Millions Losing Health Insurance Because of Obamacare, Bitcoin Doubles in Value, Round Trip to Mars Envisioned: P.M. Links

  • looks good on paperInspiration Mars FoundationMillions of people are losing their healthcare coverage due to Obamacare, according to the Heritage Foundation. The chocolate ration’s been increased.
  • It’s not just Bob Woodward; the White House has a history of throwing tantrums and threatening reporters.
  • Bradley Manning pled guilty to ten charges related to illegally obtaining classified government secrets as a private first class, and not guilty to twelve of the more serious charges, including espionage.
  • Bitcoin has doubled in value against the dollar over the last two months.
  • The government of the UK strips people of their citizenship before they’re targeted by American drones.
  • At least 23 people, including 3 police officers, are dead after violent clashes rocked Bangladesh over an Islamist leader being sentenced to death for charges including murder, torture and rape stemming from his actions in the country’s 1971 war of independence.
  • The reign of Pope Benedict XVI ended earlier today.
  • Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist, wants to send an elderly older couple on an all expenses paid (hopefully round) trip to Mars.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Millions of people are losing their healthcare coverage due to Obamacare...

    We're finding out what's in it.

  • dunkel||

    But....chocolate. We get chocolate.

  • NeonCat||

    It's carob.

  • ||

    DAMN YOU, MICHELLE OBAMA!

  • Rich||

    RACIST!

  • Drake||

    It's working exactly as designed.

  • Enough About Palin||

    yup

  • db||

  • BakedPenguin||

    Best MST ever.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Sidehackin' is the thing to do,
    When it doesn't hurt to have a low IQ.

  • Trespassers W||

    The best MST is "Space Mutiny".

    It makes me feel bad for you to see you be so wrong.

  • BakedPenguin||

    You know, if you'd said Manos, I could have still had a small amount of respect for you.

    Okay, that's a lie. There's no way I could ever respect you.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    Manos, Sidehackers, and Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.

  • JW||

    No love for Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?

  • alittlesense||

    Lots, but not quite as much as for "Plan 9 From Outer Space".

  • robc||

    The correct answer is Fugitive Alien.

    Okay, probably not, but its has the best song.

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

  • robc||

  • Night Elf Mohawk||

    C'mon, man, I'm not sure that's even as good as the Gamera song. Next you'll be saying you prefer Blaze Bailey to Bruce Dickinson.

    Sidehackin' is one big bash, the favorite sport of cheap white trash.

  • Enough About Palin||

    The fuck is MST?

  • Paul.||

    Mystery Science Theater 3000?

    What kind of glibertarian are you?

  • Cliché Bandit||

    TECHNICALLY it is abbreviated MST3K but these disrespecting troglodytes don't observe the protocols.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    MST3K was good, but IMO Rifftrax is better. "Birdemic" and "The Room" were absolute gold.

  • Timrek||

    I saw Birdemic in a theater in Madison. Very, very good. Woman killed by bad CGI eagle while taking a crap...FTW!

    It convinced me that we should replace all firearms with hotel hangers.

  • C. Anacreon||

    I actually got to do a phone interview with the whole MST team for a mag I was involved with in 1992. Even Joel was on the call. I was so starstruck, I think I spent the whole time trying to act like I was cool enough to hang with them rather than doing a good job asking questions. Interview came out pretty crappy as a result, but they did include a copy of it in their press kit for several years after that.

  • lap83||

    The 80s mst3ks are my favorite, like Hobgoblins and Space Mutiny

    Gristle McThornBody
    Slake Fistcrunch
    Buff Hardback
    Bob Johnson
    Reef Blastbody
    Big McLargeHuge

  • lap83||

    Should say 80s films, not 80s episodes

  • ||

    The reign of Pope Benedict XVI ended earlier today.

    But without his leadership, the Galactic Empire will crumble!

  • itsnotmeitsyou||

    That's why he retired. He had to go back to Coruscant.

  • Brett L||

    Loser Pays law for patent trolls.

  • C. Anacreon||

    Not a minute too soon.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It’s not just Bob Woodward; the White House has a history of throwing tantrums and threatening reporters.

    That kind of thing got such good results back in Chicago, why not apply it at the national level?

  • ||

    Hey, it worked for four years. Don't knock it until you try it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't tell me what to not knock or you'll regret it.

  • ||

    Knock off the tough guy act.

  • John||

    Careful. Episiarch, Fist has been known to confront people in the showers.

  • ||

    After I drop the soap?

  • John||

    Yes. He calls it doing it Rahm style.

  • $park¥||

    So, he'll slap you a couple times with his limp dick then storm off in a huff?

  • John||

    It is his move Sparky.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What's going on here? I didn't agree to this thread.

  • ||

    No, but it agreed to you.

  • Paul.||

    On Hit & Run, comment threads you!

  • ||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Holy shite, I knew what that was going to be before even clicking it.

  • John||

    Iowahawk said it best.

    Washington is the only place in the world were Rahm Emmanuel and Gene Spurling could successfully bully people.

  • Drake||

    I love it.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    And Dickless Cheney bullied people.

    Go figure.

    (shooting his pal in the face while drunk notwithstanding)

  • John||

    Needs more Christfag and BOOOSH!!

  • ||

    There's a reason he didn't go by "Richard".

  • Paul.||

    And Dickless Cheney bullied people.

    Bush did it too? I've heard that so much from the left, I'm beginning to think that the whole "hope and change" thing was just a ruse!

  • Andrew S.||

    So what is it, 7.5 more hours until the world stops spinning on its axis due to sequester?

