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  1. Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.

    But it’s such a good cause.

    1. Bernie Sanders doesn’t think his supporters who “take a hard look at Gary Johnson” will vote for him.

      But fortunately for us, they’re not generally very good at critical thinking.

      1. They’ve obviously never taken a hard look at any other candidate they may have supported.

      2. Unfortunately for us, you don’t need any level of critical thinking to vote. In fact, in this election especially, it might be a hindrance.

      3. “hard look” “Johnson”

        Oh, Bernie.

      4. You literally could have responded one comment down and been on topic. Now you’re just a filthy hop-on.

    2. Hello.

    3. I am sure Andrew Cuomo and the NY AG office did this as a last resort and politics have nothing to do with it.

      1. It’s galling how much of a hack Schneiderman is. He won’t scratch his balls unless doing so satisfies some overriding party objective. I have more respect for De Blasio than that guy.

        1. He’d be a good fucking Stazi officer. Of course that fucking commie would think that’s a complement.

  2. Bernie Sanders doesn’t think his supporters who “take a hard look at Gary Johnson” will vote for him.

    Maybe the Bernie supporters who didn’t take a hard look at Bernie will.

    1. Touche! Too early to call thread winner?

    2. It’s too dark in basements to take a good look at anything.

  3. Still no coverage of the Ryder Cup? For shame, Reason.

    1. Is this a rental truck pull?

      1. [golf clap]

        1. Not necessary at Hazeltine

        2. [golf clap]

          Swiss Servator needed on Aisle 8.

        3. I get the parenthesis, but what do brackets signify? Being in the closet?

          Jared Leto

          Am I doing it right?

          1. Multiple brackets mean multiple function calls. Since single brackets mean doing something, instead of saying it, you have expressed a desire to do someone that has done someone that has done Jared Lego. Jesse would probably qualify for that.

            1. “Jared Lego” is a great setup for a Lego Suicide Squad film.

              I’m not sure I feel about this three degrees of penetrative separation thing.

          2. Square brackets are traditionally used in scriptwriting (as in dramatic scripts, not PERL) to denote stage directions.

            1. The theater? Ah-ha! So I was correct!

              1. +2 Jazz hands.

            2. It’s not the same without sigils.

            3. PERL.. What is this? 1997?

          3. Or a three-demensional array with one member (that would throw an error) in Python.

            1. Back Aspy, back I say! You have programming to do!

          4. but what do brackets signify

            What [HERC] felt was important.

          1. Jesse.in.mb

            1. Nice.

            2. I don’t wanna know what’s in that closet.

              1. I know it has at least one 55 gallon drum of lube.

              2. It’s not lawn fertilizer, I can tell you that.

            3. *blinks*

              Oh.

              Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

              1. I read that in Sam Kinison’s voice.

            4. Well-done, CJ and Renegade.

            5. Slight change:

              Jesse.in.mb

              1. Blasted formatting. It erased a bunch of spaces meant to put it far away. Whatever Reason’s cryptic style guide. You’ve won this round.

            1. Shit, let’s try that again

              . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . crusty juggler

              1. You see, he can’t even remember the last time he even saw the closet, much less was in one.

            2. You just put Winston’s birthing hole in front of Crusty. Ew. He would/did.

                1. I think you just said that Crusty likes old lesbians that never came out of the closet.

                  1. I have no idea what’s going on.

  4. 3-time NBA Champion Lebron James endorses Hillary Clinton.

    And so Ohio goes to Hillary but Florida goes to Trump.

    1. Trump will take Ohio.

      1. You do realize there’s a joke buried within my comment.

        1. Wait, you expect people to keep up with the NBA?

        2. Hmmm, I guess there is a Fist time for everything.

        3. I’m a big time NBA fan, so well done sir.

          1. You’re my new favorite. You’ll be on the list when the day comes.

            1. Lighten up, Francis

        4. You do realize there’s a joke buried within my comment.

          If you have to explain that it was a joke, it wasn’t a very good joke.

          Besides, LeBron won two championships in FL, one in OH.

          1. ^This guy thinks it’s about championships

        5. I missed whatever the joke was. Don’t follow sports, sorry.

          1. I don’t follow the NBA and even I got that joke.

    2. Three-time champion, but let’s not forget – four-time loser. Got swept in his first Finals. In 2014, his team got beat by the greatest margin of victory in championship history. Sad! – Donald J. Trump

      Let’s see if Shikha falls for it.

  5. So, regarding the allegations that Bill Clinton fathered an illegitimate son with a prostitute. Shouldn’t the feminists, if they were ideologically consistent, insist that Mr. Clinton take a paternity test? #BELIEVEHER, #TRUSTWOMEN and all that?

    Thanks, folks, I’ll be here all week.

    1. Maybe if it was a daughter.

    2. Just one?

      1. With a prostitute? Probably. With all the other women he’s banged, who knows?

        1. They’re not prostitutes when they’re dead, Cyril, they’re just hookers. And this guy doesn’t want his mom to be a hooker.

          1. Calling…..who was the commenter that likes to choke hookers?

              1. Your clumsy come-ons are getting embarrassing.

                1. Wipe them off then.

                  1. On a curtain?

            1. It was a joke, dammit. *resumes choking hookers

            2. Wayne Brady.

              1. “I’m Wayne Brady, bitch!”

          2. So, the kid is named Shamus Clinton?

    3. Bill, you are the father. – Maury
      *Bill gets up and throws his chair and then looks at the camera with his patented twinkle eye

  6. The U.S. has suspended talks with Russia to try to bring a peace agreement to Syria, over the Russian military’s reported involvement with the bombardment of Aleppo

    What’s Aleppo?

    1. The place Hillary has up on a map on her wall, with a target painted on it.

      1. So Julian Assange lives there?

        1. Her map is covered in targets.

      2. The dream gate to unknown Kadath?

    2. The answer to that (and the weighted importance of said answer) completely depend on which candidate you are talking about.

    3. What Elmer Fudd calls somebody who has body parts rotting off?

    4. Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, Aleppo.

      Duh.

  7. Bernie Sanders doesn’t think his supporters who “take a hard look at Gary Johnson” will vote for him.

    Because what they want is a rich, corporatist, corrupt status-quo crony.

