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      1. In Die Hard? That explains a lot. No way he could’ve done all of that and survived.

        1. “Yippie-Kai-Yay, Motherfucker!”

        2. Moonlighting, in which he’s actually like Brad Pitt in Fight Club: All in Cybill Shepherd’s mind. Makes sense now, don’t it?

        3. Don’t fucking dis Die Hard. That is the Greatest Movie Ever Made.

          1. Or at least the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

      2. I’ll spoil From Here to Eternity by pointing out that the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.

        1. And in A Night to Remember, the ship is going to hit an iceberg.

        2. Jar Jar Binks was a Pothead Muppet.

        3. Also, they are all Spartacus.

        4. The whole village was really Ceti Alpha V all along.

        5. Wait, I thought the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor…..

          1. Forget it; he’s rolling.

            I mean, he’s been doing some ecstasy, is what I mean.

      3. Robert the Bruce leads the Scots to freedom.

    1. They all died in the plane crash and the island was a dream.

      1. Not sure if this is a joke or you didn’t understand the show.

        1. The show was a joke.

          1. Watching the show was like being in purgatory, but the writers kept saying it wasn’t.


          1. During the finale, they actually explicitly say that they didn’t die on the plane crash.

            1. I know, I’m ashamed to say it was my favorite show at the time.

              1. Everyone says season 3 was the drop off, but I thought it was still good all through it.

                Season 4 was abysmal. 5 and 6 didn’t make much sense, but it was still better than 4.

                1. Season 4 was abysmal. 5 and 6 didn’t make much sense, but it was still better than 4.

                  This is like Cytotoxic-level wrong.

                  1. So anti-wrong?

            2. There was a finale? I didn’t think that show would ever end…. and that was the first hour.

    2. Sansa has a penis.

        1. (It’s ok,I just made that up to mess with Fist. Don’t tell him.)

          1. Yeah, right. If you re-read the series closely, it’s obvious that Sansa is The Prince Who Was Promised–she’s Rhaegar’s son.

      1. Knew it

      2. So does Norman Bates’ mother.

      3. The Crying Game of Thrones?

        1. Yet again!

          You should buy a lotto ticket and ask for a raise today.

    3. Hello.

      “A Conservative senator is miffed that she’s being asked to justify claiming a meal expense while travelling when she could have…”

      1. …given Steven Harper a blowjob and lived off the ejaculate?

        1. Close.

          “…eaten a free airline breakfast of “ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers.”

        2. when everything is closed on Sundays in Europe and your taking public transport back to your village things can get…desperate

          1. Soon enough it will be everything closed on Fridays throughout Europe.

    4. This stupid chapter at a time is even worse than his “take fucking forever” strategy.

      1. I suggested some years ago that we simply finish the series here.

        1. I have an interesting solution to the problems caused by both dragons and White Walkers.

          1. If we accelerate asteroids sufficiently, they could travel through time and past the fiction/nonfiction barrier.

            1. Very interesting…

            2. But are we able to choose the fictional universe we end up in? The Star Wars universe would be great. I can also think of a few anime worlds I’d like to be in.

              1. Known Space, thank you very much.

          2. Infect them with a computer virus?

          3. Allow pizza shop proprietors the right to refuse them service?

          4. Get Dr. Manhattan to kick all their asses.

    5. Fist, you’re so predictable.

    6. “Rosebud” is Marion Davies’ vagina.

    7. Anyway Shangri-La is real and the Malaysian airlines flight was a rapture to the himalayan city fortress where monks sing the song of eternity in anticipation of world war.

    8. Shane kills Lem. Vic founds out later. Shane tries to kill Vic but is discovered. Goes on run but later commits suicide with whole family. Ronnie goes to jail. Vic gets immunity deal with ICE but his family leaves him and goes in witness protection.

      1. You should’ve spoiled your shitty series instead.

    9. Soylent Green is made of people

    10. Hooch IS crazy!

    11. NILBOG is GOBLIN spelled backwards!

      1. Delicious milk!

  1. The Germanwings co-pilot was likely carrying out a suicide attempt when he crashed the plane…

    Is there a German word for no doy?

    1. It’s not suicide when you take 100-some-odd people with you.

      1. No, I feel like that term excuses the fuck’s totally evil action. Kill yourself all you want. Just leave others out of it, thanks.

      2. It’s still suicide, just really, really assholish suicide.

        1. I believe the existing term is “murder-suicide”.

          1. Honestly, I think the suicide is irrelevant. Not really concerned that the murderous fuck died while killing many others. I mean, a plane full of kids, too. Jesus.

            1. He told his girl friend multiple times that he was going to do something that make sure everyone would know who he is.

              I don’t think “suicide” or even “murder-suicide” is really proper description for “killing myself and a bunch of other people in a horrendous way to make myself infamous”.

              1. Yep, this guy is more along the lines of the columbine killers than the murder-suicide folks. He was a mass murdering attention whore who’s plans happened to include his own death.

              2. There needs to be a word for this kind of murder-suicide. There’s no real difference between Andreas Lubitz and Adam Lanza, after all. Almost the same act, same motivation.

                1. Lanza-maniac

                2. I’m calling them attention killers from here on out. Gets straight to why they did it, and it doesn’t give the inflated egos that mass murderer does.

                  1. attention killers

                    That’ll work.

                3. There’s no real difference between Andreas Lubitz and Adam Lanza,

                  Or between Bradley Cooper and Adam Lanza


                  1. Please tell me you mean Richman’d. Those cities in Virginia, California and elsewhere are blameless.

              3. I fail to see any difference between Andreas Lubitz and Adam Lanza.

              4. “make sure everyone would know who he is”

                I know him as the killer pilot, I haven’t bothered learning his name, and I hope I don’t – I wouldn’t give him the satisfaction.

          2. But that term is more like the “OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE!?” and then turning the gun on yourself. This is “mass-murder suicide”.

      3. Slewicide.

      4. Hi Dane!

        1. Oh no you didn’t

          1. I think I did.

            As long as Heroic doesn’t post anymore of those videos of that retard.

  2. George R.R. Martin has released another chapter from the forthcoming sixth Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter.


    I really liked the last one, with Arya finally becoming the sexy assassin she was always meant to be.

    1. Won’t be able to see her nekkid till next season. She turns 18 on 15 April.

    2. *Arya’s killed immediately after getting off the boat back in Westoros*

      1. “LOL”. Wouldn’t put it past him.

        1. Dani gets gangbanged by the Dothroki and decides to stay with them. Jon’s really dead and they pitch his wolf off the wall. They never find the other Stark kid.

