A.M. Links: Sheriff Asks for Independent Review of Seth Adams Shooting, George Soros' Euro Warning, Gaydar Real

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    It took 47 minutes to get Seth Adams, the unarmed 24-year old shot four times by a West Palm Beach sheriff's deputy, to a hospital fifteen miles away, records released by his family's attorney show. The sheriff, Ric Bradshaw, has now requested an independent review from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Immediately after the shooting, Bradshaw said "there's only two witnesses here: the suspect and the deputy. And the suspect was not able to be interviewed. Why he decided to assault the deputy? We may never know that."

  • An NYPD officer has been charged with official misconduct, offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records, making an apparently sworn false statement, perjury and making a punishable false written statement. The officer, Diego Palacios, appears to have straight-up lied when he arrested a Brooklyn man. Palacios claims the man tried to run him over but security video completely contradicts that.
  • Former Republican presidential candidate Thaddeus McCotter will soon be a former Congressman too. The 5-term representative from Michigan dropped his write-in bid for re-election. His name was removed from the ballot after most of the petition signatures were found to be fraudulent.
  • George Soros claimed in a recent speech that Germany had three months to "correct its mistakes and reverse the current trends," which point to the disintegration of the EU.
  • Johan Santana delivered the Mets their first no-hitter in franchise history on Friday, against the St. Louis Cardinals, leaving the San Diego Padres as the only major league baseball team without a no-hitter. R.A. Dickey followed with a complete game shut-out on Saturday  and the Cardinals didn't earn a run against the Mets until the eighth inning of Sunday's game.
  • New research suggests gaydar is real, but not all that accurate. 

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  1. Los Angeles: Two men, hearing a woman scream, rush to her aid and find a man attempting to sexually assault her. They whale on him, hold him for the police. To me, this story is noteworthy because it’s being reported by a British paper, which seems to be suggesting that these guys are heros. Ironically, had this taken place in Britain, the two good Samaritans would likely have been arrested and charged with God knows what for using force to subdue the would-be rapist. Even without this angle, it’s still a good story.

    1. *heroes

      1. Thanks for posting this Karl. Every little grain of human decency reported helps keep alive the notion that humankind does have it’s bright spots.

        Also true about the remark about how Britalin would treat these impromptu rescuers.

        1. Also true about the remark about how Britalin would treat these impromptu rescuers.

          Funny, some of the commenters there seem to agree. But even though that sentiment seems prevalent, I still have little doubt that a UK prosecutor would be able to find a jury to convict these guys, had this happened on British soil.

        2. According to a certain poster here,

          Those two fuckers are fundamentally evil. Investigations are in order.

        3. Britalin

          Is that some new ADHD treatment?

          1. It has unfortunate dental side effects, so use at your own risk.

          2. That was on purpose. SOD knows those malocclusioned sad sacks could use something to pull their heads outta their bums. I think the buck teeth get caught on their colons.

  2. We may never know that.

    The problem with killing a law-abiding man with a willful family. Sometimes we will find out.

    1. The fact that the guy was unarmed indicated shoddy police work. If the dead guy doesn’t have a throwdown piece in his cold, dead hand by the time backup arrives, then it sounds like additional training is needed. Such training could perhaps be completed while he’s on paid administrative leave.

      1. I blame the current policy. I don’t know what that policy is, but I call for it to be studied and amended so this doesn’t happen again.

        1. I blame the current policy. I don’t know what that policy is, but I call for it to be studied and amended so this doesn’t happen again.

          Nothing to study here: every officer needs to have a throwdown piece, period. And while they obviously can’t just up and issue them out, maybe they could simply pay a yearly allowance to each officer so that he can procure his own piece

          1. I thought that’s what the “evidence” locker was for.

    1. Remember, people. These are the people that need a union or thy’d be on the other side of the cage door.

      1. I have heard it said it takes a thief to catch one.

    2. He has received internal reprimands for inappropriate dealings with his son in a holding cell and over his effort to retrieve nude photographs of a relative.

      Dealings? What the hell are dealings? This could be anything from jokingly locking his son in a cell on a tour to molestation. Nice reporting.

    3. Couldn’t be. Dunphy doesn’t think the police need reform, and we’re all just mean cop haters.

  3. His name was removed from the ballot after most of the petition signatures were found to be fraudulent.

    But I thought Peter Guzinnia was one of his staunchest supporters.

