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out,out damn candle

There was an overlooked anniversary passed us by about two weeks ago.

Dateline 1863, England

A deputation from the Anti Slavery Society waited upon Mr. Adams, the American minister, handing him a copy of a resolution in which, while they depreciated the war in America, they held the Confederates responsible in their resolution to found a new state upon the system of slavery, and they hailed the president’s proclamation as the death blow of that principle.

(As if that unfortunate war of northern aggression was any of their damned business but then that’s liberals for ya.  Can’t solve problems in their own country but happy to advise in others.)

Anyway, the article continues.

Mr. Adams, in reply, declared the Confederates worse than supposed, for they wanted to overthrow the union, and it was only when foiled that they had recourse to succession.

Mr. Adams was a damn liar and the tooth fairy no doubt passed him by which didn’t help his disposition any.

Here’s another interesting but unrelated tidbit. This time from Australia.

A BAN ON BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLES?

Looks that way.

Kids are being instructed NOT to blow out candles on birthday cakes together – because they could pass on germs. 
Well, yeah. I guess they could.  Maybe there’s a lot more them floating about these days as opposed to my days long ago.
Anyway, parents are being told to either provide a separate cupcake, with a candle on it, for the birthday child, or else enough cupcakes should be provided for other children.
Parents are angered at what they regard as an enlarging nanny state, and so far have told the folks advising this latest safe at all costs to get stuffed. 



Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   on 02/20/2013 at 11:51 AM   
 
  1. They elected a woman as Prime Minister, what else did they expect. Thatcher was a fluke.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   02/20/2013  at  07:19 PM  
  2. It’s get ten fold worse here after Hillary is seated in 2014.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   02/20/2013  at  07:20 PM  
  3. "2016”, Damn Spell check brain dead late in the day commenters.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   02/20/2013  at  07:21 PM  
  4. Thatcher? A fluke?  I missed something especially since the story re birthday candles originate in Australia.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   02/21/2013  at  11:56 AM  
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