Embassy Assault Fallout, Illegal Drink Names, Chicago Strike Ultimatums: P.M. Links

  • So who is the guy behind the Ed Wood-esque anti-Muslim movie that led to the deadly assault on America’s embassy in Libya? His name is allegedly Sam Bacile, but now there’s questions about who he actually is.
  • A Libyan doctor who attempted to treat U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens following the attack on the embassy said he died of severe asphyxiation.
  • Protests against the movie and America have spread to the Gaza Strip.
  • As Washington, D.C., politicians denounce the way some Middle Easterners have responded to speech they deem offensive, officials ordered a bar in the very same city to stop serving a drink with a satirically offensive name meant to mock Marion Barry’s comments about immigrants.
  • Mitt Romney has criticized the way Barack Obama’s administration has handled the response to rioting and violence in Libya and Cairo. White House officials responded that Romney’s attacks were out of bounds in the midst of a diplomatic crisis. Hey, remember when everybody mocked Sen. John McCain when he suggested that the campaigning for the 2008 election should temporarily stop to hammer out our economic problems?
  • Chicago is allegedly throwing down the gauntlet in front of the striking teachers unions and will not back down on its teacher evaluation plans.
  • A poll shows 90 percent of all fliers giving the Transportation Security Administration fair or low marks. Presumably the other 10 percent enjoy being fondled in public.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    His name is allegedly Sam Bacile, but now there’s questions about who he actually is.

    I think it's pretty obvious it's Jesus Christ.

  • BarryD||

    It's not Mel Gibson, from what I saw of the trailer.

  • ||

    Do you have a link to it?

  • playa manhattan||

  • Pip||

    A 14-minute trailer? How long is the fucking movie?

  • BarryD||

    If it's like the trailer, too long.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    It's like Pootie Tang - the trailer WAS the length of a movie. And you should SEE the movie!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well, if you take the time to watch the whole thing, you'll see some bodybuilder dude with star tattoos around his nipples....in his other job, he is a gay porn star.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That wasn't a joke, btw.

    Google "Titus" if you dare.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Google "Lemon Party" if you dare.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Google "Mr. Hands" if you dare.

  • Gene||

    What a piece of shit film. The comments going on right now on youtube are insane the page fills up every thirty secs or so. Lots of angry Arabic. Stupid bated fucks.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    here.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    "Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the son-of-a-bitch knows story structure!"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. The 14-minute trailer of the movie that reportedly set off the protests, posted on the website YouTube in an original English version and another dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.

    It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

    Yes, let's not mention that all these depictions come from actual Islamic texts, including the Quran, the Sunnah, and the Hadith.

    The morons are rioting over what their holy texts actually state.

  • BarryD||

    Dum dum dum dum dum.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Never tell a muslim what their holy book says. Unless you're a learned muslim scholar, you don't know.

  • Archduke Pantsfan ﷺ||

    The PM Links are here! The PM Links are here!

  • db||

    "The PM Links are ***BONNGGGGGGG***"

  • BarryD||

    What did he say?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It is my privilege to extend a laurel, and hearty handshake to PM Links.

  • Archduke Pantsfan ﷺ||

  • Professor Booty||

    You seem to have misplaced your ampersands, sir.

  • Brett L||

    The server squirrels steal them.

  • JW||

    One day, they're going to open up that server for maintenance and those ampersands will shoot out like they were shot from a fire hose.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I like to dream that next Spring, thousands of ampersand trees are going to sprout at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and Sepulveda Blvd.

  • ||

  • playa manhattan||

    Actually a pretty good getaway strategy. People were jumping in front of the patrol cars to get the money...

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    That was on the "Batman: The Animated Series" episode that aired yesterday. I happened to walk by when my son was watching it. Life imitates art...

  • johnl||

    SFed link.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Was one of the robbers named "Jayne"?

  • BarryD||

    I enjoy being fondled in public, and I STILL give the TSA low marks. So there.

  • ||

    I am the 10%!

  • ||

    10% is too much...you must not be a real libertarian.

  • rts||

    B.C. to install over 450 electric vehicle charging stations

    What an appropriate use of the money stolen from me... paying to install electrical outlets. *sigh*

  • BarryD||

    Baja California is awash in Volts? Who knew?

  • rts||

    ¡Ay caramba!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Be great to see someone turn a Volt into a dune buggy.

  • BarryD||

    Or weld up a cage on the back and drive a cow around. (Only funny if you've spent time in Baja)

  • Atlas Stoned||

    You should be glad they stole your money. All of those electrical outlets will "help save the environment".

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    You would have only wasted your money on moon pies and penny whistles

  • BarryD||

    And poutine.

  • ||

    And putain

  • Generic Stranger||

    And poon tang.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What's going to fuel whatever is generating and supplying those stations with the electricity?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • BarryD||

    WTF was that?!?

    Made me laugh, I admit.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    You could spend hours browsing through 5 Second Films....

