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  • Whiterun Guard||

    Leonard Bernstein!

  • Chloe||

    Lenny Bruce!

  • Ted S.||

    I vote for better hair.

  • robc||

    Apparently it starts with a dusting of snow and strong winds.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    With the world ending I can finally tell you all what I think of you.

  • Ted S.||

    You're just pissed because you didn't get the first comment today.

    Who's going to get the last comment?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I have have Whiterun Guard, Chloe and you blocked with Reasonable, so FIRST!

  • Ted S.||

    How would you know I posted if you have me blocked? ;-)

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Because I am The One.

  • Ted S.||

    You're proud to be The One?

  • nicole||

    Well that was a tease.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I LOVE YOU ALL!

  • nicole||

    Aww, someone's getting all end-of-the-world sentimental! Love u Fist!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Shut up, baby, I know it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    France declared victory and brought the last of its troops home from Afghanistan.

    Did this declaration at all involve a white flag?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    The White Flag of Victory! First Algeria, now Afghanistan. Man, France really own's the 'A' countries...hope you like snails and smelly cheese, America...

  • Pro Libertate||

    Winners like. . .North Vietnam?

  • MOFO.||

    Vietnam was a tie!

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm tellin' you, baby, they kicked your little ass there! Boy, they whooped yer hide real good!

  • Whiterun Guard||

    A Las Vegas grand jury decided against indicting a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, disabled Gulf War veteran last year. Hey, cops need their practice swings.

    In his defense, the disabled guy really looked a lot like a radscorpion.

  • Ted S.||

    Procedures were followed; nothing else happened.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Las Vegas grand jury decided against indicting a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, disabled Gulf War veteran last year.

    At least it was brought to a grand jury, although who knows what they were told.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I could get a Grand Jury to indict a ham sandwich. But apparently not an entire pig.

  • ||

    I see what you did there.

  • Ted S.||

    Did the policeman kill the guy's dog too?

  • ||

    It pretty much goes without saying at this point.

  • $park¥||

    This just in: Miss Universe contestants not known for intelligence.

    "I think that any leys there are in Constitution or in life, are already made. I think that we should have, uh, a straight way to go in our similar, or, eh, in our lives as is this. For example, I'm a surfer, and I think that the best wave that I can take is the wave that I wait for it. So please do our only, eh, law that we can do. Thank you Vegas!"

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I just ran that through google translator and it exploded.

  • sarcasmic||

    To be fair, she was speaking in a second language.

  • wareagle||

    yeah, but what was that second language because reading the quote, it's not English.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    It's the Miss Universe pageant, so I assume she was speaking Universe.

  • $park¥||

    THE ALIENS ARE AMONG US!!1!1!111!!!!!1

  • Way Of The Crane||

    What planet is she from and do all the women there have lopsided boobs too?

  • wareagle||

    she was the at-large contestant representing the Federation?

  • MWG||

    No excuses, play like a champ!

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    So, does she speak like this because she is a Miss Universe contestant, or because she is a surfer? Or is she a Miss Universe contestant because she speaks like this?

  • BakedPenguin||

    I don't know why we're making fun of her. She doesn't think we need any more laws, and she's hot.

  • RBS||

    All I needed to know.

  • sarcasmic||

    She's more coherent than any Ke$ha song I've ever heard.

  • nicole||

    You admit you've heard them!

  • sarcasmic||

    Flipping through the cable I saw a performance of hers on one of the music stations and thought I'd see what the fuss was about. It was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I'll give her points for being a weirdo, but the songs were just plain terrible. I guess I'm getting old.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Flipping through the cable I saw a performance of hers on one of the music stations and thought I'd see what the fuss was about. It was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I'll give her points for being a weirdo, but the songs were just plain terrible. I guess I'm getting old.

    No you're not getting old. Well, you probably are getting old, but that isn't the issue here. Steven Wilson is right.

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    Ehh,she wouldn't be bad if you pressure washed all the junk off her first. I'd use Kwell in the soap tank, just to be sure.;

  • $park¥||

    Here's a humble suggestion for all the H&R visitors. From now on when you read sarcasmic's posts, imagine them being said by Christopher Walken. You won't be disappointed.

  • sarcasmic||

    He hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then, when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

  • db||

    Try this one...

    The whole album ("Closed on Account of Rabies") has some great readings (not all by Walken, but all by folks with unique voices and styles).

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    wow. that works pretty well.

  • Rich||

    At the risk of being perceived as more clueless than Miss Venezuela, what's a "ley"?

  • tarran||

    A ley is a type of short ballad popular in chivalry.

  • ||

    Well Rich, when a man and a woman love each other very, very much...

  • Ted S.||

    It's the monetary unit of Romania, or something they put around your neck in Hawaii.

    Or, it's something you'll never get from a woman.

  • Zeb||

    Spanish for law, in case that was a real question.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    Apparently it's how Venezuelans pronounce "law" when one of their boobs start to wander.

  • ||

    I was born under a wandering boob

  • ||

    Ah, the old Johnny Cash ditty

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Titty ditty?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Ditty? More like tittie!

    /7th grader

  • ||

    It's just her I think. Miss Russia said her country is "a kind cow with very big eyes, funny horns and always chewing its mouth; oh, what sweet milk she gives!... My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans. From it, bleeding, like from a sinking ship, engineers, doctors, teachers are fleeing, because they have nothing to live on. My Russia - it is an endless Caucasian war."

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  • nicole||

    That is amazing. Thank you, ifh.

  • alittlesense||

    It sounds like the horrible Russian poetry I had to study in college for a 20th Century Russian Lit in Translation course.

  • Ted S.||

    Night. A street. A street lamp. A pharmacy.
    A meaningless dim light.

    (I had to memorize that poem in the original for one of my Russian classes.)

  • ||

    Spasibo, Ted. Mne nravitsja jeto pojemu.

  • Ted S.||

    Technically, isn't it only stikhi and not a poema?

  • Way Of The Crane||

    My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans.

    And her Russia forces her to pose for Playboy and dress up like a Barbie doll in order to point out how shallow and materialistic everyone else is. Man Russia sucks.

  • ||

    Now that is a lovely woman! Not the most beautiful I have seen, but pretty damn close.

  • ||

    Odd. It translates perfectly in Ukrainian.

