A.M. Links: Trump Picks Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Kayne West Says He 'Would Have Voted for Trump' If He Had Voted

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    Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.

  • Donald Trump has reportedly picked Rep. Mike Pompeo to be his CIA director.
  • Donald Trump has reportedly picked General Mike Flynn to be his national security adviser.
  • Kanye West says that while he didn't vote in the presidential election, if he had voted he "would have voted for Trump."
  • "Senate Democrats' new leader claimed the right Wednesday to filibuster Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees, making clear Democrats won't give the president-elect much of a honeymoon on the most significant of his upcoming appointments."
  • Divorce rates in the U.S. are currently at a 35-year low.

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567 responses to “A.M. Links: Trump Picks Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Kayne West Says He 'Would Have Voted for Trump' If He Had Voted

  1. Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.

    At least it ain’t Christie, I suppose.

    1. Sessions might actually be worse.

      1. He will be worse. He’ll head the deportation squad and be the drug warriors’ drug warrior.

        Trump wants to put “winners” in his cabinet and by “winners” he means people who will “Crush his enemies, see them driven before him and hear the lamentations of their women”.

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          1. Now that reads like a winner.

        2. Worse than Holder or Lynch? I think not.

      2. I doubt it, except that Christie is a prime candidate for an obesity-related heart attack.

        1. His high school class voted him “most likely to be accidentally harpooned by Norwegians.”

    2. Hello.

      Serious question: Why mention Kanye at all? Who gives a fuck?

      1. Kanye is still trying to be relevant and shocking. Just let him do his thang.

        1. Ima let him finish, but ….

      2. Imma let you finish your comment….

      3. It’s a test to see if anyone is paying attention to the links.

      4. Given the tendency of the left to demonize Trump voters, particularly voters from minority communities whose votes the left believes it is entitled to, this statement provides cover to those voters to the extent that anyone cares about the political opinions of entertainers.

        1. “You some kind of Uncle Tom, Kanye?”

          1. +1 Half-brother from another mother

          2. He ain’t hanging out with no broke n*****.

      5. Why do hate black performers?

        1. I hate Motown

      6. Millions more people than give a fuck about you?

    3. At least the Senate Dems can filibuster Sessions and any of the other bad Cabinet level nominees that are sure to follow. Right?

      1. I just heard this on the radio.

        Trump had nominated certain people for service in his administration the radio said.

        +1 Van Jones

    4. Yeah Christie. Um Huh Yeah…..Christie. Yeah yeah, what Fist said *

      *slowly enters the room while looking around to see if that bully Rufus is in here*

      (Looks like the coast is clear).

      Yeah. It looks as though pot legalization might have hit a wall at the Federal level. It’s gonna be interesting to see if he intrudes at the State lev….

      * sees Rufus and runs from the room while mumbling to xirself about violent Trump supporters*

  2. 259) I once saw a table of Soviet spoilage rates for food transport, and it was shocking. Something like 50% of fruit spoiled en route from fields to stores, rates for other foodstuffs not as bad but similar. It turns out all the wasteful packaging leftist critics in the West complain about is actually important. Ten cents worth of packaging can prevent dollars worth of ruined goods.

    But even if the leftists are right?let’s say all that packaging, advertising, duplicative administration in competing companies, etc., IS a waste, in and of itself (debatable, but let’s assume it). But it’s also a sign people in the supply chain care. People along the way are watching out?there’s money at stake and they don’t want to see their product go to waste.

    Maybe advertising is just dead-weight?but the fact that a company is advertising shows they care about customers. Maybe executive salaries are way too high?but it’s a sign company executives are thinking about the best way to serve the market. Maybe packaging is excessive?but it shows the logistics people are actively watching out for the integrity of the goods.

    In short, capitalism may involve waste, but it maximizes the most important scarcity of all?human attention.

    1. And the other angle on this is the waste of all the nannies who would have to be paid to monitor for this alleged ‘waste’, and the people who will manage them and the people who will supervise the tax collection and disbursement to fund them. It’s a never-ending chain of people who are in no way, shape, or form a value add.
      They would cost far more than the “wastage” they were put in place to prevent.

    2. “maximizes the most important scarcity of all?human attention.”

      I’m sorry. I was distracted. What were you saying again?

        1. Slap!

          1. Wha….!!!

            That hurt Rufus.?

            Why did you….?

            I need a puppy

            1. *Hands OneOut a coloring book, a sugar cookie, and play-doh*

              1. *Hands Trshmnstr a juicebox and a Woobie for empathy coping*

                1. *Hands Groovus a vintage Operation game & a pink tongue depressor*

      1. Ha got eem

      2. *throws coffee cup at Rufus’ forehead, hard*

        STAY OUT OF MALIBU YOU DEADBEAT!

        1. Good for you !

          I hope you hit him right between the eyes.

          He slapped me for no reason earlier today.

          Those Trump supporters really are violent.

    3. All I got was 259). What was this one about?

      1. Fruits and nuts.

        1. Backpage.com?

          1. Never, uh…heard of it.

    4. let’s say all that […] (debatable, but let’s assume it).

      Whoa, whoa — what devilry is this, thinking something other than what is true? Of what possible use could it be to do that? Seems dangerous…

    5. I prefer banana leaves, if available.

    6. When I worked at Target the cardboard boxes all got baled for recycling anyway, and pallet wrap and hangers had recycle bins as well. Given how rough the shipping/receiving process could be, even under the best conditions, that packaging certainly saved a lot of breakage.

      1. If it weren’t for the package, the shippers would be more careful!

    7. Why do you hate our planet so much?

    8. my grandfather farmed in rural Iowa and some Soviet ministers came in the 70’s to learn about agricultural practices. They were at a forum and they asked the farmers when they planted and harvested and the farmers each gave different answers based upon their own experience and preferences. The Soviet ministers couldn’t understand this because where they came from everyone followed the dictates of the Ag minister. If the minister said to start harvesting wheat it didn’t matter if the local farm was behind or not, you did what you were told. The whole thing was a great microcosm of why individual actors dispersed through an economy making their own calculations and decisions will always beat the pants off of Top Men making decisions for everyone else to follow.

      1. “Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want for bread” — Thomas Jefferson.

        Too bad the Soviets didn’t believe him.

  3. Donald Trump has reportedly picked Rep. Mike Pompeo to be his CIA director.

    At least it ain’t Sessions, I suppose.

    1. But that link won’t

    2. Only one of those things should be illegal.

    3. I know that game. The answer is Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson, and Prince.

    4. correct link

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..ncing.html

      1. Definitely would.

        1. Nope. Not even with my dog’s dick.

        2. I too would put my shrimp on her barbie.

        3. Body looks good, but hard to tell on her face.

      2. Sex with any briton is bestiary, because britons aren’t people.

        1. *bestiality. Thanks a lot autocorrect

        2. Lots of Americans are of British descent in whole or in part.

          Bunch of animals.

          1. Only the deplorable ones.

      3. ‘Repulsive and goes against the order of nature’

        I don’t think people understand how nature works. *Nothing* goes against nature. Nature, by its nature, encompasses *all things*. Its why there’s no such thing as the supernatural. If ghosts existed they would be, by definition, natural.

        Plus, anyone who thinks nature is anything less than horrifying has deliberately avoided looking at it too closely.

      4. Arf! Arf!

      5. Ruff ruff.

      6. The Mirror’s version of this story has this quote:
        http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/w…..ll-9283029

        “”But Judge Terry Martin said: “It might be a sad reflection on society that the bestiality attracts more publicity whereas the serious offence of trafficking cannabis does not.””

        1. Well fuck Terry Martin, then.

      7. Come, Spot, come!

    5. Yikes, I’ve heard of dog lovers before…
      +1 Frank Zappa

      1. The poodle bites.

    6. Only with a shovel. And a spayed.

        1. Sorry, that one is good.

          *applause*

    7. Well, look at that ass. Woof.

  4. Divorce rates in the U.S. are currently at a 35-year low.

    What are the marriage rates?

    1. Up slightly, actually, according to the article.

    2. ^THIS.

      From what I remember, cohabitation rates went up, so there is no official marriage, and breakups don’t count as divorce.

      It’s as if participation trophy culture has entered family formation statistics.

      1. So you’re saying it’s the people who don’t decide to get the special government stamp of approval who have the participation trophies. Sure, that sounds right.

        1. I’m talking about statistics collection. We won’t count those who don’t, so our statistics look better.

    3. I’m wondering how (if at all) they factor gay marriages into this. The article lists marriage rates as a percentage of females, so apparently gay men don’t count at all, but lesbian couples count twice? I suspect that gay marriages will have lower divorce rates for a while, since so many of the newly-married had been waiting years to be allowed to do so. But eventually they’ll probably get to a level similar to hetero marriages.

      1. I have an attorney friend who is doing the county’s first same-gender divorce, so I am excited for her, she’ll get her name in the papers, legal publications, etc. I am possibly doing the county’s first (post- Obergefell) same-gender adoption though. No idea if mine will make news.

        1. Which one will the court presume to be evil and guilty in the divorce?

          1. I’m assuming the butch one. There’s always a butch one, right? *gets whispers in the ear about lipstick lesbians*…. Ok, maybe if they’re both hot, they pull a king Solomon on the kid. See which mom freaks out more.

      2. Gay men may not count at all – lesbians count quadruple.

        1. Up your ass. NTTAWWT.

    4. Who gives a shit? People’s lives and relationships are their own business. I don’t see why I should care in the least what marriage or divorce rates are.

      1. You’re subsidizing the reproduction of unmarried indigent women.

    5. It’s so crazy for me to think that my father already had me (his youngest) when he was my current age. My girlfriend recently became an aunt and now I’m keeping an eye on that alarming situation.

      1. ….and I just received a picture message of the niece wearing an “Auntie’s little lady” shirt…

  5. Donald Trump has reportedly picked General Mike Flynn to be his national security adviser.

    At least it ain’t Pompeo, I suppose.

    1. So he’s in like Flynn.

    2. I’m beginning to see a pattern

  6. Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Divorce?

    You broke your streak Root.

