Tonight on The Independents: The Seven Deadly Sins, With Thaddeus Russell, Baylen Linnekin, TV’s Andy Levy, Dagen McDowell, Charles Payne, Noelle Nikpour, and Commie Jesse Myerson!

Insert alt-text here. |||Kennedy's back in pilot's chair for the Friday night theme episode of The Independents (9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, on Fox Business Network), which tonight engages the millions of people celebrating religious traditions over this weekend with a fresh look at the Seven Deadly Sins. It'll break down like this:

Lust: TV's Andy Levy Sun Sentinel columnist and "GOP/Republican strategist" Noelle Nikpour examine politician sex scandals, and ponder the public policy implications of sexy-time laws.

Greed: Fox Business super-guest and investment guru Charles Payne tries to complexify things beyond whether greed is "good."

Sloth: Beloved Reason contributor Thaddeus Russell doesn't quite defend abject sloth, but he does question the desirability and efficacy of the Protestant work ethic.

Wrath: Fox News correspondent Dagen McDowell defends righteous vengeance, while Andy Levy and the panel express more circumspection.

Gluttony: Beloved Reason.com columnist Baylen Linnken talks about the messy intersection of public policy and foodstuffery.

Envy: Everyone's (least?) favorite communist Jesse Myerson defends his political tendency against charges of enviousness, then things get shouty and sweaty.

Pride: Your hosts chew on various aspects of how pride can be a bad or good thing.

Et voila! This show shall repeat at 2 a.m., then again at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Check out our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and click here for video of past segments. Also, if you want to see John Bolton demand more drones and slag Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), watch the video below:

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  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Kudos for the creativity in episode topic, I guess.

    Envy: Everyone's (least?) favorite communist Jesse Myerson defends his political tendency against charges of enviousness, then things get shouty and sweaty.

    Can he end up like the victim in that Brad Pitt serial killer movie with the same theme?

  • ||

    As long as Gwenyth Paltrow's head still ends up in the box. I once said (loudly) that was my favorite part of the movie (Se7en) while sitting behind Blythe Danner (her mother) at a one-woman off-Broadway play (so horrible, which is why I started fucking with Danner in the first place). The death look Danner gave me was priceless, and I was less bored too. Man, that was fun.

  • GILMORE||

    How you would even know who the fuck "Blythe Danner" is raises more questions; questions that I don't want to know answers to.

    although I think that's pretty awesome.

    I went to the NYC premier of Battlefield Earth with my 'Hollywood friend' and sat behind some of the actors.

    (barry pepper? whoever, the sniper guy from Private Ryan was.. I think he was a "star" of the film, although all I can remember now are the horrible Travolta & Forest Whitaker scenes)

    ...Anyway, we were really baked. (Duh) We pointed out how every scene repetitively used the same side-wipe-cut-effect from Star Wars, and started making a "Swoosh" sound every time it happened; before we knew it we had a number of cast members giggling uncontrollably all around us. I think they were more high than we were. Good times.

  • ||

    Nice. I know a surprising amount of actors and I'm really good with faces, so I suspected it was her when she came in (so did my friend who was with me), but if I recall correctly it was confirmed when one of her companions called her "Blythe". I'm trying to remember what we were on; it might have been booze and Xanax and Vicodin.

  • Ted S.||

    I misread the original post, and thought that Danner was the star of the off-Broadway show, and you were heckling her.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    How you would even know who the fuck "Blythe Danner"

    What? You don't masturbate to Prolia (denosumab) commericals? Strengthen bones and reducing arthritis makes me as turgid as a firehose attached to a hydrant.

  • GILMORE||

    Ohhh!!

    I call her "Generic Old Woman"

  • Cdr Lytton||

    even know who the fuck "Blythe Danner" is

    What? No fans of Futureworld here?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Greedy Welch lusting after the hosts chair. Gluttonous Kennedy's sloth while she eats her Bon Bons at home all week. The wrath of Foster as he envies Welch's taking over the show. And my pride at this comment.

  • ||

    +1 Good Friday

  • Hyperion||

    What are you talking about dude? Kennedy was polishing monocles in Matt's dungeon lair all week and was lucky to get daily gruel if she didn't make her quota.

    And then the dork with no facial hair let her escape.

    I don't know who I am more disappointed with at this point, Rand Paul or Matthew.

  • ||

    Soooo somebody overdosed at Coachella. If only we had some common sense regulations on drugs and music and stuff.
    http://m.laweekly.com/westcoas.....g-overdose

  • Hyperion||

    We need a war on drugs!

    Why hasn't someone already thought of that?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I'm gonna go ahead and guess that she weighs well below average, and did not adjust her dosage accordingly...

    Pretty girl.

  • Hyperion||

    Matt let Kennedy escape from his underground lair?

    I guess Matthew wasn't the evil genius we all hoped for and is still just a nerdy cosmotarian.

    I haz a disappoint.

  • Acosmist||

    I don't think it's cute or funny that the avowed Communist continues to get screen time. He's an apologist for an ideology that killed 100 million. Fuck this guy.

  • Hyperion||

    He's an apologist for an ideology that killed 100 million

    That's only because the wrong people were in charge. This time it's just free ponies and rainbow colored unicorns.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I don't think he's an actual communist, he's just a pretentious douchebag prog that thinks calling himself a commie is edgy and hip.

    He'd shit himself if he had to actually use violence to impose his will on other people and they fought back.

  • Hyperion||

    I worked with a prog, that if you got him good and mad by criticizing black jeebus, he would claim to be a communist and proud of it. The only way anyone gets rich is on the backs of the poor! This from a guy who was making 6 figures and living in an exclusive neighborhood, by choice.

    I actually like the guy, you just couldn't talk politics with him or he would freak out and turn into instant asshole.

  • John C. Randolph||

    I worked with a prog, that if you got him good and mad by criticizing black jeebus, he would claim to be a communist and proud of it.

    I like to needle those clowns by pointing out that Nixon 2.0 is just as much a tool of the oligarchs as Tricky Dick was. Unfortunately, they don't know enough to understand why appointing Geithner was so damning until I fill them in on who and what Geithner is.

    -jcr

  • Hyperion||

    When I was in an especially ornery mood, I would call Obama, Captain MurderDrone.

    I think that's why he stopped inviting me down to a local pub for beers. Only live a few miles from him, and he still works for the same company as I do, just not in the same building anymore.

  • ||

    "I don't think he's an actual communist, he's just a pretentious douchebag prog that thinks calling himself a commie is edgy and hip."

    This.

    I heard the Mark Levin show thursday evening. An admitted socialist called in. When challenged on why he was a socialist the guy's explanations were an incoherent mishmash of self-contradicting bullshit.

    The next call was from a guy who grew up in Ceausescu's Romania. With a sneer in his voice he said "That fellow that called before, he has no idea what he is talking about".

    That is Myerson, a smug little prick whose profound ignorance is full of certainty. He needs to have his ass whipped by a guy like the Romanian caller, someone who knows just how vile are the things Myerson is advocating.

  • Derpetologist||

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    It would be funny if the hosts would heap tons of shit and derision on him -- make him their bitch.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    Myerson is much easier to take if you view him as a comedian who slept through a couple of political science classes. Or maybe all of them.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    He's even easier to take when you view him as an idiot who slept throw all of life, history, and everything in between.

    Doesn't mean I don't want to see him mercilessly shrilled at by Kennedy. What can I say, I'm not a sophisticated audience.

  • sloopyinca||

    Just a suggestion, but you may want to find a topic and stay with it for 20-30 minutes. The current format is just all over the place and doesn't lend itself to converting people because it doesn't delve deep enough into any single topic and engage in a robust debate.

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't think you can sell 7 ideas that you touch on for 6 minutes each as well as you can 2 ideas that you discuss for 24 minutes each.

    Keep the Two Minutes Hate though.

  • Hyperion||

    Who are you talking to? I assume Reason?

  • Hyperion||

    Or, the Independents?

  • sloopyinca||

    I'm fucking talking to anybody that will listen. SO basically, I'm talking to myself.

  • Hyperion||

    So, then, are you going to stick with a single topic, or are you going to be like the rest of us flighty bastards and just post all over the place and go off topic?

  • sloopyinca||

    I'll get back to you.

  • Banjos||

    I'm listening, sweetie.

  • kibby||

    D'awwwww....

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Take notes from her, please.

  • kibby||

    I think we can both learn a lot from them.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Okay, after bagging on Sloop for being out of the loop...

    I must need an update. Last I heard, you two were too far away from each other for a relationship...

    The other night somebody's talkin' about weddings.

    Confused.

  • kibby||

    We're doing what we can with what we have.

    & that was a joke.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Got it.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    We're doing what we can with what we have.

    Translation: German scat fetish roleplay cybersex via IRC.

  • Tejicano||

    Now I see what Kibby is always saying about conversations getting strange when she turns her attention elsewhere.

  • kibby||

    Right?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That's why you must maintain a Zen-like focus on any thread you participate in.

    You may call me, shifu.

  • kibby||

    If someone else would like to do all my homework, I'd be glad to patrol you jerkfaces.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Eh, we are not so far apart to where it's out of question as far as actually meeting in the near future.

    Plus we are both entering transitional phases in our lives so who knows what might happen.

    But yeah, no weddings anytime soon.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    What transitional phase?

  • kibby||

    Finding real jobs at some point, I think.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Like she said, finding real, stable jobs. Although I speak for both of us when I say we don't object to the rest of you paying us to start a libertarian master race.

  • sloopyinca||

    Um, we met and planned on getting married about two weeks later. I don't understand why you two are too good for the Libertarian Breeding Project.

    Just fucking make it happen, dammit.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I'm 22. I have neither the prospects nor the life experience that you possess. Would hate to put the cart before horse.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Yet already a Grand Moff. Send resumes in for CEO positions at Fortune 100 companies!

