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    In an interview on 60 Minutes, Donald Trump said the border wall may include fencing in some places. "I'm very good at this, it's called construction," Trump said. He also said he did not want the Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage. Meanwhile, the popular vote margin is likely to increase for Hillary Clinton. You won't have Gary Johnson to kick around anymore. And fuck Jill Stein too, writes Jezebel.

  • Trump announced he was selecting RNC head Reince Priebus as chief of staff and Stephen Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist.
  • Dave Chappelle wished Trump luck in a monologue on SNL, joking that he wouldn't leave the country and was sticking around for the tax break and to see how things work out.
  • Paul Ryan says Republicans aren't "planning on erecting a deportation force."
  • Rudy Giuliani says anti-Trump protesters were exaggerating their fears.
  • Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will work to weed out "fake news."
  • Tonight's supermoon will be the closest a full moon has been to Earth since 1948.
  • Does the Universe have death spheres?

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  1. …Donald Trump said the border wall may include fencing in some places.

    For aesthetic reasons.

    1. Such a classy fence. Gold plated like you wouldn’t believe.

      1. With a lovely shrubbery about halfway down.

        1. And another shrubbery just there, so we can have a little path.

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    2. What a cuck. A real American would dig a moat and fill it with alligators and giant pythons.

      1. It didn’t work in florida, why would it be more effective in the sonoran desert?

        1. It did work in Florida. They just dug a really large moat and filled the whole state with pythons and alligators. They don’t have much of an illegal border crossing problem there anymore.

          1. I thought that was because those capable of leaving Cuba already made it.

      2. Your girl still lost, cuck.

        1. Man-on-rooster lovin’ is still illegal, cuckadoodledoo.

          1. Hey, the clucks gonna cluck.

        2. Pity. After all she’s a wonderful career public servant our nation owes a debt of gratitude to and a good person, says President-elect Trump.

    3. Hello.

      Speaking of SNL…Norm lampooning the Clintons. You know, he and Dennis Miller were pure political satire comedians that put those posers Jon Stewart and John Oliver to shame.

      ‘The president’s a murderer! You didn’t know that?’

      Legend.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnw8JRpXdAc

      1. “Here’s President Clinton and the First Bitch.”

        Norm had her pegged from the get-go.

        1. “At the white house this week, the president officially came out against same-sex marriage. What’s more, the president said he is not too crazy about opposite-sex marriages, either.”

      2. Thanks you, Rufus. That was when SNL was funny and unafraid of taking on the powerful. I think the latter part will be returning soon.

  2. In an interview on 60 Minutes, Donald Trump said the border wall may include fencing in some places.

    TRUMP LIED, MUH CUOTNRY DIED

    1. Yeah but its going to be an electrified fence made with razor wire and minefields in front.

  3. 256) When I was a kid, science and technology seemed awesome. The space shuttle. Boba Fett. The Concorde. Fighter jets. Automatic sliding doors. In my 10-year-old mind it all congealed together into one Astonishing Science Tales-conglomerate. The future was going to be amazing!

    But as I got older, technology started to seem boring. After the Challenger disaster, nobody cared about space travel anymore. In the 1990s, it was all about boring shit?which computers had the fastest core or the most memory storage or whatever.

    After 2000, it was even worse?all about the stupid cell phones and who has the smallest screen or the lightest batteries. Who cares? I already had a phone in my house, and that I could now talk to people on the phone at the grocery store was not an astounding advance.

    And the windmills. Windmills were the hottest energy technology of the early 2000s. The future was going to look like 18th century Holland. Yawn.

    But in the last couple years, it seems like the world is getting back to fun technology. After 30 years of boring computer crap, now I read all the time about plans for Mars colonization, a new generation of supersonic airplanes, driverless cars, hyperloops (?), space tourism, and on and on. The future is turning awesome again.

    1. The future turned out to be sneakier than anyone thought. You don’t think it’s pretty cool that you can access the totality of human knowledge from a device in your pocket?

      Not that anyone uses it for that, but whatever.

      1. John doesn’t. He was going full Luddite yesterday.

        Here I figured he would be in a good mood because of the election.

        1. Luddite? Why? What? Fucking John. That guy is a maniac.

          1. He still hasn’t gotten over the spinning jenny.

      2. Wait, that’s what it’s for? I thought it was a just a portable porn machine

        1. What other sort of human knowledge would you want?

          1. It IS knowledge – in the Biblical sense.

      3. You don’t think it’s pretty cool that you can access the totality of human porn from a device in your pocket?
        Corrected it for you.

    2. See, Trump is already making America great again!

    3. Just to add to this, biotech has changed/is going to change a lot of things (mostly for the better). That seems boring to a lot of people, and in a way it is. Some dumb test tube filled with proteins that you can’t see isn’t nearly as cool as a rocket. It just isn’t. But as far as quality of life is concerned, it’s a much bigger deal and (barring extra-planetary colonization) much more revolutionary. It’s just quieter because the coolness is more in tiny details than huge awesome rockets.

      1. Sure, the big rockets are cool. But space exploration is cool even without those because of the potential for humanity to expand – libertopia will probably not be on earth, barring a near extinction event. Also the potential to find other forms of life, etc.

        1. and with other forms of life, new and exciting forms of porn

          1. I doubt there will be anything that the Japanese haven’t thought up already.

    4. Congratulations on post 100base16, an auspicious number for a science post. Cell phones were truly game changers, not because of the telephony but because of GPS, navigation, cameras, etc. Even Heinlein, arguably the first person to foresee the mobile telephony revolution (in Between Planets) did not see that as the enabling technology for pervasive computing. Clarke came close in foreseeing laptops and messaging.

      You also ignored the advances in robotics that allowed us to explore more cheaply than we could have otherwise. I would have preferred astronauts, but you take what you get.

      1. “Congratulations on post 100base16, an auspicious number for a science post.”

        Thank you, and thanks for noticing! A serendipitous coincidence, as I didn’t notice which number I was on.

        “GPS, navigation, cameras, etc.”

        A rational point, but: Eh, on a visceral level, phones still boring though.

        1. Yeah but your phone is now just an app that you have on your phone.

        2. “I didn’t notice which number I was on.”

          LOL. Sure you didn’t.

          Yes, I still want my flying car and my lunar vacay. But portable pr0n is pretty awesome.

        3. It was the same long ago. Railroads were tremendous visible visceral changes then came the telegraph and telephone, which were obviously great advantages, but who other than Edison aspired to be a telegrapher or telephone operator? Then came the car and airplane.

      2. Pournelle – Niven in The Mote in the Gods Eye (1974) and Oath of Fealty (1981) both pretty much nailed that it would be like to have truly mobile computing.

        Mote had one of if not the first accurate description of modern tablets and Oath went a step further to cellular enabled direct neural interfaces

    5. After 2000, it was even worse?all about the stupid cell phones and who has the smallest screen or the lightest batteries. Who cares? I already had a phone in my house, and that I could now talk to people on the phone at the grocery store was not an astounding advance.

      Actually, it was an incredibly amazing advance. One that has helped probably more than any other technology to bring a billion people out of abject poverty in the last 20 years or so. People underestimate the *usefullness* of a cellphone – after all, we already had a wired comm infrastructure, this is just a small advance from that, right?

      Nope – cell phones meant that the huge infrastructure cost of connecting homes in businesses (and it was so huge that the US *forced you city dwellers, at gunpoint* to fund the extension of phone service out into the rural areas) was simply gone. For the cost of setting up a generator and a radio tower in your village you could now communicate (and do real-time business with) people on the other side of the world.

      The only technology that’s comparable as a game-changer in the 20/21st century is the internet.

    6. But in the last couple years, it seems like the world is getting back to fun technology. After 30 years of boring computer crap, now I read all the time about plans for Mars colonization, a new generation of supersonic airplanes, driverless cars, hyperloops (?), space tourism, and on and on. The future is turning awesome again.

      Dude, Sex Robots! Sex Robots! Who cares about all that space turdism.

      1. Space sex tourism. Where do I sign up?

        1. I almost typed “Where do I send my deposit?” You all dodged that bullet.

    7. Except that mobile phones should be getting smaller instead of bigger.

    8. The entire world becoming unified in communication, facilitating a level of cultural inter-connectivity and cultural exchange the likes of which the world has never seen before, that was BORING to you??

      Wow, you sound like a really boring person. Settling gigantic desert planets is the best it gets, eh??

    9. My wife, kids, and I literally bumped into f’ing Buzz Aldrin last Thursday at the San Jose airport!

  4. Slate has a list of alleged racist incidents that have occurred since Trump was elected.

    1) Maybe two of these are actual incidents that a sane person might consider troublesome? I’m sorry, some high school kid yelling something stupid to get attention is not really an incident.

    2) Most of the graffiti with Trump’s name and swastikas is clearly anti-Trump! These are not white racists “feeling their oats,” as the article has it, it’s graffiti artists linking Trump to Nazism!

    1. I figure a lot of false flag incidents, as that is what the left seems to specialize in.

      1. That’s my assumption until proven otherwise. It fits too cleanly with the left’s narrative, and they have a sordid track record of doing things like that.

      2. And these events keep being anonymous.

        1. It feels true.

      3. You would think with all the practice they have they could at least do something halfway believable.

    2. Given the track record of the past few years, most of the graffiti is the work of leftists trying to create a narrative. At this point, I simply assume racist graffiti is bogus until proven otherwise. Aggrieved lefties can thank their fellow travelers for that.

