Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bradford West by-election: Vote George Galloway – the proper Muslim



Today is the Bradford West by-election. You might be forgiven for having forgotten (if ever you knew): the campaign has been somewhat overshadowed by granny taxes, Cash4Cameron, pasties and panic at the petrol pumps.

The constituency has been Labour for as long as Moses wandered in the wilderness. The heir-apparent is one Imran Hussain, a 33-year-old barrister and long-standing chairman of the local Labour Party. But His Grace has thought long and hard about the candidates and, it being abundantly self-evident that the delightful Conservative candidate doesn’t have a Protestant in purgatory’s chance of winning, His Grace has decided that George Galloway deserves to take the seat. Yes, that’s right, George Galloway. This one-time friend of the sadistic torturer Uday Hussein who genuflected and obsequiously fawned before the murderous Saddam; who insulted and slandered the entire feline species on Big Brother; who was ejected by the Muslims of Bethnal Green and Bow after one disappointing term of office; who is matey with Hamas and rants on fanatically about Palestinian genocide while denying the crimes of the real terrorists; the absolute demagogue whose poisonous tongue is dipped in pools of blood.

His Grace doesn’t agree with a word the odious man says and unequivocally repudiates everything he purports to stands for. He is a one-man-party self-publicist and a slimy master of political seeming.

But he is today the man His Grace most earnestly wants to be returned to Parliament. Not merely because he is and a highly-skilled orator (which he undoubtedly is). But because he would be a perpetual ‘Real Labour’ thorn in the side of Ed Miliband, and things need livening up a bit beyond the inane level of pasties. And, more importantly, George Galloway is a proper Muslim. Or more proper than the New Labourite clone Imran Hussain is anyway. Mr Galloway sent Muslim voters the letter below (blessings to Paul Waugh), in which he appeals to Bradford’s Muslims to search their hearts for they know ‘instinctively’ who is a Muslim and who is not (...and he criticises Labour for running a sectarian campaign...). He flatters them divine discernment, for what they know ‘instinctively’ is what Allah knows perfectly. He declares: ‘God KNOWS who is a Muslim and he KNOWS who is not’. And he goes on to list his Islamic virtues: ‘I, George Galloway, do not drink alcohol and never have... I, George Galloway have fought for Muslims at home and abroad, all of my life... I, George Galloway, tell the truth...I, George Galloway, hold Pakistan’s highest civil awards...I, George Galloway, came to the side of the people of Palestine in their agony...’. He also refers to 'the Grace of God' and says 'if God wills it' he will give his remaining days in service of all the people of Bradford West:



His Grace does not know if it be the will of Allah (who appears to have no sense of humour) to return his servant George Galloway to Parliament. But it is a certain fact that Labour and Parliament deserve him. And so might the electorate of Bradford (if Bishop Nick will forgive).

Mr Galloway believes we need more genuine Muslims in Parliament, as opposed to the compromised, luke-warm, wishy-washy sort who fraternise with Iblīs and dance with Shayṭān. To be a ‘proper’ Muslim is the highest calling, isn’t it George? And the Muslims of Bradford might just fall for it.

Even though he's actually Roman Catholic.

67 Comments:

Blogger Allan D said...

Your Grace has his tongue in his cheek, methinks.

29 March 2012 09:29  
Blogger bluedog said...

Your Grace, George Galloway isn't 'Real' Labour or 'provo' Labour, he's a natural Green.

Surely Ken Livingston can ring George and find a job somewhere for him. Anything but having the old trouper making a fool of himself in front of a bunch of Pakistanis.

Could be a description of Dave too, on second thoughts.

29 March 2012 10:21  
Blogger Sam Vega said...

A disgusting spectacle, but with GG it is just a form of sickness. The poor man can't help himself. If he ever develops any self-knowledge, he will start self-harming. Pity him.

29 March 2012 12:14  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Your Grace,
I suppose these poor people have to have some representation. Not much to choose from though.

29 March 2012 13:04  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Excellent post Archbishop. To see that man wallowing in the mire in political desperation is heartening...

