Rep. Conyers Won't Make Primary Ballot, Manning May Be Transferred, Greenwald's Book May Get Film Adaptation: P.M. Links

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  • As if the Democrats don't have enough problems this election.
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    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is going to have a tougher road to re-election than he thought. He failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the August primary ballot. A majority of the signatures he turned in were invalidated.

  • The Army, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's approval, is considering transferring Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender identity issues. The military currently has no system of dealing with the transgendered.
  • Jill Abramsom, executive editor of the New York Times, is out, as of this afternoon. She will be replaced by Managing Editor Dean Baquet.
  • A judge has quashed New York City's subpoena trying to get years' worth of information about everybody using room rental service Airbnb in the city in order to try to catch folks violating city hotel regulations. The judge ruled the subpoena was overbroad. The city's attorney says they'll adjust and reissue the subpoena.
  • Sony Pictures has bought the film rights to adapt Glenn Greenwald's book, No Place to Hide, about Edward Snowden and National Security Agency surveillance, into a movie.
  • Riots have broken out in Turkey in response to the deadly mine explosion that has killed more than 200. Police have pulled out the tear gas and fire hoses.

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  1. I say we boycott reason until they fix the shoddy commenting. WHO’S WITH ME?

    1. The squirrels getting you too?

    2. Meh. Decidedly meh.

    3. I’m certainly not donating any money until they do.

    4. I blame Lizzy and her constant editing of her article.

  2. Sony Pictures has bought the film rights to adapt Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide, about Edward Snowden and National Security Agency surveillance, into a movie.

    Wasn’t Sony the studio that got special leaks from Obama on another film?

  3. Could be fake, but if not, this is one kick-ass cat!
    http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/20…..cking-dog/

    1. Beat me to it. I doubt it’s fake. The after pictures are gruesome, so be warned!

    2. That’s edited extremely well.

      1. Too well?

    3. That headline is bad. Is the cat protecting the kid from a dog, or is it protecting the dog from a kid?

    4. Why the hell does the mother run off while the kid is still on the ground?

      1. She was gathering the rest of the village?

    5. Who says cats are useless?

    6. SF readers make typical remarks =

      – bogglesthemind
      Rank 2776
      Great story so I’m sorry to say; the tike-on-a-trike was unsupervised and only a few peddle strokes away form road traffic… in Bakersfield that’s extra bad

      novaya_chistka
      Rank 1860
      Please euthanize the dog’s owners while you’re at it. Thanks.

      Positive
      Rank 14297
      hopefully the parents r in custody too…phew

      1. Ya get immune to it, Gilmore…

  4. Nigerian Villagers Outperform Their Army

    About 200 of the [Boko Haram] militants were killed during the fighting in the Kala-Balge district of Borno state, [the witness] said.

    The witness said the residents had formed a vigilante group.

    Meanwhile, disgruntled soldiers opened fire on the convoy of a top military commander in Maiduguri, the main city in Borno, witnesses said.

    Clearly inspired by Michelle Obama.

    1. No, Hillary Clinton was right: It Takes A Village.

      1. #It Takes A Village.

        Fixed that for you…Projecting America’s Hastag Power since 2012?

      2. ^Good one.

    2. Go, Villagers!

  5. Sony Pictures has bought the film rights to adapt Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide, about Edward Snowden and National Security Agency surveillance, into a movie.

    Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin but with the twist ending that the Koch Brothers were behind it all!

    1. Nancy Pelosi to be played by…

      1. A dead fish at low tide.

        1. There is no low tide!

          #ClimateChaos

      2. Katherine Hepburn’s corpse?

        1. “No, I’m still using it.”

          /Spencer Tracy’s Corpse

      3. Max Schreck?

      4. Lena Headey, with the assistance of the makeup and special effects team from The Walking Dead.

        1. Not sure that would work. Her biggest roles of recent have been Cersei Lannister and the main antagonist in the Dredd movie. Neither one of those is nearly as evil as Nancy Pelosi.

