States Make 1.25 Million Drug-Possession Arrests Annually, Ohio Swinging Seriously Clinton, Johnson Gets 14 Percent In Utah: A.M. Links

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    The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are calling on the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs in a new report showing state law enforcement agencies make more than 1.25 million drug-possession arrests annually. "Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use," Tess Borden, the report's author, said.

  • A new Ohio poll shows Hillary Clinton with a nine-point lead over Donald Trump.
  • Gary Johnson is now polling at 14 percent in Utah, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied at 26 percent and independent candidate Evan McMullin at 22 percent.
  • WikiLeaks "isn't going down without a fight." But does anyone care?
  • Chris Hayes: "If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying, 'I really like to rape women.' You would continue to endorse him?" U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): "I'd consider it."
  • The future of pro-life activism? According to Slate, it's "young, female, secular, and 'feminist.'"

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  1. According to Slate, it’s “young, female, secular, and ‘feminist.'”

    Sure, they’d love that.

    1. Hello.

      “WikiLeaks has isn’t going down without a fight.” But does anyone care?”

      Oh, will you pay your interns $15/hr already?

    2. “young, female, secular, and feminist”

      HAWT

  2. 246) Remember last year, the worst fire season for acres burned in the United States ever, ever, ever? (Well, since the laughably recent time when we began keeping records, i.e. 1960.) Remember how that was evidence of global warming? (A quick Google search reveals both the USA Today and the Washington Post, among others, had articles along those lines.) Well, this year?despite being the sixth consecutive year of drought in Cailfornia? the fire season has been well below average. So is that evidence that global warming is over?

    If you poke around on that site, you can find a table for “Total Wildland Fires and Acres (1960-2015).” The main pattern I can see is that a really mild year for fires will be followed by a really bad year. Also, there is a notable uptick in acreage burned starting in the 1980s, which I believe is when the US Forest Service gave up its decades-long policy of actively suppressing fires that weren’t near residential areas. (OK, just checked Wikipedia: “In 1978, the Forest Service abandoned the [previous] policy in favor of a new policy that encouraged the use of wildland fire by prescription.”)

    1. Look. The game is simple. Once department of something, something is established, its bureaucrats will stop at nothing to keep it going even when the time has long passed to shut it down.

      To borrow from Chief High Cheek Bones Warren, ‘it’s rigged!’

      1. You know who else said something was rigged?

          1. I was going to correct the winner with ‘Hitler’. But you ruined it.

        1. This whole election has been rigged for her pleasure.

        2. Eric Alterman

        3. Any shipyard worker?

        4. Dennis Connor?

        5. Ed Asner?

      2. She doesn’t believe in freely giving, much less freely lending.

    2. I would imagine that at least part of the reason bad fire years are often followed by relatively quiet years is because the places most ready to burn are already burned.

    3. California has a water mismanagement problem, not a true drought problem. It’s like they took advice from Hugo Chavez on how to distribute the water supply.

      1. Fish first, farmers never.

        1. I think it’s more like Fish First, Farmers Second, Everyone Else Can Have What’s Left and Pay for The First Two

          1. That’s? not entirely inaccurate.

            If you change it to everyone else pays for the fish’s water and subsidizes the farmer’s water, it’d be damn close to 100% accurate.

        2. And they never seem to wonder how the damned smelt survived drought years before humans built dams.

      2. Well, you can’t get to a socialist paradise without the state centrally mismanaging essential resources.

    4. That’s like pointing out the media shit storm a few years back over the “record number of named Storms occurring before the official start of hurricane season,” that was also supposed to be conclusive proof that global warming was going to loose upon us an endless parade of super storms that would flood the eastern United States up to Chicago.

    5. ^This, is awesome info! Thank you much. I can’t wait for this to come up when my lil prog friend (acquaintance) has one of her gw meltdowns.

      Fuel for the fire my man, fuel for the fire.

  3. Chris Hayes: “If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying, ‘I really like to rape women.’ You would continue to endorse him?” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): “I’d consider it.”

    I think even Trump could resist answering a no-win hypothetical question.

    1. Seriously, why even answer it? “If Donald Trump was raping your mom and sister in front of you, would you still vote for him?”

      1. “If Donald Trump was raping your mom and sister in front of you, would you they still vote for him?”

        1. If it was Bill Clinton, it seems the answer would a loud and joyful, YES!

        2. I just watched
          this South Park episode last night coincidentally.

    2. Look, people who make their careers in politics are not that smart.

    3. Depends. Just audio? No.

    4. Would people continue to watch Chris Hayes if his show was just him on a stage fucking sheep? Well, would they?

    5. Can Johnson?

    6. “Well, Chris, if there were credible accusations that Bill Clinton actually committed rape and Hillary tried to cover it up and attack his accusers, would you still support Hillary Clinton?”

    7. Hey Chris Hayes, If Hillary Clinton’s family took millions of dollars from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State, and had dealings with those same governments, would you still vote for her?

      …oh wait…

    8. If a tape came out showing Hillary actually accepting a briefcase full of cash from a foreign dictator and then promising to deliver on certain promises when she becomes President, would the press continue supporting her? Probably.

  4. Gary Johnson is now polling at 14 percent in Utah

    McMullin is stealing his votes!!!

    1. It looks like McMullin has a real shot of winning Utah. It would be hilarious if a candidate who’s only on the ballot in a few states actually prevented anyone from getting to 270. The end result would be Hillary winning, but that’s the likely result even if Gary manages to get any electoral votes, so probably the best we can hope for is to at least deprive her of an election-night victory speech.

      1. Baring a gigantic House shift, Hillary cant win an election thrown to the House.

        1. Given the number of Republicans repudiating Trump recently, with some outright saying to vote for Hillary, I wouldn’t be so certain. It also looks like 12% are still undecided in this poll, though, so Gary could still have a shot if the “protest vote” folks can be convinced he actually has SOME chance of being elected by the House (certainly more than McMullin, in any case).

        2. It’s understandable that people aren’t familiar with the process for the House electing the president since it’s only happened once and that was 192 years ago, so the process bears repeating. If no one gets 270 (highly unlikely at this point, even if a 3rd party candidate wins Utah), then the House chooses from the top 3 electoral vote recipients (they can’t bring in an outside choice) and the House votes by state delegation such that each state gets 1 vote (all states have equal electoral power). The state delegations to the House are 33 R – 14 D – 3 split, so in the unlikely event it goes to the House the Republicans will decide to either give it to Trump or whoever takes 3rd place.

      2. McMullin’s not going to win Utah, even taking into consideration the Mormon mafia running the state and his CIA connections. Johnson won’t either, but there’s a real possibility that Hillary could steal the state if both peel off enough votes from Trump. I don’t see it happening, but I won’t be surprised if it does.

        1. Ummm, McMullin is just two points behid both Clinton and Trump in the latest poll. It’s a conservative fstate full of mormons. Hillary is wildly unpopular, and Trump just offended the Mormons with the pussy grabbing thing. They want someone else. A third party candidate can win there.

  5. U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): “I’d consider it.”

    Nailed by a ridiculous (or is it?) hypothetical.

    1. Both…it is Chris Hayes.

    2. Yes, he was raped..err..raked over the coals, there, Fist of Considerate.

    3. This reminds me of something on ESPN FC, of all places. They were talking about a coach giving an interview, and said something along the lines of ‘During an interview, a coach never answers the questions asked, he just says what he wants the interviewer and the public to know.’

      The Republicans REALLY need to learn this lesson.

      1. Maybe the Honorable Mr. Farenthold thought that the public needed to know?

        Killary is soooo bad…

        I’d vote for a rapist.

  6. Feminist Learns She’s Attracted to Men She Despises
    …As a feminist writer, I understand that these behaviors denote male entitlement and indicate that he might not respect women. And yet, I was turned on. I have always been attracted to dominant men….

    1. Are dominant and entitled the same thing? I think it’s entirely possible to be a dominant man without being a jackass.

      1. Nope, no difference, there’s feminists and The Other, that’s the only relevant distinction.

    2. I just find it amazing how middling minds have large platforms like the WaPo to express their vapid views.

  7. Feminist PhD Candidate: Science Is Sexist Because It’s Not Subjective
    …Initial exploration of the STEM syllabi in this study did not reveal overt references to gender, such as through the use of gendered pronouns. However, upon deeper review, language used in the syllabi reflects institutionalized STEM teaching practices and views about knowledge that are inherently discriminatory to women and minorities by promoting a view of knowledge as static and unchanging, a view of teaching that promotes the idea of a passive student, and by promoting a chilly climate that marginalizes women….

    1. We discussed this a couple weeks ago. It seems like it may even have been you that brought it up, Johnny. If you’re going to post the same article multiple times, please stick to your Golden Girls theme.

      1. I reposted for the slow people, like you.

        1. That reminds me, Johnny, here’s that picture of you that you asked me about earlier.

          1. Damn…a how-not-to-get-laid t-shirt.

        2. Check out doctorrandomercam. An MRA that’s a riot.

        3. Johnny, you’re the expert, is “just grabbing them by the pussy” as successful as Trump thinks?

    2. What we need, is to throw away all this white male heteronormative science and begin anew with a body of diverse knowledge with vibrant scientists examining the universe as it ought to be seen, through the perspective of queer transgender midget Muslims of color.

      1. You know, I would think SJWs might like modern physics. Just apply the Heisenberg Principle to the gender of newborns and you can see where I’m going with this.

        1. But once you actually observe the gender, it’s all over.

          1. There will be some trial and error in the process of developing techniques to circumcise the baby without actually looking at or otherwise detecting the penis.

