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    President Donald Trump continued his NFL diatribe on Twitter this morning. "Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!" he wrote.

  • "At least six of President Trump's closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday."
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is a "no" on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare.
  • North Korea is reportedly increasing its defenses on its east coast.
  • Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló says the island is on the verge of a "humanitarian crisis" in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Most residents are still without electricity and still without drinkable water.
  • Hundreds of buildings are at risk of collapse in Mexico City due to last week's earthquake.

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  1. President Donald Trump continued his NFL diatribe on Twitter this morning.

    Ongoing State of the Union Address, my friend.

    1. This is much better. A lot more entertaining and fewer Soviet style breaks for applause.

    2. Hello.

      Call me crazy…but I think Trump can beat the NFL.

      1. Well, the best ratings Trump ever had was a 7.8 for the apprentice in 2004. The Raiders Redskins game this past Sunday, week 3 of the NFL, had a 11.3 rating. He has a ways to go to drive the NFL ratings down to the apprentice’s best level.

        1. Trump will build a big beautiful wall to keep the players out and make the NFL pay for it.

          He said so.

          1. “Palin’s Buttplug|9.26.17 @ 9:30AM|#”

            Hey look it’s my favorite whipping boy!

            I love that you ran away last night, but let me ask, do you really expect anyone to believe you kept your doctor when you’ve been lying about paying your bet for years?

            “It’s a UNIVERSAL QUALIFIER!!”

            AHAHAHAHA YOU FUCKING RETAAHHHHHHDDDD!!!

        2. Ratings, schmatings.

          In this day and age, one would think that we could do better than Arbitron for radio and Nielson for TV.

          If one is a big media buyer, why not build a better mouse trap? A statistical sampling of 5,000 homes just doesn’t cut it.

          1. Depending on your desired CI and MOE it cuts it just fine.

        3. Well, the best ratings Trump ever had was a 7.8 for the apprentice in 2004. The Raiders Redskins game this past Sunday, week 3 of the NFL, had a 11.3 rating. He has a ways to go to drive the NFL ratings down to the apprentice’s best level.

          It’s more existential than that.

          The Progs have hated the NFL for years. Years. Still do.

          Their fan base would’ve defended the NFL through all of the CTE nonsense.

          Now? A lot would not. I know I would not.

          So, they alienated their audience to placate people who hate them.

          It will not end well.

    3. #resist’s flailing responses to this are going to be amusing.

      1. And Crusty does the research below.

  2. “At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.”

    Yes but the transparency of the president’s Twitter presence more than makes up for it.

  3. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is a “no” on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare.

    RINO attack!

  4. North Korea is reportedly increasing its defenses on its east coast.

    All that means is it’s feeding those soldiers instead of the west coast ones.

  5. All doom and gloom in the AM notes. Will wait for later for the obligatory hot teacher fornicates with youths articles.

    1. That’s what you get on a Root day.

      1. For every thousand hacking away at the mediocrity of the AM links, there is one striking at the Root.

  6. Most residents are still without electricity and still without drinkable water.

    And all are without competent leadership?

  7. “Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!” he wrote.

    I was wondering if that was the case. Good to have confirmation!

    1. Some network needs to hire this guy when he leaves the White House. He would make the most maniacle network boss look like a fucking slouch. Ratings would be up Huuuuuuge in a matter of months. The man eats, sleeps, and exists to know what the score is.

  8. Guy with 2 pounds of gold in his butt was really easy to spot

    COLOMBO ? A Sri Lankan man who raised suspicion by the way he kept looking around in an airport departure lounge was found to be carrying nearly 2.2 pounds of gold stashed in his rectum, a customs official said on Monday.

    The 45-year-old, headed for India, was arrested at Colombo airport on Sunday after customs officials noticed “suspicious movements,” customs spokesman Sunil Jayarathne told Reuters.