    1. Trump’s divorce rate is down this year over his average.

      1. Thanks, i just snorted partially-chewed bagel out my nose.

        1. Step 1 complete.

          On to step 2.

          1. Then Step 3 – Profit!

            1. Anyone want to buy a chunk of nose bagel?

              1. Mmmmmmm, nose bagel.

                My people can pass an entire bagel unscathed through our noses.

                1. Please don’t recite the origin of the bagel…

              2. What’s the price.? Or the cost/

          2. Step 2, where robc makes Citizen X spontaneously void his bowels. Thi mourning lynx is going to be epic.

            1. My plans are much more complex than that. Citizen X was only needed for step 1.

            2. Not much to that trick; it’s the only way X voids his bowels.

              1. There are things you just can’t overthink.

  7. Kanye West says that while he didn’t vote in the presidential election, if he had voted he “would have voted for Trump.”

    Kanye West doesn’t care about black people.

    1. I tried to find some Kanye lyrics that were ironically relevant, but couldn’t find anything, so I’ll just leave this:

      Last birthday, she got you a new sweater
      Put it on, give her a kiss, and tell her, “Do better”
      She said, “How ’bout I get you jewelry from the West End?”
      How ’bout she hit the West End and get her best friend?

      1. He certainly has the loudmouth pussy grabber thing down.

      2. “When I die bury me inside the booty club.”

        Is going in my will.

  8. Kanye West says that while he didn’t vote in the presidential election, if he had voted he “would have voted for Trump.”

    B-bbbbut openly racist!

    1. I’m betting a bunch of purple-state Dems start warming to Trump in the coming months. DEY TERK ER UNION VOTERS

  9. “Senate Democrats’ new leader claimed the right Wednesday to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, making clear Democrats won’t give the president-elect much of a honeymoon on the most significant of his upcoming appointments.”

    Obstructionism is the highest form of patriotism.

    1. And then they will squeal like Ned Beatty when the Republicans use the “nuclear option” to prevent filibustering. Just like Harry Reid said he would do.

      1. Given the kind of people Trump might nominate for SCOTUS, Republicans might have to do a bit of filibustering, too.

        But, yeah, Harry Reid opened the door for the nuke option — good luck closing it now.

        1. A friend of mine was gloating about the nuclear option a while back, and I reminded him of Harriet Myers.

          I told him the filibuster is useful and to drop his partisan blinders.

          I’ll check back with him when Trump nominates his picks.

      2. I thought Reid already made that change? Maybe he didn’t have time have time to use it before losing the Senate.

        Now he wants the old rules back. Pretty funny.

        1. Also, I remember people gloating shamelessly when Scalia died.

          I wonder how they feel about the notorious RBG’s age now that President Trump is in office.

            1. They havent even held the presidential election yet, much less counted the ballots.

              People jump the gun on this every four years.

            2. Trump’s office is a marble-paneled room with Corinthian columns and a solid-gold toilet.

              1. It contains many leather-bound books, including the world’s largest collection of Victorian smut.

                1. Don’t forget the paint-by-numbers velvet self-portraits.

        2. I think Reid did change the rule for all nominess except SCOTUS. Those can still be filibustered, but all other are a simple majority vote now.
          whoops!

          1. And the Republicans can change the rules so SCOTUS nominees can’t be filibustered, either. Payback is a bitch.

          2. Yup. What goes around comes around.

    1. What is with you and this city in Lebanon?

      1. What is Tyre?

        /Gary Johnson

        1. That city they fought over during the Crusades?

          1. More than that, the city that Alexander the Great permanently altered the geography of the Mediterranean in order to conquer.

        2. GJ learned his lesson, he know ALL the cities in Syria by heart.

        3. tHE RUBBER PART OF THE WHEEL.

    2. What is with you and this spelling of tires?

      1. It is the correct spelling here. Just watch the damn video, Fisty

        1. Yt ys thi currict spillyng hara.

          You see how confusing Austrian can be to American eyes?

          1. You see how confusing Austrian can be to American eyes?

            It’s why Obumbles had problems reading the TOTUS whilst on speaking sprees.

        2. Correct spelling? Here? On the American internet?

          Japanese Chinamen tossing tires down a run? What’s not to like?

    3. Thanks, ifh. Immensely enjoyable for some reason.

      Sorta (+ 4 co-workers)

  10. ESPN becoming self-aware?

    Maybe not.

    ESPN President: “We’re not political, we’re tolerant

    1. Its not spelled tolerant, its spelled boring.

      1. Think of tolerant in any other entertainment medium. Tolerant drama? Crap. Tolerant comedy? Hack. Tolerant stand-up? Ick.

    2. “It is accurate that the Walt Disney Company and ESPN are committed to diversity and inclusion,” Skipper said.

      That includes intellectual diversity too, right?

    3. “If you’re a Republican or conservative, you feel the need to talk in whispers,” one conservative ESPN employee said. “There’s even a fear of putting Fox News on a TV [in the office].”

      But Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2’s His & Hers, isn’t buying that. “I would challenge those people who say they feel suppressed,” she said. “Do you fear backlash, or do you fear right and wrong?”

      The lack of self awareness from Jemele Hill it astounding!

      1. If anyone else “feels suppressed” the left instantly believes them.

        Check your privilege, Jemele!

      2. Racist.

      3. Racist.

    1. Who died and left Michael Oher in charge of names?

    2. Did they rule out letting him refer to himself with a symbol?

    3. Queen Latifah and Lady Gaga BANNED

    4. You know. In case the commoners assume “Messiah John Smith” is literally Jesus.

  11. Kanye West says that while he didn’t vote in the presidential election, if he had voted he “would have voted for Trump.”

    “Hillary Clinton doesn’t care about superpredators black people.

    1. Hillary Clinton is no more.

      1. You never know. She might just come back in 4 years.

  12. “Senate Democrats’ new leader claimed the right Wednesday to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, making clear Democrats won’t give the president-elect much of a honeymoon on the most significant of his upcoming appointments.”

    OBSTRUCTIONISTS.

  13. “Tell them we can pick up our own damn goat!”

    Americans lose in kok-boru at World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan

    1. Wow the Americans are terrible at kok-boru!!

    2. Been telling anyone who’d listen, Creed Garnick isn’t team captain material.

    1. Wow, ifh! You are *really* on a roll tonight!

      1. Agreed!

    2. They didn’t pick the right words. Like, where’s problematic?

    3. They concluded an urban-rural divide, which is probably true. But there’s also an age divide in the use of expletives.

      Consider that as an employed adult, you may have coworkers and management reading your Tweets too, so you’ve got to keep it clean. “Wholesome” implies “employable.” That’s not a problem for unemployed young people (mostly not old enough to vote) who are less likely to care what adults think about what they say.

  14. Donald Trump has reportedly picked Rep. Mike Pompeo to be his CIA director.

    Ellen Pompeo would have made a much hotter CIA Director.

    1. Only with a shovel.

  15. Word Salad of the Day (this one is a classic)

    5 Alarming Ways That Climate Change Is Racist

    Structural racism is deadly ? and not just because of police shootings of unarmed black youth.

    Environmental racism ? that is, the disproportionate exposure to climate change and toxicity that people of color experience ? is a slower, more insidious form of violence against communities of color.

    A fundamental proposition of climate justice is that those who are least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences.

    As such, here I’d like to explore concepts of environmental and social justice in order to examine issues of equality and human rights.

    Wealthier nations bear the historical responsibility for climate change, with the United States at the top of the list. Climate change impacts vulnerable communities ? most directly, women and people of color.

    As feminists, we have a responsibility to recognize the interconnectivity between oppressions to do with race, gender, and environmental injustice.

    Anthropomorphism for the win.

    1. A fundamental proposition of climate justice is that those who are least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences.

      Junker karma, as it were.

    2. What DOESN’T disproportionately impact women and “people of color”?

      1. Sunburns?

        1. According to Hillary, black people have always been the primary victims of sunburns.

      2. Erectile dysfunc … oh. Never mind.

      3. The rising cost of Russian caviar?

      4. White penises?

      5. “What DOESN’T disproportionately impact women and “people of color”?

        ED?

    3. Of course, USA would be put at the top of the list.

      Not India. Not China. Not Russia.

      Nope.

      USA.

      Because slavery.

      And patriarchy.

      Soon high productivity rates will be racist too.

    4. Telling non-whites they can’t have first world medicine, electricity, transportation, etc because of climate change might be a little racist.

      1. Back before PJ O’Rourke started shilling for Hillary, he said the same thing – greens will inevitably lose because they have no way of crushing the desire of third world peasants to obtain things like refrigeration, air conditioning, and internal combustion engines.

      2. Telling non-whites they can’t have first world medicine, electricity, transportation, etc because of climate change might be a little racist.

        Which is why the unspoken solution is to deny those to everyone. Genocide is always and forever the elephant in the room when dealing with alarmists.

    5. Environmental racism ? that is, the disproportionate exposure to climate change and toxicity that people of color experience ? is a slower, more insidious form of violence against communities of color.

      What a condescending first-world feminist.

      She needs to learn that the colored people of Bangladesh and India who would much rather pump CO2 and have the wealth to deal with cyclones than be poor and get killed by cyclones.

      And it’s not the west’s responsibility to care for those countries.

      “Climate Justice” == Socialism and Control by another name.

    6. 5 Alarming Ways That Smallpox Is Racist
      5 Alarming Ways That Evolution Is Racist
      5 Alarming Ways That Chaos Theory Is Racist
      5 Alarming Ways That Neptune Is Racist

      1. Neptune is kind of a douche

        1. -1 expiatory drachma flung into the sea

      2. 5 Alarming Ways That 5 Alarming Ways Are Racist

        1. By my calculations, that’s 55 Alarming Ways Are Racist.

    7. Wealthier nations bear the historical responsibility for climate change, with the United States at the top of the list. Climate change impacts vulnerable communities ? most directly, women and people of color.

      Shorter: “White men did it again.”

      1. Specifically, white men led us out of the dark ages.

        1. White men built the most inclusive societies the Earth has ever known. So inclusive in fact, that they mysteriously tolerate even those whose mission it is to eradicate white men from the Earth. Some might call that pathological altruism.

