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  1. Details emerge about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

    Start your conspiracies.

    1. Hello.

      “Canada’s latest anti-prostitution effort is literally called the “Saving The Girl Next Door Act.””

      Now that’s literally thinking of the children!

      But what happens if the girl next door really is a tramp by choice?

      Messy, messy.

      1. Isn’t that sexist?

        1. Probably.

          These days you have to watch every single word. You have to carefully craft a sentence so that you take care to not offend every possible person, group or entity.

          I’m not that diligent or classy a guy.

      2. Canadian prostitutes? It takes like an hour to get all the flannel off. Not worth it.

        “Lookin’ for a good time, eh?”

        1. That’s what the trap door in the union suit is for, ya hoser.

          1. Yeah but you gotta get through all those other layers first.

  2. Canada’s latest anti-prostitution effort is literally called the “Saving The Girl Next Door Act.”

    What’s All This Aboot Over There Eh? Act.

    1. Saving the girl Next Door for what, exactly?

        1. Not just porn, but good Canadian Content porn, eh?

  3. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    No othering conservatives now?

    1. An armed society is a polite society.

    2. Who the fuck are they letting into Texas?!!!! Like seriously who in their right mind lacks so much dignity that they are willing to come off as a whiny bitch IN TEXAS?!!!! That’s like baring your neck to me when I’m in a feeding mood.

      SUCK IT UP AND GO CRY IN YOUR ROOM AND DO IT QUIETLY.

      1. It’s all the north east and California refugees who come here because it’s great and then try to implement the thinking that made their places shitholes.

        1. But it couldn’t been the policies that made it fail. They just had the wrong top men, and an unwilling citizenry.

        2. Texas used to be solidly Democratic. Maybe they are just coming home now…

          1. It ain’t former Texans coming back in droves.

            I live in Austin, and it’s hard to find someone here who was born here … including me.

          2. They may have been called Democrats back in those days but they never were the Nancy Pelosi Proggy Dems.

      2. It’s a professor, fer chrissakes. Expect all prog all the time as the default, even in TX.

  4. Melinda Gates’ new “philanthropic priority” is housework equity.

    They want my wife to feel the same amount of guilt for being lazy around the house as I do?

    1. I’m guessing what they don’t want is for women to start doing more lawn-mowing, yard work, car maintenance and home repairs.

      1. That’s not housework-housework.

      2. Men’s chores are leisure, women’s leisure is unpaid work.

      3. lawn-mowing, yard work

        If you ask my dad, that’s what kids are for

      4. Even in Finland, a country that seems more progressive on gender issues, women sweep, scrub, and change diapers for 137 minutes daily, and men do for just 91.

        We’re only counting the most important household chores here. It’s interesting that they even left cooking out.

        1. Maybe men do it faster.

          1. They probably don’t sweep the diapers.

            1. But they do sweep the leg.

              1. They grab the leg…

            2. Save us Grammarman!

          2. I am reluctant to make any comments after yesterday morning’s “what women want when voting article,” but I do know in my own household when I make dinner I clean up as I go and use fewer dishes/utensils than my wife*.

            *This does not mean my way is better, only faster. I do not resent my wife.

            1. Clean as you go = better.

              Use fewer utensils = cross-contamination. YOU SIR ARE GROSS.

              1. 🙁

                1. 2+6=8… but so does 4+4 and 7+1.

                  One isn’t inherently better than the others; it’s all just personal preference.

              2. Use fewer utensils = cross-contamination. YOU SIR ARE GROSS.

                I chop the veggies first and put them aside, then re-use the knife and cutting board for the raw meat. Fucking mise en place, how does it work?

                1. I chop the veggies first and put them aside, then re-use the knife and cutting board for the raw meat. Fucking mise en place, how does it work?
                  Spoon-licker.

                  1. Spoon-licker.

                    That’s called ‘quality control.’ If you don’t want to taste my saliva, don’t eat at my house. But you do want to eat at my house, because my food is fucking delicious.

              3. A dirty kitchen means a robust immune system.

              4. “It all mixes in your stomach”

                /my grandpa

              5. I clean as I go, too. Maybe it’s a male thing.

            2. This is absolutely accurate. My mom was always a way dirtier cook than my dad. Usually, I would get to do the dishes three or four times if she was making a big meal, only once if my dad was. And she doesn’t understand that she needs to clean as she goes. I learned that from Boy Scouts, since we had a pair of geniuses that continually made our patrol stove a huge mess, we instituted a clean as you go policy, and had a lot less cleanup afterwards. When you’re the one scraping off the grease from the burgers till all hours of the night, you are going to do a better job cleaning the back of the stove as you cook.

              1. I think it’s the difference between an intuitive and a scientific approach to cooking. My wife is a very intuitive cook, so she is constantly running to the fridge, measuring out something and dirtying up 3 things in the process. I’m a very scientific cook (my intuition for flavors is mediocre), so I have everything measured and set up before I start. For me, everything is washed and put away except for hot pans by the time the food hits the table. For my wife… well, our sink is overflowing with 3 nights of cooking equipment because I haven’t had the time to wash it.

        2. because women spend half the time talking to their child about the importance of changing a diaper. the no-nonsense technique is to either lean over (if you’re using a table) or throw your leg over (if on the ground) to control the hips and block the arms.

          1. You gotta catch the kid first and that can be tricky, since the tranquilizer dosage in the darts changes constantly as they grow.

            1. Always use the biggest diapers, it takes longer for em to fill up.

              Means less changing.

              1. Also, a rodeo background helps.

          2. Thank goodness my daughter potty trained before she figured out defiance. (She’s not very defiant even at 2.25, but still.) When she decides to fight going to the toilet, she has an accident, it’s gross, she knows it, and it doesn’t happen again for quite a while.

            1. we’ve turned it into a competitive sport during transition. who can get to the toilet first. it’s worked well.

        3. so almost four hours of sweep scrub change daily for a two parent household? Finns must be fucking slobs or live like rock stars in a hotel to create that much work for themselves. I wonder how accurate these numbers are in this slanted article whose author has an agenda

          1. It also fails to take into account cleanliness standards. My step mom wants every glass and wood surface in the house windexed once every two weeks. I on the other hand don’t even own windex. I don’t think it’s right in the slightest to count make work as necessary chores.

          2. About as accurate as the study Bailey wrote about yesterday.

            1. And for the same reason.

      5. Of course not. Those are jobs for Mexicans.

        Maybe her whole plan is to tell people to work harder (or marry well) so that they can hire people to do the housework.

        And honestly, I bet a lot of the people promoting this do actually want women to do more of the traditional “man’s work”.

    2. I don’t know why this should be a matter for public concern. Women have every opportunity to be equal in jut about everything these days. Who does the housework should be up to the individuals involved, I would think.

      1. What I’m getting from this, see, is that there are lots of women who have poor communications skills and lack assertiveness. They marry men who don’t do housework, and are too passive-aggressive to resolve the issue. The only people who care about how they keep their house are one party’s mother and social workers.

        This thread can only be saved by the power of boobs.

        1. Ugh, to have her cheekbones.

        2. I was expecting hamster boobs.

          I lasted 0 seconds. I went for the eyes second.

          1. Eyes? [looks again] Oh, yes, nice eyes.

        3. Look, OK? We all know bitches be crazy. How can we take anything you post seriously?

        4. Thank you. You have made me happy.

        5. She’s got very pretty eyes. And my GF has large breasts, so that’s not my top priority in checking out women, cause I’m not deprived there.

          1. **COUGH** humblebrag **COUGH**

      2. Note that the metric used for comparison is “unpaid hours of work per day”, not “total hours of work per day”.

        So what if a woman does more unpaid work and less paid work than a man?

        Would it be better for a woman to clean and cook for the household next door for pay, and then hire domestic help for her own home? According to this metric, yes. Would she really be better off? The answer is clearly no, because she would have to pay self-employment and income taxes for a heretofore untaxed activity. She would also be subjected to innumerable government regulations that were not binding in her own home.

