White House: No Fast and Furious Cover Up, Scientists Make Bird Flu More Pandemic-y, U.K. and Singapore Welcome Tax Refugees: P.M. Links

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  • The White House says there's no cover up in the administration's refusal to surrender documents related to the Fast and Furious fiasco, and that Eric Holder retains Obama's confidence. (Well … he does know where the documents are buried.) The parents of Brian Terry, a Border Patrol agent slain by a gunwalked weapon, aren't buying it.
  • To show just how potentially dangerous bird flu can be, scientists induced five genetic changes in the virus, making it transmittable through the air. Jeez, people, have none of you seen any made-for SyFy movies? This ends badly.
  • Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain promises a warm welcome for any French citizens who flee across the Channel to escape pending tax hikes in their home country. "When France sets a 75 percent top income tax rate we will roll out the red carpet, and we will welcome more French businesses which will pay their taxes in Britain."
  • Singapore is happily exploiting its tax-haven status to attract businesses from Europe — even under-cutting traditionally low-tax Switzerland, which has become reticent about negotiating rates under pressure from the EU.
  • The trumped-up arrest of a motorcyclist to cover a deputy's grab for the rider's helmet-cam footage sparked a Dallas Sheriff's Office internal affairs investigation. A former Dallas County prosecutor says the deputy clearly stepped over the line because "you did need a warrant to get that piece of evidence."
  • Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom met with Steve Wozniak as he develops a new service intended to help artists sell directly to consumers. Despite his legal troubles, he may have reason to return to business matters — a retired federal judge has called U.S. government conduct in the case "outrageous" and the FBI concedes it could take years to extradite him from New Zealand, even assuming the feds stop pissing off the judges in that country.
  • Your tykes may not be stoners after all. New research shows that baby soap and shampoo can trigger false-positive test results for marijuana — a bit of an issue in an era when newborns are often screened for drugs.
  • A Secret Service agent and a Massachusetts state policeman, both assigned to the vice president's protective detail, violently assaulted three Air Force officers, also assigned to that detail, during a vacation stay on Nantucket last Thanksgiving. President Camacho had no comment. (HT Karl Hungus)
  • The NSA tells Senators Wyden and Udall that counting the number of Americans spied upon without a warrant under FISA is "beyond the capacity" of the agency. If that answer sounds familiar, it should — they've been using it for two administrations. (HT juris imprudent)

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  1. “The fight started just after midnight on Nov. 24, 2011, when, according to the police report, Gahagan accused the Air Force men of taking photos of him dancing with female Secret Service agent Yumi Kim, according to the police report. ”

    God is real, he has a great sense of humor.

    1. takes an awfully big dick, or sense of having such, to accuse someone of taking your picture in a public place, as though the photog broke some law.

      1. You can say that again.

        1. Nicely played…

    2. takes an awfully big dick, or sense of having such, to accuse someone of taking your picture in a public place, as though the photog broke some law.

      1. takes an awfully big dick small brain, or sense of having such lack of awareness of such, to accuse someone of taking your picture in a public place, as though the photog broke some law.

        I know the correction is implied when we’re talking about government betters, but I FIFY’d anyway.

        1. I weigh about the same as Dawes. But I am aided by massive alcohol consumption. Who cares? let’s go Dawes! I am afeared that he is crazier than I am though. We all know that the crazy guy doesn’t know when to stop.

    3. If you’re an Asian chick looking to break into porn, you couldn’t choose a better handle than Yumi Kim. Not sure how it didn’t keep her out of the Secret Service, though.

  2. …and that Eric Holder retains Obama’s confidence.

    The administration isn’t even politically astute enough to cut Holder loose on this? Maybe they could pull a Dubya and wait until after the election to announce the resignation, angering a bunch of Dem congressmen.

    1. There’s an obvious explanation for why they can’t throw the guy who knows how far up this goes under the bus.

      1. It almost assuredly won’t happen, but a presidency-ending scandal over this would be delicious beyond comprehension.

        BEYOND COMPREHENSION.

        1. I wish all presidencies could end like that.

          1. If only. Each president would see how long they could last before getting booted, and hopefully jailed. That would make the presidency exiting, at least.

            1. It should be incredibly easy to remove people from office. Like whimsically easy. This is why I advocate. . .THE CENSOR!

