Political talk from outside of the UK
:sunglasses: 37 % ❤ 1.9 % :thumbsup: 8.8 % 😯 7.9 % :grinning: 33.3 % 🧥 2.3 % 🙏 1.9 % 😟 2.3 % :cry: 4.2 % :shit: 0.5 %
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
By The Weeping Angel
Membership Days Posts
#587218
As this article points out compare and contrast how Republican Senators reacted to the impeachment of Clinton in 1999.

https://www.vox.com/2019/10/2/20895024/ ... epublicans
In 1999, Senate Republicans were eager to condemn Bill Clinton for his abuse of the presidential office. But 20 years later, they’re giving President Donald Trump a lot more breathing room.

Fourteen current members of the Senate were serving in Congress during Clinton’s impeachment proceedings — and at least 10 are striking an entirely different tone with their approach to Trump.
 
By Kreuzberger
Membership Days Membership Days Posts
#587357
To be honest, I don't know what to think any longer. It is all just so normal but I do get it that this is happening largely in the Anglosphere with various side-orders of Bolsonaro, Putin and the odd middle-eastern nutter who can not be relied upon to shun his fifteen minutes.

Being Portuguese seems like a plan at the moment.
 
By The Weeping Angel
Membership Days Posts
#587396
A disgusting betrayal.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ish-allies
The White House has given the green light to a Turkish offensive into northern Syria, moving US forces out of the area in an abrupt foreign policy change that will in effect abandon Washington’s longtime military partners, the Kurds.

Kurdish forces have spearheaded the campaign against Islamic State in the region, but the policy swerve, after a phone conversation between Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday, means Turkey would take custody of captured Isis fighters, the White House said.

It has also raised fears of fresh fighting between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria’s complex war now the US no longer acts as a buffer between the two sides.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday morning that their US partners had already begun withdrawing troops from areas along Turkey’s border. Footage aired on Kurdish news agency Hawar purportedly showed US armoured vehicles evacuating key positions near the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad in the border region. Erdogan himself also confirmed the development in remarks to reporters on Monday morning in Ankara.

The SDF spokesman, Mustafa Bali, accused the US of leaving the area to “turn into a war zone”, adding that the SDF would “defend north-east Syria at all costs”.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
Membership Days Posts
#587417
There's a man called Paul Downes. He's a millionaire who has bi-polar. He had one of his manic episodes filmed and turned into a documentary. There are some very real similarities to Trump in terms of his God complex during his manic episode. I don't think Trump has bi-polar but perhaps some of the symptoms/behaviours cross over with whatever it is Trump has.


https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/news/bip ... tion-more4


The director, Mark James, follows Paul on his 2009 trip to Jamaica, and gives a rare insight into Paul’s bipolar disorder – exploring its origins and the impact that the manias and depressions have had on his life. However the most extraordinary aspect of the film is capturing Paul in the grip of a manic episode, as his interest in finding a wife dwindles and his attention turns to taking over the world.
  • 1
  • 312
  • 313
  • 314
  • 315
  • 316
  • 362

How can you be in a bad mood, Malc? You've got a s[…]

Roll Call

Morning Kreuz, morning everybody. Early, innit?[…]

Brexit Fuckwit Thread

More to the point; how can the party laughably kno[…]

Boris Johnson

I'm willing to believe Johnson has been listening […]