CNN Debuting Crossfire Early Due to Syria, Longshore Union Breaks With AFL-CIO Over Obamacare, Immigration Reform, Florida Man Finds Sunken Spanish Treasure: P.M. Links


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    President Obama is confident he'll get support from Congress on action in Syria, while some members of Congress aren't so sure. Others are using the situation to push for a reversal of defense spending cuts. France says it'll increase military aid to Syria's rebels if the US decides not to strike the country. CNN will be debuting its reboot of Crossfire, with Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones, this Monday instead of next Monday as scheduled, because of the debate about Syria.

  • The International Longshore and Warehouse Union severed ties with the AFL-CIO over the latter labor organization's support for Obamacare and immigration reform.
  • The California state assembly has put on hold legislation passed by the Senate that would see the installation of RFID chips in driver's licenses and other state ID.
  • A Detroit resident let the city's tax department keep her $500 refund, and the tax department insisted she actually owed more than $5,000 in response. The resident, an accountant, eventually found the city actually owed her an additional $416 in refunds.
  • Four television stations alleged to have links to the Muslim Brotherhood have been closed by Egyptian authorities.
  • Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez was convicted of pot possession, fined $250 and ordered to give anti-drug talks to children.
  • A Florida family found a sunken Spanish treasure containing gold chain, gold coins, and a gold ring, estimated to be worth $300,000.
  • The London's Walkie-Talkie skyscraper, currently under construction, melted a car.

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  1. The resident, an accountant, eventually found the city actually owed her an additional $416 in refunds.

    Hell hath no fury like an MBA scorned.

  2. CNN will be debuting its reboot of Crossfire…

    They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let ’em crash.

    1. BUT SE CUPP

      1. If CNN just got her and Michelle Malkin to mudwrestle and not talk about politics at all, they would have their first hit show.

        1. It should be SE Cupp vs. Crystal Ball.

          Ball vs. Cupp

          1. Cupp’n’Balls

          2. 2 balls one Cupp

          3. S.E. Cupp and Krystal Ball actually were cohosts of MSNBC’s The Cycle.

            Only MSNBC could let a show that immediately makes people think of menstruation go to air.

            1. Every 28 days, instead of debating, they’d cry and eat pistachio Haagen-Dazs.

        2. If CNN just got her and Michelle Malkin to mudwrestle and not talk about politics at all, they would have their first hit show.

          Crossfire: Jello Edition.

          1. It would be way more popular than anything else they have. Those morons should hire me and I’ll make their network more popular than HBO.

    2. Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones

      A demagogue, a RINO, a spin artist, and a Truther. Quite the murderers row of talent CNN put together there.

      1. Up against Monday Night Football. Let me know how it is.

      2. Make no mistake. It isn’t about quality. It’s about quantity and volume.

  3. A bit of poetic justice
    Rapist may have contracted HIV from his victim
    Definitely deserves it.

    1. Ow! That’s gonna leave a mark…

    2. Female to male transmission? Highly unlikely.

      1. It does happen. Perhaps unlikely in any given case, but fairly likely to happen to someone at some point.

      2. It happens. More likely if there’s vaginal trauma.

        1. and that happens quite often with rape.

        2. Also if the male has STIs, which I’m guessing rapists get more often than most men.

  4. A Florida family found a sunken Spanish treasure containing gold chain, gold coins, and a gold ring, estimated to be worth $300,000.

    What the taxes like on that kind of fine

    1. That’s the portion you leave for One-Eyed Willie so that you don’t accidentally set off the booby trap like those stupid Fratellis.

    2. In Detroit, about $3,000,000.

    3. “What the taxes like on that kind of fine”

      Prolly, oh, $300,000.

    4. Hey, that’s our shared heritage you got there. Now give it to me!

    5. I’m sure they have reported the entire find…

    6. That’s really interesting actually – coinage and collectibles is taxed at cap gains rates of 28% – but only on the sale of assets.

  5. Travyon’s dad leads FAMU football tema onto field
    Seriously, they just need to officially beatify the kid, already. St. Trayvon, the patron saint of Skittles.

    1. “Trayvon wanted to go to FAMU.”


      1. he got kicked out of high school. sounds like FAMU material to me…

        1. Please. They already had a spot for him on Miami’s football team.

          1. We Went There: Jeff Ross’s Scorched-Earth Brilliance at James Franco’s Celebrity Roast
            …A Ross joke I don’t expect will make the telecast: “Face it, Franco, you and Anne Hathaway had the comedic chemistry of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.”…

            …You could tell he wanted the boos, that it was somehow his responsibility as a professional roaster to actually lay a glove on Franco. It’s hard to say if he did. Maybe it’s impossible. But he closed with a sign-off worthy of Don Rickles himself: “You truly are a Renaissance man. I hope you die of black plague.”

            1. Is Franco supposed to be funny or something? Or is he supposed to be all super serious?

              1. Franco was roasted because every comedian has a Franco joke. Not so much a comic peer as he is an easy target.

                Still wanna see Springbreakers, though. I find the clips of him in it mesmerizing.

            2. What does it say about me that I laughed?

            3. I watched it, some really good material. Jews cracking the funniest anti-Semitic jokes this side of Anthony Jizzneck’s one with the punch line, ‘Now I can’t believe they only did it once.’ Surprisingly funny was Jonah Hill. I didn’t think I’d relate to his point of view at all, but he had me the entire time. Such beautiful, crystal clear hate on display. My only disappointment, Sarah Silverman who looked incredible wore black underwear so not even a cameltoe on that cooch.

      2. College students are much easier marks than armed neighborhood watchmen.

    2. I wonder when they’re going to have the parents of the drum major the marching band beat to death do this.

    3. We’re they sippin’ that sizzurp instead of Gatorade?

  6. Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez was convicted of pot possession…

    If he had kept it on the reservation they wouldn’t have been able to touch him.

