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  1. On Armistice Day??? President Trump is going to close Reason down.

    1. Squirrels will do it for him.

    2. Hello.

  2. Trump’s cabinet is going to be … interesting.

    Keep your puke buckets handy.

    1. It’s going to be fucktacular.

      1. Retread Neocons slither back in to the party after puking behind the sofa.

        1. Retread Neocons would be an okay name for a band.

    2. They should all have private email servers.
      For the lulz

      1. Well, it’s legal now isn’t it? ^_-

    3. A mother jones article projects cabinet picks? The media is so desperate to scare up attention.

      I voted for Gary, but I’m glad the standard-bearer for corrupt politics lost. I am not looking forward to having big govt Donald and his authoritarian friends run the country. That’s why I voted for Gary.

    4. Don’t bother clicking. It is just a bunch of speculation by hack media.

      1. You see, it’s that precise lack of respect for the Media that gave us Donald Trump.

        1. They earned it. I literally got my election news from 3 or 4 podcasts and it was wildly more accurate than anything from any of the press. I hope that will be the way of the future, and I’d like find out that an unemployed Wolf Blitzer is forced to make a living as a lot lizard.

      2. I had a feeling that this train would not reach the station on election day. The “speculation by hack media” is going to continue unabated up through inauguration day and beyond

    5. Christie’s interesting.In a Himmler kind of way.

      1. Fuck that fat-assed Statist prick.

        1. He should DIAF, Except that would cause an east coast conflagration.

    6. That link is just speculation from Mother Jones.

  3. Trump’s cabinet is going to be … interesting.

    Hopefully he hires them Apprentice style.

    1. That is the headline of the year.

    2. Mr Trump . . . beat off strong competition

      PHRASING!

    3. FTA: “Mr Trump is half Scottish – his mother Mary MacLeod.”

      There can be only one!!!!

    1. *slap!*

      Enjoying our election festivities, ifh?

      1. *slap!”

      2. *slap!*

        Oh most definitely Rich! It gets a lot of coverage here, some people throw election parties etc etc. Everyone has an opinion here, mostly a stupid one. On a more serious policy level, as a US ally, and a country with a serious devotion to free trade combined with a lot of trade with China, we are naturally a bit concerned by your choice and will be watching Trump carefully.

        BTW Reason has helped me – I have gotten brownie points from soi-disant experts in US politics by knowing my GayJay from my McMullin. Cheap laughs have already been had by quoting that classic line, “Your tears are delicious and your party will die.”

        1. Australia is great. Would like to visit some time. Been listening to alot of Dick Diver, Eddy Current suppression Ring, UV Race and the ilk. Seem like good blokes.

          1. Just be cognizant of the fact that everything in Australia wants to kill you.

          2. Pencii Neck Geek.

    2. The Ottawa Citizen and Southam News wish to apologize for our apology to Mark Steyn, published Oct. 22. In correcting the incorrect statements about Mr. Steyn published Oct. 15, we incorrectly published the incorrect correction. We accept and regret that our initial regrets were unacceptable and we apologize to Mr. Steyn for any distress caused by our previous apology.

      /cue credits flashing in psychedelic colors and mariachi music

        1. That was the first thing I pictured as well.

  4. Are white women really just the worst?

    No booty on a one of them.

    1. That’s why God invented yoga pants.

      1. Fake, but I’m not complaining

        1. Fake? You sure?

          I will be investigating this the rest of the day.

          *Pulls magnifying glass out of desk drawer, rubs chin, puts magnifying glass back in the drawer*

          1. That is NOT your chin.

            1. The resemblance is striking

          2. rubs chin

            whatever works for you…

    2. No booty on a one of them.

      My voluminous library of Pawg linx disagrees.

    3. But which demographic has all the redheads? That’s right, the white chicks.

    4. I gots a white girl with a booty.

    1. They weren’t playing left handed. SMDH.

    2. THAT IS NOT A METAL BAND. Death to the false.

  5. The New Yorker looks at Trump’s potential policy on Syria.

    “It’s going to be a big, beautiful civil war.”

    1. In other words, The New Yorker makes shit up.

    2. Build a bunch of casinos, invite everyone in to gamble for free, blow up casinos.

    3. “The biggest, most luxurious civil war ever.”

  6. We can now grow ears on arms.

    Adds a level of literalness when I tell people to speak into the microphones that are my fists.

    1. +1 Talk to the hand.

  7. Sex and dentistry: I made a fellatio prosthetic for my mouth
    Dentist-turned-artist Kuang-Yi Ku wants to change the way we think about medicine ? and our mouths ? with custom sex prosthetics.

    1. Custom Sex Prosthetics would be a pretty good name for a band.

      1. The debut album could be titled “Grab Em by the Pussy”

        1. Exactly.

          “This job really sucks!”

          1. Stepped on your joke. *Takes another hit of laughing gas*

  8. Leprosy Surprise: Medieval Scourge Is Lurking In British Squirrels

    The disease, which causes nerve damage and skin ulcers, likely originated in Africa ? tens of thousands of years ago. Migrated to Asia and Europe as people did. Then moved to the Americas and back to Africa with colonists and the slave trade.

    But it was during the Middle Ages that leprosy really took off in Europe. Famous people got it. Rich people got it. By 1225 A.D. there were 19,000 leprosy hospitals on the continent.

    Then around the 16th century, leprosy virtually disappeared from Europe. Great Britain hasn’t had a case in centuries; people thought it was gone there. Eradicated.

    But in fact, leprosy never left the island. Instead, the bacteria have been lurking in trees. Scurrying along the ground. And storing up nuts for the winter ? all undetected ? for hundreds of years.

    Red squirrels across England, Ireland and Scotland harbor leprosy bacteria, Cole and his colleagues report today in the journal Science.

    1. Do Reason’s server squirrels carry leprosy?

      1. Of course they do, JB. In a place with tentacly horrors and sasquatch rape would you expect anything less?

        1. STEVE SMITH AVOID RAPING OR EATING SQUIRRELZ. WE HAVE PACT.

    2. But it was during the Middle Ages that leprosy really took off in Europe. Famous people got it. Rich people got it.

      I am the 99%

    3. I have always heard that armadillos carry leprosy. Any truth in that? Also, wouldn’t leprosy be an easily treatable bacterial infection in modern times?

      1. Yes, it generally is.

    4. I have always heard that armadillos carry leprosy. Any truth in that? Also, wouldn’t leprosy be an easily treatable bacterial infection in modern times?

      1. Yes and yes.

    5. Leprosy Surprise

      Worst band name ever.

      1. Not a great phrase to hear from your doctor, either.

      2. Worst band name Chipotle menu item ever.

    6. Leprosy Surprise

      Sounds like something out of the Gallery of Regrettable Food

    7. I posted this yesterday. Try to keep up!

  9. We can now grow ears on arms.

    The Constitution says we have the right to ear arms.

    1. Maybe it was a bunch of cockneys who wrote the Consitution.

      1. And Bob’s your uncle!

    2. Paging Swiss!

  10. Are white women really just the worst?

    WHERE THE WHITE WOMEN AT

    1. NBA players don’t seem to mind the white wimminz.

  11. Are white women really just the worst?

    White women, if you knew what was good for you, you’d start digging up dirt on Comey.

  12. Is it too early to start drinking? Because after reading through my Facederp feed I feel like drinking.

    1. Mine is filled, not with angry Hillbot tears, but with, “I have sympathy for Trump supporters. They don’t know what they’re doing” type shit. They’ve gone from smug to shrill to angry to patronizing. Wonderful salespeople.

      1. Sounds like the progression from anger to acceptance. That sympathy thing is a coping mechanism so they can continue to feel smug even in defeat.

        1. Can we skip the Molotov cocktail stage?

          1. Since Putin is actually behind this hullaballoo as well, no. Dmitri Molotov’s Promethean gift to dissent shall light up the sky.

