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?
What these numpties don’t get is: they live in Islington, one of the UK’s most expensive postcodes. They are the privileged few
And this Orwell quote is from Animal Farm, a warning against the excesses of socialism. They’d be better off directing this at Corbyn 😩 https://t.co/QwddGzsiBW
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) May 30, 2020
He’s got to go. He’s the Enemy Within. https://t.co/3qnATIOL0N
— Ed Young (@Spiteful38) May 29, 2020
The Seven Dwarfs have been told that from Monday they can meet in groups of six. That makes one of them Grumpy 😉
— Curmudgeon (@oldmudgie) May 31, 2020
I wonder whether bookstores are being looted in the US 🤔📚
— Locked down Toad (@cheshiretoad) May 31, 2020
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]