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  1. What is Kennedy?

    1. Its The Independents, without the News or the Analysis parts.

      1. That’s exactly what I need.

  2. Finally someone will talk about Donald Trump on TV!

  3. “talking in three segments about the subjects of the headline”

    They shot the people at Carlie Hebdo *again*? Those guys really never get a break.

    1. Well, they aren’t going to, because as always, the French turn out to be bunch of giant pussies parading as men.

      1. I can’t really blame the Charlie Hebdo peeps. There’s no one else willing to also take the risk, so their options are to back down or keep being the biggest target for extremists.

        1. Fuck some cartoons. We need to have a monthly festival named ‘Piss on the Prophet’. So everyone drinks beer all day and gets really drunk and then piss on the likeness of Moohammed. Or whatever the fuck was the name of that pedophile camel merchant.

          1. Charlie Hebdo seems to believe that if Rushdie had promised to stop writing books about Islam, they would’ve lifted the fatwa against him. If they really want to be off the hook, they should have a “cash for cartoons” program and pay customers to return all copies with Mohammed on the cover. Not sure how they’d destroy them though without pissing the nuts off more.

          2. “We need to have a monthly festival named ‘Piss on the Prophet’.”

            No, it should be called Piss be Upon Him.

            Can’t believe you missed something so obvious.

  4. Oh good. More Trump.

    I want you to talk about bumping Trump’s rump, or something equally exciting.

    1. So, what will happen if Snoop Dog becomes Trump’s running mate and they start making rap videos about illegal Mexicans? Is that a can’t lose campaign?

      1. President Comacho is just around the corner

      2. As long as The Donald dresses up like a cross between Snoop Dog, Lil’ John, and wears a bright red codpiece, I’m all for it.

        1. Well, we all know that at least the Dog is good on the drug war, and if Trump tells McCain to go fuck himself with a Lindsey Graham bobble head, then I’m fucking down with that ticket.


  5. Lookin for a little home field advantage after visiting MSNBC on Sunday?

    1. I used to watch all the Reason vids that were added to iTunes. But I gave up on the MSNBC ones: you have to listen to too much idiocy before you get to the Reason people.

    2. Matt plays for both TEAMS.

        1. Wait a minute, I’ve always known I’m in the wrong career. Where are the DC paparazzi? I could be the first to get exlusive pics of Matt doing it wit da jacket in some DC back alley!

  6. Only if he steals this outfit from Lil John.

    1. Supposed to be a response to Hyperion.

      1. Well, with that outfit on the Dawg, he blows a doobie during the debates and trump does actually tell McCain to fuck himself with a Graham bobble head, then I’m sorry Rand, I wanted to support you, but your balls is too smalls.

  7. The FOX people really did a good job with Kennedy’s appearance. Hair, dress, makeup, jewelry, everything is much improved. She’s even wearing the necessary stripper heels.

    1. But have you seen her living room drapes? They are like something out of an acid trip, and in the good way.

    2. I did watch one episode. It was so much fluff. Kennedy did look nice with milfish legs in a short blue dress. But you know, that just isn’t worth a 2nd look with intertoob porn and milf wife at my disposal 24/7.

      1. I assume you used a chipper for your wife’s disposal.

  8. Did McCain win a Medal of Honor?

    Trump is a reality show clown but he won’t be taken out for this “war hero” bullshit.

    1. You won a medal of stoopid, now wear it and STFU, ass clown.

      1. Shut your piehole, Hyperion – you bitter Team Red skank.

        Trump is the real deal. I’ve decided to vote for him in the Georgia primary on Super Tuesday just to help fuck things up.


        2. Oh Tulpy-Poo. Lonely again? So sad.

          1. Epi, I’m pretty sure turd isn’t tulpa; just a deranged lefty liar with daddy problems.
            Regarding most any of his posts, you just need to keep in mind:

            1. An earlier theory is that PB is Dave Weigel.

        3. Yes, your one vote with fuck up Super Tuesday. *Psst, this guy is delooooosional.

  9. Did Welch lend Failla his swede jacket.

  10. First they came for the drag queens…

    Everyone eventually becomes an enemy of the people.

