Donald Trump Responds to Assault Allegations, U.S. Strikes Sites in Yemen, Gov. Christie Faces Court Summons over Bridgegate: P.M. Links

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    Donald Trump says all the sexual assault allegations against him are all part of a conspiracy against him. Like we needed another example of his similarity to Hillary Clinton.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama is telling women they should rise up and rebel against Trump as a nominee. I think they're well ahead of you there.
  • The United States launched strikes on coastal radar sites in Yemen after missiles targeted a warship in the Red Sea for a second time.
  • A judge will be issuing a criminal summons against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for official misconduct over "bridgegate," where staffers arranged for traffic-snarling lane closures of a bridge in order to punish a mayor who declined to endorse the governor.
  • Arkansas' Supreme Court will allow citizens to vote on a constitutional amendment allowing legal access to medical marijuana for some conditions.
  • Keith Lamont Scott, shot and killed by police in North Carolina in a confrontation, was struck at least three times, including once in the back, according to an autopsy.

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  1. Donald Trump says all the sexual assault allegations against him are all part of a conspiracy against him.

    A vast one?

    1. Hello.

      What’s with this linking to Reason articles stuff?

      1. Shackelford was running behind but didn’t want to end up in the commentariat doghouse with Robby, so compromises were made.

        1. Look at that alt-text. You think he just dashes it off in 5 seconds?

          And if shitty links are the price we pay for it, I say, BRING IT ON!

          1. This one was exemplary.

          2. You guys don’t even read the links before you comment.

            1. Nobody reads the articles before they comment.

              1. Nobody reads the article . . . period.

            2. There are links?

              1. There are comments?

        2. Yet he still delivered on the alt-text.

          1. That’s why he was running behind. The hilarious alt-text tail is wagging the substantive links dog here.

        3. Robby has threaten to do a Trump only links, but has mysteriously stopped doing links for the past couple days.

          DO IT, COME ON BENNETT! TWIST THE KNIFE!

      2. Remember when they used to link to 24-7 all the time?

        1. Ah, good times indeed.

      3. You mean the links link to something?

    2. Of course it’s vast. Huge, actually. The only question is whether it’s a right-wing or left-wing conspiracy.

      1. Both, according to The Donald.

        1. Half-and-half, half-vast on the right side, half-vast on the left. It really doesn’t take a very complex conspiracy to organize a group of people to dislike Trump.

      2. I know this may seem like it is coming out of nowhere, but I feel like I shouldn’t need a reason to point out that Jamie Foxx is annoying as fuck.

        1. Fan of Verizon commercials?

          1. I can’t hear you now.

        2. So are the faux-Foxxes on those stupid commercials.

      3. You misspelled “yuge.”

      4. Oh come on, can’t we dust off the Freemasons just this once? I miss the Freemason conspiracies.

    3. Good move–Trump supporters are no strangers to conspiracy theories.

  2. First Lady Michelle Obama is telling women they should rise up and rebel against Trump as a nominee.

    Where was that advise when he was grabbing their cooters?

    1. The Wookie is always on the side of rebellion.

      1. *Nice* Cooter!

    2. Rebel against the groper! Vote for the candidate who covered up for a rapist!

      1. Yeah, but Bill at least had the decency to lie about it. Even under oath!

    3. (Advise is the British spelling of advice, by the way. I have no idea how they spell our word advise, probably adviuse.)

      1. Advil.

  3. The United States launched strikes on coastal radar sites in Yemen…

    Hey, until replaced, she’s still Fed chair and we shouldn’t be bombing her.

      1. That’s exactly the sort of behavior they’re going after Trump for, you know.

        1. Look, he’s just copying Mad Men. Worked for Don Draper to get control of that crazy bitch in that one episode I saw half of.

    1. You are mixing up your dry, barren places.

      1. Nice.

        1. I agree. Every time I see footage of Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. I think “why the fuck don’t these people move???

          1. “I think “why the fuck don’t these people move???”

            It’s called “the Migrant Crisis”, I believe.

          2. “Tell me of your homeworld, Usul.”

    2. Audit the Fed? End the Fed? Bomb the Fed? Feed the bomb? I’m so confused . . .

  4. A judge will be issuing a criminal summons against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for official misconduct over “bridgegate,” where staffers arranged for traffic-snarling lane closures of a bridge in order to punish a mayor who declined to endorse the governor.

    Is there any worse crime than stopping people from escaping New Jerksey?

    1. There’s a reason why there’s a toll on the Ben Franklin Bridge driving from NJ into PA, but not one driving from PA into NJ.

      1. I’d rather that there’s a troll on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

        1. Dildo Shwaggins?

    2. Yes. Raising the gas tax by 23 cents. Cheap gas is all we have!!!

      1. But why are you all still too dumb to pump your own gas?

        1. They’re all transplants from Oregon?

        2. Why do you hate children? That law is the only thing keeping their parents from lighting them on fire each time they go to the gas station.

      2. You could probably drop the price by more than 23 cents if you got rid of mandatory pump attendants.

    3. Charging $7 or $9 (or whatever it is now) to cross the bridge and leave?

      1. Went and looked… $14 ransom.

        1. $5 crossing from NJ into Philly.

          1. Yeah, but then you’re stuck going to Philly

            1. Bah, now I want TWO cheesesteaks

              1. Of course you do.

          2. It’s literally a lateral move.

            1. It’s like when you go to a public bathroom, but the first stall is stopped up, and so you have to use the second stall, which has shit stains all over.

    4. Bridgegate. Was that about sexual assault? Otherwise, seems like a non scandal.

    5. A “crIminal summons?” Please. It’s a municipal court complaint. Municipal courts in New Jersey handle low-level offenses involving neighbors complaining about each other, unlicensed dogs, traffic tickets and disorderly persons claims. Don’t make it sound like an indictment.

      And the “charge?” Failing to tell his subordinates to end the traffic backup.

  5. “Donald Trump says all the sexual assault allegations against him are all part of a conspiracy against him.”

    Needs MOAR negging

    1. “Your sexual assault allegations could use some work.”

      1. Seriously, that is exactly what he should do. Double down and ridicule the allegations themselves. “This all you got? You guys sure are bad at this”

        1. I would answer every question about the allegations with “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”. Every time.

        2. I would answer every question about the allegations with “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”. Every time.

          1. Twice, so far.

  6. Arkansas’ Supreme Court will allow citizens to vote on a constitutional amendment allowing legal access to medical marijuana for some conditions.

    They know that “glaucoma patients” are an unreliable voter bloc.

    1. Medical MJ allows them to ban more people from buying guns.

    2. We actually have two measures on the ballot, but one is a total cronyist trojan horse.

      Fellow Arkansawyers – yes on SEVEN.

      1. You’re the only libertarian in Arkansas.

  7. So here’s a weird one from Germany (I know, I know…)

    First, we had a heartwarming story of a call to reward Syrian heroes:

    There is a growing clamour in Germany to honour three Syrian refugees who overpowered a bomb plot suspect with possible links to the so-called Islamic State.

    Mr Bakr, who is also Syrian, made his way south to Leipzig and asked for help and shelter from the trio, who later recognised Mr Bakr as a suspect after seeing police’s appeals for information in Arabic on Facebook.

    They quickly overpowered the fugitive, tied him up, and called police.

    but then German police had to go and fuck it up

    Jaber al-Bakr, 22, strangled himself in a jail in Leipzig with his shirt and the government has demanded an immediate inquiry.
    ….
    German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere demanded a “rapid and comprehensive inquiry”.

    He told German TV that Bakr’s death had made the task of investigating the possible Berlin airport bomb plot much harder.

    This is seriously some movie shit right there.

    1. You know who else committed suicide in Germany.

      1. Vee ask da qvestions around here!

      2. Robert Enke? šŸ™

      3. MUST EVERYONE BE COY AROUND HERE?!

        1. Hello. And, yes.

      4. Rob Pilatus?

      5. Does consensual murder count?

        If so, try not to think about Bernd J?rgen Armando Brandes’ penis.

        1. Probably best not to think about his penis in any case.

        2. That is not a video I would care to see.

        1. ermaGoethe

    2. Law enforcement fucks up. That is one crazy ass plot line.

      1. Killing the innocent guy while in police custody was last season’s subplot in Homeland.

  8. Keith Lamont Scott, shot and killed by police in North Carolina in a confrontation, was struck at least three times, including once in the back, according to an autopsy.

