Author Topic: Little Eye On The Provinces  (Read 247496 times)

TimC

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2675 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:02:54 am »
Even without the handbrake gaffe, is a tank appropriate at a Remembrance Day service? Seems to me that remembering the dead is becoming more like those May Day parades of armoury beloved of Soviet, Chinese and North Korean leaders.

A civilian-operated AFV is certainly inappropriate. However, the military has always been very prominent at Remembrance Day/Sunday parades, which is entirely appropriate.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2676 on: 17 November, 2021, 11:41:00 am »
ISTR Lincoln Council wouldn’t let TV's Guy Martin take his replica WW1 tank to their Remembrance Day parade.  The rotters.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2677 on: 17 November, 2021, 04:27:52 pm »
Even without the handbrake gaffe, is a tank appropriate at a Remembrance Day service? Seems to me that remembering the dead is becoming more like those May Day parades of armoury beloved of Soviet, Chinese and North Korean leaders.

A civilian-operated AFV is certainly inappropriate. However, the military has always been very prominent at Remembrance Day/Sunday parades, which is entirely appropriate.
Of course, because it's ultimately about them and their comrades. But it is about them not their hardware.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2678 on: 17 November, 2021, 04:43:08 pm »
https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/dads-army-gaffe-cheshire-idea-22184994


https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/1460884259909083139?s=20


Hire a tank & crash it into the war memorial....  :facepalm:

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one villager saying: "I think it was in poor taste.

"Apparently they didn't get permission in the first place.

"They should have known better but I think it was done to make themselves look good."

Sums it up. The British legion are very short of funds - so this guy decides to spend £950 on hiring a tank so he can hoon it round the village?

Tosser. Donate the money to british legion or SSAFA next time.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2679 on: 22 November, 2021, 05:37:56 pm »
Not quite sure where to put this. It’s provincial, but...

This Italian anti-vaxxerr is one of the half-baked loons who dragged Joe McCarron, very ill with COVID, from Letterkenny Hospital back in September. Dosed him up with cow wormer reportedly, and of course he died soon after, having needed readmission. McCarron was himself a COVID denier.

https://donegalnews.com/2021/11/i-am-the-king-declares-defendant/

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A Galway man has told Letterkenny District Court that he is the king and Judge Raymond Finnegan is “a public servant”.
Antonio Meruddu (44) Of The Headford Arms, Headford, Galway, appeared in court on Monday after being pulled over by Garda Michael Kilcoyne and charged with no insurance, having a false regulation mark and failing to provide information.
The red Alfa Romeo he was driving had the number plate ‘The I Job’ instead of the proper registration number.

Meruddu reiterated that he was not giving the court consent to try him.
“I am the king, you are the public servant,” he said before leaving the courtroom.



Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2680 on: 22 November, 2021, 06:09:12 pm »
Not quite sure where to put this. It’s provincial, but...

This Italian anti-vaxxerr is one of the half-baked loons who dragged Joe McCarron, very ill with COVID, from Letterkenny Hospital back in September. Dosed him up with cow wormer reportedly, and of course he died soon after, having needed readmission. McCarron was himself a COVID denier.

https://donegalnews.com/2021/11/i-am-the-king-declares-defendant/

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A Galway man has told Letterkenny District Court that he is the king and Judge Raymond Finnegan is “a public servant”.
Antonio Meruddu (44) Of The Headford Arms, Headford, Galway, appeared in court on Monday after being pulled over by Garda Michael Kilcoyne and charged with no insurance, having a false regulation mark and failing to provide information.
The red Alfa Romeo he was driving had the number plate ‘The I Job’ instead of the proper registration number.

Meruddu reiterated that he was not giving the court consent to try him.
“I am the king, you are the public servant,” he said before leaving the courtroom.

WTAF?

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2681 on: 22 November, 2021, 06:13:04 pm »
If the Headford Arms is a Pubbe then I put it to the court that Mr Meruddu is in fact his own best customer.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2682 on: 22 November, 2021, 06:17:03 pm »
This is the bonus of corona – it's getting all the loonies to out themselves.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2683 on: 03 December, 2021, 10:47:10 am »
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2684 on: 03 December, 2021, 11:11:15 am »
Sorry, not really a joke: I'm just wondering how big a dose of lead he'll absorb a posteriori.

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2685 on: 03 December, 2021, 11:35:47 am »
Maybe it was wearing a condom?
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Jaded

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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2686 on: 03 December, 2021, 12:45:25 pm »
Sounds like a rim shot.
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Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Reply #2687 on: 04 December, 2021, 09:34:03 am »
Not sure whether this belongs in the first-world problems thread, but...my heart bleeds for them. ::-)

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