Eclipse Finally Actually Happens, Statues in the News, Judge Shot in Ohio: P.M. Links

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    Oh, hey, did you hear there was a solar eclipse visible across much of the United States today? Apparently lots of folks are talking about it.

  • But there's other news, too! The University of Texas in Austin removed some Confederate statues in the middle of the night. Also, a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore was vandalized overnight. And a guy in Houston, Texas, was arrested for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.
  • Trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family with all their traveling is busting the payroll budget of the Secret Service.
  • An Ohio judge was shot in an apparent ambush attack outside a courthouse Jefferson County. The alleged attacker was killed when the judge and a probation officer returned fire. The judge survived the shooting and was brought to the hospital for surgery. (UPDATE: The Associated Press tweeted that the shooter was the father of one of the football players convicted of rape in Steubenville in 2012)
  • The suspected van driver in last week's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was shot and killed by police today 25 miles west of the city.
  • The White House is prepping for a less-than-friendly reception for Trump for his appearance this week at a rally in Phoenix.
  • Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence. This time the officer apparently self-reported what was done.

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  1. Oh, hey, did you hear there was a solar eclipse visible across much of the United States today?

    More like apoc-eclipse. Am I right, people?

    1. Hello.

      “But there’s other news, too! The University of Texas in Austin removed some Confederate statues in the middle of the night. Also, a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore was vandalized overnight. And a guy in Houston, Texas, was arrested for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.”

      You’re out of your minds if you think it will stop at Confederate symbols. Once that gate opens, the asshole are gonna go straight for blood. Nothing is safe. Just before I heard some guy talk about how the anthem needs to go because Francis Scott Key owned slaves.

      This crap should have all been nipped in the bud. Instead, progressives and their degenerate comrades were enabled and they’ve unleashing their splendid tyranny upon the country.

      1. progressives and their degenerate comrades

        I wouldn’t go so far as calling reason-editors/contributors “degenerates”, yet.

      2. If “America the Beautiful” replaced “The Star Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem, I would be happy.

        1. I’ve yet to hear a worst-case scenario in this panic that sounds bad to me.

        2. And you’d be happy being pressed ganged into the British navy, wouldn’t you. Well not me sir, i say we still owe the Brits a good ass kicking and we should burn down London for what they did to DC. Never forget 8-24.

        3. America the Beautiful blows. Draggy, stupid, and sad. Almost as bad as God Bless the USA. Jesus, even Yankee Doodle Dandy would be better.

        4. I like the Star Spangled Banner compared to other likely options (and other countries’ anthems). The fact that it’s kind of an odd choice makes it interestingly weird. I used to think it was stupid, but I like how the first verse is a question and a run-on sentence.

          Or we could just not have a national anthem. That would be OK too. I don’t think we did officially until the 1930s sometime.

          1. Plus The Star Spangled Banner, at least the first verse, which is the one that’s sung, is secular. It doesn’t get all Protestant with God’s Grace made our mountains and wheatfields extra pretty.

            1. It’s secular and doesn’t try to define or describe the country, which is also good.

          2. If we didn’t have a national anthem, ESPN would have to go back to talking about sports.

      3. Since the cops are so trigger happy, why can’t they apply that to antifa protesters and their pals?

    2. Eclipsemageddon…. massive traffic jams, global warming, human trafficking, sudden onset blindness all way up…

    3. Hey, when Taylor Swift casts shade, she pulls out all the stops.

  2. The University of Texas in Austin removed some Confederate statues in the middle of the night.

    Or was it the middle of the eclipse?

    1. The University of Texas in Austin never had any Confederate statues, comrade. Your assertion that they did makes me think your memory is defective and perhaps we need to get you to a psychiatric facility to have your memory adjusted.