    Now that the autopsy results have been released, everyone can finally just chill out, right?

  9. Trump says all the sexual assault allegations against him are all part of a conspiracy against him.

    Well, it is somewhat interesting that apparently the allegations did not arise until the Billy Bush tape surfaced, and that the purported assaults *follow* more or less what he said.

    1. We believe the victims of sexual assault here. That’s how we roll.

      1. Wait. Are *you* a victim?

      2. Animal print pants out of control?

          1. Animal print pants are out of control.

          2. OK, fine. I’ll ruin the joke by explaining it.

            1. FWIW, I got it. well dun

      3. (You forgot your disclaimer that we only believe NON-BIMBO victims of sexual assault, with Her Highness deciding who is and isn’t a “bimbo”, of course)

  10. Keith Lamont Scott, shot and killed by police in North Carolina in a confrontation, was struck at least three times, including once in the back, according to an autopsy.

    His shoulder blades made the officers fear for their lives.

    1. Dammit, this is simple!

      When he’s turned toward you, he’s either charging, or, about to charge you; deadly force approved. If he’s turned away from you, he either winding up for an attack, or concealing his front torso/waist from sight because of a weapon he will use immediately; deadly force approved. If h’e standing perpendicular to you, he’s either engaging scenario one (toward you), or scenario two (away from you); deadly force approved.

      That anyone fails to understand this just proves we have our work cut out for us!

      /Chief Shooty McPantshitter

  11. Like we needed another example of his similarity to Hillary Clinton.

    Let’s leave the jokes, obvious as they may be, to the commentariat, Shackford.

    1. “Don’t look there. The joke is in your hand.”

      1. Joke boy: Do not try and tell the joke. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
        EAP: What truth?
        Joke boy: There is no joke.
        EAP: There is no joke?
        Joke boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the joke that’s told, it is only yourself.

  12. Keith Lamont Scott, shot and killed by police in North Carolina in a confrontation, was struck at least three times, including once in the back, according to an autopsy.

    They did have him surrounded.

    1. Struck three times. Let me guess. 984 rounds were fired by 210 cops.

      1. At least. Good thing taxpayers pay for those bullets, some with their life.

  13. Mikhail Gorbachev warns world is at ‘dangerous point’ amid US-Russian face off over Syria

    Soaring tensions between the United States and Russia have brought the world to a “dangerous point,” Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday.

    1. I had an acquaintance swear up and down to me that the only reason Putin was feeling so emboldened was because Trump, a few months ago, gave some indication of pulling out of NATO. To her, it has nothing to do with the Obama administration, nothing to do with State Department dumbassery for the last 8 years. Just Trump.

      1. Remember when Trump invited the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula?

        Poor Obama and Hillary! Trump’s perfidy left them helpless to intervene!

        1. Hey now! That’s crossing a line mister!

      2. Remember how anything Obama did wrong was blamed on Bush for years? Trump is going to be that for Hillary. I have no doubt that two years from now apologists for Hillary Clinton will be seriously blaming her failings on Donald Trump.

    2. tick tick tick tick tick tick ….

      1. Is this a Sting reference?

        https://youtu.be/wHylQRVN2Qs

    3. And only Hillary can save us!

      1. We are so boned.

      2. And if she gets us into war with Russia, it will be Trump’s fault. All bases covered

        1. That will be story, guarantee it.

    4. If you look closely, you can find Aleppo on his scalp.

    5. “I don’t want to give any concrete prescriptions but I do want to say that this needs to stop.”

      Gee, no *wonder* them Rooskies like Trump!

    6. Hillary for war! Blood for the blood god!

      Hillary 2016, she kept us out of war! I swear up and down she will end up being the Woodrow Wilson of the 21st century.

    7. Only a few days ago all Russian governmet employees were ordered to immediately bring home any children studying overseas

      Immediately even if it meant mid term. They were told if they did not obey if would have an effect on their job.

      The public reason was Russian pride
      If that is the real reason why the urgency ? A few more weeks to finish out a term wouldn’t have that much influence over Russian patriotism.

      Are they preparing for war ?

      1. It’s good posturing for sure.

      2. “Are they preparing for war ?”

        If I was Russia faced with a likely Clinton presidency, I would.

        If the question to “Is Russia completely stupid??” is no, then they of course are preparing.

      3. retread much?

      4. And they expect us to kill their children at school?

    8. Gorbachev is still alive? The hell has he been up to after The Pizza Hunt ad?

  14. http://www.ammoland.com/2016/1…..z4N02iOqTb

    Police Shoot Good Guy in Armed Robbery Fight

    WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Georgia reports 9- 28-2016, a 41 year old father had just arrived home from work when a suspect with a gun robbed him and another man of roughly $1,000 in cash. The incident happened at an apartment complex on the 1000 block of Collier Road early Saturday morning.

    The father of four decided to take matters into his own hands.

    “My dad chased after him with his gun. Went around the building,” his son said. He added the thief fired two shots at his dad, one ending up in a nearby car.”

    Then as the father rounded the building, he came face-to-face with the off-duty Atlanta police officer. The Officer had heard the gunshots and seeing the father running with a gun, the officer opened fire. His shots hit the father multiple times.

    Atlanta PD placed the officer on administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into the incident.

    The son said “I think he should have at least yelled freeze or something. My dad knows English. If he would have said something, stop, freeze or something, he would have stopped.”

    The GBI is working with the involved officer’s attorney to set up an interview about the incident.

    The father, who is the family’s sole breadwinner, is in critical condition, but is expected to recover.

    1. “The GBI is working with the involved officer’s attorney to set up an interview about the incident.”

      Come on in, at your leisure. No hurry.

      1. “It’s alright to let yourself feel the trauma, Officer. Let yourself heal. In time, if you’re up to the challenge, we’ll get in touch about potentially arranging for a short chat — with trigger warnings, obviously — concerning the incident. But it’s not mandatory. Really. It’s no big deal. Let us know how you’re feeling in a few years.”

        1. The sex is going to be good, however.

    2. See, if didn’t have a gun, he wouldn’t have got shot! Fucking 2A extremists claim another victim!

      /my Facebook feed tomorrow, probably

      1. As a gun carrier, I remain cognizant that if I’m chasing someone down the street with a gun in my hand, there’s a reasonable chance I won’t see the next sunrise.

        1. Which puts you eons ahead of 95-99% of officers.

          1. oh, the police are very cognizant that if they see me chasing someone down the street with a gun in my hand, that I probably won’t see the next sunrise.

        2. As an American, I remain cognizant that many of our communities are policed by some of the most extraordinarily flagitious miscreants in our society.

      2. Chief of Police – “He’s the hero our community deserves, but not the one it needs right now. *Signs order for administrative leave.* So, we’ll relax him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.”

    3. “The father, who is the family’s sole breadwinner,”

      I am my family’s soul breadwinner.

      1. Soulbread winner?

    4. My dad chased after him with his gun.

      At which point it went from self defense to assault with a deadly weapon, so the “good guy” wasn’t actually a good guy.

      1. Doesn’t there have to be an assault for it to be assault with a deadly weapon?

      2. Not so fast. Fleeing felons may be pursued and engaged.

      3. Again dudes it’s Stormytown, don’t bother

  15. Meanwhile, in one of the less crazy corners of the NYT…

    Some of the most interesting developments in the formation of a Democratic agenda can be found in the evolving work of Jason Furman, the 46-year-old chairman of the President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

    Furman focuses on a pair of crucial factors underlying slow growth: a lack of corporate dynamism and the weakening of competitive forces in the marketplace. Diminishing vitality in the marketplace has become a mounting concern among economists and policy makers.

    One advantage of Furman’s approach is that it cuts across ideological boundaries.

    In a speech in Chicago last month, “Beyond Antitrust: The Role of Competition Policy in Promoting Inclusive Growth,” Furman made the case that there has been a dangerous reduction in competition in the United States because of growing corporate concentration, barriers to entry facing new firms, restrictions on worker mobility, excessive legislative protection of patents and intellectual property, and developments in technology that give huge market power over potential challengers to such internet platforms as Facebook, eBay and PayPal.

