Lobbyists Raise $11 Million for Clinton Since Summer, Trump Claims Election Rigged by Media and at Polling Places, Local NC GOP HQ Bombed: A.M. Links

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    Lobbyists have reportedly raised $11 million for Hillary Clinton since July. Donald Trump says the election is being rigged, by the media and at polling places. Gary Johnson did not qualify for the final presidential debate.

  • A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.
  • The Iraq military says it's advancing on ISIS-controlled Mosul.
  • France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.
  • The president of the Philippines says he's open to the country participating in war games with Russia and China.
  • Wikileas claims internet access for Julian Assange was severed by a "state party."

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  1. Wikileas claims internet access for Julian Assange was severed by a “state party.”

    Seems like something they would have tried a while ago.

    1. He failed to pay the bill to the Ecuadorians, so they unplugged him from their network.

      1. Or just changed the wifi password.
        “Fuck you, weird blond guy.”

        1. “Mr. Assange, please stop streaming so much midget porn!”

    2. It’s those pesky Russians.

      1. Not sure who looks more like a Bond villain in this scenario.

        1. It’s safe to assume the guy who can’t log onto the local network isn’t the evil mastermind.

      2. It’s those pesky Russians Democrats

    3. Hello.

  2. Wikileas claims internet access for Julian Assange was severed by a “state party.”

    Unplug “state party”, wait 10 seconds, plug back in.

    1. “State party” refers to the official Ecuadorian mixer. “Unplugged” refers to drunk receptionist Consuela tripping over the Ethernet cable as Julian flashed her his “I never had to rape anyone” smile.

  3. Donald Trump says the election is being rigged, by the media and at polling places.

    But mostly by his mouth.

    1. The ‘Upper Hole’ is the scientific term.

      1. Face pussy.

        1. “I just grab them by the face pussy” has a certain ring to it.

    2. You double-firsted. Official firsts. I am calling shenanigans. You have a mole at Reason or you’ve hacked their shit.

      1. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.

        1. That’s not why everyone hates you.

  4. Obama administration asks CIA to prepare revenge cyber attack against Russia

    The White House is considering launching an unprecedented cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for their alleged interference in the US election, intelligence officials say.

    Current and former officials have said that the CIA has been asked to deliver options for “clandestine” cyber operations designed to “embarrass” the Russian government.

    The anonymous officials told NBC News the CIA were already operating cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation.

    1. Must not discuss actual content of emails. SHOOT THE MESSENGER.

      1. It seems to me that it would be difficult at best to embarrass the Russians.

        1. One of the many material shortages Russia has experienced since the fall of communism is fucks to give, not that Russia ever had a large supply anyway.

          1. One need only visit liveleak to confirm that.

            1. Fucks to give appear to be particularly scarce in winter.

    2. Don’t worry, he asked the CIA to do. They could fuck up a one car parade.

      1. Hey, the CIA is great, remember when they warned us about

        Fall of the Soviet Union.

        Iraq invasion of Kuwait.

        9/11

        Arab spring

        etc

        With all that early notification of events we were well prepaired

        1. We were pre-paired with thuggish oil-slinging savages, whose billions can’t buy them a scintilla of civility.

        2. Don’t forget about prescience and wisdom on display in the CIA’s brilliant work regarding

          Hungarian Revolution
          The ease with which South Viet Nam could be pacified
          Czech Uprising
          The morality of East Timor policy
          Polish Uprising
          Can you say “yellowcake” and “weapons of mass destruction”? “Mobile chemical weapons labs”?
          The wondrous efficaciousness of enhanced interrogation at Abu Graib and black sites worldwide, not only to obtain essential intelligence from the enemy but also to build the support of American allies

          The CIA has no golden age. I’m sure that it accomplished some successes, but it has served an essential role in the US government’s dismal history of failure in global intervention.

    3. Wouldn’t such an attack come from NSA rather than CIA?

      1. And why the fuck would you publicly announce it?

        1. Because you are a dumb ass.

      2. That’s why they won’t see it coming. Genius!

      3. Dude, the NSA doesn’t take positive action against foreign adversaries, that’s not in their charter. Just like they don’t listen to Americans or assist domestic criminal investigations.

      4. They are too busy reading our E-Mails.

    4. Who has Putin’s emails? Anyone else think it is odd that the most powerful, most tech savvy nation in the history of the world is having their dirty laundry aired on a daily basis while the world’s tin pots are never heard from? Another black eye thanks to the Democratic party.

      The Ruskies lost the cold war for a reason. Now we have the same caliber of people running things here.

      1. Putin doesn’t use e-mails. That’s a fool’s technology.

        1. Russia tells emails what to do.

          1. Emails send YOU!

        2. Indeed. Tattooing the heads of slaves is the way to go.

        3. Putin is with it, unlike our leaders. He only uses Instagram. It is the best platform for spreading his message of topless Russians named Vladimir.

      2. Maybe the Russians are smart enough not to put their every thought on the internet like a 14 year old girl.

        1. I bet they are smart enough not to use a server set up ins some honcho’s bathroom closet when they want to hide the nefarious and illegal activities they would otherwise be compelled to deliver when someone files a FOIA request, or something….

      3. A while back I read that the FSB doesn’t use email, they actually use old fashioned typewriters and couriers.

      4. See Lee Genes post above, short of finding proof that Putin was in his free time a hardcore gay submissive you would be hard pressed to come up with any emails that would actually embarrass either Russia or Putin, the same emails that are devastating for a US politician would only serve to strengthen Putin because the only reason the emails are damaging is because they shatter the illusion that we are not a tin pot dictatorship as well.

        1. the same emails that are devastating for a US politician

          I disagree with your premise. there is a myriad of hillary emails that should be but in fact are not devastating to a US politician.

          1. I bet you if these emails had a non-democrat politician on the other end they would definitely be devastating…

      5. It’s not “America” getting hacked. It’s Democrats.

        I couldn’t get my head around how clueless Hillary claims to be, and then I started helping my MIL with her computer.

        Eegads.

    5. We can’t seriously be thinking of electing a guy like that, so thin-skinned he’ll lash out at anybody he perceives to be dissing him. He’s cool with just casually ordering the machinery of government to go after the Russians no matter how provocative such an act might be? What a dope. No wonder Hillary’s steadily polling well ahead of him, nobody can be as fat-headed as that loud-mouthed clown. (I’m assuming that “Obama” was a typo, surely you really meant “Trump”, right?)

      1. Personality disorder?

      2. I know I’m late to the party, but if President Obama is telling this to the American media, it’s for an American audience. There is probably not going to be an attack. It’s political (maybe to get the Dem base riled up for the coronation of Madame Felony).

