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  • The Gong Show

    At least 4 people are dead and 20 injured in London after an attacker used a car to run people over and then stabbed several others, including a police officer.

  • House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said federal authorities had collected via surveillance private information from and about the Trump transition team "incidentally."
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced U.S. troops would remain in Iraq after the defeat of ISIS in order to prevent a resurgence.
  • President Trump signed the first authorization bill for NASA since 2010; it includes a long-term goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030.
  • On the third day of the Neil Gorsuch hearings, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he's open to voting in favor of the Supreme Court nominee.
  • Pepsi is withdrawing two-liter bottles and six-packs from Philadelphia in the wake of that city's soda tax.
  • Gong Show host Chuck Barris died aged 87.

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  1. Gong Show host Chuck Barris died aged 87.

    So Chuck Berry the other day was a typo?

    1. Hello.

      The sanctity of for the children is preserved. Bum taps all around Philly.

    2. If they come in threes I’d hate to be named Charles Barrett now.

  2. First Chuck Berry, now Chuck Barris.

    1. “It always happens in threes” – Chuck Norris

      1. Chuck Norris doesn’t fear death. Death fears him.

    2. Am I the only one who didn’t think Chuck Barris was alive long before today?

      I assumed he’d passed years ago.

      1. Color me shocked too.

  3. At least 4 people are dead and 20 injured in London after an attacker used a car to run people over and then stabbed several others, including a police officer.

    Trump’s going to have to lend May the name of his wall contractor.

    1. Nah, it’s right about now that Britain is seriously questioning #Brexit.

      1. Scotland certainly is.

        1. Scotland always did. Didn’t they vote to stay in?

  4. More proof that Trump is actually Hitler, somehow he has forced a Jewish man to paint three swastikas on his own home.

    “”””””Jewish man arrested after spray painting swastikas on his own home in Upstate NY”””

    http://www.syracuse.com/state/…..river_home

    1. facing a charge of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree

      Sweet fucking fuck the cop talk is getting stupider.

    2. Life imitates The League, apparently.

    3. Soon to be denounced by the Anne Frank Museum.

  5. Pepsi is withdrawing two-liter bottles and six-packs from Philadelphia in the wake of that city’s soda tax.

    This move should lead to greater consumption of a local product, WOLF Cola.

    “WOLF Cola: The Right Cola For Closure”

    1. “Crow population plummets as popularity of Fight Milk increases in Philly”

      And something about predictable consequences never being unintended.

      1. Pfft. They can’t call it Fight Milk. That might cause consumer confusion. 😉

    2. Cue VICE news with story about Big Soda coupled with ominous sounding music.

      1. VICE news was great for a week or two when I first learned of it a few years ago, and then I haven’t been back. I recalled the hubris of one of the people who was one of the leaders of that site a while back, said something something something, no one will get their news from anywhere else, we are the best and the future of news… Now I think they are in the midst of layoffs.

        1. Great might have been stretching it. I enjoyed reading the food connoisseur who was perpetually stoned, and that was about it.

          1. Some of their travel to fucked up places videos were pretty interesting. The North Korea one was really something.

            1. Monrovia, Liberia was my favorite.

        2. I suspect it’s not because they suck so much as they became exactly like everyone else. Why would I watch VICE when I already listened to NPR on my commute home?

    3. This could also lead to someone being choked to death on a street corner by the police for selling smuggled “loosey” cans of Pepsi.

      But the real sugar action in Philly is Tastykake.

  6. Muslims inside FBI describe culture of suspicion and fear: ‘It is cancer’

    Muslim special agents and intelligence analysts at the FBI are reporting a climate of fear inside the agency coinciding with the political ascendance of Donald Trump, the Guardian has learned.

    FBI officials from Muslim-majority countries, a minority in a predominantly white bureau, say they are subject to an organizational culture of suspicion and hostility that leadership has done little to reform. At least one decorated intelligence analyst has been fired this year after a long ordeal which began with a routine foreign visit to see his family.

    1. FBI officials from Muslim-majority countries, a minority in a predominantly white bureau

      So, Muslim is a race.

      *rubs out previous check box, inserts new checkbox over previously whited-out box*

      1. You know who else lives in a culture of suspicion and fear?

        Every infidel and kaffir stuck in the predominantly Muslim world.

      2. *3:00 am swoop* Fox News seems to think so. They refer to converts to Christianity, who are no longer Muslims but now Arab Christians, as “Muslims” like 57 times in that article. Thus, Muslims are saving Europe’s churches. That’s an interesting way to put it.

    2. “On 30 January 2016, a plainclothes officer with the Department of Homeland Security approached Barodi in the de Gaulle terminal and asked if he was boarding a specific flight.”
      “Barodi was fired on 1 February 2017 after a year-long investigation that stemmed from what he considered to be a strict adherence to the rules.”