  • Hyperion||

    Libertarians in love. It's so sweeeeetttt!!! (:

    Someone should write a song...

  • Calidissident||

    Rihanna already did. It's called "We Found Love (in a hopeless place)"

  • Agammamon||

    Libertarians don't fall in love, they enter into mutually agreed contracts for co-management of their affairs and to advance their social and economic standing.

    We're all heartless bastards - marriage is for money and power.

  • ||

    So the Clintons, Kerrys, and Obamas are Libertarians?

  • Tejicano||

    Nope. Liberarians are heartless. That groups of statists are souless, and more often than not clueless.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Libertarians don't fall in love, they enter into mutually agreed contracts for co-management of their affairs and to advance their social and economic standing.


    So it's like Game of Thrones, only with even more pasty white people.

  • Sudden||

    So it's like Game of Thrones, only with even more pasty white people.

    HM gives us a vision of what the Summer Islands must be like.

  • Sudden||

    This.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Just a suggestion, but you may want to find a topic and stay with it for 20-30 minutes.

    Yeah, Sloop, nobody's suggested that before.

    Jesus, guy disappears for six months, comes back and thinks he's original. ;-)

  • PapayaSF||

    I like the idea. At least try it once or twice and see how it goes.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I vote that we talk about food trucks.

  • ||

    FUCK TULPA

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    That might be before my time. Was he a food truck guy? Does Sloopy know?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    At the risk of summoning it, his absence has been a real positive around here lately.

  • ||

    The best part is when he shows on the weekends and tries to pretend nothing happened. What an autistic socially retarded moron.

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    I don't think he came back last weekend...hopefully, he went the way of Dunphy.

  • Gene||

    I'm starting to wonder if Dunphy wasn't just another one of Tulpa's sockpuppets.

  • ||

    He'll be back shitting up some weekend thread soon enough.

  • sloopyinca||

    Man, we're still trying to put it all together. Were seriously considering crowdsourcing some money in exchange for equity. We just don't know how much we're gonna have to give up.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Can next week's Friday show be about the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit?

    Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control

  • Hyperion||

    9 is not a sacred number. You either have to use 3 or 7. You got to get with the program, dude.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    9 is just a 6 upside down. And we all know six is the perfect number

  • Hyperion||

    I see.

    666

    Unholy devil worshipper!

    I bet you let your kids play those dungeons and dragons games.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    You see in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend, those with loaded guns...

    ...and those who dig...

    You dig.

  • Agammamon||

    Wait, I thought it was those who wear spurs and those who come in by the window.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    A lesser known corollary.

  • Bam!||

    Seven deadly sins, two herbs and a spice.

  • Hyperion||

    See, 7 or 3, 7 or 3.

  • sloopyinca||

    How about a show on the Colonel's seven herbs and spices?

  • Hyperion||

    You mean about how the Colonel is an amateur hack? Popeyes, that was the dude with the real deal formula.

  • Bam!||

    That the new food fight? KFC vs Popeyes?

  • Hyperion||

    It's already over. Popeyes, KO, round one.

  • sloopyinca||

    Bojangles 4 LYF!

  • Hyperion||

    Someone else told me about that. I find it amazing that I live in Baltimore, which has 34,753 chicken joints, seriously, you can't walk down any street in the city without tripping over chicken bones, and I have never seen a Bojangles.

  • ||

    .....not sure if there's anything amazing about living in Balitmore.

    /runs out of room

  • Agammamon||

    Well, actually *living* while in Baltimore is a pretty amazing feat.

  • sloopyinca||

    There are quite a few not too far away from you if you're in Baltimore.

  • Acosmist||

    This. Bojangles is great. I think the only one north of Maryland is the one 3 miles away from us.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    Mississippi is as far west as the Bojangles chain goes. No wonder I never heard of them. I avoid the Wasted Lands east of the Rockies.

  • Sudden||

    Fucking Roscoe's yo.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    Is it evil that I opt for flame-broiled chicken from the Salvadoran joint down the street? And plantains. I think the chickens might be American, but that's about it.

  • ||

    Bullshit. Al was a pretender.

    Gary's was the best there ever was. Sadly he lost out to Al, plus he told me he got tired of smelling like chicken.

    Even sadder is that none of you living off in the hinterlands of Epicurea got to experience Gary's Fried Chicken.

  • ||

    What better way to celebrate Good Friday than with a Good Friday Massacre between the Habs and Nordiques in 1984.

    When hockey was violent and we loved it! Waves fist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B1-c3y_Vng

  • Tman||

    Best Hockey Fight of all time-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ef1YVXM9IU

  • sloopyinca||

  • Tman||

    I watched that one live. My best friend is a huge Red Wings fan so I too felt intense hatred for 90's Avs, especially Roy.

  • ||

    By the way at the 3:06 mark, Jean Hamel actually lost an eye from that punch thus ending his career.

  • Hyperion||

    If Hockey is the last sport to suffer from pussification, then my hat off to Canuckistan, they have finally accomplished something admirable.

    Pretty soon, American football will be touch only and if you call someone on the other team poopey head, you will get a half season suspension, fined half your pay, and have to go to mandatory empathy classes.

  • Derpetologist||

    Recently on Derpbook:


    I am actually Jewish by blood, and an atheist so I can identify with minorities. Can you name a single country in the entire world that white Europeans didn't fuck up at some point? If you know anything about history, you will find that white Christians are behind nearly every atrocity ever.

    I asked if he had ever heard of the Mongols, Aztecs, or Assyrians. We'll see what he says.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Didn't Mongols destroy the flower of Islamic culture when they razed Baghdad to the ground?

  • Derpetologist||

    Yes. The Tigris and Euphrates ran black from the ink of all the books the Mongols threw in the water.

  • ||

    nearly every atrocity ever

    Except the Great Leap Forward, right?

  • ||

    Were the Soviets Christian? Or European? Is the Space Pope reptilian?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    These were growing pains not atrocities.

  • Calidissident||

    "I am actually Jewish by blood, and an atheist so I can identify with minorities."

    This is one of the most pathetic and patronizing things I've ever seen written.

    And the irony of someone who thinks there were no atrocities in the BC era lecturing others on historical knowledge is priceless.

  • Tman||

    It's bad enough how ignorant they are, but when the begin lecturing others it takes on a special level of futility.

  • ||

    Armenian genocide? Oh, those were Christian turks? Of course.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Pol Pot? North Korea? Uganda Rwanda? Zimbabwe?

    What a fucking idiot.

  • Hyperion||

    What are you talking about, man? The Aztecs were totally non war mongering and peaceful until the white devils arrived. Incas, also. That stuff about war mongering and subjugating neighboring tribes and sacrificing people to War Gods, that's just shit that the white devils made up.

  • ||

    Huns, Mayans, Buddhist Burma in the mid 19th century, Thuggee Sect in India, Islamic jihad, Turks on Armenians, Rwanda, the Zulus, Taiping rebellion etc.

    Yeah, their behind all of those alright.

    THAT guy I'd punch in the nose if he was in front of me for displaying his ignorance so a cavalier a manner.

  • Calidissident||

    You don't even have to find non-white people. Anyone with an even passing knowledge of pre-Christian Europe would find that statement absurd.

  • ||

    'They're.'

  • Agammamon||

    Hmm, mention Great Britain, Germany, and France (OK, maybe not France) as countries white people haven't fucked up.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Agammamon||

    Hmm, compared to a goodly number of nations that have never tasted the lash of the white man, they're doing pretty damn well.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    They have Jersey Shore over there?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Yes.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I see what you did there.

  • ||

    Ireland (so not UK), has Tallafornia

  • Agammamon||

    Yeah - they have a show, The Geordie Shore, which is the UK version of nitwits acting stupid and having the very worst of their character flaws recorded, magnified, and broadcast to a decadent audience.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I don't understand a word she's saying.

  • Derpetologist||

    Be thankful for that.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    I caught "You don't fucking know me" after about the 25th time she slurred it out.

  • Raven Nation||

    Pol Pot; Indonesian genocide in East Timor; Hutu/Tutsi; Japanese in WWII.

    Sheesh, I wonder how much wiggle room he was building into "nearly every"?

  • Derpetologist||

    Recently on Derpbook:


    I am actually Jewish by blood, and an atheist so I can identify with minorities. Can you name a single country in the entire world that white Europeans didn't fuck up at some point? If you know anything about history, you will find that white Christians are behind nearly every atrocity ever.

    I asked if he had ever heard of the Mongols, Aztecs, or Assyrians. We'll see what he says.

  • GILMORE||

    "So I can identify with minorities" = Ask what Ghetto he grew up in.

    Also, ask if he knows what the fuck the Rape of Nanking was.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A Jewish ghetto....DUH!!!!

  • Derpetologist||

    He grew up in Skokie and lives in a far north neighborhood in Chicago. His house is a short walk from a convent and a nature preserve.

    Thug life.

  • Tejicano||

    White guys (and I include most Jews in this) who claim to identify with obvious minorities are seriously deluded.

    Recently I overheard a Brit here in Tokyo talking with his buddy and essentially saying that living in Japan was like being a "Nigger".

    Yeah, there are times that some Japanese might stare, and there have been a few times when I have been excluded. But the point where it completely diverges - is not the same - is that he decided to be here and can leave any time he wants. A black American has no such escape hatch.

  • Virginian||

    See, when my Japanese class (or the kids who went anyway) came back from Japan, I got to hear how the Japanese on the subway openly talked about how the black kids in the class looked like monkeys, and that they smelled bad, and that they hoped that the apes wouldn't steal all the bananas from the store. In public. Openly.

    There's a reason our resident racist troll loves Japan so much.

  • Raven Nation||

    And the Japanese still consider Koreans second class. I took a group of teens to Japan and one of the girls was Korean whose family had immigrated to Canada. Not naturalized so still traveling on her Korean passport.

