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Friday, 04 March 2016


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So the USA is going to have a criminal and incompetent or a bullying braggart and another incompetent as the next president and as you say it is most likely the former. Not an edifying thought. The world is in a mess and the West is in decline now is not the time for people like these to be in charge. Of course we already have their equivalents in charge over here. Sell out the UK to the EU Dim Dave, every thief, rapist and terrorist welcome Merkel and destroy what little economy that is left socialist Hollande and the like.

What is Trump or Clinton going to do for the West and the world? Well both will undermine everyone's economy not just their own and increase conflicts either by appeasement Clinton or belligerence Trump. When either of those two have finished nothing will be the same and the world will have changed and not at all for the good that is certain.

If the American contest ends up as Trump v Clinton we can be sure that Trump will go to win. He will attack Clinton as a corrupt, criminal old woman who doesn't, as far as we know, even have a willy! If Trump had been the Republican candidate in 2012 it is quite possible Obama would have been a one term president.

If we had someone like Trump, he would have pointed out to the French president that in 18 months he would be history. And that any illegal migrants arriving in the UK from France will be returned at once.

Well, Gentlemen, if I was feeling a bit down in the dumps before your commentary, I feel suicidal now! What can I say or do - except to put on my dancing shoes and sing:

There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight
And music and love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still have the chance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune and then
There may be tear drops to shed
So while there's moonlight
And music and love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune and then
There may be tear drops to shed
So while there's moonlight
And music and love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Let's face the music and dance

Ah, that feels better . . .

We-the US- and the West have big problems. To confront them, we have small people. "When you find yourself going through hell, keep going". I think Churchill said that.

I just read this..."French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron warned that if Britain chooses to leave the European Union, France may withdraw permission for the UK to maintain border controls in Calais, which would cause migrants to flood the Channel tunnel. Meanwhile French President François Hollande said that Britain would definitely face “consequences” if it left the EU." Once again threatened by France. Is this 1716 or 2016.

According to a TV prog the other day, Churchill also said "keep buggering on". I don't think he mean't in a sexual sense, but what do I know?

Actually, the French watsit was quite right. There will be consequences, but perhaps not the ones he has in mind.

Mr Trump may not be as bad as everybody thinks.
In fact, if he'd been president 25 years ago, the world might be a better place.

One for the northern colonial readers:

A thoughtful Scottish husband was putting his coat and hat on to make his way down to the local pub.

He turned to his wee wifey before leaving and said, “Maggie - put your hat and coat on, lassie.”

She replied,“Awe Jock that's nice are you taking me tae the pub with you?”

”Nay,” Jock replied “ I'm turning the heat off while I'm oot.”

The problem for y'all is that, if we sneeze, you need to reach for a hankey. There is no good way to change this. The fifth largest economy in the world needs a larger one as a trading partner. The Atlantic alliance dates to 1816, when the Royal Navy and the US Navy joined forces to thwart the trans Atlantic slave trade. Think we were too slow to get into WWII? Well, that's your fault for allying with a democratic republic! Ne'ertheless, we need each other, and the US going off the rails is scarcely less catastrophic for you than for us. We are all rhymes-with-trucked.

Sorry, Andra, but he was as wrong then as he is now. Trade is what makes the world go around.

Michael, my fear is that you are not about to sneeze but to go down with flu and "rhymes-with-trucked" exactly sums it up for both of us.

BOE, the Scots are so miserable the mice go on strike.
Trump is on the ball and he is saying what the punters are observing and saying.
The USA let the Islamic nutters in and yet continue to do so. The Twin Towers seems to be forgotten.
Islam is not Commie or Natzi it is different.

I think Trump is a million times better than Hillary.
I also think he can be a good president.
I also think he WILL be president, so get used to it.

Duffers - agree with you on the abysmality of the campaign.

However, Trump is winning fair and square. If he goes against billary I think he can and should win. I don't like him, but I'd rather that than the alternative.

The willy size stuff started with Rubio saying Trump has small hands phnarr phnarr. Eejit. Trump's reply was a perfectly reasonable bit of banter.

BOE - liked your scottish joke!

I am old enough to remember Reagan coming to power. The Guardian Reading Classes didn't have a good word for him - cowboy, B-film actor etc. Now the sun shines out........

I expect that Trump will change his tune(s) when he becomes president.

