A.M. Links: The Bill and Barack Show, Al-Qaeda Gone, Baby Shuts Down Airport

  • President Obama is embracing Bill Clinton for his re-election campaign. "There is no better Democratic ally than President Clinton," said Jim Messina, the President’s campaign manager.
  • Al-Qaeda is “essentially gone,” U.S. intelligence officials say.  “Affiliates”, they warn, remain a threat. “[T]he movement certainly survives, the ideology of the global jihad survives, bin Laden's philosophy, that survives in a variety of places outside of Pakistan," an anonymous U.S. official told the AFP.
  • Gunmen attacked Christian worshippers in Nigeria, killing at least 21. No one took responsibility immediately, but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected.
  • Chicago police at next month’s NATO summit will not enforce a state eavesdropping law that has been used to prosecute those who record police officers. "[W]hile the law is still on the books, it is currently being constitutionally challenged,” said Steve Patton, corporation counsel for the city. “[T]he fact [is] that the police are going to have other things to focus on during the summit.”
  • Homophobia might mean you’re gay, according to new research. “It’s important to stress the obvious: Not all those who campaign against gay men and lesbians secretly feel same-sex attractions. But at least some who oppose homosexuality are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves, having themselves been victims of oppression and lack of acceptance,” one of the researchers writes in Sunday’s New York Times
  • Port Authority cops at Newark Airport overreacted when they shut down a terminal after a baby went through a checkpoint unscreened, according to the TSA.

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  • Anacreon||

    I'm not usually up this early!

  • Anacreon||

    Heh-heh. Early bird prevents all those "first" types. Never been first for these before, Pacific time does not usually mix well with morning links.

  • o3||

    pacific schmaific - time's bendable anyways. if one thinks analytically...which serves to reduce superstitutious skygod musings.

  • Trespassers W||

    Evidence that when you only have a few hundred neurons, they all connect to each other.

  • ||

    BLASPHEMER!! Zeus shall punish you!!!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Chicago police at next month's NATO summit will not enforce a state eavesdropping law that has been used to prosecute those who record police officers.

    "So, yeah, all you attending with your video cameras, go ahead and record the beatings. We won't arrest you and destroy the video evidence. Yeah, that's the ticket!"

  • Bee Tagger||

    It's like the early 90s all over again. Jon Lovitz just can't stay out of the news.

  • sarcasmic||

    Kristen Stewart almost smiles!

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

  • Hell's Librarian||

    I hate that mouth half-open look all these girls use. She looks particularly gormless in that first pic.

  • sarcasmic||

    Mouth breathers breathe through their mouth.

  • SugarFree||

    HURR DURR is not sexy, ladies.

  • ||

  • SugarFree||

    Your Jerry Lewis fetish disturbs everyone.

  • ||

    RAWR! Now that's sexy!

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Hilarie Burton is smoking hot on White Collar... except when she does that mouth half-open look... which she does almost constantly now.

  • Ice Nine||

    If I got this right it is sexy or something. Aren't you extremely turned on now?

  • Hell's Librarian||

    She's not my type. ;) I am with Kristen on the Alec Baldwin thing, and I never see HIM with his mouth half open.

  • Hugh Akston||

    You guys be nice. Kristen Stewart is a role model for the millions of humorless morons who have to spend hours in front of the mirror practicing this "smy-awl" thing imposed on them by a misogynist heteronormative patriarchy that insists women have to have "personalities" to be sexy.

  • ||

    a misogynist heteronormative patriarchy that insists women have to have "personalities" to be sexy.

    ... said on a thread discussing sexbots

  • Anacreon||

    It's the kind of smile you give when you have a toothache.

  • sarcasmic||

    Bouncers wisely give fat chick the boot when she tries to climb up on the bar and dance.

    Naturally she sues.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....y-bar.html

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    "We all paid the same cover to get into the Union, but we're not given access to all the same things they have to offer," she said. "I feel like it is their job to provide everybody a great time, especially if everybody pays the same price."

    I didn't pay a cover -- and it's not a great time -- to watch a fat chick dance on the bar.

  • ||

    "...but we're not given access to all the same things they have to offer,"

    There's that "access" word again. "Access" =/= Guaranteed Favourable Outcome, ya fatty dirigible! Clearly, there is an ADA lawsuit here somewhere!

  • sarcasmic||

    there is an ADA lawsuit here somewhere!

    They didn't provide a lift.

  • Hell's Librarian||

    Or a ramp up to the bar.

  • sarcasmic||

    Ramps aren't fair. By the time she finished heaving her bulk up the ramp she wouldn't have any energy left to dance. A lift is the only option.

  • db||

    I'm picturing a Dr. Scott wheelchair dance on the appropriately ramped bar.

  • Hell's Librarian||

    officials told her they could not investigate because size discrimination is not illegal.

    Yet.

    I bet she goes to Occupy meetings in her copious spare time, based on the reek of entitlement wafting from her.

  • l0b0t||

    "...her copious spare time..."
    HA! I initially misread that as 'her copious spare tire'.

  • Rich||

    Strange. I'll bet John (where the heck is he?) initially read that as 'her voluptuous spare time'.

  • Ice Nine||

    Iowa City - that explains it. When I was on the GYN service in med school in Iowa City (a gruesome ordeal) we referred to the weights of these corn-fed gals in "Iowa Units". This particular one looks like she runs about 2I.U. even.

  • Hell's Librarian||

    I typed out a whole Microaggressions rant to attribute to her, but then I realized that nothing I made up could be more amusing what she actually says.

  • ||

    Too many of those gals tend to view these as some sort of invite for medieval role foreplay, the poor lasses.

    SFW

  • Ice Nine||

    Many were lost.

  • ||

    Patients or the retractors? ;-)

  • Rich||

    We also specialize in creating CUSTOM high quality German Stainless Steel Surgical Instruments. Contact us about your custom needs.

    Hey, THANKS, Doc!

  • Ice Nine||

    Sure you didn't confuse that with an anoscope?

  • Rich||

    That's not an anoscope.

    THIS is an anoscope.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    When my proctologist starts dinging a bell in my ass, the appointment is officially over.

  • Bobarian||

    And HAPPY HOUR has officially started!

  • ||

    SFW

    The hell it is

  • ||

    Depends in your line of work, your exceptional spunkyship. Speaking of, "I owe, I owe, it's off to werk I go..."

  • db||

    Work is for suckers. Go and protest your student loans in the town square instead. You could start a free clinic medical co-op at a local OWS.

  • ||

    you're assuming the knowledge he picked up at university has to be used. Why can't he rack up a mountain of debt studying medicine, and then contribute to the local OWS as an underground puppeteer?

  • db||

    That would certainly be more like OWS.

  • Hell's Librarian||

    You know, ever since I saw that movie with Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers) I can't look at gynecological instruments without a shudder. Because they all look like instruments for mutant women now. ;P

  • ||

    The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.

