Trump Headed to UN Summit, Hurricane Maria Headed Toward Caribbean, Alec Baldwin Wins Emmy For Trump Impersonation: A.M. Links

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  • United Nations

    President Trump heads to his first United Nations summit in New York.

  • Hurricane Maria is following the same path as Irma, headed toward the Caribbean and increasing in strength.
  • Riot police broke up a protest in St. Louis over a cop acquitted of murder they said turned violent after dark.
  • Human Rights Watch is calling for sanctions against Burma for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
  • Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.
  • A six-person research team ended eight months of isolation in a Mars-like habitat in Hawaii.

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  1. Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.

    So really Trump won an Emmy.

    1. Something he couldn’t do when he hosted The Apprentice.

    2. Hello.

      I can just imagine the virtue signalling during the Emmys.

      Oof.

    3. Rich, self important, drug addled lefties giving awards to one another to boost their self esteem. Yeah, I need to watch that and care about it.

      1. People at your work don’t get together once a year to pat each other on the back, sip champagne in tuxedos, hand each other trophies, and ruminate on the hellscape that is the US political system? Man, where do you work?

        1. Yours only does it once a year?

        2. I’m just a small child in the asbestos mine.

          1. Get back to work. I’m not paying 50 cents a ton to type comments online.

      2. Rich, self important, drug addled lefties giving awards to one another to boost their self esteem. Yeah, I need to watch that and care about it.

        You just know it’s one of Nick Gillespie favorite events of the year.

        1. Never change, Simple Mikey. Wait – actually, do.

          1. You change, idiot.

            1. You phoned that one in. Sad!

    4. “You are worthress Arec Barwin!”

  2. A six-person research team ended eight months of isolation in a Mars-like habitat in Hawaii.

    Saying: “We have to go back”.

    1. I think it would work better if they put the habitat in Newark New Jersey, the team would not want to get out early

      1. They didn’t want to get out early, but Cory Booker ran in and carried them all out!

    2. It’s not really Mars-like unless it’s 70 below. The next eight months should be spent in Canada.

  3. A six-person research team ended eight months of isolation in a Mars-like habitat in Hawaii.

    While twelve Martians ended eight Terran months of simulated beaches and volcanoes and liberalism in a Hawaii-like simulation on Phobos.

  4. President Trump heads to his first United Nations summit in New York.

    The worst takes on this summit should be rounded up in a special “Summitiot wrote this” segment on this week’s 5th.

  5. Riot police broke up a protest in St. Louis over a cop acquitted of murder they said turned violent after dark.

    Are we sure it wasn’t protest police breaking up a riot?

  6. Emmys: Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss and More Stars Wear ACLU Ribbons on Red Carpet

    The Emmys red carpet provides an opportunity for stars to make a statement. This year, several stars donned ribbons to support the American Civil Liberties Union.

    1. “Who doesn’t want to wear the ribbon?!”

      1. +1 Kramer finished the walk.

    2. The Emmys red carpet provides an opportunity for stars to make a statement.

      You mean VIRTUE SIGNAL

      1. Finnally, once a year, they have the opportunity to tell us what they thinl.

        1. And to demonstrate why it is wiser for them to have intelligent people script every word they say for them.

          1. Plus people to tell the where to stand, what to wear, what makeup and hair style to have and even the exact time and place they should arrive and leave the set.

      2. Who cares? They are just actors, not deep thinkers.

      3. There may have been good reason that in the past the acting profession had the social status of prostitutes.

        1. There should be a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen: “Actors, not real people”.

  7. Hurricane Maria is following the same path as Irma, headed toward the Caribbean and increasing in strength.

    The Church of AGW’s secret prayers have finally been answered.

    1. Scientists have warned us for years that the Sea Gods are angry. I guess we should have listened.

      1. Alright, somebody put that treasure back where you found it…

    2. Anyone see deGrasse’s statements on cnn.com? Hoo boy.

      1. I don’t seem to have forks sticking out of my eyeballs, so no.

  8. The Great ESPN Pile-On

    This is how America rolls in 2017. We howl about things that people type on the internet, chase each other around with virtual chain saws, and then demand their jobs. It’s like we’re all working for some blood-lusting human resources department. Ending someone’s career is the frothy apotheosis of the internet rage machine. I’d argue it’s a new national pastime.

