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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...Christie at 74 percent approval in the state—the highest for a governor in 17 years.

    Whining to the federal government to clean up your state's mess is going to be more in vogue than ever.

  • Janine W. Chambliss||

    as Rachel explained I'm shocked that any one can earn $8460 in a few weeks on the internet. have you seen this site link... www.Ace60.com

  • 手香蕉||

    That Rachel is a lying sack of shit. She offered to sell me her old laptop for $342.78 but then backed out of the deal when she got an offer from someone else for $438.73.

  • Enough About Palin||

    FTR, I'm the guy who bought the laptop. I gave her $342.78 in cash and made up the $95.95 difference by doing her ass-to-mouth. She fucking loved it!

  • Brandon||

    That Rachel is a saint! Some asshole was trying to rip her off by only giving her $342.78 for her laptop, so I offered her a fair price...$438.73. And she blew me to boot.

  • Sevo||

    Hell, I gave her a jackson and got laid at lunch yesterday.

  • grey||

    Hah! I got her and her horny sister in an all night threesome - and all I had to do was start spamming work from home links on Reason!

  • BakedPenguin||

    sarcasmic v John. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

  • ||

    Not all of these things are equal.

  • BakedPenguin||

    I would agree.

  • Virginian||

    Yeah when a model is plus sized, you can't see her ribs.

    When a normal woman is plus sized, you gotta roll her in flour to find the wet spot.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Eh. After a few beers, I can see my penis being in any one of those women.

    *shrugs*

  • ||

    No beers necessary here. If that makes me a "chubby chaser," so be it...

  • fish||

    I'm surprised that you would limit yourself to just one. After checking out that page I am forced to acknowledge your superior willpower!

  • Brett L||

    1, 8, and 9, okay. I don't mind some hips, but I prefer a little less cornfed build than the rest.

  • Libertymike||

    Some of those gals need to go Primal!

  • ||

    Do you mean to say that of a group of women, there are some you would prefer to imaginary-fuck more than others? Shocking.

    The whole "plus size" thing is stupid. It is an arbitrary size designation, not a slur.

  • John||

    It is an arbitrary size designation

    I always thought of it as a euphemism for fat in the same way "disabled" is a euphemism for crippled.

  • ||

    That is the great thing about the PC language police. No matter what new words they come up with, they will always mean what people want them to mean. "Mentally challenged" became a slur, hell, "curvy" is now interpreted as a put-down in some circles, because it was (stupidly) used as a non-offensive word for "fat." As long as being retarded and being fat are things that most people don't wish for themselves, all the euphemisms they come up with will end up with negative connotations.

  • John||

    Yup. Idiot, moron, and retarded were originally scientific terms.

  • Mickey Rat||

    It is as if they congenitally cannot understand that a word does not make a state of being undesirable. An undesirable state of being simply is, what you call it makes no difference.

  • Rich||

    Sorry, Dagny, if only one person is offended ....

    Just imagine the to-do if someone said: "The n-word is an arbitrary color designation, not a slur."

  • John||

    Yeah. The ones at the top are very hot. But there are a couple, Tara Lynn to name one, who are flat out fat. Most I would happily do. But not all of them.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Tara Lynn Foxx, on the other hand....

  • Gladstone||

    Hope she has more legs than Terry. *mean*

  • Gladstone||

  • ||

    Eye of the beholder.

  • Translucent Chum||

    Denise Bidot - her arms look about six inches too short for her body.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Neotenic.

    I learned that word from an H&R posters' handle.

  • Killazontherun||

    The exomorphs like the first one are pretty nice. The pudgy ones who lack the big bone structure are kind of gross, like Tara Lynn and Denise Bidot, actually vomit inducing is more like it.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    As links go, that one wasn't too bad.

  • ||

    "Chris Christie appears to be rubbing New Jersey voters the right way."

    I look forward to his remake of the Genie in a Bottle video.

  • ||

    Chris Christie appears to be rubbing New Jersey voters the right way

    I was scarred by that phrasing.

  • ||

    If you want to be on Reason, there's a price to pay.

  • Art Vandelay||

    "there's a price to pay."

    Sometimes a hefty one.

  • ||

    Those stolen diamonds from that movie-worthy heist in Brussels may be gone. They're said to be virtually untraceable.

    BOOM Baby!

  • NeonCat||

    Since it would seem to be an inside job, at least in part, does anyone else wonder if this could be a giant insurance scam?

  • ||

    I would imagine the insurance company's investigators are going to put a lot of effort into investigating that. In fact, it's probably the first thing that came to mind for them.

  • sloopyinca||

    Who will they get to play the Steve McQueen character this time?*

    FWIW, even that version sucked but the Pierce Brosnan one was vomitous.

  • Tejicano||

    Diamonds without the certificate are not worth anywhere hear what properly papered ones are worth. In the past I have bought a diamond directly from an importer but I would not have had any interest if the papers were not in order.

    Trying to move a huge pile of diamonds without any paperwork will probably only bring in pennies on the dollar.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to enforce new federal gun control laws.

    They can put that next to the bill that made it illegal for the TSA to grope Texans.

  • Rich||

  • Juice||

    Wow. There should be a law that makes it a felony to introduce any additional legislation. Best part forever.

  • CE||

    Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to enforce new federal gun control laws. Just for entertainment value alone ...

    It's already illegal, per the 2nd Amendment.

  • ||

    You mean the thingy written on that old piece of paper by rich, white slave owners?

    tl;dr

  • SIV||

    NORMs

  • R C Dean||

    You mean, WORMs?

  • Rich||

    Hey, guys, you gave me an idea.

    Obviously the solution to the 2A woes is for gun-owners to form a *religion*.

  • ||

    + 1 taxfreeweaponpurchase

  • Matrix||

    Involved in a crash? Pay fee to emergency services

    Kicker is, they may impose the fee on you even if you don't request assistance from emergency services.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    This shouldn't come as a surprise. You have to pay for health insurance whether you want it or not. Why wouldn't you have to pay for EMS whether you want them or not?

    I can just see 30 ambulances from 20 different places all showing up just to collect their fee.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Cops should start charging for their dog-euthanasia services.

  • Matrix||

    Yup.

