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    Darrell Issa may subpoena the IRS for documents related to Obamacare implementation. House conservatives say support for their plan to shut down the government over Obamacare is growing, while an IRS employee interviewed in the Ways & Means committee says the IRS is still not processing Tea Party applications.

  • An internal audit at the NSA revealed thousands of privacy and legal infractions committed by the agency every year. In the meantime, as issues about domestic spying come to the forefront of the public debate, President Obama has purged his "blue-ribbon" Intelligence Advisory Board, which now has only four members and isn't doing much.
  • Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.
  • Chuck Hagel  approved six new orders related to sexual assault in the military; most of them are ideas from Congress or are policies already in place.
  • The ACLU is in a battle with its unionized workers, which include legal and administrative assistants who say the civil liberties non-profit is violating their rights with a new contract.
  • The Washington Post, CNN, and Time magazine say they've been hacked by a Syrian pro-Assad outfit that's redirected some of their news links.
  • A British judge ruled a learning disabled man must undergo a vasectomy because having another child could cause him "psychological harm."

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  1. An internal audit at the NSA revealed thousands of privacy and legal infractions committed by the agency every year.

    It’s hard to believe the NSA has any staff left at all, what with all those violators dismissed and prosecuted.

    1. They just had to wait for the judge to finish his round of golf before they could get him to stamp the form saying it was all legal.

  2. No free speech for clowns.

    1. The DOJ should look into the NAACP. I mean, what kind of racist outfit still refers to African American’s as ‘colored people’?

      1. If the clown was employed by the state, isn’t this an illegal firing – for expressing political views?

      2. “Advancement” isn’t exactly accurate, either.

    2. CLOWN ETHICS!

      1. first they came for the juggaloos.

    3. the announcement of Missouri State Fair officials that all rodeo clowns will now have to take sensitivity training as a condition of their employment.

      [speechless]

      1. “Pardon me, sir, please accept this complimentary cream pie as a token of our esteem.”

        SPLAT

      2. If I believed in such a thing, I’d say we were approaching Peak Derp.

        1. I don’t see any problem with one clown making fun of another clown.

    4. Killing the Court Jester is the final nail in the coffin of freedom.

    5. There’s nothing sadder than the tears of a clown, when there’s no one around.

    6. A real clown wouldn’t mock the Obama.

      Judy Quest is a board member and past president of Clowns of America International, an organization of clowns that promotes the craft. She has been a clown for 32 years and has trained hundreds of clowns. She writes regularly for clown journals.

      1. Obama’s clown nothing like Bush.

      2. “clown journals”? They peer reviewed???

        1. That’s a clown question, bro.

          1. *applauds
            +1 Harper

      3. She writes regularly for clown journals.

        Obviously the only way to be recognized as having true clown expertise is being published in the clown journal. Please…tell me there is peak derp.

        1. That is a strong candidate for Peak Derp.

        2. “I thought it would be all glory – you know, the glory of being a clown? I tell you, it’s hard, tiring work. But when I see the smiles on their little faces, I just know they’re getting ready to jab me with something.”

        3. I really loved her articles

          We’re Not Clowning Around: Why it’s not OK to use the squirting flower anymore

          and

          The Clown That Wouldn’t Fit in the Car: How to promote the self-image of our larger clown bretheren

      4. Ahem. Penn Jilette is a real clown — has his Barnum and Baley diploma to prove it — and he mocks Obama.

        1. But he’ll never be able to appear in the Missouri State Rodeo.

      5. So I can read her in the New York Times, and at Salon?

        1. None of those are ‘serious’ Clown Journals.

    7. “[NAACP pres Mary Ratliff] went on, Breitbart reported, to say that Governor Nixon’s “planned Pancake Breakfast for Thursday should be his ‘Last Supper’ at the Missouri State Fair in response to the racially intolerant attacks on his Commander in Chief.””

      Last Supper?

      “He who pours his syrup on his pancake will betray me.”

      ALTERNATE JOKE: “What you are going to do, do it quickly – and stupidly, too, but that goes without saying.”

      1. Come to think of it, Ratliff’s statement seems a bit like a threat against the governor. I mean, getting crucified seems as painful as getting run over by a bull.

    8. Sounds like someone at the NAACP needs to take desensitivity training.

  3. A British judge ruled a learning disabled man must undergo a vasectomy because having another child could cause him “psychological harm.”

    Meh. The courts can always order a vasovasectomy if someone changes his mind.

    1. Who *isn’t* psychologically harmed by having a child?

      Fuck off, eugenicist slaver.

  4. Double the fun! Paris Hilton shows off her super svelte figure in two bikinis… before getting covered in foam during Ibiza DJ set

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..J-set.html
    If she wasn’t a diseased hood rat I’d say she looks fuckaliscious. However…

    1. Anyone see her sex tape? I did. She gave the most disengaged, lousy BJs I’ve ever seen.

      1. That was nothing compared to how disengaged she was during the actual sex.

    2. She has to be a fake dj, right? Just press play and all that?

      1. She has to be a fake dj, right? Just press play and all that?

        Is there some other function to being a true dj?

        1. Don’t they use a strange device known as a record player? Sounds like an exotic instrument.

      2. Maybe she’s been practicing, but there was video of her playing before where she had some handler making sure the volumes were correct, and she had a massive trainwreck during her set.

        Must be nice to be so rich that you can just buy your way to a dj gig in Ibiza.

        For the record, to be a really good dj does take some skill. The entire setup should be thought of as a crazy instrument, at least the way most modern djs are using the technology nowadays. There are those that cheat and play pre-recorded sets or something similarly weak, but most put a lot of time, effort, talent, and musical knowledge into their sets.

    3. Very deceptive first picture.

    4. Meh.

  5. Neighbors threaten to sue family for building wheelchair ramp for their daughter with cerebral palsy – because it looks ugly

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-ugly.html
    Tolerance in action.

    1. It doesn’t actually look too bad. They even took the time to dress it up a little with that box garden in front of it.

      The family should make a big deal out of this and let the community put the pressure on. Their daughter probably has a lot of support at the school she attends, I’d start getting the news out there. The complaining family will have their house egged every weekend.

      1. The complaining family will should have their house egged every weekend.

        1. They better. Me and a couple friends generally refrained from that kind of vandalism, but we’d dedicate a Saturday night here and there to egg the house of guys who took advantage of a drunk girl at a party last weekend or the occasional narc (didn’t even do drugs at the time).