    1. “some transgender individuals found “some drag performance, particularly cis drag,” to be offensive because it “hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke.””

      Good thing they stopped gender identity from becoming a joke!

      I mean, did they come across some right-wing reactionary’s parody of left-wing politics and decide, “yes, this is our template!”

      1. And need I even mention that this is in Scotland, where men wearing skirts is part of their cultural heritage?

        1. “Nae, laddy, ye can’t wear women’s clothes at this event, go and put on your kilt!”

          1. “Now put yair lips on these bagpipes and blow, like a proper cis man!”

    2. “drag queens are offensive to transgender people”

      Said no transgender person, ever.

      This is just “activism” run amok.

      1. Said at least one tranny in Scotland.

      2. yes, but the whole point of “Activists” is to claim to speak on behalf of the ‘oppressed minority’ who really feels exactly the way they say they should about something.

        Unless people speak speak up and tell the “activists” to shut the fuck up, and that the world can tolerate a little cis-mikado from time to time, the activists effectively steal the mic.

        1. I doubt even a single tranny expressed horror at the thought of sharing a stage with a cis drag queen. This is the equivalent of pants-shitting college administrators covering their asses.

          1. Why? Are trannies magical people who would just never do that kind of thing. I bet at least a few bitched about this.

            1. I bet at least a few bitched about this.

              Just basing it on personal experience. If one tranny did bitch, it’s hardly representative.

          2. “‘I doubt even a single tranny expressed horror at the thought of sharing a stage with a cis drag queen.”

            You seem to have missed my point =

            The reality doesn’t matter when a vocal minority pretends to speak on behalf of ‘trannies everywhere’

            Unless people tell that vocal minority to shut the fuck up, the general public (and the media) will pretend that indeed, whatever these activists claim must in fact be the case. Because who’s offering any other version of reality?

            As long as people in the LGBTQ-whatever ‘community’ give these asshole activists free reign, they’re just going to do damage.

            Its sort of like that person @ U Chicago who went ballistic on Dan Savage for even *saying* the word ‘Tranny’. Because SLUR…says they. Nevermind Savage has bajillions more credibility as an “advocate” than that idiot.

            1. On the contrary, I got your point and fully agree with it.

          3. So it’s 100% certain that it’s real. Both groups seem to depend on pants shitting (NTTIAWWT).

    3. These fuckwits need some nookie (from whomever they choose).

      Has there been a more humourless collection of assholes in the last couple decades? If so, I missed it. But to be fair I don’t give a fuck about grievers of any stripe.

  11. A little moment of sanity on an important anniversary.

    1. I was 3 months old… I wonder if my folks were watching it on the teevee.

  12. I hope you talk about the Ashley Madison hack — I love hot chyck scandals.

  13. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will probably kill the First Amendment Defense Act.…..-throwing/

    1. “Love, desire, ambition, faith – without them, life’s so simple, believe me.”

      1. *sigh*…you see, because his name is Kevin McCarthy, just like…oh, never mind.


    This gay guy at Britbart UK is hysterical.

    1. Jesus what a load of drivel. The last thing gay guys want is a confused beta hetero.

      1. He is gay. So sorry but I am taking his word for it.

        1. Who is gay? The husband? Weren’t you the one claiming a few days ago that straight men who aren’t alpha enough were being unfairly labeled as “gay”?

          1. No, Milo Yiannopolous (the writer of the article) is gay. Which is also why he can get away with using the word faggotry.

            He actually debated a feminist one time and said that the great thing about being gay is that he can say whatever he wants to her and she’ll never get as mad at him as she would if he was a straight man.

            And he then proceeded to call her ‘darling’ the entire time and condescend to her as much as possible, while she completely took it because he was gay rather than a straight man.

