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  1. I’m not dead yet!

    1. WTF is up w/ the spam filter not letting me post anything at all?

    2. Old, Bitchy Lesbian?

  2. Looks like someone slept in this morning.

        1. The conspiracy goes deeper than I thought.

          1. Yes. They got both sides of the Pond.

            1. But if they turned a Brit gay, how would you know?

              1. I hear they wear their ascots sideways.

      1. LOL. I got through half of that article and concluded that it must be a spoof. I watched Golden Girls as a boy, and I’m bisexual, not homosexual.

        1. Yeah, and did watching the golden girls make you more or less likely to build a railroad or invest in green energy? Let’s face it, you’re a victim of a plot that stetched back decades. Only now do we realize the fruits of this horror that has been perpetuated on our young men.

        2. Bisexual and only got thru half the article? That only proves it true.

      2. It turned others off to women? More for me!

  3. Gore Vidal: Obama’s grandfather was “probably working as a Pullman car man.”

    They had Pullman porters in Kenya?

    1. Maybe he meant Stanley’s daddy,

  4. WTF?!? Did y’all reprogram the spam filter to stop any Golden Girls references?

  5. Now the spam filter won’t let me post anything at all.

  6. Hello? Hello…..

  7. Leon Panetta: 25-minute gap in video feed of OBL killing.

    That’s okay, bin Laden’s neighbor, Mahmood Raheem Zapruder, was filming the whole thing from his yard.

    1. Thanks, I’ll get on that. I just have to find my felony-writing pen.

    2. I laughed, out loud even.

  8. Damn spam filter

    1. It blocked everything I posted for the last 20 min

      1. The squirrels must be part of the vast conspiracy to hide The Truth about the Golden Girls. Keep fighting the good fight Johnny!

        1. They have to kill me to stop me.

        2. It is because of the Golden Girls that America is going to lose out to China and its high speed rail.

          1. It’s all connected, really.

            1. Where do you think Bee Arthur was on 9-11? I just saying.

              1. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

                1. The hive mind manifest.

    1. The guy makes Janet Reno look competent and committed to liberty.

    2. “it’s something that we take very seriously”

      I can’t decide which recurring statement is more annoying (and incorrect): ^this or “I take responsibility”.

      1. mistakes were made

    3. Shouldn’t this be a firing offense? Your people are smuggling guns to the Mexican Cartels (ostensibly for sting operations), there’s no oversight, and you don’t know WTF happened. Maybe this isn’t the job for him.

      1. Let me be clear.

        Holdie, you’re doing a heck of a job!

      2. Yeah but when was the last time anyone in government got fired for anything?

        1. Yeah but when was the last time anyone in government got fired at for anything?

          Just wishful thinking on my part

        2. The last time someone “wanted to spend more time with his family”?

        3. Well…

      3. puts paid to the NRA talking points that the cartels were NOT acquiring weapons in the usa

        1. Right. The BATFE was ordering gun dealers to make illegal sales. Those sneaky NRA fucks.

          1. that’s not the gun-nut meme which is more correctly the cartels were stealing or buying the weapons fm the mexican army or the central american black market

            1. No, they were buying them from the people that control guns, under an administration hostile to gun rights, in order to create incidents that would justify further taking those rights away.

              I mean, seriously, anyone who isn’t completely up their own ass with gun-hate can see the fucking hole in your logic.

              That’s like being fully aware that the guy causing shit in the crowd of protestors is a government agent provocateur (say he didn’t even bother to take off his uniform), and still believing the government is justified in bringing out the riot shields and batons.

    4. Holder lets guns go into Mexico and his admin then uses guns in Mexico as an argument for their policies….. Hmmmm….

      1. I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but ….. Damn, I’m good!

    5. Thank God for qualified immunity. Otherwise, someone might actually be held responsible for smuggling weapons into a foreign country.

      1. How is this any different from Reagan shipping arms to the contras?

        1. Well, for one thing – Reagan was a Republican.

          For another we are in the middle of a war on drugs… wait, what were we talking about?

