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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...after former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy questioned the relevance of feminism in the modern world.

    That's a man, baby!

  • ||

    Blin!!!! I was this close!

  • Ted S.||

    I think you mean blyad', not blin.

  • ||

    I was trying to be polite, Theodore. -))

  • Ted S.||

    Polite? H&R?? Have you wound up in some alternate universe???

  • Rich||

    Civil and on-topic, biotches!

  • Brett L||

    Everything in the MLs is on-topic, and anything short of goatse pics is considered civil.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    And beaten out by such a lame joke, tovarisch.

  • R C Dean||

    Didn't I recently see a quote from her that a woman's place was in one of her homes?

    Query: is she that smart/humorous, or that clueless?

  • ||

    Pervij!

  • Ted S.||

    Dvadtsat' shestoi!

  • ||

    Is there something you'd like to share with us, Mr Free?

    Goat Man Sightings In Kentucky, Texas, Maryland

  • SugarFree||

    Your words are very hurtful.

  • sarcasmic||

    Officer uses taser on woman in handcuffs.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....cuffs.html
    Because he lied by ommition by failing to mention she was cuffed when he electricuted her, he was found to have acted 'within policy'.
    Notice how his buddies do absolutely nothing.

  • robc||

    Electrocution involves death. No death, she was just shocked, not electrocuted.

  • R C Dean||

    I believe the word you are looking for is "assaulted".

  • sarcasmic||

    A fox that thinks it's a dog.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....t-dog.html

  • ||

    I like redheads.

  • Restoras||

    Gingers are an abomination - except Cintia Dicker.

  • ||

    a. You are loco.
    b. Must agree on CD!

  • ||

    FdA is unimpeachable and correct: Redheads, they are without compare, be they L'oreal or au naturale. -)))

  • mr simple||

    Cintia Dicker is a Brazilian model of German descent

    I wonder what kind of Nazi memorabilia her family has.

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    Just a couple of lamps.

  • Enough About Palin||

    And hand-crafted, artisan soaps.

  • Ted S.||

    Samantha Fox was not a dog.

    Redd Foxx, on the other hand, wasn't particularly good-looking.

  • Enough About Palin||

    And man, he was quite the dog!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Two winning Powerball tickets were sold for the record $579.9 million jackpot, one in Missouri and the other in Arizona.

    High earners! Tax rape them!

  • Bee Tagger||

    They're both red states, the money will probably be used to unfairly buy elections in the future.

  • Ted S.||

    It certainly worked in the last election.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    I love bursting bubbles when people dream about the lottery and giving it away to all of their family and friends by explaining the gift tax to them.

  • ||

    I always wondered if you could claim the giftees were partial owners of the ticket from the beginning and only get taxed up front?

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    I have replied twice now, but they keep marking it as spam.

    Short answer: no

  • Brett L||

    If you set up the structure before claiming it, yes.

  • R C Dean||

    Or, if everyone can keep their story straight. Which is admittedly a long shot.

  • Randian||

    Yeah, there's the rub right there.

    The key is to have just one person do it and not notify the beneficiaries of the trust until after you claim. Then just one person has to keep the story straight.

  • Brett L||

    I thought it was a negotiable document until signed, though. So if I set up a family trust or corporation after and sign as the officer of the company, how is that different than if I were to find the winner on the street a week after the drawing and sign my name to it? I'm not the purchaser, nor do I have to prove any interest in the purchase. I'm the redeemer and the ticket with my signature is enough, right?

  • Randian||

    I don't know if lottery tickets are analogous to negotiable instruments in all legal aspects, though.

    But I suspect you're more right than not.

  • SIV||

    That is why you claim it as a trust.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Not necessarily. The key is having winning plans in writing beforehand.

  • Restoras||

    Before what, though. If you have the winning ticket, can you set up a trust before you claim the prize?

  • Ska||

    How will you fund the trust?

  • Randian||

    You can initially "fund" a trust with five dollars, if you want.

  • Ska||

    You can initially "fund" a trust with five dollars, if you want.

    Then how do you get your $250 Mil in there?

  • Randian||

    You would put a clause in there that all after-acquired property belongs to the trust.

    I guess there could be wrangling as to whether it's the ticket or the actual cash that is after-acquired, though.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    In writing before you win. I was trying to link to tax court decisions where the splitting by the winner with family was considered a gift because of a lack of evidence supporting their was a prior agreement to do so.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    There* I am so ashamed

  • Restoras||

    So you have to set up the trust before the drawing, or before you claim the prize?

  • Randian||

    So you have to set up the trust before the drawing, or before you claim the prize?

    Not that I would ever advise this, but if you're just one person setting up the trust, there isn't much difference.

    IOW, you lie your face off.

  • SIV||

    IANAL but the ticket is fully transferable until it is signed.
    Smart winners routinely claim as a trust to preserve anonymity. I assumed you could avoid gift taxes this way as well.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Of course, this is all a stupid discussion to begin with, as there should be no estate tax, but I digress.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    You're all a bunch of unAmerican tax avoiders! Paying taxes is the greatest duty an American has!

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Enough About Palin||

    IANAL = I ANAL

    Just noticed that.

  • Killazontherun||

    I would just spend it on my dream of being a super villain. Pay Warty and STEVE SMITH a fortune to cruise Northern Virginian suburbs stuffed with government workers in a rape van. Buy out churches, temples and mosque and have the new clerics teach from A Stranger in a Strange Land.

