More Than a Hundred Human Rights Activists Arrested in China, Mexican Cartel Leader Escapes for Second Time in Twenty Years, Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon: A.M. Links

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    The prime minister of Greece has proposed economic reforms in an effort to secure another bailout for the country, but lenders want to see the reforms actually pass first.

  • More than a hundred human rights lawyers and activists were arrested in China over the weekend.
  • Ten people were killed by Saudi air strikes in Sanaa. The U.N.-backed truce in Yemen has completely collapsed.
  • A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed 17 people near a former CIA base.
  • Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman escaped from prison for the second time in two decades.
  • A bill in New Jersey seeks to place a three year moratorium on new charter schools.
  • Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon and fourth straight grand slam title.

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  1. A bill in New Jersey seeks to place a three year moratorium on new charter schools.

    For the kids.

    1. Hello.

      Always for the children.

      Always.

      1. Of course it’s for the children. Which begs the question: Why do libertarians hate children? I mean, our public schools would be utopias if we just taxed the rich more and gave them more money, right?

        1. everyone knows that the answer to better education is more money, especially in the hands of TopMen?

          1. Michelle Obama I, Enlightener-in-Chief and Educator-General.

            1. Michelle 2016 – Let the Wookie win.

              1. Michelle 2016 — RRRRGHHHHAAAAAAAAR.

        2. The problem with public school: they are underfunded. If we just gave them more tax dollars, all of their systemic problems and perverse incentives would evaporate.

          1. One of my favorite things in the world to do is engage people when they say schools are underfunded.

            First question is, Ok, so if they are underfunded what are they not capable of doing today that new funds would allow them to do.

            This usually leads to some stammering and maybe something about new buildings but in the end very quickly ends with a claim that teachers are underpaid and more money would correct that.

            This is where I usually get unfriended becuase my response to that is to point out to them that if the problem with schools is that teachers are underpaid that means that the problem with schools is that the teachers suck and need to be replaced.

            If we need to raise teacher pay to improve schools it means that either the teachers are barely competent mouth breathers who only have a job because we couldn’t get actual competent individuals to take the jobs at the rates being offered or they are miserable assholes who are intentionally shirking their responsibility and denying the children an education because they are unhappy with their paycheck. Either way the vast majority of the teachers need to be replaced with actual decent human beings who are at least moderately competent to teach.

            1. That’s a good point. If teacher pay were high enough to attract people who would otherwise get a good paying job in the productive private sector, instruction would probably improve a lot. But that does mean replacing many of the current teachers. More money isn’t going to magically make the current teachers better. Even if they want to make that argument, the implication would be that currently they are not doing as good a job as they could be. Which again reflects rather poorly on the current crop of teachers.

              1. I think its also worth noting bloated, money-sucking administrative jobs. If half of them were eliminated the saved funds could be added to teachers salaries. Trying to remember the analysis in Freakanomics… something like 1000+ administrators working in the NYC education department building compared to 26 in the Catholic school system (which educates about 1/5 of NYC students.)

        3. Juvenile Bluster|7.13.15 @ 9:03AM|#
          “…Which begs the question: Why do libertarians hate children?…”

          Hate them? Why we LOVE them!
          Some prefer them rare, while I favor a bit longer on the grill.

          1. Free range children are definitely better eating.

          2. You’ve been eating them? What a waste. All good libertarians know children should be slaving in the monocle mines.

            1. I find that if you eat a few of them, the rest work that much harder.

        1. Yo.

          How are the Pan Am games treating you?

          1. I live just east of Toronto so haven’t had to deal with it too bad. But im on vacation this week so I got the hell out of the GTA and am currently enjoying a smoke and a view of the St. Lawrence. Little slice of heaven.

        2. Oh you’re near Toronto. I was just there for the big MRI conference. I posted here looking for poutine recommendations.

      2. Don’t look now, but there’s one man too many in this room, and I think it’s you.

  2. More than a hundred human rights lawyers and activists were arrested in China over the weekend.

    YOU’RE JUST MAKING THEIR CASE FOR THEM, CHINA.

    1. They must have been trying to sell stocks?

    2. Communist-ruled shitholes consistently attract the staunchest, most developmentally retarded apologists. I eagerly await the mental gymnastics somebody will inevitably perform to excuse Red China’s evil.

      1. *Thomas Friedman steps forward and taps mic, “Is this thing on?”*

  3. Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon and fourth straight grand slam title.

    “She’s good.” /Billy Madison.

  4. Armpit hair is 2015’s hottest fashion accessory

    But in the years since unshaven pits caused a collective furor in both Hollywood and my middle school, armpit hair has slowly made its way from the recesses of the hippie ghetto to become summer 2015’s hottest fashion accessory. Teen queen Miley Cyrus has Instagrammed herself rocking both natural blonde and dyed pink pit hair. Jemima Kirke of Girls fame appeared blissfully unshaven on the red carpet at the CFDA awards, one of the largest fashion events of the year. Women in China are proudly posting armpit hair selfies on the social network Weibo. Even Queen Madge herself posted a lingerie-clad photo of herself last year debuting some blonde fuzz captioned, “Long hair?? Don’t Care!!!!!!” And recently the hashtag #freeyourpits picked up momentum, where hundreds of young women (and some men) show off a veritable smorgasbord of different strains of pit hair: long, short, thick, wispy, blonde, black, purple and green.

      1. Ima guess you white, Johnny.

        1. Lemme axe you a queshon.

    1. As I have been saying for years: let your gardens grow.

      1. On the right woman, with the right hair characteristics, it’s hot as fuck. Subjectivity for the win.

        1. Most women, however, are not right for it.

          1. By ‘most’ I mean ‘all’.

            1. That’s an astute observation, I concur..

            2. Hardwood floors, huh?

    2. It’s the smell.

      1. You do realize some of us eat breakfast while reading the AM jinks (junk-links), right?

        1. Are you enjoying your bowl of sweaty pit hair in ass blood sauce?

          1. It’s sweet and sour cum with pubic hair noodle.

            If you must know.

            1. Go, and never darken my towels again!

            2. Diabetes makes your ejaculate sweet. Like candy sweet.

              1. I am never, ever eating or drinking anything at your house.

          2. Soo.. that’s what poutine is?

            1. Pretty much.

              To me anyway.

              1. *narrows gaze*

                WHY MUST I DEFEND CANADA’S CULINARY HONOUR?

                1. It’s their “mess”.. let them clean it up..

        2. Are you eating OUT, though? *Wink.*

        3. And you risk it by coming here to be with SF?

    3. Relative hairlessness is pretty much the whole point of being with women. If they are going to be hairy, what’s the point of putting up with their constant yammering and bear-attracting menstruation?

        1. Did someone say tits?

        2. Not if the boobs are hairy.. That’s a red line..

          1. Back in high school there was a rumor a girl we knew had a hair (notice not hair but one string) coming out of her nipple.

