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  1. A new type of handcuff has been patented that can shock prisoners and even … [gasp] … inject them with drugs.

    Also blast STOP RESISTING from builtin speakers.

    1. F this bullshit

    2. I wonder if they have a scrotum-sized version.

      1. I don’t know, those look a little tight…

  2. A new type of handcuff has been patented that can shock prisoners and even … [gasp] … inject them with drugs. Thank you, sir. May I have another?

    That’ll learn ya to not stop resisting.

    1. Frisked!

  3. A 15-year-old has been arrested by police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday’s Manchester derby.

    1. When racism becomes edgy, only racist will have the edge, lamo PCtards.

    2. Oh my, are they fucked.

    3. They actually arrest someone, detain them, for non-threatening words written on the internet? Those are public resources well spent.

      1. Thank God our govt would never do that over YouTube vids.

    4. It’s cute that England still think they’re going to police-state their entrenched yob culture away.

  4. More journalists than ever were imprisoned in 2012, though probably not as many as government officials would like.

    And yet no increase in news stories about the need for prison reform.

    1. Kinda hard to get published from a cell, unless you’re a serial killer.

  5. Jennifer Lawrence thinks she’s ‘John’s Type’

    1. She made #1?!? I mean, she’s attractive, but #1?

      1. The list makes no sense. No way they “asked men.”

        1. Definitely a fishy list.

          1. Stay tuna’d in for corrections.

          2. Someone floundered in the selection process.

        2. Kristen Stewart is on the list…

          The fuck?

          1. Also, am I the only guy who does not find Rihanna attractive at all?

            1. You are not alone. In the top 5 I only understand Kunis and Upton.

            2. Nope. But I don’t know why Sparky needs to hate on Emma Stone…

              1. To put her on the same list as, and within site of, Kate Upton is just retarded.

            3. Why are you idiots overlooking that Michelle Jenneke is on the list?

            4. Spot on. She’s a herpetic hoodrat.

        3. The fact that Emma Stone is on the list is all you need to know.

          1. AND IN THE TOP 10! FUCK?

            1. Everyone hates Emma Stone? I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLS.

              1. I’ll let her be 99, but #5?

              2. Just ignore them, FoE, they’re clearly attracted to women like Rosie O’Donnell.

                1. This list was clearly written by women. Women: please stop trying to gauge other women’s attractiveness. You suck at it. And please, please, leave the casting on HBO shows to men.

                2. ROSIE O’DONNELL WAS IN A MOVIE CALLED BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

                  1. ROSIE O’DONNELL WAS IN A MOVIE CALLED BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

                    And what’s with casting Jason Biggs in American Pie? He’s not even part baked-goods.

              3. Yeah, I don’t understand this. I think she’s definitely up there. And there’s a certain something that I can’t wait for to surface

              4. Fist, I think we’re in that Twilight Zone ep with the pig people.

                1. Auric, seriously. I don’t get it. Emma Stone is a daughter of Aphrodite. I don’t understand the hate.

                  1. I would expect a daughter of Aphrodite to be, you know callipygous, not apygous.

                    Jus’ sayin’

                    1. The Greek aesthetic for feminine beauty was a bit different than Sir Mix-A-Lot’s, HM.

                      Not that I disagree with you in general.

                    2. Even Spartans gotta shout, Venus’ got back!

        4. People putting Kunis up there are voting on how she used to look before she lost all the T&A for the ballerina movie. The fatty deposits did not return to the proper areas. It’s actually quite sad.

    2. Lana Del Rey. That is all.

      http://cdn01.dailycaller.com/w…..525181.jpg

      1. I approve of this message.

      2. She’s meh. Slightly above average at best (once you exlude the overwhelming percentage of the population that consists of fatties). Also, she has a ‘stache.

  6. It looks like Belize needs some money.

    An archaeologist in Belize has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” alleging that the movie profits off references to an artifact illegally stolen from the country.

    “The primary goal of the litigation is to: (a) preserve and return the artifact to the people of Belize; (b) to enforce the nation’s rights to the artifact and the profits derived therefrom; and (c) to make known to the global community that while a relatively small, yet vibrant and growing nation, Belize will take whatever action necessary to preserve, and prevent the exploitation of its culture and cultural artifacts/landmarks,” Awe’s lawyer Adam Tracy wrote in an email to LiveScience.