        2. He wasn’t using it as a stalking horse for domestic gun control?

          1. no and neither is obama. there was no gun confiscation, nor FEMA camps, death panels, govt take-over of the medical industry, or the rest of that wingnut nonsense

            1. Right….Obama’s not big on gun control.

              Moron.

        3. Reagan shipping arms to the Contras-For the money.

          Obama shipping weapons to the Cartels-For the lulz.

  9. Two of five GOP presidential debaters tonight will be libertarian-leaning Republicans.

    And when asked what, if elected, each would direct the government to do to solve this or that problem, we’ll see just how much they continue to lean.

    1. Since when has Ron Paul shown any interest in being electable?

      1. You could enhance his chances of being elected by donating to the Debate Day Moneybomb the Ron Paul folks have running today…

  10. According to Pakistani authorities one of bin Laden’s daughter’s, who was present during the raid, claimed that her father was captured alive before he was killed.

    Wonder if the daughter is gonna “spike the football”.

    1. her father was captured alive before he was killed.

      Love it.

    2. So the real reason they don’t want to release the photo is it shows the entry wound is behind his left ear? You know what? That’s OK with me, release it anyway.

      1. I love it when you talk so bloodthirsty, Lizzie.

  11. “Alabama jobs bill would prohibit illegal alien teens from attending prom.”

    Jesus I love the South, the gift that keeps on giving!

    1. Alabama jobs bill would prohibit illegal alien teens from attending prom pron

    2. Yeah, people who shop at Walmart and go to tractor pulls are obviously sub-human.

    3. Everyone knows they’re just trying to get a green card/have an anchor baby. Unlike the harmless sex good ol’ ‘Murcans engage in.

    4. Taken a look at New York or Illinois lately?

      1. Eeeewww!!

    5. if you grew up with white boys
      who only look at black and puerto rican porno
      cause they want something that their dad don’t got
      then you know where you’re at

  12. http://thehill.com/blogs/floor…..y-the-mile

    The per mile car tax floats to the surface again. Next up, paying for sidewalks by putting a GPS up everyone’s ass.

    1. How did you know we’re (so to speak) looking into it?

    2. Why would a Democrat propose this? A gas tax is a great proxy for usage, and it has the added benefit of supporting the goals of those green wackos.

      1. Because they are afraid people are actually going to take liberals’ advice and start driving hybrids and smaller cars. If that happens where will they get their tax money? Next thing you know people will stop smoking and gambling. Then where would we be?

        1. They’ll raise the tax higher. Lots of room between us and the average European country…

    3. We wouldn’t need GPS tracking if every registered automobile were equipped with a tamper-resistant/evident device for recording the number of miles traveled, and if there were an annual, state-mandated inspection of vehicles at which this “odometer” could be read and recorded.

      1. no vehicle inspections here in the Mitten state. You should see some of the “cars” driving down the road.

        1. Apparently Detroit has solved its pollution issues by eliminating all industry.

    4. As long as TSA union members get to to the “inserting”.

  13. Bin Laden’s goal was to bankrupt the US. In his statements, even right after 9/11, he bragged about what a shock it was to the economy and how the US will now have to waste money trying to fight a guerilla war that it can’t win. Looks like he succeeded. The economy is in shambles and instead of investing it things like green energy, education, infrastructure, R&D, we’ve spent trillions of dollars on this war and this bloated defense budget. Meanwhile, in the last 10 years, who has benefitted? China. Even to the final raid as Pakistan will sell the parts of the US steal helicopter to the PLA. Reality is a downer, isn’t it, folks? Bin Laden won.

    1. I love the smell of nonsense in the morning. Smells like, trolling.

      1. Nice adaptation.

      2. Imma gonna blacklist this asslick “The Truth” too. Thanks again, sloopyinca!

    2. I guess this idiot is determined to shit all over every thread today by re-posting the same stupidity over and over.

    3. The Truth, I’ll rebut your argument in terms Liberals understand. I’m bisexual. I think you’re wrong. Therefore, you are a bigot if you continue to hold your beliefs.

