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  1. A former Pennsylvania state senator compared Uber to slave owners in a Philadelphia radio interview.

    Former? Get that person back in office!

    1. Hello.

      “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt tells CNBC he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

      MOST UNQUALIFIED GOVERNMENT EVER!

  2. The Republican “repeal and replace Obamacare” bill passed in the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee today.

    “Here, you people kill it.”

  3. President Trump might have run as a sorta, kinda non-interventionist, but Marines are now on the ground in Syria to fight ISIS.

    As I recall, he also ran on wiping out ISIS. You don’t get to choose the Trump you go to war with.

    1. I thought he was gonna bomb the shit outta em!

      1. And take their oil.

      2. Yes, with howitzers apparently.

  4. “A Rhode Island state legislator says many of her colleagues in the state house are drunk all the time while working on legislation.”

    Oh dear. But is the sex still consensual?

    1. I’ve been assuming some sort of altered[booze, dope, power] consciousness among legislators for many years.

      1. And its the least bad, well, not the worst of the three. Libertarian moment!

  5. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt tells CNBC he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

    I expect the death threats will be immediate. And that’s just from his employees.

  6. A former Pennsylvania state senator compared Uber to slave owners in a Philadelphia radio interview.

    “And slave owners are, of course, exactly the same as people who want to deport illegal immigrants” – Shikha Dalmia

    1. “LEAVE SHIKHA ALONE. Be a grown up and don’t comment on articles you disagree with.”- Paraphrased Sparky

      1. Oh ho! Nice try, dipshit.

    2. Reason should have had Shikha write that article “Where Have All The Defenders of Free Speech Gone”.

      The irony

    3. A former Pennsylvania state senator compared Uber to slave owners in a Philadelphia radio interview.

      “And slave owners are, of course, exactly the same as people who want to deport illegal immigrants” – Shikha Dalmia

      I’m sure Uber would be glad to be paid too drive the illegal immigrants to the border. So they are both right.

  7. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt tells CNBC he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

    So Pruitt is not retarded. That is good to know.

  8. A Rhode Island state legislator says many of her colleagues in the state house are drunk all the time while working on legislation.

    This is the least surprising news to come out of Rhode Island in a long, long time.

    1. It is also the only news to come out of RI in a long, long time.

  9. http://religionnews.com/2017/0…..-in-italy/

    Claims of sex orgies, prostitution and porn videos shake Catholic Church in Italy. Maybe Eddie is smarter than you guys think.

    1. Naah.

    2. The only news there is that the Vatican finally got a DVD player.

      1. And a handicam.

    3. I didn’t know there were any Borgias left. I’m glad the current bunch is maintaining a great tradition, but I’d like to see some more sculptures and paintinings of Renaissance quality.

  10. The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to the NYPD.

    You know who else threatened Jewish children?

    1. The real question is ‘who hasn’t threatened the Jews’?

    2. Jewish Mothers?

    3. Schmuel the Bully?

    4. A lunatic former reporter for the Intercept?

    5. The mohel?

  11. A Rhode Island state legislator says many of her colleagues in the state house are drunk all the time while working on legislation.

    I wouldn’t mind if it was instead of rather than while.

    1. That would totally be the safe choice.

  12. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt tells CNBC he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

    I can’t wait for the proggie meltdown over this. Though it will likely be just an extension of the everlasting meltdown they’ve been having since 11-8-16.

    1. They’re probably exhausted, poor dears.

      1. “Oh fuck, now we’re back on to climate change? We just got some heat on health care, and we’ve barely touched the new immigration EO.”

        *goes digging in closet for signs*

  13. The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to the NYPD.

    Whats the over/under on these being false-flags by regressive lefties?

    1. 50 50, but the other 50 is that it is Muslims.

    2. At this point I think it’s pure 4 chan style trolls. No anti-Jewish animus, just assholes

  14. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..ldorf.html

    Axe Wielding man attacks people in German train station. Living under the threat of being attacked by a religious lunatic is just the price we all must pay so that Muslims may roam free!!