    1. The solution?

      More regs, obviously

      1. Bailouts. You can’t forget those. And subsidies.

        1. and worker protections

        2. And a $50 minimum wage

    2. barriers to entry facing new firms, restrictions on worker mobility, excessive legislative protection of patents and intellectual property

      BLASPHEMER!

      1. Look, the barriers to entry are all caused by the voluntary actions of monopolistic corporations and have nothing whatsoever to do with the massive new regulations implemented by the Obama admin.

        1. I love how when “progressives” are always looking for excuses for more government control over the economy, they cite “barriers to entry” – like it’s some mysterious and unchangeable force of the universe… When in reality, the barriers are due to regulations that THEY themselves fervently supported.

        2. I love how when “progressives” are always looking for excuses for more government control over the economy, they cite “barriers to entry” – like it’s some mysterious and unchangeable force of the universe… When in reality, the barriers are due to regulations that THEY themselves fervently supported.

  16. I’m not sure (other than the mandatory ideological blinders) why Edsall feels compelled to refer to Furman’s ideas as inherently “Democratic (Party)” solutions. Much of what Furman says is completely familiar and unremarkable to some people.

  17. Mom: My 4-year-old ate pot-laced Wendy’s fries

    Dezeray Risner, of Springfield, said she found marijuana in her french fries after her 4-year-old daughter told her mother the fries “tasted funny and were ‘yucky,'” according to a Huber Heights police report.

    Autoplay vid

    1. According to the report, Risner called Wendy’s, 7435 Brandt Pike, and the manager said nobody at the store had marijuana. Risner then went to the police department to report the incident.

      A Huber Heights officer opened the bag and saw green leafy vegetation mixed with the fries and could smell the strong odor of marijuana from the fries, the report says.

      You can’t fool *me*, lafe.long. That’s from The Onion.

      1. saw green leafy vegetation mixed with the fries and could smell the strong odor of marijuana

        I love how every cop in the country uses the exact same buzzwords describing marijuana.

        1. BUZZ words?

          pshaw

      2. That is about a mile from where I live. I’ve eaten there. Small world.

        For the record I’ve nothing to do with the marijuana they found.

        1. Huber Heights is a city in Montgomery, Miami and Greene counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. Huber Heights’ motto is “America’s largest community of brick homes.” Wikipedia

          The more you know…

    2. Somebody got the wrong bag.

    3. The officer then went to Wendy’s and spoke with the shift manager and three employees. Two of the employees admitted that they do smoke marijuana, and after a consent search, none was found on either one of them.

      Stoners are always easy arrests, but these two bested the cops this time.

      1. of course none was on them – they dumped it in with the fries.

    4. And yet the kid was apparently smart enough to stop eating, if the stuff tasted yucky.

  18. Ben Carson watch: Ben Carson warns conservatives of ‘mass killings once again’ without resistance to government

    Asked at a press conference how he thought such a grim future might come about, Carson referenced “the whole gay marriage issue.”

    “Why must they change it?” Carson said, referring to efforts to recognize civil unions as equal to traditional marriage. “I believe the reason is, if you can change the word of God in one area, then you can change it in every area. It’s the camel’s nose under the tent, and it will just be an avalanche of one thing after the other.”

    Got it, we’re real big on God’s definition of marriage. Moving on.

    Carson also reiterated support for [thrice-married] Donald Trump (bracketed text mine)

    *visits chiropractor for whiplash*

    1. I believe the reason is, if you can change the word of God in one area, then you can change it in every area.

      Does the pope know about this!?

      1. Does he shit in the woods?

        1. Only if there is a geyser nearby.

    2. Step 1: Gay Marriage
      Step 2: ???
      Step 3: Genocide

      1. I mean, that’s always been the plan. I just didn’t expect Dr. Ben Carson to figure it out.

    3. Whew… dodged a bullet with that one.

  19. http://www.breitbart.com/texas…..sses-near/

    Texas Phone App Shows ‘Second Amendment Unfriendly’ Businesses Near You

    Texas has a “30.06 and 30.07 Information Resource” which lists “Second-Amendment unfriendly” businesses.
    Gun advocates and licensed to carry holders can search for and add businesses to the interactive website or use the iPhone and Android apps for free.

    The founder of the website, Russell Jones told Breitbart Texas, “This is not a for-profit venture. We are in it to help the community because it’s important to know both who supports the Second Amendment and who allows us to protect ourselves and our families.”

    The Texas3006.com website has almost 11,000 registered users and 9,200 updated entries.

    Jones created the website after he noticed that Texas concealed handgun license (CHL) holders “lacked a centralized location for reporting and retrieving businesses and other facilities that deny our right to defend both ourselves and our families from criminals; the same criminals that by definition don’t care what the laws say.” Jones said he started working on the site in 2007 as a hobby in his free time between work and college. Jones is responsible for web and mobile API development.

    1. The Second Amendment, like the First, applies to governments and not private businesses. If I don’t want guns allowed in my establishment, it is within my rights a property owner to disallow them.

      1. And it’s within peoples’ right to point that out.

        1. Agreed. But “not wanting people to bring guns onto my property” is not the same thing as “not supporting the Second Amendment.”

          1. I agree, but do you know how many times I was labeled “anti-child” because I voted against another bond increase?

          2. Do you live in America? Then yes it does mean that. Shall not be infringed. I’m not saying a property owner shouldn’t be able to ban guns on their property, but the property owner should be liable for the defense of the people that can’t defend themselves because of the ban.

            1. Shall not be infringed is referring to the government. You’re not violating anyone’s rights by not letting them carry a gun on your property.

              1. I understand that, just saying that it makes sense to me that if you take away someone’s right to defend it makes you the one responsible.

                1. I disagree. If I tell you that you’re not allowed to carry a firearm on my property, you have the option to leave.

          3. So, your problem is with the spin, and not the app?

            1. The mischaracterization of how the constitution works, yes. Question the wisdom of not allowing guns all you want. Boycott those places, sure. But it’s not a second amendment issue.

              1. Well, the quote up above does seem to show a distinction between “support the 2A” and “let you carry on my property”. The guy talking appears to want both in a business.

                Of course, it doesn’t help to conflate Texas CHL laws with the 2A (connected, but not necessarily interchangeable), which the article does.

              2. But refusing to bake a gay wedding cake is a 14th Amendment issue…?

          4. If you own a business, arbitrarily proscribing the possession of personal weaponry on your premises is wholly within your rights as the proprietor, but such an act can validly be considered a reliable indicator of your sociopolitical sympathies. Specifically, in a case like this, it would be illustrative of hoplophobia.

            You are at liberty to prohibit people from carrying their firearms on your property, but you’re not entitled to being spurned for your choice.

            1. *to protection from being spurned for your choice.

        2. I think Texas is one of those states which makes it an automatic felony if a business posts a specified sign not allowing concealed carry. That part should be struck. A business or any other property owner should be free to do so under ordinary trespass laws (i.e., they have to ask the person to leave and if they refuse, then it’s a crime) not a blanket auto felony.

          1. I think Texas is one of those states which makes it an automatic felony if a business posts a specified sign not allowing concealed carry.

            That would be for the “51%” businesses (bars), and correctional facilities. All other trespasses are misdemeanors.

      2. And it is within the rights of everyone else to publicize your refusal to allow guns and to avoid, boycott and shame you for doing so.

        1. I’m trying to find where i claimed otherwise.

          Jesus F. Christ, people here will immediately (and accurately) jump on anyone who says a libel lawsuit implicates the First Amendment (it doesn’t because it involves two private parties), but apply the same argument to the Second and its like reading one of Gillespie’s Trump articles

          1. Blame it on itchy trigger fingers.

      3. If I don’t want guns allowed in my establishment, it is within my rights a property owner to disallow them.

        More than once I’ve mentioned to more than one business owner, that if they adamantly believe in the 2A and still want a gun free zone that they offer/insist on gun check services. Otherwise, your customers show up with a gun and either choose to lie or walk back out the door. I have yet to hear of anyone implementing it, but when I mention it you’d think I’d just socked them in the jaw or something. Apparently handling minor disagreements about the 2A in a civil manner isn’t the default mode of operation for some people.

