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    As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded by the failure of Oroville Dam, state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

  • President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have vowed to work together on growth and jobs.
  • The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found dead in Missouri over the weekend have been arrested and charged with his murder. Someday I'll have to share with y'all the time in college I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads ("White Power" tattoos and Nazi salutes and all). Rest assured that when you're around actual Nazis in the wild, there's no discussion about whether you should punch them.
  • Officials believe that North Korea's latest missile launch shows advances in their technological capabilities. Also, a guest at Trump's resort at Mar-A-Lago took photos of the president being briefed out in the open about the missile test and posted them on Facebook.
  • New Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first major international trip may be to Mexico in coming weeks.
  • Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn't sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump, and a reporter attending a weekend retreat saw little suggestion of changes in policy proposals.
  • The Department of Justice appears to be stepping back from President Barack Obama's push to force transgender accommodation in school facilities. The DOJ is withdrawing a motion to try to scale back an order that blocked nationally orders from the Obama administration to accommodate. That's, like, a triple negative there. To explain: A federal judge previously put an injunction blocking the administration from enforcing an order that public schools accommodate transgender students in facilities. The previous Obama administration was attempting to request that the block only apply to the states legally resisting the order. The new administration is withdrawing that request.

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  1. As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded

    Tool was right.

    1. Ahhhhh!

    2. Conspiracy theory: When Fist doesn’t get first comment, he just doesn’t comment at all so he can pretend he wasn’t beaten at his own game.

      1. I can’t be here every day to hold everyone’s hand. You people have to learn to comment for yourselves.

        1. I have the time machine now. *laughs maniacally then accidentally zaps back 100000 years ago

    3. Hello.

      “I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads (“White Power” tattoos and Nazi salutes and all). Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.”

      Deliverance II – With more squeals.

      1. +1 purty mouth

        1. +1 Squeal like Lena Dunham

          1. AHHHHHHH!

          2. My guess is Hodor getting pegged.

      2. In this version, the gay butt sex is voluntary.

        1. Yes, indeed. Because he’s a faggit. Amirite?

          1. It appears as if I was not the only individual who interpreted Domestic D’s statement that way.

            Should we bother asking Domestic Dissident whether heterosexual women “are always voluntary”, Pompey?

            1. It would be criminal not to ask, Chuck. I say: when in doubt, ask. I ask you, Sir, can you afford not to?

              1. Pompey,

                You reminded me of a Craig Ferguson joke. It is completely inappropriate with regards to Domestic Dissident’s post yet I want to provide a link to the joke for your entertainment. I have taken Ferguson’s advice upon several occasions and I believe that I have been well served thereby.

                1. You don’t weave parchment. I’m unsure where one would even get that idea. Having to slaughter an animal and process its skin would have been even funnier!
                  .
                  And yes, this did need to be said, by me, right now. My nerdery and dickishness are at near-clinical compulsive levels. It was like an itch in a fucking body cast.

                  Craig was my favorite late-night host. I miss him! I loved this joke; maybe I’ll see the full special and it will give me my fix.

      3. I watched Deliverance for the first time last week. I used to spend most of my summers in North Georgia, and I’m now in the middle of snowmageddon II in Nova Scotia, so I think I got the wrong things out of that movie. I would love to be tooling around the woods with friends from Atlanta right now.

        1. The funny thing about North Georgia and Western North Carolina is that it is nothing like that now. It is all vacation land for rich people from Charlotte and Atlanta.

          1. It was starting to get like that even when I was there in the 90’s. For every weird lot with a tiny trailer surrounded by 5 sheds and pieces of dead cars, there’d be a new “rustic cabin” with a paved road. The girl scout camps even got fancy upgrades and toilets and shit. It’s just all so close to Atlanta.

            1. Well of course if the Girl Scouts got toilets, you didn’t have to list separately that they got shit.

            2. Fucking Seattle is too close to Atlanta. ATL is a hot goddam disaster*.

              *born and raised in Conyers, GA*

          2. It’s full of half-back Florida Yankees

          3. If memory serves they built the whitewater kayaking venue for the ’96 Olympics in the area Deliverance was filmed.

        2. 38 cm we got hit with.

        3. I watched Deliverance for the first time last week.

          Yeah? Well, I took delivery just yesterday.

    4. Well, if Maynard knows how the pieces fit, because he watched them fall away he should go help fix the damn.

      1. Rest assured, a week ago this would have earned a *narrows gaze*

    1. Dad was into boys. The son just likes to chat up teenage girls.

    2. Hey.

  2. Someday I’ll have to share with y’all the time in college I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads (“White Power” tattoos and Nazi salutes and all). Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.

    Makes mental note for the next Reason meetup.

      1. I see you’ve watched German porn from the mid-’90s.

        1. Some of Jesse’s favorite titles:
          The Fuhrer’s Other Moustache
          Fleshstika
          Goostepping Leppo
          The Brownshirts

          1. Nah, the German stuff never had clever names. Now Czech porn…Double Czech (twins!), Czeching In (hotel themed), Czech Point (military themed), etc.

            1. That country is some sort of hotbed, isn’t it.

              1. Late ’90s/early ’00s they were dominating the foreign-made gay porn market. Folks from other countries were pretending to be Czech just to get in on the money available. I think there was an uptick in economic opportunity there because that market dropped precipitously moving into the mid-’00s.

                1. I have read pretty thoroughly up on this, and am surprised to hear that. If I remember correctly, the Czech Republic was the hotbed of male-male porn production and Hungary the male-female. (The studios were almost always American owned.) But models in both countries always adopted names and personas from other countries, even though they were mostly locals. And the videos (this was when this was actually important) were unavailable for sale in their home countries in both cases, and the models were consequently able to keep a good deal of privacy in those days. (For the dudes, it mattered also that the Czech Republic had almost nothing in the way of either homophobia or a gay community–they were just generally uninterested in sexual identity and what people did behind closed doors.) One Czech model was actually able to have a burgeoning and very prominent career as a TV spokesmodel (for food products and such) and later professional MMA fighter and fitness personality, and only got exposed when he went on Big Brother!

                  So long story short I’m surprised there would be any profit in actually claiming to be Czech or Hungarian.

            2. No Czech Mate? Disappointing.

              1. I said “etc”

                But yes there was a Czech Mate. A website called Czech Hunter came out in 2015 and reused a bunch of the puns and it’s impossible to find some of the older titles now. It might’ve been Czech Mates.

                There was also a hockey themed one whose title escapes me.

                1. What about Czech Your Privilege?
                  Prostate Czech?
                  Don’t Right Czechs You Can’t Smash?

                  1. What about Blank Czech? It was an adaptation of Candide, but with more butt stuff.

                    1. How about:

                      Check Yourself Before You Wreck Your Anus?

                  2. Don’t Right Czechs You Can’t Smash?

                    Someone better find Becky.

                2. I’m going to guess Cross Czech. Or maybe Hip Czech.

                  1. Czech Bouncing, FTW.

    1. So how many Nazis got punched that day?

      1. none.

        that’s what he meant.

        when there’s an actual opportunity to hit Nazis because there are actual Nazis right there, all the tuff gais puss out.