            1. I guess we won’t have to petition the candlestick maker then.

    2. Not enough salty ham tears there for you? Fill up a pitcher, and freeze the rest for a rainy day.

    3. I’m actually giving up drinking entirely for this very reason. The wailing and rending of cloths by my prog acquaintances is increasing and show no sign of letting up. This is best enjoyed completely sober and by letting them sacrifice their own livers in the process.

  13. Trump’s cabinet is going to be … interesting.

    Especially when he abolishes all those departmHAHAHAHAA!! Damn, couldn’t quite get it out!

    1. People keep hyperventilating to me that Trump is going to eliminate the EPA and the Department of Education on his first day in office, or something. I have to keep explaining that even if Trump wanted to do that, it would still require the consent of Congress. They usually squeal something back about “Executive Orders”, as if Executive Orders are some dictatorial loophole granted by the Constitution as opposed to authority ceded to the executive explicitly by Congress.

      I know civics classes are meant to be mostly patriotic indoctrination, but could they at least attempt to teach kids the basics?

      1. They usually squeal something back about “Executive Orders”, as if Executive Orders are some dictatorial loophole granted by the Constitution as opposed to authority ceded to the executive explicitly by Congress.

        Your response should be, “Well, you shouldn’t have let Obama get away with his ‘pen and phone’ schtick, then.”

  14. Protests against Trump went down across the country Thursday night, with one in Portland being declared a riot by police.

    Great idea! Show how you don’t respect democracy by also disrespecting property rights.

    1. Forget it, Joe, it’s Portlandtown.

      According to Chuck Pahlaniuk’s tour guide about the place, anarchists protested a visit by then-president Reagan by eating a bunch of potatoes that had been dyed red, white, and blue, and then making themselves throw up on the street. Unfortunately, their stomach acid reacted with the blue dye and turned it green, so it actually looked like they were mad about Italy.

      Both Reagan and Bush I referred to Portland as “Little Beirut.”

      1. I just think it’s funny that the top idea is always to smash someone else’s stuff. Very persuasive.

        1. Well, they are (commie) anarchists. It’s not like any of their crap is worth smashing.

          1. Your crap IS their crap. And vice versa. Workers own the means of production. They can destroy the means of production. Because they own them.

            1. ^deep

    2. Interesting how the Hillary shills were squealing about how the Trumpies were going to commit all sorts of violence if Donald didn’t win.

      It can’t be stated enough: the primary thought process on the left is projection.

      1. I love the smell of riots in the morning.
        Smells like…….. victory.

        Someday this butthurt is gonna end.

        *Sniffs, sighs, walks wistfully away

        1. Surf… or fight
          .

        2. The scary part is…. I don’t think the butthurt IS going to end.

          Don’t forget a significant number of lefties still complain about 2000.

      2. So *they* want to put *us* back in chains?

    3. Everything I always hear about the Portland police suggests they really are more thuggish than your average department. It really seems to go against how the rest of the city is portrayed. Do they import them from somewhere?

      1. They probably don’t have to: the police are probably drawn from that small segment of the populace that is pissed off with the foolishness of the majority but haven’t bothered to move to get away from it. If you were surrounded by insufferable Portlanders day in and day out you may be tempted towards thuggishness as well (doesn’t excuse it, just explains it).

  15. George Zimmerman continues to show his charm.

    Goddamn white people…SMH.

    1. According to Click Orlando, before Zimmerman left the bar, he said to the manager, “I didn’t know you were a [racial expletive] lover,” deputies said.

      Wonder which one?

      1. Wop?

        1. Wait, that’s not technically racist.

    2. I wonder how many people just troll the internet all day everyday for George Zimmerman news?

  16. Dog walker’s fury after coming across woman having sex with six men

    Darron Abbott, 51, was out with dog, Sam, when he stumbled across the orgy on Saturday morning.

    He said he was clearing up dog mess when a woman in a nearby car knocked on the window and beckoned him over.

    As he approached he noticed her top was undone with ‘everything hanging out’ as she ‘bounced up and down on the lap’ of another man.

    He said Garfit’s Park in Wyberton, Lincolnshire, where he saw it happening is popular with children.

    ‘The female in the car seemed to be very active on the man’s lap. Her top was up in the air and everything was hanging out. It does not take a genius to work out was going on.

    ‘You could see the woman in the front and she was bouncing up and down on a man’s knee. I made a rapid retreat.

    ‘It then became apparent that the silver Volkswagen parked next to the Audi was full of males. They seemed to be taking turns getting into the car with the woman.

    1. So the guy with the dog is upset about dogging?

    1. Je suis posted a compilation yesterday that included the first one. It included Obama doing a mike drop at how Trump would never be president, and people laughing at Ann Coulter for picking Donnie as the most likely candidate to win.

      1. UK bookmakers had Trump as a 3/1 underdog. I thought he’d lose, but if I could have, I’d have bet a chunk of change on that. Those odds were ridiculous.

        1. If I heard correctly, a $100 Brexit/Trump parlay paid out $6700.

          That would’ve been fun.

      2. What really gets me is how Troomp basically threw down his presidential gauntlet by declaring Obumbles a ‘furriner a la “BIRFER!”, gets Obumbles to produce a document, and still manages to become president.

        I remember Troomp from when I was kid, stirring up trouble and notoriety. It’s still incredible to me that he actually pulled it off.

        1. After toying with the idea of running under the Reform Party banner a few cycles ago, he was clever to run as a 3rd-party candidate within the banner of the duopoly. As one commentator put it, be defeated the Democrats and the Republicans, but he couldn’t have done it if he hadn’t run as one of them.

        2. Trump burns Obama via Obama (from Jimmy Kimmel show):

          ////He even had a retort for Donald Trump after reading a mean tweet from the Republican nominee that said, “President Obama will go down as the worst president in the history of the United States!”

          “Really?” Obama asked. “Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a President.”////

      3. STFU. Donnie.

    2. This pic from Clinton HQ is reminiscent of Laoco?n and His Sons. Truly a work for the ages. So evocative.

        1. “In Trump’s America, patriarchy smash YOU!”

        2. Good lord WTF is wrong with people. I don’t care which team your on or who wins – that is not the reaction of a normal person.

          1. You aren’t dealing with normal people; you’re dealing with political whores. (as opposed to actual whores, who are much more reputable, decent, and hard-working)

  17. The New Yorker looks at Trump’s potential policy on Syria.

    I suspect this will work for a lot of topics: it might be lot more time-efficient to look at what the people around him want to do about Syria

  18. Protests against Trump went down across the country Thursday night, with one in Portland being declared a riot by police.

    How long is this stuff going to last? Occupy Wall Street went on way longer than it should have.

  19. White evangelicalism is white nationalism.
    …So now white evangelicals were no longer in the morally indefensible position of explicitly defending segregation and white nationalist politics. Now they were able to regard and portray themselves as moral champions battling against Satanic baby-killers, just as earlier generations of segregationist, pro-slavery, white-nationalist white evangelicals regarded and portrayed themselves as moral champions battling against those who disrespected “the Bible.”

    Oddly, the political battle against the baby-killers has always been eerily congruent with and indistinguishable from the earlier political agenda of explicit white nationalism. Every vote against the baby-killers also conveniently served as a vote for white nationalism. Every Supreme Court justice hailed as a champion in the battle against the baby-killers also turned out, coincidentally, to also be a proponent of white nationalism. And when it comes down to it, those justices ? the ultimate prize in white evangelical politics since the Civil Rights Movement ? have largely left Roe v. Wade intact, but they gutted the Voting Rights Act….

    1. “Every Supreme Court justice hailed as a champion in the battle against the baby-killers also turned out, coincidentally, to also be a proponent of white nationalism.”

      White nationalists like Clarence Thomas want to protect the lives of unborn black babies?

      Yes, by all means adopt the “anti-racist” position – legitimize the killing of (disproportionately black) human beings in the womb.

