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  • I would so go for that, or the invisible cloak idea. Please do that. Please!
  • HugalHugal Shipmate
    Yes the cast of Disney’s Aladdin do the same with the Prince Ali number. It could work. Will we be having the baby Trump balloon again? Have we suffered enough over Brexit yes. Complaining about Trump being over here officially could make a nice break from that.
    Can’t we get the US to chip in something for the parade? We are giving them a break from him after all.
  • If they get the blimp out again, that would add an extra aircraft type, no?
  • CrœsosCrœsos Shipmate
    Britons begin stockpiling bottles of piss in preparation for Donald Trump state visit:
    The announcement that President Trump will be visiting the UK was initially met with outrage by left-wing protestors, but then glee as they realised the kind of shenanigans that might entail, along with the realisation that this might be the only opportunity they have to drown President Trump in litres and litres of their own water.

    <snip>

    Excited Brits have been holding parties known as “Piss-Ups”, where the empty bottles from the night are immediately urinated into, then stored in a special cellar known as the “West Wing”.

    “You should see my West Wing,” said Ellie Scatliffe, a middle-class socialist from Somerset.

    Yes, this is satire. I'd like to think I wouldn't have to specify that, but these days you never know.
  • sionisaissionisais Shipmate
    Crœsos wrote: »
    Britons begin stockpiling bottles of piss in preparation for Donald Trump state visit:
    The announcement that President Trump will be visiting the UK was initially met with outrage by left-wing protestors, but then glee as they realised the kind of shenanigans that might entail, along with the realisation that this might be the only opportunity they have to drown President Trump in litres and litres of their own water.

    <snip>

    Excited Brits have been holding parties known as “Piss-Ups”, where the empty bottles from the night are immediately urinated into, then stored in a special cellar known as the “West Wing”.

    “You should see my West Wing,” said Ellie Scatliffe, a middle-class socialist from Somerset.

    Yes, this is satire. I'd like to think I wouldn't have to specify that, but these days you never know.

    Second-hand scrumpy is nasty stuff.
  • The RogueThe Rogue Shipmate
    O yes - if he asks, 'Where are the other 20 types?', we just explain about the Cloaks Of Invisibility™ with which they are equipped, thereby assuring ourselves of a new trade agreement to supply such COIs to Trumperica!

    They aren't invisible: they can be seen but only by intelligent people ...
  • Don't say that in front of a Klingon...!
    :flushed:

    But yes - it's the old principle of The Trumperor's Emperor's New Clothes....
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Hugal wrote: »
    Can’t we get the US to chip in something for the parade? We are giving them a break from him after all.

    Only if you keep him over there and don't send him back to the U.S.
    :wink:

  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited April 24
    Whilst he's over here, Build The Wall!
    :wink:
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Pigwidgeon wrote: »
    Hugal wrote: »
    Can’t we get the US to chip in something for the parade? We are giving them a break from him after all.

    Only if you keep him over there and don't send him back to the U.S.
    :wink:

    Five dollah!! I send five dollah right now!!
  • ten dollah! Fifteen!
  • LL suggested that we solve the problem with T by having all 50 states secede at once and jointly set up The United States of America II, while leaving Trump marooned in an office chair with a YUGE border wall built around him. I quite like it.
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    edited April 25
    A tweet I read today -

    “Theresa May's guide to social etiquette

    16-year old Swedish climate activist working to save the planet: avoid meeting at all costs.

    72-year old lying, narcissistic, racist, misogynist president happy to destroy the planet: grant state visit.”
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited April 26
    I see that our next Prime Minister (well, I live in hope) has repudiated the very idea of supping with The Trumperor:
    https://bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48070983

    Poor Old Betty doesn't have the choice, so one hopes that JC can call the whole charade off, even if Air Force One (complete with Trumperor, and Train) is awaiting take-off at the time.
    :rage:

    This is Hell, so AFAIK I can legitimately ask:
    HOW THE FUCK DID WE END UP WITH THE TRUMPEROR, AND TREEZA TRAINWRECK?

    I'll get me Coat, me Pills, and disappear......

    (I hope due note will be taken of the Oxford commas....)
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    From the linked article:
    But Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the UK should offer "the best possible welcome" to the president.

    Raspberries, I should think -- without cream and sugar.
  • Moonies. Painted orange.
    :rage:
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    that's the Hare Krishnas BF
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I'm not sure that's the sort of moonie BF was talking about (scroll down to the third definition). :mrgreen:

    I understand that Sir Vince Cable, the Lib Dem leader, has politely declined the invitation as well.
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    edited April 27
    Boogie wrote: »
    16-year old Swedish climate activist working to save the planet: avoid meeting at all costs.
    Though, to be honest, at least she wasn't being 2-faced about it; I doubt any of the politicians, around the world, not just in the UK, have any intention of acting on anything Greta Thunberg might have to say...even if Gove feels a sense of guilt. How noble of him! Won't listen to scientists...doubt an admittedly amazing Swedish schoolgirl (except Fridays) will have her words translated to actions. It plays well to the cameras to listen to a 'celebrity' (what a poor word choice). But even May couldn't get that right.