    3. My wife’s a PhD in Science Ed. This is a real thing, and it’s both ridiculous and horrifying in equal parts. Let me just say that if your plan for STEM education is based on the idea that there are no objective facts and that the identity of the learner fundamentally changes the reality of the thing that is learned please let me know ahead of time because I’m not going to be the first person on your spaceship to Mars.

    4. It’s really nothing new. People have been applying this sort of feminist theory to sciences for a long time.

      1. I wouldn’t elevate it to the status of an actual theory.

        1. Well, that’s what it’s called. No one said it was a good theory.

          1. It’s not falsifiable, so it can pound sand.

    5. They are going to drag us kicking and screaming to a dreadful “Age of Un-Reason”

  8. “WikiLeaks has isn’t going down without a fight.”

    Well, I have no idea what that means.

  9. It’s very hard for outside entrants to come in and disrupt our business simply because we’re so regulated. We hear people in our industry talk about the regulation, and they talk about it with a sigh about the burdensome of regulation. But in fact in some cases the burdensome regulation acts as a bit of a moat around our business.

    — Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs
    http://www.nationalreview.com/…..or&tid=897

    1. “Progressive” regulations are often just the medieval guild system rebranded.

      1. I tell dumb fucking proggie who hate corporations that those same corporations love regulations because it keeps the little guy out. They have no idea how to process that.

        1. Yeah, same here. In my experience, when I say that, the Proggies don’t process it. They just screech EEEEVULLLL!!! ONE PERCENTERS!!!! Pay Your Fair Share!!!! They must by paying you off!!!

        2. Ask: Is it any coincidence that the industries that spend the most money lobbying politicians are also the most highly regulated?

          1. There is a feedback loop going on. If you were in charge of a large company in a highly regulated industry, you’d make damn sure you had the ear of the legislators just to make sure they didn’t put you out of business with some half baked idea.

            1. That dumb canard lefties used to bat around about government being the only thing big enough to stand up to corporations has it backward, or at least perpendicular. They’re propping each other up.

            2. “There is a feedback loop going on. If you were in charge of a large company in a highly regulated industry, you’d make damn sure you had the ear of the legislators just to make sure they didn’t put you out of business with some half baked idea.”

              Microsoft famously ignored that lesson and almost got carved up like a Thanksgiving Turkey. They quickly bought a platoon of lobbyists.

    2. Feature, not bug.

  10. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are calling on the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs…

    They just endorsed Johnson!

    1. Decriminalize is better than nothing, I guess. But it is also the enemy of getting it right. If we go “decriminalize” nationally, where it is still illegal but you don’t get a felony for simple possession but you still can’t sell or distribute… we still have a dysfunctional black market.

      The correct answer is to have intoxicants be a legal category of products, subject to the same product safety checks as other consumables. That way we would get real research into safer and better ways to get high, and we’d have cheap, reliable and safe drugs available at Walgreen’s and your local liquor store.

      The tendency to induce addiction would be a known side-effect, and could be researched and engineered out of products. 30 years down the road, we’d have a much better drug scene, with little problem with overdose and addiction issues that are more in the realm of gambling addictions than physical addictions we have with drugs like heroin.

      1. —–The tendency to induce addiction would be a known side-effect, and could be researched and engineered out of products.—–

        Are you sure about that? I wouldn’t think a business would spend a lot of effort trying to make it’s products less desirable.

        1. Don’t forget that most big business is now run by amoral Ivy League Progs.

        2. The tendency to induce addiction would be a known side-effect, and could be researched and engineered out of products.

          Sounds like we would have artificial surrogates, and the original would be made illegal again.

  11. http://dailycaller.com/2016/10…..eck-video/

    Bill Clinton calls Trump supporters “your standard redneck”. Remember when the Democrats were all about uniting the country? I am not sure making politics strictly about creating class and race hatred is going to turn out so well for anyone.

    1. I am not sure making politics strictly about creating class and race hatred is going to turn out so well for anyone.

      Says the guy voting for the populist windbag.

      1. Damn straight I am. Why should I vote for people who hate me? The difference between you and me is that you seem to want acceptance from these people. I don’t. I hold them in complete contempt. I love it that Trump is a populist, vulgar windbag who offends their delicate sensibilities. These assholes have been offending my sensibilities with stupidity, ignorance and smugness for going on 30 years now.

        We need a whole lot of populism. We need sweep these people out of their positions and let them die broke living in trailer parks. At this point, i would support electing the president and congress by national lottery. There is no way it would not be an improvement.

        1. At this point, i would support electing the president and congress by national lottery.

          John 2020!

          1. Look at the guy in the last debate in the red sweeter. They fucked up and let a normal human being in to ask a question. Tell me he wouldn’t be an improvement as President over what we have or any of the options available. At least he would try to do the right thing.

            1. I saw that…erm…sweeter…John. “Normal,” is pushing it a tad, no?

              1. It takes all kinds. And he is “normal” compared to your average Washington Journalist or hill rat. We are grading on a pretty generous curve here Groovus. This is Washington we are talking about. It is Aspy city man.

                1. Fair enough.

            2. Oh, I agree with you.

        2. Use your aggressive feelings boy, let the hate flow through you. //Emperor Trump

          The fact that you can’t see that Trump is equally contemptuous of his supporters is just sad.

          1. No Geoff, what is sad is people like you who are terrified of being seen as intolerant or not of the proper class. The funny thing is that I am a member of the elite. I have a ton of degrees and should be one of the people appalled by Trump. I am not because I feel no need to fit in with my own kind.

            I have never met Trump, so I really can’t say what he thinks of people. Maybe you have or can. Ultimately, I really don’t care. I don’t vote for politicians hoping they like me. Maybe you do. I am sure Gary Johnson loves you in a deep personal way that someone like me could never understand. That is really not what I am looking for, however.

            And I really enjoy looking down my nose at people like you. I really do. I dislike snobs and posers because in many ways I am the ultimate snob and consider few people worthy of the privilege.

            1. You are a treat, John. Never change.

              1. He truly is the hero we need.

            2. John, if you’re entire raison d’?tre is simply pissing off the people you hate, then sure, voting for Trump is logical. You’re clearly a smart, educated guy that knows Trump is full of shit as opposed to the sizable number of his supporters that are clinging to him because they desperately want their own strongman.

              That doesn’t, in of itself, make you a bad person, it just makes you kind of sad and pathetic. I absolutely refuse to let other people exist in my head so much that it drives me to support such a despicable person as Trump.

            3. should be one of the people appalled by Trump

              You being a functionary of the police state, I would suggest the opposite. You should be delighted at the job security and chance for even greater power.

            4. This is perfect in at least three different ways.

            5. The funny thing is that I am a member of the elite. I have a ton of degrees and should be one of the people appalled by Trump. I am not because I feel no need to fit in with my own kind.

              Please don’t take this the wrong way, but are you sure you’re not doing the same thing, just in reverse? It strikes me that your point here seems to be “screw the elites”. I’d be inclined to agree that sure, they have made a botch of a great deal. But, it seems your attack on people supporting Johnson isn’t particularly based on substance, but just as much a desire to be seen as one of the people aligned against elites.

          2. Seriously Moff, don’t you ever want to be subversive? There are few things more enjoyable than shocking people and holding views you are not supposed to hold, especially if you are someone of a certain education and social class. Supporting Trump has been wonderfully enjoyable and the shock and anger of people like you is mostly what has made it so.

            For claiming to love liberty, you guys are some of the most culturally conformist people I know.

            1. Seriously Moff, don’t you ever want to be subversive? There are few things more enjoyable than shocking people and holding views you are not supposed to hold, especially if you are someone of a certain education and social class

              Most people mature and outgrow this mindset in high school and college. It’s great to be who you are and to always question the powers that be but not to the point where you’re being a moron and are harming yourself.

              I sure as shit am not going to embrace the politics of white racial resentment and nationalism just to piss off a group of people I don’t like.

              You’re basically telling everyone they should proudly eat shit because eating shit ironically is cool or something.

              1. Most people mature and outgrow this mindset in high school and college.

                Citation needed and/or facts not in evidence.

            2. John is a hipster? That’s possibly the most shocking thing i’ve read in these comments ever.

            3. Seriously Moff, don’t you ever want to be subversive?

              What, and call down the wrath of your jackboot colleagues?

            4. Seriously Moff, don’t you ever want to be subversive?

              John is so cute, conflating irreverence with subversiveness.

              You piss off the hankie sniffers by being irreverent, John, by telling bawdy jokes and putting your elbows on the table. You piss off the jackboots by being subversive.

              Voting and pimping for Trump (or Hilary, for that matter) is just boorish and loutish.

              1. conflating irreverence with subversiveness.

                In the right environment, irreverence is subversive. I think political correctness provides such an environment.

                1. I think political correctness provides such an environment.

                  Thank god we’ve become sufficiently stick-up-the-ass-authoritarian for that definition to take hold.

                  The problem is that John thinks that voting for Trump makes him Groucho Marx. Someone needs to tell him it’s the wrong Marx.

                  1. Someone needs to tell him it’s the wrong Marx.

                    Harpo, right?

                    1. And by, “Harpo, right?” I mean it’s become literally impossible to tell when someone is comparing Trump to a clown and when they’re comparing him to a murderous serial-killer waiting in the woods to snatch up little kids.

                    2. No, dumbass, Gummo.

            5. Seriously Moff, don’t you ever want to be subversive? There are few things more enjoyable than shocking people and holding views you are not supposed to hold…

              But, don’t you see, that’s just as much giving up your own volition as voting for Hillary to fit in with the “smart set”. You’re simply doing a different form of conformism. I would think the right thing would be to vote based on who you think would be the best president without worrying a damn about what anyone else thinks.

        3. But John, how can sugafrei feel good about himself if cool people don’t like him?

          1. How can you feel safe without a big, strong Daddy to protect you?

        4. a populist, vulgar windbag who offends their delicate sensibilities.

