12 Dead in London Tower Fire, Fed Hikes Interest Rates, Joel Schumacher Apologizes for Batman & Robin: P.M. Links

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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice.

  • At least 12 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive tower fire in London.
  • A missile boat from Iran reportedly pointed a laser at a U.S. helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz.
  • The Federal Reserve predictably hiked interest rates.
  • China announced it was cutting requirements for manufacturing licenses on some products as it looks to reform its licensing system.
  • Forty eight members of the opposition in Zambia were suspended from Parliament for 30 days after boycotting an address by the president.
  • Pornhub released user data on global porn viewership for its 10 year anniversary.
  • Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.
  • The actress Anita Pallenberg has died, aged 73.

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  1. Kinda wish I had more time to spend on the Katy Perry boob’s thread.

    1. Hello.

      “Pornhub released user data on global porn viewership for its 10 year anniversary.”

      Lemme guess. They’re yyyyuge!

  2. Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.

    TOO SOON.

    1. Posthumously released letter. It’s called “class”.

  3. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice.

    I blame Palin’s strike zone.

  4. A missile boat from Iran reportedly pointed a laser at a U.S. helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz.

    Fucking kids and their green lasers!

    1. This is all the $1.7 Billion in cash Obama sent the Iranians could buy?

  5. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice.

    Hang in there slugger.

  6. global porn viewership

    Nice band name.

    1. Already taken as the name of a libertarian sea-steading vessel.

  7. A missile boat from Iran reportedly pointed a laser at a U.S. helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz.

    In their defense I the chopper looked very much like a PowerPoint presentation.

  8. A missile boat from Iran reportedly pointed a laser at a U.S. helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz.

    “‘Illuminating helicopters with lasers at night is dangerous as it creates a navigational hazard that can impair vision and can be disorienting to pilots using night vision goggles,’ Urban said.”

    So… basically, the Iranians had a laser pointer.

    Bored cats hardest hit.

    1. To be fair, I don’t think the ‘navigation hazard’ is the biggest concern here. There really isn’t a difference between a laser pointer and a Laser designator.

  9. At least 12 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive tower fire in London.

    Maybe it’s just the over saturation of fear hype news, but London is becoming Mexico level of appealing with regards to vacation purposes.

    1. London is becoming Mexico level of appealing with regards to vacation purposes.

      Moreover, I suspect expressing that opinion in the UK is illegal.

    2. I misinterpreted the headline as “Tower of London”, you know, the thousand-year-old landmark.

      1. It was London Bridge that burned down, they wrote a song about it fercristsake.

    3. Even with the terrorists and Chavs burning down their buildings, I think your chances of being murdered or dying in a fire are still a lot better in Mexico.

    4. Except for the cuisine.

  10. China announced it was cutting requirements for manufacturing licenses on some products as it looks to reform its licensing system.

    They had manufacturing standards?

    1. Just licensing standards.

  11. Forty eight members of the opposition in Zambia were suspended from Parliament for 30 days after boycotting an address by the president.

    YOU LIE!

  12. A missile boat from Iran reportedly pointed a laser at a U.S. helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz.

    Pocket pen laser or super villain laser?

    1. Sharks with laser beams tied to their heads…

  13. the Fed provided more detail on how it will unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet

    Would someone *kindly* explain this “unwind its balance sheet”?

    1. Sell all the junk they bought.

    2. I could be very wrong but I think it means shoving its debt onto someone with little political power, like taxpayers or other low lifes

      1. AUDIT THE FED!

    1. Holy shit, that’s the actual headline! I first assumed it was just your interpretation.

    2. “He ranted against President Trump on social media and had previously described The Rachel Maddow Show as his favorite thing on TV.”
      Now it makes sense.

  14. Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.

    There were some who weren’t?

    1. It’s a little late for that.

  15. And those cucks over at TREASON still refuse to cover this story, but don’t worry kids, I am here for you: The Internet Discovered More Racy Photos of the Smokeshow Math Teacher Arrested for Having Sex With Students

    McAuliffe is so attractive that a couple anonymous readers who knew her in high school and college felt compelled to email photos to the guys at Barstool Sports after seeing their take on the viral sex scandal.

    1. “Today, class, we’ll be studying osculation in depth.”

    2. *jaw drops to the floor*

      Again I hate that his chick is going to prison and her personal photos are free game for profit — just rubs me the wrong way.

