A.M. Links: 2,000 U.S. Military Personnel Dead in Afghanistan, Yemen President Endorses Drone Strikes, Coordinated Bomb Blasts in Iraq

  • The Associated Press’ count puts the2,000th U.S. serviceman killed in Afghanistan as one who died in a blue-green firefight over the weekend.  A new manual for Afghan security forces tells them not to retaliate for perceived cultural offenses like blowing your nose or patting your colleagues. A Taliban suicide attack this weekend killed fourteen, including at least three NATO service members and four Afghan police officers.
  • Yemen’s new president, who took power after the last president was forced to step down because of Arab Spring protests, enthusiastically endorsed the use of drones in his country.
  • The United States has taken the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran off the terrorist list. The militant left-wing group was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s second president.
  • Omar Khadr, a Canadian who’s been held at Guantanamo since he was 15, was released this weekend, nearly 10 years later. He was the last Westerner at the camp.
  • Coordinated bomb blasts in Iraq killed at least 32,capping off a bloody month in the country.
  • Arthur Sulzberger Sr., who was the publisher and chairman of the New York Times for 34 years, died this weekend at 86.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The United States has taken the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran off the terrorist list.

    They remain on the national sex offenders registry, though. Like the rest of us.

  • DJF||

    They were removed from the enemy terrorist list and put on the friend terrorist list.

  • sarcasmic||

    "I'm a fat girl. Get over it!" says Christina Aguilera. John gets an immediate erection.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....eight.html

  • Restoras||

    Ick.

  • wareagle||

    she's a fat girl on purpose. The extra weight makes her boobs bigger, and there is nothing wrong with curves. But don't pretend this is unavoidable.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I can't get over it. Due to your gravitational pull.

  • John||

    Erections do happen after seeing even semi attractive women. It is called being a straight guy.

    Beyond that, who is surprised by this? Aguilera has always been a short squat Latin. You knew she was going to hit 25 and balloon up.

  • sarcasmic||

    So you're saying Restoras is homosexual?

  • T||

    She hasn't maxed out yet. When she's as wide as she is tall, you know the curse has been fulfilled.

  • John||

    Bad genes.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    An overweight soul singer???

    Why, I've never heard of such a thing!

  • sarcasmic||

    Cops kill yet another pet dog in the owner's back yard. Nothing else happens.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....obber.html

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Good, sorry for the dog, but fuck the owners, they deserved it.

  • ||

    Not sure if serious... or if you are channeling dunphy.

  • ||

    Did I miss something? Why did they deserve it?
    All I see is a dog in someone's back yard.

  • Randian||

    I must have missed the same thing you did.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    My October resolution is to stop feeling bad for people when crap like this happens. They obviously want to live in a country where crap like that happens since they do absolutely nothing about it.

    If they are proven to be third party activists, they will then get my sympathy.

    Until then I am just going to laugh at them, since I'm sick of being upset about it.

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    According to the WSJ, you aren't even a real libertarian if you feel bad for them.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Haha you rule.

  • Randian||

    An understandable sentiment, but wrong. People are just trying to live their lives and the goon squad comes stomping into their yard to execute their pet.

    “One does not stop the juggernaut by throwing oneself in front of it. . . .”

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I know it's wrong, I mean the whole point is believing in natural rights. But still, I just don't feel that way anymore really. The more times this stuff happens, and no one does anything about it (and I mean no one that it specifically, actually happens to, not 'no one' in general) the less sympathy I feel. And it finally hit the point where I don't feel any.

  • sarcasmic||

    What can they do about it? Seriously.

    It's not a matter of apathy. It's a matter of being powerless.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    They're absolutely not powerless. If it happened to me there would be serious repercussions where people would know for sure that something wrong had happened.

    Probably why I removed myself from the equation.

  • sarcasmic||

    If it happened to me there would be serious repercussions where people would know for sure that something wrong had happened.

    For example?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Think Law Abiding Citizen, only with a much less ridiculous and contrived plan.

  • sarcasmic||

    Think Law Abiding Citizen

    So you'd commit suicide by cop?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Yep.

  • sarcasmic||

    Which would prove... nothing.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I think it would prove that I cared.

  • sarcasmic||

    Would it? Or would it be written off as the last act of a lunatic.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I have no idea (and it very well might be the last act of a lunatic, I can't judge that). I assume it would be trotted out by various sides as one or the other.

    It might or might not open debate (probably not, considering who the debators would have to be).

    But doing NOTHING proves to me that no one cares. And if they don't care, then I don't care about them.

  • R C Dean||

    If it happened right in front of me, I might well take some shots at the cop and try my chances with self-defense at the jury.

    If I got home and found out some cop had gunned down my dogs, I suspect I would deploy my highly developed bureaucratic-torture skills to hound him and anyone else for the rest of their days. Seems like weak sauce, but, hey, everybody needs a hobby.

  • ||

    That would be my tactic as well... subtly and relentlessly hound that motherfucker until he winds up in a psych ward, homeless or a junkie.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I guess I just care less about the guy that did it than the system that let encouraged it.

  • ||

    Fair enough.

  • sarcasmic||

    Gangster guns fetch big bucks at auction.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....-500K.html

  • sarcasmic||

    Obligatory Kate Moss Daily Fail.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....-Hall.html

  • ||

    I'll vouch for this one. It's worth clicking on to see the crazy fan who wanted to show Kate his obsessive artwork of her.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Kate and her not too far in the future self together in the same frame.

  • ||

    Coordinated bomb blasts in Iraq killed at least 32,capping off a bloody month in the country.

    Good thing the war in Iraq is "over".

  • Bee Tagger||

    Unless Romney wins, duh.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I don't think car bombs constitute acts of war. If you're expecting them to be violence free, well your expectations are just too high.