    2. Scott probably went to Bass River. It has a campsite their that is a bit wild. I’ve never seen Nazis or KKK there though. I used to go canoeing down there all the time(read canoeing as mainly drinking/smoking/whatever).
      Now I did live a block away from a real Skinhead. We used to go over there and get druuuuuunk. Me and my black friends. The Skinhead got his ass kicked…a lot. The best time was when he puked on a friend of ours shoes.

      1. Amend that. It was one black friend, the rest were white. NO he was not a token.

        1. Yes, yes, you’re so cool and progressive for having a black friend. Now we all know and are very impressed. Do you want a medal too?

          1. Will it be black and shiny? It was part of the skinhead theme so…fuck off.

            1. I assume he was having a bit of fun with you! But I do find this story intriguing but am a little unclear. Were you and your friends doing the ass kicking? After the poor guy had invited you over for beer? Or did he just generally get his ass kicked throughout his life?

              1. His house was a party house. We were under age at the time. We shall call the skinhead Zed, he enjoyed inviting people into his home then would stage sjw(he did this before it’s current popularity), petty, aggressive, cruel, drama rich, attention seeking outburts usually involving the weakest member of the groups that would socialize there at the time. The fights were usually someone sticking up for himself or others. The puking incident is a case in point; Zed puked on some 105# kid’s shoes intentionally after he was warned not to. One person kicked his ass. I really do believe Zed’s whole schtick was simply to make as shitty a mark on humanity he could.

                1. (to be clear, I was making a joke by channeling John)

                  Cool story. I wonder if Zed’s dead, baby.

                  1. Yes sir, the fuck off was jovial.

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they let the thing fall apart on purpose as part of the far left’s war on rural America.

    1. Swinging back and forth between useful, lucid thoughts, and raging at clouds. I can’t wait for the next one!!!

  4. Beware exploding whales: New Zealand issues warning after mass stranding

    Beachgoers in New Zealand have been warned to steer clear of exploding whales after the mass stranding that left hundreds of whale carcasses rotting on a beach in the country’s South Island.

    Reuters reports that authorities are cutting holes in 300 decomposing pilot whale carcasses, popping the dead animals “like balloons” to prevent them from exploding on the remote beach on South Island’s Golden Bay. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation cordoned off the carcasses and issued a statement warning of the risk posed by exploding whales, according to Reuters.

    It’s like prom night in Louisiana!

      1. I was expecting Mr. Creosote.

    1. So one of my cousins and I were hiking out in a cove as yutes and there was a dead sealion washed up on the beach and basking the warm summer sun. It was visibly…inflated. My dipshit cousin starts throwing rocks at it against my recommendation. Suddenly there’s a hissing sound and the entire cove stank of decomp with people fleeing.

      I can only imaging the danger of rotting whale.

      1. I think these are pilot whales, so they are not huge. Still, there are many of them. For some reason, pilot whales love to commit mass suicide by strandings. No one knows why.

        1. I think these are pilot whales

          Reuters reports that authorities are cutting holes in 300 decomposing pilot whale carcasses.

          Me, too!

          1. Except, unlike you, Crusty, they are not cutting those holes for nefarious purposes.

        2. Trump’s America?

        3. For some reason, pilot whales love to commit mass suicide by strandings. No one knows why.

          Pilot error?

          1. Well, since Swiss ain’t here anymore…

            *narrows gaze*

            1. Nice, WW.

              Unless I am incorrect, your reaction to BigT’s comment is appropriate according to Switzy’s idiom.

      2. I can only imaging the danger of rotting whale.

        yeah, its not pretty

    2. Wouldn’t shooting them be easier? you can do it from a distance.

      1. No guns in hippie-topia.

    3. This is why we need to nuke the whales.

      1. I remember the bumper sticker as “nuke the unborn baby whales.”

        1. Nuke the gay whales for Jesus.

    4. Why do beaches full of exploding whales somehow bring The 1812 Overture to mind?

    5. I’m pretty sure getting the “go cut holes in dead whales assignment” is nearly the top of the bad assignment list. I’d be like,” you got a case of 12 gauge slugs for me to use? ‘Cause I aint going to go cut holes in dead whales with a knife. That’s just crazy talk.”

    1. Kinky.

    2. Be cool Yolanda.

  5. Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn’t sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump

    If they did more of column A and less of column B, wouldn’t that leave them right back where they started?

  6. For anyone interested, especially those who are considering stepping away from the Reason comments, whether temporarily or permanently, I co-admin a private email group strictly for the Reason commentariat. We’ve currently got about two dozen active members. It’s Tulpa-free (with verification) and anonymous (unless you wish to voluntarily self-identify). For an invitation, email me with your handle, and we’ll get you verified and added to the group.

    We’ll post this on the AM and PM links every day this week to give everyone a chance to see it.

    1. Hell no! I will not join. Reason is forever. They are showing me the path to true libertarianism marxism.

    2. If we’re all tulpa, how are you going to confirm that we aren’t tulpa?

    3. I smell a honey trap, and is that arabic in your handle?

  7. “Clinton lost because she talked too much about Trump”

    For the gazillionth brazillionth time: PROG HARDER

    1. LOL and Trump never mentioned Clinton?

  8. Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn’t sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump, and a reporter attending a weekend retreat saw little suggestion of changes in policy proposals.

    It’s almost like the Democrats want to lose again in 2020. At least everything they’ve done since November 8 points that way.

    1. reminiscent of Labour in the 80’s isn’t it?

      the berniebros were analogous to the SDP

      1. Wait, the SDP was the right wing of Labour. It was even to the right of the Liberals when they fused. The Berniebros are like Bennites or something, I don’t know.

    2. They’re just following the time-honored advice: When you’re in a hole, dig as hard as you can, you’re almost out.

      1. If the progs keep digging, they hope to end up in Communist China!

      2. Like the new handle, Jr.

    3. We’ll know for sure when Deblasio wins the nomination.

    4. Forget 2020. They’re on track to give the GOP a super-majority in 2018. The map is absolutely brutal.

      1. And with two years of experience working the system under his belt, can you imagine what the Donald could do?

        (Shudders)

  9. Harvard has created a ‘liquid’ battery that could last for more than a decade

    The team has developed a so-called flow battery which stores energy in liquid solutions. This solution modifies the molecules in electrolytes, ferrocene and viologen to make them stable, water-soluble, and stop them degrading over time. Dissolved in water, the molecules lose just one per cent of capacity for every 1,000 charging cycle. The battery is non-toxic, non-corrosive and lasts for far longer than current Lithium-ion models ? estimated at a decade, rather than months.
    Batteries of this type are often used as a storage solution for renewable, unpredictable energy sources such as wind and solar, but require regular electrolyte maintenance.
    “Because we were able to dissolve the electrolytes in water, this is a long-lasting battery that you could put in your basement,” said Roy Gordon, professor of chemistry and materials science at Harvard University who co-led the research. “If spilt on the floor, it wouldn’t eat the concrete and since the medium is noncorrosive, you can use cheaper materials to build the components of the batteries, like the tanks and pumps.”

