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    1. Mother of God, WTF is that?

      1. The illegitimate offspring of Andre the Giant and Andrea Dworkin?

        1. Holy fuck that was funny

      2. That’s Pennywise the Clown from overly long Stephen King novel “It”!

        1. They all float down at Pitt?

          1. For the sake of aesthetics some might want to consider floating face down.

    2. Mr. Johnston, 22, and his wife, Katherine Anne McCloskey, 56, a transgender woman, were interviewed by agents Wednesday at their apartment in Jackson Township, Cambria County. The next day, they were subpoenaed to appear Tuesday before a federal grand jury.

      What a treat that grand jury is in for.

      1. I didn’t get past the picture.

        The 22 year old is married to that? There’s some deep psychological scars.

        1. Yeah, that was kind of my reaction too. At the risk of being ageist and all that, that kid has a lot of Issues.

          1. Is the 22-year-old Bud Cort?

            1. She thinks she is. Or he.

            2. Yeah. There looks to be more than a few parallels there.

          2. Mr. Johnston, who was born female but who identifies as male,

            So the younger one is a biological female and the older is male. Neither “identifies” with their sex so they are changing their gender.

        2. I feel for people who live with debilitating psychological issues, I really do. But some situations are too absurd to pass up.

          1. I feel for his parents and siblings who have to explain it to others.

            That’s like the Grand Slam of cultural taboos.

          2. Yeah, you feel for people who live with debilitating psychological issues. Never mind the fact that you just created about 20 more people who now have to live with debilitating psychological issues after seeing that train wreck.

        3. The 22-year-old Mr. Johnson was born female.

      2. What a treat that grand jury is in for.

        “We will refer to Mr., ahem, Johnson as ‘Person A’ and, ahem, Ms. McCloskey as ‘Person B’.”

    3. When double Trannies attack!

      1. I actually feel too sorry for them to be mean. I mean, how sad.

        1. Who are you to think you know their state of mid? Their emotional stability? If they are very happy with each other, why the pity?

          1. Mainly for the ostracism. I’m generally a very tolerant person and yet my first reaction was to post the link in a “look at the freakshow” manner. Not cool to have to deal with that.

        2. As I said above I do feel bad about this. These folks have really serious issues and it’s a shame they have to fight through more social problems on top of everything else.

  1. So this Zimmeran guy went ZOOPA-ZIPPA BAPPA on this Trayvon Martin kid, and the he took out his gun, and went ZOOPITY ZAN FLIPP BOPPA STOPPA WICKA WOCKA! And jello.

    1. They have audio of someone yelling, “Well I’ll FILTH your FOUL and FOUL your FILTH and FILTH and FOUL!” But experts disagree on whose voice it was.

      1. Burn him!!!

    2. You forgot the pudding pops.

      1. The bigger question is what Cosby was doing with a Jello Pudding Pop and who taught him how to behave with it.

    1. Funny how FDR’s Four Freedoms put guys like FDR (and Spitzer) in charge of who gets what, no?

    2. Yeah, you feel for people who live with debilitating psychological issues. Never mind the fact that you just created about 20 more people who now have to live with debilitating psychological issues after seeing that train wreck.

      Hey, this is kind of an all-purpose comment!

  2. Dad is great. He gave us the chocolate cake.

    1. I am now dancing around in my office waving a fork.

      1. And then, the wife woke up…have you ever heard of a “conniption?”

        1. And my wife sent me to my room… which is where I wanted to go in the first place.

  3. Forget arguments over self-defense or race — Bill Cosby says guns did the deed in the Trayvon Martin case.

    Guns don’t kill people, Pudding Pops kill people.

    1. Michelle Obama would agree.

  4. 6-8 years? I wish. They are a jealous government; visiting the tax inequities of the father upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation.

  5. To be fair to Cosby, who has been the anti-Jackson and Sharpton and thinks the culture of victimhood hurts the black community, he seems to be saying that the problem is that Zimmerman should not have been carrying a gun while doing his neighborhood watch thing and that people need to be more responsible with guns. I don’t think he is calling for gun prohibition.

    1. As I’ve said elsewhere, his reasoning on this topic is probably messed up from the murder of his son years ago. That’s got to be a tough, ethos-warping event for a person to go through.

    2. I saw Cosby on MTP Sunday. Paraphrasing slightly, he said: Even if you don’t realize it, when you carry a gun you intend to shoot a human being.

      Sorry, Cos, that’s a fail.

