Facebook Founder Bemoans Dodd-Frank, Newt Contests Florida Primary, Billionaire Birther Endorses Mitt Romney: P.M. Links

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  • Mofo||

    "Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney. "

    And a fuck is not given by this commenter.

  • ||

    Yeah, a Birther and anti-Free trade loudmouth. Aren't they all GOP anyway?

  • ||

    Better that than passing Obamacare for Jesus.

  • ||

    Trump is as despicable as Michael Moore is.

    They both shit out of their mouths for some holier-than-thou PR purposes.

  • Yeah||

    "They both shit out of their mouths for some holier-than-thou PR purposes."

    Pot, kettle, etc.

  • Francois||

    If it doesn't matter, why is CNN all over how much it doesn't matter?

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  • Sevo||

    Yes, but are they endorsed by Trump?

  • Mean Guy||

    And a fuck is not given by this commenter

    Not that you didn't comment anyway.

  • ||

    Actually, I would think that most candidates would be praying "Please, God, make Trump endorse the other guy."

  • Joe M||

    Gingrich challenges Florida's winner-take-all primary.

    That is some bad faith bullshit. He knew the rules of the game, he played by them and lost, and now he doesn't like it. This is Virginia all over again. Paul explicitly did not campaign there because of the winner-take-all system, so it wouldn't be fair to him to change it after the fact.

  • ||

    I suppose Newt's going to give back all the winner-take-all delegates from SC congressional districts, then.

  • ||

    One thing this campaign has shown is what a whiny little bitch NukeTits is.

    He is constantly complaining about the debate questions, the debate rules, the oppo ads, the ballot access rules, the delegate apportionment rules.

    What a thin-skinned, entitled little prick he is.

  • ||

    Newcular Titties for life!

  • D-||

    Still not funny, but keep trying.

  • ||

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.....ries,_2012

    This actually explains quite succinctly.

    In April 2008, the Standing Committee on Rules of the Republican National Committee recommended the adoption of the "Ohio Plan", that would, starting in 2012, divide the primary states into three tiers: early states, small states, and large states. It would allow the early states to retain their status and tradition of being states that vote first. By the end of February 2012, nineteen small states comprising fifty electoral votes would be allowed to vote. In March, the last states, the largest ones, would then have their primaries.

    The 2008 Republican National Convention did not approve the Ohio Plan. Instead, the Rules of the Republican Party adopted by the Convention provided that the timing of binding delegate selection contests would generally be subject to the same rules as the 2008 delegate selection contests. On August 6, 2010, the Republican National Committee (RNC) adopted new rules for the timing of elections, with 103 votes in favor out of 144. Under this plan, elections for delegates to the national convention were to be divided into three periods:

    February 2012: Contests of traditional early states Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina,
    March 2012: Contests that proportionally allocate delegates,
    April 2012, and onward: All other contests including winner-take-all elections.

    The only early state that adhered to the new rules was Nevada. Florida scheduled its contest early in violation of the rules, pressuring other states to push back their contests. Being in violation of RNC rules, New Hampshire, Carolina, Florida, Arizona and Michigan were penalized with a loss of half of their delegates, including their RNC delegates. New Hampshire was penalized from 23 delegates to 12, South Carolina from 50 to 25, Florida from 99 to 50, Arizona from 58 to 29 and Michigan from 56 to 30. Iowa, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri also violated the rules by scheduling early contests, but since these contests do not bind any national delegates they were not penalized.

  • CE||

    I thought the Republicans were all for federalism, letting the states do things their own way.

  • robc||

    Umm...state GOP is not the state.

    Thats like saying McDonalds should let franchises name things whatever they want.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook going public will be expensive because of over-regulation.

    You might have mentioned that to your good buddy Barack during your many photo opportunities with him.

  • ||

    Zuckerberg was complaining about Sarbox. Apparently sitting in prison with Worldcom, Adelphia, Tyco, and Enron execs does not appeal to him.

