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  1. How Gary Johnson is trying win over anti-Trump and anti-Clinton voters.

    By being just as bad, I hope.

    1. At winning elections? I think so.

    2. Hello.

      “European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.”

      Britain is gonna lose their dental plan.

        1. +1 Michael Strahan

          1. Seriously. WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THAT GUY? Why is he everywhere? I don’t get it. I fail to see the appeal.

            1. White people love Michael Strahan because he makes Wayne Brady look like Bryant Gumbel.

              1. Is Wayne Brady going to have to choke a bitch?

              2. I love Dave Chappelle. There, I said it.

            2. He’s the Black Regis Philbin.

              1. Literally.

            3. As a Giants fan, seeing Michael Strahan on vapid morning shows aimed at bored housewives embarrasses me. You think LT would ever do that shit in between coke binges with teenaged hookers? Hell no.

      1. Lisa needs braces.

        1. Dental Plan!

          Damn, that’s an annoying Pavlovian response.

        2. Dental Plan!

          Damn, that’s an annoying Pavlovian response.

    3. He’s apparently making an approach from the whiny little bitch angle.

  2. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.

    One Ring to Rule Them All.

    1. So does that make Britain Mordor?

      1. Lilliput.

        1. Does that make the remainders bigendians and the leavers littlendians?

          1. Leave Sam and Frodo alone.

            1. I don’t think he knows about second brexit, Pip.
              What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn’t he?

      2. The shire. They already look like hobbits.

        1. They’re not gay, they’re HOBBITS!!

    2. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the land of Brussels, in the fires of Bureaucracy, the Dark Lords forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. “One Ring to rule them all.” One by one, the Free Lands of Europe fell to the power of the Ring. But there were some who resisted. A Last Alliance of Free Britons voted against the powers of Brussels and on the banks of the English Channel, they fought for the freedom of Britain. Victory was near. But the power of the Ring could not be undone.”

      1. Very good. But the alliance of free Britons is already cracking with the Scots wanting to stay under the rule of the DLB.

        1. Only because they are under the spell of Wormtongue.

          Once he got them to think haggis was real food, he knew he could make them do anything.

        2. Scots arent Britons, arent they celts or something?

            1. The Picts were ethnolinguistically Celtish.

              1. Do those mix?

              2. True, but linguistically Gaelic has some interesting distinctions from mainland Celtic that separates the two on a linguistic level. Mainly, in that Gaelic has completely different sentence structures.

          1. Britons are also celts. The English aren’t Britons though, they’re Germanic

            1. For the record, the six celtic nations are:

              Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man

              1. But are they pledged to the King of the North or to the Lannisters?

                1. HOUSE MINT MILANO REMEMBERS!

      2. Queen Angela: In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas!

        1. Several of the lads here would…

      3. Carryover from the other thread, that weird German family were technically Stuarts too, just distaff cousins.

        The winter queen was the daughter of James V (or James I in England) and Sophie was her daughter.

        1. And looking it up, the “rightful” Jacobite King of Scotland would be Franz, Duke of Bavaria, so they would still be stuck with a weird german family.

    3. “As long as this ring remains on your finger, your wife will be faithful.”

  3. House Republicans are planning to release the Benghazi report today.

    Everyone, all together now:

    1. Li… libertarian moment?

      Hitler?

    2. I think he was going for WDATPDIM?

      (mad cackling)

    3. “Wh-why — This doesn’t look a *thing* like the Democrat’s version!”

    4. You know who else?

    5. PHAKE SKANDULZ!!!?

      1. I shall NOT drink Hitler!

        1. What would be in a Hitler cocktail? Some sort of Bloody Mary variation with schnapps?

          1. Schnapps, cyanide and gasoline?

          2. Vodka(schnapps), mustard, sauerkraut juice, and a touch of kosher salt.

          3. Well you wouldn’t be able to use any kind of juice. I hear Hitler hated juice. And books.

          4. “Dead Nazi” is peppermint schnapps and Jaeger register. Hmmmm.

    6. What difference ? at this point, what difference does it make?

  4. after the city passed legislation that would penalize it for unregistered hosts.”

    Just run a DNS server in your bathroom, Clinton-style.

    1. Stupid question… what benefit does one receive by registering oneself as a “host” with the city grandees?

      1. You get to pay your taxes to the city as a hotelier. Duh.

        1. You gotta pay the troll toll before you get this hotel.

  5. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.

    140 characters at a time.

  6. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.

    Prediction: they’re agin’ it!

    1. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

      1. I’ve had a rough day, and i hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!

        1. The Dude abides.

      2. They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can’t kill the Brexit.

    2. Fortunately, the overtime rules on French and German deployments makes an armed response untenable.

      1. Even the Wehrmacht at the height of its power couldn’t invade across the channel. I doubt the EU could.

        1. They just need to find some norse bastards.

          I don’t mean the scandanavian ulta-betas they’ve got now, but either someone able to go a viking or someone who could follow in William the Bastard’s footsteps.

          1. Those Norse bastards left Scandinavia long ago for other places.

            1. So they need Hebridean champions?? The Hebrides is populated by Norse-Gaels descended from viking raiders and conquerors who led to the Brittish Isles by Ivar the Boneless, son of Ragnarr Lodbrok. The Hebrides voted to stay in the EU. And the Hebrides is on the Western Seaboard of Scotland so the EU’s “Norse bastards” wouldn’t even need to cross the channel to get to Britain. The Hebrideans seem the perfect candidates for a crack squad of pro-EU Norse Bastards.

      2. Angela Merkel was on a state visit to Poland.

        At customs she is stopped and asked a few questions:

        Customs agent: Citizenship?
        Merkel: German
        Customs agent: Occupation?
        Merkel: Not this time, just visiting.

        1. Customs agent: Citizenship?
          Merkel: German
          Customs agent: Occupation?
          Merkel: Not yet, just make sure you vote correctly.

        2. Stealing this without attribution, just fyi.

  7. ‘Super racist’ pool safety poster prompts Red Cross apology

    Not only were the poster’s designers not hitting the mark, Sawyer thought, they had created an image that was racist. Sawyer complained to a lifeguard at the first facility and penned a letter to management asking for the poster’s removal, she told KUSA.

    After seeing the poster a second time, she posted an image of it online.

    “I felt really angry,” she said.

    The poster ? titled “Be Cool, Follow The Rules” ? depicts various children playing at the pool. But white children are labeled as behaving in a “cool” way while children of color who are depicted defying pool rules are labeled “not cool.”

    1. Except that I see white children disobeying the rules and labelled Not Cool as well.

      I think the people crying racism are the racists.

      1. Hey, i have it on good* authority** from right here on this forum that Some People are culturally incapable of correct behavior!

        * not really
        ** not really

        1. Some People are culturally incapable of correct behavior!

          Libertarians?

          1. I WAS BORN THIS WAY

          2. I was only running on the grass skirt, I never ran around the pool.

            1. I was only running on the grass skirt…

              You just like to gambol on the plain, is all.

              1. Don’t go putting that evil on us, Ricky Bobby!

      2. Hey, i have it on good* authority** from right here on this forum that Some People are culturally incapable of correct behavior!

        * not really
        ** not really

        1. Squirrels are racist.

          1. Did you ever think it’s only you they don’t like? /sarc
            Actually the squirrels are equal-opportunity discriminators.

