Gawker Takes Down Gay Escort Story, Warren Hates Wall Street, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump: P.M. Links

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  • Gawker removed its despicable article outing Timothy Geithner's brother for soliciting sex from a gay escort.
  • Former Gawker writer Adam Weinstein, who was fired last month, discusses the article and recent changes at the gossip site here.
  • David Brooks wrote the following column: "Listening to Ta-Nehesi Coates While White."
  • In non-media news… how about some politics? Donald Trump's candidacy is most damaging to Ted Cruz, Politico alleges.
  • The Chattanooga killer visited Jordan.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street's influence in Washington, D.C.
  • Slate has an in-depth look at a terrible case of prosecutorial overreach.

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  1. Gawker removed its despicable article outing Timothy Geithner’s brother for soliciting sex from a gay escort.

    Lesson: If you’re gonna cat around on your wife, do it with a gay.

    1. So go the gay way?

      Warning: video shows indoor smoking which may be triggering.

      1. Just wait. All the cool kids will be smoking indoors to show how edgy they are, one day.

      2. Best analysis of Top Gun ever.

        1. Fuck yeah!

    2. Hello.

        1. I left instructions for Los. It involves you and rotten avocados.

          1. I own him. You’re just digging your own metric grave.

            1. Someone has to make a man out of him.

              1. That’s Jesse’s job

                1. I wasn’t going to say anything.

                  *hides rohypnol behind back*

          2. He’s busy doing a Maureen Dowd imitation.

    3. Gawker removed its despicable article outing Timothy Geithner’s brother for soliciting sex from a gay escort.

      The liberal Democrat privilege. Had Geithner been a Republican, his gay tryst would have been absolutely newsworthy. Because hypocrisy!

    4. Weinstein’s still butt-hurt over Gawker losing a million in revenue over gamer gate, which they richly deserved. This so-called story was more of the same.

      1. I still don’t know what gamer gate is. Still don’t really care to find out.

        1. Put in simplest terms, it was an expose of a group of people colluding to make sure video games with “redeeming social value” (ie it catered to Social Justice Bullies) better reviews than those that didn’t.

          Gawker attempted to twist it into a “gamers like to rape women” kind of story.

          1. ..and most of the standard leftard media went along with that spin.

            -jcr

  2. The Chattanooga killer visited Jordan.

    Okay, Jordan… where is he? JORDAN! You have some explaining to do.

    1. Isn’t Jordan the guy that wrote the Gawker story?

      1. Jordan is so gay.

        1. Wait!!! That’s not….

          Oh, you can get away with it.

    2. Well shit, Jordan is just one state over.

    3. Yeah, is the MSM still mystified about his motives?

      I noticed when Obama was making an announcement about the shooting he looked like someone had just shit in his lap. The first thing I thought was that it would be an islamic shooter and he knew there was no way to spin it as otherwise.

    4. Jordan’s not here man.

    5. Last I heard Jordan didn’t have any ISIS training sites.

  3. Two items of note today.

    First, the chick I had to train this morning was a young half-Korean, half-black young lady, who was very beautiful, and I will spank it later thinking about her.

    Secondly, UnCivilServant, Nagash is actually a god now, not a liche. It’s a long, stupid story.

    1. Who will join Gojira?

      1. Join Gojira in what?

        1. You know, the first thing. But in a circle.

          1. That’s what I was worried about.

            1. What are you worried about?

                1. But Bukkake THE GAY WAY.

                  #TopGun #IfYouKnowWhatImSayingAndIThinkYouDo #nohomo

              1. Instead of joining Gojira in a circle, I will relax in my bunk later tonight with thoughts of this woman. She fits the training motif, right?

    2. Let’s circle back to point #1.

    3. If you had 5% of SugarFree’s charm, she’d be spanking it for you.

      1. She’d be doing more than that!

    4. Pics or it didn’t happen.

      (Of the lady, not of you pounding the porpoise)

  4. Way to preempt my link, Robby. I’m posting it anyway.

    The insanely fucked up prosecution of Mark Weiner for a crime that never happened.

    Lunsford claimed this week in a radio interview that the commonwealth needed to vacate the conviction based on preserving the “integrity of the system” and the “perception of the system as being fair.” But none of this explains why the prosecutor’s office deemed a subsequent drug charge to be more disqualifying than contemporaneous phone records, impeachment testimony, expert testimony, and other exculpatory evidence that had not only been dismissed, but in some cases excluded, by the prosecutor’s office for more than two years. The criminal justice system allows multiple opportunities to stand down from a bad prosecutorial call?opportunities ranging from dropping a bad case, to turning over exculpatory material, to recommending that convictions be vacated. But there is no incentive to stand down.

    Even Dahlia Lithwick gets it right?though she forgot to call for the prosecutor to be disbarred/woodchipperd.

    1. Is this guy related to the dick pic politician?

      1. Seems doubtful.

    2. THERE’S ALREADY AN OFFICIAL LINK FOR THIS.

      1. I SAID THAT I DIDN’T CARE.

        1. Fist of Etiquette should know that you’re the worst.

          1. I always thought it was an exaggeration. UNTIL JUST NOW.

            1. Look at Fist, bowing down to the “officials”!

              1. WHEN IT COMES TO OFFICIAL LINKS YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT.

        2. I love your ability to reaffirm your worstness. It would be endearing if you weren’t the worst.

      2. This is why Nicole is the worst.

        1. You know there are far better reasons.

          1. *Dons Invader Zim voice*

            Better, or worse?

            1. Best worst reasons ever.

    3. Suppression of exculpatory evidence is unethical, and I believe in some places, criminal if done intentionally. There’s a duty to hand such evidence over to the defense.

      1. Texas just recently disbarred a prosecutor for doing that, but it seems that most of the time, nothing happens.

        1. Didn’t Harry Connick Jr.’s dad go to the supreme court and win the right for all prosecutors to withhold exculpatory evidence with impunity?

      2. I’m sorry, but are you suggesting prosecutors not believe victims?

        Other people’s victims, I mean. Including the victims of imaginary people.

        1. Crimes against the state?

        2. I’m suggesting that they be tarred, feathered, disbarred, and ostracized for ten years, old school, every single time they do something blatantly unethical.

          1. I’m suggesting that they be tarred, feathered, disbarred, and ostracized for ten years, old school, every single time they do something blatantly unethical.

            Is that hyperbole? Inquiring federal US attorneys want to know

            1. No, it’s a proposal for a constitutional amendment.

              1. I’d go for an amendment that removed absolute immunity from everyone employed by government.

    4. And that piece of shit prosecutor will suffer no consequences.

    5. There’s something wrong with that story. It’s missing the part where the judge, prosecutor and jury were herded into a locked room, where Wiener was able to beat them all bloody with a blunt instrument.

      1. Hey, it’s not the jury’s fault they didn’t hear any exculpatory evidence.

        1. All they heard was the lying liar’s testimony. Any jury that credulous and accepting of the official story should be beaten.

      2. Actually, the story looks bad for women in the justice system.

        MY EXPERT ANALYSIS: The lady judge and the lady prosecutor both used their feelings to guide them.

        1. The lady judge and the lady prosecutor both used their feelings to guide them.

          Their midi-chlorians were weak and susceptible to the cookies of the Dark Side.

          1. Anyone with a midichlorian count exceeding 5000 is to be immediately executed as a clear and present danger to the Imperium by order of the Emperor.

            https://goo.gl/kwzJJK

        2. You know who else used their feelings to guide them?

          1. Prosecutor Denise Lunsford? When trying to protect her career from what an ex-lover might have to say?

            1. God, there IS something just horribly wrong about the use of the phrase “her lover” in conjunction with that face.

              1. Definitely in the most undesireable quadrant of the hot-crazy matrix.

                1. Hot doesn’t even come close to being relevant with here.

                  Unless, of course, it were making a connection between her and Hell.