            Oh, the things guys get hooked on.

            1. The last time this happened to me I was crawling under a bed.

              1. A likely story…

        3. Yeah, OK. Boobs are pretty nice. Just, you know, keep your arms down.

          1. And your head.

      1. bear-attracting menstruation

        Nice band na… actually, no.

    4. natural blonde

      Yeah… I don’t think so.

  5. The prime minister of Greece has proposed economic reforms in an effort to secure another bailout for the country, but lenders want to see the reforms actually pass first.

    Creditors growing weary of pushing the boulder up that hill.

    1. Fido?

    2. Eddie Murphy?

    3. That tank driver in Tiananmen Square?

      1. I LOL’d

    4. Beethoven?

    5. King William III?

    6. Kris Jenner?

    7. Longtorso, Johnny?

    8. I go in the back door. You go on the floor.

    9. STEVE SMITH?

      1. With STEVE SMITH, you’re not really required to be transgendered, he’ll make the new hole.

        1. ALL GENDERS ARE FEMALE COMPARED TO HYPERMASCULINITY OF STEVE SMITH.

    10. Elmer Fudd?

    11. Ronaldo?

  6. Ten people were killed by Saudi air strikes in Sanaa. The U.N.-backed truce in Yemen has completely collapsed.

    The saudi military doctrine looks kinda familiar…

  7. Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman escaped from prison for the second time in two decades.

    Greendale should take down his statue.

    1. “Worship this place! It changes peoples lives! Look, I loved my time here, I got laid like crazy – and that’s before Boogie Night’s!”

  8. The cat’s miaow
    Tama, stationmaster of Kishi station and vice-president of the Wakayama Electric Railway, died on June 22nd, aged 16

    According to the Japanese principle of promotion by seniority, she rose effortlessly to super-stationmaster and honorary division chief. She was made an operating officer of the WER in recognition of her contribution to profits, the first female to be so honoured, and then became company vice-president. Each step was accompanied by gatherings of her devotees, presentations of certificates and extra stripes on her cap. Coolly tolerant, she allowed herself to be dressed in a velvet cloak with lace and white plumes, and to be hoisted in the air by jubilant WER executives.

    1. Oh Japan. So very cute. If this had happened in the U.S., some humorless health and safety bureaucrat would have shut it down, and the cops would have shot the cat.

      1. That is few PoliceOne points than shooting a dog, right?

    2. I wish our (U.S.) public sector bureaucrats were cats. We could use yarn balls and tuna fish as bribes.

      1. And squirt them with water when they do some dumb bullshit.

    1. Tony’s brain is more like two rats working an abacus. One of them has epilepsy.

    2. ? Too much time on my hands.. ?

  9. Bill and Hillary Clinton ordered to give depositions about emails in civil case

    “It is simply part of a criminal enterprise which dates back at least 10 years, all designed to enrich themselves personally at the expense of the American people and our nation. It’s time, however, that they finally be held legally accountable.”

    “Oooh, *depositions*! We’re so *scared*!”

    1. Think she’ll blather on about how she did everything within the law while under oath? Bill was disbarred for lying under oath.

    2. all together now: what difference, at this point, does it make?

  10. Man’s penis injured by banana thrown from window of passing car

    A hapless man was taken to hospital after claiming a banana launched from a passing vehicle slammed into his private parts in a drive-by ‘fruiting’.

    Police said the man was discovered lying at the roadside, writhing in agony, near the Quick Food convenience store in Westfield, Massachusetts.

    A passer-by had raised the alarm after seeing him stumbling towards the store.

    When asked by officers what the issue was, he apparently described how he had been struck by the yellow fruit which had been flung from a car window.

    1. “I’ve heard of popcorn in the face but this is ridiculous.”

    2. Mayor hit with water by festival-goer

      “She enjoys opportunities like this to engage with the people of Baltimore.”

      See? Many people *like* “drive-by fruitings”.

    3. a drive-by ‘fruiting’

      Robin Williams would be proud.

    4. But wot if he attacks you with a point-ed stick?

  11. Bernie Sanders Says ‘Real’ Unemployment Rate Is Actually 10.5 Percent, DOUBLE The Official Rate [VIDEO]
    “When you talk about the economy we also have to have an honest assessment of unemployment in America,” Sanders told a crowd of 7,500 gathered at a presidential campaign rally in Portland, Maine.

    “Once a month the government publishes a set of figures, and the last figures they published said that official unemployment was 5.4 percent,” the Democratic nominee continued, slightly misstating the Labor Department’s most recent report which put June’s unemployment rate at 5.3 percent.

    “But there is another set of government statistics,” Sanders continued, “and that that real unemployment if you include those people who have given up looking for work and the millions of others who are working part-time 20, 25 hours a week when they want to work full-time, when you all of that together, real unemployment is 10.5 percent.”…

    1. Uh oh. I can see prog heads spinning furiously trying to deal with this cognitive dissonance. Who to defend: The Lightworker or Chairman Sanders?

      1. I can see prog heads spinning furiously

        Not to mention libertarian and conservative heads, who frequently root for Putin over Obama. Hatred blinds all.

        1. Libertarians root for Putin over Obama? What?

          1. Supporting Snowden isn’t rooting for Putin, but whatevs.

        2. I’ve yet to encounter one such imbecile.

            1. From what I’ve seen, libertarians just oppose intervention in Ukraine. I wouldn’t call that “rooting for Putin.”

              1. Nice slogan : “rootin’ for Putin”

                I like Ike.

                Dicks on for Nixon.

          1. I think you just encountered one…

            Also, does Bernie think that number should be higher? Because that’s what his policies seem to indicate.

        3. Hmm. Is the stalker supposed to be clever here?

    2. WHo cares about unemployment? What I really want to know is how Sanders would reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in America? Why won;t the MSM report on this?

      1. #waronwomen

    3. Wow, Bernie giving an honest assessment of how his own party has failed in their economic endeavors. Amazing honesty. Wonder what dipshit will say?

      1. One thing I have to say in favor of Sanders, he is pretty honest by pol standards. Of course he’s also stupid enough to honestly believe that doubling down on failed policies will yield different results.

        1. his honesty deserves credit. At the same time, and this is where the left is totally lacking in self-awareness, Sanders’ honesty about who he is and what he would is precisely why he cannot win. People recoil at his ideas, maybe because they have seen those ideas fail.

          1. “Maybe” because they have seen those ideas fail? Fuck, did they actually have to BE at the fall of the Berlin wall to take the lessons of communism to heart?

            1. are you serious? Despite the Berlin Wall, and despite Greece and Venezuela and wherever else, they cling to their delusions that it’s not the ideas, it’s the implementation. Come on, man; you know that.

