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    Donald Trump settled a fraud lawsuit over Trump University for $25 million. Trump met with Gen. James Mattis, who is being considered for defense secretary, and with Mitt Romney, reportedly being considered for secretary of state. Barack Obama says he'll give Trump a chance, even if he attacks his legacy. Melania Trump won't move into the White House until the end of Barron's school year.

  • Members of the alt-right held their first post-election convention in Washington, D.C.
  • Police in North Dakota used water cannons in freezing weather against protesters they accused of an "ongoing riot."
  • A police officer in San Antonio was shot and killed while writing a parking ticket in his patrol car, while a cop in St. Louis shot in his patrol car is in critical condition. Both suspects are at-large.
  • Angela Merkel announced she would seek a fourth term as Germany's chancellor.
  • Former France President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid to be nominated for president once more. Marine Le Pen is leading in early polling for the 2017 election.
  • Kanye West said he was on his "Trump shit" at his latest concert, going into a rant about pay-to-play radio, Hillary Clinton, and Beyonce and Jay-Z, before cutting the performance short.

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  1. I wonder when this Study will be highlighted in a reason article. I mean, the first implication is, even if you believe in the carbon model as the prime driver of temperature, the liner assumption of atmospheric carbon by human emissions cannot be held to be true. At the very least there’s a new, unmeasured variable in the change in the rate of metabolism of carbon dioxide during times of increased atmospheric concentration. It’s almost as if plants grow better when there’s more carbon dioxide to metabolize and end up using it faster.

    here’s an article from a warmist believer which makes the data easier to digest.

    1. I wonder when this Study will be highlighted in a reason article.

      It won’t as long as Bailey is the guy on the beat.

      1. Didn’t make it into his post this afternoon, from what I can tell.

    2. Its almost like there are negative feedback loops involved.

      1. Shh. Metastable trends in any long-term system are unpossible. Notice how ice ages got too cold for life to be sustained.

        1. Why, at the rate the temperature is dropping in my area, we’ll be colder than deep space by next June!

          1. Negative feedback? Do you know what this means? How much MORE we will have to burn to stave off the coming ice age?!?!

            1. +1 Fallen Angels.

    3. Hello.

      “A police officer in San Antonio was shot and killed while writing a parking ticket in his patrol car, while a cop in St. Louis shot in his patrol car is in critical condition. Both suspects are at-large.”

      Sad…but….

      /Louis CK posture.

      Not to sound bad or anything but what if this is human nature’s way of settling accounts for all the innocents cop killed? Justice can manifest itself with good cops paying the (ultimate) price for the actions of bad or incompetent ones.

      It’s, you know, esoteric maybe?

      Just saying.

      1. Substitute “black people” for “cops” and see how well that reasoning holds up.

        These cops were by all accounts murdered while doing their jobs – if other cops did wicked things try and get them into court.

    4. Shillin for Big Chlorophyll

    5. One thing we do know is that as global warming drove up levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past century, plants appear to have responded to the increase by photosynthesizing faster.

      Is this written properly? How does global warming drive up levels of atmospheric CO2?

      1. No. Unless the model has shifted, CO2 levels drive warming.

        1. The models are pretty poor. I can think of several mechanisms which could have warming drive CO2 and vice versa, a positive feedback system.

          1. Can you offer some examples? I’m legitimately curious.

            1. Say a large amount of CO2 was held in either ice or cool water. You could propose heating either of those sources freed most of that CO2. Inthat case, warming would drive CO2 concentration increases in the air. If CO2 really is a significant greenhouse gas at 30-50 ppm changed between 300 and 400 ppm, then that would cause more warming. Eventually you would either reach a CO2 max concentration in the air where not further warming drove new CO2 or a greenhouse limit where no further radiation was trapped by CO2. But there could be a cycle like that.

            2. As the oceans warm, they would be able to hold less CO2 in solution, which would be released to the atmosphere, so warming of the planet would cause an increase in CO2.

          2. Sorry, I’m talking about the official model, which is your basic greenhouse model, whereby warming is solely the result of atmospheric gases trapping radiation close to the surface that used to make it back to space. I agree that correlation isn’t causation. Although given the low activity of the Sun, sunspots and their lack are perhaps not the primary driver, either?

        2. The idea is that warmer climate means more biological activity means more co2 released.

          It’s supposed to be a positive feedback loop.

          1. More CO2 is released by fauna, more is taken up by flora.

            The shit is complicated.

            1. That is a truth that should echo down the ages. 😉

      2. *shrug* I had other options, but I figured I’d give the warmist a chance to be the representative reporting article.

        1. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a typing error. I just wanted to make sure this wasn’t some new counterintuitive feedback loop that was being preached as gospel by the AGW brigade.

        2. Well the fear of positive feedback loops where the warming itself causes sources of trapped CO2 to release that CO2 is one of the larger drivers of alarmism.

          Basically they postulate that as the climate warms the Tundra and Oceans along with methane hydrates frozen on the ocean bottom will release the CO2 they are holding leading to even greater warming that was caused by human contributions.

          That is how they get to the bullshit 7 degrees warming by the end of the century predictions.

          However in this case it was probably just a poorly structured sentence

      3. Warmer weather means that arctic tundra defrosts, and warmer oceans have a lower dissolved-gas carrying capacity, amongst other effects.

        There have been periods in history when the temperature curve is ahead of the CO2 curve… for a long time these periods were problematic for climate researchers to explain (to say the least)

    6. It’s almost as if plants grow better when there’s more carbon dioxide to metabolize and end up using it faster.

      My brother was an avid, uh, horticulturalist, and could tell you all about carbon intensification in his grow room indoor greenhouse.

