Trump Will Announce DACA Decision Tuesday, Hurricane Harvey Second-Most Expensive U.S. Disaster, and Kid Rock Accused of Electioneering Violations: P.M. Links

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    Trump will make a decision on DACA by Tuesday. Many immigration activists are concerned he will end the deferred deportation of immigrants brought illegally to the United States by their parents.

  • Kid Rock is accused of violating federal election laws for teasing his run for the U.S. Senate.
  • Hurricane Harvey is likely to be second costliest disaster in U.S. history, trailing only Hurricane Katrina.
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has a draft letter explaining Trump's rationale for firing former F.B.I director James Comey.

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  1. Trump will make a decision on DACA by Tuesday.

    But feel free to freak out over the holiday weekend.

    1. Hello.

  2. Kid Rock is accused of violating federal election laws for teasing his run for the U.S. Senate.

    Already showing he’s Senate material.

    1. I’m sure that he’ll be immediately disqualified from running.

      1. Only if he runs as a republican.

        1. He should start the ‘Rock Star’ party.

  3. Hurricane Harvey is likely to be second costliest disaster in U.S. history, trailing only Hurricane Katrina.

    I blame price gouging by the Red Cross.

    1. I would like to pitch in by pledging Tony’s organs for harvest, donating the proceeds to Harvey relief. As a progtard, Tony should appreciate the idea of people being charitable based on someone else’s contribution.

  4. Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has a draft letter explaining Trump’s rationale for firing former F.B.I director James Comey.

    A draft tweet?

  5. Many immigration activists are concerned he will end the deferred deportation of immigrants brought illegally to the United States by their parents.

    These are not the best offspring they’re sending us.

  6. A Beating in Berkeley

    Matt Labash wrote an excellent piece about accompanying the “Patriot Prayer” guys in Berkeley:

    A hundred or so masked-up antifa ninjas and affiliated protesters seem to simultaneously turn. It looks like we’ve interrupted al Qaeda tryouts. Joey, Tiny, and Pete all raise their hands high in the air, and flash peace signs, a conciliatory gesture. But nobody here wants peace. Not with fascists on the scene. As Joey nears the barrier, one of the ninjas swings and misses. Then the barrier topples, and they pour over, chanting, “Fascists go home!”

    As I’m reading the action into my recorder, antifa slides around me on all sides, nearly carrying me off like a breaking wave. The boys are about 20 yards off and walk backwards. Pete catches a shot right on his stars’n’stripes dome from a two-by-four and goes down, blacking out for a second. Tiny, trying to protect everybody, pulls him up with his massive Samoan hand and pushes him out of the scrum. The mob ignores Pete, as he’s just an appetizer. Joey is the entree.

    1. First he catches a slap in the head, then someone gashes him with something in his ribs. He keeps his hands up, as though that will save him, while he keeps getting dragged backwards by his shirt, Tiny trying to pull him away from the bloodthirsty ninjas. Someone crashes a flagpole smack on Joey’s head, which will leave a welt so big that Tiny later calls him “the Unicorn.” Not wishing to turn his back on the crowd, a half-speed backwards chase ensues, as Joey and Tiny are blasted with shots of bear spray and pepper spray. They hurdle a jersey barrier, crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Way while antifa continue throwing bottles at them. The mob stalks Joey and Tiny all the way to an Alameda County police line, which the two bull their way through, though the cops initially look like they’re going to play Red Rover and keep them out. No arrests are made. Except for Joey and Tiny, who are cuffed.

      That’s the infuriating section, but the whole piece is worthwhile.

      1. “Fascists go home!”

        And then, rather than going home, the fascists beat the shit out of Joey, Tiny, and Pete.

      2. That’s fucked.

        How long until these shits attack someone who is armed and starts shooting them? Seems like it would be justifiable self-defense. The reporting on that would be interesting. Probably not in a good way.

      3. A lot of respect to Joey Gibson–he’s clearly been marked for elimination by Antifa, and he doesn’t even bother resisting their violence against him. If they end up killing him one day, they’ll have made a martyr out of him.

        The best part of Antifa being declared a terrorist organization is that the investigation into them started during the Obama administration.

