Dems Want $1 Trillion in New Revenue, Frank Withdraws Opposition to Hagel, NHL Ends Lockout: P.M. Links

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The NHL has ended its four-month lockout, salvaging a 50-game season.

    The Ice Cliff has been avoided.

  • ||

    Thank God Congress acted and averted this crisis.

  • Restoras||

    I used to love hockey. I don't anymore, at least not like I used to.

  • ||

    My dad used to take us to the Cincinnati minor league hockey team's games when I was a kid. I had no idea what the fuck was happening, but the fights were fucking awesome.

  • gaijin||

    The cincinnati Swords?

  • Drake||

    I used to not care much about hockey. Now I don't care at all.

  • NeonCat||

    I was utterly surprised when Atlanta got another NHL team, well remembering when the Flames left. I was utterly unsurprised when the Thrashers left, well remembering when the Flames left.

    Hockey - it's like soccer on ice!

  • Generic Stranger||

    The one thing that keeps Hockey from being as boring as soccer are the fights and the fact that they can slam their opponents into the wall...OK, the TWO things that keep keep hockey from being as boring as soccer are the fights, the fact you can slam your opponents into the wall, and the fact they don't act like faeries and fake like they've been fouled when they get breathed on...OK, the THREE things that keep hockey from being as boring as soccer are...

  • Xenocles||

    Say what you will about flopping, but it's the most entertaining part of soccer.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Which is kind of like saying the water boarding is the most entertaining kind of torture.

  • ||

    +1. I'm bringing back "+1" for this comment. Soccer makes C-SPAN look like a Michael Bay flick.

  • ||

    @Xenocles 7:40pm

  • Almanian.||

    But now we need to raise hot dog prices to "balance" the number of games that were cut from the schedule!

    Go Wings. Although I could give a shit at this point.

    ASTERISK SEASON!

  • NoVAHockey||

    or just put everyone in the playoffs. it really wouldn't be that different.

  • Almanian.||

    Everyone gets a participation ribbon!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No. The playoffs are for the elite teams. Only half can get in.

  • NoVAHockey||

    did they do any realignment. I did not follow the lock out at all. I typically start watching around now anyway.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Last I read they hadn't even named the new divisions, but that was before the lockout.

  • Translucent Chum||

    Nope. Wings still stuck in the west. The players vetoed the new alignment earlier this year.

  • BigT||

    I typically start watching around now anyway.

    What's the rush? I take an interest in May - after all, hockey is a winter sport, right?

  • Geoff Nathan||

    I may use this event as an excuse to actually go to a game, something I haven't done since I moved to what the locals call 'Hockeytown'. Since I grew up in Toronto that seems like hubris, but what do I know?

  • Translucent Chum||

    Toronto has a pro team?

  • Restoras||

    Sort of.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Thank god. I was really not looking forward to the next few months of Pittsburgh sports radio being 24/7 discussion of Pitt hoops.

  • ||

    Don't worry Pirates spring training is only a couple months away!

  • Translucent Chum||

    Meh. OHL games are better. Nothing like 16 year old beating the hell out of each other trying to get drafted.

  • db||

    Dr. Girlfriend is very very happy about this.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Does she also have a voice that sounds like a trucker who smoked way too many cigarettes?

  • db||

    Not the voice, but the body.

  • Gbob||

    The body of a trucker who smoked too many cigarettes? Huh.

  • db||

    gah! NOT what I meant!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Former Rep. Barney Frank has withdrawn his opposition to President Barack Obama’s choice of former Sen. Chuck Hagel...

    That prick really wants back into Congress, doesn't he.

  • Shmurphy||

    I don't really get what's happening here. He didn't like Hagel because he made some anti-gay statements, but now he's cool because the neocons don't like him..? That's stupid. Please tell me I'm getting this wrong.

  • Randian||

    Identity politics. /fin

  • Shmurphy||

    Oh how I hoped it wasn't this petty. Then I remembered who we're dealing with.

  • wareagle||

    yup...it's the political version of follow the money. In this case, follow the Team.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Why should anyone give a fuck what a former anything has to say about anything?

  • A Serious Man||

  • NeonCat||

    Well there goes Bloomberg's support.

  • InlineSkate||

    Not necessarily seeing the horrors that come from that basket case of a country it was probably all sugar free.

  • Zeb||

    Nah. It was the candy that China thought was too toxic to give to its children.

  • Brett L||

    I have no idea what the article is about, but I give you twin cheerleaders for the Houston Texans.

  • Almanian.||

    Thank you, Brett. Thank you.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Shit I'll do their mom sight unseen.

  • Ska||

    Their mom is in a coma.

  • Enough About Palin||

    SOP for AJB.

  • ||

    I really want to hate that Texasy bleached blond, fake nose look, but you can't argue with results.

  • Randian||

    This may be an exercise in missing the point, but those two talking about how awesome the Texans did against the Bungles tells me that they weren't watching the game.

  • Brett L||

    I'm sorry, are there words on that page?

  • Translucent Chum||

    What article?

  • wareagle||

    dude...seriously?

  • Randian||

    What? I saw them; they're attractive. You act as if there aren't billions of attractive women pics on the internet.

  • ||

    You're even gayer than sarcasmic.

  • wareagle||

    debating whether to be impressed or stunned that you spent time reading the story.

  • Randian||

    pretty women are a dime a dozen.

  • Restoras||

    So Randian, does that mean the ugly ones are a penny to the hundredweight?

  • Randian||

    Cheryl: It tastes worse than it smells!
    Pam: Man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard a guy say that, i'd have eight nickels!

  • Zeb||

    Ew.

    Is season 3 on Netflix yet?

  • RBS||

    "Is season 3 on Netflix yet?"

    No, they are taking their sweet ass time.

  • GILMORE||

    Randian| 1.7.13 @ 5:40PM |#

    pretty women are a dime a dozen

    i have always been intrigued by the motto of the Nations largest chain of strip clubs, Deja Vu

    "1000s of Beautiful Girls and 3 Ugly Ones"

    i always wondered what kind of demented perverted freak went there for those three

    now i know

  • ||

    You gotta keep Jewel around in case some hoople-head comes in with just 9 cents.

  • Jerryskids||

    My favorite store name is the footware place called "Shoe Show". That's the ultimate strip club name.

  • ||

    Make sure to internet stalk the reporter, too. Nice legs.

  • Restoras||

    Yes. Yes indeed.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Please, for the love of God, cut spending.

  • Almanian.||

    NO, fuck you, c...

    Oh, yeah. WHAT PROL SAID!

  • Pro Libertate||

    We begs.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, expressing the canny wisdom for which he is so beloved, said that Hurricane Sandy was much worse than Hurricane Katrina.

    Sandy's victims didn't speak with that Negro dialect that confounds the senator so.

  • Bobarian||

    And they were 'light skinned'

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yeah, good thing he's a dem or everyone in the media would be calling for his resignation over that statement.

  • A Serious Man||

    Hugo Chavez death watch: Attorney General insists Chavez can be sworn in at a later date, opposition demands he be replaced.

    There's going to be a real power vacuum if this guy keeps clinging to life in a vegetative state.

  • ||

    A power vacuum is pretty much the best we can hope for there. It would definitely be an improvement.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I don't know, dude. A vacuum could really suck.