              1. Don’t say the kid’s name, vic!

                1. It’s funny you should say that, because when I type “THE CENSOR!” I hear it in the same manner and voice as Michael Palin saying, “THE BISHOP!”

                  1. “Don’t say the kid’s name, vic!”

                  2. Do you hear the music too?

            2. If a president is removed from office, can he run again?

              1. Depends on how he’s removed. If he’s convicted in impeachment proceedings, Congress has the power to ban him from political office, too.

              2. I would respect him much more if he did.

            3. Fucking great idea. Each president is elected to an unlimited term, subject to complete disclosure of his and his Cabinet’s and advisors’ activities to the opposing parties. Anything goes until the inevitable takedown under shameful circumstances.

        2. I’m thinking this is a nice little insurance policy if Obama wins in November. Assuming the Repubs keep the House, anyway.

          1. Yep. The administration must be, um, sweating bullets.

        3. It almost assuredly won’t happen, but a presidency-ending scandal over this would be delicious beyond comprehension.

          It’s more likely than you think, all it’s going to take is one pissed off asshole from Obama’s team to start leaking and giving Obama’s narcissism there’s sure to be more than one ready to blow.

    2. Maybe it’s like when a head coach gets a vote of confidence from the GM 2 days before he’s fired?

  3. This ends badly.

    With Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow in the same film.

  4. News 8 asked to see Westbrook’s dash cam video. We were told no video exists and therefore cannot be used in the internal affairs investigation that is now open.

    I’m sure it doesn’t. Too bad they forgot make no helmet cam video exist, either.

    1. I’m surprised the cop didnt throw the guy’s helmet into the drink then cite him for riding without one.

      1. He would have, except this was the rare event where the copper wanted the video because he thought it showed the other riders being all illegal. Unfortunately it was only later that the copper came to realize it just showed his own fat ass being criminal.

      2. I’ve seen something like that. A cop confiscated my driver’s license and then gave me a ticket for driving without a license.

        1. I have been so lucky in my life to mostly get warnings. My best story is the time I was 17 and a cop who was clocking drivers in the other direction jumped out of his car and ran in front of me, I was surprised, pulled over, and when he came up to my window started yelling about how he could have shot at me if I didn’t stop. Then yelled at me about how if he ever saw me again, he would get me. Keep in mind that this was like 3 miles from my house. I left with a warning because he had nothing on me. He saw a pickup truck in the left lane accelerating and assumed it was going over the speed limit(at worst, I was 5 over on a 35 mph road with no traffic, and I mean no traffic), so he decided he could yell at me. Now that I’m older, I would have been sassy with him. That guy was a fucking asshole. Not like the time I actually got a speeding ticket(speed trap in the last 20 miles of 95 in VA where the speed limit drops to 65 instead of 70, no traffic again). That guy was just out to make money.

  5. Exposure to trace amounts of baby soaps and shampoos, commonly stocked in grocery stores and pharmacies across the county, are leading newborn babies to test positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a new study finds.

    SOCCER MOM ALERT: New craze! Your teenagers are buying baby soaps and shampoos and using them to get high. Lawmakers summoned to the rescue. Film at 11.

    1. I caught them huffing Mr. Bubble!

  6. can we stop with the euphemisms re: Brian Terry and just say the man was murdered, and by his own govt, at least indirectly. He did not lose his life, he was not killed like someone might be in a car crash, he did not die of disease.

    He was murdered and this use of executive privilege after Holder’s shows before committees along with the dump of meaningless documents is a distraction.

    1. Wasn’t he involved in a firefight on the border, going after would-be robbers of drug runners?

      I’m sorry, but he signed up to be an active participant in an immoral drug war our government is waging, and he trained specifically for this type of mission. And yes, it is tragic that he was murdered, but he put himself in harms way.

      If you want to talk about the innocent victims of FyF, talk about the hundreds of Mexicans that have been killed by these guns that aren’t armed to the teeth running around in armor-plated trucks looking for trouble, but are just caught in the crossfire of an idiotic drug war our government is waging against the very people it is arming.

