Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at DNC, Obama Half-Brother Voting Trump, Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany: A.M. Links

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    Michael Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, which begins today. President Obama's half-brother, Malik, say he's voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Glenn Beck says he's probably going to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

  • In the wake of a massive DNC e-mail leak, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign after the convention.
  • ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed more than 80 people, while at least 21 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad. In Germany, a Syrian suicide bomber near Nuremberg killed at least one person and injured about a dozen more at a music festival, while earlier in the day a Syrian refugee hacked a pregnant woman to death and injured two others in Reutlingen. The prime minister of France said the country needed a "deep change" in its "security culture" after last week's truck attack in Nice that killed more than 70 people.
  • Syrian government airstrikes reportedly hit multiple medical facilities in Aleppo.
  • A Democratic state representative in Massachusetts wants hate crimes protections extended to cops.
  • Former number one overall draft pick Ken Griffey was inducted into Cooperstown along with Mike Piazza, the lowest draft pick ever to join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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335 responses to “Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at DNC, Obama Half-Brother Voting Trump, Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany: A.M. Links

  1. In the wake of a massive DNC e-mail leak, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign after the convention.

    At least someone isn’t impervious to email scandal.

    1. Shut up, Tulpa.

    2. Hello.

    3. Good morning.

      Elizabeth Warren’s first stop in Philly after arriving for the DNC was Pat’s, proving how terrible she truly is.

      1. What are you, some kind of Geno’s feggit? If Pat’s is good enough fer Rocky Balboa…

      2. Because it’s really important which place you get questionable meat with hydrogenated oil cheese sauce on top.

        1. Grindr?

    4. Trump bump

      “In the national poll, conducted from July 22 through July 24, Donald Trump pulls ahead of Hillary Clinton by 4 points, a sizeable swing from the past week, when the former secretary of State was clinging to a 2-point lead. In a three-candidate scenario including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee pulls in 10 percent of the vote, and Trump still leads Clinton by 4 points. Trump has been on a positive trend since the Department of Justice determined that there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute Clinton for her use of a private email server for official business while serving in the Obama administration.”

      http://tinyurl.com/z5lrd6p

    5. and Ted Bundy announced he would turn himself in to the police once he took care of the last few co-eds.

  2. In the wake of a massive DNC e-mail leak, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign after the convention.

    But Hillary is still keeping her on-board, so that’s good.

  3. Michael Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…

    But, he’s a Republican!

    1. Every time someone says he’s a Republican, I’m shocked even though I’ve known this fact for many moons. He’s about ten times more Democrat that almost any Democrat that’s actually a Democrat.

      1. He only switched to Republican because it was convenient to run for NYC mayor at the time because it was easier than getting the Democratic nomination. He was a lifelong Democrat prior to that and switched to “Independent” in 2007.

      2. You know who else jumped party tickets to make headway against an ideologically similar opponent…

        1. Teddy Roosevelt?

          1. That made me smile.

        2. George Wallace?

          Ross Perot?

          John Anderson?

        3. Donald Trump?

      3. I thought he started a No Labels party with all the other white guys who found it inconvenient to run as a Democrat.

      4. He was a Republican for what, four years, before he switched to independent. It makes as much sense to say that Bloomberg is one of Gillespie’s and Welch’s precious independents as to say that he is a Republican.

  4. Trump now favored to win per 538. Much pants shitting is already ensuing.

    (post-convention bounce, yeah, but still interesting)

    1. Lights Cytotoxic signal.

      1. *Read in R Duval’s voice*

        “Smells like… diesel and poopie”

    2. In 2012 I believe that there wasn’t any significant post-convention bounce on either side, if I recall correctly.

    3. Trump has been doing well in key battleground states consistently for a while. More to the point, Trump has charisma. The more people see him, the more they actually seem to like him. Hillary is a potato in a pantsuit whose handlers know full well they need to hide her from the public as much as possible.

      Cyto is a babbling idiot.

      1. Cyto is a babbling idiot.

        Well, there is a commenter here named Cyto who’s actually not retarded (as opposed to Cytotoxic).

        1. I’m aware. He really should change his name because I’m far too lazy to type those five extra letters.

          1. Cyto and Tonio, are two guys that get a lot of shit through no fault of their own other than the fact that they maintain names so close to those infamous tards. But then I can see why they don’t change names, because they can rely on the Michael Bolton defense.

            1. Thanks for the shoutout, FS. I was here as Tonio long before that other guy showed up (at least under that handle). I had considered changing my name but that would give the similarly-named commenter a heckler’s veto and establish the principal that trolls could force serious commenters to keep changing their handles.

              1. “Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks.”— Michael Bolton

                1. Are you related to that Tony guy?

                2. “Flay him.” —Roose Bolton

              2. Yeah, but at least the other Tonio got jokes. 😀

              3. Would setting up the handle “american capitalist” count as trolling?

          2. He really should change his name because I’m far too lazy to type those five extra letters.

            Just go with “Toxic”.

            1. “Son of Tulpa?”

            2. Or Poutine Chickenhawk.

    4. Trying to figure how to convince Hillary supporters to strategic vote for Johnson in KY.

      And ditto for Trump supporters in solud blue states, but not my concern.

      1. ‘A vote for GJ is a wasted vote because he can’t win’

        ‘Are you satisfied with your choices from the major parties this election? If not, then your vote for either of them is a wasted vote, regardless of the winner. Don’t you wish you had other choices? Of course you do. It’s true that GJ probably won’t win, but if he did do you think that he term as president could possibly be worse than that of the major party alternatives? And if he loses, the broad based support shown to him this election will pave the way for future candidates outside of the major parties. You vote for a losing GJ will have more impact than a vote for either Trump or Clinton.’

        1. And If I don’t want to vote for him because I don’t think he should be president?

          1. Now you’re really up a creek.

      2. I know the FL Dems have overseers with shotguns (metaphorically) trying to keep as many people on the plantation as possible. “Remember how voting for the Green Party got you GWB!” “How can you votes for Johnson, he doesn’t want to spend a trillion dollars on punishing companies who don’t pay the regulatory tithe!”

      3. Johnson in KY

        Slick!

        1. A fine salute to you sir.

    5. That’s not the only poll where he’s pulling ahead:

      [blockquote]Trump now leads his likely general election rival by 3 points, 48 to 45 percent, in the CNN/ORC Poll.
      Clinton had a 7-point lead, 49 to 42 percent, in the same poll before the GOP convention.

