Britons, we need you

Lynn is a mother fighting to protect her son, who is in intensive care, and all other sick, disabled and vulnerable people in the UK.  They should not have to face the degrading process of being evaluated by ATOS – the company that decides dying people are fit to work.

With Lynn’s solution, vulnerable people need only get a note signed by their doctor – they don’t have to face ATOS at all.   It’s a simple, effective solution.

If you live in the UK, please do what you can to help protect the vulnerable. Please sign this petition.   Click over there and sign it now – it’s super easy and only takes a minute.

Thanks!

 

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Spot the Misogyny: Parliamentary Portraits Edition

I’ve been poking around the British Parliament website and found an archive with portraits of Members of Parliament.

Here’s Diane Abbott, the first black woman to be elected as an MP:

Diane Abbott MP by Stuart Parson Wright

Portrait of Diane Abbott MP by Stuart Pearson Wright.  Source

It’s a good portrait.  She has a wonderful face, full of character. But why is she naked?  True, you don’t really see anything, but would a male MP be depicted this way?

Judging by the other portraits on Parliament’s website, no.

 

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Eric Joyce is my new favorite person in the world

…just because we’re both mad as hell and won’t take it any more.

Shamed politician Eric Joyce admitted he was lucky to avoid jail today for brawling in a Commons bar then telling police: “You can’t touch me, I’m an MP.”

The Labour MP walked away from court with a fine and pub banning order after headbutting Tory rivals Stuart Andrew and Ben Maney in a drunken frenzy.

He also punched Tory councillor Luke Mackenzie and Labour whip Phillip Wilson while calling officers “c****”.

After leaving Mr Andrew with a bloodied nose, “possessed” Joyce told police: “He deserved it.”

Joyce, who accepted he was “hammered” on red wine during the brawl, launched into a frenzied attack after shouting that the Strangers’ Bar “was full of f****** Tories”.

Read the whole article here.

Peaceful revolution is supposed to be good for your karma and all, but sometimes I wonder if the whole idea is just about getting us to disarm ourselves so that the Powers That Be can oppress us more effectively – notice how THEY are not giving up their weapons.  If true, then maybe violence IS the answer.

Eric Joyce is a punk-ass MP and if I were a UK citizen I would totally vote for him.   Some guy from the UK needs to marry me so we can make this happen.

Headbutting Tories = epic WIN.

(Why the Scotland tag?  Richard Jobson tweeted that Eric Joyce should be the new PM of Scotland.  I so agree)