Tonight on The Independents: Ron Paul on Global Conflagrations, John Stossel on Students For Liberty, Dana Perino on Presidential PR, Plus Spanking, Pussy Riot, War on Women, and 2 Minutes Hate!

As per tradition, the Wednesday installment of The Independents (9 pm ET, 6 pm PT, repeats three hours later) serves up some prime libertarian red meat. Wait, did someone say libertarian red meat? Here's Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst and Reason.com columnist Andrew Napolitano on last night's episode, talking about the National Security Agency:

Onward: Kicking off the show tonight is a certain Texas gentleman named Ron Paul, who will offer the non-interventionist perspective on Ukraine, as well as the latest on his petition to grant Edward Snowden clemency. Beloved Fox Business Network broadcaster and Reason.com columnist John Stossel will preview his Thursday night show about the rise of campus libertarianism, as manifested at a recent Students for Liberty conference he and the other Independents co-hosts attended. Former George W. Bush press secretary and current co-host of The Five Dana Perino will provide some behind-the-scenes insight on speaking on behalf of power.

Alt-text. |||The party panel, consisting of Democratic Party strategist Julie Roginsky and National Review’s Charles W. Cooke, will tackle spanking, Pussy Riot, and the War on Women, pretty much in that order. Topical Storm topics will include but not be limited to anti-porn crusaders buying up all the sexy-time T-shirts, and Ted Nugent doing what Ted Nugent always does. And in the segment people for some reason seem to love most, your withering emails, tweets, and Hit & Run comments (and I do mean YOURS), will be read aloud, by the one and only Bernie Maxsmith.

Send your tweets to @IndependentsFBN, hashtag 'em #indFBN, and let the red meat commence! 

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No one lays on his death bed wishing he'd been nicer on the internet.

  • DEG||

    Here I thought I could beat Fist. Then I noted I couldn't log in to comment. Sigh.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah. Welch gets back on dry land for two days and manages to fuck up the internet.

  • widget||

    The 'reply to this' was missing from H&R about 20 minutes, starting around 16:15 PST, even if you were logged in.

    This was just the time I had finally come up with a really good comment.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This is what you came up with? I think you needed more time.

  • Raven Nation||

    This was just the time I had finally come up with a really good comment.

    SURE you did.

  • Sevo||

    You should have seen the one that got away!

  • widget||

    To be honest, I can rarely keep up AM and PM comment threads, and rarely participate. Reason should have parallel slow-thinkers threads for DNA victims like me.

  • Raven Nation||

    Well, I'm a minor participator. One really has to bow in the presence of greatness such as FoE. Truly, I am not worthy to set his alt-text.

  • Ted S.||

    The only problem I have is that all the antisocial networking crap on H&R slows the browser down.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The only problem I have is that all the antisocial networking crap on H&R slows the browser down.

    It's the poor carpenter who blames his tools.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Tools? No, we don't blame you Fist. LOL ROFL LMFAO

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You made an enemy today.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Enemy of the state

  • Raven Nation||

    SJF: how's the new job?

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Don't start until February 27th. Been missing A.M. links left and right though lately, busy getting my affairs in order and all that. Just signed for an apartment on Liberty Street. I like that.

    Looking forward to it though. I start in training for a couple weeks at headquarters and then I move to the station.

    The utility I will be working for just sent me 10 years of station fuelling history to use with my PhD though, so that is some good news. My PhD should set me up pretty well for continued future employment with the utility. I hope, anyway.

  • Raven Nation||

    Nice. Gotta love it when the employer is supportive of your research.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Yeah, definitely. They see some real potential in the work I'll be doing so they have been pretty good with allowing me access to their data.

  • Killaz||

    Good for you, SJF.

  • Agammamon||

    *You're* a tool!

  • Marshall Gill||

    The only problem I have is that all the antisocial networking crap on H&R slows the browser down.

    Only? I think that consistently posting links already posted so often that it will soon be called "Ted S'ing" could be considered a problem. SLD

  • Ted S.||

    I had something I was hoping to post at the top of a thread just to get posters' attention, too.

  • DEG||

    This is what I get for leaving Hit and Run for a while.

  • widget||

    That's the Internet with a capital "I" you socialist. I doesn't matter that the government helped. I implore you to do the same.

  • Raven Nation||

    Umm, helloooo? Anybody home? Looks like the comments screen was disabled for a while.

    As to The Independents, just to be clear, The Independents are going to be spanking Pussy Riot?

  • ||

    Yeah, I was glancing over the article and taking a big swig at the same time. Maybe I have a little dyslexia cuz I read it as Pussy Spanking and thought 'Well this oughta be good. I am not missing that!".

  • Raven Nation||

    Swig of what?

    I'm thinking Tullamore Dew tonight.

  • ||

    Rum n Coke. I ran out of Vodka yesterday and was too lazy to pick up some more.

  • Raven Nation||

    Man I haven't had R&C in a while. Somewhere along the line, I lost the ability to mix pop/soda & alcohol. I can do gin & tonic in the summer but that's about it.

  • ||

    Actually the first one was Rum n Coke. Now it is just Rum.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A Cuba Libre can be quite refreshing in the tropical heat.

