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Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable

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Weekly Photo Challenge - Companionable

One Sunday afternoon in Aix-en- Bains.

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Is Obama welcome here?

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Well not really, he is a politician and we have enough of them – can we not export them?

 

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great thieves to public office.
~Æsop, Greek slave & fable author

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed
by those who are dumber.
~Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where
there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev, Russian Soviet politician

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m
beginning to believe it.
~Quoted in ‘Clarence Darrow for the Defense’ by Irving Stone.

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go
out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds
from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer, “the Mark Twain of American Socialism.”

I offered my opponents a deal: “if they stop telling lies about me, I will
stop telling the truth about them”.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952..

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be
left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle, French general & politician

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924
Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)

I am reminded of a joke:

What happens if a politician drowns in a river? That is pollution.
What happens if all of them drown? That is solution!

Truth is funnier than fiction…

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 Unfortunately no photo for this one.  But you can picture it in your mind’s eye.

A Parisian mother has taken helicopter parenting to a preposterous extreme. The 52-year-old woman was so desperate for her daughter to score high marks on the Bacchalauréat, France’s equivalent of the SAT, that she disguised herself as a high school student and attempted to take the English portion of the exam for her.

The woman, who is referred to as Caroline D in news reports, caked her face with makeup and donned Converse tennis shoes and low-waist jeans to trick exam supervisors into thinking she was her 19-year-old daughter, Laetitia, according to the British Telegraph.

With Laetitia’s student ID in hand, Caroline got through the door, received the exam booklet and sat down at a desk. She assumed that she’d get away with her cheating scam since the test was held off-campus and some adults students take the exam, but a savvy supervisor recalled a much younger looking woman taking a philosophy exam under the same name a few days earlier.

Exam officials decided to let the mother finish the exam to avoid disrupting students and four police officers reportedly intercepted the cheating mom as she walked out the door.

The mom admitted her flub, according to Le Parisien, and she faces a maximum nearly $12,000 (9,000 Euros) fine and three years in jail for fraud. Her daughter could be banned from taking all official exams for five years.

 

He went on a walkabout…

 

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A red panda managed to elude zoo officials for hours after he mysteriously escaped from a zoo in Washington.

The male, named Rusty, was found in a tree in an area known for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife after he went missing from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on Monday morning.

About a Queen (in drag?)

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The bones of Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, lie mingled with those of her sister, Bloody Mary, in a single tomb at Westminster Abbey. But are they really royal remains — or evidence of the greatest conspiracy in English history?

If that is not the skeleton of Elizabeth Tudor, the past four centuries of British history have been founded on a lie.

Bram Stoker  most famous as the author of Dracula had heard persistent stories that a coffin had been discovered by a clergyman at Bisley during the early 1800s, with the skeleton of a girl dressed in Tudor finery, even with gems sewn onto the cloth.

It seemed to chime with local legends persisting for centuries that an English monarch had been, in reality, a child from the village.

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Above all, Stoker believed, it was the most plausible explanation why Elizabeth, who succeeded to the throne in 1558, aged 25, never married.

American author Steve Berry believes Elizabeth could have been telling the literal truth — that she had the heart of a man, because her body was male. He has spent 18 months researching the conspiracy for his novel The King’s Deception, a Dan Brown-style thriller set in 21st-century London.

 I don’t read Dan the man but does that mean I have to skip Steve too?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337774/Is-proof-Virgin-Queen-imposter-drag-Shocking-new-theory-Elizabeth-I-unearthed-historic-manuscripts.html#ixzz2VvD49tcL

 

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Dailypost Weekly Photo Challenge – and the sign says..

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Indeed we do and if you don’t believe it put your finger through!

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