  • ||

    Miss Poland was clearly the winner.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    You got me to go look. Miss USA was a disappointment. We have better looking girls in my neighborhood.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    If there are more like her, she must be why Poland is always getting invaded.

  • JW||

    To be fair, that what I always imagined how Lech Walesa would look mostly naked.

  • ||

    I gotta go with Miss Israel

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Russia's loss is Israel's gain!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Now that's kosher!

  • ||

  • ||

    Miss Ukraine from a completely different competition than Miss Universe, but OK.

    This is Miss Ukraine from Miss Universe. Needz moar bridle n' bit.

  • ||

    Nonsense. She's a perfectly lovely girl. Doesn't hold a candle to the best looking woman I have ever seen, but still, attractive nonetheless.

  • sloopyinca||

    I wouldn't call her horse-faced, but she's got a bit of a lantern-jaw.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ben Affleck may run for the U.S. Senate from Massachussetts.

    He'll run on his record of saving the world from meteors and his election would save the world from Gigli 2.

  • Drake||

    With Elizabeth Warren as the state's senior Senator (if Kerry goes to Sec State), Affleck will be by far the smartest Senator from the state.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Just because she calls corn "maize"...

  • Pro Libertate||

    Mazola, corn goodness.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Damn you - now that #$^&ing; commercial is going to running through my mind all morning.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You call it corn, we call it maize.

  • ||

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    So when you squeeze an ear of corn, how much oil do you get? Prior to buttering it, I mean.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Italians call corn maize? Really?

  • ||

    Greeks.

  • ||

  • DJF||

    Don't be silly, next you will be telling me that Al Franken should be a Senator.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    You mean THIS Al Franken?

  • Rasilio||

    Am I the only one who thinks Al Franken and Jill Stein should get married and then hyphenate their names?

  • Stormy Dragon||

    A few years ago, the President of the California Medical Association was actually named Dr. Frankenstein:

    http://www.thecmafoundation.or.....stein.aspx

  • Restoras||

    At least that would save us from any more of his movies.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    His more recent movies, like Argo, have been better now that they've stopped trying to making him an action hero. He's also a pretty good director. I wouldn't be suprised if he ends up being like Ron Howard, where he's more known for his directing career than his earlier acting work.

  • Jerry on the road||

    That Obama vid suggests he won't be doing much on gun control. But he cares about your concerns, and that's all what matters ain't it.

  • Ted S.||

    He could always vote "present".

  • wareagle||

    intentions trump all

  • R C Dean||

    Gotta love the way they responded pronto to this petition, but so many others are being slow played.

  • ||

    Will they get more names on the gun control petition than they got on secession? They were at 700k for secession last I read. But if the gun control succeeds, I'll add my name to the secession list although being in New York it would be purely symbolic.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    All Republicans are insane. And they want you and your children to die, cold and hungry, in the street.

    This is apparently the lesson of the day.

  • ||

    When you put it that way, I'm convinced.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    All Republicans are insane. And they want you and your children to die, cold and hungry, in the street.

    Wait, I thought Republicans wanted everyone to die of dysentery due to contaminated meat products. Was there a memo announcing this change?

  • ||

    French man kidnaps his daughter's killer, and dumps him gagged and bound on the steps of the courthouse.

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  • Whiterun Guard||

    Pfft, complete Rorschach ripoff.

  • R C Dean||

    You've got the man who killed your daughter bound and gagged in the trunk of your car . . .

    And he's still alive when you dump him?

    Does not compute.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    French man...

  • Way Of The Crane||

    Leave it to a Frenchman to expect the government to fix his problems.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Germany wouldn't extradite, so:

    "In a case that captivated France, Kalinka's biological father, Andre Bamberski, took the law into his own hands after Germany refused to hand Krombach over, employing a team of kidnappers to drag him to France before dumping him near a courthouse."

    Then a French court convicted the killer.

    Once they find someone in its jurisdiction, a court won't necessarily be picky about how the guy got there.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    This changes my opinion of the man. Thanks.

  • MOFO.||

    And he was sentenced to a 12 euro fine per year of kidnapping.

  • Rasilio||

    Hey, he'd probably still be alive when I dumped him too.

    I can't say he'd have all his body parts but his heart would definitely still be beating.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    You've got the man who killed your daughter bound and gagged in the trunk of your car . . .
    And he's still alive when you dump him?
    Does not compute.

    The answer from my French girlfriend in college (whose English failed completely whenever she got mad, BTW) to any red-blooded idea amounted to, "Dis iss be-cause yiou aire a vio-lent Americaine." I can imagine her horror at the idea that I would probably remove one toe an hour with a cross-peen hammer, then start on the fingers.

  • Zeb||

    Maybe he doesn't want to go to prison for murder.

  • $park¥||

    Why would you wait until the last day on Earth to announce this masterpiece?

    Brand Eating reports that Pizza Hut Singapore has released this extravaganza of a pizza with its dual-ring design: one stuffed with melted mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar cheeses and the other stuffed with chicken sausage and more cheese --just in time for the holidays.

    But the crust isn't the only area of double excitement. On top there's an inner pizza with smoked chicken and zucchini on an pepper Alfredo sauce and an outer pizza piled with turkey ham, bell peppers, and mushrooms, on a "salsa sauce." And yes, there is literally a cherry on top.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Yo dawg, I heard you like pizza, yadda yadda yadda

  • Restoras||

    This pizza is two days old already.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    It probably took that long to make it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Pizzas within pizzas within pizzas.

  • ||

    The pizza commands the dough and it obeys. The pizza orders itself and meets resistance.

  • Pro Libertate||

    "Listen carefully, Feyd," the Baron said. "Observe the pizzas within pizzas within pizzas."

  • ||

    There should be a science of pizza. People need hard times to develop pizza muscles.

  • ||

    You know, there are newer movies to quote guys. Perhaps Twilight.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm quoting a book, you illiterate.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Quite so - what is this "movie" to which he refers?!

  • ||

    You mean somebody wrote a book based on the movie Dune?

    Brilliant!

    Is the book as good as the movie?

  • ||

    What movie?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "You think me an old fool, eh Feyd? But you must learn so that one day you can run the pizzeria"

  • ||

    it's pizzas all the way down

  • Rasilio||

    I just wish they'd bring back the Priazzo orhowever you spelled it.