        1. Here we call that a glove box. Parking is typically right outside the door.

        2. Apparently handling minor disagreements about the 2A in a civil manner isn’t the default mode of operation for somemost people.

          FTFY.

      4. And there is no reason a gun owner can’t use this data to decide where to conduct business.

        Like using Yelp

      5. In practice it is highly correlated. How can you truly support the second amendment and then say you don’t trust sign-abiding citizens to carry a gun?

        I am more sympathetic to opposition to open carry since it is a distraction. But not having seen a single person open carry, I question why some stores bother to forbid it.

        1. I mean, if you’re carrying a concealed weapon and I have a “no guns” sign posted, how would I know you’re carrying? I think this is one of those areas where people used to use discretion and courtesy to get along with each other. Of course, that would be back before every single interaction was a deeply meaningful ideological struggle.

  20. Together, “declining firm dynamism, high returns and low output, and disparities in the rate of return on investment are all potential consequences of increasing barriers to entry” and restraining the operation of a free and open market.

    With these findings in place, Furman has laid out the groundwork for a liberal Democratic agenda:

    To the extent that these macroeconomic trends are related to decreased competition, then procompetitive policies have potential to not only benefit consumers but also improve the state of the macroeconomy by, for example, increasing productivity and ensuring that the benefits of growth are widely shared.

    I suppose the notion of ‘industrial policy” is pretty much considered to be the province of the Democratic Party.

    It’s nice to see the stagnation in the economy get some attention.

    1. Ask Chelsea. She might have some advice for the kid.

    2. Something tells me this lady is going to be in for a rude awakening when her daughter becomes a teenager.

      1. More amusing, ask mom about the first dude she banged. I bet the age and temperment will be surprising.

  21. http://latino.foxnews.com/lati…..y-latinos/

    In hacked email, Clinton’s campaign manager urges her to court ‘needy Latinos’

    The latest dump of hacked emails by Wikileaks includes one by Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta urging the Democratic presidential nominee and a top aide to make phone calls to prominent Latino politicians ? including New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Transportation Secretary Federico Pena ? to ask them to endorse her White House run.

    In an email dated August 21, 2015 and titled “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call,” Podesta urges Clinton to lay out the reasons why she should reach out to the two Hispanic politicians that served in her husband’s cabinet.

    Podesta, who also heaps praise upon former Secretary of the Interior and Clinton surrogate Ken Salazar, said that Pena was close to committing to an endorsement but had some reservations and hard feelings from his days under Bill Clinton.

    “Fed (sic) never said this to me but he confided to Ken that his Cabinet stints ripped up his family,” Podesta wrote in an emailapparently addressed to Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin.

    1. “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call,”

      That would be a great title for a soft-core women-targetted smut book!

    2. This is the type of thing someone should release to the media.

      1. This is the kind of smear campaigns that the Putin/Trump campaign can get away with because of Citizens United.

  22. BPD commish: Officers saved lives of 2 wounded cops in shootout

    Police Commissioner William B. Evans is hailing a group of quick-thinking Hub police officers for helping to save the lives of two Boston cops who were shot and critically wounded in East Boston last night.

  23. I keep waiting for a leaked email in which Podesta wails about people making fun of his name.

  24. Colorado school district defends ‘white privilege’ survey given to staff

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016…..taff.html#

    A “white privilege” survey handed out to staff members at a Denver-area school district rankled some employees, but a spokesperson for the district said Wednesday it was useful in finding “opportunity gaps.”

    The survey, distributed at Cherry Creek School District, included 26 statements such as, “If a police officer pulls me over, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race,” and “I can choose blemish cover or bandages in ‘flesh’ color and have them more or less match the color of my skin.” Staffers would score each statement based on how much they felt it applied to them.

    More than one employee voiced concerns about the survey, KMGH reported. A student told the channel, “the title is definitely suspicious.”

    “It was designed to make people aware that their experiences, whatever they are, wherever they come from, are not exactly the same as other people’s,” district spokesperson Tustin Amole responded. “This work works.”

    1. “I can choose blemish cover or bandages in ‘flesh’ color and have them more or less match the color of my skin.”

      Oh, FFS! Go with the TMNT strips!

      1. Sutures, staples, or superglue.

        I used to complain about the color of my bandaids when I was a kid. Grandma would peel them off, say the wound needed cleaning, then swab it firmly with iodine or pink merthiolate and then put a flesh-tone bandage on top of it.

        My sutures have always been black.

    2. I use power ranger band aids.

    3. I’m gratified to see our tax revenue being spent in such a wise manner.

    4. I know exactly how those people feel that standard bandages don’t match their skin color. I got a cut while wearing blackface last Halloween and because the only bandages available to me were white people color, it really clashed with the rest of my get up. It was very problematic.

    5. LOL–CCSD is probably the wealthiest or second-wealthiest public school district in the state. The only “opportunity gaps” that exist are for the non-athlete minority students from poorer areas of Denver and Aurora that these schools passed over when they went recruiting to buff up their sports teams.

    6. district spokesperson Tustin Amole responded

      Bullshit. You’re not gonna fool me-that’s a made-up name. I bet someone was prankin… Oh…

      Seriously, that twat has a yuuuuge race chip on her shoulder. She seems to make the news a lot regarding race-based bullshit. Plus, lots of other “issues”.

    7. it was useful in finding “opportunity gaps.”

      I have found a few at about 1am after ladies night.

      Hey-Oh!

  25. Protesters Overtake Philadelphia Pride Flag Raising Amid LGBT Racism Controversy

    The controversy began last month when an LGBT business owner in the section of Center City commonly called the Gayborhood came under fire for allegedly using racial and homophobic slurs.

    Uhh, sounds like said business owner was a dick, I’m not sure why this requires the mayor or protests. Anywho, the mayor responded:

    As I have said previously, there is no denying that racism and discrimination is an issue within the LGBT community. The Gayborhood should be a sanctuary for all in the LGBT community, but sadly not everyone is welcome at some of its institutions, and until real steps are taken to address racist dress code policies or other instances of institutionalized discrimination, I will not go to those institutions.

    Now I really want to know what the “racist dress code policies” are. This being Philly I assume everyone involved is awful, but also kind of want a cheesesteak for lunch, so there’s that.

    1. d until real steps are taken to address racist dress code policies or other instances of institutionalized discrimination, I will not go to those institutions.

      Do I have to click on the link to suss this out?

      1. IIRC, the bar has a dress code that bans shoes and some clothes that stereotypically are worn by black gay men and not white gay men.

        1. Kay…

          *thinks*

          What do black gay men like to wear?

          1. Timberland boots and something else.

            I don’t fucking get it. I also don’t care.

            This whole thing is so toxically stupid that I believe thinking about it too long puts one at risk of getting brain cancer.

              1. I never knew that how to lace up one’s boot was so important.

                That’s so stupid.

                What is important was when I grew up was whether you wore round toed or those nerdy old timey old peoples pointy toed cowboy boots and then later in highschool was Perry Topsiders WITH or WITHOUT SOCKS.

                That is important shit and puts lacing Timberlakes in it’s unimportant perspective.

            1. Is it because blacks don’t tip?

        2. Yeah… I think I read somewhere that someplace had a “No timberland boots” policy.

          1. *looks around nervously*

            When did Timberland boots become gay?

            1. Don’t try to understand Philly. That way lies madness.

          2. I think I read somewhere that someplace had a “No timberland boots” policy.

            I have to chuckle. I was denied entry to a club once because I was wearing workboots. I assumed it was between classism and (my) poor taste. It’s funny to think that racist homophobia might’ve been the real answer.

      2. racist dress code policies

        Imma guess… Making them wear Iggles Accessories?

    2. No “pants on the ground”.

      1. Did someone say pants on the ground?

    3. Pants must be at least around one’s thighs?

    4. This being Philly I assume everyone involved is awful…

      THIS GOES WITHOUT SAYING.

      1. I said it for emphasis.

    5. “racist dress code policies”

      No shirt, no shoes, no Nazi uniform, no service!!