    7. I have a sub to Nature. Once or twice a year, they have reports of model enhancements such as …. including cloud coverage! Including humidity! …. and other aspects which you’d think would be vital to any climate model. How anyone could support those models for trillion dollar expenditures to mitigate effects a centry later is beyond my comprehension.

    8. The enhanced carbon sink has been attributed to increased ocean and terrestrial uptake

      And that’s why the new hotness (har har) will be ocean acidification.

    9. It’s almost as if plants grow better when there’s more carbon dioxide to metabolize and end up using it faster.

      I read somewhere that typical plant DNA is predisposed towards much higher CO2 concentrations than the pre-industrial norm, implying that the ‘natural ideal’ level is more akin to the post-industrial norm. I think it’s possible that humans have jumpstarted the degrading carbon cycle and extended the planet’s habitability for a few more million years than would otherwise be the case. I realize that theory must make your average Global Warmer’s head explode.

    10. Watch it! You might endanger someone’s funding if talk like that gets around.

  2. Members of the alt-right held their first post-election convention in Washington, D.C.

    And ENB still hasn’t coughed up the basic facts.

    1. You saw those pics, man….THERE WERE DOZENS OF THEM!!!!

      1. http://www.npr.org/2016/11/20/…..-the-world

        About 300 people ? split nearly evenly between conference attendees and protesters of the conference outside ? were on hand at the downtown D.C. event.

        So, like, a hundred fifty people. Welp, I’m scared. Clearly lynchings will become a mainstream event again, probably within a month.

        1. They have Tila Tequilla…. I guess she finally found a more receptive audience than the Jugallos.

          1. When a media whore that Jugallos found too inconsequential becomes your headline act… yeesh.

          2. So….white nationalists make an exception for the Vietnamese, apparently?

            1. If you peruse the alt-right internet you’re going to see the phrase non-Asian minority or NAM come up fairly often. So yeah, ain’t nothing wrong with the Vietnamese since they’re surely aware of the horrors that black ghetto culture and central American immigrants represent.

              1. Didn’t the left actually come up with “NAM”? To justify not counting Asians when it came to affirmative action and minority set-asides and college admissions?

                1. Possibly, but I personally haven’t seen it outside of immigration restrictionist spaces.

                2. Didn’t the left actually come up with “NAM”? To justify not counting Asians when it came to affirmative action and minority set-asides and college admissions?

                  Yes, they sure did. Not only that, but also in figuring national immigration totals as well, as it’s part and parcel of the so-called, “Anchor Baby,” Racket that the Chinese in particular are fond of exploiting.

        2. So, like, a hundred fifty people.

          If that is the best DC can do they will never win against Portland.

  3. I say we boycott Hit & Run until they make the commenting system great again. WHO’S WITH ME?

    1. Wait, did today’s problems eat your first comment?

      1. Something’s been up with commenting for several days. If they think their going to wring more webathon donations from this fellow based on the need to upgrade infrastructure, I know that Trump is already going to do that for me for free.

      2. Today’s problems? They’ve been going on for two weeks!

        Ever since election night, actually.

        I blame Trump.

        1. It is particularly bad today.

          Worse than earlier times.

          1. Seems to work with Firefox, not Chrome.

            1. I’m using firefox – it still gets me. I think you switched browsers in time for a clear period.

              1. Remember, you must *think* in Russian….

                1. The Russians are interfering in our commentariat!

        2. Ever since election night, actually.

          Precisely. And the symptoms have been consistent.

        3. A few votes the other way and Reason would be blaming the Russians.

      3. Same here. SQUILZ R BREEDING 2 FAST>

    2. You’re just chapped because (((Renegade))) beat you today.

      1. Fist is an antisemite. This is known.

        1. Fist is Hit & Run’s very own version of Tila Tequilla.

          1. He has nice tits?

            1. Yes, but they’re fake.

            2. Yes, but they’re fake.

              1. The squirrels, sadly, are very real.

            3. No, stupid. Fist is a bisexual Nazi sympathizer who was complicit in the death of Fortune 500 heiress.

    3. FIST FOR COMMENTING CZAR!!

      1. For the lulz, I wish Trump was continuing what Obama did and also name his advisors Czars

        1. He should rename his Cabinet as the Politburo.

        2. He can’t do that, the proggies will claim is was all Putin’s idea….!

    4. 3rd? Are you the Gary Johnson of posting?

    5. Took 5 attempts to get my first comment in….

      *waves white flag at squirrelz*

      1. *laughing furiously, squirrelz turn around & moon Swiss*

        1. -narrows gaze-

    6. I boycotted it again yesterday, until all my demands are met or until the next article, whichever comes first. Yesterday, I had to hit refresh on my browser 3 times until my post would appear and at least once before the preview would even work. I insulted them once again and once again it fell on deaf ears.

      1. Can’t we just shoot the squirrels and eat them?

        1. I’m all for it.

        2. Not all of us live in Kentucky, ifh.

    7. Making the commenting system tolerable again seems hard enough.

  4. Police in North Dakota used water cannons in freezing weather against protesters they accused of an “ongoing riot.”

    Cold water in freezing weather was a method of execution in Soviet russia.

    It was cheap, and General winter obliged.

    1. Did they read the Riot Act first? I suspect they did, but correct me if I’m wrong.

      1. I didn’t know the Soviets were into the warning speeches. Pre-Soviet Red Terror enforcers, certainly not.

  5. Herpes-positive monkeys reported in Florida

    Reports of herpes-infested monkeys gliding through Florida’s trees were circulated around the web last week, and oddly enough, the reports are true.

