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  • as authentic as politicsSnerkie/Foter.comPresident Obama is expected to nominate former Bush DOJ number two James Comey to head the FBI.
  • Tea Party groups in Tennessee are hoping WWE Champion Kane will be able to defeat Senator Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary.
  • More than 20,000 inmates in New Jersey mistakenly received almost $24 million in government benefits, according to a state audit.
  • Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the suspected Boston bomber, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by the FBI during an interview in his Florida apartment.
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal court ruling that his department racially profiled Hispanic drivers in an effort to crack down on illegal immigrants.
  • A Disneyland employee was arrested for allegedly planting a dry ice bomb that went off in the theme park last week.
  • Ghana’s president warns Islamic militants are threatening the stability of West Africa while the leader of Boko Haram says the Nigerian government’s offensive against the Islamist extremist group is failing.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal court ruling that his department racially profiled Hispanic drivers in an effort to crack down on illegal immigrants.

    Joe needs to shop around for less brown judges, that's all.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The world will be a much better place when that fat fucker is dead.

  • gaijin||

    Eliminationist rhetoric!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    The world will be a much better place when that fat fucker is dead.

    Especially since the Phoenix New Times would probably go out of business at that point, as they wouldn't have anyone left to bitch about.

    In all seriousness, Maricopa County's probably reached a point anyway where it might be better to split up into two separate entities for the east and west side, irrespective of who gets elected sheriff.

  • theamishcountry||

    As a new resident of Phoenix (Laveen area), I'm curious about your reasoning here.

  • ||

    President Obama is expected to nominate former Bush DOJ number two James Comey to head the FBI.

    Change you can believe in.

  • wareagle||

    a hedge fund guy. To run the FBI. Sure.

  • gaijin||

    a hedge fund guy. To run the FBI. Sure.

    see it's all part of the plan to start prosecuting wall street corruption. You gotta be a criminal to catch one doncha know.

  • T||

    Just ask Joe Kennedy.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    He went from US DOJ to hedge funds (because being a prosecutor helps you make financial decisions) and back to the FBI (because...?)

  • KDN||

    Because he's terrible at running a hedge fund?

  • Virginian||

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....-old-girl/

    Detroit cop going on trial for shooting sleeping child.

  • ||

    She was coming right at him!!!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    She must have been assault snoring at him.

  • gaijin||

    she cast at him a dehumanizing snore

  • ||

    I wonder how the parents feel about having a kid that looks like a dog?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's bullshit this cop is going to shoulder the full blame (possibly) when that whole department, supervisors on down, need to be hit for this.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    They can't afford to give out that many medals because of the sequester.

  • Jerryskids||

    No, the bullshit is that this cop is being railroaded for 'acting with gross negligence when he didn't prevent his gun from firing'. It was a fucking gun! How the hell are you supposed to prevent a gun from firing when it wants to? Guns are armed and dangerous, you can't expect cops to be constantly risking their lives attempting to prevent guns from firing.

    It's easy enough to criticize after the fact when you have time to assess the situation, but when you have to make a split-second life-or-death decision in the heat of the moment I'd like to see how any of you would have prevented a gun from firing.

    You don't know, man, you weren't there!

  • jamesrk||

    "Weekley, charged with involuntary manslaughter, is accused of acting with gross negligence when he didn't prevent his gun from firing during the chaos that followed the use of a "flash-bang" device"

    He just could not prevent that gun from firing!

  • ||

    related article:
    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.....3305290056

    media barred from jury selection.

    Sorry about my uneducated link-posting.

  • sarcasmic||

    At least they ban television crews from following the police now. This way there won't be anything to contradict the officers' story of what happened.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Yes, funny how the presence of the camera crew is being blamed. As if these tactics aren't used every single day around the country as a matter of course.

  • thom||

    I'm glad he's ok!

  • WTF||

    The important thig is he got to go home to his family.

  • ||

    Robert Thompson was quoted in this story. This link is a few years old, but it sums the fairly well:

    http://www.nytpick.com/2010/10.....-prof.html

  • SugarFree||

    Weekley, charged with involuntary manslaughter, is accused of acting with gross negligence when he didn't prevent his gun from firing during the chaos that followed the use of a "flash-bang" device.

    It was bucking in his hands like a wild animal, filled with a murderous lust to kill the poor little girl.

    Drown in a burning lake of dog shit, Associated Press.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    What the fuckity fuck fuck fuck?

    Obviously, guns kill people now.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    That's amazingly bad. They could have at least gone with a good old fashioned "discharged his firearm."

  • WTF||

    No, you need to use the passive voice - "the firearm discharged".

  • Brett L||

    No wonder the media have a fucked up understanding of how guns work. They listen to cops.

  • ||

    Also:

    A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.

  • Marc F Cheney||

    Well, I'm nauseous now. Thanks for the nut-punch.

  • ||

    Tea Party groups in Tennessee are hoping WWE Champion Kane will be able to defeat Senator Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary.

    No word yet on whether it will be a cage match.

  • ||

    I'd prefer Mick Foley that way you'd never know who was coming to the podium each time he was scheduled to speak; Mankind, Dude Love, or Cactus Jack?

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Careful, Foley is an Obama supporter.

  • ||

    Are the political leanings of former wrestlers common knowledge or do you just have an intimate knowledge of WWF/WWE stars?

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    He was on the local morning radio show awhile back and made a few comments. It ruined all of my fond memories of him from childhood.

  • Andrew S.||

    Foley makes it public. And there are plenty of pictures out there of Glen Jacobs (Kane) with Ron Paul, or wearing Ron Paul shirts, or the like.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The top country music performers also support Obama (my b-i-l is pissed off).

    Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, others.

    It really is ironic considering their fan base.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    But we have Willie Nelson.

  • Bobarian||

    Garth Brooks has not been a 'top country music performer' for about ten years.

  • Virginian||

    Right, there are no Democrats in rural areas. You're seriously retarded dude.

    I mean you act like you're this bigshot genius, but you don't know that leftwing politics in rural areas dates back to the late 1800s, and it's always been a strong force. You're ignorant as shit.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    I mean you act like you're this bigshot genius, but you don't know that leftwing politics in rural areas dates back to the late 1800s, and it's always been a strong force.

    Rural politics is difficult for most pundits to nail down because they're intellectually cemented in urban perspectives. It's why you get masturbatory tracts wondering "what's the matter with Kansas" rather than honest analysis.

    Rural cultures have always been fundamentally defensive in nature because it's very easy for deviant elements and social stresses to divide their communities. They really didn't start turning against populist labor movements until the 1920s and 30s when the actions of the Wobblies and other violent outside labor groups began threatening the stability of the institutions that kept the community functioning.

  • Let Me Ride||

    I always wonder if any of these athletes-turned-politicians will have their Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy flare up on them while they are in office. Like, if they'll suddenly get a bout of rage and shoot up the legislature. (I've been wondering this since John Runyan got elected from New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District.)

  • gaijin||

    of these athletes-turned-politicians

    wait, big time wrestlers are athletes?

  • ||

    Probably more athletic than most NASCAR drivers.

  • KDN||

    Pro wrestling is not a sport, but (most) pro wrestlers are athletes. It's the opposite of bowling.

  • seguin||

    Athlete is a weird term. Ballet dancers are probably in better shape than most people considered athletes, but they're not called athletes. I guess it depends on whether you consider wrestling a performance art or a sport.

  • sgs||

    "but they're not called athletes. "

    I question this assertion.

  • Bee Tagger||

    More than 20,000 inmates in New Jersey mistakenly received almost $24 million in government benefits

    Not having to deal with New Jersey traffic.

  • Virginian||

    Police: NM driver drove drunk while having sex, crashed, hid behind cactus

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....z2UmSQJbbO

    All in all, a pretty good night.

  • ||

    Deport him to Florida, both places will improve.

  • Boba Fudd||

    A good night, unless his special lady dislocated his penis as she was thrown from the car.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Disneyland employee was arrested for allegedly planting a dry ice bomb that went off in the theme park last week.

    Disney on Ice? How droll.

  • Rich||

  • ||

    That's why you should always pay by SMS.

  • ||

    Mayor Mickey Mouse showed a lot of leadership that day. After dispatching Pluto to organize search party for victims in the rubble, he was the first to the explosion site, getting his trademark white gloves dirty like any other common citizen of Toon Town... a real man of the people.