          We’d have had no problem mobilizing in this case.

    2. I’d guess that shitty neighbors who bring public attention to their shittiness hurt property values a lot more than a wheelchair ramp.

    3. The ADA countersuit should be pretty epic. I’d name the lawyers representing the neighbors for specious tort while I was at it.

      1. ya. Might be first time I’m happy about the ADA existing.

  6. Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.

    25 years from now, the government will take credit for high speed internet.

    1. The best part is that it won’t be called a tax. It will be called a fee. They do this crap in Illinois all the time so they can say they didn’t raise taxes, the instituted fees.

      1. The probably will. Don’t even have the balls to call it a tax, or they try to force industries to absorb the tax amount into the price of their goods and services like they tried with the airline industry a few years back.

        1. Lower wage worker – the ones Obama cares so much about – will see their cell phone bills increase, not by much, but when you’re just scraping by, it hurts.

          1. I thought they all had Obama phones.

      2. Is it a penalfee?

    2. You didn’t build that.

    3. How do I get in on the class-action suit for this unconstitutional tax?

    4. The internet’s not fast enough?

    5. Can’t they just use that bullshit “Universal Service Fee” tax for this? It seems like a better use of that than what they currently use it for, the “free burner phones for drug dealers” program.

    6. 25 years from now, the government will take credit for high speed internet.

      Are you kidding me? They already claim to have invented the internet.

    7. Something, something… bills for revenue must originate in the House of Representatives… something, something.

      Just another outright violation of American law and his oath of office by the President.

  7. The spy aged EIGHT: How American forces recruited a young boy to plant a chip on his stepfather – an Al Qaeda target in Yemen – so they could kill him in a drone strike

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..trike.html
    Recruiting kids to be responsible for the death of members of their own family. Classy.

    1. A lot of kids hate their stepdads.

      1. Oh, I know. I’m a hated stepdad.

        1. no chip implants yet?

          1. Not that I know of…

        2. That’s not the only reason you’re hated. :-p

          1. Yeah. Lots of people resent the fact that I’ve got a hot wife who makes size four jeans look delicious.

            1. When is the baby due?

                1. Ah. I saw “size four jeans” and jumped to the wrong conclusion.

    2. At home we call it D.A.R.E.

      1. DARE to keep kids off Ritalin.

    3. If Obama had a Muslim son, he would look like Barq.

      1. If Barq had a soda, would it look like rootbeer?

        /ducks

        1. Hey Barq, that pop you got there has quite a bit of bite.

    4. Recruiting kids to be responsible for the death of members of their own family. Classy.

      Do you want the terrorist to win!? Do you? What is the saying about the abyss?

    5. You know who else recruited kids to help kill their families?

      1. The retired Pope?

    6. I can’t understand why those silly Germans think we’re like the Stasi.

  8. Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.

    Interstate commerce taxing authority blah blah blah just do it no one is going to challenge you anyway.

    1. I thought regulating interstate commerce and taxing were Congressy things.

      1. This clearly falls under the authority of FYTW.

      2. Congress has willing ceded its responsibilities to regulators, anyway. Might as well include this.

  9. Outrage after police shoot dead a young mountain lion when it appears in Arizona family’s backyard

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..trage.html
    What the fuck do you think will happen if you call the cops? Fucking morons.

    1. More points for shooting a mountain lion than a dog, right?

      1. I’m beginning to think there’s a secret set of Steam achievements for cops.

    2. Pretty sure I’ve told this story before, but had a neighbor growing up who woke up to noises on the roof. Thought it was a burglar. Went outside with a shotgun to find a mountain lion feasting on his dog.

      We woke up to the sound of him wasting that kitty.

      I was pretty young, but I don’t recall any local outrage at all.

    3. Melora Nivienne wrote on Twitter: ‘So tragic: A terrified young mountain lion was brutally gunned down,w/the consent of @azgfd.’

      What a bunch of shit. Do these people not know what a mountain lion is? I give the cops a lot of shit for the terrible things they do, but shooting a deranged, gaunt mountain lion who is hunting in people’s backyards is not one of them.

      1. What a bunch of shit. Do these people not know what a mountain lion is?

        Of course they do, it’s a large kitty cat. Right?

        1. That’s a weak sugar high for them. They’ll be thirsting for the blood of domesticated canine again and soon.

      2. I don’t have a problem with the cops killing the mountain lion either.

        I just wonder what people are thinking when they call the cops. I mean, you’re inviting people with clubs and guns who face no consequences for their actions. Of course they’re going to shoot the animal. There is an animal, and they’ve got guns. Doesn’t matter if it’s a mountain lion or a poodle, they’re gonna kill it. That’s what they do.

        1. Right, my comment was directed towards the twitter writers in the article. I bet those people weren’t even there to be in danger. They just know that no one should ever have to shoot an animal.

          To your point, I can’t even come up with something snarky about what these people thought would happen or who they thought they were calling, it seems so obvious what the outcome was going to be. Maybe they though Sheriff Andy was going to come down and talk some sense into the cat?

          1. According to the article they expected the cops to trap and relocate the animal. But what fun is that when you can put holes in it and watch it die?

            1. According to the article they expected the cops to trap and relocate the animal.

              There’s no way they could have adequately trapped and released that animal (not that makes any kind of fiscal sense anyways).

              Unless that animal were moved hundreds of miles, he’d find his way back in very short order. Once a big cat has a taste for neighborhood domesticated animals, the game is up, as cats and dogs are much easier prey than deer and elk. Shoot him and be done with it.

              Animal rights activists are retarded when it comes to killing large predators. They’re like big city environmentalists telling farmers how to farm. They don’t know dick. Large cats absolutely have a place, but it isn’t in back yards killing dogs and cats or on ranches killing livestock.

      3. shooting a deranged, gaunt mountain lion who is hunting

        Animals!

        But seriously, how does a mountain lion doing what mountain lions do make it deranged? Never understood how people expect animals to respect their property.

        1. I think the notion is that a “sane” mountain lion will stay out of settled areas because humans are dangerous, as the fate this mountain lion demonstrates.