    She told the Des Moines Register: 'It made me start questioning myself and thinking, "Are my friends so much better than me?" I know they're thinner, but those bouncers made them seem more valuable.'

    Boo fuckin' hoo you whining maggot. In a meat market you are less valuable than your skinny friends, unless it has a chubby-chaser-only door policy for guys.

  • Drake||

    So self-assessment and reflection are bad things? I suppose mirrors are too.

  • Ed||

  • JW||

    I'll force everyone to accept me and find me their equal.

    I'm quite sure this will eliminate any bad feeling towards fatties.

  • sloopyinca||

    Why, oh why, is there only one comment (mine) on that Daily Iowan article? The rest of you disappoint me.

  • Brandon||

    You pretty much covered all the bases.

  • rac3rx||

    Lovely...well and if the bar or whatever had a weight capacity and they had allowed her fat ass up there, and the thing broke resulting in subsequent injury to her and/or others, there'd be several LEGITIMATE lawsuits.

    And if she came into my establishment and acted the fool the first time, I wouldn't have allowed her back in either.

    Plus, there are large city bars, especially in places like NYC and LA, where idiots line up out the door all night and only the prettiest ones are allowed entry. I don't see bitchfest articles about that.

  • Pope Jimbo||

    That picture looks just like one of the old Married with Children re-runs. Those were the Amazons who were always fighting Al and No Maam.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Apparently Krayewski is afraid of running afoul of the Chicago PD's anti-linking laws on that NATO summit post, btw.

  • sarcasmic||

    Everything is better with bacon!

    http://now.msn.com/living/0429-baconery.aspx

  • Hell's Librarian||

    Yes it is. I have had chocolate with bacon in it, and it was DELICIOUS.

  • db||

    I used to work with a guy who was the most obvious closeted gay ever. The guy was a "bear" who kept his beard and hair exquisitely groomed, made anti-gay jokes at the weirdest times, and exhibited a strange fascination with the mechanics of gay sex. That fascinatiin by itself is usually enough to brand an ostensible homophobe as at least bi-curious, IMO.

  • sarcasmic||

    Your fascination in him suggests that you may want to consider hanging out in the local gay bar.

    NTTAWWT

  • db||

    I admit it; he was so dreamy. There's just something so...manly about a bowhunting homophobe. One day, we were working together, and a bottle of air compressor oil fell off a shelf and spilled all over his shoulders and arms. As he slowly wipedthe glistening oil from his torso, I felt a strange twinge that helped me on my journey of self discovery.

  • Hell's Librarian||

    Mmmmm. Carry on. And what did you discover?

  • db||

    Paging SugarFree! Please pick up the Slash Phone. Assistance is needed!

  • SugarFree||

    I don't mess with no bear stuff. It hits too close to home.

  • Hugh Akston||

    I keep offering to shave. Or at least trim/braid. But you always say you want me to stay the way I was when we met.

  • ||

    Clearly, Saccharin Man is an Ursist. I've suspected this for a long time.

  • SugarFree||

    All the actual misgynists I've known--not the Jezebel "misogynist" that doesn't think 400-pound women are attractive or thinks Margaret Cho isn't funny--, but the guys who just straight up hate women, have all either eventually come out as gay or continue to not fool anyone.

  • NoVAHockey||

    Wait. People think Margaret Cho is funny?

  • SugarFree||

    I know. I find it hard to believe as well.

  • Ice Nine||

    Maybe her raw comedic talent would come out if she occasionally told a joke that didn't center around being Korean.

  • db||

    Wait. Margaret Cho is Korean?

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    If she got the Big Boy(tm) Haircut, she'd look like Kim il Jung.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I recently was told I "othering" people (I was claiming that you didn't need to use "cisperson" the same way you don't need to use "endoplanet"). Oddly, it made me think of you.

  • SugarFree||

    You othering otherer!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm not sure if the problem was that she was just a crazy PC feminist, or, since she's a woman, she doesn't know what an exoplanet is. Either way, I decided that it was pointless to continue that conversation.

  • AuH2O||

    Wait, you didn't think of me? When I introduced you all to microagressions?

    SugarFree, you whore!
    *throws drink in SugarFree's face, grabs weave*

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I didn't say I was microagrresive. I said I was othering.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    I don't know if this gay study is valid, but suppose a parallel study showing that a large proportion of those who opposed smoking were smokers or at least nicotine addicts. Would this be cited as proof that smoking ought to be normalized, or would it instead indicate that smokers themselves were aware of the dangers of their habit?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I get that suggesting that homophobes are all secretly gay is useful rhetorically, but I think it's more than a stretch to believe it's a reality. By that token, people who have a strong aversion for anything are secretly proponents of the thing they hate. We, for instance, would all be closet statists and love the prequels.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I actually do a ton of enjoyment out of watching Revenge of the Sith. It's a combination of MST3K and finally watching Anakin get chopped up for being a whiny punk.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    It all started with the Jar Jar Binks action figure. I noticed something endearing about him for the first time.

    Also there oughta be a law.

  • Jerryskids||

    Ummm..... you might want to read all those expressions of strong aversion to fat chicks right above you. And try not to think about the fact that you now know sarcasmic and Groovus and Night Elf are all closeted chubby-chasers.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm thinking maybe stated aversions to things usually mean the things are actually disliked.

  • T||

    I tend to go with revealed preference over stated preference, but I don't have the time to stalk you people and see what you hit on when you're drunk.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, I suppose it's true that men who didn't want their proclivities known put on the more-manly-than-thou act in the past, though I would suspect that's less common these days.

    In any case, I think there's a continuum with these things, and people fall all over the place. I'm with Sam Kinison, personally, not seeing how men can be attractive at all, even to women. We're icky.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm with Sam Kinison, personally, not seeing how men can be attractive at all, even to women.

    Every time I talk to friends who are girls and they call a guy we both know attractive, my response is inevitably "Him?" I can never find anything about him that isn't the same as every other guy.

  • Jerryskids||

    I'm thinking maybe stated aversions to things usually mean the things are actually disliked.

    But how can you argue with your opponents unless you demonstrate that what they say isn't what they really mean?

    Don't like Obamacare? You mean you're racist. Didn't like Hillarycare, either? You're a misogynist. Don't like British-style socialized medicine? Xenophobe. Don't like the fact that entitlement spending is bankrupting the country? You hate children.

    But of course, I know the reason you said statements should be taken at face value is because you are attempting to hide what you really mean to say. I'm on to you, ProL. Don't think I'm not stupid.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm beginning to think the smart thing to do is to state random positions.

  • Lord Humungus||

    My best friend in HS came out of the closet. I always knew he was a little, er, strange in his approach to women. He never really talked about them much, or seemed interested in dating them. He was much more into collecting records, art, and cooking (! hello, mr. blind man - it seems so obvious now !)

