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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
The "Big Lie" does not work if you have taped and widely known evidence that it **is** a lie.
Passenger Dressed as a Clown Causes Mass Brawl on Cruise Ship
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
It has now been reported that there was no clown and that a the incident happened after an afternoon of "Patriotic" drinking lead to an altercation between two families, only six people were injured and all were arrested upon docking at Southhampton. The instigators were apparently a man and wife from Chigwell. I assume from the use of Patriotic this was either a race or political based disagreement.
Zaman Ahmadi, a writer from Afghanistan has been sentenced to 30 years of inprisonment for just ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 28, 2019:
That's *"Strong and Stable"* government for you.
Tarentino's new one is a must see. Great cast and riotous ending
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
What do you think of his plans to helm the next star Trek movie?
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Well looking at the photo I'm not suprised this square headed moron looks the sort who might not only need L & R on his boots but also F & B.
War has one distinct and practical use.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
There were a series of investigations done in the 1950s on various animals to examine the effects of over population. In mice, rats, rabbits, sheep, dogs and a few other species three recurring patterns were discerned before epidemic death. When in all cases of the creatures being confined to areas capable of housing a small population with adequate food and drink for a population base on space per capita as little as 20% over population set these patterns in motion. The first symptom is a massive increase in homosexuality or homosexual behaviour, regardless of proportion of male to female population. Second is a sudden and extreme increase in random violence among dominant animals of both sexes, resulting the formation of tribes and tribal behaviour and eventually war. Finally even in vegetarian animals outbreaks of cannibalism. If after a time there is no significant drop in population, there will be an out break of severe illness either as a result of inbreeding, or cannibalism which only the strongest will survive, but more often than no in sealed environments wipes out the whole colony. This seems to be natures way of culling overpopulated societies. Edit: Sorry the majority of the experiments were in the Early 1970's not the 1950's a s previously stated.
Just to share...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Oddly I was about to write almost the same thing when I noticed there was a second screen shot. All nations and all religions have just as much right as one another to be fucking barbaric arseholes just as much as anyone else, that is the flip side of diversity and equality people don't like to talk about.
The real reason. I shed a tear.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Love it. However, perhaps he should turn round and find a huge Amazon warehouse already there behind him?
The truth about evangelical racism
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Problem is that an awful lot of people share in the belief that God is an Englishman and that therefore Jesus was white, a gentile and spoke with an Oxford accent. Unless you're a Mormon then he was American, of Swedish decent and talks like Jeffrey Holland.
Of the millions of sperm that were launched in Marathon to fertilize an egg, you are the one who has...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
Who cares, if it hadn't been that sperm it might have been another or none at all, if that had been the case I would not be here to worry about it, so why worry about it now? If my dad had or had not had a wank earlier that day, I would not be here, neither would I be if he had crashed his car, or if my Mum had run off with the milk man... the variables are infinite, but things turned out how they are and I'm sort of glad they did.
In religion, mystery eventually wins out over logic and always has.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
One bunch of deluded idiots arguing that their delusion was better than that of another bunch of deluded idiots. This sort of theological bantering amounts to nothing more than mental masturbation of the most unsatisfying and pointless kind.
Yes Minister - This isn’t satire it’s reality! Posted in U.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
So much of Yes Minister/Prime Minister has come true it is frightening.
Is it just me or do Christian movies always have terrible acting?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 27, 2019:
If you differentiate between mainstream movies with a religious theme and movies made for the Christian market for evangelists to use to reinforce faith and retain doubters, such as the fucking awful "God's NOT Dead" franchise then Yes especially Pureflix productions. I can only conclude since they do have a stock of semi decent actors, that the directors must actually insist on this wooden as a crucifix delivery and performance. Kevin Sorbo (normally a very competent performer) is in a number of these films and seems to wander through them pointing his hair at people and keeping his face so botox straight that you could mistake him for a ventriloquist's dummy. I recommend "Jesus Bro" a wonderful parody made on a nothing budget by Brad Jones (the Cinema Snob) a couple of years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c17URK9HCM
Umbrella street in Durham.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
My niece and her wife live there, they would not live anywhere else if you paid them to. Lovely city
New Zealand cleared a Chinese man for touching a boy's penis Ready here why.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Lots of old customs are no longer socially acceptable, this one seems to be a particularly inappropriate one. In the UK I can recall when swatting a child on the buttocks was considered a sign of affection from an older person, even a stranger, as was pinching, slapping and tweaking. Glad people keeping their hands to themselves is now the norm and pain is no longer thought to be affectionate.
