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What’s the European Union ever done for us? Aside from the peace and prosperity?

What ho, Wonkists and Wonkastrians on both sides of the Atlantic! Are we steeling ourselves for potentially the second-greatest electoral mistake of 2016 tomorrow?

We are talking, of course, about the Brexit referendum Thursday, in which UK subjects will decide whether to listen to some Oxbridge Tories and free themselves from the bureaucratic shackles of the European Union, in favor of proper English shackles provided by these same Tories (plus a lot less money).

Polls are basically dead even on whether Great Britain will vote for a British Exit, or Brexit, from the 28-nation EU. Like the rise of the Donald Trump in America, this is a sign that nativist resentment is always a match for pointy-headed intellectual notions about so-called “arithmetic” or “history.” Most economists reckon Britain would be the poorer for leaving the EU, and the precedent would be a setback for the world economy (to say nothing of a continuation of 70 years of basically unprecedented peace between European nations), and could lead to a breakup of the UK itself when Scotland…

Wait, wait, wait, HEY! Where are you going? Look, we know that you, dear reader, have important naked Sara Benincasa movies to watch, so we will let you do your own research on the ins and outs of British trade and immigration policy. We’ll just point out who is for and against Brexit, so that you can know whether your reaction to the referendum results should be “Top hole!” or “Hard luck!”

Against leaving we have not only god-Emperor B.H. Obama and your nerd boyfriend Paul Krugman, but also John Oliver, America’s favorite teacup Englishman. Oliver acknowledges that few things put the British knicker in a twist more than a Belgian bureaucrat, but points out that most arguments in favor of leaving the EU are based on bullshit or simple racism.

Leading the Brexit push (aside from deranged murderers) are some members of the ruling Conservative Party, or Tories. Tory Prime Minister David Cameron came up with the brilliant plan of holding a vote, although he’s against leaving the EU (he just wants a bunch of special rules for the UK). Alongside the pro-Brexit Tories you have the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), a group that thinks the problem with thinly veiled racism is the unnecessary veil.

One of their main reasons for leaving the EU would be reducing immigration into the UK, eliminating the freedom of travel and work across borders that is one of the EU’s main selling points. The other is a mostly crap, but popular belief that Britain sends too much money to “those people,” basically the reasoning behind all those dumb new cities in Atlanta that white people create so they can avoid paying for roads in black neighborhoods.

But most importantly, one of the main proponents of Brexit is this fucking prick, former London mayor Boris Johnson.

Hippie!
He’s much smarter than Trump, so what’s his excuse?

If major electoral decisions are to be decided over haircuts, then Britain should know what to do tomorrow just as much as America should this November.

[BBC]

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  • MsAnthropesMr
    • Villago Delenda Est

      There’s only one response to stupid this grave:

    • Pickwicknext

      That article made my brain hurt so bad….

    • The Wanderer

      Wow. The color of the sky in his little world must be pure gold, with said little world populated by unicorns that fart butterflies.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I loved the part where he said he could “easily” loan his campaign more than the $46 million he’s already loaned it; because A) doubtful he has much more money at all anyway and B) with a whopping $3 million in donations coming in the month he WON the primaries, it’ll be interesting to see if he can get even the stupid rubes who still plan to vote for him to give him enough money to cover the original $46m when the whole thing collapses and burns to the ground.

    • Blank Ron

      <snerks> If his campaign were any ‘leaner and more efficient’ it would be starving to death in an alley somewhere.

  • Skwerl King

    Isn’t Europe that Game of Thrones place?

    • Msgr_Moment

      And they’re trying very hard to keep those swarthy dragon people out.

  • coozledad

    Every time England has been on its own, which has been an extremely rare portion of its history, it’s been a doormat for everyone from the Danes to the French. And curiously, their sense of superiority has never diminished in the face of this.

    This referendum will ultimately shed Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. These fuckers really, really don’t want the payback that’s coming. But that’s racists for you. Don’t know shit, never will.

    • Iron Monkey

      I know it isn’t necessary to point out that by “Ireland” you mean Northern Ireland, so I won’t.

  • calliecallie

    Wonksplaining the Brexit. Portmanteau squared.

  • Personally, I was hoping Greece would be the first to tell the EU and the bankers and technocrats to go take a flying leap. But if Britain wants to trade in the EU bankers and technocrats for British ones, I am ambivalent about it.

  • Oneofthebobs

    Looks like an austerity haircut.

    • Msgr_Moment

      We must stop this incessant flow of illegal tribble immigration.

  • beatbort

    What does Rowan Atkinson have to say about this?
    I’m eagerly awaiting his sequel “Mr. Bean Goes to Brussels”.

    • MsAnthropesMr

      “They can have him” – The British Public.

      • Pickwicknext

        No. Rowan Atkinson is regarded as a comic genius. Blackadder rules Bean

        • beatbort

          “Blackadder” is painfully funny, true that.

        • Lefty Frizzell

          Never “got” Bean, but Blackadder is the creme-de-la-creme of comedy! Loved every second of it for years!! And then BAM, out of the blue, the final scene was just about the saddest, most poignant thing I’ve ever seen on TV and I shed unashamed tears, which Brits are not supposed to do.

          • The Wanderer

            Many in the UK thought it was, as well.

        • MsAnthropesMr

          Ugh.

        • wurman

          What would Benny Hill do? Still dead, I guess.

    • Lamashtar

      …He gets fired by Trump?

  • Scooby

    I blame all this craziness on pubs closing at 11!

    • SmokinGood

      Um…. What?

      • Scooby

        If they could drink after 11 they would be so angry .. Or maybe they would be angrier. Either way it would be the correct amount of anger

        • SmokinGood

          Pubs close at 11? Blast! Now I have to come up with a new excuse for where I’ve been when I stumble home piss drunk at 2:30.

          • Scooby

            My house

    • Iron Monkey

      Time, gentlemen, time…

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Thanks Obama.

    • Querolous

      the time bell rings!

  • calliecallie

    Regarding the former mayor of London, you know what they say “Politics is Hollywood for people who aren’t good looking enough to be in the movies.” Here’s your proof.

    • Joe Beese

      ..

      • Lefty Frizzell

        My goodness that is horrific. And it’s not like he has a great personality or seductive voice either.

        • coozledad

          It’s like a cheap hotdog, but you can tell what’s in it just by looking.

      • FlownOver

        Really know how to scare the children, don’t you?

      • The Wanderer

        Great Blistering Barnacles! Do you mind? I just had lunch!

