Benghazi Email Disclosure and Arrest, Another Third-Party Debate Planned, When Sharks Attack: P.M. Links

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A great white shark was likely responsible for the death of a surfer off the central California coast, yesterday.

    We're gonna need a bigger panic.

  • ||

    Bath salts?

  • Rich||

    Yep, that shark bite the guy's face off.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    GREAT WHITE SHARKS ON BATH SALTS PEDDLING CAFFEINATED BIG GULPS ON A PLAYGROUND NEAR YOU. More at eleven.

  • ||

    You forgot the butt-chugging. You never forget the butt-chugging.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sharks don't have butts, dummy.

  • ||

    BUT THE CHILDREN DO!!!

  • JW||

    Was it during a shark rainbow party? Oh, please tell me it wasn't so!

  • BakedPenguin||

    4 LOKO TAMPON DRINKING

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Okay, listen up everyone. New rule. When the comments hit the right commenting wall, that's it for the thread. That person got the last word, tough titties for everyone else. It is written, so say we all.

  • ||

    So say we all.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Only a fracking gods-less skinjob would say no to a so say we all moment.

  • ||

    ProL is number 11. They were very disappointed in his line and canceled it. Obviously you can see why.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I am not a number; I am a free man!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Pro Libertate, poor friend. I hear he's fruity as a nutcake.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    But people's monitors are set to different resolutions.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They don't care about monitor diversity, see.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I won't even dignify that with a response. Other than this one saying that I won't even dignify that with a response.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You commented in a rightward thread. ERROR! ERROR! STER-I-LIZE!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No, you are in error. I'm the last commenter on this thread when it hit the wall so I can keep commenting, so say we all. Also, I'm not Jackson Roykirk, so you've made two errors. And you failed to catch your errors so you've-

    Well, you know where I'm heading with this.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Fires blast equal to 90 photon torpedoes at Fist, then runs error-correcting subroutine.

  • ||

    The streams, dude! Don't cross the streams!

    We was...too late. The FoE bit the ceiling.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The Bishop!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I really enjoyed that thread I made the day they unveiled the new "upgrades" to the site and I just replied to myself about right wing freedom until I hit the wall. It was such a journey when I still hope that we are free to gambol across monitor and page.

  • The Hammer||

    Fuck your rule, Fist.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,
    And any thing that may not misbecome
    The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.
    Thus says my king; an' if your father's highness
    Do not, in grant of all demands at large,
    Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his majesty,
    He'll call you to so hot an answer of it,
    That caves and womby vaultages of France
    Shall chide your trespass and return your mock
    In second accent of his ordnance.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You people can't talk to me like that, I'm the last commenter on this thread to hit the wall.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    How do you know the next comment wasn't a reply to the original, not a reply to the reply? Huh? Answer me that one!

    ... HUH! Hobbit

  • Pro Libertate||

    True knowledge is impossible in a world where comments are threaded.

  • ||

    This is like the most intelligent and profound thing anyone on this board has ever said, ever.

  • GILMORE||

    A great white shark was likely responsible for the death of a surfer off the central California coast, yesterday.

    "Uh, really, I'm only a dolphin, ma'am"

  • Pro Libertate||

    You're that Land Shark.

  • Brandybuck||

    *knock* *knock* Jehovah Witness!

  • Brett L||

    Texas warned the international body that its monitors risk arrest. I'd listen if I were you guys

    Don't Mess with Texas.

  • R C Dean||

    See? Xenophobia has its points, especially when directed at tranzi NGO asshats.

    Good on our AG for alerting local law enforcement to be on the lookout for these guys, and giving them the green light to run 'em off.

  • John||

    I really want to see some French guy trying to monitor an election in some small town in West Texas. Do you think they could turn that into a reality show?

  • Tonio||

    For once I agree with John.

    "Don't hurt moi." /mime from "Pain"

  • Generic Stranger||

    Non taze moi bro!

  • Zeb||

    I'd watch that.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    That would be great. They could have a spin-off where some Belgian is put in charge of documenting all irregularities in an inner city borough.

  • hotsy totsy||

    No, a Swede!

  • hotsy totsy||

    That would make a FANTASTIC reality show!

  • Cytotoxic||

    I don't see what moral grounds there are to side with Texas in this instance.

  • Brett L||

    Aside from, its none of the UN's fucking business?

  • Cytotoxic||

    Yeah...but should that really empower Texas from stopping people from monitoring polls?

  • JW||

    The Tulpa! It's spreading!

  • R C Dean||

    All the AG is saying is that these tranzis aren't exempt from our voting laws, which restrict who is allowed in or near polling places. Like every state, really.

    And there's no provision that allows some tranzi to stick his nose in, so sorry.

  • Brett L||

    Foreign citizens. Citizens of the state, and probably the US, will be monitoring the polls. The UN has no standing to do so, nor do foreign citizens. Nor do they have any credibility of impartiality.

  • Killazontherun||

    It's an implied threat from a sovereign body that Texas is responding to.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    What's with all the hate?

    Today is United Nations Day!

  • Rich||

    "Take the rest of the day off!"

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Today is United Nations Day!"

    In honor of the day, I plan to prostitute my next-door neighbors 9-year-old boy.

  • Tonio||

    Is the UN indeed a sovereign?

  • Killazontherun||

    I was wrestling with that in definitional terms as well. I decided on the later when considering they are involved in invasion forces in sovereign nations. But, I'll have to look it up to be definitive on what would constitute a sovereign body versus what may well only be an NGO that has grown to be too big for its britches.

  • hotsy totsy||

    Remember Hotel Rwanda!

  • R C Dean||

    Not to mention that their avowed purpose is to look for conservatives doing Bad Things.

    Voter fraud by lefties? No interest in that.

  • Cytotoxic||

    I withdraw and concede my point. And I just saw Ice 9's quote...wow.

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    If they just want to come and watch the same way any other citizen would be able too, then I 'm fine with that.

    If they think we give a shit that they are from the U. or that entitles them to any special access, then I'd like to volunteer to be part UN-ass-whoopin crew.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I just had this weird vision of Chance the Gardener saying, "I like to watch."

  • rac3rx||

    Under the law, any and/or everybody is not just allowed to hang around the voting area of a polling location. People who are not workers and who are not there to vote are not allowed to be in the voting area, unless the Election Judge allows it. That includes voters' children who are just tagging along. Election Judges have very wide discretion in this regard. If you want to be a poll watcher there are specific requirements to do that. I think this is just our fine AG reminding folks of this fact.

    I was an Election Judge in Texas for several years in a small town and people tend to use the polling places to "catch up" with people they haven't seen in a while. I have had to ask a lot of people to move their (loud) friendly conversations outside the restricted areas. A bunch of chattering old hens, that lot.

    Luckily, I never got a poll watcher. I did have a stupid bitch try to file an unemployment insurance claim as a result of being an election worker though. It wasn't anyone I had hired, it was somebody sent by the county as a Spanish language translator. We had more than 50 people who had last names like Garza and Rodriguez, so even though none of them speak Spanish, we had to have a translator. She ate all the snacks people brought and filed unemployment the next day.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm thinking Texas could defeat the UN in a head-to-head battle.

  • The Hammer||

    Somebody ran the numbers on that a couple of months back. Yep, Texas wins.

  • GILMORE||

    tranzi NGO asshats

    They dress up like women *too*??

  • robc||

    Why Texas? Does anything think the vote there is going to be close?

    Wisconsin seems like a better state to target:

    Close vote? Check.
    History of voter fraud? Check.

  • R C Dean||

    They're targeting lots of states. Its just that the Texas AG is the one who announced we'd arrest their meddling asses if they broke our laws.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Eurozone's debt now equals 90 percent of the region's total economy.

