More Ground Troops in Iraq?, Holder on Ferguson: 'Change is Coming,' Redskins Debate Continues: P.M. Links

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    Get ready for even more troops on the ground in Iraq, because military officials are "weighing the possibility."

  • "Change is coming," says Attorney General Eric Holder, who is meeting with Missouri college students in the wake of the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson. Nobody knows exactly how many people are killed by cops each year in America, but by contrast, British police went two years without fatally shooting anybody.
  • Amid the resurgence of other Soviet-era policies, Russia is bringing back the whataboutism: "Try to solve" domestic crises like Ferguson before meddling abroad, Russia's human rights commissioner suggests to the U.S. Meanwhile, rebel-held Ukrainian cities appear to be slipping through the fingers of Kremlin-backed fighters. Some daring individuals even planted a Ukrainian flag over Moscow today.
  • The gunfire resumes over Gaza as peace talks fail.
  • Rick Perry plead not guilty in the abuse of power case brought against him. If Perry's guilty of anything, it's snatching this absurd situation and turning it into a great public relations moment.
  • "What's all the stink over the Redskin name? …It's all the political correct idiots in America," says Mike "Da Bears" Ditka. Mike Carey, a well-known NFL referee, says he refused to work Redskins games for seven seasons over their name. 

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  1. Get ready for even more troops on the ground in Iraq…

    Maybe just enough boots to give Hollywood a sequel to Blackhawk Down?

    1. Hello.

      This Redskins thing is potentially turning me into a fan of the team.

      1. Their coming on to the field with their hands up now makes me want to see them change their name to the Washington Bigots.

        1. Washington Parasite Politicians.

          1. I think they should keep the name, but change the logo to a picture of some redskin potatoes.

      2. I can’t believe I’m cheering for Dan Snyder.

        1. Yeah, I know. But I cheered for Sterling too.

          And the bad guys in Avatar.

      3. Aren’t you an Eagles fan? No cheering for rivals!

        1. Yeah.

      4. I actually like them as a leftover from the original Gibbs years. I really liked the style of that team, offense and defense. Not that I care much about them now, but they aren’t on my hate list. They’re also my wife’s team, though she only nominally gives a shit.

  2. “Change is coming,” says Attorney General Eric Holder…

    No hope?

    1. No change, either. Not from Bush’s foreign policy, anyway.

      1. In retrospect, that comment made zero sense.

        1. You needed to post something more along the lines of Holder and Obama marching in a no justice, no peace demo outside the white house.

          1. Once again, opportunity slips through my fingers.

            I blame Bush.

    2. Just winter.

      1. …for Russia and France?

  3. Rick Perry plead not guilty in the abuse of power case brought against him.

    He’s only guilty of three things and he’s pretty sure this isn’t one of them.

    1. verb (used with object), pleaded or pled, pleading.
      5.
      to allege or urge in defense, justification, or excuse:
      to plead ignorance.

      1. Authoritative pedantry is still pedantry.

        1. Yes, by all means, let’s have words devolve into having no meaning or proper spelling, whatsoever. What could possibly go wrong?

    2. Little annoyed that the Democrats want to make him a popular martyr. Might give him a lift in 2016. Can’t they make a political martyr out of Rand Paul instead?

      1. Yeah, I’m pissed at all the InstaPundit and Twitchy posts talking about how Insanely Awesome Rick Perry is. It reminds me of something…

        1. He’ll bring us Hope and Change and great, robotic hair.

  4. …who is meeting with Missouri college students in the wake of the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson.

    They’re witnesses?

    1. It’s a get-out-the-vote effort.

    2. They’re photogenic and orderly, unlike actual angry Fergusonians.

      My apologies to any photogenic, orderly, angry Fergusonians.

      1. I thought the black chick who witnessed the shooting was kind of cute. Don’t thing she was an angry protester.

    3. College students? WTF?

      1. I’m starting to see more white faces in the protest crowds — or maybe I’m thinking of the lilly white crowd in Denver, one of whom said she had done the whole hashtag thing and wanted to make an impact by standing on the Colorado Capital steps.

        1. maybe I’m thinking of the lilly white crowd in Denver, one of whom said she had done the whole hashtag thing and wanted to make an impact by standing on the Colorado Capital steps.

          Classic Denver SWPLism.

    4. ‘I’m pretty sure I’m not guilty your honor.’

