GOP Health Care Bill in Limbo, Man Identified in London Attack, KeystoneXL Pipeline May Get Approval Soon: P.M. Links

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    President Donald Trump has failed to get Republicans in the Congressional Freedom Caucus to guarantee support for his preferred replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The vote has been delayed.

  • Israeli police have arrested a suspect they believe is responsible for calling in countless bomb threats to Jewish community centers. The man is a dual American-Israeli citizen and is himself Jewish.
  • British police have identified the man they claim is responsible for killing three in London before getting killed himself by police. His name is Khalid Masood, 52. He was British-born and had a criminal record, but authorities said they had no intelligence that he had been planning a terrorist attack. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) says the Democrats are going to attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.
  • Arkansas has expanded where citizens may carry concealed weapons to places like college campuses and sports arenas.
  • The State Department will reportedly approve the permits needed by Monday to build the KeystoneXL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  1. President Donald Trump has failed-

    GASP!

    1. Or as the Quebecois say: “Gaspe! Come for the scenery, and stay for the….please don’t stay.”

    2. Hello.

  2. The man is a dual American-Israeli citizen and is himself Jewish.

    You know who else was an anti-Semite?

    1. Tony?

    2. Tupla?

      1. The Finnish chocolate bar?

        1. The Finnish Chocolate Bar was my nickname in college.

          1. Huh. Small world.

    3. Most conservatives? (since Arabs are semites)

  3. British police have identified the man they claim is responsible for killing three in London before getting killed himself by police.

    I just hope no private weapons were used for self defense.

  4. His name is Khalid Masood, 52.

    IRA. I knew it.

    1. Sounds more like Baader-Meinhof to me.

      1. Japanese Red Army. I’m pretty sure.

        1. Asian Dawn?

          1. I read about them in Time magazine.

    2. Khalid Masood formerly known as Patty O’Malley.

      1. Khalid Masood was my nickname in college.

        1. Slang for “Sullied My Sword”? That remind me – The Unsullied was Johny Longtorso’s nickname in college.

        2. These coincidences are really starting to spook me.

  5. He was British-born and had a criminal record, but authorities said they had no intelligence that he had been planning a terrorist attack.

    Worst. Surveillance state. Ever.

    1. Worst. Attempt. To flood the comments section. Ever.

      1. I think we both know that’s not true. I’ve done much worse.

      2. Worst. Attempt. At a terrible comment. Ever.

  6. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

    Well, shit, they claimed responsibility when i stubbed my toe the other day.

  7. The State Department will reportedly approve the permits needed by Monday to build the KeystoneXL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Hurry up. Winter sucks. Global warming can’t get here soon enough.

    1. I always thought Winter would be a really cool name for a hot chick.

      1. More like a Bond villainess:

        Winter Sux.

  8. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) says the Democrats are going to attempt to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

    They didn’t get to filibuster anybody, even the crazy public school-hating bear lady. This is their last chance. They’ll need something to fundraise off of, after all.

    1. It’s just such a huge risk. They have zero chance of winning Senate back in 2018. When McConnell goes nuclear, they have to pray that Kennedy, RPG, and Breyer all make it another 4 whole years.

      1. And a huge risk when it doesn’t need to be. Which one is the stupid party and which one is the evil party this week?

      2. Weekend at Bernie’s is due for a sequel. Besides, who could tell if Breyer stopped breathing without some diagnostic equipment? And Ginsburg? Take any old lady, dye the hair brown then slick it back, and thrown on some Dr. Tyrell-esque spectacles. Nobody would look twice.

  9. I guess there won’t be a slow-motion fiery explosion behind them.

    Well, it’s more of an implosion.

    Of ‘Merica.

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  10. Arkansas has expanded where citizens may carry concealed weapons to places like college campuses and sports arenas.

    Arkansas doesn’t even have college campuses or sports arenas!

    1. Oh yeah? Where do they have the state championship tractor pulls?

  11. The State Department will reportedly approve the permits needed by Monday to build the KeystoneXL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

    WE DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE, CANADA!

    1. Your Milkshake was my nickname in college.

      1. Did it bring all the boy to the yard?

      2. Downright effin’ eerie, I tells ya!

  12. authorities said they had no intelligence

    This is generally the case.

  13. India: Police arrest 8 in human bone smuggling ring

    New Delhi (CNN)Police in India have arrested eight suspected bone smugglers in the state of West Bengal after 365 bones were discovered in a village.

