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General Election 8th June

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by AndyTake2, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Thanks for the link. I had not come across euobserver before. There's good stuff far beyond the topic of this thread. I liked the way that 70% of poles don't care a damn about PC.
     
  2. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Er..... probably not - certainly not me, anyway! :)
     
  3. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Re Charlie Hebdo. I really don't like some of their other content, like the cartoon of Londoners fleeing for their lives from the London Bridge attacks with the heading
    " Slimming tips from IS".

    You can google it.

    Lovely people at that mag ! :(:(
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member


    Haven't seen it but it sounds worth a smile. The moment we put humour off limits the scum have won.
     
  5. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    You might want to look before commenting
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
  6. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Last weeks cover was TM as Anne Boleyn(?) - "With her head tucked underneath her arm.............." Too big for the scanner, unfortunately!

    Lynn
     
  7. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    It's not a cover but inside the same issue you quoted. Google is your friend. I'm loathe to reproduce it here as IMHO it is in absolutely appallingly poor taste.
     
  8. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    I only bought it yesterday (Thursday was a public holiday so the newsagents were shut) so I haven't read that far yet.

    Lynn
     
  9. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    You seem to be missing the point of free speech. CH is not for everybody but in our society they have the right to be tasteless and you have the right to be rude about them.
     
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  10. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Andrew,

    Exactly. And some "tasteless" stuff can be exceptionally hard-hitting once you adjust your expectations. I don't always like Charlie Hebdo -- it's not a patch on Private Eye, because it's far less varied -- but I still buy it from time to time, and the picture described wouldn't put me off. Yes, they are "lovely people", and I'm not being ironic.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  11. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    At 89 years of age, the most notable partickle physicist in the UK resides in Knotty Ash. Mr Kenneth Dodd, esq., has great form in this partickuler area.
     
  12. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Dear Andrew and Roger, I don't know how to do multi quotes I'm afraid. There's no point about free speech being missed by me. Where did I suggest there freedoms should be curtailed??

    Don't forget, I too have free speech and am happy to state that I don't like the idea of terror victims of terrorists being mocked and I have the right to express my disapproval of this. I find it inexplicable how this can be seen positively but....

    If either of you can explain how this particular cartoon is "hard hitting" I'd be interested
     
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  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Which one? The "minceur" one is obviously belittling the achievements of the terrorists. The beheading one is an equally obvious bit of satire on the "achievements" of our PM. I can understand why you dislike them, but my criticism of them (and CH in general) is that absence of shade, it's ALL hard-hitting and unsubtle. The Eye is indeed a far superior publication, nut there's an absolute need foe CH IMHO.
     
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  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Oh yes. It is a very interesting site. Different starting point entirely.
     
  15. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    We used to have one or two in the distant past.
     
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Having mentioned John McTernan's almost god-like ability to say things which don't come true, I have seen this gem on Twitter:

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  17. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Hmm, CH might be interested in Londoners' real reactions to the Borough Market attack. The spot yesterday where the three were shot. Was same when it reopened on Weds:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/rovingmike/9N065Y
     
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  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

  19. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I have to admit to having never heard of this bloke, until your post on here a few days ago. :confused:

    If the content of the quotes you have just posted are accurate, he must be some kind of total f*ckwit. I wonder if he has considered an advisory rôle with the current US administration?
     
  20. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Peter,

    He is the chief of the Illuminati and (secretly) is actually RUNNING both the US and UK administrations.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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