              1. A man can dream that people can learn…

      2. Problem is, his explanation for why it’s high is likely to be wrong.

        1. I wanted to get a writ of habeas corpus, but I should have gotten a-rid of you instead.

      3. Bernie is not giving an honest assessment of “his own party” – he is, after all, an Independent. Which raises the question: Would you or I be allowed to run for the Democrat nomination if we wanted to? I know the GOP has a loyalty oath thing, you can’t run for the party nod if you’re not a member.

    4. Sanders: I know unemployment!

    5. I’m actually surprised Bernie brought this up. Between him and Trump, there’s potential for real lulz that will make the normally focus-group driven presidential campaign season somewhat interesting.

      1. Witnessing the media support and defend Sanders blustering absurdity, whilst steadfastly denouncing Trumps… that should be a sight to behold..

        1. With the exception of Mark Steyn who has praised Trump for being the first R candidate to discuss an actual issue. Not that I agree with the rest of Mark’s analysis.

    6. I am sure he has been talking about the real unemployment rate for months now, right? I mean, I’ve seen people mention it on my FB feed. Usually just before they get stomped on by the progressive brigades ofr daring criticise the recovery.

    7. Now if only he could make that giant leap to understanding that the fix is not more government policies, but instead to tear down policies that create barriers to employment, then he might be on the right track.

    8. And he blames corporations and republicans for this.

  12. Florida man breaks ex-wife’s sex toy in half, accuses her of ‘cheating’ on him with it

    The victim told police their marriage had to be nullified shortly after they tied the knot, when she learned that Horne was already married to another woman. They went their separate ways but the woman said her sons still look as Horne as a father figure.

    She had invited him to spend the night so he could take her to work in the morning, and the two were reportedly smoking cigarettes in her bedroom when a disagreement escalated into a fight, police said.

    During the melee, Horne allegedly busted in on his ex-wife in the bathroom and accused her of cheating on him with a sex toy. He grabbed her hand and twisted it despite her pleas to let go, she told police.

    switch to decaf, Florida Man.

    1. Decaf Meth? I didn’t know there was such a thing

      1. Wait, is that what bath salts are?

        1. You’re thinking of flakka.

      2. It’s a fart you get after drinking SanKa.

    2. What the fuck is wrong with people? The more my wife plays with her toy, the MORE she wants to play with me!! Men are pretty constant, stress and heart disease notwithstanding. But with women, when they feel sexy, they act sexy and the wheel goes round and round.

      Men, do your wives and yourselves a favor: buy her a vibe toy. You will thank me later!

    3. The victim told police their marriage had to be nullified shortly after they tied the knot, when she learned that Horne was already married to another woman.
      .
      Something I don’t understand about the bigamy laws – you can’t legally be married to two people at once, you can’t legally be married the second time, the second marriage is not a valid marriage. So what is there to nullify if they were never actually legally married and how could this guy (or any other in similar circumstances) be charged with bigamy if there was never actually a legal second marriage? If I went around claiming that I was married to both Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Freeman, could I be charged with bigamy?

  13. Hillary: When you diss the government, you diss yourself
    …”When people diss the government ? we’re really dissing ourselves and dissing our democracy,” Clinton said….

    1. Speaking as an unacountable government bureaucrat – that’s a load of bullshit.

      1. I don’t know–I think there’s something to be said for the fact that venal, corrupt sociopaths like Hillary are supported by so many people to run the US instead of being thrown into the clink like they deserve.

        1. Life in a Turkish supermax is about all she deserves.

          1. That’s about a step above roman stone quarry… maybe..

      2. “When people diss the government ? we’re really dissing ourselves and dissing our democracy,” Clinton said.

        Of course, for government hacks this is TRUE since they are the govt. For the rest, not so much.

      1. Hillary appears to be in denial that she doesn’t seem to have the youth vote like Bill did…

        1. Maybe if she appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show…

          1. Can she play a sax?

            1. What difference, at this point, does it make?

    2. Explains my self loathing.

    3. Well, yeah. Government is The People. It says it right there in the Constitution.

      1. Well, we were, but then we got rid of the spoils system and the permanent bureacracy began to form in earnest.

        Now, that bureacracy owns the US and we just elect figureheads that get propped on top of it.

        And it’s an institution that Gramsci got to, marched thru, and danced on.

    4. So Eric Garner committed suicide?

      1. +1 anatomy of the state

      2. The city recently offered his family $5M to shut up settle. They said no. Whatever the city eventually coughs up will come out of the pockets of taxpayers, so… yes, we are the government.

    5. I spend a very small proportion of my time dissing government as a concept as opposed to government as represented by the people who embody its various functions. Perhaps she doesn’t get that.

      1. Government is more like a lawyer we hire to represent us, who steals our money and makes us live in his basement.

    6. Nah, Hillary. We’re dissing the crud that inhabits it.

    7. Whatever happened to dissent is the highest form of patriotism?

      1. Bush is out of office.

        1. Booooosh!11!1.. the millennial Nixon..

    8. The greatest trick the government ever pulled was convincing the world that it didn’t exist.

  14. In speech, Clinton to put wages at heart of economic policy

    She will unveil specifics in a series of speeches in the coming weeks as Democrats seek more details of her plans on increasing the minimum wage, creating universal preschool and investing in infrastructure.

    Putting some meat on the bones of her economic policy could divert the focus away from issues that are dragging on Clinton’s popularity, like the controversy over her use of a private email account while she was President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

    “I think substance is her friend on the campaign because she has credibility as a substantive person, with extensive experience. Thoughtful, innovative proposals are going to help her,” said Democratic strategist Bill Carrick.

    1. “I think substance is her friend on the campaign because she has credibility as a substantive person

      What is that substance coming out of her mouth?

      1. He should be put to the woodchipper for that sentence.

        CAN I GET A TRIGGER WARNING OVER HERE?!

        1. There goes my gun. Run out and get that like a good girl.

      2. “What is that substance coming out of her mouth?”

        Boilerplate rhetoric: Type 2a MkIV, general purpose, cage code: 79179..
        Active ingredient: Bullshit @99.2%
        Avoid prolonged contact.
        .
        Oddly enough, same as Carrick

    2. “she has credibility as a substantive person …,” said Democratic strategist bullshitter Bill Carrick.

      FTFY

      1. Did he just call her fat?

    3. I think substance is her friend on the campaign because she has credibility as a substantive person, with extensive experience.

      Fuckin’ lol at this vanilla, stunted statement right out of a 9th grade essay.

      1. Hey, Hillary has substance. No one has accusd her of not being made of matter.

    4. “Thoughtful, innovative proposals are going to help her,” said Democratic strategist Bill Carrick.

      Innovative? It’s the same tired policies the dems have pushing before….

  15. It happens almost once a week with SHOCKING regularity ? some fuckhead on the left wants to criminalize speech. Of course its salon, but it could have been Huffpo, the Daily Beast or Slate, or any other of our leftist betters at the LEGIONS of MSM house organs?.
    http://www.salon.com/2015/07/1…..in_horror/
    RECOIL IN HORROR FROM THAT FLAG!!! (Have you ever seen such an embarrassingly cowardly invocation?)
    What is it about the left that is sooooooo afraid of free speech? Guess I have to go read “1984” again?