      1. plus one

      2. Guns don’t kill Mexicans – Mexicans do.

        1. Are you a Mexican? Or a Mexican’t?

          1. Suddenly I am the last pro-gun pro-free trade poster here.

            1. Suddenly I am the last pro-gun pro-free trade poster Team Blue sycophant troll piece of amphibian shit here.

            2. Hardly!

              You do remain the only poster here whose breath smells like Obamas colon.

              1. **cough**T O N Y**cough**

              2. You do remain the only poster here whose breath smells like Obamas colon.

                The fact that shriek regularly posts over at the DU, under the name “Banned from Kos,” doubtless has something to do with that.

                1. Remember: shrike claims to be a Goldwater fan, but he only votes for Democrats.

                  1. As his DU posting record, below, conclusively demonstrates: shrike is nothing more than a dully obvious Team Blue automaton — just a troll, and a bumbling, inept one at that.

        2. I never said the guns did, you stupid fucking twat. I said they were innocent victims in the drug war our government is waging against people we are also arming. Take off your fucking Team Blue blinders and join some of us here in the real motherfucking world, where there are consequences for idiotic government programs, like death and destruction to foreigners that have never done a goddamn thing to negatively effect America.

          You need a lesson in reading comprehension, Shrikey-poo, because if you think I said “guns kill people, hurr durr” in my above missive, then you’re stupider than Mary Fucking Stack in a coma. As a matter of fact, don’t take a lesson in reading comprehension. Use your time more wisely and suck-start a 10-gauge.

          Hallelujah, holy shit! Where’s the tylenol?

          1. Wrong.

            talk about the hundreds of Mexicans that have been killed by these guns

            You said that GUNS KILL MEXICANS.

            Because Obama is selling guns you are against them now.

            Typical GOP stunt.

            1. Context, asshole. Here is the entire paragraph:

              If you want to talk about the innocent victims of FyF, talk about the hundreds of Mexicans that have been killed by these guns that aren’t armed to the teeth running around in armor-plated trucks looking for trouble, but are just caught in the crossfire of an idiotic drug war our government is waging against the very people it is arming.

              Only a disingenuous cuntrag would twist it to have me say inanimate objects are killing people. Especially in light of my many posts on guns in the past. But no, you can’t do that, can you? Because you’re not here to have intelligent discourse, but rather you’re here to shit up every thread you can because you think it’s fun to go play the big, bad Team Blue anonopussy on a libertarian website. You think you’re really special and cute the way you trot out your Team Blue talking points and move goalposts around at nearly the speed of light.

              And it’s sad, because I was dumb enough to fucking engage you. I should be ashamed of myself. I really should. Because I’m constantly reminded on here why you are taken with little more regard than a soiled diaper. It happens every time you post on a thread. Jesus, I feel so dirty having merely responding to you. I need to go shower off.

              1. Banjos isn’t reading this, is she? I hate the thought of what that level of stupidity might do to a fetus.

                1. Ever since that tractor accident, Shriek is no longer capable of passing in his stupidity.

                  1. I am beyond everyone here. The only government I have argued FOR is the Federal Reserve and environmental protection.

                    Fuck the ATF. Eliminate it. But I never hear a GOPer suggest it.

                    And the War of Drugs is the great failure of my lifetime.

                    1. Fuck the ATF. Eliminate it. But I never hear a GOPer suggest it.

                      Then perhaps you should spend a little more time on blogs full of GOP fanboys instead of coming on a libertarian site and accusing us of being Team Red cheerleaders

                      So it’s safe to conclude that you are either a mental midget that cannot differentiate between libertarians and Team Red, or you are a malignant dildo-head that deliberately comes on here spouting nonsense in an attempt to ruin discourse.

                      Those are the only two explanations for your behavior. Which one is it?

                    2. Bullshit.

                      I am seriously interested in eliminating big chunks of government. But the GOP expands government faster than Democrats can pay for it.

                    3. Bullshit.

                      I am seriously interested in eliminating big chunks of government. But the GOP expands government faster than Democrats can pay for it.

                      There. I took out all of your bullshit and distilled it down to what you spew on here every day. I mean, seriously, if you are trying to tell us all the spending can be attributed to Team Red when your guys are equally culpable, then your words must be discarded for the utter rubbish they are.

                    4. I never said “all”.

                      The last beg spending Dem was the awful LBJ – war, Medixxxx, and other poverty programs that failed.

