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Go, our Lady of the Posie! Just the thought of all the blue fringe, alphabet toddlers going into total meltdown in that constituency during the campaign is enough to dine out on for a long time to come. 🥳

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I’m in bed with a stinking cold 🎻 so thanks for this cheering news JL.

Go KJK 👏 and I love the top picture and the end bit. Who’d have thought that the Sesame Street characters would be such transphobic terfs. Cancel them immediately and get that poor trans sheep affirmed and medicalised asap.

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Hope you're feeling much better, TT! Take good care x

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Thanks both x

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Hahaha ! Thanks , Sesame Street..I don’t know when this was aired , ( was the trans mania a thing back then?) but it still applies!

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Oh Reni I think that Sesame St clip is decades old. 70s I think. 80s at the very latest. SO prescient though, that little clip!

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Feel better soon 🤧

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poor you Ms Terfin. Get well soon!

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Get well soon TT

Dusty

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Thanks Dusty.

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Hope you feel better soon TT.

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Many thanks DG, getting there 😁

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I wish I was in Posie Parker’s constituency as she would definitely get my vote. Labour most definitely won’t!

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Thanks for this week, as ever, JL. Elaine Miller (Gussie Grip) is featured on an article in Unherd. https://unherd.com/newsroom/the-hidden-long-term-risks-of-youth-gender-transition/

She was interviewed in the Telegraph with regard to a study published in the International Urogynecology Journal. It's not good news, of course, but it seems medical publishers are becoming less afraid of pointing out the dangers of transitioning. There is a summary here https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00192-024-05779-3

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Thanks for those links - I knew I read yet more really disturbing stats and couldn't recall where. The Telegraph has been very good with its coverage. I include the following in this good news under the principle that it's better to know what we are facing and the evidence is being gathered to fight the ideology pushing this damage.

I also watched the recording of the conference Tenaciously Terfin posted https://vimeo.com/938207719 (thanks TT). It was so heartening (but chilling) to hear questions from clinicians - a doctor from an acute medical unit in a London hospital who has patients with severe and life threatening issues (like sepsis) and she was looking for guidance. Her colleagues are also unable to interpret scans (after distortion of anatomy). She also mentioned the journal of intensive care medicine and an article ("it’s bullshit") that claims the opposite sex ranges for haematology and biochemistry apply after 6 months (wasn't sure if that is post supposed 'transition'). I am very concerned that while the NHS isn't weaning itself off gender stuff, it also isn't developing treatment guidance. Care progresses by actually treating patients, so when will NHSE formally wake up to the impacts staff must already be seeing across every single service - not just mental health. A few sessions spoke about the isolation people (patients and staff) are living with. Ritchie Herron spoke about the many hundreds of appointments he's now had to have over the last decade. How is the NHS meeting that need and supporting its staff to deliver that?

Link for conference: https://can-sg.org/can-sg-conference/ where attendees were harassed on the way in as usual. Aren't they lovely.

And from Elaine's interview in the Telegraph for everyone else:

"Around 87 per cent of the participants had urinary symptoms such as incontinence, frequent toilet visits and bed-wetting, while 74 per cent had bowel issues including constipation or being unable to hold stools or wind in. Some 53 per cent suffered from sexual dysfunction. The researchers said the rate of urinary incontinence, where urine unintentionally leaks, was around three times higher in transgender men than women, affecting around one in four compared to eight per cent of the general female population."

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Oh, Stella O'Malley referred to testosterone as a 'beast' and one stat mentioned in the UnHerd article by Eliza Mondegreen, from the Urogynecology journal article is "Researchers found that 94% of the patients they studied had developed pelvic floor dysfunction since starting testosterone."

Women are not supposed to be flooded with it. FFS. What other 'intervention' in healthcare would allow for 94% 'treated' to develop pelvic floor dysfunction. I mean WTAF!? Not so kind, fluffy and glittery really. Why the mystery silence on this from the often gay men pushing this on girls? Huh Stonewall?

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Thanks for all this great information.

