“The National Bank of Argentina has announced today that the Peso is being replaced by pigs’ ears and belly rubs.”
Certainly neither in USA, they elected Monkey Bush, Devil Bush, Orange Trump and Cowboy Reagan. Plus Sex O’ Clinton. Obama was OK tho’.
Probably that would save us a lot of trouble.
I await with morbid fascination the results of attempting to eliminate the “thievery of politics” by replacing all existing government bodies with the Ministry of Outsourcing.
I guess McKinsey kids aren’t unionized; so they don’t count?
I can hope the Presidential Audience With Winning Sports Team And Fast Food will be deprecated. (Afuera!) I can hope he stops subsidy of cows for food in favor of empathetic heavy equipment and weed eating. Whole separate people as dog translators, honestly… On the other hand, everyone can try a diet heavy in pond scum (okay, that one species with a protein hide instead of cell wall, and chlorophores,) and grow it even in winter I think. It should become a cuisine quickly? They need regenerative toasters for it?
[Sideglance as everyone in Argentina changes their social media icon to a mastiff of sorts.] Milei's cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election | Reuters
Ah, Anarcho-Capitalist. The lion, the wig and the warrior. Who is Javier Milei, Argentina's president-elect? - ABC News Mastiff Argentina Gobierno Afuera!
Conan, que es el mas gran sabor del vida? After Forty Years of Democracy, Argentina Faces a Defining Presidential Runoff | The New Yorker Aro-ace?
There was a time I would have seen a cosplayer become a world leader and just said “this is so cool! More please!” That time is long gone. Libertarians ruin everything.
Why did I think it was captain AnCap?
The rank of captain is more common for superheroes. I don’t know any hero who has a rank above major.
The ancap crowd says he is not an extreme right-wing president. He is liberal, which is a concept above good and evil. Conservatives say that the far right label is a pejorative term created by communists to make conservatives look weird.
This is not really true, is it? The Falklands-era Royal Navy was like the Russian military now, powerful on paper but clapped-out. There were three carriers in the task force, but one was 25 year old 20,000 ton rustbucket, one was a sub hunter with the deck cleared, and the third was a hot dog barge with a crop duster stranded on it. Britain only has one now… but it’s a modern Nimitz-tier carrier group.
The RN has fewer ships overall, can only put one of its two admittedly state-of-the-art carriers to sea at any one time, and relies on US fighter jets to be able to provide the sort of air cover a carrier group actually needs. The Falklands-era RN was not so state-of-the-art at the time, agreed, but it had more ships, more manpower, and more planes. The RAF has far fewer planes than then and the army’s manpower is much reduced since then.
It is possible that today’s UK armed forces may be better equipped for short, sharp, and relatively small ‘wars’, but a sustained campaign would be a stretch.
Of course, re-taking the Falklands from an even weaker enemy than we had then might be more like taking candy from a baby these days, but I fear the two carriers mask a lack of depth and breadth in the UK’s naval power that was much less evident back then. That said, one of those carriers on its own would likely deal with anything Argentina could put up today.
Wat? Pretty sure we’re giving the planes to Ukraine. Maybe they’ll just be lending them.
According to Wikipedia, Denmark bought a total of 78 F-16s. Denmark will donate 19 to Ukraine, while the US has authorised the sale of up to 38 Danish F-16s to Argentina.
The American authorities want to cut the chinese influence in Latin America. So, they arranged this sweet deal.
BBC News reports today that The argy-bargy Argie said today that “it was time to get the Malvinas back” and more stuff about ‘non-negotiable sovereignty,’ etc.
Well, the constitution of Argentina says that the archipelago is part of the nation…