izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (echelon)
Been a strange week in Dursleyville. Lurked around the lair on my days off because it was too grey and rainy to do much else. Then there is a bit of decluttering and sorting to do to make the place look reasonably respectable for when the Izzie sister visits in a couple of weeks from now.
Thinking of her, could not help but be reminded of July 2014 when she came to visit. They had a choice of coming over here together or taking separate flights one week apart so that her husband wouldn’t use up so much of his annual leave. In the end, they chose to take the first flight and all come together which was just as well because the one they did not take never did make it to Kuala Lumpur and ended up in pieces somewhere in the Ukraine.

Of course for many people who took the flight on 17th July, there were also some who had been toying with a different date. The saddest case was the family where the parents stayed in Amsterdam for an extra week and the three children and their grandfather came back early so that they would be back for the new school term. They never did make it.

I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for their surviving relatives to be watching the drama going on in Hamburg at the moment so close to the anniversary.
For me it is a giant stage where the players strut and do their stuff all in the pursuit of power, but for the Maslin family like the other 250 or so people on that flight, it is personal

Then there are other reasons for being curious about this particular G20 summit. Many years ago I was living on the outskirts of Hamburg as a sad house elf enslaved to a vile creature who I called Heil Hilde. A blond blue eyed Aryan bitch of bitches with an uncanny resemblance to one KerryAnne Conway and with an equally loose relationship with reality

But any grand plans of being glued to the screen to try figure out where the conferences are being held or to recognize landmarks or watch the hordes of zombies was quickly dashed by a very cranky, slow and sluggish Big Mac
This computer would now be regarded by the puffed up little popinjays in the Apple Store as ‘vintage’ as I got it in late 2009. Positively ancient.
It is very erratic and unpredictable. Some days things go smoothly and other times there are just endless spinning beachballs and it is a struggle to do anything. Typing feels like the keyboard is dripping in treacle as the time between hitting the letters and seeing them appear on the screen gets longer and longer until there is simply no point.
Tonight was one such night.

So I just had to go without. Because if Izzie wants pictures, it’s a poky little tweet stone phone, the Big Mac or nothing. Unlike most folks, there is no television in the house so all news and gossip has to be gotten online or from the radio
Did catch that the slimy Saudi Arabians trumped the Donald by snaffling the hotel room he wanted. That’s Schadenfreude on steroids. At least Merkel will not let him build one of his infernal towers in any German city. Some people at least still have standards

Dodgy Dinner guests at G20

Found the motherlode of crazy creepy political cartoons and it has been so annoying trying to share them on Twitter. Maybe just as well. Because if Don the Con could see all the vile ‘picture in the attic’ portraits that David Rowe does of him, he would not hesitate to nuke Australia back to the stone age
Especially since we have also been taking the piss with the Confessions of a CNN reporter

So much sleaze and such a struggle to share it

Must be off now. Got to get the latest gossip on Donald Trump’s performance appraisal
Let’s hope there are TAPES
izmeina: (circle serpent)
A state election, tons of Dodgy Donald morsels and the untimely death of one of my favorite political cartoonists last Friday are just some of the things that happened this week.Izzie had plenty to say about all of them but didn't.




When it takes more than 40 minutes to wade past piles of spinning beach balls to post a link to one cartoon, it's hardly surprising that the serpent has no great desire to come here squiggling anymore.

So when you don't see me leaving the occasional calling card on a comments page or taking a week to reply to an email, it's not that I'm being antisocial or a snooty stuck up snob. And it is certainly not the Silent Treatment. Simply a rather rotten Apple that leaves a sour taste most times I ever get tempted to go near it.

There's always the itsie bitsie twitter phone but that's about all it's good for. After being so used to touch typing on a proper keyboard and cutting and pasting all sorts of crazy cartoons, hunting and pecking on a tiny touch screen is just too much drama.

So will likely remain in lurker mode most of the time in the near future.
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It is a sick and twisted addiction. The serpent's journal has turned into one giant Trumpfest. Sad. Very sad.

China’s view of the world over the past two decades has been fundamentally benign, having grown to wealth and power in that period. Putin, by contrast, believes that the end of Soviet communism in 1989 was the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” and that Russia has been humiliated ever since. His goal appears to be to overturn the U.S.-created international order, even if this means chaos.

It wasn't that long ago that some sad and pathetic little soldier got injured in the trenches of World War 1, returned home with his war injuries and spent years brooding about the humiliation of the Armistice, the reparations and the stab in the back by a bunch of treacherous communists (revolution was breaking out all over the country) and vowed revenge for this humiliation. We all know how that ended.


