Friday, 17 February 2017

Finding common ground with the POTUS...

Friends, I have come to realise this week that I, Bouncing Bertie Boffin, have something in common with the current President of the U.S.A!

That got your attention, didn't it?

Yes, the fact is, we are both big admirers of former British Prime Minister and wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.
Churchill and his beloved poodle Rufus
So much has been written about Churchill's colourful life and personality that it's hard to come up with anything new to say about him. But this week, both Gail and I were amazed and impressed to read in a newspaper article how Churchill was so keen to keep abreast of developments in the world of physics that one morning in April 1926, when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's government, he set aside his papers to dictate a summary of quantum theory, then the latest big thing in science.

Gosh, a man after my own heart indeed!

What a great example to the current POTUS don't you think?  Wouldn't it be nice to think that, taking inspiration from his hero, Trump too might be attempting to inform himself about the current state of scientific knowledge (and in doing so gaining a respect for facts, evidence and rational thinking)...

Perhaps I should direct the Donald to my blog page with links to all my past science posts?

It would be a start wouldn't it?

PS It's my 7th birthday tomorrow, although it is never a given that Gail will have remembered. One lives more in hope than expectation, on this and other matters......


  1. MOLMOL Bertie you are for sure the best Boffin we know and I'm sure your expertise would be welcomed by everyone. We are big fans of Mr. Churchill too.
    7 years old you say! Well that must be quite exciting and we must tell you 7 is our lucky number so cheers good buddy may the luck begin today
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Hari Om
    OMD Bertie, if only...

    ...and in case for some awful reason I also miss tomorrow - HAPPY BARKDAY TO YOOOOOUUUUU.
    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Happy early 7th Barkday, Bertie!!

    We bet the current POTUS would surely benefit by visiting your scientific blogs!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Happy Birthday for tomorrow Bertie, have a super day.
    We could do with Mr Churchill in charge now, with all this Brexit fiasco. We don't think that the current POTUS would understand any of your highly scientific blogs, all he'd want to do would be claim your ideas as his own, and then Twitter about it !
    Hope the poorly paws are feeling better?

    Inca xx

  5. Crikey Bertie ..... I've been racking my brains to come up with something I have in common with THAT bloke but so far Zilcho!! I'm surprised he even knows who Sir Winston Churchill was let alone admire him. Just goes to show he has SOME taste, aye??
    It's your 7th birthday tomorrow????? Crikey Bertie ..... that's a big number. Have a good one. AND I don't have to remind you about the icecream. You, like me, know it's compulsory on birthdays, aye?? Have a great day, mate. Hope the tootsie's are up to it. Happy Birthday, Bertie.

  6. What Trump needs is a dog like you by his side to keep reminding him what is important.

  7. HAPPY ♫ BIRFDAY ♫ BERTIE... WE prolly won't be around tomorrow so we are gonna say it TWICE
    Happy ♫ BIRFDAY ♫ BERTIE.
    We hope you have a grand celebration of your special day... and that your wee paw is feeling MUCH better.

  8. Bertie we now you have nothing in common with Donald (duck!) you have the happeliest birthday ever
    Lily & Edward

  9. Bertie, I don't even like to mention the estimable Mr. Churchill in the same breath with that other person (although I think I just did). Happiest of birthdays to you!!!

  10. Ah, Bertie, I hate to say this, but your musings (and hopes) come very close to being fiction :)

  11. MOL, Bertie, we so hope he would do it ! Purrs

  12. Dear Bertie, we wanted to jump in and wish you a fun celebration for your seventh Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday to YOU! And thanks for a great post.

    smooches and nose pokes from teka toy

  14. Happy Birthday Bertie - hope you enjoy a day of fun and treats. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  15. Happy almost birfday! Instead of sending links maybe we can just send Donald to live there??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Good luck getting the Donald to take any information IN...BOL!

  17. Arghhhh. I can't even watch the news. I took love Winston Churchill though and his poodle as for trump om pretty sure he's a dog hater

  18. Donald would say you are just fake news Bertie!
    Sweet William The Scot