      1. And incidents of harassment or assault are fake unless there is video.

      2. I heard some Trump supporters attacked Tawana Brawley again.

        1. Jackie’s attackers are UVA Trump supporters.

    3. These “America for whites” and such vandalism acts taking place in blue state America are mostly being perpetrated by unhinged Weigelian Obama mommas.

      The left has gone completely stark raving insane, and it happened a while ago.

      1. perpetrated by unhinged Weigelian Obama mommas.

        The left has gone completely stark raving insane

        Ahem. Own goal, broheim.

  5. Meanwhile, the popular vote margin is likely to increase for Hillary Clinton.

    It never decreases after Election Day counting.

    1. More than 50% of voters still voted against her.
      More voters all choose to not vote at all than voted for her

      1. If only “none of the above” could actually win…

        1. Or at least call for a ‘do over’

          1. (with new candidates)

            1. Nah, let the office sit empty for a term. The parties can have four years to think about what they did and then try again.

              1. I love gridlock. Trump can accomplish this.

    2. Fun fact–Hillary had the most votes in the 2008 primary, too.

      As obnoxious as Obama has been at times, I’ll take the last eight years with him in the seat a hundred times out of a hundred over Hillary. Thank goodness for federalism.

    3. It’ll be fun to count these up once CA secedes from the Union. Trump would have won 306-177 and would have won the popular vote by 2 mil once you count out that bastion of freedom.

      1. Absentee ballots aren’t included in the popular vote totals and they tend to heavily favor Republicans. Also, and I have no idea if it is true, but I’ve read that three million illegals voted in the election. IF that turns out to be true it will put a big hit on Hillary’s popular vote totals.

  6. 10 beers a day and you live forever…

    A beer a day helps prevent stroke and heart disease, new study suggests

    A pint of beer a day could help reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

    A study of 80,000 adults found the natural decline in high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, in the body was slowed by a moderate intake of alcohol.

    The results showed that one or two daily servings of alcohol for a man, or up to one for a woman, was associated with a slower HDL decline than either not drinking at all, or drinking too heavily.

    While the trend applied to both beer and spirits, the effect was most visible for drinkers of beer, the Pennsylvania State University study found.

    1. See–science is getting awesome again!

    2. Beer, is there anything it can’t do?

        1. You’re a monster.

            1. It’s not, but it still manages to shock.

        2. Dead to me. You.

        3. I’m a gin ‘n’ vodka man myself.

          1. White wine spritzer or gtfo.

            1. *warily eyes CJ*

        4. Find a cliff, jump off of it, repeat until problem is solved.

    3. Duh. This is about the 40th study over the last 19 years suggesting this.

      The most interesting was the longitudinal showing overall mortality rates. Same thing, 1-2 per day is the sweet spot.

      1. Duh. This is about the 40th study over the last 19 years suggesting this.

        See? The science is settled.

      2. 1-2 per day is the sweet spot

        Tease.

      3. The most interesting was the longitudinal showing overall mortality rates. Same thing, 1-2 per day is the sweet spot.

        Yeah… but who wants to quit drinking at noon?

    4. I took care of all the necessary consumption between my late teens and late thirties. Even though I quit recently I should be all set moving forward. Logic, amirite?

    5. The cause of, and solution to, all the world’s problems.

      1. +1 giant catapult.

        Pedantic: all of “life’s” problems I think

    6. The only problem is having to stop at one or two.

    7. Liquor is quicker. And less fattening. More bang for the calorie.

  7. Rudy said something 100% right for once.

  8. Trump announced he was selecting RNC head Reince Priebus as chief of staff …

    Trump wrangler? If he thought his last job was a tough gig.

    1. With a name like Reince Priebus, he has to be good.

      1. Too much like rancid proboscis.

  9. Does the Universe have death spheres?

    No, that was just conservatard rhetoric to scare people away from supporting Obamacare.

    1. What are Warty’s testicles, then, NOT zero-point-energy-harvesting orbs of chaos?

      1. But those aren’t death spheres, but rather life spheres. Warty has seeded large sections of the galaxy with them.

        1. I defer to your expertise re: Warty’s gonadal capabilities.

          1. Besides, everyone knows that Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most metal way for the universe to die.

            1. Only sections of galaxies. Better than SMOD.

    2. Eh, false vacuum, whatever. If they exist they expand at c – you’ll never even know its on the way until its already here and it’ll be so fast you won’t feel a thing.

  10. Where do I sign up?

    Sorority Members Arrested After Forcing Pledges To Eat Mud And Garbage, Police Say

    Police said they arrived at an off-campus sorority house and found four young women being forced to eat mud and garbage.

    Sorority members were also accused of pour fowl smelling liquids onto the women.

    One student, who didn’t want to be identified, said she dropped out of the pledging process early on because of the abuse.

    “They would say like ‘you’re worthless,’ or ‘you’re a stupid (expletive).’ Some of us got stepped on and they’re all wearing heels,” she said.

    Seven women, ages 19 to 21 years old, were arrested.

    fowl?

    1. Think I’ve seen that one.

    2. + salmonella

    3. They left out the parts where the girls then started wrestling in the mud, tearing each other’s clothes off and then eventually making out.

      1. Once I hear sorority, I shut everything else out and just let my imagination take over.

    4. So, not actually ‘forced’ then. I don’t think people understand that you’re not forced to do anything oyu can walk away from.

      You’re forced to pay taxes. You’re not forced to eat garbage. You may not get into that sorority, but you’re not *entitled* to that. In any case, if they’re making you eat garbage, are these really the people you want to *live* with for the next several years, let alone associate with after school is over?

    5. Never crossed the equator, I guess. Always a pollywog, never a shellback.

  11. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will work to weed out “fake news.”

    The Onion and MSNBC take a hit.

    1. Search : Trump supporter grabbed my pussy and called me a liberal *”‘#&. Delete.

    2. I read that as ‘we’re gonna teach the deplorables to fuck with us’.

    3. The link is screwed up and I don’t do facebook so what exactly are these fake news stories?

      1. I don’t know, too lazy to click, but a lot of people on there share bias-confirming stories from ostensible news sites that have really fake-sounding names.

    4. Funny, “weeding out” is what I’ve done with Facebook.

      1. Meanwhile, California is weeding in.

    5. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will work to weed out “fake news.”

      The Onion and MSNBC take a hit.

      NYT: What are we, chopped liver?
      WaPo: We feel othered.
      NBC: We’re declaring bankruptcy.

  12. Rudy Giuliani says anti-Trump protesters were exaggerating their fears.

    How dare he imply the left is populated with drama queens.

    1. They are not drama queens, they just need time outs with puppies and soft pillows when they hear something they don’t like.

      1. Fuck the earplugs. Just pound steel rods into their ears.

  13. “It’s good to be back home,” the hair said.

    “I guess. I already miss being out on the road, though,” the hat said.

    “Not me. I’m sick of being washed in the sink?”

    “And being dropped in the toilet,” the hat said, dripping with mock sympathy.

    “Yes,” the hair drawled sarcastically. “So good of you to remember.”

    “I’m going to miss the road. Oh, man? that time in August?”

    “Yes, the afternoon that Ivanka sat on you for three hours. You talk about it constantly.”

    “I had that stank for days, brother. For days.”

    “I remember it vividly.”

    “My buffon was on her button. She was rubbin’ herself raw on me.”

    The hair made a noncommittal noise. He wasn’t in the mood to fight about it again.

    1. A toilet flushed in the nearby suite and they both listened to see if anyone was coming. The door to the wig vault had been left open and if anyone came in to close it the hair would be cut off from the hat on its peg in the closet.

      “What do you think it’s going to be like in The White House?” the hair asked.

      “I don’t know. I doubt he’ll wear me much more,” the hat said. “Not like you.”

      “We’ll still see each other everyday probably. If not in the living area, then maybe on his desk. He might leave you there his entire administration. You are the reason he’s President after all.”

      “Maybe you can convince him to give us our own bedroom. We could get bunkbeds!” the hat said.

      “Maybe,” the hair said. “I just hope we get new Secret Service code names.”

      “What? You don’t like being called ‘Michelle’s Weave?'”

      “And you are happy with ‘Hat?’ You didn’t even get a code name.”

      “Whatever. I just hope it’s a warm Janurary?”

      “Why?” the hair asked.

      “So we can open up the windows. Get that? smell aired out.”

      “Jesus, why do you have to be like that?”

      “What? Be like what? Honest? I’m the hat that tells it like it is.”

      “Oh, c’mon.”

      “You know what I mean. Popeye’s hushpuppies, relaxer, lotion, that musk they get when the rut is on ’em?”

      “Can you just not?”

      “Hey,” the hat said. “I 30% recycled. Part of me used to be FUBU jacket. I know what the fuck I’m talking about.”

      1. Lovely! Truly, these are Hat ‘n’ Hair’s salad days.

      2. For being sentient but non-ambulatory, the seem to be remarkably well adjusted. This bordered on maudlin.

      3. Far and away the best thing about this election is that we get four more years of hat & hair adventures.

  14. After poll failure, expert makes good on promise to eat bug

    Sam Wang, of the Princeton Election Consortium, made good on his Twitter word on CNN Saturday.

