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  1. jean-françois gauthier says:

    are they as humble as donald trump?

    (it’s probably time to create something like godwin’s rule of nazi apologies for donald trump. (umm, just now noticing that the wikipedia article about godwin’s law actually refers to donald trump.))

  2. Antony says:

    I think it was Ronald Reagan who first described a moment of political triumph as “humbling” at his second inauguration in 1985. Since then every politician, it seems, has wanted to describe taking office as “humbling”.

    When Reagan used the term, it seemed original, if bizarre. Now it just seems deluded.

  3. dr John de Wipper says:

    Might well be called a Golden Oldie!

  4. Wrinkly Dick says:

    A humble couple with much to be humble about!

  5. Bruce says:

    In one of the first five books of the bible, written by Moses himself (we are told), it clearly says that MOSES was the humblest man on earth, above all else. Clearly, that would presumably remain true for all time. So it’s a three-way tie.
    As a tie-breaker, let me point out that of these three, it is only Mohammed who might possibly have ever actually existed, although I think the evidence does not support that either.

  6. Nassar Ben Houdja says:

    The “best of people” muslims
    Are a bunch of arrogant bums
    If you won’t submit to shari’a
    They will self righteously kill ya
    Then up each others bums, go their thumbs.

  7. dr John de Wipper says:

    Bulls eye!

  8. David Amies says:

    Please don’t forget Uriah Heap in the humility stakes.

    Very ‘umble and not nearly so much of a troublemaker as the others.

    David Amies

  9. pink squirrel says:

    ‘king of humility’
    in the same league as ‘god of atheism’

  10. pink squirrel says:

    as humble as donald trump
    maybe – at least until America makes the mistake of electing him -I doubt anyone would call him humble if that happens

  11. Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
    When you’re perfect in every way
    I can’t wait to look in a mirror
    ‘Cause I get better lookin’ each day
    To know me is to love me
    I must be one hell of a man
    Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
    But I’m doing the best that I can.
    -Mac Davis

    Author, thanks for reminding me.

  12. Michael says:

    Jesus and Mo are quite proud of their humility.

  13. loner-too says:

    Pink Squirrel, I am the god of atheism, atheists and cats. They go together well. Cats being the ultimate believers in themselves as supreme beings.

    I also have no need to be humble. When one is so magnificent as me humility is a pretentious affectation.

  14. pink squirrel says:

    any god that is patron of cats will find itself despot of an ever multiplying group of schisms
    not a unified religion

  15. hotrats says:

    ‘People who write as if they have no time for such useless stuff as grammar and punctuation are inviting you to treat them as if you have no time for such useless stuff as listening to a bore mangle our beautiful language while declaring themselves important.’ – Clive James

  16. loner-too says:

    This is good to know. I now don’t need to worry about the August bills. Or buying any more milk.
    I am so relieved.

    She has a gorgeous voice. I wonder if I still have time to get to know her?

  17. loner-too says:

    Pink Squirrel, schisms is fun. Ever tried herding two cats? Cat gods are the most tolerant of deities and have (and need) a fully functional sense of humour.

  18. pink squirrel says:

    Cat gods are the most tolerant of deities and have (and need) a fully functional sense of humour.

    The same would be true of IHVH and Al La, if they existed
    both would need an excessively strong sense of tolerance and humour to put up with their followers

  19. pink squirrel says:

    spoken Languages evolve and change , they are not set in stone
    and a chat/comment room is written down spoken thought, not an English text essay

  20. dr John de Wipper says:

    They both are thought to be loaded with humor, but of a very wicked kind.
    I assume they are in a contest of sorts, about who can have its followers do the most bizarre, crazy things.
    — come to think of it, then maybe the pundits in Bruxelles might be of the same breed. Thet DO have contests who can have the most silly rules become EU regulation. Points in case: definition of a banana, (and cucumber), maximum power of a vacuum cleaner (just takes more time to get the job done)

  21. Smee says:

    So the two candidates for the office of President of the United States are!!!!!!!