Apropos: as an adjective it means being both relevant and opportune As a preposition it means with...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
I love this expression and use it a lot, especially on the term "Apropos nothing at all" when I want to change the subject.
Can you make yourself not ticklish?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Ticklishness as a concept has always puzzled me, I have never been ticklish, a have one area at the point be tween hip and thigh that if touched gives me an unpleasant electric shock like sensation down said thigh, and the upper cups of my ears are easily irritated, but the whole bursting in to fits of uncontrollable laughter when touched thing, is something I have never experienced nor understand. My wife has a number of medical conditions and needs ointments applied to skin conditions, when I help her do this, especially around the calf and feet, she will scream and worse kick claiming that it tickles, it has taken me a long time to accept she cannot help this, as to me it just seems stupid and unnecessarily violent.
Tell me something that you miss about the 1970’s. I’ll start - the color orange.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
My youth and 1p spearmint arrowbars
'In God We Trust' Signs Go Up In South Dakota Public Schools, As Required By Law : NPR
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
Separation of Church and state?
vi·tu·per·a·tive /vīˈt(y)o͞opəˌrādiv,vəˈt(y)o͞op(ə)rədiv/ adjective ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 26, 2019:
"Vituperation" was the title of one of my first attempts at a novel, it was terrible.
Says the guy whose net worth is 65 million dollars, earned as an employee of some of the most ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Does not make him wrong though.
Pet Peeves Let’s talk pet peeves. What are yours?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
People who think Envy and Jealousy are the same thing and use the words interchangeably, like wise people who don't understand Lend and Borrow are antonyms not synonyms.
Are the grammar Nazis the ones that can't read this?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Because I am dyslexic I often write like this anyway, so long as the first and last letter are in place the rest of the word can be in any order and still be completely legible.
Does Uncle Sam Exist?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
He was an early marketing tool for US Corned Beef, during the first world war when Tommies asked what the US stood for on the bully beef the character of Uncle Sam was created to symbolize family and the United states all in one. By WW2 he was so recognizable he was on the recruitment posters as your version of the Lord Kitchener recruitment poster
Climate denial until the end!
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
All I know is today is bloody hot and I am not dealing with it
Rest In Peace - Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner Ending) [youtube.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Sadly missed
Gamine gam·ine /ɡaˈmēn/ adjective adjective: gamine 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
**Paulette Goddard** the third wife of Charlie Chaplin was often marketed as *"The Gamine"* and made the term very popular in 1940's Hollywood
Crapulous - immoderate in appetite. Do you think "filled with crap" came from this?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 25, 2019:
@Marionville is right To expand a little Crapula is the Latin word for hangover, hence "Feeling like crap" Crap meaning excretia as you say come from Thomas Crapper inventor of the ball cock flush toilet in 1880, he is often confused with Sir Thomas Harrington the inventor of the water Closet in the court of Elizabeth the first. The name Crapper is a variant on Cropper meaning a gatherer of crops or a mower of wheat fields.
Actor Rutger Hauer has died at age 75 - We are all crying tears in the rain.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Wonderful as the creepy Vampire Mr. Barlow in Salem's Lot
I actually thought they meant the dog was illegal too.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
I thought the same thing until Read the header, lol, quite pleased actually as I realised right away it was a same sex wedding and it never even occurred to me that this used to be illegal, seems so normal now.