      1. Reality don’t enter into it.

      2. More “babies of color” were aborted than were actually born in NYC last year.

        But it’s totally not racial genocide because something something woman’s choice.

        We might have lost the next Tracy Morgan in that pile of black baby carcasses.; his little fetal black body being dissected by some medical researcher from Rajasthan.

    2. Yeah, progressives, that’s how you persuade political opponents to join your side and win elections. When screaming that your opponent’s politics are those of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, cis-gendered sh1tlords doesn’t work, use sophistry to explain to your opponents that they are racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, cis-gendered sh1tlords. That’ll show those neanderthals, and they’ll certainly change their ways. And if it doesn’t ….

      We’re in dangerous times if this is what progressives really believe. Progressives seem to believe that their opponents are a basket of deplorables, and now they know that this mass of irredeemable moral defectives can seize power from their party of righteousness. If progressives ever again achieve power, they’ll remember, and who knows what they’ll do to prevent this from ever happening again.

      1. What, you don’t think any white evangelicals read that article, threw their Bibles and Blackwood Brothers LP’s in the garbage, and ran out to grab a copy of the latest Naomi Klein masterpiece?

        The revolution is at hand, oppressor, it’s fomenting at the Burnside Bridge as we speak, so you better get woke.

    3. You hate the USMC?

  20. https://yhoo.it/2eJI2gH

    Okay. I’ve had it….

    1. It’s only right to vote for a criminal, corrupt, incompetent, lying, sociopath with no achievements, because VAGINA!

  21. Bizarre footage shows salmon crossing a road

    Salmon crossing a road sounds like the start of a bad joke, but this strange video shows exactly that.

    After a river flooded a road, these salmon found a new way to swim upstream.

    They hopped on the pavement as cars drove by and quickly waddled themselves to their destination.

  22. According to Click Orlando, before Zimmerman left the bar, he said to the manager, “I didn’t know you were a [racial expletive] lover,” deputies said. There were other reports of Zimmerman’s friends also using racial slurs toward other customers throughout the night.

    It’s just plausible enough to be true!

    1. If only, during Zimmerman’s trial, that racist judge had allowed the jury to hear evidence of Zimmerman’s future behavior, Zimmerman might have been convicted!

      1. Minority Report with Preprogs.

        1. Preprogs

          AKA “incoming college freshmen”.

          1. My oldest heads off to college in 9 or so months. Nothing makes me happier than when he emails or texts me a link to something here on Reason (he loves H&R), thecollegefix, Heterodox Academy or whatever.

            He gets that he’s about to walk into a shitstorm of irrational emotion & that it’s up to him to carry the banner of rationality. Even when it causes discomfort.

            As a dad, I’m nervous, but hopeful.

    2. Trump made saying “Nigger” legal again, so I don’t see the problem.

    3. If there’s a person in America who has a right to be a racist, it’s George Zimmerman (considering that he was almost lynched by a black mob led by President Obama and Eric Holder).

  23. with one in Portland being declared a riot by police.

    I thought only Congress could declare a riot.

  24. Taliban militants attacked a German consulate in northern Afghanistan last night, killing four and injuring more than 100.

    See what happens when you don’t bring them in!? /Merkeltoxic

  25. “””””Louisiana student ‘fabricated story’ of hijab attack, police say.”””

    What a surprise!

    “””””This incident is no longer under investigation” by the department”””

    Why aren’t they pressing charges about false police reports and the hate crime of false charges against two men wearing white Trump hats

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/hlrmzuk

    1. hate crime

      So much this.

    2. Yeah, it’s funny how similar stories are coming out across the country that all have similar-sounding narratives. I wouldn’t doubt that there are a few that are legit, but considering the hate-hoax tactics of the left over the last 10-13 years or so, I just assume these are all fake until proven otherwise with hard evidence.

  26. The Sasquatch Summit is Lurking Right around the Corner

    In this age of endless information, it’s strange to think that new species are discovered every year. This means there are plants and animals under our noses, just waiting to be discovered. Mankind may be looking to the stars and journeying to the red planet, but even here on Earth there are mysteries to be solved.

    Perhaps the biggest and smelliest of these biological conundrums is the elusive Sasquatch. But on November 18-19, the fourth annual Sasquatch Summit at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino aims to combine “many different philosophies, theories, and research techniques” with lectures, evidence, and experts in our eternal quest for our furry cousins.

    Sasquatch Summit founder Johnny Manson explains that “I bring a variety of Sasquatch researchers and groups to present the evidence and ‘proof’ that they have acquired from their work. This ranges from video, to photos, and audio (with audio analysis that debunks hoaxes). The Summit also gives those interested a platform to share theories and experiences with like-minded people.

    1. STEVE SMITH WAIT IN PARKING LOT OF RESORT, CONDUCT OWN RESEARCH.

      AND BY “RESEARCH,” STEVE SMITH MEAN “RAPE.”

    2. “many different philosophies,”

      Sasquates: The unexamined scat is not worth eating.

      /he said with narrowed gaze

  27. The New Yorker looks at Trump’s potential policy on Syria.

    If Assad manages to phone Trump and flatter him, America is going to tag team the rebellion with Russia.

    1. …and avoid World War 3, hopefully

  28. Boss says employees who agree with Trump’s rhetoric should resign

    The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign.

    “If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”[…]

    “I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can,” Maloney wrote about Trump’s supporters. I want to reaffirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.”

    Mark Horstman, co-founder of Manager Tools, says if he were advising Mr. Maloney — he would have recommended he not send the note particularly because he’s the CEO of a public company.

    “That note could be construed by his employees that someone who voted for Trump could be fired,” said Horstman, who suspects other CEOs have sent similar notes.

    1. Grubhub looks ripe for boycotting.

      1. I’m writing them a note right now before deleting my account.

    2. “If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”[…]

      …and we have absolutely no concept of irony.

      1. Attacking people and their livelihoods because you disagree with their politics is the pinnacle of love and tolerance.

        1. From a point of freedom of association and at-will employment the Grubhub guy is within his rights to do that, or even take it a step further and dismiss them. It would still be a dick move and people would certainly be entitled to boycott them individually, organize boycotts, etc. There would be a certain level of irony for the folks here, who are normally contemptuous of boycotts, to participate in one.

          1. Can you explain a bit more how ‘freedom of association and at-will employment’ means it’s ok to fire someone who doesn’t fit inside your echo chamber? I need to update my manifesto

            1. It’s a dick move, but would be perfectly fine in Libertopia.

            2. Because your company is your property. Your only obligation to continuing someone’s employment should be if you signed a contract.

              But just because they should be allowed to do it doesn’t mean we should support them doing it.

              1. Because your company is your property.

                Not necessarily in this case. They went public two years ago.

                1. Yep, checked yesterday – something like less than 15% of the stock is held by insiders. Not even close to being his property to fuck up as he pleases. As I mentioned, I suspect the board will want to have a word.

                  1. Yes, so they’ll possibly fire him for it, but as long as they’ve delegated the power to fire to him then he can fire for whatever reason.

                    The fact that it’s public doesn’t really change anything about this discussion. It just means that there’s one more level above him, who are able to fire him for whatever reason they want.

            3. Can Grubhub also refuse to provide service to Trump supporters?

              Can Trump supporters refuse to do business with Grubhub?

              Obviously, in libertopia people are free to make such refusals. Grubhub would, of course, sacrifice a wider market to fill a very special, bigoted niche.

              1. He has already issued a retraction of his statement saying that he meant for his memo to be a statement of inclusion /

                WTF ?

                Even in his retraction he is blind to his lack of self awareness.

                “My statement of exile to deplorables was meant to be inclusive ” ?

            4. Depends what you mean by ok. If the “not ok” case covers your directing the state force him to continue your employment against his will, it’d be a bit odd to go on calling it “at-will employment”, no?