    The bones, which were discovered in Burdwan district, are believed to have been taken from decomposing bodies found in the state’s rivers, according to Ajay Sharma, the state’s deputy police chief.

    (And yes, I’m aware that “bone smuggler” was your nickname in college.)

    1. West Bengal State was my college.

    2. Bone Smuggler was my nickname in high school.

    3. (And yes, I’m aware that “bone smuggler” was your nickname in college.)

      I’m no your mom, bro.

      1. I’m not your bro, dude.

  14. …before getting killed himself by police.

    PASSIVE VOICE ALERT.

    1. “Became deceased due to actions initiated by constabulary.”

    1. And yes, Paul Ryan does not believe in tipping.

  15. This place is slowly dying D:

    1. Slowly?

        1. Is?

    1. He died doing what he loved – playing the drums and banging (geriatric) groupies.

    2. At least he didn’t die in a pool of vomit, like some other drummers. Not a bad way to go, though. That’s how I plan on going. The pool is half full already.

    3. Turns out that pain radiating down his arm was more than a feeling.

      1. He’ll finally get to find out if there’s a higher power.

  16. Lena Dunham on How Microblading Saved Her Eyebrows

    I have always equated eyebrows with power?with women who know what they want and get it. Like a good perfume or a giant latte in a pure white cup, a great set of eyebrows is an immediate introduction to a person’s city-wise strength, letting your adversaries know you mean business. Without them, however, you can cut the figure of a nervous bobby-soxer. (There are a few exceptions to this rule, of course, like Tilda Swinton, whose pale eyebrows evoke a conquering alien queen, or Lynn Yaeger, who has created such a thoroughly dramatic fashion persona that eyebrows would almost be too much.) And while I have tried many a purported fix?some tinting, some shaping, mascara wands and pots of goo, and a brief dalliance with RevitaBrow, a product that did provide real growth?it was not enough, never enough.

    1. I’m bookmarking that, I was already nodding off by the third sentence and I think you just cured my insomnia. Thanks.

    2. a giant latte in a pure white cup

      I’ve never understood how some women will kill themselves at the gym and then drink a 2,000 calorie Starbucks drink.

      I’d rather eat bacon.

    3. “I have always equated eyebrows with power”

      What the fuck? Really? What a weird person!

      1. You will never look at your eyebrows the same way again.

  17. John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.

    A generational guitar talent and reliable soft-rock hitmaker with seven Grammys, Mr. Mayer is also a master conversationalist prone to verbal solos, noodling in impressionistic bursts about his nature and career, weaving in therapy-speak, potential stand-up bits and a barrage of mixed metaphors as if he’s writing this story himself. That’s what got him into trouble in the first place.

    Across four hectic days this month, as Mr. Mayer, lucid and optimistic, finished his big-budget new album, “The Search for Everything,” and filmed a music video for what he hopes will be his next hit single, he seemed to especially relish reflecting on his 2010 undoing. Recalling the consequences of those infamous magazine articles ? in which he used the phrase “sexual napalm,” chronicled his onanism in horrific detail, referred to his male anatomy as David Duke and somehow separately used a racial epithet ? Mr. Mayer was vivid and virtuosic in his self-laceration.

    David Duke Dick was my nickname in college.

    1. I saw BB King a few years ago before he died. John Mayer showed up and played with him on a couple of songs. That guy is unbelievable. I had no idea he could play like that. I would say he is one of the three or four greatest guitarists I have ever seen in person. He was Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor level good.

      I can’t believe he wasted his talent playing soft rock. That never made any sense to me.

      1. He is very talented.

        To be clear, I was called David Duke Dick because I am uncircumcised, so it’s like my penis is wearing a large, white hood.

        1. The big white nasty.

      2. I’ve been a Grateful Dead fan for a few decades, and when John stepped in to play lead guitar in 2015 with them I was very skeptical – I never listened to his Top 40 music, but I can say I was aware of who he was. Then I went to go see them in Minneapolis and it was awesome. I saw him with them again last year, and it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to in many years. Got my tickets to see them in Vegas and at Wrigley Field in a few months.

