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A.M. Links: Republicans Introduce Resolution To Impeach Holder, FBI To Focus Less on Al Qaeda and More on Cyberterrorism, Michele Bachmann Claims She Lost Health Insurance Because of Obamacare


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  • A group of House Republicans introduced a resolution to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. They cited scandals such as the "Fast and Furious" gun running operation as proof of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
  • FBI Director Jim Comey testified yesterday that the US is more vulnerable to cyberattacks than terrorists groups like Al Qaeda. Don't worry, though, he assured that law enforcement and national intelligence are shifting their focus to the web to keep us safe.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says that she lost her health insurance because of Obamacare and that she refuses to use the exchange website until it's fixed.
  • The House votes today on a GOP-backed bill to allow insurance companies to continue to offer their existing plans under Obamacare.
  • Alleged crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is apparently getting his own television show
  • Norway will promote new legislation to "regulate ritual circumcision," the country's health minister said.

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  1. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says that she lost her health insurance...

    If you like your covered spousal conversion therapy you can keep it.

    1. Michelle and Marcus Bachmann: The gay marriage that SocCons can believe in.

    2. Fucking federal employees don't deserve anything more than the worst Bronze plan.

      1. With extra-special death panel decision criteria.

    1. The singularity approaches!

      1. I think its still only 20 years away, personally.

        1. Yeah it's always 20 years away. It if is possible I hope it happens before I die. I'm curious enough to take the risk to see what happens.

          1. Voyager is going to be leaving the solar system soon, too.

            1. Seems like I heard that "once".

            2. Just as soon as we agree on what constitutes the edge of the solar system.

              1. We have to pass it to find out where it is.

                1. That's some funny right there.

          2. I'm hoping for the Charlie Stross program. But that I get left here on Earth and not a minority colony filled with enviro-Luddites who destroy our cornucopia machines.

        2. An exponential curve always seems gradual, until it isn't.

    2. overcoming a key barrier to ultrafast computers.

      Squirrels not pleased with this advance, planning sabotage

    3. Why do ultrafast computers need to hold state for 39 minutes? I thought the whole point was to do things quickly.

  2. Norway will promote new legislation to "regulate ritual circumcision," the country's health minister said.

    H.O.O.P. will be thrilled.

    1. I've got the JDL on my ass.

    2. If you like your foreskin, you can keep it, assuming it wasn't cut off before you realized you had it.

      1. "Wanna keep your foreskin?"



        1. When I was a baby, they circumsized me because I was born without eyelids. They used the foreskin to craft the eyelids.

          Unfortunately, I've always been a little cock-eyed since that time.

            1. You chuckled under your breath as you typed this.

              Admit it.

        2. clap. clap. clap.

    3. Why H&R is encouraging threads on the topic is beyond me.

      1. Come Ted, sit down and tell us about your penis.

        1. I don't know if I should click on the link. What makes these people experts? Or are they just control freaks masquerading as experts?

          1. What makes these people experts?

            They're from out of town and carrying briefcases.

        2. Distaff of disshaft, amiright??

  3. Oh Goody: Krugman Discovers Sprawl
    ...Krugman comes close to suggesting that if suburban sprawl around Detroit had been prevented, Detroit would be fine today. He deplores Atlanta, precisely because it has allowed suburban growth. He endorses "smart growth" policies, "which try to promote compact centers with access to public transit." In other words, Krugman joins other liberals in wanting to use the force of the law to compel people to live in modes contrary to their revealed preferences (as most other economists would say). The irony is lost on Krugman that in order to promote social mobility, he wishes to use the power of government to prevent physical mobility?the right and ability of people to exit predatory, dysfunctional urban governments like Detroit.

    It's a mystery to me why people like Krugman can still claim to be called "liberal." There is nothing liberal at all about them. Like his fellow elitist snob Tom Friedman, Krugman is better classified as an authoritarian. And an especially nasty one at that. Funny thing about authoritarians: they always end up being nasty sooner or later....

    1. """"'Krugman joins other liberals in wanting to use the force of the law to compel people to live in modes contrary to their revealed preferences""'

      That ship has sailed long ago on the 1964 Civil Rights Acts which went from using the law to prevent people being together to forcing them to be together

    2. Public impalement would serve as a warning to the other economists, pundits and transportation planners.

    3. He also missed the part where it is often the actions and failings of the municipal governments that cause people to leave (on top of the crime).

