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by Belle
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1127

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

All those conspiracy theories are just silly and shallow. You need to listen to intellectuals like this man (and his brother, Eric). Both men have historically been Democrat supporters. Bret Weinstein talks about the far Left - which has now increasingly colonized the Democratic Party. (Ergo, Trump ...
by Belle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump won't go if he loses
Replies: 22
Views: 1127

Re: Trump won't go if he loses

This is not only political extremism (and I thought you were supposed to be a 'moderate', Barney) but a projection of the Left's own perfidy - since they were after Trump BEFORE he was elected and never, ever let up. I'm thinking an item like this has been written in existential fear of an election ...
by Belle
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Self-collapsing empire
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Self-collapsing empire

Utopianism. When you encourage the rise of pity parties and shut down any effective debate in your nation because the media is so corrupt and partisan none of the grand plans are likely to be forthcoming. The USA has become horrendously debt-burdened, neurotic and increasingly subject to group-think...
by Belle
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fox News Poll: Biden ahead in Arizona, Wisconsin; Ohio now a tossup where GOP governor enjoys 82% approval
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Fox News Poll: Biden ahead in Arizona, Wisconsin; Ohio now a tossup where GOP governor enjoys 82% approval

I simply don't trust polls. And some of those are back in April. If Americans re-elect Trump in November, the nation will disintegrate. It may be hard to survive even if he loses, because he won't accept a democratic vote. A straight projection and folderol at this time of national crisis in what i...
by Belle
Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption
Replies: 14
Views: 2623

Re: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption

Like a wanton boy throwing matches in a parched field, Trump began to immolate what was left of national civic life. He never even pretended to be president of the whole country, but pitted us against one another along lines of race, sex, religion, citizenship, education, region, and—every day of h...
by Belle
Wed May 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of murder
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

Re: Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of murder

It seems to me that Trump supporters don't necessarily like him, they just hate everyone else. Or nearly everyone. Psychological studies show that people often turn to the political right out of fear or resentment. It's a visceral response first. Where are those "psychological studies"? Names and a...
by Belle
Tue May 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption
Replies: 14
Views: 2623

Re: Covid-19 merely highlighted the corruption

Like a wanton boy throwing matches in a parched field, Trump began to immolate what was left of national civic life. He never even pretended to be president of the whole country, but pitted us against one another along lines of race, sex, religion, citizenship, education, region, and—every day of h...
by Belle
Mon May 18, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Trump Must Go

I say Trump must stay … if the only alternative is a contemporary 'progressive'. Yes, David, but you've got to have the intelligence to realize why Trump was elected in the first place - and I see zero evidence of that. The lack of self-awareness is simply staggering. Let's take a look at the 'plig...
by Belle
Sat May 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Must Go
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Trump Must Go

"The Lancet" (not politically accountable) and the "Washington Post" (yet again) have demanded that Trump must go. (Definition of Dogma: ' that which cannot be questioned '). That being the case I would expect the American people to shaft Trump in the November election. In the eventually of that not...
by Belle
Sun May 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: CCP 'more dangerous than virus'

Useful idiots. Mmmm, absolutely: no shortage of them ANYWHERE, actually.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 52f8c.html
by Belle
Tue May 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources
Replies: 20
Views: 3527

Re: Dead Heat in TX: Texas could become a swing state where Trump has to pour in resources

Wikipedia A bracket or tournament bracket is a tree diagram that represents the series of games played during a knockout tournament. Different knockout tournament formats have different brackets; the simplest and most common is that of the single-elimination tournament. Half the fun comes from the ...
by Belle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We Must Always Believe Women, ...
Replies: 38
Views: 6952

Re: We Must Always Believe Women, ...

This is extremely well put. Don't be too disturbed; there are many millions of others who share your belief and who've been shut down, deplatformed, reputationally destroyed because they don't talk bien pensant zombie politics. Dave Rubin of the influential Rubin Report is one of these; a former die...
by Belle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'
Replies: 48
Views: 9629

Re: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

".... that this board has evolved into little more than a forum for left wingers to belittle large portions of the population that have no representation on here. How many of you that do that are small-business owners that are worried about losing your business? How many of you have been laid off? I...
by Belle
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'
Replies: 23
Views: 4306

Re: Trump approval rating in Gallup poll takes nose dive as 60% of women give Trump 'thumbs down'

As someone who has followed the approval polls on real clear politics regularly throughout Trump's presidency, I can tell you that 43 percent is about average for where he has been in Gallup. His 49 percent rating in the previous poll was the one that was an outlier. However, Gallup is generally on...
by Belle
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father

