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By Bones McCoy
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:34 pm
cults which promises serenity and divine intervention in exchange for a large financial donation.


You said it, Dickie.
Meet the new Guru:

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By Bones McCoy
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youngian wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:37 pm
davidjay wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:27 pm
I thought that Islam originally forbade alcohol as a counter to Christianity, where the monks spent most of their time rat arsed.
Makes sense as rising religions like totemic issues to differentiate themselves with rivals. A point made while reading about Islam's tricky relationship with dogs compared to Zoroastrians/Parsi who had an established family pet culture. Or Protestants (and Islam) having disdain for Catholic iconography they considered idolatrous.
Or Masks.
 
By davidjay
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:33 am
Bit late to get Miss Swimsuit U.K in, I suppose (8 hours behind an' all that), but if any of you groovers are going past Ladbrokes with a spare 50p in your pocket...
Supporting a dopey bird's right to be dopey. It's Littlejohn Dreamland.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... eless.html

PHE and the NHS get it in the neck, nothing's the government's fault (except for Rishi Sunak), ha ha I saw a funny sign, lots of anti-PC crap, the far right are nothing to be concerned about, and regurgitation of an old Captain Pugwash myth.
 
By Oblomov
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:54 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... eless.html

PHE and the NHS get it in the neck, nothing's the government's fault (except for Rishi Sunak), ha ha I saw a funny sign, lots of anti-PC crap, the far right are nothing to be concerned about, and regurgitation of an old Captain Pugwash myth.
Does he go so far as to say the leftists are the REAL violent mob?
 
By Andy McDandy
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No, but he uses the examples of the London Bridge and MEN Arena attacks as "proof" that the danger lies solely in the Islamist court. Big events, lots of casualties, high profile.

Never mind that the far right tend towards smaller, but no less horrifying to the people caught up in them, attacks, which don't tend to generate so much ink. I dare say that more brown kids than white are getting their heads kicked in down dark alleys on the basis of their skin colour.

He also regularly characterises the far right as "a few boot boys in a bedsit", missing the point that there is plenty of evidence of far right popular movements, online and physical organisation, and infiltration of organisations such as the army and police. Which tend to be dismissed as "one bad apple".

Funny thing about that phrase is that everyone seems to forget the full saying - "one bad apple spoils the whole barrel".
 
By Boiler
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Wouldn't happen to be the Pugwash myth that saw the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian sued by John Ryan, would it?
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By Andy McDandy
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https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/capta ... -meanings/

Yes, Victor Lewis-Smith got sued. See his rather mealy mouthed statement on above link. "Just a joke...no sense of humour...bloody lawyers...".

Funnily enough children's authors don't take kindly to suggestions that they're sneaking in crap under the radar. And yes, Christmas tapes for the backroom team are not intended for general broadcast so yes, the Rainbow team letting their hair down is a bit different.
 
By Andy McDandy
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... krupt.html

You lot! Yes, you, reading this article? You're all slackers! Get back to work! Lift something heavy! Dig a hole! Get pissed at lunchtime!

On that last one, he takes a swipe at the various people who reacted adversely to his last missive. Apparently wondering what sanity there was in lengthy and expensive commutes and overpriced pre-packaged sandwiches is a TRAITOR, up there with the YOONYUNS and the CAAHNCILS in wrecking the country. Work from home? What's that all about, he asks in a moment of irony so extreme it's generated its own force field.

In a particular moment of loathsomeness, he refers to people from the Indian subcontinent and Eastern Europe as "cheaper people". Classy.

Oh, and by the way, most 'caahncils' are preparing for savage reorganisations and job losses in the wake of this. The Tories will get their revenge, don't you worry. And those teachers' pay rises. Out of existing budgets, so it's a pay rise or lose your TA in many cases.

See you next Tuesday.
 
By davidjay
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:49 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... krupt.html

You lot! Yes, you, reading this article? You're all slackers! Get back to work! Lift something heavy! Dig a hole! Get pissed at lunchtime!

On that last one, he takes a swipe at the various people who reacted adversely to his last missive. Apparently wondering what sanity there was in lengthy and expensive commutes and overpriced pre-packaged sandwiches is a TRAITOR, up there with the YOONYUNS and the CAAHNCILS in wrecking the country. Work from home? What's that all about, he asks in a moment of irony so extreme it's generated its own force field.

In a particular moment of loathsomeness, he refers to people from the Indian subcontinent and Eastern Europe as "cheaper people". Classy.

Oh, and by the way, most 'caahncils' are preparing for savage reorganisations and job losses in the wake of this. The Tories will get their revenge, don't you worry. And those teachers' pay rises. Out of existing budgets, so it's a pay rise or lose your TA in many cases.

See you next Tuesday.
You ain't kidding.
 
By Andy McDandy
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I'm reasonably sure that in the past, when the Mail has run some story about how everyone working at a sandwich factory is Romanian and can no British people make a sarnie any more, Dickie has wondered why people can't just do home made lunches. Now it turns out that they're the backbone of the economy. Who knew?
 
By youngian
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Yet the white-collar classes have become accustomed to ‘working from home’. So much so that they now look on it as an entitlement.

Listen to the phone-ins, read the surveys. They’re loving their new work/life balance.


Many people object to their home becoming a work place so companies can save money and destroy what they liked best about going to work; the social interaction. But Littlejohn would see them as lefty union moaners who should be taking a hit for their employers.
 
By Boiler
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:55 am
I'm reasonably sure that in the past, when the Mail has run some story about how everyone working at a sandwich factory is Romanian and can no British people make a sarnie any more, Dickie has wondered why people can't just do home made lunches. Now it turns out that they're the backbone of the economy. Who knew?
Rather like this chap from a BBC HYS at the end of June.
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