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Thursday, September 05, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's younger brother, Jo, has resigned as a junior minister and said he would also step down as a lawmaker, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest.

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He ain't heavy...

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-05 07:45 PM | Reply

He should get a job working for putin like his brother.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-05 08:24 PM | Reply

"He should get a job working for putin like his brother.

#2 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

It seems like anyone you don't like works for PUtin.

Come up with some new material. Hint: "semantics" and "cult" are old and trite. I mean something new that you can repeat for weeks and wear out.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 08:35 PM | Reply

It seems like anyone you don't like works for PUtin.

Come up with some new material. Hint: "semantics" and "cult" are old and trite. I mean something new that you can repeat for weeks and wear out.

#3 | Posted by goatman

News flash dum dum- Putin wants to take down the western alliances. He can't afford to do it militarily so he realized the cheapest way to do it was to use democracy against us and have us vote for our own destruction which is why he encouraged votes that would harm us and help him - trump and brexit.

www.theguardian.com

"An 18-month investigation leads to a trail of new evidence showing the bad boys of Brexit' had closer links to Russia and its ambassador than they have disclosed"

www.telegraph.co.uk

"Russian trolls sent thousands of pro-Leave messages on day of Brexit referendum, Twitter data reveals "

www.theguardian.com

"Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows "

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-05 09:32 PM | Reply

"News flash dum dum-

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

I stopped reading there. I'd rather debate someone who knows how to maturely respond, IOW, an adult.

Grow up and we'll talk.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 09:37 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Useful idiot on the payroll for multinational corporations.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-05 09:42 PM | Reply

I stopped reading there. I'd rather debate someone who knows how to maturely respond, IOW, an adult.

Grow up and we'll talk.

#5 | Posted by goatman

Of course you did. You always run away when shown proof of your ignorance.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-05 09:45 PM | Reply

Useful idiot on the payroll for multinational corporations.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian

Useful idiot who spends all day defending a con man who filled his white house with lobbyists and bankers.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-05 09:45 PM | Reply

"Of course you did. You always run away when shown proof of your ignorance.

#7 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

Says the ignorant name caller. LOL You mean you haven't figured out yet that I don't tolerate childish name calling in spite of all the times I"ve told you? And you call me ignorant? LOL

"Why Calling People Dumb Just Proves Your Own Ignorance"

thehigherlearning.com

#9 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 09:55 PM | Reply

"Of course you did. You always run away when shown proof of your ignorance.

POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Have I ever "run away" from a post of yours in which you didn't call me names? Nope. So there goes another one of your lies.

Grow up if you want your posts read. Or pretend I'm running away from your childish posts.. I don't care.

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 09:57 PM | Reply

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JoJo abandoned BoJo in his time of need.

Nice family values.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-09-05 10:07 PM | Reply

"JoJo abandoned BoJo in his time of need.
Nice family values.

#11 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2019-09-05 10:07 PM "

Well, not everyone is lucky enough to come from perfect Leave it to Beaver families like you. I'm sure if you were in that position you would change your political values and leanings for your brother, right?

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 10:23 PM | Reply

Have I ever "run away" from a post of yours in which you didn't call me names? Nope.

"Waahh you insulted me" is your convenient escape hatch when you have said something provably and irrefutably wrong, yet you just keep denying how wrong you are until the other person calls you out for being the trollish idiot you are. At that point it's "you insulted me, how childish, i'm leaving, bye!"

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-05 10:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

""Waahh you insulted me" is your convenient escape hatch..."

Nope. I never use an escape hatch with adult posters. Prove me wrong. People who cannot debate without calling names are not of an adult mindset.

So sue me that I don't wish to converse with name calling immature minds.

Lame deflection, as I am very consistent on that point. Again, prove me wrong

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 10:50 PM | Reply

"Nope. I never use an escape hatch with adult posters"

Which ones are those?
We don't know who is on your blacklist.
Maybe you'd like to publish it.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-05 10:53 PM | Reply

danforth must not be an adult, because he beat goatman, who then ran away.

#16 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-09-05 10:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I never use an escape hatch with adult posters.

That sentence itself has an escape hatch. It allows you to subjectively declare the discussion over the moment your constant denial of how wrong you are causes the other person to accurately tell you how much of a ---- you are.

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-05 11:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That sentence itself has an escape hatch.