  5. Rick Perry plead not guilty in the abuse of power case brought against him. If Perry’s guilty of anything, it’s snatching this absurd situation and turning it into a great public relations moment.

    This will help him because (1) it’ll make for great ads, (2) the indictment’s failure will make the Democratic response look petty and (3) uh… well, …

    1. Funny, but that was pre-glasses Perry. He’s a statesman now

      1. Reminds me of the time Homer found Henry Kissinger’s glasses:

        Homer: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
        Man in stall: That’s a right triangle, ya idiot!
        Homer: D’oh!

        1. Wearing Kissinger’s glasses makes everyone look smarter.

          1. Wearing his personal glasses actually makes you smarter. Of course, since Dr. K remains among the living, you’ll have to steal or buy them.

    2. Is there a hot librarianish thing for men?

      1. If there is, Perry ain’t it.

  6. Some daring individuals even planted a Ukrainian flag over Moscow today.

    And then some stoners or Krauts or whoever bleached it white?

    1. Individuals? In Russia? Something must be done.

      1. Collectivize their consciousnesses.

        HIVEMIND/HIVEMIND 2016

  7. “Change is coming”

    Oooooooohhhh shit.

  8. “Try to solve” domestic crises like Ferguson before meddling abroad…

    Domestic crises like Ferguson get used, not solved.

  9. “What’s all the stink over the Redskin name? ?It’s all the political correct idiots in America,” says Mike “Da Bears” Ditka.

    And then he gave them blankets covered in smallpox.

    1. Easy, Fist, you are going to break something.

  10. “Try to solve” domestic crises like Ferguson before meddling abroad, Russia’s human rights commissioner suggests to the U.S.

    And you are lynching negroes!

    I begin to understand what the wise man said about history being a tragedy that repeats as farce.

  11. In “District Attorney may be a criminal” news:

    Confusion regarding whether or not District Attorney Kim Soo Chang committed public masturbation arises

    As we reported last time, District Attorney Kim Soo Chang was being investigated after being accused of committing public masturbation. The Jeju Provincial Police Agency recently announced their findings after examining the CCTV footage. However, due to conflicting reports among the Korean media, it’s hard to say whether the man in the clip is Kim Soo Chang or if he was even masturbating.

    Warning: the page seems to be a severe memory hog.

    1. No one who comes to this place would ever tolerate a site that hogs memory.

      1. “No one who speaks German could be an evil man.”

        1. Die Bart, Die.

      1. None of the strafing variety. The teacher looks pretty good though.

    1. A former Catholic school teacher facing up to life in prison for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student

      Life?! Age of consent laws are an area where the reason commentariat changed my mind. I was generally not opposed to them. I have come to realize that it is a parental responsibility, not a State one. If this boys parents are upset with him having sex with this teacher, they should be punishing him. In truth, it is probably tied to some financial “compensation” rather than any perception of wrong doing.

      1. That struck me. Statutory ‘rape’ (because I’m sure he hated it) gets you life in prison?

        1. I am sure those who favor that kind of law imagine that it is 30 year old men getting 12 year old girls drunk and having their way with them. Instead of realizing that every encounter with a minor may not be a Polanski.

          The key, if you do not want your sexually developed young daughter having sex is to actually, you know, pay attention to what she is doing.

      2. “I have come to realize that it is a parental responsibility, not a State one. ”

        Are you a member of Juniper Creek church?

        1. Are you a member of Juniper Creek church?

          I had never heard of the show but just glanced at the wiki. Do you jack off to the show when you need to get your SOCONZ hate on?

          1. U mad, bro?

            1. How could I be? Having never seen the show I can only guess that you are attempting to conflate their views with the very libertarian opposition to sexual consent laws. Maybe you are attempting humor? Who can tell?

              1. Why do you engage this piece of shit troll?

    2. Eddie’s checking with his bishop before commenting on the story

    3. Ronk was a Spanish teacher at the school.

      She is relatively ‘caliente’ so, good for the 15 yr old.

  12. Read before dinner:

    Let’s Clear Up Some Lies You’ve Been Told About Vaginas

    Here’s the thing: Pussies are not supposed to taste like cupcakes and smell like roses. They are supposed to taste and smell like pussies: sweet, pungent, spicy, delicious, and maybe a little bit like iron before, during, and after your period. But unless there is an underlying health issue, there is nothing wrong with a pussy that tastes, smells, and looks like, well, a pussy.