  26. Alt alt-text: “You can do anything, you can stick your thumb up their butt, anything.”

  27. http://tinyurl.com/z2abyvz

    Russian Television Warns of Nuclear War Amid US Tensions

    With diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Cold War, one could be forgiven for being alarmed by recent Russian news broadcasts. For the past month, Russian media outlets have been punctuated with reports asking people whether they are ready for nuclear war.

    “If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now,” according to one particularly fevered report on the Russian state-owned channel, NTV.

    Russia’s main current affairs show, hosted by a presenter known by critics as the country’s propagandist-in-chief, recently spent two hours warning that Russia would defend itself with nuclear arms.

    “We’ve had it with American scolding over Syria,” the show’s host, Evgeny Kiselyov, told his audience. “Impudent behavior,” from the U.S. he said, can take on “nuclear dimensions.”

    Anti-Americanism is not rare on Russian state news, nor is an inclination for the apocalyptic. More notable than the intensity of the warnings has been how Russian government ministries have joined in the alarms in recent weeks.

    1. They own the media. They were pressing the media to raise these alarms.

      1. And the Democrat Party in the USofA does not ?

        I believe that notion has been debunked as of the last few days.

  28. Corey Feldman is BACK with another bizarre Today Show performance

    This song is for America. We are at a time right now where the world needs to focus, really, on peace and love and tolerance. Especially with all of the bullying. So this is about the government, this is about the race. This is about the United States. Love and peace.

      1. The one Corey that hasn’t killed himself with drugs yet.

          1. ‘Zombie Corey’ not ‘Actually Dead Corey’

    1. Rock, flag and eagle. I hear him. As long as it’s not about getting diddled by Jacko.

    2. Especially with all the bullying?

      /drops cigarette from lips.

  29. Hey, want to see what happens when PM Zoolander stops being polite and starts getting real?
    Trudeau warns Europe: Sign trade deal with Canada or risk becoming irrelevant

    “If, in a week or two, we see that Europe is unable to sign a progressive trade agreement with a country like Canada, well then with whom will Europe do business in the years to come?” Trudeau asked in French. “In this post-Brexit situation where there are a great many questions about Europe’s usefulness, if Europe cannot manage to sign this agreement, then that sends a very clear message not just to Europe, but to the whole world, that Europe is choosing a path that is not productive for its citizens or the world. And that would be a shame.”

    He’s so adorable when he’s trying to talk tough. Or when he acts like Canada matters.

    1. You know who else bullied the rest of Europe into capitulating to deals?

      1. Monty Hall?

      2. Epic Records prior to the release of “The Final Countdown”?

      3. Howie Mandel?

      4. Woodrow Wilson?

      5. Thomas Woolsey?

    2. He’s so not happening.

    3. Europe CEO: The Canada we buy raw materials from and ship back finished goods at a profit? That Canada?
      Europe’s assistant: Yes.
      Europe CEO: And what’s the boss of Canada’s name again?
      Europe’s assistant: Gilles Villeneuve. No, wait. Justin Trudeau.
      E/CEO: Ah. And he’s who again?

    4. It’s funny. Trudeau thinks this is the way to make Canada ‘relevant’ again after Harper’s reign. He’s banking on Canada having a ‘moral authority’ 1960s voice more than anything whereas big boy countries use financial and military leverage. Of course, Canada let the military slide because we’re too cool to have one that can actually defend an entire country relying – wink, wink – on the Americans should it ever happen.

      And his bull shit carbon tax scheme is NEP redux. It failed then and it will fail now.

      Canada is a middle school child among nations with this guy there.

      1. Of course, Canada let the military slide because we’re too cool to have one that can actually defend an entire country relying – wink, wink – on the Americans should it ever happen.

        The armed forces overwhelming voted Harper for a reason. We really, really need the funding, and he was offering vague promises. Then Trudeau comes along and starts offering up idiot 90s ‘peacekeeping’ as the new Canadian military mission. After over a decade in Afghanistan, after all our equipment is busted to shit and our logistics are so fucked that it will take another two years before we can even plan a major foreign operation, and this idiot wants us running around kowtowing to the U.N. like in Rwanda and taking the responsibility for the fuckups. Fortunately Sajjan’s not completely insane and has flatout told Zoolander it’s not possible.

        1. I remember reading a U.S. military scholar/expert saying it was too late at this point for Canada to revamp its military and bring it up to today’s technological standards. He basically said you made your bed, you’re now for all intents and purposes a protectorate of the U.S. so focus on special forces and small unit fighting.

          1. They’re not wrong, it’s doable but expensive and time consuming, so it will never happen. Only thing that even has a chance of remaining technologically competitive is parts of the navy. The problem now though is that the funding problem so bad that we can’t even keep the old crap still going. Afghanistan fucked us hard, wear and tear in that environment is brutal, but Ottawa throws its hands up in the air and says “just work with what you got.”

    5. “Tell the upstart colonial idiot that he may be a big shot in his own little backwater, but over here he’s small fry, and I rule the seas.”

      -Elizabeth “Nazi-stomper” II

      Monarchy and the Commonwealth people, it’s a vast improvement to what we got.

    6. He is saying that if Europe can’t sign a deal with a patsy like Canada, they can’t sign a deal with anyone.

  30. “Donald Trump says all the sexual assault allegations against him are all part of a conspiracy against him.”

    Speaking as a sexual assault victim myself (I was groped by Hillary Clinton), I know what it feels like not to have my allegations taken seriously.

  31. ?The United States launched strikes on coastal radar sites in Yemen after missiles targeted a warship in the Red Sea for a second time.

    If only we had elected Nobel Peace Prize recipient Obama as president and instead of those warmongers like Trump or McCain or Romney!

  32. Well, this might finally be the one that sinks his political career:

    “Last summer, I was old enough to know better, but I guess I was still young enough to do something stupid. I chose to send improper texts to a young man. I made a bad decision. I regret my actions.”

    What effect do you think this will have, if any on the future prospects of…

    …Mike Yenni, the president of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

    Ha! Bet you thought it was Trump, didn’t you?

  33. Married Louisiana politician releases mea culpa video over sexting 17-year-old male

    Mike Yenni, a married-with-a-child Republican politician representing Louisiana’s largest parish, is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly having sexted a 17-year-old male. 17 is the age of consent in Louisiana, but the FBI is involved under

    a federal law that aims to protect children under 18 from “obscenity.” This law prohibits “the transmission of any comment, request, suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication which is obscene or child pornography, knowing that the recipient of the communication is under 18 years of age, regardless of whether the maker of such communication placed the call or initiated the communication.”

    Then 17 year old (now 19) “wants to expose Yenni’s behavior because he finds it disturbing.”

    While the youth was initially flattered and intrigued by Yenni’s overtures, he said the texts and phone conversations began to make him uncomfortable

    None of the news coverage indicates how this ‘relationship’ ended. My money is on the teen being a scorned bunnyboiler, but its certainly possible the politician is a total creeper.

    1. Once again, two parts to this story. The lulz over a Republican closeted-gay getting caught with his pants down, and two, the FBI is involved in something that shouldn’t be illegal.

      1. Yeah, the story wouldn’t have legs if he’d sexted a 17 year old girl. He cheated on his wife or attempted to cheat on his wife and the who doesn’t matter too much. The FBI involvement is absurd considering the state’s AOC is 17.

        1. Look, after that Clinton email embarrassment, they have to prove no one is above the law! Or, if Republican, below the law, either.

        2. He might have committed a felony in pursuing his extramarital affair. Felonies are a big deal to the FBI, they can’t just let the guy slide if he is guilty. Imagine the pandemonium that would follow letting a politician off despite clear evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Just wouldn’t happen. Never. Ever.

          1. The FBI is going to investigate this politician like they’ve investigated no other in history!

  34. A judge will be issuing a criminal summons against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for official misconduct over “bridgegate,” where staffers arranged for traffic-snarling lane closures of a bridge in order to punish a mayor who declined to endorse the governor.

    Ok this just sank in. Christie gets a criminal investigation for this shit, when this type of shit is called Tuesday where I live?

    Serious question, are they picking on Christie because he’s a republican, or is New Jersey actually that awesome where if a politician pulls some shit like this they actually do something about it?

    Or on further reflection, is it because he targeted a specific ‘mayor’ whereas had Christie just been punishing voters writ large, then it’d be ok?