    1. Carrying gold in your ass is illegal in Sri Lanka? That’s bullshit.

      1. No, it’s gold shit.

    2. “Suspicious movements”

      I’ll bet.

      1. “Suspicious Movements” was my nickname in college.

        1. Cool. Mine was Auspicious Movements.

          1. You’ll notice they’re still doing that joke.

            They’re that guy.

    3. “Suspicious movements”

      I’ll bet.

      1. The lack of suspicious movements is what killed Elvis.

    4. I bet that was really heavy too. Does anyone know how much 2 pounds of gold weigh?

      1. I think it weighs about twice as much as 2 pounds of feathers

      2. 2.2 pounds.

  9. “At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.”

    This is not what made Hillary’s e-mails a story. It was the private server in her basement completely immune to government FOIA requests.

    1. You’re wasting your time, I think. Eqivalency will be drawn.

      1. They tried the same thing with Pence. It turned out he used his private e-mail, but made them available when requested. Sarah Palin, too. Plenty of Dems, too. There’s also no evidence that any of these advisers had any classified information.
        It’s an embarrassing reach by a desperate media, who have somehow managed to learn nothing from the last year.

        1. “It’s an embarrassing reach by a desperate media, who have somehow managed to learn nothing from the last year.”

          A NYT column stated that it was “the same” as what got the hag in trouble, but only Fox and Breitbart publish fake news, I’m told.

    2. Were they handling classified information through those private e-mails? Were their private e-mails the only e-mail they had for official business?

      If they dod anuthing etong then they should face consequences.

  10. New Texas law keeps sex offenders out of college dorms

    The new law codifies longstanding policy at many of the state’s biggest universities, some of which have prohibited sex offenders from living on campus for more than a decade. Still, some say the law is unlikely to make major strides in preventing campus assault.

    No shit.

    1. Not with DeVos running things.

  11. ‘Isn’t Thanksgiving a Secular Holiday?’

    You know what the worst damned thing on the radio is? Terry Gross. And I write that in a world in which Sean Hannity exists. For a combination of smugness, banality, and towering ignorance, it is difficult to top Terry Gross.

    Noted fan of white genocide gets catty!

    1. Kevin sounds cranky. He must be getting old.

      And the worst damned thing on the radio is Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. *barf*

      1. You think? I find it generally inoffensive and occasionally informative.

        The worst thing used to be Diane Rehm. I’m not sure what is now. I actually like Terry Gross when the subject is not anything to do with politics.

        1. How is Michael Savage not the worst?

          1. I don’t know who that is.

        2. I lightened up on Diane Rehm after finding out that she talks like that because of some sort of horrific throat condition. Still, if you aren’t physically capable of saying more than three words per minute, maybe find a career that doesn’t involve interviewing people on the radio, you know?

    2. Who the hell is Skippy?

      “Who are you giving thanks to?” seems like a relevant question. As a non-theist, I find it an interesting one because the idea of giving thanks seems nice. But if I think about it too much, it it’s more troublesome. I suppose I can give thanks to all the people who came before me and made the world a reasonably decent place for me and most of the people I know to be in.

      1. You can maintain a generalized attitude of thankfulness in life without necessarily having an object that you are thanking.

        1. I’m thankful for the fish who decided to develop lungs and live on land.

  12. North Korea is reportedly increasing its defenses on its east coast.

    Our nuclear bombs will arrive from above, dummy.

    1. No takesies backsies – #resist doesn’t like quitters.

      1. My theory: antifa and the SJWs intimidated the 6’9, 320lb West Point graduate and former Army Ranger into capitulating to their desires.

        They work fast.

    2. Ah, so it wasn’t because he’s an awesome bad-ass Army Ranger, but just a bit of logistical confusion. I guess we’ll just have to shut the NFL down now.

    3. How do you “accidentally” walk out of the tunnel when Tomlin made it clear that he wanted everyone to stay in?

      Something tells me his teammates iced him out for making them look like petulant assholes and he’s backtracking now so they’ll start talking to him again.

