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Why is he still walking around a free man?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 21, 2023:
Trump is a blatherskite, and while he is allowed to continue muck spreading his verbal diarrhea, the media are kept busy reporting it and so take the spotlight off the more serious threats to the world caused by the pillaging of economies, the raping of the environment and the continued oppression of the worlds poor, by western oligarch, general super capitalism and the disorganised crime families that pass for governments these days. The longer the soap opera that is the Trump/Johnson/Macron/Trudeau (et al.) Saga can be stretched out, the better for these fat cats and sewer rats who pay to keep them in power with one hand while raking in massive profits with the other. The last thing they want is in the Builderburgers annual piss up and money spreading Billionaires shin dig or at Klaus Schwab's knock off, tinpot *Legion of Doom (the WEF)* is to have to report that Jaque, Joe and Jimbob public has actually noticed that the world is turning to shit and wants them to actually do something about it.
Jim Gordon has died, He can take crdit for Layla but also for killling his mother .
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 21, 2023:
No not that Jim Gordon, Batman
Coming in just over nine months...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 21, 2023:
Only in the USA To the rest of the word it will be 311223
“Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance”………….
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 21, 2023:
Hmmmm
Sarcasm alert?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 20, 2023:
Obama's father was an atheist, his mother was culturally Jewish but was none practicing. Obama declared himself a Christian because no one gets anywhere in US politics if they claim to be anything else. His paternal Grandparent were both practicing Muslim converts who took the name Hussein as a convert name and following Muslim tradition passed it on (ideally for six generations). Barak is a Hebrew name and Obama originates from Swahili So saying the 44th president is Islamic because his middle name is of Arabic origin is like saying John Wayne was a Jewish woman because his middle name was Marrion.
I have a feeling we're all going to be disappointed Tuesday
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 19, 2023:
Well, hopefully when the massed hoards of MAGAots have turned up two or three time to not see him get arrested, they won't bother coming out on the day he actually is.
Purloin verb To take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 19, 2023:
Apparently it was originally a criminal term for the specific offence of enticing away a trained or part trained apprentice from his master, before he had worked long enough to pay for his being taught his trade or craft. A French form of the Latin Porlonge meaning literally to take far away By the sixteenth century the word had become confused with the money wallet a loin purse (An English form of the Scottish sporran) and the activities of a cut purse (an early form of pick pocket) and So came to mean any form of thieving.
What do you think of this idea: Any "ideology" (in the broadest sense) that fulfills the following...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 19, 2023:
Religion by definition involves binding oneself to a set of ideals. The very word religion come from the same root Latin word as ligature, "ligatus" to bind and the Latin prefix re- to redo, to go through again, hence weekly rituals to re-tighten the binding of one self to an ideology. So as far as this goes, what you present is a fair definition of a religion, other than it lacks a supernatural element and a requirement for faith which is a priority for almost all religions. Communism for example meets ALL the requirements for a religion other than that its object of faith is an ambition, a belief in a future conforming to the ideals of Marx and the communist patriarchs and it outright rejects the supernatural (only room for one boogie man in the commie camp). So without that supernatural element an ideology can and Does have a hard time selling itself as a religion. Atheism I would argue, meets none of the requirements, it is simply an intellectual standpoint, in that to be atheist all that is required is an opinion that the concept of a god or gods existing has spectacularly failed to meet its burden of proof and so can be logically rejected as not even worthy of being considered an hypothesis. It seeks not to give life meaning It offers or delivers no perfect method for living a life, not offers any meaning for life. There is no weekly or periodic rebinding neither compulsory or even voluntary ritual and other than expressing loosely connected ideas based around (lets face it) worrying about the dangerous effect religion is having on the world there is no official or even casual atheist community other than perhaps a few activist organizations such as the FFRF and the Satanic temple who enjoy winding up bigots and throwing stumbling blocks in to the way of their pious pontifications and parading.
