Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Donald Trump has just awarded Scott Morrison with the Legion of Merit. But for what?

First of all, just what is the Legion of Merit? It is a military award of the US Armed Forces for ‘exceptional meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services and achievements.’

So, who is eligible for the Legion of Merit? You are supposed to be in the Uniformed Services of the USA and or a member of allied armed services.

Sorry, but just when was Scotty of Marketing in the Australian armed services, providing outstanding services and achievements in that role? For that matter, can you imagine Scotty in something like the Army? (more…)

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But I suspect my scribbles would be pretty heavily discounted to down to a dozen or two.

For various reasons, concern has been expressed about how armed conflict could result from Trump’s attitudes towards China. But I think a greater risk comes from North Korea. After all, when two unstable autocratic nutjobs both have all that power and are already showing disdain towards each other, the powder is very dry and just waiting a spark to erupt. (more…)

George Christensen – he is quite a puzzle.

I am pretty confident he holds onto his seat through some sort of influence at the local level of the Nationals. Holding some pretty good dirt on someone there? (more…)

It is surely a first that a President of the USA is being dragged to the courts considerably less than a week after his Inauguration. But it has happened–a crew of serious legal hitters have now filed a lawsuit against President Trump for his “…serious violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution created by the illegal payments he receives from foreign governments” as multiple breaches of the US Constitution. The argument is that nobody, including the President, is above the law. (more…)

I have just had an epiphany.  A light bulb moment, if you will. And in typing that last fragment, it occurred to me – how did people have light bulb moments before there were light bulbs? Did Edison come up with the concept as a gas light moment? Or da Vinci realise he was having a lantern moment when he came up with the idea for the Mona Lisa’s smile? What about our cave-dwelling forebears? “Me. Og. Me have rubbing-two-sticks-together-real-fast moment.” (more…)