So let us congratulate Mr Hussain. As a Pakistani, we can but be assured that his first loyalty is to Islam, the second to his Islamic constituents and only the third to Labour. So an active vote against gay marriage and the snuffing out of our inconvenient old, what !

29 March 2012 14:36  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Can't say I'm much of a fan of his but I did cheer a bit when he put those senators in their place.

29 March 2012 14:37  
Blogger Oswin said...

'Be careful what you wish for...' is the adage that springs to mind.

29 March 2012 14:39  
Blogger Atlas Shrugged said...

Communist, socialist, Marxist, Islamism, lying, subversion, corporatism, infiltration, occultism, controlling, Jesuit, Catholic, danger, hypocrisy, elitist, riches, dictatorship, paganism, power, money, banking, secrecy, authoritarianism, evil.

All words that march together under the banner of the Society of Jesus.

29 March 2012 19:36  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Bugger. Atlas has come to. I say old man, have you murdered your family yet ?

29 March 2012 19:40  
Blogger Rev Graeme Hancocks said...

I have been canvassing for Labour today in Bradford West. I was shocked to hear some of the things some Muslim voters were saying that RESPECT (a misnomer if ever there was) was saying about the admirable Imram Hussain. I saw GG screaming at the top ofan open double decker bus surrounded by admirers as he "toured" Bradford. We in Bradford need someone from the area to represent us, not a cynical carpet bagger. Good Muslim! He is a disgrace. What rubbish.

29 March 2012 19:54  
Blogger Edward Spalton said...

One thing George Galloway has done right is to complain to the Returning Officer about the widespread corruption of the postal vote - something most marked in areas which have been culturally enriched.

He pointed out the scams for which a few politicians of both main parties (whose names all suggest an Indian subcontinental origin) have been convicted in the past. In one case the judge remarked that the envelopes of voting papers might as well be marked "steal me".

He says that he has campaigned against these outrages for eight years. The most difficult abuse to correct is undue influence, when all the votes of a household are marked under the eye of the paterfamilias. It is many years ago that I heard a Muslim girls say on the radio "My Dad always told me how to vote but I could still please myself when I got to the polling booth. Now we vote at home I have to do what he says."

Of course, the main parties could have stopped most of these practices if they wished - but GG says they are comfortable with them, as they help to guarantee the core vote.

29 March 2012 20:54  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Muslim women getting the vote ? Whatever next...

Inspector’s favourite is when the entire ballot box goes missing somewhere between the polling station and the count, yet is marked arrived. No messing there, what !

29 March 2012 21:03  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Mr Cranmer said ...
... a Protestant in purgatory’s chance of winning,"

Are you coming round, Sir?

Inspector
The comments on the link 'Roman Catholic' make us look like teddy bears.

29 March 2012 21:25  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Inspector misses your point Dodo. Do enlighten him. But if it is to do with the confessional, a priest is able to go to the authorities and break the confidence, having discussed the matter with his bishop first...

29 March 2012 21:57  
Blogger Oswin said...

Edward Spalton : how right you are! Postal voting, as it exists at present, ought to be knocked-on-the-head; it is a convenience we can no longer afford.

29 March 2012 22:18  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Alittle sample: "ur a prod lad a fukin heretic prod"

What's yoursource for breaking the seal of confession? There are nocircumstances under which a priest can break this confidence. The information disclosed is disclosed sacramentaly to God.


"The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words or in any manner and for any reason."
(Canon law 983 §1)

Priests may not reveal what they have learned during confession to anyone, even under the threat of their own death or that of others. For a priest to do so would lead to automatic excommunication.

29 March 2012 22:20  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Dodo. A Carmelite priest told the Inspector that. If his memory serves him well, it goes back to the time of the Yorkshire ripper. Could a priest offer absolution WITHOUT the urging of the man to turn himself in. And if he didn’t, would the priest would have an obligation to go to the authorities. Remember, absolution, as much as it could be given to a mentally ill man was granted. The welfare of future victims was the point.