      1. No, he understands they should have used more force to keep people in.

    4. Yet he apparently chooses to live in a very large, sprawling suburban house. Is that a four car garage him and the misses have?

      1. How many misses does Krugnuts have?

        1. Every claim he makes.

          1. +1 direct hit!

      2. Silly Snake, rules are for the little people.

    5. Krugabe goes even further than that:

      A quarter-century ago Mr. Wilson, a distinguished sociologist, famously argued that the postwar movement of employment out of city centers to the suburbs dealt African-American families, concentrated in those city centers, a heavy blow, removing economic opportunity just as the civil rights movement was finally ending explicit discrimination. And he further argued that social phenomena such as the prevalence of single mothers, often cited as causes of lagging black performance, were actually effects ? that is, the family was being undermined by the absence of good jobs.

      These days, you hear less than you used to about alleged African-American social dysfunction, because traditional families have become much weaker among working-class whites, too. Why? Well, rising inequality and the general hollowing out of the job market are probably the main culprits. But the new research on social mobility suggests that sprawl ? not just the movement of jobs out of the city, but their movement out of reach of many less-affluent residents of the suburbs, too ? is also playing a role.

      He's really gone off the rails here. No mention of the welfare state and perverse incentives at all.

      1. It also begs the question that those massive urban centers should perpetually remain economic powerhouses. Krugman, like most economists, has little to no understanding of the impacts of mass society and the relevant dysfunctions and neuroses that come with it, safely ensconced as he is in his aristocratic estate.

    6. Do you know who else built "compact centers" with "transportation"?

      1. I like to think of Krugnuts as my hate boner fluffer.

    7. This from a guy who moved from the island of St. John because it was too crowded and touristy.

    8. Funny thing about authoritarians: they always end up being nasty sooner or later....

      Only because those stinky plebes won't do as they're told.

  4. Impeach Evans. Forgoing Alt-text in AM Links is the highest of crimes.

    1. C'mon, he's just an intern. Cut off his pinky finger and let him try again tomorrow.

      1. Sorry Brett, we're a zero tolerance society.

        1. And after we praised him yesterday...

      2. That's kinda harsh, isn't it? I mean, on what finger will he wear his pinky ring when he becomes a full fledged Libertarian?

        1. "Would you like to keep your pinky?"



        1. This is why so many have trouble bonding with him.

          1. i lol'd

        2. HAH!

  5. Norway will promote new legislation to "regulate ritual circumcision," the country's health minister said.

    Und dees valleet turnsa into a zootcase ven rubbed, okay-dokay?

  6. Why is Tom Cruise in a cop uniform behind Holder?

    1. Go easy on him, his job is as hard as being a real cop.

      1. His only goal is to go home at the end of filming!

  7. A group of House Republicans introduced a resolution to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder.

    So the House GOP is taking the scandals in order?

  8. 'Cherry Pie' sex kitten Bobbie Brown reveals the moment she bedded a 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in explosive 90s rock chick memoir


    Brown writes: 'I unbuttoned his jeans and tugged down on his boxers. When I saw made me gasp. It made no sense. The kid put Tommy Lee to shame'.
    Then DiCaprio dropped the question which almost killed the mood, she claims. 'So Bobbie, do you have any diseases? Also what about gonorrhea? Have you been tested for that?'

    1. Kind of random, but ever notice how DiCaprio violently presses his palms to his temples in frustration or anger in every single movie?

      If you didn't before, you will now. It's weird how often he does it.

      1. Like this: http://media0.giphy.com/media/...../200_s.gif

  9. How NOT to do internet dating: The stupid, illiterate, or downright filthy messages that guarantee these men will not be finding love online


    You know who you are...

    1. I've found it's really easy to stand out over the trash that most other men send. Write about a paragraph that is specific to something in her profile, while using decent grammar and spelling. Do that, and you're already in the top 5%.

      1. I must be doing something wrong becasue I follow this strategy and it isn't getting me anywhere.

        1. Well, a good message is only part of what you will need to get a response.

        2. Stop using Warty's picture as your profile picture?

        3. A well written paragraph about how she would be superhot with a boob job may not be the right approach, Restoras.

      2. Ramit Sethi calls this the "Craigslist Penis Effect" and generalizes it to other forms of solicited introduction as well.

  10. Barefaced chic: Ali Larter shows off flawless make-up free visage after her workout

    I miss Heroes.

