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Soph0571

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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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The Volatile Mermaid Tweet of the YEAR!

https://twitter.com/OhNoSheTwitnt/status/1419030879561728000

If Ted Cruz is upset about the Cleveland Indians changing their name just wait until he finds out about how he started going by Ted instead of Rafael to appeal to racists.


Trump 2024 flag flown in anti everything Trafalgar Square protests today is peak Brexit Britain 2021

https://twitter.com/antartica81/status/1418919427920338951

A week into 'freedom' and the anti-vaxxers are having another normal one. What the hell are they protesting?

Oh and yes that was a Trump 2024 flag you saw.


Idiots at a super spreader event cause no-one is vaccinated is sooooo MAGA, no wonder the flag makes actual sense. Two peas in the same pod.

God help us, it has only been two years...



He forgot about the constant attacks on democracy, freedom and the courts.

Only two years, and yet he has managed to destroy more of the British character, and risk the break up of the Union, in that time than other PM in the history of these islands of ours. Fun times.

Male pale and authoritarian right wing stale will always make it about them...


Graphic mine

You are a racist if you call out my racism should be so last century. We are not racist they cry as they wave their confederate slave flags and remove MLK from the curriculum. Heh.

What is WRONG with these people?

Perusing the interwebs this morning I came across two stories - one from the states and one from the UK that encapsulate the madness that has descended on certain parts of our communities cause far right populism and Q has created such damage.

Firstly I read a story in Vice Breast Cancer Patient Attacked by Violent Anti-Mask Protest Outside Clinic

Wait? What? From the article:

A breast cancer patient says she was sprayed with bear mace, physically assaulted, and verbally abused outside a cancer treatment center in West Hollywood, Los Angeles by far-right activists who were angry over the clinic’s mandatory mask policy.
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“You are protesting a breast cancer fucking center. It has everything to do with me and my community,” Burns said. “Do you know anything about chemotherapy? Do you know what happens to the immune system?”
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A woman holding a megaphone shoved Burns, and then punched her several times. Burns said, on social media, that the woman hit her in the chest and struck her scars.

[link:https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkbxmg/breast-cancer-patient-attacked-anti-mask-protest|]
Emphasis mine

Protesting outside a Cancer Centre. Unvaccinated and Unmasked Protestors shouting at and physically attacked cancer patients whose treatment will have left them auto immune suppressed. What is WRONG with these people? Do the have any self awareness at all about what dicks they are?

Meanwhile over here in blighty we have a volunteer rescue service call the RNLI. They pop off onto the high seas when people get into drowning trouble etc. They have been in the news a bit recently because our pernicious far right Home Secretary has introduced a new law which means you could end up in prison for a very long time if you help a refugee or asylum seeker to enter the country, even if there is no monetary value to you. The RNLI quite rightly made the point that if a boatload of refugees was to start sinking in the English channel, they would of course do their upmost to save them and bring them on shore and would not expect to get banged up for it. Much obfuscation from the government and the right wing labelling them a taxi service for migrants rather than the rescue service manned purely by volunteers that they actually are.

Upshot of this of course means that last night:



I see your American right wing fuckery and raise it with some home grown right wing faux fury from across the pond. This is the result of the culture wars that the right have wound up for years...
Protesting breast cancer clinics
Protesting volunteer lifeboats

And we know that these are only two examples of a much wider issue. Same exact mindset two different continents. Their dangerous lunacy is exhausting.

Pottering in Portobello

This is a hell of a paragraph



Right wing America - voting against their own best interests from time

Catholic priest who wants to prevent Biden from receiving communion resigns in sex scandal

Last month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a measure that could prohibit President Biden, a devout Catholic, from receiving communion. Conservative bishops do not wish Biden to receive communion because of his support for abortion rights.

Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, general secretary of the USCCB, was a strong supporter of the measure, but he has resigned due to allegations of "serial sexual misconduct," as reported in The PIllar, a Catholic publication. Burrill was allegedly using Grindr for sex hookups, which goes against Catholic priests' vow of celibacy.

[link:https://boingboing.net/2021/07/22/catholic-priest-who-wants-to-prevent-biden-from-receiving-communion-resigns-in-sex-scandal.html|]

To be clear I do not care about this Priests sex life, I think celibacy is an absolute nonsense, but the hypocrisy of trying to deny Biden communion because you are right wing moralising about a policy position, while you are breaking the most important rule of a Priests life... ridiculous.
Rule to live your life by. Let he who casts the first stone make bloody sure he is not squatting in a glass house!

This is so f*cking epic.

https://twitter.com/itsdylan46/status/1418402191467941888

This is so fucking epic. I love him.


That is just brilliant.

Calling out the bollocks by shoving actual bollocks in the face of stupid.

Genius!

I went to the theatre yesterday, first time since before lockdown one.

West End without the tourists. A sunny day. An air conditioned theatre. In a box. A brilliantly funny play called The Comeback. So very cleverly done. I laughed like a drain. It was grand. That is all.
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