    1. I’ve been assured by one of my prog friends that b/c GJ is pro-choice but wants abortion to be a states’ rights issue, then he is not a civil libertarian. This person, I’m pretty sure, will be voting for Hillary with her incredible track record on civil rights.

      1. Our local prog radio guy assured his audience that voting for Johnson is racism and a vote for nuclear war. And he was serious.

        1. OK, I know enough about progthink to know that anyone not in lockstep with reparations, special rights and more free stuff is racist, but how the fuck did he get nuclear war?

          1. Vote for GJ = Vote for Trump, and the existence of a President Trump pretty much guarantees nuclear war.

          2. It took some effort. Distilled down, anyone voting for Johnson REALLY would rather vote for Trump, but they’re too cowardly (his word) to do so. So in effect, they’re voting for Trump and HE is going to start a nuclear war over some Twitter thing.

            The logic boggles my little mind.

            1. If they (we) really want to vote for Trump, wouldnt a vote for Johnson actually be a vote for Hillary?

              1. It’s the double reverse fakeout.

          3. Reparations is the new one I have gotten from the virtue signalling progs on my facebook wall. And they are serious.

            1. It’s one of the recommendations in a recently published U.N. report

      2. Progs all sound like White Goodman to me now.

        1. I don’t know who that is, so I am substituting John Goodman instead. Now all progs will sound like John Goodman to me.

    2. No, they want maximum free shit.

  8. Obama was so worried about Hillary’s health he set up a secret medical check-up for her at Walter Reed – but she refused, fearing her LEAKING HEART VALVE and arrhythmia would be exposed

    Hillary declined the offer because she feared the media would find out about her Walter Reed visit and learn the truth about her medical condition?that she is suffering from arrhythmia (an abnormal heart beat), a leaking heart valve, chronic low blood pressure, insufficient blood flow, a tendency to form life-threatening blood clots, and troubling side effects from her medications.

    Hillary has arranged her own secret medical visits to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she arrives through a private entrance out of public sight and where she can rely on her doctors’ discretion not to speak to the media.

    Her doctors have prescribed Coumadin (a blood thinner) and a beta blocker to treat her arrhythmia and heart-valve problem. However, these medications have the side effects of making her drowsy and tired, and lowering her blood pressure, leading to frequent bouts of light-headedness and fainting spells.

    I KNEW IT!

    1. Funny how the Daily Fail is the only media outlet that covers this stuff.

      You know as well as I do the entire fucking journalist knows exactly how bad her health is and refuse to report it.

      1. Her medical records are buried under those climategate emails.

    2. We need a Groovus ruling.

    3. Now that’s literally Obamacare!

      1. Nice.

    4. Amazingly, they’re trying to make her health look less bad than it really is.

    5. A beta blocker?

      [insert joke here]

      1. Why is your joke in the closet?

    6. and where she can rely on her doctors’ discretion not to speak to the media

      I’m calling bullshit on that. She could equally trust the Walter Reed docs because of HIPAA – unless there is some provision in there exempting government doctors.

      1. I’m sure it’s all bullshit; it’s just fun to post clickbait nonsense.

      2. “exempting government doctors.”

        I thought the FYTW clause went for all government employees and justified anything??

    7. Obama upset Hillary doesn’t have rhythm!!

    8. Actually, I’ve had all of those things (except the medication side effects) for my entire life. I have a nasty laundry list of congenital heart defects, and I made it to 50.

      I can’t walk up a flight of stairs without stopping to rest halfway up but my mind is fine.

      There is no reason these health issues should prevent Hillary from getting everything she’s earned through her life of public service.

      That is, an 8 x 8 cell and a brand new striped jumpsuit. (stripes are SO slimming, dont’cha know)

    9. Nothing like a little hush money to keep things quiet.
      http://freebeacon.com/politics…..lood-clot/

  9. …over the Russian military’s reported involvement with the bombardment of Aleppo.

    Which NONE of the top three candidates for US president have a problem with, but for differing reasons.

  10. ?Bernie Sanders doesn’t think his supporters who “take a hard look at Gary Johnson” will vote for him.

    Has anyone made a “hard look at Johnson” joke yet?

    1. That Johnson sure looks hard?

  11. Bernie Sanders doesn’t think his supporters who “take a hard look at Gary Johnson” will vote for him.

    Bernie Sanders also called Soviet breadlines an example of economic health, so i’m not sure “thinking” is a good word to describe anything he does.

    1. But they are so lucky that there is bread to be given out! In years before that, like say 50,000 years before that, they’d have died because they didn’t know how to make bread! And now the government just gives it away!

      /fool

  12. The Atlantic magazine looks at Gary Johnson’s policies and decides he might be a good choice for President, ha ha, just kidding.

    1. Wow:

      But far from “centrist,” the Libertarian candidate’s economic ideas are so radical they make Trump seem downright moderate. He would abolish federal income taxes, replace the current tax code with a more regressive national consumption tax, cut Medicare and Medicaid by 40 percent, push for a constitutional amendment to forbid the U.S. to run deficits even during downturns, ban federal bailouts of states, and seek to eliminate the Federal Reserve.

      This is worse than fiscal irresponsibility. These ideas aren’t politically or even morally responsible. Taken together, they could trigger a recession by taking hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy, handcuff the federal government’s ability to stabilize the private sector, and throw millions of adults off health insurance, creating a needless economic crisis while whistling under the banner of economic freedom and choice. “Johnson is proposing an immediate fiscal tightening of 3 percent of gross domestic product,” the Washington Post’s Matthew O’Brien wrote. Without the Federal Reserve to buttress the downturn, O’Brien projected that the ensuing recession could push unemployment back above 7 percent.

      I can’t read more.

      1. But far from “centrist,” the Libertarian candidate’s economic ideas are so radical they make Trump seem downright moderate.

        I can’t read more.

        1. Is the Atlantic trying to encourage me to vote for Johnson?

          I mean, Im going to anyway, but they are trying to make me happy about it?

        2. But far from “centrist,” the Libertarian candidate’s economic ideas

          I can’t read more.

          1. the Atlantic

            I can’t won’t read anymore.

      2. These ideas aren’t politically or even morally responsible.

        *rumbles with inchoate rage*

        1. That’s where they always go when they’ve reached peak idiocy.

          Always add the ‘moral’ cherry on top of an emotional outburst.