A very interesting sentiment, Sue. But I can't help feeling that someone without a pugilistic ignorance might have got the US much better prepared and saved thousands and thousands of lives. Someone who listened to advice, who didn't react totally out of his grandiloquent ego, who didn't deny until...
by Belle
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Wynton Marsalis pays a moving tribute to his father

Marsalis has just lost his father to Covid-19 and he has posted this intelligent and moving tribute. Profoundly intelligent, worldly and sophisticated, Marsalis alludes to Donald Trump and why he was 'required'. A message from Wynton Marsalis: My daddy passed away last night. We now join the worldwi...
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 14138

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

"Shame on you", Len? That's a sadly bullying and hectoring comment.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

"Shame on you", Len? That's a sadly bullying and hectoring comment.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Re: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump

Oh, I didn't realize he had dementia too. I rather think it's you who've done all the complaining, non stop now for nearly 3 years.
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

Re: Biden Goes Digital to Counter Trump

A rowboat going after a battleship!!!
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 14138

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

which is disappointing when I already missed John Francis and our own music group here is suspended). No doubt there will be cheering that Placido Domingo has Covid-19. Belle your comments are just ridiculous-when Trump was elected John said he no longer considered himself an American-no one felt m...
by Belle
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

which is disappointing when I already missed John Francis and our own music group here is suspended). No doubt there will be cheering that Placido Domingo has Covid-19. Belle your comments are just ridiculous-when Trump was elected John said he no longer considered himself an American-no one felt m...
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Illinois Gov. tweets Donald Trump: 'Get off Twitter & do your job!'

Stop the international humiliation of this poor man, who is a miserable puppet: it's just DREADFUL.

https://www.facebook.com/Breitbart/vide ... ted_videos
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 44
Views: 14138

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I realize that this isn't the airport and I don't have to announce my departure, but I thought I'd give my reason for leaving the group. It's quite simple, I'm sick to death of all the Trump bashing. I guess everyone just assumes that if you enjoy the arts and classical music (I'm a retired profess...
by Belle
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Just checking in with my CMGers ...
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

Re: Just checking in with my CMGers ...

I realize that this isn't the airport and I don't have to announce my departure, but I thought I'd give my reason for leaving the group. It's quite simple, I'm sick to death of all the Trump bashing. I guess everyone just assumes that if you enjoy the arts and classical music (I'm a retired profess...
by Belle
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 8098

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Human paraquat. :D Love it. So descriptive. Full disclosure, I'm not that clever a lad, that epithet was shamelessly poached from The Dude (Jeff Bridges) in The Big Lebowski which I show to high-school kids in my film course. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d4VaY7xCmRE d4VaY7xCmRE I'd have to agree; ...
by Belle
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another party?
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: In this moment of national peril, should Joe Biden consider forming a unity ticket with a conservative of another pa

This is madness. Biden has incipient dementia and he'll be eaten by Trump, limb by limb. Many of us feel sorry for him here in Australia as he's clearly a patsy. The day Nancy Pelosi tore up that State of the Union speech it was game over for the Democrats. Bets? And, while on the subject of madness...
by Belle
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 39
Views: 8098

Re: NY TIMES: Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

Naturally it is all the fault of Donald Trump and any other conservative government in the world. What happened to the climate catastrophe? Yep, you got it; pandemics are more effective and economical killers, every time. The whole thing (cough, cough) reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

Belle you're way off on Trump-you have a lying loudmouth mafia corrupt racist you're trying to defend--think mussolini. Len :( I don't believe I commented on his character or was 'defending' him, just tried to explain reasons why you have such a President . And Barney correctly commented on 'integr...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

Thank you; that was my purpose in developing this exchange because I don't contribute any more to the other sections of the board. I felt strongly about Australia being misrepresented in American media after the fires. Our decent and good people are being worn down to the bone by accusations of raci...
by Belle
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

I left out Prof. George Williams from UNSW - a Labor candidate at a previous election and a regular contributor to " The Australian ". His last article was 2nd March. Murdoch doesn't need to wage a campaign against public broadcasting (is this not another conspiracy theory?) as they do it themselves...
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

Peter van Onselen identifies as of the Left, so is Graham Richardson, Nikki Gemmel and Troy Bramston. Regular columnists. Other guest contributors have been Stephen Loosley, Anthony Albanese, Mark Butler, Mark Dreyfus, Kevin Rudd - lots of them, in fact, have had an opportunity to put their point of...
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

And so is this!! In fact, it's FAR more serious. So redolent of the Hitlerjugend that it won't appear in the mainstream media - if they have anything to say about it.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bbc-h ... ch-accepti
by Belle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