          Do you know who else was a populist, vulgar windbag who offended delicate sensibilities?

          No, seriously, do you? Because that’s always worked out so well in the past.

        5. “Damn straight I am. Why should I vote for people who hate me? The difference between you and me is that you seem to want acceptance from these people. I don’t. I hold them in complete contempt. I love it that Trump is a populist, vulgar windbag who offends their delicate sensibilities. These assholes have been offending my sensibilities with stupidity, ignorance and smugness for going on 30 years now.”

          I’m waiting for you to realize that this is why the GOP performs abysmally (and the Democrats conversely perform very well) with a bunch of different demographics in this country. But if your previous commentary on the subject (and the opinion of conservatives/Republicans in general) is anything to go on, that’s actually all the result of Democratic propaganda and not at all the fault of the GOP themselves.

          The funny thing is your “stick it to the elites” attitude is also the exact same reason a bunch of people vote Democrat and/or hold left-wing views. You just have different conceptions of what constitutes “the elites.”

      2. Still, it’s funny that all the rednecks are voting for a New York bazillionaire, while all the NY effetes pine for the rule of an Arkansas sex-offender

        1. Same reason they supported a rich plantation owner in Andrew Jackson. There is no better way to stick it to the upper class than by finding one of their own to betray them.

      3. Says the guy voting for the populist windbag.

        Except that doesn’t make what he’s saying wrong. It might mean he has a blind spot to his own candidate doing the same thing. But, that doesn’t mean what he does see isn’t the case.

        Are you going to try to argue that the progressives, and the Democrats as a consequence, aren’t actively engaged in campaign of promoting racial, ethnic and class hostility? If so, I’d challenge you to give me a viable explanation of “mansplaining” or “cultural appropriation”.

    2. Well, Bill should know I guess.

      1. I mean, come on, the Clintons are Hill and Billy. WAKE UP SHEEPLE

      2. Yeah. Bill is the original no class skirt chasing redneck. The only difference between him and Trump is that Trump is from New York and was born with money and Bill is from Arkansas and was born with nothing.

        1. To be fair, that’s what happened with FDR, too. Hoover was the very definition of a self-made, bootstrap President. FDR was a silver-spoon-up-his-ass scion of the New York upper class. Logically, the working classes should have been more sympathetic to him than the snooty, full-of-himself FDR. But that’s not how they’re remembered in popular memory. Even if the Depression hadn’t happened, I’m hard-pressed to say that Hoover would have won re-election because FDR knew how to appeal to populist sensibilities and whip up anger against the nation’s elites.

    3. I am not sure making politics strictly about creating class and race hatred is going to turn out so well for anyone.

      We’ll see after Obama’s been doing the lecture circuit for a few years.

    4. Remember when the Democrats were all about uniting the country?

      Why should they care now? Dems have a very real chance of flipping Congress in addition to capturing the White House. They’re closing in the for the kill. There’s bound to be about as much uniting as BHO’s first term.

      1. They don’t have a chance at flipping Congress. I have seen no evidence of that. They are certainly not getting the House and are unlikely to get the Senate. Of course it is not like it matters, at this point a Democratic President will be able to do most of what they want, which is steal and make legal war on their enemies.

        1. She’s already hanging DJT’s heinous comments* around the necks of Republican congressmen, and Trump is doing the same with his potential loss. They’re both going bonkers suppressing Republican voters.

          *within the normal bounds of acceptable political commentary

          1. Color me skeptical. Honestly, other than getting a few jobs for Hill Rats, i don’t think the Democrats want the Congress anymore than the Republicans in Congress want the Presidency. Controlling both branches means they are responsible for something and that is just not something either of them want.

            More than anything, Hillary if she does win will enter office more distrusted and disliked than any President in history. No way is the public going to give her control of government. The more likely it looks that Hillary will win, the less chance the Democrats have of taking Congress as the public looks in horror at the possibility of her being President without Congress to at least try to check her.

            Good candidates are lucky to have coattails. Hillary is will go down as the most disliked person ever to win the presidency if she does. No amount of “but Trump likes pussy” is going to give her coattails or get the public to trust her a friendly Congress

            1. Now I’m imagining Hillary in a regency dress coat and it makes a lot of sense. She’s looks like an aging British navy captain, all slit-eyed and puckery.

              1. Great, now I’m picturing her as Charles Laughton’s Captain Bligh.

            2. How about 24/7 media pounding the “sexist Republican” meme for 4 or 8 years?

          2. “Dems take Congress” assumes Hillary has coattails. Unpopular candidates don’t have coattails. I’m not worried.

    5. “I am not sure making politics strictly about creating class and race hatred is going to turn out so well for anyone.”

      FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton, Obama, Hildog disagree.

    6. You know what’s amusing about this remark? I ran across a newly released book in B&N the other day that was talking about this very thing–how hatred of the white working/lower classes is not only the last acceptable prejudice, it’s one that’s been universal for decades. The irony is that its central thesis was written from an SJW perspective–that while it was important to continue to recognize “white privilege,” it’s also important to recognize the effects of “class privilege” as well.

      In short, Billy Jeff needs to check his privilege. He and his cackling bitch-hag of a wife have been granted social advantages solely due to their class standing. Is there any dispute that Bill Clinton the electrician wouldn’t have gotten away with being a sexual predator, or Hillary Clinton the GS-7 secretary wouldn’t have gotten away with spilling Top Secret information? They’ve been allowed to break the law because they’re part of the country’s social and economic elite, just like every other person in their class who breaks the law and gets away with it, from Hollywood pedophiles and sexual predators to bank executives who violate securities law.

      But Clinton wants people to believe that the country’s problem is Trump’s base is full of rednecks? Get the fuck out of here with that bullshit.

      1. Everyone has to have someone to feel superior too. It is just human nature. In our efforts to end prejudice we have created a society where one group, poor whites, are the designated inferior. That is fucked up and in some ways even more fucked up than it was before.

    7. Remember when the Democrats were all about uniting the country?

      No.

  12. Gary Johnson is now polling at 14 percent in Utah, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied at 26 percent.

    Ah, the 14% what? Uh… uh, what was that word? Did you say Utes?

    1. Everyone wants the Ute vote.

      1. Oh, excuse me. Utahns.

    2. “Sorry yuronner, yuuuthz”

    3. I’m guessing The Jacket wouldn’t be welcome in those corners.

    4. WTF Utah? You have a chance to shut down HRC and the Donald and you are fucking it up.

  13. Chris Hayes: “If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying, ‘I really like to rape women.’ You would continue to endorse him?” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): “I’d consider it.”

    The predominant two reactions to this will to be offended at Farenthold’s answer or offended at Hayes’ question.

    1. What about, “I like to rape women, too!”?

  14. “It’s been a rough week, guys,” Donald said cradling his hair and his hat in wet lap.

    “Fucking Billy Bush. He told me to say those things. It was on a little card he handed me. He said it would be funny. I should have him shaved. The Bushes have always been against me.” He stroked the hair and the hat tenderly.

    “KELLYANNE!” he screamed. “Where’s KELLYANNE?”

    “They are all against me,” Donald whispered into the hair. “They are all against me,” he whispered into the hat. “You are my only friends.”

    “KELLYANNE!” he screamed again. After he sobbed for a few minutes a haggard blonde was pushed into the room.

    “Yes, Donald?” she asked. She held a bedpan of McDonald’s French fries out in front of her. Some of his handlers thought it might calm him.

    “How are you spinning this Bush shit?” he asked.

    “We said it was just locker room talk,” she said. She shook the bedpan and the rapidly cooling fries slid around in it, making a sound like the rustling of insect wings.

    He propped the hair on his left fist, the hat on the right, and they faced her like an accusation.

    “Locker room talk? Have you ever been in a locker room?” he asked.

    “Yes. I mean, I guess so,” she said.

    1. “A man’s locker room? Not a girl’s locker room with the wet boobies and the pelting each other with tampons when you’re bleeding out of your whatevers, but a real man’s locker room? Balls and farts and old guys blow-drying their public hair for what feels like hours?”

      She shook her head, her straw-like hair waving around. The bedpan slipped a bit and some of the fries spilt out.

      “Your mouth looks like a wrinkled up asshole,” Donald said.

      “I’m sorry,” she whispered.

      “No, it’s OK. I like it. Real classy. Come over here.”

      Kellyanne took a tentative step forward, then cried out and broke for the door. The bedpan clattered to the floor, spraying cold fries like a spit take.

      “Frigid bitch,” Donald muttered.

      He threw the hair and the hat onto the mound of fries.

      “Feast, my friends. FEAST!”

      1. “Feast, my friends. FEAST!”

        …thanks for that. Now I want fries.

        1. [drive-thru speaker] You want fries with that? [/drive-thru speaker]

      2. a bedpan of McDonald’s French fries

        Beautiful.

      3. I don’t know. Sometimes it seems like he’s not aware of the sentience of the hat and the hair and other times he’s communicating with them, and here he’s actually feeding them. Are these constant reboots or what?

        1. To my mind, Donald Trump’s cognitive inconsistencies are part of what makes these stories so real. [spends next hour cry-vomiting]

        2. We’re gonna need Coles Notes.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coles_Notes

      4. old guys blow-drying their public hair for what feels like hours

        It’s these little descriptive touches that really make it.

        1. I guess it really is “public hair” in this context, Sugarfree.

          1. Shit, I did it again. It’s such a Freudian typo.

            1. That’s what happens when your blood sugar gets low, Saccharin Man. You have a can of Coke handy? *grins*

              1. This is a no-shit true story: I wasn’t paying attention this morning and instead of grabbing a can of soda out of the fridge, I found a can of beer in my lunch bag when I got to work. I thought about drinking it anyway, but I was already pretty sleepy.

