Israel Suspends Peace Talks, Russia Orders Military Exercises on Ukrainian Border, Republican Lawmakers Denounce Cliven Bundy: P.M. Links

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  • Israel suspended peace talks in the wake of Hamas and Fatah agreeing to a unity deal.
  • A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Colorado if they both win their party's 2016 presidential nominations.
  • Republican lawmakers who have expressed support for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is in a legal fight with the Bureau of Land Management, have denounced him in light of his comments on slavery.
  • A Kansas man on trial for murder worries that his "murder" neck tattoo may influence the jury against him.
  • Russia ordered military exercises on Ukraine's border in the wake of Ukrainian forces moving in to dislodge pro-Russian separatists from their stronghold in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk.
  • The president of the Export-Import Bank warned that the bank will have to close on October 1 if its charter is not renewed.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Colorado if they both win their party's 2016 presidential nominations.

    Let the battle to rule Colorado begin!

  • Brandon||

    Hillary is anti-legalization. Colorado is more pro-legalization now than when we voted to legalize weed. I would hope Paul would beat her here.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    Colorado would prefer that politicians inhale if they do smoke.

  • Tonio||

    By the time the primary season starts in earnest her position may "evolve."

  • Injun, as in from India||

    By the time the primary season starts in earnest her position may "evolve."

    And if you don't believe in evolution, you are obviously a regressive anti-science teabagger.

  • Tonio||

    LOL. Good one.

  • Juice||

    Didn't Rand Paul say he was against legalization? He just wants sentences reduced. Rand != Ron.

  • Sudden||

    There will be many bongs named Aqua Buddha there.

  • From the Tundra||

    Bored with Bundy.

  • Monkey's Uncle||

    You can call me Al.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Skip to 1:30

  • ||

    The cop took a nice dive after that slap.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    It was a pretty solid hit for a guy who was cornered and just been tased.

  • Brett L||

    And giving up at least 50 lbs.

  • Sudden||

    PCP is a helluva drug.

    Guaranteed he's on PCP too. Naked, check. Abnormal human resistance to pain, check.

    As much as I'm suspicious of police, they're acting in a manner in accordance with their rightful duties here.

  • Brett L||

    I'm suspicious these are real cops. They didn't even shoot him.

  • Sudden||

    They did tase the fuck outta him.

  • Brett L||

    Tasers are weird, kills some people, and just pisses off others.

  • ||

    Dunphy, are you back?

  • Brett L||

    Awesome. I love that some random dude on the street has to handle him for the cops.

  • ||

    Fewer things look more ridiculous than a cop wearing shorts. Especially a fat one, like the guy in this video.

  • From the Tundra||

    Hockey people:

    Cooke suspension - fair or retarded?

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    TOO SHORT

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Even if it wasn't Cooke, that's a suspendable offense.

  • From the Tundra||

    4 games worse than Seabrook destroying Backes?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I won't defend that suspension but Cooke has been warned time and again and he had seemingly cleaned up his act. Putting someone into the boards is part of the game (although not the way Seabrook did it, not anymore), but knee on knee isn't.

    So in my opinion part of it was the type of hit and part of it was player history.

  • Brandon||

    Too short.

  • GotOutOfCali||

    Waaaaaay too short. Like Martin St. Louis-short.

  • ||

    Too short, given the nature of the hit and the nature of the hitter.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    A great Pens vs. Jackets column by an old friend.

  • From the Tundra||

    That was really good. I liked this:

    Sports are so full of joy when it’s like this. When after an interminable drought, suddenly the skies open up and you’re laughing and playing in the glorious rain and rolling around mindlessly in the mud thinking, hey, win or lose, how much fun is this?

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Too short--he should be out for at least the remainder of this series and also the next one, if the Wild happen to advance.

    I would have suspended him 7-10 games, given his history. If he did it again after that, tag him for half a season, at the very least, if not an entire year.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Republican lawmakers who have expressed support for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is in a legal fight with the Bureau of Land Management, have denounced him in light of his comments on slavery.

    Let this be a lesson. Support the fight not the participants.

  • RBS||

    Unless racism is involved because the race card trumps all.

  • Sudden||

    Lesson: nothing scares your enemies like public masterChaition

  • Pro Libertate||

    My whole issue with the fight was the appearance that the government was breaking out the tanks for what looked like a civil matter. Not sure I give a shit whether the guy is a Nazi or whatever. Even if he isn't a great guy, is the government any better?