    Excellent.

    But there are a couple of larger threads in this ESPN saga that continue to drive me batty:

    “ESPN is shrinking because of left-wing bias.” You can get a nice bit of attention for yourself right now by loudly banging garbage cans lids together and claiming liberal bias is what’s causing ESPN’s subscriber declines. I don’t doubt there are people who are watching less ESPN because of commentary or personalities they don’t like?I’d rather be nibbled to death by chipmunks than forced to endure multiple episodes of the argu-tastic “First Take.” But to pin the subscriber drop trend on bias willfully ignores a much broader revolution in viewing habits currently underway. I can’t say it more loudly: cable viewers are not cutting the cord merely on ESPN?they’re cutting it entirely. It’s a massive technological and behavioral shift from which no segment of the entertainment industry is immune.

    agreed.

    1. Yes, agreed, these two snippets are very good

      1. Trump, however, can really stick it to his foes by advocating for a la carte pricing on cable and having the FCC do away with bundled pricing. My mom opposes this, but as I remind her, she is forced to pay for ESPN whether she likes it or not.

        1. Trump reducing the role of the federal government out of revenge or spite would be an interesting development.

        2. And ESPN is by far the most expensive channel out there.

        3. I would figure out a way to vote for him 6 times if he did that.

        4. advocating for a la carte pricing on cable and having the FCC do away with bundled pricing. My mom opposes this

          Seriously? A la carte pricing for cable is as free market as you can get. Most people will admit they bought their packages for maybe 3 or 4 specific channels at the most and rarely, if ever, watch anything else in the bundle. A la carte pricing would provide us with a far more accurate picture of how popular a lot of these channels really are, it might even gain the cable companies some of their customers back.

          1. It’d also drive ESPN into bankruptcy, since they force all providers to give them a percentage of every customer’s bill, whether they actually have their channel or not.

      2. It doesn’t bother any of you that this sudden interest in divorcing employee social media commentary from the brand the employee represents to the public happened with a left wing rather than right wing personality? You think this turnaround – if there is one – will hold when it’s some conservative dipshit spouting off on liberal institutions? There’s value in my opinion to pointing out double standards.

        1. No, a right winger will be strung up regardless.

          1. They’ve already strung up the right-wingers. See Schilling, Curt.

        2. You think this turnaround – if there is one – will hold when it’s some conservative dipshit spouting off on liberal institutions?

          Like Travis pointed out, ESPN already showed their hand by firing Schilling. I’m with John’s observation that Hill probably did this for a ratings boost, since SC6 is one of the Worldwide Leader’s more worthless offerings and she probably would have been out of a job in the next year if things didn’t pick up. Now if she’s let go, she and the rest of the BLM claque can scream “DAS RAYCISS” because they’ll claim that ESPN cowed to public pressure over her statements, instead of the fact that very few people are watching her shitty news show.

          1. ESPN already showed their hand by firing Schilling

            Not to defend Schilling, but what he did and what Hill did were different, plus he was given warnings. However, ESPN is certainly not consistent about how they go about disciplining their personnel.
            I’m with John’s observation that Hill probably did this for a ratings boost

            Why would you give her that much credit?

            1. Why would you give her that much credit?

              I’m just presuming that, given she probably hangs in the same media circles as Colbert and the SNL gang, she’s observed the ratings boosts they’ve gotten by going full TDS and is simply following suit. You could be right that she isn’t nearly that clever, though, and was merely lashing out.

          2. How hard is it to hire commentators that aren’t an embarassment? None of the sports channels I do watch have this problem.

            1. How hard is it to hire commentators that aren’t an embarassment?

              Hill – and many others like her – are interchangeable, vacant, talking heads similar to whomever fills time on cable news shows. She is an intellectual zero who is only kind of something because she is on ESPN, and will soon be nothing whenever she leaves ESPN. No one actually gives a shit about her or her opinions. She doesn’t have a legion of fans. She isn’t an interesting, witty, or creative thinker. The drama surrounding her probably won’t even increase her ratings because the show she is on is pointless drivel.

