Trump will survive for the moment

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some people have suggested impeaching Donald Trump. There are grounds for doing so.

*However, is a political and not a judicial matter. Much though he deserves to be stripped of the office that is he singularly unworthy to hold he will not be.

This is because the Republicans control both houses of Congress.*

The House of Représentatives is in Republican hands; Only a few of  Republicans have turned against Trump/

Even if the House of Reps did vote to impeach him it is the Senate that can kick Mr Trump out.

  • 52 of the 100 senators are Republicans. There are 2 indepedents. A two-thirds majority is reauired to depose a president. This has never happened; two -thirds majorities for anything are unusuaL;
  • An attempt to remove Trum^that faol could enhance his standing. It would reinforce his delusion that dark forces are against hila nd that he is invic=ncible. His moronic supporters would also be confirmed in their beliefs.
  • It is prelature to seek to impeach him. If he could be gone tomorrow then I would have it doen
  • At this rate a better opportunity will present itself..
  • * Trump takes no responsibiluty for anything bad happening even when he adlits anything is going wrong.
  • * Presidnet D J Trump lasges out and blames the ,edia. His constant hissy fits and undignified antics are alienating GOP politicians.*
  • Trum^p has little support among the media. Some were willing to give him a chance. He is driving them away. Constant negative coverage will drive hsi standing lower than 40 per cent where it is now.
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Why the Conservatives are going to win a landslide/

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Mays approval stands at 60 per cent and Corbyns at 20 per cent.

The economy is growing = just>.

*Unemployment stands at 4 per cent. This is the lowest since 1975 which ironically is the year the United Kingddom held a referendum on staying in thr EUROPEAN Economic Community the precursor of the EU;

Labour is calling for higher taxes and massive borrowing.

The Conservatives are going for Brexit which now commands the backing of 67 per cent of the population.

The Conservatives are determined to keep the UK together. Labour say they might allow another referendum onf Scottish separation soon.

UKIP is no longer a factor . They used to take many votes from the Conservatives.

 

Impeach Trump.

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President ought to be impeached and removed from office. The US Constitution provides for a president being peacably and lawfull deposed in the case of high crimes and misdemeanours.

Trump is only 4 months into his presidency. In that time he has done more than enough to merit being booted out of the White House. The New York Times stated that Trump lied or made mismeading statements over 448 times in about 3 months. That is not criminal. There was an attempt to remove Bill Clinton from officer for mendacity that related only to an extramarital affair. Admittly Clinton lied Under oath. There is little moral difference between lying Under oath and not. Remember many Republicans demanded that Clinton be defenestrated for that. Among those are Republicans who are not doughty defenders of Pinochio Trump..

Trump ought to be removed over the Russia gate scandal. His golf courses have long been funded by Russian investors as his son revealed several years ago. There is Nothing amiss in soliciting Investment from another country incuding Russia.

Let us go back over the key events. Michael Flynn met top Russian officials over the past couple of years. This was when he had no governmental position. He was naturally entitled to meet these leading Russians. However, the content of his discussions was not permissible. He seems to have breached the Logan Act which prohibits private diplomacy. That is to say he tried to broker a deal that would lead to the USA recognising Crimea as Russian territory. You might agree or disagree with this Policy. However, it is for the US Government to conduct foreign Policy.

One of Trumps right hand men was a paid adviser to pro Russian politicians in the Ukraine. Again he is allowed to do this so long as he did not counsel illegal actions to be taken.

Putin heaped praise on Trump and was known to revile Hilary Clinton. Mrs Clinton was an architect of the American Policy of opposing Russian ambitions in the Ukraine. Why would V  V Putin not loathe her?

Trump returned the compliment and he lauded President Putin. Again Putin and Trump are permitted to have a love in. Is it not reasonable to draw inférences from this?

The US security agencies unanimously said that Russian state hackers had hacked into the Democratic Partys computers. They released information liable to damage the Clinton campaign. This is all logical. There is a very blatant pattern of the Trump campaign and the Russian Government assisting each other.