    I'll miss you guys. Well, some of you. Okay, I won't miss any of you.

  • ||

    Not even me? I only made one Andrew Sullivan comparison to your name all the time that you've been here!

  • Enough About Palin||

    I'll miss Warty.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    uhh oh is he being subsidized? that explains a lot.

  • Enough About Palin||

    Bitcoin Make-believe has doubled in value against the dollar over the last two months.

  • $park¥||

    King Friday must be quite pleased.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Subjective value is subjective.

  • Dweebston||

    Bitcoin Make-believe

    Bitcoin Make-believe has doubled in value against the dollar other make-believe over the last two months.

    fify.

  • Dweebston||

    Tag butchery! Edit button, stat!

  • bmp1701||

    Bitcoin Make-believe has doubled in value against the dollar official make-believe over the last two months.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist, wants to send an elderly couple on an all expenses paid (hopefully round) trip to Mars.

    Death panels... IN SPACE. (That's how they got rid of Khan, remember.)

  • ||

    They offered the world ORDERLIES!

  • Pro Libertate||

    I like that they plan to use a Bigelow inflatable module. It sounded like they'd have people doing the whole trip in a Dragon/Orion/whatever spacecraft, which would be a tight fit for a trip of that duration.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Inflatable module? Like a bouncy castle... IN SPACE?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Precisely. I see that you are familiar with the plan.

  • Paul.||

    No sharp objects allowed, though, so it won't be a very Libertarian ride.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Well, the Bigelow habitat is not a suicide pact.

  • robc||

    Orion

    ???

    Boom boom?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I hope it's Dragon, because waiting on NASA or its usual buddies is a fool's game.

  • robc||

    I was making a joke about them reusing names. Orion will always be this, to me.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's the bestest and brightest Orion.

    I always think of Project Daedalus.

  • Cliché Bandit||

  • Coeus||

    I was making a joke about them reusing names. Orion will always be this, to me.

    Loved the ending of Footfall.

  • CE||

    Hopefully he'll include several decks of cards.

  • Rich||

    52 Pickup FTW!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Millions of people are losing their healthcare coverage due to Obamacare, according to the Heritage Foundation. The chocolate ration’s been increased.

    But Heritage invented ObamaRomneyCare!

  • ||

    And it was dumb then, too!

  • Drake||

    The Founders invented states so a bunch of idiots couldn't fuck up the whole country.

  • Rich||

    Dammit, Drake -- *that's* a buzzkill.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Tell Heritage that. They love the federal mandate.

  • Enough About Palin||

    WTF is wrong with you? Really. WTF?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    He's a lefty troll.

    It's really that simple.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    They do. Heritage proposed the federal mandate in 1993 in response to Hillarycare.

  • Enough About Palin||

    WHO FUCKING CARES FOR FUCK'S SAKE???

  • Paul.||

    What's a heritage foundation?

  • C. Anacreon||

    Heritage for the Blind,
    Reminds you to be kind.

  • Drake||

    They sell that stale bread.

    No wait, that might be Pepperidge Farms.

  • ||

    The government of the UK strips people of their citizenship before they’re targeted by American drones

    Well, that makes it all better then!

  • CE||

    Wouldn't it streamline the process more to tape the notice of lost citizenship on the nose of the drone?

  • Mike Laursen||

    You've got what it takes to be a Top Man!

  • JW||

    We see to it, old boy. You see, once we fill out the Deprivation of Citizenship to Her Majesty's Bosom form, 3-9-4-stroke-zed-zed, and once we have it approved by the chaps in the Ministry, we can give it the beans and bugger the ruddy tossers right up the arse with a bloody drone. Assuming we don't cock it up and end up slotting one of the fuzzy wuzzies like those wanker yanks tend to do. That'll be a right to-do.

  • $park¥||

    Dennis Tito, the world’s first space tourist, wants to send an elderly couple on an all expenses paid (hopefully round) trip to Mars.

    Elderly? Really? Because when he was being interviewed on the news this morning he was quite clear that the couple would need to be fairly young to be able to handle the physical requirements.

  • Brett L||

    I heard married couple, not elderly.

  • $park¥||

    Yeah, that's he was saying this morning on the news.

  • ||

    ...physical requirements

    Like doing it in space?

  • BakedPenguin||

    200 Mile High club.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The AU-High Club.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    more like .4 AU club assuming perihelion/perihelion convergence.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Look, the whole point of this isn't Mars. It's about zero gravity sex being beamed to Earth over the whole voyage.

    Y'all thought I was kidding about Bigelow developing space-based whoretels, didn't you?

  • Rich||

    I think he means that when they get back from Mars they'll be elderly.

  • Brett L||

    What? 501 days. Its not even 2 years.

  • ||

    Yeah, there's are summers that last nearly that long.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    And they will actually be YOUNGER due to minute time dilation as a result of their relative velocity.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Mission to Mars: Brought to you by Levi's® 501® Jeans.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Someone's going to break a space hip.

  • Rich||

    "I've fallen and I can't get up -- 'cause there IS no up!"

  • Pro Libertate||

    "I've fallen, and I don't have to get up." Orbital habitats are going to do quite well with old and disabled people.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    Well, they would need to work on their upper body strength to control their "drifting"

  • Teenage Girl||

    it also allows those stripped of their citizenship to be ... “rendered” without any onus

    Eewww!!

  • Rich||

    it also allows those stripped of their citizenship to be killed or “rendered” without any onus

    "Killed 'em? It practically rectum!"

    Gee, thanks, TG!