  • Jerryskids||

    As horrifying as a dry-ice bomb is, spewing CO2 all over literally tens of innocent bystanders, imagine the terrifying possibility of these monsters making a dirty bomb out of Mentos and Diet Coke. Won't somebody think of the children?

  • ||

    Not to mention all the global warming that it caused.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Actually, he was attempting to reclaim CO2 for the sake of Mother Gaia (and some Al Gore tax credits) when it all went bad.

  • sarcasmic||

    Officials: Man who knew Boston bombing suspect was unarmed when shot


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html
    Yeah. The guy who had a knife turned out to be unarmed. Of course nothing else will happen.

  • Fluffy||

    Fuckers had to go and execute an unarmed guy who might have had information.

    It's like they WANT me to have a nagging feeling inside my head, against my better judgment, every time Alex Jones talks smack about this shit.

  • seguin||

    I guess that settles it. If you're in trouble with the police you may as well shoot to kill - I mean, there;s a better than 50/50 chance they're going to kill you anyway. 90/10 if you're a dog.

  • Virginian||

    Judge backs bankrupt coal producer in benefits dispute with union

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....z2UmSZknWC

    Turns out you really can only squeeze so much blood from the host.

  • ||

    Jeez, dude. Three FOXnews links in 2 minutes? Why don't you just admit that you're an evil ReTHUGlican already?

    reason is NOT a conservative website, man!

    /quasi-sarc

  • Virginian||

    Well sarc has the Daily Mail links due to a sort of homesteading type thing where he has been doing it for a while.

    But I like my reprinted AP stories with plenty of 'Murica ladled on top.

  • sarcasmic||

    Homesteading? More like squatting. Pass me the toilet paper, will you?

  • Virginian||

    You don't have a bidet? What kind of libertarian are you?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    He has underage, 3rd world midgets personally make his ass a shining beacon of libertarianism.

  • ||

    Wearing a white shirt to work and drinking coffee while reading H&R is a terrible idea.

  • Lord Humungus||

    IRS Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses In Government's Ongoing War On Pot
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....1369843305

    According to the Treasury Department, Section 280E disallows "deductions incurred in the trade or business of trafficking in controlled substances." Individuals involved in the sale of controlled substances -- including marijuana -- may not deduct standard business expenses from their federal taxes. That means, unlike other small businesses, medical marijuana dispensaries can't write off the cost of rent, payroll, product or advertising. As a result, stores that might not even be profitable can end up being taxed out of business.
  • Emmerson Biggins||

    what a bunch of horse crap. Income = Revenue - Expenses. I realize there are some gray areas. But they shouldn't be able to ignore this basic fact, regardless of how many thousands of pages of non-legislator-written laws they have some how been able to generate. Too bad they have their own parallel, and unaccountable court system.

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    Clarification : even if they are enforcing an actual statue, the statue itself should be laughed out of court in about 5 seconds. Federal Government has the power to tax income. Not other stuff that obviously isn't income.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    More than 20,000 inmates in New Jersey mistakenly received almost $24 million in government benefits, according to a state audit.

    FEMA checks?

  • ||

    Kickbacks for voting.

  • ||

    Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the suspected Boston bomber, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by the FBI during an interview in his Florida apartment.

    Well then he should have armed himself.

  • ||

    forget drop bears, we've just discovered giant, fluorescent pink slugs and carnivorous, cannibal land snails that roam the mountaintop in search of their vegetarian victims.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environm.....z2UmOvxgew

  • ||

    Ke$ha isn't Australian!

  • Brett L||

    But are they the most poisonous slugs ever discovered by man?

  • ||

    Do they look like Newt Gingrich?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    "That's nae *ordinary* snail, it's a vicious beast with big...sharp...teeth..."

  • Marc F Cheney||

    A little Marmite behind the ears will ward off those, too.

  • Tejicano||

    How can a carnivorous, cannibal species have a vegetarian victim? By definition a carnivour which eats its own kind will be eating carnivours, right?

  • Lord Humungus||

    10 Obnoxious Things Hipsters Say About Music
    http://pigeonsandplanes.com/20...../s/172822/

    Hipsters don't seem to take as much pleasure from the music itself as from asserting their superiority or alternative nature. Whether it be early adoption, wider knowledge, "better" taste, or just knowing someone in the band, the hipster will always find something smug or dismissive to say in any conversation about music. So if you catch yourself saying too many of these, watch out.

    multi-page, clickthrough hellhole.

  • ||

    stop pandering to Ted S

  • Ted S.||

    You like clicking through to multiple pages? I always knew you antipodeans were freaks.

  • Ted S.||

    When I was in college 20 years ago, I referred to "alternative" music as "failure music": as soon as a singer/band became successful, the fans would bitch that the act sold out.

  • Zeb||

    I like to point out to those people that for many if not most musicians, selling out is kind of the goal.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I like to point out to those people that for many if not most musicians, selling out is kind of the goal.

    This.

    That a band is somehow supposed to remain poor so that a group of hipsters won't have to share it with the rest of the world is fucking ridiculous.

  • ||

    Yeah, this is the "staying in my garbage can and eating shit" phase. I used to be jealous when people found out about bands I liked. Now I am glad, because it means that the band is getting recognition, and that I now have something else to talk about with that person.

  • Andrew S.||

    About 17 years ago when I was into wrestling, I went to an Extreme Championship Wrestling event in Philadelphia. One of the wrestlers there had signed with the WWF, and it was his last match in ECW before moving on. The fans were chanting "You sold out" at him. After the match, he grabbed the mic and said "Hell yeah I sold out. For $200 grand a year I sold out" (hey, in 1996 it was more money).

  • Zeb||

    Because pro wrestling is normally such a pure and authentic sport.

  • Virginian||

    Disney World visitor, grandson find loaded gun on ride

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....z2UmSh1IZt

    Dude, if you lose your gun, don't try to get it back. You'll lose your CCW and you might get charged with some bullshit crime.

  • ||

    Lista told authorities he didn't know Disney World patrons weren't allowed to bring guns. He said he thought the security checkpoint at the entrance to the Florida theme park was only so that guards could check bags for bombs or explosives. Patrons do not walk through metal detectors nor are they subject to patdowns.

    Disney World prohibits patrons from bringing weapons of any kind on its property.

    I wonder if Disney will ban him for life.

  • Andrew S.||

    Meh. I'd be fine with that. Private land owners should have a right to ban guns on their property.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    And I have the right to not go there.

  • Andrew S.||

    Also true. Ain't freedom grand?

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I fully agree, but there are even libertarians on this site that disagree.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I fully agree, but there are even self proclaimed libertarians on this site that disagree.

    If someone decides that a landowner shouldn't be allowed to set the rules, they aren't fucking libertarian. Private property rights are at the core of libertarianism, FFS.

  • Virginian||

    Private property rights are at the core of libertarianism, FFS.

    Yep. But concealed is concealed. If you lose your damn gun, let it go. Buy a new one. Because there is no way in hell you're just going to get it back with a smile and a handshake.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Need to ask you to leave before it's trespassing something something what they don't know won't hurt them something something.

  • Virginian||

    Yeah you shouldn't carry against a property owners wishes. But what I'm saying is, if you do lose your gun, don't try to get it back. Because you're going to get, at minimum, your CCW pulled.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I agree with that. I was responding to mlg.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    But what I'm saying is, if you do lose your gun, don't try to get it back.

    Agreed.

    That's just fucking retarded.

  • Virginian||

    He probably was carrying some kind of pocket pistol without a proper holster, and it slipped out.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    He probably was carrying some kind of pocket pistol without a proper holster, and it slipped out.

    That was my excuse. But the porn theater manager wasn't having it.

  • Ted S.||

    Disney World prohibits patrons from bringing weapons of any kind on its property.

    Of course, anything can be used as a weapon.

  • db||

    You used to be able to buy swords at Disneyworld.

  • Rich||

    Patrons do not walk through metal detectors nor are they subject to patdowns.

    Bet they do and are now.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    I doubt it. Disney isn't known as a pants shitting organization. They will look at the math and make a sound decision.

    Disney is not government.

  • gaijin||

    Disney is not government.

    Then why do they call it a KINGDOM!

  • ||

    Disney is not government.

    I don't know. I've been to Disney World and there are definitely more than two people there. QED, government.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Disney isn't, no. Disney World is.

  • Bee Tagger||

    President Obama is expected to nominate former Bush DOJ number two James Comey to head the FBI.

    So the FBI is being prepared to do things that the defense "Bush!" will be necessary?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...the leader of Boko Haram says the Nigerian government’s offensive against the Islamist extremist group is failing.