    1. Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez was convicted of pot possession…

      He let me down one last time.

        1. -12 feet

    1. Yo, fuck Nestle. My six-year old wanted a Wonka chocolate bar after seeing the movie for the first time and was denied by their evil discontinuing of the line.

      And she’d like to have a word with them about the “Everlasting” part of the “Everlasting Gobstoppers” they sell.

        1. I don’t know if I’m going to click that… Is one of the flavors “milk”?

          1. I have had a green tea flavor KitKat. The most I can say is “interesting.”

            1. Some Japanese and Chinese candies/snacks are really good, and others just leave you scratching your head.

        2. I’ve had Purple Sweet Potato and it was pretty good

      1. “This is the most blatant case of false advertising since my suit against the movie The Neverending Story.”

        1. Sounds like it could only be beaten by a fish story. Does that sound like someone who had all they could eat?

        2. Care to join me for a belt of Scotch?

          1. It’s 9:30 in the morning!….Somewhere.

      2. Uh, if Charlie hadn’t fucked up the candy lab by going where Wonka told him not to go, those would have been developed by now. Did you know that Charlie was actually a saboteur paid by the Mars company?

        1. That’s total bullshit. He did nothing wrong at all in the chocolate room, as you well know.

          Besides, since Charlie is now the lord of chocolate, I’m sure he’ll presently be crushing you with lawyers.

          1. You’re a fool, ProL, and always have been if you’ve fallen for Charlie’s act. When he got in that glass elevator and went to the space hotel, he was reporting to the Vermicious Knids, you blithering idiot. He’s a god damn sleeper agent!

            1. That’s a damned lie. I know several Oompa Loompas who will back Charlie to the hilt. To the hilt!

              1. You’d believe one of those little orange monsters? After knowing what they did to Veruca Salt? You really are stupider than I thought.

                Professor Hubert Farnsworth: What are those horrible creatures?

                Glurmo: They’re the Grunka-Lunkas. They work at the factory.

                Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Tell them I hate them!

                1. For those that don’t know, Veruca Salt is Episiarch’s mom.

            2. Now, that you have put that scenario in my head, it is the only one that makes sense. I find your ability to make complete sense out of anything highly disturbing.

              1. YOU CAN’T UN-THINK IT

                1. The actress who played Veruca was actually pretty hot when she was in her 20s. (Julie Dawn Cole)

      3. And she’d like to have a word with them about the “Everlasting” part of the “Everlasting Gobstoppers” they sell.

        I’m surprised some moron hasn’t sued them. BUT IT SAID DOUBLE STUFF!!1 /derp

        1. Double Stuff is pretty close to double stuff. “Everlasting” Gobstoppers last less than ten minutes. 10 minutes divided by infinity = lawsuit.

          1. They never said whether the “Double” applies to the mass or the volume of the gill ng.

      4. I’d be reluctant to give my kid a Gobstopper. Almost choked to death on one myself.

        I liked the Wonka candy bar from the 70s though. Would definitely grab a pack if they made it again. Has a lot of nostalgia value.

        1. You can probably buy one from the 70s on eBay. I advise against consuming it, however.

          I got the feeling the chocolate bars might still be available in other countries, like maybe the UK.

    2. I thought it was supposed to be Key Lime Pie…

      Thane, can we have a ruling on this?

      1. There was a disco in my town through the 70s up until the early 90s which made a liquored up shake by taking a Key Lime pie slice (graham cracker crust), whipped cream, heavy creme and several liquors in a blender. Ridiculously delicious.

        1. Maybe you’d like a Chocolate Choo-choo chaser?

          1. Wasn’t that the name of the demon who raped Jonah Hill in This Is The End?

      2. It’s AP confirmed

        ’nuff said

    3. It breaks easily and if the thing gets too warm, you have a mess?

    1. Obviously we need to ban cars and drugs as well as guns! For the children!

    2. Don’t give them ideas. Statists would be happy to ban drugs and cars.

      1. yeah… crowd us all into public transportation and other forms of low energy transportation.

        why do you need a car? Just walk everywhere you need to go!

        1. I just don’t understand why density fetishists won’t just get it through their thick skulls that we need at least 10x the population in this country to consider the kind of “stacking” they want.

          1. That Soylent isn’t going to green itself, you know.

        2. why do you need a car? Just walk everywhere you need to go!

          Or bike or take public trains, as the high-density stack ‘n’ pack crowd want.
          19th Century solutions to 21st Century challenges!

          Seriously, as someone who due to a medical condition can’t really walk more than a block, it pisses me off everytime one of these assholes talks about making a new development “pedestrian friendly” so “we can get people out of their cars.” Some of us don’t have that option, so thanks for trying to make things inaccessible for us, Dystopia Dickhead. And no, I’m not going to load a wheelchair into a car, spend ten minutes getting it out and set up, then roll three blocks just to pick up a prescription at the Rite-Aid in your New Urbanism world of tomorrow. Instead, I’ll just drive much farther to somewhere they have a drugstore with a parking lot. That should help your global warming.

          1. Ask the next dipshit who says that — ‘Do you own a large flat screen TV? Is your pantry filled with groceries, a broad assortment of choice? I bet you walked back and forth to and fro the store twenty times to make that happen, right?

            Fucking hate those people. Wanna crush them like scags under my hot pink four wheel dune buggy.

          2. You’ll suffer for the collective and boy-o let me tell you, you’d better like it.

      2. Statists would be happy to ban drugs and cars

        But they, themselves, would still need both. Because they are responsible, unlike us peasants.

        1. They’d only use doctors and chauffeurs with the highest credentials though. Just to be safe.

    3. But, but, responsible people have legitimate uses for drugs and cars!

  7. London skyscraper blamed for melting cars

    1. Thanks for giving a direct link so we don’t have to go through 24/7.

    2. I didn’t realize there was sun in London.

      1. Nor cars worth caring about.

  8. A Florida family found a sunken Spanish treasure containing gold chain, gold coins, and a gold ring, estimated to be worth $300,000.
    Party at their house!!

