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Just who are the losers and suckers, Mr Trump?

“Trump puts his stamp on the politics of other countries … both overtly and subtly. Populists, nationalists and authoritarians look to Trump and know that they may proceed unchecked. Countries more committed to the decades-long liberal international order scramble to respond to scrapped cultural, institutional, diplomatic and policy norms.” (Mary Jo Murphy The Washington Post).

Donald Trump, a silver-spoon buffoon who got away with the biggest con job in modern history, a type of Gordon Gekko, the character who had a moral bypass at birth, was set to play himself in the 2010 sequel to Oliver Stone’s Wall St: Money Never Sleeps but his outrageous demands – most of which were to do with his hair – were so over the top that his scene – in which Trump bumps into Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in a barber shop – ended up on the cutting room floor.

Mega-diva Donald’s bizarre list of demands include forcing a contract upon everyone in the scene not to touch his topknot. Hair today, gone tomorrow, Donald, just read Samson and Delilah, Judges 16.

Today, Trump’s hair is causing more grief. Again, it may cause him to fail to make the final cut; cost him re-election in November. His fear that his combover would come unstuck in the rain caused him to abort his 2018 chopper ride to honour American soldiers slain in battle. Now it threatens his re-election.

Trump pulled the pin on a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018. Rain forced his last-minute cancellation, he lies “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Another lie. The truth is more prosaic. Trump feared that rain would mess with his hair and makeup; undermine the pompadour he teases over his bald pate, to say nothing of his waterproof foundation which Washington Post pundits believe to be Bronx Color – a fourteen euro Swiss cosmetic.

Fear of cosmetic or wardrobe malfunction can paralyse public figures. Doubtless, after his “I shall return”, uttered not in The Philippines but in fact back at Terowie Train Station Alice Springs, Douglas McArthur added “but only if it’s not raining and I still look good in a bomber jacket with slacks”.

Trump’s re-wind is contradicted by four first-hand witnesses’ evidence, painstakingly recorded by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, who pursues the president’s total incomprehension of patriotism, service and sacrifice since Trump attacked the late senator John McCain’s war record.

“We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” Trump rages, despite being not invited, report witnesses. Washington’s navel-orange-in-chief, President Trump sees White House flags at half-mast.

“What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,” Trump tells his claque; the bitching, backstabbing, festering, toadying grovel of sycophants, formerly White House aides who him prop up. The White House flag is back at full mast Monday morning – before being lowered again Monday afternoon – up and down like the zipper on JFK’s chinos; or a media whore’s drawers.

Time wounds all heels, however. In an age of pivot and spin, what’s certain is that by 20 January 2025, Trump’s enablers will be exposed. And even his most powerful collaborators have bound their fate to his.

As to the lies Trump told when cancelling his visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 at the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, they won’t fly.

First, Marine One, the Presidential helicopter can’t fly in the rain? It’s almost plausible. Yet the weather has to be extremely cold, with risk of icing up or risk of thunderstorms. Neither was the case. Moreover, former aides confirm there’s always a back-up plan. Luckily The Secret Service won’t blab. For now.

Crippling vanity aside, Trump’s larger concern is his own toxic turpitude. Let his deluded following ignore the Coronavirus pandemic, there is no escape from the pox of Trumpism itself, now endemic in so many bodies politic including our own federal government – brought into being by the same forces which helped to take us from greed is good to greed is God, the Hillsong heresy. Trump is an enabler.

For Hungary’s neo-fascist PM, Viktor Orban who, like his US mentor, favours rule by decree, Donald Trump represents “permission” from “the highest position in the worldTyrants all over the globe from Brazil’s “strongman”, Jair Bolsonaro, to Cambodia’s fascist Hun Sen, or Scott Morrison, Trump’s mini-me down under, are vastly encouraged by the US President’s increasing disdain for the rule of law.

“I not only weaken the opposition, I’m going to make them dead … and if anyone is strong enough to try to hold a demonstration, I will beat all those dogs and put them in a cage.” Hun Sen boasts 2011 on suggestion he should be worried about the overthrow of a Tunisian dictator in the “Arab Spring”.

