D.C. Issuing Concealed Carry Permits Again, ISIS on the Run in Kobani, All Hail Selena Gomez: P.M. Links

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    For the first time in decades, the Washington, D.C. police department will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits. The move is a direct result of a recent federal court ruling that struck down the city's handgun ban.

  • U.S. airstrikes killed hundreds of ISIS terrorists in Kobani, Syria, today.
  • Michigan officials could charge up to 30 kids with felony child porn charges for sexting with each other. We are supposed to take solace in the fact that they will likely be treated as juveniles.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy resigned today. He seems to be leaving on good terms, although some of policies—the iPad debacle, for instance—proved controversial.
  • Ezra Klein faces continued criticism over his support for "Yes Means Yes."
  • Selena Gomez to adult critics: "I wish I could just sit them down and say, 'What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?' Because I can guarantee you it's not half of what I've done."

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  1. Okay, which one of you is this this?

    Ebola is about to break loose in America. It’s already in Dallas and Atlanta. Boston will be its next stop I am sure and soon airplanes, taxis, and the T will not be safe. Don’t wait for it to be too late. I have been prepping for about 10 years in the Vermont mountains and have a hidden sustainable bug out shelter well off the grid and completely self sufficient. I only fear that by going there now, alone, I will emerge in 10-15 years to find humanity has succumbed to this modern day plague and I will have no way to keep the species going.

    1. I’m kinda jealous of that bunker.

    2. I wish. That is a sweet ride.

    3. Hello.

      What’s a Selena?

    4. I bet it’s Warty.

      1. I thought maybe Lord Humungus but he rolls open-cockpit.

        1. My shelter is a cabin in the woods – heated by a wood stove.

      2. You should see the montage of me welding it.

      3. Warty’s bug out shelter is also his rape dungeon. He would not be asking about how to keep the species going.

        He’d be talking about the new species he created.

    5. PapayaSF, obviously.

      1. Not enough hating on foreigners.

      2. Please, if he were a real prepper, he wouldn’t be living in fucking San Fransisco.

        Much less completely ignorant of the epidemiology of communicable diseases. the great irony of this is despite all his caterwauling, I’ll bet dollar to doughnuts that he hasn’t one canned good in his apartment, much less some N95 particulate respirators, Tyvek overalls, nitrile gloves, etc.

        I, on the other hand, have a well stocked pantry of canned vegetables from my garden in addition to dry goods, 150 gallons of water, a Berkey water filter medical supplies, firearms, a bugout bag and location, and many more tricks up my sleeve.

        Based on the quack “natural health” websites he spams the forums with, I bet he has plenty of homeopathic serums and colloidal silver though!

        Godspeed, you lunatic. Godspeed.

        1. “and many more tricks up my sleeve.”

          Now why did the idea of retarded rappers, midgets, clowns and whores co-mingling and conspiring to perform acts of sexual debauchery – that may or may not include you – immediately come to mind?

        2. I have some Campbell’s, a six pack of Lipton Brisk, and a couple of knives, plus a good collection of Star Wars novels on my Nook.

        3. I’m not gonna make it in a full-on EOTWAWKI scenario.

          For lesser catastrophes, I have a supply of specie and trade goods (booze and ammo, mainly – the ammo I will exchange for what I need at either 1 foot per second or 2,000 feet per second, your call).

          I’d like to have some off-grid electricity (solar is the way to go here in Tucson) and water (its a fargin’ desert, so I dunno on that front).

    6. I request that you are fertile and able to bear at least three children with me should we find ourselves in a situation where a decade or more passes before it is safe to emerge.

      Oh right, this is craigslist.

    7. I will emerge in 10-15 years to find humanity has succumbed to this modern day plague

      What, you live in a Faraday cage? You don’t have a radio? You don’t believe the 2020 Census will find you no matter how well you think you’ve hidden yourself?

    8. It’s not me, unfortunately.

      I am not prepared at all.

      So basically if the shit hits the fan I have to find this guy and shoot him and hope no one then finds me.

      1. Don’t forget to take the girl who answers this ad with you. Shooting and looting is no fun if you don’t take their women too.

        1. A Baptist college is expanding in my town so I figure on my way to this guy’s shelter I’ll just swing by there and pick up a sixpack of Christian girls with daddy issues.

          1. …And this is why there are no female libertarians.

            1. Female libertarians:

              http://www.thelibertypapers.or…..ce-online/

          2. For sure. Unlike the Catholic girls, they don’t have guilt issues and see pleasing you as their biblical duty.

          3. From past experience, bring a twelve-pack for your sixpack.

          4. Bring some Mormons because they have lots of food stockpiled.

      2. I figure I’ll just jump off of the Empire State Building. If the world goes to shit, there’s no way I’d survive long anyway.

    9. I saw that vehicle on Pawn Stars.

    10. That is hilarious. He is trying to pick up a harem. Freakin’ hilarious.

  2. …D.C. police department will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits.