  16. Cops: Hooker Wanted Nachos For Sex Act

    As detailed in a Beaver Police Department report, an officer contacted Crystal Hotlosz, 36, after spotting a Backpage.com ad offering paid companionship. Records show that the 5′ 8″, 270-pound Hotlosz frequently advertises her escort services online, describing herself as a “BBW goddess” (big beautiful women) who is “thicker than a snickers.”

    In reply to the undercover cop’s initial text, Hotlosz quoted an hourly rate of $160. But after some negotiation, she altered her demands and “agreed to a price of $50 and nachos.”

    1. 5′ 8″, 270-pound

      She obviously does lots of squats.

    2. “thicker than a snickers.”

      *** snickers ***

    3. Amateurs. Those in the know appreciate the erotic potential of pastrami, the most sensual of the salted, cured meats.

      1. Sex is about love between a man and a woman, not between a man and a sandwich!

      2. I thought the game was hide the salami

        1. At 5’8″, 270 she’s probably got salami hidden all over.

      3. I like a good pastrami sandwich but prosciutto and Spanish jam?n ib?rico are the best of the cured meats. 😮

    4. huh, i really thought “BBW” stood for Big Black Woman (who of course obviously could be a big beautiful woman)

      1. (who of course obviously could be a big beautiful woman)

        No they can’t, there’s no such thing, the phrase contains contradictory terms.

        1. (who of course obviously could be a big beautiful woman)

          No they can’t, there’s no such thing, the phrase contains contradictory terms.

          You stick with that theory — keep banging sticks.

          1. So “not obese”= Holocaust survivor

            1. So “big” = “obese”??

              1. 5’8″ @ 270 pounds is, I believe, obese.

                1. Right, but this thread goes up to UnCivilServant’s claim BIG (not necessarily obese) and BEAUTIFUL are contradictory terms.

                  1. Fair enough. There’s an ass for every seat. You’ll have to forgive those of us who don’t savor the particularly lardy asses. Though I’ll admit, life would be easier if I were attracted to fatties, then I could troll Walmart for women that don’t take care of themselves.

                  2. In the way that “big” is used in BBW, yes it does mean obese.

              2. Big typically refers to obese in this context.

      2. I could teach you so much.

        1. IT’S A TRAP!

      3. The most common meaning of “BBW” in personals is indeed “big, beautiful woman.” This is confusing because of BBC where the second “B” is for “black.”

        1. go on…

        2. The British Black Corporation? Problematic.

          1. They sell carbon black extracted from coal.

            Oh, the greenies are displaesed.

    5. No comments on “Beaver Police Department”?

  17. Aquaman drinks a beer and throws an axe.

    However, even he will not be able to make Ben Affleck likeable.

    1. HEY, RETARD! Shut your retarded mouth!

    2. The 21st century is so fucked up Aquaman is going to be carrying the Justice League. Also, the Wonder Woman actress is pretty, but she might weigh a buck with the bustier armor. Totally unbelievable. On a scale of “Ben Affleck’s Batman” to “Henry Cavill’s Superman”, she’s closer to Superman than Batman.

      1. She definitely is no Linda Carter. Lynda Carter was gorgeous, but she had a strong, athletic kind of build.

        1. How the hell did I manage to spell it right once and wrong once in the same sentence?

          1. Those were two separate sentences. And that might answer the question.

      2. I like Cavill’s Superman. But I agree about Gil Gadot. Great actress and did a good job in the role. But physically, she just doesn’t have the stature for it. Or the breasts, but that is a different issue!

        But Ben Affleck hit it out of the park. I dislike his politics, but I love his Batman.

        1. She’s got a gorgeous face, but that 0.5% body fat is a bit much.

        2. But Ben Affleck hit it out of the park. I dislike his politics, but I love his Batman.

          We’ll just agree to disagree. I mean, he’s better than Clooney.

          1. Low bar.

            But anyway. I recall one commentator remarking how a lot of actors could play either Batman or Bruce Wayne, but there was a dearth of people who could play both parts effectively.

    3. That’s Khal Drogo and will always be Khal Drogo.

      1. Wrong, that’s Ronon Dex.

        1. Ehh… I was a fan, but let’s stick with Khal Drogo.

      2. But Dothraki fear the sea of poison water!!

  18. Underwear is a weapon in Fort Pierce

    The incident at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute happened as an officer stood near a bathroom.

    A woman later identified as Muttlea “threw over my head a black woman’s undergarment,” the affidavit states.

    “The garment then went around my neck and she began to pull back obstructing my airway,” the affidavit states. “I fell back to the ground with Muttlea and the garment still wrapped around my neck.”

    Muttlea dropped the undergarment, which appeared similar to a slip.

    Then she ate a rubber glove that was on the ground.

    1. How did he know the undergarment belonged to a black woman? That’s racist!

      1. And how did he know the undergarment was a “she”? That’s sexist!

    2. I propose a common sense ban on women’s underwear. (However, women over 60 and those over 200 lbs will be required to obtain a permit and wear granny panties to avoid a penaltax.)

    3. Normal weekend at Crusty’s

    4. Then she ate a rubber glove that was on the ground.

      !

    5. Then she ate a rubber glove that was on the ground.

      I love this world.

      1. Of course, Florida.

        Man, I love this state…

    6. Then she ate a rubber glove that was on the ground.

      W.T.F?

      1. For real, an alternate meaning of WTF could easily by Why, That’s Florida.

  19. Rufus:

    B.C. man seeks good home for a half-dozen yaks

    A Vancouver Island farmer is looking for a good home for his half-dozen yaks.

    Timothy Hume has spent a decade raising a small herd of furry Tibetan bovids near Duncan, B.C., but he’s considering moving and can’t take them along.

    Hume raised the yaks for the meat, but others keep them for their wool or their milk.

    They also make great company, according to Hume. “If you’re feeling down or something you just go sit out there with the herd and they’ll come lay down around you,” he said. “It just brings peace.”

    1. Naw, he’s not moving, he just couldn’t get them to shut up.

      1. They wouldn’t take out the papers and the trash

        1. Probably couldn’t hold their liquor either.

    2. Benny Hill’s saxophonist hardest hit.

  20. Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs at VW brand by 2020

    Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker is trying to increase savings at its biggest business in its home base of Germany, where its costs are high.

    It must also find billions of euros to pay fines and settlements stemming from its diesel emissions cheating scandal as well as fund a strategic shift toward electric and self-drive cars.

    Volkswagen’s labor leaders said management had agreed to avoid forced redundancies in Germany until 2025 a step which clears the path to cutting 23,000 jobs via buyouts, early retirements and by reducing part-time staff.

    Jobs will also be cut in North America, Brazil and Argentina, VW said, without being more specific. Around 114,000 employees work for VW brand in Germany.

    1. I can’t say I’m surprised. After getting abused and shaken down for eggregious sums, they need to reduce costs somewhere.

    2. My dad worked for Volkswagen until recently. He left the company about one month before the emissions thing came to light. Talk about good timing.

    3. Suddenly jobs don’t matter when it comes to environmental emissions, huh.

      1. Germany will pay to have those 23,000 workers trained to install solar panels in a market that never appears.

        1. Mandated purchases, man. You forget, this is the EU you’re talking about.

        2. It will appear. They’ll have the light installers out putting panels on houses. And the Germans will feel very good about their low unemployment and oodles of green energy while they complain vociferously about their ludicrously high energy costs. Oh, and they’ll also burn megatons of wood to heat their houses because Germany is further north than Wisconsin.

    4. Was the VW settlement with the US government a court decision, or just something imposed by the EPA? If the latter, could a sitting president change the terms of the settlement, reduce fines, etc? Would make the greenies go ballistic.

      1. I believe it was an out of court settlement, so Lord Trump could alter the deal.

        1. Pray he doesn’t alter it further?

      2. I think it was tit for tat. The EU has been repeatedly shaking down US tech companies over batshit crazy “privacy” (censorship) laws and the US fired back I believe. Of course both sides want to conceal any appearance of a trade war happening, because that’s only something that happens when right wingers are in power!

    5. Good thing the gubmint went after them for emissions related bullshit, otherwise there’d be too many people with jobs! Jobs are bad for climate change and stuff.

  21. David Brock gathering donors to ‘kick Donald Trump’s ass’

    Hillary Clinton’s attack dog David Brock is launching his own Koch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trump’s stunning victory over Clinton last week.

    Brock on Thursday night emailed more than 200 of the biggest donors on the left ? including finance titans George Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman ? inviting them to a retreat in Palm Beach over inauguration weekend to assess what Democrats did wrong in 2016, figure out how to correct it and raise cash for those initiatives.

    “This will be THE gathering for Democratic donors from across the country to hear from a broad and diverse group of leaders about the next steps for progressives under a Trump Administration,” Brock wrote to the donors in an email obtained by POLITICO.

    1. I thought progressives were wailing about all the big money in politics and being controlled by an oligarchy of billionaires?

      1. It’s different when *they* do it, Tornado.torrent.

      2. Yet…Hillary raised the most money.

    2. I hope their meetup is in the underground sewers in Palm Beach.

      Brock will be at home in the sewers. (No insult to the Ninja Turtles.)

    3. well it all goes to show that Brock learned grifting at the feet of the Masters

    4. David Brock? Is going to be the guy who plays attack dog on Donald Trump? This is less believable than the Justice League. Trump would probably sleeping gas him, put a radio on his braces, and pretend to be God talking to him.

      1. That movie is very underappreciated.

        1. That movie is very underappreciated.

          Not around these parts. This reminded me of my experiences in engineering school.

        2. No one played assholes better than William Atherton.

          “So it goes from God…to Jerry…to you….to the cleaners”

          1. I used to have the I LOVE TOXIC WASTE shirt but I got too fat to wear it.

            1. I can’t wear my shirt in public because I have become too muscular and shrank it, so it makes me look like I am about to dance at one of Jesse’s pyscho-lube haunts.

            2. Val, its okay. You’re safe here.

              1. *hides the bowl of green jello*

    5. “Hey everyone, thanks for coming. First step: let’s do exactly what we did during the 16 election, only bigger!”