            1. Well, the individual IS the smallest, most oppressed minority, so…

        2. Squirrels?

          1. They run this place.

      3. I believe the argument is that white children with black hair in that picture are obviously latino and thus minorities.

        1. They could also be wops.

          1. Maybe we’re regressing back to the time period where “white” only refers to people of English ancestry…

      4. the people crying racism are the racists

        It’s axiomatic at this point.

    2. children of color who are depicted defying pool rules are labeled “not cool.”

      Well, at least the poster depicted children of color as being able to swim.

      1. Yeah, I figured it would have black kids drowning or something.

        1. Worse, they’re melting on contact with the water.

        2. Actually I think the one in the middle might be drowning. I can’t for the life of me figure out what the hell he’s supposed to be doing and why it’s “not cool”. He looks like he’s flailing around and gasping for air.

    3. My problem with it is that I don’t see any Asian children. I just guess unlike the Red Cross, I’m not racist against chinamen.

      1. THE LACK OF CHINAMEN IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE.

      2. Isn’t the closest not-cool kid pushing an Asian into the pool?

        1. to see if she floats? /goes to racist corner

      3. No Turkic peoples, Native Americans, or Native Greenlanders either!! So racist Red Cross!! So racist!!

    4. Super Racist? Needs more swastikas! Or maybe a “whites only” section.

      1. “Super Racist Poster Singles Out Super Predators”

    5. The kid diving just looks like he has a bad sunburn, maybe that’s why he’s “not cool”. Let the guy cool off!

    6. To be fair, there is only one dad in that poster and he is white.

      1. He’s obviously a libertarian taking his orphans on a fun outing to the pool…and people say libertarians are heartless.

      2. Generic Joke 1: What do you have against interracial adoptions?

        Racist Joke 2: Well of course the white Father is the only one still in his family’s life.

        Insulting Joke 3: The cuck got stuck with the kids while he wife was ‘out’.

  8. Turkey and Israel have signed a deal to normalize diplomatic relations.

    So turkey is kosher now?

    1. *begins to narrow gaze, throws hands up in surrender and walks away*

      1. Oh come on, I thought you were Swiss Servator, not French Servator!

        1. How about “deploys behind own frontiers”?

  9. Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at age 64.

    Fuck Alzheimer’s.

      1. …patients? Proving consent would be fun.

  10. House Republicans are planning to release the Benghazi report today.

    Release it on toilet paper. Take the sting out of any stinging rebukes the Democrats have planned for it.

    1. You mean Tuck’s medicated pads.

  11. Woman’s violin confiscated after neighbours complain about ‘strangled cat’ noises

    Tsige-Jahna Simmons received a noise abatement notice by Shepway District Council in February this year after a string of complaints from neighbours in Folkestone, Kent.

    She was told that if she didn’t stop playing her violin and strumming her guitar she’d be taken to court.

    Ms Simmons ignored the noise notice, so neighbours reported her again.

    Noise pollution officers visited her flat and monitored the sound ? finding they could hear it from a car park more than 200ft away, day and night.

    Officers seized her violin, guitar, stereo, flatscreen TV and various speakers after she failed to respond to calls and letters.

    1. Noise pollution officers…

      I think it may be about time to just flip the island over. Of course that may disturb all the fairie creatures, but it’s no less than they deserve for their antics.

      1. I was going to post the same. However, not responding to letters or calls forces me to make the assumption that she is a horrible person.

    2. “You have to to listen to the notes she’s not playing.”

      “I can do that at home.”

    3. And yet Yoko Ono is allowed to run free in this world.

    4. Busybody neighbors. The CORRECT way to get your neighbors to quiet down is to wait until 3 in the morning and break out your bagpipes!! Let them know this is a case of Mutually Assured Destruction and that you have the bigger bombs. They’ll shape up in no time.

    5. So the complaint was about her guitar and violin, so they seized her electronics, too?

  12. Judge and defendant trade insults, curses, and threats:

    http://www.abajournal.com/news…..ut_masturb

      1. …bitch!

    1. That gives me hope in mankind.

      1. It would make for a more-exciting than typical day at work, that’s for sure.

        1. Here’s to your Honor. Stay in her. If you can’t cum in her, cum on her.

    2. Durham said he didn’t have any children, prompting Allen to threaten other relatives, including the judge’s “grandkids.”

      Um…

    3. So, yes the defendant is a terrible person and a major asshat, but shouldn’t the Judge not get involved at this level?

      1. On one hand, yes, on the other hand, the transcript is really funny to read.

    4. Allen also threatened to cut Durham’s children into pieces and “knock their brains out with a [f??] hammer and feed them to you.” Durham said he didn’t have any children, prompting Allen to threaten other relatives, including the judge’s “grandkids.”

      “Oh of course,” Durham responded. “You know, you look like a queer.”

      “Well, OK,” Allen responded. “So now you’re calling me a queer in the courtroom.”

      “I didn’t call you one,” the judge said. “I said you looked like one.”

      Later, Allen said that the next time he is in court, “I’ll pull it out and jack on you.”

      “OK,” Durham responded. “Why don’t you do that right now.”

      Later in the exchange, Allen told Durham “you’re a real, real nasty-ass judge.”

      Durham agreed. “I am indeed,” he said, “and you’re going to find out how nasty I really am.”

      1. That sounds like foreplay at the Bobarian house.

  13. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.

    “All in favor of a sternly-worded letter to the Prime Minister, say ‘Aye’!”

  14. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.

    Oh what horrors will sprout from the leave???

    1. You get Leon Pancetta in there and I bet it will work out deliciously.

      1. I’d rather get Gene Parmesan.

  15. I thought that was SOP in Tennessee.

    Sparkler lights bride’s hair on fire at Tennessee wedding

    The video, filmed at a wedding in Munford, Tenn., shows the bride and groom exiting the ceremony under a canopy of sparklers held over their heads by wedding guests.

    The bride passes too close to one of the fireworks and ends up with the back of her head in flames.

    1. How is this atypical for a Tennessee wedding?

      Oh wait, i think i know – the couple DIDN’T meet at a family reunion.

    2. Sparklers should have been part of her hair-dressing, that would have been cool.

      1. “The choice of a new generation”

    3. I believe wedding planners call this the “Michael Jackson”.

      1. I think you mean Richard Pryor.

      2. +1 Tito!

    4. On the bright side, only one family in Tennessee is in mourning today after this tragic accident.

    5. Didn’t Deep Purple teach them their lesson about Munford, on the Lake Geneva Shoreline?

  16. Turkey and Israel have signed a deal to normalize diplomatic relations.

    The crowning achievement of the Bartlett administration finally realized by the West Wing generation.

    1. *studio audience applause*

  17. CIA arms destined for Syrian moderates ‘get stolen, emerge on black market’

    Following the delivery to Jordan, the CIA used General Intelligence Directorate officers to transport the weapons to the Syrian rebels where they disappeared midway.

    Jordanian officials told the publications that the theft was apparently perpetrated by officers with direct access to cargo, who “regularly siphoned truckloads” of the weapons while still delivering some to designated drop-offs.

    The stolen weapons were then sold on the black market in Jordan at bazaars in Ma’an, Sahab, and in the Jordan Valley. Those involved in the theft scheme, worth millions of dollars, used the profits to purchase expensive SUVs, electronics, and other luxury goods.

