doctorow at March 14th, 2014 10:51 — #1
strangefriendbb at March 14th, 2014 11:18 — #2
The British Suffragettes really did go thru a lot of shit to get the votes for women. Go download the BBC series Shoulder to Shoulder (1974) to get the full story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder_to_Shoulder Especially memorial was the scene of Mrs. Pankhurst being force fed with a rubber tube down her nose.
eksrae at March 14th, 2014 12:25 — #3
He then put his knowlege of heating ducts to good use, surreptitiously repairing residential and commercial environtmental control systems without filing the proper paperwork.
allium at March 14th, 2014 12:28 — #4
Don't you mean Tony Tenn?
newliminted at March 14th, 2014 12:34 — #5
I hear Rob Cockerham intends to sue.
borisbartlog at March 14th, 2014 12:41 — #6
It's generally believed that she did not 'throw herself under the King's horse', but was trying to pin a flag on it and suffered an accident. Her wikipedia entry covers the evidence.
pixleshifter at March 14th, 2014 13:08 — #7
Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Is one of the bravest of men.
The worst in life he can fear
Is ending it as a Peer.
wearysky at March 14th, 2014 13:13 — #8
I had no idea the term "suffragette" was considered pejorative (or diminutive). I'm pretty sure that's the word that was used to describe these women in our Canadian history class. But that was 20 years ago, so who knows if what this scrambled egg mess up in my skull is telling me happened actually happened?
micah at March 14th, 2014 13:23 — #9
The man held up well in an interview with Ali G, too:
jorpho at March 14th, 2014 13:39 — #10
For a second there I thought he was mounting fake plaques, as it seems like the sort of outlandish satire one would find at Wondermark or Married to the Sea. But indeed, it seems one cannot make these things up.
shane_simmons at March 14th, 2014 17:00 — #11
It's one of those words that started as a pejorative, apparently coined in the Daily Mail, but was reclaimed by the movement. So, you were taught the correct term, but weren't taught the negative origins (nor was I.)
sockdoll at March 14th, 2014 17:24 — #12
I screwed them up myself
It's rare to see a politician admit that.
immutable_mike at March 14th, 2014 18:16 — #13
Has anyone ever seen Tony Benn and Banksy in the same room?
luketemplewalsh at March 15th, 2014 19:16 — #14
Great and wonderful man, and credit to the reporter for documenting this brilliant thing.
kaleberg7 at March 16th, 2014 17:41 — #15
Tony Benn had an engineering background, so his being a bit of a hacker is no surprise. One of his greatest hacks was the SST, which he backed completely and at great political expense. He really wanted to see that plane built, even if there was no real world justification for it. It hasn't been flying for some time now, and it left no successor, but it was an amazing piece of technology.
doctorow at March 19th, 2014 10:51 — #16
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