Abortion Doctor Convicted, Obama Calls Benghazi Scandal a “Sideshow,” DOJ Continues to Redact Everything: P.M. Links

  • All is not well for GosnellSource: Philadephia DAPhiladelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies that had been born alive at his clinic. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty
  • President Barack Obama at a press conference Monday claimed he just heard about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups for further review before granting tax-exempt status on Friday when an IRS leader finally admitted it. He vowed that those who were responsible would be held “fully accountable” if it’s determined that their behavior was not neutral or non-partisan.
  • At the same press conference, Obama insisted that the Benghazi questioning is just a “sideshow” rooted in politics.
  • The latest sequestration scare tactic is claiming that the U.S. Forest Service will not have enough firefighters to tackle wildfires.
  • The Department of Justice complied with an FOIA request for information about the Obama Administration’s policy on intercepting text messages with a completely redacted 15-page document.
  • A former sheriff in West Virginia will serve one year in federal prison for beating a robbery suspect.
  • In Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers. Seattle Police are also known to give out a few beatings.

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    At the same press conference, Obama insisted that the Benghazi questioning is just a “sideshow” rooted in politics.

    The president then went on to give his opinion on the NBA playoffs and a follow up on Sandra Fluke's birth control.

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    I guess you would prefer a world with no Big Bird? Because that's what Romney wanted. No fucking Big Bird, no fucking Elmo, no Elmo guy fucking. You monster.

  • Bobarian||

    Side show is about right.

    B.O. is PT Barnum in this CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED.

  • db||

    Sideshow B. Ob.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers.

    I DO NOT CONSENT TO BEING FILMED IN PUBLIC. It interferes with my walking.

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    I bet you also did not consent to me posting the first comment.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I have you blocked by reasonable so I'm first comment so I don't even see it.

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    Then how did you know to comment on this comment?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I didn't. Those are obviously just random words strung together that I happened to post in that spot.

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    Uh-oh. I smell more whistleblower blood about to be spilled.

  • Rich||

    Scandal upon scandal!

    The Big O had jolly well take a deep breath and step away from this crap.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The press may actually take exception to something that administration has done.

  • Killazontherun||

    Could he have picked a better week to complain about what he considers anti-government cynicism? Fuck you, Obama.

  • mr lizard||

    Ya I don't even think Bush was this dumb

  • Raston Bot||

    The AP should know to look forward, not backward.

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    Upward, not forward, and always twirling!

  • Pro Libertate||

    That's more than a little troubling. And the government won't say what they're after.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He vowed that those who were responsible would be held “fully accountable” if it’s determined that their behavior was not neutral or non-partisan.

    "The persons responsible, whether they be a temp employee or a secretary or a janitor, all the way up to a mid-level functionary, I will see them punished."

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Obama will write a strongly worded letter to Obama, saying how disappointed he is.

  • Almanian!||

    "Those responsible for sacking the persons who were sacked, have themselves been sacked."

  • Pro Libertate||

    "A Møøse once bit my sister. . . ."

  • Briggie||

    "Thwow them to the floow!"

  • SweatingGin||

    Hey, it was about a video, and they got the guy who made the video and put him in jail. Case closed.

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    In Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers. Seattle Police are also known to give out a few beatings.

    I predict many camera failures.

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    After which the testing will conclude the cameras are too unreliable for officer use.

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    It threatens officer safety.

  • Tim||

    I predict cops accidentally filming beatings, sex acts, wreckless driving.

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    And that's all just at Epi's place.

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    Don't be absurd, I don't invite cops to my BDSM parties. Or, as I like to call them, "Warty Parties".

  • Anonymous Coward||

    That's a misnomer. We know for a fact that nothing Warty does is safe, sane, or consensual.

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    That's rather catchy, and terrible.

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    Exactly, jesse. Exactly.

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    Come on Warty, let's go party
    AHH AHH AHH YEAH

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    they might even film reckless driving!

  • Tim||

    [shakes fist]

  • C. Anacreon||

    I'm your worst nightmare......

    Dunphy with a Brownie 6 attached to his lapel.

  • Tonio||

  • Mike M.||

    Why are you flacking a book written by someone with no connection to Reason or libertarianism?

  • Xenocles||

    Maybe he thinks it's interesting. This is the PM links, lighten up.

  • Tonio||

    For the same reason that others here discuss things with no connection to Reason or libertarianism, such as the "Arrested Development" link below.

    Hey, I don't see you questioning them. Get to it, man!

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    I interpreted Mike's remark as tongue-in-cheek.

  • Tonio||

    I interpreted his remark as butt-hurt. I was right.

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    Yeah, sucks. That's what I get for trying to look for the good in people, heh.

  • $park¥||

    Everybody has something to be butt-hurt about, amirite?

  • Mike M.||

    Talking about ongoing news in entertainment and sports isn't the same thing as promoting a book or a product, and you know it, so cut the crap.

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    I guess not...

  • C. Anacreon||

    But money can be exchanged for goods and services in the free markets. A book is the product of a free mind and sold in the free market. Free minds, free markets! Therefore Tonio's comment is on-topic for Reason.

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    You are totally right Mike. I prefer to read this blog for entertainment, and don't need people shilling products while I am eating my Cheetos snacks. I'd rather nothing interfered with my enjoying that flavorful experience. What is even more awesome is I can zip out to WalMart and grab a bag any time - convenient AND tasty!

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    You get your Cheetos from WalMart? Be a good American and get them from Amazon.

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  • Xenocles||

    Wow, Valerie. I actually appreciate a commercial distraction while I work from home on my laptop making $4320 a day and shopping for a new Fiat Panda like Raul told us about.

  • Xenocles||

    Wow, Valerie. I actually appreciate a commercial distraction while I work from home on my laptop making $4320 a day and shopping for a new Fiat Panda like Raul told us about.

  • ||

    All this arguing is giving me a headache!

    Here, try these.

    Ahh, Nuprin. Little, yellow, different.

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    Pliny the Elder, Josephus, and Tacitus all mention Christian persecution.

    And from the comments page some reviewer noted this passage:

    "When Christians appeared in Roman courtrooms, they were not tried as heretics, blasphemers, or even fools. Christians had a reputation for being socially reclusive, refusing to join the military, and refusing to swear oaths. Once in the courtroom Christians said things that sounded like sedition. They were rude, subversive, and disrespectful. Most important, they were threatening. Even if the actions of the Romans still seem unjust, we must admit that they had reasons for treating Christians the way they did. The fact that religion and politics were so intimately blended with one another means that it is difficult to parse the motivations of Roman administrators as either religious or political. But from a Roman perspective and from the perspective of members of most ancient religious groups and political organizations, the Romans had the moral high ground. They were protecting the Empire from the wrath of the gods and its effects. That Christians were executed should not surprise us, this is a world in which people paid the "ultimate price" for seemingly small offenses."

    So I guess they had it coming, am I right?