    But it’s probably not the kind of herpes you’re thinking of.

    For non-human primates, including the rhesus monkeys found in Florida, the herpes B virus is relatively harmless, but if a person becomes infected it can be deadly.

    For a human to contract the herpes B virus from a monkey, he or she would need to be scratched or bitten by an infected monkey, or come in contact with its bodily fluids, according to the CDC.

    From there, the person would start to experience fever, chills, flu-like aches and small blisters at the site of the infection. If it goes untreated, the herpes B virus can travel to the central nervous system, cause swelling of the brain and leave its victim dead.

    1. Damn swingers

    2. It always starts with a monkey

    3. Note to Floridians: Stop fucking monkeys.

      1. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard a monkey orgasm.

        1. Like you could adequately pleasure a monkey…

          1. Give ’em Hitachi wands, then stand back.

      2. They are the ones with Flaming Red Butts but somehow, I am the bad guy. SMDH

      3. I blame German tourists.

    4. Florida man better quit fucking those monkeys. NTTAWWT.

  6. Angela Merkel announced she would seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

    “I have not yet begun to be clueless and out of touch” – Merkel

    1. Yeh well, the German people gave her three terms already. If they give her a 4th it means they agree with her manner of governance.

      1. When was the last election?

        When did the rapefugees start swarming?

        How many times will the squirrels force me to retry the same comment?

        1. We need to Vet these squirrels better.

        2. I know, just saying it will show us (?) how they really feel about her policies.

          1. According to the “Alt-right fake news“, the Germans are not too happy about it.

            1. “Real” news is about asking the right questions, those being questions which don’t get your news labeled “fake.”

        3. My comments are showing up at less than 25%. This one probably won’t make it either.

          1. Ha! Don’t pretend to know the mind of a squirrel.

        4. Squirrel-Trump is just building a firewall to keep all the unwanted commentators out. Your kind ain’t welcome in this comment section, UnCivil.

          1. Anyone with the label of Servant in their name/handle is most certainly welcome in Trump’s domain.

      2. Either that or they’ve become apathetic.

      3. And there is th h ed problem with parliamentary style government. You are voting for the party, not the person the party has put in.

    2. Do you know who else wanted to stay on as Chancellor despite their bad policies?

    3. You know who else was elected to 4 terms?

      1. Willie Brown?

      2. Mayor Daley? (Four and then some)

  7. Police in North Dakota used water cannons in freezing weather against protesters they accused of an “ongoing riot.”

    They riot in the Dakotas?

    1. To be fair, many are imported, artisinal rioters.

    2. In Philly or Chicago, that’s a block party.

  8. Dave the 16-inch earthworm killed by Natural History Museum boffins after wriggling his way into the record books

    The fate of the worm was unearthed on BBC Breakfast this morning when scientist Emma Sherlock told presenters “Dave is now preserved in the museum collections, and will now be useful to science.”

    The scientist went on to reveal that Dave, named by the stepson of the man who discovered him in a Cheshire vegetable plot, was anaesthetised and killed after several days of examination.

    Ms Sherlock described his untimely death as “the sad bit of science” and insisted it was a “very painless process”.

    The revelation has sparked an online backlash.

    One user tweeted: “#justicefordave Being different should not lead to premature death in order to become a scientific specim.”

    Another user said: “#justicefordave why, how could people do that to a poor defenceless helper….. What ya gonna to to a abnormal size bee?”

    A third said: “Poor old Dave, there he was, slithering around minding his own business… #justicefordave”

    1. 16in dicks out for Dave.

      1. One step ahead of you, Lachowsky.

    2. “What are you gonna do to an abnormal size bee?”

      Bisect it longitudinally, of course.

      1. And then love him carnally.

    3. “The revelation has sparked an online backlash.”

      How long before #WormsOutForDave becomes a thing??

  9. We breathe heavily, breached, adjusting to air. There is a fish smell too, as if the tide had just gone out.

    The Literary Review’s Bad Sex Award is back, as appalling as ever. Read more here, or follow it on Twitter

    1. How many times does SugarFree appear on the list?

      1. It’s a prize for fiction, not reporting.

      2. And for ‘Best use of “Mutton Flaps”‘, the prize goes to…

    2. Great link!

      “He jerked off with the determination of someone within sight of Everest’s summit, having lost all his friends and Sherpas, having run out of supplemental oxygen, but preferring death to failure.”

      1. Hey! What’s Mikey’s biography doing on there?

  10. Cop Investigated for Slapping Man in Bunny Suit

    In the nearly five-minute video, originally broadcast on Facebook Live and later uploaded to YouTube, Kevin Hemmerich is seen in the bunny suit standing in the waiting area of the Hopatcong police station. He gleefully holds up an air horn and blows it intermittently, giggling at first, then seeming to get bored with the exercise.

    Eventually ? about three and a half minutes into the video ? an officer storms through a door, demanding, “Who’s blowing the f—— air horn?”

    “Me,” Hemmerich says.

    “Why you doin’ that?” the officer replies.

    “I don’t know,” Hemmerich says.

    “You don’t know?” the officer asks.

    Without waiting to hear his answer, the officer gives Hammerlich a hefty blow across the face. A second officer comes into the room and apparently shuts off the video.

    *gallic shrug*

    1. What a dumb cop, didn’t he know he should have just shot the bunny? Then paid vacation. Duh!

    2. And Jason Hemmerich, the brother, may be in trouble, too. Jason said he was handed summonses and charged with harassment and obstruction.

      For videotaping the War on Cops.

  11. Barack Obama says he’ll give Trump a chance, even if he attacks his legacy.

    So he’s not moving to Canada right away then?