Mueller is a biased old man, and he's a National disgrace for running this biased investigation for ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Till living up to your avatar picture I see @gater
Come on boris tell the EU were to go and mean it
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Even if he was that stupid, and I think he is, they would still probably not understand him through all his bluff and posh boy bluster.
Congressman: "Could you charge the President with a crime after he left office?" Mueller: "Yes."
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
This happened years ago in France in 2002 when Jean-Marie Le Pen ran against Jacques Chirac who if he lost the election stood liable to be arrested for corruption. as in the USA a French President in office cannot be arrested. He ran the election on a platform of "What do you want a Crook or a Fascist" and won by a landslide and by the end of his second term had quashed all his indictable offenses. Trumps seems to be fear mongering his way to "What do you want a Crook or a socialist" as his platform for 2020.
More bullshit those jobs were never taken by residents
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Are you calling the story bullshit or the claim that jobs are being taken by illegals?
How "Racist" Changed Meaning - The Atlantic
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
You first have to state what you mean by "race" Growing up in the UK when I was a boy the most racially abused people were the Irish. Now I have heard American people time and again telling me the Irish are NOT a race, but by our definition they are. To us race is defines by your cultural ancestry, skin colour and physical features have nothing to do with it, those define only your ethnicity, which may not even be racially based at all. In the TV series Porridge in the 70's there featured a Glaswegian Scott named McClagen played by brilliant scots actor Tony Osoba. Tony Osoba's father was West Indian, but all of the racial prejudice thrown at McClagen was for his being a Scott which was universally accepted as his race, though his darker skin was only referenced jokingly as being Black watch Tartan. One may have been born in England, but speak with an accent and hold views highly conforming to to those of an Irish born person from your own ancestry, this makes you nationality English but racially and culturally you are Irish regardless of ethnic features. Like wise west Indian people, African people, Asian people (which in the UK only means from the Indian sub Continent it baffles us when the Americans say Asian and mean Chinese, Tai, or Korean, who to us are far eastern.) In the UK there has long been a struggle against racism against Scots and the Welsh, both proud races who the Americans especially insist in a very racist manner are English at worst British at best, president Bush (the 2nd one) famously asking opera singer Charlotte Maria Church where she came from and when being told she came from Wales asking which state of England that was in, was in Wales considered a highly racist remark, albeit an amusing one indicative of his idiocy.
Sums it all up perfectly
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
to paraphrase the late sir Terry Pratchett " It is hard to convey socio-political ideology in a language evolved to scream defiance at the monkeys in the next tree."
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
Trump assures us he is NOT a racist. However he is not above helping them out when they are busy.
THINGAMAJIG/THINGAMABOB.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
A Jig is a shaped piece of metal used for the bending of metal being "smithed" in to a precise shape, a bob is a part of a loom used for guiding textiles either to or from "Bobin" where it is held in a roll or spun from a role. therefore a Thingumajig originally was a generic term for any tool, a thingumabob is a generic term for any part of a machine. "*Bring your parasol It may be small, it may be big He repairs them all With what you call a thingamajig*" "The Umbrella Man" Flanagan and Allen in 1939
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 24, 2019:
"That was then, then doesn't exist anymore, that which no longer exists is not a problem any longer QED" Besides if the GOP recognise *good* things done by the USA in the past then they also have to recognise *Baaaaaad* things done by the USA the past and that could prove both embarrassing and **expensive** so best not set a precedent.
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 23, 2019:
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. Winston Churchill If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. Winston Churchill
Has the (football) world gone mad?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 22, 2019:
My late father in law was a professional footballer in the 1950, every where he went he was often recognised by admiring fans , right up until his death last year. He gave up football in favor of accountancy when he married because there was more money in "a proper job". Football was something he did because he loved it and could never believe the amounts of money paid in the modern game.