Da fuq is wrong with Messenger?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 19, 2023:
I've been getting messages but not sure if mine are being received
YOICKS! - Interjection…a cry used used by huntsmen to urge on the hounds in fox hunting; used ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 18, 2023:
Interestingly Oicks (or oiks) means in Victorian English, the unruly poor, especially young men
This just might not be funny! Truth hurts.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 18, 2023:
First known appearance of this fake meme is on an anonymous *faceboot* post dated February 25, 2023
Because of the recent deterorition of this website...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 18, 2023:
quite a few of us have set up accounts at https://atheistuniverse.ning.com for for just such an eventuality check it out
MTG is Against Aid For Ukraine Because She Doesn’t Believe Putin Wants to Invade Europe in yet...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 16, 2023:
Yes because of course SHE is the first person Putin is going to share his war plans with
Gov.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
Gov. Sanders is the same Sarah Huckabee Sanders who used be the public mouth piece of former president capt. Combeover
I'll take memes that will get me banned from facebook for $500 please
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
Florida woman sues neighbor for NOT letting her eat her son Second Kings 6:24–30 Florida man claim to have talking ass Numbers 22:21-38 Tampa couple evicted for not gardening in the nude Genesis 3:23
Here is a 6 min.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
Wonderful, wonderful man. Also delightful to see the great Burgess Meredith so very young
Don't give up.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
So is injury or death
New South Carolina Bill Makes Women Who Get Abortions Eligible for Death Penalty A new bill ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
Pro- life..Pro-life, extemin*Cough* Pro-life
WURZEL.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb63PdPweDc
WHY DOES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAVE SO MANY SILENT LETTERS?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 15, 2023:
In some cases the silencing of a letter has come about through dialect or just plane laziness. Often it came from the fact that when Caxton invent the printing press he chose only to use the 26 most common letters, and substituted the others with combinations or alternatives from those 26. As it stems from the fact that Englished used to have many more letters and accents that have for one reason or another have been lost. The letter Thorn for example was done away with in favour of the digraph Th, and mistakenly substituted by the printed letter Y, leading to þe being pronounced both Ye and Thee þou being pronounced both You and Thou. The silent K on English cords was originally the Runic letter Kenaz (or Kaun in Viking Runes) ᚲ pronounced by the obsolete digraph cn and again was mistakenly substituted by the printed letters kn In time the sound softened to a hard N, so that words such as Knight and night became phononyms, with one sole exception in English that being the regal Name Cnute (the monarch who died ordering back the sea).
Best known as a clown type of character: actor, comedian, author, songwriter Isaiah Edwin Leopold - ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 13, 2023:
Also father of Disney's favourite rent a villain Keenan Wynn
TAUTOLOGY.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 12, 2023:
In my opinion Tautologies are what they are, I think.
Would anyone mind telling me what they think "flewster" or "fluster" means ?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 12, 2023:
Fluster from the Viking flaustr meaning to bustle or to agitate, by the 16th century it had evolved to mean "to flurry or confuse" Flewster is an now almost extinct English surname, derived from the combination of two names (originally hyphenated) Flew and Stern, Flew-Stern. Flew being an occupational name for a sea fisherman and Stern meaning strict or professional. Therefore Flewster which can be traced back to the 14th or 15th century means a professional Fisherman or the captain of a fishing boat. McFluwster, is therefore probably a regional dialectic variation?
From the 1948 film The Pirate: Be A Clown.... [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 11, 2023:
There has always been a LOT of contention over the similarity between "Be a Clown" by Cole Porter for the 1948 and "Make 'Em Laugh" 1952 Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown who claim they wrote the song first but published it later (It is worth noting that Arthur Freed produced "The Pirate") Cole Porter claimed to have never heard the latter song until many years later Compare them and make up your own mind Possibly Gene Kelly might have known since he was in both films, but he is long since gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbSz9sS6HtY
I want to see him indicted, tried and convicted.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 11, 2023:
This is the natural evolution of what began with the movement that claimed "Feelings over Facts" was a legitimate standpoint. Once that wedge was firmly entrenched it took only a few tap of the metaphorical hammer to split open society and allow credence to th idea that the feelings of lunatics and dangerous insurgents are more important than the rule of law and convenient and comforting lies are a not only a social necessity but are in fact preferable to inconvenient and undesirable truths. If Trumpty gets away with this then it sets a terrible precedent in law that punishing the popular guilty is an infringement of civil and human rights not only those of the perpetrator, but those of the people who want to believe that their feeling being hurt by the removal of a criminal from society "trumps" the rules of law, common sense and moral decency.
