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    1. Too busy.

      We hold you to a higher standard, sensei.

      1. No, I mean with two pictures Links is too busy. I’m just a simple, plainspoken type who likes his Links lean and to the point. Frills are for Buzzfeed.

        1. In the interior decorating world “too busy” is customerspeak for “your work sucks.” Decorators do not like hearing that and deride the customers who use that phrase. IANAD

          1. If it’s too busy their work apparently does suck.

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              1. Is this job for the am links or the pm links?

          2. “Well, If you expect to get paid for your decorating – don’t suck at it. I’m the one who has to live with it, and there’s too much clutter.”

        2. Too busy for alt-text.

    2. Hello.

        1. Not that swiss german has spelling, and I saw it spelled a dozen ways when I lived there, but that is wrong.

            1. These euphemisms!!

  1. …only black people can wear necklaces with their names on them, because anti-racism.

    Also because who else can pull that off?

    1. I think it was Seinfeld who thought we should all wear nametags all the time, just to make things easier.

        1. It was Elaine’s idea. Cost Dinkins the election.

          1. Right, Kramer’s idea was to post a picture of everyone in their building with their names written on it to make everyone more outgoing.

    2. A gold chain with a name on it would make an excellent gift, for a really good slave.

      /hat tip: Norm Macdonald

      1. I miss Norm

        1. He just published a book ( a so-called memoir). It’s getting good reviews. I’m listening to it in audio format. It is weird as hell. Reminds me of Hunter S. Thompson.

          His latest release “Me doing standup” is friggin’ brilliant.

    3. Only white men should be allowed to wear suits as after all, they wore them first.

      1. Only white men and Asian men should wear pants, because they are the earliest known to have worn them.

      2. That’s only fair, since they can’t jump.

      3. Only Dune men need to wear stillsuits.

    4. Does no one remember the name necklaces from the 70s, which were already kitsch because they grew out of the peace/love necklaces of the 60s? How deliberately ignorant can these anti-cultural-appropriators be?

      [Need a shorter name for anti-cultural-appropriators.]

  2. 251) My wife is on Facebook all the time. I don’t get the point. I mean, I understand it’s a way to stay in contact with family and friends?although why that requires daily interaction rather than an occasional phone call I’m not sure. (Not that I would make the phone calls either, but never mind.)

    But man, I can’t stand all the crap. She shows me memes and things and sometimes they’re funny, usually just eye-rolling. I’m afraid it’s actually changing her thinking. All this news is being fed to her all the time with this bizarre, snarky, left-wing slant, and there’s so much social pressure to present our family as conforming to this certain upper middle-class socially-aware image.

    The worst thing is it takes up so much of her time. I’m actually coming to see it as insidiously anti-family, giving the impression it’s keeping you current with people who live far away, while distracting you from the people you’re actually living in the same house with.

    1. [removes self from Jatnas’s lawn]

    2. That’s funny, because I just read a derpbook post about how social media was making people afraid and isolated. I guess that only applies to the non-goodthinkful.

      But, yes, the herd mentality is hard to break out of and women seem more susceptible to social pressure than men.

      1. Afraid of conflicting ideas? Yes. Isolated from from others not in your bubble? Yes.

        1. ^This guy gets it.

      2. That’s funny, because I just read a derpbook post about how social media was making people afraid and isolated.

        What I’ve observed is that it allows people to connect in a completely superficial way. You might have random conversations with strangers, but without actual face-to-face contact, you’re not really building up social cohesion, trust, or understanding. You might as well be talking to a bot as a real person.

        1. Just like comments!

        2. See S03 E01 of Black Mirror.

      3. The internet at large is isolating in that there’s no rocks to hide anything under. There’s no room for bullshit and eyewash OVER TIME. Something may be flashy and be the New Answer, but given time it is revealed to be as hollow as anything else. The run time between buy-in and disillusion, that used to take years, or decades, takes weeks or months.

        It has been said that the family unit outputs maximum loneliness with minimum privacy. The internet (e.g. facebook) simply expands that function.

    3. Facebook is the devil. 6 years ago, I was stuck at my house for 6 weeks while recovering from a broken leg. I was 24, single, and free. Since I was immobile, I spent too much time on facebook. A really cute girl from work messaged me and asked me how I was recovering? I was high as shit on pain killers at the time, so I responded with my phone number and a suggestion that if she wanted to know she could call me. She did.

      Fast forward 6 years. I’m now married, a father, a mortgage holder, a responsible adult, and a libertarian. If it wasn’t for Facebook I could have been 24, blissfully politically unaware, single, kidless, and irresponsible.

      1. /sarc tag. The story is true

        1. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

      2. I am pretty sure you would still be 30 by now.

        1. my kingdom for an edit button.

      3. Facebook, gateway drug to having a woman make a man out of you.

        It is insidious.

        1. IMO, the woman involved and painkillers did far more than Facebook ever could.

      4. It seems the real lynchpin was that, as a working adult, you had to get high on painkillers to make a move on a girl whom you worked with and who had expressed interest in you. Also, while not, in this case, evil, Facebook still comprises the most vapid and meaningless part of that story. It’s really a Raiders Of the Lost Ark story where the opioids are what end up melting the Nazis faces off and Facebook is more like the flying wing that was designated to fly the ark to Berlin when any available airplane would’ve done.

        You could’ve been high on painkillers, fapping to porn, and gotten a text from her. I’ve heard rumor that in the before times, there were actual books full of peoples’ names that allowed you to call people directly to find out how they were doing. I also understand that stopping by to visit someone, even making up an excuse to do so, was sufficient to initiate courtship. I know I only really have pre-Facebook or non-Facebook data to back it up, but I’m pretty sure women have hit on men returning to work after an injury (or vice versa) and still ended up married. In the end, either you were too clueless/gutless or she was too interested in you for it to turn out any other way.

        Believe it or not, lots of normal humans don’t need painkillers or social media (as social media) to approach the opposite sex and/or initiate romantic relationships.

        1. jeez man. I’m happily married and love my little boy. The above story was nothing but an anecdote. I was perfectly sober when we married and when our child was born.

          1. jeez man. I’m happily married and love my little boy.

            Not saying you aren’t/weren’t. Sorry, with all the iterative cognitive dissonance, buck-passing, and outright lying going around, an inconsistent/self-contradictory “Facebook isn’t all bad, it’s the reason I’m happily married.” story was somewhere between scratch on the roof of my mouth and breaking 2-0 pitch to Addison Russell with the bases loaded.

            It *very* much struck me as a “disconnected millennial” story.

            1. Bro, just chill right the fuck down with it all though

    4. Now you know how she feels with you spending so much time on H and R.

      1. It should be my boss complaining about that, not my wife.

    5. The thing about FB is that it’s an information broadcast, unlike a phone call which is a direct, intrusive push of information to a specific person or household. I’m happy to hear about the major life events of old friends (birth, death, marriage, new house), but not every single little thing that happens in their day. Honestly, if I had wanted to keep up with those people I would have; I don’t keep up with many people, particularly those who move hundreds or more miles away.

      1. My prog friend posted a pic of the envelope his absentee ballot was in. Arrrgh.

        1. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

          1. I lied and told him I had just voted because I wanted to cancel out his vote. Same state.

      2. One of my close friends who stoutly resists all forms of social media says, “Facebook is where men and women who went to high school together reconnect after all those years and proceed to break up two marriages.”

    6. Fight the snark with sarc, I say. For instance, several friends “checked in” to the Sioux protests. I send them comments and messages wishing them luck at the casino.

      On a related note. Flying across the country to take a stand or participate in a march on the DC Mall is one thing, checking a box on Facebook is a total puss move, and I find it even more offensive than hashtag activism for some reason.

      1. I noticed that too. What the fuck, everyone knows you did not actually go to the damn protest.

        1. Apparently it’s to confuse local law enforcement who monitors the FB pages of the protesters. But the progs on my feed have backed off of that checking-in thing now; so maybe the confusing the cops thing was just bullshit.

          1. I asked the ones in my feed which was more likely, counting FB check ins or the deployment on stingrays on site.

      2. I send them comments and messages wishing them luck at the casino.

        OMG, that is brilliant. You do live up to your alias.

    7. The worst thing is it takes up so much of her time. I’m actually coming to see it as insidiously anti-family, giving the impression it’s keeping you current with people who live far away, while distracting you from the people you’re actually living in the same house with.

      I have the same thing going on here. The allure of scrolling that wall of posts is just too strong. It must hearken back to an earlier time, when she was in 7th grade and keeping up with what everyone was doing was of critical importance. Like many things female, I acknowledge its existence but don’t pretend to really understand it.

