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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:59 PM
Number of posts: 9,685

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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I am on TikTok LOLOLOL

The young lady I mentor and I went for a walk through some of the nicer stores in London @ the weekend and she did a tiktok.


Copy and paste the link...

How splendid.
Intergenerational friendships are bloody fantastic.

Can you guess the name of the UKIP Mayoral Candidate in London?


LOL. You could not make it up

For anyone reading this who does not understand the reference....
The term refers in particular to the colour of a person's flushed face when expressing their strong opinions, as compared to the type of pork of the same name.[1][2] It is defined in this context by the Oxford English Dictionary as "various parasynthetic adjectives referring to particularly reddish or florid complexions".[3]

In 2018, it became particularly known as a term to describe either those on the political right or those who supported Brexit.

Surprise! Dictators don't like Democracy! Oh! My!

How marvellous that America is back in the game. Dictators don't like Biden cause Biden is not Putin's Poodle, China's Chump or Jung Un's Joke.

All of the dictators, strongmen and wannabee strongmen love themselves a wannabee destroyer of democracy, defenders of democracy, not so much. But then as Boebert is a insurrectionist Nazi, and a fucking idiot, democracy bad, totalitarian trump state good. Heh.

On other note - looking at the response from Dictators R Us to Bidens Administration, reinforces how close the west came to a real threat to our democratic way of life. If Trump had won a second term it does not bear thinking about how much strain that would have put on the post WW2 settlement. A strain I am not sure it could have born.

In case you missed it and want to participate

The Photography Group launched the April Contest on Thursday and I think it would be rather splendid if you popped along and showed us your picci wares...

The link is here:


Come along one and all!!!!

If you have any questions about any of it we have a thread for that too...


Come on over, you know you want to. 😘

Ted Lieu has some questions for the insurrectionist supporting Nazis in the house...

Anglo - Saxon caucus? Good grief. I suppose Klu Klux Klan and the Patriots were already taken.

Also - have they never heard of 1066. Angles and Saxons disappeared into the mists of history a very long time ago. But Nazi be stupid Nazi. All the best people belong to this caucus. They have even let in an alleged child sex trafficker into its elite ranks. Gonna guess a fine upstanding citizen like Ted would not be welcome amongst the (apparently resurrected)angles and saxons (cultural appropriation by the fascist white supremacist part of amerikkka anyone?), and also gonna guess that Ted will not be devastated to not be amongst them.

📸📸📸April Photography Contest is now LAUNCHED - NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES📸📸📸

Hello my fine fellow DUers. This is the official submission thread for the April Photography Contest. The theme has been decided by the marvellous rdking647 won the February contest.

The theme this month is:

Any photos taken after the sun goes down.

This thread will be closed to new submissions on the 22nd April 2021 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.


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.

📸📸📸April Photography Contest Comment Thread 📸📸📸

Hi my loves

The April Contest is now open for submissions:


The theme is Any photos taken after the sun goes down.

Please keep any comments to this thread.
Looking forward to some splendid entries and much kicking of the competition to ensure that we spread to news of beauty and splendour far and wide, cause you know with this theme the pictures are going to rock.

Have at it

'Marry your rapist' laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice

“The fact that nearly half of women still cannot make their own decisions about whether or not to have sex, use contraception or seek healthcare should outrage us all,” said Kanem. “In essence, hundreds of millions of women and girls do not own their own bodies. Their lives are governed by others.”

More than 30 countries restrict women’s freedom outside the home, while girls and boys with disabilities are nearly three times more likely to be subjected to sexual violence, with girls at the greatest risk.

Education is key to improving bodily autonomy, said the report, while laws must be changed, and social norms must become more gender balanced. Health providers can also play a critical role.

“The denial of bodily autonomy is a violation of women and girls’ fundamental human rights that reinforces inequalities and perpetuates violence arising from gender discrimination,” said Kanem. “It is nothing less than an annihilation of the spirit, and it must stop.”


There but for the grace, right?

Well, when ya lay down with dogs...

The other one went of on one on Saturday night. Taking aim @ McTurtle and Pence to name but two. Not holding back he has demonstrated that no matter how much loyalty they show him, how much arse kissing they do, he holds them all in contempt. Puppets to be used and abused for the family Grift and yet they come back for more, again and again....

Gotta love the one about giving McTurtles missus a job and him not even saying thanks... yet again demonstrating that jobs were awarded not based on competence but on based on what Trump got out of it...

When you lay down with a lying, racist, grifting, sex assaulting, thieving, morally vacant republican hound of hell - for power, privilege and white supremacy - you are going to get burnt. It is inevitable.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of sycophantic enablers of the trump horror show.

The pro-life bone fides are undeniable, right?

This is literal handmaid’s tale bullshit. They do know the handmaids tale is not supposed to be a to do list, right?

Dissociation 101.

The anti-reproductive health’s crowd is an exemplar of this distorted thinking model from the right.

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