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2020-12-02 11:17:36 AM  
We are all the EU, Subby.
 
2020-12-02 2:43:07 PM  
Biden better make a space on his shelf for unexpected Nobel prizes.

/plural
 
2020-12-02 7:52:00 PM  
Meh. They haven't had a hit single since that song from the "School Daze" soundtrack.
 
2020-12-02 8:35:31 PM  

HighOnCraic: School Daze


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2020-12-02 10:09:08 PM  
Cue the "apology tour" whargarbl.

Damn right we're apologizing. We should be begging.
 
2020-12-02 10:12:00 PM  
EU is happy to go back to brunch like the rest of us.
 
2020-12-02 10:12:38 PM  
EU and pretty much the entire rest of the world is pleased as punch by Trump's defeat except Vlad and few other strongman tyrant types.
 
2020-12-02 10:13:39 PM  
The only governments not glad are dictators and Israel.
 
2020-12-02 10:18:00 PM  

quatchi: EU and pretty much the entire rest of the world is pleased as punch by Trump's defeat except Vlad and few other strongman tyrant types.


And the Tories. Suddenly the UK is looking reeeaaaally small out there in the ocean.
 
2020-12-02 10:21:02 PM  
Looking forward to making us do all the work.

/amiright
 
2020-12-02 10:34:18 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: quatchi: EU and pretty much the entire rest of the world is pleased as punch by Trump's defeat except Vlad and few other strongman tyrant types.

And the Tories. Suddenly the UK is looking reeeaaaally small out there in the ocean.


And some 70 million "real Americans" who wanted four more years of what we had.
 
2020-12-02 10:43:13 PM  

lilplatinum: EU is happy to go back to brunch like the rest of us.


It's the globalist view which diplomacy requires. Each country puts on its face and keeps the internal squabbling in the background.
 
2020-12-02 10:43:30 PM  
"Let's look forward, not back. Let's rejuvenate our relationship," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

Do that at your own peril. Look back at the last 4 years. Now realize that every 4 years from here on out, this country will flip a coin to determine whether we want sanity and rationality, or delusion and xenophobia.
 
2020-12-02 10:45:48 PM  

AntiNerd: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: quatchi: EU and pretty much the entire rest of the world is pleased as punch by Trump's defeat except Vlad and few other strongman tyrant types.

And the Tories. Suddenly the UK is looking reeeaaaally small out there in the ocean.

And some 70 million "real Americans" who wanted four more years of what we had.


The GOP has done a solid job of convincing a  good percentage of the population that even if the GOP farks everything up the liberals will just fark it up worse.

Which is amazing, in a terrifying way, because we all had it pretty good in the Clinton and Obama years with the GOP terms being a constant, steady decline towards racism, nationalism, and outright theft.

"But the libs will be worse!"
 
2020-12-02 10:46:47 PM  

Weatherkiss: "Let's look forward, not back. Let's rejuvenate our relationship," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

Do that at your own peril. Look back at the last 4 years. Now realize that every 4 years from here on out, this country will flip a coin to determine whether we want sanity and rationality, or delusion and xenophobia.


Is that how you decide which side of the fence you're on?
 
2020-12-02 10:48:21 PM  
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2020-12-02 10:50:00 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Biden better make a space on his shelf for unexpected Nobel prizes.

/plural


U.N.P.I.A.?
 
2020-12-02 10:50:42 PM  
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"I don't have a bowl on my head. YOU'RE the ones with bowls on your heads, you poopy-pants babies!"
 
2020-12-02 10:53:22 PM  
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2020-12-02 11:16:28 PM  
Got news for you -- the entire planet is happy to see an adult in the White House.
 
2020-12-02 11:35:16 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Biden better make a space on his shelf for unexpected Nobel prizes.

/plural


Oh christ, I'm going to puke.

Obama's might have been a bit sketchy but at least he ~advanced~ something.

Simply being "not Trump" and doing business as usual? JFC I would laugh so hard if Biden got a Nobel just for being a Moderate™.
 
2020-12-02 11:54:28 PM  
Of course they are going to be thrilled to be not negotiating with a clown for a while, because guess what? Sensible information based trade policies work for everyone. They will bear in mind that they have seen how stupid decisions from 'murcaland can get, but they don't actually 'care', they will merely factor it into talks and try to make deals that are harder to break.

The EU is the most pragmatic organisation imaginable. Its like their view of Brexit. Once the decision was made the EU just takes the 'Well that's a shame, okay we will negotiate the best result for our members and try to retain a functional working friendly relationship'. however dumb Boris gets the EU shrugs and goes 'okay lets negotiate with the clown man, achieve what is best for our members interests'. Always time for another meeting.

Now member states.. they can go round standing on principle or holding grudges and can sometimes refuse to go along but the EU as a body? doesn't give a fark about the past or posturing, and never ever falls into the stupid Trump trap of thinking international relations is a zero-sum game.