    It seems to me a simple 90% tax on everything should about do it.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Free Obama Phones: Fact vs. Fiction

    "It automatically rejects calls from people with a different opinion.
    Every time you take a picture, it produces a grimmer image of America.
    It doesn't have a plan; it just keeps telling you how bad the other guy's plan is.
    When it crashes, it blames your previous phone.
    All 3 AM calls go directly to voicemail.
    It has a really useless app called "Biden."
    Pairing it with another device sucks all the energy out of the other unit.
    Type in "job search" and it gives you directions to the welfare office.
    The navigation feature covers all 57 States.
    The default ringtone for international calls is "I'm sorry, so sorry, please accept my apology."
    The healthcare app downloads and installs itself without your permission.
    When you make a call, a teleprompter pops up to help you speak.
    Restaurant reviews are all written by Michelle Obama.
    There are never any winners on Angry Birds.
    Instagram takes two months to process a photo and you have to fill out 3 PDFs to do so.
    Paypal app is replaced with ReceivePal app.
    You can't find "Jerusalem" on Google maps.
    It turns all your Facebook friends into enemies and all your enemies into friends.
    Don't want to work? There's an app for that, too.
    It automatically bows down to phones made by foreign companies.
    When you watch a YouTube video, a US ambassador gets killed.
    When you dial "home", it calls Kenya."

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Damn, that dunphy-sized excerpt was my bad.

  • Tim||

    it's funny.

  • Enough About Palin||

    I like the smart phone where the two guys transfer a play list by touching phones and the girl in line asks, "when are we going to be able to do that thing." as she gives the international hand gesture for lesbian sex.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This one will feature the two winners of online voting after the first event.

    What safeguards do we have in place to make certain no foreign online voting is occurring??? The integrity of the third party process is at stake.

  • Mongo||

    Why the fuck does Reason lump GayJo with that Constitution Party peckerwood in its articles?

  • rac3rx||

    Uh, because they both have an equal chance of actually winning?

  • Zeb||

    Johnson might have a slightly larger chance. I don't think Goode is on enough ballots to possibly win.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I am extremely happy with today's Champions League scores.
    /No spoiler

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Ah. A soccer fan.

    That being said.

    Damn, AC Milan!

  • Ted S.||

    Dortmund fan?

  • Rhywun||

    Oh hell yeah. Three of my least favorite teams all lost today.

  • Brett L||

    This is just awesome. Although, 257-1 isn't a real great payout on a 23 game bet. You can do better on the double quinella at the track.

  • ||

    Who cares what the UN does or if it "monitors" polling places? Even if they claim to find intimidation, what are they going to use, harsh language?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    They'll send in the French.

  • ||

    Sacre Bleu!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Ah am achressting youu in ze name of ze law.

    /Clouseau

  • John||

    Issue a strongly worded report that liberals will cling to for decades to come. It will be like how the Zampruter film proves the right killed Kennedy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's insulting. The United Nations isn't there to keep America in check!

  • ||

    No, your constant quoting of Star Trek III is insulting. Nothing the UN does is important enough to be insulting. Unless they were to quote Star Trek: Generations. And even then it'd be a stretch.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I never ever quote Search for Spock. How can you be deaf with ears like that?

  • ||

    I don't have to take this abuse from you! The judge may have ordered that I have to take it from NutraSweet, but he didn't say anything about you!

  • Enough About Palin||

    HE WAS CAST OUT!

  • Pro Libertate||

    E plebnista.

  • ||

    I always assumed Fist was one of the Coms. The E Plebnista would burn on his lips.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No, there's a picture of me in the book, though. I think the ears and tail were a bit exaggerated.

  • ||

    Sadly, I must point out here that we've hit the right edge and thus your pitiful rejoinder is relegated to the dustbin of history. I'd like to make an exception, honestly I would, but we can't break the rules for just anybody, i'm sure you can see that.

  • rac3rx||

    No apparently, they'll rape you then force you at gun point to provide your young children for seconds.

  • rac3rx||

    No apparently, they'll rape you then force you at gun point to provide your young children for seconds.

  • rac3rx||

    Muthafucker so nice, I said it twice...

    Damn squirrels.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    That ball was still live, son

  • Brett L||

    Whoops. That kid learned a very valuable lesson about how fast you can go from hero to goat.

  • NoVAHockey||

    I remember Plaxico Burress doing the same thing after a catch.

  • Rich||

    And so Billy "The Goat" Jensen began his criminal career.

  • Rich||

    *** learns lesson ***

  • Randian||

    Score was still 76-20, so no harm done.

  • robc||

    Ive seen that happen at higher levels than 5th grade.

  • Sudden||

    What was Nancy Pelosi doing at the game? (listen to final seconds).

  • Atanarjuat||

    *cringe*

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Figured that's what it would be before I clicked it. The thing I found odd was how the kid on the kickoff runs straight to the sideline.

  • C. Anacreon||

    Coach told him to do that to stop the clock.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    But why wouldn't the clock stop when he just went down?

  • ||

    Stupid coaching. Just take a knee or give yourself up to stop the clock on a kickoff.

    Second stupid coaching moment - defenders should have been told to just knock the ball down on that play instead of intercepting it.

  • Ice Nine||

    the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will deploy scores of election monitors to the U.S. in an effort to monitor conservative groups for voter suppression or intimidation.

    So then they'll be giving those Black Panther guys with the clubs a pass, right?

  • Pro Libertate||

    This is one area where it appears the parties aren't mirror images of one another, because I believe the Democrats are well ahead, historically speaking, in voter fraud.

    And I suppose that hasn't changed, given their position on making sure that the ineligible aren't excluded from the voting rolls.

  • rac3rx||

    Well and making sure military members overseas receive ballots well after the deadline required to return them to be counted.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Israel bombed some state munitions factories in Sudan. It was awesome, needless to say. According to Sudanese opposition, these factories belonged to the Iran's Revolutionary Guard. It's odd that Sudan would turn to Iran when the other Arab states are so set against it. Maybe Sudan is just really desperate because of losing the South and Iran is really desperate because they are losing Syria. Further, the arms produced were headed to Hamas. This is interesting because Hamas and Iran had a really ugly breakup over Hamas's abandonment of Assad. I guess they're not willing to totally go separate.

    And you'll love this: Moreover, after the fall of the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, the Al-Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps succeeded in smuggling dozens of antiaircraft and SA-24 missiles from the Libyan army's crumbling arsenals to Sudan, in order to later pass them on to Hamas.

    Now that is blowback.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/mi.....m-1.472090

  • Brett L||

    Well, a factory blew up and Sudan blamed Israel. I haven't seen any claims by the Israelis taking credit. Nor have any of the stories had anything but eyewitness accounts of hearing a plane before the explosion. Could well be incompetence.

  • Cytotoxic||

    True...but there were a lot of eyewitness accounts of hearing jets. And this sort of thing happened before.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    I can believe it. Israel is very proactive about its own defense.

  • Cytotoxic||

    We should be more like them.

  • Brett L||

    Nooooo!

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The wild monkey that was on the lam in St. Petersburg for two years has finally been captured.

    It is a sad day for monkey-kind.

  • ||

    I hate every chimp I see, from chimpan-A, to chimpan-Z.

  • MWG||

    Gee,ASM... nobody will ever make a monkey out of you.

  • ||

    Poor BP, I told him they'd get him eventually.

  • John||

    He could only hide out in Pro Liberate's garage for so long.

  • ||

    Actually, I think ProL is the one that dropped a dime on him because he was so sick of finding turds in his wheel wells.

  • John||

    It is always your friends who call the pigs.

  • SugarFree||

    I thought that was the work of... THE NIGHT POOPER!

  • ||

    You mean you?

  • SugarFree||

    I only poop when the sun it out. That's how I stay sane.

  • ||

    I thought that was the work of... THE NIGHT POOPER!

