Vanity, be thy downfall…..”

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Saw my friend Sue last week.  Her opening words to me were “ when I read some of the things you write or believe, I wonder why I like you!”  Praise indeed and I duly thanked her!

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Sue is the one with the red coat and matching hair.  She would never wear ( true) Blue!

 

Sue is the Ying to my Yang and a good balance for my opinions. She is also a good listener and I cant tell when she switches off from one of my ” I Love Trump” Campaigns.  She is also a jolly good egg and wonderful company.  If I am more right wing than Genghis Khan, then she is so far left, she makes Polly Toynbee look like she is a handmaiden for Putin…well you get my drift. On paper Sue and I have nothing in common.  I make a comment and she raises her eyebrows.  Sue, however, being a lady of very strong views, albeit slightly mis-guided most the time, (!)  is dealing with my eccentricities ( as she calls them) in the only way she knows and moving to Unst in the Shetland Isles.  I have to ask….” was it something I said?”

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Stunning for sure, but did you have to go this far away?

 

 

Yes you can imagine that she is another one of the many millions who didn’t want to leave EU and didn’t think Trump should get in. Out of all of the people I am in contact with, I have yet to meet anyone who said they would vote for Trump!  In which case, the result MUST have been rigged.     US-VOTE-ELECTION

Also I haven’t met anyone who actually liked our Hillary.  Indeed, we do live in strange times.   So anyway, Sue’s feelings about my views, takes me very neatly on to the Trump/Farage saga ( and don’t worry I am not doing politics all the way through) It would appear, if I may make myself so bold, that the current Government have still not learnt a single thing!

My good Blogging mate, Hariod Brawn ( https://contentedness.net/) points me to a very interesting revolution that is going on quietly with the common man. Its a fascinating subject and I thank him for drawing my attention to it. But it is also a case of ” we are all doomed Mr Mainwaring!”   He is another who sucks his teeth when I make these random comments because H is a gentle man with a gentle cause.   Do try to find time to watch this though and thank you Hariod!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p04b183c/adam-curtis-hypernormalisation

I have watched a lot of this debate and really do concur.  Politicians, especially what I would call the “Chinless Wonder Set”  really do need to WAKE UP!  If Brexit was a call to arms, then they should have got ready and noted this.  However it would appear that they felt it was more a ” hold your course and steady as you go” even if with a new Captain at the helm.

So,I am taking the rather pragmatic view that Trump can run a business (or three) and whilst some of you ( okay, all of you from what I can make out) don’t think he is an ideal businessman and so by default not an ideal President, you really do need to change your mind set and hold on tight.  THINGS NEED TO CHANGE and that is the word on the street, otherwise why would Hillary have lost??  Oh and please do keep quiet in the “three and halfpennies” and stop banging on about the Electoral College Vote) and why did Brexit happen?  You lost and we need to move along now.   It’s going to a Russian Uprising all over again.

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Come out of your Ivory Tower and listen to the People

Whilst I ” love” Boris and know he is an extremely intelligent man he is still one of the Establishment and whilst Teresa May thinks she has made the swift hop from Grammar School girl to Inner Circle Tottie, I can tell you that, in reality, it never happens.  People don’t just hop over invisible class boundaries. You are there by birth, not achievements!

 

She needs to listen to what is happening out there. Sadly, the fame seems to have gone to her head.  Reality Check please !! If America is a business and we are looking for a way in then we need to get that elite invitation via a Third party.  Isn’t that the usual business way of doing deals?  You want an introduction, so you network.  Trump is saying loud and clear that the “Third Party Introduction” Britain is looking for is Farage.  And yes to strike an odious pun, currently Trump does hold the Trump Card.

Okay, so” we” don’t like it and most definitely Government doesn’t like it.  But if we carry on this way then I see a reoccurrence of Maria Antoinette and the “ let us eat cake” sketch.  And yes, we are gonna starve….

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Teresa May – anyone can lose their head or their job!

 

Sometimes, whether we like it or not we have to give in to what is going to be the easiest option for the best result.  There isn’t a lot else on the table and we are starting to believe some sort of media copy that we can be Great again.  Well, yes, I daresay we can but to do that you need to cut both your losses and your pride but still keep your head!  If we don’t give in , in the short term to Trump ” suggesting” Farage gets a place, then we can go and sit on the naughty step and watch other trade deals being made around us. We will be punished.

