Mitt Denies "Anglo-Saxon" Advantage, Gun Sales Surge, Greenland Melt Just the Same-Old: P.M. Links

  • Mitt Romney's campaign denies reports that an aide pointed to the candidate's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" as an advantage in U.S.-British relations. Such an advantage seems unlikely unless Mitt can acquire a taste for gin.
  • Firearms sales surge in the United States as people seek the means to defend themselves -- and to stockpile weapons before control freaks like Michael Bloomberg have a chance to exploit the Aurora shooting to impose draconian laws.
  • While early reports called the current melting of Greenland's ice sheet "unprecedented," the data shows it happens every 150 years. Such bad science reporting is, of course, unprecedented.
  • Welcome to London! Now, spread 'em! Security efforts for the Olympics have militarized British streets with armed troops, missiles, razor wire and electric fences. Sounds like a great time to suppress that craving for fish and chips.
  • A total of $840,000 was awarded to 96 victims of Minnesota's now-disbanded multi-jurisdiction Metro Gang Strike Force, which illegally broke into people's homes, stole property and injured innocent people. No officer has yet been charged with a crime.
  • Up to 900 medical-marijuana dispensaries may be forced to close after the Los Angeles city council banned them pending guidance from California's highest court.
  • The FBI will review police shootings in Anaheim, California, including one of an unarmed man. The incidents sparked violent protests.

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  • Tim||

    Greenland is melting like the wicked witch

  • Tim||

    which is ironic because the only thing whiter than Mitt Romney is an artic ice sheet.

  • mr simple||

    James Holmes liked Keeley Hazell.

    Also took notes from Anders Breivik shooting:
    Hoped the explosives in his apartment would delay police response to the theater.
    Tried to have sex often, through AFF and prostitutes, to keep up morale.

    It looks to me like all of the early speculation was again wrong, from the early wailing about body armor to the women's rejection being a factor, and he was just psycho. It also looks to me like it was a good thing the campus mail never delivered his journal to that psychiatrist like he planned.

  • tarran||

    The article says he was following Breivik's checklist...

    This is going to make on hell of an interesting book...

  • Coeus||

    Who the hell doesn't? Ya know, she has a sex tape.

  • playa manhattan||

    Is it just me, or do both Breivik and Holmes have a lazy eye? Maybe that is the connection....

  • Enough About Palin||

    Maybe that is the connection....

    ...to Paris Hilton:

    http://yeeeah.com/wp-content/u.....30x368.jpg

  • playa manhattan||

    I'm revising my theory.
    Right lazy eye=mass murderer
    Left lazy eye=stupid spooled whore

  • playa manhattan||

    spooled=spoiled

  • OO=======D||

    Trust me, she's been spooled plenty of times.

  • sloopyinca||

    The people at ESPN better stay on Stuart Scott's good side.

  • Coeus||

    "Mongo just pawn in game of life."

  • playa manhattan||

    Because of that picture, I now feel compelled to go over to Turner's Outdoorsman this afternoon to pick up some more ammo...

  • Jerry on the road||

    You have to wonder why people go study neurology or psychiatry in the first place.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's great. Now she's going to be thrown all over the place and saddled with "responsibility."

  • Chloe||

    I know that this is supposed to prevent me from reading that psycho's manifesto, but this just makes me want to find it and see how much crazy can fit onto paper.

  • RFID||

    James Holmes liked Keeley Hazell.

    Well, I mean...that is normal male behavior. It doesn't tell us that much.

  • ant1sthenes||

    He probably also liked masturbation. I'm not saying that spanking the monkey will cause a man to snap and go on a killing spree very often, but if it saves even one life, doesn't that make a ban on flogging the dolphin worthwhile?

  • Killazontherun||

    AFF? Autoerotic Fist fucking? Sounds painful.

  • mr simple||

    Also, brilliant alt-text.

  • rts||

    Misspelled "wot's".

  • Ska||

    Also, fried pickles.

  • Paul.||

    Also, brilliant alt-text.

    Mos def. That level of subtlety requires at minimum, an upbringing highly influenced by British-isms-- a mother or father being British, and at most, being British.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    'ello.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "A total of $840,000 was awarded to 96 victims of Minnesota's now-disbanded multi-jurisdiction Metro Gang Strike Force, which illegally broke into people's homes, stole property and injured innocent people. No officer has yet been charged with a crime"

    As someone who followed this closely, I await Dunphy's absolution of the officers.

  • Enough About Palin||

    The remaining money, expected to approach $2 million after appeals are heard and Gehan is paid, will be used statewide for training of law enforcement officers on issues ranging from racial sensitivity to the seizure of property

    Funny how LEO's will receive more than twice as much as the victims did.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    You can't possibly expect those officers to go to that training for anything less than overtime!

  • sloopyinca||

    The only way we can hold them accountable going forward is if we train them now. They cannot be expected to know the laws they are sworn to uphold. That is reserved for us.

    (This was Buckaroo Banzai's argument the other day. No shit.)

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm well aware of his hypocritical views on ignorance of the law. Earlier today he acknowledged that a fellow cop was in the wrong by skipping work to bang but doesn't see why it's a big deal.

  • sloopyinca||

    I guess theft through falsification of a timecard isn't that big a deal if the union contract doesn't specifically lay out penalties.

    Theft is theft. That guy belongs in jail for stealing from the taxpayers on a grand scale.

  • Coeus||

    Shit, he thinks a 3 day suspension is plenty for assault.

  • OO=======D||

    And don't forget to steal the sick pay.

  • sloopyinca||

    It's not theft if the union agrees to it in the contract negotiations that are held with the people whose campaigns they finance.

    BIGOT!!!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    When I suggested that he might think it was a "big fucking deal" if someone stole that equivalent amount of money from him he called it a "silly analogy".

  • sloopyinca||

    Remember when he was thought of as "one of the good cops" on here? I'm glad I was able to participate in disproving that fallacy.

