Trump Asks If We're Living In Nazi Germany, Violent Crime Up in 2016, Obama Says Goodbye: A.M. Links

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  • In response to a Buzzfeed report that president-elect Donald Trump is sexually aroused by pee and Russia knows it, Trump took to Twitter to declare it "FAKE NEWS" and ponder whether we're living in Nazi Germany. Trump also tweeted that "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA—NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING! … I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!"
  • KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/EPA/Newscom

    President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation last night, brandishing an inflated sense of his administration's accomplishments that was, regardless, overshadowed by everyone talking about Trump and urine. Read the whole speech here; read Robby Soave on the speech here.

  • A measure that would've put $80 million into a new St. Louis soccer stadium will not move forward.
  • Violent crime was up, property crime down in the first half of 2016, according to new federal data.
  • Edward Snowden is pleading with President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning before he leaves office.
  • Confirmation hearings for Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for Secretary of State, begin this morning.

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  1. Edward Snowden is pleading with President Obama to pardon Chelsea Manning before he leaves office.

    I beg your pardon?

    1. Swiss, can we get a ruling?

      1. Of course now I got that &*$%ing ear worm

        I beg your pardon….I never promised you a rose garden….

        1. I’ll replace it with another:

          Woke up to news of Chelsea Manning, a guy who says he is a chick
          He is doing time in prison, and no longer wants his dick

          1. Reminds me of this opus.

        2. I’ll never forget how the Marine Corps used that in a recruiting commercial back in the day…

        3. I’ll never forget how the Marine Corps used that in a recruiting commercial back in the day…

          1. The squirrelz have not forgotten either.

    2. Hello.

  2. …Trump took to Twitter to declare it “FAKE NEWS” and ponder whether we’re living in Nazi Germany.

    You know who else urinated?

    1. Any answer is correct. What’s wrong with you?

      1. Actually many dialysis patients do not

        1. I stand corrected. Carry on.

      2. There’s one answer that’s never correct.

    2. Bob “The Kidney” Wilson – after 8 mugs of beer?

    3. Q: What is “urination”?

      A: What Israel was told in 1948.

      1. Embarrassed to say I laughed.

      2. Micturation!
        as in: Micturated on my rug!

        1. The Irish are difficult to housebreak. It is known.

    4. Eva Braun? Blondi?

  3. I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish, okay?

    Obama may get rejected from golf club over Israel policies

    President Obama’s clashes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cost him a membership at an exclusive golf club, sources said.

    Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club in Maryland once he becomes a private citizen.

    But members of the mostly Jewish club are at each other’s throats over whether to accept the golf-loving president, with many saying he deserves to be snubbed for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations, according to the sources.

    1. You know who else upset Jewish Country Clubs?

      1. Don Rickles?

      2. George Lincoln Rockwell?

      3. Rodney Dangerfield?

        1. Buy a hat like this and you get a free soup!

          Oh, but it looks good on you!

          *Rodney face*

          1. god I love that movie.

            1. Rodney’s boat from the film is still afloat, and for sale: http://www.yachtworld.com/boat…..ted-States

              For a mere $130k, the Sea Food can be yours.

              Yes, the anchor is still scratched.

          2. The greatest challenge of being a college professor today is trying to relate to a whole generation that has never seen Animal House or Caddyshack.

            I actually had a student named Noonan several years ago. Once I said “Noonan, you can do it.” and my class looked at me like I had Tourette’s.

      4. Sammy Davis, Jr.?

    2. Who the fuck would want that asshole at their country club?

      Even a former President travels with a Secret Service entourage. Do they even allow other golfers on the course when he’s playing?

      Hell no.

      1. I can’t imagine how horrible it would be to be part of both a golf club AND with Obama as its member.

        Ugh. Double whammy.

        1. You just know that SOB gives his playing partners unsolicited tips. “Let me be clear. Uh, as I’ve said many times, you’re pausing too long at the top of your backswing.”

          1. I am surprised he doesnt have the mirror of ‘Callaway’ imprinted on his forehead.

            “Ooops! My swing is way off! Oh my God, are you ok Mr. President?!”

        2. Imagine going to the club your pay tens of thousands a year for – and being told “no” you can’t play, can’t use the pool, and can’t sit at the bar because the former President and family are here.

          1. You would think for all his talk about slavery and his stance on Israel he wouldn’t want to be part of such a club. But there you go and here we are.

    3. That would be the most terrible blow to him in his life.

      Please do it, Jewies!

    4. Is this racism? Where does it stand in the victimhood pyramid?

      1. The victim-hood hierarchy cannot be measured without affecting its structure at the same time, thus rendering you result invalid. It’s the “Heisenberg uncertainty principal”.

        1. “Your”

  4. Trump also tweeted that “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING! … I win an election easily, a great “movement” is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!”

    Whoa. He got his money’s worth out of those 140 characters.

    1. “movement” heh

      1. Indeed. I have to hope that was intentional.

    2. Jimmy Carter disagrees.

  5. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!

    I’m going to go out on a limb and postulate that he didn’t check with his lawyers before tweeting this.

    1. A judge already ruled that people aren’t legally obligated to take his twits seriously.

  6. “Overshadowed by Urine: The Barack Obama Story”

    1. You don’t want to be in that position.

    2. Is this why there’s such a thing as ‘PeePee the Frog’?

  7. Should we be taking masturbation breaks at work?

    A recent article by Ravishly declared that ‘fapping is the new smoke break’, describing a quick wank sesh as a brilliant way to ‘boost output and creativity’.

    And last year, a survey by Guyfi ? a masturbation booth popup ? found that 40% of workers in New York masturbate while on the job.

    Work-masturbators praise popping to the toilets for some self-love as the perfect way to take a break from their desks and reduce stress.

    But is it actually a good idea for your workplace productivity?

    Well, psychologically speaking, yes. Yes it is.

    Mark Sergeant, a senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University, told metro.co.uk that a masturbation break would be ‘very effective at work’, describing it as a ‘great way to relieve tension and stress.’

    1. Hey, Bud. Could you pass me that Natl Geographic? Or better yet, you got Buzzfeed?

    2. How could this possibly go wrong.

    3. Mark Sergeant, a senior lecturer in psychology at Nottingham Trent University, told metro.co.uk that a masturbation break would be ‘very effective at work’, describing it as a ‘great way to relieve tension and stress.’

      He then walked briskly to a nearby restroom.

      1. And took a wide stance.

    4. Had a guy where I worked as an engineer who would do just that, every day at exactly 11:30am.

      He was loud about it too.

      1. eww…

      2. You nickname him Old Faithful?

        1. That was his stall. Nobody else (who knew) would use it.

          1. or shake his hand?

      3. And I thought PEEING next to a guy was awkward.

    5. And last year, a survey by Guyfi ? a masturbation booth popup ? found that 40% of workers in New York masturbate while on the job.

      Yeah, no confirmation bias there.

      1. Bet you they work for government…

        1. I was going to call bull. shit. but since I’ve never worked for the government I have no idea what goes on there – it could well tip the scales.

        2. I dunno. The bureaucrats I worked with seemed fairly universally sexless.

    6. We fired a janitor for masturbating at work. He was digging through the trash in the women’s restroom for used pads and tampons and taking them off into the stacks to employed for onanic ends.

      1. It was part of her, part of her.

        1. I’m with her?

          1. Your janitor was Tim Kaine? *shivers*

      2. I have had to fire a janitor for doing something similar. He would also spray the perfume some women kept on their desks before he would clean their offices.

