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26 July 2012

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tpceltus

Plus the right to cross-examination and trial by jury.

CK

And Jury Nullification.

Gorgon Stare

Just because Romney is a Norman doesn't mean he should be ashamed.

Barack Dunham goes back to Plymouth.

mbrenner

In the great state of Texas, the panel appointed by the esteemed Governor Rich Perry to review state-wide school texts has decreed that the approved American History text shall contain no discussion of Jefferson. One down - a few more to go. I am not sure whether his name will appear as the main author of the Declaration of Independence or instead some distant relative of Michelle Bachmann will be pronounced the author.

SteveB

I wonder if Romney wishes he had stayed home--this has not been a good trip for him.

mongo

Hello, Sir:

I think you may have a challenge in telling Scots or Irish that they are Anglo-Saxon. :-)

The United Kingdom was itself a melting pot long before the term was first coined, and you piqued me enough to go out and find this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_immigration_to_the_United_States

I was quite surprised to discover that, even in 1790, folks from England itself only made up about half the overall population.

Regards,

mongo

turcopolier

mongo

Really? I thought they were all English. I wondered why some of my ancestors were called variously English, Scots and Irish. They're not all English? Amazing.

My wife says that I should mention that my Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay ancestors were probably Anglo-Saxon, Danish and Norman in origins. The Scots were both Highland and Lowland and the Irish were freeholders within the Pale. Did you get all that? pl

Tyler

The anti-whites really are out in force in the media, aren't they?

I can go to any university in America and find clubs catering to blacks, hispanics, asians, homosexuals, whoever.

If there was a white solidarity club you'd see a shitstorm of epic proportions.

Meanwhile Romney polls at 1% with blacks, Obama tells blacks "he's got thier backs" while he waters down the work requirement on welfare reform, and Romney runs from trying to rally the white vote that could get him into the Presidency.

Oh, and apparently if you believe in traditional marriage it means everyone is going to shout you down and try to put you out of business. The world burns around us while the media goes on about a chicken sandwich restaurant. It would be funny if it wasn't so fucking tragic.

optimax

XteveB

The British certainly wish he had. Wonder if he knows any good Polish jokes? Or will he show the Israelis his circumcision?

The guy really knows how to relate to his own species.

johnf

Oh Gawd, Strewf and Stroik a loight, guvnor. Anuvver fread about Limey Land.

Well, if Darcy was Anglo Saxon (he was probably the son of a biscuit magnate, ectuerrly) then Heathcliffe was a bloomin' black cor blimey.

Just like your president.

RomneyShambles in Lunnon Town is a sight to see!

Mj

Oh poor baby, the barbarians are at your gate.

confusedponderer

Mr. Brenner,
don't be too surprised. After all the 2012 Platform of the Republican Party of Texas inimitably also rejects the teaching of critical thinking skills:

"Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/texas-gop-rejects-critical-thinking-skills-really/2012/07/08/gJQAHNpFXW_blog.html

All the ridicule they receive for that they richly deserve.

turcopolier

John F

Were you tugging your forelock while reciting that? I liked it. I think Jon Stewart is lovely as Darcy. pl

turcopolier

optimax

His recent circumcision is still painful. That's why he is irritable. pl

Charles

Col,
Perhaps this quote from the Bard is appropriate to the discussion:

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
..."
As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143
Accessed at http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/all-world-s-stage 7-27-2012

On a tangent, do you think Hal, aka Henry V was a HHE as written by Shakespeare?

Regards

turcopolier

Charles

I thought Woodie Guthrie wrote that. No wonder I got a "B." "HHE," Historic Hotels of Europe? pl

par4

I wonder what New York would be like if it had remained New Amsterdam?

optimax

Col.

Isn't Woody famous for the song "Your Land is MY Land?"

turcopolier

optimax

And Arlo Guthrie is forever linked to "The City of New Orealns."

"Good morning, America, how are you? Don't you know me? I'm your native son. I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans. I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done..." pl

turcopolier

All

I sometimes indulge myself by thinking fantastically of my desired cast and crew for the film production of my triliogy, "Strike the Tent." Currently: Director - Ridley Scott, Claude Devereux - Rufus Sewell, Hope Devereux - Michele Dockery. pl

Tyler

Yes, because everything is so much better since the cultural marxists took over.

Go f--k yourself.

oofda

He even got more ridicule for commenting about "looking out of the backside of 10 Downing Street". Another gaffe. Firstly, in Britain, "backside" means "ass". As in the part of the body. Secondly, "10 Downing Street" is often used in political reporting as a synonym for a press spokesman for the prime minister, in the same way as "the White House" can say things or have opinions. Backside is an awkward word even in American English...underscores his klunkiness.

mj

Written by Steve Goodman.

mj

Oh my, and internet tough guy.

jonst

I don't like Romney. I don't like 'church elders' from any religion getting close to the seat of secular power. I will not be voting Obama, either. But the last few days have been an eye opener for me, after a lifetime of 'eyeopeners'.

Romney said nothing about the Olympics that has not been said in a dozen stories coming out of the UK lately. And daily.

And why it is racist to suggest that a person whose Father, a black man, raised in Kenya, at the time of revolt--violent, successful--revolt from its colonial ruler, might have ambiguous feelings about the UK?

We getting to the point, literally, where we cannot talk about anything that could, remotely, be deemed to, possibly, offend someone, slightly, somewhere. Whether it is the truth or not is beside the point.

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