Clinton to Warn of 'Moment of Reckoning,' Candidates Will Start Getting Intel Briefings, More Domestic Zika Cases: P.M. Links

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    Reportedly Hillary Clinton will declare tonight in her acceptance speech that November's vote will be a "moment of reckoning." One imagines she's not referring to a situation where voters are faced with two major party candidates that they absolutely loathe.

  • Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we're getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.
  • Your latest moment of unnecessary outrage (among many I'm sure): A North Carolina GOP Twitter account mistakenly thought vice president candidate Tim Kaine was wearing a Honduran flag pin at his speech at last night's Democratic convention. It was actually a flag pin recognizing his son's service in the military.
  • Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start getting classified intel briefings as early as next week.
  • Florida is investigating two additional Zika cases where it appears the disease may have been transmitted by local mosquitoes.
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a memorial for three slain Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won't back down on the country's policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.
  • Florida police (and roadside drug tests) confused the flakes of a man's Krispy Kreme donut glaze with meth. Though, if you told me donut glaze usually had meth in it, I'd probably be inclined to believe you.

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  1. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a memorial for three slain Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers.

    Haven’t they suffered enough?

    1. Hello.

      1. Hello: what’d I miss over the last two weeks?

        1. You really have to ask? Look around. Not much.

          1. I just like to be sure. No commentators went crazy? No federal lawsuits? No trolls committing suicide?

            1. I haven’t paid…attention.

              /narrows gaze.

            2. Trump is winning and only Peter Suderman can stop him.

              1. Is that the plot of the latest summer blockbuster superhero movie?

            3. Cytotoxic had his first nocturnal emission, John is transitioning, SIV is voting for Johnson, Longtorso got married, AddictionMyth joined NA, Agile outed himself as a fan of Hemmingway, and SugarFree published some Young Adult fiction.

              1. “Exxxxxxcellent, Smithers. All is proceeding according to my dastardly master plan.”

              2. Young adults should not be reading that shit.

            4. The Ravens still suck.

        2. Everyone screamed at everyone else about the RNC content, everyone screamed at everyone else about the DNC content mentioning Trump, Fruit Sushi wrote an article about how he agreed with Lena Dunham, Sugarfree has gotten into a bit of a tiff with Gilmore, AmSoc’s shilling for both Clinton and Stein.

          1. I, uh, I think this about sums it up.

          2. Nice.

          3. Well, I have seen the light. I now understand that I wasn’t seeing a relentless attack on the Republican candidate during the RNC, balanced with a relentless attack on the Republican candidate during the DNC, and that Reason is totes not devolving into another outlet for DemOp media memes and obsessions.

            Which is a relief, I can tell you.

          4. Fruit Sushi = Rico Suave.

          5. I think you’ll need to explain the Fruit Sushi thing for Raven.

            1. I need a recap as well.

              1. ENB mentioned that Rico was admonished for grabbing too much fruit sushi (possible at an RNC meet’n’greet).

  2. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.

    A bunker mentality, if you will.

    1. [Insert “Hitler reacts to Merkel saying she won’t back down” link here]

    2. Seems Chamberlainesque to me.

      1. More Tom Pettyish if you ask me.

        1. +1 gates of Hell

  3. Florida police (and roadside drug tests) confused the flakes of a man’s Krispy Kreme donut glaze with meth. Though, if you told me donut glaze usually had meth in it, I’d probably be inclined to believe you.

    I demand a $15 minimum wage for commenters denied hat tips.

    1. Bad Reason, no donut.

    2. On top of that, cop fail!
      The cops didn’t recognize donut swarf?! What sort of LEOs do we have here?

      1. Oh, they recognized it. They were just looking for an excuse to confiscate it where it could disappear before ever making it to evidence.

    3. Perhaps it wasn’t a false positive.

      Perhaps it was positive, for the meth residue on the officer who conducted the test.

      1. To be fair, most people in Florida have meth flaking off of their scalps, don’t they?

        1. Mmmmm, donut with meth sprinkles. But not all over, I just want them all scrunched over on the edge.

          (That’s a Brian Regan reference for all you uneducated phillistines)

    4. Fifteen dollar too beaucoup.

  4. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start getting classified intel briefings as early as next week.

    So we have to look forward to classified leaks via unsecured servers and Twitter feeds.

    1. Does Hildog qualify for a security clearance? NO! That’s what Comer implied.

      1. Comer also implied she had broken the law. And look what came of that.

        1. But it wasn’t fair to prosecute her for it because those laws aren’t used enough!

          Ignore the fact that they basically turned the Espionage Act into a tool to go after leakers and that there was only weak precedent to do that when Obama took office. Or that only 12 people have been charged under the law period. And that a low level NSA analyst got 6 years in federal prison while only being charged for negligently taking classified materials with no charges related to intent while Comey was second in charge of the Department of Justice.

          1. Forget it Brochettaward, it’s DC.

    2. Shouldn’t Johnson also be briefed?

      1. Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahaha…. *deep breath* Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahaha.

      2. I see what you did there.

  5. Thank God someone is looking out for the heros.

    http://nbc4i.com/2016/07/28/oh…..th-minors/

  6. Excellent links, as always, Shackford.

    Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.

    Anyone who disagrees with this is just a racist, nativist xylophone.

    1. Nazi.

      1. Hitler liked his Muslim SS Divisions.

        1. There was only one, the Hanschar Division, with their jaunty totenkopf fezzes, and it was only partially Bosniak. They comprised the majority, the rest was made up of Catholic Croatians.

          1. What’s Kama SS Division, chopped Serb liver?

            1. Traitors, is what they were.

              *spits on ground*

              Never forget.