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Oh, the irony.

  • rts||

    5 second films have a pretty good number of funny skits.

    One of my favourites (NSFW)

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Restoras||

    goddammit. I just spent the last five minutes trying not to laugh out loud in my cube.

  • Brett L||

    Shhh. Its all that dirty and cheap tar sand oil.

  • rts||

    90% of BC's electricity comes from hydro.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Those poor fish.

  • BarryD||

    Seriously, though, all the wild-caught salmon we're supposed to be eating for better health would be doing better if we didn't mind burning a bit more stuff instead of destroying every single river.

  • ||

    All the wild salmon are dying from over fishing. Not the dams.

    You should not be eating Salmon. It is bad for the Salmon.

  • BarryD||

    They're being overfished because there aren't as many of them.

    Dams have been the result of government ineptitude and waste, like a lot of other things. Not every dam, but too many of them. No cost/benefit analysis.

  • db||

    I thought 90% of Canada's hydro came from dams?

  • T||

    Beaver dams? I hear the great white north is overrun with the furry little bastards.

  • ||

    Nope - they all moved to Northern Virginia.

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    unicorn farts

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A poll shows 90 percent of all fliers giving the Transportation Security Administration fair or low marks.

    100 percent of non-travelers don't give a shit.

  • BarryD||

    And light aircraft producers, resellers, and instructors think the TSA is awesome!

  • ubercynic||

    Enjoy it while it lasts, folks, it won't be long before you have to run the TSA gauntlet to get to your 172.

  • Fluffy||

    So in the Mars thread somebody talked about a Charles Stross novel, and that put me in the mood to re-read his novelette A Colder War.

    And I discovered that it is available free online!

    Read this. It is good.

    I really want this to be a movie. It would blow away that Prometheus garbage in terms of applying modern sci-fi techniques to a Lovecraftian mythos.

  • Brett L||

    This is essentially the failure mode for NIGHTMARE GREEN in the Laundry series. A significant amount of the scenery got lifted for some of the 3rd book.

  • Brett L||

    The irony of Hollywood. Jane Fonda will play Nancy Reagan.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Ethel Rosenberg would have been a better role for her.

  • Brett L||

    Rabid beaver attacks children. And no, this isn't a kid screwing his teacher.

  • T||

    a rabid beaver is harder to avoid

    I'm going to walk away now, before this goes anywhere.

  • Randian||

    officials ordered a bar in the very same city to stop serving a drink with a satirically offensive name meant to mock Marion Barry’s comments about immigrants.

    We need some libertarian or conservative legal institute to take this to the Supreme Court. This is totally outrageous.

    Where's the ACLU?

  • BarryD||

    Jerking Marion Barry.

  • Brett L||

    Oh, so Irish Car Bombs are okay, but Dirty Asian is beyond the pale? Fuck them.

  • BarryD||

    I wonder if they can serve a Me So Horny.

    Yes, it's a real drink.

  • Ska||

    A friend told me a story about entertaining an Irish client and someone ordering an Irish Car Bomb for him. He scowled at the patron and asked "How would you like it if I served you a Planes Crash into the Twin Towers?"

  • BarryD||

    I'd order two.

  • Brett L||

    Nice.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Planes Crash into the Twin Towers

    Pour 1 jigger of Everclear into a shot glass. Light Everclear on fire.

    Follow with beer chaser.

  • BarryD||

    (In honor of the first responders.)

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Planes Crash into the Twin Towers:

    Equal parts Bankers Club Gin and Arak, with Tobasco Sauce to taste.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Clever...still like my fire idea.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    My concept was a variation on the General Sherman (gin, southern comfort, and tobasco) which is in turn making light of the burning of Atlanta

  • ||

    Arak + Gin...*shudders*

  • BakedPenguin||

    They should start calling it a Bitch Set Me Up.

  • JW||

    Had the same thought.

  • SugarFree||

    Marijuana extracted into pure grain, grape Crush, and finish with just a swirl of crack syrup. Serve over ice with a rolled up $20 for a straw.

  • ||

    The first two ingredients are actually plausible...hhhmmm....

  • Brett L||

    Like all your little shiny gadgets? Thank Jack Kilby, whose last office at TI was only a few miles from my house in HS.

  • ubercynic||

    If I got a penny for every person in the US who knows who Jack Kilby was and what he did . . . It might be enough to cover my grocery bill for a couple months . . . Jesus, that's fucking depressing.

  • rts||

    Wind Could Power Half the World by 2030

    A newly published study from Stanford scientists details the advanced weather model they developed, showing that there is plenty of wind to provide half the world’s power by 2030 and potentially exceed the total demand by several times if enough turbines are in place.

    *sigh*

  • John||

    Of course there will be little usable land and no birds to speak of. But we could do it.

  • BarryD||

    No I think they're admitting that wind power is a failure.