        Melinda Gates is just a buttinsky nanny-statist on the order of Bloomberg.

        1. Not to mention that the man commonly is not his own boss, while the women get to do much of their work with friends (other women), at home, and quite possibly under less pressure and restrictions to perform.

          Another interesting factor is that men have lower standards. Much of the cleaning and decorating women do is in excess of male preference; women are doing it because they prefer a cleaner – more (and differently!) decorated place than men.

    3. Interesting point in the article that shows how little the author actual looked at their own graphics. They specifically mention sleep deprived moms, but fail to notice that in every country mentioned except Mexico women get more sleep than men. It’s also interesting to note that America does better than Canada in terms of distribution. Doesn’t Canada have all those laws progs are constantly wishing for to equalize men and women.

      1. You know, you defending men like this makes me uncomfortable. You’ve really earned some complaining. Please complain some.

    4. When was the last time Melinda picked up a brush and scrubbed a toilet?

      1. MORE RECENTLY THAN BILL.

    5. In my house we will, at some point during the year, have a snake try and take up residency in either the garage or shed. The snake can be anything from your happy little garter snake to a timber rattler (thankfully we are not in the range for a cottonmouth; that will result in the shed being burned down). The removal of said snake is a chore that falls squarely on my shoulders. It might take me 10-20 minutes to do so and I’ll only have to do it once or twice a year. However it easily offsets quite a few hours my wife spends doing her chores. It is a trade–off we are both perfectly happy with and, to my knowledge, there is no resentment of it from either party.

      1. It is a trade–off we are both perfectly happy with and, to my knowledge, there is no resentment of it from either party.

        That is the key, as long as both partners agree with who does what, then it doesn’t matter what the breakdown in hours are.

    6. I replaced the dryer rollers. What’s the equivalent loads of laundry?

    7. I dream of a world of housework equity.

      Unless that is you consider my wife sitting on the couch “searching for puppy classes” for a dog that I was absolutely opposed to getting because I knew I would be the one left picking up after it “housework”

    8. In fairness to her, she’s talking on the global level, and there might well be an issue in the developing world.

      1. Relatively few households in the developing world have a washing machine, a dryer, or an automatic dishwasher, not to mention the innumerable gadgets that the typical US household has. Many do not have hot water, running water, potable water, an oven, or a gas/electric stove. Obviously there’s going to be a lot more work to maintain a household in the developing world.

        Division of labor … how does it work?

        1. So, uh cave girl does cave work. Cave men kills mammoth. Brings her food. In terms of Melindaconomics, is she getting paid?

  5. A Canadian Court has ruled that private bequests to fund scholarships for “white, single, heterosexuals” is illegal and counter to “public policy”

    Once again Canada stands up against “white privilege” And since this ruling is based on following the governments public policy it will have no effect on the many private and public scholarships set up in favor of black, native american, homosexual, etc since they follow public policy

    http://news.nationalpost.com/n…..l-students

    1. Anoher example of white privilege, I guess.

    2. It makes sense in a country with some citizens denied public housing in Muslim only buildings even when those are the only vacancies.

  6. Utah Senators unanimously supported a resolution to declare porn a “public health crisis.”

    Zika Does Salt Lake.

    1. Another once-useful phrase drained of all meaning.

  7. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    “Are you talking to me?”

    1. The University of Houston is all hat, no cattle.

  8. Canada’s latest anti-prostitution effort is literally called the “Saving The Girl Next Door Act.”

    If it’s for Elisha Cuthbert and Tim Olyphant, I’m in.

    1. Elisha ‘Sloppy Seconds’ Cuthbert.

      http://www.torontosun.com/2013…..ly-imagine

      1. Wonder what she looks like these days…

        1. She looked even better a few years ago on Happy Endings, so she’s probably doing alllll right today.

          1. “She should change her name to Knick-Knack Paddy, because that girl is WHACK. AWWWWWWW SNAAAAP”

  9. “Free college” mostly helps students who would get a degree anyway.

    And the ones likely to keep voting Democrat.

    1. “Free college”

      They could have free college, just conscript the schools staff and pay them nothing. I wonder how that would go down with Sanders supporters?

      1. They would much rather conscript other people’s labor to make them pay for it through more taxes.

        1. I question the genuine commitment to “free schools” by these activists. They all have the opportunity for free education, room and board, clothing, meals, job training, guaranteed employment, and life-long pension and health care, yet they pass it up. Simply by joining any branch of the armed services they could suckle on government teat for life and live harmoniously in a safe, cared for, relationship with their benevolent overlords.

          1. But then we would have to commit to something. You don’t understand, we want something for nothing

          2. You obviously do not understand the concept of a truly free lunch.

      2. And highway mediums aren’t being used for anything. Hold the classes there.
        And house the homeless in the dorms.
        .

        1. Just think if it were legal to live in storage units. We could house all the poor for $50 a month.

      3. That might run afoul of the 13th amendment. I think you have to pay them something. Is that how they justify a military draft or is there some other secret exception to the 13th that they use?

        1. The court ruling on the draft and the 13th amendment was “of course congress didn’t intend the 13th amendment to include the draft!” I wish I was making that up.

          1. Anti-penumbras!

    2. This just pisses me off.

      Most taxpayers in this country are working class folk with no college degree. These lazy assholes want working class citizens to pay for their “free” education which will allow them (presumably) to make more than these working class people. This is just more retribution, but it is redistribution from the have-nots to the haves.

      Bernie Sanders is criminal. He wants to steal from non constituents to pay off his constituents. But then, he’s a socialist. Why should I be surprised?

  10. “Apple is under siege from the feds to unlock at least nine iPhones nationwide, in addition to the one used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. ”

    I swear I won’t cum in your mouth…again

    1. This will only hurt a little.

    2. “JUST THIS ONE PHONE!!!1!!!!!”

    3. I eagerly await all those people who said this was “Just about one single phone” to pivot their argument to “See, it is a crisis of technology and something must be done!” And the irony of reversing their argument in less than a week will be completely lost on them.

    4. 9 cases but 12 phones.

      much more detail here.

    5. It’s obvious that the feds hate Apples phone security and seek to squash it before it becomes too accepted.

  11. Glen Beck speech gets ignored when Trump enters the building

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GKrFo6cZWI

  12. I posted it on a dying thread so I’ll post it here.

    If you want to know why many of us yokeltarians don’t think we could ever align ourselves with today’s left, here’s why:

    Just read the comments.

    1. You’re paying for my new laptop, sloopy. I just threw mine across the room.

      1. There was a good comment

        Someone said this shows how good Cuban health care was since he lived into his 90’s

        A person replied, “Yeah is good if your last name is Castro”.

        1. Morgan Gritley
          great leaders and they have had long lives. so many attempts at assasinating castro by the usofa. you know the land of democracy. the land of the great american empire. the usofa, the country that put thugs in power throughout latin america. causing rivers of blood, tears and pain for the latin american.

          i’m so glad that latin america has come into their own. cuba and the castros were a major force in that. their people should always be proud of what they have acomplished. RIP Ramon,.

          LOfuckingL

          1. Ramon died?

            Communism will never be the same.

            1. And yet Fidel’s still kickin’.

              1. Well, the drunk driver always survives.

                1. There’s a throwaway line in one of the books from Ken MacLeod’s Fall Revolution series about how the U.S. government is PISSED that Fidel lived long enough that clinical immortality has become widely available.

    2. Can’t access ’em. How bad are they?

      1. Take a retard breeding with a moron. Then have their two offspring inbreed for three generations.

        It’s worse than the result of that.