  • RBS||

    Seriously, I hope both of them are morons who constantly claim the highest earners don't pay their fair share. Welcome to a higher tax bracket bitches.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Seriously, I hope both of them are morons who constantly claim the highest earners don't pay their fair share.

    When I was in grad school (in an English department), I had a colleague who had never met a welfare/spending program she didn't like. She was all about taxing the rich in order to force her utopia on everyone else.

    Then she won a prize for best original scholarship within the department (funded by a private endowment). The prize wasn't huge, maybe $500, but the lulz that were had as she bitched and moaned about their having the temerity to tax her earnings were epic. She wanted every welfare and spending program some idiot could invent, but only so long as it was others who had to pay the bill.

    She didn't find it amusing when I pointed out her hypocrisy.

  • ||

    She didn't find it amusing when I pointed out her hypocrisy.

    Did she acknowledge it or did she rationalize it away?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Rationalize, of course.

    What would you expect from a PhD student in English lit?

  • Randian||

    To ask me whether I want to Biggie Size my meal.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    She actually has a very good job now, if you consider a tenure track position at a good university a good job. She's the 1% in terms of graduating PhD students getting the job they trained for while getting their PhD.

    Most PhDs I know have a shitty adjunct job that pays dick and has no security.

  • tarran||

    Ha! Ha! That's awesome!

  • PapayaSF||

    Ha! Reminds me of a conversation I had with a left-wing lesbian friend of my then-wife, while East Germany was falling apart but before the Wall came down. She opined that East Germany had the right to prevent people from leaving, because the government had paid for their education.

    Me: "So did your parents pay for your education?"

    She: "Yes."

    Me: "Then do they have the right to tell you where you can live?"

    She: [crickets]

  • CE||

    The feds spend 500 million every hour and ten minutes. People act like this is a lot of money.

  • Rich||

    High earners! Tax rape them!

    It'll be great when it turns out they're homeless and undocumented.

  • sarcasmic||

    Drive-in sex booths 'help make prostitution safer'.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....safer.html

  • LTC(ret) John||

    I simply MUST make it to the corporate HQ in Zurich now...

  • mr simple||

    An on-site counsellor will also be provided in the taxpayer funded scheme.

    lolwut?

  • DJF||

    More hope and change from the administration of our Nobel Peace Prize winning President administration. Since the number two arms exporter the EU won the Peace Prize this year it looks like Obama has a good chance of winning again next year.

    """"U.S. State Dept. Official: (Military) Exports Up, Agency Increasingly Influential"""

    http://www.defensenews.com/art.....nfluential

  • sarcasmic||

  • RBS||

    So they have a tiny, turquoise submarine, a hovercraft of some sort and a seaplane?

  • tarran||

    This is baffling...

    They are so tiny that they can only be used on short range trips.

    The gulf is quite shallow.

    I would think the paint job would make the sub visible even while submerged.

    These subs are a pretty good way to bottle up the straits: mass produce em and send them on suicide missions against carrier groups transiting the straits, and disperse them along the coast on both sides of the straits to make them hard to bomb.

    It's possible the paint job is to make the prototypes easy to find while they are testing them (I figure there is a 33% chance that one of those subs will kill its crew a la the CSS Hunley) and once they enter active service they'll camoflage them better.

  • R C Dean||

    Our ASW is evolved to take out Russian attack and boomer subs. I doubt these little toy subs have much survivability.

  • tarran||

    They don't have to be survivable. It appears they only carry one torpedo externally.

    Send ten of them out at night, have them bottom on batteries till the carrier group shows up, and have them fire their torpedos and scoot.

    They will almost certainly get off five shots, and that's all they need to mission kill a carrier. Do it in the straits, and you can then bombard the disabled carrier with shore artillery until it sinks.

    The Japanese used similar subs in the Pearl Harbor attack. All but one of the crews was killed, but they did penetrate the harbor and there is photographic evidence that three of them got their torpedoes off and scored some hits that were at the time mistaken for bombs.

  • tarran||

    It's at this point that I should point out that the Iranian navy's strategy is very much like the Germans in WW II or the Argentine Navy's in the Falklands war.

    The Iranian Navy cannot take the U.S. Navy in a straight fight, especially since the U.S. sank most of their surface fleet in 1986, costing the Iranian's their professional officer corps (those who survived the purge of the 1979 revolution that is). The Iranians have rebuilt some deep-water capability but it's only a handful of ships.

    Sea supremacy being out of their grasp, they have turned to sea denial. Their first attempts, their minelaying campaigns during the Iran Iraq war, did have a chilling effect on Iraqi shipping during the war. The Iranians have tried to improve upon this by purchasing old Soviet diesel/electric subs and experimenting with shore launched anti-ship missiles that could kill stuff attempting to transit the straits of Hormuz.

    ASW in shallow water sucks, especially close to the shore, but a few Russian subs could be easily hunted down and killed. A large force of small subs, on the other hand, will be very hard to kill completely, and are perfect for sea denial in the gulf.

  • Ska||

    So you're proposing that Iran just uses the zerg strategy?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Iranian Navy....Zerg rush!

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Indeed - I am sure the USN is in grave danger... of laughing themselves to the point of injury.

