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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: We all live in a nuclear submarine... Boris Johnson must hope he catches Joe Biden on a good day

By RICHARD LITTLEJOHN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
17 September 2021

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week?

That should be a meeting of minds, Sleepy Uncle Joe with his homespun philosophy and apparent Alzheimer's and BoJo with his classical allusions and labrador-like eagerness to please.

Best if Boris resists the temptation to chuck in some Ancient Greek. If he starts referring to Homer, Joe will probably think he's talking about The Simpsons.

That's always assuming that the President can remember Boris's name, and doesn't start calling him 'Lyndon'.

A few weeks ago, after the fall of Kabul, I commented on the fact that at a Press conference to discuss the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, Biden forgot the name of the head of America's Federal Emergency Management Agency — someone he'd been speaking to five minutes earlier.

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week? Above: Mr Johnson and Mr Biden with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Cornwall

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week? Above: Mr Johnson and Mr Biden with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Cornwall

He'd previously called his Veep Kamala Harris 'President Harris', and had failed to remember the name of his Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, whom he described as 'the guy who runs that outfit over there'.

This week, Uncle Joe's been at it again. During a joint Press conference to announce a new tripartite nuclear submarine alliance between the U.S., the UK and Australia, the name of the Aussie Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, completely escaped him.

This is despite the fact that Morrison was beaming out of a hi-def widescreen TV alongside the presidential podium.

'I want to thank . . . that fella Down Under. Thank you very much, pal.'

Biden went into Men At Work mode, leading observers to conclude, not for the first time, that the President is a Vegemite sandwich short of a picnic.

It helps explain why, more often than not, Biden rarely ventures out in public without his wife Jill on his arm, like one of Young Mr Grace's nurses in Are You Being Served?

Absent a firm hand on his tiller, Joe has a tendency to go off-piste — as he did recently when he failed to find his way to the Oval Office from his helicopter, Marine One, parked on the White House lawn.

To the obvious alarm of his minders, the President wandered off into the rose bushes.

Boris must hope he catches Biden on a good day. There's bridge-building, or rather bridge reconstruction, to be done after the debacle of the chaotic retreat from Afghanistan.

It was reported that the President didn't bother telephoning the Prime Minister for 36 hours to tell him about the pull-out.

The alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage caused to the Anglosphere by the Taliban's recent victory. Under this historic agreement, the US and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region

The alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage caused to the Anglosphere by the Taliban's recent victory. Under this historic agreement, the US and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region

This was interpreted as an indication that the special relationship was kaput. To be charitable, maybe Biden was having a senior moment and simply forgot.

In the wake of the Taliban victory, I wrote that what we were seeing was the collapse of the Anglosphere, Churchill's famous alliance of the English-speaking peoples which has done so much until now to keep the world free from tyranny.

The good news is that the alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage.

Under this historic agreement, the U.S. and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region.

It will also create hundreds of highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs here, exactly the sort of post-Brexit, Global Britain bonus we were promised when we voted to leave the EU.

The alliance has been welcomed by Taiwan and Japan, countries alarmed at mounting Chinese aggression, and also has the added advantage of upsetting the French.

The Australians have ripped up a $90 billion contract to buy 12 conventionally powered subs from France in favour of the joint U.S./UK nuclear variety.

The not-so-good news is that Canada and New Zealand, our partners in the 'Five Eyes' intelligence-sharing arrangement, are not joining the new pact, which will be known as AUKUS.

The two Leftist-led nations have long-standing 'no nukes' policies, and are markedly softer on the Chinese than America, Britain or Australia.

Furthermore, under the over-praised PM Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand will not allow Aussie subs into her territorial waters —despite the fact that the vessels are merely nuclear-powered, not nuclear armed.

Perhaps Ardern will have a change of heart over AUKUS when the Chinese fleet anchors off Auckland.

Still, anything which strengthens the military links between the U.S., UK and Australia has to be welcomed.

Chinese expansionism is the biggest global threat to Western security, and it is reassuring to learn that America is still determined to help keep the peace beyond her borders.

After Kabul, it was assumed that the U.S. was withdrawing altogether from the world stage. Much ridicule and criticism was levelled against Biden, not least in this column.

But with the Chinese threat, Russia's Vladimir Putin increasingly flexing his muscles, and Afghanistan now in the hands of the maniacs who brought you 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, the world has become a more dangerous place.

We may laugh at Biden's forgetfulness, we may question his mental acuity, but we are going to have to deal with him at least for the next three years.

