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Jazzy Jan

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  1. Exactly. I know some once "left voting" people who have turned into right wing conspiracy theorists as well. If people can't learn from history and keep supporting ultra right wing politicians, they will end up in a truly fascist country before they know it.
  2. Manchin and Sinema are terrible people. They might as well be Republicans as are letting them gain more power. They don't share any progressive ideology at all. Still shocked at how apathetic so many seem to be about the Roe vs Wade decision. It is only the beginning and if the ultra right get back in the next election, America will be well on the way to being a truly fascist country. For a country that has always prided itself on it's democracy, this is staggering. Hoping that American Republicans wake up before it's too late as this will also set precedents for other countries too. Contraception bans, gay marriage bans and making being gay illegal could be on the cards as some are already talking about it.
  3. I am a bit confused by this post. The Republican party at the moment represents the far right, the nutcases and the religious fanatics. Conservative voters who are fair minded should be horrified by the Trump era. This supreme court decision overturn was caused by Trump putting extreme religious fanatics in the Supreme Court. So why are Democrats getting the blame for this ? If the American people choose to embrace ultra right wing, racist, sexist conspiracy theorists, then it is with the American people themselves.
  4. I know. So sad to say that the first I had heard of this was through reading this thread This should have been a major news story.
  5. Every single person I know - family, friends and colleagues - are so furious about this. It is a huge wake up call to what can happen if fanatical, religious people gain too much power. America is now being seen as the most backward western country on the planet with this ruling by the Supreme Court. I hope Americans can fight this decision and fight it tooth and nail. American women in many states have lost their rights over their bodies . Trump filling the Supreme Court with the most backward religious candidates has turned America into a somewhat laughing stock around the world. To see today’s American women having less rights than women had 50 years ago is frightening and infuriating
  6. Apparently Rupert and Jerry Hall are getting divorced. Being reported everywhere but not confirmed yet.
  7. I have been seeing clips of him on Twitter everywhere and Politics Joe has been featuring him. I love him already. The UK truly need some great, strong opposition type of leaders. I think Tony Blair helped destroy Labour. I watched a recent doco on evil Rupert Murdoch and Blair really become a complete centralist to get elected and get Murdoch's approval. It was a shocking doco to watch. I see exactly what you are saying about the BBC. Our ABC in Australia is getting the same. Hiring too many Fox Murdoch type of presenters to please the right wing. Just appalling.
  8. @Kim @Gaudet @karbatal So glad you are all exposing these heartless creeps and keeping this thread alive for all to see.
  9. Barely makes a ripple in the news. If this happened in any other country in the world, it would be the main topic of news and conversation.
  10. I find it so sad that this has received hardly any attention. People getting killed going to a medical centre and the reaction seems to be that there is only 4 victims so not really newsworthy. Heart breaking that this happened and heart breaking that is has hardly even been mentioned.
  11. The crazy ideas and so called solutions to gun massacres is really making many American senators look stupid, cowardly and clueless. Every other country in the world has mental health issues, violent video games and violent tv shows and movies shown. Yet, only in America do these gun massacres occur over and over. Just having proper background checks and banning powerful assault weapons would be a start but won't even pass the Senate.