    Course that comes from back when Pizza Hut actually made decent pizza so they may have forgotten how.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "back when Pizza Hut actually made decent pizza"

    Wait...What?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Meanwhile, John Boehner rejected a Democratic call for a rushed vote on gun laws.

    Self defense will be a valuable ability at the bottom of that cliff.

  • NoVAHockey||

    I'm not going over any cliff. not until I push a few grandmothers first.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'm going over right now, before all the good seats are taken!

  • NoVAHockey||

    maybe I should hire a line stander for that.

  • db||

  • Ted S.||

    Make certain you giggle while you do it.

  • gaijin||

    . not until I push a few grandmothers first.

    to cushion your fall?

  • $park¥||

    The Christmas bird gets to stay!

    A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.

    Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors in Denham Springs, just east of Baton Rouge, so she decided to send a message with her decorations. Neighbors complained and police threatened to arrest her, so she and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the city.

    A judge ruled in her favor Thursday.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    You know who else had a finger light...

  • LTC(ret) John||

    ET?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The Human Torch?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Inspector Gadget?

  • Way Of The Crane||

    Secret Squirrel?

  • sloopyinca||

    Young Frankenstein's monster?

  • ||

    'Goth' student who hoped to spread Christmas cheer by dressing as Santa suspended after cops perceived his Facebook post telling students they were 'in for a big surprise tomorrow' as a threat of violence

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  • ||

    Is there no end to the horrible, senseless persecution of Goths?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Leave the Goths alone - now if you want to persecute Juggalos, go ahead!

  • Restoras||

    Hey, don't you be Othering the Franks, Angles, Saxons and Jutes!

  • Whiterun Guard||

    'We don't own any guns, we don't have any of that stuff going on here, and we don't believe in it We're a very good family,' Mr George said.

    On the one hand, fuck the school and the cops. On the other hand, couldn't happen to better people.

  • db||

    By implication, any family who has guns is a "very bad family" to this asshole.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    By implication, any family who has guns is a "very bad family" to this asshole.

    Yep. Fuck his "goodness" with a rusty chainsaw.

  • ||

    They don't have any guns? In Georgia? And they consider that "normal?!"

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The only white people in GA who don't own guns are rich liberals from Atlanta.

  • SIV||

    They opened a liberal gun shop/range inside the Perimeter so defense-minded progs wouldn't have to mingle with the redneck rabble.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I would say that I'd like to see this place because you know they're going to have some nice guns. But one of my local gun shops is the venerable budsgunshop.com which has virtually every gun in current production, along with hundreds of used guns.
    So fuck some fancy liberal gun shop.

  • ||

    PEAK. RETARD.

  • JW||

    Here, ifh, this is for you.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Crikey! He looks hungry!

  • ||

    A giant evil robot demon wreaking destruction would actually improve Perth.

    Fun fact: the Perth tourist map used to mark a building site by the river as "big hole in the ground" and the lot next to it (also under development) as "more big hole in the ground"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    House Republican leaders yanked their proposed tax-raising "Plan B," saying it's a wee bit shy of votes.

    They were going to be saddled with the blame anyway. No use having a tax-raising vote on your record for the mid-terms.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The UN Security Council gave thumbs-up to an African-led military force that will try to oust Islamists from northern Mali.

    The Dark Continent must love seeing those blue helmets.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Hey, those children are not going sell themselves or be raped by themselves you know!

  • Ted S.||

    You didn't rape yourself. Somebody made that happen.

  • bmp1701||

    You didn't rape that child. We all helped rape that child.

  • Heedless||

    It takes a village...

  • wareagle||

    Dark Continent? Really? The church of the aggrieved and the offended is crafting a strongly worded memo as we speak.

  • Ted S.||

    The church of the aggrieved and the offended is crafting a strongly worded memo as we speak.

    Would that be the Church of the Poisoned Mind?

  • Drake||

    Is it the Colored Continent? I'm losing track. African-Africa makes no sense.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The Continent of Color.

  • ||

    I present the Sports Illustrated 2013 Calander models. My favorite is Cintia Dicker. If we get married, I am taking her name. "Mr. Dicker?" "Oh, you gotta believe I dicker.. er I mean, I am Mr. Dicker."

    http://www.joblo.com/hollywood.....as-arrived

  • Restoras||

    Gingers are an abomination...except Cintia.

  • Drake||

    Ginger males should be killed at birth. The females are fun in a crazy way.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I have a friend who is a ginger. A mick, goes by the name of Sean. He's a really nice guy, and fun to hang out with. But Eric Kirkpatrick should be hunted down and beaten to death with a heavy club.

  • ||

    No

    (but he's the only exception, AFAIK)

  • ||

    Kate Upton, all the way. Those bewbs!

  • ||

    I'm so jealous right now... my work has some sort of web filter on :(

  • LTC(ret) John||

    A pity - its is some "I'll be in my bunk" type material.

  • ||

    Even for hetero chicks!

  • nicole||

    Though I do have to complain about how hideous the average "sexy" bathing suit is. The only one that might be cute is the plain red one Kate Upton has on in the second picture. And that's just like, four red triangles and some string, which is fine but not exactly creative.

  • $park¥||

    The creativity is in how it's worn, not how it's made.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I can't look at it right now, and I can't figure out where the fourth triangle would go?

  • wareagle||

    nicole,
    if someone is noticing the look of the suit, you're wearing it wrong.

  • nicole||

    I have to like it myself if I'm going to wear it at all.

    Whiterun Guard: three in front, one in the back (presumably).

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'm not asking how you like your porn, just what the fourth triangle is for!

  • Citizen Nothing||

    OK. I laughed.

  • nicole||

    Yeah that was pretty good.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Me too - WG has been on a rather extended run of good material lately.

  • ||

    My favorite bathing suit is the last one, but I don't see that being all that useful if you plan on, like, swimming and shit.

  • nicole||

    I feel like that top is only covering any part of her boobs at all because she's standing perfectly still and keeping her arms together. Talk about a "statement necklace," ha.

  • ||

    MEh. Seen better.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    If you were not in the UKR, I would have called BS.

  • ||

    Good - more for the rest of us.

  • ||

  • Ptah-Hotep||

    he said adding that about 40 percent of food stuff for the KFC restaurant is produced locally. Also on the list are beer and soft drinks.

