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    Six out of 10 respondents in a new poll say President Obama lies to the American people about important issues at least some of the time.

  • In an annual televised question and answer session, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Ukraine's use of the military to respond to unrest in the eastern portion of the country a "grave crime" and said he reserved the right to use force. He also took a question from Edward Snowden about mass surveillance by the Russian government. Putin insisted the government needed a court order to "stalk" someone and that it didn't have the resources the U.S. did to conduct mass surveillance.
  • Joe Biden may have taken a selfie with Barack Obama, but it doesn't mean Obama will endorse Joe Biden for president. President Obama and the vice president did, however, spend time this week in Pennsylvania pushing a $600 million "job training" program.
  • New Jersey is deploying state troopers to Newark to combat a rising homicide rate. Troopers will patrol the streets and try to predict where shootings may happen next, while the local cops hope to arrest people before they commit serious crimes.
  • Union leaders in Detroit want the state of Michigan to use $100 million in federal money meant for homeowners' assistance on their pension funds instead.
  • The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is beginning the process of liquidation even as it hopes it can recover some of the money seized by the Department of Homeland Security.

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  1. He also took a question from Edward Snowden about mass surveillance by the Russian government.

    In Russia, feeder hand bite you.

    1. Damn one minute too late.

    2. FOE, did you pee in your pants last night at the game?

      Close one there.

      And…

      Hello.

      1. I did not. I only panic when they play the Flyers or Bruins. (And that’s before the puck even drops.)

        Having said that, last night it was obvious the Pens came into the game not respecting their opponent. With the exception of that one PK, the defense looked terrible.

        1. Yup. Even though it.is.Columbus, it.is.still the playoffs. It is.dangerous to.assume anything about a playoff opponent.

          1. Especially hockey where eight seed upsets happen often.

            This isn’t the NBA.

  2. Troopers will patrol the streets and try to predict where shootings may happen next, while the local cops hope to arrest people before they commit serious crimes.

    If only the precogs could have warned Christie not to block that bridge.

    1. you know….that plot line might make for a decent movie. What would we call it?

      1. A Bridge Too Soon

        1. Bridge Report: Minority Endorsement

    2. I don’t understand how all these shootings are possible, since citizens in New Jersey aren’t allowed to carry guns.

    3. I predict that the shootings will happen where the Troopers are not.

      1. So the clear solution is to put troopers everywhere!

  3. Morning, yo!

  4. ah, the ol’ 24/7 switch-a-roo

  5. Union leaders in Detroit want the state of Michigan to use $100 million in federal money meant for homeowners’ assistance on their pension funds instead.

    Retirees are homeowners, too, you know.

    1. Why do homeowners need assistance anyway? Doesn’t a house in Detroit cost roughly fifty cents these days?

      1. They’ve changed the tax rate so that regardless of the assessment, you still pay through the nose in taxes.

  6. Elizabeth Warren Tried to Nanny Tim Geithner

    Then they got into the back seat of an SUV that was driven by a security detail. Warren put her seatbelt on; Geithner didn’t.

    “Like a bossy third-grade teacher, I looked at him and said, ‘Put on your seat belt, Mr. Secretary,'” Warren writes. “Like a naughty kid, he looked back and said, ‘I don’t have to.'”

    They continued arguing the point, and Warren thinks she raised her voice.

    “He didn’t put on his seat belt all the way to the restaurant,” she writes. On the way back, after debating the role of government in the financial markets, he did put on his seat belt.

    1. Man, could you imagine having to share a back seat with that bossy idiot?

      1. I’d want to poke my eyes & ears out first. Or wear a blindfold & headphones.

        1. I’d just grab the wheel and put us all out of our misery

        2. That’s the least of her irritating qualities. Aside from over-hyping herself and claiming to be part Native, she made money off foreclosed homes she bought. Hammering the middle-class she had no problem with when it came to her own pocket book.

          The head spins at their hypocrisy sometimes.

      2. With her high-cheekbones and that sweet blonde bob, I want to take her out for dinner and drinks and, ultimately, a marathon of sweet lovemaking.

        I will show myself the door.

    2. Eraserhead and Fauxcahontas? There are no good guys there.

      1. Why, oh why didn’t somebody weld shut the doors of the SUV?

    3. Elizabeth Warren Tried to Nanny Tim Geithner

      She should have told him to pay his taxes.

    4. Put on your seat beltPay your taxes, Mr. Secretary,'” Warren writes. “Like a naughty kid, he looked back and said, ‘I don’t have to.'”

      It’s all Bush’s Turbotax’s fault.

    5. Put on your seat beltPay your taxes, Mr. Secretary,'” Warren writes. “Like a naughty kid, he looked back and said, ‘I don’t have to.'”

      It’s all Bush’s Turbotax’s fault.

      1. The comment hydra rears one of its many heads.

    6. “Go fuck yourself.”

    7. to be fair, a seat belt is slightly more complicated than Turbotax.

