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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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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/|

Once again, ignorant White folks are their own worst enemy



[link:http://whatwouldjackdo.org/2017/12/13/once-again-ignorant-white-folks-are-their-own-worst-enemy/|

yep

Our integrity is severely tarnished: Christianity Today editor says no one will believe a word...

we say’ after Alabama



“No matter the outcome of today’s special election in Alabama for a coveted US Senate seat, there is already one loser: Christian faith. When it comes to either matters of life and death or personal commitments of the human heart, no one will believe a word we say, perhaps for a generation,” the editorial explained. “Christianity’s integrity is severely tarnished.”

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the special election.

The editorial noted the Alabama special election, “put an exclamation point on a problem that has been festering for a year and a half—ever since a core of strident conservative Christians began to cheer for Donald Trump without qualification and a chorus of other believers decried that support as immoral.”

“The Christian leaders who have excused, ignored, or justified his unscrupulous behavior and his indecent rhetoric have only given credence to their critics who accuse them of hypocrisy,” the editorial continued.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/our-integrity-is-severely-tarnished-christianity-today-editor-says-no-one-will-believe-a-word-we-say-after-alabama/|

Indeed

Roy Moores stunning defeat reveals the red line for Trump-style politics



There’s no sugar coating the stunning defeat for Donald Trump and his cronies in Tuesday’s senate contest.

There’s no accusation of fake news that can cover the tracks of the disastrous results for the president – and for his supposedly populist politics – little more than one year after his own election.

There’s no comeback for his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who declared war on the Republican establishment by stumping for a toxic candidate like Roy Moore.

This wasn’t a marginal contest in some familiar swing state, a typical bellwether of political trends. We’re talking about Alabama. One of the most Republican states in the union where there’s a long and violent history of rejecting outside influences, and anything that smacks of progressive politics.

If Trumpism has any future, any constituency moving forward, it should be thriving in Alabama. For months we have all endured the endless reporting from Trump Country where the president’s loyalists say their love of the blowhard-in-chief is undiminished.

Instead, Alabama – the state whose love of segregation gave us some of the greatest flashpoints in the civil rights movement – has drawn the reddest of red lines. There are still limits to what voters consider acceptable behavior, and Roy Moore is on the wrong side of them.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/roy-moore-defeat-trump-future-republican-party-trumpism|

Someone Is Trying to Fool Reporters With a Fake Document Alleging Chuck Schumer's Sexual Misconduct

The 13-page PDF, which rather conspicuously titled “Schumer_Complaint,” alleges that Schumer harassed a former staffer from 2009 to 2011. It was apparently designed to resemble a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for DC.

Perhaps most glaringly, the document doesn’t name a lawyer for the staffer who allegedly filed the suit. Seems like a red flag to me! When she was approached with the document, the former staffer vehemently denied its claims and indicated she would also contact Capitol Police.

“The claims in this document are completely false, my signature is forged, and even basic facts about me are wrong,” she told Axios in a statement on Tuesday. “I have contacted law enforcement to determine who is responsible. I parted with Senator Schumer’s office on good terms and have nothing but the fondest memories of my time there.”


[link:https://splinternews.com/someone-is-trying-to-fool-reporters-with-a-fake-documen-1821239708|

I rarely, if ever, agree with Meghan McCain, but.....



She told the nazi......hehehehe

Buffer zones are needed around abortion clinics to prevent harassment by pro-life protesters say MPs



MPs are calling for buffer zones to be introduced around abortion clinics after hearing of intimidation of staff and women by pro-life protesters.

A parliamentary committee heard how protesters followed staff to their cars and called them "murderers". Also, women having abortions have been told that they will "die of cancer".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd ordered an assessment of protests outside abortion clinics over concerns about such tactics. The incidents of harassment and intimidation are being reported nationwide, MPs were told.

"Looking at legislation to introduce buffer zones or exclusion zones for protesting around clinics of this nature is something we have to look at," Will Quince MP, a member of the Home Affairs select committee told The Telegraph.


[link:http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/buffer-zones-are-needed-around-abortion-clinics-prevent-harassment-by-pro-life-protesters-say-mps-1651249|

Good. About time.
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