    NB - Not trying to imply that we won the war or anything.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Then according to those standards, we didn't fight a war at all.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    You might be on to something...

  • Lord Humungus||

    Inside the Cold, Calculating Libertarian Mind
    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....31904.html

    Perhaps more intriguingly, when libertarians reacted to moral dilemmas and in other tests, they displayed less emotion, less empathy and less disgust than either conservatives or liberals. They appeared to use "cold" calculation to reach utilitarian conclusions about whether (for instance) to save lives by sacrificing fewer lives. They reached correct, rather than intuitive, answers to math and logic problems, and they enjoyed "effortful and thoughtful cognitive tasks" more than others do.

    The researchers found that libertarians had the most "masculine" psychological profile, while liberals had the most feminine, and these results held up even when they examined each gender separately, which "may explain why libertarianism appeals to men more than women."

    You MONSTERS!

  • ||

    The researchers found that libertarians had the most "masculine" psychological profile, while liberals had the most feminine, and these results held up even when they examined each gender separately, which "may explain why libertarianism appeals to men more than women."

    You MONSTERS!

    Hey! Leave libertarian women alone!

  • wareagle||

    this seems like the silliest of generalizations. Pick an issue and folks here come down on all sides, yet somehow, there is this libertarian monolith at work?

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    We are all of one mind when it comes to the Friday Funnies.

  • sarcasmic||

    Not enough labels.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Bok is the SuxXor!

  • $park¥||

    Bok is still better than Paine.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Way too many labels.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I love Friday Funnies.

  • Lost_In_Translation||

    Be careful when you stare into the abyss and it stares back at you...

  • sloopyinca||

    I think they label them pretty well.

  • Zeb||

    I don't know about the masculine/feminine stuff, but it does sound like a pretty good general profile of a lot of libertarians. Certainly describes me fairly well.

  • gaijin||

    so, autistic? :)

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Well, somewhere on the spectrum. Probably right next to me, but less into funny cat videos. Or more into funny cat videos.

  • John||

    The most masculine of ideology. Your very existence perpetuates the patriarchy.

  • Fluffy||

    It's funny to me that they openly state that it's masculine to actually think about a question and feminine to just make up some shit that comports with your emotions.

    That's pretty insulting to women in and of itself.

  • John||

    Yes it is. If that is true, then women really don't belong in any position of authority. That belief is right out of the Victorian era.

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    If that is true, then women really don't belong in any position of authority. That belief is right out of the Victorian era.

    The cognitive dissonance must have been a bitch during that time.

  • John||

    At least they were consistent.

  • Randian||

    During the Victorian era, John?

  • John||

    Sure they were Randian. A lot more consistent than we are. They didn't run around claiming on the one hand women were exactly like men and could do anything men could do better but then on the other hand claiming women were more empathetic and emotional.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Sure they were Randian.

    You're missing the irony of a masculine age being named after a woman.

  • Fluffy||

    Actually, the Victorian era saw the final surrender of royalty; the crown finally lost its long game of trying to retain even a shred of real power in the British system.

    I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that for an extended period of time the monarch was "just a woman".

  • John||

    No Fluffy. Queen Elizabeth was "just a woman". So was Queen Anne. The problem was Victoria went bat shit crazy after Albert died. Albert did all of the nug work and kept the place running. When he died, Victoria just wasn't up to the job.

  • Fluffy||

    Elizabeth started with a lot more power, but the Parliament almost fucked her several times.

    Obviously a capable and talented monarch will do better at any time.

    Victoria was an incompetent and a flake. But I still think that an incompetent and flaky king holds on to more power for the monarchy than Victoria did, because the Parliamentarians (all men) would have had more residual respect for a king than for a queen. At that moment in history, monarchy couldn't afford someone who was simultaneously a dingbat and female.

  • John||

    No, incompetent and flaky kings get run over by Parliament just the same. See Henry III and Simon DeMonfort as an example. And that was back when the King was a real monarch.

    English history is littered with Kings who were deposed, rendered powerless or outright killed because they couldn't keep their barons or later Parliament happy.

  • R C Dean||

    Its of a piece with the Oprahfication of the culture, where feelings are the most important thing, much more important that facts and reason.

  • Randian||

    That's pretty insulting to women in and of itself.

    Yes, but is it wrong?

  • Rich||

    Yes, but is it funny?

  • Fluffy||

    Yes, I think it is.

    I tend to think that women aren't naturally irrational as much as irrationality is just indulged more in women than in men.

    It's pleasant to have people cater to and make excuses for your emotions. That means that when you indulge the irrationality of a group of people, they'll do it more.

    Just a theory.

  • Randian||

    So then what is it that makes men shirk that positive feedback and women embrace it?

  • wareagle||

    So then what is it that makes men shirk that positive feedback and women embrace it?

    we're just wired differently.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Men seldom receive that positive feedback, so they're not encouraged to repeat the behaviour.

    Though that's rapidly changing.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Could it be that men usually don't get that positive feedback for irrationality?

  • Randian||

    Could it be that men usually don't get that positive feedback for irrationality?

    Then that just goes back to a natural, inherent trait in men and women as a whole.

    In other words, if men are expected to be rational by other men and women and women are expected to be emotional by other men and women, I fail to see how it would wrong to say "it's masculine to actually think about a question and feminine to just make up some shit that comports with your emotions."

    Those would be the definitions that are appropriate here.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Insert something here about the soft bigotry of low expectaitons

  • Fluffy||

    I disagree.

    Do cops naturally shoot dogs?

    No. They shoot dogs because they're allowed to.

    If suddenly shooting a dog cost you your career, cops would not shoot dogs any more.