  7. ‘It could have been worse – she could have been doing drugs’: Father of new mother, 12, says he is proud after she and boyfriend, 13, become Britain’s youngest parents

    1. Yes because marijuana costs way more then raising a child derpity derp.

    2. Not too long ago, something like thus would be a matter of shame. Just sayin’

      1. Now society only shames people if they smoke, or don’t eat the foods that progressives approve of.

        1. Too bad society can’t just learn to mind it’s own damn business.

        2. Or have the wrong opinions about certain things.

      2. And not all that much longer ago than that it wouldn’t have been too unusual for the 12 year old to be married and pregnant.

        1. Back to the Future!

    3. Is this the guy who became the youngest grandfather in Britain whilst in jail?

      1. Eh, until they can top someone becoming a grandmother at 16 they got nothing on Brunei

  8. Joe Biden may have taken a selfie with Barack Obama, but it doesn’t mean Obama will endorse Joe Biden for president.

    Joe might be the best legacy Barry can hope for.

    1. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, or Jeb Bush? Context matters.

      Biden has a working-class american upbringing. He does not hate us.

  9. Elderly man taped ?200,000 to his genitals

    Customs officers stopped the man and his wife in a routine road check on Wednesday near Trier, which is close to the border with the tax haven of Luxembourg.

    …snip…

    Officers then discovered four bundles of cash taped to the man’s genitals, including three wads of cash of ?50,000 each. Also taped on was a slightly smaller bundle, worth ?44,900.

    Travellers carrying more than ?10,000 of cash across borders within the European Union are supposed to declare the money to customs. The couple face a large fine, said the Koblenz office.

    1. That’s a very amateurish back, sack ‘n’ crack

    2. Jebus. Buy 200k euros worth of bitcoin. Drive to Luxembourg, sell bitcoins.

      1. And with a bit of luck the value will have doubled, and not halved, in the mean time.

    3. It’s a common market with open borders except for when it is inconvenient for tax purposes.

      1. Tax collection purposes, that is.

        1. Which explains why they’re so open to bitcoin;

          “[They’re saying] we’re very open to people coming here and explaining their businesses. We don’t have any problem with a bitcoin business, as long as it does what it’s supposed to do and behaves properly.”

          As long as you declare any capital gains, the IRS is copacetic with BTC too.

  10. Six out of 10 respondents in a new poll say President Obama lies to the American people about important issues at least some of the time.

    Three out of ten know he’s lies all of the time, and the tenth has Kool-Aid-stained lips.

    1. He is a scary Muslin/Kenyan! Of course he lies.

      But lying us into a $1 trillion war is OK!

      1. BOOOOSH!!!!11!!!!

      2. Soros was perfectly honest about his guilt-free enjoyment of helping Nazis round up Jews. Happiest time of his life.

        soros.org

        1. You got that from his 60 Minutes interview? Seems a bit of a stretch to me.

    2. Six out of 10 respondents in a new poll say President Obama lies

      And yet 4 out of 10 approve of his job performance. I guess lies are ok for some people when they are the lies of nobility.

      1. the four who don’t think he lies approve.

    3. he did tell that whopper about being qualified for the job of president.

  11. “Putin insisted the government needed a court order to “stalk” someone and that it didn’t have the resources the U.S. did to conduct mass surveillance.”

    Remember when Russians spy on Russians they’re a fascist police state, but when Americans spy on Americans it’s because they’re trying to protect our freedoms, or some such bullshit.

    1. I’ve come to accept, unfortunately, the more politicians in the USA talk about liberty, the more insufferable they appear.

      Here in Canada that sort of talk is essentially non-existent so no one gets mad at the lies and hypocrisy.

      Both approaches are wrong but it is what it is I reckon.

      1. I wouldn’t mind talk about liberty if these assholes actually believed it. It’s this Orwellian bullshit where we trample on the constitution in the name of liberty I can’t stand.

        You know what it’s not even that, it’s that so many Americans will actually go along with it, and believe it.

        I know so many people that are perfectly fine with the NSA spying, it makes me sick. How did the most freedom loving people on Earth degenerate over the years into a bunch of craven bootlickers, begging their government to come in, and protect them from the boogy man?

        It’s the contrast between the ideas that this country was founded on, and where it is today that pisses me off.

        1. But BardMetal, we’ve EVOLVED from such childish notions!

          1. If it makes you feel any better, Canadians are further down the road when it comes to accepting government control. We can be gangbanged by a pack of derelict bureaucrats being double analyzed at every turn and we’d still ask, “May we have more, please?’ and “Thank you. At least we’re not American.”

            1. But didn’t y’all roll back your speech inquisitors at the Human Rights Commission? So not all is lost

        2. Ten score years ago, defeat the kingly foe
          A wondrous dream came into being
          Tame the trackless waste, no virgin land left chaste
          All shining eyes, but never seeing

          [Chorus:]
          Beneath the noble bird
          Between the proudest words
          Behind the beauty, cracks appear
          Once with heads held high
          They sang out to the sky
          Why do their shadows bow in fear?