      1. we need to get you to a psychiatric facility

        That’s what the cosmotarian comrades call “harm reduction”. You get sent to the psych hospital for “treatment” rather than the gulag for “punishment”

        1. It’s one of the many reasons it pisses me off when people attempt to discredit others by calling them “Crazy”.

    2. At least its only statues disappearing in the middle of the night, and not people – yet.

      1. Better thin out the progtard herd while it’s still easy to do so.

      2. Someone has never heard of Seth Rich.

  3. Oh, hey, did you hear there was a solar eclipse visible across much of the United States today?

    Raining in MN 🙁

    1. Eh, it was basically like someone turning down the dimmer on the sun.

      1. Where I am we had just enough cloud cover to watch it directly. Looked exactly like a crescent moon.

        Since we know about eclipses so far in advance, it’s kind of hard not to over-hype them. I mean, I’m sure total-total would be neat, but even a 75% (which is what it was in my area) could happen without you even noticing.

        1. Since we know about eclipses so far in advance, it’s kind of hard not to over-hype them.

          I fully understand how ancient man could be moved to blood sacrifice at the sight of an unknown eclipse.

          1. If it were unexpected, I can see how it would be highly disturbing.

          2. Indirect sight, I assume, with their ancient pinhole cameras. Or else they’d all have gone blind.

        2. It was clear here, I just did not have glasses dark enough to cut down the glare to really make out the moon.

          1. I think the clouds really helped – this was my third one, and I’ve never seen one so clearly. Wasn’t the most exciting moment of my year, but it beat analyzing cost spreadsheets for a few minutes.

          2. I had a welding helmet that was dark enough to get a nice sharp view. Pretty cool to see.

            I like the pictures of eclipse shadows on the earth from space. Big black splotch in the middle of all the daytime.

      2. Yeah, not sure about the people having religious experiences about a shadow.

        1. I’m sure it would be pretty neat to see totality. But it’s not like it isn’t anything mysterious or that is difficult for anyone who isn’t a flat-earther to understand.

        2. Yeah, not sure about the people having religious experiences about a shadow.

          I have it upon good authority that your shadow does not believe that you exist.

        3. I did drive to totality. The last 5 minutes as it moves from partial (day) to total (night) is as close to a religious experience as I’ve had. Completely impossible to describe in words and overloads the brain. And it affected crickets (started chirping), birds (stopped flying), a rooster (started crowing), and the slew of dogs (started barking). And once totality hit and the sun turns into a black hole, every human around started whooping.

          I can see why it can become an addiction to scientists – and absolutely frightening/awesome to anyone who doesn’t know what’s happening.

          1. What are your thoughts on small shiny objects?

    2. All day eclipse!

  4. The alleged attacker was killed when the judge and a probation officer returned fire.

    Judge Mike Reardon?

    1. Or was it Judge Dredd?

      1. He has never been overturned, although many have tried.

  5. Also, a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore was vandalized overnight.

    Tony Soprano isn’t going to be pleased.

    1. And they laughed when Trump said Washington and Jefferson were next.

      1. Washington and Jefferson are a foregone conclusion at this point. A bust of Lincoln was vandalized in Chicago. I’m of the DiLorenzo school of thought, so I’m no fan of Lincoln of course, but doesn’t the rest of the country idolize him as the one who freed the slaves and saved the union? Boehm’s statue article was stupid the moment he wrote it, but it’s only going to look more clownishly ridiculous by the day.

  6. Also, a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore was vandalized overnight.

    I have no problem with this.

    1. Would you have a problem if your house was vandalized overnight?

      I mean, assuming it’s not in Baltimore?

      1. What does my home have to do with a statue to a genocidal maniac? Look I’m not for destroying history like some ISIS douche bag BUT there are some historical ASSHOLES who should have never been catapulted into fame in the first place.

        1. Why do you hate tomatoes, and tobacco, and corn, and hot latina chicks and America and…?

          1. That’s categorically backwards. Tobacco makes me look cool. Corn is a super food. Hot chicks of all types are desirable. America is #1 (no sarc)… Tomatoes are for the starving poorz, I loath raw tomatoes.

            1. No pizza, no spaghetti, no ketchup?

              1. Those are the acceptable forms of tomato; it’s the raw and pure form that is better used as compost.

                1. I know how to say fart in tagalog but never knew about banana ketchup.

          2. You can appreciate the ultimate outcomes of history without honoring everyone who made it happen.

        2. Statues of Colombus in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic coming down too? And “Columbus” never set foot in North America.