    He read it in an unsolicited email.

  • Rich||

    *Tim* is the leader of Boko Haram?!

  • WTF||

    Maybe he's a whiter shade of pale.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I ALREADY USED THAT JOKE BEFORE.

  • gaijin||

    oh, like all your jokes are original?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ask me what the most important thing in comedy is.

  • Slammer||

    What's the most important thing in comedy, Fist?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...

  • Rich||

    *** rolls eyes ***

    OK, wha

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    TIMING.

  • WTF||

    I know - that's the only reason I did it!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Well, you steal material you get the caps lock. Just ask Denis Leary.

  • Boba Fudd||

    BILL HICKS!?

  • Virginian||

    Woman charged with prostitution after calling police to complain of treatment by her pimp

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....z2UmStwiNf

    Mighty fine police work there Lou.

  • sarcasmic||

    Woman with knife fatally shot by deputy at Costco in Loudoun County


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....tid=pm_pop
    Nothing else happened.

  • WTF||

    Well, they did say SHE WAS COMING RIGHT AT THEM!

  • Virginian||

    Eh, if it happened the way they say, that's a good shoot.

    Of course, you can't really trust cops. Let's see if the store's cameras are mysteriously broken.

  • sarcasmic||

    It all depends on if the video contradicts the cops' story.

  • Virginian||

    Yep. If they release the video, good shoot. If the video is mysteriously missing or the camera malfunctioned, then we'll know it was a bad shoot.

  • sarcasmic||

    According to witnesses the deputies came in crouched with their hands on their pistols. They had already decided that they were going to kill someone.

  • Virginian||

    Uh if you get a call for a knife wielding crazy person, yeah you come in with your hand on your gun.

    Knives are no joke.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tueller_Drill

    Again, not taking the cops word for it. But if it happened the way they say it did, they did the right thing. A knife is every bit as lethal as a gun at close distances.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    This. Knives are serious. More serious than a gun in close quarters.

  • Virginian||

    I don't know about more. But they're definitely a lethal weapon at anything less than 25 feet.

  • Slammer||

  • sarcasmic||

    But if it happened the way they say it did, they did the right thing.

    We'll find out when the surveillance video is lost.

  • Ted S.||

    People of Costco. [/sigh]

  • Let Me Ride||

    Michael Bloomberg receives ricin-laced letter:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-20.....for-ricin/

    Florida outlaws texting-while-driving. BUT: (1) it's only a secondary offense and (2) it's still legal to text at a red light or in a traffic jam and (3) it's only a $30 fine.

    http://www.wlrn.org/post/new-f.....le-driving

    So... win?

  • DJF||

    It could have been worse, someone could send Bloomberg a 32oz Jolt cola. They would have had to evacuate the city.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    (1) it's only a secondary offense

    That will last all of 45 or so seconds, just like seatbelt violations.

  • Virginian||

    http://articles.washingtonpost.....ng-drivers

    Yeah ours became a primary last session. But, you can still make phone calls or use the GPS. So if a cop pulls you over, whip out that GPS.

  • Rasilio||

    "it's only a $30 fine."

    More importantly does it equal points on your license?

  • Lord Humungus||

    College Students Sign ‘Thank You’ Card To IRS
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/13607/

    “Yes – I’ll sign it – because I think it’s a fake scandal and it makes sense to prosecute the 501cs, or whatever it is,” said one male student as he signed the card, which was essentially a poster board with the words “Thank You IRS!” in bright, block lettering.

    “Oh sure!” said another male student as he added his signature. “I think this is pretty rad.”

    The card – which also included an image of President Obama giving a thumbs up and some balloons, was fake – although students who signed it did not realize it at the time. The card was created by Colorado conservative activist Caleb Bonham, a 2011 graduate of CU Fort Collins who was an active College Republican as an undergrad.
  • Bee Tagger||

    He said only two students declined to sign the card.

    Fearing an audit should a Republican win the presidency next, no doubt.

  • ||

    The card – which also included an image of President Obama giving a thumbs up and some balloons, was fake – although students who signed it did not realize it at the time. The card was created by Colorado conservative activist Caleb Bonham, a 2011 graduate of CU Fort Collins who was an active College Republican as an undergrad.

    So what's the big GOTCHA moment?

  • ||

    That people will blindly follow Obama to the point they have admiration for the IRS? I dunno, I'm reaching pretty far here. I have no clue what exactly this is supposed to shine a light on.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I think that people can't step outside their own politics to look at the bigger picture. It's pretty much why libertarianism will never catch on.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Since when does libertarianism require stepping outside politics to look at the bigger picture?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Since I say so.

  • WTF||

    That even Obama has said the IRS acted inexcusably in targeting conservative groups, but these idiots still think it's fine to use it to target political opponents?

    Just guessing.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    So what's the big GOTCHA moment?

    That college students are dumbfucks.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    That's not a gotcha, dude.

    That's common knowledge.

  • B.P.||

    There is no CU Fort Collins. It is CSU.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Where is Evan Mathis to pee on the card?

  • Andrew S.||

    There were people who were trying to report Mathis to the NFL Commissioner for that. A bunch of them were stalking him out on Twitter. Mathis retweeted all of them.

  • KDN||

    Yes – I’ll sign it – because I think it’s a fake scandal and it makes sense to prosecute the 501cs, or whatever it is.

    "I'm completely ignorant about the subject, but Obama's totally doing the right thing because conservatives are doodyheads."

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    So, let me get this straight, a bunch of self-important college ya-ya's who most likely pay nothing in taxes and are receiving subsidized low-interest loans form the federal government, have a positive view of the IRS?

    I'll listen to their opinions on this topic in about 20 years.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Look on the bright side, at least these dipshit striver poors will be bitching about how they can't pay their student loans within a couple years of graduation.

    Nuke universities today.

  • sarcasmic||

    Which Baldwin has the hotter daughter?
    Alec or Stephen?

  • ||

    Stephen's by a mile

  • ||

    +1 inch

  • Let Me Ride||

    Alec and it's not close.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Yep, Alec's.

  • ||

    Most certainly Alec's, considering his daughter has a MUCH better body, and doesn't have her uncle's face.

  • ||

    Alec's is dating a "professional stand-up paddle boarding Hawaiian" named "Slater Trout." GTFO.

  • Rich||

    Slater Trout

    Nice band name.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    It's an even better porn name.

  • Virginian||

    I'm Randy Magnum, local Emmy-winning cameraman and nationally ranked pro kite surfer.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Stephen.

  • prolefeed||

    Neither daughter is particularly hot. Stephen's daughter has a pretty face, but the anorexia is mighty off-putting -- I'd still give her the nod.

  • sarcasmic||

  • ||

    I'm not immediately turned off by the body, so if that puts me in the same boat as John, so be it.

    Even so, that girl's face looks like a mash up of Lena Dunham's face and a tractor, so I'm not sure how she got the modeling gig.

  • sarcasmic||

    She doesn't turn me off. But she doesn't turn me on either. Very meh.

  • WTF||

    She looks pretty much like the average American chubby girl. Not sure why she's model material.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    For me the problem isn't the body. Part of it's the makeup. Why do people love to put bright red lipstick on a redhead? It looks like crap.

  • prolefeed||

    Her body's OK -- not spectacular, but doable. But that face is double-bagger material.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    That chick is fugly.

  • Jordan||

    The body's not bad, but the face is very British.

  • ||

    I think those fems are sexy. There. I said it.

  • ||

    Hideous lingerie. She's not helping fuller-figured women by contributing to the idea that they all need to wear horrible full-coverage bras all the time.

  • Slammer||

    Isn't that Flo from Progressive?

  • Lord Humungus||

    Massachusetts auditor finds more than 1,000 dead people on welfare
    http://www.boston.com/metrodes.....story.html

    A state audit today found Massachusetts has handed out $18 million in “questionable public assistance benefits” over the past few years, including welfare to more than 1,160 people who were either dead or using a deceased person’s Social Security number.

    The report, which covered food stamps, cash, and other benefits to low-income families, estimated that recipients using a dead person’s Social Security number alone received at least $2.4 million in between July 2010 and April 2012. It also flagged another $15 million in suspicious transactions from electronic benefit cards during the two-and-a-half-year period the auditor reviewed.
  • DontShootMe||

    Nothing left to cut!

  • sarcasmic||

    Welfare officer arrested after 'offering women benefits in exchange for sex'


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....s-sex.html
    From the story it appears he's been doing this for a while.

