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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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Blue Wave? What Blue Wave?

My SO was on a train today. In the UK. Shared a table with a Texan. Very nice chap by all accounts. Now my chap is a rather posh conservative with a small c. In the land in which I live a progressive like me can rub along quite happily with a small c conservative, we have our differences, of course, but on the big things like equality and Brexit our thinking is pretty much spot on.

Sitting on the train today he engaged this Texan fellow in conversation. My SO was interested in his opinion on the mid terms. Apparently, according to the Texan gentleman, the repubs are going to take it. It is not even in question. There is no blue wave. People are making money and ergo they will vote republican.

Is the Texan deluded? Or are we? I think the Texan is doing a huge job on wishful thinking - or only watches faux news - but this disconnect is rather disconcerting. He is convinced that there will not just be a keeping of congress and senate, but a storming of it.

Curious that he thinks there is no blue wave, when all evidence suggests otherwise.

Blue wave or not? Thoughts please.

Compare and Contrast


Trump invents Obama quote in tweet boasting of economic performance

Source: The Independent

Donald Trump has attributed a false quote to Barack Obama in a tweet about the US economy.

The president wrote: “’President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP,’ stated President Obama. I guess I have a magic wand, 4.2%, and we will do MUCH better than this! We have just begun.”

But Mr Obama has never said this, and during his presidency GDP exceeded 4.2 per cent on three separate occasions.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-obama-fake-quotes-gdp-us-economy-twitter-us-president-a8532131.html

You can not make this up..... well seemingly you can?!?!

Donald Trump hunts the traitor within


If they liked facts....


Facts - they don't need not stinking facts

They just love them a nazi or two

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley admits she had no idea people in the country voted on...

....sectarian lines before she was promoted to crucial Cabinet job

Karen Bradley admitted today she did not understand the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland before being promoted to the Cabinet post overseeing the province.

In an astonishing confession, she admitted to not knowing Unionist and Nationalist parties do not compete with each for votes but instead vie for support within their own communities.
And she said: 'I freely admit that when I started this job, I didn't understand some of the deep-seated and deep-rooted issues that there are in Northern Ireland.

'I didn't understand things like when elections are fought for example in Northern Ireland - people who are nationalists don't vote for unionist parties and vice-versa.

'So, the parties fight for election within their own community. Actually, the unionist parties fight the elections against each other in unionist communities and nationalists in nationalist communities.'


How reassuring - when we have not had an administration in 18 months. The country is going to pot. Sinn Fein and the DUP are more interested in scoring political points than working together, and we have a Secretary of State who does not have a fucking clue. Oh and Brexit and borders. And Peace. And Good Friday agreement. Stop the bus and let me get off the fucking madness.

Corey Booker: A profile in political and moral courage

I can think of few events which have made me prouder to be a Democrat than Cory Booker announcing he will release documents related to Brett Kavanaugh which have been designated “committee confidential.” (You can read them here.)Yes, as Sen. Booker has stated, he’s aware that such an “offense” carries with it the possibility of being expelled from the Senate. That said, he seems willing to play chicken with Republicans, who seem bent on concealing as much of Kavanaugh’s record as possible.


I don’t know what the denouement of this saga will be, but it’s clearly going to take someone with sizable cojones standing up and drawing a line in the sand to prove that Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. Sen. Booker knows he’s not going to be expelled from the Senate, even if Republicans bring that question to a vote. The junior Senator from New Jersey understands the game he’s playing, and he seems to have a pretty good handle on how to manipulate the rules to his advantage.

It’s way too early to speculate as to whether Booker just won the 2020 Presidential election, but his act of moral courage certainly isn’t going to damage his prospects. Then again, I seriously doubt that was part of the calculus which went into his decision



Succinct and to the point! Oh MY!

Heh - not holding anything back!
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