Whilst his captain’s-picked cabal of gas company executives and mining industry shills, the oxymoronic Covid-19 Co-ordination Commission, led by former Fortescue top dog, deputy chair of Strike Energy, nifty Nev Power meets in secret to plot pipe-dreams in pursuit of the chimera of a gas-led recovery and the stranded assets of new, uneconomic pipelines, Morrison steps on the gas.

Oxymoronic? There is no federal co-ordination. Morrison’s tactic is to politicise the pandemic. Relentlessly he bags Daniel Andrews for ruining the national economy with his frivolous lockdowns.

MSM continues the assault, taking its lead as always from Liberal propaganda organ The Australian. Show us your road map, he chants. Shrewdly he writes a threatening letter to the Victorian Premier attaching Frydenberg and Hunt’s names to his own. It will help him with a talking point evading responsibility; shifting the blame. Scotty, you are a born leader. Not only that you are our nation’s saviour, reminding us that we are all in this together.

In fact, Morrison is using the pandemic to divide and conquer. He ridicules Victoria’s effort because Dan’s health workers are just crap at contact tracing. Just look at Australia’s gold standard, New South Wales.

Overlooking the federal government’s Ruby Princes debacle is not easy but Morrison is brazen. It will be his undoing. Cases may well rise in NSW. The state’s contact tracing may be more thorough because it has fewer cases. If the number spikes it could all change. The Kirby Institute’s Infectious diseases expert, Raina McIntyre, points out that Victoria’s health system has been cut to the bone.

“When it comes to public health infrastructure and resources per head of population, Victoria is much worse off than any other state in Australia,” she says.

“Victoria is just a shell of a system, it’s just been decimated, and that’s fine in the good times, you can get by on a minimal model, but when there’s a pandemic all those weaknesses are exposed.”

McIntyre stops short of tracing the neoliberal origins of the state’s poor health system. “Economic rationalisation” under Jeff Kennett’s Liberal Coalition government during the 1990s devastated the Victoria’s health care system. Of course, Kennett claimed it was all Labor’s fault.

In microcosm, Kennett’s attack parallels the Morrison government’s upcoming austerity budgeting federal solution. Labor governments plunge the state into deficit, therefore “reforms” must be made. Kennett pursued a radical privatisation. Public services were contracted out to private operators, an approach which has helped cripple the state’s health care system, today.

Labor is to blame? Scapegoating is in full swing. Ben Fordham appears on ABC The Drum to spread the rumour that Andrews will resign. “People are saying that Dan Andrews is contemplating his future.”

The PM presses the pedal to the metal. It’s total war on every front – Labor, international student farming, The Arts, arts and humanities, which the federal government sees as hotbeds of sedition, Super, especially industry super. But as Crikey’s Guy Rundle observes, nothing it does leads “to any conclusion other than that everything can be trashed to get a political edge.” Pure Trumpism in other words.

Trump’s war on Democrats and the media gives dictators like Hun Sun an alibi for their own attacks on the opposition, protest and freedom of the press. When, in 2014, Morrison devised his Cambodian solution, to handball 1000 refugees from our care, blithely outsourcing our obligation to provide asylum under international law, Australia told the south-east Asian nation it needed to stop its military from killing street protesters, violently crushing political opposition and detaining people without trial.

But it didn’t stop the deal – one of Morrison’s follies, abandoned, out of sight and out of mind. Another thing “we are not here today to talk about” if reporters dare raise the issue at a presser. After Australia’s caution, Cambodia’s government has continued to crush dissent. And the Opposition.

“Videos of police dragging peaceful protesters on the street and forcibly jamming them into vehicles should raise global concern for police abuse in Cambodia,” says Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director. “The authorities should immediately end violent tactics against peaceful protesters and respect the rights to free expression and assembly.” Yet Trump undermines all that.

When the US embassy in Phnom Penh joins condemnation, Hun Sen calls on Trump to overrule his staff, “Your policy has been changed, but the embassy in Phnom Penh has not changed it yet,” he says.