    1. He tried, and found out Canukistanis actually enforce their immigration law and threw him back out.

      1. We don’t really enforce it particularly vigorously.

      2. “Now. Leave Canada, please.”

  12. Florida librarian suing school after toilet explodes, injures her leg

    The Tampa Bay Times reports Anne Burson was at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary in November 2012 when she heard a loud explosion and noticed a toilet had exploded in the women’s restroom while city maintenance workers were doing work on the school’s water lines. Later that day, Burson used the women’s restroom and was injured in her leg after another toilet exploded while she was washing her hands.

    A personal injury claim was filed with the City of Tarpon Springs in January 2015 with Burson saying she “suffered a severe contusion to her leg which has resulted in a dark, gouging scar.” Burson stated in the filed lawsuit that she, not other school employees, were informed by the Pinellas County School Board of the maintenance workers that day and is suing the city for negligence.

    1. I have no problem with this. Except there aren’t near enough Greek surnames in this article for Tarpon Springs to be involved.

  13. Angela Merkel announced she would seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.

    $5 says Merkel’s head is going to roll this election.

    1. That could happen either way.

  14. Naked Man Breaks Into Pizza Place, Shows Own Sausage And Meatballs

    Baltimore County police are looking for a man who broke into a pizza restaurant last Thursday morning while naked.

    It didn’t start that way. The robber was clothed when he entered Slice Pizza through an air vent, but he stripped naked when he got inside, according to CBS Baltimore.

    Surveillance video caught the burglar with his pants down, off actually. And, yes, the suspect’s own sausage and meatballs are clearly visible.

    The naked thief managed to damage a vent hood and several registers. But he didn’t eat any pizza and he didn’t take any dough, just a water bottle from the store, according to ABC2News.

  15. Former France President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid to be nominated for president once more.

    Wonder what this means for the Sarkozy Foundation.

    1. More important is what it means for music – another Carla Bruni album

  16. We broke the intertubez!

  17. Ukrainian man jailed after posing as child and attending high school

    Artur Samarin enrolled at Harrisburg High School in Pennsylvania when his visa ran out four years ago.

    He was in his early 20s, but pretended to be an 18-year-old student named Asher Potts. He became actively involved at the school, working with a student advisory group on a food bank.

    He now faces further time in prison or possibly deportation amid separate charges of fraud and sex crimes – including allegations he slept with a 15-year-old girl when he was 22.

    He originally came to the US on a visa entitling him to work at a restaurant in the Hershey-Harrisburg area. The visa expired in 2012.

    1. Maybe I’ve become a time traveler like Fist, but isn’t that an old story? Or is this a copycat crime?

  18. Members of the alt-right held their first post-election convention in Washington, D.C.

    I say ‘Yes’ to peaceable assembly.

    I know I’ll be called some sort of race traitor for saying this, but those bastards have rights too.

    If they f*** with people though, then it’s a different story.

  19. Keep crying wolf about Trump, and no one will listen when there’s a real crisis

    It’s contrary to the laws of nature for a tabloid writer to tell the gentry media not to go berserk. It’s like a cat telling his owner to stop coughing up hairballs or Iron Man asking Captain America to be less arrogant. Here at The Post, our mission statement does not include understatement. We provide journalistic Red Bull, not Sominex.

    Nevertheless, a word of neighborly advice to our more genteel media friends, the ones who sit at the high table in their pristine white dinner jackets and ball gowns. You’ve been barfing all over yourselves for a week and a half, and it’s revolting to watch.

    For your own sake, and that of the republic for which you allegedly work, wipe off your chins and regain your composure. I didn’t vote for him either, but Trump won. Pull yourselves together and deal with it, if you ever want to be taken seriously again.

    1. If they’re right about Trump, this has already happened to them.

  20. Kanye West said he was on his “Trump shit” at his latest concert, going into a rant about pay-to-play radio, Hillary Clinton, and Beyonce and Jay-Z, before cutting the performance short.

    The man is truly the greatest troll of his generation. I can’t help but like him.

    1. Is it just me or did you hear that song so many times?you say you wanna play “For Free.” Aye, aye. You know what it is, though? Because aye, I love Drake. I love Khaled. But they set that song up, bro. ? Khaled, I know you got hitters from Miami. Please do not send them at my head. I just want to have a conversation about how we playing radio’s game. Khaled, you a real nigga. Khaled, you a real nigga. You got the keys.

      This is like listening to a conversation between teenagers in public. There are words in there that I understand yet I have no idea what is being communicated.

  21. I have a disturbing confession; I dreamed about posting on Reason last night. That is a dream about typing at my desk and leaving a comment. This is wildly bizarre as I am of course by no means a high volume poster nor frankly am I more than 60% in line with the rest of you politically.

    Of course I also dreamed that I reached into the chest of Pierre Trudeau while he was giving a campaign speech and grabbed his still beating heart and buried it in a field.

    So lots of randomly firing neurons last night.

    1. Every time you dream about Reason SugarFree writes a story. Way to go, Not a Libertarian.

    2. And yet, even after burying his heart, he would not die. . .

      1. In the dream in fact he did not die, at least right away. He continued arguing with a constituent. She was very vocal that Trudeau should acknowledge any of his illegitimate children, lest one of his sons accidentally marry one of his half sisters.

        Dreams are not supposed to make sense, but my word this was odd.

        1. Sometimes i mix muscle relaxers and bourbon, too.

      2. The Telltale Trudeau.

      3. I’ll give it another try. The Telltale Trudeau.

  22. Donald Trump settled a fraud lawsuit over Trump University for $25 million.

    And where, specifically, will that money go? Certainly not to those he “defrauded”.

