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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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No-one could ever call me Florence

I am shit with blood and bowels and vomit. When I was 16-18 I worked as a cleaner in one of my parents nursing homes. I was heaving *gack* pretty much all of the time. But now I have made a decision and I am living it. As the SO spends most of the day in bed, hunkered down with his pain, I am being his Nightingale. Quite frankly, my ability to put up with *gack* seems to have matured as my only focus is to make him as comfortable as possible. What he gets he needs, always. But the dread of him leaving me, laying heavy in the pit of my stomach, will not cease. He is dying in front of my eyes. Every time I go check on him, I expect it to be the last time I see him breathing. So yet again I call on you. I know this is tedious, but this is the rhythm of my life as my heart prepares to go off planet and I need your backs. Soz for emotional bollocks.

This is what Trumps America looks like

Good people trying to do the right thing, while Trumps brown shirts stop them, even when one of their own could die.

Trump's New Hampshire speech in 104 seconds. - TLP


How can anyone? I can't even.

Trump is supporting and applauding radical far right terrorists in real time

Many academic studies, government reports and news articles have analyzed the role of religion (or the misinterpretation of religious concepts and scripture) in radicalizing Muslims and mobilizing them to wage “Holy War” against their enemies around the globe. Few have discussed how right-wing extremism exploits Christianity and the Bible to radicalize and mobilize its violent adherents toward criminality and terrorism. Much like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, violent right-wing extremists — who refer to themselves as “Soldiers of Odin,” “Phineas Priests,” or “Holy Warriors” — are also inspired by religious concepts and scriptural interpretations to lash out and kill in the name of religion. Yet very little is said or written about such a connection.

White supremacists, sovereign citizens, militia extremists and violent anti-abortion adherents use religious concepts and scripture to justify threats, criminal activity and violence. This discussion of religious extremism should not be confused with someone being extremely religious. It should also not be misconstrued as an assault on Christianity. Rather, it represents an exploration of the links between violent right-wing extremism and its exploitation of Christianity and other religions to gain a better understanding of how American extremists recruit, radicalize and mobilize their adherents toward violence and terrorism.

Emphasis mine

The report is from a couple of years ago but makes very interesting reading. I think maybe Trump read it as a how to model... When a teenager goes out and guns people down on the street and NONE OF THEM condemn it, while sending RIP to a white supremacist agitator, it is akin to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi not condemning the Beatles of ISIS, while spouting his vindication bollocks. The type of murder may have been more grotesque but the justification coming from the American far right are the same. And hell, if they continue to get away with this, if these terrorists get more and more emboldened by the terrorist in chief who knows where it will end, and what they will feel comfortable with. Certainly coming after any enemies of Trump - the media, the democrats, BLM, all of them will be fair game if Trump gets another four years, which would lead to another 40 years in the darkness. Look at Eastern Europe after World War 2 and how long it took them to get out from under communism when most of those states where functioning democracies before WW2 when Hitler and then the SU rolled in. Russia is rolling in right now.


They are the American ISIS of 2020 and if he gets another term Gilead be like bring it on.

Carnival is virtual this year so I thought I would share from Carnival past...

Of COURSE they are demonstrating in democratic run cities

This theme about the ‘violence’ on the streets is all in democratic run cities is illogical. By virtue of the fact that people have the good sense to vote blue means that they will also be more civically engaged than the trump cult swamp monsters that dwell in republican areas of America. Those people have shown they will only march to intimidate people who do not agree with them, to wave their guns around and be very very nazi. The right wing loves a bit of unrest when they are waving their slave flags on the back of trucks plastered with cult stickers shouting blues lives matter as a white supremacist dog whistle. They just don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

And so, of course they are demonstrating in democratic cities, where else are they supposed to do it? Maybe they should do what the real trouble makers and boogaloo’s are doing and bus themselves into republican run cities to demonstrate, the way the far right is busy bussing themselves into Portland & Kenosha, waving their guns about, killing and intimidating the local population – even as one of them ends up dead as a result. I think we all know who is the real danger to America… and it is not those using their first amendment rights to demonstrate in democratic run cities.

They are atrocious, brutal, brutish and cruel... BUT...

So these heartless, inhumane and monstrous sycophantic stealers of democracy think they can point at people protesting their callous disregard for humanity, civil rights and just governance, and accuse them of being uncivilised? As these power-hungry white supremacists support a monstrous, ruthless and sadistic wanker in chief to be his worst self I think we all know who the uncivilised is amongst us. Trump is a truculent and vicious man who would see hundreds of thousands of Americans die if it meets his ends to retain power, and not give them a second thought. Those people on the South Lawn are vulgar and wicked to a one and flipping them off seems a somewhat restrained response, for what they have done to the American Experiment over the last 4 years is obscene.

America 2020: Ethic and morality free zones call protesters uncivilised. Of course they do. Fuck that.

The worst news that could happen, happened today

We got the results of the scans for my SO today. Not only did the cancer of bladder and hip not get blasted by the radiotherapy he underwent in April - no chemo cause Covid - the cancer has now spread to his liver, kidneys, lungs and other random places. He will see an oncologist next week to see if chemo is an option. We are not holding out much hope that he can be cured. I cling to the hope that maybe they can administer some treatment that will prolong his life, however he is certain that if the odds are against him, he will decline treatment and make a dignified exit. He does not want to fight a fight when the cure will make him sicker than the disease if there is very limited chance of it working. Of course the oncologist may well say that they won't do chemo and recommend palliative care. We just don't know. I am trying so hard to be strong for him. Weeping and wailing will not help him. But the dread is in the pit of my stomach all of the time, and so, after helping him to bed, I come here. My online home. Just to say welp and my heart is rendered in two.

Abandon all hope you who enter here. RNC 2020.

Trumps own circle of hell cut its opening ribbon this week with that bollocks of a convention. Anyone still supporting this nonsense deserves their own circle of hell - leaning into the lies and the deceit and the racism - they have certainly earned it!

Trumpism be like:

I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way into eternal pain,
I am the way to go among the lost.


This brought a tear to my eye and I cannot even


It’s time for decency. It’s time for Joe Biden.

I concentrated on the goodness of Biden rather than the nasty of Trump. That head bump at the end... he is such a GOOD man!
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