    The Americans didn't need visas. I needed a visa but walked straight through immigration. She needed a visa and had to be able to write her name in Chinese characters (Mandarin?) in the presence of an immigration officer. She was not allowed to use English or Korean characters.

  • ||

    Chinese characters are the same across spoken languages if they're using the traditional set although there are a couple iterations of simplified. The Japanese call theirs Kanji and the Koreans call it the Hanja.

  • Raven Nation||

    OK, I'll take your word for that. But Hanja would still be different to written Korean, right?

  • ||

    Kind of, Hanja is still a core part of written Korean for the well educated. Hangeul (한글) has 24 characters, is phonetic (although it's stacked instead of written straight across like western alphabets) and is the primary written system but hanja will be liberally sprinkled into newspaper articles. The better educated you are, the more hanja you can read comfortably.

    Any (South) Korean kid would be taught how to write their name in Hanja. North Koreans have deprecated hanja entirely and only use hangeul.

  • Raven Nation||

    Got it, thanks.

  • ||

    The Japanese immigration folks were undoubtedly being dickish.

    HM is absolutely right that Hangeul is awesome. Except that my name written in Hangeul means a type of in school punishment. Which was a bummer.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    my name written in Hangeul means a type of in school punishment

    Ha! That's hilarious.

  • ||

    재시
    Jeh-shi "retest" they'd send the kids into a room and make them take tests over and over again when they were being shitty. I kept seeing the sign on doors my first few weeks and thinking my class had been moved for some reason.

    짝사랑 Jahk-sahrang is my favorite Korean phrase. Unrequited love, or as the Koreans would say it "one-sided love" and knowing it when teaching middle schools was a great way to drive screams of discomfort.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Raven Nation||

    Sorry, didn't mean that to sound like I was doubting you. Was more interested in if I was right about difference between Korean characters and Chinese.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Korean is mostly written using a featural (as opposed to phonetic or semantic) alphabet called Hangul. So it works more like English with the Latin alphabet than Chinese ideograms; however, like the Japanese writing system, the also use Chinese characters for certain words.

  • Tejicano||

    I wasn't there so I can't say it did or didn't happen but I can say that it is rare to hear such racial contempt expressed openly.

    But Japan is a different culture and a sovereign nation so I say they have the right to think and talk in ways that might not synch with how we think and say things - just like we, in the US, have the right to be armed regardless of how they think or what their laws are.

    I don't agree with big chunks of what the Japanese think but don't have the right to tell them they are wrong in their own nation and culture. However, if they think it is good WRT a rational world view or simple human existence then I tell them where their feeble logic fails te sniff test.

  • Virginian||

    I am actually Jewish by blood, and an atheist so I can identify with minorities.

    Well you can, but it would be stupid.

    Your grandparents or even great grandparents might have lived through the cruelty and murder of the Nazis. But you didn't. You grew up here, in America. The most adversity you might have faced was the local Eric Cartman. So quit whining.

  • ||

    Hey, man, Scott Tenorman learned that you do not fuck with Cartman.

  • BakedPenguin||

    "Are you going to cry all day, crybaby?"

  • Hyperion||

    Off topic, but I've been talking to my wife last few days about the NV ranch standoff, and she keeps pretending like it's icky that we might consider using force against the government.

    Right now, we're watching film from the 1984 Brazilian revolution to overthrow the military dictatorship of dictator João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo. Irony, because yes, believe it or not, they were willing to use icky guns and violence to get their freedom.

  • Tman||

    What's REALLY icky is that the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all have THEIR OWN SWAT TEAMS.

    What the hell do these idiots need SWAT teams for? This is what should be freaking people out.

  • sloopyinca||

    What the hell do these idiots need SWAT teams for? This is what should be freaking people out.

    Why do you not want brave public servants to not get home to their families at night?

  • Hyperion||

    Many times, here in MD, I see official looking vehicles, looking a lot like police vehicles, except they are mostly green, marked DNR Police.

    Really, we need a DNR Police? Why?

    You can no longer drink a beer in any park in Maryland, and there are signs everywhere warning you to not touch a plant or move a rock out of it's natural position, not to disturb dirt, anything else.

    The government owns everything, it's for their enjoyment, and we are like the serfs during the British Monarchies before we escaped their grasp and escaped to a new land.

    They pursued those who would be free and got their assed handed to them. But they are still among us and are winning again. We have been set back 300 years.

    We are right back where we started.

  • sarcasmic||

    What the hell do these idiots need SWAT teams for?

    Normally these agents depend upon local law enforcement for security. I'm thinking they want their own security forces because they anticipate local law enforcement balking at helping them when they do things like, I dunno, stealing cattle, closing roads, and setting up Free Speech Zones.

  • Raven Nation||

    Department of Education too, I think.

  • ||

    Repeat after me Kennedy. A stick-a-buttah, a loaf-a-bred, a-quart-a-milk, and no interruptions.

  • cavalier973||

    +1 Sesame Street.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Thaddeus Russell doesn't quite defend abject sloth, but he does question the desirability and efficacy of the Protestant work ethic

    Oh, for Fuck's sake! Is there anything Russell isn't abysmally wrong about? Has he yet refrained from bloviating on hot ice and dry water?

  • Bam!||

    US putting troops into Poland.

    You know who else put troops in Poland?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I this a joke?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Is

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The Golden Horde?

  • ||

    Comedians to steal jokes?

  • GILMORE||

    I did while playing Medieval II: Total War

    That said = remember, like 'good white basketball players': THERE ARE NO MILITARY OPTIONS.

    recall that this has been stated repeatedly by every 'expert' thus far.

  • Virginian||

    So I'm driving last night, and tuned from sports radio to news radio. This fucker was on.

    Holy shit this guy has the worst fucking voice (worse than Mark Levin), and he's a pompous neocon fuckstick to boot. He was talking with a defense attorney about how the NYPD shut down their surveillance in mosques program. Ranting and raving about terrorists. Defense attorney says "well, actually they didn't get a single lead from this program in a decade of operation, so they shut it down." Asshole immediately swaps over to "Well if the Boston PD was doing it they would have caught the marathon bomber."

    Fuck I started yelling at the top of my lungs. Like, I know now to change the station when I hear Obama's voice, but this guy slipped right through the filter.

    Fuck this guy.

  • Calidissident||

    Amazing how willing conservatives are to shred the Constitution the minute someone says "terrorists" or "Muslims"

  • Virginian||

    Seriously. Dude is Jewish, I really wish I could have gotten on the show just to ask if it was ok to send plainclothes officers into synagogues to look for the next Baruch Goldstein.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Yeah, he's pretty awful, nasal voice and opinions alike.

    I tuned in to Mark Levin shitting on Ron Paul supporting callers the other night and saying "the Constitution" in a sneering voice. Well, he showed his true colors so for my blood pressure I switched over to the Sweat Hotel.

  • RishJoMo||

    Dude is that gonna be cool or what? Wow.

    www.GotsDatAnon.tk

  • GILMORE||

    I'm sure its already been said a few times but =

    Communist must bleed.

    After Kennedy's screaming fits on Friday, its apparent people are OK with high-levels of Personal Abuse = if so, I see no reason why this abuse should be happening to Not-Communist people when you've had ample opportunity so far to drag Bard-Theatre-Major-boy out to the Intellectual Woodshed and hide him proper.

    Anything short of beta-male tears and I will be disappointed.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Take a moment to think and you'll notice the pattern. Myerson and McInnes are two of the most horrible human beings to current walk the planet, but the Independents line up to perform intellectual fellatio on them because both Myerson and McInnes are both New Yorkers and part of the new-media journalist/literary crowd. So even if Welch and company are aware of how truly awful those two pus-filled skin bags are, they also know that you don't shit where you eat.

  • ||

    The only purpose of having a smug half-wit like that on is to make a spectacle of his drawing and quartering.

    If they aren't going to kick his ass, then why have him?

  • Sudden||

    What's so wrong with McInnes? He's a riot

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    He had a really awful appearance about 2 weeks ago. It was so bad that I concluded that he is no longer funny.

    Seriously. It was really, really, bad.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    I just caught him on a clip of Red Eye drunk and eyeing up Jojo or whatever her name is. Class act. Look for the "chocolate milk" segment.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

  • GILMORE||

    "
    Heroic Mulatto|4.18.14 @ 7:36PM|#

    Take a moment to think and you'll notice the pattern..."

    uh, no.

    What you just said right there was on par with your previous thing about how the Euromaidan were all puppets of the NeoNazis.

    What's your beef with McInnes? His anti-PC stuff for Taki? please to cite examples of his horrible horribleness so we know what Evil looks like.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Yup. Win one for the Gipper, Kennedy -- flay his skin and display it at the Dreadfort.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    My nomination for the new Independent's theme music, because let's face it, the current one sucks 100 giant donkey dicks in a row without even taking a sip from glass of water.

  • ||

    It sounds like you think the current song is both determined and skilled in an impractical art.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I'd say orally pleasuring a burro is more than impractical. Have you seen those things?, you'd need to have a reptile's detachable jaw, or just be Bobbi Bliss.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Sometimes you frighten me.

  • kibby||

    I'm glad it's not just me that has this reaction to 95% of the things he says.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Linking a video with no less than two related videos which includes the phrase "romantic rape" tends to have that effect...

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    All I got where "donkey mating," "llama mating," "dolphin mating," and "rape crisis in the Congo" videos...what did you get?

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    I got those, plus "Politician raped Rajni Chandra- Romantic Scene | Baaghi Aurat" and "Kodama Simhalu telugu movie hot romantic rape scene".

    My browser history is far more degenerate since I started commenting on HnR, I'll tell you that much...