                      Carter, Clinton and Obama have not increased spending half as much as Reagan and Dumbya.

                    5. Carter increased the scope of government and put in place programs where spending has exploded (Hello Department of Energy and Department of Education). And while Clinton the populist may have slowed the growth, he was spending more at the end of his term than at the beginning…and spent more each year than he did in the preceding one. As far as Obama is concerned, he has also increased outlays by almost a trillion dollars a year from when he was elected. Besides, Congress passes the bills, and last I checked, Team Blue has been at the helm as much if not more than Team Red has been since the 60’s, when spending really exploded.

                      So don’t give me this “Team Red is worse than Team Blue crap.” Both vigorously wage wars overseas. They collectively run our legislature and have ballooned spending. They both pass laws that infringe on our liberty. And they both are thieving our and our childrens’ futures because they don’t give a fuck about anybody but their own political futures, so they buy votes with giveaways, subsidies and other bullshit programs.

                      They’re both evil. I see it, most of the libertarian folks on here see it, but for some reason you can’t get it through your thick, waterlogged head that your guys are just as shitty as the dumbasses across the aisle.

                      Christ, you’re just hopeless in your partisan hackery.

                    6. Please provide links to any/all such calls for the reduction of federal government that you’ve posted on the Democratic Underground boards, under your identity there as “Banned from Kos.”

                      You fool no one here, you mouth-breathing little maladroit.

                    7. Two sadly representative examples of shriek’s (a.k.a. “Banned from Kos”) “small government” advocacy, over at the DU:

                      “I am FOR higher taxes […] A 50% tax on all income gets us to break even.”

                      “If you are NOT pro-Obama you are my enemy.”

                      ‘Nuff Said.

                2. No, but she’s dumbing herself down as well on Facebook and the Curt Schilling thread as we speak. I better put a stop to it or somebody might call the Department of Fetal Protective Services and have the baby removed and put into a foster womb.

                  1. …Department of Fetal Protective Services and have the baby removed and put into a foster womb.

                    Don’t give them any ideas.

      3. And yes, it is tragic that he was murdered, but he put himself in harms way.

        In other words, he was fragged by the administration.

  7. …counting the number of Americans spied upon without a warrant under FISA is “beyond the capacity” of the agency.

    You know what they should do? They should take the total number of Americans they’ve spied on and then subtract the number of warrants they’ve secured and then multiply the difference by fuck you.

    1. I think this is closer:
      “You know what they should do? They should take the total number of Americans … and then subtract the number of warrants they’ve secured and then multiply the difference by fuck you.”

    2. (300,000,000 – 0) * (FUCK YOU) = FUCK YOU MOAR HARDER

      Fuck you, like zero, when multiplied by anything, is fuck you.

      1. Fuck, carry the you, divided by fuck you = Fuck you

        1. That’s what Ricky put on his exam to get his grade 10.

          1. Holy shit, I’d swear that was Warty if that guy didn’t have a shirt on.

          2. Frick off, ska!

            /Randy Bo-bandy

      2. My ass hurts

    3. The part that really got me was the “it would violate the privacy of the people we spied on” to disclose that we spied on people.

  8. Later, the French Labor Minister Michel Sapin, also in Mexico for the G20, suggested Cameron’s comment had just spilled out without much forethought.

    After all, he joked, “I don’t know how one can roll out a red carpet over the Channel, it risks taking on some water.”

    It sounds like Cameron has put more thought into the consequences of French tax policy than the frogs have.

    1. I assume they’re planning on making the tax retroactive and preemptively seizing assets.

  9. Apatheist, you posted this on Judge Napoliltono’s article from yesterday:

    Are you proposing we kick out everyone of Irish/German/Italian/Swedish/etc. descent? Why is it cultural, political and ideological suicide to let in immigrants now but it wasn’t back then?

    I did a terminal paper on the Immigration debates of 1920-24, I can tell you that one of the core arguments made by Congressman for banning immigration was that the dregs would come over here and be Catholic and Communist subversives.

    A few examples:

    The House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization issued a report in 1919 that stated that it would be “impossible to keep out revolutionists and Bolsheviki without keeping out substantially everybody.” While the Immigration Commissioner for the Port of N.Y. Frederick A. Wallis declared that for every one in a thousand immigrants plotting against America he “would rather refuse admittance to the 999 worthy than to take the chance of admitting the unworthy one.”