    6. “operating cyber doors”?

      Could journalists sound any stupider?

    7. The White House is considering launching an unprecedented cyber attack against Russia in retaliation for their alleged interference in the US election, intelligence officials say.

      “Trump’s a crank for claiming the election is rigged!”

      “The Russians are trying to rig the election!”

  5. A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.

    We don’t need no Trump, let the motherfucker burn.

  6. The president of the Philippines says he’s open to the country participating in war games with Russia and China.

    Is this like the XFL version of the olympics?

    1. If Duerte wants to meet Matthew Broderick, he can call his agent like everyone else.

  7. How to Protect Your Political Signage

    Jenn Milano Solderitsch: Also, slather dog poo on strategic parts of the sign. On the back by the stakes so that when they grab the sign to yank it out they get poo.
    Or hot sauce. So when they rub their eyes after the fact …

    1. police responded to an Andover, Mass., man’s house after he taped an ominous-looking black box to a handmade Trump sign in front of his house with the words “Booby Trap” and “Danger” on the side. Police called off the bomb squad when they heard his explanation

      and let him keep the “booby trap” on his sign, right? RIGHT?!

      1. Sign now says:

        Booby trap. Insert boob here.

  8. A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.

    Literally? Or figuratively, by the Trump candidacy? Like the rest of the GOP.

    1. They have to literally use Nazi tactics against Trump supporters, because Trump is literally Hitler.

      1. I guess all those progressives insisting that Trump inspires violence were correct…

        1. They were technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.

      2. I had some dumbshit on Derpbook yesterday claim that Trump supporters all needed to be “shamed into silence.” When I asked him if he’d actually thought about the end game of marginalizing millions of people and the potential consequences of feeling as if they had nothing to lose, his pithy, superficial response was, “Well, time and history have a way of working that out.”

        The walking embodiment of Dunning-Kruger syndrome in action, right there.

        1. Trumpsters have the guns… Morans.

        2. his pithy, superficial response was, “Well, time and history have a way of working that out.”

          “Yeah, that’s kinda my point. You might want to read a little history and ask yourself why your so confident it will work out well for you.”

          1. That was pretty much my response.

      3. +1 Reichstag fire.

  9. The Iraq military says it’s advancing on ISIS-controlled Mosul.

    “We’re marching, marching to Shibboleth, with the eagle and the sword!”

  10. Dear Well-Meaning Men

    And as such, we know that even the men that we love, never mind random men who we don’t know, have the potential to be dangerous. Surely, all people have that potential. But in a world divided into the oppressed and the oppressors, the former learn to fear the latter as a defense mechanism.

    So when you enter a space ? any space ? as a man, you carry with yourself the threat of harm.

    Well-meaning men, if we’re being honest, we love many of you. And those of you whom we don’t know, we want to believe and appreciate. We want to feel safe around you.

    We don’t want to fear or distrust men. We don’t want to have to perform risk assessments on every man that we meet. Trust us ? it’s a miserable life! We’d gladly abandon this work if it wasn’t absolutely necessary to our survival.

    1. Why do you keep visiting that well?

      1. Derp springs eternal

    2. Don’t stick your dick in crazy.

      1. From what I see there, it is not even safe to stand next to crazy.

        1. Don’t walk into a room that has crazy in it!

      2. Also, don’t stick your dick in crazy bread.

    3. You know, I hate to say it, but maybe some women just need to be the property of a protective male figure at all times.

      1. Certainly for some, it seems like the only way they can cope with the world.

      2. Gee, I wonder why they’re afraid of men.

        1. Steeping themselves in the patriarchy mythos is terribly warping.

        2. What’s your solution to her problem? Men are, in her own analysis, inherently dangerous and capable of overpowering a woman. It seems like having a protective male around at all times or being shut up in walled garden are the only two solutions.

          1. I would say she wants the men shut up in “walled gardens”/ camps.

            1. Why should we punish the men who are walking around in the real world when the men in her head are the only threat?

    4. we know that even the men that we love, never mind random men who we don’t know, have the potential to be dangerous.

      Men can be beasts ….

    5. Miserable life. They got that right.

      You forgot the best part:

      “Love always,

      Aaminah and Melissa”

    6. No thought as to how women can ruin the life of any man just by a mere accusation, with her words alone, even if totally unsuppported by evidence and completely false? So maybe men have plenty to fear from women?

      1. In an identity politics world, it’s fear all the way down.

      2. Never mind the laws being stacked against men in divorce/custody battles.

        Luckily up here it’s a little harder for women to pull the shit I see in the USA.

    7. “…a world divided into the oppressed and the oppressors…”

      “This is the lens through which we see everything. And we cant fuckin’ shut up about it.”

      Seriously, who could tolerate the company of these tiresome idiots for more than a few minutes without stabbing themselves in the eye?

      1. My guess is no one, which would explain why they seemingly have no idea how normal, everyday male-female interactions work

      2. Cats.

        Lots of cats.

    8. I know when I enter a space full of women I don’t know, I’m always considerate enough to make sure I open-carry so that they know I’m armed with a rape weapon but mean them no harm as concealed-carry might tend to make them suspicious. And yet somehow I still get accused of indecent exposure. Look, ladies, you can’t have it both ways. Either I’m upfront about the fact that I have a dick or I’m not.

      1. Good christ, I’ll never see “open carry” the same way again.

        1. “I drape my member over a spatula when I urinate. I don’t want my hands touching something capable of raping a woman.”
          ?faux-SJW twitter troll Godfrey Elfwick

      2. I’m always considerate enough to make sure I open-carry so that they know I’m armed with a rape weapon

        “Dicks out for feminists!”

      3. I think for open carry to be effective, the weapon has to be visible.

      4. Assault with a friendly weapon???

    9. She needs to explore the concept of ‘Original Sin.’
      Then write a 3000 word essay on it and Penisezzzzzzz!

    10. Would beat

    11. As a man I am significantly more likely to become the target of violence of another man i perform a threat assessment on every man I meet and do not find it stressful in the least because 99.999% of the time it takes me less than half a second to assess them as “Not currently a danger worth worrying about”

      Maybe it is so stressful for her because she lives in the fantasy land of Mordor and she thinks the men she encounters are really orcs?

      1. I’m thinking you are probably right. Sounds like another person projecting her own anxieties and stress onto the rest of reality.

    12. absolutely necessary to our survival

      It is not.

      We don’t want to fear or distrust men

      Then don’t do it. You have agency.

