'Seek and ye shall find', unfortunately: This started my day with a snigger. According to The American Thinker, Chelsea Clinton was so 'shocked, I tell you, shocked' by the news that an illegal (six times over!), female immigrant had been arrested in the very same court in which she was seeking legal protection from her violent boyfriend that she asked via Twitter for another word for "horrifying"? Alas, the answer from a Ms. Juanita Broaddrick may not have been what she was looking for - "Your father, Bill Clinton". You may recall that Ms. Broaddrick claimed to have been raped by 'good ol' Bubba'!
Man up, Donald! I must confess that I am becoming wearied by Trump's never-ending moans and groans about the 'meejia'. Yes, it's a fair point to remind us that they are frequently - always? - biased but it was ever thus and normally the bias breaks both ways which is why I ignore 'The Graun' and stick mainly to 'Her Maj's Daily Telegraph'. So, Mr. President, if you don't like CNN - who does? - then stick with Fox News. It's fair enough to remind people every so often not to believe everything they read but, pur-lease, don't go on and on about it.
Mind you, this is what they said: 'Extreme on economic issues, extreme on the so-called social issues, he even has had an “extreme foreign-policy makeover,” according to The Atlantic. His views on immigration, MSNBC says, represent the Republican party “shrinking down to its most extreme elements.” One cable-news panelist insists he was the most extreme Republican presidential candidate ever. Paul Krugman laments that he has forsaken all serious policy thinking for “dangerous fantasy.” Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times is also alert to the “dangers” he presents, the “most dangerous of all” being his views on Iran, though Kristof also worries that he is too buddy-buddy with that awful, scheming Benjamin Netanyahu. Predictably, Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow dogpiled him for his perplexing relationship with Moscow. Vice calls him a “sociopath” and Maureen Dowd dismissed him as “an out-of-touch plutocrat” who keeps “his true nature . . . buried where we can’t see it,” a devious figure who is so awful deep down inside that he “must hide an essential part of who he is” from the public.'
Er, but, that was what they said about Mitt Romney, not Donald Trump. Spot the difference!
Hitchens targets NATO: He points out that after the Soviet Union imploded, all those American Cruise and Pershing missiles, along with most of the NATO troops and tanks and artillery, all went home. However, that huge, swanky NATO HQ in Brussels remains in place along with its thousands of over-paid brass hats and their, er, support staffs. Why? Who needs 'em? More to the point, who pays for 'em? Today The Telegraph gets very excited about some obscure plot to assassinate the PM of Montenegro - eh? - what? - who? - where? - whose nation has just joined NATO. And that, I would remind you, means that if titchy and mostly useless Montenegro is invaded, we must, perforce, spend blood and treasure protecting it. Can't wait!
'Chief Constable Plod' strikes again: Because, you see, according to The Mail he is "120% sure" that the late Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile who assaulted at least 30 children.
Chief Constable 'Mike' Veale
He had better be right because he has kept this investigation running since 2015 and employed around 20 police officers and staff building a case at an estimated cost of £1 million. He has some support because Mr. Tom Watson MP, no less, supports the claim that Heath was a kiddie-fiddler. The fact that Watson's infamous allegations against several other public figures collapsed when his main source turned out to be a pathological liar may or may not be an indicator. We shall see what we shall see!
R.I.P. Norma McCorvey: Norma - who, you ask? Well, you would probably know her better by her pseudonym, 'Jane Roe', adopted for legal reasons in the (in)famous Roe vs. Wade case which opened the doors to the wholesale murder of babies in the USA. Her early life was a non-stop train crash but happily she lived through it and later discovered Christianity and became a leader in the anti-abortion movement. So not a totally wasted life.
No more rumbles today