Medical Marijuana Eyed in Florida, GAO Says ObamaCare May Add Trillions to Deficit, Sequestration … Wait! Come Back!: P.M. Links

  • Preferable to kudzu (ask a Floridian if you don't get it)Credit: Gordon Swanson, Dreamtime.comA poll shows that 70 percent of Floridians support a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. In other news, the home of the wheelchair-bound Florida woman for whom the state’s proposed medical marijuana bill was named has been raided by law enforcement.
  • A Government Accountability Office report concludes that the Affordable Care Act has the potential to add $6.2 trillion to the federal government’s deficit.
  • By the time you read this, Chuck Hagel may have been confirmed as Defense secretary. The Senate Finance Committee has approved Jack Lew as Treasury secretary. He faces a full Senate vote sometime in the future.
  • The most recent news about sequestration is that you’re not paying attention to the most recent news about sequestration.
  • In the event you actually are paying attention to sequestration news, immigration officials have released a bunch of detainees to save money. The released immigrants still face deportation hearings.
  • A federal court will rule this week if former Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig violated the law when he used campaign funds to defend himself against charges of soliciting sex in an airport bathroom.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Senate Finance Committee has approved Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

    That's loopy.

  • $park¥||

    You mean, Lewpy?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I SAY WHAT I MEAN.

  • dunkel||

    Lil Poopy?

  • wareagle||

    big poopy

  • ||

    Remind me, was Lil Poopy the 9 year old or the guy shot outside the Aria? It's so hard to keep up with all these aspiring rappers popping up in the news recently.

  • ||

    Since everyone else is leaving you hanging, it's the 9-year-old.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    By the time you read this, Chuck Hagel may have been confirmed as Defense secretary

    Hamas has their fingers crossed

  • Chris Mallory||

    Because we will have a SecDef who puts America's interests over those of a nation on the other side of the world?

  • Chris Mallory's Daughter||

    Daddy, I don't want to put your thing in my mouth! I don't like it! Daddy, stop! Please....Daddy! No...DADDY!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • playa manhattan||

    The neck on that guy...

  • Redmanfms||

    ...looks like the shaft of a huge black penis.

  • ||

    He looks like he's been crossed with a cobra.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I've never seen a Cardassian with such a dark complexion. Me thinks Sisko was getting his freak on during the Dominion War.

  • ||

    Have you read Larp Trek? It's about how DS9 is just an RPG that the crew of TNG played when their holodeck went out. The re-imagining of the DS9 pilot episode as a gaming session is awesome.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That's hilarious.

  • Rich||

    He should sell T-shirts with that image to pay his fine.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Titanic II: Electric Boogaloo.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • goneGalt||

    What could possibly go wrong?

    A luxury ship built by the Chinese?

    Well, for starters.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Government Accountability Office report concludes that the Affordable Care Act has the potential to add $6.2 trillion to the federal government’s deficit.

    The GAO is now untrustworthy. We all know that.

  • Gladstone||

    So it will add like 30 Trillion instead?

  • gaijin||

    but I thought the CBO said it would save trillions? Maybe they should duel to see who is right.

  • db||

    Drop in the bucket.

  • Restoras||

    Burn, baby, burn!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Brett L||

    Sending someone with poor impulse control to North Korea to represent the US... crazy or genius?

  • Matrix||

    Kid told to remove Marine t-shirt at school

    Dumb teacher. Principal agreed that the t-shirt was not in violation of school policy.

  • tarran||

    The school policy does ban symbols of violent gangs, and I don't see an exemption for gangs is in the employ of the state.

  • Matrix||

    Your brain cells can outlive your body

    Now we just need android bodies!

  • Redmanfms||

    Probably explains after death experiences. Kind of a bummer really, the realization that life and consciousness are finite and once you die, that's it.

  • C. Anacreon||

    Having the Big C, I keep facing that finite view of the end of the line all the time. But thanks for dimming that small hope that there might be a really great place in the afterlife, where I can hang with the people I like (rather than my ex-wife, whose company would make for a pretty shitty heaven.)

  • db||

    "You couldn't pet a kitten! You'd have the strenght of five gorillas! You'd crush it!"

  • Coeus||

    "Would I still have my rugged Latin features?"

  • db||

    "Have fun on the Reservation, suckers! We're not gonna honor those bogus treaties!"

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Based on a few of the regular posters on this site, I'd say the body can outlive brain cells as well.

  • CE||

    We all laughed, thinking you meant those other regular posters...

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    Interesting.

  • rts||

    Government argues Charter rights are extinguished at death

    Lawyers for the federal government say the family of a B.C. woman, who died after RCMP failed to investigate the gunshots that killed her, can't sue the government because the victim lost her rights when she died.

    Back story: Girl was shot, neighbour reports shots. Cops drive by, don't even get out of their cars, report back everything is OK. Girl wasn't dead, but paralyzed for four days before being found and rushed to hospital, where she died.

  • Gladstone||

    Well Charter rights are decided by what is "reasonable and justifiable in a democratic society."

  • db||

    So evidently you sign the Social Contract before you're born, and it expireson your death. Rule of Law.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The most recent news about sequestration is that you’re not paying attention to the most recent news about sequestration.

    YOU'LL PAY ATTENTION NEXT MONTH WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD IMPLODES AND YOUR DOG HAS SEX WITH YOUR CAT.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Irish||

    Goddammit. Where do you find these? I assume your personal collection?

