Calls to Remove Confederate Flag in South Carolina, Obama Says the N-Word, Supreme Court Releases Two Pro-Liberty Rulings: P.M. Links

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  • They should replace it with the Gadsden flag and really confuse people.
    Credit: akasped / photo on flickr

    Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from the State House grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • President Barack Obama said the N-word on that podcast with Marc Maron we mentioned this morning when talking about the evolution of racial history in the United States.
  • Two pro-liberty Supreme Court decisions were released today: One determined that raisins were indeed property and that farmers were due compensation if the United States Department of Agriculture took a portion of them. The other ruling determined that police cannot just demand hotel guest registries without a warrant or some method for the hotel owner to challenge the order.
  • Russia has responded to an extension of European sanctions on the country by extending its own sanctions forbidding the import of food from Western countries for six months.
  • A town in Spain whose name translated to "Camp Kill Jews" has changed its name to Castrillo Mota de Judios, which means "Jews' Hill Camp." The town was actually founded by Jews, and historians believe the name came from the desire to convince the country the residents had converted to Catholicism.
  • Billy Graham's grandson has stepped down from his leadership of a prominent Florida church after admitting to a "moral failure," apparently an affair.

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  1. Billy Graham’s grandson has stepped down from his leadership of a prominent Florida church after admitting to a “moral failure,” apparently an affair.

    When are our churches going to stop appointing sinners as leaders?

    1. Yo, I thought they were supposed to forgive, to love the sinner, etc.

    2. Well, if they’re Christians, they’re ALL sinners. From birth. So…. 🙁

      PWND!

      1. Original sin is a bitch, yo.

    3. Hello.

      “A town in Spain whose name translated to “Camp Kill Jews” has changed its name to Castrillo Mota de Judios, which means “Jews’ Hill Camp.”

      I hear Camp Krusty put up a good fight though.

      1. “Kids, I’m taking you to the happiest place on earth. Tijuana!!!”

        1. Mom and dad, I no longer fear hell because I’ve been to Camp Kill Jews Kamp Krusty.

          1. Farking non-closed tags. Who do you have to feed into a woodchipper for an edit button around here?

        2. “I thought they were due! The game was fixed! The Globetrotters used a ladder for Pete’s sake!”

  2. President Barack Obama said the N-word on that podcast with Marc Maron…

    Shackford, you coward!

    1. “The N Word”

      Necropheliac? Nestle? Norman? Namedropper? Nagger?

      1. I don’t understand why Scott was so niggardly with the details of whatObama said.

      2. Did he go full monty ‘nigger’ or did he call Maron his ‘niggah’?

        I won’t be listening to the pod-cast, as I’m sure it will mendacious, and do nothing but piss me off.

      3. Ninnyhammer?

        To describe himself.

      4. Nickleback.

        1. Hey now, you’d better slap a trigger warning up before you post something that offensive and likely to cause emotional trauma.

        2. GAH!

      5. Nutless?

        Nihilist?

        Nazi?

    2. Nicotine? Napster? Napalm?

    3. So, finally, in year 7 of The O, we achieve a post-racial nation!

      1. Nigger, please!

    4. Look, if Reason isn’t going to do that for an internet troll, why would they do it for Obama, an even bigger troll than that?

    5. You know who else was an N-word…

      1. Major Margaret Houlihan?

          1. Notlips?

            I didn’t know she had been a prisoner of ISIS.

            1. Maybe that referred to Ferret Face.

      2. Navin Johnson?

      3. Stephen Strasburg?

    6. Obama’s following LBJ’s footsteps.

  3. I like the Gadsden Flag joke. That would piss them off more than the CSA flag.

    1. My feeling is that would only end up tainting the Gadsden flag.

      “SEE? I told you they were nothing but a bunch of Teathuglicanraciphobes!”

      1. Nothing can change that. Might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

        1. Yep. In for a penny, in for a pound, roight, guvnoe?

  4. Russia has responded to an extension of European sanctions on the country by extending its own sanctions forbidding the import of food from Western countries for six months.

    Yeah! That’ll show ’em!

    1. Well, they can still import from FSRs, right?

    2. I came here to say ^^ this

      Stop, Russia! You’re killing us! Or yourselves! It’s all so confusing!

  5. Will the H&R commentariat finally embrace social justice?

    Protests have been launched against Princeton University bioethics professor Peter Singer, with disabled individuals and their advocates calling for the resignation of the scholar who openly argues that “killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all.”

    A recent protest around the Ivy League campus blocked traffic and caused a stir, with activists in wheelchairs and others standing holding signs stating “Terminate Peter Singer” and “Every Life Matters.” The group, several dozen in all, also chanted: “Hey Hey, ho ho! Singer’s got to go!”

    1. Thank God – I mean goodness – that Singer’s Lefty Retard Privilege is wearing off.

      1. Too late for that, Eddie. Your faith is rather…conspicuous.

        1. Ask him out already, geez. It’s getting creepy.

          1. And I don’t even *own* a rabbit hutch!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecWhXP2jM28

    2. with activists in wheelchairs

      TIMMEH!

      1. CRIPPLE FIGHT WITH JIMMY!

      1. Yes, it is. I suspect that the disabled will get thrown, or perhaps wheeled, under the bus.

        1. The wheelchair ramp to the safe space is paved with good intentions.

      2. Speaking of delicious, this asshole got a bite of hypocracy’s light and flaky crust, as well..

    3. He’s not wrong you know.

      1. I’m a fan of Singer.

      2. Wow, the only person who could stink up the joint worse than Eddie.

      3. Cyto, Singer argued that it’s morally justifiable to kill an infant born with hemophilia, and he made this argument when people with hemophilia were already living into their 50’s and 60’s.