    1. Dixon Kuntz was also a noted supporter.

      1. I wonder if he’ll send back the campaign contributions Phil Accio sent in on behalf of his girlfriend, Amanda Mount.

        1. But what of the staunchest of supporters, Cravon Moorehead?

          1. He was on holiday with Philippa Hole

            1. I thought Dick Burnz was with them, no?

              1. Jack Meoff? Ben Dover? Anita Mann? Amanda Hugginhold?

                1. Ivan Yurkinov was deemed ineligible to donate, due to citizenship concerns . . .

                  1. Wayne Kerr was also declared ineligible due to his thick Geordie accent…

            2. But Ivor Biggun was legit, right?

              1. Jacques Orff.

            3. Mike Hunt was a really staunch supporter as well.

              1. Dick Fitzwell and Pat McGroin had no comment…..

              2. My God, it took that long to get to Mike…

    2. Thaddeus McCotter ended being the most ridiculous name on that list.

  4. George Soros claimed in a recent speech that Germany had three months to “correct its mistakes and reverse the current trends,” which point to the disintegration of the EU.

    “…or I shall release devastation upon you the the likes of which the world has never seen. Fools, you’ll rue the day!”

    I tried to read the piece, but I guess Soros isn’t noted for his brevity or general point making.

    1. He’s the Oracle of Omaha Beach, stormin’ Europe’s western front

  5. His name was removed from the ballot after most of the petition signatures were found to be fraudulent.

    OK, who wants to confess writing their HandR handle on the slaphead’s petition?

    1. I’d never be caught dead in that state up north. How dare you imply my presence in that shithole.

      O-H…

      1. OHIO==MICHIGAN to the rest of us.

          1. Ive always wondered why Buckeye fans do a cheer for the Bobcats.

            Weird.

            1. I’ve got sons at both fine institutions, so it works for me.

            2. I was cheering them when they beat scUM this year in the tourney, that’s for sure.

            3. The Bobcat Band should do a script Ohio State at halftime for one show to “return the favor”.

              1. They could select two trombone players to “cross the Ts”

            4. It’s kind of like how we all call the USA “America”.

  6. It took 47 minutes to get Seth Adams, the unarmed 24-year old shot four times by a West Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy, to a hospital fifteen miles away

    I see the NHS approach to EMS is alive and well in FL. If he had been brained to near death, instead of shot, that would have been The Full Monty, so’s to speak.

  7. …Germany had three months to “correct its mistakes and reverse the current trends,” which point to the disintegration of the EU.

    It’s a threat not a warning.

  8. I want a pet so I can kill it and get this done to it

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..d-car.html

    1. DAMN YOU!

      1. hey sarcasmic, it’s such a freakin’ awesome story it should be posted twice

        1. But, but, but you beat me by mere seconds!

    2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. That made my day.

    3. That is fucking tits. Thanks!

    4. I like that he gave it a surprised look on its face.

    5. Step off old men, she’s mine.

      1. God damn you squirrels.

    6. I want a pet so I can kill it and get this done to it

      If there was an X Prize for best story posted to HR, you’d have just won it. This shit is going straight to my Facebook page.

  9. Emma Watson is all growed up!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..dress.html

    1. She’s pretty and has stellar legs, but she ain’t got no titties.

  10. Christina Ricci shows off her five-head!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..tches.html

    1. Anyone noticing her 5-head is doing it wrong.

      1. The hair helps.

    2. what’s with the crappy back tattoo of a gay lion? I blame CS Lewis

      1. You want gay lions? Here’s some gay lions.

        1. The top lion is a real jerk – doesn’t have the decency to give him a reacharound or nuthin’

          1. Have you seen the claws on those beasts? *Groovyhood withers*

          2. At least he had the courtesy to give the other lion a tap on the shoulder when it was his turn to be Top Cat.

            1. I didn’t see any spats.

  11. Here kitty kitty!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..d-car.html

    1. Finally,someone has come up with a new use for a dead cat.

      1. What’s the old one?

        1. Dissection and vivisection.

          1. Whoops. How could I have forgotten Comparative Anatomy?! My hands still smell like dogfish shark.

            1. Perhaps you should wash more often.

            2. Too easy…. 🙂

        2. Chicken balls.

  12. Barone: America looks like Texas, not like California
    http://campaign2012.washington…..nia/576006

    Texas prospers not just because of oil and gas, but thanks to a diversified and sophisticated economy. It has attracted large numbers of both immigrants and domestic migrants for a quarter-century. One in 12 Americans lives there, according to Examiner columnist Michael Barone.