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thanks JL, i wrote to my new labour mp candidate- the boundaries have been changed and he is with us on single sex spaces and women’s and girl’s rights, and he endorses Cass. So thats good, but i’m going to have to write back and say i can’t vote for labour because of their flawed self id changes. Its ashame, i like him and think he’s a genuine person who wants to serve and not take. But i do tend to like people so i could just be delusional and wrong but i did think he sounded nice. A bit like a politician on some points which i find a bit tedious. But he also spoke about a specific thing he and his wife care about and the language he used suggested to me a personal awareness of how trans identifying men can f things up. It was like a little glimmer/insight into what he actually thinks- i could be wrong, but i donmt think so. Anyway. I’m going to write back and tell him out of respect to him. It was good of him to ring me. Shame the choice is so poor this time. I’m afraid i can’t vote tory i just can’t, and reform aren’t actually a real party, its a company with no internal democracy. plus they are just too right wing for me. Farage is not someone i respect. I’ll have look at the independent or just not bother/spoil it. I could write JL forever on the ballot in pink highlighter.

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Haha! Yeah vote JL! I'm also in a voting quandary... my Labour MP is utterly limp and spineless and about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike. But I can't bring myself to vote Tory. (Though, I gotta say, if I lived in Kemi Badenoch's constituency, I could be tempted!) Maybe there's just time to up-sticks and move to Rosie Duffield's patch?!

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I like that image JL, nearly as much as the imagine of you crying into your chips in a cafe after the first few miles of a marathon! Made me giggle a lot if you remember that.

Re the election thank goodness our voting system renders all our votes completely irrelevant!

I’m either voting for JL or Petal, i can just see Petal’s flyer on the door mat…. Vote Petal: I got no more fucks to give. Ha ha! A classic manifesto pledge!

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Haha! Yes, I do remember that... Petal's manifesto is very hard to beat! I think mine will be "I'm scruffy, weary & pissed off... but at least I know what a woman is".

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We should join forces , I’m scruffy weary , pissed off but Scottish but we both know you’re just a cock in a frock

Switching off Alexa 😂

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Obviously I did not not mean you’re a cock in a frock JL , I’m tired lol

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We could be the Fatt party , fancies against the trannies lol , o I’m going to bed now , my brain hurts 😂

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Awe ffs I meant fannies

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you should write a book JL, you are very funny. - you may already have done this of course. But if you haven’t you should. Yes i can’t promise you my vote, I have to wait for Petal’s take on national insurance. Honestly the election this time seems to be how fast both parties can become the same party. And all these defectors…. i get why they’d want to leave the tories but like him or not Rishi is the best tory leader there has been for at least two tory PMs. I mean they were happy to stand by Liz cost us 65 billion truss but not Rishi!? Fuck sake he’s not exactly the straw that broke the camel. If he wasn’t giving his wife loads of publicly funded contracts i’d quite like him.

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Cheers cb , I thought it was very catchy 😂 food bank tonight was mobbed , I’m knackered

Books arrived so ideally tomorrow would be my fat arse on the couch but it’s little petals sports day and then we’re having movie and maltesers night

So Sunday it is

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I hope little Petal has a great day big Petal! enjoy your book when you get a moment.

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She will do she’s a sporty wee bisem ( autocorrect tried to change that to bisexual !!!! Wtf )

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all we want for our kids Petal is for them to be fit bisexuals! ha ha! i’m sure thats what the algorithm thinks is best for everyone! Taking after big Petal’s sporting life, gymnast and veteran of the 26.2 miles eh Petal. I remember.

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But don't you think it's worth voting for a gender critical Labour MP who will try to change party policy from within? As a much better bet than any attempts to change it from outside.

There's no way I could vote again for Lloyd Russell-Moyle in Brighton Kemptown, after his attack on Miriam Cates MP in the Commons, as a "transphobe" and "bigot" for defending female single sex spaces. And after his very stupid Private Member's Bill to ban "conversion therapy" both for LGB and for T: given it's already banned for LGB, and "gender-affirming care" IS trans conversion therapy -- of gay or lesbian, autistic, abused and distressed children.