      • Nounverb911
        • CriticalDragon1177

          That’s like a scene from a horror movie with bad CGI.

      • Justno

        Damn, please give a warning next time!

    • bozilingus

      I thought the picture above was of Gary Busey.

      • The Wanderer

        Gary Busey libel.

      • coozledad

        The American Federation of Motorcycle helmet manufacturers approves this message.

        • bozilingus

          I think this picture was before the “accident”.

      • calliecallie

        Touche!

  • Iron Monkey

    Grexit threats worked so well for the Greeks.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Once the feudal lords get their Brexit and things don’t improve for the serfs, the only possible reason will be that the garlic sniffers are still exerting their socialist influence over British purity from across the channel, so the only solution will be to invade.

    At least that was the entire history of Europe until the EU came into existence, but whatever, maybe it’ll be different this time.

    • AngryKatie

      Most of the feudal lords oppose it. It’s the peasants that are the driving supporters.
      Dogs and cats, living together!

      • Lefty Frizzell

        I think they’re split. The responsible business leaders know which side their bread is buttered, but rabble rousers, the would-be feudal lords, seeking to do away with as much taxation and regulation as possible, have no problems using the serfs’ racism for their own power-grab.

    • TeeRaak

      “We built a tunnel to Yurp and now Yurpeans are flooding our island!1!1!”

    • Creepoman

      The haven’t tried less taxes for the rich and more guns for everyone yet. That approach has fixed everything across the pond.

  • OddMan

    You know what? I’m beginning to think that the memes about Mr. Trump’s and Mr. Johnson’s crazy blond hair just might be true. They are aliens.

    • Sardonicuss

      Nothing but furry sentient brain slugs. From the planet “Furry Brain Slug Planet”. Not very imaginative either.

    • CriticalDragon1177

      Tarantula Trump! Scy Fy’s newest movie! Can America survive the racist arachnid in the white house?

  • Msgr_Moment

    UK’s Brexit Strategy Basically 1. Collect Underpants 2. ??? 3. Profit!

    I’ll sue! I’ll sue! That was totally my classy, yoooge strategy that you stole!

  • Iron Monkey

    Yurrup–they must do things different over there.

  • Bad Granny

    OT, but Holy Hell you guys! Turn on C-SPAN. Dems are staging a sit-in on the floor of the House!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Needs moar red paint.

      • The Wanderer

        Needs more love beads, weed, and doeskin jackets.
        I are An Old.

        • Bad Granny

          John Lewis is leading it, I think he’ll figure it out.

        • coozledad

          If they levitate Mark Walker and then stop suddenly, I’ll watch.

    • Msgr_Moment

      The gunfuckers turned off the feed?!!

      • Bad Granny

        Then they recessed. Must have been time to go give Wayne LaPierre his regularly scheduled reach-around.

    • coozledad

      Real progressives would be farting.

      • The Wanderer

        The BernieBros would be lighting them.

        • Creepoman

          Feel the BERN!!

          • coozledad

            A really strong argument for natural fibers.

          • Creepoman

            (Disregard if you’re having lunch) Ass hairs are natural, and flammable.

      • Bad Granny

        Who says they aren’t?

    • Nounverb911
    • I Only Like Cats

      Feed just got back, R-Florida is presenting a compromise bill, it’s good.

  • memzilla

    And the biggest driver of Brexit and anti-immigrant hysteria is The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch, himself an immigrant.

    • Tio_Doidinho

      Yeah, but white.

    • Iron Monkey

      Yeah, but he is white and almost speaks English.

  • lucidamente

    Naked Sara Benincasa movies. I’ll be in my bunk until the next Ice Age.

  • FauxAntocles

    have important naked Sara Benincasa movies to watch
    Be back, um, tomorrow… maybe…

    • Iron Monkey

      And where might one find these movies–not asking for a friend.

  • Fly

    I say old chaps, Europe looks ripe for colonization.

  • TeeRaak
    • Rick Hill

      I think you can get a monkey for 500 quids. Or a furlong, not sure how the conversion rates work out, how many hogsheads to a goat patch….there’s probably a site for conversion somewhere…

    • bubbuhh

      500 squid is about £8750.00.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Yeah – 1 pound is a sob, 20 is a pony, 500 is a monkey, and 2000 is a jeffrey.

  • Msgr_Moment

    John Lewis on CSPAN, before the sit-in

  • Creepoman
  • I Only Like Cats

    Every British person should be forced to watch that video so you know how stupid and racist the country as a whole is being. D<

  • The Wanderer

    Some people in the UK are confused by all this. In the latest episode of Top Gear, The Stig was described as “Thinking that the Brexit was a laxative.”

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It kinda is…

      • The Wanderer

        Well, we also have to remember that some say The Stig’s head looks like an engine block, and that he has little bunnies painted on his knees.

        • Biff52

          Not gonna lie, I’ll miss having Clarkson on the show.

          • The Wanderer

            It takes a bit of getting used to. I’ve seen two full episodes so far.

          • Biff52

            I’m hopelessly behind, got most of last season to muddle through in my queue still.

  • OddMan

    I kinda want to know how to “Walk the Barratt Way”.

    • Nockular cavity

      It’s the bomb!

    • MsAnthropesMr
    • MrBlobfish

      Judging by that picture, I would say briskly to the nearest air raid shelter.

    • harryr

      A mile in Barratt shoes would do it – they were a shoe manufacturer.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      If I could walk THAT way, I wouldn’t need to Brexit!

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Wild Willy Barratt? That’s really free, man!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYOZyNocrw

  • Jay Vaughn

    WORST WORD EVER!!1!

    • MsAnthropesMr

      I thought that was moist.

      • Jay Vaughn

        Br_xit is still worse.

  • SmokinGood

    As an immigrant, I personally bankrupted the NHS. Or so I’ve heard from the Leave campaign. The Tories tried to stop me by cutting the NHS budget and privatizing, but since I was a non-EU passport holder all they could really do was implement a byzantine system that made it incredibly difficult and expensive to get a work visa, and then force me to pay surcharges in excess of my normal income and social security taxes for access to the health system.

  • coozledad

    Why do world governments permit racism driven Balkanization? England alone is a shitty little country full of soccer hooligans and nukes. Another pariah state in the making.

    • natoslug

      And their fucking beer is too fucking warm! And they mispronounce EVERYTHING!!!!1!!!!!

