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Soph0571

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Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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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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It is that time of the month! MAY photography contest topic hot of the press reveal!

Hello my lovelies

Grumpy Old Guy was the chosen winner of the April contest - and bloody marvellous it was too!

With a drum roll please Grump has chosen "I pulled over for this shot." for the May contest

Further context from our lovely Grump is: It would be any subject matter that one noticed while driving or riding that compelled one to pull over and grab a shot. Just for fun, the name of the road, street or highway should be part of the title.

I am sure if you have any q's on the subject matter grump will be around.

In the meantime get snapping, will be opening the submission thread on the 7th. It will be open for 7 days or until we hit 30. I will post the further timelines in the submission thread. Have at it my darlings and spread the word far and wide please.

Sex, lies and audiotape




When will this comic stop being relevant?



Far right neo nationalist retreat is the name of the jingoist game - shut the borders from those fleeing persecution AND remove all safety nets from the poorest in society - they care not one jot about the misery and death of the most vulnerable. Here in the UK at the moment they are suggesting to send asylum seekers to Rwanda - knowingly sending vulnerable people to a state that is not safe... apparently because they are concerned about the safety of the those crossing the English Channel in small boats. What a load of rot. They care not one jot about black and brown people trying to make it to our shores - other than how it makes them look to the jack booted grass level die hard racist nasty that keep them emboldened.

Boris Johnson Tories to Neo-GOP MAGA - the world thought you separating children from their parents at the border was a morality free black hole of awful racist action - hang on a minute, hold my beer.

Boris Johnson Tories to Neo-GOP MAGA - we once looked on the need for foodbanks in the USA as a failure of the state to ensure a safety net for all, now thanks to my leadership we have more food banks than McDonalds.

It is depressing AF.



This is incredible

https://twitter.com/slater_jona/status/1515775352857059329

just wow
Wouldn't want that beak anywhere near me, mind.

Ron DeSantis transforms Florida's Education Department into his Ministry of Propaganda in stunning..

..move

It isn’t every day that a presumably non-partisan state agency issues a press release with a headline reading like this: “FLORIDA REJECTS PUBLISHERS’ ATTEMPTS TO INDOCTRINATE STUDENTS.”

But that was the choice of the taxpayer-funded Florida Department of Education (FDOE) late Friday. The release -- apparently translated from the original Russian -- announced that state authorities “found 41 percent of the submitted textbooks were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics.”
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“Florida has become a national leader in education under the vision and leadership of Governor DeSantis,” the press release beamed. “When it comes to education, other states continue to follow Florida’s lead as we continue to reinforce parents’ rights by focusing on providing their children with a world-class education without the fear of indoctrination or exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts in our classrooms.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/florida-education-department/|]

“Propaganda is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. If the means achieves the end then the means is good... the new Ministry has no other aim than to unite the nation behind the ideal of the national revolution.”
-- Joseph Goebbels

The end seems to be to make the average Floridian even stupider than they already appear.

To the Republicans quoting scripture today-

https://twitter.com/JoJoFromJerz/status/1515795541006897156

To the Republicans quoting scripture today-

You worship a traitorous racist who bragged about sexual assault & mocked a disabled reporter.
A madman who golfed while refrigerator trucks overflowed with the bodies of dead Americans.

So your tweets are as full of shit as you are.


For the win.

Happy Easter!



Popped to the local for a roast for Easter Sunday. BURP!
Whatever your traditions today have a good one lovelies.

I need this as a T-shirt



Biff, Baff, Uppercut.

Queen of shrivelled-calcified-bullying hearts


@chrisriddell50

The cruelty is not a bug it is THE ONLY FEATURE. Just how bad things are going to have to get before the English electorate say enough is enough - where is their humanity? To support this shower at this point demonstrates an utter soullessness at the heart of little England. English Nats to a one.

''They lie about their lies and everything they do; including the half-baked insane Rwanda con which is designed to get anti-immigrant frothers to vote for them in the local elections. It is so sad that Blighty politics has been reduced to a half-assed, dead-beat, amoral maelstrom of racist, bigoted politicians who do 'politics' for themselves and their oligarch pals.'' @Meingott - Guardian Comments

In the end we will have to continue the movement towards equality...


Graphic mine

..'in the long run there is a movement towards more political equality, more social equality and more economic equality.... the end of slavery, the rise of universal male suffrage and the rise of workers’ rights. This continued in the 20th century with decolonisation, with social security, with progressive taxation and female suffrage, and it’s continuing today with the #MeToo movement and with Black Lives Matter.”
[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2022/03/if-the-eu-doesnt-change-we-will-have-other-brexits-thomas-piketty-on-why-we-must-reshape-our-economics|]

It is sometimes hard to remember - as the right wing seizes the narrative across much of the West - that progress has been made - and as much as they push for a nationalist retreat - this is not going to be the future. Not one bit of it, progressive strategies are the name of the game for fixing the big stuff. Go us!



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