      1. Conversely, when you don’t carry a gun you consent to violence done to you?

        1. Progressive logic is swell, ain’t it? Smells as terrific as festering turds.

        2. Of course. When one is unarmed, you are just “asking for it.” Kinda like when some floozy is dressed in some sleazy outfit. Same principle. Remember: “No means yes.”

      2. Even if you don’t realize it, when you carry a gun you intend to shoot a human being.

        So Cosby’s afraid of every cop and federal LEO he ever saw, right?

    3. ” Zimmerman should not have been carrying a gun while doing his neighborhood watch thing and that people need to be more responsible with guns.”

      Zimmerman was not on neighborhood watch at the time of the shooting. I know a lot of people really wish it were so, but it is not.

  6. Anybody else getting the “Your comment is invalid” bullshit? WTF?

    1. The squirrels are trying to tell you something that we’ve been neglecting to tell you.

    2. Yes. It just needz moar Nic Cage

    3. Show us on this doll where the squirrels touched you.

      1. Points to his nuts.

    4. I’m actually a little surprised that everyone except me isn’t getting that.

    5. Let’s see. Reason sucks. Nick Gillespie sucks. Matt Welch sucks. Tim Cavanaugh sucks. David Koch sucks. Ron Paul sucks. Kennedy sadly doesn’t, AFAIK. Here’s some titties.

      Must be you not being topical.

      1. Damn you! I cannot unsee what I just saw!!!

        1. Fortunately something caused the image to pause loading with less than an inch showing. Back-button!

  7. What the fuck is wrong with the commenting system? A link and a neat summary of the story, and it’s telling me my comment’s invalid.

    1. I’ve been having the same problem. I tried to post a comment on a different thread earlier. I tried getting rid of any html tags, tried making it shorter, nothing seemed to work.

      For some reason it only seems to work on short comment where, ironically enough, I bitch and moan about the comment system not working.

      1. I’m getting it while posting completely legitimate links. Could the links be the problem?

        1. No, it happened to me without links.

  8. Please note that Libertarians, who actually have PROGRESSIVE positions:

    – want to eliminate the TSA
    – want to eliminate the Patriot Act
    – are anti-war
    – are pro gay rights
    – don’t want to protect Life with legislation
    – have a pro Muslim agenda
    – are generally anti-Christian
    – don’t want to support Israel
    – don’t want to prevent a nuclear Iran
    – want to legalize illegal drugs
    – want to legalize prostitution

    I knew it! The Democrats have sent libertarians to infiltrate the Republican Party.

    1. I remember in the 80’s how the SoCons took over the Republican Party from the ground up. If it was done once, it can be done again.

      1. The neocons then took them over in the oughts. So yeah, its been done more than once.

    2. Since when do democrats want to do any of those things? (Other than when a Republican’s in the white house)

    3. She sounded like a right whiny twat when I read her bleating.

  9. Ron Paul supporters take over a Republican congressional district meeting and outrage a local candidate by being all civil libertarian-ish and tolerance-y.

    I already posted this in the A.M. links *ahem*, but I’m pleased to see all the great comments that have shown up on that article throughout the day. I also find it amusing that this idiot Torgerson uses the term “anti-war” as a vicious indictment. As if being pro-war is something to cluck about.

    1. “As if being pro-war is something to cluck about.”

      You are talking about a woman who hates people who hold personal liberty as their highest value. How much self-awareness do you expect from someone like that?

      1. She’s an unabashed warmonger — well beyond even McCain’s crowd. It’s not even the sort of politician you should expend time on searching for redeeming qualities.

    2. Sorry I missed your link! I would certainly have given you an appropriate hat-tip. We’re going to implement a formal system for sharing interesting news tidbits with your Reason-able hosts.

      1. Yay! All is forgiven!

    3. To Torgerson it was a clown, to everyone else it was Uncle Sam.

  10. Fuck this shit. I’ll just summarize it myself.

    The Brady Campaign’s blaming the NRA and “gun culture” for Trayvon Martin’s death, and the rant is fucking unbelievably — the sort of shit you couldn’t write for a parody even if you crapped literary gold.

    1. “Don’t get me wrong, I blame George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin. But I also blame the NRA and the politicians who do their bidding for putting the gun in his hands.

      George Zimmerman had an arrest record and a history of violence. Yet he was allowed to carry a loaded, hidden handgun in the state of Florida. This was the way the NRA wanted it, and this was the policy that the Florida State legislature created on the gun lobby’s behalf.