      In a four-way race, Trump now has 44 percent support, compared to 39 percent for Clinton, 9 percent for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and 3 percent for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

      1. I screwed up the tags in that post. Here’s the link:

        Trump takes national lead with 6-point convention bounce

      2. I get the convention bounce and all, but that was a shit-show in which the major Team Red players either stayed away or protested (Mike Lee, Ted Cruz), and the best speech was a re-enactment of Michelle Obama 2008. What kind of moron looks at that trainwreck and goes “Well, now, maybe I oughta give that Trump fella another look”.

        1. The seventy year olds who still watch broadcast channels and decided that he might eke out one extra decade of social security?

          More seriously, I think he really does resonate with the non-political class. And they don’t hang out here, or have dinner with the WaPo political correspondents. The primary results indicate the same thing we’re seeing here. Up to a point which we haven’t yet reached, the more low information voters Donald Trump interacts with, the better he does. It must be terrifying for the DNC/Hillary internal pollsters.

        2. What kind of moron looks at that trainwreck and goes “Well, now, maybe I oughta give that Trump fella another look”

          Two types:

          Some women who saw Ivanka and Melania (and some of the other women) give nice talks, and also saw a few minority faces, might reconsider the image the MSM has painted of Donald.

          Guys who haven’t been paying attention but really like the Apocalypse Now speech Trump gave.

        3. that was a shit-show in which the major Team Red players either stayed away or protested

          Perhaps the reason that the proles now view Trump more favorably is precisely because the establishment can’t stomach him?

  5. Hi, Rufus! Glad to see me?

    Canada’s nudists feeling overexposed by onlookers
    ‘Right now we’re just another show … We might as well be a [theatre] production’

    Visitors to Wreck Beach in Vancouver and Hanlan’s Point in Toronto have reportedly been told by naked beach-goers they must disrobe if they want to stay.

    Toronto’s Cailey Root said she found homemade signs at Hanlan’s Point this week stating that nudity was mandatory at the clothing-optional beach.

    Root said she and a friend were later approached by two nude men who told them to take off their clothes.

    “I was already a bit nervous because I’d never been there before, and I wanted to do things at my own pace,” said Root. “If I decide to [undress] or not, that’s my choice.”

    1. I consider people who wear sandals to be nudists.

      1. I consider those who wear socks with their sandals to be Polish.

        1. Careful, you’re coming dangerously close to committing an internet hate-crime.

          1. The Polish are white, so “hate speech” against them isn’t just acceptable but encouraged.

    2. Do the nudists own those beaches? If not, then they don’t get to make the rules.

    3. nudity was mandatory at the clothing-optional beach

      Does ‘optional’ mean something different in Canuckia?

    4. “I’m sore-y but nudity is mandatory here, if it’s not too much bother. Please take your clothes off, eh?”

      1. “Not if you keep touching yourself while I do, hoser”.

    5. nudity was mandatory at the clothing-optional beach

      Speaks for itself, no?

  6. In the wake of a massive DNC e-mail leak, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign after the convention.

    Gotta finish getting that fix in first, i suppose.

    1. And immediately join Hillary’s staff.

      1. Eewww!!

      2. Let’s hope so if it’s anything like SF’s story.

      3. SugarFree’s latest offering is further down, WTF.

        1. That would actually be more along the lines of “Hillary’s throbbing, tumescent staff. A horrifying clitdong grown to grotesque, spiny proportions oozing… ” Gah, I can’t do it.

  7. Former number one overall draft pick Ken Griffey was inducted into Cooperstown along with Mike Piazza, the lowest draft pick ever to join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    HOW LOW IS HE?

    1. 62 round overall, I believe.

      1. He’s so low, he could milk a pregnant snake!

    2. the lowest draft pick ever to join the Baseball Hall of Fame

      Although there are dozens of guys who were undrafted in the HOF>

      1. He’s so low, he has to look up just to see Donald Trump’s IQ!

        1. He’s so low, he has to use a stepladder to tie his shoes!

          1. That’s dumb. He’d be wearing them.

      2. National league players don’t count. They were just let in because it looked weird not having any.

        1. How can that be? The National League plays professional baseball, the other one plays by beer league rules.

  8. “Grandmother! I have brought him for your blessing!” Hillary cried into the hushed night of the deep forest, addressing a withered figure nestled in a bower of rotting limbs and twigs.

    “Bring him forward,” the crone rasped. The assembled delegates of the DNC murmured in awe at the sight of her. “RBG!” one screamed. The woman was torn apart by those standing beside her in a gout of religious ecstasy. The crone watched the lifeblood flow from the holy blasphemer, her rheumy eyes half-lidded with satisfaction, one claw-like hand grasping as if it were she who tore the young flesh.

    “I have brought the one who shall be my second, Grandmother,” Hillary said, desperate as ever to bring the attention back to her. The crone ignored her until the heart of the dead woman was brought to her. She licked it and shuddered.

    “The ritual, Grandmother,” Hillary said quietly. “It is almost midnight.”

    The crone let the heart fall to the loam of the forest floor and began.

    “Has he been shriven at The Gate?”

    “Yes, Grandmother,” whispered the crowd.

    “Has he suckled the black milk of Herself?”

    “Yes, Grandmother.”

    “Is he smooth between the legs?”

    “Yes, Grandmother.”

    “Has he whispered to his Mother’s secret abortions? Has he wait for The Many-Angled One to take them away?”

    “Yes, Grandmother.”

    “Is he ready to be bled?”

    “Yes, Grandmother.”

    1. Hillary pulled a cruel and hooked claw of some massive raptor from her blood-dyed robe.

      “Your tongue,” she demanded. He stuck it out and she pricked it deeply with the needle-sharp point.

      The crone let out a dry laugh, like the chittering a thousand insects.

      “Your eyes, your nose, your ears, your throat are all mine,” she said, lightly puncturing each in turn.

      “Your heart,” she said. He levered the claw in deeply and tore it away. He grimaced but did not make a sound. As the crone nodded in approval, he smiled, blood running down his chin.

      “Arise, Kaine.”

      The coven began to chant:

      “Kaine has been chosen
      “Kaine was chosen
      ‘Kaine will be chosen
      ‘Kaine will have been chosen
      “Our night is forever”

      As she held the bloodied claw to the sky, the many hungry mouths on Hillary’s body sang and gnashed and gurgled a symphony of darkness.