    Of course when he "became gay", he wanted me to er, join the club. He was in the new, militant "everyone is gay" mode, and got pissed that I wanted to stay straight. So scratch one friendship.

    Sorry, dude, but guys have ugly feet, hairy backs, and funky bodies - what's the attraction there? NTTAWWT

  • ||

    I have noted that "penis/lack of vagina" is not on your list of reasons not to like men.

  • Lord Humungus||

    it's a long list...

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I would think that'd be #1.

  • DA||

    Maybe he's into Traps?

  • tarran||

    No doubt the lord of the wasteland is not bothered by such trifles. Penises can be chopped off. Vaginal openings can be cut or bored into the body...

  • BakedPenguin||

    We have all lost someone we love...

  • JW||

    Heh. Reminds me of a gf in college who only recently discovered how much she loved being bi. "No really, I'm thrilled for you. Really, I am. No need to expand this base any further."

  • Lord Humungus||

    I dated a bi girl in college. She was crazy... and I mean CRAZY.

  • JW||

    She wasn't so crazy, she was actually pretty fun, but mark me as an idiot for blowing that one. I botched the whole thing before closing the threesome deal that was in the works.

  • ||

    please say you never made that mistake again

  • SugarFree||

    I wonder about the breakdown of women who claim to be bi under the age of 25 who actual sex have sex (threesome or solo) with a woman. It seems in my amateur observations on the subject that at least 85% of young "bi" women just say they are in a desperate bid to seem interesting.

  • JW||

    Sug, this one I had proof of, since she slept with a female friend of mine and she introduced us.

  • SugarFree||

    I know two that had sex with women. But one seemed so clueless about the mechanics of performing oral sex on a woman, that it always made me wonder.

  • JW||

    please say you never made that mistake again

    Blowing the threesome or dating a bi girl? Regardless, neither ever presented itself again. :::sob:::

  • Bee Tagger||

    Al-Qaeda is "essentially gone," U.S. intelligence officials say. "Affiliates", they warn, remain a threat.

    Look how great we've done! Don't you dare scale us back, though, the threat level has changed.

  • Hugh Akston||

    It's essential that we continue to bomb the shit out of any country we find, so as to kill any terrorists that might be out there, or at the very least create some new ones.

  • Brandon||

    Yeah, that quote's got something for everyone, being astoundingly self-contradictory while simultaneously demonstrating the profound lack of self-awareness so agonizingly common to useless, entitled bureaucrats.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Clinton told the crowd that Obama is "beating the clock" to restore the economy to health. Digging out of similar financial holes has historically taken five to 10 years, Clinton said.

    Beating. Holes. Clinton knows today's Dem contributors want innuendo for their money.

  • Longtorso||

    try again?

  • Bee Tagger||

    But at least some who oppose homosexuality are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves, having themselves been victims of oppression and lack of acceptance

    Just tell me whether the PC thing is to laugh at them or feel bad for them.

  • Rich||

    The PC thing is to laugh *with* them; feeling bad for them can lead only to microaggression and othering.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A baby who got through security at Newark Airport without being properly screened Friday triggered an evacuation and set off a round of finger-pointing.

    And if that so-called "baby" had ended up detonating its binky bomb? Would the transgression seem so low level then?

  • Rich||

    Moreover, IIRC, large quantities of "baby formula" are allowed through the checkpoint.

  • ||

    Well clearly we need to put a stop to THAT asap.

  • Ice Nine||

    Port Authority cops at Newark Airport overreacted when they shut down a terminal after a baby went through a checkpoint unscreened, according to the TSA.

    And shutting down the airport was important to do since "Al-Qaeda is 'essentially gone' according to U.S. intelligence officials", right?

  • Rich||

    The kid could have been an "affiliate".

  • Matrix||

    "U.S. intelligence is 'essentially gone' according to the average person."

  • l0b0t||

    Anyone who has seen The Mighty Heroes knows how dangerous a baby can be.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mighty_Heroes

  • ||

    Holy shit, I thought I was the only one who'd seen this. I have a few episodes on VHS.

  • l0b0t||

    Awesome, they were a childhood favorite of mine.

  • ||

  • Hell's Librarian||

    I applaud their efforts, but their example of "looking good while doing it" makes their model look like a dork.

  • nicole||

    Not so sure about that parenthetical...

  • rac3rx||

    Yeah, I don't picture myself painting inverted black & white triangles on my cheekbones anytime soon.

  • SugarFree||

    Jezebel welcomes the entire spectrum of human sexuality, except those Real Doll weirdos.

  • SugarFree||

    I would have posted a juicy snippet, but the painfully useless "50 character" bullshit stopped me, even after replacing all the punctuation.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Think how many spammers it also stopped in the process. Don't you hate yourself now?

  • SugarFree||

    I would imagine it's a "wide net" setting. There are cleaner ways to stop copypasta besides making almost all quoting pasting difficult-to-impossible.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Did you try replacing the smart quotation marks with dumb ones? Reason apparently only likes retarded punctuation.

  • SugarFree||

    even after replacing all the punctuation.

    Dammit, Hugh! It's like you never listen to me anymore! This fake marriage is OVER!

  • Hugh Akston||

    No thanks, I'll just grab a bagel or something on the way to work.

  • ||

    mum... dad... please don't fight!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Fuck. Their filter even blocks copy-pasta from their own articles.

    Someone should get fucking fired.

  • Ice Nine||

    Stop whining.

  • ¿Ex Nihilo?||

    time to talk about sex robots and the creepy, socially-stunted people (men) who love them. No judgment or anything.

    Yea, right. The lack of self-awareness is amazing.

  • NotSure||

    Would they pass the same judgment on women that who love sex robots ? In some ways using a vibrator is already a form of robotic sex, and I am sure that there is high vibrator usage at jezebel.

  • nicole||

    Well, if you RTFA (don't; I did so you don't have to) you would know that vibrators are still okay but this is not because EWWWW.

  • ||

    So I guess stating "no judgement" is like stating "no offense"? It gets you off the hook no matter how much of a fucking cunt you are? "But I said "no judgement"! Sheesh! What more do you want from me? To be an actual non-judgmental human being?!?!"

  • Proprietist||

    Watch out Kristen, I think I hear Ken Schultz coming to scold you.

  • ||

    Then I'll just be ready to change my handle again!

  • Rich||

    those individuals (men) who like to get off with robotic sex dolls approaching various degrees of realism

    I've been told it's perfectly acceptable, though, to get off with CERTAIN PARTS of robotic sex dolls approaching various degrees of realism.