      The funniest part of that whole incident is, like I predicted, his jersey sales went through the roof. It was the most popular item on nflshop and a bunch of other sites yesterday.

      1. Tomlin didn’t like it and this guy is a marginal NFL player.

        1. Tomlin didn’t like it and this guy is a marginal NFL player.

          Going with the Colin precedent, shouldn’t the league be melting down defending him now?

        1. Honestly, going out there by himself against the wishes of the coach, his team, and his owner showed more balls than anything the protesting players did. He should have simply doubled down and stated, “I understand where Coach is coming from and I support my teammates’ right to protest, the same way my right to stand for the anthem should be supported.”

          I understand he wants to keep his job, but shit–football is going to be a very small part of his life in the workplace, and if they can’t respect that his stand is just as principled, it shows just how shallow and self-serving this entire movement really is.

          1. He and his teammates have a different version of what you think happened.

      2. Oh goodie! The Steelers are having internal dissension just as they’re getting ready to go to Baltimore to play the Ravens.

  13. Is anybody dumb enough to think that Trump did not watch any football this past weekend?

  14. Unlike that joke of a former Army Ranger, this is a real hero: ‘If I got to kneel until I bleed, then that’s what I’m gonna do’: University of Michigan grad student kneels for a WHOLE DAY after NFL protests

    A University of Michigan graduate student knelt down on campus all day on Monday to protest against Donald Trump and social injustice as demonstrations erupted across the US.

    ‘I’m here to tell him and our own campus president that what we are dealing with is not OK, it’s not right. If I have to kneel here until my knees bleed, that’s what I’m going to do.’

    Kneeling on campus opposite the national flag, Greene was supported by his peers who provided him food and water throughout the day.

    Move over planking, we have a new instagram trend!

    1. Please enlighten us, what are you dealing with?

      1. Anyone else see the irony in black people kneeling as a form of protest?

      2. Right? I mean, he’s a grad student at one of the finest public universities in the country (Go Blue!).

    2. is not OK, it’s not right.

      Perhaps if you could discuss it in terms that didn’t reduce it to the language of a 4 year old, as a matter of course, I might be more convinced.

    3. So why is kneeling the thing? I thought kneeling was a way to show deference, respect and submission.

      1. Good question. When did it become woke?

        1. The way it came about was that Kaepernick was initially just slouching on the bench during the anthem. When the inevitable shitstorm hit, he was approached by a Seahawks long-snapper who had been in the military to figure out a way to protest in a way that got the point across without looking like a childish bum. They decided that taking a knee was the way to go, and here we are.

          There’s basically two ways this is going to turn out that I can see–either they go back to just staying in the locker room during the anthem, which is largely how it was for years except for games like the Super Bowl, or more teams will adopt the Cowboys approach where they kneel before the anthem and then stand during it.

          1. I don’t understand why the league isn’t just fining the s–t out of them until they stop it. Isn’t there some sort of “morality” clause in their contracts?

            1. I wonder too, and the only answer I have is that they agree with the aims of the protestors.

              1. Very much so. The league can shut down anything they want. They can prevent TD celebrations but not this?

                Sure.

      2. Because you stand for the national anthem.

        1. Is someone playing the national anthem all day while this dude kneels?

          1. Are you an idiot?

            1. It’s a legitimate question – are you being obtuse? What is he protesting? The players are kneeling because they protesting the national anthem – if he is kneeling all day long, because he thinks he is in solidarity with the NFL players, the least he can do is play a recording of the national anthem on a continual loop while he is doing so.

      3. Yeah, it’s a funny form of protest. It’s ‘disrespecting’ the anthem by doing something that’s still respectful and deferential. If they really wanted to protest, they’d sit on their ass. Or lie down and spread out. Maybe fake going to sleep.