But I'd vote for someone like your new Labour candidate, as a good person to support.

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There's a Catch 22 here. You could be lucky enough to have Rosie Duffield as your MP but, if you vote for her, you are helping Labour get to power and Rosie D will not be writing the Labour manifesto. At the moment they are committed to: virtual self ID for GRCs; conversion therapy bill; ramping up hate crime to include 'misgendering' as an office ( so that's all of us in the clink unless we keep our mouths shut!); no commitments on the situation in schools and what is currently draft guidance that they could well just throw in the bin. They have been forced to do reverse ferret on gender affirming care in the wake of Cass.

This is a worrying moment to say the least but...onwards, the Terven Tribe

Dusty

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https://thecritic.co.uk/a-labour-of-unrequited-love/

Not amount of half hearted reverse ferreting will convince me to trust Labour or vote for them.

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Another superb link TT, thank you. Very quotable. And sums up the constraint I feel that we have to behave a certain way (why, who says, who made those rules?) and the layer of being a 'decent', 'educated' and 'respected' woman (stuff that, I'm thinking of David Cameron's hugely revealing 'calm down, dear' to his colleague style of being patronised). The role of class. The ways polite men and women have to play this game while feeling a real internal rage at what is continuing. It takes so much energy to be strategic and calm, then others get their way by violence and force. It's luck to be able to meet with other likeminded or supportive people. Or even those who have a clear grasp of what is actually happening. As I get older it changes how endlessly patient I am willing to be (not quite attacking Magna Carta level).

It shocks me how violent, threatening and aggressive some manage to get away with being, and how this debate goes way back to time immemorial and whether you were a Suffragette or Suffragist etc. And how expressing frustration is often interpreted as being rude or ignorant. I am a fan of robust, informed debate, not the Russell-Moyle and his staff harassment style of 'debate'. Fat lot of good his brief suspension had - what pointless political posturing. Following what others have said above, we each have to decide if there is someone in our constituency standing who can work from within, if that gives the electoral power to their wider party and which is more effective.

I've been looking at the history of some Nationalist movements (connected to the UK and wider) and why and when some felt they had to act, then how they view this decades later, and if they think they were justified or within or skirting laws. Then other commentary. How we can act is our current dilemma (not fond of violence myself) and so voting or not voting is one of the ways and a lot else behind the scenes in our professional and personal lives. I suspect I'm spoiling my ballot at this rate.

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Excellent points. Have you seen the Helen Joyce piece with Debbie Hayton where she says that women are sick of being told to ‘police our tone’, that we’d be listened to more if we spoke nicely. 😡

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Woah! He what now? No I haven't. Yet. I will search it out. Maybe (although I find listening to him quite hard as it's depressing as he continually corrects and lectures us). Hayton's tone policing us yet again? Good luck with that mate.

By speaking 'nicely' I infer that's after the men have spoken, and always in agreeing with them. Don't scare the horses now. Raising the subjects when and in the way Mr Hayton deems is suitable. With the words he wants. Oh f**k right off mate. That's eons of misogyny he is unwittingly or perhaps very knowingly relying on there. Oops can't stop his male entitlement peaking out. Maybe we should be cautioned to present in a light squeaky voice, batting our eyelashes and fluttering our fans. Ensuring our bustles don't block doorways. Was it Spectator TV? Our words are often the only things we have left. After so much else has been stolen. And we choose them with great care. What a silly and very, very stupid and ignorant man he is. I internally switch off if I get a hint that anyone I must be in a room with or interact with has even a vague air of this particular vein of entitlement about them. It strikes me as stupid. They get the bare minimum from me and I will choose to put my energies elsewhere. Pick up a book Mr Hayton and educate yourself, after all he is a teacher. I am really not used to having to indulge this, I am used to expecting to being treated with respect as I know what I'm doing. It's how professionals are with each other and he is way out of line. He has just offended how many? And I won't accept poor treatment. It still shocks me when I am asked what I genuinely think in meetings by those I respect, people are professional and aren't prepared to move on until I've been given the opportunity to give my opinion. Then they genuinely listen. There's a lot of it in government and engineering circles and they've really had to grasp the nettle to address this. As they look to us as a workforce and unsurprisingly we aren't there. We chose to walk off with our skills and knowledge. We won't put up with it.