          Winter never ends and the last scene is the Others conquering Dorne.

    3. Spoilers!

    4. Dude, she’s like 12 in the book.

      1. Dani’s like fourteen at the start and it didn’t stop the HBO series from constantly getting her naked.

        1. It adds to the story line.

        2. It helps to flesh out the story

          1. What you did there, I see it

            1. Finally!

        3. Everyone’s age is jacked up in the TV show. So she’s not 14 at the start of the TV series.

          For Obvious Reasons.

      2. So I need a call on this.

        After 15 April, the actress will be 18, however she’d have been 17 during the filming of all this season and her character is only supposed to be 12.

        When is it okay to perv on her?

        1. Go crazy, Frankie. You have my blessing.

        2. That depends on of you’re perving on the real actress or on the fictional character she plays.


            1. OK, we can simplify it. Take the girl to the Supreme Court and perv on her there (please wait until she is 18 to transport her across state lines). The justices will know if your perving is beyond the pale when they see it. Expect a decision from them after a few months.

        3. I’m pretty sure most of the characters for the series are deliberately aged a couple years (Jon Snow is really young in the books as well) because *technically* certain sex scenes are Martin writing child porn. Of course, this is meant to be based on the whole medieval view of age, which didn’t really have a concept of ‘teenager’.

          1. Yeah, but Sansa said she was 14 and just got her first red wedding friend.

          2. Yep. 14 would actually be an unusually old age to be unmarried in mid-evil England.

        4. Depends on if you wanna have gay sex with her or rapey PIV sex.

      3. 13 or 14 at this point, I believe. Old enough that she can successfully give a dude a boner before she murders him.

      4. The worst example of this: Missandei is the hottest person on the show, yet as I recall, in the books she’s a timid 10 year old girl.

        But wow is show Missandei beautiful.

  3. At least we treat gays better than Iran.

    There’s our litmus test.

    1. And the progs will hate him more than Che or Khomeini.

    2. At least we treat gays better than Iran.

      Bullshit. We impose wedding cake sanctions on gays.

      *** ducks ***

    3. Tom Cotton: married, expecting first child.

    4. Ya know, there’s a reason why I keep coming back to this board/forum, whatever. Even in the snarky lulz, there’s a worldview.

  4. Spot the Not: Woodrow Wilson

    1. The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation?until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.

    2. Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.

    3. Blacks are a perfectly stupid race. I have not been able to think out any solution to the terrible problem offered by the presence of the Negro on this continent.

    4. If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me, they ought to correct it.

    5. The domestic slaves, at any rate, and almost all who were much under the master’s eye, were happy and well cared for.

    6. Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.

    1. 3.

    2. I’ll go with 6, because it’s the one where he’s allegedly being the least racist.

    3. #6. I’m almost certain that was T. Roosevelt.

      1. That’s what I was thinking.

      2. You beat me to it..

    4. 3. I don’t think he would have been so crass as to say “blacks”.

      1. “Blacks” was probably the nicest term back then. The Negro baseball league was around for another 30 years after that shit stain died.

        1. I think that’s the point. Blacks wasn’t a term in common usage back then.

    5. 3. It’s not ‘cultured’ enough.

    6. 3 – I don’t think he’d be so classy as to only call them “blacks”

    7. I’m almost certain it’s 6.

    8. 4. Because blacks didn’t vote back then, not in large numbers.

    9. 3.
      I can’t conceive of Wilson admitting not being able to think of a solution.
      Now, rest of the world being too stupid to understand…

    10. 6. Because Teddy Roosevelt is the originator of that quote.

      Woodrow Wilson was an unabashed racist.

      1. And Commie hater.

        You want to know why the Russian don’t trust the US? Thank Woodrow Wilson.

        1. Interestingly, A Scott Berg said very little about Wilson’s virulent racism in his recent biography. He did mention that Wilson segregated several government agencies, but made it seem like it was just keeping things as they were.

          I had been looking for a good biography of Wilson since I heard so many bad things about him here on HnR, and of course none of that was covered in American History in high school. Is there a good biography out there?

          1. James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me contains some of the things Wilson did that the FDR Administration (which had a lot of Wilson Administration veterans) would rather people forget about, including the 21 invasions of 11 countries (including 3 invasions of Mexico) and mentions the fact that Wilson introduced the requirement to attach a photograph to a job application to make it easier to deny non-whites government jobs plus the First Red Scare, the Palmer Raids, the Creel Committee, the Espionage and Sedition Acts, the censorship, etc., of the Wilson Administration.

            AFAIK, biographies of Wilson (and FDR and most other presidents) tend to omit embarrassing things like that.

            (The first edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me is much better? it seems Loewen trimmed some of the discussion of Wilson out in the second edition and, in fact, the whole book feels a bit neutered.)

            1. (The first edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me is much better? it seems Loewen trimmed some of the discussion of Wilson out in the second edition and, in fact, the whole book feels a bit neutered.)

              That explains me not recalling most of the things you named. I wonder the reason for the cuts.

          2. James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me contains some of the things Wilson did that the FDR Administration (which had a lot of Wilson Administration veterans) would rather people forget about, including the 21 invasions of 11 countries (including 3 invasions of Mexico) and mentions the fact that Wilson introduced the requirement to attach a photograph to a job application to make it easier to deny non-whites government jobs plus the First Red Scare, the Palmer Raids, the Creel Committee, the Espionage and Sedition Acts, the censorship, etc., of the Wilson Administration.

            AFAIK, biographies of Wilson (and FDR and most other presidents) tend to omit embarrassing things like that.

            (The first edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me is much better? it seems Loewen trimmed some of the discussion of Wilson out in the second edition and, in fact, the whole book feels a bit neutered.)

        2. Thanks for the link…the Russian populace has sure had to endure centuries of despotic government. No wonder they are so fucked up today.

    11. 6 is Teddy Roosevelt, so it’s the not.

    12. 6

      what a fucker

    13. Well, many correctly smelled the scent of Teddy Roosevelt, but he said # 3, not #6.

      Your prize

      1. Rats

    1. Let’s not get on our high horses now, what with the way our ancestors engaged in the Crusades and all.

      1. I heard about this attack this morning. Horrible. Sounded like they were rounding up Christians and executing them, too, if I heard correctly, though I don’t know that they weren’t killing others, too.

        1. They’d ask the people if they were Christian or Muslim and murder all the Christians.

          It’s bizarre how fucked up Islam has become outside of basically the West and the far East. There are some comparatively moderate Muslim countries in East Asia and Muslims living in America tend to basically be just like any other Americans.