    1. Translation: a new smartphone will need a new battery in seven weeks instead of six.

    2. That’s interesting, hopefully that can lead to improvements in energy density. That’s the real issue bottleneck of batteries.

      1. I think flow batteries are intended for industrial-sized storage, where the location is fixed and density matters less than efficiency and lifespan. Could be useful for peak shifting power, or at least more useful than a million banks of Tesla batteries like some companies want to try.

  10. Someday I’ll have to share with y’all the time in college I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads (“White Power” tattoos and Nazi salutes and all).

    Damn you, you can’t just leave it hanging like that! The suspense is too incredible! All I can imagine for now is the “white power” guys from HBO’s Oz and a spoon.

    1. The “mutliracial” part was a nice tough. Scott would never lower himself to camping with white people much less straight white people. Scott is a regular Milo Yinaoppolis in that regard.

        1. I don’t know if I would call Yiannopolis an SJW, but I guess.

          1. I think it applies because Milo is certainly fighting for his own brand of social justice.

            1. Word.

      1. Check this out, maybe the situation involved Shackford camping with his fag and colored friends, and some creepy-assed white power fucks started messing with his crew because looks. Until he tells us the payoff, we’ll never know. Deductive reasoning only takes one so far.

        1. My guess is the NeoNazis were likely scum and not people you would want to meet but probably ignored Shackford and his friends.

          1. That’s why he needs to spill the beans. Did a pack of drunken hicks with Aryan Nation tats start messing with them, or did they bash a fash. WE NEED TO KNOW

          2. Yes, John. That’s what neo-Nazis are all about – leaving people alone. In fact, I understand that this was their primary foundational tenet until some assholes came along and started calling them racists.

            1. Shut up man, you don’t even know what happened!

        1. It goes well will your being thoughtless.

          1. Zing!

            John is on fire today.

      2. Are you feeling triggered John?

        1. Stupid me, I thought the coloring of his pals was a relevant piece of information in a story about skinheads.

          1. Come on. you don’t find “when i was out camping with my gay biracial friends” a bit over the top? Just a little? Was one of them a Muslim refugee?

            1. lulz increasing

              1. I think it is funny as hell. As someone says below, it reads like a gay porn movie made with SJW sensibilities in mind.

                1. I think you’re misrepresenting Geoff’s statement there, John.

                  1. Am I required to give Scott credit when I finish the screenplay to Schindler’s Fisting?

                    1. Geoff,

                      Gay porn is not my thing really, but that sounds like it could be an exception. Do you have a kickstarter page?

                  1. Oz was great.

                    I apparently had a marked uptick in prison-rape references while I was binge watching that and my friends became concerned. “I’m finally getting around to watching Oz” “OHHHH, yeah, perfectly understandable, carry on.”

                    1. That episode where Robson gets dental surgery with a black cadaver’s gums and then gets buttfucked by a spoon is the most entertaining scene in the entire series – bar none. Some of the situations were stupid unrealistic, but it was easy to dismiss because the whole show was the embodiment of guilty pleasure. Guilty pleasure concentrate, 100% pure.

            2. John,
              It kind of sets up the whole bit about skinheads.

            3. No, not even a little.

      3. Cmon. Cut him a little slack on this one. Seems completely pertinent if he is talking about actual real Nazi’s not just the kind of of “Nazi’s” who have been in a Walmart once and like trucks. Plenty of opportunities to bust on his virtue signaling in other places.

        1. I don’t think he is virtue signaling. it is just a bit over the top SJW, albeit unintentionally.

          1. John, you are like a right-wing SJW.

            1. John thinks John Ashcroft was a good singer.

              1. And he had a poster of Condi Rice in his dorm room.

                1. What you don’t like black women? That is really racist you know. If your prog friends ever find out , you are going to be in a lot of trouble.

                2. John has watched every Ronald Reagan movie.

                  Twice.

                  1. What do you mean only twice?

            2. John is organizing a gufundme effort for a thirty-five foot state of Howard Hunt to be placed outside the Watergate building.

              1. For Halloween, John went as Dick Cheney, unironically.

                1. John thinks Godfather’s Pizza is the greatest pizza.

              2. John thinks Jeff Dunham is funny.

            3. John has a photo of Phyllis Schlafly on the ceiling over his bed.

              1. John is still Tebowing.

                1. John makes his wife roleplay “Vidal/Buckley” once a month. She calls him a crypto-Nazi, he calls her a queer and threatens to punch her in the face.

                  Then he cums.

                  Then they switch roles.

                  Then he cums again.

                  1. + 1 effete Nazi detector!

                    Having seen the Vidal/Buckley kerfuffle, this is very funny.

              2. John has a photo of Phyllis Schlafly on the ceiling over his bed.

                Like you don’t.

      4. Awkward as fuck phrasing or not, there IS a bit of a story difference in the implications of a bunch of white dudes out in the woods suddenly finding themselves in contact with a bunch of skinheads and a bunch of non-white dudes out in the woods suddenly finding themselves in contact with a bunch of skinheads. The implications of both situations are markedly different, enough to make the mention of his friend’s races relevant to explaining why the story might be interesting.

        1. It is not that it isn’t relevant. It is just how is that everyone he was with was either multiracial and or gay? The gay part I get. But it reads like there was some requirement that you either be gay or multiracial to go, which is pretty funny.

          1. Yeah, as I said, I do agree the phrasing was awkward as fuck.

            1. It is. And it was funny. But some people on here are so terrified of being seen as improperly tolerant they can’t admit to that.

        2. Sexuality is often not immediately apparent visually. Race generally speaking always is. It makes sense to include as it helps explain why they were as uncomfortable/afraid.

          John however just has a hair trigger about certain things/people it seems.

          1. That or you people are utterly humorless and terrified of not looking properly tolerant. I am going with the latter option.

      5. Sounds like you need some learning from my friends, Dean and Gene

        1. Well, that link failed. Go listen to Ween was the punchline/recommendation there.

          1. Well now I want to know what song you were trying to link to.

  11. Pepper spray ‘prank’ leads to evacuation at Hamburg airport

    Emergency services temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport Sunday and treated almost 70 people after an irritant gas was released in the building – probably by a “prankster” using pepper spray, firefighters said.

    The northern city’s airport was closed and 13 flights delayed or diverted between 11.30am and 12.45pm after people reported an unusual smell, respiratory ailments, nausea and stinging eyes.

    Firefighters later said they had found an empty cartridge that was thought to have contained pepper spray, which is sold in Germany for personal self-defence.

    A spokesman of the Hamburg fire department told media that an unknown “prankster” was thought to have released the gas, which then spread via the hall’s ventilation system.

    This is why I developed an immunity to the stuff.

    1. Sure *this* is why.

      1. This is why I developed an immunity to the stuff.

        Crusty,

        I have it upon good authority that your immunity was a result of near-continuous exposure from being sprayed upon by innumerable men and women. Little did they realize that their efforts would only provide you with your own, singular type of mithridatium.

        Also this – I’m tellin’ ya to have a good day.

    2. I wonder how long they can keep it buried that it was some sort of “security” test gone wrong.

    3. I heard about that yesterday. First thought in my head was that it would turn out to be a cop fucking around. Still betting it was a cop fucking around.