    That means it's not "natural", it's a contingent condition rooted in a particular set of social rules. Change the rules, change the condition.

    Please note that I don't think it's "patriarchy" that's operating here, but matriarchy. Women have contrived a social situation where people make excuses for them when they indulge their emotions. And they're using aspects of the culture (like the mention of Oprah, above) to fortify their position. But I don't see that as "natural".

  • Randian||

    That means it's not "natural", it's a contingent condition rooted in a particular set of social rules. Change the rules, change the condition.

    If the rules are not reflective of inherent traits, then of what are they reflective?

  • R C Dean||

    Social/cultural power?

  • wareagle||

    I fail to see how it would wrong to say "it's masculine to actually think about a question and feminine to just make up some shit that comports with your emotions."

    if anything, it is the opposite of wrong. Most situations, present a man with a problem and his impulse is to look for a way to fix it. A woman may eventually get around to a fix, but not before a lengthy feelings-driven examination of the issue. We're just different.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    We're just different.


    Yes, but why? Nature or nurture?
    I've got boy-girl twins, and it's been fascinating to me to see the natural differences in attitudes, behaviors and preferences have have arisen. There really is a big difference. That said, I believe that if I teach them both to value logic and reason over emotion and irrationality, Katey will "enjoy effortful and thoughtful cognitive tasks" as much as does Charles (although she might not admit as much to her future boyfriends).
    Anyhow, we'll see. I'm looking forward to decades of playing God.

  • wareagle||

    We're just different.

    Yes, but why? Nature or nurture?

    I side with nature. In theory, maybe the cognitive/emotional dichotomy creates a balance as men and women pair off. In practice, males and females tend to have different responses to the same things.

  • robc||

    I once had a nasty theory that logic was located on the Y chromosome.

    I decided it was wrong. Its located on the X but is recessive. In men, it shows up if you have it, in women it requires having it on both Xs.

    Probably still a nasty misogynistic theory, but Im sticking with it until proven wrong.

    And the thing is, while wrong, it might not be entirely wrong. There are natural differences between men and women, and that probably involves at least some interaction with the X and Y chromosomes.

  • Restoras||

    We're just different.

    Yes, but why? Nature or nurture?

    Brain structure is different as well. Most interesting to me is that while the male brain is larger, the female brain has a 25% larger corpus collasum, the structure that connects the two hemispheres.

    What does it mean? To me everything is based on the necessity of survival, so the male brain and the female brain are designed to work together in a tribal unit to ensure the survival of the species. That's my anthropolgical two cents.

  • ||

    Male and female children are treated entirely differently in our culture. For example, I was at my son's 5-7 y.o. flag football practice. There is one girl that every 15 minutes comes over to the bleachers where her mother sits, cuddles with her and pouts. The mom sweet talks and snuggles her until she feels like running back onto the field. However, when a little boy comes over he's basically told, "get your ass back on the field!". I'd argue that a lifetime of this sort of disparate treatment affects the expectation an adult will have for acceptance of their emotional state.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I know you're lying, girls can't play football.

  • gaijin||

    My theory: Like most one dimensional theories, the issue of gender differences is subject to any number of other social and genetic influences...birth order, parental intelligence, socio economic status, family history...all of which make assessments of difference based on the single factor of gender overly simplistic and, uh, useless...in a utilitarian way.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Well, logically, if some midget is screaming in your face because they've coated themselves and their surroundings in a layer of shit at 3 am, you ought to respond by sealing the whole area up and burning it clean.

    So maybe there's an evolutionary advantage to putting logic aside and reacting sympathetically, as well as an explanation for why people's brains are more rewired that way based on the amount of time they would have traditionally spent around said midgets.

  • Brett L||

    They appeared to use "cold" calculation to reach utilitarian conclusions

    I don't think libertarians have much use for utility in human rights situations. I know, slightly more flavors of libertarianism than libertarians, but I'm not killing anyone to stop a runaway trolley car unless I'm killing the person who would be sending it out of control.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Let the market decide when the trolley car comes back under control.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    They reached correct, rather than intuitive, answers to math and logic problems,

    Math is for anti-social losers.

  • Brett L||

    Rich, anti-social losers.

  • sarcasmic||

    Ronnie Wood's ex to auction off a bunch of stuff. He is not pleased.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....ction.html

  • sarcasmic||

    Glock fired underwater doesn't do much.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....WATER.html

    Yes, sage.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Obama's poker tells
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....GkGcUL3ClM

    President Obama has a number of "poker tells" which he displays when answering questions. They betray an increasing distance between his reply and the truth.

    Talk show hosts love when the president gives one of his very rare press conference or any other occasion when he is off prompter. That is when these "tells" surface, giving all veteran Obama observers the verbal heads-up that the president has entered the land of thinly disguised fantasy or obvious dissembling.
  • wareagle||

    if these tells are so obvious, how come reporters almost never mention his passing acquaintance with the truth?

  • Drake||

    It's almost as if they are supporting him.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Nah, they're probably over-analyzing. Thinking he's over-betting his hand to bluff them out. Journalists are well known for the many layers of their objective analysis.

  • wareagle||

    that must be the point of the tells; they're signals to the steno pool that creative writing class is underway.

  • Mike M.||

    According to reports I've read, he sucks at actual poker as well. Way too much of a nit, and never bluffs at all.

  • Gray Ghost||

    I've read that he's a bit of a nit, but not that he actually sucks. I'd be interested in reading the links you have indicating that he does. It's not usually a good idea to bluff shitty, loose passive players anyway. I've found value-betting against their range to be a much better idea.

    But it is very funny that a career politician, at the pinnacle of his profession, can't lie extemporaneously without a bunch of calling cards.

