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  •  And sweeping chimneys... (9+ / 0-)

    Yes, Newt & The Donald--those were the good ole days...days when boys as young as 5 were sent scrambling up inside the chimney to scrape and brush soot away.

    They came down covered in soot, and with bleeding elbows and knees.

    "I have two boys working for me. after work their arms and legs are bleeding so I rub them with salt-water before sending them up another chimney" Sweep Master..

    The chimneys were usually very narrow (in some cases as small as 30cm) and twisted. Children often got stuck or froze with terror in the cramped darkness - in these cases the Master Chimney Sweeper, would simply light the fire underneath to 'encourage' them to get on with their work.

    The work was dangerous and painful. Some boys got stuck and died of suffocation. ..

    Oh, my, Newt--what "fun" those little boys must have had being chimney sweep "apprentii"...

    If only both of those two repulsive republicans--those  narcissistic, stupid and ruthless (and utterly useless)  creatures, would wind up stuck in chimneys themselves--now that would be fun.  

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