                1. Sounds like Mrs. SugarFree may be plotting your doom.-) Did the can have a public hair on it, perchance?

                  1. Yes, but they are all mine.

                2. I thought about drinking it anyway, but I was already pretty drunk.

                  FIFY

  15. The future of pro-life activism? According to Slate, it’s “young, female, secular, and ‘feminist.'”

    It’s identifiers all the way down.

    1. Bear in mind that a significant part of the identifying is by the author.

      There’s a certain degree of arrogance by the author and by some of the people interviewed – “wow, you know, prolifers should care about human rights! and women! Not like those earlier generations of prolifers who were against women and human rights!”

      But if the activists think they’re the first generation of prolifers to care about human rights and women, it’s just the arrogance of youth, and at least they out there scrambling the brains of prochoice reporters, so that’s all to the good.

  16. Chris Hayes: “If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying, ‘I really like to rape women.’ You would continue to endorse him?” U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas): “I’d consider it.”

    If God can do anything, can He make a rock so big He can’t pick it up?

    1. Can He microwave a burrito so hot not even He can eat it?

      1. Of course, ye of little faith!

    2. They call them fingers, but you never see them fing.

  17. “WikiLeaks has isn’t going down without a fight.”

    Not “going down without a fight” is probably not the phrasing an organize whose leader is accused of sexual assault should be using.

    1. I thought he was wanted for an interview. Has he been formally charged?

  18. Tim Tebow comforts fan who suffered seizure

    Tebow, who went 0-for-3 at the plate, was signing autographs when a fan suffered a seizure and lowered himself to the concrete ground.

    The man remained remained alert and Tebow waited with him for about 15 minutes before paramedics arrived at Camelback Ranch stadium.

    “They’re going to take good care of you, buddy,” Tebow said.

    1. Florida Fan?

      (a stretch, I know…)

      1. *** harrows graze ***

      1. The Daily Caller has this as a headline, which I am not linking to: “REPORT: Tim Tebow Saves Fan From Seizure After Laying His Hands On Him And Praying.”

        At least the Daily Mail knows it is shit.

    2. It is funny how the media sneers at Tebow, who seems to be a geniunely good person who just didn’t have a game cut out for the NFL, but loves Kaepernick, who seems to be a self centered shitbag who isn’t much better at playing NFL QB than Tebow was.

      1. Don’t worry, they’ll finally appreciate Tebow when he comes out of the closet and repudiates his true-believer past.

        1. I don’t think that will ever happen. Tebow seems to be genuinely religious, which is of course why they hate his guts. The fact that he has never bothered anyone or done anything other than be a great college player who turned out not to have it in the NFL doesn’t seem to matter.

          1. And it’s not like he was a horrible NFL QB, he just was average, which isn’t enough for teams to put up with the media spotlight on their backup or 3rd string QB.

            1. Exactly. He is better than guys like Brian Hoyer or Geno Smith or about a dozen other loser NFL QBs who seem to always get another chance.

              1. No, he’s not because he can’t handle an NFL passing scheme; he had one decent 3/4 season where he never turned the ball over. Once CB’s started catching his ducks he was done. Low ceiling, low floor. Nobody wants that.

                Geno Smith is an idiot, but when he’s on it’s obvious why there will always be a place for him somewhere – great arm, good wheels, good size, has the ability to handle every scheme if he could just figure out how to put it all together. He’s the classic all tools, no toolbox guy – high ceiling, low floor – and someone will always be willing to take a chance on that.

                Hoyer’s just a good backup QB who does safe, journeyman QB things. Low ceiling, high floor. That’s also a useful player, you just don’t want him starting more than 2 games per year.

                1. Once CB’s started catching his ducks he was done. Low ceiling, low floor. Nobody wants that.

                  Tebow actually had one of the lowest turnover ratios in the league when he was starting. In that 2011 season his interception ratio was on par with Montana’s, believe it or not. He also didn’t throw a single interception in the playoffs, even the New England game where they got crushed.

                  His main issue was always that he was indecisive and couldn’t handle an NFL passing tree. It’s not an accident that his best throws were on slant patterns and go routes. He couldn’t really hit anything else. He was a single-wing tailback in a league that thrives on 3-WR sets with the QB under center.

                  1. He was a pick machine in preseason and camp for the Jets; Pats, too IIRC. Like you said, there just wasn’t much you could do with the guy besides simple throws where the WR does all the work. You have to completely change your offense to suit Tebow for him to be able to work, and at his best he’s basically Hoyer-quality. The league understandably said “no thanks.”

          2. I agree with you. White religiosity frightens media types, and sports media types take regular journalists’ worst tendencies and dial them up to 12.

            1. White Religiosity would be an okay name for a band.

      2. a self centered shitbag

        Says the guy voting for Trump.

        1. What does that even mean? Since when if voting for anyone some kind of selfless act? Come on, you used to be funnier than this.

    3. Dude wins games, hits a HR on the first pitch in his first AB, saves lives by a touch…dude is blessed with something.

      I totally would sign in.

    4. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
      She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.
      When she heard about Tim Tebow, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his uniform,
      because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
      Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
      At once Tim Tebow realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” “You see the people crowding against you,” his fans answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ” But Tim Tebow kept looking around to see who had done it
      Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
      He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

  19. Decriminalizing marijuana? No chance in 2017, Norfolk mayor says

    In summary: “We’d like to lobby the state to decriminalize pot, but we don’t think it will work so we’re not even gonna try.”

    Goddammit.

    1. You know what slays me, every time? We’ve got all these quotes, about “because I could do too little I did nothing” and “First they came for..” And we’re still doing all this anyway.

    2. “Don’t smoke dope, Norfolk.”

  20. “””WikiLeaks has isn’t going down without a fight.” But does anyone care?””

    About proofreading? Nikki did

  21. Plane crash in front of Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut, FBI investigating terror links:
    http://www.courant.com/breakin…..story.html

    Rumor mill here is churning that it was definitely terrorism, but I haven’t found a credible link.

    1. All the MSM is too busy twisting Trump’s words into pretzels to report on a possible terrorist attack. You’ll have to wait a month.

    2. If so, lucky the terrorist had bad aim. Like one of those Palestinian bombmakers you hear about every once in a while who blow themselves up in their makeshift lab.

      1. The fun part for me is I had a meeting in the PW building the plane went down in front of but had begged off to do something more important.

        1. That sounds suspicious….I think we have a suspect!

          1. You didn’t hear nothin’.

    3. Now, the real irony is if the engine in that plane was a Pratt and Whitney.

      1. If it was intentional there’s kinda only two sensible things there, PW or a Coca Cola facility.

        Have we ruled out radical anti sugar activism?

  22. Miley Cyrus talks gender, pansexuality and coming out to her parents

    “I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A., and I started hearing these stories,” says Cyrus, who has since become a leading activist in the LGBT movement through her Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to LGBT youth, homeless citizens and other vulnerable communities.

    “I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female,” she continued. “Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life. Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I’d ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, ‘Oh ? that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.'”

    Even still, Cyrus says coming out as pansexual to her religious Southern family was a fraught experience. But “the universe has always given me the power to know I’ll be OK,” she says. “Even at that time, when my parents didn’t understand, I just felt that one day they are going to understand.”

    1. “Look at me” the irrelevent shock artist exclaimed.

      Stop giving her attention.

    2. “the universe has always given me the power to know I’ll be OK,”

      *slowly backs away*

      1. Nobody knows how she has suffered.

        1. Nobody knows cares how she has suffered.

          FTFY

          1. Has she actually suffered?

            1. She grew listening to, “Achy Breaky Heart,” on continuous loop whilst in the womb. She never had a chance.

    3. It must be a weird experience for LGBT folks having one of the more useless and stupid celebrities on their side. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before she shaves her head like Britney or gets fat and marries a startlingly ugly dude like Christina, right?

      Although, I will say that Billy Ray might have finally paid his debt for inflicting “Achy Breaky Heart” on America.

      1. Never. That debt makes the national debt look like pocket change.

      2. That wasn’t his fault, his late 80’s mullet made him do it. It was an evil symbiotic organism, not unlike Venom or The Jacket.

        1. But where is it now?

          [far off screams]

          1. Arguing with Troomp’s Hair and humping The Hat, where else?

            1. Everybody knows that Robby’s hair is the son of Cyrus’ mullet, with Trump’s ‘hair’ being Robby’s hair’s weird uncle that gave him ice cream to keep their “underwear games” a secret from mommy and daddy.

    4. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned

      “More was unassigned.” Well, I understand that part.

      1. An adverb can be the subject of a sentence?

        1. She was only assigned English grammar in elementary school.

        2. Another nice thing about English is that any noun can be verbed.

          1. Verbing weirds language, though.

            1. It’s a Weirding Word, for sure.

              1. Stop Sugarfreeing my brain.

    5. Pansexual…means Miley will screw anyone.

        1. The more you whine the more newsworthy it becomes.

          1. If you read that comment it was more of “Is there a single soul who didn’t already know that?” rather than, shut up.

            1. I had no idea the star of Hannah Montana considered herself to be a pansexual.

              1. From the commenter whose catch phrase is ‘would’?

    6. fraught experience,/i>

      Umm, is it really OK to use fraught as an adjective?

      /pedantic

    7. Tl;dr — I’ll fuck anything that moves and I can’t be happy with that unless everyone on Terra Firma knows about it. This would be a contestant for the most “Stunning and Brave”/Her Story/#Woke moment of the year, if anyone gave two shits about Miley Cyrus anymore.

      Way to make me feel sorry for Billy Ray Cyrus, asshole.