          Watch the cities rise
          Another ship arrives
          Earth’s melting pot and ever growing
          Fantastic dreams come true
          Inventing something new
          The greatest minds, and never knowing

          [Chorus]

          The guns replace the plow, facades are tarnished now
          The principles have been betrayed
          The dreams’s gone stale, but still, let hope prevail
          History’s debt won’t be repaid

          [Chorus]

          1. +1 Beneath Between Behind

          2. One of their best, I’ve always thought.

        3. Nine Eleven. Never forget.

        4. How did the most freedom loving people on Earth degenerate over the years into a bunch of craven bootlickers, begging their government to come in, and protect them from the boogy man?

          Through nearly a century of progressives implementing their long march through the institutions to achieve their political agenda.

          1. The freedom loving people moved west as the bootlickers stayed home and reproduced. When we ran out of “west”, the bootlickers out produced the freedom lovers.

            1. Doesn’t add up, Lefties have lower birthrates and more abortions.

  12. New Boise biz lets you destroy stuff with baseball bats, other tools

    “I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears,” said Lindsey Shultz of Boise, “and I was just pacing back and forth, like, ‘What am I going to do? I’m so frustrated right now,’ and I walked here and broke an entire box of stuff, and 10 minutes later, I felt perfect, fine.”

    Farrenkopf said customers can break pretty much anything, including dishes, vacuums, furniture and even electronics like copiers, fax machines, printers and computer monitors.

    1. I believe there was a Japanese place that offered that many years ago. Always wondered why no-one ever opened one in the west

      1. Take advantage of the business climate, ifh. Buy used electronics from a thrift store, charge $20 per smashing session, and market it to professionals. Just come up with a good name, and you’re good to go.

      2. It will be closed down soon, ifh. The EPA, OSHA, and about three other agencies aren’t going to be pleased with people smashing electronics to bits.

        1. Jesus, don’t even joke about it. At the local Maker Space, (I was on the board until the baby showed up) we had a bunch of CRTs donated. It was a goddamned lawsuit waiting to happen between the idiots trying to harvest large (possibly undischarged) capacitors and the hazardous materials disposal risks, we rounded all of them up one weekend, took them to the hazmat dump (or probably recycle post now) and started militantly telling people that they couldn’t bring CRTs into the space, working or not.

          1. I didn’t know about this.

            Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

          2. The tube IS the capacitor you’re thinking of.

            1. Right, but there was an inductor or something hooked up to the tube that is a good way to find out how robust your circulatory is to a pretty decent sized DC current.

    2. They should combine this with a shooting range

      1. Sounds like my backyard.

        1. Party at BardMetal’s!

          1. I’m in!

      2. A friend is the IT department for a local agency subject to HIPAA. When he replaces hard drives he takes a big electromagnet to them and brings them to the.range, where.we.dig.into them with all manner of firearms. My favorite is my belt fed .22 upper for the M16. 1100 rpm of .22 lr does a nice job on them.

        1. A friend is the IT department for a local agency subject to HIPAA.

          As though HIPAA (or any other acronymed organization) is the reason geeks everywhere constantly do highly destructive shit to HDDs.

          Short of setting a stack of them down horizontally down range and using higher velocity rifles to do ‘penetration testing’. I find MAP or thermite to be more fun and impressive than most anything a rifle can do.

          I have dreams about incendiary ammunition.

    3. We’ll call it a going away present.

      1. That’s how you know how long to hold down the trigger on the .50 cal – you say to yourself “Die motherfucker, die!” Let go, rinse and repeat until done.

    4. This was a joke on the show Delocated, a few years ago. The “Rage Cage.”

  13. President Obama and the vice president did, however, spend time this week in Pennsylvania pushing a $600 million “job training” program.

    Are they training people to be community organizers?

    1. Ballot stuffers.

      1. Same thing really.

  14. The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is beginning the process of liquidation even as it hopes it can recover some of the money seized by the Department of Homeland Security.

    DHS is who hacked them and stole their coin?

    1. DHS seized $5 million in a US bank account a year or two ago. There is speculation that Gox has/had access to some bitcoins but couldn’t transfer them due to a gag order of some sort, but that hasn’t really been confirmed at all.

  15. The McDonalds Monopoly Fraud

    The setup draws scammers, who put out Craigslist ads or post on forums that they have Park Place and want to team up with someone who has the (rare) Boardwalk piece. When someone ignorant of the odds agreed, he or she sends the rare piece and never hears from the scammer again.

    Jerome Jacobson had a simpler idea. Jacobson worked as head of security at Simon Marketing Inc, the company entrusted with running almost every McDonalds promotion, from Happy Meal toys to the Monopoly game. Simon’s internal policies called for 2 or 3 people to oversee the production and distribution of game pieces, but Jacobson alone oversaw the distribution of Monopoly pieces around the country. In 1989, two years in the running of the promotion, Jacobson stole a piece worth $25,000 and gave it to his stepbrother. By 1995, the former police officer was stealing all the pieces of value.