He has this really grating soft yet still clearly man's voice in what he clearly thinks is 'being a woman'. I'm younger, an actual woman and probably have a deeper voice than he does. I've had to fight for any seniority and to be taken seriously. I am sick to the back teeth of having to be in situations and a society where I have to indulge fools like he keeps showing us he is by telling us how to behave. It wastes so much bloody time. And it's wearing. And I will not keep explaining to people like him why they are ignorant and wrong.

*OMG I am watching it as he is saying she (JK) encourages pile-ons and it's nasty. Nasty? Nasty? He had a fit of the vapours over that? And he's advising JK about how she should act on social media? The gall. He is on the apparently acceptable end of the abusive and gaslighting 'be nice' spectrum. I have had enough of him and everyone like him. But at least he got paid for an article about it. He thinks what she did was unnecessary and we would have made more progress by...oh FFS shut up mate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzG5bxadz2c

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Thanks for the link. All very depressing. It's a reminder of why Labour has never had a female leader -- while the Tories have had three.

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Thanks for the link: to a depressing (not to say infuriating) article.

However, re Julie Bindel's invitation (on Twitter-X) to West Streeting to apologise to her for past mistreatment, it didn't include Streeting's reply:

"From memory (16 years on, so correct me if I’m wrong!) I replied to confirm that you weren’t on NUS’ no platform policy and as this was in relation to a motion passed by the autonomous women’s campaign I was not empowered to overturn it (not least as a male president!)."

I remembered this from Twitter (it also appears in the link) because of Bindel's apparently being censored not by Streeting, but by a Labour women's campaign...

And Angela Rayner has apparently signed the latest absurd support of transgender extremism.

So it appears that some Labour women can also be their own worst enemies, and just as gullible -- and neglectful of checking out facts -- as the men.

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In a way, the handmaidens are more guilty. They should know better how they are just handing over our hard won rights for safety, dignity, fairness and opportunity to participate equally in society. I can’t get my head around how naive, gullible and downright stupid they are.

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Nor me , they’re worse as far as I’m concerned

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Thank you Dusty for reminding me of all the reasons for NOT voting Labour -- whereas not-voting for LR-M was a no-brainer, whatever party he belonged to.

I do hope the POW put up a candidate, even if it's not Kellie-Jay... And otherwise am back to asking sex-matters.org if they've got stickers for spoiling my ballot paper.

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You’re welcome, Ms Gabriel and hope POW put up a candidate 😊

Dusty

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Well said Dusty.

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I’m voting neale hanvey , alba , he’s not a chance but I’m struggling to spoil my vote

It’s getting even mentaller ( is that a word !?) up here

A Green candidate has been chucked for bringing the party into disrepute ( how this is possible is beyond me , the greens are totally toxic )

But Sophie sparkles or Sophie Molly ( or vice versa ) but really Euan has been kicked out and is now joining the snp ffs

They clearly need mental health help , I can only see snippets on x ( the platform formally known as twatter ) but the posts are deranged

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I was sure that was a mockumentary. I expected Vic and Bob to leap out uvaavooing. I watched his video and was stuck with my whole body like a rictus grin in the horror. They often do this - it must surely have its own category and be a criterion in the DSM as a very specific form of delusion. Which encourages wider delusion in political parties who allow them to get so far until the public humiliation is too great. Like the screeching 'Alexandra' one with the trolley and sharpened teeth look. They broadcast their totally talentless attempts at whatever this was. He was 'singing' too. And it's almost as if he spent time developing a narrative to it. It's like me as a small child being left alone with recording equipment. With a weird attempt at breathy vibrattoish yodelling or maybe moving too close back and forth from the microphone as maybe he thinks that what 'singers' do. Or women. Or? Who can tell. He's nuts. But he truly sums up gender ideology in 2024. How, how, how, how and how. How does anyone take the Greens or SNP seriously.

