Category Archives: United Kingdom

A Very British Holiday: BOXING DAY

Originally posted on December 26, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is … Continue reading

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BURNING THE CLOCKS (Redux)

Updated – Originally posted December 11, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series by Nona Blyth Cloud _____________________________________________ The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.  – William Blake

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Putin place or Put in place. Trump’s interest conflicts because conflicts interest him.

By ann summers Trump tried to claim the government can’t walk and chew gum, but fails three days later at getting a Temporary Restraining Order in an attempt to isolate Cohen raid booty. Darned irony for a guy who has … Continue reading

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Shortfinals is back and we have him here.

by Chuck Stanley Shortfinals is back and we have him here. It has been 1,484 days since shortfinals wrote one of his encyclopedic photo-blog posts for the Daily Kos blog. Shortfinals is the nom de plume of G. Ross Sharp. … Continue reading

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TCS: LAST NOTES – Bugles for the Fallen

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Propaganda 200: In Summation, Gist The Whitewashing Power Of Editing

by GENE HOWINGTON “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out … Continue reading

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a Gainsborough attacked, British landed gentry safe from stochastic terrorism

By ann summers ‘The Morning Walk’ by Thomas Gainsborough shows an elegant young couple strolling through a woodland landscape, an attentive dog at the lady’s heel. William Hallett and Elizabeth Stephen were both aged 21 and due to be married … Continue reading

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