Ted Cruz Says Affair Rumors Are Tabloid Smears, Taxpayers Subsidized Batman v Superman: P.M. Links

|


  • Ted Cruz
    Screenshot via Fox News

    National Enquirer is claiming Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with five different women. The tabloid ran blurred images of the women, one of whom appears to be Donald Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson. Cruz and Pierson have denied the claims.

  • A Trump supporter accused former Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter of sleeping with Cruz.
  • Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the tune of $35 million.
  • Watch Ben Affleck respond to criticisms of the film.
  • The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore made fun of Emory University students for fearing chalk drawings.
  • "Soft and cuddly" John Kasich? Not so much.

Advertisement

NEXT: John Kerry: ISIS Striking in Europe Because It's Losing Its 'Fantasy' of a Caliphate in Middle East

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Watch Ben Affleck respond to criticisms of the film.

    I’D WATCH HIM DO ANYTHING.

    1. Hello.

      “Watch Ben Affleck respond to criticisms of the film.”

      Why?

      1. Because he was in Armageddon, the third greatest movie of all times?

        1. Dude, I don’t know where you got that dictionary you’ve been using, but it’s garbage:

          great [greyt] adjective, greater, greatest.
          1. unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.
          2. large in number; numerous: Great hordes of tourists descend on Europe each summer.
          3.unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.: great pain.
          4. wonderful; first-rate; very good: We had a great time. That’s great!
          5. being such in an extreme or notable degree: great friends; a great talker.
          6. notable; remarkable; exceptionally outstanding: a great occasion.
          7. important; highly significant or consequential: the great issues in American history.

          Armageddon in no way can be called great, let alone one of the greatest movies of all time.

          1. You’re going to have to do better than that. Armageddon is great. That is a fact. Even though Independence Day is superior in every conceivable way Armageddon easily satisfies more than half of your definitions.

            1. YOU ARE DUMB AND I WILL NO LONGER READ YOUR COMMENTS

          2. Tarran wouldn’t save the planet if he had a chance.

            1. That is incorrect. I would save it… for a very heavy price.

              1. A lifetime supply of Cadbury Eggs? I’d do it for that.

                1. That’s just gross.

        2. His commentary on that movie is pretty funny.

        3. Armageddon third greatest film of alltime? Are Tron and Ishtar the top two?

          1. I won’t dignify this comment with a response. Except for this one.

    2. Even play Daredevil?

      1. Fine, you caught me. HAPPY?

    3. I assume he just makes that Johnny Manziel money move with his fingers.

    4. Watch Ben Affleck respond to criticisms of the film.

      Actually, he just sat there and died inside. His most convincing performance since Good Will Hunting.

      I’m going to watch it again and again!

  2. A Trump supporter accused former Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter of sleeping with Cruz.

    The worst, most disgusting thing anyone could possibly do.

    1. Sleeping with Cruz, or accusing someone of sleeping with Cruz?

      1. The accuser because he makes us imagine Cruz kissing someone… :::shudder:::

        1. You know he tosses salads.

          1. I didn’t need to know that.

          2. I didn’t need to know that.

            1. Methinks thou doth protest too much.

          3. What kind of sick freak does that?
            (reaches for mouthwash)

    2. I’ve googled pix of the Trump staffer Cruz is accused of banging, and of this woman.

      All I can say is, not bad, Ted. Not bad at all.

      If this keeps up, it will help his poll numbers. Banging good looking women all over the place is about as alpha as it gets.

      1. bonus points for banging the other guy’s spokewoman.

        1. but what if you bang the woman and she becomes the OTHER GUY’s spokesperson?

      2. it will help his pole numbers

        True dat

    3. Plot twist: Cruz planted the story to increase his appeal to Trump voters.

      OT: Sources have reported I have been nailing Jennifer Lawrence.

      1. I hate you.

      2. I hate you.

      3. A lot, apparently.

  3. Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the tune of $35 million.

    Money well kent.

    1. Amen to that.

  4. The Nightly Show‘s Larry Wilmore made fun of Emory University students for fearing chalk drawings.

    Once you’ve lost the Comedy Central pundits…

    1. Comedy Central pundits

      The fact that there is such a thing is pretty sad.

  5. I highly recommend you all give this a watch. It’s a biopic of Crusty Juggler.

    Also, it has no blacks in it, so Irish can enjoy it along with everyone else.

    1. The trailer starts out slow, but it gets really good at the end.

    2. I’m also racist against Finnish people so I’ll pass. It’s like you don’t even know me.

      1. OMG! I can’t even… Ved? k?teen, runkkari

        1. My new neighbor is Finnish. Blonde dude with Florida license plates on his cars. I thought I had a genuine Florida Man in the neighborhood, and it turns out that he’s nice and polite. I’m so disappointed.

          1. Wait until he gets into a few cans of Natty Light.

          2. The Blonde thing instantly reminded me of this, but they’re Estonian rather than Finnish.

            Also, not gay in case anyone is worried about clicking on my links.

            1. The last one exhibited terrible technique.

              1. Hitler?

                Also, I’m apparently not a learning machine. I clicked through.

                1. Subconscious wants are always more powerful than conscious inhibition.

          3. I cannot recall any Finnish players on the Kings roster.

            1. 5 of them are/were in my neighborhood. The only one I ever met was Stoll. He’s a Canadian Florida Man.

          4. Now you have someone to get shitfaced and rock out to Korpiklaani with. Finally.

    3. My penis is not that white.

    4. I don’t understand. The rabbit wants pussy but he keeps chasing men. I’m not going to watch a movie with a plot hole that big.

      1. …hole that big.

        I see what you did there.

      2. Crusty has a Trump penis ?

        He isn’t going to be excited about watching a movie with a big plot hole.

        I’ve often wondered how women have managed to carry out the size matters shtick with the burden always being on the men.

        Listen ladies, men don’t like a big ole stretched out nookie either.

        Well not as much as they like a snug tight one anyway.

  6. Illegal Immigrants Get Public Health Care, Despite Federal Policy

    WHEATON, Md.?When federal lawmakers wrote the act overhauling the nation’s health-care system six years ago, they ruled out any possibility of extending health insurance to illegal immigrants.

    Local officials where many of those immigrants live are treating them anyway.

    A Wall Street Journal survey of the 25 U.S. counties with the largest unauthorized immigrant populations found that 20 of them have programs that pay for the low-income uninsured to have doctor visits, shots, prescription drugs, lab tests and surgeries at local providers. The services usually are inexpensive or free to participants, who must prove they live in the county but are told their immigration status doesn’t matter.

    Whether such programs are appropriate is a matter of debate. Many voters believe it is unfair to use tax dollars to help immigrants when American citizens struggle, and that doing so encourages illegal immigration. At the same time, American hospitals have long been required by law to screen and stabilize any patient, regardless of his or her ability to pay, which means taxpayers already are committed to paying for care in its most expensive setting.

    1. Of course they do. Hospitals are required to treat anyone who shows up regardless of their ability to pay. There is no “not if he is an illegal” exception to that rule.

      1. This is actually referring to programs separate, and in addition to, emergency/hospital services.

        I’ve pointed out that there are several state-level programs like this here before, since the Reason staff and commentariat is utterly convinced that TANF, SNAP and Medicaid are the only 3 welfare programs in America, and it’s only fat white trailer trash that uses them.