Now before some of you Liberals get all excited and say we have to stand up to Bullies and not let him rule us, then what is the option in both the short and long term? Being sanctimonious wont help the JAMS….. Pride will surely be their downfall and when we end up with nothing, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. Pride and Vanity make very lonely bed fellows.

It doesn’t matter whether you like Trump or not.  Its a simple question of economics.  He has what we want and need.  There is no entitlement to this.  If we want it, we have to go and get it and accept some of it on his terms.  If we want to play schoolboy games and sulks and thereby keep Farage out of negotiations, then I fear we may well be towards the back of the queue when it comes to Trade.  And whilst a long weekend at Buckingham Palace, (hopefully after the horrendously expensive restorations have been completed) will be offered, believe you me, I don’t think its gonna be a deal breaker. And we can pout, pirouette and stamp our feet all we like, if you want to play with the big boys, then we really do need to ” grow a pair!”

Time for a quick Joke and to lighten the mood.   

  Trump went to stay at Buckingham Palace and walking through the corridors with The Queen he said to her, ” Well, Liz I have to say you make a good job of keeping this place clean and tidy”

To which the Queen replied in that wonderfully posh voice and you should imagine her reply as such ” Well, one (Juan) does what one ( Juan) can”

” That’s just great Liz.  Shame you are employing Mexicans though!!                      ( Get it? )

Wake up Britain.  For far too long we have been liberal with this and liberal with that and suddenly its not cool to be liberal, but it is cool to eat; work and have a fairly recognised standard of living… or not.  Go and be proud outside Parliament Square and see where it gets you.

On a very simpler term, it’s used in business every day.  Networking! However much you hate it, it is a valuable tool.  When I think about doing business with a new Company, I ask my existing ones if they know of them.  When I want an introduction, I see who can do it.  And when I need to swallow my pride ( so very hard for ME to do ) then I will if it gets what I want.  A signature on a contract.  This way, I look on it more of a success than a failure.  Hollow victories throughout the world are made by cutting noses off to spite faces.   Our Government was definitely hacked off that the local, and somewhat uncouth, kid on the block made it to Trump before them.  He cut corners; he holds the ace card.  Rather than making it personal ( and My God how they have done that) why cant they see that he is British and negotiating a very fast entry admission ticket to the Trump Table.  I think it would rather “cock a snook” at the EU and Obama, who snidely said that if we leave EU, we will be at the back of the queue negotiating trade deals with the US!  ( Of course that was when he was confident Hillary will be the heir apparent)   Putting Farage in the Hot Seat with Trump would just send the right ( F.U.) message to the EU that they were wrong and more importantly, it would show that leaving the EU was totally the right thing to do for all the Brexit UK Doubters.

So for now, whilst  I am not any sort of Politician or Specialist, I look at it in the simplest of terms and say to take personalities out of the equation.  See what they have to offer and do what we can to get it done.  And, if it really hurts Ms May and Boris the Buffoon to give Farage a job, then so be it. But on that basis, heads will definitely role and Teresa May will  end up like Maria Antoinette  without her head or a job  and most definitely at the back of the Job Queue.  I do hope her CV is up to scratch!

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but we soon could be if we don’t ” wake up!”

 

Questions anyone?????

 

 In all of this I forgot to mention my illuminating day in London.  So that will have to wait until next time. 

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67 thoughts on “Vanity, be thy downfall…..”

  1. I was waiting for details of your trip to London instead we got a political rant – right wing extremist views – most of which I agree with by the way but you took a lot of words to put forward the case for Farage to be our Ambassador in USA an interesting idea! Maybe it will happen but how is Pommie Sue and what does she think of Nigel your hero? And how was your trip to London?

