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A conservative talk show host on Monday was hit with severe pushback after a social media post that appeared to hail the Statue of Liberty, gifted to the U.S. by France, as a supreme example of American architecture.



Jesse Kelly, who in 2021 openly speculated that Republicans may soon get tired of "following the rules" and "pick a fascist" to lead the party, posted on Christmas eve that American art and architecture is superior to that of Europe.


“People love to sound sophisticated and brag about European art and architecture,” he said Sunday. “I’ve seen America’s and I’ve seen what they’ve got. Theirs can’t touch ours.” Along with that caption, Kelly also included a photo of the Statute of Liberty.


Kelly’s post was hit with a “community note” from the social media platform, which states that “readers added context to this image.”


“The copper statue, a gift from the people of France, was designed by French sculptor Bartholdi, its metal framework was built by Eiffel,” the note states. “The statue was dedicated in October 1886. The idea came from abolitionist de Laboulaye, to commemorate the centennial of U.S. independence.”

Kelly hit back at the community note, responding with, “I thought [Elon Musk] taking over would let freedom ring on this site.”


“Guess I was wrong,” the radio host added. “Sorry, but these colors don’t run.” He included an American flag as well.

The commenters also pointed out the apparent error.


“Made in France bruh,” one individual added in the comments.

“That was a gift from France,” a verified account with the name Ana Braga added. “This is why staying in school is important!”


Another verified commenter, David Duhme, wrote, “While I agree that American culture is obviously superior, this was literally made by France.”


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So. Am I to assume from this that many Americans know FUCK ALL about their own history ?

One thing I would add is that American Culture is all stolen from other countries, even their language. Nothing is original even their Thanks Giving Dinner is from native Americans originally. They are a country made up of IMMIGRTANTS and yet in present time they are screaming against immigration forgetting that they - ALL OF THEM - are originally from some other country - mostly Ireland, Europe and Russia. America has a rich tapestry of cultures but never forget they ALL come from somewhere else and have been adapted to suit local conditions. The Hamburger - Hotdogs - Pizza - all staples of the American diet - hardly American in origins - Basketball - or as we now it as Netball - try telling them it's a school girls game. The arrogance to assume that everything American is either :- Original when it is not - The best - when clearly it is not and that they are the only country with a rich cultural history, which they do have but only for a couple of hundred years compared to Europe which has a MUCH longer and MUCH richer history than the USA is ever likely to have and will never catch up with Europe. Here in Christchurch Dorset we have Christchurch Priory which is 1,000 years old, and that's just one church - hundreds of years older than any American history. America really is still in the play pen when it comes to maturity - hence - it is always throwing its toys out of the play pen and trying to dominate like some petulant spoiled brat of a child with a bad attitude.


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One morning a husband returned after several hours of fishing and decided to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, his wife decided to take the boat out and go for a ride. She motored out a short distance, anchored, and began to read her book.

A short time later, along comes a game warden in his boat.

He pulled up alongside the woman and said, “Good morning Ma’am. What are you doing?”


“Reading a book,” she replied, (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?”)


“You’re in a restricted fishing area,” he informed her.


“I’m sorry officer, but I’m not fishing, I’m reading.”


“Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I’ll have to take you in and write you up.”


“If you do that, I’ll have to charge you with sexual assault,” said the woman.


“But I haven’t even touched you,” said the game warden.


“That’s true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.”


“Have a nice day ma’am,” he said and he left.


MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It’s likely she can also think.


I can just hear the intake of breath from women reading that....


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Charles Joughin was the chief baker on the Titanic and one of its most unlikely survivors. He was interrogated by the British Titanic inquiry, which was tasked with finding out how the Titanic had sunk. Below is his interrogation by Mr. Cotter:

"What did you do with the children when you put them into the boat?

- Handed them into the boat or dropped them in.

Threw them in?

- Threw them in.

And what did you do with the mother?

- We wanted to throw her in, and I think she preferred to try and step in.

What happened?

- She missed her footing.

You said that you never went into your boat. Why did not you go, seeing that you were in charge?

- I would have set a bad example if I had jumped into the boat. None of the men felt inclined to get into the boat.


When you found your boat had gone you said you went down below. What did you do when you went down below?

- I went to my room for a drink.

Drink of what?

- Spirits.

The Commissioner: Does it very much matter what it was?


Mr. Cotter: Yes, my Lord, this is very important, because I am going to prove, or rather my suggestion is, that he then saved his life. I think his getting a drink had a lot to do with saving his life.


In between helping women and children get inside the lifeboats, Joughin kept returning to his cabin for shots of heavy liquor. When the final lifeboats departed, Joughin remained calm and rode the Titanic down like an elevator.


A drunk person is more likely to freeze to death than a sober person because of vasodilation (dilation of blood vessels). A drunk person is more prone to hypothermia because all the blood rushes away from the vital organs to the surface of the skin.


However, in the case of Joughin, the North Atlantic Sea was approximately -2°C (26.4°F) that night, which was cold enough to constrict his blood vessels, and as a result, counterbalance the alcohol in his system.

Joughin said he was relatively calm in the water and felt no pain.


Joughin spent two hours in the water before he was able to climb aboard an overturned lifeboat. He was later saved by a passing lifeboat.


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“This morning I picked up a couple things at my local grocery store and when I was checking out, I was approached by a middle-aged gentleman wearing older clothes and a stained baseball cap. He asked me if I could spare a few bucks, so of course, I gave him some money.

When he thanked me and walked off, I felt a tap on my left shoulder, I looked over and this lady said, "You know he will more than likely use that money for drugs or alcohol."

I said, "You may be right, but if he is lying that says something about his character, but hearing someone in need and choosing not to help when I am able to do so, says something about mine.”


-JB Responds to this :- My answer is always when someone says the homeless spend their money on drugs and alcohol is that - what do you think I was going to spend it on but drugs and alcohol.


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Thursday night, I was sitting in my garage smoking a cigarette. Horrible habit, I know.

4 young men rushed me, decided they wanted my car, beat me up, and wanted my keys. I told them the keys were in the house. They decided to go in.


What they weren’t expecting were my 2 80lb Pit Bulls. They are sweethearts and the kindest dogs you’ll ever know, but protect their home and owner with finesse.

My beautiful babies charged these assholes and stood over me as I laid on the floor of my garage, forever protecting me. They are rescues. Unwanted dogs.


They saved my life. Please consider adopting a rescue. They might save your life too.


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DOG THAT DEFENDED HIS HOUSE FROM A THIEF WILL NOT BE SACRIFICED.


Max is a Pitbull dog from Copoya, Chiapas, who tore off part of a thief's arm when he tried to break into his house. The thief's family requested that Max to be euthanized because he literally tore off the thief's arm. But today, the Director of Municipal Protection Against Health Risks reported that there are no legal grounds to punish the dog. Max defended his home from a criminal, just as anyone would have done. Indeed, he is a hero!


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