    1. It’s cause he’s fat.

    2. …because he’s a republican, or is New Jersey actually that awesome…

      Do you really have to ask?

    3. is New Jersey actually that awesome where if a politician pulls some shit like this they actually do something about it?

      HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAH……..Yes, just like they went after Corzine.

  35. America sucks

    There is a dawning sense among voters that our lack of government support for child care, and the anxiety this causes, isn’t normal. In other rich countries ? heck, even in Ukraine ? parents get the state’s help in their children’s early years. Americans get practically nothing.

    What we do get is a pervasive national angst. A forthcoming study in The American Journal of Sociology finds that Americans with children are 12 percent less happy than non-parents, the largest “happiness gap” of 22 rich countries surveyed. The main sources of parents’ unhappiness are the lack of paid vacation and sick leave, and the high cost of child care, the authors said.

    Take responsibility for my own decisions? What kind of godforsaken wasteland are you running, here?

    1. The main sources of parents’ unhappiness are the lack of paid vacation and sick leave…

      Uh, wut? They want paid vacation from being parents? Otherwise, I’m pretty sure non-parents are unhappy if they don’t have paid vacations either.

    2. This is going to go just like child labor. The free market will push prices down and production up to the point that companies can afford to give such perks to their employees or employees would just be able to work less while enjoying a higher purchasing power all the same. Then the left will spend the next 150 years crowing about how the government legislated extra maternity and sick leave into economically sustainable existence.

      1. Of course, the noble and enlightened ban on child labor has just done wonders for the segments of society who can’t get in to and/or graduate from college. Especially with the high school diploma being utterly debased.

        But hey, if it makes some people feel good, it must be worth it, right?

        1. There’s nothing like the sweet smell of your own sanctimonious farts.

    3. As I understand it, Donald and Hillary both want these sorts of policies, but Trump says he wants them for mothers, because he’s a sexist.

      How many of these “other industrialized nations” have mothers-only policies?

  36. As Pussygate continues, I think the most pressing question is…

    What would happen if Kenshiro grabbed your pussy? Would you instantly have an orgasm, your period, or some godforsaken combination of the two? It has haunted me for days now.

    1. You know who else has been haunted for days now?

      1. Someone who wrote a shitty love song?

    2. You don’t know it, but you already came.

      1. Oh Thank God. I thought I peed my pants.

      2. And I used to be uncircumcised too!

  37. In happier news: tonight is the final episode of The Nancy Grace Show. Our national nightmare is nearly over.

    1. She’s still on the air?

      1. On CNN, no one can hear her you scream.

    2. That woman worked tirelessly to grab our nation’s collective pussy for over a decade. Or something.

    1. That’s a tasty cooking casserole

      1. Eh, mostly bread. Panteras made the best franchise deep dish. Chicago style is better. St. Louis style thin reigns supreme imo.

        1. Yeah, I’m with you on the cracker crust. I grew up on Tommy’s Pizza in Columbus which is that style. With the little curled up pepperonis. I want some right now.

          1. St. Louis style had “Provel” cheese – a processed Mozzarella/Swiss concoction that actually tastes good. (I still like real cheese, it just seems to work on this pizza.)

    2. Still better than the pizza in Italy. *lights Rufus signal*

    1. Is this it?

      http://www.nbc.com/saturday-ni…..in/2755303

    1. White people whimsical rap.

      *quietly judging*

      1. I see it as an adaptation of the sci-fi con tradition of filk music being modernized to more current musical tastes.

        1. You know of the ways of fandom…?

          1. For some reason I mentally heard that in the voice of this kid

  38. Back to full bore crazy

    Currently, losses realized in one year can be used to offset income reported in the two previous years and can be carried forward for as long as 20 years. The carry-over period was expanded to 20 years from 15 in 1997.

    Tax experts generally favor some degree of loss carry-overs for businesses. But whatever the merits of such an approach, there’s no reason it should be available to wealthy people like Mr. Trump.

    I suppose that would be self-evident to a NYT business columnist, but I cannot deter myself from asking, “Why in the fuck would you make that claim?”

    Obviously, the tax code is primarily an instrument of our desire to punish the successful, but have any of these idiots ever stopped to wonder why rich people pay a lot of money to tax pros, and poor people don’t?

    1. It makes perfect sense that billionaires should be taxed on money that they lost. I’m sure people wouldn’t mind if regular joes paid taxes on money lost from their investments and income. This is why Democracy is shit. There are literally widespread calls for this kind of stupidity to find it’s way into our tax code.

    2. People have completely taken leave of their senses.

      In order to “avail” yourself of this “loophole”, you have to lose more money than you’ve made. I’m not really sure what tax the government is supposed to be extracting from negative dollars.

  39. This site went to shit

    1. ^ Tulpa.

      1. ^ Also Tulpa

  40. First Lady Michelle Obama is telling women they should rise up and rebel against Trump as a nominee.

    How about a comment from her about the video showing Obama showing off his erection on an airplane in front of female reporters recorded by CNN?

  41. So the word around the fever swamps is that Wikileaks has the missing 33,000 Hillary emails and will release them as a “November Surprise”. This is not from wikileaks, so who knows if it is true. It likely isn’t but you never know.

    1. I’d request a Halloween surprise, just to give us enough time to peruse them for the juicy bits.

      On the other hand, that would give Hilldog’s camp sufficient time to send out derping points on why sponsoring terrorism in Syria is no big deal.

    2. At this point it looks like the media has been doing an upstanding job of spinning the email issue. I hope they are all happy they helped a would be felon turn her life around our country into a shit hole.

      1. The emails so far are more of a media scandal than a Hillary one. It has revealed the entire MSM to be operatives of the Hillary campaign. Of course they are ignoring the emails. Even if it didn’t reflect badly on Hillary, it shows what complete dishonest scumbags every single one of them are.

        1. Yes but how many people actually see the media for what it is? This is an organization that has in the past been the one people go to for trusted information. I think most people want to put blinders on.

            1. Longest fight in history proceeds

    3. Donald Trump said something obnoxious eleven years ago.

      Who cares about impropriety, illegality, criminality, corruption and treason anymore?

  42. “Donald Trump Responds to Assault Allegations”

    Hillary Trump is yet to even acknowledge the sexual assault allegations I’ve made against her.

    1. Should read, “[Hillary Clinton] is yet to even acknowledge the sexual assault allegations I’ve made against her.

      It’s one thing to deny it.

      Quite another for Hillary to ignore the the allegations completely.

      The fact is that Hillary Clinton groped me, and my life has never been the same.

  43. Think Australia shouldn’t be throwing stones

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37642095

    1. Apple has fired a number of employees at a store in Brisbane, Australia, amid allegations they shared photos of female customers and colleagues and ranked their bodies out of 10.

      This is not the kind of thing we’ve come to expect from Australia.

      1. The firing or the photos?

  44. How come more is not being made of John Podesta’s obsession with aliens?

    1. I love it that he was hacked not once but twice. He didn’t change his password even after he had been hacked and knew it. Top men. The Best and the Brightest.

      The biggest takeaway I got from the Podesta emails is that all reporters are dishonest hacks and Jon Podesta is really stupid. I mean like below 100 IQ stupid. He seems to be living proof that anyone can get ahead in politics provided they are a big enough toady.

      1. I’m rather worried by the number of terribly written error and typo filled e-mails the people who may be running the country send.

        If Julio at the discount furniture tells me my cooch is showing up between 3-11 during some day of the week next month, I can live with it. But I would expect a certain level of effort and professionalism from people leading the free world.

        1. I work with these people. I have said on here for years they are dumb as posts. No one wants to believe me but it is true. They all like to think that it is Trump or Palin who are the dumb ones. No, black is white in this world. They are compared to the average political hack in Washington, quite intelligent. But nearly every person on earth is.

        2. Your cooch?? Can trump grab it?

        3. In my office, we are told to write at a 4th grade level so that the average American can understand our reports. I am convinced that we are told this just to cover for the fact that the majority of the people working here can’t write above that level.

          I get emails regularly from fairly high level people (GS-14s and 15s) that contain spelling and grammatical errors. Just wonder how they ever got to the level they have – our job is heavy in written communication…

    1. He needs a big bad wolf bear.

    2. My question… why are you on a site called “Socialite life”?

      1. His google alerts are set to “Little Red Ridinghood.”

      2. Obvious answer: He likes to stalk socialites.

        He’s probably got some chopped up under his house.