                2. My thoughts exactly.

              2. Ughhhh *shudder*

          2. Morris Albert?

        3. Same thought here. I bet they are flaming proggies.

          Someone should explain to all involved that what you believe means jack-shit. Remind them what ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ means and why we use it.

          1. Nah, a prosecutor doesn’t need a reason to be a POS other than being a prosecutor. The judge probably used to be a prosecutor too.

    6. Denise Lunsford is a scumbag. She is up for reelection this year and I would vote for a sack of potatoes if it got her out of office.

      http://www.readthehook.com/109…..tion-trial
      http://www.c-ville.com/mark-we…..coke-sale/

      I’ve been following this story for a while (I live in Charlottesville).

      1. Do these sorts of prosecutors ever get voted out? It seems that even losing multi-million dollar settlements doesn’t harm their chances..

    7. On the upside, at least one of the two police officers who had exculpatory evidence did call the defense lawyers.

      1. They’ll be suspended without pay.

    8. Remove absolute immunity. And exempt prosecutorial misconduct from qualified immunity.

      That would end this shit much faster than parking a woodchipper in front of the courthouse.

    9. The prosecuting biotch should get Nifonged.

  5. Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.

    Why do these bankers keep sucking my cock?

    1. You know, after watching this administration and the Clinton administration in action, which party is more in cahoots with Wall Street is a little murky.

      1. She’s just working them up to the next shake-down.

        1. Pay me more, or I’ll have legislation proposed and not passed because me and my party have no power in the Senate! I mean it!

      2. A little?

        1. No, it’s not that murky. I think I know which.

    2. Pledge to shrink Washington, D.C.’s influence in Wall Street??? Unless I’m reading that wrong, that’s great news!!!

      1. I think that it translates in normal English as “Increase Washington, D.C.’s influence on Wall Street.”

      2. Translation: Increase the influence of lawyers on Wall Street.

  6. Hey L.A. Reasonoids, I’ve opened my poutinerie in Hollywood (that’s as specific as I will get, please don’t ban me for spam). Come on by!

    1. If I’m in the Los Angeles area again, I’ll keep this in mind. Poutine is food of the gods.

    2. Just picked-up some fresh curds from the store, and looking forward to poutine deliciousness tonight along with Top of Iowa steak…

      1. SHIT. I forgot I had curds in the fridge…

        Garlic mushroom curds and chipotle curds from a tiny amish farm in rural NY.

        WHY AM I STILL AT WORK?

        1. No, no, no.

          You forget about them, and then they become curds.

          1. Eh, they’ve only been in there a week

      1. You may or may not have just doxed a commenter.

        1. I too dream of a Los Angeles where the poutineries are as commonplace as taquerias. Perhaps that day has come.

          1. No, just the one. Obese American may or may not be in that picture you linked to, and he may or may not be obese.

            1. Yeah, that’s me. And yeah, we serve some kick ass poutine.

      2. Qu?bec poutineries like Frites Alors

        Characterizing Frites Alors! as a poutinerie is a fucking crime.

        I miss you, my dearest Belgian fries-and-mayo…

        1. I miss you, my dearest Belgian fries-and-mayo…

          Me too.

    3. Your username is so appropriate.

    4. Bless you, sir, for bringing the Good Word to the unknowing.

    5. Is there anything there good to eat?

  7. Warren is as close to Wall Street as any of them. The only difference is she gets her cash from the Lawyers, not the Bankers.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/…..ck-brennan

    1. Makes sense, everything she wants passed will require the wall street guys to hire a lawyer to interpret, and lawyers have a long history of donating to campaigns that will benefit them (nearly all elected judge campaigns are funded by lawyers).

  8. Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.

    Squaw got no wampum from street of walls.

  9. Slate has an in-depth look at a terrible case of prosecutorial overreach.

    This story is completely fucked up and is completely unsurprising. Which is completely depressing.

  10. Former Gawker writer Adam Weinstein, who was fired last month, discusses the article and recent changes at the gossip site here.

    Is he calling for throwing all Gawker writers in prison?

    1. Yes, only after they form a union of writer-prisoners.

  11. Slate has an in-depth look at a terrible case of prosecutorial overreach.

    The Walker John Doe investigations?

  12. The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law.

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/…..al-reserve

    So….is this it? The Big One?

    1. I’m incredibly proud to live here.

      It makes me better than other men. If you can call penis-wielders who live in *ahem* elite liberal coastal cities “men”.

      1. Sorry for vague post; “here” = “Texas”

      2. If only your state didn’t have insane anti-drug laws, chock-a-bloc thug cops, and would get over Lawrence vs Texas it might be half as good as New Hampshire.

        1. Granted, granted, and I’ve lived here since 1997, discussing politics all the time, including attending (initially) the local Tea Party gatherings, and have literally never *once* heard someone mention Lawrence, much less disparage it as some kind of travesty of justice.

          And, I know this is hard for you to concede, being a communist Canuck, but New Hampshire routinely has weather that dips below the freezing point. During the day. That’s horrible and wrong on so many levels, it’s triggering.

          1. And, I know this is hard for you to concede, being a communist Canuck, but New Hampshire routinely has weather that dips below the freezing point. During the day. That’s horrible and wrong on so many levels, it’s triggering.

            I had snow piles this winter as tall as me.

            I hate snow.

            I would like the job I’m currently working to be the last I work in New England.

            New Hampshire’s motto, “Live Free or Die”, is a good joke. Retailers are only allowed to sell beer that the State Liquor Commission approves of. There is an income tax: it’s a tax on interest and dividend income. Gambling is largely illegal. True, there are good sides to the state. No knife laws, no helmet laws, adults don’t have to wear seat belts, lax gun laws.

            1. Yeah man I just can’t do winter. I’d love to pull up stakes and move someplace like Montana, but shit, the winter

              1. Montana has some beautiful places. I visited once in the summer. I plan to never visit during the winter.

                Texas is highest on my list of places to move to once I leave New England.

                1. Please do, we need all the liberty minded people we can get to offset the influx of progtards from California.

              2. As long as it isn’t rainy, I’m good.

                1. That being said, driving in snow is The Worst Thing Ever. Driving is dangerous enough without the road being a slip and slide. I don’t drive much so this hasn’t been a factor for me, but if I did have to drive a lot my indifference to snow and like of the cold would probably get turned around in a day.

                  1. Fuck you guys are winter whiners.

                    1. Fuck you guys are winter whiners.

                      Blah blah blah.

                      I started hating snow when I was an undergrad. I was working a job maintaining some University owned apartments. One day central PA was hit with three feet (about one meter for you metric folks) of snow. I got into work the morning after the snow stopped but before the plows touched anything beyond main roads.

                      My boss gave me a shovel, and eighty pound (36.25 kg for you metric folks), and gave me instructions on what needed shovelling. Basically, anything the heavy equipment couldn’t get and don’t help any of the residents with one exception. Clear off their stoops before the try getting out of their apartments. Their screen doors opened out and my boss didn’t want to have to replace any.

                      I spent about eight or ten hours shovelling.

                    2. Eight pound bag of Halite.

                    3. Fuck, I can type. Eighty pound bag of Halite.

                    4. Urea is better. It doesn’t kill the grass or flower beds.

                  2. I do like poutine.

                  3. driving in snow is The Worst Thing Ever

                    Please. It’s a SPORT. (Optimal equipment includes manual transmission and front wheel drive.)

                    1. A dangerous horrible traumatizing sport.

                    2. Like skydiving? Or skyscraper rappelling? Or fucking Bruce Jenner?

                    3. Or fucking Bruce Jenner?

                      Adjective, or verb?

                    4. Adjective, or verb?

                      You decide.

                      If I had an edit button, I would’ve deleted that part. Gave myself an upset tummy.