    1. To the lawyers, of course.

    2. Did Trump admit fraud as part of the settlement? Or is it just a payoff to make it go away?

  23. “You were so brave to speak at the Children’s Defense Fund without make-up, my desert flower,” Huma whispered.

    “Harder, Huma. Harder.”

    “You don’t need make-up. You have such beautiful skin.”

    “Harder.”

    “But I don’t want to hurt you, my love.”

    “Don’t worry about that.”

    Huma arm-wrestled Hillary’s enormous, angry clitoris back and forth while keeping her elbow firmly planted on her flailing pseudo-penis.

    “I’m about to, I’m about to,” Hillary gasped. Huma worked the stiff clitoral hood, producing a sound like celery being crushed underfoot.

    “I’M ABOUT TO!”

    The pseudo-penis tore itself loose and reared up at Huma, striking at her face. She caught it in her mouth and bit down it until it sagged, falling limp along with the rest of Hillary. Huma settled on her bulk with a contented sigh.

    “Your skin,” Huma said, gathering slack handfuls and kneading it. “Never wear make-up again.”

    1. Hillary ran her hands through Huma thick black hair.

      “Don’t be silly, dear. Even though my body beginning to revert back to mere human, there will always be? structures that will have to be hidden. My skin was drinking the make-up that day, yet I still had to appear in public. At least the air was no longer eating my skin away.”

      “Yes, my love.”

      “And we found a solution that didn’t require The Vessel. Maybe in four years?”

      “Won’t he be too old?”

      “Yes, for The Old One to inhabit, but it may have other uses.”

      “And you are well, my love?” Huma whispered into Hillary’s gray and lolling breast sacks. She poked a finger into the shrinking maw in Hillary’s midsection and pulled it out playfully before the tiny ring of teeth could close.

      “Yes, I never knew fisting interns could be so nutritious.”

      1. I was wondering what horrors were waiting after that second “harder” but it was so much worse than I had imagined.

        And is Bubba “The Vessel”? I can’t keep up. Where’s your back catalog of these stories?

        1. http://hrsugarfree.blogspot.com/

          The Vessel is Huma and Anthony Weiner’s son, Jordan.

          1. I feel so sorry for that kid. You know he has no chance whatsoever at a decent life. In previous decades he could have run away and gone to sea, but those days are gone.

            1. I think I’d rather be Miley Cyrus’s love child by Alex Baldwin.

            2. I assume that by “gone to sea” you mean communed with the great old ones in their slumber.

              That is still an option for young Jordan.

          2. By now I’m sure he’s a homo.

      2. Huma arm-wrestled Hillary’s enormous, angry clitoris back and forth while keeping her elbow firmly planted on her flailing pseudo-penis.

        What the, …oh my G…..RAAAAAAALLLLPPPHHHH!!!111!!!!

        1. Don’t read SugarFree.

          Why does nobody listen to my warnings?

          Is it because I don’t like anything?

          1. No, we’re masochists

        2. And here, all this time, I thought the pseudo-penis was formed from the clitoris and hood?

          The more you know…

      3. Huma found the little maker and has taken the water of life. The Clintons have found their new Reverend Mother!

  24. “The Obamas ‘have bought a mansion at California golf mecca as well as leasing $4.3million DC home for life after the White House’

    Sources say that the president’s new California home is in Rancho Mirage – a community known for its world-class golf courses.

    The 1928 home the Obama family is leasing in DC is 8,200-square-feet and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths.

    The Obama’s area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.

    They’re so cool!

    1. It’s good to be the King

    2. It’s a good deal if you can get it.

    3. I wonder where the Obamas obtained such wealth with the President’s yearly salary?

    4. Damn. A press secretary can afford a $4 million home?

      1. wiki- On February 15, 2016 Lockhart was introduced as the new executive vice president of communications and top public relations official for the National Football League.

  25. After Trump’s election, Paul Krugman suddenly discovers there is such a thing as the long term:

    There is always a disconnect between what is good for society, or even the economy, in the long run, and what is good for economic performance over the next few quarters.

    1. That guy is such a hack!

      1. He’s hacked himself into a corner now!

    2. After stepping on his dick twice predicting immediate market crashes. That guy is the best credentialed idiot in the world, or he just writes whatever his readers want to hear. I lean towards (a), but (b) is always possible.

    3. The answer to both is “Spend More”, right?

  26. Venezuela, a Failing State
    Once the richest country in South America, it now has the world’s highest inflation rate and is plagued by hunger and violent crime. How did this happen?

    The Bolivarian Revolution is not the Cuban Revolution. The “twenty-?first-century socialism” that Chavismo seeks to build has relied on electoral democracy; opinion polling and elections qualify as national obsessions. Ch?vez ruled in permanent campaign mode?there was always a referendum, a parliamentary election, a Presidential contest looming. These campaigns, lively and technically “free and fair,” were not without risk for participants. In 2003, when three million voters signed a petition calling for a Presidential recall?using a mechanism included in the 1999 constitution?their names and national-?identity numbers were recorded and used to create a blacklist. Those who had signed were fired from government jobs, denied loans and contracts, and otherwise penalized. During an oil-price boom that began in 2004, the distribution of state largesse to key constituencies went into overdrive. Ch?vez won nearly every important election held over fifteen years, including the recall effort.

    1. Show us what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!

    2. The Bolivarian Revolution is not the Cuban Revolution

      So if they had dictated harder they could be in poorer than they are now? Sign me up!

