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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....

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The intellectual deficit at the heart of our governments is horrifying. There's a reason for that.

The idiom pseudointellectual could have been created for the shallow twits that surround the president and prime minister alike - The stupid person's idea of a clever person sums up the attributes of these administrators, which says much about the ‘leaders’ we are stuck with for the time being and who they choose to surround themselves with. That there is there is such a profound, abundant and established history of folly and ignorance within the conservative movement no doubt supports such hubristic superficial thinkers to climb the greasy, corrupt and ethic free pole. There is a reason why these administrations avoid (or sack) actual intellectuals like the plague. Anyone who knows what they are they are talking about can far too easily expose their superficial grasp on the expertise that is needed to govern in a healthy democracy successfully. Ergo, they must be silenced.

Experts? Experts? We don’t need no stinking experts… *gulp*


Lindsey being a tad optimistic on his afterlife chances, me thinks...


The devil be like...

Would you vote for Bloomberg if he won the nomination? (With poll)

Around the progressive interwebs I am hearing the theme of ‘no matter who vote blue’ changing to ‘no matter who vote blue, unless of course it is Bloomberg, that would be a step to far’… A STEP TOO FAR??? Are you kidding me? Now don’t get me wrong, people with a shaky history on a multitude of issues, including voting patterns and civil rights is certainly far from ideal. As an outside observer, it is more than a tad disturbing that the chap with the biggest bank account could potentially win because of the power of the $$$, when we see other candidates who have worked for decades to get to this point and have (whether you agree with them or not) solid policy positions. But this is what the American election system looks like for fair or foul.

Looking left and look right I cannot objectively see how anyone would choose to sit November 2020 out cause Bloomberg when it could potentially give Trump another term. I do not think it hyperbole to state that if Trump gets another 4 years in power it is rather unlikely that any of you will get to go to the polls again in 2024.

Original cartoon which I shamelessly adapted and also has a very good point (just not about this)

Now, I really hope that Bloomberg does not get to purchase this nomination. However, if he pulls it off …Would you vote for him if he won the nomination? Why or why not?

Misogynists chat shit about a female POTUS being nuts 5 days a month. They are wrong of course, BUT

...if they were right just imagine how refreshing that would be...

There is a new brand of fake tan on the market...

Original cartoon here: https://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/63832
Graphic mine

Whatever he does and wherever he goes he is never going to escape the terribly awful fake tan or the impeachment. On the bright side did you know that in the UK use of sunbeds has dropped by 2/3's since Trump became President... I wonder why?...hhhhmmm

I am going for hope today and this should not be impossible... right?

Freedom is not freedom without the freedom for all of us to make diverse choices about who what and why we are. Inevitably this means that communities that exist side by side will sometimes differ in opinion on the best way to get stuff done, which can create a certain level of disagreement… in any successful democracy this is a necessary part of our governance, otherwise we would all be living in one party states. In the universe of normal, pre-Trump and pre-Brexit, everyone understood this, as nations we had a common solidarity, one with the other, about who what and why our nations were what they were. There were certain values and belief systems that bound us together outside the nuts and bolts of left, right, centrist, defending our constitutions being a case in point.

We know that there are values that should never be sold, and lines that should never be crossed. Right now, we are governed by arseholes that have erased those lines in favour of populist right wing demagoguery. We know that authoritarians of all stripes force alternative facts on the populace with the intended purpose of divide and conquer across communities. And bloody hell, aren’t they being effective right now?

However, this is where the hope comes in. This complete and utter lack of conscience and consideration for others separate those who lead us from the majority. They are sociopaths and I have to believe that the mainstream is not. The more they pander to the worst among us the more people with any modicums of humanity are going to have their eyes opened to what who and why they are. Of course, there are always going to be those that suck up the bullshit, but we have to hope that when it comes down to it these are not a preponderance of the population. We have had a bumpy ride in recent years, but taking our countries back is not impossible in the least, right?

No other republicans on the primary ballot but he still lost... priceless 👀

Donald Trump is the only name on the New Hampshire Republican ballot. Despite that, he just lost Dixville Notch to Mike Bloomberg, as a write-in. #NHPrimary

They bussed those pretend republicans in right? Can't be real republicans!!!!
Let this be the message from this district, not the Bloomberg democratic nod, which is rather dispiriting...

This poster says it all. Genius Truth Telling...

All of this. Superb.
I think I am in love with whoever created this.

Stable Genius Say Coronovirus Will 'Go Away' In April

How many Republican members of Congress would like to hang from the end of a rope until Donald Trump did or said something that brought better healthcare to Americans?

Monday the stable genius told a group of governors at the White House that the coronavirus, which has killed over nine hundred people and infected over 40,000 is going to go away in April. Because it will be warmer weather in April. No, really.

DONALD TRUMP: A lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat. As the heat comes in. Typically that will go away in April. We're in great shape, though.


Well that is all right then, the moron in chief has declared it, ignore the health experts from around the world, he might as well, he ignores experts on everything else. of course, while he is actually articulating this bollocks, public health initiatives to try and restrict the spread of the virus will no doubt go unsupported by this administration. That is concerning for everyone. Over by April my arse... and the worst of it is, without comprehensive free at the point of use healthcare the most vulnerable are at the most risk from very bad outcomes as this virus continues to spread.

George Conway: Trump is right. We might have to impeach him again.

If this were a criminal investigation, and Alexander Vindman and Sondland had given their testimony to a grand jury, this Friday Night Massacre could have been a crime. At the very least, it ought to be impeachable: If Richard M. Nixon was to be impeached for authorizing hush money for witnesses, and Trump himself was actually impeached for directing defiance of House subpoenas, then there should be no doubt that punishing witnesses for complying with subpoenas and giving truthful testimony about presidential misconduct should make for a high crime or misdemeanor as well.
And he’ll only get worse. Narcissistic leaders such as Trump always do. As we’ve now seen, his rage leads to retribution and misconduct, which beget more criticism, and more investigation, and even more rage, retribution and misconduct. Over and over again.

So America beware: The state is Trump, and he’s very, very angry. We might, indeed, have to do it again.

Emphasis mine

And again and again and again. As many times as it takes. He is an outrage.
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