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  1. In total, there are 93 unfilled U.S. attorney positions…

    Yay!

    1. Hello.

    2. Sessions picks or does Trump provide the names? I want liberal New Yorker filling out that list.

      1. Preet gets his job back?

    3. Has Preet gotten his reality show yet?

      1. If it’s called Preet gets chipped that would rock!

        1. Not a bad premise. Preet gets microchipped so all his movements get tracked. Then people tweet things that he has to draw out on a GPS map with his movements.

          1. Show gets cancelled after the pilot because the suggestions are 2% woodchippers and 98% dicks.

            1. I would watch to see someone tweet that he wants to see a dick bigger than Manhattan and then Preet has to swim up all the way around Manhattan, while avoiding dead giraffes and kangamouses.

  2. San Francisco considers a ban on Menthol and flavored cigarettes.

    Have they tried flavoring the fog with menthol?

    1. No ban on flavored pot?

    2. I thought other than menthol flavors were already banned by federal law.

    3. Banning menthol cigarettes is racist.

      1. Not banning menthol cigarettes is also racist.

        1. Everything is racist all the time. Dark matter is just materialized racism.

  3. Recycled tires turned into playground surfaces have spurred a religious liberty battle in Missouri that has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

    This has to do with Bridgestone advertising to the gays a few years ago, doesn’t it?

    1. The Lutheran church should have just layered the ground around the play area with left over casserole dishes. It’s hard to get injured if you fall into one of those cheesy potato ham jello concoctions.

  4. President Trump twice referred to Sen. Paul Ryan as “Ron” during a speaking event in Wisconsin Tuesday.

    The lesser known son of Rex Ryan who coaches the congressional football team.

    1. He should refer to him as “bitch” if Ryan doesn’t get moving on healthcare and taxes.

      1. Ron, Paul, Ryan, Johnson… it gets confusing.

  5. President Trump twice referred to Sen. Paul Ryan as “Ron” during a speaking event in Wisconsin Tuesday.

    And heaped praise on the senator for his incisive newsletters.

    1. Johnson beating Feingold was one of the best things to come out of the 2016 election season.

  6. Recycled tires turned into playground surfaces have spurred a religious liberty battle in Missouri

    Tired tire battle in Battle Creek

    Ran out of steam, you guys punch it up

    1. We’ll not enact that labor for you.

    2. The freedom to use your money is what they seek

      1. It would be pretty weird to interpret the right to free exercise of religion as including an entitlement to state money.

        On the other hand, I’m not sure I favor a complete ban on state money going to any religion affiliated entity, at least in the current context. For example, it seems like a good idea to allow school choice money to go to religiously affiliated schools, at least in some circumstances.

        1. Their point is that when everyone except churches gets government money, it’s discrimination.

          1. It certainly is that, but is it illegal discrimination?

            1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

              Discrimination may not be literal prohibition, but courts have never required full literal prohibition to make discrimination illegal.

  7. Republicans are putting on a good outrage show over Colorado Democrats accepting donations from former executives at Backpage.

    Contribution trafficking.

  8. President Trump twice referred to Sen. Paul Ryan as “Ron” during a speaking event in Wisconsin Tuesday.

    Diss!

    1. He then referred to Nancy Pelosi as “Mommy.”

      1. That sounds more like Pence.

        1. Trump calls “Mommy” to Pence?
          That makes certain sense.
          The top baddie,
          We call him Daddy,
          And number two “Mommy” from hence.

  9. In total, there are 93 unfilled U.S. attorney positions

    I’m more concerned with the unfulfilled ones. People should enjoy their labor.

    1. Is this unusual? I still haven’t figured out what is actually different or unprecedented with Trump and what the media is just hyperventilating over even though Obama did the same thing. He’s only been president for 88 days.

    2. Is this unusual? I still haven’t figured out what is actually different or unprecedented with Trump and what the media is just hyperventilating over even though Obama did the same thing. He’s only been president for 88 days.

  10. The Iowa Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would ban abortion after 20-weeks pregnancy and impose a mandatory three-day reflection period for women seeking abortions.

    If I have to wait for my constitutionally guaranteed gun, what chance do ladies have getting same day terminations?