  • Drake||

    Like a horse?

  • Rich||

    No, horses are rendered with onions.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    RIP train robber dude


    On August 8 1963 Reynolds’s highly-organised gang stopped the Glasgow to Euston Royal Mail train at Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire, by tampering with the signals. They forced the driver to roll the train two miles to Bridego Bridge, where they unloaded mailbags containing more than £2.5 million into waiting vans.


  • NeonCat||

    They got it at Sears?

  • Spoonman.||

    So I am new to following ZeroHedge...is the Dr Paul Krugman guy in the comments actually Pauly Krugnuts? He truly seems to believe millions will starve if the federal government shuts down.

  • ||

    Probably a joke account. I'd ignore the commentariat as a whole as it's often weapons-grade stupid. The graphs are usually interesting, though.

  • Spoonman.||

    Yeah, it's not quite YouTube level terrible, but it might be worse than the Houston Chronicle commentariat, which is something.

  • Concerned Citizen||

    Speaking of YouTube, check out "Breaking the Barrier".

  • NeonCat||

    You might want to ration your following. You'll end up spend all your gold money on whiskey.

  • NeonCat||

    Whiskey and anti-depressants.

  • Art Vandelay||

    Sounds fun! Where is this again?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    0Hedge is best taken with a grain of salt.

  • CE||

    several grains, on the rim of your margarita glass.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    ZeroHead is not known for its (lack of) wisdom.

    Mainly, goldbugs and market doomers hang out there. The idiots who bought FAZ at $400.

  • Brett L||

    Sloopy and Banjos start a trend. But failed to monetize fast enough. Unless they own Belly Ballot.

    She won a contest through the website Belly Ballot, a company that allows family and friends to help select your baby’s name.

    Only Natasha is being paid $5,000 to let complete strangers make the choice for her.

  • Rich||

    Users worldwide will be able to choose one girl name and one boy name each from the list of names provided

    Sheesh, *that's* no fun!

  • db||

    I'm going to start Belly Bailout, a new web site that helps kids with ridiculous names gather the funds they need to file a legal change-of-name request.

  • Brett L||

    Oh, here's the link to all of the DefCad files mentioned in the MLs. the first mirror is Kim Dotcom's new site, I think.

  • db||

    Thanks!

  • Ken Shultz||

    "The government of the UK strips people of their citizenship before they’re targeted by American drones."

    I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

    Because the Brits would never collaborate in something like that.

    Why, that would make them America's lapdog!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weZoSu9053Q

    If the British left starts screaming about not being Obama's lapdog, it's really gonna put American progs in a quandary. It'll be hard to keep advocating European style social democracy, if the social democrats in Europe are all denouncing Obama, the prog messiah.

  • rts||

    What happens when you dare suggest not locking people up for victimless crimes in Canada

    "I certainly have no sympathy for child molesters, but I do have some grave doubts about putting people in jail because of their taste of pictures," said Flanagan in the video.

    "It's a real issue of personality liberty and to what extent we put people in jail for doing something in which they do not harm another person."

    This guy (Flanagan) used to be an adviser to the PM and commentator on the CBC and lecturer at a university. No longer.

  • Gene||

    I heard the premier of Alberta opine on CBC radio that it is a classic case of taking ideology too far. Right back at ya bitch.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Jezzie complains of gender wage gap in nursing, blatantly ignoring the article she links to, which says Landivar says, "Men are more likely to be in the subfields with higher earnings -- nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists."

    Commenter posts just this and more, gets told Exactly, Jezebel isnt really to blame tho. The study itself does little to explain anything (emphasis mine).

    In the meantime, a commenter asks

    I don't understand. Do employers sit down and look at names and dock pay if they are female? HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? I mean the thought process would have to be right from the start. "Oh, Suzy started today, since she has a vagina, she is therefore not going to do work as well as someone with a penis, therefore she will only make 31.25 an hour instead of 32 an hour." I mean....how the fuck are employers getting away with this? HELP ME UNDERSTAND. I'm raging all the time about this. It's like, the most dumb shit EVER to me. I will never understand how this happens or why.

    Several commenters actually mansplain it to her give reasonable responses.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Also, what is with the feminist types and constantly using "has a penis" / "has a vagina" to indicate a person's sex?

  • $park¥||

    You can't tell a person's sex based on their organs, asshole! You're the worst fucking kind of patriarch!

  • ||

    You're confusing sex with gender, double-patriarch.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    It's cutesy and fun internet speak for the kids, duh. TBH, I would dislike the elliptical and internet-speak stylings of Jezebel even if I agreed with their politics -- they (and the whole Gawkerverse) are fond of substituting tired and unfunny references or memes for actual humor or substantive commentary.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    What? Does that mean you also don't like BuzzFeed "articles" that are just a few dozen animated GIFs stringed one after another?

  • $park¥||

    STRINGED?!?!?!

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Fine, strung.

  • R C Dean||

    Strunged?

  • Zeb||

    Strang.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I just listened to a Modern Scholar course on rhetoric that really went off on how cliché-ridden most news articles are. And he was talking about the cream-of-the-crop newspapers. Imagine how that applies to people even less able to craft coherent sentences!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    When I first read a Jezebel article, I sincerely thought that it was some sort of parody or meta-commentary on how superficial tabloid writing is. Honestly -- ponderous, academic feminist text by way of valley girl LOLspeak or Zappa-esque Jewish Princesses seems like the basis of an Onion article, not a successful website.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Blame the reader. And the writer. Oh, and the editor, too.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    I have to say, though, my favorite feminist neologisms are:

    Vagina-American (thanks, Jezebel!)