Dictators feel affirmed by Trump’s trashing of the media; his fake news. His contempt for such basic democratic principles as the right of US Democrats to vote. Or how he urges supporters to vote twice. Or how he’s preparing to demand that all postal votes be scrapped because they shouldn’t count.

The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland notes, Trump’s seen data that predicts postal voters are more likely to support Biden. On 4 November, he’ll demand that tens of millions of postal votes be disallowed – leaving only votes cast on election day, from which Trump reckons he could achieve a narrow victory.

Poster-boy for petty despots and crazed crackpots world-wide, a monster man-baby whose name now surfaces as a rallying cry or potential “liberator” to Germany’s neo-Nazis and other far right extremists, America’s paranoid conspiracy theorist in chief; malignant narcissist and pathological liar, Trump is not, of course, responsible for the decline in freedom around the world. Yet he is an accelerant.

Now he “pivots” into damage control. Despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary, he denies he ever called US troops who died in war “losers and suckers”. But will denial work? And what does his insult reveal about Trump and his many fans including our own Trumpista Scott Morrison?

First, denigrating the military could prove a fatal error in Trump’s campaign for re-election. With fewer than two months until America votes, his minders fear he may have alienated a key component of his base at a critical time. Support amongst active service men and women is now down from 46 per cent at his inauguration to 38 per cent approval in a recent Military Times poll.

Trump’s supporters comprise a disproportionately high percentage of veterans. Aides panic. SBS reports a video is concocted in which four veteran stooges testify to their undying love of all things Trump.

In the meantime, Australia, which fancies itself as a US deputy sheriff, but which is closer to a servile lackey or “US imperialist running dog” is up shit creek without a paddle. In a barbed wire canoe.

We poked the Panda, as The Donald wanted but the Panda poked us back threatening our trade, expelling our journalists and detaining our citizens. Team Trump won’t help. They’re too busy in damage control – dispute, deny and discredit.

“It’s a fake story and it’s a disgrace that they’re allowed to do it,” Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office. Why, he respects all troops. “To me, they’re heroes,” he says. “It’s even hard to believe how they could do it. And I say that, the level of bravery, and to me, they’re absolute heroes.”

Deny, dispute and discredit. It’s Trump’s signature strategy, aped by admirers world-wide including Scott Morrison, who continues to deny his key role in defrauding amateur clubs to help Clive Palmer business buy the election victory his business needed – a steal at only $67 million, in Scotty’s sports rorts scandal.

Yet much as Trump may protest, “I never called John a loser”, his bluster is also contradicted by video and Twitter which both show him doing just that in 2015.

 

 

Fifteen hours later, his aides are in full flight and panic mode. VoteVets, a progressive veterans’ organization and never a fan of Trump, releases an online ad featuring the parents of troops slain in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each parent declares that their son or stepson was neither a “loser” nor a “sucker.”

Why such contempt? Why does it appeal? Papa Trump is popular in “the shit-hole countries” as he fondly refers to sub-Saharan African nations such as Nigeria and Kenya, who rank number one on the US Security and Assistance Monitor; continue to thrive on US economic aid.

Why does it appeal to our local faux-populists such Morrison and Pauline Hanson? Trump and his acolytes in our pick-a-winner wide brown land cannot see the point of doing anything without monetary reward. Sacrifice? Dying for a cause? None of this makes any sense when your one true love is yourself; your only cause is your own self-promotion.

Lying’s hard work but The Donald’s protestations don’t deter him from his mission: beating Biden in November. Trump’s gone postal. Mega donor Louis DeJoy, whose name makes him sound as if he belongs in a fly-spray commercial, is President’s pick for PMG. Louie is joyfully ripping out mail boxes and scrapping sorting machines in any electorate where a hapless Democrat might try to cast a postal vote.

Since May, DeJoy has brought in reforms, which he claims cut costs. These reduced overtime and limited deliveries that postal carriers say created backlogs across the country.