STRAMASH.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 11, 2023:
same root as Skirmish?
Depends on one's point of view, I suppose.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
Reminds me of the famous Irish road sign in Donegal "If you going to Dublin I wouldn't start from here if I were you"
These people should have their hunting licenses revoked and banned from ever being allowed to ever ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
evil fuckers
Spreading the Gospel
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
Luv it
Jill Taylor
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
Her career was ruined when it was revealed that her January 1970 playboy centerfold shoot was actually taken "at some point" before her 18th birthday when she was still a high school student and was either 16 or 17 years old. The photo sets were deliberately held back by the photographer and Playboy ,magazine until she turned 18 in October 1969, under US and UK law at the time making the photo set illegal, after it was legally decided it did not matter how old she was when the pictures were published, if she was under age when they were taken. It was also revealed that she was Jewish, causing her to be shunned by her local community, leading to her conversion to Christianity against her parents wishes causing another scandal. She never worked as a model again Today she is in her seventies lives in Oregon and cleans houses for a living. She has two sons and three grandchildren.
Never give to much information [m.facebook.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
Never give"***too***" much information
Futtock noun Any of a number of timbers forming the lower, more curved portion of the frame...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 10, 2023:
British comedy classic Futtocks End 1970 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281872/
How heart warm...oh
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 9, 2023:
Now that is my sense of humour
DEATH THROES 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 9, 2023:
Not to be confused with Death Throws
Tennessee what have you done?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 9, 2023:
Look out for the mass influx of Catholic Priest wanting to move in to Tennessee all singing "Thank Heavens for Little Girls"
Do you have suspicions of racism in the Repuglican Party; All 26 House Oversight Republicans ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 9, 2023:
Well be fair most of those listed cannot understand never mind read three or four syllable words, and asking them to sign something is also going to task their one ass residing brain cell past tolerable limits.
House Speaker McCarthy Hands Gavel Over to Marjorie Taylor Greene The US House of ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 9, 2023:
Isn't she one of the 4 horse faces of the apocalypse?
Margaret Thatcher climbs over a fence. 45 seconds of British humour. [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 7, 2023:
That is an overdubbed clip from At Bertram's Hotel 1987 starring Joan Hickson as Miss Marple Caroline Blakiston is the Thatcher look alike she is probably best remembered as Mon Mothma the supreme leader of the rebel Alliance in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and about the only other female with a speaking role in that film ***Many Bothans died to bring us this information.***
This is a question for the ladies.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 7, 2023:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEd25_Mzfjo
Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland - 1970's
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
Jill Ireland was previously married to Man from Uncle Star David McCallum At the rap party for "The Great escape" in 1963, the then also married Charles Bronson approached the couple and told McCallum that Ireland was to good for him and that he was going to marry her. Five years later he did exactly that, there is some dispute as to whether there had been an ongoing affair, but David and Jill divorced in 1967, as did Bronson and his wife Harriet Tendler and Bronson immediately Married Jill in early 1968. However divorce in the UK during the sixties usually took at least two years of actual separation, and five years if a guilty party could not be established and was contested in court. Divorce in the USA was a much easier matter. Further Jill Ireland and David McCallum had been married in England in 1957 at the Islington Registry in London, so a divorce in the USA would not have been recognised under English law either for Ireland or Bronson, hence her moving back to the USA immediately before her second marriage. Also all three actors were Roman Catholic and so would have had to gain a religious annulment of their fist marriages in order for the second one to take place in the eyes of the church Sadly Jill Ireland died in 1990 of breast cancer. She does however hold the distinction of being one of only two on screen mutual love interest of Carry on Star Kenneth Williams. This being in Carry on Nurse 1959 with Jill as Jill the bookish sister of Williams' college room mate who he successfully woos from his hospital bed. (the other was Elke Sommer in Carry on Behind 1975 some 16 years later as the sexually voracious Professor Anna Vooshka)
Shouldn't we be more like labs?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
They have 2 big advantages over us 1) they are colour blind 2) No dog ever claimed to be the son of the God of all Doggies, with a divine right to 10% of their chewed up tennis balls.
