Thanks to John, Dave, Marcia, Andi
Month: April 2022
WE’RE DOIN’ FINE OKLAHOMA
The chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party received a loud cheer at a campaign event after calling for Anthony Fauci to be “put in front of a firing squad”.
John Bennett, who is also running for Congress, said Dr Fauci should be tried and executed for vaccine mandates.
Bennett noted that Dr Fauci should only be killed following a fair and just trial.
He is running to represent Oklahoma’s second district in the U.S. Congress in the state’s primary this June.
In 2016 Bennett gave a talk framing Islam as ‘90% violence’.
In 2021 he compared mask mandates to Star patches worn by Jews in the Holocaust.
Sounds like a nice chap… eh?
(Thanks to Brenda for the heads up)
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, ou, plutôt les mêmes choses
Then there’s this tube. nos fines nostros occupabimus in aliquo puncto indivisibili in futurum
SEXUAL SCANDALS REAR THEIR UGLY HEADS
I’d like to know if the front bencher who was allegedly (according to the minister involved) watching porn on his phone sitting next to a female colleague, is one of these MPs.
In fairness to the rest of the male members of the cabinet, I’d say we have to know more about this allegation, because, at this moment we are all wondering which minister was accused and there is a temptation to do the guilty until proven innocent thing.
But also, those facing investigation (not just Tories) that Ms Lucas mentions are putting all MPs under suspicion.
The law in their country may be different, but in Scotland when Alex Salmond was accused of sexual harassment in 2020, and charges were brought against him (of which he was later found not guilty by the High Court), his name was not kept secret.
I’d also like to know why the Tory MP Imran Khan, who was found guilty, in a Crown Court, of an assault on an underage boy, is still a member of parliament. He has been thrown out of the Tory Party, but he remains an MP and as such, I am helping to pay his salary.
The Crown Court Judge, Mr Justice Baker said he will sentence Khan at a date yet to be fixed and he went on to say that all sentencing options, including immediate custody, were being considered by the court.
And while we are on the subject of sexual cases, I not that the councillors of the City of York have unanimously removed the Freedom of the City enjoyed by the man who used to be called prince, Andrew.
Liberal Democrat Darryl Smalley, City of York Council’s executive member for culture, leisure and communities and proposer of the motion, said: “I was pleased to see councillors of all parties support this motion and make it clear that it is no longer appropriate for Prince Andrew to represent York and its residents.
The council also called for the queen or the government to strip Andrew of the title “Duke of York”.
I’d like to see the same thing happen in Inverness, where he has the lesser title of Earl. Apparently, however, when a vote was taken by the council, only 13 of the 32 members voted that he should be stripped of the title, and I get the impression that this was done along party lines. Because it was proposed by the SNP, the unionists voted against. Does anyone know?
If I came from Inverness, I’d not want my town to be associated with him.
Anyone from Inverness?
I realise that all parties have their scandals and many of them will involve sex, and it’s a cross party thing. We can all think of various levels of scandal in all the major parties and some of the minor ones.
And even when something isn’t illegal (as I’m sure some of these accusations will turn out to be) I think we probably have the right to expect that serving MPs, ASs, AMs or MSPs, who make our laws, should conduct themselves with a bit of decorum and restraint. We pay them, after all!
HOW MUCH DO WE SUBSIDISE THIS?
According to the Tories:
“In local authorities run by the SNP and Labour, you *could face an extra £200 on your council tax bill *if this year’s increases continue for the next five years. while protecting vital services.”
- *My emphasis
Only that’s not what their poster says. It says it will increase by £200, fact. No indication of “may” and no indication of the time it will take to do that.
If this indicator is anything to go by, even if the bill went up by £200 over the next five years, it would stand at £1,547, still cheaper than Wales and much much cheaper that the Tories’ England.
Fortunately, given that the Tories now have a reputation for lying out of their backsides, it is highly unlikely that any but the most ardent Conservative will believe this.
Journalists from the Guardian, Financial Times and Mirror were allegedly blocked from joining Home Secretary Priti Patel’s trip to Rwanda this month.
I’m inclined to wonder if that indicates that they are newspapers that we should trust?
Another West Indies nation wishes to move on from a foreign monarchy. Eddy and Mrs Eddy (apparently two of the less disagreeable members of the family) have been told by the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda that they wish, in the fullness of time, to become a republic. this was simply notice of intention for the future. Not nearly as embarrassing as the notice for two other countries, to the much less agreeable Willie and the Clothes Horse.
And this plank, ladies and gentlemen, is your deputy prime minister. Decidedly thicker than the proverbial two short ones.
JUST FOR A LAUGH
“If you boil a funny bone it becomes a laughing stock. That’s humerus.”
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book. – Ronald Reagan
I JUST met a youngster on the street, crying his eyes out . I asked what was wrong.
He said: “Today I turned 22 in 2022 so I went to the bookies and put £22 on the second horse in the second race of the day. It was at 2.22!pm!”
“That all sounds great,” I said. ’”What went wrong?”
“He came in second”.
“I asked my boss: ‘What do you want me to do with this metre roll of bubble wrap?’ He replied: ‘Just pop it in the corner.’ Four hours it took me.”
NO ENGLISH dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words “complete” and “finished”, some people saying there is no difference – but there is.
When you marry the right woman, you are complete. When you marry the wrong woman, you are finished.
And if you marry a woman who likes shopping, you are completely finished!
Thanks to: John, Erik, Brenda, Graham. Also want to thank Nadine, Jake and Andy Bowie for being a constant source of amusement.
Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. – Mark Twain
But before I go I’m going to say thank you, on behalf of Munguin, to Dave, Graham, John, AndiMac, Stewart and, I suspect, Kay for the photos from Bulgaria!
Munguin says thank you. He couldn’t do it without you (like he does anything!)
PS: Don’t tell him about 17 and 17a… He’ll think I can’t count and underpay me!!!
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
Thanks to John, Marcia and Dave.
I THINK JAKE HAS FINALLY GONE MAD
You wish to give you notice that World Beating GREAT Britain and the UK is more important that any other power in the world and as such, when we sign an international agreement in order to (in conjunction with lying to the queen to get a prorogation of parliament), facilitate a massive majority at an election (by telling the plebeians that we “got Brexit done”), we expect to be able to have it changed as and when it pleases us to do so.
I’m sure all you lesser countries, including those in the EU and China, India and the USA realise that superiority and accept without question that the only people who are held to their signatures on these things are foreigners. Not us.
Australia and New Zealand which have made trade agreements with our important selves, please make a note and prepare for changes. Once again these agreement were come to in order that the Rt Hon Truss of Private Jet would be able to boast about how clever she was and pose for photographs overlooking the Greenland Sea, or wherever it is you are.
Jacob Rees Mogg, Rt Hon member of Her Britannic Majesty’s Privy Council.