    True story. Back around 2003, I had a battalion cmdr that I absolutely loathed. He happened to live in a very nice lodging only a few miles from my apt. So on my jog late one night, on some strange whim, I stopped and just dropped a huge deuce on his driveway.

    The next day during a staff meeting he was on his cell phone with somebody and mentioned a "phantom shitter". To this day I consider that the high-point of my life.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    "phantom shitter".

    Thank you for this. It made my day. :)

  • ||

    You're a true hero, JJ. And I mean that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There's no statute of limitations on aggravated defecation, you know.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Reminds me about the guy who pissed in the Board Room's potted plants.

  • Brett L||

    I heard it was the flinging poo indiscriminately.

  • BakedPenguin||

    It wasn't PL's narcing me out that upset me. It was his suggestion that they repeatedly use excessive force. I mean, I gave him money for car washes.

  • ||

    ProL nurses grudges, BP. You of all people should have known that after what you did with his daughter.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I posted this news, by the way.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's a damned lie.

  • Randian||

    Has anyone gotten Derider's reaction to this story yet?

  • Pro Libertate||

    He was all for grabbing Elian, so I assume he's pro-monkey capture. Probably wants the monkey shipped to Cuba, too.

    That was our symbol of freedom in Tampa. Now all gone, like feces in the wind.

  • 0x90||

    Prediction: by the end of his lifetime, Elian Gonzalez will become the leader of Cuba, provided it lasts long enough for that to happen.

  • ||

    Photo of Milky Way galaxy taken by space telescope in Chile captures 84 million stars.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Cue the 2001: Space Odyssey references.

  • ||

    If you do Twitter, definitely give @HAL9000_ a follow. One of my favorite accounts.

  • James Anderson Merritt||

    I was expecting to see news of the Chattanooga Times Free Press' endorsement of Gary Johnson in this HitNRun catchall item. Here's hoping you have a separate story on it, soon.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I think that used to be The Chattanooga News-Free Press after The News and The Free Press merged. Which always made me laugh.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Ditto

  • Scott S.||

    It was on 24/7 earlier today. Y'all should check it out!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Never!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Way to throw away your endorsement.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's like endorsing Obama!

  • The Hammer||

    Dammit!

  • The Hammer||

    Has John accused them of actually endorsing Obama yet?

  • Killazontherun||

    Well, Trump was the flop I expected of him. My best guess if he had anything would have been he found in a 1980 LA newspaper an ad for a roommate that read

    Gay Muslim Marxist Seeks Same

    NTTAWWT

  • Killazontherun||

  • John||

    And it was under the catagory "Must Like Choom".

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Survey Finds Professors Have Moved Further Left

    I'm sure we'll hear about how much more extreme the left has become from the usual crowd of pantywaist "moderates", "centrists", and "independents" any day now.

  • SugarFree||

    Further? Isn't there an edge? Or is it one of those Infinity + 1 deals?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Their derpiclorian count is off the charts!

    Not even Master Moore has a count that high.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Silly professors, little do they know that it's a circle. Soon, they'll be right of Attila the Hun!

  • OldMexican||

    Re: The Immaculate Trouser,

    Survey Finds Professors Have Moved Further Left

    Correlates with college being increasingly expensive and degrees being decreasingly effective.

    Places the notion of "liberals are smarter" in a whole new light.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    No real surprises there.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    You have all wrong trouser boy . . .

    The left NEVER moves further left. It just seems that way from rightists getting more and more extreme and moving to the right.

    Or something.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Those crazy teabaggers, with their... much less radical agenda compared to the Contract with America.

    Hmm. Well, that's just hard to make into a pro-Democrat talking point.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

  • Gladstone||

    So will anti-war libertarians stop going on about the "international community"?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I'm wondering why anyone should give a shit what Europeans think about, well, anything.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Cause they won't give Mitt a Noble Peace Prize just for not nuking people!

  • John||

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2.....from-site/

    Washington Post has errased every review of Hating Breitbart from its website. Wow.

  • ||

    Barack Obama's Ohio ad push constantly reminds voters of his role in the bailout of GM and Chrysler.

    Do the ads remind voters that the Messiah was simply picking up where BushHitler left off?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    New Time Magazine poll for Ohio just out:

    http://swampland.time.com/2012.....5-in-ohio/

  • Randian||

    That is down from +10 just a few weeks ago. And, oh by the way, the MoE is _ or - 3, which means that Obama may be losing the race.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Who answers these polls? Over half of the respondents are unemployed.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Who answers these polls?

    The small slice of America who still answers calls on their land line phone from a blocked number.

  • $park¥||

    Just how much control do you have over your own body?

    If you can jump through enough hoops, and convince at least 51% of the people in your state, you will be able to kill yourself.

    According to the text of the initiative, the proposed measure would allow for a terminally ill patient to be given lethal drugs. A terminally ill patient would be defined as a patient being given six months or fewer to live. The patient requesting the medication must be mentally capable to make medical decisions while consulting their respective doctors. Patients would be required to submit their request orally twice and witnessed in writing, and the initial verbal request must be fifteen days prior to the written request and second oral request. The patient's terminal diagnosis and capability to make health care decisions must be confirmed by a second doctor.

    The arguments against are the typical wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Sparky,

    The arguments against are the typical wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    AS in "Why wait? Let's eat him now!" ??

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Not that I have anything against the notion that a right to my life includes a right to terminating that life when I see fit... but practically speaking, who do these laws impact, really?

    I am not a doctor, and I could rattle off a whole list of ways to kill yourself that would be relatively painless and easy to get away with.

  • $park¥||

    I am not a doctor, and I could rattle off a whole list of ways to kill yourself that would be relatively painless and easy to get away with.

    In theory, people stuck in an end-of-life facility don't have free access to those ways.

  • SugarFree||

    A lot of it is about making sure that any help you get is not a crime.

  • Tim||

    "So, You've Decided to Kill Yourself" published by the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. US REG PAT OFF.

  • Zeb||

    I think that is the most important thing. Someone generally needs to help and without a law, that can be murder,

  • Zeezrom||

    Do tell.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Do you have an Amulet of Anubis and an empty sarcophagus handy?

    You might want to grab something to take notes...

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The New York Islanders announced Tuesday the relocation of the hockey team to Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • ||

  • ||

    Well, if you can't get the voters to pay for your stadium, then EMINENT DOMAIN.

  • robc||

    Brooklyn is on Long Island, so is that really much of a "relocation".

    Is that any different than new Yankee Stadium?

  • Zeezrom||

    For some reason I've never been able to get my head around, New Yorkers don't consider Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx to be on Long Island.

  • ||

    The Bronx isn't on Long Island, it's on the mainland. And Queens and Brooklyn aren't part of Long Island in the sense that Long Island refers more to the area that isn't NYC than it does to the actual island itself.

  • SugarFree||

    My Brooklyn friends have pointed out that now that Bushwick--the Eastern limit--is infected, the choice is to continue ravaging Queens or admit to living on Long Island.

    "These sour grapes are delicious!"

  • ||

    People need to get it into their heads that "Long Island" really means "Suffolk County".

    And your Brooklyn friends are dopes, which makes sense since they hang out with you.

  • ||

    Sorry, "Suffolk and Nassau Counties".

  • SugarFree||

    Where is "Long Island City"?

  • ||

    Where is Jamaica Bay? We can play this game all day long.

    (not really)

  • SugarFree||

    It thought it was called Jamaica Bay because of all the potheads.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    No, the people there are just really fast runners.

  • Whahappan?||

    Actually, they're into bobsledding.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    How do you think they get back to the top of the hill?

  • Zeb||

    What about Long Island City?

  • Brett L||

    The Bronx isn't. Queens and Brooklyn are on the Island.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The Bronx isn't on Long Island. Hence, the Whitestone Bridge

  • Rhywun||

    "Long Island" is more often a cultural than geographical designation.