    Dog Owner: Oh my god, you killed my dog! You bastard!
    Cop: Yeah, and here's a bill for my time to come out here, to file the report, and the cost of the bullet.
    Dog Owner: I'm not paying that!
    Cop: Off to jail with you, terrorist!

  • ||

    Oakland, California, Mayor Jean Quan’s neighbors plan to hire private security guards, because the cops aren't getting it done. That's gotta sting.

    I doubt it; this means they can slack off even more!

  • C. Anacreon||

    I just was chatting with her at an event the other night. I have known her husband for many years through work, but just met her for the first time. She wasn't in a very good mood. It must suck to be mayor of Oakland.

  • Gladstone||

  • ||

    Former New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici fathered child with daughter of GOP senator colleague.

    Capitol Hill is a strange place.

  • NeonCat||

    At least he kept it within the party.

  • CE||

    Q. What do you get when you cross a US Senator with the daughter of a US Senator?

    A. A Nevada state attorney.

  • Raston Bot||

    Screeching socon too.

    homosexuality and its integration into society are anything but certain right now.

    http://spectator.org/archives/.....-just-tell

    It is one thing for the military to ask its members to accept homosexuals, but another for the military to ask its members to accept and live with homosexuality, the homosexual lifestyle. Last, it will demand a third step: senior officers and non‐commissioned officers will have to, under the color of Military Law, proactively endorse and eventually foster homosexuality.

  • sloopyinca||

    FTA: The 80-year-old Domenici retired in 2008 after six terms, citing a degenerative brain disease. He and his wife, Nancy, have eight children.

    No. She has eight children. He has "at least nine children".

  • deified||

    Goddammit, Domenici was a nuke (a position for which I'll forgive damn near anything).

    I am disappoint. In fact, I haven't been this pissed since tightwad Sanford put his dick in Gabriela Sabatini.

  • Coeus||

  • ||

    They can't help it, it's in their nature to overreact to such things.

    And ironically they are the reason why it's still trending after two days.

  • ||

    No one is easier to troll than the perpetually outraged.

  • Enough About Palin||

    #LiberalTips2AvoidRape: yell "racist" at your rapist... that's like the worst thing ever!

  • ||

    That's offensive!

  • BakedPenguin||

    I got nothing from the link.

  • Coeus||

    Then here's an article about it on Jezebel. The article is actually fair (at, least, as fair as they were to Aiken), but the comments capture the defensive idiocy perfectly.

    yamish 1 of 8 replies @Ginger, get the…

    I feel like this is article is in response to accusations of unfairness/imbalance in writing about stupid rape comments, and making it look like it's always idiotic Republicans saying them. Like, Katie et al spent a lot of time trying to find something stupid a Democrat said, to prove they were unbiased, and this was the worst they could find.

    But reporting stupid rape comments by Republicans in far greater numbers than stupid rape comments by Democrats is not unfair or imbalanced, because the stupid rape comments are made by Republicans in far greater numbers.
  • ||

    Steph Ivy Whiteside ‏@stephgwhiteside
    Why am I a feminist? Because things like #LiberalTips2AvoidRape exist: http://www.thedailybeast.com/a.....um=twitter … Rape culture rears it's head again.

    You have misused an apostrophe, sweetie.

  • ||

    Your othering, mansplaining, patriarchal grammar is literally worse than rape.

  • ||

    Syntax, not grammar. RAPWND

  • ||

    LITRALLY RAPE.

  • MJGreen||

    Only liberals get to use rape as a puncline. Like "George Lucas raped my childhood!" Or pretty much any popular comedian.

  • ||

    Super Feminist. ‏@AmyRubinson
    #liberaltips2avoidrape None of these people care about women. Their only concern is living in a world where everything is solved with guns.
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

    Of course I care about women. Why else would all my guns have girls' names?

  • BakedPenguin||

    "What is your weapon's name, Private Pyle?"

  • ||

    I'll trade you my favorite gun Vera for Christina Hendricks.

  • ||

    Barrel of shotgun ≠ fleshlight.

  • ||

    Says you.

  • Coeus||

    You obviously haven't been keeping up with the new advancements in firearms technology.

  • Brett L||

    Moties did it first

    Philip M. Lubin from UC Santa Barbara and Gary B. Hughes from Polytechnic State University may have an answer with DE-STAR (short for "Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and exploRation"). According to the researchers, DE-STAR would consist of satellites designed to gather energy from the sun and convert it into an enormous phased array of lasers powerful enough to disintegrate an asteroid.

  • Gladstone||

    Didn't Die Another Day do that first?

  • Brett L||

    The Mote in God's Eye is 15 years older than the James Bond film.

  • Gladstone||

    Of course Diamonds are Forever is 16 years older than that.

  • Gladstone||

    Hmm The Mote in God's Eye was published in 1974. I'm not sure where you got 15 years from.

    Anyway Diamonds are Forever was released in 1971.

  • Brett L||

    I read it 15 years ago. So I know its at least that old. Didn't realize it was quite that old. Holds up well for pre-80s.

  • Gladstone||

    If you read it 15 years ago then that would be 1997/1998. Die Another Day was released in 2002.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oh, you mean fifteen of your Earth years.

  • Brett L||

    Yeah. Bad math.

  • Gladstone||

    Should become a Congresscritter. Or join the Obama Administration.

  • R C Dean||

    Sorry, but you're not allowed to come up with your kewl acronym "DE-STAR" picking letters out of teh middle of words "exploRation").

    Weak. Really weak. No funding for you.

  • STEVE SMITH||

    STEVE SMITH prefer ExploRAPEtion. STEVE SMITH travel to all sort of exotic locale and love to expand his carnal knowledge of people everyone.

  • Enough About Palin||

    DE-STAR (short for "Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and exploRation

    Why not DE-STAN or DE-STAX or DE-STAT?

  • fish||

    RACISS!!!!!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...those in the know say that the sequestration date of March 1 is likely to come and go with minimal impact.

    The news media should be happy. They'll have something other than Obama's policies to blame the economy on.

  • rts||

    Guy opens high-end restaurant in depressed part of town, hiring some homeless, and of course faces protests and charges of 'gentrification':

    Protesters say the restaurant -- which offers a modern menu fusing Asian and French flavours - is gentrifying the area and the premises would be better used for housing.
  • Brett L||

    I was going to guess Philadelphia or Cleveland, but I'll take Vancouver.

