Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:06 am
Here's one for you, Miss Kitty. SR. That stands for Scotland Rising. My new cause is breaking up the former British Empire on their home islands. I am not alone in this. I will send you some stirring music. Let me know if you think Scotland has a chance.
This vision came to me late one evening, yesterday evening, by way of a Canadian Scottish cousin of mine. Real local control might be the key to busting the greedy corporations and unethical crony capitalism itself. No, I have not toasted the cause with expensive single malt Scotch. I am far to stingy to toast any cause when it is $22.00 a fifth.
After, gaining Scottish independence, I am going to take up the cause of the SVR. That stands for Second Vermont Republic, the Vermont Secessionist movement that has now attracted the sympathy of 22% the Vermont population. More local control. No, I won't celebrate this one by drinking a toast of maple syrup since such a sugar rush would cause a headache and it is more expensive than single malt Scotch whiskey. In fact, cancer causing maple syrup is so expensive now, it will only give cancer to bankers and their ilk. Bottom's up you bankers.
Good Humor in this article. Thanks, it is a great CATURDAY article for Sunday.
Oh woe is me. Betsy with all good intentions, just think what a kettle is brewing should Scotland, a land I love; begin to dare declare independence. Though I would toast that with a single malt, then again I will use any excuse to down a bit of single malt.
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:54 pm
Miss Kitty, I just sent to your comment board, a video. Scotland will have a vote for on a referendum for independence in Autumn 2014. The Scots do not like their sons being directed by NATO and having to go to war to "defend" the US. The Scots are also quite practical. Since the North Sea oil is all off of Scotland, they want to keep it out of the greedy hands of London.
The Scots of which I am proud to claim heritage (Renfrewshire) have also taken full advantage of both wind and solar power. Scots have a long and proud history of wanting freedom and independence from "London" and all that it implies. I just don't think that will happen to comfortably. England loves war, nearly as much as the US.
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:56 pm
Ah, Miss Kitty, you are so right England loves war and thinks ... I don't know if England thinks or not, especially when high finances and such things as oil are in play.
I too am proud to claim Scots heritage. The Jacobite clans, Ogilvie and Munro, and a fin and Alba Go Bragh! I lived for some years in Dundee and Airlie in Angusshire. Independence was whispered then and it is shouted now. Who knows?
There are only two things I do not love about Scotland. Those are the price of single malt and the fact that Adam Smith, a Scot, gave us the version of capitalism under which we now suffer.
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:59 pm
Kit...you'll like this story!
I worked many years for Pac Bell and sometimes, their ACRONYM people just weren't thinking! For example...we used ''common language'' to designate central office machines....those things that give you dial tone.
Common language consisted of the FIRST TWO letters of the city/town and the FIRST AND LAST TWO letters of a second name in the city/town..
You should have seen what they did with FURNACE CREEK!
We also had a computerized record system called BRIS.
BRIS? Did they whack the top off that? I'm imaging what could be done with Furnace Creek, though it is not for sharing here. Catch you later in a private email.
@ Betsy Bee, I don't blame Smith, most have never bothered to read, "Wealth of Nations" they assume they know what is in the book. Obviously, if this mess is supposed to reflect Smith's philosophy they never read the book or his warnings about corporate corruption.
You mentioned getting single malt for $35.00, I can not remember when it was that cheap. I buy Glenlivet and pay between $58 and 74 dollars, depending on whether I go for the 12 or 22 year.
Monday April 29, 2013, 11:16 am
I just want to say that Glenmorangie is better than Glenlivet but then Tain is the ancestral seat of my family, though for a slightly less biased view my friend states that Laphroaig is a very nice single malt too. Though Glenfiddich is good if you want to piss off Donald Trump, though if you throw some on he will explode into flames but then no one would waste a descent whisky on him when there is a golf club that is far more satisfying to use.
Still when I did computer science the two acronyms that were used were Complete Old Bollocks for Cobol and Lots of incredibly stupid parenthesis for Lisp
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:09 pm
TYVM! (Thank you very much) This was a fascinating vet helpful look at just a few of the many acrnyms that surround us. I do like soup, but there's only so much alphabet soup I can take...