    He ate from a can of gourmet-style crickets and added in some honey.

    He said John the Baptist ate locusts and honey in the wilderness, and he considers himself to be in the wilderness as well.

    Wang says on the consortium’s website that polls failed, but that his analysis “amplified” that failure. He apologized for “underestimating the possibility” of Trump winning.

    Wang is a data scientist and neuroscientist at Princeton.

    1. Four of the seven types of locust in the Levantine are kosher. No word on crickets.

    2. Firing him seems more sensible, but what do I know, I just cook.

      1. His name is “Sam Wang.” What can we do to him that life hasn’t already?

        1. Place a photo of him on SIV’s blog?

          1. Are there fifty-year-old pictures of him in thigh highs and a pointy bra?

            1. Don’t forget the plain white panties one could show a movie on.

        2. Hey Wang, this place is restricted so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish, OK?

          1. I’d pay money to see the guy introduced using “This is my guest, Mr. Wang (no offense).”

    3. “He said John the Baptist ate locusts and honey in the wilderness, and he considers himself to be in the wilderness as well.”

      Someone is coming whose feet he will not even be worthy to wash.

    4. The Mexican grasshoppers are surprisingly delicious. So are the Mezcal worms.

  15. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will work to weed out “fake news.”

    C’mon, that’s not fair. Some people really like the New York Times.

  16. Well we have that going for us…

    Donald Trump’s victory ‘predicted by Nostradamus who said it would bring about the end of the world’

    Conspiracy theorists claim the 16th century prophet saw it coming – something the pollsters failed to do – and predicted the election result would lead to the end of the world through a catastrophic war.

    They’re quoting two different predictions which refer to a “great shameless, audacious brawler” taking control of the army and a breakout of “nuclear combat”.

    Trump, the Republican candidate, will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the US on January 20 after upsetting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night’s historic vote .

    1. Nostradamus used the phrase “nuclear combat”?

      1. No, as usual, they are using the vagueness of his writings to interpret it as they wish.

        1. I’m pretty sure I could I could type up 500 pages of vague nonsense and 500 hundred years from now someone could sift through it and find proof the Lachowsky predicted all matter of things. Nostradamus did nothing but write gibberish.

      2. “Well, boys, I reckon this is it — nucl’r combat, toe to toe with the Russkies.”

    2. One of the most boring prophets out there. It’s all just vague nothings.

  17. Dave Chappelle wished Trump luck in a monologue on SNL, joking that he wouldn’t leave the country and was sticking around for the tax break and to see how things work out.

    Only Chappelle could pull that off in front of a shell shocked New York audience.

    1. Chappelle really is a comedic genius.

      1. +1 blind KKK member

    2. He also made a joke about how he hadn’t seen so many white people mad about a decision since the OJ verdict. That was awesome.

      1. Related to this Leonhart? – credibility. She can’t even answer a straightforward questio.

    3. I thought he dropped off the face of the earth about a decade ago. Weird to see him sort of back.

  18. David Leonhardt, a columnist for The New York Times, noted on Friday that if current trends hold, Clinton will have a 1.7-percentage-point popular vote lead over Trump.

    Which is still less than the 3.3% Johnson got. Meaning a majority of Americans still did not want Hillary Clinton to be president.

    But it comes as welcome news for progressives eager to cast aspersions on President-elect Trump’s political mandate ? and gives fodder to a nascent campaign to abolish the electoral college, which has defied the will of the voters twice in the past two decades.

    Looking forward to a second course of liberal tears December 19 when the Electoral College formally votes for President Trump. What a bizarre delusion.

    1. Are they counting all of the absentee ballots too? A lot of times no one bothers to open them.

    2. Trump did poorly compared to Romney in states that don’t matter like California and Washington.

      1. right. Most states don’t bother counting the absentee ballots if they total less than the margin of victory.

    3. It’s like complaining that there’s a three point line in basketball. My team made more field goals, but your team just won on a technicality – 3 pointers shouldn’t be a thing. ELIMINATE THE TREY!!!

    1. But are they in series?

  19. If you feel like winding the progs up for round 2 of pants shitting once their Trump tears dry up, there’s this:
    There are two ways to amend the constitution: Congress can propose amendments or the states can call for a convention. Progs will set up their own gut punch when they quickly reply that Dems can filibuster Congress proposing amendments. But it takes legislatures of 2/3 of the states (34) to call for a convention to propose amendments and then legislatures of 3/4 of the states (38) to ratify the amendment. As of March, 28 states have already passed resolutions calling for a constitutional convention to consider a balanced budget amendment. Only 6 more to go.
    Republicans increased their control of state legislatures this election. The GOP now controls 68 out of 98 partisan state legislative chambers (plus Nebraska) and have more than 30 governors. Some states with Dem governors have veto-proof GOP legislatures. It’s unclear if a state convention would have to stick to solely a balanced budget amendment or if, once convened, they could go ahead and propose any and all amendments that warm GOP hearts. This is probably too arcane to move us from Derpcon Level 2 to Derpcon Level 1, but it might.

    1. resolutions calling for a constitutional convention to consider a balanced budget amendment.

      It that was the one and only issue, this would be fine. But if other things can be brought up, this would be worse than a nuclear disaster. Can you imagine the idiots who would attend and vote on restricting our rights? Can you say Huckabee or Santorum? OMG!!!!

      1. Or fat-assed Christie?

      2. Proposed amendments still have to be approved by 3/5 (3/4?) of state legislatures. The convention can only propose amendments.

        1. It takes legislatures of 2/3 of the states (34) to call for a convention to propose amendments and then legislatures of 3/4 of the states (38) to ratify the amendment. I read that somewhere here

      3. It’s a horse race between which group would create a more thorough tyranny: christian police state conservatives trying to outlaw homosexuality or the smug proggie busybodies banning soda and the like.

        1. Hmmm…I wonder which of these groups are a greater threat to America in 2016?

  20. It’s Just a Phase: The Supermoon Won’t Drive You Mad

    The moon looms large in folklore, urban legends and myths from around the world. And on Monday Nov. 14, it will loom larger in the sky than it has in decades.

    Every full moon is a spectacular sight, if skies are clear. But November’s full moon is far from ordinary. It will be the closest full moon since 1948, and we won’t see another full moon this close again until 2034, according to NASA.

    Because the moon follows an elliptical path around Earth, sometimes it is closer to us ? at its closest, a position called “perigee,” it is 14 percent closer to Earth than when it is at its farthest position, known as “apogee.” When that proximity coincides with the full moon phase, making the moon 30 percent brighter in the night sky, the event is referred to as a “supermoon.”

    The moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, so it’s no wonder that many myths ? from werewolves to induced lunacy to epileptic seizures ? have built up regarding its supposed effects on us.

    1. But it will still turn me into a werewolf right!

      1. A Warty-Rapesquatchy-Wolf

    2. supermoon

      Oh, these euphemisms!

    1. Stocky girl. Would be a good milk maid on the farm.

  21. Swedish Chef Attacked By ‘Muslim Men’ Because He ‘Looks Like Donald Trump’

    Writing in a Facebook post which has since been deleted, Anders Vendel explained that two men grabbed his arms from behind, while a third began punching him in the face. After about 20 blows to the face, Vendel fell to the floor, and all three men began kicking him in the head and face. The Malmo chef said he believes the attack, which left him with a “broken nose, bumps, clogged eye, mouth, lips, and jaw? even a broken right thumb,” took place because he “looks like Donald Trump.”

      1. you sonofabitch

    1. Bork bork bork!

    2. [muppets reference again]

      1. Hurdieg gurden de Moozlim meatballs! Ooh! Moozlim git bick in de pert!

    3. Borka bork bork de Trumpa bork!

    4. “More violence associated with Trump!”
      – NYT Headline

    5. More like pork! pork! pork!

    6. Muslim Men, working tirelessly to prove Trump right about them.

    7. Given that the guy doesn’t look like Donald Trump except maybe in how both are blonde and tubby, I’m giving this claim as much credence as all the prog claims of sudden redneck attacks.

    8. He doesn’t look like him…at all.

      Bork, bork, bork.

    9. Yeah, that guy is the spitting image of Trump! not

  22. Suicide hotlines receive record number of calls after Trump win

    According to multiple reports, many of those calling or texting into hotlines are members of the LGBTQ community, minorities and victims of sexual assault who are worried about Trump’s victory.

    The Suicide Prevention Lifeline told “The Washington Post” it is seeing calls “unmatched in the hotline’s history,” with a response unlike that in 2008 or 2012.

    The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention project for LGBTQ youth has also seen a spike in calls, so much so that it took to posting specifically about the election on its website.

    “The Trevor Project, like many others, is surprised by the outcome of this year’s election. We have endured one of the toughest campaigns this country has ever experienced, and we are now facing a new reality,” the post reads. “We are dedicated to protecting LGBTQ and all youth and to proving that every person matters and that the future matters.”

    So America _will_ be great again.

    1. The LGBTQ people freaking out is completely irrational. Trump has historically supported gay marriage, personally and politically. He said he was going to protect LGBTQ people and actually held up a rainbow flag at a campaign event. Yet the Democratic party has still managed to be successful in instilling this irrational fear among LGBTQ people.