    It is also believed that some of the stolen weapons were used to kill two Americans and three others at a police training facility shooting in Amman in November.

    1. That must not have happened; it contradicts too many narratives.

    2. I think that justifies revoking the 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments to get this shit under control. [DNC talking points]

      1. Nope, that kind of implicates two possible Dem presidents, so let’s all pretend it never happened until a Republican becomes president.

    3. CIA arms destined for Syrian moderates ‘get stolen, emerge on black market’

      “moderates”

      1. Something cynical in me thinks that the “moderates” just sold the weapons on the black market, and so the CIA decided that the moderates were retroactively non-moderates, therefore they weren’t given the arms, they “stole” them.

      2. Moderately want to kill their fellow country-men?

        Or want kill people on both sides of the conflict?

        Sorta like Syrian Libertarians?

  18. I was actually kinda willing to overlook a lot of the warning signs about GayJay, but I saw him come out in favor of DC Statehood on Twitter, and that is actually my personal red line, so fuck him.

    1. He’s the most dishonest motherfucker to ever represent the party. This turd makes Steve Chapman look like Murray Rothbard.

    2. Yes, I’m sure someone who wasn’t going to vote for him still not voting for him has Johnson all broken up inside.

    3. I was on the fence with Johnson too after he sucked so bad in those debates.

      Now I can’t be bothered with him.

      http://www.twitter.com/MayorBowser/st…..8316121088

      1. So, racially, he’s pretty cool?

  19. Justice Thomas dissents, wondering whether any other constitutional right can be suspended for committing a misdemeanor:
    http://www.abajournal.com/news…..class_stat

    1. Any right other than abortion. That one is sacrosanct from any infringement whatsoever.

    2. What is needed is for someone to strip a bunch of Prog activists of 1st amendment rights and voting rights for trespassing, obstruction or some other bullshit misdemeanor. At very least it would be entertaining to watch the usual morons bather about why their constitutional rights are different and actually protected when that cased headed back to the courts.

      1. The absolute best would be to announce a college loan amnesty, UNLESS you have any misdemeanor convictions or fail a drug test (which will be given monthly for as long as the original loan would have taken to repay).

        1. That sounds perfectly aimed, and super harsh, so it might have results. Nicely done Pope Jimbo.

        2. “which will be given monthly for as long as the original loan would have taken to repay”

          Lifetime monthly drug tests??

      2. Common sense voting reform. Anyone denied the right to bare arms is automatically prevented from,voting. If they can’t be trusted to defend themselves then they can’t be trusted to defend the constitution.

        1. Sleeveless Revolution!

  20. Posner: The Constitution Is Just a Goddamn Piece of Paper

    And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries?well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments). Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post?Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today. David Strauss is right: The Supreme Court treats the Constitution like it is authorizing the court to create a common law of constitutional law, based on current concerns, not what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.

    In short, let’s not let the dead bury the living.

    Oaths sworn to uphold our nation’s highest law are just so old hat.

    1. I used to really like Posner but he has really turned into a horrible judge. You can sum up the entire quoted paragraph into the single phrase “the constitution means whatever we judges decide it means.” How someone of Posner’s obvious intellect could be so drunk with power and lack humility to such a degree they could endorse such an idea is beyond me.

      In the end, the Constitution is nothing but a law. I would love to ask Posner why this logic doesn’t apply to every other law in the land, such that they only mean what judges say they mean not what drafters and legislatures meant them to mean. Then I would like to hear how Posner squares that contention with any reasonable commitment to the rule of law rather than the rule of man.

      1. Maybe he saying regretfully and not exuberantly. Because, let’s be honest, at this point the words in the constitution don’t mean dick in US courts. The word constitution in judicial rulings could just as easily be replaced with FYTW.

        1. That is a good point. I hadn’t thought of that. I need to read the whole article. Maybe he means it as a bad thing and a comment on the way things are not the way things should be.

        2. He is not doing that. Read the whole piece.

      2. That is the heart of it John. It’s the Top Men fallacy, believing themselves to be eminently qualified to rule by decree. They either reject or do not understand the premise underlying the Constitution; No man is qualified to rule by decree and so power must be limited. Rule of man, having philosopher kings, is the foundational principle of progressivism. It has always worked out well in the past, right?

        It is an astoundingly ignorant position.

        1. You guys just don’t understand the law.

          At least that’s what I’m told by lawyers I know. They live in that world so much that they actually come to think in the manner of “what is the case law” and “settled law” instead of “what does the English language on the page say?”

          When I voice my concerns about things like the exceptions to free speech (obscenity, really?) they don’t even seem to know what I’m talking about. I’ll say “Shall make no law” is pretty clear, and I don’t see any subordinate clause reading “except if it is really important.” The response is always incredulous eyerolling…. the law doesn’t work that way.

      3. I used to really like Posner but he has really turned into a horrible judge.

        That sentiment sums up the Chicago school more generally.

    2. Words of a lazy intellect.

      My have things degenerated since The Federalist Papers!

      Posner’s pen name would have been ‘Lazyfuck’.

      1. That is a good point Rufus. Is there any lazier argument than “things have changed”?

        1. Especially considering those 18th century guys considered that possibility and left a method for change.

          Including wholesale change by calling a new convention and starting from scratch.

    3. It is just a goddamn piece of paper. But a lot of us like what it says more than what modern legislators say, so we side with the paper.

    4. Posner fall into the same failure as most establishment types.

      He thinks that the magic of government is in regulating things, and since we have things now that the Founders didn’t, their Constitution doesn’t work any more.

      But he’s dead wrong. The Constitution, and government generally, isn’t about things. Its about people. And people haven’t changed. So the Constitution is just as applicable and relevant today as it was when adopted. Underneath it all, they are so narcissistic and arrogant that they believe they are smarter, more moral, just better, than people have ever been. That’s why they hate the Constitution – they believe it was written for lesser beings and they shouldn’t be subject to it.

    5. Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post?Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.

      If you think the wording is inadequate then change it.

  21. I help innocent people get off terrorism watch lists. As a gun control tool, they’re useless.

    Along with my students and colleagues in CLEAR, we have represented scores of clients placed by federal agents on the government’s secretive No Fly List and its Selectee List. The largest of the lists is the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or TIDE. It reportedly contains 1.5 million names, only 1 percent of which ? about 15,000 people ? are U.S. residents. That mother lode contains a number of sub-lists, including the notorious No Fly List, which contained only 16 names on Sept. 11, 2001, but has now grown to 81,000. People are supposedly put on the list based on a “reasonable suspicion” that they are known or suspected of somehow being connected to terrorism.

    In America, “reasonable suspicion” is the low standard by which your rights are trampled if you have the misfortune of not being white or privileged. It is based on reasonable suspicion, for example, that poor black and Latino youths in New York City are stopped and frisked by police in their own neighborhoods. And it is based on reasonable suspicion that Muslims get thrown on terrorist watch lists.

    1. Did you see this?

      FBI Checks Wrong Box, Places Student on No-Fly List

      The decision makes Ibrahim, 48, the first person to successfully challenge placement on a government watch list. Much of the federal court trial, in which the woman sought only to clear her name, was conducted in secret after U.S. officials repeatedly invoked the state secrets privilege and sought to have the case dismissed. Attorneys working pro bono spent as much as $300,000 litigating the case and $3.8 million in attorney’s fees.