    1. We all do.

    2. You miss rambling and pathetic storylines that make no sense?

      1. I was too distracted by Nikki and Charlie and Claire to notice the plot.

    3. She was the worst part about that show IMO. I quit watching when they brought her character back from the dead for the 3rd time.

      The Suresh guy was pretty unbearable too after the 1st season.

      1. Seriously? She was the main reason why I watched the show.

        1. Yeah, don't get me wrong, dat ass and her stems were very welcome, but I thought her character was really boring and she didn't tie into the rest of the cast until really late into the first season.

      2. I quit watching when they brought Poochy Sylar back for the 3rd time.

    4. I hate to break it to the Daily Mail, but she's definitely wearing makeup in those pics.

  11. World's first fully 3-D printed gun is tested by ATF agents... and blows up in their faces

    The Liberator is the first 3-D printed gun
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tested several versions of the gun in different plastics
    One made of Visijet exploded before it was fired; another of more durable plastic fired eight shots easily
    Authorities say the gun is a safety and security concern because it's not detected by metal detectors

    I hope it took someone's eye out.

    1. ATF charges defense distributed with assaulting an agent because they used substandard plastic to print the company's design!

      /end worst case

    2. """"One made of Visijet exploded before it was fired"""

      Exploded before it was fired?????

      1. It's the Daily Mail. They pick the reporter leastikely to know anything about the subject at hand to write every article. Then they bave a random phone dialer call out and they interview the first person to answer on the topic.

    3. Authorities say the gun is a safety and security concern because it's not detected by metal detectors

      Really? Not even the firing pin and cartridges?

      1. A metal detector in the 90s triggered off the two pennies in my pocket. The one in Heathrow triggered off the RFID blocking film in my passport. I'm pretty sure conventional ammunition triggers an alert every time, but remember, authorities are generally ill-educated on technology, even old technology.

        1. Unless they're using plastic printed ammo just like John Malkovich when he shot Clint Eastwood!

          1. I know things about ammunition, Lilly.

          2. Lol that scene where he absolutely blows away the hunter cracks me up. The ducks also explode like they were sitting on an underwater mine.

            It's so goddamn ridiculous how much stopping power that wooden gun had. I have to watch that movie again.

        2. I had one go off a couple months ago due to what could only have been the zipper and/or button on my blue jeans.

  12. Regionalism: Obama's Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution
    ...The new HUD rule is really about changing the way Americans live. It is part of a broader suite of initiatives designed to block suburban development, press Americans into hyper-dense cities, and force us out of our cars. Government-mandated ethnic and racial diversification plays a role in this scheme, yet the broader goal is forced "economic integration." The ultimate vision is to make all neighborhoods more or less alike, turning traditional cities into ultra-dense Manhattans, while making suburbs look more like cities do now. In this centrally-planned utopia, steadily increasing numbers will live cheek-by-jowl in "stack and pack" high-rises close to public transportation, while automobiles fall into relative disuse. To understand how HUD's new rule will help enact this vision, we need to turn to a less-well-known example of the Obama administration's regionalist interventionism....

    ...The administration's "sustainable communities" grants generally require recipients to "partner" with local leftist community organizations. ...

    1. "steadily increasing numbers will live cheek-by-jowl in "stack and pack" high-rises close to public transportation"

      So bringing back the projects then?

  13. Don't worry, though, he assured that law enforcement and national intelligence are shifting their focus to the web to keep us safe.

    Right after they finish updating all that code for Y2K.

    1. I'm gonna stop going to work.

  14. The world explained: Maps revealing everything you need to know, from the longest straight line you can possibly sail, to where rubber ducks wash up if you dump them in the sea


    Some are pretty interesting.

    1. Whoa, scandinavians scrog early!

    2. I never realized the Borg was a Sicilian construct.

    3. There seemed to be a strong correlation between age of first sex and amount of coffee drunk.

      1. I think you're missing the causation: It stays dark for six fucking weeks

        1. I wasnt looking for causation, just correlation.

    4. In Mandarin, my ancestors came from Braveland, Moral-land, and Love your orchid.

    5. Nitpicking: there are McDonald's in Morocco. At least one in Tangiers

  15. Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here's How They Did It
    ...According to revelations about the QUANTUM program, the NSA can "shoot" (their words) an exploit at any target it desires as his or her traffic passes across the backbone. It appears that the NSA and GCHQ were the first to turn the internet backbone into a weapon; absent Snowdens of their own, other countries may do the same and then say, "It wasn't us. And even if it was, you started it."