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        And don’t get me started on the U’s they stick where they don’t belong, as in colour. My spell-check hates snobby extra U’s! And what’s up with this “bonnet/boot” stuff? WE invented cars! WE get to name the parts! It’s a hood and a trunk, dammit!

      • If it wasn’t the scheduled time for my vitamins, I’d be outraged!

  • AngryKatie

    I have a friend living in the UK who has a much better seat for watching this unfold.
    She’s been shocked by how flimsy all of the argumemts are, and how obvious it is that the only real impetus is racism and nativism.

    She keeps wanting to argue with people about it, then she remembers she’s American, and Trump…so she stfu.

    • SmokinGood

      It’s so fucking racist. I’ve been getting all sorts of leaflets in the post from the leave people the last few weeks. SO, SO RACIST.

      • AngryKatie

        So has she. It’s destroyed her view of Europe being less racist than the US.

        She’d have already been aware if she were a soccer fan. Racism is certainly still pervasive here, but you’re not going to see groups of fans screaming racist chants and throwing bananas at black players at a Yankees game.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Not until the first season during the Trumplethinskin administration, anyway.

      • Justno

        I lived in Turkey for a while last year and am horrified by how Turks are being spoken of.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Europeans aren’t actually racists. They’re just nationalists. Works.

      • Lamashtar

        The EU officially decided that ethnicisim is the same thing as racism. Yay?

  • Beowoof14

    We are watching another great fraud foisted upon the public in the name of conservative independence.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Is it just me or does “Brexit” sound like the name of a boy band?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      or a breath mint

      • keenanjay

        I would have guessed toilet bowl cleaner. Or both, like urinal cakes.
        “Don’t eat the mints in there!”

      • James Christopher Owen

        Whole-grain tea biscuit.

  • The best thing about Brexit is it brings together three of the funniest looking politicians on the same side: Wall-eyed duck-mouthed Michael Gove, alcoholic toad Nigel Farage and the aforementioned sheepdog-stumbling-on-hind-legs Boris Johnson

    • It’s either a hilarious sitcom or a modern Wind in the Willows

      • The Wanderer

        Duck, Toad and Sheepdog as opposed to Rat, Mole and Badger?

    • PubOption

      Nigel Farage who has been a Member of the European Parliament while being opposed to the whole idea of a European Parliament. Boris Johnson who thinks is only hope of being Prime Minister is to have David Cameron resign if Brexit wins, and then take over while painting himself as Winston Churchill redux. Self-serving or what?

      • And Gove has failed at Education and Justice and is thick as pig shit.

        Boris used to be funny. He’s parlayed the public’s affection for him as a comical toff oaf into a moon-shot into the highest office. With stupid hair.

  • I Only Like Cats

    The Dems sit-in was obviously planned because the woman in the pearls is wearing her Sunday best.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      why can’t any of these idjits propose a law that isn’t designed to piss off and embarrass republicans? The Dems are grandstanding for their base as much as the GOP is- it’s like neither of them actually wants to do anything

      • I Only Like Cats

        Maybe because the measures they’re supporting are supported 90% by Americans as a whole, they’re common sense, and anything less is almost nothing?

        • natoslug

          If the Dems would meet them halfway, maybe include a free handgun with every law passed, they could get a few Repubs on board.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          The easy fix on the no-fly/no-buy bill is to include reform for the terror watch list to add transparency and due process protections so as to better pass constitutional muster. It would completely take away the GOP’s sole argument against the law. If I can figure this obvious maneuver out, I’m sure it’s dawned on them, too . Yet… nothing from the Dems. And right now, the GOP is using the notorious problems with that list as a catchall excuse not to vote on any of the bills. Take that excuse away- and fix the damn list while you’re at it. It’s long past time we did, regardless the gun issue. Sit-ins and filibusters make for great TV, but they really are useless gestures from the Dems to make it appear that they’re trying, instead of actually doing something- all so they can go home to their constituents and say “hey, at least we tried”.

          • I Only Like Cats

            Which is literally the bill (HR 5544) the Dems are causing a stir over??? I don’t understand your logic??? Are you watching the same thing I am???

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I haven’t seen the house bill- away from the TeeVee. If the House is doing what the Senate isn’t -Good for them!

  • MrBlobfish

    If it means not having to deal with those swarthy Italians, I say go for it.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Not to mention those uppity French!

    • Biff52

      And we don’t want the Irish!

    • Rufus T. Firefly

      After all, the Wogs start at Calais.

      Firefly 2016! Re-engreaten Freedonia!

    • mardam422

      Hey!!

    • greyXstar

      Well then!

  • cousin itt

    I’d vote for Sexit with Sara B. Just sayin’.

    • mardam422

      Sexit? That would mean removing yourself and staying out. I’m more of a repeat the Sexit-Sextrance guy myself.

  • Oblios_Cap

    From what I’ve read the pro Brexit are mainly older Brits, while the younger ones want to stay. you know – the sTrumpets v. everybody else.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    How much you wanna bet if the UK leaves the European Union that Treason flag wavers will use it as an excuse to demand independence for the confederacy again ignoring the fact that the UK never technically stopped being its own country?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Maybe we should hold a referendum…

      • CriticalDragon1177

        A referendum on whether or not neo confederates are idiots?

        • mardam422

          No need. It’s a truism.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      They’d need to act fast: their demographic group, even in the Deep South, is declining. Plus, they want to travel abroad on a “Confederate States of America” passport? And do business with their Confederate money? That didn’t work out so well the last time, and I don’t think they’ve gotten any smarter in the meantime.

      • natoslug

        What do you mean by travel? Once the wall is up, they’re not allowed to leave. Ever. And the closest they get to air transport is a trebuchet.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Well, as long as they don’t get to take any of our stuff with them when they go, I say let the South secede again! (i.e., military bases, federal monies, National Guard support)

      • AngryKatie

        I want the roads and bridges back too.

        • SessileRaptor

          Seriously, I’d want to systematically go through and tear out every scrap of infrastructure paid for with any federal money. Sure it’ll take a while, but we can use the extra time to evacuate all the people who want to stay loyal to the union.

          • AngryKatie

            We could pay Mississippians to do it.
            After decades of Republican oligarchy they work incredibly cheap, and don’t think things like OSHA are needed.

          • SessileRaptor

            We can just tell them “Obama thinks it’s really important that you have interstate highways and bridges.” and stand back.

          • sarafina

            Now that’s a Jobs Program!!!!