              So, to answer your question: it isn’t hard, which is why she is on television, because her and that fluffy tool she shares a show with are nothings. You and I could replace her tomorrow and if this drama didn’t surround her no one would even notice.

          3. Like Travis pointed out, ESPN already showed their hand by firing Schilling.

            But Bee Tagger has been arguing that it’s a good thing that the storm has perhaps blown over and we’re no longer letting the few loud and proud outrage enthusiasts dictate who should have a job and who shouldn’t (and it just happened to happen with someone like Hill). If that’s the case, then fine, it would be nice if Twitter’s perpetually aggrieved got a little less power. We’ll see if it’s the case the next time someone at ESPN spouts off against a progressive sacred cow.

            1. I don’t have a problem with pointing out the hypocrisy and there’s nothing wrong with holding the left to their own standards, but we should do so with the understanding that the cornerstone of their philosophical MO for decades now has been to shift the goalposts. You’ll probably get more traction with moderates by using this as yet another example in a long line of generally infantile, reflexively contrarian political behavior. Show that you literally cannot win with these people and normies/moderates are going to be less likely to accept arguments like Hill’s at face value.

              They’ll already understand that partisans are always going to be hypocrites–the key is showing that there’s no counter-argument you can make that will be deemed as legitimate by the left, because the left plays the political equivalent of Calvinball.

    2. That is largely true. The left-wing bias isn’t helping ESPN and is probably hurting them to some degree but it is not the root of their problem. The root of their problem is that while people still like to watch sporting events, they are less willing to buy cable to do so. And cable or no, they have no desire to watch endless hours of two people yelling at each other. Even if I agreed with ESPN’s politics, I still wouldn’t care what people like Jamele Hill have to say about sports.

      ESPN needs to go back to just broadcasting sports with a few nightly highlight shows interspersed. Bring back tractor pulls and Austrailian rules football if necessary. You really can’t overstate how badly they screwed up letting Fox get the rights to Euro Soccer. The thing about Euro soccer is that the weekday games happen in the daytime in the US. So, owning the rights allows you to have desirable live programming during weekdays instead of Jamele Lebotard afro Cuban review.

      1. ESPN needs to go back to just broadcasting sports with a few nightly highlight shows interspersed

        People have the internet for highlights, which is one of ESPN’s problems. Their old business model doesn’t work, so they have been trying to do what cable news does – talking heads vomiting pointless opinions about nothing over and over – to fill time.

        It will be interesting to see how their stand alone streaming service does next year. I figure it will do well, especially when older folk learn what streaming actually is, but the fact that it is taking them this long to figure out a way to reach the cord cutters is telling.

        1. Their highlight shows still get decent ratings. They have just watered down their brand. Creating ESPN News was a big mistake. If highlights are on all of the time, there is less reason to watch your flagship show. I still think Sports Center can offer value that people will watch. You just can’t have it on all of the time and it has to be a serious highlight and analysis show like it used to be. Go back to giving hard news and analysis.

          1. Yeah, I don’t get why they went away from highlights. They assume we’ve already seen them? Where?

        2. If you live in an area were the cable company is the only broadband provider, they basically charge you for the cable subscription whether you get it or not, so there’s less incentive to cordcut.

          1. The fragmentation of digital streaming services is not helping either. If you end up having to get Netflix + Hulu + You Tube Red + Amazon Prime + Whatever Disney is coming up with + …

            Pretty soon you’re better off just having the cable subscription.

            1. Pretty soon you’re better off just having the cable subscription.

              It depends on the person. I agree that in 2017 cord cutting isn’t for everyone, but for many – including yours truly – it is desired. Plus, it is much easier to end a subscription for a streaming service than it is to end a cable subscription. Additionally there is a reason Time Warner and other cable companies have started streaming services similar to SlingTV’s streaming service.

            2. You can’t reallu lump on Prime, because most people don’t get it for the content. If you add up the other ones, and throw in HBO, it is still far less than a cable subscription.