    If the NSA can hack Petrobras, the Russians can justify attacking Exxon/Mobil. If GCHQ can hack Belgacom to enable covert wiretaps, France can do the same to AT&T. If the Canadians target the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Chinese can target the U.S. Department of the Interior. We now live in a world where, if we are lucky, our attackers may be every country our traffic passes through except our own....

    1. So what about the part that says they can't give you "crappy" coverage?

      1. That's in the *Constitution*, smart guy!

        1. Are you serious?

    2. "Remain calm! Please! Remain calm!"

    3. And how would she know? Three and a half years after passage she finally found out what's in it?

    4. Intended consequences are not unforeseeable.

      1. I hope they keep this up.

        1. I assume the House minority leadership is immune from voter ousting, so yeah, I think they will keep this up. They take any chance to lay blame on an industry.

          But at some point some high profile House Dem is going to break and apologize, and that might open the floodgates.

          1. Maybe but aren't the ones that are holding the line the ones that are also more deathly afraid of their base? I doubt that Pelosi et al will do anything that remotely resembles a retreat from something that they've been desperate to enact for the past 100 years.

          2. But at some point some high profile House Dem is going to break

            Its already happening. Dems are falling all over themselves to introduce and/or support "Keep Your Insurance" bills.


    5. would have [made the same promise Obama did] if I ever met anybody that liked his or her plan, but that was not my experience

      Yes... there wasn't a single person in your entire district who was happy with their insurance.

    6. She really thinks everyone is actually that stupid.

  16. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says that she lost her health insurance because of Obamacare and that she refuses to use the exchange website until it's fixed.

    Sorcerers and Necromancers Guild Local 846 doesn't provide health insurance?

    1. If she'd kept her Swiss citizenship, she wouldn't be *in* this pickle...

        1. I'm serious... She had Swiss citizenship and renounced it, after it was clear her aspirations to be president were doomed.

          she has to be one of the biggest morons on the planet. It's like having a hot chick who can cook and doesn't mind you having your hobbies and an uggo who is constantly pestering you and spending your money and hates sex, and deciding to dump the former for the latter.

          1. Yeah that is one of the most retarded decisions ever. It was clear she had no chance at the presidency or vice presidency and she gave up something as valuable as Swiss citizenship. Absolutely foolish.

    2. Sorcerers and Necromancers Guild Local 846 doesn't provide health insurance?

      Of course not, but they do offer reanimation services should you die while a member.

      1. I botched a blockquote there.

      2. So they have a Death Panel, is that what you're saying?

  17. The House votes today on a GOP-backed bill to allow insurance companies to continue to offer their existing plans under Obamacare

    I'm not sure this is the save they are looking for. I still think it's best to let Democrats own the entire clusterfuck. Debbie Whatshername-Schultz was on the NPR telling me how this bill was bad and mean and also bad. I guess the Republicans put something in there that upsets the ACA-believers otherwise why would they bother when Obama wants to do the same thing by decree and Senate Democrats have yet another similar bill.


    1. I guess the Republicans put something in there that upsets the ACA-believers...

      I would hope so.

    2. First of all, no way does the Senate pass this or Obama sign it. So this is a free pass for the only piece of government run by the Republicans to look functional.

      Its specious, but everyone who isn't a monarchist thinks "pass a law" is the fix to bad law. So the Republicans are signaling that they are the problem-solvers.

      1. That makes more sense. The House can pretty much gets a free play with the guarantee that the obstructionist Senate and Executive will shoot down anything. Politics is weird.

        I think I'm in the majority when I think that this "fix" will only make the problematic lopsided and inverted individual insurance market that much worse.

        1. Oh, I agree. This is terrible from a purely libertarian perspective or really any perspective which values the best outcome rather than a zero-sum political horserace.

      2. First of all, no way does the Senate pass this or Obama sign it.

        I wouldn't be so sure. The Dems are scared to death after McAuliffe and one of the Dem Senators both coughed up double digit leads in the weeks after the HIE "launch." The Senate might pass it.

        And for Obama to veto it after he issued an executive proclamation doing exactly the same thing, only with no legal effect, would be hard to sell.

        1. There will be some kind of poison pill I think.

    3. Just keep repealing it in the House. The rest is taking care of itself.

      Fucking idiots are actually trying to fix it for the Democrats. They aren't called the Stupid Party for nothing.

    4. Nah, those bills are a death trap for Dems.

      Vote against them, and watch the ads torpedo your candidacy.