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    • I don’t think its a political rant. Heed it more as a ” suggestion”. Folks will take offence or not. It just leads nicely into the bit about Sue – who is off to Australia very soon. My London Trip was an EU Meeting – and it was surprisingly enlightening. But I really enjoyed the Curry afterwards. Best I have ever tasted and I shall bore the pants off everyone another time. Hope you are well and bearing up…

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      • Suggestion/rant – your suggestions looney are a rant to most people! EU meeting I thought we were leaving! So what was so good about the curry – bore the pants off people – you? Never – your comments are always enlightening and sometimes even amusing! Now I am home and no longing lying in a hospital ward and need a few quiet weeks. I have the perfect opportunity to reply to the rants/suggestions and bore the pants off you with the story of my hospital stay – not that there were many pants involved – the urology ward does not do a great business in normal pants i.e. Briefs or trunks – nappies or big boy pants – now that is a different story!

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    • I agree – but look how far ” ambassador material” has got us recently. Absolutely no where. Sometimes you need a few mavericks in the camp to get things moving again. We are on a backwards track to nowhere. If we don’t kick start things, we will be left wanting. Who cares, ok I don’t care if his methods are unorthodox its only an introduction we want. He wont be signing the deals! I know you have a low opinion of both of them but in business its not about a personality content but getting the job done. Your ” trouble” Mick is you are just too nice…. 🙂

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      • I’m not sure that any ambassadorial skills have been lacking, recently, it’s rather that the politicians have been found wanting by their own people. From a business point of view, I understand that you don’t appoint a single person to carry out negotiations on a range of issues, unless they have specific training – which is what ambassadors have, serving as under-secretaries and in various posts until they earn their stripes and learn not to antagonise half the people they deal with. The British ambassador wouldn’t be dealing with Trump most of the time anyway, he’d be dealing with secretaries, business leaders, all sorts of people. I don’t believe Farage has the skills to make a good job of that.

        And do you tell other countries who they will appoint as ambassador? No, you don’t. End of.

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  2. I am sorry if I have rattled you. However, the main reason why its all a bit of a mess is the inflexibility in people to change their way of thinking. If I may be so bold as to direct you to the last paragraph. You say ” you don’t tell other countries who to appoint …” And that is the problem. That inability for people to be flexible and change their way of thinking . You know the .. it worked for me and my mum so why cant it work now. Things change. Methods change and the most important thing in any business is to be flexible. If you don’t – you drown. So more than anything we need a fresh way of thinking and, the worst sin of all is to say ” its not the way we do things”. I would shoot ( or at the very least, fire, ) someone in my Organisation who uttered those words ) So it may not be the way we have done things up to now, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be given a try. Lets face it, we have nothing to lose and a lot to gain

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  3. I feel sure business will out in the end, Jackie, and neither Trump nor Hillary will or would have deviated much from the pernicious Neoliberalist norm of the past 35 years. Both will or would have feathered their own nests in Presidency, or as a consequence of it (as Bill did spectacularly well to the tune of amassing $250m private wealth since he left office). I suspect Trump was far from serious in suggesting Farage as ambassador; he merely wanted to puff him up and put us on the back foot ahead of negotiations, knowing all along the idea was never going to fly. Anyway, a fellow Brit, the late Chris Hitchens, saw all this coming many years ago.

    P.S. Many thanks for the hyperlink!

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    • Do you know what Hariod, I had not thought about it from that angle before. But now you mention it, I can see that it would be his way of cocking a snook at us/Teresa May and getting them all in a flurry. Maybe you are right? In which case, poor old Nigel; is just the Court jester they parade out when they need entertaining. Too cruel to consider. I will look at the link. I didn’t know Chris Hitchens had died.. or maybe I did. I need to look at it. Thank you for your links… I really enjoy them

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      • Well, that’s my theory anyway, Jackie. Theresa May’s self-selected joint Chiefs of Staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, have both offended Trump in the past. In March, Timothy wrote: “American politics was depressing enough before Trump took off.” Two months later he said “Urgh […] As a Tory, I don’t want any ‘reaching out’ to Trump.” Hill, May’s other Joint Chief of Staff, tweeted to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson (and the entire world): “Trump is a chump”. These are the two people closest to May, and in Trump’s eyes they will be echoing May’s own thoughts, which they almost certainly are. One senior Tory aide said: “If you want to know what Theresa thinks, find out what Nick thinks.” And after all, May herself said of Trump’s immigration policy last December that it was “divisive, unhelpful and wrong.” As we heard, Trump keeps lists of people who go against him, and he doesn’t forget to claim payback.