      4. Tiny, trying to protect everybody, pulls him up with his massive Samoan hand and pushes him out of the scrum.

        Samoan? A fascist Samoan? Did I read that right?

      5. A few people I know talk about Antifa like they’re “the good guys” because they’re “anti”-fascist.

        The thing is, the enemy of your enemy is not your friend. That is a fallacy.

        Stalin was “anti fascist”. Is he a good guy?

        One way I look at it is this:

        If the ‘nazis’ are a gang, then Antifa is not the cops, or even good citizens taking matters in their own hands. They’re just a rival gang.

      6. Just read the whole thing. Good piece. Makes me want to barf.

        1. I do hope that it inspires a decent amount of media members to change how they cover antifa.

      7. And yes, good article. Just read the whole thing.

      8. So the white antics attackers beat up a bunch of minorities at a peace march? Fuck the local authorities, cal the FBI over this hate crime.

        Also, see if Tony has an alibi. I’ll bet he’s up for beating on minorities. the racist piece of garbage.

  7. Thanks to inflation, wouldn’t every new hurricane basically be the most expensive ever?

  8. Wait, Does Warner Bros. Really Expect Leonardo DiCaprio to Play the Joker?

    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. is hoping to use the director’s longstanding relationship with the Oscar-winning actor as a bit of catnip to lure DiCaprio to the project. This particular rumor, like anything so juicy, comes with a sizable caveat.

    “There’s no offer for DiCaprio, and sources say Scorsese’s deal to produce isn’t even done yet,” T.H.R. notes. “The chances of landing DiCaprio could be slim to none. But the attempt in itself sends a signal to talent that Warners wants to hire serious filmmakers to make serious films.”

    Jokers ranked: Romero, Nicholson, Ledger, Leto.

    1. Mark Hamill?

    2. I have nothing against Leto, but his Joker was pretty one note. While in his defense he didn’t have much to work with, it’s going to be tough to follow Ledger in the DC cinematic universe (or whatever they call it).

      1. I think Leto will be fine in a film where he has an expanded role, and more script to work with.

  9. Britschgi?

    BRITSCHGI!!!!

  10. These are the most dangerous sex positions

    Doggy

    HER: “Fast thrusting may cause friction, leading to soreness. It can also put a strain on the woman’s back if he puts his full weight on her.”

    HIM: “The man is also susceptible to injury if the action is too fast and his manhood slips out and hits her pubic area.”

    SAFETY ADVICE: “Go slow and use a firm mattress.”

    Not listed: standing in a hammock.

    1. The most dangerous sex position is always the one where her husband comes home early in the middle of it.

      1. Always hated that one.

    2. Also, if you’ve never injured yourself while fuckin’, you might as well be a virgin.

      1. OR MAYBE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING.

        1. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, “if you’re not running the risk of getting hurt, you’re not doing it right.”

    3. It can also put a strain on the woman’s back if he puts his full weight on her.”

      Huh?

      HIM: “The man is also susceptible to injury if the action is too fast and his manhood slips out and hits her pubic area.”

      HUH?!! That’s called enthusiasm. Ok, which millennial wrote this article?

      1. That can be called a “penile fracture”, which sounds excruciating

        1. Penile Fracture was my nickna…

        2. Even the bend ain’t no picnic.

    4. Rough standing doggy is awesome. the faster and more violent the better.

  11. Gun pulled in fight between back to school shoppers at Walmart in Michigan

    I’m as pro 2a a guy as they come, and the key word I used is “guy,” because apparently a woman’s emotions overtake her rational thoughts.

    1. The only reason my wife won’t let me have a gun in the house is because she’d, and i quote, “definitely shoot some motherfuckers with it.”

      1. Your Flesh Light doesn’t qualify as a “wife”.

    2. A gun was pulled after two pairs of women fought over the last notebook on a shelf at the Novi Towne Center Walmart on Monday afternoon, according to local media reports. Wochit

      Bitches with guns. An not a high heel to be seen.

  12. We’re rapidly approaching the greatest time of all: the time when all the muffuletta mommas clock out for the weekend.

    And it’s a holiday weekend too, so SCORE!!’

    1. I don’t even understand this complaint.

      1. muffuletta mommas

        I wonder if Mikey ever wonders how people can tell he’s retarded.