    13. I thought that progs didn’t believe in stereotypes, profiling, etc. Color me surprised!

      1. Well, strictly speaking, what she says is mostly true. Every man does carry with him the potential to do violence. Of course every woman does too.

        1. LOL I’ve noticed that the more true a stereotype is the more they hate it.

          I just can’t help but laugh at people who are constantly squealing about how horrible it is to be “judgemental”. We all make judgements, all the time, based on very little information. It’s a basic survival mechanism of our species. The people who complain about it do always seem to have exceptions; “…my judgements are okay!
          Because oppression and punching up! It’s just yours that suck!”

      2. They insist on stereotypes. That’s part and parcel of the whole cultural appropriation thing, why they don’t want people to assimilate, they don’t want Cuba to change, why you can’t be republican if your a minority, etc.

    14. I thought Mr. Colt did something to even out that situation.

    15. We’d gladly abandon this work if it wasn’t absolutely necessary to our survival.

      \

      Laboring Under Self-Created Delusions is a full-time job

  11. Donald Trump says the election is being rigged, by the media and at polling places.

    If only we could have citizens united together around the common goal of defeating hillary clinton.

    1. Looking at the numbers, it looks like Citizens United is trying to elect Hillary

  12. France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.

    Strongly-worded letter FTW!

    1. Just do not let Dan Gilbert choose the font. It won’t go well.

      1. +1 Papyrus

    2. Britain is just twisting the knife on its way out.

  13. Gary Johnson did not qualify for the final presidential debate.

    Blew a tire on the first lap.

    1. They were holding it in Aleppo.

    2. “Did someone say ‘blew on the lap’?!” — Bubba

  14. A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.

    Political party directed violence is like the old Fascism saw, always descending on the Republican thugs, but landing on Democrats. I blame the eliminationist rhetoric of CNN and NYT.

  15. Gary Johnson did not qualify for the final presidential debate.

    In them or not, he might be the only candidate benefiting from them at this point.

  16. France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.

    LIMEYS HAVE NO SAY ANYMORE.

    1. Just waiting for the Archduke to die to make the puzzle complete.

    2. Eh, they’re not out yet.

      1. In fairness they had no say before either.

    3. I think it’s hilarious that the EU has to change its rules to allow them to keep using English.

      The UK should file copyright infringement.

    1. In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War

      Is that how the Somalian Yakov Smirnoff sets up his jokes?

    2. In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War

      Is that how the Somalian Yakov Smirnoff sets up his jokes?

    3. We’ve been conducting shadow wars long before Obama.

    4. Obama is just setting it up so Hillary can avenge the Black Hawk Down operation her husband lorded over.

      1. Well someone should. Learn dose sumsobitches.

      2. I thought BHD was Bush I. Could swear it was ’92.

          1. Bush is still to blame.

            1. Of course, now and forever. Unless there is another Republican president at some future point, then he will be to blame for all that is bad in the world.

        1. There was a “mission shift” under Clinton.

        2. Nope, 1993.

  17. The president of the Philippines says he’s open to the country participating in war games with Russia and China.

    Read the fine print. It’s drug war games.

    1. The US government criticizes this goofball for his unconventional drug war that seems to be targeting drug dealers and criminal drug users pretty effectively. I favor legalization, but at least his unconventional approach to reducing the harm of narcotics seems to work, which distinguishes it from the US war on drugs.

      I’m sure that the Philippines’ approach has caused collateral damage. But the US approach has had collateral damage, too: the world’s highest incarceration rate, the diminution of everybody’s civil liberties, militarization of the police, etc., as well as shooting down missionary families in South America.

      1. his unconventional approach to reducing the harm of narcotics seems to work

        Is there evidence to support that?

        1. Dead people don’t have drug problems?

    1. For years, I’ve proposed to progs I’ve encountered that assuming a person believes a certain way because of some demographic is – as they like to put it – “problematic.” Of course, leave it to these idiots to view it as a legitimate idea and not a rhetorical device to maybe increase some degree of self awareness. Life imitates art. Peak derp draws near.

      1. Peak derp draws near.

        There’s no such thing as Peak Derp. Derp is the only truly infinite resource in the universe. If only there was some way to harness it.

        1. That’s the truth. No matter how bad it gets things can always get stupider.

    2. And a little non sequiter too… yummy…

      Further, identifying Mateen as gay plays into an early-20th-century definition of homosexuality as criminally deviant. The unspoken subtext in this assertion is that gay people are aberrant and their sexual orientation drives them to commit such horrific crimes.

      Or it’s just a statement of fact given that he had sex with men.

      1. Are any of those allegations about Mateen being gay actually proven? I seem to recall that there really wasn’t much in the way of supporting evidence, IIRC.

        1. He was a regular at the club, was picking up guys on gay-dating apps and a couple of guys came forward saying they had sex with him. There wasn’t a lot of follow up, though, just like his wife leaving the country right before the shooting never got much follow up.

          What the Advocate writer elides is that Mateen being a closeted gay who went nuts was the more acceptable story to the media than the shooting being an act of Islamist terror, so the reporting of such had nothing to do with “gays” being criminal and aberrant, whether Mateen was or wasn’t gay. (Whatever that means in this context.)

          1. Apparently the FBI dug into all those allegations (app cruising, attending club, etc) and found no credible evidence to support those claims.
            http://www.latimes.com/nation/…..story.html

            1. And now I supposed to believe the FBI?!?!?!?!?!

              But thanks for the link, I hadn’t seen that.

              1. The same FBI who “lost track” of Mateen’s wife? And who could identify no wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton? Why wouldn’t you believe them?!

                1. I believe them this time because it confirms my bias that this was a terrorist attack, rather than a closeted gay man killing out of shame?

                  1. Of course, if it was a terrorist attack, it was blowback by Mateen’s admission. But it can’t be that because blowback doesn’t exist.

                    1. it was blowback by Mateen’s admission

                      Sounds pretty gay.

                    2. NTTAWWT

                      /obligatory

                    3. Of course, if it was a terrorist attack, it was blowback by Mateen’s admission. But it can’t be that because blowback doesn’t exist.

                      You mean you want to actually take the guy at his word rather than find some psychoanalytic subtext? What kind of monster are you? (Rhetorical question, obviously–anyone who’s read your stories knows the answer to that one).

                    4. Of course, if it was a terrorist attack, it was blowback by Mateen’s admission.

                      Blowback for what, letting his family into the country decades ago?