      Make no mistake, the gun lobby wanted George Zimmerman to have a gun, and to be carrying his gun the night he shot Martin. They worked very hard to make it so. It is all part of the NRA’s ultimate vision – a vision they proudly admit – of guns just about everywhere, in just about everybody’s hands. George Zimmerman is the creation of the gun lobby.

      1. Nevermind that the gun lobby also “wanted” a gun in Martin’s hand. Or that they “want” you to be able to open carry, but CC is the best they can get from those bleeding heart, vile, putrid, assholes.

    2. They’re just trying to cash in on the media circus along with Sharpton et al.

      1. Some retarded filter won’t allow me to post the link, but the post above yours is the first part of the cocksucker’s rant. I had to copy it by typing it out myself, since it wouldn’t work through C&P, but you get the jist.

        1. It’s probably already gone out to millions of potential donors with a plea for money to help stop the NRA from taking over the country.

          1. It’s just the level of depravity these rat fucks sink to sometimes. I haven’t read a more downright fucktarded or viscious attack in a while. It just boggles the mind that these people are walking, talking, sentient compatriots of mine (and yours, I’m guessing). It also makes me sick to my stomach.

            1. I’m more bothered by the people who buy into it, hook, line, and sinker. I know the Brady Center is well past the point of being actually committed to a set of principles and is just trying to drum up money to feed their machine and stay in existence.

              It’s the people who give them money that make me sick.

              1. Well, you know what? I don’t work for any government, and I have a fully loaded .40 sitting three inches away from my mouse. And it’s not registered. Right now, I’m holding it. I just put it down. Now I’m holding it again. Now it’s down again. I bet I just contributed to the death of some inner-city minority kid with a shitty upbringing, eh?

                Fuck the Brady Center, fuck their putrid bullshit, and fuck the people who prolong their peerlessly worthless existence.

                1. RPA, a .40? Why a watered down 10mm? Why not a .45?

                  1. 135gr .40 hp is devastating. 15 of them even more so.

    3. It’s not the dumbest argument ever. The gun is a great equalizer, but it also equalizes people who are bad decision makers.

      If you believe that there are people who make bad voters, then it holds that there are people who make bad gun owners.

  11. Flying car.

    And it isn’t spam.

  12. Tax experts say that, unless you’ve gone full-on creative, your tax returns should be free from IRS scrutiny in six to eight years.

    So, when can Tim Geithner relax?

  13. When an audit is under way, IRS agents often ask taxpayers to sign a waiver extending the statute of limitations until the issues are resolved in full. Taxpayers usually have little choice but to do so, Mr. Matthews says.

    I wonder the penalty for not agreeing to extend the statute of limitations against oneself.

    1. The financial equivalent of a full cavity search.

    2. I was just wondering the same thing. Also wonder how they would feel about an even trade…sure I will sign your waiver if you sign mine. My waiver reads something to the effect of ‘ The federal government will never prosecute me for any offense whatsoever, nor try to collect any money from me ever, for any reason.’

    3. “No refund for *you*!”

    4. No kidding. And you’d think signing something like that under duress wouldn’t hold up anyway. We’re so screwed.

    5. When you don’t agree to the extension of the statute of limitations, the IRS can basically assess any tax they want, no matter how unrealistic, and then you get to try and fight that assessment within in the narrow time frame left until that time period has passed.

      Yes, it’s a special flavor of extortion.

  14. Torgerson: GOP Convention ‘Overrun by Ron Paul Libertarians’

    Obama: Election overrun by voters!

    1. Then, a clown came forward, dressed in garb, with a very large hat, that somewhat resembled a flag. In Wikipedia, wearing a flag is a form of flag desecration. Wikipedia states the following:

      It is increasingly common to see clothing with the image of the flags forming a substantial part of the piece. Views vary as to whether some of this is an act of disrespect.

      Oh fuck you sideways. My 12-yo nephew has a pair of American Flag swim-trunks.

      1. Supposedly that “clown” was actually dressed up like Uncle Sam. You literally cannot parody these fuckstains.

  15. When did Bill Cosby go blind? Seriously, all I see him wearing anymore are sunglasses, even indoors.

    1. He probably got bit by the same thing that attacked Cassidy.

      1. He became a vampire?

  16. per Dave Weigel – about 100-150 idiots show for weird Pizza-Flipper Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 “rally”

    If Cain is not the epitome of STUPID nothing is.

    1. Fuck you, shrike.

      1. Flava Cain!

        Conservatives ate that stupid shit like dogs eat vomit.

        Cain is an idiot and so are you – you bucktooth fucking harelip.