    1. Spielberg has enough money to bomb that country into a magnitude lower condition of poverty. He should issue an order for them to surrender and fall in line where they’ll be duct taped to the ass of the Belizian standing in front of them.

    2. Now the McAfee story starts to make sense!

    3. Belize navidad
      Belize navidad
      Belize navidad
      Prospero a?o y felicidad.

  7. Finally: Avril Lavigne covers Nickelback.

    1. I didn’t think Nickelback could be worse… I guess I was wrong.

  8. Canadian students going psycho over Warren Farrell talk.

    I didn’t know anything about this guy until I found a link to the video. They sure are doing a good job preventing his hate speech from spreading…

    Also, it’s a damn shame, would bang 0:43 if she wasn’t an idiot.

    1. The one with the bad skin? Her?

      …OH NOES am I a hate group now?

      1. The hatiest hate group of all. An individual.

      2. OK, her skin could use a little work, but it’s forgivable.

        I have a special lotion…

        Anyway you’re just bagging on her because she’s a WOMAN OF COLOR.

        Go back to Stormfront and take your haterade with you!

      3. Weren’t you always, hater?

      4. How much of the sky can you hold up, Dagny? Probably more than these broads. I bet you bench way more than them.

    2. Women hold up half the sky!

      1. Is that what they were saying? That rabble is so hard to understand.

    3. Wow! Just like the kitchen scene in Jumanji.

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

      1. JUMANJI!!!!!

        I need to get out my copy on VHS and watch it again, once I find a VHS player…

    4. “Fuck Warren Farrell!”

      “You are fucking scum!”

      “No hate speech on campus!”

      _____

      One of these is in direct opposition to the other.

      1. She knows what it means to lose, and she has done so often. No worries, I’m sure there is a bright shining government check for just showing up in her future.

      2. What is it about college that turns people into blithering idiots. Note, I’m presuming they weren’t that way to begin with. I’ve been wrong before.

        I love one of the book burners throwing a sieg heil after being moved. I presume it was intended without irony, but I could be wrong.

    5. I learned from a medical student yesterday that, across all cultures, men get their zygomatic bones broken disproportionally on their left side, from haymakers, and women get them broken disproportionally on the right side, from backhands. The girl with the two chins and the nose ring reminds us why that is.

    6. “Take the right to make noise, materially or physically, which is a man’s privilege. Most of them are only finally satisfied once they can play about with noisy machines in front of others, particularly women. Their social discontent fades away at the wheel of a vehicle, its sonorous performance conveying the proof of their sexual power.”

      -feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray

      This is the bullshit that they follow. It’s fucking mind-numbing.

      PS – I only have this quote because I had to study this as the final part of an ethics class.

      1. Don’t worry, I wrote a paper on “ecofeminism” once…

        …did you know there are different kinds of ecofeminism?

      2. Just how stupid was your instructor? The quote above is not even worth considering as a thought out opinion much less as a serious idea worthy of in depth consideration.

        1. The instructor is pretty sharp, I think that’s why we’re only spending the last class covering feminist philosophy.

          1. So, it’s a trap then. I can respect that.

      3. Wikipedia

        Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, in their book critiquing postmodern thought (Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science, 1997), criticize Luce Irigaray on several grounds. In their view, she wrongly regards E=mc2 as a “sexed equation” because she argues that “it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us”. They also take issue with the assertion that fluid mechanics is unfairly neglected because it deals with “feminine” fluids in contrast to “masculine” rigid mechanics.

        …?

        1. Somebody should have told her that you never go FULL RETARD.

          1. What is the speed of FULL RETARD?

            1. Ludicrous Speed.

              1. How does that compare to the speed of the patriarchal photon?

                1. Do I look like a genderphysicist to you? Ask Luce Irigaray.

                  1. What? Answer the question, or physicisticuffs will ensue!

              2. HE’S GONE TO PLAID!

        2. Light speed is privileged over other speeds vitally necessarily to us? Please, go on.

        3. They also take issue with the assertion that fluid mechanics is unfairly neglected because it deals with “feminine” fluids in contrast to “masculine” rigid mechanics.

          She’s right. The fact that the math is much harder to solve has nooothing to do with it; it’s all sexism.

          Why, I remember Dr Ellen Williams coaching us to not lose our focus on masculine physics problems when she introduced Bernoulli’s equations to us.