  • Sudden||

    And yet oddly turned on, no?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Did you see any of the "suggested videos" off of that link?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Unfortunately, yes, however I dare not click.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I did, and now I'm sorry.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    What, you *didn't* enjoy the lush cinematography of Super Cute Horse Mating with Donkey?

    *shrugs* I guess HM and I will keep all the good taste on our side of the comments thread...

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I liked that the guy helped move the tail out of the way. What a solid guy!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    And all the time the Super Cute Horse was thinking "DAT ASS" (in Horse language).

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Why you gotta go and 'other' me, dude?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Hey, no judgment.

  • ||

  • sloopyinca||

  • sarcasmic||

    What program do you use to open it?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    The Sugarfree extension in Chrome.

  • sarcasmic||

    I'll pass.

  • ||

    Great picture, but this is the greatest picture on the internet.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Did you take that picture at the Hollywood wax museum?

  • ||

    I remember when that was printed in the New York Post. My friend grabbed like 10 copies for posterity. Amazing picture.

  • sloopyinca||

    Bullshit. How about this guy?

  • sarcasmic||

    MY HERO!

  • sarcasmic||

    *my comment was in reference to sloops pic*

  • sarcasmic||

    Funny how when people want to keep what is theirs, they're greedy. But when some envious leftfuck takes what belongs to someone else, they're noble.

  • ||

    It's called doublespeak for a reason.

  • ||

    But it's not taking from someone else if helps people. That's what you're not getting you stupid right-wing nutto.

    /composite of many Tony's.

  • sarcasmic||

    When you see the economy as a zero sum game, then I suppose you can justify stealing from the rich because you feel that their wealth was taken from someone else. I used to feel that way. Now I think differently.

  • PapayaSF||

    Selfishness: the lack of regard for the selfishness of others.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Virginian||

    "Dad, the doctor says I can't have sex or babies for years, until they fix it."

    "Oh no honey that's...just....wow yeah that's horrible"
    *thinking* holy crap there is a God, and he loves me.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    "Dad, the doctor says I can't have sex or babies can only do it in the ass for years, until they fix it."

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Question is, how did she not know? Don't tell me she never tried to masturbate before then.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    This is why we need to teach female masturbation in public schools.

    As a show of good faith, I volunteer to personally administer the instruction myself without pay or benefits for the first year. I do, however, demand the right to spank any misbehaving students. For science, of course.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    She began with a ‘number one’ dilator, a tiny glass tube, like the smallest size of test tube, and set herself to the task of applying pressure for half an hour, morning and night, on where her vagina should be.

    “It was terribly hard at first, because I didn't really know where to press – I just didn't know where my vagina should be! If there was an existing dimple I wasn't sure where it was, or at what angle I should aim the dilator.”

    ... Susan persisted. The soft tissue slowly gave way to pressure, and a definite indentation appeared. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable, though sometimes a local anaesthetic gel was put on the tip of the dilator as it went deeper. Susan began to use larger dilators. In less than two years she was up to a number four, which she still uses. It's over an inch in diameter and about five inches long. She's not now as persistent about the half-hour ritual twice daily as she used to be, but she knows she has to continue the dilatation, because the vagina will contract and begin to close up if she doesn't. ...

    “It's actually quite hard work,” she says. “My wrist gets terribly stiff, and the dilator digs deep ridges into my fingers and they all go numb.”

    This is my newest fetish.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Link...lest you think that came from the cesspool that is my mind.

  • ||

    There, she was given dilation treatment, which involved using different sized dilators to try and stretch her vaginal canal

    HAWT

  • sarcasmic||

    NAWT

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    A normal teenager would have already started that treatment.

  • Sudden||

    And still she complained of tightness as Warty's DOOMCOCK OF DOOM entered...`

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Well, there is always anal.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Is there? Is there really?
    Have you met my wife?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Sounds like our wives have a lot in common.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    "no."

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Yep. That's the word.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Sounds like our wives have a lot in common.


    *bowchikabowwow*

  • sarcasmic||

    You mean that hole with an EXIT ONLY sign next to it?

  • sarcasmic||

    there once was a girl from Brighton
    whose boyfriend said "my that's a tight one"
    she said "you poor soul"
    "you've got the wrong hole"
    "but there's plenty of room in the right one"

    I'm thinking this girl wasn't from Brighton.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I actually know a girl with a similar condition.

  • Derpetologist||

    So the Derpbook prog is walking back his statement about white Christians being behind every atrocity. He now has specified a time frame of the last 1500 years.

    Yeah, he doesn't know much history.

  • Sudden||

    This is where you remind him that Christianity is just a sect that spun off of Judaism. Ergo, TEH JOOOZ!!!1!!! are responsible for every historical atrocity EVAR!!!1!1!!

  • Derpetologist||

    It would not surprise me in the least if he did not know that.

  • Sudden||

    Based on the posts you've quoted from him, it would actually surprise me considerably if he did know that.

  • Agammamon||

    Well, at least he's willing to grant that Christians aren't so evil that their evil warps time and space so they can violate causality.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    LOL

    Also, why *white* Christians? Is there something particular about the whiteness that causes Christianity to mutate into the cause of all known atrocities?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well...yeah.

    Fuckin' Ice People.

  • lap83||

    Damn Christian communist dictators!

  • ||

    Now I'm watching Vice videos: The Giants of Iceland

    It's about Icelandic strongmen, so uhh more pr0n for Warty?

  • Agammamon||

    Actually, it sounds like Pr0n for *you*.

  • kibby||

    It really does.

  • ||

    A few of them are handsome, but not my default type.

  • ||

    I liked that one, especially the bit where the girly limey Vice reporter attempts to do the obstacle course. THERE IS NO REASON TO BE ALIVE IF YOU CAN'T DO DEADLIFT

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Fuck it. The new Independents theme must be bhangra.

  • Agammamon||

    Have you seen the version that has the JayZ lyrics? For "The Dictator"?

    Ole J man apparently spent absolutely 0 seconds reading a translation of the lyrics before he added his shit to it.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That song, like the mythical Highlander 2, does not exist.

  • Agammamon||

    I heard about that - somebody told me they made a second and third Matrix movie also.

  • ||

    Blonde Travolta and Angry Sikh. Classic.

  • sarcasmic||

    My vote for Independents theme song. Well, not really.

    RIP Oderus Urungus

    =-(

  • sarcasmic||

    "Carry on, my wayward unemployed son
    get the hell off the couch and get a god damn job
    get your ass, out the door
    don't you cry no more"

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    INDEPENDENTS ASSEMBLE!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    WE NEED A LOU DOBBS MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • ||

    Hey.

    /whistles on with hands in pocket walking to nowhere.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It is disturbing the amount of women who find Neil Cavuto attractive. Sicker than any shit I have posted on this thread.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Where is this knowledge of said attraction, Mulling Hero?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It makes up at least 10 percent of every night's "What's the Deal, Neil?"

  • Atanarjuat||

    I don't think any of them would find alternate universe Neil Cavuto, random guy at the bar, who is not on TV and is instead an insurance salesman, attractive in any way. Basically they're all wannabe starfuckers/gold diggers. But then again, I'm terrible at predicting who females will find attractive.

  • lap83||

    He's not remotely attractive. His head is like a balloon wearing glasses. No bone structure.

  • lap83||

    Here I found a picture of Neil Cavuto. This is him, right? I mean it looks exactly like him. It must be.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WvIg.....pets02.jpg

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Definitely him, but he looks jaundiced.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    HOW ABOUT THEM HABS

  • ||

    They're a dark horse.

  • ||

    To be taken seriously that is.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Prediction: Lobotomy.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    do they let you keep the part they take out in a jar?

  • Bam!||

    Does seem a bit down today.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    I am Mayor Jim Ardis and I love it when cops shit in my mouth and on my citizens.

  • Bam!||

    Hoop eggs.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Little hoops.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Does Kennedy look hungover to anyone?

  • Bam!||

    Those are street hoops, she's got.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Kennedy's outdoor hoops are HUGE.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sean Hannity is getting handsy.

  • ||

    Lust after liberty. Good one.

  • GILMORE||

    This is the greatest montage of all time

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Has anyone figured out why on Earth men with money and power tend to have lots of illicit sex? It surely must be one of the great mysteries of our time.

  • John C. Randolph||

    I'm guessing it's due to sex being the whole purpose of acquiring money and power.

    -jcr

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Is she going out of her way to slow down?

  • Bam!||

    Her "time off" was for shock therapy. Settled her down a bit.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Is Kmele going to smother her with a pillow rather than see her spirit broken by Matt, the Big Nurse?

  • kibby||

    That took a dark turn.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    It's in keeping with the tone and story of the book/movie.

  • Sudden||

    RACIST!

  • kibby||

    This is the best response ever.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Matt Welch now forced to wait for Kennedy to call on him to speak like a schoolboy. How the mighty have fallen.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    How disheartening to see Welch so close to claiming the throne this week, only to be cruelly ground back into the dust from whence he sprung.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    So...

    Shut the fuck up about family values.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is hypocrisy one of the deadly sins?

  • ||

    The Marquis was nuts and his writings led to an over-reaction culminating into the storming of the Bastille.

    Just saying.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm not going to lie to you. I like this party panel.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    EDIT.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Lust is holy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The difference between prostitution and pornography is a camera.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Jinx.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    More like you're a plagiarist.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Fair use!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The difference Noelle is a camera.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    What is up with republicans and prostitution?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Dammit. Still stuck in line at Frys.

  • ||

    Oh for a blinking green light!

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    There were only 3 lights total. And they didn't even have everything I went for.

  • kibby||

    That's what you get for signing that social contract.

  • ||

    Interruption meter low. Keep it going Kennedy.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I say the best thing to happen to the Clinton brand was Lewinsky becoming a punchline told over and over again.

