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    Support for marijuana legalization in the United States is at a record high.

  • The ruling Liberal Party in Canada will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by 2017.
  • 4/20 has become the marijuana industry's Black Friday.
  • No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama's arrival.
  • A court in New Jersey ruled that the state's police dashcam mandate was unconstitutional.
  • Andrew Jackson will be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
  • Snapchat released a Bob Marley selfie filter today.

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    1. Bravo Ed! Bravo.

    2. Hello.

      Not cool, Ed.

      Not cool.

    3. It’s later when you think.

    4. Good afternoon.

      This is the response I got from a friend who said that people who couldn’t vote in the closed primary in NY were having their voting rights taken away. You guys are right, I need new friends.

      This tells me that our education system is filled with what lobbyists thought was most important that people be taught to think rather than one where we actually care about an educated populace.

      They’ve made it impossible for anyone else to get in. People say shit like, “well if you don’t like it you can run as an independent.” That’s true so long as you decided to run 18 months prior to the election and have enough money to have a way to collect signatures and whatever else each state demands to be on a ballot. I know you know that as well, but that is what people are ultimately protesting, the fact that you have to be a wealthy elite to even have a shot at running. The idea of “free and open” elections is just crap. This was pre-ordained long ago.

      1. And I tend to find the statements like “These people are stupid because this is how it has always been, and it doesn’t mean it is rigged because we are talking about a party’s rules,” to be the type of response a lawyer or politician would use. “Sorry you don’t like that you just figured out it is rigged and there wasn’t a free and open election, but if you were as smart as me, you’d have seen that.” People just want to live a life where they aren’t constantly seeing their leaders hand the keys to the county over to corporations and then are chastised for daring to feel that way.

        Sorry most low income and low education people are too fucking busy trying to survive check to check and losing ground every day and haven’t had time to take a college level civics class. Sorry they expected a system that was actually by, of, and for the people. That’s what they are really saying….sorry you didn’t know this was a game and you were just a pawn. Now fuck off until the next election where you can’t do anything either.

        I know you don’t feel that way, but that is how every statement I read like this comes off, like an elitist academic. Sorry you were naive enough to believe in an honest system like we taught you about in school. Now go make money for Walmart.

        1. “This was pre-ordained long ago.”

          Yeh, like, no shit. It says so in the Bible.

          “Sorry most low income and low education people are too fucking busy trying to survive check to check and losing ground every day and haven’t had time to take a college level civics class. Sorry they expected a system that was actually by, of, and for the people. That’s what they are really saying….sorry you didn’t know this was a game and you were just a pawn. Now fuck off until the next election where you can’t do anything either.

          I know you don’t feel that way, but that is how every statement I read like this comes off, like an elitist academic. Sorry you were naive enough to believe in an honest system like we taught you about in school. Now go make money for Walmart.”

          Yeh. Get new friends.

          What’s wrong with us?

          1. What’s wrong with us?

            I mean, I love you guys, but I’m not in…

            …you know what, forget it. I do spend longer here than my other online haunts though.

            1. No. No, I don’t know what.

            2. I’ll agree with a side point your friend touched on but did not fully make: look at the people who hold every elected office for which you can vote, from the local level on up. Almost invariably, they fall into one of two camps: they are retired or they own the company. Either way, they have the financial or scheduling flexibility to attend meetings and other office functions that occur during what, for most of us, is the regular workday. Very few nine-to-fivers run for office because very few have the time required by the position.

        2. Awww how cute…the berniebots are trying to rationalize why bernie claus won’t be coming this year

      2. Can you point him out to how Justing the Beautiful was elected the president of Liberal Party of Canada, and ask him about how much more democratic not having primaries in the first place is?

        1. Bingo.

          At least the stupid Yanks get to elect national party leaders. We don’t. We leave it to our masters who then claim we”re *more* democratic.

          1. Here he is boxing and sporting a Lenin goat-tee.

            http://www.nydailynews.com/new…..-1.2404488

            1. Sooooo kawaaaaaaiiiiii….

            2. Can’t stand the anointed one, but the way I see it, Canada deserve him strong and hard. Same stuff with the NDP in Alberta. Maybe next time, people will think before voting. Until then, I’ll be enjoying my extra worker comp!

      3. Is your below average friend a Trump fan or a Bernie fan?

        1. Got to be a bernie fan since trump is currently winning.

        2. He feels the Bern.

    5. Was that how many cakes Lex Luthor stole?

    6. Bong rips for Fist!

  1. Snapchat released a Bob Marley selfie filter today.

    And everyone loved it?

    1. Bob Marley’s music is hella boring. There, i said it.

      1. I like his “greatest hits” OK. But if you get into the deep catalogue, it is pretty dull to my taste. Peter Tosh is way better.

        1. I once took a six hour road trip with two stoners, they played “greatest hits” on a loop, For. The. Entire. Trip. If I never hear a reggae song again it will be too soon.

          1. I like reggae as background music when I’m having a beer with some friends. Outside of that context, it’s boringly repetitive and mindless.

              1. All the land anointed holy, brother. Did you see where he talked about the homos putting semen in Starbuck’s drinks? He’s batshit insane, but an amazing speaker.

          2. Almost anything could be ruined that way.

        2. It’s sad that some people’s entire experience of reggae is Marley. There is much better stuff out there.

    2. And everyone loved it?

      HA HA HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOL

      uh, no.

      Snapchat’s new Bob Marley lens sparks ‘blackface’ outrage

      1. Ha! There’s just no pleasing some people. Prediction: no matter what the Tubman bill looks like, some SJWs will bitch about it.

        1. Maybe they will hire the same person to do the portrait as did the terrible MLK statue that everyone hates.

          1. A.k.a. “Martian Luther King” or “Martin Luther Ming the Merciless.”

      2. Bob Marley was half white. Why doesn’t that make it whiteface? Stupid one drop rule.

    3. By Kwame Opam

      “While the selfie lens isn’t quite the same as putting black paint on you face”

      Just a bit problematic. I’m surprised this didn’t send the SJWs into Red Alert Mode

  2. Andrew Jackson will be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

    I think we call that transitioning.

    1. Just change nothing on the bill and tell everyone that Andrew just self identifies as Tubman.

      1. Perfect.

      2. Even her name is sexist. Shouldn’t it be Tubwoman?

    2. It’s all social signalling.

      1. At least it makes more sense to replace Jackson than Hamilton.

    3. For fun, point out that to the SJWs that the new $20 has a gun toting Republican on it.

      1. Done on the derpbook. Can’t wait to see the results!

  3. Support for marijuana legalization in the United States is at a record high.,/i

    America’s not here, man.

    1. All that marijuana use made it so you can’t close tags properly?

  4. The ruling Liberal Party in Canada will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by 2017.

    Maybe if they got off the weed they could move a little quicker. #stonersloth

    1. Handing out free shit is the highest (puff!) of priorities.

  5. No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.

    They don’t have ducks in Saudi Arabia, but somehow they know a lame one when they see it.

    1. Lame duck, lame dick… same diff.

  6. “No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.”

    Well, why would they give a shit about Obama?

    If it were Hillary, that would be totally different. She’s on their payroll courtesy of The Clinton Foundation.

    1. Why would they dine with the hired help?

      1. To give her instructions.

  7. Eddie K from the top ropes with a folding chair!

  8. No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.

    So the president had to bow to subordinates? Effigies? What?

  9. *orders more pizza*

        1. 10 bucks for zucchini sticks?!????

          Blood pressure rising.

          1. Who the fuck eats zucchini sticks? Fuckin’ Californians, that’s who

            1. Not for free, and certainly not for 10 bucks.

            2. ITALIANS DO.

              And make it damn well….FOR FREE.

