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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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The Ghost of Trump Past?

certainly on the way there....

Eight simple steps to fix American democracy

.......For how long should Democrats tolerate this fundamentally undemocratic, and anti-democratic, state of affairs? In November, they could win back control of the House, and maybe even the Senate too, in an anti-Trump “blue wave”. Would that provide a long-overdue opportunity – perhaps bolstered by a Democrat in the White House come 2021 – to address this broken democratic system in the United States? To slowly restore faith in the nation’s elections and institutions?

If a backswing brings us a Democratic government with a mandate for reform, here are eight simple steps they could take to try and fix, reform and improve our “flawed” democracy.

1) Abolish the electoral college

2) Pass a new Voting Rights Act

3) Ban gerrymandering

4) End the filibuster

5) Get ‘dark money’ out of politics

6) Introduce term limits for the Supreme Court

7) Grant statehood to Washington DC and Puerto Rico

8) Lower the voting age to 16


The temptation for Democrats post-November, and post-2020 if they win back the White House, will be to spend their political capital on big-ticket items that are popular with the base: universal healthcare, debt-free college, investment in infrastructure.

But democratic reform cannot be seen as a side or secondary issue. Expanding the number of citizens who can vote, and making sure all votes count, should appeal to Democrats both for principled and pragmatic reasons: in terms of principle, it is good for democracy that citizens can exercise their right to vote; in terms of pragmatism, it is good for the Democratic Party for poorer and more diverse voters to be able to exercise their democratic rights.


This is a very interesting read - much much more at the link

Men in Suits...

Of course what they should have said is White Right Wing Men in Suits....
But other than that. THIS.

Gateway Pundit: Mueller's "Accuser" Has Fled, Won't Be At Press Conference After All As She Fears...

...For Her Life


Posted today by the homocon fake news site Gateway Pundit:

The woman accusing Mueller of rape was slated to detail her encounter with the special counsel at a press conference Burkman and Wohl are hosting in Arlington, Virginia Thursday at noon.

However, upon arriving in Washington, DC she panicked and boarded a flight to another location. Below is a photo of Wohl and the accuser, who at this time is fearful for her life and requests to remain anonymous.


Oh my!!! What a surprise....NOT


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