    I usually wear my pith helmet whilst drinking.

  • Raven Nation||

    Yeah, just realized I occasionally drink mojitos or margueritas, so I guess I was not entirely accurate above.

  • playa manhattan||

    I'm nearing the tail end of a 2 week booze holiday. I think you just made me fall off of the wagon

  • Ted S.||

    So when you say "booze holiday", you mean a holiday from booze, and not a holiday in which you drink a lot of booze? ;-)

  • playa manhattan||

    Correct. No booze for 2 weeks. Life insurance physical this AM, and now I'm good to go.

  • Ska||

    The latter are just called holiday.

  • Ted S.||

    My first drinking experience was with vodka, in Russia no less.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    It's going to be a spanking pussy riot. Pussies will be spanked all over town. In the streets, in homes, in businesses, pussies get spanked. The police will be powerless to stop it.

  • ||

    "......anti-porn crusaders buying up all the sexy-time T-shirts...."

    Wait, what? Those idiots are still around? I remember them from my childhood. I would wander around in the woods to plink with my pistol and often would find where some church group would have had a rock-n-roll record burning or porn magazine burning. That is some nuclear grade stupid there. It took me a long time to realize what they were trying to accomplish.

    They are animists, as someone here is fond of pointing out. They are also completely nuts.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Oh, come on. Remember when fundamentalists bought up every last VHS copy of The Last Temptation of Christ and permanently removed it from popular culture? It's like that.

  • ||

    Isn't that what George Lucas did with the Star Wars Holiday Special?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Which depicts Chewbacca's dad watching porn, by the way. I AM SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK!

  • ||

    I didn't believe you, but I clicked the link and now my mind is a little (more) broken.

  • SusanM||

    Why must you disturb the ghosts of history?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Mwa-ha-ha!

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Anyone else turned on now?

    Time to call up the sis-in-law.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    "I'll tell you a secret: I find you adorable."

    Such blood-boiling Carter-era pillow talk.

  • ||

    This needs to be remastered and sold on Blu-Ray.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    I did it all for the wookie...

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    The party panel, consisting of Democratic Party strategist Julie Roginsky and National Review’s Charles W. Cooke, will tackle spanking, Pussy Riot, and the War on Women

    Spankings, riots over pussy, and warring on women? Now THAT'S what I call a party panel.

  • RannedPall||

    I wish I could watch instead sitting my lonely arse in the anthill pub downing a $3.50 pint of stone IPA, oh well, off to 5 o'clock class.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    If only you could convince the Pub to put on Fox Business at 6.

  • Dweebston||

    I'm guessing college bar. Fox anything ain't going over well there.

  • RannedPall||

    Was just gonna say that any mention of "Fox" anything would surely result in my lynching by the tolerant college proggies.

  • Ted S.||

    Porn for Jesse, if he's got a good imagination.

  • ||

    If. Ha!

  • kibby||

    Maybe it would be if you could turn it into a time lord painting. Otherwise, it's pretty useless.

  • Ted S.||

    You don't use your imagination when reading romance-novels?

  • kibby||

    Do I strike you as someone who reads romance novels?

  • Ted S.||

    Surely you read or watch some sort of soft-core porn!

  • kibby||

    Soft-core? Uh, no. Waste of time.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    That just means you're impatient and can't get arousal through aesthetic appreciation of the nude human body.

  • kibby||

    Ohhhhkay?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Catullus - carmen XVI counts.

  • kibby||

    Catullus is NOT romance. He is porn.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    What's the difference?

  • kibby||

    I'm sure you make someone very happy with that attitude.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    This book was essential during the courtship of Mrs. Mulatto.

    Literal-minded as she was, she didn't understand me unless I used the clear and direct dirty words.

  • ||

    Yeah. I can work with that. A photo set would be even better though.

  • playa manhattan||

    "Cold water has had to be sprayed on the workers as they worked in the hot conditions in the tunnel."

    Job opportunity?

  • ||

    My Icelandic is a little rusty, but I'll apply anyway.

  • Agammamon||

    You just need to understand two phrase (and speak one)

    1. I'm hot
    2. Yes, yes you are.

  • Wandering Texan||

    Most interesting guest ever. A goddamn frog.

  • ||

    It saddens me that I won't be around to watch this and see myself score additional Two Minutes Hate points, as I have a tennis match, but you can all congratulate me on holding the lead later.

  • kibby||

    We'll only say nice things about you once you leave, swearsies!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Utah mother buys $600 worth shirts from Pac Sun after being outraged by the lewd content of the shirts

    Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw “indecent” T-shirts for sale at the PacSun store. The shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models in provocative poses.
    Cox said she complained about the window display to a store manager and was told the T-shirts couldn't be taken down without approval from the corporate office. So Cox bought all 19 shirts in stock, for a total of $567. She says she plans to return them later, toward the end of the chain store's 60-day return period.

    “These shirts clearly cross a boundary that is continually being pushed on our children in images on the Internet, television and when our families shop in the mall,” Cox said in an email to The Associated Press.

    PacSun wasn't backing down Tuesday.