        Yes, Chris Hitchens died five years ago very sadly, but his brother Peter is still going.

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      • P.S. You’re definitely dividing opinion on this post, and it’ll be interesting to see if our mutual friend Clare can find anything ‘diplomatic’ to say, given that is the subject matter to hand. Trump’s attitude and declared intent in the spheres of civil rights and the environment are totally indefensible, any you don’t need to be socially liberal to see the truth of that.

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  4. That’s even more interesting then about the comments of her two Aides. Very interesting. I am sure Trump wont forget that mild humiliation he suffered. So yes, he will probably make Ms May work for it before cutting Nigel lose after his purpose having been served. Peter Hitchens I know, writes for the Daily Sewer as their resident Harbinger of Doom and I told you so’s…. I steer away from him because its all slings and stones and knockings before he finishes with an I TOLD YOU SO, but I will look at his brothers piece. Interestingly, Katie ( large mouth ) Hopkins wrote something about the Winds of Change, which very much links in with your hyper normalisation link…..
    I cant believe Tony Blair thinks he has a chance of stepping back into the Limelight. He is obviously bored as he wont be low on funds. Yes, interesting re Clinton. I had read that they were broke when they left The White House, and now they are not! I saw an interview with her the other day, she looked exhausted. Looks are quite important insofar as she has given up and that’s not Presidential traits.
    Finally, Melania is NOT a trophy or Stepford Wife. She runs her own company – yes I know that a Shopping Channel line is hardly Blue Chip but its still not sitting reading mags and of course any woman who speaks FIVE languages is anything but dense. I said it before and I will say it again… we will all be surprised by her.

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    • Ah, I thought you’d gone quiet because you haven’t responded within the thread and so I wasn’t notified of any response – I just popped over on the off-chance, and here you are, suspended in mid-air, so to speak.

      I feel that Tony Blair coming back into politics here is depressing enough in itself, let alone on the basis of trying to overturn the referendum result and dividing the country further still. I’m surprised John Major’s doing the same, quite frankly, as he’s a sensible and decent man. Blair’s being totally disingenuous in saying ‘parliament must be allowed to express an opinion‘ – he doesn’t mean ‘opinion’, he means a vote, and one which (so he wishes) goes against the Brexit vote. I can only see that eventuality leading to trouble on the streets should it happen, and a strengthening of the Far Right too. It’s a dangerous game for him to play, but then he’s already proven he couldn’t care less about collateral damage as long as he’s on the world stage.

      What’s this about Melania; you make it sound as if I’ve criticised her? Not at all, as I know next to nothing about her. I suppose her past may come back to haunt her, as may Donald’s. But then we (they in the U.S.) end up with Pence as president – a biblically motivated leader.

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      • Well I hope you get the ” wink” on this one. Yes Blair is a player and a dangerous one at that. Having had the UK Stage and then Middle East he looked around for a new one. So he comes back here. I am surprised he thinks we were waiting to welcome him back with open arms. A very tricky individual and as you say very cavalier about the fall out he stokes up. I feel he is an attention seeker and when he cant be in the news, he works on something that will propel him back there. Major, yes a quiet man. Good morals ( if you forget the Edwin Currie interlude) and I would trust him far more than Blair. I have to say I wouldn’t be surprised in we ended up staying in the EU. I am now in such a state of flux I don’t know if its best to stay in or not. Either way, I am one of the little people so it wont affect me too much.
        Someone else said Melania was a Trophy or Stepford Wife. I just felt I had to defend her as I didn’t want her tainted by default ….
        I think Pence will make a good President. I rather feel he is on ” in waiting?” don’t you?

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      • Pence as president? It could well happen of course, but the fact that he finds the theory of evolution unconvincing and also doubts anthropogenic global warming are both disturbing signs to me, as clearly he isn’t guided by evidence, and instead rather by religious ideology. Like Trump, he’s not going to be a champion of social liberalism, having proven himself to be, let’s say, ‘undisposed’ towards the LGBT community – again, based on religious ideology. That said, he’s an old hand and bridge builder so could well forge a more politically capable presidency than Trump. In fact, if Trump plans to run the presidency from his home in New York, Pence may become the Washington and White House ‘president’ ipso facto.