    The round file is going to be awfully full.

    1. Accepting and issuing are 2 entirely different things.

      1. I take it it’s not shall issue for them then

        1. The SCOTUS dinged IL and DC for not having any due process for handguns. So they’re instituting a process, I doubt they will approve applications. NY is like that. (See Kachalsky v. Cacace).

    2. They’re accepting permits. There is no guarantee if they will approve any.

    3. Accepting applications, and denying them.

      1. Why deny them? Then the denial can be appealed and it’ll be all messy. Just easier to keep them in processing status.

  3. Selena who?

    1. “I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15?

      Well, I wasn’t making shitty TV shows and shitty music, that’s for sure.

      1. Or lots of money.

      2. At 15, I won a soccer MVP presented to me by then Captain of Team Canada Bruce Wilson and later was invited to Canada’s U-16 try out.

        You fucking cunt.

        1. At 15, I won a soccer MVP presented to me by then Captain of Team Canada

          If it were hockey, that would be an honor. Soccer, not so much. :-p

          1. No kidding.

            But back then our soccer program wasn’t that bad. Chaotic and with no sense of purpose but still on par if not slightly ahead of the USA.

            1. I could have been slightly meaner and suggested that your being a soccer MVP explains why Canada’s soccer program is so terrible. 😉

              Apparently the MLS boss is pissed at Klinsmann for suggesting that MLS isn’t such a hot league.

              That having been said (I’m not quite certain what the best was to develop the sport here in the US is, except that the goalies have to be in Europe), Klinsmann was right to keep Donovan off the World Cup squad.

              1. Meh.

                As for Klinsmann, yes, he’s a big supporter of playing in Europe. I can see why Garber would be pissed.

                Hard for North American players. No doubt about it.

                Klinsmann is a so-so tactician.

                1. The MLS will never be a hot league. How could it be? The leagues in Europe dominate their markets in a way no sport could ever dominate this one. It will forever be a minor league and anyone who is good enough to play in Europe and wants to be the best player they can be needs to play there. A top American player playing in the MLS is like Dirk Notwitski choosing to play in the German Professional Basketball League over the NBA.

                  Damn right Kinsman should want the national team players playing in Europe. You want them to be playing against the best competition they can.

          2. I bet he also won the regional baton twirling championship.

            1. No. Too much skill.

      3. Competing gymnastics at the Olympic level.

      4. Future me looks forward to her foray into bad pornography.

      5. Much less engaging in sexual relations with Justin Bieber.

        I hope.

        1. Hey now, a lot of girls go through a lesbian phase around that age, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

  4. U.S. airstrikes killed hundreds of ISIS terrorists in Kobani, Syria, today.

    Alleged terrorists.

    1. I’d say ‘combatants in a civil war’.

      They’re meeting all of that criteia to my knowledge.

      Otherwise, terrorist just means ‘brown people’.

      1. *Otherwise, terrorist just means ‘brown people’.*

        The Tsarnaev family would beg to differ, simpleton.

        1. WTF does that even mean, ass-hat?

  5. Michigan officials could charge up to 30 kids with felony child porn charges for sexting with each other.

    The only way authorities know how to help these victims of their own youth is to criminalize them.

    1. How else are you going to prove that sexting can ruin your life?

      It’s the new Just Say NO!

    2. I think the only adults who would want to check kids phones for sexting pics are the pedophiles.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz1Vja0sLsE

      1. “Disgusting, awful, horrifying, jeez, kid, you need to learn composition and lighting, I can barely see *anything* in this pic.”

    3. To put it another way, 30 kids are not related to cops or prosecutors or influential politicians.

    4. So, my question is, how do these officials know these kids were sexting one another? Since viewing child pornography, which is what they themselves have designated it, is a crime worthy of severe punishment, I’m sure we can rest assured that they didn’t actually see it, right?

    5. Would they be arrested for having actual sex?

    1. SSSSLLLLAYYYYYYYERRRR!!!!

  6. Ezra Klein faces continued criticism over his support for “Yes Means Yes.”

    The shit he got on twitter for saying that the yes means yes law doesn’t say a lot about “substantive due process” was highly entertaining. These voxers and the like think themselves intelligent and worldly, so much so that they should design society. They have no clue what in the hell they’re talking about.

    1. The rise of Klein I will never understand. He’s not particularly smart or articulate and can’t even craft an article with any particular flow let alone rhetorical thunder. He brings no fresh perspective to anything. He’s basically a liberal cipher. I guess that’s a formula for success right now.

      1. It is a mystery to me too. Yes he is a shameless partisan hack. But there are millions of those. If your only criteria is someone who will say anything to defend the party line, there are smarter and better people than Klein that can do that.

        Klein isn’t even an idiot son of some important person. He didn’t even go to an Ivy League school. He is a total schmuck. There is no rational explanation for him ever getting anywhere.

