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    Sarah Palin will endorse Donald Trump.

  • A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV's "Judge Judy" sits on the Supreme Court. But that's not really so embarrassing: 10 percent is not a whole lot of people!
  • Remember that weird University of Maryland study I wrote about last week that credited a specific brand of cholocate milk with improving high school football players' brain power? It was partly funded by that milk company, Fifth Quarter Fresh, after all.
  • Huge snowstorm expected to consume the northeast United States this weekend.
  • Bernie Sanders does not own a tuxedo.
  • David Bowie passed on a proposed collaboration with Coldplay.

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  1. Sarah Palin will endorse Donald Trump.

    Who’s riding whose coattails at this point?

    1. Hello.

      “A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court. But that’s not really so embarrassing: 10 percent is not a whole lot of people!”

      Well she is on TV. Which is supreme, no?

      1. I just can’t believe that. Maybe I underestimate just how ignorant people are. But come on.

        Although I guess it depends on how they asked the question. No way if they asked “Is Judge Judy on the suporeme court?”. But I could see some people taking a guess if presented with a list that included “Judge Judith Sheindlin” as one possibility.

    2. What’s she headed for? Veep? Secretary of the Interior? Ambassador somewhere?

    3. The five stages of the Trump candidacy are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I have finally reached acceptance and am looking forward to Trump fucking with foreign heads of state.

      1. I’m still at denial.

      2. Five stages are for losers! Trump has six stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, hilarity, and acceptance.

        I’m at hilarity. I think skipped anger, and just dipped a toe in depression, really.

        1. Anger, anger, anger, anger, and anger.

          1. Anger adversely affects reasoning.

      3. there’s a 6th stage….move to another country.

      4. After acceptance comea resigning oneself to President Clinton.

    4. I eagerly await reading about thousands of “serious people” dying of heart attacks

    5. They both are just trolling. That’s what I have to believe.

    6. Sarah Palin came spoke out publically about a year or so past against subsidies for ethanol subsidies.

      So she endorsed The Donald who spoke out today in favor of greater ethanol subsidies while on the stump in Iowa.

      How does this work ?

      1. Failure to give a shit about policy and instead just base votes on identity? Tough shit for progs, though, they’ve got no room to bitch when the idiocy of the other side basically comes from aping them.

  2. Bernie Sanders does not own a tuxedo.

    Or a comb.

    1. You know who else doesn’t own a tuxedo?

      1. Someone who is allergic to cats?

      2. Me. The correct answer is me. Probably many of you as well.

          1. Check out Mr. Bigshot over here, sitting up there in his ivory tower, choosing between which of his three tuxedos to wear.

          2. I mock your puny wardrobe.

          3. I own three.

            Canadian or t-shirt?

      3. I don’t own a tuxedo or a necktie. Fuck that shit.

  3. David Bowie passed on a proposed collaboration with Coldplay.

    The very notion is what killed him.

    1. Dammit! I was gonna ask if that was how the death certificate was annotated.

      1. At least you didn’t do like Gilmore and make the same comment only five minutes late.

        1. @()#$&*@#$ they come in waves!!! ITS IMPOSSIBLE You’re obviously a sentient program of some kind, and your standards are unreasonable.

          1. This is the Matrix, he is the sqrls.

          2. @()#$&*@#$ they come in waves!!!

            Are you referring to the DR in the post below?

  4. Huge snowstorm expected to consume the northeast United States this weekend.

    Quick, someone sacrifice their daughter to the Lord of Light.

    1. Dude. Too soon.

    2. She had greyscale anyway, wouldn’t have performed well in the cobalt mine.

        1. Sorry. I guess I’ll not spill the beans on his last book then. Hint: everyone dies.

          1. Everyone who hasn’t already died.

            Except Lady Stoneheart.

            1. Why did they leave her story out? They left a lot of stuff out that I’m surprised about.

              1. Ten episodes isn’t a lot to condense one of those books down to.

                1. I wouldn’t rule her out as another Red wedding kind of moment.

                2. Yet here we are in the position where the show has left out considerable amounts of material and GRRM continues to operate at somewhere between gastropodial and glacial speed.

                  1. Fuck martins slow ass. I stopped watching HBO during season 3 because of him. I don’t want anything ruined by these HBO hacks and their outline of books not yet written. But I know some friend will ruin it for me anyway. Probably the same guy who looked at me like I was recommending Harry potter to him when I told him about these books ten years ago. Fuck.

              2. From what I recall, she hasn’t really done much in the books so far, beyond killing a couple of Freys, and the big reveal of she is. So the showrunners probably wanted to hold off on that big reveal until they had a story to go along with it.

                1. They had to cut like half of the story lines.

    3. There’s no way I’m sacrificing a daughter to Obama.

      1. Given the massive budget deficits that will arise because of Obamacare, you functionally already have.

  5. A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court.

    I’m honestly surprised it isn’t more.

    1. That is, of course, disappointing, but unsurprising.

    2. College students don’t care about the deadwhitemale notion of an impartial judiciary.

    3. I’m not surprised they don’t know who Bitch Judy is at all.

    4. I’m pretty sure I read last week that 10% of college students are still waiting for their $3.4 million.

    5. This is more proof of why everyone isn’t “college material”.

    6. I think this was referenced above, but it seems more likely that 10% of college students were just trolling the pollsters.

  6. It was partly funded by that milk company, Fifth Quarter Fresh, after all.

    The facts don’t know where the money came from, Roberto.

    1. Ever seen the “Heath monkey asphyxiation study” ?

  7. Auto Dealer’s Joke About Women Drivers Doesn’t Go Over Well Online

    A Canadian auto dealership is coming under fire for posting a series of signs that make fun of women drivers.

    “Women are like snowflakes,” read the first sign at Mellish Motors on Prince Edward Island. “They can’t drive.”

    Another local business owner, Chelsea Ling of Papercakes Pretty, posted a photo of the sign on Facebook.

    “I’m very much for businesses doing what they want and not for people saying ‘oh, they run a business, they can’t do that,’ but I think there should be a common sense line of what’s hateful and what’s funny,” Ling told the CBC.

    1. Ah, the old appeal to common sense.

      1. Seriously.

        Thank GOD for the CBC to report what’s common sense.

    2. Except that it is funny, even if it’s not true.

    3. What’s a papercake? Is that anything like a bag of milk?

    4. The joke-ish set up followed by no punchline reminds me of anti humor. I approve.

    5. Car dealership? I thought Canadians just rode moose everywhere?

      1. The rich ones have a sled pulled by flying squirrels.

    6. Ling, huh? Well Asians can’t drive either.

  8. “David Bowie passed on a proposed collaboration with Coldplay.”

    Like my life changes.

    Call me when Lou Reed proposes an album duo with a dead Bowie.

    1. At least we still have Glenn Frey.

  9. “Remember that weird University of Maryland study I wrote about last week that credited a specific brand of cholocate milk with improving high school football players’ brain power? It was partly funded by that milk company, Fifth Quarter Fresh, after all.”