              1. Why the hell did it take me so long to click on your handle? That video is amazing!

                1. FWIW, I change zany handle-videos every few weeks or so, haha.

          2. There was the Turkestanisch Legion and others although I can’t remember if they were Wehrmacht or SS.

            1. From the list of Non-German SS Units:

              Ostt?rkische Waffen-Verb?nde der SS
              Tataren-Gebirgsj?ger-Regiment der SS
              possibly Kaukasische Waffen-Verb?nde der SS

              and you could count 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg, Albania being majority-Muslim country?

              Plus the above two Bosnian Muslim units.

    2. “Won’t back down” and “refugee” in the same sentence. Tom Petty approves of your links.

      1. No more dances with Mary Jane for you.

        1. Back to running down this dream.

          *turns on Pokemon Go*

          1. Going out in the great wide open?

            1. In Mary’s brand new car?

              1. We should have known right then it was too good to last. (The Libertarian Moment.)

            2. An under appreciated Took Petty song

              1. Tom Petty, not Took, of course. Stoopit phone.

  7. November’s vote will be a “moment of reckoning.”

    IF YOU DONT VOTE FOR HILLARY YOU WILL BE HUNTED DOWN AND KILLED LIKE THE DOG YOU ARE

    1. Finally someone just says what the media has been dancing around for the past year.

      1. I was blown away this morning how every talking head on the news programs were all calling Trump’s sarcasm encouraging the Russians to find Hillary’s deleted emails was “Treason!”

        Man, the DNC gets the talking points out to their network lickspittles quickly.

        1. What would be hilarious is if that media toady system was hacked. Get some fake messages repeated coast to coast before the newsreaders realized it.

          1. “What would be hilarious is if that media toady system was hacked. Get some fake messages repeated coast to coast before the newsreaders realized it.”

            Yeah, well how would I be able to tell?

        2. I figured he was saying they should find them among the emails they already hacked.

          1. Its crystal clear that’s what he meant.

            What will be interesting to see is if the DemOp Media’s frenzy of misrepresentation (reflected, sadly, in a post or two here) becomes an implanted/false memory of what he actually said.

            Kinda like the “I can see Russia from my house” thing from last go-round.

            1. I can see Russia from my house. Or from anywhere, really. Google maps

        3. It made me laugh until I realized they weren’t joking.

        4. I was blown away this morning how every talking head on the news programs were all calling Trump’s sarcasm encouraging the Russians to find Hillary’s deleted emails was “Treason!”

          Tell me about it. The Daily News was actually calling for him to be jailed (“Lock Him Up”) for voicing a bad opinion. There’s a fascist in this conversation, but in this case, it isn’t Donald Trump.

        5. I think it’s going to backfire on them. Even some of the guys who plan on voting Hillary are starting to comment on how insane they sound.

        6. I am coming around to the idea that Hillary is way worse, because she is completely humorless.

        7. So Hillary is like a small child playing with the nuclear codes, she can’t be responsible for what she does with them, and Trump is her babysitter who must be punished for not stopping someone from taking advantage

    2. Reckoning is a financial term. Which means the accounts for all those speaking fees and other Foundation donations will be settled and your promised special access to the White House will come to pass.

      1. They’ll install a turnstile out front. Plug in your “Clinton Foundation Deposit Slip” and the screen will tell you the length of the tet-a-tet which you’ve bought.
        Be first in line!

        1. This time they will put the Lincoln bedroom on AirBnB for efficiency. Although the rent has probably gone up from 20 years ago. A lot.

      2. Isn’t it also a cartological term? Or is dead reckoning getting a new meaning here?

        1. Joke? Dead reckoning is a navigational term.

        2. A calculation of a different sort.

      3. This is from the NYT’s. I’m shocked they would print it.

        “At first-come-first-served seats near the bar, assistants huddled around lengthy spreadsheets, figuring out which donors were entitled to which passes to which events. Outside, a protester walked with a sign denouncing big money. Inside, two stocky men could be heard debating the merits of the different ambassadorships they hoped to earn under Mrs. Clinton. Even a low-ranking posting meant having “ambassador” on a child’s wedding invitation, the two agreed, and would be helpful in wrangling invitations to sit on corporate boards.”

        http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016…..onors.html

  8. One imagines she’s not referring to a situation where voters are faced with two major party candidates that they absolutely loathe.

    Who do you hate more, America? We’ll find out in November.

    1. Yes.

    2. They hate Gary Johnson more, considering how many people aren’t going to vote for him. 🙁

  9. I can hardly wait to hear Trump’s riffs on the intel that he gets briefed on.

    1. If UFO’s are really contacting the government, we will finally know once and for all.

      1. Yet another thing that he’d beat Hillary to the punch.

        1. Hillary’s the UFO believer.

  10. Reportedly Hillary Clinton will declare tonight in her acceptance speech that November’s vote will be a “moment of reckoning.” One imagines she’s not referring to a situation where voters are faced with two major party candidates that they absolutely loathe.

    Well, one they loathe and the other one they loathed until last week but now loathing her is sexist.

    1. She needs a moment of reckoning on a gurney.

      1. You misspelled gallows.

        1. You misspelled guillotine.

          1. Isn’t that French for “woodchipper”?

            1. You guys lit the Preet signal with a fucking nuke.

  11. It was actually a flag pin recognizing his son’s service in the military.

    His son served in the Honduran military? Figures.

  12. A North Carolina GOP Twitter account mistakenly thought vice president candidate Tim Kaine was wearing a Honduran flag pin at his speech at last night’s Democratic convention.

