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    "We were schooner-rigged and rakish, with a long and lissome hull ..."

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    I can agree with that, I expect our ambassador is reporting similarly, but the Government is welded politically to the US. Incompetence is a dangerous thing in the CinC of the biggest military on the planet. Wilful incompetence even more so.
    Our defence analysts are warning that we'd better increase our spending, and change the emphasis and equipment from projection of power with the reliance on US support, to the exclusion of whatever threats we face in the future as we should no longer rely on the US to bail us out.
    We had a couple of Chinese gunboats arrive (un-officially) unannounced recently, and there's another on it's way at present.

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    Beeb's version:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48898231

    Farage wants him sacked of course- how dare he criticise his orange buddy!

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    Apparently, lots of voters like incompetence.
    How do we form a mutiny? Our new captain is navigating poorly.

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    They relate to it!

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    Like any of this is news.
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    It's all old news Smartiensen, there's a quote about the business of inevitable incompetence in the leaders of democracies. Likely as a result of complacency as much as anything else.

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    realistic expectations

    “We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept,” Darroch allegedly wrote in one dispatch.

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    Actually, they'd be ecstatic.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Actually, they'd be ecstatic.
    +1 !

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    Yet, they brought us Brexit. The entire EU could be said to be inept, insecure, incompetent.
    Life is complex.

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    scoreboard tlt
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    Yet, they brought us Brexit. The entire EU could be said to be inept, insecure, incompetent.
    No, they didn't.

    The same, wretched, pro-authoritarian, conspirers-to-murder-liberal-democracy who brought us Trump fomented the fustercluck that is Brexit.

    The same bunch that agitates against vaccinations.

    Anything to undermine trust in institutions, they're there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    He just said what everyone was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    Yet, they brought us Brexit. The entire EU could be said to be inept, insecure, incompetent.
    From where I'm sitting the EU looks like a beacon of competence and sanity.The British government on the other hand...................

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    Brexit is connected to anti vaxxers?

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    Inept, insecure and incompetent.

    And those are his GOOD qualities!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Inept, insecure and incompetent.

    And those are his GOOD qualities!
    They are all that is saving us from what he wishes to accomplish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    They are all that is saving us from what he wishes to accomplish.
    You know, I have begun to think it's possible that he has no such conscious intention.

    That he is incapable of grasping the long term or even near term consequences of his actions simply because of his wretched solipsism.

    That he's in it for the kicks, like a joy-riding teenager with half the senior class on board, completely oblivious to Dead Man's Curve just ahead.


    Whatever is going on, the man is not right in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    You know, I have begun to think it's possible that he has no such conscious intention.

    That he is incapable of grasping the long term or even near term consequences of his actions simply because of his wretched solipsism.

    That he's in it for the kicks, like a joy-riding teenager with half the senior class on board, completely oblivious to Dead Man's Curve just ahead.


    Whatever is going on, the man is not right in the head.
    I hear that.

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    Thing is, though, he thinks the cool kids are Putin and Kim, and that's who he'd like to emulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Thing is, though, he thinks the cool kids are Putin and Kim, and that's who he'd like to emulate.
    That's what it always comes back to.

    Yup.
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    A great, thought provoking turn to the thread. Thanks, lads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    They are all that is saving us from what he wishes to accomplish.
    You forgot lazy.

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    And nasty. greedy, thoughtless, feckless, paranoid, entitled.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    sure. but I think the main thing that's standing in Trumps way is he's damn lazy. republican power largely has no problem with this because it generally allows them to do what they want.

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    I am relieved this isnít about me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    I am relieved this isnít about me.
    Thank God you're an Emperor, eh? And not a mere President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Thank God you're an Emperor, eh? And not a mere President.
    For Life! Whoo-hoo!

    Which, címon. Do I finally get credit for my prescient and biting humor? The EFL was born, after all, in January of 2017...

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    If I'd had the forethought, I'd have uploaded some of that prescience myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    sure. but I think the main thing that's standing in Trumps way is he's damn lazy. republican power largely has no problem with this because it generally allows them to do what they want.
    And when one grasps what it is they want, one becomes alarmed.

    They have demonstrated time and again that they will not rest until the US has been reduced to the status of just another third-world spithole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    sure. but I think the main thing that's standing in Trumps way is he's damn lazy. republican power largely has no problem with this because it generally allows them to do what they want.
    The "professionals" in politics always think they're controlling the puppet. Sometimes they are.
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    England? Yeah, saved their azz in the big one, if not for us they would have been making wiring for Volkswagen . Yeah, that's how we are re paid Still they gave us the Beatles and bay city rollers, so no sense nuking them just yet. They would not even keep madonna, ungrateful folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    England? Yeah, saved their azz in the big one, if not for us they would have been making wiring for Volkswagen . Yeah, that's how we are re paid Still they gave us the Beatles and bay city rollers, so no sense nuking them just yet. They would not even keep madonna, ungrateful folks.
    Right.

    That means they owe us a big assist in kicking your fascist Sleazy Jesus to the curb.

    While we're at it, we should just keep kicking that sack of poo right on out into the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    England? Yeah, saved their azz in the big one, if not for us they would have been making wiring for Volkswagen . Yeah, that's how we are re paid Still they gave us the Beatles and bay city rollers, so no sense nuking them just yet. They would not even keep madonna, ungrateful folks.
    Sweet mother of God etc...

    Dude, the Bay City Rollers were SCOTTISH. I'm sure that Scots, and long-time residents like me, apologize sincerely for letting them loose on an unsuspecting world. Hint: It's the tartan that gives it away

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