I’ve seen landed fish that haven’t flip-flopped as much as Moscow Mitch has on the debt ceiling – and it’s not been even a generation ago that congress never voted on the “debt ceiling” at all – its increase was automatic! Now it’s a republican toy that the children of the G.O.P. jealously hug to their chests and scream, “Mine, mine, mine.”
Buddy, why do you think it’s OK for terrorists to attack policemen with poles and stanchions?
The policeman that shot the terrorist, Babbitt, felt physically threatened which, according to republican orthodoxy, gives him the absolute “right” to shoot her – or are you going to whine that that rule ONLY APPLIES if the terrorist is a person of color?
Sorry, I didn’t catch the reference to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez until you referenced the dress – I was thinking of something altogether different.
Incidentally, there is NOTHING wrong with the idea of “taxing the rich” – it certainly beats the republican idea of “taxing the poor” don’t you think?
I’ll just bet you did, Tabby!
It was an article of shame for all right-thinking Americans when we found out Britain was not eligible for the largess of the Marshall plan – oh, we “helped” Britain – they just had to pay us back – that’s the reason for the austerity well into the ’50s!
Most Americans thought we were cutting the same deals with Britain that we were cutting with Germany and France (and the Soviet Union, as well, if you can believe that)! pitiful and pathetic in my opinion – but as an indigenous American, I’ve ALWAYS had a jaundiced view of American “assistance”.
In my opinion, if America ever offers to help you, count your fingers and toes afterwards, and make damn sure you still have your wallet, as well.
…and I have an extremely low tolerance for stupidity and ignorance!
I previously stated that I wasn’t sure what being "an adult_ in my culture, but I do have my father’s admonition to guide me “Always tell the truth, and accept responsibility for your actions!”
That’s not a result of a ritual or anything, but I do remember him saying that’s how you can judge whether a man’s a man, or not.
…and a man that believes in lies is still a child, to my mind.
I have no doubt that they’ll survive – the rank-and-file British citizen is amazingly resilient.
At the end of the last war, America offered them essentially “nothing” while offering the rest of Europe the Marshall Plan – as a result Germany ,Italy France and even Japan’s economies bounced back way before Britain’s.
It was 1954 before austerity rationing was ended in England – I consider it one of the miracles of all time that the British still seem to like us, I damn sure wouldn’t, Tabby!
By which I assume you mean "works for the “common good” annabanana?
There is a "name for people who “leech” off others while contributing nothing back – they are referred to as “parasites”.
The “difference” between the Taliban in Afghanistan and and the “republicans” in Texas is so miniscule as to be undetectable.
I have several “European” friends (primarily in the British Isles) who truly believe that the E.U. will fail, now that Britain has left, though, unsurprisingly, they cannot explain WHY this would happen.
I actually believe this indicates the existence of a “republican” mindset on a global scale rather than any kind of rational thought.
Agreed, and the Puerto Rican people have a very rich history (and I’m not just saying that because they have “Indian” blood mingling in their veins – though that doesn’t ’hurt!)
I have never understood how people can “discriminate” against “the Jewish race” when it never was a “race” to begin with – after all, one of my favorite singers, Sammy Davis Jr., was a Jew and he looked NOTHING like David Ben-Gurion, to my mind.
Incidentally, Hitler’s vaunted “Aryan” race originated in what is now northeastern India and were quite dark-skinned to start with.
A large proportion of the American people have only the vaguest idea about where people come from and what they look like – we are, at heart, “tribalists”!, our perceptions of people should be “catholic” where it’s usually “parochial”.