              Nothing beats my mama’s zucchini fritti!

              1. I’M ITALIAN TOO.

                And who the fuck ORDERS $10.25 STICKS WHEN THEY WANT A FUCKING PIZZA?

                1. Oh.

                  You don’t have to yell.

                  I may be a stronzo but I DO HAVE FEELINGS.

                    1. Nothing more ?

            3. I wouldn’t order that but the rest looks good. This joint is near me. Recommended?

              1. The family meal is unbeatable for the price..the pie is a little salty for my taste. The garlic knots are fantastic. Would recommend.

          2. What the fuck is a zucchini stick? I know it isnt something you eat.

    1. It better be real pizza, and not that deep-dish abomination!

  10. No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.

    I don’t get why we’re supposed to give a shit at these supposed violations of America’s amour-propre. How does the hissy fit of a Saudi potentate effect my daily life in the slightest?

    1. Makes you remember Lawrence’s characterization?

    2. Well, they did sponsor terrorism against American citizens. You’d think the least they could do is trot out a minor princeling or something.

  11. The ruling Liberal Party in Canada will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by 2017.

    Uh huh…

  12. 4/20 has become the marijuana industry’s Black Friday.

    Baked Friday. Am I right, stoners? (I’m actually asking. I’m not a digital subscriber to that site so I don’t know.)

      1. To continue reading this story, you will need to be a digital subscriber to SFChronicle.com.

    1. Yeah, yeah. Let me know when I can order my Amazon Basics cannabis with Amazon Prime delivery.

        1. It’s ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT !

          You’re so 1950s.

          Now go get me a cup of coffee baby and lean over the desk and let your blouse fall open when you pour.

          1. Where’s my slap on the ass?

  13. From Sudermann’s article:

    Update 2: Tubman will replace Jackson on the front of the $20, but Jackson will remain on the back.

    1. That’s outrageous! A black woman can’t do it all by herself?!

    2. These sexual euphemisms are really lacking class now.

    3. I didn’t see Update, so I’m probably going to be totally lost.

    4. Does that mean he’s hittin it from the rear ?

  14. The Saudi government dispatched the governor of Riyadh rather than a senior-level royal to shake Obama’s hand, a departure from the scene at the airport earlier in the day when King Salman was shown on state television greeting the leaders of other Gulf nations on the tarmac.

    The correct way to do this would have been to have King Salman at the airport standing on the tarmac as Obama arrived and then have him refuse to so much as even make eye contact with him, just like when you’d piss off your younger brother by pretending you couldn’t see him or hear him or anything.

    1. AZ Governor Jan Brewer already did something like that.

    1. She who smelt it, dealt it.

      1. He who articulated it particulated it.

    2. Needz moar handcuffz

    3. Why is that any more “awkward” than any other H picture?

      1. I want to know what she’s measuring with her fingers.

        1. The itemized list of medications needed to treat Bill’s many communicable diseases.

    4. Are there any other kinds of pictures of Hillary besides awkward ones?

    5. Hillary’s O face? Seriously, no one made this joke earlier?

  15. Of Course Keeping Jackson on those bills is the greatest insult to him…

  16. I’m sensing a theme with these links….

    1. ::Checks calendar::

      Oh, shit, it is Hitler’s birthday!

      1. High Hitler!

      2. I thought he was a meth head, not a stoner.

  17. Cops bust ‘baby farm’ where you can buy an infant for $1,400

    A hospital is persuading women who want to terminate their pregnancies to have the babies so it can sell them for $1,400 each to childless couples.

    The shocking “baby farm” has been exposed at the 30-bed Palash Hospital in the Gwailor district of India. Two of the sold babies have since been rescued by police.

    Prateek Kumar, from the ASP crime branch, told Times of India: “Three others have been sold to childless couples in Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh.”

    Hospital manager Arun Bhadoria was arrested and claimed that agents in the Chambal region fetched girls with unwanted pregnancies. An investigation was launched when he could not give the whereabouts of two babies born in the hospital.

    In total, five people have been charged with slavery crimes.

    Insert OMWC joke

    1. These babies are just too mature.

    2. Two of the sold babies have since been rescued by police.

      Rescued? These children were taken from someone who didn’t want them and sold them like they were hawking tie-dye t-shirts on Etsy and placed with people who do want them and are self-evidently financially secure–to where are they being “rescued”?

    3. A hospital is persuading women who want to terminate their pregnancies to have the babies so it can sell them for $1,400 each to childless couples.

      So, you’re not allowed to pay for surrogacy?

      1. Yeah they were rescued from childless couples who wanted a kid and probably placed in some state run orphanage. The only real crime I can see here is that the state employees in charge of adoptions didn’t get their cut.

      2. http://www.radiolab.org/story/birthstory/

        Long form version of how India got there, a collab between Isreali reporters and NPR. And it’s fucked up enough that even the prog hosts almost, ALMOST, get the point.

  18. Snapchat released a Bob Marley selfie filter today.

    Can be bundled with 10 other snapchat selfie filters for just 1 cent from columbia house.

    1. But then you have to cancel later.

      1. Just have your parents call and make a stink about them not being able to enter a contract with someone under 18 like everyone claims to have been able to get away with.

        1. My little brother used to wait until the packages came, and then he’d write “REFUSED: RETURN TO SENDER”.

          After paying for the return postage, they go ahead and cancel it for you.

          1. That brings back memories…

        2. It is a factoid that that exact experience happened to me.

    2. Are they still around?

  19. if Andy Jackson is so terrible than shouldn’t the Democratic Convention be cancelled since he started them? Why not dissolve the party to cleanse themselves of the taint of slavery, racism and the Confederacy?

    1. They’ve already removed his and Jefferson’s names from their big dinner

      1. Not enough! Full dissolution!

    2. Don’t forget Jim Crow!

      Fun fact: Until the late 40s, registered African American voters were prohibited by Texas Democratic Party rules from participating in the Democratic Party primaries. These rules were enforced by the state only in the Democratic Party primaries. The Republican Party had no such rules.

      1. That was a big reason why Southern Democrats created the primary in the first place. Democrats could prohibit blacks from voting in their primaries while the state couldn’t and since the Republicans where practically non-existent then it was an easy way to disenfranchise blacks.

  20. I’ve discovered prime Chris Hedges derp: ‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

    “There are few people on the left who grasp the immense danger of allowing pornography to replace intimacy, sex and love. Much of the left believes that pornography is about free speech, as if it is unacceptable to financially exploit and physically abuse a woman in a sweatshop in China but acceptable to do so on the set of a porn film, as if torture is wrong in Abu Ghraib, where prisoners were sexually humiliated and abused as if they were on a porn set, but permissible on commercial porn sites.”

    Torturing someone without their consent is no different than BDSM. Smart take.

    1. And then he hangs out with Gail Dines and we get quotes like:

      “”If you are going to give a tiny percent of the world the vast majority of the goodies, you better make sure you have a good ideological system in place that legitimizes why everyone else is suffering economically,” she said. “This is what porn does. Porn tells you that material inequality between women and men is not the result of an economic system. It is biologically based. And women, being whores and bitches and only good for sex, don’t deserve full equality. Porn is the ideological mouthpiece that legitimizes our material system of inequality. Porn is to patriarchy what the media is to capitalism.””

      “””Pornography has socialized a generation of men into watching sexual torture,” Dines said. “You are not born with that capacity. You have to be trained into it. Just like you train soldiers to kill. If you are going to carry out violence against a group you have to dehumanize them. It is an old method. Jews become kikes. Blacks become niggers. Women become cunts. And no one turns women into cunts better than porn.””