Trump’s 2020 appointee, Post Master General DeJoy (the cheque’s in the mail) is now accused of paying former workers bonuses to reimburse them for donating to the Republican Party. The Washington Post speaks to seven former employees of his former business New Breed Logistics whom DeJoy forced to donate to GOP candidates. An unconcerned Trump says he’ll act if DeJoy has done anything bad.

Such a practice violates both North Carolina state and federal law. Yet it’s an insight into how the party enabled the rise of a Donald Trump. DeJoy’s rapid rise in Republican politics was helped greatly by his ability to multiply his fundraising through his company; increasing his influence in the GOP.

“Louis was a national fundraiser for the Republican Party. He asked employees for money. We gave him the money, and then he reciprocated by giving us big bonuses,” says David Young, DeJoy’s veteran director of human resources, with access to payroll records at New Breed from the late 1990s to 2013 and is now retired. “When we got our bonuses, let’s just say they were bigger, they exceeded expectations — and that covered the tax and everything else.”

The Washington Post reports that between 2000 and 2014, 124 workers together gave more than $1 million to federal and state GOP candidates. Many had not previously made political donations, and have not made any since leaving the company, public records show. During the same period, nine employees gave a combined $700 to Democrats.

While Mail voting sabotage is an irresistibly “authoritarian power grab”, team Trump, is supported by states’ refining ID requirements while it rigs every other aspect of the US vote it can get away with. This includes gerrymandering of electorates and removal of places of voting.

Since 2010, twenty-five states have enacted new voting restrictions, such as strict photo ID requirements, early voting cutbacks, and registration restrictions. The land of the free is busy making it even harder to vote. Especially if you are poor, a person of colour or you live in a remote area.

Our own father of lies, Donald’s disciple the besotted Scott Morrison is on the tools again. Mugging for the Scott Cam camera he reprises his role as daggy Dad with Ryobi saw. Perhaps Cam does the building off-camera. It would be a fair return for his $300,000 salary. Achieve more than his former role as Careers Ambassador, another Morrison debacle.

But why is Scotty building the same Bunnings kit cubby house, his press agents gushed about in June? So high is staff turnover everywhere in our commonwealth public service, so savage are the cuts, there’s barely anyone around to turn the lights off. It’s systemic dementia, a loss of institutional memory.

Collective amnesia may create stuff-ups – promote the discovery learning that hapless Tassie battler Dick Colbeck whimpers about. Aged care is not perfect but that’s OK because it’s learning to be better.

Yet it’s also perfect for the evading of responsibility and accountability which fuels the duck and weave of our modern political Quotidien. Senators at estimates hearings have been told that there is no-one left at the department to answer questions about all sorts of rorts and activities that have occurred within even the previous few years.

Churn and the rise of the PA mean an even chance we’ll see the same promo with bells on at Christmas.

But we may have to be careful with our Christmas carols. As Crikey’s Charlie Lewis notes after years of allowing neo-Nazis, various terrorist groups, conspiracy theorists and democracy warping fake news to flourish, Facebook has finally cut down on the scourge of blog posts featuring Spotify playlists.

Will Trump’s “losers and suckers” undo him? Lose him votes among the veterans he counts on to vote for him? It certainly will do him some damage. Add in the cost of his coronavirus debacle and its economic consequences. But it must not be forgotten that the Republican Party that stands behind Trump, the party apparatus and the massive network of donors which enables him is hopelessly corrupted as the curious case of Trump’s Postmaster General, DeJoy suggests.

Whatever happens, the end of Trump will not be the end of Trumpism. Nine out of ten Republicans are fans of the job he is doing as president, David Smith notes in The Guardian. And who would replace him?

Smith points to an alarming paucity of alternatives: in SurveyMonkey poll for Axioslast December, Republican voters’ favourites for 2024 were Mike Pence, with Donald Trump Jr in second place, followed by Nikki Haley, Ivanka Trump, Marco Rubio and Mike Pompeo.