            3. I have Sling, Netflix and HBO Now, with Amazon more for the shipping break, as I get most everything off Amazon. I pay far less per month than I would for the most basic package of cable/satellite in my area, for FAR better services.

          2. Those companies are f—–g shady cartels. I can’t drop HBO because they tell me my rate would “go up”. WTF? Meanwhile, they advertise fantasy rates that are only good for new customers, while they treat they loyal customers like s–t.

            And you mention the ridiculous proliferation of “streaming” nonsense below – that is not an alternative I am at all interested in either.

          3. If you live in an area were the cable company is the only broadband provider, they basically charge you for the cable subscription whether you get it or not, so there’s less incentive to cordcut

            No, you can get the internet connection without the cable TV package–I did it for several years. They’ll offer bundles as an incentive, but even with their price structures I still paid less on my cable bill after I dropped the TV package. The only exception might be if you have a basic package that provides you the over-the-air channels plus a few extras like TBS and Discovery Channel, in which case dropping the TV package doesn’t really save you much.

            1. In my area, at least, the internet only package is ~80% the cost of internet + cable package.

        3. One of the more interesting theories is that ESPN effectively died as a channel when they brought out the ticker at the bottom of the screen. When you can see the score you care about, watching ALL of SC becomes less necessary and, thus, less done.

        4. ESPN needs to just fill up the clock with broadcasts of really oddball sports, like the Ocho. I’d tune in to watch the Squirrel Waterskiing Championships!

      2. I’m surprised anybody watches those shows – I sure as hell don’t. I watch the sports event of my choice and then the I immediately change the channel. There are one or two good soccer analysis shows on BeIN but they’re not politicized at all.

        1. The Men in Blazers or whoever they are are great. I can’t stand soccer but will watch them occasionally because they are so funny.

          1. Yes, they are great. Also not on ESPN.

          2. If liberals started hating on soccer, would you start enjoying the most loved sport in the world?

            1. No. It is not that I hate soccer so much as I have no rooting interest in it and thus don’t care. There is nothing innately interesting about any sport. The only thing that makes it interesting is having a rooting interest. And if you don’t grow up around a sport, it is very hard to develop a rooting interest in it. I didn’t grow up around Soccer the way I did other sports, so I have never developed any kind of attachment to the teams that play it. Without that, I have no rooting interest and thus can’t find it interesting, except once every four years if the USMNT gets in the world cup. Soccer is for me no different than swimming or hockey; a sport I can only care about when national pride gives me a rooting interest.

              1. Understandable, John. I really only get excited about soccer around World Cup time as well.

                1. There is something oddly appealing about going to an EPL bar and drinking beer on a Saturday morning. I enjoy that sometimes. But that is just because it is nice to have an excuse to drink beer in the morning not because I am really into the soccer.

              2. The only thing that makes it interesting is having a rooting interest. And if you don’t grow up around a sport, it is very hard to develop a rooting interest in it.

                And when you get down to it, the popularity of soccer in places like the Pacific Northwest has more to do with it being considered a fashionable attachment by lefty hipsters who see themselves as sophisticated, cosmopolitan “citizens of the world” than it does with any real attachment to the sport itself. It’s just cultural community signaling–“I’m not like those rubes who only enjoy football or baseball. My favorite sport is the ‘futbol,’ BIGOT!” If basketball was the most popular sport in the world, they’d demonstrate the same shallow loyalties because their natures are essentially rootless.

                It’s a given that soccer will be more popular throughout the world than other sports because that popularity grew organically the way baseball and football did here. The same can’t really be said for soccer’s popularity, which has always felt more forced than spontaneous.

                1. Oops, “the same can’t be said for soccer’s popularity in the US,”

                2. But soccer has long been a very popular sport to play (especially for children) in the US. I’ve thought it was a bit strange that it never became more popular as a spectator sport. Probably because it’s fucking boring and nothing ever happens (and I’m someone who enjoys playing and occasionally watching soccer).

                  1. Probably because it’s fucking boring and nothing ever happens

                    And yet baseball exists.