  • Irish||

    They were rude, subversive, and disrespectful.

    All of which are clearly deserving of the death penalty.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Even if the actions of the Romans still seem unjust, we must admit that they had reasons for treating Christians the way they did.

    Government is always righteous and pure. It's your for appearing to be reclusive and suspicious. Why do you make the government beat you? WHY?!

  • C. Anacreon||

    I seem to remember the Nazis claiming that the Jews were trying to foster communism in Germany, and therefore they had total justification for trying to kill them all off. No doubt some of them were rude and disrespectful as well. Just like the Romans and the Christians, we must admit they had reasons for treating Jews the way they did.

  • Restoras||

    They were rude, subversive, and disrespectful. Most important, they were threatening.

    Sounds like a day of run of the mill commenting at this place.

  • Almanian!||

    Do I need to come over there and watch you kick Epi's ass? DO I??!!

  • T||

    No, we're not threatening. Threatening, as opposed to the first three, is actionable. And we all learned our lesson about actionable, didn't we, Warty?

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    I don't know what you're talking about. Also, nothing I said was actionable.

  • Tonio||

    I report, you decide.

  • Killazontherun||

    Moss urges modern Christians to abandon the conspiratorial assumption that the world is out to get Christians and, rather, embrace the consolation, moral instruction, and spiritual guidance that these martyrdom stories provide.

    Bleh. Wrapped in a pretty little condescending bow. I'd like to see the evidence and the argument she presents, but this modern hippie crap irks me. Either Christianity is true in its elemental claims, and the Gospel makes clear martyrdom served the cause of Christ, or it is absolutely worthless. Finding a middle ground based on vague spirituality turns your brain into tripe.

  • C. Anacreon||

    Not unlike my college philosophy of religion class, which kept insisting we should focus on the words of Jesus, and ignore the "clearly impossible" things like walking on water, loaves and fishes and, of course, the resurrection. After all, it's just the ideas of yet another philosopher, not like he's some god or something. Our prof kept arguing that people were "missing the point" by thinking of the miracles and eternal life.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Your prof sounds like Thomas Jefferson.

    Good man.

  • BigT||

    Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography [John Dominic Crossan]

    Read and learn from an historian.

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    Anybody read the David Stockman book? I've been thinking about ordering it, but wondering if it's just a bunch of the same old stuff I already know.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Honestly, this has the stench to me of just another faux sophisticate palming off the spin that's going to make non-believers and liberal Christians feel good about themselves (for being soooo much more sophisticated than the evangelicals and Catholics).
    The truth seems to be that, yes, there were Christian martyrs. Moss even seems to acknowledge that when you get through the spin. She just seems content to say "they had it coming".

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "The tedium of repeated déjà vu in this sad little volume did at least send me back to Gibbon’s Decline and Fall. It is as if a publisher came to [author] Candida Moss...with a proposal for a quick buck, relying on the political twitter of the times: “You’re an expert: Reframe Gibbon’s notorious chapter on the Romans and the Christians with some contemporary scholarship and cultural fillips, and we can put out a nifty pamphlet that’ll sell.”"

    http://www.firstthings.com/art.....al-martyrs

  • Irish||

    Mark Steyn has an awesome article on Michael Bloomberg.

    Bloomberg has spent more time in European capitals than any New York mayor since Gentleman Jimmy Walker, who in fairness only fled to Paris with his showgirl to escape criminal prosecution. So, when the Big Apple volunteers to spend a dozen years under a colorless antiseptic zillionaire with whiny, hectoring, faux-patrician Boston vowels who weekends in Bermuda and jets back to his nanny state on Monday morning to declare it illegal to put more than three sugars in your coffee, either the city's self-mythologizing has always been a total crock or something is shifting in the American psyche...The party system, as he sees it, deprived America of a Bloomberg presidency. All the smart people wanted him to run: The now defunct Newsweek ran a cover story on him, headlined with a straight-face "How a Mike Bloomberg Presidential Run Could Remake 2008." But parties mean primaries, and primaries mean you have to go to New Hampshire and Iowa and South Carolina and pretend to the rubes that you like guns and God more than the 15 other guys on the ticket. So no President Bloomberg.
  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    Thing is, I don't see how NYC should be any more receptive to his nannying than NH or SC. New Yorkers are supposed to know how to party.

  • Raston Bot||

    The partying ended under Rudy.

  • Restoras||

    New Yorkers are supposed to know how to party

    These NYers don't vote. They also blow all there cash on expensive drinks, cover charges, etc. and therefore have nothing to offer the Littlest Fascist, except of course the taxes they pay.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    the city's self-mythologizing has always been a total crock or something is shifting in the American psyche...The party system, as he sees it, deprived America of a Bloomberg presidency.

    Yes.

  • $park¥||

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    You know, it really perplexes me that with all the options Kanye undoubtedly has, he's going with Kim.

  • Skip||

    I don't get it either. If I was a rich and famous guy, I'd be screwing models from Eastern Europe or hot farmgirls from the Midwest who want to be famous. Not a used up sow like Kim.

  • deified||

    Plus, he will inevitably be compared with Ray J. This will end in tears.

  • Killazontherun||

    It wont last. Look at the cow.

    http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-conten.....les-LB.jpg

    Pregnant, sure, but the way she is owning it instead of expressing shame, she is never going to lose that extra thirty pounds.

    He'll find some other stupid club whore to bone as his primary within the year. Before the end of Summer.

  • Skip||

    I suppose he could really really REALLY like her personality but......

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    He is not a gay fish!

  • Marshall Gill||

    I know what's for dinner tonight at the Gill house!

  • Gene||

    Too funny, what a stupid gay fish.

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    Arrested Development season 4 trailer released.

    I'm pleasantly surprised at the school George Michael goes to.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Why is George Michael still in college? Yeah, I know the character is two years younger than Michael Cera in actuality, but even still, it would mean George Michael is in his 5th year of college.

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    I know plenty of fifth years, it's not an uncommon thing if you want to study abroad for a quarter or double major.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I'm sure there's a good reason; I'm just hoping the show gives a good reason. Inability to complete a standard college career in 4 years sounds odd for George Michael.

  • BakedPenguin||

    He had to take a year off to manage the banana stand.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    IT'S FULL OF SPOILERS. I assume, I didn't keep watching because I was afraid it was full of spoilers.

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    No spoilers. All we know is the Michael gets a car that will get a lot of stares.

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    And Buster gets his juice box.

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    Also, Tobias is still totally straight.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    The latest sequestration scare tactic is claiming that the U.S. Forest Service will not have enough firefighters to tackle wildfires.

    "What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television... I want everyone to remember, why they need us! "

    He's probably right about the Benghazi hearings though; I can't imagine GOP reps taking the Bush administration to task for something like this. Doesn't mean he shouldn't be taken to task though.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    I can't imagine GOP reps taking the Bush administration to task for something like this

    Not as though TEAM Blue and their media flunkies weren't proclaiming everything Dubya did to be treason and unAmerican for eight years.