          2. From a point of freedom of association and at-will employment the Grubhub guy is within his rights to do that, or even take it a step further and dismiss them.

            Agree completely. That doesn’t invalidate my point, however.

          3. Not really irony. I feel about boycotts the same way I feel about the grubhub guy wanting to fire Trump supporters.

            Both are mostly stupid but perfectly within rights.

            I can be contemptuous of both the CEO and people boycotting things while acknowledging the right to do both. Seems the exact opposite or irony to me. Unless consistency is ironic.

            1. ^ This.

              It should be legal to fire for any reason, hire for any reason, and to do or not do business with anyone for any reason.

              Some reasons are stupid, wrong, and disgusting.

              Both these statements are true. Freedom must necessarily include the freedom to make choices others disagree with.

          4. I don’t get the attitude against boycotts myself. Even if they rarely accomplish anything, there’s nothing wrong or irrational about not giving your money to someone who offends you in some way.

            1. I would think the Grubhub CEO would welcome my boycott. There’s no way he wants to do business with anyone who didn’t vote for Hillary. I’m just trying to keep him from unknowingly sullying himself with my dirty money.

    3. want to reaffirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.

      Unless you’re scared of losing your job based on who you voted for. Because in that case, fuck you.

      1. In my link on this story (below), he tries to walk it back. And fails, imo.

        1. Some of the statements in my email? have been misconstrued. I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand,

          and yet…

          If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here

          I have to agree that it was a failure walking it back.

          1. you have no place here

            That charming gentleman Andrew Cuomo has used these exact words in referring to New Yorkers who aren’t on board with his leftist platform. But remember folks, it’s “the right” who are divisive.

    4. Having your stock take a hit due to unforced errors is not a great way to stay CEO. The board should be pissed.

      1. Next headline: Grubhub CEO fired for opposing Trump; Are you next?

      2. Hey slumbrew, are you still in the Boston area? You came up in conversation recently in our New England email threads.

        1. Yep, still in blue-est Somerville, right in the middle of the real estate bubble. Up-side – so much equity in my tiny condo! Down-side – even with the “extra” equity I’m still unwilling to pay $1MM for a 1,500 condo.

          1. 1,500 sq. ft., that is.

          2. I moved out of Somerville in August. I tried to buy but couldn’t afford a multifamily in the bidding wars (I could have squeaked in on some of the listing prices, but they kept going way over and usually all cash). Now I’m in Malden. I’m missing Somerville a bit, but it’s way more house (and yard) for a bit less money. Only big downside so far is that the couple of bridges to cross the mystic get backed up and our inherited first-floor tenants left a mouse problem when they moved out last week. But turns out I’m actually digging Night Shift more than Slumbrew anyway (with the exception of the Porter Square Porter).

            Anyone, if you’re up for one of the meetups (or just off board discussion) you should join one of the reasonoid lists.

            1. Anyway*

              My kingdom for EDIT BUTTON

            2. reasonoid lists, you say? Do tell.

              Yeah, my criteria has gone from “really need to be on the T” to “a good bus line is OK” to “as long as I can take an Uber”. Arlington/Malden seem likely; I really want to hold onto my current place as a rental, so we’ll see. The girl wants to be in on whatever is purchased next but she’s between jobs right now, so it’ll be awhile before she has enough job history for a mortgage, I suspect.

              1. I’m still on the T, but now it’s the Orange instead and it’s about twice as far of a walk (although they did just propose an in-fill station which would end up being close again).

                Contact D.E.G. (dgroves140 AT gmail DOT com) and he’ll get you on the email list for the meetups.

                1. Done. We’ll see if I ever make it out – my track record is spotty, but I’ll give it a whirl. Like I told him, let me know if it’s monocle-required or BYO orphan.

                  1. In case you see this, I’m catching up and still at the office. I’ll get a reply out to you this evening.

    5. “Could be construed?”

      “Could be?”

  29. These people lecturing.

    Think about it. If integrity is sooooo fucking important to them, on what what planet do they live to think Hillary Bleeping Clinton was a better choice? Yeh. Here’s the thing. I teach my kid not to lie yet Hillary (i.e. sniper fire, Benghazi (where her and Obama’s actions led to an innocent man being jailed etc.) does little if nothing but lie. I teach my kid to respect others. Yet Hillary holds them in contempt (e.g. she let her distraught supporters down when she didn’t address them personally after the election, or the now infamous ‘deplorables’ quip etc.). I teach my kid to observe rules and the law. Yet, Hillary broke the law by having an unsecured private server while Secretary of States. Her irresponsibility was not just a spit in the face of American law but by extension to the people of the country she so desperately wanted to rule not govern. I teach my kid civil ethics. Ethics, in part, include when you’re in a position of power or influence, you keep to accepted basic notions of ‘dos and donts’. Hillary via her Foundation, broke this principal.

    1. (con’t)

      She peddled influence and profited from it. Which brings me to respect again. This behaviour shows an utter disrespect for the office and title she held. I teach my kid to stick to deeply held and observed principles. Hillary cynically slithers around leaving herself open to how the polls and trends swing (ie. marriage is between a man and woman). And what of women? This is a woman who, rather than stand up and take a principled stand, let her husband commit acts of adultery and sexual assaults acing as an enabler to his misdeeds. We’re told she’s a strong woman but acted weak and even unjust by destroying the life of a person in the process. The fact is, over 30 years, all I’ve seen from her is a sleazy and scandalous track record. Where there’s dubious activities, you can bet Hillary was around it.

      It’s Remembrance Day. I want give my team to people who actually gave something to their countries. Many of whom would probably fall under the ‘deplorables’ category.

      1. my time. Ugh.

        1. *Nice* rant, Rufus!

      2. Very well said, today of all days.

        1. I close with a crumpling of paper and throwing it in Meyers face.

      3. *pumps fist!*

        Motherfuckers

  30. Mayor: Database of undocumented New Yorkers could be deleted

    (CNN)A database containing the identity of undocumented immigrants living in New York City would not be opened up to a Trump administration without a “real fight,” the city’s mayor said on Thursday.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a news conference the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory, also left open the possibility that the database, which holds personal information from the more than 850,000 New Yorkers who have a city municipal identification card, could be scrubbed.
    The IDNYC card was introduced in 2015 as a free and official proof of identification that could be obtained with limited documentation — making it accessible to the nearly half million city residents without legal immigration status.

    Who’d have thought Trump would usher in a new era of privacy.

    1. That cloth sure does get around…. I assume the maid comes with it?

    2. If there is a database, are they really ‘undocumented’?

    3. Mayor Bill De Blasio wants Trump to cut off NYC’s federal funding.

      1. Good idea. Go after Trump.

    4. Cool, now purge the tax rolls.

    5. Maybe the city could delete its registry of gun owners and their guns at the same time?

      New York City is advising rifle and shotgun owners that if their registered firearms meet the new definition of an “assault weapon”, they must surrender them immediately. Note that the assault weapon definition in NYC includes .22 rifles with tube magazines that can hold more than 5 rounds. And the New York Daily News celebrates:

      http://www.nydailynews.com/opi…..-1.1540358

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013…..ns-rifles/

      Quote:
      The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, “Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct?

      1. New York sure has had a lot of success getting new yorkers to register their assault weapons lately.

    6. So delete it already, who the fuck cares?

      What are you doing with such a list in the first place?

  31. GrubHub Under Fire After CEO Tells Employees Who Support Trump’s Rhetoric to Resign

    “I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States,” he continued.

    “If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” Maloney concluded. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”

    1. Dammit, Pat

    2. “that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States,” he continued.” That’s truly laughable. That company’s been accepting money for over two years to change my orders without my knowledge, not have them delivered, or charge me for items not delivered. My day-to-day life is one hassle after another, so having a decent meal *that I pay his company to provide without hassle* is not how I would define a better life, or even a dignified way for him to make a little side money.

      But I guess it’s good optics.