                    5. Last winters beater was a 1988 SAAB 900 turbo convertible. Set the seat heaters to broil, run the heat up to fires of hell level and drop the roof. Front wheel drive and a rear acting e-brake are a beautiful thing if you like sliding sideways through intersections.

              3. Montana is great. But the weather can be unpredictable. For instance, it was in the upper 90s all last month. But lately it’s barely gotten above 70.

                Oh, and it snows in June off and on.

            2. I once insulted New Hampshire and hm yelled at me, so be warned.

              1. Yeah, but DEG lives here.

                He gets to bitch.

              2. I have this urge to put googly eyes on the man on the mountain road sign

          2. I had heard on this very board that the state GOP was still unhappy with Lawrence, but I will concede to you.

            You don’t know the joys of cold, clean weather. Frost on the inside of you window. The feel of your nosehairs pulling together as they freeze when you inhale. NO HUMIDITY

            1. You don’t know the joys of cold, clean weather. Frost on the inside of you window. The feel of your nosehairs pulling together as they freeze when you inhale. NO HUMIDITY

              *curls up into a fetal position, sucks thumb, and cries quietly*

              1. It’s nice until you find a guy who froze to death because he was drunk in the tall grass across the street in a vacant lot.

            2. The feel of your nosehairs pulling together as they freeze when you inhale.

              That’s how you determine if it’s really cold out or not. Anything less and you’re just a pussy.

          3. Conceding communist Canucks are crazy rare.

        2. Texas women and Texas food.

          Let me just pull a Cytotoxic for a few seconds. Wooo, you just got owned, brah. *high-fives self* *does victory lap* They’ll sing about this in years to come.

          Ahem. As you were.

          1. Texas women and Texas food.

            Hear, hear!

            In a week in San Antonio I got more smiles from pretty Latinas than from all women in all the years I’ve been in New England. If you start adding in non-Latina women, well, actually let’s not. Let’s keep it fair.

            1. San Antonio’s a cool place to live. Despite thinking about Montana, I’m quite happy here. But if I ever move around in-state, it would either be San Antonio, El Paso, or Lubbock.

              1. But if I ever move around in-state, it would either be San Antonio, El Paso, or Lubbock.

                Austin is high on my list. Ideally I’d be in the Hill Country closer to Fredericksburg, but Austin has jobs for me.

                1. The Hill Country is nice, but Austin itself sucks. Terrible traffic, and why would you move to a state that’s almost entirely prog-free, just to plop down right in the middle of the only concentration of them we have?

                  1. The Hill Country is nice, but Austin itself sucks. Terrible traffic, and why would you move to a state that’s almost entirely prog-free, just to plop down right in the middle of the only concentration of them we have?

                    I should have said “Austin area”. I couldn’t actually move within the Austin city limits. It would be like the worst of Texas and the worst of New England all rolled into one.

            2. Careful. You can get them pregnant by smiling.

              1. I guess this won’t help?

                1. The video I linked to is in response to Pl?ya.

          2. HEY. I do not use the term ‘brah’, brah.

            1. I larfed. A lot.

          3. Texas food

            Beans DONT BELONG IN CHILLI!

            New Mexico should fucking burn El Paso to the ground!

            1. What is wrong with you? All good chilli contains generous amounts of black beans.

              1. It’s true. No tomatoes, no beans. Although the International Chili Cookoff has gone soft on beans. But what most people call chili is bean soup. And don’t even get me started on Epi’s “broccoli” chili.

            2. I AGREE WITH YOU. AS DOES TEXAS. WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?

              1. Um, no, we don’t. Chili with beans can be OK. REAL chili has no beans.

                CB had it right, apart from the burning El Paso thing.

        3. Not as long as NH is under the tyranny of Maggie Hassan it ain’t.

          1. Also conceded.

          2. I haven’t been following the local news much lately. I heard she vetoed the constitutional carry bill. Did the legislature override the veto?

            1. Did the legislature override the veto?

              Not that I’m aware of.

            2. I only heard about them overriding her veto of the Founder’s Breakfast Stout sale because OMG a BabY on the LAbELZ! = Underage Drinking!

              1. Whoa! That one was overriden? I’ll be able get Founder’s Breakfast Stout in bottles next year when it’s available? Nice!

                    1. Awesome! Thanks! I’ll be able to pick up cheaper and easier. It’s not like there’s any checks at the border to prevent me from smuggling some Breakfast Stout in bottles in from Massachusetts.

                    2. So what’s with that “Free State” shit, NHers….you elected Hassan?

                    3. Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

        4. Those are all in place to keep you from coming here. Nobody really pays attention to those laws, you know.

          1. I hope that black anti-police violence activist is just a dedicated method actor then.

            1. You’re just mad that “Texas Rangers” sounds waaay cooler than “Canadian Mounties”.

              1. I don’t know, I don’t recall any “Canadian Mounties” ever choking away a World Series.

                1. Did “Canadian Mounties” ever even get to a World Series?

                  I rest my case.

              2. I will concede that and the Polish guy they murdered at an airport.

        5. I’ve lived in both Texas and New York. Believe me, New York cops are much worse.

          In Texas, bad cops have some chance of getting punished. In New York, this is approximately zero.

          1. “NY Cops are much worse”

            That’s probably because we’re coming down from a much worse baseline…because they are NYers and therefore assholes right off the bat.

          2. That TX cop that decided it would be fun to lure a farm dog out of a truck and shoot it got punished. Sort of. Hope people are still pointing him out in public ridicule.

        6. Every place has thug cops, so that shouldn’t count one way or the other.

          1. I get the impression that it’s mixed in Texas. There was that Dallas police chief who announced cop-firings on Twitter, which was awesome, and then there were those cops in various rural counties that used forfeit asseture to commit robbery for years until they were shut down. Stay out of rural Texas, I guess.

            1. My personal anecdotes, which carry the weight of peer-reviewed studies, confirm this.

              I’ve never had a problem with Dallas PD, despite many potential interactions with them. Having lived in the same suburb since ’97 (except for four years of college), I’ve gotten two traffic tickets here in that span.

              During the four years of college, I was driving back and forth between Dallas and Lubbock (in west Texas) a lot, and got a ticket in some rural dump just about every fucking trip. Including my one police brutality story.

              And I’m white, goddamnit! That’s not supposed to happen to me!

              1. I can confirm that my interactions with Dallas PD have been of the not bad variety (who really likes to get tickets so it’s not like the interactions are sunshine and kittens).

                And yes Cytotoxic, stay out of rural/small town Texas. My wife’s one speeding ticket in the last three years was from some hick ass in Corsicana who miraculously clocked her at 84 in a 65 across the feeder road, a grass divider and three lanes of traffic. He then proceeded to call her girl and got pissed when she asked to see the radar reading (looking back, we’re lucky she didn’t get tazed on the spot for that one).

                The presiding judge was, no shit, named Ray Bob.

                1. How did the case go? Did Magic Ray Gun even show?

                  1. We opted to just pay the damn fine since we figured we had a snowballs chance in hell of getting it dismissed.

            2. Wasn’t Dallas the city that denied a man a gun permit because he didn’t buy a dog license for a dog that died six months prior?

              “Fugitive from Justice”

              1. Dallas doesn’t have anything to do with permits. That’s a state thing.

                1. *CCH permits. There aren’t any other types of permits for guns in the state.

                2. Yes, yes, but Dallas listed him as a fugitive from justice so his permit was denied.

      3. Not all men have a penis, JJ. Fucking shitlord.

        1. You are, of course, correct. I stand in contrition.

      4. Cut Alaska in two and make Texas the third-biggest state.

    2. Elizabeth, this is it, I’m coming to you, baby!

      1. Why were you always so mean to Grady? He seemed to mean well.

        1. I warn you, woman, vengeance is among me! And ugly is among you.

  13. Donald Trump’s candidacy is most damaging to Ted Cruz, Politico alleges.

    Apparently Politico doesn’t know what it’s like to be a Hit & Run reader.