  • ||

    Just don't ask to see the one of the monkey fucking the frog. That was upsetting.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Irish||

    See, bestiality occurs in nature! I knew government had no authority to get in the way of my love!

  • Enough About Palin||

    Monkey: "I'm not going to lie to you, I busted a nut in the goat."

  • Matrix||

    another blow to greeniacs
    Cape Cod is considering taking down wind turbines because of noise and illness

    But green energy will save us!

  • $park¥||

    BAH! Screw you!

  • playa manhattan||

    I saw the one that went up in Fairhaven (near New Bedford) last summer. Holy shit was that thing huge! I was afraid to turn my back to it...

  • Rich||

    "Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen. "And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs"

    Seems like quite the marital aid.

  • JW||

    "Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen. "And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave."

    You'd think their healing crystals would help with this malady of modern life that no one else ever had.

  • Zeb||

    Another thing about windmills that someone pointed out to me the other day is that if you are to the east or west of them and the sun is rising or setting, you can get a pretty dazzling strobe thing. Which could be a problem for driving and a lot of other things.

  • Rich||

    *That's* solar power, Baby!

  • dunkel||

    The ACA will only add 6.2 trillion to the defecit? It truly is Affordable...what a clusterfuck.

  • Rich||

    But if it saves just one child's life ....

    You don't hate children, do you?

  • dunkel||

    Not if they're cooked thoroughly and well garnished...

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    Garlic with a bit of parsley.

    Don't forget the Chianti and fava beans.

  • $park¥||

    You asked for it, you got it, good and hard.

    "It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Falmouth resident Neil Andersen. He and his wife Betsy live just a quarter mile from one of the turbines. They say the impact on their health has been devastating. They're suffering headaches, dizziness and sleep deprivation and often seek to escape the property where they've lived for more than 20 years.

    "Every time the blade has a downward motion it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," said Andersen. "And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave."

  • Matrix||

    beat you to it

  • Redmanfms||

    I'll give Mr. Andersen one internet give-a-fuck and a tiny violin playing one sad, sad song just for him.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Oh come on. I don't like government subsidizing green energy, but that doesn't me we need to pretend NIMBY pseudoscience isn't BS.

    This crap is no different then people who want to claim powerlines cause cancer or that we should ban wifi because it's giving them headaches.

  • db||

    On the plus side, the bowel movements are incredibly satisfying.

  • R C Dean||

    Now, I don't know how close he is to the turbines, etc., but I've been within, I'd guess, 500 yards of a a whole bunch of them, and I didn't experience anything remotely like that.

    Noisy? Well, yeah. Pulses of energy disrupting my internal organs? Uh, no. Not really.

  • Irish||

    That's because it's bullshit pseudoscience. Admittedly, I could see it giving you headaches from the actual noise of the wind turbine, particularly if you hear it all day, every day. That wouldn't surprise me at all and that's likely what's happening.

    But "The pulse is getting into my tubular organs!" is clearly BS.

  • C. Anacreon||

    I think Tubular Organs is a song by Michael Oldfield.

  • alittlesense||

    Manipulation of the tubular organs can cause blindness......

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Except this isn't the first time that these exact same symptoms have been reported.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    It's Medical Students' Syndrome. They hear the stories in the media about how windpower turbines cause headaches, and suddenly they got it too.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Suddenly?

    These reports were from nearly 3 years ago.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    So have media stories about "Wind Turbine Syndrome". Again, can you point to any objective evidence that these symptoms aren't entirely psychosomatic?

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The British Acoustics Bulletin has just published what is now the 10th independent review of the evidence on wind farms causing annoyance and ill health in people. And for the 10th time it has emphasised that annoyance has far more to do with social and psychological factors in those complaining than any direct effect from sound or inaudible infrasound emanating from wind turbines.

    A few extracts give the flavour: "the degree of annoyance is only slightly related to noise level"; "the fact that someone was complaining was mainly determined by the personality of the individual"; "fear of the noise source can increase annoyance"; and "adverse feelings . . . were influenced by feelings of lacking control, being subjected to injustice, lacking influence, and not being believed".

    Two factors repeatedly stand out. The first is being able to see wind turbines, which increases annoyance particularly in those who dislike or fear them.

    The second factor is whether people derive income from hosting turbines, which miraculously appears to be a highly effective antidote to feelings of annoyance and symptoms.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I doubt they're even that noisy, unless by noisy you mean "not completely silent".

    Admittedly not an unbiased source, but I can't find anything from the other side discussing the actual decibel levels involved:

    http://files.gereports.com/wp-.....urbine.jpg

    I'm betting that Mr. "pulse getting into my tubular organs" has a bunch of things around his home far louder than the turbines. And they certainly aren't "loud as a jet engine". He just objects to the idea of wind turbines and is making up a bunch of rationalizations to justify his opposition.

  • Brett L||

    They are pretty loud. Always have been, even when they were sails turning millstones. But probably not louder than living the same distance from a freight train route.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    How loud? We have objective ways of measuring sound intensity and pressure intensity. So when the critics have nothing but vague complaints of subjective problems like headaches, it makes me suspicious.

  • Brett L||

    The noise generated by the blades moving through the air generally falls within the 35 to 45 decibel range as measured from 984 feet from the source (as per the National Research Council). An Ontario Public Health Agency study indicated that a wind farm (a facility comprising multiple turbines) generates between 30 and 50 dB as measured at a distance of just over 1,100 feet.

