Media

How Andrew Breitbart Changed the News

Love him or hate him, he demonstrated how to build your own media outlet.

|

Note: This piece originally ran at CNN.com on March 2, 2012. Read it there.

(CNN) — To get a sense of just how polarizing a figure new media innovator Andrew Breitbart was, get a load of this tweet from Slate's Matt Yglesias that went out mere hours after the news of Breitbart's unexpected death at age 43 broke: "The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead."

Breitbart would relish that sort of venomous barb, not least because it meant that liberals with an uncomplicated mainstream media perspective were taking notice of him and his point of view. That such a churlish and distasteful comment reflects poorly on its author, an establishment blogger with impeccable left of center bona fides, and his Washington Post-owned platform, would simply be icing on the cake.

As the creator of the controversial suite of "Big" sites (including Big GovernmentBig JournalismBig Hollywood, and Big Peace), the man who helped put the nonprofit ACORN in the crosshairs of angry lawmakers who ultimately defunded the organization, and the reason former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's crotch shot went viral, Breitbart didn't simply risk the ire of indignant liberals. He insisted on it, even as he was no straight-up social conservative: At the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference, he protested the banning of the gay-friendly group GOProud by hosting a dance party featuring lesbian singer Sophie B. Hawkins. (Full disclosure: I have blogged in the past for Big Hollywood and Reason.tv posts some of our videos at Big Government.)

Anyone who tries to reduce his importance to that of a fire-breathing, ax-wielding right-wing hatchet man—a sort of Sean Hannity Jr.—is going to miss entirely his enduring legacy to the current and future mediascape.

For years, his job was to be "Matt Drudge's bitch" (his term, which he used in a 2007 Reason interview), to prowl the Web for links both banal and profound and edit the site that more than any other showed how the Internet could be used to route around information bottlenecks imposed by official spokesmen and legacy news outlets.

From Drudge, he went on to help launch the Huffington Postof all things, named for the foreign-born, heavily accented woman who once campaigned for California's ugly, anti-immigrant Proposition 187 before embracing the gospel according to Howard Zinn, Van Jones, and Bill Maher. Widely misunderstood in its embryonic phase as the worst sort of vanity project—Arianna Huffington's celebrity friends lecture the world about livable wages while dropping green-energy manifestos from their private jets—the Huffington Post is in fact a marvel of open-sourced news gathering and content creation.

Though Huffington would later challenge some of Breitbart's claims about how much of her site sprung fully formed from his brow, she never stinted on the fact that he was intensely interested in creating a new way of conversing about everything that matters to people: "He was extremely interested in how to have a conversation online — how to bring together all these interesting voices," Huffington told Wired's Noah Shachtman. "Now it's, like, so obvious. But at the time, it had never been done."

He pulled off the same stunt with his increasingly influential "Big" sites—and in a way that was more suited to his ideological leanings, which tilted not so much toward the right as they did against what he saw as inescapable and underappreciated bias and smugness in the mainstream media. As my colleague Matt Welch, a longtime friend of Breitbart, writes, "He didn't actually have strong philosophical/policy beliefs—at all—and he was always perfectly comfortable and perfectly welcome in ideologically and culturally diverse settings."

From the dozen or so occasions in which I interacted with him, I can attest to the truth of that statement. He had opinions as big as all outdoors and loved to argue about everything—and on nothing more than the innate superiority of the National League to the American League in baseball (on this, as on many other topics, he was surely wrong). But the point is that he loved to argue, not to surround himself with people who thought exactly like him.

His legacy has nothing to do with whether the Republican party picked up Anthony Weiner's congressional seat or whether ACORN has been able to renew its funding. It has to do with the ways in which he created new places and spaces to talk about whatever any of us want to talk about. He told Reason in 2004 that after feeling ignored by existing outlets, "We decided to go out and create our media."

It doesn't matter who we is, kemo sabe. It's the conservatives at Drudge, the liberals at HuffPo, the leftists at DailyKos, the libertarians at Reason. It's all of us and Breitbart helped create and grow a series of do-it-yourself demonstration projects through which we can all speak more loudly and more fully.

Breitbart is dead, but the conversation pits he built will live on for a long, long time. A lot of people theorize about democratizing the public square and bringing new voices and sources into conversations about politics and culture. Breitbart actually did it. It wasn't always perfect and it wasn't always pretty (ask Shirley Sherrod, the former Department of Agriculture official who sued him for defamation), but he blazed a path that surely leads to a far richer and more interesting mediascape than the one we all grew up with.

Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason.tv and co-author with Matt Welch of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America.

Follow him on Twitter at @nickgillespie.

Read the piece at CNN.


Advertisement

NEXT: Romney Beats Obama 48%-43% In New Rasmussen Poll

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Hand!

    1. This is like the worst chat room ever.

      1. Stalin Changed the News

        Love him or hate him, he demonstrated how to build your own media outlet.

        So much for that Fiberarian Bullshit. (sorry for being redundant)

          1. “American capitalism, based as it is on exploitation of the poor, with its fundamental motivation in personal greed, simply cannot survive without force — without a secret police force. Now, more than ever, each of us is forced to make a conscious choice whether to support the system of minority comfort and privilege with all its security apparatus and repression, or whether to struggle for real equality of opportunity and fair distribution of benefits for all of society, in the domestic as well as the international order. It’s harder now not to realize that there are two sides, harder not to understand each, and harder not to recognize that like it or not we contribute day in and day out either to the one side or to the other.” — Philip Agee, CIA Diary, p597

              1. Claims to speak for the Working Classes: Avoids their neighborhoods whenever possible.

                  1. Believe us. We’re well paid. We suck KOCH all day.

                    Sugar daddy free market.

                    1. …capitalist aggression.

                      ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
                      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

                      “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

                    2. It is clear that Dunham Soetoro and her Indonesian husband, President Obama’s step-father, were closely involved in the CIA’s operations to steer Indonesia away from the Sino-Soviet orbit during the “years of living dangerously” after the overthrow of Sukarno. WMR has discovered that some of the CIA’s top case officers were assigned to various official and non-official cover assignments in Indonesia during this time frame, including under the cover of USAID, the Peace Corps, and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

                    3. Accuses you of being a paid shill. Only found out about Reason.com because of Soros-affiliated hate sites.

                    4. Left (Soros) is to Right (Market Fundamentalists) as Arminianism is to Calvinsim.

                      fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

                    5. Libertard, Urban Dictionary, Alexa Rank:729

                      Reason Online, Alexa Rank:9,478

                      Market WIN!

                    6. Dunham was active in micro-loan projects for the Ford Foundation, the CIA-linked East-West Center, and USAID in Indonesia. One of the individuals assigned to the U.S. embassy and helped barricade the compound during a violent anti-U.S. student demonstration during the 1965 Suharto coup against Sukarno was Dr. Gordon Donald, Jr. Assigned to the embassy’s Economic Section, Donald was responsible for USAID micro-financing for Indonesian farmers, the same project that Dunham Soetoro would work on for USAID in the 1970s, after her USAID job of teaching English in Indonesia. In a 1968 book, “Who’s Who in the CIA,” published in West Berlin, Donald is identified as a CIA officer who was also assigned to Lahore, Pakistan, where Dunham would eventually live for five years in the Hilton International Hotel while working on microfinancing for the Asian Development Bank.

            1. Only an absolute fucking tool would take the word of a CIA officer on anything.

              1. Only an absolute fucking tool would take the word of a KOCHsucker on anything.

                Hardiness Zones
                See Changes From 1990 to 2006
                http://www.arborday.org/media/map_change.cfm

                1. Hey, you got agricultural city-state on my chocolate!!

                  1. Deal with it, Gomer Pyle.

                    1. I promise there will be nightly buffets with lots of fried foods when we get rid of modernity.

                    2. I promise there will be nightly buffets with lots of fried foods when we get rid of librulz.

                    3. I wash my ass with a rag on a stick.

                    4. “I stink like hell.” ~Andrew Breibart

                    5. My squaw came back from Swinging Limb’s teepee smelling like pemmican and beaver oil.

                    6. …smell. ~Andrew Breibart (Dead of complications due to Market Fundamentalism)

                2. Another “Who’s Who in the CIA” Jakarta alumnus is Robert F. Grealy, who later became the director for international relations for the Asia-Pacific for J P Morgan Chase and a director for the American-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce. J P Morgan Chase’s CEO Jamie Dimon is being mentioned as a potential replacement for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, whose father, Peter Geithner, was the Ford Foundation’s Asia grant-selector who funneled the money to Ann Dunham’s Indonesian projects.

                  1. The Roots of Stalin in the Tea Party Movement

                    The Koch family, America’s biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR.

                    http://www.alternet.org/economy/14650…..age=entire

                    1. Although CIA geo-political covert operations at the University of Hawaii are well-documented, the agency’s darker side of research and MK-UKTRA type operations has not generally been associated with the University of Hawaii.

                      A series of formerly Confidential CIA memoranda, dated May 15, 1972, points to the involvement of both the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the CIA, and the University of Hawaii in the CIA’s behavioral science program. The memos are signed by then-Deputy Director of the CIA Bronson Tweedy, the chief of the Intelligence Community’s Program Review Group (PRG) [name redacted], and CIA Director Richard Helms.

                    2. Easy avaialability of calories is a modern Genocide. It’s why I’m overweight, diabetic, and impotent.

                      http://rewild.info/anthropik/2…..index.html

                      ~ Jason Godesky

                    3. Easy avaialability of calories is a modern Genocide. It’s why I’m overweight, diabetic, and impotent.

                      http://rewild.info/anthropik/2…..index.html

                      ~ Jason Godesky

                    4. Easy avaialability of calories is a modern Genocide. It’s why I’m overweight, diabetic, and impotent.

                      http://rewild.info/anthropik/2…..index.html

                      ~ Jason Godesky

                    5. The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.

                    6. Dunham would also travel to Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Thailand working on micro-financing projects. In 1965, Barack Obama Sr. returned to Kenya from Harvard, with another American wife. The senior Obama linked up with his old friend and the CIA’s “golden boy” Mboya and other fellow Luo politicians. The CIA station chief in Nairobi from 1964 to 1967 was Philip Cherry. In 1975, Cherry was the CIA station chief in Dacca, Bangladesh. Cherry was linked by the then-U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh, Eugene Booster, to the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh’s first president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and members of his family.

                    7. The secreting soil zillionaires of the Cartwright family, the main supporters of the cattle herders that orchestrated the Big T-Bone Round Up, would not have the means to grill their favorite cuts of steak had it not been for the mesquite the family found during the big steer drive just outside Rachel, Nevada. Unfortunately, their women died of consumption while they were away.

                    8. Cut and paste will be a central feature of the primitivist world.

    2. You’re going to need it!

      1. The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.

        1. In 1972, USAID administrator Dr. John Hannah admitted to Metromedia News that USAID was being used as a cover for CIA covert operations in Laos. Hannah only admitted to Laos as a USAID cover for the CIA. However, it was also reported that USAID was being used by the CIA in Indonesia, Philippines, South Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea. USAID projects in Southeast Asia had to be approved by the Southeast Asian Development Advisory Group (SEADAG), an Asia Society group that was, in fact, answerable to the CIA.

    3. I pray for White Indian’s death.

      1. I’ve come to the conclusion your prayer would lead to attending a half-dozen funerals in a week

        1. Yes Rectal we’ll miss you!

  2. We need a food equity law in this country, forcing large grocery chains to open stores in low-income areas. As part of this law, we need food regulators checking the produce and comparing it store to store, with large fines if stores in rich areas have significantly better access to fresh food and significantly better quality and freshness of the fruits and vegetables.

    Healthy food is a right and should not be solely left to the profit motive.

    1. The Fibertarian Final Solution.

        1. TED TALKS
          Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
          http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_gilding….._full.html

          1. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, a top 5,000 site, Rank:1,200

            Reason Online, a top 10,000 site, Rank:9,478

            How’s that concept of competition working out, boys?

            1. L is for loser.

              LuLz

              1. Even in the Fibertarian world, Reason sucks.

                LewRockwell.com
                Rank:5,389

                Reason Online
                Rank:9,478

                Cuz lew admits his WHITE POWER racism.

                “I disavow.” ~Ron Paul

                In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

                ~Murray Rothbard
                Essays of Murray N. Rothbard
                Edited by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

                LuLz

                  1. Does it hurt bad when I say the things I say?

                1. I do not allow the market to regulate. ~Lew Rockwell, Market Regulator

                    1. Yeah, I’m mad, keyboard warrior of market fundamentalism.

                    2. …or your local third grade moron.

            1. …loves to make fun of freedom (hippies.)

                1. Who supports outright theft, except Fibertarians?

                  “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

                  P.S….

                  ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
                  ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

                  1. WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD
                    WHITE RIGHTS
                    AYN RAND
                    RACIALIST SCIENCE
                    MURRAY ROTHBARD

      1. I eats babiez.

        1. In short, we must face the fact that the purely free society will have a flourishing free market in children.

          ~Murray Rothbard
          mises.org/daily/2568

          YUMMY!

          1. The only “human right” is the right to shit on any living-room carpet, at any time, without permission.

          2. Babiez good. Makeum good supper

    2. And where is this “right” to healthy food enumerated, Erik? Which part of the Bill of Rights do we turn to for this stone tablet you have just handed us?