  • Restoras||

    At least, when it politically suited them to do so. The Dems hard as huge a throbbing war boner as anyone else in DC at the outset.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    http://www.avclub.com/articles.....bal,97658/ 24...erm, 12?...is being brought back for a new 12-episode season.

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    yeah, 24 doesn't really work as a half season show since the whole gimmick premises is based upon a 24 day.

  • C. Anacreon||

    Sounds like they will do 24 hours over 12 hours of broadcast time. Maybe they can actually have Jack travel completely across LA in a sedan during rush hour during the missing time, instead of the 8 minutes that used to take him in the original series.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    My biggest problem with how 24 was originally done, in addition to the recycled plot devises (i.e., invoking the twenty-something amendment), were the episodes in which nothing really seemed to have been accomplished.

    Later seasons (6-8) really struggled with this, but even early episodes were plagued by the unintended consequences of the 24-hour gimmick. The utterly ridiculous Kim Bauer subplots of seasons 1 and 2 come to mind.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Department of Justice complied with an FOIA request for information about the Obama Administration’s policy on intercepting text messages with a completely redacted 15-page document.

    Redaction Jackson, what's your action? Blacking out words and phrases and clauses.

  • T||

    My wife got an FOIA request once and redacted every word but the indefinite articles. Then ran it through the fax machine, 4 different copiers, and then pdf'd it to send back. She was annoyed with the hippies who sent the request.

  • Xenocles||

    Every now and then I get ordered to search my files for "mind control" or "alien autopsy" or something stupid like that.

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    Scott S, on the homepage the post has "Aaron Settipane | Dreamstime.com" written along the bottom. I'm guessing photo credits for another story?

  • $park¥||

    You mess with the skater kids, you get the board.

    Southern California authorities say four youngsters could be charged with attempted murder after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.

    The Orange County Register says it happened Friday night after a woman bystander tried to break up a fight between two groups at a Huntington Beach skate park.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Personally, I hope their skateboards get, coated with Ben Gay, shoved up their asses, and lit on fire.

  • Matrix||

  • Tonio||

    And I thought this was going to link to J******. I are disappoint.

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    Wait, J-what? j-date?

  • Tonio||

    LOL. Not enough letters. That feminist site which is often quoted here for snark value, and which is named after a biblical harlot. I'm avoiding naming them so it doesn't up their hit count.

  • Brandon||

    J[redacted].

  • $park¥||

    I suppose she doesn't learn that self-absorbed cunts are self-absorbed and most other people don't really give a shit.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Isn't prom just a fun dance that hardworking students deserve?


    To answer your ridiculous compound question, no.

    Prom is a cultural report card of sorts on how well, or not, young women are doing.

    *facepalm*

    When I went to prom in the early 1990s, I seesawed between my wish to get asked by the right guy and ride in the cool kids' limousine with the burgeoning realization that I was gay. I had a fun night, but I was far from my authentic, assertive self that night. Prom felt mostly like a job I had to do to maintain my position in the social hierarchy.

    Well GRANDMA, I don't care how flippin' gay you are or about your foolish adherence to the meaningless social hierarchy of high school.

    We done here?

  • tarran||

    Wow! Oddly enough, recognizing all the warning signs that I wasn't going to have any fun (and blow lots of money to not have fun) with the breathless announcements relating to my high-school prom, I OPTED OUT, and took a girl out on a date instead.

    We saw Charles Grodin in 'Charlie's Aunt' on VHS while cuddling on a couch.

    And I had a very good time.

    I guess this poor dear wasn't actualized enough to dare to other her classmates.

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    I asked dudes to both of my proms, and had a great time at the one I went to - just us and one other couple. It ended with a bonfire on the beach (sorry - no BJs. Didn't do that til college).

    The only issue was the all-day orchestra rehearsal the following day. That was a bitch.

  • Brett L||

    What? No. We used it as an excuse to go on a parentally funded overnight date and buy enough alcohol to last us through the end of our senior year. We were too lazy to book a limo.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    So, basically, she's saying that, because she's gay, young girls and guys shouldn't have a prom. Why does the term "self-centered cunt" come to mind?

  • $park¥||

    This is for Tulpa.

    A Saudi man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, less than a month after a bomb using one of the kitchen devices was used to kill three and injure hundreds.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    Not the same incident as they posted before, and this guy was arrested for using an altered passport and lying to investigators.

    Big diff between being questioned by FBI for carrying a pressure cooker into your house (as the other story alleged) and what actually happened with this guy at the airport.

  • tarran||

    My Turkish grandmother once got nailed for entering the U.S. with an altered passport.

    She decided that she wanted to be 20 years younger and altered her birth-date accordingly.

    The Customs guy was very understanding and commiserated with my dad and let her in.

    It was back in a less barbaric age.

  • Agammamon||

    Wait, does he .. . does he not know you can buy those *inside* this country? You don't have to bring 'em with you?

  • Agammamon||

    Also - "altered passport" sounds so much more ominous than "tore a page out of it".

  • Matrix||

    How human evolution prepared us to survive future disasters
    Long read, but it is about how we can survive mass extinction events.

  • $park¥||

    Looks like the Brits have a familiar fight on their hands.

    Two paralyzed British men who want to die but cannot kill themselves went to court on Monday seeking protection from prosecution for those who could help them end their lives.

    The case is one of the most high-profile attempts to change the law on the right to die in Britain, where assisted suicide is illegal.

    "I'm constantly thinking, 'how on Earth can I do it without getting someone into trouble?'" said Paul Lamb, who was left paralyzed by a car accident in 1990.

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    how on Earth can I do it without getting someone into trouble?

    Gun! Oh, wait - it's the UK.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The latest sequestration scare tactic is claiming that the U.S. Forest Service will not have enough firefighters to tackle wildfires.

    Uh, I'm pretty sure the sequester means that the number of wildfires has to be cut back, too.

  • Brett L||

    Remember, kids. If it happens South of the Ohio river and East of the Colorado, teh hicks and hillbillies deserve it. Seriously, the collective "meh" given to Georgia, Florida and Texas wildfires is annoying. But somehow, the closer it gets to California, the more important it becomes.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Eeewwww! Poor people!

  • Agammamon||

    How can they be short of firefighters when most of the firefighters used are prisoners?

    Our jails didn't empty when the sequester happened.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    If O wants to save money, he can grant clemency to some of the dope dealers and other nonviolent offenders in federal prison.

  • Paul.||

    n Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers. Seattle Police are also known to give out a few beatings.

    And shootings in the back of unarmed closed pocket-knife carrying woodcarving people.

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  • Marc F Cheney||

    Tears of infinite sadness nomnomnom

  • OldMexican||

    Sea levels will rise because of Super-PACs.

  • Restoras||

    Time to buy ocean front property 100 miles inland?

  • Marc F Cheney||

    Wait, wasn't he the same Kennedic genius that came out against vaccines? REALITY BASED PARTY.