    Nice.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    No road apples?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Dairy farmers concerned about not getting their cheese if congress doesn't hurry up with a fiscal crisis fix.

    "Congress needs to pass a comprehensive farm bill that helps farmers continue to feed the world, keeps food prices affordable and provides farmers some financial stability in the very unpredictable profession of farming", said Rebecca Lentz, a company spokeswoman.

    Any new farming bill should read "Fuck you, dairy farmers. If people want your product, they can buy it on their own." If you can't survive on what paying customers are willing to pay for your product, that IS NOT ANYONE ELSE'S FUCKING PROBLEM.

  • wareagle||

    Congress needs to pass a comprehensive farm bill that helps farmers continue to feed the world

    what did I miss? Why are farmers unable to feed the world without the help of Congress? Are Kerry, Reid, Boehner, et al hopping on tractors?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    What you missed is the resulting graft from a farm bill.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    It's about dairy farms.

    And you know the story about free milk and a cow...well Congress has a different approach.

  • wareagle||

    you would think a couple of the ladies in Congress would use the milk/cow analogy as a good reason for voting against welfare for Senator Cornbelt's district.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Because if the bill doesn't pass, this law written in 1940 goes into effect that (due to inflation) would require the government to buy milk at $8/gallon. With milk currently going for around $3.50/gallon in stories, this is likely to create shortages as well as waste huge amounts of tax dollars.

  • Zeb||

    Wait, doesn't a lot of the farm bill serve to keep prices higher than they would otherwise be?

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Don't you think farmers deserve a living wage!? Why do you hate America's farmers, you monster!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Don't you think farmers deserve a living wage!?

    Only if they can earn said living wage by producing a product people are wiling to buy.

  • nicole||

    YOU MONSTER!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Yes, but that's only good in a short term market. Once demand falls through the floor because the government has used up so much of the product and the prices are artificially inflated, the market is dry.

  • John||

    Maybe if they would stop subsidizing ethanol, they wouldn't need a farm bill to keep food available.

  • ||

    Meanwhile, John Boehner rejected a Democratic call for a rushed vote on gun laws.

    I'm still wondering (and worrying) about the chances of some nasty piece of legislation making it through both houses. Are all the pro-gun Dems and enough of the pro-gun Republicans going to jump ship?

  • ||

    At this point all we can hope for is stalemate until they break for the holidays.

  • NoVAHockey||

    both houses are out until after Christmas

  • R C Dean||

    By the time the new Congress gets going in January, this will all be a fading memory.

    Plus, you can be sure the Repubs and some Dems are going to get their ears chewed off by gun nut constituents on this.

    I think the Tea Party types and a lot of Repubs are spoiling for a fight after losing the election, and this one will do them just fine.

  • ||

    I think the Tea Party types and a lot of Repubs are spoiling for a fight after losing the election, and this one will do them just fine.

    Good, I say it's time for them to prove themselves useful.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Are all the pro-gun Dems and enough of the pro-gun Republicans going to jump ship?

    Probably not if they want to keep their seat.

  • ||

    Name, address, and details of a murder are not enough information for Canadian po-po

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Oh it's easy to armchair quarterback (or whatever the Australian Rules equivalent is: Chazzwalla? Bogodango?), but you weren't there ifh!

    They were super busy, what with keeping an eye on suspicious facebook pages and making sure there were no offended muslims around. And not to mention all the time on the range shooting at dog sized targets and target sized dogs.

  • db||

    That's pretty damning of the quality of policing in Canada. Although, it seems like it may not be uncommon in the U.S. for the same things to happen--witness Dahmer's brushes with the law before being caught.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    France declared victory and brought the last of its troops home from Afghanistan. Some other nations might want to consider that strategy.

    People had assumed that Iraq would be this generation's Vietnam. I posited that it wasn't Iraq, but Afghanistan that would prove to be our Vietnam.

    But it's worse than that. Afghanistan is proving to be an amalgamation of Vietnam and Korea.

    In 50 years, we will still be there, just like we are in Korea. It's worse than we could imagine.

  • Drake||

    So the French are only 10-years late on this one. With Obama reelected, we'll be at least 14 years late in declaring victory and leaving.

  • Don Mynack||

    Just level the Korangal and walk away. If we don't have the will to militarily deal with where 90% of the trouble in AF comes from, we shouldn't be there anyway. Beats the hell out of our current strategy of putting remote fire bases out in that shit and waiting to get attacked, so we know who to shoot at.

  • ||

    Woman accused of having sex with skeletons found guilty of 'disturbing the peace of the dead' and ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment

    more

  • ||

    Woman accused of having sex with skeletons--

    Wouldn't just a femur suffice?

  • bmp1701||

    A skull, if she's really ambitious.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    "Reservists probably shouldn't unpack."

    Oh please, you doubt the military effectiveness of Eleventy Star Field Marshall Mumbungle and his his highly trained, superbly equipped, elite troops? Look at the effective record the boys in blue have in West Africa alone!

  • ||

    The most important website on the planet: Boobies of the day.

    I dunno if this is work safe. No exposed nipples. Lots of cleavage.

    http://www.joblo.com/hollywood.....s/boobies/

  • Restoras||

    I'm just going to leave this right here...

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The editor who photoshopped out her lady parts ought to be strung for crimes against humanity.

  • Restoras||

    I hope that the unedited version is on a hardrive somewhere, waiting to be freed.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    It's the only way to save mankind.

  • ||

    The Nation unveils The Progressive Honor Roll of 2012. Who is this year's MVP?

  • Ted S.||

    Without having clicked on the link, I'd have to guess Sandra Fluke.

    Or maybe Todd Akin, on the grounds that he singlehandedly turned more people away from TEAM RED than anybody else.

  • Randian||

    What an odd paragraph:

    Bullock was busy defending democracy. He fought all the way to the Supreme Court to preserve Montana’s 100-year-old Corrupt Practices Act and its ban on corporate campaign money. It was the highest-profile legal challenge to the Court’s Citizens United ruling, and Bullock was cheered on by national reformers like John Bonifaz and Jeff Clements of the Free Speech for People campaign. Montana papers hailed Bullock’s “valiant stand for what is right.” In a 5-4 decision, the high court refused to respect the Montana law

    See, it makes it sounds as if the Supreme Court decided Bullock's petition along party lines, but the Montana Supreme Court was unilaterally and unanimously reversed on this subject in a per curiam opinion.