    1. Doesn’t it have to be at least a million to be considered “a treasure”? You can win 300K on a scratch-off.

    2. Give my regards to the IRS.

  9. The London’s Walkie-Talkie skyscraper, currently under construction, melted a car.

    Those Brits never learn. They were warned not to use Dalek technology.

    1. But who knew there was sun in Great Britain?

      1. You beat me to that comment, damn you!

  10. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union severed ties with the AFL-CIO over the latter labor organization’s support for Obamacare and immigration reform.

    Will now go it alone and separately fund and vote Democrat.

  11. Should I cheer for Arsenal now?

    1. Real Madrid had to get back the money they overspent on Bale somehow.

    2. Fellaini joining United, lol.

    3. You weren’t already? Go Gooners!

  12. Freemen movement concerns Canadian legal communities

    Brian Alexander is a self-proclaimed Freeman-on-the-Land and one of a growing number of Canadian followers of the so-called “sovereign citizen” or “Natural Persons” movement.

    Since one of the tenets of the Freeman-on-the-Land movement is an unrestricted right to possess and use firearms, they raise significant safety and security concerns,” says the bulletin, which advises lawyers who come across Freemen to take appropriate security measures.


    1. They need to use extra caution, these dangerous rogue Canuckistanians could also be high on the pot.

  13. Hackers find ways to hijack car computers and take control

    1. IOW, they just did a proof of concept of what could have happened to Michael Hastings.

  14. Taser used on 80-year-old woman in Mississauga

    1. She was obviously resisting and officers were already upset because she didn’t have a dog.

      Still haven’t bothered to learn how to post the cool way.

      1. It’s a powerful story of one woman’s will to succeed in a man’s rape culture.

        1. So, the Mrs. Steve Smith Story?

          1. There have been many “Mrs” Steve Smiths, none have survived the nuptial bliss.

    3. Those crazy Canadians, thinking they can be just like us Americans.

  15. Others are using the situation to push for a reversal of defense spending cuts.


  16. The right-hander was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to speak to students about drugs.

    “Kids, don’t make my mistake. Start smokin’ that whacky weed *early*.”

    1. So if he was a lefty, no probation?

  17. CNN will be debuting its reboot of Crossfire, with…Van Jones

    Can I instead shove a hot needle into my urethra?

    1. I remember when scum had to go into hiding and stuff. Now they get shows.

      1. His monorail will be the best thing to ever happen to us.

        1. Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail!

          1. No wonder Van Jones supports the monorail. He’s a braindead slob.

            1. He was just given a cushy job.

      2. Communists used to get driven out of the federal government. Now they get invited in.

        1. When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, “I will return to the house I left.” When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.

          Luke 11:24-26

    2. Nobody’s forcing you to watch it.

      1. You are Ted, you are, with your exuberant skepticism.

  18. Fish can differentiate composers, prefer Bach

      1. Once you’ve said “Ah, Bach”, you’ve pretty much said it all.
        — Hawkeye Pierce

  19. MSNBC is so fucking hard at the prospect of war with Syria.

    Last week on MSNBC’s All In, Chris Hayes featured a host of left-of-center hawks, including Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Julia Ioffe of The New Republic, Iraqi-American writer Zainab Salbi, who called for a “long-term intervention,” Mouaz Moustafa, a representative of the Syrian rebels, and Tom Perriello of the Center for American Progress, who has argued elsewhere not just for missile strikes against Assad but for “a more aggressive posture that would potentially include regime transition.” On his show, Chris Matthews justified bombing the Assad regime by declaring that even “Hitler didn’t use” chemical weapons. The liberal network’s call to war climaxed with a stunning piece of demagoguery on Wednesday’s Last Word, when reporter Richard Engel put a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl on camera to say, “Does [Obama] want his kids to be like us? ? When we get bigger, we’re going to write, ‘Obama didn’t help us.'”

    Two thoughts:

    1. Someone needs to tell Chris Matthews that Hitler did use chemical weapons, he just preferred using them on people who were locked up and couldn’t shoot back.

    2. We now have Nancy Pelosi’s five year old grandson and a 10 year old Syrian telling us to go to war. Liberals are about as smart as your average pre-teen.

    1. War. It’s for the children.

      1. We must bomb their children in order to save their children.

    2. Just what was Zyklon B, Chris?

      1. Obviously something made up by the Jews in order to give them an excuse to set up Israel, duh.

    3. Wow… Chris Matthews actually said that? Just when you thought he couldn’t be any dumber.

      1. Matthews has proven that you can never make that assumption; he will always find a way to surprise you.

        1. I think he and Jo Biden are competing for “Biggest Moron”.

          1. My money’s on Matthews.

          2. There are many more competitors than those two.

            1. There are many more competitors than those two.

              Has anyone read any E.J. Dionne lately?

              1. Haven’t had time, what with catching up on all the Matt Yglesias.

          3. Biden is like a creepy uncle that your mom doesn’t want to leave you alone with. Chris Matthews is like a homeless man that killed six prostitutes.

            There’s just no comparison.

            1. Biden may be a complete ass, but at least he’d have the class to park a Trans-Am on the white house lawn. On blocks. Matthews will never have that kind of cachet.

            2. He’s a homeless Craig James?

      2. Well, some other moron said it last week, so it must be true. Now Chris Matthews has said it too, so it is even truer.

    4. They’re talking “for the children” to its logical conclusion: ask the children what they want! Of course, the answer is usually “ice cream” or “a pony” so they have to do some coaching first.

      1. “Hey kid, say you want to increase the tax rate on top income earners to 50%, and I’ll give you a cookie.”

