Scalise Undergoes More Surgeries, Cosby Jurors Deadlocked, Inquiry in Deadly Tower Fire: P.M. Links

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    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), underwent his third operation today from his wounds from yesterday's shooting from Virginia. The guns owned by shooter James Hodgkinson were apparently purchased legally.

  • The jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial say they're deadlocked. The judge told them to continue deliberations.
  • Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs, who had been on the run for a year now from charges of food stamp fraud and money-laundering, has been arrested by the FBI.
  • The White House has changed the effective date of President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban in order to keep it from expiring before the Supreme Court can decide whether to hear the challenge to its legality.
  • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that has killed at least 17 people.
  • Trump's repetitions of accusations that Qatar supports terrorists will not stop the United States from selling them F-15 fighter jets in a $12 billion deal.
  • The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of more sanctions on Russia and Iran. The only senators voting no were Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul.

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  1. The judge told them to continue deliberations.

    Time to get your crayons and your pencils, jurors.

    1. They’re sending them to a safe space?

      1. Am I the only one remembers Picture Pages?

  2. The only senators voting no were Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul.

    So which is the Iran puppet and which is the Russia puppet?

    1. Yes.

    2. Were the sanctions for Russia at the behest of the gay lobby?

      1. Probably. Russia is considered a Western nation sometimes, and sometimes not. Russia has the highest population of Muslims among Western nations, if you go with former.

        1. France has a higher percentage, off the top of my head.

  3. The jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial say they’re deadlocked. The judge told them to continue deliberations.

    The Cosby show was just so good you guys!

    1. Any chance Cosby managed to drug the jury with tainted Jell-O?

      1. As Dave Chapelle said, the man has more time spent drugging people under his belt than it takes for a person to get their pilots license — so I wouldn’t put anything past a master of his craft.

        1. “drugging people under his belt”

          Problematic.

          1. submitted for grammar nazi approval: “…more time under his belt spent drugging people than…”

            also, how about Pol Pedant as a related term, instead of calling someone a grammar nazi for calling out non-grammatic offenses.

            soliciting suggestions for a similar term for poor vocabulary choices. Can you believe wikipedia doesn’t have an Alphabetic List Of Despots?

            1. It could – if you were motivated enough. But it would be a pretty big list.

            2. Vocab Vichyste?

  4. Juries say the Darndest Things!

  5. The guns owned by shooter James Hodgkinson were apparently purchased legally.

    So what gun control measure would have stopped him? Answer? ALL OF THEM.

    1. He was stopped, wasn’t he?

  6. Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs, who had been on the run for a year now from charges of food stamp fraud and money-laundering, has been arrested by the FBI.

    There’s full on modern sex slavery going on and is what the FBI focuses on?

  7. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that has killed at least 17 people.

    “After 18 months of rigorous investigation at taxpayer expense, the inquiry has determined that fire destroyed the tower”

    1. And the government is not to blame but they need higher taxes and more regulations

  8. The White House has changed the effective date of President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban in order to keep it from expiring before the Supreme Court can decide whether to hear the challenge to its legality.

    Interesting. My bet is no chance, even though President’s do travel bans all the time. Robert’s has already shown that he leans on the side of Judicial Activism.

    1. That i’s a hell of a lot of extraneou’s apostrophe’s.

      1. lol — grammar goes out the window when it comes time to open fire at the 4:30 pm links.

        1. You cain’t throw grammar out the window! She’s old and fragile!

          1. And she has yet to sign the affirmative consent paperwork.

  9. Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs, who had been on the run for a year now from charges of food stamp fraud…

    It looks like this guy’s…

    [dons sunglasses]

    …a cereal defrauder.

      1. We don’t boo around here. We gaze-narrow.

        1. That was in the Before Times, Stormy.

          1. Ah, those were the days….

          2. The office of Servitor stands vacant, yes. But if Zeb wishes to claim it, he must follow the proscribed rituals.

            1. Libertarian rituals such as?

              Playing D&D, being the subject of FBI investigations, owning a lawn and not letting anyone on it?

              1. Neighborhood children are welcome on my lawn. But they have to work for it.

                1. For your sake I hope they have the proper licensing before you let them work.

                  1. He didn’t say anything about paying them.

                  2. They don’t make licenses for what he pays them to do.

            2. I’m the boo-er. And I don’t work for no Swisses.

  10. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that has killed at least 17 people.

    They weren’t going to sort that out anyway?

  11. Trump’s repetitions of accusations that Qatar supports terrorists will not stop the United States from selling them F-15 fighter jets in a $12 billion deal.

    Rhetoric for the pleb, money for the aristocrats, governance for all.

    1. Next up – a deal for anti-aircraft systems for all Qatar’s neighbors.

      1. I told you, the best deals!

      2. Qatar has as many neighbors as ______ has _______.

        1. Somalia has Libertarians?

        2. Panama has canals?

  12. ….before the Supreme Court can decide whether to hear the challenge to its legality.

    “If you’re giving us the choice of more work or less work…”

  13. “I have diplomatic immunity.”

    “It’s been revoked.”

    DC police seek arrest of Turks for melee, angering Erdogan

    1. I doubt any of them will ever set foot on US soil again.

      It’s outrageous they actually pulled that while being guests in another country. It irks me that Trump himself didn’t bother commenting on it (AFAIK) after he praised Erdogan repeatedly. That’s the kind of situation where I think the president needs to respond personally. Lord knows conservatives would have called Obama a weak pussy if it happened while he was president and he said nothing.

      1. Article says they got two of them at least.

        1. I think the ones they arrested were pro-Erdogan American residents there to support him. What I said was in reference to his security detail.

    2. Were these Turks, by any chance, young?

      1. No, but they’re waiting in Istanbul.

        1. Atat?rk-boy.

  14. Hope Scalise gets better. the news yesterday didn’t make it seem that bad but three surgeries.

    1. I imagine the hip is a pretty shitty place to get shot. Probably fucked up some internal organs too.

      1. They’re trying to save his Warboner. If they can’t, he may have to retire form Congress.

        1. I tried to think of a Cialis joke but couldn’t come up with one.

          1. Ci al is will be fine, homey.

  15. Trump’s repetitions of accusations that Qatar supports terrorists will not stop the United States from selling them F-15 fighter jets in a $12 billion deal.

    Really? You’d think you’d want to sell as many of these pieces of shit to them as possible, as punishment.

    1. They get the F-15s in exchange for taking a bunch of F-35s off the Pentagon’s hands. It’s hard to say who this is a better deal for.

      1. Do they need to be airworthy?

      2. Oh shit. I read F-15 as F-35. Ok, strike what I originally said then.

        1. My recollection from flight sims was that the F15 was pretty nice. It’s been a while though, so maybe the simulations include lack of maintenance now.

    1. That is WAY too much links.

    2. TIL: Rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun wrote a 1952 sci-fi story about the colonization of Mars, in which the Martian government was led by a President called “the Elon”.

      1. Time travel is real!

  16. The guns owned by shooter James Hodgkinson were apparently purchased legally.

    It’s going to be sort of fun watching the mainstream Ds beat up the Bern Ward over this.

    1. It seems to me that all forms of sexual gratification would be risky for this chap. Though pain his clearly his pleasure.

    2. Why. Just why.

      1. Seems like an extreme thing to do just to fuck with the TSA.

  17. The guns owned by shooter James Hodgkinson were apparently purchased legally.

    Surprising absolutely nobody, since he had no criminal record or the like.

    As said elsewhere, the only way to “government” around someone like that being armed is to forcibly disarm the entire country.

    Which … ain’t possible.

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