  • Pip||

    xoxoxoxoxoxox

  • tarran||

    He admitted early on that he had worked undercover in narcotics less than 24 hours after arguing with me that he was a good guy because he didn't arrest people for drug possession.

    Then when I challenged him to put his money where his mouth was and join LEAP, he promised me that he had 'friended' them.

    That was all I needed to get the measure of that loser.

  • Coeus||

    Since we're reminiscing, remember when he called himself a libertarian in the same paragraph where he said that "the vast majority of laws are just"? Good times.

  • sloopyinca||

    He always goes on about wanting drugs and gambling legalized. Never mind the fact that he claims to be an online gambling superstar (before the powers that be in WA outlawed it), but he could easily fight the idiotic war on drugs by not arresting people or anonymously tipping people of investigations he is involved in.

    Sorry, but at some point everybody has to line up on the side of righteousness or evil. He's chosen his team.

  • R C Dean||

    Am I the only one who would like a TEAM EVIL t-shirt?

  • ||

    i don't absolve officers when the evidence doesn't support it.

    here, it doesn't support it

    hth

  • sloopyinca||

    The evidence didn't support a theft charge? The man admitted to skipping work while on the clock to go fuck someone. There were receipts that showed when he was at the hotel and timecards to cross-reference with.

    Christ Almighty. It's the most open and shut case imaginable.

    See, this is why you're reviled on here. You just can't bring yourself to treat cops the same as any other thief would be treated that stole thousands of dollars.

  • ||

    what the heck are you talking about? do you ever use reading comprehension?

    i said NOTHING about whether criminal charges are warranted.

    what i said was : "i don't absolve officers when the evidence doesn't support it.

    here, it doesn't support it
    "

    again, sloopy... you argue for the sake of arguing and you continue to fail to even understand what you are arguing.

    hint: look up "absolve"

  • Coeus||

    Hey, dunphy, how ya been?

    (everyone gets quiet and walks away whistling.)

  • ||

    very well. making terry stops, bustin' perps, enjoying life, and getting GREAT pay and benefits.

    howz about you?

  • Gray Ghost||

    I'm a fan of this guy's webcomic, though you have to be a bit of a D Amp D nerd to get all of the jokes. As you'd expect, there's a cafepress site, with Evil t-shirts.

  • Gray Ghost||

    Well, that was supposed to be a response to Dean @ 5:42...

  • Marshall Gill||

    Remember when he was thought of as "one of the good cops" on here?

    No shit? I don't catch every thread so I certainly could have missed it but I thought he was almost immediately identified as being a full on douche nozzle.

  • Jack the Reaper||

    It was right around the last time the ice sheet in Greenland melted. Try to keep up.

  • ||

    Remember when he was thought of as "one of the good cops" on here?

    He probably is. Most are.

    What makes him bad is he is a bad cop apologist....of course you don't need to be a cop for that.

  • John||

    Hey. They didn't have any training. How were they supposed to know that you can't go around kicking in doors and robbing people?

  • Suki||

    +1

  • T||

    I'll be sure to use this argument if I take up a career in home invasion robbery.

  • ||

    you will lose. because it's a stupid argument in no way relevant to the unrefuted factbased commentary i made vis a vis police discipline

    again, supported in numerous arbitrator reports, including the ones i linked to

  • sloopyinca||

    Police discipline is just a bullshit code word for what would be called "criminal justice" to a civilian.

    And fuck your arbitrator reports. They shouldn't fucking exist and are packed by the unions and the politician enablers they help get elected.

    Fuck your double standards, your rigged "discipline" programs that replace the courts "civilians" have to go to and your parsing of words.

    TL/RD? Fuck you.

  • ||

    rubbish. that's simply a lie.

    and more lies about alleged double standards and plus ca change

    again, i'm happy the public, the govt. etc. supports recognizing basic rights to due process in most cases which means - arbitration in SOME circ's

    i've linked to some very JUSTICE BASED arbitrator reports where wrongly disciplined officers (fired in one case, suspended in the other) found justice through highly trained, fair minded, LEGALLY based decisions by arbitrators against the callous, illegal, unfair practices of mainly cop-o-crat chiefs

    and i like that it upsets you. because when small minded bigots suffer mental anguish over justice, it's not a terrible thing because someday you may actually reflect rationally on what justice means

  • sloopyinca||

    and i like that it upsets you. because when small minded bigots suffer mental anguish over justice, it's not a terrible thing because someday you may actually reflect rationally on what justice means

    I'm a small minded bigot because I think everyone should be viewed equally in the eyes of justice whether or not they wear a police costume to work? I'm a small minded bigot because I value the rule of law instead of the arbitrary enforcement mechanisms put in place to insulate policemen from prosecution? I'm a small minded bigot because I expect those who are entrusted with authority will use it righteously and will suffer consequences equal to "civilians" when they don't? I'm a small minded bigot because I expect all lies to be treated the same when exposed? I'm a small minded bigot because I expect the process to investigate police to be transparent and open to the community? I'm a small minded bigot because I want theft prosecuted whether it happens at the hands of a "civilian" or a government employee?

    You're a laughingstock on here, did you know that? Your name-calling doesn't affect us, as we know right from wrong, and we know that you are for a perverted system of justice where double standards are the order of the day and civilians are thought of as second-class. And you believe officers should be held to a lower standard of self-education when it comes to applying the law but "civilians" should be expected to know any changes as they go into effect.

  • Whahappan?||

    "justice"
    You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    I'll be sure to use this argument if I take up a career in home invasion robbery.

    It only works if your a cop.

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse if you're an average Joe.

  • ||

    yawn.

    troll-o-meter: .01

    what i said is supported by numerous arbitrator reports, including one i linked to.

    it's fact, no matter how many times you try uncuccessfully to spin it any which way

    it has no (that i am aware of) relevance to this case. but if you would edumacate yourself and read some arbitrator reports, which are the best examples you can find of applicable case law regarding officer discipline, you would see what i am saying is correct.

    hth

  • sloopyinca||

    "Arbitrator reports"

    Double standard #1. A "civilian" faces a Grand Jury. A cop goes before an arbitrator.