  12. A+ Alt-Text.

    1. I agree.

  13. The Department of Justice appears to be stepping back from President Barack Obama’s push to force transgender accommodation in school facilities. The DOJ is withdrawing a motion to try to scale back an order that blocked nationally orders from the Obama administration to accommodate. That’s, like, a triple negative there. To explain: A federal judge previously put an injunction blocking the administration from enforcing an order that public schools accommodate transgender students in facilities. The previous Obama administration was attempting to request that the block only apply to the states legally resisting the order. The new administration is withdrawing that request.

    OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER. I think. Maybe. Wait, is it?

    1. I’m still going to dress as a woman so I can sit in a stall and listen to them tinkle.

      1. See MJG? I told you it was kinky.

      2. Can’t you now say that you’re a transman forced to use the ladies’ room by Trump’s draconian bathroom policy? There is no good solution here.

        1. Sweden had it down. Row of urinals in one spot, a bunch of single sit down stalls with floor to ceiling privacy walls in another spot and sinks in between.

          1. A sort-of biergarten I visited recently has a giant unisex restroom with nothing but a dozen or so stalls and the sinks. I thought it was an elegant solution.

            1. The worst solution is when there are two single use bathrooms that were previously gender specific and they turn them both into anyone can use them.

              There is ALWAYS a line.

              As long as there are enough stalls I don’t mind, but I do think the urinals add a level of efficiency.

              1. I do think the urinals add a level of efficiency

                Check out Dick Privilege over here. Urinals aren’t fair, so they have to go.

                1. I hate urinals. How are you supposed to wipe your dick with no toilet paper nearby?

                  1. I’m trying to remember the exact quote but I remember a friend’s burly younger brother putting on a posh voice and saying something like “A man shakes, but a gentleman dabs” and I couldn’t stop laughing.

                  2. No matter how much you jiggle, no matter how much you dance, the last two drops go down the leg of your pants.

                2. Dick Privilege

                  So…am SJW porn star name? If so, tre’ excellent

                  1. an, not am.

                    Damn lack-of-edit-button.

          2. My brain had trouble with that description at first; I was imagining some kind of panopticon restroom.

            1. Lol. You are forced to make eye contact with the person sitting in the stall facing you.

          3. Nonsense. They need to do what my high school did: provide sit-down toilets with privacy barriers the tall kids could easily see over, anyone could see under, and no stall door latches. It’ll be too terrifying to take a shit anywhere in public and people will just crap at home. Those that don’t, hilarity ensues.

          4. I can hear unsuspecting ladies have a wee in each of these examples.

          5. Sweden had it down. Row of urinals in one spot, a bunch of single sit down stalls with floor to ceiling privacy walls in another spot and sinks in between.

            Do women use the urinals? If not, why not?

            1. They certainly could have in a pinch…or I suppose a two fingered hook and lift although I didn’t see it happen while I was there.

              1. Wash or wipe your hands clean with a moist towellette.
              2. Adjust clothing. Pants should be pulled down in front a few inches. Skirts should be lifted. Underwear should be pulled down at the waistband or move the fabric at the crotch to one side.
              3. Wipe your labia area clean.
              4. Using either hand, make a “V” with your first and second finger and spread the inside of your labia minora. (the INNER lips) Beginners may want to try using the fingers from both hands for better control.
              5. Lift to the desired angle, then pee. (If you don’t spread and lift, it could run down your leg.)
              6. Wipe your labia if necessary.
              7. Wash your hands and you’re done!
              8. ?????
              9. Profit!

                1. Thank you! Someone had to mention it!

              1. Jesse, I learned about this technique from a butch lesbian lady I met at a personal growth workshop. She was there working through some anger issues at her parents. She was born with both sets of organs and the parents chose to amputate the penis, which was the wrong decision apparently. I think it was this experience that made me very sympathetic towards the trans community.

                1. Ack, that sucks. I remember trying to track down the numbers on gender assignment surgery for newborns with ambiguous genitalia and it was higher than what I was expecting and also the numbers were fairly incomplete for the ’70s and ’80s. The practice continued on well after it lost favor just because doctors had been trained in it for a while.

          6. I thought Sweden was where men sit down to pee.

      3. So just a normal Tuesday, then?

  14. Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.

    Correct, because nothing you described could possibly be considered grounds for violence. Or is it that you’re allowed to punch a nazi if you’re X number of feet away from law enforcement?

    1. No. It is that you are only allowed to punch a Nazi if you can sucker punch them and run so you don’t get your ass kicked.

      1. I thought you could only punch a Nazi if you were in an SJW mob and you were really just punching isolated wimpy white people – not, you know, real Nazis who would retaliate by beating the fuck out of the punchers.

        1. Yeah. Actual Nazis just punch each other.

    2. Picking a fight with skinheads in the woods seems idiotic

    3. I read that as – when surrounded by tatted up actual Nazis one doesn’t decide to go around punching them- but I’ve been wrong before.

      1. That was my thinking, too.

        1. Me too. in Watch on the Rhine Ringo and Kratman had a scene where SJWs tried to riot and destroy the base camp of a rejuvenated Waffen SS Division. Hilarity ensued.

      2. Or: One doesn’t get into self confident debates about their punch-ability but instead focuses on extricating themselves from the situation.

      3. Yeah, especially out in the woods, where no one can hear you scream.

      4. Yeah that could be. I’ve gotten too accustomed to journalists supporting and hand waving violent lefitsts’ actions. I know Reason is the exception to the rule, but the problem is that Reason is becoming less and less of an exception to the ironclad metaphysical laws in place that render 99.9% of journalists to be total pieces of shit. See Robby and Shikha for how that law proved correct in Reason’s case on this issue.

    4. Is your name Captain America? (and not this Captain America)

      If no you probably lack the moral character to successfully punch Nazis.

  15. The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found dead in Missouri over the weekend have been arrested and charged with his murder

    *pours a little out for Irish*

    RIP, sweet prince.

  16. New Secretary of State Ken Tillerson’s first major international trip may be to Mexico in coming weeks.

    I never knew Rex changed his name. Is Ken his nom-de-Trump?

  17. state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

    “Too much rain, you say? Miss, this is California – it never rains here!”

    (Table erupts in laughter, champagne glasses clink with joy, officials resume “eating pizza”)

  18. “Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.”

    If they’re not assaulting or threatening you, why would you punch them? It would seem that the smart thing to do would be to walk away from them.

    Please don’t excuse violence, because it’s hip.

    I once once found myself at a skin head St. Patrick’s Day party on the South Side of Chicago and my first response was not “I’m going to punch everyone, because of feelz”.

    1. I’m guessing that he’s intimating that there was some unprovoked aggression from the stormfucks. If Shackford wouldn’t leave us hanging, maybe we’d find out and there wouldn’t be wild speculation. !!!!!

    2. Right, it’s not at all clear from Shackford’s phrasing, but my money is on Shackford meaning there were no questions because assaulting a group of actual Nazis out in the woods where there’s no one around to bail your ass out if shit goes south is dumb as fuck.