  13. the Cardinals didn’t earn a run against the Mets until the eighth inning of Sunday’s game.

    This is the best response to anyone who refuses to believe it’s not currently the month of September.

    1. What the fuck is a “Mets”? I thought it was a delicious sausage.

  14. Can someone explain to me what the deal is with Zimmerman and his website revenue, and why the court is upset about it now?

    As I recall, this issue was already argued in court when bail was set the first time. Why are they acting like this is some new development? I haven’t been able to find a news story explaining this.

    1. When bail was set, he didn’t disclose that there were some $200,000 in the account. In his defense, it appears most of that money had been deposited in the previous few weeks by strangers wishing to contribute to his legal defense and it’s possible he wasn’t aware of the fact it had grown to a huge sum.

      With that being said, he’s clearly not a flight risk, and the judge is being a dick.

    2. it’s because they’re said to have lied about how much it had raised at the April hearing:

      Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was asked about the website at the April bond hearing, but she said she didn’t know how much money had been raised. The judge set bail at $150,000. Zimmerman was freed a few days later after posting $15,000 in cash ? which is typical.

      Prosecutors said last week that Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website set up for his legal defense. They suggested more has been collected since and deposited in a bank account. Defense attorneys say the matter is a misunderstanding.

      http://www.time.com/time/natio…..z1wpTyrM00

      1. The thing I don’t get is that the website issue was already ventilated at the April 20 bail hearing.

        1. Sorry, i thought that made it clear. From what I can tell, it’s not the existence of the website that is the alleged new fact, it’s the alleged lie about how much it had brought in.

          Mrs Z says in April “hey, i dunno if it’s raised anything”. Court says, “OK, you don’t have a lot of assets, bail set at 150,000.” Prosecutors now say they have proof that she knew there was a warchest from the website and fibbed

          1. Unless I dreamt it (not impossible), I have a distinct memory of the fact that the website had brought in $200k being pointed out to the judge by the prosecutor and O’Mara apologizing and explaining it, back in April.

      2. Earlier versions of the story said he had an unrevealed passport, but I don’t see that in any of the new stories.

    3. I think it has more to do with placating a mob than serving the best interests of justice.

  15. Who had the worst week in Washington? Elizabeth Warren. Again.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/…..story.html

    Whether and when Warren made clear to her employers that she is Native American is a decidedly tiny issue in a campaign likely to be dominated by jobs and the economy. But her ham-handedness in dealing with it should be an early warning to Democrats expecting her to coast to a victory over Brown this fall.

    Elizabeth Warren, for turning a minor nuisance into a major headache, you had the worst week in Washington. Again. Congrats, or something.

    1. Your tears are so yummy and sweet.

    2. So she doesn’t braid her own Cherokee hair tampons?

      1. LOL. You are on a tear this morning, IFH.

      2. IFH….I now have proof women are more funny than men. That was monstrously, disturbingly funny. As an aside, there is a scrub manufacturer specializing in women’s medical apparel named “Cherokee”

        1. They also make clothes sold at WalMart. My charwoman and houseboy have been spotted wearing them on occasion as I have them strip-searched before leaving for the barn at night.

    3. Who had the worst week in Washington? Elizabeth Warren. Again.

      Damn. I bet she goes on the warpath when she sees this story. She needs to offer a peace pipe to the media outlets covering this. If they keep it up, Scott Brown will have her scalp in November.

    4. Elizabeth will be able to get in touch with her fictional ancestors after november when she’s selling blankets on the highway.

  16. Kathy Griffin shows off her undies (and gives John a major woody) ew!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..-life.html

    1. No way am I clicking that link. NFW.

    2. Warning, what was once seen cannot be unseen.

    3. She’s funnier than any man, you patriarchist.

      1. [Citation Please]

        1. It’s a well-known fact that women are funnier than men. http://jezebel.com/5914084/hey…..r-than-you

          1. Laughing over this with The Wife, she pointed out:

            A lot of people don’t think I’m sexy. But enough people DO think I’m sexy that they give me money to have sex with them. So unless people give you money to have sex with them, I am probably sexier than you. The end.