Inspector has absolutely no problem with it. Would not hesitate if he himself were the priest...

29 March 2012 22:32  
Blogger David Lindsay said...

Sadly, Galloway has gone a bit Eurofederalist in later years, although he has no truck with the EU as presently constituted, which is the only EU on offer.

And he has associated with Trots and Islamists, gloriously using SWP students in 2005 to deliver leaflets in Bengali, which they could not read, denouncing Oona King for being "in favour of abortion and homosexuality". Anyone who can pull off that trick deserves to win. And win he did.

He is still totally pro-life. And he is classically Old Labour, but that is not how he has been presenting himself in recent years. He was never a member of the Campaign Group. He was never even a member of the Tribune Group. If required to concern himself with domestic policy, people would see why not. That might be no bad thing in itself.

29 March 2012 23:09  
Blogger David Lindsay said...

The Labour candidate seems to have been selected because his father came from the same village in Pakistan as various other local Labour worthies' fathers, and that is pretty much it. He had previously been made a very young Deputy Leader of a City Council on that same basis.

29 March 2012 23:09  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Then you would fail in your duty,be excommunicated and probably despatched to a monastry until you repented!

A priest may consult with a Bishop about issues of granting absolution. He may not disclosse names or details. This is absolute. And, under no circumstances can he go to the authorites. He can withhold absolution from the person unless that person agrees to hand himself over to the authorities.

Priests have given their lives in the past to protect the Seal of Confession.

You need to remind yourself that in the Sacrament of Confession you are communing with directly with God Himself, not a man. The Priest is serving in the place of Christ.

29 March 2012 23:15  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Dodo. For all intents and purposes, the confessional is sacrosanct. The Inspector believes the priest was making the point that in the case of extreme evil, it CAN be broken. We cannot allow ourselves to be manipulated by evil in that manner. Would be happy for the ‘ultimate arbiter’ to make His judgment when the time comes, and the Inspector would stand there with a clean conscience...

29 March 2012 23:41  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Inspector/Dodo, Suppose a tape recorder was installed in the confessional and the tape was just handed over without a word, where would that leave the priest?

30 March 2012 00:04  
Blogger Atlas Shrugged said...

Would be happy for the ‘ultimate arbiter’ to make His judgment when the time comes, and the Inspector would stand there with a clean conscience...

What! really? You would stand before your creator with a clean conscience in the expectation of some kind of reward?

By these words alone you have condemned yourself to eternal damnation. Have you ever actually read any Holy scripture at all? For if you did, then you have a highly mistaken understanding of the concept of original or otherwise sin.

I do not know you, and you do not know me. However this has not stopped you accusing me this very day of being a potential child murderer, so it will not stop me accusing you of being a SINNER. This in the safe knowledge that you simply must be, otherwise you are not a human being at all.

EVERYONE is a sinner, I sin at least 20 times a day, sometimes before breakfast.

I suggest that your do not stand before your maker in any degree of confidence, but beg for forgiveness on your knees, or better still belly.

30 March 2012 00:27  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

It is interesting that priests are bound to keep confidentiality and that some have died rather than disclose the information.
The confessional is very dark I believe so I imagine that the priest could not identify the confessor anyway.
Can he?

Corrigan said on another thread that children abused by priests were mainly boys and the offending priests were homosexuals. This may not necessarily be the case. In all male instituitions deprived of female contact men have some form of sexual activity with each other.

As far as I know being a Catholic priest is the only position in the western world which requires life long celibacy. How anyone could voluntarily put men without the guidance of women in a situation like this is asking for trouble.

Sorry chaps but men are beasts left to their own devices..God made women to be the moral compass and protect men from themselves .

I cannot remember the exact verse but in one of those Songs of Solomon it says that the purpose of men on earth is to pleasure women and obey them.

30 March 2012 00:33  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Atlas. As part of your therapy, the Inspector is going to present you some random words. He wants you to cut them up and assemble them into a coherent sentence. Here they are...