        1. God help me, I read that as “clean their orifices“.

          I blame excess SugarFree readings.

          *sobs into coffee mug*

          1. It was just really creepy to watch on video; get your mind out of the gutter, you freak.

            1. You have a video feed of Swiss?

              Dang Crusty…

        2. I’m skeptical that either of you have had hiring or firing power.

      3. The sin of onanism . .

    7. Why should I take a break from masturbating at work? I’m a federal employee. What would I do with my time?

    8. “Alright guys, great productivity today. But some of the clients have been complaining about the smell around the office. So please remember, all employees are required to Febreeze their genitals before resuming work.”

    9. My job has all the sensuality of a medieval monastery. Fapping in a one toilet bathroom that’s shared with a half-dozen IT guys isn’t happening.

      1. Go do it in your senior management people’s offices? Been told it is more private….

    10. I got to take a number 3

      1. Ok, i larfed.

    11. a masturbation booth popup

      WTF is that, again?

  8. Confirmation hearings for Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, begin this morning.

    Climate Change is our greatest national security threat, and Trump wants to hand State over to the biggest terrorist of them all.

    1. Sarcasm?

        1. Solipcism?

        2. Onanism?

          No wait that’s another thread…

          1. No, you were right the first time, that’s the theme of every AM/PM link.

      1. Sarcasm? Yeah, that would be real useful.

  9. Australian woman films battle to death between spider, snake

    Sabrina Besselsen posted a video to Facebook showing the venomous redback spider doing battle with the red-bellied black snake that got caught in its web, which was attached to a chair outside Besselsen’s home in Kurrajong Heights, New South Wales.

    “The two main things I hate in life are together right now,” Besselsen says in the video.

    The spider eventually appears to bite the snake in the head, likely the blow that caused the snake’s death.

    “I’m officially moving to another country,” Besselsen wrote. “Bye Felicia.”

    1. No true Australian woman would move out for that reason. Hell, IFH charges admission for spider v. snake deathmatches.

      1. +1 cobra vs. mongoose

        1. Nag slipped through the drain into the bathroom. His head came first, then his five feet of scaly body. Rikki-tikki was angry, but also afraid. He stayed very still for an hour. Then, he moved slowly toward Nag. He knew he had to kill Nag with his first bite. Rikki jumped on Nag’s head. Nag shook him every which way.
          Though Rikki was dizzy and hurt all over, he held on tightly.

  10. Ellendale man believes huge footprints belong to Bigfoot

    Bauer started on the trail after a family friend spotted something alarming through her kitchen window.

    “She described him as a huge, hairy, ugly monster and I guess that kind of describes it, if a Sasquatch is looking through the window at you, that’s how I’d describe him, too,” said Bauer.

    That ‘monster’ left miles of tracks, 18 by 8 inch footprints.

    “He has a four foot stride and when he hits, he makes a deep impression. So it really wasn’t hard to track him, it really wasn’t,” said Bauer.

    Christopher Bauer says he tracked hundreds of footprints for more than seven miles, that’s when the Bigfoot tracks disappeared into the hills.

    “There were two places where he kicked up the snow and reached down and picked up either a mouse or a vole or something like that,” said Bauer.

    Bauer knows many people won’t believe what he found, but he says the tracks are too perfect to be a hoax.

    1. STEVE SMITH TAKE NO OFFENSE. AND BY “NO OFFENSE” MEAN WILL RAPE ALL FAMILY.

      1. TINY MAMMALS VERY DELICIOUS!

    2. “huge footprints belong to Bigfoot”

      Well, they don’t belong to a smallfoot.

  11. Ryan Gosling sweetly and romantically thanks his wife for being an amazing woman and mother, thus making him HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER!!!!!

    Can’t make this stuff up (and you can never please these people):
    http://www.independent.co.uk/v…..17781.html

    Actual derp from the article:
    Despite the swooning on social media for his Notebook-esque outpouring, I can’t help but feel that Eva Mendes, an award-winning actor in her own right, took one for the team and provided the emotional labour needed for Gosling to further his own career.
    Gosling’s appreciation for his partner, may be genuine but it plays into structural inequality women face in the workplace, least of all Hollywood. Yes, Mendes has agency, and the decision to put her career on the back burner for the sake of her husband’s was hers, but why did she have to make that decision to begin with?

    This author is such an SJW that he focuses on the PERCENTAGE OF DIALOG SPOKEN BY MEN AND WOMEN IN 1200 MOVIES!!! Jesus, that is almost as sad as being outraged over Rob Shneider’s paella?.

    1. This author is such an SJW that he focuses on the PERCENTAGE OF DIALOG SPOKEN BY MEN AND WOMEN IN 1200 MOVIES!!!

      “Brevity is the soul of wit” – Dead white cis-hetero shitlord

    2. I can’t help but feel

      I think I found the problem.

    3. Minor point: the phrase “least of all Hollywood” makes absolutely no sense in that sentence.

      Major point: perhaps the writer could take a break from counting words of dialog and tally the percentage of couples where the male is the uncomplaining breadwinner for the family, and the male/female ratio of workers who are killed or injured while on the job.

      1. “uncomplaining” lol

        1. “Long suffering”?

          “About to go postal”?

    4. -1 Drive

    5. There is nothing more noble and crucial to civilization than motherhood.

      That’s my shtick and I’m sticking to it.

      1. My grandfather once told me that the most important decision any man has to make in their life is who will raise his children.

        Yes, nothing is more crucial to civilization that motherhood.

        1. As a corollary to that I posit “fatherhood”. Being raised by a single mom is the single greatest predictive factor for determining one’s likelihood towards criminality, poverty, poor health et cetera. Kids need dads as much as moms, but mom’s presence is probably more crucial in the first year than any other time.

    6. but why did she have to make that decision to begin with

      Jesus Christ. Maybe because people actually like their children and want to spend time with them? And because mothers are uniquely suited to care for their infant children.

    7. I sometimes wonder if these people actually know any women who are mothers. Believe it or not, there are women out there who are happy to be mothers. Some women who don’t have to work or who have flexible schedules enabling them to spend time with their kids are happy about it. Some women who have to work wish they could spend more time with their kids.

      Yeah, I know…something something false consciousness something something…

      1. I’ve known multiple women who have quit well paying engineering jobs once they have kids. It’s even happened before they come back for work. They get pregnant, they work until close to labor, they take maternity leave, and then halfway through their leave they call their boss and say they’re not coming back.

        Then again STEM has a misogyny problem so who can blame them.

        1. My organization actually just lost a very competent worker to that. About a week before the end of her maternity leave she called in and informed the manager she wouldn’t be returning to work; she loves being a mom too much. She was a civilian employee so “I quit” was perfectly acceptable, but it caught everyone flat-footed because she gave every indication she’d be returning.

    8. What’s with that comma?

      And since this guy seems to have no conception of scarcity or trade-offs, I’d love to know his economic positions.

    9. Yes, Mendes has agency

      But I’m-a mansplain to her how she should live her life anyways.

      1. My bad…womansplain. That’s what I get for believing Reason commenters.

        1. Chicksplain. Get it right woman! And make me a sammich!

          *tushy smack*

          1. Wonder Bread with yellow mustard and expired bologna OK?

    10. Yes, Mendes has agency, and the decision to put her career on the back burner for the sake of her husband’s was hers, but why did she have to make that decision to begin with?

