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  1. The latest batch of swing-state polls show him pulling even or ahead in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

    So we believe the polls now?

    1. I was thinking that the increased scrutiny about how polls are weighted has made them a little more careful with the result favoring the guy that they had been attempting to tank.

      There is always also the possibility that a few people are actually waking up to what a total douche the President is.

    2. They should have one big poll, where all the eligible voters participate. They could do that in November, close to when the election is.

    3. Well, wouldn’t it be that we still believe the sample is biased? Which would just mean these polls mean Romney is way out in front?

      1. The only two polls cited have a known history of a Republican house effect.

      2. I suspect that is the case.

  2. While the job figures do seem convenient, Welch didn’t offer evidence to back his charge.

    The evidence will come in a week when they’re quietly revised.

    1. Next Friday at about this time.

    1. Somebody help me out here since I can never remember. Is the BSOA a private org or not?

      1. It’s under the umbrella of a global NGO.

        1. The NG stands for Non-Governmental, in case you’re interested.

        2. It’s totally unfair, but that’s their right to do so. See that South Park episode about Big Gay Al being a Scout for a good perspective on this issue.

          1. Eh I suppose I have to agree. I left the Boy Scouts on principle (the principle that I hate the outdoors). But much like the Catholic Church and macho cultures everywhere I cannot help but notice a correlation between its high level of homophobia and the presence of rampant homosexuality.

            1. Yes, the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, was in denial about his sexuality, Living as he did in Victorian/Edwardian times, he believed the “cure” for his homosexuality was cold showers and hikes in the mountains.

              The Scout Movement in the UK lifted the ban on gay Scouts a while ago.

              1. Given that every Brit is gay, it was inevitable.

                1. Stewie: Pardon me, Sir. I’d like to join.
                  RAF Commander: What are your qualifications?
                  Stewie: I have a British accent, I’m possibly homosexual, I never brush my teeth, and my wife is ghastly!

            2. Actually the Catholic Church got rather lax about gay priests starting in the ’70s, and that seems to have contributed to the surge in molestations since then. Which, you may have noticed, rarely seem to be heterosexual in nature.

              1. No, there was a surge in *reporting* of molestation, tied to the decline of the Church’s power to shut people up.

                Also, priests have more access to boys, via choirs, altar service, overnight trips, perceived mentoring role etc. so there isn’t much scoped for predators of girls.

              2. That is one of the most retarded things I have ever read. Unless you weren’t trying to imply that gay men are more likely to molest a child.

      2. It’s one of those quasi-private quasi-public organizations that fascists adore.

        1. Another thing fascists adore is suppressing and interfering with youth organizations which dissent from the governing regime’s doctrines.

          1. Another thing fascists do is oppress homosexuals.

            1. Commies too. And both are ideologies of the left. Feature or bug?

            2. Not homosexuality, per se, but deviants from the dominant culture whose deviations are seen as a threat to the moral health/hygiene of the society (as decided by the state).

              Often totalitarian regimes are quite culturally conservative (see Cuban executions of gays, for example), but if they feel a radical change is in order, then they’ll jump into it whole hog. Hate crime laws in the U.S. are a great example of this.

              In the west these days, homosexuality is decreasingly seen as a threat to the health of the state, so they are far less likely to go after homosexuals.

              1. Well said, tarran. I’d also throw in that totalitarian cultures demand conformity in general for the betterment of the state.

            3. Remember this, Tony. Pretty much every strain of socialism throughout history has been hostile toward gays for the simple reason that they are biologically incapable of producing the most critical element of maintaining and advancing the socialist state – future workers.

              1. Well, not exactly incapable so much as uninterested.

              2. Do they do this in Sweden?

                1. They make them pee sitting down like women. Vicious fuckers.

            4. Another thing fascists do is oppress homosexuals.

              Remember when Stalin criminalized homosexuality in 1933?

              Good times.

              Oh, and you’re the worst sockpuppet ever.

            5. “Another thing fascists do is oppress homosexuals.”

              Some of them oppress gays, some of them *are* gay, and not too closeted, too. Rohm is an example of the latter – the Nazis went into gay-bashing at the same time that they turned against him.

              So categorical statements may be fun, but don’t correspond fully to reality.

        2. It’s one of those quasi-private quasi-public organizations that fascists adore.

          You say that with such confidence, as if you actually know what you are talking about.

            1. Having been involved in the Scouts for most of my life, I believe I do.

              1. OK HEroic,

                Who signs the Eagle Scouts’ Certificates?

                1. As I said before it has a Federal charter.

                  So what? It doesn’t get Federal money.

                    1. That’s interesting. I didn’t know that.

                      The government has no business hosting Scout Jamborees.

