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Political humour, satire, memes etc. Not serious stuff

Its up to the Septics who they want as president.

Living there for 3 years showed me just how divided the country is along political lines. Country dwellers over there are inherently Republican as they tend to be more self sufficient and just want to get on with their own lives without big government telling them what to do. Major cities are democrat where they want to micro manage everything and everyone and give to the workshy.

Trump is an idiot for running the country via Twitter as it was but he did do some good things. Winding up other NATO countries by telling them to get their hands in their pockets instead of leaving everything to the US/UK being one, actually wanting to control the southern border being another. Lets not forget that the Democrats rioted across many cites, burning and looting and protested around the capitol building when Trump won the previous election.

I think the fun will come over there if the election ends up being really close. Lots of guns and pi**ed off people make a bad mix. Could some states want to leave the United States as a result? Possibly.

Do they report our elections ? , I doubt it. Yes they are the world police with us as their lap dog but the carpet coverage of the election YEAR over here really gets on my tits.
 
It looks like the mountain of post Brexit paperwork the EU has introduced, is also giving some of its members some grief, especially those that like the UK tourist money.
@SONAR-BENDER any thoughts?

We are in a 'Spanish' bit of Spain. Also, we are 100% resident - got the ID Card, driving licence, tax bill, the lot! However, we know lots of folk that are peeved they can only come for 90 days, especially in the winter. (We had flat calm seas, blue sky and 22 degrees today! Better than Faslane according to my sister!)

They only folk buying just now are Skandis and Germans, but the Spainish do love us, or our money at least. I have heard that France is trying to bin this 90 day bit too for Brits. In our area there are plenty of nice restaurants, where Brits would eat. This year we are noticing that a lot of places are taking a longer Christmas and New Year break after the holidays.

Not very far from us is Nerja, which is considered the furthest north end of the Costa del Sol and it's always busy and noisy there - we hate it apart from the fact there are several very good Indian restaurants there!

It will be very interesting to see what happens. All our pals would be happy to pay for a 'special' visa or similar. BUT - remember, if you live somewhere for more that 183 days a year, that's where you're liable for taxes.
 
We are in a 'Spanish' bit of Spain. Also, we are 100% resident - got the ID Card, driving licence, tax bill, the lot! However, we know lots of folk that are peeved they can only come for 90 days, especially in the winter. (We had flat calm seas, blue sky and 22 degrees today! Better than Faslane according to my sister!)

They only folk buying just now are Skandis and Germans, but the Spainish do love us, or our money at least. I have heard that France is trying to bin this 90 day bit too for Brits. In our area there are plenty of nice restaurants, where Brits would eat. This year we are noticing that a lot of places are taking a longer Christmas and New Year break after the holidays.

Not very far from us is Nerja, which is considered the furthest north end of the Costa del Sol and it's always busy and noisy there - we hate it apart from the fact there are several very good Indian restaurants there!

It will be very interesting to see what happens. All our pals would be happy to pay for a 'special' visa or similar. BUT - remember, if you live somewhere for more that 183 days a year, that's where you're liable for taxes.
The French said No
 
……or arrest them for arriving without a passport. Or as the Aussies do with the wrong type of visa, send them back where they came from.
 
A bit out of date, but taken from an American forum...

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


"In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA, and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, and Utah, which she does not fancy).


Our new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').


2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as 'like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of '-ize.'

3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.


4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse


5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.


6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.


7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.


9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.


10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.


11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).


12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.


13. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad


14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776)


15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.


16. God save the Queen.
 
Shame the enquiry can not lock her up, then see how fast she can find the evidence she has lost/deleted.

It was once said that trying to get Tony Blair to admit to anything wrong was like nailing jelly on a wall. I think Wee Krankie must be using him as a role model.
 

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