  • ||

    Says here you didn't vote last year... well come on lady, you have to do something to get this level of benefits.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    From the story it appears he's been doing this for a while.

    How dare you implicate a selfless worker for the people in doing misdeeds?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the suspected Boston bomber, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by the FBI during an interview in his Florida apartment.

    The FBI is too classy to use drop guns.

  • sarcasmic||

    Locksmith installs shower and a camera and douses people peeing on the wall in the back alley of their shop


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....-shop.html

    The offenders were not just limited to men, as several women were also caught in the rain as they tried to relieve themselves.


    Classy.

  • robc||

    A neighborhood complained to a local bar about their patrons peeing in the streets so they (the bar) hired someone to walk around with a flashlight and tell people to stop that and move along. A friend of mine had the job for a while. He said it was almost exclusively women.

    Im guessing men were willing to put up with the bar bathroom.

  • Virginian||

    Or it takes women longer, thus giving them a wider window in which they can get caught.

  • RBS||

    I don't know, women in skirts seem to think they can pee anywhere.

  • ||

    Or it takes women longer in the bathroom, leaving women more desperate to pee outside. I don't know, I've never done this outside a bar. I have to say that does seem weird to me not to wait.

  • ||

    I desperately had to go one Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and there was no way to get into a place in time. So I cut down a side street off Bourbon, headed down two blocks, and found a shadowy alcove outside some door. I not so carefully looked around (we'd heard about an acquaintance getting his ass beat by the cops and thrown in the drunk tank the night before for public urination) and got to work.

    About ten seconds in a flashlight came on behind me and I heard "zip it up, son." I turned around to meet the gimlet stare of your generic NOPD, white, pudgy, waiting for the Dukes of Hazzard remake to become famous.

    "Son, where are you from?"

    Houston, Texas, officer.

    "If I was in Houston, Texas, how would you like it if I pissed on your doorstep?"

    I guess I wouldn't like it very much, officer.

    "Then why are you pissing on my city's doorstep?"

    [five second pause] I guess I'm just an asshole, officer.

    [five second pause] "Get the fuck out of here."

    I've found disarming honestly a surprisingly fruitful strategy with the cops both before and since then. White privilege!!

  • ||

    Also, women's bathrooms fill up more quickly than men's (one cubicle per user vs standing room at a trough)

  • ||

    And in a Bourbon Street bar on Mardi Gras, one guy per sink.

  • ||

    vs standing room at a trough

    How are you so well versed in the ways of men's rooms?

  • robc||

    Apparently mens rooms from the 1980s.

    Trough sightings are rare these days.

  • ||

    How many men's rooms in Australia have you cruised lately?

    Don't answer that.

  • ||

    my knowledge is not from the 80s but much later. But Australia is a bit slow to adapt to newfangled urination technology. Perhaps our menfolk wanted to play piss games as long as possible

  • robc||

    Probably some deadly penis-eating snake that requires two streams to fight off.

    Seems par for the course for Australia.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Probably some deadly penis-eating snake that requires two streams to fight off.

    Seems par for the course for Australia.

    I love HnR.

    That robc is a fellow Kentuckian is bonus.

  • Coeus||

    Probably some deadly penis-eating snake that requires two streams to fight off.

    Just make sure they don't cross.

  • KDN||

    Trough sightings are rare these days.

    Not in New Orleans. They even have them at the Superdome and it's a actually a better system when you have crowds if only because everyone wants to get the hell out of there a bit quicker.

  • Coeus||

    Probably brutal on the piss shy, though.

  • sarcasmic||

    Star Wars star Mark Hamill searches through a public ashtray for used cigarette butts... which he smokes in his luxury BMW


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....y-BMW.html
    Seriously? Can't afford a pack of smokes?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They can't put this guy in the new Star Wars. Not looking like that.

  • DJF||

    Maybe as one of the aliens in a bar scene?

  • Drake||

    He's starting to look like Yoda.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I thought you were going to say Jabba.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    He'd have to lose 50 pounds. At least.

  • Restoras||

    Well they are expensive these days...

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Well they are expensive tax to hell these days...

    FIFY.

    The government makes far more money off of each pack sold than does the manufacturer.

  • ||

    What's the disabled parking tag for?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Prosthetic hand.

  • ||

    oh man, now that was a good one! I'd normally laugh and move on, but well done, Fist.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Finally, I get me some accolades.

  • ||

    I think most of prefer your work under the ProL handle.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Everyone is my sockpuppet but you.

    YOUR MIND = BLOWN.

  • ||

    That already happened when I realized you were Epi's mom.

  • ||

    I AM FISTICUS!

  • ||

    I thought I recognized you in that video. Do you know how I get rid of all this spyware?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Hey, now!

  • Fluffy||

    I salute you for this.

    This was awesome.

  • Restoras||

    his face?

  • DJF||

    He hasn’t had a decent role in a movie in years, if that is not considered to be disabled in Hollywood, I don’t what is.

  • Virginian||

    Doesn't he get royalties from Star Wars? Or do movies not work that way?

    He's also been the voice of the Joker in the animated stuff for like two decades now.

  • ||

    Yep, I may have to dust off Arkham City this weekend. Some quality button mashing fun right there.

    They probably pay him too much to be the voice of the Joker. You'd never know it was him unless someone told you and anyone could deliver those corny lines.

  • Ruckus||

    And a ton of other voice acting work.

    No idea what the income is from all of that + SW royalties, but I'd guess he's doing alright.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    No idea what the income is from all of that + SW royalties, but I'd guess he's doing alright.

    He obviously makes enough to eat well.

  • ||

    He hasn’t had a decent role in a movie in years

    It depends how you define role. He's been a prominent voice actor for years now.

  • ||

    What's the disabled parking tag for?

    For parking in the disabled parking spaces.

  • thom||

    That guy looks like hell. If I met that guy I would never make the connection that he is Mark Hamill, and I've seen Star Wars many, many times.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Getting your face ripped off in a car accident will do that to you. Not surprisingly the reconstruction tends to end up looking quite different.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    I've seen people do that when they're trying to quit. Actually buying cigarettes means you give up, you lose, it's over.* So when they lose that day's battle with addiction they'll take the cigarettes from wherever they can get them rather than buy them.

    * Yes, you would think that would also apply to smoking used cigs out of the trash bin, but that's the mind of an addict for you...

  • Virginian||

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    In defense of the guy at the first link, hot by FSU standards is something you always want to have around, no matter what political affiliation.

  • ||

    Seriously. Once women (as a whole or on a larger scale) embrace the fact that their looks can be one of their biggest assets they will crush men across the board.

    But for now, men are still safe because women want to be known for their minds first and their looks second. Hehehe stupid feminists. ;)

  • ||

    Once women (as a whole or on a larger scale) embrace the fact that their looks can be one of their biggest assets they will crush men across the board.

    The fat acceptance movement must love you

  • Lord Humungus||

    Weiner now top mayoral choice among male Democratic voters: poll
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new.....-1.1357005

  • ||

    This is only pointing out the obvious, but change the party ID to an R and you'd have an insatiable media meme about how this validates that republicans hate women.

  • ||

    ding! Give that man a cigar.

  • ||

    Joya de Nicaragua, please. I'm feeling spicy.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    change the party ID to an R and you'd have an insatiable media meme about how this validates that republicans hate women.

    Which would make him even more popular with R voters.

  • Virginian||

    http://www.boston.com/news/loc.....story.html

    So who is dumber here, the girl or the guy?

  • ||

    Fake kidnapping, eh, I've heard of it happening before. Did he duct tape her whole face or did she have a heart attack? Wish they had given more on the COD.

    It all seemed pretty harmless and things went bad. The creepiest part to me is that he is 20 years old and doing this to a 15 year old to try and impress her. Do I assume small town loser?

  • ||

    It all seemed pretty harmless

    Depriving someone of their freedom is "pretty harmless"? This is a libertarian site, right?

  • ||

    Ok, harmless was a poor choice of words, but I intended more to say its not unheard of for high schoolers to pull a stunt like this from time to time as a prank.

    He was college aged though, so that makes it creepy.

  • Andrew S.||

    I've heard of high schoolers doing this kind of thing, but that's usually grabbing somebody, throwing them in the car, and then a minute later laughing about it.

    This was real kidnapping. The "it was just a joke!" seems like a desperate attempt to try and deflect blame after the fact.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Fake kidnapping? Seems to me unless she was in on it, the kidnapping was real.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Agree. Nothing fake about it.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    So do we ban duct tape or marijuana now?

