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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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I am now 'older'

When did this happen??? I was sitting on a London Tube on my commute home tonight. Luckily for me I start from my office in outer London to travel to my home in Central London, so I always get a seat. Busying myself on my i-pad while listening to a bbc radio 4 podcast (very interesting about a hidden UK white nationalist on the international scene) I was not paying much notice to what was going on around me. I happened to look up and see a VERY pregnant woman standing (at this point standing room only on the tube) beside me. I, of course, immediately offered my seat. She very politely declined my offer. Fine. But then a young woman sitting beside me turned to me to say ' Oh, I did not notice her until you offered your seat'. She promptly offered her seat which was accepted with enthusiasm by the pregnant woman.

When the hell did I become the woman that needs a seat on the commute over a pregnant lass? Well, today...... OMG I just became 'older'. BTW I am not 90

Question for all - when did you have that moment when the young start to pity you? Would rather stand 8 months pregnant than put you out? As someone in their late 40's I like to think I am a young late 40's...... obviously not.

Could it be anymore plagiarised?

the nerve and the stupidity is mind boggling

You could not make this shit up

The stupid....it hurts

Sittin' underneath a tree

Bank Holiday Monday. My local green space. Sitting underneath a 300 year old tree. Some rough red, a baguette, some (very ripe) cambazola and pate.. perfect!

Separated at birth #897


The likeliness is uncanny

Meeting In The Middle

Right-Wing Coalition Crafts Model Legislation to Advance Christian Dominionism in the States

Project Blitz has nothing to do with attacking the quarterback, or a sudden and sustained military attack. It does, however, have everything to do with a concerted effort by the Christian Right to bombard state legislatures across the country with model legislation related to, among other things, attacking the LGBTQ community and codifying its stilted version of religious freedom.

"In God We Trust," should be on display in public buildings and on license plates; "the role of religion in the constitutional history of the United States" should "be publicly displayed in court houses and other state and local buildings throughout" the states; The Bible should be taught "as an elective course in public schools; "proclamations" recognizing Religious Freedom Day, Christian Heritage Month, Year of The Bible, and Christmas Day, should be issued, are some of the model bills created by a Religious Right project called "Project Blitz."
According to Clarkson, Project Blitz has set up three categories of interest: "Category 1,'Legislation Regarding Our Country's Religious Heritage,' seek to recognize' Christian principles" in American history, including what they term "Judeo-Christian dimensions"; "Measures in Category 2 are framed as 'Resolutions and Proclamations Recognizing the Importance of Religious History'; "The model bills in Category 3 are framed as Religious Liberty Protection Legislation, which, they believe, may'have the greatest immediate impact on protecting religious liberties.'"


Interesting if unsurprising read

The jokes write themselves....

.......but is the joke on us?


Are you a Republican who would like to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020? Good luck with that.
The Republican National Committee just voted to get rid of the body that organizes presidential primary debates, so if you want to debate other GOP presidential candidates, including President Trump, you'll have to do it on your own. (And don't expect Trump to agree to a debate.)

CNN calls it "a small but meaningful change signaling that Republicans do not plan to sanction any primary debates in the upcoming presidential election cycle." It's also "a warning to would-be Republican rivals of President Donald Trump about his strong support among party loyalists."


The fragility of democracy ......

GOP Attacks on Obamacare Have Hurt Republicans the Most

A few separate studies by Gallup, Harvard and the Commonwealth Fund all point to more people being uninsured in the Trump era. The Commonwealth Fundís research, the most recently published, shows uninsured Republicans going from 7.9 percent in 2016 to 13.9 percent in early 2018. Over the same period, uninsured Democrats have held firm at 9.1 percent.

As Mother Jones notes, Republicans now have a higher uninsured rate than before Obamacare even. Talk about undoing all of the positive work the previous president tried to provide for the entire country.


It always amazes me how people vote against their own self interest
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