    3. The appropriate response is a West Side Story-style song-and-dance battle between the two gangs.

  19. It’s so funny to watch the white supremacist movements splinter. Well what do you expect from groups who believe their perfection will be achieved by the destruction of their own CREATOR.

    1. Free AddictionMyth!

      1. Give him time. He will think of the password one of these days.

  20. Holy shit you guys are the biggest bunch of pansy snowflakes I have ever met in my life!

    1. They have an entire “Donald Trump” category? Talk about obsession.

    2. No Brony butt plug?

  21. Hey guys – I’m running on a platform to utterly abolish safe spaces for trolls. Can I count on your vote?

  22. As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded by the failure of Oroville Dam, state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

    I am sure they had no warning. I mean dams fail without any warning every day. It just happened. Bad luck.

    1. I am sure they had no warning. I mean dams fail without any warning every day. It just happened. Bad luck.

      It keeps reminding me of how Bush was provided ‘dire warnings’ about Katrina like “I don’t think anybody can tell you anything with certainty one way or the other if the levees will be topped.”

      Except, you know, with practically all the time and cash in the world.

  23. Also, a guest at Trump’s resort at Mar-A-Lago took photos of the president being briefed out in the open about the missile test and posted them on Facebook.

    Man of the people.

    1. being briefed out in the open about the missile test

      They read about it on cnn.com.

  24. http://nypost.com/2017/02/13/p…..men-again/

    Playboy bringing back naked women again. Judging from the cover model, good looking women again. Maybe someone figured out big hair and lots of silicone doesn’t really sell anymore.

    1. Only T&A. Not even bush

      1. *yawn*

        Wake me when go back to learning who’re the aviation blondes.

      2. And the model is a bit too skinny. But at least her boobs are real. And the cover shot is very flattering.

    2. Hustler or GTFO.

      Or +70 vag.

      For Crusty.

    3. That had to have been one of the worst “New Coke” ideas ever…Playboy with no nudity? Surprised it lasted a whole year.

    4. Maybe someone figured out big hair and lots of silicone doesn’t really sell anymore.

      Someone tell Brazzers. The most awful porn in the world is the stuff with fake looking women making fake sounding sounds behaving like no human I’ve ever seen outside of a porno.

  25. Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn’t sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump, and a reporter attending a weekend retreat saw little suggestion of changes in policy proposals.

    Two term president it is, then. God/whatever you believe in help us all. PT Barnum will be running this circus.

    1. Correction. PT Barnum crossed with a less learned Pat Buchanan

      1. I will not stand corrected. Pat is a bit of a racist, isn’t he?

        1. I would criticize him more for his anti-trade positions and his dislike for all immigration.

          1. Ah so. I think Trump might be more pro free trade then he lets on. I hope all of this bluster is him just trying to start negotiating from an unreachable high point.

        2. And Pat was actually a Republican.

          1. He was a Republican (he worked for Nixon and Reagan), but his ideas were definitely out of favor with the party. His anti-war position (which garnered him supporters such as Murray Rothbard and Russell Kirk) and anti-NAFTA position was very much outside of mainstream Republican politics

            1. You guys know he’s still alive, right?

              1. And INSIDE THE HOUSE! (He used to write pro-price control speeches for Nixon on a night much like this one…)

  26. As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded by the failure of Oroville Dam, state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

    They studied the climate warming models, and assumed it wasn’t ever going to rain again. Why waste money on maintenance?

    1. The sad fact is, that is probably what they did.

    2. But I’ll bet climate change is probably what caused all that rain to happen.

    3. Well, the money for those choo-choos don’t appear out of thin air. (The cash for six-figure pensions has to come from somewhere too).

      Priorities, dude.

      1. doesn’t either.

        (my kingdom for an edit button)

      2. If Trump hadn’t derailed the climate change and the train, it could’ve shipped all the water to starving Muslim refugees in those Muslim places where Trump oppresses them.

        -Nancy Pelosi

  27. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will not lecture President Donald Trump on Syrian refugees.

    “The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern,”

    Actually, that’s exactly what we expect you to do, but not to his face. Face time is reserved for boot-licking.

    1. I welcome it in fact.

      In fact, give him the Parliament floor.

      We gave it to fucken Bono so the bar is set low anyway. Why not?

      1. In fact…

    2. I was relieved that he choose not to lecture America. Not joining a pile on of an embattled government (one on which our economy relies) is a ridiculously easy call. The more other countries pillory America, the more they’ll welcome dependable allies.

      Many libertarians may not like the state, but they shouldn’t be eager for the state to fail in it’s ostensible purpose by kneecapping domestic interests. We don’t want be telling America what to do. The last thing we need is to try to run a failed state. (I keed, I keed.)

  28. Someday I’ll have to share with y’all the time in college I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads (“White Power” tattoos and Nazi salutes and all). Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.

    This sounds like it could very easily be the plot to a gay porno.

    1. Or A Last House on the Left sequel.

    2. *bow chika wow wow*
      Scott: So…real snazzy uniforms fellas, I bet you could discipline us hard!
      Skinhead: Uhhhh, shut up you homo. *flushed face
      Scott: Do you guys wear underwear or do you go Kommando?
      Skinhead: Shut up!!! *starts sweating
      Scott: Louder, der commandant, LOUDER! *moans
      Skinhead: Sick bastards! Come on, squad, let’s go march down river to the black camp site. *walks away but throws down business card w/swastika and winks at Scott

      1. hard should be hard
        Freaking edit button.

  29. I punched a Nazi in the shower today.

    1. Do you call it Adolph? Does it have a little “mustache”?

      1. No…just a German army helmet.

    2. +1 swastika tattoo on glans

    3. Me too. It went a little something like this.

      Hey, Nazi, if you suck my penis for 2, 3 more minutes, I’m gonna have to punch you about the kidneys and temples!

      And what do you know, the Nazi was still sucking after 5 minutes. So you know what had to happen!

  30. state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago

    Now is not the time for recrimination. That can wait until we either head off the disaster, at which point we host a press conference magnanimously patting ourselves on the back, or we fail and it still won’t be time for recrimination.

  31. Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them

    I would gather that punching them is a death sentence and it’s far safer to congenially get on your way the fuck out of there.

    1. IOW we have to punch these fascists now so they can’t become no-shit for real Nazis.

    2. Maybe they all looked like Henry Gibson as the Illinois Nazi in The Blues Brothers.

  32. Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn’t sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump, and a reporter attending a weekend retreat saw little suggestion of changes in policy proposals.

    They’re looking at the big picture.

  33. Grandma denies being dead

    When the granddaughter of Gu?n? ?sgeirsd?ttir, a 94-year-old woman, came to her deathbed after being told her grandma had passed away, she was greeted by the old woman, N?t?minn reports.

    A mistake at the nursing home caused a staff member to notify the relatives of a wrong woman of her death. The two have names that resemble each other. When Gu?n? learned of the reason for the granddaughter’s visit, she flatly denied being dead. Before the misunderstanding was corrected, numerous relatives had been notified and a date set for the funeral, according to DV.

    1. Greatly exaggerated.

    2. The two have names that resemble each other

      One has the complicated diacritic facing one way, the other has the complicated diacritic facing the other way. Happens all the time.