    According to Chief Executive Gary Schoenfeld, the company will continue to carry a variety of brands – including ones that may be deemed provocative. “While customer feedback is important to us, we remain committed to the selection of brands and apparel available in our stores,” he said in a statement to the Register.

    Well now her work is done. Tough luck, Junior. He was so close to seeing naked women. Now what will he do?

  • lap83||

    Or maybe a more effective strategy is to just tell your son that, ironically, he has a much better chance of seeing a real woman naked if he doesn't wear t-shirts depicting naked women.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • kibby||

    This...is amazing. Thank you for introducing it into my life.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    My pleasure.

  • Dweebston||

    I probably should have watched more old action-adventure cartoons before diving into Venture Bros. The homages are hilarious.

    Alas, I was a sheltered child.

  • playa manhattan||

    When in the program is 2 minutes of hate? I have to run out to home depot and I don't want to miss it...

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Very end of the show, so be back for the last 10 minutes to be safe.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    But don't stick around for a second after it ends or you get LOUUUUUUUU'd

  • Bam!||

    Don't fret, they upload it the next day. (Though they still haven't uploaded what I can only assume was a hilarious call-in show.)

  • widget||

    I hate you forever for spelling a "The Home Depot", a proper name, in lower case "home depot" letters. The "The" is part of the company's name. Look it up. I just learned today and want to lord that over you.

  • playa manhattan||

    Maybe I'm talking about a different store...

    Anyway, problem solved. I'm using the "order online and pickup in store" option, so I can just go after the show...

  • widget||

    I noticed the Office Depot I went into today also had a poster that read "Order Online, Pickup today". I don't get it. There's some logistical Kung Fu being used here that makes it better to go to a store to pick up your package than having it delivered to your home or business.

  • playa manhattan||

    It's for stuff that you need today, but don't want to go looking for. It makes a lot of sense at Home Depot, because nothing is ever where it should be.

  • Ted S.||

    I miss the old "Home Despot" parody site.

  • grrizzly||

    home depot? That's Québécois. The is outlawed in the Frenchy Up North.

  • Hyperion||

    WTF was that? I thought that the squirrels had finally assumed control.

    So, as I was sitting here, unable to post, more interesting things happened.

    My son is staying with me for a couple of months and he brought his cat, a female Maine Coone. She's not really that big, but you know, even a small Maine Coone is a pretty big and furry cat.

    So anyway, earlier today we were debating if it's ok for her to play on my veranda, on the 3rd floor. It's a big veranda(24x10). I wasn't sure about it, so I told him, hey dude, your cat, you decide.

    So anyway, during the great 2014 war on vaginas and squirrel takeover of H&R, I was sitting here doing some late night work, typical of Wed night.

    I looked out the patio door where my desk is next to and I see these two eyes looking at me. I thought, oh shit, he let her out here, I hope she doesn't get hurt, when upon further inspection I noticed it wasn't a cat. Fucking raccoon, on the 3rd floor. Seriously, how'd this little bastard get up here? He's about the same size as the cat.

  • Sevo||

    Here, kitty, kitty!

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Seriously, how'd this little bastard get up here?

    Coons are bright critters. They also make better and more entertaining outdoor pets than your average housecat, so I suggest trading up. I've even had a couple of the non-domesticated variety who would walk up to the car when I pulled into the drive.

  • SIV||

    The friendly coons are rabid.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Good eats is good eats.

  • Ted S.||

    Speaking of obscenity:

    Arsenal goalkeeper makes obscene gesture after getting red carded

    Bayern played like crap, and still won 2-0.

  • safety third||

    You guys and Heaton ought to get on the same page as to how you spell Bernie Maxsmith's name. He's putting a space between Max and Smith.

  • Matt Welch||

    He can't spell.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Maybe you should start paying your interns.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    INDEPENDENTS ASSEMBLE!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    War. War never changes.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    In my first playthrough of FO2, I murdered every last one of the Gecko ghouls on sight and didn't realize my mistake until the end credits.

  • Pi Guy||

    Present and acc...

    Uh, present.

  • ||

    If they went all Voltron, would Kennedy be the head? She seems a little right-fisty to me. Welch of course would be the left thigh.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    So basically, this company is making a knock-off of the old Gillette Milord double-edged razors. If it shaves as well, that's a good price; however, for just a few dollars more you could upgrade to a Merkur.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    It's like getting a day pass to Jurassic Park.

  • Bam!||

    We watch The Independents. We don't need the commercials here in the comments.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Their commercial will play during the show. This, I command!

  • Almanian!||

    Tell me they make a "Merkin" model...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I drove a Merkur XR4Ti.

  • Almanian!||

    How - Teutonic of you. The German Ford with a turbo 4. What a piece of shit...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Unibody construction, awesome double spoiler, heated seats. It was a sweet ride.

  • Almanian!||

    Those of us at the Motor Company driving 5.0 Mustangs laughed as we passed you...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    As you fly of the road for lack of enough spoilage.

  • seguin||

    Hah! I leave 5.0s in my dust in mine...of course, I run it at 12-14psi of boost (I have an aftermarket intercooler) - those Lima 2.3s are bullet proof.

    Also, as nice as Fox bodies are, they can't hang with me in the corners.