      1. Oopps! Our bad. Let’s just fix this and you’re good to go!

        /sarc.

        1. I think the larger point was the left’s rejoinder to complaints about using the no-fly list as an obvious and simple gun-control measure. Folks worried aloud that people can be placed on the no-fly list for any sort of reason, or by mistake….

          The response was, there are methods for dealing with that….

          So this story tells us that getting off of the no-fly list would run you about $4 million bucks, if the government didn’t just say “oops, sorry” and take you off the list for the asking.

          But yea, no undue burden….

    2. That mother lode contains a number of sub-lists, including the notorious No Fly List, which contained only 16 names on Sept. 11, 2001, but has now grown to 81,000.

      Why do you think the left is so intent on it?

      In America, “reasonable suspicion” is the low standard by which your rights are trampled if you have the misfortune of not being white or privileged.

      Oh, that’s easy, we’ll throw a bunch of white people on this list to even it up.

    3. In America, “reasonable suspicion” is the low standard by which your rights are trampled if you have the misfortune of not being white or privileged.

      I’d prefer it if they just came and said they hate white people, I get tired of reading between the lines.

      1. Nah. In this case I support talking like the Left.

        If you attack them for this being unconstitutional, against due process, or anything like THAT, you’ll get nowhere.

        If you use the words “If you guys are supposed to be liberal, why are you all demanding that we use a list full of brown people to strip those brown people of their rights??” THAT (in my experience) seems to actually strike a nerve with them.

        The Left will ignore anything that they don’t care about. They don’t care about due process or anything like that. You have to fight the Left like the martial art of Baguazhang, the only thing that seems to work is to turn their own momentum against them.

        Use the Left’s own rhetoric and point out that the standard of “No Fly, No Buy” will disproportionately affect brown people, and then you have a chance at getting them to think past the catchy slogan.

        Point out that the Left’s proposed policy is, by their own definition at least, institutional racism, and they may just drop it. Crafting an expert defense of why due process is necessary just isn’t as effective against someone on the Left as tying that person to racism is. If we take advantage of their aversion to racism, we can win.

        1. If you use the words “If you guys are supposed to be liberal, why are you all demanding that we use a list full of brown people to strip those brown people of their rights??” THAT (in my experience) seems to actually strike a nerve with them.

          Ah yes. The Robby Soave method of ceding all intellectual and moral ground to the enemy in the hopes that they’ll see the folly of their ways and cede it right back to you. All you’re doing is validating their premises, premises so low that they deserve only mockery.

          Point out that the Left’s proposed policy is, by their own definition at least, institutional racism, and they may just drop it.

          You credit them with a modicum of desire for consistency. A grave error. Their definition of racism is constantly adapting to meet their political needs. This line of reasoning certainly has not made the left cry out against the injustice of Affirmative Action or any other form of racial discrimination that helps purported victim groups at the expense of purported victimizers.

  22. “Airbnb, the short-term rentals startup valued at $25.5 billion, is suing San Francisco after the city passed legislation that would penalize it for unregistered hosts.”

    $25.5 billion? That means they’re punching down at poor San Fran!

  23. State officials addicted to nicotine taxes

    But this line in the initiative suggests the anti-vaping craze is mainly about the money: “Tobacco products also shall include electronic cigarettes.” To be clear, the liquid that is heated and “vaped” is not tobacco, even though most ? but not all ? liquids contain nicotine. The nicotine is the point. Smokers are addicted to it. These products provide a safer way to get that fix ? 95 percent safer, according to Public Health England. If the initiative passes, the state will have another way to get its fix of taxes. In fact, the measure would boost taxes on vaping products by 320 percent, according to industry estimates.

    The Legislative Analyst’s Office explains the $1 billion a year in expected new revenues will go to replace lost tobacco-related revenues. A small portion will go to the Board of Equalization to administer the tax. Law enforcement will grab $48 million. The University of California will grab $40 million for “physician training.” The Department of Public Health will get a $30-million cut and the state auditor will get some money to conduct audits.

    1. Of course it’s about the money. And control. Always about money and control.

    2. The money will go into five different lockboxes? Do they really think anybody believes that shit anymore?

    3. “suggests the anti-vaping craze is mainly about the money”

      Ya’ don’t say?

  24. I doubt anyone will be shocked to learn that Wayne Allan Root is a huge Trump supporter. I tuned into some talk show on the highway somewhere and the host and he were talking about how they could help get Trump elected.

    Root claimed to be one of Trump’s earliest, most vocal supporters. Unfortunately for him, no one seems to care to listen. It was then that I realized that Gary Johnson is the sort of man who turned to the LP to throw away his political career, but Root is the sad sort of man who saw it as a stepping stone up. And failed in using that way.

      1. Exactly. Hopefully it stays that way.

        He’s this jackalope.

        Root was a longtime Republican Party member and supporter who self-identified as a Libertarian Republican. In 2007, Root joined the Libertarian Party. He ran for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in the 2008 election. He finished third at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention, endorsing Bob Barr, who went on to the party’s presidential nomination. Root then became the Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee. He was elected to the Libertarian National Committee as an At-Large Member in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. In September of that year, he left the Libertarian Party, re-joined the Republican Party and endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. He supports presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and had stated his intention to run for the U.S. Senate from Nevada in 2016 but he did not do so.

        1. So Johnson’s really just continuing a long-running tradition of sticking a conservative in the Libertarian VP spot.

  25. After 3 Deaths, Ikea Recalls Millions of Dangerous Dressers

    The furniture giant said Monday that after the three deaths of three children it is no longer selling its “Malm” series products because they “could be a danger,” Ikea USA president Lars Peterson told NBC News.

    “Please take them out of the room,” Peterson said, adding that customers are eligible for a free repair kit to anchor the furniture to a wall. Refunds will also be offered.

    The announcement comes after an anchor campaign last year ? and amid staggering statistics: every 24 minutes, a child is sent to the emergency room by a falling piece of furniture or a television, according the federal government’s watchdog agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Every two weeks, a child dies.

    1. Ban furniture!! We need sensible furniture control!!11!!

    2. Why does anyone *need* more than two dresser drawers?

      1. No one needs a high-capacity fifteen-drawer assault dresser with the shoulder thing that goes up!

      2. But first we need to put a cap on socks and underwear.

        I’m starting to get the hang of Sandernomics!

    3. Technically, that’s not a “repair” kit but an add-on. And the fact that it is known that stuff tips over when over-active young primates climb on it puts the burden on the families, not the manufacturers. Now, it would be a nice gesture to offer a free anchor kit with all pieces of furniture, but that would probably open the industry up to even more liability.

    4. The call it “maim”?

      1. It had been malmo, but they realized that was synonymous with rape.

        1. Thinking up IKEA product names is almost as good a job as making up “serving sizes”.

          1. I sent them a letter suggesting, ‘Tiboo’.

            No special reason. Just think it fits.

    5. Every two weeks, a child dies.

      So… a whopping twenty six children per year die due to falling furniture? That’s pretty high… relative to “assault weapon” deaths. Maybe we need common sense assault dresser legislation.