      1. Diacritic is too cool of a word to be wasted talking about the dots and whatever over letters.

    3. The nice thing about Iceland: no transgenders.

        1. She’s a bit off.

      1. I guess they could change their last name too.

      2. No mosquitoes either.

    4. Icelanders, amirite?

  34. The DOJ is withdrawing a motion to try to scale back an order that blocked nationally orders from the Obama administration to accommodate.

    *succumbs to vertigo, falls out of chair*

    1. No! The Defecation Proclamation!

      Just think of the opportunity lost; in 150 yrs. a doubtlessly burgeoning and prosperous transgender community would’ve held the same gratitude and mutual respect for Obama that the black community today holds for Lincoln.

      It’s almost like Brown v. BOE never happened and will never happen for transpeople.

  35. Someday I’ll have to share with y’all the time in college I and several gay and multiracial friends decided to go camping and canoeing one holiday weekend in rural Missouri and ended up essentially surrounded by skinheads (“White Power” tattoos and Nazi salutes and all).

    When you were out camping, was the gayness obvious, or was it mainly the multi-racial angle that caused the problem?

    And… if the gayness was obvious, my followup question is: How fabulous were the canoes?

    1. It was just the multi-racial angle, they were lucky, they ran into Rohmites.

      1. The Brown Bandannas.

        1. Gays and brown people attending college should stay in their safe-spaces.

    2. “How fabulous were the canoes?”

      Well let me tell ya, they sure weren’t pink.

  36. 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate

    I’m wondering if this is just a trick to round up people and put them in Obama’s FEMA camps. Like, maybe it was just another exercise that Trump forgot to call off.

  37. Democratic Party leaders seem to think that they lost because they didn’t sell their platform hard enough and talked too much about Trump, and a reporter attending a weekend retreat saw little suggestion of changes in policy proposals.

    Good to know. So… Clinton harder next time.

    1. Well, apropos of an earlier thread, that just tells me that the Democratic Party leadership is still the Clinton machine. So that settles that debate.

      1. Makes sense. It’s not like they have anything else even remotely palatable to enough of America.

        1. Like a Terminator, Shrillz won’t give up on the Target until the cold light fades from the optical sensors getting crushed under several tons by a hydraulic press.

          And as in Monty Python’s Holy Grail, there will be much rejoicing.

      2. Yep. You would think the ‘prog harder’ crowd would welcome an opportunity to throw Hillary under the bus. Nothing wrong with their policies, Hillary was just a lousy candidate.

  38. Nukes, dams, oxycodone – all our biggest problems these days are man made. Just sayin’.

  39. “On Monday, Mr. Trudeau presented the president with a framed photograph taken in the 1980s, showing Mr. Trump speaking at the head of a table of people including Pierre Elliott Trudeau, a former Liberal prime minister of Canada and the current prime minister’s father.”
    (no link -from NYTIMES this afternoon)

    Apparently he didn’t want to acknowledge the pictures with his mother.

  40. Shut up, Weigel!

    “That’s crazy. How could I be Bob Arctor?”

  41. Something I saw on CNN: Polls which failed to predict Trump’s win show him with low approval ratings.

  42. Trump is destroying faith in a central government while at the same time proving that people are resourceful and resilient and maybe never needed it in the first place. This is a huge gift for libertarians – let’s hope they take it.

  43. I got this in an email for the meetup app. Wtf? What is up with lefties in creating realities that dont exist

    Meetup has always served as an organizing platform for a wide range of political views, welcoming everyone from the Howard Deaniacs to the Tea Party. Meetup will always welcome people with different beliefs.

    But after the recent executive order aimed to block people on the
    basis of nationality and religion, a line was crossed. At a time when core democratic ideals feel under attack, we feel a duty to spark more civic participation.

    Last week, we created 1,000+ #Resist Meetup Groups to act as local hubs for actions on behalf of democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, and sustainability. Already 50,000+ people have joined.

    These #Resist Meetups are open to anyone who want to create a bright future that’s rich with opportunity and freedom for all.

    Meetup exists to connect people so they create opportunity and make the world they want. We hope members take these Meetups forward to be powerful together.

    1. Progressivism and opportunity/freedom don’t go together.

    2. Nothing a little breakdancing spin couldn’t fix.

    3. I’ve been focused on skiing and haven’t really followed the news since the Berkeley shitshow. What is being resisted here?

      1. I have no idea. they never really say

      2. What is being resisted here?

        Rational thinking.

      3. Individual rights, the rule of law, voluntaryism, and Western civilization in general.

  44. *Reads alt-text*

    I guess Shackford.

    *Checks author*

    Yep. As expected.

    1. You speaketh the words of the demons. Get thee behind me!

      1. Shut up, Satan.

  45. Dear Sky Daddy – please protect us from the forthcoming flood. You promised you would!

    1. If by skydaddy, you mean the State of California, we’re on the same page.

      1. Cool. And next time put the Bailey in charge.

  46. Oroville dam: proof of climate change.

    1. I bet you anything P Brooks nailed it above. The were told the damn couldn’t take a big flood and said “but climate change means it will never flood again”.

      1. I’ve met plenty of people from different stripes of Leftism but for some reason, California Leftist’s takes the cake. I have a friend who grew up in the Bay Area who has a Ph.D in Chemistry and is incredibly smart, but when it comes to politics, she turns off all logic.

  47. “The Department of Justice appears to be stepping back from President Barack Obama’s push to force transgender accommodation in school facilities. The DOJ is withdrawing a motion to try to scale back an order that blocked nationally orders from the Obama administration to accommodate. That’s, like, a triple negative there. To explain: A federal judge previously put an injunction blocking the administration from enforcing an order that public schools accommodate transgender students in facilities. The previous Obama administration was attempting to request that the block only apply to the states legally resisting the order. The new administration is withdrawing that request.”

    Bottom line: If you were born with a dick, the feds won’t give you the “right” to use the ladies’ room. But stay tuned because the courts have yet to give their final decision.

    1. It’s a core human right to be able to use whatever shitter in the country that you want.

      1. That’s good, because I have a feeling that if the Trump administration backs away from that perversion of Title IX, the writers at Reason will need as many available bathrooms as possible.

        Prediction: two weeks of pants-shitting

  48. state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

    Trust us.

    1. “We didn’t get any dam warnings!”

  49. Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria

    A Hitler lookalike has been arrested in Austria on charges of glorifying the Nazi era, local officials say.
    The 25-year-old man reportedly calls himself Harald Hitler.
    The man, sporting a side parting and a trademark moustache, had been seen having his photograph taken outside the house in Braunau am Inn in which Adolf Hitler was born.

    You know who else had lookalikes?

    1. Is there tougher job out there than “Austrian Hitler impersonator”?

      1. Al-Qadia’s #2?

      2. Al-Qadia’s #2?

      3. Al-Qadia’s #2?

      4. Al-Qadia’s #2?

      5. Al-Qadia’s #2?

        1. That wasn’t a squirrel incident; the first three were just rapidly struck by American drones!

    2. “He was charged with looking like a notorious person.”

      I mean, the Mona Lisa?