      Biology? Responsibility? Basic decency? Personal choices? Why is this so hard for feminists to understand?

      1. I like the “had to make that decision” too. Would it have been better if she didn’t have the option to either be a full time mom or continue her career?

      2. Because the only “choice” they would like people to have or make is the one that validates their world view…

      3. They’re Marxists. Children should be left to the state, so women won’t be burdened with unfair motherhood and have equal participation in productive labor.

  12. “Mr. Tillerson, do you really think a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering qualifies you to be Secretary of State?”

    1. “Far more so than a law degree, yes.”

    2. Isn’t running the State department pretty much trying to engineer other civilizations to act in ways advantageous to the interests of the US? What else would you take a degree in?

  13. Robby Soave on the speech here.

    I don’t believe Robby is a “genius” who trolls us. I think he really does love Big Brother. An adoring face, licking a boot, forever.

    1. He’s a true blue disciple of Saul Alinsky who has probably read all the instruction manuals multiple times.

      All his criticism of the lefties is because they act like complete idiots so much and thus make enacting the progressive agenda so much more difficult than he wants.

          1. Sloe Ginfizzsky. You really are terrible at this, Monte Crusto.-)

            1. I know. I have failed today. :((

  14. Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law

    Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for the highest earners, saying he fears Brexit will see the UK become a “grossly unequal, bargain basement economy”.

    The Labour leader would not give specific figures, but said radical action was needed to address inequality. “I would like there to be some kind of high earnings cap, quite honestly,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday.

    When asked at what level the cap should be set, he replied: “I can’t put a figure on it and I don’t want to at the moment. The point I’m trying to make is that we have the worst levels of income disparity of most of the OECD countries.

    “It is getting worse. And corporate taxation is a part of it. If we want to live in a more egalitarian society, and fund our public services, we cannot go on creating worse levels of inequality.”

    1. Jeremy Corbyn seeks to put a permanant end to the Labour* Party

      (* It’s their name I’m going to misspell it the way they do)

      1. Good. More please, Jeremy.

      2. It’s spelt properly, UCS. I see nothing misspelt here.

    2. 1 dollar a year for politicians?

      1. I think you are overvaluing their contributions to society.

    3. “Well, if there is a minimum wage, logically there should be a maximum wage.”

    4. It’s really the sign that progressivism has come full circle and is out of ideas. It’s an open admission that they are fine getting equality by making the haves poorer rather than lifting anyone up. It reveals that they are just envious little toads.

    5. Jeremy spoke through his ass today.

      1. I’m glad my phone is on mute.

    6. Sheesh, just pay everyone the average wage and be done with it!

    7. Death of purpose and incentives.

      Why not just go full blown communism if that’s how you think?

      Man oh man the idiots among us.

      1. Don’t you know that they can’t because some rubes have a negative opinion of that great idea?

    8. I suppose it was inevitable that the people who freak out about inequality would completely miss the point and go full Harrison Bergeron.

    9. “But you haven’t got a uterus, Stan Jeremy. Where you gonna gestate the fetus? In a box?”

    10. “I can’t put a figure on it and I don’t want to at the moment…”

      Prog speak for, “we will have a committee make some bullshit up and then everyone on the committee can disavow the horrible outcome.”

  15. President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation last night, brandishing an inflated sense of his administration’s accomplishments that was, regardless, overshadowed by everyone talking about Trump and urine.

    I find that to be kind of funny that at the end The Lightbringer was upstaged by piss. Oddly appropriate.

    1. Taking the piss will have a new meaning for Americans.

  16. 1930s-like Demographic Headwinds Are Restraining the U.S. Economy

    Outside the headlines, however, are demographic pressures reaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. That bodes ill for achieving the 3 to 4 percent gains in gross domestic product envisioned by Trump’s pick for U.S. Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin. Without an improvement in productivity or an influx of people into the workforce, GDP can’t accelerate.

    Like many things, including business formation, productivity and capital spending, the expansion in U.S. residents shows sustained damage from the financial crisis of 2008-2009. The American population rose by 0.7 percent to 324 million people last year, according to an estimate released by the Census Bureau in December. That matched 2013’s figure for being the smallest rise since 1937, when the country was struggling with the Great Depression, according to analysis by Thomas Costerg at Standard Chartered Plc.

    “This is a stark reminder that the ongoing productivity challenge seen since the global financial crisis is compounded by continuing demographic headwinds,” Costerg, Standard Chartered’s senior economist in New York, wrote in a Jan. 10 report.

    1. I just finished reading “The Forgotten Man” by Amity Shlaes. Yep, if you want to call the vast uncertainty of government regulation and high tariffs a “demographic headwind,” go ahead.

    2. Without an improvement in productivity or an influx of people into the workforce, GDP can’t accelerate.

      It’s GDP per capita that matters for measuring quality of life. The population can go down and overall GDP can go down but per capita GDP can raise despite that. This whole “we must raise GDP at all costs!” is a central banker/statist ploy to prop up failed government policy as long as possible. This is why, despite unskilled jobs being automated at an accelerating rate, the left and the establishment are pushing to increase the amount of unskilled migrants entering western countries in ever increasing numbers.

    3. Does “demographic headwind” mean progressive dilettante presidet who is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is?

  17. President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation last night, brandishing an inflated sense of his administration’s accomplishments that was, regardless, overshadowed by everyone talking about Trump and urine.

    Every time a john is micturated upon in that fair city, Obama is expected to stop his bloviations?

  18. My favorite part of this Buzzfeed report is that they basically discredited CNN and Mother Jones (who reported on this back in October, but like CNN, hid details that would reveal not only that the story didn’t add up, but just how ridiculous it was). Both those outlets tried to make the report sound credible. The Mother Jones reporter who released the story further claims she didn’t release the details out of ‘fairness’ to Trump. That’s bull. They wanted to use the report to discredit him without revealing that it had zero credibility.

    Trump should secretly thank Buzzfeed for releasing this nonsense.

    1. At this point, I want to retroactively vote for Trump. Their genius plan to discredit him is backfiring.

      1. At this point, I want to retroactively vote for Trump.

        If he had run as a Democrat, it would be allowed.

  19. Word of the Day: Misogynoir

    They endure racialized sexism and sexist racism. These two histories of marginalization coexist and create anti-black misogyny ? or misogynoir.

    Bonus:

    Take time to review the key resources listed below, which I’ve labeled the Embracing a Healthier Masculinity Checklist.

    1. Embracing a Healthier Masculinity Checklist.

      1. Estrogen Replacement Therapy.

    2. So, should I go to the restroom at work to embrace my healthy masculinity? Is that how this works?

  20. #DoesItFart is the burning science question you never knew you had

    On Sunday afternoon, conservation researcher Dani Rabaiotti was troubled by a question: do snakes fart? When she didn’t know the answer, she took to Twitter to ask biologist David Steen at Auburn University: a family member asked me the other day if snakes fart and i did not know the answer to their question. So do they?

    And thus began a quest to catalogue all of the farts of the animal kingdom in a growing Google Spreadsheet. Scientists from all over the web (and all over the world) are pitching in through #DoesItFart, and boy are the results amazing. One them even cited a 2009 PopSci article entitled Is it true that bird’s can’t fart? The answer is yes, it is true: birds cannot fart. But they might be able to burp, so they’ve got that going for them.