  • ||

    Don't be ridiculous. There are no depressed parts of Cleveland.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    You know, it's actually our biggest export. Crippling depression, that is.

  • fish||

    .....the premises would be better used for housing.

    There's a dumpster out back....knock yourself out!

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    I know everybody has seen this, but it makes me laugh every time.

    Cleveland killed my soul.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Oh yeah, I forgot this one is better.

  • Matrix||

    those homeless people needed to be helped by the government, not an entrepreneur. Government assistance is pure and only cares about people, while entrepreneurs are greedy bastards that only care about money.

  • CE||

    Oh? So now the gentry aren't welcome?

  • CE||

    (adjusts monocle, twirls cane as if annoyed)

  • Coeus||

    I have a theory. The people most against "gentrification" are probably those morons who ride around in the slums asking the first minority they see if they have drugs for sale. And they're terrified they won't be able to score if the neighborhood isn't shity.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    No -- they don't visit slums, period.

    I think we need to raise funds for a "fellowship" for proggies to live in east Cleveland.

  • Big Chief||

    Proggies? Hasn't East Cleveland suffered enough already?

  • ||

    the premises would be better used for housing.

    Meaning, more gov't funded flophouses? Yes, because those make every neighborhood better. These fucks want to keep the Downtown Eastside a segregated ghetto so the crackheads don't spill over into the nice neighborhoods.

  • Enough About Palin||

    When white people move out of urban centers it is called white-flight and IT IS BAD!

    When white people move into urban centers it is called gentrification and IT IS BAD!

    Sucks being white and financially mobile.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Ya'll don't know what it's like being male, middle class and white.

  • T||

    I've got a pretty good idea, thanks. Being demonized for the failure of society kind of sucks, but the pay and benefit package makes up for it. Plus, all the oppression of wimmins and minoritees you can ahndle.

  • Coeus||

    Yup, I managed to opress two black guys and a pacific islander before breakfast this morning. It's bracing. Better than coffee.

  • NeonCat||

    +5 Ben Folds

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Protesters say the restaurant -- which offers a modern menu fusing Asian and French flavours - is gentrifying the area and the premises would be better used for housing.

    And yet they didn't fucking buy the premises and turn it into housing.

  • Brett L||

    A way to turn nickel to copper AND blow up your house

    “There are a lot of people who are trying to just build something without understanding anything,” Zawodny said. “It worked for Edison and the light bulb, but it took him a long time and that was a simple system. This is very complex. And if they make something that just barely works, and accidentally one in a thousand works really, really well, it's going to take down a house with their trial-and-error method.”

  • NeonCat||

    "Nuclear?! You want to put an atomic bomb in everyone's home?!" -every environinny on Earth

  • CE||

    That's nothing. Scientists in Europe built a super-conducting super-collider in hopes of creating a mini-Big Bang, insisting there was "zero" risk that they would destroy the continent (or perhaps space-time itself), even though they admitted they didn't know what they would find.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know that it will turn out that Big Bangs are all results of intelligent creatures building giant colliders.

  • 手香蕉||

    All those high energy gamma ray bursts you can detect from across the universe? Civilizations experimenting with warp drive technology.

  • Bobarian||

    We'll never know for sure...

  • Enough About Palin||

    Michelle Obama has big bangs at the moment, so I gotta figure your comment is a racist dog whistle.

  • Brett L||

    Those scientists are better evolved for bloodsucking than ticks. "Oh, now that we've found the Higgs boson, we've got to build a bigger and better one so we can tell whether the universe ends up eaten by a bubble of bad spacetime or just fades to heat death in the next 12-19 gigayears.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I didn't vote for an entropy-evading suicide. Do we get a vote?

  • Coeus||

    Look for bills coming down the pipe to make this a law.

    Sexual Coercion:

    Using emotional pressure includes
    the perpetrator convincing the victim that he/she cares more
    for the victim than he/she actually does, threatening a breakup, wearing the victim down by using the same tactic over
    and over again, making the victim feel obligated to participate in sexual acts, guilting the victim participating, utilizing
    peer pressure and even the perpetrator using his/her position
    of authority over the victim.

    Note that feminists define this as rape. And if you think that the idea of this becoming law is is far-fetched, you haven't read VAWA's section on emotional abuse.

  • Matrix||

    Girl: I'm not in the mooood.
    Guy: Aww, come on... I love you, baby. Don't you love me?
    Girl: Yes... well, okay.
    Guy: Yes!
    Feminist: RAPE!

  • Brett L||

    Girl: I love you baby, let's have sex
    Guy: You'll just leave me again in the morning. You've been drinking.
    Girl: C'mon baby, I love you. I've realized that you're the only man for me
    Guy: RAPE!

  • Matrix||

    Nope... can't. Because she was the one drinking. not him. Since he was sober (presumably), she cannot give consent.. and therefore he raped her, even though she was the one who pushed the issue.

    Don't you know any better? Besides, women cannot rape men. It's unpossible!

  • Zeb||

    What if they are both drunk? Mutual rape?

    (I really wish I'd asked that question in college orientation)

  • Matrix||

    I done told you... women cannot rape men!

  • Enough About Palin||

    "I done told you... women cannot rape men!"

    Tell that to all of the female school teaches who are sitting in prison for "raping" their 18-year-old student.

  • NeonCat||

    That's *statutory* rape, silly, and they betray feminism by encouraging the belief that women like illicit sex.

  • Coeus||

    Tell that to all of the female school teaches who are sitting in prison for "raping" their 18-year-old student.

    You're thinking of the male teachers. The females usually get probation.

  • ||

    It would be completely unenforceable. Completely. I wouldn't worry yourself about it.

  • Coeus||

    You sure about that? Who in their right mind would think that, when a woman calls the cops, the wrong answer would be to say "I didn't touch her, I just told her we were gonna have to break up if we didn't have sex more often?" BAM, she gets the house and you get charged. They'll fold it into the DV laws.

  • Brandon||

    It would be completely unenforceable abitrarily enforced. Completely.