            1. brilliant!

          2. I’ll need source with a bit more veracity and believability, like the IPCC or East Anglia or something like that.

        2. Asking for a citation is just further proof of your patriarchy doc.

      2. Lady, I’d totally go Dewey for you.

    4. Have gay men ever created a star who wasn’t godawful?

      1. Bette Midler is actually funny and talented, IMO.

        1. She is a good actor.

          1. She is a good actor.

            That’s because she plays herself in every film she’s been in.

            1. She didn’t in Drowning Mona.

        2. OK, I’ll give you that one.

        3. I’d say Liza and Bette, like Cher, were stars long before gay men began obsessing over them.

      2. I used to despise Liza Minelli, but after Arrested Development, I have tempered my hatred.

    5. I may have to review that policy of, “All Red Haired Sirens are Hot.” Blech!

      Demonica Archiva, quick! I need a MALE GAZE-able wimmins!

        1. Nothing from Firefly?

          1. Just for you! Firefly Screencaps

            1. My wonderful employer won’t let me go to that website.

              Love the filters!

              1. Hmm. How about this one? There’s a Mal beefcake shot for the ladeeez too.

                http://supportyourlocalgunfigh…..cks-alert/

            2. Thank you! Thank you! My Groovyhood nearly withered from exposure to Kathy Griffin. Firefly Christina Hendricks brought it back.

              1. The other Christina pics should have revived you too. 😉 It was surprisingly hard to find pics where her attributes didn’t look like they were about to spontaneously detonate.

                1. Not quite. While she is attractive and has the most awesome complexion and fiery siren hair, her boobs are too big and disproportionate to her figure.

                  Still, beats KG by a Midland Mile.

                  1. Meh, I thought whoever plays Kaylee was more attractive.

                    1. Jewel Stait, also Morena Baccarin is super effin hot.

                  2. her boobs are too big and disproportionate to her figure.

                    Strange, I understand all of these words individually, but not in this order.

          2. Wait. Christina Hendricks was in Firefly? Why the hell haven’t I seen that show?

            1. Obviously because you’re gay. I can say that because New York says it’s not discrimination.

              1. Shhhh. My wife doesn’t know yet. j/k

                Thanks for othering me.

            2. She was only in two episodes (“Our Mrs. Reynolds” and “Trash”), what a pair… of episodes.

            1. Too bad we didn’t bring any grenades.

        2. Why does she look normal in everything else, but in Mad Men they make her look like a cross between a linebacker and a battleship?

          1. I think it’s a combination of the clothing styles of the time, and the fact that the character Joan trades upon her sexuality.

            1. Has the opposite effect on me. Mad Men Hendricks looks like she should be fighting Michelle Obama above the streets of Tokyo.

              1. **turns around**
                **walks away**

    6. Oh God, that Kathy Griffin. It seemed like a good thing that I had completely expelled her from my mind until it didn’t deliver a warning to not click that link. She’s just a terrible person.

    7. Griffin’s a little more up your alley than John’s. Right age, right weight, redhead. Yeah, you’d do her.

    8. Kathy Griffin shows off her undies (and gives John a major woody) ew!

      For sarcasmic.

      1. Can’t get to youtube from work either.
        Frankly I’m surprised Reason isn’t banned.

        1. I blame The Daily FAIL. It’s the Britalin.

  17. So the US wants to ally with the communist dictatorship of Vietnam to counter our friend the communist dictatorship of China. How about instead we leave the communist dictatorships to settle their own problems.

    “Pentagon Looks to Expand Military Relationship With Vietnam”

    http://www.defensenews.com/

    1. Didn’t we try that once, and didn’t it end poorly?

      1. Didn’t we try that once, and didn’t it end poorly?

        Those that don’t learn from history and all that.

        1. It’ll be different this time. What part of Top.Men. don’t you inbred, tractorpulling, moonshining, sugarwaterswilling, childraping, goddamned peasants understand?!

    2. I don’t think neighboring Cambodia is gonna like this.

    3. Leaving the world alone is as dangerous as it is stupid, like standing between Oprah and a honey baked ham. Wihout a hall monitor other countries would be running everywhere and making a mess, like Oprah when she gets her honey baked ham. That ham was meant for the children. Why do you hate children?