  • ||

    WAR ON TEH SCIENZ!

  • Andrew S.||

    He did indeed. I'm pretty sure he's still right there with Jenny McCarthy and Andrew Wakefield spreading anti-vaccine BS.

  • Restoras||

    Didn't Wakefield change his stance, leaving just the morons to believe in it?

  • Andrew S.||

    Nope. He's still big in the movement, he's still making money off it. He pretty much has to, because he medical license was revoked.

  • $park¥||

    Shit, now that Chavez is dead I'm guessing he finds himself in quite the bind. When you can't hawk cheap oil anymore I guess it pays to be against oil.

  • Anonymous Coward||

  • Paul.||

    Her suffering is finally at an end.

  • mnarayan||

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former Senator Robert F. Kennedy and former President John F. Kennedy

    The truth comes out.

  • PapayaSF||

    If free political speech kills the Earth, does the Earth deserve to live?

  • Bill Dalasio||

    When the hell are these douches going to disappear from the national psyche? Politics aside, they're garbage. Rich garbage to be sure, but nonetheless garbage. Drunks, rapists, philanderers, and generalized bums, I don't really see where they've contributed to country's life ever. From the cretinous old man who lobotomized his daughter and brought his mistress home to Sunday dinner on down, I can't think of a one of them I'd let into my home.

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    This was posted on MR a couple of weeks ago but I never got around to posting it:

    Girl group bases style on Nikkei ups and downs

    The higher stocks rise, the shorter their dresses get. With the Nikkei index ending above 13,000, the four went without skirts altogether on the day of their interview with The Japan Times, instead wearing only lacy shorts.

    This photo made me lol.

  • ||

    Dear lord, Duckface has spread to Japan. It's officially a pandemic.

  • ||

    We should have just nuked New Jersey while it was still relatively contained.

  • ||

    There was no containing the outbreak. Sure, we could have set up concentration camps for teenage girls and had compulsory photography posing classes but once that stuff gets out there, that's it. I'm going to go back to my sealed lab at the CDC to study more uncontaminated pictures of chicks now. Probably video too.

  • ||

    Just keep an eye out for faux gang signs. After that there's no option but euthanasia.

  • ||

    See if you can also get to the root of the combination duck face/trying-to-be-the-shortest-girl-in-the-photo phenomenon.

  • ||

    I will spare no effort.

  • Brett L||

    I'm going to go back to my sealed lab at the CDC to study more uncontaminated pictures of chicks now

    And fuck dogs, amirite?

  • ||

    Maybe. Depends on my mood.

    "Sex with animals?!? There's no time, man!"

  • JW||

    They repeatedly assured us that it was impossible for ducklips to jump the species barrier from Jersey primates to higher mammals!

  • ||

    Yeah, until someone was willing to have sex with one of them.

    (looks around furtively)

  • ||

    Jersey skanks, Epi? Regular skanks just weren't degrading enough to satisfy your ever darkening tastes?

  • ||

    jesse...I was born in New Jersey. I have...urges.

  • JW||

    I told you that your unnatural urges for orange skin and Victoria Secret perfume would be the doom of all! But did you listen? NooOOOoooo...

  • ||

    You maniac! You ducklipped us all up!

  • Irish||

    Those are some pretty ugly girls for an Asian pop group. I expect better.

  • ||

    Yeah, I was thinking about that too. Not ugly IMO, but pretty low-rent for an "idol" group.

    The one with the super-chinky eyes is my favorite.

  • Restoras||

    Leaving the one with the super-chunkey eyes for John?

  • Irish||

    The worst is the one who looks like she's twelve. I don't think she's lost her baby fat yet.

  • ||

    Yeah, she's 17.

  • ||

    This requires a better Asian group of girls.

  • ||

    Nice, though they'e still no Girls' Generation.

    ...then again, without all the makeup and lighting and whatnot they probably look about the same.

  • Jordan||

  • JW||

    Ahhhhh, that's better.

  • ||

    Not a fan of raccoons, myself.

  • ||

    I mean, damn.

    And I say this as someone who has seen their other videos already. Multiple, multiple times.

  • Raston Bot||

    GAME SEVEN

  • Virginian||

    Two game sevens.

    The NHL is so underrated. So much parity, so much excitement in the playoffs. Not like the fucking NBA where it's the same fucking teams every year.

  • Raston Bot||

    If they added some checking, line changes on the fly, and a few players who gave a shit, then maybe I'd watch an NBA game.

  • ||

    Gettin ready for the Caps to choke! (I am a Caps fan, but I'm a sporting realist)

  • Virginian||

    If Ovi could fucking score a fucking goal which is what he's fucking there for, that would be great.

  • ||

    Dear Prudence: Help! My lesbian wife thinks she's the only mother that counts on Mother's Day.

    Also read the one about the polyamorous woman who's baffled at how to get her friends and family to accept her lifestyle.

  • Raston Bot||

    Ignore everything someone says before the word "but."

    I basically feel adults are entitled to make the personal arrangements that please them as long as that doesn't hurt others, but my concern is what it means to the children. I don't get the impression that you've seriously thought through the effect of this on them since you are so unsure about how to present yourself as a newly constituted family.

  • Virginian||

    Eh, it is a legitimate point. If you have kids, you put them before everything else, if you're a good parent. If something is likely to damage them, you don't fucking do it.

    It's why I don't think I'll be a very good parent. I'm a selfish asshole, and the idea of spending my ammo budget on diapers does not appeal to me at all.

  • Paul.||

    Q. Mother's Day: Each Mother's Day I am expected to prepare and serve a special breakfast, plan and pay for an activity centered around what "mom" enjoys, and provide cards and gifts for my wife.

    Welcome to manhood.

    Oh, and my first thought was, "Well then, claim Father's Day for yourself", but then I remembered my Fathers' day when I was married:

    Consisted of working all day in the yard to get it ready for family to have a barbecue in the backyard. Then the rest of the afternoon and evening was spent barbecuing for everyone and refilling their drinks. By the end of Fathers day, frankly, I was exhausted. I needed another Fathers day to rest up.

    I feel for this woman, and I have no suggestions.

  • Paul.||

    My problem? We are a lesbian couple.

    That's only the tip of the iceberg of problems you have.

  • Azathoth!!||

    Sad is that she doesn't understand. She's not the child's mother. She's not a mother at all.

    Heather doesn't really have two mommies--she's got one mommy and mommy's wife/girlfriend.

    and daddy. Because Heather does have a daddy. Biology is opressively heteronormative

  • ||

    Microsoft's Shaw Strikes Back at New Coke Comparison

    Poll: What's worse, Windows 8 or GNOME 3?

  • robc||

    Its a lot easier to avoid Gnome 3.

  • ||

    True. GNOME 3 is just sad though. It's like watching your friend marry an uggo.

    ...like my brother did yesterday. Ugh.

