OMFG: April Brexit Showers May Bring American Impeachment?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I looked at the schedule for Brexit and at April 14, that’s about the same timetable that AG Bill Barr says some form of the Mueller Report might come out.

That might be…interesting?

A Clueless American Asks — Is There Anything The Queen Could Do About This Brexit Mess?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Short answer: I dunno.

Long answer: In theory, it’s my impression the Queen pretty much has absolute power, but because of tradition and the British temperament, she effectively has very little.

Also, Prince Charles is (apparently) known to be a much more activist monarch than his mother and so…I dunno. From an American point of view, it would make a lot of sense for the Queen to use your powers to make an “executive” decision on the matter — preferably to stay in the EU for the time being — until things get sorted out, if they ever do.

But given that the UK is just about evenly divided between Leave and Remain, I honestly can’t tell you what might — or might not — happen. All I do know is that if No Deal Brexit happens within just a few weeks of a damaging Mueller Report…well….Trump will be in something of a sticky wicket, now won’t he?

Weighing Seriously The Chances That Brexit Will Cause ‘Trumxit’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The only reason why I think Brexit may cause Trumxit is there’s a real chance the global economy is going to slow down significantly should No Deal Brexit happen.

One of the several unique aspects of Watergate that lead to Nixon leaving office, besides the tapes — and Nixon’s physical inability to burn them (he was in bed with a problem caused by the veins in his legs) — was the economy went south just about the time he left office.

I just don’t see anything forcing Trump out of office. The economy could crater and while he might get impeached in the House because of it, you could have a Second Great Depression and you won’t be able to get enough Republican Senators to vote for conviction.

So, really, since the United States is no longer a democracy, Trump is going to cruise into a second term no matter what, groom his young, passionate ideological successor and the only thing that might save us is two or three presidential cycles down the road some sort of fluke happens.

And, by that point, the youngest of the Baby Boomers will finally begin to drop dead just as the browning of America reaches a tipping point and maybe the American ship of state will actually right itself before blood runs in the streets.

God, I hope so.

V-Log: A Clueless American Talks Brexit & Trump’s Ultimate Fate

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Just some idle rambling about the connection between Brexit and Trump.

V-Log: Could ‘No Deal’ Brexit Mortally Wound Trump Politically In 2019?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Two of the biggest self-owns in recent political history may come together in one giant clusterfuck in early 2019. It’s possible that just as the Americans are in the middle of impeaching Trump, the British will swerve into “no deal” Brexit. My thinking is this — hard Brexit leads to the global economy slowing down in a big way and as such all those rich MAGA people who have been telling me to “shut up an enjoy the humming economy” might find a reason to finally do The Pence Pivot. I’m not saying I can predict the future, but the conditions, at least, are definitely there for what I suggest to happen.

I have no faith that May is going to dig Great Britain out of this hole and I definitely know Trump is going to be impeached. The below video is pretty interesting in this context.

‘No Deal’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song About ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Given how disastrous “No Deal” Brexit is likely to be, there should be a rock song about it. This just exists because I feel like writing a story in verse. Oh well. No one cares.

No Deal
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the winds of change and chance
crash on our every glance
May’s flowers are wilting hard
soft as can be will be our landing
(she says)
all I can say with little hope is
no deal

what’s that you say
wouldn’t want it any other way?
No Deal is the choice of the people
don’t cry when it all goes down
when No Deal happens
there’ll be smiles all around

No Deal
is on its way
No deal
you wouldn’t want it
any other way
No Deal
No Deal
No Deal

the Russians lurk around the corner
give you a boner I can tell
John Bull’s swelled with pride
as to how bad things are getting along
maybe if John was alive and kicking
this disaster wouldn’t have happened
but he’s dead and we’re licking our wounds

No Deal
is on its way
No deal
you wouldn’t want it
any other way
No Deal
No Deal
No Deal

[bridge]
give me a deal
or no exit at all
turn back the clock
I ask
if I may have the gall

it’ll be a bumpy ride
to the bottom I fear
everything we hold dear
may go down the drain
come out the other side in China
where deals are made

No Deal
No Deal
No Deal

Of Brexit & The Russians

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

From what I can gather, it seems as though there is increasing evidence that the Russians meddled in the media coverage of Brexit. So, it is at least possible that there might be a close re-examination of the whole disaster. But there are no easy answers. I just don’t know what will happen.

It will be interesting one way or another.