The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words//Quand les Néerlandais présentent les Pays-Bas à Donald Trump


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Le prix de la meilleure réaction à l’investiture de Donald Trump est attribué aux Pays-Bas.
Prouvant une bonne fois pour toutes que les Néerlandais ont de l’humour, la chaîne nop3 a diffusé ce dimanche dans son émission  Zondag met Lubachune vidéo qui devrait « parler » à Donald Trump, selon ses propres mots. Ainsi, imitant avec brio la voix pompeuse du milliardaire, le présentateur a entrepris de présenter les Pays-Bas au nouveau président américain.
Imitant sa manière de parler, Arjen Lubach a également repris les idées chères à Donald Trump. Par exemple, on apprend que les Pays-Bas ont construit un mur gigantesque pour se protéger des eaux venant du Mexique. Le pays regorge également de politiciens handicapés à propos desquels on peut se moquer.

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If there’s one Trump-inspired satire you should absolutely watch, it’s the one at the end of this post. Created by Dutch satirical TV show Zondag earlier…

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SNL makes fun of Trump’s tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval. Sad! – The Washington Post


 

Satire is not dead at SNL, but would be if Trump had his way. Unfortunately Trump will be the next President of the USA, the 45th, so he had better get used to satire for there will be plenty more to come.

Sad, is it not that a person who will take such a high office can not control himself and accept what is bound to come forth. USA do you really want a person who can not control his tweets, he badly needs to grow up and not act like a spoiled brat.

But at the age of 70 years can he change is outlook, even if he wishes to, which I do not think he does.


In the cold open, Alec Baldwin returns as the retweeter-in-chief, shrugging off important policy briefings to pass along the social media musings of 16-year-olds and other random Twitter users. There is also a cameo from Stephen Bannon, a plate of mashed potatoes and a brutal joke at Mitt Romney’s expense.

And naturally — and perhaps at the risk of proving SNL’s point for it — shortly after SNL made fun of him for getting distracted by insignificant tweets, Trump took to his preferred medium to voice his disapproval.

Source: SNL makes fun of Trump’s tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval. Sad! – The Washington Post

Satire: Cameron appoints Sir John Chilcot to lead inquiry into family’s tax affairs | Vox Political


Are we taking bets on how long this enquiry will be, if it takes long enough Cameron will not be here to answer.

 

As swift as a tortoise.

sdbast

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Vox Political: Stephen Crabb, IDS’ Replacement, Believes People with Progressive Degenerative Diseases Able to Work


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Mike over at Vox Political has written about how the latest sputtering from the new head of the DWP have effectively ended satire. Stephen Crabb, apparently an expert on such diseases, has declared that sufferers of brain tumours and progressive degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone are able to work. And so, presumably, they should not get any PIP or ESA, but the normal jobseeker’s allowance, until they are eventually sanctioned for not trying hard enough to get a job.

Mike states that this is beyond satire, because he commented in an earlier post about Crabb’s bizarre views on homosexuality. Crabb believed that homosexuality could be cured, and supported CARE, a Christian organisation that claimed it could cure gay people. In fact, gay cures don’t work. There have been a series of scandals in American involving these organisations, as well as concerns in the UK apart the potential harm…

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Contacting Sheffield City Council Fatigue


I am sorry, but today Monday 19 November 2012, I have contacted Sheffield City Council Fatigue, which has left me bemused and bewildered.

Some of you may not be aware of this condition or you may know of it by its generic name of Local Council Fatigue. In some cases it may be called after the name of your local council.

The recovery period is dependent on the individual and may be from a few minutes to several hours, depending on its severity. In some serious cases it may be caught on a daily basis.

The symptoms start by you telephoning your local council switch board over some problem you may have or you may wish to obtain some information which is important to you.  While you progress through their telephone system, pressing the numerical digits on your telephone as and when requested, the start of the fatigue may be about to commence or may have already commenced.  When you eventually press the last digit and the sound of a telephone ringing can be heard, you feel you may be on the road to recovery.  Then the telephone continues to ring and ring and ring…

Eventually one of three things will occur, one, someone may answer the telephone, two, the telephone stops ringing and you are cut off. But it may be like today, you get an automated voice advising you that ‘there is no one to answer your call and therefore can you ring back later’. The fatigue is now well in progress, but you do as requested and telephone back say 1/2 hour to a hour later.

You progress through the stages stated above and hopefully you will get someone to answer the call and they offer you assistance.  But as was the case today, you get the automated voice saying ‘there is no one to answer your call and therefore can you call back later’. As like myself you may be persistent and keep calling back, but you only get the same final response.  It is then that the fatigue has finally taken control of you.

But still being persistent, you may try different council telephone numbers and in some cases you may get through, but of course, you are not where you wish to be. So you explain what as been happening and the person appears to understand and advises you that they will put you through. So in expectation you wait and the telephone starts to ring. But, oh no, you are again in the telephone system.  But you think, it may be different this time, but how wrong can you be, you get eventually the same automated message.

You then give up and take a well earned rest and try to recover.  On recovering, you have an idea, why not send an email, so I have asking for someone to telephone me back, now, hopefully this will be tomorrow.

As part of the treatment for a full or partial recovery, you may make a posting on your blog.

Oh, I do now feel so much better and I will go on to see what tomorrow may bring. Hopefully not some of the same.