    1. the former police officer was stealing all the pieces of value.

      Why am I not surprised?

      1. Remember there are only a few bad cops, most are honest, hard working, blah blah blah.

    2. So that’s why I never won!! DX

  16. Man who ‘whizzed’ on Alamo to do time

    Remember not to relieve yourself on the Alamo.

    That was the lesson a judge tried Monday to impart on El Paso resident Daniel Athens, who was ordered to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for having urinated on the Texas shrine

    Athens, 23, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial in February in exchange for a deal that capped his possible punishment at 18 months. The crime usually is punishable by up to two years’ incarceration

    1. Didn’t Ozzy Osbourne do that a long time ago? Don’t remember him doing time, he was just banned from the state of Texas for a few years.

      According to the story, if I remember correctly, the cop who found him told Ozzy “How would you like if I pissed on Buckingham palace?” to which Osbourne replied “I don’t care, I don’t live there”

      1. If I recall correctly, Ozzy didn’t even know he was pissing on the Alamo. He was just wasted and needed a piss.

    2. It’s a big pile of adobe, for god’s sake.

      1. It’s not his big pile of adobe.

        1. But, he improved the value.of.it.by adding valuable fertilizer to.its.walls! The city of San.Antonio should be.thanking.him for.improving.its property.

    3. At least he wasn’t charged as a sex offender and put on the list.

    1. I can’t imagine why they’re not a prosperous and dynamic city.

    2. How many aren’t crack houses or otherwise conceivable structures?

      1. Fucking auto correct. “Conceivable” s/b “condemnable.”

      2. Nearly every small green parcel is a vacant lot or dilapidated house owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority, which don’t currently house people (because they’re uninhabitable) and the city is very reluctant to sell.

        1. Detroit has the same problem — a lot of the blight there (and what that funding mentioned elsewhere in the thread is supposed to deal with) is owned by the city.

          1. Detroit doesn’t even know what it owns.

            http://www.npr.org/2014/02/14/…..-buildings

            Remember the flooded basement inside the abandoned home in Brightmoor? Once abandoned homes are removed, water service will be turned off to those areas permanently.

            Apparently Detroit neither meters water service nor do they shut off service for non-payment.

    1. Eggs were broken. Omelets were made.

    2. AAAAAAAAAAA!! This is too many pictures of the crazy Uncle Joe for one morning.

      One picture of that dude is too many.

  17. Catholic University’s Drag Show Includes Transvestite Dressed As Satan

    “All of a sudden the stage is dark, and the lights come up behind a screen and you see a shadow outline of a demonic figure, with a head and two horns, and it gets closer and grows bigger,” said San Diego resident Thomas McKenna, 51, who witnessed the performance. “Then a person in a black robe comes out onstage and starts singing the song and doing all these antics.”

    That person was “Tootie Nefertootie,” the emcee of the April 10 event, who took off the robe after a few minutes to reveal a skin-tight dress as he continued to dance onstage and sing about evil ? specifically he lip-synced “Good N’ Evil” from the musical Jekyll and Hyde.

    1. Transvestites are sinners? 😉

      1. Hate the sin, love the sinner.

    2. Should have lip-synched to “Number of the beast”

    3. Anyone else confused, and wondering if this was pro drag queen or anti-drag queen? Because I could see both sides doing pretty much the same thing.

    4. I know I am suppose to be outraged but should I be angered that transvestites are being shown as Satan?

      Or should I be angered that Satan is being shown as a transvestite?

      1. Didn’t we already cover this when Tim Curry was cast in Legend?

      2. just be outraged. *shakes fist at nothing in particular*

        1. You transvestite Satan’s and Satanish Transvestites get off my lawn. (Shaking my cane)

        2. A drag show I’m okay with. Transvestite dressed as Satan? Great.

          But I’ll be damned if the name “Tootie Nefertootie” doesn’t make me want to punch someone in the face. Preferably the creator, possibly the bearer, if they’re the same person I may need a bat.

      3. Well if Satan is offended he shouldn’t have any trouble finding a lawyer.

      4. I don’t know. I enthusiastically support pretty much anything to do with Satan.

        1. Same here. He’s my favorite religious archetype.

    5. Charles LiMandri, president and chief counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, said Wednesday in an interview with The College Fix that the drag show is bad enough, but this latest demonic-themed finale is inexcusable.

      LOL

    6. The Vatican office dealing with Catholic education has ruled that the drag show is a “scandal” (I don’t know if they dealt with the devil thing).

      Now there’s a petition at the Vatican counterpart to the Supreme Court against the university.

      http://www.consciencedefense.o…..tican.html

    7. “emcee”

      We’re now phonetically spelling acronyms?