    Multiple researchers have now confirmed that bobcats and gray foxes fart. And that badgers produce some of the worst scat in the animal kingdom?so vile farts are assumed, but not confirmed.

    1. I wrote a story about a horse when I was 7 or so and then later learned that a part of my story was impossible, because horses can’t throw up and felt absolutely humiliated for years. Why I had to write about a horse throwing up, I do not know.

      Anyway, important animal facts are important.

      1. Why I had to write about a horse throwing up, I do not know.

        I think it was because you were a hero.

    2. Son of a — !!!! Did my tax dollars go to pay for this shit?

      1. Of course not. However, the national debt did increase.

    3. I need your Chinese Zodiac sign first.

  21. Obama’s going to pardon Chelsea Manning, but only because she’s trans now.

  22. Meet Canada’s ‘poop lady’

    Way up north in Canada’s Resolute Bay, an Arctic hamlet of less than 300 people in Nunavut, the locals are used to seeing Catherine Girard.

    The Universit? de Montr?al student of environmental biology has flown in every summer since 2010 to research the diet and health of the local Inuit population.

    By 2012, after undergraduate work on aquatic mercury, she narrowed down her PhD subject to analyzing “gut microbiome,” the bacteria in people’s digestive tracts.

    And to do that, she had to collect stool samples.

    Her findings, published in early January in the American Society for Microbiology journal mSphere, mark the first time that Inuit microbiome has been described.

    “I got to know people up there very well over the years, said Girard, 28.

      1. Inuit scat porn is a really specific fetish.

  23. David Burge ?@iowahawkblog 2m2 minutes ago

    .@NeverDauntedNet Just because I think Trump is garbage doesn’t require me to gullibly accept every loon-concocted hit piece on on him.

    1. Burn him! Burn the unbeliever! I always knew he was secretly a sjwproglord! Boo! Boo, Dappled Spurge!

        1. @OhioCrowblog

  24. A measure that would’ve put $80 million into a new St. Louis soccer stadium will not move forward.

    This forward pun is a keeper.

    1. They didn’t meet their goal.

    2. OFFSIDES!

  25. Trump made a little pun with “leak” in the second tweet that sailed right by everyone busy latching on to the Nazi Germany reference.

  26. Violent crime was up, property crime down in the first half of 2016, according to new federal data.

    If one data point doesn’t make a trend, I don’t know what does.

  27. With Trump’s tweet, I really think we are going to see the start of an acrimonious relationship between him and the intelligence agencies. This is a good thing for libertarians, potentially.
    1. Trump may, out of spite, reverse some positions on mass surveillance programs or at least clamp down on them in other ways.
    2. The anonymous officials doing all this leaking may get a taste of their own medicine. For 8 years Obama continued to lower the bar as to who could be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. To use Reason’s metaphor, these idiots are handing Donald fucking Trump a loaded gun, but going a step further by putting it into his hand and pulling it up to their own foreheads.

    A Jeff Sessions-led DoJ could be set loose on everyone leaking these classified reports. It would be incredibly sweet to see a bunch of Obama lackies and high ranking sycophants at the NSA, FBI, and CIA get a taste of their own medicine. Or, perhaps, Obama administration officials who have selectively leaked material for political gain for 8 years while prosecuting whistle blowers and others for the same damn thing.

    They are giving the petty, vindictive Trump all the reason and ammo he needs to justify it.

    1. You really think the American Praetorian wouldn’t just take Trump out if he started to really push back against them?

  28. The Comforting Fictions Of Obama’s Farewell Speech
    Last night the president cast himself as a resilient truth teller. The reality is quite different.

    Obama loves to conflate progressivism with patriotism, pitting the forces of decency and empathy ? his own ? against the self-serving profiteers and meddling reactionaries who stand in the way. All of it is swathed in phony optimism.

    The president’s central case for government’s existence rests on the notion of the state being society’s moral center, engine of prosperity, and arbiter of fairness. This has never been normal. Obama speaks of government as a theocrat might of church?and his fans return the favor by treating him like a pope. This was true in 2008. And it’s true now. Just check out liberal Twitterdom.

    There was much to process, and many policy claims to debunk, but for me the most grating aspect of the address were the broader fictions Obama likes to repeat.

    1. The Federalist is putting that out, while Reason gives us…Robby’s sniveling drivel.

      1. Federalist puts out some good shit. Harsanyi is always hilarious and on point. It can be a little wholesome with the articles about marriage and babies, but otherwise I like their content a lot….

    2. All lies – no quotes. I listened to the speech and Obama talked about American Exceptionalism and the Constitution but wingnuts don’t “hear” that.

      1. We know what you hear and don’t hear.

        1. And you still can’t turn the telescreen off.

      2. Pay your bet fuckstain.

      3. Yeh, I’m gonna go ahead and disregard your comment after a couple of Canucks wrung your neck about the Founding Fathers with regards to God and liberty.

        1. Yeah, only you idiot Canucks could mistake Thomas Jefferson for a Wahabbi Christian.

          1. Yeah, throw another temper tantrum and scream childish, incorrect strawmen PB, that’s how you win.

          2. “Yeah, only you idiot Canucks could mistake Thomas Jefferson for a Wahabbi Christian.”

            God you are such a dishonest twat. CAn’t even characterize the debate honestly. You know, it’s there in black and white, right? We can just re-read the thread to see what a dishonest fuck you are.

            But then, you thought JEB would win the nomination!!
            BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!

            BUY YER GOLD, PB!!!

      4. Some of us don’t have brains melted by coke abuse and our own delusions.

        1. Look for Weigel’s mental illness to manifest itself pretty severely over the next couple of weeks.

    1. supple boobmeat

      …this is causing much confusion….

      1. That phrase alone is testimony to SugarFree’s sick genius.

      2. Indeed, considering boobs are giant apocrine glands* comprised almost solely of fat, glandular, and connective tissue. There’s more actual meat in a Subway ham sandwich than an allegedly impressive bosom.

        *Yep, teats are really just tig ole’ sweat glands that release milk and colostrum.

        1. and so much fun (and I’m not even a breast man)

        2. DO NOT… GIVE… SUGARFREE IDEAS!

          1. You should see what he does with placentas and giblets….

            1. Serves them with hash browns?

        3. So that’s why they fry up so well.

  29. Jeremy Corbyn has called for a maximum wage for the highest earners, saying he fears Brexit will see the UK become a “grossly unequal, bargain basement economy”.

    Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Should five per cent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all

    1. +1 FATCA

  30. This Buzzfeed story is quickly proving that no one is going to trust the media when Trump actually does something bad. They’ve fully discredited themselves. And at a time when they truly should be vigilant about abuse from the person that will soon occupy the White House (to be fair they really didn’t do any of that during the past eight years of slavish hero worship). This is ridiculous.

    Rand Paul and his merry band are the only legitimate check on Trump now.

    1. Rand Paul and his merry band are the only legitimate check on Trump now

      ha. You’ve forgotten that as the MSM credibility falters, the alternative online media, particular bloggers and vloggers, are taking their place. Aside from browsing the MSM for the latest lies, I got basically all of my election coverage from alternative media outlets whose numbers are only growing after the MSM shit the bed in 2016.

  31. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?

    Spacegate: the missing space between these two sentences was placed there on purpose to give the illusion Trump is still running his twitter account and tweeting hastily without thought.

  32. This confirms all of my biases!

    Somehow this does NOT surprise me at all.

