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    Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to support likely Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul in "whatever he decides to do."

  • The Navy SEALs team that killed Osama bin Laden is arguing over who was ultimately responsible for taking out the terrorist.
  • President Obama is sending more troops to advise Iraqi forces on how to stop ISIS. But it's definitely a "non-combat" thing.
  • Think liberals are going to relent in their war of words against the Koch brothers? I don't know why you would think that, but if you do, you're wrong.
  • According to the coroner's report, Robin Williams was suffering from paranoia and depression due to his Parkinson's diagnosis at the time of his suicide.
  • An ebola scare emptied a nude beach in the Canary Islands.
  • Did you see the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies yet?

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    1. Robby hit the snooze one too many times.

      1. Just one of those days.

        1. Robby Soave| Nov. 7, 2014 5:45 pm.

          Dude.

    2. I’m just not into it.

  1. Think liberals are going to relent in their war of words against the Koch brothers?

    Well, it was a winning tactic.

    1. Yeah, as was Steyer’s:
      “Tom Steyer gets little payoff for millions spent on green issues”
      […]
      “according to G. Terry Madonna, who directs the Franklin & Marshall College Poll in Lancaster.
      Steyer’s impact was “Zero. None. Zero,” he said. Climate change “was not an issue at all. It has literally no salience with voters. It didn’t ever come up.””
      http://www.latimes.com/nation/…..tml#page=1

    2. It did work at least once

  2. An ebola scare emptied a nude beach in the Canary Islands.

    I can’t tell if this is sexy or not.

    1. Having seen the kind of tourists that frequent the Canaries, it’s sexy that they aren’t nuding the place up.

      Also, the beaches suck, like all of the rest of Europe.

    2. I’m not sure if the beaches are anything like the communities, but the people who live in nude communities are never the people who you’d like to see living there.

      1. The first picture at the link seems to confirm that the beaches are similar.

      2. Richard Ungewittner would be so disappointed.

  3. More Shameless Self-Promotion.

    Shadowdemon is available for pre-order. It is the sequel to my previous book.

    Some of you might find them entertaining. The first book will go on sale for the first week of the sequel’s release for anyone who hasn’t read that too.

    /End PM Links Self-promotion blurb.

    I’ll cut it out now.

    1. Do you think your book is appropriate for a 13-year-old? The brief subject matter described sounds just like the kind of books my son likes — and he is an avid reader, plowing through several full novels per week.

      1. It depends on your views on profanity. Some of the characters are prone to overuse of ‘minced oaths’.

        If you’re okay with that, there’s nothing else that should be problematic.

        1. I love the term and the concept of minced oaths, and applaud you for knowing what they are and using them in the book.

          1. Okay I’m lying. I was being euphemistic when I called them ‘Minced Oaths’. Sorry.

            They just swear.

            1. Dagnabit!

    2. I downloaded the first book, so it better not suck!

      Also I looked at your other book “The Cure” and if you wrote the book description I must compliment you on some nice pendant trolling with the use of ‘armed gunmen’, well done.

      1. “The Cure” had no outside aid (and will be riddled with proofing errors)

        1. Which will be duly pointed out in H&R comments…

      2. Uh, pedant perhaps?

    3. I’ll add it to my list of books to buy.

    4. Reading the first one now. Really nice work. I’mean enjoying it.

  4. Mitch to Rand, ‘I Got Your Back, Bro,’ Navy SEALs Argue Over Who Killed Osama: P.M. Links

    If ever a title could sound like it’s grudgingly written, it’s this.

  5. President Obama is sending more troops to advise Iraqi forces on how to stop ISIS. But it’s definitely a “non-combat” thing.

    They’re teaching the Iraqis how to ignore the situation as long as possible in hopes it will go away.

