Trump Says Sanders Lost 'FBI Primary', Cruz Negotiating RNC Speaking Slot, Obama Keeping 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan Through 2016: P.M. Links

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    Donald Trump said Bernie Sanders had lost the "FBI primary" to Hillary Clinton, who the FBI decided not to indict over her misuse of a personal e-mail server. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has said he believed there was not "criminal intent" on Clinton's part.

  • Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he's taken himself out of consideration to be Trump's running mate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former presidential hopeful, is apparently negotiating a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. Trump is expected to announce a list of speakers tomorrow.
  • President Obama will keep at least 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of his term in 2017.
  • A multi-year probe into the role of the United Kingdom in the Iraq war ended with a report that found the war was not justified.
  • Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was hospitalized after reportedly trying to kill herself.
  • A Spanish court handed Leonel Messi a suspended sentence of 21 months and fined him 2 million euros for lowering his tax burden through the use of corporate structures, saying he had not proven that he was unaware of the methods used by his father.
  • Some sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices ahead of the Summer Olympics after business fell during the 2014 World Cup which was also hosted in Brazil.
  • McDonald's will start offering the McGriddle as part of its all-day breakfast menu starting next month.

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  1. McDonald’s will start offering the McGriddle as part of its all-day breakfast menu starting next month.

    I was sick of not getting sick all day long.

    1. You have no idea how wrong you are.

      1. It’s an established fact that the form Mickey D’s shapes its grease into determines how sick you’re going to feel after ingesting it.

        1. As someone who goes to McDonald’s and makes herself a “McDouble Down” once or more a month and follows it with one of those delicious pies, I just don’t even know how to respond to this.

          1. Projectile vomiting?

            1. Only if I’d had McDonald’s for lunch. Not sure how good it would be the second time, though.

              1. Not sure how good it would be the second time, though

                If you are ever tempted to find out, Vine it for me.

          2. Somewhere The Hamburglar is stalking every movement of FoE… and he will strike with the power of 1000 Grimaces!

      2. I like McGriddles and Chipotle.

        1. I’ll bet you also liked The Money Pit

          1. I’m not that old.

            1. Your taste buds reflect it.

            2. Good news, my reference was to something more contemporary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsemHatx-o

    2. Hello.

    3. McGriddles are awesome and now I’ve lost the shreds of respect I had for you.

      1. I’m anti-mcgriddle. Enjoy your herpes.

      2. You think anyone seeks respect from someone who eats at McDonald’s?

        1. Over one billion can’t be wrong.

          1. Yes they can. Democracy just doesn’t work.

      3. I eat them about once a year. I had a nasty hangover last week at the beach and the only cure was Vitamin-grease.

  2. Donald Trump said Bernie Sanders had lost the “FBI primary” to Hillary Clinton…

    #loser

  3. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has said he believed there was not “criminal intent” on Clinton’s part.

    Jesus Christ.

    1. He has zero instinct for the jugular.

      1. Really. It’s not an an appalling stance on the face of it, but what about all the others who get convicted without mens rea? Martha Stewart springs to mind but I’m sure there are thousands of other examples.
        Someone should start pointing out that the very origin of the word ‘privilege’ and its original meaning is ‘private law’. Hillary is the embodiment of privilege in that sense. While also serving as the embodiment of evil, embodiment of untrustworthy, etc. Or as she no doubt see is in her own mind “the trinity ain’t got nothing on her” [pun fully intended]

        1. He could easily keep it from sounding like he’s in favor of prosecuting people without mens rea in general by simply noting that Hillary has called for people to be prosecuted in similar cases?”by her own standards, she should be prosecuted”.

        2. No, it’s a pretty appalling stance. If taken at face value, it’s a demonstration of incredibly naivety. The idea that Clinton didn’t act with criminal intent is moronic. She is on record – in her own god damn emails – stating she didn’t want a .gov so people wouldn’t get access to her personal information.

      2. I.e. No balls.

    2. Covered earlier, but still very, very disappointing. He didn’t have to say anything.

      1. Ditto for Bernie on the email punting/tone deaf shtick. The Clintons have never had to compete with their own species except once, and Barry thumped Hillary easily that one time.

        If Lee Atwater had not died of cancer, nobody would know who the Clintons are.

        1. *”of cancer”

        2. Just looked up Atwater. I had no idea he did the Willie Horton ad.

      2. To be clear, he hasn’t said anything. Those comments were from Sunday, in his prediction about how the whole issue will shake out.

        He should’ve said differently, but he did not jump out after Comey’s statement to defend Clinton.

    3. Gary “Cuck” Johnson white-knighting for his political pin-up gal, Hillary. The Libertarian Party needs to be punished at the polls for nominating this asshole.

      1. Knock yourself out. Please.

      2. Gary “Cuck” Johnson

        I knew Mike M. and you sir are no Mike M.

        1. +1 BLOCK INSANE YOMAMMA

      3. The Libertarian Party needs to be punished at the polls for nominating this asshole.

        Right, by voting for one of the other party’s assholes, i.e. Trump.

        Stop pretending that this about “punishing” the LP or anyone else. We all know you’re going to enjoy voting for Trump and then ejaculate all over the voting booth. Just make sure to bring paper towels.

        1. Is only getting 1% of the vote “punishment”??

          1. In an election like this, yes.

    4. How could she unintentionally ask an aide to get around secure fax problems by removing the headings and sending non-secure?

      In an email marked June 17, 2011, that was released by the State Department on Friday, Clinton informs aide Jake Sullivan that she has not yet received a set of talking points.

      “They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax,” Sullivan says. “They’re working on it.”
      “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” Clinton responds.

      link

  4. McDonald’s will start offering the McGriddle as part of its all-day breakfast menu starting next month.

    Thank God.

    1. McGriddles are delicious, unless they have cheese on them.

      McGriddles with cheese are foul abominations.

  5. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has said he believed there was not “criminal intent” on Clinton’s part.

    Plus she’s a wonderful public servant. Libertarian moment!!

  6. Fist of Etiquette is some kind of foreign-built robot-commentator.

    1. Takin’ commenting jobs from American taxpayers, he is!

    2. Another unintended consequence of the minimum wage laws. We could have just paid cytotoxic a nickel a day.

    3. THat makes alot of sesne dude LOL

  7. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has said he believed there was not “criminal intent” on Clinton’s part.

    Go bake a gay nazi cake you fucking twit.

    1. In spite of this, he’s still miles better than her.

      1. So is Satan. What’s your point?

        1. That it doesn’t really have any bearing on the election (or, anything else) what his opinion of her having mens rea wrt this….case/conspiracy/whateverthehell

          You OK with that?

        2. Is Satan going to be on the ballot? Maybe I should write in Satan.

          1. You could count all the votes for Santa and get a good idea of just how many dyslexics are out there.

      2. Palin’s Buttplug is better than her. So GayJay is really in an elite tier now.

        1. Palin’s Buttplug is better than her

          He is? Or, are you just wanting to whinge a bit?

          1. No, Palin’s Buttplug is literally better than Clinton. It may be a lead that’s as long as one of her crusty cunt hairs are wide, but I think it’s pretty conclusive.

            1. Neither of them pay their debts

      3. “he’s still miles better than her.”

        Not in terms of political instincts.

