Here is the thing, okay? Coming into a feminist conversation with, “Have you...– Fugivitus: A few things to consider when you find a feminist blog (via absolutely-spiffing)
cafemusain: oiled naked men with traditional irish instruments ireland brought its a-game tonight A break from the politics to ask what the fuck is going on with Eurovision. This is my dash right now.
There’s a right winger in the comments of that last Guardian article complaining that the left aren’t “classy” enough. …I’m not quite sure what they were expecting.
Nigel Farage flees barrage of abuse from Edinburgh... →
class-struggle-anarchism: Party leader takes shelter in police riot van as demonstrators chant: ‘Ukip scum off our streets’ Farage was first forced out of the Canon’s Gait pub on the Royal Mile after the landlord took fright as the demonstrators disrupted his casual press conference with shouts of “racist”, “scum” and “homophobe”. Out on the street, as the fingers pointed and taunts...
flipupcapsandcrewnecksweats: middleclasscommunist: thesubversivesound: Noticed how most rebuttals from British people in the anglophiles tags are always shitty classist remarks along the lines of “Well, you wouldn’t be an anglophile if you had to live along side all the dirty subhuman chavs and neds that populate our cities” Well done, you’re all fucking idiots. Yup. Anglophiles may piss...
thesubversivesound: Noticed how most rebuttals from British people in the anglophiles tags are always shitty classist remarks along the lines of “Well, you wouldn’t be an anglophile if you had to live along side all the dirty subhuman chavs and neds that populate our cities” Well done, you’re all fucking idiots. Yup. Anglophiles may piss me off, but compared to some of the...
thesubversivesound: full-commujism: crazydepressednihilist: pizzavanguard: Remember when the libertarian party tweeted that gay people could get married and defend their weed farms with semi automatic rifles bought with bitcoin in a libertarian utopia or some shit like that is this real omg The left doesn’t even need to try making fun of libertarians anymore, they do it quite...
In America, we often take for granted that parents have an absolute right to...– The dark side of home schooling: creating soldiers for the culture war (via englishteacheronline) This!!!!!!!!!!! (via positivelypersistentteach)
ffs can you all stop calling people chavs you elitist shitheads.
thesubversivesound: First Thatcher dies, then Ferguson retires. Somewhere there is a scouser with a lamp and one wish left.
No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.– Assata Shakur (via ethiopienne)
You think ‘ironic racism’ is ironic because you’re saying something racist when actually you’re not. It’s actually ironic because the only way you can think to be ‘funny’ is to base your ‘joke’ around not being racist, when actually you really really are.
I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a...– Sister Joan Chittister (via thenewwomensmovement)
On playing "The Red Flag" at a wedding
[27/04/2013 13.56.12] Alistair: "omg congratu- holy shit this is really fucking commie"
[27/04/2013 13.56.47] Aiden: wait until the fascist sarcrifice during the reception
It is the capitalist industries which are destroying the world, whether or not...– Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervine (via lifeofabarbecue)
Britons favour state responsibilities over... →
thesubversivesound: YouGov-Cambridge poll finds people in UK more likely to sympathise with poor than Americans, French and Germans Britons are less inclined than the French to regard the workless as indulged, readier than the Germans to pay taxes to help them, and decidedly less relaxed about top salaries than the Americans, according to a major transnational study by the academic...
[Rather than give Margaret Thatcher a £3 million state funeral] you could give...– Frankie Boyle (via eleven-is-the-best) I’m sure a few of my cousins in Northern Ireland would lend a hand. (via cognitivedissonance)
On that note: Hey. I’ve not really posted on this blog for a while, but hopefully I’ll be doing so more often again.
Don't upset Margaret Thatcher mourners, police... →
Protesters could be arrested for “alarming or distressing” mourners at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, a police chief in charge of security at the event has warned. Commander Christine Jones, who oversaw the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, warned that officers had power under the controversial section 5 of the Public Order Act to step in if non-violent action was the...
Scottish government approves windfarm opposed by... →
sinidentidades: Scottish ministers have given the go-ahead to an experimental offshore windfarm site near Aberdeen after ignoring Donald Trump’s angry threats of legal action to block the project. Trump has repeatedly attacked the European offshore wind deployment centre (EOWDC) proposal, alleging the turbines will ruin the view from his £750m golf resort, which overlooks the North Sea and sits...
Yes, I’m talking about a culture of entitlement – culture is a culture of...– Tories want to relegate those on benefits to a world outside money | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian
Tories want to relegate those on benefits to a... →
Back in January, a report came out arguing for benefits to be loaded on to a prepaid card rather than paid in cash. “It opens up the potential,” the thinktank Demos concluded, “to exercise some control over how benefits are spent.” Indeed it does: the MP Alec Shelbrooke, who might be the least pleasant Tory you’ve never heard of, had already put forward this idea,...
A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in...– Anisha Ahuja, Why Does America Pretend it Doesn’t Hate Women? (Feminspire.com)
Multiple responses to DK’s post on tipping waiters in the USA talking about “people forget that *job* is tipped, so make sure to tip them too”. I actually feel physically sick. The idea you can dock people’s pay due to tips (which are a fucking voluntary bonus in recognition of exceptionally good service) is bad enough in the first place. What I’m seeing here is...
Our papers are too dry, too abstract, too similar to papers of the old type....– Zinoviev, Bulletin of the Executive Committee of the Communist International, 1921 (via jayaprada)
winkypie asked: ALISTAIR YOU HAVE A FUCKING WINE CABINET
99% of Americans who consider themselves left wing act really fucking middle class.
“Considered: […] alumni relation” Yeah no I’m fairly sure that’s illegal.
HOW DARE YOU NOT HAVE ENGLISH AS ONE OF THE THREE LANGUAGES YOU ARE FLUENT IN.
I want write a post about universities/colleges judging applicants by arbitrary criteria just to get the numbers down but I can’t be bothered. Hi guys.
fullkawaiiism: i’m like a decade’s worth of reading behind in comparison to a lot of leftists on tumblr ngl but when it comes to math? ehehehe
Libertarianism may look bad on paper, but in real...
What’s with all these Americans pretending to be Irish or Scottish? I’m sorry but we have a vitamin D deficiency requirement to join.
fullkawaiiism: Of course any discussion of SATs must be augmented by the fact that the test pretty much rewards students for being rich, due to the fact that more socioeconomically privileged students can afford to take it multiple time and can afford to be better prepared and while I talk about general hints to raise your score you can’t ignore the fact that the SAT now plays a large part in...