      1. Porn tells you that material inequality between women and men is not the result of an economic system. It is biologically based.

        Don’t male porn stars get paid like 1/10th of what the women do?

        1. That’s because they’re paid by the cum load.

          SPLAT!

        2. No, according to a radio interview I heard a few months back, the dudes actually make more. It turns out that there are a ton of good looking women willing to get it on on camera for money, driving down the market. The dudes need to have the ability to finish on command, even with a ridiculously hot woman working over their crank for a while. I think I heard the going rate was about a grand for the ladies and $1,200 or so for the guys.

      2. And no one turns women into cunts better than porn.

        So porn is now considered a person with agency. Kind of like they’ve been hinting that guns are.

        But nothing brings out the unpleasant in..certain women…like the knowledge that most men would rather spank it to someone young and attractive than live with some bitter shrew.

      3. “”And no one turns women into cunts better than porn.””

        Must?Resist?Urge?.

        1. Stay strong, Rich. I danced around it.

        2. Oh, is that a bad thing?

      4. It’s like gay porn doesn’t even exist…

        1. Feminist anti-porn activist Andrea Dworkin once claimed that even gay (male-only) porn was, somehow, “violence against women.”

          1. It represents a world where women aren’t necessary

            1. Dworkin definitely wasn’t necessary.

            2. Her argument that gay men weren’t actually into men; they were all really fantasizing about raping a woman the whole time.

      5. Lately I’ve been enjoying porn where they let the animals live.

    1. You’re not my supervisor!

    2. DON”T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

      *fuckfuckfuck the xx in the link was warning enough*

      That has to be the most insincere thing I have ever witnessed.

    3. That has photoshop her swallowing a load all over it.

    4. Reminds me of the Grover book: The Monster at the End of This Book.

    5. “I touched a black person!”

  21. Super-gonorrhoea’s spread ‘causing huge concern’

    Doctors have expressed “huge concern” that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men.

    The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it.

    Public Health England acknowledges measures to contain the outbreak have been of “limited success”.

    Doctors fear the sexually transmitted infection, which can cause infertility, could soon become untreatable.

    Cases of super-gonorrhoea have now been detected in the West Midlands, London and southern England.

    Only 34 cases have been officially confirmed in laboratory testing, but this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg of an infection that can be symptomless.

    1. “widely across England and to gay men.”

      That’s a little redundant.

    2. Only 34 cases have been officially confirmed in laboratory testing, but this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg of an infection that can be symptomless.

      Just the tip?

    3. Public Health England acknowledges measures to contain the outbreak have been of “limited success”.

      You mean aspirin and eight-week-waiting periods are having no effect whatsoev-ah?

    4. Worst superhero ever. Glad they left him out of the Avengers.

    5. Is this what the song “Boom Clap” is about?

    6. “Doctors have expressed “huge concern” that…”
      So Trumps’s a doctor, now?

  22. For many reasons, I’m in a horrid mood this afternoon. Anyone have any good news?

    1. I get to have whatever I want for dinner?

      Haven’t decided yet.

    2. Watch this, broh. You’ll feel better, broh.

    3. The Eagles traded up to number…

      Oh.

      1. The Eagles have a QB fetish. Most of the coaching staff are QB guys.

        1. Sam Bradford blows and Chase Daniel is almost 30 with two starts on him.

          But still, Carson Wentz?

          1. As a Giants fan, I’m quite happy that the Eagles are blowing a bunch of draft picks so they can draft a QB from North Dakota State who missed half of his senior season with an injury.

            1. Also the Cowboys are going to take a heavily-used RB in the top 10. The NFC East is basically conspiring to send Eli into retirement with 4 straight division titles.

    4. Sheldon Silver might die in jail?

      1. Apparently some pussy is just that good.

        1. NEEDZ MOAR VIAGRA!

  23. Andrew Jackson will be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

    Here’s hoping a presidential candidate makes a big deal out of this.

    1. “As the wealthiest nation on the planet, can’t we have Ms Tubman on at least the $500 bill?”

  24. Yes We Will

    While awaiting his disappointing results in the New York Republican primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz unveiled a new campaign theme that seems to be looking ahead to the general election as a response to Barack Obama’s famous 2008 campaign slogan.

    “They are the words that when Americans come together they say with conviction, they change the world,” Cruz said at a watch-party in Philadelphia on Tuesday night hours before the polls in New York closed. “They are the vision of this campaign. Not ‘Yes we can,’ but now, ‘Yes we will.'”

    “America has always been best when she is lying down with her back on the mat,” he said.

    1. Grab America’s motherfucking leg!

    2. Ted Cruz just wants to get down on his knees and please America.

  25. They should cancel the primaries too since Florida was the first state to have a presidential primary back in 1904. You know segregation and all.

  26. No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.

    Are we sure he didn’t arrive in disguise like Catelyn Stark?

  27. Hustler responds to Utah’s anti-porn resolution by sending free magazines to state legislature

    TW: Autoerot, um, start

    “The intent here is to raise understanding of addictive nature of pornography” [said Governor Herbert.]

    Phrasing?

    1. Via US Mail? Isn’t that a federal crime?

      1. FTFA: On Capitol Hill, however, congressmen are already quite familiar with Mr. Flynt’s method of responding ? every member of the U.S. Senate and House has received a free subscription to Hustler Magazine since 1983, and a federal judge has since ruled that Mr. Flynt can’t legally be prevented from stuffing their mailboxes with porn.

        1. And, yes, apparently USPS mail since they use that term twice in the article.

          1. Huh. Maybe it has to be inside a package or something.

            1. “Mailed in a plain brown wrapper” used to be the term used. Yes, I’m old.

    2. They still put porn in magazines?

      1. Hipsters get off on it. Getting their spank on all retro-like, hiding mags under their mattress…

        1. It’s like vinyl.

          Recordings, I mean.

  28. Does anyone find it ironic that the Democrats are turning against their founder and our now praising the Alexander Hamilton who lead the rival party and could be called the founder of the Republicans?

    Personally I think it has more to do with Hamilton being a TOP MAN who Got Things Done which appeals to the lefties these days.

    1. Come on don’t you even talk to Democrats? They’ll explain to you that the parties are actually all reversed now, so basically everything bad done by a Democrat in the past was actually a Republican, and everything good done by a Republican was actually a Democrat.

      If history doesn’t fit the narrative we just change it.

      1. The whole part of about how the Democrats called the Federalists, National Republicans, Whigs and 19th century Republicans lackeys of the bankers, corporations and nativists is forgotten of course.

      2. Lefties have a love-hate relationship with the FF. One minute they’re slave-owning dead white guys (usually when they don’t fit the narrative), the next they’re fighting for Tommy Jefferson to claims as their own.

        1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalton_Trumbo

          [Trumbo] was an isolationist, and wrote a novel The Remarkable Andrew, in which the ghost of Andrew Jackson appears, to caution the United States not to get involved in World War II.

          1. Trumbo was only an isolationist while the Hitler/Stalin pact was in force. He was just following the CPUSA line.

            1. Yes, went from writing stuff like Johnny Got His Gun to Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

              Still I like that quote because it is amusing example of how Jackson was regarded back in the 1930s as a proto-New Dealer and Hamilton was bad yet today it is the opposite.

              1. Wait until Jackson: The Musical is made, then it will switch back.

                1. What do you mean “until”?

                  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

                  It only lasted 120 shows on Broadway, providing objective proof that Hamilton is better and thus more deserving to be on our money.

                  Obviously, the person who should be on the $20 is Eva Peron.