      3. Spending yourself into penury is fiscally responsible?

        1. If it helps just one yuppie keep his overpriced home, yes.

        2. Debt is savings, or so I’ve been told.

      4. Taken together, they could trigger a recession by taking hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy,

        So, high taxes and welfare programs are the secret to economic success? Sure you want to go with that?

        And, isn’t this an admission that our economy is addicted to debt and the monetization thereof, which is definitionally unsustainable?

        1. WE MUST MAINTAIN THE BUBBLE!

          1. Its going to be interesting when the bubble bursts to listen to all the progressive shocked, SHOCKED that things have gotten so bad.

            Being progressive means not dealing with issues and problems until there is no fix left, only certain disaster.

            1. “It’s a market failure”

              /prog handwaving

        2. Letting people keep some more of their own money is exactly the same as taking it out of the economy, because ___

          Sorry, I don’t know how to finish that sentence. I mean, in any way that isn’t completely idiotic.

      5. Well, the only worst thing than being Talked About is not being Talked About, right? Did other LP candidates get this much hate in previous elections?

      6. Unemployment could go back above 7%? My goodness, it could be better or even the same as it is now.

      7. So billions of dollars not forcibly handed from citizens to the federal government = taking billions of dollars out of the economy? WTF?

        1. Top Men know better and MULTIPLIER!

      8. handcuff the federal government’s ability to stabilize the private sector

        Which they do so well!

        And, honestly, if these ‘huge’ ‘radical’ programs would only push unemployment up 1.5 points… at a macro level, that doesn’t sound too bad. Especially when looking at long-term fiscal health. Hell, people said we would have higher unemployment than that if Congress didn’t approve Obama’s stimulus.

        1. I’m glad you guys are reading it so I don’t have to. Man this thing is full of bon mots.

        2. “the federal government’s ability to stabilize the private sector”

          C’mon!! The same people who stabilized Iraq and Libya can TOTES stabilize our economy!!

      9. I even read some of the comments. It is all so predictable now. You know, the fact anyone doesn’t want to hand over all their money and decisions to a central government is ‘ so sophomore in college thinking.’ If all these progs aren’t volunteering to pay 90% in taxes right now they are hypocrites. They already have the Top Men tell everyone how to live their lives, down pat pretty well.
        If HRC is elected I am buying guns and getting trained. Over the most of my life I have trained in hand to hand combat. I might as well fill in the blanks. So to speak.

        1. minus one ‘the’ typo

        2. First Rule: Don’t use blanks.

      10. Fascists gunna fascist…

      11. “O’Brien projected that the ensuing recession could push unemployment back above 7 percent.”

        Does anyone even know what true unemployment is at now I wonder? I’m sure it’s better than when I last looked, but last year I seem to recall that when you included people dropping out of the workforce it was a grim picture.

    2. I used to subscribe to The Atlantic, until they went full retard in the lead up to the 2012 election.

      1. I was banned from there because Ta Nehisi Coates took offense to my attitude to reparations and degrees of separation.

        I wear that like a badge of honor.

        1. The first time I was banned from the Atlantic by Coates because of my criticism of affirmative action. Surprisingly, he lifted the ban after I promised to never leave comments to his articles on the site. The second time I was banned for good by that feminazi who got outraged that a scientist in the team that successfully landed a space probe on a comet was wearing a wrong shirt. I told her to stop writing about science and switch to covering fashion and cooking. I didn’t feel like engaging with anyone to lift the ban that time.

    3. I greatly enjoy the yammering about “HE WOULD CAUSE A RECESSION” that utterly ignores the incredibly anemic economy of the past 8 years.

      1. The summary of that snippet is people need their peanuts and cokes as the plane is about to hit ground.

    4. But far from “centrist,” the Libertarian candidate’s economic ideas are so radical they make Trump seem downright moderate.

      The unfortunate fact is that even moderate libertarianish economic ideas are pretty radical so that renders the attempt to make libertarianism “centrist” absurd. A centrist means between the left and right so a “centrist” spending policy would mean more than the Republicans but less than the Democrats.

  13. Alas for Canada, PM Zoolander stopped preening and shat out a new policy: Justin Trudeau gives provinces until 2018 to adopt carbon price plan.
    If not? He’ll set it for them

    A tough-talking Trudeau told MPs in the House of Commons that provinces can craft a cap-and-trade system or put a direct price on carbon pollution ? but it must meet the federal benchmark or “floor price.”

    “If neither price nor cap and trade is in place by 2018, the government of Canada will implement a price in that jurisdiction,” he said.

    Trudeau said the proposed price on carbon dioxide pollution should start at a minimum of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising by $10 each year to $50 a tonne by 2022.

    Shitter. Possibly it won’t affect me for a while, since BC has a carbon tax but fucking hell, does he really think…never mind, “think”.

    Oh and for a snide “trust in democracy”, $500 Canadian says that this would not pass in a referendum. Not that there is any risk of it.

    1. Trudeau understands quantum computing better than the scientists. Have respect!

    2. Where’s Cytotoxic? He was convinced that Turdeau Jr. was going to be some budget cutter for some reason…

      1. Really? He thought that? Tsk, tsk.

        Justin is just gonna act like his father did.

        And it won’t end well just like it did when Pierre did it.

        But hey, he has an airport named after him so he did plenty good!

        1. Really? He thought that? Tsk, tsk.

          Gillespie and Welch had similar hopes for Obama natch.
          The Idea is basically since Reagan and Mulroney spent a bunch of money in 1980s and Clinton and Chretien “cut” spending in the 1990s for political expediency (in Canada’s case it was too avoid an IMF default)that meant that they gave up on big government despite their later statements and that of their successors and Harper and Bush were big spenders than obviously Turdeau Jr. and Obama would cut spending too history repeats or something…

          1. Progressives NEVER DO SUCH THINGS.

            How many examples do we need?

            ‘Tards.

      2. Where’s Cytotoxic?

        He hasn’t been heard from since he bratted his mom into hosting a Syrian refugee. Word is he was given an honor spanking.

      3. “Where is cytotoxic?”

        Oh come on, Winston. Don’t set yourself up like that…

      4. “Where’s Cytotoxic?”

        Rumor is he immigrated to Syria because it would improve their economy.

    3. Ah the little tough shit is talking shit. His father used the same approach with NEP.

      Canada will rue the day they elected this putz into power.