            It was a piece of performance art.

            1. Oh, OK. So John found one performance-art homo that expressed a not particularly original joke that gays want to prey on confused straight men. As Elaine Benes said, “Elaine tried to convert one once. Elaine’s not going to try that again.”

              1. He doesn’t just write about other fags. He is not your typical conformist homo. He is actually quite subversive and funny the way gays used to be before the became fascist pricks intent on suing anyone who didn’t like them.

                1. You’re right – reading it as something akin to an Onion piece makes more sense. I was trying to read it “seriously”.

              2. Holy shit, how’s this for a bizarre confluence of events. Apparently Milo Yiannopolous is really rich from a tech startup and he’s obsessed with Mariah Carey, so he actually flew to Europe to buy a copy of a recent album before it was available in America.

                They wrote about this in Gawker, and the writer of the Gawker article was Jordan Sargent who is best known for…writing the recent Gawker article about Conde Nast’s CFO dating a gay prostitute.

                1. Gawker has a thing for Breitbart so this doesn’t surprise me.

                  But this guy Sonmore, who wrote that piece -if it’s true- is fucking insane.

                  David Thompson-
                  “Still, his children, aged six and three, must be thrilled by their parents’ progressive, self-embracing relationship, and delighted to hear that Mommy is out all night shagging strangers again.”

                  1. “As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t explode with anger or seethe with resentment. I’ll tell her it’s a hot story and I’m glad she had fun. It’s hot because she’s excited, and I’m glad because I’m a feminist.”

                    “…When my wife told me she wanted to open our marriage and take other lovers, she wasn’t rejecting me, she was embracing herself. When I understood that, I finally became a feminist….”

                    “…There are of course moments of jealousy, resentment, and insecurity. Recently, my wife went on a date and fell asleep at his apartment. I hadn’t heard from her since 10 p.m., she still wasn’t home at 6 a.m. My texts went unanswered and my calls went to voicemail.”

                    /drops cigarette from lips. Removes Fist’s sunglasses discarded by Alamanian.

                    I think this should be filed under ‘keep it in the family’. Jesus pal. Part of what makes life art is knowing when to shut the fuck up because all you did was reveal you’re delusional.

                    1. I’m sure the kids are cool with it though. Mommy needs to relax man.

                    2. oh, i’m sure the kids will become “feminists” too. They’ll totally deal with it well and end up super-grounded and normal people.

                    3. “I hadn’t heard from her since 10 p.m., she still wasn’t home at 6 a.m. My texts went unanswered and my calls went to voicemail.”

                      Holy shit. On principle I support the idea of open relationships, but this is just unbelievable. That’s so unacceptable that this guy must have let her cut his balls off and put them in her purse to be okay with this.

                2. So this idiot is ok with teh gayz, as long as they stay on his definition of a prog reservation. If i happened to be gay, I’d wan’t a half an hour with lots of 2by 4’s with this prick.

                  Disclaimer, I’d never go the woodchipper route.

      2. The last thing gay guys want is a confused beta hetero.

        I have no dog in this fight, but are you telling me gay guys aren’t in for the whole “turning” fantasy?

        1. See my Elain comment above.

          1. Your Elaine comment is inane. Are you trying to tell me a stupid fucking TV show proves some point when the whole point of said TV show was to be stupid.

            Who gives a fuck about Seinfeld 20 years later?

        2. Straight guys’ lesbian fantasies aren’t really about lesbians at all, they’re about exotic women who turned to Sapphism because they’d never known the touch of a Real Man until the fantasizer came along. I think most gay guys have quite enough to do with straights in their daily lives to want anything to do with their fumbling, toothy attempts at fellatio or their ungroomed anuses.

          1. Don’t be so hard on Epi, he’s trying the best he can dammit.

        3. From what I’ve seen of gay fantasies, they usually go for soldiers, professional athletes, firefighters. Mostly alpha men, who are secretly gay and want dicks and are free to have gay sex.