‘I’ ‘am’ ‘a’ 'potential' ‘danger’ ‘to‘ ‘myself’ ‘and’ ‘to’ ‘other’ ‘people’

Mr integrity. A tape recorder in a confessional ? A bottle of whisky maybe !

30 March 2012 00:43  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Cressida. God made women to be the moral compass and protect men from themselves

Almost. It’s men who are the moral compasses to save women from themselves. There you go, reads so much better, what !

30 March 2012 00:57  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Trust me on this - the Church is unshiftable and so it must ever be. Unconditional and God would not be impressed!

Integrity
Are you being serious - please!

cressida said ...
" ... the purpose of men on earth is to pleasure women and obey them."

In your dreams woman!

"Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made.
And he said to the woman: "Why has God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?" And the woman answered him, saying: "Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God has commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die."
And the serpent said to the woman: "No, you shall not die the death. For God knows that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil."
And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and ate, and gave to her husband, who ate."


In this account, the woman is more susceptible to seduction and temptation. Notice how she softened God's warning about death to "perhaps" and overcame whatever resistance Adam put up.

"And he said to him (Adam): "And who has told you that you were naked, but that you have eaten of the tree whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?" And Adam said: "The woman, whom you gave me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I ate."

"To the woman also he said: "I will multiply your sorrows, and your conceptions: in sorrow shall you bring forth children, and you shall be under your husband's power, and he shall have dominion over you."

The moral and message is not sexist but certainly doesn't support your central point that God made women to be the moral compass and protect men from themselves.

And what a low view of us proud men! We don't need the guidance of women to control ourselves. Beasts indeed!

Confession these days isn't all dark and scary. If one chooses, you can sit opposite the Priest and have a conversation with him. Even the confessional is well light and the screen can be seen through.

Women made to control and guide men; and men made to pleasure and serve women! PLEASE!

30 March 2012 01:32  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Such economy of words - well said, Sir!

30 March 2012 01:33  
Blogger Oswin said...

Hm, Your Grace, it seems you've got what you wished for; yon barmpot Galloway has won!

30 March 2012 02:29  
Blogger Oswin said...

It seems that Bradford West has a population that is: a, largely insane, and b, anti-British in attitude.

Respect : 18,341
Labour : 8,201
Con : 2,746
Lib/Dem : 1,505

30 March 2012 02:39  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Of course the reason all of this happened was because Satan knew what a wimpy coward Adam was.

Poor Eve never having been exposed to any attentive assertive male previously yielded to Satan for the skerrick of attention that he showed her.

In fact it is not widely known but she actually offered to cut down the entire tree for him.Even God was surprised at the passionate nature emanating from a creeeture fashioned from a just a rib.

Note how Adam sold her out immediately on questioning.Not mounting a defence for her in any way....even sounding a little dissatisfied with God for not giving him the companion that he wanted (probably a mute stick insect with a brain to match his)

Eve's descendants had a long road ahead to produce the considerate warrior male who would always defend his mate under the most adverse circumstances.

Unfortunately there are still not enough of these to go round so they are usually snapped up quickly and put under lock and key
immediately (she says mindful of the large key she wears around her neck)

30 March 2012 04:09  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida

Eve wanted to be tempted. She watered down God's command to Adam then used her femine wiles on him. He was new to all this but men have learned the overcome the trick of fluttered eye and soft spoken words promising pleasure.

It is said, by the French I believe, that love enters a man's heart through the eyes and a woman's through the ears.

Answer: blind fold men when they leave the house and use ears plugs on women when they're left on their own.

Atlas said ...
"I sin at least 20 times a day, sometimes before breakfast."

Good Lord, man! Not, I trust, with those innocnt Catholic lasses you were bragging about deflowering a little while back. Shame on you.

Seriously, you seem to worry an awful lot about sinning. Were you raised a Calvinist or Puritan?

30 March 2012 10:51  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Picture the scene:

Adam has been walking with God, naming animals and plants all day, making plans for Eden and collecting food for Eve and himself. He returns home for her company and friendship and she's waiting with an apple in hand and fresh juice dripping from her mouth. What should he do? There's only so many ribs a poor man can give up?