  • tarran||

    Woman falls off cliff, and in the hour it takes rescuers/corpse recoverers to get to her body, vultures completely consume it:

    United Press International said she fell about 980 feet. According to UPI, it took the vultures about 50 minutes to eat the 52-year-old's body. They left behind nothing but her bones, clothes and shoes.

    Major Didier Pericou told The Times of Europe, "When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realizing what they were doing.

    It gets better, it's illegal to shoot the vultures, who are extremely aggressive because:

    [the vultures have] lost access to its normal diet of carcasses due to European health and safety regulations.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the State, an organization that will beat you until you are happy!

  • ||

    I have often expressed my desire for a sky funeral when I die. Stupid fucking health regulations.

  • ||

    Probably just trying to protect the poor vultures.

  • Tonio||

    This place is full of vultures, vulture everywhere...

  • OldMexican||

    Re: tarran,

    [the vultures have] lost access to its normal diet of carcasses due to European health and safety regulations.


    We may be looking at a well-crafted conspiracy by evolved vultures to lure unsuspecting human victims to well-concealed cliffs and other potentially deadly spots.

    I sense a script for SyFy here...

  • trshmnstr||

    SuperVulture v. Giant Octopus: Battle for the corpses!!!1!!!1!

  • PapayaSF||

    SuperVulture vs. the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I hope the fall killed her before the vultures showed up.

  • ||

    Bolt Thrower

    FOR NO RAISIN.

  • ||

    Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty

    Bastard is 72 years old, I think of much better uses of PA funds than putting an old man on Death Row, who will certainly die of natural causes first.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    Scissors are cheap.

    Though I guess you need to scale up to hedge trimmers for that fuckstick's neck.

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    Scissors are OK, they'd just take longer.

  • PapayaSF||

    Just think of it as a very, very late term abortion.

  • Marshall Gill||

    I think of much better uses of PA funds than putting an old man on Death Row, who will certainly die of natural causes first.

    If he is not on Death Row he will not be as protected and I doubt that he would die of what you would normally call "natural causes" if not given that protection.

    Cost? I will do it for fucking free with my bare hands.

  • ||

    You need to watch more Lockup, if he is in any danger he can be put in AdSeg (Administrative Segregation) like Child Molesters, rapists and snitches.

    This isn't the days of Shawshank, they do make mild attempts to protect prisoners who gen pop might want to kill.

  • Rich||

    Obama said Monday that the administration has been clear all along that officials "were not clear" at the time

    Clearly.

  • ||

  • Irish||

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • ||

    The false lashes are a nice touch. He should have grown his beard out some more though, I think.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    But team Marussia SUCKS MONKEY BALLS

  • JW||

    He may be one of the ugliest pre-ops I've ever seen.

  • ||

    A bit bitchy too. He apparently dumped a tray of orange juice in Fernandes's lap.

    "He looked at me, I said, 'don't you dare,' and the next thing I know, he tipped the whole tray on me," Fernandes said. "He and the girls mopped it up, but I was walking around the flight in my underwear for a while because I didn't bring another pair of trousers."

    "I wanted to kill him actually," a mostly amused Fernandes told reporters in Malaysia after the flight.
  • JW||

    You;d think that ownership of Caterham would be enough punishment.

  • OldMexican||

    Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies that had been born alive at his clinic.


    And here I thought that those were just clumps of cells and not babies, as some here had asserted with the self-confidence of a true believer.

  • Tonio||

    Still trollin' that one hard, OM. Good luck with that.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Tonio,

    Still trollin' that one hard, OM. Good luck with that.


    Patience, my young Jedi.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    I agree with you on abortion, but they were born alive, so nearly everyone agrees they're human beings with a right to life.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Tulpa,

    I agree with you on abortion, but they were born alive, so nearly everyone agrees they're human beings with a right to life.


    Of course they would agree that those babies were born alive; it would be an extraordinary thing to believe otherwise considering there would be no point in snipping their spinal cords if they weren't (unless the good doctor was affraid they would turn into little zombies).

    Many discussions here have centered on the question if these babies or fetuses should be afforded the same protections to their right to life as the rest of us are; that is, the question if those babies are human or not. The position of some in the pro-choice camp is that they are not, which brings up the question when would a person become a person and if there's a specific condition or trigger where a "clump of cells" suddenly obtains his right to life, that is: when a living being, whether inside or outside his or her mother, becomes a person.

  • Bobarian||

    "when a living being, whether inside or outside his or her mother, becomes a person."

    As a parent and recent grand-parent, I sometimes wished for termination rights up to the 75th trimester.

    It's good that it doesn't extend out that far, cause there were a few times those little bastards wouldn't of made it.

  • Robert||

    For me the question of whether it's human is irrelevant, mere speciesism. For me, what matters is whether it cares. If it doesn't mind dying, and nobody owns it and minds its dying, then no harm, no foul for killing it.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    This straw-manning does not become you.

  • $park¥||

    Any relation to Peyton and Eli?

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Marc F Cheney,

    This straw-manning does not become you.


    So I gather you do not agree those were mere clumps of cells?

    If that's the case, where do you establish the threshold?

  • Tonio||

    You first.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    Do we agree that there is a threshold?

    Do we agree that it was sometime before these babies were killed?

    Then we're done here.

  • JW||

    In Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers.

    I hope they don't GoPro it and dub the videos with nothing but dubstep.

  • mr lizard||

    Dubstep is just recording of Transformers having sex

  • ||

    The tears at IPWatchdog over CLS Bank v Alice are delicious.

    Here's Gene's evaluation of Alan Turing (and I guess Alonso Church and that other guy) (emphasis
    mine):

    I don’t think it is helpful to perpetuate the myth that all
    software can be done by a paper and pencil. That is simply false. I
    don’t care what supposedly great mathematician or computer scientists came up
    with that nonsense
    .
  • ||

    You simply cannot do that with pencil and paper. It would fail every single time.

    How odd. I do all my computations with one very long paper tape, a pencil with an eraser, and a lot of time. It's math.

  • ||

    Yes, but your math is abnormal, non-Euclidian, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.

  • Brett L||

    In fact, you must be able to do so for CPUs and GPUs to work as they do. Sometimes I wish Neal Stephenson would take the time he was going to put into his next book and get with the Khan Academy to teach all the things he did in Diamond Age in a more organized and expanded form.

  • ||

    "But there are only zero of you!"

  • robc||

    While Im opposed to most IP in general, even from the assumption that it should exist, software should by copyrightable not patentable.

    And that is the stupidest comment Ive ever seen.

    Okay, not quite that bad, but its in the running.

  • Raston Bot||

    “Let’s be clear: if all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications patents,” Moore wrote.

    Something significant happened recently.

  • ||

    “Let’s be clear: if all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications patents,” Moore wrote.

    GOOD.

  • tarran||

    OMG! A reduction in monopoly, and an expansion of the free market?!?

    AWESOME!

  • Cytotoxic||

    'Theft' and 'free-market' are not the same thing. Not that I should expect an anarcho-tard to differentiate.

