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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:52 PM

Monty Python's John Cleese and Eric Idle on ... the Trump and Brexit Show

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While Monty Python’s Flying Circus was more subversive than political, both Cleese and Idle are active on Twitter, and are closely following the Brexit “shitshow,” as Cleese calls it, and Trump’s impending impeachment.

Idle admits that, during a break from his busy schedule, he recently became addicted to MSNBC.

“The problem is, the way they cover everything, you constantly think, ‘They’ve got him!’” he says of the coverage of Trump’s travails. “Like they’re coming for him with the handcuffs. The golden handcuffs, of course.”

“It’s been quite clear to me from the very beginning that he is not mentally balanced,” Cleese says of Trump. “He is an extraordinary caricature of an asshole; a person who has no interest in anyone else except himself. Every time he makes a decision, no matter how impulsive it is, it’s the one that makes him feel best about himself for the next 20 minutes. But I think he is now for the first time, because he is really becoming a disaster in foreign affairs, I think some Republicans are beginning to notice it. But the people who support him are basically so ignorant, because they only ever get news from Fox News, I don’t know what you say to people like that. To me, it’s like people who go and watch professional wrestling and don’t realize that it’s fixed. If they can’t see it when it’s right under their nose, I have no idea how they’re going to realize how wrong they are.”


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Reply Monty Python's John Cleese and Eric Idle on ... the Trump and Brexit Show (Original post)
mzmolly Nov 10 OP
spanone Nov 10 #1
3Hotdogs Nov 10 #2
mzmolly Nov 10 #3
erronis Nov 10 #6
empedocles Nov 10 #4
First Speaker Nov 10 #5
Skittles Nov 10 #10
Brainfodder Nov 10 #7
mzmolly Nov 11 #12
Cartaphelius Nov 10 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 10 #9
IthinkThereforeIAM Nov 10 #11

Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:59 PM

1. K&R...👍🏼

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:13 PM

2. CARICATURE of an asshole?

He's the real thing.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:15 PM

3. But he does it with so much

more oompf!

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:50 PM

6. In the case of this particular ahole, it ain't "oompf", just diarrhea (from Bugger King)

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:33 PM

4. Like to see comedians on political ads

some of the jokes, especially with legs, might be very productive.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

5. There's something so utterly British about Cleese's comment...

...sticking the dagger between the ribs, but with a civilized twist. You're so much more gutted than you would be with any American...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:25 PM

10. Cleese is a very intelligent man

yes indeed

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:57 PM

7. Pro wrestling isn't real?



And please do indeed sack those twits after tea and biscuits by order of the Knights Who Say Nee!





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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:53 PM

12. LOL

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:17 PM

8. The best and most accurate is the quote

referring to his supporters;
"But the people who support him are basically so ignorant, because they only ever get news from Fox News, I don’t know what you say to people like that. To me, it’s like people who go and watch professional wrestling and don’t realize that it’s fixed.If they can’t see it when it’s right under their nose, I have no idea how they’re going to realize how wrong they are.”

because THAT is the absolute truth about republicans.
They are the barkers drawing the crowds. The concessionaires selling shit-on-a-stick, to the all-to-willing sheople. The hawkers pedling worthless trinkets that won't survive the trip home to the trash bin. The snake-oil-salesmen promising everything for a pittance, delivering nothing of tangible value. And finally the carnies and the clowns. They ensure distraction with a smooth ride and provide us with a laugh or two, all before the circus leaves our towns for another just down the road, tail lights yet to fade into the distance.
Following closely on the heals of the evangelicals. Made-up of religious zealot republican, polygamist mormons and 99% white, neither of which are willing to follow the laws of society as a whole, as the constitution guarantees. Who rolled up the tents of their side show after fleecing the same people that are next to fund the needs of grifters with mansions and airplanes.



















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Response to Cartaphelius (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 09:39 PM

9. +++!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:34 PM

11. K&R...


... well put!

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