Is it beyond the bounds of credibility that Moscow would intervene in a foreign election? They did so in the Ukraine in 2004. Russia had troops occupying some of Moldova; Georgia and the Ukraine. What about the Kremins denials? These are hard to credit. Remember the Russian Government told the most bare faced lies about its troops being in Crimea in 2014. Moscow continues to say that it has no troops in the Ukraine and has given no arms to the rebels. Likewise the Russian State insistes that Assads men have carried out no massacres in Syria. Moscow continuously tells the most flagrant lies despite absolutely indisputable evidence to the contrary. Just like Trump. No Wonder he likes Putin so much.

It is quite true that the United States interfered in many foreign lands. The USA tried to swing élections towards its allies in other countries. It is hypocritical for Americans to howl about someone else doing this to theM. America has not interfered in a foreign election for décades though.

Trump sacked him because Comey was doing his duty. Director Comeye was following the evidence wherever it led. He was investigating without fear or favour. The Federal Bureau of Investigation retained confidence in Comey despite Trump giving that as a specious reason for the man s removal.*

Comey had dinner with Trump and Tru^mp pressurised Comey into shutting down the investigation into Flynn. Why would Trump he so anxious about that? What does he know that Comey would discover?

Donald J Trump disputes Comeys versions of events. Comey has never lied to the public. Trump has told proven lies hundreds upon hundreds of times through his campaign and into his presidency.

In his book the Art of the Deal Trump told people to lie in order to sell and to make deals. He said to play to peoples fantasies. In a sense that is what he did when he campaigned and lade promises he knew he could never fulfill. A border wall with Mexico paid for by Mexico was one. Trump vowed to stop the carnage. He has failed to do that and always shall especially as he is a gun nut. The list goes on.

In a meeting with the Russian diplomats the president revealed classified information. This came from Israel and concerned ISIS; The president can declassify information. He did it on the hoof. He also damaged relations with Israel which is a country he purports to adore. The Israelis will be reluctant to share secret intelligence in future since Trump is so cavalier with it. He has endangered their agents.

 

The House of Représentatives can vote to impeach Trump by a simple majority. Only the Senate can vote to remove him from ofice. That requires a two thirds vote. As the Republicans have a majority in the Senate it is very hard to see that happening. Some Republican doyens such as John McCain have denounced  Trumps interference with the justice system and his unpatriotic behaviour.

The Russiagate scandal refuses to go away. It was known about during his campaign. The Clintons had White Water but that was a trifle compared to this.

President Trump swore an oath to protect , preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. He has done the very opposite. He has reneged on this promise as he has done with every promise he ever made. Trump has been interfering in the FBI doing its duty. He wants partial policing.

Republicans are frustrated that their legislative programme is making very little headway. The have made only small progress in getting rid of Affordable Care. This is not popular and even many Republicans want to keep elements of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act. The GOP has called its bill the American Healthcare Act as if calling Something American automatically makes it better.

There is a budget deadlock. There is no sign of the border wall being built. NAFTA is not being renegotiated or cancelled. The Iran deal has not been ripped up. Executive order hyper activity is no substitute for a decent presidency. His Muslim ban bid has ended in farce>. He has also been courteous to Mahmoud Abbas which is the only praiseworthy thing he has done. This has infuriated anti Palestinian racists.

The Syrian Civil War is not cooling down. Trump has achieved Nothing though there is a fall in unemployment. It is hard to see how he is responsible for that.

Republicans may see that they are mired by Trump. Taking office his approval ratings were the lowest of any president. He lay drag the party down with him; Republicans may fear major losses in the mid term élections in 18 months time. However, it is unlikely that many will vote to boot him out. This is why Trump will probably keep his job.

If Trump were dumped he would be replaced by Michael Pence. Pence represents no imporvement in terms of his opinions. He has a better temperament and seems to believe what he says. He has some decorum and dispassionate judgment. Congress would elect a new Vice President as they did to put Ford in and indeed Rockerfeller.

This impeachment process is unlikely to be crowned with success. It could at least bog down the Republicans. It could be very demoralising for theM . It might backfire for Democrats as it did for Republicans in 1998 99. The electorate felt it was unreasonable and foolish to persist with when it stood little chance of coming to fruition. It would gratify the base. It is also a gigantic filibuster. It would waste a lot of congressional time and prevent the Republican from pursuing their plutocratic and retrograde agenda.

