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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...fell for a gag story that Sarah Palin is joining Al Jazeeraa.

    Nice to know she can still make them lose their shit.

  • A Serious Man||

    Breaking news: KCAL-9 reports that authorities are currently engaged in a shootout with Christopher Dorner in Big Bear.

  • playa manhattan||

    One officer wounded, hostage situation

  • A Serious Man||

    The cops are driving the reporter away. Just heard one yell "Get the fuck out of here" on the air from the guy's phone.

  • playa manhattan||

    Go to NBC4. They have aerial shots of the gas that was dropped from the helicopter

  • playa manhattan||

    Plus, he carjacked a white 4 door dodge pickup. So don't drive one of those in CA until this is over...

  • playa manhattan||

    I posted the link about Dorner buying scuba gear in another thread. Apparently, it was to outlast tear gas in his last stand...

  • A Serious Man||

    Two more officers down according to unconfirmed reports.

  • playa manhattan||

    And now they are saying he may have gotten away. They are putting up roadblocks around redlands airport now..

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is it actually Dorner or some 12-year-old albino girl in a wheelchair?

  • Almanian!||

    Don't talk smack about Johnny Winter! He still owns "Highway 61" like no one else...

  • JW||

    GET HIM!

  • Enough About Palin||

    Notice anything unusual about this lung scan? Harvard researchers found that 83 percent of radiologists didn't notice the gorilla in the top right portion of this image.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/healt.....lain-sight

  • BakedPenguin||

    Be fair, there are very few gorilla shaped lesions or tumors.

  • rts||

  • mr simple||

  • $park¥||

    My wife thinks I'm crazy for thinking Victoria Justice is hot.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    You're wife is crazy, she is hot.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Your*

  • $park¥||

    That was my retort when she called me crazy.

  • $park¥||

    I also told her to rethink her position that I have bad taste in women.

  • gaijin||

    You're wife is crazy, she is hot.

    Sparkys wife is crazy AND hot?

  • ||

    If we've learned anything from Steve McNair... it's not to stick your dick in crazy.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Hey, I fixed your, isn't that good enough?

  • gaijin||

    yes, yes it is.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Probably because you were supposed to be saying that the blonde one is the hot one.

  • A Serious Man||

    In one of the coolest pranks ever, hackers broke into the emergency broadcast system and inserted a voice and text alert of a pending zombie apocalypse that then went out over the air.

    Way to cry wolf hackers. Let's just hope you're the first to get your brains eaten when the apocalypse strikes.

  • ||

    This Book is Full of Spiders is the instruction manual.

  • BakedPenguin||

    You can't fool me. That's just Scott Thompson's pen name.

  • Brett L||

    Its a coverup!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    BATH SALTS WENT ON SALE!

  • Almanian!||

    The COOLEST prank would be having LOLCATS taking over the world. THAT would be the COOLEST prank.

    Stupid hackers...

  • Matrix||

  • JW||

    Now, *that's* truth in advertising.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Self-defense rights, and attacks by politicians on the same, are expected to take center stage at President Obama's [SOTUA]...

    So will he actually bring the coffins out or will he keep it subtle?

  • Enough About Palin||

    Self-defense rights =/= A2

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Unless you count self-defense against tyrants.

  • Enough About Palin||

    What I take issue with is the phrase "Self-defense rights". Them are weasel words. Like "social justice" or "fair share".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I hadn't heard the phrasing until recently.

  • Killazontherun||

  • mr simple||

    When did Olivia get boobs?

  • Killazontherun||

    They look smacktacular there.

  • iggy||

    I keep scrolling down to read other comments, but for some reason I keep getting drawn back here.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Lactacular

  • Enough About Palin||

    Licktacular.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    You must really think I'm awesome for that gift.

    Made my day!

  • Killazontherun||

    I think I'm just going to stare at those for the evening instead of doing the State of the Union comments with you guys this evening.

  • Almanian!||

    And who could blame you? No one.

  • Killazontherun||

    My wife could, but she doesn't give a crap about online materials.

  • fish||

    Damn you killaz....I have to go to a meeting...and I'm wearing khakis!

  • Killazontherun||

    You know what's weird. My hair looked EXACTLY like hers in the mirror this morning. Color, body, muss up, everything.

  • Enough About Palin||

  • Killazontherun||

    I can guarantee the lady, she was not the source.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I am so sick of zombies. Can we move on to some other form of undead? Something obscure and untapped?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Lent is coming up.