    4. So the cops are going to be prosecuted for killing a protected animal, right?

    5. I’m with the cops on this one. Kitties that big don’t mix well with people.

    6. Poor thing looks like it was starving.

  10. Check where many of the most segregated cities in America are – that’s right the BOS-DC corridor.

    1. Caucasians are blue, blacks are green, Hispanics are orange, Asians are red, and other races are brown.

      Hold on, I have a bunch of jokes that need re-written.

      1. Blue dots cluster like this, but green dots cluster like this…

        1. There is a huge red cluster not far from my house, I knew there was a Korean church there, but didnt realize the whole neighborhood behind it was Asian.

          Also, there is an amazing cluster of red/orange/blue/green in one neighborhood, random and evenly dispersed. Im familiar with the apartment complex. Its…interesting.

          1. Sounds like you now know where to keep your head on a swivel.

            1. The city of Anchorage, which is only a few blocks from my house, is very odd.

              Driving thru it, its mansion-mansion-shack-mansion-mansion-shack.

              Or blue-blue-green-blue-blue-green on that map.

              Its old money (plus Papa John). The servants had to live somewhere.

              But its diverse!

              1. that’s what happens when zoning laws are nonexistent…CHAOS…and mixing of the peoples. In other words, Radical Libertarianism.

                /derp

    2. Whats the point if you cant zoom in and look at any area you want?

      1. “To explore these maps on your own, visit the Cooper Center’s website.”

      2. The map features 308,745,538 dots, each smaller than a single pixel

        Wait. What?

    3. I’ll bet my paycheck that an early version of this had Asians as yellow dots.

      We’ll just make em red… most of them are Chinese anyways.

    4. Not even worth looking at. The HUD’s about to fix it…

      1. But first they will have to do a DNA test on everyone in the country so they can properly categorize them and assign them to the right neighborhood.

        1. Shouldn’t they use SRM for that?

        2. Shouldn’t they use SRM for that?

          1. Ohhh you fukin squirlz…gettin and early start today ehh?

            And,
            I would be a 16A Witbier or 17A berlinerweiss on the SRM.

            1. 16A myself, but if exposed to sun for a few seconds, I become a 9D.

              1. I become a Red Eye in that amount of time and then start to cry like a little girl.

    5. Come on, now. Those are colorful ethnic conclaves that liberals want to buy houses next to.

      1. Maybe not “right next to”. They want to live far enough way that it’s not a walkable distance, but close enough to drive by and admire the pretty, pretty diversity.

    6. Anyone who claims the south was more racist than the north is a moron.

      That said there is a large difference between how the racism manifested in the 2 places.

      In the South racists had no problems whatsoever hiring or working with Blacks, but they wouldn’t associate with them socially.

      In the North you’d invite a black person into your home and socialize with them but hiring one? Heavens forbid.

      Net result was that as instutionalized racism declined over the last 40 years blacks and whites in the south ended up in very similar socio economic groups and therefore very mixed communities. In the north however you had a much sharper economic divide along racial lines and therefore much more segregation as minorities were shunted off into welfare communities because it was the only place they could afford to live.

      1. Racists in the South liked the individual but not the race.

        Racists in the North liked the race but not the individual.

        1. Racists in the South liked the individual but not the race.

          Racists in the North liked the race but not the individual.

          The first sentence here is nonsensical. Racists in the south liked the individual so much that they mutilated black people for whistling at white women. Yeah, okay.

          The second sentence, though, is not just accurate about the past, but is actually still true. How many wealthy white liberals totally care about black people but live in all white neighborhoods in which they’re surrounded almost exclusively by rich white liberals? Once in a while they might let a black guy like Toure come to a party so that they can feel cool for having a diverse get together, but other than that they’d prefer the scary black people stay at a distance where they can be cared for by an unfeeling bureaucracy.

          1. The first sentence here is nonsensical. Racists in the south liked the individual so much that they mutilated black people for whistling at white women. Yeah, okay.

            I think you’re reading “the” as “every” in the first sentence. Try it again, sticking to the words I wrote.

            It was very common to have black friends while not liking blacks as a group.

            1. I have human friends, but hate them as a group.

  11. Moment African American firefighter and pastor was cuffed after he waved at cops – who thought he was flipping them off

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..olice.html

    The officers only began to back off after they learned that Madison was a firefighter and youth pastor.
    ‘Once they found out I was a fireman their attitude changed,’ he said.

    Lucky for him they found out he was on their team, because no doubt a beating was about to commence.

    1. That is not how the police interpreted it, however, as they claim that they thought he was flicking them off.

      Let’s say he was. So?

      1. If we were a nation of laws, then it wouldn’t matter. However that is not the case.

      2. Multiple circuit courts protect that as free speech.

        Such shitty inconsistency too. Every TIME spread on the latest Occupy protest has a picture somewhere of some (insert private school name here) hipster putting the bird right up to a cops riot shield mask without any response.

        1. He’s black and on a bicycle. Probably casing houses for a burglary. He looked like he was on drugs. They just wanted to frisk him for their own safety.

          1. was he wearing a hoody?

            1. He’s black and on a bicycle.

              +1 GTA: San Andreas

            2. And carrying Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail and Skittles?

        2. That’s because there’s a TIME photographer right there. Move that hipster and that cop to some anonymous location where people aren’t watching, and that cop will have no issue kicking the kid around for a little bit before hauling him to jail.

    2. Yet another fine story of police abuse from Evansville, Indiana. Evansville was also host to this trainwreck.

      Which prompted this bit of prime Tulpa-derp.

      1. Gee, I can’t imagine why anyone would disparage these fine officers online.

      2. For those that don’t want to stare directly into a nova of stupid, Tulpa argues that a violent, no-knock raid was appropriate response to an unsecured router, that an unsecured router makes you an accessory to a crime, and that the raid is the appropriate punishment for those people so they can learn their lesson.

        Tulpa the White| 6.29.12 @ 12:25PM |#|?|filternamelinkcustom
        Yep, but it’s not the cops’ fault for suspecting you of the crime. You were an accessory, if an unwitting one.
        There has to be some deterrent to people helping criminals by their negligence.

        Tulpa the White| 6.29.12 @ 12:31PM |#|?|filternamelinkcustom
        I’m not talking some heroic sacrifice here. Just basic, common sense precautions to avoid helping criminals.
        Should it be required by law? Probably not, too messy. But it is required by morality and basic civic virtue. Just like locking your car without the spare keys inside, locking up your guns, etc.