  50. State officials: We don’t need no dam warnings.

  51. Rest assured that when you’re around actual Nazis in the wild, there’s no discussion about whether you should punch them.

    Quite frankly, watching donny beat nazis to death is the closest we ever get to going to the movies.

    1. Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism, Gil, at least it’s an ethos.

      1. You need to remember that Donny was the one that died of a heart attack and fought nobody.

  52. DAJJAL IS RULAR OV TEH INTERWEBZ

  53. As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded by the failure of Oroville Dam, state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.

    CA DWS officials were relying on the scientific consensus regarding the consequences of anthropogenic climate change. See, for example, this paper from the National Academy of Sciences.

    Why waste money on maintaining emergency overflow systems for a reservoir? The State of California needed that money for choo-choo trains, alternative energy, and transgender restrooms, Something like 97% of all climate scientists agreed that California is in a permanent drought, so there was very little risk in neglecting maintenance on systems that were rendered unnecessary by climate change.

  54. I still can’t believe that Keith Ellison is the front runner for the DNC Chair position.

    Because having a black progressive Muslim lecturing whites on how racially insensitive they are and asking them to give up more of their money for social progress will win them elections. And the tragic part about all of this is despite the GOP being given a gift in the form of the DNC’s incompetence, they are going to find someway to screw all of this up.

    1. Another huge gift for the libertarians. Let’s hope they take it and don’t find some way to screw it up.

      1. Bob Barr for Libertarian nominee!

    2. Republicans play down to their opponents abilities so as not to appear to be beating up on some helpless retards.

    3. Many Democrats think they lost because they didn’t get the Bernie bros because they elected a moderate white woman instead of a non-white radical. (Never mind Bernie is about as white as you can get)

      Also helps to energize the base because they love Islam and hate Christians and Jews (practicing Jews anyway, the semi-atheist ones they love)

    4. Plus, Keith Ellison has been endorsed by…David Duke!

      David Duke? @DrDavidDuke

      Keith Ellison, Sally Boynton Brown or Jehmu Greene would all be excellent choices – I really like Keith though… I mean, at least he knows.
      Embedded
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      Running for DNC Chair.
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  55. Trump was so worried about ‘protecting’ us from a terrorist attack that he didn’t realize the country was falling apart. Fortunately he hasn’t squandered a lot of money on the wall yet.

  56. http://pjmedia.com/trending/20…..les-minds/

    Apple’s Tim Cook says fake news is “killing people’s minds”. Anything to avoid talking about the fact that he is running a once great company into the ground I guess.

    1. My new iPhone 7 is a piece of shit. It constantly freezes on me or turns off automatically. If he actually stopped talking politics and focused his energy on making a good product, a lot less people would be dissatisfied with his company’s products.

    2. he is running a once great company into the ground

      You were a big fan when they had the Lisa? or the iCube?

      1. When I bought the MacBook in 2004, my computer science friends ripped on me mercilessly.

        1. I got a 13″macbook in 2006. It was a freebee from work @ a consulting firm. I liked some things about it, but it very quickly started to melt itself because – from what i learned from talking to tech support – Adobe Flash made its CPU overheat, and its shitty self-ventilating was just no good. by 2009-10 i was no longer really using it, but it was retarded; if you tried watching youtube videos, it would overheat and shut itself down. that’s pretty piss-poor engineering for what was an over-priced laptop.

      2. Apple III forever, man.

    3. Cook called on information companies to create messaging campaigns to counter fake news. He also said governments need to take the lead with their own campaigns.

      I… just. wow.

      No matter how much you hate Trump, statements like this have *got* to convince you that him or some equally detached moonbat were at *least* 1:45. Probably closer to 1:15, maybe even 1:5.

      1. Me, I’d like for Tim Cook to notice that for the next four years any US government anti-fake-news campaign would be run by a Trump appointee.

        1. Hey Tim, remember when the FBI tried to make you crack your own security? Just askin’.

    4. It needs a “technical solution.” I’m guessing g that would be a dongle of some sort?

  57. These #Resist Meetups are open to anyone who want to create a bright future that’s rich with opportunity and freedom for all.

    Bring lots of business cards.

  58. Old canadarch0-frankentrumpkencucks never die, they just fade away.

  59. http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/i…..servative/

    Gay man in New York makes the mistake of coming out as a Republican. His tolerant gay friends show him what leftist tolerance really means.

    1. “And I hope that New Yorkers can be as open-minded and accepting of my new status as a conservative man as they’ve been about my sexual orientation.”

      I bet he hopes he gets Chippendale dancers delivered free to his home, too.

    2. Dad is so proud of his son for putting a gay twist on his race-manic manifesto fantasy. I’m shveltzing.

    3. I’ve said this many times on this board but some of the most racist shit that I’ve ever had said to me were by liberals.

      The moment they find out that I am a libertarian Republican, is the moment they stop seeing me as an individual who is a black man. Instead they see at best a misguided black person and at worst an Uncle Tom.

      1. Look at the nasty horrible shit they say about Clearance Thomas or Condi Rice. And they don’t just say it, they enjoy saying it. Its like they have all this racist energy pent up inside them waiting for the proper chance to let it out.

        1. Rugers for the gays and starpoints for the blacks. You with us, John?

        2. Whether you agree with Thomas or Rice, these two lived remarkable lives and are some incredibly intelligent individuals. To see them denigrated by the Left shows their intellectual and philosophical decadence.

          1. “denigrated”

            Doesn’t that mean “blackened?”

            Racist!

          2. Similarly Sara Palin. You’d think feminists would line up to congratulate her on what she’s accomplished in her career. To the left media, she’s a bimbo. It started off as a joke that came to be passed as reality that she’s some ditz who lucked into everything.

            What a way for the tolerant left to attack a person they disagree with.

      2. But that means they never really saw you as a individual in the first place. You were just part of the diverse progressive collective until they found out you weren’t.

        1. Exactly. I remember having Ayn Rand’s quote, “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities,” as a status on Facebook and a Progressive friend of mine went nuts.

          He basically said that if the majority feels as though an individual does something they don’t like or agree with, then the majority is allowed to force their will on the individual. I kid you the fuck not. Oh and that the majority is always right.

          The ironic part is that he is this guy who always constantly talks about racism from whites against blacks. So I asked him, “If you believe that the majority is always right, then slavery must have been okay because the majority of whites had no problem with black folks being enslaved.”

          He fuckin’ lost his shit. It was great witnessing him dealing his cognitive dissonance.

          1. They might be a lost cause. I am these days a little more concerned with “libertarians” (or self-described small-government conservatives, or whatever) who treat Federalism/decentralization like anything more than a possible practical good, as something with inherent worth. I always tell them, yeah, I believe in local, decentralized government. In fact, I’m way more extreme than you! I believe in devolving power to the ultimate local authority, the individual citizen! Any lesser devolution is only to be measured by how much it furthers that goal, period.

      3. Damn. Yea it is all projection on their part.

        Part of me wonders if they only “care” for black people as long as they vote democrat and can give liberal an ego boost

        1. They don’t give a shit about black folks. Just ask them about their opinion on school choice. Despite the black community overwhelmingly endorsing school choice, they do whatever they can to prevent choice from happening. Their reasoning is that the parent’s aren’t mentally or intellectually equipped to choose a school for their children.

