Wednesday

1. On the left, Mad Cow herself, on the right – Debra Katz, the Ford lawyer who says the onus is not on her to prove her allegations:

2. You’ve been waiting for this – the rule of anti-significance:

The Scent of Bad Psychology

3. Clear where our eyes are currently focussed:

4. The end of civilisation as we know it:

https://www.dw.com/en/eu-to-stop-changing-the-clocks-in-2019/a-45495680

5. Last but not least, feeling peckish?

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

11 comments for “Wednesday

  1. Andy5759
    September 19, 2018 at 12:29

    Did that first image (shudder) escape from the article on female psychopaths?

    • September 19, 2018 at 13:00

      A very good question. Ubermouth adores Mad Cow though, and “Justin”. Ain’t that sweet?

  2. James Strong.
    September 19, 2018 at 13:16

    That woman killed my pet rabbit by sticking a firework up it and setting light to it.

    It is not for me to prove my allegation. I demand that everybody believe it and that the woman’s career be destroyed as a result.

    • Chuckles
      September 19, 2018 at 14:19

      Rectum?

      • Distant Relative
        September 19, 2018 at 15:55

        Wrecked hare.

  3. The Kaigat Of Wands
    September 19, 2018 at 14:37

    No. 5 looks like Angela Merkel, Are they making sure this time that they know where everything is for the invasion before we have a chance to remove or switch the signs?

  4. ivan
    September 19, 2018 at 15:53

    I assume that Katz learned law at the same place Obama learned to fake his birth certificate – stupid woman does she think that people will just believe the mad hatter without proof?

    • James Strong
      September 19, 2018 at 17:40

      Senator Kamala Harris (D. California) believes her, even though:

      she hasn’t met her

      she hasn’t heard her speak her testimony

      she hasn’t seen her answers to questions put to her

      she hasn’t heard what Kavanaugh has to say.

      she hasn’t heard what the other man allegedly there has to say.

      Even so, Sen. Harris has enough information available to her to come to her judgement.

      Sen. Harris is a comely wench, much better looking than our very own dear Diane Abbott, but roughly equal to our dear Diane in intellect.

  5. James Wilson
    September 19, 2018 at 19:05

    There is zero chance the person who owns that face was ever molested by a teen age boy. Nuggies she may have earned, but getting that close would not be for the faint of heart.

  6. ScotchedEarth
    September 19, 2018 at 21:08

    Re. #3: free trade with the US, fine; but we need to stop viewing them as BFFs as USG is utterly ruthless and unsentimental in the pursuit of what it perceives as its interests. We need a Brexit from Nato as much as the EU—it should not be Britain’s fate to be either a vassal state of Brussels or Washington.
    Foreign policy should be Palmerstonian:

    The principle on which I have thought the foreign affairs of this country ought to be conducted is, the principle of maintaining peace and friendly understanding with all nations, as long as it was possible to do so consistently with a due regard to the interests, the honour, and the dignity of this country. My endeavours have been to preserve peace. All the Governments of which I have had the honour to be a Member have succeeded in accomplishing that object. The main charges brought against me are, that I did not involve this country in perpetual quarrels from one end of the globe to the other. There is no country … from the United States to the empire of China … that we have refrained from taking steps that might have plunged us into conflict with one or more of these Powers. On these occasions we have been supported by the opinion and approbation of Parliament and the public. We have endeavoured to extend the commercial relations of the country, or to place them where extension was not required, on a firmer basis, and upon a footing of greater security. …

    I hold with respect to alliances, that England is a Power sufficiently strong, sufficiently powerful, to steer her own course, and not to tie herself as an unnecessary appendage to the policy of any other Government. I hold that the real policy of England—apart from questions which involve her own particular interests, political or commercial—is to be the champion of justice and right; pursuing that course with moderation and prudence, not becoming the Quixote of the world, but giving the weight of her moral sanction and support wherever she thinks that justice is, and wherever she thinks that wrong has been done. Sir, in pursuing that course, and in pursuing the more limited direction of our own particular interests, my conviction is, that as long as England keeps herself in the right—as long as she wishes to permit no injustice—as long as she wishes to countenance no wrong—as long as she labours at legislative interests of her own—and as long as she sympathises with right and justice, she never will find herself altogether alone. She is sure to find some other State, of sufficient power, influence, and weight, to support and aid her in the course she may think fit to pursue.

    Therefore I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow. When we find other countries marching in the same course, and pursuing the same objects as ourselves, we consider them as our friends, and we think for the moment that we are on the most cordial footing; when we find other countries that take a different view, and thwart us in the object we pursue, it is our duty to make allowance for the different manner in which they may follow out the same objects. It is our duty not to pass too harsh a judgment upon others, because they do not exactly see things in the same light as we see; and it is our duty not lightly to engage this country in the frightful responsibilities of war, because from time to time we may find this or that Power disinclined to concur with us in matters where their opinion and ours may fairly differ.

    That has been, as far as my faculties have allowed me to act upon it, the guiding principle of my conduct. And if I might be allowed to express in one sentence the principle which I think ought to guide an English Minister, I would adopt the expression of Canning, and say that with every British Minister the interests of England ought to be the shibboleth of his policy.

    Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. Treaty of Adrianople—Charges against Viscount Palmerston. HC Deb 01 March 1848 vol 97 cc 121–123, hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1848/mar/01/treaty-of-adrianople-charges-against [Emphasis added]

    Or ‘Derbyian’:

    Now, with regard to the first my principle is this—that it is the duty of the Government of this country, placed as this country is with respect to geographical position, to keep itself upon terms of goodwill with all surrounding nations, but not to entangle itself with any single or monopolizing alliance with any one of them; above all to endeavour not to interfere needlessly and vexatiously with the internal affairs of any foreign country, nor to volunteer to them unasked advice with regard to the conduct of their affairs, looking at them from our own point of view, and not considering how different are the views and feelings of those whom we address.

    Edward Smith Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby. Ministerial Statement. HL Deb 09 July 1866 vol 184 cc 735, hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1866/jul/09/ministerial-statement [Emphasis added]

    Granted we are not the power we were in the 19th Century—but that is all the more reason to cease being a vassal of USG; if they want to go ‘nooklur combat toe to toe with the Rooskies’ let them, no reason for us to be turned into radioactive rubble along with—or instead of—them.

  7. September 19, 2018 at 22:23

    Thank you for the depth in your replies, which have been coming for some time now.

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