          Islam in the Middle East and Africa is horrible though, and it’s relatively modern that it’s become this bad. Historically Muslims didn’t just murder non-Muslims, they taxed them instead.

          1. They taxed them under pain of death and deprived them of most rights in society.

            HERE we tax you under pain of bodily imprisonment and deprive you of most rights in society.

            1. Yeah, but the jokers now are flat-out executing them, not giving them second-class citizen treatment.

              1. Well, Kenya is not an Islamic country, so they can’t be treated as second class citizens, not being citizens and all. Permissible wartime behavior and all that.

              2. Agreed. And I left out a step. It actually went:

                1) Military conquest
                2) Offer of conversion
                3) Failure to convert results in jizya tax
                4) Any failure to pay jizya results in slavery or death

                I always find it cute when defenders of the faith say “forced conversion is not a part of Islam.” Because when people just finished going all rapey-pillagey and have me at a point of the sword, I don’t feel any compulsion at all when told to abandon my own belief system and adopt theirs.

                1. They say that but what they mean is that true conversion is supposed to be a voluntary act of submission to Allah. They cannot force you to convert because you see the error of your ways and convert entirely independently of external force.

                2. Their first choice for those who fail to pay their taxes are their kids being enslaved. There was an insatiable demand for concubines of both sexes and slave-soldiers to keep the system rolling.

          2. Oh please. Did you see what the white man did to the Indians?

          3. I contend it’s more a problem of Arabness than anything else. Arab culture is awful and retrograde and Islam panders to the worst of it. Muslims in the Balkans, Kurdistan, most ‘stans, Azerbaijan, and east Asia don’t seem too awful. Arabs have been awful even before the modern age of political Islam. Secular Arabs can be plenty anti-Semitic. I hope Tunisia and Morocco lead the way.

            1. ‘Arab culture is awful’

              Except for the shish-taouk…and Muslim porn – mostly because it makes me chuckle.

            2. Lebanon. They also have a large, indigenous xtian arab population.

              1. And they’re awful. They either attack Israel or shelter those who do.

          4. Islam in the Middle East and Africa is horrible though, and it’s relatively modern that it’s become this bad. Historically Muslims didn’t just murder non-Muslims, they taxed them instead.

            I think you could safely say that East Asia and the West are generally moderate and good places while Africa and the Middle East are fucked up places. Whether Islam or not, the savagery seems to only use Islam as cover.

      2. Indeed, the attack is an understandable response to Kenyan Zionism.

      3. At least Reason has given this event the serious coverage that it deserves.

        Oh wait, sorry, they haven’t even so much as mentioned it.

        1. But it wasn’t a violation of religious freedom…

          oh, wait.

      4. Viscount Irish, Slayer of Huns|4.1.15 @ 10:45AM|#

        Tonio, this subject has driven you insane.

        None of us thought this was popular, we supported it because it was the right thing to do. You don’t support it because you’re gay and are allowing your sexual orientation to overwhelm your principles.

        “Rather than engage the overwhelming public rejection of this, and the implicit failure of libertarianism to win the hearts and minds of the public, you double down on the idiocy and keep wondering why people don’t like libertarians more.”

        What idiocy is that, Tonio? Supporting something unpopular because you think it’s right and because you believe in religious liberty as well as every other kind of liberty?

        Where I come from, that’s called having a spine rather than pathetically caving to the mob.

        Tonio|4.1.15 @ 11:33AM|#

        You don’t support it because you’re gay and are allowing your sexual orientation to overwhelm your principles.

        I don’t? Where did I write that? Show me.

        Seriously. Show me where I fucking wrote that. You’re projecting.

        I put it to you, Sir, that you are the one who is emotionally affected by this, having been driven into tantrum mode by an unpleasant truth.

        1. If it isn’t clear by the fact that I haven’t responded to you following me around, I don’t care.

        2. CAT FIGHT!!!!

          1. Having been on the internet for far too long, I’m starting to seriously consider supporting the return of gentlemanly dueling to settle the massive amount of pettiness I witness on a day-to-day basis.

            1. Something is in the air today. There’s just a massive amount of shitty picking going on at H&R today.

              I think you’ve all spent so much time together (virtually) that’s your man periods have synchronized.

              1. That’s why I come here less. That and I’m really busy and the articles are mixed. Sorry.

              2. Too many cocktail parties going on, everyone’s drunk and angry.

                1. Everyone’s kind of maundy today.

            2. John, that was about Irish mischaracterizing my position and failing to acknowledge or retract. Once you let others start lying about what you’ve said, you lose your reputation.

      5. You do realize we’re talking about equitorial Africa here? There’s always some tribal murder rampage going on there, religion-based or otherwise.

    2. Also, who are we to talk, the way we treat gays in this country.

  5. Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement …. The tentative agreement clears the way for talks on a future comprehensive settlement

    IOW, they kicked the can yet again.

  6. Negotiators on both sides have agreed on key parts of the Iran nuclear deal.

    Congress is likely drafting another presidential underminement letter to Iran as we speak.

    1. Dear Commandante Khamanei…

  7. Negotiators on both sides have agreed on key parts of the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s the latest news.
    President Obama has called it “a good deal.”

    Yep. We’re fucked.

    1. This is Obama’s legacy.

      1. “We’re Fucked” is his legacy, you mean?

        1. I wasn’t thinking that, but I am now.

          1. It should be the name of the post-presidency book he has ghostwritten.

    2. Yeah. I’m not getting this.

      What does the USA specifically get out of this?

      1. Superficial concessions that have no material affect on Iran’s nuclear weapons development given in the vain hope that they’ll suddenly throw open their arms and embrace us as brothers. And sisters. Followed by the liberalization and secularization of Iran, including mandated gay catering and free contraception.

        1. Between the progressive and the Islamists, I sometimes struggle figuring out which is worse.

          1. It’s the latter, but the former is trying hard to catch up. I really worry about the end goals of some of them, not to mention the means they’d be willing to use to get there.

        2. And music videos.

  8. “Read all of Reason’s takes on the Indiana RFRA controversy: Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Jacob Sullum, Andrew Napolitano, Scott Shackford, Jesse Walker, Robby Soave.”

    It’s like you want me to hate you.

    1. Yeah, the managing editor needs a stern talking to.

    2. If only there was a way we could unread them.

    3. Read all of…


    4. And how many times are these articles merely repeating the exact same stance?

      If my orphans were as inefficient as Reason’s staff I would have had them all shot and turned into fertilizer years ago.