    I DONT UNDERSTAND?? (picture of Gilmore surrounded by empty chocolate milk cartons) MUST DRINK MORE

    1. ….in a diaper…

  10. Women inserting herb balls in vagina for ‘womb detox’ warned of toxic shock syndrome risk

    A trend among women for inserting herb balls in their vaginas to ‘detox their wombs’ could risk toxic shock syndrome, an expert has warned.

    The Herbal Womb Detox Pearls, sold by US company Embrace Pangaea , are said to alleviate conditions such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts and thrush.

    Made up of small packages of perfumed herbs, the balls sell for between ?10 and ?50 online.

    The website claims they are “designed to cleanse the womb and return it to a balanced state”.[…]

    But Jen Gunter, a US gynaecologist, wrote a blog post in which she disparaged the company’s claims.

    In her article, called ‘Don’t detox your vagina or uterus with a bag of herbs in your vagina. Really’, Dr Gunter said: “Your uterus isn’t tired or depressed or dirty and your vagina has not misplaced its chakra.”

    1. “Toxic Shock Syndrome” is a good band name.

      1. No denying that.

        However, I’m left wondering about the name “Embrace Pangaea”. I mean, seriously….why not call the product the “T-Rex Twat Tamer”, or, something along those lines.

        “Triceratiops Thrush Thrash”…

        1. Release the Demon would work better.

          http://www.adeevee.com/2006/01…..m-outdoor/

      2. It was a record label.

    2. Stupid hippies deserve what they get; it’s a shame the rest of us have to pay for the treatments.

      1. Can’t we just let them die from their own stupidity?

        1. Fine with me. Seriously. But they always seek out “conventional” medicine as a last resort when their herbs and homeopathy doesn’t work.

          1. …and, of course, continue to rail against conventional medicine even after it has saved their worthless lives.

            1. Yeah, the level of denial amongst these folks is rather astounding. My favorite is the “buy my overpriced shit, because Big Pharma is just out for money!!!1!”

          2. Cannabis cures cancer.

      2. Maybe they’re not that stupid after all

    3. There has to be a 1:1 correlation between somebody that would be so stupid as to do something like that and the “Western medicine is terribly dangerous! Big Pharma lies! Homeopathy cures all!” crowd.

      1. They should have to sign a registry of people who fucked themselves up with quack treatments and then sought help from real doctors. Then the rest of us could laugh at them.

    4. I like Dr. Gunter.

      1. Really don’t like “Tamieka Atkinson, owner of Embrace Pangaea”.

        1. And this little gem popped up below the article:

          Feminist blogger uses her own vagina yeast to make sourdough bread

          1. Yeah, people didn’t respond well to that in November.

            1. Okay, okay, I live under a rock.

              1. Eh, it wasn’t a slap down. It was more of a “there’s already funny commentary on this story to be enjoyed”

          2. Jesus Christ. No. Just no.

      2. What’s a “gynaecologist”? Is that like a gynecologist who also checks out the “a”?

    5. I have heard from, uh, a guy, who is a friend, that inserting herb balls in your rectum is totally safe.

      1. Well……Let’s see if we can find you some new “friends”.

    6. One really does have to call into question the intelligence of someone that would fall for this.

    7. There is only one thing that vaginas need stuck in them.

      I’m pretty sure the womb generally cleanses itself pretty well.

    8. Finally things are coming up Tarlek!!!

      So who gets to use Herb’s balls first? Jennifer or Bailey?

    9. And then they wonder why there are jokes about them not being able to drive

    10. Some women will just stick anything up there if you tell them it’s good for them.

      1. You have an iron deficiency so use this rusty railroad spike.

    11. I like the detoxing thing. Serious talk of detoxing the body and cleansing the colon and like horsepuckey marks one as too retarded to entertain.

    12. Peak Derp is impossible, exhibit #365,974.

    13. “Your uterus isn’t tired or depressed or dirty and your vagina has not misplaced its chakra.”

      Of course not. It IS a chakra. (well – the location actually.)

  11. North Korea claims to have invented hangover-free liquor

    PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 19 (UPI) — North Korea announced food scientists have achieved a major scientific breakthrough: a “suave” liquor that “causes no hangover.”

    The state-run Pyongyang Times said in an English-language report that scientists with the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory altered the recipe for the ginseng-based Koryo liquor to eliminate the morning-after hangover effects of consuming alcohol.

    The report said researchers found the hangover was eliminated by “using the boiled and scorched glutinous rice instead of sugar” to cover the bitter taste of the ginseng.

    1. I think when half of your population is on meth, it’s probably a confound in an alcohol study.

    2. Suave or Soave?

    3. They’re just eliminating valid excuses for calling in sick.

      “Oooooh you have a hangover? How is that possible?”

    4. Technically, if it kills you it “causes no hangover.”

      1. 50% methanol by volume.

        1. Because no government would ever lace alcohol with methanol.

      2. +7.62mm

      3. +most brutalized and oppressed people this side of ISIS.

    5. In other news, South Korea had hangover-free soju on the market when I lived there in 2007. Of course everyone drank the cheap shit because ?2,000 (roughly $2) could get your blasted.

      1. Don’t forget the charm of drinking the soju in a tent by the side of the road.

        Fucking love soju tents.

        1. I always like the old men passed out on the platforms by the side of the road. I could never figure out what they were for until I got up early one Sunday and they all had middle-aged men passed out on them.

    6. Does it also cause no drunkeness? That might explain the lack of hang-over.

    7. It’s called water. It’s also intoxication-free.

      1. It’s called water. It’s also intoxication-free.

        You just have to drink more. And quickly.

    8. That’s just their way of saying they’ve learned to decontaminate water so its safe to drink instead of liquor.

    9. That’s just their way of saying they’ve learned to decontaminate water so its safe to drink instead of liquor.

    10. “PYONGYANG, North Korea,….”

      I must still be thinking of the herb balls, I read that as Poontang, North Korea.

  12. “Bernie Sanders does not own a tuxedo.”

    Disqualifying criteria. its in the fucking constitution, just look.

    1. Thomas Jefferson used to answer the door to the White House in his bathrobe.

      1. With a woodie.

  13. Doctor Accused Of Ejaculating In Drugged Patient’s Face

    A doctor has been barred from seeing patients while police investigate a woman’s accusation that he ejaculated in her face, according to reports.

    Dr. David Newman, an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, allegedly administered a second shot of morphine when the 22-year-old woman visited for a sore shoulder on Jan. 11, the New York Daily News reported.

    Conscious but unable to move, the woman claims the doctor fondled her breasts and then turned his back to her and began to masturbate. She then felt semen on her face and later collected some of the ejaculate in a plastic bag, the News wrote of the allegations.

    1. …and later collected some of the ejaculate in a plastic bag, the News wrote of the allegations.

      Do neither of them know how contraception works?