                  1. It uses federal facilities and state and local ones for $1 all the time. You can say that’s still not getting federal money, but it’s getting something.

                    1. So that makes them fascist?

                    2. Do you see a single comment from me about fascism?

                    3. Only when talking about pizza.

                    4. Do fascists make good pizza? I find this counterintuitive.

                    5. No, but Epi is a fascist about pizza.

                      As any right-thinking person from CT would be. She says from pizza hell (aka Chicago).

                    6. I’m not a fascist, nicole. I’m a totalitarian.

                    7. Of course, mea culpa. I just booked a trip to visit my parents in a few weeks and the thought of future pizza eating was distracting me.

                    8. I’m with you nicole. What passes for Pizza in Chicago is a perverted mutilation of what pizza actually is and can only be had at a whole-in-the-wall in NYC, at least until Fuhrer Bloomie starts shutting them down to protect us from gluten poisoning.

                    9. Mystic Pizza!

                    10. I don’t know, how was Mussolini’s pizza?

                    11. It was so good he tried to export it to North Africa and Greece but the locals never developed a taste for it?

                    12. Well, Mussolini was from the north.

                      Take that as you will.

                    13. I bet Il Duce made a mean pizza …

                    14. An in-kind contribution.

                  2. That’s nice..

                    So whose signature is on those certificates?

                    1. So whose signature is on those certificates?

                      Slick Willy’s on mine. Am I an official fascist now?

        3. Yes, exactly like the Hitler Youth or Young Pioneers. Exactly.

            1. Now that sounds totally gay. NTTAWWT.

      3. It’s private with a federal charter to be the official youth organization of the U.S.

        1. So essentially, it sucks but it’s their right to do so. That’s pretty gay.

          1. I agree. As a leader of a Cub Scout pack, I disagree with the ban of gay kids and adults in “Traditional Scouting” (i.e. the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts program; anyone regardless of gender, irreligious, or sexual orientation is welcome to join the Explorers and Venture programs.)

            I believe the best way to challenge the ban is being part of the organization and agitating for change within. I believe it would have changed already if it weren’t for the massively influence the Mormon church currently has on the movement.

            1. I believe it would have changed already if it weren’t for the massively influence the Mormon church currently has on the movement.

              Really? My son was a cub scout for years and is in his first year of boy scouts. My wife chairs the cub scout pack’s board and I have never heard anything of this. Can you expand?

              1. As you know, each troop and pack is sponsored. Usually, a church sponsors them, but it could be a school or a civic organization. The largest sponsor is the LDS with a total of 37882 troops/packs, the next largest sponsor is the Methodist church with 11078 sponsored troops/packs.

                The BSA knows better than to bite the hand that feeds them.

                1. Ours is the local volunteer fire department.

                2. This^

                  If you want to know why the Scouts are kicking and screaming about teh gayz, look now further than the LDS Church.

      4. They also threw a hissy fit when some public schools stopped allowing them to use their facilities for free because of their discriminatory policy.

        1. for free

          So parents of Scouts are exempt from property taxes?

          1. Um. No. They just get free stuff indirectly.

    2. The kid should consider it an honor to be denied.

      I say this as one who spent many years as an atheist Scout. My troop didn’t have a bunch of born agains running it, so God wasn’t predominant. But it did always annoy me.

      I got what I wanted out of Scouting. There is no shame in not getting an award because of who you are.

      1. So you joined an explicitly religious (and ecumenical in the broadest sense)organization, and were “annoyed” when it was religious?

        1. Maybe he joined the official youth group of the United States, you know, out of patriotism. 😉

          1. Maybe he joined the official youth group of the United States, you know, out of patriotism. 😉

            A Federal charter carries the same weight as a U.N. “condemnation”.

        2. I can’t say my atheism was all that coherent when I started as a cub scout. I doubt that most kids (I certainly didn’t) understand the context of the organization much beyond their own troop/council, even if they stay into their late teens. Probably true of most parents too. I doubt they get much past “Scouting is fun!”.

          And the reality is, the religious nature of the organization is not at the forefront of regular activities. Sure, God is in the pledge, but I didn’t spend my summers at church. I spent them at camps shooting bow and arrows and shit.

          Ultimate, it is, and you’ll get these type of bullshit stories (bullshit because it’s just homophobic crap). And when confronted with some of these core principles, my point is that one can be proud to reject them.

          1. And when confronted with some of these core principles, my point is that one can be proud to reject them.

            Whaaaat?! Stand on your principles and accept the consequences? How can you do that and be a victim at the same time?

    3. As an Eagle Scout myself I find this reprehensible. The point of scouting is to learn teamwork and leadership, as well as have fun, and excluding someone for being gay is just to archaic these days. Where I live now this would never happen. The boy and his parents should try to find a sympathetic district to see if he can get what he’s earned, and raise the issue.