  • Ted S.||

    What does Iran's navy do with its Village People recruits?

  • sarcasmic||

    Kristen Stewart continues to have as much class as school at five in the morning.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....-look.html

  • robc||

    My definition of "flashing" is different than the Daily Mails.

  • ||

    That's Daily FAIL, robc. Tow the lion!

  • ||

    Was that a smile?

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    What the hell happened to Leslie Mann? It's like she went to the Joan Rivers school of cosmetology.

  • Restoras||

    Those plaid pants definately make her ass look big.

  • ||

  • Rich||

    I'll just leave this here.

  • ||

    State Highway Patrol Inspector David Griffin said the results were appalling and should send a strong message to motorists who thought they could avoid police by travelling home on the back roads after a night out.

    So if there are going to be drunks on the road, and there always will be... Would you prefer they be on busy streets or on back roads? By all means, let's discourage this behavior.

  • mr simple||

    Operation McBusted, which ran alongside a number of booze buses operating in the area, detected:

    FOUR disqualified/unlicensed

    FIVE unregistered vehicles

    12 mobile phone

    17 defective vehicles

    29 other traffic offences

    So no DUI/DWI, the point of the operation, but a bunch of petty offenses. Success!

  • CE||

    The operation paid for itself.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Washington Post: Mr. Obama’s time to lead on entitlements
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

    Hahahahhahahaha!

  • gaijin||

    I watched A Charlie Brown Christmas last night...this dialogue where Sally dictates her letter to Santa Clause struck me:

    Sally: How about tens and twenties?
    Charlie Brown: TENS AND TWENTIES? Oh, even my baby sister!
    Sally: All I want is what I...I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.

    Sally grew up to be an Obamatron?

  • Whahappan?||

    Yeah, caught that too.

  • ||

    At some point, he has to prepare the American people — and his own supporters most of all — for the “hard decisions” required to put the country on a sound financial footing.

    No he doesn't. He can (and will) ride it all the way in.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Notice this line:

    Federal revenue will have to increase, substantially, with the wealthy taking the biggest hit.

    Current spending to GDP is 24%. Revenue to GDP is 15%.

    The wealthy don't have enough money to close that gap.

  • sarcasmic||

  • ||

    Nope...nothing...

  • Enough About Palin||

    I've seen better looking stools in the pit of an outhouse.

  • ||

    A baby girl called Hashtag

  • robc||

    Almost as bad as "Reason".

  • LTC(ret) John||

    BITE YOUR TONGUE!

  • Rasilio||

    Worst name I have ever seen given to a kid was by the couple I used to live next to in Cincinnati. She was of Irish decent and wanted their son to have an Irish name but he didn't like any of the common ones so they settled on the name of the Celtic language. Now that would be bad enough but no, they had to mess with it even further by changing the spelling to...

    Gaylick

    And no, I am not kidding, that was seriously his name and the parents were clueless that this name choice could come back to haunt them around 3rd grade.

  • ||

    Gaylick is genius! That's going into my collection of insane names.

    Friends of a friend have named their children:

    Kick Racer
    Tex Danger
    Ruby Blue
    Minty Moon

  • Randian||

    Ruby Blue isn't too bad, if you held a gun to my head and made me choose.

  • ||

    Future porn star.

  • mr simple||

    More so than Minty Moon? She freshens your breath.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Minty Moon! She freshens your breath. Now freshen hers.

  • Brett L||

    November Rain is my all time favorite among my friends, although making my son's middle name Danger is appealing.

  • Charlotte Sometimes||

    I know a guy who named his first son Archer and his second son Gunner. I was kind of wickedly hoping they'd have a third and go with Angler or Trapper.

  • Rasilio||

    I'm sorry, giving a kid that name should be considered a form of child abuse. By now he's in 8th grade and either the biggest bully in school or comitted suicide from all the bullying he's recieved.

  • Proprietist||

    Let's not forget the best named celebrity Dick Trickle.

  • Proprietist||

    Man, why not call him Gael? At least that sounds kind of awesome.

  • PapayaSF||

    There used to be a woman in Cincinnati, not young, named (if I have the spelling correct) Tondelaya Lipschitz. I came across her in the phone book, and she turned out to be a friend of a friend.

  • sloopyinca||

    Dick.

  • ||

    hey sloopy, how are you and Banjos going?

  • sloopyinca||

    how are you and Banjos going?

    Probably in my truck. :-P

    Seriously, not too good and not too bad. She's absolutely miserable. Can't hardly walk or move around anymore. She reminds me of a Cornish Cross chicken that's 10 months old. I, on the other hand, am doing quite well. I've been doing some exercising and am eating a healthier diet, thus boosting my energy.

  • ||

    She reminds me of a Cornish Cross chicken that's 10 months old

    With such silver-tongued praise he won the maiden fair...

  • Ted S.||

  • Ted S.||

    I didn't just Aspartame the link, I got it not to show up at all....

    Little Bobby Tables

  • Brett L||

    Probably that '; you put in that crashed the reason comment db.

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    #thehumanity

  • Lord Humungus||

    Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands
    http://www.onearth.org/article.....s-finances

    Rice's financial holdings could raise questions about her status as a neutral decision maker. The current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Rice owns stock valued between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada, the company seeking a federal permit to transport tar sands crude 1,700 miles to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, crossing fragile Midwest ecosystems and the largest freshwater aquifer in North America.
  • DJF||

    Tar sands!!! Good thing she is a kind, compassionate Democrat or people might accuse her of making money from raping the Earth.