    I wouldn't say the Nation is being dishonest here, but they are definitely trying to obfuscate the truth by stringing together misleading sentences.

  • Randian||

    Oh no, apparently the reversal percuriam really was 5-4. Jesus.

  • John||

    but the Montana Supreme Court was unilaterally and unanimously reversed on this subject in a per curiam opinion.

    If that is true, and I am pretty sure it is, how does the Nation say In a 5-4 decision, the high court refused to respect the Montana law?

    What 5-4 decision? It was 9-0 as I remember.

  • Randian||

    Alright, here's the deal: I just pulled the opinion - the four liberals did, in fact, vote to deny the petition, but they dissented from the per curiam to express that they would like to reconsider Citizen's.

    But, yes, the decision was 9-0 to deny the petition, so The Nation did in fact lie here. This is from Breyer's dissent, joined by the other three:

    Were the matter up to me, I would vote to grant thepetition for certiorari in order to reconsider Citizens United or, at least, its application in this case. But given the Court’s per curiam disposition, I do not see a significant possibility of reconsideration. Consequently, I vote instead to deny the petition.
  • wareagle||

    I wouldn't say the Nation is being dishonest here

    no sweat; the Nation does a pretty good job of that all by itself.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I wouldn't say the Nation is being dishonest here, but they are definitely trying to obfuscate the truth by stringing together misleading sentences.

    Unpossible!

  • carol||

    They list The Colbert Report as "Most Valuable Educational TV Show". I get that siting Colbert gave them the opportunity to take a swipe at Super Pacs but educational, really?

  • ||

  • Zeb||

    Well, if it's anything like the New Year celebrations I have attended with a bunch of Russians and Ukranians, it involves lots of toasts, each followed by a shot of flavored vodka.

  • ||

    Yes, I am counting on that.-D

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Apparently, there is to be a moment of silence to celebrate the one week anniversary of Teh Horribulest Tragedy Evaaaaar.

    If it were not so fucking cold and windy, I would be sorely tempted to take the .45 outside and burn off a few rounds, just because I am a DICK.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Oh god, please just crack the window open and shoot out of it. Do it for me, Mr. Brooks!

  • db||

    Which minute?

  • Ted S.||

    Would it be in bad taste to commemorate by watching Targets?

  • SIV||

    "How do HnR commenters from Kentucky hold their likker?"

    "By the ears"

  • ||

    I think Sugarfree usually stays within his own species. He is from Kentucky, right? It would explain a lot of things.

  • John||

    There are others of his own species?

  • BuSab Agent||

    This is a truly disturbing thought.

  • SugarFree||

    I am not an animal! I am a hoo-mon being!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Also, Bloomberg is reporting this morning on a "study" which assigns some astronomical made-up number to the "cost of gun violence".

    Proving, no doubt, the need for a gun ban across America. Because the Limeys did it.

  • Randian||

    More proof that guns must have mandatory derpsurance!

  • wareagle||

    derpsurance....okay, that's pretty good.

  • $park¥||

    "If it were not so fucking cold and windy, I would be sorely tempted to take the .45 outside and burn off a few rounds, just because I am have a DICK."

    FTFY, Brooks. I think someone needs to check his privilege.

  • robc||

    We about 9-10 years late in adopting the French strategy in Afghanistan.

    The "war" was won the day the Taliban wasnt in power. We should have left within 72 hours of that.

  • John||

    Wife, mother, former Olympian, successful real estate agent and motivational speaker by day, hooker by night. And not because she needs the money but because she likes it. Maybe Lifetime Movies are closer to reality than I thought.

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/d.....ton-136952

  • ||

    She said that only her husband Mark, 44, was aware of her escort work, but that, “He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn’t supportive of this at all.” The couple lives in a $600,000 Madison home and appears to be in no financial distress based on a review of court and municipal records.

    "Honey, stop being a whore, please."
    "No!"
    "Oh, well. I tried my best."

  • John||

    Yeah. I am thinking he got off on her doing it.

  • NoVAHockey||

    that's the only reasonable explanation.

  • John||

    To each their own. The Smoking Gun are really dicks from publishing it. She is not bothering anyone. Why humiliate her like this?

  • ||

    That's my thought. SLUT SHAMING.

    Really, what the world needs is more sluts. Why discourage them?

  • John||

    Read the comments. Some of them are downright supportive.


    Samantha Green · Kansas City, Missouri
    Wow, this made my morning! It's not often I read something with my mouth agape that is actually true! Wow, that's all I have. She just made distance runners look way more interesting. I'm going to ask all my friends about their secret lives too! Wish I had her energy, she certainly fits a lot into her day...literally. I feel inept.

  • Restoras||

    I know this is preaching to the choir here but if she is independently contracting herself out to willing buyers of her services, who fucking gives a rats ass?

  • John||

    Other than for the most base and prurient reasons, no one should Restoras.

  • gaijin||

    Fits a lot in her...um, day. yeah.

  • ||

    Maybe he got a family discount at her escort agency. I might go for that deal.

  • wareagle||

    from the "you always pay for it anyway" school. Save the dinner, movie, whatever else and just get down to bidness.

  • SIV||

    I bet she didn't throw the money in the trash like Kathleen Turner's character, China Blue,in Crimes of Passion

  • John||

    I am sure. But she seems to do quite well. The motivational circuit is actually pretty lucrative if you are an Olympian. She seems to just like being a whore.

  • tarran||

    NTTAWT

  • Randian||

    Needz Moar "W"

  • nicole||

    NTTAWWW

  • MWG||

    Not that there's anything wrong with Warty?

  • ||

    Correct.

  • nicole||

    Whoring, MWG, whoring.

  • MWG||

    NTTAWWWW

    Not that there's anything wrong with Warty's whoring.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    6 of one, half dozen of the other.

  • nicole||

    Maybe it really is the end of the world, because I feel like this has...all happened before...

  • Ted S.||

    This was discussed I believe in yesterday's PM links, and got a link on 24/7.

    Of course, nobody reads 24/7, so I can't blame you for missing that.

  • John||

    I was actually working for a living during the PM links.