  • Jerry||

    I didn't even know the guy was graduated from Phillips Exeter. Has anything good ever come out of that place?

  • Anon||

    I was at Andover. Exeter is full of fags.

  • Another Anon||

    The Eton of North America.

  • Joe M||

    The Texas congressman's campaign circulated a press release... heralding Trump's 2010 endorsement of... Harry Reid

    Yeah, proof (like we needed more) than Trump is a piece of shit.

  • RoboCain||

    "Women’s studies has for many decades centered itself around the study of popular culture and this trend continues as it was announced last week that there will be a class called “Politicizing Beyonce” offered by the Women’s Studies Departement at Rutgers."

    http://feministing.com/2012/02.....classroom/

  • ||

    . . . there will be a class called “Politicizing Beyonce” offered by the Women’s Studies Departement at Rutgers.

    So does Rutgers still offer degree programs in fields such as engineering, mathematics, biology, etc? You know, hard sciences where a student's success or failure isn't determined by how rigidly they toe the PC line?

  • RoboCain||

    Yes, but math is hard.

  • ||

    Yes, but math is hard.

    Clearly the normative praxis by which, through your rigorous adherence to the dialectic postconstructionist (versus contemporary) patriarchy, you have othered womyn as a whole, is a clear indicator of your need for sensitivity training. Report to Rutgers at once to be cured of your Neaderthalism.

  • ||

    That was supposed to be 'neanderthalism'.

  • RoboCain||

    Spelling is microaggression!

  • GEICO Caveman||

    Karl, your words are hurtful.

  • Women's Studies Math||

    (JZ)/$(Beyonce)^2 + Society = Patriarchy

  • Montani Semper Liberi||

    Rutgers has a pretty good math department, actually. They have a lot of top notch guys in PDEs.

  • ||

    They have a lot of top notch GUYS in PDEs

    Your othering of womyn is noted.

  • Binky||

    It's "Beyoncé", you ignorant sluts!

  • Xenocles||

    Sluts? More othering!

  • ||

    And this is why taxpayers have to pony up more money for "higher education"? The country desperately needs experts in the politicization of Beyonce?

  • ||

    "experts" - still othering, you microagressing, person, you.

  • RoboCain||

  • Anon||

    Stay calm, this won't take long.

  • Think of England||

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    This is from the *Sun,* and it says some of the material was too offensive to publish. For those with even a nodding acquaintance with English journalism, this means it was very, very offensive indeed.

  • Think of England||

    is long standing advice given for what to do while being raped.

  • ||

    From LRC, 19 crazy things that schoolchildren are being arrested for:

    http://lewrockwell.com/rep3/cr.....d-for.html

  • RoboCain||

    And as fucked up as that is, I'm sure that is a very incomplete list.

  • ||

    I'm sure that is a very incomplete list.

    Well yeah, there are bandwidth issues in play here, so sometimes you have to create a "best of" list!

  • RoboCain||

    I think my favorite was that four or five-year-old (I don't quite remember) boy (somewhere around Baltimore) who was kicked out of school for sexual harassment.

  • Maxxx||

    My favorite is the kid that was suspended under a zero tolerance policy for fashioning a piece of pizza into a simulated gun.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/video.....s-15171514

  • Joe M||

    From the story about the cop who pepper-sprayed a seven year old is dropped this mind-blowing little tidbit:

    Heald [the officer who did the pepper-spraying], 50, retired in March after 27 years on the force and could not be reached for comment.

    How much you wanna bet he's getting a huge pension and probably moved onto another job during his "retirement"?

  • ||

    How much you wanna bet he's getting a huge pension and probably moved onto another job during his "retirement"?

    The only thing he should move on to is a prison cell, within the general population, with notice given to his brethren that he's a former cop doing time for abusing a child.

  • Binky||

    “because he put Xs in the eyes of [his drawing of crucified] Jesus, the teacher was alarmed and they told the parents they thought it was violent”

    That is one sad list.