#17 | POSTED BY JOE "

That's your right to believe that. And it's my right to refuse to converse with childish name callers and debate with an adult mind.

#18 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 11:05 PM | Reply

"---- you are.

#17 | POSTED BY JOE"

"Name Calling"

www.psychologytoday.com

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 11:06 PM | Reply

FTA:
Last year, he quit then-prime minister Theresa May's government, calling in a withering critique for another referendum to avoid her Brexit plans unleashing Britain's greatest crisis since World War Two.

Looks like JoJo is pro Europe and wont be part of a Brexit gov even if it is led by his brother.

#20 | Posted by bored at 2019-09-05 11:09 PM | Reply

"danforth must not be an adult"

My spirit agrees, but my body keeps screaming "Sixty!"

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-05 11:33 PM | Reply

"Name Calling"

A few days ago, you called someone a "childish name caller". In that phrase, the word "childish" is an adjective, therefore superfluous to the construct of the sentence; you could've simply said "name-caller". The word childish was your chosen addition.

How is calling someone "childish" not name-calling?

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-05 11:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"How is calling someone "childish" not name-calling?

#22 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-09-05 11:38 PM "

I'm curious: who called whom childish??

#23 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 11:40 PM | Reply

(danforth is furiously trying to hail Hans)

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 11:45 PM | Reply

"I'm curious: who called whom childish??"

You called (iirc) PinchALoaf childish.

But...why would it matter? Are you actually pretending you didn't?

#25 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-05 11:51 PM | Reply

(danforth is furiously trying to hail Hans)

No...I'm just wondering if you're going to deny your own words twice in one day.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-05 11:52 PM | Reply

"No...I'm just wondering if you're going to deny your own words twice in one day.

#26 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Well, let me work on the first time, then I'll worry about the second. And what words? You proved a couple of hours earlier you paraphrase me to suit yourself, rather than take my words as I wrote them. I'm sure you've done it again. GDS does these sort ot things to people.

After all, you didn't put them in quotes. LOL

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 11:56 PM | Reply

Friends in the UK refer to Boris Johnson as their 'Donald Trump.'

Another wealthy guy who was born on third base and won't be affected if he leads their economy off a cliff.

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-06 12:03 AM | Reply

"And what words"

#1: Your claim of not changing your position on Trump's statements on nuking a hurricane, and your admission you'd changed your position.

#2: If you're going to claim you never called someone a "childish" name caller, that's #2.

"You proved a couple of hours earlier you paraphrase me to suit yourself"

While you pretended the gist didn't sum up the sentiment...right before reacting the same way to the same words when the tables were turned. It was quite funny, actually: you roared when I suggested your initial phrase (~If you have any proof) had doubt baked in, but when I used your words, you were quite certain I was casting doubt!

"GDS does these sort ot things to people."

Especially to g.

#29 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:08 AM | Reply

"After all, you didn't put them in quotes. "

After all, you don't seem to know the difference between a quote and a summation.

Remind me again: where did you go to college?

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:09 AM | Reply

"#1: Your claim of not changing your position on Trump's statements on nuking a hurricane, and your admission you'd changed your position."

Yes, I admitted I was foolish to trust a story by reinheitsgebot. Sadly, you can't admit your own errors as I can.

#2: If you're going to claim you never called someone a "childish" name caller, that's #2."

Citation needed. You never quoted me. As before, you paraphrased me and implied it was OK because of the "gist" of what I said. I'm sure you are playing that game again. You proved you have to twist my words into something you wish I said rather than something I actually did say.

Anyway, danforth. You are quite dishonest and I don't want to get into your silly "well, that was the gist" thing again. Clearly your self esteem is so low you have to argue ad infinitum about not saying things you did.

So to boost your frail ego, consider anything you say about me to be true, and go buy yourself a trophy and celebrate. As I said, I've no desire to continue proving you wrong and dishonest all over again.

Bye, now.

#31 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:15 AM | Reply

"Remind me again: where did you go to college?

#30 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Three different places. I don't remember the name of the one I was getting credits from when at sea in the Navy. Then there were two in Texas.

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:17 AM | Reply

"After all, you don't seem to know the difference between a quote and a summation."

You didn't summarize me. You twisted my words. Even then you asked if it was the "gist" of my quote you twisted. It was not a summation.

Remind me again: where did you go to college?

The desperation is unbelievable.