    1. This is actually the norm in most of the developed world. Most of the wonderful progressive European countries have 12 week elective abortion limit and mandatory wait periods and ultrasounds. Despite what people hear, America has the most liberal abortion laws in the world.

  11. Juan Bojorquez, 23, will be deported even though he has an active work permit and was granted “dreamer” status under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

    Something’s fishy about this, on one side or the other.

    1. “”””Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”””

      His childhood deportation was deferred and now he is an adult and so they deport him.

      1. I think it’s pretty shitty to deport someone for whom the US is their only real home. Even if they weren’t born here, most people who were brought here as young children are as American as anyone, in reality if not according to the law.

        But that is what “deferred” means, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise..

        1. I agree, but DHS is claiming they did not deport him the first time (as he claimed) but when, right after, he sneaked – snuck – sneaked back over the border.

    2. His permit was probably granted in contravention of the law, and therefor invalid. A lot of the stuff Obama did on immigration was an unconstitutional usurpation of Congressional power, so anyone who was relying on it is now left hanging in the wind.

  12. President Trump twice referred to Sen. Paul Ryan as “Ron” during a speaking event in Wisconsin Tuesday.

    If I were president, I would constantly call everyone by the wrong name on purpose. If I was feeling generous, I’d tell people which wrong name I was going to use.

    “Nancy Pelosi? No, you don’t look like a Nancy. I’m going to call you Gertrude. No, not Trudy. Gertrude. Get used to it.”

    1. Remember back when George W’s nicknames annoyed people? Halcyon days.

      1. +1 Pooty Poot

        1. Aw, how can hate on Pooty Poot. I just want to rub his belly.

      2. Some of my favorite W nicknames:

        Turd Blossom – – Karl Rove
        The Blade – – Mitch Daniels
        La Margarita – – Margret Spellings
        Light Bulb – – The National Energy Policy Development Group Director Andrew Lundquist
        Pablo – – Paul Wellstone
        Fredo – – Fred Upton
        Congressman Kickass – – John Sweeney
        Ali – – Barbara Boxer
        Frazier – – Dianne Feinstein

        1. Am I the only one whose gaydar alerts on W every now and then?

    2. I don’t like the name Paul Ryan, only faggots and sailors are called Paul Ryan. From now on you’re Gomer Pyle.

  13. After a federal court said Auburn University could not cancel a controversial Richard Spencer speaking engagement…

    Aw, burn!

    1. It’s controversial because Spencer denied being the same race as people in Alabama.

      1. I’m not even sure I’m the same species as the people in Alabama.

        1. Collectivist! Suck my smoked pork.

  14. So Trump caught his mistake in less than a minute and corrected himself. Meanwhile Reason still hasn’t fixed their mistake of calling him senator Paul Ryan.

  15. Young Bernie Sanders wannabe fails to win majority in Georgia special election, causing entire Reason staff to stay awake crying all night long.

    1. Yeah, he only beat the highest Republican vote getter by 30%. There’s no way those panty wastes at Reason can pray hard enough to the Obamessiah or truck in enough fake votes for the guy to win.

      1. Oh yeah, that’s really fucking shocking that 52% of the vote divided among 17 republicans ends up being a pretty low number number for the top vote getter. You sure showed me there bro.

        1. Yeah, you’re right. That doesn’t indicate a seriously fractured Republican Party. At all. They’re sure to band together to put an end to those evil proggy asshole Demoncrats. After all, a real libertarian told me so.

          In short, fuck off, Weigel.

          1. The republican candidate will win the runoff election, and I will be here to mock and laugh at your dumb ass when it happens.

            In the meantime, you, Crusty Juggler/Citizen X, Soave, Obama, and Jon Tossoff can go have a five way circle jerk with each other.

            1. Stupid, stupid Mikey still can’t believe that me and Crusty aren’t the same person. Are you gonna start claiming that we’re Weigel too, dumbass?

              1. Well, have we ever seen you and Crusty post at exactly the same time???

                1. Sure, lots of times.

            2. The republican candidate will win the runoff election, and I will be here to mock and laugh at your dumb ass when it happens.

              Because you’re a real, down to the bone libertarian.

              Do you understand that nobody takes you seriously? I mean no body. Not a single person. You are a joke that nobody thinks is funny.