    1. Like Tony.

      1. For being the “reality-biased” party, they certainly seem to take issue with reality nipping at their heels.

        1. Come now, Reality has a Liberal Bias. So, obviously all this news about Republican’s winning has got to be Fake.

          1. Who coined that lie in the first place?

            1. I believe it was Stephen Colbert.

    2. President Obama is sending more troops to advise Iraqi forces on how to stop ISIS. But it’s definitely a “non-combat” thing.

      Barry Obama definately won’t be engaging in combat on the ground in Iraq.

    3. They’re teaching the Iraqis how to ignore the situation as long as possible in hopes it will go away the US will save their asses.

      FTFW

      The Iraqis are rent seeking.

  6. Wow. These came out late enough today for me to participate.

    1. I’m usually not here this much after hours. I waited an hour and a half for one crummy self-advert!

      1. But what a self-advert it was!

        1. You do realize I’m the one trying to sell stuff and haven’t gotten to reading the lynx?

          1. Who actually reads the lynx?

          2. You might be more effective if you had one of those Snorg Tees girls waving your book around in a banner ad. Just a thought.

            1. Marketing isn’t my forte.

      2. Mobile browser, mother&@#er! DO YOU USE IT?!

        1. “Here” Being H&R.

          I’m not known for being on the PM Links.

          1. Ahh… I imagined you patiently awaiting the post meridian links while the offices you described in an earlier thread emptied out for the weekend. By three in the afternoon the building was derelict of all but one forbearing city employee.

            1. A: I’m a State Employee, Municipals and Localities are a lower tier of Government.

              B: My home internet connection works.

              1. You’re no fun anymore.

                But I’ll read your book.

                1. Though to answer your question – no I can’t use a mobile browser. I’m horrible at using the on-screen interface.

              2. There is no such thing as a lower tier of government. They are all equally fucking terrible.

                1. It’s the ego heirarchy man. Feds look down on the states, we look down on the localities.

                  1. All the localities have to look down on are the plebes.

                    No wonder our local PD is so unrepentantly violent.

    2. You call this participation?

      1. I said I could, not that I was going to.

      2. People blew their p.m. lynx loads on the Harsanyi article.

        1. But Tony ruined it. Give everyone 20 minutes and we’ll be ready to go again.

          1. Should we call the on-staff Reason fluffer?

    3. Who the hell are you?

  7. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to support likely Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul in “whatever he decides to do.”

    Um, okay.

  8. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to support likely Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul in “whatever he decides to do.”

    Translation Complete. “If Rand Paul would kindly fuck off and let me do something stupid, like changing the Senate rules to their pre-Harry Reid form, or waste the next two years arguing about Messicans Turkin’ Dey Jerbs, that would be much appreciated. Thanks.”

  9. Homeless woman fined for building her own home

    Last year, Necan began building with donated materials on land where her family home once stood, 20 kilometres south of her reserve, in the unorganized township of Savant Lake, Ont.

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has charged Necan with breaches of the Public Lands Act that carry fines of up to $10,000, and up to an additional $1,000 fine each time she is caught continuing to build. Necan believes it is because somehow the place she grew up has become Crown land.

    1. Her problem was not being a rich white hipster. If she was, she’d be a main feature in an architecture magazine about sustainable housing.

      1. I thought the Canatards loved them some Indian (sorry, First Nations) ass-kissing?

        1. Until they run afoul of the environmental agenda.

    2. We can’t let them build homes. Then how would we know who’s homeless?

  10. Oh Vlad…

    Mr Putin said that Western historians today try to “hush up” the 1938 Munich Agreement, in which France and Britain ? led by Neville Chamberlain, the prime minister ? appeased Adolf Hitler by acquiescing to his occupation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland.

    Yes, because the name Neville Chamberlain doesn’t kick up a sense of disgust in most English speakers.

    Mr Putin appeared to think Moscow’s own agreement with Hitler ? the 1939 Nazi-Soviet or Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact ? was fine, however.

    “Serious research must show that those were the foreign policy methods then,” he said, adding: “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany. People say: ‘Ach, that’s bad.’ But what’s bad about that if the Soviet Union didn’t want to fight, what’s bad about it?”