    2. Dammit, is Warty practicing medicine again? I thought the AMA had a restraining order.

      1. I’m calling bullshit on the whole thing. You don’t get pain pills when you walk into an ER complaining of shoulder pain, and you sure the hell aren’t going to get a shot of morphine on top of it. I didn’t get morphine when my femur was shattered.

        1. Haven’t you ever seen The Dentist?

        2. Want morphine on entry? Kidney stones.

          1. Gall bladder, too. (it was Dilaudid, but close enough)

        3. The whole story sounds weird. It does, however sound like the sort of horrifying dreams I have when I’m on opiate pain killers.

        4. If that is true, SF you either have balls of steel, or your orthopod was a total fucking dick. Maybe both.

    3. “Your doctor is in the next room ma’am. This was the doctor porn shoot.”

    4. Any doctor who doesn’t understand the basics of forensics needs to be run out of practicing medicine.

    5. Silly woman! Doesn’t she know it’s a cure for shoulder pain? And it’s good for your skin, too!

    6. by Ron Dicker

    7. in her face

      Implies mouth. Or ear. Or nose.

  14. Restaurant that killed tipping brings tipping back

    When tips were allowed, servers at the two restaurants made around $35-$45 an hour, which fell to $20-$35 when gratuity was eliminated.

    Intuitively, you think if they are making $30 an hour instead of $40 they will still be on board, ideologically it’s a good idea, but the fact is, they aren’t. They are going to go somewhere where they can make even 10% more.”

    Hmm…. I think he doesn’t think.

    Vogler estimated that he would need to hike menu prices around 40% to cover the raises to the kitchen staff, maintain wages for his servers and the taxes that increased due to the compensation shift.

    You could have used the model a lot of Aussie restaurants use. Customers claim a table, order at a counter, either give a table number or take a number back to their table, then a worker brings the customers’ food out, and finally the worker disappears. It sucks if there’s a problem with the food. Aussie restaurants hire fewer people, pay them more, and there is no tipping.

    1. Uhh $40/hr is 33% more than $30/hr.

      1. I think that line meant they’d even go somewhere they could make $33 instead of $30.

      2. Yes. I read it that people are leaving for more money which he didn’t think would happen.

        1. Well… he is an idiot after all

        2. I guess he thinks there’s no difference for his restaurant if he makes 10% more or not ??

      3. It’s the same 10% that believe in Judge Judy.

    2. the progs see the problem as the workers being able to go to OTHER restaurants that allow tipping. The problem isn’t that they stopped tipping, it’s that workers were free to go elsewhere.

      So if they didn’t have competition to take their labor elsewhere, then there wouldn’t be a problem, so we should outlaw tipping at ALL restaurants. That’s the solutions!

      1. The progs don’t even think server squirrels are a problem!

      2. That was the thinking behind smoking bans too.

        Step 1 was to assure everyone that MOAR people would come out to eat if only those fucking smokers were run off.

        Step 2 was to pass a city smoking ban

        Step 3 was to complain that the reason no one went to the non-smoking restaurants was because they could go to ones that allowed smoking in other cities.

        Step 4 Pass state wide smoking ban.

        1. I remember standing in a long line in winter to get into a half empty Denny’s in the Poconos. The empty half was non-smoking.

    3. the progs see the problem as the workers being able to go to OTHER restaurants that allow tipping. The problem isn’t that they stopped tipping, it’s that workers were free to go elsewhere.

      So if they didn’t have competition to take their labor elsewhere, then there wouldn’t be a problem, so we should outlaw tipping at ALL restaurants. That’s the solutions!

    4. “You could have used the model a lot of Aussie restaurants use. Customers claim a table, order at a counter, either give a table number or take a number back to their table, then a worker brings the customers’ food out, and finally the worker disappears.”

      So Australia uses the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant model?

      1. Maybe. I’ve never been in a Chuck E. Cheese. I have seen a sandwich shop near where I work use this model.

    5. I’m shocked that a San Francisco restaurateur believes people will forego 25% of their income for the sake of ideology.

      1. Why so shocked? Isn’t that belief the very basis of leftist fiscal policy?

    6. When this no-tipping policy was becoming a fad, I mentioned this to my niece who is a restaurant mgr. She said “Sounds easy, but the wait staff is on the front lines. The kitchen staff only have to deal with one complainer – me. The wait staff have to deal with dozens of complainers every hour. It’s the hardest job in a restaurant by a long shot.”

    7. My brother who was an Australian union rep for his teacher’s union (he was a TAFE [Technical and Further Education – roughly the equivalent of a Community College and/or VO/TECH school in the USA] teacher) started in on tipping with the waitresses/bartenders as soon as he came to visit the first time with a whole “yow knoaow, yow could be myking twenty dollahs an ‘ouah if yah jaaoined a yoonyun” etc. He was taken aback with the first “sheila” who smiled sweetly and laughed in his face and said “I make way fucking more than that already”. After two or three more did the same thing he got the message and shut the fuck up. Mind you he did find a couple of blokes who said something about how they had heard about union waiters in California who worked at some place that went out of business two months later.

    8. Another restaurant shoots themselves in the foot trying to implement idiotic “progressive” economic ideas. Just like the company that established a “minimum salary” of $70K per year.

  15. “David Bowie passed on a proposed collaboration with Coldplay.”

    Oh, it was suggested… and he suddenly died? that’s understandable.

    1. If Coldplay was trying to collaborate with me, i’d do anything to get out of it, too.

      1. Parachutes and A Rush of Blood to the Head are comprised of at least 33% good songs.

    2. Or Chris Martin sang him to death.

    3. This gives me a glimmer of hope that Bowie faked his death to throw Coldplay off his trail. I can now plausibly believe he’s laying on a beach in Tahiti waiting for Coldplay to break up so he can re-emerge.

      1. I’m going with theory that he’s trying to avoid capture by the OSI and SPHINX.

  16. Tesla Gigafactory isn’t yet living up to Nevada’s expectations

    Tesla made a raft of promises when it accepted a hefty tax-incentive package to build its Gigafactory battery plant just outside Reno, Nevada. While the building itself is coming together ahead of schedule, one Reno newspaper discovered that other parts of the deal have yet to live up to the government’s expectations.

    The Reno Gazette-Journal crunched some numbers, and it discovered that several projections are missing the mark. The Gigafactory, built in partnership with Panasonic, was supposed to produce 700 permanent jobs by the end of 2015, for example. In reality, fewer than 100 have been hired. The company’s payroll for the project was expected to be $40 million in that same time frame. Currently, that figure is sitting at $2.9 million.

    Well I’ll be damned.

    1. Awwww… is the sheen coming off of the “Real Life Tony Stark”?

      1. Tpny Stark made shit that went boom. Not Vroom. Although the latest Falcon 9 went boom.

    2. “”””While the building itself is coming together ahead of schedule””‘

      “””” 700 permanent jobs by the end of 2015″””

      So they were suppose to hire 700 people before they even got the building done? What were they going to do stand out in the desert?