British people have never understood it really, and I think most Americans struggle to get it.
.
 
2020-12-03 12:01:41 AM  
I'm tired of seeing this same headline every few years.
 
2020-12-03 12:03:31 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Biden better make a space on his shelf for unexpected Nobel prizes.

/plural


How about some Ignoble for Trump?
 
2020-12-03 12:32:44 AM  

gaspode: Now member states.. they can go round standing on principle or holding grudges and can sometimes refuse to go along but the EU as a body? doesn't give a fark about the past or posturing, and never ever falls into the stupid Trump trap of thinking international relations is a zero-sum game.

British people have never understood it really, and I think most Americans struggle to get it.


With exceptions, coalition governments are pretty standard in mainland Europe, and have been so for decades.  Multi-party compromise is often the only way any legislation can be passed.  Lateral thinking and deal-making is essential.  The resulting bureaucracy can often be stifling, and they're no strangers to policy deadlock.

But generally, they're not locked into the same binary political system/way of thinking as the U.S, where so much societal discussion is based solely on either/or political affiliation.
 
2020-12-03 1:42:55 AM  

gaspode: Of course they are going to be thrilled to be not negotiating with a clown for a while, because guess what? Sensible information based trade policies work for everyone. They will bear in mind that they have seen how stupid decisions from 'murcaland can get, but they don't actually 'care', they will merely factor it into talks and try to make deals that are harder to break.

The EU is the most pragmatic organisation imaginable. Its like their view of Brexit. Once the decision was made the EU just takes the 'Well that's a shame, okay we will negotiate the best result for our members and try to retain a functional working friendly relationship'. however dumb Boris gets the EU shrugs and goes 'okay lets negotiate with the clown man, achieve what is best for our members interests'. Always time for another meeting.

Now member states.. they can go round standing on principle or holding grudges and can sometimes refuse to go along but the EU as a body? doesn't give a fark about the past or posturing, and never ever falls into the stupid Trump trap of thinking international relations is a zero-sum game.

British people have never understood it really, and I think most Americans struggle to get it.
.


Yes, look at how the practical EU  passed an aid packag- oh no, wait. 2 countries blocked it.
So very sensible.
 
2020-12-03 2:10:04 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: gaspode: Of course they are going to be thrilled to be not negotiating with a clown for a while, because guess what? Sensible information based trade policies work for everyone. They will bear in mind that they have seen how stupid decisions from 'murcaland can get, but they don't actually 'care', they will merely factor it into talks and try to make deals that are harder to break.

The EU is the most pragmatic organisation imaginable. Its like their view of Brexit. Once the decision was made the EU just takes the 'Well that's a shame, okay we will negotiate the best result for our members and try to retain a functional working friendly relationship'. however dumb Boris gets the EU shrugs and goes 'okay lets negotiate with the clown man, achieve what is best for our members interests'. Always time for another meeting.

Now member states.. they can go round standing on principle or holding grudges and can sometimes refuse to go along but the EU as a body? doesn't give a fark about the past or posturing, and never ever falls into the stupid Trump trap of thinking international relations is a zero-sum game.

British people have never understood it really, and I think most Americans struggle to get it.
.

Yes, look at how the practical EU  passed an aid packag- oh no, wait. 2 countries blocked it.
So very sensible.


Like I said.
 
2020-12-03 2:53:21 AM  

Summoner101: AntiNerd: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: quatchi: EU and pretty much the entire rest of the world is pleased as punch by Trump's defeat except Vlad and few other strongman tyrant types.

And the Tories. Suddenly the UK is looking reeeaaaally small out there in the ocean.

And some 70 million "real Americans" who wanted four more years of what we had.

The GOP has done a solid job of convincing a  good percentage of the population that even if the GOP farks everything up the liberals will just fark it up worse.

Which is amazing, in a terrifying way, because we all had it pretty good in the Clinton and Obama years with the GOP terms being a constant, steady decline towards racism, nationalism, and outright theft.

"But the libs will be worse!"


The tories have managed the very same trick here
It's amazing to read the
'Yes they are bad, but it just goes to prove how bad labour would have been'
Comments from Tory voters
 
2020-12-03 3:31:27 AM  
I guess actually we all have to throw out our acrimony machines when Biden takes office. Otherwise, the Nazis will plant seeds in our glares, when really we want to prove there is a peace dividend. Especailly to the youngest generation who has every reason to doubt.

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2020-12-03 2:44:05 PM  

Weatherkiss: "Let's look forward, not back. Let's rejuvenate our relationship," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

Do that at your own peril. Look back at the last 4 years. Now realize that every 4 years from here on out, this country will flip a coin to determine whether we want sanity and rationality, or delusion and xenophobia.


Yep, which is why the EU can't develop any long term plans that are dependent on the US.
 
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