    Secret protocols of the pact in which the Nazis and the Communists agreed to divide up Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and Poland into spheres of influence were officially denied by the Kremlin until 1989.

    Look at the brass balls on this one. Western Europe’s appeasement bad, Stalin and Hitler carving up Eastern Europe was just how things were done.

    1. Well, one is a sign of spinelessness, the other a sign of strength. Think about the speaker here.

    2. Men like him are the reason Russia was known as the evil empire during the Soviet days, and continues to be evil (just nowhere near as successful at spreading the evil).

      I’ve heard/read from a few people that the reason Russia and Russians are such backward violent fucktards is because they avoided the Enlightenment that occurred in the West.

      Also Russia sucks, but it does give one the incredibly wondrous experience of visiting a nation and having both the place and the people populating it live up (well, really down) to every single stereotype about their nation.

    3. “The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany. People say: ‘Ach, that’s bad.’ But what’s bad about that if the Soviet Union didn’t want to fight, what’s bad about it?”

      Oh I don’t know, maybe it was that whole carving up Poland thing.

    4. But what’s bad about that if the Soviet Union didn’t want to fight, what’s bad about it?

      They had no problem fighting the Poles and the Finns after the Pact.

    5. The Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.

      A lot of good that did. Besides, I once read something that suggested that the soviets preparing to break the agreement and attack Germany. I believe it centered around how the soviet military was being deployed in an offensive manner (on the far side of rivers, for instance) in the pre-war weeks.

      1. I’ve read that the Soviets were waiting for Hitler to invade England to attack, but Operation Sea Lion never happened.

        I recently downloaded some books on Luftwaffe secret projects. I knew some of that, but holy cow, the Germans were just nuts. Not only did they dissipate their efforts over too many aircraft types, and spend lots of time designing fantasy airplanes, but the leaders were just divorced from reality: Goring approved for production an advanced, long-range bomber in March 1945.

        1. but the leaders were just divorced from reality

          Thinking you are racially superior and god-like will do that to you.

            1. The (incomplete) prototype of that is in the NA&S storage facility.

        2. They had a similar propensity for wasting resources on crazy tank designs.

      2. I doubt that. By all accounts, Stalin seemed to think the pact was for real and didn’t seem to even take steps to properly defend the U.S.S.R. from German attack, let alone prepare for any offensive.

        If you had any doubts that Stalin was a fruitcake, just think about this: Stalin mostly trusted Hitler. The guy who wrote a book saying that Germans should all move to Russia and hang out.

        1. Stalin’s Grand design to Start WWII

          http://www.lewrockwell.com/201…..art-ww-ii/

          http://www.amazon.com/dp/15911…..eview=true

          1. Oh, I’m sure Stalin figured he’d eventually deal with Germany, but from what I’ve read, it doesn’t seem like that was anytime near when Germany was thinking about invading Russia.

            Have two allies deserved each other as much as those did?

            1. Pro Libertate|11.7.14 @ 6:52PM|#
              “Oh, I’m sure Stalin figured he’d eventually deal with Germany, but from what I’ve read, it doesn’t seem like that was anytime near when Germany was thinking about invading Russia.”

              ^This
              Suvorov has some (questionable) details, but other than that is a medalist in the conclusion-jumping event.
              The claim that Stalin was going to attack Germany is ‘correct’ the same way the US ‘knew’ Japan was going to attack; under what conditions, when and where have yet TBD for Stalin.
              If there is specific evidence for it, it’s pretty well hidden.

    6. If the English or French had agreed to appeasement if only Hitler would throw in some of the continent to sweeten the pot, would then their pact have been superior to the Soviets’?

      1. If I remember correctly, Stalin at least considered falling in with the Allies. Big war might not have been so big if he had.