  • ||

    Jesus: the first zombie.

  • NeonCat||

    Lazarus was the first zombie.

  • NoVAHockey||

    who reanimated based on contact from Jesus, our patient zero

  • ||

    Wow, you guys know your Bible way better than I do.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You took the effort to capitalize Bible. Get a load of Churchy LaFemme over here.

  • ||

    (begins exorcism on FoE)

    THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

  • $park¥||

    It's the title of a book, it's supposed to be capitalized. Neanderthal.

  • Mensan||

    It's supposed to be italicized (or underlined) as well.

  • NeonCat||

    So Jesus was a carrier of "zombieism" before dying and developing a full-blown case? What medical school did you pay 35 cents for a diploma from, huh?

  • NoVAHockey||

    Hollywood Upstairs Medical College

  • ||

    I think he went to Brown. What a jerk.

  • Enough About Palin||

    No, Smith.

  • rts||

    Ezekiel had a zombie army:

    So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

    ...

    So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
  • ||

    Master Shake: Why do you disappoint me? [Ezekiel starts crying] Second by second, you waste my time.

    Frylock: Shake Shake Shake, lets just have some fun out here, okay?

    Master Shake: Why? He sucks. C'mon Sucky, before you ruin the entirety of my future.

    Frylock: Shake--

    Master Shake: The only reason God doesn't erase you from the face of the Earth is because you amuse him somehow.

  • NeonCat||

    OK, that beats Lazarus.

    And if they had attacked Pearl Harbor, the movie could have been called Torah Torah Torah.

  • rts||

    Terrible. Just terrible.

  • Killazontherun||

    Ghast? But after LOTR, people are sick of elves too. Probably even undead ones.

  • mr simple||

    Maybe Liches will help spice things up. They know magic.

  • Pro Libertate||

    They're all magical and stuff, right? That's better than zombies, who are the retards of the undead world.

  • ||

    Fucking love Liches. Every spellcaster I've made in D&D aspires to lichdom.

  • $park¥||

    Banshees?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Too Irish.

  • Mensan||

    Banshees aren't undead; they're fairies.

  • A Serious Man||

    Succubus.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And we have a winner.

  • $park¥||

    Succubi aren't undead, they're demons. Come on, man.

  • ||

    Didn't we establish in an earlier thread that ProL is stupid?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    it's written right in the membership pamphlets.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Godlike stupidity, maybe.

  • Enough About Palin||

    No one wants to watch a program about my ex-wife. No one.

  • Killazontherun||

    They are more technically demons than undead.

  • BakedPenguin||

    But they're sexier than undead. Well, except for vampire strippers.

  • Killazontherun||

    Vampire strippers who bite you on the neck. MMMM, be in the bunk.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Second.

  • Almanian!||

    Goddamn it - LOLCATS or nothing!

  • NeonCat||

    Pfft, everyone knows they're stuck in the intertubez. Just don't leave any catnip (or cheezburgers) by any Ethernet jacks.

  • Mensan||

    Undead lolcatz?

  • ||

    Strigoi?

  • alittlesense||

    I thought that was Greek yogurt........

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Short-term unemployment may almost be back to normal, but the long-term variety remains at exactly triple its average from 2001-7. Economists say they're perplexed.

    Of course they are. Policies increasingly discouraging and disincentivizing hiring couldn't possibly be having an effect.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    But ALL economists agree that these policies are EXACTLY what was needed to bring the economy back to life!

  • Almanian!||

    The science IS settled.

  • fish||

    ...and in happier news for those of you holding Ruger, Smith & Wesson and the shares of other gun makers.

    65 million new personal firearms sold since sugar coated Barry-O's took office.

    How bout a vigorous round of applause for our "Salesman of the Decade"

    (Oh shit...I meant to post this at Dailykos...you guys won't give a damn!)

  • Almanian!||

    wow - WOW!

  • wakeup||

    The true story of aspartame

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Squids can fly 100 feet in the air

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes, how relieved I was to find that my principal escape route, in the event that the pythons totally infest every square foot of Florida, is blocked by flying squid.

  • ||

    There's no escape from Florida, ProL. Unless your name is Snake Plissken. Which would be weird considering the pythons.

  • Almanian!||

    "Name's Plisskin.."