    1. What does yours smell like, Jenny?

      1. What does yours smell like, Jenny Certified Public Asskicker?

        Fixed it for you. 😉

        1. I like to slather mine in BBQ sauce.

          1. Tomato or vinegar based?

    2. Comment:

      This has been a bone of contention for me for a long time. I abhor the abundant “tuna” references by men, and I am so fearful of cunnilingus because of it. I am 58 and have very rarely let anyone go down on me, at least not since my 20’s, because of the media and male-driven self-loathing I have of my vagina possibly smelling bad. Even if my husband tries, and I allow him, I can’t relax. Ever. Guys wonder why it takes some women so long to climax that way? Well, got news for you a$$holes: This is why!

      1. That’s fucken’ PRICELESS.

        But I thought it smelled like rotting fish or even smoked salmon???

        Well, I’ve gone down on girls who have incredibly wonderful scented pussies. It was like entering a realm of lavender and unicorns.

      2. you a$$holes:

        Yeah, this is our fault.

      3. I am 58

        I stopped right there. No more, please.

        1. She writes like a typical 23 yr old Jezebel commentor.

      4. Imagine that, a feminist who is a self-absorbed neurotic dipshit who blames her neuroses on “men.”

      5. Evidently much in this article was “borrowed” from a Jezebel piece. But the taste issue is not just about pussies. From the comments:

        “Additionally, i’ve swallowed probably quarts of jizz over the course of my sexually active lifetime (I am 43) which tasted AWFUL. Semen is most definitely (dare i say moreso) affected by dietary activity.

        It should be noted that i dated drug addicts, serious boozers and smokers who also ate tons of junk food so, uhm, yeah.”

        if I were this person I’d be worried about more than bad tasting semen.

      6. I am 58 and have very rarely let anyone go down on me, at least not since my 20’s, because of the media and male-driven self-loathing I have of my vagina possibly smelling bad.

        You can always smother yours with ketchup. Just to be on the safe side.

    3. Um, why the bolding? Blood does, you know, taste like that.

      1. Yes, but oral sex and vaginal bleeding is not a pleasant thought.

        Unless I am being a prude again.

        1. Earn your red wings, dude. It’s not so bad.

    4. Only poorly maintained vag smells or tastes bad. A little blood taste never hurt anyone. Everyone should eat more pussy.

      1. “I’m Warty and I approve this message!”

      2. Why do I get the feeling you fry them on a skillet first?

      3. A little blood taste never hurt anyone.

        “Trust me on this.”

    5. Ok, During a period, they should not taste like anything. Because they should not be tasted. I’m all for most things, but that is just gross.

  13. Like the svelte design of the HTC One M8, but resent the immense number of games and apps available for it?

    Well you’re in luck! Now you get the same hardware with Windows on it.

    (FWIW, I would like to see a third major competitor in the smartphone OS marketplace, but so far Microsoft, Mozilla*, BlackBerry, Samsung/Intel (Tizen), Jolla, et al. are doing shitty jobs at it).

    *They are specifically targeting the low-end so it might not be fair to include them in that list.

    1. Is that a good version of Windows, or Windows 8.x?

      1. It’s Windows Phone 8, which under-the-hood runs the Windows NT kernel, but from a user POV isn’t the same operating system except when it comes to branding.

    2. I bought a Nexus 5 in January and switched to Straight Talk.

      No regrets. Battery life is a little weak, but eh, I have a charger on my desk at work and I charge it every night as well.

      1. Straight Talk with an AT&T SIM or a T-Mobile SIM (note: if you don’t know, then it’s probably T-Mobile).

        1. AT&T sim

    3. Carl, I was thinking about getting an mSATA SSD drive for my laptop. Crucial and Samsung seem to be dominating the options on Amazon. Anything in particular I should be looking for/avoiding?

      I know you mentioned that someone had dropped quality considerably once online ratings were good.

  14. “The Last of US” is coming true.

    Zombie fungus infects ants

    1. That is some pretty horrific shit, actually. Nature, you scary.

    2. That’s pretty wicked.

      Now, let’s find the zombie fungus that turns able bodied people into self entitled boobs or welfare bums.