  • gaijin||

    Both! Just to be safe.

  • ||

    Dube’s attorney, Stephen Smith, did not immediately return a phone call left at his office Wednesday evening.

    I know who the real kidnapper is!

  • ||

    Man threatens to blow up government building sign over misspelt word, blames bomb failure in part on the bomb's downloaded directions, which, he said, also contained misspellings

    Bones points: the sign was for the Teacher Standards an [sic] Practices Commission

    http://gawker.com/man-threaten.....-510411499

  • Cdr Lytton||

    No mention of the pressure cooker used as the fake bomb? ifh, I am disappoint.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Quinnipiac Sees Obama’s Approval Take a Sudden Tumble
    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/inst.....aseID=1899

    The president’s biggest drop is among independent voters, who give him a negative 37 – 57 percent score, compared to a negative 42 – 48 percent May 1. He gets a negative 9 – 86 percent from Republicans and a positive 87 – 8 percent from Democrats, both virtually unchanged. Women approve 49 – 45 percent while men give a negative 40 – 54 percent score.

    Americans are divided 49 – 47 percent on whether Obama is honest and trustworthy, down from 58 – 37 percent, the last time Quinnipiac University asked the question September 1, 2011.
  • sarcasmic||

    Bikini model looks hot in a bikini. Imagine that.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....evine.html

  • Rich||

    Hey, whatever happened to Lobster Girl?

  • DJF||

    She is organizing the Libertarian Revolution which will sweep the State aside and bring freedom to all.

  • WTF||

    Here you go.

  • gaijin||

    "...the body that landed her Adam Levine...'

    Like she got lucky or something. wtf?

  • Juice||

    What's with her skin? Looks like a mannequin.

  • Lord Humungus||

    Bing: Detroit EM Using Bankruptcy Threat As ‘Leverage’
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/20.....-leverage/

    “When they were in neighborhoods and the community, people felt a little safer,” he said. “But now with more than 50 percent of them no longer living in the city, not only don’t people feel safe anymore, but you also lose the tax benefits that you were getting.”

    Bing said he thinks it would make sense pass a law that mandates that new employees of the city remain residents of the city of a period of seven years.
  • Ted S.||

    Watch the unions take this to court.

  • Rich||

  • Gbob||

    It'll work great. If you have a (D) after your name, the media will absolve you of all sins as long as you give a speech denouncing the very things you do every day.

  • ||

    bad cop says he should keep his job because given the amount of training, his experience and the resources which had already been invested in him, it would be "in the interests of the community"

    http://www.news.com.au/nationa.....z2UmUGeO00

  • The Late P Brooks||

    From sarcasmic's link:

    One law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said Wednesday that Todashev lunged at the agent and overturned a table. But the official said Todashev did not have a gun or a knife. A second official also said Todashev was unarmed.

    An official said that according to one account of the shooting, the other law enforcement officials had just stepped out of the room, leaving the FBI agent alone with Todashev, when the confrontation occurred.

    How... unsurprising.

  • Ted S.||

    From sarcasmic's link:

    This is the problem with your stubborn refusal to go along with threading. Sarca Smic posts so many links that we have to scroll up and figure out which one. :-)

  • ||

    Maybe it was from the sarcasmic link directly below P Brooks' comment? Has the afterlife graced P Brooks with clairvoyance?

  • sarcasmic||

    Former Bin Laden Bodyguard Claims Terror Leader Blew Himself Up During Raid


    http://washington.cbslocal.com.....ring-raid/

    Abdel Fattah – the former of Egyptian Islamic Jihad — said that bin Laden “wore an explosive belt for the last 10 years of his life.”
  • ||

    how very fashion forward of him

  • Lord Humungus||

    that must have made showering difficult

  • Rich||

    RACIST!

  • T||

    No, that's not racist. This is racist: He was an Arab. I doubt showering was an issue.

    See the difference?

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Are Arabs a race or ethnicity?

  • Rich||

    But some people may have been offended by LH's comment.

    See the difference?

  • VG Zaytsev||

    What makes you think he showered?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Fannie Mae common crushed as work on bill to dissolve the GSE's emerges (Obama has signaled that he will support such a bill)

    http://www.valuewalk.com/2013/.....ares-tank/

  • Rich||

  • mad libertarian guy||

    with a sigh, with a sigh

    Some would argue that Soen sounds too much like Tool. And while they have obviously been influenced by Maynard and crew, Soen is definitely its own band with its own trademarks. A project with former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez and the legendary bassist (perhaps the best in all of metal) Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Sadus, and many more), Soen mixes a tribal element in with their metal. Progressive to the core, metal in its soul, Cognitive, Soen's debut album which has great range from highly technical passages in odd times to slow ballads. "Delenda" has a little bit of everything.

    Enjoy!

  • Ted S.||

    Nordic, but not metal. Definitely not metal.

  • Aloysious||

    ok... this is weird. I'm liking both of these this morning. Thanks, MLG & T.S.

  • Slammer||

  • Rasilio||

    You left the last half of the title off, it should have been...

    "Weiner looking for interns looking for weiner"

  • ||

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/a.....sange.html
  • ||

  • Mickey Rat||

    Julian Assange is what he always was, and a Wikileaks staffer realizes he was a useful idiot but does not take it as a clue to stop being an idiot.

  • ||

    I thought that FBI shooting sounded very fishy. Sad thing is, no one will ever hear or care about this. These A.M. links are probably the last we'll ever see of the story, and most people will probably be blissfully unaware that this ever occurred.

  • Andrew S.||

    Or even if they know, they'll say the guy deserved it.

  • Coeus||

    My totally unfounded scenario runs like this:

    Keeping it real went wrong. This guy has killed brutally before. FBI agent tried to intimidate him, neither backed down, and it resulted in FBI dude pulling his gun.

  • Tejicano||

    Lots of people from rougher parts of the world realize that a handgun is generally no where nearly as effective a weapon as the movies make them out to be. People can often survive being shot multiple times with a handgun. So a guy from africa, east europe, or the middle east might just rush a single individual armed only with a handgun.

    OTOH - FBI agents a much better trained to shoot for a quick kill than the average person. So there quite possibly was a lethal disparity of viewpoints here. Kid thinks he has a chance in jumping the agent while agent believes his being armed and trained will keep the kid in check.

  • Coeus||

    Tyler Perry hates black women.

    The fact that Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire, along with their remixes (Bad) Baby Mama, Golddigger, Freak and Hood Bitch showed up in under 15 mins is surely a new world record.

    Got it. Stereotypes bad.

    5.) Tyler Perry is dangerous. He has made Black women mistake hate for love. When his heavy-handedness is still not enough to chastise and discipline us for being independent, driven, and sex-positive, he will resort to straight up distortions of history, and assume that his working class audience will miss the sleight-of-hand. Case en point: that rape scene!
    Because of course history is replete with poor Black women raping rich white men. Not.


    And the fact that he would traffic in such an utter fiction — a fiction that is the very basis for centuries of brutality against Black women on the grounds that they are by nature un-rapeable, a fiction that drove the creation of the culture of dissemblance and the politics of respectability — makes his cultural production not merely bad but despicable.

    So Tyler Perry hates black women because he uses stereotypes. And also because he doesn't.

    Now don't you feel enlightened?

  • gaijin||

    This is why humanity reproduces one generation at a time...so this type of crap can be washed away in a few generations' time. At least, I hope.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    This is the problem with your stubborn refusal to go along with threading.

    BAH!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I had to explain to Thane last night that it was a principled stand you are making, and not a bizarre analog to Sugarfreeing.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes, I, too, stand with P Brooks' defiant defiance. He's a symbol of our lost freedoms.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    He gives me hope in my struggle for alt-text.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Stand strong, comrade! I, too, have a dream. A dream where I can host my own blog within this comments section. Like highnumber before me, but with scripting and full metal HTML powers.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I imagine a day when a man is judged by the color of his text, not by the content of his commenting. A day when on the read threads of Reason the sons of former trolls and the sons of former regulars will be able to sit down together at the table of blinking text.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Blinking asynchronously?

  • Virginian||

  • Virginian||

    http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/l.....wner-upset

    Pony poops in liquor store, owner upset.

  • Ted S.||

    I didn't read the article. What was the pony doing in the store in the first place?

  • Virginian||

    Click on the link, watch the video.

  • NeonCat||

    Looking for a pony keg, duh.