    3. So the Venezuelan lesson is to go full authoritarian. Gotcha.

    4. “How did this happen?”

      Umm, the part where they run out of other people’s money happened?

  27. He’s just fond of it…

    Malaysian fireman insists he did not marry his pet snake

    “The pictures are of me,” he told Malaysia’s Star newspaper. “They used my photos and started making up stories, saying that I married a snake.

    “I just want to express my disappointment over the attitude of a handful of foreign journalists who acted in clear violation of journalistic ethics in publishing the news, especially since the pictures were clearly taken from my Facebook account.”

    Mr Hussin has been working with snakes since 2007 as part of his work with the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department.

    “The snakes are with me so that I can observe their behaviour,” he said. “Catching snakes [is] part of a fireman’s duty. I am training other firemen how to handle and manage snakes. So that after they are caught, we can release them back into their natural habitat.”

    1. Just hold its head.

      1. “Grab it by its fucking …. oh, it’s a snake …”

    2. These euphemisms are getting really __________.

  28. Melania Trump won’t move into the White House until the end of Barron’s school year.

    Erhmahgerd, the WaPo comments were freaking right the fuck out about it too. One guy, shit you not, one guy said she had no choice but to move into the White House.

    The pants-shitting continues apace.

    1. Lol. Doesn’t she know she’s the high priestess now?! How DARE she have priorities besides OUR GOVERNMENT!!!

    2. Wow, isn’t this what the average American would do if they were faced with a big move and a kid in school (provided they had the option)? This seems so noncontroversial that it’s got to be a blue/red team thing, right?

  29. Barack Obama: I’ll push back on Donald Trump if needed to defend US ideals

    Offering a rare glimpse into his thoughts on his post-presidency, Mr Obama suggested once he was out of office he would uphold the tradition of ex-presidents stepping aside quietly to allow their successors space to govern. He heaped praise on former President George W Bush, saying he “could not have been more gracious to me when I came in” and said he wanted to give Mr Trump the same chance to pursue his agenda “without somebody popping off” at every turn.

    But Mr Obama suggested there may be limits to his silence.

    “As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal or battle or go to core questions about our values and ideals, and if I think that it’s necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, I’ll examine it when it comes,” Mr Obama told reporters.

    1. I can’t think of a single ideal this man would make the effort to walk across a room for, let alone defend like some stalwart something something.

      Maybe his fantasy pool. Bet he’d walk across the room for that NBA pick-whatever.

    2. Get that pen moving, bro.

    3. I’m sure there must be a spare fuck around here that I could give, but I can’t seem to find it.

    4. Obama should just stick to searching for the Nicole Brown Simpson killers. Hillary’s got time to help look too.

  30. Ed Krayewski|Nov. 21, 2016 9:00 am – forgot to mention Hamilton.

  31. “Angela Merkel announced she would seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor.”

    Advice to Germans: Put the old sow out to pasture already.

    1. “Potato sack face” was a good one I heard recently. I’m normally not terribly amused by ad hominem, but when I heard that insult applied to Merkel, I had to larf.

  32. I know it probably makes me a weirdo to want to talk about white privilege so much, but I actually enjoy conversations on this topic ? even with people who disagree with me.

    Too much derp to quote. Link

    1. The URL alone was too much derp, I didn’t follow your link.

      1. Stop flaunting your click privilege.

        1. One of these days the hammer will fall on a chamber that isn’t empty…

  33. On Virtue Signaling

    It is entirely conceivable that I am simply expressing my opinion or belief in utter disregard of how anyone else might receive it, stating it ruat caelum (though the heavens fall). People do have opinions and beliefs with moral valence, and it is stupid to dismiss every expression of them as virtue signaling. Such dismissal is a rhetorical device more applicable to mere debating than to a substantive discussion.

    1. stating it ruat caelum (though the heavens fall).

      It was suggested to me once that there’s little point to using expressions in a foreign language when the english translation actually makes more sense.

      I disagreed about that; but think that the worst of all possible options is to use those expressions AND translate them at the same time.

      If you’re going to be a little pretentious, just fucking do it and get it over with.

      1. Me cago en la puta que te pario.

        1. Muy bueno

          that’s the spirit

  34. Somebody get this woman some professional help.

    It’s been a tough ten days, tougher for some than for others.

    I’ve swung from crying to numbness, from anger that feels helpful and focused and productive to frozenness, and back all over again. I’ve snapped at humans I love, and have wanted nothing more than to retreat into their arms, or to take them into mine. And I’ve felt frustrated with folks who feel the need to remind us incessantly that perhaps it won’t be that bad. I get the desire to avoid panic and to feel like all’s not lost, but compulsory optimism right now feels fantastical, irresponsible, and, frankly, unethical. We can resist hopelessness and stagnation without giving up grief, despair, and an aim to mobilize around the fact that this is, and is going to be, Really Bad.

    1. What annoys me about the reactions to Trump’s victory is how weak-willed they are. There is a contingent of people who claim to be scared that the gestapo will be coming for women and Muslims, and their reaction is to hug each other? Fascists don’t care about hugs. I’d have way more respect for them if they instead learned how to use a gun.

      1. Of course they’re weak, they’re ruled by pure emotion, which is fairly common for women. It’s when men act like that, that it’s truly disgusting.

        1. Well, men are no less ruled by emotion. It just tends to be different emotions.

        2. Sounds like you need a hug.

      2. This is why I keep saying: nobody believes the hyperbolic bullshit coming from the left. When sales of guns and ammunition start spiking, then we’ll know that they believe everything they’re saying about their “fears”.