    More than half the world is covered with water. Wind power once provided all the power required, to move ships on the ocean. So they figure it still could, but not much else.

  • rts||

    At last, Silent Spring will come true!

  • BarryD||

    Fucking birds.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    This is why the cult of academia and technocratic "experts" that's afflicted us since the Teddy Roosevelt era can't die soon enough--these aspberger-afflicted goons just don't understand that the limits of scale are real, and that you can't ramp everything up exponentially.

  • $park¥||

    In this golden era of miniaturization, we should be able to fit millions of wind turbines everywhere.

  • The Hammer||

    How many can you fit on the head of a pin?

  • BarryD||

    Underwear, for example.

  • Robert S||

    I have one attached to my anus. I use it to recharge my iphone.

  • Brett L||

    By this standard, solar could replace all of the World's power by 2030 if we just build enough factories, and cover enough of the Earth with it. It would (Further) bankrupt the entire world, but it is possible.

  • BarryD||

    Or we could just bankrupt the world, and then the demand for power would drop dramatically. That's Obama's energy plan, I think.

  • OldMexican||

    If the world is to shift to clean energy, electricity generated by the wind will play a major role[...]

    If cows start to fly, everybody will have to be carrying a pretty heavy-duty umbrella with them by 2030. Only because there's more than enough cows to go around, a study has shown.

    Talk about a hammer looking for a nail to hit...

  • Pip||

    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like Tony.

  • John||

    http://www.theatlantic.com/tec.....le/262233/

    Great picture of massive explosion on sun with the earth shown at scale

  • ||

    Shit that's fucking cool.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    FAKE.

  • ubercynic||

    Yeah, what will those global warming deniers stoop to next?

  • ||

    Looks like the sun is strangling some invisible space beast.

  • ||

    And who are we to say it isn't? ALL HAIL APOLLO, LORD OF THE SUN

  • John Thacker||

    Chuck Schumer says that Obama is far more likely than Romney to attack Iran, in concert with Israel:

    “He has made it clear that he will not support a nuclear Iran. He has made clear that the policy of containment is not a good policy. And I’ll tell you this on Iran, and I’ve said this to a couple of Romney supporters who agree, that if the sanctions fail, and military action is warranted, a re-elected President Obama is far more likely to launch that kind of military action, probably in concert with Israel, than would Mitt Romney. Because Mitt Romney will be new, he’ll have a whole domestic agenda.”
  • John||

    Since every word Schumer says is a lie including "and" and "the", I guess that is making a pretty good peacenik case for Obama.

  • Randian||

    Did Chuck Schumer really just say "now that Obama has his whole domestic agenda in place, he can focus his second term on war"?

    I'm going to go drink myself to death now.

  • SugarFree||

    The Blue States get warboners too. Why else do you think Viagra is that color?

  • John||

    Don't worry. It is Chuck Schumer. When has he ever told the truth or been right about anything?

  • ||

    Look, Obama needs to start his own war if he's going to cement his legacy. I mean, look at the legacies of presidents who don't start or declare war. They're total pikers. And not just any war; a war with Iran!

  • John||

    Don't kid yourself. Liberals look back on World War II with nostalgia. It absolutely killed them to see the Republicans have all of the fun with the "lets get together and get behind the winning team and win this thing" stuff. If Obama started a big war, liberals would be its biggest supporters.

  • Brett L||

    If this were true, I would so vote for Romney.

  • Killazontherun||

    While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants

    Monsieur Arouet, with quotes like these: Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and bloody religion that has ever infected the world consider yourself rejected. Your books are now to be taken off of the reading list in American public schools everywhere.

  • R C Dean||

    While The United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others supports freedom of religion, of speech, and of conscience, and thus we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

    What is so freaking hard about that?

  • NoVAHockey||

    It's insane. reading the stuff out today calling for that filmmaker to be prosecuted. insane.

  • BarryD||

    Well the movie did seem to lack high-end production values, but I didn't think that was a crime.

  • Brett L||

    No more criminal than Gigli.

  • BarryD||

    Or the Star Wars prequels, but still.

  • sloopyinca||

    Or the Star Wars prequels, but still.

    Never heard of them.

  • T o n y||

    What's so freaking hard about you removing the anti-Obama stick from your ass for just one day?

  • ||

    Tony I seem to recall you supporting US intervention in Libya.

    How is that going for you?

  • T o n y||

    You recall wrong. I neither supported it nor was against it. I said it was a much more judicious deployment of resources than Iraq, if we're comparing means of toppling dictators.

    Now instead of treating us as a great Satan, the Libyan government is apologizing to us. So take that for what it's worth.

  • Killazontherun||

    The closest thing to admission of defeat I have ever seen you express. Fellow H'n'Rites, I will indeed accept that parade you bestow unto me.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I love how My Little Tony considers anything "governmental" to be "Obama". So if one criticizes the Cairo embassy, that's "anti-Obama".

