Daily review 24/05/2019

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  1. SPC 1

    I would like to note that we should be profoundly grateful that we have two parties that contest for government so fiercely when so little divides them.

    Whereas in some countries such as India with Congress so completely superseded by the BJP/Hindu nationalists (based around a simplistic strong man veneer that makes ScoMo of the Trumpian baseball cap seem sophisticated) there is no alternative – despite clear incompetence (monetisation nonsense and the introduction of sales taxation), rising unemployment, farm poverty, glacial progress at modernisation of infrastructure (that would make one consider the communists).

    And in others opposition is unwelcome and circumscribed.

    Here at least it is encouraged, but only provided it does not get too ambitious to do good. It is then allowed to keep the privileged and complacent honest – it will of course be told told off when it makes an effort. The right wing media here will see to that. 

    Thus we are proudly a democracy and have in our right wing media, a great champion of our free speech – in particular of capital in the land where it is the most unencumbered by service to the people.

  2. marty mars 2

    Wow – the stable genius vermillion manbaby is totally losing it – lol

    Trump responded on Thursday by going on what can only be described as a Pelosi rant, at a White House event for farmers and ranchers. He began by showing the nation that he was in full possession of his faculties, contrary to the House speaker’s insinuation, by proclaiming: “I am an extremely stable genius.”

    Then he proceeded to counter Pelosi’s claim that he had “flipped out” and had a “tempter tantrum” at Wednesday’s aborted meeting by insisting he had been calm. “I was so calm. I was extremely calm.”

    Lest there was any remaining doubt that he was entirely calm in the face of Pelosi’s provocations, he paraded in front of the cameras a long line of White House staffers including his counselor Kellyanne Conway, strategic communications chief Mercedes Schlapp, press secretary Sarah Sanders and others and invited them to provide eye-witness accounts of his calmness.

    Conway: “Very calm … you were very calm.”

    Sanders: “Very calm.”

    Schlapp: “You were very calm.”

    “I couldn’t have been more calm,” Trump concluded. In the course of the function Trump had uttered the word “calm” in a preternaturally calm voice to America’s bemused farmers and ranchers no fewer than nine times.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/23/pelosi-v-trump-how-a-stable-genius-president-met-his-match

    • Blazer 2.1

      he's always been calm…before the Stormy.

    • Macro 2.2

      marty If you haven't already come across Wonkette here is something I'm sure you will enjoy.

      https://www.wonkette.com/president-whine-poots-had-worst-infrastructure-week-ever-yesterday

      Donald Trump Laid 'A TRAP' For Chuck And Nancy. It Was THE GREATEST TRAP.

      Wow, what the fuck happened yesterday? That was Wonkette's question when Donald Trump showed up in the Rose Garden for an "unplanned" (LOL) news conference, which he spent bitching about how it's no fair that Democrats are investigating him, and swore with his hand on a Big Mac wrapper that if they won't stop, then he's NOT! GONNA! PRESIDENT! AND! YOU! CAN'T! MAKE! HIM! That's right, HE QUITS, but he's NOT GONNA LEAVE, because Vladimir Putin BOUGHT HIM THAT OVAL OFFICE FAIR AND SQUARE!

  3. BM 3

    The project team fed hundreds of Eurovision songs – melodies and lyrics – into a neuron network. Then, algorithms produced thousands of new tunes and lines of verse, from which a few musical units were carefully selected and “welded” into a song.

    We hope this song will become the Eurovision unofficial anthem of Eurovision 2019. A duet on disillusioned love between Izhar Cohen (Israel’s first Eurovision winner, 1978) and a computer, written and composed by a computer.



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