  • seguin||

    I drive one daily. I think mine is the only one in daily use Plano.

  • ||

    A piece of my Merkur Futur disappeared when I was out of town and the razor was at home. I stopped shaving instead of replacing it. I loved using that thing.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Yeah, that thing is boss.

  • ||

    My beard is coarse and full enough that disposable, multi-blade razors get badly clogged with each stroke. The Futur was absolutely perfect and I got a consistently close shave. I really should see if I can order a replacement head for it.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Yep. I feel you. Exact same reason I switched to single blade so many years ago.

  • prolefeed||

    I switched to not shaving at all. Or cutting my hair. Getting all AHS (Austin Hipster Scruffy TM).

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    I use a basic 34C, and it's one of the best purchases I ever made. I spent $15 bucks on a set of Feathers back in May, and they'll probably last a whole year.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Wait, do most libertarians shave? I'd imagined that we all had beards, at least during the winter.

  • Almanian!||

    OK, Ima do this tonight. I'm interested in the two minutes of hate. We get to beat on Epi with anvils and steel pipes and shit, right? Cool!

  • ||

    AHH, Cavuto! Wait, WHOA, Kate Upton!

  • Bam!||

    Orange peel dress.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Dreamcatcher earrings!

  • Almanian!||

    Wow. Those earrings are like Faberge' eggs

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Kennedy is going for an orange Chairman Mao look tonight.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Grinning like an idiot.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Are those dream catchers on Kennedy's ears?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Winking like a masher.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    RONNNNN

  • Bam!||

    Still haven't fixed Ron Paul's aura.

  • Almanian!||

    PAULTARDS, ASSEMBLE!!

    /kidding

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ron Paul getting back to us from his place somewhere in the ether.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    If you were to go through the Star Gate from 2001, you'd meet Ron Paul on the other side.

  • Almanian!||

    WWRPD?

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    rEVOLution

  • Almanian!||

    +1

    percent of voters.

    But I keeeeeeeeeed!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    1%? You are quite generous.

  • Almanian!||

    "Talking is very good. We should do a lot more." R. Paul

    fucking. awesome.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    I like this guy, does he have any newsletters I could subscribe to?

  • Almanian!||

    nice!

  • Almanian!||

    That was NOT me playing bagpipes in Ukraine...

  • Bam!||

    Diplomats are there to bundle campaign contributions, not engage in diplomacy.

  • Pi Guy||

    Dr. Paul: "Ukraine? None of our fucking business."

    Simple. Succinct. And 100% correct.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ron Paul's purple aura doesn't change regardless what he's pontificating about.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    He's an indigo child.

  • playa manhattan||

    I wish Jenny Mccarthy's website was still up. It tells you all you need to know about her.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    It's his mood light.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Matt Welch: Dr. Paul, are you really going to make America that Amish ice cream victim from Witness???

  • Bam!||

    Ron Paul has been unusually coherent and focused here.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I know, right?

  • Almanian!||

    OBAMACARE.

    You're welcome, Doctor Paul.

    /better living through Gummint Health Insurance

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Yeah, he's on fire tonight.

  • Bam!||

    That's just his aura.

  • Almanian!||

    That's it? So - "Short Attention Span TV"

    Ima love this show

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Might as well sign the Please Surveil Me petition.

  • Almanian!||

    So - do other people get to talk on this show, or is it all "Kennedy and Her Earrings (PBUH) Plus Guest"?

  • Almanian!||

    Ah - NOW we let Token talk. Nice.

    /South Park

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It's Paul's show now.

  • Almanian!||

    What's Sherrod Small doing on this show! Does he think it's RedEye!

    /Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ron Paul: Barack Obama is a liar.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Dissent is patriotic---from 2001 to 2009

  • Byte Me||

    This show is worse than watching Francisco d Anconia watch old people FUCK…whilst a Parkinson’s patient shaves your testes with a straight razor that has been dipped in lemon juice and sprinkled with salt while the audio of the presidents last state of the union address plays in the background.

  • Almanian!||

    Your ideas are....strange....and I would be interested in avoiding any newsletter you might happen to publish.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    ^The worst insult a libertarian can give.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Trying too hard I think

  • Byte Me||

    Eh, probly.

  • ||

    Byte Me got into Epi's porn collection again.

  • Byte Me||

    Well, he just leaves that stuff lying around. My eyes were opened to a whole new world of weirdness.

  • Byte Me||

    btw...IT"S RON PAUL!

  • Almanian!||

    MATT DAMON!!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is that Governor Chung from Veep?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Kennedy, the correct answer is that you beat the living shit out of your children. Haven't you ever talked to an Asian person before? Jesus!

  • Almanian!||

    It's Tiger moms all the way down

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

  • Pi Guy||

    WWRPD?

  • Almanian!||

    It's been done...

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    What do you call a guy from Pakistan who's been everywhere and done everything?

    Bin Der Dun Dat

  • Almanian!||

  • Almanian!||

    nope....

    SugarFree LOOMS

  • Bam!||

    Awww, the two girls are dress alike.

  • Almanian!||

    YEah, I'd do the orange chick. Either one.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Kennedy is the Dennis Miller of obscure references.