    • natoslug

      I’m willing to give them Texas or Missituckybama or whatever, if they all lump in one state, and accept that they have to pay us back for federal lands, they don’t own the mineral rights, and we’re diverting all rivers around their new fucking homeland. Oh, and they have to pay for the wall, and no backsies.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I see you have lumped Kentucky into the likely-departers, and I agree that there’s enough metric butthurt and stupidity here to make the vote awfully close, but I do want to point out that during the original unpleasantness, Kentucky was only a border state. Which basically meant we couldn’t figure out which side we were on, unlike now, when we’re usually on the side of whatever’s going to be the worst for us in the long run. :(

        • natoslug

          I just threw the tucky in because I like the sound of Pennsyltucky. It was originally going to be Missibama, but needed a little more oomph. Really, if I were honest about it, the only patch of America I’d be willing to let them keep as their homeland is the Western Garbage Patch, which might kind of piss off a few other countries.

      • CriticalDragon1177

        No we need to force the South into the twenty first century and we won’t be able to do that if we allow them to leave the union.

        • natoslug

          Forcing them to do anything is a tad aggressive. I’d prefer to allow them to leave the continent or planet, without the option to stay. (yes, I’m sticking with my revision that they don’t get Texas after all, but do get to choose a garbage patch or to wander the stars)

      • Querolous

        Florida. Makes for a shorter wall for them to build.

    • harryr

      Are some Texans not already trying that?

  • Biff52

    Nekkid Benincasa?

    BRB…

    • Joe Beese

      fap fap fap…

      • mardam422

        I know, right?

    • Hutch

      Benincasa can’t hold a, um, candle to my favorite kitty:

      • CriticalDragon1177

        I don’t want to see your cat porn.

        • Hutch

          Bow-chicka-meow-meow!

      • natoslug

        GAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!1!!!! Trigger warning, please, when showing Rick Scott nudes!

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHH!!

      • AntiDerpomeme

        That is either the best or worst kitty picture I’ve ever seen. I’m still deciding which…

      • Gleem-McShinez

        Someone’s unlclear on the concept of shaved pussy pixxx.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Bunk? REX-IT

  • Msmlg1979

    How did that dude get out of The Matrix???

  • Ducksworthy

    To actually address the problem the Brexits are unhappy about, what they need to exit is the Commonwealth. Or take a time machine back and exit the Empire.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Instead of building an empire, they should have focused on scientific research and gone for the spaceship victory.

      • Yeah, but then you’ve got that tiny military and Gandhi starts lobbing nukes at you…

        • limberrat

          Who knew Gandhi was so violent…

          • Fun fact (YMMV), but in Civ 2, Gandhi was such a warmonger because they set him as TOO peaceful, so if anything made him happier, it rolled over to “complete asshole”, and hilarity ensued.

    • mardam422

      Maybe they can go back to that time when America was great, too.

    • limberrat

      They need to borrow Hillary’s.

    • Teecha

      Nononoooo. They liked the empire. But the part where we had total control of a load of fuzzy wuzzies armed with mangos. Because we had guns.

      • Lamashtar

        …America knows the answer! Its guns, right?

  • Mpeg

    “Brexit” might be the worst portmanteau since “Breezus.”

  • Biff52
    • Bad Granny

      I had a ferret named Mr F. He was, shall we say, special.

  • Duke

    “Hey, we’re on an island! Screw you!”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “We only wish you were on one island!”
      — Ireland

      • Pickwicknext

        And get out of the top bit!

        -the Scots

  • MrBlobfish

    That’s a metric fucktonne of butthurt.

  • chascates

    Can we vote to rejoin the British, cause I would like universal health care, the ability to live anywhere in Europe, and a Queen other than Lindsey Graham?

    • CriticalDragon1177

      Yeah, well I don’t think the British would like our guns.

      • chascates

        I’m willing to donate them to Mexico or someplace.

        • cousin itt

          Mars needs guns.

      • edith prickly

        I say old chap, would you mind putting down the AR-15 before you pass me the chocolate digestives, there’s a good fellow. ‘strordinary, never seen anyone bring a gun to tea before.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Annnnnnnddddd, we have a winner in the “Write like Wodehouse” sweepstakes! Please pick up your prize at the front desk!

    • cousin itt

      Would that mean I’d have to have a fried tomato every time I want eggs in the morning? But I’m totally down with a toast rack.

      • chascates

        It should be a broiled tomato along with blood sausage, bacon, baked beans, broiled mushrooms, toast, fried eggs, and a pint of porter. They call it ‘the full-on heart attack’ I think.

        • Sardonicuss

          cut the beans and mushrooms, extra order of spam

          • chascates

            I forgot to mention the fried potatoes.

          • Bear OmNomNom

            Baked beans are off!

          • Biff52

            Until the DNC Fart-In, that is!

          • Lamashtar

            Bacon spam is delicious!

        • edith prickly

          Where’s the fried bread?

          • keenanjay

            Benignly called “toast.” The one full English breakfast I had, couldn’t eat the toast or the blood sausage. Gamely tried them though.

          • chascates

            Forgot about that as well!

        • OddMan

          As an old who grew up on biscuits and gravy for breakfast, I really think a good English breakfast is manna from heaven.

          • Teecha

            This?

        • Lefty Frizzell

          I call that “Saturday”.

        • Teecha

          What the fuck does broiled even mean?
          No. It’s a fried tom, fried black pudding (if you’re a savage) fried sausage, fried bacon (and none of that stripy shite thanks) fried mushrooms, fried eggs, fried bread, and baked beans.
          You grill it all if you’re middle class (like me. Except always fry the eggs)

          • chascates

            Good thing I’m back on my statin drug.

          • Bear OmNomNom

            Do those breakfasts make England “Statin Island”?

          • Biff52

            Of course you fry the eggs, otherwise they fall through the grill.

        • goonemeritus

          I find the baked beans off putting.

      • SessileRaptor

        I’ll eat your tomato if you don’t want it.

        • Historicat

          “Eat your tomato” – is that what the kids are calling it these days?

      • edith prickly

        NO SPAM

      • sarafina

        Toast racks make for COLD TOAST. In the hotel restaurant, I had to get my own toast from the server area or the butter wouldn’t melt.

    • goonemeritus

      You govern with the queen you have not the one you want.

    • phoenix00

      You could join us Canadians. We have all that, and a Charter of Rights And Freedoms!

  • Sardonicuss

    So…..the’re not an autonomous collective?

    • Malmborg Implano

      You’re fooling yourself.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Someday, someone will have to compile a reading/viewing syllabus for this site.

        • sarafina

          Why?

