Bomb the Bastards?

On the day when the US Secretary of State says that attempts are being made to hold talks with North Korea, Numpty Trumpty tells him – via Twitter, of course – not to waste his breath trying to negotiate peace for the world’s sake. Presumably Tillerson will be the latest through the revolving door if he doesn’t do what he’s told. This could be his replacement

I despair. How can this idiot be the leader of the country that likes to think of itself as the major power in the free world? How can someone so manifestly unsuited to be a political leader blag his way into such a powerful position? What kind of electoral system allows someone who received 3 million fewer votes than his opponent to ‘win’ an election and impose his stupidity not only on his own country but on the rest of the world? Does he not realise that two lunatics leading their countries into a fight with nuclear weapons could result in the world being destroyed? Does he even care?

Am I being overly melodramatic? Maybe, but if the US President’s only approach to international diplomacy is to go to war, WW3 could be closer than we think. I hope that diplomacy can re-establish some sense of balance, but as Numpty has surrounded himself with a mixture of pugilistic cretins and sycophantic cowards, that may be a forlorn hope. He may not believe in climate change, but I’d appreciate it if he would give the world the opportunity to find out if he is right. Mutually assured destruction isn’t an attractive long term proposition, is it?

Sorry for the rant, but I needed to vent my fear and anger at what that idiot is doing! A couple of recent cartoons sum up for me what these two supposed leaders are up to: 

© Toronto Star









Hopefully common sense will prevail, both in Washington and Pyongyang, but reading today’s news is a depressing prospect. I’m not by any stretch of the imagination a political blogger, as you can no doubt tell, but I’m a citizen of the world who is really worried about what is happening around us. Of course I know that political leaders often say things they either don’t mean, or which will never become reality, and I very much hope that this is what is happening here. I would hope and expect that, behind the public sabre rattling, diplomatic attempts are being made to defuse a potentially ruinous situation. Should I be holding my breath for a diplomatic solution? If not, well, it’s been a pleasure knowing you.


(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

This is the cartoon in today’s Times newspaper (that’s the ‘London Times,’ for those of you who live in countries with similarly named newspapers):

© Times Newspapers

I was going to make this a Wordless Wednesday post, but felt the need to add a few words. Apparently, Numpty Trumpty couldn’t resist commenting on the size of the crowds awaiting his photo opportunity trip to Texas, hence this cartoon. Putting aside the possibility that they had been hired to be there, this is crass, even by the low levels of humanity this idiot has established with his Presidency. I accept that politicians are in a no win situation when it comes to their response to natural disasters, but for him and his wife to turn up wearing unsuitable clothing, some of which is now available to buy on his website, and crowing about how many people have come to see him isn’t going to do much for disaster relief, is it? Then again, any scientist who tells him that Hurricane Harvey is the result of climate change will be reminded that it is a Chinese hoax. So that’s alright, then.

POTUS45: the first to be known by his IQ. What an embarrassment. My heart goes out to those affected by this disaster, and particularly those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. I hope that they can be helped to recover and will be protected in the future – despite the fact that, a mere two weeks ago, this same President removed the requirements for restorative work to be carried out to high standards. How that fits with making America great again is beyond me. Maybe he’s hoping that his wall will keep out the bad weather?