      1. Anyone who opposes it is a monster who doesn’t care about children dying.

        1. *raises hand*

    6. We’ve had one for years. No problems. But seriously, nothing that a $1 piece of furniture strapping and a couple of wood screws wouldn’t fix if you are worried.

      1. Just to clarify, there’s no way I would spend the $1 on my monocle polishing orphans.

        1. That’s a false economy, the cost of cleanup, replacement and training for a new orphan is more than what it would take to simply prevent them from being crushed in the first place.

          Do I have to do all the thinking for you?

          1. But then you sacrifice the “Pour encourager les autres” effect on your furniture cleaning orphans!

            1. lease out the furnature cleaning orphans.

              Seriously, it’s as if you people don’t actually know how to maximize resource value.

  26. The FDA told the DEA whether pot is medicine ? but it won’t tell the public

    Asked recently for an update, DEA spokesperson Rusty Payne told VICE News, “We don’t have a timeline on the decision.”

    The attorney general and DEA have the final say on rescheduling, but the FDA offered its official stance on the issue at least eight months ago, according to the agencies’ joint letter to members Congress, which said the DEA received the FDA’s input sometime prior to September 30, 2015. Neither agency, however, is currently willing to reveal what the FDA thinks ought to happen.

    The FDA also rejected a public records request from VICE News for documents related to the matter, citing the DEA’s pending decision and a provision that allows federal agencies to withhold certain “intra-agency memoranda.” The broad and oft-used exemption the FDA cited in its decision is commonly known as the “withhold it because you can clause.” It previously allowed such records to be kept secret forever, but Congress just passed a reform that forces disclosure within 25 years.

    1. If the FDA said “Pot has no medicinal value” I don’t think the DEA would hide it. The FDA must have been less hardline prohibitionist in its stance, probably with a massive pile of weasel words.

    2. This is maddening.

      Also, broadening FOIA is one of those tangible issues that would appeal to many voters, and would be the gift that would keep on giving in terms of showing people how government abuses everything.

    3. Congress just passed a reform that forces disclosure within 25 years.

      Timely!

    4. The attorney general and DEA have the final say on rescheduling

      Bullshit. Stop carrying our pussy president’s water.

      1. I could have sworn that rescheduling required an act of congress. At least that’s what the President said…

  27. E-cigarettes could be toxic to the mouth: Vaping ‘kills cells in the oral cavity – raising the risk of disease’

    Researchers found e-cigarettes contain toxic substances and nanoparticles that could kill the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity – behind teeth and gums.

    Scientists from UCLA, who was conducted the investigations on cultured cells, believe the same results could happen in a human study – increasing people’s risk of oral disease including cancer.

    The latest findings add to a growing body of evidence linking the stop-smoking aids to health risks.

    Just yesterday, researchers in North Carolina reported using the devices increases the risk of infection because it damages hundreds of genes in the immune system.

    I’m convinced.

    1. All the anti-smoking /anti-vaping articles do for me is make me want to buy some smokes.

    2. Scientists from UCLAAmerican Dental Association…

    3. “After growing cultures in labs and doing everything we could do make a bad effect happen, a bad effect happened. This could possibly quite conceivably result in a chance of the same thing maybe happening at some point to humans. Pay us.”

    4. I thought the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity – behind teeth and gums was being constantly replenished anyway, at a rate higher than most other parts of the body.

      1. It is, otherwise you’d never be able to eat anything tougher than jello due to all of the abrasions.

    5. “Just yesterday, researchers in North Carolina reported using the devices increases the risk of infection because it damages hundreds of genes in the immune system.”

      Wha…

    1. Yeah, I don’t like the look of the guy on the far left.

    2. Let’a play… Neo-Nazis or SCA!

      1. Good God, they’re lamer than I could possibly have imagined.

      2. “I am Sir Aryan, of Whiteside!”

        1. “Hark! A Moor approachth! Not today shall you pass, O dusky denizen of the desert desolate! Remove thy Kangol and face me!””

          1. *goes medieval on applause*

        2. Sorry, but my money is still on the Black Knight.

          1. “Your arms are off, you silly bastard!”

    3. Above an ‘anti-fascist’ protester (center) confronts a man antagonizing them

      That’s not what the picture shows… It looks like some guy took a picture of them with his phone and she’s trying to imitate a xenomorph

      1. “Is there anything in my teeth? I had a spinach salad for lunch.”

    4. “provoked clashes”

      1. Funny way to phrase it, as the officers on the scene said the “anti-“fascists instigated the violence.

        1. they were triggered into instigating the violence!

      2. You don’t understand, Lappy, the mere presence of these people was itself an act of violence. And triggering. Hate speech is violence and cannot be allowed. /prog

    5. I’ve seen this. He curb stomps a black dude, works laundry with a brother and sees the light.

    6. I intended to place a question mark after “Irish.” Way to go, Jugs.

      The Southern Poverty Law Center is still taken seriously for some reason. That should be the big story.

      1. Another big story not covered…. you notice that the folks in support of the racists is a number that very closely approximates zero. You don’t see news stories on NBC about how brave and wonderful the racists are. Yet somehow this is supposed to represent the attitudes of the American people?

  28. Democrat Platform Writers Rebuff Sanders’s Israeli ‘Occupation’ Language

    The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee voted against an amendment that would have condemned Israeli “occupation and illegal settlements” and legitimized the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement Friday.

    In an 8-5 vote, the pro-Clinton majority rejected the amendment, which Bernie Sanders himself helped write.

    “Language about just a two-state solution doesn’t quite go to the point,” said pro-Palestinian activist and president of the Arab American Institute James Zogby in his introduction for the revisions. “The reality is that Palestinians are living under occupation.”

    Zogby, a Sanders appointee, categorically rejected debate over the term “occupation” and reiterated an argument he made in favor of the phrase during a committee meeting in early June.

    “The term occupation shouldn’t be controversial,” he said. “There is an occupation. It denies people freedom. Our president has said that.”

    1. Fuck Sanders and his left-wing stupidity.

      1. Sanders choices were all loons

      2. Nobody *needs* more than two presidential candidates.

    2. So just to be clear, Sanders’ people were given a seat at the table – the kids table, where they must pipe down while the adults are talking.

  29. DUI Suspect Drives With Body Lodged in Car for a Mile After Hit-And-Run

    Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga, 29, drove her car onto the sidewalk and hit the victim at random. The man’s leg detached from his body and flew through the back window, landing on the trunk of the car, police said. Izazaga continued driving for about a mile, police said, eventually parking her car in a neighborhood cul-de-sac and walking away.

    Crusty, can we get a ruling?

    1. Is it real or Memorex?

    2. Would if she were a tad bustier.

      Never post selfies on the internet, because if you make a mistake (or drive on a sidewalk and hit a person, detaching their leg), your selfies will become part of the story. Say no to selfies, people.

      1. You leave camwhores out of this.

    3. Looks like the body actually got lodged in her chest. I bet she has back problems.

    4. The man’s leg detached from his body…

      What, the driver was a cop?

      1. +1 passive voice!

    5. she looks like a muppet, a sociopathic muppet

    6. That’s a man right?

      1. I was thinking a little person.

    7. The man’s leg detached from his body

      How fast was she going? Did she sharpen the bumper to a razor edge/ How the hell does that happen?

      1. “Detached” makes it sound so casual. Oh, his leg was detached from his body, rather than….his leg was violently ripped off of his body when he was hit by a two-ton piece of steel traveling at high speed.