    It distracts from the how fucked up and inappropriate the relationship was given the disparity in age and power as well as how sociopathic Team Clinton's response was.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    When I was a progressive I bought into the "it was just a blow job, who cares?" crap. The feminists who defend this are ridiculous. Literally the most powerful man in the world got a BJ from a 20 year old employee. Even as a libertarian, there's something fucked up about that.

  • Sudden||

    The greatest part about if we ever elect a libertarian POTUS is that we don't have to worry about heteronormative sex scandals, what with the reality of there being no female libertarians (banjos, nikki, kibby, and kaptious are merely here to try and score some sweet sweet Aspie nerds).

  • Sudden||

    edit: Banjos already succeeded. Obviously.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Kibby seems to be on the way.

  • Sudden||

    I was unaware of yet another reason love connection. Which one of my fellow libertarians is making the mistake of allowing a succubus to consume his soul?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    It's pretty obvious if you re-read this thread.

  • Sudden||

    Control+F spared me having to read an entire thread cuz I ain't got time for that (gotta walk my dog and then drive an hour to pick up fam and then an hour back the same direction to drop said fam off at LAX).

    I just offer a warning to you my intrepid young libertarian brother: never let them have your heart. They can possess your body for a passing moment, but never let them inside your head, for they are a wicked and ravenous lot whose only joy comes from devouring souls and spitting out the remains.

  • Sudden||

    obligatory followup: TISWTANFL

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Very true, but I can't make any promises with someone as awesome and wonderful as kibby.

  • ||

    SoCal's most Serious Reasonoid.

  • Raven Nation||

    IFH?

  • kibby||

    She's stuck on the other side of the world, though, yeah?

  • Raven Nation||

    Well, she is on the other side of the world, but maybe not stuck. I'm sure she'd consider moving half way around the globe for a relationship with someone posting here.

  • Sudden||

    Women get the tingles from sociopathy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The hoarse throat on Kennedy tells me that she was either suffering this week from laryngitis or screaming her way through primal therapy.

  • Calidissident||

    South Carolina mayor fires police chief ... for being a lesbian and investigating one of his cronies

    "Bullard fired Moore on Tuesday but has refused to comment on why he fired her. Councilman Jarret Taylor said Moore was fired because she refused to sign seven written reprimands. Taylor said Moore simply asked to talk with her attorney before signing, but Bullard demanded that she sign the reprimands immediately. When she didn’t, he fired her.

    The reprimands were tied to Moore’s investigation of the town’s new Parks and Recreation Department Director Vontray Sellers, who was hired by Bullard in February. The Latta Police Department began looking into Sellers’ background after it was reported that Sellers was driving a town vehicle despite having a suspended driver’s license.

    Williams, Taylor and several other council members and local residents said Bullard has been intent on getting rid of Moore because of the former police chief’s sexual orientation.

    In a recorded telephone conservation with Taylor that made its way to media outlets and online earlier this week, Bullard said:

    'I would much rather have — and I will say this to anybody’s face — somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children. … I’m not going to let two women stand up there and hold hands and let my child be aware of it. And I’m not going to see them do it with two men neither.'"

  • Calidissident||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I already like Jolly Brother.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What the hell happened to Payne? Did he age ten years in the four months since I last saw him?

  • BigT||

    Good timing with a Problem Gambling commercial.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Selfishness isn't necessarily an entitled sense. Wanting and deserving aren't synonymous and I think most people know that.

  • Bam!||

    Interrupting isn't a sin, Kennedy.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Kmele, would it have killed you to actually have read the book and understand Rand's definition of "selfishness" (aka rational egoism)?

  • ||

    I liked that guy. Charles was it?

    Progressives wouldn't be able to read an income statement. They'd just pull a sad over it.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Gross sales are 4 billion?!?! You rich bastards!

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He occidentally forgot his tie.

  • GILMORE||

    ouch

  • GILMORE||

    The Independents Attire Review, 18 April 2014

    Washateria-Edition

    - Kennedy: Raspy-voice wrapped in day-glo goodness brings the kind of Kennedy we like best: burning out the pixels in your plasma screen and flogging your eardums with discordant frequencies. Whammo! Someone's sending undertones of "Motherfucker Sit in My Chair, Think They're ME and Shit..." We Vote: Superfly

    - Matt: Stop the presses: NEW TIE!!?! Conservative Blue grey/white-striped tie... on lilac shirt? (i honestly can't tell exactly what color the shirt is) But what we are witnessing here is a historic event equal to Mao's GREAT LEAP FORWARD, without all the death and stuff. Matt has shown repeat, gross, willful incompetence in dealing with certain shades, and here tonight we witness a sudden reversal of all we have known. It.... god help me, it *works*.

    I would like to ask for a moment of silence in rememberance of all the horrible things Matt has worn in the past. Sam Cooke says: Change is Gonna Come

    - Kmele: Dude is chilling. Maybe its Friday? Maybe he's giving Matt room to breathe. Maybe he doesn't give a fuck. We find ourselves supporting Kmele's attire diversification in aid of the Greater Good: Making the Trio look more interesting. That ain't gonna happen if he's out-styling everyone *every night*. Tonight's casual ensemble wins the Team Player award. Score: +1 John Starks

    Thank You

  • ||

    Matt Patriot.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah, Welch. American exceptionalism!

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    This guy's understanding of economics isn't so great.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It's Russell, his understanding of everything isn't so great.

  • ||

    Finding permanent work in Europe is hard.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Take a smartphone and put a clock in it!

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Feed tuna fish mayonnaise.

  • BigT||

    Europeans work less because they can't climb higher by working harder due to govt controls.

    We also have a higher income inequality, proof one can rise to a higher level.

  • ||

    I would love to see just how productive North Americans really are during Siesta. My cousin once told me the peak hours between 1-4 is best to recharge and go back to work from 4 to 6 or 7. That's how they do it and I don't think it's entirely crazy.

  • ||

    That's why they have dinner later than we do by the way.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I think it's really climate-based. When I lived in tropical climes, a siesta was a really good idea. But back here, I just don't get the after lunch sleepies.

  • Agammamon||

    And, from my perspective, I want to get in, get the job done, and then go home.

    Don't want to go into work, get some stuff done and then spend the next 2-4 hours wandering around a bunch of closed shops (since *they're* all on break too).

    That was my experience dealing with Italian businesses when I lived there. On the plus side - we kept American hours and were getting off work at just about the time everyone else was going back to for the evening.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So how long ago was this show recorded? It makes no sense that she would have taken the whole week off just to come in on Wednesday and not do the live show but do the show they're recording for Friday. My guess? Last November.

  • GILMORE||

    Strange her 'woman on the street' voice is OK but her host-voice is all sexified.

  • BigT||

    Commie core commercial! Rly??

  • ||

    If greed is a motivator than so could envy, no?

  • GILMORE||

    Tom Friedman: 'nice guy'?

    No, still a douche.

  • ||

    Okay. With these women on the panel I'm experiencing lust tonight.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    WTF? Where did she come from?

  • Bam!||

    She was in the room next to Kennedy in the asylum. Made a friend and brought her back to the show.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Yeah, not a good first impression.

  • ||

    Shit, get my whip! I want to ride McDowell.

  • ||

    Whoa, Dagon here is intense about her military victories

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Notice it's the lady, who would never be drafted, is so willing to use military force.

    Funny, that.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    You temper it with reason.

  • kibby||

    From Serious Man:

    You know who else caused massive destruction because of his wrath?

  • GILMORE||

    KHAN!!!!!

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Fuck you.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    See I thought you were referencing the Twolves old GM

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    And I spelled it wrong.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Kahn?

  • GILMORE||

    Madeline Kahn was a wonderful, beautiful woman and your attempt to sully her legacy is shameful.

  • Bam!||

    The Hulk

  • kibby||

    Probably not the answer he was going for, but I like this one more.

  • ||

    God?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    KHHAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

    But Old Testament God is also acceptable. And maybe Achilles as well as you can attest to my dear.

  • kibby||

    Damn, I should have thought of that one. Iliad is currently being blacklisted in my head because of the terrible paper I wrote a few weeks ago on it.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    But Achilles' wrath was due to the Gods.

  • kibby||

    His wrath was due to his desire for κλέος (please don't eat that, squirrels), which stemmed from Agamemnon which stemmed from Apollo helping a loyal priest -- but still.

    Achilles was the one who made the decision to go to Troy, knowing he would die there, & making the rest of the Greeks suffer because he didn't want to give up any of his toys was a dick move. They're all dicks in Iliad.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    They're all dicks in Iliad.

    That is your dissertation abstract.

    That. Right there. Nothing more.

    Promise me.

  • kibby||

    Ugh, then I'd have to take Greek again. Can't I posit the same thing about Aeneas & all the douchebags in his story?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    This is the only quote you need:

    "The gods have no mercy. That is why they are gods."

    --Cersei Lannister

  • kibby||

    I think my advisor might frown upon my use of a fantasy novel to back up my thesis on a Latin epic poem.

  • sloopyinca||

    You know what other work of fiction is full of dicks?

  • kibby||

    In The Valley of Penises?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Another name for Hit and Run.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    +1 Mr. Hat.

    Serious Man is a lucky guy.

  • GILMORE||

    Woman seems to not really understand what the point being made actually is.

    War is all well and good.

    Rationalizing torture because "we're at WAR!!" is bullshit

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Preach it, Kmele!

    *raises hand in air and waves*

    Mmm..mmmmmm.mmmmm!

  • ||

    35 minutes and there's a flow to the show.

    Did Kennedy go on some sort of training for four days?

    Who cares! It's working!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you're a conqueror.
    -Eric Qualen

  • ||

    She is right, but it is pretty obvious why cowardice was never included in the list of deadly sins.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Foster snuck some Seventh Day Adventist preaching on bacon in there.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    That is not how I imagined LinkedIn.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I say we feed the kids a paste of nutrients. And also put them in uniforms and shave their heads.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Let ya in on a little secret...