    3. Where is this “right” enumerated, Erik?

      1. “Article 25.

        (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
        http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

        1. Fuck the UN.

          1. You’re on our shit list now, buddy.

            1. …the Socialist Political Law Idiocy Council, right?

        2. Ha! Ha! Ha! A charter put forth and signed by many of the greatest mass murderers in the entirety of human history. The Document of Perfected Human Docility is more like it. No thanks, as imperfect as the US Constitution may be, I’ll have a better chance to survive and prosper under it.

  3. Matt Yglesias’ tweet says as much about Matt Yglesias as it does about Andrew Breitbart.

    I believe I read before that Matt Drudge likes to focus attention on items most media outlets don’t want attended. Breitbart obviously has that idea, as his last project – the vetting of candidate Barack Obama – shows.

    1. and that’s that

      1. In the past tense, he was a candidate for president. And since he’s flying across the country at taxpayer expense to make campaign stops and raise money for his reelection, it would not be inaccurate to call him a candidate now either.

        1. PRESENT tense mofo

              1. Andrew Sullivan keeps elbowing me out of the way!

  4. Has anyone else seen Soledad Obrien freakout interview with breitbart’s editor in chief? That was some serious flop sweat going on trying to defend Obama.

    1. and that’s that

      come on, do your WHITE MAN’S GHOST DANCE
      “CONSTITUTIONALISM”: THE WHITE MAN’S GHOST DANCE
      by Robert C. Black
      http://www.spunk.org/texts/writers/black/sp001650.html

      Wovoka has spoken.

        1. ? Is any WHITE person‘s right an individual or collective right?
          ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

          “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any WHITE person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

          1. LuLz

      1. That having been said. I agree with much of that essay.

        1. Just wait, it’ll happen.

          Can I say all the things to you that you said to me?

          1. Is that a query of possibility or permission?

            1. Query that.

              1. LOL! Why U mad tho?

                1. Like they couldn’t stop me I’ma ’bout to pull up at your home and it’s on

    2. I saw it, sage. If I cared who Jay Thomas was tomorrow, I’d say he actually came away looking the worst. But since Soledad OBrien will still be in a position to shape the news, she looks the worst.

      Joel Pollak handled himself quite well. I’m sure, like Breitbart, he will fail at being a 100% friend to libertarians but I hope to enjoy him sticking it to establishment media for a long time.

      1. …Market Fundie, the KOCHsucking will continue.

        1. My billionaire can beat up your billionaire(s)!

            1. Go ahead, pull your Standard Fibertard GUN SHIT.

              It’s fine.

              But your property values won’t maintain their illusion. Read history. (Wasn’t so long ago, bro.)

                1. Did you forget that part?

                  Humans are egalitarian, and evolved so. In fact, it is probably our most important survival trait making us unique among animals.

                  Egalitarianism has to do with socio-political power, and the Second Amendment is an attempt to create an Egalitarian Society.

                  So I call the 2A the Egalitarian Clause of the Constitution.

                  Gambol with EGALITARIAN CLAUSE.

                  And remember where it came from:

                  Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
                  by Jack Weatherford (professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota)
                  http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Givers-I…..B000K4Y6LA

                  1. Time for some fire water.

                    1. Poured over who’s grave?

                    2. I got so drunk once, I beat my pickup up with a ball bat and ran my wife into a bridge abutment.

                    3. ~Andrew Breibart

                    4. I have a LinkedIn page. A primitive one. Mommy said I could.

                    5. We obsess about Jason. And his body. All day.

                    6. I leaned up against an oven once. It caused a huge grease fire.

                    7. “We obsess about Jason. And his body. All day.”

                      Well, what choice do you have it, blocks out the fucking sun.

                    8. That’s all you have to do to make it stop. You sought us out-not the other way around.

                    9. …of ideas.

                      “Go Away.”

                      LuLz

                    10. Mad because “stalkers” are curious about just what kind of lunatic they are dealing with. Whines about it. Is reminded that it is completely within his power to stop the “stalking”. Whines some more.

                    11. Projects his whiny personality faults onto Jason’s adipose tissue.

                    12. Projects his adipose tissue onto everyone within a three mile radius.

                    13. Easy avaialability of calories is a modern Genocide. It’s why I’m overweight, diabetic, and impotent.

                      http://rewild.info/anthropik/2…..index.html

                      ~ Jason Godesky

                    14. Whines some fucking more. Christ Godesky-eat some more fucking vegetables and walk your fat ass to work. You don’t have to change the whole fucking world because you’re such a fatass loser-just take some personal responsibility.

                    15. “Personal responsibility” is racist.

                    16. Holy Shit his dick doesn’t work?

                      BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

                    17. Remember, boys, HARD WORK.

                      IT KILLS.

                      Working over than 48 hours a weak doubles the risk of coronary heart disease.

                      http://www.anxietyculture.com/postcard2.htm

                    18. “weak”

                      BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA

                    19. So does eating for more than 48 hours a week Jason.

                    20. “weak”

                      BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA

                    21. I only change my Depends once a week.

    3. This may be of interest to you regarding Soledad’s sudden burst of academic prowess during the questioning. Also, apparently she had tweeted previously that she was a fan of Professor Bell which could further explain why she dropped a hissy on live TV.

      And Jay Thomas (Cheers‘ Eddie LeBec) probably wouldn’t have not-so-subtlely accused Pollak of racism if he knew Pollak’s wife.

      1. Yeah I read about that too, and how wikipedia’s page on CRT has been edited like crazy since that interview.

        1. I’m baaaack!!

          1. Criticizing ANY liberal black = racism.

    4. Soledad’s a dim bulb, able only to parrot the Wiki blurbs fed to her by some assistant producer.

  5. My work here is done.

  6. Test your might, Test your might,
    Test your might, Test your might.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    EXCELLENT!
    Brandon, Joshua Corning, Killazontherun, Tulpa,
    Sugarfree, Pro liberate, Res Publica Americana.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    Warty, strike, John, RoboCain,
    Auric Demonocles, Tony, sloopyinca.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    FIGHT!
    Test your might, Test your might.
    Loki, Commentariat GOP Shill, invisible furry hand, Fist of Etiquette,
    Mr. FIFY, Fluffy, Red Rocks Rockin.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!

  7. Does anyone here actually visit his Big* sites? I never had, which makes me very suspect of the claims he had all this great influence.

    1. …and that’s about it.

      Remember, WORK KILLS.
      Working over than 48 hours a weak doubles the risk of coronary heart disease.

      http://www.anxietyculture.com/postcard2.htm

      How’s the fucking economics work out with that free market bullshit?

      1. WORK PLEASES THE INVISIBLE HAND. (Plus that’s my only friend under the covers.) ~The Modern CaPiTaLiSt

      2. Maybe I’m just not as mainstream as I think I am. Even Drudge, it’s been a while since he was a semi-regular visit. I remember visiting his site while in college and Clinton scandals were in the news. But not much since then.

        1. drudgereport.com
          Drudge Report
          78 Rank in US

          reason.com
          Reason Online
          2,422 Rank in US

          Lick my balls.
          Sincerely,
          Matt

          1. And what about Breitbart’s Big* sites?

          2. …because I say so and I’m fibertarian. And batshit mad.

            MARKET FAILURE
            Soros
            NOT MARKET FAILURE
            Ayn Rand on Medicare
            MARKET FAILURE
            Soros
            NOT MARKET FAILURE
            Ayn Rand on Medicare
            MARKET FAILURE
            Soros
            NOT MARKET FAILURE
            Ayn Rand on Medicare

  8. This makes a lot of sense dude.
    http://www.Got-Privacy.tk

    1. …piss off the majority of sensible dudes?

  9. Hey, who’s got my Family Size bag of pork rinds?

    1. aren’t they all?

      1. They’re showing “John Carter” on my ass tonight at the Megaplex.

        1. “I’m whiter than white now.” ~Andrew Breibart

          1. We will make Lipitor from prairie dog ears.

            1. Breibart’s new web site

              1. I ate my tomahawk last night.

                1. “I died young. It’s a market win, if you value death.” ~Andrew Breibart

                  1. I wrote something once. No one read it.

                    1. Fibertarians obsess about Jason. And his body. All day.

                      Market win win.

                    2. It made me sad, cuz all I want is for pregnant women to squate in caves and to have blood for lunch. Is that so much to ask?

                    3. But what the hey.

                    4. “Civilization=2 billion starved”

                      You’re confusing them with your favorite restaurant fatty.

                    5. 2 billion bored-just go away.

                    6. I shot the cat with a bow and arrows mommy and daddy got me for my birthday. They paddled me when they got back from the vet.

  10. “And remember where it came from:
    Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
    by Jack Weatherford (professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota)”

    Weatherford is a wonderful author; I’ll get this book. No great surprise that more advanced civilizations learned from more primitive ones.
    And I’m sure vermin shit will be pleased to learn that in “The History of Money”, Weatherford points out that even very primitive societies accept the reality and the value of the market.

    1. Did you forget that, comrade?

      1. I get winded when I blog.

          1. Mommy got me a teepee for Valentine’s Day. It’s form-fitting.

            1. “This coffin is so snug and cozy.” ~Andrew Breibart

              1. Jason’s ALIVE. Breibart’s dead|3.10.12 @ 9:14PM|#
                Most all primitives died at an age far earlier than Breibart. They’re dead; I’m not.
                Vermin shit is welcome to join them.

                1. “The earliest visible populations of prehistory nonetheless do surprisingly well if we compare them to the actual record of human history rather than to our romantic images of civilized progress.”

                  Health and the Rise of Civilization
                  Mark Nathan Cohen
                  Yale University Press
                  http://www.primitivism.com/health-civilization.htm

                  1. Sorry, vermin shit; primitives lived to, oh, 25 years.

                    1. Upper Paleolithic (total age 54)
                      Neolithic[10] 20
                      […]
                      Early Modern Britain 25

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

                    2. Sevo|3.10.12 @ 9:28PM|#

                      Sorry, vermin shit; primitives lived to, oh, 25 years.

                    3. Capitalist in Modern Britain lived to, oh, 25 years.

                    4. Sorry vermin Sevo (shit, same)|3.10.12 @ 9:34PM|#
                      “Capitalist in Modern Britain lived to, oh, 25 years.”

                      Sorry, vermin shit; primitives lived to, oh, 25 years.

                    5. I bet White Idiot likes to run 2001: ASO backwards so it has a happy ending.

                    6. Happy Ending.

                    7. If someone tries to invent something, we all will kill him.

                    8. “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

                      ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
                      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

                    9. Ward Churchill sent me a can of pumpkin pie filling.

                    10. …to fund Reason Foundation?

                    11. Cause the rest of aren’t her.

                    12. Ward’s another fake Indian, like me. He’s fat, too.

                    13. Never again to part.

                    14. “Fibertards and Jason’s Fat Never again to part.”

                      Well, that’s something we have in common.

                    15. …to fund Reason Foundation?

      2. But not the citySTATIST market|3.10.12 @ 8:58PM|#
        “Did you forget that, comrade?”

        No, vermin shit, I didn’t forget that. Did you read the book? Even the primitive market presumes some degree of order, as Weatherford points out.

        1. Even the primitive market presumes some degree of order

          THE FIBERTARIAN BAIT AND SWITCH GAME IS ON

          Even primitive love making presumes some fucking, so….

          …therefore…

          …it’s Fuck Thy Neighbor before he Fucks You.

          Nice try, Comrade Fibertard.

          1. I wish I could find my penis.

            1. “My penis just fell off.” ~Andrew Breibart

              1. Lucky Andrew…if mine fell off, I could see it again.

                1. Fibertarians value death. Thus, they’re anti-life.

                  We knew that anyway, but thanks for the clarification.

                  1. I’m giving up my La-Z-Boy and Raisinettes soon for a life of gamboling on the plain.

                    Until a farmer shoots me.

                    1. And, yeah, shooting is the initiation of violence.

                      Not that principles matter when you’re protecting what you took.

                    2. Farmers are mean to me. All I want is to frolick and gambol on their property in my 5X loin cloth.

                    3. Divine Right of Property

                      Same source.

                    4. A lady hit me with a broom when I tried to teach her how to make thread from buffalo sinews.

                    5. …to fund Reason Foundation?

                    6. My navel used to be an innie. It’s an outie now.

          2. Jason’s ALIVE. Breibart’s dead|3.10.12 @ 9:12PM|#
            “Even the primitive market presumes some degree of order”

            Did vermin shit read the book, vermin shit?

                1. …vermin shit.

                  1. Vermin shit answers yes to…

                    Worthy of…………….

                    1. …will defeat the Enemies of the City-State soon with his anger.

                    2. Comrade Political Officer SEVO|3.10.12 @ 9:38PM|#
                      “…will defeat the Enemies of the City-State soon with his anger.”

                      Worthy of…………….