    2. Katherine Helmond in Brazil?
      http://youtu.be/Bnx95KyQEAA

      1. Funny, how until I read this comment, I had been subconsciously linking the image of those two for years.

  6. A judge has quashed New York City’s subpoena trying to get years’ worth of information about everybody using room rental service Airbnb in the city in order to try to catch folks violating city hotel regulations. The judge ruled the subpoena was overbroad. The city’s attorney says they’ll adjust and reissue the subpoena.

    Sorry, you are a criminal not an entrepreneur. We say so.

    1. It’s too bad the shared economy folks weren’t able to get a good leftist mayor in office.

      1. Seriously, where is the NY liberal media on this? Corporate welfare for big hotel chains? Is the mayor, or the Times, or anyone, objecting? It’s revolting.

        1. Of course not, because the base wants those sweet, sweet hotel tax dollars. The rate is like 15%.

          1. Also, blind worship of all REGULATIONS.

    1. three rules to not be an alcoholic

      1 don’t drink when you have work to do
      2 don’t drink alone
      3 don’t drink when the sun is up

      1. Fuck that!

      2. 1. I own a brewery, so it’s kinda part of the job.
        2. It’s the only way I find myself tolerable when alone.
        3. Tailgating. Lawnmowing. Boating.

        I don’t believe I’ll be subscribing to your newsletter.

  7. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) is going to have a tougher road to re-election than he thought.

    I can’t imagine that political machinery not getting around this tiny obstacle.

    1. Election laws are to keep outsiders off the ballot, not block incumbents!

      1. Sounds like they’re trying to disenfranchise made-up voters!

        1. ” A majority of the signatures he turned in were invalidated.”

          Made up petitions as well.

    2. His name is a lot easier to spell than Lisa Murkowski’s, so he should be OK.

    3. The irony is that he’s been excellent on ballot access issues.

  8. Wait, so Warty Hugeman and the The Doomcock of Doom isn’t a work of fiction?

    Scientists find 17-million year old giant sperm in cave

    1. question of the day: can a 17-million year old sperm impregnate a woman and create something worthy of a Hollywood movie plot?

      1. Insemino Man?

          1. Sperminator

          2. Sperminator

          3. Sperminator

            1. I beat you, twice.

              Fucking Squirrelzzz

            2. 1,000,000 Years BC (before cum)

      2. SyFy is already writing the script I’m sure.

      3. Barbaflagella

        1. Spunkasaurus vs Giant Sploogigator.

  9. Bouncy houses of doom

    Smith said the pattern of injuries from inflatable bounce houses is similar to injuries suffered from trampoline use. But while there are national safety guidelines for trampolines, there are none for inflatable bounce houses.

    The answer here, clearly, is to fill the bouncy houses with concrete instead of air.

    1. Or deflate bouncy houses by shooting them? Oh wait.

      1. Inflate then with hydrogen

    2. Two similar products, one of them regulated and the other not, same pattern of injuries.

      So what good are the regulations?

  10. So this is a thing now: Climate alarmists conjures up pictures of historic US landmarks flooded due to rising sea levels

    YOU LUNATICS, YOU BLEW IT UP! GOD DAMN YOU! OH GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!

    1. So… we get multiple, picturesque Venices on every coastline? OH THE HUMANITY!

    2. 12 feet…and it will only take like 2000 years for sea levels to rise that much.

      Never mind that is the same rate it has been rising for the past 2000 years, one wonders how many of those landmarks will even be there in 2000 years.

    3. Yeah no one ever thought of a seawall. wtf

  11. Remember, it’s only waste if you can’t do anything with it: Fordite, a “jewel” made from layers of paint.
    “Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, comes in bright colors and psychedelic swirls, and are often crafted into eye-catching jewelry. But fordite is not a gemstone, rather it is dried paint that built up, layer upon layer, in factories that painted automobiles long ago. Especially in Detroit, and hence the name.
    Before painting cars became an automated process, they were spray-painted by hand. Overspray in the painting bays gradually accumulated on the tracks and skids on which vehicles rested while they were painted. Over time, hundreds of layers of paint in myriad colors would build up in the ovens where the cars’ paint was hardened under high heat. Eventually, the build-up paint would become obstructing, or too thick and heavy, and had to be removed. No one can say for sure when the enamel paint slag left the plants, but possibly some crafty workers with an eye for beauty took them home and fashioned them into beautiful jewels.”

