsequently breaking into the building and creating carnage and mayhem. Apart from the damage to the building, five people died and many more were injured.

Further evidence of lack of respect for the due process of democracy.

Trump has to accept responsibility for the actions of the rioters, his “heroes”, his clockwork soldiers.

As the tide of public opinion turned against the rioters, and Trumps part in this disgraceful event, even his own supporters are distancing themselves from him. Even his own VP Mike Pence refused to obey him and supported the ratification of Biden !!

And as usual, seeing the way public opinion is swinging against him, Trump has turned about face and attacked those same folks he encouraged, just a few hours earlier. Those same folks that have been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Added for rioting, carrying unlicensed weapons and damaging public properties and buildings in the Capitol. The FBI are also hunting for whoever placed two explosive devices, pipe bombs, at two locations around the Capitol.

“He is the ‘most incompetent president’ in US history” So says Joe Biden.

I couldn’t agree more. What I can’t understand is the reluctance to invoke the 25th Amendment. Or why Trump hasn’t been impeached. There must be overwhelming evidence to support either action.

I understand that time, until the Biden inauguration, is short. But there is still time for a Trump tantrum. Still time for some last Trump actions to cause further embarrassment for the USA.

And, does he still have the launch codes ?

Shame For The USA


I feel for the US people today.

Unbelievable and disgraceful scenes in Washington have been caused by Trumps earlier incitement. He now has to accept responsibility for what has occurred in the Capitol.

The critics and enemies of the west, in general, and the USA specifically, will be leaping for joy. They surely cannot believe their luck as they watch the symbolic pinnacle of democracy in a state of chaos. Trump and his supporters have achieved what the haters and dissenters have not.

Biden was spot on when he called for order, accusing the rioting Trump supporters of “insurrection “. He also, quite rightly, called on Trump to tell his people to back down.

Unfortunately Trump, instead of going on TV, has issued twitter call for his people to “go home”. This was insipid at best.

Of huge concern now must be how Biden can possibly heal the broken United States of America.

BBC News: Harry Dunn’s parents lose High Court immunity review


BBC News – Harry Dunn’s parents lose High Court immunity review https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-55057671

It defies belief that “Diplomatic Immunity” should override morality.

“Diplomatic Immunity” should not protect those that kill or attempt to kill. In theory, a foreign state could send an assassin to kill our Prime Minister. Then claim “Diplomatic Immunity” to allow the assassin to go home.

This woman, Anne Sacoolas, should be returned to the UK to face justice. She is the wife of a technical support staffer at RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire. She had no role within the base and there is not entitled to immunity

Foreign states that protect common criminals are no better than those they protect.

Cowering behind “Diplomatic Immunity” is unacceptable.

Well Said Bruce


“There’s no art in this White House. There’s no literature, no poetry, no music. There are no pets in this White House. No loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat. There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation: no Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or the Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.
Where’d that country go? Where did all the fun, the joy and the expression of love and happiness go? We used to have a president who calmed and soothed a nation, instead of dividing it. We are now rudderless and joyless.
We have lost the cultural aspects of society that have always made America great. We have lost our mojo, our fun, our happiness, our cheering on of others— the shared experience of humanity that makes it all worth it. We need to reclaim that country once again.”
-Bruce Springsteen
(10/30/2020, SiriusXM)

Repossessing the U.S.A. – According to John Cleese (Monty Python)


A little something to make my American friends smile and perhaps take a little stress out of the upcoming election process.

Great Britain (GB) or England as we English refer to it, is Repossessing the U.S.A. (US)

A Message from John Cleese (Monty Python)
To The citizens of the United States of America:

In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Arkansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new prime minister, Boris Johnson, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.
A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

  1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
  2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix -ize will be replaced by the suffix -ise.
    Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabulary’).
  3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.
    There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell- checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of -ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.
  4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.
  5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent.
    Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.
  6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
  7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.
  8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.
    Both roundabouts and metrification will help you understand the British sense of humour.
  9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.
  10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.
  11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager.
    South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of British Commonwealth – see what it did for them.
  12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters.
    Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.
  13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don’t try Rugby – the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us. No more Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Cereal Bowl or Super Bowl. From now on….. get used to the World Cup.
  14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.
  15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.
  16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).
  17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.
    God save the Queen.
    John Cleese