      “HOOORAY!”

    6. David Brock gathering donors to ‘kick Donald Trump’s ass’

      inviting them to a retreat in Palm Beach over inauguration weekend to assess what Democrats did wrong in 2016,

      Dude, you’re doing it now.

      1. Yea they want to appeal to the middle class and stick it to the rich by having a retreat with a bunch of billionaires imposing their own preferences on the rest of us (green energy for instance)

        1. Yeah buit they want to overturn Citizens United and raise their own taxes on incomes they don’t technically have. GOOBLE GOBBLE GOOBLE GOBBLE, ONE OF US, ONE OF US!

    7. The books of this donor network would be quite interesting, given Brock’s inherent “truthiness”. I’m assuming he’d take a cut of everything like in the dozen or so pacs and nonprofits he currently runs.

      You could make an audit into a reality show.

    8. “I Hope Hillary Truly Understands Now How Batshit Crazy David Brock Is”

      – John Podesta

      http://www.warsclerotic.com/2016/11/0…..-brock-is/

  22. This Guy Documented His First Week Of Work At Target & It’s Hilarious

    It’s may not be hilarious, but it’s humorous.

    Things That Happened On My First Day At Target

    -Sold lingerie to an eighty year old woman

    -Got a free salted caramel frappacino from the suspectedly gay barista, Parker

    -Sold a bra to the mom of a sixteen year old girl who was cringing the entire time

    -Had a very engaging conversation with a three year old boy about colors. We both like blue.

    -Served an old woman who I thought had an impressive mustache, but it was just nose hair

    -Watched her and two other women with her get trapped between two sets of automatic doors because they did not understand how to open them. How they got through the first set, I still do not know.

    -Sold fifteen gallons of kitty litter to a soccer mom who refused to break eye contact

    1. sounds like normal retail work.

      Did the amount of red in that store make him go blind yet?

      Also, liking blue probably will cost him his job, as that’s Wal-Mart’s color, not target.

    2. Served an old woman who I thought had an impressive mustache, but it was just nose hair

      And her bouffant was just her long eyebrows combed back.

    3. Got a free salted caramel frappacino from the suspectedly gay barista, Parker

      OK now I’m Off to Urban Dictionary!

      1. You said it, man. That euphemism does not pass.

        1. [Gandalf] EU-! SHALL NOT, -PHEMISM! [/Gandalf]

    4. -Sold fifteen gallons of kitty litter to a soccer mom who refused to break eye contact

      That must have been some batch of bleeding out of her…..wherever…

      1. Are you mad-doggin’ me, bitch?

        1. I got your Mad Doggin’ right here, punk azz Moe-shittah!

            1. OK, I laughed pretty hard at that.

    5. And I certainly don’t think that the Target guy was being homophobic by his “suspectedly gay barista, Parker” comment.

      His tumblr name is “kimpossibooty”

      Saw a girl skipping down the aisle in what can only be described as a pink princess fairy wedding dress. She was filled with happiness and if I hadn’t been on the clock I would have taken her. At the very least, I want that outfit for my own.

      Three college boys came through, each buying spandex and makeup wipes. They spoke no words. They made too much eye contact. They left me with more questions. I question when this job will provide answers.

    6. I worked the overnight shift at Target for a few years. I miss that team, they were fun.

      1. Shopping at Wal-Mart between 12-4AM on a week night leads to some of the oddest interactions…

  23. Translator at German refugee camp says Muslim migrants display ‘pure hatred’ of Christians

    A translator at German refugee camps has revealed Muslim migrants are showing ‘pure hatred’ toward Christians and want the country to be Islamised.
    The Arabic speaker worked in a number of asylum centres across the country and went undercover to discover migrants were preaching ‘pure hatred’ about non-Muslims and women were planning to have more children to ‘destroy Christians’.
    She said the hostility is also visible at asylum homes, where Muslim children refuse to play with Christians.

    1. Anyone suprised at this raise their hand.

      *keeps arm lowered*

    2. Duuuh. What was their first clue?

      No more Islamonazis in the west. And someone please punch Angela Merkel in her big fat potato-sack face.

      1. Not even an Anglerfish Merkin? You’re slipping, Mikey.

          1. Man-gela Turkeletta probably.

      2. Potato sack face? That’s actually a good one.

    3. I really wish my German cousins would think about rediscovering our ancestral Gods. I think modern Europeans who are nominally Christian have embraced way too much of a pacifistic attitude. My ancestors (German and Scottish) were warrior peoples. And it shames our ancestors to see what these people have become.

      1. You know who else thought that Christianity made the German people weak, and wanted them to rediscover their ancient beliefs?

        1. Nietzsche?

        2. Der Studiengruppe f?r germanisches Altertum?

      2. I don’t really see the Germans becoming a warrior people again. Didn’t work out so well the last time. Though I guess they could be all whooping it up in Valhalla now.

      3. ^^^This

        1. Ah, Fuck. (Hit the damn refresh before posting!) Yeah, Bear you are correct.

      4. How dare you take any pride in your ancestry?!? BURN HIM

        1. Yeah, it’s pretty gross and pathetic.

          1. I’m proud to be my father’s son. So lame.

        2. I actually think taking pride in your ancestry isn’t a good thing (though not necessarily a bad thing either). Seems to me that people taking pride in one’s ancestry is responsible for a significant amount of the violence and hate in the world.

          Taking pride in the good aspects of the civilization you belong to is great. But that’s because those things are good, not because of your ancestry. Bringing one’s ancestry into it just gives us never-ending conflicts and only prolongs and worsens the kind of clash of civilizations we see in Europe at the moment.

          Europeans don’t need to take pride in their ancestry. They need to remember the things that made their civilization great, regardless of who their ancestors were or what role they played.

          1. You said it, man. Being proud of shit you didn’t do is hella dumb. Getting born into a particular family, society, or ethnic group is no accomplishment of yours.

          2. Seems to me that people taking pride in one’s ancestry is responsible for a significant amount of the violence and hate in the world.

            No, taking personal credit for the achievements of your ancestors is what you’re referring to. I take pride in the fact that my ancestors created the common law and property rights, I don’t take credit for it. I’m thankful they had the wherewithal to do what almost no other societies had the wherewithal to do. I’d be thankful for their contribution to humanity regardless of whether or not I could count my ancestors among the creators.

            Europeans don’t need to take pride in their ancestry. They need to remember the things that made their civilization great, regardless of who their ancestors were or what role they played.

            Sure they don’t necessarily need to, but it promotes a sense of community which promotes high degrees of social trust which enables the aforementioned great things about western civilization to persist from generation to generation.

            1. I further recognize the will of my ancestors, was to pass on the institutions they valued onto their descendants. Just as I recognize that my great grandfather passed his landholdings and wealth accumulated during his lifetime to his descendants because he wanted what was best for his own progeny, instead of selling the land and living like a king in the last years of his life which he was within his rights to do. My great grandfather didn’t bequeath that wealth to his progeny so they could forsake it, ruin it or give it away.

              That drive to pass on wealth and accumulated knowledge from one generation to the next is not a facet of his altruism towards the whole of humanity, it was altruism directed towards his own small descendant branch of humanity. That individual, somewhat self-interested drive is what propels civilization forward from one generation to the next. High time preference, living and dying like there is no tomorrow, is the bane of a civilization and of human well being.

              1. Pride in my ancestry amounts to little more than the respect and gratitude I have for my ancestor’s wherewithal to enhance my own prospects and that of my own children.

            2. No, taking personal credit for the achievements of your ancestors is what you’re referring to. I take pride in the fact that my ancestors created the common law and property rights, I don’t take credit for it.

              That pride itself is an arbitrary tribal response. Other ancestors were likely the proponents of despotism, slavery and other horrors but I don’t think you feel shame (or should, and this is a central part of the German problem, i.e. guilt for the Holocaust) for their actions. It’s a double edged sword. It should be irrelevant whether good idea was a product of my ancestors or not, it’s the quality of the idea that defines its value.

              1. That pride itself is an arbitrary tribal response.

                It’s not arbitrary at all. It’s gratitude, it’s thankfulness and it’s respect for what they did for me.

                1. It’s arbitrary in the sense that you take pride in the positive actions, but do not feel shame for the negative ones. And I don’t expect you to feel shame for them, but there will always be ancestors who exploited others or achieved their gains through violent action. Their actions are just as relevant to your current state as the positive actions of your ancestors, but you only stress one aspect of that (i.e. the aspect that makes you feel good). And that’s why ancestral concerns open the floodgates to social justice concepts. If you argue that “the actions of my ancestors is relevant to my current well-being” the eventual response is “therefore the negative actions of your ancestors is relevant to the well-being of you, and the descendants of the people your ancestors exploited”. Again, double edged sword.

                  1. It’s arbitrary in the sense that you take pride in the positive actions, but do not feel shame for the negative ones.

                    Winner-take-all pride vs shame is not a valid dichotomy. If my great grandpappy had done things to hinder my life prospects, I’d certainly feel less gratitude or respect for his actions. If he’d molested my grandfather, I’d certainly feel something other than pride counting him among my ancestors. A great-uncle of mine forced a sale of a sizable portion of the family holdings to settle up his gambling debts, I don’t feel respect or gratitude to have had him in my family.

                    but you only stress one aspect of that (i.e. the aspect that makes you feel good

                    If my ancestors had pissed away any sort of bequeathment to his progeny, whether it’s an immediate ancestor squandering the family fortune or an ancient king that brought my society to a perpetual low point I wouldn’t feel pride for that. But that’s not the case, the progression of society more generally and my family specifically has been one of ascendance and betterment, I do feel pride for that, as in a feeling of respect and gratitude for what they did for me and my children or the society with which I feel kinship.

                    1. the eventual response is “therefore the negative actions of your ancestors is relevant to the well-being of you, and the descendants of the people your ancestors exploited”. Again, double edged sword.

                      It is indeed a double edged sword, in that any ole person from any society in the world can and has exploited others. There’s nothing special about that, what is special is having the wherewithal to overcome cycles of exploitation and making the future world a better place despite that you’ll have no place in it. The bad promulgated by my ancestors is overwritten many times over by the good they have given to the modern world. If my family and society were nothing but slavers and monsters and their contribution to humanity was a net negative, you can bet your ass I’d feel no pride for that. But I’m not so delusional as to think that is the case.