      1. Re: Restoras,

        As an Eagle Scout myself I find this reprehensible.

        Nobody is forced into the BSOA. And nobody has the right to force that organization to accept anybody they do not agree with. I am sure you would not want to be pressured (at the point of a gun) to accept a person you find distasteful.

        That should be the libertarian position. If you don’t like who the BSOA accepts into their organization, then don’t associate with them. It’s that simple.

        1. If they didn’t kick him out beforehand, and he fulfilled all of the requirements, it is beyond fucked up to deny him the award.

          Of course I don’t want them to change at the point of a gun, but the boy should still be able to fight it somehow.

          1. Well one of the Eagle requirements is “Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life”. Unfortunately, the BSA currently regards being an openly homosexual man as not living by the Scout Oath. That is, by “morally straight” they mean morally “straight”.

            1. A little haiku for you:

              Share a sleeping bag?
              Ah, there’s the sweet spot.
              Guess you won’t make Eagle Scout.

          2. Re: DesigNate,

            If they didn’t kick him out beforehand, and he fulfilled all of the requirements, it is beyond fucked up to deny him the award.

            Unless there’s an implicit contract between the BSOA and the boy, then the BSOA is under NO obligation to bestow an award on anyone. The membership is entirely, completely voluntary.

            1. I would think that taking my money for 4 to 8 years implies that you think it’s okay for me to participate in the organization. There’s most definitely an implicit contract that my paying dues allows me to participate and work towards whatever rank I choose to aim for.

              Of course, HM is correct in saying that the BSOA considers being gay a breech of that implied contract.

              But we’re still allowed to think that their decision is a shitty and wrongheaded one.

        2. Dude he in no way said or implied that anybody should be forced to do anything. Saying “this is reprehensible” is not the same as saying “this should not be allowed.”

          Why are you always so quick to defend bigoted assholes from attacks that noone is making on them?

          1. Re: ShagNasty,

            Dude he in no way said or implied that anybody should be forced to do anything.

            The comment that he finds the situation “reprehensible” indicates he finds moral or ethical fault with the BSOA. But there’s no moral or ethical reason to argue that the BSOA acted inappropriately, given the principles and policies by which they function. The kid was not entitled to receive an award from the BSOA as any of the activities performed to obtain the award do not constitute part of a contract. You might find this unfortunate for the kid, but the people that form the BSOA are not beholden to a single person’s wishes.

            Why are you always so quick to defend bigoted assholes from attacks that noone is making on them?

            Because being a libertarian does not simply mean defending principles when it’s convenient. It also means defending the seemingly undefendable. Otherwise I would not be serious about my principles.

            Understand, if I was the current manager of the BSOA, I would not treat the kid that way, but that would only be because of my interest in having more people join the organization and not because of any special affinity or sympathy towards gay kids; by the same token, the BSOA is in their perfect right to associate themselves with people that project values with which they agree.

            1. “Reprehensible” doesn’t only imply that the BSOA didn’t live up to a contract, or they are morally or ethically obligated to give him the award. It could just mean it’s a shitty thing to do.

              I like you, and you have many positive contributions to the boards, but sometimes you conflate disapproval with a call for government action, or coercive remedies.

              1. Yeah, this.

                A libertarian can and should be for, to give one example, drug legalization, without morally approving of people shooting up crack.

                In fact, I think that is a key distinction to make. Many unfamiliar with the philosophy assume that a lack of call for government action means that we approve of things such as prostitution, drug use, or any number of other behaviors that we nonetheless believe should be legal.

                It’s almost a corollary to the Bastiat quote that gets used a lot: just as our not wanting to fund education does not imply a hatred of education, our desire to make drugs or bans on people different from you (in your business) legal does not mean we approve of your action.

                Libertarians can and should be for the use of moral and economic power to change society, just not legal power. To give one example: A good answer to a segregated bar or restaurant would be to boycott it, not legislate against it.

        3. OM,
          I find it reprehensible because the boy completed (I assume) all the requirements for the badge/rank. I believe BSA should grow up a little bit and be more inclusive. This situation could be a means for that to happen.

          I also agree that as a private organization the BSA has the right to exclude those that do not or can not abide by its code/rules, etc. Do I agree with the position of the BSA regarding sexual orientation? No I do not. Do I think it should change? Yes I do. Do I think the change should be forced on them at the point of a gun? Absolutely not. The change should come from within.

  3. Think I’m gonna wait till the real polls come out.

      1. Is someone going to attempt to blow up the Capitol building on November 5th?

        1. It even has a tunnel and a basement!

  4. Do the police need warrants to draw our blood during DUI stops? The Supreme Court will let us know.

    Because there’s no way they’ll set up a warrant mill if the answer is yes.