    1. They should have known better than to let wildlings through the Wall.

      1. Reason used to be really interested in the migrant story. They don’t seem to be now. Funny that.

      2. Wait, I thought Germans were the original wildlIngs.

        1. Time is a flat circle.

          1. Please get out of my light cone.

          2. You have forgotten the face of your father.

    2. What’s with all the doctors and engineers attacking people lately? Sheesh.

      1. Engineers are the professions most likely to turn to terrorism.

    3. They sure have some photogenic police in Dusseldorf.

      1. Damn. I’m pretty sure i saw those guys open for the Arcade Fire a couple years ago.

      2. Guy on the right looks like an Aryan Cyril Figgis.

      3. Ha I was just about to post the same thing.

        Example

    4. Tie a noose and make it tight;
      A feast for crow come tonight!

  15. A former Pennsylvania state senator compared Uber to slave owners in a Philadelphia radio interview.

    Trump is literally figuratively Hitler. Uber is literally figuratively a slave owner. Seems legit.

  16. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs…..movie.html

    Kristin Stewert shows the world her nearly non-existent breasts.

    1. One of those actresses whose popularity I will never understand.

      1. Me either. She doesn’t have the good of a body and she always looks like she is stoned.

        1. Way too skinny, huh John.

          1. If little boys are your thing, well just be careful out there.

        2. For some of us stoner girlfriends are the elusive white whales of the sea. Don’t get me wrong, I am especially attracted to virtuous and intelligent women — there is nothing sexier than courage and beauty; but just once it’d be nice to be with someone who could share some of my vices.

          1. Just because a woman is a stoner, doesn’t mean she has to look like it all of the time. Contrast her with the snowboard chicks on the Olympic team. A lot of them are adorable. And they are all massive stoners. But they don’t look like the way Stewart does. Her eyes always look dead. She looks like a zombie.

            1. Amen to that, yeah Kristen Stewart doesn’t even crack the top25 of my celebrity crushes.

              1. Here you go, Karly Shorr

                http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/karly-shorr

                It is my understanding that everyone involved in high level snowboarding is a big stoner. She is damn cute and likely a very big stoner.

                1. An Olympian? Mutt’s like me shouldn’t be dreaming of thoroughbreds.

                2. Not enough bikinis in snowboarding. I’m changing the channel to volleyball.

                  1. Misty May and Keri Walsh — America, Fuck Yeah x1000000!

                    1. Mind off the Olympians, mutt. They’re for me.

          2. Huh? Really? It’s not hard to find stoner girls. The last girlfriend I had that didn’t smoke weed I dumped in high school.

        3. Kristen looks good in the black pantyhose shot. I posted it here last week.

          She’s very fine looking on the random chick scale but nothing special in the world of starlets and models

      2. This guy didn’t read Twilight.

      3. Someone has to play the clinically depressed in movies.

    2. >>Kristen Stewart, 26, can be seen stripping off to bare her cleavage

      Cleavage?? That chick couldn’t give herself cleavage if she squeezed with a hydraulic press.

    3. I love one of the captions.

      Going bare: The actress can be seen sporting a deadpan expression as she looks into the distance, while a male hand leans in to touch her assets

      So, nothing out of the ordinary then.

    4. We see who wears the bra in that family.

    5. Apparently I missed the Reason.com chapter of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee’s annual meeting.

  17. President Trump might have run as a sorta, kinda non-interventionist, but Marines are now on the ground in Syria to fight ISIS.

    Now we wait for whom the bell tolls.

    1. I bet our boys are overjoyed at the prospect of playing babysitter for the various groups, John McCain friends over there who basically want to kill each other as badly as they do ISIS.

  18. A Rhode Island state legislator says many of her colleagues in the state house are drunk all the time while working on legislation.

    That explains a lot. “We have to pass the bill to find out whats in it…because we were blacked out while writing it.”

    1. Yes it does. Someone should turn them on to Amazon. Then maybe they will drunk spend their own money and leave the citizens alone.

  19. If carbon dioxide is a factor in global warming, then we have to address that issue. NOT that we have to capitulate to the progressives, NOT that we have to double the size of government and eliminate all property rights. But we do have to address it.