      2. Tell me about the rights e have in this country! Voing rights are being torn down; the right to health care is minmal; the right to safety programs for the poor is dwindling; the right to a home is a myth; we do not have the right to travel to Cuba; there is no free speech…Our rights are controlled by a few in congress. Is that your idea og total freedom

        1. Yeah, someone doesn’t understand rights.

        2. They don’t understand freedom, either, for that matter.

        3. “the right to safety programs for the poor is dwindling; the right to a home is a myth”

          Man, every country on Earth must be a shithole since a grand total of zero nations have ever managed to guarantee every person a home.

          1. it’s not that everybody needs to be guaranteed a home, but I think we can agree that everybody has the right to have a home. It is symbolic of our struggle for equality.

            -Loretta/Stan

          2. “…the right to a home is a myth…”

            So even a waterhead can get something correct every once in a while.

        4. Someone took away their right to free typing instruction.

        5. This comment was about the last that I could stomach. This commenter made several idiotic posts.

          Strawmen, lies, and made up rights (like right to a home) show that this person is just another malcontent who wants everything handed to them–or need everything handed to them–because they are unable or unwilling to work for them themselves. Poor lazy bastards.

    3. Then I’ll just repost this, too:

      “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”

      ? John Derbyshire

      1. That is one of the best quotes ever.

        1. It would be cool to post that in the Huffpo comments on Castro. Just to watch the shit storm.

          1. I would, but I don’t like using commenting systems tied to Facebook.

          2. Especially because it’s a quote from Derbyshire.

            1. Why do you say that? Is Derbyshire black?

              1. Apparently Derbyshire is almost as racist as Irish.

      2. You got to love shipdits who give props to Marxist regimes that bring literacy to Spanish speaking countries. As if that was some kind of magical feat. Any illiterate Spanish speaker can be taught to read in a couple weeks. Spanish is written exactly as it sounds. When that happens it is more about forcing a bunch of people to pick up a skill they simply saw no need for.

        1. They taught us how to pronounce everything in Spanish in elementary school in Texas, then we never talked about pronunciation again through 11th grade, except regional differences like the letter ‘b’.

    4. OMG. The comments are horrific!

      1. A good look into the minds of liberals. America=worstest most horrific evar! Cuba=paradise on earth!

        1. It’s mind-blowingly retarded.

    5. People think we could align ourselves with today’s left?

      Maybe it’s just me because I think politics is hopeless, but I don’t see how libertarians can align with anyone except on certain specific issues.

      1. Somebody suggested it a few years ago, so it must be complained about until the Sun swells into a red giant and swallows the Earth.

      2. I have no illusions about conservatives. They drive me nuts. But my God leftists have turned into the night of the living dead. I have no idea how you deal with them anymore.

        1. Mostly by keeping my mouth shut when they start in with some bullshit.

          1. I’ve finally gotten it through my dense skull not to engage with the Bern victims on social media anymore – eventually, Hillary will get the nomination and they’ll Bern themselves out and we can be friends again.

            It was actually refreshing to come across a guy who is really gung-ho for Trump the other day.

          2. Mostly by keeping my mouth shut when they start in with some bullshit.

            This.

            My wife was hanging out with her mom and sisters last weekend, and they got into talking politics. She ended up just shutting the hell up after her mom and sisters started making the “Biblical case” for their progressive points of view by starting each sentence with “well, I believe…”

    6. Why can’t these people who love Cuba so much just move there. Give the state all your worldly possessions and I’m sure they’d be willing to find a farm for you to work on. These kids seem to truly believe it’s a better way of life, so there should be nothing stopping them from signing up.

      1. Why go there when you can import it?

      2. Except they don’t really believe it’s better. Revealed v. stated preferences.

      3. They have no possessions that have been earned through hard work. So to them it’s a pretty sweet trade: they give up the few things they’ve accumulated (their unicycle, their mustache wax collection, their selfie stick and their student loan debt) and in return they get to watch everybody who has more than them be frog marched to a firing squad after having all of their accumulated wealth “redistributed” to the people (read: the central committee).

        1. And when their gay friends and gender non-conforming baristas are marched into concentration camps, that will open up some time in their social calendar to get some amazing Instagrams of crumbling residential architecture before America ruins it with Starbucks and Walmart.

          1. The lack of awareness is stunning. I got into it with a med school student wearing a Che t-shirt while I was at U of L. I asked him if his Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot t-shirts were all dirty or if he really just had a thing for guys in berets lining homosexuals up against a wall to be shot.

        2. Silly sloopy, Cuba doesn’t do firing squads for kulaks and horders anymore! That’s so last decade. It’s all about forced labor in the sugar plantations now.

    7. These people make my soul hurt

  13. Apple is under siege from the feds to unlock at least nine iPhones nationwide,

    Nein to nine, as Herman Caine almost said.

  14. Apple is under siege from the feds to unlock at least nine iPhones nationwide, in addition to the one used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

    That’s impossible. The government keeps insisting that it’s only the one phone, and they totally aren’t trying to set a precedent!

  15. Meanwhile, the world’s biggest hotel chain has removed on-demand porn from all locations globally.

    Unless they’re removing wifi access, as well…

    1. They could and probably do block access to porn sites on their wifi

      1. Net neutrality.

    1. No doubt that central bank clowns are shocked by this totally predictable development.

    2. Another term for negative interest rates is banks stealing people’s savings.

      1. And with mandatory direct deposit at so money employers, it will be hard to avoid. Especially for less financially literate people (who are probably also poorer).

      2. There is a lot of talking about people’s short term savings, but the real impact is peoples’ 401ks and other retirement accounts. The whole purpose of these is long term savings. I pulled a good chunk out of the market in january, because of my company’s limited options for mutual funds. It now sits in a Money Market account.

        If we go ZIR, I am penalized for not putting my money in a terrible market. Awesome.

        1. When I took a new job at the end of 2014. I made the concious decision to not take the 401k match and put my contribution to current savings and paying down debt. Paying off 4% mortgage and car notes faster and building cash is a better return than -10% earnings. Even with the “lost” match. I don’t have much faith that the current market conditions are anything like the past. I’d rather have the maneuving room of low debt and cash in hand.

        2. That’s the whole idea: gotta prop that market up somehow.

  16. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    They have to fear firing and a firing, now I guess.

      1. Well, that’s triggering.

        1. Look, nobody should go off half-cocked.

          1. Everybody’s just loaded, let them burn it off.

  17. FBI: Unlock these nine phones!

    Apple: Nein?!?

    1. Hey, what if those nine phones belong to the Nazgul? Wouldn’t you want to know what Sauron is ordering them to do?

      1. Indeed — the universe is full of unknowns — we can’t prove that wasn’t the case.

      2. Dude, just find the One Phone to Rule Them All, and toss it in a volcano!

      3. Bernie is a honorary woman, so his superpower is the ability to kill the Witch King of Angmar.

        The nation turns its desperate eyes to you, Bernie Sanders.
        Will you answer the call?

        1. I just pictured the scene with Bruce/Caitlyn as Eowyn.

          1. I would watch that movie, but i’d get real high first.

        2. I guess Bernie is no man.

          1. It’s true, this man has no dick.

            1. +1 Ghostbusters

        3. So Bernie is fated to kill Hillary?

        4. A hobbit killed the Witch King, using a magical blade.

          /Nerd War

          1. Actually, Merry’s stab to the back of the knee with a Westernesse balde broke the enchantment which gave the Witch King invulnerability to normal blades, but Eowyn’s stab to the face did the actual killing. You cannot out Tolkien nerd me, good sir.

  18. I wonder if the strategy of the Feds here isn’t to just inundate Apple with so many request and legal battles to unlock individual phones that eventually they’ll cave and just give them the backdoor they want.

    1. Or, they are just judge shopping until they find one willing to rule the way they want.

    2. On NPR this AM they said this is one of the reasons Apple switched to their newest software. They have been constantly asked to send unlock codes to phones for the past 5 years, and the new encryption was to make it so they no longer had that capability. I guess they didn’t count on the government forcing them to build that capability as well.

