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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:37 PM

The Rude Pundit: Just Stop It: Trump Didn't Rise to Any Damn Occasion in Europe


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Just Stop It: Trump Didn't Rise to Any Damn Occasion in Europe


It's absolutely ludicrous that Donald Trump is getting praise for his appearance at the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy. Sure, he read a speech that a reasonably eloquent fifth-grader could have written, and he didn't even pause to say how much the property there was worth or how he could have killed Hitler single-handedly with a secret plan he had. Obviously, everyone thought Bumblefuck O'Douchenozzle was gonna saunter up to the lectern, fart into the mic, shit on the gathered leaders, and scream, "Do you love me now, Vladdy?"

But just because he acted vaguely normal, the motherfucker didn't all of a sudden become a goddamn statesman. If our mark of success is now "Oh, good, he didn't teabag the Queen," then nothing really fucking matters anymore.

Besides, in just about every other circumstance, Trump was the blithering cockknob he usually is. He said that the UK's National Health Service would be on the table for trade negotiations (before walking that back since, if true, it would probably end Brexit immediately). He didn't seem to understand that Ireland wasn't part of the UK and that a border wall with Northern Ireland would pretty much lead to an explosion of violence. He insulted Nancy Pelosi and Robert Mueller while talking to Fox "news" by those Normandy graves. And he was fucking obsessed with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family, saying that "There are those that say they have never seen the queen have a better time, a more animated time," and you just think that, if it's true, how fucking awful the queen's life must have been for her first 93 years.


Truly, being royalty who are just figureheads with almost no real power must seem like a dream for Trump. Everyone gives you money and a gold house and all you gotta do is wave from a carriage every now and then? That's a gig. Trump must love that shit.

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Reply The Rude Pundit: Just Stop It: Trump Didn't Rise to Any Damn Occasion in Europe (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #1
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #2
Aristus Jun 2019 #3
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #4
Aristus Jun 2019 #5
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #8
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #6
MBS Jun 2019 #7
Cha Jun 2019 #9
misanthrope Jun 2019 #10
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:55 PM

1. The Royal Family has not had to endure such an American boor since

Wallis Simpson.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:41 PM

2. Wallis Simpson ...

... was an "American boor"? Since when?

She was welcomed by higher-ups in British society due to her wit, her intellect, and her sense of style. If anyone acted "boorishly" in the matter, it was the royal family (aka tiara trash), who refused to give her the title of Her Royal Highness, despite the fact it was her rightful title upon her marriage to David Windsor (Edward VIII).

The jewel-rattlers all but cut off their own family member, the Duke of Windsor, after his abdication and marriage to "the woman he loved". He and Wallis were treated shamefully by the "royals" for the rest of their lives - and yet never spoke out against that treatment in public, despite having ample opportunity and reason to do so.





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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:49 PM

3. Being openly sympathetic (or sympathetic at all, really) to the Nazis is a pretty boorish thing

to be.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:59 PM

4. A myth that's been debunked time and again. n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:22 PM

5. Newsweek is a fairly reliable source.

https://www.newsweek.com/crown-vergangenheit-edward-hitler-nazi-marburg-files-748868

A discussion of the portrayal of Edward VIII in 'The Crown', along with the events as they actually happened.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:35 AM

8. Yeah, that's convincing ...

An article full of phrases like “documents seem to suggest”, “Lascelles alludes to”, “Lascelles alleges that Edward colluded further with the Nazis” … sounds a lot like “some people are saying”.

I became fascinated with this bit of history almost 50 years ago, and have read dozens and dozens of books on the subject, pored over news and magazine articles of the day, and watched countless documentaries – both ‘pro’ and ‘con’.

There is so much misinformation out there – most of it nothing more than outrageous rumours that have never been substantiated. Wallis was, in turns, accused of being an American spy, a social-climbing royals-groupie who saw seducing a king as the ultimate claim to fame – it was even said she’d seduced him by using sexual ‘tricks’ she’d learned while working as a prostitute in a brothel in China.

Edward was extremely popular with the people, particularly the middle-class and the poor – something that had to be overcome when the royals and the politicians decided to oust him. While popular with the common folk, the royals and politicians viewed Edward’s leanings as too liberal, too working-class-champion, too ‘modern’ for their conservative ‘status quo’ ways. It was much to their advantage to besmirch his reputation, and his wife’s, after the fact – lest they be seen as having treated a popular hero so shabbily for no reason other than having chosen “the woman he loved” rather than the throne.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:31 PM

6. Amen and thank you. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:33 PM

7. Boy, does rude pundit ever speak for me

Glad to know I’m not alone.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:38 AM

9. Yeah, that's predictable BULLSHIT!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:54 AM

10. Wait, Northern Ireland is a constituent country of the UK

The Republic of Ireland isn't. What did I miss here?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:22 AM

11. Bravo!



That's a keeper! He has such a way with words.

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