  • ||

    Would have been nice if they showed examples of these tells. Like they used to do on Lie to Me.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Omar Khadr, a Canadian who’s been held at Guantanamo since he was 15, was released this weekend, nearly 10 years later.

    He'll probably go right back to buying milk in a bag.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Savages.

  • Ska||

    Mmm....milkbags.

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    + (o)(o)

  • Lord Humungus||

    Obama Campaign Selling Soviet-Like Propaganda Poster Of Dear Leader…
    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/0.....=pulsenews

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Zero self-awareness, I hope.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Like a plague, Warty is consuming the world:

    Super Gonorrhea Here to Ruin Blow Jobs Forever
    http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/0.....ce=sexpage



    “With hairlike structures that extend from the cell surface, it scavenges DNA that has been cast loose by the death or dissolution of other microbes, and incorporates them into its own genome,” writes Jerome Groopman. “This turns out to be a highly efficient way of acquiring resistance to antibiotics.”

    But how's this for a silver lining?

    "Saliva contains enzymes that destroy gonorrhea, so kissing and cunnilingus don't spread it."
  • John||

    If there has to be a silver lining, I guess that will work.

  • ||

    This displeases me.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Don't worry, I'm sure it will find some way to survive in saliva.

  • Rich||

    "Hitler Finds Out About Super Gonorrhea"

  • ||

    So if saliva kills it, what's the problem? Just swallow right away, girls. Leave the snowballing to the professionals.

  • Bobarian||

    Snowballing?

    Will I get a visit from HR if I look that up at work?

  • Lord Humungus||

    what, you never watched Clerks?

  • Randian||

    We don't all have horrible taste, you know.

  • Restoras||

    He requests this??

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "37 dicks?!"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A new manual for Afghan security forces tells them not to retaliate for perceived cultural offenses like blowing your nose or patting your colleagues.

    It's encouraging that they needed to put that in a manual.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    I'd settle for some sort of entry like "do not shoot NATO personnel".

  • Drake||

    Can any of them read?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    When I was there, around 14% could...sort of...depends if it was Dari or Pashto. Slightly higher for Dari speakers, Pashto...ugh.

  • Rich||

    I assure you that "green on blue" attacks have little to do with blowing one's nose in public.

    Anyone find a link to the actual pamphlet?

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    You're right. They're obviously motivated by that viral video.

  • Rich||

    Exactly.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A new manual for Afghan security forces tells them not to retaliate for perceived cultural offenses like blowing your nose or patting your colleagues.

    It's been 10 fucking years and they first just thought of this? What the fuck were our much vaunted "Human Terrain System" teams doing all this time?

    Our entire Military Intelligence corps, and especially our PsyOps officers deserve court-martial for this incompetence.

    What did Sun Tzu say? Something about knowing yourself and the enemy or was it "or"? I forget.

  • Brett L||

    IIRC, the Soviets thought it would take 2 generations to remake the man in their image. So, only about another 30 years and we'll have them trained.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Robert Samuelson: The truth deficit from both campaigns
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

    The chasm between stump rhetoric and governing realities will haunt whoever wins. It also defines a dilemma of democracy. People want their leaders to tell the truth, but they often don’t want to hear the truth. Genuine leaders escape this trap by persuading public opinion to acknowledge distasteful problems. But these leaders are rare. Most pursue immediate popularity over truth even if this deepens long-term public mistrust.
  • wareagle||

    the image of Col Nathan Jessup comes to mind.

  • Randian||

    I for one blame the public for their lack of willingness to be told the truth.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The chasm between stump rhetoric and governing realities will haunt whoever wins.

    Fat fucking chance.

  • Lord Humungus||

    The '12 Election between Obama 'n' Romney reminds me of the '06 MI governor contest between Granholm (D) and Devos (R).

    Devos was the extremely rich and successful businessman. Granholm was the incumbent who was quite good at er, nothing. Michigan needed some major reform to pull out of the coming financial straits. Instead of voting for the needed change, Michiganders voted to keep the incumbent in office. It was a classic "head in the ground, hoping the problem goes away" moment.

    Not that Devos would have been all that great in this regard... but the voters seemed hell bent on ignoring the problems of the future.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The United States has taken the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran off the terrorist list. The militant left-wing group was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s second president.

    Sounds like the Juggalos may have been.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The Juggalos are still on the list, right?

    Fucking terror lists, how do they work?

  • Zeb||

    That's teh gang list, not the terror list. But they will probably combine those soon anyway.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    I thought the Feds would have to escalte the Juggalos, once they took the People's Muj off.

  • Ice Nine||

    They should - Juggalos terrify me.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Handmaid to the Plutocrats
    Elizabeth Warren's ironic legal past.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....77668.html

    We don't begrudge Ms. Warren's handsome earnings or her stands on legal principle, even if those principles do happen to underscore the complex nature of both the law and modern economy. But when she talks about "the millionaires and billionaires" who supposedly "wrecked our economy" and "still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them"—as she put it at the Charlotte convention—perhaps she ought to recall her own legal strutting.

    By the way, Harvard requires its professors to report any extracurricular consulting activities, but Ms. Warren is refusing to disclose this list so voters can decide for themselves if she's really a handmaid to the plutocrats disguised as Robin Hood through November 6. It would be instructive to learn what other corporations, and maybe even a billionaire, have had her on their payrolls.
  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Justin Bieber throws up on stage

    It's his best review yet! His mother will be so proud.

  • Rich||

    He needs to stop biting heads off live bats.

  • Drake||

    Jack White makes Justin Bieber look like a rock star.

    http://entertainment.nbcnews.c.....k-set?lite

  • sarcasmic||

    I made the mistake of wasting $12 on Blunderbuss. Not worth it at all.

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    Blunderbuss was great. Hast thou a tin ear, sir?