        Tulpa the White| 6.29.12 @ 12:40PM |#|?|filternamelinkcustom
        No contradiction there. Dealing with the unpleasantness of being treated as a felony suspect is deterrent.

        Tulpa the White| 6.29.12 @ 12:53PM |#|?|filternamelinkcustom
        Either immoral or blissfully unaware of the evils that can be perpetrated with a stolen IP address. Either way, they’ll benefit from a good kick in the pants.

        1. Should it be required by law? Probably not, too messy. But it is required by morality and basic civic virtue. Just like locking your car without the spare keys inside, locking up your guns, etc.

          Tulpa is now arguing that cops should be allowed to bust your door down not for breaking any law, but for not following a nebulous code of ‘basic civic virtue.’

          That’s the most authoritarian thing I’ve ever read on this board that was not written by Tony.

          1. Tulpa’s way more authoritarian than Tony.

            At least tony will let you do drugs and have buttsex.

            1. Well, Tony might require it.

              1. Warty certainly does

        2. “common sense precautions”

          Ugh.

          I have to admit, I didn’t get the Tulpa-hate at first. And then, I started to pay more attention to his comments…

          1. I have to admit, I didn’t get the Tulpa-hate at first. And then, I started to pay more attention to his comments…

            Standard.

            Same thing happened with me and MNG. I was willing to treat him as honestly wrong for far too long.

            1. That’s because Tulpa is a pretty dang good troll. It’s actually somewhat impressive. He uses a mix of reasonable statements, along with a hint of crazy so that you don’t know whether he’s slightly wrong or trolling. Then, as you get him to expound, the troll comes out from hiding.

          2. Yep. And he’s a Bears fan. (In case you needed another reason to hate him.)

        3. Oh yeah, I remember that one. He accused me of being a misogynist. Charming fellow.

      3. If you look closely you can find the little hints that tell you that this story is false….

        He said police told him that the Milans’ storm door and window were being repaired at city expense.

        I mean why not just say that they city had unicorns doing the repairs.

        1. Because it was contracted out to the Gnome’s Union of Doorsmen and Screen Repairers.

      4. The comments… DON’T READ!!!

      5. I resemble this comment.

    3. Do they just automatically make every black dude a pastor or reverend when they’re born?

  12. The Washington Post, CNN, and Time magazine say they’ve been hacked by a Syrian pro-Assad outfit that’s redirected some of their news links.

    Unlike Vogue, which went along willingly?

    1. Is Amazon hosting the Washington Post yet?

  13. Means committee says the IRS is still not processing Tea Party applications.

    Why the hell would they? We have midterms coming up.

    1. Politicians getting involved in this.means the orgs are engaging in political activity, therefore Taxe Exempt Status: DENIED.

  14. The Washington Post, CNN, and Time magazine say they’ve been hacked by a Syrian pro-Assad outfit that’s redirected some of their news links.

    What happened to our redirected pro-Obama links??

  15. Christie steps in it, claims to have principles.

    “There’s nothing wrong with our principles. We need to focus on winning again. There’s too much at stake for this to be an academic exercise. We need to win and govern with authority and courage.”

    1. The important words: ‘Win’ and ‘Authority’

    2. There’s nothing wrong with our principles. We need to focus on winning again.

      Why would it matter if Chris Christie wins the presidency since he’s basically indistinguishable from Barack Obama?

      1. Rand Paul’s spokesman responds to Christie:

        “So if I translate Gov. Christie correctly, we shouldn’t be the party of ideas,” Paul adviser Doug Stafford told CNN in an email. “We shouldn’t care what we stand for or even if we stand for anything. We reject that idea. Content-free so-called ‘pragmatism’ is the problem, not the solution.”

        1. That is a great response. I like the war brewing between these two.

          1. The contrast between the two is pretty amazing. Paul is a doctor like his dad right? What is Christie? Where did he come from? Was he built in some disgusting politician factory?

            1. He was a U.S. who became governor of New Jersey and was a registered lobbyist. “Disgusting politician factory” is pretty accurate.

            2. Lawyer for ten years before holding his first office, so yes, he was built in a disgusting politician factory.

              Wikipedia doesn’t mention his career in competitive eating, though.

              1. I thought he was one of the ambulatory adipose tumors which emerge from the Jersey Wastes from time to time.

            3. I like this comment over at CNN

              Flagship, NC
              Chris Christie is correct. Rand Paul needs to do some real work. All he does is talk, talk, talk.
              Did he ever have a job?

              August 15, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm

              Apparently Rand is the one who came out of nowhere, according to the CNN commentariat.

            4. He was a federal prosecutor. He was elected primarily due to the awfulness of this opponent (Corzine).

              1. I would rather have a Barry Goldwater like loss then lose with another McCain/Romney/Christie failure.

                Help us Rand Paul. You’re our only hope.

                1. In a perfect world Ted Cruz would be the Republican nominee for president and Rand Paul would be the Democrat.

                2. I would rather a Barry Goldwater like loss with Rand Paul than a Christie WIN.

                3. *than*(just because it bothers me)

                4. We are still paying for that ’64 loss and the ensuing War on Poverty. What new horrors would president HRC bring that CC would not? As a matter of strict pragmatism the press would at least keep fatboy in check, whereas they would slavishly serve the queen. But from a principled perspective CC is a big-ish govt, gun grabbing clown from out east.

        2. Way to go Rand.

        3. Comment from the CNN article:

          “So if I translate Gov. Christie correctly, we shouldn’t be the party of ideas,”

          You have ideas alright and they’re all deliberately crafted at keeping minorities down (in their place) and pumping Wall Street up. Your “ideas” haven’t worked since Eisenhower. Please keep your ‘ideas’ out of our government and out of our lives.
          Sincerely,
          An Independent who would never vote for your party. Ever.

          It hurts to read the comments over there.

          1. An Independent who would never vote for your party.

            “Hello. I am an independent who only votes Democrat. Sometimes I throw a bone to the Green Party, just to show how independent I am.”

          2. Is that comment in response to Christie? Because I can’t see how the writer read anything Paul said.

            1. They likely didn’t, and even if they did, they probably don’t have the mental capability to actually acknowledge an idea not originating from a dem.