        1. He sucks the right dicks and he’s a smug unquestioning douche. He’s the ultimate power bottom, and God of the yes men.

          1. He is one guy you can hire that there is no danger of him ever looking smarter than you. So he has that going for him.

          2. He is a bottom. He doesn’t have the mojo of a bomb thrower or a hatchet man like most of the prog stars. He’s like the official beta male of the progressive movement.

        2. I don’t agree with Mickey Kaus on most subjects, but I respect him for doing his research … and being plausible in his “predictions” (for lack of a better word).

      2. Unyielding confidence in his vacuity, I guess. He seems to think he’s saying something smart, so I guess it must be smart, even if he’s really saying nothing at all.

    2. The problem with a subject like law is that while it is not that difficult to understand, you do have to understand it or you will look like a complete fuckwad when arguing with people who do.

      People like Klein have spent their entire life mouthing whatever bullshit they thought was politically acceptable. So they have long lost the ability, if they ever had it, to think critically or make cogent arguments. It makes it pretty entertaining when they are put in a position where they have to make a cogent argument and mouthing party line bullshit doesn’t cut it.

      1. I think it’s laziness plus a sense of superiority. They (1) think they’re very smart and (2) are convinced of their self-righteousness, so why would they bother to check their facts (they already know them) or, god forbid, learn something from their opponents.

  7. Ezra Klein faces continued criticism over his support for “Yes Means Yes.”

    Look, the man has a BA in journalism from UCLA. Who are you to question his legal expertise?

  8. RWNJ of the Day:

    Dr. Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, on Tuesday said that Obama won’t protect Americans from Ebola because “his affinities” are with Africa, not the U.S. “He’s their leader.”

    “He has it in for us as disappointing people. People who’ve been a scourge on the face of the Earth,” Ablow said on Fox News Radio’s The John Gibson show. “In his mind, if only unconsciously, he’s thinking, ‘Really? We’re going to prevent folks suffering with illnesses from coming across the border flying into our airports when we have visited a plague of colonialism that has devastated much of the world, on the world? What is the fairness in that?'”

    “How can you protect a country you don’t like? Why would you?” Ablow asked.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/l…..ies-africa

    (he sounds like John)

    1. Why is it that even when you’re right, you manage to make yourself look like an asshole? Serious question.

        1. I should’ve mentioned that it was a rhetorical yet serious question. That much is obvious.

        2. In fairness, can you really call someone that profoundly retarded an asshole? Doesn’t being an asshole require a level of intelligence that shreek clearly doesn’t posses?

    2. ‘Really? We’re going to prevent folks suffering with illnesses from coming across the border flying into our airports when we have visited a plague of colonialism that has devastated much of the world, on the world? What is the fairness in that?’

      I doubt he articulates it to himself that way, but I could easily be convinced that this is exactly the emotional state he’s bringing to the travel ban decision.

      1. Obama’s affinities are so much with Africa he has cut Bush’s $5 billion AIDS program for Africa?

        Under the Bush administration, about 400,000 more African patients received treatment every year. President Obama’s Pepfar strategy would reduce the number of new patients receiving treatment to 320,000 ? resulting in 1.2 million avoidable deaths over the next five years, according to calculations by two Harvard researchers, Rochelle Walensky and Daniel Kuritzkes.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07…..1tutu.html

        1. That just means he hates Bush and wants to kill his legacy more than he cares about Africans. And who says people who hate the west over colonialism ever gave a shit about the average African?

          You are so stupid skreek is it just epic sometimes.

  9. “D.C. Issuing Concealed Carry Permits Again” is far different than “D.C. police department will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits.”

  10. The lowest oil price in four years will provide stimulus of as much as $1.1 trillion to global economies by lowering the cost of fuels and other commodities, according to Citigroup Inc.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/…..lunge.html

    1. We already tried stimulus. It doesn’t work.

    2. Does shreek realize he’s admitting that the free market is infinitely better than government control?

      1. Free market in oil?

    3. If we only had family oil farms then our politicians might be brave enough to do something about this.

    4. Fracking and unconventional oil from PRIVATE lands provide this benefit. Fuck you Obana for putting gubmint land off limits or this would be a bigger benefit to the poor and middle classes.

  11. Nothing about TSA chief Pistole retiring from the agency?

    The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, announced Thursday he would retire from public service effective Dec. 31.
    Anderson University, a private Christian college in Indiana, announced Thursday that Pistole will be nominated to become president of the school by a search committee next month, for the board of trustees’ consideration, according to university spokesman Chris Williams.

    1. Why would you want to hire an ex-TSA head as the president of your college?

      1. His expertise in Testicle Screening?

      2. Maybe they have a real problem with students jumping lines, bringing liquids to class, etc.

      3. The same reason you would hire Tim Geithner for his “financial expertise:” Protection from future government actions.

    2. he would retire from public service…

      What “public” has he ever “served?”