    Gotta say, I KNEW something was up when these stories kept coming out about Hillary’s emails and DNC hacks and all these cyber-attacks against what appeared to be Dems-ONLY. Didn’t that seem just a wee bit fishy to anybody? Sure did seem that way to me. I started tweeting to every and any news anchor and reporter I could think of, MONTHS AGO. Anybody think they might have started smelling a rat somewhere, back then? And then to start connecting the dots – from Paul Manafort and Carter Page and Roger Stone and others on the trump team who had deep and longstanding connections to Russia. And then how kissy-kissy trump was toward Vladimir Putin. Something just didn’t feel right!

    1. Please don’t remind me of when I sat nest to a kissy-kissy member of MOVE on a bus.

      1. Would have, but stench.

    2. So the idea is that Trump is more blackmailable than Hillary? The reality show star who’s been saying outrageous things for 18 months is more susceptible to shame than Professional Politician Hillary Clinton?

      Or is there not enough juice for the Russians to blackmail a woman who did business over a DIY server and was likely hacked by every government agency out there?

  33. ‘Clock Boy’ Loses in Court, Father’s Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed

    Judge Moore pressed Mohamed’s lawyer, Fort Worth attorney Susan Hutchison, to provide any facts that would suggest [the] defendants had said anything false or defamatory about Mohamed or his son during the television broadcasts. After spending a painfully embarrassing 15 minutes flipping through reams of paper, Mohamed’s lawyer was unable to provide any such evidence.

    I suppose slapping these clowns with contempt of court would be a HATE CRIME!

    1. I hope the court costs bankrupt the family.

    2. “After spending a painfully embarrassing 15 minutes …”

      Yep, your fame time is up.

  34. We have such a stupid media. Keep it coming assholes, it’s hilarious to watch you guys.

  35. Stephanopoulus was badgering Conway this morning on GMA about the R. Kelly/Trump connection. Conway was having none of it. I like her.

    1. Stephie is such a principles tough guy.

      A former Democrat running a ‘neutral’ news show.

      Riiight.

      Who in their right mind would watch that?

      1. The dude gave more than the averange American’s annual income to the Clinton FOundation. That he’s allowed to present himself as anything other than a died-in-the-wool Democratic Party operative undercuts most any claim of impartiality.

  36. So Cory Booker has thrown his hat in the ring for 2020 by proving himself a two-faced, back-stabbing, lying puke.

    http://www.redstate.com/mickeywhite2/…..testimony/

    1. He can’t win – if both of our first two black presidents are incompetent that would look terrible.

    2. “Overshadowed by Barack Obama: The Cory Booker Story”

    3. Booker actually seems like someone who makes a much better local government figure than national. National politics are such a terrible place to be unless you have a) a good sense of your political philosophy and are a complete nerd or b) your party talking points on lock down. The latter works, but has the downside of also being terrible. That’s the route he’s gone. He needs to go back to being the kind of politician who acts like a public servant in his own community or, if he’s tired of that, just go into the private sector if he wants more money and a sense of moving up.

      Unfortunately, I could really have said the exact same thing about Obama when he was running for president.

      1. He was fairly pragmatic and not particularly leftist as a local politician here in NJ. Now he has to transform himself into the kind of douche a leftist would support.

        1. Booker benefited from being less horrible than his mayoral predecessor, Sharpe James.

          1. Sharpe James was like some kind of stereotypical political hack invented in Hollywood – too obviously and over-the-top corrupt to be believable.

      2. +1 George Jefferson

    4. I think Cotton’s criticism is lame.

      His substantive defense of Sessions’ policies is…subject to debate (“keep drugs off our streets,” does that mean that opponents of, say, civil asset forfeiture want drugs *on* the streets?)

      And saying Booker had violated the longstanding *Omerta* by which Senators don’t testify against each other – oh, no, can’t have that. Senators should attack the plebes, not each other!

    5. two-faced, back-stabbing, lying puke

      By testifying against a fellow senator?

      What a terrible person! We can’t have legislators attacking each other like this!

      1. Its not that, so much as he’s on record as saying Sessions is fine guy. So, doing a 180 at this point is, indeed, being a two-faced, backstabbing, lying puke.

  37. I wonder how the genius bunch at Buzzfeed could think a “British” intel source would refer to the “World Cup Soccer tournament”?

    1. They knew us yanks would be confused by calling it football.

    2. Hahaha….I noticed that one. Ain’t a Brit alive who would call it “soccer”.

      1. Which is a little funny since “soccer” is a very English slang term for “Association football”.

      2. They invented the term and it was current there until recent decades. Dunno why they dropped it. Wikipedia says “soccer” was the upper-class term, so it had to go.

    3. A waste of time.

  38. Worthless scumbag Senator Dick Blumenthal wants Sessions to disavow David Horowitz for being truthful. Sessions tells him to fuck off.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/26542…..pagemagcom

    1. Fake Vietnam vet Dick Blumenthal, that is

  39. The hero worship on Facebook right now is sickening. Even after 8 years of more Bush governance the cult of personality is still going strong. It’s as pathetic as this alt-text.

  40. The idiots at Buzzfeed are just now finding out about fake news? The right mastered fake news years ago. Just go to Newsmax, Bratfart, Fox, and dozens of other sources.

    1. Or play some old Dan Rather videos.

    2. “Bratfart”. Wow, PB. You sure showed them.

      If you hadn’t been trolling around here for years I’d be sure you’re about 12 years old.

    3. The progs would probably still be doing fine if it weren’t for all the idiot progs like you that have come on the scene in the last decade. Bad weigel.

    4. Pay your bet shitstain.

  41. How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists are looting the country to death

    The Hugo Chavez-led looting spree began in 2000. By “looting,” I mean fraudulent government contracts, a celebration of bribery, phantom payrolls across all government ministries, bogus government-grant programs, the sacking of Venezuela’s gold reserves and a massive currency-exchange scam.

    More than $1 trillion has disappeared ? some of it wasted on social programs that produced nothing ? and a staggering amount has ended up in bank accounts in Andorra, Panama, New York, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

    And the pillaging has turned Venezuela into a dystopian landscape. There are shortages of every imaginable foodstuff and basic necessity; diseases once thought eradicated are back with a vengeance; and a crime wave that has given Caracas the highest murder rate in the world.

    1. I read yesterday Maduro had raised the minimum wage 5 times in the last year, over 500%.

      THANKS A LOT joe

      1. WHY ISN’T THIS WORKING? YOU TOLD ME IT WAS A NO-BRAINER! MORE WAGES MORE SPENDING! TO THE WALL YOU!

      2. Especially when the currency depreciated one thousand percent.

    2. Wait wait, you mean the vanguard of the proletariat was only in it for themselves?

      No way!!!!!

    3. “and a crime wave that has given Caracas the highest murder rate in the world.”

      BUT THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE!!! THE ENTIRE COUNTRY HAS STRICT GUN CONTROL!!!!

    4. and a staggering amount has ended up in bank accounts in Andorra, Panama, New York, Hong Kong and Switzerland

      *whistles innocently*

    5. You could just say “socialists.”

  42. I remember hearing reports that Bradley Manning was tormented horribly while in jail; kept nude in solitary confinement for months on end, subjected to various sadistic forms of psychological torment etc etc.

    I am convinced that ‘Chelsea’ Manning is the manifestation of induced insanity. Of course no one will ever have to pay for that crime.