  30. Looking at you, mister!

    Hillary Clinton Blames ‘Certain Corners Of The Internet’ For Eroding Her Trustworthiness Ratings

    Clinton said she was troubled by polling numbers which show that voters didn’t trust her, and she put the blame on political opponents and conspiracy theories about her.

    “I could say that political opponents and conspiracy theorists have accused me of every crime in the book over the years,” she added. “None of it’s true, never has been.”

    Clinton grew reflective, admitting that she had “work to do” to convince voters that she was trustworthy.

    “You know, you hear 25 years worth of wild accusations, anyone would start to wonder,” she said. “And it is certainly true that I’ve made mistakes. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t. So I understand why people have questions.”

    Clinton insisted that she wasn’t hiding anything. “I can say the reason I sometimes sound careful with my worlds is not that I’m hiding something ? it’s just that I’m careful with my words,” she said.

    1. All the corners who noticed she lies constantly?

    2. All of her well-documented lies have nothing to do with it!

    3. The internet has corners?

      1. It’s right next to the tubes. Duh!

      2. Corners, dank basements, whatever.

        1. Where else does one store one’s memes?

          1. We use an old spetic tank.

    4. You’llneverjizz just may be responsible.

    5. “you hear 25 years’ worth of wild accusations,” and you start to think they aren’t wild accusations at all.

    6. “I can say the reason I sometimes sound careful with my worlds is not that I’m hiding something ? it’s just that I’m careful with my words,” she said.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

      “You can believe me when I say this, because I never lie and I’m always right.”

      Where are the fucking indictments?

      1. Where are the fucking indictments?

        Obama will never allow that to happen.

      2. Sigh.

      3. So Hillary Clinton = George Tirebiter?

    7. Clinton grew reflective, admitting that she had “work to do” to convince voters that she was trustworthy.

      /shudders with fear

    8. And it is certainly true that I’ve made mistakes. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t.

      Why just last week I accidentally sold state secrets and rented some political power to foreign potentates that accidentally deposited funds in my slush fund. Then as I was walking out of the bank, I tripped and fell and spilled the classified contents of my illegal email server all over the street where it was scooped up by every foreign intelligence service in existence. Then on my drive home I negligently killed a US Ambassador and accidentally blamed it on an extremely minor youtube personality.

      IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE.


  31. Soros looks set to make a killing on Brexit result

    http://www.marketwatch.com/sto…..2016-06-24

    He went long silver and gold, shorted the S&P, Euro banks.

    Smart guy.

    I know, I know. You TEAM RED! assholes hate him for opposing the Bushpigs. Don’t bother telling us again.

    1. Pay your bet, shitstain.

    2. Hey, Turd, everyone noticed how you scarpered off the other day after having your ass handed to you about standards for legal transcription. You want to admit you were wrong like a big boy?

      1. “standards for legal transcription”? Don’t know what the fuck you are talking about.

      2. Of course not, Turd, of course not.

    3. No. He lost his ass betting on the measure failing.

      http://fortune.com/2016/06/27/soros-pound-brexit/

      1. Apparently buying high, watching it drop, and praying it recovers its value eventually is known as “going long”.

        1. Now that’s an abstract euphemism.

        2. That’s exactly what “going long” usually entails for most people.

    4. Don’t worry Shreek, there may still be some hope for you.

  32. There appears to be a sect of liberals ( i think Sanders fans calls them neo-liberals) trending towards top down totalitarianism. Ones that see themselves as elite technocrats…journalists, political class and upper middle to rich. Essentially guys like thomas friedman. And this posner fella above.

    Heck even though Bernie Sanders fans are annoying and want to soak the rich for free stuff…terrible policies. i can at least relate to them more.

    1. You couldn’t be more wrong. To progs “neoliberals” are what academics refer to as classic liberals. Progs hate classic liberals (such as free traders, free market types).

      1. Pay your bet, assnugget.

      2. Yea i am talking about progs then…not bernie sanders progs. The Thomas Friedman, constitution is way outdated, raise taxes across everyone progs. Love them some taxes, regulations and spending. I am talking the ones complaining about UK leaving the EU. I think the EU has come to be more authoritarian.

      3. I’ve seen “neoliberal” used mainly as a descriptor for the Democrat-derived equivalent of the Bush-era Republican neocons – so, essentially, big government technocrats, like Tornado deduced. Never once have i seen the term applied to a classical liberal, let alone anyone advocating a free market.

      4. I’ve seen “neoliberal” used mainly as a descriptor for the Democrat-derived equivalent of the Bush-era Republican neocons – so, essentially, big government technocrats, like Tornado deduced. Never once have i seen the term applied to a classical liberal, let alone anyone advocating a free market.

      5. I’ve seen “neoliberal” used mainly as a descriptor for the Democrat-derived equivalent of the Bush-era Republican neocons – so, essentially, big government technocrats, like Tornado deduced. Never once have i seen the term applied to a classical liberal, let alone anyone advocating a free market.

        1. Jesus fuck, squirrels! I’m sorry i ran over one of you this morning, even though he was dead already, okay?!?

          1. NONE DARE DISTURB THE RODENTIA DEAD!!!!!

        2. I’ve seen it used as both things.

          And honestly?? I suspect the people who use the term think that they are the same. Like they honestly think Clinton is pro-free market or some shit like that…

  33. Behold:

    The democratic principle of “one person, one vote” is fundamentally flawed. The way Baby Boomers and beyond are voting the world over is evidence that old solutions often aren’t adept at tackling new problems. Old people keep gutting the future of young people. And it has to stop…..
    The young, by contrast, are burdened with ballooning costs of university tuition, exorbitant house prices, pathetically underfunded internship programs, and a job market that is continually eradicating full-time work……
    When young people talk about intergenerational injustice, we’re often accused of complaining about the situation without offering solutions. So here’s my solution: To ensure the youth aren’t shafted, a citizen’s vote should be proportionate to their age.

    Bold take.

    1. We’ll call it like the 3/5ths compromise or something as old people will only get 3/5’s of a vote, that way they almost count as a full person but not really. I have a better idea let’s have a proportional vote based on how much said voters agree with my positions.

    2. I’ll go for a taxpayer’s vote. Your vote is proportional to the net amount of money you contribute to funding the government.

      1. Yup, that would actually be fair. Net tax recipients would not get a vote because they have no personal skin in the game, so they couldn’t vote themselves more goodies at the expense of others. This is actually closer to what the Founders envisioned.

        1. I’m down for a skin-in-the-game vote.

          No skin in the game? No vote. Not your business? No vote.

          You’re either part of the problem, or part of the solution, or it’s not your damned business and no one cares what you think, nor should they.

        2. Net tax recipients would not get a vote

          I would go with their votes subtract real votes from the candidate they vote for.

          Naturally, you’d have to keep the scoring of each vote secret from the voters, to prevent gaming the system.

      2. Exactly. Don’t pay? Stay home and shut up. You don’t get a say on things that can impact my business.

        How about that Heather, eh? Hm?

    3. If 16 and 17 year olds – the group of people #Brexit will affect most – had been allowed to vote, the result would have been very different

      Bet it would be different if 5 year olds were allowed to vote, too.