        1. Fuck you, shrike.

        2. I see you’re still on your bile bender. Let us know when you come down and are reasonably sane again.

          1. Fucker’s never seen me, that’s what makes the “bucktooth fucking harelip” even funnier.

    1. Aw, that’s sweet. And way to live up to a Canadian stereotype, PantsFan. “Heeeyyyy! Do you know Mike from Winnepeg?” PantsFan: “Yes, yes I do.”

      1. It was a private moment shared very publicly, as Mike Duerksen live-tweeted his marriage proposal to his girlfriend Janelle Freed, after more than 12 hours of minute-by-minute tweets updating followers throughout an elaborate date that culminated in the proposal.

        Wouldn’t this be a hate crime?

        1. I thought I remembered seeing this. As reliable a truism as “Simpsons did it” is “Jezebel bitched about it.”

          1. I would have told the girlfriend to say no and make the guy propose in a more romantic way.

      2. Clever way to get a Green Card eh?

  17. This is what is going on in your Republican Party folks.

    Please note that Libertarians, who actually have PROGRESSIVE positions:

    – want to eliminate the TSA
    – want to eliminate the Patriot Act
    – are anti-war
    – are pro gay rights
    – don’t want to protect Life with legislation
    – have a pro Muslim agenda
    – are generally anti-Christian
    – don’t want to support Israel
    – don’t want to prevent a nuclear Iran
    – want to legalize illegal drugs
    – want to legalize prostitution

    I’m liking this new GOP.

    1. I just caught this:

      – want to legalize illegal drugs
      – want to legalize prostitution

      On point #2, like point #1, we only want to legalize illegal prostitution.

      1. Yeah, all that legal prostitution has got to go.

    2. Throw out the bit about pro-Muslim, anti-Christian, and all I’m left with is a few quibbles about what “pro gay rights” might mean.

      1. Yeah, the thing reads like a grocery list of what I would want in a legislator.

      2. Yeah those two points didn’t give anything away did they.

    3. Amusingly, the TSA isn’t all that popular among “Tea Party” conservatives these days. Whether that’s just because it’s Obama TSA now or for more legit reasons, the fact remains.

      1. Yeah, frankly I was a bit taken aback. I have no problem admitting this is probably my ignorance of the modern GOP, emphasis on the ‘ignore’ part of the word.

        But if the GOP is defining themselves as staunchly pro-TSA, then I have just achieved the state of having less than no use for the GOP.

        1. No, that bitch is just a statist whore. The gop sure as hell doesn’t want more federal union employees.

      2. My mom is a Tea Partier. Making the broad assumption that she’s typical, I’ll tell you exactly why the Tea Party doesn’t like the TSA: Old ladies don’t like to be groped.

      3. Guys, its Keith Ellison’s district. A plurality of voters pulled the lever for him. Its like finding out that there are idiots in Sheila Jackson Lee’s district.

    4. “This is what is going on in your Republican Party folks.”

      People are learning about the proper use of commas in the Republican Party. The horror!

    5. Anybody take the poll at the end.

      I giggled with satisfaction.

    6. Let’s see. Ron Paul to my knowledge has been consistantly pro-life, a devout Christian, and has consistant supporter of Israel’s right to defend itself at a time when Ronald Reagan of all people condemned them for doing so.

  18. “Forget arguments over self-defense or race — Bill Cosby says guns did the deed in the Trayvon Martin case.”

    While I can’t speak to every location, in my neighborhood, the overwhelming majority of guns are black.

  19. SpaceX to launch for ISS on April 30th.

    I’m getting comment is invalid bleep, so Google it.

  20. And in other news, Norway mass murderer is still fucking crazy.

  21. The euro is still 1.4ish to the dollar.

    Either there’s something we don’t know, or there’s going to be something astonishing soon.

  22. Fuck you, shrike.

    [preemptive for his next post, likely to include slobbering luvz for Obama, Soros, or Kim Jong Il]

  23. To me this seemed a further desecration of the US flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. I refused to participate.

    Un-American bitch!

    … Hobbit

    1. Were they using the Obama flag? I wouldn’t pledge allegiance to that, either.

      1. You don’t do the pledge of allegiance to the Obama flag, you sing joyful songs of the dear leader.

        1. Won’t be doing that, either.

      2. “I pledge allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it creates, one nation, 50 states, with liberty and justice for all”

        … Hobbit

        1. Yeah, but that thing’s like, a hundred years old! Ezra Klein, like, said so.

  24. To Torgerson it was a clown, to everyone else it was Uncle Sam.

  25. Why they gotta use a black dude on the main pic?

    http://www.Gettin-Privacy.tk

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