RANDOM THOUGHTS

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And here Femi swears!!!!

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Kevin Maguire@Kevin_Maguire Wait until the Tory Minister David Frost threatening to break the Brexit agreement with the European Union realises he’s the David Frost who negotiated what he hailed the “excellent” deal with the EU.

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4. Don’t make a noise protesting and don’t print anything that would embarrass the government?

I mean, seriously, they’d just have to stop covering any political stories at all. Because surely there is absolutely NOTHING that this British government does that isn’t so utterly shamefully embarrassing that they should want to stick their heads in the toilet and flush it.

5. This is advice from the United States of America. Basically Avoid Plague Island.
6. We’re getting there. Let’s stay vigilent.
7. You see, there are still lovely things in the world. (Photo G.T.Burt tel.902-667-2164)

BOW BOW, YE LOWER MIDDLE CLASSES

MY MUNGUINITES, MAJESTIES, HIGHNESSES, LORDS, LADIES AND THE REST OF YOU, MAKE SUITABLE OBEISANCE TO THE RT HON NOBLE AND GALLANT LADY BARONESS DAVIDSON OF LONDON LINKS.

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Don’t worry though, people. She is only accepting the peerage and the title, and the money, so that she can abolish this embarrassing pantomime relic of the Rees Mogg century. Don’t, however, hold your breath.

Scots react to Baroness Davidson taking her seat in the House of Lords |  The National
Ruth Davidson joins House of Lords as ex-Scots Tory leader introduced as Baroness  Davidson of Lundin Links
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DO MASKS WORK?

As Dave pointed out in “Just for a Laugh”, 60% of people in hospital have had 2 jags. It would be interesting to see how the statistic play out for the different makes of vaccination: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson… and any that other people have had… Sputnik?

JUST FOR A LAUGH

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Et puis il y a le Meilleur de la France

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23. Yes, Heathrow Airport is enough to make you turn around and go back to whence you came.
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Thanks to AndiMac, John, Russ

TOMORROW IS FREE DUMB DAY FOR THE ENGLISH… OR IS IT?

A not unreasonable and seemingly measured analysis of where England is going, thanks to the “irreversible” end to restrictions in that country which will happen at midnight.

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are self-isolating having met with people who have COVID, and indeed the Health Secretary has COVID. Cases are now at 50,000+ a day in England and rising, as the professor suggested.

But the end to enforced restrictions of any kind, and the trusting in the good common sense of the British (English) people goes ahead as planned and it is irreversible.

Already we hear that Intensive Care Units in some places are at capacity and serious elective operations are being cancelled, as clearly it would be madness to put seriously-ill post-operative patients into an ICU along with seriously-ill and highly-infective COVID patients.

As Professor Ferguson says, the disease is not as serious for those, or most of those, who are double vaccinated (around 50% of the population), but unless there has been an update on this, remember that some of the vaccines are far less effective on the Delta variant brought into the UK in vast numbers by Boris Johnson’s ineptitude.

Once again, Boris Johnson is playing catch-up when it comes to Covid-19 |  The Independent

The AstraZeneca (remember Annie Wells insisted that it was OXFORD, AstraZeneca) I read, is just over 50% effective on the Delta variant at two jags compared with over 90% on previous variants.

And people are still dying. Not in the enormous numbers of earlier, but it is still happening.

Added to which, Long Covid (which is Post-Viral Fatigue) isn’t going away. It can last for years. I promise you. I know. I’ve had it.

You REALLY don’t want it. It ruins your life.

So, for anyone tempted to follow the English government’s advice and throw caution to the winds, I would seriously advise against it.

Wear masks if you can; keep your hands clean; cough of sneeze into your elbow; and sanitise frequently.

Dean Burnett on Twitter: "If British people have such cast-iron common sense  then there's no reason for a brutal punitive benefits system. Just give  them whatever money they need and trust them

Munguin (and virtually the entire medical and scientific community) says so!

Katie Hopkins, Lawrence Fox and Iain Duncan Donuts disagree.

I’ll leave you to evaluate that…

The common sense of the British people is going meme - AhSeeit

Soppy Sunday

Orangutan Mom at Belgium Zoo Deals With Baby's Tantrum | PEOPLE.com
1. I don’t care what you say, you’re going to Sunday School with Munguin if I have to drag you there myself.
2. No I’m not going anywhere special. I’m a Himalayan Monal and we always look this good.
3. Bulgarian wasps build better bykes.
4. I’ve got a long tail, which is why I’m called a “Long-Tailed Tit”. (You have to explain these things in case humans are reading.)
5. Soppy Sunday is supposed to be good… So we are waiting…So far…nothing much!
6. What I call a wildflower garden. (Glasgow Botanics.)
7. These Pizza Delivery Boys keep you waiting for sooooo long!
8. Munguin’s neighbour’s garden.
9. Now you are in Scotland.
10. Part of Munguin’s grounds.
11. Come on, Mum, I want to play!
Peru taps global capital markets but local depth remains key issue -  Citywire
12. Lima.
Watch The Baby Elephant & The Baby Giraffe | Prime Video
13. This is a really funny-looking elephant, but what the heck…
NATURE: Animal Odd Couples | KPBS
14. Besties.
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15. What do you mean I’ve come out in spots?
Is Australia really seeing more shark attacks? - BBC News
16. Can anyone recommend a good (and brave) dentist?
6 key behaviours that reveal the wild ancestry of your cat - Discover  Wildlife
17. Now, look here, Munguin… I insist on more cats and fewer dogs on here. OK?
humour: Hee-haw: A sassy miniature donkey 'Mambo' is being used to relieve  stress during long videoconferencing sessions - The Economic Times
18. No, you can’t. It’s my grass.
The Red Admiral Butterfly: Identification, Origin & Peak Period - Saga
19. Look at that pattern, repeated on both wings.
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20. OK. We’re gonna have a cuddle now, so off you go about your business, otherwise, Munguin will be charging you double.