    2. Go C.linton’s L.ibertarian I.nspiration T.eam! Those two “supposed Libertarian” clowns need to get off her saggy tit.

  8. he had not proven that he was unaware of the methods used by his father

    How would you prove that you were unaware of something, anyway?

    1. “There was no intent”

    2. You change your last name to Clinton and then run for president. Do I have to mansplain everything to you people?

    3. Smells like maritime law creeping in.

      1. +1 decaying seaweed

      2. Check the flags for gold fringe.

    4. Was dad acting as his agent? If so, then this seems reasonable for someone who benefitted and now wants to be an innocent victim.

  9. A Spanish court handed Leonel Messi a suspended sentence of 21 months and fined him 2 million euros for lowering his tax burden through the use of corporate structures, saying he had not proven that he was unaware of the methods used by his father.

    ALL YOUR MONEY ARE BELONG TO US!

    1. ^This.

      Hi, Injun.

      1. Hey Tonio. What’s happening.

    2. So… couch cushion money.

    3. Yet that line of defense works for Hillary.

      I *know* it’s a different case in a different country but it’s still fucking bull shit.

  10. Some sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices ahead of the Summer Olympics after business fell during the 2014 World Cup which was also hosted in Brazil.

    Half off a half and half.

    1. No extra charge for the Zika virus.

    2. I thought these things were supposed to increase business for hookers. I don’t understand the economics of this at all.

      1. Sure you do

        Supply and demand. You just forgot that the supply could increase more than demand increases. They aren’t dependent upon a local static supply.

        More whores than John’s = cheaper sex

        1. More whores than John’s … what?

          Don’t leave us hanging!

  11. Trump is expected to announce a list of speakers tomorrow.

    Charlie Sheen, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, a chair, Trump children, Bernie Keric, Noot Gingrich, and David Duke.

    Sadly, Mike Tyson said no.

    1. I’d actually watch that.

    2. Intelligentsia compared to Blabber mouth Schultz, Joke Biden, and Al Sharpton.

    3. You forgot Stacey Dash.

    4. You forgot Stacey Dash.

    5. Don’t forget Scott Baio!

      1. He skews younger. With voters and such.

    6. His voice is too high energy.

    7. I’ll predict what Ted Nugent will say:

      (on Obama) “you subhuman mongrel!”

      (on Clinton) “you toxic c*nt!”

      And voters will be treated to an endless loop of that video, and the GOP will be sure to win their hearts and minds.

      1. The seat of the chair is a lot wider this time.

  12. “Some sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices ahead of the Summer Olympics after business fell during the 2014 World Cup which was also hosted in Brazil.”

    But do they serve breakfast all day?

    1. If that’s what you want to call it.

    2. Make fun of McDonald’s all you want, but at least if you eat one of their breakfasts you’ll still be able to pee painlessly.

      1. Condoms, Eddie. Despite what the institute for papal pseudocience says, they actually do prevent disease.

        1. I always wear a condom at McDonalds

          1. Condoms and Big Macs are made from the same raw materials.

            1. I didn’t know you were a man of science.

        2. Condoms are for sailors and ….
          Oh, carry on, then.

          1. Football players?

            Zookeepers?

            DON’T LEAVE US HANGING, PLAYA!!

          2. Sailors and squares.

            Never touch the things, myself.

    3. Probably, but outside of the Japanese tourists who else wants to eat tuna for breakfast?

  13. Venezuelans storm Colombia border city in search of food and basic goods

    The women poured into the markets and shops of the Colombian city, snatching up toilet paper, flour, cooking oil, corn flour and other goods hard to find back home.

    Because of the exchange rate between the Venezuelan bolivar and Colombian peso, and the lack of subsidies in Colombia, the women who forced their way across the border on Tuesday may have paid 10 times the price for the goods they bought compared to the official prices at home.

    DON’T THEY KNOW THEY’RE BEING EXPLOITED!?

    1. That rumbling in your stomach is just the after effects of wholesome and nutritious egalitarianism.

      1. More seriously though this could have been a huge tragedy if the soldiers had taken their orders to seal the border very seriously.

        1. Luckily their wives and children are starving too.

    2. may have paid 10 times the price for the goods they bought compared to the official prices at home

      I’m no math whiz, but the official price of nothing must be . . . nothing, right? So they paid ten times nothing?

    3. You know you’re reading the Guardian when you see stuff like this:

      and the lack of subsidies in Colombia,

      may have paid 10 times the price for the goods they bought compared to the official prices at home.

      Except that at official prices, there is scarcity.

      How do markets work, morons?

      1. Official prices = empty shelves

    4. Justin Raimondo has a sad.

    5. Is this the time in the conversation when a clueless left-winger posts a definition of *what* socialism *is*? MEANS OF PRODUCTION!

        1. That’s precisely how they argue.

          It’s called sophistry.

    6. Those opposition party paid protesters would rather die of hunger, spending all their days waiting in lines and storming the boarder instead of admitting they are all just really hoarding subsidized goods.

  14. I thought ya’ll could use more White Guilt in your lives:

    Black friends: I’m so sorry that ?#?AltonSterling? is yet another horrifying, gut-wrenching video…yet another name likely to keep you up at night and make you worry about your kids…yet another reminder that justice has a long way to go before it will roll down like waters.

    I’m sorry for dismissive white folks who seem to have no interest in understanding why things like this haunt you, and the fact that even those that do try can’t fully understand. I’m sorry for those who shrug off the reality that ?#?blacklivesmatter? with smug statements that ?#?alllivesmatter?, as if that’s actually a helpful addition to this conversation and not dodging the issue.

    The book of Galatians calls Christians to bear one anothers’ burdens, and white Christians have faltered in numerous ways to even *recognize* the burden that comes with a history of oppression and racial bias, much less seek to post up under its weight with you. Thanks for your grace and patience as many of us who inherited a culture of indifference and blind privilege slowly learn to actually listen.

    1. Galatians? You can’t fool me. That’s made up.

      1. They are the Guardians of the Galaty, dude.

      1. YOU MONSTER

  15. Thomas Friedman’s boner ruptures from excessive arousal

    For the past decade, China has been on a mission to build the world’s biggest city by combining a number of large cities into one giant megacity.

    With a current population of roughly 57 million housed inside a 15,000-square-mile perimeter, the Pearl River Delta is a region roughly the size of West Virginia but with 30 times more people.

    1. By 2030, China plans to spend $322 billion in the hopes of drawing more people into urban areas from the outskirts of the megalopolis.

      Has it ever occurred to them to, I dunno, let people live where they want?

      1. Yeah but economic multipliers.

      2. You Know Which Other Chinese Communist wanted people to move between urban areas and the metropolis?

        1. Lawrence Yun?

        2. Hitler?

      3. Has it ever occurred to them to, I dunno, let people live where they want?

        It would be nice if the Feds would order Friedman around from one town to another every few weeks or so, and restrict his movement using a Hukou permit system.

        Normally I wouldn’t wish ill for others, but dumbf***s like Friedman can only learn the hard way.

      4. China is very concerned with numbers. They’d really like to keep their growth numbers over 10% indefinitely (and if you do the math on that, it looks… improbable.) They count government spending as GDP so they can temporarily keep growth numbers up by spending money on buildings no one needs or wants. The problem is that it looks kind of bad if you build entire cities no one wants ti live in or work in. So…

        China is the biggest bubble in history, and there is going to be an “adjustment” eventually.