The free world needs America engaged militarily. AUKUS is a step in the right direction. If Boris ladles on the flattery next week, so much the better. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.

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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: We all live in a nuclear submarine... Boris Johnson must hope he catches Joe Biden on a good day

By RICHARD LITTLEJOHN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
17 September 2021

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week?

That should be a meeting of minds, Sleepy Uncle Joe with his homespun philosophy and apparent Alzheimer's and BoJo with his classical allusions and labrador-like eagerness to please.

Best if Boris resists the temptation to chuck in some Ancient Greek. If he starts referring to Homer, Joe will probably think he's talking about The Simpsons.

That's always assuming that the President can remember Boris's name, and doesn't start calling him 'Lyndon'.

A few weeks ago, after the fall of Kabul, I commented on the fact that at a Press conference to discuss the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, Biden forgot the name of the head of America's Federal Emergency Management Agency — someone he'd been speaking to five minutes earlier.

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week? Above: Mr Johnson and Mr Biden with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Cornwall't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week? Above: Mr Johnson and Mr Biden with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Cornwall

Wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall when Boris Johnson meets Joe Biden in America next week? Above: Mr Johnson and Mr Biden with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison at the G7 Summit in Cornwall

He'd previously called his Veep Kamala Harris 'President Harris', and had failed to remember the name of his Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, whom he described as 'the guy who runs that outfit over there'.

This week, Uncle Joe's been at it again. During a joint Press conference to announce a new tripartite nuclear submarine alliance between the U.S., the UK and Australia, the name of the Aussie Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, completely escaped him.

This is despite the fact that Morrison was beaming out of a hi-def widescreen TV alongside the presidential podium.

'I want to thank . . . that fella Down Under. Thank you very much, pal.'

Biden went into Men At Work mode, leading observers to conclude, not for the first time, that the President is a Vegemite sandwich short of a picnic.

It helps explain why, more often than not, Biden rarely ventures out in public without his wife Jill on his arm, like one of Young Mr Grace's nurses in Are You Being Served?

Absent a firm hand on his tiller, Joe has a tendency to go off-piste — as he did recently when he failed to find his way to the Oval Office from his helicopter, Marine One, parked on the White House lawn.

To the obvious alarm of his minders, the President wandered off into the rose bushes.

Boris must hope he catches Biden on a good day. There's bridge-building, or rather bridge reconstruction, to be done after the debacle of the chaotic retreat from Afghanistan.

It was reported that the President didn't bother telephoning the Prime Minister for 36 hours to tell him about the pull-out.

The alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage caused to the Anglosphere by the Taliban's recent victory. Under this historic agreement, the US and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region's recent victory. Under this historic agreement, the US and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region

The alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage caused to the Anglosphere by the Taliban's recent victory. Under this historic agreement, the US and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region

This was interpreted as an indication that the special relationship was kaput. To be charitable, maybe Biden was having a senior moment and simply forgot.

In the wake of the Taliban victory, I wrote that what we were seeing was the collapse of the Anglosphere, Churchill's famous alliance of the English-speaking peoples which has done so much until now to keep the world free from tyranny.

The good news is that the alliance announced this week will go a long way towards repairing the damage.

Under this historic agreement, the U.S. and UK will build Australia's first fleet of nuclear submarines to help counter the growing Chinese menace in the region.

It will also create hundreds of highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs here, exactly the sort of post-Brexit, Global Britain bonus we were promised when we voted to leave the EU.

The alliance has been welcomed by Taiwan and Japan, countries alarmed at mounting Chinese aggression, and also has the added advantage of upsetting the French.

The Australians have ripped up a $90 billion contract to buy 12 conventionally powered subs from France in favour of the joint U.S./UK nuclear variety.

The not-so-good news is that Canada and New Zealand, our partners in the 'Five Eyes' intelligence-sharing arrangement, are not joining the new pact, which will be known as AUKUS.

The two Leftist-led nations have long-standing 'no nukes' policies, and are markedly softer on the Chinese than America, Britain or Australia.

Furthermore, under the over-praised PM Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand will not allow Aussie subs into her territorial waters —despite the fact that the vessels are merely nuclear-powered, not nuclear armed.

Perhaps Ardern will have a change of heart over AUKUS when the Chinese fleet anchors off Auckland.

Still, anything which strengthens the military links between the U.S., UK and Australia has to be welcomed.

Chinese expansionism is the biggest global threat to Western security, and it is reassuring to learn that America is still determined to help keep the peace beyond her borders.