  • ||

    But then it might switch from suck to blow.

  • A Serious Man||

  • Brett L||

    IFH: WTF?. You antipodeans are strange birds.

    Tex Tillis, from Tex's Snake Removals, who removed the reptile, said the coastal python, or carpet snake, wasn't trying to hurt the child.

    "The snake, not in any way, shape or form, had intended to eat the baby - it was trying to have a group hug," he told The Daily Telegraph.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The python was just waiting for the dingo to show up.

  • ||

    Anthropomorphization of animals is mindbogglingly stupid.

  • Almanian.||

    So you're saying you'd do the python. Kinky!

  • Bobarian||

    I'm not sure of the etiquitte... Do you do a python or are you done by a python?

  • ||

    The other way around.

  • NeonCat||

    If one happens to have an erect penis that a python or a constrictor happens to wrap itself around, surely you'd try to pull the snake off your penis, right? And it may take some time to accomplish, no?

  • Zeb||

    Yeah. Especially snakes.

  • Ted S.||

    David R. Ellis, director of Snakes on a Plane, has died.

  • Brett L||

    Oh god, we were this close to endless fun.

    In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Ye gods. Is this all a big practical joke? I'm ready for the punch line, because it's not funny anymore.

  • Brett L||

    The next sentence in the article: Which is funny because he was never offered the job anyway.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, I saw that, but that this guy is taken seriously by anyone. . .it boggles the mind.

  • Brett L||

    May I remind you that John Kerry and Chuck Hagel are being seriously considered for Cabinet posts? I think the Mayan Apocalypse actually happened and we're living in Bizarro World... only without square wheels.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Really? I thought that was a joke.

  • Randian||

    Wait, is the John Kerry thing...a thing?

  • Pro Libertate||

    And here I was thinking that I was just having crazy dreams after my recent bout with the flu.

  • $park¥||

    I think the Mayan Apocalypse actually happened

    Well duh! It didn't have to signify the end of the world, just the end of the current (former) era. We're now living in a whole new phase of Earth.

  • T||

    It's the dawning of the Age of Stupid!

    Somebody work that into a catchy song for a musical, stat.

  • Pro Libertate||

    When the goon is in the White House,
    And Democrats malign gas cars.
    Then grease will drive the gov'ment,
    And gov will fill with czars.
    This is the dawning of the age of Embarrassment,
    Age of Embarrassment
    Embarrassment!
    Embarrassment!

  • ||

    You, sir, win one internets for that post.

  • ||

    HE HAS A NOBEL PRIZE, PROL.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And I got a prize for reading the most books in kindergarten.

  • Randian||

    Me too! Personal pan pizza, bitch!

  • Sudden||

    I thought I was the only one who lied about how much I read in order to get pizza.

  • Randian||

    I thought I was the only one who lied about how much I read in order to get pizza.

    Unfortunately for me, I wasn't lying.

  • Almanian.||

    I won the spelling bee in 5th grade and got all the marbles the teacher took from everyone during the year as my prize.

    PWND!

  • NeonCat||

    In third grade I got the prize for listing the largest number of ways to travel. Therefore, I am willing to accept the nomination to be Secretary of Transportation.

    For my stump speech, let me note that America will never be taken seriously until we have trolley cars that seamlessly transition to high-speed rail and back again in every neighborhood.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    In 4th grade I got a prize for being the last starter on my basketball team not to get the MVP of the game award (The playoffs went 5 games, the winning team got the MVP every time, and players weren't allowed to get it twice). Due to my obvious physical fitness, I hereby accept the role as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Also, I grew up on a farm so I'll take Agriculture too.

  • ||

    Fuck you. I won the bicentennial drawing contest by drawing a picture of an eagle sitting on a round thing I labeled the "egg of liberty".

    Libertarian in kindergarten. So fucking there.

  • Zeb||

    And then everyone beat you up and took their marbles back?

  • BakedPenguin||

    We should get zombie Kissinger for SecDef.

  • T||

    Fuck that. If we're opening the pool to zombies, let's go zombie Patton.

  • Restoras||

    For what, Sec. of State?

  • txgypsy||

    bthththhthththt!!!! I sat on the bench the season my youth soccer team came in last place, I STILL GOT A TROPHY !!!!!

  • Brandon||

    NOBEL PRIZE!!!!!!!

  • AlmightyJB||

    "it would mean taking me out of a quasi-official job that I believe I’m good at and putting me into one I’d be bad at."

    A job he thinks he's good at means a job where he can get by on total bullshit.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Funny, despite the fact that he knows he'd suck at it, he has no problem offering helpful hints on how it should be done.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Of all possible gags, the one I'd be the least surprised about is learning that Krugman's whole career has been an elaborate joke. He's actually a monetarist.

  • ||

    I have similar suspicions of Sean Hannity and Ed Schultz.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Not so much with Hannity, who is just a typical shill, but I've thought that about Michael Savage before.

  • Randian||

    I have to wonder why shrike hates Rush and Hannity so much. I mean, aren't they just good capitalists, filling a market need? Seems like it to me.

  • ||

    Michael Savage's show does have a bit of Andy Kaufmanesque performance art to it.

  • Shocked||

    Fuck. He thinks his job is even quasi official. I don't remember quasi voting for him.

  • Entropy Void||

    Hey!
    Keep the Octonauts out of this!

  • Homple||

    One of the meanings of "Krug" in German is "crock". This comforts me a bit whenever I run across one of his palpable idiocies.

  • Juice||

    He even has the balls to say that Treasury Secretary would be a step down in influence from Op-Ed columnist.

  • Almanian.||

    I hope we give all the gummint bureaucrats a nice, fat pay increase, too, to "balance" all that fine work they're doing for us. Our public servants deserve it.

    For the "balance".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Democrats want $1 trillion in new revenue...

    Who doesn't? New and higher taxes, however, do not automatically mean new revenue.

  • Almanian.||

    But think of the "balance", Fist! It's for the "balance". Therefore, it's good.

    Why do you hate "balance", FoE?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Why do you hate "balance", FoE?

    Only for budgets.

  • Almanian.||

    Balancist!

  • A Serious Man||

  • NeonCat||

    There goes the neighborhood.

  • ||

    I'm there...

    Libertopia.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I figure the key is finding a planet where the dominant intelligent species evolved from solitary predators rather than pack herbivores like ours. Their culture would be more focussed on staying out of each others' territory rather than proving who was top monkey.

  • GILMORE||

    oh, ive been there. trust me, Cat Planet isnt a bed of roses either

  • ||

    Cat Planet

    No one believed me, but Thundera is real.

  • Brett L||

    Why nuking a hurricane is a bad idea.

    Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems.

  • Almanian.||

    derp!

    Loose a nuke in swirling wind traveling at a rapid speed across large areas of the planet.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    When you're a hammer...

  • Almanian.||

    I'd hammer in the morning. I'd hammer in the evening. All over this land.

    I'd hammer out of danger. I'd hammer out a warning.

    I'd hammer out the love between my brothers and my sisters - all over this land.

  • BigT||

    I'd hammer out the love between my brothers and my sisters - all over this land.

    West, by damn, Virginia!

  • KPres||

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    You sound like a hurricane lobbyist.

