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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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A snarling void of insincerity

Coming soon to a transatlantic special relationship near you: The Bad Hair Club for Wankers:

Heh. We are truly up shit creek without a paddle

Johnson is also spectacularly lacking in the moral qualifications required to lead the country. He is a congenital liar, serially disloyal, untrustworthy, irresponsible and hopelessly chaotic – as David Cameron, Michael Gove, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, his former wives, and many others know only too well. He may be a gifted and humorous wordsmith, but he deploys that talent to dupe, dissemble and deflect. He has shown an almost criminal disregard for Britain’s economic well-being (“Fuck business”) and for Northern Ireland’s fragile peace (he once compared its border to London’s congestion zone). He has no core principles beyond the advancement of one B Johnson, and the idea that he is motivated by a desire to help others is laughable. It is hard to recall a single act of Johnsonian selflessness.


Again... We are truly up shit creek without a paddle

Mitch McConnell: "Trump's Not Above The Law, It Just Doesn't Apply To Him"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters outside the rotunda today that he’s “sick and tired of the Democrats treating President Trump like he’s President Obama.” McConnell said that “obstructing Democrat presidents is the solemn duty of every red-blooded patriotic American.” However, Leader McConnell blasted the investigations currently underway by House Democrats, calling them “dangerous checks and balances” and “wanton accountability.”

“I get the distinct impression my friends across the aisle think that I think President Trump is above the law, and that’s just so wrongheaded I cannot begin to tell you,” McConnell explained. “Sure, he’s denying the Democrats oversight into his administration that I would literally be foaming at the mouth to impeach the previous black administration over, but I don’t think that. No one’s above the law.”

Pausing to sniff some coal he had in his pants pocket, McConnell saw the reporters were confused.

“Trump’s not above the law,” McConnell posited, “it just doesn’t apply to him.”


You know what they say about the best satire....

Let's remember who had to be really careful about the language they used.


The identity politics debate is full of well-educated, well-off people complaining that they have to tread a little carefully around language. I think they can work it out. Let's remember who had to be really careful about the language they used.


Being raised in fundamentalist religions affects us all

Children, the world over, are being taught that those who do not believe just like them are going to hell. That they should not mix with those from outside their faith. They are not educated in the faith of the other but surely all people need to be in a position where they have the knowledge to be able to make informed choices about any belief structure that might be presented to them. You only need to look at the history of the recent past to see where fundamentalism can actually lead people. To force feed and indoctrinate young people with some of the varying conflicting messages of the Bible or Koran could be construed as wicked, and counterproductive if we wish for a peaceful future.

Hang in there...

Federal Judge to Trump: No You Cannot Reallocate $1 Billion from the Defense Dept. to Fund Your Wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's plan to reallocate $1 billion from the Dept. of Defense and use it to build his wall on the Southern border.
U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam issued the order Friday evening halting Trump's use of any Pentagon funds to pay for his wall. The ruling applies only to Pentagon funds, according to Politico, which first reported on the story.

Judge Gilliam's ruling "only limits construction in specific border areas in Texas and Arizona and does not prevent the administration from tapping other funding sources to advance those projects.," Politico notes.

Trump had issued an executive order claiming there is a national emergency, a ploy to get around Congress so he could begin construction on the wall he repeatedly promised voters Mexico would pay for.


Good. Although not worth getting toooooo excited about the courts doing their job properly until we see what happens on appeal.

Now it's a fight to the finish between a no-deal Brexit and remain

The result is that those who fear the chaos that would be unleashed by a no-deal crash out of the EU might come to feel an unexpected nostalgia for May and her hapless but dogged efforts. Given what, and who, are likely to follow, we might look back wistfully at a prime minister who at least sought to smooth our departure from the bloc of our closest trading partners and neighbours. To picture Boris Johnson in No 10 is to realise: we may miss her when she’s gone.

For the prospect now is that May’s abject failure to pass her withdrawal deal has discredited the very idea of such an agreement. That effect is due to be cemented when the results of the European elections are tallied this weekend. Even if Nigel Farage’s Brexit party doesn’t match its sky-high expectations – and turnout figures do look healthier in remain areas – Farage’s expected trouncing of the Tories among leave voters has already persuaded, or panicked, plenty of Conservative MPs towards the view that the only Brexit that will fly electorally is one of the “clean break” variety. Hence the stampede to Johnson, in the hope that he can match Farage in championing a populist, pure brand of Brexit.


At this point, time to apply for an Irish passport....

Blatant. In Your Face Con Men.

They do not even try to not be hypocritical stealing wankers...

I LOVE a bank holiday weekend

Friday night. And 3 whole days before stress hits again. Best bit... having a glass of decent red with a Sirloin Roast on Sunday night. The glass of wine can never normally happen on a school night... 3 day weekend for free. Bloody marvellous. Hurrah!!!!

Much needed.

TM gone BJ maybe next? No deal is gonna happen, but hell we have the bank holiday!

Lactose Against The Intolerant

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