  • ||

    Yup, we gotta do everything we can to prevent the "theft" of math.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    From the dissent:

    [I]f all of these claims, including the system claims, are not patent-eligible, this case is the death of hundreds of thousands of patents, including all business method, financial system, and software patents as well as many computer implemented and telecommunications patents.

    And the problem is ..... ?

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    But you are taking the quote out of context. He was talking about the calculations necessary to target a ballistic missile using GPS, which brings time considerations into play. The Church Turing Thesis assumes infinite time available.

  • ||

    Did anyone hear something stupid?

  • ||

  • Irish||

    That should really shake up NBC's primetime lineup.

  • Virginian||

    Something something Parkinson's disease.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Michael J Fox makes you want to lose control.

  • Restoras||

    I bet the other networks are quaking in their boots.

  • ||

    Spaz City
    Family Tics
    Back to the Seizure

  • Sidd Finch||

    scouting reports

    Gangly. Runs like a rotary phone thrown into a running clothes dryer. Throws like an effete Frenchman throwing a bookcase uphill. Swings a bat like his elbows are stapled to his knees and his underwear is pulled over his head. Stares at you when you aren't looking.

  • OldMexican||

    In Seattle, police will begin testing wearable cameras on their officers. Seattle Police are also known to give out a few beatings.


    The cameras will be known for their (opportune) lack of reliability as they will fail to work during any future beating.

  • Art Vandelay||

    But they'll be great for Dunphy's series of POV cop-groupie porn.

  • ||

    Having a feminist mom must suck.

    It gets worse. Back in the girls’ aisle, I spy a pink doll stroller and even pinker microwave. My feminist heart sinks for I just know that of all the toys in this massive store, these are the ones to make my child squeal with delight. I draw closer. A vision of Sandberg’s face leans toward me, but I swat it away as I look around for gender-neutral versions of these toys. Nope, the only option is pink.
  • ||

    shrug.

    The pinkification of girl's toys is weird.

  • ||

    Yeah, stupid toy manufacturers making stuff in colors that make children "squeal with delight". Weird.

  • ||

    Yep, female affinity for the color pink is just totally natural.

    Like their propensity to grow boobs.

  • ||

    Gendered baby clothes are the dumbest fucking thing ever.

    Smithsonian has an article on gendered colors and FDR wearing a dress (with photo).

    For example, a June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Other sources said blue was flattering for blonds, pink for brunettes; or blue was for blue-eyed babies, pink for brown-eyed babies, according to Paoletti.

    In 1927, Time magazine printed a chart showing sex-appropriate colors for girls and boys according to leading U.S. stores. In Boston, Filene’s told parents to dress boys in pink. So did Best & Co. in New York City, Halle’s in Cleveland and Marshall Field in Chicago.
  • ||

    So are you telling us that your mom dressed you up in pink?

  • Virginian||

    Gillette: My mother told me she loved me all the time.
    Malory: Exactly, look how you turned out.
    Gillette: Uh, with high self esteem?

  • ||

    Mostly blues and yellows actually, but I was pretty drunk the whole time.

  • ||

    It's pretty obvious that it was a sales tactic to get mothers to buy a second set of baby clothes instead of passing down what they had dressed their boy or girl in.

    The fact that it stuck so well is kind of amazing, and I think it says something about our culture's insecurity with femininity in boys and vice-versa.

  • Virginian||

    Wow.....that's not even the good kind of crazy.

  • ||

    She is incapable of telling a 3 year old no, so it must be the toy manufacturer's fault.

  • ||

    Well obviously it's the toy manufacturers' job to do the parenting. While she can so "no" to her brats, what about all those other awful mothers out there who haven't taken 6 semesters of womyn's studies? Those bitches might buy their daughters pink toys!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Fuckin LOL--that whole article reads like something she wrote for her high school English class. Are feminists capable of writing anything that isn't relentlessly self-aggrandizing and tedious?

  • Andrew S.||

    So Walmart has been trying to open a store in Midtown Miami for the last couple of years. There's been tons of roadblocks thrown up in their way thanks to a "No Walmart in Midtown" movement that's actually led by a friend of mine. Anyways, he's very proud of himself. Here's a sample of an argument from another person in the movement:

    "NO WALFART IN MIDTOWN!! There's already a TARGET!! Hows about putting an Equinox, CRUNCH or LA Fitness in Midtown so people can get healthy instead of spending money on WALFART made in China crap they don't need."

    That's basically the argument. There's a Target in the general vicinity, so Walmart is completely unnecessary. And evil. I've tried to interject with a "They can open. If it's as bad as you say, then nobody will patronize the store anyways, and it will close". I got back all the typical "WALMART BAD KILL LOCAL BUSINESSES" arguments.

    (the local businesses in Miami generally suck. It's generally gray market (at best) stores with imported and reimported goods)

  • ||

    How do the people in Midtown buy delicious Cheetos snacks?

  • Brett L||

    Honestly, I'd sympathize, except its fucking Miami.

  • Restoras||

    The eye of America's wang?

  • Bobarian||

    The herpes sore?

  • Cytotoxic||

    Seize the moral high ground. Just ask 'what would Ayn Rand say?' and then say it. Don't be any less acidic.

  • ||

    American Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing due to woman refusing to stop singing Whitney Houston songs.

  • Andrew S.||

    I'm completely ok with that. In fact, I'm ok with Gitmo remaining open so that woman can be placed there.

  • Brett L||

    When she OD'd, I had a friend who had to call HR to have the woman in the cublicle outside her office stop playing the same 3 songs during the 4th hour. Because apparently, "Could you turn that down a little?" was too subtle.

  • Agammamon||

    I understand that having to listen to some poor Whitney imitator for the whole flight would be very unpleasant, I can't understand how it could be so dangerous that you'd seriously stop the flight early to get the woman out of there.

    I'd be pissed at having to listen to her - I'd be even more pissed at being delayed because someone got an authority boner and *had* to be obeyed RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

  • PapayaSF||

    Seems less disruptive to just tie her up and gag her.

  • ||

    Current headline on Drudge:

    GOVT OBTAINS WIDE AP PHONE RECORDS IN PROBE

    The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article.....ords-probe

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    Well this does explain why the media is turning on The One. Wait till Petreus starts to get his kicks in. I'm sure he's a forgive and forget kind of guy.

  • Restoras||

    That's right. Army types hate kicking ass when it's easy.

  • AlgerHiss||

    I suppose this is where “libertarianism” is going to show its wonkish, weak side and come up with some drivel about “right to choose” and other bullshit about freedom.

    Democrats worship at the altar of abortion, and THIS is where it leads.

    Would anyone like to make the case that Dr. Mengele wouldn’t have voted hardcore Democrat?

  • Virginian||

    Nice Godwin.

  • Irish||

    D+

  • ||

    Aren't we supposed to drink now?

  • ||

    Way ahead of you.