      1. It’s a cookbook!

    3. Pistole?

      Old I do wax; and from my weary limbs
      Honour is cudgelled. Well, bawd I’ll turn,
      And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand.
      To England will I steal, and there I’ll steal:
      And patches will I get unto these cudgell’d scars,
      And swear I got them in the Gallia wars.

  12. Want to know the next hysterical argument against school choice?

    Heroic Mulatto, bringing you tomorrow’s news today.

    1. If the statue of limitations expired by the 90s and the police dropped it, why has it taken this dude this long to file a federal lawsuit?

    2. Is that a refernce to Michael Skakel and Martha Moxley?

  13. Any “Californication” fans out there notice the Pol+Pot shirt worn by one of the recurring secondary characters? Delicious parody of the iconic Che Guevara tee.

    1. I like that show. never noticed the polpot thing though.

  14. “I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done.”

    If by “what” you mean “dudes”, well, yeah.

    1. I don’t even know what she’s talking about.

      Is she trying to say that she’s had more life experiences than her critics, and that makes her actions sacrosanct?

      Seems if she wanted to answer parental critics, she would tell them to pay attention to her products, and stop trying to find out how she’s living her life.

      1. I think she feels she’s had more “Achievements”.

        1. Well, that would fit in with Fluffy’s assessment…

  15. I wonder if the Kobani Kurds beat the IS guys to death with their giant balls.

    Thank God for the American bombing campaign. Didn’t hold onto Kobani by much but the bombing may have saved it.

    1. Now can we grow some balls and support the Kurds if they declare a country

  16. U.S. airstrikes killed hundreds of ISIS terrorists

    BDAs (Battle Damage Assessments) by pilots are usually wildly exaggerated.

    1. Sadly usually so. But you never know.

      1. “I’m so fucking good! That ain’t no
        shit neither. I’ve done got me
        one hundred and fifty-seven dead gooks killed. And fifty water
        buffaloes, too. Them’re all certified.”

  17. Hot SJW-on-SJW action at women’s colleges:

    “Today a small but increasing number of students at those schools do not identify as women, raising the question of what it means to be a “women’s college.” Trans students [women who say they’re men] are pushing their schools to play down the women-centric message. At Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke and others, they and their many supporters have successfully lobbied to scrub all female references in student government constitutions, replacing them with gender-neutral language. At Wellesley, they have pressed administrators and fellow students to excise talk of sisterhood, arguing that that rhetoric, rather than being uplifting, excludes other gender minorities. At many schools, they have also taken leadership positions long filled by women: resident advisers on dorm floors, heads of student groups and members of college government. At Wellesley, one transmasculine student was a dorm president. At Mills College, a women’s school in California, even the president of student government identifies as male….

    1. “”Sisterhood is why I chose to go to Wellesley,” said a physics major who graduated recently and asked not to be identified for fear she’d be denounced for her opinion. “A women’s college is a place to celebrate being a woman, surrounded by women. I felt empowered by that every day. You come here thinking that every single leadership position will be held by a woman: every member of the student government, every newspaper editor, every head of the Economics Council, every head of the Society of Physics. That’s an incredible thing! This is what they advertise to students. But it’s no longer true. And if all that is no longer true, the intrinsic value of a women’s college no longer holds.””

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10…..llege.html

      1. If only I had the money to fund various male to female transsexuals to apply to every single women’s college in America. Even without my money, how long before this happens? How long before the trannys are marching for their right to attend?

        1. “Hello, fellow coeds, what say we put on our pajamas and have a nice pillow fight?”

          1. Surely there is more than one mischief-minded male ready to see how far they can go as a “test case”. If a guy says he identifies as female and prefers the pronoun “ze”, can he join the Wellesley Lacrosse team and share the changing room and the shower? There is at least one guy in the country ready to find out.

        2. No way, dude.

          If I had the money, I would RIGHT NOW be advertising in California that in recognition of the damage done to young men by female sexual assault, I was going to start paying $50k each in “grief compensation” to any male California college student who successfully got a female student who had sex with him while he was drunk expelled.

          1. That too. Ashe Schow at one of the DC papers made that exact point. The result of this law is going to be a race to the administration office whenever a hookup goes wrong.

            If you are a guy and you hook up with a girl and you find out the next day she has a serious boyfriend that she “forgot” to tell you about and who now suspects something happened giving her major buyer’s remorse, what do you do?

            If you are smart you run to the administration and claim rape because she took advantage of you when you were drunk. And the way the law is written she is screwed.

            This law is going to end up fucking more women than it does men. You watch.

            1. How likely is that though?

              My guess is that in most couplings where the girl has remorse, the guy is likely to be oblivious to her post-coital conflicted feelings, because men place far less emotional weight towards the relationship side of the equation than women do.

              Then you will have the hostile admin that will receive male complaints very differently than female complaints.

              They’ll modify the rules to include some verbiage about ‘vulnerability’ and the problem will be solved!