                  2. Well it confirms your bias and also happens to agree with by far the most likely scenario

                    Closeted gays going on a killing spree of other gays out of a sense of self loathing is something that has happened approximately 0 times before (as near as we can tell), Islamists killing gays has happened hundreds of times in the last year.

                    So while it is possible the closet gay theory for Mateen’s actions is true absent some pretty compelling evidence we can discount it entirely and just consider it a case of Islamist terrorism.

                2. The FBI is responsible for a critical function of government. Other than national defense, no function is more critical. Failure and corruption of law enforcement is second only to a defeat by an occupying army in defining the failure of a government.

                  Government is what we all decide to do together. So, of course, I believe everything that the FBI, CIA, NSA, and the rest of the government says. To think otherwise is to be anti-social, that is, to reject what we have all decided to believe.

          2. I have no idea why so many people seem to insist that it has to be one thing or the other. Nothing has a single simple cause, particularly human behavior. Seems most likely to me that it was 100% a Islamic terror thing, and his being on the DL contributed to his decision to do it and the choice of target.

        2. No they were investigated and there was no evidence. It was really just a pipe dream by the “it’s not Islam!” people.

          1. It’s never ever Islam. Because when Muslims commit a terrorist attack, offer moral and material support for terrorists, honor kill their daughter, lynch a local Christian, commit mass rape et cetera, they cease to be real Muslims.

          2. I have no idea how his being a self loathing homo in any way supports “it’s not Islam” anyway.

            The “it has to be 100% Islam and nothing else” people are nearly as irritating. The people who do the suicidal attacks, especially ones who could have a decent life, have something else wrong with them in addition to their religion.

            1. The need to find a single reason that explains everything he did is bizarre.

              I mean shit, “he was told by a trusted confidant that Allah would punish him for his behavior unless he atoned by killing all the sinners” is just as good an explanation as any other I’ve seen.

        3. Are any of those allegations about Mateen being gay actually proven?

          No.

          1. Proven according to what standard?

            And where is his wife?

      2. I tend to believe government pronouncements when they don’t advance the Narrative du Jour. So, when the FBI says “no homo”, I believe them, because that was going to be the Narrative du Jour – once again, an attack by a Muslim shouting “Allahu Akbar!” isn’t Islamic terrorism, its workplace violence/gay bashing/etc.

  18. Troopers: Man mixing LSD and cough syrup saves dog from imaginary fire

    HALFMOON — A Halfmoon man allegedly broke into his neighbor’s house to save the family dog from a fire, Thursday night. However, there was no fire. Troopers say he was on LSD and hallucinating.

    Troopers say 43-year-old Michael Orchard of Inglewood Drive told them he mixed LSD with cough medicine Thursday afternoon and they found him, standing heroically with a dog in his arms outside of what he thought was a giant inferno.

    1. Hey, no one was hurt. How much damage did he do to the house?

      1. allegedly driving his black BMW sedan through the fence. Troopers say once Orchard got through this fence with his vehicle, he got out, went up to the back door, smashed through it and went inside to save the family’s large white dog

        It’s not funny anymore.

        1. Personally, when I’m eating hallucinogens, first off, don’t mix them. That’s a bad idea. Second, if you see something out of the ordinary, like a dog in the middle of a fire, barking but not burning, just keep going. You can’t be a hero with your third eye pinned open, just try not to be an asshole.

          1. You can’t be a hero with your third eye pinned open, just try not to be an asshole.

            I thought the asshole was the 3rd eye… a third brown eye.

          2. set, set, and setting. it’s important. don’t eat hallucinogens in a place where this is a possibility. I haven’t eaten any mushrooms in a decade, but when I did, it was in the woods with trusted friends where you could be as wierd as you wanted without the possibility of doing something socially wrong. .02 cents from someone who used to really enjoy hallucinogens.

            1. Good advice.

              Hallucinogens shouldn’t really be used for purely recreational purposes, IMO. Its like taking your track car to the grocery store. Sure, it’ll do the job, but . . . .

              1. “Hallucinogens shouldn’t really be used for purely recreational purposes”

                Save them for the job interview!

    2. Nice mug shot.

      1. I certainly believe his story.

    3. As a Resident of Florida, I do present, on this day, a Certification of Honorary Florida Manhood.

      1. For comparison: Actual Florida Man

        “I saw a man walking around with his tongue hanging out, throat cut, sliced arms,” said Chris Fennel, who was working in the area. “He had a knife in his hand, blood dripping from the knife and from his hands.”

        Kudos to the cops for not finishing the job for this guy. Although, they did tase him, so it was at least in the hands of fate.

  19. Had to return my Samsung 7 smartphone – it sexually assaulted me.

    1. The warranty doesn’t kick in until 12 years after purchase.

    2. Fire Down Below

    1. I’ve been pestering my wife/accountant to let me buy a nice new rifle, the kind Democrats fear. She’s been saying no for a long time, but with Trump’s numbers so low, she said that if his numbers are still low on November 1st, we can buy the rifle. I’m thinking it’s going to be some kind of AR-15 variant. I’ve already got a Belorussian AK.

      1. Just get a couple complete lowers now. Uppers are a lot easier to get later.

        1. A friend of mine can make me a lower when it comes to that.

    1. Look, sometimes poor brown people gotta die of heatstroke so that joe from lowell can feel good about himself, okay?

    2. a surge in the use of HFC-fueled air-conditioners would alone contribute to nearly a full degree Fahrenheit of atmospheric warming over the coming century

      Meh. To be lost in the noise of the Yellowstone super volcano.

      1. And then rendered completely unnecessary by the subsequent massive cooling.

        1. It’s a win-win!

    3. But I feel better knowing there is one less A/C unit in the world…as long as it isn’t mine.

      1. Yeah. If you want to see crazy shit, try taking Florida Man’s AC.

  20. Sex toy shopping list of Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

    Editorial Commentary: In a normal world, such personal matters of individuals wouldn’t be covered on our news coverage due to the ethical aspects of the issue; however Turkey is not a normal world, and Berat Albayrak is someone who is a minister of a political party that represents Islamic values, and often interfere with people’s personal choices in Turkey. We also remember what Erdogan once said about sex tapes. He commented on a leaked sex tape of Deniz Baykal, former leader of CHP, saying such tapes were not personal but public issues; so, we hope Erdogan will understand our effort to make this news public as well.

    1. we hope Erdogan will understand our effort to make this news public as well.

      Something tells me he won’t. Hypocrites are gonna hypocrite.

  21. Nice rant from a Youtuber on the elections. Nothing extraordinary here, but it’s always nice to see someone rational and speaking out against the BS.

