White House Defends Trump Charlottesville Response, 17 Killed in Gunman Attack in Burkina Faso, Antarctic Volcanoes: A.M. Links

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    The White House defended President Trump's remarks in response to violence at a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, where a suspected white nationalist rammed into a group of counter-protesters with his car.

  • At least 17 people were killed when suspected Islamist extremist gunmen opened fire in a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso.
  • An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a café.
  • A deputy prime minister in Australia has found out he may be a citizen of New Zealand, making him the fifth lawmaker in a month to face trouble over potential dual citizenship, which the Constitution prohibits elected officials from holding.
  • A hacker has released the first few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as other shows in a continuing effort to extort HBO.
  • A bot from Open AI, an Elon Musk initiative, defeated one of the best video game players in the world. Musk tweeted over the weekend.
  • Antarctica has more volcanoes than geologists previously suspected, according to a new study.

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  1. The White House defended President Trump’s remarks in response to violence at a white nationalist rally Charlottesville…

    ONLY ONE SIDE ISN’T ALLOWED TO BE VIOLENT.

    1. Hello.

      Everyone has lost their minds edition these links?

  2. A hacker has released the first few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as other shows in a continuing effort to extort HBO.

    NO SPOILE- You know what? Go ahead. We already know Hillary beat him in the primary.

    1. Clearly the biggest news today is that Jon is legitimate.

      1. NO SPOILERS. Too bad Sam isn’t the curious type.

        1. You just said to go ahead! Make up your mind!

        2. Also, don’t invite Sam to your pad. The last three places he was invited to he ran off in the middle of the night after stealing priceless swords, books, or daughter-wives.

        3. From what Gilly told him it is not an obvious connection for Sam to make. There are not very many people alive who know that Lyanna had a baby.

      2. Wasn’t that sort of obvious already? At least that he wasn’t who he thought he was.

        1. As far as we knew, he was still a bastard born out of wedlock. Now he’s the legit son of the crown prince.

  3. Hey, remember when Palin’s Buttplug lost that bet, and claomed he paid it off? And Matt Welch came into the thread and called him a liar! Good times, good times.

    1. Where was this? Being punked out by Matt Welch is almost as bad as being punked out by Nick. That’s got to hurt

      1. It happened after he lost a bet to PlayaManhattan.

        He lied about sending in a money order as payoff, and Matt Welch actually came into the thread and corrected him

        1. I know about the bet- where is the thread where Welch called him out?

          1. In the same location as the thread discussing the bet.

    2. That a lefty troll was called out for the liar they are on Reason, gave Reason some of their street cred back.

  4. A bot from Open AI, an Elon Musk initiative, defeated one of the best video game players in the world.

    Looks like the bot became a top. (Editor’s note: The commenter is very proud of this.)

  5. An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a caf?.

    When in Rome…

    1. Avoid all the garbage on the streets, and the whores on every corner?

    2. Nothing says “We hate Nazi’s” more than Germans beating the shit out of foreigners on the street for offenses against the Fatherland.

      1. Ha! That made me laugh.

  6. Antarctica has more volcanoes than geologists previously suspected…

    Each one doing its part to combat global cooling.

    1. Some volcanic eruptions actually counteract the greenhouse effect by pumping SO2 into the stratosphere (Mt Pinotubo in 1991 being a prime example).

    2. So let me get this straight. Climate science is “settled”, but we don’t even know how many volcanoes there are in Antarctica?

      1. Settled in this case means two things.

        1- Government needs more power to take care of this well established problem

        2- Climate scientists need more money to take care of this well established problem

        It doesn’t get much more settled than that!

  7. …the fifth lawmaker in a month to face trouble over potential dual citizenship, which the Constitution prohibits elected officials from holding.

    If he was more popular no serious one would be looking into it.

    1. The interesting thing is that there was no such thing as an Australian citizen until Australian citizenship was created by the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 which came into force on 26 January 1949.

      When Australia’s Constitution was written, it only recognized British subjects, thus pretty much anyone from Britain or any any British colony or dominion (Canada, New Zealand etc*) could enter and establish residence, vote and run for office. All such people who resided there when the Act came into force became citizens automatically.

      *Non-whites were excluded hence most people from British Africa and India were not welcome.

  8. The number of Democrats who apologized for what Hodgkinson did to Scalise and the Republican baseball team is, what, zero still?

