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How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit | The New York Review of Books
"What is the point of the BBC if it cannot tackle issues of national importance? What is the point of a news organization that is frightened of journalism?"
journalism  BBC  Brexit  britishness  politics  bloodytories 
5 days ago by gominokouhai
Who Is Reality Winner? | NYMag
"The World’s Biggest Terrorist Has a Pikachu Bedspread"
politics  surveillance  sousveillance  usa  terrorism  putinonthereich  drumpf 
5 days ago by gominokouhai
A denunciation of Donald Trump | The Scotsman
Tough talk for the Hootsmon. Nothing here we don't already know, but perhaps it's nice to have it all set out plainly in the MSM.
journalism  news  drumpf  fuckwits  politics  usa 
5 days ago by gominokouhai
Reality Check: Has the UK's devolution settlement been ripped up? | BBC News
TLDR: Yes. But it's hardly surprising. The powers were always Westminster's to take back whenever they felt like it. Otherwise, devo-max would have been an acceptable alternative to indy. The problem is not that Brexit has provided an excuse for WM to do what WM was always going to do---the problem is the naked contempt with which they've done it. The fact that the whole thing went almost completely unreported until the SNP pulled their little walkout stunt today only serves to underline that.
indyref  independence  scotland  uk  politics  news  analysis  Brexit 
4 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Two Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize | Bloomberg
OH FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK. I suppose nobody trolls better than a Norwegian.

[Warning: infuriating autoplaying video]
news  politics  fuckwits  drumpf  wtf 
4 weeks ago by gominokouhai
How bad could it be, really? | tigerfort
Better start stockpiling bondage gear and dune buggies.
Brexit  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  dystopia  news  uk 
4 weeks ago by gominokouhai
WHY I WANT TO FUCK RONALD REAGAN
J G Ballard's classic 1968 demolition of the media-friendly politician. What a world it must have been, when this was a novelty deserving of commentary.
writing  books  dystopia  americans  usa  politics  satire  deconstruction  zeitgeisty  literature 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
The Pivot | Charlie's Diary
Meanwhile in Britain. Charlie recaps everything nicely.

(I hadn't seen the news about Dacre, good riddance, but the other day I did have to blink and check what reality I was in when I saw an oddly anti-Brexit headline on the Daily Fail.)
news  journalism  Brexit  zeitgeisty  wtf  conspiracy  DailyMail  bloodytories  fuckwits  politics  uk 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
"We’re America, Bitch:" White House Official Defines Trump Doctrine | The Atlantic
In the current climate, any scholarly political article that references <cite>Team America: World Police</cite> can only be a good thing.
news  politics  drumpf  fuckwits  usa  zeitgeisty 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Are music videos behind the rise in UK's violent crime? | Sky News
Because the problem is rock and/or roll. Why can't these gangsters listen to some ballet like normal people.
betteridgesLawOfHeadlines  news  crime  music  bloodytories  fuckwits  politics  policing  acab  incrediblyobscurereference 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
What will it take for the Lib Dems to get bolder? | Never Cruel Nor Cowardly
"The lights are going out on liberal democracy everywhere. Yet the Lib Dems are refusing to rage against the dying of the light." The Lib Dems were among the first to die, and a lot of them still don't seem to realize that they're a hideous partially animated cadaver that must wait a generation to be reborn.
politics  opinion  bloodytories  immigration 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Ferret Fact Service: A year of fact-checking by the numbers | The Ferret
Go on, see if you can guess which political party told the most porkies. See if you can guess.
lies  politics  journalism  fuckwits  bloodytories  scotland 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Why are the mainstream media giving Theresa May an easy ride over her endorsement of homophobic bullying? | Another Angry Voice
"[A] lot of mainstream media hacks are far more interested in partisan political point scoring on behalf of the Tory party than actually confronting bigotry in politics". Film at 11.
homophobia  politics  Brexit  fuckwits  bloodytories  news  journalism 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
How the Famous Five sold us a myth of Britain—and set the stage for our Brexit fantasies | Prospect Magazine
TL;DR it's all Enid Blyton's fault. A thoroughly convincing demolition of the moronic fantasism that's brought us here.
britishness  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  Brexit  literature  lies  zeitgeisty 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Government confirms freeze on working age benefits | Independent
"longest fall in living standards in the past 60 years [...] The news came just twenty minutes after Clarence House announced Prince Harry’s engagement"
republicanism  politics  bloodytories  welfare  news  benefits  classwar 
december 2017 by gominokouhai
Nazi-killing video game adopts controversial anti-Nazi marketing stance | AV Club
"I dislike how you phrased this. You guys might want to make a statement that you guys dont hate Trump or freedom"
advertising  news  politics  fuckwits  drumpf  nazis  gaming 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
May's speech ripped off from the West Wing | Streamable
Did Samsung write this one, or did Toby? Either way Lord John Marbury is going to have some explaining to do.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  copyfight  video 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
Hakim Bey's Pirate Utopias - Hermetic Library
TIL about the Republic of Salé, which existed while the rest of western Europe was still grubbing about with absolute hereditary monarchy. "Liquor was never forbidden. Pirate ships were true republics, each ship an independent floating democracy."