      He will make us poorer and wait until the spending spree kicks in.

      We’re not on a good trajectory.

    4. That and change the electoral system to hopefully ensure they will never lose. And turn the Senate into an body of “non-partisans” who will vote Liberal.

      And Keynesian Stimulus which turned Ontario into a economic powerhouse…

    5. $500 Canadian

      How much is that in U.S. dollars? I’m guessing it to be $5.

    6. Can’t they just set the price as $0.01 per million tons of carbon and tell Trudeau to go fuck his dog.

      1. No, there’s a floor he demands. Anything below it and he set it for them.

        1. So, in other words, he’s setting it either way.

    7. $500 Canadian? What’s that in money?

  14. 3-time NBA Champion Lebron James endorses Hillary Clinton.

    Dog bites Man. Thanks for the link though, super interesting. I’m going to print that article off and re-read several times at home so I can really digest the monumental importance of it.

  15. If War Can Have Ethics, Wall Street Can, Too

    To some, the unbridled force and overarching goal to be pursued is the efficiency of the market, even to the detriment of society, transforming market theory into a sort of divine scripture, to be faithfully followed. The suggestion of a moral economy is decried for the inefficiencies that moral limits would place on behavior in the market. It is as if society exists to serve the market, not the other way around.

    The pursuit of a comparative advantage in the market has come to justify nearly any behavior and its consequences. The result of this approach in the United States is already well-known ? a staggering level of economic inequality and widespread, devastating effects on millions of citizens struggling against this tide.

    In short, the amoral economy envisioned by free market theory is a fantasy, a theoretical construct that has never really existed in practice. It has been overwhelmed by immoral actors who have turned it into an immoral space, tipping the playing field to their advantage.

    1. If we can seek to regulate war in terms of morality, there is no reason such morality cannot be equally applied to the economy, as Walzer indicates. When faced with illegal or immoral orders, it is the duty of professional soldiers to refuse such orders. When such a refusal occurs, it is followed by thorough investigations, and potentially courts-martial or war crimes prosecutions for those who issue such orders. In the case of the former Wells Fargo employees, the opposite occurred. Imagine the moral and societal hazard if the military permitted such retaliation against those who reported illegal and immoral behaviors.

      The principles of a moral economy would seek to curb the market’s more harmful excesses while preserving its societal benefit. Developing fair and just principles to guide a more moral understanding of capitalism may provide a pathway to a more equitable distribution of income and wealth, one that creates more perfect outcomes for society at large.

      1. The principles of a moral economy would seek to curb the market’s more harmful excesses while preserving its societal benefit.

        So the principles of a “moral economy” are vaguely defined offerings to the common good. For me it’s much simpler; a moral economy is one where it’s considered immoral to steal, misrepresent or intentionally cause harm. You know, principles that have been well defined for thousands of years…

      2. “When faced with illegal or immoral orders, it is the duty of professional soldiers to refuse such orders.”

        Didn’t stop all of those war refugees and Nazi victims from roasting in Dresden. War sure is moral guys.

        1. See, every time some moron outside of the military suggests that soldiers refuse to follow orders because they’re illegal/immoral/they just don’t want to, I have to calmly explain that the last thing they want is a military that thinks purely for itself and ignores the civilian hierarchy. Because a good half of us come to the conclusion of “fuck it, we could run this place way more efficiently if we just got rid of the civilian leadership and dropped their pet issues” pretty quickly.

          1. Oh wow, the guy talking about this is a major. Well that just means he’s in the ‘fuck it, we can run this economy way more efficiently than the civilians’ camp.

    2. Sure we can have a “moral economy”. The question is whose morals. I read shit like that and it is not about morality or a moral economy. It is about using morals as an excuse for the author to be in charge.

      1. In a moral economy, the bad actors don’t get bailed out by tax dollars and propped up by a central bank.

      2. Ding ding ding

      3. It is usually an excuse to steal.

      4. It is about using morals as an excuse for the author to be in charge.

        Nathaniel B. Davis is a major in the United States Army and the Director of Defense and Strategic Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

        Best and brightest. In his defense there is not much to do around West Point, so he probably wrote as a result of a lost bet.

        1. +1 gray governmental institution overlooking the Hudson

        2. He probably fashions himself as the Clausewitz of Economic Theory.

      5. It is about using morals as an excuse for the author to be in charge.

        Always.

      6. Seems to me a moral economy is just one that is based on honest trade among willing participants.

        If morality must be defined based on desired outcomes, and not people’s behavior, it’s hopeless and we’re fucked. That’s basically “the ends justify the means” stated in a different way.

    3. Nearly a decade after one of the most devastating financial collapses in modern history, Wall Street appears as corrupt as ever.

      Well why the fuck do you think that is? Moral hazard anyone?

      1. So, Dodd-Frank failed… “somehow”.

      2. Exactly.

        ‘Too big to fail’ = I can get away with anything.

    4. In short, the amoral economy envisioned by free market theory is a fantasy, a theoretical construct that has never really existed in practice. It has been overwhelmed by immoral actors who have turned it into an immoral space, tipping the playing field to their advantage.

      Well, they’re not wrong. It’s just that the immoral actors all hold public office.

    5. In short, the amoral economy envisioned by free market theory

      Another fascist breaks cover. If the State doesn’t mandate it, it doesn’t happen.

      “Free markets” are in no way necessarily amoral. In fact, your smarter free market folks realize that they run to a large degree on trust, which cannot exist in an amoral context. Free markets require morality, not amorality.

      1. +1

        Untermyer: Is not commercial credit based primarily upon money or property?
        Morgan: No, sir. The first thing is character.
        Untermyer: Before money or property?
        Morgan: Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it ? a man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom.

      2. Since when was amoral a bad thing?

        Immoral is, but amoral?

        1. Both have to do with right and wrong, but amoral means having no sense of either, like a fish, but the evil immoral describes someone who knows the difference, doesn’t care, and says “mwah ha ha” while twirling a mustache.

          http://www.vocabulary.com/arti…..l-immoral/

          Neither is consistent with a free market, which requires morality.

      3. Free markets require morality, not amorality.

        Free markets incentivize behavior that appears moral to many people. You have to behave honestly to gain trust.
        Two questions come to mind: are people behaving that way behaving morally if the only reason to do it is because it’s the best way to succeed in business? And does it matter?