Blair on Brexit.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 22, 2019:
“It is not so long ago that a member of the Diplomatic Body in London, who had spent some years of his service in China, told me that there was a Chinese curse which took the form of saying, ‘May you live in interesting times.’ There is no doubt that the curse has fallen on us. We move from one crisis to another. We suffer one disturbance and shock after another.” Sir Austen Chamberlain March 1936 Since established to be a figment of his imagination, no such Chinese Curse exists.
RECALCITRANT.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Hence as stubborn as a mule perhaps?
Secular Churches Rethink Their Sales Pitch - The Atlantic
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 22, 2019:
Religion does not need a god, just a wolf in shepherds clothing, a set of rules on who to hate and a flock of mindless sheep willing to be lead to the slaughter.
Religion has been credited with creating trust in our prehistoric human societies, eventually ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Religions are full of shit and love taking credit for things they originally actively opposed.
Leviticus 24:16 (NRSV): One who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death; the whole ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
OMG...... whoops
Three men sentenced for assaulting protesters before 2017 Charlottesville rally
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
They are not labeled terrorists because they are not terrorists, they are simple thugs using prejudice as an excuse for barbaric behaviour. Terrorist are motived by political, ideological, religious or the need to raise funds for one or more of the above causes. These morons just wanted to be violent for the sake intimidation. Calling these fuckwits would be crediting them with too much intelligence.
Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer - Sir Patrick Stewart Returns - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Amazing, Star Trek is finally back
Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer - Sir Patrick Stewart Returns - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
For those who cannot see the above trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDitCBdSgUM
Would you eat the puffin?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Puffin became popular in Catholic countries as a dish after the Pope declared (seriously) that Puffin was **a fish** and so could be eaten on a Friday. Over the following years the fish hating clergy declared many other animals including Beavers, Hares, Manatees and Rabbits to be fish as well.
So the last hour and a half was insane if you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
The success of the Shang-Chi film or TV series will be reliant on whether or not Marvel have regained the rights to Fu-Manchu (Shang-Chi's father) when Marvel, lost the rights to the character in the 1970s the comics stories meandered to an eventual stop as their main redemption arch was lost. How ever the Legend of the Ten rings was originally an Iron Man story so we may see a return of the Mandarin done properly this time.
So the last hour and a half was insane if you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I am wondering what they are going to do with "What If..." an anthology film maybe? What if comics had some great stories.
QUIFF.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Not to be confused with Queef, an audible release of air from the vagina
[yahoo.com] Trump fumes over media coverage of Ilhan Omar's welcome home - jealous you think?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Just when you think he can't be more of an arsehole, he forgets how many people he is fighting with and which one is which.
Be judgemental.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
You can imagine the father praying and telling God this story, and God answering "You want to complain about YOUR kid!"
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
History repeats causing everything to be re-enacted twice over, once as grand tragedy and the second time as rotten farce Friedrich Engels
toot sweet - quickly, immediately, at once.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, though it took it's title from a short book by Ian Flemming about an actual British racing car of the 1910s and 20s it actually a totally original story by Roald Dahl, who at the time was working for Cubbie Broccoli as a script doctor for the Bond movies and was told to "Do something with this shit". (The whole story of the book is covered in the title sequence of the film) Broccoli had bought the rights to all of Flemming's works up to that point a few years before on the condition that they all would be filmed, and so found himself lumbered with the children's book about a race car which was contractually obligated to turn in to a full length feature. It was not in fact Dahl's first piece of writing for children he had published Charlie and the chocolate factory 4 years before, but as he admitted in later lifehe had sneaked so much subversive content in to CATCF CCBB was an exorcise in "just how much can I get away with, and not get caught." He admitted the frame story is about drug culture Toot Sweets are hallucinogenics, Potts takes his name from marijuana slang (though there is an historical figure called Caractacus) Grandpa pots does go in to his shed to get stoned, hence his claims to be "Off to Africa". The magic car that takes them all on wonderful "trips" some times really "high" A woman called Truly Scrumptious, who once married to the lead would become Truly Potts was another reference to "the munchies" Suffered by those coming down from a high. Many of the drug reference were so obvious they were rewritten and used as self parodies in various "Family guy" episodes most notably Me Ol bamboo reemerging as "A Bag O'Weed" in season 7 episode 12 "420" The Child Catcher and the land of Vulgaria where children are illegal were threats Dahl used on his own children to make them behave brought to life and this is before you get in to child abduction, sadism, Paedophilia, torture, wife murder and utterly rampant racism born of the post war mentality.