      1. They aren’t worried about that. Like BLM, feminists, warmistas, etc. they are really just pinkos who use those issues to further their cause. They are upset because Trump is a capitalist.

        1. Is he, though? I mean, by progressive standards, yes, he’s a capitalist. But in fact?

          1. No. But for progs, anyone right of Warren is a diehard Ayn Rand-spouting pushing-grandma-off-a-cliff chimney-sweep-enslaving bemonocled Snidely Whiplash-looking capitalist.

            1. Just leave your grandmother out on the ice floe and STFU.

          2. They’re probably upset because they thought they were getting Hillary: gun restrictions, 2x SJW Supreme Court nominees, etc.

          3. From what I can tell, only libertarians understand how Trump’s industry, big city real estate, is the polar opposite of free market. It’s essentially irrelevant to progressives, however, who see free market capitalism as big business robbing the people.

      2. The left spent so long vilifying him in an attempt to help Hillary’s campaign that they bought into their own ridiculous hyperbole.

      3. The LGBTQ people freaking out is completely irrational.

        My wife works for a law form that does a lot of LGBTQFERDADHBW outreach kind of work, surrogate agreements, adoptions et cetera. The day after the election her coworkers were crying at their desk and their clients were calling en masse to get their adoption papers finalized because apparently Trump is going to take away adopted children and invalidate everyone’s marriages or something. They’re probably the most hysterical subset of the proggy freakout right now.

        1. The people for whom the word beclowned was invented.

        2. …and they’re the ones with pretty much nothing to worry about. I can get why Mexicans and Muslims might have some worries. Gays and blacks? Not so much, since he’s said nothing against them.

          1. Yeah, but Trump is going to allow Pence to round them up into camps where they will have Bible verses read to them out of loudspeakers every hour.

        3. It doesn’t help to tell people that since marriage, adoption etc are state issues, Trump’s election will have no affect on these things.

          The place to work on these issues is at the state level. This is something that the right to lifers worked out some time ago.

          1. You’d think lawyers specializing in that field would know that. But no, they literally spent the day after election crying in their office.

      4. LGBT Democrats upon Obama, anti-Gay Marriage, winning 2008: SUCH A GREAT DAY FOR US!!

        LGBT Democrats upon Trump, pro-Gay Marriage, winning 2016: THIS IS THE END!! ALL IS LOST!!

        1. They’re actually starting to piss me off. They’re against Trump because they thought the guy was anti gay marriage. They’re acting like the “fact” he is against gay marriage is the end of the world for their rights. But back in 2008, when I VOTED for a guy who was PRO gay marriage, they backed a guy who was against it and smugly told me that that one issue didn’t matter enough not to get on the Obama bandwagon.

          I personally think if you had no problems with a candidate holding any view eight years ago you have no right to bitch about another candidate holding that view now.

      5. If libertarians were capable of empathy, the anxiety of the LGBTQ+ communities would be understandable. They’re afraid that, with Trump in office, it will still be legal to be mean to LBGTQ+, and able to refuse their demands to bake them a wedding cake, photograph their events, and pay for their gender re-assignment procedures.

      6. Not to mention Trump’s supporter Peter Thiel, who spoke at the Convention and said “I am proud to be a gay Republican” to widespread applause!

    2. Did the suicide hotline give them the right advice, don’t cut across the wrist, cut vertically.

      1. “down the street, not across the road”

    3. a response unlike that in 2008 or 2012.

      Because the right isn’t batshit insane.

      1. Not that much, comparatively.

    4. More evidence that progressivism is a mental disorder.

    5. Normal dramatic person not really suicidal: ‘I’m gonna kill myself’
      Rufus: Ok.
      NDPNRS: Hello?
      Rufus: I’m waiting.
      NDPNRS: Did you hear what I said?
      Rufus: I did.
      NDPNRS: Aren’t you supposed to talk me out of it?
      Rufus: I thought I just did.
      NDPNRS: But I’m really freaking out!
      Rufus: Every second you waste here is stolen from a truly sick person. I suggest you get your little fedora hat and go take a walk and get some fresh air you over dramatic pansy.
      NDPNRS: Ok.

      Click.

    6. Proggie snowflake suicides seem like a feature, not a bug.

  23. Speaking of misogyny. I’d be curious to know Rod Stewart’s opinion. Because his lyrics (including those with Faces/Small Faces) were, erm, you know misogynistic.

    I’m surprised no one has been triggered by them.

    1. Who in the hell listens to Rod Stewart old man?

    2. It would be fun to send a bunch of sjws back to the 70’s.

      1. This is the movie those Ghostbusters ladies should have appeared in.

    3. +1 gallon of semen pumped from Rod Stewart’s stomach

    4. Who?

      1. You know, the Twilight Zone guy.

    5. Music historians.

  24. Agents Brace for Pre-Trump Border Surge
    Border patrol union president predicts career-level supervisors will now resist Obama directives to stem rush.

    With Donald Trump’s presidency now only a matter of time instead of a hypothetical, border agents are bracing for a surge in illegal immigration at the southwest border as people race to get into the United States before the door shuts.

    At the same time, according to the head of the union representing 16,5000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, career-level managers of the agency are likely to push back against the directives of outgoing political appointees of President Obama.

    “You can expect to see CBP pushing back and holding those people,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “They’re going want to make it look like they’re in lockstep with him [Trump] ? We’re already seeing it now.”

    Judd said the processing center at Nogales, Arizona, is set to open soon, and he added that he expects other processing centers to open, as well, in order to increase detention capacity.

    Career-level supervisors will be more worried about offending the incoming administration than the outgoing one, Judd said.

    1. I heard that a lot of illegals were starting to self-deport. I’m not doubting that anyone who had thought of border jumping would probably try to get in ahead of the new president taking office. Any idea whether the overall trend will be net inbound or outbound?

  25. Tonight’s supermoon will be the closest the moon has been to Earth since 1948.

    Moon is great again. Gonna be YUGE.

    1. Like a thin crust pizza pie, that’s amore.

  26. Good morning. I know a lot of people here have been making light of progressives’ extreme reactions to the election, but I can’t be among them anymore.

    Shit got real over the weekend.

    On Sunday morning, I was at Starbucks with my wife and son. There was a trans couple there, not bothering anyone, when a white guy in a “Make America Great Again” hat walked up and addressed the first individual, a male identifying as a female who identifies as a male, referred to that person, i shit you not, as “he,” when the individual’s pronouns were clearly “xim.”

    Worse, when xis partner spoke up, the shitlord addressed that person as “her,” even though that person was apronounal!!!

    I’m LITERALLY SHAKING just thinking about it.

    #thisisdonaldtrumpsamerica

    #rejectingelectionresultsisokaywhenwedoit

    1. Since political correctness is now illegal, I’m going to point out that shaving off three days of facial stubble goes a long way to helping folks realize one’s identifying as a woman.

      Well. Except the French, they do what they like.

    2. Ha. There was a guy on the radio Friday saying that he witnessed a white guy driving by yell “TRUMP” at some black kids instead of “nigger”. Even assuming that he actually witnessed such an event, how the hell would he know what word the guy said Trump in place of (since, you know… he didn’t actually say it)?

      1. Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can ‘ni’ at will to old ladies.

  27. Two different Slate headlines (2012 and 2016) on the Electoral College:

    Behind every Media Double Standard is a Single Standard: Elect Democrats.

  28. Anyway…..given all the terror supposedly inspired by Trump, has there been any actual, y’know, violence? The press doesn’t seem to notice that all of the actual violence is the work of the Love Trumps Hate crew.

    1. None, but that hasn’t stopped them. Lesley Stahl on the 60 Minutes interview with Trump airing last night appeared dumbfounded that Trump wasn’t aware of the ‘thousands of Muslims, blacks, gays and other minorities who had been attacked by white supremacist hordes’. Our morning news today replayed her comments in case we hadn’t seen them, so we’ll know it must be factual.

      Amazing that there’s almost no evidence for any of this, but there’s plenty of evidence of people being attacked for being Trump supporters, including a local high school girl who got the crap beaten out of her — all recorded on video — for merely saying she liked Trump on Instagram. And, of course, there’s the ‘peaceful’ protesters breaking store windows, looting, etc.

      If they had any evidence they’d be broadcasting it as the lead story every minute. But they have nothing, so instead they’ll instill in people’s minds that ‘of course’ it’s happening in Trump’s America, and the feeble haters all gobble it up and push it as ‘truth’. It’s already very evident on all social media.

      1. The Chron had that video of a crazy woman yelling stuff on BART and two doofus looking white dudes quietly holding Confederate flags at the Veterans Day parade in Petaluma. Those two things together most certainly portend the coming of an American Kristalnaacht.

  29. Appealing to physics people here:

    http://bit.ly/2f8IfuT

    Is this accurate? I see .gov and don’t trust it.

    1. I see bit.ly on H&R and don’t trust it.

    2. The *magnitude* of CO2 along is way off. Whoever wrote that multiplied the weight of the guzzoline as if it was *all* carbon.

      In reality guzzoline is a hydrocarbon mix – contains carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen (along with other stuff). Which is why you get CO2, CO, water, sulfur and nitrogen compounds, etc out the tail pipe.

      1 gallon of guzzoline probably does produce *approximately* 20 pounds of *total* waste – but not 20 pounds of CO2.