        I say “who cares” to the first and “no” to the second. Who cares what motivates people as long as they behave themselves.

    6. If Wall Street bombed people who didn’t buy stocks, then sure…

    7. If all outcomes were equal who would strive for excellence ?

  16. So how does Reason explain Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova? All launched by the same guy who suppressed the Hungarian revolt and built the Berlin Wall…

    1. Same way Reason explains your mom.

        1. Anally

          1. I guess I like my coffee the way Reason explains Winston’s mom.

            1. Repeatedly butt chugging it? Seems risky – too hot, and you’ll be regretting it for days.

            2. Cold and with a cigarette put out in it?

    2. You forgot Laika.

      1. My nickname for his mom.

        It’s a sore spot for the boy.

    3. So how does Reason explain Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova? All launched by the same guy who suppressed the Hungarian revolt and built the Berlin Wall…

      Wait, are you being glib or are you actually defending the Soviets?

      1. Mocking their overly optimistic views on technology…

        1. “optimistic views on technology…”

          Ah yes, I remember how Sputnik led to suffering and death the mere fact of its existence.

          Look, man, technology isn’t inherently evil just because some evil bastard helped make that technological device.

          Or do you seriously boycott all satellite usage as the Spawn of Sputnik??

          1. No the point is that the major technological advancement of launching satellites and animals and humans into orbit and the major social advancement of launching a woman into space was done by a totalitarian communist state while Reason claims that new technology is either a sign of or caused by a free society.

            Ah yes, I remember how Sputnik led to suffering and death the mere fact of its existence.

            Well the reaction to Sputnik did cause education spending to go up in the US:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…..cation_Act

            And caused the building of more ICBMs…

            1. The answer is that such things can also be accomplished through brute force if you have someone willing to break a few eggs.

              1. In the case of the Soviet space program it was because Khruschev realized the propaganda value of spaceflight before the US did and supported Korolev’s plans whereas the US wasn’t really interested in Von Braun’s plans until Sputnik. JFK realized the propaganda value of Apollo to defeat the Soviet space propaganda. Since then though the propaganda value of spaceflight has seriously declined hence the current state of manned spaceflight…

                1. And the military spinoffs from space tech.

            2. “was done by a totalitarian communist state while Reason claims that new technology is either a sign of or caused by a free society.”

              Citation?? I’ve been lax on reading Reason today but I’ve not seen any Reason things on tech that say any such thing.

              “Mocking their overly optimistic views on technology…”

              You mean to say “Mocking their overly optimistic views on the discovery of technology…” then, because otherwise it makes you sound like you’re just a bitching Luddite.

              “Well the reaction to Sputnik did cause education spending to go up in the US:
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…..cation_Act

              And caused the building of more ICBMs…”

              Also makes you sound like a bitching Luddite. OMG stop using GPS, it might cause a government somewhere to overreact and build weapons in response!!

              1. OMG stop using GPS, it might cause a government somewhere to overreact and build weapons in response!!

                You do know the GPS satellites are operated by the US Air Force?

    4. Just like your mom, while both are horrible, they can cull the weak. One does it by starvation and gulag and the other does it by infection and shame.

      1. Reason always go on about how new technology is either caused by or causes a free society. This is rather simplistic when looking at the Soviet space program or the Nazi TV service or North Korean internet…

        1. AFAIK It’s never been said that ONLY free societies create new technologies, but that free societies are much more efficient and effective at creating new technologies.

        2. I don’t know about Reason’s take, but, simply put, any individual or group can make some sort of new technology. The difference is that when a government does it it does so generally without consideration towards profit, where private parties tend to have at least some notion of marketing the resulting creation.

          Governments take money out of the economy and spend it on things people might not actually want, committing two sins; wasting the money on crap and preventing it from being used for something people actually want. Private parties have to make money through free trade to survive, so they are heavily incentivized to make things or do things people want to pay for.

          Sometimes governments create technology that is useful and desired, but believing that that proves that governments are good at, say, building rockets, is falling victim to the “is-ought” fallacy.

  17. Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.

    The Clinton Foundation responds

  18. Need to Land a Plane? In Australia, They Break Out the Toilet Paper

    “It doesn’t happen often, but when there’s no flares, we set fire to dunny rolls,” said Mr. Cobden, 51, using the bush vernacular for toilet paper.

    Melanie Smith, the manager of a roadhouse at the huge Canobie cattle station in Queensland, explained how it’s done: “You soak the toilet rolls in diesel, put them in empty pineapple or coffee tins and line 30 of them up,” she said.

    1. Sounds like Santa Paula airport in SoCal.

      1. What is with the three levels of parentheses?

        1. You need to read more Stormfront.

          1. Nobody needs to read Stormfront.

            1. Apparently Homple does. That poor naive goy… uhh… boy.

              1. Found it. My first thought it was an inside joke about Polish Notation or something.

                Sheesh.

                1. All the cool yids… uhhh… kids know about this.

          2. Not Stormfront, The Right Stuff.

      2. We don’t have anything fancy like coffee tins.

    2. I believe that’s something the US military uses. Toilet paper rolls soaked in diesel.

      1. That’s to clean your asshole after an MRE shit.

    3. using the bush a common Australian vernacular for toilet paper

      FIFY: You’re welcome New York Times

      1. Coincidentally, ‘Using the bush’ is common vernacular for Winston’s Mom.

    4. John McClane wishes he knew this in Die Hard 2.

  19. Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.

    Now they’re just trolling us.

  20. 3-time NBA Champion Lebron James endorses Hillary Clinton.

    Oh, ok, that Lebron James.

  21. Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.

    Didn’t they also order daily fantasy sites to stop operating in NY? COINCIDENCE?

  22. ?The U.S. has suspended talks with Russia to try to bring a peace agreement to Syria, over the Russian military’s reported involvement with the bombardment of Aleppo.

    But Barry assured me he worked everything out with Putin! Next you’ll tell me that Assad didn’t actually hand over all of his chemical weapons.

    1. If Assad has any chemical weapons, I think it’s pretty clear that he never used them.

  23. http://circa.com/politics/issu…..nt-surgery

    Pentagon is now paying for sex change operations. We don’t have the money to replace broken equipment or take care of the wounded, but we can pay for this.