With thanks to John.

SO, IS THIS WHAT A SCOTTISH TOFF SOUNDS LIKE?

I’d be interested to hear what Munguinites (particularly those who live in the West)and might be personally affected, positively or negatively, by this tunnel think.

The questions that came to mind when I listened to Union Jackie were:

  1. Has the UK government consulted the Scottish government, or the local authority(ies) about the project?
  2. How do local people feel about this?
  3. If the depth of the water was a challenge to the bridge, would not that depth mean that, unlike the Channel Tunnel, this one would have to be extremely deep.
  4. If the munitions dumped in this channel (why there, between two of the lesser countries of the union?) prove a problem to a bridge, would they not equally prove a problem to a tunnel… to the workers constructing it and later to the people using the tunnel for travel.
  5. What would it cost?
  6. Who would pay for it?
  7. Would it be worth the money in increased trade, or is this a vanity project…The Johnson Tunnel?
  8. Where would the customs be situated?
  9. Is the promise to spend a lot of money in Scotland (and NI) a little like the promise to build 13 freighters on the Clyde just before the last referendum? A promise which, not long after the result of the referendum, started crumbling as the number of ships reduced from 13 to 8… then to 3 and then to zero, as the contract for the 3 was given to a yard somewhere in England!
  10. Is the Scottish secretary actually Scottish? I hear no trace of Scots in his accent!

Answers on a post card please, to Munguin, Munguin Towers.

Bugger the Panda sent me the pic of Alister with his English poppy (for which, thanks):

A Scottish poppy looks like this:

New poppy sellers wanted after donations drop | ITV News Border

OH WELL, THAT’S GOOD THEN

SO HE’LL APOLOGISE FOR THE INNUMBERABLE TIMES HE’S BEEN A RACIST IN PRINT AND LIVE?

Of course we believe you Grant Shapps/Michael Green/Corinne Stockheath/Sebastian Fox . (Corrine? Nice one sweetie!) Yup, absolutely believe you, you trustworthy old sausage.

No really, we do.

A comprehensive history of everything awful Boris Johnson has said | gal-dem

Oh, and we know you’re a cabinet minister, Sebastian, we know you’re British. You really don’t have to display a flag and your red box with a file at a jaunty angle to show that it’s not as empty as your head.

‘Struth.

BORIS IS CANCELLED (WE WISH)

FAIR WARNING: YOU MAY REQUIRE TO HAVE A BUCKET WITHIN EASY REACH

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It was widely reported on Tuesday that Boris Johnson had cancelled the reception at No 10 for the England team. They then tried to make it look like a postponement.
Aubrey Allegretti@breeallegretti

I’m told that plans to have the England team to Downing Street for a reception this week have been shelved, with attention turning instead to the PM’s levelling up speech in a few days.

But it seems that despite earlier reports that the PM had decided to concentrate instead on a big speech he was about to make about levelling up (whatever that is), it appears that the reality is that the players themselves decided not to attend the reception in view of the behavior of some Conservative MPs and ministers with regard to Black Lives Matter and taking the knee.

The Home Secretary had said she did not support the English players taking a knee, and she would not condemn fans for booing them for doing so. She called it gesture politics as did the prime minister. The Foreign Secretary said he would only take the knee for the Queen or his wife. But then, he is a sleazy piece of work.

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The black players in the squad did not wish to go to No. 10 and the white players refused to attend in solidarity. That is team work.


Black and Asian Lawyers For Justice@BameFor

We have it on good authority that the black English players told Gareth they wouldn’t attend the PM’s shindig at no 10. The words ‘Boris is cancelled’ were used aggressively. #Euro2020Final#BlackLivesMatter

It seems not to have occurred to the inept staff at No 10 that trying to make it look like Johnson had cancelled was never going to last more than a few hours. Perhaps they are all as detached from reality as Johnson is himself.

Aye well, Mr Johnson. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. (Thanks to agalianou for the correction.)

Maybe what he really meant was, if he got down there, he’d never get up again…
What jolly japes, eh Boris?
Yes, they they could have had the worst death toll during the pandemic.
I wonder how much effort she puts in to being this vile… or if maybe it just comes naturally?
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