    The NRC said the noise of a single turbine is 90 to 105 dB as measured at the source

    From here

    For comparison, a train whistle at 500' measures 90 dB. So about like having someone talking to you at normal volume, constantly, at 1000'. Even at 1/4 mile, its going to be like someone constantly whispering to you in the movies. Its not necessarily physically damaging, but annoying as fuck.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    40 dB is also about the volume of a kitchen refrigerator. Are you unable to stand being in the kitchen? An AC compressor is 60-70 dB. Are you suffering from unbearable headaches because we haven't banned HVAC in residential areas?

  • Brett L||

    40 dB is also about the volume of a kitchen refrigerator. Are you unable to stand being in the kitchen?

    I have a ceiling fan where something in the motor is starting to go. It is about as loud as my refrigerator. The gf insists on running it at night and it does, in fact, make me crazy when we stay over here. OTOH, I lived across a busy highway from a freight track. The average dB level was probably higher, but less annoying. There's something about never getting a break from it that does put me on edge.

  • db||

    There is one difference...the frequency of the sound. Lower frequencies will have less attenuation over distance and so may have a greater effect than another source of similar SPL at higher frequency. That is, if the frequencies are lower for wind turbines, which I imagine they are. Just a niggling point. If the frequencies are in the low range that can cause feelings of unease, that may be a problem.

    I remember when I was worki g at a power plant in college, the Forced Draft fan room was a weird experience. There was a standing infrasonic wave in there that actually made you feel afraid amd ill at ease. I thought the sound / fear thing was questionable hntil I experienced it.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    As noted above, a number of studies have shown that "Wind Turbine Syndrome" correlates more strongly with whether the subject can see the windmill than with how much noise it makes.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Sounds like complaints about open carry.

  • Brett L||

    Yeah. Someone should have asked the Dutch or the Spanish why they took theirs down when electric plants came online.

  • rts||

    Synthetic pot peddled in Vancouver shops

    Sometimes Canada is a little behind the US... we just got Miami Wice on television.

  • NeonCat||

    Doesn't BC have terrific actual cannabis? Is it so hard to get that there's a market for toxic knockoffs?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Considering I was able to get some within minutes of walking around Gastown, I'd say that it isn't that hard to get.

  • Matrix||

    Big Sis can use your iphone to find out where you have been

    Article makes it seem like warrants are not necessary.

    4th Amendment? Pshah! It gets in the way of fighting crime! Law enforcement should not be hindered by "rights" of citizens!

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    You really SF'd the fuck out of that link

  • Matrix||

    Thanks!

  • ||

    SF'ed...but is that news?

  • Enough About Palin||

    So if I want to frame someone for murder, I just need to borrow their iPhone while I do it?

  • Matrix||

    It's easier for the police than doing actual investigations.

  • Matrix||

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    "I have a buddy who got a four-year bachelor's degree in accounting who's making $10 an hour," Omer says. "I'm making two and a-half times more than he is."

    Your buddy is a fucking idiot then.

  • Brett L||

    Not may. Unless you're going to a prestige college, do your prereqs in juco. If the one near you sucks, the one down the street from any of the major state U's in your state probably teaches higher quality basic level english, math, and science than the U in the same town at probably 1/3rd of the price of in-state university tuition. (I had PhDs teaching classes of 30 Physics and Organic by choice, rather than forced to teach sections of 300. If I compare my juco caculus to the shitshow that was engineering diff eq, it wasn't even close.)

  • Matrix||

    Another reason there are no women liberatrians

    Women favor gun control

    Guess they'd rather be raped.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    How are you adding your links?

    Anyway, it was conducted in CA.

  • Matrix||

    dammit! did it again. I just copy the URL from notepad and add the code myself. Might be missing a " here and there.

  • SugarFree||

    Over you all, my shadow falls! HAHA-A-HA!

  • Pro Libertate||

    So, will you be smoking cigars wrapped in your own fabricated flesh instead of leaves?

  • ||

    That's just because you're so fat. Fatty.

  • SugarFree||

    Your words are hurtful and I don't like you.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Sauron was fat. Remember all that talk about Mordor and shadows? All him. When he stood on Barad-dûr, he cast a huge fucking shadow. That's what the whole thing was about--skinny people hunting down that hunk of lard in Mordor.

  • ||

    SHOCKER!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    We're learning more about Warty's family every day

  • ||

    I tried to think up something horrifying, but that little monkey is just too damn cute.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The Terror of American Breakfast

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I'm not normally a 'Murika Fuck Yeah! kinda' guy, but that guy can kiss my red, white and blue ass. What kind of bullshit article was that? Just because this little New Zealander bitch doesn't know how to shop properly, America has a problem? I go to the grocery store and find eggs, bacon, milk, oranges, sourdough, butter, and cheese. I eat like a king, and I ain't obese. He's just jealous that we got it so good over here.

    Fuck him, and his fucking sheep (which he probably fucks).

  • Thane of Whiterun||

  • ||

    Based on your sweet, sweet rant I actually read the article, and fuck that guy. This is more pathetic than Jezebel:

    I'm a freelance, work-from-home journalist. In my line of work, cereal is its own food group. But I'm not cut out for the Cookie Crisp. Upon digging into my (sizable) mid-afternoon bowl, within minutes I was knocking it back aggressively, sad in the knowledge that my bowl would eventually end. These are incredibly moreish miniature balls of sugar and air. I started to feel horrified by my behaviour. I still poured myself another bowl and shame-ate it. I had a side ache for the rest of the afternoon.