  14. I can’t believe Gawker fired Weinstein when he’s such a brilliant writer:

    “To steal a tired line from an old dead writer: Gawker in 2013 was a very special time and place to be a part of. I think ? hope ? that I still have some good years of writing and reporting and editing ahead of me, but whatever future form that future takes, it will be a far sight from sharing blog space with storytellers and solid human beings like Cord Jefferson, Adrian Chen, Camille Dodero, and Ken Layne.”

    Whatever future form that future takes? Did he just not read that sentence and think ‘Hm…maybe I could remove one of these ‘futures.’ Do I really need two in four words?’

    1. Gawker in 2013 was a very special time and place to be a part of.

      Somehow I doubt it.

      1. And that should’ve been a place and time. Or is Gawker a time now?

          1. This explains much. Gawker is, in fact, a dog that speaks in a world where dogs don’t speak but other animals do.

    2. but whatever future form that future takes, it will be a far sight from sharing blog space with storytellers and solid human beings like Cord Jefferson, Adrian Chen, Camille Dodero, and Ken Layne.”

      I’m assuming that immediately after writing that he basically considers himself to have peaked in life after a stint at a gossip rag with a bunch of no-names, he hanged himself with his belt.

      1. I thought he was naming cast members from the original Leave it to Beaver.

    3. “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”

      Or something.

      1. * Tugs braid*

        1. *Smooths skirt, crosses arms under breasts*

          1. Did they ever find that fucking AccuWeather Doppler Forewarn Bowl? I gave up.

    4. Weinstein is such a fucking pussy:

      “Relatedly, none of this vindicates any of the psychotic, hateful, performatively sanctimonious self-marketing of Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yianawhatever, “gamergaters,” and the bevy of cold, craven, retrograde pre-fab apartment-dwelling souls who are waging an inane jihad against Gawker Media, feminism, and cultural justice. They are wrong. They are twisted. They are abusive. And I could give three hot farts about their crocodile tears for David Geithner and his family. What pisses me off the most about this lapse in editorial judgment is that it’s (again) enabled this barely coherent rabble of internet bullies to signal boost their dumb assertions about Gawker en masse, and to get them taken seriously for a dumb nanosecond. Gawker is not that bad, and those critics are not that smart.”

      WAAAAAH! People say mean things on the internet! Waaaaaah. I also like that he thinks Christina Hoff Sommers (who is by all accounts a very nice lady) is just crying crocodile tears, the bitch.

      1. waging an inane jihad against Gawker Media, feminism, and cultural justice.

        What do you think he meant: an inane jihad or an insane jihad?

        I’ll put down $5 that he meant to say insane. I guess an “inane jihad” could be abusive and twisted, but the context suggests he wanted the harsher word insane.

        1. Inane in the membrane.

        2. “Cultural justice”? Paging Friedrich Hayek!

        3. I nominate “Inane Jihad” for Good Band Name of the Week.

      2. pre-fab apartment-dwelling

        The horror!!!

        1. I loved that line. From the writer of Fuck You. I’m Gen Y, and I Don’t Feel Special or Entitled, Just Poor that line is awfully elitist and snooty.

      3. Someone should pinch his nipples.

        1. Two for flinching.

      4. You beat me to the identical impression by …10 minutes?

        What a fucking tool. His former hack-rag publishes outright blackmail, and he uses the opportunity to first sing paens to its former greatness (entirely in his mind – it was always a fucking hack-factory sewer)…. then lash out like a teenage girl at critics who, as far as I know, have barely had a chance to make a fucking peep about this subject. Its like pre-emptive shitting on people who he *expects* to make a lot of hay out of Gawkers ethical implosion.

        Fuck that guy.

      5. This is the best, most unselfaware portion of his little hissy fit:

        What pisses me off the most about this lapse in editorial judgment is that it’s (again) enabled this barely coherent rabble of internet bullies to signal boost their dumb assertions about Gawker en masse

        Fuckin’ lol at his promotion of Gawker as some one-time beacon of journalistic integrity, and he inadvertently admits that Gawker’s critics have substantial evidence that it’s the exact opposite.

        1. Fuck Weinstein with a wood chipper.

    5. Your grammar boner, is it fully hard?

      1. It’s engorged and tumescent.

        1. Here’s $20. Go have a good time.

    6. Gawker lost a million in revenue over “gamer gate” and deserved it. Weinstein was a part of it.

  15. Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.

    If you want to get the money out of politics, get politics out of our money.

    1. When there are favors to be bought, favors will be bought.

  16. Actual quote from John Nolte’s review of Trainwreck, which I refuse to link to because it does not deserve the traffic:

    “Despite all the campaigning and emotional-blackmail, everyone knows that slutty behavior is not only unattractive but a symptom of a deeply troubled soul. As much as the Left might want to normalize loveless hook-ups and pretend that promiscuity ? a behavior infinitely more dangerous (and costly to taxpayers) than cigarette smoking ? is just another lifestyle choice, you can’t hide Truth on a 90 foot screen for two hours.”

    Promiscuity is infinitely more dangerous than smoking.

    Infinitely more dangerous.

    Infinitely.

    1. Nolte is a mendacious idiot and poster boy for ‘why conservatives suck and will always suck at culture’.

      1. You making fun of Nolte is infinitely more dangerous than Ebola.

        1. That’s not saying much since Ebola was never a serious threat to America, yokeltarian ‘scientism’ notwithstanding.

      2. Since it is doubtful you have ever had sex, I can forgive your ignorance. Women who sleep with huge numbers of men are nearly always crazy.

        1. Irrelevant to Nolte’s idiotic statement.

          1. Depends on which way the causality goes. Does the whoring around make them crazy or is it just a symptom of them being crazy to start with? I think it is both. The are nuts to start with and the whorish behavior just makes it worse

    2. If you sleep with a new person every night your risk of catching something or sticking it in bunny boiler crazy are going to be higher than getting lung cancer from smoking. Of course, promiscuous is an ill defined term, and odds are most people called so are not sleeping with the extreme amount of people used in my example.

      1. And you can also be ‘promiscuous’ and still practice safe sex, which significantly lowers your chances of bad outcomes.

        I am unaware of any pack a day cigarette smokers who can mitigate the damage they’re doing to themselves with some pills and condoms.

        1. I was assuming safe sex practices. If you don’t use those then you could only be sleeping with one new person a year and your odds of catching something would be higher than a cigarette smoker getting lung cancer.

        2. I think we can all agree that safe sex is overrated. Take some risks, people. LIVE!

          1. Anyone who claims they always practice safe sex is either a hooker or lying.

        3. I am a pack a day smoker. Or I was until the vaporizer. Now I can keep the addiction and skip the cough. It’s the closest analogy.

    3. Well, it ‘could’ be. Have you seen some of those gangbangs?

      Not that I know. A friend told me. No, not true. i heard it from a friend of a friend

    4. It’s funny, I’m an evangelical christian and I find this guy noxious despite being relatively “in the same camp” as him.

      1. Half my staff are Evangelical.

        My sister is constantly kicking me under the table.

    5. Without a definition of slutty behavior, everything after that is meaningless.

      1. What would be described as “slutty” by most women is the same definition most progs use for ‘wealthy’ — “anyone who has more than me.”

        1. Yeah, sort of. It means “things I disapprove of”.

        2. Slate agrees it’s a class issue: “Are You a Slut? That Depends. Are You Rich?”

          As the sociologists got to know these women, they watched as they stratified into what they defined as “high status” and “low status” social groups, with high-status women typically emerging from affluent homes around the country and rising through the Greek system, and low-status ones coming from local middle- and working-class backgrounds and coalescing into friend groups boxed out of sorority life. They found that the groups had different conceptions of what constituted a campus slut, with the low-status women pinning sluttiness on “rich bitches in sororities,” and the high-status women aligning sluttiness with women they perceived as “trashy,” not “classy.”