  19. USA’s Northeast Megalopolis from Space

    The near continuity of the lights seem to add credence to the 1960s-era prediction that the entire stretch is evolving into one continuous city.

    1. +1 Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis

    2. Now, look at Cuba or North Korea. Then ask a progtard which is more appealing.

      1. “I bet the people can really see the stars without all those electric lights!”

        1. And burning dung in ovens is preferable to heating with natural gas because dung is renewable or something.

  20. Not news, but it sort of amused me. I received an email from Rachel Dolezal today. I’ll just post the opening paragraph, but it sounds like she has fallen on hard times. You can probably guess where it goes.

    Good Day to you My Dear friend,

    I am Mrs.Rachel H. Dolezal, I am a US citizen, 59 years Old. I reside here in Jacksonville Florida. My residential address is as follows. 11287-5 Estancia Villa Cir, Jacksonville, FL, 32246, United States, am thinking of relocating since I am now rich, I am one of those that took part in The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Oil Compensation award payment in Africa many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over US$26,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

    1. I’m always tempted to respond to see where it goes. Or respond with a ‘fuck off already’.

    2. Hee hee.
      I get these scams as work offers sometimes: enforce my foreign judgment for child support! I’m in Japan, he’s in Michigan and owes me $26,000. You as the attorney can keep a contingency for all of the work you do.

      Riiiiight.

    3. Perhaps we can get Florida Man to pay her a visit?

    4. I got one recently from Bernie Madoff who has hidden treasures in secret accounts that no one knows about !

  21. Can’t you at least turn off your radio and/or dash cam if you’re gonna jack it while on duty”?

    Bonus points for him looking like a guy that would jack it in his car while on duty. Unless he was pulling a hedgehog, but I can’t see that happening.

    1. I got beaten up for posting this yesterday! Anyway …

      SC police officer charged relaxed after performing sex act on himself in patrol car

      FTFY

    2. Sure, like you’ve never masturbated on your employers dime or in a public space, Mr. sanctimonious Texan.

    3. I would rather they all by occupied as such

    4. On the upside, he’s probably less likely to go shoot a 4 year old girl or her puppy.

      1. How long before we hear of a cop (in Florida obviously) blasting a load into a puppy’s face? Followed by shooting it, obviously.

        1. You’ve got the sequence wrong, but other than that, any day.

  22. If Trump wins but the leadership doesn’t like it, is there a mechanism by which they can prevent him from seizing it or are all these victories sealed so to speak?

    1. No. Trump is going to be the nominee. He has won in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Could there be three more different states? No one is beating him.

    2. I am sure they do, they might not be ethical or even legal but there are ways, and courts take so long to rule that the election would be over before that happened.

      In 1940 the Republicans put up Wendel Wilkie at the last moment even though he was a long term democrat, had voted and given money to FDR, never held public office and only claim to fame was being a lawyer and ran a power company. But Wendel was pro-war intervention while the other major candidates had been more isolationist. After losing to FDR Wilkie went to work for him pushing for intervention.

    3. There used to be some further post-vote process in caucus states, but a lot of those were torn down in response to Ron Paul’s attempts to steal delegates from caucus winners at state conventions in 2012.

  23. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    I think this might help Robby’s case that what’s going on in campus isn’t new, just people are more aware of it. Having teachers acting like delicate snowflakes, while others like Click take on the activist part.

  24. Screw the Feds those d ags need to to their own legwork.

    http://www.Anon-Net.tk

    1. shut up, mickey, and pour the lad a proper drink.

      1. Laters!

    2. ROFL Aint it the truth dude !

      http://www.Your-Mom.gov

  25. What’s the best breakfast?

    1. Bacon and eggs.

      1. This, but usually I eat two eggs over an avocado because I don’t want to clean up bacon grease on a daily basis.

    2. The heart of your enemy….on whole wheat toast. With a big mug of medium roast Kona coffee.

      1. After “feasting” on his widow?

        I’m asking for a friend.

      2. Kona coffee

        Peasant. I prefer Ethiopian coffees, hand poured. It really allows the subtle notes of dried fruit and chocolate to stand out.

          1. I just enjoy the finer things in life.

            1. That’s it, I am going to add “hipsters” to the commenter lists I keep.

              1. I’ve long maintained that hipsters serve a valuable role when it comes to food and coffee. I just prefer to not interact with them outside of commercial transactions.

            2. Don’t listen to him LP, he thinks McDonalds coffee is the pinnacle expression of the majestic coffee fruit.

              1. Speaking of Strong Ethiopian, did you ever get to try it with a pat o’ KerryGold?

            3. Some of the Harar crops were popping with strong blueberry notes a few years ago. /former roaster

              1. *adds Dan’s name to hipster list.”

        1. Hand-poured by Ethiopians?

    3. To crush your waffles, to see bacon crisped before you and to hear the lamentations of the omelets.

      1. *frowns*

        I like yours better.

        1. The coffee should have been served in a skull.

      1. That’s some good “less complaining about the wife” stuff right there. More romance.

        1. Crusty’s ‘warm loving hug’ has some bonus features that you might not care for.

          Waking up with a sore greasy butt isn’t even the worst of it.

          1. Alright, the campaign to get this place more female friendly is entirely for naught. … fucked up is probably more fitting.

            1. It’s fitting after the first couple times.

              1. Yes. Fucked up.

    4. “Breakfast” is triggering. Blocked.

    5. That’s a tough question. It depends on my mood. It’s tough to beat a good breakfast burrito, but it can also be tough to find a truly good one.

      There also used to be a breakfast place in town where I would usually get corn cakes, biscuits, bacon, grits, and scrapple. Unfortunately they closed.

      And of course there is always the awesome glory of the McGriddle (still not on the all-day breakfast menu, which is literally the biggest injustice since the Great Leap Forward).

      1. Not a whole lot of discussion about breakfast – or ANY meal – during the “Great Leap Forward”….

    6. How do you rate cold pizza? (And which is the best kind, cold?)

      1. Here, Sevens outs him/herself as a current college undergrad.

      2. Cold pizza can be great. For early morning pizza, I prefer more generic chains like Domino’s to higher quality pizzas, which are best enjoyed fresh.

        1. Nah… the only place for cold pizza is the garbage.

      3. Breakfast pizza: sausage and/or pepperoni, re-warmed for 45 sec in the nuclear heatbox, with american cheese, over medium fried eggs, and apple butter on top. It works!

        1. Hm. I dislike re-warmed pizza. Better left at room temperature.

      4. Cold fried chicken is a very close second.

    7. I had two large bottles of Powerade and have gone through about half a tin of altoids. It’s not ideal but it is masking the fine buzz I still have going.

      Auction days are brutal.

      1. What kind of auctions ?

    8. One part toast, one part pancakes, two parts bacon, butter to taste. Serve with Irish breakfast tea. The perfect breakfast.

      1. Pretty good. Though not for workdays. I generally prefer waffles. They’re lighter and tastier.

      2. I laughed too hard at this.

    9. To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentations of their women?

  26. I was rereading the Trump thread from last night. I was getting static for pointing out that Trump won the Hispanic vote. Couldn’t figure out what that was about . . .

    Maybe it’s that a lot of Trump fanboys like him specifically because they think he enrages Hispanics?

    Maybe pointing out that Trump enjoys more popularity with Hispanics than they realize fucks with their whole anti-immigration .

    What’s the point of being a Trump fanboy to stick it to Hispanics if Hispanic voters like Trump better than the Hispanic candidates he’s running against?

    Maybe that’s what’s going on.

    1. https://reason.com/blog/2016/02/24/ trump-wins-nevada-caucus#comment

    2. Screw them Ken. He did and it’s important to understand why. Perhaps Hispanic means more than Dalmia’s and reason’s racist stereotypes illegal aliens mowing lawns and putting up drywall.

      1. Or maybe Hispanics who are hanging drywall are blue collar and are responding more to Trump’s economic populism, just like with Trump’s non-Hispanic, white voters.