  18. Maybe covered yesterday? County wins eminent domain battle, couple basically doing nothing with land, but it needed to be “preserved”:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politic…..latestnews

    1. Asked what lessons they shared, Ceil Barrie said with teary eyes, “Yeah, don’t annoy the government.”

      Land of the Free, baby.

    2. From another article

      “I understand that we are all trying to save these beautiful mountains and make them accessible to everyone, but you know that property has been sitting there since President Garfield signed our land patent,

      Wait wait wait, what?!?!

      They have a patent and don’t have fee simple ownership? Isn’t the eminent domain unlawful then?

      1. Save the mountains from what? Erosion? Bombing?

      2. Isn’t the eminent domain unlawful then?

        No. Because fuck you, that’s why.

      3. Fee simple is still subject to eminent domain. Alloidal title is the only form that cann’t be stomped on – and no one issues those because they can’t be stolen back.

        1. Doesn’t a land patent confer alloidal title, though?

  19. Union leaders in Detroit want the state of Michigan to use $100 million in federal money meant for homeowners’ assistance on their pension funds instead.

    One can wish that this would open the eyes of the Occupy crowd, but there’s got to be a brain behind the eyes to process input.

  20. Six out of 10 respondents in a new poll say President Obama lies to the American people about important issues at least some of the time.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, because that’s what they want you to do.

  21. Troopers will patrol the streets and try to predict where shootings may happen next, while the local cops hope to arrest people before they commit serious crimes.

    PROFILING.

    Gentlemen, start your lawsuits.

    1. Lawsuits are what you get these days for applying Sir Robert Peel’s first principle.

  22. Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.

    The urine poses little risk – animals routinely deposit waste without creating a public health crisis – but Shaff said he doesn’t want to serve water that was deliberately tainted.

    Emphasis added. Oh, come on, Shaff. The kid was probably drunk.

    1. The kid was probably drunk.

      On American beer, no doubt. So, water.

      1. Was is American beer like making love in a canoe?

        1. God damn Rosetta Stone. I meant what, not was, this isn’t a German forum.

          1. Ok I quit, I actually meant why. I give up. I can’t believe I’m making this many mistakes, and all I’ve had to drink so far is coffee.

            1. that’s your mistake. The rest of us are on alcohol, and we’re flawless. Except for db and John of course. So correct that coffee with the tipple of your choice and watch your prose soar

              1. You’re on Foster’s, which may or may not pass for alochol.

                1. Actually I don’t drink beer. Or even Foster’s. A pinot noir or a grumpy scotch are more my style

              2. I’ve been trying to give my liver a well deserved vacation this week. These last few weekends it had working quite a bit of overtime.

            2. Just visit the backyard for a few minutes. You’ll be fine!

              1. I don’t know if my aim is as shitty as my typing ability right now that might get dangerous.

          2. Was, not was?

            /open the door
            //get on the floor
            //everybody walk the dinosaur
            ////boom, boom, akalakalaka boom

        2. Was Why is American beer like making love in a canoe?

          Because it’s *&^%$#@! close to water.

    2. I saw that. No mention of what they do when a bird shits in it.

      1. Well, if the bird *intentionally* shits in it, they drain it.

        1. In their defense, intentions are all that matters.

  23. National Review attacks Rand Paul:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/…..rich-lowry

    “Dorm Room” thinking…

  24. ‘Please let me use my handgun!’: Iowa sisters, 8 and 10, take to YouTube to lobby against little known law banning kids younger than 14 from firing the weapon
    Nathan Gibson, from Johnston, Iowa, began taking his daughters Meredith and Natalie to the shooting range when they were five
    But on a recent trip he was told a little known Iowa law prevented children younger than 14 from using a handgun at all, even with their parents there
    Outraged, he has contacted local and state officials to argue against the law
    The girls have also made videos begging their state representative to ‘please let me use my .22’
    The videos will be used by the Iowa Gun Owners organization from today in its campaign to eliminate age restrictions for handgun use all together

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..eapon.html
    Kids can’t legally shoot a .22 handgun, but it’s perfectly legal to shoot an assault rifle! I know! Make it illegal for kids to shoot assault rifles!

  25. That’s not going to cool you down! Topless Heidi Klum, 40, kisses toyboy boyfriend Vito Schnabel, 27, as they take a dip in Mexico

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..exico.html
    Not bad for 40. Not bad at all.

    1. Better natural tits than implants.

      1. I laughed at the blurred nipples. I mean, really?

        1. But they’re like that in real life

          1. Don’t the edges of the pixelations kind of chew up one’s clothing?

    2. It’s not the age so much as the fact that she’s had 4 kids.

  26. Cover your behinds! Why middle schools are struggling to keep tween fashion in check

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/fem…..imits.html
    Make ’em wear fucking uniforms instead of making all these stupid and arbitrary rules that are unevenly enforced. Ah, but there’s no fun in that.

