I’m one who prefers a minute’s applause to a minute’s silence, would rather celebrate a life than mourn one, today I’ll reflect on the life of Madiba.
There’s probably not much in this year that has angered me as this has.
I have been a good boy this year. Can I have one of these for Christmas, please?
Yesterday evening, ie 8 hrs behind the UK, I read an article in the Daily Mail about Angola. (Actually one is marginally surprised that they actually knew such a place existed!)
It went thus, that the Angolan government were closing and banning mosques from their country as it was a cult that was not in keeping with the Christian ethic of the country. Other cults and their places of worship (unspecified varieties) were being banned also. No argument, no discussion, end of!
Within a few hours the article had disappeared from the paper but may be acquired if you put Angola into the DM internal search engine. A cursory search of the BBC news site and the Telegraph revealed neither hide nor hair of any such article!
A One wonders if it is true?
B Why is no-one else carrying the story?
C. I cannot credit that the DM editors removed the story by themselves, who is suppressing such a story and why?
D Perhaps ‘they’ are concerned that others may wish to emulate such a splendid idea?!
I am curious about the use of the word “privilege”. I have always assumed that it was a noun but frequently hear it used as a verb. Could someone please clarify this?
Vancouver is to ban doorknobs!
I declare, in the interests of ‘inclusivity’ new building codes will be amended to lever door openings only in case the old can’t twist the knob.
I’d like to twist their knobs!
I declare have these people nothing better to do than think up this kind of drivel? Is this really their most pressing problem? Are the locals to have their houses inspected for reactionary ageist door knobs in due course.
I wonder if the North Koreans could be bribed into nuking the cretins in the interests of giving them something to think about?
As the sun slowly rises over England it is pitch black in Minnesota, -15 with strong winds and snow drifts.
My apologies for the poor fidelity. This is the only version of the official video I could find with English translations.
I hope you will forgive this one. I know it’s pure maudlin self indulgence but it’s written in honour of the day that’s in it.
My Dad was the youngest of eight children and the son of a baker. Born in a tenement flat in Leith, home of the accursed Hibees. Luckily, the family moved back to Easter Ross and Grandad’s home town of Invergordon before there was any chance of infection.
Mom’s untimely call bags burglar
LAKE WORTH, Florida: A burglar who left his phone behind was rumbled when his mum rang just as police officers arrived at the house he’d just robbed.
Derek Codd, 19, left his cellphone on the kitchen sideboard after he and sidekick Kristen Rynearson stole jewellery from a house in Palm Beach County.
When an investigators were called to the house, the discarded phone rang, the officer picked it up and saw “Mom” lit up on the screen.
The policeman asked the woman on the other end who the phone belonged to, and she said it was her son’s.
Codd, of Lake Worth, had stolen the victim’s cellphone and a shotgun. His female companion had 49 pieces of jewellery belonging to the victim’s wife in her purse.
Both were arrested and face multiple charges, including burglary and larceny. – orange news