Who's this guy and gal? Anybody?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 20, 2019:
The picture is of Arnold Schwarzenegger, obviously, but the hair style is that worn by him in the film The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980) playing Mickey Hargitay Mansfield's husband, so I am guessing the lady is a screen test stand in for Loni Anderson who played the eponymous role. Though I will admit the face is very familiar. After a little more research the photo is part of a set done for a muscle magazine in 1982 by photographer Richard Blanshard can find no record of who the model is
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
This is not news. Anyone familiar with operation paper clip knows that the cream of Nazi scientists were divided up between the USA and USSR as spoils of war. The makers of the V1 and V2 rockets, the fathers of the atomic bomb and those who would contribute to the design and building of stealth jet fighters and bombers were all former Nazis. Like wise those sociologists and political scientists behind the founding of the EEC/Common market were also former Nazis, seen as less important they were left in Europe for the use of the French, British and Dutch. The whole situation was parodied in Leonard Wibberley's novel "Mouse on the Moon" with "rocket scientists" being traded and defecting back and forth between the Americans, Russians and British, with "Germans" commanding a higher price than any other type. The morally contentious matter, especially those concerning medical science, of separating the the discoveries from the discoverer and their politics has dogged the ethics of the academic mind for generations. However unlike in medicine and the arts cold hard economics and pragmatics have held sway in the post war Capitalist economies when it came to matters of Physics and warfare. To paraphrase Lennin "Rockets before ethics"
N.J. judge who cited ‘good family’ in rape case steps down - WHYY
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
We had one of these too, Judge James Pickles (1925-2010), a man who when giving a lenient sentence to a rapist described him as a "Decent chap" who had not raped anyone else for two years and sentenced the molester of a six year old girl to a period of probation because his decent family would keep an eye on him, and sent a ten month old baby to prison with it's mother so the child would not be a burden on the state. He went to work for the semi pornographic "news" paper the Daily Sport after being asked to retire, passing hypothetical and usually ludicrous sentences on cases of the day.
Wow.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Blessed is the moron for he need never think for himself Blessed is the follower for he shall be told what to say and what to believe Blessed is the gullible one for he will always know who to love, who to support and who to hate Blessed is the devotee, for he need never fear consequences or any other four or five syllable word
NEFARIOUS.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
As I recall there was a Roman spy named Nefarious Purpus in the Asterix books.
scallywag (also spelled scalwag) noun.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
During WW2 a special undercover force of resistance fighters where armed and given secret radio bunkers all over the UK, in case their ever was a sucessful Nazi invasion. These men and women only knew of each other by radio call signals and were sword to secrecy for life. They were known by the call sign "Scallywags" and a number, even the highest levels of government did not know who they where. The level of secrecy was so high that they passed in to myth and most believed they never existed buit were just a propaganda exercise, until in the early 2000's a scalawag bunker was found under an earth mound at the end of a suburban garden in Gloucester complete with a full working radio set, arms and bomb making equipment and documentation for Scalawag 254, a carpenter (reserved occupation) who had just died in his 90's and was still maintaining his post.
Hey everybody.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Un-f'in'-believable.
Just to show that although I’m Scottish I can still celebrate when England wins at sport.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Love 10cc
WTF?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
These people are trusted to run your country? I would not trust them to run an errand.
What is the reason to live? What are we living for?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 19, 2019:
Buggered if I know right now.
Spelling matters...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 18, 2019:
That is technically a malapropism not a spelling mistake.