      1. I hate children because they keep eating my honey-baked ham.

  18. George Will: Wisconsin’s Peter Pan progressivism
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/…..story.html

    This state, the first to let government employees unionize, was an incubator of progressivism and gave birth to its emblematic institution, the government employees union (in 1932 in Madison, the precursor of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) ? government organized as a special interest to lobby itself to expand itself. But Wisconsin progressivism is in a dark Peter Pan phase; it is childish without being winsome.

  19. 2 people dead after swarms of venomous spiders invade Indian town

    It may sound like a B-grade horror movie, but residents of the town of Sadiya, in Assam state, say that on the evening of May 8 as they were celebrating a Hindu festival swarms of spiders suddenly appeared and attacked them, The Times of India reported.

    Over the next few days two people — a man, Purnakanta Buragohain, and an unnamed school boy — died after being bitten by the spiders. Scores more turned up at the town’s hospital with spider bites.

    1. GLOBAL WARMINGZ!!

      /greentard

    2. Someone call Jon Goodman. He’ll know how to stop them.

    3. celebrating a Hindu festival

      I wonder what they were praying for

      1. Birds to eat the spiders would be my guess.

      2. How many arms does Shiva have?

  20. Still waiting for our first black president
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/…..story.html

    Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy, keeping issues of specific interest to African Americans ? such as disparities in the criminal justice system; the disproportionate impact of the foreclosure crisis on communities of color; black unemployment; and the persistence of HIV/AIDS ? off the national agenda. Far from giving black America greater influence in U.S. politics, Obama’s ascent to the White House has signaled the decline of a politics aimed at challenging racial inequality head-on.

    1. Mitt Romney seeing an opportunity to once again be something for everyone has ordered a search of his genealogy records to find someone in his family history to meet the one drop rule.

    2. Obama doesn’t have to address those things because black people are going to vote for him no matter what.

      1. I live in a mostly black neighborhood. There is one house near me where people have pictures of Barack Obama in their living room windows.

        It’s exactly as creepy as you expect.

        1. I play pool with a lot of black people. I will quote: “Fuck that nigga. He ain’t done shit.”

          1. Yeah, I imagine most of my neighbors feel the same way, because they are most likely not all insane.

          2. I wonder if they plan on voting for the one guy who doesn’t want to throw them or their friends y relatives into jail for smoking dope.

            1. Old middle class people are the biggest fans of the War on Drugs, right? That’s who lives in my neighborhood.

              1. Well, at least until they need pot for their glaucoma and dialysis.

      2. Hasn’t this been the de facto truth in nearly all democratic canidates for the past 20+ years?

    3. Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy,

      Wow. Lost me right out of the gate.

    4. Obama has pursued a racially liberty defused electoral and governing strategy

      FIFY

  21. Jenkins: The 5th Avenue to Serfdom
    Nobody thought about taking away your Big Gulp until the government began to pay for everyone’s health care.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/…..on_LEADTop

    Call it the growing chattelization of the beneficiary class under government health-care programs. Bloombergism is a secular trend. Los Angeles has sought to ban new fast-food shops in neighborhoods disproportionately populated by Medicaid recipients, Utah to increase Medicaid copays for smokers, Arizona to impose a special tax on Medicaid recipients who smoke or are overweight. New York itself, with private money, some of it from Mr. Bloomberg’s own pocket, has also tried the carrot approach, dangling direct payments to encourage beneficiary families to adopt healthier habits.

    So perhaps the famous “broccoli” hypothetical during the Supreme Court ObamaCare debate was not so fanciful after all. It flows naturally from the state’s fiscal responsibility for your health that it will try to regulate your behavior, even mandating vegetable consumption.

    1. And here’s a device that will ensure we have all eaten our vegetables:

      http://www.gizmag.com/laser-sc…..ake/22751/

  22. On Thursday, the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Officer Palacios, 30, an eight-year veteran of the force, had been indicted May 15 on charges of offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records, making an apparently sworn false statement, perjury and making a punishable false written statement. He also was charged with official misconduct. He has been suspended.

    With pay? Without pay? Any court case in which Palacios testified or provided a written account should be reviewed at the very least.