          1. Well, it’s true that Einstein complained about “spooky orgasm at a distance” in discussing the EPR paradox. He also commented that “God does not surf porn.”

        4. /headdesk. Fucking literally, I hit my head up against my desk after reading that.

        5. Please tell me that’s really from The Onion.

      4. I thought the proof of a man’s sexual power was tied up with how much noise his woman makes.

        1. I always took that to mean she is trying to arouse another guy in the next domicile by letting him know sex is going on. I would find it insulting if it ever happened to me.

          1. Some folks in Evolutionary Psych. actually argue this, as female bonobos often hoot and howl while getting banged, as to invite the next male to join the primate gang bang.

            1. I wouldn’t mind if she called the neighbor up before we got started, but she would be practically offering him sloppy seconds in that situation, and sloppy seconds belong to me.

              1. What about dirty-thirties?

                1. Hmm, might explain how I got married.

      5. noisy machines

        I thought she was talking about the women, for a moment.

    7. Canadian students going psycho over Warren Farrell talk.

      Stupid authoritarian know-nothings. They just made me a Warren Farrell fan.

      1. Stupid authoritarian know-nothings. They just made me a Warren Farrell fan.

        I just read his wiki page. Turns out he’s a former feminist who popularized many of the critiques of current feminism I’m familiar with.

        -domestic violence incidents being equal among the sexes and the work to suppress this fact

        -male disposablilty

        -vilianization of men in current gender studies

        I apparently already was a fan.

  9. Man of Steel, first theatrical trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wArmHSPIvlQ

    Also, I caught a bit of The Dark Knight Rises yesterday, the first time since July. I got to say, it’s a sloppy movie, but I liked more than I remember.

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUTGhNgP1ks

      Oops, wrong link. That was the teaser trailer from this summer. This is the actual theatrical trailer.

      By the way, did Hans Zimmer ripoff his score from Gladiator?

      1. How can you tell? Okay, Last of the Mohicans score was pretty good, but then again, Zimmer wasn’t involved.

        Best score I’ve heard this year is for Prometheus, and also Max Payne III has some interesting music in the mix there.

        1. Skyfall has a very interesting quasi-industrial score.

          1. He is better at that than traditional orchestrated scores. He did a similar themed approach to Crises 2 which isn’t bad either.

            1. Crysis 2, my bad.

        2. Zimmer’s best scores: The Lion King, Gladiator, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. His score for Sherlock Holmes is underrated, but the less I say about Pirates of the Caribbean, the better.

    2. Will Michael Shannon be screaming “Kneel before Zod!”?

      1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a530OnShQ3Q

        Sure, right after he thanks Phil Connors for hooking him up.

    3. Superman: never good.

  10. I’ve know about this for years.

    1. Its due to the hops. You’d be better off using legal weed.

  11. The correct response to this news is either “FINALLY!!!” or “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!”

    You decide.

    1. “meh”

    2. “Randy doesn’t wear shirts, Mr. Lifeson. That’s just the way it is.”

        1. “”Listen Randy, when Alex Lifeson tells you to put a shirt on, you put the fuckin’ shirt on!”

      1. “Randy doesn’t wear shirts, Mr. Lifeson. That’s just the way it is.”

        The finest program ever aired on televsion, bar none. I never knew it existed until I noticed it on Netflix and decided, on a whim, to give it a go. I watched every episode of every season in about five days.

        1. Great show all around. Their absolute dedication to the running gag of Julian always having a glass of booze in his hand no matter what was amazing.

          1. Great show all around. Their absolute dedication to the running gag of Julian always having a glass of booze in his hand no matter what was amazing.

            I remember Bubbles’ mountain lion, Steve French, eating Randy and Mr. Lahey’s Viagra burgers, then proceeding to rape Trevor. Any lingering doubts I may have had about the creative genius of this show were laid permanently to rest at that very moment.

            1. You guys are under arrest for grand theft Swayze train!

        2. What show? Did the link send me somewhere different from everyone else? Was Rush in a tv series?

          1. What show? Did the link send me somewhere different from everyone else? Was Rush in a tv series?

            Trailer Park Boys. It’s a Canadian show, a mockumentary about a couple losers living in a trailer park in Nova Scotia who like to drink and grow weed. Shit is hilarious. And yes, Alex Lifeson guest-starred in one episode.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_Park_Boys

            1. Last I checked, it was on Netflix, so definitely give it a look.

        3. Good decision.

      2. “Look, I just want you to pay for the dope you smoked…and a ride in the limo.”