        1. ?They count government spending as GDP so they can temporarily keep growth numbers up by spending money on buildings no one needs or wants.

          Isnt that what we do to, minus giant ghost cities? Who was it here (I think it was Rasilio, but I’m not sure) that went back through the data and showed that, on an inflation-neutral basis, when you removed Gov’t spending, we’d been in a recession since 1998?

          1. It is, and I think that’s at the very least something we ought to rethink. I have a few pointed things to say about that actually, and almost included a parenthetical including them, but… I’m not an economist. What do I know? I could include some numbers about the way that quantitative easing and artificially low interest rates have been used to create a debt that we can’t service, but what do I know? I’d rather not be seen as a crank.

            The big point here is that China is (and I mean this unironically) going way farther than the US has ever dreamt of in using government spending to juke their stats. You can say “minus the giant ghost cities,” but that’s kind of a big deal, isn’t it?

            I’m concerned about the financial legerdemaine the US is engaging in. I would be terrified if we were building empty cities just to count them as GDP and then forcing people to move to them. But if that would terrify me in the US, shouldn’t it at least make me nervous in China, given how closely tied our economies are now?

      5. Mao money, mao problems.

    2. Sounds like an inner circle of hell.

    3. Now they just need their own Judge Dredd to police it.

      “I am the raw!”

      1. Now that’s funny

  16. Some sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices ahead of the Summer Olympics after business fell during the 2014 World Cup which was also hosted in Brazil.

    McDonald’s will start offering the McGriddle as part of its all-day breakfast menu starting next month.

    The sex workers could offer the McGriddle for free with the purchase of sex. That would be a good deal.

  17. Gretchen Carlson: Fox News Boss Roger Ailes Fired Me for Refusing Sex With Him

    . Last September, the 76-year-old executive allegedly told her: “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.”

    “Sometimes problems are easier to solve that way,” Ailes purportedly added.

    Carlson, a 1989 Miss America, also said Ailes publicly degraded her with sexist comments about how “he had slept with three former Miss Americas, but not with her.”

    Ailes said he always “stays seated when a woman walks over to him so she has to ‘bend over’ to say hello,” according to the lawsuit.

    When Ailes wasn’t allegedly trying to sleep with Carlson, he was ignoring her repeated complaints about sexual harassment from other men at Fox News.

    Doocy also allegedly mocked her during commercial breaks and, in Carlson’s estimation, treated her as a “blond female prop.”

    1. I always thought Doocy and Lewis from the Drew Carey show were the same guy.

    2. Now you gotta ask now Megyn Kelly got her prime time slot.*

      *Yes, I know her slot is prime time – I mean the time slot.

      1. I don’t think you have to ask that. The answer is pretty obvious.

    3. 1989? The years have not been kind.

      1. Entropy is a bitch.

        1. Would or wouldn’t?

        1. With Gretchen, sure. But with Ailes? Let’s not be so hasty, pasty.

          1. If you like power bottoms, rumor is Ailes is your guy.

    4. I don’t believe it. If she hadn’t fucked him, she would not have gotten the job in the first place. My guess is she stopped fucking him and that is why he fired her.

      There are a million women who are attractive and can read from a teleprompter. There has to be some way to distinguish the right candidate. And since they invented the TV camera, that way has always been whoever has the easiest morals.

    5. The 50-year-old journalist has previously opened up about her past experience with sexual harassment and assault in the industry. Early in her television career, a top executive “threw himself on top of me and stuck his tongue down my throat,” she wrote in her book last year. A few months later, Carlson said a public-relations exec shoved her face into his crotch in the backseat of a car.

      She either has really bad luck or maybe there is some wish fulfillment going on here

      1. I dunno. You read enough accounts of how it was back in the day (and now, for all I know), and you get the impression that entertainment is basically a snake pit, filled with a mixture of vipers and spoiled children people are afraid to say, “No,” to. I’m sure twenty years ago, someone would have carefully listened to her accounts and taken action. Or, they would have paid her off quietly, and she would never have worked in TV again.

        1. It is a total snake pit. People involved in it are generally disgusting. The problem is that includes Carlson. So I find it hard to believe that she didn’t know how things worked and wasn’t okay with it. If she wasn’t, what was she doing there?

      2. It’s like the one time hot young thing who complained once she aged and the wolf whistles faded to memory.

  18. A multi-year probe into the role of the United Kingdom in the Iraq war ended with a report that found the war was not justified.

    No one will be punished.

    It’s just like cops blowing a hole in the chest of a toddler, just on a larger, international scale.

    1. You know who else launched a multi-year probe?

      1. Ford back in the late 80s?

      2. Bill Clinton?

      3. NASA?

      4. The United Federation of Planets?

      5. The aliens that abducted me?

        1. “Come on we’ve been coming here and conducting anal probes for 50 years, and all that we have learned is that one in ten doesn’t seem to mind.”

          1. KITH FTW

  19. So is Johnson/Weld aiming for some embassies? Or is their strategy to get the votes of Hillary supporters that are thinking of not voting for her?

    1. I’m not sure that being an ambassador for Killary is all it’s cracked up to be.

  20. The Pentagon’s ‘zombie pandemic’ training revealed: Military nurses to be taught how to respond to population health emergencies with ‘creative’ training course

    Military nursing students at the Uniformed Services University of the Healthcare Sciences are given ‘zombie pandemic’ training scenarios as a part of a population health course.

    According to the US Department of Defense, the program aims to provide a creative way to engage students ? but, the fictitious scenarios will teach them to carry out quarantine and administer vaccines on a massive scale, all while following actual DoD guidelines.

    1. Yeah, there probably won’t be a *real* zombie apocalypse.

      Maybe a bioweapon attack by terrorists, or a *Stand* – style scenario where the Army’s chemical weapons leak into the population, but probably not zombies.

      1. biological, chemical, whatever

      2. Actual risen-from-the-dead zombies are highly improbable. But there are a number of diseases that could render large numbers of people incapable of caring for themselves and would lead to societal collapse.

        1. Sounds like your describing “seriously sick people,” not strictly zombies per se.

          1. No, they wouldn’t be Zombies, per se. I was thinking prion caused diseases like Creutzfeldt?Jakob disease (like Mad Cow, but for humans). The victims do not turn violent but do wander about aimlessly and would require care. As the number of people available to provide essential services goes down, and the number of people requiring care goes up, things would get really ugly real quick.

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

              In Haitian folklore, a zombie (Haitian French: zombi, Haitian Creole: zonbi) is an animated corpse raised by magical means, such as witchcraft

              Damn cultural appropriation!

              1. Feets, don’t fail me now!

        2. “diseases that could render large numbers of people incapable of caring for themselves and would lead to societal collapse.”

          Progressivism!

  21. Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was hospitalized after reportedly trying to kill herself.

    WhistleBlower Chelsea Manning was hospitalized after reportedly trying to kill herself.

    FTFY

    1. Whistleblower Traitor Chelsea Edward Manning was hospitalized after reportedly trying to kill her himself.
      Fixed it for you
      Also whistle blowers are people who tell the country when government is doing bad things. This guy just dumped whatever he could get his hands on.

