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    The U.S. said it killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.

  • Republicans in the Senate are not so sure about the healthcare bill that passed the House.
  • White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended the possibility of cutting the budget of the drug czar's office.
  • Barack Obama went to Boston to receive the Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • The U.S. air force's X-37b landed in Florida after orbiting the Earth for 718 days.
  • Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the presidential election in France.
  • The army in Germany ordered a search of all barracks after Nazi memorabilia was found in a garrison.

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  1. Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the presidential election in France.

    It was the drama teacher vote that put him over.

    1. Hello.

      “Barack Obama went to Boston to receive the Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.”

      Wouldn’t surprise me if Obama uses his library to give himself awards.

      “And this one was for the time I drew a red line!”

      1. Hillary’s “award” from Planned Parenthood was even more puketastic.

        1. That wasn’t an award, she NEEDS fresh fetal parts to eat in order to remain on this plane of existence.

          1. Well, someone is channeling SugarFree this morning.

            1. You take that back.

      2. He’s just lucky the award wasn’t handed out a Fenway.

      3. Barack Obama went to Boston to receive the Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

        He did demonstrate how big his balls are by not returning that Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded – would any of us have had that kind of courage?

  2. The army in Germany ordered a search of all barracks after Nazi memorabilia was found in a garrison.

    You know who else wanted all the swastikas?

      1. Your mama’s so fat when she goosesteps around the Haus, she goosesteps a-r-o-u-n-d the Haus.

    1. The Dunkin Donuts manager that hired teenage Richard Spencer?

      1. See, young Richard was baking swastikas instead of donuts, and when the manager found out, he was running around the store, yelling “give me all the swastikas!!!!”

        1. Then they tried to give them to the homeless.

    2. Buddhists?

  3. Donald J. Trump
    ? @realDonaldTrump
    Rigged election in that frog country. Radical. Islamic. Terrorists win. Sad!
    4:26 AM – 8 May 2017

  4. Barack Obama went to Boston to receive the Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

    For outstanding achievement in the field of excellence.

  5. So a war criminal who already has the Peace Prize now gets a Profile in Courage prize as well?
    The devaluation of honor, law, and morality continues apace.

    1. He won the peace prize for not being W and he will win several more awards for not being Trump.

      1. I’d like somebody to explain to me how our overthrowing of Gaddafi was not worse than ousting Saddam. Saddam was a wayyyy more evil and tyrannical and dangerous than Gaddafi, who posed no threat to anybody. We intervened based on bad intelligence about a threat that he would start killing protesters and civilians, which would put him about average on the “awful Middle East dictators” scale. We left Libya in an even worse state than Iraq, largely controlled by ISIS and flooded with guns we provided to the “rebels”. People complain about Saddam not getting a fair trial before his execution (which, despite my opinion that the Iraq War was a stupid idea, is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard), yet nobody cares that Qaddafi was raped to death with a bayonet and dragged through the streets by rebels we gave arms to. To add insult to injury, both Hillary and Obama consider Libya a successful use of “smart power”.

    2. War criminal?
      Hahahahaha.
      Talk about devaluation of the language.

      1. Talk about devaluation of the language.

        You Progtards have been devaluing the English Language since the 70’s.

      2. What else do you call an American president that uses drones to kill American citizens without judicial or legislative oversight?

        What Obama did would make George W. Bush blush.

      3. Any president that kills people in another country we are not at war with is a war criminal in my book.

        1. [i]Any president that kills people in another country we are not at war with is a war criminal in my book.[/]

          And by international law.

          Whatevs, though, racits!!!

    3. C’mon, man. Can you imagine the courage it took to acept that Nobel Piece prize?

      1. As much as it took to bow to Saudi Monarchs?

      2. As least as much courage as it took for Obama to claim that the Fifth Amendment empowered him to secretly order the killing of any American that Obama secretly decided, based on secret evidence and secret criteria, was an “imminent threat” to national security — based on Obama’s secret definition of “imminent threat.”

  6. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended the possibility of cutting the budget of the drug czar’s office.

    By saying the president is very sensitive to any use of Russian terminology.

    1. His Russian masters are upset that they aren’t using the proper transcription ‘tsar’.

      1. So call ’em “Kaiser” as a way to apologize to Merkel …

        1. Or maybe even acknowledge the original cultural appropriation and go all the way back to Caesar.

          1. Give to Ceasar that which is the Ceasar’s.

            1. Pizza pizza?

              1. Just a lil.

  7. Republicans in the Senate are not so sure about the healthcare bill that passed the House.

    It’s almost as though the House didn’t know it would need the Senate.

  8. The U.S. said it killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.

    ISIS had a leader, eh?

    1. It’s unbelievable how self destructive humans can be. You’d think you’d have have enough problems living on a desert mountain but noooo, let’s invite the most powerful army in history to fuck with us.

    2. Somewhere in another dimension, adjacent to the queue of Super Marios also waiting to go die, is the line for Muslim terrorist organization second-in-commands.