  • Brett L||

    Winner!

  • Matrix||

    At first I read that as "Tony poops in liquor store"... lol

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Pfaugh, that's strictly dog bites man.

    Man bites dog would be "Pony poops in liquor store, owner *not* upset."

  • The Late P Brooks||

    At least I didn't link to one of those four page Christian Science Monitor stories with two paragraphs per page.

  • Virginian||

    http://www.therazor.org/?p=6116

    Tech fetishism leads to enormous wastes of money.

  • Rich||

    [Would patients] rather pay an extra $4 a visit to have the undivided attention of their doctor for 15 minutes instead of watching him divide his attention between them and his computer?

    Make it an extra $40. The government's picking up the tab.

  • Bobarian||

    It's a $4 co-pay. Anything else charged is free, right?

  • Virginian||

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/05.....bums-rush/

    Some animals are more equal then others.

  • SugarFree||

    The New Feminist Man, the project to build the perfect self-policing male has its first major success story.

    I’m a stay-at-home dad to twin 4-year-old girls who are already smarter than me, and my wife is a brilliant doctor who kicks ass and saves lives every day. I grew up with big sisters and a mom whose authority was unbreachable. I celebrate every inroad that women make into business, technology, science, politics, comedy, you name it, and I get angry about “slut-shaming” or “stereotype threat” or whatever is the affront du jour. And yet, in the caveman recesses of my imagination, I objectify women in ways that make Hooters look like a breakout session at a NOW conference.
  • Virginian||

    What an enormous pussy. I mean seriously, how do you get to that point.

    I bet his wife is getting railed out in the supply closet by one of her coworkers.

  • John||

    Beat me to it. No way does more than a very small group of women actually want a husband like that. And the few that do probably deep down want a woman and will end up leaving him for one. What is the point of a guy like this? He brings none of the advantages of either sex to a relationship.

  • WTF||

    Could this be a case of Poe's Law?

  • John||

    I don't understand how someone could debase themselves like that. I would have more respect for him if he moved in with a mistress who made him wear a dog collar and sleep on the floor. At least that is getting him kinky sex out of the deal. I bet this guy is lucky to get laid more than twice a month and it is just a matter of time before his kick ass doctor wife starts screwing one of her colleagues because she naturally wants to be with a man who is at least her equal and probably her better. How do you allow yourself to be brainwashed like that?

  • sarcasmic||

    He probably jerks off three times a day.

  • John||

    And worse, feels guilty about doing so because he objectifies women when he does.

  • ||

    Just kidding! He jerks off to pictures of his wife so it's okay.

  • SugarFree||

    Any picture of a woman, even if it isn't sexual, is turning her into a object. He probably tried fucking the toaster, but decided "slot" wasn't a term he could support using.

  • gaijin||

    He probably jerks off three times a day.

    so, who doesn't? [Besides me of course!]

  • Coeus||

    Dabbler.

  • RBS||

    This guy is an embarrassment to stay at home dads everywhere.

  • John||

    Yeah. It is tough to be a stay at home dad and keep your masculinity and self respect. Good for those who can do it. This guy is just a disgrace.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    It is tough to be a stay at home dad and keep your masculinity and self respect get some semblance of respect from others.

    I have no problem with self respect. It's getting the fuckers at the grocery store to stop acting surprised that my 2 boys are well fed, healthy, and smart that's the issue.

    Combine that with living in a small town where Real Men™ bring home the bacon while their wives act as fucking baby factories and you have a recipe for being the recipient of a lot of bullshit.

  • RBS||

    Combine that with living in a small town where Real Men™ bring home the bacon while their wives act as fucking baby factories and you have a recipe for being the recipient of a lot of bullshit.

    This is pretty annoying.

  • John||

    Fuck respect from others. If you do a good job and enjoy what you are doing, that is good enough.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Fuck respect from others. If you do a good job and enjoy what you are doing, that is good enough.

    Absolutely.

    Fuck them. I don't need them for my own self respect. I'm a stay-at-home dad because my wife and I decided that it was what is best for us. She speaks 5 languages and her job prospects are better than mine (I'd be willing to bet she's the only person in all of Central KY who speaks 5 languages fluently, and perhaps the whole state - if we wanted to move to a place like DC or NYC, she could likely bank the big cash, but we love country living too much). It was that simple for us, and I'm sure as fuck not going to work just to maintain some bullshit notion of manhood and actively put our family at a financial disadvantage for it.

    But I have to admit that taking shit on a near daily basis grates on a person. It really can put one in a mood to actually tell those others to go fuck themselves.

    The bullshit spewed is never a direct insult. It's almost always some sort of backhanded compliment. "Your boys are so cute. AND their polite too!"

    Yes, bitch, my boys are polite. Because I fucking make sure that they are, not because they simply stumbled on it despite my efforts.

  • John||

    MLG,

    We could never admit that maybe kids are better behaved and more polite with their father around. Never. Never entertain the idea that women are not the end all be all in raising children. That would be sexist.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    We could never admit that maybe kids are better behaved and more polite with their father around. Never.

    "You could be the baddest momma on earth, ain't nothing more powerful you can say than, 'I'm gonna tell your daddy.'"--Chris Rock

  • Bobarian||

    ^^This

    The only respect that matters is self respect.

  • ||

    "I have erotic thoughts about random women I pass on the street. How can I stop that?"

    And I have them about random men. Relax and enjoy it, dude

  • John||

    Maybe he should try having them about random men. It doesn't look like heterosexuality has worked out very well for him.

  • Rich||

    Or random *animals*.

    But there's no *time*, man!

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I get angry about “slut-shaming"

    Why is this even a feminist thing? Having an opinion on how many people someone (regardless of gender) should screw is wrong?

  • sarcasmic||

    It might be the double-standard where the guy who sleeps around is a stud and the woman who does the same thing is a slut.

    Personally I consider them both the be sluts, but I guess he went the other way.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    So it's basically because they are projecting their own double standard?

  • John||

    It is worse than that. In the feminists' view, women should be able to wear clothing that shows their bodies but men are not supposed to ever notice or look unless they magically know that the woman wants them to.

  • SugarFree||

    An no man can have an opinion about a woman's sexual history or sexual choices.

  • John||

    Women of course are free to shame men who have sex with women they don't love.

  • sarcasmic||

    My wife likes to wear skin tight jeans and tank tops, then she wonders why guys skeeze on her. In her case it's because she's hot but has a low self esteem, not because she's a feminist.

  • John||

    I don't understand why parents don't explain the ways of the world to their daughters. I see high school girls all of the time who innocently wear outfits that are way too old for them. I just want to pull them aside and tell them "you do realize that when you wear that skirt every straight man from age 12 to 90 is going to stair at your ass out of instinct?"

  • RBS||

    Probably because there mother's are trying to live through the daughters, like the moms who shop at Forever 21 and the dads are like that pussy from the article.

  • John||

    Yeah, women in their 30s have to dress sexy. Girls in their teens drip sexuality. It just flows from them. They don't need to dress sexy. They need to dress conservatively to tone down what they have.

  • sarcasmic||

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I have no idea who that is, but I'm pretty sure she's going to get me arrested.

  • John||

    Yup sarcasmic. That girl doesn't have to dress sexy. You could put her in a burka and she would look sexy.

  • sarcasmic||

    You could put her in a burka and she would look sexy.

    Yep.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs.....l-L-A.html

  • Auric Demonocles||

    God I hope I never run into her (or an analogous girl) near a bar.

  • robc||

    There was some random party game which presented hypotheticals and you had to guess how people would answer or something (details and name forgotten). Looking at some of the cards, some female friends of mine mentioned how some of them were really tough, and showed me one, and they were stunned when I said that one was obvious.

    If you could be invisible, what would you do?

    To prove me point, I surveyed a bunch of men (aged 25-40) and literally 9 out of 10 answered the thematically same answer.

    And all the women seemed stunned by this answer.

    This "guy" would answer the same way if honest, then feel bad about it.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Let me guess, they all said they would use the power of invisibility to shoplift high dollar shoes.

  • robc||

    Something like that, the women were all over the place. Men were consistent and obvious in their answer.

