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Remember the 2012 Republican autopsy after losing the election?
You remember the ‘we have to be nice to women’, ‘we have to be nice
to blacks’ and ‘we have to be nice to Latinos’.

Well Republicans said screw that and made the election all about fear
and Obama, Obama, Obama.

Democratic need 3 things to win.

#1 – Someone (HINT HINT BILL CLINTON) to explain policy vs politics.
President Obama has always been useless at this and that is one of a
dozen reasons that this was a ‘wave’ election. Obama can explain
things but it takes him 10 to 15 minutes.
NO!
We need short one or two lines.
American’s attention span doesn’t go beyond that.

#2 – Democrats need a 24 hour (cough) ‘news’ outlet like FOX. The
Republicans use this so well that half the time some of their
candidates wouldn’t even have to campaign. Just let…

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UK immigration an international laughing stock after arresting Champions League footballer

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Why are UK immigration officials wasting their time (and taxpayers’ money) arresting obviously bona-fide visitors such as Serbian international footballer Zoran Tosic, who was visiting the UK to play in the Champions League against Manchester City?

Perhaps our immigration officials thought Tosic was in danger of absconding so he could start an exciting new life in Britain begging on the streets of Manchester?

Or maybe they believed he was thinking of giving up his international footballing career so he could find himself illegal work in a dodgy kebab shop on a backstreet in Wythenshawe or Salford or somewhere?

The UK immigration service is fast becoming an international laughing stock.

Still – makes a change from trying to deport our bona-fide hardworking NHS staff I suppose.

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“But how I weep for those who’ve gone”…

Eye Will Not Cry

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Listen to their voices…

Feel their twisted screams…

A million painful stories…

Wrapped up in horrific dreams…

Carved out by distant dead…

These tales of travellers past…

Etched into our Earths rock…

With images that last…

Of a world that blackened…

As the sun sank into the sea…

Leaving just a darkness…

Within the forests and the trees…

Allowing all the demons…

To reach out and stake a claim…

Infecting like some virus…

The weak and the lame…

Preying on the fearful…

That were ripe for pillaging…

Taking an iron clad grip…

Projecting evil imagery…

Into hearts and minds…

Tearing into every soul…

Removing any innocence…

And assuming full control…

In-between the void…

Where fear and love collide…

Opening up the door…

Where the Devil himself resides…

With the dwarf and the giant…

Who are one and the same…

And the church of no religion…

Is a sanctuary for…

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Canada’s Ebola visa ban is dumb, xenophobic, and illegal – Vox

It’s right wingnut politics in both cases – trying to look tough on security and race without seeming racist as both are!

Canada is a country built by and still composed mostly of immigrants. It’s a country that prides itself on being a good global citizen. It’s a country that lobbied against — and was economically scarred by — short-lived travel restrictions following the SARS outbreak of 2002-03.

Now, Canada is one of only two developed countries to issue a visa ban for people from Ebola-stricken West Africa — a wrong-headed decision that is xenophobic, bad science, and against international law.

Following Australia, the federal government’s department of citizenship and immigration announced last week that it would no longer grant travel visas to Canada for residents and citizens of Ebola-affected countries, including Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. It’s also halting the residency applications of folks from these countries. The restrictions don’t actually apply to Canadian travelers — but only to West Africans themselves.

via Canada’s Ebola visa ban is dumb, xenophobic, and illegal – Vox.