        1. That’s ridiculous. I live in SoCal they’d smell terrible almost immediately.

          To answer Paul.: it was linked on a news roundup I read with gossip and pictures of pretty men sprinkled in to keep it interesting.

          1. I think Crusty’s answer was more correct.

  45. Arkansas’ Supreme Court will allow citizens to vote on a constitutional amendment allowing legal access to medical marijuana for some conditions.

    xlation: Arkansas SC grants citizens permission to be allowed to ask for permission from the state to do something in a limited way they should be allowed to do without any regulatory interference.

    This is more libertarian moment than a brother can take!

  46. http://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-o…..59609.html

    Meanwhile, the Chocolate Jesus is about the blunder us into World War III in Syria. These people are dangerously stupid.

    1. Earlier Thursday the United States launched cruise missiles at three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces

      How’s that historic deal going?

      1. They haven’t nuked us yet, so: great!

  47. Donald Trump is a national treasure: ‘Take a look at her… I don’t think so’: Donald Trump vows to sue The New York Times over sexual assault claims and mocks People Magazine writer who says he forcibly kissed her during an interview

    They knew they would throw every lie they could at me and my family and my loved ones,’ he said.

    But, he added, ‘I never knew – as bad as it would be – I never knew it would be this vile, that it would be this bad, that it would be this vicious.’

    ‘Nevertheless, I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our movement so that we can have our country back,’ he said.

    A man in the audience yelled ‘Braveheart!’

    We are beyond parody.

      1. How many layers of parody are you on?

        Like, maybe 5 or 6 right now, my dude.

        You are like a baby, watch this.

    1. Yes. We passed the tipping point years ago.

    2. Sounds like he’s about to die a political death for our sins…

      1. Let’s be real, Trump being crucified, buried, and then showing up again after three days and flying off to heaven would be the absolute best case. One, no more Trump. Two, every time Clinton tries to push a policy everyone will be like “yeah, but you’re the one who said Jesus-Trump was unfit for office. Why should we listen to you?” Win-win.

  48. First Lady Michelle Obama is telling women they should rise up and rebel against Trump as a nominee.

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful and emotional rebuke to Donald Trump on Thursday, saying his vulgar comments on sexual assault “have shaken me to my core,”

    “Language that has been painful for so many of us,” she continued. “Not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults. And as citizens who think our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency.”

    “I listen to all of this and I feel it so personally, and I’m sure that many of you do, too, particularly the women,” Obama said. “The shameful comments about our bodies, the disrespect of our intelligence. The belief you can do anything to a woman? It is cruel. It’s frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts.”

    I thought she was a strong woman.

    1. She’ll pull your arms out if you don’t let her win.

    2. The opposite of Braveheart…Fearcoward!

    3. When I first saw her on the news tonite, I expected her to end up naming Bill Clinton as the culprit. I’m so glad everything about America is peachy keen this election season except for Bill and Donald being sexual predators and Hilliary being a victim-shamer.

    4. “shaken me to my core”

      Shaken with glee, as she sees Trump drop in the polls.

    1. They got what, a 2000 word article out of that?

      1. That may be the absolute silliest case of pants shitting hysteria I’ve ever read.

        The first thing I’m going to do if I get the source code is delete the person who wrote that.

    2. Sam kriss = MA critical theory, u Sussex

      http://sussex.academia.edu/SamKriss

      “anti-logic, anti-reason, anti-facts”

      https://mobile.twitter.com/sam_kriss?lang=en

      Clearly a sharp guy with a lot of credibility on economic topics

      There have been times i have tried keeping a list of the worst writers in print just to remind myself who to avoid. The problem is that it keeps growing. Instead the list should be the few sane people remaining.

      1. Kriss was the one who wrote the “Look at all the nerdy faggots playing Pokemon Go!” article, but since he dressed it up in critical theory it wasn’t considered petty-minded bullying.

        1. That article has a few gems:

          “…the Holocaust museum whose halls were found to contain a Pok?mon called Koffing, a jolly purple sphere that emits poisonous gas.”

          “Pok?mon Go is coercion, authority, a command issuing from out of a blank universe, which blasts through social and political cleavages to finally catch ’em all. It must be resisted.”

          Not part of the article, but

          “For Bastille Day, new Jacobin print and digital subscription are just $17.89.”

          1. Kriss basically wrote the same article for Vice but about attendees of a Milo Y. event in London.

      2. That blind squirrel found this acorn:

        “Hillary Clinton, a blinding-white astral demon made of chicken gristle and wax-paper, doesn’t even pretend that she’s running for any reason beside her own personal hunger for power. She wants to rule the world; it’d be hers by birth, only she wasn’t born, she emerged like a lizard out its egg from the cold undeath of money, fully formed.”

        He’s like a pretentious and much less talented version of Agile Cyborg.

        Waiter, this word salad isn’t very good. May I have the soup instead?

    3. Something Luciferian persists in the techno-Gnostics of San Francisco!!!!!!!

    4. The Atlantic’s own Sheldon Richman

  49. From SF Gate link:

    [Hillary] says in the past few weeks she has “watched a lot of cats do a lot of weird and interesting things.”

    So… she’s admitting she likes watching pussies do “weird and interesting things.” About time.

    1. Also from that SF Gate link:

      Democrats are stepping up outreach in North Carolina and will launch “souls to the polls” programs in a bid to boost black turnout after in-person voting begins next week.

      “Souls to the polls?” Yeah, Democrats aren’t racist at all…

      1. It’s not racist. They meant they’re going to register dead people to vote.

        1. Ah, the old “Illinois strategy.”

  50. HRC: still going strong on bathos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67Z8A2Jo4Wg

    “My son can’t live in Trump world.”

    1. She’s still in the bathroom, what?!

  51. New Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that Hillary Clinton is a shithead and she’s trailing Trump in Ohio by 1 point.

    “Interviews for the three-day poll started Monday, the day after the latest presidential debate and three days after an 11-year-old tape surfaced.”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/hi…..1476388816

    1. The LA Times and Rasmussuan both have Trump back ahead nationally. Maybe they are wrong and polling the wrong people or something. But I don’t see how both of them could be that far off. I don’t think this videotape is going to make a dime’s worth of difference. Maybe Trump really is bullet proof.

      People are voting for him because they hate shit like that and are tired of being lectured to and told what to do. It wouldn’t shock me if it ended up helping him. Now sending Trump to the White House tells them to fuck off even more than it did before.

      1. “People are voting for him because they hate shit like that and are tired of being lectured to and told what to do. It wouldn’t shock me if it ended up helping him.”

        I think you may be right.

        “Now sending Trump to the White House tells them to fuck off even more than it did before.”

        I’m about one Shikha or Robby article away from jumping on board the Trump train myself.

          1. Maybe the only thing more obnoxious than Hillary or Trump are Hillary’s shills in the media.

            Do you have any idea how hilarious it’ll be if Trump wins in spite of all this? The feminist hissy fit alone might go on for years, and I might never stop laughing.

            1. Do not underestimate this as a factor in Trump’s favor. Lots of people are pissed off about a lot of things they aren’t “supposed to” be pissed of about: feminism, obnoxious SJW stuff, immigration, the media, the political establishments of both parties. Voting for Trump is a way of giving a big middle finger to all of those groups. Whatever his flaws, he has a lot of the right enemies.

        1. I’m about one Shikha or Robby article away from jumping on board the Trump train myself.

          The “if this keeps up, I may vote for Trump myself!” thing doesn’t fool anyone. We all know anyone who says it was voting for Trump from the beginning.

          1. Not necessarily. It could be a “fake because,” but some people do change their minds over the course of an election season.

          2. It is entirely possible to be bullied by the PC police into wanting to do something you wouldn’t want to do otherwise.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYO1i-ArfM

      2. Did you see that article Robby wrote last night.

        I called him a dishonest panty-waist.

        https://reason.com/blog/2016/10…..nt_6467957

      3. The LA Times polls has them in a tie, which is bad for Trump considering that that has been his best poll consistently all cycle and had him +6 very recently (their methodology is pretty weird and involved odd weighting that other polls don’t do that allows a single voter to swing the poll by a full percentage point). The trend in that poll is not at all good. Rasmussen has also tended to be a favorable poll for him and Republicans in general, and they missed badly in 2012. Polling averages have Clinton ahead by 5-7 points, and those are a lot more accurate than individual polls.

