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Soph0571

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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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We'll block trade deal if Brexit imperils open Irish border, say US politicians

Source: The Guardian

Any future US-UK trade deal would almost certainly be blocked by the US Congress if Brexit affects the Irish border and jeopardises peace in Northern Ireland, congressional leaders and diplomats have warned.

Boris Johnson has presented a trade deal with the US as a way of offsetting the economic costs of leaving the EU, and Donald Trump promised the two countries could strike “a very substantial trade agreement” that would increase trade “four or five times”.

Trump, however, would not be able to push an agreement through a hostile Congress, where there would be strong bipartisan opposition to any UK trade deal in the event of a threat to the 1998 Good Friday agreement, and to the open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/31/brexit-mess-with-good-friday-and-well-block-uk-trade-deal-us-politicians-warn



The implications on this are clear. However, they are trying to warn full on delusional idiots - they will shrug and say that Congress is bluffing as this narrative does not fit with their fantasy Brexit strategy. They are very good at ignoring the facts, they excel at it!

We all fell into Trumps burning world of fire...



Burning in so many ways. The environment, the economy, the division, the hatred, the racism, the resistance to truth, he would see democracy burn.

Fire Extinguisher STAT

BOOM!!



Exactly this!

The President is a f*cking nutjob

My populist is not as insane as your populist. I was all over Boris Johnson being Trump lite. A Trump populist wannabee. He is. But he is still at least somewhat sane. Trump not so much. The evidence if any needed...

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1156247079880220673

Holy shit. The account the president of the United States just retweeted (@LYNNTHO06607841) posted a meme 5 days ago accusing the Clintons of "torturing and sacrificing children" and then consuming their secretions.




The PRESIDENT is retweeting this account? Sorry. This goes beyond gaslighting. This is fucking insane.

This surely goes beyond any ideas of impeachment. Article 25 anyone?

North Carolina strategist accused of rigging House election indicted for perjury and obstruction ...

...of justice

On Tuesday, WSOC News 9 reported that Leslie McCrae Dowless, the embattled political strategist at the heart of the North Carolina House election scandal, has been indicted on new charges, including obstruction of justice, perjury, solicitation to commit perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and unlawful possession of absentee ballots.
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The election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District was invalidated early this year by the North Carolina Board of Elections after a series of irregularities with absentee ballots in Bladen and Robeson Counties were uncovered. Mark Harris, the Republican Nominee, won the election by fewer than 1,000 votes, but he won a suspiciously high percentage of absentee ballots in these races, and subsequently some ballot harvesters admitted to being paid to collect ballots from disproportionately elderly African-American voters and illegally delivering them to Dowless.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/north-carolina-strategist-accused-of-rigging-house-election-indicted-for-perjury-and-obstruction-of-justice/|

GOOD. How long do you reckon he will get? I suppose it depends on what wing nut appointee gets the case?

Fret-O-Crats?!?!



Heh. Of course, this fails to make the point that the vast majority will coalesce behind the chosen candidate, but on the level of debate that we bear witness to in some corners of the interwebs and in the MSM, it is not wrong!

Trump voters were always racist, and Trump set them free.

What is happening is as plain as the nose on our collective faces. Trump voters were always racist, and Trump set them free. We are witness to this daily.

Trump realised early on that the majority of his supporters, disciples and devotees are racist, be it overt, covert or sub-conscious dogmatism, and that they had been faithfully anticipating the day when a populist prejudiced leader was successfully able to challenge the ‘politically correct’ status quo and seize power from the relative centre ground. They had been waiting for a Trump to come along and not only tell them it's acceptable to give in to their bigotry and just be the repugnant people that they are and have always yearned to be, but to actively encourage them to do so. He has fostered and sanctioned a malign rage, in his base, against anyone who is not just like them – brown and black people, foreigners and pretty much every other minority grouping is at risk from his supporter’s intemperate violence of word and deed. And they are so, so thankful that he has given then this permission to be the hate filled nasty fuckers that they really are, that they fanatically idolise him. They have all worked together, turning him into the commander of an extremist fundamentalist cult movement, and he is both loving it and capitalising on it. It is, after all, what all corrupt and unscrupulous fascists do.

He has given permission to a predominately uneducated, resentful, spiteful and increasingly nativist base that 'the other' is to blame for all their economic and social anxieties, even while, it is evident to anyone with a brain, that this is a distraction tactic, allowing Trump and his ilk to steal everything his cultists own, to line the pockets of himself, his family and his toadies. However, they will never turn on him, as he gives them approval and endorses them gleefully giving into their despicable predispositions. That is why these fools and deluded muckrakers shun any construct of realism (i.e., the real world and facts) that Trump has not directly concocted and sanctioned for them. And, Trump knows it and plays on it.

Duplicity, abhorring one co-hort or another and falsehoods, are embedded in and is the republican ethos in its entirety. Vilifying and denigrating ‘the other’ are so necessary to the republican identity these days that they wilfully choose to ignore truth, reality, data, and history. This is self-evident, demonstrable and incontestable.

Trump knows that the people who sustain him and his ideology are too idiotic and detestable to not vote against their own best interests. They are racists. Hatred of black and brown people is who they are to the core of their being. They will follow a leader over the edge of a cliff, like a bunch of lemmings, as long as the person they're following continues to give them permission to be the illiberal, bigoted, parochial, petty and narrow-minded shower that they have always been.

Just sayin'

The Republican Im(moral) Compass



Indeed.

Inspiration of the Day!



Good guy with a gun fails to prevent 3,374th successive US mass shooting

America is beginning to wonder precisely when a good guy with a gun is actually going to prevent a mass shooting.

The good guy with a gun has been cited as an effective deterrent against firearm homicide, but has thus far failed to save any of the almost 300,000 Americans killed by firearms since 2000.

With yet another massacre taking place yesterday at a food festival in California, some Americans have started to wonder where the heck this good guy actually is – and some lone, dissenting voices have begun to question if he even exists.


[link:https://newsthump.com/2019/07/29/good-guy-with-a-gun-fails-to-prevent-3374th-successive-us-mass-shooting/|

I know it is satire, but it is so close to the mark as to be factual reporting!
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