      For the be-all, end-all of stereotypical inscrutable woman behavior, when she’s a little out of sorts once a month she has a tendency to watch soap operas on the DVR while simultaneously reading facebook. Because she gets distracted reading facebook, she has to keep rewinding her soap opera to see what she missed. There’s literally not one little bit of that tableau that I’m going to be able to relate to.

      1. Oh ffs, that’s my wife, except add Reddit to the mix, change soap operas to The Voice, Survivor, or a mystery, and make it all the goddamn time. At her nadir we’d be sitting in the living room with the lights off watching a movie or whatever and there’d be a persistent glow from her laptop screen while both it and her phone would make a loud “ding” every few minutes because someone on Facebook sent her a chat message.

        1. People from Maryland will understand what I mean when I say it was like trying to watch a movie in a Bowie movie theater. Think trying to watch a drama with subtle, quiet dialogue and long moody silences in a high school cafeteria during lunch time. In hell.

      2. she has a tendency to watch soap operas.

        sheesh. I would be relieved. my wife loves wifes with knives and deadly women . I have to constantly remind her that these stories are being told because these women GOT CAUGHT.

    8. Man, I’m in the same boat as you and fully sympathize. I think it may be time to configure some advanced QoS trickery on the router.

      1. Tried that….. blocked image sharing sites at the router to protect the kiddies. This blocked a bunch of shared photos on Pinterest et. al. The wife was not amused. I do not suggest you repeat this mistake. They get very irritable if you mess with their social media platforms.

    9. It’s really important that everyone you know knows what you ate for lunch and which mall’s Starbuck’s you bought a cup of coffee at.

    10. I am afraid that your only recourse at this point is to make your own account and start engaging in Internet lap fights and link sharing. it’s the only way to save your marriage. Do it. Bite the bullet

    11. I feel your pain, brother. On top of Facebook, I live in the heart of San Francisco progressive territory, so I can tell tales of groupthink that would give you recurring nightmares.

      Facebook, lately, has become about 80% memes. If you get past those, though, it is a great place for keeping in touch with extended family and friends you don’t see every day.

      1. I sometimes think of joining Facebook just to share cat videos of my cat doing funny things. But I’d have to go back up to Ohio and try to remember where I buried the cat and it’s been like 40 years, so I figure it’s not worth the effort.

  3. Did Rolling Stone act with malice in publishing the Jackie Coakley frat-rape story?

    DID ENB ACT WITH MALICE NAMING THIS VICTIM?

    1. Did Andrew Napolitano provide this link?

    2. ENB has more balls than Froot Sooshi.

      1. Yeah, in her purse. Am I right, ladies?

  4. The Klu Klux Klan has officially endorsed Donald Trump

    Is it really too much to ask these dumb groups to be smart enough to endorse the person they don’t want to win?

    1. Most of the KKK is made up of informants .

      Speaking of endorsements, I wonder if the Communist Party USA has endorsed Hillary like they have all other democratic presidential candidates since Dukakis

      1. We already know who the FBI is supporting.
        Putin!

        1. Hell, at this point, I would be tempted to support Putin!

      2. I’m sure they have, but that’s not news and Hillary won’t be asked to repudiate them.

      3. The CPUSA knew who the undercover cops were. They were the only ones that paid their dues on time.

        1. Ba-zing!

    2. Have you ever met a Klansman?

      1. I did. Grand Dragon (or whatever mythical beast they had at the time) lived on the street I grew up on. Didn’t know it at the time, but I did find it strange that he commented one year at Halloween that he liked my costume – the year my parents didn’t get anything in advance so they just cut holes in a sheet and I went as a ghost.

        Only realized it years later when I saw a documentary on the guy.

        Kid you not…

        1. I bet your parents knew and still laugh about the time they dressed their kid up in a sheet and sent him to the KKK house.

          1. I was dressed up as a “ghost” one Halloween. My black classmates still remember. My twin brother was dressed as Huck Finn. My family was sooooooo fucking funny. Sheesh.

      2. Yep, more than one actually. The only reason they were losers is that government takes money from whites to give to blacks via welfare. Pay no attention to the fact that these Klansmen lived up to every stereotype of trailer trash.

        1. The only reason they were losers is that government takes money from whites to give to blacks via welfare.

          In case my second sentence didn’t make it clear about my opinion of the Klansmen I knew, this reason is their opinion. Reality is, they are losers by their own doing.

      3. I did, briefly. My dad lived in the ‘Bama for a little while–we’ve got family outside of Birmingham, Wilsonville if that means anything to anyone–and the guy who built his house was in the Klan. Nice enough guy. I got the impression that in that neck of the woods the Klan was sort of like the Kiwanis or Elks. Didn’t strike me as the foaming-at-the-mouth type. Seems like the really hardcore Klan are in the midwest and the rust belt.

        1. Ephesus, Georgia. Population 388, 98.54% White according to Wikipedia. (Wikipedia says according to the Census figures there’s one black family living there but I’m sure that was somebody pulling the Census Bureau’s leg – there ain’t no black people anywhere near there. Not live ones, anyways.) It’s just a wide spot in the road but the repair shop there featured a huge Confederate flag on the building and a cross out front. I haven’t driven through there in years, but it used to be you could drive through on a Friday or Saturday evening and there’d be 10 or 12 of ’em out there in their sheets doing whatever it is those guys do. First time I ever saw it after I moved to Georgia, nobody had told me the KKK was really a thing and I did a double-take and a “WTF?” thinking they must be filming a movie or a TV show or something. Nobody does this shit for real, do they? Yep, in Ephesus, Georgia they do.

    3. How do you know they didn’t?

      1. You just blew my mind.

          1. Yes. Extra marijuana leaf, please.

      2. Well, the KKK was founded by Democrats.

        1. Yeah but but but but but if those Democrats were alive today they’d be REPUBLICANS! /drops mic

          *sips soy milk latte*

    4. Racists and antisemites are really showing themselves dumb this year.

      “Hey guys!! Let’s all support the guy who’s daughter he is grooming as an heir happens to also be a convert to Orthodox Judaism!!”

      They’re literally paving the way to the First Jewish President, what with how dynasty-obsessed this democracy has become.

      1. And she’s definitely a shoo in for America’s First Jewish Princess.

  5. Religious chocolate nipples ranging from young girls to mature ladies launched in Japan

    A new brand of chocolates manufactured by the Mme KIKI company will be hitting the shelves next year in Japan in the form of women’s nipples. The “CHOCONIP” set will be sold with eight different nipples representing the transformation from a young girl’s nipple to the mature age female nipple.

    The CHOCONIP set of chocolates has been inspired by the Jison-in Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, which in the past was a facility only for women to worship at, known as a nyonin koya in Japanese. The picture below shows the worshipping of nipples at the Jison-in Temple in Wakayama for things such as fertility and safe child-birth.

    1. THIS IS THE JAPANESE CHOCOLATE WE SHOULD BE TERRIFIED IS BEING GIVEN OUT TO TRICK-OR-TREATERS!

      1. As long as it’s not dark chocolate.

        1. Racist.

          1. Why do you think I endorsed Trump?

            1. I don’t know why you do anything you do, Eugene.

              1. Usually it’s because it’s not what they’re expecting me to do.

    2. The Mme KIKI company, which will be manufacturing the chocolate nipples, has said the idea came to them suddenly when they thought “Why don’t we make chocolate in the shape of young girls’ nipples?”

      A flesh, uh, *flash* of brilliance!

    3. Religious chocolate nipples ranging from young girls to mature ladies launched in Japan

      Yeah. Hmmm. How can this go wrong.

      1. Meh. Wake me when they start selling “Nipples as seen in old issues of National Geographic.” Then I’ll be interested.

        1. Poor boys these days. Doing that to pictures of drowning polar bears is no way to live.

      2. Forget it, Aloysious, it’s Japan.

      3. Is Old Man With Candy the Willy Wonka of this Company?

    4. Been to that temple. It’s motto is: Where would you rather be Jison-in?

    5. I think I’m turning Japanese
      I think I’m turning Japanese
      I really think so

      1. I sing that as im really turning Japanese, you just don’t think so
        It drives the girlfriend nuts

    6. Also, Religious Chocolate Nipples would be an excellent name for a band.

    7. If it’s milk chocolate, doesn’t that strike anyone as particularly weird?

      Think about it: we humans milk another species to create a product in the shape of the organ that produces milk for our own species.

  6. “Did Rolling Stone act with malice in publishing the Jackie Coakley frat-rape story?”

    I’m sure they intended nothing but fair play with those fraternity boys.

    1. Didn’t even notice! Does this mean the “REASON WON’T SAY HER LAST NAME HERP DERP” crowd will shut up now?

        1. Gesundheit

      1. Only any of the lady contributors is allowed.

      2. Cry more about something stupid.

    2. Malice towards the UVA administration (the point of the article was that they were ignoring rape accusations), and reckless disregard toward anyone else involved.