    SAME PARTY THAT ELECTED GARY JOHNSON GOVERNOR AND LET HIM IN THEIR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

    1. The Twitter account is sentient? Skynet awakens….

  13. Via Instapundit (wait, was it Instapundit? I can’t remember. Whatever): Teacher Claims School Shares Blame for Sex with Underage Student

    In a series of interviews with reporters in Iowa, 24-year-old Mary Beth Haglin admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy for much of the 2015-16 academic year ? and accused Cedar Rapids Community School District of complicity.

    “These people all knew what was going on, and yet they turned a blind eye because they wanted to protect their school. They didn’t want it to get into the limelight,” Haglin told KGAN-TV, saying she first had sex with the boy last October. “They allowed this to happen. They knew in February.”

    Forget the article, just look at the pictures. Would. Would a million billion times.

    1. All my teachers looked like a thumb in a wig.

      1. Hammerhead thumbs?

      2. All my teachers looked like a thumb in a wig.

        Right? What a damned shame.

      3. Considering how much a thumb was involved in my HS sex life… would!

      4. TIL SugarFree was homeschooled.

      5. I had one insanely hot 8th grade teacher — fapped to her all the time. Can’t even fathom how I would have made a move. Seriously who are these kids…?

        I know the Rock had sex when he was 12. (That’s right, I read the memoirs!) but how does Iowa farm boy here enter the upper echelon of kink? And why are all these kids so vindictive? I’ve never wanted to ruin an ex-girlfriends life.

        1. My hope is that the reason we hear about this shit so rarely is that most boys are smart enough to shut up and keep sexing.

          1. God bless the quiet ones.

    2. How is she taking responsibility?

      1. Uh, well, there’s this:

        Haglin waffled between blaming school officials and herself for the ugly mess.

        “I do take responsibility,” Haglin told KCRG. “I’m not shying away from this. I’m facing this head on.”

        She added: “I no longer have a desire or wish to contact or see this person ever again. And I don’t want him to contact me.”

        So she’s taking responsibility and blaming the school head-on.

        1. I think that’s “she’s taking responsibility for blaming the school”, no?

          1. Right, yes. That’s what I meant to say. She’s really stepping up, here.

    3. THAT KID IS NOT A VICTIM. Quit wasting everyone’s time.

      1. That kid will be signing autographs when school starts back up.

    4. released from jail on Saturday and ordered to steer clear of her 17-year-old victim

      Yeah…victim, lets go with that.

    5. I don’t know about a million billion times. But it’d be fun to get molested by that teacher a couple hundred times maybe.

      1. In my school career, I had one (1) teacher in that league.

        1. Well if we’re grading her on a techer curve, sure. In the world, she might be a six and a half, mayyyybe a seven. Adjusted for her and her professional colleagues, she’s probably an eight and a half.

          1. she might be a six and a half, mayyyybe a seven

            Let me guess: she isn’t white enough for you?

            1. She’s severely white, I thought.

        2. Oh, please god nobody tell me that the 17 year old is a fat, pimply, loner nerd. That would just set me off.

    6. If I am jealous of a seventeen year old he is not a victim.

    7. 24-year-old Mary Beth Haglin admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy for much of the 2015-16 academic year

      Talk about a victimless crime…

      1. I can imagine the conversation between the “victim” and his mom when she found out and decided to go to the police… Shit if it bad been me I’d have made it clear that regardless of what they thought, my story on the stand would be that she was a great teacher and nothin else… Luckily I come from the sort of family where my mom would have registered her disappointment and left it at that. My dad, well I could only wish I could’ve had THAT conversation….I blame the fucking parents

    8. Talk about victimless crime!

    9. That poor, sexually abused, 17 year old child. My heart really goes out to him.

  14. The DNC Has Been a Rousing Success. So Why Am I Terrified?

    Yet as I walked around Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center?usually teeming with people, unlike Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena?I was sick with dread. Each day brought news that Trump had overtaken Clinton in at least some polls; on Thursday morning, Nate Silver published a piece at FiveThirtyEight titled, “Election Update: Why Our Model Is Bullish on Trump, for Now.” Silver now gives him a 40 percent chance of winning the election. Yes, I know that Trump had a convention bounce and that Clinton will likely pull back ahead next week. All the same, here was the cream of the American meritocracy, as well as heroic progressive figures like Bernie Sanders and the Mothers of the Movement, uniting behind Clinton. It couldn’t be more different from the chaotic and apocalyptic scene in Cleveland. And still, the election is close.

    My diagnosis? Get a fucking life.

    1. “All the same, here was the cream of the American meritocracy…”

      Uh huh.

      1. The cream has turned sour.

      2. cream is not the white liquid that came to MY mind, watching the DNC…

    2. Clinton offered the world order!

    3. It couldn’t be more different from the chaotic and apocalyptic scene in Cleveland.

      Yeah it could.

    4. Holy shit, quit being such a pussy.

      1. Sexist.

    5. I keep hearing about the chaos at the GOP convention. But aside from some boos for Ted Cruz, which isn’t exactly chaos, where’s the beef?

      1. There have been actual arrests at the DNC convention.

        Were there any at the RNC convention? I honestly don’t recall.

        The fact that she firmly believes the RNC convention was chaotic and apocalyptic is frightening, because she is probably one of tens of millions of people deep in the grips of delusion.

        1. Republicans also did not need to offer sacrificial victims to assuage their unhappy restive mob like the Donks did with Debbie.

      2. I’m thinking narrative at this point. They had it in their minds that the Dem convention would be perfect and the Rep convention a mess. They can’t adjust course now.

