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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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Incredible obituary of man who served in WW2, married his husband and changed his name goes viral



There is so much to marvel at here. The involvement in the Normandy landings, the fact that Hodges was one of the first British men to enter Belsen during the liberation and his marrying the love of his life in 2005 when same-sex marriage was finally legalised all add up to something truly remarkable.


[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/obituary-normandy-belsen-world-war-two-gay-rights-end-of-life-marriage-remarkable-8110906|

My Great Uncle Tommy was also one of the first to enter Belsen. He slept with the light on until the day he died. Bill rocks, or rocked!

RWNJ Black Pastor: Blacks Who Didnt Vote For Roy Moore Do Not Believe In God (AUDIO)

But to hear one of the nation’s most prominent and most rabid black conservatives talk, it would have turned out differently if Alabama’s black voters really believed in God.

Even by religious right standards, Jesse Lee Peterson is a loathsome character. So loathsome, in fact, that it’s tempting to wonder if he’s a caricature. This is a man who thinks business owners ought to be able to turn people away on account of race, believes Trump is a shining example of a “real man,” and thinks Democrats weren’t sincere in praying for Steve Scalise’s recovery because they were supposedly praying to the devil.

But Peterson may have outdone himself during his post mortem on the Alabama special Senate election–particularly the fact that a staggering 96 percent of blacks cast their votes for Jones.
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To his mind, numerous polls showing 80 percent of blacks believe in God are bogus. Why?


“I’m here as a black American to tell you that they’re lying. They do not believe in God. They do not. If they believed in God, they would have clear minds. They would have sound minds. They would have godly values that guides them. They would live on the side of righteousness. Black Americans are the most brainwashed, dumbed-down, demoralized, corrupt people that I’ve ever heard of or met in my entire life. They call good evil and evil good.”

He went on to say that no true “son or daughter of God” could support a Democrat. He loudly asked Alabama’s blacks, “How can you be of good, of God, of truth, of love and vote for a man such as Doug Jones or even Barack Hussein Obama?” After all, Jones, like Obama, is pro-choice and supports marriage equality. Any black Alabamian who voted for Jones and says they don’t support abortion or marriage equality “cannot be honest about being of their father, the devil.”


[link:http://www.liberalamerica.org/2017/12/14/rwnj-black-pastor-blacks-didnt-vote-roy-moore-not-believe-god/|

National Embarrassment Don Jr. Somehow Blames Obama For His Dad Appointing The FCC Head



Donald Trump Jr. – arguably the most idiotic person on the planet – slammed President Obama for rolling back net neutrality on the Internet by appointing Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman, who actually made the decision.
This is what Jr. had to say on the subject:




What he’s really saying is that he himself had no idea what net neutrality was prior to a week ago, and he still doesn’t.

Here’s the problem: it was his equally stupid father who appointed Pai to the position, not Obama.


[link:https://deepstatenation.com/national-embarrassment-don-jr-somehow-blames-obama-for-his-dad-appointing-the-fcc-head/|

The first lawsuit to save net neutrality was announced minutes after the FCC voted to repeal it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed net neutrality, after a vote that split along party lines. Already, multiple state attorneys general have announced they will sue to save it.

Minutes after the FCC vote, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced his intent to lead a multi-state lawsuit to “stop illegal rollback of net neutrality.”

“The FCC’s vote to rip apart net neutrality is a blow to New York consumers, and to everyone who cares about a free and open internet,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “The FCC just gave Big Telecom an early Christmas present, by giving internet service providers yet another way to put corporate profits over consumers. Today’s rollback will give ISPs new ways to control what we see, what we do, and what we say online.”


[link:https://qz.com/1157178/us-state-attorneys-general-are-already-suing-to-save-net-neutrality-from-the-fcc/|

Boxing champion awaits deportation after fighting for England six times



A boxing champion who has represented England six times has been arrested and locked in an immigration detention centre, pending deportation to Nigeria, a country that has said it won’t allow him to live there as he is not a citizen.

Kelvin Fawaz, London’s current middleweight boxing champion, has been in the UK for 15 years, since he was a child. He is a gifted amateur boxer whom Team GB wanted to represent Britain in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, writing twice to the Home Office on his behalf.

Fawaz realised his talent despite, as a child, being brought from his home in Nigeria to the UK where he was abandoned and forced into domestic slavery. He has not been allowed to take up a place on Team GB because the Home Office has repeatedly refused to issue him a work visa. Although the Nigerian government has rejected his applications for a passport and he holds no other, his application to be considered stateless has been rejected by the government.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/14/boxing-champion-awaits-deportation-after-fighting-for-england-six-times|

Read the article. Stupid and heartless in equal measure. WTF has happened to our country????

The Art of Afternoon Tea









Took my senior management team for Christmas afternoon tea today. Yum

Black Twitter celebrates as Omarosa gets canned from White House job: 'Congratulations - you played

yourself!’



With the news that former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman has been ousted from her job as a Trump White House aide, many Twitter users pounced to mock her firing.

Many black Twitter users in particular seemed to relish Omarosa’s ouster, as they have long seen her as a token fig leaf used to provide cover for President Donald Trump’s use of racist dog whistles, including his attacks on “ungrateful” black athletes who protest police violence during the national anthem and his past assertions that former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya instead of the United States.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/black-twitter-celebrates-as-omarosa-gets-canned-from-white-house-job-congratulations-you-played-yourself/|

BOOM!

Just a tad eccentric...









English eccentricity is all it's glory!

Almost half of British people want Donald Trump's state visit scrapped, poll shows



Around half of the British public think the UK must scrap its invitation for a full state visit to Donald Trump following his support for a British far-right group, a poll has revealed.

The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research shows 48 per cent want the visit written off, with the figure soaring to 61 per cent once “don’t knows” are removed.

Hardening opposition to the official trip, which would see Mr Trump meet the Queen, came as the US ambassador to London signalled a less formal visit to the UK would take place in the new year.


[link:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/trumps-state-visit-poll-uk-people-against-want-scrapped-latest-a8106506.html|

Huh. I thought it would be more than that!

Democrats are gearing up for a fight in deep red Texas



An NPR report explained that every Republican in the state will be forced to fight for their seat for the first time in 25 years. Candidate filing in the Secretary of State’s office show that a Democrat running in each of the 36 congressional districts in the state. It’s a record setting number at a time that President Donald Trump opted to mock those saying they’re in “the resistance.”

It’s a stark contrast from the 2016 election when eight congressional seats held by Republicans went completely uncontested.

“We are seeing a groundswell of unusually high support and mobilization among progressive Democrats who are really angered by the Trump administration,” said Mark Jones a political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/democrats-ready-for-a-fight-in-deep-red-texas/|
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