          1. Yea this was always bizzare to me and you bring up a point i had thought of.

            When they say white privilege…what i have noticed it means is really white power and used to justify being paternalistic towards black people

          2. Their reasoning is that the parent’s aren’t mentally or intellectually equipped to choose a school for their children.

            This is the nub of most of the prog positions. You aren’t smart enough to figure out for yourself what to do, so the gubbamint will just have to do it for you. (see Obamacare, Soc Security, etc) Blacks are of course a special case because of the history of slavery, Jim Crow, etc. so the progs really bend over backward to ‘help,’ but rarely see if the help is really helping. As long as they feel good about it they are satisfied.

      4. And the funny thing is, he’s not even black!

    4. a 33-year-old journalist who lives in Williamsburg

      no sympathy

  60. I have lived in Missouri for far too long in the St. Louis area and I have literally never seen a skinhead.

    Dumbass rednecks, sure. But skinheads? No.

    Hell, shopping on Manchester road, you are likely to see half a dozen women in full bhurkas.

    1. My guess is Scott is talking out of his ass. He probably saw some guy with a Confederate flag and a gun rack on his pickup.

    2. I don’t know about the Current River or wherever Scott was, but I’ve seen real, pale, shaved head, giant swastika tattoo on the chest, goofballs at the waterpark in Grafton just north of St. Louis. They’re rare, but not like unicorn rare.

    3. I lived in Northern Arkansas (very close to Missouri), and I’ve seen a few actual real anti-Semite racist types. They were called The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord. They used to steal some of our cattle. Eventually the National Guard ended up breaking them up (in late 1984 or early 1985, during my freshman year in college). My parents and sister had a few harrowing stories of civil liberty abuses by the military during those couple of weeks.

      1. Hey–there were skinheads in a different state three decades ago–so there.

  61. he is running a once great company into the ground

    Listen. If that monumentally incompetent buffoon Sculley couldn’t kill Apple, it can’t be killed. It’s invincible.

    Thus sayeth the guy who thought Apple was egregiously overvalued at 14.

  62. Wait a second…

    The Government Has a $100m Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong? And it involves the *postal service*?

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government’s $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug use.

    The lawsuit was filed by Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis. The federal government joined in 2013 after Armstrong publicly admitted he cheated to win the Tour de France seven times from 1999-2005. Armstrong was stripped of those titles and banned from competition…

    Landis, himself a former doping cheat who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title, sued Armstrong under the federal False Claims Act, alleging Armstrong and his team committed fraud against the government when they cheated while riding under the Postal Service banner….

    The law allows Landis and the government to sue to get that money back and for “treble” damages, or triple the amount, and Armstrong could be forced to pay all of it. Landis stands to receive up to 25 percent of any damages awarded. ….Armstrong’s lawyers have introduced internal studies for the agency that calculated benefits in media exposure topping $100 million.

  63. I saw on the news that some KKK recruitment literature was found on lawns in some NJ town. Of course, police were called, they are “investigating” and want anyone else who gets this shit to contact them. So, question, is upsetting literature now supposed to be reported to the cops in New Jersey? If I get some crap from Christie or Booker, am I allowed to make a big stink about it with the cops? Doesn’t the Klan have 1st amendment rights in NJ?

    1. There was a bit of NPR I caught yesterday where an ACLU representative gave a full throated defense of freedom of speech citing Illinois Nazis while her interviewer gave mealy-mouthed quibbles about hate speech. I’m completely fucking perplexed this is even a question. When acquaintances state “the first amendment only applies to governments” I am quickly reminded many people do not give a damn about liberty.

      1. Illinois Nazis

        +1 mission from God

      2. They always give that quote when they’re busy silencing people, either through heckler’s veto or social media piling on, etc. “First Amendment only keeps the government from restricting speech, individuals can silence whoever they want! If you say something ‘bad’ then me and all my prog friends are going to harass you until you do a proper mea culpa or flee the internet.”

      3. But it’s true. The 1A only applies to the government. It most certainly does not apply to private parties, and thank god for that. As it is, it, like virtually all of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, limits the powers of the government. It protects negative liberties; it does not grant positive liberties. Can you imagine a world where the Constitution imposed on the government a positive obligation to ensure that everyone’s speech was adequately heard by whatever concerned parties were determined to be relevant? Remember assemblies in high school? Imagine those in your neighborhood, enforced by police.

        1. Actually no, to some extent, the government is supposed to guarantee the right of free speech for the people. They’re not supposed to force an audience for the speech, nothing like that. But if someone advertised they have a meeting or forum to discuss an issue, be it as petty and local as discussing ways to alleviate traffic around school zones, or something more formal, like a meeting of a local NAACP chapter, they need to be allowed to have that meeting.

          If rioters or dissidents want to shut down the venue, the law must support it. Either they’ll take their own measures to remove the toxic element or they’ll call in law enforcement to perform the same task.

  64. So I learned SS was in an intolerant gang that used to like to go beat up bald men in the woods.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7vqm…..I-gang.png

    1. Cue Larry Fishburne shielding himself with a boombox.

      1. I think that was the best Charles Bronson film ever made. I’m talking about that YouTube video, not the movie.

    2. go beat up bald men in the woods.

      god, these euphemisms.

  65. “The emergency spillway at Oroville Dam was activated Saturday for the first time ever in the dam’s 48-year history after the dam reached above its capacity following a deluge of rain in the Northern California region.”
    Hell of a time to test it!

  66. Guys, please list your grievances against lefties here. I’m taking up a collection so we can put it under our pillow at night and sleep on it and wake up in the morning and re-read it to check they are all still there. OK who’s first:

  67. California – Let’s have the worst roads in the nation, and inadequate infrastructure, but lets have Choo Choo Trains and 100k pensions.

    Then when shit happens (either we don’t have enough water because we can’t capture enough of it, or we have two much and can’t store it), blame REPUBLICANS. And Prop 13.

    Yup, Democrats controlling virtually everything in the state doesn’t matter when there is one republican somewhere. Like how Madurno blames ‘Capitalists’ for all of his easily foreseen failures.

  68. My dad f*cks me

  69. “As more than 180,000 Californians are ordered to evacuate an area that could be flooded by the failure of Oroville Dam, state officials are denying reports that they ignored safety warnings about the dam more than a decade ago.”

    I was in Chico, CA (just north of the Oroville area) this morning. Driving home I was listening to the radio and was heartened to hear about all the groups and places that are offering assistance and/or temporary shelter and not just for people. There is a casino near Corning, CA that has an equestrian center and said that it can accept up to 300 horses and other large livestock. It is also has space for several hundred RVs in their parking lots. Many churches and Sikh temples in the area from Chico down to Sacramento have opened their doors; some providing food and also allowing people to bring small animals.

    1. How is the government going to benefit from this?

    2. this is why i love the US and religious freedom for people to do these things. Lets hope government continues to fuck off and not regulate charity and aid.

      fuckers and making boaters need a fucking permit!

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