      1. To clarify – they figured the conversion rate from C+O2 to CO2 properly, and if they had bothered to figure out how much of that 6.5 pounds was actually carbon they would have gotten close – still wrong but sperical cows and all that . . .

        Not all the carbon in gas is converted to CO2. Inefficiencies, improper temps, etc mean some of it comes out as CO or ash instead of CO2 and not all of the weight of gas is carbon.

        1. Um….gasoline is almost all carbon and hydrogen, with the only oxygen coming from ethanol (usually). At 10% ethanol that makes about 3% oxygen. With catalytic converters the conversion f carbon to CO2 is very nearly 100%. And there is essentially no ash in gasoline.

          A gallon of gasoline is about 6 lbs. At 90% carbon, the 5.4 lb of carbon gets oxidized to just under 20 lbs of CO2.

          1. I prefer Top Fuel. Nitromethane or GTFO.

      2. ^Agreed with all your thoughts – and I’ll also point out that they deliberately set up the units to sound more alarming in the header.

        20 pounds of pollutant out of one little gallon of gasoline sounds scary, but the gasoline is, as they leave out of the headline, itself over six pounds per gallon.

        Now it is a fact that pollutants are something like triple the input fuel, mass-balance wise, but until you find a fuel that produces energy through a process other than oxidation, that’s kind of a given.

    3. Rufus – in short, yes. But, as Ag notes, there are other byproducts, most notable CO from incomplete combustion.

      But the math is approximately right to a pretty close estimate.

  30. DU is still down, but the feelings keep rolling in.

    I feel that I, as a middle-aged white man, must apologize for the 53% of white males and similar percentage of white females who voted for this stealth neo-Nazi. The neo-Nazi rattled the cage of racial anxiety, and he got elected. We non-racist white people and all people of color MUST turn out in 2018 and 2020 to repel the fascism that is threatening us. The Democratic Party must also go back to its 1933 roots for the working class and middle class.

    So… the DNC needs to get even more racist?

    1. Wow that is just incredibly historically illiterate.

      1. …which just adds to the deliciousness. I love how they remain smug even in abject defeat.

        1. And by remaining smug and defiant, they will ensure many more failures to come, so it’s doubly wonderful.

    2. I was sick to my stomach. Woke up every two hours hoping it was a freaking nightmare. Hubby is sick over it, too. I haven’t been able to watch a single bit of news because I don’t want to see even a start of a story on that narcissistic felonious jacked-up bastard or his stupid wife and family. I don’t know how I’m going to get through the next four years.

      My heart aches for Sec. Clinton. I don’t want to hear shit about her being a “flawed” candidate. She got herself out there, took chances, so of course the hateful, cowardly, misogynistic republicans were going to work to tear her down after everything she’s done for our nation.

      Yeah, uhhhhhh…. what was that exactly?

      1. Sold a fifth of our uranium supply to the russians, got a ambassador killed, gave away state secrets like candies (even on live TV), and that’s just what first sprung to mind.

        Why wouldn’t you vote that?

        1. Started an illegal war in Libya.

        2. Got an ambassador killed *while using him to funnel weapons to ISIS*

          The last part is just too important to leave out. The bitch should be hung.

          1. The bitch should be hung

            She may be hung, but she should be hanged.

            1. Mr. SugarFree, paging Mr. SugarFree.

            2. As with drank and drunk, I’m going to go with what sounds better and know that eventually the accepted grammar rules will catch up.

      2. She got herself there! Ummmm, by marrying a far more talented politician and remaining married to him after he spent the better part of four decades publicly humiliating her. YOU GO GIRL!

        1. She might literally be the worst possible feminist icon for a first female president. If the message you want to portray to little girls is “You can be anything you want, even president!” you couldn’t choose a worse person for that than someone whose entire political career is based off marrying the right man.

          1. Actually, Hillary is the near-perfect embodiment of modern feminism:
            It doesn’t matter that she is a serial liar, because VAGINA!
            It doesn’t matter that she is horribly corrupt, because VAGINA!
            It doesn’t matter that she committed criminal acts, because VAGINA!
            It doesn’t matter that she achieved nothing on her own, because VAGINA!
            It doesn’t matter that she is incompetent, because VAGINA!
            The ONLY thing that matters is that she shares the same reproductive equipment as you!

          2. You go away. girl.

      3. “My heart aches for Sec. Clinton.”

        Ha! Don’t worry, she’ll be fine with her millions.

      4. Ghost of Vince Foster disapproves.

    3. “The only way to defeat Trumphitler… is to become him!”

      1. You know there’s some Clinton hacks out there wondering what they could have burned down to get her elected.

        1. +1 Kristallnacht.

        2. The Reichstag? No, that one has already been done…. The Bill Clinton Presidential Library?

    4. I understand this: peoples’ financial and emotional security and physical safety should not be imperiled because of who has the majority in the House and Senate. That the beast Republicans are able to undo laws that protect LGBT, minorities, dismantle Social Security and Medicare, defund Medicaid and Planned Parenthood, and we look to the Democratic representatives to hold a line, is ridiculous. We need legislation, even a constitutional amendment to make some things inviolable.

      Social Security and Medicare affect me personally, but I have friends and relatives who are going to be at risk now, because the Republicans hate everybody and everything so much, except lining their pockets. A marriage may become illegal, a brother might not be able to continue living in a group home with other autistic young men, a mother-in-law might not be able to continue living in a dementia unit at a nursing home. We are humans, not pawns in a power game. I imagine that contacting Republicans about these concerns provokes delighted laughter and hard-ons.

      1. I imagine

        You don’t say.

      2. Projection. How does this person propose about bringing the constitutional amendment?

        1. After witnessing the (still ongoing) meltdown over Trump’s election, which we were anxiously and fearfully told Trump supporters would do and that doing so was an assault on rule of law and constitutional order, I am 100% convinced that every terrible thing proggies say about conservatives just reflects their own spiteful desires.

          1. I am 100% convinced that every terrible thing proggies say about conservatives just reflects their own spiteful desires.

            Their track record does bear that out so far.

      3. “dismantle Social Security and Medicare, defund Medicaid and Planned Parenthood”

        These goofballs have way more faith in the GOP than I do.

        1. Take my social security money and give it to me so I can put it somewhere the government won’t steal it? THE HORROR! I’ll take half right now and opt out.

      4. Laughter, certainly. Maybe they should have listened when Reagan (IIRC) said that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.

        Shoulda listened, dummies.

        1. Ford, I think.

      5. We need legislation, even a constitutional amendment to make some things inviolable.

        You dumb motherfuckers made those programs the “third rail” they are today and are responsible for imperiling your childrens’ and grandchildrens’ futures to placate your innumerate, economically illiterate desires for social justice. You idiots. To the extent Republicans want to roll back your dumbfuck programs, and they mostly don’t, it’s only in service to keeping our fiscal boat afloat. Meanwhile you retards are bailing water in. Stupid motherfuckers.

        1. “We need legislation, even a constitutional amendment to make some things inviolable.”
          See my post above. Be careful what you ask for Dems, the GOP almost owns enough statehouses/governors to call a constitutional convention

      6. So to be clear, wishlist for the next constitutional convention:
        1) No one should be forced to live without the healthcare provision that has been a constant in our lives for 2.9% of the history of our country.
        2) Taking people’s money to give to a private charity that provides services duplicated by a bunch of other charities and businesses is a human right.
        3) The right of people to live in homes with autistic young men shall not be abridged.
        4) Congress shall make no law limiting the capacity of a dementia unit at a nursing home.

        Shit, I’m glad this idiot wasn’t in charge in 1787.

    5. I feel that I, as a middle-aged white man, must apologize for the 53% of white males and similar percentage of white females who voted for this stealth neo-Nazi.

      I, on the other hand, believes people are individually responsible for their own actions and do no apologize for anything I didn’t do.

      What a little bitch.

      1. I also believe people are responsible for their own well-being and it is not the government’s job to force other people to take care of you.

      2. This is why voting “against” someone is stupid.

      3. First time I’ve seen Trump described as “stealthy”, for sure.

  31. Shattered dreams in Clintonworld

    In interviews with more than a dozen former Clinton aides, they expressed a grief and pain akin to losing a member of the family.

    “I think she’ll continue on as a public figure but there was a finality to her concession speech that had me thinking back and realizing that most of my last 10 years had been somewhere in her orbit,” said one former aide. “I spent so long thinking about ‘What if?’ and ‘What happens if she becomes president?’ and I think there’s a little part of you that dies when you realize it’s not going to happen.”

    Another campaign aide, who had been in Clinton’s orbit since her 2008 campaign, summed it up this way: “It’s a difficult thing for a lot of us because there’s no longer a next time with her. That’s tough. She was weaved into our lives.”

    When Clinton lost the Democratic primary in 2008, those in her world mourned the loss for weeks and months and long after President Obama was sworn in. But because Clinton had a Phoenix-like narrative, they expected her to once again rise from the ashes.

    1. She was woven into your life? Shit, that is one helluva depressing life.

      1. No kidding. But wouldn’t any life spent obsessed with politics and with politicians “woven into your life” be pretty depressing?

        1. Of course. It’s just doubly pathetic when the politician in question is a staggeringly corrupt failure like Hillary Clinton.

          1. Not just a staggeringly corrupt failure – by most account I’ve heard, an incredibly unpleasant staggeringly corrupt failure.