    Also, needs more "BIGORATI."

  • ||

    rubbish. a cop goes before a grand jury (when a state convenes them. my state very rarely uses them. we use informations) when there is good reason based on evidence for them to

    a case goes before an arbitrator when the cop has a good case to overturn discipline.

    arbitrators overturn disciplinary proceedings, NOT criminal charges btw

    contracts... wheeeeeeeee!

    and generally speaking, arbitrators are on the side of justice

    something i support and you only do in select cases (when it fits your metanarrative)

  • Cyto||

    Having several friends who work in the IA department two of the largest police forces in the US, I call BS. They've had guys on video selling drugs on the clock and had arbitrators give them their jobs back. It is practically impossible to get rid of a bad employee in the PD if the union stands behind them. Which means child molesters and maybe sexual deviants will lose their jobs. Otherwise, reinstated with back pay is the norm.

    It is telling that they have an entire department of investigators that has to be called in to get someone fired. If you keep skipping out on your tour to bang your girlfriend for a couple of hours, your lieutenant can't just can your ass like any other low level supervisor would - he has to call in IA to do a bunch of surveilance for a few weeks at a cost of many thousands of dollars. And you still probably won't lose your job (unless you are a dick and none of the guys on the job like you, then the union might let you hang).

  • ||

    A total of $840,000 was awarded to 96 victims of Minnesota's now-disbanded multi-jurisdiction Metro Gang Strike Force, which illegally broke into people's homes, stole property and injured innocent people. No officer has yet been charged with a crime

    $840,000? Is that before or after attorneys' fees? It equals $8,750 per victim. How is this a victory for anyone other than the police department?

  • ||

    as in many cases, most likely the sole BIG winners are the attorneys

  • Coeus||

    I think the big winners there were the cops, who didn't get shot like the home invaders that they were.

  • ||

    if they weren't properly uniformed/identified, you are damn right.

    i have no idea one way or the other if they were

  • Coeus||

    if they weren't properly uniformed/identified,

    Even if they were. The uniform didn't make it less of an illegal home invasion.

  • sloopyinca||

    To dunphy, the uniform lends credibility to every action.

  • Chris Mallory||

    Maybe you didn't read this part:
    "Metro Gang Strike Force, which illegally broke into people's homes, stole property and injured innocent people. No officer has yet been charged with a crime"

    Doesn't matter if they were wearing uniforms, had flashing lights and bullhorns announcing they were the police. They were committing crimes and if a CITIZEN had shot them down the CITIZEN would have been in the right.

  • sloopyinca||

    They were committing crimes and if a CITIZEN had shot them down the CITIZEN would have been in the right.

    You sound like a reason bigorati to dunphy. According to him, if the department hadn't told the officers that the break-ins were illegal, the officers shouldn't be held responsible.

    He calls it a training issue. I call it the fingers-in-ears-lalalalalala defense.

  • ||

  • Citizen Nothing||

    One reason John Cassidy is likely insane?
    He wrote this sentence:

    When Bill Moyers, Keith Olbermann, Mayor Bloomberg, and Rupert Murdoch are all in favor of something—in this case, tougher gun laws—and there’s still no chance of it being enacted, you can rest assured that forces other than reason and partisan politics are involved.

    Jesus.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    When Bill Moyers, Keith Olbermann, Mayor Bloomberg, and Rupert Murdoch are all in favor of something, run, run, run like your fucking hair was on fire.

  • Paul.||

    :)

  • John||

    Because there is nothing partisan about Olberman.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    LOL, that was my thought as well. He's got to be trolling with that comment.

  • John||

    Even Shrike and Tony don't hit that level of stupid.

  • JW||

    You'd think that orbiting satellites would pick up a projection source that energetic.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    When Bill Moyers, Keith Olbermann, Mayor Bloomberg, and Rupert Murdoch are all in favor of something

    Then it is likely to be a terrible idea, no matter what it is. If the four names above are in favor of tougher gun laws (whatever that vague notion means), it's a terrible idea. If they decide to go out eat, the restaurant is likely infested with roaches. If they want to take a boat ride, they're probably going out to dump a teenage hooker's body.

    Four halfwits doesn't make two smart people.

  • ant1sthenes||

    They aren't all stupid, just horrible.

  • Tulpa the White||

    It's the same attitude that causes the NYT to "balance" the opinion writing of Thomas Friedman and Andrea Dworkin with David Brooks and Bill Kristol.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Two screaming liberal media figures, one smiley-face fascist, and one right-wing Aussie abstractly agree to be in favor of gun control and the only reason guncontrol legislation is not passed is underhanded politics?

    Does it quite occur to this guy that the majority of the voting public may disagree with those four on that particular issue?

  • mr simple||

    It's a good thing he moved to the US so he can now tell us what's wrong with us.

  • ||

    That's how I feel about Piers Morgan and Andrew Sullivan. Thank you eber so much for teachin' us 'e errors of our ways, gov'ner!

  • sloopyinca||

    What the fuck is a "Piers Morgan"?

  • Tulpa the White||

    two parts rum, three parts Dimetapp elixir, one part rubbing alcohol strained through moldy toast.

  • ||

    That made me spit tea on my monitor.

    Nice job.

  • Marshall Gill||

    What, no hate for Canadian Steyn? He is getting sued by Michael Mann, btw.

    http://www.steynonline.com/508.....o-the-mann

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    I really like Steyn's writing. They need to get him on #RedEye.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Nah. The only time I've heard Rush's show and found it listenable was when Steyn was subbing.

  • Harlequin||

    Mann is suing Steyn? Oh, I can just hear Steyn now...