  • ||

    Even if he isn't a great guy, is the government any better.

    Like Will Grigg wrote this morning, you dno't have to see Bundy as a hero to recognize that the feds are the villain here. Naturally though, people are going to hear his remarks then tune him out. At that point, the feds will automatically be in the right.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's not uncommon at all for civil liberties battles to be between the assholes in government and an asshole citizen. Most of us just quietly mind our business and don't make waves. Often it's the assholes out there asserting their rights to be, well, assholes.

  • ||

    "Support the fight not the participants."

    ^This. A distinction team players miss.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Nazis. Skokie. Why could we do that then but not now?

  • BakedPenguin||

    But I hate Nevada Nazis.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Who doesn't? But using Nazi tactics to deal with the Nazis doesn't make the federal government the good guys. Only the also-bad guys.

  • SusanM||

    It's the difference between an asshole who only wants to be an asshole in his/her own small sphere of influence and people who want to be assholes to everyone else.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Asshole projection is also an important aspect of that. See, I only have the power of one asshole at my disposal, when I'm being asinine, anyway. The government has the concentrated asshole power of hundreds of millions.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Colorado if they both win their party's 2016 presidential nominations.

    ...but Adelson's money will beat Rand Paul in the primaries.

  • Tonio||

    Which is probably true. But for an Israel-firster like Adelson pretty much anyone is preferable to Paul, even Clinton.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    I get this ominous feeling that Clinton will win in 2016, and having learned her history lesson from Maggie Thatcher's reelection after the Falklands war, will go ahead and bomb Iran for sh--s and giggles.

  • Tonio||

    Thanks, Hiawatha, you just ruined my afternoon.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    AG Holder cancels speech to graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma - supposedly the cancellation has nothing to do with massive protests.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/.....87378.html

  • Tonio||

    Nice.

  • Rich||

    “The Attorney General had been looking to addressing the cadets, and regrets he cannot attend in person," Justice spokesman Brian Fallon said.

    "Looking to"?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Inside Taco Bell's new upscale chain

    I think I'm going to learn the hard way. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

  • gimmeasammich||

    This is one step closer to all restaurants being Taco Bell.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I might try this one sober, though.

  • gimmeasammich||

    Hopefully with this one you won't need the three seashells after you are done.

  • gimmeasammich||

    Except I'm thinking of Demolition Man. Dammit.

  • gimmeasammich||

    Except I was right. Alright I'm done for the day. I need a drink.

  • Brett L||

    That's the right one! You got it.

  • gimmeasammich||

  • Stormy Dragon||

    gimmeasammich, you are fined one credit for violation of the verbal morality statute.

  • Protagoronus||

    + mock high-five that stops short followed by hand circles at a distance of 3 inches

  • Protagoronus||

  • ||

    Take this job and shovel it.

  • Rich||

    You can't fool *me*, Business Insider. That's from The Onion.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    That's what I thought at first. The interior looks like Toon Town at Disneyland.

  • RBS||

    Get rid of the flour tortillas and I'll give it a shot.

  • Tonio||

    Looks like they want to go mano-a-mano with Chipotle.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Is that a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    If it isn't, you'd better get down to the trademark office quickly.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

  • db||

    Damn, that sounds good.

  • Jordan||

    Looks pretty damn tasty, but why is the logo a skull?

  • Tonio||

    A big motif in Mexican artwork. They take Day of the Dead (All Souls Day, not the Romero Zombie flick) very seriously.

  • ||

    It's a sugar skull. It's a Mexican thing.

    Or they're subliminally warning you about eating there.

  • waffles||

    sublingually?

  • Swiss Servator, Käse, Käse!||

    *narrows gaze*

  • ||

    That doesn't look too bad. It's decorated kinda like Taqueria Feliz, which is in my neighborhood.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I 100% approve of that menu.

  • ||

    It's great, I've been there a bunch of times and have had about everything on the menu. The chapulines are really good. Although brunch isn't that great except as an excuse to drink tequila before noon.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    That was the name of a notorious gang in Costa Rica when I lived there. Doesn't sound very threatening.

    Have you tried the Lamb Barbacoa?

  • ||

    I haven't had it yet. All the restaurant reviewers went nuts about it when they reviewed the place. Actually, I haven't had many of the big plates because I always want to get tacos.

  • waffles||

    If my guts can handle street tacos from real Mexico then they can handle this. Looks tasty.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    The president of the Export-Import Bank warned that the bank will have to close on October 1 if its charter is not renewed.