  • Ted S.||

    I vote "foe".

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    What's that old saying, use the rod, beat the child?

  • Almanian!||

    You're thinking of "Don't tase me, bro!"

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Paging Molyneux.

  • Bam!||

    So many reasons not to, but one reason to do so.

  • Almanian!||

    Oh - thank you!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Welch doesn't spank, but he does believe in negative reinforcement. Like forcing his daughter to watch this show as punishment

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Forcing kids to watch bad TV would be positive punishment. Negative reinforcement would be removing a terrible punishment, like turning off Kennedy mid-sentence.

  • Almanian!||

    Someone remembers Psych 101!

    You get to watch a Loudness video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oi7etAy_mA

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Thanks B.F. Skinner.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Hate him all you like, but he was one of the first to call Chomsky a fucking idiot.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Foster is a flincher.

  • Pi Guy||

    It would be so awesome if cops showed up on a no-knock raid and administered a government-sanctioned spanking on your dog.

    "I feared for my life."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What a bunch of pussies. I was smacked when I was a kid and I turned out awesome.

  • prolefeed||

    It's called Stockholm Syndrome, FOE. And denial.

  • Byte Me||

    Spanking, spanking, spanking, Pussy Riot. Nice transition.

  • Almanian!||

    Jesus Christ. Murkin cops could learn a thing or two from the Cossacks. Fuck

  • SIV||

    The Egyptians did it better with guys riding camels at top speed through Tahir Square whipping the crowd.

  • Almanian!||

    that is pretty awesome

  • Bam!||

    "Beating Women in Sochi" -- Was that an event?

  • Pi Guy||

    "Not just my high school nickname."

    On Fox freaking Biz Channel. Awesome.

  • Almanian!||

    "King Size LAdy Balls" - my new [tranny] band. Suck it!

  • Bam!||

    Stossel brought a prop, who'd have guessed that.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    That's what she said

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Pavel Datsyuk is a Cossack?

  • Almanian!||

    You guys catching the Jos. A. Bank commercial? Awesome...now Celebrex. Mmmkay. Drugs r bad...

  • Bam!||

    Guy didn't bend down to make a snow ball. Had to get one from the bush. Pansy.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The Russian punk Occutards getting flogged, kind of, musters an "eh", at most. Really, we need to stop lionizing Pussy Riot just because of Gillespie's punk fetish. If the shoe were on the other foot, the lovely ladies of PR would be leading their ideological opponents to the camps at this moment.

  • Byte Me||

    When the mustache speaks, you listen.

  • Almanian!||

    Two hundred fifty years old? Is that what Stossel said? Awesome if he did.

  • Almanian!||

    Stossel's stache is just DYING to go kick Welch's glasses' ass right now. You can TASTE it. Well, Stossel can taste it. Stache licker...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Christian mingle dot com paid Dish Network extra to show its commercial while the show is going on. I missed half of Stossel's segment.

  • Almanian!||

    Ooo - but you got to see teh hawt Xian Womenz! Right? they were HAWT? Right?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    They put out like crazy once you put a ring on it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Stossel cares not for your made up terms, Kennedy.

  • Almanian!||

    PWND

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    And very stoned.

  • Almanian!||

    ROBOTIC PUSSY SPANKING!

    Sorry, just putting random words together that Kennedy said tonight

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Stossel just raped me with that picture.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    HOLY SHIT! That statue is of Jeff Bezos! Tell me I'm wrong.

  • Derpetologist||

    Mrs. Roginsky, your party has all the momentum of dough bursting forth from a pierced biscuit can. Why are you so popular?

  • playa manhattan||

    That's a thing already, huh?

  • Derpetologist||

    I won't sugarcoat this- memes are somewhat popular here.

  • playa manhattan||

    It was quite beautiful in a gross sort of way.

  • Bam!||

    A random Kennedy digression to twerking. She rapidly righted herself.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    That's what she has been doing wrong though

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Kmele taught Kennedy to...twerk?

    Pics or it didn't happen. Nay, I demand pics!

  • Bam!||

    Survey: How many people here own or have thought about owning a Jaguar? Lets see how well placed these ads are.

  • Almanian!||

    *raises hand*

  • kibby||

    I just appreciate Tom Hiddleston's presence in that commercial. On no planet would I ever get one of their cars.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's pronounced Jag-you-are.

  • Derpetologist||

    You mean Jaaaag-you-uh

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't tell me how to pronounce things.

  • seguin||

    It's amazing how well Brits can mangle foreign languages. I wonder if they teach a course for it at those boarding schools.

  • Pi Guy||

    Well, I was born in England. And _I'm_ not a bad guy...

  • Bobarian||

    But, by default, gay

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    The car or the animal?

  • Byte Me||

    Once, but I got better. I prefer cars bearing a little Asian Persuasion.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Get an ocelot instead.

  • Sevo||

    Jaguars: They're more reliable than a Lotus!

  • SIV||

    I thought about owning an E-type from when I was about 6 until I started driving. The new F-type looks nice but there's no manual transmission. The slushbox uses are torque converter , not one of those cool robot dual clutches.
    I could find better ways to spend $100k on a car.