  • Ska||

    To New Yorkers, yes, it actually is. Long Island is Nassau and Suffolk.

  • OldMexican||

    How's that "austerity" going? The Eurozone's debt now equals 90 percent of the region's total economy.

    Well, you can't have austerity on the backs of ordinary European bankers... can't we?

    [Only simpletons like Imogen Lloyd Weber think that when politicians talk about "austerity" they mean lowering expenditures.]

  • Brett L||

    My mom worked for a company in Texas that tried to do this for years in the 90s. I wonder if any of their IP is involved in this. Although, IIRC, they wanted to produce longer chain hydrocarbons.

    Many coal beds contain large amounts of methane that can be harvested by drilling wells. In recent decades, researchers have demonstrated that a large fraction of the natural gas found in the coal beds is produced by naturally occurring microörganisms that feed on coal, and they have found ways to stimulate the microbes to produce more methane. Luca Technologies, based in Golden, Colorado, is using this approach to increase production from coal beds with existing methane wells. Another company, Next Fuel, based in Sheridan, Wyoming, recently showed that it could use similar technology to produce methane from coal beds that didn't already have methane in them, raising the possibility that vast amounts of coal that's currently too expensive to mine could be converted into natural gas.

  • Gladstone||

    How's that "austerity" going? The Eurozone's debt now equals 90 percent of the region's total economy.

    It should be 110%! OZTERITY!

  • Tim||

    Eaten by shark, reason 233 for early voting.

  • robc||

    Shouldnt just vote be pulled out if you die before election day?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    State court rules strippers are not artists - thus taxable.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetw.....um=twitter

    Fucking asshole court - and thanks to NPR for their pussy-friendly ways.

  • The Hammer||

    Old news, dipshit.

  • MWG||

    What? No link to Gibbs' disgusting display?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/pol.....an/264028/

  • SugarFree||

    Fuck.

  • Scott S.||

    I caught this a little while ago and it's up on 24/7 now.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Good thing people like him weren't involved in setting policy in the Administration.

  • ||

    Remember, if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Well he's right.

  • MWG||

    Did you even RTFA? The 16 year was droned 2 weeks after his dad was who he hadn't had contact with for 2 years.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Sounds like I nailed it!

    That being said, if he was *intentionally* targeted, as the primary target, then this is pretty wrong.

  • JW||

    Another future terrorist prevented! Mission accomplished!

    Is that how it's done Cyto? Am I supposed to lick the boot before or after?

  • ||

    Smell the glove, baby.

  • JW||

    "You put a *greased naked woman* on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash, and a man's arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it. You don't find that offensive? You don't find that sexist?"

  • Cytotoxic||

    I prefer not targeting minors/citizens, but your on the right track. And I find this greased naked woman...intriguing...

  • BakedPenguin||

    "You should have seen what they wanted her to be smelling."
    "Ian..."
    "It wasn't a glove, I can tell you that!"

  • pmains||

    False dilemma!

  • Voros McCracken||

    Wow. Stay classy, Bobby.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children

    Oh, okay. I'll just go change my dad now.

    Not that it improves the quote much, but any chance he left out a "been" in between "should have" and "a far", given the other pronouns in the sentence?

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    I can understand why progressives vote for Obama, given their cult-like mindset. How any liberal can vote for Obama and proudly admit it shows just how deep political tribalism runs.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The snug all-in-one garment may be this winter’s must-have item, but should it be let out of the house?

  • Brett L||

    Fucking Brits.

  • Rich||

    "It is just so comfortable – it is like stepping into a teddy bear’s womb."

    Perhaps, but does it have a "trap door"?

  • SugarFree||

    I stopped wearing footie pajamas in 1974.

  • Whahappan?||

    You're 70, right?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The world's most revolting cakes - in pictures

  • John||

    Valarie Jerrett implicated in multi year transit fraud.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....IhVdaCX-YJ

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm sure that will go somewhere.

  • NoVAHockey||

    it's mass transit. it's not going anywhere fast.

  • Atanarjuat||

    I had never seen a picture of her before. What the shit is wrong with her face!?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Nice work on the alt-text, J D, but you should have used "L A County Sheriff's Deputy" in place of "shark".

  • ||

  • Brett L||

    Any word on how long it took them to zero it in?

  • Cytotoxic||

    "In total, 14 senior party, government and military officials were said to have been ‘purged’ on the direct orders of Kim’s son and new leader Kim Jong-un."

    The guy executed was a vice secretary of the army. I wonder if the mourning period is just cover for purges as part of a power struggle.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    I'd bet money on it.

  • BakedPenguin||

    One of the few positive things about totalitarian states is the way they treat their functionaries.

  • ||

    Who cares what the UN does or if it "monitors" polling places? Even if they claim to find intimidation, what are they going to use, harsh language?

    As I read the 24/7 blog, the state of Texas doesn't care about them watching what happens, so long as they don't "interfere".

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Retired Playboy Bunnies.
    Not safe for Dinner.

  • OldMexican||

    You're a cruel, little man, Pants!

  • SugarFree||

    "People get old, even women"

    What a stunning artistic insight.

  • Larry King||

    I'd hit 'em.

  • ||

    Numbers 4,5,9,and 11 actually aged fairly well. The first one was horrible.

  • Jerry on the road||

    The woman sitting on the chair is Bobbie Bresee (nudity).

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Obama tries new "Honest Abe" approach

    "We joke about Gov. Romney being all over the map, but it speaks to something important. It speaks of trust. There's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. Trust matters," Obama said during his speech at a rally here. "You want to know that the person who is applying to be your president and commander in chief is trustworthy. That he means what he says. That he's not just making stuff up depending on whether it's convenient or not."

    And later in Iowa:

    "Iowa, you know me. You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. There are some folks in this crowd who have probably been following me since I was running for the United States Senate. And you know what? You can -- like this guy right here, who I served with in the United States Senate, George Shadid. And you could take a videotape of things I said 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you’d say, man, this is the same guy -- has the same values, cares about the same people, doesn’t forget where he came from, knows who he’s fighting for."

    Barfman, call your office.

  • ||

    Wait a minute, didn't we hear something like "you may not agree with me, but you know where I stand" somewhere before? In a President running for re-election, even?

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say.

    If Romney can't get a juicy ad out of that statement, he deserves to lose.

  • R C Dean||

    Homeless man saves Dallas cop from assault by PCP nutter:

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/1.....om-attack/

    Bonus points for the homeless dude being a former Crip honcho, who could apparently handle, with his bare hands, an attacker who ignored the cop's nightstick.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Reckon hiring reformed criminals would get policing done with less body count.

  • OldMexican||

    A great white shark was likely responsible for the death of a surfer off the central California coast, yesterday. This was no boat accident!

    Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies,
    Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;
    For we've received orders for to sail for old Boston,
    But we hope in a short time to see you again!

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    Bad fish. Swallow ye whole.

  • ||

    Porkers? You talkin' about porkers, Mr. Hooper?

  • ||

    from the article about this: "North Korean official executed by mortar shell for drinking during state mourning period for Kim Jong-Il."

    As an initial crack down on pleasure, anyone found to be not showing extreme distress in the hours after the dictator’s death were dealt with severely by being sent to six months in labour camps, according to reports leaking from the Stalinist nation.

    It was claimed that anyone who failed to turn up at organised mourning events within two days of the burial service were sent to a labour camp

    All those tearful allegedly mourning citizens captured by photographers? They were crying because their fucking lives depended on ostentatious displays of grief, heartfelt or not.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Is the Daily Mail totally reliable?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    raising the possibility that vast amounts of coal that's currently too expensive to mine could be converted into natural gas.