    Albert Johnson of Washington:

    without further restriction the currently despairing immigrants “will be pounding heavily at the very pillars of our government, where those who have come ahead of them a few years back with their socialism, their communism, their Bolshevism, have merely gnawing like rats at our foundations.”

    1. Republican Majority Whip Harold Knutson of Minnesota concurred that the United States should not allow “the Governments of Europe to dump their bolshevists and communists onto us. ? We have more of that kind now than we know what to do with.”

      Democratic Senator James Thomas Heflin invoked the First World War stating that while the US had sent two million men “across the seas to defeat a foreign foe and prevent a foreign army from invading America” the current immigration laws were allowing “the enemy through loopholes ? to come right into the American household.” Heflin asserted that if American troops had “fought to keep the enemy out, surely we can vote for a law that will keep out the dangerous and deadly enemies of the country.”

      Senator Reed exhibited the concern over which groups were coming when he declared that “[t]he races of men who have been coming to us in recent years are wholly dissimilar to the native-born Americans.

      He’s talking about Eastern and Southern Europeans here btw.

      1. Harold Knutson of Minnesota

        Is that, like, Bunny LaJoya’s father, dude?

    2. Box echoed fears of increasing Bolshevism from the debate over the previous legislation by citing warnings from immigrant groups during the congressional hearings that Congress was “increasing unrest and the danger of Bolshevism among the foreign born” and implied it was a threat that “we already have admitted among us large, dangerous elements, and that we must admit more of them to keep them in a good and orderly humor.”

      Vaile asserted that “it seems rather illogical ? to claim that those who have been for the shortest time in the process of assimilation and in the work of the Republic should have even greater or even equal consideration because of this very newness.” And that it was “a fact, not merely an argument, that this country was created, kept united and developed ? almost entirely by people who came here from the countries of Northern and Western Europe.”

      1. I fully aware that we were full of nativist assholes back then as well. But at least you are honest about it. I suppose the fact that they were proven wrong doesn’t make you reconsider this time around?

        1. Uhhh, I don’t agree with them. I was just sharing research I had done in the past that illustrates how their excuses and “warnings” are still the same.

          the “Flood Concept” which claimed that European immigration was being limited only by the space on the steamships and such a flood of Europeans would change America. In the economic downturn shortly after the conclusion of the First World War, and with wages dropping, the American Federation of Labor joined to lobby for further passage of restrictions due to the economic situations, arguing for a complete suspension until the economy recovered.

          1. I’m sorry Benji, I thought you were the OP I had responded to, I never returned to that thread.

            I know they made the same arguments, and looking back I can see that Cloudbuster replied saying “well that’s different”.

            Thanks for the posts though.

            1. Really, the overall argument is still the same old thing. The Congressmen arguing in favor of immigration were saying all the same stuff too.

              O’Connor also remarked that it gave the appearance of “[o]nce we get in, we close the gates behind us and keep out the struggling immigrant who springs from the same ancestors we do,” and pointed to Secretary of Labor James Davis and American Federation of Labor’s President Samuel Gompers “great desire to exclude from this country and not afford the opportunities of this country to probably their own relatives after they have so eminently profited from its opportunities.” Accusing the proponents that the message they were sending to millions was “[y]ou come from an inferior race. Your race is practically barred now from this country, and we today regret that we let you in,” O’Connor concluded, “[t]hat is not the America I belong to. That is not the America that I was brought up to love and worship. That is not the America I want to be a part of.”

              Insert tired cliche about history.

              1. That’s great, if only aware of how unoriginal their ideas are.

    3. I did a terminal paper on the Immigration debates of 1920-24, I can tell you that one of the core arguments made by Congressman for banning immigration was that the dregs would come over here and be Catholic and Communist subversives…He’s talking about Eastern and Southern Europeans here btw.

      Eastern and Southern Europeans – whose descendants vote largely Democratic. Strikes me that the fears of the “nativists” weren’t all that terribly far off. Just sayin’.

      1. Do you have any surveys/polls that show this?

    1. One of the conventions in Houston that brings the most money? The quilting convention. They get what they want out of hotels and venues in this town. If you have any sense, you don’t schedule your event at the same time because if it comes down to not servicing the quilters or not servicing you, you’re gonna lose, every time.