        3. Better than most guys’ definition of the word, “any girl who won’t have sex with me” :p

    6. What’s really amusing is that this is supposed to be Schumer’s big coming-out party as the female Eddie Murphy, her “Beverly Hills Cop” that would make her a mainstream comedy star.

      Given the slobbering that the media has done over her the last few months as America’s Next Iconic Comedian And Don’t You Dare Think Otherwise, BIGOT!, I have to say I’m pleased about all the lukewarm reviews it’s gotten, which tells me the movie absolutely sucks ass. You might be able to get away with a character this unsympathetic for about 90 minutes, but it gets dragged out over two hours. It sounds like LeBron is the best actor in the cast.

      Also, between Paul Feig and Apatow, you have to wonder what their fascination is with chubby women as their muse (Feig: Melissa McCarthy, Apatow: Lena Dunham and Schumer). Repressed mommy issues, probably.

      1. Schumer is Hollywood chubby, she is not really irl chubby. Melissa McCarthy can funny.

        1. McCarthy can be funny, is what I meant. This blooper from This is 40 gives me the case of the giggles.

          1. I saw Spy and I thought she was funny. I don’t understand why people don’t like her

            1. I caught some of Schumer’s act on Comedy Central last night – I thought she was pretty funny. I’m immune to media hype (I never heard of her before last week) so I don’t spend cycles wondering about it. And I’m not a heterosexual man so I don’t give a shit what she weighs.

  17. n non-media news… how about some politics? Donald Trump’s candidacy is most damaging to Ted Cruz, Politico alleges.

    Don’t you mean entertainment news?

    1. The louder the media denounces Trump, the more I convinced I become he’ll be the next president.

  18. Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.
    There are so few people who can afford the services of a senator, on the other hand.

    1. I love how these people publicly call for people to stop a practice they do themselves in spades, all without repudiating or even acknowledging their hypocrisy.

      1. It’s called Al Gore Syndrome.

        1. You’d think we’d have seen it coming, then.

      2. They can be trusted with that kind of money and power because they have ‘good’ intentions. Unlike their opponents who have nothing but ‘bad’ intentions. Simple as that…

        1. The worst and the dimmest. Sure, let’s give them power and unlimited credit.

  19. Random question:

    Has anybody found any resource about indoor v. outdoor cats that isn’t a friggin propaganda piece? I stumbled across one article that was so wildly and idiotically hyperbolic that I went looking for a decent counterbalance to regain my sanity. Needless to say I didn’t find one.

    I did, however, learn that one of the main reasons I should keep my cat inside is because there are sadists who like to torture animals, and because they can catch fleas.

    1. What does the fact that sadists can catch fleas have … Oh, because they then *torture* the fleas.

      Never mind.

    2. Talk to Warty.

      1. I thought warty graduated to all human torture subjects

      2. And don’t talk to me. I have a cat problem.

    3. I keep my cats inside to protect them from cars, diseases, and other animals.

      1. In the last year the drought has moved a lot of coyote and fox into our neighborhood. Some local newspaper pronounced that 50% of the local coyote diet was found to be ‘housecat’.

        We’re keeping our cats indoors, thanks. They seem to be cool with it, in fact the purring has never been more frequent.

    4. Outdoor cats are exposed to threats from diseases, traffic, wild animals, dogs and other cats, let alone human fuckheads. That’s just the simple reality of it.

      I’ve had outdoor cats and indoor cats. Both outdoor cats lived to ripe old ages and the worst they had were a few scrapes with other cats. Although I did witness one jumping out directly into the path of a moving car, which scared the shit out of me. The only thing that saved him was that the car was slowing to turn into a driveway.

      1. Unfixed outdoor cats also breed a lot, which means nuisance cats that people will kill or have killed. So if you like cats, that might be something to avoid.

        1. What if I’m a silent partner in a certain genre of restaurant?

          1. Cat Scratch Fever Cafe?

          2. City Wok?

        2. My parents had two outdoor cats: the firstcone lived less than a year (run over by a car), the other lasted 20 years. The second one lived with my parents longer than I did!

          1. Argh, “first one”

    5. I had an outlier outdoor cat when I was a kid. The cat was from a litter of a stray that adopted us and then moved on once her kittens were weaned. This outdoor cat lived to almost 20. He was blind and hard-of-hearing in his latter days and had stopped hunting.

      That litter of cats was great. We never had mice in the house or vermin destroying our garden. On the other hand, we didn’t have any birds either.

      1. This,my brother had a cat that lived to 17…never ate cat food until she became feeble in the last few years. She killed a lot of birds and other shit in her heyday. She also never wanted inside until she was elderly.

    6. Outdoor cats disappear sometimes. It’s life. On the other hand, they’re much happier and they don’t shit on your fucking rug because they’re upset about the placement of their litter box. Use your judgment.

      1. they don’t shit on your fucking rug because they’re upset about the placement of their litter box

        Bah – I’m going through a bout of that lately. Her name is Betty. I used to call her Betty Boop – this has been altered.

        1. I named one “Goddammit Kitty”. Since I was shouting it every time I saw him anyhow.

        2. So, its Betty Poop now?

    7. I can see the argument in the country, as rural areas have a general outdoor-cat life expectancy of five minutes past sundown. The Chinese must be onto something, because there is little in the wilderness five miles out of town that doesn’t find cats delicious.

      Don’t look up articles about Dogs: Indoors, or Outdoors. It’s like Hitler, really.

    8. Inside cat. The cat will be safer, healthier and it’s scent in the house will keep rats and mice out.

      Drawback; The litterbox. You will have an open box of shit in your house. There is no good place to keep an open box of shit inside your house. Also, if your cat is like mine (his name is Stinky) every time you sit down to eat he will run to said box- o- shit and squeeze out a big one.

      1. Get a self cleaning box.

    9. I have two cats. I keep them indoors 100%. They are health and catch any mice that make it into my house.

      My neighbor moved in next door a year ago. They have two cats that are outside nearly 100% of the time. They are health. They catch mice outside of my house.

      My cats have not had a mouse to catch going on a year.

    10. I had indo’ and outdo’ cats over a period of ~20 years.

      I know of no resource.

      I think whether to ‘outdoor’ your cat depends entirely on your property, your neighbors, and how much you really care if they occasionally come home bleeding or not at all.

      Frankly i think the cats are happier and healthier* when they can live free. The outdoor one we had lived… forever. I think 20 years or so. Indestructible. We could go on a 2 week vacation and just throw it out the door. We’d come back, and it would show up maybe a day later, maybe a little leaner, but not much worse for wear.

      (*if filthier, and more prone to them fleas)

    11. I dislike cats but I do apply the NAP. Sometimes while walking my dog a neighborhood cat will begin stalking my dog. The cat completely ignores me and will hide somewhere to attack and pounce on my dog. Once I let the cat strike just to see what would happen. My dog let out such a yelp but was luckily unharmed. It’s weird. The cat acts like it cannot see or hear me and just focuses on the dog. The dog typically ignores cats but is now afraid of any cat that doesn’t run away from him. I like it that way. Some cats are just plain evil.

      1. Of course, a dog of any size is way up the predator chain from cats. We had an outdoor cat with a bad attitude who got into it one night with a dog. The dog was untouched. The cat, sadly, is an ex-cat.

        1. I mean of “any real” size, not any size. There are some seriously rodent-like dogs, thanks to BIG GMO CORPORATIONS.

          1. Refresh is my friend 😛

        2. My best friend and his wife had a chihuahua/dachshund/min-pin mix. I’m pretty sure there were bunnies higher on the predator chain than that stupid piece of shit.