    Teh gubmint has ripped the fun out of EVERYTHING!

  • GILMORE||

    I never believed any mother would name their child 'Baylin' if their last name was 'Linnekin'

    What, Dwarves?

  • BigT||

    LinkedIn writes like a kid. This guy is way different from what I expected.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I was expecting a female.

  • Bam!||

    How'd the first lady get so much power in this country? Messing around with school lunches like that.

  • Bobarian||

    The POTUS is afraid of displeasing her?

  • Bobarian||

    Or having his arm ripped from the socket?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Let her win.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Foster: In my day we didn't have social media. Up hill, both ways.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Linnekin schooled Welch on the NSA.

  • ||

    I have to deal with government guidelines.

    Bull shit.

    That is all.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    I like Kennedy's eye shadow. Yummy.

  • ||

    Oh, I finally get to see the commie live.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Because you are a fucking commie.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Coveting doesn't necessarily lead to theft.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    "because I'm straight" Citation needed.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    What I'm trying to do is force others.

  • ||

    Straight, white male. Wasn't expecting that.

  • Buddy Bizarre||

    Wow. I think this would count as expert opinion.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Myerson is straight?

    jesse, we need a call from the judges here.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    His previous ruling stands.

  • ||

    I don't know, I was shocked by him coming out as straight, but I would hate to project my expectations of his sexual orientation on him.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    He's on your team. Period.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    While I don't begrudge him if he feels the need to be closeted, for whatever reason. However, I feel Myerson's reason is the irrational fear that the meanies of FOX News would assault or kill him if they knew he was gay.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    He should carry that shame for being a communist instead.

  • GILMORE||

    He's not Gay. He's Beta.

    Slight difference.

  • GILMORE||

    Or, 'Gay without the fun part'

  • Bam!||

    Commie's arguments is as spastic as his body language.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I love how cheerily moronic this guy is. The bullshit comes with such zest.

  • ||

    This guy is missing the point.

    About life and humanity.

  • Bobarian||

    Implies Competition? Fucking Douche!

  • ||

    Fucking define fairness.

    Who gets to decide fairness?

  • Raven Nation||

    Don't have details but Braves pitcher had no hitter thru seven but lifted for relief pitcher at start of 8th.

  • ||

    That's wrong.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Former Dodger Aaron Harang. It's the second time this season he's carried a no-hitter past 6 innings.

  • ||

    Twice? Bitch.

    He must be wondering if he was Rick Ankiel in a past life.

  • GILMORE||

    I'm offended that they're not even following up on the first two @#($*)@(* retarded things he just said. Which are in fact, the first two things he said.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVEN'T READ THE SAME IDIOCY THAT I HAVE.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    You give him too much credit.

  • ||

    Holy shit is this guy eats his own shit.

  • Bobarian||

    It's not fair!

    /little girls voice

  • GILMORE||

    YOU HAVENT READ THE ONE BOOK I READ THEREFORE YOU DONT KNOW LIKE WHAT I WOULD SAY IF I UNDERSTOOD IT

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    OMFG!

  • BigT||

    Stalin! Prosperity! 80,000,000 murdered!!

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    THIS

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Yeah. Hunger problem. BULLSHIT!

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I was on the freeway and stopped for gas. The mini-mart was closed. Food insecurity!!!!!!!

  • GILMORE||

    herpderpherderp

    Gee, communism kept the Chinese poor, and now they are growing like gangbusters, BUT....???

    They let him off the hook with that??

  • ||

    Ah.

    The children.

  • Bobarian||

    Look at the flop sweat. He thought he was gonna get coddled.

    Delicious.

  • Bam!||

    Wiped it away right there.

  • sloopyinca||

    Datsyuk scores!

    Wow, are you guys missing one hell of a game.

  • ||

    I'm watching it.

  • sloopyinca||

    Boston finally wakes up and peppers Howard with 5 good shots and then they give up a goal. Awesome.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    This guy is brain dead.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Ha ha! Caught in a fucking lie. You piece of shit Myerson. Fuck you.

  • Buddy Bizarre||

    "Massive hunger problem" [bangs head on desk]

    Defining problems down. I'm old enough to remember starvation crises that turned into malnutrition & now simply hunger.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Congress...austerity? *head asplodes*

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Nobody goes to bed hungry in this country. Not because of poverty, anyway. The single biggest indicator of poverty in this country is obesity.

    Fuck this guy.

  • ||

    I've known a couple of families where the kids weren't getting fed because the parents were complete imbeciles and couldn't manage their benefits all the way through the month. A friend's son had two children taken away by the state over it. I told the friend that I'd pay for her son's vasectomy and she's currently working on convincing him.

    It would be my greatest achievement if I sterilized this guy.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Like I said, it's not because of poverty. A box of Mac N Cheese can feed 4 people for less than $1.

    I'm sure there are much cheaper options, but my kids love Mac N Cheese.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Also let's not forget that people who are defined by the USDA as "food insecure" are rolled up into the statistics on hunger.

    Food insecure is anyone who misses a meal a few times a week due to work or lack of funds. Which means thousands of college students are technically food insecure and thus 'hungry' if they consume nothing but Ramen or energy drinks during finals week.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Real food insecurity= when McDonalds discontinues the McRib.

    Millions of people are left hanging, and have no idea when they will get their hands on a McRib again.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Think smaller...and more legs.

  • Bobarian||

    You have no idea how many legs have been ground up into a McRib.

  • Sevo||

    Plàya Manhattan.|4.18.14 @ 10:15PM|#
    "Real food insecurity= when McDonalds discontinues the McRib."

    Naah.
    When the Micky D's at the end of GG Park cuts off the "Dollar Meals"!
    Where are the junkies gonna go?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    P.S. You are really pro-sterilazation.

  • ||

    Very. Voluntary of course.*

    I see incompetent and cruel people accidentally shitting out kids left and right, and I (someone who would be a solid parent) would have to put in a great deal of effort to make it happen. I'm just trying to even the playing field in my own small way.

    *Unless someone can get me an ultrasound gun, then I'm going to run around sonicating the shit out of people's gonads.

  • ||

    Jesse, I have/had two welfare cases come through my place. Both times their difficulties were due to their poor decisions.

    For example, the government gives you a tax credit so as to allow you to go out and work. Instead, they take the money and go buy food. So now, they're in debt to not only me but the government as well since they will ask for the money back at the end of the year.

    Simple stupid stuff like this. It's okay. The Myerson's of this world will fix that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    As much fun as it is to listen to this guy's BS, I think we're seeing the end of the Independents capacity to suffer Myerson.

  • ||

    Enough resources through government rationing.

    Whatever you say creep.

  • GILMORE||

    DRACONIAN CUTS TO FOOD STAMPS!!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LRuM.....ing+70.jpg

  • Bobarian||

    I think someone's gonna start crying.

  • ||

    Good exchange.

  • ||

    So Jesse, who says he is a nice guy, is blowing Stalin's horn. That is a great plan for lifting people out of poverty, you shitbag. Just murder 100 million people and take all their stuff, give it to everyone else.

    Would someone please break that nice guy's nose?

  • Bobarian||

    And by horn, you mean penis?

  • ||

    Did I say he was a nice guy? I believe I said I'd sleep with him, not date, marry or raise children with.

  • ||

    Woops, totally misread that as "Jesse says he's a nice guy but he's blowing Stalin's horn" I keep forgetting the communist is also named Jesse.

  • sloopyinca||

    Serious question: how can you sleep with someone you find morally repugnant? I just couldn't do it no matter how good looking they were. I'd be trying to find a way to "accidentally" punch her in the face.

  • lap83||

    Agreed. Sleeping with evil people brings a whole new element of risk to already risky behavior. Revenge porn, torn condoms, etc.

  • Agammamon||

    You go in dry?

  • ||

    A ball gag and the knowledge he wouldn't be able to talk for the duration?

    I know plenty of people who think that my libertarian leanings are cruel and evil. If a guy is willing to forego fighting about politics over drinks we can get along just fine even though I'd never want his ideology to become dominant and I wouldn't want him in power.

    lap: his grand scale beliefs are evil, I can get past that. If he's kicking puppies on his walk to work, I'd have a harder time getting past that, and I believe that's more indicative of someone who would increase risk just to be an asshole.

  • SweatingGin||

    The Safeword is "Pelosi"

  • ||

    That'd certainly guarantee I'd lose my wood mid sex.

  • ||

    My apologies. I should have specified.

    I was referring to him, the pinkopieceofshit, not you Jesse. I will never refer to him as Jesse again.

    In an interview soon after he wrote his first " Ima commie" article he professed himself to be a nice guy in response to someone pointing out the horrible crimes committed in the name of communism.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Better, but next time I want blood.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    If you give the man on the left a sharp object you will likely see him carving up shit which will result in said liquid.

    I get his angst... I just don't understand his politics.

  • GILMORE||

  • Atanarjuat||

    Living in a poor part of NYC = living in a favela. OK then.

  • BigT||

    Kennedy must not have religious training - pride is the root of all sin, not the least.

  • Bobarian||

    Well from a religious stand-point pride like ex-mayor Doucheburg.

  • ||

    Well. I got to see the commie.

    I can honestly say...speechless.

  • BigT||

    This was his best (worst) performance.

  • Army of the 12 Monkeys||

    You guys see a pseudo-Communist. I see a b.s. artist who managed to get Rolling Stone to publish his Communist screed. He really should be on the party panel, instead of falling on Stalin's sword all the time. Meh.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Pride is nothing to be ashamed of.

  • GILMORE||

    Pride in an abstracted 'identity' with a group or 'pride' in one's own personal achievements?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Goddammit, just once someone acknowledge that play on words.