                    1. I like baseball. At least they bothered to come up with something other than another variation on running up and down a field with a ball.

              3. No, some sports are innately interesting to individuals. They then tend to develop rooting interests because their att’n was already attracted.

                I like American football as a game in itself. So I got involved w coaching children’s teams. I had no reason to be interested in these children’s teams until I got involved, but I got involved because I liked football, period. I like children too, but that just makes the environment more pleasant.

              4. The only thing that makes it interesting is having a rooting interest.

                I must be some kind of weirdo. I rarely have a rooting interest when watching sports. I actually like to see the people playing/competing. Which is probably why I’m generally more interested in individual sports and sports that really show off remarkable athleticism.

      3. I would never pay for ESPN.

        Why? To sit down looking for some peace of mind only to listen to sanctimonious ignoramuses tell me I’m racist?

        Fuck that.

        I’ll digest my sports intake through different means and channels.

        1. Most of the sports I watch aren’t even on ESPN. Just the occasional MLS or USMNT game. I don’t watch football, baseball, or basketball. If I could cut it, I would do so in a second.

        2. If you love sports, but don’t need anything more than the games themselves, firstrow is the way to go.

          But you damned sure better have some adblocker in place.

      4. I’d argue, with no politics at all, the shows are just terrible. Politics does not make it better…but SC6 is terrible. Not because Hill and Smith are partisans…it’s because they are tedious bores.

        1. I haven’t watched SC6, but I saw His & Hers a few times and while I didn’t mind them, they always seemed to be discussing sports like they were debating the North Korean nuclear program or something like that. It’s friggin’ sports, people!

          I really don’t care that much about the Colin Kapernick story, but he’s definitely not Jackie Robinson. I mean, get a grip.

      5. Lebotard afro Cuban review

        Username available.

      6. Jemele Hill isn’t on in the afternoon. Lebatard is on ESPNU, is off the air by 1pm and is regularly pre-empted by live sporting events.

        1. It was a joke. The “Hill Lebotard Afro Cuban Review” is not a real show nor did I intend to imply it was. Though, I do like that as a username.

          1. That would be a pretty good name for a literary magazine.

    3. Doi.

      And other obvious observation: Producing content for 18 hours of every day is tough, especially when you had expanded to half a dozen channels.

    4. On the other hand, she’s a woman, so why is anyone taking her seriously with regard to men’s sports anyway? I mean, I’m all for women’s lib but come on.

    5. There is something to the notion that cable pricing, and sports entertainment prices have hit a point beyond which the market is willing to bear. Rhat woukd ve an argument against becoming overly political and giving a major slice of the potential audience another reason to be annoyed.

    6. ESPN is on the decline because millennials don’t like sports, can’t afford cable, and all the on-air talent left, replaced by empty suits and loud mouths.

  9. Human Rights Watch is calling for sanctions against Burma for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

    Are we calling it attempted Genocide yet?

    1. Not sure why we should give a shit.

      Reeks of the usual “Muslim minority is a dick for decades and finally get smacked down”.

      If they are the “victims” of a genocide, it is truly not our concern. Let the world police itself.

      1. Yes, our only options are to send in the troops or not talk about it at all.

      2. Let the world police itself.

        Whut?

        1. In the same way that life is the universe’s way of knowing itself, the USA is the world’s way of policing itself.

      3. Wow. I’m not big on playing libertarian purity games, but justifying genocide because you don’t like the victims’ religion crosses the line IMO. What an utterly disgusting sentiment.

        And for the record, no one here was talking about the US sending in troops.

        1. I may be more of a classical liberal than a proper libertarian, but I’d imagine that justifying genocide falls just a wee bit outside the NAP…

      4. “Muslim minority is a dick for decades and finally get smacked down”.

        Do you actually know anything about the Rohingya, or did you just see the word “Muslim” and decide that every one of them deserves any violence that comes their way?

  10. Riot police broke up a protest in St. Louis over a cop acquitted of murder they said turned violent after dark

    The way this sentence reads, it’s the acquitted cop who turns violent after dark, which makes sense.

    1. The murder was dark, and full of violence.

      1. You sure the cop wasn’t what turned dark?

      2. But was it a stormy night?

  11. Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.