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thanks MsGabriel, you could be right but the following comments are also compelling. I’m all a bit lost and depressed by it all! As i’m sure you and everyone else is! I’ll see how the message from labour develops over the next few weeks. As it stands they need to change on grc and better protection for schools. He’d be taking out a gender critical tory if he won, and post election the views of tory mps will be worth shit i would think. Its not healthy to have a thumping majority. Bring on PR and end this first past the post madness. I think our politics has become far more like presidential. It should be a party leading, not one leader.

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Thanks for making some of the same points as Dusty above. Has made me realise that while not-voting for Lloyd Russell-Moyle was a no-brainer (but he's now suspended, so unable to stand in the election), not-voting Labour in principle is a much harder decision.

And given everything ELSE the Tories stand for, is their gender critical stance enough to redeem them? I think not: as all the institutional capture by transactivists took place on their watch. They might have woken up now, but it's a bit too late to.undo a lot of the damage.

Yes bring on PR...

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Glad to hear he's still suspended and unable to stand. Pragmatism strikes. Although my gut reminded me of something - I would prefer to know where men like him are. He is monitored in such a public role. Being on camera, broadcast to the world revealed the depths men and gender zealots like him habitually plumb. No Parli privilege can protect him from that. I don't want him to creep off to some other 'advisory' or charity/board role with any influence - like the Tavistock ghouls and fellow clinicians/business 'entrepreneurs' who have all set themselves up in private 'gender' clinics.

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PR has turned out to be a disaster in Scotland as it allows small groups of freakish chancers to have a disproportionate influence. I had already noticed this in Scandinavian political dramas and here in Scotland the issues have been catastrophic.

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I know PR has its issues. But i’d hope it would mean more involvement for most people and the belief tbat voting matters. Our whole political system is a bit f/ed i reckon. There should be more cross party long term aims. Its all too complicated for me. I do respect our politicians for trying though.

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The introduction of PR seems likely to be seized on first by small political groups previously excluded from being heard by FPTP, because they've been wanting and waiting for it for so long. And later the non-voting 30% or so of the electorate, disaffected by FPTP that means their votes count for nothing -- so why bother voting -- wakes up to realise that now, EVERY VOTE COUNTS. And might decide to take advantage of PR: to take an interest in politics again.

As a member of a minority party I have been waiting for PR for nearly 40 years to make my vote count.

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its tough, as much as i personally dislike the tories, a party that doesn’t respect the basic human rights of 50 percent of the population is a pretty shit place to start regardless of the policies that i like. We have to build a society based on sound basic principles. There has to be a basic priority list before putting vat on private schools- yes i like that, but self id and gender change as far as i can tell requires a change in basic language which i think is really bad. I don’t mean to be rude to nice people who identify as whatever, but wouldn’t they rather me be honest than humour them? i don’t get it. They should be able to say…. we are biological males who celebrate our sex based prejudices. And i’d be like….. well thats a bit weird but its a free country. sorry my brains yet to get going!

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Please don't apologise! You have actually put into words the only reason I could find, myself, for not voting Labour, though not quite considering voting Tory. That if Labour is unable to respect the basic human rights of women as 51 percent of the population -- which the Tories, however belatedly, show they do -- then so what for all Labour's other policies?

But that works both ways: as so what for all the Tories' other policies? If what matters more than anything else is their being gender critical.

But this kind of thinking also reduces voting, in another sense, to "single issue" politics, however broad that issue might be. And I might be particularly averse to that, having been for nearly 40 years a member of a party constantly -- but wrongly -- brushed off as a "single issue" party: as though environment and economics, affecting everything else, are "single issues"!!

Yet I wouldn't currently be willing to vote Green because of the party's own capture by gender extremists. So why should I apply any different standard to voting Labour?

