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is much the same in the USA. At peaceful protests, even in San Francisco, you will find the PD encircling the fascists cuz the need 'protection' from all us greenies..

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I just love your sense of humor. I do hope someday you’ll be free of your Tories, and we’ll be free of our MAGAts.

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The analogies to the situation in the USA are painful. Permit me to cite two:

(1) << Fortunately, security was taken seriously today because there was a real danger the country’s most beloved politicians could’ve been subjected to mean words from the people whose lives they destroyed. >> In 1966, I was "strategically re-situated" by the Secret Service and twenty-odd police on the grounds that I "brought a gun to the demonstration." To this assertion I took but three exceptions: (a) I was some distance from the (anti-Vietnam War) demonstration and was actually walking in the opposite direction (to the library to deal with my course work); (b) I had never owned a gun in my life; (c) Aside from my notebook and a textbook, I was carrying a wallet in one pocket and a quarter, four dimes, and a ballpoint pen in the other. I was released after a few hours of baiting and threats from the police, and not charged with a crime. However, MUCH worse occurs these day, particularly to people from minority groups.

(2) << Rishi explained that lack of democracy is fine because he believes he is doing the right things. He might be the only one, but that doesn’t matter, does it? >> Republicans "won" with fewer votes than Democrats in 2000 (a dubious election at best) and 2016 (considerably more egregious, since it inflicted Trump on the planet). The same people who bleat the magic words (e.g., "democracy," "democratic," et al.) are the ones who oppose doing away with our Electoral College. They know they cannot capture 50 percent of the vote, but since what they are doing is "the right thing" (or the Far Right thing?)... In fact, they insist that Trump and their minority have the right to inflict their will on the majority, because in that way he/they can give us TRUE "democracy"!

Thanks as always for another great column.

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“Out” being an abbreviation of outstanding, obviously. I mean what else would it mean?” I’m sorry. I thought that “out” was an acronym for OBVIOUSLY UNDERRATING TORIES meaning Tories are anointed by God to help shepherd the non-Torie sheep and helping the sheep to live comfortably by shearing away their wool. It is like non-torie voters are helped be closer to the teaching of The Christ by helping remove the evil corruption of their money.

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It's like looking into a mirror, Laura. I'd swap our Police and Republicans for your Police and Tories, but it would be a zero-sum game.

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Nothing shouts ‘I’m a cowardly weasel!’ Quite like needing protection from peaceful protestors who are nurses

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The Pre-Crime Pre-Cogs do outstanding work!

They helped us in the States know to invade Iraq because Iraq, with it's 4th rate military, one day might think about doing something to the U.S. that would really make us have to go get a fly swatter. Boy, we headed that one off centuries before it occurred!

Now, if our Pre-Cogs only knew that Trump doesn't know who was president during the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, and if they only knew Trump this past week forgot WWII has already actually happened, we'd have known to write the buffoon crib notes with a shiny big crayon.

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By pre-cog, you mean the police browsed x and FB until they found something that made them tingle in anticipation.

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Bravo! Excellent writing! Painfully on target and hilariously brilliant! 👍👍👍🌟🌟🌟

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You're such a charming human being, Laura. Long live and let your inimicable style of humour continue putting people in 🪓 splits of laughter till they blurt out the bitter truth that the government is the biggest house of Clowns in the world!

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I'm looking forward to the day when neither Tories or MAGA'ts exist! Another good one Laura, love your sense of humour.

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Thank goodness you have kept me up to date, never even realised that I had missed it.......

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Genius!

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Think of governance in a country like India - over a billion people living across every possible kind of terrain, having scores of religions each with thousands of Gods and Goddesses and speaking scores of languages written in myriad scripts..... and so on ad infinitum - and you'll be really happy with the government of your little island! Have fun 😊😊😊😊

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Great as usual

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Wait, y’all can’t get ahead of us Yanks to have the worst cop stories and politicians! We won’t have it. To one-up you, Little Orange Toad sat in court today to learn a brand new word: "disgorgement.” I know it’s a lot of syllables, and a much harder thing to understand than “receivership.” He actually looked like he might cry. Boo. Hoo. Ok, next move is yours! I can’t wait, I adore your posts! Mwah!

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