    1. At least it would be an inconvenience, and a slight affirmation of the 4th.

      1. You’re just going to have to sit there and wait until the inevitable happens, all the while the blood in your veins growing tastier and tastier.

      2. At least it would be an inconvenience, and a slight affirmation of the 4th.

    2. hey’ll set up a warrant mill

      Precisely what they did in illinois. If you refuse to give a breath test, they have a judge on call to authorize a blood draw via search warrant. Then they have a licensed phlebotomist on hand to do the draw. But, they are following procedures, so I guess it’s all legit!

    3. For the regular “no refusal” weekends that Austin PD sets up (every holiday weekend, plus other drinkalicious times, like Cinco de Mayo, St Patty’s day, etc.), they have a magistrate on call to rubber stamp a blood draw warrant for any one they pick-up that refuses a breathalyzer.

      Those part-time municipal judges love them some overtime, so I don’t see them refusing to issue a warrant on a “no refusal” weekend- they wouldn’t get the call to serve the next time around.

    4. To be fair, I don’t need a warrent to draw their blood either. I mean, if that’s how it’s gonna be.

    5. Just call it a tax.

      You can sign up for a free Pig-administered blood test, or pay the $5,000,000 tax!

    1. I can’t decide which surprises me more. The fact that these guys are still alive or the fact that anyone gives a shit.

      1. They’re the Boomer version of NSYNC/Beiber/whofuckinggivesashit. Still plenty of fan girls who didn’t move on.

  5. They’ve asked the Philadelphia District Attorney to investigate.

    I can only imagine the Philadelphia DA is thrilled to oblige investigating Republicans on behalf of a seeming third party spoiler.

    1. Something about heaving bosoms and flushed complexions and flashing eyes…

    2. Would she prefer ‘broad with big ol’ fat titties?’ cause that is what the euphemistic ‘full figured gal’ means.

      1. I think she’s very pretty, but that body is about 30 seconds from going Kirstie Alley.

        1. Pretty face, but I don’t think I would want to see her naked. It’s probably very sloppy back there.

          1. Really? If there’s one well known actress I’d like to see in Playboy, it would be Christina Hendricks.

            Or, maybe Big Red is my second choice and Brooklyn Decker is #1, if she counts as an actress.

            1. Hey, then again, why not, cellulite has no power over Photoshop.

          2. I’d like to see her breast. I mean seriously.

        2. I watched Summer School on Netflix the other night. Kristie Alley couldn’t keep up with the French student, but she was damn good looking. And, you know, Mark Harmon as a goof-off PE coach after watching NCIS just makes it funnier.

          1. He was incredible there. Any roll Tom Hanks did would have been massively improved by Harmon.

            Hate NCIS, but damn if they don’t have a few interesting members on their cast. Kuryakin was my favorite character as a kid watching reruns of spy shows.

            1. I wouldn’t say I was a fan of NCIS, but I used to come home from going to engineering classes then programming and let it come at me while I tried to get my head out of two or three different imaginary lands. Worked really well for that because the tech is so bad it doesn’t even bother me.

      2. full-brassiered?

    3. Isn’t “full figured” the way Jane Russell used to describe herself in the old cross-your-heart bra commercials?

      1. Young Jane Russell.

        I’ll be in my bunk.

    4. DON’T TALK SHIT ABOUT CHRISTINA HENDRICKS!

    5. Maybe she’d prefer “chunky”. Because frankly, she’s too heavy for my tastes. She looked fantastic during her guest appearances on Firefly; she should have stayed that way.

      1. It’s not possible.

        A million years of evolution mean women’s bodies are trying to store fat for hard times/fetal brain development.

        1. Most people can get under 300 pounds, tarran. Just because you can’t doesn’t mean we all have to be whales.

    6. Peeked at the article. Still don’t know who the fuck she is or why anyone cares.

      1. Sometimes I ask myself, if Ted Kaczynski wrote on the topic we’re discussing what would he say. Thanks for the preview.

        1. Ha. I never heard “Call Me Maybe” until I watched the video in another thread earlier this afternoon. Seriously.

          1. I envy you your blissful ignorance.

          2. That is the way of the meme. Much like ‘The Way of the Gun’, makes little sense, but you love the action and know you are onto something great.

          3. That was probably me. Forgive me.

            1. It was. It is okay. My friends think I’m just being a dick when I say I have no idea what these songs/artists actually sound like, so I figured it was about time on that one.