Alabama GOP Senate candidate bitterly complains TV has been ruined by showing too many ‘homosexual...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
‘Gunsmoke’ or ‘Bonanza’ or ‘The Virginian’ Morally uplifting? Basically gunfests and murder sprees though to be honest I loved all of them when I was younger.
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Is it possible they are trying to WALL HIM IN? an attempt to keep us all safe from him?😎😎😎😎😎
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LenHazell53 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Arsehole.
Man arrested at airport with $34,000 worth of cocaine under his wig, police say | News | cbs46.com
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Some people just have drugs on the brain.
White supremacists cheer Trump's racist tweets - CNNPolitics
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 17, 2019:
To paraphrase Mandy Rice-Davies "Well they would wouldn't they"
I'm delighted to read that Alan Turing is to feature as the face of the new £50 note.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
The least that could be done to honour the memory of this genius and hero, driven to an early death by the very country he saved just because they could not keep their noses out of his private life.
People, even professional news media, use slang without knowing what it means.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Sorry but you are wrong, the use of the word Spade as a racial slur only goes back about 150 years and come from the term "Black as the ace of spades" which was not originally racist either and simply referred to children becoming dirty while playing. Call a spade a spade goes back at least as far as Geoffrey Chaucer who used it in the Canterbury tales.
[motherjones.com] Will a $15 minimum wage kill jobs and hurt the poor?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
From experience in the UK I can tell you it does not. After it was introduced in the UK life became better and the economy thrived, when the minimum wage was revoked for a short time in the 1980 it had to be reintroduced as people refused to be exploited and business suffered.
[news.yahoo.com] Who agrees with Trump?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
The You Tube commentator Sargon of Akkad released a video a few days ago in a misguided attempt to draw attention to the fact that if you take Trumps tweet and deconstruct it word by word, sentence by sentence then it can be read as not racist, which is true. However there is more to a sentence than the words and letters that make it up. There is nuance, connotation, cultural reference and context. The use of the "phrase go back home" or "Go back where you came from" especially in such context is hugely racist, and has a long history in bigotry and prejudice that cannot be denied, not matter how harmless the phrase might be in other circumstance. I recall having a conversation with my father once about how he had been pushed past by a man in a queue, how the man had been insistent on being served first. However my father insisted on referring to the rude individual as a black man, an ignorant black B---ard and when I asked what his being black had to do with his rudeness my father very angry and snapped why could he not call the man black when he was? I asked him to think about if the role was reversed and the the same man had turned on my father and said "Oh excuse me you white man"? Again Dad said that was typical of a black b--ger being sarcastic, and when asked why he said he has no need to call me a white man it's obvious I'm white. Finally he stopped and thought about it and said well it was obvious he was black too, but he was very rude. I don't deny he was rude, all people of all races can be rude and are, the point was being rude AND black some how was worse, because of an assumed superiority by the white man and this required clarification. I dug a bit further and it seems anyone of colour and oddly Irish people needed this kind of clarification, but not other english speaking races who are primarily white. My father is only a few years older than Trump and this idea seems ingrained at an almost instinctive level in that generation, to them racism seems inherent. Most people make an effort to combat this, but some, though not KKK level racist, feel annoyed at being obliged to modify their thinking to the point of being furious and insulted that their "normal" thinking is somehow now offensive. It is *possible* Trump actual does not think he was being racist, however on the other hand I call Bull shit on this, he knows exactly what he is doing and saying and is relying on playing to the worst in people to secure the support of like minded people.
After my conversation with @marionville and her word of the day "Kalopsia" I am posting ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGTkIdlXoXQ
MSNBC Live at 10:30 am.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
You really think this monster is going to step down peacefully in 2020?
Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish | Primatology.net
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
When they start riding horses and carrying machine guns I'll worry.