                  1. “History just got all sexypants.” Wow.

                  2. I vote for Elvis Presley.

          1. Are you telling me The Thing didn’t write the declaration of independence?

            1. Are you talking about the James Arness/carrot Thing?

              1. Vic Mackey Terrible Movie, but Oscar Caliber compared to the last one Thing

          2. Founding Fathers, I’m guessing

            1. I thought that was obvious.

              /motions over at Tonio.

              But this guy.

        2. Same with Christianity. One minute they’re mocking Leviticus, and the next they’re saying Jesus would have been a progressive.

    2. could be called the founder of the Republicans

      Um, not so much.

      Hamilton was a fascinating guy, and America’s new-found obsession with him (even if it is attributable to a Broadway musical) is well-deserved.

      1. He was a major figure in the Federalists. And many of them became National Republicans and then Whigs and then Republicans…

  29. City of Toronto orders family to remove elaborate boat-treehouse that cost $30K

    The boat-treehouse sits atop a dead tree in Alpeza’s Bloor West Village backyard, stretching beyond the tree and overlooking his fence. Alpeza admits that he did not have a building permit when he constructed it.

    1. 30K? I gotta get into the boat-treehouse bidness, that thing couldn’t cost more than 10k tops.

      1. Canadian dollars, so not real money.

    2. “Treehouses”… kids should only be allowed to play in city-run play centres.

  30. Come on, Ed, The Guardian? Please use our Beloved Super-Objective Independent State Broadcaster for Canadian news!

    “We will introduce legislation in spring 2017 that ensures we keep marijuana out of the hands of children and profits out of the hands of criminals,” Jane Philpott said in her prepared speech to delegates.

    “We will work with law enforcement partners to encourage appropriate and proportionate criminal justice measures. We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem,” she said.

    “It’s a great deal of work. It’s important to do it right. And so, we’re looking at regulations with respect to production, distribution, the retail and consumption of marijuana and we want to make sure that it’s based on the best advice from experts.”

    Yay, regulation and taxation! That’s how we ensured there was absolutely, positively no black market in cigarettes in Canada!

    1. Intentions!

    2. So a Liberal take on an issue is a bunch of mealy-mouthed gibberish? What a shock!

    3. YEEEEEAH, OK.

  31. So no news on the NDP getting tossed out in Manitoba? The PCs inexplicably got a majority of the vote which last happened in Manitoba in 1915.

    1. Who cares about news from a tiny flyover state like North North Dakota?

      1. Good one.

  32. European Commission: Android is too successful and too American and Google must be stopped.

    Commenters on site ostensibly populated mostly by tech workers and entrepreneurs: nail ’em, Europe!

    1. Award for derpiest comment of the day (week?), emphasis mine:

      The violations are that SAMSUNG can not ship devices with Kindle-Android.

      You can only ship non-Google-droid devices if none of your devices use the Play Store, and you can only ship Play Store devices if none of your devices are non-Google-droid devices.

      That’s what the EU complains about, and that’s what is worthy of several billion in punishment.

      1. This probably sounds better in the original German.

    2. The European Union is known for its anti-American bias, mostly because anything the United States produce, be it software or hardware, is superior in quality and lower in price, and that threatens their internal interests.

  33. I confess = It sometimes pray that Sheldon Silver spends the rest of his life in jail

    but only as a backup to, “if he doesn’t get dick-cancer first”

    1. I hope he dies broke, repentant and alone.

    2. Does prostrate cancer suffice?

  34. When I start my business, one restroom will have “XX” on the door, and the other will have “XY”.

    1. Nice!

      What about XXY East German shot throwers? Why don’t anybody think of the XXY East German shot throwers?

      1. I can’t say why no one thinks of XXY East German shot throwers.

        1. Say XXY East German shot throwers again, motherfucker.

          1. Crusty thinks of em?

        1. FTA:

          The more X chromosomes a person has, the stronger the physical characteristics and health problems tend to be, including intellectual disability.

          Women normally have two X chromosomes, men normally have one. Hmm…

          1. What about us crimin… er… guys with an extra Y?

        2. FTA:

          The more X chromosomes a person has, the stronger the physical characteristics and health problems tend to be, including intellectual disability.

          Women normally have two X chromosomes, men normally have one. Hmm…

    2. I will not care, of course, which bathroom anyone uses; I will just be social signalling.

    3. Will your doors have genetic analysis equipment built in?

      1. Don’t be such a whiny baby and drop your pants like the man says.

    1. +1 Nobel Peace Prize

  35. Support for marijuana legalization in the United States is at a record high.

    Hopefully soon we can all be at a record high.

    The ruling Liberal Party in Canada will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by 2017.

    Those Canadians sure work fast.

    4/20 has become the marijuana industry’s Black Friday.

    But wait for the post-Black Friday specials. They pass the savings on to you.

    No senior-level Saudi royalty appeared in Riyadh for President Obama’s arrival.

    They did not want him to do another one of those embarrassing bows…

    A court in New Jersey ruled that the state’s police dashcam mandate was unconstitutional.

    It is unconstitutional to mandate it because cops have a right not to self-incriminate while they execute people on the streets.

    Andrew Jackson will be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

    It was about time, too. Jackson was against a central bank, so his presence in a Fed note was kind of blasphemous.

    1. He’s just so susceptible, isn’t he???

  36. Man Charged With Dismemberment-Murder

    Photo of him in article has the head removed

  37. The Citadel considers first-ever uniform exception: allowing a Muslim hijab

    The Citadel is considering a request from an admitted student that she be allowed to wear a hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a move that would be an unprecedented exception to the school’s longstanding uniform requirements.

    If the request for the traditional Muslim hair covering is granted, it apparently would be the first exception made to the Citadel’s uniform, which all cadets at the storied public military college in South Carolina are required to wear at nearly all times. (At beaches, for example, college rules stipulate that, “Cadets will change into appropriate swimwear upon arrival and change back into uniform when departing.”) A spokeswoman said that to her knowledge, in its nearly 175-year history, the school has never granted a religious, or other, accommodation that resulted in a change to the uniform.

    1. The Citadel educates and trains officers for the armed forces of the United States. Participants should receive absolutely no waivers for extraneous clothing of this nature, and no exceptions should be made informally either.

      1. A lot of their graduates go on to the military, but it’s not West Point or Annapolis. Plenty of Citadel students graduate to civilian lives. Same thing at VMI.

        Also, the Army is now making an exception for a Sikh officer to wear a turban, which I have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, he sounds like an excellent soldier and the Sikhs have an impressive warrior tradition. On the other hand, if you make that one exception, where does it stop?

        1. Look, you can’t have a proper Empire if you don’t have native troops in their own headgear on the battlefield. I’m totally in favor of Sikh turbans, Gurka hats, Turkish fezes and suchlike.

            1. Now THAT was cultural appropriation! TRIGGERED!

            2. “Polish Zouaves of Death”
              I approve.

            3. “Polish Zouaves of Death!”

        2. On the other hand, if you make that one exception, where does it stop?

          Again, would it interfere with the tasks a soldier could be expected to perform? As you state, Sikhs and Gurkahs have provided plenty of evidence that turbans don’t get in the way of being a supreme bad-ass.

          1. Unless you’re a Pastafarian.

          2. Actually, it might. Hard to get much of a seal on a gas mask with a turban and beard, not that the need arises very often. That’s why all branches of the armed forces require being clean shaven other than a small mustache.

            There also is the fact that uniforms are meant to be, um, uniform.

            Gurkhas don’t wear turbans. Their field uniforms are the same as everyone else’s.

          3. Um yeah, it might. There is a reason soldiers wear matching uniforms. You might as allow them to wear t-shirts and slacks.