      2. To be fair, the English and French were a couple of naifs for believing Hitler and not even attempting to stand up to him but they were on their knees thanks to WWI. They hadn’t recovered so the psychology was to hope Hitler was telling the truth. Alas, Churchill was right all along.

        1. they were on their knees thanks to WWI

          Which is crazy considering that Germany had to pay all the reparations from Versailles, and they still managed to rebuild all that infrastructure.

          1. “Which is crazy considering that Germany had to pay all the reparations from Versailles,”

            The Germans didn’t; they griped that they ‘had to’ and temporized to the extent that little of the reparations were ever paid.

    1. I guess that’s one way to bring home the bacon.

    2. The rules are amusing:

      “The wife to be carried may be your own, or the neighbor’s, or you may have found her further afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age.”

      1. I especially like the part about saddling her with a rucksack if your wife is a waif of a woman.

        1. I recall the prize being her weight in beer, so that is not a bad thing.

  11. DPP orders inquiry into alleged rape victim suicide case

    Eleanor De Freitas, 23, had bipolar disorder and left notes saying she was frightened of going to court.

    She said she had been raped but later faced trial for allegedly perverting the course of justice.

    Ms De Freitas suffered a mental breakdown during her first year at Durham University. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had received medical treatment.

    In early 2013 she made a rape complaint to the Metropolitan Police.

    The force told her there would not be a prosecution because of some inconsistencies in her evidence.

    The man she had accused of rape then launched his own private prosecution, accusing her of perverting the course of justice.

    Ms De Freitas’ solicitors asked the Crown Prosecution Service to halt the private action but the CPS decided to take it over and continue it.

    Three days before Ms De Freitas was due to stand trial in April, she took her own life.

    1. Sad, but that does seem to point to it being a false accusation in the first place.

      1. I’m hard-pressed to believe that a man pays nearly half-a-million USD for a private prosecution unless he really wants his name publically cleared.

        And once upon a time, private prosecutions were an accepted practice in the US.

    2. Wow it’s just a statist salad all around

      1. Roll that beautiful bean footage!

  12. ALL RIGHT NO ONE POST IN HERE AS A PROTEST AGAINST LATE LINKS!

    WHO’S WITH ME?

    1. Who gave you a physical keyboard?

      1. I had time to drive home due to LATE LINKS.

    2. Shut the fuck up.

  13. The Advocate is entertainingly un-subtle about their dislike for Vladimir Putin.

    Article

      1. O hai cult of personality!

      2. Wow. That has to be the best brown-nosing of all time.

      3. Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina, the Chairwoman of Parliamentary Commission on women’s affairs, children and family…

        Someone’s dreamin’ of a creamin’!

        /Seriously, don’t look directly at her picture.

  14. Navajo high school in Arizona emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins.

    But most in the Red Mesa community dismiss Blackhorse’s cause, or barely know who she is.

    “I don’t know what she means that it’s a racial slur,” said Mckenzie Lameman, 17, a junior who is Red Mesa’s student government president. “It’s not a racist slur if it originates from a Native American tribe. .?.?. It’s always used in the context of sports.”

    There were 62 high schools in 22 states using the Redskins moniker last year, according to a project published by the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service. In addition to Red Mesa, two others are majority Native American: Wellpinit High School in Washington state and Kingston High School in Oklahoma.

    1. I do love it that a bunch of white people are “defending” Native Americans from a “slur” that 1) almost nobody has ever used in the last 50 years (if ever), and 2) that most Native Americans don’t even consider to be a slur.

      1. Proggies are programmed with only a limited number of responses and only one course of action no matter the situation or issue at hand. Without such cause the world is vacuous to them so they seek one out.

        If we agreed to change all of the Redskins teams to something else they would be screeching just as loud about something else even more inane. They can never be satisfied.

        What we have to do is figure out what is producing proggies and stamp that shit the fuck out.

        1. True, it is in the nature of all reform movements to keep pushing and become absurd, even after they obtain their original objectives. See: MADD.