  • o3||

    techosexual = plastic/latex fetish

  • Hell's Librarian||

    This whole diatribe is very odd. I honestly do not see why they care, as a Jezebellian would not be attracted to someone who is into Real Dolls in the first place. I mean, is her complaint that there are people (men) with odd sexual fetishes? Wow, who knew? I bet there are people (women) who have odd sexual fetishes also. I suppose that people (men) who have odd sexual fetishes are somehow freaks, while people (women) who have odd sexual fetishes are sexually empowered (unless, of course, their sexual fetish involves that yucky dominance/submission stuff... then they're just brainwashed by the Patriarchy).

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Space Pope says robosexuality is a sin.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    And who is robosexuality's biggest opponent? A closet robolover!

  • Zeb||

    the ways in which the male gaze has pushed advertising and pop culture to sexualize the female body and break it down into its component parts.

    Yes, how dare men sexualize the natural object of their sexual desire?! How pathological.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Bio-evolution, how the fuck does it work?

  • Marshall Gill||

    time to talk about sex robots and the creepy, socially-stunted people (men) who love them. No judgment or anything.

    I am going to judge you, but then to pretend how open-minded I am, I am going to say the words "no judgement". Strange that they did not include women's attachments to mechanical stimulation. Vibrators=Good, Sex doll=Bad.

    These Jezzies are some really worthless and stupid cunts. No judgement or anything.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    What's judgmental about "creepy, socially stunted"?

  • DA||

    I'll go ahead and get the micro-aggression train rolling by saying that if you have a Real Doll sitting in your living room, yes, I will judge the hell out of you.

    Now if you have your Real Doll sitting in your basement hidden away and I somehow find out about it, well I'm going to judge you anyway. I'll probably judge you a little less harsh than the former scenario because you're at least somewhat ashamed of yourself.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    But the thing is, you're admitting you are judging them. Which is fine, I'm totally judging those dudes too.

  • AuH2O||

    The comments are just so fucking stupid. Vibrators are okay, because they empower women. But real dolls aren't, because they objectify women and the male gaze and misogyny.

    I think Jezebel should change its motto from, "Sex, Celebrity, and Fashion for Women. Without airbrushing." To, "It's different when WE do it!"

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    H&R should combine with Jezebel to make a dating site. The whole Beatrice/Benedict thing would add an extra frisson of sexual tension to the whole thing.

  • WWNGD?||

    Your comment contains a word that is too long (50 characters).

    whadephuck?

  • Ken Shultz||

    That 50 character word thing happens to me when I paste a double hyphen.

    If you want to paste a double hyphen, you have to delete the double hyphen and manually reinsert it.

    It should look like this--a double hyphen. Otherwise, it thinks it's a word over 50 letters.

    Hey, we vorpal bladed the rather jabbberwocky, and being able to gambol gallumph around after that, it's more than a fair trade for having to manually replace double hyphens, right?

  • WWNGD?||

    I did use a hyphen, but not a double hyphen. Once I broke up the comment into two comments it posted. (see below)

  • Marshall Gill||

    This place has distorted my mind. I was wondering what a double hymen was.

  • SugarFree||

    I was wondering what a double hymen was.

    A terrible time the night after the prom.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    What's terrible about twins?

  • SugarFree||

    Oh, I thought you meant hymens stacked on top of one another... Is there a knife in the minibar?

  • ||

  • Rich||

    in the Hausa language, Boko Haram, translates as "Western education is sacrilege"

    Well, OK, but why do they have to kill people about it?

    ** tries to resist urge **

    Also, nice band name. ;-)

  • ||

    and if they're going to kill people, couldn't they prioritise the teachers' unions?

  • ||

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Why am I not surprised? In a society that prizes victimhood, people will cheat to attain the status of "victim" or "disabled" if it confers advantages not otherwise attainable.

    That article is a good metaphor for the whole 8(a) program.

  • John||

    It is South Park's world.

  • Kwanzaa Cake||

    Fake disability, win gold medal, get free money from scoail security. What's not to love?

  • ||

    Schmid once examined an Irish athlete at a world championship. His handicap was that he allegedly had a stiff ankle. But the cyclist had trained a lot and his injury had heeled well.

    Awesome.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Not all those who campaign against gay men and lesbians secretly feel same-sex attractions. But at least some who oppose homosexuality are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves, having themselves been victims of oppression and lack of acceptance."

    I think this has been a common assumption (outside of fundamentalist circles) for a long time, but that statement's been qualified in such a way that you could say it about anything.

    Not all those who campaign against [child abuse] secretly [abuse their children]. But at least some who oppose [child abuse] are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves.

    I could have just as easily inserted NASCAR or quilting bees. Isn't it safe to assume that at least some of the people who rail against NASCAR "are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves"?

  • John||

    THIS

    Yes, some people over compensate. So what? I believe Shakespeare dealt with this issue.

  • Rich||

    You beat me to it, Ken. Anyhoo,

    At least some researchers who write in Sunday[apostrophe]s New York Times are likely to be individuals struggling against parts of themselves, having themselves been victims of oppression and lack of acceptance.

  • wareagle||

    But at least some who oppose homosexuality...

    maybe it's semantics, but opposing homosexuality sounds a bit like opposing gravity or the migration patterns of certain animals. What does opposing something that has occurred for as long as man has existed accomplish?

  • Enough About Palin||

    The first two dudes on earth didn't have teh gay.

  • Randian||

    maybe it's semantics, but opposing homosexuality sounds a bit like opposing gravity or the migration patterns of certain animals. What does opposing something that has occurred for as long as man has existed accomplish?

    Couldn't you say the same thing about rape, theft, and murder?

    Just putting that out there.

  • tarran||

    Nope, because rape has an unwilling victim, murder has an unwilling victim, theft has an unwilling victim.

    Two guys getting busy does not, inherently, have an unwilling victim.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Fundamentalists think they're the unwilling victims.

    But they're not.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Gunmen attacked Christian worshippers in Nigeria, killing at least 21. No one took responsibility immediately, but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected.

    They've come a long way since "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

  • Hell's Librarian||

    LOL. +100

  • T||

    All the 60s retreads are trying to make a comeback these days. I expect Baader Meinhof Overdrive to be on tour any week now.

  • Rich||

  • WWNGD?||

    Homophobia means you are gay

    New? Hasn't this been an ongoing statement for years? I remember a Quantum Leap episode where "Al" researched and discovered a homophobic character in the episode and amazingly the character came out of the closet later in life.

  • WWNGD?||

    I do have a question on that idea, if homophobes are closet homosexuals, are racists closet African-Americans?

  • Ken Shultz||

    That's what I was saying up top, more or less...

    If you buy that logic, then aren't a lot of the gay people who rail against fundamentalist Christians--secretly closeted fundamentalist Christians themselves?

  • ||

    jeez, what does that make the lefty-bashing libertarians around here?

  • NotSure||

    I will not deny that I love playing world domination games like Civilization or Total War. Despite my open support for libertarian principles, I must be a closet tyrant.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    I too struggle against a part of me.
    The part that longs for a strong pimp hand of government to guide me in the disposing of my income.