        1. commentariat is utterly convinced that TANF, SNAP and Medicaid are the only 3 welfare programs in America

          I’m well aware that there are state-level welfare programs. I just don’t see how that’s a national issue.

          1. Very late reply but:

            I didn’t say anywhere that it was a national issue, just that it’s often ignored or not understood by Reason’s staff and commentariat. It’s not entirely because of the “immigrants can’t get welfare!” meme either, because tt’s not limited to this particular issue. Most (all that I’ve seen, actually) analyses of welfare usage and welfare spending published by Reason ignore state-level spending and federal spending outside of those 3 major programs.

            That having been said, a lot of community health clinics do receive federal grants. Nearly everything is a “national issue” now, because nearly every function of state government intersects in one way or another with federal regulation or federal money.

        2. I mean, “Maryland voters are morons, so we have to enact national policy to protect them from themselves” is hardly a selling point to me.

          1. It’s kind of the point of having separate state governments to allow for “laboratories of democracy” and have their own take on the things that are outside of the purview of the federal government, e.g. healthcare.

      2. No they are not.

        They are required to stabilize *emergency* conditions, not *treat* anyone who shows up.

        That means you can get your broken arm set, your gunshot wound sewn up, and that’s about it.

        Follow-up treatment? If’n you ain’t got money and its not immediately life threatening then you get to go pound sand.

      3. They are required to stabilize patients. Not “treat” them.

        Though it is the private hospitals who have the benefit of transferring said patients to county facilities.

    2. “American hospitals have long been required by law to screen and stabilize any patient, ”

      Dead is very stable.

  7. Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the tune of $35 million.

    If that tune was composed by John Williams, totally worth it.

  8. “”Soft and cuddly” John Kasich? Not so much.”

    I’m not putting my browser in porn mode to go to the NY Times website. I refuse.

  9. Cruz and Pierson have denied the claims.

    Wouldn’t you if you were either of them?

    1. Why would she? Other than the fact she is WAY WAY* out of his league, she could destroy Cruz by not-affirming-but-not-denying. Fuck, she should have just shut her mouth when asked.

      WAY WAY WAY

      1. She’s not the best press secretary.

      2. “My private life is none of your business”.

  10. I had a good day at work today: thanks to my editing efforts one of the equity holders sent an email to all employees with the word “enticing” in it.

    1. See if you can work in “creamy goodness” next time.

      1. Oooh! That will be more challenging. I’m going for it!

  11. “The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore made fun of Emory University students for fearing chalk drawings.”

    The same Larry Wilmore who blamed Pamela Geller for getting shot at when she drew Mohammad. I guess Wilmore thinks it’s only okay to attack someone’s free speech if you’re an ‘offended’ Muslim and do so with assault rifles rather than crocodile tears.

    1. two wrongs don’t make a right, but I tend to hold the person instigating a confrontation to a higher standard.

      1. Who is instigating a confrontation in this situation?

        1. The chalk.

          1. Chalk doesn’t traumatize–people do.

        2. The protestor Gellar was instigating the Trump cowboy Muslim, of course.

      2. You sound just like whoreagle! Can he punch me for calling him that?

          1. Was it emotionally traumatizing?

          2. If you wanna get degloved, sure

        1. try again. That was stupid, even for you.

      3. two wrongs don’t make a right,

        But three lefts do.

        /rimshot

        … Hobbit

        1. Need mouthwash?

    2. It’s not like she was a rape victim, so she had it coming.

  12. *prepares cup of soothing tea for Gilmore*

    1. I am calling on Soave to wear one of these ties.

      I am partial to the eagle, because I love America.

      1. Don’t just talk about it, make it happen. We need a GoFundMe to fund the tie purchase!

    2. General Ihro?

      1. +1 Dragon of the West

  13. “Oh, absolutely I think we should move on”

    Trigger warning: attempted slut-shaming

    1. Wait, is Michelle Fields reported as one of Cruz’s women?

      1. No

        1. Well, the comments section of your Mediaite post suggests otherwise.

      2. You mean Fox News/establishment spy Michelle Fields?

        1. The GOPe is taking advantage of Miss Fields’ hysterical false accusations. They’re the Sabrina Rubin Erdely of political party-establishments.

    2. Adriana Cohen is a classy lady, that is for sure.

      1. Did you get the pic I posted for you last night?

        1. No sir. I will unzip in anticipation.

            1. I LOVE a natural beauty!

            2. My turtle pulled it’s head back into the shell.

              1. He’ll be there for… 30 minutes or so

                1. The Refractory Period would be a good name for a bar where people when for the amount of time when they had no interest in sex.

    3. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz

      Trump’s reply plays it both ways. He denies any responsibility while adding plausibility to the tabloid’s story. Reading Scott Adams Trump blog was a mistake. He made this stupid shit way too interesting.

      1. Trump’s reply plays it both ways.

        Trump’s Robby’s role model

      2. Wow. That entire statement was brilliant, not just the bit you quoted:

        I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz.

        I mean, it is so insulting on so many levels.

  14. Aggregators like Google News could be kicked out of Europe

    European lawmakers are considering a Europe-wide “Google tax” requiring search engines to pay publishers for linking to and using “snippets” of their work.

    Trouble is, the idea has already been tried in Spain and Google simply closed its News service in the country, leading to a significant drop in traffic for publishers.

    Another version of it is already live in Germany too and publishers ended up simply giving Google a licence to link to their work.

    This new proposal is all part of the European Commission’s plan for the Digital Single Market, designed to “create better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe; setting the right conditions for digital networks and innovative services to flourish and maximise the potential of the digital economy.”

    1. Gotta love old wold industries and businesses and politicians watching the world blow past them. Their only solution is not to figure out how to be a part of it and perhaps profit from it but to lobby idiot politicians to impose draconian regulations and rules that in the end help nobody and screw everyone.

  15. National Enquirer is claiming Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with five different women.

    YOU GO TED YOU DAWG

    1. Best-before dates on unopened tins or things like packets of dried pasta can be ignored.

      Ha! I *knew* Ramen lasted forever!

    2. There’s some good information within all of that retardation.

      Use-by dates relate to food safety and best-before dates relate to food quality, he says. “Use-by dates are usually applied to fresh, perishable foods that may make you ill if they go off, while best-before dates are used for products such as bread and cakes which are unlikely to make you ill if you eat them past that date, although the quality may have deteriorated. Sell-by and display-until dates are there to help shop staff with stock rotation.”

      And yes, there are good uses for food that most people would think is past its “use by” date. If you’re making banana ice cream, you want the bananas damn near black.

      1. you’re making banana ice cream, you want the bananas damn near black.

        *Irish pushed away bowl of Banana icecream*

        1. Irish loves bananas. He throws them at black people.

          1. You’re gonna lose wareagle’s respect if you keep doing that.

            1. so stupid is the order of the day.

              1. Was that not a legitimate extrapolation from what you said yesterday? Playa keeps joking about Irish being racist, so he’s not really joking.

                Oh dear, I might be instigating. It’s best I not, lest I get punched in the face.

                1. I was pretty clear earlier in the violence article: if you act like a dick, don’t play the victim afterward. Not everyone responds to things rationally in that sort of setting.

