7. Meanwhile – Shelby Steele

A result of this generation’s explicit knowledge of America’s historical evils was to make social and political morality a more important measure of character than private morality. In the 1950s, your private morality was the measure of your character; in the 1960s, your stance against war, racism, and sexism became far more important measures—so important that you were granted a considerable license in the private realm. Sleep with whomever you wanted, explore your sexuality, expand your mind with whatever drug you liked, forgo marriage, follow your instincts and impulses as inner truths, enjoy hedonism as a kind of radical authenticity. The only important thing was that you were dissociated from American evil. Dissociation from this evil became a pillar of identity for my generation.

6. Domestic terrorists

Bill Mitchell, talk show radio host across the pond, tweeted:

Can you believe they are trying to blame white supremacists for the rioting in Minneapolis? Why would white supremacists riot over the death of Mr. Floyd?

Therefore, it is who ordered all this who needs charging – can you see that happening?

5. Islington

4. Sedwill

3. Meanwhile


2. Endeavour

Trust Australians to muscle in on the act:

Speaking from the vessel over the radio, Doug Hurley said: “We chose Endeavour for a few reasons:

One, because of this incredible endeavour that Nasa, SpaceX and the US have been on since the end of the shuttle programme back in 2011.

The other reason is a little more personal to Bob and I. We both had our first flights on shuttle Endeavour and it just meant so much to us to carry on that name.”

Endeavour was the ship commanded by British explorer James Cook on his voyage to Australia in the late 18th Century.

Not content with Newport, Rhode Island in 1983, not content with inflicting Dame Edna on an unsuspecting public and dominating the cricket until Jonny Wilkinson’s dropped goal in 2003, they have to cast off the painter and float Oz around to Europe for Eurovision each year, mooring up against Ireland in a most incestuous way.

And as for Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland and Gallipoli – denizens of Oz just have to muscle in on everything – now it’s the SpaceX flight.  Besides, Endeavour was the first name of Jack Regan anyway in Minder, wannit Tel?  Or has Alzheimers caught up?

Either way, the Brits got there first, in the search for cheese as it happened – warr a Grand Day Out, that warr.

1. Chanel speaks of the Donald’s goading

… of the goader of the Donald in the first place:

This is a case of, “So sue me, Joe.”

[H/T Chuckles and haiku where they appear]

3 comments for “Sunday

  1. JohnM de France
    May 31, 2020 at 06:41

    3. Here is an incomplete list of shops and other businesses damaged in Minneapolis and St Paul

    There is one which is a bookshop, there might be others that do not have ‘Book’ in their title.

    • May 31, 2020 at 07:04

      Omar must be proud. Thanks for the list.

  2. Doonhamer
    May 31, 2020 at 23:35

    #3. Grumpy is not too miffed.
    He’s with Snow White.
    Hi Ho, Hi Ho…..
    Hey, Stumpy, who you calling’ Ho?

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