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Quotation for Today – 27/05/2017

May 27, 2017

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

H L Mencken 1880 – 1956 American writer

The Donald loves authority figures

May 26, 2017


That was then! This is now! (1)

May 26, 2017

“It was very spectacular. I don’t think there was ever anything like that. That was beyond anything anyone’s seen. We went to the pope. Very impressive. The pope was terrific,” Trump said,

The Pope wows The Donald. Source The Guardian

Yet per The Los Angeles Times:-

Like Trump, the Argentine pope has shown a predilection for unscripted comments that have shaken the staid Vatican bureaucracy, as when he criticized candidate Trump’s proposed stricter immigration policies including a border wall as “not Christian.” Trump fired back, calling the pope’s remarks “disgraceful.” January 1916

So now The Pope is terrific, then he was disgraceful

Jimmy Kimmel on Donald meets the Pope

May 26, 2017

From The Guardian:-

The pope presented Trump with a medallion featuring an olive branch. “Unfortunately, Trump is only in year 70 of his 100-year deal with the devil right now, and he’s got a no-trade clause, so it’s very unlikely that he would switch teams,” he said.

Corbyn inches closer to victory

May 26, 2017


Tories lose more ground to Labour. The possibility of a Tory loss looms. It is highly likely that Mrs May will not get an increased majority if she wins.

The Tories have had a truly appalling campaign recently and thus have opened the door to Labour.

If Adam lived in UK he would be frightened at the prospect of Corbyn leading the government. Labour’s manifesto laid out a plan which potentially could lead the UK into becoming Venezuela in the North Sea.

Cartoon for Today -26/05/2017

May 26, 2017


NZ Budget 2017

May 25, 2017

NBR has an article, not paywalled , on budget highlights

More on this later


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