        Explain how that argument is justifiable in any way.

        1. Ve must haff genetic purity!

          1. Well, yeah. It would be really good to get rid of these bad phenotypes. Like I said I think medical genetics can do that soon anyway.

            1. And by what metric does one judge a “bad” phenotype? For example people with thalassemia produce malformed hemoglobin; however, that same hemoglobin provides protection from malaria that hemoglobin with all four alpha-chains doesn’t.

              1. I’m sure Cytotoxic has some genes that are… less than desirable.

              2. Liking TOS better than Teen Trekkers in Love is one sign of genetic inferiority, I believe.

              3. Are you sure you’re not confusing Thalassemia with sickle-cell anemia?

                That is an interesting point, but I can hardly find a positive for say cystic fibrosis.

            2. You know who else wanted to get rid of–oh, this is just too fucking easy, it’s no fun.

            3. It would be really good to get rid of these bad phenotypes.

              Does this sound like the start of a bad Outer Limits (the ’90s version) episode?

        2. It’s not. He’s an evil psycho.

        3. Is Singer not okay with infanticide in all circumstances anyway?

        4. They live that way with a lot of medication that I have to imagine is a great burden on their parents. Soon medical genetics may alleviate that however.

          1. Life at any price, Cyto. No matter how bad it is, it’s good!

    4. “Ethicist” is the job of finding a rationalization for doing something everybody knows is thoroughly immoral.

      1. They also spend a lot of time hand-wringing about things no one is doing.

      2. Heh. That’s how I view them.

    5. I think I would have to know more about that before making a judgement. I am too lazy to read the article and I am late to the links anyway…trying to catch up.

    6. It appears that there’s a small fire under the “big tent”.. they should take care it doesn’t spread.

  6. Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from the State House grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    To be replaced with a solid white one. (Eventually with eye holes.)

    1. Oh, SNAP.

  7. Why do NY state Republicans hate the second amendment? Hint: because they love cops.

    1. Saw that earlier. Fucking disgusting.

    2. They really are worse than you

    3. The problem is that knives have inexplicably not been included as ‘arms.’ There’s a reason guns are called FIREarms – because they’re arms that appear to shoot fire out of the barrel. Well, if guns are fire arms, then what are non-fire arms? Answer – other classes of weapons.

      Since the 2nd Amendment says ‘the right to bear arms’ it clearly ought to include knives.

      1. What about pointy sticks?

      2. No. Only swords.. rapiers, foils, cutlasses, and clamores, .. and maybe scimitars…

      3. So good. My miao dao combat sword is still legit, and if the intruder is a superstitious Japanese guy, it’s perfect.

        1. Was the “miao dao combat sword” in common use amongst the militia that comprised the continental army? Does it serve a sporting or game hunting purpose? I think not.. *B&*

  8. A town in Spain whose name translated to “Camp Kill Jews” has changed its name to Castrillo Mota de Judios, which means “Jews’ Hill Camp.” The town was actually founded by Jews, and historians believe the name came from the desire to convince the country the residents had converted to Catholicism.

    It’s better to lose your skull cap than your skull.

      1. I have a cunning plan: Masada: The Musical.

    1. I still want all of Mel Brooks’ joking part 2s. Especially Spaceballs 2 : The Search for More Money and History of the World Part 2 (Jews in space!)

      1. Well there was the Animated Series….

    2. Consider, for a moment, that this story is true.

      Can you imagine the scene when the community’s leaders got together and decided to name the town? “No, really, guys: the goyim just aren’t all that bright. This will work!”

    1. The Jets should change their logo to the Canadian version. For their fan’s sake.

    2. This is why we’re BFF.

    3. The Lions and Saints logos were pretty funny.

    4. That is fucking awesome! Clicked through to all the teams with “Manningface” – lol!

    5. What team is the black boot with the red stripes supposed to be?

      Also, the Vikings one is great!

      1. The Falcons, I guess some were tough to convert. That’s why I kinda like the Panthers the best.

        1. The rabid eyed Eagle exclaiming “Free Healthcare” was similarly good. It had the same wild stare that people from the Free Shit Brigade usually wear.

      2. It looks like they’re grouped by division, so that must be the falcons? That and the Colts (the thermometer) were tough to figure out.

        Any Ravens fans here? How does that logo make you feel?

        1. That would be me, I’m ok with it. That’s what we get for having a dumb logo. A raven head with a B tattooed on the side of it? Dumb.

    6. …the CFL’s American team logos?

  9. Oh, and for the Reason 6 – the Popehat guy is offering to find lawyers for you.

    Scroll down to the last couple paras – “In Closing, an Offer”

    (from popehat.com)

    http://ow.ly/OE8tT

    1. Popehat was probably commemorating St. Thomas More’s feast day today – the patron saint of lawyers:

      http://www.americancatholic.or…..px?id=1422

    2. And comment, for Christ’s sake.

      Also, I move that we refer to them as the Woodchipper Six. Reason 6 sounds like a Spike Lee adaptation of my daughter’s young life.

    3. Baby Jesus weeps when you don’t use HTML tags, Eddie.

  10. Billy Graham’s grandson has stepped down from his leadership of a prominent Florida church after admitting to a “moral failure,” apparently an affair.

    “Tullian Tchividjian has resigned from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian”

    Well, at least he wasn’t just riding Billy Graham’s coattails with name recognition.

