Thursday, 5 May 2016

" Style " Over Substance


The Memorial Hall is presently open for voters to have their say in the " Super Thursday" elections. Mary and I will pop along shortly to have." Our " say.
I think it's vital that we all put our X in the box.
With some horror and a huge amount of disbelief , I have witnessed the success of Donald Trump in the race for the White House. He is a shouting buffoon of a man, a bully, in that simple big bellied, hand on hips, small Town way and to us Brits, who only have the benefit of six minute news outlines read out by Fiona Bruce in a nice frock, he looks overblown and crass.
Of course, I am not privy to the nuances of the Presidential Race. I am not reallly arsed researching it either; but to me a statesman has to be statesmanlike. Plain and simple.
Boris Johnson take note.
Buffoons and shouters need not apply.

Where is Henry Fonda when you need him.!


Anyhow , today looks like another lovely day. Winnie is still not 100% despite her adrenaline filled walk to the kitchen last night, and is lying weakly on the couch like Blanche DuBois. The geese are all crammed into a freshly filled lurid purple paddling pool and are noisily washing each other's necks   and Mary is nowhere to be seen.
I know exactly were she is .
Every morning she can be found in the back yard, propped up against the garden shed , sunbathing.


  

91 comments:

  1. Winnie needs only a lace handkerchief and a bottle of smelling salts to complete her image as a southern belle.

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  2. Isn't Fiona a delight. We only know her here from Antiques Roadshow. Trumpet is not a delight but in a perverse way, I would not mind if he was elected and brought to heel by the US public service and practicalities. Just wait of the quote for the Mexican wall comes in. He will realise that he will have to give foreign aid to Mexico for them to pay for the wall.

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    1. She's a safe pair of hands

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  3. I cannot help but think if Donald Trump is the best they can do . . . well they deserve him. Mary looks so cosy and relaxed, I would love to know what went on in the kitchen while you were out. Pamper Winnie I have a feeling she was trying to stop Mary doing something naughty and came off the worse for it all. Mary will settle down, I prefer dogs and cats to puppies and kittens. Love Andie xxx

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    1. You're right, Andie - I think she was trying to stop Mary, too.

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  4. I am truly embarrassed to be an American right now. 1/2 of all Republicans seem to settle for him over Cruse, but that means 1/2 don't and I can't imagine any of the Democrats voting for him in the general election. His actual followers probably number about 1/4 th of the country.This isn't "Real Housewives of Wash.D.C.".... wake up America!

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    1. RAMEN, GIRL! HILLARY 2016!

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    2. After the disaster that is the present administration even a pile of cat shit would get my vote.

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    3. An unfortunate attitude and lack of respect for the office of the Presidency. Even if you don't like the man, you should respect the office and not air your lack of respect before the world stage.

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  5. As Jan says, a huge number of Republicans object to Trump but apparently they're powerless to do anything about him. The bookies have Hillary a cert to win the Presidency. It seems women are going off Trump in droves after all his misogynistic blurtings.

    Get well soon, Winnie!

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  6. An American speaking here . . .
    I go with your thought John . . .
    A "statesman" certainly he is not . . .
    And he doesn't care what anyone thinks . . .
    He is just going to keep on "puffing!"
    Dreadful division existing in our land . . .

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    1. Can anyone imagine him taking tea with the Queen?
      Not me, certainly!

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  7. As a US citizen, I am heartily sorry for Trump's candidacy. I thought George W was the most embarrassing and worst leader I'd see in my lifetime, but it's possible I was wrong. We should have stayed a colony!!

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    1. Don't know about the colony bit, lol, but the trump candidacy is truly embarrassing.

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  8. Trump is a fool and his supporters should be embarrassed.

    Winnie as Blanche Dubois made me smile.

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  9. I'll be a nervous wreck until the election in November. If that idiot becomes my president I don't know how I'll accept it.

    Mary is a sweet thing, and Winnie continues to ail poor girl. Hope she gets lots of treats to encourage recovery.

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  10. we call him "the rump" over here cause he speaks from his arse! he is no leader, just a fat bully with fake hair and a fake smile. intelligent people KNOW hillary clinton is going to be the next POTUS.