                  I have no issue with being ribbed here. It’s part of the price of admission. Anyway, ask Irish what he thinks; he seems okay with it coming from some but HM (if I remember right) takes a bit further than the usual ball-busting.

                  1. I find your response here eminently reasonable. I do think I’d draw the line coming down harder on the person who takes it from verbal to physical than you would, but it is what it is.

                    The banter has been fun.

                    It’s tough with the Irish is a racist thing because he seems to take it in stride sometimes and get flustered with it at other times, and it isn’t always easy to tell when it’s going to cross a line.

                  2. I’d like to clarify:
                    Irish was saying some things that were a little iffy. They weren’t completely wrong, but he seemed… a little too enthusiastic.

                    I sarcastically called him a racist. 5 words or less. He overreacted. I did it again in a later thread. He called me “the biggest cunt in the universe”. And that’s when the fun started. HM specifically said that he wasn’t racist. But, when there’s blood in the waters….

                    1. And now he is the most racisty racist since racism came Racism Town?

                    2. Maybe. Maybe not. But it gives us a useful outlet. I dropped a banana throwing joke earlier. Couldn’t have done that 2 months ago.

                    3. fair enough on Irish (and HM; wasn’t sure on that but someone really seems to push his buttons on that front).

                      I just saw a portion of the aftermath. Sounded far more heated than the usual jockeying.

                    4. That was probably me. I was trying to get called a cunt again. To my disappointment, Irish grew up and learned how to play the game.

                    5. I have no idea what you guys are referring to, but for what it is worth Playa, you are not the biggest cunt in the universe.

                    6. Then I’m not trying hard enough. Thanks for the pep talk.

                    7. “the biggest cunt in the universe”

                      #ALLSIZESMATTER

      2. Who in the hell makes banana ice cream?

    3. MOLD IS THE GROSSEST THING EVER

      1. *Finds morsel of blue cheese in mustache, slurps it out, sighs happily*

          1. That cheese has been there a week!

            1. It was cheddar a week ago.

        1. huitlacoche

        2. I made a steak salad with an Amish smoked blue cheese on it today and it almost made up for the shitty week I’ve had at work.

          Mold rocks.

          1. I prefer yeast!

            *raises glass*

            Mahlzeit!

            1. Like a cheesy vaginal discharge?

              1. Gah?!

                I meant this lovely Avery Tweaked – Imperial Coffee Stout, aged in bourbon barrels – 17.1% ABV

                🙂

                1. I draw the line at 11%. I’m a thirsty guy.

            1. There were a couple of years where I was living in a basement level bedroom. It was frequently vaguely musty, but I didn’t notice it after a while. Roughly around the same time I had a tendency to get really severe motion trails in my vision when I was tired and lots of low grade out of body experiences (like sitting back in a chair and feeling like I’d slipped right through it and fallen to the ground).

              When I moved out, I pulled my desk away from the wall and it was black and bulging out. At some point I decided the two were related.

              1. I’ve had a couple trips like that.

              2. 1 cup bleach plus 3 cups water in a spray bottle will solve that problem.

                There is a commercial product called Killz sold at Home Depot that works as well.

                Hiring a “Mold Specialist” is a waste of money and gets you home on a mold list in some jurisdictions.

                Bleach and water in a spray bottle has solved that problem for me in several real estate involved cases.

              3. Never live in a basement-level anything.

                1. WHAT ABOUT A SHELTER AGAINST 107 and 122 mm ROCKETS, EH?!

                  http://miserabledonuts.blogspo…..henge.html

                  1. I’d be worried about that top layer shifting and pancaking me or those exposed cinder blocks on the side.

                    OT: went to the real Stonehenge years ago after a FTX (so no shower, dirty uniform, etc) during an AT in Limeyland.

                2. WHAT ABOUT A SHELTER AGAINST 107 and 122 mm ROCKETS, EH?!

                  http://miserabledonuts.blogspo…..henge.html

                  1. AND A SHELTER AGAINST THE SQUIRRELZ ….. or drunk posting.

  16. Good Friday, folks.

    Dropping ‘Easter’ from eggs stirs culture war in U.K.

    Well, I predict they’ll lose.

    1. I have co-workers in the office and around the world celebrating their non-Christian religious holidays in my face – so am I supposed to be offended by this? It’s so hard to follow these things.

    2. How dare a company seek to expand the desirability of a product beyond a narrow seasonal window!?!

  17. National Enquirer is claiming Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with five different women.

    Big deal. So has Hillary.

    1. And….. Were they attractive?

      1. Some of them, which is what makes the story so unbelievable because it’s Ted Cruz and he looks like a fish.

        1. Ted Cruz – If a trout loved a duck in a Biblical way, and the resultant offspring was perpetually both surprised and offended.

    2. I don’t believe Ted Cruz has had sex with five different women.

      1. Oh, let’s play “Get Smart”:

        Would you believe five different _____?

        I’ll say ? “Muppets”.

  18. Speaking of the NYT, Andrew Rosenthal has a spectacularly overwrought take on the South? Carolina bathroom bill.

    It’s like they’re rounding up all persons of self-selected gender and taking them to the gas chamber!

  19. So Gillespie is still on his reactionary 1960s-70s “fiscally conservative and socially liberal” kick. Will “low-tax liberalism” make a comeback?

    1. Oh. my. god. Now you’re just drinking screw top whine in the parking lot at breakfast.

      I think you might have a little problem.

      1. Can you at least ship me some cheese?

        1. Crusty posted a do-it-yourself link. Just ignore sell by dates.

          1. Crusty’s Cheese has a particular wang to it.

            Just ignore the not for human consumption label.

            1. You did something there, sirrah. And I observed it…much to my detriment.

              1. Nehru’s gays?

                1. *drunkenly narrows gaze…or at least tries to*

    2. “low-tax liberalism” was the slogan of the most successful Libertarian Party presidential ticket of all time.

      I guess you could say 1980 was “the 1970s” though. Same decade, Jimmy Carter in office,…

      1. However his running mate was one of the Koch Brothers so low-tax liberalism means throwing poor people off cliffs.

    3. You sure Gillespie supports low taxes? Personally, I seriously doubt it.

      In fact, when was the last time any writer for Reason actually advocated lowering taxes?

      1. THEMS DONE DID VOATED 4 BLOCK INSANE YOMOMMA

        1. Didn’t he beat Shit Floppney in 2012?

          1. And Yawn DickPain in 2008.

      2. Yesterday…..

        1. Oh yeah? Where?

  20. Should you click or not?

    On the one hand, it’s a Good Friday link.

    On the other hand, it’s Johnny Cash.

    1. Bill O’reily was on in the lounge at work last night and said “it’s a choice between money and peace of mind. You should choice peace of mind.” In other words bill isn’t losing any money so fuck those shop owners.

      1. I’d have more peace of mind if I had more money.

      2. Lounging around at work on my tax dollars, eh?

        1. I work for a private company…that sucks up Medicare dollars.

    2. Palm Springs did that in the ’80s. And then it got taken over by homos.

      1. And then it got taken over by homos better.

        1. *stand to applaud loudly*

        2. I’ll have you know I damn near bellowed with mirth. Scared the Hell out of the cat.

          1. I’m pleased that I can terrorize housepets from half-way across the country.

            1. +1 panicky Northern Illinois cat

              1. Applauding gays, and a cat….

                What is your agenda, exactly?