  11. *shoves Irish into locker*

    I’ll take over his beat today: ESB on forgiving Dylann Roof

    On one hand, the Christian compulsion to forgive is absolute: and as exemplars of the faith, the families of the Charleston victims are excellent. On the other hand, their forgiveness presents a challenge to the onlooking public: are we ignoring their wishes if we do not join them in forgiving Roof? And what becomes of the discussion of the massacre if the rhetoric turns primarily to forgiveness? Further, why is it always black Christians who are burdened with the task of unilateral forgiveness without expectation of radical trasnformation? (Take, for instance, invocations of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Christian example when the pitch of racial tension rises high enough to worry moneyed interests.)

    Wait, why is she or anyone else who was not directly victimized by Dylann Roof’s actions in any position to forgive or not to forgive?

    Who the fuck is ‘we’, kemosabe?

    1. why is she or anyone else who was not directly victimized by Dylann Roof’s actions in any position to forgive or not to forgive?

      It’s this weird idea Christians have about getting absolution from third parties. I don’t get it myself.

      1. I forgive you, Nikki. Please, everyone, join me in forgiving Nikki.

        1. If you forgive her, won’t she cease to be the worst? And since her being the worst is an absolute truth, wouldn’t that create a rift in the space-time continuum and essentially unmake the universe?

          1. I’ll never forgive her if that happens!

          2. No, because forgiveness is only for her acts to date. Until the next time I deign to forgive her, all of her subsequent sins will re-initiate her status as a sinner.

            1. For the briefest of moments she will cease to be the worst. I can’t accept that contradiction with the laws of nature, sorry.

              1. Well, withhold your forgiveness, then.

          3. You know, if our actions incidentally unmake the universe, none of us will ever have to hear anything about social justice ever again.

            1. I like the way you think, jesse.

            2. Nothing worse than social justice. Not even Nik-

              *warps into a single, brilliant flash of light and disappears*

              1. That’s what you get for trying to divide by nicole.

              2. *Measures energy output of a better chippers cessation, takes notes*

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                We can power an entire nation based on just one or two human sacrifices a year.

                This will of course dovetail nicely with the Adorphanarium’s surplus program.

                Thank you all for your time.

            3. unmake the universe

              First God has to go to New Jersey to play skeeball.

      2. Most Christians don’t. Most believe repentance is between the individual and God. Catholics, by definition, believe in intercession however most don’t practice it as commonly as you might think.

        Also, absolution can only come at the request of the sinner. It is not another man’s to give away since if it’s not requested, the sinner’s soul is not ready to receive absolution.

        1. Armstrong died without forgiving you. Hopefully, his curse does not extend to your progeny.

          1. I am not his to forgive. It is up to the Postmaster General.

            1. I see. So you view the USPS as greater than the Moon landing. Truly, you are a sinner.

    2. Anyway, clearly her most important remark is:

      It’s like Kierkegaard says: Christianity isn’t so weak and wilting it needs a gallant defender. We should just stunt on the haters instead.

      That’s what she’s doing. Every day. Stunting on us. Oh yes.

      1. Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten that said that?

        1. 20 minutes in, and we already have topical Mel Brooks, Simpsons, and Wayne’s World references.

          This is why I love the lynx.

        2. I thought it was Kreayshawn.

          1. He was an underrated receiver.

      2. I wonder if she ever has nightmares where she’s chased by some horrible combination of Martin Luther and Nietzsche.

      3. Stunt on the haters.

        This is a woman who thinks she’s a talented writer.

      4. I hope Soren gets up from her grave and slaps her around. Its like messing up a neat freak’s house to messily quote a precise wordsmith.

    3. “are we ignoring their wishes if we do not join them in forgiving Roof?”

      Answer: I have no right to forgive or not forgive Roof since Roof did not harm me or anyone I know. Forgiveness is up to the people who were actually wronged and harmed by his actions and whatever their decision might happen to be, it’s the right one, since I can’t possibly know what they are going through.

      This is actually like the least bad thing ESB ever wrote since it’s just annoying navel gazing rather than being actively terrible.

  12. The other ruling determined that police cannot just demand hotel guest registries without a warrant or some method for the hotel owner to challenge the order.

    Well, they can demand it, they will just get in trouble for it. Well, they won’t actually get in trouble for demanding it…

    1. Even after they arrest you for not complying, throwing you in jail and turning your life upside down until a prosecutor drops the charges a week later?

      (rhetorical…)

  13. We’re all gonna die.

    http://news.stanford.edu/news/…..61915.html

    “Despite the gloomy outlook, there is a meaningful way forward, according to Ehrlich and his colleagues. “Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations ? notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change,” the study’s authors write.”

    I’ve always wanted to be a Zombie.

    1. according to Ehrlich and his colleagues

      LOL. Haven’t RTFA. Rufus, did Stanford happen to mention Ehrlich’s previous gloom-n-doom predictions that have failed to come to pass?

      1. Look, entropy is a real thing.

      2. Ha, ha.

        Fat chance they did.

    2. Subatomic particles do eventually decay, you know.

    3. It is truly hilarious that anyone pays any attention whatsoever to that guy. He is worse than a damn psychic. At least even half-competent psychics get some thing right now and then, even if by accident. This fool gets it wrong every single fucking time.

      Imagine how jaded he must be. He spins these fictions and idiots pay him to eat it up.

    4. “Rapid, greatly intensified efforts” that are even more rapid and intense than they would have been 50 years ago, if we had listened then.

      But I swear, now it needs to be rapid!

  14. White supremacist donated money to Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum

    There is no evidence that the campaigns, including those of former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) were aware of the group’s past statements, and some have already said the money will be returned.

    They were moving quickly to disassociate themselves from it, with Cruz’s campaign the first to announce that it would return money it had received. That was followed quickly by a similar announcement from Paul and others who had received contributions.

