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Orange is the new Red

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: March 17, 2017 07:52AM

Look another crybaby sad about loosing the election.
samiam Report This Comment
Date: March 17, 2017 08:05AM

You're not on an American site. We didn't all vote (or not).

How do Australian citizens feel about Trump being rude and obnoxious to their Prime Minister during their first phone call?

Firstly, no one in Australia gets two flying fucks about being nice to the Prime Minister of Australia. We don’t need red carpet, we don’t need sucking up and we don’t need hugs or awkward hand holding or kisses.

There is more at stake here than etiquette.

Australia and the US have a lot of things they work together on. I know most Americans don’t know shit about the Australian US relationship; they just know there are a lot of Australian actors working in Hollywood, and Australia is a nice place Oprah went to once.

But currently, Australia has the closest military and security relationship with the US. Many people do not believe that, but it is true. Yes, closer than Canada. Yes, closer than the UK. NOFORN means US only, but recently Australia has been able to overturn areas of NOFORN. When it comes to US-Australia partnerships, there are no bounds.

Australia and the US really have been joint powers in at least South East Asia ever since Australia took in an American refugee called Douglas MacArthur, who fled to Australia after the US Army and US Navy was defeated in the Philippines.

The US has elected a President who is putting together an administration which the world is very worried about. I know the US media is focusing on his domestic popularity, but it’s the international repercussions that has everyone nervous. The US relationship with Australia is hypercritical to peace and stability in Asia.

So there was hope in Asia, that Australia, through its unique relationship, which transcends politics, transcends presidents, would be able to still find a functional relationship at some level that would still work. Australia would become a conduit to the US for intel, strategy, diplomacy, and effectively, power.

That bond was paid in blood. It wasn’t a freebie.

That no longer appears to be the case. Right now Trump is fighting with his own administration about things like the Refugee swap deal. It’s quite clear he hates it. It’s quite clear that people working for him are worried or this story would not have leaked out of the White House. Think about it. The person who leaked this story is either listening in on the call or in the room when the call happened. We are not talking about a cleaner or a clerk.

But it also appears for countries like Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, etc. Australia is going to have significant issues being that conduit.

So yeah, I feel pissed off that after all the history here is a country trying to help the US in the region and he hangs up after 25 minutes of ranting.

It’s not like Turnbull and Trump should have a fair bit in common. Turnbull is worth at least a quarter of a billion bucks. He is the leader of the conservative party in Australia. Australia has had a tougher stance on immigration and migrants than Trump could dream of. Australia invented being tough on borders.

Australian and the US leaders usually have overtly good relationships. Even when they are on the opposite sides of politics and terrible things have happened.

I hope Americans realise that their current leader is undermining their global position, their relationship with allies and is generally being an arsehole. That’s not coming from some namby pamby left wing, liberal agenda conspiracy.

Try the article in Forbes magazine from the guy who owns Fox News.

Murdoch Sons Against Immigration Ban, Despite Father's Trump Ties

So how do I feel? Pissed off. Because you’re not letting us help you. You’re not even taking our calls.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 17, 2017 12:00PM

jgoins Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 07:01AM

In this world of fake news how do we know what really happened if anything on that phone call? In time we will see if anything comes about in the future which will point towards that conversation.

Why should we take any refugees at all, there is nothing that says any country must take refugees into their borders. I would prefer to force refugees to remain in their country and work to provide a safe haven for them there. Instead of taking all those people into other countries, wouldn't it be better if the world works to remove the threats that force the people to leave their homes in the first place.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 08:25AM

According to the UNHCR

The 1951 Refugee Convention is the key legal document that forms the basis of our work. Ratified​ by 145 State parties (including the United States), it defines the term ‘refugee’ and outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.

PS, our Prime Minister confirmed it all, and Trump's treatment of Angela Merkel was fucking disgusting from a head of state.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 09:16AM

shakin' the bag full of cats is always a bad choice in hind sight.
unless of course you're talking about Corporate Raiders.
once you guys figure out the real reason for the bag shakin', then you need to worry.
What's he really want?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 09:46AM

Yeah, I get it, so Angela Merkel should have been given a heart felt hug and a gold star to pin on her blouse for all the wonderfulness she's welcomed within her countrys borders instead, huh? Fuck that!

The time has come for the god damned liberal/socialist whine bags to take responsibility for the folly of their policies and rejection of any act that could be viewed as coddling is really just a good start in that vein. The signs of their failings abound and yet they expect a puppy to pet and a mug of hot chocolate while their societies implode from the weight of their own actions handjob

pulse Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 07:22PM

It's got nothing to do with her policies Kim. What does he care if they let refugees into Germany?

Sitting there completely frozen with a retarded look on his face while people are calling out to shake her hand, which is a pretty standard greeting for a head of state or, i don't know, another human being, then when she asks "do you want to shake hands" you completely ignore her and sit there frozen with the same retarded grin..

Seriously wtf is wrong with him?

It's not a policy thing. Its basic human decency. You wouldn't do that and nor should you tolerate your elected head of state. I'd be disgusted if our PM did it to an ALLY! Regardless of policies, that's what she and Germany are - some of your biggest allies.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 08:45PM

Schlump dances for the oddest homies that any President will ever shake it for.

Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: March 18, 2017 09:21PM

Ok, in all honesty I'd have shaken her hand, but the "cold fish" is the best she could expect.

Why does it matter what policies she imposes within her country? Simple, every such move by any country, friend or foe, to allow rampant immigration is a bullet in the arsenal of every fuckin whine bag liberalist within OUR borders. These asshats all point to Germany, France, Sweden and elsewhere as shining examples of "diversity politics" with expectations of similar appeasement of that same shit-for-brains policy here hot smiley

jgoins Report This Comment
Date: March 19, 2017 07:18AM

How did shaking hands come about in the first place? It started as a way to show you are unarmed and not holding a sword when you meet someone. How did it get perverted to show a friendly meeting? I never liked shaking hands and only do so now when a hand is extended to me, I never initiate. Maybe tradition should be changed or done away with on some of these things. Maybe the tradition of wearing a business suit in all jobs should be done away with as well. Is wearing a suit a way of setting oneself above and apart from a lower class?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: March 20, 2017 11:42AM

i have always been a firm believer in shaking someone's hand
looking them in the eye
and repeating their name...."nice to meet you.....dick"
within 10 seconds i still can't remember their name.
but it's funny as hell every time.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: March 21, 2017 08:16AM

I have never believed in shaking hands but not for the same reason as Howie Mandel, I am of afraid of germs. I always look people in the eyes unless they are good looking women then my eyes drift. People can see I don't have a weapon in my hands without extending it. Of course my weapon is always in a holster on my belt and can generally be seen clearly. I just don't hold with many of the old traditions.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: March 22, 2017 02:24AM

[Skeletor:]Now shake your ass c'mon Beastman, take your furry fur off.
[Beastman:] I can't it's made of fur.