    Oh, the HUMANITY!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Jay Smooth: Romney ‘an aurora borealis of elitist douchebaggery’

    From my years in the USAF I picked up on how to read and write Hackese, but for the life of me, I have literally no idea what I'm supposed to get from a phrase like: "an aurora borealis of elitist douchebaggery". I have heard that the Tom Friedman dialect is challenging even for the initiated, though.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Progressives whining about "elitism"? That's a laugh.

  • ||

    Projection, HM. With TEAM BLUE, it's always projection.

  • ||

    Gosh, it seems like just last election when Obama supporters were asking, "Don't we WANT an elite to run the country?"

  • ||

    "Iowa, you know me. You know that I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. There are some folks in this crowd who have probably been following me since I was running for the United States Senate. And you know what? You can -- like this guy right here, who I served with in the United States Senate, George Shadid. And you could take a videotape of things I said 10 years ago, 12 years ago, and you’d say, man, this is the same guy -- has the same values, cares about the same people, doesn’t forget where he came from, knows who he’s fighting for."

    Oh, he just threw down the fucking gauntlet for all the writers on Jon Stewart's Daily Show to produce a mashup video of Obama clips, before and after being elected. That would be hilarious.

  • Cavpitalist||

    No chance. Stewart went full-blown Messiah complex with Obama about a year ago. If he mentions something bad about Obama, he makes one lame joke, and then goes on to mock Fox News' reaction for a dozen minutes.

    Been a big Stewart fan for some time, despite his Democrattedness, but he's completely lost his sack.

  • R C Dean||

    Here's the offical Texas AG announcement:

    After calling them out as being stooges for ACORN, he informs them:

    Elections and election observation are regulated by state law. The Texas Election Code governs anyone who participates in Texas elections—including representatives of the OSCE. The OSCE’s representatives are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place. It may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE’s representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law.

  • R C Dean||

    Blast. Link here, if it pleases the squirrelz.

    https://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagnews/

  • Pro Libertate||

    Such a joke. Love how it's just to look for those darned conservatives. Probably fraud if they vote.

  • ||

    Probably fraud if they [conservatives] vote.

    You win a Kewpie Doll.

    Don't laugh, I know many a proggie leftist that believes this very thing.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Voting for conservatives is a wrong.
    Fraud is a wrong.
    Therefore, voting for conservatives is fraud.

  • ||

    Aristotle would be proud.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I call it solipsist logic or solipsogism.

  • R C Dean||

    I'd go with solipsogasm, if I were you.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I thought about that but was afraid I'd lose the connection with syllogism altogether. Maybe you're right, though, as it captures the sexual release inherent in reality-based logic.

  • ||

    It's the transitive property.

  • ||

    Any word on how long it took them to zero it in?

    One shell. Fire it, then make the condemned man stand in the middle of the impact hole.

  • Brett L||

    I believe I've identified the military's next money bonfire.

    Whoever wins the upcoming presidential election, by halfway through the new term the Commander-in-Chief could be wielding a new weapon straight out of science fiction: laser cannons.

    That's how close the U.S. Navy is to being able to field the first generation of "directed energy" weapons aboard ships, according to Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of the Office of Naval Research. Klunder made the claim Monday to WIRED.com's Danger Room, which has been following the development of the futuristic laser arsenal.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, no, I favor these sorts of weapons. It helps when our enemies see our crazy technology and go, "Oh, fuck, these guys have fucking phasers. Fuck. I bet they can beam shit down on us, too."

  • ||

    It's actually a chemical laser but in solid, not gaseous, form. Put simply, in deference to you, ProL, it's like lasing a stick of dynamite. As soon as we apply a field, we couple to a state that is radiatively coupled to the ground state. I figure we can extract at least ten to the twenty-first photons per cubic centimeter which will give one kilojoule per cubic centimeter at 600 nanometers, or, one megajoule per liter.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know, I just realized that those meddling punks weakened America's arsenal, setting back our deployment of this [Makes quotey signs with fingers] "laser" [Makes un-quotey signs with fingers] by decades.

  • ||

    "The Crossbow Project. There's No Defense Like a Good Offense."

  • Pro Libertate||

    So Real Genius II will be about recreating the laser they built in the 80s.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Which, it turns out, is how we actually killed Osama bin Laden. That's why his body couldn't be produced, because he was vaporized. The SEALs were just there to identify him.

  • Cytotoxic||

    That movie sucked!!

  • Pro Libertate||

    What is your deal? Do you hate all good movies and love all crappy ones?

  • SugarFree||

    I assume that a railroad spike went through his head or he drank a quart of antifreeze and survived. Or maybe he fell through the ice and was clinically dead for 23 minutes.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Hey, he's advocating that we vote for Johnson. I'm willing to forgive much, even poor movie choices.

  • SugarFree||

    Sounds like Obama and lickspittle Gibbs should have his vote.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Canadians can vote for U.S. president? Maybe that's where Obama's 57 state thing was coming from. After all, ten provinces minus three territories equals seven. Plus fifty states. . .ah, ha!

  • Cytotoxic||

    I liked the original Revenge of The Nerds, not this crappy knockoff. Worse, it was anti-military.

    Concerning movie tastes, you may be confusing me with John.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Let's see. You hate Real Genius and you prefer the latest Star Wars knock-off to TOS.

    John, as far as I can remember, likes all of the old spaghetti westerns, Hestonian Apocalypse Trilogy, etc.

  • Cytotoxic||

    It's the old Star Treks that are really crappy knockoffs of the new awesome Star Trek. Haven't actually watched much TOS but it was crappy. There's only so much of that kind of 'permanent intensely solemn' shtick before I have to conclude that the actors suck.

    John thinks Aliens is forgettable, so forget him.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, I'm in the Alien is the greater film camp, but I like both movies. Besides, they're very different.

  • R C Dean||

    one megajoule per liter.

    Weaponized Everclear, then?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I think I got shot by one of those in college.

  • DJF||

    Now all they have to do is attach the lasers to trained sharks and we can demand a ransom of One Million Dollars!!!!!!!

  • Ken Shultz||

    "That's how close the U.S. Navy is to being able to field the first generation of "directed energy" weapons aboard ships"

    It would be way cooler if they could fire them from space.

    That would probably be a really tempting target for anonymous.

    I mean, why wouldn't anonymous try to use some form or Low Orbit Ion Cannon to gain control of a Low Orbit Ion Cannon?

  • ||

    Gloria Allred's October Surprise: Mitt Romney allegedly lied under oath to assist business partner in divorce proceedings.

  • Paul.||

    Where's the photoshop of Romney shaking hands with the known slumlord?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Was it Romnesia or just bros before hos?

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    THAT'S the big surprise? That's even lamer than Trump's.

  • Killazontherun||

    Gloria Allred is to lame what Ron Kovic is to crippled.

  • BakedPenguin||

    "That is assault! That is assault!"

  • R C Dean||

    So lame. He was testifying about the valuation of a privately held company, which is a matter of opinion. Since these valuations are done on a forward basis, reasonable minds can (and do) differ. That's why we have these things called "negotiations", and why valuations done by third parties are called "opinions" and always express a "range".

    Unless she has contemporaneous statements by Romney giving it a different valuation, there's nothing there.

  • ||

    Yeah, but expect media outlets to run with the story and "raise questions" about what's Romney's testimony meant.

  • Sidd Finch||

  • Not an Economist||

    Didn't we have a president about 14 years ago who lied under oath?

    Didn't a lot of Democrats think it was no big deal?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Apropos of nothing, and this never gets mentioned, but Clinton lost his license over that. I think it was a ten-year suspension, but don't hold me to that figure.

    So we hold presidents to a lower ethical standard than lawyers. Than lawyers. Holy shit. While we have pretty high standards on paper, the number of lawyers who actually get disciplined is vanishingly small in comparison to the number that deserve it.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    And the Grand Jury Prize for Sentences That Horrify And Amuse, Feminist Edition Goes To...