      1. Kaine would say “Ridiculous”.

        Of course, he would be incorrect.

      2. No sex, only violence? Hard pass from HBO on the rights to this story.

      3. +1 levitating eyebrow

      4. Perfect.

      5. Needz moar DWS.

        1. I’m working on part 2. I’m just one man, dammit.

          1. -1 functional pancreas

      6. Shit, I thought it was Herman Cain. Who is this other Kaine? Sugarcane?

        1. Read for context, BigT.

          1. Read for sarc

      7. okay, this is just straight horror–a bit of lovecraftian pastiche.

        not the ongoing psychosexual political ramblings we’ve grown nauseated by.

        are you feeling okay?

  9. Former number one overall draft pick Ken Griffey was inducted into Cooperstown along with Mike Piazza, the lowest draft pick ever to join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    And he was only drafted because he’s Tommy Lasorda’s godson.

    It’s also hilarious that his time with the Marlins is listed on his HOF plaque.

    1. Baseball writers are silly minded boobs and the whole hall of fame selection process is dubious.

      There are quite a few players deserving to get in and they only induct two?

      1. and they only induct two?

        …that I’ve never heard of. What sort of “Hall of Fame” indicts inadequitely famous people?

      2. Because a bunch of writers judge themselves the sole arbiters of morality and have unilaterally decided that anyone ever accused of taking steroids (or people they decide might have taken steroids) can never be in the HOF.

        1. That’s why they’re the worst. Guys like Wilbon and Plasche are among the worst for that sort of sanctimonious bull shit thing.

          Up here when the Expos were around, a local writer had a HOF vote and he was without doubt the most idiotic sports writer on the continent bar none. Mariotti was a clown but he could write. This guy was just a loud mouth’d shnook who was a cynic for its own sake and never made a cogent point about anything he railed against. He would write stupid things like ‘I’m not voting for so and so because he’s this and that’. Fuck off asshole. It’s not your job to judge but then again, he was incapable of presenting a lucid, objective and thoughtful article whenever he asserted an argument. Just smug, emotional, opinionated crap.

          Oh. He’s a left-wing liberal and a draft dodger.

          And he’s still writing and putzing around the Montreal sports landscape.

      3. There are quite a few players deserving to get in and they only induct two?

        I’m okay with this type of extreme prejudice.

      4. It’s worse than that. Those two must enter the arena with a net and spear and fight it out for the final honor.

  10. a “deep change” in its “security culture” …

    Sounds a bit ominous.

    1. And for a good reason. It was inevitable. This is what open borders will get us as well, a freakin’ police state that makes what we have now look like Anarchia.

      1. If I have to choose between a police state and the wild west, all I can say is Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!

        1. Amen to that.

          I got the rifled barrel optional to my Remington 870 shotgun. Man, is that thing fun! Shoulder is a bit sore, but yippee ki yay is right!

          1. I’ve got a slug barrel for my 1100.

            In my experience, you have to really trial a lot of different shells to find one that will shoot well with your barrel. With the right shells (I forget exactly which, but they are saboted .50 caliber) my 1100 does 2″ groups at 100 yards. The slug starts dropping like a rock somewhere around 150 yards, but there’s not much you can do about that.

  11. President Obama’s half-brother, Malik, say he’s voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    The classier of the Obama boys.

    1. Not half white, not halfwit.

    2. President Obama’s half-brother, Malik, say he’s voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

      “Look at my African-American over there!”

      – Donald J. Trump

      1. That’s halfro-American

  12. Magic?

    How Can Hillary Clinton Sell Herself to Voters Who Already Know Her

    Donald J. Trump entered the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland with the opportunity to recast the way Americans viewed him, a moment he arguably failed to seize, but Mrs. Clinton’s task in Philadelphia is decidedly harder. She has been a fixture on the American political scene for a generation, subjected to endless attacks, examination and analysis. She is a proxy in debates over feminism and political power and a recurring subject of parody on “Saturday Night Live.” Views about her ? particularly on issues of trust after the F.B.I. investigation into her handling of emails as secretary of state ? are seared in place with many voters, pollsters say. After 25 years, her days of reinventing herself are almost surely gone.

    And yet these four nights in the public eye, particularly coming after Mr. Trump’s often chaotic convention in Cleveland, offer her a chance to persuade important segments of the electorate to take another look at her, to consider parts of her life that have been lost in the glare of scandals and investigation, and to judge her candidacy in contrast with the dark image Mr. Trump presented last week of himself and the nation.

    1. After 25 years, her days of reinventing herself are almost surely gone.

      Bullshit! Have you *seen* her recent pantsuits?

      1. She’s wearing a sky blue number with a Mao jacket right now on the Drudge Report centerpiece.

        1. What’s she wearing on her face, though?

          1. Did the hillary mask melt again?

          2. She must not’ve looked in the mirror before she left her hive, there’s still some baby smeared around her mouth from breakfast.

            1. No, no, silly. It’s a *baby* only if it’s wanted. Otherwise it’s a clump of cells.

    2. How Can Hillary Clinton Sell Herself to Voters Who Already Know Her

      There’s someone she hasn’t sold herself to?

      1. BANG!

      2. There’s someone she hasn’t sold herself to?

        Well, sure. In any bidding war, there’s winners and losers.

    3. a recurring subject of parody on “Saturday Night Live.”

      Like Donald Trump isn’t.

    4. Trump’s convention was chaotic. It is known.

      1. And “dark”. Don’t forget dark.

  13. In Germany, a Syrian suicide bomber near Nuremberg killed at least one person and injured about a dozen more at a music festival, while earlier in the day a Syrian refugee hacked a pregnant woman to death and injured two others in Reutlingen.

    Talking about restricting immigration from certain places and by certain populations is just crazy talk.

  14. Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

    Now, *that* should be one nauseating speech.

    1. I would be hard pressed to pick which I find more repulsive…Bloomberg or Clinton. I guess Bloomberg at least isnt a traitor.

  15. Michael Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

    All sixteen ounces?

    1. LOL

      “Bloomberg approaches the podium and takes a big gulp ….”

      1. He chose to be on the stump for Hillary.

        1. A billionare prone to trying to buy elections prefers the candidate with a record of being for sale, who’d’ve thunk it?

          1. I hope Bloomberg’s endorsement has as much effect on the Hillary vote as his anti-NRA money had in the Colorado recall elections.