      1. Oh, yeah? There are more bisexuals in China than you’ll ever know!

        1. He can dream.

      2. I’m trisexual. Really, I’d like to try sex just once. Please help me.

        1. I have three children, one of each.

    4. Oh Noes!! The Chinks are going to beat us with their unsafe high speed rail no one can afford.

      While held in extreme prestige, the Chinese rail system does have its critics. Chinese engineers have said that the operation of such high speed bullet trains is risky and there are fears that the fast and continuing expansion of the railroads is more due to local Chinese politics rather than an actual social need for high speed rail transportation. The high price of train tickets and the multibillion dollar price tag for rail expansion projects has also raised eyebrows in a country where millions of families live in poverty.

      During the Lunar New Year holiday many Chinese working class travelers complained they could not afford high speed train tickets and that tickets for regular trains were sold out. A migrant worker became an internet sensation when he stripped to his underwear to protest outside a train ticket office after he waited 14 hours in line but could not get train tickets for himself and his family. China did overtake Japan last year as the world’s second largest economy after the United States. However, with 1.3 billion people, China barely places in the top 100 on the World Bank’s list of countries by average income per person.

      http://gas2.org/2011/05/02/chi…..-concerns/

    5. Nonsense? Stupidity? OK, he overstated things but you think the economy doesn’t suck right now?

      1. His main point was that OBL’s real goal was to bankrupt the US. Considering we’ve spent more than we’ve taken in the last 54 years, it appears the dude was waaay late to the party.

    6. “investing it things like green energy, education, infrastructure, R&D”

      That fucker OBL is a closet teabagger. He hates high speed rail!

    7. The economy is in shambles and instead of investing it things like green energy, education, infrastructure, R&Dnot spending money we don’t have on crap the government should never be involved in, we’ve spent trillions of dollars on this war and this bloated defense budget.

  14. Obama suppresses Bin Laden death photos, citing possible incitement against Americans.

    When we make policies motivated by fear, we create a selective pressure for terrorism. Terrorists commit terrorism, because they believe it gives them the power to shape our policies. Obama’s decision to not release the pictures proves them right.

    1. the “possible incitement” sets the bar really low for what can be classified. what wouldn’t qualify to be kept secret under this standard?

      1. what wouldn’t qualify to be kept secret under this standard?

        Now you’re talkin’!

      2. NoVAHockey, I don’t have a strong desire to see the pictures released. My concern is that Obama is making decisions out of fear. If he presented a different reason for not releasing the pictures, I wouldn’t be concerned.

        1. If he presented a different reason for not releasing the pictures, I wouldn’t be concerned.

          Let me be clear.

          Make that “possible excitement.”

          1. Barack, dude, sorry – when I read your comments excrement is all that comes to mind.

    2. Shorter version:

      Shut up peons and trust your government!

  15. If Supermarkets Were Like Public Schools
    What if groceries were paid for by taxes, and you were assigned a store based on where you live?

    1. Please don’t give them any ideas. Since food is a right and all, and therefore must be provided and managed by the gubmint, etc. etc.

    2. Every 6 years do I have to spend a year driving to the grocery store in the ghetto?

      Okay, that joke probably makes me old. Actually, being old makes me old, that joke just proves it.

    3. Every 6 years do I have to spend a year driving to the grocery store in the ghetto?

      Okay, that joke probably makes me old. Actually, being old makes me old, that joke just proves it.

      1. Dammit squirrels.

    4. Even more horrifying, what if they made you drive to a grocery store 15 miles out of your way in order to promote “diversity”?

      Party like it’s 1970, baby!

    1. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this free,” Ms. Bartoletti yelled over pounding drums.

      Um, Jessi, those weren’t drums.

    2. “Nudists Seek Out the Young and the Naked”

      Who doesn’t?