    I didn’t learn much about Romney’s foreign policy ideas, but I did learn that he thinks that a man’s dick shrivels up and falls off if he ever dare utters an apology.

    Honorable Mention:

    Obama has been seen as being a bit ornery (though less so than Romney) these past two debates, but considering the willingness of Romney to blow the dog whistle right in his face, I would say that Obama shows a remarkable amount of calm.

    That's why you have to avoid apologizing. It's never good when your member shrivels up and falls off just as you're blowing your dog whistle right in another man's face. And the last thing you're going to be if that happens is remarkably calm.

  • The Hammer||

    Shouldn't that be "Dare utter?"

  • mr simple||

    And someone actually pays her to write that stuff?

  • Paul.||

    Robert Shaw FTW!

  • ||

    He was a part of the best fight scene in the James Bond canon.

  • Paul.||

    And he talked like a pirate... for real. Any man who actually talks like a pirate... and drinks like one... is a friend of mine.

    Dude didn't even have to act as Quint in Jaws. Director just said, "Shaw, just be yourself on this one. Be The Shaw."

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Barack Obama's Ohio ad push constantly reminds voters of his role in the bailout of GM and Chrysler. One in eight jobs in the state are linked to the auto industry."

    What percentage of the people in those jobs were undecided?

    Weren't those one in eight already voting for Obama anyway?

    Pound sand, Obama.

  • Pro Libertate||

    How many of those jobs are GM jobs, anyway? For instance, I'm not seeing the Honda employees jumping up and down in glee because Obama gifted GM.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Damn straight!

    I think Obama might be wasting his money there...

    And, in the meantime, I read a story saying the Romney people suddenly think he's got a shot in Michigan.

    Michigan!

    http://professional.wsj.com/ar.....20230.html

  • Ken Shultz||

    Now if Romney could just get a moratorium on other Republicans saying stupid shit...

    "Speaking at the final debate for Indiana Senate candidates, Mr. Mourdock responded to a question about his stance on abortion by suggesting if a woman is impregnated during rape it was God’s intention.

    ...

    The Democratic National Committee released an ad Wednesday morning seizing on Mr. Romney’s decision to endorse Mr. Mourdock in an ad released this week. The DNC ad, titled “Mitt Romney: Extremely Conservative and Endorsing Richard Mourdock” features video of Mr. Mourdock’s controversial debate cuts interspersed with video of him and Mr. Romney campaigning together.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/.....firestorm/

    Seriously, guys? Sometimes closing a deal depends on everybody agreeing not to say anything stupid. They're all gonna get in or not on Romney's coattails anyway.

    If Romney wants to run an ad saying that God wants raped women to stay pregnant, he'll run it on his own. The rest of the Republicans running out there should just shut, smile and kiss babies for a couple of weeks.

  • ||

    God damn it. Squirrels ate my lengthy detailed rant about Republicans deluding themselves on Romney's chances of winning.

    Anyway...
    Here are some links.
    Compare the confirmation bias of http://www.redstate.com/2012/1.....-of-play/, with the reality of http://www.latintimes.com/arti.....omney.htm.

    Somehow, the Red Staters have themselves convinced that Romney is going to take Florida, Colorado and Virginia, despite the fact that Obama is winith a one point margin of Romney in all three of those states. And yet, somehow, Ohio, where he's got a five point lead is a "tossup".

    The fact is that there's really only one swing state where Romney objectively has a sizeable lead, North Carolina. All of the rest could easily go blue. Of course everything depends on turnout and the polls might not be of "likely" voters. But being objective, it's still more likely than not that Obama will win.

    In fact, I think it is not only plausible but likely that we'll end up with a split decision.

  • Paul.||

    I've softened on my "Obama's a lock" prediction, but only softened. I still have a hard time believing that Romney went from deep underdog to Slappin' the Ho' because of one debate.

    But I must admit it's been a fascinating thing to watch, these two nearly identical candidates duking it out.

  • ||

    I haven't, Paul. I have total faith in the public's desire for free shit.

    The Zero will win.

  • Paul.||

    You always bring me back home to Truth and Wisdom.

    Free shit FTW!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It's true.

    He gave us a phone!

  • Paul.||

    And saved one in eight jobs in Ohio. And made public education essentially free. Shit, I think I might vote for Obama! I'm convincing myself! Somebody stop me! That Gary Johnson is kind of shifty anyway. Two term governor of New Mexico, vetoed something like 47% of all bills on his desk, reportedly asked people who came to him for legislation, "Should government be doing that?" Cut taxes, increased education spending and when it failed to show results, cut it back.

    Fuck that guy.

  • Pro Libertate||

    47%! Racist code! Ah, ha!

  • Entropy Void||

    47%!!!!1111!!!111!1

  • Restoras||

    The Zero will win.

    Which one is that?

  • ||

    Totes agree with you, Doc. Big O's a lock.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It was bullshit all along, dude. No president is getting re-elected with a crappy economy that he has shown zero sign of being able, or even interested in, contending with. Not to mention all of the lies, fucked up appointments, and horrible foreign policy snafus.

    The media and the polls they commission have been lying to you.

  • Paul.||

    All of this is stuff I agree with, so why did it become Not Bullshit(tm) all of a sudden? Or is that the point that I'm missing? That the Bullshit Bubble burst and resulted in a Bullshit Market Failure?

  • Pro Libertate||

    The reality-based community got too much reality at once. The debate, the economy, the fiasco in the Middle East. . .just too much.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    There's a theory out there that says the early polls are all bullshit propaganda. But the pollsters tighten up a couple of weeks before the election so that they have credibility for the next campaign season.

    Don't know if it's true or not but it makes a sense.

  • ||

    this^

  • Cytotoxic||

    No president is getting re-elected with a crappy economy that he has shown zero sign of being able, or even interested in, contending with. Not to mention all of the lies, fucked up appointments,

    Three letters: FDR.

  • Pro Libertate||

    A far riposte. I don't think enough people are buying into the bullshit as they did with FDR, but I've been wrong before.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Far = fair. Maybe it's time to go home now.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Bad example.

    The economy was growing rapidly between 1933 and 1936, something like 9-10% yearly GDP growth.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Huh I didn't know that. If only for those GOP obstructionists FDR's great plan would've powered right through the 1937 recession.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Actually, some lefty economist. I think it was Christina, did an academic study that said the depression would have completely ended in 1937 without the New Deal.

    Here's a chart of GDP growth during the 30s and WWII.

    http://bilbo.economicoutlook.n.....0_1945.jpg

    Another intersting thing about that era is that there were massive layoffs and slowing growth the last two years of WWII, which runs counter to Krugman et al's narrative of World War as keynesian stimulus.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The split decision is looking more and more likely every day.

    Ultimately, Ohio will probably end up determining the President again.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Latin Times link is 404.

  • R C Dean||

    Probably just got held up at the border.

  • R C Dean||

    No question Romney has the big mo, here, and the Obamatrons have a steep hill to climb, given the stories dominating the news cycles.

    I'm giving Romney the edge, based on voter enthusiasm. The Dems, of course, have always had the turnout machine, but I just don't know if that's gonna work outside of deep blue states this time around.

  • Ted S.||

    The latest Time poll has a D+9 sample, if I read it correctly. I can't imagine Ohio's electorate being that Democratic -- isn't that more than 2008?

    Although, if I had to guess, I'd still guess Obama is going to win by a narrow margin.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    The Un sending its totalitarian whistle blowers to monitor polling to report on "intimidation" sounds like it pretty much would be intimidation.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Also, if the UN is sending monitors, everyone in Texas watch your kids on election day.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Scenario: Chick on a subway accuses guy of taking a picture of her. Guy denies it. Chick demands to see guy's phone. Guy continues denying; calls chick a "crazy bitch".