  • ||

    Oh, your Congressional-mandated Quarterly Day of Actual Work?

  • John||

    Yes. And I was none too happy about it either.

  • Jerry on the road||

    The couple lives in a $600,000 Madison home and appears to be in no financial distress based on a review of court and municipal records

    Isn't that so Jezebel, that the reason she's spreading her legs must have some underlying financial cause brought on by capitalism.

  • ||

    Woman likes to have sex for the sheer fun of it: news at 11.

    (sometimes I wish we had smilies here, but just this one)

  • Brett L||

    I was running with a group at the FSU track this summer and there were some women, looked to be 400-800m runners by their workouts. Holy God. Perfection.

  • tarran||

    You are a bureaucratic in the UN.

    Those pesky scientists keep publishing stuff that shows the notion that burning stuff for energy will ovrheat the planet is probably incorrect.

    You can't pretend shit that the World Wildlife Fund made up whole loth and put on its website to scare people into giving it money is science anymore, because people are wise to that and are calling you on it.

    What to do? What to do?

    I know! Commission a journal to publish articles based on the shit that the WWF made up and pretend that it's science!

  • $park¥||

    Needs more Dennis Hopper.

  • waaminn||

    I think ALL Americans should be required to be armed at ALL times! Had just one person at that school been armed, lives would have been saved!

    www.Global-Anon.tk

  • Randian||

    Anonobot for Supreme AI Overlord!

  • ||

    STRANGE GAME

    THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS NOT TO PLAY

  • wareagle||

    when anonbot makes sense and is on topic, it makes you think the Mayans may really have been on to something.

  • tarran||

    I've encountered this line of thinking much less often than the gun-grabbers' silliness, and it too is a bit wrongheaded.

    When deciding to lash out at the feds, McVeigh chose a heavily armed target, and blew it to kingdom come with a homemade bomb.

    The Columbine gunmen also tried to use bombs, but they didn't go off.

    The preparation of a bomb can be jsut as satisfying to the spree killer as the amassing of an arsenal.

  • Randian||

    Huh? The Bot did say "at that school"

  • tarran||

    I'm responding to the implication that being armed at all times would prevent this stuff.

    Yes, a few armed people at the school would probably have stopped this particular spree with a lower body count. Or it might not have since he had the drop on everyone with a rifle. One can't be certain.

    But, if everyone is armed, these bozos will switch methods to something else, and bomb-making can be equally satisfying to collecting guns.

  • tarran||

    Of course, that doesn't mean I disagree with people arming themselves to suit their tastes. I've known a couple of people who likely owed their lives to the firearm they had on their person when they were attacked, and also have a family member who wasn't armed, and is dealing with a pretty debilitating case of PTSD IMHO as a result.

  • Randian||

    Bomb-making is a lot harder than acquiring a firearm.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Maybe it is for you.

    MUHUHUHWAAHA!

    Uh, nevermind.

  • SFC B||

    It was nice knowing you LTC(R). Let us know where we can send cakes with files in them.

  • np||

    3D-Printing Firm Makerbot Cracks Down On Printable Gun Designs

    “MakerBot’s focus is to empower the creative process and make things for good,” writes Makerbot spokesperson Jenifer Howard. “Thingiverse has been going through an evolution recently and has had numerous changes and updates. Reviewing some of the content that violates Thingiverse’s Terms of Service is part of this process.”

    In the past, Makerbot chief executive and founder Bre Pettis has remained ambivalent about guns on Thingiverse, which has become the world’s most popular sharing platform for 3D-printing files.

    In response to Makerbot’s crackdown, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson wrote to me in an email, saying that the group plans to create its own site for hosting “fugitive” 3D printable gun files “in the next few hours.”

    Neither Wilson believes that neither Makerbot’s purge of gun parts nor the outcry over the Newtown shooting has hampered Defense Distributed’s initiative. “The Internet routes around censorship,” he writes. “The project becomes more vital.”

    http://defensedistributed.com/

  • np||

    From their site:

    ***We are aware the reactionaries at Thingiverse, owned by MakerBot Industries, have taken down all STL files related to 3D printing firearms. We are preparing an alternative upload site and mirror for the fugitive files at DEFCAD.ORG. Defense Distributed will no longer develop with the Makerbot in mind***

    We recommend the Ultimaker if you are in the market.
  • LTC(ret) John||

    Certainly not! Everyone knows that banning things makes them go away...forever.

  • tarran||

    Well, they banned aggressive war in 1919, right? And we haven't had any trouble since then!

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Quite so, the Committee for the Outlawry of War was as effective as the WCTU!

  • sloopyinca||

    Cop dismayed that judge will not order YouTube to remove a video in which he admits under oath that he has planted drugs on civilian vehicles to test the skills of their drug-sniffing dogs. The residue stays on the car for some time and can lead to innocent people being stopped and searched, which is why they're in court.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Poor wittul piggy!

    Why did you have to give me teh sadz, sloopy?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Anonbot is more coherent than Boehner.

  • sloopyinca||

    Two women stopped for throwing cigarette butt out the car window. Cop claims to have smelled marijuana, so he orders them out and interrogates them. Unsatisfied with the answers he gets, he calls a female officer, who proceeds to stick her fingers in the vagina and butthole of each woman (without changing gloves). PoliceOne commentators are, by and large, supportive of the stop. hey also say the women seemed OK with it afterward because they weren't going berzerk. Yeah, because a rape victim usually raises hell when the armed rapists are still lingering around.

    What a bunch of assholes.

  • sloopyinca||

    Shit, I just realized I posted this the other day. Sorry, I'm jetlagged from all the travel this week. But I'm finally home.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    How goes it with little Reason?

  • nicole||

    And Banjos!

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Quite so, didn't mean to leave her out.

  • ||

    How's Banjos and the wee Reason S.?

  • sloopyinca||

    Amazing progress this past week. She (Reason) went from not digesting to digesting and is now eating almost as much as a normal baby her age would. They expect her to be up to normal amounts at a normal schedule in a few more days. Her stomach is expanding to accommodate the food and they've decided to remove her PICC line (IV) early and just go with milk. The skin is starting to grow up the sides of the omphalocele as they would have hoped and she's reacting to stimuli like any normal, healthy baby would.

