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President of the Philippines calls the President of America a “son of a whore”, and says they’ll be “wallowing in the mud like pigs” if the President of America disrespects him.

President of America, supposedly the most powerful man in the world, gets in a huff and goes to Korea instead.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37281821

Can anyone imagine that happening with a real President, like Reagan? Back then, the Philippines cared what America thought about it. Apparently not any more.

The Chinese leaders must be laughing their ass off.

Kerry decries ‘new isolationism’, says U.S. acts like poor nation

No, it’s acting like a socialist nation, which is exactly what the US government has been turning it into over the last few decades.

A nation where people are expected to work for a living can afford a big war budget. A nation which puts a vast fraction of its GDP into a welfare state cannot. There’s a reason the British Empire collapsed after WWII, and that reason is the British welfare state; now America is heading down the same path.

Which isn’t a bad thing, in a way. Since WWII, most other Western nations have cut back on defence and bloated their welfare states because they can rely on America to protect them. If the US Navy is no longer at their beck and call, they’ll have to start looking seriously at real defence measures. For example, a nation which expects others to defend it can afford to ban guns… a nation which expects its people to have to defend it cannot.

From Chaos Manor:

“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon.The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.” Vladimir Putin

No idea whether Putin really said that, but it’s true anyway.

The real question is how Obama ever got into the White House?

Oh, hang on: the alternative was Romney or McCain. I guess it could have been worse.

How did the world ever reach the point where anyone could take seriously the idea that those three were the best possible candidates to run America?