  22. cruising is made for love

    Ed wins double-bonus Gilmore points for Alt-text.

    1. D’ 43\/

  23. Another angle of the cops shooting holes in that guy in Baton Rouge. No gun in his dead hands.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/a…..d-him.html

    1. One of these videos eventually will be Barney Fife pumping a couple clips into victim wearing ‘Guns Free Zone’ shirt.

    2. Squirrels ate the last two comments I tried to make. So I’ll be brief. I don’t agree that a lack of a deadly weapon in the deceased’s hand automatically makes this a bad shoot. I think he was trying to reach his pistol in his right pocket, with his right hand, whether to ditch it or use it on the officers, I don’t know. The cops were responding to a guy brandishing a gun call, and were dealing with a combative suspect who didn’t want to be searched. Not at all unreasonable for them to think that he was reaching for a gun, and reaching for a gun while fighting with the cops gets you shot.

      His priors were for underage sex (no idea if it was kiddy-diddling or fucking some 14-going-on 25 gal), and for drug possession while carrying a weapon. He’d recently come out of prison, was living in a halfway house, and it’s not unrealistic to think that he wasn’t going to go back.

      1. But the main thing I wanted to ask was: must you see that someone have a weapon in their hand for deadly force to be justifiably used against that person? (That’s not the law, AFAIK, but it does seem to be the opinion here.)

        It seems too restrictive to me, but I can see some merits to that argument.

        1. Seeing a weapon in somebody’s hand is not enough to use deadly force, either. Remember the guy in Walmart? Or the kid with the play gun?
          Just because cops are scared of their own shadows doesn’t justify killing someone because he “might” be a threat.
          In my opinion, the cops should never be allowed to shoot first unless a civilian is in danger.
          Don’t like the restrictions? Go find a different line of work.

          1. This x 1000

          2. Seeing a weapon in somebody’s hand is not enough to use deadly force, either. Remember the guy in Walmart? Or the kid with the play gun?

            Were they wrestling with the cops at the time, like Starling was? As far as Tamir Rice—the kid with the play gun that I think you’re referring to—the cops’ negligence was in driving right up to the kid, and placing themselves in a position that, when Rice reached for his waistband, it was reasonable for the cops to shoot. (And we’ll ignore reports that Rice was pointing the damned thing at people in the park before the cops showed up.)

            Don’t wrestle with the cops and go for a gun in your pocket, and you won’t get shot. (As often…)

            And as far as, “the cops should never be allowed to shoot first unless a civilian is in danger.” That’s ridiculous. While the cops, being members of the citizenry, shouldn’t have greater rights than the citizenry, they shouldn’t have fewer rights either. Self-defense is a right available to everyone.

            The cops kill lots of people they shouldn’t: John Crawford (the guy in WalMart you mentioned), Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Andy Lopez Cruz, etc… This case isn’t one of them, and is trumpeted by the media and BLM for exactly that reason.

            1. See the video. Guy was on the ground, struggling. Why use a gun when you have a taser designed for precisely this situation?

              Go suck some more blue dick, GG.

  24. Sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices

    Ed needs to be sent on a fact-finding mission to confirm.

  25. ‘Donald Trump said Bernie Sanders had lost the “FBI primary” to Hillary Clinton’

    Every once in a while a blind squirrel finds a nut. It is Donald Trump’s particular genius to be the all-time best nut-finder in the Blind Squirrel Special Olympics.

    1. It is Donald Trump’s particular genius to be the all-time best nut-finder in the Blind Squirrel Special Olympics.

      Awesome

  26. Death of an American Huckster
    The long con of the late Michael Cimino.

    My favorite section: It’s important to understand in all of this that Michael Cimino wasn’t a tortured artist?or wasn’t just a tortured artist. He was a fraud. To take just one for instance: For his climactic battle scene he chose a meadow in Montana. He was insistent that this was the only place he could shoot the scene. He then decided that the field wasn’t perfect enough?that it needed to be flattened and have rocks cleared. So he set contractors to work grading and smoothing the field. Then Cimino announced that it was of vital importance that, at the beginning of the battle, the audience see that the meadow was covered in grass. So he installed an irrigation system and took the time to grow grass across the field. Only after the fact did Bach discover that Cimino did not rent this field from a local. He owned it himself and had gotten United Artists to pay to improve it.

    1. Apparently before he made Heaven’s Gate he really wanted to make Atlas Shrugged. Interesting…

    2. lol

      that’s pretty slick.

      we talked about the guy the other day. I think its reasonable to consider ‘The Deer Hunter’ a mostly happy-accident in ways. Its not like Thunderbolt & Lightfoot had many hints at artistic genius.

      1. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a really good movie. But the cast was Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy and Jeff Bridges. I am pretty sure I could direct a movie with that case and have it turnout well.

        And the Deer Hunter is so fucking overrated. Name one scene in that movie other than the famous Russian Roulette scene. If you can name one, you can name one more than pretty much everyone else on earth including the actors in the movie. The whole movie was pointless and forgettable.

        1. Name one scene in that movie other than the famous Russian Roulette scene.

          When they sing God Bless America at the bar. Maybe that is just something us George Dzundza fans remember.

          1. That may be the only scene ever made where Meryl Streep looks half way attractive. So I guess the movie has that going for it.

            1. There was an hour fucking long wedding in the extended directors cut.

              And the scene where he hunts a deer.

              That is two more scenes.

        2. The wedding scene that went on way too long?

          1. I just remember the Russian Roulette scene and some other scene where some guy forgot his boots when they were hunting and Robert D’Nero wouldn’t give him his extra pair for some reason. That is all I remember. It was just so fucking boring.

            1. Agreed. It was boring. I watched it and wondered what the big deal was.

            2. I remember a good bit of the movie. I wouldn’t say it sucked. It was too long for sure though.

        3. Let us not overlook Geoffrey Lewis, as fine a character actor as one could ask for.

          1. Him too. It was just a great movie.

          2. Yes, but he did help produce his daughter, who gave us this, so he has his faults.

            1. Key-rist, I never put that together before, and as much as she looks like him I really should have. In my defense I immediately stop watching anything in which she appears so I never spent much time considering her lineage.

      2. Its not like Thunderbolt & Lightfoot had many hints at artistic genius.

        Hey kid Gilmore, Go fuck a duck.

        1. I credit Clint for everything good about it.

      3. The rabbit scene is pure genius. The Deer Hunter totally sucked. While Year of the Dragon was fuckin’ great.

        RIP Cimino

        1. Year of the Dragon kicked ass. I forgot about that movie.

          1. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Magnum Force, which gave us one of the best pimpmobiles in any film.

        2. But Clint picked the cute little bunnies up by their ears and this movie and Clint should be bunny shamed.

    3. Always an interesting read. Curious to know his behavior on The Deer Hunter and if there were budget over runs. I’m sure a film buff can enlighten. The Deer Hunter was one psychologically effective movie.

      Didn’t someone recently revisit Heaven’s Gate and claim it wasn’t that bad?

      Regardless, it sank a company.

      1. It has been the subject of some revisionism. It isn’t that bad. But it isn’t great either. Because it is remembered as the worst big studio movie ever, saying it is good has become an easy contrarian opinion.