    5. I always make major decisions based on what my kids tell me to do.

      1. Hey, do me a solid and tell your kids to tell you to buy me a Ferrari, would you?

        1. I tried. They told me you should get a Scooty Puff Jr instead.

          1. I’ll trade you this quantum interphase bomb for a Scooty Puff Sr.

    6. According to Goring, the reason chemical weapons weren’t used in WWII was because of Germans’ reliance on horses in their supply train and inability to come up with adequate gas masks that worked well for them.

      1. Still one wonders why he didn’t use them against the Russians when they reached the Oder. Hitler had to know he was a dead man walking, so why not take the chance and gas the Russkies?

        1. Its debateable just how effective using chemical weapons really is compared to conventional ordinence.

          Half the time, you end up hitting yourselves with the wind changing direction or the gas getting shelled or dropped in your own lines.

          Plus the other side can wear gas masks.

          I think a lot of the reason why they havent been widely used is because they arent even all that effective in a lot of applications.

          1. They’re pretty worthless as military weapons because they are incredibly imprecise, both in space and in time.

            Generally, when you shoot at something, you want to kill it now! A shell of mustard gas might kill some people, or it could drift harmlessly by because the wind is wrong or their targets have masks. Or maybe they get a small dose that takes hours to incapacitate them.

            Shrapnel is immediate, hard to shield against, and generally destroys stuff in the immediate area of the spot the shell was aimed at.

            So, if I am confronted with an enemy assault, I don’t want gas! They could overrun me before the gas takes effect. I want to mow them down with my artilery fire.

            If I am assaulting a position, I don’t want to run into my gas cloud! I want my guys fighting not stumbling around in chem suits.

            AS a surprise weapon, chemical weapons can be effective, but it’s so hard to get all the stars to align that you are better off letting conventional munitions take the precious volume in your supply system instead of displacing it with chemical weapons.

            1. Maybe they had some particular utility as a counter to trench warfare? I’m just wondering why, otherwise, they ever found use at all.

              1. The only utility in trench warfare was that some of the gases were heavier than air, which meant getting people to leave the trench so that you could shoot them.

            2. About the only ‘sensible’ tactical or operational reasons to use chemicals in modern warfare is
              1. to deny your enemy something, like key terrain or a supply by using persistent agents.
              2. to make him have to fight in a degraded mode; shooting a weapon with a mask on or walking ten miles in protective gear really puts a kibosh on your fighting capability.

              Chemicals are treated like obstacles or minefields; try to go around if you can.

          2. Poison gas was a WWI weapon. Calling it a “weapon of mass destruction” is ridiculous.

    7. Chris Matthews is correct. Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. Executing people in mass in concentration camps is not the same as using chemical weapons.

      1. Yes, but saying ‘even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons!’ is ludicrous when he used the same type of chemicals to murder civilians.

        Assad gassed people in the open and Hitler gassed people behind closed doors. I’m not seeing how what Assad did is worse, which is the implication behind Matthews’ statement.

        1. Wasn’t the whole camp system / gas shower set up created to save soldiers the trauma of having to shoot all those people?

          He was working to save soldiers from PTSD and you have the nerve to criticize?

          1. I think it was just because it was cleaner. I read a book called The Theory and Practice of Hell which is by a Holocaust survivor. He mentions that Hitler removed a concentration camp commandant from his post because the guy would just shoot Jews as they left the train and leave the corpses there.

            As a result, the camp became nearly uninhabitable for the soldiers because the diseases bred by all the corpses that weren’t picked up.

            There were stories of Nazi officers and soldiers beating Jews to death with bed pans for fun. I doubt those people would have had PTSD from shooting.

            Plus, most Jews actually were shot, not gassed. This is pointed out in a really interesting book called Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder. Far more Jews were killed by German soldiers when they liquidated Polish villages than ever died in the camps.

            1. I have some recollection that Hitler was a gas victim during WWI, which may have made him more reluctant to use gas. Yeah, I know, but even psychopaths have weird quirks like that.

              1. I’m totally not going to say anything about certain Senators and torture.

            2. Plus, most Jews actually were shot, not gassed. This is pointed out in a really interesting book called Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder

              An excellent work, but god it’s about as depressing as you imagine it is from the title.

              But man do I love it when Stalin decides the last gang of chekists knows too much, and rounds them up and shoots them all with a new gang of chekists. Then a year later he decides he needs new cheists, and the cycle begins anew. That kind of makes me smile a bit.

          1. The preview button still doesn’t work. Grrrr!

            1. Remove your linked email or URL. You lose the orange, but gain the preview.

              1. It works. Thanks!

          2. Statists always want to preserve the concentration camp option for themselves.

            1. ^^THIS

              Absolutely true.



      2. Shorter griz: derp!

        1. Instead of Chris Matthews make fun of John Kerry who said that Hitler did use chemical weapons.

    8. Syrians aren’t allowed to kill Syrians! Only WE’RE allowed to kill Syrians!!

    9. Just to be fair to MSNBC, it’s not just them, it’s ALL the MSM. Fox News has had a perpetual war boner for weeks now.

      1. Fox News has had a perpetual war boner. for weeks now

        FTFY. War is the Cable News networks’ lifeblood. It’s the only time they get good ratings. It’s why they are so fucking statist.

        1. You know, some enterprising libertarian shit-stirrer should create a fake movement to boycott companies who use Conflict Advertisements (sort of like conflict minerals, but for cable news).

    1. If I lived a few blocks north of where I currently live, I’d be in her district.

      Sure, my representative is an establishment Republican all the way, hawkish, pro-NSA, etc. But at least he isn’t Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

      1. My condolences.

    2. Perhaps she meant to say “counties” after confusing them with parishes, of which I’m sure France has dozens.

    3. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

      The first horse of the Apocalypse.