          1. The indicator of that was when the woman who founded MADD took a job at a lobbying firm specifically to oppose MADD.

        2. What we have to do is figure out what is producing proggies and stamp that shit the fuck out.

          The desire to be top dog at the Defenders of the Oppressed Olympics.

    2. I thought that the comments at WaPo would be a Cornucopia of Derp but quite a few people see this for what it is: progressive white people yet again speaking for a minority group without their consent.

  15. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to support likely Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul in “whatever he decides to do.”

    Kinda like when Walder Frey promised to support Rob Stark.

    1. There is some kind of weird thing going on with them, kind of like between Murtaugh and Riggs early on.

    2. Kinda like when Walder Frey promised to support Rob Stark.

      In all fairness to Frey, he was backstabbed first.

      1. Unless you believe the fan theory that Rob was “love potioned” by the Westerlings at the direction of Tywin Lanister.

        1. No, they’re just trying to be appologists. I hate all of the characters, so I’m not going to look for excuses for their flaws.

          Dipshit broke his word over a pretty woman and was dumb enough to think it would be forgiven. Quasi-reality ensued.

          1. Victim blaming! Everybody look at the victim blamer!

          2. 1. Jeyne wasn’t that pretty though. Everyone meeting her keeps going “You broke your word for her.. oh yes! yes my lord! she’s absolutely lovely!”
            2. The fact the Westerlings have ties to Ashai sorcerors is repeatedly mentioned.
            3. The suddens of onset seems weird (he met her and three days later)
            4. The idea of house that close to the Lanisters would do something that likely to provoke their ire for the benefit of someone they’ve never met seems odd, particularly when they were basically the next door neighbors of Castamere.
            5. When Tywin found out that one of his lords had betrayed him, he didn’t seem at all upset or even particularly suprise.
            6. When Tyrion was curious as to why he was taken it so well, Tywin was all but dancing around going “I know something you don’t! I know something you don’t!”

            1. That theory is stupid and you’re an idiot for forwarding it.

              Stop looking for dumbass excuses for your pet characters when they fuck up.

    3. I don’t think it was support he promised per se. Wasn’t the actual promise a wedding he would remember until his dying day?

  16. Against carceral feminism

    Mainstream feminists have also successfully pressed for laws that require police to arrest someone after they receive a domestic violence call. By 2008, nearly half of all states had a mandatory arrest law. The statutes have also led to dual arrests, in which police handcuff both parties because they perceive each as assailants, or they can’t identify the “primary aggressor.”

    Women marginalized by their identities, such as queers, immigrants, women of color, trans women, or even women who are perceived as loud or aggressive, often do not fit preconceived notions of abuse victims and are thus arrested.

    Apparently it’s bad because occasionally a women gets arrested.

    1. One thing the lesbian community would prefer not get well known is they are involved in a very high level of domestic violence cases.

      1. It’s all the testosterone.

        1. I always figured it was due to the lack of social disapproval for hitting someone because they were women.

    1. Serbs must be hard up. I’d give her an 8. She’d be a 10 based on her body alone but her face looks too much like Jim Carry.

      1. It’s like that hot volleyball player that got all the reporters to cover some tournament and all the other girls were pissed that their event was getting coverage for reasons other than their sub-average skill.

        She was hot in a limited sample, sure. But the pictures of them never live up to my expectation of what I expect distracting beauty to be.

        1. Groups of females often suffer from the “Cheerleader Effect.”

          As for the reporter, I’d guess it’s at least partly due to her glorious mane of hair.

      2. Only an 8?? You look at this and think “Jim Carrey”?? You are one harsh judge of women, and possibly insane….

        1. She’s hot, but there’s something about the face. Dunno how you use the rating scale, but I personally use it basically logarithmicly. Thus, a 7 and an 8 are much closer together than an 8 and a 9. And you can never use a full 10.

    2. But they were less than impressed when her attempts to ask intelligent questions about the game fell on deaf ears with the players, who were apparently unable to concentrate when answering.