    Yay! Close the damn thing!

  • Brandon||

    This is bad news for both Boeing and the president of the Export-Import Bank. Can't think of anyone else, though.

  • Brandon||

    OH Yeah! Dictators of poor countries who want new planes while their people starve! Probably bad for them too.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    We are at the point of Universal Plunder (as described by Bastiat), so we can't even tell who is robbing who, and what the loser domino will look like when the plunder goes down slightly.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    "What could be worse than tax delinquent employees at the IRS getting big performance bonuses? How about the director of the VA hospital in Phoenix getting a $9,000 bonus after at least forty military vets died waiting for treatment at her facility… a horror kept secret by deleting their names out of the hospital database?"

    http://www.humanevents.com/201.....at-the-va/

  • Ted S.||

    The VA hospitals -- America's single-payer health care.

  • Juice||

    It's more like the UK's NHS.

  • paranoid android||

    Probably a clerical error. They should have known there'd be trouble when they admitted PFC Drop Table.

  • Ted S.||

  • PD Scott||

    Isn't it wonderful that government is always aboveboard and honest and never keeps two sets of books like those lousy, profiteering businesses?

  • Jordan||

    Holy hell.

  • Redmanfms||

    Yet progs still use the VA system as an example of how wonderful single-payer would be.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The white supremacist accused of shooting to death three people outside Jewish centers in Overland Park was caught in the mid-1980s in a car with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman, a former federal prosecutor said Thursday.

    Police in Raleigh, N.C., wrote an incident report after finding F. Glenn Miller Jr. in the car, said Douglas McCullough, who in 1987 prosecuted Miller on charges of possessing hand grenades and mailing a threatening communication.

    http://www.kansas.com/2014/04/.....spect.html

    I don't care if this has been posted today. Wow! What a low-life.

  • Brett L||

    You know he was an FBI informant, too. Dang.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The federal case against Miller began when he and two comrades were arrested in a trailer in Ozark, Mo., after mailing a “Declaration of War.” The document, among other things, established a point system for the assassination of federal officials, blacks, Jews, gays and others.

    Not good PR lately for the RWNJ movement.

  • Brett L||

    After Whitey Bulger, you can understand why the guy thought he had a license to kill.

  • Rich||

    Israel suspended peace talks in the wake of Hamas and Fatah agreeing to a unity deal.

    Don't report on a fucking thing about "the peace process" until three years have passed since an actual settlement resolution.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    They've been having peace processes over Israel/Palestine since 1919.

  • Homple||

    This should be mentioned in every report about the "peace" "process".

  • Stormy Dragon||

    It's a peace process in the sense we call it a food processor.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    "Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume."

    http://www.politico.com/story/.....06001.html

  • Tonio||

    Damn, bet that kids mom doesn't last long at the White House.

  • John||

    Good for her.

  • ||

    Putting a powerful person in a position where they have to give you what you want or suffer embarrassment...excellent. She'll make an outstanding lawyer someday. Good girl.

  • Sudden||

    The next Sandra Fluke

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    He said good lawyer.

  • Sudden||

    He said outstanding lawyer. She's always out standing on the corner waiting to bang again. And that's a good girl.

    The prosecution rests.

  • Pro Libertate||

    She didn't ask to be a prostitute.

  • PD Scott||

    Charlotte's father, Ben Bell, has been looking for a policy job for more than two years and recently has been trying to get a job with the Obama administration. He worked on the Obama campaign in 2012.

    "I thought you Secret Service idiots were told to make sure none of the little brats had anything that could make me or the President look bad!"

  • Brandon||

    has been looking for a policy job for more than two years and recently has been trying to get a job with the Obama administration.

    Hard to be sympathetic.

  • ||

    "I thought you Secret Service idiots were told to make sure none of the little brats had anything that could make me or the President look bad!"

    Yeah, you can bet the pat-downs will be much, much more thorough next time.

  • RBS||

    Great, but was the child obese?

  • Rich||

    Mrs. Obama promised to deal with the matter later.

    Right.

  • John||

    She will deal with it all right. Don't worry. She will fire some assistants who didn't properly screen the crowd and make sure the IRS audits her father.

  • gimmeasammich||

    After she add the resume to the circular filing cabinet, of course.

  • Raven Nation||

    Underlines the wisdom of the show biz adage about never working with kids or animals.

  • Redmanfms||

    Charlotte's father, Ben Bell, has been looking for a policy job for more than two years and recently has been trying to get a job with the Obama administration. He worked on the Obama campaign in 2012.