      1. No, just the back half.

      2. Why the long face?

    4. Are those countries like your “boyfriend”? Totally hot, but I can’t tell you who he is?

    5. Could she have meant states?

  20. “Instead, Kerry told Congress Tuesday that “this debate is about the world’s red line.” He says it is “a red line that anyone with a conscience ought to draw.””…..783727.php

    I guess the rest of the world doesn’t have a conscience. Or, he’s a lying POS.

    1. When did The World choose Kerry to speak for them? He’s the Syrian Lorax.

    2. Anybody know anything about this. It reads somewhat conspiracy style but……


    2. I thought for sure it was going to be spliced into his watching an Orion slave girl dance.

  21. How NOT to move a piano.

    1. “Fictitious force”, my ass!

    2. Bet his friend doesn’t ask for help moving that thing again.

    1. So Drudge readers lean Libertarian now? Or do they only lean Libertarian when the Democrats are in power?

      1. The actual readers, Ron Paul won practically every online primary poll that Drudge posted.

        1. Also, that poll for military action against Syria, on Drudge, is running something like 92% opposition.

    2. They’re all Progressives. The final was between good and evil is Libertarians vs. Progressives.

      Shocked to hear that from Drudge though, I’ve always thought of him as a NeoCon. He supported Romney big time.

      1. There are many small “l” libertarians like me – former Republicans who finally got fed up with the bullshit.

        1. Applies to me, as well — though I was a true-blue socialist before going Republican/conservative.

  22. Mike SIms-Walker looks to revitalize his career in the CFL!

    1. Being afraid of penetration by Warty and Epi is normal.

      1. Which is as it should be. Now where is Warty’s cat?

      1. “I learned it by watching you, Dad!”

    2. So it’s frottage then. At least that means he can have satisfying sex while straphanging.

  23. Girlfriend just doesn’t know how to stop projecting…

    This is a pretty classic example of just someone dishonestly appropriating a very serious issue in order to fluff their own, very unserious opinions. Invoking rape to make your bullshit, knee-jerk opinions seem more interesting than they are is sadly pretty common.

    Good to know that Amanda has a sense of humor about her own beliefs.

    She is talking about her own ideology there, right?

    Turns out that men who get a rise out of controlling and dominating their female partners often see the threat of unintended pregnancy as a weapon to use against them.



    1. Is…is she quoting the review and then attacking the book being reviewed? It would take me 20 minutes to get through Marcotte’s terrible writing, let alone then discern what her terrible opinions are.

      1. No clue. I refuse to engage my reading comprehension beyond the bare minimum necessary to mock, heh.

    2. I’m having trouble seeing the problem with this article. The feminists she is attacking are even dumber than her.

      1. Amanda’s continued droning on about “reproductive coercion” is one good place to start.

  24. Toronto District School Board starts school year off with a bang: One of its schools endorses Holocaust-denying, 9/11 conspiracy website and calls PM Harper a “fascist”

  25. about 15 feet underwater, the Schmitt family found 64 feet of gold chain, five gold coins, and a gold ring

    Are we sure they didn’t find the site of Sean Kingston’s jet skiing accident?

    1. Kerry testified on Tuesday that failing to strike Syria … would open a “Pandora’s box” of “dangerous consequences,” leaving … U.S. enemies itching to test America’s resolve.


      1. Since I view “not striking” as “leaving Pandora’s box CLOSED”, sounds like Kerry’s saying “I had to leave the box closed, till I decided to open it to see what….”

        I admit it – have no idea what Kerry’s saying.

    2. Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Tuesday that failing to strike Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack would open a “Pandora’s box” of “dangerous consequences,”

      John Kerry: This country is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

      Us: What do you mean, “biblical”?

      Chuck Hagel: What he means is Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff.

      John Kerry: Exactly.

      Chuck Hagel: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

      Nancy Pelosi: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…

      John Boehner: The dead rising from the grave!

      John Kerry: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

      1. On the plus side, 40 years of darkness would put a stop to the whole Global Warming thing.

  26. “A Florida family found a sunken Spanish treasure containing gold chain, gold coins, and a gold ring, estimated to be worth $300,000.”

    Are they sure it’s not something a diving company setup as a tourist photo op?

  27. Your afternoon stupid

    2 years ago: Rich dominionists in an age of hypocrisy
    For those who would maintain that the theonomists have never had any significant influence, I would point out here that one of their long-term aims has been to replace the words “rich” or “wealthy” with the more virtuous-sounding word “productive.” Judge for yourself, in 2011, whether or not their desired influence has been influential on that score.

    1. Complementarians see women and ‘gag’

      For these folks, men’s authority over women and women’s submission to that authority is a central, essential keystone to their whole understanding of Christianity. Take it away and everything falls apart.

    2. It’s possible to be rich without being productive. Look at our political class.

      1. And to be productive without being rich. Most people with jobs that are not in the public sector or rent seeking industry are productive.

  28. Enjoy this LGBT Anthem Playlist

    I have to say that I don’t like “Same Love”. Not because Macklemore is straight, but because it’s just fucking sappy and pretentious, two qualities that are nearly always fatal to good pop music, unless you’re Kanye West. So, I thought it would be fun to crowd source plus dig through my own brain to come up with a playlist of songs by LGBT artists that, either through their lyrics or just general intensity or both, make excellent gay liberation anthems.

    Hell no.

    1. Wouldn’t it be far easier just to take the soundtrack from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert?

      1. Or Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Cats.

    2. Well, I agree with the first part. Way too earnest and preachy to be tolerable.

  29. Your afternoon leftist projection

    Postcards from the culture wars (9.3)
    “I think prescribed order is so important to many Christians because they fear freedom. They don’t trust themselves or others to do the right thing without strict rules to follow. I believe some of those in religious and political power take advantage of this anxiety and use it as a control mechanism.”

    1. and progs don’t think people will do the right thing without a million laws and stealing from productive members of society to give to leeches?

