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Aneristic Illusions / Re: A righteous rant on Twitter
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:18:25 pm »
Well that was worth the time it took to read. And I know you should never read the comments [well not if you have a nervous disposition] but that, too, was well worth it for this little gem

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“Fuck the bastards, rally the sane.”

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: John McCain is dead.
« on: August 26, 2018, 04:06:32 pm »
The depth of US politics never fails to amaze me:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/26/1790997/-AZ-GOP-Candidate-Kelli-Ward-Says-McCain-Died-to-Harm-Her-Campaign
again the homeland of horrormirth does not disappoint

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Wow. That's 2 hrs 40ish minutes I won't get back again; eeeugh, creepy and aggressive.

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:lulz:  I bet his wife loved it as much as the Chinese diplomatic corps.

I haven't stopped giggling all morning - not that you could really expect anything better of him

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Looks like Jeremy *unt is likely to be as diplomatic as dear departed Boris. Just a few days into his new gig and his Basil Fawlty is showing. ['Don't mention the war.']

 
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Jeremy Hunt, Britain’s new foreign secretary, has made an awkward debut in China when he sought to curry favour with his hosts by mentioning his Chinese wife, but accidentally referred to her as “Japanese”.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:10:41 pm »
Well, that was a shitshow, but it doesn't seem to be a world-ending one.  That we know of....

But watching the US President standing next to the Russian one and trashing his own intelligence services was a novel experience

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President Donald Trump was asked outright if he believed his own intelligence agencies or the Russian president when it came to the allegations of meddling in the elections - and if he would denounce Russia with "the world watching".

Mr Trump dodged the question.

“People came to me, [national intelligence director] Dan Coates came to me and some others, they said they think it’s Russia," Mr Trump said.

"President Putin says it’s not Russia. I don’t see any reason why it should be.”

Maybe I'm just not very smart, but that doesn't read like a "dodge" to me.  "I don't see any reason why it should be" is accepting the word of Putin over the DNI.

I am no longer surprised by anything he does.
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"President Trump says it’s not Russian collusion. I don’t see any reason why it shouldn't be.”
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:16:17 pm »
Anyway, the Trump-Putin summit ran over time, even taking into account the pathetic "I'll show up late, now I'll show up late" one upmanship Putin and Trump were doing.

No word yet on what was discusssed behind closed doors.

I bet I know why it ran long . . .





'cos Trump couldn't find his arse with an atlas

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Boris is no great loss either. I'm told he is the next rat who has left the stinking ship. [sic]

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Apple Talk / Re: DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:31:31 pm »
England will probably get through the group stage, which is more than can be said for Australia.  But I am endlessly amused by England fans who insist on the World Cup as their birthright, despite winning it exactly once, 52 years ago.  So watching England, who are IMO are a consistently overrated team, fail at what should be slam dunk games is extremely satisfying for me.

It needn't be this way, either.  Individually, England has some pretty talented players.  But I don't think I've seen a team more averse to the idea of playing as a team than England.  Compare any footage in the last 20 years of England playing, and then throw up some footage of Brazil, Portugal, Serbia or Germany (probably a better comparison for the overall style of play).  In theory, when playing football, you should be playing against 11 other men, but in the case of England, because everyone's out for themselves, they gimp themselves, and so you only ever have to worry about the one with the ball.

And then they wonder why they can't progress past the quarter finals.

Yeah, England have found their level. Making the quarter finals is what they should aim for. I actually remember watching the whole 1966 World Cup on TV. It was in black and white, and very, very small. The first time I ever saw football in colour was that same final when it did the rounds on the newsreels at the local picture house. It was a real shock to see it in Technicolour.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:35:10 pm »
From the This Is The Sort Of Shit We Have To Put Up With Department:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-hugs-flag-at-end-of-speech-to-business-group/ar-AAyS7tR?ocid=spartanntp

My eyesight must be failing; I read that as "trump-humps-flag-at-end-of-speech", something I would surely pay good money to see

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Apple Talk / Re: DSPN Presents: World Cup 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:32:28 pm »
England have shown once again that they are a top tier team deserving of winning the World Cup by *checks notes* barely limping to victory over Tunisia.

I should like to say something witty, pithy and germane at his point. Sadly the match was yesterday and it was so instantly forgettable that . . . I got nothing

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Some would say that her main flaw was having a vagina.

From my pov that is essentially the whole problem, glad that it is not just my ridiculous feminist sensitivity leading me to irrational and hysterical conclusions..

From my point of view, you can kiss my ass until the scabs all fall off.

Fuck both of you. 

I'm out.

I still stick by what I said but I have just reread the thread right through and I feel obliged to offer a sincere apology to Roger for the way I barged in out of left field and stomped on his thread. With the benefit of hindsight [20:20 yadda yadda] I really should have taken my query - which is something I am sincerely interested in - to a new thread.
Apologies MMIX

Okay, consider it forgotten.  I'd just prefer to be asked what I meant by a phrase like that, is all.

Yeah, I get that, I think we all need that level of respect  :oops: and thanks

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Some would say that her main flaw was having a vagina.

From my pov that is essentially the whole problem, glad that it is not just my ridiculous feminist sensitivity leading me to irrational and hysterical conclusions..

From my point of view, you can kiss my ass until the scabs all fall off.

Fuck both of you. 

I'm out.

I still stick by what I said but I have just reread the thread right through and I feel obliged to offer a sincere apology to Roger for the way I barged in out of left field and stomped on his thread. With the benefit of hindsight [20:20 yadda yadda] I really should have taken my query - which is something I am sincerely interested in - to a new thread.
Apologies MMIX

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:29:16 pm »
You can do anything when you're a North Korean general...

except keeping breathing, that's kind of moot I hear

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:40:50 pm »


When I first saw this photo, I honestly thought it had been photoshopped.

Even I didn’t think Comrade Spanky was so far gone as to have actually done that!

Yeah I was thinking something like that; then I realised that what he is doing isn't actually saluting but moving his hand out of the way so the general can grab him by the junk more easily

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