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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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Border Patrol officials in Texas are turning down diaper and toy donations for jailed kids

Border Patrol agents in Clint, Texas, (the detention center where kids are reportedly sick, unclean, and caring for one another) are turning down donations of diapers and toys, as reported by Alex Samuels at the Texas Tribune. That’s right: The facility which reportedly isn’t proving enough food, water, or sanitary conditions for the children trapped there, away from their parents, also isn’t accepting donations of goods. Sick? Absolutely.

As reported by the Tribune, Austin Savage and a few of his friends went to the facility named in The New York Times article detailing these horrible conditions. They brought diapers, wipes, toys, and soap. As their story continues, however, Border Patrol agents ignored them—and their $340 worth of donations.

“A good friend of mine is an immigration attorney, and he warned us that we were going to get rejected,” Savage told the Tribune. “We were aware of that, but it’s just the idea of doing something as opposed to passively allowing this to occur.”


[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/25/1867106/-Border-Patrol-officials-in-Texas-are-turning-down-diaper-and-toy-donations-for-jailed-kids|

Of course they won't take donations. That means they would actually have to DO something, anything, to help these kids. Not gonna happen!

For the record





Well he still has 2 years to wreak havoc... how far he actually intends to go is anyone's guess but it looks horrific whatever way go go...

Taking one for the team?!?!

Cocktail lounge employee SPITS on Eric Trump: President's son slams 'disgusting' woman after she was taken into custody by the Secret Service following vile confrontation in Chicago
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She inaudibly muttered something that sounded like it was anti-Trump before spitting at the president's son.

Secret Service agents then took her into custody in handcuffs, but Eric decided not to press charges and she was released.


[link:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7182405/Restaurant-employee-SPITS-Eric-Trump.html|

Now - I do not advocate violence of any sort - but gotta tell ya - the more they realise how despised they are, the better of we will all be. And also - how magnanimous - about not getting her charged - what exactly where the Secret Service going to charge her with - reasonably understandable lack of judgement in the face of Nazi provocation????

Media trust is at an all-time low among US conservatives. Liberals are a different story

The trust divide between liberal (self-identifying as left-wing) and conservative (self-identifying as right-wing) Americans has grown sharply since 2016. Donald Trump’s hostile campaign against the news media built on a small trust gap between liberal and conservative Americans that already existed in 2015. Back then, 35 per cent of Americans who self-identify as left-wing said that they trust most news most of the time, compared to 25 per cent of those on the right.

But since then, trust among those on the left has risen 18 points, while trust in news among right-wing Americans has decreased from the already low point of 25 per cent to just 9 per cent.

This means that if liberal America was a separate country, it would have one of the highest trust scores in the world. Among the 38 countries included in the same survey, it would rank alongside the Netherlands – a country with high trust in politics and other institutions. On the other hand, if conservative America were a separate country, it would have by far the least widespread trust – even lower than South Korea or Greece, two countries with traditional scepticism towards media institutions.

When it comes to trust in the news media, the US stands alone in its level of political polarisation.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/06/media-trust-all-time-low-among-us-conservatives-liberals-are-different|

That is a really interesting for 2 reasons. Firstly, the obvious one if that Trump is telling these numpties that the media is criminal and the numpties are buying this cheese. Secondly though, do you think on some level that they know that the 'news' channel they listen too is complete and utter bollocks? There might be something in that?

But what does he paint on the side of his wooden bus?!?!

Make sure you watch the clip until the end. It is genius

https://twitter.com/BarnabyEdwards/status/1143574673004859392

A Gun, A Bible and A Flag Walk Into An Alabama Car Dealership



Good grief...

Robert Mueller subpoena isn't a 'friendly' one: Intelligence Committee Chair tells Maddow

“I don’t think the special counsel’s office would characterize it as a friendly subpoena,” Schiff admitted. “He did not want to testify. He made that very clear. Nonetheless, they will respect the subpoena. He will appear. He’ll be testifying before our committee in open session. Each of our members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the special counsel. And the American people get a chance to hear directly from him and have their questions answered. So I think it’s a good result.”

Maddow went on to ask if the committee would be willing to call additional investigators and if those requests would be voluntary.

“I don’t think either he or he staff are eager to come before the Congress,” Schiff said. “I think they are doing so because they’re going to honor the subpoena that we’ve issued. In terms of whether there is a separately required subpoena, I can’t comment on that in terms of his staff, but, you know, clearly this is something I think from his perspective as a prosecutor, he’s reluctant to come, as a prosecutor ordinarily would be.”


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/robert-mueller-subpoena-isnt-a-friendly-one-intelligence-committee-chair-tells-maddow/|

He may not be keen -but I think we can guarantee he will actually turn up and testify, which will make a refreshing change.

Buh Bye

https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1143705981072879616

Both NRATV and @NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch are over.

“While the @NRA may continue to air past content, its live broadcasting has ended and its on-air personalities — including Dana Loesch — will no longer be the public faces of the NRA.”


It gives one hope that extreme hate is not successful in the long run...

Weep for a minute and then get angrier than you have ever been



Just look at that wee lad. Such a cute wee boy who DIED at the hands of the right wing insanity that has taken hold. Look at him and think if he was your child, or grandchild and start spitting fury. I wonder if his parents even know he is dead.

I know I am ranting at the righteous and true, but I need to rant about this. So sorry BUT this breaks my heart and it fills me with outrage.

Outrage that people could vote those that allow this into power
Outrage for those who excuse it.
Outrage for those who stand by and do nothing to stop it.

That wee boy is dead at the hands of this nazi fuckers wet dreams of dominance, at the hands of nasty racist rhetoric born into reality, at the hands of those who work within this system, those 'i am just taking orders' brown shirts of another era.

DEAD and excused by those supporters of racist fascist wankers... if the parents has just followed the rules... it is all their fault...apologists for murder of children on the border.

I am outraged. Look at that wee boy. He was a baby and he is dead.

Sorry chaps. Rant over.

Miami Beach Vacation Rental Owner Goes on Racist Tirade Against Black Guest



Monifah Brown and her friends thought they'd found the perfect place to stay during their Miami Beach vacation. The condo unit was right on Ocean Drive, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach. Brown, a 24-year-old from London, was thrilled to score a reservation there on Booking.com.

But things took a bizarre and virulently racist turn after Brown, who is black, took too long to respond to a message the condo's owner, Giulia Ozyesilpinar, sent her on WhatsApp. In screenshots and recordings Brown shared with New Times, Ozyesilpinar repeatedly calls Brown a monkey and a "nigger." Ozyesilpinar also sent voice recordings saying, "You're a nigger" and making monkey noises before asking, "You want banana?" She even posted a video on YouTube of Brown's ID next to a photo of a monkey.


[link:https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-beach-vacation-rental-removed-from-bookingcom-due-to-owners-racist-behavior-11204215|

https://twitter.com/eshatianna/status/1142853481478393857

Miami Mary?!?!

Brit girls don't play. Whether the owner thought this would be consequence free cause the girls are British? I don't know - but how can you run an establishment in such a diverse community and be this racist? It is mind boggling...
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