    There is NOTHING in the Non-Aggression Principle that mentions carbon dioxide. I dare you to find it. conspiracy thinking and hiding under the rug is NOT libertarianism. Standing up for property rights is. And there appears to be a massively huge negative externality taking a massive dump on everyone’s property. The least we can do is not pretend it’s a fairy tale.

    1. If carbon dioxide is a factor in global warming,

      Get back to me when you can prove that with some certainty. Then when you have done that, prove to me that warming is harmful. Until then, we have no obligation to act on speculation.

      1. Where are all the hurricanes?

      2. Get back to me when you can prove that my twenty year old smoke spewing Volvo is decreasing the air quality of your air. Then when you have done that, prove to me that poor air quality is harmful. Until then I have no obligation to fix the gaskets on my Volvo.

        This is a pollution problem, and libertarians have policy prescriptions for pollution problems. NOT among the prescription is pretending that it’s not really a problem.

        1. Nuke China.

          It’s the only way to be sure.

          We have met the Kyoto limits and the world is still doomed.

        2. Fucking LOL at the argument that something we breathe out naturally every day is pollutant, and an even bigger LOL at your comparison of carbon dioxide to a shitty-ass Volvo.

    2. Your breathing imposes an externality upon me, it’s minuscule but it’s there. Not every externality warrants intercession and redress because that would be out of proportion to the effect of the externality. What does Wang Fu Chow, Bejing resident, owe me for the emissions of his moped? I’m sure a few of the molecules have found their way into my lungs once or twice.

      Externalities that are diffuse and the benefit is basically universal, are not valid examples of an unjust externality that ought to be redressed.

      I’m not cheering for carbon, but if you want to tackle CO2, coming at it from the “externalities” angle, like someone is dumping waste in your yard is not the way to argue it.

      1. The problem for these folks like brandy is they never say how or what results would be of whatever their proposals are.

        Say a carbon tax…ok cool but how does that abate problem and accurately capture the externalities

        1. He even gives a nod towards property rights but also says that “we have to address that issue”, which tells me that he favors violating property rights. Of course he probably views taxation as copacetic with property rights.

          1. Yea or he or she is just being a soap box blowhard

          2. I mean “we” as in “the generalized libertarian community”. My property rights are already being violated. The political choices the media gives us are: Try to accelerate the violation (the Left); and pretend nothing is getting violated (the Right). I would rather try to eliminate the violation by moving towards free markets.

            Some policies that might orbit somewhere in the vicinity of libertarianism:

            * The government should stop subsidizing oil

            * The government should stop subsidizing ALL energy production and distribution

            * The government should privatize the production and distribution of energy

            * The government should stop actively hindering nuclear power

            1. Please provide a cost benefit analysis of your preferred remedy.

      2. The Left has a proposal to address it called “more gub’ment”.

        The Right has a proposal to address it called “pretend it doesn’t exist”.

        Libertarians should be better than that. There are free market solutions, we cannot move towards them as long as libertarians insist on adopting the Right’s knee jerk strategy of sticking their head under the rug.

    3. “We’? The vacuity of the political ‘we’ is perfect beyond nature’s tolerance.

      If carbon dioxide is a factor in global warming, and global warming turns out to be a bad thing instead of a good thing, then economics will take care of it. If it’s allowed to.
      But slavers will never overlook an opportunity to define, and proceed to lead, a ‘we’.

    4. Many of us are legit not convinced that CO2 is the major cause of warming, and/or that what warming it causes is catastrophic.

    5. Why is global warming bad? Why do you assuming doing something would actually accomplish anything?

      Seems a bit arrogant to think the climate can be controlled

      Does anyone think co2 would be curtailed in any meaningful way? I do not as there is no plan. What does brandy propose?

    6. What is the massive externalities taking a dump on everyone’s property? I missed them apparently

      What is your solution here? How do you propose abating this while maintaining the energy to meet current demand?

    7. If carbon dioxide is a factor in global warming, then we have to address that issue.

      It’s a greenhouse gas and if there were none of it in the atmosphere the Earth would be colder, so obviously it’s a factor in global warming. But it’s not an “issue” that we have to “address.” It’s just a fact of life, so live with it.