After Kabul, it was assumed that the U.S. was withdrawing altogether from the world stage. Much ridicule and criticism was levelled against Biden, not least in this column.

But with the Chinese threat, Russia's Vladimir Putin increasingly flexing his muscles, and Afghanistan now in the hands of the maniacs who brought you 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, the world has become a more dangerous place.

We may laugh at Biden's forgetfulness, we may question his mental acuity, but we are going to have to deal with him at least for the next three years.

The free world needs America engaged militarily. AUKUS is a step in the right direction. If Boris ladles on the flattery next week, so much the better. The alternative doesn't bear thinking about.

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Boris Johnson must hope he catches Joe Biden on a good day | Daily Mail Online
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'Naked Scottish man' flashes Biden's passing motorcade
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A “large naked Scottish man” flashed American President Joe Biden as he passed the man’s house with his motorcade.

Biden was travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow to the COP26 summit when the man took a picture of the motorcade while in the nude, according to a White House pool report.


BBC reporter Jon Sopel tweeted: “From the White House pool report on @POTUS journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow: ‘At one point when we were still on smaller country roads, a large, naked Scottish man stood in his front window taking a picture of the motorcade with his phone.'” Welcome to Scotland, Mr President.”

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Parker Bowles caught in the line of fire when Biden passes gas?
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As in, they pass gas too. Sometimes in front of each other.


Apparently, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, has been telling anyone who will listen about U.S. President Joe Biden letting out a long, loud fart while speaking to her at the COP26 summit.

An “informed” source told the Daily Mail that Bowles and the 78-year-old Biden were chatting at the global climate change gathering in Scotland last week when the president let it rip.

“It was long and loud and impossible to ignore,” the source told the Daily Mail . “Camilla hasn’t stopped talking about it.”


The two dignitaries met at a reception at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Parker Bowles, who has been married to Prince Charles since 2005, was said to be taken aback by the elderly president’s audible and lengthy case of gas.

The Daily Mail also reports that Biden — the oldest American president who turns 79 later this month — nodded off hours earlier during the conference’s opening remarks by a disability rights activist.

The paper says Biden’s eyes were closed for 22 seconds before he was awakened by an aide.
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On Santa tracking call, Joe Biden is told 'Let's go Brandon'

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A vulgar anti-Biden slogan made for an awkward moment on Friday during President Joe Biden’s phone calls with children tracking Santa’s flight when a father said, “Let’s go Brandon.”
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The refrain, a sanitized version of “F*** Joe Biden,” has been an internet sensation since a television journalist told race car driver Brandon Brown that a NASCAR crowd shouting the vulgarity was actually saying, “Let’s go Brandon.”

Biden and his wife Jill Biden were taking calls into the North American Aerospace Defense Command Santa Tracker, which follows the progress of Santa’s reindeer-guided sleigh for millions of children.

At the end of one call, a parent who gave his name as Jared said, “Merry Christmas and Let’s go Brandon.”

“Let’s go Brandon, I agree,” a relaxed Biden responded, before asking Jared if he was in Oregon. By that point, the call was disconnected.

Much about the Christmas Eve exchange was not immediately clear, including what the caller intended, why Biden repeated the slogan and whether either knew the origin of the phrase.
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The White House did not respond to requests seeking comment. Jared’s full name and contact information were not immediately available.

The slogan has become popular among supporters of former President Donald Trump, who caused a social media storm during his own Christmas Eve phone call with children in 2018.

Trump asked seven-year-old Collman Lloyd from South Carolina if she still believed in Santa “because at seven it’s marginal, right?” Lloyd later told the media that she did indeed believe in Santa and had no idea what marginal meant.

Brandon Brown himself has expressed displeasure at the appropriation of his name for an anti-Biden slogan.

“I don’t want to be the substitute for a cuss word,” he recently told The New York Times.
 

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Irate Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic cursing a Fox News reporter at a White House event on Monday after the journalist shouted a question about the impact of rising inflation on this year’s congressional elections.

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As journalists were ushered out of a meeting of Biden’s Competition Council, Peter Doocy, a White House correspondent with whom Biden regularly spars, asked if it was OK to ask about inflation and if it was a political liability.

“That’s a great asset, more inflation,” Biden responded sarcastically over a din of reporters shouting questions, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on. “What a stupid son of a b****,” he added.

U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in December, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades.