    "Uh, so, I eat badly, and have no self-control, and I eat badly, THE HORROR!"

  • Irish||

    I like to imagine him weeping madly into his bowl, muttering "All life is pain" in the moment between bites.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    "Uh, so, I eat badly, and have no self-control, and I eat badly, THE HORROR!"

    Yup. I have no self-control and I eat badly. And you know who I blame?

    Hint, it's not Chip the Wolf.

  • MJGreen||

    But clearly, American culture is to blame.

  • C. Anacreon||

    After hearing Louis CK's description of his own shame-eating (especially Cinnabon rolls), no one else can ever be in the same league.

  • ||

    That's an awesome bit.

  • Killazontherun||

    What the fuck are they doing eating cereal for breakfast? Here, that is for children.

    Also, Safeway as an example of an American grocery store? And the lady complains she could not find bread without sugar added? Where were these people living?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    I still can't decide if Giant Eagle or Food Lion has a more badass name.

  • Killazontherun||

    When he was still mostly unknown except for being a college basketball hero, Michael Jordon. Here is one of the later ones.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRokj_uo-yU

    That folksy accent he is affecting there still cracks me up.

    We celebrate his birthday every year. Hint, it falls on mine, and we don't celebrate mine, so if the little lady wants to make a cake for Michael and sing happy birthday, I'll go along and even accept gifts in honor.

  • Killazontherun||

    Michael Jordon endorsed the Lion.

    I meant. Before his draft, he dated a girl from my town so I would even bump into him at the local Food Lion.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Giant Eagle. I mean, eagles can fly. And Giant Eagle could easily snatch even a food lion in it's giant talons. Then it's back to the eyrie where Giant Eagle rips apart food lion, and feeds it to it's young.

  • Killazontherun||

    Yeah, but what if they find their stand off in a tunnel or a cave, then it's totally to the Food Lion's advantage.

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    In that situation, the Eagle would call in that favor from Gandalf to save him. I say Giant Eagle wins.

  • Killazontherun||

    Now, if we are placing our secondaries in there. I have a few of mine own. Richard III, that Nazi from Apt Pupil and Magneto!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Richard III, that Nazi from Apt Pupil and Magneto!

    Pish! I'll counter with Bill Romanowski, The Stranger from High Plains Drifter, and Wolverine!

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Maybe sub Evel Knievel for Romanowski?

  • Killazontherun||

    Just as was hoping you would. You know what Magneto did to Wolverine? Stripped his adamantine exoskeleton out beneath his skin* and did so slow enough so that Wolverine would regenerate while being tortured. Bwahahaha!

    *Always wondered how it qualified as an exoskeleton being that it is beneath his skin instead of like the shell of a skar. Now, that's an exoskeleton.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Curses! Foiled again!

  • ||

    I know. They're all "when I grew up, this was for dessert, but there it's for breakfast!" And I'm like...no, it's for dessert. It's just in the fucking cereal aisle. Christ.

    Also, fuck Safeway.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Adults can eat cereal whenever we want.

  • Killazontherun||

    Sure you can, you can eat gummy bears and play hopscotch anytime you want to do so too.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's total bullshit, of course. Besides, I thought consumer choice was bad.

  • ||

    I scanned the box for nutritional information. Which was a mistake; 300 calories..

    300 calories! I'd starve if I was eating only 300 calories for breakfast.

  • ||

    Every morning, I eat six scrambled eggs and a shitload of sausage and bacon, and sometimes I fry a hamburger patty with the sausage. This whiny little prick can go fuck himself.

  • ||

    Warty, I think he needs you to teach him how to do squats.

  • ||

    DON'T GO PAST 90 DEGREES BRO
    YOU'LL WRECK UR KNEES BRO

  • ||

    What is the one thing we say to weakness?

    Maybe You Should Squat More.

  • ||

    MYSSM. I'm gonna get that tattooed on my forehead, and when people are weak, I'll headbutt them.

  • ||

    For some reason, my internal response to this was, "That would be so cute!" I have no idea what that means, but I think you should do it.

  • SugarFree||

    Do You Even Squat, Bro?

  • wareagle||

    slightly past parallel.

  • ||

    THAT'S THE JOKE

  • wareagle||

    looks like an extra set for me.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Americans invented breakfast. Meat, eggs, cheese, more meat, some toast or biscuits, grits, various gravies, fuck yeah.

  • ||

    I gotta give the English a shoutout too. A proper fry-up is a wondrous thing to behold. Especially when it comes with black pudding in Scotland. Mmm... blood.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Sure, that's nice and quaint. But breakfast is ours. Like nuclear weapons.

  • ||

    I was going to say the same thing. Everything Pro L lists other than grits is an English breakfast mainstay. From my dad's perspective, American breakfast is fucking weak. He eats Warty-style in the morning.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah, whatever. Give me sausage gravy, biscuits, bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, and anything else I happen to crave, then I'll go rule the world as is my right as an American, blessed by Jesus.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A real breakfast is a nice bowl of Scottish oatmeal with a little salt.

  • Killazontherun||

    Though, not just for breakfast any longer, I still prefer it that way.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1471/28039

  • ||

    Killaz, that is a serious ABV for a morning beer. Respect.

  • ||

    Plus the fried tomatoes and mushrooms. YUM. Your dad probably has tea instead of coffee, but he can be forgiven for that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    When my great aunt was still cooking, she used to make these gigantic Southern breakfasts. On top of the usual suspects, she made fried pies and had all sorts of homemade preserves. And tomatoes from the garden--Tennessee grows some good tomatoes.

