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  1. It’s 2:52 PM ET. Do you know where your P.M. links are?

  2. …dragging out the “heroes” word every Memorial Day risks glorifying war.

    Such a pointless attempt to slaughter a sacred cow.

  3. Kevin B. Coyle, a lawyer for the patrolman’s union, said “there was a struggle that was precipitated by Thomas’ behavior” during the stop. Thomas was treated for a concussion and facial contusions at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, according to the plaintiff.

    Of the 10 officers originally named in the lawsuit, only four remain: Sgt. Steven Kent and officers John Wadlegger, Gregg A. Bigda and Robert Patruno.

    Ten cops. They do like to swarm for those easy drug arrests. Come for the authority rush, stay for the opportunity to pile on and give a druggy the business.

    1. “Come for the authority rush, stay for the opportunity to pile on and give a druggy random person the business.”

  4. Businesses operating underground often violate laws designed to protect workers and California’s economy. Skirting income taxes, not carrying workers’ compensation insurance and paying employees less than what they are owed are common practices.

    The Sacramento Business Journal sure knows how to toe the line.

    1. toe the line

      Really, Fist? REALLY?

      1. That’s actually the phrase.

        1. Yes, I am aware.

          I suggest you retune your meter

          1. I suggest you gets to lion-towing. It isn’t going to move itself.

            1. Do I need to say, “Fuck off, slaver”?

              1. Of course, by saying that, you are in fact towing the H n R lion.

            2. Yeah, you should be different like the rest of us!

        2. So what the fuck does Tow the Lion mean?

          1. I think it is navel jargon.

      2. Yeah, I know. I didn’t feel like using the proper terminology this time around for some reason.

        1. You know, if you’re going to break with a running gag, you could at least not be a jerk about it.

          1. Well, if he hadn’t done it, then it might not have acquired the new-found-freshness that it just did.

            Thank you, FoE, for your service to this thread and to this nation. You revive more stale jokes than Fozzie Bear.

            1. “Would you consider a bear in a frog suit?”

              1. Maybe you should try Hare Krishna.

            2. Well, if he hadn’t done it, then it might not have acquired the new-found-freshness that it just did.

              Then I suggest your start douching was well, TAO, if you are into that “fresh feeling”. Lysol douches were the rage for a while here at H n’R WAKKA WAKKA!

              1. Meg: Mom, do you ever feel… not so fresh down there?
                Lois: No. There must be something wrong with you.
                Meg: Really?
                Lois: Yeah, I’ve never had that problem and I don’t know any woman who has.

        2. You know, this never happened when Virginia Postrel was around.

            1. *facepalm*

              I’m sorry. I’ll try harder next time.

              1. This conversation, nay, thread, is so full of DRINK!

    2. Wow, there are laws designed to protect the state economy? What sheer genius. No wonder CA has weathered the downturn so well.

  5. Nineteen-year-old yob murders shopkeep, gets 10 years (out in 4), despite the murder being caught on CCTV. Despite the video showing the knife plunging into the shopkeep’s neck, the jury accepts the defense’s claim that the shopkeep “impaled himself” on the blade.

    1. There is a place in the world for an angry mob. It bothers me that that piece of shit is breathing my air.

      1. I suppose the family can take comfort, though: if Mr. Wickramasingha had resisted the attack with force sufficient to injure his attacker, he’d be in jail right now while the kid would get public money to pursue a lawsuit against him.

      2. Does the UK really want to go down this road? Things get bad real fast when people start ignoring courts and lynching criminals themselves, but the government is just daring people to do that now.

        1. This is the same country where juries put homeowners in jail for injuring home invaders. Beyond posting angry comments on the Daily Mail’s website, there’s simply not enough will left to push back meaningfully. The UK has been thoroughly pacified in that regard.

          1. You can only push people so far.

          2. What Warty said. No one is that pacified. And what will happen is the mob will strike back. And good luck controlling it once that happens.

            1. This is a country that executed its king not all that long ago, historically speaking.

            2. What Warty said. No one is that pacified. And what will happen is the mob will strike back. And good luck controlling it once that happens.

              I dunno, a few decades ago, some Germans were able to herd a bunch of people into boxcars and send them off. And that didn’t even happen incrementally, like it has in the UK. But you never know what can serve as the spark for a popular uprising. Nothing would delight me more than to see Mr. Wickramasingha become the cause c?l?bre behind a popular uprising.

          3. Maybe. On the other hand, note that the victim is asian and the perp is white, so maybe it’s just racism. The UK’s about the only Western country I can think of that might actually be improved by Sharia law.