    6. Yet as I walked around Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center?usually teeming with people, unlike Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena?

      I, uh….what?? Is this shit heel actually pulling some kind of, “Our location was much better that their location!” bullshit??

      Yeah, yeah, I get he/she was trying to tie it up at the end of that paragraph. It’s still candy-ass preening.

      1. the place was so teeming with people that the C-SPAN shots of the upper deck revealed a sea of empty seats.

    7. Michelle Goldberg, another proud JournoList alumna. “The cream of the American meritocracy….” geddafuck outta here with that bullshit.

    8. Try nihilism, it’s wonderful. Even if you lose it doesn’t matter.

      Also, nothing in Cleveland compared to moments like this.

      1. Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, but at least it’s an ethos.

    9. It couldn’t be more different from the chaotic and apocalyptic scene in Cleveland.

      Sure, if you ignore the meltdown by the Bernie supporters and their subsequent fencing off by the party of “No Walls, Just Bridges!”

  15. Yes, yes, yes we can! Tinder and Grindr see massive spike in hook-ups as Democrats gather in Philadelphia

    ‘Both political parties promise to bring people together – but Tinder is actually delivering,’ said a Tinder spokesman.

    ‘Whether you’re on the right or left, people are swiping both directions on Tinder at the conventions.’

    Can I vote for Tinder?

  16. Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.

    The DNC’s only saving grace has been the shitshow on the other side.

    1. So he is telling the nuns not to commit “self-abuse” with online porn?

      Or to hurry up and do it faster?

      1. I should know better by now than to post these Pope articles.

        1. I wouldn’t tell Odinson where your nunneries are either, lest he pull him in his longboat and commence the pillaging.

          1. The biggest mistake the Vikings ever made:
            Hitting Lindisfarne in 793. It was a fucking monastery. Although it had lots of loot, they should have kept sailing until they found a nunnery!!

            1. Are English woman really a resource Scandinavia was ever in need of?

            2. I thought it was letting Randy Moss get away.

              1. Thank you, I was trying to come up with a Minnesota joke.

        2. The Vatican is coming out with its own version of Tinder for the nuns. You can only swipe left.

    2. Did the Pope tweet about this yet?

      1. Does a bear wear a funny hat? No, wait, I meant: does the Pope shit in the woods?

  17. The architect who persuaded McDonald’s to keep its famous golden arches… because they look like a ‘pair of nourishing breasts’

    there was discussion for a new logo for McDonald’s, and design consultant Louis Cheskin convinced the company to maintain its branding with the arches.

    Cheskin argued that the golden arches carried the ‘Freudian symbolism of a pair of nourishing breasts,’ the BBC reported.

    In this time period, the effects of Freudian theory were still reshaping the world and Cheskin’s view is a deeply Freudian concept.

    Freud apparently believed that human impulses were influenced by libido and early childhood experience, as breast feeding is one of the earliest, if not first many humans have experienced in life.

    Hero.

    1. I see you are still looking for some to blame for that time you stuck your dick in an Egg McMuffin.

      1. Blame? I thought that was a normal morning for CJ.

      2. What else am I supposed to do while I am stuck in traffic?

        1. So, is this “Juggler’s Breakfast” that I’ve heard mentioned?

          On second thought, I’m not sure I wanna know….

          1. It’s called the Buttery Juggler…

        2. Crusty is gonna sue McDonald’s because the Egg McMuffin was too hot.

          1. Was there a warning on the wrapper?

            If not, Crusty might just have a case!

            1. Crusty should sue just so that they have to put a warning on the wrapper:

              “Warning: contents hot. Do not insert penis as permanent scarring may occur. Especially if not circumsized.”

    2. Two pokeballs look more like nourishing breasts.

      1. Well, it’s not called “Suggestion 34,” after all.

      2. There are Pok?mon themed dildos now because nothing is sacred.

        The Pok?mon Go craze continues to sweep the nation and the world. The game has already inspired a dating site, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that a company called Geeky Sex Toys is now selling a line of Pok?mon-themed dildos they’re calling “Pok?moan.” This leaves us to ask the question: Is nothing sacred?

        1. No. And no.

    3. Presumably they will be adding nipples on those arches?

    4. So… this explains the clown fetish.

  18. we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.

    disaster?

    Everything went off like a charm!! they got rid of sanders, downplayed the FBI stuff, got their media-hacks singing from the same sheet of music, bypassed all the campaign-donation limits with the slick “donate to all 50 democratic-state committees” thing…. and its all so boring that the media is more interested in being upset about Trump’s “sarcasm” than bothering to report about any of it.

    there’s nary a mention of this new wikileaks shit on the NYT, WaPo, Reuters. and we’re pretending its a ‘big deal’?

    1. they got rid of sanders

      STOP TELLING ME TO VOTE FOR HILARY

    2. got their media-hacks singing from the same sheet of music,

      All else is a subset of this. Their ability to hold the line, somewhat, on the media is their success at this convention. Sure, Trump damaged their news cycles, but the DemOp media performed heroically otherwise.

      Can the DemOp Media drag another Dem across the finish line? That remains to be seen, but if Hillary wins, it will be a triumphant moment for the Left’s captured institutions. And truly worthy of respect, because Hillary is the least electable candidate either party has put up in a very long time.

      1. Been watching the Comintern via The People’s Media PBS/NPR. They can’t honestly conceal their glee at the proceedings. And for their roundtables they have David Brooks as the ‘conservative.’ Watching Brooks I realize his species is the new token in lefty-world, the compliant have-to-be-there insert on the group shot.

