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Soph0571

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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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Well, he has been draining that swamp. The swamp of his own making of course.

In the last year alone... was going to do until the beginning of the administration but it fair to say I nearly lost the will to live


All the very best people... Heh.

Watching the commons debate today and the level of deceit and self-deception is off the charts.

We are witnessing live the lies and self-interested manoeuvres of politicians whose more than obvious tactics are all about party and as such they are unfit to serve. It seems that the national interest, international obligations, our standing in the world and our wellbeing are be sacrificed at the altar of hard left and hard right power games and electoral calculations. It seems to me that both parties dream of recasting our moderate nation in their radical image, and Brexit gives them that opportunity. And by God they are running with it, with much gusto.

For the rest of us, as they play their power games, we stand in front of a future that in which we will have diminished standing and rights because a section of the electorate gave power to isolationist wannabee autocrats because of spite, anger and tantrums focused in completely the wrong direction.

As I watch the bear pit this morning it is clear that whatever happens today, we will not be seeing closure to this crisis anytime soon. And quite frankly anything the ERG agrees is a good deal means that it is really shite. This Brexit obsession will continue to suck oxygen from UK politics in foreseeable future.

You can check out anytime you want but you can never leave…


Boom!(Pelosi be like) shake-shake-shake the room



All of this

'Moscow Mitch' McConnell rips Trump for 'grave strategic mistake' in blistering Washington Post op-e

“Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place,” McConnell wrote.

McConnell, who has been nicknamed “Moscow Mitch” for his record on Russia, noted the “nightmare of Trump help Vladimir Putin.

“The combination of a U.S. pullback and the escalating Turkish-Kurdish hostilities is creating a strategic nightmare for our country. Even if the five-day cease-fire announced Thursday holds, events of the past week have set back the United States’ campaign against the Islamic State and other terrorists. Unless halted, our retreat will invite the brutal Assad regime in Syria and its Iranian backers to expand their influence. And we are ignoring Russia’s efforts to leverage its increasingly dominant position in Syria to amass power and influence throughout the Middle East and beyond,” McConnell explained.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/moscow-mitch-mcconnell-rips-trump-for-grave-strategic-mistake-in-blistering-washington-post-op-ed/|]

A smattering of ODS of course. That is always going to be a fallback. I wrote something earlier here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212596855

And i have to confess I am feeling slightly smug having predicted I would hazard a guess that these power players will not protect Trump for much longer, They do not need to. They have played into his ego for enough time for the far-right wing coup to be nearly complete.
Causing world war 3 is probably not in their immediate plans.

Gabbard Unleashes On "Queen Of Warmongers" Hillary

From the right wing Washington Examiner:

Tulsi Gabbard responded to Hillary Clinton’s assertion that Russia is behind a plan to turn the Hawaii congresswoman into a spoiler candidate by calling the former secretary of state the “queen of warmongers” and invited her to join the 2020 Democratic presidential race. Clinton suggested in a podcast released Friday that Russia is grooming Gabbard to be a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020, aiding President Trump’s reelection.


[link:https://www.joemygod.com/2019/10/gabbard-unleashes-on-queen-of-warmongers-hillary/|]

https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1185289626409406464
https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1185289629148291078

Hhhhmmmm "The lady doth protest too much, methinks"

Can you imagine if Obama did that? I can't.

We see it all over the interwebs

‘’Oh, can you imagine if Obama did (insert whatever major transgression Trump has just been exposed for), Republicans would go batshit crazy coming after him if he had ever done that, but they don’t go after Trump. HYPOCRITES’’

We all know that republicans are dishonest hypocrites but why should that mean we should imagine Obama committing criminal and immoral acts and acts of treason, and how republicans would have reacted to that, just to reaffirm what we already know about republicans? Obama is a great man who does great things and bringing up Obama in mythical comparisons with the conduct of the Traitor in Chief, is, I think, insulting to Obama and both his Presidency and legacy. Let’s face it they screamed at Obama for just being a black bloke while Presidenting. That is all they had, the racist fuckers and they are still wagging that tail today. Remember, there is a very good reason why we do not have any real-life comparisons between Obama and Trumps bad behaviour to go to, so why create hypothetical situations where Obama behaved in the way Trump behaves, when he very obviously would never ever do so? Particularly when the republicans try and blame everything wrong on Obama as it is. It is illogical.


He's an emblem of free-market, white supremacist nationalism...



He has enabled the worst of society to push their way to to the front of the queue and demand that we listen to their nasty... maybe just maybe we should demand that those around us STOP it...

https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/1184944481046614039

What it means to 'bothsides': Bothsidesing and its related noun bothsidesism turn up in critiques of the news media when a journalist or pundit seems to give extra credence to a cause, action, or idea that on the surface seems objectionable, thereby establishing a sort of moral equivalence that allows said cause, action, or idea to be weighed seriously.


Heh. As Laurie Penny said



We need to try and stop the rot - not feeding the nasty by giving them a mainstream platform, seems a good place to start...

(UK's only) Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups.

Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.

A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period"
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The Oracle said: "We always look to introduce new concepts for our customers, however, we have decided on this occasion that the right thing to do is to only allow Chick-Fil-A to trade with us for the initial six-month pilot period, and not to extend the lease any further."

Reading Pride said The Oracle's decision was "good news", adding the six-month period was a "reasonable request... to allow for re-settlement and notice for employees that have moved from other jobs".

But the organisation said it would continue to campaign against the outlet until it left.


[link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-50094551|

Good, we have much less tolerance for intolerant homophobic right wing wankers, in comparison to America...

Run!! The Godless Gay Socialists Immigrants are coming...



Dang it, our liberal secret commie plot has been exposed on the interwebs. Meat free guns stat!

Deadly Turkey air strikes shatter Trump's hours-old 'ceasefire' deal

Deadly Turkish air strikes Friday shattered an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

The ceasefire announced late Thursday was meant to provide a pause for the evacuation of Kurdish fighters from the battleground border town of Ras al-Ain and other areas Turkey wants to control along its border with Syria.

The five-day suspension looked designed to help Turkey achieve its main territorial goals without fighting but its Syrian proxies continued to clash with Kurdish fighters Friday and an air strike killed five civilians.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/deadly-turkey-air-strikes-shatter-trumps-hours-old-ceasefire-deal/|]

So a ceasefire that was all about forcing the Kurds out of their homeland - at the same time Trump was giving a not to Turkey re ethnic cleansing - was always going to look like this. It is sickening.

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