    Playing a pompous blowhard must have been a real stretch for Alec Baldwin.

      1. It’s funny. I do like his acting abilities. The right material and the right director can make for a memorable performance.

        1. Glengarry Glen Ross. ’nuff said.

          1. Emmys are for closers?

      2. Haha, I was expecting the voicemail where Alec goes apeshit yelling at his 11 year old daughter.

    1. He called his 10-year-old daughter a thoughtless little pig! Holy moly!

  12. ‘Proud to be Mexican’: Meet the baby whose huge image gazes over the border

    The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border.

    The expression is playful but his scale ? 65ft ? dwarfs the fence, making it look puny and eminently climbable.

    JR, a French visual artist, unveiled the monumental photo last week on the outskirts of Tecate, a Mexican town bordering California.

    The installation has become a tourist magnet amid renewed focus on Donald Trump’s proposed border wall to block purported would-be immigrant hordes.

    1. If you’re proud to Mexican, stay in Mexico and try to make it better. I am as pro-immigration as one can get, but these people are fucking obnoxious and I don’t blame people who resenting them. If you voluntarily move here, you are no longer Mexican. You are American. That’s how my immigrant grandparents were raised. That’s the only way immigration works.

      1. My God the grammar in that was appalling. On my cell phone. You get the gist…

        1. ^This with better grammar.

      2. Just for your information: Your idea that someone can’t be proud of their country and also voluntarily move doesn’t sound like “pro-immigration as one can get.”

    2. I’m not sure someone from France has standing to criticize the immigration policies of the US. We don’t isoloate ours in ghettos and treat them like garbage.

      1. Don’t forget surrender their country to the Germans, form a collaborator government in Vichy, and do the German work for them and ship off Jews to never return.

    3. The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border.

      Probably all the government-provided meals he’ll get at the public school so his madre doesn’t have to bother feeding him herself.

  13. President Trump heads to his first United Nations summit in New York.

    Calling the UN a dump and forcing everyone over to Trump Tower.

    1. I wonder how the “I hate Trump because he grabs women by their pussies'” brigade handles the reality of what the UN does to women all of the time. Trump didn’t trade food for sex with starving women.

      1. You forgot about UN troops having sex with kids. Big scandal years ago.

      2. Trump didn’t trade food for sex with starving women.

        Liar! I clearly remember him taking lots of models to restaurants back in the 90s.

        1. Those women may have been thin, but they weren’t starving.

      3. So, just to clarify. You are saying what Trump did was bad, but what the UN does is worse?

        1. I’m saying Trump is a loud-mouthed boor.

          The UN is evil.

    2. Trump and hurricane Jose are both headed to NYC. Coincidence?

  14. Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.

    The Emmys — where “incredibly creative and intelligent people” reveal that they never get tired of the same joke and comment being made over and over, ad infinitum.

    I didn’t watch it. I would never claim I missed it.

    I wonder if anybody notices the irony that the “misogynistic” Trump never called HIS daughters rude, thoughtless pigs who lack the brains and decency of a human being.

  15. President Trump heads to his first United Nations summit in New York.

    “You’re fired. Get out.”

  16. Deputy coroner and a police officer are accused of having sex at a death scene in morbid scandal

    A Pennsylvania coroner’s office is embroiled in a series of sex scandal allegations after an employee was fired following claims she had sex with a police officer near a dead body.

    Police in Monroe County were forced to investigate disputed claims a coroner and a police officer had sex at a death scene, prescription drugs were stolen from a dead body and illicit photos of a lovers genitals were shared around work

    *re-zips*

    1. You finished that quickly, huh?

    2. I’m sorry, where else are coroners supposed to get some?

    3. Is that rigor mortis or are you just glad to see me?

  17. 4 American tourists attacked with acid in Marseille’s train station ID’d as Boston College students

    Four American tourists were hospitalized after a woman attacked them with acid in Marseille’s main train station in France on Sunday, the city’s prosecutor’s office said.