      But my god, what a babe.

      1. I hate that his chick is going to prison

        It’s maddening.

        her personal photos are free game for profit

        Other people had them or had access to them, so they are free game.

        1. She’s 25 and the dudes were 17 … Fire her, don’t fucking ruin her… It’s the chauvinist in me or something about the culture I was raised in, but it’s simply a damn shame to see a pretty lass reach such a terrible end.

          1. Yeah, having sex with students is good reason to fire a teacher. It really shouldn’t be criminal if they are of consenting age. 17-25 isn’t such an unreasonable age difference.

            1. Even more maddening is that the age of consent in North Carolina is 16. But they make an exception for school teachers*. And that exception is a felony.

              *unless they’re married to the student; another smart exception!

          2. I see a new character on next season of Orange Is The New Black.

          3. I’d like to reach her end.

      2. “*jaw drops to the floor*”

        Jeez, pick your jaw up.
        She’s a 6 at best. Keep in mind these are the most flattering photos of her chosen from those pictures of her posing in the most flattering manner she could think of.

        1. You are quickly becoming one of my favorite people here.

          1. *meh*

            /chortle

            On the other hand, you should see my chick, Goldberry.

    3. Also, if there’s one thing to downgrade her rating, it would be her recent cat tattoo on her leg. I’m not quite sure what she was thinking. Hope this helps.”

      Took her down from a 9 to a 6.

      1. Leg tattoos are a turnoff for me.

        1. All tattoos are for me. I might let a tiny, inconspicuous one slide, but if you’ve got some big nasty tattoo or multiples, I don’t give a fuck about the rest. You ruined it.

      2. The cat tattoo does expose her poor judgement. Some of the worst ink I’ve ever seen.

        1. I said this in a previous thread… If my mom had made the slightest move toward making a complaint, school, cops, or other… I would have threatened to disown her and burn her damn house down. My dad, after seeing her, wouldn’t have objected, he may have checked my math though. I’m 52, those were different times. In my house at 17 It was assumed I was responsible for my own decisions by then.

    1. Please, I don’t care about superhero movies. I haven’t even seen Guardians 2 yet!

      1. Next you will deny your Tinder profile reads:

        “Looking for two clam jousters to get down and dirty with haha.”

        Sickie.

    2. This one hits a little too close to home to be funny, there are way too many guys that think/talk like this. With maybe a little less lesbian-chasing, so I guess they’re not complete MJs.

  16. Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.

    As a wee lad anything with Alicia Silverstone in it was gold.

  17. Alt-alt-text: “Why do I always look so surprised?”

    1. “Did I leave the oven on?”

    2. “Why didn’t anyone applaud when I won at bingo last night?”

  18. Shooter Declared Love For Rachel Maddow’s Show In Letters To Editor

    The man accused of opening fire on a GOP baseball practice Wednesday declared his love for Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show and ranted against Republicans in a series of letters to the editor of his local Illinois newspaper.

    “One of my favorite TV shows is ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC,” James Hodgkinson began in one of the letters. “On a recent show she stated that 17 very rich men are supplying the Republican Party with more than 60 percent of their campaign contributions.”

    At the very least he had questionable taste.

    1. But would it have worked out, old man and middle aged boy?

    2. As if we need any more proof that the man was unstable.

  19. there is no mystery to the carnage that President Donald Trump has wrought. Everything we have seen in these first 140 days?the splintering of the Western alliance, the grifter’s ethics he and his family embody, the breathtaking ignorance of history, geopolitics and government, the jaw-dropping egomania, the sheer incompetence and contempt for democratic norms?was on full display from the moment his campaign began. And that’s not just what Democrats think?it’s what many prominent Republicans have said all along.

    http://www.politico.com/magazi…..led-215243

    1. the melodramatic prose, the tears…saltier than Lot’s wife drowning in the Dead Sea, the epic tantrums, the sorrowful pearl clutching

    2. god damn, I didn’t vote for Trump but these TDS idiots are making me wish I had.

      The sad thing is they actually believe the word salad coming out of their mouths

    3. “CARNAGE!”
      “JAW-DROPPING!”
      “SPLINTERING!”

      You realize that nothing has changed about the day-to-day lives of 95% of Americans, right?