    Oh, Brer Fox, you can do anything, but don't throw me into that briar patch

    Yeah, Mann, you really really want to have to repeat your bullshit in a courtroom, under penalty of perjury...

  • SKR||

    The first article about greenland i saw had the unprecedented headline and the 150 year cycle in the first fucking paragraph. I swear the people that make up those headlines never even bother to rtfa.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Maybe they just use words carelessly. "Unprecedented" to them is a synonym for "alarming" or "highly undesirable". It's inconceivable how they could get it so wrong so often.

  • ||

    I hope the British don't accidentally forget to take down the security apparatus after the Olympics.

  • sloopyinca||

    I could care less. as a matter of fact, I hope they keep it. It'll be like looking into the future for us Americans.

  • rts||

  • ||

    Soylent Green, duh.

  • Chloe||

    It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!

  • T||

    Did anybody ever figure out what was in Soylent Yellow?

  • sloopyinca||

    Asians?

  • Bardas Phocas||

    Ancient Chinese Secret.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Soybeans?

  • SIV||

    and lentils, hence Soy-lent.

  • sloopyinca||

    **winces in pain**

  • ant1sthenes||

    Is that an actual line from the movie? Breeding us like cattle for food because they're so hard up for food to feed people that they have to kill people to make it? That's even dumber than the premise of the Matrix.

  • Ted S.||

    If you haven't seen the movie, WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT

    the events leading up to Heston's revealing the truth about Soylent Green are his roomate and mentor Edward G. Robinson going to the local euthanasia center, after which Heston follows what happens to Robinson's body, which is that it's loaded onto a truck with a bunch of other cadavers, taken to a processing center, and turned into Soylent Green. Earlier in the movie there's a food riot in which the authorities kill rioters with bulldozers -- they just run down the rioters and scoop them up.

    The thing I don't understand about the movie is how all those workers in the Soylent Green factory can keep the secret.

  • ant1sthenes||

    I've seen it, but it was a long time ago, and I was watching it ironically anyway (it was the 90s).

  • Auric Demonocles||

    rapidly worsening climate

    Because having all of Russia and Canada a few degrees warmer would kill the food supply.

  • rts||

    Don't you get it, man? The only thing, I repeat, the ONLY thing changing in the world is climate. All else is completely fixed and static; we cannot move, or adapt, or innovate. We are completely rooted in cement.

  • Chloe||

    And these scientist claim to be against creationism.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    I'm certainly not going stroll slowly away from the rising sea levels.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    You mean have your great-grandkids stroll away?

  • JW||

    Having more arable land and longer growing seasons is the surest sign of a planet spiraling out of control.

    Only the coming glaciers can save us now.

  • Tulpa the White||

    The soil in Siberia and northern Canada (and Greenland and Antarctica) is poor as fuck. You need nutrients in the soil, which requires things living there for a long, long time before it becomes fertile land.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Eh. That can be solved with fertilizers. The two things that are hard to replace are sunshine and water.

  • Coeus||

  • JW||

    He exemplifies the raw and naked objectivity of science, blogging from a hyper-partisan organization.

  • tarran||

    Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century in the face of a rapidly worsening climate may well be the greatest challenge the human race has ever faced.

    Gosh, whatever are we going to do with longer growing seasons and more arable land?!? Slave, quickly! Fetch me my clutching pearls!

  • Pro Libertate||

    I dunno, 9 billion should mean cheap labor. I could use a few servants.

  • Tulpa the White||

    Gosh, whatever are we going to do with longer growing seasons and more arable land?!?

    Not if the sea levels rise, weather patterns change, the Gulf Stream breaks down, and water sources dry up, genius.

  • Brian D||

    I thought the Gulf Stream breaking down would trigger an ice age, which would lower sea levels.

  • John||

    Behold the irresponsible stupid of Harold Meyerson

    What should Democrats do if [Mitt] Romney comes to power on the strength of racially suppressed votes? Such an outcome and such a presidency, I'd hope they contend, would be illegitimate--a betrayal of our laws and traditions, of our very essence as a democratic republic. Mass demonstrations would be in order. So would a congressional refusal to confirm any of Romney's appointments. A presidency premised on a racist restriction of the franchise creates a political and constitutional crisis, and responding to it with resigned acceptance or inaction would negate America's hard-won commitment to democracy and equality.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

  • T||

    I have no problem with people calling into question the legitimacy of the government. But Howard might want to think about what happens next, because it probably won't be unicorn farts and puppy kisses.

  • John||

    I have a problem with people who will only call into question the legitimacy of the government when their team loses.

    He is not calling into question the legitimacy of "government" T, just the legitimacy of any arrangement that doesn't put his team in charge.

  • T||

    Fair point. He's not worried about overreach, just that his team might lose. He's one step short of calling for a civil war if Obama loses.

    Which always makes me laugh. I don't think that's gonna turn out so hot for his team.

  • John||

    I don't think so either.

  • Chloe||

    What you don't believe a bunch of unarmed crybaby fucks who believe they are entitled to the product of any man's labor for their own use, won't get off the couch to march and fight for the their dear leader and messiah? Surely you jest?

  • John||

    I want to see Obama not just lose but get completely destroyed for no other reason than to hear the whaling and gnashing of teeth from those losers.

  • Chloe||

    I have to admit, even though I am voting for Johnson which means I am supposedly voting for Obama, the salty ham tears of liberals are so much more satisfying than those of conservatives.

  • T||

    Well, the whining is so much more comical. I love it when they go on about how they just couldn't get the lumpy proles to understand why voting donk is so much better. That's one you don't hear from conservatives too often.

  • Scooby||

    There is some similar whining that results from the R's not understanding why libertarians don't want to join their wonderful small-government party.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    the salty ham tears of liberals are so much more satisfying than those of conservatives.


    It's 'cause the liberal salty ham tears are organic.

  • Paul.||

    It's 'cause the liberal salty ham tears are organic.

    But not sustainable.

