Mike Pence in Korea, H.R. McMaster in Afghanistan, Trump Supporters and Antifa Battle in Berkeley: A.M. Links

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    Vice President Mike Pence visited the Korean border a day after North Korea test-launched a missile that crashed almost immediately. Meanwhile, H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national security advisor, visited Afghanistan.

  • More violent clashes between pro-Trump supporters and "anti-fascists" in Berkeley, where at least 23 protesters were arrested.
  • The FBI and police in Cleveland are searching for a man who posted a video on Facebook showing him killing a man and who said he had killed more than a dozen others.
  • Police chiefs in New Hampshire are working to dilute efforts to decriminalize marijuana backed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.
  • No one has taken responsibility for the bombing of a convoy of buses carrying evacuees in Syria that killed at least 126 people.
  • Turkey President Recep Erdogan reacted to a slim victory in a constitutional referendum granting him more power by telling opponents that resistance was futile and they should "stop tiring themselves out."

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  1. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Korean border a day after North Korea test-launched a missile that crashed almost immediately.

    Giving them a Nelson laugh.

  2. Turkey President Recep Erdogan… and they should “stop tiring themselves out.”

    I thought that tryptophan thing was a myth.

    1. Hell yes. There’s life in the old girl yet!

  3. More violent clashes between pro-Trump supporters and “anti-fascists” in Berkeley, where at least 23 protesters were arrested.

    So which side bused theirs in?

    1. Lol, quite a few “NO DAPL” shirts at Berkeley. Multi-track protesting?

      1. It’s called “intersectionality,” shitlord.

      2. But the anti-war protestors are probably nonexistent. In fact given the fact that they attacked Richard Spencer for holding an actual anti-war protest, they presumably are pro-war “anti-fascists”, which is hilarious/terrifying

  4. More violent clashes between pro-Trump supporters and “anti-fascists” in Berkeley, where at least 23 protesters were arrested.

    At least they can agree that Jordan was the best to ever play.

  5. Meanwhile, H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security advisor, visited Afghanistan.

    Meanwhile, I contend that this is the name of a popular stuffed animal from the early 90s.

    1. H.R . Pufnstuf

  6. Police chiefs in New Hampshire are working to dilute efforts to decriminalize marijuana backed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

    The Shocker: Two in the pink, one in the stink, one with no link.

    1. Krayewski has diluted the link out of that sentence.

    2. I’d like to see some legislators stand up and tell the police that their job is to enforce the laws passed by the legislature, not to lobby for specific legislation. No unelected government official should ever be lobbying the legislature at all if you ask me.

      1. Puts the lie to cops’ line that they don’t make the laws, they just enforce them. Cop and prison guard unions also lobby for strict drug laws.

  7. The FBI and police in Cleveland are searching for a man who appeared to broadcast himself murdering a stranger on Facebook Live and said he had killed more than a dozen others.

    Maybe it was more of that fake news Facebook is famous for.

    1. Don’t worry. To paraphrase Sadiq Khan, “Black on Black violence is just part and parcel to living in a major city.”

  8. Turkey President Recep Erdogan reacted to a slim victory in a constitutional referendum granting him more power by telling opponents that resistance was futile and they should “stop tiring themselves out.”

    You know who else thought that resistance was futile and had a foreign sounding name?

    1. Locutus of the Borg?

    2. Khan Noonien Singh?

    3. Charles the Twelfth of Sweden, “Carolus Rex?”

    4. Huey-Tlatoani Motecuhzoma II?

    5. Glibertarians?

    6. Georg Ohm?

    7. Luis Alvarez?

    8. The Darleks.

    9. The great radical of the 70s, Charlie X?

  9. More violent clashes between pro-Trump supporters and “anti-fascists” in Berkeley, where at least 23 protesters were arrested.

    Hold up. There are pro-Trump people in Berkeley? I’m calling fake news on that one.

    1. Pudding!

      Increase in whites and asians, you betcha there’s Pro-Trumpets in Berkeley.