  23. An Economy Built to Stall
    With a third slowdown in three years, maybe the problem is the policies.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/…..on_LEADTop

    Maybe Milton Friedman was right that “temporary, targeted” tax cuts don’t change the incentives to invest or hire because people aren’t stupid. Maybe each $1 of new federal spending doesn’t produce a “multiplier” of 1.5 times that in added output. Maybe the historic burst of regulation of the last three years has harmed business confidence and job creation. And maybe the uncertainty that comes from helter-skelter fiscal and monetary policy has dampened the animal spirits needed for a durable expansion.

    1. Teh multiplier. The biggest crock of shit to come down the pike since the four humors.

      1. The multiplier only exists when they are advocating spending. Later, when they actually spend, it turns out to mysteriously not to have happened in this case.

      2. The multiplier exists, its just less than 1.

    2. In 2008, I predicted a dodecaduple recession. 3 down, 9 to go.

    3. Gotta love the retards that still think this:

      Michael Matus
      Spending on WW II helped up finally and decisively emerge from the Great Depression. Eisenhower’s highway system helped drive a great deal of construction and manufacturing activity in the post WW II era.

      1. Couldn’t you just as well argue that rationing during WWII and the associated savings that went along with it were the real driving force? Bring back chocolate rations!

        1. or that the secret to economic recovery is obliterating a few hundred thousand Japanese?

          1. Don’t forget having the only extant manufacturing base on the planet.

          2. Screw just obliterating a few hundred thousand Japanese. We need to get biblical with this shit.

        2. Bring back chocolate rations!

          Mikey Bloomberg’s office: FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP

          1. Actually, it would be more accurate to ration production of cars, home appliances and construction materials, but chocolate rationing has more emotional appeal.

  24. New Jersey State Police admit to using unreasonable force on disabled man

    On an early May morning in 2009, after the State Police had searched through the night trying to find two burglary suspects in Warren County, they stopped a car James Bayliss, then 21, was riding in and asked him to step outside so he could be searched.

    What happened next was captured by a dashboard video camera inside a State Police patrol car. The recording, which never before has been made public, was recently obtained by The Star-Ledger.

    It shows Bayliss standing against the car as Staff Sgt. Richard Wambold Jr. frisks him. A few seconds later, after what appears to be a slight movement, the video shows Wambold throw Bayliss to the ground, kneel and punch him several times in the face.

    1. well you have to punch disabled people – other people can punch back, and where’s the fun in that?

    2. Beating up on the retarded kid. All class cops, all class.

    3. **Lights Dunphy Signal**

      1. Procedures, officer safety. Also, continuum of force.

        1. And, Fried Chicken.

          (Void in NYC and wherever prohibited)

    4. “I respected (troopers) before,” said John Bayliss, who in 1982 won a State Police road race held in honor of a murdered trooper. “I thought they were the elite of the elite over town cops. Now my concept has totally changed because it seems all they do is try to protect their own.”

      It’s sad that it takes personal tragedy for people to realize this.

      1. all they do is try to protect their own.

        The sooner one learns that truth the better off they are.

  25. That is, it may be that straight men’s faces that are perceived as even slightly effeminate are incorrectly classified as gay, whereas straight women’s faces that are perceived as slightly masculine may still be seen as straight. That would be consistent with how our society applies gender norms to men: very strictly.

    Are we turning teh male gaze to ourselves? I feel so othered.

    1. It would appear that that study is microaggressing against men.

    2. ^^This^^ explains why Steffi Graf was still considered attractive by many men.

      1. She was considered attractive because of her body not her face. A better example would be Linda Hamilton or Hillary Swank.

      2. I assumed it had something to do with how she stood there imperiously rolling two balls in her hand for a few seconds before choosing one and going in hard on it

        1. I have this incredible urge to watch Wimbledon all of a sudden…

          1. You know the French Open is going on now, don’t you? And FWIW, the French is the only men’s tournament worth watching. The slowness of clay makes it bearable. OTOH, it makes women’s tennis too slow, therefore Wimbledon is the best of the slams for the fairer sex.

      3. ^^This^^ explains why Steffi Graf was still considered attractive by many men.

        From the neck down, she is nice.

      4. I thought Steffi was quite attractive; however, she has the Germanic equivalent of The Babooshka Gene, known as The Gro?mutter Gene, where formerly feminine German fraus become indistinguishable from German herrs, especially with the prevalence of gynecomastia in the herrs.