My argument is rather undermined by the current president.

Yesterday, I downloaded a wonderful old film starring that wonderful actor Christopher Walken. It is called 'The Dead Zone' and the plot concerns a man who suffered a near fatal accident which left him in a coma for a number of years. When he finally came round again, he found that he could see into the future and by touching certain people, he tell that something terrible was going to happen.

One day, he shook hands with a candidate who was running for the office of President of The United States (played by Martin Sheen.) A handshake with this guy turned into a vicelike grip as he saw very clearly that he would become President, that he was a complete nut-job and that he would initiate all-out nuclear war. He then decided that he had no alternative but to kill him to prevent this from happening...

I won't spoil what happened by telling you the ending, but I get the precisely the same feeling the more I watch footage of Donald Trump. The man is a deeply unsavoury character, egotistical, permanently enraged, with a relationship to the truth that can at best be described as casual. Recently, the wonderful John Oliver really nailed 'The Donald.'

I have never seen anyone so utterly destroyed, but he is STILL leading the polls and there is a very good chance that he will be the new POTUS. In my opinion, if any U.S. President is likely to go doolally and press the button, I fear it will be this guy.

Hillary by contrast is a complete crook, moreover a crook who will continue to take America even further down the disastrous path that Obama has chosen. But - and big but - ghastly as she may be, she is also highly intelligent and actually possesses a degree of competence.

Jesus effing Christ... What a choice America has to make! Will you guys go for the crook or the deranged nut-job? My choice would be for the crook on the basis that that there is far less chance of her doing something irrational.

I never thought that I would ever say this, but - shut your eyes, hold your nose and... VOTE HILLARY.

Richard I think you have totally failed to understand Trump and the nature of his bid.

He is not irrational. But he is using the methods he has used successfully in business to destroy competing candidates who have never faced anything like it.

He has more wit, energy and personality than any of them.

If the loathsome Clinton hag wins it will be another victory for the political class which is destroying the west.

At least with Trump at the wheel America has a real chance of a much needed course correction.

"He has more wit, energy and personality than any of them."

For the life of me, I can only see the second of those things in Trump.

One last time. Trump is an unintelligent bloviator. His stated policies -- STATED POLICIES -- on economic matters are designed to drive the country into poverty. He's a protectionist. In his own dealings, he has either gone bankrupt (more times than most people know) or he has depended on government handouts. His other policies are unworkable. He sounds like a fool when he demands other countries pay for the use of American protection. He will not drive out Moslems already here. THEY ARE PROTECTED BY THE BILL OF RIGHTS. I can't think of a single policy that he has voiced that makes any sense.

I'm with Richard. If he gets the nomination, I'm shutting my eyes, holding my nose, taking an enema, holding down the sick, and voting for the hag -- or anyone else the democrats throw at me. Sorry.

The hag and her family have had their time. The USA need to move on and Trump is the man.

Whatever else might be said, for two such demonstrably unsuitable candidates for the Presidency to be chosen suggests a chronic failure of at least some of the mechanisms of the American democratic system.

Surely, what is needed is a root and branch reform of the way in which presidential candidates are selected.

I think Richard it shows the weakness of the presidential system, in which the president has become an elected kng although that's not the role the founding fathers had in mind.

Back to Trump - to me he is not an attractive candidate. But most of what he has said on the stump you can discard, as with any politiian - he says what he needs to in order to be elected.

Assuming he is running against that loathsome hag whose only qualification for office is that she has a vagina, and whose periods in office (perhaps an unfortunate turn of phrase) have been characterised by incompetence, corruption, cynicism, dishonesty and the famous email scandal in which she presented the intelligence services of half the world with access to American secrets (in exchange for what we wonder?)

Frankly anybody who would choose this revolting woman should be disqualified from voting.

As it happens I totally agree with your definition of the U.S. President as 'an elected king.' However, that isn't the issue here. What is, is that both principal candidates are dire beyond belief and either of them - if elected - would disgrace the office of President.

In producing such candidates, the logical conclusion must be that the American democratic system has failed, and failed badly. As I said before, it therefore follows that an urgent reform of the way presidential candidates are selected is required.

We can argue the toss as to who is the worst candidate until the cows come home. Unfortunately, in the not too distant future, we are all going to find out the hard way. God bless America... and with either of those two in the White House, she is going to need every single blessing she can get.

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