    Given the above information, do you conclude that you witnessed:

    A) Two idiots arguing
    B) A creeper who be creeping
    C) The systematic shaming and degradation of women everywhere as non-persons by a conquering hero of the patriarchy and his allies on the subway (i.e., all of the male passengers on the subway)

    Congratulations. You're not as crazy as a Slate-published columnist.

  • ||

    He resorted to the inevitable: “Like anyone would want to take a picture of you, you crazy bitch.” At this point, all doubt in my mind he had taken the creep shot was erased. No one who is innocent says that.

    So her premise is based entirely on her own conjecture? How surprising.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Notice the narcissism in that statement, too--the presumption that some creeper would actually want to take a pic of her and wank off to it later on, coupled with the old lazy tactic of assuming that the more vociferous someone denies doing something, the more guilty they actually are.

  • ||

    How does that pass for journalism or even legitimate commentary? She's building this big dramatic argument based on a conversation she partially overheard between two strangers.

    Most people tend to react negatively when we're accused of some misdeed by a total stranger in a public place, and I highly doubt this woman was nice to the guy when she made this accusation.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    It's Amanda Marcotte. She believes that strippers never lie about being raped by lacrosse players, either.

  • JW||

    She does realize that taking pictures of *anyone* in a public space is, you know, legal as fuck?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Are you othering her with facts?

    That's exactly like the Nazis! Or Gandhi. Always get those two mixed up.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, Gandhi used to write letters to Hitler. And neither he nor any Nazi ever won the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    And Gandhi was a Hindu, which means that he saw the swastika as a symbol of one of Hinduism's best known and most revered deities. As far as I know, no one ever saw Hitler and Gandhi in the same room. The pieces are coming together...

  • Pro Libertate||

    * Indian elites are descended from the, that's right, Aryan conquerors.

    * Gandhi was a lawyer, just like Hitler.

    * Gandhi believed in resisting the British; Hitler believed in resisting the British.

    And so on.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    The second Prime Minister of India was a socialist with nationalist claims on northern Pakistan, and she *was* a Gandhi.

    Coincidence? Who's to say.

  • ||

    * Gandhi was a lawyer, just like Hitler.

    I understand that you want to display Hitler in the worst possible light, but he was no lawyer. AH had no trade: he was a self-taught firebrand and eventually politician.

  • ||

    And an artist, so fuck you, rethugs!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well, Gandhi's relationship with the Axis-supported Indian National Army is well known, as is his views on Blacks.

    Jus' sayin'....

  • Pro Libertate||

    Bet he hated the Jews, too. And I think he was a nationalist. And a socialist, too.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well, Ghandi did say that the Jews of the German ghettos shouldn't resist violently....

    Well, at least we now know how Hitler died.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know, come to think of it, I never have seen a picture of Hitler and Gandhi together. And it is weird that Gandhi never got the Nobel Peace Prize. . .unless the committee knew the truth.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And another thing. Gandhi. Khan. Khandhi? Mohandis Khan Khandhi?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    It's telling that Mohandas Gandhi isn't an anagram for Adolf Hitler or any of Nazi Germany's most famous innovations.

    Almost as if he wanted to leave no trace.

  • Pro Libertate||

    But note this anagram of "Mahatma Gandhi": "Mad mating, ah, ha!"

  • Paul.||

    You know who else was a nationalist and hated the jews and was a socialist, too?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes! Gandhi!

    Finally, we know the truth!

  • ||

    Well it is illegal to take pictures of a girl up her skirt or in any sexual manner that violates her reasonable right to privacy in public, but that varies from state to state.

  • JW||

    I agree, but that wasn't alleged in the fairy tale.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Gandhi used to take pictures of nude teenaged girls who slept with him.

  • Killazontherun||

    Gotta wonder what is really behind this latest agenda that has sprouted out of the blue.

    I'm gonna guess. A promising young thing spawned from one of America's established dynastic families has some embarrassing masturbating with a ginormous dildo photos over the internet that will derail her political career before it even gets started if the internet isn't scrubbed of this supposed involuntary content. I'm guessing she's a Biden.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A few weeks ago, I was on a subway car with a woman who got into a confrontation with a man who was trying to forcibly recruit her into the porn he no doubt shares with buddies online. “Give me your phone!” she said, over and over again, in increasingly angry tones. “Give me your phone so I can delete the pictures!”

    Beginning a story in media res works for heroic epics, like the Aeneid, but not for recounting events grounded in real life that have the potential to damage one's reputation or livelihood.

  • amelia||

    He probably did it. Nevertheless, I choose option B.

  • GILMORE||

    A day after we discovered the White House knew the Benghazi attack was a terrorist incident within two hours of it happening, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Tunisia in connection with the incident.

    "He was heard screaming, "I'm just a patsy!""

  • GILMORE||

    A day after we discovered the White House knew the Benghazi attack was a terrorist incident within two hours of it happening, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Tunisia in connection with the incident.

    "He was heard screaming, "I'm just a patsy!""

  • ||

    Double X is annoyed that the 'wage gap' won't go away despite legislative efforts.

    Of course, not a single word about how flawed many of those studies on the subject are.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    As long as women have a higher propensity than men to work in less technically demanding fields, work less hours, and take extended leaves of absence to be at home with their children, the wage gap will -- and absolutely should -- persist.

    There's no reason that an engineer working 40-50 hours a week and a social worker working 30-40 hours a week (with 1-2 years of leave per child) should expect to receive equal compensation, regardless of gender.

  • ||

    they are also more risk averse. jobs with higher risks (and not just physical risks) tend to pay better.

  • Art Vandelay||

    Women are also less likely to enjoy assaulting, extorting and raping fellow citizens, so they're less likely to become an overpaid police thug.

  • ||

    lol

    troll-o-meter: 5

    i lol'd

  • Paul.||

    In the second presidential debate, pre-K teacher Katherine Fenton asked the candidates, “In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?”

    Candidate Paul's answer:

    Where did you get those numbers from?

  • Paul.||

    After her weak-assed answer.

    Me: They don't.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I mentioned this a week or two ago, but I had a friend in my engineering grad program who was female. She had taken a year and half longer than me to finish the same program, her GPA was lower (~3.2 compared to 3.8), we had the same work experience, we did the same graduate research, and I had an entire extra discipline included in my grad courses. She got a job offer for about 10k more than I started at, from Boeing who didn't call me for a single interview. Literally everything on her resume was the same as mine or worse, except that she's a female in engineering.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That's because they're a little shy about hiring male engineers at Boeing after the whole Mr. Hands incident.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Well, that was...uh... yeah. Maybe they should just avoid gay guys.

  • ||

    "Sex with animals?!? There's no time, man!"

  • sloopyinca||

    Orange County, California, sheriff's deputies evicted a wheelchair-bound cancer patient from her home — despite a court order to the contrary. They've been instructed to appear in court to explain themselves.

    Because Fuck you, that's why...your honor.

    -or-

    Please direct your inquiry to our departmental training officer. We cannot be held responsible, as we were not specifically trained to read orders that don't allow us to fuck shit up...your honor.

  • ||

    milton hall shooting is instructive because it's almost certainly justified (video is a little hard to tell, but it appears he starts to move towards one of the cops and obviously still has the knife when they start shooting) but it LOOKS like shit

    iow, justified, but ugly as hell.

    that's how force is...

    rarely pretty. there's a lot of "Der derp derp 46 shots' in the commentary, but if you watch and listent to the video, it's distributed amongst the cops and clearly not an issue (it's not strung out etc. but is close together as in response to the threat)

    it's a good litmus test imo for people when they are reviewing UOF'si imnsho

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3OAMi9kjY

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm pretty sure firing all those bullets in their fellow cop's general direction put him in a lot more danger than the guy leisurely strolling towards him but still 20ish feet away. By the way, how the hell do you get "obviously" still has the knife when he gets shot. You have no idea from the video.