                    2. It is a valid dichotomy, in the sense that negative actions can have long-term postive consequences. Would you take pride in the rape of your peasant great-great-x20 grandmother by your German mercenary great-great-x20 grandfather in the 16th century? Ultimately that act, as monstrous as it was, provided a net benefit to you on the basis that you exist. That’s the problem, it’s cherry picking what you consider the good actions and handwaving the ‘evil’ actions that benefited you.

                    3. Would you take pride in the rape of your peasant great-great-x20 grandmother by your German mercenary great-great-x20 grandfather in the 16th century?

                      Why would I? I’d feel pity and gratitude for that great-great-grandmother and I would feel animosity to the rapist ancestor that so grievously harmed the peasant great great grandmother.

                      I also don’t feel thankful for the Holocaust, nor am I logically obligated to, because my grandmother’s first husband died in the Dachau concentration camp, whose death arguably allowed me to come into existence. Taking pride in my ancestry is just giving the respect to those ancestors to whom I feel a debt, obviously I don’t endorse or take credit for the life choices of every single ancestor ever.

                    4. In aggregate, what my ancestors have given to me is utterly invaluable. I stand on the shoulders of men and women who endured far more hardship than I can imagine and yet here I am today living a life better than almost any of them could possibly have imagined. There’s nothing wrong with respecting that and feeling gratitude to them for that.

                      That’s the problem, it’s cherry picking what you consider the good actions and handwaving the ‘evil’ actions that benefited you.

                      What cherry picking? I’m not claiming bad things didn’t happen, nor am I claiming credit for good things that happened, and I’m not claiming ownership over anything other than my portion of inheritance they gave me, the values and social institutions that make me who I am today. It’s not an “all or nothing” proposition and that’s why what you’re laying here is a false dichotomy.

            3. No, taking personal credit for the achievements of your ancestors is what you’re referring to.

              Not exactly. It doesn’t even make sense to take personal credit for something someone did before you were born. What I’m thinking of is more people who carry historical grudges with them, or believe that because their ancestors occupied a piece of land, that they should be able to do so forever, no matter how much time has intervened.

              It’s pride in ancestry that causes a lot of middle eastern Muslims to carry a grudge against European civilization and to feel entitled to reparations or re-conquests to right perceived historic wrongs.

              1. It’s pride in ancestry that causes a lot of middle eastern Muslims to carry a grudge against European civilization and to feel entitled to reparations or re-conquests to right perceived historic wrongs.

                Revanchism and ethnic grudges may well be related to pride, but they’re absolutely not synonymous or equivalent.

      5. Modern paganism slips pretty quickly into the ‘hippie weirdos who internalize Christian/modern values and pretend they’re not”.

        I mean, look at that temple to Thor in Iceland. No human sacrifices at blots? Norse mythology being a pretext for environmentalism?

      6. The brave ones go venturing, they seek their glory and their fortunes on distant shores, forsaking all that they know and love to pursue dreams.

        They leave behind the weak, the venal, and the perverse.

        And it shows.

    4. We still need to welcome tens of thousands of Muslim refugees with open arms. Because reasons.

      1. Reasons like, “They abused all the non-Muslims in the refugee camps so badly that they all left and went into hiding on their own, so now the only people we can find to bring in are Muslims”?

    5. Paging Shikha Dalmia and HazelMeade…. You gals were saying something about Islamo-Mohammedans being so open to peace, love, and humptyness?

      The only thing missing from this story is all the vaginal and anal tearing rape.

      1. Actually, Shikha is certain that they will be defenders of freedom and the Constitution. I am not making this up.

        1. Since I don’t read her anymore (for realz), I’ll take your word for it.

          1. Since I don’t read her anymore (for realz), I’ll take your word for it.

            Listen, we need every commentarian available to be posting negative comments on her articles. I really want Shikha to feel the scorn., 98% derision in the comments section just isn’t going to cut it.

        2. Did she say that refugees coming now would be, or that the kinds of Muslim immigrants that the US has usually gotten would? Kind of a big difference there.

          1. She said “minorities”, which is about as broad as it gets. Let’s not pretend that Shikha places any rational limitations on her absolutist positions on immigration. Cytotoxic learned from watching her.

            1. Speaking of Cytotoxic, I guess after the election, he stuck his head out of his mom’s basement, saw Trump’s shadow, and won’t be back for another 6 weeks?

              1. 4 more years of political winter. And since Cytotoxic is fearful of it, it’s probably a good thing.

    6. We could admit thousands of the most hate-y hating Muslim haters spreading their religio-hate through their terrorist unsafe sex and fertility, and this country would have more people who think lizard-men control the government.

      Even the worst case scenario of tens of thousands of absolutely evil, irredeemable humans utterly lacking in any value whatsoever, you’re still more likely to be killed by a woman driver.

      Perspective. That’s all I’m sayin’. Plus a hefty dose of “the cure for bad speech is good speech” is pretty implicit here.

      1. ” killed by a woman driver.”

        I KNEW IT!

        The 19th Amendment was an ERROR!!!!!

        1. In ur freewayz, putting on makeups.

          1. For real. Why, i’ve been killed by a woman driver six times so far this year.

            1. Worst abstract euphemism ever. Even the Italian judge is throwing stuff at you.

              1. Shakespeare called it the ‘little death’.

  24. Kanye West says that while he didn’t vote in the presidential election, if he had voted he “would have voted for Trump.”

    Hahaha! I have a couple of progressive friends who’ve been wanting him to run for president in 2020 (no, really). This should brighten their day.

    1. Trump should appoint Kanye to head the National Endowment for the Arts.

  25. Trump’s Muslim registry wouldn’t be illegal, constitutional law experts say

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, known for his hard-line stance on immigration, told Reuters in a story published Wednesday that he has been in regular contact with Trump’s immigration advisers and that the president-elect’s team is considering a system modeled after a controversial one implemented in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It fulfills Trump’s promise of “extreme vetting” for immigrants from countries affected by terrorism, a threshold he has yet to flesh out more fully.

    That program, labeled the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, required those entering the U.S. from a list of certain countries ? all but one predominantly Muslim ? to register when they arrived in the U.S., undergo more thorough interrogation and be fingerprinted. The system, referred to by the acronym NSEERS, was criticized by civil rights groups for targeting a religious group and was phased out in 2011 because it was found to be redundant with other immigration systems.

    1. the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System

      Affectionately known as “SNEERS”?

  26. ‘Triggered’ Lena Dunham Checks Into Posh Arizona Resort For ‘Vision Quest’

    Since election day we’ve been peppered by one outburst after another from the disaffected snowflake who can’t seem to come to terms with the results of the democratic process. She recently went so far as to share her utter “terror” that a “predator will soon be residing in the White House.”

    Now, apparently the post-election stress has just overwhelmed the sensitive Dunham to the point that she has checked herself into a posh resort in Sedona, Arizona to recover from her misery. Per the Instagram post below, Dunham has resorted to desert “vision quests” to help with her suffering.

    Asked the Canyon for some guidance. She said this week is going to be revolutionary, and so I threw my arms open and said “bring it.” (Good thing we got the week’s first true smile on camera.) Loving you all and whispered some wishes for you into the big red rock.

    1. Asked the Canyon for some guidance.

      Why is she asking her private parts for guidance?

      1. LOL … LOL … lol …

      2. One more prog talking to the echo chamber

    2. In the twilight’s last gleaming
      This is open season
      But you won’t get too far
      Cause you gotta blame someone
      For your own confusion
      We’re on guard this time
      (On guard this time)
      Against your final solution
      Oh no

      1. Monte Crusto and Lena, sitting in a tree…

        The fact that this did not immediately spring forth shows how incompetent you really are. You disgust me. You must now commit seppuku. You have dishonoured the Crusty name.

        1. I disagree. I posted some lyrics to the amazing song (and one of the few positive Canadian contributions to American pop culture) Lunatic Fringe, which was featured in the film Vision Quest.

          That I was the only one to make that reference is a shining example of how far the Hit and Run has fallen.

          1. You should have led with the more well known reference, to reel in the masses so’s they are exposes to the more obscure, thus cementing your expertise in the mediocre and maudlin. I swear, Crusty, are you sure you know *anything* about salesmanship that doesn’t involve roofies?

            *hands Crusty surgical grade katana for proper seppuku*

            1. Vision Quest is known to those who are worthy, like Lee. Fucking Lee got it. Lee! LEE!

              I mean…Lee is cooler than you. It’s time to do some soul searching, Groov.

              1. Your right. It’s time for a Vision Quest. With Dr. ZG. *wiggles eyebrows*

                1. Your right.

                  *wince*

          2. I dropped that sick reference months ago. Try to keep up Juggler.

    3. First white ciswomen like her made Donald Trump king, now she wants to add insult, in the form of cultural appropriation, to injury? That’s not ok.

  27. Calls for DNA test after woman finds concerning ‘meat’ in her soup

    The customer, named only as Akousa, said: ‘I had gone to get some food from the food joint because I was hungry and my preferred choice was Tuo zafi which I bought and took home to eat.’

    Tuo zafi is a traditional dish in Accra, Ghana, where she bought it.

    But she immediately stopped eating when she noticed the lumpen sausage which looked nauseatingly similar to a human penis.

    TW: Penis-like sausage or a sausage-like penis

    1. DNA isn’t going to tell you whether or not it is a penis.

      It will tell you if it’s human.

  28. Everybody Panic (and grab your towel)

    During a speech Tuesday at Britain’s Oxford University Union, Hawking detailed the history of man’s understanding of the universe and reiterated that the future of humankind lies in space, the Daily Express reported.

    “We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” he said. “I don’t think we will survive another 1000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

    1. It never ceases to amaze me that men like Hawking who have brilliant minds can act so stupid. I take a back seat to no one in my love of space opera and hard sci-if. But the fact of the matter is, space is about the harshest environment imaginable. Space is unforgiving. There is not a single habitable place in our solar system other than Earth. Mars maybe with domes and pressure suits, but then isn’t that a far more fragile existence?