    Sadly 16 yos don't vote, and if they did they don't vote for the Tories generally I suppose... She can be ignored.

    (Sorry...I'll get out and take my soapbox with me)
  • BoogieBoogie Shipmate
    Sadly 16 yos don't vote...

    In a couple of years they will - and they will remember.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    Piglet wrote: »
    I'm not sure that's the sort of moonie BF was talking about (scroll down to the third definition). :mrgreen:

    I understand that Sir Vince Cable, the Lib Dem leader, has politely declined the invitation as well.

    I'm very sorry that Sir Vince has decided not to moon the President. Fly me to the moon...
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    Boogie wrote: »
    Sadly 16 yos don't vote...

    In a couple of years they will - and they will remember.

    They do for the Scottish Parliament.
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited April 28
    Which proves again what a Sensible and Civilised country Scotland is.

    Roll on, Independence!
    :wink:

    (Bonny Prince Charlie......where are you when we need you?)
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited April 28
    I see an opportunity to post the you-tube video that has become my favorite. It is from the lads at Burnistoun, and the "relevant" bit is at the end.
  • HugalHugal Shipmate
    Which proves again what a Sensible and Civilised country Scotland is.

    Roll on, Independence!
    :wink:

    (Bonny Prince Charlie......where are you when we need you?)

    And yet it was a Scotsman, James 1 of England, 6 of Scotland that essentially created the UK to join his kingdoms together.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    True enough. I'd argue it was an accidental Union primarily bought about by Elizabeth, who was no dummy.
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited April 29
    Well, YMMV, but personally, I think it was a pity that England sort of gained the upper hand.

    I am of Scottish (and eventually) Irish descent.....and with Norman French ancestry also, I really don't see myself as English.....

    Whence does this Orange Oaf come, of which you speak?
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    Sadly he is half Scottish, though not popular on the Isle of Lewis where his mother was from.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    He's only half-scottish if you allow reverse chain migration.
  • OhherOhher Shipmate
    He's half-Scottish only in the No True Scotsman sense.
  • I rather thought the Orange Oaf was actually only half-human....but that that was somewhat unfair to the unknown other half....
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    If he claims to be Scottish, may I please change my nationality? To anything else?
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    edited May 3
    No Piglet you may not. Scotland is a beautiful country. It has friendly and funny people. It has pubs where, late at night they sing Tom Jones' Delilah and when you open the door a wave of heat and joy washes over you. It has extremely good comedians including but not limited to Frankie Boyle and the two blokes who do Burnistoun. Its history is tragic and noble. Its poets and writers are lyrical, its actors are complex. Scotland is wonderful. I will not stand for Trump diminishing your country even one iona.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Thanks, Simon - that made me chuckle, especially "one iona" (whether it was deliberate or a spell-checking brainfart!). :smiley:
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    It's a very small island :tongue:
  • Bishops FingerBishops Finger Shipmate
    edited May 4
    Indeed it is, but one of great beauty and spirituality. Like the rest of Scotland.

    But not like The Trumperor....

    (Actually, I thought it was a brilliant piece of wordsmithery on Simon Toad's part).
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    ... I thought it was a brilliant piece of wordsmithery on Simon Toad's part ...
    That was my first thought too. <notworthy>
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    :blush:
  • TwilightTwilight Shipmate
    Trump's tweet after the Kentucky Derby:
    "The Kentuky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close!?"

    Yes, he thinks it's all the Democrats fault for liking political correctness, although PC had absolutely nothing to do with anything. Clearly Trump knows zip about horse racing and literally can't even spell Kentucky.Trump actually thinks a horse who broke the rules (however accidentally) should still be the winner -- because rules don't matter to him. Only winning!

    After the disqualification the horse who crossed the finish line second, Country House, was declared the winner. That has always been the rule.

    The hero horse was the one I was pulling for, War to Will, who had the reflexes to "steady" when the big rump of the front runner swayed into his lane. If War to Will hadn't had the skill and generosity to slow slightly, a chain reaction would have caused a whole line of horses to fall and there might have been some casualties. If a sitting president must tweet about horse racing, War to Will, would have provided an opportunity for an inspirational word or two.

    Just another example of the sad stupidity of our president.
  • alienfromzogalienfromzog Shipmate
    Twilight wrote: »
    Trump's tweet after the Kentucky Derby:
    "The Kentuky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close!?"

