Wednesday quickies

10.  Bit of fun via Rossa’s mother

Where I’ve Been

9.  How to win an election

Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe

8.  When will silly western women learn?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8015741/African-American-man-kidnaps-white-woman-makes-watch-Roots-understand-racism.html

7.  Tragic, badly handled

Four people are dead after two planes collided mid-air before crashing into a paddock north of Melbourne this morning.

Paddock – Oz word for fenced-off field.  Mangalore – bleak, windswept wilderness to Melbourne’s SW [*oops].

6.  President Trump

The Mayor’s efforts to shield illegal aliens endangers the lives of the public and law enforcement who have to go into the field to apprehend those released. He shouldn’t be urging illegals to beat the system, he should be urging them to safely turn themselves in!

5.  Sarah Revela

Foreign aid is an issue that needs reviewing urgently.

4.  About Caroline Flack

If she’d been Christian in her values, she’d not be in that position, she’d not have made the choices she did.  The tragedy is she was never given the chance of life.  Those our age had the choice.

3. BAD

People on @SkyNews moaning that their cars stalled in floods because there “weren’t any road closure signs put up”. Did they not notice the 3 feet deep lake of muddy water?

2. Brian Silvester

Muslim marriages are not recognised in UK law so the ‘wives’ claim benefits and housing as single mothers.

1. Headchef

What about the 50,000 people already living in Birmingham who apparently can’t speak English will the Govt retrospectively repatriate them……?!?

It was in reply to Priti Patel’s:

Priti Patel announced that foreign nationals will need a job offer from an approved employer, appropriate skills for the post and be able to speak English to be allowed to come to the UK to work from next year.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]

9 comments for “Wednesday quickies

  1. February 19, 2020 at 11:12

    #7. Mangalore SW? Map upside down, or looking from the North of England? Try N by NE. Half way between Melbourne and the Vic/ NSW border.

    Tragic however you look at it.

    • February 19, 2020 at 11:43

      [*oops] Shows just how out of touch with Oz I am. Was thinking beyond Werribee but Ballarat, Bendigo, Kilmore [great name] all fade into one these days. Near Nagambie eh? I went canoeing on Nagambie once.

  2. dearieme
    February 19, 2020 at 12:16

    “Paddock – Oz word for fenced-off field”: a spurious claim that a word is native to Oz. You’ll be telling us next that “chook” is a native Ozzie word.

    • February 19, 2020 at 12:38

      It was actually an invitation to you. 🙂

  3. dearieme
    February 19, 2020 at 12:20

    To distinguish the effect of light from the screen and radiation from the computer spend some time sitting behind the screen while wearing an eye mask. Any ill effects?

  4. Ripper
    February 19, 2020 at 17:22

    8 – I hear that they are remaking this series, its now being filmed in Scotland and its called ‘Hoots’… I’ll get me coat…

  5. microdave
    February 19, 2020 at 17:46

    Re #3 – And I don’t suppose a single one of the idiots who found their car “stalling” (in most cases the engine will be permanently buggered), have the slightest idea where the engine air intake is. Many vehicles have it mounted low down (probably something to do with improving the aerodynamics?), meaning a lot less than 3ft of water will “kill” the engine.

    Those of us of a “Certain Age” will remember various transverse engined BMC cars suffering from water in the ignition system – generally fairly easily dealt with. But at least the carburettor and air intake was round the back of the cylinder block, so ingesting H2O was very unlikely…

  6. February 19, 2020 at 18:42

    Uh huh.

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