    12. In Colorado we call cats Coyote Bait.

      1. The corollary of course is if you see cats wandering around outside stay away, that’s one bad ass pussy.

    13. My brother’s family had cats who were indoor and outdoor. The kids got worms from them.

      1. They live in New Orleans though. A notoriously dirty place

  20. “In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body ? it is heritage.”

    Ah. That explains Chicago and Baltimore — tradition.

  21. David Brooks wrote the following column: “Listening to Ta-Nehesi Coates While White.”

    Speaking of Coates, radical left-wing academic and part-time actor Cornel West committed some black-on-black crime and went after him for being too safe, being too obsequious to the president, pandering to the liberal establishment, and generally not hating on whitey enough for his liking.

    I love it when crazed lefties go after each in public like this.

    1. You know, it seems like there’s some increased dissent among leftists right now. I wonder if part of that is dissatisfaction with the current leadership, including the candidates for president? It’s not exactly inspiring times.

    2. Coates says that Ta-Nehisi is an Egyptian name for ancient Nubia.

      So, what is it really?

      1. Something he made up while stoned in college?

        1. Note the incorporation of the trade name, “Nehi.”

          1. Mmm… Grape Nehi, a treasured memory from childhood. IIRC it was Radar O’Reilly’s favorite beverage.

      2. I don’t know, but when I asked a Nubian to use it in a sentence he said “eww, I stepped in the Ta-Nehisi!”

      3. I think he’s right:

        All of the lands south and southeast of Egypt (sometimes also including the northeast) the Egyptians called, Ta-netjer, “God’s Land.” Within this great region, the Egyptians located the different countries and people of Nubia. From the Old Kingdom onward, in addition to Ta-Seti, the Egyptians applied the name Ta- Nehesy as a general designation for Nubia (n.b., nehesy means, “nubian;” Panehesy, “the Nubian” becomes a common personal name, developing into the Biblical name, Phineas).

        From Egypt: Nubian Geography.

          1. Ta-Tas = mudflaps, bazooms

            1. Sweater Puppies.

    3. When was the last time that West wasn’t actively engaged in self parody? Was JFK drawing breath at the time?

    4. Yeah, watching a couple nitwit fraudsters who academia gives status to simply because they are black is hilarious.

      Yet the fuckwads call Sowell an Uncle Tom because he believes black people are competent in an open market. That’s hate speech.

      Fuck the progtards, they are lacist.

  22. IMPORTANT QUERY: I’ve been thinking of checking out Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Any advice on where to start or how to structure the reading? Should I just start with “Colour of Magic” and proceed by published date? Are there any books I shouldn’t bother with?

    1. Wait, I might have a link for this…

      Thanks io9 for being on topic occasionally!

      1. I find this map superior

    2. Jesse is wise.

      Colour of Magic is a good start, but a bit heavy on wacky parody, and not what series ends up being. Other good starting points would be Weird Sisters (cool take on Macbeth, magic, theatre etc) and Mort (Death takes an apprentice). Once you are familiar with the world, Guards! Guards!, Reaper Man or Moving Pictures would be my advice for #2. Then you’ll either read the whole thing or give up.

    3. I read them all in order of publication. If you got the time, it’s a great way to go.

    4. I know this is English, but the words don’t make sense.

      1. Not a DiscHead, which is what I assume they’re called?

      2. How do you even get into something this chaotic?

    5. Start with Guards! Guards!, IMHO.

    6. I was put off the Discworld books for years because of THE COLOR OF MAGIC. Nothing especially wrong with it, but the “hero”, Rincewind, is a shimazel. He doesn’t do things, things happen to him.

      My personal choice would be GUARDS! GUARDS!, which is the first of the Sam Vimes books.

    7. Thanks all! I’ll probably start with Colour of Magic this weekend, and have Guards! Guards! as my second ‘series’ if I like what I read.

      1. One of my all-time favorite albums. I can listen to “Birthday Cake” over and over again.The hotness of the two women doesn’t hurt a bit.

        1. “Apple” is so sexy I can hardly stand barely — it’s good.

    1. You look into the eyes of a chicken and you lose yourself in a completely flat, frightening stupidity.

        1. In the face of the obscene, explicit malice of the jungle, which lacks only dinosaurs as punctuation, I feel like a half-finished, poorly expressed sentence in a cheap novel.

    2. What if, you know, she’s a young laying hen who’s been especially productive?

    3. Ban it!

    4. I’m SO DISAPPOINTED in all of you.

      The only video that matters.

      1. Sadly that was my thought as well. *shakes fist at HM*

  23. I didn’t realize Adam Weinstein was fired. Maybe he should have formed a union.

    1. Oh, dude, you should read the piece. There’s a section on how Gawker secretly fires everyone.

      1. Somewhere in there, as I was dealing with a divorce

        You don’t say.

        1. He was married to Gawker? My, they are progressive.

          1. I bet it wasn’t real because he couldn’t get a Christian to bake his cake.

          2. Adam Weinstein ?@AdamWeinstein Jul 10
            It is disturbing how undisturbed I am by the role Archer reruns play in giving me some semblance of day-to-day happiness
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            DISTURBING

            1. Adam WHINEstein.

            2. That disturbs me, too. I bet he’s hot for Pam. Like absurdly so, unnaturally so. And that led to his divorce.

              1. I imagine he’s more infatuated with Lana’s monster hands.

              2. Who wouldn’t be, ProL? I mean… bear claws!

            3. Tweets are for twits, silly rabbit, tweets are for kids.

  24. Why is everyone so outraged that Gawker outed Timothy Geithner’s brother? I cannot recall the last time Reason analyzed what the National Enquirer or Globe covered.

    1. I, too, am offended by this idea that the Gawker sites are being somehow treated as if they were actual media sites.

    2. Because it may be libelous and perhaps fuck this guy’s life up…if so the gawksters may soon be owned by him, if there is any justice.

      There is that…

  25. Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.

    Well isn’t Liz Warren a fan of the national banking cartel we call the central bank? Last I checked, the established big players of the financial industry have a seat at the table and together they go about cartelizing finance, which in turn makes them influential in Washington. If she wanted to lessen their influence, she’d advocate abolishing the regulatory agencies and government supported financial institutions through which they wield their power.

    1. No kidding. The Fed is one gigantic welfare program for banks, as is the financial regulatory system, and Fauxcahontas loves em.

    2. Nah, she just wants regulators who agree with her idiocy, SSDD.

  26. I know asking this might make me sound crazy (which is possible)…. But do any of you guys read the comments and the commenters have different voices in your head??

    You know like maybe one comment you read/hear in a black Chris Rock voice and then the next comment you hear in the shrill Hollywood gay actor voice? Is it just me?

    1. STEVE SMITH HEAR MANY VOICES CRY OUT ALL THE TIME!!!

      1. Incidentally, only STEVE SMITH comments have a distinctive “sound” to them for me.

    2. I read the dumb comments in the voice of Baby Cakes from China, IL.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2XGp5ix8HE

      1. That is funny…. At least I’m not completely crazy… or crazier than The Derp then. *wipes forehead*

    3. I read Shriek’s comments in the voice of Mrs. Crabtree from South Park.

      1. I hear his as Big Gay Al/Jack Tors.

        1. I hear his as Charlie Brown’s teacher.

    4. I read everyone’s comments in Harley Quinn’s voice (Tara Strong’s version).

    5. Please imagine mine in the voice of Ronald Coleman.

      1. Done, you now have a much more noble and eloquent sound to your comments
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKcND39mhT0

      2. Coleman Colman

  27. On the latest jihadi:

    He grew up in a religion whose holy book explicitly teaches that not only is it a duty for Muslims to fight and conquer non-Muslims, but also that the ones who do this are the best Muslims. It is very likely he spent most of his life being bombarded with pro-jihad messages. So when he fails to find work and a wife, is it any wonder that he decides he can become a winner by embracing his religion?