        2. They really are. People act like vigilantes do it for fun. No, vigilantism occurs when the government won’t protect its people so the people protect themselves.

          1. “Privatization”

          2. “Privatization”

        3. Crowdsourced drone vigilante justice is the wave of the future.

        4. You seem to have missed the fact that it was a jury that made this decision. The verdict sounds ridiculous to me, too, but it wasn’t some govt cabal that did this, it was a cross section of the people themselves.

          Also, I think several of you ought to have whiplash from your comments on this topic, seeing as how you bend over backwards for the defendant most of the time.

          1. Evidently the victim bent over backwards to impale himself on this poor defendant’s knife.

          2. Tedious scold is tedious.

          3. Good point, Tulpa. And I believe that the jury’s verdict should be binding. Still, it was the court that imposed such a lenient sentence.

        5. Things get bad real fast when people start ignoring courts and lynching criminals themselves

          Cite?

      3. So, the take-away is that the UK is populated solely by mouth breathers at this point. Anyone with a grain of common sense has fled the country with whatever they can carry on their backs.

        That explains a lot about the recent years UK in general.

  6. Cops force family from home after mistaking them for robbery suspects, fire breaks out:

    http://www.10news.com/news/31111915/detail.html

    1. But it was a “friendly fire”, so it was OK

      1. Were there smores?

        1. Yes but the Health Department issued a citation to the homeowner for unsanitary conditions.

          1. Plus the zoning board fined them for vending smores without a license in a residential neighborhood.

    1. Children should never be exposed to sarcasm in school. That is the parents’ job.

      1. Just masturbation so far. I won’t count the prediction as a success until she’s getting DPed on the internet.

        1. Masturbation leads to oral. Oral leads to anal. Anal leads to the Dark Side.

      2. Gotta admit, I’m pretty curious to see how to’e up that pussy looks.

        1. She must have had just like, c-sections though, no? I mean…no, it can’t be possible the other way…ahhhhhh

  7. “Whoever sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat is likely to take various steps, including these, to hobble it,” Israeli Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio when asked about Flame. “Israel is blessed with high technology, and we boast tools that open all sorts of opportunities for us.”

    Facts and Logic About the Middle East.

    1. Fear and Loathing All Muslim Emirs

  8. appears to have been done in 4,000 years ago by naturally occurring climate change

    Oh come on! Way to cover up and shill for “Big, Prehistoric Oil and SUV!”

    Monsters…

  9. near the danger zone that prompted bailouts for Greece, Portugal and Ireland. Europeans overall are increasingly unenthused about the EUM

    Remember back in the 90s when people were ‘worried’ about a unified Europe? That it would be sooo powerful with all of the combined efforts and economic power?

    Yeah.

    I remember having a conversation with a guy who had this worry. I told him, “Don’t worry. In the end, their cradle-to-grave welfare benefits and deficit spending will sink them.”

    Took longer than I thought, so I guess I have to give props to Krugman. Deficit spening doesn’t kill you… as fast as I thought.

    1. Never has a group of skeptics been more thoroughly vindicated than have the Euro skeptics.

      1. But GM will control the entire US car market soon if we don’t DO something!!!11!

        1. And microsoft is going to rule the world by bundling explorer with windows!!

          1. STANDARD OIL! ALCOA!

              1. East India Company, FTW!!!

              2. If only there was a single character meaning “and”. There would be no confusion with “Associated Press” or “advanced placement”.

        2. I had nothing to do with this!!! Whom do you think I am? Peter Deloplane?

        3. GM’s majority owner does control the entire US car market.

      2. IDK, the climate skeptics are coming on pretty strong with the 4000 year old natural climate change story.

        1. You just don’t understand. Nature has spent 5 billion years perfecting earth’s climate…and about 200 years ago it did perfect it…

          …then a bunch of humans came around and fucked the whole thing up.

      3. Never has a group of skeptics been more thoroughly vindicated than have the Euro skeptics.

        And it feels damn good to be one such.

    2. “Would you say that we’re entering a zone of danger?”

      /Sterling Archer

      1. Is that anywhere near Whore Island?

        1. I dunno, I was I was busy imagining “Whore Island”.

      2. You’re getting close to Kenny Loggins territory.

  10. appears to have been done in 4,000 years ago by naturally occurring climate change

    It’s a good thing that type of “naturally occurring” climate change stopped and isn’t happening today.