      2. Think Huma has dragged her across the finish line lately? Bill sure hasn’t.

    1. at least it’s an ethos

    2. Well, at least the Republicans can win by attrition.

  19. Florida police (and roadside drug tests) confused the flakes of a man’s Krispy Kreme donut glaze with meth.

    ……mmmmmmmmmmmmm…….. meth donuts …………. garrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    1. Drug dogs will alert on anything.

      1. Or nothing.

        1. No shit, at work yesterday, they brought a dog thru, and it alerted on the pork chop bone in my co-worker’s garbage can.

          1. I was going to say drug dogs will always alert on Krispy Kreme detection.

      2. What they really alert to is the cop’s expectation.

  20. Whaddaya mean it’s not heavy weight? It sure feels heavy after I lift it 12 times…

    In short, the study compared two groups of young men who had been working out in the gym for a while — “gym bros” to us strength training professionals — and assigned them a largely machine-based exercise program, described as “full-body Resistance Training,” to be performed four days a week.

    One group performed “low reps” which the study authors considered to be 8-12 reps per set with 75-90% of their 1-rep maximum weight. The other group performed “high reps,” 20-25 reps per set with 30-50% of their 1RM. Each group did three sets to muscle failure with only a one-minute rest between sets.

    This was actually not “strength training” at all. It was circuit training.

    The strength and conditioning professional will immediately recognize that neither of these groups is a “low-rep” group, and neither of these groups is a “heavy-weight” group.

    No shit. Which is why when the headline broke about this “breakthrough study,” any remotely serious lifter promptly ignored it. It may as well have been designed and executed for clickbait.

      1. *flexes angrily at Ted*

    1. An important new science article has been making the rounds, with apparently every newspaper and internet news aggregator in the world repeating the message: You don’t have to lift heavy weights to get stronger.

      Except for the fact that you actually do…great study. I hope it cost the taxpayers at least a half mil.

  21. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a memorial for three slain Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers.

    I’m sure those two teaming up for a lecture eulogy will heal all wounds.

  22. The Very Hard-Sell: Pope Tries To Insist Poles Should “Welcome Refugees”

    Look, Frankie. You aint no John Paul. They love them their church & popes, but seriously, try having a few beers with the locals, and you will find that they’re not all that crazy about *any outsiders*, much less some raggety-ass brown-skins from Arabiastan.

    1. You misspelled Argentina.

    2. I was welcomed very warmly by the Poles back in the early ’90s. They seemed to go out of their way to chat up Americans. Perhaps all that good will has gone to shit, but I’d like to go back.

      1. They still liked Americans in 2005.

      2. I was in poland in 1992 as well.

        “Warmly” was maybe an exaggeration in my case. They were sort of miffed that a teenager was wandering around with fistfuls of their devalued currency buying up everything he could see. (I literally had a backpack full of Zloty. $50USD worth of cash required a shoebox)

        Plus, they had an influx of gypsies at the time – and i’ve never heard people more openly racist about any minority group than the poles were about them.

        they were *cool* with me and my easy cash, but i was also aware i’d get my ass kicked if there were any differences of opinion.

        1. Plus, they had an influx of gypsies at the time – and i’ve never heard people more openly racist about any minority group than the poles were about them.

          Is there any group more universally despised by the people who interact with them, than the Gypsies? Serious question.

          1. They and the Muslim “refugees”compete for the money at unpleasant immigrant ever title.

          2. Is there any group more universally despised by the people who interact with them, than the Gypsies? Serious question.

            Police officers?

          3. At the time i was there, there had been recent “race riots” against said dirty-gypsies

            and not to single out the poles, but at the time, the sentiment was pretty widespread – in the aftermath of the fall of the soviet union, there was a rush of these migrants into Western Europe

            its not all that different than the current mass influx of arabs.

            everyone insisting “but poles are so nice” are missing my point. They are (like the danes) some of the least-favorably inclined to the arab migrant influx. The pope has a lot of pull with the polish public, but this is coming damn close to something i doubt he’d ever change their minds about.

      3. My point was more = its a serious conflict asking poles to choose between “the Pope” and “dirty Arabs”

        they have strong feelings.

      4. The Polish soldiers I met in Iraq ten years ago were good people and very pro-US.

        And having had a close friend whose family was Polish (I mean really Polish, like first-generation off the boat Polish) and having been invited to big gatherings of theirs, I can attest that there are a lot of fine looking Polish girls.

      5. Poles are cool to hang out with, unless you aren’t a heavy drinker or an alcoholic. Then it can get awkward.

        1. Why would you mention that concern here? Who would it apply to?

      6. Oh and you said “warm poles.” [butthead]huh huh huh huh[/butthead]

    3. Yeah, I’m sure the Poles would love that, what with their most defining moment in history being the killing of a lot of Turkish Muslims.

      1. To be fair, that’s for external consumption. I’d argue, the defining moment is trashing a bunch of Germanic Crusaders, leading to Poland-Lithuania becoming a major power in the region for next 2 centuries or so.

        1. Yeah, Grunwald’s important, but Vienna’s got all the romance. Europe in crisis, a brilliant Polish general-king leading a multiethnic coalition, the largest cavalry charge in human history, the winged hussars in all their glory, etc. Plus a bit of tragedy, considering it was all downhill for Poland as an independence state over the next couple centuries.

    4. Bl. Innocent XI took a different attitude to Muslim migrants.

      1. You misspelled invaders.

  23. Butler Traditional High School: Louisville, Ky., School Criticized for Student Hair Policy

    State representative-elect Attica Scott shared the policy online, which states students cannot have cornrows, braids, twists or dreadlocks. Scott said she planned to contact district administrators.