      1. Why feel sorry for Billy Ray? If that dumbfuck hadn’t crowbarred his daughter into Disney’s child meat-grinder in a desperate attempt to stay relevant, Miley would probably be a college student or working the Nashville club circuit right now, at the most, instead of getting paid millions to act out all of the entertainment industry’s worst stereotypes.

        He put his own child in this position, knowing full well the track record of famous child actors, instead of keeping her as far away from it as possible. If she’s doing the typical progtard “fuck you, Dad!” lifestyle now, that’s his own damn fault for not being a better father.

    8. “I saw one human in particular who didn’t identify as male or female,” she continued.

      “Take me to your leader.”

    9. I used to think that “pansexual” was a useless term that essentially just meant “bisexual” but with added special snowflake confusion.

      I WAS WRONG. Pansexual is a useful and needed term. Anything to prevent Miley Cyrus from identifying the same as me. I’m totally fine with having a separate term for the crazy bisexuals to separate them from the rest of us.

      1. Yeah, if bisexual already exists as a term, then what need is there for the term pansexual? I know they’re using it to cover the fictional genders (bi = men + women, pan = men + women + other), but whenever I see pansexual used my first reaction (due to the fact that pan = all) is to assume they are admitting to being attracted to literally everything. You are attracted to people and bears and toasters? And you’re letting the world know? SMH.

    10. It’s a bit sad, since Miley Cyrus is actually a pretty good singer. It’s just the whole trying to be controversial thing that trips her up. It reminds of that old story from The Onion about Marilyn Manson having to go door to door trying to shock people.

  23. The future of pro-life activism? According to Slate, it’s “young, female, secular, and ‘feminist.'”

    That can’t be right. It doesn’t fit our preconceived self-indulgent stereotypes of those pro-life idiots.

  24. state law enforcement agencies make more than 1.25 million drug-possession arrests annually

    We’re winning the war.

  25. http://dailycaller.com/2016/10…..nton-camp/

    CNN gave Hillary all of the questions to be asked in a March Townhall. As much of a scandal wikileaks is for Hillary, it is actually a bigger scandal for the media. The truth about them has turned out to be even worse than their worst critics thought. Everyone knew they were liars but I don’t think even their worst critics thought they were actually working directly with the Hillary campaign like this. At some point, the public distrust and total disdain for the media is going to manifest itself. And it likely won’t be in a very positive or good way. How do you have a Republic when the media is essentially controlled by one partisan side?

    1. Nobody cares because Trump said pussy. The timing of the pussy-gate video was partly to deflect from the Wikileaks revelations so the media have an excuse not to cover the DNC/MSM corruption and collusion.

      1. That was the idea. The thing about the public being so easily distracted is that it cuts both ways. The pussy gate scandal had a big initial impact but the public’s attention span is likely too short for that impact to last very long.

  26. You can’t end the drug war. There’s too much money in it.

    1. That is also why you can’t end the Hillary shenanigans.

    2. For cops. And governments. And banks wot make large campaign donations.

  27. The six Americans to win the Nobel for science so far have ALL been immigrants. That’s right. Naturalized citizens from such far away and diverse cultures like Britain (4), Scotland (1), and Finland (1).

    I laughed out loud.

    http://thehill.com/latino/3002…..immigrants

    1. It’s even funnier if you note that this story is filed under the category “HOME : LATINO”

    2. C’mon – the UK is a place where traveling a mere 10 miles in any directionfinds you surrounded by people who speak a completely different language. In some places that can only be 10 *blocks*.

  28. Arms dealer says administration made him scapegoat on Libya operation to ‘protect’ Clinton

    American arms dealer Marc Turi, in his first television interview since criminal charges against him were dropped, told Fox News that the Obama administration — with the cooperation of Hillary Clinton’s State Department — tried and failed to make him the scapegoat for a 2011 covert weapons program to arm Libyan rebels that spun out of control.

    “I would say, 100 percent, I was victimized?to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate,” he told Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.

    Turi exchanged emails in 2011 with then U.S. envoy to the Libyan opposition Chris Stevens. A day after the exchange about Turi’s State Department application to sell weapons, Clinton wrote on April 8, 2011 to aide Jake Sullivan, “fyi. the idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered.”

    Asked if the email exchanges are connected or a coincidence, Turi said, “When you look at this timeline, none of it was a coincidence. It was all strategically managed and it had to come from her own internal circle.”

    1. In other breaking news, the sun will set in the west tonight.

    2. Can we focus on some real issues? Donald Trump might rape your mother in front of you, after all.

      1. Particularly since the shackles are now off!

        1. You know who else fancied a pair of shackles?…

          1. Thomas Jefferson – and he used them on his slaves, too.

    3. Who in the world could possibly believe Hilary Clinton capable of such treachery?

    4. I hope the guy is able to bring forward some more damning evidence.

      Would love if this really blew up by February.

  29. That Ohio poll spells doom for Trump.

    Assuming, of course, that only people that voted in 2012 (and 1.5% of the population that was too young that year) go to the polls.

    Seriously, do they not understand that Trump is pulling in a lot of new support? Or does that not fit what they want the poll to say, so they ignore registered and likely voters that sat out the shitshow in 2012 because Obama was a scumbag and Romney a pussy that wouldn’t defend himself?

    1. The voting population from 2012 is not going to reflect that of 2016 outside of the “vote every election” crowd. The number of people disgusted or motivated by the dynamic this year makes for a strange set of probable distributions with error bands that make me ignore polls.

      1. Exactly. Polls are gonna be less reliable than with the Brexit vote.

      2. “Oh, yes, I’m *absolutely* voting for Hillary.”

        1. ::counts response twice::
          -pollster

          1. “How the hell could we have been so off?!”
            -pundit

            1. How am I not ahead by 50 points?

              -Hillary

              1. “Oh shit, now i’m actually president?!?”

                -Donald Trump

                1. South Park knocked that take out of the park.

                  The ad for this week’s episode looks epic.

                  Wieners Out!

                  “Don’t let anyone tell you to no think with your wiener!”

    2. Assuming, of course, that only people that voted in 2012 (and 1.5% of the population that was too young that year) go to the polls.

      Trump is getting killed by Hillary in the young vote.

      Seriously, do they not understand that Trump is pulling in a lot of new support? Or does that not fit what they want the poll to say, so they ignore registered and likely voters that sat out the shitshow in 2012 because Obama was a scumbag and Romney a pussy that wouldn’t defend himself?

      I don’t think you’re considering that Trump scares the shit out of a lot of people that would have voted for Romney in 2012. He’s underperforming Romney in a ton of categories Romney won outright in 2012, including college educated people. He’s going to motivate a ton of people to show up and vote against him as well as for him.

      I think this is going to be a blowout even if Trump ends up losing states by closer margins than polls currently suggest. Though I suppose he might win a Maine EC vote and maybe Iowa.

      Still, it won’t be pretty for the GOP.

    3. So many polls are deliberately over sampling Democrats that I have to wonder how valid any of them are. Like NBC polls for example, whenever you see one of them, just assume that it’s grabbing your pussy.

    4. The Ohio poll shows 10% undecided, the Utah one 12% undecided. So there’s still room for an October surprise. Now we just need polls to show Gary winning at least 1 electoral vote so that some of the “I would vote for him if he had a chance of winning” folks will cross over.

    5. Obama brought out record numbers of disadvantaged people of color. HRC will not do the same. I don’t know what will happen in Ohio, but even if the poll is correct in the margin of victory for HRC, it will be because of different voters and different reasons that decided 2012.

  30. Disney Reportedly Assures Live Action Mulan Will Have All-Asian Cast

    Following the report that Disney’s live action remake of Mulan would star a white male lead in the “white savior” cinematic trope, the studio has apparently promised that the remake would actually feature an all-Asian cast. According to Vulture, whose sources were responding to the open letter shared by the Angry Asian Man blog, the studio believes that “Mulan is and will always be the lead character in the story, and all primary roles, including the love interest, are Chinese.”

    1. What is the point of a live action remake of an animated movie?

      What is the point of a live action remake of an animated movie?

      1. So you’re racist against Leslie Jones too, Shitlord?

          1. Shitlord, man. Legendary oppressor.

      2. To collect money from new parents and twenty-somethings looking to recapture their childhood.

        1. OMG! Has the Mulan crowd already figured out how to spawn? Shit, where does the time go?

    2. Following the report that Disney’s live action remake of Mulan would star a white male lead in the “white savior” cinematic trope

      I’m trying to figure out how Mulan could have a white male lead and still be Mulan.

      1. I mostly want to know which bathroom they are going to show her going into.

        1. “Bathroom”? Holy anachronism, Batman!

      2. I’m trying to figure out how Mulan could have a white male lead and still be Mulan.

        The pretense is that the character is so good at the disguise that for most of the film the part is played by a different actor, who is the lead, and only reverts to the chinese female when the disguise has been removed.

        1. Plenty of butch looking Chinese women/weak-jawed Chinese men. I wouldn’t know the difference.

      3. I’m trying to figure out how Mulan could have a white male lead and still be Mulan.

        Apparently the outrage was based on a leaked script submission:

        The man is a 30-something European trader who initially cares only for the pleasure of women and money. The only reason why he and his entourage decide to help the Chinese Imperial Army is because he sets eyes on Mulan. That’s right. Our white savior has come to the aid of Ancient China due to a classic case of Yellow Fever. In this script written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, more than half of its pages are dedicated to this merchant who develops a mutual attraction with Mulan and fights to protect her in the ensuing battles. To top it all off, this man gets the honor of defeating the primary enemy of China, not Mulan. Way to steal a girl’s thunder.

        1. Yeah. The outrage seems to be warranted. Mulan’s a fine story, it cannot be improved upon best by turning it into Avatar. Sheesh.