    Ugh, fuck the kid and her shitheel father.

    What kind of dipshit uses his kid as agitprop to get a job?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    See: the job he is seeking.

  • Ted S.||

    One who supports Obama, of course.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Beat me to it.

  • db||

    Dude! Hat tip for the "MURDER" tat?

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Proof?

  • db||

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    That is very clear and convincing evidence.

    I hereby declare that you got robbed.

  • BakedPenguin||

    We've lowered the bar. Used to be, you had to actually email the writers with tips to get a HT.

  • db||

    Yeah, well, I.don't think they.even read the, anymore.

  • ||

    db: I saw this interactive map and Android app for Barcelona during my regular RSS reading and thought you might be interested.

    the map includes 3,000 notable places, from Roman walls to modern street art. It also includes data on building ages for more than 70,000 properties. All this information was already available, at least in theory, from Barcelona’s city council and the national database of cadastral data. But the new map tries to make it more accessible and easier to use.
    And it’s a fiesta for the eyes: The striking color scheme indicates protected areas (yellow), building ages (black indicates structures built before 1900, lighter shades of blue indicate more recent structures), and landmarks of cultural interest (pinks and red). Click on a landmark — say, Gaudí’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Família church — and a window pops up with a photo and historical information (the English translations can be a bit rough, but you’ll get the idea).
  • Rhywun||

    Cool stuff - got lost in the related links for awhile too

  • db||

    Thanks!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Kansas man on trial for murder worries that his "murder" neck tattoo may influence the jury against him.

    Who could have predicted something like that might come back to bite him in the ass later?

  • Rich||

    He has that tattooed on his *ass*, TOO?!

  • ||

    maybe it's head to toe, like Sargeant Hatred.

  • JW||

    I'm guessing he has a different verb tattooed there.

  • ||

    Max. Occupancy: 2

  • BakedPenguin||

    Well done.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    It would be a better bet for him to have "AIDS patient" tattooed on his ass.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    That could backfire. The only people trying to mount him will already have HIV.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    You mean his lawyer is worried.

    A man stupid enough to get "MURDER" tattooed across his neck isn't smart enough to realize, even at this late hour, that such a "personal statement of one's struggle" may be prejudicial to the pool of citizens from which jurors are drawn.

  • 110 Lean||

    Tell the lil' bitch to wear a neckerchief.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Basically what they did. "We hope the defendant has a few turtleneck sweaters."

  • BakedPenguin||

    ...and now I see Karl's comment.

  • ||

    He's gonna look awful funny wearing a turtleneck in court.

  • Rich||

    OK, one of you Californicators -- 'fess up!

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    None of us. That was in hippie territory.

  • Brett L||

    "Lightly used Tesla, need quick sale to pay legal fees. Professionally cleaned inside."

  • ||

    He was just happy because he sold the clothes off his back to buy that Tesla, and it finally got him laid in Santa Monica.

  • Gene||

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    Oh man, too funny.

  • ||

    Ya' know, if you are going to use intoxicants, it is a good idea to do it at home, not in public.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Case in point: The naked ninja video above.

  • ||

    Clicen Bundy: Deep Cover Democrat operative.

    Ok, so probably not, but sometimes you really have to wonder...

  • ||

    *Cliven

  • From the Tundra||

    Via the lovely and talented Virginia Postrel's Twitter feed - two good cases for lowering the drinking age:

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit.....ign=buffer

  • ||

    From the 'top comments'

    thatcher
    Raise the drinking age, voting age, and age of consent...raise it all unless they are married. When you live in an age where you are considered a kid until you are 26 for insurance purposes something is seriously out of wack.
    5 hours ago Like (8) Link To Comment

    Because derp isn't only for progressives.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    Sounded like sarcasm to me. But you never know.

  • ||

    Could be but "the unless they are married" part. I donno, most of the retardation I've heard about the drinking age has been from conservatives and many of them said "no, raise it and the voting age too" and I've been hearing it since before the 26 age rule existed.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Morrissey compares seal hunt to Auschwitz in latest rant against ‘Canada’s carnival of death’

  • From the Tundra||

    Sweet! Another reason to hate the little dork.

  • Rich||

    Sheesh, Archduke -- that link killed my browser.

  • Tonio||

    Yeah, that's totally unhelpful.

  • Injun, as in from India||

    Is Morrissey going to draw a distinction in seal hunts done by the Canadian First Nations and non-native Canadians? The former would be racist, of course.