    2. Attacking Christopher Columbus is anti-Italian bigotry. As an Italian-American, your comments Make Me Afraid and Cause Me Pain. (In fact, I am so afraid that I am hiding under my bed while writhing in pain). Google should ban you from the Internet because of the Hate you are spreading.

      1. Check your Roman privilege.

      2. Referring to such attacks as vandalism stigmatizes people of Vandal descent.

      3. His real name was Colombo and he was from Catalonia.

  7. Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence. This time the officer apparently self-reported what was done.

    “Was that wrong? Should i not have done that?”

    1. If cops were crooked AND smart, we wouldn’t stand a chance. Thank god that’s not the case.

  8. The alleged attacker was killed when the judge…returned fire.

    Dredd?

    1. Somehow this will not count as a defensive use of a firearm.

  9. Breitbart goes after McMaster

    Breitbart News, the media outlet helmed by President Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, published an article on Sunday casting national security adviser H.R. McMaster as soft on Islamist extremism and terrorism.

    Oh snap! The swamp remains undrained!

    1. Don’t fuck with the Cav.

  10. Trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family with all their traveling is busting the payroll budget of the Secret Service.

    If the White House wasn’t such a dump.

    If celebs would stop tweeting their assassination porn.

    If he was small government.

    1. …is busting the payroll budget of the Secret Service.

      It’s a good thing they’re not busting it on Colombian hookers & blow.

      1. ‘Use it or lose it’ budgeting

    2. If you actually read the article, the salary cap per Secret Service person is somewhat low, by modern standards — something like 160,000 / year when it’s not uncommon for professionals to earn six-figure salaries.

    3. I’m sure it’s so much more expensive than what we went through with all the separate lavish vacations the obamas took to Martha’s Vineyeard, and Hawaii, and Europe, etc..

  11. The suspected van driver in last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was shot and killed by police today 25 miles west of the city.

    Give Satan my regards.

    1. He already has the pineapple ready and lubed up.

      1. What’s he use for lube? (Asking for a friend.)

        1. Edward James Olmos’ dead skin.

          1. Should be put in the Caprica Museum.

        2. Horse liniment.

  12. The alleged attacker was killed when the judge and a probation officer returned fire.

    I’ll allow it.

    1. “Order outside the court!”

      1. Objection sustained… blood stained.

        1. WTH? I figured “Motion… dismissed.” was a given.

              1. “Motion denied . . . with prejudice.”

  13. Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence. This time the officer apparently self-reported what was done.

    The self reporting boy scout will get the worst punishment out of all officers involved.

    1. no he won’t, the self reported “re-enactment” is cover, and looks much better than “found video of officer planting evidence” now that the spotlight is on the footage and will likely be looked through to find other examples.

    1. Should have gone with baby Jesus.

      1. Should have gone with the Buddy Christ.

    2. Two links about the eclipse and nothing about human trafficking? Sad!

      1. Oh that’s right, how many people did get whisked away in the dark? I suppose we will never know… Damn ninjas.

    3. That’s about 20 minutes north of where I grew up.

      A 15 foot Jesus statue is fairly subtle for the area.

      1. You must be thinking of this.

  14. The suspected van driver in last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was shot and killed by police today 25 miles west of the city.

    So mark that down: it takes Spanish bullets one week to travel 25 miles.

    1. Even the bullets shrug and say “ma?ana”.

  15. The White House is prepping for a less-than-friendly reception for Trump for his appearance this week at a rally in Phoenix.

    There will be violence on many sides?

    1. Since he’ll be there, they can go back to their old standby of “Trump held a ralley and violence broke out”.

      1. Shouldn’t it be more of, “Trump supporting white nationalists spark violence at rally in Phoenix.”

  16. Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence.

    Krayewski would have used scare quotes.

    1. Baltimore now has a ‘third’ case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence.

      Like this?

      1. Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera “footage” to re-enact the discovery of evidence.

        Like this.

      2. I love how they just take the “re-enact” as truth, and the possibility of planted evidence is not even a thought. I wonder how it would look if they put the same spin on every situation?

        An Unidentified man shot and killed a convenience store clerk before running off with cash from the register, had authorities baffled, until the man self reported that it was just a misunderstanding and that he shot the clerk in self defense. Police are calling it a good shoot and have closed the case.