Virginia airport TSA checkpoint X-ray machine accidentally scans traveler's pet: 'cat-astrophic ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
Looking at that X ray, the cat appears to have an alien gray hiding in its head where its brain should be. Damn tricky these illegal Aliens.
A minister had just finished an excellent fried chicken dinner at the home of a congregation member ...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
Makes a change from a member of the ministry trying to enter a congregate's son
Collectively we should stop the "News Network" reference.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcjZgPgm6aU
You'd have to be a moron to believe...Oh!
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
NO 1 is far too intelligent for Maga dummies 1. Education is dumb 'cos its boring 2. Prosecution is for demonocraps who need to pay to have sex 3. Losing is something other people say about you when they are cruzin' fer bruising 4. Insurrection is having a limp dick 5. Violence is fuckin' A 6. Killing women cheaper than a dee-vorce 7. Antiracism? 😡πŸ€ͺ🀬 speak fookin engle-ish N----er 8. Antifascists are Hitlers Aunties 9. Law enforcement is for blacks, gays, Mexi-cains and jews and is on the wrong end of a gun
It’s my bedtime once again…so tonight I’m leaving you in the capable hands of Peter Gabriel.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 6, 2023:
Kate Bush sang backing vocals on the original release of this song, one of their many collaborations.
Looks reasonable
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 5, 2023:
When you mix one such stupidity with another it unfortunately does not compound the stupidity in to utter stupidity, it causes a geometric progression of fatuous, dangerous cretinism that is so infectious it is the intellectual equivalent of an inverted Zombie apocalypse where the monsters rip out their own defective gray matter and try and force feed it to everyone else.
”Life is tragic simply because the Earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day,...
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 4, 2023:
I have always considered the idea of immortality as the worst form of punishment that any "god(s)" could ever visit on their beloved pet. An eternity of watching every thing and everyone you ever knew. loved or strived for age, corrupt, be destroyed and eventually rot in to nothingness, while you watch on helpless to do anything about it. No wonder the Christian God is a psychopath.
Sobriquet: a nickname, sometimes assumed, but often given by another, that is descriptive.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 4, 2023:
There are a number of ready made traditional Sobriquet such Grand Poo-bar a person who holds may positions withing one organisation High CockaLorum a person of intermediate rank who affects many airs and graces out of pride for for his or her position The iron... (duke, lady, maiden etc) One who has a steely, intemperate or unshakable position or opinion, such as Margaret Thatcher or the Duke of Wellington. Lord Muck One with a condescending and prideful attitude to their peers Some times they are a means of personal mockery, my personal favourite being those give to the Late and unlamented Media Mogul Robert Maxwell (AKA Jan Ludvik Hoch) a Czechoslovak-born immigrant to the UK who conned, cheated and lied himself in to a position of media power during the 1980s Maxwell (or Hoch) was a keen seaman and adopted the sobriquet "Cap'n Bob" for himself in order to seem more approachable and trust worthy. The UK press however constantly referred to him by the less flattering epithet ***"The Bouncing Czech"*** a reference to both his obesity and shady business practices. "Cap'n Bob" died when he threw himself off his own boat and committed suicide after being caught fiddling millions out of his own business empire's pension funds, and was found some weeks later ***bobbing*** up and down in the Atlantic ocean
5 More Republican voters off the streets.... [dailykos.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 4, 2023:
And did they sing as they were marched out in cuffs 🎼🎡🎡 And I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free...🎢🎡 Oh, I'm not?
Pluvial adjective Of or relating to rain, especially much rain; rainy.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 4, 2023:
In old French Luvial means to wash, hence Pluvial is to rain, and Diluvial is to flood from the Latin diluere "wash away," which is also the Latin word for baptism.
If Mark Twain were alive today.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 3, 2023:
Mark Twain credited Benjamin Disraeli with having originated this maxim, but it actually goes back much further in the variation taught in law schools from time immemorial There are three kinds of witness "simple liars, damned liars and experts" The second variation is that three types of person who will always lie in court "Witnesses, lawyers and experts" Since Disraeli was a lawyer and an expert on political science, this gives some credence to Twain's accreditation.
