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The UK has a General Election tomorrow (well later today, UK time) - here’s hoping for a change. A big one.
 

Edit: FFS. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2019/dec/12/uk-general-election-2019-full-results-live-labour-conservatives-tories

 


 

On the bright side… Lord Buckethead vs Count Binface:-

https://twitter.com/LordBuckethead : https://twitter.com/CountBinface (the real & previous Lord Buckethead)

Count Binface’s youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClAxTtZvmP5yyBTiWj-6vhw/videos
 

Lord Buckethead, Elmo, Count Binface, and some lunatic fringe candidates:-

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Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
 
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Sorry you and many others didn’t get that change Jason.

It would seem any of the people in the background of that photograph may have been a better option than what you guys got in the end.

 
 

I’ve been following the election the best I can on your Guardian site, there many high quality articles and points of view on there, and came across this riveting read:

Why is the president of the United States cyberbullying a 16-year-old girl?’…

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/14/trump-president-greta-thunberg-bullying

I am posting that trying to highlight the way everyday people - without power or money behind them - are silenced or ridiculed, or made to feel inadequete or somehow wrong to do so, in voicing their opinions (and not so much about the politics).

Caring about the environment in a peaceful, simple and informative manner is apparently worthy of scorn for some. More time is spent on scorning people for raising issues than actually addressing the actual environemtal issues, well - that’s how it seems.

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case’:-

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51621041

& also at https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/24/harvey-weinstein-guilty-trial-charges-verdict
 

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Americans, how are you feeling tonight?

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Poorly.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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“They win by making you t̶h̶i̶n̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶’̶r̶e̶ alone.”

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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I don’t even live in America, but I was shamelessly playing ‘Victory Celebration’ on repeat today. Trump was sounding like an Emperor Palpatine figure himself this year, and it’s been the closest the US has ever come to fascism. Workers have been hurt by tax cuts favouring the wealthy and repeals in healthcare, the world has backtracked on progress combatting climate change, and closet racists have felt emboldened enough to become nastier and nastier. Finally, all the people who felt afraid or anxious for the last four years can breathe a sigh of relief.

And yes, I’m aware Trump can do whatever he wants in his final months in office, but that’s something to worry about tomorrow.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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I know political discussion is not allowed on here (outside the Coronavirus thread), but in the interests of current affairs today was the day all the main news organisations called Joe Biden as being the winner of the US election:
 

‘Joe Biden elected president’ - CNN

‘Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House, Fox News projects’ - Fox News

‘Biden humbled after winning US Presidency’ - BBC

‘Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump for president in bitter and historic election’ - ABC News

‘Biden defeats Trump to win White House, NBC News projects’ - NBC News

‘Biden Wins Presidency, Ending Four Tumultuous Years Under Trump’ - NY Times

‘US election live: Joe Biden wins and says ‘It’s time for America to unite’’ - The Guardian

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That’s just forbidding political debate, isn’t it? Whenever I think ‘current affairs’, I think ‘politics’.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

I don’t even live in America, but I was shamelessly playing ‘Victory Celebration’ on repeat today. Trump was sounding like an Emperor Palpatine figure himself this year, and it’s been the closest the US has ever come to fascism. Workers have been hurt by tax cuts favouring the wealthy and repeals in healthcare, the world has backtracked on progress combatting climate change, and closet racists have felt emboldened enough to become nastier and nastier. Finally, all the people who felt afraid or anxious for the last four years can breathe a sigh of relief.

And yes, I’m aware Trump can do whatever he wants in his final months in office, but that’s something to worry about tomorrow.

You used a SE shot? Really? 😛

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Where were you in '77?

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SilverWook said:

You used a SE shot? Really? 😛

Ah, go on… allow it this once!

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