  17. Buried in this helpful article, How to Spot a Fake Antifa Account is this:

    @AntifaBoston links to its YouTube account, which, in addition to being painfully unfunny, is also a clear giveaway. Here’s a statement it put out yesterday regarding the death of famous comedian Jerry Lewis.

    ha.

  18. (UPDATE: The Associated Press tweeted that the shooter was the father of one of the football players convicted of rape in Steubenville in 2012)

    That’s a weird coincidence.

    1. It’s also the birthplace of Dean Martin. It just keeps getting weirder.

  19. The White House is prepping for a less-than-friendly reception for Trump for his appearance this week at a rally in Phoenix.

    And all the concealed carry means that all will perish.

  20. Also, a monument to Christopher Columbus in Baltimore was vandalized overnight.

    Meh, that’s so 1990s.

    1. But Columbus sailed for Queen Isabella. She abolished slavery, but started the Spanish Inquisition (which no one expected.) Does her statue go down before or after Washington’s?

      1. Perfect opportunity for a death pool.

  21. “the shooter was the father of one of the football players convicted of rape in Steubenville in 2012”

    I’m sure his son will be a top notch citizen when he gets out. Apple-Tree.

  22. Woman spends thousands turning herself into a sex doll

    Moore said: “I want another boob job and probably a tummy tuck. I’m lucky because of my skin I don’t really need Botox. I used to be around a size A, but now my boobs are double F’s.”

    “I’ve still got a long way to go. I’m trying to lose more weight and look even more like a sex doll. I’ve just always liked it when I saw the look on other people. I think it makes me look beautiful.”

    I would rather fuck Janice from The Muppets.

    1. Lots of those muppets are pretty sexy.

      1. Careful – it was a childhood fascination with Camilla that made SIV what he is today.

    2. Janice from the muppets
      Yes you love Taylor Swift. We know

      1. Come on now. Janice actually has some guitar chops.

      2. You stop that right now!

    3. Handy

    4. How can a woman ‘look like a sex doll?’ I thought ‘woman’ and ‘sex doll’ were synonyms?

        1. Link to that story why dontcha?

      1. I thought ‘woman’ and ‘sex doll’ were synonyms?

        You’ve obviously never had a sandwich thrown at you.

    5. Yeah, Janice is hot.

    6. The thing about a doll, it’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a shark’s eyes. When it comes at you it doesn’t seem to be livin’… until she bites you, and those black eyes roll over white.

  23. And a guy in Houston, Texas, was arrested for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.

    Proof that the violence is inherent in the system!

  24. *alleged solar eclipse (cloudy)

    1. Total eclipse buzzkill once Trump speaks later tonight

    1. It’s in “deep storage”…. meaning underground, somewhere… yet to be mined.

      1. It was all converted to Bitcoin years ago.

  25. The suspected van driver in last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was shot and killed by police today 25 miles west of the city.

    Did he drive there from Charlottesville?

  26. KKK leader threatens to ‘burn’ Latina journalist, the first black person on his property

    Why don’t you go back?” Barker said in the interview, which Univision aired Sunday night. “We have nothing here in America, ya’ll keep flooding it. ? We’re going to chase you out of here.”

    “Are you going to chase me out of here?” Calder?n responded.

    “No, we’re going to burn you out,” he said.

    “How are you gonna do it?” she retorted.

    At one point, she asked him how he would burn out the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country.

    “Don’t matter,” Barker said. “We killed six million Jews the last time. Eleven million is nothing.”

    Required: Antifas are bad, too.

    PHEW!

    1. I remember in the 1980s my history teacher claimed the KKK as an organization was largely a joke. Has this status changed?

      1. No, they’re still a joke, just a particularly unfunny-yet-mediapathic one.

        1. I concur with my sockpuppet – they are still a joke, but now they are receiving media attention, so we have to pretend they are scary.

          1. Not to give Mikey a bunch of primo j/o material, but you’re MY sockpuppet, douchebag.

            1. If everyone is a sockpuppet, no one is a sockpuppet.

            2. Which one of you ‘wears’ the other one?

              (Sock puppet is gay slang for lover/bottom, right?)

