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Old 6th June 2019, 07:46 AM   #241
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Originally Posted by Safe-Keeper View Post
"Donny managed to get through a whole dinner party without a tantrum, and he didn't pee in the closet or try to strangle the cat this time!"
Little Donnie: "glowing reviews!!!"
Personally, I think that should be “wasn’t photographed peeing in the closet or trying to strangle the cat this time!"

Little Donnie: "glowing reviews!!!"
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Old 6th June 2019, 10:13 AM   #242
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
That's an ellipsis.
I used to ellipsis before I got my teeth straightened.
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Old 6th June 2019, 04:13 PM   #243
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
That's an ellipsis.

Yes. And it can indicate (typographically) a pause.

Which seems appropriate after a "full stop".

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Old 6th June 2019, 05:19 PM   #244
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It has just occurred to me that "Donald Trumps in London" would have been an awesome title for this thread.

Hmmm. If he trumps in a vaccum, is there a propulsive effect?
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Old 6th June 2019, 05:39 PM   #245
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What about Trump to Varadkar (Irish PM) today: You have the same trouble with your border as us.
Indeed. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Old 6th June 2019, 06:32 PM   #246
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Wait. Mexicans, Hondurans, and Guatemalans are illegally crossing over the Irish border?
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Old 6th June 2019, 06:34 PM   #247
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Wait. Mexicans, Hondurans, and Guatemalans are illegally crossing over the Irish border?

As refugees from Northern Ireland, I guess.
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Old 6th June 2019, 06:40 PM   #248
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
As refugees from Northern Ireland, I guess.
Looking for work at the Trump golf resort in Doonbeg?
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Old 7th June 2019, 07:55 AM   #249
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Hmmm. If he trumps in a vaccum, is there a propulsive effect?
Trumps can't work in a vacuum.
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Old 7th June 2019, 08:14 AM   #250
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Didn't it come out a few years back that the queen subsists entirely upon mixed nuts placed in bowls in every room of the palace? It wasn't specifically said the bowls were placed directly on the floor but I'm certain they are.
That was Victoria. If the bowls were placed on the floor these days the corgis would eat all the nuts.
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Old 13th June 2019, 09:15 AM   #251
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BBC News: Sajid Javid - Exclusion from Trump state banquet 'odd'

"Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said his exclusion from the state banquet held for the US President was "odd".

Several other ministers, including Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, attended the event earlier this month.

Mr Javid criticised Donald Trump when he shared tweets from far-right group Britain First in 2017.

The PM's spokesman said places were limited and it was not appropriate to comment about who asked to attend.

"A large number of ministers who requested to attend who were not able to do so," he said.

The spokesman added: "The prime minister is proud to have appointed Sajid Javid as the country's first Muslim home secretary.""

Technically speaks that's "Muslim-background," as Javid is non-practising.
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Old 13th June 2019, 11:23 AM   #252
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BBC News: Sajid Javid - Exclusion from Trump state banquet 'odd'

"Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said his exclusion from the state banquet held for the US President was "odd".

Several other ministers, including Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, attended the event earlier this month.

Mr Javid criticised Donald Trump when he shared tweets from far-right group Britain First in 2017.

The PM's spokesman said places were limited and it was not appropriate to comment about who asked to attend.

"A large number of ministers who requested to attend who were not able to do so," he said.

The spokesman added: "The prime minister is proud to have appointed Sajid Javid as the country's first Muslim home secretary.""

Technically speaks that's "Muslim-background," as Javid is non-practising.
For people not aware of our system of government: the prime minister is the top person. The Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are the three most senior people under the the PM. Gove should have been below Javid in the pecking order.
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Old 13th June 2019, 11:54 AM   #253
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For people not aware of our system of government: the prime minister is the top person. The Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are the three most senior people under the the PM. Gove should have been below Javid in the pecking order.
Having seen the Brexit comedy unfold, I can actually imagine a plurality of Brits demanding the UK sever all ties with the US over this snub.
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Old 13th June 2019, 12:15 PM   #254
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Not just thePrince of whales, Trump talks with the Duke of Ducks, Earl of Eels and Duchess of Dolphins
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Old 13th June 2019, 12:39 PM   #255
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Ken White's new moniker is PrinceOfWhalesHat.
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Old 13th June 2019, 03:46 PM   #256
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Having seen the Brexit comedy unfold, I can actually imagine a plurality of Brits demanding the UK sever all ties with the US over this snub.
That's a non-sequitur of epic proportions. In the realm of anti-sequitur, frankly.
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Old 13th June 2019, 03:57 PM   #257
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
That's a non-sequitur of epic proportions. In the realm of anti-sequitur, frankly.
I don't understand. It is a snub, yes?
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I don't understand. It is a snub, yes?
Nah. Theresa May didn't go to one once. There was definitely an Arab gentleman in Saudi Arabian garb sitting quite near Trump so the claim 'Muslims were not invited', is not substantiated.
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Old 13th June 2019, 04:09 PM   #260
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Nah. Theresa May didn't go to one once. There was definitely an Arab gentleman in Saudi Arabian garb sitting quite near Trump so the claim 'Muslims were not invited', is not substantiated.
This is sounding more and more like someone has figured out how to be even more childish and petty than Trump himself.

Good job, UK government. Good job.
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For people not aware of our system of government: the prime minister is the top person. The Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer are the three most senior people under the the PM. Gove should have been below Javid in the pecking order.
Thre's a logic to the Home Secretary not being automatically involved in a diplomatic (implicitly not-Home ) engagement. The "pecking order" of which you speak only applies at home, close enough to draw blood.
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I don't understand. It is a snub, yes?
It's further from complimentary than anything you'll ever fathom.
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
It's further from complimentary than anything you'll ever fathom.
I've seen fuelair's sado-sexual and coprophagic political revenge fantasies. This dinner arrangement doesn't begin to plumb the depths of what I can fathom.

Do you want to reel your hyperbole back to something reasonably adjacent to a sane assessment of what actually happened?
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Thre's a logic to the Home Secretary not being automatically involved in a diplomatic (implicitly not-Home ) engagement. The "pecking order" of which you speak only applies at home, close enough to draw blood.
The reported experiences of past Home Secretaries disputes this.
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The reported experiences of past Home Secretaries disputes this.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...anquet-was-odd
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A Downing Street source said there was a “fixed list” of people who must attend state banquets, including the prime minister, chancellor and foreign secretary, and there were in total eight slots available for Trump. The source pointed out May, when home secretary at the time of Barack Obama’s 2011 state visit, did not attend his banquet.
So the Home Secretary is not automatically invited. The Foreign Secretary is, of course.
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I don't understand. It is a snub, yes?
But not by Donald Trump. Theresa May would have had ultimate authority on the guest list.
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Sure, just serve vegetables. No way is he going to touch mushy peas...
Woulda been more fun had the Queen used her spoon to dip into a dish of mushy peas and then catapulted them at trumpf !!!!!
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No red carpet for DT as he stepped off the plane. A subtle hint perhaps?
A brown carpet aged in an outhouse would certainly be quite appropriate!!!
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