        Use your words, children. Apprehension, irritation, sadness, those things make some sense. We get it, the genitalia of the President means a lot to you, and overrides all other concerns about fitness for the job. “Fear” and “terror” are hyperbole and we all know it. Stop being a bunch of progtards.

    2. Lady, you know that bipolarity is a treatable condition, right? And maybe get off twitter for awhile, it’s having an insalubrious effect.

  35. I find some of the election postmortem analysis fascinating. Particularly how incredibly, openly biased the MSM has become, and how Trump dealt with it.

    65 MSM Reporters who were caught working with the Clinton Campaign:
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/…..-advisors/

    And Trump’s counter-moves. Includes lots of hand-gestures to make creaive editing harder, refusal to do any kind of taped interviews or talk shows, and pen the media up during rallies so they couldn’t pretend to interview Klansman,

    http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=9048

    1. The second link is interesting. I always wonder why anyone going on a taped interview wouldn’t insist on their own master tape to prove ill-willed editing.

      1. Son pro-gun groups did just that and called out Ms. Curic on her shenanigans.

        1. That was awesome. She was caught red-handed.

        2. That was awesome. She was caught red-handed.

    2. The part I never understood is why they didn’t just tape the interviews themselves, then release the unedited transcripts and tape, even before YouTube. Now, just tape the darn thing, and catch them lying all the time. It’ll both take away their audience, hurting them, making the interview not exclusive if it was in the first place, and expose them as the liars they are.

  36. Marine Le Pen is leading in early polling for the 2017 election.

    Well good for France.

  37. What does Miley Cyrus think about Trump?

    1. When you look like Miley you can think whatever you want.

      Probably NSFW but c’mon, live a little…you know you want to.

      1. I need to eat to live. I need to get paid to eat. Getting fired makes it hard to get paid.

        1. C’mon man, we can play a game of “What is the least appealing aspect of that photo?”

          1. Always sticking your tongue out for no reason is not a good look. Also, it appears as though she fell asleep at a party and her asshole friends doodled all over her arms.

          2. Least appealing aspect is that it’s a picture of Miley Cyrus

      2. Tiny tits, flat ass, butch hair, She looks like Miss Jane trying to seduce Jethro.

  38. Former France President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid to be nominated for president once more. Marine Le Pen is leading in early polling for the 2017 election.

    Assuming that M. Fillon does actually prevail over M. Jupp? for the Republicans nomination:

    Fillon has taken some quite (European) liberal stances such as raising the retirement age to 65 and phasing out the 35 hour work week limit and assorted other changes to the French State. This in a country that has not necessarily grown more liberal over time.

    I’ve read commenters state that he is a MUCH stronger candidate against Le Pen than Sarkozy would have been or that potentially Jupp? might be.

    Is this really the case? Could there be anti-globalists on the left who might prefer the statism of Mlle Le Pen over the liberalism of Fillon?

    1. I don’t know, I just want to see the conniption fit Junker throws when France votes to invoke Article 50.

  39. So why is NPR who receives tax payer funding allowed to be a cheerleader for the democrats?

    1. Because they are the party of “tax-payer funding”?

  40. So why is NPR who receives tax payer funding allowed to be a cheerleader for the democrats?

    1. For the same reason that Planned Parenthood which receives taxpayer funding is allowed to send millions to the Democrats. Because fuck you, that’s why.

      1. Let’s not forget about government employee unions.

  41. Melania Trump won’t move into the White House until the end of Barron’s school year.

    I had assumed from the heat surrounding this story that Mrs Trump wasn’t moving to DC at all

    So this is a five month delay?

    1. Yep

  42. From Soave’s earlier post:

    Libertarians and other advocates of a free society should recognize that those inclined to resist Trump and Pence are allies, and that includes the cast of Hamilton?. But such tactics deserve serious scrutiny, even if they are justified. The point is to stop Trump, not just feel better about having made some futile gesture of resistance.

    Yeah, okay, you simpering nitwit.

    1. How does Robby propose stopping Trump and from what?

      1. How does Robby propose stopping Trump and from what?

        It involves “allies”, and apparently Trump has “Policies” which people are rightfully terrified of.

        They never actually specified if it was the =

        – Deportation Program No Different From Obama‘s
        or
        – the Wall/Fence/”Private Property”-Sign he (maybe) intends to install at the border
        or
        – His long track record of being friendly with the gays

        … or some other imagined Future-Program that terrified them so

        1. Well….stopping Trump from installing Sessions as AG would be a good thing.

          1. Surely some more virtue-signaling by Broadway Actors will accomplish that goal.

            1. The point is to stop Trump, not just feel better about having made some futile gesture of resistance.

              1. Yes, we read it the first time, and the obvious question was raised

                “”How does Robby propose stopping Trump and from what””

                The 10 point rationalization of silly-broadway-actor’s-behavior never really bothered to explain how that works, or what needed stopping.

            2. Of course it would. It got Hillary elected, didn’t it?

        2. The Muslim registry, and increase in the rate of deportation (which may require more aggressive policing), trade protectionism, staffing his administration with hawks and drug warriors…

          Is a lot of this hypothetical? Yes. Have some of these come from people outside of Trump’s inner circle, and might they actually be bogus? Sure. That’s why a “wait and see” approach makes way more sense than a “HOLY SHIT WE ALL NEED TO START FREAKING OUT NOW” approach. But a wait and see approach doesn’t preclude thinking about how a coalition might resist these policies, should they come to pass.

          And the fact that some of this may actually be business as usual doesn’t mean we should just accept it.

          1. The Muslim registry, and increase in the rate of deportation (which may require more aggressive policing), trade protectionism, staffing his administration with hawks and drug warriors…

            Is a lot of this hypothetical? Yes.