    3. was supposed to produce 700 permanent jobs by the end of 2015, for example. In reality, fewer than 100 have been hired. The company’s payroll for the project was expected to be $40 million in that same time frame. Currently, that figure is sitting at $2.9 million.

      If 7 times more people is supposed to produce 13 times more payroll, it sounds like they’ve only hired for the lowest paying positions.

      1. Tough to find engineers for a technology based on future science that doesn’t exist yet. Sales guys, sure. Until they have nothing to sell.

  17. from “TheNation” (not linking) but they blamed yesterday the Flint water situation on the invisible hand of the free market. Anyone dare to weigh into the derp?

    1. We need to regulate the regulated utility monopolies…

      1. Not even that but wasn’t it the local govt that decided to use the river water?

        1. State gov, I think it was. But still, yeah, it was government officials.

          1. Damn your nimble fingers!

              1. At least I beat you to the punch. 😛

                1. Damn your nimble fists.

        2. State government, I thought. Either way, it was still the government that did it.

        3. I think it was a state-appointed city manager. That’s still government, though.

          1. I thought it was state-appointed city manager with the consultation of the council due to budgets

    2. You can always use donotlink dot com if there is a site you want to link to but without driving up their traffic.

      Of course they are blaming the free market. They always lie and shift the blame.

      Cher (the actress and singer) has apparently sent in hundreds of thousands of bottles of water to the residents of Flint.

      1. Which totally didn’t come from the market.

      2. Cher (the actress and singer) has apparently sent in hundreds of thousands of bottles of water to the residents of Flint.

        I bet that’s utter bullshit. I have it on good authority from her ilk that charity is useless and helps no one.

    3. Even some FluffPo writers are starting to see the light. A well known progressive talking head in my Facederp feed said that Flint would destroy people’s trust in government, which would self-evidently be a very bad thing.

      1. Wow. This is actually progress (except for the last thing). Baby steps

      2. Wow. This is actually progress (except for the last thing). Baby steps

      3. Flint would destroy people’s trust in government,

        The residents of Flint will just conclude that what they need is bigger government.

    4. I’m going to guess it was also the Nation that blamed Detroit’s fall on the free market as well. I remember reading that claim a few years ago.

      1. The free market stops at Eight Mile Road. I thought everyone knew that.

    5. The lady I am currently, uh, dating, just moved here from Flint. She has a very poor view on how well people treat the environment. I’ve tried to explain how richer countries have the resources to clean up their environment, but I think growing up in Flint has permanently scarred her.
      It is like some sort of dystopian movie from the 80s, though.

  18. Jennifer Lawrence And The Problem With ‘It’ Girls

    I have never really been a fan of Jennifer Lawrence. One might even say that, over the past few years of her meteoric rise to fame, I have actively, enthusiastically disliked her. By actively disliked I mean something bordering dangerously on a kind of irrational hatred, the sort of irrational hatred we reserve for celebrities and people we don’t know.

    I’ve always been bothered by the idea that someone is a “breath of fresh air” because she eats hot dogs and likes football. I found the novelty of Lawrence’s “cool girl” persona grating. But I’ve realized my issues with Miss Lawrence have little to do with her, and everything to do with a Hollywood landscape so obsessed with “It girl” culture that it sets actresses up for failure and backlash. […]

    Lawrence has, without a doubt, played into and benefited from her “It girl” status in ways that older women and women of color would never be able to. That must be acknowledged. But while I personally don’t care for Lawrence or her acting, the idea that she must be dethroned so that another “It girl” can capture our hearts and minds is frustrating.

    Spoiler: she’s also racist, homophobic and transphobic.

    1. Jennifer Lawrence…I like her, not her politics, but her personality/acting/looks.

      1. I loved her in ‘The Fappening’. Even when it wasn’t her.

    2. Ahem. Clara Bow was the “It” girl, 90 years ago.

    3. When was Jennifer Lawrence ever an “It girl”? It girls have more than big tits.

      1. No, no, no, John. J-Law is the one with the pristine back 9, not a hugely disproportionate rack.

        1. She is that. But the front nine is pretty good too. Her rack is damn near perfect. Her face, just okay. But the rack and the back nine are spectacular.

          1. Why am I reading your comments in Donald Trump’s voice?

        2. What has Jude Law got to do with anything?

    4. Damn. I thought this was a Salon link.

    5. Would, but I’d prefer if she didn’t talk.

    6. I have actively, enthusiastically disliked her. By actively disliked I mean something bordering dangerously on a kind of irrational hatred, the sort of irrational hatred we reserve for celebrities and people we don’t know.

      We just call it envy, babe.

    7. But I’ve realized my issues with Miss Lawrence have little to do with her, and everything to do with a Hollywood landscape so obsessed with “It girl” culture that it sets actresses up for failure and backlash. […] my own petty jealousy.

      Fixed it for her.

    8. Lawrence has, without a doubt, played into and benefited from her “It girl” status in ways that older women and women of color would never be able to.

      Oh shut the fuck up. So much whining about nothing!

    9. Spoiler: she’s also racist, homophobic and transphobic.

      The author? Yeah, I kinda figured that once I saw the link.

    10. That article took 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. I should have just stopped, but the derp kept drawing me into its nefarious grasp.

  19. “Bernie Sanders does not own a tuxedo.”

    You say this as if you’re surprised.

    Tuxedo is very capitalist.

    Which reminds me of one of my favorites jazz songs by Erskine Hawkins:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIleOCdaf-E

    1. I wonder if he owns a Canadian tuxedo.

      1. The one with a beaver tail?

        1. And a gravy and curd bow tie.

    2. Kropotkin was once arrested in a White Tie getup.

    3. Tuxedo is very capitalist.

      Indeed, the tuxedo got it’s name from the Tuxedo Club where it was evening, for “stag” dinners, ie those dinners when ladies were not present.If ladies were present, formal wear, ie tails and white tie was required.

      After WWI standards were relaxed and the tux became known for dinner wear which was acceptable when the family was “at home”, however when guests were present full formal wear (ie tails and white tie) were required.

      It was only after WWII that things went to hell and the lower orders started to imitate their betters and started to wear their “uniforms”. After that you had tuxedos worn in the daytime (at weddings etc) in colors other than proper Navy or midnight blue (until that time black was avoided because in artificial light black took on a sickly green color) but various pastels that no refined man would ever be seen in.

      [tongue withdrawn from cheek]

      I know these rules from my father who had both tails (from his old Navy set with the brass button replaced with black plastic ones and the gold braid of rank removed) and a “dinner suit” or tuxedo that he got a tailor to cut down from his frock coat (a piece of pre-1942 naval officers’ clothing for parades and such)(he actually owned a cocked hat – another artifact of the pre-1942 era).

      1. While we children did not have the cocked hat we did have his sword. In spite of its having no edge (to be struck with it would have produced nothing more than being struck with a stick) it did have a point which I am sure could have skewered anyone. Fortunately none of us ever did that.

