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They're going to try and drop him, but it won't be easy.  He is rallying the party base, the tea-tards and the religious right, the "useful idiots" the corporatists at the top of the GOP like to appeal to, then throw scraps at and otherwise ignore while in power.  And he's offering a hell of a lot more than they ever did.

A lot will ride on how the house votes go.  If Republicans who criticised Trump heavily are voted out or lose their seats (and they probably will), then it's game on.  Up and comers in the party will have to emulate Trump to get anywhere, and so instead of dealing with a single Trump, the GOP will be dealing with hundreds of little Trumps.

I still haven't seen why you guys call LS a pedo but he's definitely enough of a tool to avoid his BS.

It was due to a few essays on his old site.

High Weirdness / Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« on: October 12, 2016, 03:19:43 pm »
When clowns are outlawed, only outlaws will be clowns.

Look, that guy from Blink 182 emailing Hillary Clinton about aliens is a GAME CHANGER.

There was a reference in one of the emails to ISIS being state-backed by Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but that was a widely held assumption in 2014 and it's not clear what Podesta and Clinton are basing this on, and whether they actually mean properly state-sanctioned, or just turning a blind eye to fundraising by sheikhs and recruiting by preachers.

High Weirdness / Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« on: October 12, 2016, 03:07:39 pm »
Oh, I told them I'm no longer attending meetings on that topic ever again.

I'm also not working Halloween at all, so....all my fucks have fled.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 12, 2016, 01:18:07 pm »
I don't know...I know Miliband wasn't always the best leader of the party, but he seems to be building up quite a bit of momentum on the Tory backbenches with this, even among Brexit supporters.  Eventually someone will have to give Parliament an answer.  I can only assume they're going easy on May because the new government thing.

Come the new year, I think we'll see serious pushback.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 12, 2016, 09:11:56 am »
Unfortunately, Tories know fuck all about Northern Ireland.  No-one votes for them there, therefore they don't care.  Just like Scotland.  Anywhere outside of the Home Countries is foreign territory, suspicious and awful.  On the plus side, I'm hoping this means NI can come to its own arrangements with RoI, but legally that may not stick.

In other news, remember that £450 million a week that will go into the NHS?

Whitehall officials believe the UK may need to make big payments to the EU to secure preferential trading terms after Brexit, BBC Newsnight has learned.

During the EU referendum, Vote Leave claimed leaving the EU could save the UK £350m a week in contributions.

But an unnamed cabinet minister has told Newsnight that the UK may end up "paying quite a lot" of that money to secure access to the single market.

The government said it would not give a "running commentary" on negotiations.

The UK's contributions to the EU became one of the most contentious issues in the EU referendum campaign after Vote Leave pledged to repatriate £350m a week - its estimate of the UK's gross weekly contributions to the EU.

This is reduced by subsidies paid to the UK and by the UK budget rebate.

But a leading light in the Brexit campaign said they now expected the UK could still end up paying as much as £5bn a year into EU funds, in return for access to the single market.

This is roughly half of what the UK would have expected to contribute to the EU - estimated by the Office for Budget Responsibility to average around £9.6bn a year from 2015.

Ed Mililibands's coalition of plucky rebels is still picking away at Brexit negotiations (Miliband is the driving force behind the cross-Parliamentary calls for a vote on the terms of Brexit, he's no fool.  Can't eat a bacon sandwich, but no fool).

Labour has renewed pressure on ministers to set out their Brexit strategy to MPs before formal negotiations begin.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour would stage a Commons vote on Wednesday on a motion calling for "proper scrutiny".

Ahead of the debate, it asked Brexit Minister David Davis 170 questions, including on trade and migration.

The Conservatives said there would be "no running commentary" on their plans.

The government has faced calls to set out more detail on what it wants Brexit to look like, with little known so far about its plans for migration and trade with the EU.

That's one question for every day until the end of March, btw.

High Weirdness / Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« on: October 12, 2016, 08:59:51 am »
Clown panic has definitively spread to the UK

Police across England have been called to dozens of incidents in which pranksters dress as "creepy clowns" to deliberately scare people.

The culprits are said to be following a trend that started in the US.

A 30-year-old man was arrested and cautioned in Norwich after someone dressed as a clown jumped out from behind a tree and "terrified" a woman in a public park.