        1. I was more offended by the singers kneeling. Wish a fan nailed them in the head with a battery.

    4. He does realize that kneeling is the exact OPPOSITE of resistance, right?

  15. How Did Women Fare in China’s Communist Revolution?
    I shall just share the conclusion:

    For all its flaws, the Communist revolution taught Chinese women to dream big. When it came to advice for my mother, my grandmother applauded her daughter’s decision to go to graduate school and urged her to find a husband who would be supportive of her career. She still seems to think that the new market economy ? with its meritocracy and freedom of choice ? will finally allow women to be masters of their minds and actions.

    After all, she has always said to my mother, “you have more opportunities.”

    Someone gets it?

    1. When historians researched the collectivization of the Chinese countryside in the 1950s, an event believed to have empowered rural women by offering them employment, they discovered a complicated picture.

      Punk’d

      1. …they discovered a complicated picture.

        Yeah, that means the exact opposite.

    2. will finally allow women to be masters of their minds and actions

      where’s the fun in that?

    3. After all, she has always said to my mother, “you have more opportunities.”

      “You can be aborted. Or tossed in a ditch. Or thrown in the trash. Opportunities abound!”

  16. President Donald Trump continued his NFL diatribe on Twitter this morning.

    Not even October and we’re already in re-runs on this show? Sad!

  17. The NFL Is Losing Core Audience of Racist Right-Wing Talk-Radio Hosts, Complains Rush Limbaugh

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelli…..ience.html

    1. I love that you ran away with your tail between your legs last night, but let me ask, do you really expect anyone to believe you kept your doctor when you’ve been lying about paying your bet for years?

      “It’s a UNIVERSAL QUALIFIER!!”

      AHAHAHAHA YOU FUCKING RETAAHHHHHHDDDD!!!

  18. ?North Korea is reportedly increasing its defenses on its east coast.
    ?Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo A. Rossell? says the island is on the verge of a “humanitarian crisis” in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Most residents are still without electricity and still without drinkable water.
    ?Hundreds of buildings are at risk of collapse in Mexico City due to last week’s earthquake.

    How the hell can you tone-deaf bastards talk about foreigners when there’s the issue of red-blooded Americans triggered by football players disrespecting Donald Trump? No wonder everybody mocks your cosmotarian worldview, you have no sense of what’s important to average Americans.

    1. Those football players and their supporters are just as “triggered” over bullshit as those on the other side.

  19. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took to the House floor Monday night to kneel in solidarity with NFL players who chose defy President Trump and protest police brutality. Jackson Lee said you “cannot deny” that Trump calling players who kneel a ‘son of a bitch’ is “racism.”

    “I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor,” Jackson Lee declared.

    “I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is a symbol for freedom. I kneel because I’m going to stand against racism. I kneel because I will stand with those young men and I’ll stand with our soldiers. And I’ll stand with America, be
    cause I kneel.”

    Move over, Martin Luther King, Jr.

    1. You’re an elected representative, Sheila. You’re supposed to legislate, not protest.

      1. I’d much rather she do more protesting and less legislating.

      2. Don’t give her any ideas.

        Really, for a guy named Libertarian…

    2. Isn’t she notoriously loathsome to staff and an all-around bitch?

    3. Yes, kneel before your betters, black woman.

  20. Proud widow keeps husband’s 8ft cock bush alive five years after his death

    A proud widow who vowed to keep her husband’s bush-trimming dreams alive stands proudly next to his 8ft cock in her front garden.
    Joan Granahan made it her personal goal to keep the bush after husband Tom died in 2012.

    The cockerel has been in front of their house in Birmingham since 2002 and he spent a decade carefully pruning it to keep its shape until he lost his battle with cancer.

    When her son, Michael, who lives in County Mayo in Ireland, is in the country she makes sure he trims it, but when he’s not she has a professional gardener who comes around and trims it.
    Joan, 77, said: ‘Tom used to be a contractor, but when he retired he decided to take on a new hobby.