    Earl Holt has described himself as the president of the Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization that Dylan Roof mentioned in the “manifesto” posted on a Web site registered under his name. Roof is accused of killing nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church last Wednesday night.

    Accepting donations is usually a passive thing a campaign does, no? Don’t see how you could keep track of where it all comes from.

    1. When money is donated to a politician*, whoever the money is donated to automatically adopts all of the donator’s positions. Isn’t that how it works?

      * Does not apply to Hillary Clinton.

      1. Kinda legitimizes donating to your least favorite candidate and then bombing an orphanage as a political smear tactic.

        Like, if a Judge were to have an accident with a woodchipper, you would donate to HRC’s campaign beforehand just so everyone knew who to blame politically.

    2. My favorite part was that he sometimes put “slumlord” in as his occupation.

    3. And if they’re deadset on taking money from racist groups, just don’t ask for the CCV and make sure all robo-donations are split up into numerous $50 donations (or less). Presto!

      I learned it from watching you, Obama For America!

      1. You can donate anonymously up to $200.

        “all PACs and party committees that give them contributions, and they must identify individuals who give them more than $200 in an election cycle.”

    4. A better rejoinder would be to keep the money and say that the guy now has less money to buy guns & ammo.

      1. Didn’t Ron Paul do that with a donation he got from a white supremacist?

    5. “Hell, I’ll take any motherfucker’s money if he’s just giving it away”

    6. why do politicians always return money from morally questionable sources, wouldn’t it be better to keep the cash and tell the donor to go pound sand, or give it to some group that represents that thing which the donors claim to hate?

      1. That’s what Rand did. He donated it to Emanuel AME.

        1. Now that’s a class act. And sure to enrage the SJW brigades, because…[crickets]

  15. In this morning’s Spot the Not, I was surprised no one correctly identified the leader who claimed he could protect his followers from bullets. I meant Kinjikitile of the Maji Maji rebellion, but I now realize it could have been several movements, including:

    the Ghost Dance, the Simba rebellion, the Boxer rebellion, the Matabele rebellion, and the Mormons

    Of course, those were all silly, superstitious people. Magic potions and enchanted shirts don’t stop bullets- laws and gun free zones do!

    1. [golf clap]

    2. Do you think any less of us now?

  16. Russia has responded to an extension of European sanctions on the country by extending its own sanctions forbidding the import of food from Western countries for six months.

    Don’t have a cow, man!

    1. They’re going on a hunger strike.

  17. Obama will deliver eulogy at funeral for Clementa Pinckney

    President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral.

    According to a White House official, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Charleston on Friday for the services.

    Pinckney was among the nine people who were shot and killed during a prayer service at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. Pinckney was a state senator and the head of the Emanuel AME Church.

    South Carolina state Sen. Marlon Kimpson (D) told ABC News Pinckney was the “moral conscience of the General Assembly.”

    “The state of South Carolina has lost a giant,” Kimpson said.

    1. Why should a fucking politician’s death get more coverage than a human being’s death?

      1. No, Theodore, this is where we STFU and don’t question which one of the victims he’s specifically eulogizing. Hoping he will reach out to the families of all victims. Whatever you think of the person holding the office, it’s an unofficial duty of the POTUS to do this sort of thing. Any criticism of that, no matter how valid under other circumstances, will bounce off him and stick to the critics.

        1. There’s a small problem though–does he do this at all major funerals? If not, why not? How does he exercise his discretion, through some sort of disposition matrix?

    2. I’m so nauseated by all of the politicians wrapping themselves in mourning cloaks for the victims. Go the fuck away, Obama, and the rest of those attempting to score political points. Ye gods.

      1. We just got over Beau Biden’s death. Now we have to hear about how special it is for Obama to eulogize another politician?

  18. Whenever people ask me about the Confederate Flag, I tell them that I can two shits. They are of course appalled because I’m black. My explanation is that the Confederate Flag raving around does nothing to alleviate the poverty in the black community. I mean if Nikki Haley took down the flag tomorrow, would the children in Englewood live the same as the children in Wilmette? Absolutely not.

      1. Damn it, you found me out.

    1. I can two shits

      Note to self: Do not accept homemade canned goods from EdWuncler.

    2. So much is about appearance; so little is about substance. Because solving real-world problems is often hard (as is admitting that such problems can’t be solved by government). Bloviating about such problems is easy.

  19. Orange Is the New Black Is the New Star Trek

    Star Trek set out in the late ’60s to explore new worlds, applying the same spirit of humanistic discovery to vistas literal and metaphorical. Starfleet members illuminated dark corners of the universe, sure, but they also opened up a multicultural space where motley individuals could come together under a common purpose. In bringing viewers inside a women’s prison, OITNB similarly treads “where no man has gone before,” lifting the veil on an uncharted ecosystem, and approaching the unknown with openness and empathy rather than scorn.

    Uh, ok.

    1. Well, that’s fascinating. In the 60s, we looked at the future as encompassing giant segments of the galaxy. Now we look at it as encompassing a women’s prison.

      1. If you want a picture of the future, imagine an ass on a couch, bingewatching ? forever.

        1. Huh. A modern view of Plato’s cave.

    2. Well Star Trek was didactic Great Society propaganda so yeah I can see it….

      1. But no lesbian sex…

    3. So ONB is boring, didactic, often badly written and poorly acted? I’ll be sure to skip it.

      1. It’s pretty terrible. You’d love it.

        1. Do you think his dislike of TOS is associated with some obscure Canadian politics requiring him to hate Shatner, or is it just the bad taste thing?