      So the other options are living on ships in space (again far more fragile) or interstellar travel to other habitable planets. Generation ships? Are we going to find 20000 people willing to volunteer live, have children, die, their children having children in space etc.
      Wormholes, warp drive, etc are pipe dreams unless some MAJOR developments in both physics and engineering take place. Project Orion? I suppose it is technically feasible, but the cost would be prohibitive to send enough people to make it worth it (food, water).

      1. Space is indeed a harsh mistress. But when have gentle ones been any good in bed?

      2. There is something you are very good at. If that thing happens to be something that fascinates people, you may be asked for your opinion on other things only tangentially, or perhaps not even at all, related. The only question is whether you will be humble enough to say that you’re not qualified to comment, or not.

      3. It would be possible for mankind to live on several other planets and moons within the solar system, actually. The thing is, the cost and effort at doing so is completely unjustifiable. There isn’t anything out there that we can’t get here on Earth at something like 1/1000th of the cost.

        Personally I somewhat agree with Hawking in that, in the very long term, leaving Earth will eventually become necessary or value added. Who knows what the future holds though. Hawkings certainly doesn’t, nor does Mr. Neil Tyson. No one does.

        Ultimately China will probably do it first though. It requires a bizarre mix of technology and disregard for human life to try and colonize the solar system.

    2. I don’t know why everyone thinks the planet is so damn fragile. If it was the delicate balance it’s made out to be, life on Earth would have ended long ago.

      1. It’s far more likely that humans will die out before the rest of the earth does.

        1. Probably. But humans aren’t all that fragile either. Even if something big happens, like an ice age or truly catastrophic climate change of another type, if people manage to maintain some knowledge of science and technology, it only takes a few hundred years to get from a pre-industrial condition to where we are now.

          Mostly I just think speculation about and planning for the distant future is silly. We have no idea what else will happen in the next few hundred years, let alone 1000 years.

          1. It seems to me the farther out in time for which the doomsayers make predictions, the shriller their predictions are. Helps that they won’t be around when their predictions can be tested.

            1. It’s pretty easy to just make shit up when you and everyone else alive now will be dead long before your predictions can be tested.

          2. What? You think people can just like, move away from the current shoreline over the course of decades?

          3. “…it only takes a few hundred years to get from a pre-industrial condition to where we are now.”

            No, it only took a few hundred years the first time. It can’t be done the same way a second time. The first rise of modern technology consumed all the low-hanging fruit?the easily accessible metals, fuels, minerals, topsoil, etc., that allowed a rapid growth of industry with relatively simple technology. If we get knocked back down to a pre-industrial level, that feat can’t be replicated.

      2. I don’t know why everyone thinks the planet is so damn fragile.

        Scale can be used to bolster such an argument; average ocean depth is quoted at 3.688km, with a diameter of 12,742km quoted for earth. Scaled to the diameter of a basketball, then, the ocean would be around 0.07mm thick, or less than that of a piece of paper. The ozone layer would be 0.475mm above the surface. The ISS would orbit 7.61mm from the surface.

  29. The divorce rate is generally misunderstood anyway.

    The first marriage divorce rate is low. The serial divorcees are what make the overall rate look bad. I would bet the latter is what is changing, not the former. After 1 or 2 divorces, people might just be choosing to live together now instead of jumping into marriage again.

    1. They can’t afford a third alimony payment each month.

      1. Having to pay half of nothing isn’t very much.

    2. Looking at the BLS stats, around 45% of all people who have been married at some point in their life have gotten divorced at some point in their life. A similar amount of 1st marriages end in divorce. Interestingly, more men have never been divorced than women, which may imply that men are likely bimodal (no divorces or serial divorces) whereas women are not.

      1. Also interesting is the high negative correlation between educational attainment and divorce. Almost 60% of married people without a high school diploma will get divorced, whereas only 30% of married people with a bachelor’s degree will.

        I think the educational stats will change as they do longitudinal studies on later GenX and Millennials, but for the cohort in this study (1957-1964), education was the strongest predictor of marriage solvency.

        1. For less educated people, a bad marriage is more likely to get in the way of survival. Upscale people can afford the luxury of a loser spouse.

      2. How big is the difference? Maybe it’s because men die younger.

  30. Someone set up a petition to make Trump ‘eat shrooms until he realises we are all one’

    Young explains: ‘Everybody should shroom at least once in their lives. Donald Trump is probably going to need more than the majority of the population for the effects to get past his coke-addled brain.

    ‘I propose that not only Donald Trump, but every politician, explore some cow patty delights.

    ‘Less war, less corporate bailouts, more love for everyone of all races and gender (no, Donald, grabbing the pussy isn’t the same as love) will do away with the deficit and put more money in the pockets of the American people (is that money in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?)’

    1. ‘Less war, less corporate bailouts,

      I see the functionally retarded have an eight year blind spot.

      1. Less war, fewer corporate bailouts, amirite?

    2. I don’t think petitions work that way. Or shrooms. Or Donald Trump.

    3. Nobody gives a shit about online petitions. Why do people keep making them? Where do I sign the “stop making online petitions” petition?

    4. …his coke-addled brain.

      They picked a weird topic to engage in drug-shaming.

  31. A feel good story amidst all the wailing and gnashing of teeth:

    Alisa is a Russian mechanic who’s fond of YooToob Tootorials…

    Alisa has an untypical [sic] hobby for a Russian girl: she is a self-taught car mechanic. She is fond of watching tons of YouTube tutorials on car repair topics. Then she goes to her garage and tries it all on real life cars, taking photos and posts in her blog devoted to car repairs which has already become popular among.. men.

    I want my twin girls to grow up to be just like this gal with her dedication to self-determination.

    1. I don’t want to get drawn down the EnglishRussia tarpit again. Last time I spent several days sending russian roads pictures to co-workers…

    2. If I have to look at Mel the 300lb yinzer or her when I’m looking for a tutorial, I know which one I’m going to.

    3. I want my twin girls to grow up to be just like this gal

      So does OMWC.

      1. OMWC never wants his girls to grow up

        1. OMWC’s girls eventually push up daisies.

  32. Donald Trump has reportedly picked…

    …his nose. The result was appointed as Secretary of Education.

    1. No, no! That would Interior.

  33. Lessons in Bureaucratic Infighting and Empire Building from the FBI

    FBI files released earlier this year show the Bureau’s plan to build a secret network of “stay behind” agents in Alaska that would become active in the event of a Communist invasion. The file also reveals that Bureau personnel thought the biggest advantage to this plan was that it would screw over the CIA, ensuring the Bureau’s supremacy in their ongoing feud with other intelligence agencies.

    Bonus: the program was called “Red Dawn”

    WOLVERINES!!!!

    1. -Well, who IS on our side?

      Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.

      -Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.

      *pause* There were.

      1. the pause isn’t really the grabber though. it’s the flare up in the fire after he tosses his whiskey on it.

        1. That’s a good point.

    2. “You think you’re tough for eating beans every day? There’s half a million scarecrows in Denver who’d give anything for one mouthful of what you got. They’ve been under siege for about three months. They live on rats and sawdust bread and sometimes… on each other. At night, the pyres for the dead light up the sky. It’s medieval.”

    3. The file also reveals that Bureau personnel thought the biggest advantage to this plan was that it would screw over the CIA

      If only we could convince them that protecting and upholding the rights of ordinary citizens would screw the CIA.

    4. I trust that the Homeland Security Act has fixed this.

  34. Jeff Sessions is terrible.

    “Sessions is against legalizing cannabis for either recreation or medicine. “I’m a big fan of the DEA”, he said during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.[59] Sessions was “heartbroken” and found “it beyond comprehension” when President Obama claimed that cannabis is not as dangerous as alcohol.[60]

    http://tinyurl.com/hyrslfe

    The only legal protection medical marijuana has is on the level of an executive order stating the feds shouldn’t interfere with marijuana operations that are complying with state law and local ordinances.

    That goes away with the stroke of a pen.

    Jeff Sessions is now in charge of the DEA.

    Recreational marijuana retailers in California and Nevada are in serious trouble. They were supposed to be here come January 2018. The legal growers are in serious trouble.

    I don’t think we should interpret Sessions’ appointment as Trump’s verdict on legal marijuana. Sessions just got first pick of cabinet positions for being competent and loyal. But it isn’t good for marijuana.

    Sessions is a social conservative, and he sees marijuana in socially conservative terms. It might as well be abortion or gay marriage.

    1. I agree. There are some spots that Sessions might be good (perhaps in some fiscal capacity). But he shouldn’t be anywhere near an agency that can directly fuck over people for doing things that don’t harm anyone else.

    2. I wonder whether California or Colorado or Washington are willing to go to the mat over it.

      1. Well, the Obama administration conducted hundreds of raids against medical marijuana clinics in California and elsewhere before he made that procedural change.

        I don’t know what California can do.

        The DEA comes in and starts raiding, arresting, and imprisoning retailers and growers. That’s federal law, and the Supreme Court says they have the legal right to regulate marijuana as commerce.

        The DEA probably won’t go after Colorado so much. They’ll focus on states where the Republicans have little chance of losing voters–California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts. There will just be a massive chilling effect in swing states like Nevada and Colorado.

        Anyway, I don’t think Sessions cared about whether marijuana was popular anywhere outside of Alabama before, and now he’s no longer running for office. I doubt he can be President. Maybe if he was Vice President first, but he lost that fight to Pence.

        1. Good points. As bonkers as the progs are acting now, it would be nice to see them flex some state power over the issue. Do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

    3. Maybe Congress should show some fucking balls and just explicitly make it legal (federally, at any rate). Then Sessions can’t do shit.

      1. I wish they would do that. I’m not sure they can.

        Where it’s popular, it’s very popular.

        I doubt it’s popular in the Midwest or the South.

        Legalization got 56 percent of the vote in California–but even there, 44 percent voted against legalization.

        In other states, you’re gonna have problems getting Republican representatives to vote for that.

        The best hope may be getting the Court to revisit Gonzales v. Raich.