              1. They’ll modify the rules to include some verbiage about ‘vulnerability’ and the problem will be solved!

                I’m sure they’re warming up the “primary actor” language from domestic violence law as we speak.

                1. I am sure they are fluffy, except that they won’t be able to do that consistent with Title IX.

              2. My guess is that in most couplings where the girl has remorse, the guy is likely to be oblivious to her post-coital conflicted feelings, because men place far less emotional weight towards the relationship side of the equation than women do.

                Before this law sure. After this law? No way. One of the effects of this law is that college men are going to become very sensitive to whether women have buyer’s remorse. How could thy not?

                And of course the administrators will scream like stuck pigs when men start using this law. But the language is so draconian they won’t be able to avoid it. You will see cases where both parties get expelled.

            2. I think that the people behind this law need an object lesson in what happens when you remove due process and the people around you decide to proceed in bad faith.

              Because they don’t realize that bad faith is the rule, always and everywhere – and that’s why due process has to exist. They need to learn this.

              I just wish I had the money to burn to teach them.

              1. If you remove due process, do you really need bad faith? I think all it would take is sincere belief on the part of the accuser that something improper happened. And, with a bunch of college counselors convinced that men naturally take advantage of women, such convincing won’t be hard.

                I’m not saying you’re wrong, just that the requirements for bad stuff happening will be fairly low.

            3. Actually, I made a somewhat more malicious alternative.

              Say some guy has a girl he wants to be rid of. Say there’s a new girl he’s got his eye on. Well, the easy out, without the trouble of an emotional scene or reputational damage is just get in touch with the Dean of Students’ office and poof, she’s gone!

              I’d laugh like hell if this became the biggest weapon in the arsenal of CA PUAs.

      2. If the old standard four-year residential college were the way forward, I’d say we really need more all-male schools. Or hell, schools with relationships like Harvard and Radcliffe used to have.

        1. I’d say we really need more all-male schools.

          End your cisbigotry!

          1. Very well, then. More all-gender-fluid schools.

        2. There’s two or three right now (depending on who’s counting). I used to teach at one of them. Interesting climate. I would not advise any male who is transitioning to female to attend.

      3. I forgot this gem. If you’re a woman who calls herself a man, people can take you at your word in weird ways:

        “Last spring, as a sophomore, Timothy decided to run for a seat on the student-government cabinet, the highest position that an openly trans student had ever sought at Wellesley….An anonymous lobbying effort began on Facebook, pushing students to vote “abstain.” Enough “abstains” would deny Timothy the minimum number of votes Wellesley required, forcing a new election for the seat and providing an opportunity for other candidates to come forward. The “Campaign to Abstain” argument was simple: Of all the people at a multiethnic women’s college who could hold the school’s “diversity” seat, the least fitting one was a white man.

        1. “The post he sought was multicultural affairs coordinator, or “MAC,” responsible for promoting “a culture of diversity” among students and staff and faculty members.”

        2. They’re dissing a transman for being a white man, but radfems insist that the biological sex into which a person was born is everything and that transmen are actually still and forever women. So which is it?

          1. They’re not required to be consistent and even attempting to coax them into parsing out the illogic and contradictions of the various ideas they simultaneously hold makes you a bigot.

      4. Did anyone make popcorn yet?

    2. I’ve got news for these nitwits: if every student has a vagina, it’s still an all-girls school.

    3. Bitches be trippin’

  18. For the first time in decades, the Washington, D.C. police department will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits.

    “accepting applications”

    not same as

    “issuing permits”

    hth

  19. Cop fired for sexually harassing another cop. Union acknowledges harassment but says he should keep his job.

    Strangely enough, he was not fired (or charged after several months) for assaulting a motorist even when another cop corroborated the assault claim filed by his victim.

    http://www.whidbeynewstimes.co…..56051.html

    1. The deputies’ union…

      Deputy Darren Crownover, the head of the guild, said the guild’s executive board voted to support Nieder in the arbitration.

      First the writer says union, then the writer refers to a guild. What am I missing?

      1. Nothing. The guild is what the union refers to itself formally as.

    2. Texas? Did I miss something?

      1. Got here three days ago. Karma and the babies will be out in a couple of weeks after she wraps up everything in NoVa.

        I got made an offer I just couldn’t refuse. And her firm is gonna let her work from home as a contractor. So, yeah. Here I am.

        1. Karma = Kara.

          Autocorrect can suck my balls.

          1. There’s definitely a joke in there somewhere but my travel-fogged brain can’t tease it out.

          2. Nice. What part?

            1. Well, I’m in Canton for the next few weeks. Then it looks like I’ll be based somewhere near Cisco. So that means anywhere between Abilene and Stephenville or Weatherford.

              Should be there for about a year then on to Houston for a year. After that, I expect to be in Atlanta for a long time in charge of sales for the entire eastern US.

