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1289351.  Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:33 pm Reply with quote

And of course there's now a fundraiser going to raise money to make a Sadiq Khan baby blimp. Personally I'd like to see it flying higher than the Trump blimp, and leaking nappy contents all over it.

1289374.  Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:18 pm Reply with quote

Spud McLaren wrote:
Nigel Farage has branded plans to let an "angry baby" Trump blimp fly over London during his forthcoming visit "the biggest insult to a sitting US president ever".
I'm fairly sure the Aug 24th, 1814 episode at the White House qualifies as bigger ...

And something that happened in Dallas on Nov 22nd 1963 was less than polite..

1289383.  Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:10 am Reply with quote

Plus all the birther stuff that Trump was involved in.

1289937.  Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:02 pm Reply with quote

Get your US president name by taking a famous duck and adding a slang term for fart.

I'm Howard Air-Biscuit.

1289939.  Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:29 pm Reply with quote

Louie Guff

How many famous ducks are there?
Donald Bradman's in his last innings, I suppose

Spud McLaren
1289946.  Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:43 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
And of course there's now a fundraiser going to raise money to make a Sadiq Khan baby blimp.
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Hardly as apposite, though.

1289962.  Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:17 pm Reply with quote

Trump Crop Circle

Spud McLaren
1290908.  Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 am Reply with quote

Via PDR -

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1291418.  Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:39 am Reply with quote

The Sound of Mueller

1291433.  Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:16 am Reply with quote

That's brilliant, monz - thank you!

1291449.  Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:57 pm Reply with quote

Apparently, 2 guys dressed as Russian soldiers are 'standing guard' over where Trump's star was trashed in Hollywood the other day.
Nice one!

1292680.  Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:07 am Reply with quote

A slightly different angle: I was looking up references to Screaming Lord Sutch for another thread, and I came across this New Statesman article dated 18 October 1999:

Fast-forward to 1999, though, and a transatlantic twist is in full swing. This is turning out to be the year of the vanity candidate here - with people no less absurd than Sutch appearing everywhere, except that his American equivalents are being taken seriously. Would anyone have believed that a 48-year-old, moderately successful, 6ft 4ins, 18-stone former bald wrestler - famed for wearing a boa feather in the ring - could first be elected governor of Minnesota and then be regarded as a serious presidential contender for 2004? That the US media is now seriously awaiting word from a 62-year-old intellectually challenged actor named Warren Beatty about whether he will stand for the presidency next year? That a stupendously unattractive property developer called Donald Trump, 53 - who is paranoid about shaking hands with germ-ridden strangers - is spoken of in breathless, expectant tones?

I had no recollection that Trump was being considered as a presidential hopeful nearly twenty years ago. What a shame Warren Beatty never got there instead...

(The wrestler turns out to be Jesse Ventura, by the way. I had to look him up.)

DVD Smith
1292685.  Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:38 am Reply with quote

Less surprising when you consider that March 2000 was when The Simpsons aired the future episode that featured the President Trump joke.

1292692.  Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 am Reply with quote

I'd seen quite a few references to that episode, but I'd forgotten they were based on Trump's actual campaign to gain the nomination of the Reform Party:,_2000

Trump withdrew in February 2000 and the nomination went to Pat Buchanan, who got 0.42% of the popular vote. (As an aside, it was claimed that the design of the ballot paper in Palm Beach, Florida, may have led to Gore supporters accidentally voting for Buchanan, one of the factors that allegedly cost Gore the presidency.)

1293005.  Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:02 pm Reply with quote

What everybody seems to overlook is that Trump is very much the "will of the people". This is what happens when you have democracy. As indeed was Hitler - ok HE only won about 30% of the popular vote - but that was far and away above any of his rivals.

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but - the average person/voter is a bigoted individual of less than stellar cranial capacity. Churchill said something about wars between "peoples" (as distinct from wars between ruling elites) being more terrible than any that had gone before.

As much as the liberal elite (in which I'd shamefully/shamelessly include myself) might berate Trumpism - that's really what the people want.

But then I've always been open about my opposition to democracy. I don't see any good reason to subject myself to the will of people of whom at least 50% (being conservative) have by definition a lower IQ than myself.

The only way democracy can realistically work is when it's confined to a group who will directly feel its' effects - which in practice probably means groups of under about 50,000. Some things just aren't scalable.


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