  • John||

    Robc,

    It is funny how so many women just don't understand men. They think men are unemotional about sex. And that is not really true. Men get a lot of their self worth and self image from sex. A lot of women don't understand that. That is why a lot of marriages fail. The woman thinks having sex with her husband when she feels like it is enough. Meanwhile the man view sex and his wife's willingness to do a lot of it and in ways he likes as a reflection of his self worth and value as a husband. Eventually, if the guy is worth having, some women who does understand men comes alone, gives him what he wants and makes him feel valuable, and steals him. And the woman whom he leaves never understands why. She thinks it is all his fault because men are just pigs who want sex.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    My recent breakup was largely about this, and it took her a really long time to understand that "I don't want to have sex" feels the same as "I don't want you".

  • ant1sthenes||

    I'm pretty sure a lot of women are the same, bro. Like, if for some reason their husband isn't really into them (due to stress, illness, them getting fat/old, he's getting some on the side, etc.), they tend to take it as a personal insult. Which a lot of times it is, but still.

  • Tejicano||

    This is the reason why I think all women should have to spend a month on some sort of female viagra just to know what the average, healthy male lives through.

    Telling a man she doesn't want to have sex is bad enough. Doing it in a framework which prevents him from doing it with anybody else it pure torture.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Pics or it didn't happen

  • Slammer||

    A man can look if the woman enthusiastically consents, as long as she's not manipulated into doing so..I think

  • mad libertarian guy||

    It is worse than that. In the feminists' view, women should be able to wear clothing that shows their bodies but men are not supposed to ever notice or look unless they magically know that the woman wants them to.

    She's fucking wearing it in public = she wants men to look. It's that fucking simple.

  • RBS||

    But only men she finds attractive or non threatening.

  • Rasilio||

    I get angry about slut shaming too. Not because I don't think they are sluts but rather because I think we should be celebrating sluts, the world could use more of them rather than the uptight prissy bitches who use sex as a weapon.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    I’m a stay-at-home dad to twin 4-year-old girls who are already smarter than me...

    Former public school administrator or gender studies professor?

  • SugarFree||

    His Ye Olde Pennyfarthing Shopppe and Fedora Emporium closed after only a month. Which is fine. He always wanted to be a writer, the fall-back job for people with no talent but all the right connections.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    twin 4-year-old girls who are already smarter than me

    'Nuff said

  • Brett L||

    Just wait until they're fucking their anti-dad at age 14. Some 20 year-old knuckle dragger is going to be thanking God this guy was such a pushover.

  • Bobarian||

    Twins have huge potential earning power in the stripper and prostitution world...

  • Zeb||

    Being a stay at home dad is great if that is what makes sense for your family. And being glad that women are more equal in society than they used to be is also good. But you don't have to be a giant pussy to be or do those things.

    I found it particularly funny that he gets angry about "whatever is the affront du jour". He's basically given up on thinking, I guess.

  • WTF||

    I think that line may be the tip off that the whole thing is satire. But Slate of course takes it seriously.

  • Zeb||

    It's so hard to tell these days.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    I asked the often controversial feminist writer, Hugo Schwyzer, who teaches history and gender studies at Pasadena City College, if he knew of any research that had been done on how to avoid being "plagued by intrusive sexual thoughts."

    There's your mistake right there.

  • Zeb||

    The guy just needs to cut his balls off and be done with it.

  • Brett L||

    Or maybe enact a failed murder-suicide with his wife like ol' Hugo.

  • seguin||

    I hear graham crackers and cornflakes take the edge off.

  • ||

    as if a never-ending porn movie has been playing in my subconscious for the last 30 years, and any lull in cognitive demands, or interaction with a woman who is perfect for a cameo in it—the woman walking her dog past my house, the neighbor’s nanny, the Valkyrie on the elliptical trainer at the gym—rotates the film to the main screen. In 3-D.

    This all sounds...pretty fun actually.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, having a vivid and rich fantasy life doesn't sound so bad.

  • RBS||

    Holy shit, his fucking blog is called BETA DAD.

  • ||

    Oh. Ma. God.

    I did scour the SAA website for coping resources that might translate into good practices for the person who is pretty sure he’s not a sex addict. I found one good tip there: The Three Second Rule is described as “a tool we use for dealing with visual stimulation or addictive fantasy.” “As we go through life,” the text explains, “we are not in control of what thoughts pop into our minds. However, we make a distinction between that experience and the practice of indulging in addictive fantasy.” So, if a “triggering image or thought” lingers for more than three seconds, practitioners of this rule must “turn the behavior over to our Higher Power and ask for help as quickly as we can.” ...I needed a face for my Higher Power, which for me is the nebulous ideal of gender equity. So I chose the image of my intro to women’s studies professor from college.

    Ha! Ha! Barf!

    Next I decided to consult Christian literature, which proved especially abundant if I added “lust” as a search term. ...but when it came to dealing with the fundamental problems (“sin” and “lust”) the answer was always “Jesus” which was not very helpful to me. But there was one excellent piece of advice I found hiding among the prayers: When you catch yourself objectifying women, think about your daughters, sisters, and mothers.

    And he didn't realize he was just supposed to sub in his college prof for Jesus?!?

  • Coeus||

    When you catch yourself objectifying women, think about your daughters, sisters, and mothers.

    He's gonna be surfing for incest porn in less than 3 months.

  • SugarFree||

    He's on to something. Nothing kills a sexual fantasy dead faster than the scowling face of a women's studies professor.

    I eagerly await the article he writes after he embraces Skoptsy.

  • AuH20||

    What a fucking pussy. Seriously, one of his male friends needs to call him up and go, "Buddy, I just read your article in Slate. Knock it the fuck off."

    But now I'm also pissed because some douchenozzle in the comments had to bring up how this guy must like pegging. Seriously, I swear to fucking god, one of these days I am violating the NAP and putting my fist in someone's face over that shit. Its a fucking retarded view of masculinity that how you like to have sex determines your maleness or lack thereof.

  • Brett L||

    I mean, if you're into that, we're cool with it as long as everyone is able to consent and does so.

  • Gbob||

    The nice thing about "Uncle Tims" is that they are harmless creatures, more to be pitied then worried about. Even the most strident feminist see them for what they are.

    What concerns me is that the feminists have produced a factory for creating them in our school system. My son is twelve and has never been in a fight. Talking with him, he doesn't even know any kid who has been in a fight. He's a good, smart, strong kid, but if your character isn't tempered in school then when will it be?

  • Mickey Rat||

    Apparently he aspires to be a male anglerfish.

    "When he finds a female, he bites into her skin, and releases an enzyme that digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood-vessel level.[9] The male becomes dependent on the female host for survival, receiving nutrients via their shared circulatory system, and provides sperm to the female in return."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish

  • Virginian||

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.co.....-fec-case/

    During the final weeks of the campaign Salvi loaned himself over a million dollars to buy ads in the Chicago media market. This in turn prompted the Democrat party’s campaign arms to file complaints with the FEC and in kind the FEC, specifically Lois Lerner, filed charges against Al Salvi.

    That is when Mr. Salvi contends Lois Lerner made him the following offer, “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”

    Al Salvi refused that offer and would fight the FEC complaint against him for several more years before a Judge tossed out the complaint.

    This woman should be tried for treason.

  • Matrix||

  • John||

    I saw that story. Shows how debased our culture is. In a more civilized time she would be ashamed that her husband was a thief.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Nunya Dambinness • 10 days ago −

    Your husband was a piece of sh!t.

    If you want to be compensated for his loss, I'll happily take a steaming dump in your bed to replace him
  • Zeb||

    Seriously. In my world, a judge would tell that woman and her lawyer to get fucked.

  • From the Tundra||

  • John||

    I am. My wife is from Boston and one of her best friends is from Pittsburgh and a die hard Pens fan. We are going to try to get together with her and her husband for at least one game. The two husbands are both Caps fans and will be rooting for injuries and good fights.

  • From the Tundra||

    Maybe your Caps need a new coach?

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=672443

  • John||

    I don't know hockey well enough to judge. But I always like Torterella in his interviews.

  • Andrew S.||

    I'm rooting for the arena to collapse in the Pens-Bruins series. I'll be rooting for whoever wins the west to win the Cup.

  • John||

    The arena collapsing is a good one, although I doubt my friend's husband's happiness would last very long as he had to deal with his inconsolable wife over the death of little Sidney Crosby.

  • robc||

    Maybe they should invite the Fairbanks bear to the game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5YjPteCPLo

  • Raston Bot||

    I'm rooting for rink-wide dysentery. I will settle for giardia.

  • KDN||

    Detroit surprised me this series, I figured Chicago would take them to the woodshed but they took them to the limit.

