April 20, 1653

On April 20, 1653, in England, Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell got really ticked off at the Long Parliament and expelled them. History reported that it was because the members of Parliament kept trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill, which would have kept the seats of Parliament in the hands of only a few members. What is rumored to really happened was that the members of Parliament weren’t observing the Rules of Ganga, which was puff, puff, pass. Those stodgy old men just wanted to bogart the roach and not share. They wanted to keep the joint for perpetuity. Remember, it’s puff, puff, pass. Don’t be that guy. Oliver Cromwell wasn’t that guy.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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