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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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William and Harry sat underneath a tree....

.....in 1066. Harry died. William won. The tree was well over a 1000 years old then. It is well over 2000 years old now.

@ Battle in Hastings

Gotta love an ancient tree

Patriotism vs. Nationalism

And there it is......


Source: TMZ

David Cassidy is in the hospital in critical condition -- his organs are shutting down, and as one source put it, "It's looking grim."
We're told David was rushed to a Florida hospital 3 days ago ... and his condition has been worsening since his admission. We're told he's suffering from organ failure and unless he gets a liver transplant soon he could soon die. We're also told he's suffering from kidney failure.
David, we're told, was in an induced coma but is now in and out of consciousness.
David's family has been arriving at the hospital to comfort him.
The 67-year-old former Partridge Family star has been in failing health for more than 2 months ... this according to sources connected to the family.
We're told doctors have made it clear to the family ... with Cassidy's organ deterioration, they need to prepare for the worst.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/18/david-cassidy-critical-condition-organ-failure-near-death/

End of an era

These are the sex acts that are most likely to injure you, according to science

Getting injured during sex sounds like a bad storyline to a soap opera - but it is very real and can happen in all manner of ways.

Just think about all of those repetitive movements and those muscles that you don't use too often.

It's bound to cause you all sorts of physical trouble, and the possibility of death isn't entirely out of the question! Let's not get too morbid though.

Injuries during intercourse are far more common than what you might think, and of course you'll want to avoid them.

So, in order to steer clear of any mishaps these are the sexual acts that could cause you a serious injury (and how to remedy some), according to science.


Broken penis?.... ouch. I am crossing my legs at the thought and I don’t even have a penis........

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Brexit is likely to exacerbate this tendency. We were promised that in leaving the EU we would regain our sovereignty. But in abandoning an association based on equal standing, we expose ourselves to coercion by other nations. Our relationship with the US, especially under the stewardship of the trade secretary Liam Fox, is likely to look like that of servant and master.

Fox, preposterously, is now the only official member of the UK’s board of trade. The new trade bill would grant him Henry VIII powers, enabling him to create laws without parliamentary approval. It was published 24 hours after the consultation on the bill ended, which suggests it was written before people’s views had been taken into account. He will, in effect, be given a licence to do whatever he wants.


Emails reveal Tony Perkins knew GOP lawmaker sexually assaulted teen but kept it quiet

Source: Raw Story

According to a report from the Washington Post, the head of the evangelical Family Research Council was alerted that a Ohio lawmaker sexually assaulted a teen in a hotel room over two years ago and never made the information public.

The report states that the Post obtained internal emails showing that Tony Perkins, in his capacity as the president of the Council for National Policy, was made aware that 31-year-old Wesley Goodman had fondled an 18-year-old college student following an event at the Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C.

Goodman, a Christian “family values” Republican lawmaker stepped down from his post under pressure two days ago after it was revealed that he had engaged in a same-sex tryst on his Ohio office.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/emails-reveal-tony-perkins-knew-gop-lawmaker-sexually-assaulted-teen-but-kept-it-quiet/

It tells you a lot about a man that he will shut up to protect a sexual assaulter. Outrageous

President Pussburglar

I was just perusing Wonkette and this name for Trump was part of a headline.

Heheheh. President Pussburglar is just genius.

We of course have had many a splendid name for the man currently occupy the highest office in the land, but what is the best you can come up with or have heard?

Link to article I saw the name in:


The new Museum of the Bible tries really hard to be apolitical. But is that even possible?

The most surprising thing about the Museum of the Bible, the newest addition to the string of museums dotting downtown Washington, D.C., isn’t that it’s particularly controversial. It’s that it tries so hard not to be.

That’s not to say the museum, which officially dedicated on Friday, isn’t rife with potential pitfalls some visitors may find off-putting. To be sure, the specter of politicized evangelicalism has loomed large over coverage of the new attraction, primarily because it’s a product of entrepreneur and evangelical Christian David Green — the founder of craft store giant Hobby Lobby who is probably best known for the 2014 Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. That court case, which allowed his company and other “closely-held corporations” to accrue religious exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraception mandate, was celebrated by conservatives as a victory for “religious liberty” and derided by other people of faith as unfairly privileging right-wing religious groups, particularly conservatism Catholicism and evangelicalism.


Transgender people in US facing an 'epidemic of violence' as number of murders hit record high

Transgender people in the US are facing an “epidemic of violence”, as new reports reveal more murders and deaths of trans people have been recorded this year than ever before.

One report found at least 25 transgender people have been killed this year. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said it had calculated 102 transgender people have been killed over the past five years. Another group, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programmes, has recorded 26 homicides for 2017.

“The epidemic of violence against transgender people is an urgent crisis that demands the nation’s immediate attention,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.


Trump invites Clinton to 'give it another try in three years'

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Saturday invited his former Democratic presidential rival to try again in 2020.

He attacked Hillary Clinton as “the worst (and biggest) loser of all time” in a tweet.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” Trump tweeted

Trump has said that he wants Clinton to run against him again in 2020, but she claims that her career “as an active politician” is “over.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361017-trump-attacks-clinton-get-on-with-your-life-and-give-it-another-try

Where oh where has the gravitas gone?
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