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October 31, 2020

Sir Sean Connery death: Legendary Scottish actor who played James Bond dies aged 90

Source: The Independent

Legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery has died, aged 90.

The Scottish Bafta-winning star played the British spy from 1962 until 1983.

More to follow

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/sean-connery-death-age-cause-bond-actor-b1477113.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1604147457

Another legend gone
May he RIP
October 31, 2020

I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies.


These Trump supporters, many of whom were armed, surrounded the bus on the interstate and attempted to drive it off the road. They outnumbered police 50-1, and they ended up hitting a staffer’s car. 3/

The police refused to help. When I flagged down one officer, he said his hands were tied: “not my jurisdiction.” He was wearing a blue stripe bandana. 4/

Understandably, though nobody was hurt, the rest of the tour was cancelled. And as a historian who studied the rise of the Third Reich, I can tell you: this is how a democracy dies. 5/

While Germany still had elections and Hitler was merely a disgraced politician, his militia of Brownshirts interrupted his opponents’ political meetings and incited violence on the streets. You know what happened next. 6/

We don’t know what Trump’s supporters (or Russia) have planned for Tuesday. We don’t know what kind of intimidation and suppression will inevitably occur. 7/

But we can be prepared. In the next four days, we can create such a landslide that their efforts are futile, sending a message that Nazi tactics have no place in America. 8/

MAGA is the new brown shirt and they are getting away with this shit - driving people of the road and the police failing to stop their unlawful behaviour... Welcome to Texas and the fascist police state that is Trumps wet dream...If MAGA cannot win by democratic means, they will not give up MAGA, they will give up democracy. They need to be stopped. 4 more days and then the hard work starts because the people who think that this kind of undemocratic behaviour are still going to be there.

October 31, 2020

Consigned to the Trump Tower Dumpster before election day, Oh my!

Berlin Madame Tussauds Trump display in the run up to the election... as Trump keeps telling us HE IS THE MOST RESPECTED PRESIDENT EVER internationally. Sure Jan.

October 31, 2020

There is a clear and compelling reason why our current leaders are so relentlessly shit...

The Conservative movement on both sides of the pond have a demographic make up that looks like something from the 1950’s. Republican leaders (as in Congress, Senate Governors) are 87% white men. Trumps Cabinet is as equally lacking in diversity with 87% male of which 80% are white, with women making up a whopping 13% of those around the top table. Here in the UK, in BoJo’s cabinet we have a similar but slightly better picture, with 71% of the cabinet being male, and 86% white (but with no black people), while the overall parliamentary party is very definitely reflective of the last century. There are 30 less female Conservative MPs in comparison to the Labour Party, even though the Tories have an 80-seat majority, making up just 19% of the parliamentary party. On top of this only 6% of MPs are from an ethnic minority.

No wonder they so shit at running anything, never mind in a time of pandemic. Right wing white men think they know it all. They have been told all their lives how special they, how they are the cleverest, the strongest, but in reality, because of their inevitable privilege they know next to nothing about anything. They have actively chosen to not surround themselves with a diversity of opinion and life experience outside their privileged bubble of elites that think and look exactly like them. Children are going hungry, people are losing their homes, horrifying numbers are falling ill and dying, because they choose to have policies based on what their privilege looks like, rather than on what the people need.

Couple this with the fact that they are heartless by design, and is it any wonder they are so demonstrably relentlessly shit. At least you get to get rid of yours next week. We are stuck with ours for another 4 long years.

October 30, 2020

Trump on twitter actively recruiting for an Army for Trump

At this point he would rather people end up dead on election day, than vote for Biden. He knows and we know that when he calls for an army he wants a bunch of heavily armed fascists to stop people voting, no doubt in their minds by any means necessary.

If nothing else this demonstrated that he is clearly unhinged as the end to his time in office draws every closer. He is asking violent thugs to rock up and do their thing. And they will.

October 30, 2020

Trump adviser Stephen Miller reveals aggressive second-term immigration agenda

In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called sanctuary cities, expanding the so-called travel ban with tougher screening for visa applicants and slapping new limits on work visas.
Miller has spearheaded an immigration policy that critics describe as cruel, racist and antithetical to American values as a nation of immigrants. He scoffs at those claims, insisting that his only priority is to protect the safety and wages of Americans.


Nazi does more Nazi! Surprise!!! They are just hideous and I am not trying to be funny, but if Trump somehow manages to get a second term I am not sure how many people will be knocking down the door to enter America anyway. After all, who would want to emigrate to a violent fascist white supremacist theocratic police state?
October 29, 2020

How the actual fuck can ANYONE vote for Trump at this point?

I am watching the 3rd in a series of documentaries about Trump on the BBC, this one covering impeachment until today. Because he does so much shit all of the time you forget 90% of what he has done, you would go insane otherwise. So tonight let us remember, that in one year:

Ukraine quid pro quo
Mass graves cause Covid
The demonization of Fauci cause science
Encouraging violence and divisiveness
China Virus
Tells his cult to ignore the advice of his own fucking government
Ultra violet and disinfectant
George Floyd Lynching
Black Lives matter - Trump in a bunker
Trump low buzzing and gassing peaceful protestors
'Law and order' for racist fuckers, sending heavily armed brown shirts into crowds of peaceful protestors
Reporters violently attacked by state and federal 'law and order'
Beating up the first amendment for a photo op in front of a church (upside down state bible?!?!) Christian nationalism writ large, that worships power, not God.
(The religious right are evil fuckers - my observation from the documentary)
BLM is marxist
Tried to demolish all of the institutions of America
Trump thinks he will be remembered as one of the greatest presidents America has ever had.
COVID Super Spreader. Ignoring all the rules while infected. Thinks he is a covid immune super man as hundreds of thousands die.

This is how we see America. Some dick just said he is a rock star. Heh. It was a devastating portrayal of who and what he and the people surrounding him are, and yet still there are fucking idiots who think he is a good plan.

Babies in concentration camps.

October 29, 2020

Corbyn suspended and has had the whip removed

Further to JC's statement today that the EHRC report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has been greatly exaggerated, Starmer is not playing, the Corbynistas are going to lose their minds...

October 28, 2020

Anonymous aka Miles Taylor was a critical part of the team that decided to separate thousands of..

..of migrant kids from their parents


Miles Taylor was a critical part of the team that decided to separated thousands of migrant kids from their parents, resulting in lifelong psychological trauma. He would like you to believe otherwise.

This is the way Miles Taylor talked about family separation LAST WEEK ("It's horrible. But...&quot when news broke parents of 545 separated kids still cannot be located. He later deleted the tweet.

Rat on sinking ship trying to a 'it was not me it was them, I was only following nazi orders' bollocks. Fuck you very much.

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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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