              1. If anything, we dock, and X is the dockee.

            3. You’re both Tulpa, drop the charade.

                1. Who’s Weigel then?

                  Master of Squirrels, Ads, and Cocktail Party Invites.

                2. Who’s Weigel then?

                  42

                  1. 42

                    Are you attempting to reference the books written by Douglas Adams in this regard, Sir or Madam?

      2. They’re pretty small these days in the big picture and most of them just talk, but from time to time there have been incidents of terrorism or hate crimes from current or former members (and considering their small size, that’s indicative of a much greater propensity for violence than the general population, especially politically/racially motivated violence). I read recently that 2 prison guards who were KKK members were convicted of a murder plot of black inmate.

        1. I would say that any organization built around hate would probably attract members who have a higher propensity for violence.

          1. Reverse causation.

    2. More evidence that “Hispanic” is not a particularly useful term.

    3. A leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Pelham, N.C., called Univision reporter Ilia Calder?n the n-word and threatened to “burn” her while she conducted an interview. (Univision)

      Whoa! Proof this KKK is a total dumbass. If there’s one thing you learn at a young age is you never burn bridges with a Univision reporter.

    4. He was told the interview would be conducted by a Hispanic “woman of color.”

      “And now we’re heading over to a double-wide in North Carolina. We’ll be talking to Cletus ‘Cooter’ Dewhickey about race issues in America. Before the interview, we made a special point to let him know he’d be talking to an ‘hispanic woman of color’, as opposed to an Hispanic white woman. ”

      Way to get the ‘pulse of America’ Univision.

    5. I’m disappointed that at no point did the writer say “Barker barked…”

      In any case, does him claiming responsibility for the holocaust constitute intellectual property theft against the original Nazis?

      1. Cultural appropriation. “We”. Like that dude even has the ambition to try to ‘rise again’.

        1. Hey. He rose to talk to the reporter didn’t he? Don’t make him rise again!

  27. Trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family with all their traveling is busting the payroll budget of the Secret Service.

    Fucking Donald H Trump, leave it to America’s first Asshole in Chief to take a vacation while in office. Bastard.

  28. Following Criticism, Joss Whedon Fan Site Shuts Down After 15 Years

    day after Joss Whedon was criticized as a hypocrite “preaching feminist ideals” by his ex-wife, architect Kai Cole, a popular fan site dedicated to the director has decided to say farewell.

    Whedonesque.com has operated for 15 years, acting as a message board for fans of Whedon’s work, which ranges from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Avengers movie.

    “15 years is a long time and a lot of water has flowed under the bridge,” reads the final post on the site. “But now it’s time to say goodbye. No more threads after this one, we’re closing down.”

    The admins called for donations to organizations that deal with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that Cole wrote in a column for TheWrap that she was diagnosed with after Whedon revealed his multiple affairs during their fifteen-year marriage. After Cole’s post, many online were quick to chastise Whedon, an outspoken feminist that has built a career on strong female protagonists.

    *burns Jayne Cobb hat*

    1. an outspoken feminist

      They misspelled “foot-fetishist.”

    2. Look, if you look like Whedon, you take tail when you’re offered tail.

      1. Personally, any woman that cites ’emotional affairs’ as part of the reason for the breakup is pretty much admitting fault.

        He left for younger, more attractive women? OK. He found a woman who drinks beer, watches pro-sports, and is a good cook? Makes sense. He found *women*, behind your back, that he could emote to and who would understand his frustration and empathize? You’re just not even fucking trying.

        1. Emotional affair means she couldn’t PROVE they were having sex. But I’d bet they were.

    3. She thinks she got PTSD because her husband cheated on her?

      That’s pretty retarded.

      Also, isn’t monogamy a tool of the patriarchy? What’s ‘unfeminist’ about not adhering to monogamy?

      Lastly, Whedon deserves all his suffering, but not because he fucked around, but because he’s a man-hating dipshit.

      1. Bro, separate your entertainment from the entertainer — Top Gun still rules regardless of Tom Cruse’s religious choices. Whedon has made some of my favorite fake universes. I give him a pass.

        *Dons browncoat*

        1. ^ This.

          I was trained in humanities at UC Berkeley 25 years ago, and that training consisted of a good deal of looking at the personal lives and politics of artists in order to determine whether they should be canonized.