  • Almanian.||

    This is all the fault of Big Hurricane.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Seriously for a moment... how in the hell did that become a "frequently asked question"? That's approaching Idiocracy levels of stultitude.

  • Brett L||

    You should understand as well as anyone that most people have no ability to do understand logarithmic progressions. So they just don't understand that there are something like 4 orders of magnitude energy difference. ITS A FUCKIN' NUKE!

    Also, not everyone's read Dune.

  • Agammamon||

    We've sworn not to use atomics against populations - nothing was said about using them against natural features.

  • ||

    I saw the movie.

  • KPres||

    "That's approaching Idiocracy levels of stultitude."

    Well, the demographic trends do favor the Democrats, you know.

  • A Serious Man||

    That's why you nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

  • ||

    They mostly only nuke hurricanes. Mostly.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    NUKE THE MOON INSTEAD.

  • NoVAHockey||

    not the moon. whales.

  • Brett L||

    Only gay whales, for Jesus.

  • mnarayan||

    It's hard to effectively target the gay ones. Or so I've been told *shifty eyes*.

  • ||

    Gay unborn whales.

  • Brandon||

    Gotta nuke somethin'.

  • Almanian.||

    In a more-appropriate place:

    No, fuck you, cut spending.

    That is all.

  • A Serious Man||

    Jezebel turns on HBO's 'Girls', laments commercialization of season 2.

    I still don't understand why they insist that the show is "refreshingly honest and real" when all it does is show the lives of some pretty horrible human beings. I mean every person on that show, male or female, is someone I would avoid in real life.

  • Jordan||

    It glorifies ugly, douchey harridans, i.e. the audience of Jezebel.

  • ||

    Can't the same be said about Always Sunny?

  • A Serious Man||

    Yeah, but Always Sunny knows and fully embraces the fact that the characters are terrible people, Girls, not so much.

    And then there's the fact that Always Sunny is, you know, a lot funnier.

  • ||

    See, I just don't read the show the same way you do. The characters are intended to be assholes. They're specifically selfish, self-involved, and do shitty things. But I see that as on purpose.

    And yes, Always Sunny is of course funnier. Also, this season with them has been really, really good; it's like they realized they were straying from what made the 4th season so hilarious and returned to it.

  • Agammamon||

    Or, you know, funny at all- something which "Girls" is not.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Seinfeld became a cultural icon using that formula.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Commercialization of a commercially-produced program on a commercially-run network?

    WHAT KIND OF HELL DO WE LIVE IN?

    Go watch PBS. You did flip a massive shit over it during campaign season, after all.

  • MJGreen||

    Thinking about that OKCupid shit today, I have to give Girls credit for firmly stating that women aren't attracted to nice guys.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Of course women are attracted to nice guys. They just aren't attracted to social retards. Too many of the latter think they are the former and worthy of getting laid.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    I don't see how social retardation makes one unworthy of getting laid.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Neither do they, yet their virginity persists.

  • nicole||

    Because no one has a right to sex. You might have a right to food, shelter, healthcare, and a gun-free society, but you can't be entitled to sex. Because someone else would have to consent to that.

    Thus spake Hugo Schwyzer, teacher of Jezebel's most important lessons.

  • Killazontherun||

    Doctors can be made to put out for free, but not prostitutes?

    That's okay, I'll get my buddy laid and find a way to write it off on my charitable contributions.

  • GILMORE||

    nicole| 1.7.13 @ 6:24PM |#

    Because no one has a right to sex.

    of course not.

    however, i believe that a contractual promise of a "happy ending" is something which should be enforced. vigorously. with coconut oil.

  • Ted S.||

    Actually, we learned in the Morning Links thread that women are shallow and attracted to men in uniform, especially firefighters.

  • Killazontherun||

    I've watched a couple of episodes and everything about those fist fucked in the head girls bring out my barely suppressed Patrick Bateman. Not now when I'm in a good place and just so over Huey Lewis. Not going back to that.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Alabama plays Notre Dame tonight. My guess is it's fair to say that at least 11 other fanbases are desperately praying for lethal results...for either team.

  • Randian||

    I'm rooting for Al-Qaeda.

  • Almanian.||

    Damn your quick fingers...SECOND!

  • wareagle||

    no, I'm settling for just one team, the one that manages to back into NC games.

  • Brett L||

    Nah. I wasted my meteor strike prayer on The Cotton Bowl.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Texas A&M (should have) left that bowl game with the respect of Longhorn fans, but the Sooners should have been immediately shipped off to some Big 12 prison camp for giving up 300 yards passing and 200 yards rushing to a single player.

  • Brett L||

    If by "respect" you mean I'm glad as fuck UT and A&M don't play for the next four years, then yeah, they've got my respect. UT could fuck up a wet dream right now. I don't have high hopes for next year.

  • Brandon||

    What? Did you not see them dethrone mighty Oregon State? Ash looked like Peyton freakin' Manning for a quarter and a half there.

  • T||

    OU failed me. Now I'm left wondering why the fuck Mack Brown can't beat them.

    Somebody at UT needs to step up the recruiting game.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Hindenburg-type blimp crash at mid-field during the coin flip.

  • Restoras||

    That could be a movie.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075765/

    I doubt many people have seen the original film, so maybe you can re-write the script with some fresh, younger actors in the roles and get away with it.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Can you cast a movie better than Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern? I don't think so. Maybe Bruce Lee and Jesus Christ? But Master Bruce is dead and Jesus wants too much, plus points.

  • GILMORE||

    EDG reppin' LBC| 1.7.13 @ 5:18PM |#

    Can you cast a movie better than Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern?

    I see your Black Sunday and raise you Where Eagles Dare

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065207/

    ... which i think challenges Inglorious Basterds for Nazi-body-count

  • gaijin||

    hah! I read that book back when.

  • tres||

    Same here. That sure was a long time ago.

  • AlmightyJB||

    I hope like hell ND loses. I actually thought they were going to get blown out until I saw what happened in the rest of the SEC games. Still crossing my fingers.

  • Matrix||

  • AlmightyJB||

    Regardless of what one thinks of the risk or problems associated with pot use, I still see no way any rational being can defend the status quo of prohibition and imprisonment. I'm not even talking about the obvious agruement of freedom of choice. You're willing to pay that severe of a social cost and for what? So pot can still be widely available in every high school if not every junior high in the country? It's not just that it's wrong, it doesn't work. The non-cure is clearly worse than the disease.

  • rts||

    China blazes trail for 'clean' nuclear power from thorium

    The Chinese are running away with thorium energy, sharpening a global race for the prize of clean, cheap, and safe nuclear power. Good luck to them. They may do us all a favour.
  • rts||

    No proof B.C.'s cellphone driving ban saving lives

    B.C. superintendent of motor vehicles Steve Martin says the law works, he just can’t prove it.
  • Pro Libertate||

    He's a mild and lazy guy.

  • ||

    "Oh, I'm picking out a cellphone for you...not an ordinary cellphone for you..."

  • $park¥||

    OK, I loled.

  • Ska||

    Agreed, having trouble stopping.

  • Randian||

    Now I'm back to thinking about dunphy and Morgan Fairchild.

  • Brett L||

    Alright, reasonoids, having shot my link load, I'm off to work on my Texas Red for tonight's game. Remember, if its got beans or tomatoes in it, it might taste good, but it ain't chili.