            1. See below. Effectiveness shouldn’t be compromised.

            2. As I said, if it might interfere with tasks, then it should be allowed. And yes, soldiers wear uniforms, but every military force has allowed some element of individual expression. You’ve heard of morale patches, yes? Your uncle showed you his M1 from ‘Nam once, right? America has always recognized that an individual soldier’s expression of faith is important to overall unit morale, just as standardized uniforms are.

              And let’s be honest, if this were about the Citadel telling a cadet he or she couldn’t wear a cross, you’d be squealing like a stuck pig.

              1. A cross is concealable, and doesn’t change the uniform, a hijab however does.

                A better analogy might be someone wanting to wear a hat that said WWJD.

                1. You’re evading the question. If the Citadel banned the wearing of crosses, would you support that policy?

                  1. I actually wouldn’t really give a shit, but it’s still a bad analogy.

                    1. I actually wouldn’t really give a shit

                      Right….I find that risible considering this entire discussion was sparked by your feelings on who they’re going to put on our money.

                      but it’s still a bad analogy.

                      No, it’s a perfectly fine analogy; you’d just get it wrong if it were on the SAT.

              2. I won’t speak for MetalBard, since I’m not acquainted with him, but I can tell you for a fact that I wouldn’t be.

                Wearing a crucifix on a chain around your neck isn’t even minutely comparable to donning religious headgear, because what you wear on your head in military service often makes a gigantic, practical difference.

                However, a Christian officer who requests exemption from regulations so that he can wear a crown of thorns, for instance, is a valid comparative example.

                1. We’re not talking about practical differences, we’re talking about the Citadel’s uniform policy, which is entirely about esprite de corps. Again, if the Citadel decided the way to deal with the hijab issue to be like France and ban all religious items, I suspect our dear friend would be wailing and gnashing his teeth. And let’s be honest with ourselves here, that is a likely outcome of all of this. So perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to jump aboard the S.S. Take That Rag Off Your Head.

                  Jus’ sayin’

                  1. 1) If MetalBard is a censorious hypocrite, that’s his folly.

                    2) The discussion widened in scope, and as it concerns military dress, I see no reason this issue — and the solutions proposed herein — shouldn’t pertain to both active-duty personnel and ROTC participants at the Citadel.

                    3) The entire point is that in my case, it’s the SS Guarding Equally Against Any And All Types Of Uniform And/Or Equipment Destruction — that is, my principle here applies to all items deviating from the norm, regardless of origin, or of purpose.

                    1. Again, I think we agree. If it interferes with tasks then it shouldn’t be allowed. I’ve never said anything different. However, some people here, not you, just want to argue with me because I said it.

                    2. Those are the sort of people that make you feel like you’re talking to a wall.

              3. Where’s the pack of Luckies?

        3. Purely cosmetic exceptions that have no impact on practicality, and which do not significantly distort the esthetic of the uniform, are inconsequential, and I suppose I would have no issue with such indulgences.

          Allowing a Sikh to incorporate a turban into his uniform, provided it displays the appropriate rank insignia, flags, and emblems, is acceptable by that standard, if its use is restricted to everyday, non-combat service — with equipment like helmets, say, still being mandatory without exception during the execution of duties on the battlefield.

          Similarly, if a Muslim officer wishes to wear religious headwear, it should bear American military symbology as it is worn generally by other members of the same uniformed service, with absolutely no alterations to its presence and appearance made to accommodate the difference between the given headwear and, say, an ordinary beret, or a helmet.

          If you’re an officer in the United States Army, that’s who you are first and foremost. The degradation of our military for the sake of individuals whose personal inclinations deviate from tradition and policy is a folly best left to the Europeans.

          1. This is my stance, basically.

      2. Why? We’re not France; American culture doesn’t mandate that all expressions of individual faith be banished from the common sphere. If it can be proved that a hijab wouldn’t interfere with the tasks she is expected to perform, what reason is there to deny her? Same question applies for Jewish cadets and yarmulkes, Sikh cadets wearing turbans, etc.

        1. Pastafarians and tricornes

        2. You know that was all about dealing with the Muslims right? They only added the others to make it look like they weren’t just targeting Muslims.

          1. Who is they and what did they add? If you’re talking about the Citadel, then this request is the first of its kind; if you’re talking about the military as a whole, the Sikh officer as well as Orthodox Jewish soldiers wearing yarmulkes was well before this.

            1. I was talking about France, which you referenced earlier

              1. I see. And that’s nonsense, la?cit? (or separation of Church and State on steroids), while first being codified in the late 19th century, has been a huge element of French culture since the Revolution.

          2. WHYCOME DID THEM LET IN MUSLMIS???????????????

            1. Do you ever get tired of this same shtick?

              1. Nope. Sure don’t.

            2. And Warty again proves he is a retarded SJW.

              Quick look over there I think some evil white southerner just microaggressed some black transsexual midget. Go get em!

              1. You are really not very smart. Maybe you could tell me more about what I am?

                1. “You are really not very smart. Maybe you could tell me more about what I am?”

                  HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.

                  Spoken by someone who’s every response to others is to tell them, YOU’RE IGNORANT, YOU’RE STUPID. FUCK YOU YOU’RE STUPID , FUCK YOU YOU’RE IGNORANT. ME SMART, ME WART. ONCE WE REAL LIBERTARIANS TOLD EACH OTHER HOW SMART WE WERE. ME WART. YOU SHOULD BOW DOWN TO THE WART CUZ ONCE PEOPLE HERE THOUGHT ME SMART.

                  That’s your shtick that you are so proud of ? That’s pretty lame shit.

                  Do you not have any mirrors in your house Wart?

                  We get it Wart. Once there was some serious Libertarian discussions that took place here.

                  Those days are in the past.

                  As is your celebrity status.

                  Deal with it fuckwad.

              2. Considering MetalBard a yokel moron =|= SJW

                1. Just follow Warty’s example, insult anyone who disagrees with you, and assume anyone who disagrees with you just isn’t as intelligent as you,It’s what reelly reelly smert peoples do.

                  I curious though How old are you? I just want to know at what age did you discover the answer to all life’s questions? Please share with us dumbass yokels your infinite wisdom, before I have to head back to my turnip farm.

                  1. Safe assumption, by and large, when dealing with yokels or with DHS attorneys.

                    1. Honest question — what’s a yokel around here? I’m not up-to-date with the local jargon.

                    2. In general, it refers to angry, ignorant, insecure, and buffoonish members of the formerly TEAM RED and now TEAM TRUMP persuasion.

                    3. Oh, and self-pitying. They tend to love to feel sorry for themselves.

                    4. Bearing in mind that that litany of ad hominems applies equally to anyone who has ever disagreed with Warty, Episiarch, Nikki or SugarFree (who are either sock puppets of each other or mind-melded to an extent that would be freakish for a married couple on their 75th anniversary) on any subject, ever, regardless of reason or merit.

                    5. Oh, and the inverse of a yokel is a cosmo, named after the magazine, or the cocktail, or both, because they’re all big-city old media cocktail party attending limousine liberals or something. These are extremely substantive criteria though.

                    6. I liked my definition better.

                    7. Those are not ad hominiems. That’s not what ad hominiem means. Why is the inability to understand this so characteristic of you idiots?

                    8. Those are not ad hominiems

                      They are when you substitute them for an argument by attacking the character of a person instead of what they said, which is exactly the context in which the term is used here, just like “cosmo”. The yokel/cosmo bullshit is the Reason equivalent of “racist” or “fascist” in the general lexicon.

