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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am

A Member Of The UK's Parliament Grabbed The Mace And That's A Really Big Deal
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/cl ... d-the-mace



Oh no! Not The Mace©! :shock:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:50 am

Good old standing order ... umm ... forty three. 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 am

The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:36 am

It's not the first time this has happened. Lord Heseltine caused an uproar by swinging the mace back in 1976...

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:47 am

I'm just pleased to learn that they have an actual "Royal mace" in parliament.

Is it "+2"?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:21 am

It's all a bit silly, Anaxagoras but parliament cannot proceed with business unless the Holy Mace of Antioch is in its correct position.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Why can't the US Senate have cool stuff like that?

Not a mace of course. Too "old world".

How about a jewel encrusted ceremonial bowie knife? :BigGrin3:
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:35 pm

That is so cool.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:51 pm

I dunno, it's giving off a bit of a "Man in the high castle " vibe. ..

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Giz wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:51 pm
I dunno, it's giving off a bit of a "Man in the high castle " vibe. ..
Probably has something to do with why I never heard of it.

However, I do remember the tip end of the time when pre-Roosevelt dimes were still in circulation.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:07 am

Giz wrote:
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I dunno, it's giving off a bit of a "Man in the high castle " vibe. ..
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:46 am

The full view is even more… uh…

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:34 am

A stick of fantasticly fetishistic fascistic schtick.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:40 am

Disciplinary usage

In accordance with the House Rules, on the rare occasion that a member becomes unruly, the Sergeant at Arms, upon order of the Speaker, lifts the mace from its pedestal and presents it before the offenders, thereby restoring order.

Since the members are able to edit the Congressional Record before it goes to print, there is no mention of the actual use of the mace in this capacity.[citation needed] A recent recorded threat to present the mace was on July 29, 1994, when Rep. Maxine Waters interrupted Rep. Peter T. King on the floor of the House, although the mace was ultimately not presented.[6][7]
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 am

Giz wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:34 am
A stick of fantasticly fetishistic fascistic schtick.
Well it was made in 1842, long before the Nazis or other European fascists.



Evidence of time-traveling Nazis perhaps?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:26 am

Our Royal Mace dates from the reign of King Charles 2nd who lived from 1630 to 1685. It's a gilded silver club about 5 feet long. The serjeant at arms traditionally puts it in place every day before the House of Commons can begin business.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:21 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 am
Giz wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:34 am
A stick of fantasticly fetishistic fascistic schtick.
Well it was made in 1842, long before the Nazis or other European fascists.



Evidence of time-traveling Nazis perhaps?
It's all just a continuation and clash of Greco-Roman and Gothic designs.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:21 pm


It's all just a continuation and clash of Greco-Roman and Gothic designs.
I know. I was being fascestious.