    Yes, he thinks it's all the Democrats fault for liking political correctness, although PC had absolutely nothing to do with anything. Clearly Trump knows zip about horse racing and literally can't even spell Kentucky.Trump actually thinks a horse who broke the rules (however accidentally) should still be the winner -- because rules don't matter to him. Only winning!

    After the disqualification the horse who crossed the finish line second, Country House, was declared the winner. That has always been the rule.

    The hero horse was the one I was pulling for, War to Will, who had the reflexes to "steady" when the big rump of the front runner swayed into his lane. If War to Will hadn't had the skill and generosity to slow slightly, a chain reaction would have caused a whole line of horses to fall and there might have been some casualties. If a sitting president must tweet about horse racing, War to Will, would have provided an opportunity for an inspirational word or two.

    Just another example of the sad stupidity of our president.

    As I said on Twitter, The best candidate did not win the presidential election. Not even close...

    AFZ
  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Twilight wrote: »
    Trump actually thinks a horse who broke the rules (however accidentally) should still be the winner.

    No surprise there.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    distract distract distract. That's all he's doing I reckon.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    That Trump is blaming the Kentucky Derby incident on liberals was all too predictable.

    As Twilight says, it has nothing to do with "political correctness." Just correctness (as in "following the rules"). Not all correctness is political.

    I don't think it is so much distraction, as he gets great mileage as portraying himself as a person who always take on "the Authorities" (other than himself, of course--taking on his authority is treason, a witch hunt, etc. etc.) That all plays well to his base.

  • CrœsosCrœsos Shipmate
    Twilight wrote: »
    Clearly Trump knows zip about horse racing and literally can't even spell Kentucky. Trump actually thinks a horse who broke the rules (however accidentally) should still be the winner -- because rules don't matter to him. Only winning!

    You'd think Trump wouldn't be raising such a big stink about a second-place finisher being awarded a win on a technicality, but self-awareness never was his strong suit. On the other hand I can see why he'd want to wave off any penalty for rule-breaking.

    For the record, Trump does have a history with horse racing . . . barely:
    In the spring of 1988, Steve Hyde, the chief executive of Trump’s casino business, was approached by a racehorse owner named Robert LiButti — who also happened to be a mob associate — who was selling a horse with an impressive pedigree and “Triple Crown potential,” according to former Trump employee John O’Donnell’s book Trumped!. The asking price for the racehorse, named Alibi, was $500,000. Trump agreed to buy Alibi, on the condition that the horse be renamed DJ Trump.

    But the process didn’t go so smoothly. Shortly after making the deal, Trump — as is his style — began trying to renegotiate it.

    Time suspiciously passed with no payment, and LiButti grew frustrated. Since Trump was convinced his name alone was worth $250,000, O’Donnell writes, Trump insisted on a discount on Alibi. LiButti reluctantly agreed, convinced by colleagues that a Trump investment in the racing industry would be good for business. It was then that the demands began. Trump insisted the horse be trained in vigorous workouts so that he could be delivered as soon as possible from Florida in racing shape.

    Things did not go well for Alibi/DJ Trump from that point on. The horse did survive, but barely. Click through to read the rest if you want the details. Still, buying a horse named "Alibi" from an alleged mobster and renaming after yourself . . . this political satire novel we're living in is too heavy handed.
  • ClimacusClimacus Shipmate
    Does DJ have another meaning other than disc jockey I'm unaware of? It seems an odd choice...DJ Trump?: has he an Ibiza fantasy we are unaware of?

    Oh, how I'd love to be a history student in 2119... assuming the earth isn't boiling. Essays on this period of history would be fascinating.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Climacus wrote: »
    Oh, how I'd love to be a history student in 2119... assuming the earth isn't boiling. Essays on this period of history would be fascinating.
    I wish Mr. Shakespeare were alive to write "King Donald I"!

  • Amanda B ReckondwythAmanda B Reckondwyth Mystery Worship Editor
    Comedy of Errors, Part 2
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Pigwidgeon wrote: »
    ... "King Donald I" ...
    Don't give him ideas - he's already apparently pushing the suggestion (heaven forfend!) made by his fart-catcher Jerry Falwell that he ought to get two extra years squatting in the White House because he's been "robbed" of them by the Mueller investigation.

    Honestly, what are they putting in his Coca-Cola?

  • CrœsosCrœsos Shipmate
    Climacus wrote: »
    Does DJ have another meaning other than disc jockey I'm unaware of? It seems an odd choice...DJ Trump?

    I suspect that in this case it simply stands for "Donald John".
  • TheOrganistTheOrganist Shipmate
    Anyone else slightly freaked out by the sight of The Orange One and Tiger Woods looking like they were dressed by central casting - look here.
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