    1. Pretty good video. Check out Undoomed or Sargon of Akkad if you like the same kind of stuff with a much harder edge.

  22. So big-money political donors are okay again because they prefer a goodthinker?

    1. yes

  23. “A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.”

    And that wasn’t all they did.

    They also spray-painted, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else”.

    No doubt, they did it in the name of tolerance.

    1. Republicans are Nazis, thats why we have to round them up in concentration camps and exterminate them in gas chambers. Train operators needed.

      1. They are doing it for your own good! Now get in that shower dammit!

    2. For some reason, I’m not getting a false flag vibe from this, although its always possible.

      1. Dude, the spelling was perfect. No way that’s a prog.

  24. Teen killed father, hid body before installing stripper pole and hosting parties in home

    MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (WCMH) ? A North Carolina woman now faces murder charges in the 2014 death of her father.

    Police say Crystal Brooke Howell, now 20, admitted she killed her father when she was 17. She pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and multiple other charges.

    Howell told police she shot her father in the head with a shotgun while he was taking a nap and then hid his body for a month inside a plastic container, WYFF-TV reports. Howell then began hosting parties at the home while her father’s body was hidden away in a storage shed.

    “Miss Howell had previously told her friends that her father had killed himself,” Assistant District Attorney Jeff Jones said. “She then started to drive his car and spend his money. She had her friends move in, had a drug-fueled party and even had a stripper pole installed in the kitchen.”

    1. In the kitchen?

      1. Why, which room do you have YOUR stripper pole in?

        1. The LAN-Party room

    2. Crystal Brooke Howell

      Ever notice chicks named Crystal are almost always batshit crazy?

      1. I have only known one Crystal, and she did fit that description. She was a Nigerian hooker though, so I am not sure if it was because of her name, or because she was Nigerian.

        1. She was a Nigerian hooker

          I’m surprised she didn’t go by “Classi.”

      2. I know more far more men falsely accused of rape, than I know actual rapists. I personally know five falsely accused and 0 actual rapists to be exact. Two of the five false accuser’s names were Crystal and both of them are certifiably insane.

        1. That you know of. I don’t think there are any obvious outward signs that indicate who is or isn’t a rapist.

          1. Acquittal is a good indicator of being falsely accused. I’m sure I know a rapist or two, but guilty until proven innocent and all that. The fact remains, false accusations are cheap and easy. And Crystals are crazy.

    3. Who strips in the kitchen?

      1. A woman who knows her proper place? *ducks*

    4. Sheesh, what’s with Crystal Brooke’s skin?

      1. Meth is a hell of a drug.

      2. zombie chic

    5. Rule number one: don’t strip where you eat.

      1. -1 Free Cheeseburger Lunch at Cheetah’s

        1. The Cheetah’s in Windsor was the best strip club I’ve ever been to. There was a bevy of European girls, with not one of them ranking less than a 9 out of 10.

          1. I was invited to the free lunch by coworkers multiple times when I lived in San Diego. Never took them up on it, just couldn’t get over the mental image of finding a hair in my food.

            1. Most of these girls don’t have any short and curleys.

                1. — Some do, however.

                  Not clicking..

      2. You want a mouthful of panties?

      3. Yeah, I hear theae commercials and am like what?

        http://www.kahootsonline.com/lunch-dinner/

  25. So big-money political donors are okay again because they prefer a goodthinker?

    Once she uses the magic sword to slay the evil dragon, she’ll hammer it into a plow. Honest.

    1. “Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will plow for those who do not.”

      attributed to Thomas jefferson, but I doubt it. probably some one else who in the history of civilization who had a clue about what he was talking about.

  26. France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.

    Between them and Hillary “No Fly Zone” Clinton there’s a lot of people eager to start WW3. But hey, think of all the stimulus. Kruggernuts probably has a massive chubby just thinking about it.

    1. Hillary “Russian Reset” Clinton

  27. Two interesting things in the CNN article about the firebombing.

    1) CNN spins Trump as being unhinged for suggesting that the media is biased against him.

    2) In the same breath, CNN indulges in bias against Trump.

    Check out this statement:

    “The weekend firebombing episode become fodder for claims by Trump that the election is “rigged” in Clinton’s favor, reflecting the intensity surrounding of the campaign in the final weeks of the race. In the evening, Trump — without evidence — blamed the firebombing on Clinton supporters.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/16/…..index.html

    What do you mean the “without evidence”?!

    The fire-bomber(s) spray-painted, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else”!

    If a bunch of people in white hoods burn a cross in your front yard, it might be the NAACP incognito–but it isn’t outrageous or unreasonable to suspect the Klan.

    1. If a bunch of people in white hoods burn a cross in your front yard, it might be the NAACP incognito–but it isn’t outrageous or unreasonable to suspect the Klan.

      Actually, the last 3 or 4 noose displays or cross burnings have been false flags. Nothing that elaborate, though. Classic projection on CNN’s part.

    2. “Look, it was probably a false flag type operation perpetrated by republicans themselves. And even if it wasn’t, those Nazi Trump republicans have it coming anyway.”

      I know exactly what the scum in the JournoList are thinking about everything almost before they themselves do.

      1. Oh, you mean exactly what you would be saying if a Democratic campaign site was destroyed by Trump supporters?

        1. “Projecting” ain’t just what Mike’s tongue does while he’s thinking real hard about a nickname, Sug.

        2. ” if a Democratic campaign site was destroyed by Trump supporters”

          But this NEVER happens. Why pretend that it does?

    3. CNN and Chris Cuomo are going full-retard on this issue of media bias – this morning they had Jack Kingston (former Georgia congressman) on pointing out that in one hour they had spent 57 seconds talking about Wilkileaks and over 23 minutes talking about Trump’s alleged groping and Cuomo defended that imbalance in the coverage by essentially repeating what the 57 seconds of the Wikileaks “coverage” had been – the reason CNN isn’t talking about Wikileaks is because the contents of the e-mails are “fruit of the poisonous tree”, Hillary hasn’t even verified that the e-mails are accurate and legitimate so they’re just “alleged” e-mails, and there’s nothing newsworthy in the e-mails anyway, the real Wikileaks story is that the Russians are attempting to influence the election, and the only reason CNN’s talking about them at all is in the context of having to defend themselves against this ridiculous, totally baseless accusation that there’s some sort of media bias. There’s no media bias there, they’re just reporting the news and there’s no news in the Wikileaks thing.

      1. Unverified sexual assault accusations that Trump denies: TOTALLY NEWS. Unverified E-Mails that no one in Clinton’s campaign have denied are true. NOT NEWS.

