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21st January 2011
Knit one, purl one … dit les tricoteuses (the knitters)
I’ll probably be tied up with other things after the Iraq Inquiry drags a squirming Tony Blair across the coals and stretches the troof out of him.
What with all this holding his feet to the fire, disembowelling then dissecting, before hanging and burying him, the press will be asking Chilcot to consider flogging personal souvenirs on Ebay next – (username No
BlackWhitewashHere) – in a tasteful Buy Now way, of course.
So after the fun and games at the QEII centre I may not feel quite up to prattling on here for a bit. Some will be pleased to hear that, no doubt.
Still, after an ale/mead/cider/gin or even a glass or two of French vin or German lager, I should recover enough to have my usual go at our beloved press, je suis certain.
In the meantime we can depend on our far-minded
unbalanced press to keep you updated on how it all went. And one or two of them might even succeed.
Good health! Absent friends! We love you, Tony. OH YES WE DO.
HAPPY MEDIEVAL DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN …
During the French Revolution, executions in Paris were witnessed by vast throngs including many female Jacobins. These bloodthirsty women employed themselves with their knitting while attending daily at the scaffold, hence the familiar name les tricoteuses (the knitters). Those were the palmy days of the guillotine, the instrument which was introduced by the National Convention during the progress of the French Revolution and was named after its supposed inventor, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, a physician. He was not the inventor, but was only the person who first proposed its adoption. It consists of two upright posts grooved on the inside and connected at the top by cross beams. In these grooves a knife, having a sharp blade placed obliquely, is allowed to fall with tremendous force upon the neck of the victim who is bound upon a board placed at the foot of the upright posts. It is said by some authorities that this machine was invented by the Persians. It was well known in Italy, and from the thirteenth century onward it was the privilege of the nobility to be put to death by a machine of this kind, which was called mannaia. Conradin of Swabia was executed by such a machine at Naples in 1268. An instrument closely resembling the guillotine was employed for public executions during the Middle Ages. In Scotland, a machine called the “Maiden”, very similar to the guillotine, was used. A like machine was also used by the Dutch in the eighteenth century for executing slaves in their colonies.
- Helpful as always the BBC has a rundown of the questions it thinks Mr Blair will be asked at the Inquiry.
- A bit of “far-fetched”, but as they say at this Spoof, what else is there? Anyway, I’ve almost finished the knitting. Time for a good crucifixion.
- Moonbat is still “at large”. Chasing the money.
- Blair tells in his book that Iraq became a nightmare he failed to foresee
REMEMBER, TONY, WE STILL LOVE YOU.
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“All countries need a leader who isn’t afraid to fight terrorism. I believe Mr. Blair did a necessary job in helping his allies. Are we all just supposed to lie down and wait for them to come for us, I don’t think so.”
And – “Mr. Blair is one of the finest politicians to have had the privilege of serving the United Kingdom, and Britons are fortunate to have had him as their Prime Minister. Time will show that Mr. Blair’s approach to affairs in the Middle East were and remain correct. From a member of the Commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Blair, for your continued service to legitimate and lasting (and not convenient or politically expedient) freedom.”
AND – “Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and the only regret I have he didn’t get my vote as I live in Canada.”
AND – “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is an honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”