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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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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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Obama Issues Dire Call To Save Democracy From GOP Fascism

“In my own country, the forces that unleashed mob violence on our Capitol are still churning out misinformation and conspiracy theories,” the former president said. “For those of us who fervently believe in the ideals of democracy, the question is: How do we respond? The point is, if we want democracy to flourish, we will have to fight for it. We will have to nurture it. We will have to demonstrate its value, again and again, in improving the lives of ordinary people. And we will also have to be willing to look squarely at the shortcomings of our own democracies—not the ideal, but the reality. Only then will we be able to tell a better story of what democracy can be, and must be, in this rapidly changing world.”

https://bipartisanreport.com/2022/06/11/obama-issues-dire-call-to-save-democracy-from-gop-fascism/
Emphasis mine



The democracy stealers, the populists, the autocrats are emboldened right now. The post WW2 liberal settlement has never been under bigger threat. The historical memory of the horrors that came last time people got voted into power and then dismantled democratic norms seems to be really fading - and that is allowing horror shit show fascists risk all of us. They need to do one. From Putin, to BoJo, to Trump, to Hungary, Turkey and Brazil, these awful awful men need to be traduced from polite society.

That noise you can hear That right there ...is the will of the people.

https://twitter.com/MarinaPurkiss/status/1532667878826188801

Oh my word…

Listen to this

That noise you can hear

That right there

…is the will of the people.


Never a worthier boo booed
Heh. The people that rock up to watch this kind of event - are not the people you want booing you if you plan to stay in Number 10. Tick tock

Missouri Senate candidate says he'll force Biden to replace Kamala Harris with Trump -- then resign

On Thursday, Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), a candidate for Senate in Missouri and an avid promoter of election conspiracy theories, put forward a bizarre new plan on Twitter for how he will get former President Donald Trump reinstated to office.

Specifically, he said that he will get Vice President Kamala Harris to resign, have President Joe Biden appoint Trump as vice president in her place, and then have Biden himself resign, putting Trump first in line to ascend to the presidency.

He did not specify how any of the steps of this would work, including how he would get Harris or Biden to resign or how he would persuade Biden to choose Trump as his vice president.

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/billy-long-2657448722/|]
Emphasis mine



Has everyone on the right swallowed the qray qray pill? I think they must have - I do not think that there are any sane ones left at all. Any one with any sense of duty, morality or ethics looked left and right and did one after 2016 - and this is what they are left with qray qray to the bottom of their qrazy hate filled hearts.

Two ex-cops who violated George Floyd's civil rights want state trial moved

Some two weeks after one ex-Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge in the murder of George Floyd, two other former cops charged in his death appeared in court on Tuesday to have their state trial pushed back and moved out of Minneapolis
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"I've never had nor heard of a case in Minnesota with this much publicity," Paule said. "I don't know what other choice we have at this point (...)"
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Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank begged to differ, arguing that people across the state are aware of the case and that changing the venue would have little impact. "Very little has really changed since your honor denied previous motions," Frank said. He added that "we have faith in the ability of jurors to take their job seriously and do it fairly."

[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/2/2101823/-Two-ex-cops-who-violated-George-Floyd-s-civil-rights-want-state-trial-moved-third-cop-pleads-guilty|]

It is the stench of unearned privilege, isn't it? These de-foulers come into urban areas to commit crimes all in the 'line of duty' and then they want the repercussions of their actions to be judged, not in the places where they committed their crimes, but in nice suburban enclaves of privilege = denying the communities they harmed having a say in justice. Surprise!

Congress probing if Jared Kushner 'improperly traded' his 'government position' to obtain Saudi...