  • ||

    What does my dislike of hipsters mean?!?! WHAT DOES IT MEAN???

  • ||

    your dislike is ironic, presumably

  • Proprietist||

    Well, most hipsters ironically dislike themselves. Bought any awezome chillwave lately, hipster? No judgement.

  • JW||

    That you can stop pretending that you were "sleep walking" when you bought that ill-fitting sweater on Etsy.

  • SugarFree||

    What does my dislike of hipsters mean?!?!

    It means you have a functioning brain and a measure of taste.

  • sarcasmic||

    Things like that don't go both ways.

    That would be honest.

  • Ed||

    No, but a lot of the anti-Christian sentiment coming from them could be coming from feelings of isolation or even repressed spiritual desire, right?

  • T||

    Dan Savage definitely does not agree.

  • John||

    More than a few born agains are former atheists. There is some truth to this.

  • ||

    Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.

    I think Fred might have been on to something there. Once saw a doco on a Polish skinhead who gave up being a neo-Nazi when he discovered he was Jewish. He is of course now not just any Jew, but an Orthodox Jew. Bonus points: his girlfriend discovered she was Jewish too. They're now married, and drink their tea from original Nazi swastika-adorned china.

  • John||

    Wow. That is a real life Polish version of the Chapelle skit about the blind black guy who joins the KKK. Surprised he didn't dump his girlfriend for being a Jew lover.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Vacation?

  • Zeb||

    I think that this is one of those things that should be decided based on evidence, not logic. I don't think a general principle that one is what one opposes should be assumed quite yet.

  • Ed||

    No, but maybe one may be what one obsesses unnaturally over?

  • Ken Shultz||

    What do you mean "unnatural"?

    I thought the way it worked was that anything that people do is "natural".

  • Hell's Librarian||

    No, because, as we all know, African Americans CANNOT be racist.

  • ||

    What about the Dutch Afrikaans?

  • Hell's Librarian||

    No people of color can be racist, it's like a law or something.

  • Ice Nine||

    And I'm pretty sure that a language can't be.

  • WWNGD?||

    And what a racist law it is.

  • AuH2O||

    I am just replying because I love Quantum Leap with all my heart. And Scott Bakula is a fox.

  • Ice Nine||

    Homophobia might mean you are gay according to new research.

    I suppose it is too late to get people to stop using a lame term that means 'fear of sameness' when they mean hatred of homosexuality, isn't it? (Yes that would be pet peeve no. 347.)

  • Ken Shultz||

    By the way, it might be new research in terms of they just did the research.

    But the trope that homophobia is about secretly being homophobic is probably as old as homophobia itself.

    Looks like just another round fired in the same old culture war to me.

    They're blinding us with science! Their next project is to find a correlation between homophobia and global warming.

  • NotSure||

    Yes too late, I never understood why a fear of something is equated to a hatred of it.

  • Rich||

    Because then we'd have *fear* crimes, too. Duh.

  • SugarFree||

    I think it's a clumsy usage as well, but if the "hatred" of homosexuality is really just an externalized fear that you might be a homoxual yourself, it fits.

    Of course, you can't assume that all "homophobes" are repressed homosexuals because that leaves out the bigots who hate out of ignorance.

  • John||

    I don't buy the "hate out of ignorance". Some people are plenty smart. They are just assholes.

  • Rich||

    Hi, John! Sorry for the wisecrack earlier.

  • Zeb||

    I don't know. I think that there are some people out there who genuinely believe that gay people are more likely to be perverts and rape their children and stuff like that. That would be hatred based on ignorance, I think. And, of course, some people are just assholes.
    Now, how would religion based hatred of homos be classified? Is that ignorance, assholery or something else?

  • Hugh Akston||

    I'm not convinced that any religion advises the faithful to hate anyone. Or when it does, it is contradicted by other passages advising them to love.

  • Zeb||

    I don't know if any religion advises its faithful to hate anyone, but relision does seem to inspire hatred of various groups or individuals in many adherents nonetheless.

  • JW||

    What if you're just easily annoyed by the limp-wristed, Nancy-boys? I don't hate them, I just want them to shut up, once and a while.

  • Zeb||

    Being annoyed by annoying people seems reasonable and not terribly hateful.

  • Ice Nine||

    Yes too late, I never understood why a fear of something is equated to a hatred of it.

    Etymologists weep.

  • sarcasmic||

    I never understood why a fear of something is equated to a hatred of it

    Because it makes for an iron-clad ad hominem argument.

    If you [fill in the blank with something politically incorrect] then it is because you are full of hatred it, and that makes you a bad person.

    The only possible way to prove you are innocent of hatred, and thus not a bad person, is to renounce your politically incorrectness.

    Black president, gay marriage, soak the rich, single payer, whatever.

    The only possible explanation for opposing these things is hatred, and the only possible way to prove your innocence is to show support.

  • tarran||

    There is a distinction, though.

    When people rail against something they generally see it as a threat. The energy with which they rail is pretty much a function of how significant they see the threat to be.

    A person who rails against police abuse, for example, is probably reacting to a genuine fear that the police might hurt them.

    But what threat do homosexuals pose? They don't. For someone to focus determinedly at the risk homosexuals pose, they must have a huge outsized awareness of homosexuality. And, one of the major populations with such a an outsized awareness will be people who are attracted to others of their sex despite cultural conditioning to view it as repellent.

  • sarcasmic||

    Maybe some people just don't like fags.

    Ever think of that?

  • tarran||

    I don't like Ice hockey. You don't see me demonstrating against the sport. Why do you think that is, sarcasmic?

  • sarcasmic||

    Because they'd kick your ass?

  • tarran||

    Nope, because I don't give a shit about hockey. I just ignore it.

    Now, it's pretty easy to ignore gay people as well. People who hate gay people but love hang-gliding, for example, are probably going to focus their energies on hang gliding which is fun to wasting their time going to rallies which are not fun.

    Simply put, the portion of self-hating gay people in some anti-gay political movement will be much higher than in the general population. They are more motivated to get involved.

  • sarcasmic||

    In essence your argument is "People who don't like gays are self-hating (it always comes down to an accusation of hatred) repressed homosexuals, and the only way they can prove their innocence (it's always guilty until proven innocent) is by not hating gays".

    Like I said...

  • tarran||

    n essence your argument is "People who don't like gays are self-hating (it always comes down to an accusation of hatred) repressed homosexuals, and the only way they can prove their innocence (it's always guilty until proven innocent) is by not hating gays".

    Nope, it's not. You just suck at reading comprehension...

  • Randian||

    Nope, it's not. You just suck at reading comprehension...

    No surprise there.

  • sarcasmic||

    Ha ha! Personal attacks mean I win!
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  • Lord Humungus||

    PWONED!