Eve, like many women, is insatiable and wants what she cannot have. Not happy to be Adam's helpmate and partner - equal but different - and leave him to make the big decisions, as God intended, she starts to have fanciful ideas of her own. She wants this and she wants that. She cannot accept that God means what He says and that His Law must be obeyed or consequences follow. She waters it down in her mind to suit her own purposes and thus lets the serpent in. And Adam wants to please her and falls victim to her ways.

A familiar tale of domestic and societal bliss being danced out in front of us to this day. It's this 'feminisation' of the Anglican Church that is at the heart of its problems.

There's an insight in this tale too about most effective way to seduce a man and a woman.

30 March 2012 13:12  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

It’s true Dodo. Hapless Adam indeed. An honest fellow who wanted to do his best, he didn’t stand a chance when the missus started consorting with a snake. Women, eh, never satisfied with what they have, even in paradise...

God had an inkling this might happen, so He made woman’s brain smaller. Sage move, as it helps with winning of arguments, but as we have seen over millennia, it was not made small enough...

30 March 2012 14:48  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
This cressida gal could prove to be a trial in future posts. Think it best if we keep a keen eye on her. What with her and those Kananaugh Women the place is not the same.

Speaking of trials, I wonder where that sneaky weasel is hiding. Lurking around waiting an opening no doubt.

30 March 2012 15:50  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo: I welcome our recent influx of fine, intelligent fillies; they are a breath of fresh air, broadening discussion into more interesting areas, with new insights/nuances.

Thankfully, you haven't frightened them off; rather, serving as a foil, and spring-board, for their opinion and wit.


Accidentally well done you, Dodo!


Cressida de Nova @ 04:09 : ''Poor Eve, never having been exposed to any attentive assertive male ...'' hahaha classic stuff lass!

You further offer a blueprint for the 'ideal male' - naturally, I recognise your right to change the specifications, when and where necessary, of course. :o)

Let's hope Dodo doesn't start quoting Cicero!

30 March 2012 19:00  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

....and the snake was female. Not widely known that....

30 March 2012 19:14  
Blogger Oswin said...

Inspector: now don't be silly, snakes do NOT wear shoes!

30 March 2012 19:26  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Oswin. Very good !

30 March 2012 19:39  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Osin: Accidentally well done you, Dodo!

Accidentally? They're all drawn to the unique charms of the Inspector and myself. Outrageous flirts the lot of 'em. They recognise the superior Alpha male type, don't you know!

30 March 2012 20:17  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida

A small theological point to ponder.

"And God created man to his own image; to the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth."


You have imputed motives and character failings to God's perfect creation.

Adam and Eve had no inherent failings. They were in a state of innocence. Evil and temptation came from an external source.

30 March 2012 21:21  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo: er no, I don't know. Is that something like Alphabet Spaghetti; the ones with little curlicues?


Inspector: similarly, no mention in Genesis, of potpourii, scatter-cushions or chocolate. ;o)

30 March 2012 22:38  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Oswin
Let me use a more familiar metaphor - it's akin to a house being built on rock, not sand.

30 March 2012 23:30  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Clearly the Inspector and Dodo have no understanding and an inability to detect the subtleties of genesis impeded by their limited experience with the engagment of the opposite sex,through no fault of their own,
being shackled to the chains of Catholic chastity for their entire lives .

Just a few points.
There was no apple. The apple is symbolic for sex.The serpent was a male and female. When Eve saw the serpent it took the form of a male. When Adam saw the serpent it took the form of a female.

When Adam saw the female (imagine Margaret Thatcher for the more conservative communicants)he was not seriously tempted because he was born with a lower libido than his passionate counterpart. His resistance was not virtuous.

If Adam had been left to his own devices the race would have become extinct ...the reason why an Eve has to be alluring and irresistible, part of God's clever design to keep Adam on his toes.

Eve on the other hand confronted by a Colin Firth look alike succumbed to the temptation con giusto.

One has to remember that the Garden of Eden was lush and tropical where sexual appetites are more heightened than in the colder climes.