  12. French Foreign Minister: ‘500 Days to Avoid Climate Chaos’
    …It is unclear what the foreign minister had in mind with the 500 days. However, France is scheduled to host the “21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change” in December 2015, about 565 days from now.

    1. It is unclear what the foreign minister had in mind with the 500 days…about 565 days from now.

      500, 565…whatever it takes…just like the climate models that have failed to forecast even the past correctly.

    2. It is unclear what the foreign minister had in mind with the 500 days…about 565 days from now.

      500, 565…whatever it takes…just like the climate models that have failed to forecast even the past correctly.

      1. We are perpetually 500 days away from doom.

        1. Free beer. Tomorrow.

  13. The city’s attorney says they’ll adjust and reissue the subpoena.

    Adjust it by sending it to another judge?

    1. I really want to know if this scumbag city attorney has ever violated any law or regulation. Can we the dirty proles subpoena his a$$?

      1. The city attorney cannot break any laws. C’mon. What’s next, you’re going to ask if an NYPD officer has ever violated any law or regulation?

  14. WTF is the gray strip down the sides of the articles below where the Reddit button is?

    1. What Reddit button? And I’ve got the browser set up to have the background be gray by default.

      1. Under Shackford’s name.

        1. I get antisocial networking crap from Facepants, Google Minus, and Twatter, but not Reddit.

  15. 30 untranslatable words beautifully illustrated by Anjana Iyer.

    Reason favorite backpfeifengesicht is one of them.

    1. Excellent.

    2. Chai-Pani (Hindi)

      Untranslatable my ass. It’s called a bribe.

      1. L

      2. baksheesh, frangrant grease, oiling the cogs, etc.

      3. Bribe is such an ugly, accurate word…

      4. How do you know Hindi? Am I not the only Indian guy here?

        1. We’ve got a bunch of linguists too I hear.

          1. Some of those linguists are cunning linguists.

            1. I see what you did there..

      5. Are we counting the children of immigrants? If so that’s at least two.

      6. But lynch may just be referring to the translation given and saying that it’s not a unique idea. idk

      7. Here is a funny and correct response: untranslateable

        1. culaccino (Italian for “mark left on a table by a cold glass”)

          sooo…

          Water-ring.

          His calling bullshit even contains bullshit claims about untranslatable words.

  16. Jezzies think men should wear short shorts again

    No

    Now, I’ll admit, I hate those baggy jeans that go down midway down guys’ shins or lower. They looked ridiculously stupid. But I will not embrace short shorts. I don’t give a shit what hipsters do.

    1. I can’t read the phrase “wear short shorts” without the 70s/80s jingle for Nair going through my head… “Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts!”

    2. Men shouldn’t wear shorts, period. It makes us look stupid.

      1. Bob Benson nut huggers for everyone!

      2. So you swim in pants?

          1. Sounds a little too rapey to me.

      3. Men shouldn’t wear shorts, period. It makes us look stupid.

        Where, pray tell, do you live?

        It’s 97 out and all I want to do is change out of my mandated button up and slacks into a tshirt, flip flop and shorts while sipping a G&T made with the finest ingredients.

        1. So after this comment I challenge your purported sexuality…G&T? Really? You couldn’t go for a long island? Flip Flops and a T-shirt? Even I try a slightly harder if I know people may see me…not too much but slightly. Next you will tell me you like NASCAR and THEN WHERE ARE WE?

          MY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS NEED NOT BE DISRUPTED!

          1. Question: would you prefer I pretended to be straight because I dress that way and drink G&Ts; or pretend that I wore whatever people in West Hollywood and Chelsea are wearing (no idea what that is currently) and drank nothing but Cape Cods and Cosmopolitans (well and mimosas with brunch, clearly)?

            I live in a SoCal beach community, my clothing is entirely appropriate for my milieu, and my G&Ts; are made with one of three fine gins, the most expensive conflict limes, and the surprisingly good/inexpensive Whole Foods tonic water.