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    55 minutes is "short"? That's usually about the point at any concert where I'm tired of standing up and just want it to be over.

  • Drax the Destroyer||

    So...the Biebes can't handle the Tequila then?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Bad batch of horse if you ask me.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Cotton poisoning is a bitch.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    He learned that move from Donovan McNabb.

  • Mike M.||

    Dear Tiger Woods: thank you for reminding me yet again this weekend of why you make me sick to my stomach. You're probably the most gifted golfer who ever lived, and you repeatedly get your ass handed to you in the Ryder Cup by guys who aren't fit to carry your bag (when you're aren't pussying out completely) because you just don't give a crap. Was there not one woman anywhere in Chicago willing to bang you if you could manage to pull out a match? Go fuck yourself with a sand wedge bro.

  • ||

    Agreed. Although the Europeans did just hand it to the U.S. in individual play. Justin Rose came out of nowhere to beat Lefty on the last 3 holes.

    But yes, Tiger Woods is a prick.

  • Restoras||

    It really is unbelievable. Next go around he should just checkout and stay in Vegas for the week, chasing trashy cocktail waitresses and strippers. Leave the golf to the real men.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Why would you blame Tiger and not Love?

    Tiger just did what he always has done. Love had a chance to NOT do what every other RC captain had done, and blew it.

  • Mike M.||

    There are many reasons why we constantly get our brains beaten in, but the biggest one of all is because the Europeans want to kick our ass more than anything in the world, and our best player simply doesn't give a flying crap.

    The only reason why this motherfucker even shows up at all when he doesn't really want to be there is to try and preserve what's left of his image.

  • wareagle||

    you actually think Tiger is worried about his image? Please. Any time he plays, Tiger's score is the story of the day, whether he's leading or in 18th place. There are still endorsement bucks coming in, too.

    Whatever motivation he has is in chasing Jack's record at majors. He golfs because that's what he does.

  • ||

    Teenage girl watches anime, says "I can do better"

  • sarcasmic||

    That's messed up.

  • Restoras||

    Do. Not. Click. The. Link.

    I think I've suffered irreversible brain damage.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    GAH! Should ... have ... listened...to ... Restoras... gasp.

  • Brett L||

    Jesus wept.

  • Pikachu||

    I'd hit it.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Of course you would, you electric hamster!

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Go for the eyes, Boo!

  • Ska||

    WHoa whoa hold up - Baldur's Gate ref?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'd give you another one. For a turnip.

  • ||

    Hey, only a month or two until the re-releases!

  • Drake||

    If only I was a ten-foot long eel...

  • Lord Humungus||

    the comments are a scary addendum...

  • ||

    Uh...."has even adopted a Japanese name - Fukkacumi." really now?

    I dont speak japanese or ukrainian..but what comes to mind is 'fuck a cummy'. Hmmmm, its no wonder she has so many fans.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Why do I doubt that name has even a vague relationship to actual Japanese?

  • ||

    Originally from the Ukraine, the 19-year-old takes style inspiration from the cartoons and computer animations that have a huge following in Japan, and has even adopted a Japanese name - Fukkacumi.

    Wow.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Quick! Preserve her brain for analysis!

  • ||

    My two favorite things in the world: Boobs and kitten.

    http://rofls.com/75777c/this-s.....day-better

  • ||

    That was delightful.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Yemen’s new president, who took power after the last president was forced to step down because of Arab Spring protests, enthusiastically endorsed the use of drones in his country.

    What's the point of reporting on things that are said anymore? There are so many sub-layers of truth and strategic lying and outright lying and so on that every single explanation for his statement is possible, making the original statement meaningless.

  • John||

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....le/2509415

    SNL mocks Obama. I bet someone gets a nasty email from corporate over that.

  • wareagle||

    but on election day, who are they voting for?

  • ||

    I wonder if the author of the article realizes that Saturday's episode was a replay from May.

  • John||

    Probably not. I didn't. But then I haven't watched SNL since the 90s.

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Are you sure? It looks like their new Obama impressionist.

  • ||

    On the info for it on Saturday it said Mick Jagger was hosting and showed original air date of 5/29. Could have been a mistake there.

  • ||

    Okay, not May 29, since that's a Tuesday. But pretty sure it said it was a replay from May with Mick Jagger.

  • Spoonman.||

    Property assessments in Pennsylvania are so messed up that the county just agreed to lower mine by 40%. No typo.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Hey, congrats man. Though you still have to live in Pennsylvania, so also condolences.

  • Spoonman.||

    ...This from the guy currently living in Liberia?

    Although having moved here from Houston, fall starting in October is serioiusly bullshit.

  • Brett L||

    Right, its supposed to be the first two weeks of November. Duh.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Liberia has one plus. They pay me a crap ton of money to be here.

    And there's no winter. Or fall. So three plusses.

  • Ice Nine||

    Notwithstanding the fact that October in PA is seriously beautiful like TX could never dream of.

  • Bobarian||

    But then two days later all the leaves fall off the trees and it sucks for ~5 months.

  • ||

    Did you use ValueAppeal, or did you do it the old-fashioned way?

  • Spoonman.||

    Well, I went in and showed pictures of my house (built in 71, basically nothing, including maintenance, done to it since then) to the board. They decided that since I was doing renovations, they'd just wait until I was done (which means years, since I am doing most of them myself). Luckily one of their employees came by to verify that I don't in fact have a pool (WTF? my backyard is a 45-degree slope) and saw the house's condition. He (an honest bureaucrat!) recommended that they change the value to what I paid for it, and they did so.

  • T||

    Make sure the outside is sound and do all the interior reno first. Put off the inevitable reckoning as long as you can.