'Perfection' is a subjective term. The nature of Adam and the nature of Eve were established in the Garden.Note God did not even think of tempting either with the same sex.Hmmm....I don't want to cast unnecessary aspersions on Adam's lack of interest in the temptation.

Thank you for your welcome dear Oswin of gentle wit and charm.I have always been drawn to the advanced type of male who understands the flexibility and mercurial brilliance of the female intellect.X

31 March 2012 02:33  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida
And it's said we Catholics are obsessed with sex!

Your interpretation is interesting and amusing but flawed. A modern day 'Peyton Place' Eden was not!

God did not tempt Adam or Eve. Eve was not driven by a complex interplay of emotions at that time, both her and Adam being perfect and blessed by God.

The serpent was jealous of man's place. He wanted to disrupt God's plan for man and was permitted to do so by God. The purpose being to to facilitate the exercise of free will. God didn't want simple puppet, fearful compliance. He wanted an active "Yes" from Adam. The serpent used subtle lies to lead Eve to believe her life with Adam in the Garden would be improved by disobedience, persuading her God didn't really mean what He had said and was simply trying to hold back the potential of man.

Sex with a snake, indeed! Not even DanJ0 would stoop so low.

Catholic's use the phrase: "Oh Happy Fault of Adam" when referring to the Fall. Why do you think this might be?

31 March 2012 09:06  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida said ...
"I have always been drawn to the advanced type of male who understands the flexibility and mercurial brilliance of the female intellect.X"

Oswin replied ...
"You ... offer a blueprint for the 'ideal male' - naturally, I recognise your right to change the specifications, when and where necessary, of course. :o)"

Have you lost your senses, man? One never concedes such power to the female of the species!

Whatever happened to "Love, honour and obey"? Not a part of Anglican marriage anymore?

Oswin's Refrain:
Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me
Long as you love me, it's all right
Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me
You got the power to turn on the light

31 March 2012 10:41  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Cressida. The Garden of Eden was, and still is, or at least still could be, Africa. The tree of knowledge appeared at a time in evolution when our earliest became self aware and covered their farmyard bits. The apple was the ingestion of knowledge that evolutionary state started. The snake was man’s new conscience, realising the possibilities he had before him. Adam and Eve voluntarily left the Garden. It was time to move on, expand and multiply. Cain slew Able, and he’s been doing so ever since, resulting in man’s unhappiness, his wretched state. Horny women didn’t help either, getting man into a fluster...

It’s all there, in that simplistic story. Had to be simplistic, you know, it was written in the stone age...

31 March 2012 13:35  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

Don't be silly Doddles. There is nothing in the Bible that says the snake only had one eye!

31 March 2012 14:32  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Horny women, indeed.

And instead of accepting responsibility for her gender, we have the outrageous suggestion Adam resisted similar temptation by the snake in female form, not because he was loyal and faithful, no, but because he may have had an intrinsically disordered inclination!

If it be a simplistic story it is one even the simple seemingly cannot grasp.

31 March 2012 14:33  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

cressida
Heaven's, woman!

There is nothing in the Bible to support your interpretation. A hermaphroditian shape-shifting serpent, the very idea.

31 March 2012 14:40  
Blogger Oswin said...

Cressida @ 10:41 : I think that was my point (and thus proven); but made too delicately, it seems...sighs... recognition is not the same as conplicity.

31 March 2012 16:22  
Blogger Oswin said...

er, that's 'complicity' - sighs again...

31 March 2012 17:57  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dod @ 23:30 : moving from 'doing the washing-up' to DIY house-building - it's all getting too subtle for me. Mind you, wearing 'Marigolds' is probably wise, whilst handling lime-mortar.

31 March 2012 18:04  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Inspector
Your understanding is closer to Judaism than Christianity.

Oswin
Washing up? Never! And rubber gloves? Do me a favour!