        1. She just needed a nose job.

        2. Gabriele Sabatini on the other hand.. Who I have on good authority totally plays on the other team.

          1. Gabriele Sabatini on the other hand.. Who I have on good authority totally plays on the other team.

            Say it ain’t so, Shoeless Joe.

            1. I had a friend in college whose mother was an event planner in Puerto Rico. Her mother did all of the catering and events for this charity tennis tournament there back in the early 90s when Sabatini was at her peak. Said it was well known that she was gay as hell. And had once hooked up with Gigi Fernandez. Let the sick fantasies fly over that one.

              1. I spent two years there in the resort bidness. Where did this lady work? (I would assume the Hyatt Dorado and/or Hyatt Cerromar if she did a tennis tourney)

                Anybody stay at the El Conquistador any time from 96 to 98?

          2. plays on the other team.

            You don’t say.

            1. When did Canseco take up tennis?

              1. Obviously before all the juice.

  26. Government doing something right.

    They worked in Methsourri, surely Atliens can figure them out too.

  27. Adams, 24, called his sister-in-law to tell her he’d been shot at 11:41 p.m. He arrived unconscious at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach by helicopter at 12:28 a.m. May 17, according to the records .

    The dude was alive and able to make a phone call? This is fishy as hell.

  28. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new…..rated.html

    Axelrod and Holder in shoving match. I love how these douche bags always try to be tough guys.

    1. My money would have been on Ax. He looks kinda mean and Holder always looks like a pussy.

      1. Ax palled around with enough terrorists in Chicago back in the day, I figure he could probably put together a good package bomb to send to Holder.

        1. I dunno, Holder is a pretty cagey one. I think he would have made sure illegal straw gun purchase receipts would have turned up in his accounts, but that would risk Fast and Furious to be dredged up.

          So he would probably just have David “The Ax” poisoned.

          1. Ax gets mysteriously beaten on a federal reservation and DOJ declines to pursue the case.

          2. I could see that. Holder looks like a slimy little weasel that doesn’t have the honor to try and take out an adversary face to face.

            1. Holder is the anti-Mal.

              Axlerod: I’m trying to put this as delicately as I can… How do I know you won’t kill me in my sleep?
              Holder: You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be asleep. You’ll be face down, and you’ll be tied up.

              1. Axlerod: I’m trying to put this as delicately as I can… How do I know you won’t kill me in my sleep?

                Holder: You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be asleep. You’ll be face down, and you’ll be tied up SWAT Teamed at zero dark thirty while I sleep soundly in my bed. And your dog too.

                FIFY

    2. Yeah, look who was capable of breaking them up.

      Ms Jarrett “pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to ‘take it out of the hallway’

      1. Been funny if she would have bitch slapped both of them.

      2. She’s always been kind of scary, IMO.

    3. “Its a good thing the teacher was here to break us up, or I would’ve had to kick your ass.”

    4. Holder and Napolitano work for House Clinton. They can’t be trusted (at all, but particularly by the Obama loyalists).

  29. OT: I have another Amazon Kindle freebie up:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0087Q13KU/reasonfoundation-20/

    Promotion will end on Tuesday night, so get it while you can. This is perhaps my favorite work: Post-Civil war, set in New York City, horror, mystery, a caddish main character, etc etc.

    1. I have nabbed it, thanks. Looks interesting and fun!

    2. Thanky, my Masked Potentate.

  30. I am eagerly awaiting shrike’s analysis of Soros’ speech.

    /sarc

    1. Damn you

      1. Seconded.

    2. We need to bring back circus freak shows to give these people somewhere to go where the rest of us don’t have to see them.

    3. John would fuck her.

      1. This from the person in lust with Kathy Griffen and posting pictures of her this morning.

      2. Gets more hilarious every time and not at all stale.

    4. dammit, she always has this expression on her face that screams “escapee from special ed class”

      1. Make fun of her all you want, you guys; at least she is principled:

        TMZ claim that Nadya has drawn the line at going topless, despite the gentleman’s club ordinarily following ‘all-nude’ guidelines.
        The insider also told the gossip site that the American mother feels ‘sexually liberated’ after filming her debut porn film

        1. Where’s Barfman when you need him?

          *barf*

    5. Its like watching Boogie Nights, sped up.

    6. She really does have unattractive feet and hands. I don’t think showing off her body is a viable career path.

      1. Her only hope is if Hobbit porn somehow gets a following when Peter Jackson’s movie finally comes out.

        1. it already does have a following, so she has found her niche

          http://www.google.com.au/searc…..obbit+porn

          1. niche

            Is that what she calls it? Ew.