  • Killazontherun||

    I made the comment the other night while the nephew was watching Walking Dead, or whatever that show is called, 'that dude there was obviously modeled on Snake Plissken'. He had no idea who I was referring to.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I don't want to escape. Really, all I want is for the pythons to be gone and for a mountain range to be built down the middle of state, like Italy. But no volcanoes, thanks.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I escaped from that shithole! Though many would argue that moving to KY was no upgrade.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I like Florida, at least where I live.

  • $park¥||

    Well they come with a built in propeller. What would you expect?

  • Matrix||

    Woman dies from drinking 10 liters of coke a day

    Gimme a litre o' cola.
    What?
    A litre o' cola.
    Litrecola? Do we sell litrecola?
    Will you just order a large, Farva?
    I don't want a large farva. I want a goddamn litre o' cola!
    I don't know what that is!
    Litre is French for give me my fuckin' cola before I break VOUS FUCKIN' LIP!

  • Matrix||

    Anyway, I think this is a wakeup call that we need liter limits to 5 a day.

  • Almanian!||

    Rum and Cocaaaaa-Cola
    Go down Point Koomahnah
    Both mother and daughter
    Workin' for the Yankee dollar...

    /Andrews Sisters

  • Enough About Palin||

    Dirty, dirty bitches.

  • ||

  • Brett L||

    It mystifies me that TX is so pro-business, unless that business is alcohol. I don't get it. The Baptists don't even hate strip clubs with the same fervor.

  • SIV||

    "a bit" is far too generous

  • $park¥||

    Another reason to love Maryland.

    A child's project, but also an online app or lesson plan a teacher creates, could be fair game.

    According to a draft of the proposal obtained by FoxNews.com, "Works created by employees and/or students specifically for use by the Prince George's County Public School or a specific school or department within PGCPS, are properties of the Board of Education even if created on the employee's or student's time and with use of their materials."

  • Almanian!||

    All your art are belong to us

  • A Serious Man||

    Senate passes Violence Against Women Act.

    Guess we'll finally find out what's in it.

  • ||

    They couldn't throw the word "Preventing" in the title of the bill? This is worse than people who do marathons to "raise money for cancer".

  • ||

    "The Violent Assault and Gender Inequality Neutralization Act" maybe?

  • Coeus||

    Never fear, The house will hold the line.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Stripper arrested after being booed offstage

  • $park¥||

    You bastard!

  • Almanian!||

    Mother FUCKER. I just haaaaad to look...just had to.

    "Oh, it's not SugarFree, so this link will be OK..."

    Son of a BITCH!

  • Marshall Gill||

    Thanks for taking one for the team, dude.

  • ||

    Dark-haired Fabio had been forced to pull out at the last minute and he had been replaced by "scruffy" novice Leon Zbudowskyj, wearing grey tracksuit trousers and braces.

    I'm not entirely sure I would've used the phrase "pull out" in this story. The quotes from the attendees are worth the click:

    In fact he looked like he had been hit in the face with a wok.
  • rac3rx||

    The wok comment was worth the entire article.

  • $park¥||

    Another sci-fi writer for the do not read list?

    Orson Scott Card, a well-known science fiction author, is part of a team of writers and artists assembled by DC Comics to create "Adventures of Superman."

    Card, who is Mormon, is also an opponent of same-sex marriage. He once called gay marriage the end of democracy in America.

    He once wrote that "the left is at war with the family" and suggested gays could change.

    "Same-sex attraction is not a strait jacket; people's desires change over time; gay people still have choices; a reproductive dysfunction like same-sex attraction is not a death sentence for your DNA or for your desire to have a family in which children grow up with male and female parents to model appropriate gender roles," he wrote in an op-ed.

  • A Serious Man||

    He's a Mormon.

  • ||

    I wouldn't let someone's retarded views limit your entertainment choices. However, Card is vastly overrated, so you might want to consider that too.

  • $park¥||

    Only thing I ever read by him was the Homecoming series. It wasn't horrible...

  • mnarayan||

    The Homecoming series was far and away the worst stuff he wrote. I'm pretty sure even his Mormon propaganda is more entertaining.

  • ||

    Is that the US political conspiracy stuff? It's the stupidest thing I remember ever skimming.

  • Brett L||

    I actually kind of enjoyed The Gate Thief. And Wyrms. Ender's Game is a YA standard. But yeah. Flogging the Ender universe for every last penny is off-putting.

  • Killazontherun||

    However, Card is vastly overrated, so you might want to consider that too.

    ^this. I didn't even like Ender's Game, it was tolerable at best. The sequels are morally perverted crap.