    These finals are probably the best outcome as far as matchups go. I'd have preferred to see SJ instead of LA, but I think we're in for two long and brutal series.

    And I'm skunking the Hawks; my bandwagon picks always seem to crash out. This season is just a never ending cascade of disappointment. On that note I fully expect the Devils to pick Tie Domi's kid at the draft.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Of course. If I could have found 2 seats together I'd be going to the ECF, despite the $200 a seat price.

  • Gbob||

    Hell, yeah. That Chicago/Detroit series was nuts. The crazy ending couldn't have been scripted any better.

    Not a fan of the Pens or the Kings, so I even have people to root against.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    What was the pony doing in the store in the first place?

    That's what the bartender asked.

    I forget what the rabbi said.

  • Rich||

    What was the pony doing in the store in the first place?

    Some guy with a flashlight ran him out of the alley.

  • Matrix||

    Palmer boy was 3rd Mass. student in 4 months to be targetted with zero tolerance policy

    Because a Lego piece in the shape of an imaginary gun is dangerous.

    Better learn your lesson early, kiddo... the state will beat you down and hold your face in the mud until you surrender your entire will to it.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    You should learn you listen to check Reason's posts from the previous afternoon before posting.

  • sarcasmic||

    Afternoon? I put that into yesterday's Morning Fails. Sheesh.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    It's easier to read all Reason posts than all your AM Links Daily Mail links.

  • Matrix||

    Today is the first day I could access Reason in a couple of days.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    whatever is the affront du jour.

    Blind pig trips over truffle, ambles off.

  • Slammer||

  • John||

    That story is amazing not just because of how fat the guy is but also because his coworkers hate him enough to snap those pictures and give them to the media.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Those workers are showing their thin privilege.

  • Drake||

    Or is it conscious-privilege?

  • seguin||

    They're white heterosexuals. If we can't find some kind of privilege to shame them with, then we aren't doing it right.

  • MJGreen||

    I'd say it's ableist privilege, but they're union workers, so...

  • ||

    Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Rebooted

    http://news.sky.com/story/1096.....sus-reborn

  • Rich||

    "my suggestion is, even if you don't believe I am Jesus, at least learn how to love."

    Now, *that's* a dangerous kook.

  • tarran||

    He is saying that people should be nice to each other?!?

    We need to nail him to a tree... urgently!

  • gaijin||

    We need to nail him to a tree.

    to the tree of woe.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    We need to nail him to a tree... urgently!

    We can turn Tulpa's cross into a duplex. I'm sure he'd enjoy the company.

  • tarran||

    First of all, it's Tulva; out Tulane grad lives in VA, not PA anymore.

    Secondly, nobody else is worthy of Tulva's cross.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    If you could be invisible, what would you do?

    To prove me point, I surveyed a bunch of men (aged 25-40) and literally 9 out of 10 answered the thematically same answer.

    Spy on the lady pirates' shower room?

  • Zeb||

    I've seen storied about people asked that question before. I think most men would use it to see naked women and most women woudl use it to steal expensive clothes.

  • robc||

    I thought that was more Popeye than Pirate.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Tulane grad lives in VA, not PA anymore.

    Don't pester me with your facts!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I think most men would use it to see naked women

    I might swing by the bank, first.

  • robc||

    You are the 1 out of 10.

  • RBS||

    If oyu think about it, with enough money you can pretty much see as many naked chicks as you want doing any number of thing.

  • robc||

    But if you are paying them, you dont get the thrill of voyeurism.

  • RBS||

    Who says you have to pay them, maybe you buy a gym and install some cameras.

  • seguin||

    Voyeurism is overrated. Why settle for women getting naked in front of you for normal reasons, instead of women getting naked solely for your entertainment?

  • John||

    The only problem with stealing is I would want to do it in a way that doesn't get some poor clerk or security guard fired. If you were invisible money would just disappear. And that might cause some poor bastard to be blamed for it even though he did nothing wrong.

  • Virginian||

    If I was invisible, I'd steal from the government.

  • tarran||

    I'd head over to the white house and raid Obama's stash!

  • John||

    I would totally steal from the government. But I wouldn't want my stealing to get some poor bastard who is just trying to pay his bills fired.

  • tarran||

    Anybody who draws a paycheck from the government totally deserves getting fucked over. ;)

  • seguin||

    I would definitely poop on some cop cars. And then steal from the DMV. And then piss on the Mayor's big mac.

  • theamishcountry||

    Wouldn't your poop be invisible? If not, couldn't you see the poop still inside you?

    Or is this like an invisibility cloak thing?

    So many questions...

  • RBS||

    Just swing by the B.E.P.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    You are the 1 out of 10.

    That's what SHE said.

  • Brett L||

    So the gf bought one of those drugstore gender determination tests. Because I was scoffing at her for having "dreams" of the bastard's sex. If the baby turns out to be a boy (which both her dreams and the "test" agree on) via ultrasound, I will never be able to convince her about the superiority of probabilities over feelings.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The might power of predicting a binary probability! Tomorrow, it may rain! Fear me!

  • Brett L||

    I love her, but she's just not built for logic. That's okay, I'm good with her having financial discipline instead.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Financial discipline is only logical.

  • Brett L||

    She's a total Dave Ramsey candidate. I love that guy because his plan is ruthlessly logical and wrapped in feel good.

  • SugarFree||

    binary probability

    Huh? What if it's a Warty?

  • ||

    Unlikely. You usually know if you're the subject of a gypsy curse

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I'm pretty sure there can be only one.

  • Bobarian||

    If it is a Warty, Brett should run very far and very fast.

  • Bobarian||

    I saw that movie where the baby killed everyone in the delivery room.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Unitary probability. Or is that unitard probability?

  • Mickey Rat||

    Then mandatory sterilization for the couple and every relative closer than 3rd cousin. It is the only way to be sure.

  • seguin||

    Careful, ProL. Mary stack may start erecting shrines in your name - lord knows we're overdue for an outbreak of her special brand of ultracrazy.

  • ||

    Just keep knocking her up until she gets it wrong.

  • RBS||

    The weird, superstitious shit that women believe about pregnancy is incredible.

  • db||

    I don't know. If there are chemical differences in the woman's blood depending on the sex of the fetus, there's no reason to believe the woman's brain is not capable of detecting them. If that's the case, it's not too far of a stretch to imagine differing types of dreams induced by these chemical differences.

  • Coeus||

    Hey, stormy. I just took at the am thread from yesterday. Either you are beyond retarded or lack basic reading comprehension skills.

  • Coeus||

    Guys, you are simply not going to believe this. Prominent feminist blogger says something completely rational.

    -I’m not sure the legal system has the tools to holistically deal with the complex issues presented in cases like this one. We can’t jam every real story into the victim / victimizer framework.

    Holy shit.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Haven't checked the link, but I assume the "victim" in this case is a male.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    I stand corrected.

  • Coeus||

    Astonishing, isn't it?

  • Virginian||



    She lived in a house in Allentown, Pa. Ms. Geissler referred to other prostitutes that worked for the Georges as her “wife in-laws.” She said they would drive into Manhattan together and pass out cards offering massages, a cover for prostitution. But they also went skiing in Vermont and took vacations together to Florida.

    She testified that she was in love with Vincent George Jr., 35. She also said that Mr. George, after his arrest, proposed marriage to her, another woman who testified, Heather Keith, and two other women. Ms. Geissler said that she and the other women all accepted, and that Mr. George suggested they move to Africa so they could legally marry.

    That noise you hear is a million nice guys giving up on life.

  • John||

    True story. I have a friend who spent a year in Korea. He had a legal clerk who was a very nice but naive guy. The guy fell in love with a Ukrainian prostitute over there. He saves his pennies for six months and buys her out of her contract at the brothel with the intention of marrying her. She immediately dumped him and signed a new contract at the brothel.

  • Coeus||

    Never try to make a ho a housewife.

  • Bobarian||

    Most of the pros over in Korea that I'm familiar with actually marry the military guy and then dump him and take half his shit when they get state-side.

  • tarran||

    E-4 on midwatch July 6 talking to me:

    "and LT, I don't think the kid is mine, but I'm going to do the right thing and raise it as my own."

    E-6 on midwatch July 8 talking to me:

    "and LT, you know what, I don't care about her selling my car and furniture to buy drugs, if she asked me, I'd take her back."

    (I injured my jaw dropping it when I heard that one).

  • Bobarian||

    The little head takes over from the big head.

  • Rabban||

    Tarran are you a nuke? And if so, what ship?

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