  • Randian||

    Vicious lies.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Probably thinks barbecue involves beef.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I have a friend who excels (he's a professional chef, incidentally) in chilis of various sorts. His "Florida" chili includes alligator and black beans.

  • ||

    I fucking love alligator. I wish I could get it in the store.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'll ship you one from the pond next to my office. Live or frozen?

  • ||

    Live. It's fresher.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'll send it via Amtrak.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Make sure he's wearin' a hat. And because he's a classy-gator, not some stoopid Marlins hat. Make it something cool, like a cowboy hat or a fedora.

    Hats on train ridin' gators are hilarious. Love it. Let's run with it. I'll get the white out.

  • AlmightyJB||

    We get Alligator meat in Columbus grocery stores whenever we play Florida in a bowl game. Haven't tried it though.

  • ||

    I've had alligator sausage and that was just delicious. If I ever come across a cut of gator meat I'd definitely try it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You mean whenever you lose to Florida in a bowl game? Perhaps you should stop eating alligator meat before games?

  • Jordan||

    Okay, now I'm intrigued. Just what the hell do you put in your chili?

  • Randian||

    There is a group of purists when it comes to chili who say it's meat only.

    Traditional Red Chili is defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat or combination of meats,
    cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, with the exception of BEANS and PASTA
    which are strictly forbidden.

    International Chili Society.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's a Texas thing.

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    When Texas secedes and seizes control of its nuclear weapons, their first military action will to demand the immediate unconditional surrender of Skyline Chili.

  • Brett L||

    They are welcome to call it Skyline Stewed Meat Product.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I approve, even though I don't hold with the strict Texas interpretation of quantum chili.

  • Jordan||

    I guess I fail the chili purity test. Still sounds tasty though.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    International Chili Society?

    Oh, so know you want international law determining what we're allowed to put in our chili?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Oh shit. There goes the PM Links.

    Besides, everyone knows it ain't chili without broccoli.

  • ||

    Don't forget the Brussels sprouts!

  • ||

    Broccoli chili is the One True Chili. Idiot.

  • Jordan||

    Paging barfman.

  • $park¥||

    Who wouldn't want to buy this house? It's in San Francisco!

    From the listing:
    Tenant and former owner occupied. $75 doc fee paid by Buyer at COE. Sold AS Is with no repairs and subject to existing tenancies. The Buyer assumes all risks associated with the existing tenancies after close of escrow. Seller will not transfer any legal action related to any existing tenancies.Please do not disturb the occupants who will not be vacating prior to the sale.Seller will not provide any interior showings or inspections. Drive by. No sign on property.

  • db||

    Isn't it basically impossible to evict a tenant in California? Also, isn't it a legal requirement for the owner to maintain the property in livable condition? Sounds like an absolute nightmare. Why would anyone rent out a property in conditions like that?

  • db||

    I RTA and saw that it's probably not renters but a foreclosed property witg former owners squatting. Still a nightmare.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    It's bank-owned. The "tenants" are the former owners. The bank will not spend time or money trying to sell the house. The bank will not do repairs/inspections. All houses in CA are sold "As is". Buy the house, cash, from the bank. File an eviction notice with the courts. The Sheriff will show up in 60-90 days, and make sure the former-owners are removed. It seems weird, but it's not all that bad.

    Especially if you can get it for a good price. It looks like a cute house, in a decent neighborhood. I'd go for it.

  • Jordan||

    Buy a house that is probably a shitheap (this is San Fran) that I can maybe possibly move into within 2-3 months, after the meth-head former tenants tear it up. Sounds great.

  • Matrix||

    Is Nancy Pelosi trying to sell it?

    "You've got to buy it to find out what's in it."

  • ||

    450K. Cheap!

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Sold AS Is with no repairs and subject to existing tenancies

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! No thank you.

  • Translucent Chum||

    Rules are for the little people, not Top (Wo)Men.

    Michigan Supreme Court justice with a little bank fraud, tax fraud, fraud fraud to retire and hope it goes away so she can keep pension.

  • ||

    Special.

  • SweatingGin||

    That's been a really fun one. Saw the first story about the feds investigating her land deal and such. Until the mention today that she is resigning, and the governor will appoint a Republican, I never even realized she was a Democrat.

    IIRC, the court is supposed to be non-partisan in Michigan, but wow, no mention of party at all.

  • A Serious Man||

    The 1 trillion dollar coin: we can mint it, we have the stupid punditry to petition for it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Call it in the air. Heads they win, tails you lose.

  • Restoras||

    Better to call in a JDAM strike.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    God, I hope they're stupid enough to do this--pegging an ounce of platinum at $1 trillion would set off fireworks all the way down the PM markets. It's a basic admission that printing money and devaluing the currency doesn't produce a stable economy.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Please, for the love of God, cut spending.

    Do you remember the Cheech and Chong movie where Cheech gets nabbed (for reasons which I do not recall) and tossed into a padded cell wearing a straitjacket? And he starts scooching around on the floor and screaming "My balls itch! Hey, somebody come scratch my balls!"?

    Eventually, he winds up slumped over in the corner, whimpering faintly, "Help, somebody come scratch my balls for me."

    That's pretty much where we are, now. Nobody is coming to scratch our balls.
    And they definitely are not going to cut spending.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Dave's not here!

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Oh course we're like Cheech.

    The commentariat at Hufflepuff Post and its ilk assures me that libertarians are just Republicans that smoke pot.

  • Zeb||

    I see myself as more of a Chong.

  • Coeus||

    Krugnuts is feeling his oats:

    So first of all, let’s talk frankly about the job I have. The New York Times isn’t just some newspaper somewhere, it’s the nation’s paper of record. As a result, being an op-ed columnist at the Times is a pretty big deal — one I’m immensely grateful to have been granted — and those who hold the position, if they know how to use it effectively, have a lot more influence on national debate than, say, most senators. Does anyone doubt that the White House pays attention to what I write?

    I guess he'll be taking responsibility for that disastrous stimulus and tarp any day now, right?

  • ||

    I din't know Krugman was German for "pompous ass".

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's not my fucking paper of record.

  • ||

    It's your paper of retard?

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's my paper of slight regard.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I say that, incidentally, as someone who used to read the paper every Sunday, maybe fifteen years ago. It's gotten worse and worse over the years.

  • gaijin||

    I record my cat's litterbox comings and goings with it.

  • ||

    Does anyone doubt that the White House pays attention to what I write?

    Holy shit. DELICIOUS.

  • wareagle||

    there is something almost surreal about a sputtering gasbag putting on paper, "I am a sputtering gasbag."

  • ||

    Does anyone doubt that the White House pays attention to what I write?

    It's gonna take a whole lotta gin to wash the taste of vomit out of my mouth.

  • Ska||

    Suddenly that whole first amendment thing is sounding kind of sketchy.

  • KPres||

    "Does anyone doubt that the White House pays attention to what I write?"

    Of course they do. Look at the unemployment rate.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Unskewedpolls.com, the GOP anti-reality polling site (redundant), has sadly closed down.

  • John||

    Shut you fascist fucking sock puppet.

  • ||

    That made me laugh. The resident retarded sockpuppet posts some ridiculous gibberish that no one on this board could give a shit about, and then Red Tony shows up and types an entirely nonsensical sentence that almost means something, but not quite. It's like watching toddlers who don't yet know how to actually speak, but have seen their parents fight and are attempting to imitate it.