  • ||

    A Jag? That thing with 1000$ break pads that take a month to order, a 17 volt system with fuses that have to be ordered from Limeyland........

    No thanks.

  • Pi Guy||

    Stossel does have a really solid stache. So you know you can trust him.

    WWtSD

  • Almanian!||

    Yeah, but basically the same as Jon Bolton - President of RedEye! - whom you wouldn't trust to hold your used toilet paper.

    So I don't think the stache test is valid nor reliable.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    WWTMD?

  • Pi Guy||

    Yeah, I was going for What Would the Stache Do?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If my UPS deliveryman walked that slow I would fire him.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    YOU DONT HAVE THAT AUTHORITY!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I would at least jab my finger in his chest.

  • Almanian!||

    Now we see the violence inherent in the system

  • seguin||

    YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

  • Almanian!||

    This is kind of boring and sucks. Is Ron Paul still around? He was good.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Owl overlords? Oh Mr. Welch, you crack me up.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Well this is awkward...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Red noses would have been better.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Did they make a glow in the dark reindeer? Because they cut in mid-segment.

  • Almanian!||

    What would Pussy Riot do? Probably stand around getting the shit beat out of them. More's the pity.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Who?

  • Almanian!||

    Now owls? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING

  • playa manhattan||

  • Almanian!||

    Now here we go - playa bringin' the GOOD stuff! They need you on the show.

    Thanks!

  • playa manhattan||

    It combines my love of owls with my hatred of cats.

  • Almanian!||

    RIPPED FROM THE PAGES OF REASON ONLINE!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Owl be seeing you in all the old familiar places.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Your owl puns are a hoot.

  • Byte Me||

    Arctic Owls! Global Warm-er-Climate Change!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Tits aside, those are ugly shirts.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Stranglehold

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    And he had the greatest album name: Intensities in Ten Cities.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Stranglehold.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    That period was the difference-maker

  • Killaz||

    I had one of my biggest drawn out fights with my first wife, a vegan and Californian, over not bending over backwards to appease her anti-Nugent sentiments ('Ted Nugent is an asshole, isn't he? Isn't he? ISN'T HE!?!?') when that song came on the radio in the middle of a road trip. I hadn't informed her my uncle was a business partner of his (he, uncle, not Ted, invented the deer stand industry as well as owning the original patent), and the conversations I had with TG were always pleasant and more civilized than the ones I had with her, so fuck her, I wasn't about to play that game.

  • seguin||

    One of my friends was bitching about him on FB just now.

    ...So, wtf, did the lefty grapevine order a social media hit on him today?

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    I had one of my biggest drawn out fights with my first wife, a vegan and Californian

    I knew there was something suspicious about Killaz. If only he'd finished his copy of Atlas Shrugged before trodding the sullen isle.

    Ted's the crazy uncle of the 2A community. We could sometimes do without him, but he's more good than bad, and he generally says what we're feeling.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    I had one of my biggest drawn out fights with my first wife, a vegan and Californian

    I knew there was something suspicious about Killaz. If only he'd finished his copy of Atlas Shrugged before trodding the sullen isle.

    Ted's the crazy uncle of the 2A community. We could sometimes do without him, but he's more good than bad, and he generally says what we're feeling.

  • Almanian!||

    TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!

    Wango Tango

    Great White Buffalo

    Fred Bear

    etc.

    /Made in Michigan

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    John McCain = dickhead

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    "Subhuman mongrel" is pretty racist.

  • kibby||

    Also, a great name for a band.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    "Pretty Racist" can be their debut concept album.

  • kibby||

    I will be their biggest fan. Maybe. Depending on what they sound like, of course.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Almanian!||

    Fuck you pussies for dissing Ted. FUCK. YOU.

    Little Miss Dangerous

    Journey to the Center of Your Mind (Amboy Dukes FTW)

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Nugent said horrible, nasty things about Obama. Time to revert to our role as sweetie-pie libertarians to solidify our appeal among the New Yorker readership.

  • Almanian!||

    Your cocktail, sir!

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Stirred, never shaken.

  • Almanian!||

    Always a good idea with a Mickey's Wide Mouth™, sir

  • Byte Me||

    With a single lemon peel.

  • Sevo||

    ~Knarf Yenrab~|2.19.14 @ 9:37PM|#
    "Nugent said horrible, nasty things about Obama. Time to revert to our role as sweetie-pie libertarians to solidify our appeal among the New Yorker readership."

    So we get Oprah in the evening!

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Smoke break

  • Almanian!||

    You in CO or WA or something?

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Good ol' fashion tobacco cancer sticks

  • Almanian!||

    35 years of Marlboro reds - quit 3 years ago.

    I could start smoking again tomorrow. Loved it :) Still like the smell....

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    I'm trying to quite.. down to 4 a day

  • Almanian!||

    4 smogs? That's great.

    I was at three packs - I used Chantix. It helped. But then I went crazy for a couple months after I stopped taking it...YMMV. Good luck, brother!

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Have you ever tried the e-cig stuff? My buddy had one but it just isn't the same. Something about that rough smoke taste and smell, I don't know what it is.