    1. Make ’em wear fucking uniforms

      That worked so well at desexualizing Catholic and Japanese school girls.

      1. I didn’t say anything about desexualizing. Only about arbitrary rules that aren’t evenly enforced.

        1. I was just trying to say that uniforms won’t solve the underlying complaint. Unless they are baggy gray coveralls. Which will be sexy in 20 years after all the boys are imprinted on them.

          1. “I was just trying to say that uniforms won’t solve the underlying complaint. ”

            And you were mistaken since the “underlying complaint” has nothing to do with sexualization.

          2. “Hey, some of us *like* girls in baggy, gray coveralls.”

            /friends that graduated with art degrees

      2. that’s as good a cue as any to repost this

        1. What the…

        2. Japan films my dreams.

        3. And it’s completely safe for work, too! Assuming your workplace is *very* “enlightened.”

    2. Members of the advisory board say the dress code policy will be reviewed for the next school year. The key, school board member Suni Kartha said, would be to come up with a clear, consistent policy with as little ‘judgment’ as possible.

      How about a policy where you don’t give a fuck about what kids wear? How about a policy to teach kids math skills, and how to write cohesively? How about a policy that teaches kids about finance, economics, home economics? These schools have veered so far away from their purpose they have nothing of value to offer students. It is government day care.

    3. I can see why uniforms might be a good idea, but I just can’t support them in public schools.

  27. How did you get here? Mystery of Hoppie the sea lion pup found in an orchard 100 MILES from the ocean
    Sea lion may have made it to orchard in Modesto, California by swimming in the San Joaquin River, which empties in to the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco
    Hoppie, believed to be a year old, is being care for by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito until he regains his strength
    The sea lion was found to be quite thin and is being given five pounds of fish a day to fatten up

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..ocean.html
    Those damn things are a nuisance. They should be shot on sight. Well, except that they’re federally protected.

    1. Most people are a nuisance too, but I don’t get to shoot them.

  28. She’s not so (Breaking) Bad: Krysten Ritter looks naturally pretty as she takes a stroll completely make-up free

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..-free.html
    I soooooo lust her!

    1. Shitagi Nashi!

      1. I watched that show on Netflix but it grew old very quickly.

    2. Eyeliner and mascara are no longer classified as make-up?

  29. I get the daily propaganda emails from the Air Force Association, a primary lobby masquerading as a non-profit fraternal outfit. Normally it offers decent intel about which way the winds are blowing as it relates to the job, but one excerpt this morning really caught my eye.

    Companies that want to keep doing business with the Air Force will have to be more efficient, accept lower profits, and perform on-time and to budget, said Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, Air Force deputy assistant secretary for contracting.

    Now, normally I would attribute a lot of the hate that the Pentagon receives on congress since they are often the ones pulling the money for various programs that National Security Strategy requires us to prepare for, then telling us not to retire the unfunded iron. But in this case, the fact that key general officers seem to be in a dream world where companies either chose to be profitable or patriotic is simply embarrassing and lacks a basic understanding of business or economics. If we (the govt) let them walk away the first time with “excessive” profits it was our own damn fault, regardless of how fat or lean the budget was at the time.

  30. Call me a stuffy, old-fashioned shrunk penishead, but that selfie of Biden and Obama strikes me as unprofessional. You’re running a fucking country that has many problems and you act like a couple of teenagers?

    Go mow the lawn!

    1. What freaks me out is how white Biden’s teeth always seem in photos. Fake hair, fake teeth, fake law school work…a pattern.

    2. that selfie of Biden and Obama strikes me as unprofessional

      Maybe because they’re both unprofessional?

  31. FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People talking about Big Government”

    After this brief chat, the agent left a flyer with the shop that listed some of the more generic and normal behaviors which they were expected to view as suspicious. Some of these trigger behaviors are: Payment in cash ….

    Moreover, my friend told me that many gun shop *owners* occasionally talk about Big Government.

    1. Yes sending FBI agents in to gun shops to ask if anyone has mentioned big government will certainly erase everyone’s fears about big government.

    2. The gun shops should submit the names of the FBI agents who came in talking about Big Gov to the FBI for investigation.

      1. “You think this is some kind of *game*?!”

    3. This has been happening for.decades. back.in the 1990s an agent used to hang around the Army-Navy store.in.State College, PA listening to people. Especially around the.time of Waco and subsequently the Oklahoma City abomination.

  32. Why middle schools are struggling to keep tween fashion in check

    Orange jumpsuits, with “State Property” stenciled on the back.

    Do I have to think of everything?

  33. Here’s how a local police union is retaliating against the Chief for daring to start to question the activities of his officers.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/ne…..2086.story

    1. The city probably isn’t safe, but it’s unsafe because of the police officers.

      And what’s with so many newspaper and TV station sites being horrible memory hogs?

