Nov 5, 2020 -- 2:59AM, jollyswagman wrote:
eric bolling, formerly of fox news, was on newsnight opining that there may not be another rep president in his lifetime due to the changing demographics of the usa, i think he misunderstands the changes happening as evidenced by where trump got some of his extra voters from.trump is just a symptom, unless the democrats accept that the policies of two of their presidents (clinton and obama) helped in the destruction of living standards of working people then they will probably carry on with more of the same which will give another populist a chance to become potus.
Is it really majorily/primarily the economic policies that make the landlocked portions of the USA go for Republicans/Trump? The trickle down economics that left Oklahoma unable to pay its teachers for a full school week (long before the pandemic)?
I think it is primarily social stuff. Men feeling under siege, the demoncrats cancelling christmas, abortion rights (or non-rights) etc.
Nov 5, 2020 -- 8:49AM, thegiggilo wrote:
You mean you didn't understand David Tennent because he's scottish..
....I don't mean to be racist towards the Scottish. My ear simply hasn't been trained for it.
Foinavon • November 5, 2020 2:51 PM GMT
The Irish in general are quite well-spoken. It's the Weegies I can't understand and I'm grateful for subtitles when one is on the telly.
That's what my dear Irish betfair forum friend told me too! He always had the flowerest of languages. One day, we were talking about great Irish tennis players, he told me about Vere St. Leger Goold. I opened that person's wikipedia entry and read
Vere Goold's life after 1883 was wasted on drink and drugs. One day, he was asked by a relative to pay a bill at a dressmaker's shop in the Bayswater section of London that was owned by Marie Giraudin. This French lady, (from most accounts) though not especially beautiful, could charm people when she wanted. It was not too difficult for her to charm Goold, who was from a prominent Irish social family. The accounts of the case are not always in tandem, but she had been married twice before, and she was a woman of expensive tastes. The dressmaker's shop was not a real success, especially as Giraudin apparently borrowed money from many of her customers.
...I only thought to myself: "Yeah alright, that must've been written by an Irish person"