            1. “..the most expensive conflict limes..”

              That’s fucking awesome. I pray they were harvested by immigrant orphans, and hand polished with their tears…

          2. Wouldn’t the most masculine dress be naked with hairy legs and ass and dick hanging out?

            Women can’t pull that off that look.

            1. “Women can’t pull that off that look.”

              One of the possible clues there may be a god. They might be as ugly as a two-month-old rotting walrus carcass (ref: DiFi) but they can’t look like that if they tried.

      4. Just make sure you’re doing enough squats to not have chicken legs.

      5. Kilts!

    3. 15. Prozvonit (Czech)

      Interesting. My Slovak grandparents are always doing this (albeit with a land line).

    4. Is it a hipster thing? My brother wears shorter shorts sometimes but he picked it up from being in a frat, not hipster influence.

      I’ll only wear short shorts for running.

      1. Indeed. For athletic stuff, it makes more sense. But just for casual wear? No!

      2. Hipsters usually wear their little sisters’ clothes, though.

        1. And they also try to wear cowboy apperal, but usually the stuff reserved for people who don’t really know how to look like a cowboy.

    5. Only if it helps bring back Battle of the Network Stars.

    6. I’ll wear short shorts the day the ladies drop the pants and go back to dresses and skirts and realize that acting feminine is attractive.

      1. the day the ladies drop the pants

        Every Tuesday at my place.

    7. Here is a nan wearing short shorts: http://m.peopleofwalmart.com/?…..=true#2753

    8. So what would their reaction be if a man told women they should wear certain clothing?

      1. I haven’t a clue. Let’s try it. (You first)

  17. TV Anchor rips viewers complaining about tornado coverage

    I’m with her on this. People can be whiny little bitches about trivial shit.

    1. Like AM/PM links!!

      1. AM/PM links are serious business, Slammer

  18. Conan interviews Christopher Meloni about how he has “the best butt in primetime” thanks genetics, dead lifts and squats.

    1. Are you a Meloni fan, jesse? Watch last Sunday’s Veep. NOM

      1. I can’t think of a reason why someone would NOT like Meloni.

        I didn’t realize Veep was back. How many episodes in are we?

      2. “I love jazz; Kenny G can blow the storm up.”

      3. “I love jazz; Kenny G can blow the storm up.”

      4. He was excellent in that episode. And he definitely left me confused about my sexuality.

  19. Dispatches from San Francisco’s invisible class war

    San Francisco is in the middle of a class war. It’s not the first or last city to have heart-wrenching inequality tear at its fabric, challenge its values, test its support structures. But what’s jaw-dropping to me is how openly, defensively, and critically technology folks demean those who are struggling. The tech industry has a sickening obsession with meritocracy. Far too many geeks and entrepreneurs worship at the altar of zeros and ones, believing that outputs can be boiled down to a simple equation based on inputs. In a modern-day version of the Protestant ethic, there’s a sense that success is a guaranteed outcome of hard work, skills, and intelligence. Thus, anyone who is struggling can be blamed for their own circumstances.

    This attitude is front and center when it comes to people who are visibly homeless on the streets of San Francisco, a mere fraction of the total homeless population in that city.

    Yeah sure lady, it’ll be so much better when your moralizing drives out the productive and you’re left with the political elite, their cronies, and a permanent underclass dependent on government benefits.

    1. Goddamn productive people, making the rest of us look bad…

    2. Meritocracy, who needs it? Clearly people should only be allowed to advance in life through ancestry, political connections, and Ivy League degrees. For the children.

    3. there’s a sense that success is a guaranteed outcome of hard work, skills, and intelligence

      Given what I assume is a high failure rate for tech startups, it seems far more likely that they understand that success comes from giving people what they want better than your competitors.

    4. tear at its fabric, challenge its values, test its support structures

      Fuck me. A city is a collection of people who live there, work there, pass through there. It doesn’t have any of those things.

    5. This is anecdotal, but when I was in SF a lot of the homeless people looked pretty able-bodied. Like, they looked like 20ish year olds that didn’t feel like going to work. At least here in the northeast, the homeless people look appropriately crazy. Probably because it’s hard to live outside when the weather sucks 8 out of 12 months.