  • GILMORE||

    Are you saying your cute wit is underappreciated?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I've said made that exact comment several times and no one ever gets it. NO ONE. So that means the problem is with everyone else and not me.

  • ||

    Oh, I got it.

    Really, I did.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You're my new favorite.

  • GILMORE||

    I don't think its as clever as you think it is.

  • sloopyinca||

    The only kind of pride that leads to evil is Pride (In The Name Of Love).

    Fucking Bono.

  • Sevo||

    Fist of Etiquette|4.18.14 @ 9:58PM|#
    "Pride is nothing to be ashamed of."

    That's GOOD!
    And there are those who have much to be humble about!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You're my new favorite.

  • ||

    And the Wings win.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Suck it, Boston.

  • sloopyinca||

    ^^THIS^^ Oh, so much this.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • GILMORE||

    The 'tard dumbs down 'starvation' to 'food insecurity' = a term popularized by the Progs to continue to find reasons to tear their hair out and beat their breasts about HOW MUCH THEY SO FUCKING CARE which naturally is a perfect reason to Take Your Paycheck ASAP

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    FOSTER IS A RACIST HOMOPHOBE.

  • ||

    What a play by Franzen and Datsyuk for the winner for Detroit.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    AH! Lou Dobbs.

  • ||

    Good job, Kennedy. As much as Matt was great, you rebounded.

    You get a sticker and YOU get to pick the flavor. I have skunk or strawberry.

  • BigT||

    Except this was almost certainly recorded before Matt's interregnum.

  • ||

    Oh?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There was no current news of the day in the episode. It was most definitely recorded long ago. Pull your head out of your ass.

  • ||

    It was a 'special episode' but whatever.

  • Agile Cyborg||

    Kennedy looked sexier than usual so who the fuck gives a tiny pot turd?

  • GILMORE||

    ARGH!DERBS...

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Get your hipster on:
    Tomorrow is record store day.

  • Bam!||

    What's a store?

  • ||

    Is that just up here or in the States too?

  • Raven Nation||

    US as well.

  • kibby||

    Meh. Let me know when Free Comic Book Day rolls around again.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    May 3rd.

  • kibby||

    I'll put it on my calendar & try to remember to actually go this year. Though all our comic stores are abysmal in Tucson.

  • sloopyinca||

    OK< so you're in Tucson and GMASM is in Orange County. Banjos was in Phoenix and I was almost in Fresno.

    NO excuses, you two.

  • kibby||

    We're trying! Scheduling around school, work & financial issues is a challenge!

  • sloopyinca||

    It's 5 fucking hours. Meet at our house FFS. I'll "chaperone".

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    By "chaperone", you mean "be boom operator" for the sex tape that shall be made.

    Right?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    More like 7 hours from where I live to Tucson. And I don't own a car. I'll probably just pay for the hour and a half flight.

    And if we're lucky "chaperone" means operate the boom mic for the sex tape. I'm not too keen on ending up Banjos' lampshade.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Snuff film, sex tape...who's counting?

  • kibby||

    Why is this happening to me??

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    It's because you're not enlightened enough to know what's truly going on. You read these words and think it's part of an internet commenting forum on a political magazine's blog. In actually, this text is part of an occult ritual designed to rend asunder the fabric of space-time so that the Dark One Before Time may enter our plane of existence and reward us with oblivion. The rancid film of corruption that you feel coating your soul, your very quintessence, is only a side-effect of that.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Because we started talking and my charm and wit won you over?

  • BigT||

    Crowdsourcing. I'll kick in $20 if you post pics.

  • kibby||

    Yeah, uh, pics are going to cost you far more than that. Far, far more.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Though all our comic stores are abysmal in Tucson.

    Really? What makes them so bad?

  • kibby||

    None of them feel very welcoming. I'm spoiled by the place I went to in Cleveland, I think.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    A shame. I don't know what it is about comic book stores that can be so off-putting, but it's a recognized phenomenon.

  • kibby||

    I've always wanted to open one that's open all night & has a coffee bar in it.

  • Sevo||

    "I don't know what it is about comic book stores that can be so off-putting, but it's a recognized phenomenon."

    I do.
    The customers.

  • Bobarian||

    Once you start spending hundreds of dollars a month, they become much less off-putting.

  • ||

    You want a man? I give you Ryan Getzlaf. 52 stitches after getting a puck in the face, his wife gives birth that night and he's in the line-up tonight.

    Yeah, you try and invade us America.

  • ||

    Why, in the name of God, would we want to invade?

  • ||

    For, greed!

  • ||

    We are greedy and lust for your.......what is it you have again?

  • Sevo||

    Medical care! Just head south of the border.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    We are coming for your...

    Never mind.

  • sloopyinca||

    We don't need to invade you. Your best and brightest keep coming down here to play. Eventually, you'll only have the Frog players staying north of the border.

  • ||

    Don't forget the Newfies.

  • sloopyinca||

    Ah yes, Joel Pile's favorite province.

  • ||

    Who is Joel Pile?

  • sloopyinca||

    [spit take]

  • sloopyinca||

  • ||

    Ah.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    and he scored a great goal!

  • ||

    Raven Nation, Harang was pulled after 121 pitches. So I guess that had something to do with it.

    Still.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    I think the ugliest no-hitter I ever heard of was former Dodger Edwin Jackson walking 10 batters and make 121 pitches. Or something like that.

  • ||

    That's ugly indeed.

  • ||

    You know, I gotta say I'm digging the Dallas Stars new uniforms.

    Off to watch the Ducks-Stars game.

  • ||

    Perhaps Kennedy ( being the perfect one to do it ) should have asked Myerson how many people he would murder in the US in order to achieve the kind of stellar economic success Stalin did.

    That is what immediately popped in my head when he mentioned Stalin because Ron Bailey did that very thing to a commie and it stuck in my memory.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Okay, I was warned about The Lone Ranger...and I did it anyway. Huge mistake.

    I'm about to hit play on Man of Steel. Because I NEVER listen.

    BTW, how was Django Unchained?

  • ||

    I liked it. The KKK scene was hilarious.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Man of Steel was disjointed as fuck and a disappointment because you do get glimpses of a potentially good movie trying to escape a bad director. Zack Snyder sucks.

    Django was great, pulpy fun like you'd expect from Tarantino. I don't think you'd be disappointed.

  • sloopyinca||

    I'm about to hit play on Man of Steel.

    Serious question: are you retarded?

  • kibby||

    Seconded.

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    You ever wonder if Zack Snyder exists purely to make JJ Abrams' movies look better in comparison?

  • kibby||

    SO MUCH LENS FLARE.

  • sloopyinca||

    He's so fucking bad he makes Paul Verhoeven look like Cecil B Demille.

  • Virginian||

    I like Dawn of the Dead, I like 300, I like Watchmen. Man of Steel was meh, although I did like some parts of it a lot.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    are you retarded?

    71

  • Derpetologist||

    I recommend Thankskilling- It's a quasi-porno about a supernatural killer turkey.

    I'm sure it is based on a story by Sugarfree.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Okay, you guys are all fucked. That was NOT a bad movie.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    BTW, how was Django Unchained?

    You mean "Kill Bill, Part 4"?

    Tarantino's become so derivative he's now ripping off his own movie plots.

  • Derpetologist||

    So I posted the survey about morality on the Derpbook prog's wall. I noted the part about how a around 1/3 of Team Blue opposes abortion and homosexuality. He replies that Team Blue, unlike Team Red, never passes laws against that stuff. I point out Clinton's signatures on the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

    I'm optimistic. I feel like he's getting smarter.

    Very slowly.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Is this guy a sex offender too?

  • Derpetologist||

    Same sex offender guy.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Sounds like he didn't properly learn his lesson.

  • Derpetologist||

    Well, he has another 4800 words or so to write. We'll see how he reacts to Milton Friedman.

  • Derpetologist||

    Derpbook prog tries to corner me by asking which country kept slavery the longest. I reply the Muslim world. He replies by saying they are 200-300 years behind us. I chastise him for his bigotry.

    What a maroon!

  • Sevo||

    So the Muslims can keep slaves 300 more years and he's cool with that?

  • Derpetologist||

    Funny how he holds different groups to different standards while loudly claiming to be against racism and bigotry.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Progressivism 101, bro.

  • Calidissident||

    "Derpbook prog tries to corner me by asking which country kept slavery the longest."

    What kind of idiot would think that a country as young as the US would have the longest period of slavery in history? And if he meant which Western country had slavery the latest, he's still wrong, as Brazil was the last, and it was also abolished in Cuba and Puerto Rico after the US (to be fair to those places, they were part of the Spanish Empire at the time).

    "I reply the Muslim world."

    That's not a country, though I see your point. Do you mean "longest" or "latest?" I'm sure you could find societies where slavery existed for more than the 1300-1400 years it did/has lasted in Islamic societies.

    His other comment is too idiotic to even bother responding to.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Slavery is de facto legal in Mali and Mauritania.

  • Calidissident||

    I'm aware of that, hence the /has in there

  • Derpetologist||

    Muslims often describe themselves as belonging to one nation- the Ummah.

    The country with the longest stretch of slavery was probably the Roman Empire.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Nah, both Ancient Egypt and China would have Rome beat, I'd believe.

  • Derpetologist||

    Google says Rome was the Energizer Bunny of empires.

  • Derpetologist||

    Google says Rome was the Energizer Bunny of empires.

  • Sevo||

    "Nah, both Ancient Egypt and China would have Rome beat, I'd believe."

    I don't think is takes more than a nuanced view of the term "slavery" to assert China had it from, say 2KBC until at least 1978.
    Private owners of slaves didn't exist after 1949, but the government certainly disposed of the slaves as poorly as the worst private owners ever did.

  • Calidissident||

    Nation and country aren't synonymous. Again, this is really beside the point, as this guy's argument is wrong no matter how you slice it.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Lead story on HuffPo - far right site Stormfront "responsible for 100 murders of minorities".