  • Restoras||

    Well, he rightly pointed out yesterday that the administration is responsible for all the layers underneath, and when one of those layers fucks up the adminstration owns it. So, he's kinda senstive that his Savior looks even more like a complete buffoon than W.

  • BarryD||

    Maybe you could try removing the Obama-shaped dildo from your own, Sparkle Tony.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, as long as they believe in providing and/or paying for the contraception of others...

  • Pip||

    Nice.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Protests against the movie and America have spread to the Gaza Strip.

    Aw, fuck it.

  • R C Dean||

    Imagine my surprise.

  • Killazontherun||

    They have an entirely different idea of what makes a hit movie than anyone I know. This one was completely off my radar screen but those Middle Easterners know a sleeper when they see one!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Presumably the other 10 percent enjoy being fondled in public.

    And/or they work for the TSA.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    More than 500 years since he was killed in battle, archaeologists believe they have finally found the skeleton of King Richard III, buried deep beneath a council car park.

  • John||

    Wow.

  • Brett L||

    buried deep beneath a council car park

    How apropos of what Britain has become.

  • BarryD||

    Were there car parks in the UK 500 years ago?

    THAT was forward-looking!

  • db||

    Please. It's OK to call it by its correct name here on an American web site: "parking lot." "Itinerant labor agency" is also accepted usage.

  • BarryD||

    The paved paradise
    and put up an itinerant labor agency

    yeah yeah yeah

  • BarryD||

    TheY

  • johnl||

    Even Carfax.

  • $park¥||

    Even back then the mob was burying people under new construction projects?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Even before that...there are 1,000's of people buried under and within the Great Wall of China.

  • db||

    A proud tradition they continue by burying whole trains full of accident victims under their high speed railways when disaster strikes.

  • BarryD||

    California wants to emulate them.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Another politician that can't just say "None of our business"

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/ne.....963f4.html

    Patterson said he and Manning agreed to convey those concerns to Lin but made it clear to the consular officials that the city could not and would not order the painting’s removal.

    The city officials shouldn't even be passing on messages like that. Tell the Chicoms to pound sand. Lin's not doing anything illegal therefore it's of no concern to the city. Better if the officials told them that and added that they should quit doing the stuff in the murals and apologize for their past atrocities if they don't want it on the sides of buildings. Double mega points if Manning just sent back "Nuts".

  • ||

    I wonder if this was approved back in China. I can't imagine they are stupid enough to think this would bring anything but bad publicity. Probably somebody knew over here who is used to swinging his dick around back home.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Hey remember when this story first hit and their were deadly riots in Chinatowns all over the world?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    *there

  • The Late P Brooks||

    if the sanctions fail, and military action is warranted, a re-elected President Obama is far more likely to launch that kind of military action

    Yippee!

  • The Hammer||

    But only if it is warranted. So anything President Romney does will automatically be overkill fascism.

  • Brett L||

    For Fluffy, from this morning's links discussion on gravity from objects outside of our Big Bang. Something like this should experience substantially more variability over 7B light years if there are many and varied gravitational in 4D space that we simply don't perceive due to the Big Bang forming our 4D light cone.

  • Fluffy||

    A very thin rubber sheet is a pretty good two-dimensional analog to spacetime – if the sheet is flat, a ping-pong ball on the sheet will stay in place, while if the sheet is curved, the same ball will move.

    Very OT, but this analogy for gravity being curvature of space time has always pissed me off.

    The only reason the ball would move if the sheet is curved is gravity.

    So the analogy is using gravity to explain gravity.

    In the absence of gravity, the ball can move any damn which way it wants.

  • The Hammer||

    Actually, in the absence of gravity, wouldn't the ball not move at all regardless of the curvature of the sheet?

  • Fluffy||

    Exactly.

    It always pisses me off on Nova type shows, too, when they bend a plastic table top and show how an object then moves towards the low point. It's only gravity that makes that happen and makes the demonstration work.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...officials ordered a bar in the very same city to stop serving a drink with a satirically offensive name meant to mock Marion Barry’s comments about immigrants.

    It should have been the street name for a certain crack cocaine, anyway.

  • Randian||

    White House officials responded that Romney’s attacks were out of bounds in the midst of a diplomatic crisis.

    It's such a crisis that the President is fundraising in Vegas as we speak.

  • John||

    Carter had his Rose Garden strategy. What is this? The strippers and craps table strategy?

  • db||

    He's looking for a Prince Harry poll bounce.

  • Restoras||

    bounce or dance?

  • Not an Economist||

    Hey, the only way he can save the universe if he is re-elected and he can only do that if he has the money to do so. Priorities people!!!!

  • ||

    Maybe they can make a new one called a Bitch Set Me Up.

  • db||

    One of the most striking things about the Marion Barry affair was not the use of crack, or even hookers (people should be free to do as they please) but the astounding level of poor judgment he showed in doing such things while a public office holder. And yet he continues to be elected after showing himself to have such irresponsible tendencies.