    3. Are there any additional artist mailing lists you’d like me to sign you up for?

      1. I couldn’t give a shit.

        That’s the web page version of an email I received. That’s what I posted.

        1. Hm, I didn’t realize it but I guess I’m signed up for the same newsletter, seeing as I just got the same email.

          Gmail marked it as “important” though — clearly a bug.

    4. What Pants said.

      1. ??

        Does Limbaugh even play an instument?

    5. I’m actually a little disappointed. Jann Wenner using his influence to keep them out helped me keep up my hate for him.

  12. Illinois’s ban on any sort of carrying of guns was struck down by a federal court on Second Amendment grounds…

    I assume Chicago remains a Constitutionless island.

    1. While the ruling more than likely only preempts our State’s ridiculous prohibition, I don’t think Chicago has much of a leg to stand on with their own prohibitions…and statewide preemption of carry laws is one of the pro-gun sides requirements for passing a CC bill.

      Given that we’ve got 180 days until Illinois gets Vermont style carry, the chances of getting a reasonable ‘Shall Issue’ bill with statewide preemption is pretty high I think.

  13. Syria’s civil war has generated over 500,000 refugees so far, most taking shelter in neighboring countries.

    Last one out shut off the lights.

  14. Greece or….Lansing? Union mob’s gotta do what a union mob’s gotta do: http://youtu.be/u_F3oev06i0

    1. Re: Archduke Pantsfan,

      Lessons in Leftist Civility

      That’s because they can’t spell Civility – unionized Amerikan Pulbic Skool Seistem and all that.

    2. Leftist Civility

      One of these words is not like the other.

  15. Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading

    1. And 100% of Detriot’s teachers have been adjudicated by their peers to be completely proficient.

  16. So, I just had my officed moved as part of a corporate restructuring initiative. My old office was Room 308. The new one? Room 223.

    Is there some strange sense of balance in the universe or what?

    1. Except you’re moving down in the world. Had it been 338 or 454 you might have had something.

      1. Well, since the whole 3rd floor is now essentially sales and marketing, I’ll take a pass on 338. Wouldn’t mind an executive 454 though. Maybe in a couple of years…

  17. It’s a great day to be litigator. Paul Tagliabue vacates NFL suspensions over Bountygate.

    1. “After an extensive internal review process, it was found that procedures were followed and nothing else happened.”

  18. Gingerbread men are offensive.

    1. Well just look at him….he’s brown!

      That makes the whole thing RACISS!

    2. They other me with their RedHot male gaze.

      1. …and that third leg is somewhat disturbing.

        1. Where do you buy your cookie cutters?

            1. Unless that site is run by Patrick Stewart, I’ll pass.

  19. Small business optimism is sinking … sinking … sinking …

    I wonder if it would have been different had the other guy won? Just the hope of a change for the better from D.C. make a difference, even if it was false hope?

  20. Newest inductees to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

    and 3 aren’t really even rock. Why bother calling it that anymore?

    1. Nancy Wilson of Heart:
      “It’s hard to picture that jam session at the end of the night. I don’t think anyone does Rush songs except for Rush. That would require weeks of rehearsal.”

      1. Nice. There are very few bands out there whose members can approach in individual technical prowess of Lifeson, Lee, and Peart.

    2. The Public Enemy/Anthrax version of “Bring the Noise” is a great rap-metal song, possibly even better than Faith No More’s “Epic”. So, that gives them all the rock credit that they need for the hall of fame.

      1. rap-metal is an abomination.

        1. No. Nu-metal is an abomination. Rap-metal, at least when it comes to Run-DMC/Aerosmith, RHCP, Faith No More, and Public Enemy/Anthrax, was exciting.

          1. Nu-metal is an abomination

            Hey, Get Thee Hence are awesome.

          2. I agree…and don’t forget Biohazard/Onyx.

          3. Does System of the Down count as “Nu-Metal”, cause I like them.

            1. Or System of a Down. One of those.

          4. I remember the Judgement Night soundtrack having a few good rap/metal tracks.

        2. Worse than this rap mongrelization?

    3. Meanwhile, rock legends Little Feat never even make the ballot, but Disco Donna Summer is called Rock and Roll.

  21. Analysis of the president’s proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes shows
    that only $400 billion is intended for deficit reduction. The rest?
    New spending, of course.

