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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump Heads to a Melting Europe

President Trump continues to dominate the media, both traditional and new. No other politician has done this so consistently and for so long. One cannot switch on the ol' tube, the even older radio, or engage in a little internet or social media surfing without seeing the Trumpian dominance. It's absolutely amazing.

Trump announced his pick for a new justice on the SCOTUS, a really rather uncontroversial one which the left is making into a controversy, and, once again, having a melt-down. Brett Kavanaugh seems like a perfectly qualified and experienced judge, certainly much more so than, say, Justice Sotomayor, a progressive darling who sits on the SCOTUS these days. But, of course, the fake outrage machine has been put into high gear, once again, assuring all who would listen and even those who do not, that, once again, the WORLD IS COMING TO AN END! Yawn. I am so tired of the END OF THE WORLD . . . I have seen this movie so many times. Anyhow, I hope the Republicans in the Senate and a couple of sane of Democrats--Surely, they must exist?--can rouse themselves to putting Kavenaugh on the SCOTUS quickly, and spare us all the drama. I know, too much to hope for . . .

Well, The Donald heads off for the Old World. It's an Old World witnessing a melt-down of the elites who have misgoverned that place since the end of WWII. The NATO meeting in Brussels is being attended by some key zombies of that elite. I refer, in the main, to Merkel and May. Both of these ladies are in severe political trouble, and facing an end to their careers thanks to messes of their own making. Merkel, of course, is the mother of the current invasion of Europe by Muslim and African "refugees" who have ripped apart what was left of the continent's social fabric and traditions. Her decision to admit over one million "refugees" has plunged Germany and the EU into an existential crisis with no easy end in sight. Merkel's days are numbered, let's just hope Germany's aren't, too.

Theresa May must be one of the most incompetent and clueless politicians on the scene. May has no business being the PM of a major country. She just can't get on the right side of history no matter how many times that side is pointed out to her. She insists on making a series of "own goals." She is a classic pro-EU drudge. When her own country rejected the EU in a referendum, which the elites opposed holding for years and years, May just didn't know what to do (see here and here for example). She could not understand how the ground had shifted. As I wrote back in April, 2016,
At the risk of being reprimanded and corrected by this blog's one or two British readers, I offer that the force driving the pro-Brexit movement is not solely or even mostly about economics, or finance, or currency exchange rates. It is about something much, much more important. It is about reclaiming the soul of Britain; preserving and restoring that which made Britain, notably England, one of the world's greatest countries, a nation of stunning consequence. It is about deciding whether the great British traditions and innovations that have made our modern world are worth saving or should be discarded . . . For me as an outsider, a person with zero British blood, and no family ties to the UK (although I do like British cheese), what's driving the anti-EU movement in Britain is the need to save the country, or what's left of it. Perhaps without the EU and its courts and mandates, British common sense can prevail, and the UK be saved, or at least England--and if the Scots want to stay in the EU, they should have another referendum and swap London's "rule" for that of Brussels, that'll teach 'em.
What's happening in the UK now re Brexit, is exactly what I wrote about here,
Literally within hours of the "Leave" victory in the Brexit referendum, the elite counterattack began. First, lots of stories in British and other media that, well, there is no rush to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that would start the clock on the British exit from the EU, that Scotland--of course-- doesn't accept leaving the EU and would rather leave the United Kingdom (and tie itself to the mast of the sinking EU ship), and, of course, the ol' lefty/elite standby, my favorite, the people are too stupid to know what they want. Yeah, yeah . . .
In a similar vein, we saw a story in the Washington Post that claimed, "The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it." Those poor, poor dumb Brits. After having run about half the world, founding the greatest countries on earth, creating modern democracy, saving the world from the Nazis, fighting the Communists and other assorted evil-mongers, and, by the way, having spent over four decades in the EU, the great unwashed British masses didn't know what the EU is when they voted on whether to leave it! Tsk! Tsk! Shame! Shame! The problem, of course, is, as is the case with so much progressive narrative these days, that story is false . . . The best most robust and thorough example of the sort of elitist thinking that has produced Brexit and Trump comes, once again, from the Washington Post. In an incredibly tone deaf, snobbish, and just plain wrong piece, a previously unknown guest columnist by the name of Emily Badger, tells us that, "Brexit is a reminder that some things just shouldn’t be decided by referendum."
In other words, the people got it wrong. May has never quite given that up, and has, at best, dragged her feet in getting the UK out of the EU. She has engaged in an absurd negotiating tactic with the EU, one in which she would have the UK leave the EU but remain subject to its rules and regulations--WHAT? Well, now her cabinet is melting, with Trump look alike Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, resigning with a Trumpian resignation letter signature ceremony.  May is going to NATO and later dealing one-on-one with Trump in London in a greatly weakened state. I doubt Trump will take her too seriously, no matter how many "baby Trump" blimps fill the UK skies.