  • ||

    You know, Mengele gets a bad rap. He has a cool name, and he learned that if you clone Adolf Hitler you should probably put the clones into environments as much like Hitler's was growing up as you can. I mean, the guy was ahead of time, let's be honest.

  • Virginian||

    keep your friends close and your possible genetic clones of Adolf Hitler closer.

  • ||

    Words to live by.

  • ||

    Oh Krieger, nothing is ever an accident.

  • ||

    "Stop. My penis can only get so erect."

  • ||

    Malory: Is Krieger hard at work?

    Sterling: I think he literally is.

  • flye||

    I need a pot of coffee just like I like my women: black, bitter, preferably fair trade.

  • Virginian||

    Shh shh shh shh shh shh shh. Don’t want to know, but you do probably want to go wash your lips now.

  • ||

    Plus, he was a killer songwriter.

  • tarran||

    You know, Mengele gets a bad rap.

    I KNEW IT!!!111!!!!

    I had your number two weeks ago, Episiarch!

  • ||

    What Mengele did wasn't necessarily human experimentation - often it was pointless torture.

    You were talking about Tulpa, right?

  • tarran||

    Nope, I was talking about *YOU?*.

    An experiment? And what hypothesis are you testing Episiarch? That clueless, stupid shitweasels can't change?

    Ok I was talking about Tulpa a bit.

    But I got better.

  • Pro Libertate||

    And he looked a whole lot like Gregory Peck. I mean, A LOT.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: AlgerHiss,

    I suppose this is where "libertarianism" is going to show its wonkish, weak side and come up with some drivel about "right to choose" and other bullshit about freedom


    Mind what you're saying, sir. Libertarianism does not mean that one gets to decide whether others are human or not. Murder is still murder; matters little if the victim has legs and feet or not. What matters is that the victim is human.

    "Right to choose" is just an euphemism invented by the double-speak crowd. The proper term is abortion. Some libertarians believe that women have a right to abort their children under the justification that women have ownership of their bodies. This is true, but they conveniently leave out the fact that a human fetus also has ownewrship of his or her body. Other libertarians (like me) follow the Non-Aggression Principle to its logical conclusion and find the act of killing another human being, even one in his or her early stages of development, immoral and reprehensible, an act at least deserving social and economic banishment for the perpetrator.

  • Cytotoxic||

    That's only if a fetus is a person, which it definitely isn't.

  • Tonio||

    The competition for most butt hurt on thread just heated up.

  • Killazontherun||

    Are you seriously going to respond to a troll that goes under the nom de guerre of Alger Hiss?

  • Robert||

    Ever notice how Gough & Millar portrayed Clark Kent on TV as Alger Hiss?

  • lap83||

    " but they conveniently leave out the fact that a human fetus also has ownership of his or her body."
    I agree with this. I also think it's illogical that men don't have any say about the life of the fetus but have to be stuck with the child support if the woman decides to have it. The pro-choice woman's view is not just "it's my body" but "it's my body and if I have this kid, your money is mine too" It's tyrannical.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Actually, this kind of sketchy operation is what one would expect in a state where abortion is so heavily regulated.

  • lap83||

    Yeah, poor guy. The regulations made him do it.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    And the frequent state inspections...wait, Ridge stopped those.

  • ||

    The existence of Kickstarter forever validated by the completion of life-size RoboCop statue in Detroit.

  • Matrix||

    life-size?

    I saw a guy standing next to it, and it dwarfed him. that thing is larger than life.

  • Brett L||

    This is fucking awesome.

  • ||

    The Detroit cop Murphy-turned-robot from the 1987 cult movie

    Cult???

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yeah, what makes it "cult?" It's not Repo Man, after all.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I don't think so. Better than a Bond movie that year seems unculty to me.

  • Brett L||

    Earning twice as much at the box office as the "classic" The Princess Bride.

  • PapayaSF||

    I give it two weeks before it's stolen and sold for scrap.

  • ||

    Drunken safari guide charges elephant.

  • ||

    If they were actually in Kruger Park, you're not even allowed to get out of your vehicle except in certain designated areas. Private game reserve, pretty much anything goes. Except don't charge the elephants.

    Also, the tourist is getting all the blame, but that is a South African accent cheering him on.

    Somewhat related: absolutely go on a safari if you possibly can. Fucking great.

  • Virginian||

    I want to go on a real safari. The kind where I come back with heads and skins. That's probably illegal now though.

  • ||

    Are you kidding? No it's not. It's a major industry over there.

  • Virginian||

    No the coming back with the heads and skins part. I mean, I want a goddamn leopard skin bathrobe, made with leopard I personally killed.

  • ||

    I know that you can definitely hunt, but probably not the protected animals like leopards and whatnot. Outside the Kruger and the adjacent private game reserves they have dudes with guns who would like nothing more than to seriously fuck up poachers.

    I didn't see any leopards, but got the rest of the Big Five.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Ezra Klein: The IRS Did the Best They Could. Also...Citizens United

    Let’s try to keep two things in mind simultaneously: The IRS does need some kind of test that helps them weed out political organizations attempting to register as tax-exempt 501(c)4 social welfare groups. But that test has to be studiously, unquestionably neutral.

    It is worth remembering an important fact here: The IRS is supposed to reject groups that are primarily political from registering as 501(c)4s. If they’re going to do that, then they need some kind of test that helps them flag problematic applicants. And that test will have to be a bit impressionistic. It will mean taking the political rhetoric of the moment and watching for it in applications. It will require digging into the finances and activities of groups on the left and the right that seem to be political even as they’re promising their activities are primarily non-political.

  • Virginian||

    I was under the impression that the law said that the group had to be nonpartisan, not nonpolitical.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    You're thinking of 527 groups. The TP orgs targeted by the IRS were filing as a 501c3 "social welfare" group, a category which does not permit political advocacy as a central activity of the org.

    As I was explaining the other day before being drowned out by people who don't know what they're talking about other than that they hate the IRS: contributions to 527 groups are not tax deductible, while 501c3 contributions are. That's presumably why the TP groups attempted to file as 501c3.

  • ||

    501c4, genius

  • ||

    That's a minor detail, and in no way detracts from his larger point.

    *walks away whistling*

  • Tulpa (LAOL-VA)||

    Ah, never mind, I see the targeted groups were filing as 501c4 (which is not what was reported the other day -- they said 501c3 yesterday) which is not allowed to claim donations to be tax deductible.

  • robc||

    It was reported at 501c4 from the beginning, which is what we have been trying to tell you.

  • OldMexican||

    "The IRS is supposed to reject groups that are primarily political from registering as 501(c)4s."


    Who told Klein that? He's an idiot.

  • PapayaSF||

    Hence the inability of Organizing For America to get that status. Oh, wait....

  • ||

    Does this have anything to do with fabulous bean footage?

  • ||

    In defense of millenials against narcissistic Gen X writers.