31 March 2012 19:52  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo: something good comes of staying in your garden shed eh? ;o)

31 March 2012 20:32  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Oswin: Sssh ... I've got an illegal still in the shed. Can you think of a better reason for spending time there? Stange as it may seem, the shed is actually in my double garage. Prying eyes!

31 March 2012 23:51  
Blogger len said...

Oswin Beware of men in macs lurking 'in their sheds'.
Who knows what they get up to?.

1 April 2012 08:25  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Gay Butterfly said...

A self-disclosure Len? Do you want me to recommend a good counellor?

2 April 2012 00:22  
Blogger len said...

I bet you have one dodo!.

No... you keep him you need him more than me ..perhaps you could lend him to the Inspector who seem to have totally 'lost the plot'.

2 April 2012 08:23  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Gay Butterfly said...

len: all men should have their own sheds. A place where we do manly things and reflect on things worldly. It's one of the reasons for societal decline - the deprivation of masculine pursuits.

Ah, the smell of cresote and the feel of spades and forks. Far better than stroking cats all day. Such horrid creatures!

2 April 2012 10:33  
Blogger Oswin said...

I'm with you re' the ''smell of creosote'' .... even better than hot oil and steam!

2 April 2012 14:40  
Blogger len said...

Dodo' the Gay butterfly thing.'

At last something we can agree on!.
A man needs his shed!.
However;
Regarding cats...I think cats are an indicator of what lies in the heart of a person....I never met a 'cat hater ' who didn`t have a callous outlook on life.

Your' gay butterfly' and rhyming(or not) couplets may have fooled Cressida but I know what lies underneath !.

2 April 2012 18:34  
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2 April 2012 19:25  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Gay Butterfly said...

No fooling you, len!
But why on earth would I want to fool anybody?

Oswin, ah, yes, but the sheer excitement of oil and stream is overwhelming.

2 April 2012 19:28  
Blogger Cressida de Nova said...

I had no idea that Dodo was a cat hater.Thank you for this information len. You are right . There is something profoundly wrong with someone who hates cats.
The beubonic plague occured and wiped out three quarters of Europe because the Church ordered the burning of cats along with the witches at that time.

The Egyptians deified cats and shaved off their eyebrows in mourning if a cat died.Dodo is a 'gros menteur' because I have seen a picture of him with no eyebrows so he must own cats.I'm not fooled by Dodo , len. He is just a cuddlepuss that wants to impersonate a tiger.

3 April 2012 02:19  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

len said ...

"Regarding cats...I think cats are an indicator of what lies in the heart of a person....I never met a 'cat hater ' who didn`t have a callous outlook on life."

Seriously, you need to get out more and broaden your circle of friends! One cat, even two, is understandable. But nine! You must spend your days taking care of one pussy or another.

Cats are evil creatures. Sneaky; wilful; solitary; and self absorbed. Their urine spraying and scratching is disgusting and intolerable.

Muhammad was a cat lover. He is reported to have loved cats so much that "he would do without his cloak rather than disturb one that was sleeping on it".

3 April 2012 18:05  
Blogger len said...

Dodo don`t let the Pope hear you saying things about cats!.


'Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger, 1927- ) Reigning head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State'
His cat Chico, a black-and-white domestic short hair, continues to live at the pope’s home in Tübingen, Germany (pets are not allowed in the Vatican). Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, who was in Rome for the pope’s inauguration, says “The street talk that the pope loves cats is incorrect. The pope adores cats.”

(I might have to reassess my opinion of the Popes!.)

Pope Leo XII (1760-1829) Head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City State.
Pope Leo owned a grayish-red cat with black stripes called Micette, who was born in the Vatican and lived with the Pope. Reportedly, the pope occasionally gave audiences with the cat hidden on his lap under his robes. Similarly, an earlier religious figure, St. Gregory the Great (540-604) possessed no worldly goods except a cat, which he held and stroked while meditating.

And famous cat haters?just for a balanced view) Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon was once found sweating with fear and lunging wildly with his sword at the tapestry-covered walls. The source of his fear was a small kitten!


So Dodo
When you see a cat just "Keep Calm and Carry On" .

6 April 2012 15:32  

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