        • brinylon

          I’m pretty new here but but I do know we’re living in a dictatorship.

          • Msgr_Moment

            That’s an excellent start, Comrade.

  • Bear OmNomNom

    Wonkastrians? Does this mean it’s time for “Also Sprach Wonkathustra”?

    Al… so… too………..
    WITH VOTES!!!

    • sadboy

      I am assuming Trump is the Wonkastrain Demiurge

  • baconzgood

    I didn’t know that Gary Busey was British.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The difference is, Boris Johnson knows he is no longer Mayor of London. Nick Nolte is…not sure.

      • baconzgood

        I got nick Nolte and Gary Busey confused and had to edit.

  • Callyson

    Polls are basically dead even on whether Great Britain will vote for a British Exit, or Brexit, from the 28-nation EU.

    Tell me, NYT link, what do the Brits themselves think?

    Telling Sign? Many Supporters of ‘Brexit’ Expect Defeat

    When Survation asked, “Regardless of how you plan to vote, what do you think the result will be?” just shy of 40 percent of people said the “remain” camp would win. Only 26 percent said that “leave” would prevail.

    Looking forward to following the results of this one…

    • Lefty Frizzell

      I go with the bookies, because there doesn’t appear to be a pundit in the world who understands the difference between polls that are consistently close and polls that are consistently close in the same direction.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Tory Party Hack: “Mr. Cameron, terrible news, the Brexit polls are very close.”

    Cameron: “What? That’s great news. A close vote will help me extract concessions from the Eurocrats because we are on the edge of leaving. All part of my perfect plan.”

    TPH: “But the polls are so close, Brexit could easily win this thing.”

    Cameron [shits pants] “Quick, get me a check on my eligibility for emigration to Canada, and get my stock broker on the line.”

    • cousin itt

      Beauty plan, eh?

    • BosGrl

      Poor Canada, they’re like, hey you Americans and Brits, please, we don’t want you…

      • Latverian Diplomat

        In retrospect, putting “True North brave and free” into a song sung at sporting events made it too easy for Americans to find the place: the directions are right there.

    • limberrat

      He really likes holding votes on things and not really thinking of the consequences does he?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Well, the electoral reform referendum that Nick Clegg sold the Lib Dems for worked out well for Cameron. A guy gets over-confident after something like that.

    • Pickwicknext

      I thought Cameron was tied to that Panama papers thingy?

      • Msgr_Moment

        I’ve never liked him. He seems like a cold fish.
        Ooops. I meant he seems to like a cold fish.

  • Malmborg Implano

    Stay or leave, they’ll still be dominated by the same corporate overlords.

  • I Only Like Cats

    You guys, you guys! Gun control might actually pass the House!

    • BosGrl

      I hope the Dems don’t get pepper sprayed during their sit in.

      • cousin itt

        The Revolution will be hospitalized.

      • I Only Like Cats

        Actually a Florida Repub *shocking, I know* presented a bill that would add due process to the terror watchlist and keep terrorists from buying guns.

    • chascates

      The GOP turned off the camera a little bit ago to fuck things up.

      • BosGrl

        FREEDUMB OF INFORMATIONZZZZZ

      • I Only Like Cats

        ????? I don’t understand

    • Peripatetic Poltroon

      That’s sooo adorable. Like a puppy in a mirror.

      • I Only Like Cats

        It literally fixed the only issue on either side of the aisle. What do you mean? .-.

        • Peripatetic Poltroon

          The Dems are having a sit-in and the Reps have turned off the cable TV feed. There is zero chance that gun control will pass the house & only a marginal chance that there will even be a symbolic vote.

          • Lamashtar

            At this point, I wouldn’t be surpised if the republicans enacted rules to bar politicians from the Capitol if they don’t behave.

  • greyXstar

    Conservatives. It’s always conservatives.

    • Sardonicuss

      It’s a global brain fungus.

      • greyXstar

        Just like The Last of Us. Except really unbelievably racist.

  • Biff52

    How much more borked can disqus get, mah gawd?

    • Sardonicuss

      The bearing on the server squirrel wheel needs a change out.

      • Bad Granny

        They need to stop lubing it with peanut oil.

        • limberrat

          Follow Doc McStuffin’s terrible advice and use Olive oil!

        • Pickwicknext

          Gun oil only!

          • Bad Granny

            ‘Murikuh!

          • Peripatetic Poltroon

            That tastes bad with squirrel.

      • cousin itt

        One on’t cross beams gone owt askew on treadle.

    • Msmlg1979

      Disqus and Sex Panther cologne work 60% of the time, every time.

      • Pickwicknext

        I knew i recognized that stench

      • Biff52

        Really a product? Have they ever smelled cat musk? Gross!

        • Msmlg1979

          No, it’s not real, and we should all be thankful for that.
          https://youtu.be/5ccp-lEmoAE

          • Biff52

            Awesome! Too bad movie references are wasted on me, I just don’t watch them.

      • limberrat

        SEX PANTHER POWERS ACTIVATE!

        https://youtu.be/KY5Ug1OW5O4?t=396

    • Master Contrail Program

      It is remarkable isn’t it? They only have one job, two if you count the tracking and marketing research. It’s not like it’s Disqus Comment Portals, Asphalt, and Cheddar Biscuits LLC.

    • Skwerl King

      I’ve been on hold with customer service for over an hour. You’d think for the money I paid them they would be more considerate!

  • limberrat

    Wait, this is an AMERICAN blog! We don’t need no tea drinking stories here. The world revolves completely around us! Donald Trump said so!

    • Bad Granny

      What if I bring petit fours?

      • greyXstar

        The cakes we like!

      • Jeff in the desert

        Is that the fingers on Trump’s hands?

        • Reddishrabbit

          No, that is tres petite

          (The Google says very small)

          • alpacapunchbowl

            Les doigts de Drumpf sont très courtauds. (Drumpf’s fingers are very stubby)

  • limberrat

    Also, fuck that embarrassment Boris Johnson and screw off Nigel Farrage!

  • Bad Granny

    “Good day sir! I say good day!” -Brexit supporters, probably.

    *Edited to close bold.

  • Me The People

    Brexit would be an economic disaster – but it’s not really about economics, and it isn’t about the UK – it’s all about the English and that little Englander psyche. The vast majority of the people of Scotland don’t share these neuroses about loss of Empire and scary foreigners and will be voting Remain.

  • greyXstar

    You had me at “naked Sarah Benincasa”…

    • cousin itt

      And then I was left bereft, only to fap for myself.