  21. When your story hinges on the idea that Ted Cruz is some sort of closet ladies’ man, I personally don’t trust your sources.

  22. So is Comedy Central now become the equivalent all of those British comedians in the 1980s who thought the sole purpose of comedy was to Bring Down Thatcher?

    1. Been that way since at least 2004.

  23. Cruz and Pierson have denied the claims.

    Meh. Has Hillary?

  24. Man – son of man – buy the flame of ever-life
    (yours to breathe and breath the pain of living): living BE!
    Here am I! Roll the stone away
    from the dark into ever-day.

    There was a rush along the Fulham Road
    into the Ever-passion Play.

  25. Has Michelle Fields denied her bruises actually occurred during rough campaign sex with Ted Cruz?

    The allegations are out there.

    1. I heard it was Hillary giving the bruises

      That is why Bill wears long sleeve shirts so often

    2. Cruz is obviously a stud dog.

      Women will be flocking to the alpha dog’s campaign now because women are more than willing to share an alpha dog with other women than have to settle for a beta dog which means they are beta women and can’t get naked with the alpha dog because he doesn’t want to get naked with a beta bitch unless it’s way after the bars have closed..

      /stream of thought

  26. I normally would not care about a candidate running around on his wife. The problem is Cruz has laid on the “vote for me because Jesus wants you to” act so thick. I don’t have a problem with that by itself. If you are going to do that, however, then you better walk to the walk. If it turns out that Cruz was running around on his wife while also trying to claim God’s mantle to rule, then the problem won’t be his infidelity but his utter shamelessness and willingness to say or do anything to get elected. If it turns out he is the Cuban Bill Clinton, there is no way in hell you will ever convince me he means a single word of what he has said about his religion.

    1. It’s not his fault, those Latins are passionate.

      1. Latins?

        They’re not a dead language!

    2. Look at the bright side – at least it isn’t a bunch of guys.

      1. If it were, he would at least ensure reason’s endorsement. But I don’t think it matters if it if guys, girls or German Shepherds. If he has spent his marriage running around on his wife, he is an epic phony.

        1. He’s a politician, of course he’s an epic phony.
          Regardless of whether he runs around or not.

          1. True. But this would be bad for even politicians.

      2. Of course it’s not — gay men have good taste. Famous for it.

    3. It would be nice to see some evidence, though.

      And according to this, Trump makes great claims to religious authenticity – even saying the Bible is his favorite book, even nudging out The Art of the Deal.

      And he was close to Norman Vincent Peale.

      “”If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller”, Trump wrote in his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback.”

      1. I don’t know it is true. It might not be. I have no idea. I was just saying if it is true. Honestly, haven’t you found Cruz’s religious act a bit much? I have and I generally am immune to such things. If it strikes me as a bit rich, it has to strike other people that way.

        1. I havent noticed. But I try not to pay any attention when politicians are speaking.

          1. That is a good policy rob. Listening to politicians is most definitely a vice to be avoided.

        2. “Honestly, haven’t you found Cruz’s religious act a bit much?”

          I read his book, which I liked, but I haven’t listened to his speeches.

          Anyway, that doesn’t prove he had affairs with five separate women in the past year.

          Five sounds like the Trump/media complex is trying to throw spaghetti at the wall, so that voters will concluded that “well, maybe he didn’t have affairs with *all* of them, but maybe one or two of them.”

          1. The National Enquirer has a habit of being right about these sorts of things. If it is true, we will know soon enough.

            1. Well that or the fact that the owner of the Enquirer, David J. Pecker has been friends with Trump since way back.

              1. So what? That doesn’t mean it is not true. It is possible that Pecker did his buddy Trump a favor by digging up embarrassing shit on Cruz.

                I am not saying it is true. It might not be. The fact that Pecker is a Trump buddy doesn’t mean it is false.

              2. Mulatto,

                I have a feeling it is true. The reason I think it is probably true is that the entire Senate hates Cruz’s guts for a reason and it is not because he goes against the establishment. Cruz is no more of a hell raiser than Rand Paul. And the Senate doesn’t hate Paul or if it does it doesn’t with anything like the intensity it hates Cruz.

                My guess is they hate Cruz because they know that he is a total phony and is pulling this “Mr Smith goes to Washington to save the Constitution” act out of opportunism rather than any sincere belief. If that is true, and I think it is, his born again “I have seen the light I am saved” routine is no doubt just as phony. His banging women other than his wife would fit perfectly into the character I suspect he has.

                Again, I don’t know and won’t say it is true until I have some proof. But, if I had to bet, I would bet its true.

                1. Who knows, I can’t right now prove or disprove whether Cruz is Bill Clinton with lower morals and a bigger sex drive.

                  But do you really think that your average U.S. Senator would shun a fellow pol simply because he’s an adulterous hypocrite?

                  It’s not as if Democratic adulterers are acting in accordance with their own principles, thereby earning respect for their consistency.

                  Show me a case where a Dem gets shunned by his colleagues for talking about Respect for Women and Raising Self-Confident, Self-Respecting Girls, and then paying for the services of some meth-addled hooker.

              3. Donkey Party Rep Gerry Studds buttsechsed a 17 year old page and got a standing ovation when he returned to the floor of the House…The Rethuglikkan rep who banged a 17 year old female page was tossed out on his ear by the voters of his district, who put in the first non-Elephant in 102 years.

                Pah.

    4. Wait… you actually believe him about some things? The only thing I actually believe him about is when he says he wants to be President; I even have a hard time believing him when he says what his name is.

      1. I can’t argue with you Joe.

    5. Yeh but what if they’re swingers? Hm? Eh?

      1. I bet he had no problem finding takers to swap wives. The flip side is, I bet he never got better than fifty cents on the dollar for her.

    6. If you give one ounce of credibility to these comments about Cruz then you are very na?ve and I don’t think you are John.

      This is all 100% supermarket tabloid sensationalism designed to distract people from real issues.

      I wish Cruz would laugh it off and continue to talk about issues and not Inquirer sensationalism.

      One minute people are talking ABOUT HOW CREEPY CRUZ IS AND HOW UNPHOTOGENIC HE IS. ALL OF A SUDDEN HE IS A COCK MONSTER WHO HAS NUMEROUS WOMEN UNDER HIS SPELL, ONE OF WHICH IS TRUMP’S OWN SPOKESWOMAN.

      everybody GET A GRIP ON REALITY .

      Sorry my caps lock got stuck and I’m too lazy to retype all that.

  27. Anyone have some good derp about this Clexa / The 100 bullshit? I don’t have the same tumblr-fu as some of you.

    From what I’ve seen, the show The 100 killed off a lesbian character (because the actress is on that Walking Dead spinoff), and fans have been freaking out about how awful it is that they killed some lesbian icon. This has been going on for weeks now, and the showrunner wrote a letter of apology (which made it worse, as you might predict). I guess at this point the reactions are old hat, but ridiculously unhinged reactions still make me laugh.

    1. “Uh, you people do understand that we didn’t really kill anybody, right?”