      1. CHILD MOLESTER!!!1!11!!!!

  16. Since W F Buckley’s death, there is no reason for Gore Vidal.

    1. Oh I don’t think so.

    2. Wish he’d write great historical novels like he used to.

    1. Wonder what the property rights laws on that are?

      In my condo, I could hear the old couple below me yelling at each other – she had alzheimers and he was an ass.

      And sometimes spillage from my mash tun would drip thru my deck floor onto his deck.

      Such is life.

  17. As a descendant of a Black immigrant who worked a Pullman car, all I gotta say about Gore Vidal is…WTF! That doesn’t make no kind of sense! Doesn’t Gore Vidal realize that Barack isn’t from American stock, but Kenyan? Thank you.

    1. You all look alike.

    2. Nah Gore was talking about those rich white Pullman car men.

  18. Speaking of Bin Ladin, from the Lama himself on the subject.

    “In the case of Bin Laden, his action was of course destructive and the September 11 events killed thousands of people. So his action must be brought to justice,” the Dalai Lama said, according to a summary of his remarks posted on his website.

    “If something is serious and it is necessary to take counter-measures, you have to take counter-measures” he was quoted as saying ? a surprising message from a man known across the planet as a harbinger of compassion.

    And while bin Laden may have deserved forgiveness, that “did not mean that one should forget what has been done,” the Dalai Lama said.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler…..-gotta-do/

    Big hitter the Lama.

    1. As a friend of mine said, “How big a motherfucker do you have to be for the Dalai Lama to be okay with someone shooting you?”

      1. I guess we now have an answer to that question.

    2. No total consciousness on his deathbed for bin Laden, that’s for sure.

      1. Which is nice.

  19. The Gore Vidal story illustrates pretty much solely that it really sucks to be 85y/o. I mean, we’ve long known that he is one of the world’s great dicks; that he is virulently anti-American; that he is quite witty – if now only in bits and spurts; that he loathes GWB , etc. So what’s new here? Oh yeah, the Pullman car man thing…the story also shows us that one of the very few things good about being 85y/o is that you can – and should – at that age not give a shit whatsoever about what you say in public. Thanks Gore; I can hardly wait.

    1. Only the good die young.

      1. Explain to me how John Lennon get’s whacked by a crazy fan and fucking Gore Vidal lives forty years past his last significant novel? Couldn’t Mark David Chapman have obsessed over Vidal?

        1. Or done the world a solid by shooting Yoko.

          1. but in that timeline Lennon goes all emo and depressing gothkid crap becomes the mainstream music of the 80s and 90s. No thanks.

            1. Dude, the post-Nirvana era up until about 1997 was pretty fucking emo.

          2. I find a great deal of Yoko’s art, music, etc. to be quite good. Plus, she does not like Paul, so that also wins her points in my book.

            1. Wow. First time I’ve ever seen that claim made without detectible irony.

              Ya learn something new every day…

              1. It is just that I have had the opportunity to experience a good deal of her work. That, and she is a very gracious host.

                1. she is a very gracious host.

                  Oh. …. OHHH!!

                2. I heard she treated Julian Lennon like shit.

  20. “The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events.”

    Get out. Are you fucking kidding me? Just what the hell is really going on here? Something stinks.

    1. Just what the hell is really going on here?

      Oh, if you only knew. The truth is so fucking funny!

    2. then what were they watching in the situation room? caps choke job?

      1. this is looking like it’s going to be the shortest round of the playoffs ever. Will we have sweeps across the board (I still have dreams of Detroit coming back from behind in a semihistoric victory over SJ).

        1. Don’t count on it. The Bruins will almost certainly find a way to choke at least the next two games.

      2. Go Bolts

        1. Yes. And the Caps didn’t choke–the Lightning are peaking. Hope they can keep it up!

    3. That’s not possible since they clearly transmitted the attack.

      I’m really beginning to think they did something that the administration doesn’t want made public. Like desecration of the body or something of that nature.

      1. I blame Halo, or any FPS that’s lets you hump your opponents body while they watch. They got all Call of Duty in there and started humping their frags while they waited for OBL to respawn. Corpse desecration, naw, just celebrating a kill.