            2. Is that comment in response to Christie? Because I can’t see how the writer read anything Paul said.

              They couldn’t name one position taken by Paul, and I’d bet that if you read these people quotes by Rand without attributing them, they’d agree more often than not. These people are fucking drones. They see Rand Paul’s name and out come the talking points.

        4. God damn Rand Paul. The bastard is actually making me like a politician. November ’16 I may actually be upset when he loses instead of my normal shrug of the shoulders when someone from Team Red or Team Blue wins.

          Perhaps I should stock up on my medicine (booze) now.

        5. Content-free so-called ‘pragmatism’ is the problem, not the solution.

          But I thought principles were made to break.

      2. Why would it matter if Chris Christie wins the presidency since he’s basically indistinguishable from Barack Obama?

        Indistinguishable?

        I seen the man….he’s way fatter than Barry!

        1. He’s even fatter than Michelle!

          1. MMM…in the ass area, it’s close.

      3. Sorry but he is very easily distinguished from Barak, Obama is skinnier and has a better tan

    3. To be fair, “winning at all costs” is a principle.

  16. Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.

    He’ll be back when he needs a tax on the high-speed internet program to fund his new 5G cellphone program.

  17. …President Obama has purged his “blue-ribbon” Intelligence Advisory Board, which now has only four members and isn’t doing much.

    He only had four cronies on the panel? He must have been serious when he originally put it together.

    1. Imagine how much more interesting every story about a blue ribbon panel or commission would be if it was a Pabst Blue Ribbon panel.

      1. The IBM Smarter Planet Intelligence Advisory Board.

    2. He gave the other 8 members white participation ribbons

  18. Long-Held, Foundational Math Assumption is Wrong

    Any of you math geeks understand how this affects us?

    1. I am forwarding this to Dr. Girlfriend for her take.

    2. Pretty minor, in the big picture.

      Prime factorization of big composites using quantum computing is a much bigger blow to most encryption schemes.

      1. Math-smart people are very sexy. 🙂

        1. Thanks…I think.

          1. I wasn’t being sarcastic. Math people really are very cute. Don’t let it go to your head, though.

      2. Dr. Girlfriend seems to agree. It says more about risk models used to evaluate encryption algorithns than the algorithms themselves.

    3. ya I’m not seeing much there.

      “It’s still exponentially hard, but it’s exponentially easier than we thought”

      that means the analysis of how hard it is to break codes was off by some. But doesn’t even necessarily mean that any new methods for breaking codes got invented. Any real engineer always knows to include a fudge factor at the end, no matter how many ivory tower types assure them they have everything under control.

  19. President Obama has purged his “blue-ribbon” Intelligence Advisory Board, which now has only four members and isn’t doing much.

    What does it say about me (or Obama) that at first I wasn’t completely sure you weren’t talking about a Stalin “purge”?

    1. Holy Fuck. I’ve just discovered that Obama’s political idol is Bud Selig!

  20. Chief Judge of FISC admits the court is a farce:

    “The FISC is forced to rely upon the accuracy of the information that is provided to the Court,” its chief, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton, said in a written statement to The Washington Post. “The FISC does not have the capacity to investigate issues of noncompliance, and in that respect the FISC is in the same position as any other court when it comes to enforcing [government] compliance with its orders.”

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

    1. All courts have to rely on the accuracy of the information the lawyers give them. The difference is that in a normal court there are two adversarial sides to keep each other honest. FISA doesn’t have that. So it was inevitable the government was going to lie.

      1. Is a “court” that hears only one argument even a court at all?

        1. Is a “court” that hears only one argument even a court at all?

          Yes, of the kangaroo variety.

    2. Why would this judge have remained complicit in this until the thing started to unravel publicly?

  21. Yesterday was only the 2nd time in my lifetime that Louisville failed to break 80 degrees on my birthday.

    Global warming? Bah.

    1. Very cool summer. And antarctic sea ice is as record levels and sea level dropped in 2010 and hasn’t risen since. What a fucking cult.

      1. Temperatures in the Tampa Bay area have been slightly cooler than normal this summer. Add to that the fact that we’ve had quite a bit of rain and overall it has been a very nice summer.

        1. Same in Washington. Washington has been wonderful.

          1. I didn’t think it was possible for Washington, DC to be wonderful.

            1. As wonderful as a built over malaria swamp can be…

              1. +1000 dead fish in the cement pond

        2. My hops are loving this summer. Im at 4 gallons already, and there are still new ones budding.

          Im really too far south for growing hops, and they burnt up and were done by the end of July last year, but this year has been perfect for them.

          1. I have Cascade and Liberty (of course) but I have had some nasty thing attacking them for the last three years. This is the first year I have had a harvest since the problems started.

            1. I originally had Zeus and Centennial, but both my centennials rotted away over the first winter. Ive got approximately infinity Zeus plants now.

              1. lol. I moved the Liberty to climb my second story south facing wall. Seems to be doing exponentially better. I fear however that next year I will be doing the gutters and harvesting at the same time. After the move it STILL made it to 22 feet.

      2. But, but, but . . . some spot miles from the North Pole has a couple of inches of melted ice!!!11!!!

    2. Remember that they stopped calling it “global warming” years ago. Now it’s climate change. And every type of weather — hot, cold, rain, snow, dry — can be blamed on it.

      1. Well in reality it can be.

        Global average temperatures have gone up in recent decades and some to most of that increase really is the fault of anthropogenic causes. The thing is increases in global average temperatures say nothing about what will happen with localized weather which is controlled by wind patterns and ocean currents. Global averages could go up while come places experience record cold temps.

        The place where the AGW cult falls on their face is in their future projections of warming which are all wildly overstated. The worst case scenarios have us approaching 5 degrees C warming in about 250 years, not 80. The thing is what in 250 years we will have undergone so many new technological revolutions that it is almost a mathematical certainty that we would have weaned ourselves off of carbon combustion for energy long before then.

        AGW is real and it has been happening it is just not a significant enough problem to worry about unless you live in Bangladesh, The Netherlands, or on a small pacific island.

        1. “. . .some to most of that increase really is the fault of anthropogenic causes.”

          Except that non-one can reliably point to data showing a correlation between ever increasing industrialization and global average temperature increase.

          A temperature increase that has disappeared for the decade where some of the fastest industrialization of third world countries has occurred.

    3. Come now. You know the drill. When things are cold, it’s weather. When things are warm, it’s ANTHROPOGENICALLY INDUCED CLIMATE CHANGE!