        2. Did you come to Ebola Central? Our homes just got way more affordable.

          1. Should be at least an hour away from Ebolaville the whole time I’m here.

            1. Awww…you’d love it. Catch the fever!

  20. Speaking of bug-out, end of the world vehicles, it was probably almost useless but I love the look of the Hispano Suiza MC 36 armored truck from the Spanish Civil War.

    1. This one is cool, too, not least because they kept the H-S stork hood ornament.

      1. If Cruella de Ville had an armored car, that’d be it.

        1. She’d finally get those damn dalmatians!

    2. Ha! Hell yeah.

      I also like this:

      Lancia Armored Car

  21. I just walked back to work through a protest where people were carrying signs reading “Bernie Sanders – A Legislator with Courage”.

    I was mystified, but not enough to put me off my lunch.

    1. If they’re anti-war or anti-TBTF protesters, I’m with them. But I’d be willing to bet they’re out there supporting his anti-wealth campaign. Why else would so many of them have free time in the middle of the workday?

      1. Nope. They were CA Nurses Assn. members marching as a bargaining ploy. They were saying something about Ebola which will get the local news coverage they crave.

  22. Ezra Klein faces continued criticism over his support for “Yes Means Yes.”

    “Some folks might say rounding up the Jews and the Gypsies and exterminating them wholesale is extreme; well, fuck those people. Those people are nothing but seditious agitators, and they just might be next, if they don’t put a sock in it.”

  23. Want to see how a sociopath gets his kicks (and a paid vacation)?

    http://abc30.com/news/officer-…..ve/346628/

  24. I only fear that by going there now, alone, I will emerge in 10-15 years to find humanity has succumbed to this modern day plague and I will have no way to keep the species going.

    Yeah, that should definitely be his number one concern.

  25. I had no idea Dunphy gad transferred back to Honolulu PD.

    (Bonus bullshitpoints for the prosecutor not filing charges even after IAN said he should and there was plenty of video and physical evidence.)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..68592.html

    1. I had no idea Dunphy gad transferred back to Honolulu PD.

      Is he going to be a new castmember of Hawaii 5-0?

      1. Rumor has it that his agent has managed to get the show’s producers to work around his upcoming schedule, which will be packed due to the Ron Jon Championships and impending Who50 Tour.*

        *Jesus, I want tickets to that so bad. It’s gonna be their last tour and I’ve wanted to see them since I was a kid. Alas, I wasn’t allowed when younger due to living in Cincinnati when the badness happened and just not being near enough to a venue at the right time since then.

  26. Oh shit. We’re losing the forced narrative.

    In the ongoing, head-scratching pseudo-scandal that is #GamerGate, there is a narrative that is starting to take hold that is really beginning to bug me. That narrative, which is a classic example of someone assuming that the “middle ground” is always the most reasonable, goes something like this: “Yes, #GamerGate is a deplorable and misogynist harassment campaign, but there’s some poor, well-meaning fools that really did get involved because they have concerns about ethics in journalism.”

    And then there’s this:

    2) The second biggest target of #GamerGate is an exemplar of clean journalism. If what you don’t like about gaming journalism is that it’s too cozy with the industry and therefore the writers are afraid to be critical, then your fucking hero should be Anita Sarkeesian. She funded herself with Kickstarter and not industry money. She is harshly critical of video games, even as she is a fan. She is the ideal of what a critical gaming journalist should be: Knowledgeable, critical, fair, thorough and utterly non-corrupt.

    Yes, she actually said that.

    1. But wait, there’s more:

      3) The biggest victory to date of #GamerGate has been an attack on ethical journalism. One of the most important ideas when it comes to ethical journalism is that there’s a wall between advertising and editorial. Publications are not supposed to let the demands of advertisers dictate content. #GamerGaters hate this rule of ethics, because, as opponents of ethical journalism, they wish to control what journalists say and censor any ideas or opinions that they don’t want to hear, no matter how well-evidenced or well-argued they are. And so they have been targeting advertisers, trying to get them to pull ads from gaming websites that publish ideas they wish to censor.

      Tell that to George Will or Rush Limbaugh. And no mention that the piece contained verifiable false facts. Just like Amanda’s does here.

      #GamerGate claims to be about ethics in journalism, when in fact it is about the opposite: Bullying gaming journalists until they get in line with a corporate-friendly agenda of uncritically marketing “games pitched at the intellectual and emotional level of a 16-year-old suburban masturbator

      But Amanda, I was told in your last article about this that the criticism wasn’t about stopping certain types of games being made. What happened to that?

      1. “games pitched at the intellectual and emotional level of a 16-year-old suburban masturbator

        Huh, I thought only Puritans wanted to clean up entertainment because it appealed to immature men? Does Will Hayes, Joe Breen and the Comic Code guys deserve some apologies? They after all didn’t want rape to be depicted.

      2. That is some amazing newspeak. Because advertisers won’t advertise in publications that insult and demean their customers, it is the customers who are against ethical journalism.