      Vote for them, and repudiate your Prez and the lefty prog base.

      Its been said before, but its still true:


  18. British experts warn of rise in genital cosmetic surgery


    British gynaecologists warned on Friday that increasing numbers of teenage girls and women are undergoing genital cosmetic surgery, driven in part by unrealistic images of how they should look based on pornography.

    Labial reduction procedures? WTF?

    1. Um, fix those teeth first. Just sayin'.

      1. Are you referring to the vagina dentata? Because removing one of those is not a vanity procedure. Be serious, please.

      2. And their knobby faces.

        The crowds in the big towns, with their mild knobby faces, their bad teeth and gentle manners, are different from a European crowd. -Orwell

    2. If we're at the point where I can see that, it's going to have to be pretty awful for it to be a showstopper.

      1. Yes. I can't remember encountering one that made me quit and walk away.

        1. Sight, no. Smell, on the other hand...

  19. Remember this lady?
    ...On 14 March 2007, Sendler was honoured by the Polish Senate. Aged 97, she was unable to leave her nursing home to receive the honour, but she sent a statement through El?bieta Ficowska, whom Sendler had helped to save as an infant. Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski stated she "can justly be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize". In the same year the Polish government presented her as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. This initiative was officially supported by the State of Israel through its prime minister, Ehud Olmert, and the Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel residents. The authorities of O?wi?cim (Auschwitz in German) expressed support for this nomination, because Irena Sendler was considered one of the last living heroes of her generation, and demonstrated a strength, conviction and extraordinary values against an evil of an extraordinary nature. Finally, the prize was awarded to Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change....

    1. As if we needed even more evidence as to how absurd the Nobel Peace Prize has become.

  20. 'Stop-and-Frisk does work': Over half of the 150,000 arrests that came from searches ended in conviction or guilty plea, say NY police
    The 150,000 arrests resulted from 2.4 million stops between 2009 and 2012
    Report finds stop-and-frisk arrests resulted in a 24% incarceration rate

    Just goes to show how un-free we are when our leaders rulers brag about how they arrest people for minding their own business.

    1. Over 50% of harassed peasants couldn't afford the expense and effort of fighting trumped up charges and took the lesser penalties offered by giving up their claim to rights.

    2. It was so successful that a new program is being started 'Kick Down the Door and Search". Just think of all the crimes they can find.

      And just like 'Stop and Search" anyone with political connections will be immune.

      1. Nice, had to paraphrase your words a bit for a FB post..

        NY'ers really are sheep if they are swayed by the "results" into giving up their "rights"

    3. I wonder what you'd find if you started doing "stop and frisk" on off-duty cops?

    4. How much anyone want to bet that they didn't make any legal Terry stops in the first place:

      the Court also held that police may do a limited search of the suspect's outer garments for weapons if they have a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the person detained may be "armed and dangerous".[4] When a search for weapons is authorized, the procedure is known as a "stop and frisk".

      To have reasonable suspicion that would justify a stop, police must be able to point to "specific and articulable facts" that would indicate to a reasonable person that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed.

      The search of the suspect's outer garments, also known as a patdown, must be limited to what is necessary to discover weapons;[8] however, pursuant to the "plain feel" doctrine, police may seize contraband discovered in the course of a frisk, but only if the contraband's identity is immediately apparent.[9]

      1. Laws only protect people who can afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars on attorney fees.

      2. Whenever you see a group of minorities hanging out you know a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed.


        1. Didn't NYC actually make the argument that since minorities commit the most crimes, it's not racist to target minorities for stop and frisk?

      3. A weapon might be immediately apparent, but a bag of drugs sure as fuck isn't. SO unless they trick people into showing them what they have, I think one can conclude that all drug seizures in stop and frisk incidents are illegitimate.

    5. So, doing the numbers:

      2.4 million stops resulted in an arrest rate of 6.25%, and an incarceration rate of 1.5%.

      And that is being sold as a defense? As data that indicates that the stops are justified?

      1. Seems like any reasonable person would find that an unacceptable rate of false positives. But that doesn't seem to be a concern for law enforcement.

    6. So, 2.4 million peasants hassled, 150,000 arrested (6.25%), over 75,000 convicted or plead guilty (3.125%), and 36,000 (1.5%) end up doing time.

      In other words, NYPD police detained and harassed 2,364,000 citizens (98.5% of those stopped) for no good reason, and they're proud of it?