  • Ted S.||

    "Tar sands" is racist.

  • PapayaSF||

    Only after the cries of "racism" did I realize that Susan Rice was black. I thought she was Italian or just tan or something.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...a majority of Americans now say the government should not guarantee healthcare for all, according to Gallup.

    A little late, assholes.

  • Lord Humungus||

    American People: Derp!

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Sadly, when they all start getting free goodies the opinion will shift back.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The bill comes due at the same time....should be interesting to watch.

  • Whahappan?||

    How can there be a bill for free goodies?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Bill might be the wrong word ... did we agree on 'penaltax"?

  • Whahappan?||

    But they're free! Nobody has to pay for them!

  • PapayaSF||

    Many bills will come before the goodies, in the form of all the layoffs and reductions in hours that are already starting.

  • DJF||

    How about when they get fined, oops I mean taxed when they don't buy insurance?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    When they have to start waiting a few extra weeks to get those goodies, that might take a little of the shine off.

  • ||

    Few WEEKS? HA! You folks have no idea what's coming down the pike...

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    I think this is the correct answer. They will bitch, but insist instead the government must do something do speed up their weekly prostate exams.

  • Randian||

    A little late, assholes.

    I was going to say "fucksticks", but otherwise spot on.

  • CE||

    As one big Obama supporter at work asked during our annual open enrollment meeting, "what do you mean, the FSA max is dropping to $2500? Didn't it used to be $4000?"

  • Brett L||

    I would have stage whispered, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

  • PapayaSF||

    You should have!

  • Lord Humungus||

    Obama Must Side With The Egyptian People, Not Morsi
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-.....-egypt.htm

    hahahahahahaha.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The United States once planned to nuke the moon, just to show the Soviet bloc that we could.

    Was this project called Project Armageddon?

  • Delroy||

    The Alan Parsons Project.

  • KMA Too||

    +1 "Children of the Moon"

  • mr simple||

    Why don't you just name it 'Operation Wang-Chung'?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Apparently NASA never saw Space: 1999. Surface detonations are bad for lunar orbital stability.

  • Bobarian||

    They did see it; that's why they changed their mind.

  • gaijin||

    re: Alan Parsons...they probably planned to nuke the Dark Side of the Moon.

  • Tonio||

    OK, maybe a little bit crazy. But if it would have averted a war or nuclear strike on earth, totally worth it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Demonstration bombings don't seem to work, if the Japanese are any indication.

  • Solitude Guard||

    Are you kidding? Worked to perfection. Look at the industry and control that created.

  • Spartacus||

    Don't mess with America, we crazy.

    Works for Muslims.

  • Spartacus||

    Actually, I should say Arabs. I know lots of Muslims from non-Arab countries, and they are quite sane.

  • Lord Humungus||

    gotta nuke something! /muntz

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    What's so good about having this great arsenal if we don't get to use it?

    /McCain

  • Randian||

    That quote is apocryphally attributed to Madeline Albright, just FYI.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Keep correcting me and I'll start spamming you with naked photos of Madeline from my private collection.

  • ||

    don't tease - inquiring minds need to see these. I imagine it's not dissimilar in effect to a female Goatse

  • Solitude Guard||

    You mean tubgirl?

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

  • ||

    And just think...

    ...the real thing is probably MUCH worse.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    When I saw that my first thought was "I wonder if this is one of those 'Onion article taken seriously' situations with the Urkobold."

  • CE||

    They wanted to confirm if the moon was hollow, and hence an ancient alien spacecraft.

  • Rich||

  • ||

    you only posted that to elicit Robocop quotes.

  • Rich||

    You have twenty seconds to comply.

  • ||

    First, don't fuck with me. I'm a desperate man! And second, I want some fresh coffee. And third, I want a recount! And no matter how it turns out, I want my old job back! And I want a bigger office! And I want a new car! And I want the city to pay for it all!

  • ||

    Does the car need to get really shitty gas mileage?

  • Lord Humungus||

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Like, literally?
    I'm sure we could recover the valuable metals from Lake Huron using reverse osmosis or something.

  • Tim||

    How much acid would that require?

  • Rich||

    Ask the CIA.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Zing!

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    Homesteading would be better.

  • Bobarian||

    Can't we just give it to Canada?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    a majority of Americans now say the government should not guarantee healthcare for all

    Fucking ratbaggers.

    Why do they hate America?

  • Solitude Guard||

    Healthcare is a right!

  • ||

    FUCK YOU!

  • ||

    that too is a right that should be subsidised

  • ||

    But you should be penaltaxed for using esses instead of zees.

  • ||

    They are "Zeds". -P

  • Rasilio||

    Hey it is in some places.

    There was a bruhaha a few years ago in one of the Eurostates because the state welfare agency was hiring prostitutes for some old guy who was too crippled to go out and hire them on his own

  • Bobarian||

    Welfare I can support...

  • ||

    Cushing man gets jail for striking estranged wife with genitalia

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Glad to see it wasn't Peter Cushing.

  • Rich||

    This was not his normal conduct"

    Usually he strikes only genitalialess estranged wives.

  • Solitude Guard||

    Damn teabaggers.