Trump is erratic and unhinged. He is utterly mendacious and he has a grossly inflated notion of his own abilities. He is vicious and vile. This is by far the most disgusting individual ever to have sat in the White House.

 

 

 

An encomium to Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev.

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President Nazarbayev is the ruler of Kazakhstan. Since 1989 he has been the Great Helmsman of the Kazakh Nation. N A Nazarabyev has guided the ship of state away from many shoals.

His Excellency President Nazarbayev is hailed and lauded by an adoring people. They thong to kiss the hem of his cloak.  He is a man of unexampled liberality. His justice soars as high as the Altai Mountains. His integrity is as deep as the deepest lake. His passion for his sireland burns as hot as the noonday desert. His judgement is as cool as the perma frost. His energy glows like a mighty river in spate.

 

The president is as strong as an ox. Reputdely, he is a veritable stallion. Damsels plead with him to take them. These nubile females pelt him with their moist thongs. His virility in unsurpassed.

N A Nazarbayev built a new capital astride the River Ishim. It was just what a country with hyperinflation needed. Many people live on $300 a month. They were delightef for billions os dollars to be spent on the Asian Winter Games. They need that more than anything. Orphans in state institutions also approve of money going on vanity projects rather than on them.

Astana is the most exquisite capital on earth. It is more magnificent than Paris and Rome combined. It is resplendent in it fantastic architecture. How apposite it is that much of it was designed by Sir Norman Foster. This was not a case of name dropping in hiring hiM; It speaks volumes about how excellent Kazakh education is that the Leader of the Nation hired a foreign architec to do this. In fairness at least it shows he is not xenophobic.

By unconquerable fidelity the this sagacious statesman has led his people to prosperity and liberty. He is toasted by all and sundry. Other présidents tug their forelocks to him.

Nazarbayev is rightly revered as the Stalin of the steppe. Nazarbayev joined the Communist Party just after the death of J V Stalin. The Communist Party was known for advancing liberty and respecting human dignity.  The famine in Kazakhstan was totally unconnected to Communist policies. A third of the population died because they suddenly became fussy eaters.

The president was secretary general of the Communist Party of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. Nazarbayev as absolutely right to insist that Kazakhstan remain within the USSR. Kazakhstan has never been conquered because no one can defeat this doughty race. This nation applied to be admitted to the USSR. Disparate Kazakh speaking nomadic Muslim tribes had so much in common with the Russian speaking Orthodox Christian factory workers of Moscow.*

The Soviet Union was an unbreakable union of freeborn republics. That is why it broke up. Nazarbayev was adamantly against Kazakh independence until he was all for it. He is not a time server.

Nazarbayev is 77 years old. Thankfully he is in the rudest of health. He may well compete in the Olympic marathon or in an iron man competition. He sleeps soundly as he has no guilty conscience. The Leader of the Nation has a zest for life that would put any party animal in the shade. Being a pious Muslim he has always been absolutely abstemious when it comes to spirituous liquors. Except when it is fashionable to drink.

It is wonderful that Kazakhstan has such a free press. The media fearlessly expose wrongdoing. It is only ever the opposition that does wrong. Their crimes are heinous. This nation is synonymous with free expression. Liberty is upheld here as in no other land.  Those who do not concur with him on every single issue suffer diseases of the body and soul.

The president is spot on when he persecutes religious minorities. The Jehovahs Witnesses are a scourge. The president is right to ban this Dangerous doomsday cult. These pacifists pose an existential threat to Kazakhstan. It is not at all fascistic to prohibit this religion just as the Third Reich did. If the J W s were allowed to preach then Kazakhstan might fall into a new dark age like Sweden, New Zealand or Japan. These are dirt poor countries.

The president was right to reintroduce the death penalty for paedophiles. This is a step forward. It was not a case of demagoguery or distracting people from economic collapse and kleptocracy.

Kazakh prisons are very luxurious. Dissidents are clamouring to get into theM. Innocnet people are never found guilty. Erudite judges dispense equal justice. They do so without fear or favour. The judicial system is known throughout the world to be impartial. It is a model for other lands.

Nazarbayev has a very strict security Policy. Journalist is the same as terrorist. If anyone dares to disagree with the president then may his tongue shrivel.

The president never wanted anything named after him. He is so modest. It is just that people could not think of anyone or anything else to name things after.