    1. What a cataclysmically frail-minded, totalitarian monstrosity that man is. He’s not an American — he’s a piece of shit and a slaver. This is the sort if Satanic scum we must defend this country against vigilantly, or we’ll live to regret it.

      1. Agreed.

        1. I browsed thru the comments and did not see anyone supporting that offal, either left or right.

          /This small glimmer of hope will likely kill me.

    2. Oh yeah? well.. I’ll see your statist control freak, and raise you +1 emotionally stunted, attention seeking retard.... TAKE THAT!

      1. Yeah, addressed that downthread…

  16. Failing on Inflation, Japan Fudges the Numbers

    When he was still in office, Shirakawa always claimed the causes of Japan’s deflation were a rigid economy and bad demographics, not a lack of money supply. Kuroda has yet to concede the point explicitly, but his bank’s actions essentially do. The slew of cheerleading reports BOJ officials have started issuing are a tacit admission that Kuroda’s efforts at monetary stimulus have failed. The bank has even changed its methodology for measuring inflation so the data fit the BOJ’s preferred narrative.

    1. Keynesian and Monetarist clowns are completely mystified by Japan. It’s so satisfying to watch.

  17. Did Harper Lee write a *third* book? They’re looking into the question now.

    http://www.theguardian.com/boo…..are_btn_tw

    If the third book exists, may I suggest one of the following:

    To Kill a Mockingbird: Kill Harder.

    Mockingbird III: This time It’s Personal

    Mockingbird vs. Colonel Sanders

    1. To Resurrect a Mockingbird

    2. Atticus Finch: Vampire Hunter

      1. Atticus Finch: White guy who failed black people.

        1. He also refused to believe a rape victim.

          1. So the whitetrash fake rape victim has more victim-hood credentials than a black man now?

            1. Gender partisans and race partisans have been in a quiet war since the beginning of suffrage.

    3. Maybe just maybe there was a reason Harper Lee didn’t publish them.

      1. The rumor is Truman Capote helped Lee write Mocking Bird and that’s why she never published another.

        Go Set a Watchman, her “new” book is out tomorrow; it was published posthumously, obviously.

        1. Some authors only have one great story to tell.

          1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is another example of that.

    4. Mockingbird III: The Killing-ing

    5. To ass rape a mockingbird

    6. Tequila Mockingbird (with Charles Bukowski)

    7. To mock a bird: The othering…

    8. Beneath the Planet of the Mockingbirds.

    9. A Mockingbird Strikes Back

  18. ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Allowed Thousands of Criminals to Go Free in 2014

    Local law enforcement agencies that have “sanctuary” policies for illegal immigrants released nearly 9,000 illegal-immigrant criminals whom federal officials wanted to deport in 2014, according to government records obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.

    Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials issued 8,811 detainers ? notices that the agency wanted to take custody of an arrested immigrant ? that were defied by local law enforcement from January to August of 2014. “Sixty-three percent of the individuals freed by local authorities had prior criminal histories or were labeled a public safety concern at the time of their release,” according to CIS, which obtained the data from ICE through a public records request. “Nearly 1,900 of the released offenders subsequently were arrested for another crime within that eight-month period.”

    1. As an advocate of the “Tall fence, wide gate” theory of immigration, I’m realizing that everyone — the Donald Trump “immigants commit crimes, don’t let anyone in!” and the left-wing “LET EVERYONE IN, AND GIVE THEM ALL WELFARE!” sides are all too stupid to live and they should be deported and we should allow intelligent people from other countries to replace them.

      1. I like this idea. Let’s run with it.

      2. are all too stupid to live and they should be deported

        Instead of deportation we should build some type of camp……..just thinking aloud here.

        1. Like Camp Chippewa?.. or, like.. Camp mine-for-salt?

        2. You know who else built camps?

          1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt?

  19. Classic Sam Goody commercials

    Looks like giant CDs have been making a comeback lately.

  20. Greek Fury Meets Resignation at Demands for Concessions

    Reaction on social media was also angry. “#ThisIsACoup” became the most-trending Twitter hashtag in both Greece and Germany as negotiations stretched into early Sunday morning. Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos tweeted that “they want to wreck us.”

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, asked about the perceived harshness of the measures, denied that the Greek people were being “humiliated.”

    “There are no winners and there are no losers,” he told reporters in Brussels. “It is a typical European arrangement.”

    1. I thought ‘typical European arrangement’ meant your mistress stands next to your wife at your funeral.

      What else is a typical European arrangement?

      1. An army marches through the Low Countries.

        1. France Surrenders

        2. So you’d argue downfall of Europe started when they failed to make the right wing strong?

      2. Everybody smokes.

    2. I think the perception is the Germans won.

      You know what else happened after the Germans won?

      1. The Romans never again tried to expand across the Rhine?

        1. LOL.. they never did get that Aquila back..

      2. The Austrians gave them Silesia?

      3. The French forever removed the stigma from surrender, and the Pullman Palace car co. became famous yet again?

      4. Well, they got Alsace-Lorraine and sowed the seeds of two more wars which they would lose.

    1. But at the Resurrection he will have an extra life.

    2. Yeah, that is too bad. I don’t like the direction Nintendo has been going, but he seemed like a good guy.

      1. Japanese companies run very differently from American ones, though. Even in the region where Nintendo was based is apparently even much more different from other Japanese companies. Nintendo has a lot of older executives that require complete buy-in into anything they do. Otherwise, they won’t proceed. It’s tough to run a company that way

  21. How anal sex ruined my relationship
    The evening was so perfect I thought he might propose. But he had a very different proposition in mind

    The night so far has been perfect. We’ve just come back from a party. The champagne arrives from room service in a silver bucket. Liam hands me a glass. His piercing green eyes and jet-black hair are striking against his white tux. He motions for me to sit next to him on the bed. “I want to ask you something,” he says. My heart is pounding as I stare at the twinkling Manhattan skyline.

    I stick my hand under the pillow, because I always imagined that when a man proposed, he’d hide the velvet box there, like an adult version of the tooth fairy. But there’s nothing under the pillow. It’s probably in his pocket. I sip my champagne and try to calm down.

    That’s when Liam whispers, “Tonight, I want to do it up the butt.”

    TMI, Salon, TMI

    1. A couple tweaks, and “anal sex ruined my relationship” could have appeared in *First Things.*

    2. I swear this was comedy sketch I saw on “=3″….

    3. I had a girlfriend who wanted me to do that. I refused. She left me for a homo. True story.

      1. You’re weird.

      2. Every girl I ever dated either left me for a homo or was a dike./

        1. Sorry to hear that. That only happened to me once, and I learned my lesson: if she says she took Women’s Studies, run like hell.