            Actual quote =
            “” we ? are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights””

            Absolutely nothing there even hints at anything you mention.

            – “Not Protect Us” pretty much makes anti-protectionism a non-starter.

            – “Our planet” suggests environmental policy.

            – “inalienable rights” references the Constitution – which, as has been repeatedly pointed out – gives the president enormous leeway in restricting immigration, even so far as to allow specification races/nationalities/religions to be banned.

            Its 100% content-less “Feels” whining. For robby or you to suggest they were concerned about “policy” is being generous to the point of hearing ‘what you wish they had said’.

            1. I didn’t read the post, but the part quoted above sounded to me like Robby was simply saying “these people need guidance and focus, but we shouldn’t brush them off entirely”. And I was responding to the question “from what?”

              Also, I can understand why people concerned about environmental policy would be concerned about a Trump administration. Also also, “not protect us” seems pretty obviously to be a more general statement about vulnerable groups than trade protectionism, so it doesn’t rule anti-trade-protectionism out. Also also also, I strongly suspect the Hamilton cast would show concern over specific policies as they relate to immigration, and possibly hawkish interventions. Maybe some of them would show concern over the drug war. Trade is probably far down on their radar. But just because they didn’t mention specific policies doesn’t mean that they aren’t concerned about them. They are actors, on a stage – emotional appeals are their strong suit.

              1. the part quoted above sounded to me like Robby was simply saying “these people need guidance and focus, but we shouldn’t brush them off entirely”.

                yeah, that wasn’t even 1 of his 10-points.

                he actually said, “” it expressed well-founded concerns about the kinds of policies President Trump has vowed to enact””

                really.

                Basically, i think there’s a miscommunication here because you’re defending a post you haven’t actually read… and assuming that ‘well, he must have said something obvious, like ________’… rather than creating some nonsensical logic/feels-pretzel out of it.

                1. I was more answering the question “what should try to stop Trump from doing?”

                  1. That’s very kind of you.

                    1. Ask and ye shall receive

                    2. The question was what “robby proposed”… but still. Its always nice to hear suggestions.

    2. How does Robby propose stopping Trump and from what?

  43. Washpo has a “story” about how Trump’s Hamilton response isnt really all that genius lol. He is an organ grinder and they are his monkeys lol

  44. “Barack Obama says he’ll give Trump a chance, even if he attacks his legacy.”

    Out of curiosity, what’s the difference between Obama giving Trump a chance and Obama not giving Trump a chance?

    If Obama doesn’t give Trump a chance, what does that mean and who cares?

    Why should anyone care what Obama thinks about Trump or anything else?

    Fuck what Barack Obama thinks, and fuck Barack Obama.

  45. Paper version only; no link:

    “Encryption Gains Favor (’cause Trump)”
    Story begins with bald statement that ‘encryption companies’ are seeing a great demand since a couple of Tuesdays ago (no source, no quote, nothing) and then spends X paragraphs quoting the heads of every damn identity-group they can find about how ‘skeered the widdle kids are’!
    Not a word about Obama’s *record* of snooping, just a fear that Trump *might* snoop.
    Trump Derangement Syndrome ain’t going away.

  46. Melania Trump won’t move into the White House until the end of Barron’s school year.

    Swing and a miss there: Barron should be the kid’s middle name, first name Robert, pronounced in the French style.

  47. Something tells me one of the top priorities for the noble Trump-stoppers is keeping his evil influence from causing interest rates to rise. And, OMFG, what if he accepts Janet Yellin’s resignation? Who will be our saviour, then?

    1. Not sure if he wants them to rise; I think I recall a quote from Bannon to the effect of, rates are negative, so let’s build 3200 Hoover dams.

      Found it:

      “It’s everything related to jobs,” Mr. Bannon said. “The conservatives are going to go crazy. I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Ship yards, iron works, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution ? conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”

      1. Krugabe approves

        1. Krugabe will certainly disapprove if a Republican is proposing infrastructure. Not quite yet, but wait.

          In a few months, Krugabe will discover how bad deficits are for the economy and how Trump’s short-term infrastructure spending will be bad in the long term.

          Just wait and see. It’s as predictable as snow in the Minnesota winter. You don’t know what the first snow day will be, but you know with certainty that it will snow. And, after that, the whole place will be under snow for quite some time.

          1. I agree that the left will suddenly find themselves reviling from Democrat Policies Delivered By a Red Tie

            I also expect that a lot of the right-wing critics who used to say like “Infrastructure Spending”was just boondoggle-handouts wrapped as “investment” will now applaud Trump’s version of the ARRA

      2. If he believes that negative interest rates can be solved by making more fake money, he’s stupider than I thought. On the plus side, at least if you by real stuff with fake money, you have stuff and someone else has paper.

  48. “Oh yeah, I’m on my Trump shit right now.”

    Cocaine?

  49. “Oh yeah, I’m on my Trump shit right now.”

    Cocaine?

  50. So I make a comment and hit submit, then it doesn’t show, but it sure seems like it’s going to. So I hit refresh like 5 times. Nope. Ok, post the same comment. RIght, so now there are two. It was waiting for me to post it a second time so it would make sure to have a duplicate.

    1. If after you hit submit you have a URL that ends in comment_##### (with a number instead of the pound signs) you comment will appear… eventually.

  51. Former France President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid to be nominated for president once more. Marine Le Pen is leading in early polling for the 2017 election.

    Marine La Pen will probably win. Unlike alt-America, France isn’t afraid of glass ceilings.

    1. All the little girls in France will be so proud to have her as a role model.

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