      1. I’m pretty sure that’s racist, but i’m not entirely clear on how.

        1. It is extremely racist as it deals with race and race based correlations. Trump support was higher in proportion to white/asian density per capita in this last election cycle. Remember Indians are Asians.

          Vinson Palathingal and his wife, Asha, were among the hundreds of AAPI attendees who said they felt optimistic with Trump as their next president. “I see him as a realistic guy,” Palathingal, 50, told NBC News. “He understands how the world operates.”
          Palathingal, a businessman born in India who lives in Virginia, said he voted for President Barack Obama twice, but decided this year to cast his ballot for a Republican. He called Obama “a good man,” but believes the country’s first African-American president has divided the United States.

          “The hope and change I was looking for was not partisan,” said Palathingal, who identified as an Independent. “But his hope and change was partisan.” Gurcharan Singh, a Sikh from Maryland, said he also voted for Obama in 2012. But this year he made the switch to Republican, saying Trump understands the Sikh community. “When we look at Trump, he’s a doer, he’s an implementer,” Singh, 56, told NBC News. “Sikhs are also doers and implementers.”

          More Pudding!

  10. Unanswered Questions About the Boston Marathon Bombing: Do we know the full story of the deadly attack four years ago?

    Happy Patriots’ Day everyone. (am I allowed to say “Patriots” here at Reason in a positive context?)

    1. You had better redact and apologize to the Native American Community.

      1. Also to the Atlanta Falcons

    2. As long as you accompany it with the other bromides: “Nation Of Laws?” , and “Protecting Americans’ Jobs from Mexican Rapists?”.

    3. Of course Simple Mikey links to a site with an autoplay video and a massive, obnoxious anti-Adblock popup. Of course he does.

  11. Happy Easter Monday to all Canadians! I believe this commemorates the day after Jesus rose from the dead and spent his time watching TV and puttering around the yard.

    I’m sure you’ll celebrate this federal holiday in the same manner that you do Boxing Day and Civic Holiday.

    1. Civic Holiday? Is that when all the Filipino teenagers race around in their $8,000 cars that they’ve spent $20,000 putting spoilers and rims on?

      1. That’s Ricer Saturday.

        Civic is the ultimate Canadian holiday. It’s nice, means basically nothing, and doesn’t offend any groups of people. It’s even held in the summer when kids are off anyway, so school’s already out, so that’s efficient.

  12. I wish Reason would quit calling protester of trump anti-fascist since they are fascist acting as only fascist act and are only claiming to be anti fascist to deflect from their own goals of fascism. Fascist and the left always accuse others of what they are actually doing.

    1. Seriously. Pro-Trump group gets official permission and goes through all the paperwork for a demonstration, at which everybody is dressed in regular clothes. The “anti-fascists” show up in all black with black masks and physically confront the demonstrators. Cops are told to sit back and do nothing. In what twisted world is this a two-way fight or the fault of the pro-Trump people?

    2. Are you serious? Did the quotes not do anything for you? It’s funnier that he uses it via quotes because it shows the “anti-fascists” are fascists. That’s the whole damn point.

      1. Since quotes can be used for more reasons than just quotes I did not take the quotes as meaning what you say.

    3. Bolshevik Terrorists

  13. Lexington-Fayette attempts to execute an arrest warrant and ends up arresting the fugitive’s identical twin sister. They realize the error and release her the next day, but keep all the money she had on her at the time of arrest to pay for the costs of incarcerating her.

    CHARMEAIRRIA HARRIS v. LEXINGTON-FAYETTE URBAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT, et al.,

    Sixth Circuit rules this is perfectly okay because the county’s interest in defraying the costs of incarceration are more substantial than the woman’s “modest” interest in her property.

  14. “Communist group Antifa tries to violently disrupt free speech rally but get their asses kicked instead.”

    FTFY.

    Lauren Southern’s account of the “Battle of Berkeley”

  15. Turkey President Recep Erdogan reacted to a slim victory in a constitutional referendum granting him more power by telling opponents that resistance was futile

    Caliph for Life

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