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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17370 on: 09 September, 2020, 08:47:39 AM »
All the kudos for mini-Solo. (And a few also for Mr. Campbell.)

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17371 on: 09 September, 2020, 09:38:18 AM »
My daughter (8) made a comic and I'm proud:


Magnificent.  His angry, lumpen face and unnatural hair are the work of a master caricaturist in waiting.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17372 on: 09 September, 2020, 03:53:58 PM »
My daughter (8) made a comic and I'm proud:

Wait, does that last panel show him hanging from a lamppost? Ace! That's one tough Academy of Law you're running there!.

I'm not sure what he's hanging from, but he is tied up and hanging upside down, although it hasn't shut him up. I had to get her to translate half of panel #3, which was "a bogey" and "ugly hair".
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17373 on: 09 September, 2020, 06:01:09 PM »
I'm not sure what he's hanging from..

I was drawing an inference from Chekhov's Lamppost in Panel 4.  And wishful thinking.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17374 on: 09 September, 2020, 08:49:15 PM »
Heh. Oddly enough, I had a not dissimilar thought yesterday, shaolin…



 :D  Missed that one, somehow.  Brilliant.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17375 on: 10 September, 2020, 01:43:56 AM »
I was trying to make sense of a sentence in an article about White House interference with its own intelligence services. Here's the sentence:

"The complaint says Mr Murphy was then removed from future meetings and in July was effectively demoted form [sic] acting secretary and principal deputy under secretary to assistant to the deputy under secretary in the management division."

It made me think of these:

 - "The old man the boat."
 - "The horse raced past the barn fell."
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17376 on: 10 September, 2020, 01:23:12 PM »
Still makes more sense than most of Trump's interview answers.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17377 on: 10 September, 2020, 09:37:58 PM »
You are not allowed to be in groups of six because that's breaking the law, and you aren't allowed to break the law except the government's EU withdrawal bill does break the law, but That's Different™.
Anyway, you aren't allowed to be in groups of six, except in your job that you have to go to - but That's Different™ - and schools that your kids have to go to - but That's Different™ - and public transport if you use it.

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I will remind you that the anti-cop protests never stopped, the BBC etc just stopped reporting on them, but completely coincidentally, the police now have additional discretionary powers to disperse crowds.  This is not going to end well.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17378 on: 11 September, 2020, 12:41:25 AM »

I wonder which MPs voted for this new restriction, which ones abstained and which ones voted against...

I further wonder how our representatives will vote on the World Economic Forum's Great Reset initiative. I guess we won't get to vote on it because we aren't "global stakeholders." At least, I'd be astonished if we are.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17379 on: 11 September, 2020, 08:31:40 AM »

I wonder which MPs voted for this new restriction, which ones abstained and which ones voted against...

I further wonder how our representatives will vote on the World Economic Forum's Great Reset initiative. I guess we won't get to vote on it because we aren't "global stakeholders." At least, I'd be astonished if we are.


The MPs didn't get the chance to vote.  Or any warning at all.  It was 'announced' on Twitter by a reporter, even though Matt Hancock had been in the House and had ample opportunity to mention it a few hours earlier.  Almost as if they don't want any scrutiny of their actions...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17380 on: 14 September, 2020, 01:35:35 PM »
Keith Stormer is in self-isolation after "household symptoms", which I assume is a euphemism for "one of the kids caught it after being sent back to school, a measure I fully supported and in fact demanded be implemented."
On the plus side, at least Labour are finally twenty points ahead in the polls.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17381 on: 14 September, 2020, 02:28:16 PM »
Keith Stormer is in self-isolation after "household symptoms", which I assume is a euphemism for "one of the kids caught it after being sent back to school, a measure I fully supported and in fact demanded be implemented."
On the plus side, at least Labour are finally twenty points ahead in the polls.

Keith Stormer is the Happy Shopper  version of the labour leader

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17382 on: 14 September, 2020, 02:54:06 PM »
Without Keith to oppose them, the Tories will run rampant.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17383 on: 14 September, 2020, 02:58:46 PM »
Say what you like about Kieran Stammer, but it takes a seriously awful Tory party to lose that overwhelming lead they had last election.  But that's what they are. 
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #17384 on: 14 September, 2020, 08:12:57 PM »
The lead created by a sustained media campaign of (occasionally legally-actionable) disinformation was never sustainable, and there was always going to be a crash in Tory support - if only when Brexiteers inevitably shat their nappies at not getting what they wanted.