    1. ‘I would always ask him what he was doing but he’d say ‘You get in and do your job, and I’ll do mine,’ so I didn’t know until it was complete.

      Alpha af.

    2. SIV passed away?

  21. NBA Coach: ‘White People Especially’ Need To Be Made ‘Uncomfortable’

    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich claimed on ESPN2’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” Monday that “people have to be made to feel uncomfortable,” specifically singling out white people.

    “Well, because it’s uncomfortable, and there has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. Whether it’s the LGBT movement, women’s suffrage, race, it doesn’t matter. People have to be made to feel uncomfortable, and especially white people because we’re comfortable. We still have no clue of what being born white means,” he stated.

    Back in my day making white people uncomfortable meant a bunch of black people surrounding me with an organized dance. Get your funk away from me!

    1. Why does the product think I care?

      I imagine the cow would prefer I don’t eat it, but I don’t care about that either.

      To be less jerky however, being uncomfortable isn’t my idea if entertainment.

      Insert lame sex joke.

    2. “Women’s suffrage”???????

      We’re doomed.

    3. Just what we need…”woke” NBA coaches.

    4. What’s amusing and sad about Popovich’s pressers on this is how defeated and whipped he looks when talking about this subject. This is a guy who gets off on treating the press with total contempt, but get him on the subject of “white privilege” and he looks like Bernie Sanders did when those BLM hood rats kicked him off the stage at his own rally.

  22. Sheila Jackson Lee finds racism everywhere except in her own name.

    “Someone had the lack of judgment to provoke the situation and call their mothers a name,” Jackson Lee said of President Trump using “son of a bitch” last week to refer to NFL players who knelt during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice.

    “I refuse to accept that as a standard of leadership for the highest office in the world — and even if you never understand it… if you think you’re playing to your base, if you’re not the unifier, we will continue to stand in the gap and racism is going to be under our foot,” she said. “And you know where else it’s going to be? It’s going to be under our knee. Because we in the Congressional Black Caucus have always stood for what is right… there is no basis in the First Amendment that says you cannot kneel on the National Anthem or in front of the flag.

    No one said there was. This is not a first amendment issue because the government is not preventing anyone from speaking/kneeling/etc. This situation is just one groups speaking and another group speaking back. Also, there is nothing in the term “son-of-a-bitch” that is racial.

    1. Pfffshh – you probably believe “all” lives matter.

      1. That’s something I agree with Martin O’Malley on. So I guess I’m a vile, racist bigot.

  23. The problem with ‘taking the knee’

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    here’s a well-worn theory that Trump’s theatrics, his 4am Twitter beefs, his forays into stream-of-consciousness braggadocio, are all calculated. The theory goes that whenever healthcare looks like it’s about to hit the skids again, the feds come after another one of his campaign managers, or he reckons he might have overdone it on the North Korean war talk, he decides to gunge up the news cycle with outrageous soundbites, talk of bad face jobs and tirades against comedians ? ridiculous outbursts that invite his critics’ righteous condemnation. In short, he shrouds his incompetence with hot air.

    The obvious flaw here is that Trump can’t be both Machiavelli and the village idiot at the same time. The pantomime that unfurled at the weekend ? the Trump vs NFL-NBA cage match over the ‘take the knee’ protests ? suggests that something even more depressing is going on. It seems Trump’s fog-horning isn’t a convenient ploy, or even a glaring flaw ? rather, it is becoming the substance of his politics, the very point of him. And railing against his jabber has become the sole role of his critics.

    1. This isn’t a very convincing rebuttal of the Trump as Genius theory.

  24. Feel free to add “white supremacist” to the list of terms that no longer have any meaning.

    BOYKIN: We have a white supremacist as the President of the United States. He’s encouraging white supremacy, and the fact is ?
    BOLDUAN: Are you really gonna?
    BOYKIN: Yes, I’m gonna say [that], and we can debate that later, but the fact is ?
    BOLDUAN: No! But don’t also throw the grenade, Keith. If you think he is a white supremacist ? you really believe that this president is a white supremacist?
    BOYKIN: It almost doesn’t matter what I think, or whether he is or not because he’s ?
    BOLDUAN: Words matter. You say this all the time.