    They told us we have to take a CPR class and a discharge class before they can send her home and they told us to take it today because they aren't offering one next week. They told Kara yesterday that they want her home within the next week, assuming she keeps feeding well.

    IOW, it's like the doctor told me before I went out of town: this is the best omphalocele case I've ever seen and your baby's recovery is amazing.

    Can you believe it? There's an outside chance we'll have her home on Christmas. Either way, I'll post a pic or two on here so you all can see her. I'll even try to get one with the ophalocele so you all understand what we're dealing with. I've just got to figure out how to get a photo from an iPhone to my laptop and uploaded to a website so I can link it. Bear with me.

  • NoVAHockey||

    excellent news.

  • ||

    That is super fantastic news and a great way to start the Christmas weekend!!

  • nicole||

    That's awesome, sloopy! If the photo issue is annoying, email it to me and I will host it for you.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Terrific! The country-church Methodist prayers will continue.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Booyah!

  • ||

    What a little fighter. That is brilliant news

  • sloopyinca||

    Pic one of the proud papa and his little baby girl.

    Note that the Borg collective was trying to assimilate her by having a PICC (IV) line inserted in her head. Her mechanical arm is hidden under the blanket. (This was last weekend)

  • sloopyinca||

    Here is what her omphalocele looks like. Warning: this looks really weird.

    Pic 1

    and

    Pic 2

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Awwwww. What a little cutie. Now I want a baby, too. The wife and I do have a long weekend. Time to get busy.

    Glad to hear the good news Ken. Send love to the missus from me and mine.

  • sloopyinca||

    I will. And once we get some down time and the baby home, you guys need to come up for a visit. We can slaughter a pig or something.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I assume you mean suidae, as opposed to police officer. But I'm good either way.

  • sloopyinca||

    Prolly the one with the cloven-hoof.

  • ||

    Finally, I was wondering how pronounced it was. Not quite as bad as I initially thought. Whatta little trooper!-D

    Also, allow me this moment to say, "Told ya so!"

    I hope she is DC'd ASAP.-)

  • sloopyinca||

    Here is a pic from yesterday after she was rescued from the Borg collective and her PICC line was removed. Note she isn't as pale as Locutus and doesn't pretend to be a Frenchie with a Limey accent.

    All kidding aside, we're really lucky.

  • tarran||

    I see she's already mastered the libertarian sneer at lesser beings. :)

  • sloopyinca||

    I think she was taking a dump. So, basically the same thing tarran said.

  • robc||

    RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

  • nicole||

    Awwwww! And yeah, that does look pretty weird. But AWWWWW!

  • JW||

    Pic one of the proud papa and his little baby girl.

    She's clearly disappointed in her draft pick.

    Very glad to hear some good news for a change!

  • ||

    Outstanding!!!!-D

  • sloopyinca||

    Did you see the omphalocele pics, doc? Opinion?

  • SugarFree||

    My opinion is that instead of a fake bellybutton, just have them tattoo a wall socket on there, in order to honor both her human and cyborg traditions.

    Glad to hear it's going well, you guys.

  • ||

    I did, and I am honoured you ask.

    Cliff Notes:

    1) Depending on how fast the skin graft forms and envelops the omph, your surgeon may not even wait for the skin to entirely cover the omph to proceed.

    2) Now that I have actually seen it, that will be a relative snap to fix, depending on how much clearance in her UQ she has (this is why I said way back when they would delay surgery depending on the size of the omph).

    3) Your surgeon will use an open procedure, and she will bounce back very quickly. My opinion, with how remarkably well she is doing (and yes, she is beating the odds considerably, I just did the math) and how she is taking food so early and how well and large the stomach develops(I honestly thought she would be on IV longer), she could be in OR as little as three months, most likely four.

    Well done, you two. Well done.-))))

  • sloopyinca||

    1) She said she won't and that she's in no rush since Reason is developing so well.

    2) They've got to wait and see obviously.

    3) They said they'll probably just wait for the sake of letting her grow a bit. Meh, we'll see how it all goes over the next couple of months. Everything has been so accelerated to this point. I wouldn't be surprised if that trend continues.

  • ||

    Excellent. Feel free to email if you have any more questions, sloop.-)

    I wish I could have delivered Baby Reason, and do her surgery (I don't operate on neonates, I would make an exception here) and charge you at cost and waive my fee.-)

  • sloopyinca||

    I will, thanks.

  • edcoast||

    Excellent news. Mrs. Edcoast and I send our best to all three of you.

  • R C Dean||

    Great news.

  • Brett L||

    Excellent news. Good on you guys.

  • Rasilio||

    My Right win reactionary (so right wing the Hampton Rhodes Tea Party Group hates him and thinks he's an asshole but won't quite ban him) actually posted on facebook defending the cops in this case last night.

    Trued to claim that it is obvious from the video that the cop used the back of her hand and could not possibly have inseterted any fingers in any orifaces.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Bullock was busy defending democracy. He fought all the way to the Supreme Court to preserve Montana’s 100-year-old Corrupt Practices Act and its ban on corporate campaign money.

    Bullock is a left wing authoritarian cunt. And he is Montana's governor-elect. The dumb fucking soccer moms (and the limp dick retards married to them) are going to find out how much Bullock really cares about "democracy".

  • ||

    Soccer moms don't care about democracy either, so they'll be perfectly fine, I imagine. As long as he protects TEH CHILDRUNZ!

  • sloopyinca||

    People convicted of minor crimes in Manhattan sentenced to perform disaster "relief" for "victims" of "superstorm" Sandy.

    I guess Hizzoner Bloomberg has to make sure nobody realizes FEMA and his local disaster response has been fucking awful, so he sends drunk in public's out for a show of force, so to speak. What a cunt.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The corvee returns?

  • Tonio||

    Ooooh, a fun new word to hurl at statists. Thanks, Col.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Funny, in'it Tonio, that slavers have so many neat terms for their slaving?

    Corvee, robot (from robota), serfdom, peonage, adscriptus glebae, unwilling servant, conscript...tax payer.

  • sloopyinca||

    You remember the story of those cops that drove an drunk immigrant with no drivers license away from his vehicle and dropped him at a Taco Bell parking lot? It was end of shift and they didn't want to be stuck filling out DUI paperwork but the guy was so drunk he couldn't even stand up straight. He started to walk home and was run over and killed. The cops were convicted of dereliction of duty and fined $1000.

