at a loss why we are here

Glasgow
Joined April 2013
I heard about this disgraceful, appalling, hideous, abusive incident before I saw the footage. Is this the full extent of what occurred? Not the biggest fan of calling people scum but this feels like mountains out of molehills.
This is utterly sickening. @BBCJamesCook is the most fair, thorough & kindest journalists in the business. His calm reaction in the face of this vitriol tells you everything you need to know about him. Appalling.
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Yes the people in the clip appear idiotic. Yes James Cook handles it as well as he could. But it’s a protest. People shout all sorts of pish. This story has a number of different aspects.
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It’s political opportunism for those who want to have a go at Indy supporters. It’s also political opportunism for those who want to demonstrate they aren’t *that* kind of Indy supporters. Add some journalists defending their own to the mix and we have a great wee story to push
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It looks fairly tame as vitriol goes, name calling and finger pointing. No one appears to be vaulting the barriers intent on harm. It’s an invented controversy. I quite like JC and he seems as unbiased as you could get in the BBC. They shouldn’t be calling him a scumbag
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"You're free to say what you want. Until you say things we don't like."
Do you want free speech to thrive? Then it has to be regulated, now more than ever | Simon Jenkins theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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This is extraordinary. A conversation between a person who is using the authority of the state, as vested in the police service, and a private citizen (and eventually her daughters, who are exactly the duaghters you'd want here) about a sticker on her front door. Incredible.
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the updated statement from the pleasance on their cancellation of sadowitz includes a troubling reference to the language used by characters. if writers and performers are unable to create characters without an eye to corporate values, how can they tell the truth about the world?
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I saw Jerry Sadowitz quite recently and while he was funny I didn’t find anything he said even remotely beyond the pale. Was a bit disappointed tbh. I’m more offensive on any given Tuesday tbh. Some cunts must be very very touchy
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Just noticed I used tbh twice there and for that I should be cancelled
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Believe what you like but if you’re from the UK and say “y’all” then Joan of Arc’s fate is too pleasant an end.
LOVE the Joan of Arc non-binary thing, and would like to take the opportunity to remind the Professionally Outraged Of The Internet that the Globe Theatre has been bending gender identities on stage since the year 1593. Y’all have had 429 years to get your melons around this one.
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Not the worst sunset ever.
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Women were abused, vilified and many lost their jobs. Mermaids and Stonewall must be investigated. Dr Ranj, Owen Jones, Stephen Fry, Michael Cashman and Matt Lucas et al you called us evil hateful bigots. This is on you too. The time to apologise is now. thetimes.co.uk/article/4e7fc…
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Paul Mason is a weapon
"How did Jimmy Savile get away with it?" people still ask. Meanwhile, over on Twitter, leftwing academics, journalists, celebrities, commentators, etc., all band together to defend a man doing a PhD about his masturbating over cartoon images of little boys being abused.
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As an acknowledged expert in the field it has to be said that Olivia Newton-John, while accomplished and successful during her career, recorded a very bad Xmas song with John Travolta.
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Life in the old 🐐 yet.
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The way individuals are punished for their ethnic origins screams apartheid to me. Not a fan of ethno-religious states.
I have to be in Syracuse, NY, on August 15 and Israel is denying my permit to attend my visa interview in Jerusalem tomorrow. I applied for a permit last May. I will lose my chance to finish my MFA degree in creative writing. #help_mosab_get_his_visa
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Getting a new wee pal this week.
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Prince William before a big night?
Awww yes.. 😅
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