                      Also, my spelling was correct. “Hominiem” is not a word. When you’re lecturing people on how ostensibly stupid, illiterate and under-educated they are, you’d do well to avoid basic spelling errors.

                    9. Bearing in mind that that litany of ad hominems applies equally to anyone who has ever disagreed with Warty, Episiarch, Nikki or SugarFree (who are either sock puppets of each other or mind-melded to an extent that would be freakish for a married couple on their 75th anniversary) on any subject, ever, regardless of reason or merit.

                      You do realize that two of the people you mentioned actually are married?

                    10. Warty and Episiarch?

                    11. Warty and Epi are married ?

                      Who knew ?

                    12. Honest question — what’s a yokel around here?

                      Same as anywhere else.

                    13. 5 dollars, same as downtown

                    14. Honest question — what’s a yokel around here?

                      A term coined in reaction to a certain faction who assumed all who disagreed with them were effete city-slicker “rootless cosmopolitans”. Even now, if one expresses a viewpoint not held by the typical White male striver engineer/techie from Oklahoma who thinks paprika is “spicy” demographic, you’ll hear shrill ululations of “COSMO!”

                      Some feel turnabout is fair play.

                    15. Let’s hear it for Rothbard deciding that appealing to David Duke voters was a smart strategy for libertarians.

                    16. Let’s be honest, Rothbard never really was fond of the Schvartzers in the first place.

                    17. Back in the 1960s he was a big Black Panthers fan. He openly admitted his fondness for Leninist tactics by trying to ally with whoever had vague opposition to the status quo be it David Duke, the Black Panthers or Gary Hart.

                      So it should be no surprise that the Rockwellians are big Trump fans.

                  2. I curious though How old are you?

                    Now you’re just fucking with me.

        3. If it can be proved that a hijab wouldn’t interfere with the tasks she is expected to perform, what reason is there to deny her?

          The first task in a military-type institution is to stop thinking for yourself and do what you’re told without asking questions. Why is this person enrolled at The Citadel if she doesn’t understand this or accept this? “Because I said so” is the answer to every question until you learn to stop asking questions.

    2. A Muslim handjob? Is that a thing?

      1. Don’t pretend like you’ve never come across Mia Khalifa in your internet travels.

        1. Too old.

        2. She’d be so much more fun with a more realistic boob job. It’s a shame.

          1. No such thing. They 100% look awful.

            1. None is the best kind of more realistic, it’s true.

    3. She’s special. She’s a Muslim. She’s an army of one who defeated the racist, cis-gendered, heteronormative, islamophobic, militaristic patriarchy at the Citadel and made them cry like babies.

  38. Alexander Hamilton was a mercantilist who supported tariffs. What was his position on the Alien and Sedition acts?

    1. Man, you are really upset that put that nigger on the $20, huh?

      1. Bitch he might, but is there any evidence he’s racist?

        1. There’s a reason we call him Whineston.

        2. He’s fucking Canadian. It’s not even his goddamn money. Unless you’re suggesting he’s just whining because he likes to whine.

          1. “Unless you’re suggesting he’s just whining because he likes to whine.”

            Yes. Winston will whine about absolutely anything.

          2. His complaints tend to be irrelevant and logically questionable.

          3. If that’s the case, just be glad he’s not calling for bills in a range of colors and the Queen’s portrait.

          4. “He’s fucking Canadian.”

            You know, I’m still here.

            Lurking.

            1. All I’m saying is that he doesn’t have any skin in the game but he whines like it’s being peeled off him with the back of spoon.

          5. Tulpa’s Canadian?

            1. We’re all Tulpa Canadian.

      2. No I just find it amusing that Alexander Hamilton is now a great guy yet many of his attitudes are quite Trumpist.

        1. Haven’t you realized that Reason has gone all in on the identity politics bandwagon? They hate Jackson because he was mean to Indians or some such bullshit.

          1. So it’s anti-libertarian to oppose the state-sanctioned veneration of a genocidaire…that’s an interesting take.

            1. Well July…

              And what about those Union Generals who later warred against the Indians…

            2. Oh go cry me a fucking river, and Washington owned slaves, and Abe Lincoln was practically a dictator.

              Besides living next to some of those tribes back then would be like living next to ISIS right now. There’s a reason they called them savages.

              1. The myth of the noble savage is one of the most cataclysmically retarded ideas ever to spring forth from any man’s mind.

                1. Yet somehow it persists. The vast majority of Americans seem to believe that Indians were basically harmless hippies smoking peace pipes and living in harmony with mother nature.

                  1. I’d recommend that people misled in such a way start educating themselves on the subject by studying the Comanche.

                  2. The vast majority of Americans seem to believe that Indians were basically harmless hippies smoking peace pipes and living in harmony with mother nature.

                    So let me get this straight…if I believe that these people had a right to not have their lands stolen and be systematically massacred by foreign invaders, I must “believe that Indians were basically harmless hippies smoking peace pipes and living in harmony with mother nature”? Do I have that correct?

                    1. Yes, pa. Just like not wanting to bomb all the Muslims until they are paste means you’re a pacifist who would just sit there and let yourself be murdered by a guy while he’s raping your wife.

                    2. No you must believe that Indians were “basically harmless hippies smoking peace pipe, and living in harmony with mother nature” because you seem to believe that Indians just stayed on their own lands and minded their own business.

                    3. you seem to believe that Indians just stayed on their own lands and minded their own business.

                      Yeah, that’s hilarious. He seems to ignore the Indian invasions of Spain and England which killed millions. But it must be OK because Indians.

                      Red savages. We can never forgive them.

                    4. What so now you people don’t support open borders?

                    5. I can’t decide what’s dumber: the words you’re putting in his mouth, or the fact that you quoted yourself.

                      Have you ever read a book with footnotes?

                    6. Whats dumb is thinking that Indians were somehow one nation of people. Yes everything in North America was peaceful until the evil white man showed up right?

                    7. You understand that literally no one believes that, right? It’s impressive that you weave together so much bullshit in order to give yourself something to be outraged about. Is it because you’re deeply sub-average?

                    8. The myth of the myth of the noble savage.

                    9. Your questionable perspective on the history of American settlement notwithstanding, it’s possible to simultaneously believe that mistreatment of Indians occurred, which nobody disputes, and that the modern fable of the universally peaceable, harmless Natives is spectacular horseshit.

                  3. “The vast majority of Americans seem to believe that Indians were basically harmless hippies smoking peace pipes and living in harmony with mother nature.”

                    Indians were often violent war mongers who also didn’t deserve to be murdered after having their land stolen.

                    The Aztecs were terrible people and the people who killed the Aztecs were also terrible. I don’t know why saying the Indians were mistreated means I must have an inaccurate view of how violent many of them were.

                    1. The whole “Land stolen” thing is another myth, how much of that land was bought or traded for?

                      Hell must the North America was already depopulated before the first white settlement sprung up. Is it stealing to build a settlement in an area thats basically empty? And stealing from who? Who owns that land?

                      If an asteroid hits New York and kills everyone there, who owns that land? And if nobody has a claim on it, then how can it be stolen?

                    2. “The whole “Land stolen” thing is another myth, how much of that land was bought or traded for?”

                      Uh huh. Then why were all those Floridian Indians marched out of the state and how do you explain the Sioux losing territory over time to American expansion?

                    3. Those Floridian Indians were raiding settlements across the border. Why do you think Jackson marched into that area, which was Spanish territory at the time, in the first place?

                    4. For the record, I’m deeply pleased that my ancestors won the race war.

                    5. It doesn’t. They’re not mutually exclusive.

                    6. “Indians were often violent war mongers who also didn’t deserve to be murdered after having their land stolen.”