US House to vote on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets | USA News | Al Jazeera
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Yeah Mrs May deplored Donald's Tweets, Mrs may who had these driving around the UK streets only a few years ago
Woman Arrested For Driving With A Pool On The Roof, With Kids In It - Oddee
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
"This is America, a land where you have the right to bare arms and arm bears any damn thing you like!" Robin Williams R.I.P.
Woman Arrested For Driving With A Pool On The Roof, With Kids In It - Oddee
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Now think about this, that idiot is allowed to vote and is considered "compos mentis". Perhaps this level of education goes some way to explaining the current whitehouse incumbent?
Types of Atheists? [youtube.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
All atheist means is "without a god(s)" That's it, if you without a god you are one, if your not, then you are not one. What ever else you want to believe or not believe is up to you, but it is nothing to do with atheism.
For as long as I can remember, I've always thought, "Protect us from what?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
YUp and meanwhile them there aliens are soaking up their California sunshine on Vacation till all the kerfuffle dies down back home in the desert.
Why is Trump telling American citizens, who are black and brown to go back where they came from?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
This is a simple cynical political ploy. Grump knows he has no support anymore among anyone but the super rich and the ignorant poor, they are his only hope of retaining his presidency in 2020. This tweet was a direct appeal to the white, bigoted ignorant people who think the only place for a black person is on the end of a chain or a rope, the only place for an Hispanic is in the bathroom with their arm round the U bend of a toilet and the only place for a middle easterner is in the cross hairs of their gun sight. To these people none whites are not American, they are "other" and should aspire no further than the butlers pantry, to them Trumperdink is the second coming or Robert E Lee who will put the white people back where they belong and will as Mark 9:3 says make America "... shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them." And you know what? Thanks to America's unbelievably underfunded, dangerous and creationist ridden fundamentalist public school system, he might just be backing the right horse.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
"Hooo da ferk sez dat pinko commie mudderferkin sheee-it, damn una merkin bool shirt!"
Does anyone else have problems with our current meaning of the word "bespoke"?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 16, 2019:
A "Snobish" fashion word popularised by advertising executives to appeal to the upper middle class, who know enough to think it a POSH word but not enough to know what it actually means or to actually know what POSH means either.
Liberals hilariously Twitter-troll hypocritical rightwing ‘Christians’ with ThingsJesusNeverSaid...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 14, 2019:
"I'll be back!" Jesus Schwarzenegger
Psalm 137:9 (NRSV) - Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Apparently the favourite verse of Christopher Columbus, and one he interpreted literally and joyfully acted out during his enslavement and supression of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, though apparently he did baptise the children first so they would go straight to heaven after having their heads "dashethed"
Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens; 2 ossuaries found
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
poor kid
Catholic Church spends nearly $11 million on LOBBYISTS to fight sex abuse lawsuits
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
Almost bad enough to make me wish there was a Hell for these fuckers to go to.
US government is running out of money faster than expected, Mnuchin warns - CNNPolitics
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
Well, well, well,
Pence shows his poor intelligence
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
An exercise in Plausible deniability... Pence portrait of a man trying desperately *Not* to notice the people on the other side of the fence.
Catholic bishop to rain down ‘holy water' from helicopter in ‘mass exorcism' over city - Story |...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
This story has been doing the rounds for a couple of months now
In the beginning..
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
Love Douglas Adams
Ya. Like Sheryl's she shed...
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
It's Cheryl's not Sheryl's My daughter Cheryl really freaks out when it is spelled incorrectly.
Negative personality traits?
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 12, 2019:
It seems I often come across as confrontational and or condescending regardless of my intent. Something I have had to deal with all my life, but something I have had to come to terms with being not my problem or something I can do anything about.
"How Dare They Take Away My Right to Education.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 12, 2019:
A truly inspiring story of a genuine hero.
I do pretty well at getting questions on Jeopardy right.
LenHazell53 comments on Jul 12, 2019:
One of the few benefits of my hyper religious upbringing is that I know the Bible and the scriptures inside out. Really pisses of Missionaries and theists when I know the bible better than they do.

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