  • Brett L||

    At least they didn't book him for soliciting prostitution, since he offered her $20 for sex first.

  • Spartacus||

    Whose genitalia did he use?

  • KMA Too||

    I dunno, but we ought to get Jon LaJoie in on this.

  • PapayaSF||

    He said his estranged wife was planning to go to Pakistan to meet a man she met online.

    We know that's going to work out well!

  • Lord Humungus||

    California Finds Economic Gloom Starting to Lift
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11.....gence.html

    California’s recovery echoes a rebound across much of the country; the state suffered not only one of the longest downturns but also one of the most severe. Economists say the turnaround, should it continue, is a positive harbinger for the nation, given the size and diversity of the state’s economy.

    Democrats here have been quick to argue that the improvements in fiscal conditions that the state is now projecting after voters approved the temporary tax increase may embolden other states, and Congress, to raise some taxes rather than turn to a new round of cuts.
  • wareagle||

    articles like this give the impression that just the appearance of the tax hike initiative on a ballot spurred the economy all by itself. CA's rebound, such as it is, likely has to do with no other direction being possible and businesses deciding to do business with elections done.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Of course when those new taxes hit, let us just observe if rainbows and unicorns spring up everywhere in CA. I suspect not.

  • gaijin||

    I sort of get the feeling that all these 'recovery' stories are like Pravda: a campaign to convince us of the truth by repeating it, reality be damned. I don't see how you look at fundamentals and conclude 'recovery'.

  • PapayaSF||

    Of course. When Republicans are in charge, 5% unemployment is a tragedy. When Democrats are, 8% is a recovery and shows that everything is going as planned.

  • Brett L||

    With all of the businesses that have pulled out of CA in the last 2-3 years, there's bound to be some room for small fish to grow bigger.

  • CE||

    Economists call it a "dead cat bounce".

  • mr simple||

    From the comments:

    Mitchell Zimmerman Palo Alto, CA
    FLAG
    I'm a Californian, and I'd feel better if Romney would leave our state, go to Texas, and see if he can energize the Texas secession movement. Time to get rid of him and them.

    Brilliant!

  • iggy||

    Who needs rich people? The poor can pay all the taxes!

  • ||

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    There were two at my high school. I did not benefit from their generosity however.

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    Probably avoiding neckbeards.

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    NFL cheerleader boinking kid in Cincinnati, this situation in Dayton. Nothing at all at home in Springfield. No wonder I left Ohio as soon as possible.

  • robc||

    She was a Bengals cheerleader, but the school and boinking were in Kentucky. Just like the Cincy airport.

  • Delroy||

    Well, some refer to the Dayton suburb where this occurred, Huber Heights, as Hubertucky.

  • np||

    "three felony counts of sexual battery"

    Jesus fucking christ. I'm actually kinda pissed off how in most of these cases, the guys are not coming to her defense, like that student who stuck by the hot cheerleader teacher story, appearing in court, etc the whole time (bravo for him)

  • Zeb||

    "On a 16 year old student"?

    Wouldn't "with" be a better preposition there? I'm sure the student was an enthusiastic participant.

  • ||

    Scarred for life. Poor kid. All his classmates (especially the guys)are going to pick on him and call him disparaging names. Never be able to show his face again. I really feel sorry for him.

    Can't we just agree to the double standard and be happy for him? Okay, fire the teacher...but it ends there.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    The biggest practical difference is the cost is never an issue with the UK model where you still have out of pocket costs in the obamacare model.

    Meh. Average at best (though still better than what I was getting at 16).

  • Fatty Bolger||

    It seems like they're almost always attractive and married.

  • mr simple||

    Pretty face.

    for Ohio.

  • Lord Humungus||

    10 things dogs hate about humans
    http://bitsandpieces.us/2012/1.....ut-humans/

  • Ted S.||

    How many pages does the list run to? I'm sure everybody here hates slideshow lists.

  • Lord Humungus||

    only one lonely jpg.

  • Ted S.||

    They use a jpg for text??

  • Randian||

    Well, it's kinda like one of those things your aunt posts on Facebook.

  • Ted S.||

    Sounds like most of the emails I get from my mother. (Most of them end up straight in the bucket bin after I see the pointless subjects.)

  • thom||

    ? It doesn't say anything about immigrants, prayer in schools, or the heroism of our fighting men overseas.

  • Lord Humungus||

    easy FB sharing?

    Okay, just forget I even posted it!

  • Bee Tagger||

    Syria's embattled government has found support in Latin America. You guessed it: The governments of Venezuela and Cuba.

    Sean Penn for ambassador to Syria!

  • tarran||

    The United States once planned to nuke the moon, just to show the Soviet bloc that we could. Don't mess with America, we crazy.

    America: we will kill you in your sleep on Christmas

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Just think if George had nukes!

  • RBS||

    Didn't need them since he was 12ft high and made of radiation...

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Opponents beware!

  • tarran||

    He's coming!

  • Tim||

    The Man in the Moon's crazy girlfriend:

    "He got weed! He got weed!"

  • ||

    When butt enhancement goes horribly wrong: Woman left with hideous bulge after implant 'flips inside out'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....z2DcVDEYN5
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  • tarran||

    Damn! You beat me to it.

  • ||

    It's not a toomah.