    2. I like how her sources are Gawker, ThinkProgress, RawStory, Salon, Crooks&Liars; and a smattering of Proggie Blogs.


    3. On the other hand, looking at the list of progressive commandments…

      1. Thou shalt put the State before anything and everything, include your beliefs.
      2. The government might just be something built by humans, but it still deserves your worship.
      3. Feel free to pay lip service to your deity of choice, but don’t actually follow that deity’s teachings, unless you’re some kind of extremist nutjob.
      4. Every day you have belongs to the State, comrade.
      5. The family is an archaic bourgeois institution. It takes a government to raise a child and educate them while mitigating inequality of learning ability through drudgery.

      1. 6. Murder is terrible, and people should go to prison for at least 3 or 4 years for taking a life. War is also terrible, unless it is overseen by progressive leaders, or is waged against the unfashionable, or progressives need a distraction from a political scandal.
        7. Sexual behavior is your own business. People should ignore the sexual pecadillos of other people, e.g. their spouses, their children’s lover, etc., unless that person is a Republican.
        8. There is no more fundamental form of justice than the redistribution of wealth, from the haves (people who have it) to the have-nots (people who want it).
        9. An obsessive adherence to facts, statistics, and objective measures of truth is the symptom of logic, and a patriarchal mindset. The narrative truth is more important than the factual truth. Therefore, if the facts of reality do not condemn our enemies, you must create new facts corresponding to a better reality. All people were born with this amazing ability, and you should fully utilize it.
        10. Remember that those who have more than you are wicked and terrible. Why should this man have a better car, or a larger house, or a more attractive wife than you?

  30. This 5 year old has already done more than you ever will.

    1. How many comments does the little bastard have at Reason?

    2. [His father] forced the five-year-old to run naked in the snow.

      Where the fuck is CPS?

      1. Inside, where it’s warm.

  31. Women’s morphing need for male investment.
    In a previous post I discussed the importance of male investment in women’s intrasexual status competition. This investment can range from the validation which comes from being selected for a one one time hookup, all the way to the very public declaration of lifetime investment which marriage signals. This post picks up where the last one left off, so if you haven’t already read the previous post I would encourage you to do so before continuing with this one.

    The previous post explained the basic reality of women’s need for male investment in their status competition with other women. However, this still leaves the question of why women make different choices as they age.

    It is important to remember that the desire for male investment isn’t the only force at work here. In the previous post I described how the desire for investment both complements and competes with the desire for “the tingle”. Another factor we need to always keep in mind is the realities of the Sexual Marketplace (SMP) and how men’s and women’s Sexual Market Value (SMV) change with age. …

    1. Mmm hmmm…..did you say something, sweetie?

      1. Why doesn’t she go bake us a nice turkey pot pie, was my thought after reading that fluff.

  32. Proving that Yglesias isn’t the only Slate writer who is economically illiterate…

    Women are taking on the necessary if unglamorous work of handling a massive number of patients who need basic doctoring, and their reward for doing what needs to be done is to get paid significantly less than their male counterparts, who are more likely to join more lucrative, specialized fields.

    Instead of looking at this as an issue of simply getting more women into higher-paid specialist jobs, we should also have a national conversation about why we don’t value primary care physicians and pediatricians enough[…]

    Regardless of how we tackle this problem, the fact remains that we have an opportunity to both improve the health care system and strike a blow for more gender equality, all at once. So what are we waiting for?

    We’re probably waiting until we pay off at least part of this last “improvement” to the healthcare system before we implement your stroke of genius, you dumb bimbo.

      1. That’s ok, you can keep the link.

    1. Instead of looking at this as an issue of simply getting more women into higher-paid specialist jobs, we should also have a national conversation about why we don’t value primary care physicians and pediatricians enough

      Because they require less skill and more people are capable of doing those jobs. Being a specialist requires you to learn everything a primary doctor probably knows while also learning about your specialty.

      There. Conversation over.

      1. Or: Is your doctor a woman? If not then shut up. If yes then mail her a check and then shut up.

    2. get paid significantly less than their male counterparts, who are more likely to join more lucrative, specialized fields

      Sounds like it is a problem with the women in medicine, no? How is it the fault of men or of society in general if women don’t choose to go into the higher paying specializations?

    3. And, young lady, any effort to implement your solution won’t get more internists and pediatricians higher pay, it will be lower pay for specialists until every doc is paid at the same civil service level. What are we waiting for?

    4. Whenever someone uses the phrase “national conversation” you can be assured what they really mean is “tyranny”

  33. A Detroit resident let the city’s tax department keep her $500 refund, and the tax department insisted she actually owed more than $5,000 in response. The resident, an accountant, eventually found the city actually owed her an additional $416 in refunds.

    Rule #1 of interacting with the government is to not bring attention to yourself unless absolutely necessary. She broke Rule #1 and paid the price.

    1. And then the city decided it expanded so many resources with it’s investigation, that she now owes them $300,000 because of it.

    1. What are the odds Professor Smith is at all familiar with the Cantillon Effect? He dances around it like a blind man describing an elephant.

  34. Feminist finds a nut, discards it because, patriarchy.

    new research published … shows that it’s actually getting worse between male and female doctors, as well as among other health care workers. In the 1980s, male doctors made about 20 percent more than their female counterparts, but now that number has ballooned to 25 percent, making the gap in real dollars more than $50,000 a year. For those eager to blame this on women’s “choices” and not on discrimination, I have bad news: The study controlled for hours worked and years of experience.

    But as Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post explains, the difference in what kind of medicine female and male doctors practice may play a major role. Men dominate the ranks of surgeons, radiologists, and other high-paid specialties, whereas women are more likely to become family care doctors or pediatricians. The researchers couldn’t say why this is but suggested it could be a matter of preference or discrimination?or some combination of the two?and called for more research to get to the bottom of this conundrum.