      1. Let’s not underestimate the impact of the fetal vote.

        1. There’s an anti-abortion constituency if I ever saw one.

      2. There are 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds. and they would have all stayed.

        Isn’t the remain argument hinging on the complaint of referendum as people aren’t really informed and lack capacity to make these decisions….but 16 and 17 year olds can?

        1. Wisdom comes from doing the opposite of what your dumb old man did to put food on your table.

        2. I’m convinced.

          After all we know that 16 & 17 aren’t smart enough to consent to sex. And they can’t be allowed to drink because their brains are still forming and drinking would fuck that up. But when it comes to voting they are the aces!

      3. There are 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds. and they would have all stayed.

        Isn’t the remain argument hinging on the complaint of referendum as people aren’t really informed and lack capacity to make these decisions….but 16 and 17 year olds can?

        1. Their argument hinges on “what would have made the outcome what we wanted it to be?”

          1. Exactly

      4. Let’s have the teenagers vote on Social Security, Medicare, and all the rest, too, because the debt to fund those programs will “affect them the most”.

    4. The young, by contrast, are burdened with ballooning costs of university tuition, exorbitant house prices, pathetically underfunded internship programs, and a job market that is continually eradicating full-time work……

      Well, I never voted for any of that shit. Most of it seems to be due to proggy programs.

    5. a citizen’s vote should be proportionate to their age.

      A citizen’s vote should be proportionate to the taxes they pay.

      A citizen’s vote should be proportionate to their IQ.

      A citizen’s vote should be proportionate to their education level.

      A citizen’s vote should be proportionate to the number of traffic citations they have received.

      1. “A citizen’s vote should be proportionate to the taxes they pay.”

        This one may actually have some logic behind it – consider it like voting shares in a publicly traded corporation.

        1. And of course you mean the lower the taxes the higher the vote — because of the greater dependance on the system.

          1. Yeah, because that could never turn out badly. /sarc

    6. So, Logan’s ballot?

      1. If we could have a forever young Jenny Agutter count the votes, I’m all in.

        1. Hmm, Jenny Agutter’s legs…

          1. Have been voted Dictator for Life.

    7. How about we base it on age and number of children under voting age? So a 25-year-old parent gets 1.5 the vote of a childless 25-year-old. After all, if a 25-year-old has more future to deal with, a parent of young children should be even more concerned about the future.

      Wait, that doesn’t sound like it would create their preferred outcomes, though. Too many votes to Mormons in that scenario.

      1. Deseret shall rise again!!

    8. I don’t think they know what proportionate means.

      Maybe they meant inversely proportionate.

    9. The way Baby Boomers and beyond are voting the world over is evidence that old solutions often aren’t adept at tackling new problems.

      The young, by contrast, are burdened with ballooning costs of university tuition, exorbitant house prices, pathetically underfunded internship programs, and a job market that is continually eradicating full-time work.

      One of these things might have something to do with the other. Of course, the solution is inevitably going to involve doubling down on the derp.

      1. The way Baby Boomers and beyond are voting the world over is evidence that old solutions often aren’t adept at tackling new problems.

        Of course, why the EU isn’t itself an old solution is an exercise for the reader.

        Gosh, this thing created by all those Boomers who shouldn’t make decisions in the first place must be kept forever, because the Boomers who created it are now too stupid to make decisions? Is that the argument?

    10. university tuition, exorbitant house prices, pathetically underfunded internship programs, and a job market that is continually eradicating full-time work

      So they point out how expensive a host of private goods are (as distorted by government as they might be), but don’t mention public debt and entitlement programs. Of course.

    11. “Pathetically underfunded internship programs”?

    12. The young, by contrast, are burdened with ballooning costs of university tuition, exorbitant house prices…

      Because the current crop of old voters were young voters once upon a time.

    13. a citizen’s vote should be proportionate to their age

      So, the vote of an eighty year old would count four times as much as the vote of a twenty year old? They might be happier if their vote counted in inverse proportion to their age.

  34. Heartbroken after voting Remain? This dating app lets you meet other devastated voters

    It’s being billed as the ‘dating and social app for the 48 per cent’, in reference to the percentage of voters who chose to remain in the EU.

    Since the website went live, it’s already had thousands of sign ups.

    The Remainder team told Metro.co.uk: ‘We created it because all the Remain voters we know seemed so depressed.

    1. Grief is nature’s most powerful aphrodisiac.

    2. These people need to get a life.

      My God, what the heck was the EU putting in the water?

      1. It’s not the water, it’s the chemtrails.

        1. Chemtrails AND water were both just distractions!! The REAL secret is what they slipped in the Tea!!

      2. Remember those pictures of North Koreans bawling their eyes out when on of those Kims died.
        This is the euro equivalent. Fucking pathetic.
        I hope the arabs and africans take them over and make them eat hummus.
        Not the good hummus. The hummus with almost no tahinni or garlic.

        1. That is cruel and unusual punishment.

        2. Lol.

        3. Ya know, even the BAD Hummus is preferable to fucking British food. When you need to add vinegar to your food to make it taste better, you’re doing something horribly wrong…

  35. An N.Y.U. Study Gone Wrong, and a Top Researcher Dismissed

    New York University’s medical school has quietly shut down eight studies at its prominent psychiatric research center and parted ways with a top researcher after discovering a series of violations in a study of an experimental, mind-altering drug.

    A subsequent federal investigation found lax oversight of study participants, most of whom had serious mental issues. The Food and Drug Administration investigators also found that records had been falsified and researchers had failed to keep accurate case histories.

    In one of the shuttered studies, people with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress caused by childhood abuse took a relatively untested drug intended to mimic the effects of marijuana, to see if it relieved symptoms.

    1. Why not just give them marijuana?

      1. The story seems so fucked up.

    2. Official: Why did you do it?
      Researcher: I did it for MANKIND! Can’t you see?
      Official: But we have rules.
      Researcher: They were cramping my style. My genius is above your petty *rules*.
      Official: Okay, that’s enough.
      Researcher: No, not my Mind Shifting Incubator! Not MY MSI! You’ll seeI I shall get my revenge!
      Official: What’s this?
      Researcher (whisks it from his hands): NEVER MIND!

    1. Hitting a little close to home with that.

        1. My wife siiiighs all the time. Not sure what it means, but the Dutch Oven gag never gets old.

        2. Just reading an article that Hillary actually read out loud the stage direction “Sigh” from her teleprompter.

          Yeah, she’s definitely Presidential timber.

          1. “This . . . This is not my speech. Disappointed!”

    2. robc’s 2nd rule of libertarianism.

      1. What’s the first rule of libertarianism?

        1. robc’s two rules of libertarianism:

          1. Everyone agrees with libertarians on something.

          2. No two libertarians agree about anything.

          1. Eh, I’m not so sure about that.

            1. *narrows gaze*

              You people are really working me over today….

              1. Think of it as making up for all the gazes you didn’t narrow over your vacation.

  36. Cuomo and Billy Joel Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

    They were not exactly the Hells Angels pulling in, with a coterie of State Police, and other official vehicles escorting them from a park on Long Island and commandeering a highway lane to keep the pair safe

    I am sure that made the Long Island commute even more fun!

    Mr. Joel, who was riding with a friend, headed back to Long Island, leaving Mr. Cuomo to continue the ride on Monday to appearances at Bear Mountain State Park and New Paltz, N.Y., in Ulster County. Mr. Cuomo is scheduled to resume the bike tour on two dates this month, crossing the state and finishing in Buffalo.