It is delightful that Nazarbayev University bears the glorious name of the president. Likewise the intellectual schools. There is no more celebrated intellectual than Nazarbayev. He is a peerless orator and his writer eclipses that of Pushkin. As a stylist he is unsurpassed. None of his work is ghosted. He sets his face against plagiarism.

No an ob has ever gone missing from state coffers. Graft does not exist in the Kazakhstan Republic. The president sees to that. He is a man of simple tastes and lives within his means. People give him disinterested gifts of hundreds of millions of dollars. This is merely an expression of appreciation for the superb job he is doing. The Republic of Kazakhstan is the only country in the world where there is such a thing as a free luncheon. Do not believe stinking lies about their being a blat system in Kazakhstan. Public officials and CEOs of semi state enterprises are appointed solely on the basis of merit. In the civil service their is open competition for appointments

Prince Andrew felt humbled to meet Nazarbayev because the président s lineage is so much more distinguished. His Royal Highness is known as a man of discernment in choosing his friends and he was mightily impressed by the présidents incorruptibility.  Those who offer the prez douceurs are given short shrift. He has never accepted a brass farthing in a dishonest way.

Kazakhstan has very amicable relations with China. Astan and Beijing agree on human rights being sacred. They are also countries where bribery is unknown. Kazakhstan has given a lot of contracts to Montenegrin companies because they never pay kickbacks.

US and British companies are at a disadvantage in Kazakhstan. This has Nothing whatever to do with the Corrupt Foreign Practices Act.

Kazakhstan lacks only one thing. It does not have enough monuments and institutions named in honour of Nazarbayev. The president is conspicuous in his self -effacemenet. He is so modest that he is intolerant of sychophants. People just cannot think of anything else to name things after.

Mr President is the subject of a hagiography by that most estimable British statesman Jonathan Aitken. Aitken is a man of unimpeachable integrity and has never told a fib in his life. J Aitken is the best Prime Minister the United Kingdom never had. That is why it was singularly apposite for this man to write a biography of Nazarbayev who has also never told a porky pie in his life.

Those who dislike the president are fascists pure and simple. Fascism involves a preposterous cult of the personality. It would require the press being muzzled and the judiciary being suborned. A fascist regime would run show trials in kangaroo courts where dissidents are wrongfully convicted of trumped up charges.  Fascism means that political prisoners are held on bogus charges.  The conditions in prisons would be abysmal. Under a fascist system sham élections are held. Such élections would not meet international standards. It would be accompanied by courting religious authorities.  In a fascist land the police would shoot peaceful protestors dead with impunity. None of this has ever happened in Kazakhstan.

*The Zhenaozhen protestors were terrorists. The fact they were unarmed made them very perilous to the life of the nation. The demonstrators were not shot it was just that these people ran onto bullets.  The bullets were badly hurt by the protestors body and that is the tragedy. It was sickening that the demonstrators asked to be paid their salaries.

The president is a sincere MusliM. When he was a communist he never denounced religion as a fraud.  The president was not very religious in his youth. He became a fervent Muslim at precisely the moment when this started to be politically advantageous.

N A Nazarbayev shows solidarity with his fellow Sunni Muslims.  He believes in supporting his co religionists around thr world. That is why he recognised Israel. It also explains why he is so friendly with Putin who has never demonised Muslims and whose troops never killed a single Muslim civilian in Chechnya. ¨Putin would never false accuse Crimean Tatars of religious extremism just because they would rather not be conquered by a man who praises Stalin who ethnically cleansed them.  It is also why Nazarbayev is si supportive of Assad. The Syrian présidents men have not harmed the hair on the head of even one Sunni civilian.

The president was subjedted to foul slurs by Rakhat Aliyev. May his bones rot! This Aliyev as forked tongued and thoroughly evil. It was horrific that Austria did not extradite him sooner to face justice. R M Aliyev committed lots of crimes while he held high office in Kazakhstan. The president know Nothing about that the head of his security servicde was doing. Do not believe vile mendacities dished up in the fascist press abroad.