    2. I’m not at all making excuses for the violent impositions fostered by various continental governments, but as my uncle pointed out in his research of diaries, charters and the like (one of his many occupations was that of a journalist who wrote for the Boy Scouts official publication in the 60’s and 70’s), the untold history is not one of war and conflict but one of trade, mutual cooperation, and assimilation. Contrary to myth, not every Indian was a hunter and gatherer living in a teepee. In the Piedmont region of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Indians had already developed farming communities and towns along the riverbanks, whites came in and assimilated.

      continued

      1. http://nationalhumanitiescente…..worlds.htm

        Because the region’s climate offered a long growing season and generally plentiful rainfall, southern Indians developed a complex system of agriculture based primarily on three crops: corn, beans, and squash. To clear farmland, the natives used fire and stone axes to remove smaller brush and timber. They then stripped the bark (a process known as girdling) from larger trees so that they sprouted no leaves and eventually died. Native farmers (primarily women) then planted corn, beans, and squash together in hills beneath the dead and dying trees. By all accounts, the three crops, known in some cultures as “the three sisters,” usually did well under such conditions.

      2. Beans helped replace nitrogen taken from the soil by corn; cornstalks provided “poles” for the beans to climb; and broad-leaved squash plants helped cut down on weed growth and erosion. Farming seems to have allowed native populations to increase in the millennium before European contact. Some of the larger native cultures probably numbered in the tens of thousands.

        Add to farms, river bank connected towns, coastal fishing villages to the list of social settlements that existed prior to European settlement.

        1. In fact, there is some evidence that the Indians of the Western Hemisphere had developed space flight. Naturally, this frightened the early European settlers and although outgunned by the particle beam weapons of the Indians, the Europeans conquered the Indians and systematically erased all evidence of their space flights. Then, the Europeans reversed the polarity on the Indians’ instant learning machines and not only erased the ability to read from the minds of the Indians, but rewrote their synaptic pathways so that they even forgot that they once knew how to read.

  11. How does WI count coups on them again and again, out-competing the ?berkompetitorz?

    1. Are Fibertarians girly-men?|3.10.12 @ 9:01PM|#
      “How does WI count coups on them again and again, out-competing the ?berkompetitorz?”
      Why, in the same way vermin shit does anything: fantasizes.

  12. Fuck me. I am getting flash backs of that 2k+ monstrosity from last fall.

    1. Only if I cover your face with a flag and do it for Old Glory.

  13. I got it all worked out: A new internet based on smoke signals.

    Gambol amongst yourselves.

  14. DK,

    you know that thing we talked about?

    Two bus tickets and a pack of McDonald’s coupons, I’ll do it.

    1. Even that peacenik bro of mine is fed up this time, he sez kick ’em a good one in the balls for old Cxxxxxe!

  15. Dance Puppets

  16. DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS
    DESTROY ALL INJUNS

    1. Fibertard gonna be city-STATIST.

      1. I wanna eat yer babiez

        1. In short, we must face the fact that the purely free society will have a flourishing free market in children.

          ~Murray Rothbard
          mises.org/daily/2568

          YUMMY!

          1. Fricasseed is best.

            Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good

      2. I saw my mommy putting a tomato plant in the ground once. I hit her with a stick, the city-statist bitch.

        1. Agriculture or Permaculture: Why Words Matter
          by Jason Godesky | 13 June 2007

          http://rewild.info/anthropik/2…..index.html

          I bet fibertarian is so fucking stupid he doesn’t know the difference between making love and rape either.

          1. She was planting one too many. I had to bash her.

            1. She was planting one over the artificial line on the land I’m so anal about. I had to bash her.

              1. She almost pulled my ear off that time.

            2. BASH THE FASH!

  17. Some say he thinks with a New Zealand accent

    1. At 2:22 there is a goddamn hillbilly smurf!

  18. I pull the strings

    1. On my anal beads.

  19. Dance Sevo, DANCE!

    1. I knew it!

    2. Rectal the Puppeteer|3.10.12 @ 9:55PM|#
      “Dance Sevo, DANCE!”

      Worthy of…………….

  20. I left some barley in a pot. It got wet and I drank it.
    Now I plant barley.

    1. Smart one you are. ~Yoda

      1. Yes-it’s almost like humans get something from civilization.

  21. Please use my new name, bitches

  22. Review of “Olive Garden” goes viral
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com…..le2364929/

    1. “Ms. Hagerty’s column in the Grand Forks Herald focuses on ‘local’ food, and in North Dakota that means chain restaurants that are shunned by big-city food critics. She’s reviewed Ruby Tuesday, Pizza Ranch, Applebee’s and Country Kitchen. Even fast-food joints such as KFC, Qdoba and Subway have undergone scrutiny.

      But it was her unfailingly polite prose about the Olive Garden ? “The place is impressive. It’s fashioned in Tuscan farmhouse style with a welcoming entryway” ? that catapulted her to online stardom, at least briefly.”

      1. I’m going to stalk the Grand Forks Olive Garden behind a horse (well, three horses) and throw those pale-face interlopers back to Europe.

  23. …..sigh……..

    1. Watch this teaser for tomorrow’s Top Gear and feel better
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=merbp7mxJ78

    2. Now you have.

      1. Never see a Fibertard tantrum?|3.10.12 @ 10:20PM|#
        “Now you have.”

        Struggling.

  24. I love this thread, it makes me look sane by comparison.

    1. Premise Ten: The culture as a whole and most of its members are insane. The culture is driven by a death urge, an urge to destroy life.

      Premise Eleven: From the beginning, this culture?civilization?has been a culture of occupation.

      http://www.endgamethebook.org/Excerpts/1-Premises.htm

      1. The role of the University of Hawaii in CIA psych-war operations continues to this day. The chief of research for DIA’s Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center (DCHC) Behavioral Sciences Program, Dr. Susan Brandon, who was reportedly involved in a covert program run by the American Psychological Association (APA), Rand Corporation, and the CIA to employ “enhanced interrogation” techniques, including sleep and sensory deprivation, intense pain, and extreme isolation on prisoners held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan and other “black prisons,” received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Brandon also served as assistant director of Social, Behavioral, and Educational Sciences for the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the George W. Bush White House.

        1. The Tea Party movement’s dirty little secret is that its chief financial backers owe their family fortune to the granddaddy of all their hatred: Stalin’s godless empire of the USSR. The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.

          1. The CIA’s close connections to the University of Hawaii continued to the late 1970s, when the former President of the University of Hawaii from 1969 to 1974, Harlan Cleveland, was a special invited speaker at CIA headquarters on May 10, 1977. Cleveland served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1961 to 1965 and Lyndon Johnson’s ambassador to NATO from 1965 to 1969 before taking up his position at the University of Hawaii.

            A CIA Director of Training memo dated May 21, 1971, reports on the active recruitment of a U.S. Marine officer who was entering graduate school at the University of Hawaii.

            1. Yeah, how about that?
              And I’m sure you’re familiar with the CIA funding of the Dalai Lama:
              “Most solidarity and environmental groups supporting the Tibetan people’s cause have not questioned the Dalai Lama’s role in Tibetan history or addressed what it would mean for the Tibetan people if the Dalai Lama and his coterie returned to power.”
              “Between 1956 and 1972 the CIA armed and trained Tibetan guerillas. The Dalai Lama’s brothers acted as intermediaries.”
              http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/13373

              1. The Dalai Lama is an ass jackal.

                1. Heating Homes with Poop|3.10.12 @ 11:05PM|#
                  “The Dalai Lama is an ass jackal.”

                  Duck and weave.

  25. Anyway, I hear Breitbart was an atheist. And a slut.

    1. Another Market Fundamentalist Dittohead.

  26. THIS IS AMERICA PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE DUMBASSES

  27. Do you self mutilate? Self hating crackers are known for cutting themselves. Just wondering.

    1. The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family, the main supporters of the right-wing groups that orchestrated the Tea Party movement, would not have the means to bankroll their favorite causes had it not been for the pile of money the family made working for the Bolsheviks in the late 1920s and early 1930s, building refineries, training Communist engineers and laying down the foundation of Soviet oil infrastructure.

      1. SUCK my Communist KOCH|3.10.12 @ 10:33PM|#
        “The secretive oil billionaires of the Koch family,”

        Blue-light special! Aisle #6! Tin-foil hats!

        1. facts don’t mean shit to market fundies, just like facts don’t mean shit to creationist fundies

          1. Blue-light special! Aisle #6! Tin-foil hats!

            1. Right next to the Creationist museum.

              1. Send me your wampum.

              2. Libertarian museum|3.10.12 @ 10:56PM|#
                “Right next to the Creationist museum.”

                Blue-light special! Aisle #6! Tin-foil hats!

      2. The U.S. Food for Peace program, jointly administered by USAID and the Department of Agriculture, was found in 1972 to be used for military purposes in Cambodia, South Korea, Turkey, South Vietnam, Spain, Taiwan, and Greece. In 1972, USAID funneled aid money only to the southern part of North Yemen, in order to aid North Yemeni forces against the government of South Yemen, then ruled by a socialist government opposed to U.S. hegemony in the region.

  28. +1 to all the reverse trolling

  29. I’d rather be on the atheism thread than spend another minute here. But I just. Can’t. Get. Away.

    1. INVISIBLE HANDLESS!

      1. hANdLess hAnd jOB

    2. Vermin shit is struggling here, and it is interesting.

      1. I noticed that too.

      2. …struggles with the ENEMIES OF THE CITY STATE.

        1. See how hard it’s trying?

          1. See how hard it’s trying?

            1. Yes, exactly like that, and the same old cut and paste stuff.

              The fuck do we care about Ayn Rand or Murray Rothbard.

            2. —…—|3.10.12 @ 10:55PM|#
              “See how hard it’s trying?”

              Struggling.

        2. Comrade Political Officer SEVO|3.10.12 @ 10:51PM|#
          “…struggles with the ENEMIES OF THE CITY STATE.”

          Struggling.

  30. I’ll take that as a yes. Like buckets of blood rip out of you when the loathing is at its worse?

    1. …to fund Reason Foundation?

      1. Do KOCHs still steal oil…|3.10.12 @ 10:53PM|#

        You bet! They sneak up on a pipeline and threaten it!
        Or did they grab your gut and wring it out?

      2. dEY eATZ bAbiEZ

    2. Or at least more intelligent.

  31. I prefer to shit up the thread with videos.

    1. Awesome movie! You have impeccable taste, madam.

      1. “It is, it is, a gloriooous thing…to be a pirate king.”

        1. “I always voted at my Party’s Call and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. I thought so little, they rewarded me by making me the ruler of the Queen’s Navy.”

    1. The guy’s a wizard, but I wouldn’t say “never.”

            1. ^^^Funny shit! I was hooked on Workaholics within about 20 seconds of watching the first episode. It’s the hilarious exploits of drunken idiots that make life worth living.

    2. I know he’s not a diver, but DAMN.

      I consider myself lucky to be alive to see him play. He’s THAT good. Best of our generation, surely.

      1. That’s a fair assessment. The dude is fucking sick. And he plays his guts out.

        I wish he was American. But then he’d suck.

        1. He sure as hell wouldn’t be able to finish. I don’t know how it’s possible that we have like 3 people in the entire soccer-playing population that can shoot worth a damn. Americans are pretty universally terrible.

          1. I’d rather play football or basketball, make more money than god and have hot women throw themselves at my feet than play soccer in an unfilled stadium wishing that I could fly home in a charted jet instead of taking a greyhound bus.

      2. He doesn’t live in the tactical world or the technical world, he lives in the magnetic spectrum of genius!!!!!

      3. What he is, he’s like something out of Greek mythology man. A little short-legged bull, covered with eyes.

        1. If I didn’t hear that ridiculous Geordie accent when I read this, I’d say this is an awesome description.

          Instead, it sounds like a monkey fucking a football in my head. And that disturbs me greatly.

  32. Get out of this thread unless you want this to happen to you!

    1. Amazing. Communism sucks. Thanks for the link!

      1. The East Germans know how to spend stimulus money right.

  33. hOW eMBaRRassIng. sHE sHOUldN’t HavE HAd The oYSterS

    1. ^^Get out of this thread unless you want this to happen to you!^^

    1. Sorries but Godwin ain’t done stopped shit like ever.

  34. Why did I hope for 273 comments about Brietbart?

    1. …doing in a nice establishement like reason?

    1. heck, i’d rather be tased

  35. John Carter fan made trailer kick’s the official trailer’s ass.

  36. Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned thread shitting.

  37. Most critics are on meth. The new Springsteen record is life-alteringly terrible.

    1. Music critics started rating old acts on their politics instead of musical quality long ago. Hell, they still give good reviews for U2’s rubbish.

      1. And trashed Neil Peart’s lyrics, which kick all kinds of ass.

  38. Serious question: I was thinking of buying a tandem bicycle for me and Banjos. Any suggestions and/or things to avoid?

    Oh, and who would get a DUI if we were riding it home from a bar and a cop decided to be a dick?

    1. Not a bike, but you should get one of these

      1. WTF? Bamberger’s doesn’t have a website.

        1. I bet they’re in Portland, OR

  39. Banjos and Sloopy.

    Love is blind.

    1. Goldurnit, it’s not linkable. Try this instead.

  40. How to survive Daylight Saving Time
    http://www.rodale.com/sleep-an…..sleepslump

  41. Please enjoy this triple-shot of retard. Alternate title: Free Speech for Everyone Except People We Don’t Like.

    Also: Santorum All Over Gingrich*.