    This is the problem with religion: some people take it seriously! Most religious people, in my experience, are just going with the flow for the social opportunities. They take what they like and ignore the rest. But some people actually read the book and try to follow the commands. So when a religion teaches violence, the casual believers who do not protest the nasty bits carry some blame for the acts of the fanatics.

    1. /scratches head.

      But what are the motives?

      1. I am reminded of a certain Far Side cartoon: http://www.pulse.org.za/pulse/…..rside7.jpg

        The caption said:
        “OK, we have a motive and a murder weapon. Now all we need is the time of death.”

    2. He is just a lone wolf. It is totally different than that guy in Charleston who is representative of the inherent depravity of every white person born in the south.

    3. I seem to recall a study of the Serbian warriors in the recent Balkan wars, and while they professed Orthodox Christianity, they were not among the most zealous of the believers, but on the contrary were the kind who dropped by the church on important holidays or to hear a nationalistic sermon.

      Among those who *do* take religion seriously are, of course, people like the Little Sisters of the Poor whose ministry is more about helping people than killing them.

      Think of the kind of fanatic a woman would have to be to eschew sex in favor of a funny outfit and a life of service to, say, the elderly. Your “go with the flow” believers generally don’t get all that worked up.

      1. I should say that taking religion seriously is often a good thing rather than a problem. It’s possible to be a good or neutral fanatic.

        A Hindu sadhu who decides to live as a hermit is a fanatic, but hardly one worth worrying about.

      2. The Balkan war was fought by Catholics and Orthodox Christians who didn’t go to church and by Muslims who didn’t go to the mosque.

        1. Yup, which made sense, given that most actually religious people before the war were in their 60s. The only truly religious were the mujahedis who came to fight in Bosnia, to the point that they fought Bosnian troops on few occasions.

          1. We need to stop talking about the Balkans I’ve already eaten lunch today and am now craving Bosnian burek, and maybe ?evapi, and my options in LA are limited.

            1. Look around, there probably is an ethnic restaurant somewhere.
              I will say, Albanian burek (which is only one Serbs accept) is superior to the weird Bosnian variant. I’m blessed that deli near me has a very acceptable frozen variant.

              1. Mostar was my intro to burek, so I have a soft spot for the Bosnian variety. There’s a Croatian enclave near me and I tracked down “the best” restaurant in the area but their cevapcici was disappointing. Haven’t been back.

                1. God damn, Croats, how do you screw up cevapi? Half lamb (or pork, if Serbian), half beef, mince, add onions to taste, mush together and grill.
                  In a pinch, try Albanians or Bulgarians – they might know what a cevap is.

                  1. My college was weirdly packed with Bulgarians, but there was no Bulgarian food in the area.

                    I should just be less lazy and make it myself. The cevapi is easy enough, but I hate messing with phyllo dough. I made some simple mini burek rolls a few years ago and they turned out great.

    4. This is the problem with religion: some people take it seriously!

      What if they take it seriously that they don’t harm people because of religion?

  28. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.”

    Yes, and her tribal council will meet soon to smoke the peace pipe and establish the procedure.

  29. Continuing my series on accomplished Easter European female athletes, I present
    Sylwia Gruchala.
    (use the arrow thingies to move around gallery)

    World champion in team foil fencing, as well as Silver and Bronze Olympic medal winner.

    1. Palla madonna!

    2. I’d like to lunge at her with the tip of my foil.

  30. The Chattanooga killer visited Jordan.

    Sounds like he was a big fan. Probably got mad at the critics who panned “Space Jam”.

  31. “Former Gawker writer Adam Weinstein, who was fired last month, discusses the article…”

    God, what a load of self-important horseshit, Robby

    ” they knew well the rules and norms they chose to break. Their cynicism and affectations were borne out of a frustrated idealism for the world, for America, for New York, for the industry we worked in and covered. At their best, they used snark as a tool, an expedient means for entertaining and enlightening, rather than as a brand identity, a means in itself.”

    Or they were just a bunch of hacks at the hack-factory?

    It was always a sewer of progressive groupthink. Pretending it wasn’t is ridiculous.

    After waxing poetic about Gawker’s descent from greatness…. he then uses it as a platform for *shitting on its critics*

    ” none of this vindicates any of the psychotic, hateful, performatively sanctimonious self-marketing of Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yianawhatever, “gamergaters,” and the bevy of cold, craven, retrograde pre-fab apartment-dwelling souls who are waging an inane jihad against Gawker Media, feminism, and cultural justice. They are wrong. They are twisted. They are abusive. And I could give three hot farts about their crocodile tears for David Geithner and his family. What pisses me off the most about this lapse in editorial judgment is that it’s (again) enabled this barely coherent rabble of internet bullies to signal boost their dumb assertions about Gawker en masse, “

    1. hateful

      Weinstein calling someone hateful. Irony meter = A-bombed.

      1. Dude’s a fucking inconsequential idiot, attempts to rehab his reputation with his crowd and it’s an epic Fail. Hilarious to me.

    2. ” they knew well the rules and norms they chose to break. Their cynicism and affectations were borne out of a frustrated idealism for the world, for America, for New York, for the industry we worked in and covered. At their best, they used snark as a tool, an expedient means for entertaining and enlightening, rather than as a brand identity, a means in itself.”

      He reminds me of the Malkovich character in Burn After Reading writing his memoirs, trying desperately to convince himself he did anything important or noteworthy.

      1. An employee of the nastiest and most cynical website on the interwebs claims he just did it because he was an idealist frustrated with the cynicism of America. Yeah we are the cynics not the people showing stolen sex tapes of old wrestlers and outing previously unknown execs at rival companies as homosexuals. They are the idealists.

      2. His writing screams “juvenile, talentless douchebag with massively-inflated ego”

        And the only reason he wasn’t a ‘perfect fit’ at Gawker seems to be that he was even more annoying than the rest of the juvenile, talentless people they keep around.

  32. At Barnes & Noble. They’re playing the Skyrim theme. Heh.

  33. Gawker: “It is the first time we have removed a significant news story for any reason other than factual error or legal settlement.”

    Making it the 10,000,000th time overall.

    1. Shorter Gawker: “It’s the first time we withdrew a story before people could prove it was horseshit”.

      1. On the other hand, deadspin published this wonderful homage to Roadhouse.

        I will readily admit to canceling plans* when I saw that it was on Netflix.

        The plans were hanging out at a chilli’s with two fat guys, so it was not really much of a choice.

        1. Road House is fun.

  34. Also, everyone got their v-necks ready for Bojack season 2?

    1. Always a Clydesdale, never a Clyde

    2. NO SPOILERS!

      Yes I finally beat Fist to first in something!

      1. I’ve heard of beating a fist to the punch, but this is ridiculous!

        1. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve heard that joke.

          *admires*

      1. Quit horsin’ around.

        1. *cues laugh track*

  35. Good fuckin’ God.

    Is David Brooks capable of writing anything that isn’t abject stupidity? Does he have even a tiny bit of self awareness?

    That article reeks of racism. It is as bad as anything I have ever heard from outright racists. I am not sure what he thinks I am supposed to have learned. I don’t think of my fellow Americans as ‘them’ and me part of ‘us’.

    What a bunch of horse shit.

    Isn’t this the guy who once called for a totalitarian dictatorship here in America? I think he is the one.

    1. The open letter format when he’s criticizing Coates directly is also staggeringly condescending. I mean:

      “You obviously do not mean that literally today (sometimes in your phrasing you seem determined to be misunderstood). You are illustrating the perspective born of the rage “that burned in me then, animates me now, and will likely leave me on fire for the rest of my days.””

      He talks to him like a child. If you’re going to criticize someone, it’s actually less insulting to just attack them than to engage in this ridiculous concern trolling.