      That aside, writers of Reason, I’m still waiting for you to contact me via e-mail.

    3. Interesting, I’ve used Grub Hub and get their marketing emails, and I didn’t get anything telling me that I should stop using the service if I disagree with that statement…

  32. George Zimmerman continues to show his charm.

    He’s almost as bad as white women.

  33. Rare bed bug re-emerges in Florida after 60 years

    After disappearing for 60 years, the tropical bed bug has turned up in Florida.

    And these nasty little creatures can spread faster than the ordinary variety bed bug, causing all the same havoc and threat of widespread infestation throughout Florida and the South.

    “This could mean that this species would develop more quickly, possibly cause an infestation problem sooner, and also could spread more rapidly,” Brittany Campbell, a UF doctoral student in entomology, said in a media release.

    1. Well, I’ll be brewing up a little Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane in my bathtub this weekend instead of the usual meth run. This is why we shouldn’t let dirty people from states that start with “New” winter in our great state!

      (Just kidding. Please come and pay for the roads I use every day and you use 4 months a year.)

  34. Democratic Underground is still down, but now posting emails about how their members feel. It’s like watching a train wreck.

    So yesterday, I had to leave work around noon because I could not stop sobbing at my desk. I spent yesterday and last night pacing my house and literally screaming in rage. Total unbridled hysteria. I shed more tears than I ever have in my life. I drank 2 bottles of wine. I spent some time surfing erratically on the net on emigrating to Canada, Ireland and France. I took sleeping pills to finally try to get rest and they didn’t work. Several times I thought I was having a heart attack, which was frightening.

    Today, my eyes are dry. I am angry. So fucking angry. Angrier than I’ve been in my life, with a cold burning hatred that will never be quenched until that orange piece of dogshit is dead or in prison. And I’m especially furious that DU was taken down by scumbags. FUCK YOU, HACKING TROLLS.

    I am beside myself. HELP ME. What can we do. I need a direction for this, please point me.

    1. I feel sick and saddened. We elected a racist xenophobic monster, not a Republican like Bloomberg or McCain or a generic Republican, who I may disagree with but am not frightened of. This is not even scratching the surface of the extreme homophobe Mike Pence. So I am not OK and not going to pretend to be either. I want people who voted for him out of my life. I would not have said that about Romney voters.

      1. not a Republican like Bloomberg or McCain or a generic Republican, who I may disagree with but am not frightened of

        Most of the people saying this regurgitated the same histrionic bullshit about how fearful they were in 2008 and 2012. Were you lying then or now?

      2. “Oh, and LOVE TRUMPS HATE!”

        1. LOVE TRUMP’S HATE.

    2. What can we do. I need a direction for this, please point me.

      Have you considered getting a life? It’s harder than basing all of your feelings and identity around tribal politics, but it’s infinitely less retarded.

    3. So I glad I brought my two liter mega gulp cup cause these tears are beyond delicious.

      1. It’s raining men prog tears

    4. I’d really, really like to thank the left for now making it 3 days since Trump’s election where I’ve been able to laugh instead of starting to worry about what he means for individual liberty.

      1. ^This

      2. Thirded

    5. Canada has enough people with mental illness.

      1. ..and funny accents.

        *ducks*

        1. They have ducks, too.

    6. If these people had been around in WWII era, we’d all be speaking German.

      1. And they would have shut their fucking mouth about “racism” a long while ago. It’s one thing to complain about it when you know the “racists” won’t hurt you. It’s another when they are actual, real racists who have no problem disappearing you and your family if you even argue with them.

    7. No hatred is so pure and intense as the hatred of progressives toward their political opponents.

      Hatred is a negative emotion. It is morally unworthy and psychologically disturbing. Psychological projection is the theory that humans defend themselves against their own such impulses by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. This explains why progressives are always arguing that their political opponents are primarily motivated by mindless hatred of some other racial, ethnic, or religious group. Sometimes the unconscious hatred of the political opposition breaks through the progressive facade with an expression like we see on Democratic Underground.

    8. “HELP ME. What can we do. I need direction for this, please point me.”

      Ok, that’s easy. Put the barrel of a pistol in your eye and pull the trigger.

      1. Gun? They would never be friends with a gun owner.

  35. US Election 2016: A survivor’s guide to unexpected voting results

    The election of Donald Trump has left some Americans thunderstruck in the same way as the UK’s vote for Brexit stunned those British voters who could not imagine a future outside the European Union. But disappointed Remainers have found ways of coping. What survival tips can they offer to their counterparts across the Atlantic?

    “I was basically in shock initially. I really didn’t think it was going that way,” says Ravi Palanisamy, remembering the morning after the Brexit vote in June.

    “I was immediately struck by this realisation that the country that I thought I lived in – progressive, multi-racial, tolerant, forward-thinking, outward-looking – was just London, and not the UK as a whole. It felt unsettling.”

    But as time went on, he began to get used to the idea.

    “It’s just like a grieving process – there are different stages. That day it was the shock, the disbelief but then quite quickly – within a few days – I’d read a lot and rationalised or understood it more.”[…]

    “I’m not sure I’ve ever really got to the acceptance stage,” he says. “I don’t like how it’s played out.”

    1. Fuck you all. I’ve never had my side win an election. Grow up and deal with it.

  36. Slovak brothers win burial competition with fastest, neatest grave

    Two brothers from Slovakia won a grave-digging competition at an international exhibition of funeral, burial and cremation services on Thursday.

    Ladislav and Csaba Skladan, aged 43 and 41 respectively, dug a grave 1.5 meters deep, two meters long and 90 centimeters wide in 54 minutes in the western Slovak town of Trencin, beating 10 other two-member teams from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary as a small audience cheered loudly.

    Their grave was also the neatest, a five-member jury agreed.

    “We want to show and appreciate the hard work of grave diggers,” said Ladislav Striz, who established the contest last year.

    1. In fairness, the former Soviet bloc countries would have a massively unfair advantage in grave digging.

    2. “Slovak town of Trencin”

      From Trenching. Unfair advantage.

  37. Can someone translate this Facebook post for me?

    Everyone take a very good look at cuba……we are now almost in a few short days under REPUBLICAN RULE…….ONE WORD DAMN!!!#!! ANOTHER MANAGED CARE FROM HELL THANK YOU REAGAN BUSH …….WE ARE TOTALLY F! $@ED HE ALREADY ALIGNED WITH PUTIN……GOD HELP US…….AND ALL THOSE 70+ MILLION WHO DIDN’T VOTE ……..WOW COULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. ……..

    1. You are seeing the complete mental and emotional disintegration of a fellow human being in real time. Make sure you have plenty of popcorn and a comfy seat from which to watch.

      1. You are seeing the complete mental and emotional disintegration of a fellow human being in real time normal internal dialogue of a leftist.

    2. “I’m retarded. Please take my PC away from me before I try to eat it.”

    3. I think it says, I am a fucking moron.

    4. Cuba? Republican rule? Saw what now?

      1. I’m trying to get the Soviet-Cuba link going with the Putin reference.
        That’s like what AC would write if he was a Proggie.

        1. AC is a billion times more poetic and elegant than this fool.

  38. A federal judge in Michigan says state officials must deliver bottled-water to Flint residents who can’t easily pick up their own from distribution sites.

    Slavery.

    1. Literal water-carriers?

    2. How does the judiciary get involved at this level?

    3. Well, who would you victimize? The residents paid for usable water in their taxes, so it’s up to whoever taxed them to deliver it. I don’t know which unit of gov’t was in charge at the time, but that’s how it should go down…or a refund.

    4. I think it’s hilarious the state officials have to hand deliver water to their constituents.

  39. ‘Crazy’ to say Facebook helped Trump win – Zuckerberg

    Facing criticism that fake news on Facebook aided the rise of Donald Trump, founder Mark Zuckerberg has strongly defended his network.