If “losers and suckers” does help Trump lose, however, the gaffe illustrates a mentality which Trumpism has nurtured – a complete incomprehension of service, sacrifice or dedication to principle. It’s a perspective which Gordon Gekko, a fictional caricature, would instantly recognise – as would anyone attending a recent Senate Estimates committee. Or who follows the current attack on Dan Andrews.

“Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” The embodiment of the false creed of neoliberalism, Trump cannot fathom any human action that cannot be reduced to a transaction. He cannot comprehend volunteers because that involves altruism and empathy.

The narcissistic materialist is equally confounded; discomfited to discover that over 1,800 US Marines lost their lives at Belleau Wood. He sees them as “suckers” for getting killed.

In brief, as Goldberg sees, Donald Trump suffers the delusion that “nothing is worth doing without the promise of monetary payback, and that talented people who don’t pursue riches are “losers.”

It’s not hard to hear the same delusion at work in the News Corp journalists who endlessly, every day twit Dan Andrews with the same questions. Why should the state pursue public health and safety instead of profits for business at any costs?

Similarly, in his tedious repetition of his vacuous slogan “open the nation for business”, Trumpista Scott Morrison exhibits the same pathological indifference to others; the same failure to imagine another’s pain, along with an alarming poverty of mind and spirit which simply make him unfit to lead. He should resign over the sports rorts alone.

In their own ways, the rise of Trumpism and the coronavirus pandemic have helped create an environment where Morrison and Murdoch’s minions’ claims that we must endlessly pursue selfish competition – that greed is good and might is right – are so vividly exposed as toxic aberrations and hopelessly, grotesquely inadequate to the times’ need for compassion, co-operation, community and humanity.

We must expose their lies; continue to hold them to account.

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  1. Andrew J. Smith

    Interesting article, all true and Trump has normalised undemocratic and anti-social norms, megaphoned to the world. However, Trump is a symptom of those in the (US) background, namely the GOP and its ‘owners’ whom see an opportunity in Trump (even if uncouth an distasteful) to promote their radical right libertarian and social agenda locally (in the US) and globally.

    Meanwhile their chosen and narrow white ageing conservative Christian nationalist identity is demographically challenged (already in urban areas and/or the educated), but that does not impede friends of govt. (US and elsewhere) whom are able to rape and pillage their own nations (and middle and other classes) for personal and/or financial gain; getting away with it to become the new elites, for now.

  2. Henry Rodrigues

    The enabler, at the back and at the bottom and at the top is none other than that crinkled old bastard Murdoch. He is the root cause of all this neo libertarian right wing resurgence, with his media and the creeps who he employs, to spread his message and his policies every where in the world. The australian scumbag in Canberra is just another of his success stories.
    Hurry up Murdoch, the maggots and the worms are getting impatient and very hungry.

  3. New England Cocky

    Trumpery n, showy but worthless (COD). I fear that this fine analysis is unlikely to be referenced by Australian journalists working for the Murdoch Media-ocracy.

  4. wam

    I thought I was alone in my opinion of the:
    I’m too important said Roosevelt so I ran away
    The same bully boy wanted to nuke Korea.
    The your ‘time…heels and showing the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse for trump and scummo leadership unfortunately they have been well avoided by any opposition so cooperation, compassion, community and humanity are dangling above the water waiting for someone to pull them up.
    Cannot think of anyone here who is interested or able because there is neither a newstory nor a vote in any one of them.

  5. Michael Taylor

    Outstanding as usual, David.

  6. Matters Not

    Trump’s interviews with Bob Woodward reveal a touch of the Philosopher/King role as advanced by Plato all those years ago. Trump says that he doesn’t reveal all that he knows because of his fear that the average punter can’t handle some truths and will therefore panic. And maybe Trump is right. Democracy might not be the best form of government because it’s dependent on citizens taking the time and having the capacity to become informed before they decide who should rule.

    Perhaps Politics 101 will now commence with Trump’s views (rather than Plato) as a discussion starter?