  • ||

    What he can't be forgiven is beans. God did he love Canada. Tomatoes and fèves au lard for breakfast? And that super delicious bread? Shit yo.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Beans? At breakfast? WTF?

  • ||

    I know. Your dad is worse than Hitler, Nikki.

  • ||

    BEANS FOR BREAKFAST ARE AWESOME YOU HEATHEN

  • Pro Libertate||

    No, no, you don't get an opinion on this. Go away.

  • SugarFree||

    I dig the traditional English breakfast. Blood sausage in the morning makes me mean and strong.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You go away, too.

  • ||

    This thread has made my thrice-fatted breakfast potatoes (butter, bacon fat, olive oil) feel insecure.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Oh, right, I forgot to mention potatoes. Always nice at breakfast, provided that they are fried.

  • ||

    Listen, jesse, you're doing a lot of talking about food around here, which I know a lot of people do, but you're talking about some shit I really want to be eating. Like right now, and all the time. I don't think you know how I feel about potatoes, but right now I'm basically feeling like you should be here making that shit for me right now.

    Can we get some duck fat on those shits though? Sometimes? Oh god.

  • ||

    But there's no word for 4x in that sequence. I can't add duck fat or the naming convention breaks!

  • ||

    How about the "four fucking fats for breakfast potatoes"? Mine has so much more awesome alliteration. However, I do see your point; these things are important.

  • ||

    Maybe I'll track down some duck fat after I get around to beer-battering and bacon frying pineapple.

    Fourth fat fries?

  • ||

    HAWT.

    It's my birthday later this week and I'm now considering asking for potatoes fried in the widest possible variety of fats for supper. You are an inspiration!

  • Azathoth!!||

    Goose fat. It's what duck fat wants to be when it grows up.

  • ||

    Don't forget to coat the pineapple in chocolate before you fry it.

  • ||

    Warty: I haven't forgotten, I'll probably try it with and without though. I'm assuming I'll have to blot and dredge the pineapple first if I don't use chocolate.

    Nicole: Excellent, avoid sharing with others though. Once they know that you know the secret to polyfat potatoes they'll never let you rest.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Duck fat at Puritan Poultry at the Farmer's Market. Last time I was there (3 weeks ago), it was $8.99 for a 16 oz. tub.

  • ||

    I should check Manhattan Meats next time I go into town. None of the nearby farmer's markets are geared towards people with a 9 to 5 job, though I can hit the Torrance one on my lunch break if I'm desperate.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Not once. Not twice! But THRICE!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Standard breakfast when I have the desire to cook it.

    3 eggs, scrambled with chee
    grits
    toast with fuck-tons of butter
    bacon, preferably black forest bacon

    spread grits on toast, then throw on some eggs, top it with bacon and slam it down!

    Fuck that Kiwi motherfucker.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And New Zealand was my backup country.

  • lap83||

    Oh, tell me about it! If only there were sections of the American grocery store devoted to produce, eggs, and meat so I could make my own healthy breakfast!!!!

  • Rich||

    paying attention to sequestration news, immigration officials have released a bunch of detainees to save money.

    Oh, so *that's* what Big Sis meant about the chances of a terrorist attack going up!

  • Matrix||

  • dunkel||

    Lie back and think of England?

  • NeonCat||

    Wales.

  • $park¥||

    I see what you did there.

  • $park¥||

    Shouldn't that be "How to have sex with someone whom you don't find conventionally attractive?" I guess it would be too much for them to follow their own fucked up feminist rules.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    With the lights out?

    Anyway, I have no fucking idea how you're supposed to read that post. Talk about wall of text.

  • SugarFree||

    I imagine suppression of your gag reflex, triple ply condoms and a muzzle might work. And a bag of flour for most of them.

  • ||

    But it was really an ugly guy wanting hot women to fuck him so he could be mean to them, so it's fucking losers all the way down.

    I have long held that the straight dudes who hate women because they are ugly, shitty losers, and the straight chicks who hate men because they are whiny, fat losers should just accept that they belong together.

  • ||

    That kind of assortative mating is probably how both of these groups got to be so noisy and annoying to begin with. I'm worried about how much worse it might get a generation down the road.

  • SugarFree||

    What I see as a trend on campus is that there are few medium-sized women anymore. You have the super-fit girls of various heights, and you have girls that are quite over-weight, and little in-between.

    Of course, there are still only four or five basic models of boys, with the sharpest division at the baseball hat/no baseball hat line.

    As for the ugly guys whining about hot women, fuck those idiots. Develop a personality, shitbird. I'm no great shakes in the looks department and I've always done fine.

  • Brett L||

    You have the super-fit girls of various heights, and you have girls that are quite over-weight, and little in-between.

    Forget where I saw it, but someone had posted "Campus fashions from 1969", and there would be shots with 20-30 women in them, and not one of them would be "fat" by current standards. Even the "big" girls probably went 5'5" 170 lbs. Which is not super in shape, but they all had skinny legs and no real rolls, ya know?

  • Coeus||

    They can always follow Jezebel's Guide to Asking Women Out.

    So you decide to go up and talk to her. Try complimenting her on something that isn't physical or sexual. It's easier than you think: "Awesome sneakers." Or, "Is that a vintage messenger bag? I want one, but I'm worried the straps will hurt my shoulders." (If she lets you try it on, consider running away with it. Just because you're not a pervert does not mean that you can't be a mugger.)
  • Brett L||

    Try complimenting her on something that isn't physical or sexual

    "You seem much less cunty than most chicks I meet here."