    1. BOYKIN: The reason why I say this is because he’s encouraging and inciting these people. I mean, if this is really about respect for the flag ?

      BOLDUAN: Is this different for you post-Charlottesville?

      BOYKIN: That’s exactly the point I was going to make. If it’s really about respect for the flag, why didn’t he call for those young white men in Charlottesville who were marching with a Confederate flag to be fired from their jobs?

      It’s not about respect for the flag, it’s about fanning the flames of racial hatred ? and this president is a master of that. And that’s the reason why he’s playing the plantation politics. He thinks apparently that he is a slave master of black people in the NFL, of black people in the country. He’s attacking Jemele Hill and Colin Kaepernick, and he’s attacking Steph Curry. He’s attacking black athletes and black sports figures, but he doesn’t want to attack the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville.

      Oh… It’s this type of calm, measured rhetoric that is sure to bring us together.

      1. And this: but he doesn’t want to attack the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville.

        Condemned on multiple occasions, but we can’t fan the flames of hatred if we dwell within reality.

      2. “CNN Analyst”

        Wow.

  25. Dog finds massive 10-inch dildo in park and refuses to let it go

    A dog refused to part with a 10-inch dildo he’d found in a bush, leaving his embarrassed owner attempting to wrestle it away.
    Jonathan Dade and his dog Tyson were walking in Eye, Suffolk, when the five-year-old Labrador found a giant black sex toy in the bushes and became quite attached to it.

    Jonathan said: ‘I was laughing so much I nearly wet myself to be honest. I was just walking my dog and he just began rummaging around in the bushes..
    ‘Then he just came out with it. He turned his head and started wagging his tail as if to say “look what I’ve got”.
    ‘At first I just thought it was a dirty old stick, but it was just wobbling around in his mouth and I was like “no, it definitely isn’t, is it?”

    Possibly NSFW, Sheila Jackson Lee, or Maxine Waters

    1. If you specify the actual length as 10″, do you really need the modifier “massive”?*

      * okay, weirdos, I teed it up and now it’s your turn to shine

      1. How did he even know it was a 10″ dildo and not, say, a 9″ dildo?

        Did he stop to measure it?

        Is he such an expert he can size dildos purely by sight?

        1. He was able to get both hands and his mouth around it.

      2. 10″ tells you nothing about girth.

    2. 10 inches is massive?

      All riiiiight!

  26. “At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.”

    And this is just like setting up an illegal independent server network to hide you communications!

    1. Not to mention the use of bleach bit and hammers.

  27. Maybe it is like the 50s up in this piece: 10 charged in alleged college basketball bribery scheme

    Four top college basketball coaches are among the ten people charged with taking kickbacks in an alleged bribery scheme in exchange for steering players to financial advisors.

    The ten arrested include the coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a sportswear company.

    They will faces charges include bribery, conspiracy and fraud in Lower Manhattan.

    They are accused of steering players to advisers who had paid bribes to the coaches.

  28. Speaking of the playing of the national anthem before sporting events, does anyone else think that playing it before the game in London was particularly weird?

    1. Uhhhhhhh, this pretty much always happens when you’re hosting a team based in another country. The visiting team’s country’s national anthem gets played first, then the host country’s national anthem gets played.

      It’s called being courteous and showing respect. But I can definitely understand why a guy like you would have difficulty understanding these concepts.

    2. No wierder than playing a game in London.

  29. Vortex of stupid continues

    When Hillary Clinton, however, suggests that this is rooted in racism, listen, when I think President Trump has wrong-footed on racial issues I’ve been very clear about it, but I don’t see the racist intent here. If she’s talking about people who are white that Trump has attacked, she could look in the mirror, because Trump does that every single day and continues to do that nearly a year after the election. So this isn’t about race; this is about Trump felt like he had an issue that he got to club, and so he was going to club that issue like a baby seal. That’s essentially what he did in Alabama.

