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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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About Me

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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Raise your hands if you are alone this New Years Eve. DU give us some New Year love.

As I write this it is 2230 in my corner of the planet and I sit alone listening to the fireworks outside. I am using my time alone this eve to reflect on the last year, much of which has been horrid, as many as you know, and some of which has been absolutely splendid. But I am still alone on NYE and that is lonely. I have much loved friends and family, but with Omi being nasty in London - that was never going to happen. So for all of us, for whatever circumstance find ourselves alone - a DU spirited hug of marvelousness seems like a plan.

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!



Came across this Town Crier in Camden Town today. Gotta love the juxtaposition of a centuries old tradition in an modern urban landscape. Wishing passers-by a Happy New Year. Thought I would pass it on!

Ring Bell...''Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Happy New Year!''



(PS - if you are interested the word "Oyez" means "hear ye," which is a call for silence and attention. Oyez is from an Anglo-Norman word for listen.)

...so many Brits read and believed these unachievable promises

https://twitter.com/CharlesTannock/status/1476469636975808512



To be fair the border is still open on the island of Ireland, but they are doing their best to fuck that up also. Having introduced a wet border to protect the GFA - constant threats to invoke Article 16... *sigh*

Promises made, promises broken... it was all utter bollocks. Utter bollocks then, utter bollocks now. The only thing we can hope for now is that the conned and the lied to wake up to the abject awfulness of the conmen and tell them to do one at the next general.

And from tomorrow full customs rules apply - more havoc, more damage to business, because of course.



Happy 2022!!!!!!

'Let's go Brandon'...



Let's go Brandon is code for 'Violent Insurrection is Patriotic' & 'White is right' . Just sayin'

Etc et al. For cult members only. How very Q of them.

The question is, what would happen?

Just listening to a really great podcast called Americas Next Civil War and it got me thinking…

Serious question. It is 2024 and Biden and Trump go head-to-head in the general. Biden kicks Trumps arse… I mean seriously destroys him in the popular vote and wins the electoral college by a comfortable margin. So far so hopefully normal. But with all the anti-democratic shenanigans going on at far right gop state level in purple states to take over the entire electoral systems and bastardised the integrity of the election system – what happens if they choose to ignore the vote of the people and send Trump electoral college electors to Washington instead? What happens if enough states do this that the electoral votes go to Trump even though he did not win them? Presumably it would go to SCOTUS, which is hardly reassuring, or maybe not?

I know that is a hypothetical q at the mo but they are actively working on this plan right now. So, what would happen next?!?! How would the system work to stop those democracy stealers?

There is no reasoning with them...



They have severed themselves from rational thought... EXACTLY THIS!
Can't reason with those who have actively chosen irrational thought as a life plan...

Traitors to a one



Cruz:

Ted Cruz’s electoral vote speech will live in infamy

This was not Cruz’s first attempt to slyly thread the needle between what the far-right base wanted to hear and what was considered within the bounds of proper senatorial activity. But it was the first such attempt that took place against the backdrop of looming violence, of far-right protesters who had been actively discussing an armed insurrection making their way to Washington. Cruz, like Trump, figured he had a way to endear himself to the viper, to use it for his own advantage.

Within an hour of Cruz’s speech, a violent pro-Trump mob broke through a police line and forced their way into the Senate chamber itself.

[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/06/ted-cruzs-electoral-vote-speech-will-live-infamy/|]

Gosar:



Oh and offering blanket immunity to the insurrectionists...

More and more evidence of the co-ordinated and planned coup attempt comes to light and yet they still sit as lawmakers. Traitor to a one.

Happy Omicronmas





Pandemic Xmas number 2. We got this...
Merry Christmas Everyone




Have to self isolate. Happy Xmas.

Sooooo, spent all day yesterday in several meetings with a chap who today tested positive. In theory, that should not mean I have to self isolate. Lateral flow tests everyday should keep me moving, but have you met London? When he called me today I masked up and went on a lateral flow hunt in my area - none to be found... *sigh*. So ordered a PCR test to be delivered - the nearest testing centre is 4.8 miles away and I am not allowed to use public transport, so that was not going to work. Problem, depending when I get the results of the PCR - Xmas and bank holidays suggest next Wednesday at the earliest, means I am stuck in the flat. I cannot order the lateral flow tests online until the PCR test comes through, so even if I get a negative from the PCR it will be new year weekend before i get any lateral flow tests, if I am lucky. Basically I will have to self isolate from yesterday for 10 days to be sure not to be a germ bucket.

London is filthy with Omi, but at least as of right now, no symptoms!

Ho Ho Woe.

I have just finished dressing my Christmas Tree 🎄



The throw everything at it look and hopefully no two baubles the same - except some exceptional 1950's ones where more than one is worth it
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