        The progressives are morally wrong to put everyone into a racial (or other) category and assign each of them various narratives, but they’re also wrong on the facts. Not every Hispanic feels the same way about the same things.

        Caitlyn Jenner is supposed to be progressive because she’s transgender. Poor whites are supposed to socialists, too, that’s one of the reasons why progressives hate poor whites–they defy their assigned narrative.

        1. That too. Even if you support amnesty, that doesn’t mean you are a single issue voter on it.

          1. I would wager that a lot of Hispanics have small businesses, and see the whole Trump “F*** them all to death” view of the establishment and big businesses makes sense to them.

        2. I keep seeing progs complaining about poor white folk who “vote against their own best interests” by not going for prog candidates, and i’m like, “Do you have any idea how condescending it sounds to say that?”

          1. Like the fashion victim linked last night who caught shit from everyone around him for walking around NYC in Trump-themed clothing.

          2. False consciousness, the foolproof way to never have to examine your own prejudices.

            1. It makes me feel bad to know that’s what you actually think.

    3. “Maybe pointing out that Trump enjoys more popularity with Hispanics than they realize fucks with their whole anti-immigration .”

      He enjoys more popularity with Republican Hispanics who are a small subset of all Hispanics. His ratings among Hispanics overall are abysmal.

      1. “Hispanics…are abysmal.”

        -Irish

        1. +1 truth

        2. ^ This is actually a pretty accurate representation of how certain Reason commenters read the seat belt thread.

          1. certain Reason commenters

            Black people, right?

            1. There are like two black people who comment here. I’m pretty sure they’re rarer than female libertarians.

              TIWTANBL

              1. That Is What Tammy Asked Nick Before Lunch?

        3. Cruz should steal that for his next Rubio attack ad.

      2. About 10% of the Republican turnout last night was Hispanic.

        Vegas is 30% Hispanic.

        I don’t think that means he got 3% of the Hispanic vote. It might mean a third of the Hispanic vote breaks Republican.

        Meanwhile, Trump beat two Hispanic candidates among Hispanic voters.

        Like I said, it’s reasonable to assume that those Hispanics are tracking the blue collar vote. I’ve been saying for a long time that Trump’s constituency is the old Reagan Democrat vote–middle class, blue collar workers in places like the northeast who felt abandoned by the Democratic Party. The Reagan Democrats thought Democrats were only concerned about minorities, the very poor, people on welfare, etc. It should be noted that Reagan Democrats were disproportionately Catholic.

        Well, third and fourth generation Mexican-Americans don’t necessarily identify with illegal aliens fresh across the border from Mexico. And the Democratic Party has been all about making war on the middle class–something many blue collar, Mexican-Americans are part of. The Democratic Party is seen by these people as being for gays and Black Lives Matter–little of which has anything to do with them. For many middle-class Hispanics, they’re becoming just as white as Italians or the Irish.

        If Trump took a third of the Hispanic vote (if there really is such a thing), that would be significant. And he’s likely to do better in the general election (with swing voting Hispanics) than he did in a closed Republican primary.

        1. “And he’s likely to do better in the general election (with swing voting Hispanics) than he did in a closed Republican primary.”

          How do you figure this? Isn’t it actually more likely he’ll do worse among Hispanics in the general because the Hispanics who show up to a Republican caucus are far more conservative than overall Hispanics? Why the hell would swing voting Hispanics be more likely to vote Trump than Republican Hispanics?

          “For many middle-class Hispanics, they’re becoming just as white as Italians or the Irish.”

          I agree with this to some extent, but a lot of them still view Trump as a bigot. And the Hispanic poverty rate is 50% so ‘middle class Hispanics’ aren’t exactly a huge percentage of the total.

          1. If you look at studies of people declaring their class, some crazy 90+% of Americans consider themselves Middle Class. So it’s not unreasonable for some people who are poor to still vote for Trump.

          2. “Why the hell would swing voting Hispanics be more likely to vote Trump than Republican Hispanics?”

            1. Holy crap it most of my response!

              Fuckin gerbils.

              Anyway, suffice it to say, last night suggests Hispanics aren’t about to swing away from Trump–or they would have rejected him. Instead, he trounced with Hispanics. If they’d gone 98% against Trump, that would be different.

              Meanwhile, if I’m right about Trump’s support being like the old Reagan Democrats, then what made them Reagan Democrats was being registered Democrats that voted for Reagan. Those registered Democrats who are responding to Trump’s message were barred from participating last night. It is reasonable to assume that when Democrats can participate in the general election, that swing voting Hispanic Democrats will go to Trump more so than Hispanic Republicans will swing to Hillary.

              I repeat, Hispanics did not reject Trump last night. They embraced him and gave him a sloppy wet kiss.

  27. Here’s a nutpunch for you. Since it’s a series of tweets, I’ll summarize it for you.

    A 17 year old black kid swerves to avoid hitting a cat and gets charged with reckless driving. Cop’s report says he was doing donuts and left 360 degree tire marks on the road. In court, defense produces photos showing the straight tire marks. The photos were taken by the boy’s mom after it happened. DA dismisses charges. Cop goes home safely. Nothing else happens.

    If this kid’s mom hadn’t taken photos, he’d have a criminal record, all based on the word of a piece of shit cop. He’s still out the attorney fees and court costs. By the way, the guy tweeting was his attorney, Greg Doucette. He’s also running for NC state senate.

    1. Permit me: “Bad cop! No donut!”

    2. Cop should be fired for that or even charged with wrongful charging. Shame

      1. You’re letting him off too light.

        False affidavit = perjury

        1. If mens rea applies, he could simply claim that he did not know what he wrote was false.

    3. Uh, he was black. So obviously he was prone to commit these crimes. Because math.

      /The Emerald Bigot

      1. Yeah, your argument regarding this subject is still retarded. What you lack in intelligence you more than make up in smug condescension though.

        Let me ask a question: Do banks give fewer loans to African Americans because they’re racists or because the average black person has a lower credit score? If you answered lower credit score (which is the correct answer) then you agree with the point I was making in the seatbelt thread, which is that racial disparities are not proof of racism. They could just as well be evidence of a secondary issue (such as African Americans breaking more traffic laws per capita or a class issue that just impacts African Americans more often because they tend to be poorer).

        ^ This is such a racist statement I can hardly stand it. It belongs on Stormfront.

        1. Yup. Me big dum dum. Hurr durr.

          1. Irish lays out a very well thought out argument and your response is “derp, derp”. Hugh did this same thing to sloopy the other day. Many of you are acting like lazy pseudo intellectual leftists. You no longer argue, but just throw snarky assholery at people. It’s disconcerting.

            1. Because they and a number of people on this board, are a species of leftist. That’s why they bully and prefer to ridicule over argue.

              1. Or, Free Society, you’re just a cunt and this is the level of counter-argument your drivel deserves.

                1. “Or, Free Society, you’re just a cunt and this is the level of counter-argument your drivel deserves.”

                  Weird. I’m not Free Society. So why don’t you answer my question, if you’re not too much of a dipshit to admit the implications of the answer.

                  1. So why don’t you answer my question, if you’re not too much of a dipshit to admit the implications of the answer.

                    Nice MNG impression there.

                    And you’ve had your little snotty observation refuted over and over again. It doesn’t hold water from the get-go given that traffic tickets have always been a tool of the police to fuck with disfavored groups. The idea that traffic tickets prove the race-based criminal nature of black people doesn’t hold up.

                    Everything after that has been us enjoying your squirming around a squealing like a stuck pig.

                    1. Cool. If you think I’m wrong, that of course doesn’t prove I’m a racist. Woops! You still haven’t managed what you set out to allegedly prove.

                      “The idea that traffic tickets prove the race-based criminal nature of black people doesn’t hold up.”

                      LOLOLOLOLOLOL

                      What I argued is that we can prove there are higher crime rates among African Americans in the US than among Caucasians. This is not up for argument. FBI statistics prove it. As a result, it is not impossible that there are also disparities in the breaking of driving laws. What about this line of reasoning is inaccurate?

