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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 7:57 pm
A Watford mum . . . The Barclays employee . . . .
VP in charge of cash management . . . . Doesn't "employee" make her more sound like a teller or assistant branch manager somewhere ? Wouldn't "executive" or "officer" have been more accurate?

Seems like these misogynists are downplaying a woman's success.
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I can't tell if you're being serious or not.
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Number crunching #85

Vote Leave 2016:
“Leaving the EU will lower energy bills”

2022:
Energy bills in France go up 4%

Energy bills in UK go up 54%
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Look, if you want to be French. . . .

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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:18 pm I can't tell if you're being serious or not.
That's part of my charm.
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Ben Trovado wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:14 am
Hotarubi wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:18 pm I can't tell if you're being serious or not.
That's part of my charm.
Glad you follow my lead.
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So, the jimmy carr furor (it’s about a holocaust joke, so naturally it involves a furor)… not only is Carr facing condemnation but now, his audience is under fire:

“In the nationwide haste to condemn the comedian Jimmy Carr for his remarks about the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in his Netflix special, an elected councillor from (who else?) the SNP has called for prosecutions. Not just for Carr himself, mind you; Julie McKenzie, who sits on Argyll and Bute council, wants the many members of Carr's audience prosecuted too for 'applauding' the remarks. “


For the sake of following the evidence, the joke is as follows:
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When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they never mention the thousands of Gypsies that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever wants to talk about that, because no one ever wants to talk about the positives.”
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references, links, any evidence that you are just not making the whole thing up?

Good joke BTW.
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https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/snp ... -audience-
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When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they never mention the thousands of Frenchmen that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever wants to talk about that, because no one ever wants to talk about the positives.”

Very flexible. Love it.
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When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they never mention the thousands of Rat-Dogs that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever wants to talk about that, because no one ever wants to talk about the positives.”
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Giz wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:54 pm So, the jimmy carr furor (it’s about a holocaust joke, so naturally it involves a furor)… not only is Carr facing condemnation but now, his audience is under fire:

“In the nationwide haste to condemn the comedian Jimmy Carr for his remarks about the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community in his Netflix special, an elected councillor from (who else?) the SNP has called for prosecutions. Not just for Carr himself, mind you; Julie McKenzie, who sits on Argyll and Bute council, wants the many members of Carr's audience prosecuted too for 'applauding' the remarks. “


For the sake of following the evidence, the joke is as follows:
“ “
When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine. But they never mention the thousands of Gypsies that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever wants to talk about that, because no one ever wants to talk about the positives.”
I don't much care for Mr Carr because of his tax evasion and recent (predictable) narcissistic revelation that he is the real victim of it, but the joke is brilliantly cynical.

Still not watching the thieving turd though
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I recall one of my favorite, and now past, character actors who played the "El Jefe" in the wonderfully and literally campy Zorro the Gay Blade who, in response to a reminder that someone had the freedom to speak, screamed, "ARREST ALL WHO LISTEN!!"

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Scottish Football club after accusing BBC of "being too English", throws hat into ring for market share.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-60570893

A judge has given the go-ahead for a multi-million pound claim against Celtic FC over sex abuse allegations.

Lord Arthurson gave permission for 22 former Celtic Boys Club players to launch a US-style "class action" group claim against the club.
Advocate Ian Mackay QC, representing the men allegedly abused while at the youth team, said Celtic FC and the boys club were "intimately connected".

Yeah, I saw what you did there. I did it too.
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Y'know. Been going on for 45 years, One of them "open secrets" that has been doing the rounds for decades.

Celtic FC is a predominately Catholic organisation....not that I'm suggesting anything.
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A quick summary on the state of UK politics from Julie birchill:

“ The Tories now boast a cabinet packed with first- and second-generation Britishers, and have had two female leaders. The way Starmer is going it’s entirely likely that the first ‘woman’ to lead Labour may well be a man. Still, that’s no weirder than a party calling itself ‘Labour’ being led by a man who identifies as a knight.”
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Giz wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:33 pm A quick summary on the state of UK politics from Julie birchill:

“ The Tories now boast a cabinet packed with first- and second-generation Britishers, and have had two female leaders. The way Starmer is going it’s entirely likely that the first ‘woman’ to lead Labour may well be a man. Still, that’s no weirder than a party calling itself ‘Labour’ being led by a man who identifies as a knight.”
Is Miss Burchill suggesting that a titled, Fee paying school attending , Oxford graduating Batchelor might not be the best person to represent the working class?
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To be fair, when you look at the Labour "front bench," for the past decades of opposition and government, you cannot help but think, "poverty."

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Doctor X wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:34 pm To be fair, when you look at the Labour "front bench," for the past decades of opposition and government, you cannot help but think, "poverty."

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Do you mean catweazel and his army of tramps?
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Well, to be fair the Scottish Prime Minister who "saved the world," unlike his predecessor named Sir John, he actually attended a university, but, unlike his predecessor not named Sir Tony, he had to slum it and not attend "Oxbridge."

He had to go to Edinburgh!

No one great ever went there!

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That much is true.
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https://i.imgur.com/yCpN5r4.jpg
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Reminded me of the "Purfuit of Happineff?!"

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Twit: https://twitter.com/DerrenBrown/status/1515306145941962755
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You think Ireland is part of the UK?

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Well actually....well...hmm...I'll see myself out.
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The usual left wing I'm all about the people implosion

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Just your regular "northern socialists are full of hypocritical shit" post.
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Me, I just watch PMQT for the Rayner upskirts.








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You prefer Sir Keir's?

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It must be rough when the Scottish Parliament is in session.
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Doctor X wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:16 pm Me, I just watch PMQT for the Rayner upskirts.








What?






You prefer Sir Keir's?

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Like looking at two logs in a tent.

Funny, Ravener says don't judge me . Calls people scum.
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To be fair, she has a great deal of intimate knowledge of scum.

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Ben Trovado wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:25 pm It must be rough when the Scottish Parliament is in session.
Rough? Y’ell be kilt!
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Now to be fair, I am sure Her Majesty Nicola I uses a good weed wacker.

Though if you have had the misfortune to see her "opposition leader" and his predecessor – and her leadership predecessor – you know what horror it is Scottish Beauty Pageant.

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Don't make me do the Stewart Lee joke again.
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https://i.imgur.com/SSh8BbT.jpg

What?
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She has...talent!