  • ||

    i also liked the way (until the metric assloads of evidence to include video came out) that the INSTANT reaction from the left when barry was caught in a ... uh... compromising position was that the police were targeting him because he was black.

    par for the course

    same thing happened with the congressman, whose name escapes me, who was caught with all that bribery money in his freezer

    fwiw, everybody knows marion barry but far fewer know the glory that is Buddy Cianci ...

    a mayor of providence, who among other things, took a contractor who he suspected of fucking his wife, had him tied to a chair and burned him with cigarettes for torture purposes.

    he was indicted, convicted, served a sentence and was promptly re-elected

    look at the wiki page for buddy cianci

    as a former providence resident, i'm kind of proud of buddy. his story in many ways is even better that barry's.

    lots o' mafia ties, too

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Hey Dunphy. Lay off the "metric assload" descriptor. It's pretty good, but you're relying on it too much. Try mixing in something new.

  • ||

    you know what? that is a fair criticism.

    noted and inserted into my typing decision engine...

  • JW||

    He's only there to provide leadership and to act as an example to his constituents, who look to him as some sort of godfather.

  • BakedPenguin||

    PWND

  • John||

    http://twitchy.com/2012/09/12/.....questions/

    Journalists caught on open mic coordinating questions for the Romney press conference. For fuck's sake.

  • Brett L||

    What? The Hell you say! Our free, brave, and independent media would never do such a thing. They tell me so themselves through their guild at every opportunity.

  • tarran||

    That's awesome. If only they would do that to all politicians.

    The problem isn't that they are mean to Romney; that unprincipled scumbag deserves twice the spite and vituperation he gets.

    The problem is that they don't give Obama any of the raking over the coals he deserves.

  • John||

    True. But you know that would never happen.

  • tarran||

    Oh it could. The journalists need their advertising dollars to eat.

    My suspicion is that if the right conditions come up where it was to their advantage to throw the man under the bus, their knives would come out so fast they would create supersonic shock waves.

  • Brett L||

    See: Anderson Cooper

  • BakedPenguin||

    If they did that to all pols, they would actually serve a purpose.

  • Restoras||

    In order for that to happen, Obama would actually have to take questions from journalists. That he lacks the sack for even that mundane task is hilarious.

  • Gray Ghost||

    None of them were drummed out of the industry after Journolist, were they? Did any even lose their jobs? Why stop now?

    One nice thing about a Romney victory---there aren't many---is that the media might figure out how to do their fucking jobs again.

  • ||

    Nah. They would give Romney shit but not government in general. They are statist fuck lapdogs to the core.

  • John||

    Sebelius found in violation of the Hatch Act. Rules are for commoners.

  • BarryD||

    I always thought she looked somewhat chicken-like, but I never actually suspected...

  • Rich||

    "Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as HyR commenters compare the Secretary to a chicken!"

  • Brett L||

    Transporting people over state lines for purposes of prostitution? Is there any agency NOT involved in sex scandal?

    (Full Disclosure: I know this is not the Hatch Act, but the Mann Act.)

  • Fluffy||

    It's easy to get confused, what with Hatch's notorious association with hookers.

  • Pip||

    I see they have hung a big "FORWARD" sigh on the Whitehouse. Isn't that illegal?

  • The Hammer||

    Pics?

  • BarryD||

    sic?

    Because if it was a typo, it was a Freudian Typo.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Chicago is allegedly throwing down the gauntlet in front of the striking teachers unions and will not back down on its teacher evaluation plans.

    A little homeschooling would do Chicago good. As long as it's not done by Chicago parents.

  • John||

    I read somewhere today where the teacher evaluations in question are REQUIRED BY ILLINOIS LAW. Basically they are demanding the city break the law for their benefit.

  • Brett L||

    Basically they are demanding the city break the law for their benefit.

    And?

  • Matrix||

  • Rich||

    Alongside the new garbage cans will be recycling bins that don't charge a cent

    Hooray for "recycling"!

  • Matrix||

    Well, yeah, you could just toss everything into the recycling bin, even non-recyclables. That'd make the sorters job extra fun!

  • Pip||

    I rode on the bus with a young man who worked at the recycling place. He was telling another young man who was looking for work that there were jobs there, but they swab your mouth every morning to test if you've been smoking weed. He said it pays pretty good, but it's a disgusting job in that you end up opening bags with diapers, dog shit and dead rats. He then said that he just finished his shift and was on his way home to clean up for his second job as a cook.

    True story.

  • GILMORE||

    they swab your mouth every morning to test if you've been smoking weed

    because you can't open bags of dog shit and dipers while baked. true fact.

    they should come up with a product-label saying, "no stoners were involved in the making of this item in any way." The "Seal of Boring"

  • BarryD||

    Catch-22

    Nobody who isn't stoned would apply for the job. Someone stoned isn't allowed to do it.

