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But not Red pussies!





They are BLUE pussies!






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It's not funny if you have to explain it.
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English humor isn't funny, so go ahead and explain it. :p
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Here's 15 minute of your life you wan't get back. :)

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As statues of slave traders are torn down, their heirs sit untouched in the Lords

Spare a thought for the hereditary peers still barely aware of how their family fortunes were acquired

Following the overdue evictions of Edward Colston and Robert Milligan, the list of statues whose associations with slavery make them candidates for retirement grows longer by the day.

Labour-run councils have agreed to consider “the appropriateness of local monuments on public land and property”. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has also ordered a review: “Our capital’s diversity is our greatest strength, yet our statues, road names and public spaces reflect a bygone era.”

Would they mind extending their surveys to a group of living statues active – give or take – within the House of Lords? Specifically, its generous hereditary contingent, both the current, 92 members, and the names on an official register of interested peers (thereby eligible each time death creates a vacancy).

Not unlike the slavers’ statues as they merged into town landscapes, centuries of familiarity have offered this tarnished and fundamentally ugly institution, and its hereditary inmates, a measure of protection. “You’d never invent it now,” its ghastlier members like to say when reform is suggested, “but somehow it works.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -the-lords

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Witness wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:35 am
As statues of slave traders are torn down, their heirs sit untouched in the Lords

Spare a thought for the hereditary peers still barely aware of how their family fortunes were acquired

Following the overdue evictions of Edward Colston and Robert Milligan, the list of statues whose associations with slavery make them candidates for retirement grows longer by the day.

Labour-run councils have agreed to consider “the appropriateness of local monuments on public land and property”. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has also ordered a review: “Our capital’s diversity is our greatest strength, yet our statues, road names and public spaces reflect a bygone era.”

Would they mind extending their surveys to a group of living statues active – give or take – within the House of Lords? Specifically, its generous hereditary contingent, both the current, 92 members, and the names on an official register of interested peers (thereby eligible each time death creates a vacancy).

Not unlike the slavers’ statues as they merged into town landscapes, centuries of familiarity have offered this tarnished and fundamentally ugly institution, and its hereditary inmates, a measure of protection. “You’d never invent it now,” its ghastlier members like to say when reform is suggested, “but somehow it works.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -the-lords

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Would that be the Guardian whose editor-in-chief went to that famous inner city school, Pembroke College, Oxford University. No colonial privilege there then.
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New Statue Appears By The Colston Plinth [Bristol]

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Pedant Alert.

St G cannot gave been Turkish because Turkey didnt exist before 1923.

He was Anatolian. If he even existed. Probably.

Standards.
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FWIW, the Ukrainians claim him too. :)
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Disgraced ex-Labour MP Fiona Onasanya slams Kellogg's for using a monkey as the mascot for 'brown' Coco Pops but 'three white boys' on Rice Krispies
Daily Fail
  • Fiona Onasanya has contacted Kellogg's regarding the Coco Pops mascot
  • She asked why the chocolate-flavoured cereal is represented by a monkey
  • Ms Onasanya said sister cereal Rice Krispies has 'three white boys' as mascot
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Don't ever mention monkeys. Black people will think you mean them. Checkmate racists!
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:55 am
Disgraced ex-Labour MP Fiona Onasanya slams Kellogg's for using a monkey as the mascot for 'brown' Coco Pops but 'three white boys' on Rice Krispies
Daily Fail
  • Fiona Onasanya has contacted Kellogg's regarding the Coco Pops mascot
  • She asked why the chocolate-flavoured cereal is represented by a monkey
  • Ms Onasanya said sister cereal Rice Krispies has 'three white boys' as mascot
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Don't ever mention monkeys. Black people will think you mean them. Checkmate racists!
??? I thought I was having a senior moment.

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But then ...

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Wiki has the answer
[Cocoa Krispies] was introduced in the United Kingdom as Coco Pops in 1973, and is also known by that name in the Netherlands, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malta, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Finland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, Botswana, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Australia, Turkey and Republic of Korea and as Choco Pops in France. Later in the 1960s, the name was changed to Coco Krispies, but subsequently reverted to Coco Pops.
I'm reseaching potentially racist cereal. Senility for sure.

But! Cocoa Krispies is one of the top five cereals, right up there with Cap'n Crunch ... but Cap'n Crunch cuts the roof of your mouth, so points off for that. Plus, the mascot is a white captain, just like Columbus. More points off.

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Hotarubi wrote:
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What idiot uses particle board in an environment that clearly calls for marine grade plywood. Probably used interior grade screws too. Small wonder Britannia no longer rules the waves.
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:lmao:

The Guardian facing calls to ‘shut down’ over founder’s use of slaves and siding against Lincoln in US Civil War
The Sun (UK) (Yes that is one of those tabloids.)
THE GUARDIAN is facing calls to “shut down” for hypocrisy after backing BLM protests when it branded Abraham Lincoln “abhorrent” in the US Civil War.

Originally called the Manchester Guardian, the paper was founded in 1821 by John Edward Taylor using profits from a cotton plantation that used slaves.

After his death in 1844, the paper is said to have then demanded Manchester’s cotton workers be forced back into work.

Now with a growing backlash against statues linked to slavery and racism, hundreds have signed a petition taking aim at the Guardian's history.

This petition to shut the paper down has been organised by novelist Tony Parsons, who tweeted: “Shameful links to slave-owning Confederate south. Built on the profits of cotton fields. Shut down The Guardian Newspaper.”

During the US Civil War the paper had sided with the southern Confederates against President Lincoln who wanted to abolish slavery.

A leader piece said: “It was an evil day both for America and the world when he was chosen President of the United States.”

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The left-wing paper then responded to Mr Lincoln’s assassination by laying into his presidency.

On April 27 1865, it said: “Of his rule we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty.”

The campaign has nearly 1,000 signatures.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53055256

England striker Marcus Rashford said he would fight on after the government confirmed it would not provide free school meal vouchers during the summer.

The Manchester United player wrote an emotional open letter to MPs in which he said "the system isn't built for families like mine to succeed".

But the Department for Education said it would not reverse its decision.

Rashford, 22, responded by tweeting "we aren't beaten yet" and "MPs, please #maketheUturn".


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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 am
FWIW, the Ukrainians claim him too. :)
They didnt exist either. Wannabes.
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Hotarubi wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 am
FWIW, the Ukrainians claim him too. :)
They didnt exist either. Wannabes.
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Hotarubi wrote:
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It's always better to be generous with other people's money. And For the Children™.
But:
A Downing Street spokesman says children currently receiving free school meals will continue to do so following a campaign by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford
https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/status ... 0715105286

So everybody wins? :mrgreen:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Hotarubi wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 am
FWIW, the Ukrainians claim him too. :)
They didnt exist either. Wannabes.
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5 centuries too late. I mean Georgia is even named after the dude. That's real commitment. Not some 20 year old plaque.
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