      1. Max Power|5.14.14 @ 4:51PM|#
        “This is anecdotal, but when I was in SF a lot of the homeless people looked pretty able-bodied. Like, they looked like 20ish year olds that didn’t feel like going to work”

        I *AM* in SF and that’s what it looks like to me, too.

        1. Has the homeless population balooned recently? I visited in 2007 and didn’t really notice but when I visited at the end of last summer there were homeless people everywhere.

          1. “Has the homeless population balooned recently?”
            Not that I’ve noticed as a trend, but depending on the weather and time of the month, it seems more bums are visible.

        2. Here in L.A., we get a good mix of abel bodied homeless and batshit crazy, drug-addled people who look like they’re 80 (though probably 35, but you know, drugs).

      2. Yes, and these are the people for whose feeding Reason supports commandeering parks.

        1. Fuck off Tulpa.

    6. I’m more concerned about the public safety implications of all these invisible homeless people. Now, were these people born invisible, or did they gain their invisibility through some kind of super-science accident or contact with an alien artifact?

      1. Cloaks of invisibility looted from treasure chests over near Presidio. All homeless people do level 12 quests in Presidio. It is known.

      2. They’re still battling their stealthboy addiction epidemic, but it’s on the down-low..

    7. Masks were dropped.

    8. In a modern-day version of the Protestant ethic, there’s a sense that success is a guaranteed outcome of hard work, skills, and intelligence. Thus, anyone who is struggling can be blamed for their own circumstances.

      Something tells me that this twit’s strawman definition of “success” is “fabulously wealthy with not a want in the world,” as opposed to something more kulakish like “living modestly with little to no debt and a steady paycheck.”

      Because empirically speaking, someone who is intelligent, highly skilled, and is willing to work their ass off rarely ends up supplementing their lifestyle with socialist dependecy programs.

      1. Their binary choices always amaze me. You have 2 choices: support them, or blame them. The idea that you could just leave them the fuck alone without judgment is apparently not an option.

        1. You could hunt them, that would be another choice, right?

        2. I am happy to ignore them. And when asked for something I usually reply “no thanks, I’m good”. And I have no problem with the Sikhs who would bring them sandwiches every day around 6. I really only hate them because I envy their amount of free time.

          1. I really only hate them because I envy their amount of free time.

            I have a similar relationship with the homeless, although there are a couple of regulars in my neighborhood that I don’t mind so much.

            The thing that pisses me off is how slow they walk and clog up my sidewalks when I’m trying to get to work. Cmon people, I knwo you don’t have shit to do today, but that EBT card doesn’t fill itself up. Someone has to go tow work, toil, and be stolen from in order for you to survive.

            When people talk about the libertarian dystopia of starving corpses in the streets I think “doesn’t sound too bad, I can step over corpses much easier than get around rows of human refuse clogging my sidewalks.”

    9. The tech industry has a sickening obsession with meritocracy.

      Why shouldn’t the high-school geeks and outcasts revel in taking over the world now that they are raking in all the money?

      1. For people supposedly so committed to progress, leftists are terrified of change.

      2. Holy Fcuk.

        People who study hard, compete with everybody from the rest of the world for jobs in an industry which allows you a paycheck if you spend most of your life there but bumps you out on the street if you miss a deadline somehow feel connected to performance as a measure of worth.

        Whooddathunkitt?

        1. Plus all the employees are competing against cheap-as-fuck code-shops packed full of Estonians earning 100/day.

          Those people work freaking hard and are trying to take your job. (And good on them).

    10. I know this is controversial, but fuck the homeless. Although if I were to go that route you goddamn right I would choose to move to a nice warm climate with ample food sources. And if working waffles were to walk by homeless waffles I’d expect nothing less than derision. When I was unemployed and busting my ass to find work in California each panhandler’s groaning plea for cash was a slap in the face. Fuck these people.

      Living in an east coast city I could feel genuine sympathy for the homeless people I saw. California cured me of that.