    Speaking on stage at Techonomy, a technology conference in California, Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook should not be held responsible.

    “The idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” he said.

    “If you believe that then I don’t think you have internalised the message Trump supporters are trying to send in this election.”

    Some data has shown that fake stories were being far more widely shared on the platform than follow up stories debunking the claims. […]

    Earlier this year, Facebook was accused of being anti-Trump after it was alleged its human moderators were favouring liberal stories appearing in people’s “trending stories” box.

    While denying that claim, the site did sack its human team, instead relying solely on an algorithm to determine which stories were shown to be most popular.

    As a consequence, stories which were later proved entirely false appeared on the timelines of a large number of users.

    1. If they are going to talk about “fake news” effecting the election shouldn’t they at least quote one of these fake news items?

      1. That is the fake story. Enjoy the meta…

    2. Some data has shown that fake stories were being far more widely shared on the platform than follow up stories debunking the claims.

      I have for years been operating under the assumption that every news story on facebook is fake. If you are getting your information from facebook, you are really fucking up.

      1. People see a headline that confirms their echo chamber view of the world and they add it to their derp pile.
        Facts get twisted, so why bother to wade through the nuance of fact checkers?
        There’s no room for cognitive dissonance in the derp pile.

    3. I think Derpbook did help Trump win, but not for the reasons stated. The political echo chamber that it creates makes Hilldog supporters completely blind to opposing viewpoints and drives people not onboard with the SJW agenda to the margins and into silence.

      1. “drives people not onboard with the SJW agenda to go to the polls and raise their orange middle finger”
        FTFY

    4. ” I don’t think you have internalised the message Trump supporters are trying to send in this election.”

      The message: Yes, Hillary is really is that shitty.

  40. Cat-Licking And ‘Dirty Jobs’: Mike Rowe Nails Why Trump Won

    “Dirty Jobs didn’t resonate because the host was incredibly charming,” Rowe wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “It wasn’t a hit because it was gross, or irreverent, or funny, or silly, or smart, or terribly clever. Dirty Jobs succeeded because it was authentic. It spoke directly and candidly to a big chunk of the country that non-fiction networks had been completely ignoring. In a very simple way, Dirty Jobs said ‘Hey – we can see you,’ to millions of regular people who had started to feel invisible. Ultimately, that’s why Dirty Jobs ran for eight seasons. And today, that’s also why Donald Trump is the President of the United States.”

    1. I read his facebook post last night. One of the first comments was some white, lesbian ham planet shouting about white privilege.

      1. I replied to her in total seriousness that she should just take a breath, calm down, stop looking at social media, and relax, because nothing bad would happen and if it did the 2nd Amendment preserves our right to shoot the government in self-defense, essentially.

        1. I’m sure she appreciated that…

    2. Mike Rowe for Secretary of Labor

      1. No, abolish the Department of Labor and the NLRB.

    3. I really like Mike Rowe. His bit a few months back about learning a few things before you go vote was great.

    1. I seem to recall some other states seceding after a Republican won the presidency once. It went pretty well for them, IIRC.

      1. Secession is part of Oregon’s proud history, as shown in this bio of state founding father and U. S. Senator Joseph Lane:

        “Upon the secession of the Lower South from the Union in early 1861, Lane rejected compromise and defended separation. Oregon Republicans in the legislature denied him reelection to the Senate. He completed his term, defending secession and denying the Union’s right to coerce the South. His son John’s decision to leave West Point and accept a commission in the Confederate Army added to the senior Lane’s growing unpopularity.”

      2. This time we will just let them go.

        1. 54-40 or fight!

          1. I think now that would be 120 degrees W or fight

  41. white women really just the worst

    Jeez ENB. self promote much. Linking to your own article.

    1. It’s just more of that, “performance woke,” she prattles on about.

    2. The Democrats should ban White Women from the party and then rally behind Native American Elizabeth Warren.

  42. Today’s work derp:
    Everyone is signing an online petition to have the electoral college not elect trump. Or something like that.

    1. Is this what democracy looks like?

      1. Only after they are standing on each of The Electors lawns looking menacingly at their property, tapping billy clubs in their palms and leering at their families. Then true democracy has been reached.

    2. Here is the stupidest part about it.

      Lets say you could get 37 faithless electors to not vote for Trump.

      Okay. Who are they gonna vote for? it wont be Clinton, it would be some GOP politician that the House would be likely to pick over Trump.

      And would the House do that? Or would they stick to the will of the voters? A lot would depend on if the D states were willing to support this other Republican providing cover so that a few GOPers to vote for him and the rest to stay with Trump.

      1. It was always my hope that Gary would show up to the Electoral College party with a +1 and that would be enough to spare us from both Hillary and Trump

    3. I have the fortune of being able to work from home when I want. A perk I’m taking full advantage of this week.

  43. Chelsea Clinton Being Groomed for Congress

    Chelsea could run for the seat in NYC’s 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a 79-year-old respected career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned.

    Lowey’s district includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and, conveniently, Chappaqua, the Clinton family home base.

    1. Well, she’s proven herself thoroughly mediocre at every other career she’s attempted, might as well enter the family business.

      1. I don’t know if she’s quite mediocre enough to succeed in Congress, but one must have aspirations.

        1. Nice. That quip is iowahawk worthy (or even O’Rourke back when he wasn’t a douche).

          1. Did you compare Citizen X to P.J. O’Rourke?

            The only plausible explanation is that Lee Genes is a Citizen X sock.

            1. Shut up, Tulpa!

            2. He might be one of my clones, this is possible.

    2. This goes for both the Bush’s and the Clinton’s: Do you think anyone is going to give them money after they took in so much this cycle with nothing to show for it?

    3. It never ends.

      I don’t feel she’s gonna be anymore than a careerist politician/bureaucrat moving from job to post based on her connections.

    4. “once Lowey, a 79-year-old respected career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire”

      …which he would probably be well advised to do, if he knows what’s good for him.

      1. Retire, or die. Whatever it takes to open the seat and keep the Clinton Foundation coffers full.

    5. It would be nice to see her walk around most of Mount Vernon.

  44. Idiocy isn’t just a river in Egypt.

    Top aides to Hillary Clinton are blaming FBI Director James Comey and the media for the Democrat’s devastating loss in the presidential election.

    “The media always covered her as the person who would be president and therefore tried to eviscerate her before the election, but covered Trump who was someone who was entertaining and sort of gave him a pass,” Podesta said. “We need to reflect and analyze that and put our voices forward.”

    How dare the FBI decline to prosecute our egregiously corrupt candidate! And I didn’t see a single negative Trump article at all in the past 18 months!!!

    1. Podesta going after the media is too. Fucking. Rich.

      1. He really is a vile creature with no sense of shame.

    2. So the fact that the media said Hilary had the election in the bag and Trump was bound to lose…ultimately harmed Hillary? Yes, but not for the reasons Podesta thinks.

    3. Lads, they are starting to eat their own. The shrill denouncements will provide weeks or months of entertainment, and then the confessions… [swoons]

      1. We’re not witnessing a meltdown here.

        It’s something different.

        And far more entertaining.

  45. Michael Moore Releases Plan To IMMEDIATELY Impeach Donald Trump

    Beloved activist and filmmaker, Michael Moore, has taken to social media to unveil his thoughts on president-elect Donald Trump. Facebook felt the wrath of Mr. Moore, as he unleashed his fury on the public.

    “Beloved”?

    LMFAO

    1. Eating contest between Moore and Christie. If Moore wins, Trump is impeached. If Christie wins, Moore is never allowed to speak again.

      1. I’ll take a piece of that action. Put me down for a hunge on Christie and I’ll lay the points.

        1. Doesn’t Christie have one of those bands restricting his stomach? Unfair advantage to MM

      2. I see it ending with a double explosion a la Mr. Creosote in Python’s Meaning of Life.

    2. Michael Moore has the impeachment power? Jeebus, in law school they told me it was the House of Representatives! What a bunch of idiots those professors were!