That would help
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 3, 2023:
Pareidolia at its best
I think the trend to control speech - and therefore thought - continues.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 2, 2023:
The problem with debating free speech is that both sides think free speech is great for them, but that the other side cannot be trusted with it, being as they are too immoral, immature and naive to know when not to give voice to the unacceptable. It inevitably comes down to two factions both screaming "I find that offensive" at one another, then boycotting one another, then shouting to anyone who will listen "they are trying to silence me, so we should kill them before they kill us! Then we can reinstate free speech... for us"
A recap: MAGA black history month highlights.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 2, 2023:
Perhaps this is one of those odd occasions when truth and coincidence devastatingly collide As February may indeed be For Americans Black history month, :) but by an unhappy coincidence Feb 2023 is also a A Black month for American history :(
Who of you would self-identify as nihilist?
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 2, 2023:
I could I suppose, but what would be the point
Clarsach noun An ancient Irish and Scottish harp.
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 2, 2023:
Also known as cláirseach in Irish, clàrsach in Scottish Gaelic, telenn in Breton and telyn in Welsh
Gorgeous, but I couldn't find a name
LenHazell53 comments on Mar 1, 2023:
Her name is working name is Kendra Roll she was born in Venezuela in 1997, sometimes billed as Kendra Peach (on Only Fans) and Angie R. in some early pictures, she is now retired.
Granted, it is February but that's pretty wild.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
The image for some reason has been flipped, but is the final picture in a 16th century German series depicting the seven deadly sins. This is Wrath (here on the left) and Sloth (on the right) The inscriptions have been translated in to Medieval French but the original Latin reads Wrath cannot rule for he can only destroy himself, and Sloth though a rabbit needs aid to run from work
Although I like the Carpenters I never had any of their albums, so this one is new to me.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
There was a fad for Sci-fi UFO songs in the mid to late seventies The above and for example:- Hot Chocolate's "No doubt about it" "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" by Hot Gossip. "Automatic Lover" by Dee D. Jackson, David Bowie (and cover by Lulu) "The Man Who Sold the World" David Bowie "Space Oddity" and "Ashes to Ashes" David Bowie "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" "Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future)" Elton John Zager & Evans "2525" Hawkwind "Silver Machine" ( and other Michael Moorcroft in inspired songs) Boney M. "Nightflight to Venus" Curtis Knight "U.F.O."
Please supply caption. 🀣
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
I REALLY need more fiber in my diet Or Where else are you supposed to dump all the shit
Children sometimes see the truth ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
Not far from the truth, I was kicked of a school production of "Oh what a lovely war" in the 1970s for refusing to recant my statement that the British Empire was made up of countries we conquered for the purposes of exploitation, slavery and pillaging, instead of the actual line that the empire was all about collonising and civilizing lesser races for their own betterment.
Church mice ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
Mormon Micenaries or Micmon Missionaries
A black cat crosses my path...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
"If a black cat crosses your path, it is a sure sign that the animal is going somewhere" Groucho Marx
Kids learn quick.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 28, 2023:
If Washington were a child today
I have passed my prime
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 27, 2023:
And these are the same bastards complaining that men in dresses are corrupting our children, and don't see the irony
Crazy lady died on the government dole after spending her life decrying it.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 27, 2023:
Wow, a widow, dying from terminal lung cancer who had worked continually until 4 years before her death was bankrupted by by medical bills for herself and her late husband and allowed a friend to arrange for her to have Medicare, to alleviate her near catatonic suffering quality of life. WHAT A FUCKING BITCH!
Republican Lawmaker Claims When Severe Child Abuse Victims Die - Govt Saves Money During a recent...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 26, 2023:
“If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.” Ebenezer Scrooge
Vellicate verb To twitch.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 25, 2023:
Jack Douglas built a whole comedy career on vellicating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el5O5HIf2TU
Shouldn't educators be the ones determining what is taught? Within very broad guidelines?
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 25, 2023:
When you want to be top of the class but you don't want to study, you make the rest of the class afraid of learning by beating the genuinely intelligent people senseless. You make intelligence something to avoid if you have a liking for a sound skin, and then scare someone else in to doing your homework for you.