        2. I laughed.

    4. So when will Orange Is The New Black: The Next Generation come out so we can enjoy a better version?

      1. How long will it take the writers to realize that having a psychic prison warden was a terrible idea?

        1. Do they have that in the show? Weird. I figured it was just a “caged women” movie made into a TV show.

          1. It is about witty women in jail with lots of female nudity, but not really in the hot way. I like it.

            1. What an odd concept. Is this some sort of show aimed at women, like Lifetime, television for women who hate men?

              1. Think Oz, but women instead of men.

                1. Is it as rapey? I’d think that would be problematic 15 years later.

                  1. I binge-watched Oz and by the end of it my coworkers were wondering why I was referencing prison rape so frequently.

                    “I just watched all of Oz in a week and a half”
                    “Ohhhhh. Carry on.

                    I watched S1 of OITNB, but don’t remember much if any coerced sex between inmates although there was some sketchy power relationship stuff with guards.

                    1. There is no Schillinger in OITNB. There is only one Vern Schillinger.

              2. It is 100% targeted at women. I think it is a pretty well-written show. It is unusual, but that is good. I have only watched the first season. A pretty, innocent white girl gets put into prison for something she did in her past and hilarity ensues! It is like a Lifetime show that was written by someone who has a sense of humor, but the sense of humor is targeted at female emotion.

                It is not something I want to watch again, and certainly not alone (I watched the first season with a lady…that’s right, a lady).

                1. Couldn’t get past the second episode I found her to be nauseating.

                  1. You leave Piper alone, you son of a bitch!

                2. I watched season 1 alone…then my wife wanted in on the action.

                  We just finished the third season and it really sucked. I enjoyed the first two.

          2. Women in prison is one of the classic motifs of exploitation cinema. It also allowed for situational lesbianism, but with the hope (for the male audience) that the women would “reform” themselves once they were out of prison and had access to men. Jenji has left just enough of the exploitation in there to titillate male audiences while exploring sensitive topics in her inimitably snarky way.

        2. I sense hostility…

        3. Also will they have a psychic prison warden in a world with no crime or prisons.

    5. And wasn’t The Next Generation just Roddenberry ranting and raving about Nixon and Reagan? Because before then he wrote stuff like the Omega Glory.

  20. Obama Says the N-Word

    Ladies and Gentleman, the chocolate LBJ.

  21. Judge’s ruling threatens upheaval of Puerto Rico gun laws

    Taking control of Puerto Rico’s strict firearms statutes is Judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry, sitting in the Court of Salinas, who found the U.S. territory’s Ley de Armas unconstitutionally prohibitive and in violation of the Second Amendment as part of a class action lawsuit brought by 850 plaintiffs.

    As Irizarry’s 42-page (Spanish) ruling reads, explained by the Second Amendment Foundation, Puerto Ricans in the Commonwealth may now carry openly or concealed without a permit, and they do not need to obtain a permit before purchasing a firearm.

    However, the Department of Justice for Puerto Rico, in a statement Friday, cautioned the ruling is suspended for 60 days pending filing of appeal, which could send the case eventually to the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court.

    1. Everybody in PR was armed when I lived there. Every single person.

  22. Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from the State House grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Nice to see how the real issues are being addressed. Isn’t doing this giving this fuckhead far more attention than he deserves? Should flag-burning be banned too?

    1. How is not flying a flag on government property equivalent to banning flag burning?

      1. Missed the part about the scumbag burning the American flag?

        1. My point is that those two reactions are not equivalent. They might be if they were proposing a ban on anyone flying the Confederate flag.

          Furthermore, people have been calling for it to be removed for years. It got more attention in the wake of a racially-motivated murder in the state.

          1. They might be if they were proposing a ban on anyone flying the Confederate flag.

            Just you wait…

            Furthermore, people have been calling for it to be removed for years.

            So have the calls for banning flag-burning…

            1. Ok, but no one is calling for banning flag burning now (or banning the Confederate flag), and furthermore, burning the US flag has never had racial connotations, which might be relevant to this story the way the Confederate flag does.

              1. burning the US flag has never had racial connotations

                So shithead burning the US flag was totally unmotivated by racism?

                1. In his case, it was, my point was that the act of burning it is not historically associated with racism. In fact, I’d guess far more often historically it’s been burned as a protest of the country’s racism. The same cannot be said for the Confederate flag. Again, I don’t even see why you’re drawing this comparison when no one is calling for it to be illegal for people to fly the Confederate flag, they’re just calling for the state government of South Carolina to not fly it on government property.

                  And finally, can you ever just elaborate on your position on anything, or do you always have to argue through snide comments and rhetorical questions?

                  1. no one is calling for it to be illegal for people to fly the Confederate flag

                    I’m sure there are…

                    And finally, can you ever just elaborate on your position on anything, or do you always have to argue through snide comments and rhetorical questions?

                    Well it’s pretty simple. Something is offensive if people think it is offensive. Either politicians voting so or enough people think so make it offensive. That’s it.

                    California is named for a mythical island of black amazons. Since few people know that, no one cares. If enough people know about it and are upset by it then it will be an issue. Same with New York being named after a slave trader.

                    Or Londonderry. Informally calling it Derry was uncontroversial until the 1960s when it became a shibboleth of the Troubles.

                  2. Or California’s flag which is symbolic of treason, anti-Mexican racism, American Imperialism that upset abolitionists like Thoreau and anti-Chinese and Anti-Japanese attitudes. And uses an animal that almost extinct by the time the flag was adopted in 1911. Why is that not offensive?

  23. Coming soon: The Keurig of cocktail making

    A recent MBA grad/international bartender, a mechanical engineer/product designer and a mixologist have joined forces to create a countertop digital bartender that functions like a Keurig coffee machine.

    Your next cocktail is as simple as putting a small capsule in a machine called the Bartesian, and pressing a button. You don’t even need to change out of your sweatpants to do it.