On Sunday Thames Valley Police said it was called to 14 incidents in 24 hours.

I've heard of several schools up north being put in lockdown because a clown was seen nearby as well.

So far, as an educator, I've had no official guidance on what to do re: clowns, which is probably just as well, given the literature on radicalisation.

I'm pretty sure Trump knows the election is over, on some level.

He's rallying his base for the next event: the GOP civil war that's going to break out.  Trump will claim the socialists, industrialists and Jews establishment Republicans stabbed him in the back, while he was on the cusp of victory, and that the ranks must be purged.

I backed a ban on that basis, just for everyone's information.

I'm also sure the owner(s) of is not Adam Gorightly, though they did email him to launch the site when it started.  The owners of said website have hidden their personal information via one of the more popular internet cut-out companies created to register a site for someone without their dox being on it.  It's a company very popular with fake news sites, not the "haha, Onion ripoff" news sites, but more the "Obama has just banned prayer in the military" type websites.

In short, it's the kind of company which doesn't really care what its clients do with the sites they register for them, and so is perfect for someone with something to hide.


This false story was only reported by the Russian controlled agency (a reference appeared in a Turkish publication, but it was nothing but a link to the Sputnik article). So how did Donald Trump end up advancing the same falsehood put out by Putin’s mouthpiece?

At a rally in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Trump spoke while holding a document in his hand. He told the assembled crowd that it was an email from Blumenthal, whom he called “sleazy Sidney.”

“This just came out a little while ago,’’ Trump said. “I have to tell you this.” And then he read the words from my article. 

“He’s now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi,’’ Trump said, dropping the document to the floor. “This just came out a little while ago.”

The crowd booed and chanted, “Lock her up!”

This is not funny. It is terrifying. The Russians engage in a sloppy disinformation effort and, before the day is out, the Republican nominee for president is standing on a stage reciting the manufactured story as truth. How did this happen? Who in the Trump campaign was feeding him falsehoods straight from the Kremlin? (The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment).

Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: October 11, 2016, 02:09:41 am »
May's stupid enough to do it.

A vote on the terms of our EU exit is, apparently, not on the cards. Not a referendum, and not even a Parliamentary vote. So an undemocratically elected government is going to push forward an undemocratic terms of exit based on a 4% referendum mandate and votes cast in 2015. 

Given an Act of Parliament may be required to leave the EU, this could very well trigger (another) constitutional crisis.  May is centralising control for ll of Brexit in the Cabinet - this probably means no say for Scotland, NI, Wales or London either.  There's no stomach for "hard Brexit" in Parliament, and indeed it's contentious even within the Tory Party (and runs directly counter to their 2015 manifesto).

Parliament is getting agitated by May's lack of due respect.

And by the way:

Treasury coffers may take a £66bn annual hit if Britain goes for a hard Brexit, cabinet ministers have been warned.

Leaked government papers suggest that leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cause GDP to fall by up to 9.5% compared with staying in the EU.

The draft cabinet committee paper seen by the Times is based on forecasts from the controversial study into the predicted impact of quitting the EU published by George Osborne in April during the referendum campaign. Although the then chancellor faced widespread criticism over the report, the Treasury stands by its calculations, according to the Times.

The documents says: “The Treasury estimates that UK GDP would be between 5.4% and 9.5% of GDP lower after 15 years if we left the EU with no successor arrangement, with a central estimate of 7.5%.

“The net impact on public sector receipts – assuming no contributions to the EU and current receipts from the EU are replicated in full – would be a loss of between £38bn and £66bn per year after 15 years, driven by the smaller size of the economy.”

Isn't Congress still blocking the appointment of the currently vacant Supreme Court seat?

So, after the hilarity of last week's meeting, I have been invited to another meeting this week to discuss what should have been discussed last week.

For those keeping score at home, that means every day off I've had in the past month month, bar 2, have been spent on work related bullshit (the move or meetings).

I have sent back a polite email declining, citing my previous comments, which were, I believe "I'm no longer interested in attending any meeting you put on, you lying bastards". 

Trix, you should really educate yourself on the Loveshade drama.  Just drop his name into the site search engine and go.

But to give you a hint, it involves...not cool views on underage sex dressed up in Discordianism, theft and self-promotion.

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