  20. This Day in History

    1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.

    1953 – Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

    1955 – President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.

    1966 – Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.

    1981 – The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

    1997 – Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.

    2001 – President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.

    1. 1981 – The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

      This is the not. The agreement was signed earlier, because it was a huge conspiracy between Reagan and the Iranians.

    2. #7 is the not. Everyone knows the Clinton impeachment was about an affair and had nothing whatsoever to do with perjury or other criminal acts.

      1. 7 is the not. Clinton admitted this while still President, not in 2001

  21. Soave’s reputation as the “lowest content-density provider of links” remains unsullied.

    Missing Americans Likely Kidnapped by Iranian-Backed Militias

    the detail that they were probably snatched from a whorehouse i’m going to guess was being pushed by the Admin

    1. Were they working for the Secret Service?

    2. It’s in his contract.

    3. Hey! It’s gonna snow in January, buddy. You saying that’s not news?

      1. It was fun while it lasted. And ISIS guys should be more accurately described as “fuckasses”.

    1. I haven’t read this article, but here’s the abstract

      “What is a Church? A Look at Tax Exemptions for the Original Kleptonian Neo-American Church and the First Church of Cannabis

      “Abstract:

      “The tax definition of “church,” as well as the definition of “religion,” have evolved. For years, the IRS defined churches with a fourteen factor test. More recent cases and rulings, however, have used an “associational” test.

      “This article applies these two definitions to two “marijuana churches” — the Original Kleptonian Neo-American Church, founded in the 1960’s, and the First Church of Cannabis, founded in 2015. I conclude that both churches either would already pass muster under either definition, or could easily do so with a bit of tweaking and some lawyerly advice. Therefore, it would not be too difficult to game the system, and to create a religious organization and a church for tax purposes, even when that status is not legitimate.

      “However, in light of First Amendment concerns, there are no alternative definitions that would do the job any better. The risk that an occasional illegitimate organization might derive the tax benefits of being a religious organization or church is an acceptable price to pay for a robust First Amendment.”

      1. Hey, posted that in the wrong place!

      2. Eliminate the income tax and everybody and everything can call themselves a church if they want to.

        1. And the free unicorn meat will help with all those church suppers!

  22. No matter what is happening with the weather, whether it be fog, a hurricane, tornadoes, snow flurries, or even earthquakes, the Weather Channel will deem it “HISTORIC”, “UNPRECEDENTED”, or “DISASTROUS”. Me typing this post is historic, in that the event occurred and when I press enter it will enter history.

    1. The previous owner of the Weather Channel hates the way it’s run now. Drives him nuts. Of course, he sold it.

    2. Haha i think that is to drive the clicking and watching

    3. “me typing this post is historic”

      … and it has also never happened before in the entirety of human history. UNPRECEDENTED!!!!!!

    4. Have the shit on weather.com isn’t even about “weather.”

  23. Palin:

    Would or wouldn’t?

    Bonus points if you guess how she’d be.

    1. Depends. Does she have a ball gag in her mouth? That’s not for a BDSM thing, I just couldn’t stand to hear her talk.

      1. The dirty talk would be a turn off, eh?

    2. Who doesn’t love a MILF? Though she does seem to be aging poorly.

    3. For a granny…

    4. Would in private. Would not in public on account of the Media’s treatment of her. Would grudge fuck the hell out of Tina Fey for the hit job she did on Palin.
      Guess: she’d be a topper. Good, not great, with a big let down at the end.

      1. I’ll file Palin under ‘not a freak’ for bacon-magic.

      2. with a big let down at the end.

        She’d punch you in the face as she achieved climax?

        1. No, that’d be a win.

    5. Would. I’ll guess she’s a screamer.

    6. Would for the notch, not the crotch.

  24. Huge snowstorm expected to consume the northeast United States this weekend.\

    I’m supposed to receive five inches. Since when is five inches considered huge?

    1. Since “ratings” are everything

    2. This is like sitting in the batters box and an 80 MPH fastball comes right down the middle of the plate.

    3. *ponders answering, thinks better of it*

    4. All my ex-girlfriends said it was huge…ok, ok, I should have remained silent.

      1. You were talking about diameter right?

    5. Since when is five inches considered huge?

      On a US road map?

    6. It’s how the storm uses it! That snow is gonna fall fast, then slow, then fast then slow then fast again and swirl and–excuse me.

    7. Since when is five inches considered huge?

      HEY! My wife reads these posts sometimes.

    8. In Japan?

  25. Huge snowstorm Bomb Scares expected to consume the northeast United States this weekend.

    1. The kids probably learned more not being in school.

    1. When’s he going to visit all those people downstream from the mine the EPA blew up? Since that actually is his responsibility.

  26. David Bowie passed on a proposed collaboration with Coldplay.

    His final gift to the world

    1. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Republican Governor Terry Branstad said Cruz was in the pocket of “Big Oil,” and criticized the Texan’s opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires U.S. fuel to contain a minimum amount of biofuels, including ethanol.

      If Cruz tells Branstad to kiss his corn flecked ass, I’ll vote for him today.

      1. Anyone who defends the RFS shall be put feet first into the woodchipper receive a strongly worded letter of disapprobation.

      2. Im guessing terry is from a state that produces ethanol?

  27. Apple is improving!

    Apple reports a breakdown of its employees by gender and race to the federal government every year, and its recently released 2015 diversity figures show the company is improving, but its staff is still largely white and male.

    Apple is now 69 percent male and 31 percent female, a change of 1 percent in favor of women over 2014. The percentage of white employees also shifted downward, from 55 percent to 54 percent of the total company. Apple is now 18 percent Asian, up from 15 percent, and 8 percent black, up from 7 percent. The company said this year’s new hires are more diverse than ever before, at 35 percent woman globally, and in the U.S. 19 percent of new employees were Asian, 13 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent black.

    The company’s leadership is still overwhelmingly white and male?72 percent of the company’s managers are men, and 63 percent are white.

    Because having fewer white men on the payroll is considered an improvement. I wonder what the correct proportion of white men would be…

    Or maybe ethnic and gender diversity should be irrelevant and instead focus on the company’s ability to produce value that consumers want? Ha ha, just kidding, everyone knows that the best amount would 0% white males.

    1. This is the sign of a dying company, along with their huge vanity projects.

    2. Every generation of their product is worse than the last. I have never seen a company more dependent on one man more than Apple was on Steve Jobs. You can tell a company is in trouble when the only thing the CEO is known for or ever seems to talk about is how he is gay.

      1. Apple is a marketing agency, not an electronics company. They need a very specific type of CEO, and yeah, Cook doesn’t seem to be it.

        1. They were built on design. Their products always looked good even if they didn’t work as well as their competitors. After Jobs died, suddenly their products started to get ugly.

        2. Pat, sorry, but that’s an old trope repeated only by people who know nothing about the process and business of design. Apple spends less on marketing than many (smaller) competitors, and their marketing is entirely subservient to their hardware and software.