      He hasn’t been good, I’m with you there, but you look like a moron when you promote the idea that our society is crumbling because of Trump when everyone can plainly see the mail still coming and the squirrels still duplicating posts.

  20. Pornhub released user data on global porn viewership for its 10 year anniversary.

    The most popular category among female users is ‘lesbian’.

    Is gender orientation appropriation a thing?

    1. It was almost the most popular popular category among male users that don’t get turned on by male erections.

      1. That would not be a very large group. There is a reason that tranny/futa porn is consumed nearly exclusively by heterosexual males.

        1. Willful denial of the fact that “chicks with dicks” are really dudes with boobs?

  21. Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.

    Also in “Extremely belated news” = AP Fact Checks the World Trade Center Collapse: says “fire, not controlled demo”

    Libertarian Pirates hit hardest

    1. I like that when you hover over the link, it says “Fire, not demolition, bro.”

  22. The 10 Hottest Girl-On-Girl Movie Makeouts

    http://decider.com/2017/06/09/…..in-movies/

    1. Even your attempt at being fun sucks.

      1. Loosen up, Sandy baby. You’re too tight.

    2. 1. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, ‘Cruel Intentions’

      I hold you personally responsible for exposing this forum to such a fail. I should’ve expected the usual sub-par garbage from you.

    3. Buttplug, as far as I am concerned, your debt is now paid.

    4. I’m assuming the article just lists Mulholland Dr ten times.

      1. It’s on the list.

  23. Ms. Pallenberg had three kids with Keith Richards wtf. Does he know?

  24. Hodgkinson may have spent weeks scouting out the field before today, but he still had to ask if it was the GOP players warming up and it doesn’t look like he will have killed anyone.

    What a fuck-up.

    1. Seriously. Bern-tards can’t even do terrorism right.

  25. Janet Yellen and Jeff Sessions should have had a kid together. Just imagine what that creature would look like.

    1. Lindsey Graham? *shutters*

  26. Director Joel Schumacher said he wanted to apologize to every fan who was disappointed at how bad Batman & Robin was.

    About frickin’ time.

    Now how about an apology from Lucas and Speilberg for Crystal Skulls?

    1. Yeah. How many kids are gonna hide in refrigerators when the nuclear apocalypse comes because of Crystal Skulls?

      1. To be fair it’s not that much more ridiculous than sticking your head between your knees and kissing your ass good-bye.

      2. None, because they’re never going to find one that’s labeled “lead lined” like the one in the movie.

  27. Forty eight members of the opposition in Zambia were suspended from Parliament for 30 days after boycotting an address by the president.

    That wig is going to get that guy in trouble with the UN.

  28. Frum Control

    We’ll learn more about when the Alexandria murderer decided on his crime, and whether his weapon was legally acquired. The commonwealth of Virginia certainly did its utmost to ease his way, however, by conferring the legal right to move about with an openly brandished rifle. (The City of Alexandria, though, where the shooting took place, bars the open carry of assault weapons.)

    This is a truly amazing complaint. If I’ve got it right, the problem here is that the shooter would have been allowed to move around parts of the state he wasn’t in while openly carrying a rifle? Or, put another way, while the shooter was legally prohibited from carrying his weapon in full view in the place he actually committed his crime, he wouldn’t have been breaking the law had he been elsewhere ? and that’s bad. Moreover, because he would have been allowed to carry his rifle in plain sight in a place he wasn’t, his “way” to the place he actually was was somehow “eased,” the pernicious state of Virginia having “conferred” upon him an unrelated right.

    What?

    1. And what point does Frum think he’s making? As Frum himself concedes, “the City of Alexandria, though, where the shooting took place, bars the open carry of assault weapons.” And yet ? surprise! ? the shooter did it anyway. In addition, he broke a host of city rules, and he broke the most serious law of all when he fired his weapon repeatedly at a group of human beings. I honestly cannot fathom what must go on in somebody’s mind for them to look at an incident such as this one and conclude that the state helped the perpetrator along by not passing laws he broke in a place he didn’t go. Does he think the shooter was on a Frodo-esque pilgrimage?

    2. There’s a reason why I don’t pay attention to anything David Frum has to say. Ever. About any subject.

  29. *OT*

    The Weekly Standard has found a new potential home for Libertarians. We simply have to wait for a few more of the natives to leave & then move in.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/…..le/2008454

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