    The four American women, said to be in their 20s and identified as Boston College students, were in the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train station when the acid attack happened, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Two of the women had the corrosive liquid sprayed in their face, leaving one with a possible eye injury.

  18. Poor Dabney Coleman: The Emmys 9 to 5 Reunion Turned into a Donald Trump Roast

    “Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot,” Fonda said as the three reunited on stage, setting up a joke that Tomlin took right home. “In 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, hypocritical, lying, egotistical bigot,” Tomlin added, to huge cheers from the crowd.

    Parton, who has stayed out of politics lately, was quiet between her two outspoken co-stars, but took the opportunity to pivot to a joke much more in her wheelhouse: “I’m just hoping that I’m going to get one of those Grace and Frankie vibrators in my swag bag tonight.” (Host Stephen Colbert helpfully brought one out on stage later, but didn’t deliver it, at least not on camera.)

    Stretching a bit aren’t we, Hollywood?

    1. Wait, were there really Grace and Frankie vibrators in the grab bags? Trump is going to be God Emperor for life.

      1. Apparently the plot of their show revolves around them creating vibrators for older women (because old broads have arthritis and other gross old people diseases), but I don’t know if they actually exist other than whatever they were doing last night.

        1. Your plot to get me to google “vibrators for older women” didn’t work.

          1. I take that back.

            1. There are sex toys for people with various disabilities (not that being old is a disability – it’s just gross and ickies), which is great.

              1. Being old is too a disability! Your chance of dying in the next 5 years is much higher when you’re 80 than when you’re 20.

                1. Dragon: Do you not know what a disability is? Its NOT your proclivity for death.

    2. Too bad that Parton didn’t rejoin, “You don’t have to worry because she lost the election.”

      1. Parton’s safe, since the rest of us only care about the First Amendment and boobs.

    3. “In 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, hypocritical, lying, egotistical bigot”

      PREACH SISTER!!

    4. Parton, who has stayed out of politics lately

      That’s class. You know what’s not classy? Inserting f—–g politics into everything.

  19. At Least 11 Mayors Accused Of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child.

    But Murray isn’t alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old.

    Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after being arrested on child porn charges. Nelson has a decades-long history of alleged sexual misconduct involving teenagers and children. The child porn charges marked the fifth such accusation against Nelson, the Times Union reported, including allegations of rape and sodomy.

  20. Naked man on ‘spice’ caught playing football in woman’s garden

    A mother was horrified when she spotted a naked man drugged up on ‘spice’ playing football in her back garden.

    The stranger had climbed over two gates and stood outside Dawn Owen’s lounge window before he started playing kick-about in the back garden of her property at Hall Drive in Lincoln.

    The 61-year-old had been startled by the man moments earlier when he wandered through her home and made his way into the rear garden while she was hanging out the washing.

    1. made his way into the rear garden while she was hanging out the washing

      These euphemisms aren’t abstract enough anymore.

      1. I don’t get the last part of the euphemism.

            1. I am surprised you had any left in ya after the coroner story.

    2. The Spice must flop!

      1. I don’t get it.

        1. “The Spice must flow!” from Dune + flopping in soccer.

          1. Ok, thanks. Wasn’t sure if typo or some obscure reference I was too dense to get.

          2. Alternately, a reference to the inevitable flopping that occurs when you’re playing soccer with your dick out.

            1. Mental note – avoid Norfolk parks with soccer fields.

    3. I’m calling my contractor immediately. I, too, need a “lounge window.”

  21. “UC Berkeley professors urge campus boycott during ‘Free Speech Week'”
    […]
    “At UC Berkeley, 177 professors and graduate students have signed an open letter urging thousands of colleagues and classmates to boycott campus for four days this month to ensure their “physical and mental safety.”
    The strongly worded letter, titled “Boycott the Alt-Right @UCBerkeley,” asks that students, instructors and employees cancel classes, close buildings and “not penalize students who are afraid to come to campus” from Sept. 24 to 27.”
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bay…..202096.php

    The term “snowflake” suggests that these poor souls are far more robust than they obviously are.

