Chelsea Clinton: Internet Access Is Key to Gender Equality

She dropped as a baby or summat? Using a random speech generator? What the fuck does this mean? Other than, of course, please give us your foreign money now before Mom announces? But then I have a feeling that “Good morning” means that to Chelsea as well. As does “Pass the salsa” and “disestablishmentarianism”.

18 thoughts on “Whut?”

  1. –shurely shum mishtake?- I have trust issues.
    “Synthesizing the data in one place also helps uncover the regions, time periods, and issues for which no data exists at all.”

  2. Princesses are known for saying foolish things. American readers: you are looking at your future president.

  3. Yeah sure Chelsea… type “Jennifer Lawrence topless” into Google and then tell me that the Internet is the key to female emancipation.

    Stupid child. Too stupid to even put a dunce’s hat on the right way around.

  4. So Much for Subtlety

    She dropped as a baby or summat? Using a random speech generator? What the fuck does this mean?

    She is probably not the brightest light bulb. But there is a sort of logic to it I think. She is upper middle class. She has always been able to shop online. The solution to the world’s problems is if the People of Colour (is that an acceptable phrase these days? I am not sure. I am pretty sure Coloured People isn’t. Where is Ironman when you need a Guardianista view?) start behaving like upper middle class White New Yorkers. Thus, if their children are given internet access too …..

    It is pretty much the standard argument. Find something that upper middle class White girls do. Insist the solution is for all girls to do it. The problem is that there is a lot more to being an upper middle class White girl than surfing the internet for really nice shoes.

  5. So Much for Subtlety

    Entirely off topic, but part of an on-going series on 1. the child abuse witch hunt and 2. rank inflation in the British military, the police have searched Lord Bramall’s house:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2986716/Ex-defence-chief-dismisses-link-child-abuse-absolutely-load-rubbish-police-raid-Surrey-home.html

    Bramall is, as the article says, the oldest of Britain’s eight living Field Marshals. Quite why an Army of 90,000, and just two divisions, has even one Field Marshal I don’t know. I expect the charges are rubbish. I hope so anyway.

    However how many people served in the British Army during World War Two? About 3.5 million. How many Field Marshals were needed to command 38 Infantry divisions, 11 Armoured divisions, 12 AA divisions, 2 plus some more Parachute Divisions, plus God knows how many Field Artillery units and a bunch of odds and sods?

    Eight. Lords Allanbrooke, Alexander, Dill, Gort, Ironside, Montgomery, Wavell and Wilson.

    Have I forgotten any?

  6. SMFS, I think you’ll find that, unusually, that inflation has been defeated.

    That 8 will include a few royals (Prince Charles is one, I think), the rest will all be retired.

    The post-war convention was that if the military head of the combined armed forces (can’t remember the title) was an Army wallah, he was made a Field Marshal. Below him, the military head of the Army, if he didn’t get the promotion to head of the armed forces, was made a Field Marshal on the day he retired.

    So there wasn’t more than one actually active Field Marshal at any one time (none if the overall head was navy or RAF) (not counting royals and a few honorary foreigners – Foch I think, for example) (although I think technically all Field Marshals are on active service, but not in reality).

    But now they’ve stopped automatic appointments and there are no actually active ones left. I think it was Blair, which is rather sensible for him (although probably only by accident; he may have done it out of some half-baked egalitarianism rather than from respect for the rank).

    As you say, it’s a bit silly given the Army’s numbers; I’m not sure we justify more than a brigadier.

  7. Recusant, Slim was only made Field Marshal after the war, when he was brought out of retirement and promoted to a top job (Chief of the Imperial Staff?). I don’t think he was even properly a general during the war

  8. Richard, he just made it, 01 July 1945, but never saw action as a general. Defeat into Victory is a very interesting read.

  9. Going back to Chelsea Clinton, there is definitely something wrong with her as she periodically goes gaga, hence despite her graduating from all the best schools, she’s never held down a proper job and those roles she has been given are proxy support for her mother – like the $600,000 a year job at NBC

    The marriage to her husband was an arranged marriage (as who on earth would marry such a fucked up individual) and the deal is that hubby controls the trust fund. This is presumably because it won’t then get spunked away when she periodically goes Doolally.

  10. SMFS: “I expect the charges are rubbish. I hope so anyway.”

    In an associated article in the ‘Mail’, Max Hastings comes over all ‘how very DARE the police do this without a shred of evidence!’ while going on to state ‘Of course, no-one doubts the Savile affair was a scandal’.

    Interesting that such a feted figure is totally unable to draw conclusions, eh?

  11. So Much for Subtlety

    Richard – “That 8 will include a few royals (Prince Charles is one, I think), the rest will all be retired.”

    Charles is one. I wonder who the other six are? I have just tried googling. Princes Philip and Edward are as well. So we are down to five. Sir Peter Inge was the last out going CDS to be so appointed. Field Marshal Richard Frederick Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill GBE, KCB, DSO (born 23 August 1931) was before him. Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall KG, GCB, OBE, MC, JP, DL (born 18 December 1923) before him.

    But Field Marshal Richard Michael Power Carver, Baron Carver GCB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC (24 April 1915 – 9 December 2001) is dead. So is Field Marshal Sir Richard Amyatt Hull KG, GCB, DSO, DL (7 May 1907 – 17 September 1989).

    But Field Marshal Sir John Lyon Chapple GCB, CBE (born 27 May 1931) is not. He was CGS.

    That they are retired is neither here nor there. The British Army needs roughly three generals. At most.

    “if he didn’t get the promotion to head of the armed forces, was made a Field Marshal on the day he retired.”

    Sure. It is a well known trend for baubles to become debased through handing them out to everyone.

    Richard – “What about Smuts?”

    He was South African but I guess he was not a Field Marshal of the South African Armed Forces. An entirely honorary political appointment?

    DocBud – “he just made it, 01 July 1945, but never saw action as a general. Defeat into Victory is a very interesting read.”

    I agree with you about Defeat Into Victory. Excellent book really. But 1 July 1945? Wikipedia disagrees:

    However, in November 1948 the British Prime Minister Clement Attlee rejected the proposal by Viscount Montgomery that he should be succeeded as Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS) by John Crocker and instead brought back Slim from retirement in the rank of field marshal in January 1949[35] with formal appointment to the Army Council from 1 January 1949.[36] Slim thus became the first Indian Army officer to be become CIGS.

  12. SMFS,

    I was referring to Richard’s point that he was not sure he was made a general before the end of the war, hence my comment that he did not see action as a general before the end of the war (he took leave after being promoted to general).

  13. “She dropped as a baby or summat?”

    Yes, ‘or summat’. So perhaps that remark’s in slightly bad taste.

  14. So Much for Subtlety

    DocBud – “I was referring to Richard’s point that he was not sure he was made a general before the end of the war, hence my comment that he did not see action as a general before the end of the war (he took leave after being promoted to general).”

    Sorry. My mistake. Slim’s rank is a complex issue:

    At the start of 1944, Slim held the official rank of colonel with a war-time rank of major-general and the temporary rank of lieutenant-general.

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