      1. Won’t someone think of the monocles!

    5. So, Irish, you still maintaining that I oppose freedom of association?

      1. My apologies – given that you spent three days shitting up comment sections by screaming about how everyone is CLUELESS, OMG LIBERTARIAN IDIOCY, you can somewhat understand the confusion.

        You’d basically fly in, declare everyone clueless (even though you apparently agreed with them), and then vanish, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not entirely my fault that I came to the wrong conclusion.

        1. That doesn’t address your saying that I opposed freedom of association. And my response was fairly fucking clear, especially since I asked you twice in that comment to show where I had. No expecting you to apologize, but rather to acknowledge that you mischaracterized my position.

          1. OK, I take your first sentence as an apology and implied retraction. Accepted.

    6. I haven’t been hear much but it sounds like I missed Reason going Full Cosmo. This place needs a cleansing.

    1. If it was sweetened, the guy was probably lard ass too.

      1. Huh. It was the tea itself that did it, not any sweeteners.

    2. Iced tea is pretty much the only flavored non-alcoholic beverage I drink.

        1. Sometimes I add lemonade. But besides that it’s pretty much just water or booze.

          1. I did that when I was a kid, but now it’s just tea, water, sugar, lemon, ice.

            1. Eliminate the tea and you have lemonade.

              1. Not that much lemon, dude. Are you not versed in the art of the tea?

                I just made some Emeril Lagasse strawberry lemonade (we have a shitload of strawberries that we picked recently) last night for my daughter. It was quite tasty.

                1. I don’t trust that Emeril fellow. We were at his restaurant in NOLA and my friend started getting a horrible allergic reaction to something they didn’t tell us was in the gumbo, and he soon started to go into anaphylaxis. Luckily there were several of us docs around the table, and one ran across the street to a Walgreens and got an epi pen and saved him.

                  After all that Emeril’s didn’t even offer the table a free dessert.

                  So we don’t like him and I’m not trying his lemonade. I guar-an-tee it.

                  1. We go to his restaurant in Orlando and like it quite a bit. And his recipes are generally quite good–we have a few go-to dishes that are his.

                    On the other hand, he hasn’t tried to kill me as far as I know. Not yet.

                  2. I’m glad I went across the street to the Popeye’s instead.

      1. Tea, coffee, tonic, and the occasional flavored sugar free mix, for me.

        There’s something about whiskey in tea, or coffee, though.

      2. No coffee? WTF?

        1. Coffee is a heathen drink.

        2. I’m not an addict, so no reason to drink something that tastes so awful

      3. Sudden’s daily beverage routine:

        Grapefruit juice immediately after waking
        Coffee throughout the morning and into early afternoon
        Starting in mid to late afternoon, water to ready myself for my workout
        Post workout, after many gallons of water, it will be either beer, whiskey, or red wine. With a glass of water before sleep.

        1. I drink eight raw eggs then run through Philadelphia.

    3. He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day.

      I’ve been telling people for years that drinking a gallon of iced tea a day won’t keep your kidney failure away.

    4. Si from ‘Duck Dynasty’?

  9. Some say Rock is pulled over frequently because he is an African-American man in a nice car.

    It’s possible. It’s also possible that he’s a terrible driver.

    1. Isaiah Washington weighed in on the matter. Could be a case of BMIFC (Black Man in Fancy Car).

      1. Fancy cars are a target anyway. My father had a Mercedes sports couple for a while, cops always gave it 3 looks while deciding. It’s easier to speed in a clunker.

    2. My question is did he make sure he didn’t get his ass kicked by the police?

    3. HM, this is where you volunteer to test this scenario by asking the commentariat to buy you a maybach via kickstarter.

  10. So taking bets, who thinks The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is going to give a presentation that’s actually journalistic, and who thinks they are going to bow down to the activists and give lines similar to the police.

    I think releasing their report before they are going to be asked questions on it is a good sign, but then again they are part of university culture. It would take some serious balls to say anything that pissed off the feminists.

    1. $5 says that they’ll go with the “Maybe they should’ve asked more questions, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen!” angle.

      1. *nodding aggressively*

        1. Fake but accurate!

    2. I am not optimistic. What do they stand to gain by chiding the feminists for their knee-jerk panic-fire response?

    3. “There’s no evidence that she wasn’t not raped.”

    4. I assumed that link was a late April fools joke.

    5. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism will hold a press conference

      Hey Suave, at least someone with ‘real’ journalist credentials is weighing in on this!

      /Jezzie Derp

      “What was Columbia thinking, trying to mansplain this away!?!

      /Tomorrow’s Jezzie Derp

    6. I think there’s a lot to what you’re saying. But I think there’s a little bit of a countervailing pressure here. At this point, the story’s discredited. Pretending otherwise would make you look like a combination of Joe Isuzu and Kevin Bacon from Animal House. Publishing a plainly politicized analysis is going to undermine their credibility. At this point, for what?

      My gues is that they’ll push Erdely as the villain. She was exploiting poor Jackie and her bad behavior undermined the very real need to address the epidemic of campus rape and blah…blah…blah.

      1. Yeah, that’s the other option. Erdely has basically become the designated villain of this story. Poor chick, she was only doing what all her feminists friends told her to do, and the second it leads her into disaster they all turn on her.

        1. Poor chick…

          Poor chick my left foot. Ederly is 42 years old. She’s not a babe in the woods. And she’s had a charmed career. And think of how her career would have gone if she’d not been caught, if her fiction had been a little more convincing.

      2. And they may toss in the idea that Edrely’s commitment to eradicating campus rape skewed her judgment.

    7. I think there’s a lot to what you’re saying. But I think there’s a little bit of a countervailing pressure here. At this point, the story’s discredited. Pretending otherwise would make you look like a combination of Joe Isuzu and Kevin Bacon from Animal House. Publishing a plainly politicized analysis is going to undermine their credibility. At this point, for what?

      My gues is that they’ll push Erdely as the villain. She was exploiting poor Jackie and her bad behavior undermined the very real need to address the epidemic of campus rape and blah…blah…blah.

    8. I think they’ll make some acknowledgement that the story was retarded, if only because they’re embarrased to be associated with that Merlyn chick.

  11. Chris Rock has been pulled over three times so far this year…

    Perhaps his boss, President Obama (who is his father) can fix the tickets for him.

  12. DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans

    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency.

    Even Judicial Watch gets in on the April Fool action.

  13. Spot the Not: Harry Truman

    1. Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

    2. I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and America.

    3. The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish.

    4.I think one man’s just as good as another as long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a chinaman.

    5. The Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am president that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.

    6. Niggers can’t fight. They don’t possess the strength of character or the mental quickness to be a great fighter. That’s why all the best fighters in the world have always been white men.