        P.S. Fuck Filburn.

    4. “I’m a big fan of the DEA”

      WINNERS DON’T USE DRUGS

      Whoops, wrong Sessions, sorry.

  35. ESPN’s Public Editor Agrees With Viewers That Network ‘Has Moved Leftward’

    ESPN Public Editor Jim Brady on Election Eve surveyed complaints that the sports network had gone overboard with liberal pieties, frustrating long-time watchers by injecting politics onto the playing field. He agreed with conservative complaints that ESPN had shifted leftward, though the company brass and at least one outspoken lefty personality didn’t see a problem: “One notion that virtually everyone I spoke to at ESPN dismisses is what some have perceived as unequal treatment of conservatives who make controversial statements vs. liberals who do the same.”

    1. No. Fucking. Shit.

      JUST TALK ABOUT THE SPORTS.

      Is that so hard? Whenever I hear them going into it, I just change the channel. They have, you know, POLITICAL SHOWS for that stuff. When I tune into Little Steven’s Underground Garage I want music not personal quips on climate change with faux-scientists like Nye lecturing me. When I go to Siriusly Sinatra, I want Frank not a discussion on how they get the fucken caramel in the CARAMILK BAR!

      1. They can’t help themselves. Sports commentators are the among the dumbest, yet most convinced of their intellectual superiority, people on the planet.

        1. Example 1: Keith Olbermann.

        2. Mitch Albom is frantically waving at you.

      2. The left must conquer everything. You shouldn’t be allowed to enjoy a bowl of oatmeal with enduring a lecture about income inequality on the side of the box. Only then can we acheive the New Soviet Man.

    2. i skimmed it. didn’t see the word “hemorrhage” anywhere, as in “ESPN is hemorrhaging viewers”.

    3. Yeah, the only thing on ESPN even remotely watchable (or listenable) that isn’t an actual sports broadcast right now is Mike and Mike and that is because they go so far out of their way to remain utterly apolitical.

  36. A Bigfoot hunter on how to have smart political discourse

    But Ranae is unique in the world of Bigfoot searchers, she doesn’t believe the animal is real. Holland has a background as a field biologist and believes there is no proof of Sasquatch. She plays the role of the skeptical scientist on the show.

    “I love Bigfoot stories. I am curious so even though I don’t believe it’s real I love the idea of it,” says Holland.

    Holland says her favorite part of hosting the show is the connection that she can make with the people who claim to have seen Bigfoot. But these are delicate conversations for her. She doesn’t want to dismiss the person’s experience but needs stay true to her scientific knowledge. She says she is just trying to understand what happened to them.

    1. she doesn’t believe the animal is real

      Right up until the magical moment she meets STEVE SMITH

      1. and by magic you mean a rapesquatch moment.

        1. STEVE SMITH MAKE BELIEVER OUT OF HER!!!

    2. “I love Bigfoot stories. I am curious so even though I don’t believe it’s real I love the idea of it,” says Holland.

      NOT SURE SHE WILL LOVE IDEA OF STEVE SMITH, BUT WILLING TO FIND OUT.

    3. I like her. That is kind of my feeling on all these types of phenomena: cryptozoology, UFOs, ESP etc. I think the ideas of them are so cool (I grew up watching “In Search Of” with Leonard Nimoy and I loved it!) But at the end of the day I just don’t see enough evidence for any of it.

      1. The world is a lot more boring place than my imagination. There are no ghosts, zombies, poltergeists, giant ancient aliens living in the sea, or telepathy. But life would be a lot more interesting if there was.

        Also when I was a kid I thought quicksand and the Bermuda Triangle would have a bigger impact on my life.

        1. No shit. My wife and son love to watch all those ghost shows. They always piss me off because of how obviously phony they are. It would be unbelievably awesome if they ever one time found an actual ghost.

        2. Quicksand was a real problem when I was a child. Between Danger Island and Land of the Lost, alot of kids were getting stuck in quicksand.

    4. Art Bell’s old shows are a lot of fun, even if I buy exactly none of it.

    5. “She says she is just trying to understand what happened to them.”

      STEVE SMITH ALWAYS WILLING TO ELABORATE

  37. Hand-wringing hypocrisy on NPR drivetime last night: They did an article about the security in place around the building where Trump lives and how that disrupted the lives and jobs of neighbors and delivery people. Conspicuously absent: companion pieces about how the security of other government officials (past, current and future) affects the lives of ordinary Americans.

    1. As opposed to Chocolate Nixon, who routinely shut down many city blocks at a time when he wanted to take his wife out for paella.

    2. But that wasnt in NYC!

    3. One of my lefty friends was ranting that NPR did a piece on the border wall that only talked about how the construction wasn’t that outlandish or expensive. She was irate that they didn’t get into the [im]morality of having a wall at all.

    4. National Propaganda Radio.

      They need to have every dime of taxpayer funding yanked.

    5. You’ve got to be kidding me.

      Obama’s security detail routinely shut down various cities with nary a peep from any in the media.

      1. Various cities? You mean like the Kenwood neighborhood in Chicago?

    6. Everything is different when Trump does it.

      If I were an ambitious young reporter at NPR, I’d be working up story up about how Trump’s use of Air Force One contributes to global warming.

      1. Well it does. I see that damn plane every other day making multiple touch and gos at the local airport.

        Trivia: It uses the callsign Venus when not carrying the POTUS or other officials.

        1. More Trivia/Internet Hearsay:

          Hillary’s chopper was nicknamed “Broomstick One” by her Secret Service detail.

    7. Pretty sure the asshole rioters disrupted people’s lives too.

    8. I’ve been saying for years that the security for the president and other high profile politicians is a completely unreasonable burden on ordinary people. The president should not be allowed out in public unless it is absolutely necessary to the requirements of the job.

    9. I agree on the hypocrisy, but goddamn it is annoying to see a whole block of CPW shut down to street traffic. It means circling around to Broadway to get to Whole Foods!

  38. Divorce rates in the U.S. are currently at a 35-year low.

    The Bloomberg article mentioned that marriage rates have stabilized and risen slightly. There was no mention at all if same sex couples might now be included in this data.

    This might seem somewhat relevant to be mentioned.

    1. Not really. Despite their outstated representation in media and news, gays and lesbians are actually a very small percentage of the population. At most they’d be a bit of statistical static.

      1. I frankly still don’t understand why gay men even want this. (Lesbians I understand). But if I was gay, I would probably be down at the naval base waiting for the fleet to come in.

        1. And believe me, there have been times in my married life I wished I was gay! Alas, I am hopelessly heterosexual.

        2. To have someone to grow old with, just like everyone else wants.

      2. True perhaps

        But the “outstated representation in media and news”, well we are just so damned Photogenic 🙂

    2. Also, nobody really cares. The reason gay marriage certificates weren’t handed out is the same reason best buddy certificates, and brother and sister certificates didn’t exist. Society for the most part simply doesn’t care about these and many other relationships.

      Marriages leading to families, families leading to successful, less criminal offspring is something many people do care about as a metric. We could pass a law that anyone can choose who thier mommy or choose several without being tied to biology. But if we wanted to look at birth statistics people would still be more interested in the number of biological mothers for the same reason. People don’t look at marriage rates to find who has a favorite fuck buddy, the y look at it to figure out if they’re going to be footing the bill for more welfare payments.

      1. That’s nice. But gay people do have families as well. And no, that’s not why gay marriage certificates weren’t handed out in the past.

      2. Also, nobody really cares.

        How very presumptuous of you to speak for the whole of humanity.

  39. Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.

    And they are floating Tom Cotton as they Sec Of Defense.

    1. Oh for crying out loud….Trump is working really, really hard at ruining my post-election schadenfreude.

      1. Yeah. I wish he could’ve held off for at least another week before starting to be horrible.

        1. Exactly. I knew he was going to be terrible, but give me at least a month to enjoy the progtears before crying some of my own, y’know?

        2. I know, but I am still holding out hope for SCOTUS picks. I don’t think Cotton is the worst choice for SecDef. But I would like to have seen Trump ask Jim Webb. He is about the only major Dem who I have any respect for anymore. And I think he would try to keep our military strength while trying to reform the procurement process. But what do I know.

          1. Tom Cotton is the worst choice for everything.

          2. He’s also the best qualified, being a former Sec. of the Navy, and Asst. Sec. of DFENS, IIRC.

            1. For those struggling to keep score at home:

              The good doc is referring to Webb being qualified as former secretary of the navy.

              Cotton, of course, was an army officer who just happened to be born in the United States rather than the Stalinist dictatorship he was put on this earth to support.

            2. Webb is also a decorated Marine with combat experience. That goes a long way in my book.

          3. As a dem I suspect he would double down on more sharp, EO and other pointless classes and continue to use the military as a welfare program for pregnant women who will likely be deemed Delta Force material under new fairness doctrine. Democrats have never shown an ability to separate their social fantasies from reality.

  40. My wife works at one of those bargain basement department stores. Over the summer, said store brought in a number of refrigerated cases so they could start selling cold goods. After about two months, the cases were removed. Yesterday she found out why.

    Apparently the discount store’s prices were so good, people were buying things there rather than at the grocery store at the other end of the plaza. The grocery store got their lawyers together and sued the department store. Just yesterday one of the department store managers caught someone walking down the dry food aisles and taking pictures. They tossed the person out and told all the employees to be on the lookout for more of that.

    1. I told my wife “thanks for starting my morning off by making me hate government even more”.

      1. It’s possible that the grocery had a non competition contract with the mall.

        1. Yep, that was my first thought.

          And the mall’s lease with the department store probably states it in a vague way that may or may not cover what they were selling.

    2. Sued? For what?

      1. I am not sure this is so much a govt thing as a breach of contract thing. After all, if the dept store was violating an ordinance, the grocery store would have called the police (or health dept or whatever). Rather, they sued the dept store which implies that this is a civil thing. So this may be a case that the dept store Mgr either didn’t know the lease had a clause, or maybe be he did and tried to do it quietly, or even the lease is so vague that the grocery store lawyers figured it was worth it to sue because they figured the bargain store wouldn’t spend the money fighting it.