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  11. The majority of Americans can't believe that Trump will be a nominee. The media promoted him by making him the major story on the news every day for the past ten months and only gave the other candidates a smidgen of press. People watched because they could not believe what he was saying and the TV stations made more money from their advertisers. And now, look what those profits got us. It is all so frightening and very depressing.

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  12. You are watching with horror! Think of us here in the US. Is there room for all of us in Wales?
    Cheers

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  13. I'd vote Mary for President!! Gentle, goodhearted and relaxed. Today we celebrated Christs ascending to the heavens, starting with 15 minutes of churchbells and 15 with a 19 yearold trumpeter, playing Chorals from the churchtower.
    Sun shone brightly from the deep blue sky and Donald Trump seemed very very distant. He does worry me, what will the future have in store with him in the White house?? Will he keep frying bacon on his gunpipe every saturday morning?? May God give him a kind of welsh terrier personality, then he might pass.

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  14. Stretch in the sun looks like a wonderful way to spend the morning. American politics - can I reverse immigrate? My grandmother didn't become a US citizen until after I was born?

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  15. Well, let's be honest it's the fault of having a Presidential system. If the US had a monachy like us, the individuals could still vote for - generally - the party of their choice and the larger/largest side gets to choose a leader. No way would Trump be the Leader of the Republicans who are elected. Mind you we still ended up with Corbyn, but he would never be Prime Minister. IMHO

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    1. It used to be said, every time there was a call to rid the UK of the Monarchy, that you only had to look across the Atlantic to see the alternative....

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    2. That's a very sad fact..

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  16. im afraid Yes Minister enlightened me to government , so it really doesnt matter whos the figurehead in front of the cameras . The back room staff will handle Trump quite easily

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    1. So true, I had a career staffer tell me, go ahead and get congress to change the law, if we don't want the program to happen, it won't happen.

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  17. So many of us here in the states are equally horrified at Trump's success. Imagining that meglomaniac in the White House has some of us thinking Canada is looking pretty good to us right now....

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  18. As an American, I too, am heartily ashamed of these past few months. The thought of a Trump presidency is frightening. What's worse are the people voting for him.

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  19. How embarrassing if this man would actually become president. God save us if that happens. Where have all the good men gone? If you have enough money you can buy anything....

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  20. When I was a nipper mum used to ask, have you had a trump, when I came out of the toilet. Fancy having a surname that's a also a lump of poo ;o)

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    1. I'm supposed to go and vote for a new police boss today. I haven't a clue who the candidates are, should I not bother, or go anyway and say eeny meeny miny mo.

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    2. It was a fart when I was young!

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    3. Meanqueen ... I wonder, do we hail from the same part of the UK? (my parents were Lancastrian, but 'trump' to them meant to fart rather than pooh. He can't help his surname, but he doesn't have to live up to it!
      Margaret P

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    4. PS Sorry, I should've said "live down to his surname"!
      Margaret P

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  21. The implications to the whole world if Trump gets in don't bear thinking about. Trump with his chubby little finger on the nuclear button ye gods!

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  22. Heaven help the world if Trump was elected; even I would vote for La Clintone if I were able!

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  23. Heaven help the world if Trump was elected; even I would vote for La Clintone if I were able!

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    1. Bingo! I think Trump is the American establishment's stalking horse. He's making the first female president a viable option for a nation who would maybe have a hard time imagining such a thing....

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    2. Interesting take wanda old gal

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  24. I cannot see Mr. Trump becoming president, but I am an optimist. On a similar theme as other commentators, in our house a trump is a fart..says it all really!Just popping out into my sunny garden to 'do a Mary' x

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  25. God, defend us all, if that imbecile is elected. Come on USA - think!!

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  26. Donald Trump IS overblown and crass -- you're right about that. I still maintain that he cannot win.

    If Mary is anything like Olga, she's a bit overwhelmed by this sunny weather!

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  27. Trump vs Clinton - we are SO screwed! We need someone to pop out of the woodwork SOON!