      1. refresh, how does it work?

    4. Yeah, so nice this week since the rain stopped.

    5. Weather is not climate! How many times do you have to be told. Sheesh.

      /tony

      1. Weather is not climate! How many times do you have to be told.

        Except when it’s hot in Arizona and there’s a fire.

    6. But the Rio Grande in New Mexico is barely a rio and not at all grande! I nearly punched through my computer screen when I saw that bullshit on FB.

  22. http://pjmedia.com/drhelen/201…..mily-laws/

    Interesting piece about how marriage laws foster abusive behavior in women. The other thing is that it doesn’t really help the women. Spoiled children are not happy children. These women never learn how to cope or communicate or mature because we don’t expect them to. They will no doubt die miserable people and not understand why. Abusive spouses are not happy spouses.

    It reminds me a bit of feminism in general. We make fun of people like Marcotte. But really she is a sad unhappy person. We should probably feel sorry for her. Her whole life she has been rewarded for being narcissistic and being a victim. And now she has internalized it and knows nothing else. How can you be happy when your whole sense of self revolves around being a victim? You can’t. And we are training millions of young women to do just that and calling it female empowerment.

    1. When a man isolates a women, it is rightly considered to be one of the telltale signs of an abusive relationship. It should be considered no less abusive when a woman does it to a man.

      It’s considered brave and “taking a stand” when a woman does it. The man obviously didn’t check his patriarchal privilege after the marriage ceremony. It’s one drop in the raging flood that will right all of society one day.

      Snark aside, that was a very fresh rebuttal of feminist bullshit.

      1. It really is. And the truth is that women because they naturally tend to be more empathetic than men, often make the worst emotional abusers. Women can be brilliant at attacking someone and exploiting their insecurities and weaknesses. But since feminism will not admit that any woman can ever be wrong much less cruel, this fact is never mentioned.

    2. The bias against men in divorce and family law causes direct damage in some relationships. I’ve known dozens of men who choose to tolerate awful treatment from their wives because their only alternative is a divorce that promises financial ruin and part-time fatherhood.

      This kind of lopsided outcome is usually referred to as disparate impact when not referring males. Systemic misanthropy.

      1. Except disparate impact is used to refer to supposed unfair results, not process. In divorce and family law the system is deliberately, openly set up to favor women over men.

  23. An internal audit at the NSA revealed thousands of privacy and legal infractions committed by the agency every year.

    I never would have guessed.

    1. Yeah, every top man who assured us otherwise, from King, to McCain to the Kenyan Village Idiot himself was lying their asses off. We were all a bunch of nihilist government haters for thinking they were lying at the time.

      1. http://www.salon.com/2013/08/1…..ied_to_us/

        So many of President Obama’s statements about NSA have been wrong. But he’s too smart not to understand the truth.

        1. So he understood the truth and his statements were not the truth. But Salon says the statements were “wrong” not that Obama was lying.

          They just can’t get out of the cult can they?

          1. The popular indictment of Nixon:

            Either he knew what was happening and was corrupt or he didn’t know and is incompetent has been inverted by Obama’s cultists.

          2. They just can’t get out of the cult can they?

            The Kool-Aid is crazy tasty!

        2. I agree with this statement. He is lying to us because he knows these useful idiots will give him the room to do so.

    2. An internal audit at the NSA revealed thousands of privacy and legal infractions

      Imagine how many would have been found if it had been an honest audit.

    3. I never would have guessed thousands. I would have guessed millions or billions.

      1. Note that it was an internal audit. An outside audit would have in all likelihood been far more accurate.

      2. A fuckup that causes a million people’s emails to be scooped up is still a single fuckup, the way they’re counting.

  24. Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.

    He’s a Constitutional scholar, you know.

    1. Well, when I visited the national archives, time had rendered the constitution illegible to me (too much wear for the lighting conditions, too fragile for brighter lights), so one could study it and never know what it says.

  25. “Obama is looking to the FCC to push through a new cellphone tax without Congressional authorization that he could use to fund his high-speed internet program.”

    Is this how he’s going to spend is remaining political capital? Really?

    1. Yes. That program will no doubt award contracts to cronies. This is what Obama does. He steals for his supporters and fucks his opponents. It is all he knows how to do.

      1. He steals for his supporters and fucks his opponents.

        You mean he’s a politician? *gasp*

      2. He fucks his supporters as well, they just seem to like it.

      3. It seems desperate. Is this suppose to be a “legacy” thing? Of all the stuff he could support before he becomes a lame duck, this is the best he’s got. Sad really.

        1. High speed internet is sort of a thing of religious admiration among leftists. They really think that it is the greatest thing ever and only the government can give it to the poor people and thus ensure their enlightenment. The fact that even the worst ghettos and poorest most remote small towns already have it thanks to the private sector is not a fact they are willing to recognize.

          1. As usual the Left is replaying the FDR administration, with its rural electrification program that they all learned about in their public school educations.

            1. Exactly. High Speed internet is their version of bring lights to the hillbillies.

          2. The fact that even the worst ghettos and poorest most remote small towns already have it thanks to the private sector is not a fact they are willing to recognize.

            I live in a small town just outside Lexington, KY, and I can say for a fact that our broadband is a fucking disgrace. I’m not advocating for “free” broadband for my neighborhood, but I will say that if our government is hell-bent on spending trillions a year, let it be on broadband rather than drones and sending foreign aid to places like Egypt.

      4. This is what Obama does. He steals for his supporters and fucks his opponents. It is all he knows how to do.

        Yep, the ideological stuff is all a smoke screen. His real agenda is lining the pockets of his cronies and himself.

        He’ll be the first billionaire ex-president shortly after leaving office and his cultists will say that just goes to show how awesome he is.

    2. Of course he is.

      Think about it, a government funded high speed internet.

      Now what government agency might have interest in building this technology so as to gain access to the root passwords and such?

  26. Jezebel offers a helpful guide to the one thing its readers do not need help with: repulsing men.

    And this isn’t even word salad. It’s what happens when you vomit up word salad while sharting back-issues of Seventeen.

    XOVain, the deluxe purple Caboodles case full of body glitter gel beneath XOJane’s bed, is the latest to join the ATTRACT HIM cacophony with a column called How To Appear Biologically Sexier And More Fertile, which suggests that the best way to ATTRACT HIM is to use evolutionary psychology (science) to appear to his ex-monkey brain stem reactions (more science).