  • db||

    Epi, you keep saying that about several proposed new laws. Unenforceable or not, they still make you a criminal and give the prosecution something to add to tge trumped up charge list. Just like an AWB, whether it could be enforced consistently or not, would kill shooting sports because no one would want to advertise the fact they had a banned gun by, oh, ever taking it out to the range.

  • Brett L||

    Imagine their surprise when this is used on women in at least equal measure.

  • Coeus||

    Imagine their surprise when this is used on women in at least equal measure.

    They'll just tweak it. Like they did with mandatory arrest and the "dominant aggressor principle". Shit, California went all the way to the supreme court to exempt women from portions of their statutory rape law. And fucking won.

  • lap83||

    Don't forget being attractive and not being unattractive. If women can't resist the manly jaw and muscle tone it must be rape.

  • ||

    Hmm, they seem to have modeled that passage after my ex.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    I can get half-on-board with "using his/her position of authority over the victim"... but then it's ripe for abuse, extremely subjective (e.g., when is someone "using" a position of authority as opposed to just happening to have one), and unlikely to have any "evidence" behind it other than hearsay.

    IOW, "have sex with me or I'll fire you" is terrible on so, so many levels, but how can it be addressed unless it's in writing or recorded (and explicitly stated, not just "implied" if you want to hear a threat)?

  • Matrix||

    Yeah, at one of the places I used to work at, one of the big bosses was having an affair with the secretary. This was found out... he got fired, and she kept her job. She was even the one who seduced him... sitting on his desk in short skirts and flirting with him. But she got him fired because it was one of those 'abuse of power' things.

  • R C Dean||

    sitting on his desk in short skirts and flirting with him

    Yes . . . go on . . .

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • ||

    "using his/her position of authority over the victim"

    It is wrong, but it still ain't rape. If a person is physically capable of leaving the room and doesn't do so, anything that happens after that doesn't pass the rape test.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Are you physically capable of leaving the room if I am point a gun at you?

  • ||

    Yeah maybe "reasonable belief that you aren't physically capable of leaving the room." Even that might not be encompassing enough.

  • ||

    I thought violence or threat of violence was implied. Physically capable of leaving the room without experiencing bodily harm, if you rather.

  • ||

    In other words... dating.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Can I use this justification for claiming slave labor when my wife guilts me into cleaning the garage?

  • John||

    I believe the proper term would be unconstitutionally vague.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    , threatening a breakup

    I better have that conversation tonight before this passes.

  • Coeus||

    I just had one, despite my earlier advice. In my defense, it was supposed to be a break-up conversation. I think I got snookered. Ah well, if the sporadic sex resumes, I'll just break up over email next time.

  • ||

    This is a repost, but I previously porked the link.

    Not a Hannity/FOX fan but this is an inspirational 10 minute video. Republicans need moar like this guy.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Yeah, Hannity is a waste, but his guest has a compelling story.

  • ||

    This looks like a case for Pro Libertate: Florida man in legal trouble for playing with manatee.

    Defend this man's rights!

  • Pro Libertate||

    That is odd. I've seen people swimming with manatees at state parks with the full approval and sanction of the rangers. In fact, I think they have some pay sessions where you get to swim with them.

  • Brett L||

    There you go. He didn't pay the protection.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I guess. When I first heard about this, I thought the guy was busted for getting a little intimate with the manatees, which, okay, I can see that being a problem, unless the manatee consented in writing. But just hanging out with them? WTF? Maybe there was some physical harm done?

  • ||

    He emotionally pressured the manatee and then left.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    He asked repeatedly until the manatee was worn out and said "OK, we can swim together."

  • Pro Libertate||

    Maybe he got it drunk?

  • ||

    He convinced the manatee he was in love with it.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "I ain't going to lie I busted a nut in the manatee"

  • Pro Libertate||

    Supposedly, the whole mermaid thing came from sailors screwing manatees.

  • ||

    Yeah, but this guy did it outside of government supervision, so he must be punished.

  • NeonCat||

    In the pictures I saw he holding up the manatee calf entirely out of the water by its flippers and there was one of his kids sitting on the calf. It isn't the most considerate thing to do to one of God's creatures if you aren't planning to eat it, IMHO.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    A Quinnipiac University poll has Christie at 74 percent approval in the state—the highest for a governor in 17 years.

    His hard core ethos of rugged individualism and self-sufficiency really resonates with New Jersey voters.

  • Matrix||

    This lady is violating Facebook's TOS, and therefore is a criminal

    She's 104, but says she's 99 because Facebook's system won't allow her to put in her real age.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Gail Marlow says when she tries inputting her grandmother's birth year as 1908, Facebook changes it to 1928. So for the past two years, the Grosse Pointe Shores centenarian has remained 99 -- online, anyway.

    Jesus, I know from first hand experience that journalists tend to be bad at math, but that's just pathetic.

  • sloopyinca||

    Maybe her daughter just signed her up for FB two years ago and the writer is actually correct. I know it's a long shot, but it is possible.

  • Generic Stranger||

    If Facebook changes her YOB to 1928, then it'd show her as being 85, not 99. Either they've got the year that they change her birth to completely wrong, or they've got the age that Facebook says she is completely wrong.

  • ||

    College student kills 4 people, shoots up cars on freeway in suicidal killing spree.

    I'm beginning to think that a lot of these types of shootings really are copycats who would otherwise off themselves quietly if they weren't convinced that going on a rampage would get them covered in the press for weeks.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm way past that. I'm utterly convinced.

  • ||

    I'm not utterly convinced, but it's a theory with some merit. However, insane people are insane and it's really hard to understand why they do what they do.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's because you're Ayn Rand and insane.

  • ||

    I need some rough sex. Where's Warty?

  • Pro Libertate||

    He's doing some construction work on a site next door. Yeah, he's an architect, but he likes to take rape vacations.

  • ||

    I am objectively anti-boner.

  • ||

    You're more of a fister?

  • ||

    Hang on, let me prepare a 9-hour speech on fisting.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Somewhere in Ohio, apparently.

  • Zeb||

    Yep. And no one is going to stop reporting on such things, so it is a silly thing to fret about.

  • Coeus||

    They won't mention this one that much. He's the wrong color for the narrative.