  • rts||

    Along the same vein...

    Young Inuit Girls Responds to Ellen About Seal Hunting.

    We hunt to survive. Yes, we make clothing out of the sea fur, but that's because it's warm and doesn't cost $3 million
  • ||

    The only way this video could be better is if she were a heavy metal singer.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    The mayor made Paul "fat vegan" Watson look like such an asshole.

    The mayor was open, friendly, and charitable, but made everybody afraid to fuck with him.

  • Sudden||

    I saw Slayer live last night. So fuck all you. I'm winning.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    Eh, I would need to see a picture of your lady friend from the front in order to make up my mind on that...

  • Sudden||

    She's just a friend anyhow.

    I spent most of the night trying to find and seduce Taylor from The Pretty Reckless.

  • ||

    RIP Jeff. Goodnight, sweet drunk prince.

  • Sudden||

    Still kinda pissed that Kerry kicked Dave out.

  • John||

    Why is Morrisy such a racist?

  • Winston||

    Are there any anti-racists or anti-Imperialists willing to defend the suttee?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    I question the judgement of anyone who finds Ellen DeGeneres to be an inspiration. That said, tell Ellen that unless she's going to send the Eskimos some parkas and foodstuffs, or pay to move them somewhere they don't have to hunt seal, then she dance her happy ass on somewhere else.

  • Brandon||

    I bet HuffPo will be all over this like they are every time a rich guy exaggerates the plight of the wealthy...Nope, they have 3 stories about the Nevada guy being a racist like that makes a difference in the principle of the original issue. They get more pathetic by the day.

  • ||

    Canada’s carnival of death

    Ok Playa, forget Anchorage, we should do this for the next meetup.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I saw Vegas flights for $49 yesterday.

  • ||

    Is that some kind of emotionally traumatizing destinations one-upsmanship?

    Because Vegas is totally more distressing than seal clubbing and you win.

  • Brett L||

    Beer distributor lobbyist overreach has random people asking, "who needs the three-tier system?" This has been like mana from heaven.

  • ||

    Much of that success can be credited to Jim Koch and the Boston Beer Company

    KOCHTOPUS

  • Pro Libertate||

    The Paper Formerly Known as The St. Petersburg Times had something this morning about people feeling that the Kochs' influence on FSU (they must've donated some money or something) was bad, because, you know, they're Kochs.

  • Brett L||

    Huh. I just attended an FSU Foundation event last night, and they don't seem to give a shit what your name is as long as the check you've signed that name to clears.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Okay, you made me dig up the danged article: "Column: Some fear Charles Koch's influence damages FSU's integrity."

    I fucking hate the Times. They couldn't be much more biased. They even throw leftie politics into their sports reporting at times. Amazing.

  • ||

    Sportswriters are some of the worst leftist hacks around. Peter King, Mike Lupica, etc.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Jesus, can we get a politics enema? I fucking don't care about politics; I just want to be left the fuck alone.

  • Brett L||

    Well, we should definitely avoid the appearance of impropriety, unless we are taking NOAA money to do oceanographic research. Then it just happens that we support the Hansen position on AGW. Fuck these guys and their sly allusions that never quite state what the evil is (because there is none).

  • Pro Libertate||

    Universities get money from government (including the military), money from businesses, money from rich people, and, of course, money in ridiculous amounts from poor kids.

    I rather suspect they don't do this kind of handwringing about any other donor. Just magically evil right-wing ones.

  • Brett L||

    I'm sure that guy's next column will be about how the lottery that funds free education rich kids in nice Florida universities is actually a regressive tax on poor people.

  • Pro Libertate||

    No kidding. Look, UF's law school is named after one of those tobacco plaintiffs' attorneys who made a billion off of questionable litigation. Billion.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Also, like FSU has any integrity to begin with.

  • Brett L||

    We try to pretend we're only whores for sports booster money.

  • Winston||

    A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Colorado if they both win their party's 2016 presidential nominations.

    Cynicism....lowering....slightly.

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/04.....nt_4469110
    everything on this website is anti Putin and anti Russian.
    Stop poking the bear!

    So Reason can't criticize Putin or Russia ever?

    Also wasn't Maggie Thatcher just as much of a phony as Reagan? If so why was she a "Hero of Freedom"?

  • Brett L||

    An interesting take on P/E, stock bubbles, and cheap money.