    1. What part of traditional do they not understand?

    2. “District administrators responded by telling Attica Scott to mind her own fucking business, and to fuck off.”

      /fantasy

  24. Florida police (and roadside drug tests) confused the flakes of a man’s Krispy Kreme donut glaze with meth.

    Show me a cop who doesn’t know donuts and I’ll show you a cop of the steroid variety as opposed to the rotund variety.

  25. Jerry Doyle(Mr. Garibaldi of Babylon 5 fame) passed at age of 60

    http://www.thewrap.com/jerry-d…..r-died-60/

    1. Well, shit, that just wrecked my afternoon.

    2. Damn, so many actors from that show died already, and many of them pretty young…

      1. Wow, just looked things up. Did not realize until now.

        1. Michael O’Hare (the station commander in the first season) is a particularly tragic story.

          1. Yeah, just read that. Tragic, but he was also pretty unselfish in dealing with it.

    3. He used to a radio show that was pretty libertarian.

      1. Yup. He always had entertaining stories about his life. He worked on wall street & was a pilot flying private jets before becoming an actor.

  26. Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.

    I find it amusing to see Democrats abandoning Julian Assange faster than they memory-holed Cindy Sheehan after ’08.

  27. “Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.”

    But Obo and Shrill are huggy-kissy on the dais, so all’s well. (gag!)

    1. Disaster of operations? From the article:

      “describe an internal culture in which few felt they could challenge an increasingly imperious and politically tone-deaf chair who often put her own interests ahead of party functions.”

      This is pretty much exactly how the next administration is going to function, no matter who wins.

    1. Hey, Donald Trump was mean to someone.

    2. Obama ended the war in Afghanistan! What are you talking about?

  28. ‘Beavis & Butt-head’ to Return on a Rebranded VH1 Classic

    The network said on Thursday that VH1 Classic would be rebranded as MTV Classic and serve up a throwback lineup including “Beavis & Butt-head,” “Daria,” “Real World,” “Cribs” and other older staples.

    MTV, which is owned by Viacom, said the new channel would mine its huge vault of archival programming, with special attention on the 1990s and early 2000s.

    The new channel will begin on Aug. 1, coinciding with MTV’s debut 35 years earlier. It will kick off with a rebroadcast of the network’s first hour in 1981, followed by a “Total Request Live” retrospective and a marathon of “MTV Unplugged.

    1. Hopefully that will include the early episodes, before they forced Judge to take it down a notch after that kid burned his house down. They wouldn’t show the first season reruns after that.

      1. Frog baseball!? I watched a *lot* of B&B in my college days and have never seen that since I missed the first season in first-run.

        1. I think frog baseball was their debut on Liquid Television. I don’t recall it being on the first season of B&B.

      2. Butthead screaming ‘Fire’ to this.

    2. I really hope they save a slot for Headbanger’s Ball reruns. It would almost make the cable bill worth it to spend a half hour or so laughing at all the coked-up, blind-drunk interviews Riki Rachtman had to endure.

  29. Chandra Levy: Prosecutors Drop Murder Charge Against Man Accused of Killing Washington, DC, Intern

    The local U.S. Attorney said Thursday the case against Ingmar Guandique could no longer be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt,” after a 2010 conviction was overturned. Levy, 24, died in May 2001.

    1. You mean Gary Condit didn’t do it?

    2. I thought everyone forgot about that after 9/11 and ignored it forever.

  30. This morning, I looked up Benjamin Franklin’s quote that “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

    It seems that some statist dude researched this quote and claims that it’s not really about freedom versus government power.

    Background: In 1755, during the French and Indian War, the Pennsylvania legislature kept passing laws to fund the war and protect the colony against Indian invasion, but the governor kept rejecting the bills. The dispute finally narrowed to this: The legislature wanted to tax the land of the Penn family, the proprietors who appointed the governor, and the governor rejected such an idea, saying the Proprietor’s lands were immune from colonial taxes.

    The legislature approved a bill by which the question of whether the Proprietor’s lands were taxable would be referred to the King – who was then considered an impartial arbiter. The governor rejected this, and instead wanted the legislature to simply renounce the power to tax proprietor lands, in exchange for a grant of money from the proprietor.

    1. The legislature passed a resolution criticizing the governor. The context of the liberty/safety quote is this: “We have taken every Step in our Power, consistent with the just Rights of the Freemen of Pennsylvania, for their Relief, and we have Reason to believe, that in the Midst of their Distresses they themselves do not wish us to go farther. Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

      So Mr. Statist thinks this has nothing to do with the rights of citizens vis-a-vis the government, but about the “right” of the community to raise defense funds through taxation.

      I would say that another right is involved – the right of the people to have their rights adjudicated in an impartial tribunal – in this context, the King ruling on whether the Proprietors enjoy the tax exemption they claim.

      So since the case affects the right of the people to a fair hearing, then I’d say it *is* relevant, broadly speaking, to claims of freedom vis-a-vis arbitrary power.

      1. I actually read both the article and the resolution. The article has little bits of truth (accidentially I am sure) buried under a big pile of statist bullshit. The author kind of misses the point that while the simplistic view is that security and liberty are opposite sides, the truth is that (and as the quote suggests), the more “security” measures are instituted, the more it will cost in liberty, and doesn’t buy more security anyway.

        And regardless of the context (which is deeper than just how the author described), the quote stands on it own.

    1. I’m not a fan of Elijiah.

  31. British Officers Settle Argument with Flare Pistol Duel, Start Dormitory Fire

    I’d point and laugh and call them retarded, but the shit I did with my buddies in the dorms back in the day was equally if not more stupider. In fact, this is kinda badass. Flare pistol duel, I’m gonna have to remember that one.

