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The Chumph Gets Kicked Out of England

In what is probably the most massive rejection of an American since the War of 1812, over 2 million British Citizens have petitioned their Parliament to deny the Chumph entry in their country, to not allow him to speak before Parliament, or to meet the Queen.

Parliament finally listened.

Lets hope they don’t burn down the White’s Only House before we can get it fumigated, deloused, painted, and the trashy Chumph stuff torn out an replaced for his replacement

 

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Donald Trump Is Not Welcome To Address Parliament, U.K. Speaker Declares

The chance to address Parliament is “an earned honor,” John Bercow said.

A top-ranking British lawmaker vowed on Monday to block President Donald Trump from speaking before the U.K. Parliament in the historic Westminster Hall, citing that body’s opposition to racism and sexism and its support for equality and an independent judiciary.

In a blistering statement before the House of Commons, Speaker John Bercow said he was “strongly opposed” to Trump addressing Parliament during an upcoming state visit to the U.K.

“I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump to speak in the Royal Gallery,” Bercow said. While British lawmakers value their country’s relationship with the United States, he said, “I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.”

He would not have backed inviting Trump to address Parliament anyway, Bercow said, but the president’s recent imposition of an anti-Muslim ban made him “even more strongly opposed” to the idea.

“An address by a foreign leader to both houses of Parliament is not an automatic right. It is an earned honor,” Bercow said.

The speech was met with applause from other members of Parliament.

Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to visit her country during a trip to the White House last week. The details of the visit have reportedly not yet been worked out:

But the invitation itself sparked protests in cities across the U.K. by those opposed to Trump and his immigration ban. A petition to withdraw the invitation, posted on the U.K. government’s official petitions site, has garnered more than 1.8 million signatures. At one point, it was receiving more than a thousand signatures per minute, according to The Guardian.

Only seven U.S. presidents have ever spoken before full Parliament, beginning with President Harry Truman in 1947. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama followed.

Trump’s controversial executive order temporarily bans all refugees and indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. The order also suspends travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The policy, which covers some 200 million people, sparked chaos and protests at many U.S. airports last week as travelers from the targeted countries were detained and lawyers were denied access to the detainees.

The order was soon challenged in court by multiple states. This past Friday, a nationwide restraining order was issued by U.S. District Judge James Robart, who ruled that the order was likely to cause immediate and irreparable harm to education, business, family relations and the freedom to travel. Over the weekend, the Justice Department filed an appeal to immediately restore the ban, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied that request. The appeals court is now preparing to hear full arguments in the case.

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President Obama on his way to Address Parliament. Besides being supported by the people and a legitimate President – something else the Chumph will never earn.

 
 

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1 Million (And Growing) Brits Petition to Keep the Chumph Out of The UK as an Embarassment

In the UK, citizens can petition Parliament on an issue. Once 100,000 signatories are reached, the issue must be debated on the Parliament floor. This isn’t the first time the English have wanted to ban the Chumph from their shores, Prior to out election over 600,000 signed a petition resulting in him being banned from the country.

While Parliament often ignores the petitions, the prospect of several million pissed off citizens signing the petition makes it impossible to ignore politically.

No way, the tacky arsed Chumph is getting feted by the Queen. The Queen hasn’t said anything yet. She and Michelle Obama developed a special friendship, setting off a bit of controversy when she and the Queen hugged. I know nothing about Mrs Trump’s personality…But Michelle is a hard act to follow.

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Don’t let Trump embarrass our queen, say a million Britons

Over a million people in Britain have signed a petition calling for U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned state visit to be canceled to avoid embarrassing Queen Elizabeth, in a grassroots backlash against his immigration policies.

The invitation to make a state visit, which will involve lavish displays of royal pageantry and a banquet hosted by the monarch, was conveyed by Prime Minister Theresa May when she visited Trump in Washington last week.

The petition was started before May’s trip, but gained traction after Trump issued an executive order barring Syrian refugees and suspending travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, sparking protests at home and abroad.

Further complicating matters, the Sunday Times newspaper reported tensions were mounting between London and Washington because Trump, a climate change denier, did not want a “lecture” during his visit by heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, a passionate environmentalist. [bit.ly/2jMRraF]

The petition against the state visit, which is on the British parliament’s website, passed the one million mark on Monday morning and the number of signatories was rising fast.

“Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the petition says.

It was the second most popular petition ever on the parliamentary website, after one calling for a second referendum on membership of the European Union drew over 4 million signatures last year.

Once a petition passes 100,000 signatures, lawmakers must consider it for debate. Such debates are largely symbolic and rarely affect government policy, although one on this particular issue would potentially be embarrassing for May.

Her Downing Street office said the invitation had been extended and accepted, declining further comment.

A year ago, parliament debated a petition calling for Trump, then the Republican candidate, to be barred from the United Kingdom. It gathered close to 600,000 signatures before it was closed last June.

 

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British Lawmaker Assasinated

Seems we aren’t the only country with whack-jobs. Just that ours are better armed with military weapons and can kill dozens.

British lawmaker dies following shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

A member of Britain’s Parliament was shot and stabbed to death Thursday in an attack that stunned the nation and brought to an immediate halt the country’s European Union referendum campaign just a week before the vote.

Police did not provide a motive for the killing. But British media organizations including the Guardian and Sky News quoted witnesses as saying that the assailant shouted “Britain First!” during and after the attack — a slogan linked to anti-immigrant groups.