  • Ted S.||

    Can't you just link to the photo? (I generally find tabloid sites to be bloated memory hogs which are also badly designed with links to other stories taking up too much space.)

  • ||

    i could, but then someone would whinge that I hadn't linked to the story as it included the video and amusing arse implant details. You lot really are aged bluesmen - you can't be satisfied.

  • ||

    Nonsense! The fact you are generous enough to post, grace us with your presence, and provide snark is satisfaction enough, Spunky One. -P

  • Quetzalcoatl||

    I would prefer to be a Folksman

  • Solitude Guard||

    +1 New Main St. Singer

  • Solitude Guard||

    I'm more of a teen metalhead. But your conclusion holds.

  • Ted S.||

    You know, you're allowed two links in each comment. One for the photo, one for the article.

    (I thought it was going to be a breast implant that flipped.)

  • Tonio||

    Next you'll be whinging about how we should be able to post photos here, you monster. What's next, flashing text?

  • ||

    Is the only reason (drink!) you're here to bitch about the links people post?

  • Ted S.||

    No; I'm just a curmudgeon with an old computer that doesn't do memory-hogging sites well.

    Go to the top of the comments and you'll see I suggested Groovus try swearing. :-)

  • ||

    Trust me, I know my MAT but good; it was just the fist thing that came to mind. -D

  • Jordan||

    Dude, a $200 netbook could load those sites just fine. It's time to ditch the 486.

  • Brett L||

    NoScript for firefox cut my load times (and memory consumption) to about 1/10th of what I'd been experiencing.

  • Ted S.||

    I'm using Opera.

  • Rich||

    hideous bulge

    Nice band name.

  • Solitude Guard||

    Their album covers pretty much make themselves.

  • SIV||

    so it wasn't me.

    My $2 dream of owning a 100'+ yacht crewed by latex-clad bisexual bondage babes is dashed, alas.

  • Tonio||

    You straight people are so weird.

  • SIV||

    I probably would have settled for neoprene over latex, more saltwater friendly.

  • Restoras||

    I'm afraid this just scrathes the surface.

  • Brett L||

    Dude. The first rule the rich learn is that if floats, flies, or fucks you should always rent instead of buy.

  • Randian||

    I'd probably do the NetJets version of all three, myself.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Third-Quarter G.D.P. Growth Is Revised Up to 2.7%
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11.....o-2-7.html

    Zero Hedge says:
    Ugly Q3 GDP Confirms Personal Consumption Collapsing; Headline "Growth" Driven By Government, Inventory Accumulation
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/.....n-governme

    so are we seeing the beginning of a new dawn or just more numbers manipulation?

  • Restoras||

    More like a collapsing entrance with only the long dark of Moria ahead of us.

  • NeonCat||

    I don't know about y'all but I've felt a lot poorer as the year has progressed even as I've tried to cut my personal spending back. My company didn't have enough profitable months to give bonuses, either.

    Good thing the Great Recession is over and the Light-Bringer has been re-elected. I'm sure I'll be rolling in the dough in no time.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Jim DeMint leaves door open to 2016 run.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....10793.html

    Hilarious. He is Rick Santorum with a nasty attitude. Keep them coming!

  • Solitude Guard||

    I'm sure everyone is going to remember this in 2016.

  • Randian||

    Everyone knows Goldwater Republicans worship the rise of the One Party State.

  • SIV||

    # 2 or 3 "most libertarian-leaning" US Senator.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Absurd. DeMint became a Senator in 2005 thus missed all the Big Gov votes in Bush's first term. You can bet he would have been a loyal Compassionate Conservative had he been there.

  • SIV||

    Why do you think he ran? DeMint has spent his career targeting establishment-friendly big government GOP Senators and Senate candidates.

  • Randian||

    I would like to point out, again, that shrike is encouraging DeMint to run because he thinks it will help Democrats win.

    Which is strange behavior for a Goldwater Republican, to be sure.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    No. I want libertarians to produce sane candidates so that they become large enough to wield power like in a parliamentary system. Only 10-15% of Congress is needed to do that.

    Supporting a guy who wants to homo-test school teachers is not the way to do that.

  • Randian||

    Sure you do...which is why you're encouraging Democrats to win elections.

    Your secret plan all makes sense now.

  • Proprietist||

    To be fair, Shrike claims to have voted for Johnson. Also, to be fair, those folks around here who prefer Team Red over Team Blue look just as foolish as Shrike does preferring Team Blue over Team Red.

  • SIV||

    DeMint forgot to submit that homo-testing-teachers bill before the US Senate.

  • Restoras||

    What do you expect from a moronic imbecile like shreeek?

  • CE||

    They're going to trot out all the libertarian leaning, small government pretending types they can, to try to split the anti-establishment vote from Rand Paul.

  • Solitude Guard||

    Isn't the UN voting on recognising Palsestiniastan today?

  • Ted S.||

    I'd respond by suggesting they admit Taiwan too.

  • ||

    Kurdistan merits at least an honourable mention.

  • robc||

    Anything that pisses off Turkey, Iraq and Iran at the same time has to be a good thing.

  • Restoras||

    Let's not forget Catalonia!

  • SIV||

    Anything that pisses off Turkey, Iraq and Iran at the same time has to be a good thing.

    The future Kurd Empire/Greater Kurdistan/Kurdlahoma.