  • Spoonman.||

    Yeah, the only outside things we've done were handling some deferred maintenance - busted caulk, etc. We replaced the windows, because those were basically broken - again I'd consider that maintenance that had been deferred rather than an improvement.

  • Drake||

    My taxes in NJ just went up, and I'm pretty sure my home value didn't.

  • Brett L||

    Alright, meow.

    Fans of the movie "Super Troopers" will recognize what Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud did in this interview with ESPN's "SportsCenter." He played the meow game, and tried to insert the word "meow" as often as he could in a four-minute interview without the interviewer noticing.

    With video.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Did he get to 10, chickenfucker?

  • Brett L||

    14.

  • John||

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10.....teenagers/

    Univision connects Fast and Furious to the murders of 16 teenagers.

  • ||

    White, or brown, teenages? It makes all the difference on whether or not this is an actual story, unfortunately.

  • John||

    Sadly yes. And it is not like Mexicans won't vote for him no matter what. I guess they want some government funded weapons to go with their mass deportations.

  • wareagle||

    seems kinda obvious it's brown students, unless Americans have started flooding Mexican universities.

  • Spoonman.||

    There are a lot of people from Mexico who are not distinguishably other-than-white.

  • wareagle||

    yeah, I know, the George Zimmerman white Hispanic types. Just saying the victims were most likely Mexicans, which probably screams volumes about why no one north of the border is reporting it.

  • Spoonman.||

    If Mexican deaths could be connected to the Koch Bros they sure would be.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Speaking of the Kock Bros, I had my very first "you're either crazy or a Koch paid troll" at HuffPo over the weekend. They had nothing to rebut my argument, as expected.

    I generally stay away from that place, but sometimes I just can't help myself.

  • JW||

    You get what you deserve, posting there.

  • Zeb||

    And I would imagine that they are disproportionately represented at universities.

  • Spoonman.||

    Yeah, the Spanish may not have exterminated the Indians, but that doesn't mean they integrated them either.

  • Spoonman.||

    Can they start producing Univision English, since apparently only they and Comedy Central are willing to even approach intellectually honest reporting?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Does anyone think this finally make it a story the MSM cares about?

  • Citizen Nothing||

    No

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Maybe on 7 Nov.

  • ||

    One victim’s father, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, told Univision he thinks “Americans are not often moved by the pain of those outside [their country].”

    Brown people...pfft who cares? I have more important shit to worry about: Wal-Mart is having a sale on picture frames.

  • Bardas Phocas||

    Senor Sicilia should know we aren't moved by pain in our country either. How many brown people died in Chicago last week?

    Anyway, we're libertarians so we're not moved by anything but cold hard greed.

  • Rich||

    I'm certain that Holder will resign NOW -- for the children.

  • John||

    He only has a few weeks in office left anyway. Even if Obama wins, no way would Holder ever get through the Senate.

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    It took reading the comments for me to realize that you weren't talking about the movie.

  • Lord Humungus||

    OT: I'm officially moved out of my old house. My new neighborhood is much, much better - larger lots and much more quiet during the weekend nights. Who says money doesn't buy happiness?

  • Brett L||

    Well, you may only be renting happiness. Keep making money, just in case.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    It can at least buy peace and quiet!

  • ||

    Awesome. Now your mission is to become the old man that the neighborhood kids are scared of. Stop bathing, start digging mysterious pits in the moonlight, stuff like that.

  • DJF||

    Don’t forget getting a cane and waving it at anyone who dares to step on your lawn.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    A fucking cane?

    How about a shotgun?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Even better, start doing obvious work on the crawl space!

    /Gacy off

  • T||

    The little girls in my neighborhood left me a drawing of a skull and crossbones labeled 'death' on the front porch.

  • Brett L||

    This is what happens when you tell the Girl Scouts you can only buy 2 boxes of cookies.

  • Drake||

    Stay off my lawn!

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Time enough, at last, to read.

  • John||

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2.....ip-to.html

    Obama finally admits he may have a Wisconsin problem.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Does anyone think this finally make it a story the MSM cares about?

    I'm sure Chris Matthews is frantically trying to spin this as some sort of deranged obsession on the part of Republican racists who just don't want to see the big picture benefits.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    It's Bush's fault.

  • Randian||

    Now you got the hang of it.

  • Delroy||

    I noticed a hand-made sign on the lawn of a house in my neighborhood that simply said "Obama Cares". That's the problem with the Obama supporters - it doesn't matter what he does, as long as he CARES.

  • Drax the Destroyer||

    An emotion is not an argument, but for those who are lobotomized, it might as well be.

  • Rich||

    "We Scare Because We Care"

  • sloopyinca||

    When will these mentally ill people in wheelchairs learn to respect authoritah?!?!?!?!

    Also, WTF is "Misdemeanor 5th Degree Assault? Is the penalty having to say you're sorry, or is he subject to, you know, actual justice?

  • Jerry on the road||

  • Rich||

    Ha! They missed one!

  • VG Zaytsev||

    They don't want to cause riots by insulting the muslim faithful with the image of a women.

  • JW||

    Look at her, brushing her teeth with her child, like any prostitute would.

  • Brett L||

    Is anyone else loving the calls from Jets fans that Tebow do something more than block and run routes Sanchez doesn't even look at? I, for one, hope that they bench Sanchez, Tebow has one out of his mind come-from-behind win, and then proceeds to get stomped for the rest of the season.

    Did I mention I hate the Jets?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    My hatred for the Jets is only rivaled by my hatred of Tebow coverage. I am greatly torn. On the one hand, I want the Jets to keep scoring no points. On the other hand, I don't want Tebow to ever have another start.