    4. TMI, Salon, TMI

      No! Did you strap it on, or not?

    5. I was a virgin until I was 20, when I finally had sex with my college boyfriend. I cried the entire time and asked him if he was going to marry me because I couldn’t live with myself if he didn’t. After he promised he would, I made him cuddle me for hours. This went on for a year until he cheated on me with a waitress at Steak and Shake.

      lol.

      1. but it at least has a happy ending.

        Jeff never abandons me, not even when we’re trapped in a tiny hotel room in Madrid and I have such bad food poisoning that it gives me the runs and I can’t stop throwing up.

        Before Jeff, I was convinced that dating was as stressful as piecing together a complex puzzle. But once I met the right guy, it was easy and clear. Jeff wanted to be with me, and I wanted to be with him. He was my best friend, and he accepted the real me.

        In the end, I got my ring under the pillow. And I didn’t have to take it up the butt to get it.

        1. I’m guessing he’s the one who takes it up the butt.

        2. “as stressful as piecing together a complex puzzle”

          Seriously? That’s her idea of extreme stress?

    6. Oh, c’mon. Just look at her. You know she likes a little buttplay.

      1. Looks like a fag-hag.

    7. “The four most overrated things in the world are champagne, lobster, anal sex, and picnics.”
      -Christopher Hitchens

      1. Goddamn. That might be the smartest quote ever uttered by a human being. Right on all counts.

        1. I think he was a little harsh on picnics, but whatever.

          1. And champagne. Champagne is wonderful.

            1. As a monocle polish, sure. It’s also a good thing to drink if you want to punish yourself the next day.

            2. AND FUCKING LOBSTER!!! Easy to prep and DELICIOUS!!

              1. Lobster’s not that great for how much it costs. That buttery garlic dip is delicious, lobster is just pretty bland.

      2. “The three most overrated things in the world are home sex, home cooking, and MIT”

        -Bal A (an old friend from MIT)

    8. Err, Sweetheart, Anal Sex didn’t ruin your relationship. Your Neurotic insecurities ruined your relationship.

      And as far as your story about Liam, sorry not buying it. Unless he was also an anal virgin he would have known that getting fecal matter on your cock was pretty much a guarantee unless he took the time to ensure that you were properly cleaned inside and out and if he was an anal virigin perhaps you might have bothered to ask if he’d ever done it before and then suggested that you both do some reading up on the subject before giving it the ole college try.

  22. ‘Offended’ flea market shopper calls 911 over Confederate merchandise

    “I was shaking and almost vomiting,” he tells the paper. “I had to run.” [He] complained that the Confederate items were “not authentic” and were replicas of flags and weapons.

    Sheesh, man — get a grip.

    1. RECOIL IN HORROR!!!!!! (see my comment upthread…)

    2. This is what happens when our masters over react and legislate against stupid things.

      You enable the weakest and/or most shrill among us.

      That person needs a nice Bogart slap across the face.

      1. I’m in a hurry! To the House of Representatives! Ride like fury! If you run out of gas, get ethyl. If Ethel runs out, get Mabel! Now step on it!

  23. America is ready for socialism! Massive majorities back Bernie Sanders on the issues ? and disdain Donald Trump

    Free and Cantril found that half the population was ideologically conservative, in the sense of preferring a smaller, more limited government, while about two-thirds was operationally liberal, in the sense of wanting to spend more on specifically identified government programs.

    Subsequent research has intensified this division. Conservatives win by making broad, sweeping appeals, which can often have little relationship with the facts (Iraq’s WMDs, “voter fraud,” global warming denialism, etc.). Liberals win by focusing on how to fix specific problems. Thus “government spending” in general is seen as a negative, but spending on most specific programs is strongly supported. The pattern is clear: The more practical the question, the more liberal the answers. That’s just how U.S. politics works.

    1. Salon doesn’t really know what the “massive majorities” want. Most people are not even close to wanting socialism, or want to buy what he is selling. It’s mostly just people in the media and leftist blogs.

      1. +! “No one I know voted Nixon

      2. Goddamn there is a metric FUCK-TON of derp over at salon today. Jesus, BILL COSBY enabled our Reaganite, right-wing fantasies?!?!?

        The fuck are they smoking?

        1. If they were true socialists, they would share… even if everyone ended up with a single speck of smoke.

  24. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015…..ntroversy/

    The Marine officer who made female recruits better shots at boot camp has been relieved of her command, igniting controversy

    She got bounced June 30 after a command investigation accused her of “toxic leadership” by berating and showing contempt for subordinates in public. The 300-page report found her to be “hostile, unprofessional and abusive ” and told recruits that sexual assault was preventable, and that those who drank put themselves in a position to be assaulted.

    She also told recruits male Marines would never take orders from them and would see them as inferior if they couldn’t meet men’s physical standards.

    But, according to the Times, her supporters say she was a blunt reformer only trying to make the unit better by holding women to tougher standards.

    1. Witness the bureacratic pussification of our military.

      1. +1 Bruce Jenner approves

      2. Yeah.

        Not good.

    2. She got bounced June 30 after a command investigation accused her of “toxic leadership” by berating and showing contempt for subordinates in public.

      Isn’t that the job description of a drill sergeant? If she had been a noncom instead of an LTC she’d have gotten away with telling the truth?

      1. I don’t get it either.

        1. It is the military trying to adjust to generation retarded snowflake. They have recruits who literally have never been treated unfairly or in anyway told to like it or lump it in their entire lives.

          1. When I arrived at PI 26 years ago, the enormous Drill Instructor who got us off the bus yelled at a guy for not following directions so loud he started crying on the spot. I’ve heard quieter gunshots. That was a “holy shit” moment for all.

            Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Strawberry. I probably spent a total of 15 minutes in his presence and still remember that dude’s name. Filed it away under “do-not-fuck-with”.

            1. Part of the point of that experience is to teach people that sometimes the world just doesn’t give a fuck what is fair or not. I am sure the guy didn’t deserve what he got, but too bad. That is the point of the exercise; stop thinking the situation is always going to be fair and learn how to deal with it when it isn’t.

              1. My response to belligerent authority, especially shouting, is increased obstinance. It triggers the response of “if you’re going to act like that, you don’t deserve my respect, time, or attention.” I would do poorly in a military setting.

                1. At first. But eventually you would figure out that it is all a game and stop taking it personally.

                  1. They’re fostering an environment which weeds out courage, discipline, and mental stamina to cater to the psychoemotional deficiencies of craven sacks who couldn’t be considered men by any standard.

                    1. That is a very good way of putting it. Like the cut of your gib, Thy.

                  2. Eventually you learn to filter out the volume / emotion and concentrate on the message. The idea is that you learn to be calm under fire.