          Straight dudes have the same fantasy. Lesbian porn is all about horny women who really want a dick, but none is handy, so they lez out. The fantasy is that if some guy with a dick walks in, then hey, instant threesome. And I am some guy with a dick so party time!

          Reality isn’t as fun as porn.

    2. Wow-he used the word “faggotry” in his article. I’m impressed.

  15. Speaking of science and scandals, here’s an article in the Daily Mail that questions the CV of Connie Saint Louis, the woman who sparked the “scandal” that ended in the forced resignation of biologist Tim Hunt.…..imony.html

    “Perhaps, therefore, we should ask two other related questions: who exactly is Connie St Louis? And why, exactly, should we trust her word over that of a Nobel laureate?
    A good place to start is the website of London’s City University, where St Louis has, for more than a decade, been employed to run a postgraduate course in science journalism.
    Here, on a page outlining her CV, she is described as follows:
    ‘Connie St Louis . . . is an award-winning freelance broadcaster, journalist, writer and scientist.
    ‘She presents and produces a range of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service . . . She writes for numerous outlets, including The Independent, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, BBC On Air magazine and BBC Online.’
    All very prestigious. Comforting, no doubt, for potential students considering whether to devote a year of their lives (and money) to completing an MA course under her stewardship. Except, that is for one small detail: almost all of these supposed ‘facts’ appear to be untrue.”

    1. From your (VERY interesting) link:
      “Take, by way of a final example, an interview with the BBC on June 10, in which St Louis recalled that toast in Seoul: ‘He just ploughed on for five to seven minutes, actually,’ she said. ‘It was really shocking. It was culturally insensitive and it was very sexist.’
      Strangely, the passage from Sir Tim’s speech that St Louis has so far made public is exactly 37 words long. It would take, at most, 20 seconds to recount.
      So did Sir Tim really ‘plough on’ for five to seven minutes? And, if so, what did he say?”
      Did she hope no one would check her (numerous) claims?
      Anyhow, it’s reminiscent of Feynman’s blow off of some harpy at a Cal Tech lecture years ago; she wanted to claim special privileges, he said ‘show your work or stuff it’.

  16. So, the dysfunctional Oakland city gov’t decided to do good, passed $400K to a ‘non-profit developer’ who was going to build BMR housing over a light-rail commuter parking lot.
    This is some 12 years ago now, and the Oakland city fathers (or mother…..s) finally decided to have a look at the progress.
    The money’s gone; that’s the progress. Fingers are pointed, the passive voice is invoked, the people who OK’d it are gone to other pastures (right, moonbeam?).…..392955.php
    Mostly behind a paywall; it’ll show up in a couple of days.

    1. The mammals were grilled, the feast was made, the tomatoe was tohmatohed

    2. Jesus, 400K over 12 years is couch cushion money. They’re not doing it right.

      1. You’re right, except that it wasn’t a 12 year grant. It was ‘get it done now’, and no one bothered to look until now.

        1. Fair enough. Here in NYC anything under $1B is a rounding error.

          1. Hey, piker!
            Can’t find the link that details the actual totals, but here’s a lie from 2013:
            “Steve Heminger, executive director of the the Bay Area Toll Authority and chairman of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, left, discusses the delay of the opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, following a meeting with lawmakers in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 8, 2013. The new opening date for the $6.4 billion crossing, which had been set for Labor Day, will be delayed until after the retrofitting of failed seismic bolts is completed in December. In the background are state senators Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, second from right, Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, right. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
            The current total (which does not yet include the very expensive fix of the cracking studs (and yes, they are “studs”, not bolts), but does include the demo of the old one and the OT delays to protect the birds’ nests is something over $12Bn.
            Thanks a billion, moonbeam!

            1. Okay, that’s pretty impressive even for podunk SF.

    3. The idea was ambitious: To give hundreds of impoverished families in East Oakland a chance to live in stylish apartments near a BART station, in a part of town long known for crime and desolation.