      1. You’d feel different if you had permanent chronic anal leakage.

        1. Sounds like the voice of experience.

    11. By “class war” she means that people want to live in San Francisco, and don’t immediately bow down to HER and refrain from living there so that the rents can stay low.

      That’s it.

      If you walk into a place and say, “Hey, this is nice. I think I’d like to live here,” you’re engaged in class warfare against the poor.

      Of course, progressives will at the same time talk about how critically important it is that all people feel welcome everywhere at all times. Exclusion is the chief social evil, to progressives. EXCEPT if we’re talking about excluding from San Francisco anyone who might pay more in rent than this lady. Then it’s a critical class warfare defense.

  20. PBS’ Frontline has a two-part documentary on the NSA surveillance programs and Snowden. Part one is online.

  21. Since we are fucked because of climate change, why not spend $2 trillion every year to climate-proof every city in the world?

    Earlier this spring, the United Nations (UN) Climate Report warned the worst is yet to come. It noted that human-induced climate disruption has begun to thwart farmers growing food, thus impinging upon the global food supply. It specifically pointed out that the oceans (which provides three out of every four breaths of oxygen for 7.2 billion humans) are in dire trouble with warming temperatures and ocean acidification having already killed three quarters of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef on the globe. The UN has issued a clarion wake-up call stating that the forthcoming climate disruption is unprecedented in type and scale to the wellbeing, health and survival of the human race.

    […]

    Last month, the International Monetary Fund conservatively calculated that fossil fuel industry, the makers of climate disruption, receive at least $2 trillion in taxpayer subsidies each year.

    I strongly suggest that it would be far more prudent to spend $2 trillion annually on future-proofing every town and city on planet Earth from the pending wrath of wild weather rather than subsidizing the demise of the human race and most other life-forms, too.

    Wouldn’t you agree?

    1. I’m confused. I thought it was chemicals in sunscreen killing coral.

      One week farmers won’t use fungicides to kill coffee rust because consumers want organic. Next week it’s climate change. Coral is being killed by wonky chemicals in sunscreen, nope, really it’s climate change.

      At least sunscreen and fungicides are tackleable problems.

      1. At least sunscreen and fungicides are tackleable problems.

        The don’t want these problems solved. They want to be out in charge of “solving” them.

      2. Have we tried giving coral coffee yet?

      3. Don’t you get it Jesse, it’s both. People need to use more sunscreen because of climate change and since the sunscreen is killing the coral and the climate change is increasing usage of sunscreen, climate change is responsible.

        1. Ah I see. And more of the sunscreen ends up in the ocean because the sea levels rise and sweep away bottles of it.

          How foolish of me.

          Does Obamacare cover tanning injectables?

    2. I’m all for the part about stopping the $2 trillion in taxpayer subsidies a year.

    3. Are you going to acid-proof the oceans and evaporation-proof the water cycle that those cities depend on as well? Real life isn’t SimCity and there aren’t any lunch arcologies around.

  22. The military currently has no system of dealing with the transgendered.

    I’m sure they do, but probably don’t like to talk about it.

    1. Used to be, you weren’t even supposed to ask about it.

  23. Libertarians and gamers again unite in the upcoming game Glorious Leader!/

  24. “I’ve loved my run at The Times,” she said in a statement. “I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism,” she added, noting her appointment of many senior female editors as one of her achievements.

    If I were recalling my job successes, I don’t think saying, “I hired many, many white people!” would be one of them.

    I would try to list, you know, accomplishments. Jill, being a newsperson, should list stuff like, “Broke story on blah blah blah” or “won Pulitzer on blah blah series” or “increased readership by 45% and raised revenues without cutting staff”

    You know, those kinds of accomplishments. Appointing vaginas or penises to high-power roles isn’t an ‘accomplishment’.

    1. stand-up journalism

      Good word for it.

    2. Stand-up journalism? Is that anything like stand-up comedy?

    3. Be more respectful Paul. She’s got a Medal of Honor fighting in the War on Women.

      1. ^nice

  25. Jill Abrahamson shatters the glass floor, out as editor of New York Times

    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO.

    Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately.

    The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

    In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramson’s departure was related to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do with the quality of the paper’s journalism during her tenure. Abramson was not present for the newsroom announcement.

