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Old 04-28-2020, 08:47 AM
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Can we trade leaders with Britton?


I never thought I'd say this, but Boris Johnson sounds reasonable!

Blurb in today's Chicago Tribune had the headline "Recovering Johnson urges UK to remain patient in virus fight", and included Johnson saying
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to work after a bout with the virus and warned strongly against easing his own country’s lockdown too soon: “I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life.
What a refreshing approach, considering the misinformation, lies and "sarcasm" coming out of Washington.
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You do realize he's recovering from the disease because he scoffed at it and didn't practice social distancing, right?
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Oh, absolutely. Still more reasonable than the current occupant. At least he doesn't say you should shoot sunlight.
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:17 AM
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:48 AM
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Johnson is the British Trump. His lies and deception are responsible for Brexit. His only motivation is ambition, not the betterment of his country.
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Connie Britton?
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Old 04-28-2020, 10:51 AM
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Zack.

If we could swap leaders, there are several countries I'd put before that buffoon in England. New Zealand and Finland, for starters.
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Old 04-28-2020, 11:03 AM
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I'm no fan of Boris Johnson. I don't think he's a very good leader. He's miles and miles ahead of Trump, but my dog would make a better president than Donald Trump, so that's not saying much.
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Johnson is a smart guy who plays the buffoon.

Trump is a buffoon who thinks he's a smart guy.
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When you ignore science and wind up contracting Covid-19, you're not just playing a buffoon. You get to put on the full buffoon gown and mortarboard because you graduated summa cum laude from stupid school.
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Connie Britton?
Would she govern with Coach Taylor by her side?
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Zack.

If we could swap leaders, there are several countries I'd put before that buffoon in England. New Zealand and Finland, for starters.
I'd like Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. Her speech was blunt but honest.
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When you ignore science and wind up contracting Covid-19, you're not just playing a buffoon.
It certainly was dumb. However apparently this was a blind spot with Johnson. He was one of those people who never seemed to get ill and regarded it as more of a personal failing of others.

Presumably he won't be that sort of idiot in the future after getting metaphorically slapped upside the head. He is a pretty well-educated person at the very least, just one who was completely lacking in common sense in this particular area before. It appears he may be smart enough to learn from his mistakes. We'll see.
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What the hell is Britton?
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But did you fix the obvious typo in the title? Nooooo.

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You can have Johnson, if it's understood that we don't put Trump in charge of the government. We have the House of Lords for people like that.

https://youtu.be/f8JyDl9FtWI
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But did you fix the obvious typo in the title? Nooooo.

Spell check didn't work in the title. Sorry. My bad.
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Yeah, Boris is trump-lite, no thanks. Now if we could get the leader of Germany-Angela Merkel...

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...201221844.html
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Boris has yet to prove himself to be good at anything other than wrangling the Conservative party and seeing off the likes of UKIP and Farage. He is not stupid, has some clever people around him and has an experience that made him consider his own mortality. We are stuck with him for a few years and he has some pretty big challenges to deal with. So his performance in office is largely unproven.

Any leader is obliged to deal with whatever president the US decides to elect, such is diplomacy. The mercurial Mr Trump is fairly unique in the world and is clearly not to be trusted. I think most world leaders are quietly waiting for him to go away while being quietly fascinated by what nonsense he will say next, hoping they are not in the firing line. Everyone can see the US is going through a difficult time politically and is not fully engaged with the rest of the world. Hopefully it will get itself together fast enough to help avoid the lockdown becoming a long term global economic depression.

Which leader to trade?

I would say Merkel in Germany is one of the best of the bunch. She has been a steady hand for many years.
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Old 05-04-2020, 11:51 AM
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Boris got better, so obviously no.
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I would say Merkel in Germany is one of the best of the bunch. She has been a steady hand for many years.
Agreed. She has been the undisputed leader of the Free World since January 2017. (Before that she and Obama were tied for the position.)
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What the hell is Britton?
A thousand kilos, just like anyone else's ton
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I'm Australian, so am meant to be against anything from New Zealand. But it's a beautiful country and I would give anything to have Jacinda Ardern as our Prime Minister, rather than the evangelical Trump arse-licker we have at the moment.

Boris may be slightly better than Donnie, but he is still an arsehole.

Aim higher. Jacinda for President of the World.
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Indeed, she has been widely admired for leading New Zealand through its recent crises very well, getting everyone to pull together.
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