Thursday, June 8, 2017

Election Day Open Thread

These are hilarious! I love a good meme.



 I don't know where that bit of text after the second image came from, but I can't figure out how to delete it, so we'll live with it. 

 
I looked for memes ridiculing Corbyn. I guess google didn't want them circulating on election day. 

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  1. Annie and Fay, I hope you'll offer us commentary as the day goes along.

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  2. Excellent memes lady red. I'm working today so I won't be around until this evening.

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  3. Lady Red: that writing is part of the picture. I thought it might have been a caption, but it is not.

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  4. I certainly hope these exit polls are as inaccurate as the US ones were.

    Otherwise Britain is well and truly F.U.C.K.E.D.

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  5. I was a socialist for about a week at age 17 when my mother informed me that I had to start contributing (financially) to household expenses. I had finished high school and was attending "Technical College" (look it up) but was also expected to work. And pay my way. Which I did and have done ever since.

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  6. 5.30am GMT Labour have gained 30 seats??? WTF Britain? No sympathy now, you get what you deserve.

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  7. We've been so frustrated over here (in Israel, or outside the UK in general) because the election coverage was so minor. When I switched on Sky or BBC there was no coverage at all yesterday, probably because it's banned on election day itself. We have a similar rule in Israel.

    But it was becoming clear that Corbyn (spit) was gaining momentum and it gave me the willies. I CANNOT believe that anyone voted for him at all!

    One explanation I heard for his gain is that he knew he wasn't going to win the election, so he felt free to promise the earth: free university tuition for everyone; free school meals, free housing, free everything - and knew he'd never need to find the funding to pay for it all. And of course the leftist media never challenged him to explain how he would fund it.

    And the stupid dumb uneducated youngsters all voted for him.

    Theresa May took an unnecessary gamble and lost. Just like David Cameron.

    She hasn't lost completely of course. Let's not get into panic mode. She is still the PM, and the Tories are still in power. But it was a bad move on her part and the knives will be out for her to resign. Only question is who would take her place. Boris Johnson? He's a bit of a clown and a bit unreliable. He's been for and against Brexit (so was May actually), and for and against Israel in his time.

    I'm SO glad I left there nearly 40 years ago!

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    1. Election coverage was sparse here too.

      I don't like May. She's not on our team. She has no intention of curbing immigration or lifting a finger to preserve western civilization. So...will weirdo Boris step up to the plate? I'm thinking yes.

      People should not be allowed to vote unless they are net taxpayers.

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    2. In Britain you can only vote if you have a residential address, and that would imply at the very least local taxes. Of course I'm sure plenty of people have residential addresses and get away without paying taxes but you have that in every country.

      I can't vote in the UK, even a postal vote, because I don't have a residential address there.

      I don't think illegals are allowed to vote in Britain. But the Brits do enough damage all on their own.

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  8. Astonishingly UKIP have said they will not join the coalition. WTF? Do they want Corbyn to get in???

    https://twitter.com/Itwitius/status/873096865457164288

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  9. You wanted anti-Corbyn memes? Here you go:

    imgw:"http://www.bruceonpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Corbyn-meme-thinking-650.jpg"

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    1. Good one! So creepy...{shuddering}

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  10. imgw:"https://imgur.com/7sDzBV9"

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  11. Oops, not sure why that didn't work. Ah, it's a gif. Too bad. it was funny.

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  12. imgw:"https://thewhelkwordpresscom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/corbyn-as-stalin-meme.jpg"

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  13. imgw:"https://pics.me.me/election-2017-the-weve-had-enough-of-jezzas-rubbish-vote-22429466.png"

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  14. Hmm, sorry for the attached lewd text!

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  15. Interestingly, Scotland returned to the Conservatives in a huge surge. The First Minister (equivalent to Prime Minister) lost his seat!

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    1. I'm hearing from Alison that the Scots and the Irish have come to their senses. Interesting, to say the least.

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    2. Exactly. So what on earth happened to the English? I'm in shock.

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    3. It's a combination of "free stuff" plus socialist brainwashing plus a lowered IQ due to importing refugees with very little education and no reasoning skills. Send them home. Deport them before they kill/breed the English people into extinction.

      As for the English, a mandatory history class should be required before voting. Perhaps if they see the end result of the progressive policies they champion, they might have a change of heart.

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    4. annie, my impression is that the daily shaming of the Brexiteers simply did the job.

      There is no cost to uncivil behavior towards Brexiters. There is a cost to enduring it.

      They have time, and patience.

      Trump, America? Same difference, as we used to say on the playground.

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  16. Via a UK Jewish mailing list I just received a message that the new MP for Oxford is a Palestinian on her mother's side. Not good...

    However

    Moran's great-grandfather, Wasif Jawhariyyeh, wrote extensive memoirs about Palestinian life under Ottoman and British rule, before fleeing after the State of Israel was created.
    As a child in Jerusalem's Old City, his Palestinian-Christian parents insisted he read the Quran in respect of the purity and lyricism of the Arabic language, a testament to the lost pluralism and diversity which once symbolised the Holy City.
    "He describes a Jerusalem where you had Jews, Christians, and Muslim communities coming together, who were respectful of each other," she says.


    Will the apple fall far from the tree?


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    1. It may sound harsh, but these people need to be rejected. They DO NOT represent the English. Why voters would choose their own demise at the hands of blood-thirsty, crazed invaders is beyond my understanding.