      “I admit it was a problem at the start, but I think they’ve got used to me now. It was tough, though, because for a while it seemed as if they might not be able to work with me at all,” she said.

      “I was also asked to go away a couple of times because I was a distraction on the pitch and players complained that they couldn’t concentrate.”

      But she said she had fought and insisted that the players would eventually get used to her and they did.

    3. Oh yeah.

    4. A local reporter in my home town got in trouble for gangbanging the local ECHL hockey team.

      1. Got a link? Cause that would be awesome.

        1. Nah, it was a very long time ago (mid 1990s), and I think they hushed it up pretty well. I only knew about it because she was living in the house across the street from my parents’ and many of the neighbors were getting tired of her antics.

      2. Nice.

      3. I love accommodating women. I respect them because they generate happiness in an otherwise zero-sum happiness world.

    5. I call BS. It’s not like she’s the hot actuary at the insurance office. Those guys aren’t used to being around attractive women and would get distracted. Professional soccer players in Europe are quite used to being surrounded by attractive women and groupies.

  17. Washington state court says accused rapists cannot bear burden of proving consent

    (Reuters) – The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the burden of proving consent cannot fall on a defendant accused of rape, in a split decision that reversed two earlier rulings and prompted fears that dangerous offenders could avoid conviction.

    The court in its 6-3 ruling reversed earlier decisions that forced an alleged rapist to establish a preponderance of evidence that a victim consented to sex. The court said such a burden violated constitutionally protected rights and also wrongly interpreted precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    “When a defense necessarily negates an element of the crime charged, the State may not shift the burden of proving that defense onto the defendant,” the ruling said.

    “Requiring a defendant to do more than raise a reasonable doubt is inconsistent with due process principles,” Justice Debra Stephens wrote, adding that doing so raises “a very real possibility of wrongful convictions.”

    1. “Requiring a defendant to do more than raise a reasonable doubt is inconsistent with due process principles,” Justice Debra Stephens wrote, adding that doing so raises “a very real possibility of wrongful convictions.”

      Doesn’t Stephens know that our legal system was founded on the principle that it’s better to send ten innocent men to prison than let one also-innocent man go free?

    2. And this is controversial?

      1. The severity of the accusation demands that we lower the evidentiary bar.

  18. According to the coroner’s report, Robin Williams was suffering from paranoia and depression due to his Parkinson’s diagnosis at the time of his suicide.

    His autopsy report is reading like some sick and twisted game of bingo.

    1. Ya but they seem bound and determine not to mention one fucking word about his nasty divorce settlements

      1. He paid about $34 million in alimony to his 2 ex wives. That is enough to spend $1000 a night on hookers for 92 years.

        1. I love brutal math

        2. We used to have a doctor from India working in our ER. He was applying to have his third “mail-order bride” sent to him from India when I met him. The first two had raked him over the coals in divorces (he clearly had some issues, he was also a fairly unpleasant and unattractive guy with halitosis, and the relationships went sour very quickly).

          A couple of us did the math just like your calculations above, and said to him “you know, for all you are spending in alimony from the first two, before getting a third — you could just get expensive hookers every night and still come out way ahead.”

          He said “no, no prostitutes — I need a woman who will live with me and make me Indian food.”

          So we suggested why not pay for a live-in cook? It still would have to be cheaper and much less hassle, we said.

          “That will not work,” he replied. “Because I also need the poosy”.

          So he sent off for yet another mail-order bride. He got fired for some screwup not long after, so I don’t know how that one turned out, but I’ll bet he’s paying at least three alimony checks now, and probably working several jobs just to afford the alimony.