    1. I laughed at 4. I think that makes me a bad person.

      1. It’s hilarious because it’s absurd.

        I laughed too.

      2. You are…not alone.

    2. Wait. Is this Harry *S* Truman?

      1. Hairy Ass Truman, yes.

        1. OK, thanks. 3.

    3. “I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and AMERICA.”

      LMAO, one of these things is not like the others.

      1. Hey darling, we killed the predecessors of this continent fair and square. If the other races want to take it it is only right that they do so in the age old human tradition of murdering the previous occupants.

        1. Smallpox is not exactly what I’d call ‘fair and square’. If you murdered the population and raped their civilizations with sword and guns, like proper invaders, I might give you that one.

          1. Hey, germ warfare has a long and proud tradition. We used to catapult bloated corpses over besieged city walls for a reason. Just because we didn’t fully plan on killing them with our germs doesn’t mean it doesn’t count.

            1. Oh, by all means, I accept germ warfare as an acceptable means of murdering said population and raping said civilization. But you don’t get points for accidentally coughing on some Aztecs and losing some disease-carrying pigs in Missouri. Genoa doesn’t get credit for accidentally spreading the Black Death and Native Americans don’t get bonus points for likely introducing the wonders of syphilis to Europe.

    4. 2.

    5. 3. Because Truman’s friend and haberdashery business partner was Jewish. Truman’s administration was the first nation to recognize the State of Israel.

    6. 2 – I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt that, racist d-bag though he may be, he understands “America” is not a continent.

      1. It’s 2, actually.

        1. Don’t you go making this a North vs. South issue, Auric. I won’t have any of your “War of Northern Aggression” gibberish hijacking the P.M. links.

    7. I’m going to guess… 3

    8. 6. Joe Louis was an heroic figure. I can’t imagine anyone saying this in the 1940’s

    9. 6. because its someone talking about boxers

    10. I’m going to say 6. Sounds like something a Confederate said. Also I’ve searched the internet and found all other quotes were from the Truman library.

      1. I’m wrong. It’s a quote from Boondocks about boxing:

        1. SHHHH! You’re ruining the game!

        2. They all sound like Uncle Ruckus.

        3. Dammit, dammit, dammit, I remember that now. Uncle Ruckus. I can hear it in my head.

    11. The Not is #6. That is from noted historian and pundit Uncle Ruckus.

      your prize

      1. I’m glad I didn’t participate.

      2. You know, these quizzes are entertaining. and maybe they are something else? Like educational? Or something.

    12. 6. because I chose six last time.

    13. I know he said #5 – he hated the Marine Corps even after they saved his ass in Korea and prevented him from being the first President with an indisputable war loss.

  14. Question: Part of the conditions the USA had with Iran during the sanctions was that the Iranians knock it off with the rhetoric against Israel, stop funding terrorism, and disclose their nuclear ambitions.

    As far as I know, they never fulfilled those conditions.

    How does this fit into the new framework they just laid out? Are those conditions maintained?

    1. Article 8.3 – explaining Iran’s stance on Zionist Regime will be outsorced to Sheldon Richman.

      1. That is just well done.

  15. ISIS-inspired ‘bad bitches’ arrested in NYC ‘bomb plot’.

    When even the Post is using scare quotes…

    1. Velentzas, 28, allegedly “pulled a knife from her bra and demonstrated how to stab someone”

      A “bad bitch” indeed.

  16. Is ISIS blowback from Ur? Discuss.

    1. “Blowback From Ur”

      Is that an Ed Wood film I’ve never heard of?

      1. I always thought “Ur” was a bad-ass name. Abraham fucked up leaving there.

        1. Thog never should have sold. Had great, lakefront property. Dry lake, but dam not yet invented. Thog blame jews.

        2. What about “Sargon,” that’s like the ruler of a rogue planet.

          1. Yes, also a bad-ass name. You have to give it to Mesopotamia and all of its various cultures, they could name the shit out of things. Gilgamesh, bitches!

            1. Lugal-Zage-Si of Umma

  17. Beloved by Whores

    A brothel in Nevada has offered to host U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid’s retirement party to thank him for efforts during his more than three decades in the U.S. Congress it says have “positively affected” the lives of legal sex workers in the state.

    Sheri’s Ranch, located 60 miles west of Las Vegas, posted a tongue-in-cheek open letter on its blog on Wednesday citing the 75-year-old Democrat’s support for gay rights, his opposition to a nearby nuclear waste repository and his efforts on behalf of Obamacare.

    “Thank you for making it illegal for insurance companies to deny Nevada’s legal hookers the right to health care,” said the letter, which went on to tout the many benefits of the brothel as a party site, including a “beautiful 20 acre property with a hotel and restaurant on-site.”

    If memory serves… didn’t reasonTV do a little thing on Sherri’s ranch?

    1. Nothing makes me sadder than a working girl having to have sex with a creature like Harry Reid. Like her life isn’t difficult enough.

    2. Exercise machine, my ass. Reid is tangled up in some slimy shit, pissed off the mob or someone like them and got his ass whipped. No doubt someone has something on him and he is retiring because he was told to.

      Thinking of him getting knocked on his ass and losing an eye gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. If you could see my smile right now…….

  18. Today on Question and Comment Time with Cytotoxic: a repeat of a question I thought was so good I am asking it again. Should libertarian(ish) pols ex Rand Paul even bother with entitlement reform? I think even a ‘Plan Canada’ approach ie emulate Canada’s reforms of the ’90s would be such a charge of the Light Brigade in the current environment. It seems entitlement reform just isn’t worthwhile until an external force ie near-bankruptcy happens. Until then, I think libertarian pols should focus on defanging the state so that when the External Force does come the state has less means to steal and thereby procrastinate the reform. Until then there are much better things to focus on ex drug law reform, appointing judges, appointing central bankers, etc. (The last one is bolded because of its relevance to stealing to put off reform ie inflation).

    1. What exactly is the point of being someone like Rand Paul without tackling entitlements?

      He’s oing to be called a granny-starver anyway, no matter what he does.

      1. *going* to be called

      2. Ending the WoD, making foreign policy sensible, cutting lots of other spending, allowing oil drilling. Come on man think. Be imaginative.

  19. Anyone who thinks Iran is going to stop pursuing nukes or otherwise be remotely sincere in treaty compliance should check out my Floridian bridges.