    1. Probably. Can you blame Chelsea for that? I can’t.

    2. He was already dressing as “Chelsea” before he was incarcerated.

      1. So he must’ve been tortured in the army, then. Something’s got to explain this psychotic development of his.

        1. Previously insane? Should have never been allowed in Army in first place?

  43. BuzzFeed Journalists Can’t Stop Crying During Obama’s Farewell Address, One Even Recites Poetry

    Several reporters and editors couldn’t keep their emotions in check on Tuesday night as President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago.

    The hardest hit news outlet had to be BuzzFeed. Several of the website’s editors tweeted out their crying confessions.

    tweets in da link

    1. Emotional infants

    2. But left wing bias in the media is a myth…

    3. BuzzFeed Journalists

      Okay, which is it?

    4. Peeing out of their eyeballs.

      1. “aww malia is crying”
        “they did those good folks terrible”
        “we’ll never really know the pain and cruelty that our country has inflicted on them.”

        OK, that may be the new bar for peak derp.

  44. President Obama gave his farewell address to the nation last night, brandishing an inflated sense of his administration’s accomplishments that was, regardless, overshadowed by everyone talking about Trump and urine. Read the whole speech here; read Robby Soave on the speech here.

    Whatever happened to that other guy named Obama who ran for President in 2008? We probably would’ve been better off if he’d become President. He had some good ideas.

  45. Existing in a state endowed with dictator hook and chain is a choice none of your predecessors abhorred in a fashion befitting the spirit of liberty- so, yes, the fucking apparatus of your worst fears lurk in the shadows of this great experiment.

  46. After yet another spirited Beltway circle jerk, Ben Smith was left holding the cookie.

    “Eat it, Ben!”, they cried. “Eat the cookie!”

    Ben not only ate that cookie, he ate it publicly, and devoured the semen-covered delight in one bite, shoving as much as he could into his petty, lifeless mouth, leaving his face smothered with cookie crumbs and snarky journalistic goo.

    Since the consumption took place in the magical world of Washington DC journalism, this moment was soon forgotten, and days later Ben Smith was once again taken seriously.

    1. Are you trying to horn in on Sugarfree’s turf, dawg?

      1. My turf is wide and comfortable and welcomes all.

        1. I’ve been thinking of writing a short: Warty and the Death Squat of Death as an ode to the legend.

          1. That needs a soundtrack.

            DEATH SQUAT!
            feel it in your buttocks
            DEATH SQUAT!
            maximize your glutes
            DEATH SQUAT!
            SQUAT YOU TO DEATH!

      2. SugarFree has rocked for a long, long time,
        Now it’s time for him to pass the torch.
        He has stories of hats and hairs.
        He has soared on the wings of insulin therapy.

  47. LOL

    I’ve been pretty deep in my depression since the election results. It seemed to conveniently come back and stick around since. I was able to watch 5 minutes of Obama’s speech before feeling even worse. I kind of just want to get into my bed and not leave it for…I don’t know. Until I starve to death? Until school drops me for no longer showing up? I want to move far away to another country. I don’t know where. We are all so fucked. I guess it’s time to get back on medication :/

    1. This is natural selection taking its course. Thank Donald.

      1. I guess it’s time to get back on medication :/

        Sounds like someone should have never got off meds.

    2. I’ve had a rough beginning. I was homeless for a very long time before I was abducted, trafficked and forced into prostitution around the mid-west for years. I don’t know how I survived that, but I did. It took a lot to turn my life around, get stable, and finally go back to school in my late-20’s. Now I’m trying to get my BA so I can try to go to grad school for public policy. A Trump presidency scares me, makes me want to stay away from government work all-together. But maybe government needs me more than ever now. Someone has to fight this shit.

      The chances of this being the truth are less than the chances of the Buzzfeed story being the truth.

      1. I’ve had a rough beginning. I was homeless for a very long time before I was abducted, trafficked and forced into prostitution around the mid-west for years.

        That’s the Four Yorkshiremen sketch, right?

      2. My guess is that it is true. Gus Polinksi (The Polka King of the Midwest), and his band the Kenosha Kickers kept her in the back of their van, not only passing her around like she was Winston’s mom at a Hells Angels clubhouse, but also subjecting her to their music, forcing her to listen to endless renditions of their well-known hits Polka, Polka, Polka, Twin Lakes Polka, Domavougi Polka A.K.A. Kiss me polka, and of course the Polka Twist?

        This poor gal.

        1. Oh no, I messed that up! I am no SugarFree.

    3. Ok, well then…

      Obama I’m going to miss you so fucking much! Thank you for all you did. ACA helped me pursue my graduate degree with my parents health insurance. I got an IUD for a pittance. I’ll have a piece of you for the next decade (you stay in my uterus iud,you hear?)

      1. I got an IUD for a pittance.

        That she had to pay even one thin dime shows how far we still have to go to provide for women’s health care.

        1. Women never have health, only maladies and psychotic episodes.

          1. Bring back the feinting couch!

            1. Does it jump out of the way when you try to sit on it?

      2. Huh.

      3. I’ll have a piece of you for the next decade (you stay in my uterus iud,you hear?)

        Holy-moley, that is some deranged shit.

        1. Presidential DNA. FTW.

      4. Oh for fuck’s sake.

      5. I can’t say that’s any more unhinged than those on the right who have declared that “THE REPUBLIC IS SAVED” now that Trump was elected.

        1. FUN FUN FUN SOOPER TERRIFIC HAPPY SEXY FUN TIME at chemjeff’s dwelling…

          NSFW: Language

          You have one of each of these, too, don’t you? Your case of TDS causes you to doth protest too much…

        2. Get back to us when one of them fantasizes about having a piece of Trump inside them.

        3. You think a woman saying she thinks of her IUD as having a piece of Barack Obama insider her is equally unhinged with some redneck saying “Woot! Trump!”.

      6. I’m edging more and more towards dreaming of a deadly plague that wipes away two-thirds of humanity in the hope that it eliminates worthless shitsacks like this.

    4. Man, can you imagine the massive amounts of meds floating around that office?

    5. “…time to get back on medication…”

      I wonder what kind of medication this could be?

    6. END IT. END IT ALL NOW.

      Fer fux sake. What stunted, sorry excuse for a human being.

  48. Demon possessed doll’ blinks and nods head before entire room shakes leaving young girl terrified

    A ‘ poltergeist was caught terrorising a young girl’ as she played in her home before it ‘made the room shake’ from underneath her.

    Eerie home security footage shows a haunted doll twisting its head from side to side before objects fly across the room.

    The girl’s father set up the camera after he says she complained of something bothering her.

    In the first clip the youngster is seen happily playing with her toys on the floor as a doll in the corner of the room suddenly moves its head to the side.

    She remains completely oblivious to what’s going on as it then moves its head to the other side.

    1. Wow, there’s no way that could ever be faked!

    2. Poltergeist, or aspiring filmmaker?

  49. I was able to watch 5 minutes of Obama’s speech before feeling even worse.

    Whut?

    How could listening to that vapid, preening narcissist not cheer you up?

    1. Everyone felt worse after watching for five minutes. Finally, bipartisanship!

  50. Are we living in Nazi Germany?

    If Trump issues an order for his palace guard to deliver a Luger and a single round to Clapper, in his office, we’ll know.

    1. ^The only time I ever paused and thought…”hmmm, how bad could Nazi Germany be to live in?” Fuck Clapper, he lied to us all.