  • Fatty Bolger||

  • Lord Humungus||

    It's a sentence you've heard many times before: Lindsay Lohan was arrested early this morning.

    Yes, again.
    http://omg.yahoo.com/news/lind.....29891.html

  • Solitude Guard||

    Is she still rich? How come they're not cuffing and tasing her and shooting her dog?

    I somehow doubt she shows the officers 'proper respect'. I guess I can dream of her to one day feature on Balko's.

  • SIV||

    The Ginger Goddess should capitalize on her rep by doing a women in prison movie.

  • ||

    Goddess?! Do you have cataracts?

  • ||

    some people like drunken lesbians. Chacun a son gout and all that

  • Lord Humungus||

    he just wants to part of the journey: down into the gutter.

  • SIV||

    ahem...

    SFW, I think

  • Restoras||

    Ick. And that's after all the photoshopping.

  • SIV||

    Terry Richardson doesn't photoshop his pics to fix the models. Look at his body of work.

  • ||

    Disgusting. I wouldn't touch that with Shriek's dick.

    Also, I strongly suggest an appointment with an ophthalmologist, stat.

  • Randian||

    You and Restoras need help. Without any other outside input, the girl in that photo is hot.

  • Restoras||

    Sure, but the girl in the photo is imaginary. You may as well pine after a hentai character. If that girl showed up on your doorstep without all the photoshopping you'd probably say she has the wrong address.

  • Randian||

    Sure, but the girl in the photo is imaginary.

    So are the ladies who perform in Adult Entertainment. I bet that didn't stop you, though.

  • SIV||

    Linds looks great in the Paparazzi pics where they are trying to make her look bad. Most train-wreck former-child stars are lucky to get one shot at Playboy. Lindsey Lohan can do fashion-mag spreads with famous photographers anytime she needs cash. Hell, that is her major source of income as she is uninsurable on feature films.

  • CE||

    If she showed up at my doorstep, I'd split my booze with her and definitely let her crash on the couch. Just for the safety of the other drivers out there.

  • ||

    You and Restoras need help.

    She's no IFH, but BEHOLD! Real life UKR physician!

    (Uploaded with permission, and yes, I will work with this woman beginning next week. Envy me.)

  • 0073735963||

    "She's no IFH, but BEHOLD! Real life UKR physician!

    (Uploaded with permission, and yes, I will work with this woman beginning next week. Envy me.)"

    Why would anyone be jealous that you work with a 6 1/2?

  • Ted S.||

    Barbara Stanwyck is TCM's Star of the Month for December. Ladies They Talk About is running on December 20.

  • SIV||

    I got to watch most of an episode of The Big Valley in the dentist's chair on Tuesday. Bruce Dern played an evil bounty hunter. Most expensive TV show I ever watched.

    I like Miss Stanwyck in Double Indemnity and Night Nurse

  • Rich||

    Meh. Just a publicity stunt for "Liz & Dick".

  • ||

    She's got the second part down pat.

  • Brett L||

    Well, it looks like I'm going to break my rule about not voluntarily dealing with cops when I can avoid it. I got a total scam letter - You win $250k, here's a $3700 check, don't tell anyone because this letter has your sekret numbers! Don't cash the check until you've paid the "taxes" by two separate Money Grams, each of which is just slightly below UK1000 - by US Mail. And I hate the fuck out of someone who will try to scam people. Hopefully, I can set the Feds on them without blowback.

  • sarcasmic||

    You'll be lucky if they file a report.

  • Brett L||

    Yup. I got, "thanks for telling us. we'll call you if anything turns up."

    Me:"So... do you want the letter and the check?"

    Them:"Hold on to it, but we've got what we need over the phone for right now."

    When I am God-Emperor, things will be different. Breaking fraud will be the promotion path in my peace officer corps.

  • sarcasmic||

    Just as I expected. No report was filed. No notes were taken. In twenty minutes you could call back and they will have completely forgotten your previous call.

    They don't care.

  • ||

    Hope you don't own a dog.

  • R C Dean||

    We had a scammer call somebody at the hospital, claiming to be from the FBI and doing an investigation. Their phone number checked out as being in downtown DC, but the whole thing smelled hinky.

    I called 'em back, told 'em they'd have to deal with me. They said they would check out my bona fides, and never called back.

    I declined to call the feds on them. I figured it was pointless.

  • tarran||

    It is pointless.

    My ex was being scammed by "Detective Smith of the FBI", and the real FBI was quite bored as they took down the information. Actually, I got the distinct impression that the duty agent was actually pretending to take down information while "uh huh"ing me. They clearly didn't give a shit, and who can blame them, more work for no pay-off.

  • sarcasmic||

    Actually, I got the distinct impression that the duty agent was actually pretending to take down information while "uh huh"ing me.

    That's been my experience with law enforcement. They don't give a shit unless there's something they can legally steal.

  • Randian||

    Deposit the check in an enemy's bank account.

  • Tim||

    If the Police need your bank account number to investigate it may be one of those fake police departments.

  • Brett L||

    In links news - hopefully this wasn't posted last night - NHL player arrested for dressing as teletubby, and blowing a .30 BAC.

  • ||

    That is choice. Please God let him have been carrying Tinky-Winky's handbag too

  • Tim||

    Police say the 20-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins center from St. Catharines, Ontario, was wearing the costume of a purple Teletubby known as Tinky Winky during the stop.

