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Matthew Wilkie
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Posted: 15 September 2019 at 5:52am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

And then we get Johnson comparing himself to the Hulk here.

He states, "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets. Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be - and that is the case for this country. We will come out on 31 October and we will get it done."

Not sure I'd have chosen a character who often left a trail of devastation where as one to emulate...


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Posted: 15 September 2019 at 6:38am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This is why I sometimes feel like I've been sucked into the bottommost pit of Hell.

Growing up, I had to tolerate derision from my classmates and contemporaries (and not a few adults) who thought comics were not only for kids, but for DUMB kids.

Other-media adaptations tended to be on the cheap. Superheroes especially were for comedy, for mocking.

Then, a few of decades back, things started to around. Comicbook characters were not automatically to be laughed at. Serious interpretations became acceptable, even expected. So now, superhero movies, superhero TV shows are all the rage. Comic characters become points of cultural reference.

And nothing that's being done with them has anything to do with the characters I know and love. Theaters are full of superhero movies--and I don't want to see ANY of them!!!

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Posted: 15 September 2019 at 8:50am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And regarding Mr. Johnson's comparison... this is done as a political tactic to lighten things up a bit, and that's okay.

But it should be behind a serious and straight discussion or answer. It should NOT be the entire message! Someone who is running a country MUST be honest and open to their constituents; it's a responsibility to them. Granted, there are matters that should not be discussed, due to national security or some other legitimate reason; but it's become the M.O. Lie and obfuscate, and let the dirt eaters just continue shambling along? It's too common these days in countries that should know better.
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Posted: 15 September 2019 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Boris is a fucking embarrassment but sadly his polling is going up. If there was an election today he would win with a decent majority. He is indeed the 'Britain Trump'. I despair.

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Posted: 24 September 2019 at 6:00am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Well the Supreme Court has ruled that Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending Parliament.

While he refuses to resign, his position is now untenable. Further proof that the law is always above the Prime Minister abusing their authority.
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Posted: 24 September 2019 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

First glimmer of good news in a long while.
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Posted: 24 September 2019 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

When you've unlawfully suspended parliament, lost all your commons votes and your brother quits because of you - it's time to resign as PM.
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Posted: 24 September 2019 at 9:14am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Greg M. - if BJ had that much self-realization, I doubt he'd be in his current situation. It takes modesty to admit a shortfall, and too many villains have no modesty at all.

Don't get me wrong; Brits are a stout and sturdy people, and have survived a plethora of catastrophes, and undoubtedly will again. I have no end of respect for you. But this looks pretty grim, and I can only help that any necessary and desired assistance appears to handle this. This seems to be self-inflicted (by a somewhat MPD populace, no insult intended) - but that same body of citizens will rise to keep things mobile and functional.

Are there any memes of the nature of "Keep Calm and Rejoin the EU" or such/
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 26 September 2019 at 12:46am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Well that has to have been one of the most nasty days in Parliament I have ever watched.
Horrible.
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Posted: 26 September 2019 at 4:39am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

It was vile, James.

Johnson's comments about Jo Cox show the ugliness and disgustingly evil attitude of the man.
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Posted: 26 September 2019 at 5:09am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Totally agree Greg. To dismiss comments about a murdered MP as Humbug.
Unbelievable
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