    1. I’ve done a roman candle duel or two. The dispute was settled. My friend has the scar to prove it.

  32. Ashley Judd outs Donald Trump as a relentless ‘breast gazer.’

    I’ve known Donald for 15, 17 years? I’m friends with someone who married into the family. Anyway, I would bump into him at the U.S. Open, for example, and I think I can say the amount of time he has spent looking at my chest rather than my face is proportional to his insanity and functionality. He’s a chest gazer, a breast gazer.

    1. This article is pointless without a picture of Judd’s jugs.

      1. Well, this is the one (female) in the family with the least to look at.

        Maybe he was trying to figure out where they were?

        1. You don’t look Ashley in the eyes; them’s crazy eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. Them’s the kinda eyes’ll take you with em.

          /It is known.

    2. Be thankful you’ve got breasts worth gazing at.

      TIWTANFL….

    3. “Don’t flatter yourself honey, I’ve seen better. Look at Ivanka! Worth every penny!”

  33. New real estate tax harming foreigners working in B.C., says American buyer

    An animator by trade, Kerman has been living and working in Vancouver for two years. He’s one of thousands of foreigners living in Vancouver ? including professors, hockey players, and experts needed by local companies.

    Everything was falling into place for the American looking to make Vancouver his long-term home.

    But a newly announced tax on foreign home-buyers is set to take effect before Kerman’s sale closes ? and unless he can clear it by Friday, he’ll be on the hook for $90,000 more than he budgeted for.

    “This was me climbing the rung ? the fabled millennial finally being able to grasp at home ownership,” Kerman said “And I had it in my hands. I signed that paperwork. Who could’ve seen this coming?”

    … and yet …

    Kerman said he actually supports the principle of the new law, and said taxing foreign buyers a good step toward getting the Lower Mainland housing market under control.

    *sigh*

    1. Surely he should know that America-hating is an essential part of Canadian culture

    2. And that’s why “sudden tax increases” was listed among the things that violate Rule of Law in Road to Serfdom.

    3. Who could’ve seen this coming? Maybe anyone who’s been reading the newspaper in Vancouver for the past year? They were talking it about last June (2015) when I was there.

  34. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.

    Because there’s so much at stake. Without hundreds of thousands or even millions Muslim migrants Germany could suffer…ehhhhh they could suffer…ummm….they would stand lose from the…..uhhhhhh… without the migrants Germany would be…uhhh….


    IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE MIGRATION CONTINUE, OKAY?

    1. Do you know what other German leader refused to compromise on their treatment of outsiders?

      1. Hermann/Arminius?

    2. I think this supports my theory that there’s a percentage of Germans, which includes Merkel, who are so profoundly guilt-ridden by the actions of their precursors that they’re subconsciously attempting to destroy their entire nation and culture in some bizarre masochistic attempt at redemption.

      1. Self-hating anti-Nazis. The pendulum has swung too far, as it always does. It may have reached the max with the million Muslim March, however. So look out!

      2. To this day in continental western Europe there are anti-fascist government swat teams, whose sole task is to repress any groups or individuals thought to be too right leaning. Ironically, leftism in Europe is it’s own kind of fascism.

  35. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.

    She has officially become the Block Yomomma of Germany. What a dough-faced psychopath.

      1. I’d suggest that someone should probably punch her right in her big fat dough face, but the poor person’s hand might get sucked in so deep that it would never come back out again.

          1. Angular Snorkel

        1. Who is Merkel to take it upon herself to squander the precious inheritance that better men and women than her have been dying to pass on to their children for over two thousand years?

          This is statism epitomized, your entire nation’s birthright, culture and society is just one room full of assholes away from extinction at any given moment.

    1. Bangala Erkle?

    2. Arugala Farkle?

  36. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.

    Is Merkel trying to create a nativist party?

  37. “Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she won’t back down on the country’s policy of accepting refugees in spite of the latest wave of attacks.”

    So she referenced *two* Tom Petty songs? Nice.

    1. Kids today. Why can’t she listen to classics? Like HASSELHOFF!

      1. The Swedish bikini cop story is below.

  38. “Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start getting classified intel briefings as early as next week.”

    Is it just me, or is this the scariest news item of the day?

  39. “Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.”

    Sounds like she is getting thrown under the bus. Everyone is bringing up every bad story about Debby they can think of to pin all the problems with the DNC on her. No talk about how all her corruption was perfectly fine right up until the leaks.

    1. “If only that bad advisor, Wassername, wasn’t misleading her, Hillary would be totally uncorrupt!”

      1. “If we work extra hard for her re-election, Hillary will finally realize that *we* love her best, and will abandon all those evil advisors who keep making her set up illegal servers, make foreign-policy bungles, etc.”

        1. Amusing as it is to think of. I don’t think she’s getting thrown under the bus for Hillary, just for the DNC. Though, preparing a future fall girl may be what’s up with the job Hillary just gave her.

    2. Has the fact that Tim Kaine resigned the DNC chair and recommended DWS for it, come up yet on here?

    1. We’re one step away from “Samantha Bee throws Trump into the fires of Mount Doom where he was forged!” headlines.

    2. awesome

  40. Brown Street Brown and Golden Monkey Tripel. 🙂

  41. Bikini cop goes viral for making a badass arrest.

    Mikaela Kellner, the off-duty Swedish policewoman now being called “bikini cop” by the media, may have made one of the most photogenic arrests of the year. She and some friends were sunbathing in Stockholm when a homeless man tried to steal her friend’s phone. Clearly he didn’t get far.

