Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ostrobogulous opening...

First 100 days? Well what about the first 100 hours...what a first week with Trump seeming to break all political moulds by starting to do nearly everything he campaigned on...and as soon as possible! Well, that was intense. You'll note those first two links are from CNN and BBC; both reasonable pieces but also lacking much positive detail. After the first press conference and after the questions at the Trump/May meet this week the BBC especially needs to stop being a 'wet protester', a mouthpiece for protest groups. By all means be neutral (it's in your Charter FFS) but cut the emotive partisan shite and start reporting the news without the obvious hostility.

What we are seeing is simply unheard of, anywhere, EVER. And it is so good to watch. I am just back from Mexico and even there the reaction isn't what you'd expect: they understand Trump is defending his own, and 'shokeando' for the best deal. Many Obama mistakes are being righted, many sneaky last minute actions stopped. Obviously there are dozens of Executive orders.  The great meeting with Theresa May ("A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world") was really the icing on the cake from a UK perspective.

The current crowing that various judges have stepped in this weekend due to issues arising from Trump's immigration/refugee (Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements [LINK], "This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations") changes (from BBC: "His executive order halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.") fails to grasp that this is EXACTLY what should happen.  If you were mid flight when the order became effective or if you have legal residency etc then of course they are exceptions. Same as the rigorous vetting of asylum seekers etc. It is what should have always happened. So many 'red-flags' being triggered in record numbers entering the country calls for 'extreme vetting'. Also, from Chris Kyle's Iraqi translator: "ISIS's strongholds are in Iraq and Syria. We all know what they want to do to Americans"' it's not racist or a 'Muslim ban'. Last night in a CNN interview the lady interviewer was repeatedly trying to get the government spokesman to answer "How many Syrian refugees have caused terrorism in the USA?"...I was screaming at the TV: what a dumb question: 'Why look for traffic when you cross the road? You haven't been hit by a lorry before'...Even some of his mates (Piers Morgan) only partly get it.

The bust is back: Action this day!

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