    Nurse Ratched and one of her former patients!

    I’m going for a lie down

  22. pink squirrel says:

    who can have its followers do the most bizarre, crazy things.
    wasting millions building a boat on dry land suggests the xians are ahead in the contest at the moment

  23. pink squirrel says:

    maximum power of a vacuum cleaner
    is reasonable because of what it does
    and also because of the way some men use them for sexual gratification

  24. dr John de Wipper says:

    Re: the definition of a banana:
    Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94 from 1994 specifies WHICH fruits of the banana plant can be sold under the name “banana”.
    It also needs to be said, that in a bewildering flash of realism, alredy in 2009 (after only 15 years, regulation 1221/2008) it was withdrawn again. (as unconfirmed rumor has it, AFTER the burocrat that succeeded in passing the regulation was crowned the winner of aforementioned competition)

  25. pink squirrel says:

    Re: the definition of a banana
    Cameron did need a definition

  26. loner-too says:

    Official E.U. definition of “banana”: a vegetable with the same wit as a U.S. politician, but which is far less bent.

  27. loner-too says:

    re. my previous, no, our UKish politicians are no better. Indeed, ours have been corkscrew shaped for far longer, are far better at being bent and taught those young colonials everything they’ll ever know.
    Something to be proud of?

  28. pink squirrel says:

    not sure about UK [or US] politicians having ANY sort of shape, they tend to be more like water – shaping themselves to fit whatever container they find themselves in

  29. dr John de Wipper says:

    Dutch politicians then are some sort of contrast.
    They turn over their intentions as fast as a windmill tuns at 8 Beaufort, and compared to them, yellyfish have a most rigid backbone.

  30. loner-too says:

    “Yellyfish”, Dr. de Whipper? I suppose those are the female ones on Saturday nights when hubby-fish comes home?

    On the subject of Dutch politicians, no offence intended to your great land, culture or people but I would most truly doubt that your grubby little buggers are any less venal, nasty, rapacious and grotty than are any of ours. Or, for that matter, any more so.
    They have all been much alike in their oozing obnoxiousness all over the world for several millennia and I doubt they will ever change.
    I have great faith in the fixed rottenness of their nature.

  31. loner-too says:

    Pink Squirrel, that reminds me of a definition of the Anthropic Principle: the puddle admiring how well-designed the depression in the ground is and how well it fits the puddle’s shape.

  32. loner-too says:

    From Pink Squirrel: “and also because of the way some men use them for sexual gratification”
    So, we are going to restrict the exhaust gas temperature of car engines and the jaw strength and tooth-sharpness of sheep, dogs and others for the same reason? To protect males from harm when they use those objects for unintended purposes.
    There are, literally, millions of objects that humans have decided can be used to give some sort of sensation to males of the species. Changing all of them to make them less … functional … in that field would be both expensive and probably impossible.
    It would also be futile.
    Human males are endlessly inventive and if all tools we have now were rendered useless for that purpose they would simply find others.
    It could also render at least some of the present lot of tools ineffective in their original purposes.
    As it has with hoovers.

    But this is all moot. No politician is ever going to admit that preventing accidental phallic injury was a justification for anything.
    They would never survive the derisory cartoons.

  33. dr John de Wipper says:

    They would never survive the derisory cartoons.
    As I see it, there are 2 types.
    1. IF they command the power, anyone drawing or even spreading such cartoon will be gailed (or worse)
    2. They (pretend they) never even read nor see such ridiculous stuff, and act unbelieving when told about them.

  34. pink squirrel says:

    They would never survive the derisory cartoons.
    can we have one of Da’esh’s Baghdadi getting a BJ from a vacuum cleaner while disguised as Mayhem maid

  35. pink squirrel says:

    oral sex with animals = 3 million hits [I did not look further or sub divide]
    with car exhaust =10 million
    with vacuum cleaner =132 k
    ok I see your point

  36. pink squirrel says:

    get, Ms. Squirrel?
    That’s an easy one:

    just to correct your accidental typo, Loner-too

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