    "Bepenised" (thanks, Amanda Marcotte!)

    Silly premise for a website = a goldmine for humor (provided your sense of humor is as warped, uncaring, and unforgiving as that of the average libertarian).

  • Pro Libertate||

    Vagenis?

  • Coeus||

    Washington University Frat Suspended

    Washington University in St. Louis has suspended all Sigma Alpha Epsilon activities after its pledges ridiculed a group of black students as part of a scavenger hunt, because nothing establishes brotherhood more solidly than holding an impromptu slam poetry-style reading of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit" in front of a group of black students on campus — and photographing them without their consent, no less.

    Is this a thing now? Are people gonna be demanding no pictures in public? This isn't the first time I've seen it phrased this way.

  • ||

    My cousin's son has/had spina bifida and is now somewhat disabled, having to use either a wheelchair or crutches to move around. Anyway, my cousin went on Facebook and complained because someone took a picture of her son at the park or McDonald's or something because she found him to be "adorable". And yet my cousin was instantly worried about where that picture may end up, etc. etc.

    We are already there, bro.

  • Coeus||

    These people are gonna shit a brick when google glass comes down in price.

  • ||

    And looks less retarded? Seriously, why didn't they make Google Glass more of a permanent sunglasses, or transitional lens?

  • Coeus||

    The sunglasses are detachable. They just never show them in the commercial for some reason. It looks way better with them. And, supposedly, they are currently in talks with some high-end sunglasses manufacturers.

  • NeonCat||

    Other people's cameras are almost as big of a fear-fetish as firearms. And yet your cousin and their son (along with everyone, nowadays) were undoubtedly filmed many, many times by security cameras.

    About… photophobia? I don't know if people think it's a Rule 34 issue or what. Goodwill of North GA has signs on their doors specifically banning photography inside their stores. Why?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Goodwill of North GA has signs on their doors specifically banning photography inside their stores.

    ...ooops.

  • NeonCat||

    Yeah, I guess the people scanning every barcode on every book aren't technically taking photographs.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Well, if they're the ones I don't hate they're using laser barcode scanners.

  • NeonCat||

    Probably GW's policy is meant to keep parents from having to worry that their unsupervised children are being photographed by creepy men (or women).

  • Coeus||

    No one ever worries about creepy women.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Lindy "Hello, I Am Fat" West declares to the world that My struggle as a feminist and a critic isn't to contain my outrage—it's to remind myself to feel anything at all.

    That was highlighted on Google News because one of my HS friends +1'd it. Fuck that, I filtered her out of my newsfeed on FB a long time ago.

  • $park¥||

    It's like every Nine Inch Nails song is specifically about her life.

  • Killazontherun||

    I certainly DONT want to fuck her like an animal.

  • Brandon||

    Fascinating. Someone needs to ask her how long her outrage has been completely faked.

  • Enough About Palin||

    "a feminist and a critic"

    Isn't that redundant?

  • John||

  • Pro Libertate||

    Mammoth is a leaner, healthier kind of red meat. Mammoth fur, too, is the height of fashion.

    I'm buying land for a mammoth ranch right now.

  • ||

    I thought you already had one for your mom.

  • John||

    Mammouth and servile ranching. Florida is made for it, although you the wolly ones might have a hard time there.

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's a myth. Mammoths love Florida. And they eat pythons. It's a perfect match.

  • NeonCat||

    Mammoth grooming! New jobs for a new America!

  • Pro Libertate||

    And mammoths make excellent military transports and fighting vehicles.

  • Rich||

    *** waving hands ***

    You can call your salon "Render Unto Mammoth"!

  • NoVAHockey||

    anytime mammoths come up i think of that "air spear" far side cartoon.

  • John||

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/...../?src=recg

    American women are fat because they don't do enough housework.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Two more reasons to boycott American women. Fuck em and dump em till their forty and addicted to Prozac, that'll teach 'em whose boss.

  • Calidissident||

    Given your views on race, I take it you're into European women? I think you'd find plenty wrong with them

  • Zeb||

    Well, that's a silly way to put it, but I think that most people who are fat are so because of insufficient activity.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    TIL Mitch McConnell is married to a Chinese woman. Which of course is unpossible. Because the GOP is the party of old white men, blah blah blah.

    (Don't get me wrong, the GOP can go fuck itself, the inane memes surrounding it just get annoying)

  • NeonCat||

    Thane, don't you realize that old white men are racists who have sex with people of color just to demean them?

    Honestly, you just need to learn to imagine things in the worst possible light if you expect to understand progressives.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Yes, as what some would deem a sufferer of "yellow fever" I am unfortunately well aware of this.

    I am told I like Asian chicks because:
    1. I have a racist, ethnocentric view of them as "exotic"
    2. I'm too ugly to get a good white chick*
    3. I think white women are too feminist and if I marry an Asian, I can make her stay at home cooking and taking care of my half-breed children.**

    And here I thought it had something to do with 75% of the girls I knew from age 11 until 18 being Asian (and probably 90% of the ones I actually interacted with), and that my preference was more akin to preferring blondes over brunettes (a preference that bewilders me, btw).

    * no racist implications there at all
    ** remind me of the progressive treatment of women in Asian cultures, again?

  • NeonCat||

    Re: "75% of girls…"

    See, there's your problem, your life is racist. You should have made sure to have a more racial balanced adolescence.

