24 thoughts on “Wishful Pumpkin

  1. Eoin

    Trump derangement syndrome. Anyone remember this level of hate for Bush junior? The man who started two unjust wars, killed tens of thousands etc? Didn’t think so.

    1. Listrade

      ??? Were you alive in that period????

      I mean…

      it’s just that….


      Ok. Anyone remember this level of hate for Bush Jr? I distinctly remember considerable hate and anger. We had the whole Florida and dodgy votes bit. We had Michael Moore doing books, tv shows and documentaries on Bush. There were anti-war protests. I even remember a moment that still makes me cringe when the posh Guardian readers wrote letters to redneck “America” in the 2nd election on why it’d be a bit rum if they voted for Bush again. That one he won easily.

      What we didn’t have was social media. So most of the anger and arguments were on forums other online discussions. Social media in the wide usage of today only really reached those levels for Obama Vs Clinton and his presidential campaign.

      So unless you weren’t born, a kid or stuck in suspended animation, you’re just dropping bull. Same vitriol for Bush Jr, just without the more public means of expressing it.

      1. Micko

        Yup. I marched and everything against Bush and the war.

        Seems quaint now…

        It is mental how into US politics we are now though. I don’t remember my parents ever even mentioning Reagan or Bush senior when I was a nipper.

        Bloody internet’s fault.

        1. Marbe

          Is it ok to ask you to put up the name of the people who do Handmade Irish Soap. You mentioned they are having a hard time of it so BS’s Irish made gifts might be useful. I want to order some. Sorry if this is an odd or against a rule ask.

    2. bisted

      …nor Obama…Biden’s boss…accepted a Nobel Peace Prize and went on to bomb 8 countries…killed thousands of children…displaced millions…reintroduced slave markets…fair play to the Yanks, at least they kept crooked Hillary away from the button…

      1. Baz

        Obama also introduced the southern border policy of child separation and the infamous ‘cages’ !

        Obama also depleted munitions (bombs and missiles) faster than the military could replenish them.

        But remind me who the hero is again?

        Hardly the guy who defeated ISIS and started no wars.

          1. Nigel

            That does not verify anything about a child seperation policy, nor does the existence of cages during the Obama administration, which were used as temporary holding for unaccompanied children when normal facilities were overwhelmed, in any way match the deliberate usage of cages and camps, not to mention the appalling treatment and demonisation of migrants and refugees, during the Trump administration. Trump has seperated THOUSANDS of children. God knows what’s been happening to them.

        1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

          Vald & Basher al ass-head defeated Isis.
          Trump’s role was that of a cheer-leading, autocracy-loving fool. Who knows what future wars and persecutions will have been green-lighted by dictators emboldened by the late weak stance of the US .

          1. E'Matty

            The US knew in 2012 that the Syrian opposition was dominated by Al Qaeda, Salafists and Muslim Brotherhood and the West, Turkey and the Gulf States were supporting these powers. The likely result, an Islamic Caliphate, and this was supported by the West and their allies in order to overthrow Assad. The classified US DIA report presented in August 2012, stated that “the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al- Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” being supported by “the West, Gulf countries and Turkey.”
            The document declassified through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), analyses the situation in Syria in the summer of 2012 and predicted: “If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria… and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”

            US Defense Intelligence Agency Report on Syria Summer 2012: http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287-293-JW-v-DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10-final-version11.pdf See p3 para B & C, P5 para 7B, and 8C.

        2. Nigel

          There’s actually a good point in there, by the way. How come there’s no coverage and commentary on the amount of munitions used by Trump?

    3. Nigel

      Trump Derangement Syndrome is a coinage based on Bush Derangement Syndrome, for a start, a term used to mock people who thought Bush was bad.

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      Not to mention those skewers!
      Conor Kebabs Lenihan could host a pretty decent BBQ with that lot. Notwithstanding C19 restrictions, which that yoke doesn’t.

  2. Nullzero

    If Trump has achieved anything it has been to bring the chaos and destruction that America unleashed on the middle east during the George W era to the streets on America. Keep the aggro at home, bravo.

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