    Am I doing it right?

  • ||

    You're doing it righter than they were, since sneakers and messenger bags are both physical.

  • Irish||

    Feminist guide to dating: Act as much like her gay best friend as possible.

  • Brett L||

    Yeah. I mean, of course they mean physical characteristics ("You have the ugliest ears I've ever seen, but I'll bet no one else notices because of your giant rack."), but your pedantry is well-taken.

  • ||

    The bad writing at Gawker properties offends me approximately as much as the bad thinking and general evil.

  • Coeus||

    You're doing it righter than they were

    Border-line retarded autistics are doing it righter than they were.

  • ||

    But then they might reproduce and make more fat, ugly, whiny losers. You didn't think your plan through, idiot.

  • ||

    They left off the portion of the plan where free tubal ligations and vasectomies will be offered with free booze as a prize for signing on.

  • Matrix||

    Amazing Spider Man 2 set showis off new Mary Jane

    Um, no... Pete, seriously, stick with Emma Stone!

    Really, though, that top pic almost looks like cross-dressing dude.

    DON'T DO IT SPIDEY!

  • $park¥||

    She looks considerably better when all done up.

    And Emma Stone is a freak.

  • Matrix||

    And Emma Stone is a freak.

    you say that like it's a bad thing

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    ^^ this.

    I generally require a celebrity obsession to have a sizable rack, but Emma Stone gets a pass for being a feisty redhead. I dig me some hot redhead.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    You see, the Gospels must have been heavily edited, because I don't remember reading that comment there.

  • C. Anacreon||

    nice

  • JW||

    Yeah, I had the same thought. "She's a man, baby!"

  • ||

    That's quite a neck. She should try to get arrested in Miami.

  • SugarFree||

    What the holy fucking hell? Goddamn people, it is so hard to find a fucking real redhead? Molly C. Quinn is probably available.

  • Brett L||

    Yes. I ran into two real redheads at a trashy bar in Tallahassee on Saturday night that would put that girl to shame. And they were not particularly made up. Please, movie people, come to southern Universities and recruit. For the love of Christ. FSU, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Texas could provide you with more hotties than you can film.

  • Killazontherun||

    Didn't see the first one, so is this suppose to be the teen age Peter Parker instead of the young adult? Is that why they are going for someone who is so young looking instead of Emma Stone? This lass looks quite plain looking. A better choice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saoirse_Ronan

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • dunkel||

    I don't know what the fuck that was, and I loves me some Top Gear, but the Pythons are the masters at complaint letters.

    THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA GOES TO THE BATHROOM

    Cut to bathroom door, outside. Man knocks on door.
    Man: "Have you finished in there yet?"
    From inside comes a burst of the Tchaikovsky piano concerto. He tuts. Cut to letter and voice over.
    First Voice Over "Dear Sir, I object strongly to the obvious lavatorial turn this show has already taken. Why do we never hear about the good things in Britain, like Mary Bignall's wonderful jump in 1964? Yours etc., Ken Voyeur."
    Stock film of Mary Bignall's winning jump at the Rome Olympics. Letter and voice over.
    Second Voice Over "Dear Sir, I object strongly to the obvious athletic turn this show has now taken. Why can't we hear more about the human body? There is nothing embarrassing or nasty about the human body except for the intestines and bits of the bottom."
    We see another letter and another voice over.
    Third Voice Over "Dear Sir, I object strongly to the letters on your programme. They are clearly not written by the general public and are merely included for a cheap laugh. Yours sincerely etc., William Knickers."

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    So, this The Onion tweet dustup.

    At first I was just mildly annoyed that the identity politics outrage machine was being deployed.

    But the more I think about it, the more I'm pissed at The Onion for apologizing. Funny or not, it's an utterly obvious joke; you have to be an idiot or a mendacious shit not to understand it. And The Onion is in the joke business, pumping out all kinds of insulting crap 24/7.

    You should be apologizing for the foundation of your entire operation.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Have you ever seen the writing staff of the Onion interviewed? They are one of the biggest groups of HuffPo-Proggie smug on the planet.

    Fuck them and I'm glad they got hoisted on their own petard.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    All the more reason to be pissed at them over it

  • Brett L||

    Eh. Calling a nine year old a cunt is in poor taste. Even for the Onion. Once they're adults, go all in.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    A Government Accountability Office report concludes that the Affordable Care Act has the potential to add $6.2 trillion to the federal government’s deficit.

    Natch, ThinkProgress begs to differ.

    Sure, he could have been more specific than "under a realistic set of assumptions", but who in their (honest) right mind thinks that "Independent Payment Advisory Board, excise tax on high-cost plans, and reductions in Medicare payments to providers" won't be phased out?

  • Irish||

    If ThinkProgress disagrees, then I can only assume the GAO report is 100% accurate.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    It seems to me that if they had any integrity whatsoever, they'd be against ObamaCare, anyway.

  • Irish||

    Why, because they should want single payer?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Yes.

    Granted, some of them are probably banking on ObamaCare to fail miserably so they can say, "see, we tried, but it looks like we HAVE to go socialist"

  • C. Anacreon||

    Granted, some of them are probably banking on ObamaCare to fail miserably so they can say, "see, we tried, but it looks like we HAVE to go socialist"

    Not some of them, ALL of them.