    Maybe you can blame your parents.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    The best part is that I went to an elementary school that was probably 97% white to a middle school that was about 30%.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    I don't have an Asian fetish, but I really don't see the problem with #3 even if it were accurate as a motivation. When I decided to settle down, I looked for someone with traditional values who was smart, motivated to homeschool our kids, and who wanted to be a homemaker. In fact, I'd say that most male non-Americanized "brown people" (broadly speaking) have that goal in mind when looking for someone to stick with over the long haul. What is wrong with that, so long as your SO wants the same thing for her future?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    If you're a feminist, it's a problem because your SO is a gender-traitor.

    If you're most of the people actually making those arguments, you probably don't actually give a shit, it's just that you're a racist piece of dirt, usually one who resents that people of other races are taking "your" women.

  • NeonCat||

    Obviously you were looking for a woman with false consciousness to continue your Patriarchal heteronormative ways.

    All those "brown people" (racist) must be re-educated by morally superior feminists, unless that would conflict with their genuinely held native cultures, in which case the feminists must reach out to their sisters and try to evolve the narrative to a more enlightened and progressive vision which will permeate and uplift the native culture to one more in keeping with current thinking.

  • Calidissident||

    Thane, out of curiosity, where did you grow up?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Skyrim, duh!

  • $park¥||

    Time for a new sitcom:

    "She started as a Taiwanese mail-order bride and ended up in the cabinet of a Republican president..."

    Needs a title.

  • John||

    And Then There's Chao.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Arr in the Famiree

  • ||

    Lacist.

  • BakedPenguin||

    You forgot the couple adopting a black kid.

  • Rich||

    Meh. She's whiter than Ben Jealous.

    /RACIST!

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    The GOP is actually the party of young white women. The majority voted for Romney. The Asian vote will be the swing vote later on. Many have a seething hatred of white people and a desire to end white rule in America. Then again, they are also a civilized race, one who has experienced just as we have black dysfunction. I predict that they will eventually come home once they get sick of Messican rule and racial preferences, but it will probably be too late.

  • Thane of Whiterun||

    Then again, they are also a civilized race, one who has experienced just as we have black dysfunction.

    ...fuck off.

  • Enough About Palin||

    So your point is black dysfunction in America is just a myth?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Botswana was pretty damn civilized last time I was there.

  • Brandon||

    It was not necessary to repeat any of this shit before the "Fuck off," Thane.

    Now, LR, kindly fuck off.

  • Calidissident||

    "The GOP is actually the party of young white women. The majority voted for Romney."

    Source? Romney won the overall young white vote 51-44, but I can't find the gender breakdown and I imagine more men voted for Romney than women. In any case, this is a little misleading, as it varies hugely by region. Romney may have won the young white vote by a solid margin in the South, for example, but what about the rest of the country?

    "Many have a seething hatred of white people and a desire to end white rule in America."

    Do you actually know any Asian people?

    Also, what's with the use of the phrase "come home?" Asians, to my knowledge, have never voted GOP, and are trending Democrat. As much as Hispanics got demonized for voting Democrat, Asians did so in greater percentages in the last election.

  • Hydronium Hydroxide||

    "Asians, to my knowledge, have never voted GOP"
    You're knowledge needs improving.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....ing_trends

  • Calidissident||

    I was unaware of that. However, given the tremendous and rapid growth of the Asian American population, that doesn't mean. I don't think it's so much that Asians who voted for Bush I 20 years ago are now voting Democrat, but that their kids and newer immigrants are. California has about a third of the nation's Asian population, and young Asians are pretty solidly liberal (like most young Californians) and I don't see that changing.

  • Hydronium Hydroxide||

    I do. Unleash a black or Mexican gang on these people and see how quickly they come home to white America (metaphorically, of course). They don't love Mexicans as much as they say they do. They've just been promised by their parents that if they practice their violin enough they will be able to live in a gated community away from the "natives."

  • Calidissident||

    "I do. Unleash a black or Mexican gang on these people and see how quickly they come home to white America (metaphorically, of course)."

    Is it your belief that black and Mexican gangs are plotting an assault on Asian neighborhoods? And since when are Democratic politicians opposed to cracking down on minorities (Daleys, Bloomberg, etc)? And outside of the Northeastern states, crime rates between white and Latino men of the same age are almost identical.

    "They don't love Mexicans as much as they say they do. They've just been promised by their parents that if they practice their violin enough they will be able to live in a gated community away from the "natives."

    I seriously don't think you've ever met an Asian-American person. Where do you get this shit?

  • Zeb||

    Oh my god, you are an idiot.

  • John||

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/20.....stry-cops/

    Cuomo modifies gun laws to exempt Hollywood.

  • Rich||

    “We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that,” Cuomo said.

    Like Maryland obviously wants to facilitate Beretta staying in state.

    Cuomo said the prop firearms used in films would probably not be classified as an assault weapon.

    Until, of course, some "civilian" totes one.

  • ||

    Indonesian mom kills son over penis size

    She was just putting him out of his misery, as Episiarch can attest to how difficult it is for a small-penised person to survive in today's cruel world.

  • ||

    Wait, I thought I had a huge clit?

  • NeonCat||

    You can have either or both, as long as you make sure to be In! Your! Face! to small minded conservatives. They just can't handle your indeterminately gendered fabulousness.

    And if you ever need to pass as a man, you can roll up a slice of deep dish pizza crust and stuff it in your shorts.

  • ||

    Nice! Hit him where it hurts: his fear of deep dish pizza

  • ||

    So I'm assuming you learned to do this from the times you needed to pass as a man, or as Warty.

  • NeonCat||

    I'm just gonna say that no Indonesian mother would ever drown me, and leave it at that.