  7. The Klu Klux Klan has officially endorsed Donald Trump, while white nationalists of other stripes also prepare for election day.

    Trump is a Klan member? I knew it.

    1. Which Klan is he a member, the Klan run by the FBI or the one by the ATF?

      1. It really is The Man Who was Thursday.

    2. Just like Senator Byrd.

  8. So, whose turn is it to feed them?

    The intern’s?

    No. You know how badly that went last time.

    That poor kid is still living in a group home

    and sleeps with the lights on. That cost us

    big bucks for the settlement.

    Well, I’m editor now so I don’t…

    Shut up. Anyway, seriously, someone

    volunteer.

    But, I…

    Shut up, or you’ll be doing it.

    How difficult is it? You just open the door

    and push in the bucket of scraps from the

    slaughterhouse, right?

    (cont’d)

    1. They all stare at you with their mad eyes.

      Some of them can appear sane for brief periods, but the least little thing sets them off and then they all turn on you. Even the Socons and Cosmos will work together against an outsider.

      Virginia was right, we should have torched the whole place when we had the chance.

      What about Robbie? Some of them seem to like him.

      Last time they dressed him up. We turned on the teargas just in time.

      Couldn’t we just release them somewhere, make it someone else’s problem?

      All it takes is one of them telling a semi-coherent story and the jig is up.

      Racist…what?

      That’s something they say. You’ve

      gone native. Congratulations on your new

      duties as Commenter Wrangler.

      (end)

      1. Please pardon the FUBAR line breaks in the first part. Was composing that in a text editor which doesn’t do word wrap well.

      2. “You just open the door and push in the bucket of scraps from the slaughterhouse, right?”

        But five scraps–fewer than that and we’re starving, more than that and we choke on it. Five scraps exactly.

        1. I prefer hurds.

      3. *Raises Hand*

        I’ll do it. Very low bar.

      4. Well done, sir.

      5. *standing ovation and garlands toss*

      6. Several years ago commenters campaigned to be mods here. I was SugarFree’s running mate, some unknown how. I don’t remember who he was running against. Probably notorious sellout Episiarch. I don’t think elections were ever held. #rigged

        1. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

        2. Nope. SugarFree, Warty, and JW (whom I supported and wholeheartedly endorsed) were duking it out for the coveted role of H&R moderator.

          1. I cannot conceive of a better way to convince the editors to shut down Hit’n’Run once and for all. Bullet dodged!

      7. [golf clap]

      8. *rises to begin thunderous ovation*

  9. sign me up!

    Bill Clinton: Trump would return US to ‘Mad Men’ era

    Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday night that Donald Trump would take America back to the 1960s if he were elected and allowed to implement the policies he has promised on the campaign trail.

    “We’re gonna have walls,” Clinton told attendees at a St. Petersburg, Fla., rally. “We’re gonna have just what we had 50 years ago, not just economically.”

    “If you had watched Mad Men, it was way worse than Mad Men ? way worse. And all gay people had to stay off in a closet locked up. Disabled children were only seen for their disabilities, not their abilities. Fifty years ago, they were not in our schools,” Clinton added.

    1. Can we go back to a time when people didn’t dress like slobs all the time?

      1. ^Ha yeah. I love seeing pictures of people at the ballpark in collared shirts and ties.

        1. You mean pictures taken at U.Va. in 2003?

          1. You mean 2016?

      2. Hey give Gary Johnson a break it’s been a tough week

        1. It’s pretty bad when you get out dressed by Weld.

    2. Hillary will return us to the Clinton era.

    3. Disabled children were only seen for their disabilities, not their abilities.

      Well, there was the scene where they have a riding mower in the office and this one guy gets his foot run over and someone else says “nobody will ever want to work with him after that.” I don’t know how accurate that was, but views of the disabled and handicapped have changed radically, but with that the horrors of the ADA.

      1. This triggered a memory for me. In middle school the girl with the powered wheel chair ran over my left foot.

      2. If hiring a cripple means that I’m subject to a slew of regulations, must install a wheelchair ramp and a cripple stabilizer for the bathroom et cetera, then why the fuck would I hire them over another candidate with the same qualifications? It’s really that simple. The government does them no favors in forcing me to do that calculus.

      3. “He might lose his foot.”
        “Right when he got it in the door.”

    4. The Trump attacks are the greatest avalanche of bullshit I have seen in my lifetime.

    5. “If you vote for Donald Trump you can once again goose any skirt that walks past your desk.”

    6. Why is this fucken guy literally all over the place the last few years? Holy shit, how is this not narcissism?

      Fuck off rapist.

    7. Oh fuck, not the Kennedy’s again.
      I thought they all got killed or died off.

    8. Trump would bring back:

      -Fiefdom
      -Muslim version of slavery
      -The Bay City Rollers
      -The Ice Age
      -Cause a Big Bang
      -Detonate 5 nuclear bombs
      -Make Way-Mart the official store of the world
      -Force everyone to eat McDonald’s once a day
      -Child rape culture
      -Force women to cook naked (but in fuck me boots) in the kitchen
      -Make Canada Great for once
      -Give a subsidy to Bosley for hair restoration breakthroughs
      -Stop all pharma studies and pill development
      -Give rich people all the poor people’s iPhones
      -Reopen the practice of lobotomies.

      There’s more…!

      1. [standing ovation]

      2. Bringing back the Bay City Rollers would be grounds for impeachment.

          1. Awesome.

          2. Cool.

    9. Yeah, but Union membership will be at all time highs, and people with no skills can feed a family of six with an auto factory job. Isn’t this what Team Blue has been pining for since the 80’s?

      1. They pine for the fjords.

        1. +1 Norwegian Blue

    10. Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday night that Donald Trump would take America back to the 1960s if he were elected and allowed to implement the policies he has promised on the campaign trail.

      “We’re gonna have walls,” Clinton told attendees at a St. Petersburg, Fla., rally. “We’re gonna have just what we had 50 years ago, not just economically.”

      So some kick-ass music along with hunting down gays for sport and throwing kids with Down’s syndrome off of cliffs?

      1. So, back to Camelot? What’s wrong with that?

    11. Disabled children were only seen for their disabilities, not their abilities.

      You just categorized them as disabled children, Bill. But I sort of agree. I wish we could go back to a time when the “disabled” were known as “cripples” and “retards”.

    12. It was fun to harass the homos when I was a kid.

    13. “We’re gonna have walls,” Clinton told attendees at a St. Petersburg, Fla., rally.

      So Clinton is basically saying that Trump will deliver on his promises?

    14. Of course he forgot to say that a vote for Hillary would take us back to the 1960s too.

      That was the time when we were bombing a poor country every day for about five years.

  10. Nameplate necklaces: This shit is for us

    “Shit” being the operative word.

    1. They can keep the ones with the numbers on it.

    2. Guidos.

      Guidos wore those stupid things in the 70s. You’d see all the guidette girls wearing them down at the shore.

  11. It turned out to be a plain-old chocolate bar from Japan.

    Just seaweed flavored and designed to thoroughly embarrass you as millions of your countrymen laugh at you in their living rooms.

  12. Warty move again?

    Scientists discover ‘jacuzzi of death’ under the Gulf of Mexico

    Scientists recently discovered a secret, otherworldly “brine pool” at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. But while it might look enticing and magical, you definitely don’t want to go scuba diving in it.

    “It’s warm, but super-salty,” biogeochemist Scott Wankel told the science website Seeker, adding that its 65-degree temperature often lures poor, unsuspecting crabs and other bottom feeders looking for food. “When they fall in, they die and get pickled and preserved.”

    1. “warm, but super-salty”
      …hhmmmm . .. sounds familiar.

      1. I never would have taken you for that Elspeth. Learn something new everyday.

        1. Beware the quiet ones, Suthen;-)

        2. Oh, you have not read her husband’s memoirs, then?

      2. OMG.

        /hand to mouth.

        1. ewwwww /teenage girl

          1. Ewwww/ transgendered something.

            Get with it.

            1. Following the Jordan Peterson saga? Daughter was home with a fever so I had all day to kill. Watched him go toe to toe with the biggest scumbags in the world. Impressive patience on that guy.

  13. According to Fusion, only black people can wear necklaces with their names on them, because anti-racism.

    That article is ridiculous. Girls were wearing nameplate necklaces before 1989. My sister had one that I bought for her as a birthday present. I was like 10 at the time, and I think it came from JC Penney.

    1. Retroactive racism!

    2. I didn’t know it was a “black and brown” thing – I just thought it was sign of tastelessness and narcissism. I feel woke now.

      1. [golf clap]

    3. Q: Why do cowboys have their names tooled into their belts?

      A: So you can remember their name after you’ve ****ed them.