  10. In invoking executive privilege, the Administration asserted that giving lawmakers the requested documents would … reveal internal executive-branch deliberations.

    No shit.

  11. Yale law professors life will have no meaning if obamacare is struck down. BWAAAAA

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2…..acare.html

    1. But really how is a lawprof’s life a fraud if it turns out that the Supreme Court is governed by politics, money, party, and party loyalty?

      But if it is upheld then the Court is pure and noble right?

    2. Wasn’t that announcement due yesterday or today latest? What’s the latest specualtion on when?

      1. I believe Monday is the last day they will issuing opinions for this term, at least that’s what scotusblog said yesterday after the other opinions were released.

        1. So I checked, Monday is the last scheduled day but people who know more than I do say there will likely be another day next week, possibly Wednesday or Thursday.

      2. Possibly Monday, but most likely sometime next week. Are they going to televise the ruling?

        1. No, they do not televise these things.

      3. Monday is the official last day of the term, but, hey, they aren’t called the SUPREME Court for nothing. If they want to drag it out a few more days to clean up the bloodstains, they can.

    3. You are seeing the tip of the iceberg of the wailing, rending of garments, and lamentations that will occur if it is struck.

      And they will be so very, unbelievably, yummy and sweet.

      1. some of them are going to have some kind of a breakdown I think.

        1. some of them are going to have some kind of a breakdown I think.

          One wishes to be working on one of the higher floors of a high-rise building, a few floors below the local DNC headquarters, the day the law is struck. Watching the bodies sail past would be high entertainment.

      2. What’s truly absurd is that we have no idea how this will go down.

        The state forcing you to engage in commerce is a toss-up? Are you fucking kidding?

        1. It wouldn’t be the first time, by any means.

          1. Which is the problem.

            Kill Wickard! Kill it with fire!

            1. Buying torches affects Interstate Commerce.

              1. These are recycled torches, fueled with waste oil.

                1. Then you have affected commerce by not purchasing them! HA HA HA HA FUCK YOU, TAXPAYER!

              2. Even if I grow them in my own garden? And only use them for myself and my family and livestock angry mob?

                1. Then they’ll send over some Tulsa city workers.

      3. They will be sweet beyond comprehension.

      4. Don’t get cocky. I still think its only a little better than 50/50 that they won’t uphold the whole damn thing.

      5. I hope we get to witness it. It will be glorious.

        [Gawron on]
        THEIR TEARS SHALL PAINT THE PATH TO THE FUTURE!!
        [Gawron off]

    4. It’s like me and when Twitter goes down.

      1. Twitter goes down? man you must have the premium version!

        1. Don’t be crass. The internet deserves better.

    5. Ivy League = Our Betters

  12. http://www.theatlantic.com/mag…..-men/8135/

    Wow is Hannah Rosin a nasty mysandrist. Beyond that she is kidding herself. Between the higher education bubble bursting and the way technology is going, all of these “advantages” Rosin is so proud of are about to disappear. The fact that there are more women than men in college is about to become a bad thing for women. And all of the blue model jobs women are taking are about to disappear.

    1. This article is odious. How did you finish it?

      1. It was tough. I can’t believe that women is married. What kind of a self hating person would marry her. And she has sons. Those poor kids don’t stand a chance.

    2. Huh….what……I saw Hannah Rosin and dozed off.

    3. If she’s right, does that make HampersandR the new Jezebel?

    4. Wow, this article is retarded. And I mean retarded in the LT70 IQ way retarded. It’s not even worth responding to in an intellectual way. Because you know, based on what she’s saying, men should get some sort of government privilege. She would agree with that, right?

      1. Seriously, this article is maddening. Surprise Surprise, women make out better than men in a world where “diversity” requires women to get more opportunities than men!

        1. Rates of violence committed by middle-aged women have skyrocketed since the 1980s, and no one knows why.

          Ooh Ooh! *raises hand*

          1. “I want that white-picket-fence dream,” one woman told Edin, and the men she knew just didn’t measure up, so she had become her own one-woman mother/father/nurturer/provider.

            Ooh Ooh!!! *raises hand*

            1. The whole country’s future could look much as the present does for many lower-class African Americans: the mothers pull themselves up, but the men don’t follow.