              1. I heard Adele for the first time last night when I checked out ‘Skyfall.’

                http://www.wwtdd.com/2012/10/a…..etty-good/

                I don’t like Adele for the same reason I don’t take lavender baths, prance around in chiffon, or vote for liberals, but her song for ‘Skyfall’ (which isn’t officially out until tomorrow but got leaked tonight) is actually good. It’s very very James Bond sounding. Or at least the first two minutes are. Those are solid. After that things get a little shaky. It’s like an allegory for what would happen if Adele sat on a poorly made chair.

                I do tend to avoid pop music so I don’t get those tunes stuck in my head. I had to buy a new monitor at Best Buy earlier this week, and the awful, awful tune I long forgot, ‘Steal My Sunshine’ came on. Insipid catchy tunes.

    7. Would she be happy with “busty ginger goddess”?

      1. AC, if she did, she would not be an A-list starlet.

  6. The FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona was a friendly fire incident.

    Does a gunwalker gun count as friendly fire?

    1. Friendly fire = being fragged by the female agent you hit on one too many times who coincidentally was not wounded?

  7. In related news, Spain will begin using gazpacho as a medium of exchange.

    That’s cold.

    1. No bailout for you!

    2. I see what you did there.

    3. That is not ironic.

      1. But he was sipping a Chardonnay with a fly in it next to his soup. How is that not ironic?

        1. He asked for the fly?

          1. Too intimated by the maitre d’ to ask for a replacement. Don’t tell me you have never been there. The air of sophistication is overpowering. We have all been there. Brawn and a thuggish disposition are useless in that situation to get what you want. You will drink that chardonnay, pretend you don’t notice the fly, while carefully attempting not to get it on your lips.

            Sure, Alanis did not add the backstory. But it was implied, and that’s what makes it ironic.

    4. They’re taking the bull by the horns.

  8. Atwater, California may join Stockton, Mammoth Lakes, and San Bernardino in declaring bankruptcy.

    What do they all have in common? Monorails.

    1. I hear those things are awful loud.

    2. Is there a chance the track could bend?

    1. I think a JJ Abrams reboot of the Bond franchise is in order.

      1. Well he turned Star Trek into a Star Wars clone so I guess he’d turn Bond into a Bourne-clone. It’s clones all the way down.

        1. The Bond Supremacy

          Michael Bay could produce, with Jerry Bruckheimer. Think of the explosions!

          1. I believe Joel Silver tried to get his hands on Bond in the early Nineties but was not able to. Would have been interesting.

          2. WELL IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE BRAINIAC SNOOZEFESTS THEY’RE CURRENTLY TRYING TO FEED ME.

            1. FoE once told me he felt that Commando was too cerebral and hard to understand.

              1. LET OFF SOME STEAM? WHAT DID THAT MEAN? THE GUY JUST DIED.

                1. You’re a funny guy, FoE. I like you. That’s why I’m going to respond to you last.

                  1. You guys eat too much red meat.

                    1. No one ever quotes Rae Dawn Chong.

      2. I think a JJ Abrams reboot of the Bond franchise is in order.

        *insert random jab at The Quantum of Solace here*

        1. QoS sucked because it robbed Bond of his most essentially feature: his humor. It simply isn’t fun to watch him glower around all sullen for two hours while killing random baddies. I want him to order cavear and have sex with beautiful women with outrageous names and then kill people.

          1. Preferably with horrible double entendres.

  9. Justice, (using a loose interpretation of the word), for the victim of police abuse. The taxpayers might disagree.
    No cops were criminally charged when their co-workers investigated them.

  10. Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric, says the Obama administration cooked the books to show a decline in the unemployment rate. While the job figures do seem convenient, Welch didn’t offer evidence to back his charge.

    Corning’s plutonium law: government will never produce a document that calls for less government.

    Evidence therefor cannot exist.

  11. California school principle who failed to report a teacher that had been molesting students, has been reassigned to district office job while facing misdemenor charges for failing to act.

    1. So he’s not a very principled principal.

      1. What you did there — I see it.

  12. I think some people have been interested in this fellow. 60 Minutes to air segment on Detroit’s Rodriguez – Searching For Sugarman.

  13. Oh, noes!!! Not 5th Degree Assault. I mean, the guy in the wheelchair was obviously a dangerous person so the cop just had to punch him in the face repeatedly.

    FTA: “I believe this officer did his job and acted appropriately. When police officers subdue people it’s very unusual for somebody to strike a police officer and, frankly, extremely dangerous,” Bruno said. “He (Jouppi) responded according to his training and experience and did what he had to do.”

    No, he reacted according to his training and did whatever he felt like doing.

    1. I’m not even going to follow the link. Too much outrage for a single day.

      Let me guess — faggot with a badge commits either capital murder or voluntary manslaughter and gets no punishment. Does that about sum it up?

