The 9pm Reinvention of All the Things in the UK, US, and Australia

Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister of the UK, 20 October 2022. (Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images) Inset: Front page of British newspaper The Sun, 22 October 2022.

There’s so much happening at once! In this episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, it’s all the excitement of history being made — for 45 days.

We talk about the political chaos in the UK, especially the magnificent possibility of the return of Boris Johnson. But we also talk about Donald Trump and his allies, and Scott Morrison (sorry).

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  • [20 October 2022] Absolutely incredible opening to itv news tonight.
  • [20 October 2022] Watch Liz Truss's full speech as she resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days in charge. Ms Truss said she had "informed the king" of her intention to step down on Thursday (20 October).
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/no??b?l/ noh-BEL, Swedish: [??lfr?d n??b?l?]; 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known for having bequeathed his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize, though he also made several important contributions to science, holding 355 patents in his lifetime. Nobel's most famous invention was dynamite, a safer and easier means of harnessing the explosive power of nitroglycerin; it was patented in 1867.
  • Samuel W. Alderson (October 21, 1914 – February 11, 2005) was an American inventor best known for his development of the crash test dummy, a device that, during the last half of the twentieth century, was widely used by automobile manufacturers to test the reliability of automobile seat belts and other safety protocols.
  • [21 October 2022] Here's what the UK's new electoral map would look like if a general election were held today, according to the latest @PeoplePolling poll.
  • [21 October 2022] Following current trends, the next PM will be in office for approximately minus 200 days.
  • [21 October 2022] Thatcher was Prime Minister for over 4000 days, Major & Cameron around 2000 each, May & Johnson just over 1000 each & Truss on around 50. Extrapolating this along an exponential trendline suggests that by mid-March next year we’ll have a new Tory Prime Minister every few seconds.
  • [21 October 2022] There are many reasons your columnist might be late with his hand-crafted gift basket of delightfully odious observations.
  • [16 October 2022] So, the United Kingdom. How can anyone look at Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt and think, “Yes, choose him. Let’s give all the money to this guy to look after”? He looks like a startled chihuahua that’s been caught humping the custard.
  • [21 October 2022] The veteran Tory MP Sir Christopher Chope says he’s “really excited” about the prospect of Boris Johnson “riding to the rescue of the country”.
  • Who Will Replace Liz Truss As The Next Permanent Leader Of The Conservative Party?
  • [21 October 2022] Boris Johnson is the Tory Party’s Kevin Rudd.
  • [21 October] You have no idea who Kevin Rudd is do you? Rudd, mega-intellect, strategic and visionary. Johnson - inbred Eton town idiot.
  • [19 October 2022] Only by losing power can they return to it – or even be competitive.
  • [19 October 2022] How embarrassed do you feel, if at all, by the economic and political situation in Britain at the present time?
  • Biggest economies in 2021 by gross domestic product, 2021.
  • Australia’s top ten trading partners in 2018-19 in order were China, Japan, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
  • [21 October 2022] Following the resignation of UK Prime Minister Liz Truss after just 45 days in office, the shortest tenure in British history, Mr Albanese said it would be a difficult time for the outgoing leader.
  • [22 October 2022] Britain’s every more improbable political soap opera could get its Dallas-style Pam finding Bobby in the shower moment.
  • The ouroboros or uroboros (/?j??r??b?r?s/) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. The term derives from Ancient Greek ?????????, from ???o oura 'tail' plus -????? -boros '-eating'. The ouroboros is often interpreted as a symbol for eternal cyclic renewal or a cycle of life, death, and rebirth; the snake’s skin-sloughing symbolizes the transmigration of souls. The snake biting its own tail is a fertility symbol in some religions: the tail is a phallic symbol and the mouth is a yonic or womb-like symbol.
  • [16 May 2016] On this date in 1986, during the closing moments of “Dallas’s” ninth season, Bobby Ewing was shown cheerfully lathering up in the shower of his ex-wife and true love Pam — despite the fact that Patrick Duffy’s character had been killed off one year earlier when the actor chose to leave the show.
  • [9 October 2022] Linking with pay rather than inflation would leave households worse off – but ministers must get measure past their own MPs
  • [21 October 2022] The former Trump adviser was convicted in July of ignoring a Jan. 6 subpoena.
  • [21 October 2022] Eleven Trump allies have been convicted or pleaded guilty to various offenses. He’s shaved nearly 11 years off their sentences with pardons.
  • [18 October 2022] LOL! Trumpers are sharing this photo all over Facebook — without realizing that it's Charles Manson…
  • Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and musician who led the Manson Family, a cult based in California, in the late 1960s. Some of the members committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the film actress Sharon Tate. The prosecution contended that, while Manson never directly ordered the murders, his ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy.
  • [19 October 2022] My wife and I knew a lady from church who used to register her own children as “unaccompanied minors” on flights and then sit 10 rows back from them on four-hour flights drinking white wine and claiming not to know them and I honestly think about this amazing woman once a week.
  • Australia’s 30th Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is the true definition of a leader with a 360º worldview. During his tenure, Morrison was tasked with several difficulties that required unique and innovative solutions. From managing the public safety of Australians during the pandemic to mitigating an economic crisis, controlling natural disasters, and leading the country while others were at war—Prime Minister Morrison led Australia with his particular brand of calm decisiveness and rationale. A globalization mastermind, Morrison lends his boundless influence and experience to audiences around the world.
  • [19 August 2022] Even before we learned the former PM was appointed to five extra ministries without telling anyone, there were warning signs of his need for control.
  • [21 October 2022] Jonathan Pie gets pissed on and pissed off about the sad little loser that was Liz Truss.

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