  • Paul.||

    I want to see Obama not just lose but get completely destroyed for no other reason than to hear the whaling and gnashing of teeth from those losers.

    Polls don't indicate he'll be destroyed. If Mitt pulls off a Miracle, he'll get 47-49% of the vote.

  • John||

    When you figure Johnson will around 5%, 49% would be a blowout. And considering that a recession appears likely in the fall, it is Obama who needs a miracle.

  • Paul.||

    When you figure Johnson will around 5

    I'm strongly doubting a 5% showing for Gay Jay. But don't get me wrong, I'd be ecstatic if he did pull that. I'd be especially ecstatic if he pulled that and Mitt lost. That might set the GOP to re-thinking about their strategy when Biden runs in 2016.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm telling you, Paul, that Obama's toast.

    However, since you want to bet, if Obama does somehow win (through voter fraud), then you can have whatever you want tattooed on sloopy's ass.

  • sloopyinca||

    Hahaha.

    Wait, what?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I bought in interest in it from Banjos, just for this purpose. Yeah, you need to learn more about marriage's roots in property law.

  • Paul.||

    then you can have whatever you want tattooed on sloopy's ass.

    A Pyrrhic victory, to be sure.

    I've never wanted to lose a bet quite as much as I want to lose this one. Except, is it really a victory if we get President Mittens?

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, that's the beauty of this election. Everyone wins, because everyone loses.

  • sloopyinca||

    Apparently at least one of us is gonna lose more than others if Obama is re-elected.

    I never thought I'd say this, but I don't know if my ass can take it.

    No, wait. Even that sounds wrong.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's okay, I'm going to win. Obama's fucked.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Losing an election is not a reason to harpoon a humpback!

  • Tybus||

    Obama is a winner.
    No one has had more last minute opponents dropout, made ineligable for office, have divorce records unsealed, be from Hawaii and receive street credit in Chicago, beat a formidable primary opponent in the electoral vote while losing the popular vote in the primary, have the good fortune to run against one of the country's biggest assholes who decided not to attack him in the campaign, and who to this day says some of the stupidist shit I've ever heard come out of a politicians mouth and is still considered a savant by many of our leading
    "intellectuals".
    Color me skeptical that he loses.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Historical results are not guarantee of future performance.

  • Cyto||

    The GOP already went with the 'It's his turn' candidate. Previous recipients of this nod in my lifetime were McCain, Gore, Dole, GHW Bush, Mondale, Ford and maybe Kerry. Not a lot of success in that strategy.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    I have a problem with people who will only call into question the legitimacy of the government when their team loses.

    He definitely has a tribal mindset--anything which goes against his team is automatically bad, regardless of the context.

  • Chloe||

    So in a democracy when the majority votes, however that may be, and you don't like the results, then it is not a legitimate act of democracy?

    Hmmmm, interesting.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Sandbagging Obama = racism.
    Sandbagging Romney = patriotism.

    Written without one drop of irony.

  • Paul.||

    What about Teabagging Romney or Obama?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    What about Teabagging Romney or Obama?

    Doing your patriotic duty. Good for you. If you can do both at the same time, do it on iPPV and make millions.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Cool, so long as he accepts that when Holder gets rid of all the voter ID laws and Republicans fervently believe that the election was stolen through federally assisted fraud (assuming they lose, obv), that the right will consider the government illegitimate, undertake mass demonstrations, refuse to confirm any of Obama's appointments, and obstruct him in every way possible.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    So would a congressional refusal to confirm any of Romney's appointments.

    Good luck with that when the Rs have veto proof majorities in both houses.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Mitt Romney's campaign denies reports that an aide pointed to the candidate's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" as an advantage in U.S.-British relations."

    Shorter Obama Campaign:

    "Cracker-assed cracker!

  • Coeus||

    Jezebel pretends to have no knowledge of mandatory child support:

    Why do we suck at taking birth control?

    it's not American women in general who are bad, it's unmarried women who live with their significant others who are exceptionally not awesome at taking birth control. In fact, they fucking suck at it. What gives?
  • Auric Demonocles||

    But women would never use a child to try to trap a man!

  • Coeus||

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Gee, you mean encouraging 2-3 generations of women that marraige is a "social construct" resulted in an increase in unmarried households not taking birth control? Who could have seen that coming?

  • Paul.||

    I'm just happy to see large numbers of unwed people living together. They need to get on the stick about birth control, sure, but they're not buying into the need to have their personal relationships recorded, stamped, licensed and bonded by the state.

    Good on 'em.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Possibly a reason to watch olympics.

  • John||

    Good mother of God. Wow.

  • Enough About Palin||

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Possibly NSFW.

  • John||

    It that a tramp stamp? It is not really her lower back. It is a pair of wings coming out of her ass crack.

    Yeah, it is tacky. But not that tacky.

  • SKR||

    Really? Butt wings are less tacky than a butterfly on the small of the back?

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Less tacky than flames on the front.

  • SKR||

    Yeah, but that sounds like a fun date.

  • sloopyinca||

    It looks better than the tramp stamp I was forced to get after losing stupid bet.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Say what?!

  • T||

    What, 'Banjo's Bitch' in old english text 3 inches high doesn't look good? Teach you to make dumb bets with your wife, won't it?

  • sloopyinca||

    I wish. (Although I do have her name tattooed where the traditional wedding ring goes.)

    I had to get it some years ago after the Buckeyes lost to LSU in the MNG game.

  • sloopyinca||

    It's a trinity. It could have been worse if I had been forced to get a tattoo of a penis. Or a lot worse if I'd have been forced to get a scUM helmet.

  • SKR||

    You bet with the big 10. :facepalm:

  • sloopyinca||

    It was the first time I had bet on the Buckeye in forever. The only time since was when I took them over Oregon in the Rose Bowl two seasons ago. That time I was smart enough to bet cash.

  • Pro Libertate||

    What's OSU's record against teams from the South again? Dude, you wanted that tattoo.