  34. World’s worst major army fails again: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxsed…..-miserably

    The 40 or so soldiers BuzzFeed found being held captive behind city hall in mid-afternoon, however, said they had not defected and refused to explain how they had wound up under the guard of ragtag militiamen with machine guns. “It’s a long story,” one of them said, shrugging his shoulders as he reclined against his pack. Eventually, rebels ordered the men to line up and marched them to two decrepit buses waiting by the square.

    Ukraine, doin’ work!

    1. Worse than the French?

      1. Way worse. But, to be fair, the Eastern Ukrainians surrendered to both the Nazis and Soviets in World War II (double surrender!). The Western ones fought the Nazis and Soviets (and Poles) until 1949, with virtually no help from the west.

        1. “Got a brand new Kalashnikov – only been dropped once….”

  35. ‘Prepper Hillbillies’ is the latest in a long line of series that celebrate the new American pastime of doomsday prepping, with questionable implications.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.c…..iew-693398

    Filmed in Georgia!

    1. Sticks nix hick pix.

      That article really reads like big-city person thinking he’s so much more sophisticated and broad-minded than those people out in the sticks, when in fact the city slickers are engaging in just as much cultural bigotry as they claim to be decrying.

    2. Re: Peter Caca,

      with questionable implications.

      That’s funny because the attempt at innuendo is stupid. The author used “questionable” instead of “controversial”

  36. First the Blood Moon, now this!

    Truly The End Times.

    1. the comments are delightful

      1. My favorite:

        if Jesus Christ stood in your face and belted you one, you would NOT believe in Him. If he raised your dead dad or mom from the grave IN FRONT OF YOU, you would not believe Him. So, don’t pretend to be “logical” or scientific or even INTELLIGENT.

        1. The Chemtrails one is good too.’

          If Jesus came and belted me one, no, that wouldn’t make me believe in him. Doesn’t seem like a very Christly thing to do. Raising the dead might be a bit more convincing.

  37. ‘Holy Grail’ of muscle cars found in old barn

    Called simply “#1” and “#2,” the prototypes were manufactured by Pontiac engineers and were used as models for the 1967 Firebird, which revolutionized the world of sporty “muscle cars” when it rolled off the assembly line.

    “We found the cars in a garage in Connecticut,” says Rawlings. “They were in a dilapidated barn and are the very first Firebirds .?.?. they were hand-made .?.?. and were used by GM to decide if they wanted to build the Firebird.”

    1. My first car was a 1968 Firebird that I bought for $680. It was red with a black vinyl top (turned gray by the sun). Originally a 350 car, some previous owner put a Pontiac 400 in it. It had a 2-spd Powerglide (Low and Drive!) and – for some reason – the rare 160mph speedo. Rusted rear quarters, steelies, and a set of questionable tires. But hey, when you’re 17 – as long as it goes – who cares?

      1. “My uncle preserved for me an old machine
        For fifty odd years
        To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

        I strip away the old debris
        That hides a shining car”

      2. My buddy had a ’68 – white with red interior. Gorgeous. Had the evidently “rare” straight 6 that was overhead cam. Was a pretty cool car. Definitely very nice looking.

      3. Some hot redhead I went to HS with had a green Ram Air IV convertible.

    2. PS The actual “holy grail” of MC’s would be a prototype GTO, or 409 Chevy, maybe the first Hemi Chrysler.

      A coupla Firechickens? Nice find, but not “The Holy Grail?”. Richard Rawlings is a Hype Machine. God bless his heart…:)

      1. There ‘s nothing about any of the cars you listed that make them any more desirable.

        Hell, a prototype GTO? They had thousands of those guy they were called Le Mans.

  38. And then this happened.

    1. severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

      Nothing worse than a two-step suicide attempt that ends with a 3rd step.

  39. the 1967 Firebird, which revolutionized the world of sporty “muscle cars” when it rolled off the assembly line.

    SRSLY?

    1. Considering it Delorean trying to horn in on the Camaro…

      1. My first car was a bright orange 69 Camaro.

    2. Obviously someone who doesn’t know anything about cars.

      My first was a ’71 Camaro Rally Sport with the split bumper. What a chick magnet…

      1. Psh, My first car was a Brick red 1983 Ford Escort Station wagon with a 4 on the floor

        1. And yes, it got me exactly as many chicks as you would think it did.

    3. Poor Old Nigger Thinks It’s A Cadillac

  40. Boo!

    Obama: Immigration Will ‘Haunt’ Congress

    President Obama warned Congress that failure to move on immigration reform would come back to “haunt” certain members.

    “I think it is very important for Congress to recognize that this is going to be an issue that haunts them until it gets solved,” he said.

    He also accused Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) of refusing to spend political capital to move legislation through the house.

    “And I’m hoping that once we get through some of the Republican primary season, maybe, you know, as we are still far enough away from November, that people see a chance to do the right thing,” Obama said.