    2. That’ll put her over the top for surez.

    3. I see everyone seems to be taking that as a short joke and not the way I intended.

  16. Among the DNC email leaks it was revealed that the DNC was sending staffers to pose as Trump protestors.

    1. Proving once again that Veep is the most accurate portrayal of politics. Hillary is really just Selena Meyer, only much more corrupt and much less attractive.

    2. I’m waiting for the leak that shows the DNC encouraged democrats to vote for Trump in the primaries.

  17. CNN poll shows Trump leading Hillary in a six-point swing from previous poll.

    The new findings mark Trump’s best showing in a CNN/ORC Poll against Clinton since September 2015. Trump’s new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43% of whom said that Trump’s convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41% were dissuaded. Pre-convention, independents split 34% Clinton to 31% Trump, with sizable numbers behind Johnson (22%) and Stein (10%). Now, 46% say they back Trump, 28% Clinton, 15% Johnson and 4% Stein.

    How’s that for a Declaration of Independents?

    1. The Johnson is up 50% from just a few weeks ago.

      1. Viagra for the win!

  18. Donald Trump bounces into the lead

    There hasn’t been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN’s polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their numbers by an identical 8 points post-convention before ultimately battling all the way to the Supreme Court.

    The new findings mark Trump’s best showing in a CNN/ORC Poll against Clinton since September 2015. Trump’s new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43% of whom said that Trump’s convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41% were dissuaded. Pre-convention, independents split 34% Clinton to 31% Trump, with sizable numbers behind Johnson (22%) and Stein (10%). Now, 46% say they back Trump, 28% Clinton, 15% Johnson and 4% Stein.

    This one simple trick: The Dark Message.

    1. No one trusts Hillary, and people know what she is about. They’ve been exposed to her for almost 30 years now.

      Trump? Most people only know him from media attacks. Trump is a salesmen. Hillary is a shrew.

    2. Let the pants shitting begin!!

      Remember, Donald Trump can’t win. He will be lucky to win a state.

      1. Let the pants-suit shitting begin!!

        1. That’s not shit. It’s a distended anus with prehensile abilities.

    3. This could be helpful for Gary.

      If he gets on the debate stage with Trump and Hillary, all bets are off. He could successfully convince voters in the debates, or could lead to a less-than-270 EVs for the major candidates, throwing the election to the House.

      1. throwing the election to the House

        Who will then elect JEB! or Maco Rubio. Yay!

        1. I’m hoping that Gary will win the House. But I’m perpetually drunk.

          1. what are you drinking? No sharies?

            1. A cocktail of 100-proof alcohol with cocaine and magic mushrooms. 🙂

        2. Not possible:

          The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President.

          They have to pick from the top 3 electoral vote-getters. Unless there’s a faithless elector who picks Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, neither one will be available for the House to choose. If this election goes like most modern elections, there will only be 2 choices.

      2. If he gets on the debate stage with Trump and Hillary, all bets are off.

        I think its highly unlikely Hillary will debate Trump, but perhaps that creates a much more interesting debate:

        Trump and Johnson.

        I like that debate. Good visibility for the Johnson, and further marginalizing of Hillary.

        1. Good visibility for the Johnson

          The FCC would get mad at that.

  19. First poo-themed dessert cafe set to open in Canada

    “I’m trying to make poop cute,” Ms Nguyen explained to the Toronto Star.

    She said she first discovered the concept when she was visiting her mother in Taiwan a few years ago.

    “We checked out a toilet-themed restaurant and I just loved it,” she said.

    “It’s funny to put food and poop together; it’s a great comparison. It stayed in my mind for a long time. As soon as I finished school, I said, ‘OK, I’m going to bring the restaurant to Toronto.'”

    The culinary management graduate said the menu will offer traditional Thai, Japanese and Korean desserts like patbingsoo (red beans with ice), as well as chocolate ice cream. Canadians will be asked to vote on the names before the menu is finalized.

    Diners will sit on fake toilets and eat their food out of lavatory and urinal-shaped dishes.

    1. I seem to recall similar ideas failing in the past. After the shock and novelty, they don’t get a whole lot of business and just fold.

      Or in this case, get flushed.

      1. I keep coming back to this image:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYWhdLO43Q

    2. Lights the Riven signal.

    3. If only it worked for elections — Hillary would be a drop-in. One flush away from power!

    4. A restaurant made for the age of Trump.

    5. It’s funny to put food and poop together

      She should just move to Haiti.

    6. So she is a real, honest to God professional turd polisher.

    7. I was thinking that they could/should have a funny set of commercials showing situations where people are metaphorically “shitting where they eat”.

  20. “”””A Democratic state representative in Massachusetts wants hate crimes protections extended to cops.”””

    How about we just have equal protection under the law, instead of all this rent seeking.

    1. Why do you hate [insert this week’s favored identity category] so much?

      1. I hate everyone.

        1. You’re commenting on Hit’n’Run, so that goes without saying.

    2. Extend hate crime protection to everyone. Except politicians of course

    3. God, I fuckin’ hate those guys.

    4. Thought crimes are a wellspring of new laws. Politicians will never give them up because the possibilities are endless.

  21. For those of us who get sick pleasure out of seeing proof of the filthy game of politics: http://www.thegatewaypundit.co…..ment-dump/

  22. Cops would become a protected group in the state’s hate crimes law ?under a state rep’s proposal, but civil liberties advocates say police already enjoy sufficient legal protection and the change could have other professions clamoring for special status.

    How dare the juggernaut that we helped set into motion escape our control.

  23. Uncovering What Big Foot’s Diet Would Look Like

    In the absence of information on the ‘squatch, many often compare BigFoot to his cryptic cousin the Skunk Ape since they are biologically similar in many ways (and there’s surprisingly a lot more research on the skunk ape), so perhaps we can make some deductions based on its behavioral traits. According to the Floridian-based Skunk Ape Research Headquarters (yes, you read that correctly), skunk apes retain an omnivorous diet, typically eating both small prey (like flightless nesting birds, fish, and deer) and large, including wild hog and even gators?they often hang around underground alligators caves and caverns.

    Again, Big Foot reportedly lives in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s not exactly likely he’ll have a run-in with a gator, but perhaps we can deduce that if the skunk ape is strong enough to take down a Florida gator, Bigfoot should be able to take down the Pacific Northwestern equivalent of a gator such as a Grizzly or Black bear. But if we’re being realistic, he’d probably go for the easier kill instead like rabbits, deer, foxes or birds (less of a hassle.)