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      • I used to like this magazine, but am disappointed at the way they support Mrs Clinton and denounce our Donald. I don’t mind them ripping him to shreds but its not balanced reporting anymore. How much influence does Hillary still have with them? far too much I say..

        http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/05/the-real-concerns-of-the-trump-transition?mbid=nl_161128_Weekly&CNDID=41245934&spMailingID=9949764&spUserID=MTMzMTg0ODgxMDAxS0&spJobID=1042193524&spReportId=MTA0MjE5MzUyNAS2

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      • The New Yorker is owned by a gigantic corporate holding entity, Advance Publications, and each of their dozens of titles will be playing to a specific customer base. Entities of that scale tend to shift allegiances as suits their business interests – think Murdoch’s News Corp – as well you know. That said, I read the article you linked to with interest, so thankyou. I also got the other message, for which many thanks too. I shall take a peek at what was said.

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  5. Hi! I came over here to see what you are up to.:) As we became acquainted this morning. May I say that are you the young lady who questioned Hariod Brawn’s “wordiness”? Pot and kettle spring to mind! Please, please do not be offended, I would hate that our acquaintance came to an abrupt end! 🙂 I’ve skimmed this and intend to read more thoroughly later, as I do with our dear friend Hariod. This is all tongue in cheek and not at all critical in any way,as I do not know yet if we share a similar sense of humour. Best wishes, Marie

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    • So hello back to you. I laughed! Relax! And I laughed before you said to laugh.. so you are on safe ground. Yes you are NOT the first person to tell me that the Blog on this occasion was far to long. Normally I write shorter ones about absolute tripe. In fact I have been trying to write one this wonderfully sunny afternoon but I keep getting distracted to feed the birds and break the ice on the fish pond. I think we share a similar sense of humour and similar
      ” sensibilities”. In any event, Hariod always tell me to ” play nicely!” 🙂

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      • Oh you have made me laugh so much! I was a little apprehensive about the pot and kettle comment and was not sure if I was overstepping the mark. Thank goodness you took it in the spirit it was meant! When I saw that you were a ‘menopausal’ woman, I knew straight away that we would get on. In fact, since I saw your comment to Hariod (who you’ve kindly pointed out is male) about his wordiness and could he ‘simplify’ as in ‘The Cube’ (have you seen that?), I knew this was a woman after my own heart! I love tripe (not the guts kind), so I’m really looking forward to reading more of what you’ve written. :)))) I love birds, I put out a feeding thing for them and it’s lovely watching them eating. I do so enjoy that – simple things are so distracting and pleasurable, are they not? 🙂

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      • It is indeed true that the simplest things bring the most pleasure. Hence the remark from the girl about the shower she enjoyed so much. Yes, in the morning I stand at the window eating my breakfast and watching the birds eat theirs. I am often late for work! But is a slow and gentle start to the day so I am reluctant to give it up. I didn’t see you as being ” unkind” in any of your comments so I had nothing to be angry about. Your Blogs are more sensitive than mine and I am reading one or two more today before I leave my pc and do things I am supposed to do! Thanks for dropping by and pleased to meet you 🙂

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      • I stand at the window eating my breakfast watching the birds eat theirs!!!!! What time do you eat your breakfast? So I can synchronise! hahhaaha
        I love that I am a form of distraction for you in the nicest possible way of course … You are so kind reading my blogs – I have a warm fuzzy glow at this. Now I have to spoil it by re-visiting your long ‘hairdo -ish’ one. No!!!! I AM JOKING!!!!
        Lovely meeting you too Jackie. So glad we felt the same about Hairdo’s wordiness or we would never have met. That does not bear thinking about. :))))

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      • You are right. Things happen for a reason. I usually feed at 07.30hrs – so don’t be late!! I see Hairdo has put a new Blog on. I read it this morning via my phone but need to, as you suggest, catch my breath and start to read it again. I hope I can raise one sensible question on it, but don’t hold your breath

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      • Too funny! Well I missed this morning with the birds because I was busy replying to ALL your most welcome messages.
        But the good news is I will be there tomorrow morning at 7.30am sharp! 🙂
        Thanks for the headsup with Hairdo’s latest post – which I will read soon. Maybe there won’t be any need to raise one sensible question on it. May be everything will be so clear to you that you can spend more time un-fathoming some of the more wordier posts. You see – every cloud has a silver lining…. :))))

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      • I have just taken a look at Hairdo’s new blog, Jackie, and after skimming it, I really am not sure I will be able to do several reads to understand it. It is very deep stuff! Well, in my opinion anyway or perhaps I’m just thick!
        Please let me know if, when you’ve read and re-read it, you are able to ask a relevant question.
        You’ll be pleased to know I have no intention of holding my breath – I fear that might be fatal.

