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  1. And for anyone who wants an excellent exploration of the right-wing American psyche of the late 40s and 50s, that saw many writers, artists, actors, directors etc imprisoned for their left-wing political beliefs, I recommend Trumbo.
  2. I suspect that everyone can think of a hundred plus films about which they could say the same things. And frankly I would not watch anything with John Wayne in given his hideous views and behaviour.
  3. Both utter tosh and patronising. Are you seriously suggesting that no one is allowed to comment on US politics if they haven't watched theses films? Jesus, get a grip man. I doubt half of the US has seen these films, what a ridiculous claim to make.
  4. John Wayne was a notorious extreme right-winger who openly avowed racist and homophobic views: "In the interview with Playboy magazine from 1971, the actor born Marion Morrison states, among other things “I believe in white supremacy” and calls Midnight Cowboy “a story about two fags”. "Many of the films that Wayne made rest on a completely racist ideal, which others and stigmatises non-white cultures, and claims America for white people." He was president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals (1949-53), a right wing organisation that sought to uphold “the American way of life” in films. Wayne was one of the most vociferous activists in persecuting writers, directors and actors, such as Sam Wanamaker and Dalton Trumbo for “un-American activities”, frequently putting them out of work. I highly recommend the film "Trumbo" if you want to see the level of persecution that Wayne amongst others visited upon their "left-wing" peers. Modern-day westerns have sought to rid the genre of its former shameful shameful prejudices. However, I don't remember a western in which Wayne appears where Native American Indians are not either patronised as simpletons, or treated as unAmerican savages. "Wayne would provide strong ammunition for that accusation the following year when he gave an incendiary, wide-ranging interview with Playboy. While talking about race relations in America, Wayne notoriously said, “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.” Wayne also said, “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” Later in the interview, Wayne, whose Westerns, especially “The Searchers,” were accused of perpetuating stereotypes about Native Americans, hit back by accusing Native Americans of “selfishly trying to keep (North America) to themselves.” https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/02/09/john-wayne-is-a-racist-oscars-50-years-ago-struggled-with-a-new-world-order/
  5. He'll continue with the approach he's taken during all his time as president, denial and lies. He knows no other strategy, and let's face it, it has been largely succesful for him. I suspect he's been told by enough people that he has lost, but that isn't his key concern in his current refusal to acknowledge Biden's victory. He wants to keep his very large base support on board and fired up for a future run at the presidency in 2024 (either for him or his daughter). So just as he has continued throughout his presidency to claim that he was defrauded of millions of votes by the Clinton deep state (even after he won), so he will continue to claim he was cheated out of millions of votes by the Biden supporting deep state. Evidence or proof is irrelevant to his strategy. He knows the next 4 years will be extremely difficult for Biden so believes all he has to do is keep his narrative running until the next election. Anyone thinking Trump and Trumpism is going to disappear is living in cloud cuckoo land.
  6. According to Trump Peter Sutcliffe is Joe Biden.
  7. Arizona has just been projected for Biden.
  8. The Emperor's New Clothes yet again comes to mind
  9. Didn't need to use my PhD to work this one out as even the thickest individual capable of reading could do so. Hardly a state secret what Biden has publicly said about Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement. He couldn't be any clearer that he thinks Brexit is a mistake, and that any threat to the Good Friday Agreement is totally unacceptable. Just takes the ability to read what is published. Anyone who thinks Biden changed his mind on these issues is in need of treatment. Or will his views just fizzle away like Donald Trump?
  10. Donald Trump’s bid to overturn election loss dealt huge blow as officials find no evidence of widespread fraud Donald Trump’s efforts to derail Joe Biden’s election win have been dealt another blow as a coalition [of federal and state] officials officials found no evidence that votes were compromised or altered. The cybersecurity experts echoed assertions that the November 3 vote unfolded smoothly and without irregularities, adding that the poll was the most secure in American history. Their findings amounted to the most direct repudiation to date of Mr Trump's efforts to undermine the integrity of the contest with unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud. "While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too,” they said. The statement was distributed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which spearheaded federal election protection efforts. Its leaders have been vocal on Twitter in reassuring Americans that the election was secure and that their votes would be counted. The officials who signed the statement said they had no evidence that any voting system had deleted or changed votes, or was in any way compromised. The statement continued: "The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalising the result." https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/donald-trump-s-bid-to-overturn-election-loss-dealt-huge-blow-as-officials-find-no-evidence-of-widespread-fraud/ar-BB1aY4iu?ocid=msedgntp
  11. Or don't be suprised to see Wells Next The Sea go up in flames
  12. Just another ham wanna-be politician
  13. Let's hope he just fracks off and dies
  14. No doubt he will. But the worry is what damage will have been done by his his blatant slash-and-burn approach to the next 70 days.