  51. Cover in the Robby Soave article earlier, but this quote:

    Obama also touched on his successes?many of them legitimate. The president deserves credit for normalizing relations with Cuba and supporting marriage equality. He’s also a decent man and a good father and husband, and worthy role model.

    Can we get a ruling on whether holding up a politician as a role model is complete libertarian heresy? Especially one that has textbook narcissistic personality disorder? This is a role model now? Jesus Christ Robby, way to cater to every stereotype of the stupid, vapid Millennial.

    1. Some day Robby will get that dream job at Slate.

      1. I’ve been bitching over the last couple days that for all Reason’s claims of challenging the modern political spectrum, upending conventional opinion, supporting the counter-culture and what-not they are a mediocre, spineless, out of touch and inoffensive collection of vapid yuppies sometimes. Thank god 2Chili is back.

        1. What do you want? A Libertarian version of Breitbart or DU?

          1. No, I’d like libertarian Hunter S. Thompson, but I probably won’t get it. What I’d settle for is a group of ‘independents’ who are actually independent and not carbon copy gutless yuppies. Get a ‘former’ drug dealer, active sex worker, 2nd amendment fanatic like Kokesh, a native activist, Mormon scifi writer, ex-military guy, anything but another vapid WASP.

          2. We want fuckin outlaws like 2 chilly.

            1. Hell yes, if half of Reason doesn’t have a criminal record related to victimless crimes they are failing.

        2. Wait – 2Chilly is back???????

            1. Well, innit that grand?

    2. “Can we get a ruling on whether holding up a politician as a role model is complete libertarian heresy?”

      Why not, as long as we are referring to the politician’s personal affairs?

      1. He didn’t cheat on his wife! (But GW Bush didn’t either, is he a role model, too?)

        1. When it comes to marital fidelity? Sure.

          When it comes to lots of other things? Umm, no.

          1. You know who else was a good role model in their personal affairs? Loved his long time partner, promoted healthy lifestyle choices, was friendly and receptive, and loved animals?

            1. Just to break with the joke format for a moment, Hitler only married his long-time lover just before they both committed suicide…not a good model for stable married life.

              1. I mention this because it’s kind of a trope to portray Nazis with traditional families who go to work each day to commit mass murder – the contrast is sometimes meant as a slap at “traditional family values.”

                But if you go to the very top of Nazidom, you see Hitler with his mistress, leading Nazis cheating on their wives, the encouragement of unwed motherhood among the racially “pure,” etc.

                1. I don’t consider marriage to be a be-all end-all indicator of a stable relationship. Most of the evidence indicates that Hitler’s relationship with his ‘mistress’ was solid and loving. The reality is that for all our portrayals of Hitler as a degenerate monster he was more or less a functional, normal human being (with some obvious issues and insecurities) who murdered millions of people. That’s not apologia for Hitler, but a warning about those who have that degree of power.

                  My criticism is meant to be an argument against the idiocy that you can separate a politicians’ personal affairs from the political actions. Obama spends his work days authorizing strikes that kill Pakistani children, but he is just such a great father, isn’t he?

                  1. Yes, Hitler was “functional” and “normal,” in that he was all to capable of being a murderous dictator. In the private sector, though, he wasn’t very successful…until he found his niche as head of a political movement.

                    In fact, it’s chilling that a bunch of people who, outside the context of politics and government employment, were low-rent bums, drug addicts, etc., could suddenly flourish as effective killers in a modern totalitarian state.

                    1. Success in the private sector isn’t predicated on normalcy or functionality. Often times it’s the reverse. Many successful people in the private sector have dysfunctional family lives, tons of internal issues or are actively terrible people. If you met Hitler in 1920 you would not see him as having the potential to murder millions of people. You’d just see a down-on-his-luck war vet.

                    2. And then there is Bernie. A feckless slacker in both realms.

              2. Well, they never divorced; stayed faithful in marriage.

                1. And never committed to marriage until just before they killed themselves.

                  …wait, this must be that sarcasm thing I keep hearing about.

        2. Technically, bestiality isn’t infidelity. NTTAWWT.

        3. Not being able to find a woman that he cheated with isnt the same thing as not cheating on his wife.

          1. Who said he was looking for another woman?

            1. “Another” woman?

              Seriously, one of my favorite deranged fake news/conspiracy theories of the Obama Time was the one that Michelle was really a man.

              1. I thought Michelle was the beard. This got rather meta rather quickly….

      2. Why not, as long as we are referring to the politician’s personal affairs?

        Because Obama’s entire personal life has been so absurdly propagandized and romanticized that you’d have to be an idiot to take any of it seriously?

    3. A decent man? Fuck no.

    4. Can we get a ruling on whether holding up a politician as a role model is complete libertarian heresy?

      It’s Robby, do you rally expect him not to throw in some qualifiers and play devil’s advocate even for the most ridiculous leftoid propositions? I think Robby should go work for those hard hitting journalists over at BuzzFeed, by bringing them coffee, rubbing their feet and telling them how right they are.

    5. Obama also touched on his successes?many of them legitimate. The president deserves credit for normalizing relations with Cuba and supporting marriage equality.

      Are two of them, one of which he did noting but lip service for, really “many”?

      I go back and forth on whether Rico is trolling us or really is hopelessly mired in squishy SJW thinking. I’m leaning toward the latter.

  52. Apparently that drought they’ve been having in California has entered a dormant phase.

    1. Now they can focus on that intellectual drought in Hollywood.

  53. So the allegations are essentially Trump went to a hotel, asked specifically for the room Obama and his wife slept in, brought in two Russian hookers, and had them urinate on the bed.

    Gotta love the fact that the media is determined to undermine and destroy itself by reporting SugarFree stories as intelligence leaks.

    1. Ooooh. We should anonymously send Buzzfeed some of SugarFree’s hair/hat and Hillary/Huma stories from the campaign to see if they bite on any of them.

      1. Just gotta find a way to reframe them as “intelligence dossiers” .

    2. Or maybe I haven’t been writing fiction all along…

      1. YOU are BuzzFeed’s anonymous source with alleged connections to British intelligence!! It all makes sense now!!

          1. Right behind your mom.

      2. Just channeling the truth as it is revealed to you.

    3. I would think this would be something both sides could get behind.

    4. Did the Obamas ever even stay at the hotel? Does this mean they slept in a bugged room and were taped the whole time? Aren’t these things somebody should figure out?

  54. So now we know how Trump’s toupee got to be an iridescent yellow color…

  55. Or maybe I haven’t been writing fiction all along…

    I’d just like to believe you’d use your turning-into-a-fly superpower to hang out on the walls of a better class of people.

  56. Penthouse offers 1 million dollars for Donald Trump sex tape. Please, please, please God… let this one be true. Was the claim that he liked to pee on her or that he liked to be peed on? Important stuff… I want to know if Trump is dom or sub.

    It’s pretty rich hearing how up-in-arms our friends over at Breitbart are now. They go about publishing some of the most thinly- sourced bullshit about HRC and suddenly they’re fucking Ben fucking Bradley. Yeah, guys, you can’t go around saying Hillary has Alzheimer’s/AIDS/Parkinson’s and then have people go to you as a trusted news source. You are a a part of the outrage industrial complex. Know your place.

    1. There are many more people who think Buzzfeed and HuffPo are reliable unbiased news sources than people who think Breitbart is.