On that blimp and the protests against Trump, a few parting words. What we are seeing, in essence, is the old "Ban the Bomb" folks back on the streets. They call themselves something like the "No War Coalition" but can't quite name the war they oppose, you know, the one that Trump started. He, of course, gets no credit for trying to end the Korean war and its nuclear threat, or for dismantling ISIS and its war machine. Dopey British actors, such as Mark Rylance, are involved in the protests which include some nonsense about abuse of migrants in the US, and which they assure us are being done for the benefit of people in America. Ah, the "elites." The last remaining comics left.

Trump will dominate. A safe prediction.

52 comments:

  1. May made a complete hash of being Home Secretary as well. During her watch there was uncontrolled illegal invasion. Useless.

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  2. I dunno.. the UK has been so very socialist for such a long time. They some how appear to take pride in their health system which refuses to allow parents to make medical decisions on behalf of their children (call it an obscure government abuse if someone wants, but it's a cost curtailment to keep the con running at best). I don't quite see how you keep having such hopes for the UK reclaiming any semblance of past glory. I admire your optimism.

    - reader #1482

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    1. British expats have been moving to France for years and enrolling in the French healthcare system, which is excellent. This has created a problem for France as the French system was supposed to be funded by payroll deductions and the Brits are enrolling in a section for the poor. There are now villages in southeast France that are 100% English speaking.

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    2. What's good for the pate eating cannibalistic goose is good, also for the wild geese.
      Let them eat cake.

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  3. Can we please borrow President Trump for a while? I would be quite willing to make him Honorary President for a year or so, with executive powers. We have a "water wall" around us to help.If he could also bring the second ammendment with him, that would be perfect and also stimulate Anglo/American trade.

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    1. Hopefully the 1st amendment could be shared also.

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  4. Merkel is history after the German automakers sided with China and Iran yesterday. As usual Sundance has the lowdown at his place.

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  5. May = British Squish
    Khan = Londonstan also-ran

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    1. May-Tony Bliar's incestuous mommy
      Merkel-Brussel's very own meat puppet.

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  6. It's fun watching Trump dismantle the "grand alliance" with Europe. Obviously moving away from the extinct dinosaur, and charging ahead with some new species of allies.
    It'll be interesting to see what is created once the dust clears.

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    1. Until Lenin and his Soviet cohorts took control of the country, Russia was perhaps the US's best long-term ally. The French are poseurs as allies, being in favor of the US ONLY when it suits their interests alone. Lafayette was fake news. The Spanish and Russians were more steadfast allies to the Patriots during the Revolution than the French were.

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  7. It is not clear what is the objective of President Trump's trip to UK. The UK is not much of an ally, judging by their votes at the UN. They are not much use militarily, with their aircraft-bereft aircraft carrier. They are hardly friends -- upper class English loathe the US. And their spy network seems mainly to be focused on undercutting the US President and sowing dissent between the US and Russia.

    Since President Trump has rightly decided to have nothing to do with the State Department's monstrosity of a new embassy in London, why visit at all?

    If it is simply for diplomatic niceties, why not skip May and London altogether? The President could simply fly into Aberdeen and meet the Queen for high tea at Balmoral Castle.

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    1. or go fishing on the Isle of Man.

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    2. Hey! It was a great opportunity to embarrass CNN and little Jimmy Acosta on a world-wide basis; after he embarrassed our NATO fake allies!

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  8. Trump is talking past the elites of england. I've been shocked to see the hooligans(bless them) holding trump placards at free T Robinson rallies, which continue BTW. I detect vast undercurrents. Could well be wrong, but i believe that we are living in interesting times gentleman. Gather your family close and make friends/allies with your neighbors. Stay cagey.

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    1. from a source with your predictive powers, that scares me.

      - reader #1482

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    2. What will come out of the upswelling? Is there an HONEST english conservative MP left? Where is the Iron Lady's successor?

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  9. As a great man once said:

    "Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

    Well, we are in one again. So far it is not a shooting war. But that is not guaranteed.

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    1. The shooting part is the final stage of an ongoing civil war.

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  10. The Left is losing.

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  11. Are you guys following the Nato summit? It's hilarious. Trump reminds me of beautiful women i have known in the past; I try to hold hold myself in reserve, but i find myself falling in love with them. I'm really becoming a fan-boy of this wild man. This is gettin fun!

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  12. I'd say F**off to NATO and help Poland and the Ukraine. Western Europe and Northern Europe aren't friends. They are treacherous Vichy cheese eating surrender monkeys.

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    1. If we put together a new organization to defend the Poles and any other Eastern European friends against aggression, we need a different organization to do it than NATO. Maybe hold a conference in Warsaw to put it together. What could we call it? :P

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    2. Middle Europe. Hostiles to the East, hostiles to the West.

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    3. The Warsaw Treaty Organization? :D

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  13. Western Europe and Northern Europe are so far up the devil's asshole that they are eating his crap covered corn and calling it candy.
    You are right. It's a "YES!!!!!!!!!" moment.
    Drop the tariffs and pay us what you owe, you deadbeat socialist Brussels elites. Pay up NOW.