      “Next!”

      1. This is brilliant.

  9. This is like the fist worst chat room ever.

  10. The U.S. said it killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.

    Killed the Mother of All Afgani ISIS, right before Mother’s Day.

    How fitting.

  11. Met Gala Donors are “Insulted” that Celebs Smoked in the Bathrooms

    An anonymous source told the site: “As a donor to the Met, I was so insulted to see all these ‘celebrities’ smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom. Mostly, it’s disrespectful to the art collection which needs to be kept 100 percent smoke-free. I would honestly like to see these people fined by the city.”

    As if we needed another reason that smoking isn’t that cool, especially indoors?at the Met.

    When all the cool kids are smoking, smoking is cool.

    1. Do people actually think celebrities give a shit? First comes their vanity AND then whatever else.

    2. I’ve never been so proud of celebrities before. *sheds tear*

    3. The art collection is in the bathrooms?

      1. “This primitive drawing of a dick is the finest example of outsider art i have ever seen.”

        1. … and the Glory Hole in the Met’s Men’s room is considered “Performance Art.”

          1. Still waiting for the maven of the stall…

        2. Citizen X is here. The party has officially started.

          1. There are actually a lot of parties like a Citizen X party, because a Citizen X party ends at a reasonable hour.

            1. A Citizen X party starts with a half hour of fiddling with the thermostat.

              1. A Citizen X party ends with Citizen X handing out complimentary Fuck It Bucket’s to his guests.

                1. Instead of candy, Citizen X fills the buckets with prunes and Metamucil.

                2. At the bottom of each bucket is a Post-It Note that just says “I’m sorry.”

                  1. And underneath is a second Post-It that says “If you are still here, get off my lawn!”

          2. “Why must I fail in every attempt at masonry?!!!?”

      2. It is where the edgy installations are.

      3. Besides they are only fart fans, they are probably overwhelmed by multiple celebrities in full chimney mode.

  12. The San Antonio Spurs, made with 100 percent juice

    Traditional centrifugal juicers use rapidly spinning blades to tear apart fruit and produce. But those mechanics both heat the fruit and expose the ingredients to air, which is said to decrease the nutrients that actually make it into your body. Cold-pressed juicers, on the other hand, extract juice by pressing and grinding without air exposure or heat.

    Several Spurs see their special drinks as an all-important first step to the recovery process that staves off fatigue and injury. “It’s nutrients, veggies, fruits, you know, to replenish what you’ve spent out on the court,” says guard Patty Mills. “It’s just a part of the recovery process, the same thing as eating the right foods after the games. I don’t think as soon as you drink it you feel like Superman.”

    1. Or you could just eat the fruit.

      1. With your body-temperature teeth!?

  13. A Deer Was Caught Gnawing on Human Remains and the End Is Nigh

    Deer are generally considered one of the more benign creatures of the forest, going about their herbivorous ways in peace. But as new research shows, there’s a dark side to these ungulates. Using camera traps, forensic scientists have captured unprecedented photos of deer munching on the skeletal remains of a human carcass.

    1. And the deer said “Do you have to take my picture while I am eating?”

    2. Any source of calcium is legit in the wild.

      And, once more, cartoons featuring anthropomorphic animals are not documentaries.

  14. Instagram snap lands British star Alice Eve in race row: Cyber trolls upbraid Star Trek actress for ‘culturally appropriating’ corn row hair

    But Star Trek actress Alice Eve faced an extraordinary backlash from online trolls after innocently posting photographs of her hair in braids while on holiday.

    The 35-year-old was accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ ? the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another ? for sporting the African-style ‘corn rows’ while visiting Jamaica

    If one hair on her perfect little head is harmed I will start a fucking race war.

    1. Oh, my god, fuck those people. Do they not consider for a moment all of the actual black, Jamaican people making decent livings braiding white tourists’ hair?

    2. her nose is too small

      1. Which is what Hitler would have thought.

    3. And yet not one word about the woman doing the hair braiding culturally appropriating those jeans she’s wearing.

    4. This made me think about Bo Derek. I thank you for that.

  15. The U.S. said it killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.

    …and his wives, and his kids, and several neighbors who had the misfortune to be outside when the first missile hit, and all of the first responders with the second missile, and…

  16. The U.S. said it killed the leader of ISIS in Afghanistan.

    On a related note: are we finally done with the ISIL shit and the gubmint and Fourth Estate have all gone back to ISIS as the rest of the world refers to them?

    Good God, Herman Munster was driving me nuts on that one …

    1. The only people I can remember saying “ISIL” are Obama and John Kerry.

      1. It was widespread enough that International Society for Indiviudal Liberty changed its name to Libertarian International.

        1. “how about Libertarian International Excellence Society?”

          “Next.”

  17. No diapers? No problem! Meet the parents who toilet train their babies from BIRTH by holding them over sinks, toilets, miniature potties and even the side of the road

    She prefers this method over relying on diapers; Andrea and her husband practice Elimination Communication, which is essentially potty-training babies from birth.