  • wareagle||

    I'm in the sick of St Timmy corner, too. The sad part is he could probably be a decent player at another position, h-back or tight end or something like that. But his ego wants to be a qb, which his talent says he cannot do.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'd be fine with him if he went ahead and played h-back or TE. He could even do a couple trick plays with passes and that'd be fine too. He's probably the best passer among running backs.

  • John||

    I don't get the Tebow hate. Who did he bother? And why does every quarterback have to look like Payton Manning? If Tebow did succeed it would be the best thing that has happened to the NFL in years. Think how much more interesting the league would be if teams didn't all follow the exact same path to success.

  • ||

    The Tebow hate stems from him being a terrible quarterback. He got drafted in the first round for nothing more than "his character". If we are building shacks for poor people in Nicaragua, I want Tebow on my team. If we are playing football, I don't.

  • John||

    And Tebow is the only bad or even worst QB to go in the first round? Tebow went in the 20s when the Broncos took a chance. Sanchez in contrast was number 5 overall and is just as bad or worse than Tebow. The league is littered with terrible QBs who went in the first round.

    There is no reason to hate Tebow.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The Tebow hate stems from him being a terrible quarterback. He got drafted in the first round for nothing more than "his character".

    No, he got drafted in the first round because Josh McDaniels is a dumbass that traded away picks to move up to get him. He could have been had for a 4th-5th round pick, easy, and then integrated into single-wing type of packages in the red zone.

    If we are building shacks for poor people in Nicaragua, I want Tebow on my team. If we are playing football, I don't.

    Oh come on--Denver won its first playoff game in six years with him at QB, after the team was playing like fucking zombies with Kyle Orton at the helm. He's obviously not in Manning's galaxy as a prototype quarterback, and a lot of fluky shit happened to make those wins occur last season. He'll probably go down as the modern-day Marlin Briscoe--someone completely outside the mold who created a little excitement and then quickly faded into obscurity. But he'll always be able to say he won more playoff games than Tony Romo.

  • Restoras||

    I don't get the Tebow hate, but whatever. It's fun to watch the Jets flail about and listen to the fat idiot with the headset who claims to be a coach try to deflect everything away from himself.

  • wareagle||

    it's not totally Tebow himself, it's his being foisted on us as the second coming. He's not. Plus, he's the same guy who takes a picture with some barely dressed chicks then gets pissy when one of them posts on it Twitter.

    Tebow's biggest impediment to NFL success is Tebow. He refuses to comprehend that not only is not going to be Peyton, he's not even going to be Trent Dilfer. He could have an impact at a different position where his skill set could be utilized, but that means he must accept a change.

  • John||

    Tebow isn't being foisted on fans. The entire NFL media establishment hates his guts. I have never seen media go out of their way to hate someone like they do Tebow.

  • wareagle||

    Tebow isn't being foisted on fans.

    of course, he is or was last year. Every other story was about "isn't nice to have a non-thug to cheer for at last." That was the media narrative. Folks on the inside mostly care about winning and what they saw in Tebow was a very good football player but a marginal qb.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Then you're not watching the right channels.

    I have seen nothing but ass licking when it comes to Tebow with a few exceptions. They all admit he can't play QB (because he can't), but they all love talking about Tim Tebow.

  • Mickey Rat||

    They love taliking about him because he has a batshit insane following of Gator fans who lap up every story about him. But it is weird, he is one of the first automatic stories who does not get even fake respect as a player. No one outside of his rabid fans thinks he can play QB at the pro level.

  • robc||

    He could have an impact at a different position where his skill set could be utilized, but that means he must accept a change.

    Or he could have an impact at QB, but that would mean a team running a radically non-NFL offense. Fox hated having him at QB last year and refused to run the correct offense.

    I cant remember for sure, does Tebow have more playoff wins than Romo?

  • Virginian||

    I cant remember for sure, does Tebow have more playoff wins than Romo?

    Pretty sure they have one each.

    The thing is, when Sanchez is bad, why the fuck wouldn't you put Tebow in? He won games last year, he took his team to the playoffs, he beat the Steelers in the playoffs.

    Forget the big picture, the only question that matters is if Tebow gives them a better chance to win then Mark Sanchez. I think they should find out the answer to that.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I didn't have an issue with Tebow until the media decided to anoint him as the greatest quarterback ever and talk about him all the time. Also because this coverage leads to stuff like my girlfriend saying "Why is Tebow the back-up? Isn't he really good?"

    And why does every quarterback have to look like P[e]yton Manning?

    Because he's arguably the best quarterback of all time? Or because the point of a quarterback is the throw the ball? I don't think it's bad that Tebow can run; I think it's bad that Tebow can't throw.

  • robc||

    Or because the point of a quarterback is the throw the ball?

    Nope, the point of the QB is to distribute the ball to the playmakers in an efficient manner that allows them to make plays.

    That might mean turning around and handing off to Barry Sanders.

    Or in Tebow's case, as he is a playmaker, running an offense that allows him to make options that utilize his playmaking skills.

  • robc||

    I didn't have an issue with Tebow until the media decided to anoint him as the greatest quarterback ever and talk about him all the time.

    Huh? They do talk about him all the time, but 90% of it is saying he sucks as a QB.

  • robc||

    Also, even if that was true, wouldnt that be a reason to hate the media, not Tebow?

  • H. Reardon||

    That's a reason to hate ESPN, not Tebow.

  • Ted S.||

    Peyton Manning has a worse playoff record than Brett Favre. And yet so many people will make the same excuses for Manning that they would have gone nuts about in years past if anybody tried to make them for Favre.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    I don't get the Tebow hate. Who did he bother?

    The Orangies would love Tebow if he were an illegal atheist immigrant.