GOBBET.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 25, 2023:
IN the North of England and in some parts of Scotland your "Gob" is a derogatory term for your mouth, especially when talking nonsense
We've all heard that Hitler wanted to be an artist.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 24, 2023:
Multitalented arsehole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxL3A4ln58o
Only in a "Right to Gun totting Life" very Red Rethuglican state would this be considered.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 24, 2023:
In the words of GC
She's not wrong!
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 23, 2023:
Can anyone else name the 4th Justice society hero in the blue hood? Or am I the only super nerd in the room?
I don't know what evangelicals are, but based on who they support I question their sanity.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 23, 2023:
A'mirkin democracy y'all
Shane Dowling writes a valuable article on the lack of protection of Australian citizens against ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 23, 2023:
This why the Tory UK government have spent years demonising and attempting to abolish the human rights act in the UK, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as "unnecessary bureaucracy"
22nd February 1797…The last invasion of Britain, launched by The French during the Revolutionary ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 22, 2023:
Not True, the last time the UK was invaded was during the 1812 US/UK war when an American warship blown off course landed on the West Coast of England in the fishing town of Whitehaven. 30 members of the crew including Captain John Jones rowed ashore and invaded the town, leaving only one officer and two seamen on board as caretakers. The astonished Locals offered the invaders Ale and dinner at the local Tavern and gave them directions to the home of the local Lord of the manor Lord Selkirk, who Jones decided to kidnap for ransom. Unfortunately Lord Selkirk was not at home and his butler gave them his apologies. Determined to not have the raid be a total waste, the captain demanded his Lordships silver as booty, and was presented with the only silver in the house, a Georgian silver Tea service, which they took away with them back to their ship after obtaining a sworn statement from the Butler that this tea pot etc was indeed spoils of war. The invaders sailed home and announced their Victory to much derision and incredulity and a refusal to accept that the ship had not simply just got lost. Years later Captain Jones wrote a contrite apology to Lord Selkirk and enclosed his tea service along with a latter asking that Lord Selkirk be so kind as to write back confirming to the American Admiralty that he had indeed invaded Great Britain. His Lordship obliged and along with thanks for the returned booty enclosed a copy of The Cumberland Chronicle and Whitehaven Public Advertiser,, which detailed the not only that the Americans had invaded, but also told the story of how while Capt. Jones had been at the home of Lord Selkirk a local drunken devision of the Merchant Marines had tried to sink the alien vessel, by attacking it with home made incendiary bombs, most of which had missed. One bomb did actually make its mark, but was extinguished by the local fire brigade who admonished the marines for endangering the local fish fleet. Jones had been completely unaware of the counter attack and so pardoned his midshipman who he had blamed for scorching the deck by clumsiness with lamp oil, when the the unfortunately officer had simply slept through the whole fiasco.
Born on February 21, 1946 English film & TV actor Alan Rickman. D: 2016. [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 21, 2023:
Shame he could not live up to his character name Doctor Lazarus
With apologies to Neanderthal Man, who recent research has shown to have been more advanced than ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 21, 2023:
Damn the one in the bottom left hand corner looks REALLY dumb
I WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY UPDATES TO THIS GROUP FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS DUE TO VERIZON MODEM ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 21, 2023:
🀨How did you send this message then? πŸ€”
Just received from a correspondent -
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 21, 2023:
Eat, Drink and be Merry because https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5i0wHiNrr0
CACOLOGY.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 21, 2023:
Could not resist posting this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYUuspQ6BY
How much do Americans know about the faiths around them?
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 20, 2023:
Nothing, most of them don't know anything about their own faith, never mind anyone else's
2 Republican and 2 Democratic presidents thought alike, can they all be wrong? Union Strong!
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 20, 2023:
And today...
Nonpartisan adjective Not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 20, 2023:
Not so common now but during WW2 Partisans were resistance fighters in occupied Europe, so by extension Nonpartisan were those accepting or collaborating with the occupying forces.
