Friday, October 26, 2007

Wide Open Mental Spaces Of America

The Yanks Are Coming

Update what do Sammy Davies Junior, Martin Luther King ,Frank Sinatra, Kennedy,Dean Martin have in common...for the right answer a cash prize of £1000 will not under any circumstances be given. Anyway now we know how clever we are let have a laugh at stupid Americans

Now you know some people say America is the land of the wide open mental spaces . Oh no... this land of intellectuals includes many clued up College Graduates like Channing Crowder a Miami Dolphins player. You may not be aware of this but the said Dolphins are over here for some sad Harlem globetrotter style show game game against the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium. This interview never happened but the words and facts about Mr. Crowder are all unaltered.................... through the round window......

Newmania : So Channing , looking forward to visiting country that colonised yours” ...

Channing :He admitted he did not know until now where London was - or that Londoners spoke English."I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries,"

Newmania : Come on Channing , surely you must know something about the geography of places outside the good old US of A

Channing "I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that."Crowder added: "I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him."That's the closest thing I know to London......

Newmania :Errrm Channing are you saying that you think when someone is called London you think they have to be from notice you are not called “ Atlanta “..perhaps Mr. London comes from elsewhere ?

Channing :He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name."

Newmania :What was you degree in again Channing ....? Just wondering

End Of Interview high fives All Round

The Miami Dolphins are play the New York Giants at Wembley this Sunday in the first NFL regular-season game to be played outside the United States. I am not looking for ward to the post match interview


Ed said...

I was once complemented on the standard of my English by an American. I was flattered of course. He then asked me where I was from...

At least our very own David Beckham is a bit more widely travelled that this numpty.

Newmania said...

Not having a guess ant the Quiz question Ed ? ....

Ed said...

I can't quite work it out - is it something to do with the mafia?

Anonymous said...


you speak with salt and vinegar?
No, those are condiments.

You gather kindling as you speak, perhaps?

Get an education, manic Nick

Newmania said...

anon are you picking up Ed` spelling ? You`ll never stop if you start on mine ...not sure what you are getting at really

Newmania said...


Ed said...

I think he was suggesting that I used the word complement when I meant compliment.

Never mind, back to school for me.

Is it to do with a shared mistress?

Newmania said...

The light of Las Vegas have been dimmed for the deaths of these men and no others

Not bad Ed

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, I like trivia. It's just that I've got a stinking virus from hours out on the streets referenduming here in Harlow. So I'm itching to ask what you feel about Cameron's apparent equivocation over the Referendum on the EU Treaty. And I was hoping that you were going to acknowledge the elephant in the polling station and convince me that all of this apparent equivocation is tactical and not real.

Auntie Flo'

CityUnslicker said...

I love NFL and am going on a very expensive corporate jolly. Am much looking forward ot it.

The americans are very socialist in insisting their Football players get a college education!

Daisy said...

football players in the US don't EARN a college education...they are handed one as they end their football career which they can only be on for a maximum of 5 years. I graduated from the university of illinois and witnessed this more times than i was working my ass off to get dean's list and these guys could barely speak the english language (as we have it here - i know that is an issue for some) really is a travesty of the educational system...and it is not the same for the female counterparts...who are btw...close to the same educational level as the males...
however, please do not judge all americans by the sports players...ffs that is like saying all british are just like tony blair...oh did i say that :)

Newmania said...

Daisy we don`t do politically corrcet here .You say what you mean , I think it is clear from the evidence that some of them are escapees form the island of Dr. Moreau

Newmania said...

Flo the problem you must alays bear in mind is that while the British are moving quickly away from the EU a clear majority want to stay in . If Cameron commits himself to a refendum now it would be , in effect, on staying in at all and he would lose unless he controls the timing .

He is in fact exceedingly Euro sceptic but will himself hope there is a compromise to be had . To get one worth having we have to be prepareed to leave. There muist therfore bne a clear supprt in the country for that.This will be obtained by engineering conflict with Brussels and raising the profile of the EU and its effects Its a tricky position and he cannot be tied into a referendum he might well lose .

Having said that the Eurosceptic majority in the party will have to force his hand following victory as far as is advisable . Its not perfect but I can see why he would be cautious ...and why should he give a way a hostage . They do not ghave to discuss the EU which is weak inthe country , they can keep it to honesty which is strong.