  21. He endorses "smart growth" policies, "which try to promote compact centers with access to public transit."

    Krugabe must get hives when he thinks about Houston.

  22. Junk health insurance is alive and well and -- legal (as they should be).


    Many other insurance companies currently offer fixed benefit policies. TPM asked a few if they saw non-ACA compliant plans as a growth area for the industry. Assurant, a New York-based company that offers both ACA-compliant and non-compliant medical plans, said in an email that though it does not disclose sales trend information, "we expect that as more individuals purchase plans for 2014 coverage, we will see an increase across our product portfolio."

    Corlette, the Georgetown research professor, anticipates many companies will try to sell non-ACA compliant coverage to consumers in the ACA era.

    1. D-

      Lacks originality and relevence.

      1. You have to forgive the boss. He has been so depressed with what's going on that Little Dave hasn't even been turgid once in the last 72 hours.

        1. It must be tough for the rank and file when the lefty commanders haven't figured what the talking points should be yet.

  23. Great news! If you have an only child, China will allow you to have two children, not just one!

    Plus, they claim they're getting rid of their re-education-through-labor program.


    1. if you *are* an only child

    2. I think it is far too late to remedy the demographic problem they are facing.

    3. The idea of not having any aunts/uncles or cousins is strange.

  24. Back in August, Politics USA ran this article:

    "Republicans Are In a Full Blown Panic as the Affordable Care Act Grows More Successful

    "...Republicans hoped beyond hope that the law would fail giving them the opportunity to portray President Obama as a failure, but between ending pre-existing conditions, keeping children on their parents' policies until age 26, the 80/20 rule, and free-market competition resulting in lower rates, the law is a success. That it reduces the nation's deficit and creates jobs is just too much for Republicans to bear and has elicited a multi-faceted, last ditch effort to sabotage the law that a long-time conservative stalwart considers "unprecedented and contemptible.""


    1. 10,000th tractor rolls off produktion line to show glorious GOSPLAN success!

      1. Ignore the proles pushing it because it has no engine.

        1. Nonsense, it's got a four prole-power pusher motor.

    2. Obamacare, its also a floor wax and a dessert topping.

    3. The law ended pre-existing conditions? So all diseases were wiped out?

      Why do leftists have such a poor grasp of language. That's right up there with climate-deniers or this law giving health care to the poor.

      1. Dunno, but the SAFE Act outlaws 'muzzle breaks' (that's just one among it's many failings). Oddly, it says nothing about muzzle brakes.

        1. Hmm. Seems like they'd want lower muzzle velocities.

  25. It's funny how in the press, smoking crack is THE CRAZIEST THING A HUMAN CAN DO but snorting coke (ie, the same drug) is presidential behavior.

    I've done both. Some turn into fiends, but it's not a big deal for most people.

    1. You turned into a president?! SHAME!!!

    2. But... Crack is such a lower-class drug. No member of the ruling class should be cought dead with it.


    3. It's even funnier to me that the same attitude is held by people who do will do coke.

  26. Holy shit the republicans are stupid if they are actually going to try and impeach Holder. Let them be incompetent.

    1. But he gets people killed by his "incompetence".

    2. Talk about a bad sense of timing.

    3. The Republicans will be hard pressed to do anything remotely more stupid than the rolling Obamacare trainwreck that is taking place.

      1. They are trying to fix it - fucking retards.

        1. Won't President Shit-for-brains just veto any 'fix'?

          1. Maybe - it's an incompetence contest too close to call.

    4. Hey, idiots. Let the other team finish their trainwreck. There's plenty of time to fuck up later.

    5. Impeach? He should have been imprisoned long ago.

  27. Gorgeous 17-yr old discovers she was born with no vagina.


    1. I am sure that's covered in Obamacare.

    2. I hear of a guy who was born with no dick, so he went into Congress!

    3. I'm gorgeous, and I was born without a vagina too.

    4. Barbie Doll fetishists have been lined up for days

      1. ewwwwwwww

    5. "she is unable to have sex..."

      Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree.

    6. So her, ah, pee exits her body, uh, somewhere else?

      1. An embarrassing number of Daily Mail readers are confused on that point, but not making a joke.

        1. (I'm hoping Steve G is making a joke)

          1. "A man can't get his period, Winston! Where would he even put the tampon?!?"

          2. Uh, no. I'm not completely unfamiliar with anatomy, but since the urethra exits through the vaginal opening, I honestly was wondering how urine left through a "dimple". Now I see the dimple is internal, not external.