...financing

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced on Thursday that it is investigating Jared Kushner after his investment firm received $2 billion from Saudi Arabian wealth fund.
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“The Committee on Oversight and Reform is investigating whether you have improperly traded on your government position to obtain billions of dollars from the Saudi government and whether your personal financial interests improperly influenced U.S. foreign policy during the administration of your father-in-law, former President Trump. This investigation will inform the Committee about whether federal ethics laws should be strengthened to prevent senior public officials from taking advantage of their position within the federal government to reap a financial windfall—before, during, or after government employment,”

[link:https://www.alternet.org/2022/06/congress-jared-kushner-saudi-financing/|]
Emphasis mine

Got grift all over it. Of course he improperly traded his position - it would never have occurred to him not to.
Question is - what will be the real repercussions? If it is not jail, impoverishment and disgrace what is the point?

Watch: MAGA hat-wearing Trumpster refuses to take a position on slavery

In the video, Selvig interviewed a man wear a "Make America Great Again Hat" and a "keep it flying" Confederate flag T-shirt at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Houston.

"And why do you want to keep it flying?" Selvig asked.

"Why would anyone want to erase our heritage?" the man replied.

"Well," Selvig responded, "some people would say that flag symbolizes racism, it symbolizes slavery, and they might have some valid points there."

"That's their opinion and they're welcome to their opinion if they want it," the man replied.

"Are you pro-slavery?" Selvig asked. "Are you against slavery?"

"No comment," the Trump supporter replied.

"But thank you for the interview," he added as he turned to walk away.

"I'll give you one more change," Selvig said. "Pro or anti slavery?"

"Uh, no comment," the man replied.

Selvig offered the man a third chance.

"I'll give you one more opportunity to say if you're pro or anti slavery," he said.

"No, no comment," the man replied.

"Alright, well there you have it. 'No comment' on the — if you're in favor of slavery or not," Selvig said.


https://twitter.com/TheGoodLiars/status/1532159557677600774
[link:https://www.rawstory.com/the-good-liars-nra/|]

Inevitable...

GOP Congressman Blames Shootings on Abortion: 'Life Has No Value to a Lot of These Folks'

Long replied that there had been a Zoom called on the Senate side of the debate that yielded little. He said gun control isn’t the solution.

“Unfortunately, they’re trying to blame inanimate objects for all of these tragedies, and there’s so many things that can be done,” he said, claiming that schools could be better designed to prevent mass death.

[link:https://www.mediaite.com/radio/gop-congressman-blames-school-shootings-on-abortions-life-has-no-value-to-a-lot-of-these-folks/|]

https://twitter.com/HeartlandSignal/status/1532107921827454977

Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) blames gun violence on abortion: "Something has happened to our society. I go back to abortion, when we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mothers' wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these folks."

Emphasis mine.

Because of course 🧐

It would be OK if their ridiculousness was not so frigging deadly



They have got this down pat, right? Holding two uniquely converse positions but hey, still sells to the MAGA low hanging IQ fruit, far right cray cray market place of deadly danger.

AND POINT>>>>>>>



You just know that the Karen here demanding teachers risk their lives for her kids, has also gone to demonstrations to ban CRT in schools and is all about don't say gay and calling teachers groomers because they teach facts to their kids.

Teaching is a vocation - not that the morons who are trying to force teachers to be armed would have a scooby about that, because they would not know anything but self promotion and grift if it jump up and bit that on their kleptocratic white supremacist theocratic old white arses.

When the leading cause of death in children is gun violence this is not a 2nd amendment issue it...

...is a public health issue

I was watching the news tonight and they were talking about the horrific stat that in the US the leading cause of death for children is gun violence. Not cancer, not traffic accidents, not tiny fingers in electrical sockets, not stranger danger, not family violence. In America - your child is more likely to die by gun violence than any other cause of childhood death. Do you know how crazy that sounds to everyone in the West? This is a public health emergency.

Oh and the pro life crowd can fuck off right off. They will happy allow the slaughter of babies as long as they have living breathing heart beat.

Sen. Chris Murphy: our kids run for their lives we do nothing? What are we doing? Why are you here?

&t=8s

Find a path forward here.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1529224713096302592
NBC News: Senator Murphy spoke to reporters as he walked off the Senate floor, saying, "spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don't have any more mental illness than any other country in the world."
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