Don`t panic , this was inevitable

Newmania said...

Yes and they have a draft system whuich I recallsuggesting we should have for schools CU..

Gof knows why you like that silly game though

Newmania said...

PS Flo....Alec Salmon is cautious about a referendum on independence! Commiting yourself to such a thing is a hell of a chance to take for nothing . Both will ask the right question at the right time for the best deal ...ideally.

Meanwhile the strong note is the promise and the lie. Labour wouild love us to get bogged down in what next and it is a mistake

Daisy said...

thank god there is one place on this earth you don't have to be politically correct...newmania you are speakin my language!!!

Newmania said...

one place on this earth

Actually the UK right of centre blogasphere has literally thousands of pl;aces where you will find a similiar impatience with all that old rubbish

Anonymous said...

Newmania said...

while the British are moving quickly away from the EU a clear majority want to stay in .

That's what most Conservatives claim.

Yet most Labour people I know use those same polls to claim the diametrical opposite view - that the majority would pull out in a trice if given the chance.

There's something very odd about this.

My guess is that each party is just pandering to the interests of its most powerful groups of supporters and donors - the unions and the True Blues.

Well they sure as hell should start listening and pandering to the rest of us, because every day here in Harlow, n, I am amazed at the sophisticated understandimg that the majority of people I speak to have of the EU.

A couple of days ago I did a bit of referenduming round a local supermarket. It was late at night, so no one pulled me up for it - that time:)

From elderly security men to the 30-40 odd year olds who were shelf filling and the teenagers on the check outs they were overwhelmingly against this Treaty. One woman who was shelf filling took a bunch of forms and joined us referendites (volunteers) there and then.

What the majority of people here are saying is that they hope that we won't have to leave the EU, but they recognise that this might be unavoidable. In fact it might become an urgent necessity - as the only means of regaining rational control of our borders.

Harlow people want what we voted for in '75 - a trading alliance - not a stalinesque superstate, not a betrayal of our country and of the freedom and democracy our parents and grandparents fought so long and hard for.

A local Labour mandarin for whom I've much respect recently told me that he's opposed to a Referendum because the majority would confuse the issues and think they were simply voting to come out of the EU. He says that Labour's view is that the majority want to come out. That's what terrifies Labour and my guess is that it may be that this is what terrifies the Conservatives too.

That's certainly the vibe I'm getting - and you betchya I'm far from the only one getting it.

Auntie Flo'

Daisy said...

well i will be in belfast i will make sure and look for the spots...or is it just in England proper?

Newmania said...

I think actually leaving would make Conmservatives nervous Flo but i do not agree that referendum would have us out . I suspect we will end up semi detatched which I would be ok with

Newmania said...

Spots ?

Anonymous said...

Newmania said...
I think actually leaving would make Conmservatives nervous Flo but i do not agree that referendum would have us out . I suspect we will end up semi detatched which I would be ok with

I agree with you - but do our leaders?

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

"THREE out of four Brits want a referendum on the re-vamped EU Constitution, a poll revealed yesterday.

They believe Gordon Brown would be WRONG to sign the EU Treaty in Brussels next week without giving them a say.

The Populus survey for the BBC shows public opinion hardening despite the PM’s pledge he has their interests at heart.

And more damagingly, voter confidence in his ability to fight for Britain in Europe has plummeted.

Only 49 per cent now think that Mr Brown is the best man to represent them.

Mr Brown refuses to honour Labour’s pledge to hold a referendum on the Treaty.

A staggering 100,000 Sun readers have backed our campaign for one.

Tory leader David Cameron said last night: “Gordon Brown promised a referendum and people want him to honour it.” "

From the Sun newspaper.

Auntie Flo'

Ed said...

Auntie Flo if that is the case then why doesn't either of the main parties go wild and call for a referendum on our membership?

Perhaps this is why Cameron is prevaricating on a post-ratification referendum because he could go the whole hog?

Newmania said...

We allm agrtee on the referendum Flo but do we want to come out of the EU...I would if pushed but for many that is quite a different matter.

I just think Cameron doesn`t want to be constrained now about how he handles it

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