    1. STEVE SMITH MENTION THIS BEFORE, ENJOY PATE DE FOIE GRAS WITH TRUFFLE AIOLI AND ARUGULA-AND-ENDIVE SALAD WITH SIMPLE BALSAMIC REDUCTION. RAPE MAKE STEVE SMITH HUNGRY FOR FINER THINGS.

      1. STEVE SMITH LOVE ARTISANAL MAYO AND ARTISANS. STEVE SMITH FIND THEM CRUNCHY.

        1. PELVIS OF ARTISAN IS CRUNCHY PART, IF STEVE SMITH WAX SPECIFIC. BECAUSE OF SASQUATCH RAPE.

      2. STEVE SMITH RAPE HIKERS, NOT PALATE.

        1. STEVE SMITH GET ANGRY AND RAPE HARDER BECAUSE RAMP HARVEST DISAPPOINTING THIS YEAR.

          1. RAPE HARVEST IS BUMPER CROP, THOUGH!

    2. …and the odd Canadian or American tourist because there is no wall to restrict BF.

    3. There is a bit of difference between a black bear and a grizzly.

      1. GRIZZLY BETTER TO RAPE! MORE OF A FIGHTER!

  24. A Very Depressing Chart on Creeping Cronyism in the American Economy

    The default answer presumably is yes. Higher profits, after all, generally are a sign of wise investments.

    And when labor and capital are allocated wisely, that’s good news for consumers and workers.

    But Bessen correctly observes that profits can increase for bad reasons, and that’s the focus of his research.

    ” ?the rise in profits might represent a decline in?economic dynamism. ?Firms engage in political “rent seeking”?lobbying for regulations that provide them sheltered markets?rather than competing on innovation. If so, then high profits portend diminished productivity growth. ?In a new research paper, I tease apart the factors associated with the growth in corporate valuations.”

    Unfortunately, he finds that cronyist policies account for a depressingly large share of corporate profits.

    ” I find that investments in conventional capital assets like machinery and spending on R&D together account for a substantial part of the rise in valuations and profits, especially during the 1990s. However, since 2000, political activity and regulation account for a surprisingly large share of the increase.”

    Here’s a very grim chart from his article. At the very least, I’ll call this the most depressing image of 2016.

    1. More than once, progressives have told me that cronyism and rent-seeking were the same thing as laissez-faire capitalism. When I tried to explain to one of them that they weren’t the same thing, he refused to listen. If I didn’t know better, I’d almost start to think that they don’t care what’s true.

      1. I wouldn’t even use that term anymore.

        Progressives came up with it.

        And we all know how useless they are.

      2. They of course are not the same and the public largely knows this. In practice, however, they have become the same as various cronies game the system in the name of capitalism. This is why appeals to freedom and capitalism ring so hollow with the public. The public has rightly grown so cynical that they see “capitalism” as just another dose of socialized risk and privatized profit for the rich and connected and individualized risk and socialized profit for everyone else.

        1. I always use the terms free enterprise, competition and choice.

    2. Why did Willie Sutton rob banks?

      Same reason lobbyists are on K street and on the Hill. Want to change things, make less money available at the Big Trough on the Hill.

  25. Is it that hard to just turn off these apps?

    Girls gang up on boys in new cyberbullying craze called ‘roasting’, expert warns

    The new bullying takes place via mobile apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook, where girls pick on a boy and vent the most offensive abuse until the victim “completely cracks”.

    This form of cyberbullying can also involve boys ganging up on girls or turning against each other in “very nasty” ways, experts have warned.

    Teachers and parents at leading private schools have been warned to be aware of this new form of cyberbullying, as it tends to happen outside adult oversight because teenagers regard it as just one level up from banter.

    The warnings followed research by non-profit motivational organisation dosomething.com, which suggested that girls are almost twice as likely as boys to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying, as boys tend to be more involved in physical bullying.

    1. Is it that hard to just turn off these apps?

      Apparently it is *mandatory* for the youngsters to participate in this crap.

    2. It’s hard to look away. You want keep up with what is being said about you in case you are confronted with it in real life.

      It’s not like Yik-Yak where you are going out to find anonymous postings to be outraged over.

      1. You want keep up with what is being said about you in case you are confronted with it in real life.

        THIS *IS* REAL LIFE!

    3. The new bullying takes place via mobile apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook, where girls pick on a boy and vent the most offensive abuse until the victim “completely cracks”.

      I have to pay extra to get hookers to do it, and these girls will do it for free??

  26. Al Gore to skip Democratic convention

    Well, isn’t that a kick in the pants-shitting!

    1. Sooo that’s Politico. That comment section is like watching two blind drunks playing Jenga.

    2. Any chance he’s throwing in with Stein?

  27. Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation

    Police responded to the Amherst apartment complex Wednesday afternoon after the manager found several unmarked glass containers containing liquids in an apartment.

    Fire officials said the manager had received a complaint of a pungent odor.

    Assistant Fire Chief Lindsay Stromgren said the smell came from urine and possibly other chemicals. She said it’s unclear what the man was trying to produce. He was identified, but hasn’t been criminally charged. A private cleanup company now has the chemicals.

    1. it’s unclear what the man was trying to produce

      Cooked urine, DUH!

      1. The experiment was a SUCCESS!

      2. I think he was a Walter White in the making.

        Figuring out how to convert Uric Acid into Meth.

      3. If he’s a Neal Stephenson fan, probably phosphorous.

        1. -some fingers, eyes, etc.

    2. If I had to guess I would say explosives.

  28. …Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who is facing accusations that his office pressured a local official to cover up a lack of national police presence on the night of July 14. Cazeneuve has denied wrongdoing and is suing for defamation.

    So now he’s accused of pressuring accusers to stop accusing him.

  29. Oh no, a foreign country is trying to influence our election!

    I’m glad that we are starting to pay attention to this.

    If this is true, the consequences are unbelievable. We have a foreign government trying to influence/disrupt our political elections.

    1. DU was equally horrified at the Obama administration’s interference in Israeli elections.

    2. The question I want answered is “How did those Russian hackers force the poor DNC folk to write those terrible things?”

      My guess is that this “Russian hackers are teh evul!!” line of argument will soon get around to saying that all of those emails are fake. Otherwise it doesn’t help explain away this shit to simply say “no fair, airing our dirty laundry”

      1. Of course DWS resigning and being pulled from her convention speaking slot would argue against the emails being fake.

      2. The BIG question is: if Russian hackers got into the DNC, why could/would they not have gotten into Hillary’s bathroom server, which was unencrypted for 3 full months, and was known to have been under attack.