      2. The death of the television networks and newspapers can’t come fast enough.

      3. CNN is doing its level ass best to make it harder and harder to not root for a Trump victory. The exploding heads and the salty ham tears would be totally worth it.

      4. Perhaps they should get one of the, “Needy Latinos” on and ask them how they feel about that. I’m sure Mr Penya is totally ok with being called that.

      5. That bit about Hillary not verifying the e-mails are even accurate and legitimate is the most aggravating media bias – they’re not Hillary’s e-mails so of course she can’t verify their authenticity and suggesting she can or should before you’ll report on them is a completely gratuitous red herring – which exact sort of red herring, the conflating of one Hillary scandal with another specifically to deceive the public into thinking they’re just hearing the same accusations over and over again and getting the media to go along with that lie, is mentioned in the Wikileaks e-mails. You’re trusting that nobody’s going to actually check the e-mails to call you on your assertion that there’s nothing to see here, move along folks, just the same old GOP attack tactics of making up lies about the Clintons when that’s exactly what the e-mails are suggesting you’re going to do.

      6. And definitely nothing that would coroborate the media bias issue.

      7. Hillary hasn’t even verified that the e-mails are accurate and legitimate

        Has that odious bitch ever acknowledged something that makes her look bad without people dragging her to it kicking and screaming? Hell, one of the emails had an advisor of hers admit that her refusing to acknowledge the seriousness of the private server debacle was a major character issue. And how the fuck is she going to verify that the emails *from someone else’s private account* are accurate and legitimate when most of them aren’t even to or from her?

        Fuck CNN.

    4. In the evening, Trump — without evidence — blamed the firebombing on Clinton supporters.”

      Trump = Hitler, therefore NC Republican HQ firebombing = Reichstag Fire. /Prog “logic”

      1. progs are ignorant. I doubt they know anything about the Reichstag fire. readers of history they are not.

    5. Trump inspired violence in their hearts by running against the One Who Is.

    6. Near as I can tell, Trump has at least as much evidence it was Dems bombed his office, as CNN has that Russians hacked Podesta’s email.

  28. Toronto taco restaurant apologizes after ‘inappropriate and insensitive’ Trump post backfires

    A Mexican restaurant chain in Toronto, Canada has backpedaled after sending out a promotional tweet influenced by Donald Trump’s now infamous “grab-her-by-the-p—-y” comments made public last week.

    On Tuesday, La Carnita posted a picture of tacos on its official Instagram account accompanied by the message “”What if Donald said, ‘Grab her by the taco’…#LCEverywhere #tacoTuesday”

    Now I’m hungry for tacos, dammit.

    1. Fish tacos!

      I could slam me some fish tacos.

  29. Wikileas claims internet access for Julian Assange was severed by a “state party.”

    The report I saw on NBC for the new leaks managed to jam in that the emails were “stolen” about 10 times in a 2-minute segment. Because that makes them no-fair to use or something.

    1. I feel a little bad for them, they’re so conflicted over the issue.

    2. It’s illegal to look at them. Don’t make eye contact, back away and turn yourself in.

    3. This is why it’s a bad and dumb idea to use a home server connected to the public internet by a fly by night ISP for your highly sensitive and classified information when you’re a high value target, Hildog you dumb fuck.

    4. “Wikileaks were so brave when they reported malfeasance during the Bush years; what’s become of them?”

      1. “Can’t we just drone him?”

    5. If Assange had limited his activities to only embarrassing the Bush Administration, he’d be a hero to the left, but he embarrassed Barack Obama, and that’s the unpardonable sin.

    6. Due to the “illegal” bs, even the emails that have came out due to FOIA requests are being broadly painted this way. There is no distinction.

      1. That’s a focus group-tested line – conflate all the different Hillary scandals into one single “Hillary e-mail” thing and pretty soon the public gets tired of hearing about this same one thing over and over again. Blur it all into one big amorphous blob of vast right-wing conspiracy and then if you can discredit one part of it, why, you’ve discredited the entire thing, haven’t you? But it takes the media to do the blurring in the public’s mind.

    7. Anything to deflect the attention from the content to the source. Sad, pathetic, and highly effective apparently.

  30. France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.

    Oh shit, you mean the Russians are unwinding the stalemate but otherwise doing no worse than Britain and France have done in prosecuting wars in the last 5 years? THOSE MONSTERS *faints*

  31. “France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.”

    And if that doesn’t work, they might have to send Putin a strongly worded letter.

    1. It’s nice to see Putin…

      *Dons wrap around Oakley’s*

      pushing their buttons.

  32. Teen busted for stealing $160K worth of cheese

    A teenager in New Jersey was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing $160,000 worth of a specialty cheese.

    Darluis Ortiz, 18, allegedly stole pallets containing Jamaican cheese at the Tastee Cheese warehouse on Sept. 23, according to PIX11. The processed cheese, fortified with nutrients, is packaged in tins, and is especially enjoyed with spiced buns at Easter, according to the Tastee Cheese website.

    ‘Tastee Cheese’? …processed spicy cheddar cheese …would try once.

    1. Hey! That’s nacho cheese!

      1. YES! All the like buttons!

    2. Jamaican Velveeta, mon!

    3. I had no idea Jamaica was a cheese exporter.

      1. What, you thought they just sold pot and coffee? Racist.

        1. Well, those two things and Red Stripe

      2. Does this mean they have cows?

      3. It’s a processed cheese product, so they could be bringing in the cheese and just processing it in Jamacia.

        1. Or I could just google:

          Tastee Cheese is a taste Jamaicans know and love worldwide. Made from top quality cheddar cheese from New Zealand, Tastee cheese is a blend of the finest cheese which gives it its unique taste. Tastee Cheese is available islandwide in convenient packages – from our smallest size (250g) in an easy open can to 500g with a convenient storage cover to 1kg (the most “gifted” cheese) to 2.2kg the most cut cheese. Tastee Cheese is also available in 220g and 440g vacuum sealed refrigerated packs ? even more convenient for the consumer.

          Also:

          Tastee Cheese Spread Solomon Gundy
          Tastee Cheese Spread is easy, spreadable and ready to eat with Solomon Gundy Flavour

          What is “Solomon Gundy” flavor? DC Comics superzombie flavor?

          1. “the most cut cheese.” Geez.

          2. In Jamaican cuisine, Solomon Gundy is a pickled (with salt) fish p?t? usually served with crackers as an appetizer. In Nova Scotia, the same term is used to refer to pickled herring and onion.