  • ||

    look at it this way, ASSUMING the first shot was justified, the fussilade was.

    the point is that it is ugly as hell and it looks bad, but it's almsot certainly not. force is ugly. people who respond emotionally vs. responding to case facts are naturally going to look at shootings like this and lean towards 'bad shoot'. its entirely understandable, if incorrect.

  • Chris Mallory||

    Since few to none of those government employees knew what was behind their target most of them should not have fired under any circumstance. Better a dead cop than an innocent hit by a fusillade of rounds fired off by a bunch of idiots with costume jewelry.

  • Whahappan?||

    So if I understand you correctly, anytime an officer fires his weapon, any subsequent shots fired (of course, only by sanctified agents of the state) are justified?

  • ||

    no, that's not what i said at all

  • The Hammer||

    SHUT UP AURIC!!! IF YOU DISAGREE WITH DUNPHY YOU ARE A BLACK HELICOPTER ANTI-COP BIGOT!!!!

  • ||

    the vast majority of people here are reasonable (tm) and not at all like that. it's a tiny percentage that are the idiots, and since i started ignoring them, it's much more pleasant here.

    auric, imo, has a great posting history. most people here do. again, it's a tiny cadre of trolls, who are best ignored, so i do.

  • Jack the Reaper||

    ime y s diaf y f p

    hth

  • sloopyinca||

    He may have been moving toward one of the cops, but he was still nowhere near him/her. Justified? Yeah, if you're a cop. No reasonable person would have thought their life was endangered if they were at the scene...proven by the fact that the cops didn't even stop traffic less than 20 feet away from the guy.

    This is further proof that cops shoot first, ask questions later.

  • sloopyinca||

    Not to mention he stops and turns back to his left slowly before the cops start their attack. Holy shit, is this ever murder. The guy was not in a position to immediately pose a danger to anyone. The cops knew that or they would have taken the time to secure the street a mere 20 feet away from the guy, and they would have attempted to calm the situation rather than escalate it by having a dozen people creeping toward the guy with guns drawn screaming multiple commands at the same time.

    It's like they've never heard of crisis negotiation in Saginaw.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    They guy doesn't appear to be much further from the street than he was from the cop he was "approaching" when he got shot.

  • Art Vandelay||

    As long as the cop was alive at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

    /sarc

  • ||

    what matters is that the shooting was justified and that no INNOCENTS got hurt, cops, bystanders, etc.

    hall was practically begging to get shot, and regardless, it appears his shooting was justified.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Only if you think a guy maybe with a knife is an immediate threat to a cop over 20 feet away behind his back. And that shooting a bunch of bullets in the direction of the cop is safer than not. And that the life of a cop is worth more than the life of a noncop.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Josh Romney's gaze

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Tonight... YOU.

  • ||

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    +5 for the joke

    -2 for linking to Memory Alpha

  • ||

    DON'T TALK SHIT ABOUT MEMORY ALPHA

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Memory Alpha is the best.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Awesome. You are exactly right.

  • ||

    Would you like some tranya, ProL?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I almost fell over laughing when Howard reprised his role for the roast. Fucking awesome awesomeness. But first, the tranya.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Maybe the new Star Trek series should be based on Balok and his tranya-based adventures.

  • ||

    Only if Balock is played by Alison Brie and tranya is a sexual position.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    With that kind of hook, you might actually be able to make a Risa episode that didn't suck.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Okay, for seeing Son of Romney = Balok puppet, I'll give you this: Balok is still Clint Howard, tranya is still a drink, but the character of Lt. Bailey is gender-swapped. And played by Alison Brie.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    You know what, let's get Brie a role on our Firefly spin off.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The one where Jayne thinks he's the captain but isn't, or Battlestar Serenity?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    The Jayne captain one. We wouldn't want her to have to split her sexy screen time with that many other women. It's better to spread it out across more hours.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I dunno, the extra security to keep Episiarch off the set could be cost prohibitive. He's. . .obsessive.

  • Sudden||

  • Sudden||

    Viserys style gaze.

    Strong MALE GAZE!1!1!!1!!

    No wonder the Jezzies hate him.

  • ||

    speaking of gaze...

    good info here...

    "elite" vs. rookie gaze

    http://forcescience.org/articles/gaze.pdf

  • Mike M.||

    Speaking of Benghazi, it's hard to believe, but some of Obama's scummy little media vermins like Chris Matthews and Alan Colmes are STILL repeating the discredited lie that the attack had something to do with that stupid YouTube video.

  • The Hammer||

    Where?

  • Mike M.||

    Check out this shameless, lying scumbag right here.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I just thought of a new game for Obamaniacs: Who's Greater?

    It's played like this. Take Obama, then compare him to some current or historical figure and ask who is greater.

    Thus, "Who is greater, Obama or Gandhi?"

  • Killazontherun||

    Of all the Earths, Earth-666 was the loserest.

  • Drake||

    Holy shit Matthews has gone full-retard. He's repeating lies long after Obama has moved on to new ones.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Michael Mann takes credit for winning a Nobel Peace Prize

    I was intrigued to see in Dr. Mann’s press release of his suit the following biographical detail:

    Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for having "created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming."
  • Killazontherun||

    Should be renamed the Menchu from this day forward.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    Bailouts are bad.

    Except when they're good.

  • ant1sthenes||

    One in eight jobs in the state are linked to the auto industry.

    That doesn't mean they're all linked to GM or Chrysler. And if I worked for Honda making Accords in Marysville, I would not only not be appreciative, but might be actively annoyed that another car company got a bailout funded from my paycheck.

  • 0x90||

    But you miss the point: statements like these are not intended for those to whom they are addressed, they are rather aimed at others who would sympathize. So you lose twenty Honda workers, big deal, the point was to try to fire up twenty million of your mindlessly pro-state eediots. Which is what you really want, since the efficacy of a person fighting for his own cause does not even register, when compared with that of a person who is fighting for the cause of another.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Remember kids, there is no evidence of voter fraud ever occurring in recent US elections.

    When approached by an undercover investigator for advice on how to steal the votes of more than 100 people, Moran advised falsifying documents to satisfy Virginia’s new voter ID law. He said, “Bank statement obviously would be tough, but they can fake a utility bill with ease.”

    Moran went on to clarify that, “You’d have to forge it.”


    Wanna guess how the AP article on the same subject summarizes Moran's actions in the video?

    Patrick Moran had been a field director for his father's campaign. He said Wednesday he didn't take the man seriously and humored him, adding that he should have walked away.

    In the video, Patrick Moran expresses doubts about the plan but eventually tells the undercover volunteer to "look into it."
  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Totally screwed up the tags there. Here's the video, where Moran gets extremely detailed about how you could pull this fraud off. He advises the investigator to hire a computer guy, assures him that OFA (Obama's people) will provide a lawyer who will argue for voter protection as long as the forged documents "look good", and tells him to make sure to call the voters he's planning on spoofing to check on whether they've early-voted or are planning to vote so that the plan is less likely to get caught. Moran also complements him on being "hard core".

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Fucking unbelievable.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Moran did 'recommend' against the plan to forge votes for 100 people...and then lets them get on with it...and then gives advice on skirting Virginia's ID law. Incredible.

    There's been a debate in HandR about voter ID. I've been on both sides. It's a knockout: voter ID laws are a must. Cleaning out the registries is a higher priority though.

  • 0x90||

    I wouldn't trust in the validity of any ID law that was passed by voters who were not required to show ID.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    I guess the Constitution is out the window since it was signed and ratified by electorates consisting only of white men.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Between this and the pressing of the "voting ID is the new Jim Crow Republicans will use to steal elections" talking point, it seems like the political class is determined to de-legitimize elections (and the resulting government) in the eyes of Americans.

    I wouldn't be shocked if there was a civil war between Team Red and Team Blue in my lifetime.

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