    1. Damn, Cytotoxic, quit trying to trick everyone into looking at your micro-hemipene.

      1. Cytotoxic is a lizard?


        1. These comments don’t disappoint.

    2. They’re all drawbridges.

  20. Sometimes one of my ears gets really hot. What does it mean?

    1. It means you want to bomb another country?

      1. No that heats up a different part of my body.

    2. Its a vascular phenomenon like blushing – only random.

      no one knows why it happens. it affects a lot of people.

    3. Your mom is doing Epi.

    4. Did you hear a noise like a zipper before that happened?

  21. Memories Pizza, closing was the best business decision ever:

    $241,220 currently raised

    1. Amazing.

      Now compare that to this:


      Conservatives/libertarians are superior to progs when it comes putting money where their collective mouths are.

      1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha [takes breath] ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

      2. Sure, Eddie, this time. But after there are hundreds more cases like this the homophobes will be tapped out and (wait for it, Eddy, wait for it) people will learn that being publicly homophobic will no longer lead to others supporting you for the rest of your life.

        1. You’re dreaming cupcake and FYI I’m ok with gay marriage. None of my bidness and no skin off my ass. If your ilk want’s to force religious people to shit against their beliefs, you are going to get blowback, because people like me that are not religious but believe in freedom won’t knuclkle under to SJW pricks like you that want to cram your ideology down other people’s throats.

          Pussys like you run to the state to impose your will because you can’t make a reasoned case for your cause, simple as thaining t. I don’t care who you fuck or associate with, when pricks like you wan’t to impose your will on people that don’t share your worldview I’m going to tell you to fuck off….You defining yourself as some delicate flower that can’t survive w/o pappa gov…You not a libertarian in any way, shape or form. Piss off, slaver.

    2. I wonder how much I could get for Cleveland Steamer Pizza?

      1. I dropped a steamer in Cleveland once.


        1. Whatever happened to Sandi, anyway?

    3. I hope all business victimized in this way will be able to get this kind of money, but unfortunately as incidents like this get more frequent, people will probably get donor fatigue.

      1. That was actually one of the mistakes the progs made here. If you’re going to institute an environment of neo-McCarthyism, you actually can’t go after a place here or a place there. You need to pull together an Enemies List and encourage the mob’s thirst for blood to take out a bunch of them at once.

        These were special cases–Chik-fil-a’s CEO’s position wasn’t any surprise to anyone that’s eaten there in the last 30-40 years. They were quite blatant about promoting the reason they closed on Sundays was so that their employees had the chance to go to church. And after all those decades, they had a built-in customer base that ultimately didn’t give a shit if a bunch of social signalers never ate there again, if they ever did (in fact, that was typically seen as a happy side-effect of the boycott).

        With Miracles, it’s a tiny pizza restaurant in the middle of nowhere, Indiana, that got singled out by the Grievance Hordes thanks to a reporter fishing for someone to be targeted in the current hysteria. So getting a funding site set up to counter what will ultimately be a spasm of prog-derp towards the place (driven mostly by people who never would have eaten there to begin with) was going to be relatively quick.

      2. Ah, didn’t read down before posting this. I’m looking forward to an emboldened bigorati thinking that all they have to do to earn a free ride on fat socon cash is to publicly stand up against the sodomite menace, then finding out that the bigots are all tapped out. Hope their welfare case officers are angry black militant lesbians.

  22. Muslim militants kill hundreds of Christian students in Kenya. I wonder if this is because the Qur’an says:

    Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

    ISIS and the Taliban destroyed various religious statues. I wonder if this because Mohamed smashed the idols of Mecca when he conquered the city.

    Then, along with his companions Muhammad visited the Kaaba. The idols were broken and their gods were destroyed. Thereupon Muhammad recited the following verse from the Quran:”Say, the Truth has come and falsehood gone. Verily falsehood is bound to vanish.”


    2. One thing that bugs me about ISIS, aside from the murderous thug part, of course, is that they’re destroying quite a lot of history. It’s not generally known, but a great deal of Iraq hasn’t been excavated, and there are a shitload of artifacts that have that are still there. Getting blown up just because of the various wars, but now likely going to get destroyed on purpose. Pathetic.

      1. If we can’t sell them on eBay, then I’m not sure it matters.

        1. Well, we sure can’t sell them now. And people said it would be wrong to pillage the country when we were there.

          1. What a golden opportunity we wasted. We might have broken even on that little venture if we had looted the place while we had a chance.

            1. If you want to play Empire, for the love of Zod, learn from history! You conquer a place, you take the coolest stuff home, and eventually you get the world’s awesomest museum!

              1. You don’t even have to conquer it. I mean, many of the pest parts of the Parthenon are in London.

                1. And the best parts. The British got art and various insects.

              2. It also helps if your capital is on an island. Makes it harder for rivals to conquer you.

                1. French and Germans have lovely museums! But yes, island thing helps, as Germans discovered in ’45.
                  Though, in the context of US, “own the bloody continent” works too.

                  Another lesson to learn from the Brits – if you lose all the early battles, and win all the late ones, your military museums will have the awesomest stuff on show!

      2. I got the impression ISIS was selling most of those artifacts to raise money.

        1. And here’s a story on your point:


    3. That’s ridiculous, Derpetologist.

      The Qur’an was written, like, two centuries ago.

      1. CRUSADES!


        1.5 BILLION MUSLIMS!



        FRED PHELPS!



        1. “Islam is a young religion” being the most moronic.

          Seriously, that’s just plain anthropomorphism. Religions don’t have ‘moody teenager phases’ or even develop in the exact same ways, they’re products of a massive amount of constantly changing cultural and historical factors. It really comes off as someone taking the Marxist notion of progressive history and just laying it over religion without a hint of thought.

          1. Scientology is pretty young and they’re not blowing up anything.

            1. This Baha’i faith is only a few hundred years old, and they’re not blowing up anything either.

          2. Young? I mean, it’s five or six hundred years newer than Christianity (depending when you count Christianity actually becoming and organized religion), but it started around a millennium and a half ago. Young is more like, I dunno, Scientology.

            1. The weirdest part about “Young Religion” is that, 200 years or so after its founder got his apotheosis, Christianity got it’s first (and only) Empire-wide persecution decree. Until then and for another century or so, persecution was on a more regional basis.
              200 years after Islam’s founder had his apotheosis, Muslim empire was bigger than that of Alexander the Great, spanning from Atlantic to Indian ocean.

            2. And by the logic of the ‘young religion’ hypothesis, scientologists should start murdering non-believers in droves any day now. Just like all those Baha’i followers that when nuts out of nowhere.

              1. Well they might if they ever were the majority in any nation. Actually Mormons might be a better example for “young religion”.

    4. Clearly this only happened because of American Nationalism, the actions of Chris Kyle, and the evils of Zionism.


      Sheldon Richman.