                2. Which is exactly the attitude that would get people killed on the battlefield. They need you to follow orders from assholes in high stress situations, if you won’t you either need to change or get another job. And it should be noted that getting another job isn’t a bad thing. Someone who talking to people shouldn’t be in customer service. Someone who doesn’t like math shouldn’t be an engineer. Someone being a mismatch for a job doesn’t say anything about the job or the person in question.

    3. An officer has little to do with marksmanship. Every platoon is assigned to a Primary Marksmanship Instructor for the 2nd Phase of Boot Camp. The PMI is and NCO who takes over from the Drill Instructors at the range. At least in my day, there has only been 1 recruit to ever shoot a perfect score at Parris Island – a woman.

      Most woman shooters have never shot so no bad habits to correct and they are generally more flexible for the positions Marines shoot from.

      1. I knew plenty of very good officers in the Army who couldn’t shoot for shit.

        1. No offense to the Army, but they don’t teach shooting for crap except to the Infantry. When I was in the National Guard, maybe 10 guys who weren’t former Marines or Army Infantry could shoot worth a damn.

          1. You needed to be in a downstate IL unit 🙂

            Everyone there shoots more than cops, regular Army, etc. Hard to get headcount at drill on days the hunting season opens too. The G-4 always had to twist and bend the drill schedule for deer season…

            1. My dead grandmother is a better shot than most cops.

          2. No they don’t. That is because the Army believes in firepower and combined arms not marksmanship.

            1. Starting at the end of WW2/early Korea. The polar opposite of ~150yrs of U.S. Army doctrine. They paid dearly for it with the converted Springfield’s, and the Krag-Jorgensen rifle.. To this day, “semi” is still the first fire position on a U.S, weapon’s selector..

    1. Oh, thank the gods. Just in time for another Bill the Cat presidential run!

    2. Any comments from the Samoanson this return?

  25. Muslim hired as British government terror watchdog is extremist who called US ‘vicious world empire’

    A British government worker who helped regulate the country’s anti-terror planning was fired after superiors learned of his Islamist sympathies, the Telegraph reported.

    Abdullah al Andalusi said the brutal exploits of ISIS were “no different to the history of some Western armies” and supported the right of youths to venture to Syria to fight.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2…..overnment/

    1. OPM hired contractors who were located in mainland China. Hiring the enemy to oversee your actions against him is apparently what enlightened governments do these days.

      1. Just call them Foederati and it will all be okay

        /Lazy Roman

        1. Et tu, Wong Dong?

    2. YOU HAD ONE JOB.

    3. I also support the right of islamist fucksticks to leave to fight for ISIS, as long they aren’t allowed back in. Killin’ em on the battlefield is a lot cleaner and faster than dealing with the domestically.

  26. Hillarynomics: A Sneak Preview

    Clinton’s aide said she will discuss some of the structural forces conspiring against sustainable wage growth, such as globalization, automation, and even consumer-friendly “sharing economy” firms like Uber and Airbnb that are creating new relationships between management and labor (and which now employ many Obama administration alumni). But she will argue that policy choices have contributed to the problem, and that she can fix it.

    1. None of that will get through Congress. So the question is how much of it will she do by executive action and just how much further down the road towards Presidential dictatorship will the put us. My guess is a lot and pretty far.

      1. At least executive action can be undone (in theory), unlike legislation which never goes away.

        1. And there goes the rule of law.

          1. Rule of law has been dead and gone for a long time now, if it ever existed that is.

        2. Yes, assuming we ever see anything but an increasingly corrupt Prog President. And even if it is, eventually, the Right will get a set of balls and use those powers too.

          1. I wouldn’t necessarily equate ignoring separation of powers with growing a pair.

            1. Sulla, Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar sure did. And everything turned out okay in the Roman Republic.

              1. Well, if by “And everything turned out okay“, you mean.. died horribly, in his own right..

          2. the Right will get a set of balls and use those powers too.

            Mostly, if history is any guide, to make the progressive trains run on time.

            Do. not. want.

      2. “None of that will get through Congress.”

        Which congress do you have in mind, John? The current one? Because it has done nothing but enable the Obama agenda. Why would they change their tune with Hilary?

        1. Because it has done nothing but enable the Obama agenda

          I guess that is why Obama has been reduced to ignoring the law in so many areas. The Congress would have given him what he wanted but he just didn’t want to let the Republicans get credit for it or something.

          The Congress has “enabled” Obama only in the sense that they don’t have a veto proof majority or the votes to impeach him and thus can’t stop him. That is it. this idea that the Congress without any help from the media or the opposing party is supposed to stop Obama and only hasn’t because they support him is completely idiotic.

          1. Bullshit. Congress has this thing called the power of the purse. The Repubican party didn’t have to fund Obamacare or Obama’s executive amnesty, but they did so anyway. Have you heard them say a thing about defunding Obamacare lately? That’s all they talked a out during the last election cycle–they fucking ran adds saying this was the first thing they’d do. Ditto on executive amnesty.

            The Republicans have refused to use the constitutional machinery available to them. To act like they are powerless here is fucking retarded.

            1. They only have a power of the purse to the extent they can shut down the government. But the media ensures the public blames the Republicans and will not tolerate an endless government shutdown.

              Here is how government works. There are four parties in Washington, the President, his party in Congress, the opposition party, and the media. You have to have three of four for anything to get done. So as long as the media and his own party stand by him, he is invulnerable. Anyone who says otherwise is delusional.

    2. President Obama has been describing his own policies as “middle-class economics,”

      Well, at least his economics is in a class by itself. That’s for sure.

      and Clinton is walking a fine line as she tries to distinguish herself from her former rival

      By spewing even more economic nonsense, obviously.

      She will argue that vast concentrations of wealth in relatively few hands actually squelch economic growth

      That’s one way of seeing it. The other way of seeing it is that overbearing government is what squelches economic growth.

    3. “Clinton’s aide said she will discuss some of the structural forces conspiring against sustainable wage growth, such as globalization, automation, and even consumer-friendly “sharing economy” firms like Uber and Airbnb that are creating new relationships between management and labor (and which now employ many Obama administration alumni).”

      So raising the minimum wage will slow automation…. riiiight.

  27. Spot the Not: Come at me, bro!

    1. This Roman gladiator would begin each fight by dropping his weapon and throwing off his helmet and armor. He defeated many opponents until he was killed by a lion.

    2. This WWI fighter pilot painted his plane blood red so everyone would know when he was in the air. He shot down at least 80 planes.

    3. This samurai wore antlers on his helmet so everyone would know when he has on the battlefield. He fought in over 100 battles without suffering defeat or injury.

    4. This pirate boarded enemy ships with burning sticks of sulfur stuck in his hair and beard. He wanted to look like Satan in order to frighten his enemies.

    5. This WW2 fighter pilot was so feared that he once caused some enemy planes to flee by merely announcing his name on the radio.