  19. It’s good to be the priest.

    NAIROBI pastor Reverend Njohi has introduced a form of worship at his Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in which female members of the congregation are banned from wearing underwear so God can enter their bodies easily. After a recent meeting of the church’s elders, to debate the matter Reverend Njohi passed an edict banning the wearing bras and panties when attending service. Defending the law, Reverend Njohi claims that when going to church, people need to be free in body and spirit to receive Christ. Describing the wearing of underwear to church by women as ungodly, Reverend Njohi warned his members of dire consequences if they secretly did so. According to one of the church’s members, last Sunday, all the female members of the congregation came to the service without any panties or bra as the pastor ordered.

    1. Wow that would’ve done wonders for
      http://www.churchupskirts.com

    2. Church of the Propeller. Awesome.

      1. Is that a schismed denomination from a cargo cult?

    3. Soon after, it suddenly became necessary to be baptized every Sunday.

      1. Are you sure that’s christening oil?

    4. “so God can enter their bodies easily”

      I’ve heard that some people name their penises, but isn’t calling it “God” just a little presumptuous?

  20. Manchester Malmaison hotel’s images condemned as sexist

    Ms Winterson, also a professor of creative writing at Manchester University, recently wrote in the Guardian about her “outrage” at seeing the “Mal at Work” hoarding, when staying at the city centre hotel last week.

    “Women at work seems to mean wearing a strapless dress and full makeup while staring longingly at a drill that presumably doubles as a vibrator,” she wrote.

    Jeanette Winterson has written more than a dozen books, including Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
    Referring to the hoarding’s other image of a man in a hard hat, the Manchester-born author commented: “He’s all muscle and sweat. He’s a hunk, sure, but the visual message he offers is not confusing to men.

    “He’s about power and prowess, muscle and machismo. The hard-hat babes send out a message that aligns with male fantasy not female reality. And that’s a problem.”

    I am so sick of people taking that bullshit “male power fantasy” double-standard seriously.

    1. Jeanette Winterson has written more than a dozen books, including Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
      Referring to the hoarding’s other image of a man in a hard hat, the Manchester-born author commented: “He’s all muscle and sweat. He’s a hunk, sure, but the visual message he offers is not confusing to men.

      So…pictures of pretty women are “confusing” to women? Remind me who’s being sexist and demeaning here, again?

    2. “…not confusing to men.”

      Women are so easily confused. Poor babies.

      “And thats a problem.”

      No, it fuckin’ isn’t. For a writer she doesn’t seem to know what common words mean, such as the word ‘problem’.

    3. drill that presumably doubles as a vibrator

      Because that is what every normal person immediately assumes when they see a woman holding a power-tool. I agree with pa. Who is really being sexist?

      P.s. Interesting taste in porn.

    4. Q: How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY!!

      1. An update to an HL Mencken quote:

        Feminism: The haunting fear that a man, somewhere, may be happy.

        1. That sounds like my wife but she’s not a feminist.

  21. Gotta get those already lower levels of harassment down even further.

    Women, Action & the Media (otherwise known as WAM!), a nonprofit devoted to boosting the representation of women in the media, both on screen and behind the scenes, today announced an “unprecedented” partnership with Twitter with the hopes of reducing the amount of gender-based harassment that can be found on the social media website.

    “The vicious targeting of women who speak up online has reached crisis levels,” the organization’s blog reads. “Women of color, queer women, trans women, fat women, and other oppressed groups of women are especially targeted and abused. A recent Pew research study found that fully 25 percent of young women online have been sexually harassed online and 26 percent have experienced stalking. What’s more, Pew found that women overall are disproportionately targeted by the most severe forms of online abuse.”

    Love the lie at the end, too.

    1. You know who else was called Wam?

    2. I was gonna comment on one part, but the whole quote there is one giant pile of bullshit. I will pick it apart.

      “Women, Action & the Media (otherwise known as WAM!), a nonprofit devoted to… ‘collecting money’…. with the hopes of …’increasing their lifestyle and social standing’.

      “The vicious targeting of women who speak up online has reached crisis levels,” the organization’s blog …’fantasizes’.