  • wingnutx||

    Hooray for unsorted garbage dumped into the recycling bins!

  • BarryD||

    And dogshit. Lots of dogshit.

  • JW||

    That has to be an experiment in gullibility and blind obedience to authority.

  • Atlas Stoned||

    http://web.econ.ohio-state.edu.....l12_v5.pdf

    I was extremely pleased to see a former professor present this research on the Stimulus, seeing as most of the fucks in Academia have a raging hard-on for Team Blue.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Sir Roger Moore: James Bond actor 'beaten up by first two wives'
    Sir Roger Moore, the James Bond actor, has disclosed how he suffered domestic violence at the hands of two of his former wives.

  • Rich||

    "Shaken, not stirred." /Captain Obvious

  • Brett L||

    He ran like a sissy, too. I mean, on screen, he looked like poof when running.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "No, Mr. Bond... I expect you to put the toilet seat down!"

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    That was Connery

  • Rich||

    Winner.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The Milwaukee Police have an interesting web site

  • JW||

    That's actually some pretty sweet web design. All funded by federal money, to be sure.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Needs more this in the background.

  • Brett L||

    First, they must know the State is all-powerful. Then, if it is convenient, they may learn the State can be merciful. No way is Medvedev off the reservation without Putin's approval.

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday he thought three Pussy Riot punk band members should be freed from prison following their conviction last month for a profanity-laced protest against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.

  • BakedPenguin||

    The Tsar is kind. It's all of those horrible boyars around him who are the cause of misery.

  • ||

    Hey, remember when everybody mocked Sen. John McCain when he suggested that the campaigning for the 2008 election should temporarily stop to hammer out our economic problems?

    I also seem to recall a presidential candidate who criticized Bush over the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    Are diplomatic crises more sensitive to criticism then wars?

    Are diplomatic crises more important then wars?

  • Matrix||

  • Brett L||

    Gee, my kid's keeps breaking. Maybe this giant electromagnet I keep passing it through has something to do with it.

  • JW||

    Did it get caught in the microwave again?

  • T||

    Mr. Microwave makes Mr. RFID cry*.

    *cry, explode, same diff

    Also, dipshit in SA apparently doesn't understand what 'surveillance' means.

  • BarryD||

    Man, the kids could have fun with those.

    Skip school, and put the card in a bucket of shit on the roof, for example.

  • OldMexican||

    A poll shows 90 percent of all fliers giving the Transportation Security Administration fair or low marks. Presumably the other 10 percent enjoy being fondled in public.


    Gives a new meaning to the phrase "Frequent Flyer."

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    Religion of Peace!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Newt Gingrich is still the best political troll ever.

    http://find.politico.com/?repo.....y=gingrich

    “You can take [Bill Clinton's] speech, spin it not very much and it’s actually a condemnation of the fact that Obama learned nothing … out of the 2010 elections,”

    /trollface

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    Here is a question posed to Romney today that cracked me up, so I wanted to share:

    “The world is watching. Isn’t this itself a mixed signal when you criticize the administration at a time that Americans are being killed? Shouldn’t politics stop for this?”

  • BarryD||

    Shouldn't Obama have said this himself, at his fundraiser in Vegas, rather than having one of his wholly-owned "reporters" say it?

  • GILMORE||

    Shouldn’t politics stop for this?

    This reminds me of John McCains september 2008 very-american decision to "stop politics" for one weekend by saying he was returning to washington to 'help avert the financial crisis'.

    Even stupid americans' intelligence was insulted.

  • John||

    He was up by five points when he did that. He basically gave the election away. If McCain had said "that is the banks' problem, I am not giving them one taxpayer dollar", he would be President right now. Of course if he had said that, he wouldn't be John McCain.

  • ||

    Yeah, just as the Democrats never made political capital out of the ongoing Iraq War in 2004 or the government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

  • Pip||

    "A poll shows 90 percent of all fliers giving the Transportation Security Administration fair or low marks."

    That could be 89% fair and 1% low. Who writes this crap?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • John||

    They learned their multicultural Western Lib speak didn't they?

  • ||

    yea, getting cred as a race is always useful to get leftist sympathy

    "The two-hour movie, Innocence of Muslims, cost $US5 million ($A4.8 million) to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.

    The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. The 14-minute trailer of the movie that reportedly set off the protests, posted on the website YouTube in an original English version and another dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.

    It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breakin.....z26IGOsT6K"

    man, the trailer has some craptastic acting. but we need more of this stuff, not less. sooner or later, these savage scum are going to have to join the modern world and realize they can't control what we say, watch, read, discuss, etc.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The two-hour movie, Innocence of Muslims, cost $US5 million ($A4.8 million) to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.

    Well, there's your problem. With 100+ directors, no wonder it turned out so crappy.

