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Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's visit

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 09:28

Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's visit

London: Protesters have been given approval to fly a blimp depicting Donald Trump as a giant orange baby over Parliament during the US President's visit to Britain next week.

The Greater London Authority says the six-metre inflatable can fly two hours on July 13.

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Activist Leo Murray, one of those behind the blimp, said on Thursday that City Hall "originally told us that they didn't recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest. But, following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humour."

Anti-Trump protests are planned in London - a city the President is expected to largely avoid. He is expected to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle and see Prime Minister Theresa May at her country retreat, Chequers.


https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/trump-baby-blimp-to-fly-in-london-during-president-s-visit-20180706-p4zptn.html
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby johnsmith » 06 Jul 2018, 09:37

:clap :clap :clap

you've gotta love the poms.
FD.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 09:40

johnsmith wrote::clap :clap :clap

you've gotta love the poms.



It's just class, innit?
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 09:50

Excellent.

Brings back pleasant memories of the Roger Water concert.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 09:52

This is the pig blimp that was flying above the crowd during the concert:


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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 09:57

Ah, the good old pig blimp made topical. Good for Roger.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 10:25

mothra wrote:Ah, the good old pig blimp made topical. Good for Roger.


There was nothing subtle about Roger's message.


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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jul 2018, 10:30

Makes ME look subtle!
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 10:42

HBS Guy wrote:Makes ME look subtle!


Subtle has never been Roger Waters' strong point:


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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jul 2018, 17:51

I never heard of Roger Waters before.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 17:55

HBS Guy wrote:I never heard of Roger Waters before.



From Pink Floyd, Monk.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jul 2018, 17:59

ehehehehehe I HAD gathered that from the above.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 20:13

HBS Guy wrote:ehehehehehe I HAD gathered that from the above.


Man's a dead set genius. Very moved by his memories of the war through childhood and wrote much on it.

I highly recommend watching the movie "The Wall". It is quite exceptional.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby Aussie » 06 Jul 2018, 21:29

How does that 'blimp' navigate/steer?
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jul 2018, 21:43

It is tethered to Town Hall.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby Aussie » 06 Jul 2018, 21:48

Ok.....so 'fly over Parliament' was an exaggeration.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 21:55

Aussie wrote:How does that 'blimp' navigate/steer?


It's mounted on a drone.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby pinkeye » 07 Jul 2018, 00:55

HBS Guy wrote:ehehehehehe I HAD gathered that from the above.


Yeah. Floyd rules, and always did for me. The concerts Roger Waters has produced around the world, based on The Wall are just amazing. Actually brought tears to my eyes when I saw it on SBS late last year.

So Monk, not in to psychedelic music eh? :bgrin
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jul 2018, 06:54

I hate pop music.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 07 Jul 2018, 08:50

And the hilarity continues:


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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jul 2018, 08:54

Too bad Trumpy won’t visit London!
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 07 Jul 2018, 09:03

HBS Guy wrote:Too bad Trumpy won’t visit London!


I know, i read that. Off golfing in Scotland instead.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jul 2018, 09:22

Naturally.
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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby mothra » 07 Jul 2018, 10:13

Trump supporters enraged by ‘angry baby’ balloon to fly over London during president’s UK trip
Protest called 'cringeworthy' and 'juvenile', while counter-campaign to fly a similar Sadiq Khan blimp has now reached its funding target

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Plans to fly a giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an angry orange baby over London when the US president visits next Friday have enraged his supporters.

London’s City Hall, run by mayor Sadiq Khan, has granted permission for the six-metre inflatable – complete with nappy and man boobs – to go up for two hours at Parliament Square Gardens. Campaigners raised £18,000 online to fund the blimp.

But political allies and acolytes of Mr Trump have slammed the stunt. Republicans Overseas spokesman Drew Liquerman called it “cringeworthy”.

He said: “It’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for the people flying it, for the British residents of London and for people in the UK.”

Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, said: “This is the biggest insult to a sitting US president ever. Would this be happening if it was Obama? Makes London look ridiculous.”

And the plans drew much ire on social media too. “It’s juvenile, disrespectful and offensive,” wrote one Twitter user, Andrew Lindsay, a corporate lawyer. “There are ways to demonstrate. This is not one of them. Grow up Mayor!”

Another, train driver Stuart Miller said: “Nothing from Sadiq Khan when the Saudi Prince visited in March this year. Chemical attacks in Yemen, appalling human rights and killing homosexuals. It’s fashionable to hate Trump and will probably get him another run at Mayor.”

A counterprotest which aims to fly a “Sadiq Khan baby balloon” has also been set up – and, on Friday, met its required funding target. It remains to be seen if City Hall grants permission for that to also go up.

Anti-Trump campaigners say their inflatable baby is a form of peaceful protest. They say the blimp reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby with a fragile ego and small hands”.

Organiser Nona Hurkmans said: “We are just a small group of friends who set out to use humour to take a stand against the rise of racist and fascist politics both here in the UK and over in the US.”

Leo Murray, who is also behind the project, said that the prisident ”really seems to hate it when people make fun of him. We want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.”

The US president is expected to arrive in the capital on Thursday evening and, on Friday, will likely visit Blenheim Palace, meet the Queen at Windsor and hold talks with prime minister Theresa May at Chequers before travelling to his golf courses in Scotland.


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Re: Trump baby' blimp to fly in London during President's vi

Postby Bongalong » 07 Jul 2018, 13:26

Roger Waters is f all! :c
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