    1. As I said above, how horrible must it be to base your entire life around being a victim and hating the people you think make you that way. Seriously, do the women at Jezebel ever wake up and go “what a great day to be alive”? Do they know any behavior beyond being angry and miserable?

    2. Why do they all write in that cutesy, unbelievably grating style? Is there a Jezebel style guide somewhere, and, if so, does it come bound in human skin?

      1. The Jezebel Guide to Writing Style. Sugar Free is really the only man to write that.

        Come on SF, you owe to the world to do that.

        1. The mere thought of it depresses me.

          1. You could be the Stunk and White of the 21st Century American stupid.

            1. Another trolling by typo. John, you really land too many of these for them to be accidents.

              1. That was an accident but I wish it wasn’t. Strunk and White are fucking awful. What a stupid tiresome book.

                1. I dunno. I kind of like it. But no one ever made me read it or use it. I think it gives good general advice on writing.

            2. 1. Never use one word when seven words are available

              2. Random parentheses that break up the flow of your sentences are a good thing. You don’t want readers to get caught up in the flow of quality writing and miss how witty you are, do you?

              3. Use lots of references but never in a way that makes your reader think you’re smart. References about Dostoevsky, poetry, science or math just make people hate you for being a dork. All of your metaphors and similes should therefore be related to your vagina or some sort of clothing.

              1. First he came for the humble semicolon, then it was the adorable parentheses. What next, Irish? The unassuming hyphen?

                1. Ellipses are communist.

                  Anyway, My pa told me a long time ago:

                  “Words are tools, always use the correct ones to get the job done. No more no less.”

              2. 4. Swearing is essential to letting your reader know how angry and serious you are. It is also a great way to avoid explaining your point or making an argument. Mansplaining doesn’t work against factless rants.

                5. Related: use all caps whenever possible. Like random parentheses, they show how witty and hilarious you truly are.

            3. I thought he was already working on Strunk/White.

        2. The Jezebel Guide for Girls Who Can’t Write Good and Want to Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too

          1. +1 Magnum

    3. OK, I don’t know much about men beyond the fact that it seems to me like they have a lot of nerve endings on their penises (I think?)

      Yeah, that’s pretty obvious me and I would suppose any woman who’s ever had more than a trivial conversation with a man. Then again, that might require treating people as individuals, which is verboten in the true feminist rules.

    4. Do any Jezzy readers really need help with this?

    5. Remeber: Just be yourself!

  27. David Vitter was just on Fox News in front of a stack of 90’s World Books.

  28. this isn’t even word salad.

    Wow, no kidding.

    Turing Test FAIL

  29. Still more comprehensible than Amanda Marcotte.

    1. ^^ That was supposed to be to SF.

      1. Marcotte is in a class by herself.

        1. Like actually alone in a classroom. In an empty school.

  30. Weiner causing irritation inside Hillary’s, ummmmmmm… “camp”.

    1. In more Dem perv news, not only is Filner a harraser, he has really bizarre taste, too.

    2. You know some lube will take care of that problem PDQ

  31. “Don’t Hate On Al Gore For His $30 Million Apple Score”

    Gore didn’t just make the guy who boosted the share price a hundred-fold comfortable. He handled tricky assignments like investigating the backdating of executive options, so Jobs could concentrate on iThings.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ig…..ple-score/

    1. Not getting elected president was the best thing that ever happened to this guy. Gave him plenty of time to become one of the biggest con artists in the history of the planet without having to deal with any of the responsibilities of leadership!

      1. Not to mention he is quite likely guilty of multiple felonies, possibly even treason for facilitating the sale of forbidden missile technologies to the Chineese while VP. Had he won the election there would have been a lot more interest in investigating the story because TEAM aside every journalist out there wants to be able to hang a President on his trophy wall the Woodward and Bernstein did.

        1. I think we have already disproved that notion with this administration.

          1. Multiple times actually. Obama could shoot a baby and they’d just rate it a “delayed abortion and celebration of a woman’s right to choose.”

  32. Nice story a little while ago on Bloomberg about how one guy from the Justice Department with a stick up his ass can completely fuck up your business plan and cost you millions and millions of dollars.

    That’s not quite how they framed it, but that was my takeaway.

    1. It makes Oprah look like the clown she is doesn’t it?

    2. New Yorkers are nasty bigots.

      1. We can only hope that it was the beard and they do the same thing to hipsters.

      2. In their defense, he could be mistaken for a dirty hipster trying to wash in their restroom because he lives in a plumbing free apartment in Brooklyn.

    3. “I asked where the bathroom was and he said, ‘Right this way, sir.’ He was very nice,” Robertson shared on Live With Kelly & Michael. “He walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, ‘Good luck.'”

      I laughed picturing this scene. I bet he had good humor about it too.

      You really can’t expect to be treated with high regard looking like he does. If he wants to stay at ritzy places and not be hassled, a rational person would likely agree he should trim his beard and hair, and buy some more dapper clothing. Otherwise find a motel 6.

      Were he black with a Norris Cole flat top and a 3XL t-shirt, well in that case, the staff just better fucking accept it. They better not even look at him funny or Live with Michael and Kelly would be all up in that hotel’s chili.

      1. He obviously should have worn the tux from the intro on the episodes.

    4. I don’t really get the appeal of this show. Basically, just being a slightly outrageous parody of how the majority of people view southerners. I grew up with people that would play this part at will…minus the beards.

      At any rate, it was nice to see someone not get all butthurt about a mistake.

      1. That’s just it. They aren’t playing or acting.

        Sure some of the scenes and scenarios played out in the show are staged, but the way the family is portrayed in the show is 100% the way they are in real life.

        Thing is they are also Genre aware, they know that they are kind of over the top stereotypes of southern rednecks but they don’t care, they like it that way and they have really good senses of humor about it (and impeccable comedic timing).

        What makes the show work is they are authentic, they are who they are and are proud of it. Money didn’t change them, to this point at least fame hasn’t changed them, and they both individually and as a family unit have a very strong sense of identity that resonates because of it.

        1. Their timing is outstanding. There was one scene where the old man was being photographed by the dog photographer and during the session proceeds to shoot a squirrel he sees in the yard. The photographer asks “Is this dangerous?” and with perfect timing he says “for the squirrel? yeah”. If was hilarious. And if the line had come a millisecond later it would have fell flat.