  • RoboCain||

    "thought it was violent”

    As opposed to what, torturing someone to death?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "Why can't you have a *happy* Jesus on the cross? I mean, He was up there singing 'always look on the bright side of life.'"

  • mad libertarian guy||

    A good friend of mine has a schoolteacher wife who once told me that if she were to ever discover that one of her elementary school students went out shooting with his/her father that she would report him to both the school counselor and the police.

    Fucking madness when we have school teachers what is and isn't appropriate.

  • ||

    A good friend of mine has a schoolteacher wife who once told me that if she were to ever discover that one of her elementary school students went out shooting with his/her father that she would report him to both the school counselor and the police.

    Depending on what part of the country she taught in, she'd become the laughing stock of the community. Fortunately I live in such a part of the country.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Miami, FL.

    It's kind of a weird city for gun rights. Most everyone I knew growing up had guns in the house, but being a large city, there are anti-gunner soccer moms all over the fucking place.

    I agree that in gun friendly places (I live in one too) this would be laughed at, it's the idea that she has a fucking say as to what is appropriate for children to do with their parents that is appalling.

    Here, not only would she be laughed at, she would get the cussing out of her life while I tell her to rot in fucking hell for being a nosy cunt.

  • RoboCain||

    "Shocking Study Reveals Men Care About Marriage, Babies"

    http://jezebel.com/5881647/sho.....age-babies

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    Yeah, shocking, right?

    It's because we real men who do, in fact, care about that stuff tend to be kinda boring and don't make the news, like the rapists, wife beaters, serial cheaters and "johns" picked up by police. They make us married guys who manage to stay married and actually help raise the kids seem pretty dull by comparison.

  • Xenocles||

    Happy, functional marriage is a very grey institution. You just sort of don't notice it, or its participants. I should know, being in one.

  • RoboCain||

    "The idea of Forecast the Facts is to allow moonbats to turn in “deniers,” i.e., weathermen with enough integrity not to ask their audience to drink the socialist Kool-Aid. Heretics will then presumably find their jobs targeted by thuggish liberal activists."

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=7557

  • RoboCain||

    "According to a recent national survey, more than half of TV weather reporters don’t believe in human-induced climate change. Meanwhile, their viewers are facing unprecedented, climate-change induced heat waves, droughts, and flooding."

    So more than half of a group of people who are experts on weather don't believe in it. Or are we back to "climate isn't weather"?

  • Apatheist||

    Meanwhile, their viewers are facing unprecedented, climate-change induced heat waves, droughts, and flooding."

    Bold faced lies.

  • CE||

    Or record cold, as in Europe, hence the migration from "global warming" to "climate change".

  • ||

    The whole "climate change" branding never stops making me laugh.

    Climate, being one of the more dynamic systems on Earth is by its very nature always changing.

  • RoboCain||

    "The New Mexico supermarket worker who admitted putting his semen in yogurt ingested by a female shopper provided similarly tainted samples to at least four other women, according to prosecutors who have asked a judge to depart from federal guidelines so that the man can be sentenced to a lengthier prison term for his “perverted conduct.”

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/d.....nce-871245

  • Ice Nine||

    A third woman reported that the yogurt “did not taste good and wanted to spit it out”

    OK, babe, just don't come crying to us when your dates don't write or call.

  • ||

    If there's one thing I've learned from Kitchen Nightmares, it's that you have to serve it fresh, not frozen.

  • RoboCain||

  • RoboCain||

    peaking about Linda Lovelace’s film Deep Throat she said: ‘What surprised me is the amount of pubic hair! I’m pretty sure I would never do a full frontal in a movie—for personal reasons, I wouldn’t really want to show that.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....elace.html

    http://thegloss.com/fashion/ga.....amour-852/

  • T||

    Which makes me a sad panda.

  • killazontherun||

    From the casting decisions I've studied, the movie appears to me to be really a biopic about a moment in Gloria Steinem's life titled Lovelace to get asses in the seats.