        2. You’d like to think this is a teachable moment: “if politics and a politician mean this much to you, then maybe government has too much power.” Sadly, of course, it won’t.

          1. I’ve been saying a more diplomatic version of that to anyone freaking out over the election results.

      2. The tentacles burrow in fairly deep.

    2. When Clinton lost the Democratic primary in 2008, those in her world mourned the loss for weeks and months and long after President Obama was sworn in. But because Clinton had a Phoenix-like narrative, they expected her to once again rise from the ashes.

      *blinks*

      Is the author fucking retarded?

    3. Send these poor bastards through deprogramming. The Clintons are worse than Scientology.

      1. It really is. You would think they would hate Clinton. If Clinton had been anything other than the biggest crook ever to run for President, she would have won. All she had to do was shut the Clinton foundation down when she became Secretary of State and used the official email. All she had to be was an honest public servant. She didn’t even have to be a good one and she would have been President.

        If I were a Democrat, that fact that she couldn’t manage that would be enraging. Instead, these people still love her and blame the country for not electing her. I am not sure even Scientology commands that kind of loyalty.

        1. It still boggles my mind how many people chose to go to prison rather than flip on the Clintons. They have a form of omerta that the Mafia only dreams of having.

          1. Has there ever been anyone close to the Clintons turn on them? I honestly can’t think of anyone who has. Even Scientology has a few apostates but not the cult of Clinton.

            1. Never heard of Dick Morris?

              1. That would be one. Forgot about him.

            2. They must know or feel the body count is real and don’t take a chance.

          2. As a child, they told Hillary Clinton that she could be anything she wanted when she grew up. So she became Lucretia Borgia.

            1. “Very funny. Care for a goblet of wine?”

        2. It still boggles my mind how many people chose to go to prison rather than flip on the Clintons. They have a form of omerta that the Mafia only dreams of having.

    4. I feel a modicum of pity for them. 8 years of ass-kissing just went completely down the drain and now they’re going to have to find real jobs.

    5. They’re just said that being in her orbit won’t take them to the pinnacle of power and now they don’t know what the plan is for their own life.

    6. ,blockquote>”I spent so long thinking about ‘What if?’ and ‘What happens if she becomes president?’ and I think there’s a little part of you that dies when you realize it’s not going to happen.”

      Game of Thrones bitches – win or die.

    7. I love Shattered Dreams by Clinton Hates Reality.

  32. What the hell does the Times think Trump is going to do? Ban brunch?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/us/……html?_r=0

    1. Others around town signed up for free tension-relieving sessions at yoga studios, or meditated on emails from their progressive rabbis reminding them of the Jewish mantra “Od lo avda tikvateinu,” or, “We have not yet lost our hope.” Reports abounded of federal workers and nonprofit employees crying at their desks, scanning the web for out-of-town rentals or accepting the free hugs on offer in Farragut Square.

      A fully-grown fucking adult crying at his/her desk. Zero excuse for this unless a very close relative died. What do they think is going to happen?

      This type of attitude and behavior probably got Trump a few million votes. Congratulations, DC, you idiots acting like this is what got Trump elected. Go cry in your bowl of responsibly sourced $50/box quinoa.

      1. The left is entirely composed of emotionally-stunted children.

      2. “””nonprofit employees”””

        I am betting that the majority of these employees get paid and do make a profit.

      3. Last time I cried about work was when they played Taps and read the roll the last time for three KIA, when inn Iraq.

      4. Bottle the tears and we can make artisan cucktail bitters!

    2. To be fair, these are the people who think president = god emperor celebrity-in-chief. What restaurant he goes to is going to personally affect every resident.

    3. This may all be for the best. The more the progressives lower expectations for Trump, the better will be their surprise at how reasonable he will seem as time progresses and the gays aren’t executed en masse.

      Lowering expectations is a great strategy to make your actual accomplishments seem better.

      Expectations for Trump winning were terribly low, and that’s why his win is so remarkable – even Paul Ryan calling it fantastic.

  33. Is there anyone you’d want to punch out more than Don Lemmon?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_zOgLlWHM

  34. given all the terror supposedly inspired by Trump, has there been any actual, y’know, violence?

    I think the cops administered a few beatings, if that counts.

    1. Have you missed Hillary’s supporters rioting? Because that counts a s “violence inspired by Trump”, you know. Just ask the New York Times.

    2. On FB there was a report with photo of a gay guy who was allegedly beaten bloody by Trump supporters. Anyone seen whether this has been proven/disproven? The local police have no record of it.

      1. If the police have no record, it is fake. Probably took a photo of a Trump supporter being attacked and claimed it was a gay guy being attacked by Trumpkins.

        1. The proper term is Trumpalos fyi

  35. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11…..ump-231266

    From instapundit today. The best money quote of the year.

    One source said a staffer in Brooklyn was dedicated to rural outreach.

    The jokes write themselves don’t they?

    1. “Rural… you mean like Poughkipsee?”

      1. You Ever Pick Your Feet In Poughkeepsie?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgUwAG_OiTM

      2. Westchester County.

    2. It’s like you don’t even urban chicken or rooftop garden, bro.

    3. One source said a staffer in Brooklyn was dedicated to rural outreach, but the assignment came just weeks before the election.

      IOW, “Holy shit, we might lose this thing. Find me a staffer who knows somebody who knows somebody who came from one of these flyover-country shitholes and let ’em run the show.”

    4. One of my the neighbors of my in-laws in Oklahoma was telling us about his residency in New York after medical school. One of the doctors he worked with had taken up photography as a hobby, and decided he wanted to do some nature photography. So he took the PATH train all the way to Newark, and then took a bus from Newark all the way to the end of the line. He got out and walked around and took some pictures of a “rock formation” that he shared with the staff at the hospital. According to this neighbor, they might have been pretty nice photos if not for the gas station that kept creeping in at the edge of the pictures.

    5. Iowahawk captioned that same photo that accompanies the article on Twitter last week. I’m to lazy to dig around for it, but it was something to the effect of, “Hillary Clinton stands next to some sort of farm Uber while campaigning in the Midwest.”

    6. In the mid 60’s a NYC friend’s mother asked me: “Do they have paved roads in Ohio?”

      This is not a new phenomenon. People in NYC are the most provincial in the world.

      1. Urbanite lefties think that just knowing a bunch of non-white people makes you a sophisticated individual.

    7. there was a fantastic article in the Washington Examiner that talked about how Bill was basically running a one-man outreach operation in the Rust Belt because Hillary’s stupid hipster campaign staff couldn’t be bothered with the Great Unwashed outside their insipid coastal bubbles. They damn near lost Minnesota, of all states, because of their arrogance.

      1. I thought it was hilarious how badly she lost Arkansas.

        1. That was a horrible link…

    8. Interestingly, they did a story arc (over two or three episodes, IIRC) on “The West Wing” about how contemptuous Bartlett’s urban staffers were of rural voters.

      I didn’t watch “The West Wing” when it was on originally because I thoght it would be like watching an hour long infomercial for the DNC every week. I finally watched it all the way through and found it surprisingly good.

  36. If drones are less expensive and just as ineffective* as fences or walls, we should use drones instead.

    *Written as intended.

  37. The F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Politically Unstoppable???Even Under President Trump

    When president-elect Donald Trump was still a candidate, he criticized the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter???rare for a presidential candidate???during an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

    “I do hear that it’s not very good. I’m hearing that our existing planes are better ? [Test pilots] are saying it doesn’t perform as well as our existing equipment, which is much less expensive,” Trump said during the Oct. 22, 2015 radio interview.

    “So when I hear that, immediately I say we have to do something, because you know, they’re spending billions.”

    “This is a plane, there’s never been anything like it in terms of cost,” he added. “And how about, you know, we’re retooling with planes that aren’t as good as the ones we have, and the test pilots are amazing people. They know better than anybody, okay, and I think you would accept that.”

    “With the election now complete, we are working with president-elect Trump’s transition team,” Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed’s executive vice president for aeronautics???told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We believe that in working with his transition team all the right information will get communicated and they’ll make the right decisions.”

    1. You know who else was politically unstoppable…

    2. The F-35 reminds me of the movie Pentagon Wars (actually pretty funny) about the Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was designed to do so many things that it was essentially useless. If you have to design a military aircraft to fit multiple roles in each of 3 military branches, it’s going to come out being extremely expensive and not performing any of those roles particularly well.

      1. So the takeaway is that we should stop applying the Apple philosophy (everything for everybody included in one box) to military equipment and start applying the unix philosophy (each tool does one thing and does it well)?

        1. Yep! The AF gets an air superiority fighter and a fighter-bomber. The Navy does the same. The Marines keep the A-10. Everybody is happy. Each plane is considerably more effective and less expensive. Nobody needs to repaint their fuel trucks because the fuel is too warm.

          1. Do marines even fly A-10s? I thought those were all Air Force.

            1. You’re right. Well then, transfer the A-10s to the Marines!

              1. Marines?! That is the Army’s best friend.

                1. Fine! Everybody gets the A-10! I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO HAVE THE A-10! STICK A NOSE HOOK ON IT AND THROW IT ON A CARRIER! JUST KEEP THE A-10!