  • Virginian||

    That was my first thought too. He's a swarthy loser, not a pale loser.

  • Rich||

    When a boy turns 13, seal him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole.
    When he turns 16, plug up the hole.

    - Mark Twain

  • Xenocles||

    The founders had no way of anticipating the 24/7 news cycle and its effects when they wrote the First Amendment. We need common sense press control NOW!

  • Brett L||

    I happened to be catching up with a friend in the lobby of my office when John F'kn Kerry came on as the Secretary of State. Tell you the truth, I'm certain that a cabal of Republicans have infiltrated the Obama administration and are pulling the strings to make him look as bad as possible.

  • ||

    No, Kerry and the administration don't need any help with that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's like a bad reality show. With killer drones.

  • Brett L||

    I keep thinking, "nobody could be this stupid." And the parties keep proving me wrong.

  • ||

    This just supports sage's theory that there is no PEAK RETARD.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Maybe this is why emergent AI isn't, um, emerging. There's a natural law where stupidity in a closed system always increases. Also known as endopey.

  • ||

    Chaostupidity?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, as most physicists know, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle makes it clear that we can never really understand quantum dumbness.

  • ||

    Is that why you're the foremost expert on it?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I am an expert, and I interact with you because you're a major source of concentrated endopey. In other words, a dumbularity.

  • ||

    Be careful you don't cross my idiot horizon.

  • Invisible Finger||

    What the Chicago Tribune article DOESN'T say is that the problem in Robbins isn't limited to Robbins. The neighboring town of Harvey has an even larger volume of "misplaced" rape kits.

    Gotta love that 2nd Congressional District. That area really is worst than Detroit, there just aren't any high rises to be vacant.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "Pickle Company Agrees to Drop 'Midget' "--headline, United Press International, Feb. 19"

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US.....361310431/

    This is crazy. Little people are no longer referred to as midgets. They are called little people. Given that, why isn't the word midget appropriate for a pickle name?

  • db||

    There's no need to toss a valuable brand identity like that.

  • Sevo||

  • db||

    Don't forget to tip your waitress!

  • ||

    Well that's another failed product launch.

  • Rich||

    Martinka has a 10-month-old daughter with dwarfism

    So, ... DWARF pickles?!

  • Juice||

    Nope. Retarded cucumbers.

  • fish||

    Little people are no longer referred to as midgets.

    Nope! I've been calling them Gherkins for years now.....fucking Vlasic company stole my name for them!

  • Pi Guy||

    How about People Bites? People McNuggets?

  • sloopyinca||

    FTA: Little People of America, which represents people who are under 4 feet, 10 inches, in height, considers the word midget offensive.

    Damn! Banjos missed out by 2 inches.

    Seriously, how is someone 4'11" only 2" away from being a potential griefer? And she ought to start a group that accuses the LPOA of discrimination of the nearly little. After all who will speak for the short-but-not-quite-comically-short of America?

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    At 4'11" I'd still laugh at her. I hope that makes you feel better.

  • sloopyinca||

    Oddly enough it does.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    Just wait! Shrimps are next!

    ... Hobbit

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Why Would Anyone Oppose the Violence Against Women Act?

    Amazingly, the author actually makes an attempt to understand, although she doesn't do too great a job of it.

  • Brett L||

    Exhibit A?

    Caramouche v. Rousey

  • Matrix||

    another one of those things that should be handled at the state and local levels, not the federal.

  • sloopyinca||

    It was already handled at the federal level with the equal protection clause.

    And law that specifies a victim by race, sex or other category is unconstitutional by definition.

  • Enough About Palin||

    My sister-in-law posts Facebook shit about the evil Republicans opposing VAWA. I pointed out that we don't have a problem with violence against women; we have a problem with violence against people and I referenced all of the young black males being shot dead in this country. Her response?

    *crickets*

    If there is one thing that pisses me off it's identity politics.

  • ||

    I bet you oppose the Rainbows And Puppies for Everyone in America Act too you fascist pig!

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    I'm also against the Save the Widows and Orphans act as well.

  • sloopyinca||

    Rainbows And Puppies for Everyone in America Act

    Great. The "RAPE In America" Act. Nice work.

  • New West Republic||

    I saw what you did there

  • Zeb||

    Because violence against men is just as bad? What are they, sexist?

  • Jordan||

    A handy summary for derpgressives: Because it allows the police to compel DNA samples without a warrant and allows them to try suspects in tribal courts where due process is not required.

  • Xenocles||

    "Why Would Anyone Oppose the Violence Against Women Act?"

    I'm not really on-board with funding violence against women, myself.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Why the Word 'Panties' Is So Awful (And What to Do About It)

    I really need our tokens' input on this. It sounds like linkbaity bullshit, but you never know...

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A day later and a dollar short.

    nicole already has vowed to hunt down and punch until the vapid, self-indulgent twit who wrote the article's face until the front of the author's skull caves in for not realizing you can use the term "underpants".

  • ||

    Knickers? Bloomers?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Remind me not to drink and post...if I want to be intelligible, that is.

    Oh, and my wife bought be a wheelbarrow for our anniversary.

    That is all.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    In a few years, that will come in handy for short trips to the grocery, drugstore, etc. Not for carrying items home, but for carrying your "wallet" to the store.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    A day later and a dollar short.

    Linky? Was it a non-AM/PM thread? Because I don't really follow those too closely.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!

    Been married 23 years. Our anniversary is in an inconvenient time of year, so we often forget it. However, I've never received a gift as shitty as a wheelbarrow, even when I don't get anything at all.

    What did you get her, a sponge?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    What did you get her, a sponge?

    True story. Our first valentine's together, I asked her what she wanted. She told me a broom. I ended up getting her a chocolate cake. She was disappointed that she didn't get the broom.

    And I've been wanting that wheelbarrow.

    Jerk.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    I guess I'm a bit curmudgeonly today. I'm sure it's a really nice wheelbarrow.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It has a capacity of 5 cubic feet, dude!

  • Jordan||

    I was pleasantly surprised by the comments to this article.

  • Zeb||

    I've always thought is was a silly word myself.

    But what really annoys me is using "pant" in the singular. It's "pants" goddamnit, one of those words that's always plural. There is no singular pant.