  18. Regarding the number of comments being down:

    1. I think it was partly due to tds around inauguration it was pretty bad but past month has been really really good sans shika and steve. It has been non existent for last month. Also more topics and less trump coverage has been good

    2. The main i think is the comment system. On chrome I frequently run into it never taking and going blank over and over. Even happens on phone. It is really hard to post at times

    1. A lot of people got tired of it. This has become a bit of a spiral. As good commenters have left and been replaced by trolls or militant half-wits, the remaining commenters see no reason to stay. The ability to have a serious conversation about anything becomes more and more limited as the number of thoughtful comenters goes down.

      It’s like today. The thread on Slade’s article on the gay wedding cake thing wasn’t bad. But the thread on the death and disparate of poor whites was a mess. Why because militant half wits like Sparky and Mexican showed up. And you can’t have a serious conversation with those people because they are too stupid to understand any point they don’t agree with. It is one thing to disagree. It is another to just not understand the opposing point of view. And that is what they do. Mexican and Hazel Meade destroy any thread they inhabit. They can’t be reasoned with and refuse to even understand any contrary point.

      I disagreed with posters like Fluffy or Episiarch or Sloopy or Sarcasmic or Sugar Free before the TDS took him, but they often made pretty interesting points. And a few times changed my mind. I have stolen any number of thoughts from fluffy. But what can you learn from Hazel Meade or Mexican or Sparky? Nothing. The only commenter whom I disagree with that ever makes an interesting point is Zeb. The rest of them increasingly are just angry fanatics who pride themselves on being ignorant.

      1. But what can you learn from Hazel Meade or Mexican or Sparky?

        YAAAAAAAAYYYYY! I feel so validated.

      2. Shouldn’t you be sharing your complaints and persecutions with a competent mental health professional?

    2. And Calidisident and Stormy Dragon. Both of them make interesting points and are worth talking to even though I don’t often agree with them.

  19. ‘If anal turns you on, you are not alone’: Gwyneth Paltrow publishes a VERY intimate guide to the sex act on Goop, insisting it is ‘practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire’

    ‘First it was shocking, then it was having a cultural moment, now it’s practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire ? or so a quick scan of any media, from porn to HBO, will tell you,’ the mother-of-two begins her piece. ‘But the reality about anal is not, actually, that everyone’s doing it.’

    Everyone except for you squares! Join the cool kids – take it down to chocolate town.

    1. I feel so sorry for her kids. Some day they are going to go to junior high if they haven’t already. Can you imagine being in the 8th grade and all of the other kids having an article where your mom talks about taking it up the ass? That is a new circle of hell if there ever was one.

    2. Yeah, maybe it’s just me. I’ve tried to get into it a few times over the years, but I just have no interest in it.

      1. I am probably the only straight male left in the world who doesn’t find it interesting. I never saw the big deal of it either.

        1. Get your dog to try a thicker strap-on?

        2. I am probably the only straight male left in the world

          John, you are so special. Unique, really. Like a snowflake.

      2. Get your wife to try a slimmer strap-on?

      3. That’s about my view on the subject. It’s just not something I feel the need or desire to do. Maybe it would be different with a partner who was particularly enthusiastic for anal, but that’s not my situation.

      4. And no one around to say “Would!” or “Would not!” when Gwenneth Paltrow anal comes up. The commentariat is just lacking that certain … something.

  20. “Sweet day for Kenosha County:” HARIBO to build 1st North American manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie

    MADISON ? A whole bunch of gummy bears are coming to Kenosha County. Governor Scott Walker on Thursday, March 23rd announced HARIBO Gummy Candy, a German-based confectionary company and maker of the popular “GoldBear” gummy candies is set to build a manufacturing facility to Pleasant Prairie, bringing 400 jobs. It’ll be the company’s FIRST North American manufacturing facility.

    Make Wisconsities even fatter again?

  21. In another episode of “The Trump Administration Makes Another Enforced Error”: Energy Secretary Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

    In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have stolen the outcome. Perry wrote that the campus election “at best made a mockery of due process and transparency” and at worst “allowed an election to be stolen outright.”

    “It is difficult to escape the perception that this quest for ‘diversity’ is the real reason the election outcome was overturned,” he wrote. “Does the principle of ‘diversity’ override and supersede all other values of our Aggie Honor Code?”

    Those who know Perry best said they’re not surprised that he would take the unusual step of weighing in on a parochial issue at his alma mater ? even though he’s now a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

    1. “The Trump Administration Makes Another Enforced Error”

      Eh?

  22. So the terrorist turns out to be a native born Englishman? That doesn’t play well with the narrative…

    1. They can make it work. Do they complain about “anchor babies” in England?

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