piracy  history  politics  society 
september 2017 by gominokouhai
What Donald Trump really said to Angela Merkel | The Poke
The zeitgeist, all of it, in one relatively brief clickbait post. I love Internet.
zeitgeisty  politics  news  silly  clickbait 
july 2017 by gominokouhai
Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech | BBC News
One day I hope to be a good enough human being to be insulted by the president-elect.
drumpf  politics  acting  news 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The UBI already exists for the 1% | Medium
"The UBI does not invent passive income. It merely doles it out evenly to everyone in society, rather than in very concentrated amounts to the richest people in society."
basicincome  economics  politics  welfare 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You? | POLITICO Magazine
The wheel turns. "This time there is a world of busy fanatics excited by the prospect of a planet with more [nuclear] bombs—people who have already demonstrated the desire to slaughter many thousands of people in an instant, and are zealously pursuing ever more deadly means to do so."
coldwardinosaur  fuckwits  drumpf  politics  putinonthereich 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Scotland Threatens to Leave U.K. If Forced Out of Single Market | Bloomberg
That will go down well with the sassenachs. [Aside: "sassy nachos" according to autocorrect.] In b4 "but what's your plan B/C/D/E/F".
scotland  politics  uk  Brexit  europe 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Kate Bush, Theresa May and the trouble with political partisanship | The Conversation
c.f. also Orson Scott Card, Tom Cruise, Peter F Hamilton, Eddie Izzard, OH JOHN RINGO NO, Spike Milligan, Russell Brand, Roman Polanski
psephology  politics  society  homophobia  scifi  indyref  acting  movies  art 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
VPNs, Encrypted Messaging, Private Browsing | The Mary Sue
For no particular reason, just in case it ever becomes useful one day. January 20th, 2017 is a day.
activism  drumpf  politics  crypto  computing 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design. - The Washington Post
"The only sure way to keep President Trump from launching a nuclear attack, under the system we’ve had in place since the early Cold War, would have been to elect someone else."
nuclearpower  politics  fuckwits  news  drumpf  fuck  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Euro 2016 England Fans Chant About Brexit At Violent Clashes In Marseille
This is what we look like to the rest of the world. And oddly enough, it's us who get to decide whether or not we can continue to be part of their club. Thank fuck we haven't given the rest of the EU a vote in the referendum. We'd all be exiled to some draughty archipelago somewhere off in the North Atlantic before you could say "rule Britannia".
britishness  Brexit  europe  fuckwits  news  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Born to drool « Wee Ginger Dug
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
"The existence of the monarchy at the apex of the class system is what justifies the entire class system and which allows balloons like Boris Johnson and Davie Cameron to imagine that they have an entitlement to rule over us. We have an etonianocracy because of the monarchy. It’s the monarchy which provides the justification for the democratic obscenity which is the House of Lords.[...] The monarchy symbolises that the UK is founded upon the privilege of the few and the entitlement of the rich. This is a country in which unfairness is a foundation of the constitution."
republicanism  britishness  equality  inequality  poverty  politics  uk 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Sparks of the Meltdown | Talking Points Memo
"locked in for a ride with an emotionally unstable man whose personal insecurities and instinctive racism now seem only to be accelerating"
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Tory MP's attempt to block police investigation into election fraud allegations fails | Indy
Of course we all know they bought the election. It's what they do. “The consequences of a conviction would be [...] the potential for election results being declared void.” The schadenfreude would be exquisite, but all it would do is return them again with a bigger majority. There's a better way.
news  politics  bloodytories  lies  fuckwits 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
miss_s_b | Lying Politicians and Common Knowledge
Good stuff here from the Yorksher Gob. Some good commentary below the fold, too.
natureoftruth  politics  lies 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob? - POLITICO Magazine
Any story involving a potential president of the United States and someone called "'Fat Tony' Salerno": cause for alarm.
usa  politics  fuckwits  drumpf  crime 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith says what most Brexiters think: economic harm is a price worth paying
"Duncan Smith has offered an insight into the mindset of a true ideologue". As if he wasn't terrifying enough already.
europe  Brexit  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Fear and fascination with a basic income | SWI swissinfo.ch
"an elderly party member[...] was worried about losing her cleaning lady" if she had UBI.
basicincome  politics  economy  activism  europe 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Sting of Myself - The New Yorker
How it works in US politics. "The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys[...] These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation".
activism  journalism  fuckwits  tech  politics  usa  bloodytories 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
What's the EU ever done for us? | YouTube #fb
Worth five minutes, although the conclusion is weak.
europe  politics  bloodytories  news 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
They Got His Number | Talking Points Memo
"Getting hit on this gets him mad - mad and undisciplined". And how the cracks begin to show.
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics  news  incrediblyobscurereference  sexism 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
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