    “I choose to appoint a new leader for our newsroom because I believe that new leadership will improve some aspects of the management of the newsroom,” Sulzberger said. “This is not about any disagreement between the newsroom and the business side.”

    You can lie and shill Jill, by The Times needs somehow who can lie and shill and skew towards a young demographic.

    1. Well shit. There’s always one link I overlook when scanning at the top.

    2. the quality of the paper’s journalism

      HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

    3. an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do with the quality of the paper’s journalism

      When the quality of your end-product isn’t affected by management, you’ve got a bigger problem than you realize.

      1. Yeah. Unless Abramson was assaulting people or stealing money, what management issue would matter if it wasn’t affecting the product on the page?

        1. Sometimes personalities clash.

          Why did the Sonics fire George Carl? Arguably the best coach in the franchise’s history.

          She could have just had a pissing match with one of the board members and he fired him because his fragile– and I mean fragile– New Yorker ego was bruised.

        2. Headlines

          NYT: Managing editor Ms Abramson replaced

          NYNews: Bossy Bitch Bagged

    4. Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor cruise ship deck chair arranger, effective immediately.

  26. He failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the August primary ballot. A majority of the signatures he turned in were invalidated.

    don’t judges usually issue a common sense exemption from the law in these cases? I mean, for god sakes, he is on one of the TEAMS! This is clearly a miscarriage of justice!

  27. So Sasse and that other TP guy won their primaries or whatever. Maybe the TP isn’t dead. Are these two libertarian-ish?

  28. Conyers will win re-election, either because his cronies get him on as the Dem nominee, or as a write-in candidate.

    The big challenge will be mass-producing the absentee ballots with a write-in vote. But I’m sure the Dem “turn-out” machine will be up to the task.

    1. The way he could be screwed is if someone with a confusingly similar name enters the race.

  29. Other than that, Mr. Lincoln…

    Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Stephens of Georgia – “They acquired a sincere, lifelong mutual respect for each other. In agreement on many things while in Congress, they differed on the morality of slavery.”

    http://saportareport.com/blog/…..nt-page-1/

  30. Incumbent state legislator in West Virginia is beaten by a 17 year old.

    I mean in a Republican primary, perverts!

    “[Saira] Blair campaigned on an antiabortion, pro-Second Amendment platform, offering her cellphone number to constituents and pledging not to go negative.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/…..-delegate/

    1. Brutal..

  31. “Jill Abramsom”

    That final “m” needs to be an “n.”

  32. George Martin says he still does his writing on a DOS Word Processor.

    1. Modern Word processors are bullshit.

      I would rather use Notepad or simpletext or whatever then load up a monster program filled with shit I will never use.

    2. As a person who spent his life in tech, I don’t own a word processor. If I need something really fancy, I use Wordpad (Write). Otherwise, it’s notepad.

    3. Wordstar lives

  33. “I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism,” [says Abramson]she added, noting her appointment of many senior female editors as one of her achievements.

    This line probably made a lot of people laugh and despair at the same time. I wouldn’t call government-fellating ‘stand-up journalism’.

    Mr. Baquet, 57,[…] will become the first African-American executive editor at The New York Times.

    Sounds like he’s already got his most notable achievement squared away.

  34. I wouldn’t call government-fellating ‘stand-up journalism’.

    Knee-pad journalism.

    So let it be written.

  35. “I got to work with the best plagiarists in the world doing so much suck-up journalism,”

    FIFY

  36. The Army, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s approval, is considering transferring Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she he can get treatment for her his gender identity issues.

    Medieval surgical mutilation and Lance Armstrong’s medicine cabinet can make a dragged-out mannequin from a man, but currently no tech can make one into a woman.

    Besides, you hear the Carbontologists talk of their 97% consensus all day. Try this: Give ‘Chelsea’ a DNA test, then ask any thousand qualified genetic lab-techs to run some tests and tell us if it’s a guy or a girl.

    Wow, a 100% consensus ‘Chelsea’ is packing XY. So, the science must be ‘settled’ on that count, or are we dealing with a bunch of gender-deniers?

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