    EC falls in the range of ‘attachment’ or ‘natural parenting,’ a movement that encompasses hands-on, communication and bonding-based methods like co-sleeping, breastfeeding past infancy and baby-wearing. Parents often pick and choose different natural parenting methods that fit their lifestyle, and families subscribing to it run the gamut from mainstream and lax to off-grid and militant.

    1. A friend of my wife’s tried that. It didn’t work.

      1. I call cultural appropriation of Indian traditions.

    2. Mmm, poop in the kitchen sink, just the way God intended it.

    3. a movement that encompasses hands-on, communication and bonding-based methods like co-sleeping, breastfeeding past infancy and baby-wearing

      There’s sure to be a new crop of well-adjusted, independent adults that comes out of this.

      1. I truly can’t wait to meet the generation that millenials are gonna bitch about.

      2. I think part of it is an extreme reaction to the other major parenting trend, which involves formula feeding your baby from birth so you can still party and leaving them in baby carrying devices 24/7

      3. I have my doubts that it will catch on in a significant way. And it’s not really very new.

    4. Sounds like a shit load of work for no long term benefit. Or do they expect the kid to be extra-competent at using a terlet?

      1. Maybe they just really hate diapers.

  18. The U.S. air force’s X-37b landed in Florida after orbiting the Earth for 718 days.

    Heard it!

    /Happy to be in the FL

  19. Tree Therapy? ‘Forest Bathers’ Say It Helps

    Japan’s government has spent millions of dollars promoting forest bathing, a term translated from the Japanese shinrinyoku, and it funds research into the possible benefits. Some 62 forests and wooded paths have passed a gauntlet of tests to be designated therapeutic by the Forest Therapy Society, a Tokyo-based nonprofit.

    Scientists studying forest bathing focus on the compounds trees emit. They reason that if swallowing certain plants can have medicinal effects?aspirin, for example, is derived from a substance in willow bark?breathing in the compounds may similarly be therapeutic.

    1. Mr. Kouriki, the guide, then leads the forest bathers to the shore of Lake Nojiri. He pulls out a stethoscope and invites the trekkers to take turns listening to underwater sound. Mr. Funanami places the stethoscope’s chestpiece against a rock submerged in the lake and listens. “I’ve never been there but it sounds like space,” he says. Moments later, seated on a rock and staring out at the lake, he adds: “I feel like time is flowing slower than usual.”

      1. I remember hearing a lot of crackpot medicinal theories during a tour of China. What is it with these inscrutable orientals?

      2. “I’ve never been there but it sounds like space,”

        Sounds like someone culturally appropriated stupidity.

        1. Stupidity is a universal human phenomenon, friendo.

          1. Come on, everyone knows that the asians are wicked smart.

          2. Well, someone must have done it first.

      3. “I feel like time is flowing slower than usual.”

        We have a similar phrase in North America: “This is fucking boring.”

        1. Or “woah, man, I’m trippin’ balls”

    2. Believing it to be therapeutic can be hella therapeutic, so I support this.

      1. I mean a walk in the woods is relaxing. There is no reason to make it weird.

        1. How could it not be weird? Or am I misunderstanding your euphemism?

  20. Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the presidential election in France.

    Comment from another message board on the other side of the Internet:

    No you weren’t, and I’d encourage everyone to remain vigilant. Nazis like Le Pen aren’t going to just give up and roll over, especially when they are likely energized by getting over 34% of the vote. They will be back in force in the future. Stay alert, fellow Earthlings; winning one battle is not the war.

    1. Othering nationalist-populists by pretty explicitly calling them non-humans is ALWAYS a good idea.

      1. You know who else othered National-Pop … oh, never mind.

    2. Nazis like Le Pen aren’t going to just give up and roll over, especially when they are likely energized by getting over 34% of the vote.

      Since you didn’t cite, for anyone interested, this from an article titled “How To Get Anal On Your French Vacation.”

        1. Do you post there? If so, whats your handle?

          1. Not in a long time. I got banned for posting things that were contrary to what you can find in the linked post.

            1. I used to post there a long time ago too, under the handle “thewhiteknife”. I gave up after the mental delusions of other posters left me flabbergasted one too many times.

              It was right around the time that a poster claimed that Obama assassinated a US citizen simply as a means to get Congress to rein in our wars. 7D chess, in other words.

              1. I used “Simon LeGrande” there. I always found myself trying to argue the “most people don’t actually think that” and “disagreement doesn’t equal hate” points of view (on the OT board anyway) and never got anywhere. I got a temp ban once for telling someone to not get their panties in a bunch. Everyone in the company seems to have gone really hard in a direction that isn’t conducive to mental well-being.

      1. “How To Get Anal On Your French Vacation.”

        I had always thought that was generally part of the package tour …

        1. “The Package Tour” is a totally different kind of vacation.

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