        1. It’s also a revisionist pro-immigrant anti-Rich movie so yeah…

        2. The worst? How times have changed. What about Ishtar?

          1. Ishtar didn’t bankrupt a company.

            1. But according to the article UA execs weren’t exactly competent and coulda used a leader to have the balls to pull the plug before it got worse. Yeah, easier said than done but still…

          2. While Ishtar was a flop, the general consensus from people who have actually seen it is that it is an OK comedy. Not a cinema classic, but not anywhere near the worst movie ever made.

            1. Hudson Fucking Hawk

            2. The worst movie ever made was “Troll 2”. It didn’t even have a troll in it.

              Red Letter Media reviewed the documentary of the movie, entitled “Best of the Worst”, and then started a series where they review bad movies, and named it “Best of the Worst”.

      2. If only some of that was included in the article I linked.

        Cimino began by denigrating the studio that backed his calling card, The Deer Hunter. Cimino admitted that he had gone over budget on the movie by a cool 100 percent. Cimino admitted that he had overshot the film to an alarming degree. He let slip that he had arranged a system that denied his studio a look at any dailies until after principle photography had finished. He told Bach about how he was fighting with the studio over running time.

  27. Gary Johnson is a fucking idiot. I’ve had it.

    1. I met him in person once and he came across as a… well… Johnson.

      The Austin Peterson replica gun story doesn’t surprise me.

      1. I’m still voting Johnson, nevertheless.

        Trump and Hillary are just godawful.

        And Johnson’s tenure as governor is what really matters. He’s got the track record, personality notwithstanding.

        1. Track record of what? Bankrupting the state of New Mexico? His record as governor is pretty piss poor.

    2. Yeah, a friend on Facebook asked me, several months ago what I _would_ like to see (as I was generally moaning about every possible scenario.) And I was like… well, maybe no Republican gets enough votes in the primaries to secure the nomination and they select… Gary (remember I was asked for my fantasy here, not a realistic scenario.)

      Now, not so happy. I’d prefer him (by miles) over anyone recently in the race, but… he’s disappointing, and not even in the right electorally pragmatic ways.

  28. Yeah, yeah, they’re all “hate crimes”/”hate crimes are bullshit”, still:

    Indigenous woman yells ‘I hate white people’ before punching white woman, but it’s not a hate crime judge rules

    “The offender said, ‘I hate white people’ and threw a punch,” Van Harten said in his ruling.

    “There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or whether . . . she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why this assault was aimed at this victim,” he said.

    “I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that this offence was, even in part, motivated by racial bias.”

    Not even in part, eh?

    1. Haven’t the HRC said that Muslims calling for gay genocide are not hate crimes?

    2. Difficulty: the victim’s name is White.

      1. Well, she clearly got a pass because of her White privilege. (No ideology intended- I just couldn’t resist.)

    3. Criminal intent is *so* elusive when you’re faced with someone you don’t really want to prosecute.

    4. “And the Facebook post the day before where defendant said ‘I want to punch some white person in the face’ isn’t specific enough, because it fails to specify whether the defendant was referring to the same side of the face as the side where she hit the victim.

      “Also, the certified letter she send to the police saying that ‘I just punched a white bitch in the face because I hate white people’ is not admissible in evidence because the statement wasn’t notarized.”

  29. I was super jazzed when McDonald’s announced they would be serving breakfast all day… until I tried to order my favorite breakfast sandwich–the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. So lame. Fuck McGriddles. Give me my fat fuck food of choice, you jerks.

    1. You can make that out of the deluxe breakfast, you know.

      1. I already make weird shit at McDonald’s. I don’t want to be that person who orders stuff off the menu and then rearranges it every time.

        1. Air Land and Sea burger for the win.

    2. That truly is the perfect McDonald’s sandwich.

      1. The “bacon-egg-&-cheese” to me will always need to be on a bagel and from a deli on the corner.

        1. From any good deli, even for us more rural folk.

          1. I have a funny story about how I taught a chip-shop-keeper in London to make those for the people in my company (*to-go only); Before i arrived, he had almost zero AM business; he sold coffee and muffins and did ‘fry up’ breakfasts for sit-down customers, but little of that, since the normal thing was for people to eat at their desks, and usually just grabbed yogurt from tescos or whatever.

            I saw the guy had a grill, and convinced him to do Bacon/fried egg/toast sandwich wrapped in tinfoil (*tomato optional) to-go (2quid); it took some cajoling and wrangling too. He though my daring to request things not on the menu was the apex of “yankee cheek”

            2 weeks later he had to hire an extra person to handle all the business. he named it “the New Yorker”.

            1. They can be delicious. Stopping at a McDonald’s for a bacon, egg, and cheese in the tri-state area has never made any sense to me. It is akin to buying going to Subway or Pizza Hut. Take advantage of the delis!

        2. A bagel? What are you, some kind of gold-hoarding Jew?

          1. i should be so lucky!

        3. The bacon, egg, and cheese bagels from Wawa are my go-to breffy when I have to work at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

    3. You live in the wrong part of the country.

      Biscuits all day in the south.

      1. Biscuits – recycled vomit.

  30. “”One of the nation’s most celebrated gay bars ….””

    I get it, but seriously? how many are there really. Stonewall…. and….. uh, the Blue Oyster from Police Academy?

    And how exactly do we ‘celebrate’ these places? I used to drink @ Rawhides during happy hour, but i honestly don’t think ‘fewer men in g-strings and cowboy chaps’ is like, necessarily cause for national mourning.

  31. Sorry, I’ve been away for a while, Peanuts. I know you missed me.

    We had a big July 4th shindig down here in Dogdick, GA. On the lake – boats and shit. Just us Gawd-fearing regular American patriots.

    1. Boats?!? On a lake?!? You don’t say!

      1. Some of the boys here can only afford to fish – with just a stick and a float. Most of them never really had a job unless you count odd jobs and bailing hay. They love them some Trump though.

        1. Few people can aspire to the cocaine-addled lifestyle of a professional moron like you.

        2. Bailing hay is not an easy job.

    2. Were any donations made?

  32. I would link to this this Taiwanese animation about the Brexit vote, but it is *seriously* NSFW and gross.

    1. I’m confused. Why is there a pig surgically attached to David Cameron’s dick?

      1. I’m not sure, but that’s the NSFW thing to which I was alluding.

      2. One of his classmates claimed that Cameron screwed a dead pig as a part of an initiation back in college.

      3. Black Mirror. On Netflix. First episode.

      4. Black Mirror fan?

        Episode 1 was great

  33. Anti GMO Protesters Break Up Senate Vote

    WASHINGTON ? Protesters have disrupted a U.S. Senate vote, tossing paper money on the floor from the visitors’ gallery and chanting, “The Senate can be bought.”

    The demonstration Wednesday came as the Senate was voting on whether to move ahead on a measure to label genetically modified food. The protest stunned lawmakers as they were voting on the floor and papers cascaded on their heads.

    Two people were forcibly removed from the visitors’ gallery by police.

    One of the officers put his hand over a protester’s mouth to prevent her from yelling.

    that is in fact the whole story

  34. “A multi-year probe into the role of the United Kingdom in the Iraq war ended with a report that found the war was not justified.”

    So where’s ENB to denounce the UK for supporting Saddam Hussein?

