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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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Republican who claimed the Nazi Party was run by gay people is running for governor of Massachusetts

A Republican politician who is campaigning to become the governor of Massachusetts once wrote a book claiming that the Nazi Party was run by homosexuals.

Scott Lively will face Charlie Baker in September's primary for the state after gaining enough support at the Republican Party convention in Massachusetts last week.

However, he has a very patchy record when it comes to equality and homophobia. In 1995 he wrote a highly controversial book called The Pink Swastika.

In the book, he claimed that the German National Socialist Party led by Adolf Hitler was run by "militaristic" homosexuals who instigated the Holocaust.

Of course, Lively's claims are utterly ridiculous and have been widely criticised and debunked by historians since the publication of the book.




[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/scott-lively-republican-governor-massachusetts-anti-lgbt-nazi-party-abortion-8347476|

Talk about scrapping the bottom of the rancid right wing loon barrel!

AJ Delgado Needs Your Gofundme Cash, But Not Like A Welfare Queen, THIS IS DIFFERENT



The Internet wasted no time in coming up with AJ Delgado’s greatest hits on welfare queens, takers and freeloaders:

From National Review, in an article, somewhat ironically, on why she does not choose to have children and conservatives should stop telling her to get her babymaker going:

Having children isn’t an achievement. The entire animal kingdom does it. The “welfare queen” down the block has done it six times with another on the way. Having a child is not an achievement; raising a child well is. We should encourage and applaud the latter, not the former.




[link:https://wonkette.com/633788/aj-delgado-needs-your-gofundme-cash-but-not-like-a-welfare-queen-this-is-different|

Karma is such a bitch!

I KNEW I had seen him somewhere before!!



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Right-wing writers have found a staggering new argument to claim why they're oppressed

Despite the fact that Republican politicians are in charge of Congress and the White House while a conservative-leaning majority reigns in the Supreme Court, conservatives are nevertheless convinced that “the Left” is using political correctness to quash their ideas.

This pattern of thought is nowhere more evident than in the writings of National Review writer David French, who Friday published a story defending a recent article — written by the New York Times’ Bari Weiss — about the “Intellectual Dark Web.”

The web is a “network” of iconoclastic thinkers who include people like Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, and Ayan Hirsi Ali.

Despite these individuals’ relative success, the idea of the Intellectual Dark Web is that they are somehow kept down by oppressive political correctness and excluded from legacy media outlets. French argues, however, that “the path to prominence for many of these now-popular people has sometimes been painful.”


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/right-wing-writers-found-staggering-new-argument-claim-theyre-oppressed/|

Boo Hoo

Dick Cheney: Liar and proud torture advocate



The torture program set up by the George W. Bush administration in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was a brutal, illegal, and slipshod travesty for which there has been no reckoning. All of the people who designed, implemented, and justified the brutal and useless interrogations of terrorism detainees have successfully ducked accountability for a variety of reasons: Republicans actively support torture, Democrats voluntarily abandoned their opportunity to impose accountability for the program, and both parties are apt to excuse flagrant abuses committed in the name of “national security.”

This is why we have the grim spectacle of President Donald Trump (whose stated position on torture is that it should be used as sadistic punishment) nominating as CIA director Gina Haspel, who oversaw the torture of detainees and later led the effort to destroy videotaped evidence of interrogations. It’s also why former Vice President Dick Cheney can go on cable news and give lie-filled defenses of the horrific interrogation program he shepherded into existence.

Cheney sat down with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo this week and oozed out a series of falsehoods about his torture program -- lies that elicited precisely zero challenges from Bartiromo. Let’s run through the many misleading claims and outright bullshit Cheney spewed in defense of his shameful legacy.


[link:https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/05/11/Dick-Cheney-Liar-and-proud-torture-advocate/220193|

Is devils spawn to harsh?

Wearing Prison Stripes, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Refuses To Condemn White House Mocking of McCain



When the White House goes low, Sarah Huckabee Sanders goes lower, as she has refused to condemn a White House staffer’s mocking of dying Sen. John McCain.

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Transcript:

Q: We have heard a lot about white house aide Kelly Sadler and her comments about Senator McCain reportedly saying in a meeting the president shouldn’t worry about the senator’s opposition to the nomination of Haspel because he is dying away. Megan McCain wondered allowed today why the aide still has a job at the white house. Does she still have a job?

Sanders: I’m not going to comment on an internal staffer meeting.


Q: Does the White House not think you need to condemn these remarks or —

Sanders: I’m not going to validate a leak one way or the other out of an internal staff meeting.

Q: Are you saying she didn’t say this?

Sanders: Again I’m not going to validate a leak out of an internal staff meeting one way or the other.

Q: Does the president regret what he said during the campaign about John McCain when he said he wasn’t a war hero, he prefers people that weren’t captured?

Sanders: I believe the president has spoken about that. I haven’t talked with him specifically about that. Jeff.


[link:https://www.politicususa.com/2018/05/11/white-house-mocking-john-mccain.html|

And so it goes on.....

Dem Congressional Candidate Forces TV Station To Run 'Fuck The NRA' Ad Uncensored



“Their program policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers,” Davis continues. “I’m Pat Davis and I approve this message because if Congress won’t change our gun laws, we’re changing Congress.”

Davis’ ad ran around 12:30 p.m. local time Friday on KRQE, the local CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, but station manager Bill Anderson bemoaned the fact that he couldn’t censor it.

“We received a request for airtime from a legitimate federal candidate for office, and according to federal election rules, we are required to give him the same access as his opponents,” he said. “This station, by law, is not permitted to censor or in any way edit this commercial.”


[link:http://addictinginfo.com/2018/05/11/dem-congressional-candidate-forces-tv-station-to-run-fck-the-nra-ad-uncensored/|


Hehehe - tell it how it is old chap!

The Difference Between Class And Ass



Heh

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL ALLOWING TAXPAYER FUNDED ANTI-GAY DISCRIMINATION - SAYS IT ENABLES 'DIVERSITY'

Republican Governor Mary Fallin has just signed an anti-gay bill that will enshrine into Oklahoma law discrimination against same-sex couples and LGBT people. The legislation, known as SB 1140, will allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies to cite their "religious or moral convictions" to refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt.
"SB 1140 allows faith-based agencies that contract with Oklahoma to continue to operate in accordance with their beliefs," Governor Fallin said in a statement. "In a day and time when diversity is becoming a core value to society because it will lead to more options, we should recognize its value for serving Oklahoma also because it leads to more options for loving homes to serve Oklahoma children."


[link:http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2018/05/governor-signs-bill-allowing-taxpayer-funded-anti-gay-discrimination-says-it-enables-diversity/|

This must surely be struck down on appeal?
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