      1. Who here is even bringing up Breitbart other than amsoc and Buttplug?

    2. You know who else choked on a Tu Quoque?

      1. Your father’s gay lover?

        1. You leave my nephew out of this.

      2. Mama Cass Elliot?

    3. “Please, please, please God… let this one be true.”

      Just like you fantasize about the next mass shooter being a TEA party activist.

    4. Uh, do they think it’s going to accomplish something the pussygrabber leak didn’t?

  57. Obama sure talks pretty. My wife was all doe eyed.

    1. Golly, he uses his words purtier than a twenty dollar whore.

      1. Inflation really is a bitch, isn’t it? They used to be $10 USD…

  58. I forgot that Obama dude even had a speech last night. It was up against a rerun of Leah Remini’s A&E show, so…

    1. Leah Remini: genuinely committed to bringing down Scientology or shameless self-promoter seeking to jump-start her career?

      1. Or both? But, anyway, she is only one of the the hosts of the show. Most of the air time is taken up by interviewees.

        Also, I’ve been a Scientology watcher for about 15 years, and there has been nothing in her show that hasn’t been documented and testified to a million times.

        1. Yeah, that was mostly sarc. She seems genuinely committed to taking them down. But I caught a tiny piece of a broadcast news show (20/20?) over the weekend where one of the Scientologists claimed Remini was doing this because her career was in the tank.

          1. You mean the blinky spokeshole Monqiue Yingling? She’s not a Scientologist. Never has been. That oughta tell you a lot.

    2. Good (The Blackhawks) were defeating Evil (The Redwings).

      No time for Teh Lightworker’s praising himself.

      1. *kicks Swizzie in the nuts* /long time Red Wings fan

    1. No, McCain *Tweeted* his junk to the FBI.

      /ha ha, just kidding

      1. What did he do with the other 137 characters?

        8=>

    2. and no one along the way said ‘this is garbage’?

      1. The story is coming unraveled so quickly, I don’t even know what’s happening anymore.

    3. Can we give McCain back to the Vietnamese?

      Or won’t they take him?

      1. They have to take him – you break it, you buy it.

  59. Obama’s legacy, distilled:

    No, we couldn’t.

    1. But you left out:
      What a neat guy I am!

  60. From Bustle: “While people generally want to know if this rumor about the President-elect is true, it’s safe to say demand for seeing such a video is pretty low.”

    Are you kidding me? I’d put that thing on every morning when I got up. “Aaahhuuggg…there ya go… open that mouth, bitch” I get more and more giddy at the prospect of watching this narcissistic asshole govern every day. GOOD CHOICE, WHITE AMERICA… YOU’VE SHOWN THOSE HOLLYWOOD ASSHOLES #FUCK YOU MERYL

    1. Got into shriek’s coke, have you?

    2. From asswipe: Lies, misdirection, irrelevancies, random noise…
      Fuck off.

      1. I, for one, think the memo is probably fake.

        I can understand a news outlet publishing the memo and letting the public sort out its veracity.

        You have to wonder about a President so paranoid about these rumors that he responds to a joke on 4chan by blaming the intelligence agencies he is shortly going to control

        1. What about the “evidence” that Obama was born in Kenya, I suppose news outlets should publish *that* and let the public determine its veracity?

          1. For years after the allegations were conclusively debunked? No, I’d say there’s a difference between this report and that sorry episode. Have you read the article in the NYTimes. It is very carefully nuanced.

            1. american socialist|1.11.17 @ 10:55AM|#
              “I’d say there’s a difference”

              Of course you would; you’re a left-wing imbecile.

              1. LEAVE TRUMP ALONE!!! For someone who very loudly proclaims his political independence you sure have buckled quickly. He’s not even president yet, Sevo, for goodness sakes there’s no need to cup Trump testicles while you jam his cock in your mouth. Don’t be so obscene about your Trump love.

                1. You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you boy?

          2. Well that is different

            /prog

        2. american socialist|1.11.17 @ 10:39AM|#
          “I, for one”

          No one gives a shit about what you supposedly ‘think’, asswipe.
          Fuck off.

  61. Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public.

    So just to be clear, Trump apparently thinks the purpose of the intelligence agencies is to block private citizens from releasing news stories he doesn’t want to “allow”.

    1. No, “intelligence agencies” are not suppose to be leaking fake news to the newsmedia.

      1. No? I thought that was a big part of what they are supposed to do.

        I guess they aren’t really supposed to do it domestically.

        1. They changed that law a couple of years ago. Now they can tell the same lies both foreign and domestic

          http://www.businessinsider.com…..red-2013-7

    2. … And that he blames, without justification, professionals in the government and people for whom he is going to manage for “leaking.” What if they had nothing to do with what could be information supplied by the Russians or a joke started by 4chan?

      His paranoia and tendency to automatically blame his subordinates is the problem. Oh, and the fact that he is an ignoramus utterly unqualified to run a meeting at the city council– let alone the presidency.

  62. Daily Mail summary of latest developments in the golden shower story:
    – McCain admits HE handed smear dossier to FBI – handed document outlining claims of Kremlin blackmail to FBI
    – Washington reporter Carl Bernstein says former British ambassador to Moscow handed it to McCain
    – Report was apparently paid for first BY Republican enemies of Trump then by Democrats

    So, assuming everything in the DNI report is correct and assuming the Bernstein story is correct, which foreign government was meddling more in the 2016 election?

    1. Thanks, CTC. That seems about it. The call coming from inside the house.

  63. What happened to the New Year’s Resolution to let troll posts just sit and die, alone and ignored?

    1. Whose resolution? All I remember resolving is something about “being more annoying.”

    2. It went the way of Froot Sooshi, Reason’s very own walking, talking, breathing, avatar of a Participation Trophy personified, bestrode Shai Hulud a Robby Horse, since he couldn’t stay out the Commentariat, his being a natural born narcissist and all that.

    3. Same thing that happens every year?

      I think it’s a losing battle.

    4. I can’t help myself. The right-wing asshole Trumpkins are fucking everywhere. Maybe next year I’ll stop responding to all the trolls.

      1. american socialist|1.11.17 @ 10:57AM|#
        “I can’t help myself.”

        Post by leftwing asshole.

    5. There are so many blank spaces in this thread, with cryptic responses of the same old shit, to the same old shit. Like, why?

      1. It’s made of Swiss cheese, rendered from all the unspoken *narrowed gazes*…..

  64. So just to be clear, Trump apparently thinks the purpose of the intelligence agencies is to block private citizens from releasing news stories he doesn’t want to “allow”.

    Maybe he doesn’t think the intelligence agencies should be complicit, much less active participants, in domestic political disinformation campaigns. I know that’s confusing.

    1. ^^^^THIS^^^^

      If Hillary had won, then this meddling, by foreign or domestic agents, would all be labeled as much ado about nothing.

  65. There are so many blank spaces in this thread, with cryptic responses of the same old shit, to the same old shit. Like, why?

    The ghostly trolls of xmas past.

  66. His paranoia and tendency to automatically blame his subordinates is the problem. Oh, and the fact that he is an ignoramus utterly unqualified to run a meeting at the city council– let alone the presidency.

    That’s a pretty harsh assessment of Obama’s Presidency. I’m not disputing any of it…

  67. This is awesome!! Way better than Obama. It’s like a textbook narcissism Rorsharch Test. Is it always going to be this good?

    1. *holds tear bottle collector up to AmSoc

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