    Derp, Sevo - go get them!

  • Derpetologist||

    I'll get on that the moment you go after the Great and Powerful O for killing hundreds of civilians and children with drone strikes.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    "Collateral Damage!" - learned that from the Bushpigs!

  • Derpetologist||

    Oh, OK. How about the deaths from Fast and Furious?

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug|4.18.14 @ 11:04PM|#
    ""Collateral Damage!" - learned that from the Bushpigs!"

    You slimy turd, you blame Obama's murders on Bush?
    Damn, you're a nasty, miserable, stinky piece of shit. I hope you die a slow and painful death and you're cut off from treatment by one of Obo's death panels.
    The world would be much better off if you mom had miscarried.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    You're an idiot who lacks reading comprehension.

    Obama's killings are not blamed on Bush for a moment. Instead I used a famous phrase the Bushpigs used to ameliorate military killing of innocents.

    Collateral Damage!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Collateral Damage = "Shit happens and too bad you got in the way".

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug|4.18.14 @ 11:16PM|#
    "Collateral Damage = "Shit happens and too bad you got in the way"."

    Keep trying to walk it back, shitpile. No one here is fooled.

  • Derpetologist||

    Or Benghazi?

  • sloopyinca||

    "But Bush did it' is your standard for acceptable behavior for a President now?

    What a pathetic asshole you are.

  • Calidissident||

    Stormfront is a shithole that shouldn't exist (I don't mean forcibly shut down, just that in a perfect world no one would be crazy or hateful enough to hold the views they do), but it's a bit of a stretch to hold a website responsible for murders that members commit. There's no reason to think these guys wouldn't have killed people had they not found Stormfront. Also, most, if not all, of the people Breivik killed were not minorities, so your mock headline isn't accurate.

  • Sevo||

    So you're suggesting that shitpile is, well, a bit mendacious? Well, I NEVER!
    Actually, he's a lying, slimy turd.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Lead story on HuffPo - far right site Stormfront "responsible for 100 murders of minorities".

    Probably because HuffPo doesn't want to touch how many minorities murder their own.

  • Sevo||

    Grand Moff Serious Man|4.18.14 @ 10:30PM|#
    "'Man of Steel was disjointed as fuck"...
    Not interested in flicks about Stalin; anyone here read?
    Just finishing "Hungry Ghosts"; Mao's starvation promotion called the "Great Leap Forward".
    Somewhere between 30-40M starved to death, and the last chapter is the best; all the western apologists saying 'Naah, just a couple of hungry people'.
    Edgar Snow (when people were starving in the cities): "I must assert that I saw no starving people in China"
    Francois Mitterand (about the same time): "Mao is no dictator" (yeah, that is a quote) Mao had to be speaking the truth when he said 'repeat [...] there is no famine in China'.
    There's more, and they were never given the treatment that the liar McCarthy was given. But then, they were lying lefties.

  • kibby||

    That sounds like a soul-crushing read. I'll add it to my list, though.

  • Sevo||

    kibby, it's not as bad as "Mao". I simply cannot get through it.

  • Derpetologist||

    My favorite book on communism is Stalin: Breaker of Nations. I believe it is by Robert Conquest.

    Conquest was asked to re-title one of his books after 1991 and the opening of the KGB archives. His answer was "how about 'I told you so, you fucking fool!'"

  • Sevo||

    I think I've passed by that one several times, but after Pipes ad Figes on the revolution, I need to read that.

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    What Sevo said. Read Figes and Pipes' stuff on the Bolshies; want to give Conquest a shot eventually.

  • Sevo||

    "Read Figes and Pipes' stuff on the Bolshies"

    I've got Pipes on the Civil War coming.

  • Derpetologist||

    My favorite book on communism is Stalin: Breaker of Nations. I believe it is by Robert Conquest.

    Conquest was asked to re-title one of his books after 1991 and the opening of the KGB archives. His answer was "how about 'I told you so, you fucking fool!'"

  • Derpetologist||

    *fools

  • Derpetologist||

    Derpbook prog now says Muslims are not backward- they are just a new religion that needs time to catch up.

    HAHAHA!

  • Derpetologist||

    Sikhism is only about 500 years old, and yet I never hear anything about Sikh terrorism.

  • sloopyinca||

    Yes, but let's not forget the horrors Scientology has subjected us all to.

  • SweatingGin||

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • SweatingGin||

    I was gonna say, Sikhs are generally regarded as badasses, and one territorial dispute away from being terrorists.

  • Derpetologist||

    And yet if someone drew cartoons of their guru, I doubt there would be riots across the world.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Sell out or rent to some paparazzo and move behind the Orange Curtain.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    My HOA has rules against that. It's one of the reasons that so many Lakers and Kings have lived here over the years.

  • Derpetologist||

    Ask him if he likes fish sticks.

    http://www.southparkstudios.co.....a-gay-fish

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I will. And I'll ask him where the Hobbit is too...

  • Derpetologist||

    Ask him if he likes fish sticks.

    http://www.southparkstudios.co.....a-gay-fish

  • ||

    Now there's someone I wouldn't be able to resist punching...

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Pennsylvania teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

    Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

    The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.

    School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.

    The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different.

    Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

    Another blow struck against The Patriarchy.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Monsters.
    A fifth of British gardeners have thrown snails over their neighbour's fence, according to a survey.

  • SweatingGin||

    it's funny, I can't imagine throwing a snail over the fence, but I could imagine my Scottish grandmother and great aunt (both deceased) doing so.

  • Sevo||

    Much more fun with a fungo bat. Toss the snail, take a swing; 'snail dust' and hardly any of it makes it over the fence.

  • SweatingGin||

    is a fungo bat like a cricket bat?

  • Sevo||

    Ya know, I had to look it up: http://www.bing.com/search?q=f.....d59dd85f0d
    I thought it was a long, skinny bat for whacking slow-ball hard balls, and it looks like it.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    THERE is bad taste and then there is this.

  • SlV||

    The carpet is a little excessive but the rest of this works.

  • Agammamon||

    If your *really* into Black And Decker.

  • Derpetologist||

    Lena Dunham wants to be Chelsea Clinton's fetus:

    http://twitchy.com/2014/04/17/.....ons-fetus/

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

    Will Team Hillary's feminist champions remain consistent and refer to Chelsea's unworthy-of-life parasite as a fetus and not a baby?

  • Grand Moff Serious Man||

  • SweatingGin||

    Working next to Beavis, and raising him to be an adult, this is relevant to my interests.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Celebrity body quirks
    Who was born with a tail, and who can use their feet like an extra pair of hands?

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • ||

    I just watched part of the repeat. I'm glad they finally stuck it to the commie a little bit.

  • SweatingGin||

    I almost meant to record the repeat...but I didn't, quite.

  • ||

    Kmele seemed to be getting tired of his shit. I only watched part of it though, I'm busy drinking.

  • SweatingGin||

    I fucking love gin. And homemade wine.

  • ||

    I had a negroni with carpano antica the other night, which really took it to another level.
    I'm drinking crappy whiskey right now, it tastes delicious.

  • SweatingGin||

    I'm out of Bourbon. Have some rye (a lot of rye).

    Carpano Antiqua is some amazing vermouth. If you get it for home, make sure you refrigerate that shit.

    I'm about 5 negronis in. I found a source for Punt `es Mes. It's an awesome drink when you make it a nice vermouth.

    Drinking homemade wine at the moment. It's not bad, but it's no competition wine.

  • ||

    A nice glass of Cinzano is sweet too.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    crappy whiskey trumps crappy beer.

  • SweatingGin||

    please. philistine, we're talking about fortified wine here, thanks.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • SweatingGin||

    What's the word?!?!

  • ||

    I live in PA, it's hard to find nice vermouth at a liquor store (they're state-controlled), although nicer cocktail bars often have it. I asked the manager of the liquor store near me if they ever got better vermouths. He said "what makes one vermouth better than another?".

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • SweatingGin||

    More like 4 or 5 hours. Maybe days, if you want to push it.

    (I kid, a bottle of vermouth will certainly make it several days)

  • SweatingGin||

    Nice. In Michigan here, also a control state (wholesale level), although not as bad as PA.

    I've found now two! two! wine shops(one 30 miles away) with Punt `es mes. Vya or Carpano Antiqua are both excellent flavors, but both far more expensive than the superior Punt ès mes.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Well, I'm kind of relieved that y'all missed a key 7 Deadly Sins story from Friday.

  • SweatingGin||

    Admit it, you're still recovering from the divorce thread the other night, aren't you?

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    I put that behind me.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    On a scale from bone-dry to Lindsey Lohan, how drunk are you?

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Shouldn't have pried...

  • SweatingGin||

    Fuck you. I'm fuck you drunk.

    Has your erection gone away from the divorce thread? This is way more than 4 hours. Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Gosh, I think I'll just tiptoe away...

  • SweatingGin||

    YOU CALLED DOWN THE THUNDER

  • Derpetologist||

    I missed both showings. What did Red Jesse have to say this time?

  • Derpetologist||

    Tales from the derp

    I just got from getting a burger at an all night place. On the way, I got pulled over because I supposedly stopped at a flashing yellow instead of proceeding slowly. I suppose next time I will be pulled over for proceeding slowly at a flashing red instead of stopping. For those keeping score, this the 4th time I have been pulled over and the 1st time I have been pulled over while having the same license plate as the state I am driving in. Also first sobriety test. When they asked me if I had any weapons, I told them I had a bow in my trunk. They laughed. I followed the little light and was ruled sober. I got my burger. When I got back home, I was so stressed out, I cracked open another beer.

  • Derpetologist||

    *just got back

  • RishJoMo||

    This makes a whole lot of sense dude.

    www.GotsDatAnon.tk

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