    1. …What? Sarcasm or not, I really don’t see any way that this makes sense.

      1. I believe he’s setting up a response from the AGW acolytes, that the climate change that is happening today is man-made, while the climate change of yesterday was natural.

    1. Fortunately, she came with a lot of built-in cute.

      1. I agree. She looks cute in those pics.

      2. Fortunately, she came with a lot of built-in cute nice rack.

      3. I think she looks better without the makeup, actually.

    2. Now there’s a dress Justin Bieber could fight for.

    3. Ill be in my bunk

  11. The Harappan civilization ? a large, urban civilization that spanned the Indian subcontinent ? appears to have been done in 4,000 years ago by naturally occurring climate change.

    Damn it, I knew I should have sent that in when I read it this morning. I’ll just give myself an imaginary hat tip.

    1. +4,000

  12. Anyone else watch “The Hatfields and the McCoys”? I found it a bit slow.

    Hopefully Part Deux will be better.

    1. I DVRed it. I figured it would either be great or suck bad, no in between.

    2. It seems to be faithful to ‘History’, which the ‘History’ channel seems to sometimes have an issue with.

      But part two could have some bigfoot sightings or alien encounters to jazz it up.

      1. Steve Smith does get occasional work for the Discovery channel.

        1. STEVE SMITH WANT LEGITIMACY WITH RAPE INTIMACY!!!!

          STEVE SMITH CAPTURE LITTLE DAGNY T. WITH TIMBITS AND POUTINE! LURED HER TO RAPE CAVE!!!!!

        2. Good for him. This economy’s tough on his kind, especially with all the competition from the Jersey Shore freaks.

          1. STEVE SMITH NO RAPE SNOOKI! USE HER TO MAKE TIMBITS!

            STEVE SMITH RAPE GUIDOS BUT GOOD!!!! KNOW SITUATION KNOWS RAPE SITUATIONS!!!

      2. It seems to be faithful to ‘History’, which the ‘History’ channel seems to sometimes have an issue with.

        Hey, those Ancient Aliens are 100% historically accurate. My source at Area 51 says so.

    3. I would say it’s among the best work Kevin Costner has done in two decades, but then again that isn’t saying much.

      1. It was slightly more interesting than Water World.

        1. I liked the first 45 min of that movie.

  13. Based on the photo in the Arizona milita article, nativists have apparently come to believe that illegal aliens are some form of vampire which can be repelled by small American flags.

  14. “MSNBC host Chris Hayes is being raked over the coals (and apologizing!) for suggesting that dragging out the “heroes” word every Memorial Day risks glorifying war.”

    Hey Reason, no one gives a fuck.

    1. The 350+ thread on the subject says differently. Of course, it ends up being a collapsing hole of irony that you cared so much that you felt the need to say no one cared.

      1. It’s manufactured tripe.

        1. Well, menudo doesn’t form in nature, buddy!

          1. Virtual CGIed tripe?

    1. So Patient Zero has been identified.

  15. You spend your whole life trying to help your family, your friends, your employer. Even people you don’t know through both church and charities. But eat just one face…

  16. From the files of (Canadian) Police Squad:

    RCMP officer faces charges for responding to call without lights or siren, killing 1.

    New video shows Vancouver police shooting already wounded, crawling man in head The kicker with this one is the cop was already cleared by a commission, the guy with the video sat on it for 5 years without telling anyone.

    1. RCMP officer faces charges for responding to call without lights or siren, killing 1.

      That contrasts with the story they covered here the other day about the federal agent that killed 3 people in a similar scenario, only to be exempted from state charges by absolute immunity or qualified sovereignty or whatever the fuck it is. Hopefully the Canucks handle this better than we did.

    2. I dunno how Canuckistani law is, but no statute of limitations on murder down here in the US.

    3. “He was coming right at me eh.”

  17. Remember when dunphy said (last night) that nobody gets jail time for a first offense DUI? This cop got 6 months for his (assumed) 1st DUI with mitigating factors.

    BTW, he ran from the thread when I gave him the statute in the CA VC that lists the penalty and gave him an example of a girl I knew that got over a year for her first while going 120. Maybe he had a physic student waiting for a tutoring session when he made the comment and couldn’t stick around..

    1. She should have left him after the Scientology church killed their son Jett.

  18. Just voted. Ron Paul!

  19. With businesses and workers fleeing http://www.vendreshox.com/nike-shox-nz-c-5.html underground to escape burdensome taxes and regulations, California officials have set up a hotline to target this last vestige of economic vitality.

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