  20. Marines are now on the ground in Syria to fight ISIS.

    Boots on the ground
    Boots on the ground
    Lookin’ like a fool
    With those boots on the ground ??

    1. The ultimate act of state power. He was going to do it sooner or later.

      Still hoping he’s less of a warmonger than Hill would have been.

  21. The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated due to a bomb threat, according to the NYPD.

    *Half-Vice’s eyes roll over white, a hand reaches for the sword hilt on his hip, the sound of blood pumping echoes in his ears and in this moment he would spill the blood of evil men without thought nor mercy nor discretion*

  22. Alt text:
    Here we go again
    Same old shit again

  23. A former Pennsylvania state senator compared Uber to slave owners in a Philadelphia radio interview.

    The fuck? Isn’t Uber an occupation where you get to choose when and for how long you want to work? With no oversight to how little or how often you work?

    Yes this is textbook slavery on Bizarro World.

    1. It’s like textbook Marxist emancipation, with the workers owning their capital and working when they please, and Marxists can’t fucking stand it.

    2. if a pool ride comes up on your app, you’re not allowed to deny that. If you deny it, Uber will shut down your app.”

      Which is exactly like what happened to slaves who refused to work.

      1. Yeah. I read that they were invited to seek employment elsewhere.

    3. This is Milton Street, brother of former Philly mayor John Street.

      When Milton was under investigation for his business contracts with the city, he spoke on camera, while smiling and laughing, “I’m a great business man, but a lousy accountant.”

      Not bizarro world, just another day in Philly-style political corruption.

  24. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..butor.html

    Another Foxnews babe cashes in. These people are depraved. And looking at the creepy little weasel who allegedly demanded sex from her, I can’t help but wonder why she didn’t just kick his ass.

    1. Since when is “Bag your face” a sex act?

      1. She is a bit of a butter face. But my God that rack. I think who would ever get to the face is a fair question to ask with her.

    2. God it’s like the horror remake of Wolf of Wall Street

    3. Roger Ailes might be the least effective rapist in history. If I’m not mistaken, he was spurned and turned away by every one of his victims.

      1. Yeah, considering your point, I believe he should be labeled a “rapist,” not a rapist.

        It’s amazing in one sense ? when you’ve got the kind of money and power he had, getting beautiful and ambitious women to service you hasn’t been a problem for a lot of other men who were every bit as homely as he is. His ability to lever his power, fame and treasure borders on utter incompetence.

  25. Marines are now on the ground in Syria to fight ISIS

    At least Congress declared war on ISIS first to make sure it was all legal.

    1. Since when has Congress cared about the legality of these actions?

  26. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt tells CNBC he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

    That’s not quite what he said. He said:

    “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

    He said that human activity is not a primary contributor to the global warming “that we see.”

    What’s not true, or at least can’t be said truthfully without caveats is the statement on the EPA website:

    “Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change.”

    You don’t know that. In fact, it’s unlikely due to the fact that CO2 is such a weak greenhouse gas.

    1. And a trace gas at that.

      1. I don’t think that’s terribly relevant. Trace amounts of things can have profound effects in lots of situations.

        1. So can not-so-trace amounts of things.

          Like water vapour. Which we still aren’t modeling particularly well.

  27. I just want to throw this out there for everyone.

    Marines want to Deploy…they fight for deployments and they are safer on deployments…its a sad pathetic fact unless the atmosphere and culture changes. Being in the rear is worse over all vs being on a deployment because life is boring and nothing but fuck fuck games.
    ________________________
    More Marines commit suicide in the rear because it is so shitty

    More Marines die in car crashes than on deployments

    More Marines die from stupid decisions than on a deployment. Racing, drinking, jumping, fights, and other ass jackery.

    More marines die on the job (most certain thats true its been 8 years since i have seen the graphs but thats what i recall) than on a deployment.

    The list goes on. The stats are crazy. They had them posted all over Camp Lejeune because its pathetic how many Marines die due to suicide/car crashes/work place ass fuckery vs a deployment. It has been that way since 2008 IIRC if not even earlier and deployments were becoming rare even for my unit which was whored out like crazy. Deployments were on the down turn around 2008 and died off 2009-2012 when I retired.

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