  12. Bumping this thread to yet again highlight how revolting, stupid and cowardly this excuse for a man is. How on earth can anyone support or vote for him ? He cares more about guns than children. He disgusts me. Ted Cruz angrily quits interview after being confronted about gun control The Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz confronted a British reporter and angrily left an interview after he was asked why school shootings like that in Uvalde, where 19 children and two adults were killed, happen so often in the US. “I’m sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful,” Cruz said. “You’ve got your political agenda. God love you.” On Thursday, the news site Axios published a list of the leading recipients of gun lobby donations in the current Congress. Cruz was clear at the top, with $442,000 donated to campaign organisations or political action committees. Axios noted: “The figures are much higher if you count indirect contributions, like the NRA’s purchase of attack ads against opponents.” On Tuesday morning in Uvalde, an 18-year-old shot his grandmother then entered Robb elementary school and barricaded himself in a classroom. After about 40 minutes, during which parents implored police to charge and tackle the gunman, the assailant was killed by a Swat team. On Wednesday Cruz spoke to Mark Stone, US correspondent for Sky News, at a vigil in Uvalde. “There are 19 sets of parents who are never gonna get to kiss their child goodnight,” Cruz said. Stone asked: “Is this the moment to reform gun laws?” Cruz said: “You know, it’s easy to go to politics.” “But it’s important,” Stone said. “It’s at the heart of the issue.” “I get that that’s where the media likes to go,” Cruz said. Stone said many people at the vigil wanted gun reform. National polling consistently shows large majorities in support of such reform. Cruz said reform proposals came from “Democrats and the media, inevitably, when some violent psychopath murders people”. Stone pointed out that the 18-year-old gunman in Uvalde was a “violent psychopath who’s able to get a weapon so easily … two AR-15” assault rifles. Cruz said: “If you want to stop violent crime, the proposals the Democrats have, none of them would have stopped this.” Stone said: “Many people around the world just cannot fathom, ‘Why only in America? Why is this American exceptionalism so awful?’” Cruz said: “You know, I’m sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful.” Stone said he thought “this aspect of it” was awful. “You’ve got your political agenda,” Cruz said, putting his hands on the reporter’s shoulders, saying “God love you” and walking away. Stone and another reporter pursued, asking, “I just want to understand why you do not think that guns are the problem in America” and “Why is America the only country that makes this kind of mass shooting?” Stone said: “You can’t answer that, can you, sir?” Cruz turned. Leaning close to the reporter and jabbing his finger, he said: “Why is it that people come from all over the world to America? Because it’s the freest, most prosperous, safest country on earth. “And save me the propaganda.”
  13. @Junior The above posts you shared are so heart breaking
  14. Nothing will ever change in America sadly. Just watching the news tonight and seeing politicians from Texas all saying they won't consider watering down gun laws. They have no intention of ever taking away the rights of " law abiding innocent gun owners " as they call it. They would much rather live with innocent children getting murdered on mass at their schools, then deny someone their right to own a high powered gun that can kill many so quickly. I don't know how they can live with themselves or how they have so many supporters. The NRA love guns more than people. Sick of hearing that chestnut again that "Guns don't kill, people do" that the NRA trot out all the time. Do they ever really stop to think that in every other country in the world, there are none of these consistent gun massacres. Only in the USA. Only in the one country where it is so easy to buy high powered guns. It is so obvious to everyone else in every other country in the world. Counties that did have a massive gun massacre, quickly changed the laws. America has so many including in schools, churches, cinemas, supermarkets and workplaces yet nothing ever changes. Feel so sorry for the American people that despair and do want change.
  15. How does this corrupt stupid clown get away with everything ? It is an embarrassment to have him as a leader. He is like a comedy character in a satire tv show.
  16. I know I usually would rather watch paint dry then turn on Sky after dark but did briefly the other night. It was delicious seeing those crazy right wing Murdoch puppets so angry and shocked. Same with the Herald Scum in Melbourne. They will never learn. Their childish insults about latte drinking lefties in Melbourne and bored wives ( when the female candidates were professional women and Doctors themselves ) were hilarious. These so called lefties who swung the seats from the right wingers were in safe Liberal seats and were former Liberal voters. They told the government time and time again they wanted action on climate change, women's rights and were horrified at how right wing and sexist they had become. Instead the government kept pushing further to the right and Morrison giving a "captain's pick" to a rampant anti trans campaigner. Making Dutton leader will just make matters worse. He is more right wing than even Morrison. Hope they stay in opposition for years. We just know Murdoch will be plotting away in how to change people's minds but thank goodness Australians everywhere are completely awake to how he operates.
  17. He is spot on. Admire him for using this platform to comment on how senators refuse to budge while so many innocent people are killed.
  18. He is one of those hypocritical multi millionaires that seek power and control. He sprouts freedom of speech but supports fascists. He is against unions and also does not want taxes for the rich - holding others back while he makes billions. It is incredibly offensive and galling when the wealthiest people don't want unions and protections for workers. They make my blood boil with their selfish, vindictive and greedy behaviour and self serving horrible ideology.
  19. The Libs are crazy if they think Peter Dutton will bring people back to them. He is one of the reasons so many Lib supporters turned away from them in disgust. They need to get away from the far right, not put more of them into power.
  20. Agree with your every word. The independents - teal independents who are mainly moderate female Lib voters horrified at how right wing, misogynistic and anti climate change the current libs are - are doing all the necessary work that Labor wanted to do . Some liberals would never vote Labor so these independents are fantastic for turning people away from the government. Great result for Australia.
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