  • ||

    I got 10 pages into the first sequel and then took it back to the library.

  • ||

    I made the mistake of buying Speaker for the Dead right after finishing Ender, and it's been glaring at me from my unread books pile for 10 years.

  • gaijin||

    christ is it groundhog day around here?! I think I've already read entire threads about appreciating artists work separately from their political views, the MD school system claiming intellectual property over student's work, and terminal stupidity mixing with coke...or as they say down south, co-cola.

  • $park¥||

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm not all that into Card, anyway, but I still like Ender's Game well enough (though I gag when people put it high up on "best science fiction ever" lists).

  • ||

    Most people have no fucking taste whatsoever, so that's going to happen.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The only use I get from those lists is that sometimes the list contains something I haven't read yet that I decide I want to read. The ordering is almost always beyond dumb.

  • ||

    Just look at how many retards put the Foundation series on such lists. That just proves how idiotic they are.

  • Pro Libertate||

    My "Fuck you, Episiarch" was implied.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Create "Pro Libertate's non-retarded top trn sci-fi books" list.

  • Pro Libertate||

    SF's more well-read in the genre than I am, because I just don't have the time to endure the mounds of shit out there. I give him my proxy.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "He once wrote that "the left is at war with the family" and suggested gays could change."

    Of course they can change. It's not like they only own one outfit.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Does anyone besides emotionally broken nerds even read comics anymore?

  • Almanian!||

    nope - just Epi

  • Coeus||

    I just finished "The Boys". So I guess that supports your theory.

  • rts||

    L.A. cocaine bust threatens Canada-U.S. police relations

    The dispute threatens police co-operation between Canada and the U.S., as a number of sources affiliated with U.S. law enforcement accuse Canadian police of secretly operating an agent on U.S. soil without permission.
  • Agammamon||

    I'm not sure how the US can complain - we do that shit all the time. Hell our own police forces set up surveillance ops in neighboring *states*.

  • Killazontherun||

    DAs and police chiefs in New York always sound like they are at a literal war with the rest of the United States at their press conferences. I know it is rhetoric to cover their own failures but, damn, they need to put a fucking break on the hot headed tone.

  • rts||

    Conservatives killing off controversial Internet surveillance bill

    Less than a year ago support for Bill C-30, the so-called Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, was presented to Canadians by the government as a binary choice.

    "He can either stand with us or stand with the child pornographers," Public Safety Minister Vic Toews scolded a Liberal critic in the House of Commons last February.

    The comment set off a public fire storm concerning the Internet and personal privacy — a nasty fight that resulted in unsavoury details of Toews' divorce being splashed across the web by a Liberal party operative.

    Toews, who introduced the legislation, did not attend Monday's news conference where Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Bill C-30 is dead.
  • Matrix||

    Those evil conservatives HATE CHILDREN!

  • Almanian!||

    "He can either stand with us or stand with the child pornographers."

    *walks over and stands with the child pornographers*

  • $park¥||

    You're not supposed to bring politics to the prayer breakfast!

    I am no fan of the president's policies, but the National Prayer Breakfast is billed as one of the few nonpolitical events in a very political city. Each year, the co-chairs, one Democrat and one Republican from either the House or Senate, put aside their political differences, as they do in weekly gatherings, to pray for the nation's leaders.

    Carson, who spoke at the same event several years ago, has a compelling and inspirational personal story. He and his brother grew up in Detroit. His parents divorced when he was three. His mother kept an eye on her children and made them turn off the TV and read books. Carson said he did poorly in school and was mocked by classmates until he later caught the learning bug. He retold part of that story, but it was overwhelmed by his criticism of the president's policies.

  • Pro Libertate||

    What's political about suicide avoidance?

  • ||

    It's anti-choice.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I want more choices. Like someone not evil, stupid, or corrupt for president. Or, at least, only one of the three.

  • Brett L||

    Cal Thomas has the butthurt. Dr. Carson must have scored a hit.

  • Almanian!||

    I can't figure out Cal Thomas, other than that he appears to be a big fucktard. I avoid his columns with extreme prejudice.

  • ||

    He shaved off his mustache. It was the only thing sentient on his body... perhaps excluding his asshole.

  • JW||

    "Gentlemen, this is a war room! There's no fighting allowed in here!"

    How the fuck is something sponsored by slimy old pols not political?

  • NeonCat||

    Pray for the nation's leaders as they prey upon the nation…

  • Mike M.||

  • Almanian!||

    "Our plan is working perrrrrfectly...."

