john_b

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  1. President Donald J. Trump

    Thank you for battling the deep stoat, the profound weasel, the philosophical ermine.    
  2. US Presidential Election Fallout

    What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol https://projects.propublica.org/parler-capitol-videos/   As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host. Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy.
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    The Brexit "crowd"?!      
  4. The Vent - NO CHAT!!!

    Third unsolicited phone call of the day - male with Indian accent:   ********************** "We're calling from Windows"   "Sorry, who is calling?"   "I wish you a nice day. We're calling from Windows"   "Yes, in that case please give me the full address of the company"   "But you don't know why we're calling!"   "I'd like to know which company you represent. Please give me your full address"   "We're in Newark"   "Thank you. As I already said, I'd like your full address"   "You're an idiot and a fool" (he then hangs up)   *********  Have a fucking nice day      
  5. President Donald J. Trump

    "Johnson 'glad' to see Trump go", says ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55714276   #shapeshiftingcreep
  6. US Presidential Election Fallout

    GOP fruitcake alert!!    
  7. What are you cooking today?

    This is more a baking than a cooking tale. Whereas I think I've become a good cook down the years, I have very little experience in baking, a skill my old Mum excelled in back in the day   I'll start with a problem. On a whim before Xmas I had bought a couple of Feldschlösschen's Winterbier to which I took an instant dislike. Described as "ein Biermischgetränk aus 80% vollmundigem Bockbier, verfeinert mit dem Geschmack von Pflaume, Kirsche und winterlichen Gewürzen" this overly fruity mix was not good, despite the fact that I have been known to occasionally enjoy a traditional spiced ale,. The problem was what to do with the second bottle - just throw it away? Hmmm...   Then I had a vague memory - making cakes with dark beer, specifically stout. And I quickly googled the following recipe:    https://smittenkitchen.com/2006/11/ganached-guinness-goodness/   Maybe this was worth a shot? As it was, it was my wife's birthday and as everywhere is in lockdown we're cooking and eating at home anyway, so I thought what the heck. I don't have a great track record in cakes - a few years ago I tried to make one, forgot it and ended up with a charred black offering! But this time I followed the recipe carefully, using the Winterbier instead of the Guiness - and lo and behold, we've rarely had a more most and delicious chocolate cake - even my wife was impressed.    So sometimes you need to find a use for something you feel like chucking in the bin - and if anyone is inclined to try it out, I think you'll find this is an excellent recipe.    
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    The British fishing industry's message to Johnson, Gove, Farage & Co...unfortunately rather late 
  9. Brexit: The fallout

      Brexit week 3... Douglas Carswell (UKIP, Co-founder of Vote Leave) has emigrated!   Another two-faced twat.    
  10. Brexit: The fallout

      It's actually a blog post that references the Daily Fail, so don't worry, you're in no danger...
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    Meanwhile...from the FT (no sub required)   From Suez to Brexit and back again: Britain’s long search for a role https://www.ft.com/content/7192f64a-bbc4-4a95-9686-c9a3beb884ea?accessToken=--sanitized--&sharetype=gift%3Ftoken%3D--sanitized--&fbclid=IwAR38C8boLAm9EapYqo4JaIun2jfzTVEtOZCQRIwxcvhUk00pv-7jPwG1G2w      
  12. Brexit: The fallout

      Von El Jeffo lernen heisst siegen lernen!
  13. Brexit: The fallout

    Yada yada yada...The Express has a cupboard full of these articles which it regurgitates ad infinitum. Next up expect a leader piece by Farage on why Ireland is desperate to leave the EU or a candid interview with Andy Wigmore on why he's about to become the UK's Honorary Consul in Belarus.   The Mail is taking a more apocalyptic line at the moment: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/daily-mail-warns-of-brexit-food-crisis-as-mountains-of-fish-rots-and-fresh-food-is-held-up/15/01/    
  14. President Donald J. Trump

    Still 29%? WTF