  • Almanian!||

    I did not. I just used the Chantix. It took me three tries. I feel SO much better.

    Still love the smell of cigarette smoke, though. LOVE it...

  • playa manhattan||

    Joe has drug tests to pass soon...

  • Pi Guy||

    I'll smoke to that

  • Pi Guy||

    When the Nuge isn't making a sound bite he can say some really lucid stuff. But the 10-second clips come off so redneck...

    #MotorCityMadman

  • Almanian!||

    Charlie - shave the fucking demi beard, you poof.

  • Almanian!||

    Boy Hillary's looking rougher than ever. I cannot imagine listening to her screech for 8 years as La Presidente.

  • Derpetologist||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    How dare this Limey dismiss our concerns?

  • Almanian!||

    He can't haze our pledges! Only WE can haze our pledges!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Statute of limitations on sympathy is up!

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    I think Paul's preemptive attack was genius.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    What amazes me is that he only made those comments on a few Sunday talk shows almost a month ago.

    And yet the media is still fascinated by it.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    He pretty much told Hillary that if she goes there, he's going to bury her.

  • Byte Me||

    I know Rand Paul. And you, Mr. Welch, are no Rand Paul.

    Also, is it just his accent or is this British guy rather pragmatic in his observations?

  • Pi Guy||

    Demi-beard, fully pragmatic

  • Almanian!||

    They should play the music during the break. That last one was good!

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Matt pretending to spin is cultural appropriation! /sjwbimonscificon

  • Almanian!||

    Well observed and noted.

    +1 forty

  • playa manhattan||

    I wonder if the New York tax free zone commercial airs on MSNBC too?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    It would be pretty funny if Maddow of Chris Hayes does a segment slamming "economic freedom zones" and then that commercial comes on.

  • Bam!||

    There's the razor commercial.

  • Almanian!||

    What's a bald guy need a razor for?

    /derp

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Pubes, bro. Pubes.

  • Almanian!||

    Tfuckin'MI, HM! Fuck!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Just the Carfax, ma'am."

    Do I have to think of everything?

  • kibby||

    *groans*

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    I'll bite: how come Gillespie hasn't been on the show yet? The Judge is celebrity among voluntaryists, Austrians, paleos, and cosmos, and he's been on every other night. Wither the Jacket?

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Whither.

    And The Counselor was a massively, tremendously horrible screenplay.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    He's been on twice. But you don't summon the Jacket, the Jacket summons you.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    I somehow missed both.

    Will have to check the BluRays, no doubt.

  • kibby||

    IIRC, Nick was on sometime during the first week. Dunno about since then.

  • Pi Guy||

    He was on in the first week

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    CLASSIFIED.

  • Almanian!||

    I always think Dana Perino must be a psycho B in private.

    Am I right? Am I wrong?

    MY GOD! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!

  • Byte Me||

    Still, shes kinda hot.

  • Almanian!||

    Exactly.

    Psycho in BED, amirite?

  • Byte Me||

    Fortune cookies taught me that all such statements must end with the phrase "in bed".

    And let's hope you are. Otherwise, I need a new fantasy.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Wait.

    What?

  • Almanian!||

    Damn you and your slim, quick, delicate lady fingers...

  • Almanian!||

    I'm not eating fortune cookies in bed...

    Wait - what?

  • Bam!||

    I've come to the conclusion Fox has the best makeup team on cable. I'd like to see a before-and-after of Fox News hosts.

  • Almanian!||

    Tony Snow - another Detroiter - Detroit News, pacifically

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Vietnam? How the hell old is she?

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Old enough to party

  • Almanian!||

    Too old to rock and roll

    Too young to die

  • Pi Guy||

    White House Spokesmodel, Jay Carney says...

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    It's a great way to get your picture out on every holiday.

  • SIV||

    I'm sure the unemployed are binge-watching TV too, Dana. Obama is just showing he's a Man of the People.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Wait, Perino is barely 40. How does she remember Vietnam?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    From memories of her past life, duh!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Reruns.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    You know, the producer responsible for the segue music does a nice job.

  • Matt Welch||

    Ex-Reasoner Anthony Fisher!

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Figured you guys had to make due with the Fox tv staff--nice to see that you got to take Reason people with you.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    *make do, still need edit function

  • Almanian!||

    she don't - I'm fitty two, and I barely remember the nightly body counts from Uncle Walter.

    But I remember. That and writing to my uncle, who was an MP on an air force base in Thailand.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Where was he? Don Muang? U-Tapao? Udon Thani?

  • Almanian!||

    I totally do not remember. I was, like 6, 8 when he was there. I just remember he told me they'd get bombed, and they'd just bulldoze the airstrip and be back in bidness same day.

    He retired an MP in Vegas - whatever base was out that way. Cool man - died a couple years ago.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Probably none of those then. Don Muang is in Bangkok, and U-Tapao not a short distance away.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    *not a long distance

  • Whahappan?||

    She doesn't. I was born in '69 and I barely remember anything from Vietnam.

  • JeremyR||

    I dunno, I was born in '71 and I remember a lot about it.

  • kibby||

    This is astoundingly boring.