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/09/politics/trump-bob-woodward-interviews/index.html

  7. corvusboreus

    Interesting times in the United States.
    I still reckon they will have some kind of an election in November, but will admit the possibility that they mightn’t.
    Smooth transition or continuation(???) of governance is another thing entirely.
    Whatever the result I see a nation far too divided and radicalised for a there not to fighting over possession of the baton.

    If Biden wins there will likely be serious outbreaks of civil gun violence and some attempts at armed insurrection by the ever-angry and over-armed extremists that comprise the Trump ‘base’.
    Elements or swathes within law enforcement will be sympathic to or complicit in such acts,especially since the worst amongst them have been actively enabled to flout law in favour of violence, coming from the highest level (‘bang his head on the car door!’).
    I would add that policing within the US this is a spaghetti soup of overlapping, and sometimes conflicting, agencies (eg elected county sheriffs arguing with commissioned state troopers over which if any branch of the Feds should be called in)..
    However,the body of the military will likely not intervene to help the Trumpists violentlydispute the result,but will probably remain true to oath to constitution and flag.
    Trump has lost any loyalty beyond necessity from the operational generals (who are generally militarily clever enough to recognise cowardly incompetence when they see it) so they will not bring the divisions in on the side of the rebs.
    As for the grunts, they do what they are told, added to which enough of Trump’s trash talk on military values has filtered down to them by now that it would be an especially ‘sucker’ of a devil-dog who defended the decision by ‘cadet bonespurs’ not to visit the ‘losers’k .at Bellieu Woods for fear of catching a bad hair day (poll shifts amongst military person ell back this statement).
    Saying ‘I don’t care what the military says’ when speaking about military matters does not inspire military loyalty.
    So a win for Joe means serious civil violence is a near certainty (the US already has the gun casualty rates of a war zone as it is) but I reckon it would merely be an attempted insurrection against the union, not a ‘proper’ civil war involving ‘soldier against soldier’

    However, if Trump manages to load the dice enough to technically win? .
    Obviously public outrage will spark massed protest which, through agitative provocation, will be escalated (and exaggerated) into pandemic public violence as ’embattled law enforcement fight shoulder to shoulder alongside special agents and volunteer militias to retake control of the streets by dominating the anarchist terrorists’ (formula for dictatorship 101)
    Next comes a direct decree from POTUS to the generals ordering military deployment.
    What will the generals decide to do when Trump orders war to be rained on a domestic target.
    My guess is the generals will politely debate the matter, then decide by division to declare civil war.
    There is historical precedence.

    A subject of dispassionate interest until you remember that the US military holds slices of Australia.

    In Ps, I very much appreciate and respect your writing, David.
    ‘have a nice day ‘

  8. Michael Taylor

    cb, brilliant comment, which I agree with 100%.

    Civil unrest is a certainty if Trump loses.

    If Trump wins it will only be by cheating. More unrest to follow, but not with the same murderous intensity if Trump loses.

  9. Matters Not

    Re:

    If Trump wins it will only be by cheating.

    Really? He won last time when the polls (and the macro, overall counting) were against him so why must a win for him this time be labelled as cheating? And how do you define cheating? The fat lady hasn’t left the stage yet. It ain’t over till it’s over.

    Trump is still the President (with all the presidential powers) until he’s not. And that’s some time after the votes are counted. He could resign (before any handover) with Pence as his replacement who could then pardon him for all manner of (alleged) criminal activity in advance of any conviction(s) – including State offences – because there’s so many possibilities without legal precedents. Does he really have the Supreme Court in his back pocket?

    Lots of water to flow. One things for sure (maybe) – he won’t depart without exhausting every avenue.

  10. Michael Taylor

    MN, last time he didn’t fiddle with the postal service.

    Do keep up. This isn’t 2016.

  11. corvusboreus

    If house rules decree that two pairs beats a royal flush, then arbitration often comes down to negotiation by Smith & Wesson.

  12. Matters Not

    Yes cb, and I am unarmed.

  13. corvusboreus

    MN,
    Me too, I don’t give firearm to crazy folk.

