Gizza job, he said…

Graham thought, again…

…be careful what you wish for…

…It has become apparent, say those close to the president, most of whom requested anonymity to describe the inner workings of the White House, that the transition from overseeing a family business to running the country has been tough on him.

A paragraph that could have been written by an Englishman, in its desperate, civilized-at-any-cost understatement. To mis-quote Will S, and why not, that little gem is “a tale told by an Englishman, stripped of sound and fury, signifying everything…”

Or as an American put it — and we chaps do admire the venom they can put into things, on the rare occasions they choose …

Donald Trump, a skill-free inheritance baby with a virtually unbroken lifelong track record of incompetence and failure, has found that running the United States government is a tougher job than lending his name to mail-order steak delivery scams run by other people.

Still, at least his wife, like many immigrants, was always keen to have a real job to support herself. Perhaps a little too keen.

Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press.

In her case, of course there are the photographs to prove it. Lots of them. Undeniably. But we Chaps are far too chivalric, of course, to reproduce such things. She is, after all, our First Lady.

Others may not be so constrained. But that’s another thing.

  • TomE

    Keep it up guys! This stuff has been great.

    • … and I am sure that this chap can speak for both of us chaps when he says that he is ‘delighted that our efforts are so appreciated.’

  • TomE

    Not sure where to put this comment. The email address in your newsletters doesn’t seem correct. When I do a reply, it bounces with this message:

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    john@andanotherthing.co
    (ultimately generated from info@andanotherthing.co)
    No Such User Here”

    Action: failed
    Final-Recipient: rfc822;john@andanotherthing.co
    Status: 5.0.0

    • many thanks for pointing this out TomE, this chap will endeavor to wrestle this particular issue to the ground and rectify the situation just as soon as he can work out where that address even comes from !

      • TomE

        This is a reply using your kluge. If the intent was for a reply to take you back to the blog, it’s working great!

    • Dear TomE

      As promised, have wrestled said issue to the ground – and currently have it lassoed up outside the saloon.

      In all honesty, this chap is obviously not clever enough to work out what exactly was going wrong …. so he has developed what he believes is known in the trade as a ‘kluge’.

      Now, when this chap tries it – it seems to be behaving. BUT. But – you are no doubt aware that these things can get a tad pesky – so wondering if we could call upon you once more and try again … to see if it is now all working as it says on the tin … or at least on the webpage!

      Many thanks for your help in this very important matter.