    *rubs hands together*

    /Koch Brother

  • Brett L||

    Happy last day of Carnival, everyone.

  • Brett L||

    Advice for women from 1949. Can still work if you read it the right way.

    If you are asked to pick another girl for a foursome, do you pick one obviously less attractive than you are?
    You are unwise to do so. Get the most glamorous girl you know and both men will be pleased

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Sri Lankan inmate stashes phone in rectum

  • JW||

    He's keeping it for his old cellmate's son.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Sugarfree has admitted the same. Says he keeps it on vibrate.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    NFL could go to Canadian sized field?

  • Brett L||

    I'll be goddamned if I'm gonna stand here and allow 'Murca's game to be corrupted by a bunch of beady-eyed people whose head aren't fully attached to their bodies.

  • ||

    You do realize all this "safety" blathering is just some words to appease the Safety Nazis out there, right? Little changes will get made but overall not much will change.

  • Almanian!||

    Sure - you say that now.

    Then, one day, out of the blue - BLAM! Sarcastaball.

    You'll be sorry...

  • Coeus||

    Thank you federally gaurenteed student loans.

    I thought about this for a few days. Honestly, I think I was still in shock. Why did no one tell me before? I would have been down for the cause a long time ago if this was more publicized. However, it was not until the second day of my Psychology of Women class that I had my click! moment. My professor came in the room dressed in black combat boots any girl would be jealous of, a pink polka dot skirt, and a black shirt that read “Vagina Warrior” (which I had no idea what it meant at the time). She was unlike any other woman role model I have had in my life, strong, confident, and passionate about diversity and the women’s movement. She showed a video to coincide with our discussion of feminism and what it means.
  • ||

    I too celebrate poorly dressed, unprofessional educators. If it weren't for them, it'd be so difficult to convince people that higher education has become watered-down and pointless for a growing segment of the population.

  • Coeus||

    The verdict is in. We lost.

    As a part of the survey, Pew posed the following statement for response—a posit that cut right to the heart of the choice between big and small government:

    “A free market economy needs government regulation in order to best serve the public interest.”

    The response was more telling than any bit of data I’ve seen in a very long time as a whopping 63 percent of respondents agreed with the statement while only 31 percent disagreed. Americans, in very large numbers, affirmed their believe that the public interest is served by government regulating the free market because Americans overwhelmingly trust in government more than they trust in business.

    And why shouldn’t they?

    What too many have failed to acknowledge or understand for too long is the simple premise that it was big business that created big government.
  • gaijin||

    Of course the same survey made no attempt to ask any of the respondents just what the hell they thought the 'public interest' was. amirite?

  • Unindicted Co-conspirator||

    Enh. Ungar is a certified rider of the short bus.

    I mean, I reckon a lot of free-market types could answer affirmatively to Pew's question. I think that a free market needs government regulation, too: robust protection of property rights, including remedies for coercion and fraud.

    But Ungar tries to spin the Pew answer as a triumph of Progressive ideology, and, further, tries to pin that on the failures of big business to behave "responsibly" (whatever the fuck that means), which in turn has left the common man seeking equitable reward for his labor with no other place to turn but the fedgov.

    You have to be seriously weapons-grade stupid to believe all that.

  • Coeus||

    You have to be seriously weapons-grade stupid to believe all that.

    Agreed. The spin he starts around halfway through is moronic. But the core observation is correct. We lost. All that remains is to see which of the obvious calamitous consequences occurs first.

  • Proprietist||

    Sure - we need government to regulate against acts of force and fraud for a free market to function in a manner that protects individual rights.

  • Coeus||

    Right, but that's not market regulation. That's legislative criminal code.

  • iggy||

    Well, it's legislative criminal code that has the effect of helping to regulate the behavior of people who don't want to go to jail.

  • Coeus||

    The free marked is facilitated by a simple criminal code which protects property rights (including your own body). It is dishonest to classify that as "government regulation". The market regulation practiced in this country for the last 200 years or so has had the effect of reducing and removing property rights, and as such, is the only thing meant by "government regulation". Not to mention that regulations are created by un-elected regulatory bodies, and not the legislature.

  • GILMORE||

    British Street Food: Even Worse than Most Believe

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foo.....firms.html

    “The agency and police are looking into the circumstances through which meat products, purporting to be beef for kebabs and burgers, were sold when they were in fact horse.”

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