      Worthy of The Onion.

    4. So, business as usual in the Golden State.

  17. Mark Steyn’s post about John McCain/Donald Trump is amazing, but this part is pure gold:

    “On the matter of McCain, in June 1998 the Senator stood up to address a Republican fundraising meeting: “You think that was a tasteless joke?” he began, referring to the previous speaker’s closing Viagra gag. “Listen to this one.” He then told the following side-splitter:

    “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?

    “Because her real father’s Janet Reno.”

    Rimshot. In just twelve words, Senator McCain insulted not the President himself but the three women closest to him (officially, that is): he said the kid’s a dog, the First Lady’s an adulterous lesbian, and the Attorney-General’s an unconvincing transvestite.

    Is this as bad as mocking a guy’s 40-year-old military service? Well, it’s certainly ungallant. From the perspective of 2015, I have no respect whatsoever for any of the trio, but I would not mock their looks, orientation or alleged possession of male genitalia. At the time young Chelsea had just turned 18. Is it more disreputable for a grown man to insult in public a rich, powerful senator’s war record than a teenage girl’s looks? Whatever the answer, a chap who’s done the latter has no business complaining about the former.”

    A solid point.

    1. Oh dear, we can find endless examples of Democrats making worse comments than Loud Mouth’d Shnook has. Didn’t Cotton Hill (McCain) insult his own constituents?

      I mean, Black Potsie (Obama) has chimed in with some doozies from ‘you didn’t build that’ to ‘bitter clingers’ to calling Tea Party members teabaggers.

      Plus he’s a commie. That is all.

      /German who took over Mr. Burns’ power plan. And yes, I’m rolling with the lame pop culture references.

      1. McCain does look exactly like Cotton Hill. Good call.

    2. Fuck, McCain said *that*? If you’re going to insult someone, insult a *man,* not a girl.

      Don’t forget that McCain is the establishment boot-licker who presided over the VA debacle, turning his back on his fellow veterans while pretending that a tasteless joke about *him* reflects on fellow vets infinitely more worthy than him.

      1. I know. I had no idea he said that. It’s really repellent shit, isn’t it, given that he was talking about a teenager at the time.

        1. Isn’t McCain the dude who dumped his wife who was on life-support for another woman? Or am I thinking of some other asshole who thought he was presidential material.

          1. No, his wife wasn’t on life-support, but he did cheat on her with his current wife.

            This led to one of the Great Moments in Twitter History. Megan McCain (daughter of John and his second wife) was complaining about Mark Sanford’s adultery and Iowahawk told her “if it weren’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.’

            1. As for your ungentlemanly criticism of Meghan McCain, I rebut it…thus!


              1. That’s like a two-part rebuttal.

              2. You rebut it with a picture of a fat chick?

                Seriously – I got made fun of for posting pictures of Kristin Tate, who stupid commenters with terrible taste in women referred to as a ‘butterface,’ and then you go and post Megan McCain as if she’s attractive? Bitch please.

          2. You’re thinking of Newt Gingrich, or possibly John Edwards.

    3. Steyn has his moments. Chelsea after being cleaned up a bit isn’t hideous on my scale. She’s a 6 on my scale.

  18. “Rand Paul Would Rather End Marriage Than Share It With Gay People

    “By [guess who?]…

    “Paul’s plan to privatize marriage rather than share it with gay people is reminiscent of how segregationists reacted to Brown v. Board of Education. Rather than allow their children to go to school with black students, white people throughout the South started private, often religious schools, nicknamed “segregation academies.” It wasn’t just schools, either. As my colleague Jamelle Bouie explained recently, the decline of the public pool is also a symptom of this reactionary urge to privatize an institution rather than share it with people who conservatives consider undesirable. That the same logic is being whipped out by Paul is no big surprise. This is a man who famously opposed the Civil Rights Act that made the “privatize instead of share” goal harder to achieve.”…..ssued.html

    1. If the government really did stop issuing standard marriage contracts and couples were forced to write their own contracts, all that would do is make marriage a privilege of those who can afford lawyers. It wouldn’t preserve marriage as a right for straight people?it would just turn it into a benefit for the wealthy

      Remember, she actually got paid to construct an argument so fatuous that it would be laughed at by 1st graders.