      • greyXstar

        I only regret that I have but one pre-lunch fap to give

        • Msmlg1979

          One? Being a girl certainly does have it’s advantages!

          • Pickwicknext

            Indeed!

          • Msmlg1979

            Fap allll day…Fap allll night…we got all the faps to give!

          • Pickwicknext

            Well, when we’re not on a city bus enroute to work. But otherwise, definately!

          • cousin itt

            Which city bus would that be?

            Asking for someone, maybe a friend, could be, could be.

          • JustPixelz

            (googles “fap on bus”)

            Um …

          • Gleem-McShinez

            Rule Route 34

          • Jonny On Maui

            Leave it to you to turn a serious discussion into a fap session.

            Thank you so very much!

          • Msmlg1979

            All the boys were fapping. I am simply bringing the female perspective to this discussion. Feminism. Equality. Learn about it! ;)

          • Jonny On Maui

            Oh bs. You started the whole fab session when someone mentioned Clive.

            Everyone just, as they should, followed your lead…

          • Msmlg1979

            Read the thread, and I will later furiously fap to the sweet, delicious taste of a male apology!

          • Jonny On Maui

            The very first mention of ‘fap’ where no comments are allowed;

            Msmlg1979 limberrat • 26 minutes ago
            Clive Owen? Where? My turn!

            Fap Fap Fap FAP FAAAAAAPPPPPPPP

            You may have this for later, I’m sorry!

          • Msmlg1979

            NOPE! First mention of fap was in reference to Sara Benicasa nekkid. You are wrong, Sir, wrong, I say! The defense rests.

          • Jonny On Maui

            You are correct that the first mention of ‘fap’ was in the article. I maintain my position that the first mention of ‘fap’ in the non-comments was in reaction to Clive. While I believe that is the correct reaction to Clive, I apologise for continuing and will now shut up and hang my head in shame.

          • greyXstar

            Yeah until you go bleeding out of your wherever! No I don’t want to talk about it, it’s disgusting. Bigly!

          • Msmlg1979

            Right?! Can’t we discuss something beautiful and elegant, like ballsacks?

          • greyXstar

            I have this in my search history now

          • Master Contrail Program

            Judy can.

          • JustPixelz

            Way to rub it in. WAIT! That didn’t come out right. WAIT! Neither did that.

    • limberrat

      Crap…I am at work…..

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I read today that both John Cleese and Joan Collins were pro Brexit, so that gives me some new insight into their characters. I’m disappointed in Cleese.

    • Pickwicknext

      Cleese is still broke from his last divorce. I’m actually surprised there hasn’t been another Python reunion…

      • Cindyinencinitas

        Him and Eric Idle are coming to San Diego next year so I guess they’re touring to fill up the coffers.

    • Sardonicuss

      He hates everyone equally.

      • Randy Riddle

        He’s a Libertarian?

    • Jeff in the desert

      Well, unfunny Cleese has a series on Marketing and wants to sell it to the newly freed Brits.

      • dslindc

        This one?

    • Mavenmaven

      Cleese has been a right wing nag for quite a while unfortunately.

      • Jeff in the desert

        He is a lobbyist for Spam. A food on Maine’s no eat list.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Whatever spam is, it is not a ‘food’…

          • Amalga

            Musubi libel!

      • sarafina

        He IS kind of old.

    • RoyalUglyDude

      John Cleese lives in Santa Barbara, so he already voted with his feet.

  • Indiepalin

    Those Brits who want to stay are ignoring one simple fact: if England had been in the EU in the early sixties, the Beatles would have played accordian music.

    • Jeff in the desert

      See what it did to Mexican music when the Germans moved there (specifically the Mormons escaping suppression of polygamy).

      • Sardonicuss

        Fucking accordions – diablo viento

        • Jeff in the desert

          The Devil’s Starbuck coffee size?

          • Sardonicuss

            Wind. Not Vente.

          • Jeff in the desert

            uh, OK. it wasn’t funny……

          • Sardonicuss

            Glad you agree.

    • Lazy Media

      You’re claiming they didn’t? Au contraire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyclqo_AV2M

  • cousin itt

    Meanwhile, we await the all-important vote from the Druidic Community.

  • dslindc

    Ok, but what does Jethro Q. Walrustitty think?

    • Vecciojohn LLC

      Very silly.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Chris Mathews once fucked a cabbage patch doll and then Pat Buchanan raised the offspring and named it Boris…..

    • JustPixelz

      Once?

  • dslindc

    Will Boris be building a wall in the English Channel and making mainland Europe pay for it?

  • OT, but wasn’t Drumpf supposed to spew some argle-bargle this morning? Or was that yesterday morning?

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      He did some Irony today.

  • Mavenmaven

    I blame Mitt Romney.

  • Teecha

    Oh, this is incredibly dull and annoying. And an absolute abdication of leadership that it’s even happening. But on the plus side, I now know who to cull from my facebook ‘friends’ because they’ve recently revealed themselves to be a little bit racist.

    A colleague of mine was recently telling me, absolutely furious, that he had to wait in line at the chemist in Leicester. He was not annoyed about the weight but that the four people in front of him were not speaking English. The irony of him telling me this in a queue in the supermarket in Qatar when we were not speaking Arabic was entirely lost on him.

    • Lazy Media

      Saw a cute story. Supposedly a woman wearing a niqab was chatting in a language other than English on a British train, when a guy loudly complained that she should speak ENGLISH, since they were in England. Another passenger interrupted. “We’re in Wale, and she’s speaking Welsh.”

      • Usedtobeyellerdawg

        They make the best grape juice!

  • BosGrl

    Buddy movie starring Boris and Donnie…

    • Jeff in the desert

      Evil Twins from different Mothers.

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      Crazy and Crazier?

    • Master Contrail Program

      Me, Myself and Irate?

    • Master Contrail Program

      This Is The End?

    • Master Contrail Program

      A Nightmare on Downing Street IV: The Blame Masters?

    • Swampgas_Man

      Didn’t those two have a slapfight a month ago?

    • MrCanoehead

      Tango And Debt

  • Blank Ron

    Has the Orange One weighed in with a lame ‘joke’ yet, revealing that a) he has no idea what ‘Brexit’ refers to, and b) that he has zero idea of its significance?

    • DoILookAmused2u ?

      I am pretty sure he grasped it’s about getting brown folks out, and so is for it once explained what it was about.

    • Panika MCD

      yes. it was both. once the reporter who asked him about it explained it to him, he said he favored it.

