Want rules over need in economies based on consumption, not thrift. Asceticism is anachronistic.
Envy of the rich and hatred of the poor are co-dependent on each other. Neither emotion should be affirmed.
Simple language is for simple minds.
Americans tend to exaggerate; everything is the biggest, the most beautiful, the greatest. If you disagree with them, they call you little and sad.
Rights are taken, not given. They don’t fall down from heaven.
The Assad dictatorship has a track record of brutality. Ignore that at your own peril.
Conspiracy thinking is rife today. Those who doubt even their own existence are complicit with Assad and Putin.
Conspiracy thinking is insincerity par excellence. Taken to its logical end, conspiracy thinkers must consider that their own thoughts might be part of a conspiracy. And then the doors of the mental ward close behind them.
Alas, we are beset by fools and mountebanks.
Kate Beckinsale will always be Selene to me.
Fox News has purveyed fake news for two decades. Breitbart is riding on old Rupe’s coattails.
Steve Bannon is the bin Laden of journalism.
Mr Trump is Thatcher on steroids, Reagan on donepezil.
It is not surprising that a billionaire tops the Forbes’ list.
There’s no point in writing about Labour again until Corbyn is out.
Mr Corbyn is what he is: a street activist/ backbench careerist. He’s out of his depth in his current position.
Elizabeth I is a pretty good role model. If only Corbyn had one.
Nothing about the Infant-Elect indicates education.
I give it a week into his presidency before the first financial scandal breaks.
I’m thinking Mssrs Trump and Putin will hold their first summit in a Russian banya.
A handful of clever Bolsheviks took down a nation of millions. However, Communists today are fossils, like the skull of a T-Rex.
The POTUS artfully shoveled dirt on Mr Trump’s political corpse.
Meanwhile, pundits are puzzled over Mr Trump’s dalliance with the Russian dictator.
Mr Trump and Mr Putin are members of the billionaires club, hence their affinity and Mr Trump’s comfort in asking for help.
Both like to flaunt their aging masculinity. Putin, shirtless, riding on the back of a bear; Trump, showing one of his hands to the crowd while the other points to his zipper.
Mr Putin is a master of interfering with elections, most notably his own. He uses all the dark arts, including physical violence and the jailing of naive pop singers, to retain his Eternal Presidency. He understands that his imminent invasion of the Baltic States would be met by a President Trump who would use it as an opportunity to raise the price tag for US support of NATO. Such an invasion would be met with a rousing “hail strong fellow well met” from the mouth of the clownish American cheese puff.
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It’s nice of the Republican’s “law and order” nominee to reveal the Putin-Snowden-Assange-Trump axis. However, he can expect a visit from the FBI.
Mr Trump has said he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes. Now he’s saying he can suborn espionage from a foreign government and get away with it.
Many of Mr Trump’s supporters share his bromance with the Russian strongman.
Mr Assange may have given the UK government a legitimate legal reason to extradite him to the US.
Well played, Jules.
The VPOTUS states the obvious that Mr Trump has no clue.
He closes with “We’re America!” Riveting!
Mr Bloomberg just locked down independent voters for Ms Clinton by suggesting Mr Trump is incompetent and possibly insane. Harsh words from one billionaire to another.
Tim Kaine speaks in Spanish. Mr Trump tweets in support of his deportation.
The POTUS calls Mr Trump a home-grown demagogue.
POTUS and Clinton embrace.
Today when celebrities advocate for social change they are ridiculed by the professional outragetariat and resentful proles. That’s the main difference between the 1960s and now.
Russia’s main export under Mr Putin is violence.
Few Americans knew who Hamilton was before the musical hit the stage.
It’s all about the Benjamins, though.
Dictators always hold themselves above any law. Russia’s Eternal President is no different. Only extreme cowardice prevents the UK from charging him with murder.
Seumas Milne may be the last Stalinist left on the planet.
Ms Palin and Mr Trump are part of the laugh track of our lives: huge hair, diabolical diction, strangled syntax, and paleolithic politics.
It’s time for Joe the Plumber to come out from under the sink.
I think the GOP Establishment is resigned to sitting out this election. The pitchforks have taken control of the narrative.