    3. “Bipartisan Report,” huh? So they represent the views of both parties, Bolsheviks AND Mensheviks?

    4. “Begin a national push while it’s fresh in everyone’s mind for a constitutional amendment to fix our broken electoral system: 1. Eliminate the Electoral College ? popular vote only”

      And when they lose the pop. vote they will demand to switch back. The petulance is breathtaking.

      No principles on display once more.

      1. God, I wish they would just so I could hear the howls of outrage here in New England after campaigns ignore us in favor of more populous states. I’m looking at you, New Hampshire.

        1. Yup, the 10 or 12 most populous states will get all the attention, while the remaining 40 get completely ignored.

          1. I’m ok with the Nebraska and Maine method of allocating electors

            1. Yeah, it’s funny how none of the large blue states (NY, CA, IL) have set up a system like that because they’re certainly allowed to do so.

          2. The media, well off, political class, etc. (you know, the people that matter) will be totally ok with that.

      2. So they want every election to go to the House as no one would ever get 50% in the popular vote again.

        Just because we got rid of the EC doesnt mean we would get rid of the majority reuqirement.

        So the House would be deciding between Trump, Clinton and Johnson.

        I am okay with that.

    5. *Someone* has a secret man-crush on the Donald, methinks.

  46. George Zimmerman continues to show his charm.

    Didn’t he just get a Nobel for his songwriting?

    1. But it was just in literature. He hasn’t murdered enough people to get the Peace prize.

      1. Well, Obama hadn’t when he got his. I think of it as an investment in the future, a demonstration of confidence that you’ll do your share of killing. Arafat’s was more of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  47. More rights that are subject to “reasonable regulation”

    A guy soaps a message about Hillary on his car saying he hopes “she gets shot in her fucking head” if she wins the election. Hilarity ensues.

    Chief Beahen said this type of message “is very upsetting to the traveling public. There’s freedom of speech, but keep it to the verbiage protected by the First Amendment.”

    Yeah, only use the 7 protected words that you are allowed, peon!

    1. Argh! More stupidity from Chief Beahen. This quote is from a story about the Trump protests in Minnesoda. The threw in some stuff about the guy who soaped an anti-Hillary message on his car to balance the story out.

      Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen said law enforcement will have to decide whether the words are “a direct threat against Hillary Clinton, or are they putting their anger out on the back of a window.”

      At a minimum, Beahen said, the message could be considered disorderly conduct given that “there are a couple of different words on the back that are unacceptable.”

      Yup, you get to decide which words are unacceptable

    2. Ooh, looks like Chief Beahen is a gift that keeps on giving.

      He went with the old “Can’t yell fire in a crowded theater” defense.

      1. “Can’t yell Trump in a crowded riot”?

    3. Yeah, only use the 7 protected words that you are allowed, peon!

      Shit piss fuck cunt cocksucker motherfucker and tits.

      1. “Tits! Such a friendly word! Sounds like a snack.
        I know I know, it is. ”

        Carlin ruled.

        1. Dreadful, tinny sort of word.

    4. Is the owner of the car a journalist? Which J-School did they go to? Which publication do they write for? My guess is that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to this person!

  48. Lafayette PD: UL student made up story about attack, stolen hijab

    The young woman filed a police report Tuesday claiming two white males approached her near the campus, in the 100 block of Smith Street, around 11 a.m.

    The 18-year-old woman told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus Wednesday morning ? hours after Donald Trump’s presidential victory ? when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a gray sedan, Lafayette police said in a statement.

    The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab. She also said the men shouted racial obscenities as they struck her several times in the back.

    She also claimed one of the males was wearing a Donald Trump hat and they both yelled racial obscenities at her, police said.

    As police began to investigate the student’s claims they did not locate any witnesses or surveillance video to corroborate her story.

    1. This is why my attitude to reports of this type of thing consists of “video, or it didn’t happen”.

  49. Never Trump becomes Maybe Trump in Foreign Policy Circles

    On the establishment side, the opposition is now softening for some ? driven either by a stated sense of patriotic duty to advise a new president with no foreign policy expertise, or a somewhat less noble motive to avoid years of being excluded from Washington power circles.

    At stake is more than a parlor game about who gets what job. Personnel decisions by Mr. Trump and his team will help determine both the course of the administration’s foreign policy and whether the president-elect will hew to the themes of his campaign ? a suspicion of alliances, skepticism of foreign intervention and admiration for authoritarian figures like President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

  50. Suspected Killer of 10-Year-Old Texas Girl Snatched at Church Should Have Been Deported Two Years Ago

    It wasn’t the illegal alien’s first brush with the law in the United States.

    People Magazine reports that he was busted for a violent attack on one of Kayla’s family members in 2014:

    “Zavala-Garcia was living in the United States illegally, Parsons says. He had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor family violence from a 2014 incident and served 30 days in jail, a Smith County District Attorney’s Office spokesman says, adding that he was never deported.”

    KTRE TV notes that, though other reports have stated Zavala had been deported, the Sheriff says ICE issued an order to detain him for deportation, but they never did:

    “He entered ICE custody on Oct. 21, 2014 and was released on bond the same day. ICE said the 2014 case has not made it through the immigration courts.”

    According to ICE, Gustavo Zavala-Garcia was not previously deported. He was released to their custody and issued PR bond after 2014 arrest
    ? Cory McCoy (@TMT_Cory) November 8, 2016

    1. This is why we need more “sanctuary cities”.

  51. Rosie O’Donnell Joins New Showtime Comedy as She Mourns Donald Trump’s Win

    The 54-year-old comedian has joined the cast of Showtime’s SMILF. The new comedy marks O’Donnell’s first major return to TV since exiting ABC’s The View in 2015.

    So a win for the Canuckistanis, then?

    1. The 54-year-old comedian has joined the cast of Showtime’s SMILF

      Simpering Morons I’d Like to Forget?

    1. Just a human? What about other robots?

  52. Your tears are so yummy!

    Best quote from the article:

    Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.

    “You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

    1. Brazile did cut a wide enough path for Clinton to land.

    2. which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy

      I think that aneurysm is going to get you first there, Zach.

      1. Do you know how hard it is to move slightly further from the water?

        1. MN is experiencing the longest growing season on record. Weather’s fine here

          1. It’s been pretty great in MN. I’m a little worried that climate change will make this place the new California though.

  53. We can now grow ears on arms.

    “Ah! May I have your autograft, please? I’m your biggest fan!”

    1. I’d narrow my gaze but unlike Swissy I don’t want to develop crow’s feet

      1. Crows’ feet are a Helvetian delicacy, it is known.

  54. Great open letter to George Takei on the LPs FB page

    An Open Letter to George Takei:

    You’ve argued that since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but Donald J. Trump won the electoral vote, “The people elected Hillary, the system elected Donald.” Given the corrupt, rigged system you’ve supported during the last decades, It’s hard to take that as anything but hypocrisy.

    1. “When Gary Johnson, a candidate whose foreign policy literally embodies the Prime Directive, was kept hidden, why was your Twitter account silent?”

      Nerds!

      It’s my understanding that the Prime Directive is part of the Force. It binds us together.

      1. Kirk ignored the prime directive at least once per episode.

        1. Like when he recruited the Ewoks to attack the Empire?

        2. I’m pretty sure the main point of the Prime Directive was to be broken. I think across the franchise that happened more often than it was followed.

        3. Not surprising. Kirk liked to grab them by the pussy too. And they let him because he’s a starship captain.

      2. It’s my understanding that the Prime Directive is part of the F****. It binds us together.

        Heretic!

  55. ?Are white women really just the worst?

    Viciously attacking and demeaning white men totally won them over to Hillary, so why not keep up a winning strategy?