    • DesertedPictures

      Hè actually was asked about a Brexit. Trump did not know the term. Hè was however in favor.

  • DesertedPictures

    It’s even worse if you look at the polls. Who are for brexit? Old people. Who are against? Young people. Who will be alive to enjoy British independence in the next decades? The opponents. Pfff

  • fka_donnie_d

    What the fuck is it with these assholes and bad hair?

    Also, let’s cut the shit. Even using the word “strategy” at this point is disingenuous. They’re post-theistic millenarians. Their “strategy” is “nuke everything and start over”. They don’t want o live on the same planet as people who are different than them, so increasing global conflict makes more dead people. Yay!

    • Me The People

      It’s like some kind of deconstructed bowl cut.

      • cynmac

        The bangs to cover up the fivehead is especially egregious.

  • Randy Riddle

    Boris Johnson – 1964 just called and wants its Beatle wig back.

  • cousin itt

    Even Jeremy Clarkson is for remain you wankers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPz179E7rhA

    • Biff52

      “I haven’t got a penknife.”
      Really? on Knifecrime Island?

    • Me The People

      He is now only 99% wanker in my eyes.

    • HazooToo

      God, I fucking hate the new Top Gear hosts. I fucking hate them. I miss the three giant idiots. So much.

  • Randy Riddle

    I’ve heard that Brexits are sort of like Triscuits, but with less Sandy Duncan.

    • Msgr_Moment

      I 1/2 S W Y D T

      • FauxAntocles

        Naughty!

  • Me The People

    In Scotland, we have Nicola Sturgeon, here she is ripping Farage a new one over his bigotry towards immigrants during last years Indyref debates. (If there is a vote for Brexit, this will directly or indirectly trigger another Scottish independence referendum.)

    https://youtu.be/TtMzxnH8fxQ

    • dshwa

      That reminds me of my favorite quote by a Scotsman. The current head of the Scottish Football association on the possibility of merging into a Great Britain for international football (i.e. the World Cup) the way they compete in every other sport for the Olympics: “I would rather lose every game for a thousand years as Scotland than win one game as Great Britain.”

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Don’t forget Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Tory Leader, doing the same to Idiot Boy Boris in ‘The Great Referendum Debate’ the other night. You wouldn’t think that the two of them belonged to the same party.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    Who would want to toss out 70 years of peace and economic stability? Tossers.

    • sarafina

      I was amazed when I learned that roughly every 20 (TWENTY) years the English, Germans, Spanish or French would have a war. Until the Atom bomb was dropped and apparently shit got real. The British, who imo basically fucked up everywhere they spent much time, may be stupid enough to leave, but $$money$$ sings both sweetly and loudly.

      • Robin

        You would hope so. But there’s a whole bunch of mouth breathing bigots in the US too. It’s all the asshole hooligans from the 80’s, who now need to blame someone for their shit lives, and HEY IMMIGRANTS MAKE ME ANGRY!!!

        I’ve had to block maybe 1/4 of my friends from back in england because of this damn brexit stuff.

        I really hope they stay, or i’ll have to apply for Irish citizenship for an EU passport, and that’s going to be a pain.

      • Jamie Sibley

        The cases for leave aren’t all stupid, its moreso people not agreeing with the anti-democratic backroom politics that goes on with a dozen unelected officials making all the decisions with the elected MEPs having no vote themselves. The world won’t stop trading with the UK because they want out. Money talks loudly, and there will still be plenty. The financial capital of the world isn’t going anywhere.

    • Jamie Sibley

      Brexit doesn’t mean economic instability or war. The world won’t suddenly stop trading with the UK because they decide they want out of a very flawed union with a president that just happens to be a complete wanker.

  • Juan de Fuca

    Damn, Boris Johnson really went off the rails after Point Break.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Trumpdick over at Gatewaypundit crowing about how Trump kicked the RINOs with his speech, so I innocently stated that now they’ll all be voting Libertarian.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    TrumptyDumbty and Boris’Johnson. Brothers with different mothers?

    • cynmac

      Eskimo Brothers. It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

    • jmk

      Well..both of them were born in NYC, although Boris is 18 years younger… maybe not brothers? Maybe closer than that? It would be soooooooooooooo irresponsible not to speculate!

  • thenextday

    Boris Johnson once ruined my breakfast! In April he and I were staying at the same hotel in Manchester, UK – not together!!!!! The hotel had a buffet breakfast and I was just settled in to enjoy my full English (except for the bloody blood sausage, ewwww) when he walked past me to get to the buffet….the repulsive man ruined my appetite. Twat.

    • DrGecko

      I was in a hummus place once. The TV was tuned to Israeli news, and Ariel Sharon came on. Never realized it before, but he must have weighed 300 pounds. He didn’t walk; he steamed. And he presumably ate hummus.

  • Chris Hall

    Nothing to do with Brexit, but I’m sat in a pub right now not 5 mins walk from where that picture of the bus in the crater was taken. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balham

    • BosGrl

      No one ever said you Brits weren’t strong as hell.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Trump just did a half-flip on the Brexit:

    “I don’t think anybody should listen to me…”, said Trump referring to the Brexit.

    Yep. I think that should be his new campaign slogan.

    • Lamashtar

      Someone told him Brexit would make his stock go down.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      He arrives in Scotland on the day of the referendum, so very few people are going to be interested in listening to him. We’ve got more important things on our minds.
      And can I say a quick hello to the people living beside his golf course in Aberdeenshire, who are welcoming him by flying Mexican flags.

  • cynmac

    Hey, dumb new cities in Atlanta have nothing on the dumb new Braves stadium with no mass transit access and the “bridge to nowhere” that won’t lead to somewhere for some time.

    • Dutchman

      Snobb County has many, many more years of experience at these shenanigans. John’s Creek is taking active measures to catch up.

      • cynmac

        “Dandy” Springs and Dunwoody seem to be fairly well run, comparatively – but they are in Dekalb County which has its own corruption issues.

  • yyyaz

    Keep in mind that BoJo is the mayor who couldn’t live on the London mayor’s stipend of a mere $200,000 USD annually. So The Daily Telegraph hired him to bless their readers with his erudite wit for an additional $300,000 (later increased to $375K) to shut his yap about his pittance of a salary: hush money to keep the wankers in the dark as to what a money-grubbing 1%-er he is. A true Tory.

    • jmk

      WTF did he spend it on? Didn’t he bike to work?

  • Crank Tango

    You lost me at Naked Sara Benincasa movies.
    I mean that literally–I clicked so fast I sprained my finger, and then my fapping wrist.