  • Ted S.||

    Ever heard of shaving, Miss Seyfried?

  • RoboCain||

    Gwyneth Paltrow is still annoying:

    http://www.celebitchy.com/2060.....rs_bazaar/

  • RoboCain||

  • Anon||

    I'd bend her over. A little sickly looking though.

  • RoboCain||

    She looks healthy to me...

  • Jerry||

    A bit asymmetrical though.

  • ||

    She is gorgeous.

  • Joe M||

    Isn't she way too skinny for you?

  • RoboCain||

    That's why I also posted Amanda Seyfried.

  • ||

    Butter: flagrant false advertising.

  • RoboCain||

    But Olivia Wilde with black hair in a slutty outfit...

  • ||

    I'm sayin, wouldn't you be pissed off after buying tickets to a movie titled Butter or Bacon, and then finding out it's about boring middle class white people?

  • ||

    I guess what I'm getting at is that those titles should've been reserved for Tony Bourdain's directorial debut.

  • T||

    I would figure Butter as being a Paula Deen biopic.

  • ||

    lol

  • Anon||

    Those of you who aren't familiar with an S-1 might get the impression that those are unique complaints. To the contrary, virtually every IPO I have ever seen or worked on (though I was still in school pre-SOX) contains those risk factors or something like that. The SEC requires you to list all that garbage or risk getting hosed later.

  • ||

    Good post. Unless Facebook morphs into a bank holding company Dodd-Frank is like the FDA to them.

  • Anon||

    One of the younger managing directors here thinks that Dodd-Frank could be construed such that Facebook would be a financial services company because it facilitates transactions between users. It would be interesting to see companies like paypal be regulated like Wells Fargo.

  • ||

    I haven't received my GLB privacy notice from Facebook.

    Release the lawyers!

  • Juice||

    So what's up with the Anonymous thing with the white supremacist groups and such?

  • RoboCain||

    Max is a moron?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    They have no evidence whatsoever to justify their accusations, yet they're going to make them anyways while adding as much invective as possible.

  • rather||

    onetime I flew a airplane to go see my Dad and I fell asleep and when I woke up I was in a dumpster.

  • Barely Suppressed Rage||

    What's with these P.M. links posted at 5:00 p.m.? What, do you guys work bankers' hours? Got a nice, cushy 9-5 job?

  • ||

    ""the department was inclined to follow a longstanding tradition of withholding internal documents about congressional inquiries in order to preserve the ability to get candid advice from top officials.""

    Where have I heard that before?

  • ||

    Considering the candid advice given in this case was absolutely horrid, I don't think they'd be losing much by not preserving their ability to get it.

  • ||

    [Newt] is constantly complaining about the debate questions, the debate rules, the oppo ads, the ballot access rules, the delegate apportionment rules.

    Don't you see? Newt's so very smart and thoughtful and amazing that there's literally nothing on the planet he couldn't make better if only we'd just put him in charge of EVERYTHING.

  • Ira Te||

    The attorney general said he will consider Issa’s demand. But he said, with one exception, the department was inclined to follow a longstanding tradition of withholding internal documents about congressional inquiries in order to preserve the ability to get candid advice from top officials.

    Emphasis added. Perish forbid that the American people, for whom all these clowns supposedly work, were to know what goes on in the minds of government officials. Just, um, ducky.

  • Jumbie||

    Some guy, who may or may not be me, wrote a satirical short story about political debate culture and it's been published at Cynic Magazine: http://www.cynicmag.com/featur.....cleid=4140

  • BakedPenguin||

    Nice ending.

  • PantsFan||

    I just got access to the US Netflix library, and I am in awe of the selection. We are getting HOSED up here.

  • CE||

    Wait til you try to order a new release.

  • ¢||

    Women’s studies has for many decades centered itself around the study of popular culture

    In my day, that was called "shopping."

    So what's up with the Anonymous thing with the white supremacist groups and such?

    Read up, yo.