    4. It’s problematic that only white people can find their name on a nameplate at JC Penny but black people can’t. Why is JC Penny so racist as to not stock the jewelry department with Ta’neesha or Ja’Marcus nameplates?

  14. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are nearly tied in the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll, with Trump now seen as slighlty more honest and trustworthy…

    Someone with no filter between his brain and mouth is usually more honest than not.

    1. In vino veritas.

  15. “… More trustworthy than Clinton.” In fairness, isn’t everyone?

    1. Lowest hurdle ever.

      1. I could literally stand up in public and state, “I am a multimillionaire, and the reincarnation of Jesus Christ!” and still be more trustworthy than Hillary.

        1. You’d claim to be Bernie?

    2. not according to bill weld. He vouches for her honestyness

  16. Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic’ masculinity

    Duke University started a similar program this semester for male students to reflect on topics such as patriarchy, male privilege, rape culture, pornography, machismo and “the language of dominance,” Fox News reported.

    At a mandatory freshmen orientation training at Gettysburg College in August, male students had to watch a documentary which stated in part that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.” The freshmen also went through breakout sessions in which they were told mass shooting sprees are rooted in toxic masculinity.

    The “Thrive” club, part of the Claremont colleges consortium which meets as a “safe space” to talk about mental health, advertises that “masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to preform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it.”

    1. It’s a good thing there’s no such thing as toxic femininity.

      1. I know, right? Just kidding, there sure is. And girls can be bigger bullies than guys.

        1. Absolutely true. While I was applying for med school, I worked in a nursing home as a CNA. I was the only male on staff. For over a year. Learnt more about women from that job than any other I have had, before or since.

          1. You poor thing! I grew up with 4 sisters, no brothers. So my dad had 5 females in the house. But I learned to be drama-free (or less drama-filled than a lot of the females I know.)

      2. You never heard of toxic shock syndrome?

    2. “Excuse me, professor, I’m a little clear on how pornography contributes to toxic male culture. Perhaps we could watch this video and you could break it down for us?”

    3. Just so glad they didn’t say we can’t tell our sons to ‘nut up,’ when necessary.
      Oh wait, I forgot for the progs the government has priority over parents in raising kids.

    4. “mass shooting sprees are rooted in toxic masculinity”

      I wonder how they explain this one?

      1. Of course, it may just be that women choose other means when the commit mass murder

        1. Jones is getting a mandatory release in 2018?

        2. The Mamas and the Papas?

      2. No, they are not. They are rooted in insanity. It is just that simple.

    5. Phrases like ‘I’m teaching my son to be a man’ must drive them insane.

    6. Sure, because it just makes so much sense to treat normal men as defective women and try to make them more feminine.

    7. We’re going to get our asses handed to us in World War IV.

      1. And then the screechy women will wonder why the men aren’t “manning up.” Would be worth it to watch the dawn of realization on their faces just before they are bayonetted by NORKS or whoever.

        1. “Even if you take them to the Soviet Union and show them the concentration camps they won’t believe it. They will only believe it when the military boot crushes their (pussies) balls.” – Bezmenov on useful idiots

      2. Not to mention the fact that normal women don’t like pussified men. We might not have many fighting-age men left by the time WWIV rolls around.

    8. Because Adam Lanza, the Colorado Joker shooter, and the kids at Columbine were just full of machismo and male privilege. Are you fucking kidding me????

      And most of the gang violence in the inner cities, is because these kids generally don’t have a father at home telling their little brats “BE A MAN!”

      This isn’t derp. This is fucking evil.

    9. the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.”

      It just would be nice, male or female, if people just grew up to be ADULTS. It’s these assholes that have extended the period of juvenility to 30 that is the problem.

  17. In a four-way match-up with Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, Trump leads over Clinton by one point

    Electoral College better steel themselves for a lot of right-wing invectives.

    1. Then it’s their own fault. Gore beat Bush by half a point in the popular vote and it didn’t lead to a crisis. They had a chance after that to “fix the system” but were happy with the result.

  18. The TAC-SAC Rail Accessory
    Last time me and my friend Cornelius played paintball he kept getting nailed and hiding and whining like a little goat until finally everyone was like, Dude, you need to grow a pair! And he was all, Dude! It’s not me, it’s my F’ing gun!

    Oh OK Cornelius, then I guess your gun needs to grow a pair. Here, have a TAC-SAC.

    If you own a firearm, paintball marker, or airsoft gun, TAC-SAC would like to see your high speed and raise you some low hang. Give one as a gag gift, or get one as a for serious and challenge any duck on the pond to quack a word about the giant black scrotum sack dangling from your Remington.

    TAC-SACs affix to any standard picatinny rail. They’re made (proudly, to be sure) in the USA from glass-filled nylon.

  19. let me find my well-worn shocked face:

    Nephew: George W. Bush may vote for Clinton

    George P. Bush said Tuesday that his uncle, former President George W. Bush, may join his grandfather George H.W. Bush in casting his ballots for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press.

    The Texas land commissioner made the comments while addressing a small Republican rally in San Marcos, Texas, on Tuesday night, saying that both former presidents in the family may “potentially” vote for the Democratic presidential ticket come Election Day.

    Later asked to clarify his comments by the AP, George P. Bush said that he was just “speculating” and couldn’t say with certainty how they’d vote.

    still this would be fun to troll some lefties with – Clinton: Even George W will vote for her.

    1. But for some strange reason, the conservative base didn’t want another Bush.

    2. It’s fucking Hunger Games. The elites stick together in the Capitol District.

    3. Of course almost all the Bushes are going to vote for Hildog. They have always been a family of big government liberals from day one.

      1. Hillary’s first term will basically be W version 5.0

        1. With the FDR Service Pack 5 update.

          1. I was talking with my father two nights ago. I’m of the opinion that the United states was sent irretrievably down the path of socialism by FDR. Dad said it still could have been salvaged if. not for the great society programs of LBJ. I don’t know if he is right or not, but my feeling is that once you start going socialist, you will continue socialist until something stops it. Something bad, like Venezuela bad, or 1945 Germany bad.

            1. Hard to know for certain but FDR made some efforts to balance the budget and cut spending in the mid-1930s. Didn’t last long but it suggests some basic understanding. The New Deal programs were, in theory, designed to solve a crisis and paid some lip service to Keynes.* The Great Society, in contrast, was enacted in a time of prosperity. The GS kind of entrenched the idea that there doesn’t need to be a crisis for the feds to (1) intervene to help people and (2) run deficits.

              *Not an endorsement of Keynes or the New Deal.

  20. WTF is it with “Time” magazine?

    Yesterday we were treated to even more bizarreness.

    1. You don’t read the links, do you?

      1. That’s where I got this. Just trying to make a point about how far the mighty have fallen.

    2. What do you expect from a company that was sold for $1.

      1. …and would put ME on the cover of their shitty magazine.

        1. “I’ll buy THAT fer a dollar!”

      2. That was Newsweek, but the point holds.

      3. And has (?) or at least had Eleanor Clift writing for it.

        1. She has legs from here to there and back again.

          1. From umpteen years of watching John McLaughlin, she actually has pretty short legs.

            She has saggy blotched cottage cheese thigh skin from here to there and back again.

            1. WRONG!

              (well, ok, you’re right, but that wasn’t John’s tagline).

  21. Nameplates have always leapt off the chests of black and brown girls who wear them; they’re an unequivocal and proud proclamation of our individuality….

    We must engage in collectivism to protect our individuality.

    1. Let’s all take the nonconformist oath. Repeat after me:

      I promise to be different!
      …..

      I promise to be unique!
      ……..

      I promise not to repeat things other people say!

      1. First comedy album I actually bought.

        Good old Columbia records, gave me 13 albums for just 1 penny.

    2. Better ID than a mugshot number.

  22. An AP investigation found around 1,000 U.S. police officers who lost their badges over a six-year period for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, child pornography possession, and other forms of sexual misconduct.

    For or during? Because I’m sure they can always be replaced if it was just lost while the perp was resisting.

    1. 1,000 over a 6 year period might not be all that many. There are over 1 million LEO in the US.

      Also, since firing for incompetence is very difficult, the internal affairs division is often used to get rid of officers they don’t like. So in addition to extorting hookers and DUI suspects for sex, this list probably includes quite a few “banging the girlfriend or mistress while you were supposed to be on patrol” misconduct charges.

      A friend of mine used to work in IA and the cases that got aggressively pursued by management and prosecutors were usually of a sexual misconduct nature. Beating the crap out of some kid? Nah, not so much. Even things like stealing or extorting from drug dealers was less likely to get prosecuted than hooking up with your mistress…. which was only going to get investigated if you already were on the “we should fire this guy already” list.

  23. According to Fusion, only black people can wear necklaces with their names on them, because anti-racism.

    But where do they stand on puka shells? Where were they when that scourge was tearing the country apart?

