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Alan
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Re: What is democracy?

June 8th, 2021, 7:32 pm

Speaking of Manchin, an amusing scenario in today's wsj opinion:

1. Senate Democrats strip him of his committee assignments.
2. He switches to Republican, who then control the Senate, and give him his pick of committees -- as well as 50 high fives.  

Well, I threw in that last part.   :D
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 8th, 2021, 7:47 pm

Albeit plausible, I don’t find it amusing in the slightest. But as a practical matter, it would probably only speed things up by a year or two. As Republican controlled states eliminate voting rights for Democrats, or just outright override the vote altogether if it goes against them, I see relatively little hope for a maintained Democratic majority over the course of the next couple of elections. And the dynasty will be back in town for good.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 10th, 2021, 7:58 pm

"to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts"
I commemorate those who fought on our side in WW1&2, but I have a problem with those.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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Re: What is democracy?

June 10th, 2021, 11:42 pm

How about any conflicts that may have happened in between the two World Wars?
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 11th, 2021, 9:32 am

How about any conflicts that may have happened in between the two World Wars?
off the top of my head

Spanish Civil War
Italy invades Ethiopia
Japan invades China
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Re: What is democracy?

June 11th, 2021, 9:38 am

How about any conflicts that may have happened in between the two World Wars?
off the top of my head

Spanish Civil War
Italy invades Ethiopia
Japan invades China
Palestine Police Force founded
"Compatibility means deliberately repeating other people's mistakes."
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Re: What is democracy?

June 11th, 2021, 6:24 pm

"to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts"
I commemorate those who fought on our side in WW1&2, but I have a problem with those.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Sadly, this kind of freedom quickly turns into resignation and depression, or madness.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 12th, 2021, 9:53 pm

Table football, anyone?

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Re: What is democracy?

June 13th, 2021, 8:47 am

The one on the left has Jock Itch.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 13th, 2021, 8:49 am

Or the smaller the, ahem, economy the wider the manspread.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 13th, 2021, 9:21 am

Joe Biden has a good tailor. And of course Draghi who makes for a bella figura.
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Re: What is democracy?

June 13th, 2021, 10:17 pm

Why is British economy bending inwards?
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 21st, 2021, 1:54 pm

Joe Biden has a good tailor. And of course Draghi who makes for a bella figura.
No, no, no. Their clothes are “signalling.” Boris is saying he’s a gentleman. The other men are saying, “I’m an estate agent.” I don’t know what the women are saying but I’m getting the tightening in the scrotum that I associate with fear or cold weather.
 
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Re: What is democracy?

June 21st, 2021, 8:02 pm

Joe Biden has a good tailor. And of course Draghi who makes for a bella figura.
No, no, no. Their clothes are “signalling.” Boris is saying he’s a gentleman. The other men are saying, “I’m an estate agent.” I don’t know what the women are saying but I’m getting the tightening in the scrotum that I associate with fear or cold weather.
Boris is clever. He has Matt Hancock for that. At least, that what my Eton neighbour says..

A test: businessmen at airports, you can tell which country they are from by their shoes and socks.

Germans look at your shoes first 1) are they (the shoes) polished? If not forget it.
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Re: What is democracy?

June 21st, 2021, 10:25 pm

Boris Johnson suffered a “crushing disappointment” by-election defeat which today sparked claims that the Tory “Blue Wall” around London could be starting to crumble.

"That's entertainment, That's entertainment"
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