    The idiot-proof cocktail machine is designed to hold four base liquors, including gin, vodka, rum and tequila provided by consumers themselves. The machine comes with everything else you’ll need to make the cocktail, including drink capsules.

    Bryan Fedorak and Jason Neeval, the two guys behind the Bartesian, worked with bartender Dee Brun to come up with the first six capsule flavors, and Fedorak says they are already working on many more.

    On the Bartesian cocktail menu are three classics (Margarita, Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan) and three signature drinks created by Brun. Those drinks include the Bartesian Breeze, made with strawberry, pineapple, lime juice and coconut water (just add rum); Uptown Rocks, a mix of white grape, peach and lemon juice (just add gin and a cilantro sprig garnish); and the Zest Martini, made with grapefruit juice and cucumber bitters (just add vodka).

    1. I can’t wait! Finally, I could get a perfect Beyond Chunderdome.

    2. three classics (Margarita, Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan)

      uhhh…. You* and I have very different understanding of the word “classic”. I could maybe give you the ‘rita if it was made with fresh lime juice but I assume this will be birthed from a powdered sweet + sour mix.

      *Refers to article’s author, not GMSM

  24. Also how can we stand by and allow America’s largest city, the Empire State and its capital be named after a slavetrader? These names symbolizes England’s imperialism and desire to control the slave trade. And its’ flag uses Orange to commemorate the Dutch who were also slavetraders and they introduced slavery to Virginia. And in South Africa the orange was introduced to the flag by Boer Nationalists, the same nationalism that culminated with apartheid. And Orange also symbolizes sectarian anti-Catholic beliefs.

    1. And Orange also symbolizes sectarian anti-Catholic beliefs.

      You say that like it’s a bad thing, Winnie.

      1. I didn’t know you were an Anglican…

      2. And I didn’t know you supported Test Acts or being forced to attend church….

        1. I thought you opposed gun control?

    2. And Orange also symbolizes sectarian anti-Catholic beliefs.

      I’m amazed Eddie visits this site at all, the whole place is one giant micro-aggression!

  25. Evidence emerges that Pete Rose bet on baseball while still a player

    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player.

    Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager.

    But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball — and on the Cincinnati Reds — as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose’s banishment and provide the first written record that Rose bet while he was still on the field.

    The documents are copies of pages from a notebook seized from the home of former Rose associate Michael Bertolini during a raid by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in October 1989, nearly two months after Rose was declared permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball. Their authenticity has been verified by two people who took part in the raid, which was part of a mail fraud investigation and unrelated to gambling. For 26 years, the notebook has remained under court-ordered seal and is currently stored in the National Archives’ New York office, where officials have declined requests to release it publicly.

    1. What would Paul Giamatti say?

    2. My shock is overwhelming. No, please, administer resuscitation measures immediately.

    3. Cue every short, white sportswriter over the age of fifty to write a poorly reasoned column about how he still deserves to be in the hall of fame.

    4. My hatred for Pete Rose is equal to my genuine regret for my wronging of Neil Armstrong.

      It is without bound.

      1. I didn’t care much for Rose to begin with, though, of course, he had a great career. But he’s been broadcasting ASSHOLE with a power only surpassed by Orenthal ever since.

  26. Apparently the people who theorized about Roof being angry about a girl he liked getting with a black guy were right.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new…..-1.2266378

    1. Ban jungle fever (is that considered to be a racist term now? Probably).

      1. This is why interracial relationships always lead to disaster/SJW or Stormfront.

      2. Wasn’t it always?

  27. Spot the Not: Putin facts

    1. He is shorter than Tom Cruise.

    2. He sang “Blueberry Hill” for charity.

    3. He once piloted a motorized glider to lead endangered cranes along a migration route.

    4. One of his paintings sold for 37 million rubles.

    5. He test drove a race car.

    6. He dove to the bottom of the world’s deepest lake.

    1. I’m pretty sure that it’s 6. Isn’t Lake Baikal like 5,000+ feet deep? Can’t dive that deep.

      1. Depends in what he dived in. In a submersible, that’s not that big of a challenge. James Cameron did a submersible dive almost 7 miles down (which roughly tied a record, I believe).

        If we’re talking scuba or equivalent, yeah, that’s far too deep.

      2. He may have dived to the bottom just not necessarily in the deepest part.

        Youtube it, there is some cool dive footage from lake baikal.

        1. Well, using that logic, I’ve dived to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, the Sea of Cortez, and the Pacific when I walked in the surf.

    2. #6. I don’t think that’s physically possible.

    3. He’s the exact same height as Cruise.

      1. I’ve never seen them together, come to think of it.

        1. Putin and Cruise both have six letters. 6 is the number of the beast. Beast rhymes with yeast. Yeast infections can be treated with Monistat 7. Monistat 7 comes from Walgreens. Walgreens is open 24 hours. 2 + 4 = 6. Therefore, Putin is Tom Cruise.

          ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

          1. The proof is indisputable. Must be Scientology at work.

      2. 5’2″?

    4. He once piloted a motorized glider

      Ummm….

      1. That might refer to the control system. If no propulsion, I think it’s still a glider.

        1. Motor gliders have a small motor for self launching and to extend flight.only if necessary. The motor and propeller stow away when not.in use.

    5. I think 6 is true, but I don’t know which one is false. Probably 3, because that sounds like a Disney movie.

  28. Grandson of Hamas founder going to be deported from Canada.

    Fears death upon return to Gaza as he’s spoken positively of Israel.

    And he’s a Christian convert.

    And Gay.