  • Xenocles||

    It seems to be singular in French - "le pantalon"

  • ||

    They use it that way in fashion-speak. "Pair this with a neutral, tailored pant in black or navy" and so on. Yes, it is stupid.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

  • ||

    Anyone who thinks Tacoma is in the Seattle metro area is a fucking idiot and their study should be ignored.

  • John||

    You can live in Seatac and commute to Tacoma and still be close enough to Seattle to enjoy it.

  • ||

    If you're living in Seatac, you're not enjoying anything.

  • John||

    But you are in the Seattle area. Just suck it up. Tacoma is the sister who turned into a meth whore. She will always be your sister no matter how much you deny it.

  • ||

    NO NO NO NO NO

    Olympia can have her.

  • fish||

    What about the stench?

  • ||

    Ah, yes, the Aroma in Tacoma. It doesn't reach up to Seatac.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's all one big city. Redmond, Seattle, Portland, Spokane (pronounced, "Red Stick").

  • General Butt Naked||

    It's all one big city. Redmond, Seattle, Portland, Spokane (pronounced, "Red Stick").

    You've left out beautiful and glamorous Everrett!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    God that was a fucking annoying thread. Who was that, Epi vs. robc? Commentor on commentor violence.

  • robc||

    Epi is just mad I understand how Metropolitan Statistical Areas work.

  • ||

    Government defined statistical areas, rob? I'm so disappointed in you.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah, we decide. Vancouver, BC is in Seattle, too.

  • robc||

    Okay, lets go with the Designated Market Areas then. They were defined by Neilsen.

    That better then?

    http://www.dishuser.org/TVMark.....ton[1].gif

    Look, Olympia is now part of Seattle!

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's Nielsen you unlettered buffoon.

    Sorry, that ire was directed at Episiarch.

  • Xenocles||

    My wife is from Tacoma and wherever we've lived outside the PNW she has to refer to Seattle for anyone to understand where she's from.

  • T||

    I note Houston ranks 21 places behind Austin. The important difference, of course, is that the college educated guy in Houston has a real job. I've met more college grads working shit jobs in Austin than anywhere else I've ever lived. As much as I love Austin, when I graduated the paycheck was king and Austin wasn't offering any.

  • ||

    Personally I find Houston to be preferable to Austin. The only thing I miss is Alamo Drafthouse and when the new Midtown one is complete that won't be an Issue. Hell even the traffic in Austin was worse.

  • T||

    I'm trying to buy a place inside the Loop, so I must like it okay. Oh, wait the wife had some say in that as well.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Boston-Cambridge-Quincy at a 23% gap in my favor? Nice.

    That's right ladies, I am a "young, college-educated man". In fact, I even have a master's degree for you extra picky ones, not willing to settle for "a fellow bachelor's degree holder".

  • robc||

    Louisville is always 50th in these things. No matter what they are measuring, we are 50th.

    (Note: Louisville is currently 42nd in population, but close enough).

  • Enough About Palin||

    I wonder how this compares to the graph from a few days ago showing the percentage of gays in major cities.

  • SIV||

    The gayest city is Pine Lake, GA according to the US Census.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Fucking major, what does it mean?

  • ||

    Really? I thought Cathedral City, CA out near Palm Springs was.

  • John||

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.c.....w-heights/

    I keep saying Fatty is a real force. Hillary v. Fatty in 2016 is a real possibility. Excuse me while I go kill myself now.

  • Gladstone||

    You know which other Joisey Gov wanted to be Prez?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I know this one. Adolf Hitler.

  • Xenocles||

    I bet he turns Democrat before he can get the GOP nod. Besides, it's not even his turn.

  • John||

    I think he has burned too many bridges with the teachers' unions to ever turn Dem.

  • ||

    Feeling insecure about your vagina? Submit a photo to tumblr's Large Labia Project and network with women similar labia anxiety!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Emma says she launched the site in order to counter the images pushed by the porn industry, which provides a “false view of what real women look like.”

    Real women, Emma? Thanks for othering my teeny-labia-ed wife, asshole.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Emma says she launched the site in order to counter the images pushed by the porn industry, which provides a “false view of what real women look like.”

    Funny, 'cause every porn site I've ever been to has about 6000 different categories of woman having an infinite variety of sex acts; who are these real women that aren't portrayed there?

  • ||

    Funny, 'cause every porn site I've ever been to has about 6000 different categories of woman having an infinite variety of sex acts

    Isn't the interwebz wonderful?

  • General Butt Naked||

    I also say that whomever thinks that porn is filled with freakishly small labia has never watched porn before.

  • ||

    Jezebel suddenly discovers nuance in body shaming.

  • John||

    Why do people get so upset that Middleton is essentially a baby factory? Queens have always been such.

  • ||

    It's not my fault I'm covered in cellulite

    Jezebel never disappoints, does it?

  • John||

    You’re Lazy and Hate the Gym Because God and Science Made You That Way

    Kind of sums up the entire website doesn't it?

  • ||

    I'm masochistic enough to click through most of your links, but not that.

  • ||

    Fat girl sees an abstract from a study that says that aerobic capacity is genetic, uses it to justify her fatness. AND NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED.

  • ||

    However, I might not be totally responsible for my laziness.

    And she's going to keep looking for that excuse until she finds it.

  • ||

    I'm just saying I'm not gonna click on a link, from you, with "covered in cellulite" in the description.

  • ||

    Why not? Are you gay or something?

  • ||

    Well yes. Had your link said "covered in manly cellulite" we'd be having a different conversation.

  • ||

    THAT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION

  • ||

    I get perverse joy out of responding to rhetorical questions earnestly. People usually react poorly to it.

  • ||

    I liked when they then suggested walking as an acceptable form of exercise. Maybe they should squat more.

  • From the Tundra||

    There was an article in the WSJ yesterday that suggested that genetically determined aerobic capacity meant that walking might be TOO strenuous! Cooking dinner was the limit of some fatties exercise capacity. Oh, and not one single word about nutrition.

  • Xenocles||

    There's no maybe about it.

