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Hometown: UK
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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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Steve Schmidt masterful take down of Trump's entire debate performance



"What this was tonight was a disgrace. It was a national humiliation. You saw a president who was unhinged, lying, sweaty, dishevelled, angry, petulant, and most important of all, completely incapable of making any type of argument about why he should have four more years. He appeared to be crazy most of the debate."

The biggest lead in any Presidential era!

a deliberate mugging of America's democratic process

https://twitter.com/SimonMarksFSN/status/1311257048269680641
This is the essential point. It was a deliberate mugging of America's democratic process orchestrated by a man heavily indebted to unidentified creditors and determined - for whatever reason - to take the country down with him.

emily m@maitlis
The problem with the “ it was all a shitshow “ take on the #Debates2020 is that it ignores the real possibility it was a deliberate attempt to undermine democratic process. If you make everyone believe it’s pointless to listen/ vote / count when you are trailing - it’s job done.

Emphasis mine

Of course it was a shitshow. Trump made sure of that. But I do not think it will have the effect he was hoping for. With people engaging in the election a month out, if anything it will make people who see Trump for what he is even more determined to turn out and stand up to the fascist bully. Particularly female voters - bar the cult of course! He represents everything we loathe about toxic masculinity.


Graphic mine



The Best Biden Lines of the Debate

“Will you shut up, man?”

“That was really a productive segment, wasn’t it? Keep yappin’, man.”

“You are the worst president that America has ever had”

“The fact is that everything he’s saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he a liar”

“It’s hard to get any word in with this clown – excuse me, this person”

“President Trump wouldn’t know a suburb unless he took a wrong turn.”

‘‘It is what it is, because you are who you are”

"He's Putin's puppy"

“Maybe you can inject some bleach into your arm, that would take care of it.”

“This isn’t about his family or my family, It’s about your family.”

BOOM BOOM SHAKE THE ROOM



Anyone convinced that their views are infallible should be automatically disbarred from office.



Exactly this. There is a very definite light at the end of the tunnel for you. We in the UK are stuck with another 4 years of the bluster, lies and bollocks of the far right, who refuse to back down on anything, no matter how badly they have fucked up.

Oh Conservatives, just want to point out you are a fascist if...

…you still plan to vote for and speak for Trump after watching that debate. Never mind the shit show awfulness of his performance, never mind his lies, distortions and bollocks, his disrespect to the American people and the heart wrenching moment of his dismissal of Biden's dead son. Never mind his constant belligerent interruption and his petulant demeanour. All of that was going to be a given. But when he spoke directly to the Nazi far right white supremacist Proud Boys and told them to stand by they heard him loud and clear and proudly (they have already produced insignia for their nonsense faux uniforms, - stand back, stand by), and when he said that his supporters should protect the polls on election day, he was calling to arms far right fascistic militias onto the streets of America to break democracy, all to protect his lying tax evading grifting orange lard arse.

So, at this point, after what we witnessed last night, if you still plan to support this monster, you are a fascist. Period. And that includes every single republican up and down ticket all across America who does not come out immediately to condemn this call to fascist arms. Although to be fair, maybe they are happy little fascists, maybe for a section of the population Trump is exactly who they are. You are known by the company you keep, after all.

Obama addresses voters in Biden campaign video released on The Shade Room



In the video, which has been shared with PBS before its release on The Shade Room, Mr Obama urges the US public to vote as early as possible for Mr Biden.

“As you know, the election is coming up, and I’ve got just one word for you: vote,” the former president says. “Actually, I’ve got two: vote early.”

Without mentioning president Donald Trump by name, Mr Obama then adds: “Right now, from the White House on down, folks are working to keep people from voting, especially communities of colour.

In the least surprising news ever McTurtle has a problem with a female moderator

Of course he is a misogynistic nasty fucker so no surprise there - he who has actively voted against ALL legislation that could actively improve the lives of over 50% of the population, and wants Gilead by the back door for power. But in 2020 any network that is hosting a debate should tell anyone who is refusing a female moderator, that nope, she is turning up, feel free to also turn up, and empty chair them if they don't. It is ridiculous. Fun fact, when BoJo refused to turn up to the climate change debate in last years election they put an ice statue in his place. Maybe with Mitch they could put a gigantic pink hat, or a caged kid? Heh. Of course this is Kentucky where misogyny along with racism is the point, so he will get away with it. Again. Tiresome shit.

Joe Biden has a 80.0 per cent chance of winning the presidency according to the...

...New Statesman's election model.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/international/2020/08/us-2020-presidential-election-forecast-model-will-donald-trump-or-joe-biden|]

You need to click on the link for full breakdown, it is behind a paywall but you can get four free links month... use the wisely. There is also detailed state by state analysis.

This is what non-partisan reproductive justice looks like...



I had to go to my local doctors today to see the nurse. Just some routine stuff that the NHS likes to do to you every year to make sure you are not falling over. I was wondering about the waiting room being the only person there and all the seats strapped up and noticed this poster. This is what happens when a uterus is not weaponised for patriarchy and control. Now don’t get me wrong we are still a patriarchy in many different ways, in some ways worse than the US, however on this, I am thankful that for generations of girls and women this is not an issue at all.

We know that in the US women’s access to abortion in red states has been systemically reduced to near zero, by the far-right religious zealots who control state legislatures. With the nomination of a very far right religious cray cray to the supreme court, this will without any doubt lead to the death of Roe v Wade and red states across the land will stop access to any safe abortions at all – and I am very sure will criminalise and jail women who go to safe haven states – which will undoubtedly pop up – to access abortion where it will remain legal. Meanwhile in the UK, this issue is just not up for debate and any politician trying to make political hay about women’s access to reproductive justice, in its myriad of forms, would lose his seat in a heartbeat. In a civic society that at least presents that it wants to try and treat its citizenry as equal participants in democracy, (I mean we are shit at it, but there is a sheen of pretence) we do not do God in our leaders. They may have faith, or not, but other than the odd outlier, they do not bring it up with the great unwashed. So, a woman seeking support to access a termination can go into any Doctor’s Office in the land and get the help they need. They can get free contraception’s on the NHS, and access to free sexual health clinics – if they do not want to see a family doctor. If anyone of any stripe tried to reduce access or defund any part of that they know that the consequences would be felt at the next election. In fact, you know what, no politician is stupid enough to even try and piss off over 50% of the population on a settled matter. Non partisan and not part of the culture war, apart from a handful of wingnuts that get very little traction, I wish it were so for my sisters across the pond.

A little bit of debate prep genius, right here...



Hehe, Perfect,
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