    Preach!

    1. Perino started by playing a clip of Hillary Clinton accusing Trump of attacking black athletes as a “dog whistle to his base” and “detract attention from other tings that are going on.” She added, “He never says anything of an insulting manner toward white supremacists, or neo-Nazis, or Ku Klux Klanners or Vladimir Putin, right?”

      Strangely, only sjw’s and prog’s can seem to hear these “dog whistles”. Also, Hilldawg, Robert Byrd would like to have a word with you.

      1. Yeah, he says insulting things about Democrats every day.

        1. …and Republicans…

      2. Somebody should remind Herself et al that, if you can hear the dog whistle, you’re the dog.

  30. In case you thought London trying to kick out Uber wasn’t beyond the pale enough, how about propping up the taxi industry and its wealthy investors with money from the customers you’re f—–g over?

  31. Just my two cents, but this whole “taking a knee” thing is very insensitive and triggering to the arthritic

    1. +1 meniscus

  32. Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin have lied again, again and again

    Only because it shares this fun Weiner memory:

    Danger: May I tell you what i pondered yesternight?

    Leathers: That would please me so very much.

    Danger: Still caressing your flowing locks, I see your cherished bosom heaving as you move to and fro. I reveal my eager manhood. But ? what would you have me do?

    Leathers: Ravage me.

    Increase the sentence.

    1. That is the worst thing i have ever read.

      1. May I tell you what I pondered yesternight?

      2. I didn’t know they were larping a Harlequin romance. *barf*

        Also, it’s “ravish me”. *pet peeve*

    2. Once again, those are some fine pictures of that stoopid Weiner.

      “…fun Weiner memory:” Those three words have made my day.

    3. Wtf? That’s how I imagine the comic book guy from The Simpsons would sext. Not that I’ve imagined it…

      1. Sure you haven’t.

        I think we’ve all learned something about lap83 this morning, guys.

        1. he can overcharge for my Businesswoman Malibu Stacy

    4. Real Talk tho: if society en masse was capable of rationality, Weiner’s escapades and all the various similar scandals would be sufficient overwhelming evidence that there is something deeply, disturbingly wrong with people who want to have power over other people. But then we’d all have to admit that the car’s on fire and there’s no driver at the wheel, wouldn’t we? And that’s an intimidating prospect.

      1. I find your link very patronizing, as if everyone here wouldn’t immediately recognize a line from a G!YBE album.

        1. A man would be wise to take nothing for granted on Hit’n’Run. Especially regarding matters of taste.

    5. Went to the trouble of typing “pondered yesternight,” but couldn’t capitalize the damn i.

  33. Diane Feinstein does not want you to have guns or due process (or freedom)

    Sen Dianne Feinstein ? @SenFeinstein
    (1/2) Sec. DeVos is putting rights of the accused above those of sexual assault victims. Absolutely unconscionable.

    Sen Dianne Feinstein ?@SenFeinstein
    (2/2) I’ll continue to work in the Senate to protect victims of campus sexual assault. We can’t give up the fight. #TitleIX

    Due process is “unconscionable”.

    1. Senator lies. I am shocked.

      1. You know? I think she probably really believes what she’s saying.

    2. At least we know where she stands on civil rights.

      1. I think we’ve known that for a while.

  34. This is part of the “women never lie” line of thought. They’re obviously “sexual assault victims” by definitions, so the the crime having been committed, there’s a perpetrator. All that’s left is the sentencing.

    As imperfect as our criminal justice system is, it’s better than what universities can offer, both accuser and accused.

  35. The customer is always right… except in media, entertainment, and now sports. The only other business I can think of that abuses their customers intentionally is S&M!

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