      A recent Pew research study found that fully 25 percent of …’fragile and emotionally disturbed women’… online have been sexually harassed online (by their own account) and 26 percent have experienced stalking (I think the word is cyberstalking. Again by their own account).

      In any case I hope they get lots of money for their cause, a penny on the dollar will surely go towards their noble goal.

    3. “…fat women, and other oppressed groups of women…”

      The word “oppression” used to mean something more than teasing.

      I’m short and fat.

      I can haz victimhood now?

      1. Not if you’re white.

        1. And male.

  22. The Navy SEALs team that killed Osama bin Laden is arguing over who was ultimately responsible for taking out the terrorist.

    Was bin Laden armed? If not, shouldn’t they be consulting their attorneys before confessing they executed a prisoner? Any helmet cam footage of the events? Any DNA test on the body?

    http://nypost.com/2012/11/22/s…..al-at-sea/

    Although the Obama administration has pledged to be the most transparent in American history, it is keeping a tight hold on materials related to the bin Laden raid. In a response to separate requests from the AP for information about the mission, the Defense Department said in March that it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing bin Laden’s body. It also said it could not find any images of bin Laden’s body on the Vinson.

    The Pentagon also said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for bin Laden, or any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of bin Laden’s body if he were killed.

    1. This might have been mentioned before a time or two here. After the freakshow that is this administration leaves office the shit that comes out about them will be worse than we ever imagined. The conspiracy theorists will be kicking themselves that the nonsense they came up will seem like child’s play.

      1. Unlikely, they will black mail any president that comes in office. The statist pillar cannot be offended

      2. Nothing will come out.

        The D’s have shit on the R’s to make sure of that.

        1. Maybe in 60 or so years when everyone already knows.

    2. I thought Obama killed him

  23. Drinking time! I’ve been going for a while. I started with a beer event at work. Sobered up, got home, cracked open another one.

    Prancing Pony Brewery’s Black Ale. I brought it back from Australia. It’s pretty damned good.

    1. Dogfish Burton Baton here. Turns out that a growler of 10% beer is a significant amount of booze.

      1. Yes, that’s a lot.

        Story time.

        I was on vacation in Charleston, SC just after SC legalized high alcohol beers. I was in a bar in a town near Charleston for lunch. There was a big sign announcing the change in the law and all the new beers the bar could now carry. I decided to order something from Flying Dog that was somewhere north of 14%.

        I had driven over to the bar, and I figured like in bars in the north I’d get a smaller glass.

        Silly me.

        I got a 16 ounce pint glass of that beer.

        I had to nurse that beer so I could drive back to Charleston.

        1. Err… somewhere north of 10%. I think it was 14%, but my memory is cloudy.

        2. We’re still in the infancy of American craft brews. We’re suffering from the novelty of high-grav beer, but in a couple of generations maybe we’ll appreciate the sessionable stuff a little better.

          Until then, we’ll just be constantly hammered.

          1. I agree, but some of these high-gravity beers are damn good. For the American high gravity beers, Immurt Ale from Dogfish Head comes to mind. Samichlaus is a good foreign high gravity beer.

            1. Unibrew has some great ones. I like almost everything they make, but their high gravity ales are the best.

              1. Unibroue, as well as just about any other brewer in Quebec, is world class.

                1. Unibroue, as well as just about any other brewer in Quebec, is world class.

                  Also, Maudite is the only beer I’ve ever had that tastes better at room temperature.

            2. I first tried Samichlaus as an established beer snob and thought it was terrible. Then I bought another one a year later on a whim and found it amazing and have been blowing money on it every winter since.

              One of my favorite beers and a great libertarian beer to boot.

              1. I find it’s better once it has aged a bit.

                1. And Connecticutt did something similar with Bad Elf:

                  http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcoho…..F2MQYVXZMM

  24. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to support likely Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul in “whatever he decides to do.”

    Told ya’ll. I hope that Rand can keep control of Turtlehead and do righteous battle against both the Orange Man and the McCain twins.

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