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    Ha I was just going to say that sounded like something from the DNC

  • Ayn Random Variation||

    LMAO at "totally unacceptable"

    I mean, like, OMG, Totally!

  • John||

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the testimony of Morgan Wright. Wright is the Obama administration’s Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Energy. According to Issa’s statement, Wright has refused to appear for a subpoena in the investigation into Solyndra, the failed “green” tech company that lost more than half a billion taxpayer dollars in the form of a government-backed loan approved by the Obama administration.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012.....o-testify/

    Because Fuck you that is why.

  • GILMORE||

    Pat Robertson: "Muslims have the Spirit of Wild Donkeys"

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201.....ld-donkey/

    “Ishmael, the Bible says, was wild donkey. I mean, he was just a wild man. And apparently, that spirit has pervaded these people. And it’s just crazy, but they do it.”

    I don't know why the guy knocks donkey so much: Jesus was a huge donkey-fan.

    http://t1.ftcdn.net/jpg/00/34/.....El8js8.jpg

    Although you gotta admit Jesus never gave the fucking donkey any credit for hauling his sanctimonious ass all over Judea. Not one line! 'Blessed are the meek'? You'd think he'd at least throw in a "thou shalt not beat the shit out of thy donkey so often", sort of like a 'remember to tip your waitress' type of thing. I don't think they ever even mentioned the donkey's name. I dub him - St. Eyore, the Patiently Irritated.

  • John||

    He had St. Francis do that later.

  • T||

    The donkey's name, if you believe Rankin-Bass productions, is Nestor.

    And yes, it's as deranged as the Wiki writeup makes it sound. We sat around and watched all the Rankin-Bass on Christmas Day last year and that shit is truly bizarre once you grow up.

  • ||

    I should do that. I fucking loved those specials as a kid. And yeah, the ones they played much less often like the Father Time one and the stop motion Frosty (as opposed to the constantly played animated Frosty) were kind of wacky to me even then. God damn those were great.

  • GILMORE||

    Sorry I call triple bullshit on Nestor, the blasphemous cross between dumbo the flying elephant and rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Plus his former owner, "Olaf"? What, there were lots of swedish used donkey dealers in the holy land? Joseph and Mary... caught in SNOWSTORM? Nestor has more in common with bilbo baggins than superjew #1

  • SugarFree||

    Muslims consider donkeys to be the most unclean of all animals, below even the pig or the dog.

    Donkeys nullify prayers. Dogs too.

  • GILMORE||

    *unclean*?
    You'd think a religion so concerned with 'cleanliness' would have a hadith along the lines of, "and the prophet said, 'stop wiping your ass withyour hand. Seriously, I don't care if its the left one, don't use *either*. Get a palm leaf, something. This whole fucking desert stinks of dirty arab butt crack"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    They actually have to use water, but whatever.

  • GILMORE||

    I submit to you =

    You have the choice between one of the nastiest dive-bar toilets in Brooklyn, and one in a Yemeni public school.

    *if you can find one*

    http://yementimes.com/en/1579/.....eports.htm

    Abdulwahab Al-Majahd, a Water and Environmental Development Fund manager, said defecating in the open is a major cause for the large amounts of flies and other insects.

    Like I said, I think Muhammed's whole 'cleanliness' thing was missing a chapter or two.

  • GILMORE||

    Holy defecation batman this is awesome =

    American Bedu explains arab toilets - but needs Indian guy to do the instruction video on how to shit in one.

    http://americanbedu.com/2011/0.....le-toilet/

    That show host needs to come to America and work prime time.

  • BarryD||

    Do you have evidence that Pat Robertson knocks donkeys a lot?

    I mean, it seems like it, but is there proof?

  • ||

    Does anyone else remember this story?

    In 2006, two Tennessee brothers shot and killed a sheriff's deputy who was trying to serve an arrest warrant (the article doesn't say who the warrant was for, or for what charges). In any case, the two were acquitted. The story has been revived because the brothers have posted crime-scene photos of the deputy's body as a "warning" to other law enforcement.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/si.....-container

  • John||

    I don't about you. But I plan to stay the fuck off of the Houston Brothers' farm.

  • ||

    Except for on Halloween, and even then, I wouldn't go dressed as a cop.

  • ||

    holy shit!

    "The Associated Press reports that the photos show the "bullet-riddled bodies" of Roane County Deputy Bill Jones and ride-along Mike Brown, who were shot and killed on May 11, 2006, after arriving at the home of Rocky Houston to deliver an arrest warrant."

    a RIDEALONG???

    wow. i've had ridealongs a lot. we are somewhat restricted in what we can do with a ridealong in the car (like we can't run code 3, can't get into pursuits etc.) since they aren't SWORN LEO's, and we don't want to place them in too much risk...

    but his ride-along got shot and killed?

    that's fucked up.

    imagine that. tells his wife he's going to do a ride-along with the local SO, see what the job is like. and gets shot

    i've never heard of a ride along getting hurt, let alone shot.

    wow.

    fwiw, i strongly recommend for those interested in law enforcement (whether a critic or a fan) to see if you can do a ride-along with your local pd

    a few ridelongs i did in college were very mind opening to me.

    good stuff

  • BarryD||

    Both brothers were acquitted, in separate trials, because they claimed that the cop and the ride-along opened fire on them without warning, and they shot in self-defense. Apparently there was no evidence to contradict their story.