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      • Please don’t hold your breath, because it will be fatal if you are waiting for all of the answers. The first thing is, I don’t even understand the question! My first thought is that I, also, am thick. Its not so much as understanding it, its asking W T F he would write it!

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      • YES!!!!!!! W T F is it about??? I skimmed it, but I don’t even have the inclination to read it again. It will be a complete waste of time, because it has to be the most esoteric thing he has written to date.
        Dare we approach him and challenge him on this? Maybe he wants someone, anybody to ask him W T F is this Hairdo?
        Mind you, there are a lot of comments, so presumably it does make sense to some people.

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      • Omg two bird watchers combine to sort out Hairdo! To be honest I don’t understand a word he says either! Anyone I much prefer watching birds than trying to get my head round the Gospel according to Hairdo!

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      • Totally agree! The Gospel according to Hairdo is best left to his apostles. We clearly are the seed that fell on hard ground and have trouble absorbing his parables. Is that a mixed metaphor btw?! tee hee
        I still think he’s special though, and I will try to read some of his other stuff when he writes the next one. He tends to leave long gaps in between.

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      • The longer the better in my opinion and his gospels are far too long! Verbal diarrhoea springs to mind. Looney you write so well but a little less would sometimes be best. Hairdo did do me one favour last week. I was lying in a hospital bed last week trying to sleep and started reading one of his gospels and my insomnia was cured!

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    • I wish you well birdiestweets – make sure you get someone to assist you when lifting any of Hairdo’s posts while you are still in a delicate state. Having found a cure for insomnia, you don’t want to undo all the good work. Take it easy!

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    • Birdie! Loonybitch says you’ve been poorly this week, so I came with a bunch of flowers and to sit by your bedside whispering words of the bookie’s favourites in your ear … 🙂 Hope you’re improving.

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  6. What an exhausting evening you two had last night !! And all at poor Hairdo’s expense. I had an emergency last night and so am just catching up this morning. I hope I have the time. I will not let Hairdo’s wonderful messages of enlightenment ” take me down” and am already reading up on the state of consciousness. Marie – isn’t esoteric good? Birdie, pick up thy bed and walk. You have been convalescing long enough now.

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    • Jackie, I knew you were funny, but I had no idea you were THIS funny!!! I wondered where you were last night, because there I was chatting away to you, and the next thing I know, a little bird started tweeting and it wasn’t you! Took me some moments to realise that I was talking to someone else! Yes I’m that slow. To say I’m impressed that you have raised your game and you are now tackling Hairdo and the path of consciousness is an understatement. Girl I didn’t know you had it in you! I gave up after the first para. Inspired by you, I will take another look at what H has written. I’m not going to be beaten by consciousness, unconsciousness or any other kind of ‘ness’.
      What a sympathetic person you are encouraging Birdiestweets to pick up his bed and walk? Next YOU’LL be walking on water no doubt ….

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      • Funny ha ha…the one thing I must not do is carry anything heavy so Jackie (looney) I cannot pick up my bed and walk so more useless advice. More likely for her to turn the water to wine before walking on it Marie! I tried one of Hairdo’s ramblings….however my mind soon wandered and 3,00 at Sandown was imminent.