  • ||

    $6.2 trillion over 75 years seems unrealistically low to me. "As the HHS Secretary shall determine..." from that numerously repeated clause alone there is going to be so much more to this bill over the years and it will all have a steep price.

    Also, at an average of around $80+ billion a year, you'll hardly convince any statist that Obamacare isn't worth it.

  • Coeus||

    Professional Butch-lesbian Lover Hugo is at again:

    Lahey, like everyone else promoting this myth of the uncontrollable male libido, (such as the admins and contributors to the Guys on Modesty site) refuses to consider the possibility that lust and learning aren't mutually exclusive. Or, to be more precise, that boys can't lust and learn. Girls — whose desires can be every bit as intense as those of their brothers — are expected to keep their horniness strictly under control, never allowing it to interfere with either their studies or their performance of "sexy, but not sexual" femininity.

    If I went to class in highschool (or middle school) with my pants pulled down low enough to show a little "neck", I'd damn sure get pulled for violating the dress code. Why are girls special, again?

  • Irish||

    This is awesome. The first comment is totally rational and begins with this:

    Boys can concentrate yes. As an educator though, the level of exposed skin can border that of a strip club at times. Young girls are experimenting with their sexual identity and often try and push the envelope. There are appropriate and inappropriate ways to dress for an environment.

    Which gets him this response:

    Because education is something all children have a right to and they should be deprived of that right because judgmental scolds like you go into conniptions over spaghetti straps.

    The teacher is saying that you need to dress appropriately for the environment and that stripper attire is not appropriate for school. What a Jezzie hears is 'Women shouldn't be allowed to have an education unless they dress in burkas.' Unbelievable.

  • SugarFree||

    Don't forget he's also semi-impotent and tried to kill a woman.

    He is the very model of a modern third-wave feminist
    He has information vegetable, animal, and mineral

  • ||

    + 1 Gilbert, +3 Sullivans

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Dr. Frankenstein||

    So should I start to learn Madarian or Cantonese?

  • Killazontherun||

    They get a lot of things right from time to time like in the above story, but based on the last decade of macro policy that lead to waste like the ghost cities, I'd say no. No more sound of an idea than learning Japanese in the 80's.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • The Late P Brooks||

    The Senate Finance Committee has approved Jack Lew as Treasury secretary. He faces a full Senate vote sometime in the future.

    Some guy the other night was saying Lew is unqualified to take over for Timmay.

    Faster and faster, in ever diminishing circles.

  • Matrix||

  • Matrix||

  • ||

  • The Late P Brooks||

    If government officials don't follow the Constitution, why should we listen to them?

    Guns and incendiary devices.

    What do I win?

  • ||

    This beautiful social contract!

  • Enough About Palin||

    "You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know," Obama said.

    "You realize all the mistakes you made. But you also realize you can't do things by yourself. That's not how our system works. You've got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress, and what that means is you've got to make sure that constituents of members of Congress are putting some pressure on them, making sure they're doing the right thing."

  • Enough About Palin||

    The president's near.

  • Bam!||

    And we were told he was a Constitutional professor, huh?

  • Coeus||

    Time for yet another:

    Fark Response to a Reason Article

    A sample:


    Ring of Fire
    2013-02-26 12:18:06 PM
    I like how a few days ago they were all "this is Obama's idea ... all his fault ... Why is Obama trying to destroy the country with sequester". Now when they've realized they are gonna be blamed its " not that big of a deal really."
    Corvus
    2013-02-26 12:33:11 PM
    I am confused, just a couple of days ago the sequester was "Obama's plan" according to the GOP. Now they are all saying Obama is the one making shiat up to stop it?

    Can you at least pretend to be consistent?

    madgonad
    2013-02-26 12:20:01 PM
    I ignore articles that cite Social Security and Medicare as part of the budget.

    They are not. They have their own source of funding and their own reserves (SS has a couple trillion in the bank). The discretionary spending on 2012 was $1,338 billion. Still a lot, but NOT $3.6T. Which is why the percentages being cut are 5-6% across the board.
  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    why do you do this to yourself?

  • ||

    The more important question is, why does he do it to us? If I wanted to be assaulted by waves of stupidity and retardation I'd go to Tulpa's house.

  • Coeus||

    You just joined P Brooks on my list of reasons to do this stuff. Goddamn do I love being an asshole on the internet.

  • ||

    If you had said anything else I would have lost all respect for you.

  • ||

    What kind of internet asshole has respect for people? God you're a sissy sometimes.

  • ||

    Sometimes?!?

  • ||

    Okay, okay, you're the sissiest monster since Sissy came to Sissytown. Happy?

  • Irish||

    People really don't get that Reason is not a Republican site, do they? Reason basically gets accused of hypocrisy by liberals based on what unaffiliated Republicans have said. Amazing.

    Also, the guy who says social security and medicare aren't part of the budget...I'm at a loss for words.

  • T||

    Fark doesn't believe in libertarians. To them, we're all closet republicans.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Anyway, Reason has trotted out the other, official Republican Libertarian talking point on the sequester. Will there be any more this week? It's only Tuesday.

    You know, sometimes I think if they'd just get the capitalization right, I'd be happy.

  • ||

    SS has a couple trillion in the bank

    They don't believe in accounting either.

  • Killazontherun||

    Libertarians don't play the game as set up by Team Be Ruled. That game goes like this: ignore fiscal reality, you do so by pointing out the contradictions and hypocrisies of the other side, but never addressing the spending problem. Rinse. Repeat for twenty years. Complain about the lack of ambition, motivation and laziness of kids these days who adjusted all too well to the world you helped impoverish which limited their opportunities. Rinse. Repeat.