  • ||

    No, they shouldn't squat more. Maybe then they'll learn lessons about reality not caring about their feelings and about results being proportional to preparation. No, maybe they should eat Wartyco's newest delicious ice cream offering, It's Not Your Fault(tm). Now with 50% more Doritos.

  • Coeus||

    Fuck these people. I have activity induced asthma. Play through the pain, cough up all the lung butter, and do five minutes more tomorrow.

  • 21044||

    You'll probably never read this, since the thread is old, but ...

    My son has or had activity induced asthma. Turned out he was allergic to dust mites. I ripped up the carpet in his room, put down a hardwood floor, bagged his pillow, comforter and mattress. no more asthma.

  • John||

    http://theothermccain.com/2013.....-hell-yes/

    Apparently Mary Stack is actually mild for your typical internet troll.

  • ||

    The downside of the internet’s egalitarianism is that people who have no social peers in their own lives — because, most likely, they are insane or too repulsive in character to attract real-life friends — flock to the internet. They’ve alienated everyone they’ve ever known in real-life; now it’s time to try out their off-putting schtick on the millions of new potential victims at their fingertips.

    That sounds familiar.

  • John||

    Doesn't it? But generally Episiarch is pretty harmless.

  • ||

    Pretty harmless?!?

  • ||

    Hideously harmless?

  • From the Tundra||

    Hideously hairless.

  • Xenocles||

    Mostly, anyway.

  • ||

    Damn it Xeno, beat me to it.

  • db||

    You'll never get there.

  • Coeus||

    Shit, they're on to us. Cheeze it!!!

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "As a famous Steiner cartoon pointed out, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,”"

    Steiner? Don't get me started about *him!*

  • Sevo||

    "20% health insurance hike for some in Bay Area?"
    "In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington."
    While all the other sleazebags look on, smiling those shit-eating grins.

    Strangely, the far left Chron didn't even blame it on the insurance companies:
    "Bay Area consumers could see health insurance rates rise by more than 20 percent under proposals being considered by state lawmakers to carry out the new federal health legislation,"
    There it is folks; you voted for that hag Pelosi and you got what you voted for.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/health/a.....z2LTlL4QDL

  • John||

    Give a couple of years. They will rewrite history to make believe that Obamacare was signed by Bush.

  • From the Tundra||

    A couple years? No way it takes that long. First nasty rate increase and it will be all Bush, all the time

  • ||

    The CEO of a US tire manufacturer tells French labor minister to 'keep your so-called 'workers' in letter explaining why he won't buy a French tire factory.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    You make 2chili cry.

  • Sevo||

    "Despite having per-head productivity levels that rank among the best in Europe, economists blame France's rigid hiring and firing laws for a long industrial decline that has dented exports"

    The reason for the high productivity is easy to understand; France is among the most automated of industrial countries.
    Who in their right mind would hire a frenchman if he can get a machine to do the job and have one guy run ten machines?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Apply now for a chance to win buy Google Glass for $1500, not including taxes or transit to and from SF, LA, or NYC.

  • ||

    Paul Krugman: Austrian economics is a cult, says man who has followers who thinks he is never wrong about anything ever.

  • ||

    Martha PierceLacey,WA
    The ignorance caucus is alive and well on all fronts from economics to gun control and stability for the social safety net. Denial of reality is paramount to reinforce the need to rely on hocus pocus information. When the GOP uses the same words as Democrats used, in the past we know that there is a paucity of critical thinking going on. Idolizing from the past rather than undestanding that we are in a new century with exponential change taking place is not helpful. So it is time to stop saying Reagonomics, or Teddy Roosevelt, or FDR. Much that occurred in the past was good, for the times in which solutions were presented, but the past wile instructive is not always indexical for a radically different future.
    We are in a new cyclical trend and not all can be seen that will
    be helpful, so we may have to expect a degree of trial and error.
    Feb. 20, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.RECOMMENDED1

    Oh, that's good stuff. I love the Krug-Man's commenters.

  • ||

    That is some champion level self-unaware projection right there. It's so good I almost suspect trolling.

  • Trespassers W||

    I suspect it's another letter composed by Mr. Mark Offchein.

    (That said, my cousin threw a word salad like that at me in the middle of an argument about education spending. It had something to do with quantum mechanics. I had to end the conversation at that point.)

  • Rich||

    the past wile instructive is not always indexical for a radically different future.

    "I don't like stuff that sucks. I like stuff that is COOL!"

  • fish||

    but the past wile instructive is not always indexical for a radically different future.

    Indexical?

    Forget it she's rolling!

  • John||

    So how did civilization end?

    A man named Paul Krugman got a hold of a thermonuclear weapon.

  • Andrew S.||

    My father is a raging liberal (as is most of my family). I know I've mentioned this here before. Anyways, after the re-election last November, my father, in discussing a potential cabinet in the new term, said that he thought that Krugman would make a great Secretary of the Treasury. I told him that Krugman in government was a terrible idea, because he'd try to have US cities bombed so we could reap the economic rewards from rebuilding. He said he didn't like the joke. Apparently he thought I was joking.

  • John||

    That is why the joke about Krugman getting the bomb is funny on so many levels. Not only is it funny because Krugman is nutty and hateful and probably does day dream about nuking his enemies, but also, he actually thinks bombing the country is the ticket to prosperity.

  • BakedPenguin||

    You say that as if this guy were some sort of Bond villain.

  • Rich||

    So, what rewards did you reap from your joke bombing?

  • Andrew S.||

    He dropped it. He doesn't know where he went wrong in my becoming a libertarian though.

    (I actually work for my father, so there's only so far I can go when it comes to pissing him off)

  • General Butt Naked||

    (I actually work for my father, so there's only so far I can go when it comes to pissing him off)

    You'll only move up if he respects you and that ain't gonna happen by pussyfootin' around. Throw out an occasional "Fuck off slaver!" every now and again and you'll go places.

  • Killazontherun||

    I was a raging liberal working for my uncle as a teen. He was a businessman who felt every kick in the crotch the government passed his way. However, if I'd ever backed down from my point of view when we got into it, he would have assumed my motives were ulterior for doing so, and he would have disowned me.

  • General Butt Naked||

    I hope he lived to see your hideous transformation from an idealistic liberal teen into whatever it is you are now.