        1. The best thing about the DNC email scandal is that I can now go back to all of the people who told me that the idea of Hillary’s email server was just ludicrous and tell them “I told you so.”

          1. Ugh. Should have been the “idea of Hillary’s email server being hacked was just ludicrous”

        2. The chances that the Ruskies did not get into Cankles server are exactly zero.

          1. Kind of makes you wonder what they’re waiting for. Release as an October surprise, or hold on and blackmail president Hillary?

            All depends on Putin’s preference for prez, which is tough to guess.

            1. If her emails are released as an October surprise, the FBI will have no choice but to reopen the investigation.

              That will be evidence of Hillary’s server being compromised.

              It would be hard to thesaurus away “gross negligence” into “extreme carelessness”.

            2. And if the FBI doesn’t reopen the investigation, and Hillary wins, IMHO that would meet the impeachment standard for “high crimes and misdemeanor”.

        3. And which had juicier info in it that whether they should hire some assholes to wave racist signs at a Trump rally.

        4. why could/would they not have gotten into Hillary’s bathroom

          Paging Barfman!!

          1. Jokes on them… she shits directly into a haz-mat barrel.

            1. Don’t her underlings simply eat whatever she expels? Maybe I was misinformed.

      3. Here is my question, why didn’t this happen to the RNC? Even if their security was better, no security is perfect. My guess is that it did but the RNC, being adults rather than overgrown children, are more careful about what hey put in emails and thus there wasn’t anything interesting to leak.

        1. Demographics, dude. The RNC is a bunch of old white men that don’t even know how to use email.

        2. There is probably all kinds of stuff. But the RNC may have used better security. Or maybe Putin wants to be on The Apprentice.

          1. But it is not like the hacker community is friendly to the Republicans. And the Russians are not the only hackers in the world. Maybe the RNC really does have that great of security.

            I am not saying the RNC doesn’t have its own dirty laundry. They certainly do. I just think the RNC, because it is more professional and a bit older, is likely smart enough not to put its dirty laundry down in an email. Some of these DNC emails are hysterical in how immature the people writing them seem to be.

          2. The GOPe has been waay out in the open about trying to not give Trump the nod. The DNC has been the exact opposite, paying lip service to Sanders while coordinating against him behind closed doors.

            With the Republicans, there was very little to hack.

            1. This, when your open about things you can’t be black mailed about them.

        3. I don’t think its the Russians. I think its the Israelis.

          1. I hadn’t thought of that Brett. I bet you are right.

            1. Of course! The Joos!!

            1. Because Israel realizes how much the Democratic Party has come to loath them.

  30. Daniel Foster ?@DanFosterType 12h12 hours ago
    Democrats stopped at nothing to deny party’s nomination to a man who wasn’t one of them. I wish to God the GOP had their ruthlessness.
    28 retweets 65 likes

    1. Democracy is a sometimes thing for progressives.

    2. This is actually the only legitimate point they have. Bernie is not a Democrat, but was seeking their party’s nomination, so they did have a reason to keep him from winning. Had they been more open about it (think GOPe vs. Trump), it might not have been as big a deal.

      1. Their mistake was letting him on their primary ballots at all. They thought they could rope in the lefties, but they’re discovering something which should be no surprise: lefties are in it for power and have long memories. Rather than co-opting them, they angered them.

  31. The Russians Cross the Democrats’ Red Line: Appearing to Help the GOP

    Let’s face it: Democrats don’t distrust Moscow for their militarism, their occupation of Crimea, their threats to NATO or their cooperation with the Iranians and Syrians. The Democrats are finally angry at Vladimir Putin and Russia because they think they’ve done something to help the real enemy, the Republican nominee.

    The New York Times points out that we’re living in topsy-turvy times, where the Democratic candidate is posing as the hawk against Russia and accusing the Republican nominee of being a stooge of Moscow:

    Even at the height of the Cold War, it was hard to find a presidential campaign willing to charge that its rival was essentially secretly doing the bidding of a key American adversary. But the accusation is emerging as a theme of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, as part of an attempt to portray Mr. Trump not only as an isolationist, but also as one who would go soft on confronting Russia as it threatens nations that have shown too much independence from Moscow or, in the case of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, joined NATO.

    1. related:

      Charles C. W. Cooke ?@charlescwcooke 51m51 minutes ago
      Post-Wikileaks, Russia’s labeled as “America’s biggest foe.” An adversary. A threat.

      Mitt Romney called. He wants his foreign policy back.

      1. LOL.

        The Russian Reset turns out to be Putin tugging hard on the Obama administration’s nipples.

    2. Putin….

      [dons sunglasses]

      …pushes the ‘reset’ button!

      1. “Oops, was not reset button I pressed.

        “Please to be telling me what button that was?

        “Oh.

        “Call mistress and tell her to meet me in underground shelter immediately.”

        1. It was actually a Reply All button.

    3. “their occupation of Crimea”

      I honestly don’t get what the big problem is. The peoples native to Crimea are not the Ukrainians, but the Tatars. It’s a conflict over which nation should rule a land that was originally inhabited by a separate people altogether.

      It’s two nations fighting over land neither has a very strong claim to, and people on both sides of the issue seem to think I should pick one of the two foreign powers fighting over Crimea to side with.

      1. “Half a league, half a league, half a league, onward!”

      2. Doesn’t Turkey have some historic claim to Crimea?

      3. How far back we goin? Cause I believe the Russians fought 7 wars for that land over several centuries. The Ukranians were not the ones they were fighting…cause they were absorbed by the Russians about 600 year ago. It is like Wisconsin invading the UP. Makes little to no “cultural” sense. But makes a hell of a lot of strategic sense.

      4. The big problem is that the Russian army crossed an international border.

        That’s kind of a no-no.

  32. Outlawing hatred is a tactic utilized by evil.

    Hatred is as overrated and as monster-like as its retarded cousin radicalism yet remains far less the enemy of freedom than governmental impunity laced with morality and socially-approved brutality.

  33. “A Democratic state representative in Massachusetts wants hate crimes protections extended to cops.”

    So? Why focus on this particular hate-crime statute when there are so many other hate-crime statues on the books.

    The only context in which it is acceptable to criticize hate-crime statutes is through a full, principled denunciation of all hate-crime laws.

    Getting worked up about adding more protected classes to the hate-crime laws is simply unprincipled.