        2. Our white savior has come to the aid of Ancient China due to a classic case of Yellow Fever.

          Why do they have a problem with inter-racial relationships?

    3. Let’s get down to business, to defeat engage with the Huns

      Why’d they send me daughters people, when I asked for sons soldiers?

    4. And I bet they’ll speaking Engrish too.

    5. “remake of Mulan would star a white male lead”

      Whoever made up that rumor is an expert troll. I would not have expected such a stupid rumor to take off, but it clearly did.

    6. Cue outrage that the cast includes non-Chinese Asian actors in prominent roles.

    7. I would like to point out two things:

      1. Asians are, in no way, shape, or form, a minority. Period. Full Stop. There are more Asians than the rest of the planet combined.
      2. While most Asians ARE being actively oppressed, it is by other Asians. Ones they either explicitly or tacitly support. Not by white folk.

      This concludes my message.

  31. ‘I was trained to do it’: Derrick Rose tells gang-rape courtroom that NBA teaches its players to take home their condoms after sex

    he NBA teaches its players to take home condoms after one-night stands so they leave no trace, former Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said during his rape trial Tuesday.

    He told a court that he had pocketed his condom after having what he claims was consensual group sex with two other men and a woman in 2013. She says they drugged and gang-raped her, and is suing them for $21.3million in damages.

    ‘In my profession they teach us to make sure you get the condom if you can’t flush it,’ he said, according to The Daily Beast. ‘It’s kind of normal with my profession.’

    1. Rose’s team, however, claim that she had voluntarily had sex with Hampton and Rose while visiting Rose’s house, and later invited both men and Allen over to her place for sex.

      They claim she was in control, and invited them to sleep with her one-by-one, with Rose having sex last.

      That is a good friend…

      Waukeen McCoy, representing the defendant, who is identified only as Jane Doe, suggested that Rose kept the condom because he didn’t want anyone to know he was there.

      Rose countered: ‘It was probably in my pocket because I didn’t want to be disrespectful.’

      And a class act!

      1. Did he get injured in bed too?

        Booya!

    2. All it takes is one woman getting pregnant to bankrupt him. Our child support laws are absurd. Why should getting pregnant by a millionaire be like hitting the lottery for a woman? They should support their kids, but I fail to see why that means a set percentage of their income even if that means millions of dollars. That is incredibly unjust.

      1. Do you blame victims for getting hit by a bus, too? Because women have just as much control over pregnancy. It comes out of nowhere and there’s nothing they can do to prevent it or exercise any selectivity over who’s the driver.

        1. And with abortion and birth control being virtually unheard of in this country, what choice do they have?

          1. It’s a luxury only the superwealthy can afford.

      2. That is the real reason they tell them to flush or take their condoms, so gold-digging groupies can’t use it to have an “oops” pregnancy and hit the lottery of getting millions in “child support”.

        1. I had thought that warding off false rape claims, for which NBA players are a prime target, was the reason they’re told to do that.

          1. The two are not mutually exclusive.

      3. All it takes is one woman getting pregnant to bankrupt him. Our child support laws are absurd. Why should getting pregnant by a millionaire be like hitting the lottery for a woman? They should support their kids, but I fail to see why that means a set percentage of their income even if that means millions of dollars.

        A big part of the problem is that a lot of professional athletes are just plain stupid. Many of them grew up in poor neighborhoods that are populated by high-time preference-afflicted individuals, and they never learned how to function as an adult beyond getting their next nut off because that’s how the adults in their life acted. So you get guys who have four or five kids by three to five different women, they end up owing thousands a month in child support long after their careers are over, and they literally are too clueless to figure out how it happened.

        I don’t blame women for looking to win the ghetto lottery with these guys, because these athletes are usually just looking to hit the pussy for a night and are too dumb to realize that they’re playing Russian roulette with their dick.

    3. Wonder what this guy talked about in the NBA locker room?

      Interior decorating and artisan lemonade recipes?

  32. The future of pro-life activism? According to Slate, it’s “young, female, secular, and ‘feminist.'”

    I’m beginning to think the term “feminist” has become completely meaningless.

    1. They put the helpful scare quotes so you know that these whippersnappers have hijacked the term “feminist” and aren’t using it as Gloria Steinem intended.

  33. Rod Stewart receives knighthood

    Dost thou thinkest I’m sexy?

    1. I can’t ever see Rod Stewart’s name without thinking of him as the wheelchair-bound invalid portrayed on South Park.

    2. Funny how in PC Britain they overlook many of his ‘misogynist’ lyrics.

      I mean, have you read ‘Stay with me’?

      It’s a six minute long micro-aggression!

      1. Didn’t they already knight Mick “Brown Sugar” Jagger?

        1. Is not “Under My Thumb” worse?

          1. I hadn’t thought of that.

  34. Word of the Day: Invisibilized

    Sexualized socializing spaces predate the creation of the categories that comprise the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and when these social identities emerged people began to socialize around their sexuality in ways similar to dominant heterosexual practices (that are invisibilized through heterosexuality’s governance).

    1. My word of the day? “Gibberish”

      1. The songs of the BeeGees.

    2. That is some straight up tricknology.

      1. Sexualized socializing spaces

        Are they talking about bars and nightclubs?

    3. The Invisbilized man?

    4. It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

    5. I got one.

      Retardiminiization.

      These people remind me of how we were in high school. We’d just make up words or bastardize existing ones (the best ones mixed up languages; in our case it was English, French and Italian making for a kind of Northern Creole) just to laugh like idiots.

      http://www.italiandictionary.ca/

  35. A worse thing about the 1.25 million drug possession arrests is that, for the most part, it’s not like these people were caught in the act, they were already being detained by the cops for one reaon or another and I’d have to bet that in most cases the one reason or another was a pretext to earch them for drugs. Anybody got any statistics on how many of the 1.25 million drug possession arrests involved no other charges or bullshit charges like aggravated mopery?

  36. Nancy Grace Goes Nuts, Walks Out After Radio Hosts Accuse Her of ‘Capitalizing’ on Dead Kids

    The interview ended with Jim Norton asking Grace, “how do you justify latching on to hashtags and things without saying you are capitalizing on dead kids?”

    1. She doesn’t get to be sensitive. Under the established rules, sensitivity is weakness and guilt, Nancy.

    2. t ended abruptly with Grace leaving the studios in a huff. “Oops, I think our time is up, bye-bye, take care” Grace said. “You can leave if you want, we aren’t going to kill ourselves after the interview,” host Jim Norton retorted.

      Jim Norton, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. I cannot believe she went on that show.

    3. I’m a big fan of Norton, and this is something he’s harped on for ages. Never thought he’d get a chance to ask her directly.

    4. Biggest, rotting cunt:

      Hillary or this piece of crap?

      1. Nancy Grace isn’t currently running for president, so it’s not even close.

        1. Exactly, X.

      2. I can’t help but despise Nancy Grace more…she is basically doing it for the ratings. At least Hillary has some kind of functional racket (and she stays bought)

        1. What is the presidency if not a ratings sop that can have people killed?

  37. “Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use,” Tess Borden, the report’s author, said.

    It’s already an arrest, lady. Don’t make it a shooting.

  38. Farenthold answered, “That would be bad … I’d consider it.”

    Uh huh. What was said in the ellipses? There’s nothing surprising about Republican politicians stepping on their own dicks during interviews, but it’s always suspicious when lefty outfits fall over themselves reporting it.

    1. http://www.reuters.com/article…..2C0KF?il=0

      I know Ergegen is a complete shit bag. But he is still better than the Saudis and as a Sunni, he hates the Iranians. There are no good options in the Middle East. The fact that Turkey is going Islamist could maybe be turned to our advantage. If they are going to go Islamist, then there shouldn’t be a problem with them ruling Meca again. Why not recreate the Ottoman Empire? Kick out the Saudi Royals, let the Turks run it and create a balance of power between them and Iran. That should keep both Iran and Turkey occupied and out of our hair for a while. And once the Turks owned some oil, they would have a stake in the region remaining stable.

        1. Yeah. Damn threaded comments.

      1. Well what do we have?

        A caliphate, if you can keep it.

  39. If the election doesn’t have people riled up enough, perhaps a random list will:

    Top 20 worst Halloween candies we need to stop giving out

    We’ll do the top 10:

    10. Twizzleers
    9. Banana Laffy Taffy
    8. Hot Tamales
    7. Tootsie Roll (should be #1)
    6. Dum Dums
    5. Mellowcreme Pumpkins
    4. Candy corn (nevermind, this should be co #1 with #5)
    3. Candy Buttons
    2. Smarties
    1. Necco Wafers

    1. I can’t believe apples are not on the list. But Tootsie Roll absolutely should be #1. Yuk.

      1. I am hono bound to kill you now.

        Let me find my axe.

        1. It’s under your pile of Tootsie olls.

      2. When I was a kid, there were several stops where a 90 year old ladies were giving the kids pennies instead of candy. Maybe she thought that was enough money for me to ride on the trolley and still have enough leftover to see a minstrel show or catch a talkie.

    2. The author needs to fuck off and die.

      1. UCS eats candy corn year-round, it is known.

        1. No, that stuff is crap. They just included stuff that should remain in circulation.

      2. Your list would include all candy?

        1. Don’t be silly.

          But I would have to include non-candy items some evil fools hand out…

          1. UCS hands out toothbrushes on Halloween.

            1. Don’t be silly.

              I turn off the light and refuse to answer the door.

              Why should I spend money on other people’s larvae?

              1. I bet you turn on the sprinklers if kids come to your door anyway. I know you don’t really have a front yard, but you bought sprinklers just for that purpose, didn’t you.

                1. I have these paintball turrets. The child recognition technology has gotten so good, I hardly ever shoot dogs or squirrels by accident anymore.