      2. Dunno, she didn’t have any details other than that they were sued. It’s possible what JB mentioned.

    3. Wow.

      How is that illegal?

      The Grocery Store Mafia is a thing?

      1. The grocery store probably had a non-competition clause in the lease, which would be reflected in the other leases in the mall.

      2. The Grocery Store Mafia is a thing?

        *chokes on tea* YOU, of all people, should be more than learned in the ways of Mafioso, Rufusio Itlaliano.

    4. Competition is merely the lack of oppression.

      – Frederic Bastiat

    5. What the hell is wrong with taking pictures in a store, for the last 4 or 5 years that’s how we had our kids put together their Christmas lists, take your phone to the store and take pictures of everything you might want then show them to us.

      Makes it a hell of a lot easier than a scribbled list on a piece of paper

  41. “would have voted for Trump.”

    It’s frustrating when they get all uppity and don’t just do what the white people tell them to. Glad to see the peer pressure kicking in to get back in line.

    1. “Haven’t I always been good to you? Why would you want to run away?”

  42. I thought this would be in the A.M. links – Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at De Paul University.

    (Maybe Reason is saving it for one of their main stories?)

    Anyway, here is a list I made earlier this morning of events De Paul did *not* ban.

    1. De Paul thing was lame, but they are a private school, so they can do what they want.

      The UW-Madison event was much more peak Shapiro ; he was protested by two BLM groups and one white supremacist group, with the administration sending a total of *three* security officers. DePaul sent 30 to warn him off.

  43. completely OT: but I benched 260 pounds yesterday, an all-time high for me. I know it’s not Warty territory, but not bad for a middle-aged Mr. Lanky like myself. I’m also limited by my workout partner wife; going heavier gets scary when ya have a woman helping you. I think I could have done 270-280 but too much fear to try with free weights – especially with my motley collection which would take up all of the bar!

    1. Did you have all of the plates and then some paint cans duct taped to the ends? Have you ever pried open a car door with your bare hands? Do you have strange visions when you come into contact with others?

      1. no, no, yes

    2. Nice work.

    3. That’s a hell of a lot of weight. Be sure to pay attention to your body. When I was 17 we were maxing in weight training with one rep sets. I had 255 on for bench. I did it OK, but felt a slight pop on my shoulder. I thought about stopping, but you know… being 17 and all. I then had 260 on for the next rep, and after lowering the weight maybe two inches from a fully extended position I heard a much louder “pop” that sounded like when you rip a cooked chicken apart at the joints. I ended up tearing the tendon that connects my pec major to my humerus and had to have surgery. Fun times. It’s still not completely right, but at least I have maybe 90% of the usage back.

  44. My hoodies are in!

    On the front they say “Your tears are delicious and your parties are dying” alone with a libertarian symbol and the back has a big Peace/Prosperity symbol with #kmele2020

    Now all I need to a crybaby rally somewhere near me at which to display my fashion. 🙂

    1. “The rally was marred by violence when a man in a hood made death threats against every member of the Democratic Party.”

      /MSM

      1. “Trump-supporter involved in violent confrontation leaving one protester badly wounded.”

    2. You should Tweet those fifth column guys with photos so that you can sell them.

      1. I’m not selling them. I just bought some for me, ex-Mrs Drew, my little one and Kmele.

    3. Apparently his wife wont let him run.

      But I say we draft him anyway.

      1. That’s right, involuntary servitude for the black guy. You are all such racists.

  45. NOAA September Temperature Fraud

    NOAA claimed record heat in numerous locations is September, like these ones in Africa and the Middle East.

    This is a remarkable feat, given that they don’t have any actual thermometers in those regions. In fact, NOAA doesn’t have any thermometers on about half of the land surface.

    Satellite temperatures showed that September was close to normal in those regions which NOAA declared to be record hot.

    charts in the link.

  46. Bernie Sanders got 5.7% of the vote in Vermont via write-in, meaning he finished 3rd in the state and Johnson was knocked down to 4th.

    1. Fucking socialists gotta take everything.

    2. How did they vote for a GOP governor?

      1. That happens a lot. Douglas was governor from 2003-2011.

  47. “Divorce rates in the U.S. are currently at a 35-year low.”

    You can thank 3 things for this…

    1) The economy. It is hard to get divorced when you both know you can’t afford to get an apartment on your own
    2) Netflix. It is much easier to just tolerate staying with someone you don’t like anymore by just going into separate rooms and watching TV
    3) The Internet. Whether Porn, Sex Chat Rooms, or reconnecting with old Flames on Facebook getting some semblance of the sexual and/or emotional intimacy you are lacking in your marriage online makes sticking around in a bad marriage more tolerable

    1. “The economy. It is hard to get divorced when you both know you can’t afford to get an apartment on your own”

      That can cut both ways. For a low-income person, supporting a deadbeat spouse can become impossible, making divorce a necessity.

  48. Senate Democrats’ new leader claimed the right Wednesday to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees

    WAIT WAIT WAIT

    I thought not even voting on Supreme Court nominees was evil partisan obstructionism!

    A shocker the Dems have reversed course on this one, I tell you. SHOCKER!

  49. Cuckolding fetish relationships: Men wanting partners to sleep with other men reaches new high

    The cause of the rise isn’t clear, but psychologists have suggested everything from repressed male bisexuality to men being proud of their wives’ liberated sexuality.

    Online communities dedicated to the topic are booming, with Google searches for the fetish peaking this week, having more than doubled in the past 12 years.

    “I called my husband that night shaking like a leaf,” the woman admits. “Not only was he ecstatic, he wanted details, photos (none taken), and the whole story when he got home. When he got home, I told him everything and it aroused him so much, we had amazing sex.”

    Six months down the line, the woman says she is happy having a husband and a boyfriend.

    “I cannot believe my husband lets me have as much sex as I want with my boyfriend,” she says. “I am a lucky girl.”

    1. I once met a couple like this. She would blow strangers and text the hubby minute by minute pictures. When the wife told me this story, we then had to have that conversation that goes “just because I think you should be perfectly free to do this doesn’t mean I don’t think you’re freaks”

      1. then what happened?

        1. That’s between Mr Drew, Mr Drew’s friend, and Mr Drew’s friend’s husband.

          1. You wouldn’t have believed what happened next, anyway.

            1. He fixed the cable?

        2. Voyeurism is ranked #2 after cuckolding? 😉

    2. Hopefully Trump puts an end to this perversity.

    3. The cause of the rise isn’t clear

      My guess: easier to set this up now.

    4. I had very rarely ever even heard of the term cuckholding outside of references to Moses, but I wonder if the terms was up for “debate” as a “word of the year” for 2016.

      Now I make no claim to understanding straight male sexuality but could this fetish be that some men really really like having sex with “dirty whores” and who could be “dirtier” than a woman who cheats on you?

      1. It ain’t cheating if you let her

      2. I find this fetish as impossible to understand as wanting to have sex with men yourself. I guess maybe they’re into being emasculated or submissive? If the husband wanted to have sex with other women himself I can totally see the appeal, but wanting your wife to bang other dudes seems nuts.

        (standard disclaimer: people into this should still be free to do it, even though it’s weird)

      3. From my random encounters with that community I think the men get off on being humiliated. Traditionally, there are few things more humiliating than being cuckolded, and being “forced to” watch or to do “clean up” duty afterwards just add to that.

        1. Clean up duty? Jesus Christ! *voice of Mr Slave*

    5. Err if that is the explanation Psychologists are offering then they do not understand the Cuckholding fetish.

      See not every guy who enjoys sharing his wife with other men is a Cuck, the essence of the cuck us they WANT to be humiliated by and for it. If the guy isn’t into it for the Humiliation then he isn’t a Cuck.

      For example in the BDSM community some Doms are into it to show how much ownership and control they have over the sub. That is the antithesis of the Cuck where the woman controls everything the Dom does it to show that she has sex when he wants with who he wants and it isn’t her choice (all standard disclaimers about consent apply).

      Others are as they suggest bisexual, bi-curious, or just like to show off what a hot sex fiend of a wife they have but again they are not being humuliated in the process so they are not Cucks.

      And yes I know so much about this because I am one of those guys. I like my wife being with other men (or women but she hasn’t found any where there is mutual interest yet) with or without me present but I am most decidedly not a cuck because I am not humiliated by it and if I don’t like the guy for any reason I can and will put a stop to it.

      1. I read an article published anonymously by an ivy league professor who extolled the fetish as the most intellectual sex act, since it forced him to fight his inclination toward jealousy and enjoy it despite the humiliation. This seems more like cuckolding than swinging or what you describe.

        1. Yes exactly, cuckolding is an inherent focus on the humiliation of her primary partner. Enjoying swinging is something very different.

          I have actually known cucks who have never actually had sex with the woman they are “dating” and just last week my wife was contacted by someone on fetlife by a cuck looking for a redheaded woman to cuckhold him with black men and get pregnant by them so he can raise the babies on his own.

          He apparently missed the part where she was already married and realistically too old to be having babies any more.

          Psychologists who are suggesting the alternative explanations simply do not understand what people who actually have cuckolding fetishes actually mean by it.

      2. so more of a hot wife thing… and this I understand.

      3. Good for you both.

  50. It’s my last day as taxpayer titty-sucking welfare queen leach!

    1. You’re dying?

      1. Oh, perhaps I parsed it poorly. The taxpayer word is an adjective for titty.

    2. Pics or GTFO.

      1. Oh, wait. I mean, my thoughts and prayers are… with you? Maybe?

        Welcome to the real world. It’s a cold place, but shit gets done.

    3. Congrats on your impending suicide.

      Just kidding. I take it you got a private sector job?

    4. I’m off to the private sector! Last time I worked for a private company was 2004? I think?

      1. Ah, so a fate worse than death, what with all those evil profits involved.

        1. You can bet your ass I’ll be watching the stock ticker frequently

      2. “You don’t know what it’s like in the private sector! They expect results!”

        In all seriousness though, congrats and best wishes. Have fun!

    5. Congratulations, K!

    6. Though I fault nobody for playing the cards we’re dealt, I bet you’re feeling pretty good today — congrats!

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