          1. And if the line had come a millisecond later it would have fell flat.

            You need to read Strunk and White, and maybe revisit 6th grade for that line.

    5. It’s amazing to me how they have as much money as they do, but they will still shoot a squirrel during a photoshoot so that they can have it for dinner later.

      Though the money does help explain why their wives are all so much hotter than them.

      1. Ain’t no one cheaper than people who grew up dirt poor around dirt poor people. I don’t know whether it comes from having to hide your relative wealth from your no account kin or what, but I know three or four men of that generation who are worth several million each and can’t be bothered to wear t-shirts without holes, groom regularly, or buy a car less than five years old. One of them lives in a house he built for himself. I’m trying to take lessons in cheap from them.

        1. I’m not worth nearly that much, but I am spending an awful lot of a money. Although I guess growing up we were probably not the kind of poor that would lead to this behavior.

          1. I’m not worth nearly that much, but I am spending an awful lot of a money.

            Obviously, time and other factors apply, but maybe the biggest reason people don’t have much wealth is because “because” is a more accurate conjunction than “but” in that sentence.

            1. I’m 25, and I’m not eating squirrels for dinner.

        2. I know several wealthy/well off people who are extraordinarily thrifty. Almost all of the millionaires I know drive late model used cars, live in houses that are well below their means, shop at second hand stores, garage sales, etc.

          They all seem to have one thing in common: They earned their wealth after being raised poor.

          The few “old money” people I know are the ones that drive Porsches, live in mansions, and generally live opulent lives.

      2. The thing is they shooting the squirrel is a cultural thing for them.

        Remember, they got their wealth by selling Hunting supplies, and hunting for their food is very central to their identities.

  33. There seems to be a new ad campaign to panic parents into getting as many children as possible labeled “autistic”. That should make their lives better.

    1. Nothing will lead to being a happy adult like having your parents tell you your whole life how disadvantaged and different you are. People are pathetic. Some of them I swear want their kids to be disabled so they can get better victim creed with other parents. “Oh that is the couple whose kid is special, look at them”. God our society is fucked up.

      1. And then they can go online and write tearjerker blog posts about how tough they have it raising a disabled child, because it isn’t about what’s best for their kids, it’s about what’s best for them and what will garner them the most sympathy.

        It’s narcissistic grievance culture all the way down.

    2. That should make their lives better.

      Well, they would probably get individualized in-home schooling from a selfless public servant.

  34. Mounty Python gets free advertising from Tampa Bay Rays.

    1. Maddon says he found out through research that 2013 is the year of the snake on the Chinese calendar.

      I picture him at a large campus library with stacks of books around him as he makes notes and tries to figure out this whole “calendar” thing.

    2. I see that Selig is threatening to step in on the stadium talks. Everyone knows that the stadium is in a crappy location but St. Pete just doesn’t want to let go. Ten bucks says that when everything settles out the Rays will be over here in Hillsborough and the stadium will be by the Hard Rock.

      1. If they want a new stadium, they should build it their damn selves and collect rent from concerts and such.

      2. I don’t know – I liked where the stadium was when I lived 4 miles north of it.

        Of course, even then I only went to one game in a year.

        1. You and every other Rays fan. They should really solve that problem, then figure out where to build a newer, better, bigger place. Although having a good team several years in a row has helped.

      3. Yes, it is in a bad location: South Florida.

        It’s a bad pro sports market outside of football. They need to get rid of one hockey team and one baseball team. Put the Rays in Indianapolis and the Panthers in Canada.

  35. “An IRS employee interviewed in the Ways & Means committee says the IRS is still not processing Tea Party applications.”

    Well, once everybody found out about the shenanigans, what’s the point in stopping?

    1. It is not like anyone has paid a price for doing it or anything. Their supporters have in fact made it clear they want the President to abuse the IRS.

    2. Having already been caught doing it, the PR damage is already done. Continuing to do this does increase the outrage, but only incrementally.

  36. Historic B&W photos colorized, and better than Ted Turner.

    1. Which just goes to re-inforce how smoking hot Audrey Hepburn and Liz Taylor were in their prime.

      1. They got Taylor’s eye color wrong. They were violet.

          1. And she had a double row of eyebrows, apparently. Mutant.

            (Technically, her eyes were a dark blue that shaded to violet.)

      2. Those are excellent. Plus, Audrey is smokin’ hot in any color scheme. Yow!

        1. Is it just me, or is she that much hotter being barefoot and in the kitchen?

      3. Hepburn was “hot” in the same way the core of a supergiant star is “hot.”

    2. sweet jorts, Einstein

      1. I also have to wonder about his sandals.

    3. Can’t we all just get along?

    4. Wow, ‘unemployed lumber worker’: Find a homeless couple who looks half as well-groomed, clean as those two do in that pic.
      Always amazes me the change that’s taken place as far as what’s acceptable in public over the years. To see the unkempted folks that frequent walmart today and contrast them with the folks in full-up suits and hats standing in line for food in the great depression never ceases to boggle my mind.

      1. People had notions of dignity back then unimaginable now. Back then there was still a stigma attached to the idea of taking state assistance. Nowadays it’s encouraged.

    5. Looking at these photos makes me want to punch in the throat all those who complain about poverty in America.

  37. Anyone else seeing the banner ad up top for US Custpms and Border Protectio? “We’re America’s Front Line. Competitive Salary and Benefits.”

  38. Stupid business move award:
    Trader Joe’s is suing someone for buying and reselling its products:
    ” Michael Hallatt has spent more than $350,000 at Trader Joe’s in less than two years. But the popular grocery chain doesn’t ever want to see him again.”
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/art…..736782.php
    Yes, wealthy lawyers and bad PR all bundled up!

    1. “Trader Joe’s drags a pirate to court”

      Uhm, he’s not a pirate. He’s not even doing anything illegal at all. And unless TJ has plans to move into Canada soon, why should they care? Its not like he’s getting the stuff wholesale – the store has already made its money (and then some). You’d think they’d be grateful, he’s acting like a remote facility, one they don’t have to support in anyway and is testing the waters for whether or not a real TJ would be profitable – all at no expense to TJ.

  39. Thin privilege is being able to sit in a chair without worrying whether it will break or not.

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