HI THEN, BIDEN : Notes From Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Trump is gone. So long, and thanks for all the fascism. Yesterday marked the inauguration of Joe Biden as the USA’s 46th President. Trump left the White House at 8am, and left in his typical style – refusing to concede, refusing to refer to Joe Biden by his name, and wishing his followers “a good…

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#BLOCKED : Trump’s Social Media Suspension and Free Speech

And so, on Friday night, the most prolific Twitter account of all US Presidents, living or dead, (presumably) was permanently shut down. Donald J Trump, outgoing President of the United States, was no longer allowed to tweet from both his personal Twitter account nor the official POTUS account. But that’s not all – Instagram, Snapchat…

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CAPITOL PUNISHMENT : Trump Supporters Ransack Capitol Building

NB – As you might have noticed from the cover image, I was given some new design software for Christmas. I will be trialling it in this post. Apologies in advance. Well, folks. We made it. We got to 2021. We dragged our way through what was certainly the strangest year of my lifetime, and…

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IT’S OVER… RIGHT? : The 2020 US Election

Good grief. That was a deeply stressful few days. Full disclosure – I wish I had been able to write about this sooner, but in a very odd turn of events I found myself on the island of Tenerife during the US election. My partner and I had a holiday booked for last Tuesday and,…

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LACKING PANACHE-VILLE: The Final Presidential Debate

I’m not going to lie, I stocked up for last night’s debate. The first Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was so utterly, excruciatingly bad that I wanted to gouge my eyes out, stick hot pokers in my ears and never speak to anyone again. Essentially, it made me want to deliberately emulate…

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Fly-ce Presidential Debate

Another week, another bout of insomnia, another debate. And good Lord almighty, what a week it’s been for President Trump and his inner circle. I’m not entirely sure why I’m avoiding writing about British politics at the moment. Perhaps it’s because the weather’s changed and the air feels quite ominous. Perhaps it’s because the coronavirus…

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The US, Eh?

Occasionally, if there’s a lot on my mind, I go through short bouts of insomnia. I say insomnia – it’s more being unable to sleep for more than three hours, lying in bed for what seems like eternity just letting random thoughts come and go at lightning speed. I read once that if you can’t…

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