  • Randian||

    Whatever helps keep you ensconced in your own little cocoon, sarc.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Now, it's pretty easy to ignore gay people as well."

    Not when they're eye-fucking you on the bus.

    I keed.

  • Ken Shultz||

    You hockophobic bastard!

  • JW||

    Embrace it, sarc, let it out. You're halfway there with your taste in women.

  • Enough About Palin||

    +1 young boy

  • Lord Humungus||

    so a man likes women that looks like little boys... hmm...

  • VG Zaytsev||

    But what threat do homosexuals pose?

    The threat of converting your children to sodomy and leaving you without grandkids.

    Crazy? Yes.

    But no more so than groping octogenarians and toddlers to stop terrorists.

  • Zeb||

    When was that word coined, I wonder? It can't be too old. But I think we are stuck with it.
    I think that in the past, when being gay was almost universally hidden and secret, fear was probably a more common reason for being anti-gay. People really thought that gay people were pathological perverts. Now that everyone should know (assuming you don't believe in a divine prohibition on buttsex) that that is not the case, it's probably less fear based and more just people being assholes.

  • ||

    it's probably less fear based and more just people being assholes.

    That's imputing mala fides to what might just be an ill-regulated emotional reaction. I think you're discounting the variety in disgust levels. There are some people who are grossed out by the idea of two guys together. It's pissweak, but it's part of life's rich pageant

  • sarcasmic||

    Are people who don't like sushi motivated by antipathy towards raw fish?

    Or perhaps they think it's "icky".

  • SugarFree||

    There is such a thing as protesting too much.

    I have no desire to have sex with a guy, but I also don't obsess about the "ickiness" of gay sex every time the subject comes up. And I certainly don't get all bent out of shape if a gay guy hits on me or someone calls me a "fag."

  • JW||

    Fag.

  • SugarFree||

    You dirty motherfucker! How dare you accuse me of wanting to drown in the limpid pools of your beautiful eyes and wander the sweaty hillocks of your bulging muscles and taut, tanned skin.

    How long before your wife gets home?

  • JW||

    How long before your wife gets home?

    Does it really matter? A moment with me will make it seem like it will never end. Wait....

  • ||

    this will be pay-per-view, right?

  • Hell's Librarian||

    Yes, tell us more!

  • JW||

    For you, my counter-clockwise rotating darling, it will always be free.

  • ||

    For you, my counter-clockwise rotating darling, it will always be free.

    *stabs JW in the taint with a sharpened boomerang*

  • JW||

    *stabs JW in the taint with a sharpened boomerang*

    Again?

  • Zeb||

    I think that revulsion reactions are largely learned. If you'd grown up eating raw fish, you wouldn't think it was icky.

  • JW||

    I think that revulsion reactions are largely learned. If you'd grown up eating raw fish, you wouldn't think it was icky.

    Socialization is a funny thing. We had a lesbian couple a few houses down from us with 2 adopted dughters. When my son was 5 or so, he observed that "Sally has 2 mommies...and one daddy." He really thought nothing odd about it.

    Fast-forward to 6th grade and all the boys are calling each other "fag" and the like and he's developed, not an outright hatred, but clearly a distaste for male homosexuality. Nothing we taught him at home, but he picked it up on the street.

    Of course, this comes on the heels of the summer where he finally started noticing things in P-town. We had to have a talk.

  • SugarFree||

    Send him to stay the summer with Uncle SugarFree. He'll either come home open-minded or in a coma.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Send him to stay the summer with Uncle SugarFree. He'll either come home open-minded or in a coma.

    We've found the root of child abuse!

  • JW||

    Send him to stay the summer with Uncle SugarFree.

    The last one hasn't stopped sobbing yet and still has a hysterical aversion to Animaniacs, thanks to your Yakko mask.

  • sarcasmic||

    If you'd grown up eating raw fish, you wouldn't think it was icky.

    The only form of potato my stepson will eat is french fries and hash browns.
    He won't do mashed, baked, boiled.

    This isn't because of some repressed hatred for potatoes. He just doesn't like them.

  • ||

    or you don't beat him enough

  • Auric Demonocles||

    raw fish

    That's a double abomination.

  • sarcasmic||

    Pickled ginger and wasabi can make almost anything taste good.

  • tarran||

    One fun exploration of this is Lois McMaster Bujold's Ethan of Athos

  • Proprietist||

    Maybe people who think raw fish are icky are actually closeted fish?

  • sarcasmic||

    Maybe people who think raw fish are icky are actually closeted fish?

    Someone gets it.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    While I deny that I am a fish, I will be explicit in coming out and saying that I have not been cooked.

  • Zeb||

    I suppose I can't blame people for their visceral reactions to things, but I'd encourage them to recognize that their revulsion is a personal problem.

  • db||

    Fear leads ro anger. Anger leads to othering. Othering leads to microaggressions.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    Stupidest. Occupy. Ever.
    Take over University research farm to set up a ... half-assed commie farm.
    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012.....-old-farm/

    and not even bother to plant shit, cuz that's just too much work and takes time away from the poetry reading and political discussion groups.

  • John||

    I got you occupy stupidity here. They plan to shut down roads and bridges in San Fran and New York for May Day. Yeah, lets make everyone's life and commute miserable. That will win friends and influence people.

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/dan-ga.....e-san-fran

  • Matrix||

    I think we've finally found something gayer than Twilight.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Are you harboring secret feelings? NTTAWWT

  • NotSure||

    These people are about 80 years late, the whole occupy a farm thing was already tried in the USSR and later China, I will leave it as exercise for those occupy clowns on how well that went.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Dude, those weren't true communists. It's going to work next time because we've got the right people involved.

  • Sharon Stone||

    lol

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Because nothing says farming like community workshops and Laura Nader.

    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/file.....G_6390.jpg

  • ||

    Hoe Down Festival!

    It's nice that Sunday is for sex workers. But aren't their lives hard enough without poetry readings?

  • Zeb||

    You're thinking of the "Ho down".

  • Spoonman.||

    Wow. This would be delectably hilarious if it weren't for the destruction of valuable research.

  • ||

    Can anyone tell me who is organizing and driving this fuckwit Occupy thingy? I get the notion they are just useful idiots being used to cause general societal mayhem. An attempt to fan the flames or push us to some threshold of civil unrest.
    It aint workin........

  • Enough About Palin||

    Van Jones

  • Enyap||

    I believe it was originally started by adbusters.

  • Trespassers W||

    I think I saw Occupy Panera Bread this weekend. One of the Occupiers loudly approved when her dog barked at some hipsters. Later I saw her begging for money from some completely different hipsters.

  • ||

    From the UCB press release: "We take issue with the protesters' approach to property rights. By their logic they should be able to seize what they want if, in their minds, they have a better idea of how to use it."

    Dumbfucks, you created these people. Reap what you sow.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "By their logic they should be able to seize what they want if, in their minds, they have a better idea of how to use it."