                  1. It does, sometimes, shoot small women. Sorry, but I trained it that 5’2″ and under 110 lbs was probably a 12 year old boy and a prime target.

                  2. I have these paintball turrets.

                    I larfed

    3. Necco Wafers are Mentos for old people.

    4. “Twizzleers”?! FUCK YOU!

      1. It’s the candy that eye rapes you.

    5. Yes to #1 and #2 and #9, those are disgusting (although I did like Smarties for about one Halloween when I was about 7).

      Not sure what #3 is.

      Twizzlers are great, and putting Hot Tamales on the list is insane.

      The rest are OK, I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to get them when I was a kid, but who has something against Dum-Dums or Tootsie Rolls?

    6. 10. Twizzleers
      7. Tootsie Roll (should be #1)
      6. Dum Dums

      Fuck you. DumDums are my childhood.

      1. DumDums are my childhood.

        Word! They also were a godsend when I quit smoking cigarettes. I would have had a hard time making it through without them.

        I like Tootsie Rolls too. In fact, there are very few candies I won’t eat, the noted exception being anything with cinnamon or “hot” candies, and anything with coconut. Oh and those nasty Bit-O-Honeys. BLECH!

        1. those nasty Bit-O-Honeys

          This. I would always pick those (and Mary Janes) out of my loot and toss them.

          1. Are you fucking kidding? Put ’em in your mouth until the nuts pop through!

      2. How could those nasty orange slice gummy candies not be on this list? Or those awful marshmallow peanut things that look and taste like pencil erasers?

        1. Those sugar coated orange slice gumdrop-esqe candies? Those were great! I think Brach’s made them; each one was like a slice of Sunkist.

          I’m with you on the marshmallow peanut eraser goop as well, however.

          1. Spice drops are the bomb, as are burnt peanuts, and I’ll offer to gut any man Jack of you who says different.

            Not the purple ones, though. Those are just weird. And yellow isn’t a flavor, they’re not fooling me. The rest of spice drops, though, it’s on.

            1. Sigh. I miss American candy. Ukraine’s selection really isn’t the greatest, except for the high end artisan stuff and getting fine chocolates imported in on the cheap.

          2. You mean circus peanuts ?

    7. Always hated getting that chewing shit that gets stuck in your teeth. The only fruity candy I like is Skittles. Other than that, stick with chocolate.

      Also candy corn is disgusting. I’d rather eat circus peanuts.

    8. Necco wafers, candy corn? Fuck you man those are both awesome. Except that one Necco wafer with the shitty flavor.

      1. that one Necco wafer with the shitty flavor

        That’s called ‘a Necco wafer’.

      2. Except that one Necco wafer with the shitty flavor.

        RACIST!!!!!

      3. I used to love Necco wafers when I was a kid.

    9. Circus peanuts.

      1. Damn, its like you guys don’t even like good candy.

        1. Reese’s (bonus if they are pumpkin shaped), Snickers, Twix, and M (preferably peanut or peanut butter) or GTFO.

          If you’re feeling a little crazy, go Take 5, a very underrated candy bar.

          1. The pumpklin-shaped reese’s cups I had were a bit stale. I like the Big Cup.

            1. The small ones screw up the chocolate/peanut butter ratio.

              1. The small ones screw up perfect the chocolate/peanut butter ratio.

                FTFY

        2. They exit your body in play-doh fun factory manner.

    10. Like I’m going to give out the good stuff. People get that stuff because it’s cheap.

    11. Twizzlers??? Who the hell doesn’t like Twizzlers? Whoever they are, they’re likely communists and should be deported.

      1. Some people like real liquorice, strong black liquorice. Black liquorice built that country category!

      2. I, for one, am not a fan of flavored red plastic.

    12. This is why I hand out condoms and razor blades

      1. It’s always amusing when the can of refried beans hits the bottom of the candy bag after a 2 foot drop.

      2. JizzyFizz Katchers is what I write on condoms before giving them to the kiddos.

        1. “Mister, gum is really chewy, and it tastes AWFUL! The bubble won’t even pop!”

    13. Pennies
      Religious Tracts
      Granola Bars
      Fruit

      1. Are you kidding me? There is nothing as entertaining as a Chick tract!

    14. Back when i was a kid, old people would toss out some cheap ass peanut butter taffy. It always came in orange and black wrappings. Eating it, it was like taffy but it the had the texture of sand paper when trying to chew it. It was like old people bought the cheapest candy they could find at the 99 cent store so children wouldn’t egg their house.

      I mean it would have been cheaper to just leave the lights off. I mean I wasn’t planning on egging your house, but now I want to for giving out such shitty candy.

    1. That made more sense than the debate.

    2. What took them so long to make this? The debate was like a couple days ago!

  40. OHIO poll results:

    “People who did not finish high school favor Clinton by a huge margin, 43 percent to 14 percent for Trump. But people with no more education than a high school diploma favor Trump, 44 percent to 39 percent for Clinton.”

    Hildog favored by his dropouts! Whodathunkit?

  41. “Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use,” Tess Borden, the report’s author, said.

    Someone should alert President Obama! This is why I am infuriated when his daughter is given a pass by some when she is smoking pot, or at a party with bongs and alcohol while being under age.

  42. Sexualized socializing spaces predate the creation of the categories that comprise the LGBTQ+ umbrella, and when these social identities emerged people began to socialize around their sexuality in ways similar to dominant heterosexual practices (that are invisibilized through heterosexuality’s governance).

    Purple wash typewriter elephant creationism downplays radical dawning submission meatloaf.

    1. Your gibberish actually made more sense.

    2. I think you’ve stumbled upon the truth: “SJW” is just the code-name for a clandestine AI program attempting to beat the Turing test.

  43. Louisiana preventing foreigners, even ones legally in the country, from marrying:

    Louisiana isn’t letting immigrants get married

    1. Time to by some property on the LA border and set up a wedding chapel.

      1. They added some documentation requirements.

        “as of this year, any foreign-born person wanting to get married in Louisiana must produce both an unexpired visa, as well as a birth certificate.”

        1. So it’s just like requiring voters to produce picture IDs is tantamount to denying the franchise.

          We really do have the dumbest political theatrics in this country.

          1. Yes, because much like voter fraud, letting minorities get married without an extensive audit dilutes our valuable national supply of proper white marriages. I mean, how is a white Christian supposed to feel fully married when we’re letting just anybody do it?

            1. I’m trying to decide if you’re related to Hihn or that Hank Phillips character; it’s a toss up for sure.

              And if you whine just a *little* bit more, Stormy, maybe Troomp will let go of Robby and snatch you unawares instead. Jeebus, you’re tiring.

        2. Yeah, that’s why you put it *on the border with* LA – as in in another state but next to LA.

          Then you’re not officiating marriages in LA and don’t have to deal with LA rules. Once the marriage is done LA has to recognize it.

          1. I’m just thinking you won’t get a whole lot of business as a result of this. Bad ROI.

            1. Why not? People put liquor stores on the edge of dry counties.

              1. A: Spall customer base to begin with B: The difficulty of compliance is not high enough to drive large numbers of them to your establishment and C: the already existing out of state venues have the advantage if someone is going to go that route.

                1. B: The difficulty of compliance is not high enough to drive large numbers of them to your establishment

                  You do realize there’s a lot of countries on earth that don’t have birth certificates if you’re not born in a major city?

                  1. Are there are enough hordes of people born in these countries trying to wed in louisiana that it will drive business to Agammamon’s hypothetical business vesture?

                    1. But it really doesn’t matter if there’s only a handful of people a year. It’s still an extra income, and it’s not like you’re paying for property taxes what with it being a chapel and all. Just set up an app to allow people to schedule weddings and show up to do the marrying only when necessary.

                    2. If you’re already just over the border, and own a venue I can see trying to draw customers. But it’s not some grand opportunity to get into the marriage business.

        3. If they have the unexpired visa, and thus are legally in the country, what’s the point of requiring the birth certificate?

          I mean other than making life unnecessarily difficult for people not from developed (read white) nations?

          1. Hey they’re getting their welfare without a birth certificate, so it evens out.

          2. Meh, everyone has to produce a birth certificate to get a marriage license, don’t they?

    2. I’m also amused that all the people who said we can’t possibly legalize gay marriage because the government shouldn’t be deciding which marriages are real are now arguing the government can’t possibly allow immigrants to get married without more documentation because it’s vital the government make sure all marriages are real.

      You know, because the “libertarians” here are totally basing their arguments on principles and totally not just making shit up from one moment to the next to rationalize their knee-jerk prejudices.

      1. No. You should be reassured that there are plenty here that believe that a government should only get involved in a marriage contract between people when there’s a contested issue. And then it should only be the judicial branch that gets involved.

    3. I’m also amused how the same people who said we can’t possibly legalize gay marriage because the government shouldn’t be in the business of deciding which marriages are real or not are now arguing that the government can’t possibly let immigrants marry without extensive documentation because its vital the government make sure marriages are real.

      Because the “libertarians” here are totally making arguments based on carefully considered principle and totally not making bullshit up from one moment to the next to rationalize their knee-jerk prejudices.

  44. So, friend of mine, the one who owns the convenience store – I’ve told you about him before, Iraqi Chaldean dude – was shopping for store stuff in San Diego the other day while I minded the place for him. In gratitude he brings me back a bottle of Arak.

    #Triggered.

    I had to order a 2 pound bag of black jelly beans so maybe I can hold off the craving and don’t end up finishing the bottle in one go.

    I’ll forgive him though – he didn’t know that I have a thing for black jelly beans.