  56. Are white women really just the worst?

    I rather like them

    1. You and a lot of middle eastern refugees!

      *rimshot*

    2. I started my coed volleyball league this week. I forgot how many hot girls are out there.

  57. Trump’s cabinet is already more interesting than the alt-text, and it doesn’t exist either.

    1. That’s a future-picture of America on January 22, 2017, I think.

  58. Hey yo, I heard Trump’s gonna bring Frasier back.

    1. Wasn’t that implied when he said he would make America great again?

  59. Illegals already leaving:

    “Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama’s request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.”

    “Secrets has already received reports that illegals are already starting to leave the country. One source said that some in Virginia left for the border on Wednesday, the day Donald Trump was declared the winner.”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer……le/2607171

    1. So they’re going to North Carolina?

      1. As long as they stay out of Maryland and stop tekkin ar gud Merlinder jerbs!

        1. I admit i looked at a map. Racist since that could’ve meant North. I’m not woke enough.

  60. In what may be the single most un-self-aware entry yet….

    How to Trump-Proof Your Electronic Communications

    If Donald’s going to be in charge of the surveillance apparatus, we should all take precautions.

    1. How do you do it, man? I can feel the IQ points threatening to leave my head just reading the excerpts, and yet you manage to keep derp-diving into these articles, day after day after day.

      1. Years of forwarded conspiracy-theory emails from my aunts and uncles have toughened my senses and raised my immunity.

    2. I posted this in the Snowden on Trump article:

      One thing that doesn’t seem to be being talked about much after the election…

      Many here have observed that perhaps the left’s leopards will all of a sudden change their spots regarding foreign intervention and limiting the power of the presidency after a Trump win.

      Perhaps (and hopefully), the leftists will also polish off their tinfoil hats with regard to privacy, encryption, and whistleblowing when it’s Trump’s death squads that are the ones spying on them.

      Would Silicon Valley be more likely to roll over and offer their collective taints to a Hillary or Trump run administration?

      Considering WikiLeaks’ roll in the election, it would be absolutely delicious to see Trump offer a hat tip to Assange in some way, if possible.

      Obviously less likely that Trump’ll do anything for Snowden or Manning, but perhaps the left will at least bring this shit up now.

  61. 1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list

    Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama’s request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration.

    The reason: In exchange for getting into the two programs, they handed over their identities, home addresses, and admitted to being in the United States illegally, making them the easiest to find and legally deport.

    “I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway,” said John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies.

    1. Remember to register your guns!

  62. Remember Obama’s “bitter clingers” remark? He was talking about Pennsylvania.

    So how did Hillary Clinton lose Pennsylvania, which had not gone Republican since 1988? I can’t pretend to know the answer. I’m just pointing back to what Obama said in 2008 to those donors in San Francisco. He knew the Democratic Party had a problem in Pennsylvania, and he thought it was economic. His idea was: We need to show that progressive government can bring these sad people good things, personal economic benefits.

    But as Mayhill Fowler said in her article, those people were asking for patriotism. And Trump was sharp enough to see the power of the message “Make America great again.” How many rallies did he hold in Pennsylvania over the course of the primary and general election seasons? How many thousands of Pennsylvanians heard, directly, his message of patriotism and national pride?

  63. “Trump’s cabinet is going to be … interesting.”

    I’ve been citing a Mother Jones article around here since May–because it was all about the facts of Hillary’s corruption rather than opinions and because Mother Jones is so unabashedly progressive, no one could question the facts based on the right wing slant of their editors.

    But I wouldn’t cite Mother Jones’ opinions about Donald Trump’s potential cabinet picks as evidence of anything but their progressive bias.

    That is a magazine published by an organization that calls itself the Foundation for National Progress.

    It’s more progressive than progressives.

    That is a magazine that proudly supported both the Sandinistas and Hugo Chavez.

    If you want a progressive opinion on Trump’s cabinet positions, maybe you link to Mother Jones, but I wouldn’t link to their opinions from a libertarian magazine without irony. I’m more interested in what ENB has to say about Trump’s cabinet than Mother Jones’ opinion.

    They’re about as anti-libertarian as you can get without trolling libertarians like Salon would.

    1. I’m more interested in what ENB has to say about Trump’s cabinet than Mother Jones’ opinion.

      Burnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  64. “George Zimmerman continues to show his charm.”

    Linking to The Root writing about George Zimmerman is like getting the take of Black Entertainment Television. . . . not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    “Karma hasn’t caught up with George Zimmerman yet.”

    “Karma” for exercising his right to self-defense?

    Do we not believe in the right of self-defense if the one defending himself isn’t a cute big-eyed bunny?

    ?

  65. Michigan Must Deliver Water In Flynt

    The need tu hustle

    1. I recently looked up the term “mostly peaceful” and found a lot of articles about anti-Trump demonstrations where some of the demonstrators were violent. As in blocking highways, attacking cars and businesses. The police literally reading the Riot Act.

      So apparently, “mostly peaceful” means not very peaceful at all.

      Then I found a couple articles which used the term “mostly peaceful” to describe US/China relations in the South China sea.

      1. oops, posted in the wrong place

    2. You’re killing me here Elizabeth

  66. They need to hustle.

    And trump needs to get us an edit button.

  67. I recently looked up the term “mostly peaceful” and found a lot of articles about anti-Trump demonstrations where some of the demonstrators were violent. As in blocking highways, attacking cars and businesses. The police literally reading the Riot Act.

    So apparently, “mostly peaceful” means not very peaceful at all.

    Then I found a couple articles which used the term “mostly peaceful” to describe US/China relations in the South China sea.

  68. So I mostly lurk, but I know a bunch of commenters here have prog-leaning wives/girlfriends. How do you handle it?

    Mine has been despondent since the election and keeps sending me huffpo articles about how white people are saying mean things and attacking minorities. Not sure if responding to each one by texting “American Reich!” is productive.

    1. We have an implicit agreement not to discuss her stupid politics (she might phrase that differently). There are more important things in life.

      1. Though she did threaten the truce yesterday with something along the lines of “I just need to ask this – if Trump turns his hate on the Jews, you’ll support me, right?” (she’s Jewish). That quickly devolved into “I don’t need you to laugh at me, I just need to know”. Ivanka being Orthodox & observing the Sabbath fairly strictly was news to my girl.

      2. I would love an agreement like this, but she vetoed it. Mentioned I thought most of these anecdotal “the racists are all coming out!” tweets huffpo has been aggregating were probably BS and got in an argument about believing without evidence.

      3. This is my strategy as well, though it’s really an explicit one. That (the ability to avoid talking about politics constantly) was one of my larger criteria when dating.

    2. My wife leans that way a bit, but really doesn’t like to talk about politics, unlike her sisters who have been on witch hunt since Tuesday night, determined to rid their lives once and for all of all the nasty, evil people who might not agree with them 100% on everything. If I was married to one of them, I’d be handling it with divorce, much like their previous husbands who got out while they could.

    3. My wife used to be a prog-by-default – she wasn’t very political but picked up a lot of ideas from her artsy leftist friends simply because she wasn’t exposed to anything else and didn’t care enough to go looking.

      This year, she bought a bunch of Gary Johnson yard signs and bumper stickers and tried to recruit our kid to hand out copies of the Declaration of Independence at school.

      Just be patient, and when events prove you right, don’t gloat.

      1. prog-by-default is an excellent description of my chica. Too much time on Facederp (not to mention the goddamn women’s studies degree her parents wasted money on). It’d be saying too much to even call her “political”.

  69. A couple weeks of Lou Reed stories but Leonard Cohen isn’t even going to get a mention?

    1. Shocking, isn’t it? I would’ve thought Cohen’s death would be the perfect opportunity for The Jacket to do some of his pop analytics shtick. Guess Cohen’s not cool enough for him.

    2. Isn’t he on tour with Lou Reed right now? I want to go, but i don’t have the money.

  70. Please join me in wishing Sesame Street a happy 47th birthday.

    /sorry if already mentioned above

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