    Fuck reason and anyone else who buys into this bullshit. It is just fucking disgraceful.

    1. Fuckin why not??

      I mean the US Military wasted enough money to give every homeless American a mansion on a project to make a plane that ultimately doesn’t even work well or better then our old planes.

      When US military sex changes start costing us trillions of dollars and switches the patients to the wrong gender, then it might get to rank up in the top 10 bigger issues when it comes to pentagon waste.

      1. So you because you are butt hurt about something, we should just give everything away and not give a fuck.

        That is good thinking there Tiger. Everything is about you and whatever butt hurt 15 year old political grudge you have.

        1. Pareto, John. Pareto.

      2. And yes, Trannies are fucking sacred. We know that.

        1. I don’t give a fuck about them, but bitching about small expenditures when the big shit is still out there isn’t helpful.

          OMG THEY MIGHT WASTE MONEY ON THE TRANZ THOUGH!!

          Yeah?? Okay, that get’s to be a valid concern once it starts being even remotely as wasteful as the other more destructive Pentagon projects.

          John!! You’re pet concern isn’t REMOTELY as wasteful as the shit the Pentagon does on a daily basis!! I get that because OMG TRANZ you think THIS expense is somehow MORE significant, but it’s really SMALL comparatively and there’s plenty of other MORE IMPORTANT concerns about Pentagon spending then your tiny, insignificant pet concern.

          Again, I get it, because it’s TRANZ it has you more butthurt about it than other spending, but it still ain’t more important than the countless other stupid projects that you don’t seem to care as much about. Why the fuck should I give a fuck about YOUR butthurt pet concerns when there’s much bigger shit to get outraged over??

          1. Of course it is not the largest. It is however symbolic of a larger rot of people who view the military as a way to further their social ends rather than fight wars.

            And if you don’t care about trannies, you are not a libertarian. Trannies is all Libertarians seem to care about these days.

          2. The Army gives put boob jobs, too. For some reason, it’s considered a good idea to have doctors/surgeons who are experienced and up-to-date in a wide range of disciplines.

            But it’s probably just trannies ruining America again.

            1. To my knowledge they only give them in special circumstances, because it’s necessary for reconstructive surgery. The doctors need practice. It is most definitely not an open elective procedure like the sex change proposal.

    2. Which part is bullshit?

      I’d say that if someone thinks they need a sex change, they probably don’t belong in the military just now. And it’s far from clear that sex change surgery is the best way to deal with people’s gender identity problems. So I’m with you on saying the military shouldn’t be doing sex change surgery.

      I will call BS on “we don’t have the money”… The military has plenty of money to do all that shit. It just gets spent in the wrong places. I don’t buy for a minute that the military doesn’t have enough money. Maybe bad priorities, but they have more than enough money.

    1. “The story of how Little House?one of the most beloved series of books in American history?entwined itself with the growth of free-market conservatism is one of the most dramatic, and little-appreciated, examples of the way literature can shape national politics.”
      So what are kids reading today instead of Little House?

        1. Which is not completely absence of government and the State, but at least a bit schepitcal (or however they pronounce it) of the unalloyed good of the State and its apparati.

          1. schepitcal (or however they pronounce it)

            Nailed it.

          2. Order of the Phoenix in particular seemed very libertarian to me.

      1. Actually, I think Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and company) is the hot thing now, although anything Potter related still gets attention.

    2. In elementary school, all the guys thought the older sister was the hottest.. but for some reason, I wanted me some half-pint.

    1. I never thought I’d see the media this desperate to discredit the libertarian candidate.

      1. It is the best part of Gasy Jasy’s presidential bid – he matters. Libertarians matter.

        1. By that reasoning fiscal conservatives matter because of all the attacks on them…

            1. Fiscal conservatives have been attacked by the left for decades and they have done jack shit.

      2. This means that he’s pulling votes from people who would otherwise vote for Clinton.

    2. At the end of the meeting, Ingle said, Johnson revealed the one position on which he would hold firm: The state’s budget should not grow. And if legislation to do so passed, the new governor added, “I will veto it.”

      … that makes him better than 90% of elected politicians

    3. I believe I predicted a few months ago that the MSM would turn against Gary if he ever started to take votes from Hillary and I was right alas…

    4. As Ingle asked Johnson questions about his agenda, Ingle said, Johnson’s most common refrain was, “I don’t know.”

      Wow! You’d almost think he was responding to an FBI inquiry about mishandling classified information…

  24. Encourage Female & Minority Populations to Serve in Career Fields that Lack Diversity

    Provide Unconscious Bias Training Materials Prior to Key Career Events

    You know, up until now I held out hope that my employer was somewhat insulated from some of the most extreme social trends out there. I mean, sure I’ve watched them knee-jerk on the “epidemic” of sexual assault of the military by creating new offices and new positions to join in the witch hunt, and by pushing cases to trial that lack even the most basic evidentiary support, only to unsurprisingly fail via aquittal. But this really concerns me, just in sheer pervasiveness. It’s like they have no idea the amount of unintended consequences these will bring. And when all these initiatives don’t bear fruit and minorities don’t flock to the military en masse, will they reevaluate? Nope, just double-down.

    1. Wait, I thought in all branches of the military, with the except of the Marines, minorities were over-represented as compared to the demographics of the nation. And with the Marines, the percentage of Blacks (11%) was only 1 percent lower than the percentage of Blacks in the entire U.S. population (12%).

      1. The Marines are obviously racist

      2. Yeah, but they’re not over-represented in all the *right* career fields. Hell, no one cares that every other supply troop I run across is black, but HOLY SHIT all the pilots are white!!eleventy! Gotta do something!

        1. I actually had General Lundy give a speech to a bunch of pilots that we have too many white men applying. I guess you can’t get to the top without becoming a shameless politician.

      3. The Army is slightly over-represented in whites and slightly under-represented by Hispanics.

        Blacks are generally even, but only because nearly 40% of females are black.

    2. “You! Private! Sign this form!”

      “Sir, I’m not a woman…”

      “Are you sassing me, private? You’re a transgendered woman as of now, do you understand?”

      “Sir, yes, sir!” [signs]

      1. You laugh. On my second enlistment (I got out after my first and came back in a couple years later) my recruiter put me down as white-hispanic to make a quota. And that was back in 1996.