          In short, once you start really looking, no one is acceptable, especially artists, and especially especially unusually talented artists, who in my experience are uniformly massive douchebags.

    4. The words to all the songs in Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode ring hollowly in my head.

      1. Even Anya’s bunny verse?

        1. No, there are some things even the Patriarchy cannot destroy with their fetid, disloyal, penises.

        2. The sheer terror-inspiring awfulness that is bunnies can pierce any and all ideological delusion.

    5. If you really want a good laugh, check out the comments in the link on this story at the AV Club–lots of throat-clearing about how “if he’s a serial cheater, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a feminist”.

      Funny how a Christian pastor cheating on his wife makes all Christians the epitome of hypocrisy with this crowd, but Joss “ACKSHUN GRRRRRRRLLL” Whedon gets a pass from these special pleaders.

    6. Gee, an outspoken male feminist is also a womanizer. I am shocked and appalled at this totally unexpected development.

    7. “I let myself love you. I stopped worrying about the contradiction. As a guilty man I knew the only way to hide was to act as though I were righteous. And as a husband, I wanted to be with you like we had been. I lived two lives.”

      This must be why 80% of his writing is quips.

    8. Speaking of directors and ex-wives. This was a pretty good Fey-Pohler joke at a Golden Globes:

      “I haven’t been really following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady [Kathryn Bigelow] who spent three years married to James Cameron.”

  29. Another airline passenger shamed for shoving feet through armrests

    It’s happened again. Again. Yet another person’s space has been invaded on a flight by naked feet poking through the armrests.

    People do this, and people let this happen? This baloney didn’t happen back in my day when everyone dressed up to get on a plane, and a man could light up a cigarette, sip a Scotch, and goose a thankful stewardess as she walked on by.

    Nooooooooooo, now you slobs have your sweatpants and Xanax and dirty feet all over the place.

    1. This baloney didn’t happen back in my day when everyone dressed up to get on a plane, and a man could light up a cigarette, sip a Scotch, and goose a thankful stewardess as she walked on by.

      All jokes aside. We’ve ditched the former for the latter, and aside from goosing the stewardesses, the rest is missed.

        1. In private company, I’d say that goosing the stewardess is missed too, but I have to cuck it up for H&R, as you know.

        2. Nooooooooooo, now you slobs have your sweatpants and Xanax and dirty feet all over the place.

          Oh, you forgot to mention the “Service Chihuahuas”.

          1. They also pack the passengers in like sardines. There’s hardly room to even put your feet on the floor.

    2. Lick them. Problem solved.

      1. Or tickle them.

      2. Grab a toe and twist.

    3. It was a Singapore Airlines flight from Manila to Singapore.

      Ahh, OK.

    4. I would not cause thst problem. Of course, I am tall, so I am fortunate if there is enough legroom so my knees are not pressed into the back of the seat in front of me.

    5. I don’t know about the rest, but I really don’t think too much Xanax is the problem on planes.

  30. Oh, hey, did you hear there was a solar eclipse visible across much of the United States today?

    I saw from VA. It was kinda cool but mostly ‘meh’. Though it was a good excuse to quit working for a half hour.

    1. Everything looks the same as usual where I’m at. Pretty pissed about it.

      1. They’ll be another one in 8 years.

    2. Totality or bust. We saw a total eclipse yesterday, and there was nothing meh about it. Incredible experience.

  31. Baltimore now has a third case of an officer using body-camera footage to re-enact the discovery of evidence. This time the officer apparently self-reported what was done.

    Damn, if only the cops had thought to film a re-enactment of Marlow Humbert’s rapes, Baltimore would be 2.3 million richer.

    1. Although I’m sure filming a re-enactment is better than relying on a dry transcript as evidence, seeing is believing after all. It’s like if you read about Penn sawing Teller in half with a chainsaw you don’t believe it really happened, but if you see it with your own eyes there’s just no denying the reality.

      1. 😎 “The body cam is quicker than the eye!”

  32. And a guy in Houston, Texas, was arrested for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.

    Or as Shackford calls it “social pressure”

  33. And a guy in Houston, Texas, was arrested for allegedly attempting to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue.

    If it had been a Union statue — no problem!