    *Further Santorum puns welcome for the duration of the POTUS race, until Santorum is purged. Possibly after.

    1. …and help Commies to fund Reason Foundation?

  42. Remember when nearly everyone here was voting for Obama?

    Search the archives circa early 2008 and you might be surprised at who was giving deep mouth-to-ass love to that dreamy Barack Obama.

    1. You would have listed a bunch of examples but you just didn’t have time to do that, right?

  43. Is it my positive right to eat my own body weight?
    Is it my negative right to claim my own heritage as injun?
    Is it my positively negative right to coerce others into being hunter-gathers inside the city-state?
    Is it my negatively positive right to masterbate into the chest cavity of a raw uncooked chicken?
    Is it my boldly highlighted right to post my shitty essays for all of you to read?
    Is it my safe to assume right that y’all think the word fibertard is clever?

    1. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

      “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

      1. The fuck do I care about Ayn Rand?

        1. I love the Rand denialism around here, when it is convenient.

          https://reason.com/archives/200…..e-tuccille

          1. “I love the Rand denialism”

            When I don’t give a fuck about her?

          2. I still don’t care.

      2. It’s like fucking clock work with this guy.

  44. We had good reason to gripe here!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..&ref=media

    1. “I’m sure there are pictures of Obama hugging Farrikhan as well, We know how corrupt the chicago machine is, Obama didn’t win by being a nice and honest guy…”

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..03656.html

      1. The critique of Bell is well-founded. He appears to be the black version of any random powerful white supremacist.

        1. That’s racist!

          1. In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

            ~Murray Rothbard
            Murray Rothbard (1926-1995) was the dean of the Austrian School of economics, the founder of libertarianism.

            1. The fuck do I care about Murray Rothbard?

              1. The fuck do I care about Austrian School of economics or libertarianism.

                1. “The fuck do I care about Austrian School of economics or libertarianism.”

                  You think those need ROTHBARD?

                  AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAH

                2. I still don’t care.

    1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..78760.html

      Focus here:

      I voted Kucinich in 2004, I bike places to save planets; the problem with this Pope is reality.”

      1. How does Newt propose to deliver on his promise? Well, the first thing he promises is to increase the amount of oil the U.S. needs — by eliminating fuel economy standards, so that Americans can once again be forced to purchase cars they cannot afford to drive. So far, Newt’s proposals make us worse off.

        HURR DURR

  45. Radley Balko, yo.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..f=politics

  46. I hate these Reason comments. What a waste of potential for interesting discussion. You idiots are like wordy Huffington Post readers.

    1. Your criticism of their “wordy” nature indicates you must have read (or do so now), Huffington Post’s comment section
      -ooops

      1. Most HuffPo comments are typed by liberal cretins. Big difference.

        Though the number of useful non-liberal comments on there are in the single digits, admittedly.

        1. I never read HP; they mentioned my blog once in the comments but I know nothing about the site

          1. SOMEONE LINK MY BLORG I ARE FAMOUS!!!1

            1. helle, don’t be such a bitch

              1. “they mentioned my blog once”

                In other words, YOU mentioned YOUR OWN blog once, and are pretending it was someone else.

                1. the cute couple’s spat

  47. Fonda and Steinem want the FCC to take Limbaugh off the air.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/10/…..?hpt=hp_t2

    1. Rick Perry takes Texas pride in being a climate change denier?and his…he took major campaign cash from one such corporation: KOCH Industries.

  48. Fuck. This really is like the worst thread ever

    1. They fuck it all up with their obsession about some guy’s adipose tissue.

      1. Blame the troll who won’t go away.

  49. Here is a better historical fact, one that the Kochs don’t like to repeat in public: the family’s initial wealth was not created by the harsh, creative forces of unfettered capitalism, but by the grace of the centrally planned economy of the Soviet Union. The Koch family, America’s biggest pushers of the free-market Tea Party revolution, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the whim of one of Stalin’s comrades.

    The Roots of Stalin in the Tea Party Movement
    http://www.alternet.org/economy/14650…..age=entire

    1. I can’t believe I just wasted my time reading that.

      News flash: If I’m selling something and commies want to buy it, I will sell it to them and not give a rat’s ass one way or the other.

      Kony can buy my shit too if he wants.

      Hell, even Obama. I care so little about the ethical quality of my customers that I would even sell to Obama. I would sell bullets to Obama for him to put in his murder drones. That’s how little I give a shit.

      1. Welcome to the Big Government fold, Fluffy.

        1. When it’s not your own government, sure.

          1. It’s just capitalism, when it’s not your own government, sure.

            LuLz!

        2. “Commie Gov’t contracts = GOOD!”

          Yeah, it’s called capitalism

          1. LuLz

            1. except you.

              1. makes KOCH profits to fund reason foundation

                1. Yeah, it’s called capitalism

                2. The Kochs eat babiez

                  1. If the Kochs ran the exact same business but espoused leftist policies they would be held up as role models. Good union employers! Stewards of the environment in a difficult industry! Great patrons of the arts and sciences!

    2. “the family’s initial wealth was not created by the harsh, creative forces of unfettered capitalism”

      Selling someone a product they want is capitalism.

      1. Socialism for me, but not for thee!

        1. “Commie Gov’t contracts = GOOD!”

          Yeah, it’s called capitalism

          1. what’s the difference, as long as somebody is lording over others?

            1. You said it wasn’t capitalism.

              1. You said it wasn’t communism.

                    1. “the family’s initial wealth was not created by the harsh, creative forces of unfettered capitalism”

                    2. we’re ok with that if we’re well paid

  50. Nevada Ron Paul organization seizes control of Clark County Republican organization, sends enough delegates to state convention to seize Nevada delegates:

    http://www.dailypaul.com/21992…..convention

    1. Don’t mind what I signed.

  51. “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

    I’m bored this morning, so I want to address this for a moment.

    The reason Rand’s claim here was wrong is because she makes the same foolish mistakes about the native cultures that you do.

    If the native cultures were hunter-gatherer cultures of the type you romantically claim them to be, Rand’s statement would be 100% true.

    1. If you could put me in a time machine and send me back to the Paleolithic, it would not matter one god-damn if the plot of land I landed on was claimed by some band of hunter-gatherer assholes who wandered by like fucking bison once a year. Those h-g human bison would have absolutely no property rights claims I would be morally bound to respect. If I wanted to start farming right where I landed – if I wanted to declare that patch of land “Fluffy Farmville” and make it my own – there would be no reason for me to not do so.

      Asking the h-g bison for permission would be like asking the fucking giant tree sloths for permission.

      But the native societies were agricultural societies with well-defined systems of property ownership. They were quite capable of selling land to the colonists and routinely did so.

      1. you think reality is the Libertarian Bullshit you’ve read

        1. A giant tree sloth may get attached emotionally to a given tree.

          But sorry, he can go fuck himself.

          1. Thanks fluffy, we knew that already.

            1. in a hunter gatherer society I’d have to suck dick for protein. But now I just suck cock for fun.

              1. told you to say that

                1. I AM A KEYBOARD INDJUN WARRIOR, KOCH DOES NOTHING FOR ME ONLY COCK

                  1. guise im a primitivist with a website. lulz.

        2. Dude, we see you all the time. He’s observed at least one animal.

      2. you think reality is the Libertarian Bullshit you’ve read

        1. he dude im fat

        2. I eatum babies

      3. But the native societies were agricultural societies with well-defined systems of property ownership

        It’s true! It’s true! I’ve seen their land contracts.

        What a load of revisionist hippy shit, trying to make the savages of NA seem civilized. No metallurgy. No written language. No domesticated animals except canines. Hadn’t invented the wheel. No iPhones. No sub sandwiches. Hadn’t invented the bikini or scat porn.

  52. Wow, White Idiot is at it early this morning. Must’ve had to wake up to satisfy its urge for twinkies before he lost a pound.

      1. Are you mad?

      2. I bet you like deep fried twinkies. Sorry, food trucks don’t generally open til noon.

          1. Great, good for you.

              1. still mad i see.

          1. I still don’t care.

              1. Dude, this is like a troll trolling himself. It’s amazing.

          1. lol

            yeah, he mad.

  53. Working with Communist governments is good.

    1. People are allowed to spend their money.

      1. Welcome to the Big Government = The People fold.

        1. We elected him, his spending is legitimate.

    2. I’m a primitivist with a computer. I also am fat because I eat too much food grown on CITY STATIST FARMLANDZZZ!

        1. IM MAD AT ALL YOU CITY STATIST ANTI CHILD MOLESTER PEOPLES

          WHY WON’T YOU JUST LET ME TOUCH YOUR KIDS

            1. HOW DARE YOU CALL ME, A MIGHT KEYBOARD INDIAN WARRIOR A “FIBERTARD!” I MUST NOW WAGE WAR ON YOUR CITY STATIST STATE

  54. It’s socialism for me, but not for thee.

    1. Basically, my wife got fat just from having to cook me my city-statist food on my city-statist oven.

    2. The Kochs eat babiez

  55. So I just landed in my time machine among good old Primitive Man.

    And Primitive Man is doing his White Indian thing, living in harmony with da Earf and wandering the landscape eating wild nuts and berries like some kind of fucking Barbary Ape.

    Now, based on what White Indian has told me, Primitive Man shares all food and nobody owns it, you can just walk up and eat it.

    That means that as soon as I land, I have just as much right to those nuts and berries as anyone else. In a quite literal sense, I am one of the owners of the land just by dint of landing there.

    ‘Cause White Indian wouldn’t lie to me. Right?

    I wouldn’t have to negotiate with anybody or trade them anything to be allowed to be there.

    ‘Cause White Indian wouldn’t lie to me. Right?

    1. Primitive Man shares all food and nobody owns it, you can just walk up and eat it.

      Does primitive woman share her babiez? Babiez makeum goodum breakfast. Me eatum white injun babies.

      1. Does primitive woman share her babiez?

        YES! They also let mighty keyboard warriors have sex with them around the age of 10 so we can actually reproduce before we die.

        That’s right bitches, society of pedophiles for pedophiles!

        1. small child make pedo smile.

          1. Pedo tenderize baby meat. Make heapum good stew.

    2. White Indian say, all primitive man share food except they don’t share with fibertarian time travelers. Sorry fibertarians must fend for self.

      1. White Indian say, Da Earf belong to all mankind, except white mankind.

        1. White Indian hate self.

  56. This is like the worst chat room ever.

  57. I see Rather was up early doing her comedy routine. You guys need to get a sense of humor. Looks like she is mixing it up a bit between White Indian and dickless, angry liberal dude. They are both comedy gold.

    1. And I notice you’re here talking about it.

      AGAIN.

      She’s pathetic, you’re worse.

      1. Oh rather, I am your biggest fan. Don’t troll angry.

        1. How do you have so much time to waste here?

          (This is where he does that thing people do, saying “haha you amuse me” because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it)

          1. Because you are so great rather. You are better than TV. I would think you would be happy to have your fans come on here often.

            1. “Because you are so great rather. You are better than TV. ”

              “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

              Just like I said.

              1. LOL. I know rather, you are nothing if not always in character. Now the comedian is angry that the crowd is laughing at him. It is a good act. You do it well.

                1. “LOL.”

                  “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                  Just like I said

              2. They say the most important part of playing comedy is making sure the character doesn’t think it is comedy and takes himself seriously. You clearly get that.

                1. Just like I said

                  1. My life is laughing at you rather. Like I said, you are more funny than TV. You need to take this act on the road.

                    1. “My life is laughing at you rather.”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said

                    2. Why would I be angry rather? I love you rather. You are the best!!

                    3. “Why would I be angry rather? I love you rather. You are the best!!”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said

          2. How do you have so much time to waste here?

            Oh, the sweet irony coming from dumb indian.

            1. “Oh, the sweet irony coming from dumb indian.”

              Oh the sweet dumb ignorance of someone who doesn’t know the origin of the question and assumes shit.

  58. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03…..ation.html

    The New York Times wonders why kids these days aren’t relocating from state to state in the numbers they used to.

    I think they failed to look at the most obvious reason: the fact that housing takes a greater and greater share of income.

    It’s easy to have a “wanderlust” nation when housing is dirt cheap.

    It was easier to run away to LA in the Mammas and the Pappas era because when you got there you could find a place to live, cheap.

    Even by 1990 when I got out of school you couldn’t buy a bus ticket and run away to LA, unless you wanted to be homeless when you got there.

    20+ years later, it’s even worse.

    1. That is so true. The housing bubble has screwed the young so badly. If you want to own a house in this country, you better inherit it from your parents or live in a low cost area.

      1. I think zoning obliterated the low end of the market, also.

        Once zoning started to be used as a tool to prevent as much construction as possible, the impact on the low end of the market made it very difficult to move without having a job first.

        In the Breakfast at Tiffany’s era you could run away to Manhattan and find a dirt-cheap apartment.

        When you stop people from throwing up cheap apartment buildings wherever they want, you make the romantic baby boomer wandering youth lifestyle damn hard.

        1. The rise of the technical economy hurt that too. Now if you are super wealthy, you can live about anywhere you want. Fifty years ago, only locals lived in Aspen. Now the locals live far away and commute in. In a place like Manhattan or Paris you are literally competing with the wealth of the entire world to live there. So, I think the boomer wandering youth lifestyle was probably doomed anyway, although zoning didn’t help.