  36. Also, Mrs. Suthenboy and I were just discussing supper plans. Apparently I am off to the store to buy fish, shrimp, and oysters for frying. It just occurred to me, why can’t I buy frozen oysters?

    Anyone know if there is some reason you can’t freeze oysters?

    1. Quick googling tells me they can be frozen in oyster liquor.

      Still, I have never seen them in the grocery store like that. I always have to wait for oyster season and get them fresh. I live in Louisiana and I can’t get oysters year-round. Dammit.

      1. uhhh whole foods has them year round…dont got a WF in the backwater?

        1. No, I have to drive for an hour to any large chain stores and even then, no WF.

    2. Its possible, but it destroys their texture and only makes them suitable for stew afterward

      its also one of those things that if you get wrong? Will put you in the hospital toot sweet

      1. I did not know this. Thank you.

        Of course, now I really want oysters.

        1. A co-worker just returned to work today after visiting her mother-in-law in the Philippines. She showed us a little video on her cell phone that she took of a meal she had in Manila — live baby squid. The damned things were about an inch across, squirming around in the dish, wriggling their tentacles frantically.

          She said they were ‘really fresh and odorless’ but rather flavorless without the dipping sauce. Most importantly, you had to make sure to ‘really chew them well’ or they might attach a sucker to the side of your throat on the way down and completely block your esophagus.

          Yikes! I think I’m going to have a cheese sandwich for dinner after seeing and hearing about that.

          1. I am not a big kalamari fan. Rubbery and tasteless.

            Around here we have a clam like that. they are big, plentiful and beautiful, but there is not a goddamn thing you can do to make them have any taste or a good texture. I have tried everything I could think of and they just come out tasting and feeling like rubber fishing worms.

            I asked a cajun friend of mine about them once and he said “Well you are a dumbass. Don’t you think if there was a way to do that we would have done it already?”. I thanked him for pointing out the obvious.

            1. In case anyone doesn’t know, cajuns are famous for making delicious food out of things gringos wouldn’t think of as food.

              1. Dammit, SB, now you’ve made me hungry for some shrimp Creole.

                There was this little place attached to a motel not too far from Avery Island…

              2. Like Nutrias. We had a night watchman who was a coonass 35 years ago on a job in Louisiana. He basically said if it has more than two legs and can’t talk we’ll eat it.

                I could not argue with that.

            2. Hmm, how about grinding them up and making squidburgers. That takes care of the texture (sort of). For taste you have to add onions and stuff.

          2. Never eat anything that’s still moving.

    3. CostCo occasionally carries big boxes of oysters on the half shell in their frozen section. And I live in Denver.

      1. That is too far for me to drive.

  37. Anyway, is it time to sandblast Mohammed off the Supreme Court building in protest against the latest attack?

    1. That had jolly well better not be a *drawing* of Mohammed!

      1. They’ve actually had people call to have it sandblasted off out of *respect* for Mo.

        http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/…..-goodwill/

        1. Yeah. I like bringing up that point when people talk about how few Muslims are radicals because destroying 80 year old artistic installations because they make you sad seems pretty radical to me.

          CAIR is a very radical group when you look at their continual assault on free speech. They shouldn’t get to call themselves moderates while attacking freedom of expression and trying to destroy art installations.

    2. Motives are still unknown, so no reason to be hasty. But, maybe topple some statues of Robert E. Lee, just to be on the safe side.

      1. “A little more than 24 hours after the shooting, the FBI said it continued to investigate it as an act of terrorism and that it was “premature” to speculate on the motive.”

        http://www.reuters.com/article…..WY20150717

        Uh huh. I bet the bumbler-in-chief has them desperately searching for a way to call it what it isn’t. Who would actually buy this bullshit? They should already be tired of being laughed at and called liars because of the Ft. Hood workplace violence.

        1. Actually, I think they are waiting for Trump to say something stupid so this can go away from front pages. It’s like a T-34 tank*.

          *It has bad optics.

        2. I’m not sure I completely understand their reticence to identify domestic Islamic terror as such. Isn’t that one of those crises they like to usurp additional power and money with?

          1. Because only racist worry about Muslims. It’d be distasteful to turn it into a crisis. Harder to club political opponents with, too.

        3. It takes time to sort through all the Youtube videos to find one sufficiently conservative and obnoxious enough to blame for everything the shooter did.

  38. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued a call to all presidential contender to pledge to shrink Wall Street’s influence in Washington, D.C.”

    Coincidentally, I’ve issued a call to all voters to pledge to shrink Elizabeth Warren’s influence in Washington D.C.

  39. It’s time to drink. Dirty Little Freak by DuClaw. It’s pretty damned tasty. Though I’d prefer a female dirty little freak… I’ll settle with this.

    1. Mexican Mule
      Tequila
      Ginger beer
      Lime
      Splash of pickled jalape?o juice

  40. Has anyone asked Elizabeth “Wampum” Warren how she feels, as a Native American, about the Redskins’ team name?

  41. Wow is Andrea Mitchell retarded. This is pathetic.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics…..terrorist/

    1. Points for originality, though she should have double down.

      “Was he angry about Grant’s defeat of General Bragg at Chattanooga? Maybe saying something about Union troops on Tennessee soil?”

      “Was he playing video games with offensive female stereotypes? Or hyper-violent ones, like Doom?”

      “Did he ever mumble about red or blue pills?”

      1. I think she was hoping for a tea partyist or card-carrying NRA member.

        1. Wouldn’t it have been great if the interviewee had said, “Uh, no. He was more like you”?

          1. He talked a lot about how much he hated Bush.

        2. That is exactly what she is trying to paint him as. An islamic extremist suddenly transformed into a right-wing tea partier.

          Jesus Christ, a person would have to be delusional to believe that. I think she probably actually believes her own bullshit. She has wished for it so hard for so long in her mind it has come true.

          MSNBC is the worst left-wing hackery in existence, but Fox News is not a real news outfit.

    2. Shameless fucking cunt.

      The mendacity of the left knows no bounds.

    3. “Was he a gun nut?”

      “No, but he was devout.”

      “A devout gun nut. Thanks, we’ll be right back.”

      “Um, no he was a..” /cut to commercial.

    4. “Um, he actually wasn’t one of the guys I heard about going hunting,” Abdulazeez’s classmate responded. “He wasn’t really that kind of guy.”

      “More of a suicide vest kind of guy, then?”

      1. i’m surprised she didn’t quickly pivot to=

        “Wasn’t he harassed for his Muslim beliefs by racist, white, gun-owning hunting-types, then? Wasn’t he perennially abused and mocked by confederate-flag-waving troglodytes?”

        I mean, these MSNBC hosts are trained to quickly move from one key-issue to the next seamlessly. I think she was thrown off by the guest’s “der, what the fuck are you talking about?”

  42. Islam is the religion of peace. I regret every day not dropping out and joining the peshmerga to murder these people.

    http://www.breitbart.com/natio…..n-ramadan/

    1. I have had people tell me that pointing out things like that is slander. Some of these same people are also supporters of Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ laws.

      Pretending the world is what you wish it was is one of the worst kinds of intellectual dishonesty.

    2. You know you’ve chosen poorly when you’ve joined a club that has a harsher penalty for leaving than a Mexican drug cartel.

  43. Dear Ta-Nehisi Coates,

    The door’s unlocked. Don’t let it hit you on the ass on your way out. And especially, don’t come crying to us for help when whatever Black majority third world toilet you move to begins to flush. Yes, Slavery was evil. You were never a slave. If you’ve been kept down it is by the Liberal Democrats you hang out with.

    Fuck off, get lost, don’t come back.

  44. Sierra Leone is looking for immigrants Coates, step up your game man.

  45. Every day Brooks proves he is a piece of shit dumb fuckwit. What a goddamn moron.

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