  34. The White House is prepping for a less-than-friendly reception for Trump for his appearance this week at a rally in Phoenix.

    “Peaceful bat-wielding face-covered leftist flower children confront alt-right nazi’s, violence erupts.”

  35. Oh, hey, did you hear there was a solar eclipse visible across much of the United States today?

    And everyone through a wide swath of the country got laid.

    1. And everyone through a wide swath of the country got laid.

      Really?

      1. all that sex trafficking you know

        1. All I did was wander with my dick out in the day-dark. Worked like a charm.

  36. Neo-Maoists participate in struggle sessions to absolve themselves of their sinful lack of melanin.

    Following the events in Charlottesville, Va., the Movement for Black Lives called for white people and non-black people of color to gather and address how they can help dismantle white supremacy.

    The request spurred Indivisible Denver, along with University of Denver professors Erica Chenoweth and Marie Berry, to plan a last-minute workshop. Chenoweth thought it would attract 40 or so people. But on Saturday, the Shorter Community AME Church’s pews, which seat about 1,000, were nearly full.

    “It’s a time when people of privilege have to step up and denounce racism and white supremacy in all of its forms,” Chenoweth said. “This was one tiny action I could take in fulfilling that responsibility.”…

    The workshop was led by white people and was for people who were not black. Organizers said the goal was to avoid putting the onus of education on the black community. The workshop was meant to be an introduction, Berry said. Participants will be given resources so they can self-educate and learn more about the issues.

    “This isn’t the end,” Berry said “This isn’t enough. This is just the beginning of the conversation.”

    “Conversation,” meaning “scold you for not verbally flagellating yourself for being white.”

    1. Following the events in Charlottesville, Va., the Movement for Black Lives called for white people and non-black people of color to gather and address how they can help dismantle white supremacy.

      It’s gonna start with a lot of cuts to government– are we still on board with this idea?

      1. It would be great if such a meeting were held, and the action plan was:

        1) Privatize schools, since public schools aren’t succeeding in educating minority voters.
        2) Virtually eliminate all forms of welfare, including SNAP, M’Caid, and Disability, since those programs have led to the destruction of the black family.
        3) Make affirmative action illegal, as it assumes minorities aren’t competent. In addition, companies and government agencies caught hiring “diversity officers” will be sanctioned for looking down on the ability of blacks to find gainful employment without special considerations.
        4) Eliminate all racial data from US census forms since it only furthers racial divisions.
        5) Remove all “hate crime” laws from the books.

        1. what’s funny is that this list is almost exactly the complete opposite of what they will want to implement.

  37. Ukraine removes all statues of Vladimir Lenin.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/n…..03611.html

      1. I think he was in the Beatles.

        1. I think we’re all bozos on this bus

          1. + 1 Firesign

        2. lame, The Who would never open for Guess Who

      2. shut the fuck up, MJ! V.I. Lenin. Vladimir Illanich Uleninov!

    1. Hopefully, one day Seattle will do the same.

    2. He was pro-slavery.

  38. Total Eclipse: Trump Ignores Pleas of ‘Don’t Look!’ to Stare Directly at the Sun

    “Don’t look,” an aide shouted from the crowd below, in a failed attempt to remind the president not to look directly at the sun.

    He’s not going to let the fake News Media tell him what to do!

    1. Can we finally accept he’s just generally retarded, and not a sinister mastermind bent on world domination with his clever plans within plans?

      1. No. We can not.

      2. As a republican, he can be both

      3. Look, if he can be Putin’s pawn while being a dangerous wacko capable of blundering into nuclear war with Russia, he can certainly be a total doofus and evil mastermind.

        I do wonder if they play a game in the White House each morning before they turn on CNN.

        Donald: OK guys, which is it today? Place your money. I’ve got 20 on “evil mastermind”.

        Ivanka: I had that yesterday and got burned. I’m going with Putin’s puppet.

        Jr: That puppet thing was so last month. I’m going with mentally deficient.

        Melania: Sorry guys, I’m sticking with “secret Nazi”, and I will keep taking your money like I have all week. Get the remote.

  39. The level of hysteria in this country is getting hysterical.

    1. Are you saying that the country needs a hysterectomy?

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