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  • Svensson
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    I thought this also fits into the "I'm lost for words (almost)" category:

    Trump 2016: “I know more about taxes than any human being that God ever created.”
    Trump 2021: "They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car ... I don't even know. Do you have to? Does anybody know the answer to that stuff?”

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  • Ms Diddles
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    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

    agree. alot of fighters in MMA are being punished for this too. its not a sport enhancing drug-more like sport de hancing drug. well except I guess in eating contests. lol
    Hahahaha! Yeah!

    All credit to this Sha'Carri for putting down the Doritos and getting up off the couch.

    That's competitive spirit for you.

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by Svensson View Post
    Sha'Carri Richardson has been banned form the US olympic team for testing positive for Marijuana. Now then, I know that there is the issue of role-modelling and all that but let's be honest, this is in no way a performance enhancing drug. In fact, she should get an award for qualifying for the olympics DESPITE testing positive for M.

    I'm typing all this from a little town in North Holland. The Coffee-shops have re-opened last week for onsite consumption and by the smell of it, the locals (there are still no tourists here) have wasted no time in frequenting that particular establishment again....

    Finally, she should be allowed to compete because of her hair alone
    agree. alot of fighters in MMA are being punished for this too. its not a sport enhancing drug-more like sport de hancing drug. well except I guess in eating contests. lol

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  • Svensson
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    Sha'Carri Richardson has been banned form the US olympic team for testing positive for Marijuana. Now then, I know that there is the issue of role-modelling and all that but let's be honest, this is in no way a performance enhancing drug. In fact, she should get an award for qualifying for the olympics DESPITE testing positive for M.

    I'm typing all this from a little town in North Holland. The Coffee-shops have re-opened last week for onsite consumption and by the smell of it, the locals (there are still no tourists here) have wasted no time in frequenting that particular establishment again....

    Finally, she should be allowed to compete because of her hair alone

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  • Ms Diddles
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    And now the sirens......

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  • Ms Diddles
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    Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    No, right you were. "If"
    Indeed, Al!

    From the noise round here you would think it was 5-0 to Scotland!

    I can hear many rousing choruses of Flower of Scotland.

    Fair play. They did well and got their point.

    I'm quite glad that l was only minimally bombastic in the run up to the game.

    Not too much egg on my face for once!

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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    Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    "when".
    No, right you were. "If"

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post



    I simply suck it up, then become utterly unbearable if we win!!!





    "when".

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  • etenguy
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    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post
    Plenty of good natured anti-English sentiment coming my way today.

    I simply suck it up, then become utterly unbearable if we win!!!
    I bet - the Scotland fans are in fine voice in London today. A few more hours and we will know if you are going to become utterly unbearable.

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  • Ms Diddles
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    Originally posted by etenguy View Post

    Who said this Ms Diddles? Was it one Nicola Sturgeon by any chance?
    Nah, Eten!

    It was one of my work pals who clocked it on that new "anti-woke" news programme.

    To be fair, as an English person living in Scotland, I do appreciate how marginalised people feel up here.

    Everything is so London-centric.

    The above is not an isolated example by any means.

    Traditionally during football tournaments the unrealistic expectations and jingoism around the England football team as portrayed in the media drives everyone nuts.

    Weirdly, this time there's a good bit of banter, but people seem to be liking Gareth Southgate's slightly more humble, modest approach.

    Well, liking is perhaps a bit strong. Tolerating would likely be a more accurate description.

    Plenty of good natured anti-English sentiment coming my way today.

    I simply suck it up, then become utterly unbearable if we win!!!






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  • etenguy
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    Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...y-deadly-stuff

    A colleague of mine tuned in just to see what it was like and aside from the predictable dross, was mortally offended to hear the four corners of the UK described as " Northern England, Southern England, Wales and Northern Ireland"!
    Who said this Ms Diddles? Was it one Nicola Sturgeon by any chance?

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  • Ms Diddles
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    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...y-deadly-stuff

    If this is the antidote to wokeness, thanks but I'll pass.

    A colleague of mine tuned in just to see what it was like and aside from the predictable dross, was mortally offended to hear the four corners of the UK described as " Northern England, Southern England, Wales and Northern Ireland"!

    Hello I think you missed someone!

    With the Euro's on, I'm loving my traditional role as English pantomime baddy, but this stuff is really hard to condone.

    Am likely to suffer a bit of cognitive dissonance on Friday night if I think about this (and the bigger picture) too much!

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  • caz
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    For once, RJ, we are in total agreement.

    Attempts to whip up something out of nothing, and get people to express outrage, can come from either side.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-57409743

    What is the world coming to? Students from Oxford taking down our Queen's portrait from the wall of their common room?

    Off with all their heads - all ten of those who voted for its removal, and life for the five treacherous abstainers. Medals for the two brave souls who voted against.

    The words teacup and storm spring to mind. Or for those across the pond, teapot and tempest.

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  • rjpalmer
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    Originally posted by Svensson View Post
    Nah, I'm hopeful of society. what we are dealing with here in this thread are the outrage-merchants and those who can not handle them. We should feed neither of them and let them wallow in their own self-induced. If this makes me a d!ck, then so be it. I mean no harm to anyone.
    There's another angle to this: we are being 'played.'

    While there is a small minority of crackpots on the left who are hypersensitive, and write concerned letters to romance novelists who said something slightly off-color about Anne Frank, those raving about 'counter culture' the loudest are invariably far-right pundits and crackpots like Margie Taylor Green who want us to believe that anyone who didn't vote for Donald John Trump is a communist who wants anyone who ever watches reruns of Benny Hill or Hee Haw to be placed in a concentration camp.

    Which is, of course, bollocks. I don't think 'counter culture' is really a thing. It's a political strategy by those who want you to vote for people in the pocket of Charles Koch and Rupert Murdoch. And people are falling for it, getting whipped-up, as was evident in the 'Dr. Seuss' fiasco. A private publisher decided not to reprint a small number of Dr. Seuss books. It was a private company who made a marketing decision. Some pundit at 'Fox' or somewhere similar saw it and claimed 'the left' was cancelling Dr. Seuss. This simply wasn't true--people were being 'played.'

    I know many people on the left and they still eat pepperoni on their pizza, watch hockey, watch reruns of bad 70s television shows, and scratch their private parts in public. They don't carry Chairman Mao's little red book and they don't care who watches Benny Hill.

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  • mpriestnall
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    Originally posted by Fantomas View Post
    My mind boggles at most comment, comedy, writing and reportage being cancelled as unwoke and/or politically incorrect because the humour comes from the transgressive nature of the comedy and in so doing is actually a better reinforcer of the wrongs being shored up than any suppression of such thoughts.

    A society surely breeds seriously concerning, possibly deadly misogynists and bigots by murdering all artistic and even casual conversational outlets expressing such sentiments.

    My feeling is that it is as old as bread and circuses as a social engineering control - divide the plebeian opinions and conquer them?
    I divert, I divide, I conquer.

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