    So the math here is interest rates = annual earnings/purchase price. Again this is very simplistic because it does not deal with the important questions of what interest rate you use, how you deal with earnings that are growing or declining, and a host of other issues. But at the end of the day, this math [annual earnings/purchase price = yield] is fundamental and everything about asset values, capital markets, and valuations stems from it.
  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Brazil's Osama Bin Laden-themed bars

  • Rich||

    “It’s interesting because in Brazil, which has not really witnessed terrorism, they see Bin Laden as a funny kind of character rather than someone who is offensive, whereas in England and in the US, we have both experienced terrorism firsthand, so we take [the bar’s theme] differently.”

    That's OK -- England and US see the destruction of the Amazon rainforest as rather amusing.

  • Sudden||

    Ya, what a great idea Brazil. All those English hooligans will get drunk at your bars and tear the fucking thing down once they realise they're offended.

  • RBS||

    theclash • 22 minutes ago
    Unbelievably bad taste!!! What is this guy thinking? Does he
    realize that the US qualified?

    I hope some football loving Navy Seal or Marine happens upon
    this dump and explains exactely why this is so offensive.
  • Pathogen||

    He'll crash a plane full of Brazilians into it?

  • Winston||

    The president of the Export-Import Bank warned that the bank will have to close on October 1 if its charter is not renewed.

    I have my teeny-tiny violin out for them.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    I have an empty milk crate he can use to carry out his personal belongings.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    Guy takes pictures of abandoned buildings.

    That's it. I just thought he had a lot of cool pictures.

    And for Warty, a lot of the pictures are from Cleveland.

  • John||

    I love that site.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    I just found it this afternoon, but I have wasted a lot of time browsing through his pictures.

  • John||

  • ||

    The abandoned Warner-Swasey Observatory is a cool place. The abandoned Warner-Swasey factory a couple miles away, less so.

  • ||

    I hope somebody renovates it into a house before it collapses. Somebody was going to, but he's in prison now for some kind of real estate fraud.

    And obviously the friendly kitty is the best part of those pictures. He looks like a few brothers I had years ago.

  • Rich||

    Cool! Thanks, CPA.

    By way of reciprocation -- Do you know Sean Heavey's work?

  • ||

    I love abandoned shit. As kids in L.A. in the '80s, we used to play in the underground tunnels of a '40s-era coastal defense battery. Pitch black and very spooky, especially when you're 12-13 years old.

  • ||

    Mothballed Navy fleet in the San Francisco bay.

  • GILMORE||

    "A Kansas man on trial for murder worries that his "murder" neck tattoo may influence the jury against him."

    No no no. That's a combination of french and german = Mer "the sea" and "der", uh,... "the".

  • John||

    No. He just likes Red Rum and the tattoo artist screwed up and did it backwards.

  • Brett L||

    "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you not to be prejudiced against my client because his love of the shining caused him to ask for a tattoo that would say 'Red Rum' when he looked in the mirror, regardless of what it may look like to you."

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Speaking of Red Rum, one of the creepiest parts of The Shining was (SPOILER ALERT) the part where the Nicolson character spent the whole winter in his room with his typewriter, supposedly working on his manuscript, but then his wife finds it's just the same sentence typed over and over for several hundred pages.

    The modern audience would be like, "so, he just played around with copy-paste for a few minutes, and that's supposed to be sinister?"

  • ||

    The really creepy part about that is Kubrick made one of his secretaries actually type that sentence hundreds of times on each page of that stack of paper.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I heard he typed it. I love Kubrick.

  • Sudden||

    Fist is going to be mad at you for spoiling something that is years old.

  • waffles||

    Game of Thrones is different! Some of us are illiterate and you're hurting my their feelings!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    NO SPOILERS.

  • Plàya Manhattan.||

    I went to look for that Sideshow Bob clip. It seems to be available in every language but English.

  • GILMORE||

    LOL! I did too, and the first 3 were "german, spanish, and Portuguese". I wondered if the joke even makes any sense in German.

    Or if the part where the guy responds, "Oh! Well no one who speaks German could be an evil man!" isn't like, just a tad bit offensive.

    Or do they, like white people watching black comics, go, "HA! Its funny because *its true*!"

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    "You see, black people drive like this (imitates hand on steering wheel), and Germans drive like this...CHOO CHOO! Because they love trains, you see..."

  • Ted S.||

    "Mur" is French for "The wall"

  • GILMORE||

    Exactly. He's a french fan of Pink Floyd. My case rests, your honor.

