Bumps in the Brexit road: Nothing produced more sniggers from me than the prat-falls executed by the heavenly chorus of doom-laden hysterics who foretold the end of the world as we know it if we voted for Brexit. We ignored them, or most of us did, and guess what - the end of the world was postponed! Even so, it would be an equal folly to assume that divorce from the EU will not entail some collateral damage. However, as we stumble-bum our way to freedom, let us not forget the increasing adversities that would have been inflicted on us had we stayed in. In fact, such is the parlous state of the divided EU today that it is not beyond possibility that by the time we reach the end of our 'negotiations' there may not be an EU for us to leave!
Mind you . . . To be fair, given the fact that the 'Shinners' and the 'Proddies' are about to kick off on round 193 of their never-ending punch-up, and that the 'Jock Nats' are eagerly looking for an Anglo - any old Anglo will do - to head butt, one cannot be absolutely certain that there will be a United Kingdom left to walk out of the EU!
I thought the Jews were smarter than that! I was surprised - well, mostly because I had never thought about it before - to learn that the state education system in Israel, and particularly in East Jerusalem, was strictly divided on ethnic and religious grounds. Needless to say, the Arab controlled schools concentrate their efforts on producing as many Islamic militants as they can, for example, the recent wave of knife attacks was traced back to such schools. Far be it from me, a goy, to advise the Israelis but surely there must be a better system. Gidon BenZvi at The American Thinker has some suggestions.
Profile in courage? I don't think so! There is a delicious example of American humbuggery to be found in the granting of the 'Profile in Courage Award' to President Obama. Older readers will recall that this pompous award was based on the book Profiles in Courage written(?) by the late Jack Kennedy. Like almost everything in the history of the mostly despicable Kennedy clan, this was a false claim because it became clear much later that it was his speech writer, Ted Sorenson, who wrote most of it - why am I not surprised? Thus, it is deliciously appropriate that 'Ol Big Ears' is up for this fake prize given the fact that it was his friend and neighbour, the ex-terrorist, Bill Ayers, who wrote most of the book Dreams from My Father. Read all the sordid details at The American Spectator.
Trump digs a grave: The only question is whether he buries Obama in it or himself! He has openly accused Obama of criminal behaviour without, so far, offering any proof. That Obama was, and still is, capable of bending, or even breaking, the law is not something that would have me calling for the smelling salts. Even so, such an accusation should, and must, be backed up by evidence. So far Trump has not produced any although he has asked Congress to investigate the matter. Whether they will must be doubtful given the lack of any substantial evidence - so far! 'The Donald' likes to live dangerously, let us hope he doesn't die of it, er, politically speaking, that is!
No more rumbles