  15. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/mississippi-lawmaker-floats-break-up-of-union-over-biden-win/ar-BB1aVN7x?ocid=msedgntp A Republican state legislator floated the idea of breaking up the union in the wake of Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump. State representative Price Wallace took to social media to suggest that Mississippi should secede in response to the new president-elect. Mr Wallace misspelled a tweet that Mississippi should “succeed from the union” in response to a Twitter thread from a fellow state representative, according to the Washington Post.
  16. I can't believe that Brexsh*t loons still throw out the "project fear" slogan whenever they can't answer an argument or deny the evidence of its impending disaster. It was a slogan deceitfully developed to win the referendum, that's been done you buffoons so it's no longer relevant. I expect they tell their children (more likely grandchildren) to ignore teacher's advice to look both ways crossing the road as it's nothing more than PROJECT FEAR mind control.
  17. Brexsh*t going so well: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/canada-s-justin-trudeau-says-trade-deal-with-uk-may-not-be-done/ar-BB1aWnwC?ocid=msedgntp Canada’s Justin Trudeau says trade deal with UK may not be done Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has cast doubt over the UK securing a trade deal with his country by the 31 December Brexit deadline necessary to avoid punitive tariffs. Mr Trudeau said Britain was struggling to conclude an agreement rolling over the terms of the existing EU-Canada deal, and suggested that London does not have “the bandwidth” to get it done on time. Canada is the largest of 15 EU deals which international trade secretary Liz Truss has yet to roll over, with less than 50 days to go until the UK transitions out of the EU single market and customs union. Transition will also mean the UK falling out of all free trade agreements which it enjoyed as a member of the EU, moving onto lowest common denominator World Trade Organisation terms for any which are not rolled over in time. Trade experts told The Independent that failure to complete the rollovers could disrupt as much as £80bn worth of imports and exports through the imposition of tariffs and quotas. Canada is the UK’s fifth biggest bilateral trade partner, with exports totalling £10.7bn in 2018/19.
  18. Hurricane Eta made landfall on FLORIDA. Just saying!
  19. Donald will be furious you had Frazzles, he thought they were all his.
  20. I suspect nobody else is responding to him, I blocked him ages ago and I recommend doing that to avoid feeling the need to reply to his bilge and bile. I'm quite happy to respond to opponents who put forward an argument but this guy never bothers to do that. Probably shouldn't be surprised, since this is the individual who insisted that the Nazis were left wing because their name included "Socialist" (The laugh out loud moment of the year).
  21. I think it's a toss up between making Donald a member of the Royal family (how else can he continue his bromance) and campaigning for the right of an English gentleman to drink Diesel.
  22. And here's an explanation of why we are at that dreadful total: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/who-was-shocked-by-britain-s-coronavirus-response/ar-BB1aUp47?ocid=msedgntp WHO was shocked by Britain's coronavirus response The World Health Organisation was shocked by Britain's COVID-19 response and alarmed that the government was aiming for herd immunity, leaked recordings show. Speaking during a private meeting in March, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies programme, Irishman Dr. Michael Ryan, described Britain's pandemic herd immunity strategy as 'problematic'. 'For that to happen, hundreds of thousands and millions of older people are going to become infected and there is just going to be so much death,' Ryan said of the plan. His comments came after hearing the U.K.'s chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance, publicly say the country was aiming for herd immunity.
  23. So, at a time when he should be facilitating the transition to a Biden administration Trump sacks anyone who might aid that process and fills the vacancies with die-hard loyalists. Hardly the actions of a man intending to fizzle away into obscurity. At best this is an attempt to sabotage a smooth transition, at worse it's an attempt to sabotage the transition altogether. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/downright-dangerous-democrats-alarm-as-trump-stacks-pentagon-with-loyalists/ar-BB1aUsS2?ocid=msedgntp Extreme Republican partisans have been installed in important roles in the Pentagon, following the summary dismissal of the defense secretary, Mark Esper, at a time Donald Trump is refusing to accept his election defeat.
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