      “In 2012, I was with the bureau for 19 years, and they added me on that list,” Abdel-Hafiz said.
      “said Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, who retired from the FBI in 2015 after 22 years as a special agent. A Muslim, he too was caught in Parm’s dragnets.”

      Not that I don’t doubt this is happening, but their two main anecdotal examples predate Trump and took place entirely under Obama. Yet The Guardian decides to go with that angle anyway.

      Why do these people have to be so fucking blatantly dishonest? They deserve to be trusted as little as Trump.

      1. Yeah, “Career Bureaucrats Instill Climate of Fear in Six Weeks Because Trump”… I guess some federal employees really are efficient.

      2. It’s really getting annoying. I find myself wanting to shout “stop making me defend Trump you stupid assholes!” way too often.

  7. House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said federal authorities had collected via surveillance private information from and about the Trump transition team “incidentally.”

    Ohhhhhhhhh boy.

  8. Chuck Barris died aged 87.

    My condolences to his cousin Marvin.

    1. “Who the fuck is Marvin Hamlisch?”

  9. …it includes a long-term goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030.

    Mars is building a fence and making Trump pay for it.

  10. On the third day of the Neil Gorsuch hearings, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he’s open to voting in favor of the Supreme Court nominee.

    Someone’s about to get a fawning tweet from the president.

    1. They could care less if the politician has an R or a D after their name in WV, as long as they keep the pork rolling in. Every bridge, school, park, or theatre in the State is named after Robert Byrd.

      1. So, a few K’s after the name is also acceptable to them.

  11. Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land

    The Senate voted Tuesday to abolish a rule restricting specific hunting practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska ? including trapping, baiting and aerial shooting ? on the grounds that state officials should be able to set the terms for wildlife conservation on public land within their own borders.

    With Trump’s support, congressional Republicans are working systematically to undo several environmental, labor and financial safeguards the previous administration put in place toward the end of Obama’s term. Under the 1996 law, any rule wiped off the books cannot be reinstated in a “substantially similar” form.

    Although a disproportionate number of the regulations that have come under fire address energy and the environment, the larger debate has focused on whether the federal government has the right to establish sweeping rules Americans must live by or whether power should be devolved to the states.

    1. The Washington Post discovers federalism.

    2. They didn’t work ‘Because Trump” into the article?

  12. England needs to DIVERSITY HARDER.

    And ban knives.

    It is only logical.

    1. Don’t forget cars….he used his auto as a weapon.

      1. “Stop using autos as a weapon.”

        /Pat Benatar

    2. About ten years ago some limey bastards were actually quite serious about that

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4581871.stm

      The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
      The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
      They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

      1. Why does anyone *need* a knife?

      2. as I recall they already have a Knife Czar

  13. Trump’s Team Said It Didn’t Ask For Military Vehicles At Inauguration. Emails Show It Did.

    The month after Donald Trump won the presidential election, his staff asked the Pentagon to send photographs of military tactical vehicles that he could include in his inaugural parade, emails obtained by The Huffington Post show.

    The Presidential Inaugural Committee “is seriously considering adding military vehicles to the Inaugural Parade,” a Pentagon official wrote in an internal email dated Dec. 13, 2016. “The conversation started as ‘Can you send us some pictures of military vehicles we could add to the parade,'” the official wrote.

    Nein nein nein!

    1. Military vehicles should be felt, but not seen. Like a midnight drone strike.

  14. Former ‘she-EO’ accused of groping employees’ breasts:

    THE former chief executive of Thinx, a maker of lingerie for menstruating women, has been slammed with a slew of graphic sex-harassment allegations.
    CEO Miki Agrawal grabbed her employees’ breasts, gabbed profusely about her sex life in the office, got undressed in front of workers and video-dialled them while using the bathroom and lying in bed naked, according to a former employee.

    Sometimes you just need to grap them by the menstruating pussy.

    1. a maker of lingerie for menstruating women

      Right.

      1. “Oh, honey…these dark red panties are lovely!”

  15. How about now?

  16. Did you guys know that moist is the most offensive non-swear word in the English language?

    1. I thought it was “pupa”.

      1. I thought it was niggardly

  17. Seriously, how fucking hard is it to make comments actually work for more than a few weeks at a time?

    1. Quit having Nick Gillespie coding the site with PERLscripts.

      1. Hey now. 😉

    2. And people think the staff is concerned that comment numbers are down.

  18. House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said federal authorities had collected via surveillance private information from and about the Trump transition team “incidentally.”

    Bets on whether that incidental information was “incidentally” given to the Obama administration?

    1. by the Incidentals Officer at GCHQ?

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