  • Robert S||

    It's because he is a christfag John. Next year, Tebow will come out as gay. All the people who hate him now will love him and all the people who love him now will hate him. People who currently love him will claim they have no problem with him being gay but they "just wished he didn't have to shove it in their face". All the people who currently hate him will say they love him because "of his courage to stand up for his convictions". Neither tribe will ever remember feeling differently about him.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    My hatred for the Jets is only rivaled by my hatred of Tebow coverage.

    As a Dolphins fan (fuck!), I can never allow this to be true, and as long as he is a Jet, my hatred of Tebow is intrinsically tied in with with my hatred for the Jets.

    The only thing that keeps me going while watching my Dolphins lose 2 straight heartbreakers (we should have won both) is seeing the Jets in complete disarray while they continue to live the fantasy that is Sanchez being a competent QB.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I wonder if they can take their two crappy quarterbacks and add them together somehow to get one OK quarterback.

  • Brett L||

    Rex Ryan isn't that smart. Or he may be, but his ego won't let him use his brain to its full potential.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm pretty sure Rex Ryan was originally the combination of two crappy coaches. He seems to have slimmed down to just 1 again.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    No.

    Sparano isn't that inventive.

    People are wondering why the Jets suck, and though I cannot account for their shitty D this season, I can emphatically say that their offense is terrible because of Sparano. His philosophy is outdated for the modern NFL (though I admit to not really liking what the modern NFL is - a pass happy, glorified game of Madden).

  • Brett L||

    Solid run game, play action, TEs who can catch and at least one possession receiver. Consistent offenses in the NFL have at least 3 of these. Consistent NFL defenses need 2 of 3 from: corners who can bump and run in single coverage, a D line that can bring pressure with 4 and linebackers who can cover a TE.

  • John||

    http://www.theblaze.com/storie.....notations/

    PBJ sandwiches are the racist!!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    A new manual for Afghan security forces tells them not to retaliate for perceived cultural offenses like blowing your nose or patting your colleagues.

    My god they are trying hard to make me hate them.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Remember, men who will kill you for blowing your nose, deep down inside really want their women to be unveiled, getting an education, and voting.

  • Fluffy||

    Meh, there's plenty wrong with Muslim culture, but everybody is going to have weird things that are offensive and can lead to disagreements that turn violent.

    If I caught some Indian or African guy shitting in my garden there might be a fight. But he'd really only be trying to help.

    If we find some hidden Amazon tribe tomorrow where the way a man says hello to a woman is he grabs her tits and squeezes them, those guys might start a few fights if they get sent to serve in Afghanistan.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Sure, when in Rome*....

    But still, when you catch that garden shitter, you don't have a strong cultural expectation to kick his ass to protect your "honor". For in North American culture it would be more about the protection of your property, a real, concrete thing as opposed to an abstract concept like "honor".

    Honor cultures tend to be more collectivist as they tend to have an expectation that one would protect the honor of one's "family" or "women" etc.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "Honor cultures tend to be more collectivist as they tend to have an expectation that one would protect the honor of one's "family" or "women" etc."

    Indeed. Made my life quite difficult(almost got me killed once as well). The bad guys know very well how to exploit this cultural tic.

  • wakeup||

    Senator and self-proclaimed Zionist Joseph Lieberman declared that it was Iran who cyber-attacked Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase in 2011 and began with more frequency this year. Lieberman, as the chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee states that the financial attack was spurned from the state-sponsored anti-Muslim film circulating the Middle East thanks to CIA-operatives al-Qaeda.
    http://www.davidicke.com/headl.....ber-attack

  • T||

    David Icke is possibly one of the least credible sources out there. I'd believe InfoWars or Jay Carney before I'd believe Icke.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    LIZARD PEOPLE JOOOZZZZ!!!!

  • T||

    Eggzackly.

  • wakeup||

    The global 9/11 truth and justice movement was vindicated again when Patrick Clawson, the Director of Research at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy (WINEP), publicly suggested that the United States and Israel stage a false flag provocation in the Persian Gulf to justify U.S. military action and switch the war against Iran to another gear.
    http://disquietreservations.bl.....11_29.html

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Whitney Houston was SACRIFICED by the ILLUMINATI for the Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth!

    BLACK HELICOPTERS ARE PILOTED BY ILLUMINATI-FREEMASON-ZIONIST-LIZARD PEOPLE JOOOOZZZZ!!!!!!

  • Brett L||

    I can't watch this right now, but it sounds epic.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Oh it is.

  • T||

    BTW, apparently Icke blames the Beeb for him being a laughingstock. Right after he had his conversion to the light and truth or WTFever, he gave an interview with them where he came off as the undisputed head of the Monster Raving Loony Party, which he says destroyed his credibility in the minds of anyone who saw it.

    It wasn't the lizard people are controlling the world schtick that did it, it was the interview. Uh huh. Keep digging that hole, Dave.

  • Brett L||

    Ahmadinejad's cameraman defected during the Iranian President's UN visit. Just what NYC needs, another Iranian immigrant. (Kidding. I'd defect, too.) Welcome to NYC, Hassan.

  • Restoras||

    Pretty sure the CIA and FBI are too incompetent to be debriefing him now.

  • R C Dean||

    Welcome to NYC, Hassan.

    Don't drop the soap, buddy.

  • ||

    The United States has taken the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran off the terrorist list. The militant left-wing group was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s second president.

    Unintended, but awesome consequence: the MEK fuckers won't be outside our building shouting their asshole slogans all fucking day long anymore. One of their chants mentioned "Geneva's Convention". Retards.

  • R C Dean||

    the MEK fuckers won't be outside our building shouting their asshole slogans all fucking day long anymore

    Why isn't this a free pass to just keep on doing what they do?

  • affenkopf||

    The People’s Mujahadeen of Iran also supported Saddam and helped him slaughter the Kurds. Remember we have always been at war with Eastasia.

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