    1. Only because he loves them so much. Oh, you're going for the sex angle.

  28. The 150,000 arrests resulted from 2.4 million stops

    That's quite a "success" rate, there.

    Maybe they should search every vehicle crossing the George Washington Bridge. I'm sure they'd find one or two guns per year, which would totally justify the minor inconvenience of having traffic backed up on I-80 all the way to the Delaware Water Gap.

    1. Aren't we obligated to *try*?

  29. 15-yo English girl writes to advice columnist posing a real head-scratcher of a question - should she have an abortion so she can continue her relationship with an abusive boyfriend?

    " "As soon as I knew I was pregnant I knew I couldn't have an abortion," she wrote.

    ""But my boyfriend has insisted that I have an abortion and told me that if I keep the baby he doesn't want anything to do with it or me. A week ago, he got so angry about it that he slapped me," she wrote.

    "The boyfriend later apologized "and cried," saying having a baby would prevent them from excelling in school and their intended career as lawyers.

    ""Should I have the abortion to keep him, or should I listen to my what my heart and my parents are saying and be a single mum?" the teen asked."


    1. How is this even a question?

    2. ""Should I have the abortion to keep him, or should I listen to my what my heart and my parents are saying and be a single mum?" the teen asked."

      Orrrr... you could have the abortion and leave your piece of shit boyfriend.

      1. Adoption is also on the table.

        1. The English girl without the vagina up above might like it, for example.

  30. To have reasonable suspicion that would justify a stop, police must be able to point to "specific and articulable facts" that would indicate to a reasonable person that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed.

    "Hey, there's a black kid over there at the park. Let's roll."

  31. Neat article imagining the future of clothing manufacture by Charlie Stross. Go for the bukake couture reference, stay for the interesting discussion of robots taking over the final aspects of tailoring.

  32. Bullied children turn to plastic surgery

    This had jolly well better be covered by Democratcare!

    1. Well why not? We know that healthcare is completely free and the only reason people can't get it is because Teathuglicans hate children.

  33. This looks like an interesting trend...


    Liberal columnist can't recognize libertarian trend as it's staring him in the face...

    1. That may be the most optimistic article I've ever read.

      I have teenage kids - I've raised them to be highly suspicious of government and despise them for the wealth they steal from our family. I hope they do destroy it all.

      1. I wasn't politically awake in high school, and for those kids to sit there and tell a reporter "we're going to destroy your system and build a better one that doesn't involved the government" is really ballsy.

        Brought a tear to my eye...

    2. What happens to U.S. politics over the next two or three decades if the best and bright of the next generation abandon Washington?

      Status quo?

    3. 86 percent of Millennials support private Social Security accounts and 74 percent would change Medicare so people can buy private insurance. Sixty-three percent believe free trade is a good thing. Only 38 percent of Millennials support affirmative action.

      I hope this is true.

      1. Ron Paul was on to something.

    4. "Washington doesn't get that change isn't just a slogan. It's about to become a reality."


  34. Woman owns a photography business in Michigan...and sets aside two hours each day to bring her daughter to and from a charter school.

    (nice fake-out, eh?)

    "T[Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac, Mich] has also consistently outperformed Pontiac public schools on standardized tests, and offers advanced classes for students like Ashly, who is a member of the Junior Honor Society. "It's a very challenging school," Saenz-Wright [the mother] says."


    1. Oh, and "The majority of students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch, and the school population is largely split between black and Hispanic students."

      They must be skimming the best students from the regular public schools!

    2. Those are probably sub-standardized tests they're taking

  35. Your assignment today, boys and girls (*looks meaningfully in Sugarfree's direction*), is to compose a "Dear Prudence" letter from the viewpoint of an Obama voter, in the general format of, "He lies, he stays out all night and comes home with the scent of Another Woman on him, he constantly embarrasses and demeans me in front of his friends, he tells me I'm fat and makes me take the stairs while he rides the elevator. He's totally dreamy, and all my girlfriends are jealous of me (because he's so much nicer to them than he is to me); I think he's going to ask me to marry him. Tell me what should I do."

    Take either, ore both sides.

    Good luck, and remember, neatness lurid sexual details count.