#33 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:19 AM | Reply

"Three different places"

A regular Sarah Palin.

#34 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:21 AM | Reply

"Bye, now."

More pearl-clutching, especially when your next post was less than 180 seconds later.

Do you need me to explain what that means, like I had to last time?

#35 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:23 AM | Reply

""Three different places"
A regular Sarah Palin.

#34 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Sailors traveling around the world can't usually find one university that services all ports visited and Naval bases lived in and one's home state.. C'est la vie. We do what we can.

#36 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:24 AM | Reply

"Remind me again: where did you go to college?
#30 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Mr H&RBlock asking where people went to college?

Can't even discern EstateTax vs InheritanceTax .. OR

Medical Inflation vs Premium costs ...

LOL

#37 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-06 12:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"...pearl-clutching...

#35 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

I see you've glommed onto the latest "cool" DR phrase, too. LOL IT's what people lacking in originality do.

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:26 AM | Reply

#37 or thinks that all students entering college make it the entire four years.

#39 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:27 AM | Reply

"Sadly, you can't admit your own errors as I can."

You're still pretending I twisted your words in that case. Hardly "admitting your own errors".

You also didn't admit your error regarding University costs.

I guess it's just another do as I say, not as I do moment in your life.

And btw, italics aren't quotes. Quotes are quotes. Reading is fundamental. Understanding, even more so.

#40 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:27 AM | Reply

#37 or thinks that all students entering college make it the entire four years.

You're right. College is tough. I f^^ked my way through it, and only ended up graduating cum laude. What a slacker!

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:31 AM | Reply

"I see you've glommed onto the latest "cool" DR phrase"

I've used that phrase for years. If you look it up in the dictionary, there's a picture of Lindsay Graham.

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:32 AM | Reply

Danforth, to win an argument with this fellow you must say

You're welcome

#43 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-09-06 12:33 AM | Reply

"You're still pretending I twisted your words in that case. "

Actually, you did. Twice. I'll not argue the point. It's pathetic you dny it.

"You also didn't admit your error regarding University costs."

Actually, that was YOUR error. I correcty stated it was $44 billion/year and you erroneously multiplied it by four not taking into consideration not all students who enter university graduate. ----, dude. Get a grip and quit lying.

"I guess it's just another do as I say, not as I do moment in your life."

I've no idea what you are talking about, but given your dismal record on veracity today, I'm sure it's based on a lie.

"And btw, italics aren't quotes"

No ----, sherlocK? I know that. But I presume you are talking to the people who put things in italics when quoting another poster. I'm sure they thank you.

Off to bed. It's been a long post-hurricane day. Do your compulsive last word thingy. I know how much your frail ego requires it.

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-06 12:34 AM | Reply

--only ended up graduating cum laude. What a slacker!

Arthur Murray Studios puts that on the "diploma," DanceForth?

#45 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-06 12:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#37
My guess is if you ever told the truth, you'd explode.

"Can't even discern EstateTax vs InheritanceTax"

Only because they're the same thing, you blithering idiot. If you google "IRS inheritance tax"...it takes you to "Estate Tax". Go on...try it.

Now...you've made that idiotic claim before, and I've corrected you before, with the link.

So...why are you lying that lie AGAIN? At long last...have you no shame?

#46 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:40 AM | Reply

"Arthur Murray Studios puts that on the "diploma," DanceForth?"

You'd know better than I would.

But while you're here, two questions:

1). Why did you run away, AGAIN, when I asked you a direct question today? If you've forgotten, I was wondering if you believe borrowing more money from China makes us LESS dependent on China, or MORE dependent on China? I ask because I know you've been a longtime proponent of lessening our dependence on China (which you reiterated recently), yet you were also silent against the Trump tax code, which borrows an additional $2.3 Trillion dollars, including from China. Those ideas seem to be in direct opposition to each other, so I was looking for a clarification. Since you've claimed lefties run away from tough question, I'm sure you'll answer this one.

2). Are you still stealing music from artists, while paying them nothing but lip service?

#47 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:46 AM | Reply

My spirit agrees, but my body keeps screaming "Sixty!"

POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-09-05 11:33 PM | REPLY

Be grateful your's says only 60. Mine says that it's 90.

#48 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-06 12:47 AM | Reply

lol

#49 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-06 12:48 AM | Reply

Actually, that was YOUR error. I correcty stated it was $44 billion/year and you erroneously multiplied it by four not taking into consideration not all students who enter university graduate."

