I read the news today oh boy! Page 2211

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Lazzard

  • Wednesday 7th October 2020, 2:13pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,727 posts
Quote: beaky @ 4th October 2020, 1:26 PM

I've sent a couple of cartoons on the subject to Private Eye, so hope he lives until they're published.

Get anything in?
My copy just arrived.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Friday 9th October 2020, 1:44pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,321 posts

What's the difference between Trump and Moses? Moses went round with Aaron.

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Firkin

  • Tuesday 13th October 2020, 1:08pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 994 posts

First we assume the left complain about non PC comedy, now we assume the right is complaining about Nabil Abdulrashid (BGT) comedy about race. That just leaves the Lib Dems, which ironically included most of Monty Python, Billy Bayley, Tony Robinsons and loads more. They've even fielded several comedian MPs : Clement Freud and Lembit Opik. Why is such a small party over represented and supported by comedic talent ?

Why are so many (on either side) complaining about comedy simply because they don't like the topics ? How on earth did Trump manage to fire a Canadian cartoonist and SNL comedy writer ? It's war on comedy ! I see BGT was defianant about the complaints and Ofcom did nothing, maybe that's the way forwards , don't validate invalid complaints (unless it comes from a President) ?

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Chris Hallam

  • Tuesday 13th October 2020, 9:50pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 453 posts
Quote: Firkin @ 13th October 2020, 1:08 PM

That just leaves the Lib Dems, which ironically included most of Monty Python, Billy Bayley, Tony Robinsons and loads more. They've even fielded several comedian MPs : Clement Freud and Lembit Opik. Why is such a small party over represented and supported by comedic talent ?

John Cleese definitely supported the Lib Dems. I'm not sure anyone else in Monty Python is or was ever a Lib Dem though?
Tony Robinson was actively Labour. Bill Bailey supported Corbyn.
Lembit Opik was a Lib Dem MP who made a brief not very successful stab at a comedy career afterwards. He was never a comedy talent.
So I think you overstate your case here!

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Chris Hallam

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 3:53pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 453 posts

Trump seems to be nearly 10% behind with two weeks to go.
Surprisingly, his tactic of behaving like a lunatic who acts like he wants to infect as many people as possible doesn't seem to be playing well.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:05pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,658 posts

I don't remember anything being said when the polls indicated he was ahead.
Those polls that nobody ever knows who takes part.
But at least they are always deadly correct :D

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Chris Hallam

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:15pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 453 posts

He hasn't been ahead for ages.

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DaButt

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4:45pm [Edited]
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,914 posts

There are 23 houses on my street. Six of them are displaying political signs: one for Biden and five for Trump. (None of them are mine.)

I voted yesterday and heard nothing but pro-Trump comments during the 75 minutes I was in line, although there wasn't much conversation due to distancing and masks. I walked away with a free sticker, a free pencil, and hopefully Covid-free.

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Chris Hallam

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 5:01pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 453 posts

So Trump is very popular then? Fair enough. He is projected to win Texas, of course.

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DaButt

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 6:39pm
  • The Lone Star State, United States
  • 13,914 posts

FULL DISCLOSURE: My neighbor's father just gave me a Trump sign, so now there's one in my yard. It's now 6:1 Trump. :)

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lofthouse

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 6:49pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,747 posts

I don't know anyone who votes Tory but they always f**king win

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Billy Bunter

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020, 8:03pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,335 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 21st October 2020, 6:49 PM

I don't know anyone who votes Tory but they always f**king win

Apart, of course, from the nine times they didn't. In 1945, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1974 (twice), 1997. 2001 & 2005.

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020, 7:13am [Edited]
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 453 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 21st October 2020, 8:03 PM

Apart, of course, from the nine times they didn't. In 1945, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1974 (twice), 1997. 2001 & 2005.

I'm not sure Lofthouse meant his comment to be taken quite as literally as that.
But just in case he did: the Tories lost General Elections on many other occasions as well!

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020, 12:45pm [Edited]
  • Australia
  • 5,399 posts
Quote: DaButt @ 21st October 2020, 6:39 PM

FULL DISCLOSURE: My neighbor's father just gave me a Trump sign, so now there's one in my yard. It's now 6:1 Trump. :)

How do you feel about his latest Supreme Court pick? You think Americans should be denied the right to affordable health care? That women should be denied the right to abortion? That massive gun ownership makes America safer? That Hammurabi's laws were carved in stone? That Hunter Biden would win a dick-measuring contest against Donald Trump Jr?

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Chappers

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020, 8:42pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: lofthouse @ 21st October 2020, 6:49 PM

I don't know anyone who votes Tory but they always f**king win

I did I'm pleased to say.

What sensible option was there?