            The Jamaican p?t? is made with smoked red herring (although other fish such as mackerel and shad are also sometimes used[1]) and is minced and spiced with chili peppers and seasonings.[2] The dish appears on the menus of Jamaican restaurants and resorts.[3] It is also sold as a packaged food for export.[4]

            Just plain pickled herring and onion is referred to as Solomon Gundy in Nova Scotia. Here is one local manufacturer’s rendition [5]

            The term may come from the British word salmagundi, used to refer to a salad of many different ingredients. That term is originally from the French word salmigondis, which refers to a disparate assembly of things, ideas or people, forming an incoherent whole (a hodgepodge).[6]

            Barf.

          3. 1kg (the most “gifted” cheese)

            These euphemisms…

            1. “Let me show you my 2.2 pound log, baby…” ;o)

        2. Hah, you think processed cheese product is processed from cheese?

          /sarc

          1. Exactly

            I thought Dupont made Velveeta

  33. An actual libertarian feel-good story*:

    In Mexico, organised crime reaches everywhere, even into the smallest village – except for one small town in the state of Michoacan. Led by local women, the people of Cheran rose up to defend their forest from armed loggers – and kicked out police and politicians at the same time.

    *Not that feel-good because its actually just a tyranny of the locals.

    1. There’s been other stories like that – local impromptu militias kicking out the cartels, which you can’t do without kicking out the cops they’ve bought.

  34. A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.

    Am I horribly cynical to assume that this (along with the “threats” mailed to Trump supporters in Fla) are probably just publicity stunts by the GOP itself?

    And that the DNC is routinely engaging in exactly the same shit? (e.g. the robocalls some people have mentioned accusing Trump of barring blacks from Trump tower)

    Between now and the election i assume EVERYTHING i see/hear in the news is in some way contrived/calculated as part of someones campaign – and whats pathetic is that i dont even think this is being particularly cynical : that this is just the reality of the media-froth at the moment

    1. You weren’t assuming that already?

      1. I was, but i think what Im confused about is whether the rest of the world is as cynical as i am, or whether there’s still anyone out there who takes news at face value.

        Im not going all Infowars and shit, im just saying its almost impossible to trust the day-to-day campaign-related bullshit

        1. I believe that this is actually legitimate. As a person who spends more than half of their time there, Orange County is enough of a Team Blue echo chamber for someone like this to actually get street cred over this. UNC-Chapel Hill is in the same county, and that place is almost as Peak Derp as Berkeley.

        2. The internet is kicking the media’s ass and they’re desperate to find a way to draw eyeballs. They’ll squander whatever reputation real journalists had built up over a decades in order to grab their viewers` attention. The more market share they lose, the more desperate they become, the more idiotic the stories run, the more market share they lose. It’s a fantastic vicious cycle.

          1. Until they get the right people in power to crack down on the non-journalist competition.

    2. Could be false flag, no question.

      I’m not getting that vibe, but I’ve got no evidence one way or the other.

  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3O01EfM5fU

    If you can stomach 18 minutes of John Oliver, he’s going on a rant about third party candidates.

    I seriously can’t wait till this election is over because the stupidity that is clogging up my Facebook is slowly killing me. And I also can’t understand why people bitch and moan that politicians aren’t principled but yet are willing to vote in unprincipled politicians.

    1. John Oliver is just Samantha Bee with a dick and an English accent. Smug, stupid, and biased as hell is the MO for the ex Stewart/Colbert alleged comedians.

      1. Programs like the Daily Show, John Oliver’s, and Samantha Bee’s are our new two minutes of hate.

    2. If you can stomach 18 minutes of John Oliver…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJXYMDu6dpY

      Not as smugdouchy as Maher, but a close second.

    3. If you can stomach 18 minutes of John Oliver,

      I can’t stomach 18 seconds of that snarky, overrated hack.

  36. its actually just a tyranny of the locals.

    You say “vigilante mob”. I say “ad hoc government”. There are days I think that might be the way to go.No standing army of bureaucrats.

  37. France and Britain are pushing the European Union to condemn Russia over its actions in Syria.

    That’ll show them!

  38. If you can stomach 18 minutes of John Oliver

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no.

  39. The president of the Philippines says he’s open to the country participating in war games with Russia and China

    Add another former US ally to the list

    1. I used to foolishly believe that one of the few good things about the Obama Administration was foreign policy.

      Boy was I wrong. I don’t have a degree in international relations, but these missteps by the current administration and the consequences of such could have been seen a million miles away. Obama’s Foreign Policy is a mixed of arrogance, stupidity, and hubris. Nothing good can come from this.

      1. That second link was supposed to mention the rapprochement btw Russia & Turkey since the failed coup attempt

      2. A certain part of the Obama foreign policy can be explained by the SJW mindset – the powerful are automatically the oppressor and the powerless the oppressed and in a world where the most victimized are the ones with the most moral authority to make demands, the most powerless are the most powerful. Obama’s simply unaware that the rest of the world doesn’t necessarily work that way and getting on your high horse about moral grievances only works to bully your opponents into subservience in a few specific areas and most of those areas are US university campuses and the smuggest of progressive enclaves. The rest of the world, when you whine and complain and cry like a baby they don’t run over to mollify you, they run over to steal your wallet and kick you in the nuts for being a big whiny crybaby who lets people steal your wallet and kick you in the nuts.

  40. NYT solves mystery of low labor participation rates.

    While it’s hard to generalize across a large group of people, it’s clear that job market changes can have significant health effects on the labor force. Increased automation and the offshoring of jobs have hit men with less than a college education particularly hard. Add to that soaring levels of prescription opioid addiction in the general population, and the result of the Krueger study becomes less surprising.

    More research is clearly needed. In the meantime, some things could be done to help workers who’ve given up. Congress could appropriate money for the opioid addiction treatment and prevention programs they authorized in July. And federal and state governments could focus economic initiatives where long-term joblessness is highest, especially in the South, Southwest and Midwest. This could be done through targeted investments in infrastructure and education that could create jobs and bolster the skills of local workers. Millions of American men are struggling with pain and missing from the labor market, a crisis that damages families and communities.

    While it’s hard to generalize across a large group of people, we’ll keep doing it, if it promotes our “opioid addiction” moral panicking and non stop lobbying for bigger and more intrusive government programs.

    1. And federal and state governments could focus economic initiatives where long-term joblessness is highest, especially in the South, Southwest and Midwest.

      So basically everywhere except the North East, DC and the left coast. You know, places that exist for the benefit of our leftist overlords.

    2. To the NYT, correlation is causation, at least when it suits their preferences.

    3. Increased automation and the offshoring of jobs

      This, however, is a mystery NYT isn’t interested in solving.