      3. She is the ideal of what a critical gaming journalist should be: Knowledgeable, critical, fair, thorough and utterly non-corrupt.

        So I’m gonna go out on a limb here and speculate that Amanda probably doesn’t play many video games. Assuming that’s the case, what’s her basis for claiming that any of those things are true? How can she accredit someone as being knowledgeable on a subject about which she herself has no knowledge?

          1. Oh, I know all about Anita, enough to know that Marcotte’s praise for her is based on objectively untrue premises. But even if that wasn’t the case, even if Sarkeesian was knowledgeable and fair and actually a fan, how the hell would Marcotte know that, not knowing anything about the subject herself?

            1. Duh. Because she said she was. And SJWs never lie. If you don’t believe me, just look at one of their articles, where they link to another SJW who said something unsupported as their definitive proof.

      4. agenda of uncritically marketing “games pitched at the intellectual and emotional level of a 16-year-old suburban masturbator

        Projection. She’s obsessed with herself having the intellectual and emotional level of a 16 year old chronic masturbator and therefore see’s herself in the things she is projecting onto.
        She see’s things she hates and the things are herself.

    2. Sarkesian may be half baked, but the psychotic trolls issuing death and rape threats to her and the people on her side of the issue are making her look like the reasonable party.

      1. I don’t think such trolls exist. I think they are a product of Sarkesian lying or fellow leftists doing a false flag operation. I don’t believe for a minute she has received a single legitimate threat. How do I know that? Because she has not taken a single action consistent with her believing she is at any risk.

      2. Sarkesian may be half baked, but the psychotic trolls issuing death and rape threats to her and the people on her side of the issue are making her look like the reasonable party.

        Those threats have been going both ways. So the same statement applies to her detractors.

    3. Wait, wait, wait.

      People still play video games?

      1. Not only do they play them, they enjoy their “games pitched at the intellectual and emotional level of a 16-year-old suburban masturbator” so much that we’re seeing the first large-scale pushback of the SJW media infestation since it began to really gain steam about 6 or 7 years ago.

        And the gamers are using the same tactics the SJWs use. Both of those articles I posted talk about how horrible their methods are. The same methods that those publications were using a few months ago. It’s beginning to invigorate other areas. Sci-fi is probably already lost, but atheism and comics are starting to notice that the gamers are winning.

        1. Maybe I’m wrong here, but the whole thing reminds me of a cripple fight.

          1. What kind of forums do you browse online? Because most of the topics I’m interest in have become infested with these gender studies assholes. It’s nice to see some pushback. And not surprising that it’s the gamers. They’ve already been through this once (jack thompson) and won.

            1. Oh, SJW’s aren’t gonna be online where I am. There aren’t too many of them that operate heavy equipment companies or importer/exporters that deal in the same gear.

              And only a few come on here, so I’m safe.

  27. I hope that someone gets my! I hope that someone gets my! Message in bottle!

    Good luck getting Sting out of your heads now. You’re welcome, you fucks.

    1. I counter that with vintage Tony:

      Tony|10.16.14 @ 4:42PM|#

      What are you full of when your thoughts consist only of tired gotcha quotes repeated ad nauseum by bimbos on cable news? Shit-colored confetti?

    2. Isn’t Sting supposed to be an environmentalist? What the hell is he doing encouraging littering, huh?

  28. A little more bullshit about videogames

    Here’s why this is important: Had #Gamergate participated in my survey honestly, as a researcher, I would gladly have taken their data. After all, I recognize that they play games, and to exclude their data purely on the grounds of our moral disagreement would be unethical. They would have added a layer of diverse opinions to the data set. I would have valued those opinions. The relationship to data, and ultimately my participants, for me, is sacred.

    But instead, #Gamergate left me with hundreds of replies consisting of bald-faced mockery and threats. I understand why: they saw my survey as a chance to lash out at another member of the industry trying to do “SOMETHING with diversity.” But really, I was just asking questions, and questions that had been rigorously constructed with unbiased academic oversight: my methodology and construction alone had been critiqued and refined for over two months by academics and experienced researchers.

    1. Oh yeah:

      Jennifer Allaway is an independent social researcher whose work focuses on issues of diversity within the many facets of video games. She has presented the results of her study on the prevalence of sexism in the game industry and it’s impact on game content at many prestigious conferences, including GDC, PAX Prime, and Indie Game Con. She has also published a featured article on her research on Gamasutra.

      Like the unbiased CDC gun control research.

    2. God these people are pathetic.

    3. unbiased academic oversight

      The thing about real scientists is that they understand this doesn’t exist. “Scientists” feel the need to continually tell you what a good job they’re doing; scientists don’t.