                    1. Don’t be silly, the carrier just has to slow down to the speed of the A-10 and it can set down vertically.

                  1. I think that’s a tail-hook (for landing). Also, unknown if current catapults would be able to accelerate a fully-laden A-10 enough for carrier based takeoff.

                    1. They could do F-14’s (74,350 lbs MTOW).

                      A-10 – 50,000 lbs MTOW

                      Though I don’t know (probably not) if the F-14 could do a *catapult* launch at 74,000 lbs (vice taking off from a ground-based runway) but they could probably do a cat launch at 50k pounds.

                2. Army’s not allowed to fly fixed-wing aircraft – the Marines are.

              2. They’d have to change policy to do that. Marine/Navy combat aircraft must be able to be carrier-based.

                1. I don’t care.

                  I want my carrier-based A-10s and I want them yesterday.

                2. I don’t believe there’s a Marine requirement to be able to operate off of an aircraft carrier – and I’ve never seen them on one (including the one I served on).

                  Their F-18’s have it because this was a Navy AC to start with and they kept that capability and the Harrier (and the F-35) operate off of amphibious ships, not ACC’s (generally). Its why the naval version of the F-35 has arresting gear and the strengthend structure. The Marine F-35 only has VTOL capability.

        2. +1 A-10 Warthog

      2. +1 sheep specs.

        Great movie. It would be much funnier if it weren’t all true.

      3. The F-35 reminds me of the movie Pentagon Wars (actually pretty funny) about the Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was designed to do so many things that it was essentially useless.

        If you can find a relatively cheap copy, the book is fantastic. Burton said he was drinking about a bottle of wine a night by the end of that whole fight because of the stress.

  38. Word Salad of the Day

    Robin DiAngelo, a widely cited scholar on white fragility, defines it as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” In other words, white fragility is what happens when white people have to face racism and white supremacy ? systemic or their own ? and react by lashing out.

    1. So the anti-Trump riots are a result of white fragility?

      1. Explains Jezebel and DU, doesn’t it.

    2. And if you don’t give a shit, that means you’re a racist.

    3. Projection, always projection. (Thanks, Epi, wherever you are).

      1. I haven’t see Epi in a long time. I guess we got too crazy for him.

        1. He took a job where he couldn’t hang out here. Speculation was that it was with IT for one of the political campaigns. Not sure how long the contracts for campaign staff are.

          1. Interesting to know. He is up in Seattle I think. Unless it was for a governor, the campaign ended last week and there won’t be a follow on job in government. Maybe he will come back. I miss him and the board is much poorer without him. We really shouldn’t have to live through the Trump era and be deprived of Episiarch’s commentary on it.

  39. I’m a Muslim, a woman and an immigrant. I voted for Trump. I’m a Muslim, a woman and an immigrant. I voted for Trump.

    This is my confession ? and explanation: I ? a 51-year-old, a Muslim, an immigrant woman “of color” ? am one of those silent voters for Donald Trump. And I’m not a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or “white supremacist,” as Trump voters are being called, nor part of some “whitelash.”

    But I am a single mother who can’t afford health insurance under Obamacare. The president’s mortgage-loan modification program, “HOPE NOW,” didn’t help me. Tuesday, I drove into Virginia from my hometown of Morgantown, W.Va., where I see rural America and ordinary Americans, like me, still struggling to make ends meet, after eight years of the Obama administration.

    1. Wow the comments were bad. Just goes to show the ones calling names are actually what they are.

      1. *Checks comments, bracing self.

        Huh.

        Weird, for me the top comments all appear fairly rational and reasonable.

    2. Race Traitor!

    3. i have it on good authority from derpbook acquaintances that she’s a sellout.

  40. Zuckerberg: “All fake-news-posting babies will be beaten senseless by every able-bodied man in the house.

    And don’t think we don’t know how to weeeed ‘ em out.”

  41. Note that Trump said in his 60 minutes interview that his campaign slogans were ‘initial negotiating positions’, which is exactly what I have been telling you guys for 6 months.

    Idiots like Welch et al have been taking Trump literally. It’s like they never dealt with anyone negotiating a deal before.

    1. Maybe his current comments are also negotiating positions.

      1. Maybe his current comments are also negotiating positions.

        Of course they are. He is making nice. He knows he needs to negotiate with all those assholes he is surrounded with in DC. So he butters them up. Duh! He’ll fleece them later.

        On the campaign trail he was negotiating with the voters. They hate the press and the elites and people who are making their lives miserable (immigrants, muslims, China, whatever). So he gave the voters simple directions that he would take on those issues.

        It’s not rocket surgery. I am constantly surprised how few people understand Trump.

    2. Yep. Who was the one that posted an article talking about this strategy by Trump which was brilliant?

    3. Not that one ever trusts politicians to follow through on promises, but generally politicians have their policies better thought out earlier in the game.

  42. You won’t have Gary Johnson to kick around anymore.

    Jesus H. Christ, let’s hope this is the case. Good riddance, you stupid grifter.

  43. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0Rjc6jKCg

    I don’t watch these shows, so I a not sure who the limey twit near the beginning of this video is. But, man is it funny listening to it now.

    1. One would think that this would be a “teachable moment” for many of these pundits… but that’s not going to happen.

    2. That Bill Mahr clip was the best. Incredulous leftwits.

    3. that twit would be John Oliver and he’s been trying really hard to die by the hands of Ramzan Kadyrov

      1. Is he the twit or replaced Stewart?

        1. No, he has his own show on HBO that Reason has referenced in a couple of articles (look up “john oliver charter schools” for one). Trevor Noah hosts the Daily Show now, which is probably why you never heard of him–the Daily Show audience migrated to Oliver after Stewart left.

  44. Has Reason done a “final analysis” of the Libertarian campaign?

    Or where those types of analyses done before the election? (I pretty much stopped reading any political sites for about a month until the Wednesday after the election, so certain I was of a Clinton win and across-the-board GOP meltdown.)

    Is the 3.26% vote for the ticket considered a success?

    This is the first election where I voted for the Libertarian ticket at the Presidential level btw.

    1. http://www.concordmonitor.com/…..ss-5973160

      Add this to the list of big changes resulting from Tuesday’s election: By next week, you might be able to register as a Libertarian in New Hampshire.

      Although the final word depends on state certification of unofficial election results, it appears that Max Abramson received enough votes for governor to give the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire ballot status in 2018.

      Abramson, a state representative from Seabrook, unofficially received slighly over 31,000 votes for governor, or 4.3 percent of the total ? better than the 4 percent trigger required by state law for a party to have ballot access. If those results hold, it will be much easier for Libertarians to be put on the ballot starting with 2018 party primaries, or earlier if there is a special election for state office.

      1. Woo, my vote mattered!

  45. Reports abounded of federal workers and nonprofit employees crying at their desks, scanning the web for out-of-town rentals or accepting the free hugs on offer in Farragut Square.

    The vast parasite infrastructure is in peril.

    Oh, horror.

  46. Nice alt-text, it’s gonna he yuuuuggeee!

    Why is Paul Ryan still speaker?

    1. Because the speaker election hasn’t been held yet, so he’s still the incumbent.

      1. I know that, it was more of a rhetorical question. Or sort of a prognostication of what is coming. Please go home, Eddie Munster, maybe get back into acting.

    2. He questioned the Orange Messiah! Burn the heretic!

      1. He’s just sucks, period. Nothing to do with the Trumputin.

    3. He could be a great ally for Trump. Everyone knows he detests Trump, so if Trump could get him to come around and help, he could be very influential with Congress. I expect Trump to meet with Ryan a few times and then determine whether he will back him or not.

  47. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will work to weed out “fake news.”

    So that Steve Chapman article from this morning should disappear at any moment. Oh right, only on facebook…

    1. Only until after suckerburger buys the intertoobz.

  48. Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality Is Still Real

    Many dismissed a woman’s complaints about being groped in virtual reality. But that’s the wrong way to think about the internet.

    1. Sure it is, and the sexbots will have rights. I can see a new army of worthless lawyers springing forth solely for that purpose.

    2. Thought crimes are here already? i guess someone’s gonna have to pay for the trillions of pixels killed in games like Battlefield and COD.

    3. My dad saw a story about that and I am not sure I have seen him laugh harder in my life. He isn’t exactly your World of Warcraft or Call of Duty kind of guy, but he said it made him reconsider just so he could go feel up a few women in VR. I told him when he ended up in prison “I am here because I felt up some women on WOW” would be the worse “what are you in for” story in the history of prisons.

  49. OT:

    My parents made a deal with the wealthy next door neighbor to sell their land and house. This is a log cabin that my old man designed back in the early 80s, built on an acre of Lake Michigan frontage that he bought in 1978. The log cabin has been expanded two times since then and was their dream retirement home. But old age – and some ensuing medical issues – made them realize that living out in the middle of nowhere has certain downsides.

    Anyway – lots of great memories there and an end of an era.

    1. I hope they cashed in but good.

      1. Yeah they did – good return on investment. It took them a long, long time to make the decision though.

  50. “Meanwhile, the popular vote margin is likely to increase for Hillary Clinton”

    Not sure why this matters or is even being noticed.

    1. Because it gives them a means of reinforcing their army of halfwits and pyschopaths with assurances that their acts of violence and other assorted crimes are all for the greater, democratic, good.

  51. Moon at Closest Point to Earth Since 1948: A.M. Links

    NO NO NO NO! That’s not how orbits work.