        I’m not white hispanic – I’m white-white. Wonder bread walks by and goes ‘who’s that cracker’ when it sees me.

  25. “Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.”

    It came with a note that read:

    Don’t fuck with us, Donnie.

    H.

    PS: Nice family you got there.

    1. Don’t make us be the bad guy Donnie.

  26. Gun control is bull! Love this guy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck0jZZHjJJo

    1. Gary Johnson ad when I clicked the link lol

  27. Congress approves a bill for the victims of involuntary sterilization who are receiving compensation payments for what was done to them. Under the bill, the compensation payments won’t count when determining one’s eligibility for federal aid.

  28. Fellow Reasonites, think your ramblings here mean nothing? Trump is currently giving a speech and just repeated one of my comments from last week almost word for word. Coincidence? Probably.

    Any libertarian or conservative candidate for office could hardly do better than have staff reviewing these comments for talking points.

    1. Trump got all his nickname skills from Mike M.

      1. What if Trump is Mike M.?!?

        1. You just blew my mind.

        2. No more unlikely than Tony being Chapman.

      2. Yeah, I just remarked to my wife while listening to Trump “Hell, he is just doing stand-up comedy now.” Then he parroted what appeared to be my comment from last week. My wife spit her afternoon coffee out of her nose.

        1. Which comment, S?

          And here’s hoping that if they are scanning H & R for material, they do not accidentally cut and paste any SugarFree joints.

          1. I am hoping they do.

          2. Somebody please tweet SugarFree’s blog URL @TheRealDonaldTrump.

            1. I’ve got a link to his Warty Hugeman story blog. I hesitate to ask, but is there another one?

              1. There are multiple stories on that blog, sort of like a Lovecraft compilation. *shudders at the thought of an elder one reading that blog

              2. Behold the madness inducing zone of non-Euclidian geometries!!!!

                http://hrsugarfree.blogspot.com/

                Amusingly, my work’s new web filter to prevent people from getting to highly inappropriate content has no problem with it.

                1. Thanks, T. I think.

                  I just hadn’t noticed any recent updates on the Hugeman blog. But I haven’t exactly gone spelunking there, either.

    2. People quote me all the time all over the world.

        1. Hello.

    3. Trump is currently giving a speech and just repeated one of my comments from last week almost word for word.

      Was it the one about Robby’s hair?

    4. I mean, its kind of an infinite monkeys, Shakespeare thing.

      1. Yeah, thats what I figure too. Still, he misses so many slow pitches right over the plate he had to get that one from someone else.

    5. “My friends, let me tell you about this one time Hillary was alone with Huma…”

      “Boss, for God’s sake, not that one!”

      1. I imagine him just stream of conciousness rambling off one of SF’s slashfics about the hat and the hair…

    6. Are you expecting us to listen to the speech and try to find it? Enough false modesty, out with it, man!

    7. Trump is currently giving a speech and just repeated one of my comments from last week almost word for word.

      “Please SugarFree Don’t Hurt ‘Em”?

  29. I recall that I have suggested that Raimondo and his ilk have a sort of libertarian Stalinist foreign policy and what do you know I am right:

    http://original.antiwar.com/Ju…..ne-country

    Well at least GILMORE can see that “libertarian foreign policy” is explicitly about “American foreign policy” to the exclusion of all others…

  30. Ohio is set to resume the death penalty

    And not a moment too soon. Are they taking reservations or do I have to just go stand in line and hope I get lucky?

  31. So what is US policy towards Syria? Defeat Assad and ISIS at the same time by supporting the moderate Rebels (only moderate when compared to ISIS) and hope that Putin will allow it?

    1. The Obama administration’s policy, as far as I can tell, is to sit quietly and let Trump make grandiose pronouncements, instruct the media to criticize his terrible plans, but not actually do anything one way or the other.

      Also, something to do with red lines.

    2. So what is US policy towards Syria?

      Optimizing the worst possible outcome for US interests, consisting of:

      (a) Assad stays in power after we vowed he would not.
      (b) The Russians gain power and influence.
      (c) Radical Islamists do a diaspora from Syria and destabilize other countries.
      (d) The Turks butcher the Kurds.

    3. The three rules for getting involved in another country’s civil war:
      1. Don’t get involved in another country’s civil war.
      2. If you ignore #1, choose a side
      3. Make sure your side wins

      US Policy in Syria is breaking all three rules. We don’t really like any of the belligerent parties, so we’re just endlessly prolonging the war by making sure none of them ever secures sufficient victory to be able to force an end.

  32. Goodlatte Presses Justice Department on Secret Agreements with Top Clinton Advisors

    Why did the FBI agree to destroy the laptops of top Clinton advisors, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, after concluding its search? Like many things about this case, new information about “side agreements” made during the Clinton email investigation raises more questions than answers. Continuing to press DOJ for the truth.

    1. The fix was in on this “investigation” from the beginning.

      We also learned recently that Barry himself was communicating classified information with Hillary over the server, using a pseudonym. If Hillary went down, she would absolutely have dragged him with her.

  33. Former George W. Bush Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff endorses Hillary Clinton

    Michael Chertoff, who served as George W. Bush’s secretary of Homeland Security during his second term in office, told Bloomberg News that the Democratic nominee “has good judgment and a strategic vision how to deal with threats that face us.”

    1. Prog heads start to explode in 3, 2, 1…

    2. Is this some kind of clever ruse?

    3. Hillary is a Neocon after all.

  34. Catholics Don’t Have To Be Commies

    There’s a new ? and unnervingly popular ? hard-left movement among disgruntled, “orthodox” Catholic Millennials who resent having to leave school and look for a job. That movement now has a manifesto. It calls itself “Tradinista,” mashing together (as if they were remotely compatible) “traditional” Catholicism with Sandinista economics and politics. You’ll see this new movement recommended in the once-free market First Things magazine, earnestly discussed by Ross Douthat of the New York Times, and tweeted about incessantly by 20-somethings from the depths of their parents’ basements.

    Article goes on to refute the above.

    1. Nonsense!! When Jesus said “give to the poor” he clearly implied “steal shit from other people, take a cut of it, and then give some of it to the poor after the proper bureaucratic channels have all taken their cuts”

      1. I will only give to charity if i and everyone else are forced to do so at gunpoint. That’s progress!

    2. Even by the tightest standards of Jesus and the early Christians’ behaviors, communitarianism != communism. Also, “him that will not work shall not eat” is just about the exact opposite of “from him with the greatest ability to him with the greatest need”.