          1. How do you have so much time to waste here?

            (This is where he does that thing people do, saying “haha you amuse me” because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it)

            1. Perhaps it is none of your fucking business what he does here or how much time he spends. Ponder on that asshat.

              1. Perhaps it is none of your fucking business what he does here or how much time he spends

                Why so butthurt that John got called on his hypocrisy?

                YOU MAD!

      2. The immediate time period after, late 80’s and 90’s were not so bad for recreational mobility. I didn’t want to move from my state because the amenities were getting better and better with each passing year, but I had the option with cheap plane tickets and a minimum of hassle to play around in Boston, New York, DC, Atlanta and all over Florida for the three day weekends for some intense fun. Now, I wont fly, as I mind the inconveniences even more than the high prices.

        1. Also, what is that Neil Young line about everybody else settling down? There is that. I’m in my mid forties, chasing bands, finding sources for rare strains of narcotics, purple jesus and black, and chasing tail is not exactly the sort of things I’m interested in now. My dad that to an early grave.

  59. http://abovethelaw.com/2012/03…..and-video/

    Sign at Scalia protest at Wesleyan University, “Retire to the Dirt usurper of American freedoms”.

    But it is not like they used a target sign or something bad.

    1. And I notice you’re here talking about it.

      AGAIN.

      She’s pathetic, you’re worse.

    2. How do you have so much time to waste here?

      (This is where he does that thing people do, saying “haha you amuse me” because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it)

      1. You are my life rather. Don’t you want a fan?

        1. “You are my life rather. Don’t you want a fan?”

          “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

          Just like I said.

          1. I am not pissed at all. Are angry that I get your humor? I don’t understand. This stuff is really funny.

            1. “I am not pissed at all. Are angry that I get your humor? I don’t understand. This stuff is really funny”

              “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

              Just like I said.

              1. What are we going to do with you rather? Can you tell us some more about the kochtopus and the fibertarians? Call someone gay. That is always good for a laugh.

                White Indian say John angry because of his attachment to agricultural city state. Gold just gold

                1. “Gold just gold”

                  “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                  Just like I said.

                  1. You have made my morning bright rather. Thank you again for your efforts and creativity.

                    1. “You have made my morning bright rather.”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said.

      2. No rather. you are amusing. The stuff you put up here is funny as hell. It is this perfect characture of your typical emasculated liberal internet tough guy. It is brilliant. I laugh my ass off at it every time you do it.

        What is good is that people are finally getting that it is a joke and appreciating it.

        1. “No rather. you are amusing.”

          “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

          Just like I said.

          1. I don’t think you like it when people laugh at you rather. Why is that? You put a lot of work into this stuff. It is really funny. And you do a good job capturing a certain kind of twisted mindset.

            I understand it is part of the act. You can’t take a bow without blowing the character. But, it is really funny. And this board gets boring after a while. Your trolling and completely ridiculous posts have livened it up a bit even if it does take it off topic.

            I am not mad at all. Why would I be?

            1. “I am not mad at all. Why would I be?”

              “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

              Just like I said.

              1. You tell me rather. Go baby Go. Tell me some more about the wisdom of White Indian. You kill me every time.

                1. “You kill me every time.”

                  “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                  Just like I said.

                  1. No it is because I may choke to death laughing.

                    1. ” I may choke to death laughing.”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said.

                    2. Someone on this board seems very angry at being laughed at. Don’t worry rather. I will never be mad at you I promise. You have provided too many laughs to ever hold anything against you.

                    3. “You have provided too many laughs”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said.

                    4. I love you rather. 😉

                    5. “I love you rather. ;-)”

                      “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                      Just like I said.

  60. http://www.seattlepi.com/news/…..397514.php

    Rick Santorum: “Give that kid a medal and some stripes!”

  61. Dance John, Dance!

  62. Nobody who blogs gets to call out anyone else for wasting their time on the internet, chubbs.

    1. Plus, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.

  63. White Indian fight kochtopus and give wisdom to all fibertarians by providing laughs for all. Only through humor can the city state be destroyed.

    1. Dance, John, Dance.

      1. That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.

        1. Just fucking stop it okay.

        2. “That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.”

          “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

          Just like I said.

          1. Yeah!!

            1. “That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.”

              “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

              Just like I said.

          2. If you don’t quit it, you are going to make me cry!!

            1. “That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.”

              “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

              Just like I said.

              1. That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.”

                “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                Just like I said.

                And now I am going to cry. There you did it.

                1. “That wasn’t me chubbs. But can you give us an encore? Tell us more about how angry I am? Call me a queer or something.”

                  “because he’s pissed and can’t do anything about it”

                  Just like I said.

  64. The show is over folks. Rather has left the building.

  65. Messages are being forwarded to puppet master Rather this weekend.

  66. Fat women will do some crazy things to get a little attention.

    1. She is a performance artist fluffy. She is dedicated to her art.

      1. It’s What’s the Matter with Kansas.

        1. That is right. And I hear he is a flaming cock sucker too.

          1. Got a problem with that?

      2. Fat women will do some crazy things to get a little attention.

        She is a performance artist fluffy. She is dedicated to her art.

        The pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together.

      1. And I bet he is a queer too right rather? You tell him.

        1. Communism is the new queer. It’s ok.

          1. Woo Hoo rather.

  67. …is ok if you’re a Kochialist.

        1. Best morning in weeks.

  68. We had an Atheism Brawl thread and a Rather Run Amok thread in one weekend.

    It’s been fun.

    1. Sorry I missed the atheism thread. I bet that was a brawl. But at least I didn’t miss this.

        1. No one is mad rather. We are just going to laugh at you. It is what you want isn’t it? What do you want if not to entertain us and for us to laugh?

            1. No. I am really really really really mad. with caps and explanation points rather. Really mad!!!

              LOL

                1. That is right rather. And you are getting so manic, you forgot the ‘s.

                    1. YOU MUST BE MAD AT MY MIGHTY KEYBOARD WARRIOR SKILLS OR ELSE I HAVE FAILED. THE ONLY THING FAT INDIAN FAIL AT IS DIET.

    2. God hates Atheists.
      Atheists hate God.

      Society hates Libertards.
      Libertards hate society.

      See, it’s so easy.

      1. Society hates Libertards.

        What, on Mars?

        Society loves me, babe.

        I’m a white male. Society is set up to serve me, remember?

        I’m also not elderly, disabled, or gender-confused.

        I’m even thin!

        Society kisses my ass every day and caters to me every way it can.

        The police I bitch about here all the time? They can’t be nice enough to me IRL. “Is everything OK, sir? Have a nice day, sir!”

        Like Patrick Bateman, I look the right way and my papers are always in order. Society can’t get enough of me.

        1. Fluffy,

          I think someone is going to sob herself to sleep tonight.

      2. Me either rather. I plan to go out this afternoon and bask in my privilege. Maybe speed a little and have the cop let me off because I have a military ID and am a white man.

          1. If you post it enough rather maybe it will be true. Sorry people stopped taking your act seriously. Maybe you should get a new one.

        1. Actually, you should be able to find a St. Patrick’s Day parade somewhere nearby where you can break the open container laws and get away with it because it’s all in good fun, and then tomorrow the cops will kick some minority kid’s ass for loitering.

          PRIVILEGE BITCHES

          1. That is a great idea. Fluffy

      3. When I do a round of golf later this afternoon with my buddies in senior management at BB&T, I’ll be sure to remind them of their obligation to the 99% of the rest of us as we are drinking from the club’s over one hundred selections of imported beer on tap. Yeah, I’m a real social outcast, darling.

        1. “Yeah, I’m a real social outcast, darling.”

          1. That all you got? I’m frankly disappointed.

            1. You posted a rant on a web board about not being a social outcast.

              You did all the work for me.

              1. Face it. You hit a wall and you are not as sharp or quick witted as you use to be. Time to give it a rest. Nobody is going to think less of you if you admit to not being on top of your game. For one, it is impossible to think less of you. Even Jordon had to retire before it got ridiculous. Show a little self respect for once.

                1. Yeah. It is getting to be like Ali in the Holmes era around here. She is not the troll she once was.

                2. “Show a little self respect for once.”

                  “You posted a rant on a web board about not being a social outcast.”

                  pot, kettle, etc.

                3. “Show a little self respect for once.”

                  “You posted a rant on a web board about not being a social outcast.

                  Pot, kettle, etc.

                4. “Jordon”

                  What kind of idiot social outcast rants about not being a social outcast, then misspells JordAn’s name in his example?

                  1. Now it is desperately trying to prove it will NOT go gently into that good night after I advised it to give it up and accept fate.

                    Dance. Puppet. Dance.

                    1. One thing, before I leave,… ”

                      “Now it is desperately trying to prove it will NOT go gently into that good night after I advised it to give it up and accept fate.”

                      “Yeah, I’m a real social outcast, darling.”

                      Dance. Puppet. Dance.

                      Wow, did you ever.

                    2. Ah, anonpussy, here is a song just for you:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64BFfsifs5Q

                      I can sing
                      I can dance
                      Just give me a chance
                      To do my turn for you
                      There’s a change I’ll slip
                      But with stiff upper lip
                      I’ll sing a song for you
                      Laughter is free
                      But it’s so hard to be a jester
                      All the time
                      And no one’s believing
                      I’m the same when I’m bleeding
                      And I hurt all the time deep inside

                    3. “Ah, anonpussy, here is a song just for you:”

                      Of course there is, you were leaving but now you’re not, because you’re mad.

      4. I’m a pure-blooded Eastern Slav, white as can be. I’m not quite as privileged as all these Aryan mother-truckers, sure, but I’m still one privileged G.

      5. I FORGOT GOD HATE FAGS

  69. Selling to Stalin’s mass murdering mob is not the same thing as making a product or providing a service upon a completely voluntary basis, free of coercion.

    How much property was confiscated from russian peasants and how many kulaks were murdered so that Stalin could take their land and property so that Koch & Co. could be paid?

    Doing “business” with the state is just rent seeking scumminess.

    1. However, the sins of the grandfather should not be visited upon the grandsons – even if the latter fail to acknowledge that the foundation of their wealth was built upon trade with mass murdering bolzheviks.

    2. Admiral Akbar say, “It’s a trap, dude.”

      Once you declare that money paid to you by a customer isn’t earned if that customer has ever violated the rights of another, it’s a short bus ride to the Proudonistic fallacy.

      1. I made my money making ovens to roast jews. Thanks for protecting fascism, Fluffy.

        1. I made my money in twinkie eating contests. Thanks for protecting faggots, Hostess!

    3. Selling to Stalin’s mass murdering mob

      You mean the Russian population? They made their choice.

      1. Fluffy, am I advocating that the wealth of the Kochs’ be confiscated?

        You can’t invoke Proudhonism to shield the profligacy of rent seeking.

        Same deal with reparations for either descendants of slaves or the thousands and thousands of native amercians who were slaughtered by the likes of Sherman and Sheridan.

        1. So might does make right, at least in time.

          1. White Indian say might doesn’t make right.

            good stuff rather.

        2. If you make a seller responsible for the justice of all transactions that led to his buyer having the money available to buy, you destroy the concept of property.

          There is no property anywhere where you can’t injustice if you go far enough back on the chain.

          Since this has ALWAYS been true, the property that was supposedly stolen would never have had a legitimate owner – and thus could not have been “stolen”. The snake swallows itself.

          The argument “Your fortune is unearned because your grandfather sold to the Soviets” can only be valid if there was someone, somewhere, that grandfather could have sold to whose money would not have also been tainted. But there isn’t.

          If Grandpa didn’t “earn” his money, then neither did anyone who held property under the czars. And if those people didn’t earn it, then the Bolsheviks did nothing wrong when they stole it. And so on, back in time.

          1. Takes away all the filth, leaves the money intact.

            Use as directed.

            1. No.

              If there’s no such thing as property, then there is no aggression.

              These are the only two choices:

              1. It is possible to identify property to which an individual can be said to have a right.

              2. I can take whatever the fuck I want.

              Those two choices subsume within themselves every possibility in the range.

              It’s a heads I win, tails I kill you and take the coin kind of situation.

              If #1 is not true, I can do whatever I want, and your entire critique is meaningless. If #1 is true, then your entire critique is false.

  70. It has been fun rather. Thanks for an entertaining couple of hours.

  71. The BBC is reporting that an american soldier has gone on a killing spree in Kandahar. He is reported to have killed 15 or 16 by breaking into homes and having at it.

    Gotta support those troops. They are protecting my freedoms!

    1. It’s ok when Americans do it for profit. At least it is after a generation, which launders the evil into pure goodness.

    2. Another American war crime. I wish I could personally apologize for what we’ve done to their country.

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03…..ia=siderec

      1. it’s ok, Beth, it makes money.

        War is a racket, and all rackets are wonderful, because governments are the best customers for free market wealth creation.

      2. Why should you apologize? Have you committed any warcrimes? Are you part of the organization calling itself the Federal Government of the United states?

    3. Is it too late to take back the peace prize?

    4. Gotta support those troops. They are protecting my freedoms!

      That true statement is in no way contradicted by this story.

