Friday, March 31, 2017

A cunning plan (no turnip involved)

In a world where the lunatics have not only taken over the asylum, but are clearly intent on returning it to the Dark Ages, it is easy to become disheartened.  But there is something the rest of the world can do to fight Trump's short-sighted environmental menace.  Just suppose that all of America's trading partners got together and agreed to impose a climate tax of say 10% on all imported American products, to be lifted only if the US lives up to its commitments under the Paris climate change agreement.

Could this happen?  It may sound an impossible dream to get so many countries to agree on anything, but if they could overcome their differences to set up the Paris agreement, then it can be done again.  After all, the stakes could not be higher - the Earth's sustainability as a habitat for life.  Our life.  Spread the idea.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Donald Trump Asks a Stupid Question

They did Donny Boy, they did.  They voted for Hillary – that’s why she got almost 3 million more votes than you.

Next question…

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Mantle of Heaven

On a wonderful day like today

... and one of the worst minds installed in the White House.

Hard to believe that Trump is of the same generation as me.  He seems to have bypassed that formative experience loosely known as "the Sixties" entirely.

Heaven help us all!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Dish Best Served Dead

Carrie Lam, Chief Waitress at the Hong Kong Restaurant, announced today that customers at the restaurant would be consulted over the next six weeks on how they would like their steak cooked.  Asked by reporters “what about customers who might prefer eggs or seafood instead of steak?”, Lam replied that the signature dish “Palace Museum Steak” – a small-scale copy of a recipe originated by the restaurant group’s head chef in Beijing – was the only item on the menu, and in any case an expert chef had already been secretly hired months ago to prepare the dish.

Following Lam’s announcement, Head Waiter CY Leung stated that he welcomed the consultation exercise – but whatever the outcome, the restaurant would "move on and cook the dish" anyway.  So there!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Trump - Idiot or Traitor?

So here's how the year ends.  Russia hacks into American computer systems.  This is espionage.  The US responds by expelling a bunch of Russian diplomats.  Russia announces it will not respond in kind.  America's next President then praises the Russian leader (mastermind of the espionage) as a smart guy.

This is not the reaction of a patriotic President.  It can only be the response of a fool or a traitor (or possibly both).  So which is it?  A halfwit in the White House or a Russian agent?  I think the American people should be asking themselves this question very seriously.

Happy New Year!