    Basically, all kinda Ron Paul fans are all kinda Nazis—the rare paleo-cracka kind, in this case, not the common OWS kind that he's shifted his appeals to now. Some of those paleo-crackaz try to sound important to their Nazi friends by claiming they're personally tight with Ron Paul (and, even more implausibly, Rand Paul). So Anonymous HAXXORD THE WIRLD and found some quotes from some paleo-crackaz making claims to that personal tightness, to a tiny audience of chumpy Nazis on some mailing list or something. And Anonymous presents those quoted claims as all true and just the very tip of the ice-cracka, because Anonymous fans are also chumpy.

    The end.

    Or, ask Weigel. I'm sure he has a whole thing.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Remember this when someone states that women cannot violently rape a man.

  • Binky||

    But that's not rape rape.

  • ||

    a better example of Facebook Photography you'll never see (because if it got any worse than that, your eyes would explode.)

  • RoboCain||

    I posted that yesterday. I thought it was the best out of a couple dozen women behaving badly stories. Although many of those were teachers having sex with underage students. Like cop shoots/tasers unarmed person stories, there are so many of them it's almost become background noise.

  • Coeus||

    There's a bunch of catty shit on the jezebel site about it in the comments.

    "where is everyone saying 'we don't have enough information' and 'innocent until proven guilty'"

    As if going to the police 3 months after an alleged assault by a celebrity after your boyfriend found out is the same as a guy with injuries and a fucking witness.

    cunts.

  • ||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

    Kieth Richards on his favorite books. From Dawn to Decadence. The man has good taste.

  • ||

    I originally heard Trump was going to endorse Gingrich which I thought would make more sense. Trump has a TV show full of washed-up has-been celebrities. It seemed appropriate that he'd endorse a washed-up has-been Washington insider. But I guess Romney can be counted on to keep Trump's corporate welfare checks coming.

  • RoboCain||

    I hear they both like to fire people.

  • ||

    If Romney does anything more than acknowledge that endorsement, he's a fool.

    Trump's status in public opinion is somewhere between Hitler and the crud stuck to the floor under the fridge.

  • Joe M||

    Yeah, the big question is will this endorsement be the kiss of death, or just embarrassing?

  • ||

    Both are self promoting assholes, so why does it really matter?

  • Neu Mejican||

    Tupla,

    He's a fool then. He stood on stage with him and looked submissive.

  • Brett L||

    Generally cool article, however I have quibble with this:

    "Nasa has calculated that the Earth is gaining about 160 tonnes a year because the temperature of the Earth is going up. If we are adding energy to the system, the mass must go up," says Dr Smith.

    Temperature has fuck-all to do with mass, unless they are claiming that the energy stored as chemical bonds is equal to 160 tonnes.

  • ||

    Hmmm..what could be adding energy to the planet? What could it be? What giant, fusing ball of gas 93 million miles away could be responsible for this?

    Now, I'm no rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure that converting mass to energy isn't adding mass to the system.

  • Neu Mejican||

    Mass change = mCp(T2 - T1) / c^2

  • Brett L||

    Just what is the specific heat of Earth at constant pressure? But yes, I guess you can figure a delta e and apply e=mc^2. It seems problematic to me to express your energy as both temperature and mass change.

  • ||

    The Kos Kiddies are in full screech mode over the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood thing, e.g. referring to the Komen org as the "Great Pink Satan". LOL.

    It's not too difficult to see where their priorities lie. The government can take away every liberty they have, as long as they can get abortions.

    "Choice", they call it. Odd, since they don't believe in the concept of self ownership.

  • cynical||

    Pretty much the only way to try to explain the appeal of libertarianism to a progressive is to say "it's like abortion, but for everything."

  • Coeus||

    I am definitely using this.

  • TRTB||

    Except that for many of them, the notion of freedom includes the freedom of having your neighbors foot the bill.

    Still, pretty fucking solid at the buzzphrase level, I like it.

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