              Drug war? Just throwing that out there…

              1. Look, I sound like a misogynistic asshole, but Hannah doesn’t even ask whether gender preferential policies in elem/middle/high/college have a role to play. It’s just assumed that girls do better because girls do better. She makes a couple of token stabs at pop culture portraying men as dumb, but history extends beyond the last 30 years. And men have been portrayed as dumb in the past.

  13. http://hotair.com/archives/201…..ege-claim/

    Even Jon Stewart isn’t buying the executive privilege claim.

    1. Stewart leans left, but even he has integrity, unlike the shamless cheerleaders at MSNBC.

      1. Stewart is just giving him shit now so he’ll be free to cheerlead for him and suck him off on Live TV in another 120 days. He is a shameless panderer to any and all power brokers on the left, and the Jug-Eared Jesus is the biggest power broker of them all.

        1. He busted him pretty hard on the drone kill-list thing.

          1. Was he “clown nose on” or “clown nose off” when he did it?

        2. Stewart is just giving him shit now so he’ll be free to cheerlead for him and suck him off on Live TV in another 120 days.

          Or maybe he’s an entertainer that got rich by spotting trends early and reflecting them back at his audience. And in this case he hears the ice cracking under O.

    2. And that’s a real telling point. For the last couple of months he’s been completely unwatchable because of his Obama asslicking in the run-up to the election.

      1. I think he might suspect Obama is a loser and doesn’t want to go down with him.

        1. Not all the way, anyway…

          1. With? No. On? Yes.

        2. Who? Holder or Stewart?

      2. It was getting pretty bad when Romney was mopping up the election, but suddenly he’s been being pretty evenhanded.

      3. Last couple of months?

  14. Barack Obama’s appointment to NLRB was a legal representative for notoriously corrupt New Jersely labor union with Mafia ties.

    I work in construction. Well I’m a union delegate.

    1. If no one is going to say it, I will:

      “Hendry got pinched.”

  15. “To show just how potentially dangerous bird flu can be, scientists induced five genetic changes in the virus”

    And to show how dangerous guns can be, the Violence Policy Center modified serveral handguns by removing safeties and decreasing trigger pulls.

    Both groups conclude that more money is needed to study the phenomenon

    1. And to show how dangerous guns can be, the Violence Policy Center modified serveral handguns by making them sentient and administering them “Bath salts”

      FiFy

  16. The White House says there’s no cover up in the administration’s refusal to surrender documents

    Of course, it would be wrong to point out that if they have nothing to hide, they have nothing to worry about.

    1. I’m fairly certain the documents contain proof that the Obama Administration sold guns to Solyndra in exchange for leaking kill lists.

    2. You know, I could swear I heard something just like this in the early 70s.

      1. I’ve been reading Hunter S. Thompson’s Watergate stuff and what really stands out is how every fucking reporter in DC wanted a piece of Watergate but for the most part they have completely dropped the ball here.

        1. And they wonder why they are going broke.

          1. That’s what’s amazing. There’s a substantial demand for truth out there, especially concerning politics. But they’d rather enter politics than report on it.

            1. Fast and Furious is a great story. It is the kind of thing that sells papers and drives ratings. And they refuse to talk about it.

            2. I wonder if part of the problem is that there’s no competition among reporters to get the scoop or otherwise beat the other guys.

              Anymore it’s all collaboration and hive mind consensus, which accentuates the statist fellatio that has been a huge part of ‘journalism’ my entire life.

  17. Nearly half a million Chevy Cruzes getting recalled. Yep, it’s yet another Government Motors car that’s in danger of spontaneously turning into a roman candle. They’re really doing a heck of a job!

    1. Shit, let all the smug, self-righteous, tax credit taking eco-nuts burn like moths to the flame. The world would be better off for it.

      1. You may be thinking of the Volt. The Cruze is just their shitty Cavalier replacement econo-box.

        1. I think an indication of how much GM’s small cars suck is that they have been renaming it constantly. In the compact and sub-compact market Chevy’s entry has had… what… 4 names in each segment? How can they expect anyone to think “the small car is excellent” when they keep changing what its called.

    2. I have a lifetime association with British automobiles and bikes that I’m slowly purging from my system (only one left!). Even the Brits on their worst days never made a clutch that sprayed burning hydraulic fluid.