        1. Jesus christ, are that many people majoring in “Drama Queen” in college?

      1. LGBT+ fans deserve better, Dean.

        What’s hilarious is these people patting themselves on the back and pretending they’re more powerful and successful than a guy who is running a cult hit show and will be sitting pretty on WGA checks for the rest of his life. It’s sad.

        One tweet:
        “Mom: Wth are u doing on your phone at 4AM?
        Me: Trying to make the world a better place

        CLEXA IS OURS”

        “To teenage baby gay me, who never saw herself represented on TV, adult me is tryin’ to make it happen. CLEXA IS OURS.”
        ^ I guess this young woman didn’t watch Ellen. I wager double Palin’s bet that she did watch Buffy, though.

    2. The lesson is that you should never have minorities in your T.V. shows because people get mad if you kill them.

      1. Well then how do you explain this?

        1. Old trope. No longer applicable.

          1. It’s a pretty brutal anyone can die type of show, I think by the end of the second season it was down to the 43. (And the first major character to die was a black guy.)

            It’s kind of silly since the main character with the most plot armor against being killed, is at least bi, but she seems to have gone over to being a full-on lesbian who experimented with dudes in her youth.

    3. Buffy killed off a lesbian too.

      1. Well Joss Whedon does have a rapist’s view of the world:

        http://users.livejournal.com/_allecto_/34718.html

        1. now that I have subjected myself to the horror that is Firefly, I really am beyond worried about how much men hate us, given that this was written by a man who calls himself a feminist.

          I find much of Joss Whedon’s work to be heavily influenced by pornography, and pornographic humour. While I would argue that there are some aspects of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer that are feminist and progressive, there is much that isn’t and I find it highly problematic that there are many very woman-hating messages contained within a show that purports itself as feminism. But Firefly takes misogyny to a new level of terrifying.

          ah.

          1. I feel awful for Joss Whedon’s wife. From what I’ve read about him and the interviews I’ve watched, I’m fairly certain that he rapes his wife and abuses her in various other ways. I honestly can’t think of anything worse than living with a man like Joss who thinks of women like the way he portrays in his tv shows. How awful. The comment about the money was meant to be about how I personally could see no benefit from being with a man like Joss OTHER than money. Joss uses and abuses her. Probably rapes her and thinks of women as whores etc, etc. Obviously, Ms Whedon has her own reasons for staying. Fear, patriarchal concepts of love, etc. But I would argue that she gives everything and gets nothing. Money is the only concrete thing that she could possibly gain. But as I said money is worth nothing compared with self-integrity, self-esteem, love (sister/lesbian/gynaffectionate love) etc

        2. For example, one Guild rule is that the ‘Companion’ chooses her rapist, not the other way around.

          I think that was the high point

          1. Hey I get it, as a carpenter (a euphemism for a man in construction) I may chose my slave driver not the other way around but I still am used for my body and every night I have to wash off the stink of debasement and cry myself to sleep.

      2. I was a Buffy watcher at the time, and even without Twitter and Tumblr, reaction was the same. Literally, you could take the posts and swap them and no one would know the difference.

    4. You do live in the reality of life, right ?

      This is all nonsense and isn’t life.

  28. Happy Good Friday!

    (CNN)Some devout Catholics in the deeply religious Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines will show their faith this Easter weekend with what can be deeply unsettling displays, including crucifixions and self-flagellation.

    Dozens of penitents, imitating the suffering of Christ, have real nails hammered into their palms and feet, while others drag heavy crosses or crawl on bloodied hands and knees in cities and towns across the country on Good Friday.

    (autoplay)

    1. If memory serves, Filipino Catholics also celebrate All Saints’ Day by going to the cemeteries and having picnic lunches on their ancestors’ graves; some actually spend the night there.

      1. Victorian Americans used to picnic at the cemetery. It’s not unheard of today.

        1. Only now they’re Goths.

      2. Meanwhile, Crusty celebrates All Taints Day.

    2. I was there during the Holy Week Celebrations, about 20 years ago. Did not see the crucifixions in person, but I did see the self-flagellation.

      1. There’s no need for self-flagellation in the Philippines. So many willing ladies.

  29. If that $500k transfer to Fiorina’s campaign from a Cruz-supporting SuperPAC was in fact “hush money” then there’s a possible criminal angle here involved in this and the FEC is already looking into it

    Too bad it’s not the FBI instead of the FEC.

    1. Ordinarily, FEC investigations don’t wrap up until after the election. So I doubt anything will come of this.

    1. So will the team have to fold once they lose a game?

      1. Microagressions will be a fifteen yard penalty. And if he wanted his team to be millennial sensitive, he would have started a professional kickball team. Football is far too much of an adult sport for millennials.

        1. Football is far too much of an adult sport for millennials.

          Well, it’s Arena Football, not Football Football. Or Euro Football.

    2. His partial listing of these millennial-friendly features definitely focuses on the digital: virtual-reality experiences, live-streaming games to phones, real-time data generation, and cameras on players’ helmets (who would also be wired for sound so the audience could hear every grunt).

      Hey, allow me to control a player and we’ll talk.

    3. According to ESPN, the average age of an NFL viewer is 47. The NBA is a little better off with 37, but the baseball fan’s average age has risen quickly all the way to 53.

      Or: advertisers continue to pretend that the average age of Americans isn’t rising.

      1. ALL THAT MATTERS IN THE NHL! And the NFL, a little bit.

        Where my rugby at?

        1. Did you know MLS has bigger crowds than NHL?

  30. Here I was thinking the campaign could not possibly get uglier after Trump’s attack on Cruz’s wife yesterday.

    1. Oh, just wait until the General.

      The ugliness will be UUUUGE.

    2. That’s not a nice thing to say about Cruz’s wife.

  31. Updated talking points: Trump is no longer Hitler, he’s actually Jefferson Davis

    Donald Trump And America’s ‘Second Civil War’

    Despite everyone calling him a fascist, Donald Trump may have more in common with Jefferson Davis than he does with Benito Mussolini.

    “What we’re seeing [with Trump’s rise] is what I would call the second Civil War,” Steve Ross, a history professor at the University of Southern California, told The Huffington Post.

    It’s not that all of Trump’s supporters want to own slaves or secede from the United States. But they can see their political clout disappearing, and are responding by supporting an extremist movement.[…]

    “What you have is the kind of pre-emptive anger of a certain part of the white population that understands within the next decade or two, Anglo-WASP America ? white Anglo-Saxon America ? is going to be a minority in this country,” Ross said. “And they’re angry about that. And so Trump is the leader, he’s the Jefferson Davis of his own time.”

    1. “”What we’re seeing [with Trump’s rise] is what I would call the second Civil War,” Steve Ross, a history professor at the University of Southern California, told The Huffington Post.”

      What we’re seeing with Steve Ross is what I would call a retarded person.

      “It’s not that all of Trump’s supporters want to own slaves or secede from the United States.”

      AHAHAHAHAHHAHAA

      It’s not that ALL Trump supporters support slavery! It’s mighty kind of HuffPo to acknowledge that fewer than 100% of Trump supporters are pro-slavery.

      1. It’s mighty kind of HuffPo to acknowledge that fewer than 100% of Trump supporters are pro-slavery.

        Some, I assume, are good people.

      2. Stop insulting retards even they aren’t this dumb

    2. I saw a variation on that to the effect that “being non-PC” is just code for “RACIST!”

    3. Anglo-WASP America

      Someone call the Department of Redundancy Department.