    Shut down more traffic!

    1. Worst of all, it was pointless, everyone is already aware that boob cancer is bad.

      1. Are you sure? They don’t seem sure.

        1. Either women are more susceptible to pointless pandering, or old habits like chivalry die hard. Why not stage jousting bouts? Contenders can pledge a victory to the maidens of their choosing.

      2. Seriously, this is just virtue-signaling bullshit. Because is there anyone at this point who is actually unaware of breast cancer?

    2. Sing us the song you’re the static man!

  37. If all the people that are having to hold their noses to vote this November for Hillary or Trump would collectively vote for Gary Johnson, then he would win by a landslide. If the they voted a straight Libertarian ticket America win by a landslide. This country needs and deserves term limits but the jackals in Washington aren’t about to give up there power. Well over 50% of the people want pot legalized. Have you seen any bills for it. Over 50% of Americans want mass surveillance stopped. The only bills you see is to increase it. They pretend you have a choice on election day but the same lobbyists have bought both candidates. On social issues the Republicans are so far out in left field that they can no longer see home plate. The Democrats want to regulate the size of your turds for your own good of course. Time to wake up citizens. Stop letting others think for you.

    1. And if a frog had a square ass he’d shit bricks, as my dad used to say.

    2. Suppose I am also Anti-Johnson?

      1. except for your own?

        1. UCS is probably against his own too. He hates fun, it is known.

      2. We’re supposed to hold our nose and recognize that the Team getting the presidency is more important than some silly stance on principle.

        Because we’re so different than those D’s and R’s, doncha know.

      3. Vote Castle??

        Or, fuck it, vote Bob Whitaker and watch the world burn.

    3. Sure but a lot of the people who hate Trump and or Hillary don’t like Johnson any better.

      1. What’s not to like about DC statehood, federal,tranny mandates, and common sense gun control?

  38. “European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U.”

    Please stay. What if we rename the European Union into something more British? Say, The European Knights of the Round Table?

    Sir Whaddyasay?

    1. If the Remainers were Chinese.

      1. Hey, that was me at Ausable Chasm last week!

      2. That video was way too loud. Especially for the opening volume (ie before I could adjust it.)

        1. Thought you didn’t click on youtube videos? Oh, the tangled web…

          1. I normally don’t. I had waived the policy because of the poster’s reputation.

            1. Mutton Flaps isn’t quite the rep I wanted, but ok.

              1. That is not the one you had.

                But now that you’ve claimed it…

  39. For Crusty Juggler, SugarFree, or anyone into vintage Bollywood craziness

    Making Vindaloo

    1. There’s always a haystack, isn’t there?

    2. Bollywood has the hottest actresses in the world.

    3. Injun, are you a fan of Bollywood films?

    4. I’d say NSFW.

      Catchy tune, though.

      1. There’s no nudity – just a hyper amount of implied sexuality, fitting for the censorship of Indian films of the time.

        1. And that is more sexy and interesting than just having the chick show the goods, though seeing her goods wouldn’t be bad.

    5. What in the holy fuck was that? Other than weirdly-entertaining-as-hell, of course.

      1. via the Eros Blog – which I highly recommend for general sleaze, vintage porn, and insights to censorship.

  40. Three years ago, I posted about the abduction/disappearance of Jessica Heeringa.

    They may have caught the guy who did it:

    Co-workers: Willis frequented Jessica Heeringa’s workplace

    Willis is behind bars without bond after being charged with two other crimes in Muskegon County.

    He was charged Wednesday with open murder and felony firearm in the June 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch, 36. She was shot three times in the head along Automobile Road in Dalton Township, where she often jogged.

    Last week, Wills was charged with felony kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm in connection to an abduction in Fruitland Township in April of this year. The teen involved in that incident was able to escape by jumping out of a moving vehicle and then running away. A probable cause hearing in the case is set for Thursday.

    1. Your link has also been abducted/disappeared.

  41. Good lord:

    A young TV model was brutally murdered in front of her family as she desperately tried to hide from killers who broke into her home.
    Karla Garcia was in the kitchen when she heard the criminals enter the house.
    While trying to hide from the invaders, Karla, 23, was shot in the head and died from her injuries.
    The killers fled the scene in a black Cadillac and according to reports paramedics, who arrived shortly afterwards were greeted by her screaming mother.
    Police rushed to the area after reports of gunfire but the killers had already fled the building on the crossroads between Concordia and Constitucion streets in the La Hacienda neighbourhood of the city of Apodaca, near the city of Monterrey in north-eastern Mexico’s State of Nueva Leon.

    1. Those common sense gun control measures are really doing some good for Mexico. Possessing a gun in Mexico is an automatic two year sentence. Her family had to stand back and watch their daughter die because the government of Mexico has made it illegal for them to be able to defend themselves.

      1. Shame on you for politicizing a tragedy like this.

        …said no Democrat, ever.

        1. No, they say it all the time. Generally as a prelude to politicizing the fuck out of a tragedy.

          1. They really do. My favorites are the ones who politicize the tragedy by demonizing Republicans for supposedly politicizing the tragedy.

  42. “NOW honors ‘mattress girl’ with Woman of Courage Award”
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7759

    Super, super courageous- to falsely accuse someone, get caught, and stick by your story for years! Plumbing the depths of dishonesty is a form of courage, right?

    1. No, it was standing up in the face of the relentless cyber-violence, which we all know is worse than real violence!

      1. The “cyber-violence” consisting of noting the falsity of her story.

        1. That sort of is the end game for these people, isn’t it? That, if everything can be relabeled as violence, then a violent response is appropriate and justified?

    2. Apparently there were no actual rape victims that could have been honored. So let’s look on the bright side. We have solved the rape culture entirely!

    3. NOW wants to promote the idea that any woman, at any time, should be able to completely destroy the life of any man on a whim without regard to evidence or reality. Because vagina.

      1. Unless man is Bill Clinton.

  43. Food Labs talks tacos al pastor.

    Here’s one thing to remember: cooking on a vertical spit may look like a fast cooking method?The outer layers of meat are searing and crisping after all, right??but in reality, it’s a two-stage slow-then-fast cooking process. While the taquero is busy slicing off the exterior layers of the trompo, the layers within are still slow-cooking, causing the meat to break down and tenderize. This is, in conjunction with thin slicing and curing, are why even a tough cut like shoulder can come out tender and juicy when cooked. It’s only after the inner layers of meat are exposed that they fast-cook.

    So why not just separate the two phases of cooking? I returned to a method I employed when making Greek-American Lamb Gyros: pack the meat into a loaf pan before cooking. By then slow-roasting it in the oven (or on the cool side of a grill), I could get the meat as tender as I liked it before slicing it and finishing it off under the broiler or in a skillet.

    1. Because watching the preparer slice the pieces off the vertical spit is part of the experience being purchased for ?1.52

      1. Watching the notoriously irascible preparer get into a shouting match with transients who come around begging for handouts is also part of the experience.

    2. OMG OMG OMG

  44. I was watching Gowdy give his speech about Benghazi, but nobody has ever bothered to explain why the US ambassador to Libya was in Benghazi, surrounded by CIA agents.

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