“Are we an independent state where the rules of the parliament apply on our territory or are we a colonial state whose laws are determined by the mighty neighbours?
YOU TOO FAB FOR ME.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A COUNTRY
keep sticking it to the man, switz.
HAHA. So perf. I’ll be back in Svizzera in less than a week, so this makes me happy.
Stick it to the man, Switzerland. Four for you, Switzerland. You go, Switzerland.
This is the most uncomfortable picture I have ever seen.
damn i feel the hate through the screen
“I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.”
― William S. Burroughs
HISTORY MEME: (3/6) women: Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth Tudor is considered by many to be the greatest monarch in English history. When she became queen in 1558, she was twenty-five years old, a survivor of scandal and danger, and considered illegitimate by most Europeans. She inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religious discord, a weakened pawn between the great powers of France and Spain. She was only the third queen to rule England in her own right; the other two examples, her cousin Lady Jane Grey and half-sister Mary I, were disastrous. Even her supporters believed her position dangerous and uncertain. Her only hope, they counseled, was to marry quickly and lean upon her husband for support. But Elizabeth had other ideas.
She ruled alone for nearly half a century, lending her name to a glorious epoch in world history. She dazzled even her greatest enemies. Her sense of duty was admirable, though it came at great personal cost. She was committed above all else to preserving English peace and stability; her genuine love for her subjects was legendary. Only a few years after her death in 1603, they lamented her passing. In her greatest speech to Parliament, she told them, ‘I count the glory of my crown that I have reigned with your love.’ And five centuries later, the worldwide love affair with Elizabeth Tudor continues.
Plus a whole section on old anti-gay propaganda and a Swedish Elvis impersonator. You will love it.
My new favorite website.