      Someone call the Department of Redundancy Department.

      1. They’re too busy trying to bring The Los Angeles Angles to justice.

    4. Or Abraham Lincoln rather. Would there have been a war if Lincoln didn’t want to fight the separatists?

        1. Not if he abandoned federal military posts in the south and invited the CSA to peace treaty talks.

          1. Eventually, sometime between 1861 and 1918.

    5. “white Anglo-Saxon America ? is going to be a minority in this country,” ”

      Anglo-Saxons are already a minority in this country, you fucking dipshit, and Donald Trump is a GERMAN.

      1. Angles and Saxons were also GERMAN! It’s German conspiracy all the way down!

        1. I hate angles especially the obtuse ones

    6. This is the 2nd time i have seen something along the lines of this quote:

      “It’s not that all of Trump’s supporters want to own slaves or secede from the United States. But they can see their political clout disappearing, and are responding by supporting an extremist movement.[…]”

      Trump supporters have no political clout and never did

  32. INSIGHT-Web of agencies at U.S. airports could hinder security overhauls

    The show of force may reassure travelers, but the patchwork of agencies could be a barrier to changes in security procedures, such as making airline terminals a single security zone.

    Some have suggested that as a way to prevent attacks such as the one at a check-in area at Brussels’ main airport on Tuesday, part of a series of explosions that killed at least 31 people.

    JFK is not unique, and other major U.S. airports share similar complexities.

    “It’s gotten a lot worse. There are a lot more law enforcement agencies involved now than there used to be,” said Robert Mann, an aviation industry consultant, who described the complicated choreography of security at airports as “ballet.”

    The airlines and the airport operators dislike disruption, and are counting costs minutely, while security agencies tend to want complete control, said Mann. “There is a natural tension between all of these parties, and it’s brought to a head every time you try to make a change.”

    Even the smallest adjustments require effort

    1. Web of agencies

      Nice album name.

    2. That goes back to the original mistake of forming TSA. IF they had left airport security in the private sector where it was, there wouldn’t be this problem.

    3. Ballet? That’s a type of theater, I suppose.

  33. TWEETERZ a fw minutes ago..,

    President Trump ?@Writeintrump 15s15 seconds ago
    Maybe I’ll make @tedcruz my Vice President since clearly he’s mastered the Vice part. #CruzSexScandal

    1. If those are Russian planes why do they have Soviet stars? Or is that a stock photo? And didn’t they leave a week ago?

      1. Can’t afford to repaint.

        1. Can’t touch the vodka budget, after all.

    2. A warrior dies only once, a coward dies every day.

      -Billy Shakesman

      1. But the warrior’s death is a little more final.

  34. Jimmy Kimmel Shows How F**ked Up Criticism Of Hillary Clinton’s Voice Can Be

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stopped by ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday and got a lesson in mansplaining from the comedian.

    To prepare the former Secretary of State to debate someone like Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Kimmel volunteered to mansplain her remarks. In the process, Kimmel proved just how ridiculous it is when people hit Clinton for how loudly or calmly she speaks ? criticism the male presidential candidates don’t often receive.[…]

    The joke went on, with Kimmel saying Clinton wasn’t “doing it right.”

    “I can’t put my finger on it,” he said. “But you’re not…”

    “A man?” Clinton quipped.

    You see, the only reason someone might point out that Clinton has a voice like an air raid siren with the morals of Machiavelli is because she’s a girl.

    1. If one reads Shrillary’s emails in her hero Eleanor Roosevelt’s voice, for instance, the intellectual dazzle, quick wit, and depth under her still waters of composure…still doesn’t come through, anymore than it did for Eleanor. Standing on shoulders of giants and such. At least the Squaw does the hen-pecker shtick to type as her suits direct.

    2. Hillary reminds me of this nasty, bullying girl in eighth grade who’d often proclaim that she was going to “stop being so nice” which would be followed by a week or so of starting fights with anyone who looked at her funny

      Yes, Hillary, your problem is everyone thinks you’re a delicate little flower that deserves to be crushed. It’s not that we simply wished you were a normal human with a semblance of a soul.

    3. Reminds me of a line from Wodehouse, about a woman who had “a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge.”

  35. http://www.infowars.com/obama-…..apitalism/

    So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said.Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added.
    Obama went on to praise Cuba’s socialist system under dictator Ra?l Castro, touting the country’s free access to basic education and health care, although he acknowledged that Havana itself “looks like it did in the 1950s” because the economy is “not working”.
    Obama concluded his comments by arguing that a market-based system “has to have a social and moral and ethical and community basis”.

    Holy shit is he a moron.

    1. Advocating people choose what works is to advocate for capitalism.

      He truly is stupid.

      1. o often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,”

        Hasn’t been much of a debate actually, especially in the Cubas.

        1. Lots of debate in a one party state…

          1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…..tion,_2013

            Only one candidate stood in each constituency, having been approved by the National Candidature Commission.[3] The electoral law in force at the time stated that half of the candidates had to be municipal councillors, whilst the remaining half were put forward by assemblies composed of members of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution and groups representing farmers, students, women, workers and young people.

      2. Obama must be referred to Top Men such as himself. He gets to choose between communism and capitalism. For the plebs, well, communism chooses YOU.

    2. This is he kinda face saving BS someone spits out when they lose.

      “Really, aren’t we all winners here, at least, in some ways?”

      No.

  36. Kids Have Brought More Than 185 Guns Into America’s Schools Since the Start of the Academic Year

    On March 16, an 11-year-old child in Queens, New York, found a loaded .380-caliber handgun under his grandfather’s bed and brought it to his elementary school. The following day, another Queens boy was arrested after brandishing a loaded .38-caliber revolver in a high school stairwell. The next week in neighboring Brooklyn, a middle school student was arrested after administrators found an unloaded 9mm handgun and two magazines in his backpack.

    The three incidents were among the latest examples of a trend steadily playing out across the country: With three quarters of the academic year complete ? from late August, when many districts started classes, to March 15, when many concluded the third report card period ? there were at least 185 incidents in which elementary, middle, and high school students were caught with guns on school grounds. That figure, culled from news databases, is an update to The Trace’s reporting in January, which found 135 such incidents in the first five months of the school year.

    1. And how many schoolchildren are there in America?

    2. And how many of those guns subsequently discharged themselves into crowds?

    3. Article was scribbled for Charlie Brown moms, but the kids in the anecdotes are all (undoubtedly) Brown Charlies.

      Oops.

  37. Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to the tune of $35 million.

    So… just like every other Hollywood movie made in any other state?

  38. Giving a company a targeted tax break to produce a film (or anything else) in a given locale is not “footing the bill” — it’s the local government politely refraining from stealing in at least that particular instance.

    1. Plus there wouldn’t be any tax revenue at all if the the tax break had not occurred. It’s not like there aren’t plenty of cities that CGI can turn into metropolis and gotham.

    2. You don’t understand. Not giving equals taking, and not taking equals giving. You see, everything belongs to the government, because the government is the people. So when the government takes less money from some company than it would otherwise have, it is actually giving that money to the company. That is money stolen from the people. Not only that, but since that money would have been used to feed starving children, this corporate welfare amounts to stealing food from the mouths of those poor kids. All reality-based people know this.