            1. I was going to say she calls it her atrium, but she had a caesarian, right?

              1. She did. She had too many pups for any OB to risk vaginal births.

                1. Serious medical question: Why? I know some really old Catholic women that had 15-16 kids before they stopped due to menopause. She had only had 6 prior to the litter of 8.

                  Did you mean pups in that litter or pups previously?

                  1. Answered at 10:30, sloop.

              2. She has six other kids. No word on how they wiggled their way free.

                1. She either birthed her spawn all vag, or had a VBAC with the octuplets. I honestly don’t know.

                  1. I assume natural births for the first six as they were from four different pregnancies, and you aren’t supposed to have more than two caesarians. Well, that’s what i heard

                    1. you aren’t supposed to have more than two caesarians.

                      That’s accepted medical practice, because of what’s called adhesions that are a common result and complication post-op. Also as a result of the Pfannestiel incision which has gained more popularity that the traditional midline laparotomy for numerous reasons, mostly cosmetic.

                    2. Boy, he talks pretty.

  31. Palacios claims the man tried to run him over but security video completely contradicts that.

    So, what’s the penalty for fabricating video evidence in the attempt to besmirch Respectable Law Enforcement Agents?

    1. Find a Respectable Law Enforcement Agent first and we’ll talk.

      1. BESMIRCHERY! DEATH PENALTY!!!

  32. Already been posted?


    Congressman screams in outrage
    on house floor; peers barely react.

    1. Jesus, that’s beautiful. Jefferson Smith ain’t got shit on Mike Bost.

  33. The officer, Diego Palacios, appears to have straight-up lied when he arrested a Brooklyn man. Palacios claims the man tried to run him over but security video completely contradicts that.

    You don’t say.

    Has the video EVER corroborated the cop’s story?

    1. Has the video EVER corroborated the cop’s story?

      Those stories don’t ever make the news because the bigorati in the press only publish stories that make cops look bad. Furthermore, they usually present stories to sensationalize any time a cop is accused of a crime, evidenced by the myriad stories where they name a cop and his address before he gets charged. And police departments aid this by being overly transparent and releasing information about investigations into police officer malfeasance as soon as it comes in.

      /dunphy

      1. I can’t speak for the whole bigorati but I’m always on the look out for positive cop stories.

  34. Now we know what’s at the end of the rainbow: Bar Rafaeli!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..beach.html

    1. She is cuter than basketful of kittens.

    2. FTA: The New York Post has reported that Leonardo DiCaprio’s former flame enjoyed a steamy night out with Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Shaun White.

      Are you fucking serious? That ugly fuck? She’s just moved down on my hotness list. She may as well date Carrot Top.

      1. She dispenses sympathy fucks and that’s a turn-off? How does that work?

      2. I happen to like the fact that there is the occasional hot chick with a dweeb fetish.

      3. She’s obviously a serial douchebag dater.

        Dear fuck, even my son can’t stand that hyper-self-promoting twerp.

  35. John says Mila Kunis is unattractive.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..wards.html

    1. That Brooke Hogan did a really good job of hiding her penis in that dress.

      And Ray Liotta is looking worse every year.

    2. Well… I don’t generally think she’s unattractive, but that certainly isn’t her best “look.” I have to say no one pictured in this article covered themselves with sartorial glory.

      Ans OMG, Christian Bale looks totally greasy. WTF D:

      1. Greasy? Perhaps, but still totally mad, bad and dangerous to know.

        BTW, is McConaughey sick or something? His shirt is done up nearly all the way for once

    1. Ashley is a social worker and career development/education liaison for the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.

      Is that like an actual job?

  36. No mention of Krugmans latest excrement? Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, The Republican Economy:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06…..ef=general

  37. So.

    The next time I deliver a pick-up line to a guy, he looks at me like I’m psychotic, and asks “Why would you say that?” I can respond with “SCIENCE!”?

    Awesome.

  38. Pretty sure faggot LEO’s have Kill Lists, too, these days… why not? Drones will be in town next week. Hmmm…. Secret Sniper Cop Killers due to hit the streets in 20013. Munch on THAT nsa pricks…

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