I read a great many books and online journals , but I appreciate "The Australian" for its balance of contributors from both Left and Right. Today Janet Albrechtsen talks about mediocrity in our politics and she's nailed it, though I would argue that some of the older role models she's referenced wer...
by Belle
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

You don't know anything about Australian politics. Any 'mocking' will have been of the Labor Party because it's TOTALLY DIVIDED over the issue of climate change - and that's a major reason they LOST the last election. That and robbery of the middle class. Thinking about why a party or person lost t...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

Belle hope you've been safe-just yesterday I watched the DVRed latest 60 minutes and this was one segment-they interviewed the previous prime minister and the current one. Regards, Len https://www.cbsnews.com/video/australia-fires-climate-change-relationship-60-minutes-2020-02-16/ Climate change's ...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

You don't know anything about Australian politics. Any 'mocking' will have been of the Labor Party because it's TOTALLY DIVIDED over the issue of climate change - and that's a major reason they LOST the last election. That and robbery of the middle class. Thinking about why a party or person lost th...
by Belle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

Thanks for posting that Rach 3. This has certainly been the most apocalyptic summer I can remember. Ironically, since that appalling December, the summer where I live in Melbourne has been unusually clement and wet. Today, mid-February, usually the hottest month of the year, will be 24 (75) with a ...
by Belle
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian fires
Replies: 112
Views: 35104

Re: Australian fires

No; sorry - this just won't fly. I'll stand up for our leader here. In the first place, Richard Flannagan is one of the most vicious of our haters from the Left. He's a representative of what I call "the glass half empty" Left. Government can do no right (conservative, that is) and - according to pe...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14193

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

I blanch at your notions of 'patriotism'. One of the foundation principles of patriotism is loyalty to the nation itself. I don't see a scintilla of evidence, merely name-calling and derision about Trump's supporters - as though they're some kind of neanderthal pond scum. Patriotism? Pass. I'm sorr...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14193

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

Doesn't negate the opportunity for you to learn about the real face of despotism.

And apropos Bill Maher: he was one of the most virulent cheer-leaders against Trump and then he has the self-righteous temerity to ask Larry King "how did we come to this"? Such a lack of self-awareness...!!!
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14193

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

I think this man gets it 100% right: (as usual). This was recorded in February. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5RcilC0mw0 I hear what you're saying but the fact is you wanted him gone Day 1, went looking for a reason and have finally found one. A never-ending quest to prove illegitimacy will have ...
by Belle
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14193

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

where the stakes couldn't be higher. So embarrassing for your nation, seeing those politicians in Washington each and every day - day in and day out since the day Trump was elected - trying to shoot itself in the foot. Whoa there, pardner! Whether or not Trump will leave office voluntarily in 2021 ...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13699

Re: The dejection election

Points conceded in your comments. Happy to be agreeable. The solar panels are on every second house here in our area - which can only be a wonderful thing!! We built this place 15 years ago when they were less popular and far more expensive. We use gas for most household use now. Just to make myself...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13699

Re: The dejection election

I've also had another thought about this; the wine industry is regarded as something of a canary in the coal mine. Many viticulturists and vignerons in our area say they are seeing the consequences of 'climate change' on the grape harvest. Unquestionably, the harvest (aka vintage) has been moving fo...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13699

Re: The dejection election

I saw that article in the Australian just after I posted. But these are people with axes to grind as much as the climate warriors who offend you (and often me as well). What does it matter if there was a horrible heatwave in 1896? I entirely accept that. It doesn't change the facts in Australia thi...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13699

Re: The dejection election

I am sorry if I appear argumentative, but I also have to challenge your assertion that it is regularly 52 in the Pilbara. According to Wikipedia, we've never got to 52. "The highest maximum temperature was recorded as 50.7 °C (123.3 °F) at Oodnadatta on 2 January 1960, which is the highest official...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The dejection election
Replies: 37
Views: 13699

Re: The dejection election

What "hogwash" do you have in mind? Hottest temperature? These are facts from the Bureau of Meteorology: Australia recorded its hottest day on record on Wednesday, with an average maximum temperature of 41.9C (107.4F), beating the previous record by 1C that had been set only 24 hours earlier. Tuesd...
by Belle
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!
Replies: 39
Views: 14193

Re: On Impeachment Eve, POTUS tells Speaker: UP YOURS!

In that picture: Macron is surely laughing on the other side of his face with France in melt-down and, of course, Trudeau only got to be PM by stitching up a deal with a hung parliament. He's been busy apologizing for his myriad 'blackface' incarnations!! Now, that IS funny.