    1. What about clocks?

    2. Dude, do you even surf?

      1. My nickname’s Charlie.

  24. Dalrock: Pride of ownership.
    According to Spirit Halloween, the top selling Harley Quinn costume item is a choker with the word Puddin on it (Harley’s pet name for the Joker). Popular culture tells us that women don’t want to be owned, yet a collar with the name of her owner is the most popular part of the most popular woman’s Halloween costume this year….

    1. You know, Johnny, I’d like to thank you for posting these on a regular basis. It shows me that men can be just as idiotic as the women who post on Everyday Feminism.

      1. It shows me that men can be just as idiotic as the women who post on Everyday Feminism.

        Based on a comparison of Johnny’s posts and the shit they post at Everyday Feminism, that has yet to be demonstrated. EF is in a league all their own.

    2. Yes, it’s clearly a sign of women’s subconscious desire to be owned, and not just a prop from a character in a blockbuster movie that was practically a template for college Halloween costumes. Keep up that awesome critical analysis.

  25. blame penises

    Sure, we knew Clinton would face some sexism ? comments about her hair and her clothes, suggestions she would be weaker on defense because she’s female, the ubiquitous characterization of her voice as “shrill,” maybe even a calculated suggestion that she’s angry or unstable because it’s that time of the month.

    No one said a word about Trump’s hair, clothes, voice, or instability.

    But many of us believed a woman running would mean a new focus on issues that matter to women and have been long neglected by a male-dominated political class ? things like paid parental leave, expanded access to abortion and contraception, and affordable child care. Clinton, to her great credit, has detailed policy proposals on nearly every point on the feminist wish list, and she has tried mightily to keep the focus and the discussion on what she’s proposing to do as President.

    Americans keep getting distracted, though, by the many men waiving their proverbial, and sometimes actual, things in our faces.

    Gendered insults we were expecting. “Look, a penis!” we were not.

    That whole piece is impressive (like my penis).

    1. …that she’s angry or unstable because it’s that time of the month

      How old is she? She still has periods? (It’s probably that stoopid Weiner’s fault.)

      1. Yeah, it’s been a very long time since that was an issue.

    2. That whole piece is impressive (like my penis).

      Malformed, poorly thought-out, useless, and bent sharply to the left?

      1. You know, it’s really awful of you to take pot shots and make light of Monte Crusto’s disability. He’s overcome so much, what with his phobias of bananas and cucumbers. He really has come a long way.

        1. It’s not my fault it’s his Facebook profile picture.

      2. I see you’ve spent time on ratemypenis.com.

        1. Nah, but your doctor gets drunk and won’t stop talking about it.

          1. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And him.

            1. You should probably find a primary care physician who DOESN’T think “HIPAA” is an African animal.

              1. What? It isn’t?! I’ve been doing this all wrong…

      3. Boom. Roasted.

    3. Americans keep getting distracted, though, by the many men waiving their proverbial, and sometimes actual, things in our faces.

      Or maybe larger numbers of people are getting fed up with the “more free shit” crowd and the demonization of men, and are sick of being told to just shut up and pay for it.

    4. “If there’s one lesson to draw from this historic election, it’s that even women a hair away from the most powerful position in the world can still see themselves quickly derailed by badly behaved men.”

      I find it hilarious that the same feminist who Will crucify anyone who even suggests that women are not equal of man are the first to suggest that men have this miraculous power to hold women back, and that women are powerless against it.

      It could never be that anything is Hillary’s fault. It’s because of what men did to her.

      Of course, if anyone were to ask how she could stand up to Vladimir Putin or to ISIS if she cannot overcome Anthony Weiner, well, that would make one a sexist.

    5. “weaker on defense”? Who the fuck says that? Even Trump is saying we don’t need to be in every fucking middle east shit hole.

      “Unstable because its that time of the month”? Are you kidding, she is probably 15 years past menopause.

      Clothes? Remember all that bullshit about Alpha males and ties (Naomi Klein? and Al Gore)

      Abortion? Every fucking Democrat (male and female) harps on abortion. (And actually, every survey I have seen say that women actually lean more “pro-life” than men do.)

      Oh, and waving their things in our faces? You mean like Weiner? (Huma’s husband and proud liberal Democrat)

    6. “suggestions she would be weaker on defense because she’s female”

      Has anyone actually claimed the warmonger would be “weak” on defense?? The only argument I can think of to even try to argue that is she will be so caught up in going on the offense we might not have enough troops to play defense.

      1. Weak on defense, strong on offense.

        1. The best defense is a good offense.

          /Some football coach

      2. It may be part of her gun control strategery. Send all the actual troops and National Guard out to fight wars in other countries, then make sure an invasion of some sort happens. All the gun nuts start guerrilla campaigns, and by war’s end, get rounded up to be imprisoned for their illegal weapons.

    7. issues that matter to women and have been long neglected by a male-dominated political class ? things like paid parental leave, expanded access to abortion and contraception, and affordable child care.

      IOW, goodies. (we all know what “access” means nowadays)

  26. William Weld Endorse Hitlery Kkklinton, Again

    A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for pestilence, famine, war and death.

    1. Weld apparently felt bad for Wayne Allyn Root and decided to try to supplant him as the worst LP Vice Presidential candidate ever.

    2. Weld came into contact with actual libertarians during the campaign and scrambled for the comfort of the establishment.

      1. IOW, he read the comments here.

        1. GayJay should be forced to read the comments here. His response would be ‘But… did you guys know I have a nickname? Can I tell you what it is?’. Arrggggg!!!

          How many here now think that McAffee would have been better? Petersen? My cat?

          1. All of the above.

    3. Still sad that GJ never came to your soccer games when you were a kid? Don’t worry, I’m sure it was entirely your fault.

    4. I’ve been the biggest (only) Libertarian supporter on this site for months now, and I’m obviously still voting for Johnson, but HOLY SHIT FUCK WELD. This next week of being shackled to this piece of shit is going to be the longest week of my life. And I was in Sadr City for the surge.

      1. Angling hard for that ambassadorship, isn’t he?

      2. You’re not the only LP supporter on this site and I share your sentiment.

        For the first time this year, I actually did more than write a few dues checks: I went to the county convention, the state convention, and campaigned at LP events. Early on, I thought Johnson was a great candidate. Then, the Fox News debate, and a week later the debate at the Texas LP convention. After that I thought he was a marginally acceptable candidate, but the best of the contenders. Now I realize that he has punked the LP. We’d be better off with crazy guy who wears a boot on his head.

        1. This last deal with Weld was my breaking point. I’m voting Trump out of spite and rage. Well, mostly. Living in a very blue state I see a vote for Trump as a direct repudiation of Progressivism, “social justice”, and the Dem stranglehold on my state.

          I’m not happy about it. At first I was positive on Johnson, but starting with Aleppo it became more of a case of holding my nose to try to support the LP and get some national traction. Now, it’s just too much. I’m honestly pretty tired of the Libertarian Party running retread Republicans in the national. I think at this point it should concentrate solely on targeting local races with Libertarians who could win.

          1. I’m not happy about it.

            Then why do it? The only person that cares about your vote is you. No one will see your “repudiation.”

        2. I went to the county convention, the state convention, and campaigned at LP events.

          Good for you. Unlike the people who say they’ll no longer vote LP to ‘punish’ the party and stop them from nominating this kind of ticket again, you’ll be able to actually do something about it.

    5. I, for one, welcome our new Lords of the Apocalypse, though I prefer SMOD or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

  27. I recently re-watched The Last Picture Show. The trailer doesn’t do this film any justice – just a beautiful movie, one the best I’ve ever seen even though it has a tendency to make me cry man mist. Also a young Cybil Shepard…

    And last night I watched The Prey which is a French action-thriller with a serial killer twist. I recommend watching it with subtitles since the overdubs are pretty bad. Anyway – graphic fight scenes and some great stunts.

    1. The Last Picture Show is a terrific movie. One of my favorites.

    2. Call me crazy, but Cloris Leachman wasn’t a bad lookin’ lady in the day. Not a conventional beauty, maybe more of what you sometimes hear referred to as a “handsome woman”.

      1. Would have, wood have.

      2. Does the fact she was 45 years old in The Last Picture Show, and almost 50 doing Phyllis mean anything?

        When she was younger, she had a Patricia Neal thing going on.

        She gave Mary Tyler Moore a run for her money on the MTM show, and she was ten years older.

  28. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are nearly tied

    How about literally tying them together from here on out? Huma could be in there, too.

    1. Wasn’t there a reality TV show like that a while back?

      1. ‘Help, I am Shackled to a Celebrity?”