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  14. The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson posted photos to Twitter with a confirmation of intent from Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, “In a troll of deeply epic proportions White House staff just walked all reporters & journalists covering the SCOTUS pick by the dumpster & a portrait of Hillary Clinton. When I asked @hogangidley45 if that was on purpose he said “absolutely.”

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  15. Croatia beat England in the World Cup. Is this a sign? And are the cheese-eaters next?

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  16. If you will permit me to say; the end of the world hasn't turned out to nearly so bad as I had hitherto imagined, and I was wholly unprepared for the possibility that it is in fact a recurring event. At this point I am simply confused,

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  17. As a pro-Trump Brit, living in England, I'm embarrassed to think of what the leftie hordes being cultivated in this country will do to make Trump's visit as unpleasant and pointless as they possibly can.

    These people are the very essence of modern Fascism. You have my apology, for what it may be worth, for the discourtesy which will be aimed at your President.

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    1. Don't worry. The lefty freak show can be as entertaining as it is instructive. The left has been unhinged since the fall of the USSR.

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    2. On my end, apologies for our former POTUS Boy Clinton entertaining the despicable terrorist Gerry Adams in the White House.

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    3. Just saying Formertory but, were I capable of whispering advice in my President's ear I'd say, "Ask those whimpies flying the balloon if I, President of the United States might, pause for a moment and get a selfie with y'alls gasbag."

      I'm enjoying the hell outta myself watching my President.

      JK

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    4. Whatever happens in England cannot be as entertaining as our US moon bats screaming at the sky, and predicting the end of the world with every breath. They liberals are horrified at the idea that a new Supreme Court Justice may be appointed that actually follows the law, and not some liberal wet dream.

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    5. Anon / JK - if only! Could get Sadiq Khan in it, too (though one blogger here unkindly suggested that a pig blimp with Khan's face on it might be even more amusing).
      More generally, I live in a very pro-Brexit part of England. Which is to say, not in London. President Trump's interview with The Sun "newspaper", published this morning, will prove interesting (English understatement :-) ). The Sun has form - as the biggest selling newspaper here - in making and breaking UK political leaders, and the Sun's readership is hugely and passionately pro-Brexit. Its editorial policy reflects this, of course.
      When you look at what the crazies here get up to over the next couple of days, reflect on this: Trump is hugely liked by a great many people over here for the fact that he isn't a politician, he shakes up people who need shaking up, and he calls it mostly as he sees it.
      Brexiteers are almost to a man (or whatever) of the view that we wish our politicians had the attitude of President Trump. As it is, it's taken the Europeans several hundred years, but they've finally shafted us, with the cooperation of our own politicians. Didn't they call that treason, once upon a time?

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    6. It all started when you folks abandoned "hanging, drawing and quartering". After that nobody had to behave themselves any more.

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  18. A scurrilous blog, Guido Fawkes, but can be fun. Effectively these days an online presence of The Sun. Friday Caption Competition

    Interesting comments section....

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    1. Comments section: "that's not my hand you're holding Donald"!

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  19. I guess you have already seen it but here it is again.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJC64B7evBs
    Juncker, president of the EU Commission, showed up very drunk at the NATO-summit.And it is not the first time either.
    This is European leadership of today.Many of us would prefer a Trump.
    Swedishlady

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    1. He's trying to catch up to Melania?

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    2. Looks absolutely like sciatica to me, Swedishlady ;-)

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    3. And Trump said this:
      https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/13/politics/trump-europe-immigration/index.html
      He said that European leaders should watch themselves because immigration is changing the culture in their societies. Love it, love it ! Just go on, president Trump, hit them hard. But of course, our DDR- MSM never reports this, however, we the people have other sources nowadays....
      Swedishlady

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    4. Formertory, yes, it looks like his special brand of "sciatica" makes him very happy....By the way, he goes by the name, Juncker-Klunker, over here, it means Juncker the Gulper.
      Swedishlady

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    5. Thank you, Swedishlady. We know him by the appellation "Juncker the Drunker". I rather like Juncker-Klunker, too.

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  20. Oh come on Dr S! You know you want to call it the Warsaw Pact II.

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  21. "Rather than simply place blame on the hackers, we need to acknowledge our own culpability in failing to adequately protect so obvious a target. Plainly, we need to do so much more to safeguard our networks, especially those which hold the most sensitive details about ... . [Many of which] are entrusted with critical national security missions. Addressing this problem must begin by acknowledging that it is our responsibility to protect our people, their most personal information, and their privacy."

    Ranking Member of The House Select Intelligence Committee the *Honorable U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district*

    Congressman Adam Schiff

    July 2015

    JK

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  22. Copy & paste into your browser:

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/australias-migration-rates-the-lowest-theyve-been-in-10-years/news-story/1e685484a3c3928d418d070b4e43e177

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    1. That's great news for Australia!

      Now if they'd just sack that weathervane Turnbull and put Tony Abbott back in, I'd feel a lot more confident that their "good luck" will continue!

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    2. I've always thought that Tony Abbot was stabbed in the back.

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