    Instead of looking at this as an issue of simply getting more women into higher-paid specialist jobs, we should also have a national conversation about why we don’t value primary care physicians and pediatricians enough.


    1. For those eager to blame this on women’s “choices” and not on discrimination, I have bad news: The study controlled for hours worked and years of experience.

      But as Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post explains, the difference in what kind of medicine female and male doctors practice may play a major role.

      So it clearly is based on women’s choices, just about what type of medicine they practice. Holy shit this is stupid.

      1. Pretty much. If any man is making more money than any woman, then it obviously means we just don’t value women as much.

      2. Choice is good only until it delivers a sub-optimal solution.

    2. Instead of looking at this as an issue of simply getting more women into higher-paid specialist jobs, we should also have a national conversation about why we don’t value primary care physicians and pediatricians enough.

      I’m going to become a spandex clad superhero who goes around shooting anyone who utters the words “national conversation”. Is anyone ever fooled that the term doesn’t mean “we tell the nation what to think and they STFU”?

      1. Here are some other things you should add:
        rape culture

        Feel free to add more.

        1. Matrix, I have to deal w/ the ammo shortage as it is.

          1. that’s why you recycle the bullets. Dig ’em out of the idiots you gun down. Besides, doing it that way means they can’t match the bullet to your gun.

    3. Does, “Make me a sandwich.” count as a national conversation?

    4. why we don’t value primary care physicians and pediatricians enough.

      Immediately jump from makes less than other specialties to not valued enough. Who says they are not valued enough? As far as I can tell, general practice physicians still make a pretty good living doing something that most are obviously fairly passionate about.

      Also, nowadays, general practitioners aren’t as valuable as surgeons and specialists. They don’t do shit except write prescriptions, ask annoying questions, refer you to specialists and occasionally stick things up your ass.

      1. … and ask if you own any guns …

    5. “national conversation”

      This phrase, like “national dialogue”, just rubs me the wrong way. WTF does that even mean, really?

      1. It means, “we should ‘talk’ about this, and by talk I mean, ‘you should shut up and listen.'”

    6. This can’t be true! My whole house of cards depends on blaming patriarchy!

  35. “More driveling economic illiteracy? Well, sure we can print it — it’s not like we’re a reputable magazine or anything!”

    Putting the “labor” back in Labor Day, fast food workers across the country have gone on strike, demanding better wages and calling for the minimum wage to be raised from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.

    Conservative politicians are always hammering on about how working class mothers, especially single mothers, need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and fight for better lives for themselves and their families. Well, that’s exactly what they are doing.

    Yes, I’ve heard lots about how good unemployment is for workers…

    1. I once asked a prog that if the minimum wage is raised to $10/hr, what do you think will happen to all the the $9/hr jobs.

      His answer? They’ll become $10/hr jobs.

      It’s incredible how so many of them are unable to understand that if you make it more expensive to hire people, fewer people will get hired.

      1. It’s because part of their core worldview is that companies have literally bottomless coffers, and hold on to that greedily while treating their employees like shit, which is one reason they hate them so much. It’s moronic, but it allows them to hate and that’s one of their primary goals.

      2. If this logic worked, you could just take the GDP, divide that by the number of people in the workforce, divide that by 2080, and set that as the minimum wage.

        Perfect income equality.

        1. Why stop there? We can pay them with future money and inflation money. There’s no limit!

    2. There are jobs that pay $25k/year and require a bachelor’s degree. That’s a little more than $12.50/hr. Now, imagine you have someone like that, pretty dedicated and probably works long hours. Then you have some pimple faced kid straight out of high school, probably a flake, comes in late or calls in because he partied too hard the night before. Then perhaps you have some 30 year old woman with 5 kids by 5 different men, and she has a serious attitude problem and does the bare minimum to get by, often late, and always bitching about something.

      Which of those folks would get that new $15/hr fry cook or chasier job?

      1. The women. The other two have male privilege, and that’s not good.

  36. New research shows men feel insecure when their female partners succeed.

    The researchers also found that women felt optimistic about the future of their relationships when a partner had a success, and men felt pessimistic. This, the authors of the study speculate, is related to the sexist belief that a man must always be the stronger partner, leading men to possibly fear that their female partners will want to trade up for someone better. (It would be interesting to see a similar study of gay couples.)

    Because, that never happens, right?

    1. Hypergamy (colloquially referred to as “marrying up”) is the act or practice of marrying a spouse of higher caste or status than oneself.[1]

      The term is often used more specifically in reference to a perceived tendency among human cultures for females to seek or be encouraged to pursue male suitors that are higher status than themselves, which often manifests itself as being attracted to men who are comparatively older, wealthier or otherwise more privileged than themselves or their current partners.[2] According to economists, females have evolved a preference for higher status males because they offer their prospective children both better genes and greater resources, e.g. food and security. Men, who invest less in their children, have less reason to prefer mates with high social status. Some have even argued that males “marry-down” to ensure that their mates have a higher incentive to remain faithful.[3]

      1. They don’t “marry down.” They simply value different attributes.

        1. +1 social proof

        2. Yes. A voluntary agreement between two parties necessarily means that both parties think they are better off with the agreement than they were in the absence of said agreement.

    2. I dunno. It never bothered me when my wife was making more than I did. Even though she was much further behind me in her career and less educated she is smart and organized and made the right connections. Her additional salary allowed us to save up and buy property which has made a big difference in our lives.

      She knows I am an alpha in some ways like nobody else she has ever known so I don’t have any reason to be insecure.

  37. The resident, an accountant, eventually found the city actually owed her an additional $416 in refunds.

    F#ck you, pay me.

    1. I’m impressed, NutraSweet. You managed to post a link to an article as inane as the other links to idiots that get posted here. Congratulations, you’re retarded.