    1. The Da Vinci Code lead him to Jesus. I find that the most unbelievable portion of the story.

      1. I vote implausible. Nobody ever found anything in that poor prose. Well, other than Brown. He found a shitload of money, as hard as that is to believe.

        1. That’s unfair. Tom Hanks found the twilight of his career in it too.

          1. No, that, too, is unfair. Only his hair did.

        2. Does Ron Howard mean nothing to you?

        3. Not true. A million sexless marriages found brief false hope in Fifty Shades of Grey.

          1. I didn’t mean no one had ever found anything in any poor prose. I was specifically insulting that book.

    2. Reality is so strange. If this were a misguided plot to a pilot episode I would call it insane.

  29. Maybe they should fly the Gonzales flag with it.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales

    1. So much for threading…

    2. Wouldn’t that offend the Mexicans?

  30. Should California take down its flag too? It is a symbol of Anti-Mexican racism, American Imperialism, Slave Power, Japanese Internment, Chinese Exclusionism

    1. Maryland’s flag is by far the most offensive. It looks like the offspring of a leisure suit and a checkerboard.

      1. So how come they kept Maryland, My Maryland?

    2. You know that CA was admitted as a free state and any flirtation with slavery that had during the transition between Mexican control and American control was brief, yes? Also that Internment and Chinese Exclusion were Federal, not state policy?

      If you think the Bear Republic Flag and the Confederate Battle Flag and the Confederate Battle Flag have equally freighted histories, you may have difficulty with perspective.

      1. I’ll grant, of course, that slavery was a horror, but California is working hard to similarly discredit its flag.

        1. Your oranges aren’t THAT much better, Pro L.

          1. See, Jesse, this is why you fail. They are that much better. But you have superior avocados, which is nothing to sneeze at. And grapes. Our grapes suck.

            1. Our water is much better, namely.. because it’s prevalent.. and plentiful..
              Avocados loooove them some water..

              *We have grapes?*

              1. Muscadine. We also grow peaches, which shocked me. I mean, sure, maybe on the northern border, but I bought some a couple of months ago from this area. And they were decent! How is this possible?

                1. Opiate metabolites and Flakka precursor byproduct contamination in the soil and irrigation canals.. It’s the new miracle grow..

          2. Ahh.. but, they are..

          3. However, your peaches are an abomination before God.

            1. They can’t all be Georgia..

              1. There’s Georgia, then there is the strange peach-resembling rock sold by California. I’m not sure why they’re allowed to call them peaches.

              2. South Carolina peaches are better (in most years) than peaches from Georgia.

            2. I’ll certainly concede the peaches thing. I have a hard time finding good tomatoes in CA too, but that’s mostly because they’re all grown in Mexico and they’re growing the variant that looks nice, but the fruit doesn’t develop enough flavor.

              I’ll also point out that I get my oranges from a grove out in the sticks that’s been there forever and the oranges are sublime. The commercial ones are decidedly hit and miss though.

              1. “I have a hard time finding good tomatoes in CA too, but that’s mostly because they’re all grown in Mexico and they’re growing the variant that looks nice, but the fruit doesn’t develop enough flavor.”

                It’s probably that crippling vitamin “g” deficiency thing again..

                “I’ll also point out that I get my oranges from a grove out in the sticks that’s been there forever and the oranges are sublime.”

                Ummhmm.. That’s right Jesse.. Of course you do..

                “The commercial ones are decidedly hit and miss though.”

                Soo.. Screwdrivers, then?

      2. In 1858, the California Legislature passed a law that made it illegal for any person “of the Chinese or Mongolian races” to enter the state

        In 1879, California adopted a new Constitution, which explicitly authorized the state government to determine which individuals were allowed to reside in the state, and banned the Chinese from employment by corporations and state, county or municipal governments.

      3. You do remember that the Mexican War was primarily to give the US California and really pissed off abolitionists? Does Henry David Thoreau come to mind?

        If you think the Bear Republic Flag and the Confederate Battle Flag and the Confederate Battle Flag have equally freighted histories, you may have difficulty with perspective.

        So: Vox Populi. If people think something is offensive then it is. If they don’t then it isn’t. If people start finding the Bear Republic Flag to be offensive then there will be attempts to get rid of it.

        Also that Internment and Chinese Exclusion were Federal, not state policy?

        Let’s see California passed anti-Chinese laws and Japanese internment had the full support of the Californian authorities…

      1. You know that “contact” there is talking about Pre-Columbian numbers, not CA achieving statehood, right?

        The entire article is about the systematic de-culturalization and brutal treatment under the Spanish colonial mission system with two paragraphs at the end indicating that gold miners were murderous, racist assholes too.

        I swear, some of you people would quote Ward Churchill if it meant getting a barb in at California.

          1. Aren’t you a Georgian? Is this mostly about feeling better about the whole Andrew Jackson thing?

            Because if so feel free to continue rolling with it.

            1. You who else is purported to be from Georgia?

              1. Jimmy Carter?

                Martin Luther King?

                DeForest Kelley?

                Miriam Hopkins?

                Scarlett O’Hara?

                Melvyn Douglas?

              2. Stalin?

            2. Wasn’t that a Federal Policy?

            3. Andrew Jackson is from Tennessee.

              1. And was born in either North Carolina or South Carolina.

                1. I was born in South Carolina but I’m from Georgia.

        1. I swear, some of you people would quote Ward Churchill if it meant getting a barb in at California.

          It’s your turn.

          /NY

      2. California is the only state that actually practiced something like genocide against the aboriginal population.

        What about Texas, dammit! From a largish Indian population in the early to mid 1800s, it went to virtually none by the early 1900s. Either kilt them off or ran them out of state.