Dying Superpower pity parties are scary beasts indeed and when they are organized by a smart bastard like Putin with a giant chip on his shoulder then you can be sure that a whole bunch of minions are going to get drunk and very disorderly and it will all end in tears.

Now he's got himself a wannabee smart arse who also has delusions of grandeur and an inflated sense of his own importance but without the brains, the steady hand and big picture view or self discipline that would provide a possible future threat to his own place at the top of the pecking order.

Here's hoping that the Electors are paying very close attention. But maybe on second thoughts it would be a shame to get such good seats to watch the train wreck only to have the show cancelled at the very last minute.
izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (snoops)


It is a sick and twisted addiction. The serpent's journal has turned into one giant Trumpfest. Sad. Very sad.

China’s view of the world over the past two decades has been fundamentally benign, having grown to wealth and power in that period. Putin, by contrast, believes that the end of Soviet communism in 1989 was the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” and that Russia has been humiliated ever since. His goal appears to be to overturn the U.S.-created international order, even if this means chaos.

It wasn't that long ago that some sad and pathetic little soldier got injured in the trenches of World War 1, returned home with his war injuries and spent years brooding about the humiliation of the Armistice, the reparations and the stab in the back by a bunch of treacherous communists (revolution was breaking out all over the country) and vowed revenge for this humiliation. We all know how that ended.


Dying Superpower pity parties are scary beasts indeed and when they are organized by a smart bastard like Putin with a giant chip on his shoulder then you can be sure that a whole bunch of minions are going to get drunk and very disorderly and it will all end in tears.

Now he's got himself a wannabee smart arse who also has delusions of grandeur and an inflated sense of his own importance but without the brains, the steady hand and big picture view or self discipline that would provide a possible future threat to his own place at the top of the pecking order.

Here's hoping that the Electors are paying very close attention. But maybe on second thoughts it would be a shame to get such good seats to watch the train wreck only to have the show cancelled at the very last minute.

Deja Vu

Nov. 13th, 2016 10:00 pm
izmeina: (Default)
Karma is a bitch



If Only......

Deja Vu

Nov. 13th, 2016 10:00 pm
izmeina: Strange Spiral Clock (Spiral)
Karma is a bitch



If Only......
izmeina: (Default)
The party is nearly over. Either the Donald will soon fade away into oblivion after endless hissy fits or reality will become uncannily like a Stephen King novel. The Dead Zone comes to mind but with the alternative ending.

Hell's Bells )

On first appearances, the Trumpet has offended just about everyone in the country and the number are most definitely not in his favour. But the Donald's minions are so much more motivated than Hillary's and since they don't have compulsory voting in the USA, demography isn't destiny and it is hard to know which way the wind will blow.


If Mr Porkie loses Izzie will be sort of sad to see the end to the veritable feast of cartoon goodness.

Donald Trump is extremely inspiring but for all the wrong reasons.

Gods and Idols

It's going to be a fascinating day watching the numbers roll in over here on the other side of the planet.
We should know by 6pm local time tomorrow.

PS Such a pity that both candidates are such a pair of devils. It has been most entertaining for the impartial martians on the other side of the world but it's not like it's just some neverending reality television show or Game of Thrones.

Bernie Saunders or the present Pope Francis running as candidates would have made the race much more fun and maybe even more civilized. Who knows - policies might even have got a mention.
izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (conspiracy)
The party is nearly over. Either the Donald will soon fade away into oblivion after endless hissy fits or reality will become uncannily like a Stephen King novel. The Dead Zone comes to mind but with the alternative ending.

Hell's Bells )

On first appearances, the Trumpet has offended just about everyone in the country and the number are most definitely not in his favour. But the Donald's minions are so much more motivated than Hillary's and since they don't have compulsory voting in the USA, demography isn't destiny and it is hard to know which way the wind will blow.


If Mr Porkie loses Izzie will be sort of sad to see the end to the veritable feast of cartoon goodness.

Donald Trump is extremely inspiring but for all the wrong reasons.

Gods and Idols

It's going to be a fascinating day watching the numbers roll in over here on the other side of the planet.
We should know by 6pm local time tomorrow.

PS Such a pity that both candidates are such a pair of devils. It has been most entertaining for the impartial martians on the other side of the world but it's not like it's just some neverending reality television show or Game of Thrones.

Bernie Saunders or the present Pope Francis running as candidates would have made the race much more fun and maybe even more civilized. Who knows - policies might even have got a mention.

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