      1. Your teh retard, ratard!

        1. I’m going to have to ask ProL for a translation of this. He’s almost as retarded as you, he can probably figure it out.

          1. If I’m retarded, you’re detarted.

            1. Way to go and prove my point, ProL. You and NutraSweet are really making it easy for me today, him with his pregnancy fixation and you with your susceptibility to Charlie’s lies.

              1. Right, Charlie could out-think Wonka himself. That’s a theory? Your powers are weak, old man.

                1. Charlie is an android from beyond Pluto, you nincompoop. He can out-think the most advanced calculators we have.

                  1. I’m not talking to someone who denies Wonka’s supremacy.

                    1. ProL, you disappoint me.

                      You’re supposed to finish it with YOU GET NOTHING! YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY SIR!

                    2. You shouldn’t talk to him, JW. You might get retard on you.

                    3. Oh great. Now I have detard on me!

                    4. I’m too pissed about the unavailability of the Scrumdiddlyumptious bars to sit around wasting my time with you people.

    2. What the fuck? So they spend years on fertility treatments and then complain about it working too well?

    3. I’m a twin. My parents didn’t know that one of us was coming until my brother had been born and the doctor realized my mother was still pregnant.

      At least these fucking retards have advanced warning.

      Also, protip: Fertility treatments greatly increase the chance of having twins. These two should have known that.

  38. No one seems to have mentioned it, so for those who don’t know (and aren’t heartless bastards unmoved by his works): Hayao Miyazaki will retire from animated feature films, for real this time.

  39. this Monday instead of next Monday as scheduled

    On a Tuesday, this Monday and next Monday are the same day.

    1. I thought this Monday was yesterday.

  40. More stupid in the comments than you can shake a stick at:

    After Omo-Osagie attempted to murder her, she sued state and local police officials claiming that they failed to enforce the order of protection because she was merely a woman involved in a “‘messy divorce.'” Last week, Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided against her, writing that her “complaint inadequately allege[d] sex discrimination.”

    Seriously, the comments are retarded.

  41. Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it?

    A 27-year-old man named Richard Thomas collapsed in terror when police informed him that the woman he admitted to raping was HIV-positive. According to a BBC report, Thomas is currently waiting for his own test results to return.

    Thomas had by his own admission taken alcohol, Ecstasy and cocaine on the night when he broke into the Greater Manchester, U.K. home of his victim. The woman had taken a sleeping pill and only woke up when Thomas had already penetrated her from behind.

    1. Man, long way from The Waltons, huh?

      1. You’ve apparently never seen the uncut dvd version.

        1. Uncut, huh? Circumcision thread imminent…

        2. A gritty reboot of The Waltons is coming, isn’t it?

  42. Forbes has an interesting article about the transformation of Texas and the state GOP. Contrary to what nativist neurotics and hopeful proglodytes would believe, as Texas has become more Latino it has also become more Republican. The key is that the Texas GOP pulled its head out of its ass and stopped needlessly alienating Spics. Maybe the national party can learn.…..-in-texas/

    1. Well, of course. It’s all about how each state integrates its immigrant population; Texas offers very few welfare incentives for immigrants and thus doesn’t have the same toxic political culture among that population that places like CA have.

  43. “the Schmitt family found 64 feet of gold chain”

    Call Godzilla – they found his gold necklace!

    1. Alternate joke: Run-DMC was wondering where it wen!

      1. went

      2. Or Mr. T.

    2. With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
      He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down

      Helpless people on subway trains
      Scream “my God!” as he takes their gold chains

      oh no! They say he’s got to go
      Go, go, Godzilla!
      Oh, no! Robbing Tokyo
      Go, go Godzilla!

  44. Ohio man who threatened police holds ‘idiot’ sign…..DIOT_SIGN?

    A judge had ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign bearing an apology. He began the vigil Monday and must stand outside for three hours each day for the rest of the week.

    Dameron was convicted of threatening officers in 911 calls.

    His public shaming isn’t the first of its kind in the city. The Cleveland judge who sentenced Dameron previously made a woman wear an “idiot” sign in public for driving around a school bus.

    This judge sounds like a frustrated artist. Creative punishments should be banned, wait I recall something about . . . cruel and unusual?

    1. I read about a guy who was charged with playing music too loud. The judge gave him a choice between paying a $100 fine or spending 4 hours listening to polka.…..1084.shtml

    1. 20 year old me from the past approves…

      1. The fact that she just totally owns it is what makes it fun.

        1. A buddy of mine manages a bar that has a bar full of her type every weekend. He always interesting stories.

          1. He actually uses prepositions, too.

            1. But does he get propositioned while putting prepositions in their proper position?

    2. I bet she banged that cop.

    3. There is an ugly undercurrent in those comments from people who want her to experience some kind of cosmic justice for sticking her middle finger at their god/society/ideals with her lifestyle. It’s both direct (‘that tart’s tawdry behavior! Hope she gets what’s comin’ her way.’) and in the form of concern trolling (‘Poor dear! Crying for help! I hope she gets help.’). They would rather their idea of justice be meted on a party girl more than some scum motherfucker they elected to high office. I hope she lives to ninety and does it blitzed and never letting up on the peddle once. A less suicidal Hunter Thompson.

      1. Yeah, that’s why I don’t read the comments.

      2. What are you? Some kind of junkie faggot? You probably got busted, shirtless, on COPS.

        Live and let live seems to be a vanishing philosophy.

  45. 83 year old pussy magnet:…

  46. Broke ass Spain is going to do every shitty thing it can to take that guy’s property.

  47. Last week I caught a 16″ largemouth bass on 4 lb. line with no leader. That is all.

    1. Nice. Where did you fish?

      1. Lake Champlain

  48. “The International Longshore and Warehouse Union severed ties with the AFL-CIO over the latter labor organization’s support for Obamacare and immigration reform”

    There’s my guys!

  49. aover the mountain and through the woods!

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