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About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

Journal Archives

Stained Glass and Candles

Could you get a starker example of how power at any cost works?

History will not be kind to those how enabled the giant orange head to do his worst...

CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp tells Fox News that the conference is embracing nationalism

MATT SCHLAPP (AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION CHAIRMAN) The message today is we're going back on this question of, some people say, "Well, is CPAC all just about President Trump and MAGA?" And we're taking a step back and asking what actually makes America great? And what we believe is that going back to foundational principles of the Constitution, which includes securing borders, it includes embracing the idea that America is a nation and there's nothing wrong with nationalism, and it embraces the idea of that giving the individual American people freedoms to live the lives they want to live. A lot of people in the media try to say that the conservative movement is mean, and intolerant, and unsympathetic. And when you walk these halls and listen to these speakers, you believe, actually, our vision is to allow Americans to live the life they want to live, to chart their own course.


Next Step?

These people need to put back in their boxes, poste bloody haste

Why Jeremy Corbyn's media-bashing is Trumpian - and dangerous for democracy

Both have made criticisms of “the mainstream media” or “the fake news media” part of their pitch – an easy way to fire up a partisan crowd. Both demonstrate absolutely zero hygiene in trying to separate unfair, hostile headlines from legitimate scrutiny. The only conclusion, in both cases, is that they do not believe legitimate scrutiny can exist.

Where Trump is brash and bombastic, Corbyn is pious and petulant. He is so convinced of his own righteousness that any criticism prompts self-pitying rage, barely smothered into a clipped “OK?” He is not a pacifist, except where the wars involved are led by America. He is only a lifelong campaigner against racism if you exclude Jews from the category of oppressed groups. He shares a desire for victimhood with the worst parts of the British right, who dismiss any concerns over a no deal Brexit as “Project Fear”. Both appear to expect belief rather than just support.
By attacking the media, all three men – Corbyn, Maduro and Trump – know exactly what they are doing. Any journalist’s defence of the profession can be dismissed as special pleading: you would say that, wouldn’t you? It’s a cheap trick that works because everyone hates journalists already. Look at them, sitting there in London, earning a packet, not meeting “real people” (whoever they are). This lazy criticism conflates megabucks contrarian columnists with the majority of the industry, where salaries are low and employment is precarious. There’s a reason that the PR business is full of ex-journalists. Puffery pays better than takedowns.


She raises some valid points - I would hazard a guess she is going to have a really torrid time on twitter this weekend because of it.... a woman criticising saint Jeremy.... Oh My!

For those of you having trouble telling the Trumps apart.....


Donald is the lying, stupid one who thinks he’s smart.

Ivanka is the lying, stupid one who thinks she’s kind.

Don, Jr. is the lying, stupid one who thinks he’s witty.

Eric is the lying, stupid one who thinks he thinks.

As good a summary as any...hehe

Mayz Meanz Delayz

Heh. At least there is a glimmer of hope.

Only six countries in the world give women and men equal legal work rights

If you’re a woman and want to be on an equal footing with men, it’s best to live and work in Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg or Sweden. The World Bank, which has tracked legal changes for the past decade, found these were the only countries in the world to enshrine gender equality in laws affecting work.
The index assessed eight indicators that influence economic decisions women make during their working lives – from freedom of movement to getting a pension – tracking legal blocks to either employment or entrepreneurship. Each country was scored and ranked, with a score of 100 indicating the most equal. Only six were given full marks.

Research found that, globally, average scores had risen from 70 to 75. Of the 39 countries with scores of 90 or above, 26 were high-income. Eight were in Europe, including the UK, and central Asia, where parental leave was a key trend. Two, Paraguay and Peru, were in Latin America and the Caribbean. Taiwan was also among them.


Link to the study


Table from the study:

America, nestled between Malawi and Armenia...

Trump tells May to abandon 'unwarranted' food standards for Brexit trade deal

Donald Trump's administration has called on the UK to abandon its "unwarranted" food and agriculture standards before it can sign a free trade deal with the US after Brexit.

The US Trade Representative on Thursday published its "negotiating objectives" for a future trade deal with the UK once it has left the EU.

The document states that the UK must "remove expeditiously unwarranted barriers that block the export of U.S. food and agricultural products."
In the US, producers adhere to a "Defect Levels Handbook," which sets out the maximum number of foreign bodies like maggots, insect fragments and mould that can be in food products before they are put on the market.

For example, US producers are allowed to include up to 30 insect fragments in a 100-gram jar of peanut butter; as well as 11 rodent hairs in a 25-gram container of paprika; or 3 milligrams of mammalian excreta (typically rat or mouse excrement) per each pound of ginger.



Knock Knock



A cartoon that literally needs no words

All of that
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