Trump’s cabinet is as ignorant as he is…

Trump’s climate change sceptic environment chief Scott Pruitt flies first class to avoid angry public

Well, I can understand this twit’s desire to avoid critics who point out publicly how stupid he is. He denies science on no rational grounds other than its being politically and commercially inconvenient. Similar to Soviet stooges of their day.

The fact that this mind-blighted whackadoodle has been let loose to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency, just in order to destroy the environment, is enough to condemn Trump, all other issues aside.

But we shouldn’t leave other issues aside. Trump is arguably the worst human being in the world, and a disgrace to America and its presidency. Americans ought to be embarrassed that they elected a twerp like Trump. Most may be regretting it now, but it’s too late. The damage is done, and it will take generations to undo, if it can be undone at all.

Congrats, USA. Fucked up yet again.

Does Labour have any “clarity” on Brexit?

The short answer is… no.

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Labour has received 17,000 emails over five days from people lobbying for a clearer party policy on Brexit.

The emails, coordinated by Labour MPs and campaigners, call on Labour to give supporters “their say” by setting up a new policy commission on Brexit.

They say there is a “pressing need” for the party to set out an alternative approach to government Brexit plans.

Labour said its national policy forum, which meets in Leeds this weekend, plans to discuss the impact of Brexit.

We are now more than a year and a half from the referendum held on 23 June 2016, and almost a year since May stupidly triggered article 50 to leave the EU, and neither the government nor the main opposition party has formulated a policy as to what they actually want from Brexit. With just over a year before the deadline, they fudge and vacillate this way and that, spinning dizzyingly around trying to please all sides and alarm none, and clearly have no clue what they are doing.

The feckless Tories are at war with each other, and Labour has been trying to pretend there are no major issues that need to be discussed and resolved at all. Anything to avoid taking a reasoned policy stance. May went from strong and stable to weak and wobbly in an ill-advised election night, and Corbyn has been dithering about in Socialist bliss trying to conceal his own anti-European biases. Between the pair of them, they couldn’t organise two slices of bread and a slab of ham into a sandwich.

But Corbyn is even more handicapped than May. May is weak because she has no real authority after losing the election and having to get into bed with the demented DUP, the heirs of “Reverend” Ian Paisley, just to stay in Downing Street. And paying for the privilege from the Tories’ magic money tree. Corbyn, however, despite being handed the wonderful gift of a Tory party deeply conflicted and disarrayed, is hamstrung by his own wish to leave the EU, which is what the Tories are in the process of screwing up. He’s actually on their side on the major political issue of the day, and cannot produce effective opposition.

Britain has neither a government nor an opposition it can trust, and that is the worst of worlds.

Oh the irony and hypocrisy

Florida shooting: White House refuses to release photo of Trump signing bill weakening gun laws for mentally ill

At the same time as that creepy and odious excuse for a human being, Donald Trump, tries to deflect attention from the NRA’s responsibility in making guns far too easy to obtain in the US by suggesting, in a tweet, that people who knew the latest Florida killer should have done more to report him to the authorities, he wants to conceal the fact that he approved a bill that makes it easier for the mentally ill to obtain guns.

The bill, HJ Resolution 40, repealed an Obama-era rule that would have added thousands of mentally ill US citizens to a database preventing them buying firearms.

Barack Obama pushed for the change following the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, in which 20 children between six and seven years old were shot dead. The law came into effect in 2016.

On the day Mr Trump signed the bill, the National Rifle Association (NRA), America’s most powerful pro-gun pressure group, called it a “new era for law-abiding gun owners”.

WTF?

Evidently the NRA, supported by Trump, is OK with deranged people having guns. So why is Trump trying to deflect blame from the NRA in this latest shooting by claiming the shooter should have been reported as deranged? It’s not as though the NRA would have supported his inability to buy a gun. They are all in favour of it.

American citizens let the NRA and Trump get away with this. I have no sympathy at all. They reap what they sow, and they’ve sown carnage among their own children.  And until they get some gumption to stand up against fetid swamp of Republicans supporting the NRA, they may as well get used to more of their children being blown to bits.

They have no-one to blame any more than themselves. No tears, thoughts or prayers here. Get off your fat heinies and do something practical to stop this. Or just accept the mortality rate of your children as a necessary accommodation to Republican nutcases. And stop complaining when they die. You allowed this to happen by not voting against Republicans. I can excuse Democrat voters and pols  to some extent- they didn’t vote for the twitter-in-chief. But have they done enough? Maybe a shut-down of government till gun control gets taken seriously? Would that be too much?

It’s up to you. If you insist on voting for the party that enables massacres, or enabling the party that enables massacres, then you will just have to accept massacres.

Oh, and Trump is a villainous scumbag. He truly represents his base, and it just doesn’t get baser than that.

I’m at the point where I’ve no sympathy for Americans.

The Florida school shooting proves we need to arm every child over the age of six months for their own protection

The only intelligent response to the 18th school shooting of just this year in the USA is sarcasm. While that may be the lowest form of wit, who can still be shocked by American massacres, and that nation’s failure to act to control guns? It’s ho-hum, now. Just another day, just another massacre, no need to actually DO anything.