  • ||

    Yeah, you're right. They'd be able to make some dough by selling you to the circus.

  • NeonCat||

    As a Circus-American I am offended by your suggestion that we are slaves.

    And you're just jealous because you were too revolting for the sideshow.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    A man's penis size really doesn't matter much in today's society. No modern female, when she is in the mood for cock, is gonna loose her appetite at seeing someone's small penis. Though it does seem to affect their perception of Asian men.

  • ||

    Plus, Jewish guys can satisfy two women at once: one girl with the schmeckel and one with the schnozz!

  • Killazontherun||

  • Brett L||

    Nice headlights.

  • Killazontherun||

    That print is indeed incredible. At first glance it may appear loud, but the color scheme is actually well balanced when you begin to study it at length. It may take time to fully get it as a work of art, so I recommend you to take all the time you need to fully appreciate it.

  • John||

    Works for me. Who is she?

  • ||

    Who cares?

  • Killazontherun||

    Kelly Brook is the canvass in question.

    Here, http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-conten.....don-03.jpg is an interesting synthesis of style. The flower and tangle pay homage to both the illuminated manuscripts of monks of the Middle Ages, and the simple, but expressive floral of post impressionist. Quite delightful!

  • BakedPenguin||

    Well, be fair, Kelly Brook would look good in just about anything. Why, I bet she'd look great wearing nothing at all.

  • ||

    wearing nothing at all [nothing at all, nothing at all]

    "Stupid sexy Flanders!"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    She's held up well since Weird Science.

  • Brett L||

    Well played, but actually being married to Steven Segal destroyed Kelly LeBrock's body and soul.

  • BakedPenguin||

    At least they don't hate her anymore.

  • Brett L||

    If only it were on my floor where I could study it at my leisure and in person.

  • ||

    That print is indeed incredible.

    Print?

  • NeonCat||

    Fugly dress.

  • Killazontherun||

    Understandable as an initial reaction, but don't let it cloud your judgement. Take your time with it.

  • John||

  • Matrix||

    Why didn't people drag those pigs out of the van and stomp them into the ground? How pacified has that population become? If that happens here, I would hope someone with a gun would put a stop to it.

  • ||

    I don't think you quite know how South Africa works.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Imagine the horror if this had happened under apartheid.

  • John||

    http://www.independent.co.uk/e.....13826.html

    The boy who cried wolf was a parable for a reason. God help us if these clowns ever actually do find a real environmental crisis because no one will ever believe them.

  • Stormy Dragon||

  • ||

    Forget SkyNet. It's BrainNet we need to fear:

    Nicolelis said the team is now working on ways to link several animals' brains at once to solve more complex tasks. "We cannot even predict what kinds of emergent properties would appear when animals begin interacting as part of a 'brain-net'," he said. "In theory, you could imagine that a combination of brains could provide solutions that individual brains cannot achieve by themselves."
  • CE||

    It's called a "committee". It doesn't work.

  • R C Dean||

    I thought the whole point of committees was to not work.

  • Matrix||

    We are the Borg. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile.

  • fish||

    If the Borg have any standards they'll pick another species to assimilate......we earthers aren't exactly dazzling anyone these days!

  • oncogenesis||

    Rise of the Tines.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    OK kids, time to play: Who Said It Best?

    Jezebel?

    "While I support the Violence Against Women Act because it's personal, I support the House amendment because it's principled," said Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). "Our Constitution in its genius guarantees due process, due process to the accused. Innocent until proven guilty is the cornerstone of American justice… Please consider the damage we'll have done if a court overturns this act and it's protections because we wanted a good political slogan, rather than a good law."

    Right. Respectfully, Rep. Cramer can stick that up his "principled" ass.


    Or perhaps Amanda Marcotte?

    this belief that the government should be in the business of blaming victims for their abuse and trying to “fix” the relationships is what’s driving so much Republican hostilty to VAWA.


    Remember folks, only one of these contestants can walk away with the prize!
  • Andrew S.||

    At least Marcotte made something of an effort to explain her position, even though it was pure idiocy. Jezebel pulled the "I'm right, they're wrong" ::drops the mic:: move.

  • ||

    DNA ingredients discovered in space. Maybe we're not alone after all.

  • Rich||

    Never mind. It turned out to be Splenda.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Haven't amino acids been found in space before?

  • Cytotoxic||

    AMINO ACIDS ARE NOT INGREDIENTS OF DNA

  • Pro Libertate||

    My point was that other building blocks of life (beyond simple atoms and molecules, of course) have been located in space.

  • Enough About Palin||

    You mean like on the space station?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Like on comets, which I'm going to aim at the next person who bothers me.

  • Enough About Palin||

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yep, one big block of space ice, heading your way. In about ten years.

  • ||

    PIIIIIIIIIGS IIIIIIIIIIN SPAAAAAAAACE

  • Paul.||

    Dunphy's goin' up?

    *ducks*

  • Enough About Palin||

    I suspect that he and his wife, Morgan Fairchild, will be the married couple chosen to loop around Mars.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Republicans who support illegal immigration do not do better among latinos. Who'd a thought?

    http://www.amren.com/news/2013.....no-voters/

  • BakedPenguin||

    Fuck off, asshole.

  • Matrix||

    Yeah, I clicked the link never having heard of the website. I'm at work and it is flagged as a racist/hate site.

    Checked it on my iPad, and sure enough... it is... assholes!

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Of course the $PLC assholes say that. You think they are friends of libertarianism?