    2. Human centipede

    3. And if the election ends in a tie, do we go into overtime? Or do we use penalty shots to decide the winner?

      1. I hope that they’re Lee Harvey Oswald-type shots. Or tequila.

      2. Sudden death — first one to go out and find another person to vote for them (who didn’t vote before) wins.

        1. That might make a good reality show.

    4. Tie them together, attach a cinderblock, cruise out into international waters, and shove them over the side

  29. Minnesoda schools are urinated off at smart kids

    While taking the classes in high school can save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition, the state student aid money that would normally go to the high school goes to the college instead. In Fulda, the district could lose as much as $6,174 for a PSEO student who takes no high school classes.

    Kids who are taking college courses in high school are being kicked out of the school while they take those classes because the school doesn’t get any funding for those classes.

    1. Consider it an offset for the revenue the college loses by not putting those students through remedial courses to make up for their shitty public high school educations.

    2. Blah blah blah think of the children blah blah blah.

      1. What is infuriating is that no one asks if maybe having kids in small towns do online college course work might not be the most cost effective way of educating them.

        It isn’t like the internet has lowered the costs (or even offered them for the first time ever) for any other services for rural areas. I know when I was a kid growing up in the sticks, I was so happy with my choices of music or whatever movie was showing at the one theater (2nd run) in town.

        I also had to sit through a bunch of shitty classes taught by shitty teachers. I might not have been the truant I was if I could have gone to challenging classes.

    3. Even though it was buried way down in the story, I like this guy:

      “What’s going on is tragic,” said Joe Nathan, head of the Center for School Change, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that works to increase student achievement.

      “I think, unfortunately, we have some educators in the state who have forgotten that the system is supposed to serve the student.”

      1. “I think, unfortunately, we have some educators in the state who have forgotten that the system is supposed to serve the student.”

        Not until the students start paying dues to the teacher’s union.

        1. Or putting out.

        2. All government onstitutions eventually bend to serve the bureaucracy.

    4. It’s all for the children…until it isn’t.

    5. OK, if the kid isn’t taking any high school classes, why should the high school get any funding for xim?

    6. But … they aren’t taking high school classes, you retards! You are not losing money, unless you are admitting it doesn’t actually cost anything to educate a student, and it’s 100% overhead!

  30. “An AP investigation found around 1,000 U.S. police officers who lost their badges over a six-year period for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, child pornography possession, and other forms of sexual misconduct.”

    “Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were fatally shot…”

    Sounds like a future Grisham novel.

    1. “Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were fatally shot…”

      This shit is not supposed to happen in Iowa.

      1. There are shootings here on a fairly regular basis, just not of cops.

    2. That’s about 150 a year, out of a population of 1mm LEOs, or .015%

    3. Just the tip… of the umm… iceberg.

  31. Blessed are…

    The Cheesemonger

    The federal government proposes to buy a small mountain of cheese from America’s dairy farmers, valued at $20 million. It does not have any particular use for all that cheddar, most of which will end up in food banks or quietly sent to a landfill.

    Rather, it ? we, taxpayers ? is buying a mountain of cheese because America’s dairy farmers are not very good at some parts of their job, especially the part about planning for the future.

    1. …or quietly sent to a landfill.

      Wasting cheese. How incompetent does an organization have to be to waste cheese?

      1. Hundreds of millions of dollars in asbestos-contaminated mobile homes incompetent.

    2. America’s dairy farmers are not very good at some parts of their job, especially the part about planning for the future.

      Evidently they are, as they know Uncle Sugar will buy up any excess product no matter the market demand.

    3. But is it really the dairy farmers, or are there also government regulations and quotas in play?

    4. +1 Archibald Snatcher

  32. MNsure off to rough start, Dayton says robocallers tied up lines

    Gov. Mumbles claims that robocallers fucked up the phone lines. He hasn’t called them Russians yet. But I’m sure that he will soon.

    He also didn’t explain how robocallers fucked up the web site.

    1. Persistent lying and brain injuries are a bad combination. Makes it hard to keep track of all the lies and to realize when you telling an easily disprovable fib.

    2. Wasn’t she the one wearing the Yankees baseball cap? I think I saw pics of her, so I don’t know how you can say she was lying.

      1. Yeah, like she’s a Yankees fan. Yeh, yeh, she did it for ‘solidarity’. Bull shit.

        Know what I distinctly remember? Giuliani being everywhere. The streets, giving updates to citizens, at Yankees games…he was the face of NYC and acted like a Mayor and leader should.

  33. Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were fatally shot Wednesday in separate “ambush-style attacks,” according to the Des Moines Police Department. The suspect is still at large.

    I’m going to need to see their arrest record complaint history before I can say if it’s a good shoot or not.

    1. They were probably shot by a white guy, so move along, there’s nothing to see.

      1. Probably was a white guy, but I’m betting that all 13 black guys living in Iowa are getting hassled real bad today.

      2. “The slain officers were found with loaded firearms in the car and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. One officer was described as large for his age.”

        1. no way somebody wrote large for his age.

          1. +1 micropenis. He was very old.

      3. From http://www.washingtonpost.com (the link is too long and I am too lazy to fix the problem)

        Authorities on Wednesday morning named Scott Michael Greene, 46, as the suspect in the shootings that killed the officers from Des Moines and nearby Urbandale.

        . . .

        A video uploaded to YouTube last month by an account named Scott Greene was titled “Police Abuse, Civil Rights Violation at Urbandale High School” and appeared to show the person recording the footage arguing with police officers asking him to leave the area.

        In the video, the man recording the footage told an officer he was assaulted and almost mugged while “peacefully protesting.” An officer is later seen explaining that the Confederate battle flag he was waving violated the school’s code.

        “In the current social climate that we’re in, when you fly a confederate flag standing in front of several African American people, that’s going to cause a disturbance,” the officer said. As a result, the officer said, this man was no longer allowed on the school’s property. Another officer later identifies the person recording the footage as Scott Greene.

        Clearly a Trump Supporter. {See photo of white dude}

      4. The suspect in question is white, yes.

  34. Philippines’ Duterte rails at U.S. ‘monkeys’ for halting gun sale

    “Look at these monkeys, the 26,000 firearms we wanted to buy, they don’t want to sell,” Duterte said during a televised speech. “Son of a bitch, we have many home-made guns here. These American fools.”

    Why, the man is practically *Trump*.

    1. “Our collection of homemade guns is yuge. So many homemade guns, you’ll get bored of homemade guns.”

    2. I’m starting to like this guy.
      Sure he’s another murderous politician, but he’s got that gift of gab.

    3. I’m pretty certain they just are making 1911s with ease. It sounds like they just need a license for CZ 75s and they should be all set for hand guns. Also getting into the AK or AR business would not be particularly hard for their manufacturers.

      Above that I’m sure China or Russia will be glad to sell them shoulder mounted missles, and other assorted implements of destruction.

      1. Heck, a Sten gun or a Grease gun would be a piece of cake for any machinist.

    4. This guy is an idiot.

      A donation to the Clinto Family slush fund would hsve paved the way for him to purchase the washington Monument if he had wanted it.

  35. Tsunami balls almost ready

    With the Big One just days, weeks, months or years away, a new invention could help protect those living along the Oregon coast, and it’s called the “Tsunami ball.”

    Six years ago while vacationing on the Oregon coast, engineer Julian Sharpe came up with the idea for his Survival Capsule. It tethers to the ground and rises and falls with the water. They’re designed to handle large impacts, fire and other tsunami-related damage, Sharpe said.

      1. Those will be useful if the people that live there ever have their Balls to the Wall.

  36. I’m not a big believer in polls but that Post-ABC poll seems particularly shitty. The LA Times poll appeas to be far bigger and more scientific – and has Trump way ahead. I’m starting to think Trump might win by a rig-proof majority next week.

    http://graphics.latimes.com/us…..dashboard/

    1. I figure if the WaPo/ABC poll shows Trump ahead by 1, he’s probably really ahead by about 5 or 6.

      1. The most accurate poll in recent presidential elections has been the IBD/TIPP and it shows them tied.

        But,

        the poll has been creeping more towards Trump every single day. I expect it could show a Trump lead soon.

    2. Er… the LA Times poll is not known for being a particularly good one.

    3. I was looking at the electoral map, and it’s become increasingly obvious why the Dems want to implement amnesty–if they can turn Texas blue, they’d have an insurmountable electoral college lead given current population settlement. California’s a one-party state at this point, and Illinois and New York are dominated by Chicago and NYC so those states will always vote Democrat short of a Depression-level event under a Democrat administration. Between those three states, that’s 122 electoral votes. Unless the Republican candidate managed to sweep out the upper Midwest–unlikely given Minnesota and Michigan’s history–they’re hosed every four years.

  37. US Muslims cringe at how presidential nominees portray them

    Many Muslim Americans cringe at the way they have been portrayed by candidates during the presidential campaign ? either as potential terrorists or as eyes and ears who can help the government’s counterterrorism efforts.