  35. Bernie Sanders had lost the “FBI primary” to Hillary

    Hilarious.

    Gary Johnson has said he believed there was not “criminal intent” on Clinton’s part.

    Wimp. The whole purpose of the private server, and destroying documents, was to hide documents from legal scrutiny.

    1. Libertarians don’t care if people use private servers.

      Free Republic is THAT-A-WAY ——–>

      1. No, you fucking dumbass. Libertarians don’t care if PRIVATE individuals or companies use private servers.

        PUBLIC

        1. PUBLIC OFFICIALS should be following the laws and regulations created by our elected officials and should be held accountable for failing to follow the law.

          Of course PUBLIC vs. PRIVATE is a challenging concept for bootlickers like yourself.

  36. So does the lack of indictment mean that Hillary doesn’t have Jeff Tucker’s endorsement?

  37. FREEDOM!!

    Gym to Allow Members to Toke Up While Working Out

    i always liked weed before sports

    1. Orly?

      I usually do that before I go to the gym anyway, but… nice.

    2. Of course Ricky Williams is involved.

      1. Just think, if you work out there you may someday have as successful NFL career as Williams.

        1. You mean like 10,009 yards rushing, 4.1 yards per carry, and 74 TDs?
          I’d take that.

    3. I wonder what the gym’s insurance rates are like.

      1. They will be fine. The stoners won’t make it out of the tv lounge.

        Less wear and tear on the equipment, too.

        1. Think of the money to be made at the gym’s snack bar. Dorito smoothy?

          1. Would.

            You survive the storm?

  38. “McDonald’s will start offering the McGriddle as part of its all-day breakfast menu starting next month.”

    Or you could just swallow a rock covered in grease and maple syrup.

    1. Either McDonald’s food is impassable or it induces diarrhea. Which is it?

      1. Forget it, only real libertarians here with very fine palates.

      2. First one, then the other.

      3. Don’t waste your time. Ken likes Chipotle.

        No further explanation necessary.

        1. Are you gonna tell me you hate Chipotle but love McDonalds?

          1. McDonalds doesn’t pretend it’s something it isn’t.

            1. What is that supposed to be mean?

              Oh, and, actually, Chipotle is McDonalds. Well, Chipotle was McDonalds until circa 2006 or so, when I believe they spun most of Chipotle off to investors. I don’t know how much if any of Chipotle stock McDonalds kept for itself.

              You didn’t know Chipotle was McDonalds?

              Chipotle is what McDonalds looks like when it pretends to be something it isn’t.

            2. And that makes its food taste….better ?

        2. I still have yet to try Chipotle. I mean to try, though. You know how I love my garbage food.

          1. Chipotle is terrible. I can’t stress that enough.

            1. Yeah, well… people say poptarts are terrible, too.

              But that doesn’t stop me from making an ice cream sandwich out of two toasted poptarts and half a pint of gelato…then dunking the melty sides in crushed up cinnamon toast crunch, does it?

              1. Pop tarts are one of mankind’s 10 greatest inventions.
                Chipotle is just Qdoba with better seasonings.

          2. It’s garbage from a health standpoint, so you would think that it tastes good. But it also tastes like garbage.

          3. If you like fresh ingredients and picking what you want in your own burrito, it’s great.

            It’s certainly head and shoulders above McDonalds or Dennys or Chick-Fil-A.

            1. I first went to Chipotle with that same expectation Ken.

              I’m a fresh food, out of the garden eating kinda guy. I enjoy a bowl of homegrown raw veggies and herbs with olive oil and quality balsamic vinegar every day.

              Chipotle left me wanting based on its self described “frreshness”.

              I was severely disappoint and after 2 or 3 attempts never went back.

              1. I’ve liked it every time I’ve gone. It is what it is – baffled at the hate.

            2. Doesn’t have milkshakes, so obviously not better than Chik-fil-A.

              1. And not fried in peanut oil either, so not better.

    2. I tried McD’s “Southern Chicken Sandwich” they tried to copy from Chik-Fil-A.
      The box said I was about to eat a juicy, delicious chicken sandwich.
      The box was juicier and equally flavorful.

  39. Sanders booed by House Democrats

    http://www.politico.com/story/…..z4DdvgZTp2

    The old fool got exactly THREE (3) endorsements from them and now wants to take over the Convention.

  40. The Chef in the Kitchen with The Pipe (Bomb)

    Bangladesh attacks suspected to been ‘inside job’

    1. Related =

      Westerners (Italians) Killed Had Been Mutilated/Tortured Before Execution

      … and the attackers were apparently mostly “middle-class kids” with no especially ‘extremist’ background.

      The fact that terrorists fail to adhere to the mythic stereotype of “poor, ignorant, oppressed” continues to ‘surprise’ people who remain insistently ignorant of the fact that its hardly ever been the case, going all the way back to the 1970s

      1. Yeah, you would think the stereotype would be “privileged narcissist” by now.

    2. Maybe, maybe not:

      “On Tuesday, police said Chowkidar was shot dead by mistake but [a spokesperson named] Islam revised that, saying his death was “not accidental”, although police were unsure how he died and the role he played.”

      So he was killed by the cops – he may have been one of the terrorists, but even if he weren’t, they’d have a reason to say he was.

  41. http://time.com/4394478/iron-m…..ony-stark/

    Marvel’s new Iron Man is a 15 year old black girl. The progressive vampire sinks its fangs into another art form.

    1. Fucking Transphobes. Make her a Quadriplegic, retarded, deaf, dumb, blind Lesbian Muslim too.

      1. That shoots bullets from her twat.

      2. Easy there, it’s a comic book not an Octavia Butler novel.

    2. That’s fucking stupid. Couple that with putting Trudeau on one of their comics and I’m done with these SJW idiots.

      What a God dannged shame for such a legendary brand.

      1. putting Trudeau on one of their comics

        WTF?!?

        1. Not only Justin, but also Pierre back in 1979.

          Rufus is just mad because his copy of the comic is all stuck together now.

    3. At least it’s not another white male. Amarite?

    4. I think what’s most important is that the character is created in an organic setting. We never had a meeting saying, “we need to create this character.” It’s inspired by the world around me and not seeing that represented enough in popular culture.

      Um, what?

      1. Marvel Comics’ diverse new cast has stirred some controversy among a subset of fans.

        Some of the comments online, I don’t think people even realize how racist they sound. I’m not saying if you criticize you’re a racist, but if someone writes, “Why do we need Riri Williams we already have Miles?” that’s a weird thing to say. They’re individuals just like Captain America and Cyclops are individuals. All I can do is state my case for the character, and maybe they’ll realize over time that that’s not the most progressive thinking.

        But increasingly we see less and less of that. Once Miles hit, and Kamala Khan hit and female Thor hit?there was a part of an audience crawling through the desert looking for an oasis when it came to representation, and now that it’s here, you’ll go online and be greeted with this wave of love.

        What i don’t quite grasp is why anyone thinks “Taking Older, Established Characters, and then “Minority-i-fying” Them Up” is supposed to be “Not Racist”

        Its totally racist; if you honestly think minority characters need better representation = then WRITE THEM. But if you need to shoehorn a character “of color” or of “alternate sexuality” into a pre-existing model, then you’re just piggy-backing on the success of something that’s already there.