      1. One of the thing that bothers me about this article is that unless the information about the Officer’s past is public record, why is any of it being talked about openly by the Deputy Chief? Deal with those issues in-house and leave them there.

        What blue wall of silence?

    2. No dude, fifth degree is like the worst kind of assault. I mean, right?

    3. “Police officers are supposed to win. It’s not pretty to watch.”

      OK.

    1. Equal treatment under the law. Right?

      1. Yes. Their laws.

      2. Some are more equal than others.

      3. no no leo r held to a higher standard, despite all the bigorati misinformation. uof continuum, procedures, cbo, need for more training, you didnt read the whole report, hth.

  14. “The FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona was a friendly fire incident.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8vK1NMK5g

  15. The latest batch of swing-state polls show him pulling even or ahead in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

    So we believe the polls now?

    These polls have a much larger margin of error than imagined, since they are guessing about who is actually going to show up, and who is refusing to respond to these polls. Throw in unexpected events not reflected in past polls, like Romney kicking Obama’s ass in the debate, and all we know is that this election is not a done deal.

  16. Wow.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/…..05823.html

    Teacher Ridicules Student for Romney T-Shirt

    Many Republicans can’t help but wonder if a student wearing a pro-Obama T-Shirt in a Philadelphia school would have been subject to the kind of humiliation that Samantha Pawlucy was forced to endure.

    The 16-year old sophomore, who attends Charles Carroll High School, told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, that she was humiliated by a teacher for wearing a T-shirt in support of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

    She said the teacher compared her to the worst racists in history — the Ku Klux Klan.

    “It was really embarrassing, and I think she did it because she’s against Mitt Romney,” Samantha said.

    “I was really nervous,” she added, “and I was worried that after class, people were going to come up to me and say something.”

    Events unfolded last Friday. Nothing out of the ordinary happened until the student arrived at her geometry class — before that time the shirt didn’t raise any objections.

    However, the offending teacher saw the Romney / Ryan shirt “and told me to get out of the classroom, I said no,” Samantha explained on “The Kudlow Report.”

    1. I’m glad she took it to Kudlow.

    2. THIS is why we need to nationalize more industries in the USA. We obviously hold public “servants” to a higher standard than normal workers.

    3. American history, right? Cuz, as bad as the KKK was, I think the Nazis have them beat on any measure of “worst”.

  17. Sweet, sweet liberal tears… Unhinged Feminist Edition:

    The problem, as far as I can tell, is that Obama didn’t really have a strategy to deal with Romney blatantly lying[…]

    Instead, Romney was allowed to paint himself as some kind of big care bear who loves ordinary working people, without every [sic] having to answer for the fact that he actually called them “dependent” and unwilling to take responsibility for themselves.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201…..ff-romney/

    But in my lonely room
    I cry the tears of a clown
    When there’s no one around

    1. Romney was allowed to paint himself as some kind of big care bear who loves ordinary working people

      But our Free Shit Fairy is fo’ reelz, y’all.

    2. I can’t wait for the next debate, the day after has the potential to be filled with truly epic lulz.

      1. Next debate is foreign policy — I don’t think the tears from that one will be quite as epic, though the self-righteousness might.

        The third debate is what will utterly crush the crazier proggies, methinks. Should be fun.

        1. Foreign policy, in the same format as the other night, will be third. In between is the town meeting style, which will cover both foreign and domestic policy.

          1. Ah yes — right you are.

        2. All Romney has to do is talk about the Benghazi fuckups and subsequent lies and point out the almost perfect incoherence of the Obama foreign policy.

          1. Yeah, it should be all risk for Obama.

            Romney doesn’t have to defend his foreign policy record–because you gotta have been president to have a foreign policy record.

            Romney can just sit there and attack, and there’s nothing Obama can respond with except bin Laden’s death and flag waving.

            …and flag waving by Obama isn’t gonna convince anybody of anything.

            1. There’s more risk for Obama on this point, but less psychologically at stake for progs. They’ll just whine about how Romney wants to do the same things as Obama, and call it a day.

              Devastating Obama’s appearance of intelligence and ?berhumanity is far more damaging to their self-esteem.

        3. Town Hall is usually the Republican Candidate On Trial night. Romney should insist Johnson be there so he can point a finger and say, ‘but he hates poor people even more than I do! And, he means it. Vote Johnson, shit gets cut!’

          1. The Republicans don’t even want Johnson on the *ballot* (eg, the news from Pennsylvania), so I doubt Romney will want Johnson on a debating stage.

      2. The next one is the town hall, though. You know, with all the proles in control. Ugh. Who even knows what that leads to.

        1. WAR ON WIMMINZ!!!!!!!

          If we’re lucky, we might get a sane-looking person to ask about the War on Drugs in the context of the Mexican civil war and state legalization efforts.