    3. From the WSJ:

      The program debuted in 2008 as a refundable tax credit, but in recent years the state changed wardrobes and now simply reimburses production companies for up to 27% of eligible costs. Michigan shelled out $39 million in 2013.

      1. Whoops. That seems like a bad decision then.

  39. So, I read the comments of that Weigel article for some reason.

    DownUpside
    11:46 AM PDT
    The only clear message of all of this sleaze and ignorant buffoonery from Trump and Cruz is that in comparison the Clintons are saints.

    If you love the Republic and believe the nation should be “indivisible with liberty and justice for ALL” and are tired of the Trump/Cruz sleaze factor, get busy and actively work to elect the Democratic candidate no matter who that becomes.

    I’m just gonna go sit down.

    1. Reason linking to Weigel? What a shock!

    2. If you love the Republic and believe the nation should be “indivisible with liberty and justice for ALL” and are tired of the Trump/Cruz sleaze factor, get busy and actively work to elect the Democratic candidate no matter who that becomes get “None of the above” on the ballot.

      FTFY

  40. So Tay chatbot claimed that Cruz is the Cuban Hitler. Hmm…so Gillespie’s outreach worked after all…

    1. However her “Bush did 9/11” tweet does seem a better fit for Lew Rockwell…

  41. Cruz may have slept with some other women according to a source that repeatedly publishes evidence that Bigfoot and Satan are on Earth.

    Prog: This is a big deal and he is not fit for office.

    Clinton left national secrets wide open for the rest of the world to read.

    Prog: Meh.

  42. Administration ‘hiding’ new regs from Congress, public, imposed over 1,000 without OK in 2015 alone

    The Obama administration imposed over 1,000 new rules, one-third of all proposed in 2015, without first following the law and giving Congress a look and chance to kill them, according to a new report.

    The American Action Forum, which studies federal rules, regulations and other actions, said that the number of violations in 2015 was even bigger than in 2014, when a top Obama aide apologized for breaking the law and promised to make sure new rules were first passed by Congress and the General Accountability Office.

    The center-right group said that despite the pledge, it found “955 rules weren’t sent to GAO in 2014 and roughly 1,069 weren’t reported in 2015.” The report said that there were 3,408 rules issued by the administration’s agencies last year.

    1. Libertarian Moment!

    2. a top Obama aide apologized for breaking the law

      “Sorry not sorry!”

      “No prob.”

      1. Ha. I’d like to try to apologize for breaking the law, too.

        1. Rob Halford doesn’t need to apologize for breakin’ the law, breakin’ the law!

  43. Our compassion is working.

    http://hotair.com/headlines/ar…..-fentanyl/

    1. I’m sure if we spend millions more dollars and ruin countless lives just one more time to battle this new scourge, we can win this drug war for good!

      1. We love these people and have a moral obligation to steal money from you and save them by locking them in a cage for years or even decades on end.

    2. Conservatives are just fucking retarded on these sorts of issues. They cannot accept that sometimes people will do stupid shit and there is not a damned thing you can do about it. Worse, they can’t understand that by supporting the drug war they are adopting the assumption that it is the government’s job to save people from themselves. Once you have done that, you have lost the argument with Progs. You are just negotiating the terms of the surrender. Yeah, you don’t like drugs. Well, Progs don’t like fatty foods and guns. Who are the conservatives to say there wrong? The conservatives are left uttering “but drugs are different” and “they take away your free will” as if the millions of people who have used drugs and not become addicts doesn’t put complete lie to that claim.

      1. Exactly

      2. Conservatives are just fucking retarded on these sorts of issues. They cannot accept that sometimes people will do stupid shit and there is not a damned thing you can do about it.

        Sadly its not a conservative/progressive divide. *Both* sides refuse to accept that people will do dumb shit.

        Its a *power* thing. Both sides believe they know the one true way to live and if you only fucking just *listened* to them CAROL, they wouldn’t have hit you. They really love you but you make them soooo angry sometimes with the things you do.

    1. That was delightful. Thanks, Crusty.

      1. Telling a story about a person’s generosity is far more meaningful than just saying someone was nice.

    2. I’m viciously grumpy today.

      That was heartwarming. I am warmed in the heart. So maybe I won’t yell at anybody tomorrow, even though they defuckinitely deserve it.

      Don’t write 1/2″=1’0″ on something unless you are absolutely sure you mean it!

      1. is that like a 26 foot tape measure? or an 18″ Stonehenge?

      2. “If you were going to build what I drew, I wish you would’ve called me first. “

        1. Or you could maybe read the plans, you do realise that drawings are representations not reality, it’s why we put dimensions and notes all over the goddamn things.

          1. That’s exactly right. The plans were read. The scene shop built what was drawn. When the designer saw the result, he gave us that priceless quote.

            1. You feel my pain.

            2. “built what was drawn” therein lies the problem, I’ve had idiots scale* off copies** of prints*** instead of adding up a few numbers or looking at the next page, which showed precise details. Then when shits all fucked up tell me they “Built what was drawn”

              * 1/4″ = 1′-0″ means anything between 1 and 2 inches equals 6 feet
              ** creased,crumpled, coffee stained , and torn, but taped back together and smooshed out.
              *** scanned and printed on a HP all-in-one 3050

              1. I’ve had idiots scale* off copies** of prints***

                Why the fuck isn’t 100% the default print setting?

                1. My point – if you are using pristine prints directly from the designer and are capable of scaling to a level of accuracy equal to the actual written dimension then yes bitch about the architect/engineer. If not and you can’t/won’t do some math or parse out the various details, you should just admit that you’re confused and ask for clarification, don’t stumble on ahead and then blame the plans.

                  1. Dude, I have scaled and rescaled “pristine prints directly from the designer.” I have tortured every possible unit to make a scale work. 7mm to the foot, I’ve used that for months at a time. I’m a drafting error correction machine. I missed one, allow me the privilege of being pissed off in public.

            3. Just hire a midget

              1. This is going to be my default response to everything this weekend.

          2. it’s why we put dimensions and notes all over the goddamn things.

            I wish that that was universally true. It’s not. I blame millenials.

            1. There should be enough written notation that the drawing could be done with a highlighting marker and you still shouldn’t have any questions, relying on the accuracy of a scaled representation is fools’ erand. Fuck those millennials.

              1. Why aren’t you drawing the plans I read? I think I totally gay love you right now.

              2. Yeah, should draw mine too. My current designer missed the fact that there’s a wall. The wall is on the drawing. It’s right there. And this one is opaque. But he’s got lights that are supposed to (magically?) shoot right through it. I’m loading in the lighting rig and I’m looking at reality and I’m thinking, “What is the job of these fixtures exactly?” So I call him up and he’s like, “Oh, a wall.”

                1. Aw gee shucks, guys, your making my blush..

                  Seriously though, I build and design so I get what you’re saying about shitty plans, my experience from each side informs how I treat the other. It would benefit everyone if draftsmen had to build a thing or two,and if builders would learn a thing or two about how to read a set of plans.

      3. You guys are breaking my heart!
        You never had a draftsman dimension something 5’5″ and send the drawing out in the shop?