          1. Apple spends less on marketing than many (smaller) competitors, and their marketing is entirely subservient to their hardware and software.

            It depends on one’s conception of marketing, I suppose. Even in the traditional 4 P’s conception of marketing, design is essentially a marketing a function, not a production function. I would argue that you have it exactly backwards: Apple’s hardware and software is subservient entirely to their marketing.

            1. Examples of this, btw, would include the belated switch to USB, the belated switch to x86, Antennagate, and, in all likelihood, the elimination of the 3.5mm audio jack. Every single one of those decisions was hardware following marketing (not even design, in the first two cases – pure, old fashioned marketing).

              1. Wow, I don’t think any of those examples make your case at all. I don’t think the switch to USB was belated: the USB peripheral market didn’t take off until Apple dropped their old ports. The switch to x86 was a big deal, but not driven by marketing so much as economics. Antennagate was a b.s. non-story: all cellphones can be held “the wrong way” and get a reduced signal. That story is mainly an example of how any little flaw in an Apple product now makes headlines, which shows how good they are. Much larger flaws in Samsung, Dell, etc. products don’t make the news.

                Finally, there is no marketing pressure to eliminate the headphone jack. Quite the opposite. If that happens, it’s design overcoming marketing.

                Apple is not a traditional company in many ways. One way is that design has a much higher importance, and marketing follows along. At Samsung, Dell, etc., marketing is telling design what features to add.

      2. I’m not a huge fan of Tim Cook, but I think you’re wrong. Apple has stumbles now and then, and I think Johnny Ive is shortchanging UI/UX in favor of design, but overall, Apple is doing fine. Jobs taught the company well, and they are not in any serious trouble at all. (Want to see a tech company in trouble? Look at Microsoft. And IBM.)

        1. I think they are living on rep. The apple watch was a disaster. And their phones are inferior to the android ones. They are living on their reputation. I don’t know a single person who owns an apple product who is happy with it or continues to use it out of anything other than the desire not to mess with switching.

          1. The Apple Watch is doing fine, from the sales estimates I’ve seen, and it’s very much a 1.0 product. They’ll keep developing it.

            More people are switching from Android to Apple than the other way around.

        2. They may not be in trouble, but they are overvalued.

          1. A P/E ratio of 16 is not overvalued (by traditional metrics).

      3. “Every generation of their product is worse than the last.”

        Would not say that at all. But then, I only use the tablet and the phone, definitely not the computers.

    3. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard proponents of “diversity” articulate why it is so important and such an unmitigated good even compared to traditional metrics such as competence. It’s just assumed to be good, and if you don’t put enough stock in it, you’re racist.

      1. It’s standard educational claptrap all the way down to primary school.

      2. It’s just assumed to be good, and if you don’t put enough stock in it, you’re racist.

        I assume people not obsessed with “diversity” are called racist so that the world will never run out of pure unfiltered irony.

      3. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard proponents of “diversity” articulate why it is so important and such an unmitigated good even compared to traditional metrics such as competence.

        Srsly, Dude? Then you haven’t engaged the underpinnings, such as they are, of proggresivism. It’s not that complicated and once you do so it’s so easy to demolish that on the merits, at least to an audience that wants to get ahead through their own efforts. So, yeah, here it is…

        Because of the structural (historic, because they say so) racism in our society and teh privilege of white people and male people it’s so much harder for women and minorities to get ahead that measures like competence are inherently racist because they assume that everyone is equal.

        1. “progressivism”

        2. What if I choose to identify as competent?

    4. Couldn’t they just ask a certain % of their employees to self identify dfferently?

      Someone could do a bio-pic on the company founder, Caitlyn Jobs and xer partner, Pat Wozniak.

    5. everyone knows that the best amount would 0% white males.

      White males are OK if they’re gay.

  28. Catholicism now qualifies as a “bizarre religious faith”. Black Liberation theology as practiced by the good reverend Wright is of course totally mainstream in Salon world.

    http://hotair.com/archives/201…..tholicism/

    1. But don’t get them started on how racist and bigoted everybody who didn’t vote for Keith Ellison is…

      1. I am still trying to figure out how JFK is now considered to be unfit to be President. Isn’t he kind of a big deal to most Democrats?

        1. What was it that the White Queen told Alice she tried to do six times every morning before breakfast?

          1. Fingerlydiddle?

        2. Being dead makes him unfit, except to me.

    2. Of course Catholicism is bizarre. That’s the secret of its appeal.

      1. I thought it was the Kung-fu monks.

    3. I grew up Catholic. It *is* bizarre. 😉

  29. Announced last Friday – Deborah Leff, Obama’s Pardon Attorney, is resigning.

    1. Does she plan to kill herself in shame? Just hoping, I mean asking.

      1. Yes.

    1. You know who else took goose steps in France?

      1. Mmmm, that’s good Godwin.

    2. Classic case of stupid celebrities with no clue of what they’re up against.

      They’ll skin her alive before they give that shit up.

      1. I would pay money to watch that,

  30. http://www.politico.com/story/…..rds-217970

    Looks like the Fast and Furious documents will come out. Since Holder is out of office, it is now okay to blame him for the entire thing.

  31. So who’s a huge Sarah Palin fan who doesn’t already like Trump? It does seem like she’s bringing many people to the table.

      1. Women with slutty daughters?

      2. More women support Trump than men. Or at least they did in the last poll I saw on the subject.

        1. I mean, I get why she’s wants to do it, I’m just not sure they aren’t already overlapping demos. Trump’s negative are so high, I don’t see people fleeing Cruz on her say-so. It’s just a strange episode in an election filled with strange episodes.

          1. at this stage of campaigns, anything that shows “momentum” is considered positive. They release daily news-items to ensure they get page-coverage every day. this is just one of those things people will print.

            1. True, like a tornado sucking up any scrap of energy it can find to further the vortex.

        2. People really into snowmobiling?

          People with daughters who both have pregnancies out of wedlock and criticize birth control?

      3. People with Downs Syndrome? But weren’t they already in the bag for Trump?

      1. Planned Parenthood sends teenagers to lobby for a government mandate to insurance companies to include birth control in their plans.

        They have a 29-year-old chaperone looking on as they act all teenagy and cute, asking lawmakers to raise everyone’s insurance premiums by threat of force in order to provide “free” birth control.

        And the scandal is that one legislator asked the teens if they’re using the product they want to force others to provide, the product which Planned Parenthood (talk about coincidences) sells.

        1. I wonder how that Planned Parenthood program went over in that La. school district where all the teachers were banging the students?

          I bet the kids lobbying the school board for PP all went home in the walk of shame.

    1. The absurdity is that no one thinks there’s anything wrong w. using minors as political props for something like “Birth Control”… because kids are so CUTE!!! you just can’t say no to those little bumpkins…

      …and when the pol actually pops the bubble and makes the germane point? Everyone’s all like YOU’RE NO FUN UGH

  32. So, Spiked has a confusing but interesting article called Why Is Europe Giving Muslim Migrants Sex-Ed Lessons?

    The best part – link to this pamphlet issued by the city of Lucerne, trying to teach migrants what’s good and not. Seriously, like, if you put a picture of two guys kissing with “OK” checkmark, this will do something?