    ... still laughing.

  • John||

    Shut up Mary. No one ever cares what you think. Serious, take your meds and try to get your daughters to talk to you again.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Espero poder ser como tú cuando sea grande.

  • ||

    Muchas gracias Tulpa.

    Is it some kind of hazing or initiation when John has called you Mary? Am I in some sort of elite club now? I've seen it happen so often before, but I never thought it would happen to me.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    It's not just John, any new person who is annoying someone is liable to be called Mary.

    Old posters like John and myself are instead called Red Tony or something similar by glib third-partisans.

  • GILMORE||

    ""glib third-partisans""

    as epi once said.... projection rules the day!

  • John||

    Higher taxes and gun control. That sounds like a winner for the mid terms.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Don't worry. The GOP will make it about contraception/abortion and lose a few more seats.

  • John||

    Just like they did in 2010 and how they managed to lose control of the house in 2012. Fuck you you little brownshirt freak.

  • Sudden||

    The GOP will make it about contraception/abortion and lose a few more seats.

    They won't. But the dems will. And the womensentient vaginas of the world will deliver their votes to the no baby party.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Exactly. It wasn't Romney pushing the contraception angle this year.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Don't worry. The GOP MSM will make it about contraception/abortion.

    FIFY

  • KPres||

    You realize that pro-life is the majority position, don't you?

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/154.....d-low.aspx

  • Zeb||

    As is pro-drugwar, pro- government run schools, pro income tax, pro-welfare state, etc.

  • Restoras||

    That part ewon't get covered by the lamestream media, it'll just be all about more free shit.

  • A Serious Man||

  • ||

    Larry Love • 8 hours ago −
    Rand Paul want to get involved with American family with his libertarian ideas, and now he wants privacy regarding his son. What a hypocrite.
    12 3 •Reply•Share ›

    Newspaper comments are the best. If anyone can find a more magificent one, I'll get you a $10 midget hooker BJ.

  • Pro Libertate||

    So, um, privacy isn't a libertarian value? People really don't get the whole individual rights thing, do they?

  • ||

    Most of these fools have no idea what libertarians stand for. They've been told what they are supposed to think "libertarian" means, and they will never, ever question their orders or think for themselves.

  • ||

    It's a whole fucking planet of Tonys.

  • Pro Libertate||

    If you Google "libertarian," you get the Wikipedia entry, most likely, which is a fair presentation of the philosophy.

    I mean, at least try to know your enemies, okay?

  • ||

    Why? All they need to know is who are their TEAM's enemies. Why is irrelevant.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Hatred is so much easier when you're totally ignorant.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    If you Google "libertarian,"

    Do you even think they bother to go that far?

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, of course not.

  • Sudden||

    Knowing that libertarian != liberal is what passes for enlightenment there.

  • wareagle||

    and THAT is the absolute truth. Most folks can't get beyond the drugz and it is downhill from there.

  • Ska||

    If I really wanted a cheap hummer from a meth-addled Pittsburgh midget hooker, I'd be hitting that NYT Krugnuts column about the magic wafer.

  • ||

    SugarFree doesn't live in Pittsburgh, you fucking retard.

  • Ska||

    I thought he was taller than midget stature. Cut me some slack.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Pittsburgh's midget hookers are head and shoulders above Cleveland's.

  • GILMORE||

    speaking of midgets and hookers...

    (dramatic pause)

    ... i once attended a bachelor party in Atlantic City where the 'ladies' arrived with a midget in a sorta-scuba suit, covered in vaseline

    before your imaginations run wild... it gets better.

    the 'manager' of said females explained: "...the girls keep their clothes on until you catch this guy and return him to me"

    dude had moves like barry sanders and bruce lee had a dwarf-love-child. he could hurdle furniture like you wouldnt believe. he was a total pro. it took like an hour before he was cornered in the bathroom. i was reduced to lying on the floor pissing myself laughing. that guy had the coolest job EVER

    true story

  • A Serious Man||

    That's nearly as bad as the comments on the Huffington Post story.

  • A Serious Man||

    Let's see how his Libertarian Ayn Rand worshiping parents handle this. Do they bail the kid out of trouble, or do they let him take full responsibility for his own actions? If he gets a high priced lawyer and doesn't spend anytime in court or jail, then it will prove once again that talk is cheap when it comes from Tea Party favorites.

    Yeah.

  • ||

    It's like they're high on their own ignorance. "See how fucking stupid and uninformed I am? Isn't it totally awesome?!?"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I can't wait until that reanimated skeletal corpse of a daughter, Malia the NecroChild, gets into some trouble a few years from now...

    The hypocrisy will be delicious, as will the eventual "mysterious death" of the paparazzi who took the photograph.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    How can they be uninformed -- they read HuffPo every day!

  • Pro Libertate||

    I suppose his parents should shoot him? WTF?

  • Randian||

    What the fuck?

    Goddamit do I hate the culture war.

  • MJGreen||

    "These monsters don't think there should even be a state-mandated drinking age, and I bet now they'll do everything they can to protect this 19 year-old from a law they consider unjust! Hypocrites, all of them!!"

  • Randian||

    Yeah, so Rand Paul wants to shield people from the State, and he's going to do the same with his kid, but somehow that means that he's not taking personal responsibility.

  • ||

    Interesting how may people believe that Randal Paul was named after Ayn Rand.

  • Randian||

    I thought that he specifically abbreviated his name to draw the connection, though.

  • A Serious Man||

    No, growing up he was known as Randy, but it was his wife that started calling him Rand and I guess he liked it, perhaps for the reason you mentioned, it's certainly memorable.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    It's the name of a corporation too, and as we all know he is the tool of corporations or something.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    But RAND is a non-profit founded by TOP. MEN. in the government-military complex whose mission is to assist the government with information and analysis.

    So it's ok.

  • nicole||

    I'll get you a $10 midget hooker BJ

    TIWTANFL

    You could at least do it Happy Meal–style and have a boy prize and a girl prize.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    TIWTANFL

    ?

    Please elaborate.

  • nicole||

    This is why there are no female libertarians.

    What, I can't have my own acronym?!?

  • ||

    Feminist Apprehensive Girl?

  • nicole||

    That could work for me...

  • Coeus||

    And to round it out, some comments on it from FARK:

    I do think it's rich RAND PAUL is pleading for privacy in this matter, considering his positions on abortion and reproductive health.

    Much of the same.

  • AlmightyJB||

    He's 19. That's what he's supposed to be doing.

  • Zeb||

    I though t it was legal above 10,000 ft.

  • Ted S.||

    We discussed this over in the Mourning Lynx.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Democrats want $1 trillion in new revenue to “balance” spending cuts, of which there really aren’t any."

    That's just stupid.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Apparently they need tax increases to balance the new tax increases.

  • Matrix||

    Someone released the Kraken

    We're all doomed!

  • Coeus||

    It's official, feminists have so confused themselves that they are no longer sure what "rape" is.

    Though at least this post acknowledges the problem, and attempts to start a dialog. It's light-years beyond their usual tripe on the subject.

  • Brett L||

    Consent requires sobriety

    I've been raped more times than comfort lady in a WWII Japanese camp.