So you're claiming I didn't use a variable that you didn't use in your $44 billion/year claim. Got it.

In that case, the fault is yours: if dropouts are that much of a variable, your $44 billion/year claim was bogus from the start.

Ultimately, you didn't bring dropouts into YOUR equation until I proved YOUR equation was faulty.

Then you blamed me.

#50 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:49 AM | Reply

#49

I've certainly found a way to shut Nullifidian up for the night: ask him a direct question.

Time to *drink*, old man.

#51 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 12:51 AM | Reply

Look twinkle-toes, I don't get dragged into your obsessive-compulsive posting games. If I answered one question, you would just post another 20, as you've demonstrated today. What are you up to, a 100 posts today? Good grief.

#52 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-06 01:00 AM | Reply

"If I answered one question, you would just..."

How would you know? You've never answered one question. Try the first one.

#53 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 01:13 AM | Reply

"I don't get dragged into your obsessive-compulsive posting games."

Riiiight. You just fling drive-by feces, and run away when called on it.

I'm talking about one specific post, where you didn't seem to know you were advocating the exact opposite of the tax code you'd just supported.

Address the questions.

#54 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 01:15 AM | Reply

...and there goes Nulli, scampering away.

Soon he'll claim it was for his favorite episode of Columbo.

#55 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 01:38 AM | Reply

If you've forgotten, I was wondering if you believe borrowing more money from China makes us LESS dependent on China, or MORE dependent on China? I ask because I know you've been a longtime proponent of lessening our dependence on China (which you reiterated recently), yet you were also silent against the Trump tax code, which borrows an additional $2.3 Trillion dollars, including from China.

Total receipts are actually up by $9 billion, but spending is up by far more " to the tune of $103 billion. That nets out to an increase in the deficit of $94 billion.

Now, some readers might be thinking: "But what if the tax cut hadn't been enacted? Revenue would have been even higher and the deficit would be lower."

Well, that's right. It's just not right by enough to be meaningful in the grand scheme of things.
thehill.com

Sit and spin on it MrH&RBlock.

#56 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-06 01:40 AM | Reply

IOW its a spending problem .....

Keep deflecting .....

#57 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-06 01:42 AM | Reply

"IOW its a spending problem ..... "

For which we need to keep borrowing more, you blithering idiot.

"Sit and spin on it MrH&RBlock."

Too rich: if you missed it, the MATH still supports my position, not yours. You even posted the salient portion: "But what if the tax cut hadn't been enacted? Revenue would have been even higher and the deficit would be lower. Well, that's right."

Then the author goes on to use weasel words, like "meaningful", as if billions of dollars aren't meaningful. It's meaningful to those on the short end of the equation, that's for sure. For folks like Mackris, though, getting tax cuts, while putting others on the hook for the payback, is the goal.

#58 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 01:49 AM | Reply

"Total receipts are actually up by $9 billion, but spending is up by far more " to the tune of $103 billion. That nets out to an increase in the deficit of $94 billion."

Wow. Trump f^^ked things up even worse than we all feared. Remember when he said he would balance the budget?

#59 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 01:53 AM | Reply

Mackris, why haven't you answered #46?

#60 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 02:00 AM | Reply

And...do you realize your #56 post didn't address the issue at all?

#61 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-09-06 02:02 AM | Reply

"Well, that's right. It's just not right by enough to be meaningful in the grand scheme of things."

And never mind that the tax cuts were spent on stock buy backs, etc. when higher taxes would have caused expansion of manufacturing facilities so that the costs would have been deductible expenses. It's how we built a great nation, don't worry, it won't be great for long as long as we continue down the trickle down economics path.

#62 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-06 08:33 AM | Reply

"IOW its a spending problem ....."

So then, why did Trump insist on inreasing military spending so much?

#63 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-06 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So then, why did Trump insist on inreasing military spending so much?

#63 | POSTED BY DANNI

Because Republicans don't actually care about the debt or the deficit. All they care about is "owning/trolling libs".

That and funnelling my hard earned tax dollars to their supporters (farmers and the adult daycare known as the "military") and donors.

#64 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-09-06 02:04 PM | Reply

No deal brexit is finished; how will they ever recover?

#65 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-07 04:18 AM | Reply

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