I think it's because of the obvious fact that only Labour has the numbers to replace the Tories, while the Greens might lose the only MP we currently have (Caroline Lucas will not be standing again -- and the Greens recently lost their majority on Brighton & Hove Council).

So I find it all quite hard to think about. I guess we all do.

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As always thanks JL 🌹

Book ordered and I’ve splashed an extra fiver on the hard back copy so I can write in it

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😘

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Thanks as ever, JL.

Aieee, another book to buy!!

Go, Posie! I am backing POW.

Did anyone see Ginger Finger Jabber’s Facebook post which incus photo of him next to a road sign for Pankhurst Avenue 😂

My Mum (RIP) would have loved the song. She was brought up on a rural Irish farm and the pigs were her favourite animals 😊

Dusty

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I'm a rural gal and also love pigs. (I love sheep, too, tbh.) Your mum sounds like she'd have been just my sort of woman.

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When my grandma was dying and in her bed in the farmhouse, Mum (who was just a teenager) was sitting with her and Grandma said:

'I hope you're not going near those pigs'

'No, Ma' ( Mum spent as much time as she could with the pigs 😊)

I'm sure the two of you would have got on like a house on fire, JL 😊

Dusty

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😊

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Ginger Jabber has been suspended and can't now stand!!!! Posie will have to choose a different constituency since she wants a high profile opponent.

Dusty

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Yes I just read too that LR-M has been suspended from the Labour party -- I wonder what the complaint about him was? Dismissed as "vexatious and politically motivated".

Just as I was thinking what great news: I'll have KJK to vote for in Brighton Kemptown -- instead of considering how to spoil my ballot paper, and wondering if sex-matters.org have any stickers to add to "NONE OF THE ABOVE".

But then anyway couldn't get past the Captcha screen on partyofwomen.org's website, to pay £40 for Affiliate Membership & offer to deliver leaflets.

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Maybe another POW woman will step in to replace Posie

Dusty

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Maybe: but there are only three POW candidates otherwise -- so far, anyway. I'll wait & see what the new Labour candidate is like.

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I hope you can let them know about the Captcha screen somehow. I notice this happens more often and I have to defer or stop the process, which for urgent things like ordering food is really annoying. Some websites require me to do this 20 or 30 times, so I try the audio ones. Others say I've tried too many times on the first attempt.

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Mine too and pigs were her favourite too 😁

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I’ve had chooks ducks and bees but I would have loved a wee pig , I’ll put up with the next best thing , two wee pugs lol

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A wee game purely for my own amusement , it’s Wednesday and I’m bored !

Guess the names of my wee pugs , both referenced in men in black , both are girls

I’ve mentioned them before , no prize but you might get a 🥂

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Laurel and Beatrice?

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Cold

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Pass 😊

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Thank you so much for the link to Sesame Street. Love it. I haven't checked.......has Sesame Street been destroyed yet by the Gender Cult? I wonder if this song would be allowed today.

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I haven't seen Sesame St in years! (Though I have turned into the cookie monster...) To be honest, I didn't even know it was still going! If it is, my guess, sadly is that it will be as woke as heck. Unfortunately.

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Didn't they do some sort of make-over of Cookie Monster, because cookies are bad? Sadly, even Cookie Monster himself (are we still allowed to refer to him as him?) violates wokey woke rules. Make it stop. Please. Someone.....Make it stop.

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Thanks for the reminder to get that book, it was delivered this afternoon.

I've read part one and I have to say I'm having one of my selfish I'm so glad I was born a man moments. I don't think I'm strong enough to be a woman, I'm struggling to comprehend how it must feel to have all your hard fought for rights dismantled whilst being called a bigot for demanding to be heard. It seems beyond any nightmarish dystopian future fiction I've ever read.

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Actually, not all of those 25 US states ban puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Some, including the bans in Georgia, Nebraska and Arizona, only ban surgeries but still allow puberty blockers and/or cross-sex hormones

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