    And objecting to adding cops simply reflects anti-cop bigotry.

    /sarc

  34. Junior and I are about 2 weeks apart in age. I feel old.

    1. I am actually 3 months older. He was born on Nov not Aug like I thought. Even worse then.

    1. One thing I know is that humans have never adapted to changes in their environment. The math is solid. DOOOOOOOM!

    2. We just need more solar panels.

      1. Everyone in my neighborhood seems to be installing solar panels, and because of the way their houses face, the panels are usually right on the front. Major eyesores.

        1. Worst thing is you’re amost certainly subsidizing them via tax incentives.

          1. Don’t forget that many of those people with solar arrays expect the utility to buy their excess electricity at retail rates, not the wholesale rate which the utility pays to other utilities (etc). Many places they have laws mandating that the utilities have to buy that electricity and pay retail rates, so you are subsidizing those hippies by paying higher utility bills.

            1. Worse yet, the utilization rate for that power “sold back to the power company” is almost certainly a lot less than 100%. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was 10-20%. So the utility company is probably paying 5-10 times as much per kWh as it costs them to produce it themselves. Economic illiteracy + environmentalist cargo-culting = big success!

          2. I’m waiting for Solar Panels 4.0 when they’ll thin and flexible and you can just roll them out and back up again if you want.

            1. Ugh. They’re, not they’ll.

    3. The Sun, as everyone knows, is the only news source more reliable than the Daily Mail.

      It’s probably true. Everyone did starve to death in the 19th century, after all, so these kinds of predictions are pretty solid.

    4. Computers will use more electricity than the entire world can generate by 2040, tech experts claim

      And we would be swimming in horse shit by 1910 according to prognosticators in 1875.

      1. Worse, imagine the horse excrement problems of the 2000s!

      2. *Looks at political scene*

        We’re not?

        1. You are mistaking shitheads with shit, although it’s an understandable mistake given the odor.

    5. Who the f*** are these “tech experts”?

      1. The people that set up the IRS and Clinton computers.

    6. Uh…no. They can only use up to the amount the world can generate.

      1. *computers to use all electricity on earth by 2040, humans left to die*

  35. Girl accused of bullying classmate, gets bullied by state

    A teenage girl who was arrested at school over claims of bullying has described her treatment by police as a “nightmare”.

    Emma Raymond, 16, from Nottingham, said she was held in custody for more than eight hours after being arrested in the middle of a lesson.

    After questioning, Emma was charged with harassment, but the case was later dropped.

    Nottinghamshire Police said it had received a complaint about the arrest.

    “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever experienced,” Emma, who has waived her legal right to anonymity, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.

    1. We need Dox free zones.

    2. “the case was later dropped”

      Screw that shit. They do it in the U.S., too.

      It’s almost as if they arrest innocent people just to mess with them.

      Once a charge is brought (at least in the US, which still in theory has juries), the case needs to go before a jury unless there’s a plea-bargain. In addition to ruling guilty or not guilty, the jury should be empowered to assess financial penalties against the government if it concludes there was a wrongful prosecution.

      Then the government should be able to sue the prosecutor and/or the arresting officer to reimburse the costs of the payout to the innocent defendant.

    3. Good. Hopefully another libertarian is born.

  36. I have a feeling this is going to be a long wait:

    Yellen Still Waiting for Overwhelming Evidence to Warrant Hike

    Since the policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee last gathered six weeks ago, economic reports have shown one example of U.S. resilience after another following a slow first quarter. When the monetary policy panel meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, a majority of investors expect them to do what they have done at every meeting this year: nothing.

    Indicators such as the June employment report, retail sales, housing starts, capacity utilization, and a gauge of service industries have all beat economists’ expectations. Still, 2016 has defined Chair Janet Yellen’s approach to policy, which might be summed up as a doctrine of waiting for overwhelming evidence.

    The strategy is aimed at nursing the economy through the uncertainties of various global shocks while puzzling over head-scratchers that include low productivity and how much support is Fed policy really providing to growth. At the same time, it can seem a highly discretionary, less systematic approach that puts a lot of weight on possible risks that are hard to define or just fade away.

    1. They’re trapped. It’s a race to the bottom among the major currencies.

      1. They’re trapped.

        Indeed they are. Keep interest rates at zero and sooner or later inflation shows up. Bad inflation.

        Raise interest rates, and you destroy the federal budget.

    2. Yellen Still Waiting for Overwhelming Evidence to Warrant Hike

      Look in a mirror, Janet.

    3. Yellen Still Waiting for Overwhelming Evidence to Warrant Hike

      …the same thing the FBI was waiting for to indict Hillary?

  37. This seems to be making the Facebook rounds among my particularly retarded and frightened Team Blue friends.

    1. They dug really, really hard to find pictures of young Hillary that made her look semi-attractive. And they may have had to use Photoshop to pull it off. I appreciate the effort.

      1. For real. I have the most confused boner right now.

        1. “What the lower classes lack in beauty they can make up for with youth, for a time.”

        2. a sideways loop to loop?

          1. It was making a high-pitched shrieking sound, but now it’s just sort of gurgling. Should i call an ambulance?

            1. I would wait 6 hours.

              1. It just clearly said “Zuul.” I… might not have six hours.

              1. not clicking on that link

                1. Bookmarking that.

    2. Does SIV know they stolen his schtick?

      1. I’m being nice and not mentioning that I got this link off your FB page.

    3. It’s all about party before principle.

      Bush attacked Iraq? OMFG. War criminal!
      Obama attacked Libya and Syria! j/k!

      Bush snooped on us! OMFG! Gestapo!
      Obama expanded warrantless surveillance. j/k

      Bush bailed out banks. OMFG! Crony capitalism.
      Obama bailed out health insurance companies. j/k

  38. In happier news, someone filled my office’s breakroom fridge up with beer. Expect me to be even less coherent than usual by about an hour from now.

    1. What fun!

      Just make sure it’s really beer first.

      1. Sealed bottles, but i wouldn’t put anything past some of the lawyers i work with.

        1. Working with lawyers. That’s where you went wrong.

    2. Guess we now know what the urine guy was cooking.

  39. I have a feeling ratings for the DNC are going to be awful compared to the RNC.

    1. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had his own opinion about how wondrous Clinton’s nomination would be, “I think there is going to be a magic moment in this convention, it’s going to be Thursday night.” He imagined people tuning in from all around the country in amazement of the woman who could be president. “And there are going to be misty eyes all across the country,” he predicted.