Stellar Occultations: A stellar occultation occurs when the light from a star is blocked by an ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 19, 2023:
beautiful words for a beautiful phenomenon
Recently I was watching an episode of Poirot (David Suchet) and in about a 5 minute span the words ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 19, 2023:
Yes it is called good writing, thank you Agatha Christie
Words Commonly Mispronounced | Merriam-Webster
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 19, 2023:
The one that pisses me of more than any other, is the US insistence that Oregano be pronounced Oh-rheg-anno instead of the correct pronunciation o·ree·gah·know
Words Commonly Mispronounced | Merriam-Webster
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 19, 2023:
What a load of bollocks or as the imbeciles at M-W would likely say Wart ha lud of bow-larks
We had rules in place to keep this type thing from happening, but the less regulation people got ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 17, 2023:
How much more blood can Trumps tiny hands hold
YEN.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 17, 2023:
Also the basic monetary unit of Japan, ¥
"He strung these (words) together with other foolish remarks, all in the manner his books had ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 15, 2023:
One could say that in this respect Cervantes was preempting Nietzsche's idea of the Übermensch by several centuries. However Nietzsche did actually right a critique of Don Quixote so the former may have influenced the latter, at least unconsciously when preparing Thus Spake Zarathustra
I do like the sound of cello music…and two cellist superstars who have crossed over to play ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 15, 2023:
I 've been a fan for a few years now, they are amazing
It’s time for my teatime treat once again…and today it’s a Sam Cooke classic from 1962.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 15, 2023:
I am more familiar with the 1965 version by The Animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZntYBFyuZd4
VENTRIPOTENT - Adjective…having a large belly; having a prodigious appetite; gluttonous.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 15, 2023:
It is easily possible that the Vent in Ventripotent come from the Latin ***ventus*** meaning windy and Venripotent therefore literally means ***Powerful farter***
Someone else is wary of Ukrainian intent?
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 15, 2023:
Zelensky like all actors and performers is fame hungry, when he was used as a puppet by ogliarch to become Leader he was more than happy to do it, when he was used as a puppet by right wing fanatics to legitimize their dubious endevours, he loved it. When he was puppeteered in to hitting the world wide stage as the blackmail victim of the evil Trump he hit the jackpot. So when Trump's successor (and father of his business acquaintance) assures him that Putin saber ratting on the Ukrainian boarder is not bad thing for either of them Big Z lapped it up. Time of war is no time to change leaders, so long as Prez Putrid is being an international terrorist Zelensky is in no danger of being ousted from the top seat and gets to play Ukrainian Churchill. Of Course when the cossack hoards actually crossed the boarder and marched in to Ukraine, Zelensky's public image, which up to that point had been spurious at best, suddenly rocketed to the lovable international underdog, the brave little David standing up to the Big bad bald Goliath of Russia, all is forgiven all is forgotten and so long as Z goes on his international personal appearance tour, aid pours in to Ukraine in the form of weapons, support and hard cash from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and all Zelensky has to do is keep smiling, keep being humbly appreciative, and keep out of the way of Russian missiles. NATO gets to fight Russia by proxy, the arms manufacturers coin it in, and gratefully donate to the political parties their cut of the lollipop time, NATO and the EU get new member, wiling to pay for the protection that brings and the news media has another bumper pay day. Everyone's a winner LUVLY JUBLEE. (Except of course from the poor bastards bombed out of their homes, or with dead children on the battle fields, their lives and hopes ruined, but then what else are the poor for?)
Quixotic adjective Extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 14, 2023:
"Striving for an unattainable or impractical ideal," , from Don Quixote,the hero of Cervantes' satirical novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" 1791
Why is the Murdoch media not widely reporting this apparent scandal that should prevent the NSW ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 14, 2023:
I assume this is a rhetorical question.
So America's Brigade of Lunatics is getting upset because their favourite 2,000 year old Jewish ...
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 14, 2023:
Yeah I remember years ago comedian Hugh Dennis doing a spoof commercial on the Jasper Carrot show dressed as Jesus advertising Loaf and Fishes flavour Pot Noodles, caused a terrible furor among god bothers back in the 80's or 90's
USUCAPION.
LenHazell53 comments on Feb 14, 2023:
The modern name for this in the UK is Adverse Possession. It is an ancient law that has never been revoked, basically saying that if someone takes possession of land or a property for 10 consecutive years and are not evicted or made a legal paying tenant by the rightful proprietor, rightful ownership passes to the "Squatter"

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