    Those descriptions, offered by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, respectively, are troubling to Muslims who complain they are being pigeonholed and their concerns on other issues ignored.

    “I think that there is some level of dismissiveness about Arab-Americans and American Muslims that allows candidates to talk about us, not really to us,” said Omar Baddar, a political analyst and media producer based in Washington.

    Chaumtoli Huq, a lawyer from the New York City suburb of Yonkers, agreed.

    “We’re not able to talk about issues that impact us as citizens ? education, jobs, things that any other voter would care about,” she said. “It’s a really demoralizing way to be seen to be part of this country.”

    You aren’t people, you’re Muslims – you can’t have it both ways.

    1. THERE’S NO NUANCE TO BE FOUND IN ALWAYS BLOWING YOURSELVES UP.

      (Nailed it.)

  38. Armed migrants fight running battles in the French capital

    The area around Stalingrad (wtf? – LH) Metro station was turned into a refugee battleground as rival gangs of migrants set upon each other in shocking scenes of violence.

    Asylum seekers wearing hooded tops wielded makeshift clubs fashioned from lengths of wood which they used to bludgeon each other as horrified pedestrians looked on.

    The once peaceful neighbourhood, in Paris’ 10th Arrondissement, used to be a popular area with tourists, boasting a lively nightlife scene bustling with restaurants and bars.

    But worried residents have revealed how it has become a no go zone in recent weeks following the establishment of the refugee camp, which has brought squalor and violence.

    Thousands of migrants ? mostly from Sudan, Libya, Afghanistan, and Eritrea ? have pitched tents under the Metro station after the demolition of the Jungle hampered their attempts to reach Britain.

    Cytotoxic run out of room in his basement?

    1. Who knows? His mom is apparently still restricting his internet access.

      1. “Armed migrants fight running battles in the French capital”

        They would be better assimilated if the French would teach them to fight while running backwards.

        *Boom/nailed it/roasted

    2. Stalingrad Metro Station? Jesus fucking Christ France. It’s no wonder that diversity is your strength lately.

      1. France has several places named Stalingrad after the battle, not out of any great communist sympathy. There is a Franklin D. Roosevelt station on the Paris metro. There is also one named for (King) George V in appreciation of the United Kingdom’s support for France during World War I.

        Paris has streets named for Benjamin Franklin and Presidents Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt

        My aunt lived on Blvd Stalingrad in Nice for some time.

    3. Stalingrad, huh? Well, all the French have to do is wait out the winter and it’ll all sort itself out.

  39. Or at least what might be her emails. We don’t know, because the FBI has no idea if previously unread Clinton emails are on the laptop they seized from the Weiner household. But “emails” plus “Hillary” strike at Clinton’s soft spot: the public perception that she’s not trustworthy, and that despite being cleared of wrongdoing by the FBI she must still be hiding something. And so now, after holding a strong lead over Trump, Clinton’s candidacy is again endangered.

    The intellectual powerhouse called Time. This is some lunatic bullshit. First off, Clinton’s trustworthiness is an issue because she sought to hide State Department business from public scrutiny, not because Republicans or Comey committed the indiscretion of bringing it up. Remind me why I am obligated to repose my trust in the care of someone this opaque about her dealings. Oh, right, because tits. And somehow it makes me the sexist to call this lying cretin a liar, but it’s not sexist to hold her to a much lower standard than the author would any man. Idiot.

    1. And of course the FBI never cleared Hillary of wrongdoing, Comey actually gave a list of her wrongdoing and then declined to recommend prosecution.

      1. Exactly. What a plop of odiferous bullshit to call a clearly political con-job “exonerating.”

  40. Ranch dressing is what’s wrong with America

    Apparently ranch dressing is “going to destroy the planet and starve the global poor”.

    1. Meh. Wait for the ranch cross-dressing.

      1. Vinegar and Bleu Cheese?

    2. something something from my cold, dead hands

    3. *adds ranch to shopping list*

      1. I’m over here, applauding.

    4. One of the true horrors of moving to the Midwest was the pervasiveness of that white slime. People even dip pizza in it. The stupid Midwestern “cut into squares” pizza.

      I hope that the glaciers return and wipe out all life here.

      1. The stupid Midwestern “cut into squares” pizza.

        Tavern-cut pizza is an abomination. And I live in the epicenter in Ohio. My parents still live in Pa, so I can go there to get real pizza every once in awhile.

        1. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

      2. I remember the first time I visited my wife’s family back in Indiana. They got “pizza” and I was like “what the fuck is this shit?”

      3. When you go to an Italian bakery and order fresh pizza, it’s made on a square pan and you go home and cut it into square pieces.

        Midwesterners know.

        1. Going to the Italians for your pizza is the first mistake.

      4. I live in Kansas now, and at least that abomination that Chicagoans refer to as “pizza” isn’t the only choice here.

      5. The stupid Midwestern “cut into squares” pizza.

        I dunno about “midwestern”… in New England in the 60s/70s that’s the only cut you could get… on a large pizza, at least.

      6. (((Renegade))) I understand you don’t like square cut thin St. Louis style pizza. It’s exactly what a deep dish lover would say.

    5. That’s why the U.S. just bought millions in milk products.

    6. ” The current ethos is something like this: The more lowbrow a dish is, the more drenched in fat a dish is, the better.”

      Um, isn’t that the entirety of French Cuisine and it’s love of butter?

    7. Ahem.

      “Ben Adler is a staff writer at Grist, where he covers environmental politics and policy, with a focus on climate change, energy and urban planning.”

      Ben Adler sounds like an annoying sack of shit.

  41. Duke University started a similar program this semester for male students to reflect on topics such as patriarchy, male privilege, rape culture, pornography, machismo and “the language of dominance,” Fox News reported.

    I thought they already had a lacrosse team.

    1. [golf lacrosse clap]

    1. Farage/Hannan 2020

      1. Speaking of Farage, Mark Steyn had a nice bit of praise for the man:

        In the wake of Brexit, I found myself thinking of my old Munk debate partner Nigel Farage. Nigel has never held high office: he will never be Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer or anything else. But he has accomplished more than anybody who has held those offices in the last quarter-century. Twenty years ago, he set out to reverse the principal thrust of post-war British policy (foreign and domestic) – and he did. Whether you agree with it or not, that’s an accomplishment; that’s a reason to go into politics.

        1. My respect for Farage went up when he quit after accomplishing his goals.

        2. and speaking – once again – of Farage:

          Hope and Glory: The Somme centenary

          Merrick and Ben joined Nigel Farage on a tour of the Somme battlefield in late September 2016. The MEP has held a near life long passion for the Great War and provided a thoughtful and emotive tour.

  42. Kids who are taking college courses in high school are being kicked out of the school while they take those classes because the school doesn’t get any funding for those classes.

    It’s not about the money!

  43. Ugh – my 70-something co-worker has decided to start wearing lots and lots of cologne / aftershave. Now half the office smells, and my nose is running.

    1. It’s “Grey Flannel”, isn’t it? That stuff is *toxic*.

    2. Probably better than what they are covering up.

    3. Nothing a punch to the throat won’t fix.

  44. “An AP investigation found around 1,000 U.S. police officers who lost their badges over a six-year period for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, child pornography possession, and other forms of sexual misconduct.”

    I’m, not one to defend cops but that really isn’t all that many.

    That works out to about 160 a year and depending on exactly what you qualify as a police officer there are somewhere between 800,000 and 1,000,000 cops in the US so that is only working out to about 0.16%

    1. But we’re talking about badges lost in a profession famous for protecting itself at any cost.

    2. Keep in mind, that’s how many lost their badges. You know how hard it is for a LEO to lose his badge? That’s like the death sentence for a cop. A thousand cops were executed for sexual misconduct. Compare that to how many citizens were executed for murder. Not very many, is it?

      (And note, that’s how many lost their badge. How many lost their LEO certification, meaning they didn’t just go get another job as a cop in the next county over?)

      1. Yes I know the problem is almost certainly an order of magnitude larger than that. I’m just pointing out the fallacy of large numbers prevalent in so many news headlines.

        1000 cops losing their badges over sexual misconduct in a year is a lot, 1000 doing so in 6 years isn’t

  45. Har!

    Deplorable Jojoh888
    Under the same logic, if the FBI is investigating you, you shouldn’t run for president nor win.

    Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton
    If the FBI is watching you for suspected terrorist links, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked.

    Tweet

  46. ?Two Des Moines, Iowa, police officers were fatally shot Wednesday in separate “ambush-style attacks,” according to the Des Moines Police Department. The suspect is still at large.

    ?An AP investigation found around 1,000 U.S. police officers who lost their badges over a six-year period for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, child pornography possession, and other forms of sexual misconduct.