  • Killazontherun||

    This is why Epi's assessment of Obama as being the worst president ever rings true. There are bigger murderers than he that inhabited the Oval Office, bigger warmongers, and bigger fascist in other ways. But no president can match him in terms of advancing an agenda that squanders wealth and destroys opportunity.

  • ||

    Here, have a classic doom album. Drugs not necessary, but definitely recommended.

    Dopethrone

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Warty:
    From your neck of the woods:

    Good stuff. Art Rock with hints of the metal. No vocals.

  • ||

    Cool. I like it.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    I've been getting into mogwai recently (thanks Warty!). This is going to fit in nicely with this phase of my musical journey. Thanks MLG!

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Adolf Hitler running for re-election in Indian state

  • Pro Libertate||

    Wait, re-election?

  • Coeus||

  • ||

    Last week, she was called to appear before the school’s “Honor Court” because she’s charged with “disruptive or intimidating behavior that willfully abuses, disparages, or otherwise interferes with another…so as to adversely affect their academic pursuits, opportunities for University employment, participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities, or opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University Life.”

    Why do I not think Feministing is generally against honor codes with wording like this, but only against how this one is being interpreted in this instance?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Is it an offense to give truthful information about crimes which other students committed against you? If so, then there's a problem, even if it was a feminist who said so.

  • Coeus||

    Not even the kangaroo court found her credible. But the point Nicole is making is that this honor code is exactly what the feminists want in place everywhere. So they don't have to hear anything that might hurt their feelings. They have no problem with the honor code, just that it was used for someone they have no sympathy for.

  • BelowTheRim||

    I know this will be off topic but does anyone have any recommendations for a vinyl record converter that I could get my dad to convert his awesome old records onto his iTunes?

    This is a surprise gift and I am realizing I'm bit sure where to start or what to look for.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    I know this will be off topic but...

    Bwahahaha! We will learn you yet.

  • ||

    Depends on your computer audio card. You can get an audio card with RCA input (red/black or red/white) cables and record directly from an existing system that has a standard RCA out.

    There are also USB players that will jack directly into a computer and produce digital data output. I don't think they're particularly expensive either.

    Again, depending on your setup, you'll need software to record the incoming audio into a digital file, and then compress it ideally to a high bitrate mp3 or aac file (mp3 is pretty universal, aac [also seen as .m4a] is the standard for iTunes).

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Why the fuck would you want to do that?

    Buy him a modern record player and enjoy the waxy goodness.

  • Coeus||

    Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns After Porn Video Surfaces

    Melissa King, who was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA in November, reportedly resigned from her post today amid claims that she appeared in a pornographic movie shortly after her 18th birthday last year.
  • Brett L||

    God bless 'em for the link. I knew a chick (back when I was 17) who was in those pageants from the Houston area. She was a goer, too. If they had internet porn on the same scale 16 years ago, she would totally have done it.

  • Bam!||

    She's not that hot and it's rather tame porn.

    Seriously: Is having sex on camera even considered porn anymore? Doesn't it at least need to involve some ropes or multiple partners or something?

  • Irish||

    Damn it, Bam. Aren't naked beauty queens enough for you anymore? I think you might have a problem.

  • Coeus||

    He's seen too much. He's seen things you people wouldn't believe. Asses on fire, perched over waiting mouths. He's watched semen glitter in the dark as it arced over confused septuagenarians. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

  • ||

    This is relevant to my interests.

  • ||

    After investigating, I must conclude that she is absolutely adorable.

  • Coeus||

    Good. Now we're even for you introducing me to Finnish folk-metal.

  • John||

    She is adorable. Even the nice girls are doing porn these days. What an age we live in.

  • Brett L||

    Chuck Hagel got confirmed. Fuck. Least competent administration ever?

  • ||

    Don't dare them, Brett.

  • Brett L||

    What are they going to do? Trade down from Hillary Clinton to John Kerry? Find someone less competent than Robert Gibbs to be Press Secretary? Find someone even less capable as a Chief of Staff than Rahm Emanuel.

    Oh... wait.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Way past that. Heck, I'm surprised they haven't started a civil war.

  • Coeus||

    How am I just now hearing about this?

    Oppressive and Threatening Conditions – Teachers complained that working under the strict guidelines of the CSCOPE program, they were expected to deliver the content verbatim and only on the scheduled days in the lesson plan. If some students were not grasping the lesson, the teachers were directed to move on to the next lesson. Uniformity and sticking to the calendar were stressed over actual learning. Teachers were also asked to sign a contract that would prevent them from revealing what was in the CSCOPE lessons or face civil and criminal penalties.
  • Brett L||

    Does this sugar taste a little salty to you?

    Police say they received a call from workers at the CSC Sugar plant shortly after 2:30 p.m. to report a missing co-worker. The man’s car was still in the parking lot, but he had not been seen for about one hour. A short time later, the man’s pants were found inside a sugar hopper, which is where his body was eventually found by firefighters.

  • John||

    California just has rotten luck. Who would have known the schools were going to go to hell right after unions got their paws on teachers' paychecks? Who could have known?

    According to RAND Corp., as late as the 1970s California's public schools still had an "excellent" reputation. Then, in 1975, Brown (in his first stint as California's governor) signed the Rodda Act, giving government unions the power to take money directly out of government employees' paychecks.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/.....le/2522627

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