                      I never argued this, you strawmanning dipshit. I have SPECIFICALLY said that there are cultural and class issues at play here. I have even repeatedly said this could be discrimination based on CLASS which shows up as racial disparities because black people tend to be poorer.

                      My God. It’s like you never learned to read.

                    2. I read fine. I just mostly ignore you since you have so little of worth to say.

                      I do respect that you tried to steer into the skid for a few days and play along, but the epic butthurt over a little gentle ribbing speaks volumes about your insecurity.

                    3. traffic tickets have always been a tool of the police to fuck with disfavored groups

                      There was a time you could type my last name into the Maryland Judicial Case Search and identify every single male member of my extended (paternal) family by traffic violations alone.

                      Apparently white, upper-middle class men constitute a “disfavored group”.

                    4. “Apparently white, upper-middle class men constitute a “disfavored group”.”

                      You sound like a racist. Did you know any disagreement with Sugarfree means you’re a racist even if you’re specifically talking about class/culture and not about race?

                2. Or, Free Society, you’re just a cunt and this is the level of counter-argument your drivel deserves.

                  This is exactly why your opinions carry no weight as far as I’m concerned. You’re a low rent commenter that would be more at home trolling youbtube.

                  1. And you’re a fly-by-night bigot that got kicked out of Stormfront for sucking dick. Once you’ve bankrupted whatever thin veneer of yokel cred you have with this handle, made sure to take another so you can trick people into interacting with your febrile antics.

                    1. Like a good leftoid, shouting down your opponents as vile racists. I get it, you don’t know any other way to conduct yourself.

                    2. Just remember: American, Real American, and Slap the Enlightened are already taken.

                    3. Just fyi, I’m not a yokeltarian by any stretch. I’m actually very liberal regarding trans issues, gay rights, I’m against all forms of race discrimination, etc.

                      You’re lobbing the same insults at me you’re lobbing at Free Society and you’re refusing to acknowledge that at no point did I ever argue that black people are ‘naturally’ criminal. I’ve been very careful to point out that I’m arguing mostly about class and cultural differences.

                      Furthermore, even if you think I’m wrong, I’ve argued in good faith. The fact that I could be wrong doesn’t mean I’m a racist, so even if I’m wrong you’re still a pathetic asshole who is slandering people.

                    4. no point did I ever argue that black people are ‘naturally’ criminal

                      Neither did I. All human beings that aren’t children or severely mentally disabled have agency, I wouldn’t argue that they don’t.

            2. It’s the Trumpification of America. Sad.

            3. Thank you, Banjos, I thought I was going crazy.

        2. Irish ?s ESB|2.24.16 @ 9:34AM|#

          “… Hispanics overall are abysmal.”

        3. No Irish, everyone knows that everyone is the same. We all know this because we’re all the same. There are no insurmountable cultural differences nor genetic differences between the different ethnic groups. Peoples that were separated from each other for tens of thousands of years developed exactly the same in all ways except some superficial features. You’re a terrible person for thinking humans are not exempt from the same evolutionary differentiation that all other living things experience.

          1. I didn’t even argue about evolution, differences could be class related or cultural.

            It’s a basic fact that there are more crimes in black neighborhoods and black neighborhoods tend to be poorer. What this means is that if black people get in more trouble per capita with the law, there are three obvious possibilities.

            A) cops are racists
            B) black people actually broke this law at higher rates
            C) Cops are discriminating based on CLASS and that appears to be race discrimination because black people tend to be poorer

            Barring additional information, you cannot prove which of these is true. Hamster and Sugarfree might like pretending otherwise, but any of these answers are equally likely. It’s also a possibility there’s a mix of all three and that there’s some racism, some class discrimination, and some degree of African Americans breaking the law more. These aren’t mutually exclusive.

            1. It’s a very complex web of factors. Whatever the particular configuration, the answer is clear that there are differences between behaviors prevalent in different groups. Like saying banks are racist because they don’t give as many loans at and at the same interest rates to black applicants on average, despite that blacks tend to have lower credit scores, more debt to income and less educational attainment et cetera so less loans at higher interests on average is exactly what you expect to get. The easy answer for people who don’t like to think or confront uncomfortable truths is that racism is at the root of all of it, when it’s actually much more complex than that.

            2. There’s another possibility: inner-city neighborhoods are located in the inner city. In other words, it can be argued that increased incidence of bad behavior is a city thing, not a race thing, if only by the fact that first-principle arguments (e.g. that the city possesses natural motivations for fostering dependency) can be made to support the former, while the latter can at best only be implied through an inherently flawed (since there can be no control) examination of statistics.

              1. “There’s another possibility: inner-city neighborhoods are located in the inner city. In other words, it can be argued that increased incidence of bad behavior is a city thing, not a race thing”

                Sugarfree will be along shortly to explain that any explanation that this could be caused by something other than police racism is proof you’re a racist.

                He’s a Top Tier Thinker, you understand.

                1. No one has boasted about their intelligence other than you, Inferiority Complex.

                  1. I didn’t boast about my intelligence. I said I’m smarter than you.

                    I don’t consider that an accomplishment, so it’s not boasting.

                    1. Wow. You need help. I actually thought it was just funny to call you a racist, knowing that you probably aren’t on. But this is just sad.

    4. “Do I hate police? No. I hate raging incompetent cowboys w/ badges financed by my tax money who clearly haven’t had an eye exam recently”

      This guy seems awesome but even he’s giving cops too much credit. He’s not ‘incompetent’ and needing an eye exam, he clearly is some sort of sociopath who just lied. He claimed the car almost hit a neighbor’s wife during the nonexistent 360 degree donuts, which is not something that can be caused by bad eyesight. It’s something that is caused by blatantly lying about what happened.

      1. It’s ironic to have Irish in a subthread about a black kid charged with a crime he didn’t commit, referencing a traffic violation he also didn’t commit.

        It’s right there. Reach out and grasp it.

        1. No, Irish must be right… Free Society is on his side.

          1. “No, Irish must be right… Free Society is on his side.”

            And Banjos. And also Idle Hands agreed with me. And Gilmore.

            Yeah, just a roll call of bigots. You still haven’t answered my question. Answer the banking question, retard. If you answer the way you have to (since the answer is obvious) then you prove my point and get to join me in evil bigotry!

            1. “Yeah, just a roll call of bigots.”

              I guess it wouldn’t help much if I weighed in so I will just keep munching away

              *wipes popcorn butter off of keys with t-shirt*

            2. Don’t let the bullies fuck with you Irish. You’re good. The fact that they resort to name calling is proof that they are dickwads.

        2. “It’s ironic to have Irish in a subthread about a black kid charged with a crime he didn’t commit, referencing a traffic violation he also didn’t commit.”

          Yes. I think there is substantial evidence that this black kid was mistreated, possibly because the cop is a bigot, though I don’t have enough evidence to suggest this cop did it purely out of bigotry since cops do horrible things to white people too.

          At no point have I ever argued cops aren’t shitty. I’ve just argued that the specific seatbelt issue isn’t proof of racism – which it’s not and none of you have provided any evidence to suggest it is.

          Hey – why don’t you answer the bank question up above? I’d be interested if you agree.

          1. I would imagine lower rates of home loans are both a product of class and race. But I can’t prove it either way. And neither can you.

            You are a mediocre thinker with a thin-skin. And the more you squeal, the funnier this gets.

            1. “But I can’t prove it either way. And neither can you.”

              HAHAHHAHAHAHHA

              I can’t prove it either way and neither can you?

              Weird, that’s exactly my logic regarding traffic tickets! So you now agree with me.

              You can’t prove banks are racist but you assume cops are racist. What is the matter with you?

              “You are a mediocre thinker with a thin-skin.”