        1. What’s so bad about something dimensioned 5′ 5″?

          1. You’re kidding, I hope:
            It ends up 55″ long.
            NEVER dim ANYTHING at 5′-5″; it’s 65″!

            1. Oh, and particularly in production quantities…

    3. Also notable for fans: HBO retrieved the rights for Larry Sanders, so the series will show up on HBOGo (and possibly Amazon, which has a deal to stream older HBO shows) soon.

  44. What’s trending in Cruz Nuz on Twitters?

  45. Regarding the Cruz affair, what happens in Canada stays in Canada. Eh?

    1. So Turdeau Jr. should stay put in DC?

  46. I recently learned that Lenin’s wife had a bit of a reputation, when I found this old Soviet joke.
    A Soviet filmmaker makes a film called “Lenin in Warsaw.” At the premiere, the lights go down and the film opens?on Krupskaya, naked, having energetic sex with a man who is not Lenin. And then another man, and another man, and another man, and on and on.
    After 90 minutes of this, the film ends. The lights come up and the director takes questions from the audience.
    One man asks: “Very interesting movie, comrade director, but… where was Lenin?”
    The director answers: “In Warsaw.”

    1. Jesus wept. 8-(

    2. Didn’t Scotland return the Lockerbie bomber to Lybia? These guys will just have to fake a cough and the haggis eaters will send them on their way.

  47. So who is more delusional: Nick Gillespie’s proclamations of the libertarian moment, Ernst Thalmann in 1932 and the homeless guy with a sandwich board proclaiming that “THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH!” ?

  48. Isn’t the National Enquirer also claiming that Scalia was assassinated?

    1. You’re right, it *is* making that claim.

      “WASHINGTON COVERUP!

      “Supreme Court Justice Scalia ? Murdered By A Hooker

      “By National ENQUIRER Staff

      “Posted on Mar 4, 2016 @ 8:24AM

      “In a bombshell world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has learned that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was a highly planned “political assassination” orchestrated by the CIA and carried out by a $2,000-a-night hooker! A top Washington, D.C. source said the Feb. 13 death of the 79-year-old jurist at a remote Texas ranch just 15 miles from Mexico was part of a “shocking conspiracy that tracks back to the CIA and the White House!””

      1. The full article is behind a paywall, but BoingBoing (sp?) has this analysis.

      2. Anal will cost you $2065.

    2. Wasn’t it also the National Enquirer the only publication to have the balls to print the Tiger Wood “eggs over my ham-i” waitress feitsh story?

      I do miss the World Weekly News (aka The Paper). Still can’t belive they found that bat boy in a cave.

      1. I once scanned the front page of a World Weekly News that had a USAF Fighter with the pilot up front and “the Alien” in the back seat, both giving the thumbs up – “THE US IS WINNING THANKS TO EXTRATERRESTRIAL HELP” or such. I included in the daily update briefing for a large multinational Task Force at Bagram AF in late 2004. The Germans laughed, the Canadians smirked, the French looked confused and half the Americans face palmed while the other half laughed at the Air Force’s expense. I think I was part insane by that time, as I had gone about 8 months without a day off…

        1. Love it!

            1. It was fun. C. Anacreon and Suell made it, plus a friend of mine (and recent Reason contributor). Good place, good drinks, free appetizers (which C. Anacreon and Suell missed). Suell, his friend Nick who we ran into there, and I stayed late and caught the free round of Fireball shots some generous soul bought for the house, then walked a few blocks to another bar where a friend of Suell’s was tending bar. A private birthday party was breaking up there, and we got free beer and free birthday cake. So actually, lots of fun!

        2. So… The aliens were the navigators? Good.

          Fd’A needs help. He can’t find his own asshole without a GPS flashlight and inertial navigation.

          I say that with great confidence, knowing that he has houseguests tonight and will never see this comment.

          1. I read that as internal navigation…decided it’s better my way.

        3. Swiss Servator|3.25.16 @ 10:12PM|#
          “I once scanned the front page of a World Weekly News that had a USAF Fighter with the pilot up front and “the Alien” in the back seat, both giving the thumbs up -”

          And there was no way to tell it had been ‘shopped, right?

    3. They were the ones that published John Edwards affair as well, unless I’m confusing it with some other tabloid.

      1. So that makes their “Bigfoot is a Seattle Barista” and “Satan holds court in Wooster, Massachusetts” stories correct?

        1. Obviously. Get it together.

        2. STEVE SMITH TRY SERVING COFFEE, PROMISE CLEAN CUPS

      2. Of course the thing is in that case, they had an actual reporter with actual proof in the form of photos.

        This story, they don’t have any first hand proof, they just say that private investigators are looking into rumors of him having affairs. Which might be true that they are looking into that, but it’s not proof he’s having an affair.

  49. http://theantimedia.org/wikile…..nsored-it/
    Hillary wanted to privatize Mexico’s oil industry? Lefty heads explode.

  50. And Wisconsin choked.

    1. I thpught Green Bay were packers, not swallowers.

  51. Apparently Cruz is a slacker compared to Obama, who has 12 mistresses

    http://www.nationalenquirer.co…..ce-file-0/

    Including Caroline Kennedy

  52. Basically, my local supermarket no longer carries the “aliens and chupacabra” publications like the Weekly World News.

    It’s all celebrity papers, plus maybe a couple periodicals with soap opera plots and horoscopes.

    Half of the celebrity papers’ articles seem to be about Jennifer Anniston, most of the rest is about other Hollywood stars, and there are some articles about politicians.

  53. Im making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do,

    ============ http://www.richi8.com

  54. Sometimes dude, you jsut have to roll with it.

    http://www.Anon-Net.tk

  55. So who understands the MI incentive program? Is is a true SUBSIDY, bribing producers with fistfulls of cash that was taken from MI taxpayers? Or is it a tax credit program, which says that, in exchange for using MI to create a film, the producers are excused from paying taxes they would otherwise be expected to remit? I think this is a very important distinction when USN≀ and Reason both use loaded phrases such as “taxpayers footing the bill for millions” to describe the situation. If taxpayers are being robbed and their money is being handed over to the filmmakers, then they truly are “footing the bill.” But if you simply don’t pay taxes, you cost nobody else anything, unless we think that there is a “proper” cost of government, the burden of which all must share (with rich people’s share being largest). In other words, if you think the (quickly rising) cost of government is a given, then someone not paying means that someone else must pay more. But this is WRONG-HEADED thinking. We need to be cheering those who can escape the taxman’s grasp, not to mention looking for ways to do likewise, not seeking, crablike, to drag the would-be escapees back down into the briny hold with us and our misery. The answer is for the State to shrink and perform only essential services, so that the burden of its cost on the population is minimal. If your means shrink, find ways to live within the truncated means, not ways to steal more from others to close the gap.

  56. National Enquirer is claiming Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with five different women.

    aka The Cuban Mistress Crises

  57. mSpy is a tracking application that could be downloaded https://mspyreviews.co install as well as mounted on the target tool.

  58. Musical.ly App is an exceptional application to produce musically.io you might click the web link listed below for Musically Sign up.

  59. The features and also why we need to be making use of hotstar. HotStar TV Shows and also movies by streaming all of them on our.

  60. One more great benefit to utilizing the Citi Cards internet site is that Citicards Login Citicards was a landmark in the continue growth and success of the financial institution.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.