Thursday, July 25, 2019

Merrie Olde England's Mistake

In 2004 on the morning after the reelection of George W. Bush, observers all around the world were completely dumbfounded that the American people could be naïve enough to send the incompetent fool back to the Oval Office for what only promised to be four more, excruciatingly long years. One British newspaper asked the following question of the American voters on it's front page:
"How Can 59 Million people Be So Dumb?"
How indeed? It was a dandy question any way you look at it. I have the same question this afternoon for the nice folks of the United Kingdom. I understand perfectly well that Boris Johnson is not now prime minister because of any electoral majority; he's there because too many of the English people voted for right wing politicians. They should have known better. Her majesty's subjects have today entered the brother-and-sisterhood of Idiot Nations. God save the freakin' queen, baby!

It would almost seem as if some people across the pond were jealous of us yanks and wanted to create their own version of Donald Trump. Johnson has been described by those whose job it is to observe these things as a belligerent, and unstable braggart. The fact that he also sports an incredibly bizarre hairstyle that he believes makes himself more appealing is also interesting. He is determined to yank Britain out of the European Union despite the fact that doing so would cause that country an economic downturn that might be catastrophic - at least according to the "experts".

The president said that he likes Boris and that, since he is often referred to as "the British Trump", this is proof that he will do a fantastic job as prime minister. Of course he will. Prepare yourselves for further amusement.

Our lives have become a black comedy scripted by Paddy Chayefsky. Isn't this amusing?

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Samantha Bee

Here's a YouTube link to watch Samantha Bee's take on yesterday's Robert Mueller hearings. The woman is a treasure:

Conservatives everywhere are beside themselves with joy over Mueller's performance. Apparently they missed the show.


At 12:05 PM, Blogger Yellowstone said...

Watch "The Great Hack" on Netfix - that'll explain what is now happening in the world.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Les Holmes said...

Hi Tom, I'm from the UK. We did not vote for a new Prime Minister (PM) here. Only the 160,000 members of the Conservative Party were eligible to vote for the 2 shortlisted candidates, the other being Jeremy Hunt.
This was merely another "Party before country" decision by the conservatives, which all started with David Cameron and his promise to hold a referendum on leaving the EU (which he did to appease the Eurosceptics in his party, in the belief that there was zero chance the country would actually vote to leave the EU).
Please do not, for one moment, believe the majority of the the UK want Boris Johnson as PM. Most see him for exactly what he is: a dangerous, unprincipled and manipulative man who has cultivated a persona of being a buffoon.
Another part of the problem come the next general election is that the leader Labour, of the the main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn is very left wing (far, far more than say even fairly radical progressives such as Bernie Saunders or Elizabeth Warren) and is seen to be unelectable. I see the UK almost mirroring the US elections a few years ago insofar as although many will see the Conservatives and Boris Johnson as unpalatable, the main alternative is about as electable as Hilary Clinton was.

As you like to say: "We live in interesting times"!

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


Which of the Dem. candidates do you think can beat President Trump?

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Commander Zaius said...

One of my concerns is the "hard border" Johnson has reportedly promised going up between Ireland and the UK's Northern Ireland. Just when you think that was one crisis we could take off the list that a-hole could open it back up.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

I understand full well that most of the British people are appalled by Boris.

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Probably any of them except DiBlazio and Booker.


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