              I’m so much smarter than you that it’s like Einstein trying to explain The Theory of Relativity to a squirrel.

              1. I’m so much smarter than you that it’s like Einstein trying to explain The Theory of Relativity to a squirrel.

                There’s that insecurity again. You should probably talk to someone about that.

                But, yeah. Cops aren’t racist at all. Cool story, bro. I’ll totally prove your negative.

              2. Are certain police conditioned to act more racist because their interactions with specific races are contained to those of a criminal nature? They extrapolate their experiences with few to many of a particular race?

            2. I would imagine lower rates of home loans are both a product of class and race. But I can’t prove it either way. And neither can you.

              Uhhh. It’s easily provable. Separate all the applicants by income to debt ratio, regular income, credit score, property value, educational attainment and so on, then see if blacks are over represented per capita in any of these groups. Maybe you want to claim credit scores are racist or that universities admissions are somehow racist against blacks too, but those are separate claims that have nothing to do with a your little racist banking conspiracy theory.

              1. Oh, and evolution, right? The heat on their little woolen heads cook their brains and make them all sex-crazed.

                1. Genetics play into questions like, why Asians are over represented in fields like engineering and under represented in fields like law. Not criminality and the like, which seems to be a facet of culture.

                  1. Genetics play into questions like, why Asians are over represented in fields like engineering and under represented in fields like law. Not criminality and the like, which seems to be a facet of culture.

                    FS’s crafty Jew phrenologist told him so.

                    Totes genetics. There’s no WAY culture could have anything to do with those slant eyes beating you out for that job again. You were just born this stupid.

                    1. FS’s crafty Jew phrenologist told him so.

                      If my smart Jewish friend with a high verbal IQ made that argument, I’d listen to what he has to say.

                      Totes genetics. There’s no WAY culture could have anything to do with those slant eyes beating you out for that job again. You were just born this stupid.

                      I never said it was “totes” genetics, I said genetics play into that question. Asians tend to beat whites on nonverbal intelligence like spatial and visual intelligence, but lower than whites on verbal intelligence, on average. This is the case even when you control for culture, socio-economic status and even the race and nationality of the parents. If genetics had nothing to do with cognition or even a negligible influence, we wouldn’t expect humans to have intelligence higher than that of other primates and mammals. It’s some absurd wishful thinking to claim that every aspect of our physical bodies face evolutionary pressures except the human brain.

                      (two breaks)
                      http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles /the-east-asian-exception -to-socio-economic-iq-influences/

                      (two breaks)
                      https://newrepublic.com/article/120887 /race-genes-and-iq-new- republics-bell-curve-excerpt

                    2. This is the case even when you control for culture, socio-economic status and even the race and nationality of the parents.

                      I’ll submit that you can’t control accurately enough for that measure to have any real significance. All of this educated guessing.

                      If genetics had nothing to do with cognition or even a negligible influence, we wouldn’t expect humans to have intelligence higher than that of other primates and mammals.

                      Of course. Zese lower races should not pollute our genetic purity.

                      Yep. I completely take back that apology.

                2. “Oh, and evolution, right? The heat on their little woolen heads cook their brains and make them all sex-crazed.”

                  You know, you could actually argue with the reasonable point FS just made, but that would get in the way of your incoherent babbling.

          2. You asked a binary question, outlined sloppily enough that neither choice is accurate. My pointing this out will cause you to squeal that I’m not being “fair” – defined in this instance as “playing my game, by my rules, for my benefit”.

            At no point will you address the issue I raised – indeed, mentioning you’ve glossed over my post will be hand-waved away as glossing over your post.

            In the ensuing squabble, not to discover which of us is correct but rather which one argues more cleverly, the entire gist will be lost. You will continue to think the only possible reason people dick with you about this is because everyone else is an asshole. I will continue to ignore the whole thing until the next time you attempt to re-write history.

            Like sands through the hourglass…

            1. “At no point will you address the issue I raised – indeed, mentioning you’ve glossed over my post will be hand-waved away as glossing over your post.”

              I’ve dealt with the issue you raised multiple times. I absolutely acknowledge cops behave badly. I absolutely acknowledge some might be racist and treat people badly due to racism.

              My point is merely that no one has proven differences in traffic tickets are racism. It could be class. Could be differences in behavior of the driver. Who knows?

              Do you disagree?

              ” You will continue to think the only possible reason people dick with you about this is because everyone else is an asshole.”

              I don’t think everyone else is an asshole. I think Sugarfree is an asshole, but I don’t think you are. I think we disagree, but unlike Sugarfree you aren’t a glib prick.

              1. The story you’re missing here is the ridiculous overreaction you had to Sug’s gentle ribbing, doth protest too much and all.

                That alone is worth it’s own sub-thread.

                1. If you think SF constantly saying I’m a racist (and unlike other people he isn’t doing it as a joke) is just ‘gentle ribbing’ then we have different definitions of that term.

    5. That guys sounds awesome. A decent bloke as we say in the Commonwealth.

  28. Goddamn Pimp C ghost all up in here, niggas.

    1. Good Morning, A C!

    2. Someone needs a good morning hug from Crusty….

  29. Melinda Gates’ new “philanthropic priority” is housework equity

    A Microsoft robot in every home?

    1. Why did that need marry such a pin head feminist bitch? She is not good looking. I doubt she is funky in bed. He is or was the richest man in the world. Wasn’t there some Libertarian chick willing to take one for the team?

      1. Maybe he’s a total dick and she’s the only woman he could find who would put up with his shit?

        1. People will put up with infinite shit for 80 billion dollars.

        2. He fell in love with her after she invented Microsoft Bob! That would win any man’s heart.

      2. Maybe he loves her. An odd notion, I know, but when you have eliminated all other possibilities…

        1. Few things produce more love in men than a good blowjob.

          1. “Few things produce more love in men than a good blowjob.” Great insight. Ration it.

            Seriously, many men actually rate getting a sandwich higher than sex, in terms of romantic affection. (I got to look up the source, alas the index doesn’t list “sandwich”. What an oversight.) It is nice when a woman takes care of one.

            1. I can make my own sandwich, I can’t blow myself…yet.

              *starts stretching*

              1. You can’t be a woman that makes you a sandwich. You can’t be another person. Well, there’s schizophrenia, but it’s been tested, and the results don’t make it generally advisable. You could try talking to yourself and go from there.

                1. My wife always notes that sandwiches always taste better when someone else makes them for you. I find that to be true.

                  *One or the other make sandwiches for each other depending on the circumstances

                  1. Steaks and salads made at home are also less … good.

                    This is why I tend to eat little dinner when I’m the cook.

                    1. You’re right, Suthen and EMD. (All else equal.)

          2. Speaking from personal experience, John?

            1. Do you intend to encourage him?

              1. I try to be supportive.

                1. Of course, Riven. Though what are you trying to support?

          3. Few things produce more love in men than a good blowjob.

            Thus the rampant spread of homosexuality?

  30. Apple is under siege from the feds to unlock at least nine iPhones nationwide, in addition to the one used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

    “If you refuse to open this one iPhone, only one… er, three… no, seven…

    … Ok, nine iPhones, then you’re aiding and abetting the terrorists!”

    And you cynics were saying we can’t trust the sincerity of the Feds. Who is looking silly now, huh?

    1. Who is looking silly now, huh?

      If every single news org that I review is to be believed, the answer is still Apple.

    2. No one expects the Federal Bureau of Inquisition.

      1. Ha… I hit submit and scroll up to see this… as they say, great minds…

  31. Understand the “unpaid work” complaint as a comparable worth thing. Females do stuff, males do stuff. The two may profit from each other, to whatever extent. If you want to evaluate what’s going on, you’d have to make visible all transfers. The mere fact that several activities are not visibly paid for in some kind of do-ut-des contractual, formalized way does not establish injustice. Exchanges of goods are not necessarily well-synchronized. They may be asymmetrically distributed across time and space. Since it’s not realistic that females don’t get anything from males/society, one ends up with a comparable worth scenario. Even when determining all goods, factoring in (hedonistic) altruism, economy of esteem, economics of indentity and so forth, one ends up with incommensurability.