  • Killaz||

    So, skip it tonight?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    You're welcome, c---

  • Almanian!||

    Yay! Fuck Episiarch with Mary Stacks rancid used dildo!!!

    /TWO MINUTES OF HATE!

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    +1 mental image

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Not sure Dana loved that outtro... Too bad. What's the over under on HnR comments? 3.5?

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Over!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    We're going to tell Episiarch, that insufferable prick, that someone here got three mentions.

  • Pi Guy||

    He's going to be insufferable

  • Almanian!||

    I'D LIKE TO STICK SOMETHING BETWEEN YOUR LEGS

  • Bam!||

    Bernie always livens up the show.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Goddamn, Bernie needs to be a regular panelist.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A brick of gold.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Bernie should wear a Mises Institute tie when he does this segment.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Or an Enemy of the State Rothbard shirt.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    GODDAMMIT.

  • SIV||

    Quantity is only quality when you eat at White Castle

  • Almanian!||

    FUCK PISSY ARCH

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Epi, that bastard..

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Damn him.

  • Almanian!||

    Gilmore rocks!

  • Almanian!||

    GILMORE FTW!!

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Two from Gilmore.. whoa.

  • Derpetologist||

    I can't see it! What were the winning hate mails?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Yay for Gilmore and Lady B!

  • Lady Bertrum||

    I spent two solid weeks being as mean as this mean girl gets and they chose the Moynihan slam?

    I'd like to thank the commenters here at H&R for inspiring me to new heights of hate. YOU LOVE ME. YOU REALLY LOVE ME.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I hate you, actually.

  • Lady Bertrum||

    :-p

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I thought for sure calling Kmele's face a vagina would win, but Moyinhan bashing must be fashionable there.

  • Killaz||

    All that made me want to do is pet his beard.

  • Lady Bertrum||

    Kmele's beard looked like a vagina, not Kmele.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Vagina Beard is my new band. I'm starting it right here and right now.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I believe I definitively won the Hit & Run band naming contest a few years ago with "Joseph Kony and the Invisible Children".

    I forget who, but someone else here suggested "Kill Your Parents" as a debut concept album.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That's hilarious. You'd have to perform in costume.

  • Lady Bertrum||

    Excellent. We'll finally have a reason to call you by your stage name, HoMo.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    HoMo and the Vagina Beards? That. That works on so many levels! Genius!

  • Killaz||

    The vagina of a thirty year old woman whose been around the block and a few times. But if you get Kmele's beard wet, it could pass for a 25 year old grad student, easily.

  • Killaz||

    The vagina of a thirty year old woman whose cooch has been around the block

  • Killaz||

    Have we met? ;)

  • SweatingGin||

    Missed it tonight. Lady Bertrum scored, Episiarch scored, and did GILMORE get two tonight? Is that the total? I had a running count in a thread last time they did this, will try to find it and post updated scores.

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    Hahah that typo was great

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    AH! Lou Dobbs.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    OH SNAP! Go Lady B!

  • Smilin' Joe Fission||

    LOUUUUUU

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Didn't GILMORE score before?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    No aftershow?

  • Almanian!||

    Lou was indeed awesome. 2nd best part of the show next to Dr. P.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    GILMORE was hilarious, but I don't understand what makes Episiarch's hate so appealing to the guys backstage that pick it.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    The answer is staring you right in the face: Episiarch. is. Jesse Walker.

    Just think about.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • SweatingGin||

    I thought for sure that was going to go to Mary.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Classic Jekyll/Hyde misdirection. Walker comments entirely too much on the forums not to have a secondary handle.

    Impressed by that blog. No idea that Jesse was such a cinephile.

  • safety third||

    His twitter feed has a lot more interesting stuff than that blog. Some of the best stuff are the crazy/weird images he finds and puts up there at least once a day.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    It's the bribe.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Because Max is Episiarch. You fell for the "stumbling on the pronunciation of his name" bit like a simp?

    Wheels within wheels.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    The answer to the Final Jeopardy! clue is Falstaff.

  • Sevo||

    The author is Shakespeare!
    Did I win?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Appearing in three plays, two histories and a comedy, this character has the most monologues in all of Shakespeare's works.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    But the Falstaff Christmas Special was disappointing.

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Was that the one where Ebenezer Falstaff learned that bad guys have all the fun?

  • Sevo||

    Naah.
    It was the one where he's gonna jump off the bridge, and then...

  • ~Knarf Yenrab~||

    Always knew that, in his heart of hearts, Sevo believed in angels.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I'll just put this here:

    Whenever I put on earrings before #TheIndependents I caress them and say, "my PRECIOUS!"

    — Kennedy (@KennedyNation) February 20, 2014


    [removed][removed]

  • SIV||

    Jimmy Carter's DEA Chief don't like teh legal weed.

    Jimmy was the "decriminalization candidate" back in '76 before he was elected and flip-flopped into poisoning pot with paraquat.

  • William of Purple||

    Every episode of "The Independents" would be improved with an 80's training montage.

  • William of Purple||

    Oh, look, GOATS

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Those goats are actually pretty good at keeping their balance.

  • RishJoMo||

    Yep, that right there makes a lot of sense dude.

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