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      • That wasn’t at all compassionate was it Birdie. Who needs advice like that?? from a friend??!! I’m not sure where this feeling is coming from Birdie, but would I be right in thinking that you like a ‘flutter’ now and again … and I’m not talking eye lashes …

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      • I love a flutter on the horses worked in racing for many y years but love fluttering eye lashes as well….fallen for too many ladies! Did fancy Jackie but after her comments today…..hand me the gun!!!! Social climber lol

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      • haahahahhahahahaha …. Now Birdie, I abhor violence, and even if Jackie has been a tad unkind in telling you to take up your mat and walk, I think you should turn the other cheek …
        I don’t see Jackie as a social climber – more as an apostle spreading the word … ‘take up your mat and walk’. Go easy on her, she might turn out to be the Good Samaritan. Don’t you need someone to put your ‘bets’ on now you’re laid up in bed? She might well be the one to assist you in your hour of need…. 🙂

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      • Now you DO write a witty repost. I like it. Birdie is a Malingerer and needs to focus on the here and now rather than who won what at Kempton. He promised 2 Blogs this week. I haven’t seen sight of one…
        I am off to buy picture frames from The Range. That is certainly a ” cultural immersion”

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      • But the poor chap has had a rather serious operation. Surely he is deserving of a little more than “take up your mat and walk”? Where is the Good Samaritan in all this? tut tut LOL
        Picture frames?? I thought you were busy being conscious? That sounds to me like diversion tactics …

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  7. When you two have finished, do let me know. Meanwhile I am entering a state of highly enlightened consciousness and leaving you two behind. You know its all smoke and mirrors. I think we have now done this particular Blog to death as there has been no mention of Trump now for some time. Next…….

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    • I am lost again and you are so bossy …..what the hell has smoke and mirrors got to do with anything……!! I am happy to be left behind by the way….go and debate with Hairdo and Trump etc….

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    • Jackie, I agree, we have said all there is to be said. If you wish to blow your own trump (et), feel free to do so. The less said about him, the better. I really don’t know how it is possible to mention Trump and enlightenment in the same paragraph – there out to be a WALL against it …

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    • Jackie is obviously trying to impress someone. Luckily, we can see right through the smokescreen she was talking about earlier. Do you think Birdie (may I call you that?) that she has a ‘thing’ for you-know-who? nudge nudge, wink wink …:)))) All that consciousness enlightenment sounds like she’s trying to throw us off the scent …

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  8. Of course you can call me Birdie tweet tweet. Jackie does not have the greatest record with men……so yes she might have the hots for Hairdo no taste and she is menopausal….she is being very secretive and cruel….,accusing me of malingering or saying carry your bed etc etc

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    • Just let it go Birdie. Yes it was cruel I know. But life’s too short. I think Hairdo sounds fascinating myself, do I detect a little jealousy there from you, my feathered friend …. hahahhaha

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  9. I have actually read all of this now Jackie. I am not a Trump fan and cannot think of anything good to say about him. His ‘sexual revelations’ and ‘locker room talk’ serve to alienate me further from him and his racist rants are disturbing. But as individuals we are free to have opinions, that’s our right. I may not agree with everything you say, but I defend your right to say it. How diplomatic am I? 🙂

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    • Very diplomatic. Thank you. I agree we should all have opinions but our opinions should not upset or insult others. I think he may surprise people running the country and its that we should be interested in, not his predatory manner re females who, in my opinion, probably welcome the link to a powerful man. Remember it is always Money sex or power. Trump is last weeks topic, lets move it on….. something more humorous I think

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      • I agree about not upsetting or insulting others re opinions. I feel a leeeetle uncomfortable about females probably welcoming the link to a powerful man. Maybe some females. I think those who have suffered (sexual) abuse by powerful men (and I don’t mean only celebrities) would find this upsetting. Predators are seriously scary people – believe me!
        Yes, let’s move on! 🙂 I like “funny”!

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  10. Try picking this one to pieces, you two 🙂

    https://looneybitch.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/security-forces-and-american-propaganda/

    Its lighter in tone and more importantly Hairdo has put some very interesting suggestions for a New Years Eve Play List on it. I thought you were partial to a bit of Babs, aren’t you?
    You might want to take note Birdie…..and whilst communicating, I do hope you are feeling brighter today and less testy. Personally, I fancy the 3.45 at Plumpton. Over the sticks is always fun….

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    • Hi back in the land of living after a rough few days. Doctors Monday morning for me so excuse my absences and lack of a blog. What should I take note of Looney? Hairdo’s play list or Babs…I once had a girl friend called Babs but that is another story! Me testy never….happier today Chelsea won although the horses didn’t and I had a small win on the Premium Bonds. Can’t celebrate at present because it would mean I would spend even more time than I am at present in the little boys room!!

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