      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/n…..no-mocking

      These people are deluded.

      1. Matthews is just plain an embarrassing individual at this point.

        His performance on Jeopardy! is exactly how I’ve come to view him.

        Putz.

          1. What an asshole. Notice how he nods his head in smug arrogance when he got the answer for the U2 pilot wrong. What part of FULL NAME didn’t you get, Tingly?

        1. Big Jeopardy fan here, and I’ll always remember the odd sensation of feeling sorry for Chris Matthews for his embarassingly bad performance. So dim he didn’t seem to realize how humiliated he was.

      2. The thrill up his leg is building…..

        1. Um…except that’s not his leg this time.

          1. Perhaps a plot addition to SugarFree’s Hillary story……

          2. If it’s not his leg, it must be somewhere on the rear end.

            You know… he’s ready for Hillary.

  40. How Hillary Lost the Democrats’ Traditional Base

    In the general election, West Virginia chose John McCain over Obama by more than 13 points. Four years later, the state went for Mitt Romney by nearly 27 points. It is now one of only two red states in which Trump consistently polls better than Romney’s 2012 general-election vote share. This staggering swing played out again in this year’s Democratic primary. Clinton lost West Virginia to a mathematically eliminated Sanders by 15.6 points. If not strictly unprecedented, this sort of tectonic shift in candidate allegiance is rare. A reliable blue-collar establishment state, indelibly shaped by New Deal liberalism, overwhelmingly threw in its lot with an insurgent socialist with no realistic prospect of victory rather than back the party’s presumptive nominee.

    Thus, Clinton’s camp faces a choice: once in the White House, use policy to bring blue-collar whites back into the Democratic fold ? or give them up as lost.

    1. Y THE WHIT TRASHJ AIN’T STAY BOUHGT

    2. Assuming the loss of blue collar whites doesn’t result in loss of the White House.

    3. When the state’s economy is heavily based on a fuel source demonized by establishment Democrats and the administration Herself was part of, is it any surprise they hate her guts?

  41. Well apparently peroxide based contact solution isn’t allowed through TSA any more. Despite having traveled with it without incident for years (including 5 days ago).

    1. Huh?

      Shit, I have to go check my contact solution bottle. That is what I sneak my whiskey through in.

      Maybe you just got a dick agent?

      1. Dick agent

        *snaps latex glove, rubs fingertips together provocatively*

    2. You should’ve researched what was appropriate to carry by looking at the TSA’s website. Not doing so was your own damned fault and for that you deserve whatever you get. Just ask the autistic girl whose face was pounded to the ground by the brave TSA agents who are there to perfom one job: to keep us safe.

    3. What is that, like 1% solution or something?

      I’m not sure what it takes to purify the H2O2, but doesn’t seem very likely to be much of a danger.

    4. True fact: I have never put any of my liquids into a clear plastic ziploc bag when I travel. I keep them in my dop kit with all of my other bathroom shit.

      Of course, I’m a handsome white dude so I get a pass at security every time.

    5. WTF. You should contact B+L or Alcon and tell them about the incident. There is no fucking way the TSA is allowed to prevent these from going through.

  42. The strategy is aimed at nursing the economy through the uncertainties of various global shocks while puzzling over head-scratchers that include low productivity and how much support is Fed policy really providing to growth.

    It’s a fekkin conundrum, alright.

  43. A reliable blue-collar establishment state, indelibly shaped by New Deal liberalism, overwhelmingly threw in its lot with an insurgent socialist with no realistic prospect of victory rather than back the party’s presumptive nominee.

    WHY THEM LOSERS HATE US?

  44. “…a Syrian refugee hacked a pregnant woman…” This is why I’ve been against neural implants all along.

    1. Did he download the fetus?

  45. Wardruna has a new (and last?) album coming out this Fall.

    *stares off to the horizon where the snow-covered mountains and Odin sleep*

  46. “Mojave Desert at stake in far-reaching federal energy plan”
    [..]
    “In its final months, the Obama administration is racing to complete a far-reaching environmental initiative that could forever alter one of the wildest places left in California.
    […]
    Solar and wind developers say they will need broad expanses of public land to build their big installations. But scientists say those large-scale developments will permanently scar the desert landscape, destroy native plants and wildlife, and, to top it off, may not do for the environment what they were intended to do.”
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/new…..ate-result (may be pay-walled)

    It sounds like a wonderful Obo ‘legacy’ issue; hidden costs, rewards some cronies, does absolutely nothing towards the stated goals.
    Perfect!

    1. Is there any “natural” landscape that greenies won’t protect?

      1. They don’t really care about the environment. Their faith is about punishing those evil, evil human beings for the sin of existing.

        1. When I hear them talk, it’s hard not to think they may have a point.

        2. There are many who think they can have it both ways as well.

    2. may not do for the environment what they were intended to do.

      I don’t understand. They’re intended to help the environment. How can they not help the environment if they’re intended to help the environment?

    3. But scientists say those large-scale developments will permanently scar the desert landscape, destroy native plants and wildlife, and, to top it off, may not do for the environment what they were intended to do.

      I told you the Marxians were not serious about supporting so-called “renewable energy sources”. If they were, those scientists would be working together with the emergy developer to make the project work and not just worry about the impact it may have on a tortoise or some cacti.

      Told you.

  47. The “fabulous” flight attendants are making their way down the aisle offering items for purchase. I wanna know if they have chloroform for the kid behind me.

    Kid is way old enough to know better and is just testing his lungs to the best of his ability, not crying, just YELLING . And his ineffective parents once in a while get up the gumption to go “shhhh”.

    I will think about this next time someone wants me to sacrifice something “for the children.” Fuck em. They are not collective; they are individuals. And some of them are sorry sacks of shit.

    1. I bet it’s much quieter on Japanese airlines, with all those old people and young childless people, whose primary notion of what children look like comes from the comic books they’re reading.

    2. Okay. Now see if the airline will stream the movie “Children of Men”, and think about how precious the child behind you is.

      1. I am not anti reproduction, just anti undisciplined child on a flight I paid good money for.

        And I bet he will be just as much of an asshole in 30 years as he is now.

        1. LOL. I know. I was just kidding.

          Situations like this makes me wonder who should really be spanked. The child or the parents?

      2. Now see if the airline will stream the movie “Children of Men”

        I’m always in the mood for a good “utopia” movie.

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