  72. IG Farben held the patent for the pesticide Zyklon B (used in Holocaust gas chambers.)

    It’s libertarian to sell to tyrannical governments. It’s fascist. Hey, What’s the difference?

    1. If they did it through a corporation, it’s ok.

      1. Yup. Problem?

        1. In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

          Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment…unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares?

          ~Murray Rothbard, (1926-1995) the dean of the Austrian School of economics and the founder of libertarianism

  73. Profiting from socialism’s misery is true freedom.

    1. White Indian not like Kochs.

      1. It’s What’s the Matter with Kansas.

      2. He spent a whole morning talking about them the other day.

        1. Communists Customers are Kosher.

          1. I WILL PROFIT FROM ANYONE WHO WILL TRADE WITH ME. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, YOU CAN GO BUZZ UP SOMEBODY ELSE’S ASSHOLE, RECTAL FLY.

    2. Better than not profiting. Fuck those commies anyways; they deserve what they get.

      1. In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

        Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment…unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares?

        ~Murray Rothbard, (1926-1995) the dean of the Austrian School of economics and the founder of libertarianism.

        1. Nope, but could you find me an indian reservation to take out? I mean, we never finished the job, and I’d only be happy to.

          1. In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

            Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment…unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares?

            ~Murray Rothbard, (1926-1995) the dean of the Austrian School of economics and the founder of libertarianism.

    1. Only the smart ones.

      1. In short; RACIALIST SCIENCE is properly not an act of aggression or a cover for oppression of one group over another, but, on the contrary, an operation in defense of private property against assaults by aggressors.

        Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment…unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares?

        ~Murray Rothbard, (1926-1995) the dean of the Austrian School of economics and the founder of libertarianism.

        1. and the founder of libertarianism.

          I think Proudhon is credited with being the “founder” of libertarianism.

  74. Thank you, Mr. Gillespie, for writing a column about Andrew Breitbart’s death without using the phrase “speak ill of the dead.”

  75. One thing, before I leave, being the diplomat that I am, Israel, we have had our differences you and I, but I may have a solution for your problem based upon sound libertarian principles.

    http://www.israelnationalnews……spx/153623

    Step One: Go to you every house hold in the Gaza strip, hand out AK-47’s to every adult member.

    Step Two: Close the gates behind you to everything but trade in basic needs.

    Step Three: Air drop ammo in every neighborhood.

    Step Four: Announce that the gates will be closed until YOU deal with your Hamas problem.

    1. It’s so libertarian.

    2. If they were good rational people, the palis would do just that. But they are Jew-hating savages they would kill more Jews with those guns and bullets.

  76. Israel broke the cease fire first.

    1. True. But wading through the justice of the situation only gets you deeper into the thickets. The simplest way out would be for the Palestinians themselves to break Hamas. They retain their self respect, and the Israeli politicians can crow victory; in my cynical view, a peaceful solution requires both before you can ever get started on one.

      1. The simplest way out would be for the Jews themselves to break Zionism.

    2. Ceasefires with genocidal terrorists are made to be broken.

  77. invading again

    concern troll army of one

    squawking parrot sounds

  78. Is it my positive right to eat my own body weight?
    Is it my negative right to claim my own heritage as injun?
    Is it my positively negative right to coerce others into being hunter-gathers inside the city-state?
    Is it my negatively positive right to masterbate into the chest cavity of a raw uncooked chicken?
    Is it my boldly highlighted right to post my shitty essays for all of you to read?
    Is it my safe to assume right that y’all think the word fibertard is clever?

    1. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

      “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

  79. Want: Lambo’s new Aventador J
    http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-…..2012-03-05

  80. Ray Hudson is in full voice for today’s Barca match.

    1. Does the closed captioning work? I want to know what’s going on and I can’t understand that Geordie fuck at all.

      1. “Messi again! Sublime? Sublimess!”

  81. Could someone explain to me who this fucking troll is and what their problem is? They never go away and never quit, its like 24 hrs a day shitting all over this site.

    What the fuck??

    1. The troll is Jason Godesky a neo-primitivist computer geek from Pittsburgh who enjoyed his anthropology classes just a little too much (though the troll itself denies this, most of his rants match Godesky’s interests as shown on his Wikipedia user page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jefgodesky). Given that he is a fat, manic loser that no woman will touch he has plenty of time to troll H&R.

      There is a school of thought that the troll is rather, but I don’t buy it. The troll is always able to post some screed that is on point in response to what anyone says (never mind that its point is idiotic). Given this, it seems likely that we are dealing with one of Eric Hoffer’s “true believers” and that, for me, gives strength to it being Godesky and discounts the “it’s rather” theory.

      1. why u so mad, bro?

        1. Sure you are Batman.

            1. Chase your tail fat boy (you might just lose some weight). John subscribes to the opposite theory.

                1. Under different circumstances I might pity you Jason (obvious sad sack that you are), but you long ago bored me with your schtick and now you just annoy me (just like you do everyone else here).

                    1. It doesn’t rise to anger Jason, but we are obviously annoyed that we can’t have a conversation about anything without you taking a giant dump right in the middle of our coffee table. I know a lot of Indians (Cherokee mostly) and they are unfailingly polite and kind people-you are nothing like any of them.

                    2. OT: I know a Lakota Indian who thinks reservations are retarded and that Indians should assimilate into traditional American culture. He even has dark skin, pronounced facial features, and a quirk to his accent typical of his people. I guess he’s a racist, Gaia-raping, polluting libertard, too, eh?

                    3. TO come to the point at once, I beg to say that I have not the least belief in the Noble Savage. I consider him a prodigious nuisance, and an enormous superstition… I don’t care what he calls me. I call him a savage, and I call a savage a something highly desirable to be civilised off the face of the earth…… Yielding to whichsoever of these agreeable eccentricities, he is a savage – cruel, false, thievish, murderous; addicted more or less to grease, entrails, and beastly customs; a wild animal with the questionable gift of boasting; a conceited, tiresome, bloodthirsty, monotonous humbug.

                    4. Yeah, it does. Why?

                      Because you can’t whitewash the aggression necessary to capitalism anymore.

                      I keep bringing the initiation-of-violence right out in the open.

                      That seems to cause a Fibertarian RIOT. LuLz!

                    5. Alright, let’s try this seriously. Explain to me the aggression necessary to capitalism.

                    6. YOU FORCE ME TO WORK TO PAY FOR TWINKIES INSTEAD OF GROWING THEM

                    7. For the love of money [POLIS’ privation property values] is the root of all evil [POLICe brutality.]

                    8. Oh one of us here is obviously very angry Jason, it’s the one throwing a tantrum right in the middle of someone else’s public space.

                      Just what is the matter Jason? Upset that you gave up on Anthropik so easily? Disappointed in the failure of “Toby’s people”? Tired of waiting for the fall of civilization so that you can become the “technoshaman” of some paleolithic gang of soap-avoiders?

                      Shouldn’t you be out in the Alleghany wilderness area practicing your back to wilderness skills?

                    9. Just what is the matter John?

                    10. Come on Jason-do you only live your primitivist lifestyle during summer? Just why aren’t you out there living the dream?

                    11. Because he’s cruelly denied the right to gambol through peoples’ backyard properties. He’s afraid one of those venerable libertard redneck racists he’s been raging about is going to catch him gamboling in his fridge and shoot him.

                      Can’t be livin’ the degenerate primitivist’s dream while gambol lockdown is in full effect, can he?

                    12. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
                      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

                      “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

                    13. Down’s pride, basement wide.

                      Right, Injun?

                    14. *Overused meme alert*

                    15. Is it my positive right to eat my own body weight?
                      Is it my negative right to claim my own heritage as injun?
                      Is it my positively negative right to coerce others into being hunter-gathers inside the city-state?
                      Is it my negatively positive right to masterbate into the chest cavity of a raw uncooked chicken?
                      Is it my boldly highlighted right to post my shitty essays for all of you to read?
                      Is it my safe to assume right that y’all think the word fibertard is clever?

                    16. That’s undoubtedly it. Can you imagine how miserable it must be to be reminded every day how remote and unattainable your “dream” must be? There must be no joy that he can take in the life that he has, since he finds his fantasy so enthralling.

                      What a trap he has set for himself.

                    17. REGULATION VACATION CELEBRATION!
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QDv4sYwjO0

                      Lest we be accused of misrepresenting their views, actual Libertarians have been kicking around this take on Somalia with a straight face for some time now. No shit:
                      mises.org/story/2066

                      A more nuanced completely insane view is that Somalia has been awesome-ized by Anarchism, not Libertarianism.
                      reason.com/blog/show/117519.html

                      Fair ’nuff, but as far as we can tell the difference between a Libertarian and an Anarchist usually seems to be a bachelor’s degree.

                      So, it’s fun to see folks like Glenn Beck eagerly veering into freaky yee-hah populist Libertarian zone. Go for it, guys. That’s rebuilding the ol’ brand.

                    18. …Libertard has set for himself.

                    19. Yes Jason, and that manifests itself by my constantly going over to primitivist websites and shitting all over their threads.

                    20. …blame Injuns.

                      Typical city-Statist behavior.

                      Are you like an east coast librulz in disguise?

                    21. I only blame you Jason.

      2. WRONG
        IT IS I, YOUR QUEEN

        1. …to a fat sack of shit.

          1. If money is all you love, then that’s what you’ll receive.

      3. Godesky appears to be married but the rest of what you wrote is true. On the other hand, I’m not sure he really rises to Computer Geek Status. A ‘software’ engineer who’s resume features javascript and basic html as top accomplishments is pretty sad. Methinks someone needs to start spending more time learning more about Hopfield and less about Gamboling… more about NLP and less about Fibtards.

        I’m getting to the point of annoyance with his schtick that I’m on the verge of writing a Bot that that can replace him. If I actually let it post to H&R, I’m willing to bet no one would be able to tell the difference as simulating him takes about as much AI sophistication as Pong did.

        1. go for it, I double dog dare ya.

          1. Who can turn down a challenge like that? It’ll take a day to scrape his latest postings but I think it’s worth doing. When people see what the GodeskyBot posts compared to the real one – maybe they’ll stop feeding the troll. It’ll post as GodeskyBot and use GodeskyBot@williamgryan.mobi as the email address – just need to double check with reason that I’m not violating terms of use by doing it, but I don’t think 3-5 replies on a few posts would ruffle anyone’s feathers , do you?

  82. This could be interesting.

    FTA: But the best part was filling the 14 seats on the Clark County Republican Party Executive Board. These are the people who set local policy. Each of the candidates was given only 30 seconds to speak.

    Are you ready for this?

    ALL 14 SEATS WERE WON BY RON PAUL DELEGATES! A total sweep!

    Interesting development. Looks like Paul basically has control over Nevada’s GOP machine.

    1. Don’t mind what I signed.

  83. Test your might, Test your might,
    Test your might, Test your might.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    EXCELLENT!
    Brandon, Joshua Corning, Killazontherun, Tulpa,
    Sugarfree, Pro liberate, Res Publica Americana.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    Warty, strike, John, RoboCain,
    Auric Demonocles, Tony, sloopyinca.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    FIGHT!
    Test your might, Test your might.
    Loki, Commentariat GOP Shill, invisible furry hand, Fist of Etiquette,
    Mr. FIFY, Fluffy, Red Rocks Rockin.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!

    1. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
      ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

      “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

      1. You are so cool rather. John halt and bro in one post. Wow no one does liberal douche with masculinity issues like you. You own that charecter. Now post are you mad bro.

  84. Mad?

    It overestimates itself.

    Boring troll is boring.

    1. When the trolls return to Reason, and a comet rips the sky, and the Holy Trolling Empire rises, then you and I must die. From the eternal sea he (Injun) rises, creating armies on either shore, turning Man against his brother, until Man exists no more.

      1. God, I’m such a phony.

        You guys who grew up listening and venting to my music must feel pretty ridiculous now, huh?

        We see the sun go down in your eyes
        You run like river, on like a sea

        So deep. Got so much pussy out of that I smelled like tripe the entire Joshua Tree tour.

  85. I AM QUEEN OF REASON
    OBEY ME AND RESPOND TO ME

    1. Is this me?

  86. I really love when trolls repeat strawman posts ad nauseum. SO bitchin’!

    1. Get called strawman.

      It’s cool, bro.

      But why wasn’t it a Non Sequitur? Did your libertard retort spinner stop elsewhere this time?

      1. Pavlov’s dog, troll

  87. Kochsucking dollars from communist government is good.

    Even welfare from american government is good.

    Dollars are dollars, bitch.

    1. I like this libertarian stuff, almost as much as the money I made from Zyklon B.

      1. …with an indulgence from the libertarian priesthood.

    2. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
      He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
      He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
      His truth is marching on.

    3. Thank god you can finally see the lunacy of the 10(b)-5 regime.

      So what if you know someone who’s got some inside, “nonpublic” 411?

  88. Glory, glory hallelujah,
    Teacher hit me with a ruler,
    Hid behind the door,
    With a loaded .44,
    And there ain’t no teacher anymore.

    1. He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
      He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
      Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
      Our God is marching on.

  89. Mother Gaia don’t give no fuck about no 10(b)-5 ‘ 411s, motherfucker.

    HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    1. Sugar daddy don’t give no fuck about no communist regime, KOCHsucker.