  • T||

    You bet a tattoo? You were either sublimely confident or a total dumbass.

    The wife and I were discussing getting tattoos there for our 10th, but we tried to buy a condo instead.

  • sloopyinca||

    The wife and I were discussing getting tattoos there for our 10th, but we tried to buy a condo instead.

    Where did you get your condo, Haiti?

  • T||

    New Orleans. We decided to up the budget a little.

    But the seller didn't show up to closing. So instead of a condo for our anniversary, we gave ourselves a lawsuit.

  • Pip||

    "where the traditional wedding ring goes.)"

    On you ex-wife's toe?

  • Dylan||

    Why in God's name were you so confident in OSU a year after the beatdown Florida gave them?

  • sloopyinca||

    Because I thought Tressel had learned his lesson and I thought LSU had backed into the game even more that tOSU had and Les Miles is an absolutely awful coach. Plus, they had a great week of practice running up to the game.

    I'm a pretty decent gambler. I just had one weak moment where I made an emotional bet.

  • Dylan||

    "Plus, they had a great week of practice running up to the game."

    You're joking right? ... right?

  • R C Dean||

    I, too, have a tattoo as a result of losing a bet.

    And at this point, I'm pleading the Fifth.

  • Paul.||

    I, too, have a tattoo as a result of losing a bet.

    You and everyone else on the planet.

    When I go to the beach, I feel like I have to cover up because I have no tattoos. Sometimes it's embarassing.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Fuck that. I'm not a sailor or a whore.

  • Coeus||

    I'm not a sailor or a whore.

    What does condom use have to do with this?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm just kidding, but that was something you used to hear about tattoos. I think they're kind of pointless, myself, but whatever floats your boat.

  • Coeus||

    I got that. It was also something you used to hear about condom use. The dual application was the joke.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    Does it say "exit only"?

  • Tulpa the White||

    I tried to trade you Cam Newton, so quit yer crying.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Looks like a sign and directions to me. Except I don't read Italian. *sadface*

  • Killazontherun||

    Annalynne McCord boyfriend is one lucky guy judging from the bruises on that ass.

    http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-conten.....2012_3.jpg

  • Jerry on the road||

    Wow, she could be the sister of Asia Argento.

  • OO=======D||

    You can tell that from her ass?

  • Paul.||

    Bitch got a tramp-stamp:

    And a narrow ass.

  • Suki||

    While early reports called the current melting of Greenland's ice sheet "unprecedented," the data shows it happens every 150 years.

    Unprecedented, since the last time.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Looks like Reason isn't the only place getting hit by the squirrels.

    http://web.orange.co.uk/articl.....volleyball

  • Archduke PantsFan||

  • ||

    She's not a bad singer, but I'm puzzled that she's 27 and she's writing and singing about things that mainly affect teenage girls.

  • rts||

    Because it sells?

  • OO=======D||

  • sloopyinca||

    Muddy Waters has a lazy eye. Take his guns away before he kills!

  • Pip||

    It's okay, it's on the Paris Hilton side, so he's just a spooler.

  • Coeus||

  • ||

    There's even a Star Wars "Call Me Maybe".

  • Coeus||

    Uggh. Terrible. You had to go there with the actual song. How 'bout this?

  • Banjos||

  • Coeus||

  • sloopyinca||

  • Coeus||

    Yes, but that's enough.

  • John||

    http://news.yahoo.com/1-ohio-b.....50766.html

    Occupy Cleveland losers plead guilty to bomb plot.

  • Chloe||

    Well, at least they had the decency to save the taxpayers money by not having a trial.

  • tarran||

    One... One loser....

    Now that he flipped, the others are going down.

    I should point out it's harder to shout entrapment when you plant what you think is a bomb and press the button...

  • ||

    Some dipshits have posted a bunch of signs in my neighborhood that say "Solidarity With the Cleveland 5". I guess it's the Cleveland 4 now, huh?

  • ||

    Also, that area that the bridge is in is ridiculously pretty and bucolic. Wasn't Occupy supposed to be all green and shit?

  • ant1sthenes||

    Weren't they arguing that investigators "entrapped" them by offering money, booze, and drugs? Figures that a leftist can't distinguish payment from coercion.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Good thing these guys were associated with Occupy, not the tea party, otherwise we'd be hearing a *lot* about this right now.

  • ||

    Government DID create the Internet, a rebuttal to this article in the WSJ.

    I don't know much about the history of the web, so who would you guys say is correct?

  • Coeus||

    Even if the first is correct, that's like saying I built your house cause I dropped the first brick on the lawn.

  • SKR||

    The both sound like spin. Sometimes the govt was moving things forward, sometimes they were pushing back.

  • Killazontherun||

    Competing against ATT in mass communications was illegal from 1877 to 1884. Advertising on-line was illegal until 1995, so the government was always pushing back even if they tossed a few tokens in the other direction (like financing a protocol that is essentially nothing more than a C language struct to which all parties using it agree to abide).

  • Killazontherun||

    1994

  • Killazontherun||

    er, 84

  • SKR||

    I think the best response to all this is, "oh I see. You love the military industrial complex."

  • JW||

    The federalistas definitely played a role, but I've always used the analogy that saying the gubmint deserves all the credit for the Internet is like saying the Wright Bros. built the modern airline industry.

    The state provided a common framework, purely by accident. Private industry and the profit motive did everything else.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Sounds like an excuse to keep giving the Pentagon a blank check.

    Like highways and the Internet? More defense spending!

  • MJGreen||

  • Killazontherun||

    Even if they were one hundred percent correct, let us take it a step further, let's say they are one thousand percent correct, Biden levels of correctness, no prosperity you have ever enjoyed was ever free from government activity at its source. Let's just give them that for the sake of argument.

    What I want to know is, at what point am I no longer beholden to government? Is it even possible for me to pay them off so I can be free? Will my boy be in debt to them for the entire extent of his lifetime too?

