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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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David Amess's death, an assault on democracy


Also Tory reaction to his murder equals a potential further assault on democracy.

“Modern tyranny is terror management. When the terrorist attack comes, remember that authoritarians exploit such events in order to consolidate power. The sudden disaster that requires the end of checks and balances, the dissolution of opposition parties, the suspension of freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, and so on, is the oldest trick in the Hitlerian book. Do not fall for it.”
― Timothy Snyder,

The Home Secretary on the Sunday Shows talking about further ways to limit our freedoms because of this awful incident. Because of cause she is.


📸📸Just a reminder that the October Photography Competition is still open for submissions 📸📸

Hello my lovelies.

If you have yet to submit a picture, please do pop along here to show us your artistic genius:


Any questions for those of you who might want to dip your toe in the competition but are unsure how we are here to help:


To everyone who has already submitted – 18 to date – thank you sooooo much. They are bloody splendid! Can you all spread the word please that we are still open for business. I will look at where we are after work tomorrow and if I need to open up for a second will let you all know then.

Have a very happy Sunday one and all😊

...all the proof you need...

Alabama pastor who raped, impregnated and married 14-year-old won't face jail time

"Jason Greathouse, who used to minister in Enterprise but now lives in Tennessee, reached a deal with the Coffee County District Attorney's Office on Thursday that downgrades his charge from second-degree rape, a felony, to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, according to court records," reported Howard Koplowitz. "Greathouse, a resident of Henderson, Tennessee, agreed to serve two years of unsupervised probation for the 2018 incident, which occurred when he was 20 and the victim was 14, records showed. The pastor also does not have to register as a sex offender under the agreement's terms."

Greathouse had married his victim at her parents' demand, the report said.


I suppose we should just be thankful they did not stone her to death for being raped as a child...
So ridiculous. Alabama - more backward than most emerging nations... well done.

Women are all ready doing enough and we are knackered

It has been a no good shitty year for women and this sums it all up marvellously.... wink at a train indeed.

Just in case you missed it...

Hello lovelies

We launched the October photography contest today and it all about roads!

I figure, as the vast majority of DU (not me of course) live in a country which I would guess has more roads that anywhere else on the planet, many of you have delightful pictures, from road trips etc, that you may wish to share. I was wondering if you might pop along and check it out and maybe submit something marvellous for DU's delectation.

I have two OPs to share:

Firstly the submission thread - where I know you will flock to post with aplomb!

Secondly the comment thread. If you want to share a picture and are not sure how, pop along here and we lovely folks in Photography will talk you through the process.

Just a heads up Loungers, I can nag like a nagging mans nagging things... no-one wants to see that! So please go forth and enjoy this competition. All comers welcome and we LOVE to see DUers join in who have not done so in the past.

📸📸📸 October Photography Contest Comment Thread 📸📸📸

Whoot whoot. This thread is for questions, comments and idle picci chatter about the October Photography Contest.

It is that time of the month again. The submission thread for the competition is here:


Please pop along and make sure you submit a picci. HAB's theme is "Roadscapes, rural or urban, old or new". which is great! Also please cast the DU net far and wide and prompt others who you know would be interested in getting involved but who may for whatever reason missed the launch, or are hesitant to get involved.

📸📸📸The October Photography Contest is now LAUNCHED. Yay. CLOSED FOR NEW ENTRIES 📸📸📸

Hello my fine fellow DU lovelies. This is the official submission thread for the October Photography Contest. The theme has been decided by the marvellous HAB911 who won the August contest.

The theme this month is:

"Roadscapes, rural or urban, old or new".

This thread will be closed to new submissions on the 2Oth October at 1700 GMT, or earlier if we hit 30 submissions, so don't leave it until the last minute as you may miss out.

Important bits from the RULES Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size and limit photo editing to a reasonable amount. We would prefer your photo look like a photograph instead of a digital design. If you aren’t sure, ask the group in a separate thread. You’ll get plenty of feedback to specific questions. If you need help posting a photograph or with image sizing, just ask. You can find the rest of the rules for the competition here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/103673624 if you need further clarification.

As per usual, one submission per photographer and entries are to be the original work of the submitting photographer . If I open it up for a second entry, I will of course let you know through the Photography Group. However, I really would love to see 30 separate entries so will be nagging and kicking for the next seven days. Surprise!


If you want to chat or have a question about the competition come find us here on a thread opened for this specific purpose:


Please make sure that you include a title in your submission.


An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.

And now without further ado your competition is open.

Shall we play spot the difference?

He wanted to have the job.

He never wanted to do the job.

He is wholly unsuitable for any form of public service.

He is too idle and too irresponsible to be given any kind of important job.

He surrounded himself with a cabinet of comparable moronic, clueless, blundering, ethic and morality free clowns, who are far right power-hungry sycophants pursuing the most extreme set of policies the county has seen in living memory (at the very least).

His folly, his chronic lack of judgement and his utterly dazzling levels of incompetence could lead to a very grim future for the liberal democratic settlement of his nation.

His mediocre populism continues to have the support of c40% of the electorate.

His legacy will be the poisoning of civic and civil society for the next generation at least.

You could toss a coin, right? What the flip has happened to our post World War Two liberal democratic settlement. We are at a moment of legitimate peril in the English speaking west. At least you had the sense to tell Trump to do one, even if he refuses to go. We are stuck with BoJo for at least another two years. Doomed we are. Fun times.

...if the GOP could win elections they would


We see from January 6th that they are entering the outright violence stage to cling onto power by any means necessary.
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