        1. I lol’d.

      2. That’s not possible since they clearly transmitted the attack.

        To who, and what is your basis for saying this?

        1. Those, um, people watching it as it occurred? The picture that was blasted everywhere showing it?

          If something’s broadcast in digital form, it’s extremely unlikely that it wasn’t archived or, at the very least, cached.

      3. “I’m really beginning to think they did something that the administration doesn’t want made public”

        my money is on summary execution.

        1. Also this.

      4. Even at my low level, I could watch the entire run to Baghdad like Colecovision on the blue force tracker. They have been talking for years about a system (i forget the name) where everything and everyone is wired such that you can get a camera view of what every Joe on the battlefield is seeing at any one time. And that was back in like 02. Can’t believe they don’t already have such a thing fielded for Seal Teams.

        I suspect you are on to something Pro. But they didn’t desecrate the body. The Seals are too professional for that. I think they probably just walked in and shot him unarmed or maybe after he tried to surrender. Or maybe they captured him and the President himself said, kill him.

        1. I’m wondering if the photos make it apparent he was executed at close range.

        2. If you were the President, and you knew it was very likely that forces under your command were about to do something illegal, or at least very controversial, would you want a live video feed of it streamed to your office? That 25 minutes of lost video was no accident.

          1. “That 25 minutes of lost video was no accident.”

            I respectfully disagree.

            So Obama is like Reagan in that he sells arms to Latin America and Nixon in that there seems to be some missing tape and like Carter in that he can’t make the economy work.

            1. Why do you disagree? Would it be desirable to the President to witness this? It should be enough for him to see the results, minus any dirty details. He’s an executive, after all.

              1. db, I think the poster’s name is a clue.

        3. Like when Palpatine told Anakin to kill Dooku?

          1. probably just a simple “thumbs down”
            should have pulled those columns from his nomination acceptance speech out of storage.

    4. Just now figuring this out, are you?

    5. I figure they have had OBL in a freezer for sometime and just waited until the time was right politically to release the news of his “death”.

    6. What a convenient gap in the tape, no? And it makes you wonder what they were all watching so intently in that famous picture, doesn’t it?

      While you can never rule out some kind of malfunction, the odds of a malfunction happening just when you (later) want it to are pretty freaking high.

      So, they’re lying. The good news is, most of the people in that room (being our Top Men in national security) are incapable of not leaking the truth whenever it next serves their interests.

      1. Someone at somepoint took a photo with a cell phone that will make it to the the web.

      2. Biden will have to tour every possible hiding place in the US for this to stay secret until after the next election.

        1. Biden will have to go, then. He’s going to resign and go off to become a monk under the Dalai Lama’s tutelage.

    7. Just guessing. The Seals had helmet cams linked by Wi-Fi to an overhead drone and the drone up-linked to a satellite. The helmet cam links were lost when the Seals went inside (Metal roof?). They would still have video from the drone looking down at the compound.

      1. They’re doing it wrong if it isn’t saving to local device on the SEAL’s person.

  21. GOP’s Fav Amateur Historian

    Mr. Barton is a self-taught historian who is described by several conservative presidential aspirants as a valued adviser and a source of historical and biblical justification for their policies.

    Among the possible Republican presidential candidates who seek his advice are Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Representative Michele Bachmann.

    One of his most contested assertions is that the Supreme Court has misconstrued Thomas Jefferson’s statement that the First Amendment erected a “wall of separation between church and state.” According to Mr. Barton, Jefferson meant that government should not interfere with the public exercise of religion ? not that public spaces should be purged of prayer. He also cites biblical passages that, he says, argue against deficit spending, graduated income taxes, the minimum wage and costly measures to fight global warming.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05…..l?_r=1&hp;

    1. But people like Rabi Moonbeam Michael Lerner who argue that the Bible mandates liberal policies are just dandy with you.

    2. “He also dived into politics, serving as vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 1997 to 2006. In 2004, he was hired by the Republican National Committee to mobilize Christians for George W. Bush.”

      ’nuff said.