No country with gun control laws has America’s massacre rate. Not merely murder rate, mass massacre rate. The answer is simple and self-evident: curtail gun ownership. But no, that’s not possible because of the enshrined 2nd Amendment, the holiest part of the US Constitution to many American idiots. Here is what it actually says:

Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

How about, as a simple start, they combine the ownership of arms with the necessity of being part of a well regulated militia, having to do regular drills and training in their own time and at their own expense, so the nutcases can be noticed and locked away in padded rooms before they can do real damage.

The National Rifle Association, a major contributor to Trump and Republican candidates, has been in the forefront of the mad attempt to proliferate guns, and so has virtually sole ownership of the incredible massacre rate. Their line is that is is not guns that kill people, it’s mad people with guns that kill people. But ask them to support taking away ease of access to guns, and they have a conniption fit. If it’s mad people responsible, maybe every purchase of a gun should be prefaced by a thorough psychiatric examination. At the would-be gun owner’s expense, of course. The cynical bunch of bastards at the NRA just don’t care.

Neither do the politicians they support. Trump once again fecklessly offered prayers and condolences. Not a single practical step to keeping guns under control, because he is in thrall to the NRA. Things need to be done, he implies, carefully not specifying what. Americans need to come together, he claims. For what? So that a gunman can shoot them all the more easily and quickly?

Americans have no-one to blame but themselves for this protracted plague of massacres. They’ve brought it on themselves, and are unwilling to control it. I’ve no sympathy at all with stupidity.

The only thing I’m praying for is that maybe, there is going to be one massacre too many, one massacre that will wake Americans up from their gun-loving stupor. I’m not holding my breath. A lot of Republicans would rather live with a high massacre rate than surrender their penis substitute. Stroke it, baby!

Glad to see a British leader can match Trump for sheer crassness

Boris Johnson jokes about British sex tourism in Thailand during major Brexit speech

Mr Johnson said: ”As I have just discovered we have more than a million who go to Thailand every year, where according to our superb consular services they get up to the most eye-popping things.

This… Thing… is what a lot of Tories are considering prime ministerial material, in the all too likely event of May’s expiration?! He’s joking about sex trafficking? Good grief.

It’s as bad as the Moggster. At least the Moggster doesn’t joke about sex. Apparently he’s only had it six times. Nothing to laugh about there.

And who wants to listen to  a known liar about Brexit anyway? He really is Britain’s feeble response to Trump. A carnival barker who cannot be trusted, whose word cannot be believed, who promised £350 million a week for the NHS after Brexit which he has no intention of delivering. Remember that lying bus.

Boris thinks we should unite about Brexit, the Tory plan to destroy Britain’s economy. How about we stop it by stout opposition?

 

One thing that might protect Trump from impeachment are the dread words, “President Pence”

Mike Pence ‘thinks Jesus tells him to say things’, says former Trump aide Omarosa

Yes, I know can one trust anything a former Trump aide has to say? Or even, come to that, an incumbent Trump aide. What good is there to say about anyone who works for Trump? Probably not a lot.

But Pence is worrying. For a start, his far right evangelical religious beliefs are genuine while Trump’s are transparently fake. He’s accused of thinking Christ speaks to him, telling him what to think. So do a lot of evangelical Christian extremists, or at least they make money claiming this to be true, so I wouldn’t be in the least surprised if Omarosa is right about this.

Pence makes Trump look liberal by comparison. I doubt Trump could tell the difference between theology and geology, or care, but Pence could do serious harm not just to Americans, but worldwide in pursuit of an agenda that’s anti-gay, anti-women, and anti-anyone that isn’t a hard right Christian.

In short, neither of them are to be trusted with public or foreign policy. That’s an alarming place to find the world in.

So is the Moggster about to replace Oor Theresa?

Well, someone ought to, but him?

Jacob Rees-Mogg is second favourite to succeed Theresa May if she is forced out, exclusive new poll reveals

This is a father of six who boasts he has never changed a nappy. What use is he? If he can’t change a nappy, how can he govern? He’s anti abortion, anti equal rights for women, anti gay, and more Catholic than the pope. He’s a total dickwad.

Apparently the odious Boris is the favourite. The Tories are a sad sack of shit. None of them are remotely competent.

I wish I could say Labour were, but I can’t.

Ah, there are sensible Tory MPs. Who would have thunk it?

Anna Soubry: Senior Tory warns Theresa May will lose final Brexit vote unless she changes course

More sensible than Jeremy Corbyn at any rate.

The former minister said she and pro-EU Labour MPs are “absolutely united” in fighting a hard Brexit, with a growing number of Conservatives ready to join them.

Asked if there would be a majority to vote down the deal this autumn, Ms Soubry said: “If she is not careful – yes. There is a real shift.”

As far as anyone can tell, however, Oor Jeremy will stand with Oor Theresa in the stupidest political decision Britain has ever made. May they both go down in flames.

Oh for gods’ sakes

PM and ministers to set out ‘road to Brexit’

Theresa May

Theresa May will deliver a major speech within the next three weeks outlining the future relationship Britain wants to have with the EU.

We’re already halfway there and Oor Theresa is just now only three weeks away from delivering her Brexit Vision. This cabinet of goobers is so stupid and incompetent I wouldn’t trust them to run a piss-up in a brewery.

And can someone tell her her clunky faux pearls do not add to any appeal she might at some distant time in the past have had.