      1. We can weaponize it and use it against the Chinese. Or Japanese. Or whichever country is the Yellow Peril this year.

      2. Statism is a fungus?

    3. Im fairly certain that Last of Us was based on the fungus. Not the other way around.

  15. Sheriffs seize $2.2 million worth of opium in small Georgia town.

    Lt. Matt Guthas said Monday that 38-year-old De Yang is charged with drug possession, intent to distribute and drug trafficking.
    Guthas says the Department of Homeland Security told the sheriff’s office a suspicious package was being shipped from Laos to Auburn, which is roughly 25 miles west of Athens.
    Guthas says U.S. Customs and Border Patrol scanned the package, detected illegal substances inside and homeland security officials notified the sheriff’s office. Guthas says the department worked with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the package and arrested Yang after she opened it.
    Opium is the primary ingredient in heroin.

    The last part was the dumb part for me – believing/implying this was going to be converted instead of used as is. (Googling) Looks like opium converts to heroin at a 10:1 ratio, so the twenty pounds of opium would have made two pounds of heroin – think of all the shipping costs they could have saved if they’d converted it first.

    1. Yeah, the reason why heroin is the illicit opioid drug of choice is probably because it is so compact and relatively easy to produce from raw opium.

      “The primary ingredient in heroin” is pretty funny by itself too.

      1. Yes, it is.

    2. But dammit, smoked opium is just better.

  16. US might start selling armaments to Vietnam again.

    The top U.S. military officer traveled to Vietnam last week to help strengthen regional security at a time when Vietnamese fear armed conflict with China over maritime disputes.
    The visit by Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, increased prospects that the United States may soon scrap its weapons embargo on Vietnam. But at the same time, Dempsey tempered hopes of heightened military cooperation with a message that Asia should not look to the United States when it clashes with China.
    “I think fundamentally we would all agree that a stronger ASEAN response, which is to say a stronger multinational response, is really what’s appropriate — not necessarily, what does the United States intend to do about it,” Dempsey told a small gathering of reporters here Saturday, referring to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

    1. Man, I read about this, like (Shaggy voice), five years ago.

    2. The sun is just weather, you rat-bagging, tea-fucker!

      1. So, my SUV is the climate then?

    3. Antarctic ice coverage is 2sd’s above normal and Arctic ice is just a little below normal. Can’t wait for 2020 when a new ice age is the big fear.

      1. Can’t wait for 2020 when a new ice age is the big fear.

        Again.

        Then back to overpopulation (or is that an ever-present undercurrent?).

        1. There is no problem an environmentalist can’t solve with democide.

    4. We’re going to need an awful lot of new taxes to fund enough equipment to destroy the sun.

  17. Please tell me fucking Celtic aren’t going to qualify for the Champions League.

    1. Seems extremely likely right now.

  18. What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

    Spoiler alert: exactly what you think would happen, happens.

    Lovely correction:

    The original online and on-air versions of this story incorrectly put the value of the Lamborghini at $80,000. The correct figure is $800,000.

    BTW, it works in America, too.

    1. Just a guess: the man gets arrested for.soliciting prostitution?

    2. How stupid are those girls? A complete stranger acting like a mime and they get in the car?

      Also, did he bang any of them?

      1. Well, the second one at least recognized him as “that guy from YouTube”.

        But yeah, if it’s not staged, it’s pretty stupid. At least it’s in a car with no top, I guess.

    3. trigger warning: heterosexual behavior

    1. And, of course, don’t read the comments.

      celer.aquaMatt Novak
      9/24/13 3:08pm
      I am 100% in favor of shipping libertarians into space. Where do I invest my meager fortune?

      NorwoodIsMyHeroJason-A-W-3
      Today 4:35pm
      I’ve read The Road to Serfdom and Free to Choose.

      Not surprised and I still support the idea of sending all of you into space.

      1. They’d be happy to see us go…until we became wealthy and successful. Then it’s all “BLOW ‘EM OUT OF THE SKY.”

        Just ask Tony about secession.

      2. NorwoodIsMyHeroJason-A-W-3
        Today 4:35pm
        I’ve read The Road to Serfdom and Free to Choose.

        Is it possible that Marxians are irony-impaired?

  19. Some daring individuals even planted a Ukrainian flag over Moscow today.

    I thought that dude was part of the statue, he looks so cartoonish.

  20. Sounds liek some seriou business.

    http://www.Anon-Surf.tk

  21. *British police went two years without fatally shooting anybody.*

    Oh, British law, yes, let’s use that socialist hellhole as a fine example of how to police a society.

    CCTVs everywhere, yet soldiers getting beheaded in the streets. The population disarmed to the point of steak knives being considered a deadly weapon. Burglar trips on a frayed carpet in your house, he sues you for damages.

    Yes, what a paradise.

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