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Soph0571

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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:59 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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First they came for your hamberders...



In Sworn Testimony in Inauguration Scandal Case, Donald Trump Jr. Made Apparently False Statements

One of the clearest instances of Trump Jr. not testifying accurately came when he was asked about Winston Wolkoff. As the lawsuit notes, during the organization of the inauguration, Winston Wolkoff, then a close friend of Melania Trump, had raised concerns with the president-elect, Ivanka Trump, and Gates about the prices the Trump Hotel was charging the inauguration committee for events to be held there. This included a written warning to Ivanka Trump and Gates that Trump’s hotel was trying to charge the committee twice the market rate for event space. (Gates ignored the warning, the lawsuit notes, and the committee struck a contract with the Trump Hotel for $1.03 million, an amount the lawsuit says was far above the hotel’s own pricing guidelines.)

During his deposition, Trump Jr. was asked about Winston Wolkoff: “Do you know her?” He replied, “I know of her. I think I’ve met her, but I don’t know her. If she was in this room I’m not sure I would recognize her.” He added, “I had no involvement with her.”






[link:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/04/in-sworn-testimony-in-inauguration-scandal-case-donald-trump-jr-made-apparently-false-statements/|]

Liar liar pants on fire! SURPRISE!

Heads up, finals are up in GD my loves

Link here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215373508

Splendid competition and you know what I am going to say... go vote and kick the arse to support all of us who where involved in the comp and also just part of this very splendid group! Huzzah!



📸Finals for the April Photography Contest. Roll Up, Roll Up and VOTE HERE! 📸

VOTING IN NOW CLOSED - THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Hello to the lovelies of the best discussion site on the web. Many of you have voted and commented in the preliminary rounds and I am delighted to present to you the final nine pics as decided on by you!

For those who did not see the earlier voting round the theme was Any photos taken after the sun goes down.

Please feel free to express your admiration in the comments to praise some of the wonders you will witness here today!!

Posted in GD per permission and custom.

THIS POLL IS OPEN FOR 72 HOURS FROM POSTING

And now without further ado ladies, gentlemen and others I present to you some splendid pictures, for your votes, delectation and delight!


The Diamond Ring


Lighting Parade, Carnival 2006, Oranjestad


Woodbine Street


I Love Paris


Catch the midnight train


The Moon and the Tree, At Night


Ibiza


Late Night @ the Ritz


Milky Way Over Red Rock Canyon


Full Moon Rising Over The Snow Capped Peaks Behind Downtown L.A.


Everyone I fucked up in the copy and paste and one of the entries did not get the votes needed. I have added the photo that met the vote threshold, but not to be a bitch the pic that I messed up on stays. Thanks Peg!


Worthy applause to everyone who made the final!

Even when fully vaccinated...



Hehehe Brill!

The first can't hold...

https://twitter.com/mrjamesob/status/1386229448610099201

The defence offered by Johnson’s few honest apologists has always been that his utter unsuitability for office was negated by electoral popularity & mitigated by the calibre of personnel he surrounded himself with. If the second bit continues to fall apart, the first can’t hold.





Bless their tiny hate filled hearts



Hehehe. Funny.

The juxtaposition of that they think they are versus what they really are... if they weren't such fascist pricks you would almost feel sorry for them.

Turns out fascists are really shit leaders in pandemic times. Who would have thought it?

https://twitter.com/jasonintrator/status/1386030584611414018

Were the COVID crises in the US, Brazil, and India predictable? From the preface of the paperback edition of How Fascism Works, written in early March 2020, before COVID had really arrived in Brazil. Published in May 2020.




Thankfully America had the sense to get out from under the former guy. Brazil and India are still dying with the reckoning bought on by voting ultranationalists into office. Vote on the twisted ideology of othering and you get the incompetence and utter mismanagement you might expect... the far right hate reason, critical thinking skills and fact based decision making - these are counter ethical to all the hate they hold dear. Of course they were going to fuck up the pandemic response, and the worst thing about it is I am quite sure they don't give a shit. What was it Stalin said- one death is a tragedy and a million is a statistic? Heh. Indeed.

Far right gaslighting 101 (or fascist desperation to the rest of us)



Come on!!!! Surely they can do better than that? This is want they are going with? That Biden owns the insurrectionists. That the MAGAts this fascist barbie helped incite are all about Biden. They are going try and rewrite history with this nonsense and make it stick? LOL

I love the smell of far right desperation with my morning cup of tea.

Democracy dies by degrees and the republican party has made it abundantly clear that they are...

...planning the death of American democracy by a thousand legislative cuts.

The response to the other guy losing is every fascist authoritarian racist nativist wannabees wet dream. Over 360 bills in 47 states undermining the electoral systems to a huge degree. I mean come on. Want to protest systemic racism in Florida and a Nazi runs you over and kills you, nothing to see here folks. First amendment be damned. Want to vote in Georgia? Good luck with that. Attempts to purge voter rolls in Arizona is paused for now, but only cause the big lie freaks in the legislature felt it did not go far enough.

Let’s pretend the insurrection did not happen

Let’s repeat the big lie ad nauseum to undermine faith in how voting shit works

Let’s limit the power of election officials

Let’s give ourselves the power to overturn election results

Let’s steam roll through legislation to silence and disempower those who have a problem with male, pale, stale, fascist, lying racist fuckers clinging onto EVERYTHING.

They will happily see the great experiment die rather than cede any control at all to anyone who does not think and act JUST LIKE THEM.

As Steven Levitsky so eloquently puts is
“This is how elected autocrats subvert democracy—packing and “weaponizing” the courts and other neutral agencies, buying off the media and the private sector (or bullying them into silence), and rewriting the rules of politics to tilt the playing field against opponents. The tragic paradox of the electoral route to authoritarianism is that democracy’s assassins use the very institutions of democracy—gradually, subtly, and even legally—to kill it.”

They need to be stopped.



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