    This is the basis of serfdom in the very literal sense. Peasants in tsarist Russia became serfs when debt became an inter-generational obligation from father to son to grandchild and so forth over several hundred years where it became impossible to escape from this system.

    Pre-serfdom peasants had a higher standard of living than their descendents that fell into this system. I remember my old college Russian history professor the late Dale McKenzie making a point of this, especially the higher living standards of those who lived in the Kiev providence under the rule of the Duma instead of tsars.

    Maybe the tsars were beneficial at one point in comparison to the Mongol cross country rapers and pillagers they fended off, but that debt obligation they exacted soon turned into a ruinous encroachment on everyone touched by it.

    At it's fundamentals, this is a very evil belief system progressives hold dear to their hearts.

  • T o n y||

    at what point am I no longer beholden to government?

    When you stop using it for all its benefits--which includes many intangibles that you can't escape while you're within its country's borders (like national defense). That reasonably entails that you have to move somewhere with no government. I'm sure you'll love it there.

  • sloopyinca||

    When you stop using it for all its benefits--which includes many intangibles that you can't escape while you're within its country's borders (like national defense).

    Could you forward me the opt-out form please? I'd be happy to pay a use fee for whatever "services" I chose to use once I do so.

  • T o n y||

    And feudalism is a premodern form of government that lacked the essential quality of being democratic. It does, however, plausibly resemble the outcome of a libertarian system. Without government power there will still be centers of power, and they won't offer you as many rights.

  • Coeus||

    It does, however, plausibly resemble the outcome of a libertarian system.

    Not a minarchy.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Actually, aside from the increasingly irrelevant democratic aspects, it resembles our current statist system. The lords are the leaders of states and corporations, seeking the king's favor to facilitate their own ambitions. Economists are the court astrologers. The technocracy is the modern state religion, legalese and bureaucratese the modern Latin. The heavily armed police departments are the knights -- riot gear their plate armor, military vehicles their horses. Their attitude toward the peasantry hasn't changed much.

    I suppose the only real inversion is that feudalism was at its strongest in agrarian areas, and cities were more liberal in relative terms (certainly not in absolute terms). The modern equivalent is at its strongest in the cities, and the rural areas are relatively more liberal (though, likewise, not in absolute terms).

  • ||

    plausibly resemble the outcome of a libertarian system.

    Odd that the US from 1776 to about 1920 did not resemble feudalism at all....in fact the one resemblance, slavery, was abolished over that period.

    Hey Tony how the fuck do you even explain how slavery was abolished when progressives didn't even exist?

  • T o n y||

    And feudalism is a premodern form of government that lacked the essential quality of being democratic. It does, however, plausibly resemble the outcome of a libertarian system. Without government power there will still be centers of power, and they won't offer you as many rights.

  • JW||

    What I want to know is, at what point am I no longer beholden to government?

    Look, just shut up already and kiss the fucking ring.

  • Raston Bot||

    “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own,” Obama said. “Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

    My throat is bleeding from laughing so hard at that horseshit.

    The network that the govt created and then sat on for decades? Is that what he's referring to? The network that the NSF finally relinquished control of the routing tables and allowed commercial use? What exactly is that dipshit referring to? Because he's not making any sense to me.

  • Killazontherun||

    Gin? You know what else is made from juniper berries and thistles?

    Got to try doing this some time.

    http://www.brewingtv.com/episo.....wdown.html

  • ||

    I've never had sahti, but Urban Chestnut in St. Louis brewed a Christmas beer (which I believe is still on tap because people in St. Louis suck at appreciating good beer) that was spiced with spruce tips that is AWESOME. Definitely has a gin-like vibe to it, though I don't believe they used any juniper berries.

  • Killazontherun||

    Spruce, that does sound great. Doing a brew tomorrow with buckwheat honey and rosemary being the main flavoring ingredients. Going for the earth tones with this one.

  • ||

    I've had good results with honey (wildflower in my case) but never messed with rosemary. With the fall coming up, I'm going into German mode (Schwarzbier on Sunday, then Oktoberfest, then probably Pilsner) so won't need to worry about spices for a while.

  • Killazontherun||

    I've been transitioning from mead making to beer making this year. There is so much more you can do with the ale/beer concepts than mead and make it work that the change was inevitable. I don't have the dream set up just yet, but it is getting there.

  • Nephilium||

    If you would like an example, look for Anchor Our Special Ale, which is released in the winter each year. The recipe changes every year, but all of them have spruce. And they age quite well.

  • Killazontherun||

    I will indeed put that in my reminder list.

  • ||

    An apartment manager accidentally discovers an NYPD spy operation - in New Jersey (which last I checked is outside the NYPD's jurisdiction):

    http://news.yahoo.com/confused.....32106.html

  • sloopyinca||

    This must be a reprint of an old story. No way they'd do this again, right?

    Ray Kelly needs to be arrested. The officers involved need to be arrested. Bollmberg needs to be thrown out of office.

    I only wish they would have gotten caught in Texas or Virginia. All hell would have broken loose.

  • ||

    The NYPD is a veritable army being run by an authoritarian prick. I don't think they see themselves as having jurisdictional limits.

    And yeah, I'd love to see some of these guys cooling their heels in a jail somewhere in the south.

  • Chloe||

    But they do it on LO: SVU all the time, why can't the real NYPD do it?

  • ||

    NYPD thinks they are a national police force. look at their gun buying stings stretching deep into southern states.

  • ||

    NYPD thinks they are a national police force. look at their gun buying stings stretching deep into southern states.

    How would such a thing work? Have you heard of them effecting out-of-state arrests?

    (Not that I'd be surprised if they did.)

  • ||

    there's been a metric assload of articles written about what they did.

    use the google.

    imo, it didn't "work" except to prove that bloomberg, kelly et al are assholes

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    As if anyone needed more proof

  • Generic Stranger||

    It so pissed off the governor of Virginia that they passed a law making the stings illegal and he threatened to arrest any NYPD agent who tried to do another one.

