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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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Dancing on the ceiling

I think I have figured out why Trump has not banned the UK and Ireland after banning mainland Europe

It is the only obvious conclusion.

His golf courses where he can only turn a profit by charging local police forces huge amounts of money when he and his succubus visit and political self interest in the trade wars with the EU.

Nothing to do with health and safety and saving the lives of American citizens here chaps.

Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted...

Trumps presser: Shutting the doors to mainland Europe on Friday? Not convinced that will do shit to stop Covid-19 spread in the USA, and, listening to it on the radio, he does not sound well... hhhmmmm

Wonder how the markets are going to react. Not well would be my guess.

Now this is some funny shit: Which Pathogen Wore It Better?


One has to wonder which is the longer term risk?

Do you think that Republicans as they spout their shit will ever understand that...

Graphic mine

Just sayin'

How do I stop Biden becoming the chosen one?

TRUMP: ‘’How do I stop Biden becoming the chosen one? He cannot be allowed to become the democratic nominee because he will beat me in the general. I know! I will collude with a foreign government to make up shit about his kid, that should do it. That should stop them choosing Biden.’’

DEMOCRATS: "Oh my, you great orange fuckwit. You are so scared of Biden that you got fucking impeached trying to take him down. Hhhhmmm. Interesting. I wonder who we should choose to be the democratic nominee? Well, well, here we go you sociopathic wanker."

Biff. Baff. Uppercut.

Trump has weaponised covid-19 and he is going to take out a hell of a lot of people as a result...

Fired the pandemic response team and did nothing to replace them. Check.
Refused the WHO test. Check.
No concrete federal plans in place to ensure that citizens have access to free testing or healthcare if they are exposed to the virus. Check.
Continuing to tell his very stupid base that there is nothing to worry about. Check.
Holding his stupid rallies where some of the most vulnerable to the virus go in their stupid MAGA uniforms to adore the fucker, because his ego needs the constant worship. Check.

The level of irresponsibility is deadly and intentional, no one is this incompetent, not even Trump. I have been trying to figure out why this administration has decided on a strategy that will literally kill off part of his base, and I think I have got it. The economy is tanking and the worse this covid-19 crisis gets the more he will be able to blame the economic downturn on the virus not his handling of the economy, as he heads into November. ‘Not my fault gov. Honest. It was the Chinese wot done it.’

Couple this with the fact that people tend to pull together in times of crisis, and as Americans are generally rather risk averse, they will find it hard to risk changing leadership in the midst of a massive national emergency. After all, that is why Bush Jr got another term, isn’t it, when by all logical measures of competence Kerry should have been sitting in the WH… heh.

Weaponising the virus to try and win a second term, when the economy is tanking, and damn the consequences? Yeah, I can see that.

I have come out for Joe

As an inside outsider I have not, to this point, put my hat in any ring, but today I am officially in the Biden camp.
Years ago, in the last democratic primary I was at newsvine (shut now), we had a real mix of progressives and conservatives, who, until it all went to shit, has some amazing intellectual discussions about policy. In 2016, as a Hillary supporter, I was subjected to the vilest of comments by Bernie supporters, who until that time had loved me when I called out republican bollocks. They were terribly rude about me having the audacity to write as a Brit about American politics, when I was pointing my finger at them rather than the right wing. Not a terribly nice bunch really as it turned out (but this is not why I am supporting Joe).

Couple this with the fact that I have witnessed a too far to the right government for my liking, winning power in the UK, because the general electorate really do not not trust that old crusty democratic socialists will be able to manage the economy and security of the nation, is a lesson that progressives need to understand.

Also, as another poster said the other day, as a white man of power, he stood at the side of younger black man for 8 years, not once trying to steal his policies or take his thunder.

Right now, in the West, we do not need revolutions, we need stability and coherency. We need to try and come together in a period where the markets are losing their minds and Covid. Joe is that guy. And I am not trying to be dramatic when I say that this matters not just for America, but for democracy in the West and not having a WW3. This is not hyperbole... If Bernie manages to seal the nomination Trump will win and democracies will die.

Yeah, in the Joe camp...if I could vote of course

"You're full of shit": Joe Biden Will Never Be NRA President

Joe Biden got into a fine angry verbal foofaraw with a gunhumper at a campaign stop in Michigan today, telling the construction worker who accused him of wanting to "end" the holy Second Amendment "You're full of shit" and adding that his sons hunt, but that doesn't mean everyone has a right to any damn deadly weapon they want.

It was a classic Joe Biden grr-mad. Let's watch!


Biff. Baff. Uppercut.

I think the WH Doctor really dislikes Trump. Properly hates him.

Did you hear Trump at his press conference saying that even though he has been in direct contact with several people who are now in isolation because of contact with a Covid-19 infected righty at CPAC, his doctor has told him that he did not need to get tested for the virus because he felt fantastic (obviously the incubation period is yet again something the wanker does not understand)? Now, call me cynical but an old bloke with morbid obesity, which has no doubt lea to several underlying health conditions, is exactly the type of person that this virus wants to send off planet. And since the President has had up and close with the virus, surely the right response from the doctor would be testing, and putting a plan together for if/when the old toad gets the virus that could literally kill him?

So either Trump is lying about the medical advice, which is possible, as he continues to yugely underplay the significance of the impact to the US as the virus spreads. OR - and this is also very possible- the doctor in the WH finds him as odious as the rest of do...

Oh, Covid!! Pppsssttt, Over Here...
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