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    1. Ive found the American perspective on all this interesting

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  28. What terrible choices we've had for President this election year...But honestly it always seems to be that way for me...The best i can do is pick the lesser of the evils...But they sure are making it hard this year...

    I agree alot with what Trump has to say ... just not necessarily the WAY he says it... I'll take Hillary over Bernie Sanders any day... And when it comes down to it i might just take Hillary over Trump... I don't like either one but Hillary just might be the saner choice... I'm disappointed that she might be the one to represent our first woman president... but honestly i didn't see any other woman stepping up that i would want either... I wasn't happy with our first black president either.... but hey when all they do is give you lemons , all you can do is make lemonade... Hugs! deb

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    1. Nothing to do with color, O was a bad president. Hillary will be the same or worse. Witness America dying...

      Who will win? God help us all!!!

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    2. Gail I agree, O is a lousy president and Hilary would continue his policies.

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  29. We're using the same picture of drumpf, for a second thought I was on my blog.....

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  30. The world may be going to hell anyway, but if that wig-toting wanker Trump makes it into the White House we'll get there considerably quicker.

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  31. Winnie for President!

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    1. She'd make a crap president she sulks too much

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  32. I'm still trying to decide between Hillary and Bernie. I can't be bothered with Trump.

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    1. Kirk, hasn't your state voted yet ?
      I voted for Bernie over the liar Hillary (but she won my state anyways) who is really just transformed into Bubba Bill with her/his hand out for the so called Clinton Foundation. They have racked in millions and millions from the oil rich nations.
      It is so bad here in America, but that is what you get when congress does not listens to what is left of the over taxed middle class.
      I don't want to vote for Trump or Benghazi Hillary. I would vote for Bernie. Maybe we should start a write in vote.

      Love the photos of Mary, what a sweetie. She found the best spot.

      cheers, parsnip

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    2. You got me, parsnip. My state has voted. I'm really just talking about which candidate I should have a rooting interest (as if that has any effect.) More to the point, it bothers me some that this election is portrayed overseas (and it's the fault of our media as much, maybe more, than theirs) as solely about Trump, as if what's going on in the Democratic party doesn't matter. I think it does! I'm much closer to Bernie in my views than Hillary. But I wonder if a man who not to long ago called himself a socialist, a word that every red-blooded American is taught to despise from birth up until they start receiving their first Social Security checks, won't be putty in the rabid Trump's hands. Just watch Trump compare Bernie to Stalin if he gets the nomination. Then again, as the first woman Presidential nominee, God knows what Trump will say about Hillary. My guess is we'll see just how many euphemistic synonyms for male genitalia there really are. Whatever happens, it going to be an interesting time in American politics, if not American standards of decency.

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  33. As an American, I am humiliated that Trump is the best the Republicans could come up with. It bespeaks of a rampant corruption of the spirit. On the good news side of it, the doors are wide open for Bernie Sanders! If Trump actually makes it to presidency, I believe my husband and I will be leaving the states.

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    1. as another American, I am sickened by Trump, he scares the bejeesus out of me, and I'm still in Bernie Sanders corner.

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  34. As an American I am embarrassed and horrified that this person may be elected to the highest office of our land. I am embarrassed & horrified that there are that many like-minded people in my country! I do NOT choose to have him represent me to the world! Buffoon. Idiot. Racist, misogynist, xenophobe, liar, braggart, hate-mongering, fear-mongering... most UNstatesmanlike person ever born. (or found under a rock).
    Thanks, I needed that rant.

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    1. I think everyone agrees with you Indigo, but what about his bad points.....???

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    2. I'm so on board with you, Indigo. And I think you were even holding back some. If you thought other countries denigrated the USA before, imagine with that hateful, torture-advocating etc etc landed in the White House. Yep, Canada - here we come. Better start setting up refugee camps... *sigh*

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    3. Perhaps he is kind to his mother?

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  35. Indigo Dragonfly has echoed my thoughts and feelings. I may be leaving the country if he is elected...

    I do however vote for Mary as the possible instigator of whatever happened to Winnie - Good vibes being sent from my corner of the US for her.