    So either they got away with murder (certainly possible), or they were telling the truth (equally possible).

    Now it seems strange that they posted the pictures. Clearly they wanted to scare anyone away. However, I have known at least one person who was falsely arrested in the middle of town, literally for no reason other than that he happened to be there, and he was not comfortable around cops after that, either.

    So it's hard to say. If, in fact, someone in uniform did arrive on my property and open fire, I would want to discourage anyone from doing the same.

    This much I will say: the police uniform is not proof of innocence.

  • ||

    Buddy Cianci, providence (my former hometown) RI's answer to marion barry

    "Cianci was forced by law to resign from office for the first time in 1984 after pleading guilty to assaulting a Bristol, Rhode Island contractor with a lit cigarette, an ashtray and a fireplace log. Cianci claimed that the man had been having an affair with his wife, though both the man and Cianci's then-wife said that no relationship existed. Providence municipal regulations prohibit a convicted felon from holding public office; ironically, Cianci himself promulgated said rule a few years earlier, with an eye to removing political opponents from the City Council."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Cianci

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • ||

    Really? Shut the fuck up.

    U.S. Muslims are a lot safer over here than non-Muslims are over there.

  • ||

    wait,

    (to quote kyle's mom...)

    wha wha wha wha wha wha wha wha wha wha wha?

    WHAT?

    jesus christ on a cracker

    some people will ALWAYS try to get "victim cred"

    fwiw, since 9/11, i haven't seen much anti-muslim hate crime. some of the districts i have worked have a fair %age of muslims

    i recall one incident where some guy got a phone call where the caller said he needed to take his "raghead ass" back to the middle east or he better be "looking out for the next bullet " and he would get killed etc.

    i tracked the offender down and it was some moron who just picked the first arabic sounding name he could find out of the phone book. the guy didn't want prosecution, and i gave the guy a warning, and that was it

    the worst hate crime i dealt with was a guy whose house was burned down after they painted a big swastika in his lawn. NOW THAT is a hate crime. he was jewish

    the guy in the first case, ironically, was actually a christian he told me. which was ironic considering the offender assumed he was a muslim cause he had an arabic sounding name.

    anyway, in the 10+ yrs post 9/11 i haven't had one antimuslim assault, rape, etc. not one

    i'm not saying post 9/11 hate crimes didn't spike or that they are not a concern, just saying at least around here (pac NW), they aren't exactly common

  • ||

    *somewhat* on topic, i watched "the dictator", a sasha baron cohen flick last night.

    cohen, an orthodox jew himself definitely makes fun of extremist muslims and this movie (which unlike borat etc. is fully scripted comedy... not a comedy where he "ambushes" people under his fake persona(s)) is no exception

    it was entertaining. i would have been dissapointed if i had paid money to see it in a theatre, but i generally don't ever pay to see a comedy anyway. i generally am not a fan of comedies.

    but as a rental, i think it was pretty entertaining. it was total throw away fluff, but entertaining

  • ||

    *somewhat* on topic

    See, that's the beautiful thing about A.M. and P.M. Links: it's a free-for-all, and there's no need to stay on any given topic.

    i watched "the dictator", a sasha baron cohen flick last night.

    That shit was nonstop hilarious. The running gag with the dead Harlem drug kingpin had me rolling.

    Comedies are generally my favorite, and the low-brow stuff (like The Dictator) is what I really enjoy.

  • Xenocles||

    ...officials ordered a bar in the very same city to stop serving a drink with a satirically offensive name...

    It seems like there have been so many of these blatent 1A violations lately. It makes me wonder if the some of them are actually attempts to transfer tax money to cronies via the inevitable settlements or summary judgments.

  • Xenocles||

    "the some of them"

    That's what I get for half-revising my thought.

  • ||

    "officials"?

    what pissant govt. agent/agency can tell a bar what to NAME their drinks?

    who has that "authoritah"?

    the liquor board? fuck them. i don't think so. i realize liquor board has rather broad control over "licensed establishments" due to the "demon rum" but i don't see how that could ever stand court scrutiny

    how about they rename the drink "fuck you liquor control board" instead?

  • ||

    You should RTFA. It's a law that blatantly fails with confronted with the 1A. And the pissants even admit as much.

    But no matter...

  • ||

    wow. even worse. "we know it's illegal but we are doing it anyway. because FUCK YOU"

    wow

  • Xenocles||

    +1, though I'm partial to the "Bitch Set Me Up."

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