  35. Judge Declares Payday Lender Owes Feds $1.2billion: Defrauded Customers

    A federal judge in Nevada said professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and several of his companies owe $1.27 billion to the Federal Trade Commission after systematically deceiving payday lending customers about the cost of their loans.

    In a decision late on Friday, Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the federal court in Las Vegas, Nevada said Tucker was “specifically aware” that customers often did not understand the terms of their loans, and was at least “recklessly indifferent” toward how those loans were marketed.

    I don’t really know anything about the case; i do recall Reason has in the past written about defending payday lending and other “high-risk”/”high-fee financial services” fo’ the po’-folk. That while the rates are absurdly high, the amounts are small, and enables a great deal of flexibility for people living check-to-check, etc. I don’t know if there’s a particular libertarian angle, other than so long as its not fraud, there’s nothing inherently wrong w/ it.

    The judge says its fraud in this case.

    Which makes me wonder what would happen if you held municipalities and their junk-bonds to the same standard….

    1. I support the right for payday lenders to exist, but apparently upset a lot of people on here when I called them scum.

      1. I feel the same way about politicians.

        1. I am willing to consider banning politicians.

          1. Meh, I feel the same way about elective abortion providers

      2. It’s almost as though you can hate something, avoid it, and hope that no one else uses it without forcing the country to adopt your worldview whether they agree with you or not?

        No, no, that can’t be right…

      3. I feel the same way about tow truck drivers.

    2. The judge says its fraud in this case.

      I’m not sure how giving money to the FTC addresses this fraud.

      1. Yeah, that makes me wonder too.

        Its the opposite of punitive damges in a civil suit. Why should the plaintiff get those? Why should the lawyer get a cut.

      2. Nobody is really worried about addressing the fraud, the government is just pissed they didn’t get their vigor.

        1. the government is just pissed they didn’t get their vigor

          They might want to go after Pfizer instead, if they’re looking for vigor.

    3. If it really was fraud, then I have no objection to shutting them down.

      If its “they must not have understood it because I think the terms are so bad nobody would sign up if they understood it”, then I don’t think its fraud.

  36. Police: Protecting Us From Death-Clowns, and the Teens Who Hire Them

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) ? Authorities say a 13-year-old girl in Virginia and a 14-year-old boy in Houston have been charged with crimes related to recent reports of scary clowns appearing in several states.

    Hampton, Virginia, police said in a news release Monday that the girl asked a person posing as a clown on social media to kill one of her teachers.

    The girl has been charged with one count of threatening to kill by electronic message.

    The Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston says the boy used the image of a clown to threaten a school. He is charged with making a terroristic threat.

    1. How do you kill someone with an electronic message?

      1. Dude, you need to see Scanners.

        1. or maybe it wasn’t scanners. there was a movie in the same period where you could kill people through the TV. i’m drawing a blank. That, or someone is trying to erase my brain. (adjusts tinfoil)

          1. Videodrome?

    2. So clowns are this year’s Slenderman?

    1. A final decision on whether to add the insects to the government’s list of threatened species is expected within about a year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said

      Insects on the endangered/threatened species lists. That’ll reverse climate change!

      A final decision on whether to add the insects to the government’s list of threatened species is expected within about a year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said

      We didn’t know about them yesterday, but it’s imperative we act now!

      They’re indicative of the health of the alpine community

      Just because you say it’s so, does not make it so.

    2. Aren’t insects, like, millions if not billions of years old? Like, is this shit for real?

      1. I think the typical lifespan of an insect is less than a year.

    3. They are totally going to include insects, because of the vast increase in their power that will result.

      Even more amusing: we apparently haven’t even identified a big percentage of the insects on this planet. Around 10,000 new species of animals, mostly insects, are categorized every year. Over 90,000 identified species of insects live in the US.

      Can you imagine the unholy clusterfuck that will ensue from protecting “endangered” insects? The EPA can, and it makes them diamond-hard.

    4. Including insects means not a single damn thing will ever get a building permit again.

    5. With enforced borders between Canada and the US those insects won’t be able to migrate to a colder climate.

  37. The engineer of last week’s fatal train crash in Hoboken, N.J. says he can’t remember the moment of impact.

    Uhm, you might want to revise this sentence. ‘Then engineer *of* . . . ‘ – you’re saying he planned and caused the crash deliberately.

    ‘The engineer *in* . . . ‘ is a little more clear. ‘The *train engineer in* . . . ‘ is even better.

    Unless you *are* saying he deliberately planned the crash.

    1. You are Nikki.

      1. YESSSSS! I have been noticed!

        1. Do you think your existence is aggression since you did not consent to being conceived or born or not thrown into a dumpster while a newborn?

          1. Yes. However, I have since retroactively consented to that act of aggression thereby making the issue moot.

      2. Don’t say that name, lest it returns to be once again, the most insufferable person on the boards.

    2. I’m wicha, Aga.

      As phrased, “engineer of last week’s fatal train crash” implies at a minimum that he set up the crash.

  38. “Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately.”

    This is the same New York State Attorney General Jack and Ace champions–the one that’s going after the oil companies for fraud because they aren’t climate alarmists.

    Plus, it’s October Surprise season.

    If this Attorney General isn’t indulging in some partisan hackery and masquerading masquerading it as justice, then the burden is on him to prove otherwise.

    Every time I think I don’t want Trump to win, they just pull me back into it all over again.

    Lord Jesus almighty above the angels, please make Donald Trump the President of the United States. I know he’s not your favorite guy, but the enemies of all that’s good and holy will shit plaid Twinkies if he wins.

    And if you can’t do that, for whatever reason, precious Jesus, can you at least give Hillary some kind of cancer and make it spread throughout her body? Something painful like bone cancer or dramatic like brain cancer, maybe make her incontinent in time for the next debate . . . but for goodness sake, do something!

  39. Democrats getting so desperate they’re even sending people out to attack Joe Biden:

    Stop Pining for Joe Biden

  40. Just got to Dr’s office and the first thing I see is an issue of The Advocate with a pic of hillary on the cover. The caption says #winner.

    I think I’m gonna ask for a dosage increase for my xanax.

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