    • Grizz1y

      Why isn’t she famous with an HBO series instead of the sister-diddler? Sara’s actually funny and cutely sexy.

  • sadboy

    This whole episode should be written up as a new Blackadder series. Can we get Hugh Laurie as the Rt. Hon. George Colthurst St. Barleigh as the Prime Minister?

    I wish we could get Rik Mayall to come in as Lord Flashheart, but he has shuffled off this mortal coil, alas.

    • cynmac

      Rik Mayall in The Young Ones was the first most hilarious series that I saw when I first got cable TV in the 1980’s.

      • Robin

        He was brilliant in Bottom too. I STILL make a joke at christmas about running out of brandy butter, but still having the recipe for vodka margarine.

      • Serai 1

        I adored him as Herod in the 2000 Jesus Christ Superstar. Hilarious and creepy at the same time.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaOfBQ5uw6M

    • JustDon’tSayDittos

      I was hoping they’d do a Cold War Smiley’s People send-up.

    • Zhu Bajie

      At least one episode devoted to pig sex.

  • YayConspiracy
    • Serai 1

      Oh man, haven’t heard that one in a LONG time. * sigh * He was so fucking sexy, he could even make that silly heel-wagging step cool. Thanks for that!

  • Last Hussar

    There is a problem with free movement for some areas, in as much as 4 young single Polish blokes can share a house, and thus can price out those with a family. But you could say the same about scourers, coming down here taking jobs from southerners. So there is a problem, but not to the sort of extent as leavers make out.

    Part of it is to do with pooling powers, people don’t truythose far away- imagine DC taking some of your state powers.

    So people have fears, ordinary people who are being let down by the system, 35 years of right wing politics

    Into this comes a competent Trump – farage. For years he’s blamed the EU. Because his message resonates, tories and labour have been losing votes to ukip. Never mind their other policies are basically GOP. It’s all the fault of Mexico… I mean eastern Europeans this forced Cameron into a corner… Why won’t you let the people decide?

    Add to this a naked power grab by BoJo, a man who said in February that leaving would be madness.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      So basically, it has not been only USA conservatives with decades long fun of instilling hate and fear into people in order to turn them increasingly isolationists and thus less educated and prosperous and thus, easier to control?

      • Last Hussar

        Yes and no. Go and Google Enoch Powell Rivers of blood speech, which is somewhat notorious.

        Remember until the US army arrived in 42, most British people didn’t see any non whites not in the movies. Immigration has tended to be in waves, so rapid change. And like i noted with modern neo con politics the expansion isn’t always there to take the extra. Add to that that western politicians are not addressing post industrial landscape, it does put pressure on some sectors. On the radio was a guy saying they queue at the factory, but the unqualified eastern europeans are taken on as they are cheaper. Now if that is a short term saving and the factory closes because of the untrained workers, it is no comfort to those who lost their job to start with. Think the guys who have to train their H1B immigrant replacements.

        5 Years ago the idea of a Polski Sklep was non existent, and now they are in every town. Add to that the retreat of the right from public services, putting pressure on what is left, and people get angry. Pointing out that the reason they can’t get a doctors appointment is austerity cuts no ice when they hear immigration is 300000. thats only 0.5%, but people see and hear more and more immigrants, and so see them as a problem. Failure to build is putting pressure on housing, and any extra body will make that worse. However 35 years of public bad private good means that there is less social housing, and rents are just stupid (no control on the agents exacerbates the situation- ofeten there are hundreds in fees every year, with rent rising all the time.

        people make a connection. Farage takes advantage of this. The stupid thing is they want to replace EU immigration with non EU, while all the time saying the EU will let in Non EU refugees.

  • SeeTrain65

    Boris Johnson: The white version of the Trump ‘do.

    And seriously, though, watch those naked Sara Benincasa movies. Well, at least this (NSFW) one.

  • Zhu Bajie

    Brexit, then haul up the anchor, fire up the engines and move some place warm, like Singapore or Madagascar.

  • Zhu Bajie

    Has Boris had sex with a pig, too? Or was HE the pig?

  • handyhippie65

    the right here wants to exit as well. they just don’t want to live in texas to do it. by the way, sara, you eat that egg roll girl. if i were 20 years younger, i’d give you my number. i loved a lady who looked like you for 16 years, till that fuck cancer took her away from me. be proud of your curves. who wants a straight road, when the curvy ones are so much more fun, and interesting.

  • brucej

    Are we sure that Boris Johnson isn’t just Mat Lucas in a fright wig playing the part of “Blowhard Tory #1”???

  • bobbert

    As it happens, I was just in London and Dublin for a few days. And, full disclosure, if I were a Brit, I’d vote Remain. But, in my best Friedmanesque discussions with folks in pubs, and taxi drivers, I learned two things:

    (1) The Remain folks may have over-sold the dangers of Leaving. Two guys I talked to said they believed the economic analysis favored Remain, but they were now leaning Leave because “We’re British. Don’t threaten us”.

    (2) In Dublin, I learned of a possible side effect that I had not seen considered. If the decision is Leave, there will likely be, once again, a formal border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Several people, in various stages of intoxication (including cold sober), were worried that this would lead to a resumption of the Troubles. FWIW, none of them thought this would be a good thing.

    • Jamie Sibley

      Not only have the dangers of leaving been over-sold, but the President of the EC has been making threats of various forms. As you pretty much figured, you don’t threaten the Brits unless you want a blunted cutthroat at your nutsack. Its about as much of a bad idea as threatening the Aussies. The point on Ireland’s an interesting one. I don’t see any reason for an escalation though, since current sentiment is for a still divided Ireland in the north.

  • Jamie Sibley

    There are still plenty of arguing points for Brexit Left, which means not very much bullshit and no racism. To summarise, it finds its grievances primarily with the very structure of the EC being flawed and the EEC being prone to collapse with the whole host of issues caused by Germany’s strong economy propping up the Euro and causing a whole host of issues in Greece, Italy, Spain, Poland and the old East Bloc. That, and what could be described as a rabid hatred for TTIP, and concerns that the as previously mentioned unelected EC dozen will just sign it through anyway despite any criticism and arguing against. Needless to say, those of us that support Brexit Left are a minority among the Brexit group, and among the Left, because we disregard the mainstream talking points and arguments in favour of a healthy dose of skepticism.

  • Last Hussar

    It’s 1am, and we are looking fucked. I for one welcome our new Chinese owners.

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