    By the way, I’ve been meaning to read “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner”. Has anyone here read it?

    1. Nope.

      IF you are interested in learning about Adam Smith, you should read How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts which is a commentary on Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments, which Adam Smith and his contemporaries considered the more important of the two books he wrote.

      I’m about halfway through it, and it’s altered how I look at the world.

      1. Tarran, the cooking book is about how “rational man” is not a suitable model for explanation. Its starting moment is the claim that Adam Smith’s theory couldn’t explain – can’t include – women’s caring “work”. His mother cooked him dinner, free of charge.

        As for Smith, I appreciate Moral Sentiments. But I prefer Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees over Wealth of Nations (+Sentiments), and am more interested in Mill’s body of work.

        Don’t get me wrong, though, I appreciate your suggestion. And it is interesting to hear what affects you. Feel free to let me know about your thoughts when you’re through.

        1. Its starting moment is the claim that Adam Smith’s theory couldn’t explain – can’t include – women’s caring “work”.

          Holy shit! Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments is entirely an exploration of why we do things that don’t seem rational!

          If you are faithfully reporting the author’s thesis, then the guy is an ignoramus! It’s like arguing that Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity makes no attempt to explain gravity!!!!!!

          I suggest you not waste your time on the book any further; either you have a gross conceptual error, or the author does. Whichever case is correct, you’re likely wasting your time.

          1. It’s a feminist book. And even to the extent it’s conceptually wrong, it’d be enlightening — though it’d shed light on something different, mostly.

  32. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    — Sorry, no more discussing the Evolution vs Intelligent Design controversy lest I get shot!
    — Uh, professor… we have that discussion for many decades when guns were allowed on campus and no one was shot for it.
    — Yes but the kind of person who would carry a gun today is very different from a person 80 years ago!
    — How so?
    — Gun-carriers today are more racist!
    — Wha… Oh, for fuck’s sake!

    BANG!

    — YES, I did it and I am not sorry I did.
    — Don’t worry, kid. They will probably give you a medal.

  33. The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.

    Ha ha. I thought they were going to warn them about pc nazis. Luckily for everyone, the pc nazis are a less likely demographic to carry guns on campus, since guns are so triggering and all that.

    1. In Russia, you trigger gun. In Soviet America, gun triggers you.

  34. Tim Moen’s past platform is nearly OBE here in the states. What’s a modern Americanized version? Bigamists, heroin, and full auto?

    1. What if I have no one to be intimate with and it is an interim thing? Is it okay then, massah?

    2. If I ever decide to pass up actual sex for porn, I’ll question my habits. Until then, I’m good.

    3. How do you think he got so muscled up?

  35. Amongst the FBI’s weaponry are such diverse elements as the data on this iphone, on another iphone, on another iphone, and…

  36. “The University of Houston warned professors to “be careful discussing sensitive topics” now that concealed carry is permitted on campus.”

    What they have in mind I am sure are rednecks or fire breathing conservatives jumping up and whipping out their Model 27.

    The reality is that it is the tolerant lefties that do that. Either that or the wacko with crazy eyes who isnt sane enough to have a coherent political philosophy. But then I repeat myself.

  37. The real reason for Sanders’ popularity among a certain segment: How Bernie Sanders became the lord of ‘dank memes’

    In a Facebook group called “Bernie Sanders’ Dank Meme Stash” ? dank meaning quality, in old-school stoner-speak ? a staggering 300,000 supporters have gathered to edit the candidate’s wild-haired visage into video games, comic books and movie scenes. They slap incongruous pop culture references on his campaign photos. They ascribe to him opinions on Buzzfeed, the Avengers and the rapper Lil B.

    Lulz Bernie.

    1. “There’s a space ? a very important space ? that memes occupy,” said Benjamin Burroughs, an assistant professor of emerging media at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. “They speak in a language that people have grown up with on social media ? which can make them very articulate and very poignant.”

      I need to get this guys job.

    2. I’m a fan of the Anarchists for Bernie Sanders Facebook page. Half the comments are from butthurt anarchists who are like “BUT BERNIE SANDERS IS A STATIST TOOL” and the other half are from Bern victims thinking “Wait a minute, i suspect this page is mocking Our Lord and Savior Bernard Christ!”

      1. Keep in mind that most people who call themselves anarchists are “syndicalists” and communists and regard ancaps as fake anarchists. Despite that all but the ancaps and agorists favor a system where either all of humanity is magically communist with their own resources, or some sort of institution called anything other than a ‘state’ forcefully redistributes wealth.

        1. “Despite that all but the ancaps and agorists favor a system where either all of humanity is magically communist with their own resources, or some sort of institution called anything other than a ‘state’ forcefully redistributes wealth.”

          It’s unicorn farts, I tell ya!

        2. most people who call themselves anarchists are “syndicalists” and communists and regard ancaps as fake anarchists

          A true anarchist marches to demand the state provide free health care for all!!!! 😉

  38. “Hillary Clinton responded to Stephen Colbert’s joke about her trustworthiness”
    […]
    “”How can you be this bad at it? Just say no! You’re running for president of the United States! Even Richard Nixon knew to say, ‘I am not a crook,'”
    […]
    After the clip finished, Cuomo asked Clinton to take another chance to respond to say whether she had ever lied.
    “I’ll just say no,” Clinton said, as the audience applauded.”
    http://www.sfgate.com/technolo…..594727.php

    So she lied when asked if she ever lied, and her ‘bots applaud.

      1. It’s going down, I’m telling you guys. Nobody believes that she’ll be indicted but me and a few others.

        They kept Biden in his gimp cage for six years but have let him out a lot in the past six or seven weeks. I’m telling you, they’re readying America for him coming in and being the nominee since they know Bernie would get trounced.

        1. I want to believe. I want to believe badly. I just can’t get my head around an Obumbles administration prosecuting her.

        2. The window for their ability to do this is rapidly closing.

      2. Your link:
        “U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton’s private email system”
        Oh
        Em
        Gee!
        Who’s willing to go to jail for that hag?

  39. “Lena Dunham: ‘Kesha case made me feel ill'”
    […]
    “Lena Dunham almost vomited when she heard the outcome of Kesha’s record label court battle because it reminded her of “private triggers.”
    http://blog.sfgate.com/dailydi…..-feel-ill/

    Now she knows how the rest of us feel about HER.

    1. “And then she sat upon and cake and then she did eat that cake. AMEN.”

      1. Squat Cobbler?

        /No SPoiler!

    2. No joke.

      And, you know, Lena could stand to fan the flames of her private triggers a bit.

      1. I am sure what you mean by that, but gross. Just, gross.

      2. I hate to agree with Crusty about anything, but yeah. That was over the line, Riven.

        1. Well, I was implying she ought to lose a little weight.

          Where did your sick minds take you?

          1. I thought it was about fanny play, as the Brits call it.

            1. I am always up for some bum paddle.

              1. That’s not what fanny play is.

                1. Oh dear… Sounds like this is all over the place.

                  1. Riven once again forces everyone into skinny-dip right into the gutter. Way to go.

            2. “I thought it was about fanny play, as the Brits call it.”

              Here in the civilized world it is called ‘fiddle farting’.

          2. It’s disgusting, i don’t want to talk about it. No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it, it’s disgusting, let’s not talk.

            1. Show me on the doll where the bad woman touched you.

              1. Or where she touched her sister?

    3. Somebody should ask Lena if her sister would be a better person to “know” how Kesha feels since she was forced to sleep in the same room every night with the person that sexually abused her.

  40. If our judges had balls like this Canuck then cops wouldn’t pull the shit like the asshole upthread did.

  41. Analysts keep discerning a ceiling to Trump’s support, & he keeps exceeding it.

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