      1. I see no difference between Mohamed and Adam Lanza.

    5. Gawd you racist Islamophobe! Don’t you that Muslim terrorists just need jobs and opportunities?

      And don’t forget: You’re the descendants of those evil Crusaders, you were completely unjustified in invading the parts of the Middle East that the Muslims had already invaded earlier.

      1. Ireland is a long way from Palestine.

        1. True, but if you tell the Irish that Palestine has Whiskey Trees as far as the eye can see…

          1. **Looks up from drink***

            Whiskey Trees, you say? Dammit, I am gonna kick some ass for some Whiskey trees! Right after I have another drink!

      2. “We’ve got to ask, why is [Osama bin Laden] so popular around the world? Why are people so supportive of him in many countries . . . that are riddled with poverty? He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day care facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. We haven’t done that. How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?”

        — Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)

    6. No, Derpy, it’s because of the ongoing western (read: white, nominally xtian) humiliation of muslims. Also, the fact that we allow sodomites to exist openly, sometimes famously, in our decadent, godless societies.

  23. The Sexualization of Libertarianism – A Manifesto written by Avens O’Brian. Thoughts? Comments?

    I like it. Particularly this: “libertarianism is the most compassionate philosophy in the world.”

    1. “Last week I published a silly article titled “7 Reasons Libertarian Women Make Amazing Girlfriends“….this week, I followed up with an article titled “12 Reasons You’re Not Getting Laid By A Liberty Lady“….

      “Here’s Why I Barfed In My Mouth – And Why You Should Too”

      1. Ugh, that whole article made me feel kind of skeevy.

        “So this week, I followed up with an article titled “12 Reasons You’re Not Getting Laid By A Liberty Lady.” which was a less comedic critique of some of the most common behaviors I find in some libertarian men in social situations which make it hard for them to find partners. Most of these recommendations apply to various socially-awkward men in general (besides things that were liberty-specific, but you could insert any niche interest there).”

        You want to know something that I look for in political philosophies? As small a connection to Pick Up Artistry as possible.

        1. “Wanna take a look at my hard currency?”

          1. Premarital sex is an affront to “biblical”* marriage, though, right Eddie?

            *Not actual biblical marriage which was polygamous (term used literally), but the revisionist “one man and one woman” version.

            1. Gawd you can be mendacious some times. Just because there are polygamous marriages in the bible doesn’t mean that the Bible sactions anything but monogamy.

              1. *sanctions

                As an example, the bible also features driving people out of synagogues by whip. Does that mean that the Bible condones whipping jews?

              2. Yeah, one of the interesting things about the Bible is that there are numerous examples–from Abraham to Jacob to David to Solomon–where polygamy is typically highlighted as a chaotic force in Hebrew/Israelite society.

        2. Indeed. Unless I’m planning to start some devious Libertarian Breeding Program I don’t really think the need for a ‘Liberty Lady’ or the social awkwardness of some libertarians is really relevant.

          Honestly, of the women I’ve dated the best are the ones who are largely apolitical and just don’t give a shit. I really, really don’t like pulling politics into a relationship.

    2. So nobody read past the second paragraph. Okay then.

      1. Makes me glad I’m gay. The lads never ask what my politics are, and those that suspect find my conservatism…attractive.

    1. But what do millennials think of this situational same-sex catfight?

  24. Enjoy CBS’s inability to understand (or willful ignorance?) that these private operators are only a crony-driven veil over the increasing shakedown by the government.…..r-prisons/

  25. Olympic Committee is concerned about the future of American Olympic success due to non-revenue sports being cut. And where does the blame lie? With the revenue generating sports, of course!

    The article is a laundry list of examples of programs getting cut, and only one female program is given as an example. It’s entirely men’s programs.

    “DontmentionTitleIX, dontmentionTitleIX, dontmention…” – Yahoo reporter

    1. The truth is that Title IX and the mandating of equal scholarships for women, even though woman are nowhere near as a group qualified and interested in college sports in the proportion that men are is what is killing non revenue sports. But that goes against the narrative of evil white men playing football causing all of this harm, so it can’t be mentioned. Girls can and all.

    2. Everyone should just take up fencing.

      1. During the summer. But every winter, all of America should be doing biathalon. A country full of trained Bond villains would be unstoppable.

      2. Fencing is awesome. I might get back into it.

      3. Fencing, sadly, is one of those sports that are way more fun to participate in than watch. And more capable the competitors, the lamer the bout looks to the untrained eye.

        1. What about Sabre-fencing?

          1. I was a foil fencer, where you can at least try to follow olympic-level fencers and what they are doing.
            Sabre, on the other hand, is

            “GOwhamBEEP” – yay point!

      4. Saber, foil, or epee?

        1. Epee. It’s funner.

  26. Dear Prudence,
    I have been married to my wife for two years, and we’ve been together for five. We have a great relationship, and both of us consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have found each other. However, so that I could understand her better, she recently told me some things about her past that have troubled me quite a bit. She said she has had quite a wild sexual past. She has slept with male strippers, been involved in aggressive sex with multiple partners that involved hitting, slept with a number of married men, cheated in most relationships, enjoyed getting choked during sex, and possibly even shared a sexual partner with her mother. She said she did these things because she was sad and depressed and sex made her feel better. She told me these things not to make me jealous or to hurt me, but for me to understand she is happier since she met me than she ever has been and doesn’t need to do these things anymore. I am having a hard time getting these images out of my head. Furthermore, I’m afraid this sounds like sexual addiction and that it could resurface. I’m desperate for advice.…..src=fol_tw

    i don’t get what this guy is complaining about. He wife sounds like one hell of a good time.

    1. There was a Romanian tennis star who bragged about banging hundreds of women. When the asked his wife about it, she said “I am proud to have captured such a man”.

      This guy should be happy. He tamed the wild she-devil.

    2. I’m afraid this sounds like sexual addiction

      Poor guy married a sex addict. I feel bad for him.

    3. This could just as easily read:

      Dear Prudence,
      My wife used to have no self-esteem at all, and now she’s married to someone who has no self-esteem at all, which means she still has no self-esteem at all.

    4. Ummmm, yeah, this would give me pause, but then again, I’m not likely to date someone with these traits, which would mean my partner saying this about their past means they’ve been hiding a lot from me. I’d really have to know more about her current behavior.

      Also, cheating makes her dirt. If you aren’t happy leave the fucking relationship.

    5. i don’t get what this guy is complaining about. He wife sounds like one hell of a good time.

      Yeah, but is she a good time with him?