      1. 1) Who said I was a libertarian?

        2) I understand an hour of trolling here and there, but all day, most days, relentlessly? Do you have a job/go to college/have a girlfriend to fuck/video games to play? Any of them?

          1. Those were serious questions, but okay.

            1. 1.) Who called you libertarian?

              2.) Isn’t this a libertarian website?

              Those are serious questions, ok?

              1. 1) You did, referencing me as a “libertard” in your handle.

                2) It’s a website whose authors are generally libertarian and whose regulars range from Goldwater republicans to anarcho-capitalists.

                  1. Quit winning? Why the fuck would I do that, cuntstain?

                    1. why you so mad, bro?

                1. Just curious, how does Tony fit within that range?

                  1. He doesn’t. My categorization of “regulars” included only people who aren’t completely full of shit.

                    1. When you tell jokes to Mama in your oh-so-precious little basement skits, does she laugh at them? How many hands would I need to count all the welfare babies in your house?

                  2. Tony doesn’t exist. He may have at one time, but that ship done sailed.

      2. TO come to the point at once, I beg to say that I have not the least belief in the Noble Savage. I consider him a prodigious nuisance, and an enormous superstition… I don’t care what he calls me. I call him a savage, and I call a savage a something highly desirable to be civilised off the face of the earth…… Yielding to whichsoever of these agreeable eccentricities, he is a savage – cruel, false, thievish, murderous; addicted more or less to grease, entrails, and beastly customs; a wild animal with the questionable gift of boasting; a conceited, tiresome, bloodthirsty, monotonous humbug.

        1. TO come to the point at once, I beg to say that I have not the least belief in the Noble Englishman. I consider him a prodigious nuisance, and an enormous superstition… I don’t care what he calls me. I call him an aggressor, and I call an Englishman a something highly desirable to be rewilded off the face of the earth…… Yielding to whichsoever of these agreeable eccentricities, he is a cityStatist brute – cruel, false, thievish, murderous; addicted more or less to oil, pollution, and murderous customs; a domesticated animal with the questionable gift of boasting; a conceited, tiresome, bloodthirsty, monotonous humbug.

          1. TO come to the point at once, I beg to say that I have not the least belief in the Noble Savage. I consider him a prodigious nuisance, and an enormous superstition… I don’t care what he calls me. I call him a savage, and I call a savage a something highly desirable to be civilised off the face of the earth…… Yielding to whichsoever of these agreeable eccentricities, he is a savage – cruel, false, thievish, murderous; addicted more or less to grease, entrails, and beastly customs; a wild animal with the questionable gift of boasting; a conceited, tiresome, bloodthirsty, monotonous humbug.

            1. Pete fell out and who was left?

  90. Reading these weekend threads really has opened up my insight into what the everyday conversation in an insane asylum must be like.

    1. you mad bro?

      1. Not in the sense that you are.

          1. *Overused meme alert*

              1. The better question is do you have a job?

    2. That’s probably why White Cuntstain’s grandmother chained him to a John Deere and left him in the barn with the inbred sheep and pigs. If only she’d taken his computer away, too.

      1. why you so mad, bro?

  91. Hey, Dolphins fans! WTF happened to the whole “Peyton will end up in Miami” thing?

    Arizona I get, but I’m shocked that he would want to play outdoors in a cold-as-fuck stadium over Miami.

    Thoughts?

  92. Rather, you own the character of the dickless, angry liberal douche. Come on, tell everyone how they are angry. Use a hip term like “bro”.

    Did you date guys like this? How do you do? It is this perfectly pitched voice of a angry, no balls, smug liberal male.

    We salute you rather.

    1. I remember getting into a heater discussion about affirmative action and the Second Amendment with a friend of my sister’s, who happened to be the epitome of a shitheaded progressive — excruciatingly smug, unbelievably ignorant of all things historic and political, and a proud owner of an Obama bumper sticker.

      His explosive response to my argument, towards the very loud and confrontational end, was that I was a quasi-Nazi retard who should really get out of his country and go back to Russia.

      The irony burned intensely. He was probably the troll’s twin brother.

      1. get called out

        come here and whine

        to their excruciatingly smug, unbelievably ignorant brothers — who have elected 2 dogcatchers in 10 years.

        Funny. Every. Day.

        1. Are you even trying anymore?

          1. Anger, fear, aggression… the dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

            1. You realize that “dickless wonder” isn’t a compliment, right?

    2. why you so mad bro?

      1. How does it feel to know, you fucktarded dreg, that an ounce of rabbit shit is more valuable by every possible measure or standard than you and your entire existence?

        1. Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.

          1. You one dumb muthafucka.

              1. *Over used meme alert*

  93. You realize that “dickless wonder” isn’t a compliment, right?

    I shall forever sit at your feet, oh great one.

    1. Don’t. The pervasive odor of moose shit and and flees aren’t exactly good things. The gutter’s a more suitable place for you.

  94. ..with Zyklon B.

    No corporation can do wrong if it makes money from tyrannical government, like the KOCH Industries did.

    You’ll love the way you feel.

    ~IG Farben

  95. Dear Reason,

    You have the least reasonable commenters I have ever seen. Do you recruit them from the Goth lunch tables at Middle Schools? I know you don’t believe in censorship, which is why I believe your comments sections degrade into digital Road Warrior. If this is what minimalist intervention fosters, I will be changing my mind about the role of authority.

    1. Welcome to the neo-con fold, my dear prodigal son. Wallow no more in that libertarian bullshit.

      ~signed
      Darth Vader

      1. Neo-Cons are crying manboobs. What you savages need is Robespierre, or maybe Uncle Adolf.

        ~Dying declaration of Civilization

    2. White Indian has that effect on communities.

      1. which makes the self-styled “libertarian” city-Statist “commun-ity” angry.

        Very angry.

        P.S. Questions:

        ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
        ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

        “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

        1. Is it my positive right to eat my own body weight?
          Is it my negative right to claim my own heritage as injun?
          Is it my positively negative right to coerce others into being hunter-gathers inside the city-state?
          Is it my negatively positive right to masterbate into the chest cavity of a raw uncooked chicken?
          Is it my boldly highlighted right to post my shitty essays for all of you to read?
          Is it my safe to assume right that y’all think the word fibertard is clever?

          1. Funny. Every. Day.

            1. Likewise, fat man.

            2. Is it only okay if you do the spamming douchebag?

        2. A little something about my fellow neolithic bandmate.

          Described by one of his teachers as “one of the most intelligent and aware students I have encountered in 33 years of teaching. ? He is amazing!” Jason has won awards for fiction and oratory and Web page design. As acting Editor-in- Chief, Jason founded The Saxon Shore five years ago. From those humble beginnings, the Saxon Shore has grown in size and scope. These days, Jason mainly works with the technical and design issues of running the Shore, more and more leaving academic issues in more professional hands

          All that and he still has time to [GAMBOL]

          1. It continues…the hypocrisy I mean!

            Jason Godesky is the author of Soulforge, a seven chapter sage, which chronicles the travels of Rakeesh the Liontaur’s Paladin Sword, “Soulforge.”

            Sounds kinda violent to me! Not the normal behavior mode found in a peaceful forager.

            1. ….and Mr. Natural has to keep his day job. To fortify the Twinkie, Ring Ding, and Yoo Hoo budget.

              Jason Godesky is also the president of the Association for Computing Machinery (PittACM) and Visual Editor of the The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review at the
              University of Pittsburgh.

              Jason how do you find the time….you’re just thooper!

          2. Aw, a teacher’s pet, even. Seeking approval of that voice in his head, ‘I hit those libertarians good and hard! Did I do good, teacher?’

            Of course you did, Jason. Now come over here and let me pat you on the head.

    3. Drink!!

      1. They’re right down your alley.

        1. …and continue to blissfully whitewash the aggression necessary to agricultural city-Statism (civilization?)

      2. Something powerful, I hope, like medical spirit diluted in a little water, followed by more, and more, and more. And some more. There’s no other way to cope with this shit.

          1. Yes

        1. I was thinking more like Wild Turkey, neat.

  96. I’ve ruined another thread!

    1. I’ve made everyone talk about ME!

      1. U liek to use memes bro dawg tribal bro?

  97. Test your might, Test your might,
    Test your might, Test your might.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    EXCELLENT!
    Brandon, Joshua Corning, Killazontherun, Tulpa,
    Sugarfree, Pro liberate, Res Publica Americana.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    Warty, strike, John, RoboCain,
    Auric Demonocles, Tony, sloopyinca.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    (Excellent)
    FIGHT!
    Test your might, Test your might.
    Loki, Commentariat GOP Shill, invisible furry hand, Fist of Etiquette,
    Mr. FIFY, Fluffy, Red Rocks Rockin.
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    FIGHT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!
    MORTAL KOMBAT!

    1. Feel free to email me at rctlfy@hotmail.com. Thanks guys.

      1. Test your might, Test your might,
        Test your might, Test your might.
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        FIGHT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        (Excellent)
        EXCELLENT!
        Brandon, Joshua Corning, Killazontherun, Fat Idiot,
        Sugarfree, Pro liberate, Res Publica Americana.
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        FIGHT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        (Excellent)
        (Excellent)
        Warty, strike, John, RoboCain,
        Auric Demonocles, Tony, sloopyinca.
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        (Excellent)
        (Excellent)
        (Excellent)
        (Excellent)
        FIGHT!
        Test your might, Test your might.
        Loki, Commentariat GOP Shill, invisible furry hand, Fist of Etiquette,
        Mr. FIFY, Fluffy, Red Rocks Rockin.
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        FIGHT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!
        MORTAL KOMBAT!

  98. Sixteen Afghan civilians killed in U.S. shooting spree

    http://www.reuters.com/article…..2V20120311

    1. So it’s ok, bro.

      1. Look upthread my rotund redskin comrade, I beat you to it.

  99. Feel free to email me at rctlfy@hotmail.com. Thanks guys.

    1. Can rant about my neo-tribalist bullshit there?

        1. Spamming doesn’t stop my email address of rctlfy@hotmail.com from showing up.

          1. Can’t answer simple questions about rights.

            So they start using Marxist tactics.

            Nice going, Commietard.

  100. Feel free to email me at rctlfy@hotmail.com. Thanks guys.

    1. Can’t answer simple questions about rights.

      So they start using Marxist tactics.

      Nice going, Commietard.

  101. YA! Keep talking about ME!

    1. Don’t forget, you can just email me directly rctlfy@hotmail.com. It’s a good way to keep the spam down. Well, unless you sign me up for various newsletters and stuff…

      1. Can’t answer simple questions about rights.

        So they start using Marxist tactics.

        Nice going, Commietard.

  102. ? Is any white person‘s right an individual or collective right?
    ? Is the right to take a negative or positive right?

    “[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land … Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.” ~Ayn Rand, US Military Academy at West Point, March 6, 1974

    Never have got an answer yet, just DAYS OF RAGE.

    1. Feel free to email me at rctlfy@hotmail.com. We can discuss this further.

      1. Can’t answer simple questions about rights.

        So they start using Marxist tactics.

        Nice going, Commietard.

        1. And I bet they are really mad too. And probably gay.

    2. …..the fatman hasn’t answered these either.

      Is it my positive right to eat my own body weight?
      Is it my negative right to claim my own heritage as injun?
      Is it my positively negative right to coerce others into being hunter-gathers inside the city-state?
      Is it my negatively positive right to masterbate into the chest cavity of a raw uncooked chicken?
      Is it my boldly highlighted right to post my shitty essays for all of you to read?
      Is it my safe to assume right that y’all think the word fibertard is clever?

      1. Concept of rights got you confused?

    3. I answered you.

      And you had nothing to say.

      So I guess you can drop this bit of your shtick now.

      1. Try again, Fluffy.

        1. Go rather Go.

    4. I have a right to eatz heapum babiez

  103. On a completely unrelated note, gas in my area just jumped up five to ten cents a gallon yesterday in the blink of an eye. $3.85 is now about the cheapest we can get around here. $4 is just a matter of a couple of weeks away.

  104. Yes, I would officially call the Stasi myself and have you all put into labor camps if given the opportunity.

    1. …for a different regime than their home country, are their profits washed white as snow in the blood of the lamb?

      A People’s History of Koch Industries: How Stalin Funded the Tea Party Movement
      http://exiledonline.com/a-peop…..-movement/

      1. Starting with you.

        1. Want my Nobel Predator Drone prize?

      2. “Work hard enough for Comrade Stalin to thank you!”

  105. Feel free to email me at rctlfy@hotmail.com. Thanks guys.

    1. Can’t answer simple questions about rights.

      So they start using Marxist tactics.

      Nice going, Commietards.

      1. Are you going to cry now rather? They were so mean to you on this thread.

      2. We’re coming for you Godeskey!

        1. We are taking your cheese burgers.

  106. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

    1. “I disavow.” ~Newt Paul

  107. hot air balloonist

    torn to shreds by hyenas

    vacation over

  108. Poor Rather. Will anyone ever understand her?

  109. 800+ comments on performance art pretending to be Jason Godesky. Poor guy. He is the real victim here.

  110. Come on rather. I was out enjoying my white man’s privileged. Won’t you come out and play? Or are you home sobbing in your pillow because no one takes you seriously?