  14. wam

    spot on MN America has always loved a trump rich and powerful. They lived by not caring how but how much or at golf not how but how many. Trump and every rich person in the world has cheated, done nothing wrong mind you, but cheated.
    It is the system of the rich to take advantage for themselves or for friends. That is why the are so anti-the poor who are clever enough to rort the system that they are prepared to make the vast majority of the poor suffer to try to punish the rorters. At the same time they are lenient on themselves for their rorts. In american films the good guy kills the cheat who always draws first. The septics are good a believing phantasy???
    In a two party system there are no loonies to upset the balance and murdoch takes the balance by exciting the voters of one side.

    ps
    One of a large Aboriginal darwin dynasty sharied and supported craig kelly’s attack “This is Andrew victoria’ showing pictures of victorian police kneeling for BLM and cuffing a pregnant woman.
    Who thinks the lnp have got away with cheating for my 60 years of voting???

    pps
    SBS news:
    A report by South Australian Ombudsman Wayne Lines has also criticised officials for failing to provide sufficient information and support to the family of Wayne Fella Morrison and access to him before his death”
    wonder if craig will share this????

  15. corvusboreus

    In breaking news, apparently cigarette smoke gives you lung cancer and poker machines are statistically rigged to rob their players.
    In editorial opinion, putting money into either subsidises some seriously evil turds who are perpetrating corrupt and nefarious shit.
    Justa coupla random thoughts.

  16. wam

    hahaha crow you have to stop reading themes you can’t follow.

  17. corvusboreus

    Woftam
    I don’t get it. You’ll have to clarify.
    Do you disagree with my breaking news, or my editorial opinion, or both?
    If so, why so?
    Please try, if possible, to use relevant reasons and coherent sentences if/when responding.

  18. wam

    sssssssssorry crow
    You know there can be no disagreement with your posts because they are academic and thoughtful, Who could argue with
    “Obviously public outrage will spark massed protest which, through agitative provocation, will be escalated (and exaggerated) into pandemic public violence as ’embattled law enforcement fight shoulder to shoulder alongside special agents and volunteer militias to retake control of the streets by dominating the anarchist terrorists’ (formula for dictatorship 101)” As an americophobe I can’t wait because trump is on line for a win.
    How does this fit
    “Joe Bideni s a white septuagenarian who has openly praised white supremacists and called for the unchecked empowerment of demonstrably racist law-enforcement entities.”
    But your possible misreading of my claptrap, especially in your special special subject(you are ‘Aida’/la traviata etc??) may be confusing.
    The point is that the septics both elephants and donkeys love what trump stands for. he and biden are as different as chalk and CaCO3 and they just have fox to balance (here we have two extremist parties to switch the balanc)..
    Trump and biden have to excite the voters out on polling day so they seek attention through extremism within the media by ‘lying’ their arses off
    But it makes perfect sense to this little quacker. and keeps me sane-ish after st kilda nearly did it.
    ps I love woftam have often been called waftam denoting a particular talent of my youth flaming through sleeping bag
    .My real name is W.A.M.M.M so wafflems fits.

  19. corvusboreus

    Skimmed briefly for any relevence
    Nothing regarding what I specifically asked about, but that’s entirely unsurprising.
    Thanks for taking the time to type out all those words.
    Bye.

  20. corvusboreus

    “I CAN’T WAIT BECAUSE TRUMP IS ON LINE FOR A WIN”
    William Moir (aka ‘wam’) 10/9/2020

  21. corvusboreus

    By the way, for anyone seeking succinct summations of the US situation made by someone who takes the time and trouble to render rational analysis of current events into coherent sentences (ie lines up their ducks before letting fly) I recommend taking a few minutes a day to watch ‘Beau of the fifth column’, a channel on that yewchoob thingy.
    Generally his pieces are a bit over 5 minutes long and come from the perspective of a harshly experienced and politically engaged person with a ground level view of the over-boiling shitstew that is US politics, and a practical understanding of the potential repercussions.

    ‘Again, I recommend ‘Beau of the fifth column’ on yewchoob, his sharings of his thoughts are well worth a look.

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