      1. And I do it for free. WTF am I doing wrong?

      2. That’s her argument? That because it involves a contract, there will necessarily be lawyers involved? hangs its head and weeps.

      3. LOL. Amanda Marcotte has never heard of a form contract. Christ, you could get a form contract off the internet and have it notarized, and in some states it would probably cost less than a marriage license.

    2. the decline of the public pool

      Huh? NYC is loaded with ’em and their opening and closing dates are well-publicized markers of the summer season. I guess the “decline” is that mostly only poor(er) people use them anymore.

      1. You are making the mistake of trying to square “reality” with something Amanda Marcotte describes.

        1. And I didn’t even RTFA but I can guess.

  19. Totally OT, just a Monday evening muse:
    You are wealthy enough to have built and own this yacht:…
    As such, you do not spend all your time on the ship; your business interests require you to be elsewhere much of the time, but you arrange for it to be at certain places at your leisure and arrive perhaps by helicopter.
    But look at the size of the damn thing! When you stroll down the passageways, do you recognize the people you see? Did they hop aboard at Cannes and never get off?
    I certainly can’t imagine the wealth required to own it, not to mention having a hard time imagining the operational staff to run it and keep the riff-raff off.

    1. Looks like a German tycoon sold it to a Qatari tycoon. I can see that.

    2. Qatar flagged. I would guess an oil sheik. I assume the owner hires people who hire people who handle the details.

      1. “I would guess an oil sheik. I assume the owner hires people who hire people who handle the details.”
        I would, too, but that’s sort of the point I was hinting at.
        This isn’t a ‘pleasure craft’, it’s a business unit, and when I got there, I’d expect reports from the CEO, the CFO, the CIO. So much for recreation…

  20. The Octopus laughs at your puny dingy.

    1. Two submarines, multiple helicopter pads, and seven tenders. But do the tenders have tenders? Piker.

    2. ‘Bout the same size.

      1. It’s not THAT much bigger, but it is 2000 tons bigger. Which is a lot.

        And it has a glass bottom swimming pool.

        1. Yeah, and does sheik X get rights for his extra 10Kts? Or dancing girls?
          Sorry, yacht bragging right points are beyond my ken.

          1. Actually, Allen lets people use the Octopus for cool stuff, like finding the HMS Hood’s Bell (failure) or the Japanese battleship Musashi (success).

            Sadly I have not earned any yacht points with which to brag yet.

            1. “Sadly I have not earned any yacht points with which to brag yet.”

              And yet you seem to find them.
              I have no gripes with what Allen does (and I know he’s a WWII student). My point is simply if you are claiming Allen’s yacht is ‘besser’, well, have at it.
              Please do keep it up; it’s amusing to watch those who claim they have no interest continue to pitch the interest they claim not to have.
              ‘America! Yeah!’

              1. I’m not claiming anything, I was just joking that Allen’s is bigger.

                Lighten up Francis.

                1. Let’s all whip them out, put them on the table, and see who is bigger.

  21. OT: Previewed Coulter’s new book so you don’t have to.

    Summary: From the first sentence, draws no difference between legal and illegal immigration. Wants to shut it all down, and snarls at anyone who doesn’t. I’m not being hyperbolic, there’s a whole chapter titled “Shut It Down”. Apparently, the only people who want to come to America are unskilled meatbots and criminals. The even worse thing is, there are a few actual pearls of facts worth considering to pick out of the mud of hate-the-whole-worldism.

    Ugh. Between this and the “let everyone in” left, we’ll never get anything resembling sanity.

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