    3. Only authoritarian pricks think that prayer should be forbidden in public places. The First Amendment only comes into play when the government wants to lead the prayers, or engrave them on public monuments.

  22. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05…..s.html?hpw

    Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, according to test results released on Wednesday.

    1. They’re 8th graders. What’s your excuse?

      1. +the internets.

      2. likes this

      3. To be fair to MNG, it’s hard to read the Bill of Rights with Obama’s cock in your mouth all the time.

        1. Yeah and it is over 2000 years old and written in Sanskrit.

    2. one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches

      “One in *10*”?! I’m thinking that’s a typo. I hope I’m wrong.

      1. Have you seen the shit they pass? It may be 1 in 20 for elected officials.

      2. We rarely get better than 4 of 9 on the US supreme court. What the heck do you expect from a bunch of 13 year old kids?

      3. I meant, it’s probably more like 1 in 100. “Demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances”, indeed!

        Note to self: Use less-subtle snark.

    3. Fewer than half of American eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights on the most recent national civics examination, and only one in 10 demonstrated acceptable knowledge of the checks and balances among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, according to test results released on Wednesday.

      Our work is going a little slower than we’de like.

    4. Maybe the eight graders are approaching things from a de facto rather than de jure standpoint?

    5. Considering that the Federalists and Anti-Federalists had quite a debate over whether those first 10 amendments were necessary, I don’t blame eighth graders for being confused about it.

      (Ask yourself why the Ninth Amendment was necessary.)

  23. Controversy continues: Rogers police chief resigns

    His departure for unexplained reasons followed resignations of police board members.

    Rogers Police Chief Jeff Luther has resigned — the latest in a string of resignations amid a controversy that erupted after the chief investigated two police officers’ conduct at an accident last summer.

    Luther couldn’t be reached on Wednesday for comment.

    City Administrator Steve Stahmer said in a brief e-mail that Luther resigned last week and that city officials will soon begin a search for his replacement. No other information was provided.

    Luther’s resignation comes on the heels of resignations by all three civilians on the Rogers police commission. They quit in protest after city officials put Luther and Sgt. Joleen Pitts on paid administrative leave Feb. 10. City officials declined to discuss the reason for the leaves, citing privacy concerns and personnel policies.

    Former Commissioner Lorin Kramer and others have said that Luther was being unjustly punished for investigating whether two Rogers police officers tried to cover up an incident last summer which involved moving a squad car into a path of a fleeing motorcycle.

    The officer chasing the motorcycle, Capt. Mike Miller, did not report a witness at the scene. Miller is godfather to the mayor’s daughter and is serving as acting police chief.

    http://www.startribune.com/loc…..93429.html

  24. Obama floats plan to tax cars by the mile

    The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive.

    The plan is a part of the administration’s “Transportation Opportunities Act,” an undated draft of which was obtained this week by Transportation Weekly.

    Among other things, CBO suggested that a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax could be tracked by installing electronic equipment on each car to determine how many miles were driven; payment could take place electronically at filling stations.

    1. No! nonononononononononno! Fuck. This.
      Whatever, VMT is sure to be resoundingly unpopular.

      1. As one of the commenters said: “Good luck getting them to put any device in my car that will keep track of my driving. Ain’t gonna happen.”

        OTOH, think of all the jobs saved or created in the fields of device manufacture, installation, enforcement, and repair.

        1. no device? no insurance.

          1. Why would insurance companies care whether you have a tracking device in your car? Also, I am not legally required to have car insurance, suckers.

            And don’t cars already have devices called odometers that track mileage and are illegal to tamper with?

      2. I’m fine with this as I only drive about 15 miles a month tops.

    2. My odometer keeps breaking. Shit.

    3. “Transportation Opportunities Act”, eh?

    4. “Transportation Opportunities Act”, eh?

      1. So Orwellian it needed to be said twice.

    5. It would be good if some way was found to more adequately impose the costs of building and maintaining roads on the people that use them. This isn’t going to do it but it was worth examining.