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  36. Oh, the Washington D.C. follies. Yes, we smart Americans try not to think about it, since any moron with millions can run. (I can't understand why people with everything seem to need attention so badly.) It's just sad the way bigoted dumbasses want to elect only bigoted dumbasses, rather than the best and brightest or the kindest and most decent. Or statesmen. This damn place is overrun with bigoted dumbasses. Heaven save us, Mrs. Davis.

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    1. Lets hope common sense will prevail

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  37. "a shouting buffoon of a man, a bully, in that simple big bellied, hand on hips, small Town way... overblown and crass" Be assured Fiona is doing a good job on that one.

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  38. That picture of Mary is gorgeous....and FB gets on my tits...I'm sick of seeing her on the tv......I'm not going to comment on Trump - too depressing.

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  39. Mary reminds me of my yorkie Mollie she will lie in the sun untl she can't breath if you let her. She even moves around the kitchen to where the sun falls. Trump is like his name a fart. !

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  40. I agree with you entirely, he is NO statesman, his election campaigning is making a mockery of good decent Americans.

    If he gets into the White House, it's not just the EU we should be cutting ties with !!

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  41. Mary is getting so much bigger! What a sweet picture of her.

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  42. I love that photo of Mary, a reassuring sight in this mad world.

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    1. Welsh terriers love to lean on things

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    2. What a sweet foible to have.

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  43. Sheesh, I think we should stay clear of politics. I'm not American, and no fine line divides our country and so I fear what is to come. To call someone out as worse than cat shit is down right mean. Just my humble two cents worth.

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    1. Emotions run high when worries about how a country is to be run surface me thinks x

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  44. Donald and Boris- separated at birth? What a pair of numptys.

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  45. If you put four wheels and a handle on Mary she'd make a lovely 'walk along' toy for a little person! X

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    1. Tthats the very reason we started with welsh terriers, Mary is our fourth

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  46. Guy is crazy, treated locals horrendously when he built golf course in Scotland!.we hate Donald Trump here!.if that is what Americans wan,t and what they believe, we need to cut all ties with America NOW.
    He is a dark ages version of hitler, crazy nut job,!.

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  47. i don't care what the fart is about, i can't stand the orange face and white eyes and mouth. what the hell is going on there? a tanning bed? spray on tanning?

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  48. We have our own version of Trump here in Oz ....Clive Palmer. Foolish people voted him in but the spotlight eventually brought him down before he could do too much damage.

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  49. Goodness that photo of Mary melts my heart! I thought this was a very interesting take on the Trump phenomenon. (As a mostly-lefty Aussie who sees no appeal in him either.) http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/donald-trump-and-politics-of-resentment.html

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  50. I for one can't believe whats going on across the border, is this the best that the USA has to offer it's all downhill from here. Common sense has gone out the window. Trump wants to build a wall between the states and Mexico. Perhaps we can build a wall here in Canada to keep the crazy red necks out. How would Trump feel about that.
    Any way said in jest most of the Americans I have met are lovely people.

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  51. Trump is a prick and a pompous ass (hole). Obama was the best president he was allowed to be by the Republican Congress. They openly stated that they would stonewall anything and everything he tried to do. Trump is an ignorant bully, can my fellow Americans imagine him at a foreign diplomatic conference? Is he going to take his stinking shoes off and bang them on the table? Good Lord! He is a putrid, stinking son of a bitch. I hope someone shoots him before November. If he gets elected I'm going to move to the UK.

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  52. It was lovely to scroll down from the blimp to see dear Mary sunning herself against the fence. Blessx

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  53. Ah just look at sweet Mary, so cute and so fluffy and as all girls should be a bit naughty!

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  54. To think that Trump made it to 'Going Gently' is simply distressing.....'over hear' they say that his popularity and success was made possible by the mainstream media attention that was given him in the beginning and continues now to do so.
    I am not a Hillary fan but I am happy she will win this. No worries about HIM getting in....believe it or not, there are more smart people over here than otherwise.

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  55. The thought of Kim Jong-un's and Donald Trump's fat little fingers poised over atomic warfare buttons is truly frightening! Psychologically they are twins!

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  56. Great photo of Mary. What is it with terriers and sunbathing?!

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