Police officials in the northern English region of West Yorkshire said Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of the center-left Labour Party who has been outspoken in advocating for civilian victims in Syria, was pronounced an hour after she was assaulted outside a library near the city of Leeds.

Police officials said they believed that a 52-year-old man who was taken into custody was responsible for the attack, and they did not believe there were accomplices.

Witnesses told British media that the assailant appeared to have been waiting for Cox outside a library in the town of Birstall where she had been meeting constituents. He targeted her with a gun that was either homemade or antique, as well as with a knife. He continued to stab and kick her even after she had fallen to the ground, bleeding.

Cox was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Leeds. Before her death was announced, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted that staff members at Leeds General Infirmary were “doing everything possible.”

The killing shook Britain to the core, and prompted an outpouring of grief from across the political spectrum.

Gun attacks in Britain are rare, and members of Parliament do not customarily have security protection. British gun control restrictions are extremely tight, and firearms are considered difficult to obtain.

Britain First is the name of a far-right group that stages provocative anti-Muslim demonstrations. Following Thursday’s attack, the organization posted a statement on its website denying involvement, and saying it “would never encourage behavior of this sort.”

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2016 in International Terrorism, News

 

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British Parliament Debates Banning Trump From UK

What a brilliant idea! Apparently in the UK, their Congress (AKA Parliament) can be petitioned to debate changes in the laws by Citizen Petition. Ergo when a petition reached s over 100,000 signatures it has to be taken up by Parliament for consideration.

Sadly that won’t work in this country – as you have to have an intelligent, educated populace, who minimally is aware of civics, knows something about how the government works, the bill of rights, and is committed to the success of he country – meaning the Sarah Palinites, and Don Trumpskies who pride themselves on ignorance, not being educated, and living in a fantasy world apart form know reality, and knowledgeable of nothing but the Second Amendment f^&()ed that one up for the rest of us as well.

The Dumpster as an illegal alien.

Why British Parliament Will Debate Banning Donald Trump From The U.K.

The British Parliament will now debate whether to ban Donald Trump from entering the country after a petition to keep him out rapidly gained over almost 200,000 signatures Wednesday.

The British Parliament debates petitions once they surpass 100,000 signatures.

“The U.K. has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech,” the petition’s description says.

Scottish resident and longtime Trump critic Suzanne Kelly started the petition, which 30,000 people signed in less than an hour Wednesday morning. Kelly condemned Trump for “unrepentant hate speech and unacceptable behavior” that “foments racial, religious and nationalistic intolerance which should not be welcome in the U.K.”

Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne recommended Wednesday engaging in “robust and democratic debate” instead of banning him from entry.

Yet several British politicians are on board. Labour Party lawmaker Jack Dromey warned that the “dangerous fool” should not come “within 1,000 miles of our shores.” The Muslim Council of Britain echoed the call and recommended that Parliament apply the same standards to Trump as they would to others who “espouse hatred.” Sarah Wollaston, a Member of Parliament for the ruling Conservative Party, recommended a “serious discussion.” Labor MP Tulip Siddiq, a Muslim, said, “If you’re not going to welcome people like me into your country, thenwe don’t want to welcome you.”

Trump caused an uproar when he proclaimed Monday that the U.S. should enact a “complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration. He also alleged that certain neighborhoods of Paris and London were so radicalized that “police are afraid for their own lives.”

London Metropolitan Police rebuked Trump’s claim, saying he “could not be more wrong.” London Mayor Boris Johnson slammed the comments as “complete and utter nonsense.”
 
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Posted by on December 9, 2015 in The Clown Bus

 

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Make My Funk a P-Funk! The Mothership Lands at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Museum has added to it’s collection the iconic Parliament Funkadelic “Mothership”, to be included in the music section of the Museum of African American History.

Smithsonian acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

The funkiest UFO in the galaxy is about to land in Chocolate City.

The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015.
“I’m about to cry!” Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton said over the phone from his home in Tallahassee on Wednesday. “They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”

It isn’t the original Mothership. This 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft was built in the mid-’90s — an indistinguishable replica, Clinton says, of the smoke-spewing stage prop he first introduced to slack-jawed funk fans in 1976.

But by 1982, Parliament-Funkadelic’s towering debts forced the group’s Washington-based management company to trash the Mothership in a Prince George’s County scrap yard. And what happened next has become the stuff of myth. Was it stolen? Did it burn in a fire? Is it still floating around somewhere in the cosmos?

An April 2010 Washington Post story about the Mothership’s disappearance sent the Smithsonian searching for it. Kevin Strait, project historian for the museum, didn’t get very far. “All signs pointed to the fact that we weren’t going to find the original,” Strait said. “So that’s when we essentially put our attentions toward the new one.”

Strait contacted Clinton’s management, and the bandleader eventually decided to donate the piece. The ship has been picked up from Clinton’s Tallahassee recording studio and is scheduled to arrive at a Smithsonian storage facility in suburban Maryland at noon on Thursday.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Music, From Way Back When to Now

 

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Kenya Parliament Kicks Male Member Out… For Earrings!

They are tough in Kenya. This MP gets kicked out for “Improper Dress” on the floor of Parliament.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Africa

 

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Ukranian Parliament Food Fight!

You think politics in the US are bad – in the Ukraine they apparently can become, literally…

A food fight!

This one erupted over a vote to continue the lease of port facilities to the Russian Navy.

Of course, this couldn’t happen in America – because too many of our elected Democrats are born without cajones.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life

 

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