  • Thane of Whiterun||

  • Irish||

    'One of the most destructive myths of modern times is that people of all races have the same average intelligence. It is widely accepted that genes account for much of the difference in intelligence between individuals, but many people still refuse to believe genes explain group differences in average intelligence. This blindness leads to futile attempts to eliminate “achievement gaps” between the races and leads whites to accept the view that if blacks and Hispanics are less successful than whites, it is because of white “racism.”'

    Yeah, what's racist about that? Fuck off, LR.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    It's racist to a liberal to point out the truth. Why, according to the libertarians, are the blacks such a mess on average? White racism? Okay, what do you plan to do about it? Nothing. Then they wonder why their are *no* black libertarians.

  • Irish||

    Most black people vote Democrat due to the evils of identity politics, for the same reason most southern white protestants vote heavily Republican. It's because of the same mob politics that afflicts many white people.

    So, no, actually I don't wonder why there are so few black libertarians. I already have a pretty good idea.

  • Coeus||

    So, no, actually I don't wonder why there are so few black libertarians. I already have a pretty good idea.

    I don't think it's actually disproportionate to demographics. There are disproportionately more black democrats, though.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Probably futile to acknowledge it, but LR:

    Poor southern blacks and southern whites during Reconstruction and until quite recently (about the Roaring 20s) had virtually identical statistics vis a vis education, vagrancy, criminal rates, out of wedlock births, and all sorts of social maladies. For that matter, a number of "white" immigrant ethnicities had abysmal IQ #s for years. What evidence is there that a given "race" has a specific, fixed IQ or other index related to social maladies?

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    But can you deny the truth of what they say? About republicans?

  • GILMORE||

    That mexicans are the worst threat to america since the irish?

    I am so excited to learn more. Please, ask politicians tough questions and post their responses on youtube.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Notice you didn't respond to the evidence in the article, just used a false equivalency.

  • Irish||

    Oh my God. That website has an advertisement for a reprinting of Madison Grant's The Passing of the Great Race.

    Sounds like a legit source to me!

  • GILMORE||

    Evidence?

    Arent these the same guys who insist jews once had horns? SERIOUSLY THERES LIKE SCIENCE AND SHIT TO PROVE IT.

  • Hydronium Hydroxide||

    More reducto ad hitlerium arguments from "libertarians." No surprise there. If you don't want t live in an non-white nation you must hate teh joos. I learned it in college so it must be true.

  • Calidissident||

    You realize this is not a Republican site, right?

  • JW||

    It's Thursday. Why are you idiots responding to obvious troll?

  • GILMORE||

    Liberty Reloaded| 2.28.13 @ 5:02PM |#

    Republicans who support illegal immigration...

    Him? Its cause he wants to force them to work in his slaughterhouses for pennies.

    If you mean the "republicans who want to reform our broken immigration system"... need to rerun the poll methinks.

  • Brandon||

    So what you're saying is, you are just as much of an unprincipled whore as any democrat and believe decisions should be made entirely based on power. Not exactly surprising, but good to know.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    Tell that to the reasonoids next time they say that the republicans need to give amnesty to the illegals just so they can win elections.

  • Irish||

    Except you're ignoring one thing: People don't know what the fuck their individual representative believes. When people think 'Republican' they, fairly or unfairly, think anti-immigration.

    An individual Republican who is in favor of immigration reform could very well be suffering from bad branding related to other Republicans anti-immigration beliefs.

  • Calidissident||

    At least on the presidential level, I think there's some evidence that the GOP candidate's views on immigration make a difference. Romney did worse among Hispanics (and much worse among Asians) than McCain did, even though conditions in general were more favorable to him. Bush did much better among Hispanics than any recent GOP candidate.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Liberty Reloaded,

    Republicans who support illegal immigration do not do better among latinos.


    That makes sense. Imagine a person saying "I support you, you bunch of illegal immigrants!"

    It would be like that "Kentucky Fried Movie" skit with the white daredevil yelling "Nigg_r!!!" among a group of homeboys.

    Or, maybe you should link to sites that are less obvious and less glaring in their lack of composition skills.

  • Coeus||

    Circumcision thread!!

    Someone who's not so lucky? A pediatric nurse in Spokane, WA, who posted to Facebook:

    Did my first circumcision on Friday..
    watch out boys...here I come


    Seems like something relatively harmless to post to a Facebook wall that's only supposed to be seen by family and friends. The problem? Her page was set to public. Ruh roh. Anti-circumcision activists in the Facebook group "Cutting Culture" were not pleased. Okay, they're pissed. Comments range from "pervert ...so sick," to "how does she live with herself!?" It's harsh in there.
  • Paul.||

    Wait, you mean other people can see stuff posted on facebook?

  • ||

    Don't be absurd. That shit's private and so is the rest of the internet.

  • Paul.||

    Riiight, next thing you're going to tell me, is that when I tweet my junk to an intern, other people can see that, too.

  • ||

    You should try it and see.

  • ||

    Using Facebook is its own punishment.

  • Liberty Reloaded||

    The "government out of the bedroom(but not your(and only your) wallet) people" think its okay to murder a six month old child sub-child, but to chop a useless(and infection prone) part of the penis off is a horrible crime. The goal of the left has always been clear, the destruction of traditional religion and society, and it's replacement with a feminist theocracy equal opportunity society.

  • ||

    You're the most boring racist troll ever, LR. BE MORE FUNNY.

  • ||

    What do ya think folks? Mary?

  • Irish||

    No. Fake racist troll. I have a feeling he's not a real racist, because the real racists will actually talk about non-racist things until race comes up.