    Another thing to note is that amount of money actually raised by the tax increases will be less than expected. It always is. For example, the 10% indoor tanning tax was supposed to raise $200M in its first year but only raised $50M. Among other reasons, in response to a tax people change their behavior: they buy less, buy cheaper alternative products, invest less, maybe cheat more in taxes, avoid penalties more stringently, etc. Bush for example introduced hefty penalties on late 1120-S tax returns, but in response people make sure they file by 3/15 or whatever the appropriate date is, so the money raised by the fine is much less than expected.

    So bottom line, the tax hike will just increase spending and NOT AT ALL pay down the debt. Republicans need to make a big deal of this.

    1. They’ll just say that the tan tax was worth it because now fewer people will get skin cancer.

      It’s so cute when the proponents of some new social-engineering tax use both the revenue projections (which assume no change in behavior) AND the changes in behavior due to the tax as arguments for their proposal.

      1. It’s so cute when the proponents of some new social-engineering tax use both the revenue projections (which assume no change in behavior) AND the changes in behavior due to the tax as arguments for their proposal.

        Krugman has made a career out of it.

  22. Syria’s civil war has generated over 500,000 refugees so far, most taking shelter in neighboring countries.

    ref?u?gee
    [ref-yoo-jee, ref-yoo-jee] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.

    *cough*

    1. Made redundant for the dumb people in the audience.

    2. neighboring, foreign have slightly different definitions.

      1. well played. you win this round of Pedantictionary.

        1. Correcting a mistaken pedant isn’t pedantry.

          1. being pedantic about pedantry though…

    1. Who knows, maybe we’re the ones who just suck at math. Now, stop resisting or you’ll trigger your handcuffs.

    2. Re: A Serious Man,

      Justice Antonin Scalia defends equating sodomy laws with laws against murder during Q&A at Princeton.

      Probably because Sodomy means something different now than what it used to mean. Now, gerbils should be able to sue for damages under such laws.

      1. Gerbils have no rights.

    3. I view it as the left whining that Scalia won’t shit on the Constitution the way they want him too.

  23. Illinois’s ban on any sort of carrying of guns was struck down by a federal court on Second Amendment grounds, Clearly, mayhem will ensue.

    “State officials are still deciding whether to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    Because they had such good luck the last two couple of times, right?

    1. Assuming A-Ken wouldn’t bolt when it comes to recognizing a right to BEAR in addition to KEEP, one of the conservatives could be dead by the time it reaches SCOTUS. You know, one of those reasons why libertarians really should have supported R+R.

      1. You know, one of those reasons why libertarians really should have supported R+R.

        Derp.

      2. Tulpa Derp 2016 forever

        1. I could put it this way for Tulpy Poo.

          Team RED should have supported Gary Johnson because of the people he would have put on the bench. Those judges would have been far more for freedom than John Penaltax Roberts, or any person The Romniac would have placed.

          I’d bet they’re better on guns too.

    1. The one with the horses is fantastic.

    2. The Hippie Chick meme was the funniest internet meme, for my money. “Hates the idea of chemicals in food…takes acid from strangers.”

      This one‘s pretty good too.

  24. They’re letting M. Nighy Shymalan make another movie….only this time starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith.

    1. So, does suck get added or multiplied?

    1. Golly, and I thought a reality show would have nothing but the unvarnished truth. **coughs**

    2. Even if all his “allegations” are correct, I don’t see what the problem is. You mean “Reality” Tv isn’t always real? HOLY CRAP! SUE SOMEBODY!

      1. “IM NOT THE ASSHOLE THEY SHOW ME TO BE ON TEEVEE!!!”

        /sues TV producer that made him famous

  25. Hey Brett, I know we’ve discussed this again, but I just wanted to make sure you remember that the Colts now control their own destiny in the division.

    1. I saw the after game conference. Andrew Luck has the booming voice of a Greek God, and I suppose the face, as well, given Hephaestus was one.

  26. Analysis of the president’s proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes shows that only $400 billion is intended for deficit reduction. The rest? New spending, of course.

    If anyone is actually surprised by this that should be grounds for taking away their right to vote.

  27. The “humorist” of the Jezebel crones speaks…

    Sure, why not? When you’re an avid supporter of legislation that drives women to perform violent surgery on their own uteruses using wire coat hangers, what better place to spread your scribbly-crayon-font message of love than on those very same coat hangers? Killer plan. Know your audience, guys!

