Mike Vickers' Blog

July 27, 2019

The UK’s Fate

Filed under: Britis Empire, Europe, Politics, Trump — derryvickers @ 9:28 am

Patrick Cockburn says it all

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boris-johnson-donald-trump-eu-no-deal-brexit-economic-cold-war-a9022646.html

The UK will be increasingly be bound to the US

And to Trump.

 

July 25, 2019

Trump and Turbines

Filed under: Land Ownership, Shetland, Trump, USA — derryvickers @ 4:21 pm

Leaving Aberdeen for the Shetlands

Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire estate is in the distance beyond the turbines.

Why does he complain?

Turbines off Aberdeen

Turbines off the Trump Estate

July 24, 2019

Boris Johnson – Prime MInister – What Shall We Do

Filed under: Boris, Brexit, Britis Empire, economics, Europe, Trump — derryvickers @ 6:33 am

The Prime Minister

with apologies to Roger McGough

I wanna be the Prime Minister
I wanna be the Prime Minister
Can I be the Prime Minister?
Can I? I can?
Promise? Promise?
Yippee I’m the Prime Minister
I’m the Prime Minister

OK what shall we do?

June 12, 2019

Boris?

Filed under: Boris, Europe, Politics, Trump — derryvickers @ 6:37 pm

Is it Boris?

Oh No! Its Trump.

So alike.

Trump or Boris

Trump and Boris: so look alike

June 6, 2019

Macron and Trump

Filed under: D Day, Trump, War — derryvickers @ 1:01 pm

Macron or Trump – World Leaders

On looks: I know who I would turn to

A comparison

Macron and Trump at Colleville-sur-Mer

June 1, 2019

McCain v Trump

Filed under: John McCain, Trump, USA — derryvickers @ 7:38 pm

Scathing but Correct – The Scotsman Editorial Saturday 1st June 2019

‘During this time, Trump avoided conscription several times because he was a student and once because of a “bone spur” in his foot. However, in 2015, Trump had the temerity to say McCain was “not a war hero” because he was captured, saying “I like people who weren’t captured”. …In contrast, at a 2008 presidential election rally, McCain defended Barack Obama after one of his own supporters claimed the Democrat was untrustworthy and an “Arab”. “No ma’am … he’s a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President,” McCain said as the crowd voiced their surprise.’

‘In a parallel universe, The Scotsman would have been pleased to welcome President John McCain and it is his ethos, not Trump’s, that our politicians should embrace’

https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/welcome-donald-trump-we-d-much-rather-it-was-president-john-mccain-scotsman-leader-comment-1-4939347?utm_campaign=The%20Scotsman%20-%20Daily%20RSS&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73265722&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–AHTBcavXFUO46nzlsF-oTsHD_PIImdb2WpGvNlNvpEc-cqPI47JlanN7awxyrunHL9cScnsq4l1YvEvxrk23OVZsYTA&_hsmi=73265722

 

March 21, 2019

Two Prime Ministers: well one and one a spoiled brat

Filed under: Brexit, Immigration, Jacinda Arden, Politics, Theresa may, Trump — derryvickers @ 9:57 am

Jacinda Arden addressing the New Zealand Parliament: Thoughtful, Inspiring, Compassionate

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrC3O.XXpNce0gA8TQPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Jacinda+Arden+addressing+New+Zealand+Parliament&fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt#id=2&vid=9f43eeaae82eb40d6ffa95528fb0e59d&action=view

Theresa May: Testy, Preaching, throwing her toys out of the pram as a spoiled child.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/mar/20/acting-like-trump-theresa-may-sparks-mps-brexit-fury

New Zealand has welcomed all; the UK used to, but under May immigrants are anathema.

March 2, 2019

Make America Great. Dvorak was there long before Trump, when the US was Great.

Filed under: Music, Trump, USA, World Class — derryvickers @ 8:01 am

The RSNO, last night, under conductor Gilbert Varga,  gave a magnificent rendering of Dvorak’s New Word Symphony No 6 at the Usher Hall.
Paul Philbert on drums and the signature tune with Amy McKean on cor anglaise.

I wonder if Trump has ever spent time to listen to the symphony. Dvorak’s music conveys an entirely different vison of the US, than Trump would understand.

For a little more see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._9_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k)

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