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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: 2020 year in review
Date: 5 Jan 2021 13:10:01
Message: <5ff4ab79$1@news.povray.org>
On 2021-01-04 10:18 AM (-4), Kenneth wrote:
> 
> Here in the United States, there have been TWO equally devastating viruses that
> we have had to deal with: One is called 'Covid-19', the other is 'President
> Donald Trump.' :-P  One infects the body, the other infects the mind. I can't
> even imagine how the rest of the world views our current and crazy U.S.
> situation.

Probably the same way I, as a territorial resident, do: with gaping jaws.

Except in the Iranian government, where they probably see Trump as 
confirmation of what they always believed about the USA.  I don't know 
if that diplomatic damage can ever be repaired.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: 2020 year in review
Date: 5 Jan 2021 14:07:25
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On 2021-01-05 11:17 AM (-4), Alain Martel wrote:
> 
> D. Trump is probably the worst leader to ever lead any country in Human 
> History. And, yes, he's bat shit crazy.

Well yes, he is the worst leader the USA has had to date, and he is bat 
shit crazy pending a diagnosis by any doctor who won't instantly be 
fired; but you underestimate the human capacity for bad leadership and 
bat shit crazy.

Consider Baby Doc Duvalier, who ran Haiti into the ground, and Anastasio 
Somoza Debayle, who failed to rebuild Nicaragua after the 1972 
earthquake.  Consider Benito Mussolini, who was so toxic to Italy that 
they executed him, and his monarch Victor Emmanuel III, who was so 
ineffective at controlling Mussolini that the Italian people banished 
the monarchy altogether.  And what the hell happened with the Nepali 
royal family?

How about Robert Mugabe, who, notwithstanding his heroic leadership in 

2000s, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who heads the world's most 
corrupt government?  Then there are Kim Jung-il, who took North Korea 
from a respectable communist dictatorship to a starving concentration 

Maduro?

Adolf Hitler is automatically worse than anyone else, but how sane can 
you be to attack Russia during the winter?

And finally, I seem to recall a King George III of Canada et al., who 
was so bat shit insane that he lost all of his colonies to the south.

Pervasive human incompetence is literally the reason Jehovah's Witnesses 
are waiting for Jesus to come back.

I'm positive this list is far from complete.  How bad was Nero, for example?


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: 2020 year in review
Date: 6 Jan 2021 02:27:52
Message: <5ff56678$1@news.povray.org>
Op 05/01/2021 om 20:07 schreef Cousin Ricky:
> On 2021-01-05 11:17 AM (-4), Alain Martel wrote:
>>
>> D. Trump is probably the worst leader to ever lead any country in 
>> Human History. And, yes, he's bat shit crazy.
> 
[snip]
> 

> example?

It seems that Nero was a tad less bad than history recalls him, but 
Caligula, he was bat shit crazy, and Commodus was not much better, nor 
Tiberius at the end of his life.

Power corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts, as the saying 
goes I believe.

I wonder how Boris Johnson is going to evolve.... ;-)

-- 
Thomas


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: 2020 year in review
Date: 6 Jan 2021 04:32:21
Message: <5ff583a5$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/5/21 2:07 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> On 2021-01-05 11:17 AM (-4), Alain Martel wrote:
>>
>> D. Trump is probably the worst leader to ever lead any country in 
>> Human History. And, yes, he's bat shit crazy.

lol... lord help us all


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