      Interesting though to see that the oppositon to this, just as it is to raising gas taxes to a level that would cover those costs, comes from the brigade that complains the loudest about all the people on welfare.

      Sort of like the Tea Partiers and their medicare.

      Everyone wants free shit.

      1. Privatize them and charge a toll? Okay.

        1. Considering the whining and hollering that happens whenever a proposal is made for road users to even come close to meeting the costs of road building and maintenance any serious privatization has a snowball’s chance in hell.

          That said, it’s not so much car drivers who are in the wrong here. For years they have been paying a substantial cross subsidy to the trucking industry. The burden of the fuel tax falls much more heavily on autos that are responsible for far less of the wear and tear on highways than trucks are.

      2. Given that the overwhelming majority of wear to roads and bridges comes from heavy truck traffic, soak the trucking industry. (Or stop diverting receipts from the gas tax to the general fund.) Go talk to any CivE that builds roads and bridges for a living: you could make a road that lasts a very long time, if you kept semis off of it.

        1. Or, I could just read your comment at 11:05. Damn squirrels.

  25. I have always found confessions of old men charming but Gore Vidal’s mien is still arrogant; perhaps he thinks he will cheat death

      1. as compared to a ‘rather’ thing

    1. Honestly, that story sounds too normal for those three. I am skeptical.

    2. Just imagine the flatfoot that pulled that car over for speeding? There is another story like that involving Joe Dimaggio and Frank Sinatra getting drunk and going looking for Marlyn Monroe’s then boyfriend. The guy they found to take them to his apartment realized it was a really bad idea. So he took them to the wrong place. They busted the door down on some elderly woman. Could you imagine waking up in the mid 50s to Frank Sinatra and the Yankee Clipper breaking down your door?

      1. While it would suck at the time, being able to tell people about how Frank Sinatra and Joe Dimaggio kicked your ass would be awesome. Not to mention the fact that you banged Marilyn Monroe, of course.

        1. Actually, the guy was probably right that taking them to Kennedy’s place was a bad idea…

    1. I was in Boston back before I married my wife. I was there to visit her and was leaving one Sunday. We go down town to go to a favorite restaurant of ours before she dropped me off at the airport. And it was May Day. Those motherfuckers had the whole financial district shut down. I never wanted to mow a group of people down with a machine gun more in my life. Commies. I hate those guys.

      1. damn joke names.

        1. I knew it wasn’t Klein when I got to the words “my wife”.

          1. Burn!

  26. OTOH, think of all the jobs saved or created in the fields of device manufacture, installation, enforcement, and repair.

    You forgot hacking and disabling.

  27. Massachusetts commies.

    I hate Massachusetts commies.

  28. Once again, the American Sheeple get slapped in the face. Osamas Death photos should be plastered all over the place for the SHeeple to enjoy!

    http://www.anon-toolz.at.tc

  29. I think this was already posted yesterday:

    A New Kissing Device Lets You Make Out Over The Internet

    I just wanted to share this idiotic quote:

    George Monibot invented a term called “love miles”; the miles we must travel out of obligations to people we care about:

    If your sister-in-law is getting married in Buenos Aires, it is both immoral to travel there, because of climate change, and immoral not to, because of the offence it causes. In that decision we find two valid moral codes in irreconcilable antagonism.

    There is a paradox in a world in which the Internet allows us to form relationships thousands of miles away, and in which flying is increasingly something we should avoid, even as we become closer to people from farther away.

    I believe Ayn Rand said it best: check your premises, dumbass.

    1. God I hate those people. Fuck him. Just for that I am flying to Europe this fall.

    2. If flying is immoral, then your whole existence is immoral and you should kill yourself now.

  30. # Alabama jobs bill would prohibit illegal alien teens from attending prom.

    They’re just trying to cut down on the anchor baby population.

  31. They’re doing it wrong if it isn’t saving to local device on the SEAL’s person.

    I can see why you maybe wouldn’t want a spec operator carrying around a record of where he’s been, what he’s done, who he did it with, etc.

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