    1. Yea. That’s another one I expect them to take ownership of. Especially if “Unite the Right” is somehow Donalds fault.

  9. Antarctica has more volcanoes than geologists previously suspected, accordng to a new study.

    I’ve never been more embarrassed for a bunch of volcanoes than I am right now. They know that places is like known for being super cold, right?

  10. An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a caf?.

    What if he was trying to shoo away another nazi?

    1. You do that with closed fists.

      1. I imagine that’s how you comment here, as well.

        1. His keyboard is specially designed.

          1. His Indian name is “Types With Closed Fists”.

            1. He doesn’t often play hockey…

              but when he does he wears Gloves of Poise.

              1. Now I’m imagining him skating around a rink covered in Poise pads.

                1. You know what else Eugene always does with closed fists?

      2. You do that with closed fists.

        and punches.

  11. At least 17 people were killed when suspected Islamist extremist gunmen opened fire in a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso.

    Why not just give us the name of the city instead of- Oh, I see.

    1. Any chance to write or say Ouagadougou should not be taken lightly.

  12. The White House defended President Trump’s remarks

    I like when “The White House” and “President” are treated as two distinct entities

    1. No house is going to be MY president.

  13. A deputy prime minister in Australia has found out he may be a citizen of New Zealand

    What a weird kiwincidence

    1. Aussie what you did there

      1. I kangaroontee no one will be able to think of any more puns for this.

        1. I was going to make a similar reference yet I was outback at the time and he beat me to it..

          1. Koala you should be ashamed.

            1. You people should be more aboriginal.

        2. What a croc.

        3. You underestimate how down(under) the commenters here are with puns.

          1. I know. I Canberra stand it sometimes.

            1. Oz gonna stay out of this one.

          2. Puns throw everyone here into a tazMania.

            1. With all these puns, its like were on our own continent, mate.

    2. I like it.

    3. I will be outback trying to see if “I” am a citizen of New Zealand too.

  14. “An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a caf?.”

    Soooo. Germans find their balls to beat an idiot who gives a Nazi salute, but not Muslim refugees raping (and killing) in their streets? All of a sudden, here they believe in humanity and understanding.

    1. Maybe because Islam predates the Third Reich? No, I’ve got nothin’.

    2. Too bad Germans didn’t beat idiots who gave Nazi salutes 84 years ago.

      1. Some of them did–there were large street battles between German commies and German fascists over who was going to control the government. The latter just managed to win out in the end.

        1. Yup and they voted Nazi into the Reichstag.

        2. Gotta wonder what would have happened if the commies won. No WWII as it happened. There might have been a Great Pacific War and then later a nasty hot war between the commies and the West that might have been called the next World War.

          1. Nazis and Commie killed a whole bunch of each other, so there were less to fight the West.

            Of course, WWII allowed the USSR to massively industrialize and US equipment provided them with decent trucks for decades.

            One thing about Europe is war cycles about every 100 years. They really have some old beefs that ignite every so often.

  15. The media continues to mis-identify the Dodge Challenger used to run down leftist riot-participants as a “Charger”.

    1. They have something against Chargers, I guess.

    2. Looks like when it comes to automobiles, they’ve reached their…..

      (dons welder’s goggles)

      …..Vanishing Point.

      1. That joke was a bit of a Rush.

  16. Antarctica has more volcanoes than geologists previously suspected, accordng to a new study.

    The time of the Old Ones draws nigh.

    1. You leave the Baby Boomers out of this, Charles.

  17. A bot from Open AI, an Elon Musk initiative, defeated one of the best video game players in the world.

    Good. When is Activision going to install it in the new Call of Duty WWII? That’s all I care about.

  18. Trump attacks Merck CEO for stepping down from manufacturing council in protest

    https://goo.gl/G9Skwa

    Small hands got his fee-fees hurt and slams the free market in one tweet.

    1. Pay your fucking bet so MATT WELCH DOESN’T HAVE TO CALL YOU A LIAR AGAIN, YOU WHITE TRASH PIECE OF POOR FILTH!!!

      YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE 100 BUCKS FOR A DONATION!!!