    6. This Muslim general began each battle by marching in front of his troops, pounding on his chest, and daring the enemy to send its best man to face him in single combat.

    1. Number 1 is the not.

    2. @#2 by the later years of the war, the rest of his squadron had painted their planes red because the allies had begun specifically targetting his aircraft. He got shot down by an Austrailian machine gunner on the ground.

      @#4 it was match cord, as in the stuff used in matchlock muskets, because it burned slowly and so his hair wouldn’t catch light before the battles ended. When they finally killed him, there were over twenty bullets and “innumerable” sword cuts in his body.

      Try less famous people next time.

    3. Definitely Number One.

      A fun fact about gladiators: despite the popular image of them, few of them actually died in the arena. Most were professional fighters, trained by their lanista. Since they represented a huge investment, it was bad business to just kill them off.

    4. Imma say one, too. REcognizedc Blackbeard and the REd Baron, though…

    5. 1 is the Not. The rest in order are the Red Baron, Honda Tadakatsu, Blackbeard, Ivan Kozhedub, and Khalid ibn Walid.

      prize for winners

  28. Spot the Not: extreme animal sex

    1. These slugs are hermaphrodites with penises in their heads who mate while hanging upside down from a trail of slime. The penises are colorful spirals which expand to a greater length than the slug.

    2. These bees mate in violent orgies. The males wait near the burrows of the females. When the females emerge, their scent drives the males into a frenzy. The males attempt to gangbang the females while also biting and stinging to death rival males. The orgy ends when all the males are dead.

    3. This toad is the most sexually aggressive animal known to science. Behaviors it exhibits include: rape, homosexuality, incest, necrophilia, orgies, bestiality, and combinations thereof. A male toad was once observed mating for 8 hours with a female that had been run over by a car.

    1. cont’d

      4. These marsupials mate once in their life cycle. The males suppress their immune system and cannibalize their vital organs so they can devote as much energy as possible to mating. When a male mounts a female, he often stays attached for hours. The males die from exhaustion soon after mating.

      5. This stag beetle mates high in trees. The males climb in search of females. When males encounter rivals, they use their giant jaws to grab each other and throw them off the tree. When a male reaches a female, he uses his jaws to trap the female and rapes her. He then throws the female off the tree.

      6. These crabs mate once in their life cycle. Males and females pair up by hooking claws and march into the sea in giant groups. The males and females release sperm and eggs which fills the sea with green foam. The crabs die after mating and their corpses wash ashore.

      1. Pretty sure #6 is Decapodians.

      2. #6 might be the not, but only if you consider Futurama to be a work of fiction. I believe it’s an actual representation of the future, so all 6 are true.

      3. You don’t fool me – #2 is a rugby party, #3 is the STEVE SMITH TOAD.

        1. I was expecting at least 1 STEVE SMITH joke.

          WELCOME TO STEVE SMITH WILD KINGDOM! TONIGHT WE LEARN ABOUT HOW ANIMALS RAPE.

        2. #2 lives in Australia, so you’re half right. 3 creatures on this list live in Australia.

      4. 6 is the Not. I should have known better than to try a Futurama reference in this place.

        The others in order are leopard slug, Dawson’s bee, cane toad, antechinus, and Darwin’s beetle.

        prize for winners

    2. #3 is the not. That is actually a description of Warty’s exploits, including the marathon session of flattened toad humping.

      1. Nope, that toad really exists. It does also describe Warty, though, so you’re half right.

  29. Jim Webb: The Sanders/Warren wing of the party is not my Democrat party

    I believe we can bring a different tone to the Democratic Party. You’re right. The party has moved way far to the left, and that’s not my Democratic Party, but in and of itself

    1. That is nice of him to say that. It didn’t stop him from casting the deciding vote on Obamacare. It also didn’t stop him from standing up and saying something about the various Obama scandals. When Webb was in the Senate and could have done something, he was nothing but an empty suit who did whatever Reid told him to do. Now that he is out of office and is in no position to actually do anything, he suddenly realizes the Democratic Party has gone full fascist.

      Sorry Jim, you had your chance and failed.

      1. I absolutely love how everyone who voted for Ocare was the deciding vote. I wish every piece of new legislation came down to that so that there would be no wiggling out of responsibility be the outcome good or bad.

  30. so apparently it’s on in True Detective.

    1. Just can’t get into it this year.

      I fear topping the Woody/Cadillac Man duo will be difficult.

    2. If by ‘on’ you mean 45 minutes of ridiculous dialogue and long-awkward silences with 10 minutes of over-the-top but entertaining action, then yes, it is on.

      My problem is that all the characters this season are obviously speaking with the same voice from the same writer. That wasn’t the case last season where Rust Cohle seemed like a well-read man that might talk like that and Marty was a more normal character who spoke in a way befitting the kind of character he is.

      1. Hey, we actually did get some answers last night. We know that ex-soldier cop is gay instead of dancing around it like they did the first 3 episodes. We know Ani is a freak in bed. And we know everybody in Los Angeles but the 3 main characters is now dead after that shootout.

        1. “We know that ex-soldier cop is gay instead of dancing around it like they did the first 3 episodes.”

          I’m pretty sure they stopped dancing around it in episode 3 where his army buddy explicitly mentioned a ‘weekend’ they spent together and then he went out and started pounding shots with male prostitutes.

      2. I think the problem is there are too many primary character for a show with only 8 episodes. Farrell, McAdams, Vaughn and Kitsch are all main characters and we don’t get enough interaction between them to really draw them out. We’re getting snapshots of stereotyped behaviors instead of real character revealing conversations.

    3. The best part was Colin Farrell’s Vinci partner getting shot in the head.

    4. The first one was a solid A, maybe even an A+.

      This one is more of a B, floating up to B+ periodically, then drooping down to B-, etc.

  31. The Progressive’ reaction to the murder on the DC Metro of the gay guy ought to give gays pause for thought in throwing their lot in with the Progs. Here is a gay man brutally murdered in front of horrified and unarmed onlookers and the media is doing everything to ensure no one cares. To the Progs, whether your life matters is entirely dependent on how valuable it is to the cause.

    http://www.americanthinker.com…..oints.html

    1. Has there been any evidence that the murder was because he was gay, or was it just a crazy guy?

      And I’m laughing out loud at the American Thinker writing that a ‘small folding knife’ should not have been in the hands of a repeat criminal. So what, should we have background checks regarding tiny knives that are sold virtually everywhere?

      1. He wasn’t. He was murdered over a robbery. But even if he had been, the media still would not touch it because his assailant was a black teenager. If the day comes that the Muslims or black teenagers decide to start gay bashing, the Progs will tell the guys to suck it up, because doing something about it would require admitting that some other favored group doesn’t like gays. Since doing that requires admitting that white conservatives might not be the problem, Progs won’t do it. And it will just be too bad for the gays who get their skulls cracked open or worse.

