With thanks to John and Dave.
With thanks to John and Dave.
The health minister in Israel, Yaakov Litzman, has gone down with Covid19.
Litzman, 71, has been accused of violating his own ministry’s guidelines on social distancing in order to continue to attend prayer services and has been reported as having been to the house of a friend to pray.
Both he and his wife have contracted the virus and because he has been in contact with Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister has now had to go into a 14-day self-isolation. I expect we’ll all miss him.
Last week he was asked if the lockdown would be lifted in time for Easter and he said that he hoped that the Messiah would come before Easter.
“I am sure”, he said, “that the Messiah will come and take us out as God took us out of Egypt. We will soon be free and the Messiah will come and save us from all the world’s troubles.”
Well, even if the Messiah does arrive before Easter, it will be a bit late for Yaakov, as he will definitely be self-isolating.
Interestingly, last month this guy, allegedly, blamed Covid19 on homosexuals. Thanks to Cairnallochy, for bringing the questionable nature of the facts on this to my attention.
So it isn’t just unpleasant that he got it. It’s possibly also a tad embarrassing.
While we are on the subject of Benjamen Netanyahu, does anyone know if he dyes his hair blue?
It seems more often than not to have a blue tinge. Not that that’s a problem, of course.
My father had an elderly aunt who had lived a lot of her life in Paris and was, even as a very old woman, very chicly dressed and coiffured. She had tinged her hair with a slight blue rinse for a long time, but as she got older, sometimes she left the dye on for too long.
Apparently, she arrived at my grandparents’ house one day with an overdyed head. Every one was desperately trying not to look and no one said anything. Then my dad, about 10 at the time, came downstairs, took one look at her and just asked: Aunt Flo, why is your head purple?
Tony Blair has suggested that Labour would do much better in Scotland if they had a leader like Ruth Davidson. I was reminded that Mrs Thatcher once said that Tony Blair was among her proudest achievements, so time to repay the compliment?
I’m not sure how Richard Leonard would look on a tank in full combat gear, but now they have got Ms Baillie as deputy leader… Will she do?
I see Ian Murray has been reappointed Shadow Scottish Secretary. I bet old Sir Kier had a hard job with that post. “Hmmm, who to pick?” said Sir Starmer to himself. “I wonder…”
Sir Keir has had another brilliant idea, which he must have come up with all by himself without any skiffy from Gordo.
Why not have a constitutional convention? Give Scotland more powers, maybe even a Federal settlement. No one ever thought of that before, did they?
So a few questions which have been posed:
So Munguin hopes you all stayed safe and are feeling well.
We spend the day in the grounds. Munguin sat on his chair and I cut grass, weeded borders and dug out all the cat droppings which have been generously donated by my less than charming neighbour’s THREE cats.
Munguin was thinking of getting a dog.
He asked me to include this picture of him in Budapest. He has connections, y’know!
I’ve just read that Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care.
Now, I’ve no time for the man. As a politician, he’s a complete incompetent, absolutely lacking in judgement, almost as bad as Trump. As a person, he’s a downright unpleasant racist, homophobe and overgrown posh boy with a dubious past in dealing with people. An utter clown of a man.
Looking back I’ve had my differences with most prime ministers in the UK over the last 30 years. Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron, May, but, at a time of crisis any of them would have been a better bet than Johnson.
However, I wouldn’t wish COVID19 on my worst enemy.
So tonight, I wish Boris Johnson, (along with everyone else in the country and across the world who has fallen victim to the awful disease), all the very best in the fight against the virus and a speedy and complete recovery.
Thanks to John and Andi
Thanks to John for sharing his village with us.
Thanks to Dave and John.
Only a couple of days ago, Neil did a design for us here at Munguin’s New Republic, and then our very talented Andi did a cartoon version of Munguin at Munguin Towers saying how much he loves our NHS.
So without further ado… here it is.
Once again Munguin and I are much touched (that’s enough, Niko) and we’d like to thank Andi for his gift even if Munguin did have to paint in the “+Munguin” himself.