          1. Yes, exactly. Although as we learned yesterday, it is more properly termed the War on Vagina-Americans.

            1. And they call me sexist. Mainly for treating women equally roughly as I do guys. Around here, mostly for beating up on Mary when I see her sneaking around under an alias. Yes, I know that was you Mary from that dust up last week.

              1. It’s not your fault, Killaz. You just don’t have ladyparts to define you. So instead, you get to perpetuate rape culture.

                Vagina-Americans and Rapists: someday we will all get along.

                1. I’ve been told as soon as asexual reproduction becomes viable Vagina-Americans will eliminate us.

                  1. Question:

                    What is the proper way to refer to non Vagina-Americans?

                    Rapist-Americans?

                    Penis-Americans?

                    Privilege-Americans?

                    Inquiring minds would like to know.

                    1. There is more to us then our penises. We also have scrotum.

                    2. There is more to us then our penises. We also have scrotum.

                      Indeed. And thus the correct term is Junk-Americans.

                2. Wait, so Warty, as a hermaphrodite, is a Vagina-American Rapist? Well, of course he is. Duh.

                  1. Being raped by Warty is an experience which leave many with a need to check both their privilege and their anal cavity.

        2. Who even knows what that leads to.

          A lot of Obama sputtering and stuttering?

    3. Similar tone from the blog of a webcomic I read (why are webcomics such self righteous liberal bastards?):

      Trying to be objective was possibly a lost cause, as I kept having to flip over to politifact and factcheck to make sure that Romney was in fact lying as hard as it sounded like to me.

      and

      Obama would have gained a lot more if he’d just stood there and CALLED his opponent on it every time he made up blatant falsehoods. Especially since many of them were the same falsehoods he’s been using for months, and thus they HAD to have been in the debate prep. [Goes on to use an example of “doubling the deficit instead of halving it” as a lie]

      Guess we know the spin that the Obama camp is going with.

      1. Clearly, adding 6 trillion to the debt when it was originally 10 trillion is not doubling it. It would have to be 20 trillion for that to be true. I’m glad someone called Romney on those sloppy 3/5 truths.

        1. It was Romney’s 3/5 Compromise. Obamaites could start calling him a racist if any of them had an inkling about American history.

          1. So, Romney would have done even better if he wasn’t burdened by not coming across as the Angry Racist Redneck?

        2. Deficit. Not debt.

      2. The Supergenius just needs Four More Years to figure out that politicians… lie!

        Because apparently ten years in politics as an elected representative just hasn’t been enough to drill that point in.

  18. Brave heroes at PoliceOne overlook the fact that there is rampant corruption and stonewalling going on in Oakland and instead choose to bitch about the department possibly being controlled by the Feds. Hey dumbasses, I’ve got an idea: try not framing and abusing the citizens of your city and the federal courts won’t be overseeing your “reforms” than have been 9 years in the works with zero cooperation or implementation.

    It’s not about justice or even law and order for these people. It’s about raw, unchecked power over the masses.

    1. Cops are slowly but surely degenerating into pure agents of the state, to be used to keep the proles in line and well behaved.

      They value their salaries, benefits, and pensions greater than they value the trust the public places with them. And since what they value greater is provided by other agents of the state, lifelong serving elected officals, their loyalty will gradually move toward those other agents of the state and away from the public.

      1. Isn’t government grand? See what it always devolves into? Warlords and their goons. So why pretend to have rule of law?

  19. “Romney’s debate performance seems to have done him some good. The latest batch of swing-state polls show him pulling even or ahead in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.”

    Yeeeeeee–Hawwwwwww!

  20. My team’s mega-liberal was back from being home sick today. Today’s lunch conversation ended up being how Romney only won the debate because he kept switching all his positions so Obama had prepared for the wrong stuff.

    1. Ask him why Obama couldn’t just debate on the merits of his record instead?

      1. I try to avoid these topics so I don’t get shunned from everything in the state.

  21. Gary Johnson’s campaign accuses the Pennsylvania Republican party of “Watergate-style dirty tricks” to keep him off the ballot.

    Is Johnson drunk? Typical of an Irishman to not be able to handle his alcohol. Johnson doesn’t sound like a Jewish name, but his personality does seem rather abrasive and obnoxious.

  22. Woman accuses police of arresting and beating/tazing her for no reason, causing her to lose her baby. The DA refused to proceed on any of the charges against her. She complained, but the PD said the officers weren’t there anymore and the statute of limitations had run out for them to investigate.

    Question: since when is there a statute of limitations to file a criminal complaint for assault and battery/excessive force? Do the same regulations apply if a “civilian” claims another “civilian” was the one that assaulted them?