Within about an hour of the exchange, Biden called Doocy’s cell phone and said “it’s nothing personal, pal,” Doocy later told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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The White House did not respond to a request for comment while Fox News pointed Reuters to a transcript of an interview with Doocy about the exchange on Monday evening.

Biden took office a year ago pledging to take a hard line on any incivility among members of his administration.

“If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot… no ifs, ands or buts,” Biden told political appointees during a virtual swearing-in ceremony.

“Everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity,” he said at the time.

Biden’s predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, famously attacked reporters at rallies and news conferences, to the delight of many of his supporters.

Doocy, who has long covered Biden, regularly gets called on by the president at events, often asking skeptical and critical questions. Conservative-leaning Fox News has been critical of Biden’s presidency and Democrats.
 
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Irate Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation
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As journalists were ushered out of a meeting of Biden’s Competition Council, Peter Doocy, a White House correspondent with whom Biden regularly spars, asked if it was OK to ask about inflation and if it was a political liability.

“That’s a great asset, more inflation,” Biden responded sarcastically over a din of reporters shouting questions, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on. “What a stupid son of a b****,” he added.

U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in December, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades.

Within about an hour of the exchange, Biden called Doocy’s cell phone and said “it’s nothing personal, pal,” Doocy later told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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The White House did not respond to a request for comment while Fox News pointed Reuters to a transcript of an interview with Doocy about the exchange on Monday evening.

Biden took office a year ago pledging to take a hard line on any incivility among members of his administration.

“If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot… no ifs, ands or buts,” Biden told political appointees during a virtual swearing-in ceremony.

“Everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity,” he said at the time.

Biden’s predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, famously attacked reporters at rallies and news conferences, to the delight of many of his supporters.

Doocy, who has long covered Biden, regularly gets called on by the president at events, often asking skeptical and critical questions. Conservative-leaning Fox News has been critical of Biden’s presidency and Democrats.
The irony is that it's Biden who is the SOB!! He just doesn't know it ;)
 
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Scientists discover ancient ancestor of octopus, vampire squid - name it after Biden
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An exceptionally well-preserved vampyropod fossil from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. The fossil was originally discovered in what is now Montana and donated to the museum in 1988. MUST CREDIT: American Museum of Natural History
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Paleontologists have identified the earliest known ancestor of the octopus and vampire squid – and named the newly discovered species after President Joe Biden.

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The more than 300-million-year-old fossilized Syllipsimopodi bideni, a vampyropod, was unearthed from the Bear Gulch Limestone in Montana and donated in 1988 to the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada. There, it sat relatively unstudied until paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History slid it under a microscope.

They noticed that the fossil resembled an octopus and vampire squid, but with 10 arms instead of eight, two rows of tiny suckers and what appears to be an ink sac – the organ that produces the ink that octopuses and squid spray in self-defense when escaping from predators. The findings were published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

“This is one of the reasons museum collections are important because when a new species, whether it’s living or extinct, is first discovered and collected, people don’t always recognize that it is a new species,” said Christopher Whalen, the lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral researcher with Yale University and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Whalen said in an interview with The Washington Post that he and a colleague were studying the fossil around the time Biden was elected president, so they named it Syllipsimopodi bideni, after Biden, to commemorate the start of his presidency and raise awareness for his climate change policies.

The fossilized creature can be traced back 328 million years to a time when its home in present-day Montana would have been part of an ancient continent that was near the equator, Whalen said.

Whalen explained that its environment would have been similar to that of today’s Bay of Bengal, which lies east of India.

Whalen stumbled across the fossil several years ago searching at the Royal Ontario Museum for a different fossilized animal, he said. He said he didn’t find what he was looking for and, at the time, considered the trip a failure. But he did find an exceptionally well-preserved fossil that would turn out to be an ancient vampyropod – a group of organisms that includes octopuses, vampire squid and other relatives.

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“It’s very rare to see that kind of detail in a fossil because, of course, this is entirely soft tissue structures,” he said.

The fossil, Whalen said, is important because it seems to validate a long-standing hypothesis that two filaments, or slender, threadlike structures, seen in vampire squid used to be arms. That would mean vampire squid and octopuses could have had 10 arms at one time and lost a couple as they evolved, he said.

It’s not uncommon for a species to be named after a president. Most recently, nine species were named after former president Barack Obama, including a spider, a fish and even a parasite – which was intended “as an honor,” a scientist said. A moth and a blind, wormlike amphibian were named for former president Donald Trump.
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