    The fruit of Kelo looms large.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than every president since Nixon -- combined.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....paign.html

  • sarcasmic||

    That's what happens when donors are limited in how much money they can give to a candidate.

    The entire term becomes one long begathon.

  • John||

    Hope Change

  • shrike||

    Clinton will turbo that number. He is still admired.

    Poor old Dumbya will kindly be asked to stay away from another GOP Convention.

    What a contrast.

  • John||

    What are you even talking about? Get back in you hole you nasty little fucking retard.

  • tarran||

    I think Shrike's point, John, is that Democrats are so stupid that they will still praise a president who fucked them over in contrast Republicans who seem to be smarter on that front...

  • tarran||

    This is totally unsurprising in that Shrike is a closet New England Republican and secretly yearns for their victories.

  • shrike||

    Bush/Cheney were asked to not attend the 2008 GOP Convention.

    2012 Convention? No official announcement yet but I suspect they don't want them to be part of the 4-day Infomercial either.

  • John||

    WTF does that have to do with Obama ripping off the tax payers doing more fund raisers than anyone in history?

    And yes, you don't have to tell us. We know you love Obama even though he has spent four years ass raping you and making you look like the fanatic little retard you are.

  • kinnath||

    Obama is just scaling Chicago dirty-politics up the national level. This makes him "exceptional".

  • Ken Shultz||

    Could you explain that a little bit more clearly, John?

    I think I'm still a little vague on what you think of Obama.

  • Randian||

    John, you missed Shrike the Classical Liberal admit that he votes Democratic early and often, every election since 2000.

  • tarran||

    XKCD disses Ayn Rand.

    Objectivist imams at the ARI expected to release a fatwa momentarily.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

  • ||

    I had a hard time with Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with the first 90% of every sentence, but getting lost at 'therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone.'

    Yeah, that sounds about right.

  • ||

    Beaten by Warty. Now I know how those hookers felt.

  • John||

    It does, doesn't it? I don't mind Rand. Her followers are a bit insufferable however.

  • SugarFree||

    The humorless are insufferable, no matter what they believe.

  • l0b0t||

    Just like fans of the band Rush.

  • rac3rx||

    ...and rabid Ronulans...

  • Trespassers W||

    90% of all criticism of Ayn Rand tells you more about the critic than it does about Ayn Rand.

  • Randian||

    It makes me laugh that the characters who get tired of the literal and psychic vampirisim of the looting class are painted as "the assholes" by most Rand critics. Yes, as if the near-constant refrain of "it's for the Children and the POOR!" isn't a sure sign of an emotionally manipulative dickwad.

  • ||

    I think most of her philosophy is good, but her writing is pretty bad. You could improve Atlas Shrugged immensely by cutting about 1/3 of it.

  • tarran||

    What, how dare you critique Ayn Rand's (PBUH) writing? Everything she did was perfect! PERFECT!

  • ||

    I skipped over Galt's speech, because isn't that what the whole goddamn book is about anyways? It's really like bludgeoning a dead horse using a clunky device like 20-page speech. Upton Sinclair did the same thing in The Jungle. (And yes, I thought The Jungle was otherwise a decent read despite its commie-ness.)

  • ||

    +1

  • ||

    Alt-text from the comic, for those too lazy to look:

    I had a hard time with Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with the first 90% of every sentence, but getting lost at 'therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone'.
  • ||

    That's weird, cos I find myself enthusiastically objecting to the first 90% of every sentence, but getting enthusiastic at 'therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone'.

  • SIV||

    Homophobia might mean you're gay

    Still, they reserve their greatest hate for Christians.

  • o3||

    they as in homophobes?

    indefinite pronouns is the hardz

  • tarran||

    If only he could hire one of the many out of work education professionals to teach him grammar...

  • SIV||

    Homophobia might mean you're gay

    Still, they reserve their greatest hate for Christians.

  • Zeb||

    Who is "they"? I know several gay Christians.

  • SugarFree||

    Don't upset the script, Zeb.

  • SIV||

    They're not homophobic are they?

  • squarooticus||

    FYI, Krugman will be on the first hour of NPR's On Point this morning. Take this reminder either as an invitation to listen to some unintentional stand-up, or as a warning to keep guns locked up and out of reach while listening so you aren't tempted to blow your own brains out.

  • NotSure||

    I can save you an hour and summarise it for you. He will blame the economic turmoil in Europe on austerity, he will take the good parts of the American economy and say it was the stimulus, he will take the bad parts and blame it on austerity.

  • ||

    Also: we need more stimulus; quantitative easing is effective, ethical, and moral; and the Buffett rule will help normalize the economy.

  • Hugh Akston||

    He might, just might, also say the stimulus wasn't big enough, and call for moar stimulus.

  • ||

    I am currently taking chantix to quit smoking, so I am already nauseous. Merely hearing the sound of krugman's voice would send me into uncontrollable fits of vomiting followed by dry-heaves..

    I think I will pass on hearing that.

  • SugarFree||

    Has the constant farting started yet?

  • ||

    Yay Chantix! The dreams were awesome - I miss them.

  • Lord Humungus||

    back at work, wishing I had instead become a homeless beach bum.

  • Michael||

    Obama campaign introduces Great Leap Forward:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/.....9007.story

  • Enough About Palin||

    Obama's a Jew?

    http://forward.com/

  • ||

    Childism: The Unacknowledged Prejudice Against Kids
    Racism and sexism are understood as ideological prejudices. Why don't we have a similar understanding of the root of child abuse?

    I look forward to the complaints on microaggressions.com

  • Hugh Akston||

    That must be why kids have such a hard time finding jobs or getting married.

  • SugarFree||

    Wow, that is stupid. But then, leave it to collectivists to think all problems are rooted in collective action.

  • Zeb||

    Why don't we have a similar understanding of the root of child abuse?

    Probably has something to do with the fact that child abuse is not an ideological prejudice.

  • John||

    Occupy Madison transforms into a tent city for homeless people.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2.....-tent.html

  • ||

    Transforms?

  • Chupacabra||

    At this point, is there a difference between the Occuy crowd and the homeless?

  • Brandon||

    The homeless are less obnoxious.

  • Enough About Palin||

    It might have been worth a good laugh, but news that Simi Valley, Calif., was soon going to require its police officers to watch porn - to ensure compliance with a new city condom mandate - simply isn't true, according to local authorities.

    That job now goes to the city's director of administrative services.

    On Wednesday, The Huffington Post and other online publications jumped on a local CBS affiliate's report that a new city mandate requiring porn actors to use condoms would force producers to "submit unedited copies of their adult films to the Simi Valley Police Department for review."

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04.....z1tX8cJxYH

  • SugarFree||

    "unedited porn"

    Bloopers and gaffes take on a whole new meaning.