  • GILMORE||

    Exactly. He's a french fan of Pink Floyd. My case rests, your honor.

  • Acosmist||

    No one who apeaks German could be bad

  • Pro Libertate||

    Is "apeaks" a portmanteau that means "speaking like an ape?"

  • Sudden||

    So German it is then

  • Pro Libertate||

    German is the most fun of languages.

  • Sudden||

    You clearly don't speak russian

  • Pro Libertate||

    Please. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious could be a German word.

  • Sudden||

    It could also be a Russian word, but spelled with cuneiform lettering.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Russia does win with an almost Greek alphabet.

  • GamerFromJump||

    I always figured it was the inspiration for Klingon, seeing as they both sound like you're threatening to kill someone horribly.

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

  • PD Scott||

    Good thing we didn't elect Romney - he would have interfaced with it and POW! Skynet.

  • GamerFromJump||

    Preemptive abasement.

  • Sevo||

    ...'The president of the Export-Import Bank *PROMISED* that the bank will have to close on October 1 if its charter is not renewed.'

    Fixed!

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Rand Paul is excited to be on TIME magazine's list of the top 100 influential people. He tweets a copy of the TIME cover. His breasts are bigger than I remember.

    (from Twitter)

    http://bit.ly/1rqrQ57

  • PD Scott||

    As a beautiful black woman, how can America not elect him?

  • Derpetologist||

    Today on Derpbook:


    I am not really well versed enough in the policies or politics of Detroit or much of upper Michigan for that matter. Conservatives like to claim that Detroit is a failure of liberal policies because of the rampant crime and poverty prevalent there. But a lot of Detroit's problems are rooted in the fact that it was built around the auto industry, and the auto industry took a big hit with the advent of the foreign car boom in the early 70s. In fact, if you look at the popularity of foreign cars and their rise, you can see a correlating decline of the US auto industry, and with it, Detroit. Detroit also used to have a booming music industry. The issue is, in most of these major cities that are crumbling, is the industries that were once holding them up, abandoned them. And for every example of "liberal failures" that conservatives love to harp on so much, look to all the southern red states. Your home state of West Virginia for instance, has the worst education and poverty in the country yet the coal industry is thriving there. Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, etc. Are all failures as well. In fact there are more rural whites in red states on welfare and food stamps than any other group. For every Detroit, there is an entire red state that is failing due to the polar opposite policies of suppressing workers rights, civil rights, education, minimum wage, etc. Perhaps the answer is in a healthy balance.
  • PD Scott||

    "I don't know what I'm talking about, but I have an opinion and I'm sharing it."

  • ||

    That made my head hurt.

    I remember the foreign car boom. American, union made cars were shit, and getting shittier and more expensive. Foreign cars were doing the opposite. The auto industry here died from unions.

    And Louisiana is doing quite well, thank you very much. Unemployment is going down here; jobs and industries moving in. I notice he left Texas off of his list.

  • Derpetologist||

    He mentions cities failing because industries left, but does not spend a moment pondering why. Could it be that they were fleeing taxes and regulations?

    Nah, that's just crazy talk.

    Pay no attention to places like Pittsburgh that lost their main industry without going into free-fall.

  • Derpetologist||

    He mentions cities failing because industries left, but does not spend a moment pondering why. Could it be that they were fleeing taxes and regulations?

    Nah, that's just crazy talk.

    Pay no attention to places like Pittsburgh that lost their main industry without going into free-fall.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Awww, the poor dear pleads ignorance of Detroit's policies (tax anyone stupid enough to stand still, put friends and relatives on the public payroll, and generous pensions for anyone who's ass warmed a seat at City Hall), then turns around with a tu quoque.

    Your home state of West Virginia for instance, has the worst education
    West Virginia, on average, has a high school graduation rate of 74.7% which is congruent with the national average of 77% in 2010. This information was made public in a press release made by the West Virginia Department of Education on June 10, 2013.
  • Derpetologist||

    I'm pretty sure the worst school in a red state would outperform the worst school in a blue state- especially if you look at graduation rates or SAT scores.

  • Derpetologist||

    Derpbook prog responds to 13 failed Earth Day predictions from 1970:


    The problem with your "ridiculous predictions" article, is that most of them AREN'T ridiculous, and actually have more than a grain of truth in them. For instance there IS a worldwide hunger and famine epidemic all across Africa and Asia, much of which is caused by extreme droughts and desertification caused by climate change. Thousands of people die every day from starvation and famine on this planet. That's not even debatable.