        Minority characters deserve their own narratives; simply revising old ones for political reasons is the apex of lazy-racism.

        1. Bravo!

          But what is the more powerful force in the human spirit, the desire to do good work or laziness?

        2. But it’s more than that. Not only must the SJW character exist, the old, non-SJW character must be destroyed. It’s standard prog thinking. It’s not the ’60s-’70s anymore, when leftist ideology said: “We want to be allowed to do our own thing.” Now it’s: “Your old fashioned, bigoted thing offends me, must be destroyed, and you will be forced to bow down before my thing.”

        3. “Minority characters deserve their own narratives; simply revising old ones for political reasons is the apex of lazy-racism.”

          Not a Hamilton fan?

      2. Look, wet all see 15 year black girls dressed in flying suits of armor everyday, but you never see one portrayed on TV or in comics.

    5. I refuse to read it!

      1. I’m cancelling my subscription to Iron Man comics *and* I will boycott the Iron Man Triathlon.

        1. Burning your Black Sabbath records too?

        2. And Gary Johnson completed in the Ironman, so now I’m not voting for him, either.

    6. Why can’t they ever come up with anything original? Doing nothing but proggified remakes just reeks of jealous insecurity. “No fair, me too!” I would be happy to see some more variety in movies, but the people who push the hardest for it have no ideas. It’s embarrassing.

      1. ^this

        basically my same point above. I think its perfectly right and good to have many more female/gay/minority characters in any sort of media.

        However, using them as mere “Blackwashing” of pre-existing franchises is patently exploitative and demeaning.

        1. It is demeaning. It reminds me of family gatherings in my childhood, when my aunt wanted me to play Candy Land with much younger cousins (and let them win, of course) It didn’t exactly foster a sense of respect, much less help them develop skills.

          1. Isn’t Candyland 100% luck-based? How do you even let someone win without breaking the rules?

            1. They are tiny children, you cheat (yourself). The only thing worse than not letting a Wookie win is not letting a tiny child win.

    7. The worst thing is when these characters fail

      Riri/.Iron Man will fail. Why? Because fans want Stark in the suit. Stark is Iron Man, Parker is Spiderman, Banner is the Hulk. No matter how many other people they try to shoehorn into those suits, for whatever reason, the outcome is always the same.

      It’s a pity too. Knightgirl (Riri Williams in a suit she designed after reverse engineering one of the Stark suits when she was 15) becomes a Stark prot?g? after the events of Civil War II, fighting alongside Iron Man and other Marvel heroes until she’s big enough for that solo shot. How good is she? Well, Tony’s added some of her mods to HIS suit!

      She might’ve been great. Instead she’s a diversity hire placeholder until the fans demand Stark. Just like all the rest.

      Falcon should be glad he’s got a real job to go back to when the Captain Socialism gig gets old. And I really hope T’Challa can survive Ta’nehisi.

  42. Some sex workers in Rio de Janeiro are reportedly cutting prices ahead of the Summer Olympics after business fell during the 2014 World Cup which was also hosted in Brazil.

    God rest the soul of that poor man who washed ashore… and pussy’s half price for the next 15 minutes.

  43. Zimbabwe ‘shut down’ over economic collapse.

    But it has nothing to do with socialism.

    1. It is just bad luck Jerry. And wreckers, I am sure wreckers had a lot to do with it.

      1. That’s sheer demagoguery. We all know (((who))) is behind this.

        /sarc

        1. (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( wreckers )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))??????????

    2. But hey, at least they’re decolonized now.

    3. Close… but no cigar.

      not enough printing presses and global warming:

      The economy has also been hit by currency shortages and a severe drought

      1. MAKE IT RAIN!

  44. $0.50 Now Worth -$16million

    Survey = Who here has consumed a Vitamin Water in the last 2 years?

    1. Placebo water?

      Not me.

      I drink… water. And beer.

      1. Placebo water?

        indeed. also, crystalline fructose is like snorting acetaminophen on your liver. i thought it was hilarious that it was being marketed as a “healthy option”

      2. Not me. I do kind of like flavored seltzers though, especially the ones we have in the Northeast (Polar anyone?) I’m not looking for nutrition from them though- I tend to drink them most when I’m avoiding nutrition.

    2. I think I had one in… 2009? Maybe 2010. It was hot and I wanted something sweet, but not overly sweet. Glad I could contribute to 50 Cent going broke.

      1. I always considered it sort of a waste of Coca-Cola’s money. But it hasn’t done nearly as bad as I’d figured. I stopped seeing it on the streets years ago.

    3. You know times is hard when fitty cent can’t make a dolla outta fiteen cent.

    4. Lastonia Leviston

      Lastonia? That sounds like one of those fake countries that Marvel would make up.

      1. That is where lesbian Dr Doom is from.

        1. Dr Mood.

    5. I think my wife used to drink that. It’s that the stuff with zero sugar and zero calories?

    6. I don’t always drink water, no wait, I do always drink water.

  45. The Human Rights Tribunals up north are always good for a laugh:

    Women-only workout upheld by human rights tribunal

    A Vancouver man has lost his claim that his human rights are being violated by women-only workout times at a downtown eastside gym.

    “The complainant’s arguments are no more than a lukewarm attempt to counter what has long been recognized in human rights law concerning the historical disadvantage endured by women” Pylypchuk writes.

    “This argument misses the point that, in some circumstances, it is necessary to treat people differently in order to attain true equality, particularly when dealing with historical inequality or vulnerable classes of person. It is not always a one-size-fits-all solution.”

    1. What does “equality” even mean to these people any more?

    2. “This argument misses the point that, in some circumstances, it is necessary to treat people differently in order to attain true equality, particularly when dealing with historical inequality or vulnerable classes of person. It is not always a one-size-fits-all solution.”

      That’s a bunch of newfangled progspeak for “egalitarianism is a fucking lie believed only by the most the delusional people, but we’re going to press onward anyways”.

      1. Suddenly ‘one-size fits all’ is no good when it fits their bull shit, huh?

    3. it is necessary to treat people differently in order to attain true equality

      At least the tribunal is honest. It’s not about equality just knocking some “privileged” class down a couple of pegs.

    4. What about the disadvantages suffered by pervy guys who suffer scratches and insect bites and eye strain from all that time they spend in bushes using their binoculars to look into sorority houses, and all because some oppressive gym owner won’t let them work out at the same time as the women?

      1. I mean, you know, theoretically, assuming there are guys who do that.

        1. I got that jug of Bactine that you asked me to pick up for you.

    5. You don’t need to block out the gym for everyone just for women for two hours or so.

      Just make one little section where all the weights are

      1. Goddamn it.

        where all the weights are less than 20 pounds, and fill the remaining space with treadmills and ellipticals. Done.

        1. I thought you were going to say “where all the weights aren’t”.

          1. Might as well. I have to laugh at the chicks who go to my gym. What do you think you’re really accomplishing with that 10# dumbbell?

            Then again, more room in the weight room for me.

            1. #dumbbell

            2. What do you think you’re really accomplishing with that 10# dumbbell?

              Not getting balky. Duh doy.

              1. Lol @ “toning” and balky.

                I wish I could sit them down and tell them that they will never, ever, ever, ever look like those female bodybuilders. Ever. They likely don’t even have the willpower to get close, never mind the much necessary chemical assistance required.