  • Ted S.||

    Insert SLD about the iniquity of the 21-year-old drinking age.

  • Randian||

    SLD s/b "DUI is a victimless crime", IMO.

  • ||

    Agreed.

  • Tim||

    Let he who is without sin Tinky the first Winky.

  • Ted S.||

    This article should have had the mug shot, assuming it's of the guy still in costume.

  • waaminn||

    lol, that jsut sounds silly dude. I mean like seriously.
    www.Fake-dat-IP.tk

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The quality of many incoming teachers is such that they conspire with an insider to cheat their way to a certification.

    Federal prosecutors in Memphis are investigating an educator who they say ran a test cheating ring in three Southern states for teachers and prospective teachers who wanted to pass standardized certification exams.

    [. . .]

    According to court documents, Mr. Mumford, a former assistant principal and guidance counselor, helped create fake government identification for test takers, and collected fees ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 from individuals who were concerned about passing tests administered by the Educational Testing Service in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

    When incoming “teachers” require greasing the wheels just to get a job, it should be a sign that our educational system is not in need of yet more teachers. If the population needed more teachers, we wouldn’t have to be forced to accept education college fluffs who cheated their way in.

  • Tim||

    Normally you don't see that kind of hustle in a guidance counselor.

  • Brett L||

    I have dated, over the last 4-5 years, several graduates of the FSU Ed school who claimed to have done well. I was appalled at their lack of education. I mean, being generous, perhaps their program focused entirely on pedegoguery, because it sure didn't include literature, history, math, or science.

  • Randian||

    Ed majors are well-meaning half the time but dumb almost always.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    But what would the college experience have been without well meaning but dumb girls?

  • Ted S.||

    "pedagoguery": is that a cross between pedagogy and demagoguery?

  • Randian||

    I liked it.

  • Brett L||

    Dammit, Ted, I'm an engineer not a spelling major!

  • Tim||

    Are you saying that women who date you are dumb? Maybe the school isn't the reason...

  • Brett L||

    The smart ones don't tend to stay in Tallahassee. If I weren't chained to an underwater house, I would probably follow them.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The vast majority of College of Ed classes are pedagogy and administrative. Where I did my undergrad, an education major didn't need but 4 upper level classes in their field. English Ed majors only needed 4 English lit classes, math ed only needed 4 upper level math classes, etc. Majors in the fields proper, math, english, etc needed 12 upper level classes in their field to graduate.

    How universities aren't downright embarrassed by their colleges of ed is downright disgusting. It is by far the fluff program at every university.

  • Tim||

    Money makers. Their graduates are going to be union members, they don't have to be good at anything, they just have to show up.

  • Spartacus||

    We are embarrassed, but they rake in lots of govt grant money so we keep them around.

    Some states require high school teachers to do a major in the field they are going to teach. We tried that a while back and gave up because no one who can actually complete a math major wants to teach, and nobody who wants to teach can complete a math major (with a few exceptions, who usually don't stay in teaching long).

  • ||

    Did anyone mention Moynihan's epic re-smackdown of Oliver Stone and his BFF commie professor yet?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/a.....tates.html

    Stone and Kuznick helpfully explain that the “objective [of] this project” is to provoke a “much-needed conversation about the direction our country needs to go in to counter a century-plus, and we believe disastrous, course of empire, war, and domination. That is our objective in this project, which one would never know from reading Moynihan’s review.” What I said in my review, though, is that this book is activism masquerading as history. And I thank the authors for strengthening my point.
  • tarran||

    Jesus! This is so sad.

    A small wooden boat found off the western island of Sado in Japan contained decomposing bodies, according to local police.
    The boat was badly damaged and contained faint markings on the side that appeared to be Korean characters, according to the Sado West Police. But the characters were so faint that they could not read it clearly, said Toshiyuki Kojima, deputy chief of Sado Nishi Police Station.
    ...

    Police would not say exactly how many bodies were found on the boat, but said that some bodies had decomposed to the point where only skeletons remained.

    North korea.... what an awesome place.

  • Beezard||

    Were their really 300 comments and no one linked to the Mr. Show skit about blowing up the moon?

    pathetic.

    Id do it myself, but then you'd never learn...

  • GILMORE||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csj7vMKy4EI

    We're spending all this money, millions of dollars, to blow up the moon, when there are so many things here on Earth to blow up ... Mount Everest, the North Pole, et cetera. We're earthlings, let's blow up Earth things!

  • mr simple||

    Researchers can predict if college freshman intend to become sexually active based solely on content they post to Facebook.

    In a study to be published January in the Journal of Sex Research, the team led by assistant professor Megan Moreno from the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that sexual references and revealing photographs posted to Facebook by 18-year-old college freshmen were not associated with the students’ sexual experience. However, the sexual content was associated with an increased likelihood of initiating sexual activity.

    It's a good thing we have these researchers around. Hopefully they'll publish a list so parents can properly monitor and worry.

  • Rasilio||

    Wait, I can infer from the fact that someone is a college freshman that they either currently are or intend to become sexually active at some point in the very near future, like as soon as they can find someone who'll say yes/ask them (depending on their personal level of initiative/aggression)

    Can someone give me a few hundred grand for my results now?

  • joey89924||

    he was found to have acted 'within policy'.Notice how his buddies do absolutely nothing.
    LM324N

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