    1. It’s all epi’s fault for rejecting her advances. In his defense, I’d have panicked too.

      1. That and God knows the kind of social diseases one picks up gamboling. She seems to get very angry when laughed at. So when he panicked and started laughed as a defense mechanism.

      2. You are just mad tarran. Mad that rather and Godesky are so brilliant.

  111. There is a rumor going around our anarco-primitivist community that White Indian has a huge penis. A giant, throbbing, oh so suckable member. They say he can fuck for hours on end. But he never comes to play with his own kind!!! He is always hanging out here with cowardly city-state loving losers like you filthy, evil libertarians. Come on, White Indian. Leave this scum pool behind and be with your own. You can reach me here, loverboy, at http://www.survivalistboards.com

    Ask for Sarah Sue.

    1. I don’t think White Indian would like it there. Cheese burger supply too intermittent.

    2. http://www.survivalistboards.c…..8d60a&f=54

      There is a ladies section. I sure White Indian will be in big demand.

  112. Can we get a Selection Sunday thread or something

  113. Looks like rather’s meds finally kicked in.

    In response to the idea that all of this is Jason Godesky a couple of things. Godesky is clearly pathetic and more than a bit deranged judging from his internet profile. But I doubt he is so pathetic to spend his time shitting on H&R threads. He seems to spend his time, when not consuming huge numbers of calories to fatten up for future gamboling, building his tribe. A tribe that “hasn’t worked out as planned” according to his website. You really can’t make this shit up. Godesky seems like a harmless nut borderline retard. I really can’t see him out making trouble for people. So I doubt this is him.

    1. I say it is rather because rather appears on every thread that this stuff does and it when really confronted as almost has admitted as much on other threads.

      Rather probably has some kind of connection to Godesky. She is a follower of sorts. Even Hitler had a g/f. And Godesky has a groupie in rather. If you notice, rather gets very testy when you laugh at Godesky.

      That said, the angry troll character is so well played. Such a pitch perfect portrayal of the angry, smug, dickless liberal guy that I would be willing to entertain the possibility that it is rather and some other Godesky follower.

      I will leave it to the group to decide show how bottom of the barrel you have to be to be a Godesky follower. There is a reason why “Fuck” and “Libertard” are about as high as the discussion goes.

    2. In the end, it is more than anything a comedy act at Godesky’s expense, even if rather doesn’t realize it. The stuff that gets posted is so sorry and so pathetic, it only works as humor. And it does work as that quite well.

      1. This is the most awful thread ever. And since there haven’t been any other ones today, we can’t escape this one.

        We’re not even dealing with somebody who’s resorted to trolling because he wants to prove a point — we’re dealing with a griefer here, and one with a tremendous amount of free time on his hands, too.

        1. Yes, we are aware of this person, and he/she will be dealt with.

        2. Hard to grief someone that ignores you though.

      2. John,

        I don’t think it’s her. Nothing would have pleased me more to discover the pretentious ass was indeed White Idiot…..but he is on multiple websites….in addition to his own. Does she have that kind of psychotic stamina?

        1. Indeed. He works in IT, so he is constantly on the computer and libertarianism doesn’t conform to his primotian worldview, so we bring the hate from him.

          1. “primotopian”

        2. What other websites is he on?

          1. http://blog.mises.org/17277/th…..and-seeds/

            http://www.strike-the-root.com…..-wild-west

            That’s a lot of cover for it to be rather.

          2. John-search for “Jason Godesky White Indian”. I tried to post links, but I am getting blocked by the spam filter.

            1. hmm-let’s see if it works now.

              http://www.strike-the-root.com…..-wild-west

              and

              http://blog.mises.org/17277/th…..and-seeds/

            2. Reason made “white Indian” automatic spam.

            3. I’m still blocked from posting links by the spam filter, but one is “strike the root” and the other is a mises dot org blog entry. That’s a lot of deep cover for it to be rather.

              1. Godesky is all over this thread.

                http://www.jeffvail.net/2006/10/disarmament.html

                It doesn’t read like the shit we get.

                1. Well he writes well. I’ll give him that!

                  Maybe years of being ignored caused him to snap and go F for Fatdetta?

            4. He is all over Misses. All the same tiresome pathetic shit. Wow.

            5. If you read posts that seem to actually be by Godesky, he is all over the net. And it is all pretty standard anarcho primativist bullshit. But it seems different than the shit we get on here. No where near as combative and angry. I don’t think Godesky is our griefer.

              1. It is possible that he has grown bitter that no one is buying his primitivist bullshit.

                1. bear in mind that a lot of those threads are several years old.

                2. Maybe so. the thread I linked is from 2006. These nuts are getting more angry and bitter all of the time.

          3. Strike the Root, Global Guerillas…all the sustainability sites.

            A brief excerpt:

            (Anthropik fully believes it’ll be worst-case scenario with abrupt decline into violence, starvation, and cannibalism in the cities.)

            With an outlook like this one would think that Jason would want the AGRICULTURAL-CITY STATE to soldier on as long as possible. I’m pretty sure that cannibals want to eat the fat ones first….they don’t run very well and are more tender I’m told.

            1. I think fat indian would produce a lot of marbled steaks. God those people are pathetic.

            2. It amazes me the kind of cognitive dissonance you would have to have to believe that crap.

              1. Cognitive dissonance maybe. He’s not a dummy though and wouldn’t be the first smart guy to think he’s been blessed with the final revelation.

                I’m really going to be pissed if you’re right and it’s been rather the whole time.

      3. I tend to agree. It’s most likely not Godesky spamming the shit out of the place with the weird primitivist nonsense. Is it rather? I can’t be so sure, though a lot of signs point that way.
        In the end it seems to have gone full circle. At first it was funny, then annoying, and now it’s back to funny.

        1. Is it rather? I can’t be so sure, though a lot of signs point that way.

          Damn if it is her turn up the PATHETIC METER to 11!

        2. WI didn’t respond at all to my bait oriented to primitivism, but did to my rather bait underlined with just a hint of misogyny. And the few ‘fatty’ remarks made above by WI echo the one I made of her being a heffer the other day.
          Also the attempts at emasculation from WI is not really a male behavioral trait. There is a total war element in there that has all the signs of a very bitter, angry woman. It may not be WI at all, but a third party, one that is female, perhaps not even rather but one more flexible in being able to adopt to WI rhetoric while doing the feminist rhetorical cat’o’nine tails to the hated menkind.

          1. For it to be rather, there would have to be a split personality going on, but I doubt it is anything that bizarre. Just a monomaniac. Rather isn’t a monomaniac, but often seeks approval like a, er, normal human being. Watch her behavior when Heroic Mulatto is posting, she melts (to be fair, I do to) and attempts to be engaging. Anonpussy will have none of that, and will behave just as defiantly with HM as she will with any of the rest of us.

  114. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  115. Spambot sure has more time than a normal person. Must be that hunter/gatherer life. Dreamy.

  116. Guess they have McDonald’s in Primatopia

    http://www.google.com/imgres?h…..x=35&ty=94

    1. That is mean. It amazes me that someone could lack self awareness like that. How can you be that much of a fat slop and then spend your whole life raging about the evils of agriculture?

  117. In honor of the noble White Indian, this afternoon I undertook to avail myself of Nature’s plenteous bounty. Trekking forth from my home into the 20+ acres of wooded hills to which I have nominal title, I was impressed by the generous nature of loving Gaia, near to bursting forth in Her Springtime glory.

    1. Stepping lightly up the hundred-foot hill from the back of my house to the top of the hill above, I found my shoes lovingly caressed by Nature, who was playfully snatching at them with Her muddy and unexpectedly strong grasp. Choosing a less watery path, I soon reached the top of the hill, where evidence of my rapacious agricultural nature confronted me. Rising like narrow phalluses high above the ground level, the poles of my hop trellises thrust deep into the ground and penetrated the sky, holding the ropes by which I tied my sweet Sister Gaia, the ropes by which the cultured vines later in the year will climb, betraying their very Mother and binding her to my will.

      1. Shaken, I continued on, attempting to recover the purest essence of the Goddess elsewhere. I decided to emulate the gentle pale Aboriginal and select my sustenance for the evening from the banquet that lay before me. I wandered through the woods, down a hill, across the bubbling brook and across again. I stopped, a stark reminder of Nature’s justice before me.

        1. Last Autumn, in the glory of Mother Gaia, I had happened upon the corpse of a small animal, the type of which was unidentifiable to me, as it was engaged in the beautiful Cycle of Life, becoming once again one with its Mother. It transfixed me, its body writhing with life, but not its own. For hundreds, if not thousands, of needy life forms were busy converting its discarded husk into the new life of their own bodies. It pulsated, twisted, undulating and throbbing with a hypnotic motion. I had torn my eyes away at the time, vague understanding causing a sympathetic crawling in the skin of my own scalp.

          1. Today, what I saw was the end result of Nature’s justice. The clean, bleached bones of the animal, which I now recognized to be those of a squirrel, rested on the ground, partially obscured by Nature’s motherly blanket of last season’s leaves. The teeth still remaining in the skull served to identify the species, and it is these teeth which belied the futile struggle of this squirrel, reaching from the grave to defy Death itself. For the teeth had continued to grow for some time following the death of this sad gatherer of nuts and berries. The incisors were now curled back on themselves grotesquely. I picked up the small skull and inspected it. The longest tooth, loose in its socket, fell out, lost in the oblivion of Nature’s carpet of leaves at my feet.

            1. During the rest of my walk, I decided to inventory the cornucopia of sustenance Nature could provide me, if only I were humble enough to ask and partake. I hunted and/or gathered: several bulbous mushrooms, later identified as possibly poisonous and certainly unappetizing; a tuft or two of grass, inedible by non-ruminant mammals such as Homo sapiens; four whitetail deer (which the State prohibits would-be devotees of the Paleolithic diet from harvesting out of season; and approximately seventy-five very energetic ticks.

              1. As I roamed up the back side of the steep hill that leads from the stream to the top of the hill, I came to the property line dividing my land from my neighbor’s. Gazing across the electrified fence by which he simultaneously prevents my free gamboling across hill and dale and imprisons the ill-gotten bounty which he has violently wrested from Gaia’s loving hands, I noted the spoils of his selfish lifeway. Grazing within the confines of the fence were: two horses; approximately five cattle; and at least twenty-five goats. Flicking tick #76 from my pants leg, I wandered back downhill to my home, wondering just what the hell was for dinner.

                1. That’s gold db (in that one afternoon I suspect that you got more real experience in the great outdoors that White Indian-whoever he or she might be-has lifetime).

                  1. Both hilarious and horrifying.

                    1. Were they “medicinal” mushrooms perchance?

                    2. My reference book merely indicated they were probably poisonous, no info on psychoactive properties (and that’s not something I’m interested in, anyway).

                    3. Why not?

  118. Shaken, I continued on, attempting to recover the purest essence of the Goddess elsewhere. I decided to emulate the gentle pale Aboriginal and select my sustenance for the evening from the banquet that lay before me. I wandered through the woods, down a hill, across the bubbling brook and across again. I stopped, a stark reminder of Nature’s justice before me.

  119. Gaia, what the fuck did you do to DB?

  120. I think the dude is a bit over rated myself.

    http://www.Got-Privacy.tk

    1. Me Grimlock no idiot.

  121. http://ow.ly/i/viHs
    The jam packed Occupying Media panel at SXSW.

  122. Some HuffPo stoopid to brighten your late Sunday evening:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..35992.html

    Did I say “brighten”? I meant “depress the fuck out of you”.

    1. Many believe that in a so-called global and liberal economy, governments should have no power. They are mistaken. The crisis and reactions to the crisis demonstrate that this is a fallacy, that there exist good policies and bad ones, that there exist good and bad regulations.

      Yeah, as it can be seen & measured by the current state of affairs.

    2. The key principle upon which this project must depend is that of equality.

      So says the banker from Lazard who will suffer no more of zis eequality zen he must zuffer though een is book.

      Pig-Ass? Really?!

    3. Co-op as in Cooperatives? 2012 is the U.N. International Year of the Co-operatives

      Why don’t you just back the fuck down off HuffPo! I don’t see pure comedy gold like the above at reason.com!

  123. This thread still going? Considering that Rectal/White Idiot probably passed out, I figured this thread would have died.

    1. Boredom caused by lack of a new thread?

      1. Uhh, dude, a new Reason just made a new blog post.

        1. Must have happened while I wasn’t looking, eh?

  124. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  125. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  126. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  127. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  128. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  129. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  130. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  131. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  132. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  133. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  134. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

    1. Ahh Rectal…you are awake. Care to shed any insight on the “…rectal is the spurned lover of Godesky and this rejection has caused her to drag his “good name” (such as it is) through the mud on reason.com”?

  135. Hey. any news on the Virgin Islands?

  136. Please stop apologizing for this horrorshow. Cheapening, sensationalizing, marginalizing journalism, lying, reporting on only the so-called conservative viewpoint, pathetic. We are better off without him. That other hacks will mimic him is his destructive legacy.

  137. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  138. Andrew Breitbart would relish that sort of venomous barb, and was to be “Matt Drudge’s bitch .,Breitbart is dead ,but so many people still remember him and respect him

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.