      Survey says….

      She told me these things not to make me jealous or to hurt me, but for me to understand she is happier since she met me than she ever has been and doesn’t need to do these things anymore.


      She had her fun with the frat guys, the rock stars, the bikers, the strippers, etc.

      He gets a blowjob on his birthday and duty sex (missionary with the lights off) every two weeks.

    6. ‘cheated in most relationships,’

      Yeah, that’s not good. She’s likely to repeat.

      1. Yeah, especially if this is all coming out after he put a ring on it. Wild sex life? Good! History of not respecting the boundaries of relationships? Very very bad!

  27. Spot the Not: Joseph Stalin (Mega Edition!)

    1. Fuck them!

    2. I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this?who will count the votes, and how.

    3. It would be gross slander to assert that the conclusion of the Pact with the Hitlerites was part of the plan of the U.S.S.R.’s foreign policy.

    4. The existing pseudo-government which was not elected by the people and which is not accountable to the people must be replaced by a government recognised by the people, elected by representatives of the workers, soldiers and peasants and held accountable to their representatives.

    5. Only enemies of democracy or people who had lost their senses could describe those actions of the Soviet Government as aggression.

    6.. The idea of a concentration camp is excellent.

    7. We think that a powerful and vigorous movement is impossible without differences ? “true conformity” is possible only in the cemetery.

    8. The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.

    1. I’m going to guess 8 because I don’t think it’s been confirmed. It’s one of those “he ought to have said it” things, is my guess.

  28. 9. During the past war the Soviet Union set examples of such a truly allied attitude towards other countries, its comrades-in-arms in the struggle against the common enemy.

    10. What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost.

    11. I’m finished. I trust no one, not even myself.

    12. If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a “peace conference,” you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and aeroplanes.

    13. I know that the gentlemen in the enemy camp may think of me however they like. I consider it beneath me to try to change the minds of these gentlemen.

    14. Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.

    15. We will try to delay the war for another two years

    16. Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?

    17. We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings

  29. 18. Why did you beat me so hard?

    19. Anti-Semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism.

    20. This was not done for the purpose of giving an objective exposition of historical events, but in order to present a distorted picture of events, to heap lies on the Soviet Union, to slander it and to undermine the international influence of the Soviet Union as a truly democratic and staunch fighter against aggressive, anti-democratic forces.

    21. Life has improved, comrades. Life has become more joyous.

    22. We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.

    23. The Soviet Union alone was doing everything possible in order to block the Fascist aggressors’ way.

    24. God is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil’s on my side, he’s a good Communist.

    25. If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.

    1. Since I’m just reading “Stalin: Court of Red Tsar”, about half of those I know are real, and you, sir, are a tough bastard.

      I’ll guess 20, it sounds more like something a Western academic would say.

      1. I’m guessing 24 because he would have used something along the lines of “capitalist” or “Western Imperialist”.

        1. That one was in a chapter I just finished, he said it to Churchill (hence, Conservative)!

    2. I guess 19, given J-dawg’s later anti-semitism.

    3. The Not was 8. He may have said something similar (it doesn’t seem to be verified) but he did not say 8.

  30. “The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism will hold a press conference on Monday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time announcing the results of its investigation into narrative they’ve come up with to replace Rolling Stone’s now debunked University of Virginia gang rape story with something that allows liberals to pretend they retain a shred of ethical integrity

  31. Kim Jong-un reinstates ‘pleasure troupe’ harem of women

    NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ordered a new “pleasure troupe” of young women to entertain him.

    Kim, 32, whose country is notorious for its allegedly widespread and horrific human rights abuses, is reportedly drawing up lists of a new generation of female companions, The Daily Telegraph reports.

    The previous “pleasure troupe” was disbanded on the death of the old dictator in December 2011, but with the official three-year mourning period now over, Kim is free to start his own.

    The “pleasure troupes” were a practise introduced by Kim’s grandfather, North Korea’s founding father, the ‘Eternal President’ Kim Il-sung.

    Government officials would conduct searches of the countryside for the most attractive young women, typically taking 30 to 40 every year, who would become maids, singers, or dancers following an interview with the leader.

    The prettiest would be expected to become the leader’s concubines, eventually passed on – or “retired” – to high ranking military or government officials after they reached their mid-20s.

    It’s amazing how Communism, no matter where it’s practiced, seems to morph into bureaucratic monarchy.

    By “amazing” I mean entirely expected.

    1. Well that, and despite North Korea’s claims of communism they’re still really heavily influenced by the historical Korean Confucian monarchy model (in a way that South Korea just isn’t anymore).

    2. Full employment for pleasure girls!

    3. “Pleasure troupe”? Eh. Fatty Kim II should ask the Japanese for some naming tips.

  32. I read that Khaleesi was not going to do nakedness anymore. Fuck that and fuck GOT. My wife watches this show and so do I, but not for the same reason. No more naked Khaleesi, no more Game of Thrones for me.

    1. Hold out hope for “younger, more beautiful queen” to supplant her?

      Nah, that sounds waaaay to implausible for a plot point…

    2. I read that Khaleesi was not going to do nakedness anymore.

      That’s pretty old news. Back in Season 3, that tidbit came out as a “GoT character isn’t going to do nude scenes anymore” and people were actually wondering at first if it was Esme Bianco until her character was almost immediately killed off. That pretty much narrowed it down to Emilia Clarke by default.

      I’m still going to watch it because the producers are essentially making the series that way it would have been if Martin had a decent editor with the guts to tell him he was writing a lot of superfluous material.

      1. I read it’s really that she doesn’t want to do a sex scene like the first one with Drogo. I haven’t seen season 4, but apparently she did a nude scene last season.

        1. She did one in season 3–the bathtub scene with Daario. It was right around the time that episode aired that it came out that “someone” refused to do any more nude scenes. She didn’t do any in season 4–there’s a hookup with Daario but it’s only an implied one when Daario exits her chamber in the morning and he runs into Jorah.

  33. Chris Rock has been pulled over three times so far this year, and he has the selfies to prove it.

    From the article, Washington tweeted a suggestion to Chris:

    In a CNN interview with Don Lemon, Washington expanded on his tweet, saying, “Since I got out of my G500 and have been driving a Prius for the last four years … I have not been pulled over one time.”

    So if you see a black dude driving a Prius, now you know why.

  34. I didn’t read the article (or all 391 current comments above) but honorable mention to Chris Rock getting pulled over should go to the time that he was a passenger when Jerry Seinfeld got pulled over for speeding. You can watch it at Jerry’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, a web series on which I am most decidedly hooked.

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