    Many of these are just general statements....like number 3 saying we need toconserve our resources or face possible extinction. That's a factual, true, logical statement. There is no arguing that using all our resources would lead to extinction. For instance if we had no fresh water, or couldn't grow crops...we would die. This is not ridiculous or untrue. People DO die from air pollution, all the time, cancer rates have been increasing for decades due to increased exposure, asthma is at an all time high. These are all problems caused by the environment in which we live. Most of the rest of these are just unsubstantiated claims made in no official scientific capacity or have no specific time frame attached to them. So quite frankly, I call bullshit on ALL of those. None of them are ridiculous and most of them are mere logical statements of fact.

    Logic- He keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

  • Derpetologist||

  • Pro Libertate||

    Cancer rates aren't actually increasing, either.

  • ||

    And to the extent they were it was because people were living long and healthy enough lives to die of cancer.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I saw some chart about that. I think we've already hit a plateau as far as longer lifespans are concerned (in connection with cancer rates, I mean). There are also some cancers that aren't as lethal as they once were.

  • ||

    Yes but not everybody has realized that we've reached the plateau. Additionally, we have the ability to identifying if people are dying of cancer. For all we know people in the 1500s were dying of cancer at the same rate (adjusting for age). Plus we don't know if this retard meant cancer death rates or just rates that people get cancer.

    I guess we shouldn't attempt to look into his/her mind.

  • Pro Libertate||

    People sure spend a lot of time avoiding reality. I can't understand that.

  • rts||

    TIL that Africa and Asia are the whole world.

  • ||

    And it's not even true, poverty and starvation have been declining for quite a while now.

  • Derpetologist||

    I don't see how it's possible for hundreds of millions to have died from starvation all while the world population has increased by more than 2 billion since 1970.

    Did the population of Ireland go up during the Potato Famine? How about in Ukraine during the Holodomor? Hell, no. Population never goes up during famines.

  • ||

    " That's not even debatable."

    "There is no arguing..."

    I think I see where he is going. Ok then.

  • Redmanfms||

    Progs seem to do that with some regularity. Actually, the only people I've debated who do that are progs.

    It's sort of clever in a patently dishonest kind of way. Make the entire basis of their position "undebateable" and "debate" from there, leaving their opponents chasing down the rabbit holes of ridiculous (and well rehearsed) minutia.

  • Derpetologist||

    The cycle I see is ignore, deny, lie, insult, then change the subject.

  • ||

    This is why many abortion arguments are pointless. Often both sides are arguing from an assumption that by definition the other person doesn't agree on.

  • ||

    Disney employees living out of hotels while fat, pasty tourists live high on the hog . . . and it's just not fair!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/.....47851.html

  • Stormy Dragon||

    It's not even Disney employees. If you look none of the people mentioned in the article actual work at the park. Disney is just apparently responsible for everyone in Osceloga county now.

  • ||

    It's not even Disney employees. If you look none of the people mentioned in the article actual work at the park.

    True. But the main goal here, as with any article of this sort, is to juxtapose the virtuous poor against some Evil Rich entity. And for the purposes of this story, Disney and its patrons suffice as the villain.

    When the picture of the supposed victim of Disney's meanness shows her to be obese and unclean and squatting with her three (what I assume to be) illegitimate kids in a motel room, I have a hard time mustering sympathy. In fact, whenever I see a fat person claiming poverty, I'm skeptical.

  • paranoid android||

    Many of the county's homeless moved here to find jobs in the tourism industry, so they lack the social networks of family or churches, Jackson said.

    If the homeless are moving there from outside the area, how, exactly, would increasing public services that cater the homeless, as the "advocates" in the article are advocating, do anything but exacerbate this trend?

  • Matrix||

    Teen dragged off bike by cop and bitten by K-9.
    "Oops, sorry, wrong guy. Still, I'm gonna charge you with resisting arrest."

    Next time, you'll learn to RESPECT AUTHORITAH!

  • Derpetologist||

    Tomorrow, the derpbook prog will respond to this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07fTsF5BiSM

  • ||

    Naked fascism.

  • Virginian||

    http://www.slate.com/articles/.....=obnetwork

    He agreed to wait till the birth, but has now turned into a different person—distant and polite. I know that the next step is counseling, except I’m at the point that I’m not sure I even want to save the marriage. What sort of dad is he going to be if his love and trust for me is so conditional?

    His love is conditional on your being faithful. Wow, what a monster.

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