                      So were they granted titled to that land by the Great Father or did they take and defend those lands from other tribes until the Great White Tribe came along and they could no longer defend “their” lands ?

                      heysus !

                      I never knew that History started the day that the Great White Tribe came along.

                  4. Everything they know about the indigenous inhabitants of North America they learned from Dances with Wolves and Disney cartoons.

          2. Of course. Libertarians should go all-in for their support of the man who single-handedly invented the ‘imperial Presidency’.

            1. Abraham Lincoln?

              *microwaves popcorn*

              1. That ain’t real popcorn.

                *drizzles oil in pan and turns on stove*

                1. Euphemism?

              2. No, as always, we can blame the Democrats first.

            2. Wilson?

            3. Cheney?

          3. Totes bullshit, dude. Really, those Injuns had it coming.

            1. So fucking sick of prog SJWs saying it’s wrong to march women and children until they die

              1. But he was dreamy, like Obama!

            2. Even putting the issues of slavery and Indians aside, Jackson was a demagogue and a murderer. Fuck him.

      3. So not gushing over Alexander Hamilton is racist, huh?

        1. What’s with all the Hamilton hate? Is it because progtards like him now?

          1. Hamilton’s Report on the Subject of Manufactures was a national industrial policy that called for a national bank and a system of tariffs and subsidies to support the 18th-century version of Solyndra, getting buy-in from the states on the policy by offering to nationalize their debt. He was a Top. Man., iow.

    1. They’re entitled to lots of money for little work, and if they don’t get it, they’ll burn shit. Morality and civilized behavior is for uncultured Americans.

      Fuck these European cocksuckers.

      1. Hey, not all Europeans are the same! Some of them can keep the trains running on time, for example. You can’t do that if you’re constantly rioting.

        1. You know who else made the trains–oh, wait, i think that’s what you were going for…

          1. And they’re better at it than ever.

    2. We don’t disrupt things when we don’t get our way.

    3. The SNPDEN school administrators’ union said that school officials have repeatedly been subjected to violence, including one school principal who suffered three fractured ribs when a protester jumped on her.

      These students are on the right side of history.

  39. Support for marijuana legalization in the United States is at a record high.

    I see what you did there.

      1. I think because stoners listen to records?

  40. Thought: What are the chances Rand makes a power play for the nomination at the RNC? Zero? Less than zero?

    1. 0.0000000000000000001% chance.

      1. So you’re saying there’s a chance

        1. Libertarian nanosecond.

    2. Well, if SMOD strikes Cleveland during the convention and Rand’s not there…

  41. The Dems better get rid of the Donkey as it originally was an attack on Andrew Jackson calling him a Jackass and implying that Democrats are Jackasses…oh wait never mind very appropriate.

  42. Snapchat released a Bob Marley selfie filter today.

    Now I know all is well.

  43. Dude that just looks like its gonna be really cool.

    http://www.Web-Privacy.tk

    1. I haven’t read too much gossip about James Franco but what little I have read says that he is more than “a little” gay. But whatever I don’t care. Bad Yokel I am…

      1. Nobody’s that straight.

      2. I would have maybe ten years ago and only if those disgusting tatts are fake.

    2. I’M 23% BISEXUAL! I AM SPECIAL!!

  44. Public Service Announcement: For an entertaining 4-20 night, get thee to Amazon Prime and stream the delightful 1944 epic, “Wilson.” Each time your jaw drops, take a hit. My wife and I tried this with alcohol and passed out after 40 minutes.

    1. The movie was a big flop at the time because audiences apparently still hated Wilson.

      Anyway there should be a new Woodrow Wilson biopic. The battle between the TOP MAN Left and the SJW Left and the Neocons will be amusing.

      1. No matter, it’s so much fun. Mrs. Candy and I were actually in pain from laughing so hard.

    1. But men were given a fresh trial after prosecutor misconduct was revealed

      Oopsie. Well, mistakes will happen.

  45. How to Explain Mansplaining

    The manologue takes many forms, but is characterized by the proffering of words not asked for, of views not solicited and of arguments unsought. It is underwritten by the doubtful assumption that the audience will naturally be interested, and that this interest will not flag. And that when it comes to speeches or commentary, longer is better.

    The prevalence of the manologue is deeply rooted in the fact that men take, and are allocated, more time to talk in almost every professional setting. Women self-censor, edit, apologize for speaking. Men expound.

    The next sentence:

    Of course, some women can be equally long-winded, but it is far less common.

    1. The manologue takes many forms, but is characterized by the proffering of words not asked for, of views not solicited and of arguments unsought. It is underwritten by the doubtful assumption that the audience will naturally be interested, and that this interest will not flag. And that when it comes to speeches or commentary, longer is better.

      The prevalence of the manologue is deeply rooted in the fact that men take, and are allocated, more time to talk in almost every professional setting. Women self-censor, edit, apologize for speaking. Men expound.

      tl;dr

        1. STOP EXPOUNDING!

      1. The manologue takes many forms, but is characterized by the proffering of words not asked for, of views not solicited and of arguments unsought.

        So why are you hanging around that particular street corner? Just move on. If you’re not talking about some raving lunatic yelling at you, then you have no idea how a conversation works.

    2. Ooh, ooh, do manspreading next. Be sure to describehow violated and uncomfortable you feel. Be… explicit.

    3. Would it make me as sexist as I am racist to mention that the most unnecessarily talkative people I’ve ever met are all women?

      1. You could not possibly be as sexist as you are racist. So you got that goin’ for ya.

      2. It’s not about sex, it’s about power dynamics. The sort of man who will steamroll over a woman is the sort who will dispense unsolicited advice and deliver unnecessary soliloquies as a way to cement his position and reinforce his self-importance.

        But don’t you dare suggest that’s a characteristic of the far right-hand tail of the power distribution bell curve, of which men are better represented than women. It’s all about sex and all men should feel bad because some men make them feel bad.

      3. In my experience, the behavior most often called ‘typically male’ is usually “NOT LISTENING” rather than ‘talking too much’

        and by “not listening” they mean, “not cooing approvingly and empathizing at multiple points during their long rambling narratives”

    4. Because if there is one thing men are generally known for, it’s going on and on about their dayy and that bitch Sheila.

    5. Of course, some women can be equally long-winded, but it is far less common.

      Really? Because this shit took almost a thousand words.

    6. If you took Princess Leia out of “Star Wars,” the total speaking time for female characters is 63 seconds out of the original trilogy’s 386 minutes.

      If you take the female characters out of working girl, Harrison Ford has 100% of the lines.

    7. A million dollar bet says that this same author, who goes on and on about the way men talk, also believes that there are no actual differences between men and women and that a person with a penis is a woman if that’s what that person so desires.

      Can’t have it both ways.

  46. This… this can’t be real can it? It’s a parody, right?

    http://heatst.com/culture-wars…..sm_tw_post

    1. Watch Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Demolition Man’, and pay attention to the way everybody behaves in the future he’s awoken in. That’s literally the level of retardation we’re approaching now.

    2. It wouldn’t work as parody. Too unbelievable.

      Besides, it’s entertaining.

      Aeriel A. Ashlee ?@aerielashlee
      Being told by another Asian womxn that she has been mistaken for me multiple times at the #PHLWPC17 #WPCsowhite

      You don’t get any satisfaction in knowing just how bothered these cretins are about minor shit like this?

      1. Not if you know even a tiny bit about Mao’s cultural revolution. “Do you take them seriously?” is the question.

        Yes.

        1. These idiots don’t have the power. They don’t have the institutions, however much they clamor in media and on campus. They’re arguing themselves into cultural irrelevance.

