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23 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  September 6, 2018

    Aljazeera TV Breaking News:

    Paraguay’s newly elected President Abdo has just reversed his predecessor’s decision to move Paraguay’s Embassy to Jerusalem & has announced their Embassy will be moved back to Tel Aviv.

    There was wide speculation there had been a financial inducement by Israel when Paraguay announced in May that it was moving the Embassy to Jerusalem.

    This has reportedly not gone down well with Bibi & his cronies.

  2. Gezza

     /  September 6, 2018

    Aljazeera TV also carried an item on the Pacific Islands Forum kerfuffle with the 1ewes reporter. The Nauruan President bascially telling journos to mind their own business wasn’t shown in a particularly good light. They used the 1ewes clips of Baraba Dreaver talking about what happened when she was busted interviewing a refugee.

    • Gezza

       /  September 6, 2018

      I meant to add – they also showed a couple of seconds of the New Zealand PM arriving with her entourage. Jacinda looked lank-haired, sloppily-dressed, & scowling. She looked like a huckery mole. Very unflattering. I expected better of Aljaz tv than that. Surely they could’ve got some footage of her when she presumably got a bit tarted up & more presentable later?

      • Corky

         /  September 6, 2018

        The legs got me. She should have used a tanning lotion to brown up like her Island cuzzies.
        However, what do I known? Jacinda, New Star in the Sky’, is a step above us commoners.
        How will Simon top this?

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 6, 2018

    All of these guys who voted for Trump, now they can’t watch the NFL, they can’t ride Harleys, they have to burn their Nikes, they can’t go to Starbucks or watch Netflix, they have to love Vladimir Putin and hate the FBI … I mean, if this was a practical joke, it would be one of the greatest practical jokes of all time..

    – Jimmy Kimmel

    What a joke.

    • Corky

       /  September 6, 2018

      Talking of jokes.Have a laugh with me to start the day, Bloggs. However, all jokes eventually become stale. Something we must all be cognizant of.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  September 6, 2018

        It really does bring a smile. Cognitive dissonance meets cold hard reality at it’s best.

        • Corky

           /  September 6, 2018

          😄 Agreed. But what’s even more amusing for me is these idiots came out and expressed their bewilderment for prosperity. When you’ve been whipped, you should crawl away and plot utu, and not add salt to your wounds. When you analyse it, things are quite scary. These influential people have no sense of reality..nor are they able to handle reality. The bane of Western culture, both on an individual and global scale.

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 6, 2018

    How Obama’s moral panic created an injustice system on campus that Trump is trying to fix:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/title-ix-reforms-are-overdue/569215/

    • Blazer

       /  September 6, 2018

      you have the temerity to accuse me of…trolling!

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  September 6, 2018

        Don’t take it to heart Blazer, Alan’s in full frothy melt-down phase as everything he has defended over the past two years is exposed as corrupt, deceitful, conniving, and amoral. Hence his fact-free bluster, hot air, and empty rhetoric.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  September 6, 2018

          You describe yourself well, Joe. And the link I posted was certainly not from a Trump supporter, just from an independent commentator in one of your progressive magazines that favours the Left. Another fail for you.

          • Joe Bloggs

             /  September 6, 2018

            Oh hi Al, glad you finally crawled out from under your rock. I’ve been wanting to ask you what the deal is with BLOTUS claiming he has a hundred pictures of Mueller and Comey hugging and kissing. What particular kind of bullshit is that?

  5. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 6, 2018

    How trump’s moral vaccuum and progressive madness manifests itself – in a bizarre claim that he has compromising photos of Mueller and Comey together.

    I had a business dispute with Mueller before that. I had a real business dispute. And he’s Comey’s best friend. And I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/05/full-transcript-trump-daily-caller-interview/

    And the same people who tell us he’s fit to be president will soon be telling us he’s too mentally unwell to go to jail.

  6. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 6, 2018

    A scathing editorial in today’s failing NYTimes, penned so we are told, by a WH insider:

    The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.
    I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations . . .
    many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
    The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making . . .
    The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.

    trump isn’t an anomaly. He is what Republicanism has become. Shallow, vain, bigoted, hateful, short-sighted and only good at creating opportunities for disaster capitalism to consolidate wealth and power for the rich.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  September 6, 2018

      Sounds like everybody at the WH is trying to position themselves as “good Nazis” who will be employable after trump’s gone.

  7. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 6, 2018

    curiouser and curiouser…

  8. Joe Bloggs

     /  September 6, 2018

    Somewhere in Texas a brooding Rex Tillerson slowly swirls a glass of bourbon and mutters that he lost his job for calling trump a moron.

    • Griff.

       /  September 6, 2018

      Id say he is happily contemplating that bourbon.
      He got out before the steaming pile of shite really started to stink .

      Those who are still on board are going to be unemployable if not in jail and the book market will soon be saturated with tell alls of the worst administration ever seen in a first world country since the in bred Aristocracy held the reigns of power.

  9. Gezza

     /  September 6, 2018

    In returnng their Embassy to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, reversing a contentious decision taken months ago by the previous government “Paraguay wants to contribute to an intensification of regional diplomatic efforts to achieve a broad, fair and lasting peace in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said on Wednesday.

    In response, Israel announced it will close its embassy in Paraguay and recall its ambassador, the Haaretz newspaper quoted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office as saying.

    The Palestinians, meanwhile, will “immediately” open an embassy in Paraguay, Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Maliki said, according to the official news agency Wafa. Al-Maliki hailed Paraguay’s change of mind as “a new Palestinian diplomatic achievement”.

  10. Patzcuaro

     /  September 6, 2018

    Just do it.

    • Missy

       /  September 7, 2018

      Yep, and what she will be sacrificing if she continues with the Chequers plan are Conservative seats.