        “People are voting for him because they hate shit like that and are tired of being lectured to and told what to do. It wouldn’t shock me if it ended up helping him. Now sending Trump to the White House tells them to fuck off even more than it did before.”

        And shockingly, it seems that even more people are voting against him because they don’t like him and the shit he says. Evident by his favorability rating that has consistently hovered around -20 and -30, which is historically awful. Trump supporters and sympathizers are guilty of the same thing they (rightly) accuse the media of – existing in an ideological bubble that assumes the rest of the country and reasonable people within it really are mostly like them and agree with them, regardless of how much evidence there is to the contrary.

  52. Hello all, I’ve been away for a while.

    Truth is, I’ve been in therapy. Some repressed memories surfaced and I had a hard time of it.

    The year was 1964 and I was at a Goldwater rally. A girl at the rally raped me. When she was done, she cackled and said “In your parts, you know I’m right.”

    Then, while watching the debate last week, I heard that cackle, and it all came back to me. The guilt, the shame.

    Hillary Clinton raped me. I will no longer be silent.

    1. I’ve been trying to tell people about my experience all day! No one seems to believe me!

      It was back in ’90s.. Hillary toured the hospital where I was working in a HillaryCare photo op.

      She groped me, and my life has never been the same.

      1. “To every survivor of sexual assault…You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.” ?Hillary

      2. One day at a political reception, Hillary Clinton came up and hugged me. I was intrigued and excited at the same time. I thought we had a special connection. It was as if she was lightening me of a burden. Then after she left, I checked my pockets and found that my wallet was missing.

        1. I tried posting this this morning but the sqrls weren’t having it so I’ll try it again:

          I have never been physically molested by Hillary Clinton, but spiritually and emotionally and intellectually I have had unspeakable horrors visited upon me by that witch. I have suffered the Meal Gaze of that Soul-eater and even now I am traumatized by seeing her or hearing her because one look into her eyes or one word in my ear and it is perfectly clear what she intends to do to me if she gets the chance. No slithery touch of her tentacles on your bare shivering flesh or the cold feel of her prehensile probosci wetly probing your bodily orifices can compare to being brutally mind-raped from the inside out.

  53. Hello all, I’ve been away for a while.

    Truth is, I’ve been in therapy. Some repressed memories surfaced and I had a hard time of it.

    The year was 1964 and I was at a Goldwater rally. A girl at the rally raped me. When she was done, she cackled and said “In your parts, you know I’m right.”

    Then, while watching the debate last week, I heard that cackle, and it all came back to me. The guilt, the shame.

    Hillary Clinton raped me. I will no longer be silent.

    1. the squirrels too.

    2. That’s two allegations. I’m seeing a pattern.

  54. Mormons for Hillary? You gotta be shitting me. They’re reading aloud from It Takes a Village.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWX6X0A85I

    1. You put in a superfluous “m,” didn’t you?

    2. I guess “village” could mean a really big family…

    1. As a professional derpetologist, is this presidential campaign a bounty of riches or an avalanche to be endured, then dug out from?

      1. It’s like finding a cellar full of rare wines. You pick one up gently and admire the elegant calligraphy on the label. Your heart quickens with the anticipation of the bouquet of flavors and tones lurking within. Then you get really, really shitfaced.

        1. It always ends the same way.

        2. And Derpetologist knows shitfaced: I’ve seen it first-hand!

  55. Is it me or has CNN become the National Enquirer of straight news?

    1. Well, they still have Anderson Cooper, I guess?

      Oh. OH!! Right! Yeah, you mean…. Got it.

  56. A group called Free and Equal is sponsoring Presidential debates in Boulder, Colorado. Ramsey Clark (former Attorney General turned radical lawyer) will be among those warming up the audience.

    “The debate, which is being held in Macky Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25, will so far feature Darrell Castle, of the Constitution Party; Gloria La Riva, of the Socialist Party, and Rocky De La Fuente, an independent candidate.

    “Event organizers also still hope Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson will attend.

    “The debate is part of the United We Stand Festival, which brings together “popular, socially-conscious musicians, speakers, authors and cultural leaders to discuss and celebrate the political process,” according to the event website.”

    1. I don’t think GayJay should do a “kids table” debate. He would be the biggest kid at the kid’s table and the rest would be after him.

      He has no “market share” to gain fighting the other minor party candidates.

      There is no upside. Especially considering he is a bad speaker/interviewee/debater.

      1. If I were the organizers, I’d have proxies make the case for the absent candidates – eg., Natalie Portman for Hillary Clinton (or some other celeb), etc. Start with the front-rank celebrities, then go the B list, then C, and so forth.

        Imagine the conversations:

        DEMOCRATIC [or REPUBLICAN] OPERATIVE: Look, our candidate simply doesn’t want to lend any respectability to this so-called third party debate, and we’d prefer you not speak for our candidate.

        CELEBRITY: Screw you, man, this election isn’t about your power trips, I’m going to spread the message that this is not the year to vote third party, we have to oppose [Hillary/Donald] and the only way to do that is to vote for [Donald/Hillary].

        DEMOPUBLICAN OPERATIVE: Well, can you at least promise not to do your strip-tease?

        CELEBRITY: I can’t promise that, I have a movie to promote. If your candidate doesn’t like it, they can come here themselves.

        1. I wonder who they’d invite to make the case for Johnson?

            1. I was thinking Stripper Man, but OK.

    2. Ill go hang around there.

  57. he United States launched strikes on coastal radar sites in Yemen after missiles targeted a warship in the Red Sea for a second time.

    WarBama –
    1st day in office = war
    last day in office = war

    First Lady Michelle Obama is telling women they should rise up and rebel against Trump as a nominee. I think they’re well ahead of you there.

    And yet Queen Michelle is SILENT about King Obama’s War on Women Who Smoke Weed which is Also supported by Hilary Clinton..

    The “War on Women who Smoke Weed” is VERY SEXIST and can bring Jail Time!!!

  58. I was installing a new access control system downtown. Trying to work on someone else’s old handiwork. Someome was paid to cut out the frames for an electric strike and could not have done a worse job. Half the old wire was caught in sharp metal from the frame and drywall.

    1. When there’s a job to be done, don’t turn your tail and run
      Don’t pout! Don’t sob…
      Just do a half-assed job….
      If…you…cut every corner it is really not so ba-ad
      Everybody does it! Even mom and dad.
      If nobody sees it, then nobody gets mad.
      It’s the American way!

      https://youtu.be/WKGRE7DlB8I?t=47s

    2. Anyone that doesn’t take pride in their work is a loser or an asshole, usually it’s both.

  59. Someone posted this earlier

    Mike Rowe is Awesome

    “Remember ? there’s nothing virtuous or patriotic about voting just for the sake of voting, and the next time someone tells you otherwise, do me a favor ? ask them who they’re voting for. Then tell them you’re voting for their opponent. Then, see if they’ll give you a ride to the polls.”

    1. “In the meantime, dig into Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt. It sounds like a snooze but it really is a page turner, and you can download it for free.”

      1. Or you can read the same material here written a century before.

        http://bastiat.org/en/twisatwins.html

        1. Bastiat is always good. I’m just impressed that Rowe gave a shout out to Henry Hazlitt.

          1. No doubt

            1. Mike Rowe for President!

              Seriously, I would quit my job and campaign for him.

              1. Mike Rowe probably wouldn’t approve of your doing that. I imagine he’d tell you to go do something productive.

                1. And that is why we love him.

  60. “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/201…..ncy-calls/

    1. Should we speculate on her cultural identity, or is that wrong/bad/evil/perceptive? “Crenshanda Williams”

    2. You know, way back in the early 90’s I worked for a call center doing surveys and whatnot – they had the whole ‘this call may be monitored for quality assurance’ thing.

      Its 2016 and nobody even bothered to have an automated alarm set up for flag excessively short or long calls in the log.

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