    The last *full Moon* coincided with the Moon being at its perigee. The last time *both of those things happened at the same time* was in 1948. The moon reaches its closest point with earth *every damn Lunar orbit*. Which is a month long. So it reaches its closest point every freaking month.

    “The Moon’s distance varies each month between approximately 357,000 and 406,000 kilometers (222,000 and 252,000 mi) due to its elliptical orbit around the Earth (distances given are centre-to-centre).”

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

    You people are supposed to be professionals.

    1. What do you mean by *you people*?

      1. What do YOU mean, “What do you mean, ‘you people'”?

        1. What do YOU mean ‘What do YOU mean, “What do you mean, ‘you people'”‘?

  52. On stupid people. Back when I was in college I wasn’t one of those ‘too smart and cool for the rest of the world’ but there were hints of it because going to university can sometimes fool you. But what opened my eyes permanently was when I gassed up in the east end of Montreal – a part of the city known as a hotbed for separation. Knowing where I was I just looked to gas up and move on. But the mechanic who pumped the gas (it was a full service) was a chatty fellow and I engaged. To an ‘urban elitist’ he fit the caricature of a dumb hick by all appearances. But he was no dummy. Nope. His impressive interpretations about how the PQ manipulate and fuck over Quebcers – including its language laws – impressed me. Heck, he sounded much more thoughtful than half the nitwits in university.

    1. They must not have had enough opportunity to break his mind and rebuild it in their own retarded image. That is, I assume, what university is for.

      1. You have to go college to get truely stupid.

  53. http://nypost.com/2016/11/14/p…..eign-trip/

    Obama’s final foreign trip a ‘group therapy’ session

    heh

  54. John Oliver: Trump is Not Normal

    John Oliver devoted the entirety of his final Last Week Tonight of 2016 to the just-concluded presidential election.

    “Turns out instead of showing our daughters that they could some day be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world,” Oliver noted.

    Among the things Oliver suggested we be horrified about:

    Donald Trump will soon have access to the nuclear codes.

    Our future president was supported by a Grand Wizard of the Klan and 60 million people voted for him despite that.

    “Oh shit, the Supreme Court”

    He’s advocated bombing civilians, looting oil, waterboarding, and will be in charge of the military

    Keep reminding yourself this is not normal, Oliver said. Clarifying, he continued: “a Klan-backed misogynist internet troll will deliver the next State of the Union Address, and that is not normal.”

    Oliver ended his final show of the year with a look at how “uncommonly shitty” was 2016, including contributions from Amy Schumer, Larry Wilmore, Kathy Griffin, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Larry David, Billy Eichner, and Jeffrey Tambor, among others.

    Tedious liberal comedy is tedious.

    1. Our future president was supported by a Grand Wizard of the Klan and 60 million people voted for him despite that.

      And Hilary Clinton was preferred by the Saudis, the Qataris and ISIS surrogates.

      Tedious liberal comedy is tedious.

      Yes but if you can laugh at their jokes, you can go to sleep that night knowing what smart person you are.

      1. Don’t forget the CPUSA! They endorsed Hillary. Why isn’t she expected to disavow their endorsement?

        1. How is even some nut like David Duke any worse of a nut than George Soros or Van Jones? I am all for kicking the crazies out of mainstream politics, but only if both sides do it.

      2. I don’t think these people understand the difference between “endorsing” and “endorsed by.”

        1. Equally likely possibility: They are disingenuous fuckwits with no morals or shame.

      3. “Our future president was supported by a Grand Wizard of the Klan and 60 million people voted for him despite that.”

        Epic logical fallacy. Only a pant shitting liberal would not see that.

        Yes. All sheep.

        John Oliver is the sort of asshole who would lineup first to try and get Rimmler’s attention.

    2. I forget where i read it, but someone made a great point about comedy in the new Trump era. You would think that now that Obama is out of office and someone the comedians hate is in office, we could go back to making fun of the President again and comedy would improve. This person made a good point about that. To do good comedy, there has to be some truth to it and therefore the comedian must have some understanding of his target. When you think of it that way, comedy is likely to get worse under Trump because though comedians want to make fun of him, they lack the understanding and empathy towards him and his supporters to do it well.

      I see things like what Oliver is saying here and I think that is probably true and comedy is going to get even worse under Trump than it was under Obama.

      1. Knock knock Trump jokes will get old quickly but they’ll keep doing them anyways because that is what the derptards will want.

        1. Other than Dave Chapelle saying “I haven’t seen white people this angry since OJ”, has there been a single funny joke made about this election? If there has, I haven’t heard it.

          1. What a great question?

      2. “Trump because though comedians want to make fun of him, they lack the understanding and empathy towards him and his supporters to do it well.”

        LOL. Pure gold, John. You should do stand up…

        1. You are a special form of moron. Rather than not getting jokes, you see jokes where none exist and no doubt laugh at inappropriate times. In a better world your parents would have gotten an early diagnosis of your Asperger’s and other issues and gotten you some help.

        2. John nails AmSoc perfectly! Nice!

    3. Our future president was supported by a Grand Wizard of the Klan and 60 million people voted for him despite that.

      I turned it off at that point.

      I heard Hitler liked donuts. Donuts are now verboten.

      1. Not only must we agree with everything a person believes to support them in any way, but we must also agree with everything anyone who supports them believes. Guilt by association is like, totally valid when it’s not against minorities.

      2. *cough* Robert Byrd *cough*

        Nah, that’s different.

    4. Our future president was supported by a Grand Wizard of the Klan and 60 million people voted for him despite that.

      Who was that senator that died as the oldest serving member of the senate? You know, the one all his fellow senators eulogized as a great man and tireless public servant.

      Oh yeah, Robert Byrd. What brings that up? Oh nothing really.

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

      1. In his last autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a KKK member because he “was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision ? a jejune and immature outlook ? seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.” Byrd also said, in 2005, “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.”

        Byrd joined with Democratic senators to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964,[32] personally filibustering the bill for 14 hours, a move he later said he regretted.

        Seems the man just kept on doing racist things that he later regretted.

        1. Not to mention, you know, helping imprison millions of blacks in a permanent economic cycle of joblessness, welfarism, underground economies, and violence. The Klan could hardly have done better than modern Democrats.

    5. including contributions from Amy Schumer, Larry Wilmore, Kathy Griffin, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Larry David, Billy Eichner, and Jeffrey Tambor, among others.

      Well, yes, these people certainly contributed to how uncommonly shitty 2016 was.

  55. Closest moon since 1948? Since “Dewey Wins”, that 1948? See, it not Clinton’s fault at all! The stars were conspiring to elect Trump.

    1. I had never heard of a Super Moon, until the spring of 2011. Now it seems like we have them all of the time. Is this some sort of multiyear super moon cycle?

      1. something Warty something STEVE SMITH

        1. Does Warty morph into STEVE SMITH under a supermoon, or is it the other way around?

          1. The supermoon occurs when Warty dick-bats STEVE SMITH into the back of it so hard that it briefly moves out of its normal orbit.

      2. Science journalists are about as ignorant, if not more so, than regular ole journalists. I suspect that they discovered the word by accidentally overhearing a scientist use it to explain a concept to some laymen.

        1. Actually, its not really used by astronomers – its an *astrological* term. Very likely your ‘science’ ‘journalist’ got confused and talked to Madam Tara.

          1. I’ve heard them use all kinds of non-sciencey terminology when speaking to lay audiences. I just assume that’s the well from which it sprung, with science journalists not knowing (or caring) of the meaninglessness of the term when they repeat it.

      3. I had never heard of a Super Moon

        Wha? You don’t like big butts?

  56. “n an interview on 60 Minutes, Donald Trump said the border wall may include fencing in some places. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction,” Trump said.”

    Hahahahaha… awesome. All these protesters I’ve been meeting up with lately don’t understand what fun we’re going to be in for over the next 4 years.

    1. Who are these protesters you are meeting up with? Aren’t you a 1%er?

      1. Not quite. I’m rich enough to be insulated from the likely effects of a Trump presidency and poor enough to not benefit from his trickle-down tax cuts.

        1. So, a 1%er then. Why don’t you pay your fair share – I’m sure there’s some poor Sengalese farmer who could use a few bucks. I hear the farmer would gain more utility buying a new plow with your money than you’d lose spending it on Starbucks.

        2. You’ve already run than Cuban blockade once, why not do it again?

          1. He’ll never go back to Cuba. Now that it’s open for Americans to visit, it’ll be ruined by all those Cubans being able to afford repairs to their picturesquely-crumbling homes. Why, pretty soon, the Castros might even relax their censorship laws, or stop putting people in jail for being gay, or get rid of the forced labor in the sugar cane fields, and then where will the revolution be?!?

        3. Rich enough to pay your mortgage, not smart enough to do it?

        4. “Not quite. I’m rich enough to be insulated from the likely effects of a Trump presidency and poor enough to not benefit from his trickle-down tax cuts.”

          So by that description I assume at or above $30,000 annually, which is the 1% globally, so yeah, you’re 1%. Rich fucking bastard hording your obscene wealth. Why not share that with the poor?!

  57. Uh, the moon was this close to Earth JUST LAST FUCKING MONTH! Stop spreading these dumb “supermoon” stories, they are just some stupid astrology nutcase belief.

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