      Mainly because their particular genius was to make a vehicle that only ran intermittently, but still. If the acknowledged masters of automotive fail can’t pull off the trick you just did, you have won the EPIC FAIL prize.

  18. Ah, yes, tax haven Singapore! Where, I’m told by a colleague who recently moved there, one must pay an import duty equal to 41% of the original purchase price of a car in order to be allowed to purchase it, and a registration fee of $1,000 + 150% of market value.

    1. Don’t forget the “Certificate of Entitlement” to own a car that has to be re-upped every 10 years, at a cost of $30k-$40k.

    2. Really, the registration fee is one and half times the value of the car? That blows.

      1. As I understand it, it’s as much a traffic mitigation measure as anything.

    3. Yeah I lived in Singapore, it was filthy expensive to have a car so it was full of Mercedes and BMWs because no one else could afford to have one.

      There are many ways Singapore is a totalitarian state and that includes economic liberty stuff as well as the more common knowledge stuff like caning and capital punishment for drug dealing.

      1. Caning *and* capital punishment for drug dealing?

        So do they cane you and then execute you, or kill you then flog you?

        1. Actually I was saying both caning and capital punishment were things people were aware of but yes in fact sometimes they did cane people and then hang them. And yes, hanging was their form of capital punishment.

        2. We had to watch a video once in school (even though it was an English private school) that was part of their kinda DARE program and they told us how the caners spend six months training just to be able to cane the shit out of people. They also showed how filthy and terrible their prisons were. American DARE programs are hilarious in comparison.

  19. President Camacho had no comment.

    History has been made. Reason has finally referred to Obama as President Camacho.

    I’m glad I was here to see it.

    1. Camacho was smarter.

    1. You’ve been waiting all day to post that here, haven’t you?

      1. Fuck off, stalker.

    2. That is so friggin great. Just so great.

  20. Why do I read the WAPO comments. I must be becoming a masocist.

    ubin is a repub in the nature of rush, not really caring about fairness or objectivity or equality in our political system.
    She rushes head first into her criticisms of anything Obama or Dem, often without a clue.
    Where was she when bush used it 7 times? She was justifying it.

    I will be honest, I also would like to know why Obama use executive privilege and I’m sure he will give us an answer.
    Better to be patient than to rush off like a chicken with its head cut off.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/….._blog.html

  21. I also would like to know why Obama use executive privilege and I’m sure he will give us an answer.

    All together now: because fuck you, that’s why!

    1. True…and that’s the same reason Bush2 used it so many times…and so did Clinton.

      They’re all turds. Every motherfucking one of them. Turds!

      1. TURDS!!!!!!!

        /Fred “The Ogre” Palowaski

        1. You seem stressed, sloop. I’ll send you a jar of mayonnaise when I get that venture off the ground.

          1. I appreciate it, but I’d probably just throw it through the window of the President of our HOA or some other fucking asshead.

            Actually, send it.

      2. Yes. It’s quite incredible to me how the Bushitler crowd keeps retreating to the “Bush did it, too!” argument. I thought Bush was bad?

  22. Whale Shoots Rainbow Out of Blowhole.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..lp00000009

    Holy Shit!! I’ve been waiting for this. Have it hooked up to the grid at once!

    1. That link didn’t work, but I found this:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..17146.html

      1. Please tell me I didn’t NutraSweet it.

        1. I thought you were bullshitting us…..something akin to the mystical Skittle crapping Unicorn!

    2. I wonder if John was hoping that was a misprint and the actual story was “Whale Blows Rainbow Out of Shoot Hole” in hopes Ice T’s wife wad done something new.

  23. Jon Stewart makes fun of Obama on F ‘n F and executive privilege:

    http://hotair.com/archives/201…..ege-claim/

  24. OT:

    TIL yesterday: I don’t want Fluffy in my jury pool….

    1. Mmmmmmm. Whale bacon….

  25. Of course bird flu is airborne. It’s carried by birds.

  26. Sandusky convicted on 45 of 48 charges:

    http://www.centredaily.com/201…..uilty.html

    I thought he would have been acquitted on the charges involving the accuser the state troopers coached and asked leading questions of, but it looks like the jury convicted him of the charges.

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