    That’s the messaging strategy employed by Cincinnati’s Springdale Cleaners, who hate abortion so much that they’ve been printing “Choose Life!” on their wire dry cleaning hangers for a couple of years now. Pro tip from Springdale, ladies?if you “choose life” and refrain from threading this wire hanger through your cervix, nine months later a soft-focus baby will come out!!! It’s gonna be grrrrrrrrrrreat!

    I take back everything I ever said about feminists being humorless scolds who hyper-obsess over minor details.

    1. Who is this vision of loveliness in the comments?

      ALibertarianGirl 2 hours ago
      Ok so a business owner put the words “Choose Life” on hangers. He’s allowed to do it. Get over it.

      Warty, are you doing your drag queen act again?

      1. Hey there little momma, wanna kill all the humans statists?

      2. I neither confirm nor deny…

        1. *sigh*

          I was just hoping it would have been my liberty-crush,Kathryn DeLong.

    2. That’s the messaging strategy employed by Cincinnati’s Springdale Cleaners, who hate abortion so much that they’ve been printing “Choose Life!” on their wire dry cleaning hangers for a couple of years now.

      It makes you wonder how easy it would be for people to just live their lives if these pigeons didn’t get hysterical and overwrought at everything that draws their attention.

      I swear, they have the attention span of dogs–they chase their little ball for a couple minutes, then get distracted by some other shiny that gets their attention for a few seconds, but you can draw them off of that by throwing a rawhide in their direction.

    3. if you “choose life” and refrain from threading this wire hanger through your cervix, nine months later a soft-focus baby will come out!!! It’s gonna be grrrrrrrrrrreat!

      Huh. And here I thought the jezzie harpies were pro choose.

      1. It’s just like the multicultists: They will defend your right to speak freely, so long as it’s in lockstep with their ideology.

  28. How much of an Alcoholic are you?

    1. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

      Huh, I kinda thought that was pretty much the standard aftereffect.

      I may be in trouble.

    2. That’s a loaded question.

    3. damn I only scored social drinking. I gotta work on increasing my score.

    4. 21! That’s a really big range for almost.

    5. 3….I’m so ashamed.

    6. 7 – which sounds about right. I drink every night but I never get drunk – which makes me a raging alcoholic according to every PSA I’ve ever seen but I know better.

    7. I’m not an Alcoholic. I’m a drunk. Alcoholics go to meetings.

  29. Dreamy Catholic priest calendar.

    http://www.calendarioromano.org/

    1. He IS dreamy – from the chin up.

  30. I’m not much of an animal-rights person, but I think it’s borderline immoral to hold captive an animal that is intelligent enough to comprehend that is it not free. Plus, you’re dealing with an animal that is not only vastly stronger than any human, but that is also genetically wired to enjoy pulling off your face, showing it to you, then wearing it as a mask as it rapes your dead skull:

    Did chimp die of a broken heart?

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/si…..01645.html

    1. When it comes to animals, either they have natural rights, or they do not. Once you decide that a monkey has rights, it follows that other animals, like cows and chickens and tasty, tasty, pigs have rights as well.

      There was a brickbrat this weekend where Old Mex made the argument quite well against animal rights and we was only discussing kosher butchering.

  31. Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children.

    A group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents: A lesbian will almost always get the trait from her father, while a gay man will get the trait from his mother.

    [PHOTOS: Couples Queue for Midnight Marriage Licenses]

    The hereditary link of homosexuality has long been established, but scientists knew it was not a strictly genetic link, because there are many pairs of identical twins who have differing sexualities. Scientists from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis say homosexuality seems to have an epigenetic, not a genetic link.

    Long thought to have some sort of hereditary link, a group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuality is linked to epi-marks ? extra layers of information that control how certain genes are expressed. These epi-marks are usually, but not always, “erased” between generations. In homosexuals, these epi-marks aren’t erased ? they’re passed from father-to-daughter or mother-to-son, explains William Rice, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California Santa Barbara and lead author of the study.

    http://www-origin.usnews.com/n…..le-are-gay

    1. Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children.

      This is not necessarily physiological, it is sometimes emotional/mental. While my gay niece and step brother are certainly anecdotal, they both are examples of individuals very close to soft, opposite role models with domineering same sex role models.