In less happy lands people live Under the yoke of oppression. These bludgeoned races are the deniznes if Switzerland;, Norway, Australia, Canada and suchlike hellholes.  Many luckless people from these shattered states have sought emancipation from the wicked despots who torment. They flock to Kazakhstan and seek asylum. They come to ALMATY AND ASTana because the cherish the freedom of the press that this country exemplifies. The media in Kazakhstan is not a Nazarbayev mouthpiece. In nations such as France the media is no more than a megaphone for the dictator. The Kazakh press does not act as a PR agency for the president and his family.

A man of judgment and unimpeachable honesty like Tony Blair honours Nazarbayev. Blair saw in the president a kindred spirit. Nazarbayev is a fellow moderniser . Just like Gaddafi and Karimov He has a post modern attitude to human rights. Nazarbayev is quite right : journalist = terrorist.*

Blind loyalty to Mosows policies is not a case of if you cannot beat them join them. It just so happens that Nazarbayev agrees with every word that Putin ever said.

98 per cent of people voted for the president. The rest are mentally ill. People love to be loyal to this  president of unsurpassed splenderousness. His accomplishments have stupified the world. In a millennium one could not extoll his deeds.

Nazarbayev is a humanitarian like Genghis Khan. He is bathed in the radiance of both the sun and the moon. He is a pious Muslim warrior like Aurangzeb. People are happy to exalt hiM. Verily, Kings abase themselves in his awesome presence. The firey orb in the celestial régions emits its rays out his proverbial.

May he live 10 000 years!

A dre,m of te stat opening of Parlia,nt

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A throng ha asse,bled on Parlia,rnt Saquare: Her Britannic ?ajsty was due any ,o,ent to be there.

Oddly I did not stay to see the roayl cavalacade ride by. Just to the side of Palri,ent here was a s,all side street: In rzlity this is the position of Pprtculiss house: In my revery it was low risd and no river was visible: I went into a s,all house there: The road aw unpaved: It seeled to be ain a s,all tozn on a clody day: I do not recall the xterio fo the house but it was a littl dingy: It cotnained the larges privat libraru in ENgland.

Then I ,et the ,an who owned the house. He aw an old chap aith a pukak accent: He wore a aorn blue oin stipe suit/ He had a thick tahtch of grey haid that had onc ebeen blond; He had a very live din face and was lively in his movelent despite being decidle yover the hill. I chtted to hi,: In the bas,ent therne was a run doan bar and a fezw people sipped ink gins

was he an allquin to ki, philby? I go not recall what this indulegtn and xleoc,ine dlerly gen chatted t ,e about

 

A dream of Moscow

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I was in Russias capital. I wandered around so,e of its central Streets at night. I felt no emotion aboutb being there. I ,et Fr Marcud in a bar. I hzd not expect to see hi, there so it was serendipitous that we chaned to ,eet. The reverend father lived there was a juvenile.

Wer parted cordailly after a couple of hours>. I walked back: The Streets were those leading up the hill fro, Red Square. The buildins were a light Brown colour and about 6 storyes high. I recignised the, Tverskaya? I swa these on a docu,entyar about philby yestnight

So,hoaw I lost my visa. I had to go t a travel gancy. Ticket seels to ,ake ,ore sense ofr the ite, ,isalid but it was a dream. In reality I xhnaged ticket ther ein 2014. The tarvel agent was none other thn Dnirti Peskov. Did not strike ,e ass off at the ti,e. I had to do so,e algoriths, there. It see,s biwarre but that was it. Strikes le this was ,ore iek a test for a job. m I good enough at ?aths for the job. I re,e,ebr how I foueld up the ?aths when I worked for Alexi ‘ years ago

Why do I drea, of this far off city? I Wonder ahether i ,ay go there to work for Fahed; If not I shall pass through it en route to the Volga Valley

 

Appointments to the French cabinet

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It would be pleasing to see Emmanuel Macron appoint more ethnic minority people to the cabinet. He could have chosen Rachida Datti as Prime Minister. Instead he picked a white = an indigenous Frenchman. The new PM is also from northern France.

Rama Yade should also be in the cabinet. Macron wants a Ministry of all the talents. Therefore he will select people from the Socialist Party; the Republicans and minor parties. His own En March (On the Move) will probably have very few deputies elected to the National Assembly.

Having women appointed to public office does not bother me. We are all related to male and female. It is getting more black and Arab French people into top jobs that I am anxious to see.