              1. Because you’re a real, down to the bone libertarian.

                And you are? You’re kidding no one, asshole.

                1. You get them, Simple Mike, Cuckaschmuck Slayer.

                2. And you are?

                  I never claimed to be and on many occasions specifically claimed not to be. I’m not kidding anyone because I’m not trying to kid anyone. That doesn’t make your whole “real libertarians vote Republican” stance any less retarded.

                3. $park? has admitted to not being a libertarian, Simple Mikey. More than once.

              2. No true Scotsman deployed! Activate yawn reflex!

            3. In the meantime, you, Crusty Juggler/Citizen X, Soave, Obama, and Jon Tossoff can go have a five way circle jerk with each other.

              I hope I get the cookie!

    2. Your imagination is a weird, stunted little place.

    3. I think the only that gives a shit about that is you.

      1. But they mentioned the election in links yesterday, which obviously means that every member of the Reason staff was hoping that whoever Mike M likes the least would win.

    4. Yeah! And they all voted for Hillary too!

      Are you actually delusional, or it is just trolling? I really can’t tell.

      1. It’s Weigel being a troll.

      2. Pro tip — obviously fake trolling is indistinguishable from deluded true believers. If you can’t tell the difference, neither can they.

        1. “I’m not an asshole, I’m just acting like one!”

    5. We’re worried about you, Mike. Please, seek help.

      1. Nah. Never has an obvious prefrontal lesion/possible brain tumor been less able to inspire pity.

  16. Fox can do what they want with that insufferable dickhead, but I won’t miss him. My uncle buys all of his books and watches him everyday, and for the life of me I can’t see what the attraction is. My uncle admits that Bill is a horrible interviewer, and some of his books were probably plagerized, but there is something oddly appealing about east coast New York “conservatives” like Hannity and Oreilly to a segment of Team Red. Personally, I think the guy must have been a major league asshole if he couldn’t even find one woman to jump in the sack with him. Maybe it’s the layer upon layer of foundation he wears when he’s on TV – he looks like he just crawled out of a casket in a funeral parlor.

    1. His next book is going to be about these lawsuits: The Killing Of Woodrow

    2. I used to watch his show every night and found myself agreeing with him about 20% of the time. And then he went full-on War on Christmas and I couldn’t take it anymore. I also bought a couple of his black books and found them fairly mediocre. His audience is really old folks who can’t stand the young pinhead generation.

      1. Black books? Wtf? Thanks iPhone for making it sound like I’m going after Bill’s castoffs.

        1. Well, he is gonna have to make money somehow.
          “Now, for a low price, you can have access to the women that I couldn’t get, but was able to harass enough to load up my spank bank.”

    3. and some of his books were probably plagerized

      Why would he plagiarize books that are already being ghostwritten for him? You are right that he’s a bad interviewer, though, but sadly this seems pretty par for the course among the pundits these days.

    4. Papa Bear has been an asshole and a liar for many years. The whole “no spin zone” premise of his show is a lie, he is and has always been an authoritarian propagandist. He was a total bukake whore for the Iraq wargasm. Fuck him. Fuck him with a wood chipper.

      1. Agree.

  17. Hey, who says Sessions is all bad?

    The people stuck in pre-trial detention even longer because their trial keeps getting delayed?

  18. President Trump twice referred to Sen. Paul Ryan as “Ron” during a speaking event in Wisconsin Tuesday.

    Actually, it’s Represen–

    what, me remember the speaker of the House’s name?

    Clever girl… I think… right?

    1. Still no fix. We try to help…

    2. It’s Mr. Speaker Of The House, captain Ron to you!

  19. That Mo. religion case is interesting because it might nail something down regarding “liberty” in the 14th Amendment. If making a class of entities ineligible for state grants on acc’t of religion is a depriv’n of “liberty”, then, since the 14th Amendment says nothing about religious reasons being special, what other classes of persons could not be denied a gov’t benefit that is given to some?

    1. In particular, if the plaintiffs win, then could there ever again be such a thing as an appl’n for a state grant? Or would everyone who asks for the $ have to be given them, no Qs asked, because making anyone ineligible for any reason would be a depriv’n of “liberty”?

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