Thursday 29th of October 2020

hope and change — again— versus the crazy uncle... if things were as simple as "hockey"...

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"Every family has a joke teller, and he is usually bad news. That's right, bad news." This is the beginning of chapter XVIII "Uncle Ben and the Side-Splitting Knee-Slapper OR Some Words Are Loaded" in Jean Shepherd's "IN GOD WE TRUST *** ALL OTHERS PAY CASH ***"

 

Donald Trump has been compared to a "crazy Uncle" and Biden endeared to a “scrappy kid from Scranton” by Obama, now on the trail for the "No More Trump" campaign... By strange coincidence, one of my bedside books at the moment is the one mentioned above. It's an old-fashioned kind of read : "And so the bartender says to the guy...."

 

a lame excuse for sitting on their butts...

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The Morrison government insists coronavirus is behind delays in establishing an anti-corruption commission, despite receiving a draft bill in December 2019.

the smell of US gassy desperation...

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USA wants to finally kill Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas project


The US will expand sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. The sanctions will now affect companies that provide services or funding to install equipment on board the vessels that take part in the project. Such a move may permanently halt the construction of the pipeline.


By Dmitry Sudakov


The news to expand the sanctions was reported on the website of the US Department of State. Similar restrictions are to be imposed on the participants of the Turkish Stream and other similar projects.


the ten commandments...

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The Ten Commandments of diplomacy: In war and peace the importance of each may vary.

nothing to see in a country of people raised on big bird, marvel comics and the simpsons...

clean biden...

Joe Biden is the most cosseted presidential candidate in memory.

behold, here comes mungo calling the spade a shovel...

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The most remarkable thing about the revelation of Gladys Berejiklian’s love life was that it was remarkable at all.

"I've never called Trump an idiot"...

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Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News and an associate of President Donald Trump, has told people close to him that he thinks Democrat Joe Biden will easily win the election.

trump versus the world: totalitarianism versus authoritarianism...

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The New York Times has published its opinion: the Case Against Donald Trump

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD — a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise,

research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom.

 



the art of deception...

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"The second omission in the sanitized version, that of references to ULTRA, are rather more understandable; they were made at the request of the Security Service, as examination of Masterman’s original makes clear, in an attempt to conceal the magnitude of the Allied cryptographic success."

the wisdom of nature...

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In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn.... All things tell of Tirawa.

 

                          Eagle Chief Pawnee.

 

 

world optimism starts in new zealand with a breath of fresh air...

optimism starts in NZ...

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has been rewarded by voters with a landslide win — delivering her power in her own right, and an absolute drubbing to the National Party.

a convertible-loving average joe for an average middle-of-the-road, full-blown russian-hating, president...

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I guess the following article in the New York Times was written in praise of Joe Biden, but to say the least it frightens the pants off me...


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