      The niece has a milktoast father and a cunt bitch mother. She fears becoming her mother more than anything and is almost certainly a lesbian as a result. My step brother has a submissive mother and an asshole father. The last thing in the world he would ever do is treat a woman like his father treated his mother. The mirror image of these to people who have never met is fascinating.

      My guess is that this dynamic is much more important than some imagined genetic link.

    2. “…homosexuality is linked to Epi-marks”: A-HA!

  32. thread is great example of reasonoids ability to ignore the positive and concentrate on the negative. one story is about one of the most momentous pro-liberty scotus decisions EVER, and another is about handcuffs.

    note how the thread progresses. it’s like the decision never happened. cause darnit that’s good news on the liberty front. can’t have, or acknowledge that

    1. Fist couldn’t think of anything funny for the gun link. Now police brutality? That’s GOLD, Dunphy, Gold!

    2. When you direct traffic with the Rage against the Machine blaring in your ears do you wear khaki shorts and a button up T with a red bandanna?

      1. He has his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend come in and do it for him.

        1. Dressed in a French maid’s low cut costume to polish the Master’s Degree in Psionics on the wall of his study.

            1. Don’t know, but I would bet we would want him to keep the shirt on, nonetheless.

    3. one story is about one of the most momentous pro-liberty scotus decisions EVER, and another is about handcuffs.

      You see a lot of discussions of the handcuffs, then? Cause really, you should see more about that than about an appellate ruling on a SC decision that everyone here has already discussed to death. That there has only been one throw-away comment should please your misplaced sense of agitation. Or does logic harsh that self-righteous vibe of yours too much? How many sub-threads about this case would be enough? What is the approved number, just so we’ll know for the future?

  33. Confessions of a professional troll.

    The lack of self awareness in this peice would be astounding if it weren’t par for the course.

    When the crowd thinned out, we joined our other friends at the table and chatted a bit, and then I caught an earful of some guy pontificating, at the other end of the table, about how he actually agreed with Mitt Romney on teachers’ unions. (Item: by day, I am a labor reporter who’s well used to listening to white male quasi-liberals blathering about how teachers are the problem with our schools, maaaan, and if we just had merit pay all the problems that are actually caused by endemic poverty would just go away, but I digress.)

    I admit that I can be a bit mouthy and I like proving blowhard guys wrong, so I leaned over and asked sweetly, “Who are you and how are you such an expert on teachers’ unions?”

    His answer, which almost made me snort out loud, was that teachers’ unions are opposed to meritocracy! I shrugged and told him that I was too ? because “meritocracy” is usually code for “white guys get the promotions.”

    She considers the guy the troll. Nice.

    1. I admit that I can be a bit mouthy

      Like it would take a confession to reveal this about herself.

      I like proving blowhard guys wrong, so I leaned over and asked sweetly, “Who are you and how are you such an expert on teachers’ unions?”

      shitthatneverhappened.txt

      1. I want to know where she keeps going that the people arguing against all this progressive bullshit are the loud, angry ones. Cause it’s been just the opposite in my experience. The second you start talking about actual numbers, they fly off the handle and start shouting every emotional argument at the top of their lungs in order to drown you out.

        “Corparshuns!!!”

        “Rich white guys!!!”

        “Privileged!!!”

        “Thousands of years of oppression!!!”

        Christ. All I said was that military spending was only about 20% of the budget.

    2. It’s funny how all these left-wing losers come up with the same stupid stories about how they left some VAPID JOCK/CONSERVATIVE UGH speechless with a witty snap or turn of phrase.

    3. His answer, which almost made me snort out loud, was that teachers’ unions are opposed to meritocracy! I shrugged and told him that I was too ? because “meritocracy” is usually code for “white guys get the promotions.”

      She’s clearly a racist that thinks the coloreds can’t get by on their own merit.

    1. By the way, this is the same group that hanged a 4-year-old boy to death because he had the temerity to be born into a Shiite family.

      You fucking piece of shit.

      1. There seems to be the idea on the Left that, if one side is a gang of protofascist pricks like the Syrian Ba’ath Party, those that oppose them simply must be Jeffersonian democrats.

        You’d think that 1979 Iran would disabuse them of this habit, no?

      2. I know. I saw Babwa Wawa interviewing The Ascended One about this and my reaction was “How does Obama recognizing them confer legitimacy on them?”

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