  23. Woman accuses police of arresting and beating/tazing her for no reason, causing her to lose her baby. The DA refused to proceed on any of the charges against her. She complained, but the PD said the officers weren’t there anymore and the statute of limitations had run out for them to investigate.

    Question: since when is there a statute of limitations to file a criminal complaint for assault and battery/excessive force? Do the same regulations apply if a “civilian” claims another “civilian” was the one that assaulted them?

  24. http://southtownstar.suntimes……riage.html Woman accuses police of arresting and beating/tazing her for no reason, causing her to lose her baby. The DA refused to proceed on any of the charges against her. She complained, but the PD said the officers weren’t there anymore and the statute of limitations had run out for them to investigate.

    Question: since when is there a statute of limitations to file a criminal complaint for assault and battery/excessive force? Do the same regulations apply if a “civilian” claims another “civilian” was the one that assaulted them?

  25. Woman accuses police of arresting and beating/tazing her for no reason, causing her to lose her baby. The DA refused to proceed on any of the charges against her. She complained, but the PD said the officers weren’t there anymore and the statute of limitations had run out for them to investigate.

    Question: since when is there a statute of limitations to file a criminal complaint for assault and battery/excessive force? Do the same regulations apply if a “civilian” claims another “civilian” was the one that assaulted them?

    Link: http://www.suntimes.com/news/m…..riage.html

    1. “If you know who is watching, you are obviously trying to be your best.”

      President Voldemort?

        1. By him? By him yes, yes I am.

          1. nicole, I went to a special screening of Gladiator at HBO Studios in NYC and both Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe were at it. Both had been drinking a fair amount, and the QA session with them afterward was hilarious because they were moderately tanked. Good times. And Russell Crowe didn’t even threaten to beat anyone up, which was too bad.

            1. I saw you mention that not long ago and almost passed out from envy.

  26. A case where there are no winners.

    Question: who wins in a turf war when cop on cop violence occurs? Answer: who cares as long as it keeps them from beating “civilians”.

    1. The ever-popular words officers love to use FTA: When you believe that someone has a gun, you would pull out your gun and do what you have to do to go home at the end of the night,” said Mr. Bell, who currently represents a number of clients who have filed excessive-force complaints against various police agencies in the county. “That doesn’t even make sense.”

      Do these people even pretend to use restraint anymore? The plaintiff’s attorney is basically saying an officer’s reasonable response if he thought someone had a gun would be to “do what he has t do” to go home at the end of the night.

      Fucked, people. We’re fucking fucked.

    2. The strippers were obviously the winner. The cops don’t beat the shit out of you until you’ve already been given the boot for being a dick in the club.

  27. “Romney’s debate performance seems to have done him some good.”

    The juicy tears from the left will be priceless if Romney wins against the One based on style. Just thinking about it puts an obnoxious libertarian smirk on my face.

    1. Just yesterday’s reactions alone was some of the best entertainment I’ve had in months. I cannot wait for the day after the next one. OMG LULZ

      1. That’s what sucks about being overseas. I don’t have access to MSNBC and all my liberal Facebook friends are surprisingly silent… although that alone is reason enough to laugh as far as I’m concerned. Some of them even had snarky comments before the debate about how they were going to enjoy the shellacking Romney was going to take.

  28. Our president endures another racist:

    Potus stopped to meet people waiting for him, where he did the requisite hand-shaking, high-fiving and the rare baby-holding before going on to chat with proprietors at Turczyk’s Meats and the adjoining Larry Vilstein’s, Christopher Bakery and Edward Badbuster Son. He then asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going. “Terrible since you got here,” the man said. Pool could not get close enough to the Rolston Poultry man to get his name or political affiliation. Potus didn’t appear amused by the sentiment.

    1. Who the fuck is “Potus”? And why is he meeting so many people?

      1. “President of the US”

    2. From the same article:

      Potus stopped first at Michelle’s Bakery… He insisted on taking a photograph in front of the sign that read “Michelle’s Bakery.”

      I foresee a nationalisation.

  29. Stupid cops, Wow, never heard of muszzle control? What idiots, getting shot by your own retard partner? WOw.

    http://www.TotalAnon.tk

  30. So, the difference between the two employment surveys released this morning was 759K jobs. The labor force participation was 155.1M. The ratio is 0.49%… meaning that if they had used the employer survey for the unemployment rate, we would have seen it rise to 8.3% rather than dropping to 7.8%.

    1. On what grounds do they switch between the household survey and the employer survey?

      1. I believe, now don’t hold me to this, but I believe it’s covered under the “fuck you, that’s why” executive order that was issued sometime in early 2009.

        Seriously, has a president ever switched between the two like this in the past? If not, the media needs to call him out on this big-time.

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