    1. Her instagram page. Good lord. Also, porn for you guys who for some reason like to lift heavy things.

      My guess: setup for free publicity.

      1. Would not? She’ll rip yo dick off if you don’t.

      2. Looks like a dude.

    2. “Hey, officer, just so you know, I’m thinking of stealing your wallet, too. Wanna do something about it?”

      /Bill Clinton

    3. Wouldn’t.

  42. Speaking of SJW crazies…remember Tanya Cohen?

    https://twitter.com/xtanyacohenx

    1. So…not actually big on “human Rights”, then.

    2. Wouldn’t.

    3. Nope, what did she do to get her name remembered?

      1. Sh is a “he”. Joshua Goldberg ring a bell?

        One Man Troll Army Arrested For Supporting Terrorists: Where’s The Line Between Trolling And Terrorism?

        Remember Tanya Cohen? Earlier this year I wrote a story calling bullshit on a long non-sensical rant by “Cohen” in which “she” argued that the US was somehow against human rights and true free speech because it refused to criminalized “hate speech” with hate speech loosely defined as any speech “Tanya Cohen” didn’t like. While some of the free speech crew attacked Cohen’s piece, I pointed out that, to me, it was very clearly satire.

        Well, now it turns out that Tanya Cohen may be facing some fairly serious criminal penalties “herself” — and, somewhat ironically, it appears that those charges are based mostly on sending some public web URLs to an FBI confidential informant pretending to be a terrorist. And, of course, “Tanya Cohen” is not Tanya Cohen at all, but rather Joshua Goldberg — who was arrested last Thursday in connection with at least some of his trolling. Soon after that, a larger set of revelations about the trolling came out, suggesting that Goldberg was a one-man trolling army, setting up a huge variety of different accounts saying different things and often pitting one of his own accounts against another.

        1. Huh, I kind of remember that article. It was pretty hard to tell if it was real or not.

        2. often pitting one of his own accounts against another

          Any thoughts on which H&R troll clade might be his?

  43. Hey, it’s a dating show where you pick your partner based on their genitals.

    As if VH1’s Dating Naked didn’t already take it too far, Naked Attraction has eliminated all that pesky talking or getting-to-know-you games and has stripped down (pun intended) to the bare (more puns) essentials: no words, no activity, just genitals.It goes like this…
    A bunch of people get naked and stand behind a brightly colored screen, genitals out.
    The main contestant (clothed) starts eliminating people based on their genitals. After each elimination, the screen reveals a bit more of the remaining contestants bodies.
    In the final round, everyone gets naked, then the main contestant chooses the genitals of their choice, and they have a good old fashioned naked conversation.
    They go on a staged date and pretend to be in love with each other’s genitals.

    1. That sounds like the least erotic thing since…since the invention of the Democratic Party.

      1. Come to think of it, even the Democratic Party is more erotic since at least they were into whips and chains.

        1. Oooooooh Bern!!!

    2. Hey, it’s a dating show where you pick your partner based on their genitals.

      You mean the way it’s worked for 99% of the population since the beginning of time?

      1. Doesn’t it violate the Civil Rights Act to show favoritism to Genitals?

        1. What about the eunuchs?

      2. Who are these 1% who don’t pick based on genitals? And where can I find them?

        1. No one said they were making good picks, just that it was the deciding factor.

  44. Now that Wikileaks has ripped the bandage off, we’re getting more inside details about what a disaster the operations of the Democratic National Committee have been.

    Wait, were they completely dysfunctional or were they so deviously competent that they rigged the primaries in dozens of states? I’m confused.

    1. It is a hit piece on DWS. Believe it or not she is pretty unlikable.

    2. Perhaps, they’re so stupid they rigged a primary they were never going to lose?

  45. A North Carolina GOP Twitter account mistakenly thought vice president candidate Tim Kaine was wearing a Honduran flag pin at his speech at last night’s Democratic convention. It was actually a flag pin recognizing his son’s service in the military.

    You know, mistakes happen.

    That said, the Honduran flag looks NOTHING like the pin Kaine wore. The idiot at the NC GOP didn’t think to use Google before posting that tweet? He should be sacked for rank incompetence.

    1. Social Media Expertise does not involve any sort of, what any logical person might refer to as, expertise, in anything.

  46. November’s vote will be a “moment of reckoning.”

    For those who prefer Business As Usual (meaning anything but: WW3, complete economic meltdown, kronenworld, grey goo, rapid solar red giant evolution, or Obamacare2: The Re-expesivization), vote Trump, I guess. Or drink harder. Or buy ammo. Or pray to what ever god you believe in.

    I recently decided I didn’t need norton that came on my laptop, and boy, did that uninstall give me all the moment of reckoning I need for the next year or more.

  47. Moment of wreckening, more like.

  48. We found a technical bug in Search where only the presidential candidates participating in an active primary election were appearing in a Knowledge Graph result. Because the Republican and Libertarian primaries have ended, those candidates did not appear. This bug was resolved early this morning.

    Whoopsie. Totally, not working as designed.

    1. Funny how these algorithm malfunctions always seem to have a leftward bias.

      1. REALITY HAS A LEFT-WARD BIAS!!!

        /prog off

  49. HBO fires Gordon, Luis, and Bob from Sesame Street to make room for more Elmo:

    ‘Sesame Street’ says goodbye to Gordon, Bob and Luis. Fans are not happy.

    1. Elmo was after my time but from what little I’ve seen it’s obvious he ruined the show. So of course more please.

  50. I’d love to see a photoshop of that picture with those two handcuffed to each other.

    1. I’d love to see a photoshop of that picture with those two handcuffed to each other.

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