    1. I love it when the snowflakes call people who call out their snow flakiness ‘snowflakes’.

      1. I can imagine the harm caused to a proggy ‘mind’ by hearing opinions which don’t match theirs.
        Look what it’s done to Tony!

      2. I love it when the snowflakes call people who call out their snow flakiness ‘snowflakes’.

        I mean…

    2. I’m sure they’re giving out pro-rated tuition refunds, right?

      1. To the taxpayers of California? Probably not.

    3. If you’re AFRAID to hear opposing voices…you warrant punishment. Harshly.

    4. Just use the tunnels and get to class.

      Seriously. I was an undergrad at Berkeley during the main anti-WTO riots (over China’s inclusion) in 1999. Because the Berkeley campus is the one of the western annexes of the Library of Congress, there are three levels of underground vaults and tunnels connecting most of the buildings (containing copies of major government and civilian documents in case Washington ever gets nuked). Because I worked for the Folklore Department library as a student, I had a key to get into the lower levels of the library, so I’d simply bypass protests and riots by entering whichever library or research building was closest to me, go to the basement, and walk through the LoC tunnels to whichever other building I needed to get to ? trying not to be distracted by something cool and historic along the way!

      tl:dr Berkeley is full of CHUDs

  22. Hurricane Maria is following the same path as Irma, headed toward the Caribbean and increasing in strength.

    “Maria” is an anagram for “Irma A”.

    Coincidence? I think not!

  23. “Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.”

    Who got to deliver the obligatory “Trump is a Big Poopy-head” speech?

    1. Without having watched, I would guess ‘Everybody, every time’.

      1. Everyone at the Emmys were the worst collection of Westworld hosts ever…

  24. Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his impersonation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.

    I’m sure all the real SNL cast are fine with this.

    1. Especially after that powerful tribute to Leonard Cohen.

  25. Sign language interpreter used gibberish, warned of bears, monsters during Hurricane Irma update

    Officials in Manatee County, Florida are under fire after an interpreter for the deaf warned about pizza and monsters during an emergency briefing related to Hurricane Irma.

    …snip…

    Members of the deaf community said Greene mostly signed gibberish, referencing “pizza,” “monsters,” and using the phrase “help you at that time to use bear big,” during the event. Other information signed to viewers was incomplete, experts said.

    1. Lol. I gotta get one of these gigs.

    2. He meant “look out for the man-bear-pig.”

  26. Boys are better at physics because they learn about ‘projection’ while going to the toilet, researchers say

    Boys are better at Physics because they learn about “projection” while going to the toilet, researchers have claimed.

    From a young age, boys are taught about how to aim accurately so that they do not make a mess in the bathroom, and this gives them a better understanding of “projectile motion”, according to three academics.

    …snip…

    “Playful urination practices ? from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) ? may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics,” the academics wrote.

    1. pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal)

      I’m sorry to be the one to inform you of this, researchers, but if people were teaching you to play “pee games” growing up, then you were the victim of a child molester.

      1. Yeah, this really says a lot more about the researchers than it does boys in general.

    2. Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal)

      Is that a thing? Seems a bit contrived. What’s wrong with good old poop-ship destroyer?

      1. You shat on my battleship!

    3. “Playful urination practices ? from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) ? may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics,” the academics wrote.

      You didn’t here them bitching when those same guys were using their pee-physics training for thousands of years to aim spears at the heads of delicious mastodons while on the hunt. It’s only now that they’re schooling lady academics in beer pong…

  27. Hurricane Maria is following the same path as Irma, headed toward the Caribbean and increasing in strength.

    So was Jose, but then it recurved.

    Riot police broke up a protest in St. Louis over a cop acquitted of murder they said turned violent after dark.

    If only that murder hadn’t turned violent!

    I’m not kidding, it took me a while to parse that one in the way intended. Do you guys give any thought to word order or punctuation in these headlines? How about:

    Saying it had turned violent after dark, St. Louis police broke up a protest over a cop acquitted of murder.

    If you don’t like “it” there, substitute “the event”.

  28. Governments SLAPPing FOIA requesters.

    http://tinyurl.com/y9vtu4sc

    1. Thanks for pointing that out.

      FOIA requests: “These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.”

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