    He came with the racism right away and hasn't let up. It tells me he's a fake racist troll.

  • fish||

    What do you know....you're Irish!

    *ducks*

  • Hydronium Hydroxide||

    He says as he critices a comment that has absolutly nothing to d with race.

  • Brett L||

    Just was talking to a MechE grad student about breaking up airflows to create less drag the other day. She had a cool idea for cars that would actively shoot small air puffs into the flow to cause turbulence along the front to cause good turbulence and lower the drag.

    We’re used to thinking of aerodynamics as a matter of sleekness, but a shark’s skin suggests that the right kind of roughness is actually better. Sharks may be all clean lines and curves from afar, but their skin is composed of jagged scales covered with longitudinal ridges. Those tiny ridges are a big part of why sharks can so easily slice through the water.

    Experiments suggest that the ridges cut down on the friction between the shark and the water, channeling the water and even speeding it along as it moves over the skin and preventing eddies, which contribute to drag.

  • Brett L||

    Just ignore one of the "to cause turbulence"s

  • NeonCat||

    Didn't Mythbusters do a bit where a dirty car (and one with giant golf ball dimples, IIRC) got better gas mileage or something because of the disturbed airflow?

  • General Butt Naked||

    What the hell do mechanical engineers study anyways? Never was real clear on that.

  • robc||

    http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/.....e/bsme.php

    You can hover over each class listing to see what it is. Those are the current requirements at my alma mater.

  • Sidd Finch||

    power. Thermodynamics and dynamics/kinematics are the foundation courses.

  • Juice||

    http://deadspin.com/5987632/ki.....s-for-life

    Sometimes you see a story and have to shake your head and ask what the holy hell?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Before Lenin, kissing up to dictators would have been scandalous.

    Nowadays, even US Presidents are into it.

  • Gladstone||

    Even "libertarians" do it if said dictator is not liked in Washington.

  • Coeus||

    The history re-write continues.

    Hey Bob Woodward, Republicans 'Moved the Goalposts' on Sequestration in 2011
  • ||

    Woodward has more gravitas than probably any other journalist in DC. That's not going to stop the shenanigans since he came out and dared to confront the One Almighty(tm), but I'm curious HOW far his former fellow travelers will go. Will it be full-on Bernie Goldberg or Christopher Hitchens type ostracization or something less? I will predict Woodward sticking to his guns. I don't see him softening his narrative. Whether it's ego or integrit, imo he's not going to be bullied.

  • Coeus||

    If that's true, then he's gonna get the full Hitchens treatment.

  • ||

    You would think Hitchens, as an avowed Socialist would have been ready for the collective response to his apostacy, but it was clear even he was taken by surprise at the unanimity of it , as well as the viciousness exhibited by the Nation (let's be honest) socialists after he came out daring to criticize islamofascist violence, etc.

    I fucking dug hitchens and man did he handle that whole episode with class. Zero whining, full bore humorous vitriol.

    How IS Woodward going to handle the ostracization? He's not going to be the Robert Redford modeled "golden boy" any longer.

  • Coeus||

    Bloomberg business gets in trouble for using minorities on it's cover. But I thought the issue was under-representation?

    The money quote:

    UPDATE, 5:22pm: Rachel Nagler, Head of Communications for the magazine, passes along a note from Andres Guzman, the illustrator: "The assignment was an illustration about housing. I simply drew the family like that because those are the kind of families I know. I am Latino and grew up around plenty of mixed families."
  • ||

    reminds me of when the libs accused the Seattle Times of racism for using a still from video taken during the Mardi Gras Riots. Same video showed vast majority black males involved in rioting despite the fact that Seattle has a relatively small percentage of black male residents. Iow, it was racist because it created the appearance that the vast majority of offenders were black males... even though it WAS true that the vast majority (90% according to post event investigation) of the rioters were black males. It was predominantly non-local gang members who had traveled to Seattle to riot and cause shit and subsequently did so.

    The worthless cop-o-crat police chief of Seattle also never took responsibility for Chris Kime's death that was 100% the fault of police officer's following orders and refusing to engage the rioting crowd - ordered to stand on the corners and twiddle their thumbs. Engaging a rioting crowd may not be pretty but it's better than letting them riot and kill people, which is what the Seattle street cops were ORDERED to do by their admin.

    Probably would have looked "racist" for cops to be swinging sticks at vast majority minority males, which is why, imo, they were ordered to stand down. Better to not look icky on CNN

  • ||

    Arbitrator reports for reinstatement of fired Omaha officers. EXCELLENT (!!!!) Use of Force analysis. For those who go "wtf" in UOF incidents, it's reports like this that help explain the nuances and what is needed to fire an officer for excessive force and still respect due process.

    http://dataomaha.com/documents.....lice-union

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Yeah, I read it and looked at the video. She said she kicked him in the leg which is obvious bullshit from watching the video. The view of her leg is partially obstructed but you can see the guy's legs sticking out far from where she was kicking. The Chief of Police was absolutely right to fire her.

  • ||

    I give you props for doing what you did. I happen to disagree with you, but respect your opinion. I USUALLY agree with arbitrators from my experience, and I do in this case. Cheers

  • Coeus||

    Hey Hobbit:

    Drones with directed emp weapons.

    Told you they were already floating around (directed emp, not drones).

  • Josua||

    So, you're the first half-black couple to occupy the White House...what next? What new barrier-breaking, record-setting adventure could such a couple possibly embark on now? Hmmmmm..... Aha! Why there's a billionaire with an idea for a space project!

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