    1. Cool! I’m gonna dress up as failure to move on immigration reform for Halloween!

  41. Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Follow Reagan’s ‘Taylor Rule’

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G…..aylor-Rule

    Damn, she is a dollar hawk!

    1. Today was a great day for Americans who want to reign in government spending, maintain low inflation, and enjoy strong economic growth. Chair Yellen is reviving policies that are known to have been good for all Americans.

      Breitbart?

      It can’t be.

      1. Why can’t it be, Caca? Neo-cons can also be just as economically-illiterate as you certainly are.

  42. Since Tony is not here, I guess he agrees with everything that was said here.

    1. lulz

      Happy Thursday, OM!

      1. Tony also agrees. He’s not here, so…

        I mean the idiot really said that he does not comment in any of the threads that talk about government abuse because he agrees with what is being said, despite the fact that he has said, many times, that government is the sole creator and protector of civilization! Talk about incongruity!

    2. I’m sure this meme is a reaction to something stupid Chony wrote. Anybody got a link? I missed the fun.

      1. Yes, indeed!

        https://reason.com/archives/201…..nt_4451976

        “If I don’t show up in a thread it usually means I agree with the argument. I’m more libertarian than you think.”

        You can laugh now.

        1. Gracias, Se?or;.

  43. The City of Yellowknife, Canada, Is Sitting on Enough Arsenic to Kill Every Human on Earth

    However, with a crumbling infrastructure and increasing concern about leakage into the local water supply, the time has come to do something about it. Now that it is 2014 and the Canadian government is older and wiser, they have finally come up with what a reasonable solution to our minor poison problem: They are going to freeze the 237,000 tons of arsenic trioxide underground?for all of eternity.

    “How can we ever ensure that human systems are going to continue to keep something that requires rather sophisticated engineering and monitoring to function forever, that’s just crazy,” argues Kevin O’Reilly, an activist with Northern Alternatives. “We can’t even remember how the pyramids were built 5,000 years ago. How can we know that 5,000 years from now, if there are even people on this planet, that they are going to know what to do to keep this stuff frozen? That’s just irresponsible.”

  44. The actual “holy grail” of MC’s would be a prototype GTO

    A friend of mine was out car shopping one day, a long time ago. Just for fun, he went to look at some guy’s early sixties Bonneville. He opened the hood, and saw a tri-power 426. He looked at the guy and said, “I’ll take it.”

    I can imagine somebody at Pontiac in 1961 or so saying, “Jesus, just think how fast you could go if you put this motor in a car that weighed less than six thousand pounds.”

    1. I was at a stop light in Beverly Hills yesterday morning behind a Telsa Motors sedan with a vanity license plate that read “GAS RIP”.

  45. How can we ever ensure that human systems are going to continue to keep something that requires rather sophisticated engineering and monitoring to function forever, that’s just crazy

    Gosh, I don’t know. Maybe, since we have a written language, we could provide an instruction manual.

    Holy shit these people are deranged.

  46. Joe Biden may have taken a selfie with Barack Obama

    Oh my god, who the hell cares?

    1. I’ll be so glad when the selfie trend is over. Hopefully the fact that they’re doing it means it’s on its last legs.

      1. I don’t really care if people want to take pictures like that, but why the fuck is a shitty picture of a bunch of celebrities or a couple of politicians news?

        1. The attention is the reason for anyone who takes a selfie, celebs and politicians just have a better platform.

        2. It seems like from time to time all the major media decides that some stupid thing is the new thing. It was Twitter a few years ago. Now it seems to be the “selfie”.

          I am very annoyed that “selfie” is even a word. I promise I will never use it except to say what a terrible word it is. How fucking hard is it to say “picture I took of myself”?

    2. I have almost no photos of my dad. The few I do have are from studios or large social events. There was a time, not so long ago, when you needed a time-delay relay that triggered a mechanical plunger attached to a camera’s shutter to cop a selfie. And the whole practice of photography was beyond the comprehension of women.

  47. I was at a stop light in Beverly Hills yesterday morning behind a Telsa Motors sedan with a vanity license plate that read “GAS RIP”.

    “MORON” must be taken.

    1. I think it’s totally cool for rich people experiment with new technology using their own money. “THIEF” would be more appropriate.

  48. Putin insisted the government needed a court order to “stalk” someone and that it didn’t have the resources the U.S. did to conduct mass surveillance.

    When fucking Putin gives a better answer then the American president you know how bad it is.

    1. Putin insisted the government needed a court order to “stalk” someone and that it didn’t have the resources the U.S. did to conduct mass surveillance.

      When someone believes that Putin isn’t lying as he commits the same ‘stalking’ as the American president you know how bad it is.

  49. “The idea is to identify who may be a future shooter or our future victim. Your victim of a shooting might be your next shooter,” said Newark Police Chief Ivonne Roman.

    Doesn’t that read as, “We are totally clueless. We will try to lock up everybody who has any cx to violence, and hold them for the duration of this crisis, just to be safe.”?

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