Sunday

6. Spring

5. Housekeeping

Had to retire this header:

Issue is ‘overview’.  Just as an animal at the waterhole keeps the eyes peeled around him, just as a motorist watches a couple of hundred yards in each direction – up, down, above, for potholes and verges too and uses the rear-vision for the rest – then focusing on something downwards plus close in is really not my thing, it agitates me.  It’s not unlike sitting in a pub – unless I can get a seat with an overview of what’s happening, I’ll not sit there in the remaining place, for any reason.  Maybe it was military training as well.

Health so-so, dental I’ll sort tomorrow if poss.

4. Fatwah on Eccles

http://ecclesandbosco.blogspot.com/2020/03/why-eccles-will-tell-no-more-jokes.html

Take for example the Tommy Cooper joke: “I bought some pork chops and told the butcher to make them lean. He said, ‘Which way?'”

With this joke the late Mr Cooper (99 today) has managed to offend Jews and Muslims (mentioning pork), fat people (mentioning “lean”) and people with one leg shorter than the other (the other meaning of “lean”). So watch out for Mohammed Ben Fatwa, the overweight Muslim with a limp!

Thanks, Toodles, for the tip.

3. Can’t be too careful

I was seriously not going to do another of these for a long time but it was just there, wasn’t it, crying out to be posted. Halfway through it and still in bed, getting hungry at 8 a.m. Hope no one dies … in the story I mean:

08:18: Just finished it. Er … wow. The things which can go wrong! I once flew Ansett. Or was it TAA?

2. One’s home is one’s castle

He who enters someone’s home, armed, has forfeited any rights. Fundamental principle. Defensive pushback is, naturally, automatic:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52018558

1. MSM slant again

Only this time, from a youtuber:

As for some of those commenters – I commented on them.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

5 comments for “Sunday

  1. Mark in Mayenne
    March 29, 2020 at 07:20

    In France they have a specific “presumption of innocence” for killing on invader in your home. In that situation it is up to the prosecution to prove that there was clearly no danger to the homeowner. Sems reasonable to me. The Scottish jury was wrong.

  2. Distant Relative
    March 29, 2020 at 10:29

    5. What time are you going to the dentist? Two-thirty? (Tooth -hurty)

    Ta-ta for now. 🙂

  3. Penseivat
    March 29, 2020 at 14:17

    A friend of mine, a retired Police officer, who lives near Cambridge told me of an American Air Force officer who lived in the village and was burgled twice, during a spate of burglaries in the village. No one was caught or convicted. My friend was called down to the officer’s house to view a sign he had used in his home town. The sign read, “It will be assumed that anyone entering these premises as a trespasser, is voluntarily surrendering their civil and human rights.”
    The only comment my friend made was that the bottom part of the notice, which read, “There is nothing in this house worth dying for.” be removed or taped over. In the 3 more years the officer lived in that house, no attempt to burgle it, or any nearby property, was made.

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