  45. Follow Michael Hihn, he’ll lead you to the gate of Valhalla, shiny and chrome.

    #ImWithHihn

    1. WITNESS ME!!!!!

      *raises butter knife high and jumps off curb*

    2. Strident, sure, but I never pictured him busty and braided. How’s his high C?

      1. He only get served prune juice at the home.

    3. And daily in Valhalla we shall go out and do battle with Paulista goobers bullies, thwarting their aggression with Cato surveys and Rand’s tent revivals! After which we will retire to the prune juice hall and spend the night feasting and corpse fucking old threads.

      #ImWithHihnToo

      1. Isn’t the original Hihn annoying enough?

        1. You can never have too much Hihn. After all he’s built an imaginary coalition of 59% of the country who are libertarian but reject 91% of the libertarian brand……or something like that. If the rest of us goobers would get on board and accept the Hihn brand we would see an overwhelming Johnson/Weld victory next month.

          (snorts)

          (chortles)

          (stares vacantly off into space with mouth agape)

        2. Isn’t the original Hihn annoying enough?

          PAULISTA DEATHCULTIST BULLY

          (giggle) *teeth drop out into toilet, picks them up and wipes them on tattered bathrobe before reinserting them)
          NOLAN

          37.435%

          *looks out window, sees that damn cloud again, drops laptop and teeth in toilet as he runs outside, bathrobe flapping around spindly legs*

          GET OUT OF MY SKY!!!1!!!!

          1. At least this makes me look normal in comparison.

  46. Reposting from last night. James O’Keefe catches Manhattan’s Democratic election commissioner admitting on tape that New York is rife with voter fraud, with Dem operatives busing voters between precincts to cast multiple ballots.

    “He gave out ID cards, de Blasio. That’s in lieu of a driver’s license, but you can use it for anything,” Mr. Schulkinsaid Dec. 15. “But they didn’t vet people to see who they really are. Anybody can go in there and say, ‘I am Joe Smith, I want an ID card. It’s absurd. There is a lot of fraud. Not just voter fraud, all kinds of fraud ? This is why I get more conservative as I get older.”
    Mr. Schulkin added that “certain neighborhoods in particular” have unregistered voters bused around the city to vote multiple times. He would not say which neighborhoods, but when prompted on minority areas he replied, “Yeah, and Chinese, too.”

    1. Voter fraud is just a rightwing meme. I am starting to wonder how different things would be if all elections had paper ballots, required a form of ID from voters, and made everyone who voted dip their fingers in blue ink like they did in Iraq so no one can vote twice. The margin of fraud seems to be a lot higher than even I thought it was.

    2. Funny how having scruples about election fraud is getting “more conservative”.

  47. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29421/

    Jesus Christ these people are vile. How far are we from the internet being effectively controlled and censored for political or unacceptable cultural content?

    1. “There is no excuse for Google and YouTube censoring and restricting any PragerU videos, which are produced with the sole intent of educating people of all ages about America’s founding values,”

      But see, that’s why they’re censored.

      1. Exactly. Can’t have people challenging the proggie narrative.

    2. … I’ve seen all of those and some are so non-objectionable that I’m baffled. The gist of “He Wants You” can be summed up as, “Your boyfriend looking at another girl walking past does not mean he’s trying to cheat”.

      1. It is not so much that they are partisan, it is that they want to control what is allowed to be said and ultimately thought. You really can’t overstate how evil the people running google, Facebook and the rest of the big tech companies actually are. They really do see 1984 as a how to manual.

        1. How is that evil? If progressives start sending op-ed pieces to Reason Magainze, is Hit & Run morally obligated to publish each and every one?

          The real lesson here is how foolish people where to abandon open internet technology for walled gardens where a single company now has control over your communications.

          1. Especially when the single company is one you’re not actually paying so that you’re not actually their customer.

          2. It is evil because they run a platform and are offended by the idea of someone holding any view of thought they do not approve. Sure, they are free to be that narrow minded, but that fact doesn’t make them any less fucking evil for holding it.

            Do you really think that being so narrow minded that you can’t tolerate people saying anything you don’t like or using your allegedly content neutral platform to do so? You think that is okay? I don’t.

            Stop confusing “that is their right to do it” with “there is anything good or defensible about it”. The two things are different concepts.

            1. I hate to break it to you, but Google doesn’t care what view the people making the videos hold or don’t hold. Google doesn’t care about videos at all. The only thing Google cares about is ads. The video are just bait to get people to come an watch ads so that Google can charge advertisers.

              UPrager’s sin isn’t his political views, it’s making videos that are unattractive to the advertisers that are Google’s actual customers.

              1. Google should take a page from AM radio and run ads for survival kits and gold sellers.

              2. And Google the organization may or may not, but probably isn’t, institutionally aligned against conservatives–not in any sense that conflicts with its business model, anyway. But I have no doubt that, like Facebook, its employees routinely abuse their authority to carry out petty vendettas against conservative users. Google’s latest initiative is to farm out its censorship to youtubers, and there’s little doubt who has the time and inclination to carry it out.

          3. And reason is a partisan magazine. Youtube is a content neutral platform. If Youtube wants to be partisan it should stop lying about being so.

    3. Oh, quick tip to bypass that sign-on

      Take the youtube link, for example the video in that article:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFlF3NNsp6Y

      Change the /watch?v= to /v/ and you go directly to the video itself. Our example:

      https://www.youtube.com/v/GFlF3NNsp6Y

      It bypasses the bullshit authentication requirement.

    4. Not a fan of his but these seem unobjectionable to me and of course yanking them is partisan bullshit.

      1. PragerU is very mild content, especially in the context of YouTube. They just happen to have an unabashed conservative position on issues.

    5. Not that the videos should be yanked but:

      These values are Judeo-Christian at their core and include the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values.

      Oh yeah, I remember how much time in the New Testament Jesus spent talking about the importance of large standing armies.

      1. Not every Christian is a pacifist. You are not a pacifist, so why do you find it shocking they would be? Disappointed that they are not making it easy to kill them?

        1. There are Christians who love to play Scrabble. That doesn’t make Scrabble-playing a “Judeo-Christian value”.

      2. Jesus himself was not a pacifist.

        He went hog wild in the temple one day turning over tables like the proverbial bull in a china closet.

        His disciples were armed as well.

  48. Who knows, maybe the runaway death spiral will salvage Trump’s flagging campaign.

    Individual market customers on the Obamacare exchange in Oklahoma learned last week that they’ll face average rate hikes of a whopping 76 percent. Last month, Maryland approved double-digit rate hikes for all individual-market plans. In August, Tennessee approved rate increases of between 44 and 62 percent for three insurers still carrying individual-market plans. And in Minnesota, where the individual market is on the brink of collapse, state officials recently agreed to raise rates an average of 60 percent next year ? affecting an estimated 250,000 people both on and off the Obamacare exchanges.

    1. I think this death spiral will fail to grab the nation’s pussy.

    2. I don’t see how it gets fixed. The Democrats will insist on single payer, which the Republicans will refuse. The Democrats can’t agree to any kind of meaningful fix short of single payer because doing so will require admitting how badly they fucked up. They can’t and never will do that. Republicans meanwhile, since they literally did not cast a single vote in favor of it and thus have no ownership of the mess, have no incentive to agree to any kind of fix. All them trying to fix it would accomplish is letting the Democrats off the hook.

      I don’t thing they are going to do anything. It is just going to get worse and worse with nothing changing or happening. It might actually turn out to be worse than single payers. At least single payer is something. This is going to make our healthcare into something resembling the Venezuelan economy.

      1. It’ll go well with the rest of our economy resembling the Venezuelan economy.

        1. Fortunately our federal system and gridlock in Congress will save us from that. As crazy as the Democrats are, they are nothing compared to the Chavistas and even with the power of the pen have nowhere near the power. Our economy will likely linger on in a state of stagflation for a long while.

          Our health care system, however, is being subjected to a form of insanity equal to that of the Chavistas. And it doesn’t look to end any time soon.

          1. There is one benefit to Clinton, she’s not a Marxist. She a mafioso.

  49. “Your boyfriend looking at another girl walking past does not mean he’s trying to cheat”.

    When you see her writing her phone number on the palm of his hand, however….

        1. Geology. Shifting plate tectonics, specifically.

  50. Something I realized last night. Trump is LBJ and Clinton is Nixon.

    Funny considering the party reversals.

    1. The difference is that Clinton will enjoy the unyielding affirmation of historical revisionists while Nixon will persist as the worst scumbag president since Jackson.

    2. Clinton is far more corrupt than Nixon.

    1. Anjelica Hayes, the owner of the Portland-based bake shop, says she is black and therefore the cupcake cannot be racist.

      … but they changed the name anyway.

      1. Anjelica Hayes…would!

      2. “… but they changed the name anyway.”

        Now it’s the Donald Trump cupcake?

        I’m trying to think of a non-controversial name.

        1. The “Stacey Dash”?

    2. So it’s racist to say “Oreo?”

      Would it also be racist to say “Uncle Tom” or “house slave”?

      SJWs hardest hit!

    3. But, seriously, if you have the media coming to your business and asking if one of your product names is racist, you probably have a bit of a PR problem, and you might consider changing the name rather than get into a slapfight with retards, which could damage the bottom line.

  51. “Every 25 seconds someone is funneled into the criminal justice system, accused of nothing more than possessing drugs for personal use,”

    and is damn tired of it! Hardly has time to do anything else. You ever try sleeping in intervals of less than 25 sec.?

  52. Trump is LBJ and Clinton is Nixon.

    I think Hillary has more in common with LBJ, in the “Accomplishing that which would be better left undone” sense. That frightens me.

    1. Speaking of Nixon and Clinton, Dennis Prager makes a rather good argument for shutting the fuck up about inflammatory comments made in private conversations.

  53. —–Remember when the Democrats were all about uniting the country?—–

    Actually….no. Not in my lifetime, at least (and I’ve been voting since 1984).

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