    1. First he said he wouldn't hit me, then he did and said it was for my own good and I should thank him. And all those times he went to Mexico he said it was to fight crime but it turns out he was seeing other gangs. And he banged Libya but said it was only kinetic action and I shouldn't bother about it, and when they killed his friend he lied about it. And he promised he would keep his spending addiction under control but now he wants to spend even more and denounces his friends who are telling him to give up that habit.

      So my question is, should I give him a stern look before I have sex with him next time?

    2. Dear Prudie,

      I'm involved with the most wonderful man in the world. He's handsome, smart and all he wants to do is take care of me. But there is a problem. He comes up with all these plans for our future without consulting me. Big plans too. And when I complain he tells me I can just move out and that by staying with him I'm consenting to him having all the control in the relationship. I talk about it with my friends, but they think he's just perfect and say I'm just being over critical, that I can't see all the good he's doing for me. But I am an adult and I want to make my own choices in life. I've put up with a lot in the relationship, like when a friend tried to tell me that he was going through my phone and email, but he explained that to my satisfaction. Or when he was spotted going out with other women, but it turned out to be his grandmother from California and her lesbian partner. What a crazy mix-up that was. What should I do, Prudie? Isn't he just being a good protector?

      Uninsured in Washington DC

  36. TSA officer shot dead by LAX gunman bled for 33 minutes before paramedics helped him

    Gerardo Hernandez, 39, was fatally shot in the chest on November 1
    Paramedics were forced to wait just 150 yards away from where he was shot because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter
    No one administered first aid to Hernandez as he lay on the ground
    Shooter Paul Ciancia was in custody minutes after Hernandez was shot
    Investigations are now underway to determine the conversations police and fire commanders had about entering the building


    1. I flew out of LAX a week ago, and the LAPD had checkpoints set up on the approach to the airport where they were randomly searching cars. More retarded security theater.

      1. More retarded security theater.

        AKA "Time and a half".

    2. I dislike the TSA, but letting a guy bleed to death over half an hour seems a little extreme.

      1. Nobody was in the area to help him? I mean, that's cold. You'd think at least someone would have been there with the poor guy.

        1. Wow, if this is how they treat their own imagine how they'd treat a civilian.

      2. In fairness, their first aid kit kept setting off the x-ray machine.

    3. Hernandez was more useful to the narrative dead than just wounded.

    4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Michael_Kays

      Disregarding the intense enemy fire and ground assault, Pfc. Kays began moving toward the perimeter to assist his fallen comrades. In doing so he became the target of concentrated enemy fire and explosive charges, 1 of which severed the lower portion of his left leg. After applying a tourniquet to his leg, Pfc. Kays moved to the fire-swept perimeter, administered medical aid to 1 of the wounded, and helped move him to an area of relative safety. Despite his severe wound and excruciating pain, Pfc. Kays returned to the perimeter in search of other wounded men. He treated another wounded comrade, and, using his own body as a shield against enemy bullets and fragments, moved him to safety. Although weakened from a great loss of blood, Pfc. Kays resumed his heroic lifesaving efforts by moving beyond the company's perimeter into enemy held territory to treat a wounded American lying there. Only after his fellow wounded soldiers had been treated and evacuated did Pfc. Kays allow his own wounds to be treated.

      1. Whenever I read one of these medal of honor stories, my recation is always that you had to be crazy as shit and somehow still survive in order to win one.

    5. Brave second responders.

  37. Gerardo Hernandez, 39, was fatally shot in the chest on November 1
    Paramedics were forced to wait just 150 yards away from where he was shot because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter

    Whoever was responsible will be charged with accessory to murder, right?


    1. If it weren't so horrible, there would be so much win in this story.

      Numero uno, an Islamic group called ISIS - named after a pagan goddess.

      Numero, two-o, maybe it was a mistake and maybe it wasn't:

      "But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often fights alongside ISIS though it does not share its al-Qaeda ideology."

      Numero three-o, insert mandatory joke about "if you like your head, you can keep your head."

      1. How do you say "What the shit, Lana?" in Arabic?

    2. Procedures were followed? Nothing else happened?

  38. Schadenfreude

    Indeed, the whole law is coming apart like a papier-m?ch? yacht in rough waters. The media feeding frenzy it has triggered from so many journalistic lapdogs has been both so funny and so poignant, it reminds me of nothing more than the climax of the classic film Air Bud, when the lovable basketball-playing golden retriever finally decides to maul the dog-abusing clown.

    1. I got tired of Jonah Goldberg's schtick, but splashing in the metaphorical guts of his dying enemies is obviously where he is strongest as a writer.

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