    Which was fucking awesome.

  • Chloe||

    I thought they were caught doing some kind of gun buying surveillance in VA. Not really sure, but I do remember Bloomberg making some ridiculous accusations against VA about how the commonwealth's gun laws are killing NYC citizens.

  • ||

    see my above post

  • Virginian||

    When our AG (now our governor) caught them at VA gun shows he told them if he ever caught them again he'd order arrests.

    Fuck Bloomberg.

  • ||

    Fuck Bloomberg.

    I'd love to see Ray Kelly get a phone call from the VA state police telling him, "hey, send a bus or plane down here to come pick up your people from our jail. And by the way, since they're not allowed to carry guns here, their weapons are forfeit."

  • Paul.||

    And by the way, since they're not allowed to carry guns here, their weapons are forfeit... and our PD is on their way to shoot your dogs.

  • ant1sthenes||

    I'd rather see them get the guys to roll on Bloomberg in exchange for a light plea, set up an elaborate sting to get him into town to speak at an anti-gun rally, and then have him do some hard time for gun violations.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    The NYPD has to violate other state and local jurisdictions or the terrahists will win!

    You don't want the terrahists to win, do you?

  • ant1sthenes||

    That's why they call it the Empire state.

  • sloopyinca||

    The comments are just terrifying. It's funny, though. The further the posters are from DC or NYC, the more critical the responses are IRT the cops...until you get the responses from California, Oregon and Washington. Then the stupidity comes back up.

  • Chloe||

    I think I may make a graph of this and put it on the government created internet.

  • Killazontherun||

    She got booted from the Greek Olympic team for this?

    http://news.yahoo.com/greece-e.....tml?_esi=1

    With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!

    No wonder the Golden Dawn has been successful of late. When the left is full of so many starched collar wearing asshole scolds who can't even take a fucking joke the fascist come across as cool in comparison.

  • Coeus||

    I'm still trying to figure out how that's racist.

  • Jack's Spittle of Rage||

    It is not. It is pearl clutching and sanctimonious intolerance...but not on her part.

    That anyone would be that intolerant of a joke is a joke.

    Fuck the olymics.

  • Jack's Spittle of Rage||

    olympics...fuck!

  • Coeus||

    Better. As an oily mick, I took offense.

  • Killazontherun||

    It is what she didn't say. She didn't mention the 'brave and noble people of Africa who enrich our lives with their very existence' or something equally outlandish and condescending instead of treating them like normal human beings worthy of both respect and ridicule, it was deemed racist.

  • Coeus||

  • Paul.||

    Twitter is a weapon of self-destruction when operated by people who can’t control the impulse to share thoughts that are best kept private.

    Hear hear! Posting stuff on twitter can be read by other people! Just an FYI!

  • SIV||

    He sorta walked it back in today's column, but not much.

  • Coeus||

    Wuss. Put on the big boy pants and stand by that shit.

  • Chloe||

    Bullshit, the male race has subjugated my sex for far too long. Because of their ancestor's penises being used to rape my innocent sisters both physically, mentally, and financially, I demand all man most die for the sins of their forefathers.

    Was that a Jezebel enough response?

  • Coeus||

    needz moar privilege

  • Killazontherun||

    How many pies have women made for us in your attempt to give us diabetes so you can collect survivor benefits?

    Here I am, on the internet after eating a delicious pecan pie with no desire to go out and be active at all. That malicious bitch! Too tired now to do anything but take a nap.

    Damn. The plan is working.

  • Chloe||

    We only make pies because of the repressed trauma that exists in all of my sisters collective subconscious. It is one of fear that was placed there by the cruel hand of the male race, that for millennia held us down. The diabetes that we give is our long dead sisters' souls crying out for revenge and entering into our minds so that we can exact the justice they never had.

  • Fluffy||

    You can cry
    Or die
    Or just make pies all day.

    I'm makin' pies.

  • Chloe||

    I do like making pies and any other baked good. Just can't cook.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Rahm Emanuel: Chik Fil-A out of Chicago:

    http://reason.com/blog/2012/07.....nt_3160728

  • Pro Libertate||

    How is this remotely legal? As long as they don't discriminate in hiring (and, for that matter, gayness isn't always protected, if I remember correctly), this is viewpoint discrimination. Legally, the chain could advocate the Nazi Party and still be untouchable.

  • Chloe||

    It is only discrimination when it is happening to someone you agree with.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They should sue the fuck out of the cities just for saying that crap. It's facially unconstitutional.

  • ||

    "This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me!"

  • John||

    Dunphy has become the humorless troll his enemies always claimed he was. He used to not be this bad.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Yeah,
    The more he posts here the more I hate all cops.

    Before he came here I was skeptical of cops but thought their critics were exaggerating problems.

    Si months of Dunphy has convinced me that all cops are entitled, self righteous, cocksuckers that need to be knocked down about ten pegs.

    I've actually got a lower opinion of the now than I do of public school "teachers" which is really saying something.

  • SFC B||

    I actually wondered if he got his account hacked or if someone was spoofing him somehow. He went from being, IMO, an occasionally reasonable commenter who had obvious pro-police biases to... well... now a gloating dick who brags about how he gets paid beacoup buckaroos and can suffer no consquences because of how his contract is structured.

  • Archduke PantsFan||

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....rrest.html
    A man allegedly responsible for a viral YouTube video showing a 300 km/h motorcycle ride on a highway outside Victoria, B.C. has turned himself in to police, Kelowna RCMP say.

  • ant1sthenes||

    troll-o-meter: .01

    (Let me post this, you fucking piece of shit spam filter. Why the fucking fuck did I even register if I have to put up with your capricious bullshit?)

  • ant1sthenes||

    Goddamnit, that was a reply to John. Now see what you made me do, stupid-ass spam filter.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Stupidas is the Greek Secretary of the Treasury.

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