  31. Remove before flight: airport cat stows away in wing, gets ride of life.

  32. I’m teh disappoint that only my crack about California caused someone to defend it yet no one defended New York.

    1. *Guffaw*

  33. And, meanwhile, the number of people exposed in the OPM breach is now up to 18 million.

    And we get wall to wall DemOp media coverage of a stupid flag.

  34. Let’s look at racist US state names:

    Alabama: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Also it means “plant-cutters” and slaves cut plants…

    Alaska: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbol of Tsarist Russian oppression. Others those who live on islands.

    Arizona: Has several potential etymologies. Others transgendered people.

    Arkansas: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbol of French racist imperialism.

    California: Named for a mythical island populated only by beautiful black Amazon warriors. Holy shit that is racist and sexist. Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Also others those with mental illness.

    Colorado: Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Racist towards Native Americans.

    Connecticut: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbolic of English racist Imperialism and Puritanical bigotry. Might trigger tsunami victims.

    Delaware: Honors a traitor who killed Natives. Symbolic of the Norman Yoke. Might refer to crop rotation which destroys the environment and used by racist white cislords.

    Florida: Triggers non-Catholics. Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism.

    Georgia: Named for a racist English Imperialist who allowed slavery and the slave trade.

    Hawaii: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists.

    Idaho: Madeup word to other Native Americans by genocidal racist imperialists.

  35. Illinois: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbol of French racist imperialism. Others those with speech disabilities. Might trigger immigrants.

    Indiana: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Perpetuates Columbus’ idiotic racist genocidal imperialism.

    Iowa: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbol of French racist imperialism. Might trigger narcoleptics and insomniacs.

    Kansas: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists.

    Kentucky: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers.

    Louisiana: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbol of French racist imperialism. Named for an Imperialist Frenchman who expelled Protestants and supported absolutism. Encourages warmongering.

    Maine: Has several potential etymologies. Others transgendered people. Symbolic of English racist Imperialism.

    Maryland: Symbolic of English racist Imperialism. Named for a racist English Imperialist who allowed slavery and the slave trade.

    Massachusetts: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbolic of English racist Imperialism and Puritanical bigotry. Might trigger avalanche victims.

    Michigan: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbol of French racist imperialism.

    1. What’s your point, Winston?

    2. Also, I dispute your etymology. The name Maryland was coined by the cis-Patriarchy to denigrate queers, homos, pansies, and all other light-footed folk who also may have happened to own slaves.

  36. Minnesota: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Racist towards people without proper water treatment facilities. Symbol of environmental destruction.

    Mississippi: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbol of French racist imperialism.

    Missouri: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers.

    Montana: Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Might trigger avalanche victims.

    Nebraska: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists.

    Nevada: Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Snow is white, racist.

    New Hampshire: Symbolic of English racist Imperialism

    New Jersey: Symbolic of Swedish racist Imperialism. Symbolic of Dutch racist imperialist slavery. Symbolic of English racist Imperialism. Symbolic of the Norman Yoke. Symbolic of Viking Marauding. Founded by a guy who also invested in a slave colony. Had the most slaves of a “free state”. Also, who wants to live in New Jersey?

    New Mexico: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism.

    New York: Symbolic of Dutch racist imperialist slavery. Symbolic of English racist Imperialist slavery. Symbolic of the Dutch slavers who introduced slavery to Virginia. Symbolic of English racism to the Danish.

    North Carolina: Symbolic of English racist Imperialist slavery. Implies opposition to gay marriage.

    North Dakota: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists to mock them.

  37. Ohio: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbol of French racist imperialism. Reminds me of Dawson’s Creek.

    Oklahoma: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Racist towards natives. Also “Tony” is alleged to be from there.

    Oregon: Unknown, must be racist

    Pennsylvania: Symbolic of English racist Imperialism and Quakerism. Named for someone who captured Jamaica, adding to England’s slave territory.

    Rhode Island: Either insults natives or symbolic of Greek Cismale slave imperialist tyranny.

    South Carolina: Symbolic of English racist Imperialist slavery. Implies opposition to gay marriage. Also “Bo” is alleged to be from there.

    South Dakota: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists to mock them.

    Tennessee: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers.

    Texas: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Symbolic of racism towards Mexicans. Symbolic of Treason.

    Utah: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal slavers. Symbolic of Spanish racist imperialism. Symbolic of Mormons and polygamy.

    Vermont: Symbol of French racist imperialism. Might trigger avalanche victims.

    Virginia: Founded by genocidal English racist slave-owning imperialists. Named for an English Imperialist who oppressed the Irish and Catholics and undermined world order. Virgin-shaming.

    Washington: Named for a racist slave-owning imperialist traitor.

    1. Vermont: Symbol of French racist imperialism.

      Demonstrates that the French are really unimaginative when naming things.

  38. West Virginia: Founded by genocidal English racist slave-owning imperialists. Named for an English Imperialist who oppressed the Irish and Catholics and undermined world order. Virgin-shaming. Came into existence by the vote of a US-supported government propped up the US Army.

    Wisconsin: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists. Symbol of French racist imperialism. Racist to natives,

    Wyoming: Cultural Appropriation without licence by genocidal racists.

    Washington, District of Columbia: Not only is it named for a racist slave-owning imperialist traitor, the actual district is symbolic of Spanish imperialist slavery but is named for a racist genocidal imperialist.

  39. Bear Flag=AmeriKKKa’s Swastika!

    California is so evil that rather than retire the flag of native American genocide and yellow peril xenophobia they exterminated every last one of the bears that inspired it. Shame…Shame…

  40. This will be the down fall to the greatest country on the planet. too many leaches think they are entitled to other peoples earnings. ????? http://www.Workweb40.com

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