  • Randian||

    Seriously, if this is where they want to go, I want both drunken parties arrested then.

    It's funny how misogynistic the feminists really are when they push the sobriety angle. I have never, ever heard of them call for the arrest of a sober / buzzed woman who went to bed with a drunk man.

  • Brett L||

    If we're just arresting the more sober one, I have some blackout coyotes I woke up next to who I'd have prosecuted. Well, not really, because that would mean that I'd have to admit waking up in bed next to them.

  • ||

    One of the prerequisites of modern "feminism" is being a misogynist.

  • Coeus||

    One of the prerequisites of modern "feminism" is being a misogynist.

    Another one is a refusal to engage with people who are using logic.

    Jill
    1.7.2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink | Reply *
    Ok. I am about 10 minutes away from shutting down comments on this post. Let me reiterate: Michelle has opened up a piece of her history here, to all of us, and that is scary and brave and important. If people are not going to treat that with the respect and gravity it deserves, I’m going to start wielding the ban hammer. No one forces you to comment on a blog post. If what you’re saying is something that might be harmful to a writer who has just publicly written about her assault for the first time, I would strongly urge you to consider not saying it.
  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Let me reiterate: Michelle has opened up a piece of her history here, to all of us, and that is scary and brave and important.

    And once again, feminists show why the 19th Amendment was such a horrible idea.

    "Validate her feelings, you monsters!"

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, because no woman ever goes out for a night of drinking with some desire to go home with some guy. Impossible.

  • A Serious Man||

    I'll just leave this here: The Kickstarter page of the Fertile Earth Foundation wants your help to create a sexy calender of women covered in excrement to raise awareness about compost.

  • ||

    They're full of shit.

  • ||

    Sexy and hippy are antithetical, no matter how much excrement is involved.

  • ||

    Even if it's a lot of excrement?

  • ||

    Even if it's Warty's.

  • ||

    It really depends on whose excrement it is, don't you think?

  • ||

    Maybe. You offering?

  • Brett L||

    Its so hard to tell whether they're covered in shit or just stink like it with all that patchouli.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    72 backers...all of them shit fetishists.

  • Ska||

    How many used the alias Liane Cartman?

  • AlmightyJB||

    That's gross.

  • ||

    Hey! Look! A woman on the internet!

  • Brett L||

    I'll take two, please.

  • Coeus||

    Oppression Olympics gets real:

    I’m (not) sorry to inform you that femme privilege does not exist. Not in the queer community. Not in the world at large. Does. Not. Exist. In fact, the very idea of inherent “femme privilege” is rooted in misguided misogyny....

    So, in short, don’t come at me with that shit. Quit relegating feminitinity to the backburners of queerness because of a faulty generalization. Check your own association of femmeness with excess and shallowness and stupidity.
  • ||

    SugarFree? I need a mansplanation over here. What is femme privilege, and why should I be outraged over it?

  • ||

    It's when the Violent Femmes get given a table at the restaurant before you do even though you got there first because they're famous and you're not. It's very outrageous. I mean, you were there first!

  • Ska||

    I threw a rubber tit at the Violent Femmes while they were performing in some Polish club in Brooklyn. The guy who plays the random percussion snatched it and put it in front of his wooden box drum substitute for the duration of the concert.

    And that's when I learned to love Chinese novelties from the dollar store.

  • ||

    I'm proud of you, Ska. You managed to go to a club in Brooklyn. Did you take the train all by yourself?

  • Ska||

    That's for the peasantry and faggots such as yourself.

    (said the guy at the Violent Femmes show)

  • ||

    Do you actually think I ever took the train to Brooklyn? Come now, Ska, do be sensible. Well, maybe to Brooklyn Heights a few times. But that's not really part of Brooklyn in spirit.

  • GILMORE||

    Ska| 1.7.13 @ 5:47PM |#

    I threw a rubber tit at the Violent Femmes while they were performing in some Polish club in Brooklyn.

    I am guessing 'Club Europa' in Greenpoint

    its the only largish music venue in the only mostly-polish neighborhood in Bk

    its so awesomely Polish-Guido.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Is it the doctrine where women have the sole discretion whether or not to have sex and the ability to deny consent before, during, and after coitus?

  • AuH2O||

    Basically, femmes are "safe" because people read them as non gay females, as opposed to either not female or instantly gay.

    Basically, its a bunch of butches who look like men bitching

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    "femme"
    "genderqueer"
    "cis(sexual|gendered|sexist)"

    WHY DON'T "REGULAR WOMEN" IDENTIFY WITH FEMINISM? WHAT ARE WE THEY DOING WRONG?!?!

  • OldMexican||

    Hang on to your wallets: Democrats want $1 trillion in new revenue to "balance" spending cuts


    I guess taxing the rich wasn't enough after all... Just like everybody here predicted.

  • Killazontherun||


    Bank of America Freezes Gun Manufacturer's Account, Company Owner Claims/b

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregor.....ner-claims

    “After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review -- her exact words were -- ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”

  • KPres||

    He'll be OK if he can show it was only Mexican drug lords buying the guns.

  • BigT||

    Make BoA DOA.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Tenant and former owner occupied. $75 doc fee paid by Buyer at COE. Sold AS Is with no repairs and subject to existing tenancies. The Buyer assumes all risks associated with the existing tenancies after close of escrow. Seller will not transfer any legal action related to any existing tenancies.Please do not disturb the occupants who will not be vacating prior to the sale.Seller will not provide any interior showings or inspections. Drive by. No sign on property.

    What, no clause regarding screen rights?

    SAVE MEEEEE!!!!!
    BUY THIS TOTALLY-NOT-AN-OBVIOUS-FUCKING-NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Here's some vmit inducing blovation from Krugman about turning down the Treasury Secretary job that he was never offered to begin with:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/.....94067.html

  • KPres||

    Why wouldn't they want somebody who's notable policy prescriptions to date include calling for the creation of the housing bubble, faking an alien invasion, and minting a $1 trillion coin?

  • ||

    Wait a second...is Krugman gunning for becoming Dr. Evil?

    "A one trillion dollar coin."

  • Killazontherun||

    When the generals laugh at that number, we're fucked. Uh oh. They laughed.

  • Coeus||

  • A Serious Man||

    I'm not very knowledgeable about guns, so can someone explain this Slate article about the insidious AR-15 to me?

    He's a crime reporter claiming a legal ad-on would allow the AR-15 to fire 900 rounds per minute.

  • Randian||

    I would explain it, but you're the dope who went and read Slate despite my specific instructions not to do so. So ponder that on the Tree of Woe.

  • A Serious Man||

    You're not my supervisor!

  • John||

    Sure it could fire 900 rounds a minute, if you had a belt feed and didn't mind melting the barrel.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You could hook it up to a water-cooling radiator of some sort, I suppose.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    You could hook it up to a water-cooling radiator of some sort, I suppose.

    Of course, you would have to put that equipment on some sort of chassis, with wheels to transport it easily. An engine to drive the wheels would be convenient. And armor, to protect the gears and mechanisms of the equipment.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Keep talking.

  • Coeus||

    Well, obvioulsly we need to ban 900 round clips. This common-sense regulation would go a long way to doing absolutely nothing but allowing us to demand at a later date that all other measures have failed, and we must ban guns.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The 2nd Amendment says nothing about clips or ammunition.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    If your semiauto rifle is muzzle-loaded, there won't be a problem.