    4. Jezebel and Marcotte. Same subject, same wording, same day. Seems a little…coordinated?

      1. These people know how to take orders from a central authority.

      2. You sexist shitlord, it’s just proof that the truth is undeniably apparent!

  29. Keep banging that drum Kruggie:

    Unfortunately, these warnings were ignored. True, the Fed at least stood up to the inflationistas demanding tighter money now now now; but its actions were at the least hobbled by the chorus. The ECB actually did raise rates for a while, as did the Riksbank in Sweden. And fiscal austerity driven by fear of the invisible bond vigilantes (and justified by faith in the confidence fairy) was the norm everywhere, although worse in Europe.

    1. Cliff tore him a new Asness-hole:

      Paul is stuck on step zero (if he ever gets up to “making amends” I will be around but given his history he might never get to me). But, if you’d like to advance past step zero, Paul, we’re still waiting on why Keynesianism failed to fix the Great Depression (no doubt not quite enough stimulus; just one more Hoover Dam would have done it, or, as they called it back then, “Dams for Clunkers”), strongly predicted a deep post-WWII depression, didn’t predict stagflation, and generally was on a the downward spiral to the intellectual dustbin until the great recession resuscitated it, not as a workable intellectual doctrine, but as an excuse for politicians to spend on their constituents and causes.

  30. Instapundit delivers good anti-lefty red meat. Birth control for deer.

    Under normal conditions, all female whitetails go into heat within several weeks of each other and become pregnant at around the same time. This annual event is called the rut. However, if a doe is not impregnated during the rut, it will enter heat again the following month and again the month after that. Because the ligated does were unable to become pregnant, they continued to produce chemical signals of readiness to reproduce ? signals that can attract bucks from miles away.

    By preventing pregnancy in does, Cornell had accidentally invented a population of buck magnets that regularly drew in new deer from the surrounding area.

    For fuck’s sake. If only they could have found some biologists to consult on the program before they started.

    1. They are deer. Their purpose in life is to breed and be eaten by higher predators. There are not any cougars or wolves left around to do that. So, the duty falls to us.

      I think some of this is that people have totally lost the ability to face death. The deer are going to die eventually. And doing it from a .270 bullet sounds a lot better than dying of old age or starvation.

      1. That’s pretty much it. A broadhead through the neck or a .270 through the lungs is much better than being hit by a car. Or, for that matter, than being torn apart by a pack of coyotes.

        By the way, how’s the lifting going? Any GAINZ yet?

        1. John strikes me as a crossfit chick.

  31. If not for our Perpetual Quantitative Easing and Zero Interest Rate Policy, the tigers would have devoured us!

  32. Michigan officials could charge up to 30 kids with felony child porn charges for sexting with each other. We are supposed to take solace in the fact that they will likely be treated as juveniles

    Ah, the old ‘it might ruin your life one day so let’s just go ahead and ruin it now.’

  33. Ok, that’s cool.

    There’s an islet off the Pacific coast of Mexico with a pristine beach drilled into its central core like the hole of a donut. This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.

    1. Oculus of Stone sounds like a good band name.

    2. And it really does look cool.

      1. I wanna scuba that tunnel…

        Amazing how dirty that sounds.

  34. Selena Gomez to adult critics: “I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What Who were you doing at 15? What Who were you doing at 18? What Who were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what who I’ve done.”

    1. No shit. She doesn’t seem to realize that her fame is due solely to the fact that she’s a 21-year-old who looks like she’s still 12. The Hollywood Pedophile Complex wouldn’t be promoting her otherwise.

  35. I want to poll Selena Gomez. I mean, to see what she thinks about stuff, you pervs!

  36. For the first time in decades, the Washington, D.C. police department will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits.

    I’ll believe they are respecting any semblance of 2A when people actually receive permits.

    1. Oh, they’ll issue permits. They’ll give them to the family members of politicians, cops, bureaucrats and celebs in the DMV.

      What they won’t,do,is issue them to the poor black people living in crime-ridden shitholes nylon know, the people that actually need them.

  37. will begin accepting applications for concealed carry permits.

    Their trashcans must be filling up!

  38. : “I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done.”

    That could be taken a couple of ways.

    1. “I invented the piano key necktie! I invented it! What the hell have you done!? Nothing!”

    2. 1. Stupid, stuck-up bitch?
      2. Stupid, slutty bitch?

  39. This is the second time I’ve seen that Ezra Klein article by Shikha and, to be honest, the first sentence is such an enormous verbal speed bump that it’s hard for me to get past it. Since when has any liberal ever thought that the “ends don’t justify the means” about anything?

  40. U.S. airstrikes killed hundreds of ISIS terrorists in Kobani, Syria, today.

    No they didn’t.

    Most likely they killed some ISIS soldiers and a bunch of people who happened to be nearby. If you bomb the guys running one of the cafeterias for the US military we would get all screamy about ‘non-combatants’.

    And that’s the *best* case scenario.

    We may not like these guys, and you can certainly drum up some decent arguments as to why we need to be in conflict with them *now*, but ‘terrorist’ is not simply someone who takes up arms against American interests.

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