        1. “If the day comes that the Muslims or black teenagers decide to start gay bashing, the Progs will tell the guys to suck it up, because doing something about it would require admitting that some other favored group doesn’t like gays.”

          This is absolutely true. Sort of like how progressives spend time obsessing over rape committed by white frat boys (which rarely happens) and seem to not really consider that there’s vastly more rape in ghettos than on college campuses.

          I guess victimized black women can just go fuck themselves unless the person who abuses them is a white guy.

          1. Or how they are obsessed with “domestic violence” but never say a single word about the huge incidence of it among lesbian couples. If you are a lesbian and your girlfriend beats you up, well that is just part of the flavor of the community I guess.

            1. Or how they are obsessed with “domestic violence” but never say a single word about the huge incidence of it among lesbian couples.

              Feeding the stereotypical image of a bull-dyke? How hateful of you!

            2. the huge incidence of it among lesbian couples

              Do you have a citation for that? I’ve never heard that before.

                1. I know six lesbian couples… four have/had regular episodes of violence, seeming to me to be mainly driven by serious personality disorders.

                  I don’t know if lesbians are more likely to suffer from personality disorders than the regular population, or if there are so few choices that women tend to be involved with someone that they aren’t compatible with, or if it’s a cultural thing.

                  1. “I don’t know if lesbians are more likely to suffer from personality disorders than the regular population”

                    The half-trained psychologist in me says that you should expect higher incidence of personality or mood disorders from any minority that experiences significant social difficulties, whether due to prejudice or cultural isolation.

                    Ceteris paribus, anything that makes your social life more difficult is going to make you more prone to negative emotions.

              1. Domestic violence numbers go Lesbian, hetrosexual, gay. Which makes sense when you consider how much anti-violence gets drilled into guys heads growing up. Guys generally have a pretty good understanding of where the acceptable lines of violence are (doesn’t mean everyone follows it, just that they tend to know they are there).

                1. I think it also dovetails with research that domestic violence is usually initiated by women, it is just that in heterosexual relationships, the guy is usually larger and stronger and so it doesn’t end well. If you have two women that doesn’t apply and they wind up beating the shit out of each other.

        2. Following the example of Saturn, the Revolution will devour its children.
          — Mallet du Pan, 1793

    2. I was pretty much with them until…

      Finally, there is the drug issue. Spires appears to have acted under the influence of synthetic marijuana, which is widely available in D.C. over-the-counter at many stores. D.C. officials are only now pushing hard on enforcement in the wake of Sutherland’s murder. Yet D.C. just legalized natural marijuana, which often has the same effect on young men as the synthetic kind. Though heavily played down by the press and liberal politicians, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were both high on the drug,

      which on some people (especially young men) produces not a mellow high but aggressiveness and a sense of invulnerability.

      But reporting that truthfully would undermine the pro-drug agenda.

      Citation needed.

      1. I would like to see the citation for that too. While I doubt that is true, I honestly don’t know. I wish he would have given some justification for that belief rather than just pulling it out of his ass.

      2. Re: B. Woodrow Chippenhaus,

        Trayvon Martin’s toxicology report showed a presence of THCs at a level consistent with past use. The court did not allow the Zimmerman defense team present the finding as evidence.

        Michael Brown’s toxicology report showed that he had used marijuana recently.

        None of the toxicology reports showed evidence that the two shooting victims were high on the drug when they committed their assaults. I am guessing the author of the article is simply assuming that the mere presence of THCs is sufficient to conclude that a person is high on marijuana. To me, that is evidence of the author’s bias against marijuana than of his objectivity.

    3. Spires appears to have acted under the influence of synthetic marijuana, which is widely available in D.C. over-the-counter at many stores. D.C. officials are only now pushing hard on enforcement in the wake of Sutherland’s murder. Yet D.C. just legalized natural marijuana, which often has the same effect on young men as the synthetic kind. Though heavily played down by the press and liberal politicians, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were both high on the drug, which on some people (especially young men) produces not a mellow high but aggressiveness and a sense of invulnerability.

      Wow, so much stupid. Everything preceding this paragraph was spot-on though.

    4. It’s a pretty good article until this:

      Spires appears to have acted under the influence of synthetic marijuana, which is widely available in D.C. over-the-counter at many stores. D.C. officials are only now pushing hard on enforcement in the wake of Sutherland’s murder. Yet D.C. just legalized natural marijuana, which often has the same effect on young men as the synthetic kind. Though heavily played down by the press and liberal politicians, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were both high on the drug, which on some people (especially young men) produces not a mellow high but aggressiveness and a sense of invulnerability. But reporting that truthfully would undermine the pro-drug agenda.

      I’m no expert on “synthetic marijuana” but the natural kind certainly does not create “aggressiveness and a sense of invulnerability” in the vast majority of users.

  32. Tsipras finds he has no leverage, decides eating “pride” isn’t too healthy. Might have learned calling the people from whom you wish to borrow money “terrorists” and “nazis” probably isn’t an effective negotiation tactic:

    “EU leaders have reached agreement that paves the way to a third Greek bailout, if Athens parliament approves tough austerity measures”
    http://www.theguardian.com/bus…..t-55575662

    His return to Athens should be interesting.

    1. How do you say “tar and feathers” in Greek?

    2. They slapped him around pretty good in the EU Parliament.

  33. Japanese skirts come with back lighting.

    http://viralmeh.com/2771.html

    1. Looks like a brush fire.

      Or a bad venereal disease.

  34. Charles C. Johnson with the best and most concise summary of the Washington Post’s rehiring of Dave Weigel:

    Let’s be very clear about this: The Washington Post rehired a mentally ill man with a history of wishing death on his subjects.

    So basically, when libertarians and conservatives make vague threats and death wishes upon their opponents, they get investigated by the Southern District of New York. When leftists do it, they get hired and rehired by “prestigious” entities like the Washington Post. No double standard there at all!

    1. Maybe Shreek really is a Dave Weigal run sock puppet. What a freak. Seriously, what a fucked up broken human being. I feel sorry for Weigal in some ways. I don’t wish him ill but he has no business working as a journalist or having access to any kind of public soapbox as loud as the one at the Post.

      1. Yes, there’s no question that it’s him. The reason I’m 100% certain of that is not simply because of the “ratfucker” terminology, but because on three different occasions I caught him posting the exact same thing here and on his Twitter account at basically the same exact time. Once might be just a coincidence, but that many times? No way.

        What really ticks me off is that we have to put up with the clone buddies of his who work here like Suderman and Soave. But, I would bet all my money that it’s only a matter of time until Weigel fucks up again and forces them to can his ass yet again. He’s a really sick puppy and I don’t think he’s capable of behaving like a normal human being for an extended period of time. He can’t help being what he is.

    2. If you can’t trust the opinions of gotnews, who can you trust? Next to TMZ and Gawker, they’re my most trusted propaganda news outlet.

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