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Where is Arlene?
Sammy was in the news last week gibbering about something.

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by Cat on Thu Jul 19th, 2018 at 01:41:50 AM EST
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May is the largely titular leader of the DUP and couldn't deliver on a deal to restore Stormont she had agreed with Sinn Fein. She is not an MP and has little control over her MPs many of whom are semi-detached bungalows (upper story vacant or non-existent), ardent Brexiteers, and local chieftains who control their own constituency organisations.

There, the attitude might well be: Sure Ian Paisley and his extended family benefited from a rather grand holiday. Wouldn't you go to Sri Lanka for a luxury holiday if you got the chance? What's the harm? He's one of ours. They're all at it...

I cannot emphasize enough the puerile, base, ignorant level at which many DUP supporters and leaders operate. They make Trump look smart.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 19th, 2018 at 09:18:26 AM EST
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That should have read - Arlene, not May. How could I have gotten the two of them confused? A Freudian slip? Still, there are some uncanny parallels...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 19th, 2018 at 09:21:16 AM EST
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... the puerile, base, ignorant level at which many DUP supporters and leaders operate. They make Trump look smart.

The DUP supporters are the same ethnic group absolutely controlling Greater Appalachia and are the majority or near majority in the Deep South.  Politically that gives them 30 seats in the Senate and (guessing) 120 seats in the House making them the most powerful bloc in the Federal government.



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Jul 19th, 2018 at 02:15:22 PM EST
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