Archive for December, 2010

doggone…dawg gon’

December 16, 2010

World English Dictionary
doggone (ˈdɒɡɒn)

— interj
1. an exclamation of annoyance, disappointment, etc

— adj , — adv
2. damn another word for damn Also: doggoned

[C19: euphemism for God damn ]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.

[dawg-gawn, -gon, dog-]
verb, -goned, -goning, adjective, superlative -gon·est, adverb Informal .
–verb (used with object)
to damn: Doggone your silly advice!
Also, doggoned. damned; confounded: a doggone fool; Well, I’ll be doggoned.
Also, doggoned. damned: He’s a doggone poor sport.
1850–55, Americanism ; perh. from dog on it! euphemistic alter. of God damned

Word Origin & History

1851, Amer.Eng., a “fantastic perversion of god-damned ” [Weekley]. But Mencken favors the theory that it is “a blend form of dog on it ; in fact it is still often used with it following. It is thus a brother to the old English phrase, ‘a pox upon it,’ but is considerably more decorous.”

I am what I am

December 15, 2010

I’m told I’m dominant.

I’m told I can be too intense.

I’m told these things but it isn’t helpful.

I am what I am but would like to change.

Not change permentantly – just switch (I think that’s’ what its called).

I really want to worship a woman. I’d get so much pleasure from giving them so much pleasure.

free texts??

December 14, 2010
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Woman guilty of giving police squirty bottoms

December 8, 2010

OAP poisoned police with sandwiches
Wednesday 8th December 2010, 11:50AM GMT.

A pensioner whose sandwiches poisoned 47 police officers has been given a suspended jail sentence

A pensioner whose sandwiches poisoned 47 police officers has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to obey a one-month night-time curfew.

Food safety officials said 70-year-old Muriel Morris received a four-month jail term, suspended for a year, and was ordered to pay £16,482.70p in costs.

Birmingham City Council, which prosecuted Morris for four breaches of food hygiene law, launched an investigation into the poisoning outbreak after nine officers were taken to hospital during an English Defence League demonstration near New Street station in July 2009.

The city’s magistrates’ court heard that tests conducted on the sandwiches established they had been provided by Morris, of Dorrington Green, Great Barr, Birmingham.

Morris pleaded guilty to four offences relating to the Meal Machine cafe in Nechells, which she no longer runs.

An investigation by the council’s food safety team established that officers were given sandwiches provided by Meal Machine at three briefings during the EDL protest and a counter-demonstration.

A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed that 47 officers experienced the effects of sickness, with several requiring hospital treatment for dehydration.

“Contingency planning measures were implemented to ensure that normal policing business could continue as the protest came to an end,” the spokesman said.

Commenting on the prosecution, Neil Eustace, chairman of Birmingham’s Public Protection Committee, said officers had been left extremely ill by the serious offences.

“Environmental health officers were rightly appalled by the lack of regard for the health of customers shown by Ms Morris and moved quickly to shut the premises,” he said.

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Traditional pubs making a comeback???

December 8, 2010

Gary Whittaker, landlord of the Rose & Crown

Pub-goers in the Black Country were celebrating today as two traditional boozers were enjoying a new lease of life – one of them is said to be the oldest pub in Bloxwich.

The Rose and Crown in Old Birchills and the Royal Exchange in Bloxwich are bucking the trend of pubs in the area, which have been steadily closing down over the last few years.

Nationally, 40 pubs a week are closing, and the Campaign for Real Ale said 11 traditional pubs were lost to Walsall in 2009, following 15 closures the year before.

But the 112-year-old Rose and Crown in Old Birchills has no such plans, and the building has been given a £30,000 revamp in a spectacular refurbishment to make the most of its original Victorian elegance. Meanwhile, Bloxwich’s oldest hostelry, The Royal Exchange, is being relaunched under new management.

The 18th century pub in Stafford Road is kicking off a new era with an old one on December 4, when a 1960s event will mark the relaunch.

It is great news for a town where pubs have seen better days. The Bull’s Head, a 1920s pub in Park Road, burned down after an arson attack earlier this month. The Eagle pub in Cresswell Crescent is due to be pulled down after standing empty since 2007.

The Old Knave of Hearts in Lichfield Road has been given a £1 million transformation converting it into a 2,500 sq ft Co-op store.

Supporters of traditional real ale and small independent breweries will have another real ale pub to visit in Walsall with the Rose and Crown. The pub now has 10 hand-pulls for different beers, and landlord Gary Whitaker said it will feature ales from near and far.

Black Country Ales will be permanently on the bar alongside another seven ever-changing beers and ciders.

Mr Whitaker said: “We have maintained the old Victorian look, because that’s where the market is at the moment. It’s getting exciting.” The pub opened in a blaze of glory last Thursday.


December 8, 2010

Oh the advantages of a public-school education.
Oh the joy of a privileged upbringing.
Nice Mr David Cameron went to Eton. The man who glibly admitted in a media inyerview that he’d never had a real job (he used to ‘be’ in advertising).
The man who is the prime minister of Britain.
Eton College, often referred to simply as Eton, is a British independent school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as “The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor”.
It is located in Eton, near Windsor in England, north of Windsor Castle, and is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868.
Eton has a very long list of distinguished former pupils. David Cameron is the nineteenth British Prime Minister to have attended Eton.
Another famous fascist also attended Eton Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet (16 November 1896 – 3 December 1980) was a British politician, known principally as the founder of the British Union of Fascists. He was a member of Parliament for Harrow from 1918 to 1924 and for Smethwick from 1926 to 1931.

Government forms

December 8, 2010

A form today arrived from the Department of Works and Pensions (I’m reminded of the old Frank Sinatra song “”Love and marriage. Love and marriage. They go together like a horse and carriage.”…because we, the plebs, have to learn to comprehend that pensions are derived from working……..) and when it was opened it had a list of Questions to be answered.
The most fatuous of them was –