  • GILMORE||

    NEIN!!! NICT "CLIPS!!"

  • Coeus||

    Why not?

  • GILMORE||

    firearms aficionados are very strict about the "magazines" terminology

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Crime is Slate’s new crime blog.

    I assumed it was about candy.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: A Serious Man,

    He's a crime reporter claiming a legal ad-on would allow the AR-15 to fire 900 rounds per minute.


    He means the cyclic rate, which you can't really achieve even if you tried. Doesn't matter what he alledges, you have to have a special firearms license to own a fully-automatic rifle, so he's just indulging in scaremongering.

  • db||

    Dude. You don't have to have a license to own a machinegun. You just have to have gone through a background check and register the transfer with the ATF. Just like you'll probably have to do with semiautos if DiFi gets her way.

  • Generic Stranger||

    It's...somewhat more complicated than that.

    You cannot own a machinegun manufactured after 1986, because that's when they stopped allowing you to register new ones. So converting an AR-15 to full automatic is pretty much super-duper illegal. It also means that prices for full-autos are sky high.

    In addition, you need to have either your local sheriff or the police chief sign off on the paperwork. And then you have to wait for several months while the ATF processes your application.

  • db||

    I've been through the process several times.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Yes, but presumably many people who may be reading your post haven't, and you made it sound more simple than it is.

  • db||

    I guess it seems pretty simple now. But what I wrote was factually correct. You only need a license to manufacture or deal in NFA firearms, not to simply own them. Although, the very fact that the process is so onerous makes it a pain in the ass. I sincerely hope that the proposals to add semiauto rifles to the NFA list do not succeed.

  • JeremyR||

    My neighbor has a bump stock for his AR-15. It doesn't let you fire full auto, but faster than you can pull the trigger yourself. Pretty cool.

    But AFAIK, no one has ever used one for a crime. And I'm not sure how it would make a school shooting worse, since this guy likely could have liked 20 children with a sledge hammer, if there was no one there to stop him (as was the case).

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    I have no experience with full automatic weapons, but I'd imagine a big drawback is that you can't aim it at 900 different objects per second, so if you're really fast, you'd wind up putting 150 rounds each into 6 objects.

  • db||

    The main advantage of shoulder fired automatic weapons is that you can place 2-3 rounds very precisely and very quickly with a single trigger pull.

  • db||

    So, imagine if your double tap splits were 0.07 seconds and they were more precise because you didn't have to pull the trigger twice.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Some of the rifle enthusiasts around here were saying tri-burst was a worthless setting a couple of weeks ago...

  • db||

    The burst setting is useless. Trigger control is what matters. If you have to rely on a ratchet to stop firing, you don't have enough control. If you can't squeeze off a single shot with the selector in full auto, you either don't know what you're doing, you're not taking advantage of your capabilities, or you're shooting a G18 or a M11/9.

  • db||

    Or just about any .22lr machinegun. Those things are fast.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Not to mention those 6 objects would probably be ceiling tiles.

  • db||

    You (and Tulpa) come out to our club and I'll see about getting you some trigger time on the '16. The rise is nothing like what you expect if you're prepared for it.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Oh hells yes.

    You wanna drive, Tulpa?

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    I would, but my car smells like decomposing hamburger for some reason. It would be embarrassing.

  • db||

    Sounds like Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment. I may have to rethink my offer.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Going right now to check out the local places for guns and ammo. Hope there is what I need. Probably not though.

  • db||

    That's the problem when ammo's scarce. But if you bring some .22lr, we can use that too (I love the versatility of the AR design).

  • General Butt Naked||

    There ain't nuthin' out there.

    Well there is, but it's at Gander Mountain and their prices are ridiculous.

  • db||

    Crap. Well, like I said, if you can get any .22s...

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    You can take my 6.5mm Bergmann from my cold, dead hands.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Did you look at Dick's? Or do you not associate with them anymore.

    I'm sure CTD has ammo...

  • db||

    I think from now on I will buy nothing from Dick's other than 5.56x45mm ammo. If they don't stock it, fuck 'em.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    There ain't nuthin' out there.

    When I bought 3 boxes of 9mm 100 rds at WM a few days ago, and the lady at the counter said a guy came in that morning and bought the entire shipment of 7.62x39 that they got in. 30 boxes.

  • AlmightyJB||

    And how many people have been killed by someone using this device?

  • db||

    But-but-but-but theoretically, 900 people a minute could meet a horrible bloody death! Why do you want to see so many people murdered?

  • Tejicano||

    He's a crime reporter claiming a legal ad-on would allow the AR-15 to fire 900 rounds per minute.

    Since the standard M-16 mechanism only runs at about 750 rounds per minute I wonder just what the heck they did to bump it up to 900 RPM? (I know it can be done but needs more modification than just converting it to full auto)

    Sounds like pure BS to me.

  • Coeus||

    Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain Development

    Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame.
  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    From experience with some of my friends, modern parenting may hinder brain development in parents, too.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Coeus,

    Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children


    So we must return to paleo-rearing.

    Where did I leave that rod...???

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    In my experience, "the rod" tends to, historically, have been more of an urban civilization thing. Among pastoralist, and the like, cultures the kids run amok with very little physical "correction" used. Quite frankly, running wild through the woods sounds a lot more "paleo" to me, and it also sounds like a blast, kid or not!

  • Brandon||

    It's probably outside with the baby. Unless the wolves got it.

  • Coeus||

    Where did I leave that rod...???

    You won't find it. The rod has left the farm to seek its destiny.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Skimming the article, only the final paragraph actual brain development, and in a dubious fashion to boot -- lateralization (i.e., left vs. right hemispheres) is not as significant as it is usually presented in the popular press (and functional localization in general is relatively poorly understood).

    The professor whose quotations form the bulk of the article has her PhD in educational psychology and only a handful of published papers on neuroscience, nearly all of which are on moral (neuro)psychology and in mediocre and/or highly subject-specific journals.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    And what's so wrong/sketchy about "highly subject-specific journals"?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    They often are perfectly fine. But they have a reputation for having loose selection standards to muster up "enough" content.

    Of course in the internet age regular issues of a roughly constant length is a useless practice, but it's still extremely common practice.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Yeah, I can see that. My work is rather specialized, so that's where it goes, for now.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    I imagine it would also vary a lot based on whether the speciality is so much that practitioners of the field writ large wouldn't understand or wouldn't care care about its output, in which case a speciality journal would be self-evidently justified.

    She does not have that going for her (i.e., her work is going to be fairly transparent to people in the larger cognitive science community).

  • ||

    I walked by these asshats in downtown Htown today. They were every bit as ridiculous as it sounds:

    After being forced out of the lobby by police, the protesters gathered on the sidewalk and performed street theatre in which a “pipe dragon” puppet destroyed homes and poisoned water until being slain by knights representing the grassroots coalition of Tar Sands Blockade, Idle No More, Earth First and others.
  • Brett L||

    In addition to land and water concerns, the Keystone XL pipeline is a classic case of environmental racism. In Houston, the low-income neighborhoods near refineries, such as Manchester, whose residents are 90% Latino, will have to breathe the noxious wastes of the tar sands refining process.