    1. In the progressive worldview, it’s just a matter of “enlightening” the ignorant.

    2. “Welp, I’m convinced. The Koran seemed authoritative and all, but your little infidel pamphlet has showed me the error of my ways.”

      As much as I sympathize with the suffering Europe is due, on account our cultural similarities and whatnot, there’s probably no Jesus forthcoming to pay for their sins against the Gods of the Copybook Headings.

      When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
      They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
      But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
      And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

      1. And while we’re on the subject of the coming dark age:

        On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
        (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
        Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
        And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

        In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
        By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
        But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
        And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

        Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
        And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
        That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
        And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

  33. “A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court. But that’s not really so embarrassing: 10 percent is not a whole lot of people!”

    Yeah, that actually isn’t a big deal. I assume 10% of any group has no clue what they’re talking about at any given moment.

    1. But 10% of college students? Probably a reflection of the state of higher education.

      1. This is why universal free college is so important! We need to get that percentage up.

    2. I’m assuming at least 50% of that group put Judge Judy in to fuck with the study takers.

      And the study was about college graduates, if you go into the PDF. Which isn’t helping:

      For example, 98.2% of college graduates over the age of 65 knew that the president cannot
      establish taxes?but only 73.8% of college graduates aged 25?34 answered correctly.

      1. To be fair, the confusion over taxes, surcharges, fines, penalties and penaltaxes does tend to make the tax question a bit confusing.

  34. Yo, Reason staff.

    If you can tear yourself away from the cocktail parties*, there’s some good work being done on the Waco biker massacre.

    Witnesses say he convulsed and bled for up to 45 minutes, receiving no medical help from police who swarmed all around him. Ambulances were parked nearby, but Rhyne spent his final moments with a young Cossack who desperately tried to staunch the bleeding with a bandanna.

    The Cossacks don’t consider themselves an outlaw club and prohibit their mostly middle-aged members from wearing the associated “one-percenter” patches, says John Wilson, the outspoken president of the McLennan County Cossacks, but all of that was lost in the scramble to process the biggest and most complex murder crime scene Waco police had ever handled.

    There’s a lot more where that came from.

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/…..ad-7947080

    *I keed, I keed!

    1. My best friend is a long time criminal defense attorney and now a judge in Texas. When that story broke he said that it was going to be impossible to prove who did what and that it was nearly certain that at least some of the casualties were at the hands of the police. He has proven exactly correct if a bit conservative in his estimate of how many people the police shot.

      Any criminal attorney will tell you that you never get convictions in any kind of a riot scene absent some kind of miraculously detailed video. Everyone pretty much has the definition of reasonable doubt based on either lack of proof or self defense.

  35. 100 years ago, St. Woodrow nominated Louis Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Senate ultimately confirmed, despite all they hatey anti-Semites who opposed him.

    “since the Brandeis fight, no nominee to the Court has ever been attacked on the basis of religion” – at least not on Planet Goofball where the author resides.

    Brandeis “became one of our greatest and most influential justices. Many of his opinions – on liberty, free speech, and fundamental fairness – are now accepted and honored.”

    Free speech, yes, he was great on free speech.

    But a balanced portrait would also include the mad scientist-style dissent he wrote, upholding a monopolistic law because states were “laborator[ies]” with the “right to experiment” on the people – in this case by giving favored companies a monopoly on the ice trade.

    1. You are spot on, Eddie. Brandeis was an enemy of economic liberty and very much supported the New Deal. He only disliked FDR after the latter’s court packing scheme.

    2. Holy shit, I forgot how bad Brandeis’ dissent was in New Ice:

      The low cost of entry into the ice market, Brandeis maintained, leads to “wasteful,” “destructive,” and “ruinous” competition. For the duration, consumers “suffer” [sic] because producers “go to extremes in cutting prices.” Unable to recoup their fixed costs, Brandeis continued, some producers are forced out of business. Thus, “the business of ice . . . lends itself peculiarly to monopoly” and, presumably, monopoly pricing.

      So Brandeis was OK with certificate of need laws creating barriers to entry because more competition creates a monopoly, or something.

      1. Unable to recoup their fixed costs, Brandeis continued, some producers are forced out of business.

        But preventing businesses from existing in the first place is different from forcing producers out of business because…???

        Where’s Brandeis’ ghost so I can wring its neck?

        1. I’m opening the trap!

  36. Protesters Protest Other Protest Thing Grrr!!

    There were some birdwatchers involved, which i think is relevant somehow. No mention of whether they had any interest in Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing issues.

  37. http://www.politico.com/story/…..ton-217868

    This is an interesting article about Trump’s appeal to black voters. If Trump were to win, he would need a decent percentage of black votes, something that is unheard of in recent memory but polls say is entirely possible. Can you imagine the shock and butt hurt among white progressive if black people voted in large numbers for Trump?

    1. And I thought this election cycle couldn’t get more entertaining.

      Trump would be a disaster but watching the Blues tear themselves apart would be somewhat of a consolation.

      1. It would be a wonderful consolation. And I am unconvinced Trump would be any more of a disaster than any of the other candidates and would almost certainly be less of one than Hillary or Sanders.

    2. There was a Gallup poll the other day showing that Trump had the lowest favorables of any Republican with both Democrats and independent voters. If he wins 20% of the black vote, he still loses in a gargantuan landslide because Republicans can’t win if they don’t win the independent vote. And they won’t win independents with Donald Trump.

    3. This was first noted months ago. Trump scores higher with Blacks than any previous GOP candidate. He’s not anywhere near Hillary levels, but he beats the shit out of Sanders, which i think is something progressives fail to fully appreciate; as much as the Progs love to endless scream and moan about race, actual ‘black people’ (not their BLM college-buddies) hate their bullshit.

      1. The Progs are dumb enough and have enough pull over the Democratic Party, Sanders has a real chance at the nomination. If the shit finally hits the fan over the FBI having enough evidence to indict Hillary, and it looks like it will, it might be too late to bring in Biden. And if they can’t bring in Biden, Sanders wins by default.

        1. I honestly think this is the worst presidential election in US history.

          I try to console myself with the idea from Eric Hoffer… that the great strength of America is that we succeed “Despite” leaders. Nations that “need leaders” are weak by definition.

          But still…. I find myself thinking…. was there not even some *decent actor* who could have run? Schwarzenegger! Where art thou!?

          1. It is not good. the only thing you can say about Trump or any of the Republicans is that at least the media will hold them accountable. The problem with electing any Democrat is that the media will ensure that they can get away with any amount of corruption or incompetence.

            1. Trump is disgusting. But even if he is the choice, I think you are right and we need a republican president next, if only so the media holds him to account to some extent.

              I’m still not voting for any of those assholes.