      2. Not a complaint. It’s like the victory screech of an old wino who discovers a final nugget of sterno in the bottom of the can.

        Mikey’s probably stocked up on slim jims and mountain dew, and will spend the next sleepless 72 hours spamming Reason and looking at porn.

        1. It does sort of seem like he’s bragging about the complete absence of love, hobbies, etc. from his life.

        2. 72 hours spamming Reason and looking at porn.

          Careful here. That could be pretty much any regular commenter.

  13. Johnson High School teacher accused of having sex with student

    An arrest warrant affidavit said she told investigators they eventually began having a sexual relationship which continued for more than a year, ending last weekend.

    The affidavit said Padilla bought clothing, food and a cell phone for the boy and often allowed him to stay at her home.

    I’d toot her, if you know what I mean.

    1. Oh lord, is that still in the video her?

      1. Yeah, she’s definitely guilty of a crime.

        1. GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!

          Lord, the PTSD after that.

  14. Hurricane Harvey is likely to be second costliest disaster in U.S. history, trailing only Hurricane Katrina.

    How much it costs is probably less important than how much YOU are going to end up on the hook for paying for it.

    FEMA was only created in 1979. As recently as 2000, the feds contributed relatively small amounts for hurricane recovery to supplement state, local and charitable efforts. … Pre-Katrina in 2005, the federal contributions were remarkably small: Of about $2 billion in losses from Lili in 2002, the feds covered only about 7%; of about $8 billion from Isabel in 2003, the feds covered about 18%; of about $21 billion from Charley in 2004, the feds covered about 10%; and so forth…

    …The losses from Katrina were in the range of $160 billion…By the time it was over the feds had paid about $115 billion, or some 72% of all losses.

    And once that had happened, why should anybody else with a natural disaster on their hands settle for a federal contribution of a lousy 10 or 20 percent? ….with Sandy …New York and New Jersey put on a full court press to squeeze every possible dollar out of the feds. According to the CNN chart, the feds paid almost $60 billion, some 80% of around $75 billion in losses from that storm

    1. Weird, i thought it was rain.

      1. I’m impressed with how quickly you can log out of Crusty, log in with Citizen X and comment.

  15. Taylor Swift video director mocks Kim and Kanye: They ‘were pro Trump’

    Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video director, Joseph Kahn, took a shot at Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West on Twitter late Thursday, claiming the reality star and rapper had been “pro Trump” in the past.

    Kahn responded to a tweet from Newsweek that read, “Kim Kardashian West slams Donald Trump: ‘My daughter would be better’ as president.”

    “Pfft. She and Kanye were pro Trump until I wrote Pfft,” Kahn replied.

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    1. Damn she got annihilated!

  16. Kid Rock is accused of violating federal election laws for teasing his run for the U.S. Senate.

    I read the linked article and if everything is true, there is no 1st amendment in this country.

    1. There’s no First when it comes to politics because money talks and nobody wants to hear it. Or at least not anybody who lacks money but doesn’t lack for cadres, unions and community outreach organizations and the like. Who needs money if you’ve got astroturf?

    2. Did anyone tell Kid Rock that there was a Cap3sign Finance Law 101 class he needed to take?

  17. “Hurricane Harvey is likely to be second costliest disaster in U.S. history, trailing only Hurricane Katrina.”

    Please discount for inflation, land value increases land values in the TX littoral compared to the LA parishes.
    Then we’ll see.

  18. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has a draft letter explaining Trump’s rationale for firing former F.B.I director James Comey.”

    Uh, OK.
    Anybody still fantasizing that Trump canoodled with the Russkis to sink the hag, or is that one of those ‘old news’ things?

  19. Oh man I sure hope kid rock’s political career isnt gonna die on the vine. I mean Donald trump being president is pretty stupid, but come on America. We can do stupider. On a totally unrelated note, Its probably not a good sign if the best thing that can be said about your music career is that you aren’t Fred Durst.

    Im

  20. If you catch someone robbing a bank, you can use prosecutorial discretion to let them go, but you don’t let them keep robbing the bank.

    With DACA, you’re going to just keep letting them rob the bank. If a normal person did that, they might call them an accessory.

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