  • JW||

    submit unedited copies of their adult films to the Simi Valley Police Department for review.

    Has anyone seen the Simi Valley Police Department? They've been sequestered in the station house for weeks.

  • SugarFree||

    "There has been no communication from the officers that have barricaded themselves in police station other than their repeated demands for Jurgens and sweat socks."

  • ||

    Jurgens

    Not Jergens? I suspect German flavored adult entertainment here.

  • SugarFree||

    I bow to your superior knowledge of jerking off lotion.

  • ||

    It's allowed within the scope of professional curiosity and a legitimate knowledge base. Ursist!

  • ||

    finally, a government job that people here would take

  • Cytotoxic||

    WSJ writes trite article about 'ACLU-Tea Party alliance' regarding NDAA; makes as of itself and makes TP look good.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....on_LEADTop

  • o3||

    We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him").

    President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him.
    To rightbloggers, this was an outrage. So was Obama cutting up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. How dare he thus demean the office of the Presidency? That's their job.
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/.....rblogs.php

  • db||

    Arianna Huffington called Obama's bin Laden ad "despicable." How's that fit into your narrative?

  • o3||

    right before despiciency

  • Brandon||

    Stupidest. Reply. Ever.

    For o3, that's a pretty high bar to clear. But a narrative is not a dictionary, you subliterate fuck.

  • o3||

    At Reason, Lucy Steigerwald's fury over the President making jokes was palpable. "So why is it so jaw-droppingly wonderful that the president manages to have enough comic timing to get some of the jokes that he didn't write across?" she asked. "Why is it so exciting that it's like he's people?... Remember, mocking the stupidest critiques of your presidency is the height of edgy, self-deprecating humor."

    Steigerwald was mildly pleased that Kimmel made jokes at Obama's expense -- "Maybe the bloom is off the rose a little for Obama if a comedian dared to go there" -- but this was spoiled by the crowd's enthusiastic response to Obama: "The way the crowd howled at Obama's every half-witticism," she sulked, "it didn't feel like it.

    Listening to Obama speak in person is as infuriating as it is on television; worse, with journalists in hysterics and me looking dour and thinking this isn't funny. But maybe Obama is funny. Maybe I can't tell." Maybe entertainment news reporting, or entertainment, isn't her thing.
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/.....php?page=2

  • Randian||

    Orrin, any goodwill you may have accumulated with the few posters around here just evaporated with your endorsement of an attack on Lucy. Way to go, you fucking dope.

  • tarran||

    One of the notable aspects of Mary Stack's behavior was the way she went after women that were younger/more attractive than her that were associated with Hit and Run.

    Banjos, for example, would send her into manic fits of griefing that were even more craptacular than normal.

    I'm still bitter that Epi didn't take one for the team and submit to Mary's advances. So much pain and death would have been avoided, not to mention registration.

  • o3||

    maybe entertainment aint your thing either forrest grump

  • sloopyinca||

    You lost any respect you may have had from us when you gave your reasons for voting Team Blue since 2000, triple asshole.

    Anybody that votes against someone they hate as opposed to for someone they support is part of the problem rather than part of the solution. Fuck you, you stupid cunt.

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    Orrin, any goodwill you may have accumulated

    now that is some funny shit right there. good one.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Boko Haram"

    Didn't they do Whiter Shade of Pale?

  • nicole||

    At first I thought, man how pathetic can NYC get, but then it turns out 19 states already ban happy hours? W.T.F.?

  • ||

    "What's next - brunch?," wondered Tom Shanahan, a lounge owner and lawyer who represents bars and nightclubs.

    don't give them any ideas, you fool!

  • SugarFree||

    High-level conversations have gone beyond merely "throwing pencils on the ceiling and seeing what sticks," another Health source revealed.

    Top. Men.

  • ||

    When I was in ATL with the man, his biker friends were absolutely fixated on gay sex. I mean, it was a topic/joke in every. single. conversation. Made me really go hmmmmm*.

    *the man didn't participate or make any homo comments/jokes that I could hear.

  • ||

    What, more than is ordinary in dude-banter? "You nurse that beer like it's a sailor's dick, faggot!"

  • ||

    More than is ordinary in any dude-banter I've ever heard. But these guys were much more...errrr...rough around the edges than my guy friends.

  • SugarFree||

    So you might say that they were into "rough trade"?

  • JW||

    Bears, you say?

  • ||

    Ursist!

  • ||

    an Australian politician is being sued by a male former staffer for sexual harassment. The statement of claim asserts the politician came onto him with the succinct question "Twinks or bears?" I am thinking of having a t-shirt made with that on it

  • Hell's Librarian||

    I am thinking of having a t-shirt made with that on it

    Doooo eeeet! That would be hysterical.

  • ||

    I vote yes on the t-shirt ideer!

  • ||

    Gayness test: you must fuck one and only one of the following. Your answer determines how gay you are.

    Buck Angel

    Bailey Jay

    Show your work.

  • SugarFree||

    I find myself more turned off by Bailey Jay's boots in that link than the fact s/he was born male.

  • ||

    That's the gayest thing you could have possibly said. Fag.

  • SugarFree||

    Some truths are harder than others, Warty. They are like penises in that respect.

  • ||

    He also coined the phrase "It's not what's between your legs that defines you!".

    Who's between your legs, on the other hand ...

  • Ice Nine||

    Is suicide an option?

  • sloopyinca||

    Are any of you going to the LP National Convention this week? Banjos and I are planning on going, we're just waiting to find out if we're going get to vote before we fully commit.

    If any others are gonna be there, please let me know so we can get together for a few drinks while Banjos drives us around (since she's preggers and can't drink, ha!).

  • Banjos||

    Meh, I am willing to exchange booze for bigger boobs any day. The hard part is trying to figure out what comes after DD.

  • H. Reardon||

    I truthfully told my wife when she was lactating that I'd seen fake breasts that were more natural looking that her milk engorged teats.

  • sloopyinca||

    Go on...

    /I keed!

  • nicole||

    The answer is "a whole lot of not-very-awesome-looking bras."

  • Banjos||

    I barely can get anything remotely decent looking in a D and DD and usually have to pay a ridiculous sum for them. I am afraid of what I will find beyond that. Do they just glue roughly cut out pieces of fabric to elastic?

  • nicole||

    Yeah, I'm right there with you. There is only one answer: $. And even then, you gotta look, look, look.

    I do love me some Agent Provocateur, but my overall frustration with these large sizes continues regardless.

  • Gray Ghost||

    The GF has had luck with outlets like Bravissimo. She's also done well browsing the clearance racks at The Rack or Last Call, for brands like Freya, Le Mystere, and Chantelle, all of which come in sizes>DDD/E.

    Absent that, yeah, you'll be spending quite a bit. I kid her that it's a terrible problem to have, and she'd better not complain about it within earshot of other women.

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