      This could be done through targeted investments in infrastructure and education that could create jobs and bolster the skills of local workers.

      It’s costly and it never, ever works, but goddamnit we’re going to give it a go.

      1. This could be done through targeted investments in infrastructure and education that could create jobs and bolster the skills of local workers.

        Sounds kinda like the plan some brilliant football coaches come up with of scoring as many points as you can while keeping your opponents from scoring points in order to win games. Of course targeted investments that create jobs is a good thing – but waving a magic wand while chanting a magic spell is cheaper and has just the same odds of success. You can’t give politicians a big bag of money to spread around and not expect the politician’s corrupt crony crook buddies to wind up with all the money and nothing to show for it. And complaining after the fact that it was a good plan, just lousy execution that doomed the program to failure is a laughably pathetic excuse – we’ve seen this exact same show a hundred times, we all know how it ends.

    4. It essentially boils down to unfounded speculation based on unsupported hunches. What percentage of joblessness is due to ovoid addiction? I would guess it’s low relative to other causes but that’d be speculation too. Then again I’m not the NYT.

      1. ovoid addiction

        John-worthy

        1. Whoops-I’d ask for an edit button but it looks like that’ll never happen.

    5. Increased automation and the offshoring of jobs have hit men with less than a college education particularly hard.

      “Why are men without a college degree supporting Trump in large numbers? It’s a big fucking mystery.”

  41. I’ll repeat this from yesterday: That Pence guy is one slippery motherfucker. He slipped out of Chuck Todd’s gotchas every time, with alacrity.

    1. If only he coulda been the LP nominee.

      1. … or the Republican nominee

  42. Speaking of “Using international affairs as a domestic political tool”

    Is the US-backed Iraqi campaign to retake mosul being timed so that Obama can declare victory against ISIS right before the election?

    The @*#& thing has been started and cancelled like 4 times since Jan 2015; earlier delays were because the Iraqis didnt want the Kurds to take it themselves, and then there was internal fighting within the Iraqi army… then ISIS took ramadi and fallujah, and Baghdad was like – ‘Fuck the north’,… but they had pretty much been “on again/off again” since July of this year.

    I doubt the US has any decisive control over Iraqi forces, but i wouldnt be surprised if they at least delayed things a few weeks out of hope that they might get some great headlines at a time when everyones paying attention.

    1. I’ve been wondering that for a while. A lot like the timing of the Bin Laden raid, it’s seems rather convenient. The Democrats can’t win elections based on arguments and reason, it simply cannot be done because they’re so utterly wrong on everything there’s too much fallacious ground for them to defend. They win elections by being masters of feelings and political theater. Pretty soon, when the Democrats add about 10 million new Democrat voters to the rolls, they won’t even have to do that anymore.

      1. If you don’t like the way the current population votes just import a new one.

    2. “They’re still fighting in Iraq?”
      –Average Voter

      1. “It’s Bush’s fault”
        –Ditto

      2. ^This. I agree that the media is trying to spin this as some MacArthuresque military victory, but it’s been eight fucking years since the Mr. Peace Prize took office.

        1. Don’t forget they’re giving ISIS a big head’s-up that they’re coming so ISIS can retreat from the city and make the “victory over ISIS” a fairly quick and easy and bloodless affair. And the media’s not going to point out that the whole thing was simply taking a city the enemy was in the process of abandoning and not a victory over the enemy itself at all.

          1. Assumes victory of Iraqis. ISIS atrocities on TV could backfire on the Hilbitch.

    3. “Obama can declare victory against ISIS right before the election?”

      Not sure if he cares about the election, but it seems to me like he wants to be able to declare victory against ISIS before his term is up. He’s the kind of person who’d be vain enough to want to be remembered as the guy who stopped ISIS over they guy who left us with ISIS. If his victory comes at the VERY end of his term, then he can claim victory for his legacy and just blame all the inevitable blowback of his actions on the next administration, something the Obama worshipers will be more than willing to go along with.

  43. “California Obamacare rates to rise 13% in 2017, more than three times the increase of last two years”
    […]
    “The big hikes come after two years in which California officials had boasted that the program helped insure hundreds of thousands people in the state while keeping costs moderately in check.”
    http://www.latimes.com/busines…..story.html

    The Chron, while reporting that one guy’s premiums have gone from ~$600/mo to more than $1,300/mo, have stopped calling it Obamacare. Yep, while writing about those sorts of increases, it’s now “The Affordable Care Act”.
    Oh, and the dofuss who got the increase says he’s still in favor of it. He just doesn’t want to pay for it.
    You average CA voter…

    1. 13% is remarkably low given the increases other states have approved. What’s up with that?

      1. CA provides subsidies which has kept a couple of large players in the market and I’m pretty sure they were high to begin with. But the article mentions that if the open enrollment doesn’t pan out well, the rates and the players may change.
        I have a hint on how the open enrollment is going to work with rates like that.

      2. he Chron, while reporting that one guy’s premiums have gone from ~$600/mo to more than $1,300/mo

        Averages are a motherfucker. Think about how many people’s premiums went up “only” 10% to offset this poor bastard.

      3. I would assume that since it’s an election year, the Insurance Commission may just not be approving the higher amounts (while offering an under-the-table deal for a future increase)

        Boy, the insurance companies are going to be surprised when they find out that the commission is going to bend THEM over too (just like it does with everyone else)

  44. I doubt the US has any decisive control over Iraqi forces, but i wouldnt be surprised if they at least delayed things a few weeks out of hope that they might get some great headlines at a time when everyones paying attention.

    Was it Biden, yesterday, who said, “We’re stretched too thin for a Syrian no fly zone.”

    By golly, Ted Cruz was right; our military has been gutted! We don’t have the ability to fight in every single county in the mideast and the Himalayas at the same time.

    1. Did we invade Nepal and I missed it? The way things are going I would not be surprised in the least.

      1. Invade nipple is sexual crime!

  45. 13% is remarkably low given the increases other states have approved. What’s up with that?

    I suspect a big part is the sheer size of the market. A smaller relative number of truly expensive new “customers”. And some serious finagling with the numbers. They’ll run out of fingers eventually, and the dam will burst.

    1. Yep. O-care requires magic to work. It won’t.

      1. Hello single payer.

        1. Yeah, double-down on the magic requirements.

  46. Did we invade Nepal and I missed it? The way things are going I would not be surprised in the least.

    A lot of Priuses have a FREE TIBET sticker right next to the HOPEY D KLOWN one.

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