      AHAHAHAHHAAHAH

      1. Quit lying you little cunt.

      2. Palin’s Buttplug “I paid my bet off by sending a money order ( wtf? Amscot’s ok with PB apparently) ”

        Matt Welch ” No, you didn’t”

        Ahahajahahahaha

        MATT WELCH PERSONALLY CALLED YOU A LIAR!

        AJAHAJAJAJAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

        1. Where is the link, lying cunt?

          1. AHAHAHAHAJ YOU FUCKING RETARD WE SAW IT!!!

            AHAHAHAJAHAHAHHA

            DO YOU REALLY WANT MATT TO COME AND SHUT YOU UP AGAIN!!!

            AHAHAHAHAHAHAH

            1. You won’t silence me, you little lying cunt.

              I’ve been here over ten years and no one has done that.

              1. NO ONE WANTS TO SILENC YOU YOU MENTALLY ILL PARANOID FUCK!!!

                “I’ve been here over ten years…”

                AND YOU STILL HAVEN’T PAID YOUR BET!!! AND YOU LIED ABOUT IT!!!

                YOU FUCKING LIED ABOUT A CHARITABLE DONATION YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO MAKE WHEN YOU LOST A BET!!!

                WHAT KIND OF PIECE OF SHIT DOES THAT?!?!?

                AND YOU MADE MATT MOTHERFUCKING WELCH COME INTO THE THREAD AND CALL YOU A LIAR!!!

                AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA

                YOU ACTUALLY GOT THE EDITOR OF REASON TO COME INTO THE THREAD AND CALL YOU A LIAR!!!

                AHAHAHAHHAHAHA

                  1. AHAHAHAHAHHA ASK HIM TO PROVE HE PAID!!

                    ASK HIM!!

                    AHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHHAAHAH

              2. “I’ve been here over ten years and no one has done that”

                So Brave.

                1. Actually, I’ve received several death threats from brain-dead conservatives.

                  I was amused.

                  1. I BELIEVE THAT AS MUCH AS I BELIEVE YOU PAID OFF!!

                    PROVE YOU PAID. PROVE IT!!

                    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

                    1. This shit is getting old real quick.

                  2. From Nazis? Nazis are lefty socialists not conservatives.

          2. Heh. PB acting like a disingenuous lefty like he is.

            WE ALL SAW IT.

            1. You’re another little lying cunt.

              If such a statement from Matt existed Trump-tards would have bookmarked it.

              1. This was long before Trump was a pimple on your ass. For a pure libertarian, you are obsessed with playing Team politics.

              2. Most of the people who probably have that link aren’t here anymore.

                Lucky you.

                But you never paid Playa. I’ll take his word for it.

                Liar.

    2. Free market in pharmaceuticals. LOL

  19. The White House defended President Trump’s remarks in response to violence at a white nationalist rally Charlottesville

    They defended them just like they defend every single thing the man says or tweets: by obfuscating.

  20. The White House defended President Trump’s remarks

    I thought his initial remarks were measured and appropriate. What is there to defend? Oh, wait, insufficient denunciation whitey. Because only white people can be racist and only white people who commit violence should be condemned. It is known.

    I am still waiting for media condemnation of anitfa’s (the group that was not permitted to demonstrate) instigation. I won’t hold my breath.

    1. He should denounce terrorism whether it is Muslim scum or white Christian scum. Why can’t he say “Christian (or white) terrorism”?

      1. Because it wasn’t terrorism.

        1. So killing/maiming to further a political goal is not terrorism?

          When Muslims weaponize a car and run down innocents we rightly call it terrorism.

          1. They haven’t done it in the middle of a riot, so maybe a bit different.

      2. IIRC, he made his initial remarks when almost nothing was known except:

        1. Violent clashes in general
        2. One specific case of a car driven into a crowd.

        He condemned all violence and didn’t jump to conclusions without evidence (yes, I know, a first time for that). Do you prefer his usual talking-out-of-his-ass approach?

        1. We will see. GOP Senator:

          Cory Gardner urges Trump to label Charlottesville white nationalists as “evil”

          http://www.denverpost.com/2017…..er-reacts/

        2. Clear terms from Senator Gardner:

          “Mr. President ? we must call evil by its name,” Gardner said in one tweet after the violence that erupted Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”

          In another tweet, Gardner stated: “Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville. This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such.”

          1. So that was an affirmative to my question:

            “Do you prefer his usual talking-out-of-his-ass approach?”