    No word whether or not their internal review board thought they were derelict and whether or not the union will pay their fine. Either way, either leave him, drive him home or run him in, but taking an extremely drunk and disoriented man to a parking lot and dropping him off with no way home is the last thing you should do.

  • John||

    Probably. But I have a hard time having much sympathy for the drunk.

  • robc||

    You dont have to.

    I can separate this into two pieces and consider the cops action and the drunks actions independently.

    People who cant are the problem.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    it makes it sounds as if the Supreme Court decided Bullock's petition along party lines, but the Montana Supreme Court was unilaterally and unanimously reversed on this subject in a per curiam opinion.

    My recollection, based on the weeping and wailing with which the decision was greeted here, is that the Supreme Court performed the legal equivalent of wadding the thing up and throwing it right back in Bullock's face.

    I found it quite amusing. Of course, I sometimes wonder if I am the only person in the state of Montana who believes the first Amendment should apply here.

  • ||

    Matt Ridley is a liar. Get this pseudoscience corporate hackery out of libertarianism.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    SugarFree, thy linkage curse abounds!

  • SugarFree||

    And you thought the Mayan New Year meant you were safe! HAHAHA!

  • Stormy Dragon||

    According to the Pope, homosexuals aren't real people:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new.....riage.html

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Feel free to disregard him.

  • sloopyinca||

    I at least agree with him that a lot of the gender theory stuff is total bullshit pseudoscience. If you're born with a vagina, you're a woman. If you're born with a penis, you're a man. If you're born with both, you're a Shrike.

    That said, much of what he says is also bullshit. Humankind will be just fine. He needn't worry about that because of gay people. More likely, he should be focusing his attention on our disregard for individual rights to life and liberty, which have suffered horrible blows in the last year.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "According to the Pope, homosexuals aren't real people"

    You must not have a lot of confidence in the strength of your position if you feel obliged to misrepresent the other side's position like this.

    Also, from the article.

    "The Pope spoke of the "falseness" of gender theories and cited at length France's chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has spoken out against gay marriage."

    I think the press showed commendable restraint in not running articles on the lines of "Jew oppressors drink blood of gays, lesbians."

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Europe - where same-sex marriage is a fundamental human right but the Jewish and Muslim faiths are criminal wherever circumcision is banned.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Yes, I'm similarly pissed that New York has legalized same-sex marriage while continuing to ban worship of Huitzilopochtli just because it involves human sacrifice.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    The entire Jewish religion is based on the equivalent of human sacrifice? Better ban Judaism, then (which is what a ban on circumcision would do).

  • Stormy Dragon||

    You seemed to be arguing that if same-sex marriage is allowed, then all religious practice must be allowed to be consistent. I was taking the argument to the ridiculous extreme for the purposes of reducto ad absurdum.

    While infant circumcision is obviously not equivalent to human sacrifice, they do share the aspect of being a violent act commited against another human being without their consent.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "You seemed to be arguing that [straw-man stuff omitted]"

    Nice try.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Whatever, have fun mutilating children for your imaginary friend.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    So should infant circumcision be legal, or should we follow the lead of certain circles in Europe and just ban it, without religious exemptions?

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Leave it legal, but allow the practioners to be sued for the costs of reconstruction if the patients, when they reach the age of consent, decide they're unhappy with their condition.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Leave SSM legal, but allow practitioners to be sued for the cost of therapy if their kids grow up and decide they would rather have had a more traditional upbringing.

    No, that would be silly - it would be a stealth ban. Who would suggest anything that ridiculous?

  • sloopyinca||

    Whatever, have fun mutilating children for your imaginary friend.

    I propose a law banning the cutting of umbilical cords. After all, it's also mutilating a child, as he cmes out of the womb with it attached.

    Idiot.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    "In the fight for the family, the very notion of being – of what being human really means – is being called into question," the Pope said in Italian during an end-of-year speech.

    "The question of the family ... is the question of what it means to be a man, and what it is necessary to do to be true men," he said.

    If the traditional family is "necessary" to be "true men", then by implication anyone in a non-traditional family is not a true person.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Move over, Ishtar, we have a *true* epic fail here.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    The relevant parts of the speech start with the phrase "The great joy with which families"

    http://www.vatican.va/holy_fat.....ia_en.html

  • califernian||

    Millions of documents

    God I can't wait for that.

  • NoVAHockey||

    NRA has been talking for 10 minutes has hasn't mentioned gun control once. lack of security, mental health, video games, movies, blames media for demonizing gun owners

  • NoVAHockey||

    "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

  • Rasilio||

    Nuh Uh

    Unconditional love and acceptance wull cause his heart to grow 3 times it's size and he'll put down his gun and sing Kum Ba Ya with your.

    Dr Seuss told me so.

  • Jordan||

    Well, I guess cardiomegaly could stop an attacker in some cases.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    a good guy with a gun

    More anti-cop bigorati nonsense, then?

  • ||

    OT: I normally just lurk here, but feel compelled to ask a question, and leave a link full of epic lulz.

    1. I am contemplating picking up an SKS. Thoughts?

    2. http://www.deadline.com/2012/1.....nd/#pid=OB

  • Jordan||

    I see your handle, and I must ask: Alliance or Horde?

  • R C Dean||

    I am contemplating picking up an SKS. Thoughts?

    If you can find one, buy it.

  • ||

    HORDE FOR LIFE.

    Actually, there are three at a local gun store. I might just buy them all. 350 bones a piece. :D

    BTW, thx for the response.

  • Jordan||

    HORDE FOR LIFE

    Excellent. You pass the libertarian purity test.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Former Horde, but I lost interest after Cataclysm. It's clear the story they set out to tell ended with Wrath of the Lich King, and now they're just half-assing it to keep the money train going.

    Now I'm Ash Legion. NO GODS FOR THE CHARR!

  • Jordan||

    Yeah, I stopped playing after Cata too. Not that I didn't like it; I just lost interest in WoW. I am, coincidentally, playing an Ash Legion Charr in Guild Wars 2 as well now :)

  • ||

    "You pass the libertarian purity test."

    Booyeah! /Begins searching online for a shiney new monocle.

    Lost interest after Cata? Understood. However, I state that MoP is approximately five times better than Cata.

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