                1. Female bodybuilders aren’t toned.

                  1. Female bodybuilders are the most toned. What are you saying?

                    Generally “toned” means having better muscle definition via lowering your body fat percentage.

                    1. Generally “toned” means having better muscle definition via lowering your body fat percentage.

                      Yes, one aspect of their physique is “toned”. Lou Ferrigno was “toned”, but people would have looked at you funny if you’d have described him as ‘toned’ and stopped there.

                      There’s a legitimate case for using low weights at high reps to get a certain aspect to your physique that won’t result in a bitch looking like this.

                    2. NEWSFLASH

                      No amount of reps at any weight will make a woman look like that. That girl is on the ‘roids, brah. No woman is going to lift heavy at low reps and wake up suddenly looking yoked like a goddamn steer…unless she’s got some chemical assistance. Nomsayin’?

                      A better example of female physiques attained using heavy weight at low reps would be to look at olympic lifters–who may or may not be juicing, but if they are, at least they aren’t to the degree that female bodybuilders are…which is a metric fuckton if you want to be technical.

                      And there’s a legitimate case for using low weights at high reps if you want to earn my sneering derision.

                    3. Look, I’m not going to disagree with you about the woman using a 5lb weight and getting a benefit from it (and holding you up from your screaming at yourself in the mirror).

                      Weights are like drugs, as you lift your capacity, the effectiveness of the weight wanes, and you need heavier weight. I get that. But I think there’s a case for ‘maintaining’ a certain physique by not continuously upping the weights.

                      Aside: As a young adult, I had a number of friends who fell into two categories: bodybuilders and power lifters. I always marveled at how the power lifters just looked like regular dudes, and somewhat unimpressive at that, yet they ‘warmed up’ with 300#.

                    4. I just very honestly feel bad for women who get their diet and fitness advice from women’s magazines. I assume they’re looking to get “toned,” whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean, and they think if they just do infinity reps at light weight, they’ll get there… They won’t. I feel equally bad for the cardio bunnies running for their lives on treadmills and ellipticals.

                      You do make a solid point that at some point, if you don’t want to work on increasing the weight on the bar, you do have to transition over into more of a maintenance style of lifting. I’m just not there yet, and it’s hard for me to imagine a serious lifter saying, “No, thanks. That’s as heavy as I’d like to lift.”

                      Also an aside: my inspiration at the gym

                    5. Riven, who’s that in the gif?

                    6. Riven, who’s that in the gif?

                      I know, right?

                    7. I don’t mean that in a creepy way, Paul. What I mean is, I want to find more videos of that woman and masturbate to those videos.

                    8. I don’t mean that in a creepy way, Paul. What I mean is, I want to find more videos of that woman and masturbate to those videos.

                      People in the office are now looking at me, wondering what I’m laughing about.

                    9. I assume they’re looking to get “toned,” whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean

                      […]

                      You do make a solid point that at some point, if you don’t want to work on increasing the weight on the bar, you do have to transition over into more of a maintenance style of lifting.

                      I think ‘maintaining’ is really the best description. It seems that one can argue about what ‘toned’ means because as you say, a massive body builder is by definition, toned.

                      I think there are people who don’t want to get ripped but just look ‘fit’ and so they don’t feel the need to scream in the mirror with their veins bulging.

                    10. I think looking at any competitive female strength athlete is the wrong comparison here- first because even if they aren’t trying to look like Shwarzenegger they might well be taking less androgenic “supplements” than female bodybuilders do. And second because if they are elite female strength athletes they are likely both predisposed to being muscular, and a lot more dedicated to being so than you are.

                      Trust me- even men who _want_ to put on a lot of muscle, and have the hormones going for them, find it a struggle to get noticeably more muscular (past the first few months.) “I lifted some heavy weights and accidentally got way more muscular than I intended” is something pretty much no woman has ever said.

                      On the other hand “I’ve been lifting some heavy weights and I can deadlift way more than my bodyweight now, and I really like that” is something a lot of women have said.

            3. Apparently you are unfamiliar with circuit training.

          2. Any chick that wants a date just has to do some squats at the squat rack in yoga pants…even if she isn’t svelt yet she will be if she keeps doing those and many men will injure themselves due to lack of focus.

            1. You don’t have to tell me. I get more looks on deadlift day, personally, but that’s because squat day is Friday–and only a few folks spend their Friday evening at the gym.

              Every Friday I walk into the gym like. And then I don’t have to wait for a rack because some basic bitch is taking it up for her TRX band workout.

              1. i fucked up my back a few years ago due to “lack of focus” while I had 350 in the air.

                1. Oh jesus. In the air?
                  Overhead squat? (Impressive)
                  Overhead press? (Moar impressive)

                  1. I’d reverse the order. Maybe it’s my old shoulders, but I can press more than I can overhead squat. I should probably do something about that.

              2. I get looks on sprint day. The geriatrics are usually pretty impressed.

                1. You get those looks because it’s not sprint day.

    6. Equality Canadian style.

      Impressive.

    7. in some circumstances, it is necessary to treat people differently in order to attain true equality

      Oh. True equality, you said. Whew…I was worried there that we we’re going to have some namby-pamby knockoff, but this is the real stuff.

      1. BTW, jokes aside, this was the actual, stated and official position of the ACLU.

  46. “Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former presidential hopeful, is apparently negotiating a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.”

    “Okay. Ahem. Is this thing on? Okay. I humbly accept your nomination as the GOP candidate for the President of the United States.”

  47. Erik Estrada: Actor Becomes Police Officer After Playing 1 on Television Program ‘CHiPs’

    Estrada, who played an officer on “CHiPs” from 1977 to 1983, was sworn in as a reserve police officer in St. Anthony, Idaho, on July 2, the department said.

    1. That headline didn’t make me click, because it told me everything I needed to know.

      They’d have done better with “You’d never believe what Erik Estrada’s doing now!”

      1. Even better: “At least it’s not Steven Seagal!” Could apply to policing, matrimony, or domestic help.

    2. Chances he shoots some kid because he’s black or throws a flash bang in a toddler’s crib? Next to zero.

      Yea Mr. Estrada!

  48. Whistleblower Chelsea Manning was hospitalized after reportedly trying to kill herself.

    I guess one of the guards told her about Clinton not getting indicted.

  49. US Navy: Medical Examiner Rules Death of 21-Year-Old SEAL Candidate as Homicide

    The San Diego County medical examiner’s office said Seaman James Derek Lovelace died as a result of instructors dunking him in a pool during an exercise, outlets reported. Lovelace died on May 6.

    1. While struggling, he was seen on surveillance video being dunked at least twice by an instructor, the report said.

      He also slipped underwater several times as the instructor followed him around, continually splashing him for about five minutes, the report said. Several other instructors also splashed him.

      in the context of a newspaper article, this seems really awful, but if you know anything about SEAL training, this is what’s referred to as SEAL training, day one.

      1. Also, homicide can be justifiable or criminal, right? So which kind of homicide was it?

        Or do I have to read the article?

        1. Ah yes, doesn’t mean a crime occurred.

          And the report: “it is our opinion that the actions, and inactions, of the instructors and other individuals involved were excessive and directly contributed to the death,”

    2. Who ordered the code red?

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