Here’s a priceless piece of governmental stupidity:
It is, as they say nowadays, to LOL.
The question thus begged, especially with the ban on extra-domicile sex, is of course: how the FUCK are you going to enforce all that?
All this nonsense is just clear evidence of government bureaucrats having too much time on their hands, to be able to come up with all these nitpicking stupid rules.
And for those who think we Murkins are much better than that, I invite you to peruse the federal tax code sometime.
Except that the godless fucking I.R.S. is quite capable of, and quite prepared to enforce every last little clause and sub-clause, the fuckers.
The rioters on both sides of the Atlantic are burning the wrong buildings.
OMG the Brits are SO lawless, flocking en masse to beaches at the first warm day in ages and overcrowding the place:
Well, I guess it depends on your camera placement, doesn’t it? Here’s the same beach:
Not really that crowded, is it?
Anyway, I don’t care. I don’t do beaches because it’s hot and you get sand in your thingy. Give me a decent bit of lawn any day:
Actually, I hate being in the sun, period, and as for sunbathing… don’t get me started.
I try to learn from the mistakes of others. Besides, you never know what you’ll see in the sun (note the attribution, bottom left):
Ugh, no. I prefer to avoid sunburn (and unfortunate sightings) in the traditional manner:
Indoors, pint, fish & chips, friends (note: that’s The Englishman’s hand, no doubt poised to steal a chip from me).
That is heaven, not sweltering in the sun on some manky beach with sand in bad places.
One of my favorite-ever literary passages is in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, when Yossarian walks into a bedroom to discover that his lunatic navigator Aarfy has just murdered a prostitute by throwing her out the window. While he’s remonstrating with Aarfy, the military police burst into the room — and arrest Yossarian for being AWOL.
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia’s lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
I know that this was in Russia, where strange shit happens every day; but I would suggest that the bureaucratic mindset behind this kind of thing is universal.
Winston Churchill Boris Johnson has decided to take stern measures in Britishland’s struggle against the Nazis the Chinkvirus by issuing… SLOGANS!
…which when translated, comes out to mean this:
I think we Murkins should use the same awful weapon, only directed at our wonderful government:
Or else, if the Gummint doesn’t get the message, a public service message to Red America:
Just kidding, of course. I would never use so terrible a weapon as a slogan billboard against our beloved Gummint.
That’s Latin for “things to be desired”.
A couple years ago the locals on Spain’s Balearic Islands (Majorca, Ibiza etc.) staged massive demonstrations against the crowds of (mostly British) tourists who invaded the islands each year and partied ’til they puked, literally.
Well, thanks to the Chinkvirus, the islands have gone from this:
I guess all those erstwhile Balearic protesters are now seeing the wisdom of that old question: “Suppose you got exactly what you wanted…”
When even the normally-docile Germans start rioting against the lockdown nonsense, you know things are getting out of hand:
Today saw a demonstration involving hundreds of people, and chants of “Wir sind das Volk!” [“We are the people!”] and “Freiheit!” [“Freedom!”] could be heard.
Law enforcement attended the scene to disband crowds, with officers reportedly having to detain people and deploy pepper spray.
Pictures showed lines of police with riot shields clashing with angry-looking protesters as well as people being dragged away in handcuffs.
If the Kraut cops need some reinforcements, we could always send them the dreaded Meal Team Six from Ector County:
Those old boys could use the exercise.