    So which side’s winning the war? “You rape one 500 of ours, we kill one of yours” – is that how it works? Sounds like there’s a lot of room for escalation there before you start calling it a balanced fight.

    Revolution’s an ugly thing, folks. 150 years ago we had one and a population-adjusted 6 million people lost their lives, a lot of them innocent lives, a lot of them fighting on the side of the angels.

      1. *Distances himself*

        Wait a second. I’m far enough away. You tell ‘me Jerry!

      2. I’m pretty sure I’ve been on a list since about 1978. The Omni subscription made me a weirdo, the Reason and the Freeman and the Review of the News subscriptions marked me as a dangerous weirdo.

        1. Did anyone else ever read Fortean Times? That was a fun mag. My brother had a subscription and passed me down his old copies.

          1. NERD!!! /ogre

        2. In my time I’ve subscribed to Omni and some Ayn Rand newsletter thingy.

          I can’t believe I’m still walking around free.

  47. Something tells me I’ll see the Morning Joke nodders nodding sagely at the marvelously insightful analysis of the Time ragazine Clinton piece, should I choose to look.

  48. I hope that the glaciers return and wipe out all life here

    Too slow. I want cataclysmic violence and mayhem. A meteor strike, or the Yellowstone Caldera, at least.

    1. I don’t know – an extinction-level meteor strike or volcanic eruption might be too quick and painless. Something like a global reduction in CO2 leading to a new ice age that wipes out Mankind is probably the sort of joke even the gods would die laughing at.

  49. So, I had a date last night with this guy with an awesome RKBA tattoo (rare among gays, even in the South), who made a joke about “safe spaces.” We had a great convo about having to be in the closet as a non-prog when you’re gay.

      1. Branching out?

        1. Crusty doesn’t limit himself. It is known.

    1. Are you sure you didn’t misread his NKOTB tattoo?

  50. The Klu Klux Klan has officially endorsed Donald Trump

    Why not? Even white supremacists must worry about Mexican butt-rape.

  51. An AP investigation found around 1,000 U.S. police officers who lost their badges over a six-year period for rape, sodomy, sexual assault, child pornography possession, and other forms of sexual misconduct.

    Things that would land a regular person in prison, cops just lose their job for a little while at least. This is the source of the entire problem with police, listen up you BLM fuckwits. Cops should be held to at least the same criminal and civil standards as everyone else in society.

    1. I think the AP meant “Lost their cherries”.

  52. I had a date last night with this guy with an awesome RKBA tattoo (rare among gays, even in the South), who made a joke about “safe spaces.” We had a great convo about having to be in the closet as a non-prog when you’re gay.

    Nice.

    1. Yes. Thanks.

      1. Wait a bit before you tell him about HyR.

        1. Why, are we that mean?

        2. Sounds to me like someone who would be right at home.

  53. if the FBI is investigating you, you shouldn’t run for president nor win.

    That’s just nuts.

  54. From The Economist Espresso:

    Today the OECD’s extravagantly named Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes will meet, and the hot topic will surely be Panama. As pressure on tax havens intensified following the global financial crisis, the Central American minnow remained obstinate; the Panama Papers, revealing all manner of shenanigans at shell companies set up by Panamanian lawyers, brought more pressure. Cowed by the resulting furore, the country recently signed the OECD’s international convention on free exchange of financial information. Next up: the G20’s 2017-18 deadline for compliance with rules on sharing data on financial clients. The possibility of blacklisting looms: the G20’s promise of “defensive measures” against holdouts should focus minds in the few countries still dragging their feet, including the Bahamas and the United Arab Emirates. Tax-dodgers are cunning types, but the nooks in which undeclared loot can be stashed grow fewer.

    Dammit

  55. This guy is fucking priceless:

    Frank Bruni LOL

    “Over so many of her travails hangs a cloud of testosterone.”

    You know, because Hillary is like a piece of salmon on a plate with cucumber and dill.

    1. I wonder if Trump wins, the Left will suddenly decide that issues matter again.

      1. Return of the war protesters? I think we can count on it.

  56. It’s Ku Klux Klan.

    Ku, not Klu.

  57. I broke down and clicked on that Time link. Just what I expected.

    Yet here we are, in an election of historic feminist significance, and we aren’t talking about the hard-earned power of a groundbreaking woman. Instead, the hard-ons of has-been men and the hard heads of quietly powerful ones might just screw Clinton’s shot at the White House.

    That poor vagina. How can those dastardly men be so mean to it?

    1. hard-earned power of a groundbreaking woman.

      Hard-earned? The fuck is he talking about? She got where she is by riding the coattails of a serial sexual assaulter and rapist while covering for his crimes and smearing his victims. Quite a feminist icon, oh yeah!

      1. She spent four years in State as a traveling saleswoman for the Clit Foundation. Why do you think she looks so haggard?

  58. Many of my Japanese coworkers and friends have seen the news on Hillary’s FBI troubles that erupted on Friday. They think Trump is a lunatic and not very Zen. The question they’ve been asking me is, “Is anybody else running?”
    GADDAMMIT GARY!

    1. Well, to be fair. Gary does run…in triathlons.

      1. He’d probably do the swimming last.

  59. Here’s why it’s tempting to vote against ‘legalizing’ weed:

    “Oakland adds roadblock for entrepreneurs seeking pot permits”
    […]
    “a controversial plan to require every cannabis business to hand over 25 percent of its profits and at least one seat on its board of directors to the city in exchange for a permit to operate.
    […]
    it would require the city to donate a third of the revenue to three community job-training programs run by politically connected people.”
    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/…..463682.php

    So the scumbags want their re-election campaigns funded by dope buyers.

  60. And I can’t link the piece, but there was a blatant call for vag-solidarity in the Editorial pages.
    The woman flat-out admitted Clinton is a crook, but it proves to young girls that they can be successful crooks, too, so it’s all good.

      1. Actually, I take it back. At least it’s honest. A lot of feminists like to decry the whole pussy-on-pedestal treatment while adamantly insisting it be preserved. By their warped mentality it’s sexist to point out Clinton’s flagrant dishonesty, not because she’s not dishonest but because vagina.

        1. CNN had a piece this morning where they were asking a group of colored women women of color whether they admired Obama or Hillary more. Most of them vacillated a bit before admitting color of their skin trumped content of their crotches. Except one Hispanic woman who said she admired Hillary for being a cunt more than she admired Obama for being a bitch. (That may be a slight paraphrase of what she said, but I think the meaning was pretty clear.) I was sure they would follow up that piece with a bit where they surveyed a group of white males to see which white male cadidate they preferred, but no such luck.

    1. I am surprised they are actually profitable.

      1. I thought they had negative profits, which would make a 95% decline very good news.

  61. Ruger says gun sales are booming

    Warning: auto-play video

    A major manufacturer says gun sales are surging.

    Sturm, Ruger (RGR) reported that sales jumped by a third, to $161.4 million, in the quarter ended Oct. 1 compared with the same period last year. Earnings rose 66%.

    The company said late Tuesday that sales are up across the industry, based on FBI data on background checks, which tend to rise and fall along with sales.

    Sturm, Ruger also credited the introduction of new gun models, including an AR-15 semiautomatic military rifle called the AR-556 and compact semiautomatic pistols called the LCP II and the LC9.

    Both those types of gun have been popular in recent years. Compact pistols are favored for self-protection because they’re suitable for concealed carry. AR-15s and other so-called assault rifles have sold well because gun enthusiasts fear more gun control restrictions, especially if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

    1. I’d like to shoot their SR762. Been on my shortlist.

      speaking of ze Germans. Walther came out with a budget model 9MM called “The Creed” or maybe just Creed. MSRP is $399. haven’t seen it anywhere yet.

  62. Just looking at my change and I saw a somewhat corroded-looking quarter – a closer inspection showed a “Shawnee” and an “Illinois” and a “2016” on the back. Turns out it’s a “National Parks” quarter, first I’ve heard of these but it’s apparently the 31st of the series. My question is what the hell are they making quarters out of these days that a brand-new quarter was so old-looking it drew my attention because I thought it might be a pre-1964 silver quarter? Is China manufacturing these things, making them out of pot metal or something?

    1. somewhat corroded-looking quarter – a closer inspection showed a “Shawnee” and an “Illinois” and a “2016” on the back.

      Good enough for government work!

  63. TIL that wearing a nameplate necklace will hurt your job prospects. Who knew?

    1. Well, if you’re wearing a 5-pound gold “JUICE!” around your neck, somebody might misinterpret that.

  64. I just got to hear my first political ad on Spotify (one of the few streaming services my job allows). Hillary ad using the Trump pussy comments.

      1. I don’t know – I immediately muted since political ads annoy me to no end.

    1. On TV, that ad shows a bunch of kids glued to the screen and the caption “your children are watching”. I laffed.

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