  • Killazontherun||

    He retired, bought a place in Colorado, became best buds with a neighbor named Joe Cocker,and went a little nuts.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Damn. That's my dream retirement. Only not Joe Cocker. Maybe Sammy Hagar or Steve Lukather.

  • Killazontherun||

    Saying war is good for an economy is no different from saying the Holocaust was good for the Jews. Just what the fuck do Paul Krugman and Brad Delong think happens when nations go to war?

  • fish||

    Beautiful, beautiful patriotic destruction!

  • Marshall Gill||

    Rednecks in the military get killed? For Krugabie and Delong that is a feature, not a bug.

  • MJGreen||

    The stats go off the charts!

    Sorry, you're not talking about numbers?

  • grey||

    If you don't understand the broken window fallacy, then I really don't think we can call you an economist.

    Just saying, it would be like calling someone a brick layer that didn't know how to mix mortar.

  • Pro Libertate||

    But the economic boom that followed the destruction was the greatest ever.

  • Trespassers W||

    Wait wait wait. The man is a Nobel Laureate, and I demand you treat his writings as if they are even-handed and carefully thought-out.

  • fish||

    Paul Krugman: Austrian economics is a cult, says man who has followers who thinks he is never wrong about anything ever.

    Never wrong even when he contradicts his previous positions! Paulie had better hope this economy staggers on until after he sheds this mortal coil.....his army of trained NY Times howler monkeys are going to be furious when they find out they're dirt poor!

  • Andrew S.||

    Rick Scott just said he'll approve the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in FL, after having said since day 1 he'd reject it.

  • Sevo||

    What goes on here? Is there federal money included?

  • Andrew S.||

    Yep. Feds pick up the extra cost.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    my wife bought be a wheelbarrow for our anniversary.

    So you can fill it with Federal Reserve Notes and buy her a pack of cigarettes some day?

  • John||

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    And the minister who helped him get his act back together was named Ransom, like the protagonist in C.S. Lewis' sci fi trilogy.

  • Matrix||

    Evolutionary answer to why straight women and gay men become friends

    so why don't lesbians and straight guys often become friends? It happens, but not nearly as often as gay dudes and straight women

  • John||

    Because most lesbians are not really gay in the sense they like other women. They just go with women because they hate men even more.

  • Calidissident||

    Ok John, even for you that's a bit ridiculous

  • Andrew S.||

    My friend Jerry Vandergrift kissed me in Home Ec. class
    Later in the afternoon some jarheads in the locker room kicked my ass
    I said guys I'm like you I like Monster Trucks too
    Wanna see how many push-ups I can do?
    I just wish I was queer so I could get chicks
    Chicks dig guys that are
    Queer guys that don't dig
    Chicks that don't dig guys like me
    See I'm not queer I'm too ugly
    But if I were handsome just imagine how great it would be
    Incognito as gay though but not actually that way though pseudo homo phony
    Maybe it's a stupid theory or maybe just stupidity
    But if I was a queerbee in the fashion industry
    Scoring with a super model would be easy
    Cause 'super model' means voluptuous but is also is synonomous with 'super dumb'
    Ya see I'd be a good listener so she'd treat me like a sister and soon I'd become
    That trusted friend that cares that rubs her back and braids her hair
    No it wouldn't be a week before I'm in her underwear
    I wish I was queer so I could get chicks
    Chicks dig guys that are
    Queer guys that don't dig
    Chicks that don't dig guys like me
    See I'm not queer I'm too ugly
    Doesn't matter what I'm packin' in my denim it's what's in my genes
    The only smoked meat the only sausage I would eat is made by Jimmy Dean
    See I'm not to keen on the smell of Vaseline
    No I'm not Princess Di and I don't wanna be a queen
    I wish I was queer so I could get chicks

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Penis envy?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    This is on Jezebel? Didn't Rebecca Watson teach us all that evolutionary psych was evil, sexist, and pro-rape?

  • NeonCat||

    How much of it is that a lot of the lesbians are also (or mostly) feminists who don't particularly like men?

  • Matrix||

    well, you'd think the butch kind would not mind hanging out with men. They're often into the same kinds of things... big trucks, contact sports, beer, spitting, scratching, grunting, outdoors activities, power tools (not a dildo joke, assholes)... and they even dress similarly. so yeah... why not?

  • grey||

    Good question, I think they are suspicious of anyone not wearing team blue t-shirts. Change! Obama! If someone has an answer please report back ASAP.

    I've been told my lesbian niece thinks I'm a homophobic scrooge McDuck prick. Been pro-gay marriage, pro do as whatever the fuck you like, most of my adult life.

    But I think she doesn't like me because I agree to host all the Christmas parties and the house looks suspiciously like Southern Living magazine without even so much as a cross in piss sculpture to help show off how culturally liberal I am. I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, but don't quote Bill Maher and expect me to laugh.

    Her and the scantily dressed pierced everywhere GF of the month are always welcome to the family gatherings, I even try and invite them by name if I can get one. I ask her how she's doing, what she's doing, what's going on with her side of the family, but she always looks like I spit in her drink or something. I'm the only one that ponied up graduation money - not even a thank you or thank you card. When her good for nothing dad needs a hand out, I allow myself to get pinched once in awhile. Never said a bad word about her or anyone she would care about. And yet, for some reason, I'm a turd. I could be self-conscious, but I think I am too much of a white guy with no liberal credentials.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    We are in a new cyclical trend and not all can be seen that will
    be helpful, so we may have to expect a degree of trial and error.

    That must be the 21st century version of the Magic Eight Ball, because it sounds really familiar, but I don't remember ever getting that exact answer.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

  • Gladstone||

    Old News.

  • Brandon||

    This has been covered.

  • Brandon||

    The daily slog through the HuffPo Swamp:

    Saw this earlier, it is absolutely ridiculous. It accuses the Washington Post of not being sufficiently deferential to Obama in the sequester negotiations, but doesn't say why. But I went to HuffPo, and guess what the top story is a link to?

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelli.....ition.html

  • Brandon||

    And, of course, Arianna Huffington will suck any dick that happens to be attached to power or money:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....24235.html

  • Marshall Gill||

    I went to HuffPo

    That was your first mistake.

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