    Are you fucking kidding me? White people lived in Pasadena for years without ill effect.

  • Sevo||

    "In Houston, the low-income neighborhoods near refineries, such as Manchester, whose residents are 90% Latino, will have to breathe the noxious wastes of the tar sands refining process."

    Hmm. Wonder why some neighborhoods are 'low income'?
    Might be because people with more money buy someplace away from industrial activities? Maybe?

  • txgypsy||

    hell,I was raised in TexasCity.......aside from the annual BP/Amoco f'ups....no harm from 'noxious wastes there either...........

  • db||

    Just thought I'd link this from an earlier thread I happened to revisit. It's either D- trolling or seriously legit.

  • Sevo||

    The 'beat children' comment?
    You're too kind: F.

  • db||

    Yeah, you're right. I was drinking.

  • ||

    ACK! I was hooking up my new keg of Racer 5 and I just broke my coupler!

  • db||

    Damn that's an emergency! Is there a homebrew shop nearby?

  • ||

    No, unfortunately I have to order parts like this on the intertubes. I think I'm going to go ahead and channel my dad's proclivity for having "extra parts" after every assembly and just hook it up like it is. This broken check valve can't be too important...

  • db||

    Is it the liquid ball check, or the silicone gas check? I think you could probably get away without the gas check.

  • ||

    It's the liquid check. Interestingly, I replaced this coupler several months ago and the old one doesn't have the liquid check at all.

    Anyway, it's back together now and seems to be pouring fine for the time being.

  • waaminn||

    Come man give the dude a break!

    www.AnonMix.tk

  • Coeus||

    Man writes a book about having sex with a dolphin. Now openly laments that he can't get a job.

  • ||

  • Hugh Akston||

    That's a good picture of you though, Epi.

  • ||

    Don't be absurd, Hugh, I've never had sex with a dolphin. I stick to porpoises. Dolphins' conical teeth can cause some really bad scraping. And there was that one time with that sea lion but we were both really drunk and I don't remember much.

    It was April the forty-first
    Being a quadruple leap year
    I was driving in downtown Atlantis
    My barracuda was in the shop
    So I was in a rented stingray
    And it was overheating

    So I pulled into a Shell Station
    They said I'd blown a seal
    I said, 'Fix the damn thing
    And leave my private life out of it
    Okay pal?'

  • Hugh Akston||

    My bad, I should have known that wasn't you because that guy is presumably literate.

  • ||

    Think I had a wet dream, cruisin' through the Gulf stream.
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. Wet dream.

  • Matrix||

    I haven't heard that song since I was a teenager.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Mr. Brenner, we're going to be covering a lot of subjects in great deal of detail over the course of this interview, but I'd like to begin completely out of context by asking you one question, more than any other, almost every American and people all over the world want me to ask. Did you put it in the blowhole or the va-jay-jay?

  • Coeus||

    Gawker tells people that Uruguay has the president of your dreams. I have linked to the commenter living there who tells them the true price of lefty idealism.

  • Sevo||

    From the link:
    "Jose Mujica is like the ideal of what people thought Castro or Chavez might be, before they turned into corrupt power-mad dictators"

    See? He's just the Top Man. That's all you need, just the Top Man.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Mujica is actually one of the few lefties I don't hate and maybe even like. He did legalize abortion, gay marriage, and sorta legalized MJ. He's also a stolid one-termer. But his economic program is teh suck. Not nearly as teh suck as Chavez or Kirchner however.

  • Juice||

    47% of income goes to taxes? Whoa. Who could live through such a nightmare?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    This broken check valve can't be too important...

    900 beers per minute!

  • Sevo||

    Watercooled!

  • db||

    Dude. I'd love to build a brewery that boiled wort using the heat from a continuously firing machinegun. Add in some airplanes and babes and that would be a hell of a day.

  • Sevo||

    Apropos nothing at all, did you know you can track ships?
    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
    (I was checking a link for a ship (featured) that somehow ran into a bridge)

  • db||

    That's pretty cool. Have you been to FlightAware? you can track any plane on an IFR flight plan.

  • Sevo||

    Nope, but I am now!
    Problem is, the flight I want to track is probably the one I'm on, and I'm not sure I can do that.

  • db||

    Only if you have wifi on your flight. But you can go there after the fact and download the ground track, altitude and speed record. Be aware if you're tracking a loved one's flight, that once the plane gets below radar coverage it essentially drops off the map for a while.

  • db||

    Looks like everyone's in port around the world!

  • Generic Stranger||

    Yes. Supposedly, it is sometimes used by pirates to set up ambushes.

  • Coeus||

    A first for policeone.com Not a single commenter wants to know what happened leading up to the video. Wonder why?

  • Hawk Spitui||

    Didn't somebody say the other day they thought the Dems would attempt to repeal the 22nd Amendment? Wait no longer....

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/B.....es15ih.htm

  • db||

    How many times has this been attempted in the past?

  • A Secret Band of Robbers||

    Looks like the same guy, Rep. Serrano, has been pushing this pretty much constantly since Clinton's re-election.

    The progressives are always waiting for the next FDR and they want to be ready when he arrives.

  • db||

    That's kind of what I figured.

  • ||

    That's a joke right?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    It's smart politics. Obama has already proven he can handedly win elections regardless of how shitty a job he does so why wouldn't the Dems want to keep winning the Presidency without having to find a good candidate?

  • Coeus||

    Epi called it.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    I called it election night.

  • Cytotoxic||

    America is becoming Argentina. Please tell me this is not happening.

  • GILMORE||

    argentina is deeply insulted now

  • db||

    Venezuela wishes they were Argentina.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I wish we were America.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    Don't lie. You wish we were Soma**a

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Yeah hockey is great.
    But go ahead and pretend baseball is better.

  • Cytotoxic||

    They both suck.

  • GILMORE||

    as hank paulson says, "Better" is not "Good". true dat.

    and hank paulson sucks!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    BASEBALL IS BETTER!

  • GILMORE||

    needs moar cocaine and fistfighting. it all went downhill after the '86 Mets

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Fair enough.

  • ||

    This better not be the way the game plays out. I can't fucking stand Nick Saban, and this will only make SEC fan even more insufferable.

  • ||

    Less than 5 minutes in and we already have a horrifically blown call!

  • Drake||

    Make it 2. Doesn't look like they will make a difference.

  • db||

    I don't have much interest in this, but is it going as expected?

  • db||

    HOLY SHIT just looked up the score an my ND alumni cousins have got to be shitting themselves on facebook.

  • Drake||

    Sure - the SEC will win half their bowl games and be proclaimed the greatest conference in all of sports.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah, what a scam, winning all these national titles. I hope Obama vetoes Alabama's fraudulent win.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Pro Lib, I've decided that you and I are going to play for the national title in wanting a space elevator.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The beauty of that is that if one of us wins, we both win.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Also, no one else gets a chance to win.

    I start by sacrificing sex for a month to get a space elevator erected.

  • db||

  • db||

    Goddamit! link.

  • db||

    Fuckit. Just go to www.superiorerection.com

  • Drake||

    When does the playoff system start? The popularity poll system is getting old.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, Alabama is winning 28-0 at halftime.

  • waaminn||

    lol, A big middle finger salute to the dems!

    www.anon-mix.tk

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