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    2. Because they do not see these representatives as "blood thirsty crazed invaders". The nice sweet liberal Brits see a "brown" person who has overcome difficulties and become "just like them". Sometimes it works and sometimes...

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  17. imgw:"https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB4QFoQWsAIWsAV.jpg"

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  18. My brother is a UK trained accountant, been living in Israel for the last 30 years, but has extensive business and contacts in England. I know he's my brother so I'm probably biased, but he does know his stuff very well. (He was the internal auditor of one of Israel's largest banks. Plus he was brought in- an Israeli! - as an expert witness in the BCCI bank (an Arab bank!) fraud trial).

    He wrote about the election results on his Facebook page: I'm going to divide it into two parts because it's too long for the comment box:
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    This post is being written at 9am UK time so (a) the results are not all in, and (b) this is very much an immediate post, so things could change as the situation is rather fluid.
    The first insight that is clear and final is that the Conservatives have lost their overall majority in parliament. There are 650 seats, and they are mathematically incapable of “scoring” 326.
    However, they are still able to rule, for the following reasons:
    Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican party always refuses to take their seats, thus bringing down the bar to the finishing line. So, if, for example, they win 7 seats, then the total number of MP’s will be 643, and the number needed for an overall majority reduces to 322.
    The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist party (effectively Irish conservatives) traditionally side with the Conservatives, and are very comfortable partners for them. Their (expected) 10 seats together with the Conservatives would easily push the total over the finish line.
    There are a few MP’s who must remain impartial in votes (the Speaker and his deputies), which reduces the number of opposition votes.
    Having said that, the majority would be wafer-thin, and any particular law proposed by the government could be voted down by even a small number of rebellious Tories. Indeed, Theresa May’s specific reason for calling this snap election was to strengthen her hand against these rebellious “colleagues” when going into the Brexit negotiations. Now these rebels will have even more reason (and ability) to humiliate her, being angry at her for causing many brother Tory MP’s to lose their seats, and jobs).
    So to my eyes, even though Theresa May has strenuously denied any intention of resigning, I believe she will be kicked out by her Party and a new leader will be chosen to be Prime Minister in her place. Pundits are talking about Boris Johnson and David Davies as early alternatives. Tories are probably also squirming at the thought of Mrs May facing Labour’s Jermy Corbyn at future PMQ’s (Prime Minister’s Question Time) in Parliament. They would abhor the probable humiliation.
    How did this result happen? The election campaign began with a huge (opinion-poll) lead giving an expected 50 to 100 majority for the Conservatives. There are a number of reasons:
    Hubris. Mrs May made the election about her leadership and about her vision of Brexit, and only these subjects. She did not give the rest of her team much “air time” and her manifesto was remarkably clear of policies and numbers
    As a follow up to the above, she refused to compete in the TV debate which made her look either arrogant or cowardly. Or both!

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  19. Part 2:
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    A huge manifesto U-turn was needed when Labour exposed the fact that alzheimer/dementia patients would have their NHS nursing contributions capped at a perceived low level. This gave, even hardened Tory voters, grim reasons for concern, as it would badly hit their personal pocketbooks, hence the need for a humiliating U-turn in mid-campaign.
    Mr Corbyn correctly reasoned that the only way he had a path to being PM was to energise young first-time voters. So his manifesto included a pledge for free university education. This worked brilliantly for him, but the Tories, locked into their single-issue Brexit campaign, did not ask the simple question who would be paying for theses students’ free education. The answer of course is that it would be their parents, via increased taxation, but this simple fact was not emphasised.
    And lastly, and most importantly, it is apparent that the populace rejected Mrs May’s “hard” Brexit strategy and prefers a “soft” version. What this means, is that unlike the PM, they want to remain in the Single Market and the Customs Union, conceding Free Movement of People (for Europeans, not the rest of the World’s riff-raff) which would better ensure easy trade and fuller employment. The only tangible thing they seem to want from Brexit is the return of Sovereignty, ie: no more laws and irritating regulations being rained down on the UK by Euro-bureaucrats.
    If the last paragraph accurately reflects the populace’s wishes (and those of those Tory rebels) the Conservatives will have no choice but to change their Brexit negotiating policy and tactics, which will necessitate the selection of a new leader.
    The pound fell (only) about 1.5% from 1.29 to 1.27 following the election exit poll and results, and the stock market is expected to rise this morning. Why? Because “Big Business” as reflected in the market’s larger shares much prefer a soft Brexit to preserve their trading patterns and partners. If this is how it pans out then one can also look forward to a recovery in sterling and an improved economic performance in the UK.
    Ending on a note of caution – if the coalition with the Ulster Unionists doesn’t materialise and/or if the Tories tear themselves up in a leadership campaign and/or if they persist in going for a “hard” Brexit, then we are probably looking at another General Election before the year is out.
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    1. Thank you for sharing your brother's thoughtful insight. I now understand the situation a bit better.

      I truly hope that we can all find calm, sane leaders to steer us out of this collision course with the inevitable.

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    2. Theresa May made the biggest political error since Hillary decided she did not need to campaign in the Midwest.

      She has done herself and her party no good, and has in fact harmed all those who voted for Brexit and expected it to be rapidly implemented.

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    3. Yyyep.

      Somehow she managed to screw-the-pooch, as it were, which, if you thnk about it... wait, was this the lewd thread?

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  20. The only tangible thing they seem to want from Brexit is the return of Sovereignty, ie: no more laws and irritating regulations being rained down on the UK by Euro-bureaucrats.

    This is the precise thing which is not on offer from the EU.

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