          The Trumpalos, those are the idiots you want to worry about.

          1. And yet the culture inexorably drifts in their direction not matter how ludicrous they are.

          2. These idiots don’t have the power. They don’t have the institutions,

            They own higher education and have so for decades. They own the lot Christian churches. They are well on their way to owning the US military. These are politically significant institutions. That they are idiots (‘fools’ is the better word) does not mean that they have not been successful.

            1. Progressives do, yes. There’s no denying that. But this breed of progressive essentialist has gotten far more attention than they warrant or deserve, mostly because they are so outlandish and silly. And The ridicule they’ve been subject to and the fact that they’re mostly cannibalizing their own cause has pretty well inoculated society against their warped ideology.

      1. Before dispersing, attendees received a warning to be careful while walking to their rooms. Why? With so many white people going in so many different ways all at once, organizers warned they could start physically exerting their white privilege by walking too aggressively and not paying heed to their surroundings. If attendees weren’t careful, they said, they risked getting in the way of non-white attendees who would have no choice but to shy away and debase themselves before these barreling vectors of overwhelming privilege.

        See? I haven’t laughed so hard today except for that dachshund hockey video.

      2. By Sunday morning, WPC organizers were aware that several stories had been written about the conference’s proceedings, and they reacted swiftly. An email was sent to TheDCNF demanding that its reporter meet organizers in-person and sign a restrictive agreement that would prohibit him from saying or writing anything at all about what happened in the conference. This demand was not met.

        Later, prior to Sunday’s keynote address, WPC founder Eddie Moore, Jr. attempted to root out the conference’s media problem by encouraging attendees be on the lookout for anybody who didn’t have a nametag. Since TheDCNF had a nametag, this strategy was useless. Speakers were also told to open their presentations by asking if a reporter was in the room, a tactic TheDCNF nullified by having its reporter not respond to this question.

        Love that last one. Did they think it was like that old canard that if you ask an undercover cop if they’re an undercover cop, they have to tell the truth?

        1. Overgrown infants, dude. Naive as fuck.

    3. Excited to hear @JamesWLoewen at #PHLWPC17, but uncomfortable w/his dismissive use of the gender non-inclusive word “guys”

      SJWs ruin the Sesame Street mantra “Hey you guys!”.

    4. Great keynote by @JamesWLoewen, but going over time allotted is another example of white supremacy #WPCsowhite #PHLWPC17
      ? Aeriel A. Ashlee (@aerielashlee) April 16, 2016

      To Dr. Loewen’s credit, he responded:

      @aerielashlee Dr.Moore told me, just before I started, to take one hour. I took exactly 53 minutes.
      ? James W. Loewen (@JamesWLoewen) April 17, 2016

      But it was to no avail, as he had committed a second sin.

      A white man’s defensiveness instead of accepting responsibility #WPCsowhite #PHLWPC17 @JamesWLoewen @jillmarette99 @TheeKWard @got_privilege
      ? Aeriel A. Ashlee (@aerielashlee) April 17, 2016

      Uppity for a white boy, ain’t he? Gotta put them one’s in they place.
      How the hell could you not go off on somebody so obviously going out of their way to smack-talk you just for the sake of proving they can smack-talk you? And how the hell do her remarks not make it pretty damn obvious who thinks they’ve got all the privilege here?

      1. Would it be wrong for me, as a white man approaching middle age, to admit that I’d like to see that girl get smacked in the face?

    1. NAPLES, Italy

      Brought to you by the makers of Fiat? I’m not too worried

    2. A Scottish actor playing a Russian sub commander: problematic?

      1. Lithuanian, as I recall for some inexplicable reason, but your point stands.

        1. The Baltic States were independent before the Soviet invasion in WWII. Then the Soviets tried to Russify them.

          There’s a bit of resentment towards Russia for that.

              1. Ugh. What is wrong with you? You are sick!

                1. I’m sorry, dude. Here’s something that suits your tastes a little more:

                  http://www.mytinyphone.com/upl…..309691.jpg

  47. Peek derp, right here:

    http://www.salon.com/2016/04/2…..a_bad_rep/

    1. There is no peak derp.

      1. But it is a peek at the derp.

        1. ::clears throat::

          Yeah, what commodious said.

    2. Nope, check out the White Privilege Conference derp. That even more derpy than Salon.

    3. But it is a fine specimen of derp ? people hate the government because of private entities? not because of the problems the government created.

    4. “The freedom to invest in a [stock] market that was about to crash.”

      Wouldn’t the influx of billions of dollars from the Social Security Fund have buoyed the market?

    5. But for that government to function well, the private sector must get out of the way.

      And yet here you are, a private sector employee gratuitously interjecting your opinions into the matter of how the government ought to function. Almost as bad as the New York Times Corporation opining that the government shouldn’t be influenced by corporate opinions on what the goverment should be doing.

  48. Comment #420 ?

      1. or “jib”. I think its a sailing expression. So many things are.

      2. I just want to be your everything.

      3. It instead promotes a fearful and hypersensitive culture that treats the quill as a murder weapon

        I don’t know about murder weapon, but…

        1. I think given that he’s australian, it needed something like this

          1. I owned a hedgehog when I was younger. That thing was painful even without being massive and angry.

  49. Of course how I can I forget the Ultimate Libertarian Film?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL55GvEHisI

  50. Wtf is going on with Reason? I am now getting emails from them that are simply paid releases from “our sponsor.”

    Way to go for that extra credibility, guys.

  51. Can we call the $20 bill a “Tubby” now? A Tubby for a glubby on my chubby?

    1. Replace that drunk U.S. Grant with Davy Crockett. 70 bucks become so eighties. That’s how stimulus works, right?

    2. “Like”

    3. And Lysander Spooner on the new $10.00 gold-backed note, who’s with me?

    4. I jiggle when I wiggle and it makes my mommy giggle!

    5. I believe when the new dollar coins came out, the term for them was “Sags

      I only ever get them when i need to feed the subway card-machines bills and it makes change.

  52. The drugs war = a direct violation of the US Constitution and not to mention our natural right to control our own body.

    Obama – a big ass clown/ass hat hypocrite who smokes reefer while listening to Rick James’ Mary Jane but has the outrageous insolence to have the DEA arrest me for smoking some reefer in the confines of my mid-century modern ranch house while hosting a party that featured the music of Waylon Jennings.

    Obama – leader of the drug war, I am right now smoking some reefer and calling you out. I call for your impeachment due to your gross violations of the US Constitutions which are numerous and well documented. If the GOP really were the party of limited government, you would have been tried by now.

  53. Non satirical headline over at Hot Air in support of Utah anti-porn bill:

    Utah leads America’s fight against erectile dysfunction, violence against women

  54. “Netflix Movies To Watch On 4/20: The Best Stoner Options For April 20, 2016”

    From the…International Business Times?!?

    (Autoplay)

    1. My guess is that the people who made Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure would sometimes take a break from working on the film so they could smoke some weed.

      …and that the people who made Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey would sometimes take a break from smoking weed in order to work on the film.

      1. “Work is the curse of the drinking smoking classes.”

      2. Eddie, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess you’ve never gotten high.

        1. I’ve familiarized myself with all the cultural stereotypes and I listen to Jamaican musicians, isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

          1. Exactly.

    2. I have no idea what the IBT is or who writes for it, but it comes up regularly when I search for gaming news.

  55. INTERVIEWER: “You are aware that 4/20 isn’t a school holiday, right?”

    STUDENT: “Of course not, but why should I care…oh, right, I’m in school.”

    1. “I haven’t gone to class in weeks, why start today?”

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