              1. Trump would likely get himself impeached. That would be bad, but it would be infinitely preferable to Hillary and 8 years of totally unchecked theft and corruption and criminality. Really even a Sanders Presidency would be better than Hillary.

                1. Wait a minnit. If it winds up being Trump/Paul, and Trump gets impeached, Ima happy.

          2. Worst in US History? Go Google 1932 and get back to me.

            And that’s to say nothing of 1800, when you had that hideous hermaphraditical character that betrayed the revolution against a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.

            1. We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

          3. Hoffer also said that a nation that couldn’t gin up a mass movement, in a time of crisis resulting from political or cultural stagnancy, was probably fucked. And while I suspect he’s factually correct, it isn’t really a pleasant notion.

            1. TEA party anyone?

        2. …it might be too late to bring in Biden. And if they can’t bring in Biden, Sanders wins by default.

          As Rahm demonstrated during his first bid to become mayor of Chicago, election law is quite mutable. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I wouldn’t be surprised by anything that Team Blue tried to do.

          1. The problem with changing the rules to bring in Biden is that a whole lot of loyal Democratic voters like Sanders and would not take his getting screwed lying down. Bringing in Biden even at this date would likely split the party and doom the eventual nominee’s chances.

            1. Sanders supporters would absolutely have a fit. I just don’t think the power brokers in the Democrat party care what those little people want. What are they going to do, vote for icky Republicans? There is a chance; albeit a very, very small, chance that there would be a case of ‘FYTW’ from party bigwigs. IMO.

              1. And those voters would stay home or vote Green party.

    4. The only thing about why black voters would like him is that he’s more down to earth than a typical billionaire.

      OK, keep going…there has to be something else…

      1. A lot of black voters aren’t huge fans of immigration.

      2. I think his anti-immigrant shtick is part of it. Black blue collar workers have their jobs stolen just like whitey’s.

        1. That would be it, thank you.

  38. “A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court. ”

    Okay, but what percent thinks she is really Sarah Palin?

    1. Jerry Seinfield is the President

      1. I meant Springer

      2. “Dictators in cars getting coffee”

        sadly, I’d probably watch that

  39. Good stuff.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01……html?_r=0

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      [pause for breath]

      Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner Weiner

      Huh-huh, Weiner.

      1. “In May 2013, Huma Abedin and Anthony D. Weiner allowed filmmakers full access to his mayoral campaign with the hopes that the end result would document a spectacular political comeback…

        …Things did not go quite according to plan. “

        Yeah, you’d think the doco film-makers might have tried to highbrow-up the title a little bit.

        Apparently the “real story” though is how it portrays The Huma. Which is apparently ‘uncharitable’. And anything about her in the press is likely to stay alive all year long.

        “Even in scenes in which Ms. Abedin is not shown, the focus is almost always on her: How was she able to forgive Mr. Weiner the first time, the film repeatedly asks, and would she ever be able to forgive a second transgression?

        Ms. Abedin, who has worked for Mrs. Clinton since she was a 19-year-old college student and is so close to the former first lady that she is often referred to as a surrogate daughter, has lately become a source of intense controversy.’

        1. Huma could almost be hot except she always looks butt hurt. She just looks like an unpleasant person and that kills any chance of her being hot.

          1. GAAAHH!!! no sorry. she and her hubby look like recovering Bone Cancer patients.

            1. I like the Semitic types.

          2. Ehh, the camera isn’t nice to either of the Weiners.

        2. Oh, and Amy Chozick really couldn’t pass on this ending line

          “Mr. Weiner says in the film, at the very end: “I don’t regret letting you follow me around. I wanted to be viewed as the full person I was.

        3. How does someone work in the Clinton household since she was a 19-year-old college student and not get the ‘Hot Cosby’ from Bill?

          My guess is that Hillary threatened him with ‘Bobbitting’ for trying to horn in on her action.

          1. How does someone work in the Clinton household since she was a 19-year-old college student and not get the ‘Hot Cosby’ from Bill?

            Simple, they got the ‘Hot Cosby” from Hillary before Bill had his chance. That is how.

    2. As much as I loathe political couples like the Weiners, I think as much light as possible needs to be shined on them as possible. Maybe it will convince a few people outside of Libertarian/Conservative circles just how awful they are.

      1. No, Weiner seems like a creep, but not a rapist or some kind of prevert.

        Given my low expectations of Congresspersons, I’m not interested in his creepy online chats so long as it’s with adult (wo)men.

        1. I think Weiner is just an ambitious loser who saw being Hillary’s girlfriend’s beard as a way to the top. And it might have been if he could have maintained his privacy and had his own affairs with the discretion and media protection Huma and Hillary have had theirs.

        2. His behavior is indicative of his character. Or lack thereof.

          I just have a foolish dream that this documentary would bring more people into agreement with us.

  40. Unbelievable. I checked my university application today, and it’s saying that I need to do an English Language Proficiency exam. WTF… I left Canada at the end of the 11th grade, and I was in the English-immersion program (for 2 years) at the gymnasium I graduated from. Proficiency my ass, my native language is English. I’m going there in person tomorrow, hopeful it can be straightened out.

  41. That’s funny, I thought Al Jazeera was a *fan* of the Bill of Rights! /sarc

    “It is time to abolish the grand jury system…

    “Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice: the litany of names goes on and on…”

    Michael Brown? The guy whose behavior was such that even the Obama/Holder Justice Department wouldn’t prosecute the cop who shot him?

    “The grand jury system no longer serves any useful purpose or offers any protection from abuses of power.”

    I’ve linked an article with a more complex picture, including a grand jury which refused to indict a man who cursed at a police dog – the cops wanted this tried as a felony, and apparently the prosecutor didn’t have the guts to say no. Thank God the grand jury did.

    “In 1985, New York Judge Sol Wachtler famously said, “a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich,” commenting on the potential for prosecutorial abuse.”

    You’d think that by this time, Judge Wachtler would be more famous for his .

    “Abolishing grand juries would increase transparency in police shooting cases.”

    I don’t know about that, but it would make it easier for prosecutors to take dogs of cases to trial.

    1. You’d think Wachtler would bemore famous for his prison memoir.

    2. So much for Blackstone’s Formulation.

  42. Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

    http://www.foxnews.com/politic…..grams.html

  43. Sarah Palin Endorsing Trump

    Huh… maybe she really is as dumb as the progtards claimed.

    1. Actually, I am fairly sure that SP’s IQ falls fairly safely within the same bounds as most of our Prezdinks’ or candidates over the last several years (ie somewhere in the range of 120-140) it is safe to say that she, like GWB is remarkably incurious, that is to say that while she may be quite capable of serious thinking, she doesn’t actually ever do any.

  44. A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court.

    AND THEY VOTE!

    1. Mostly for American Idol.

  45. A new study found that 10 percent of college students believe TV’s “Judge Judy” sits on the Supreme Court.

    How many believe she sits on a Supreme Pizza?

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