    If one bothers to step outside of the cycle of whining, the more honest conclusion is that today’s kids are pretty great people, especially compared to the rest of us screw-ups. Millennials are more liberal than the generations before, suggesting a shift away from the politics of resentment and toward a politics of generosity and social support. They're pretty responsible, too. They're the ones who managed to cut the teenage pregnancy rate by 42 percent since 1990, and even though there are as many of them as there are Baby Boomers, they managed to come of age without creating the same massive spike in the crime rate. Even though they're starting out their adult lives in an period of economic crisis, they're an optimistic crew.

    They just want to spend other peoples money!

  • Virginian||

    Yeah whenever you see the word "social", grab your fucking wallet.

  • Hyperion||

    Just wait until the free shit train goes saliing off the tracks and they reach that magical age of.... 27?.. mom and dad kicks their arses out of the basement, and they have a bunch of unpaid student loans and no job.

    Then we'll see how damn optimistic they are.

  • Virginian||

    What sucks is that people like me have to fucking suffer because of all these idiots who bought into the Obama bullshit.

    I don't know who I hate more, the people who voted for him and now don't understand why they can't find a job, or the ones who voted for him, took the student loans, and then got a government job which will pay off the loans for them in return.

    Seriously fucking bullshit.

  • Hyperion||

    I don't know who I hate more

    The ones who voted for Obama, and are now whining about the increased costs of health care for young healthy adults.

    Seriously, if they really believe in all this socialist stuff, then they have to believe in it even when it's to their disadvantage.

  • Rich||

    "Well, it may be to *my* disadvantage, but it *is* for the greater common good!"

  • ||

    then they have to believe in it even when it's to their disadvantage.

    Not when they're 100% lacking in any guiding principles whatsoever.

  • Hyperion||

    Just more proof that socialists only like socialism when they're receiving it. They don't like giving it. Human nature is a bitch. It's just that some of us are more honest about it than others.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Millennials are more liberal than the generations before, suggesting a shift away from the politics of resentment

    Whoever wrote that hasn't visited a social science or humanities class lately.

    toward a politics of generosity and social support

    Not when they realize Grandma and Grandpa are going to bankrupt Social Security, they won't.

    Even though they're starting out their adult lives in an period of economic crisis, they're an optimistic crew.

    When you've been told your whole life how special you are, your optimism is going to be pretty high until your fourth or fifth year selling socks at JCPenney.

  • Virginian||

    Dude, what's insanity to me is hearing people complaining about hiring college grads, finding them whiny and entitled and stupid, and then continuing to hire college grads. I've on multiple occasions offered to work for free for a couple weeks, only to be turned down.

    When it comes to bureaucracy, big companies are on the same level as a university: no one will ever give you shit for hiring an idiot with a degree, but if you hire someone without one and he doesn't work out, you're in big trouble.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Folks, the person who wrote this piece was none other than...wait for it...millenial, Amanda Marcotte. So, she's basically saying, "Yeah, my generation of self-absorbed socialists are koooll...."

  • Hyperion||

    NR, what the fuck is up with this weather? Didn't politicians promise us global warming? Liars! I'm freezing my ass off in the middle of May! Needz moar Co2!

  • Brett L||

    We finally got a whole season of "Spring" here in North Florida, instead of two weeks between cold rains and the hot, humid summer death march. I understand why people enjoy it so much now.

  • Hyperion||

    Are we experiencing some sort of Tulpa clone troll outbreak?

  • robc||

    I think its Mary.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    Yeah, I think Mary's off her meds again.

  • Hyperion||

    I suspected as much. Mary has possessed Tulpa. Damn, that's scary.

  • ||

    "If one bothers to step outside of the cycle of whining, the more honest conclusion is that today’s kids are pretty great people, especially compared to the rest of us screw-ups. Millennials are more liberal than the generations before, suggesting a shift away from the politics of resentment and toward a politics of generosity and social support. They're pretty responsible, too. They're the ones who managed to cut the teenage pregnancy rate by 42 percent since 1990, and even though there are as many of them as there are Baby Boomers, they managed to come of age without creating the same massive spike in the crime rate. Even though they're starting out their adult lives in an period of economic crisis, they're an optimistic crew."

    I'll sign on to this. I deal with kids all the frigging time in my job and on the whole... I'm impressed. Generally speaking, I see polite, respectful, well intentioned, willing to get involved, etc. as attributes. Our youth are doing just fine imo. And I'm talking from all stratas of society - rich young punks in Million Dollar House neighborhoods, and kids from the trailer park. Across the board.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Hopeless nerd upset about high school wedgies complains about libertarians

    For a long while, the libertarian argument seemed to prevail; yes, the argument went, we concede the savagery and the destruction but, to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the business they have chosen. Both of those strategies have run their course. Scientific evidence continues to overwhelm any attempts to spin what happens to a human being over the course of a career playing football. And there comes a point at which the libertarian argument runs headlong into the question of whether it is moral for a society to allow people to commit slow-motion suicide for the purposes of mass entertainment.

    Keep in mind that Pierce, when he's not calling for the dissolution of sports, acts as the premier New England Patriots jock-sniffer. He's the embodiment of the fact that Massholes never lost their Puritan ideology, it just became secular in nature rather than Christian.

  • Virginian||

    I like how he just declares the libertarian argument is dead without ever proving it so. He says it is, so it fucking is. Deal with it.

  • Hyperion||

    It's like how the proglotards decided that after the incident in Newtown, CT, that the gun debate was over. They declared they were going to 'move forward with gun control'.

    That's how they are. They always assume that there can be no opposition to their goals. It's because of their group think disease. They can't conceive that anyone, let alone a majority, could possibly not want to go along with everything they think up, no matter how insane.

  • Matrix||

    but... 90% of the people support expanded background checks! Black Jesus told me so!

  • Hyperion||

    Well, sometimes when they are suffering from the shock of a political defeat, they resort to fabrications, since they cannot accept any reality that does not match their own.

    What? We said it was for the children, and they're still against it?!

  • Matrix||

    why is libertarian becoming a popular term for a lot of shit that is not really libertarian?

    I mean, Libertarians comprise of probably less than 10% (and that's generous) of the population, but we are somehow responsible for all the world's problems.

    When did we become the (insert hated minority of the month, ie Kikes/Niggers/WOPs/Wetbacks/Muzzies/Commies)?

  • ||

    What could people possibly have against Muzzy?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    DR. PULASKI!

  • C. Anacreon||

    People are suddenly hating on libertarians because Rand Paul is scaring the shit out of them. They are realizing he is showing a side of the GOP that could actually retake a lot of the country. So they are starting now to make sure that anyone who thinks like him is considered tinfoil-hat and evil.

  • WomSom||

    I like the sound of that dude.

    www.Secure-Web.tk

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Rubio reponds to the IRS tea party scandal by demanding resignation of the IRS comissioner that left office six months ago:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201.....missioner/

  • 0x90||

    What's Gosnell's ethnicity? I wanna get my racism on.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Black, apparently like a large number of his victims.

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