          2. Were there calls to call that Berniebrobot who shot up those ‘Publicans playing ball as evil?

            If I recall, they dropped their heads on that one.

          3. The issue is that, as usual, they wish to ignore what antifa did. The escalation was caused by antifa and, AS USUAL, you see no Democrats saying anything negative about them.

        3. Well, could have said ‘if I had a transgendered child it would look like her!’

        4. Re: Tom Bombadil,

          He condemned all violence and didn’t jump to conclusions without evidence

          It’s like thinking there can be good White supremacists, just like there can be good ISIS fighters. We can’t rush to judgement.

          1. So how is that the President was supposed to know that the driver was a white supremacist at the time he made his remarks? For all he knew, the mob in the streets attacked his car as has happened before and the driver didn’t want to be another Reginald Denny.

        5. Do you prefer his usual talking-out-of-his-ass approach?

          As that is how he speaks with sincerity, yes, that is what people want.

      3. What about white supremacists make them ‘christian’? This is such a bizarre statement, but standard for Leftists who overdose on identity politics.

        1. Shriek hates religion and religious people so much that he feels compelled to take every opportunity to let everyone know how much he hates religion and religious people. Especially when religion doesn’t even enter the picture.

      4. The fact that you threw “Christian” in there belies your bias.

        There is zero evidence so far that there was any religious motive in this.

        Appears to me that the guy was simply a dumbass that got caught up in the moment and rhetoric and lost his temper, but we’ll find out more as time goes on I suppose……

        1. ” but we’ll find out more as time goes on I suppose……”

          Not good enough. Shreek insists we know everything about it already. The science is settled.

      5. He should denounce terrorism whether it is Muslim scum or white Christian scum.

        Or BLM/BAMN/Antifa scum, right? Because these groups are terrorist orgs that have been committing acts of violence towards political ends for some time now. From everything I’ve seen, it appears Antifa showed up and instigated violence. If the demonstration (that was permitted) was allowed to proceed unhindered by opposing groups (that were un-permitted) there would have been only one group of racist assholes as opposed to two+ and there likely would have been no violence.
        And on the violence of the aforementioned group BLM, does Barry or Loretta Lynch have to take any level of responsibility for their violence if Donald is supposedly responsible for the Klan?

      6. Re: Peter Caca,

        What makes white supremacists particularly Christian, P? You can make good points without smearing Christians.

  21. At least 17 people were killed when suspected Islamist extremist gunmen opened fire in a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso.

    Guess I’ll be the first to admit I couldn’t find this place on a map. Actually, it sounds like the name of a high-end restaurant.

    1. The waitresses wear burkinis there and serve chicken wings while you watch camel races.

    2. I think it used to be “Upper Volta”?

      1. Yeah, but they had to change it after The Mars Volta made it big, to avoid confusion.

  22. An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a caf?.

    Apparently they’re super touchy about that now.

    1. You get a Heil Five!

      1. That was… a little bit humorous.

        1. I thought you might have gotten Fuhrer-ious.

          1. Now you’re pushing it.

            1. You know who else crossed the line?

              1. Smiley?

                1. Smiley Smokey?

              2. Marathon runners?

    2. When I was living there in 1985 I once waved bye to a friend and apparently it sort-of came out guess-how and he just laughed and saluted me back. We were so not woke back in those days.

      1. One just has to remind Germans that THEY followed Nazism and AMERICANS put a stop to that nonsense and THEN rebuilt their country.

        Hardly anyone who was an actual Nazi is alive anymore and younger Germans should not be blamed for what their parents and grand parents did. That is unless they think raising one’s hand like a Nazi salute will cause every German to become a Nazi again.

        Kind of reminds me of closet gay people attacking gay people because they think if they don’t they will become gay.

    3. Starting a salute? They must move real fast or he was in slow motion.

  23. An American tourist in Germany was beaten up after allegedly starting to give the Nazi salute outside a caf?.

    “Starting” to give…

    Also, Steve Shives approves.

  24. Rebel Scum?

    These ladies are “All about that Base – No Rebels.”

    (Thanks for the “That Girl “video. I didn’t watch the entire video yet from the part I watched the young woman seems to be a clear thinker)

    1. A thousand thanks for that. The Internet- always making up things I didn’t even know I wanted.

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