A.M. Links: Trump Calls Himself 'Very Intelligent,' Astros Beat Dodgers to Tie World Series, Second Woman Accuses George H.W. Bush of Sexual Misconduct

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  • Todd Kranin

    President Donald Trump may designate the opioid crisis as a national emergency today.

  • President Trump wants you to know that he is a "very intelligent person." As Trump explained to reporters yesterday, "People don't understand, I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well."
  • "The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had rebuffed a request for help last year from the head of a data firm that worked for Donald J. Trump and is now facing congressional scrutiny."
  • A second woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexual misconduct.
  • Journalist Mark Halperin is leaving NBC after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.
  • The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night by a final score of 7-6. The World Series is now tied 1-1.

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  1. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night by a final score of 7-6. The World Series is now tied 1-1.

    I WONDER WHO WON THE STANLEY CUP THIS YEAR.

    1. The Ottawa Redblacks?

    2. Probably some team south of the Mason Dixon, where hockey has always been the #1 sport.

    3. Hello.

      The Vegas Golden Knights. It’s been arranged.

      1. Ugh, watch it happen.

      2. THIS YEAR. 2017. NOT NEXT YEAR.

        REASON NEVER TOLD ME, MUCH LESS THE NIGHTLY FINALS GAME WINNERS.

        1. To be fair, they also never discuss the World Poker Championships Winner, which has a larger audience.

          /bitter that the Avs continue to suck. hard.

          1. …which has a larger audience.

            It better not.

    4. Abbot and Costello.

    5. Whoever it was, America doesn’t give a shit.

  2. A second woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexual misconduct.

    We’ll look back on this like we look back on the satanic cult hysteria of the 80’s.

    1. Well, some of those boys did show up as male escorts in H.W. Bush’s White House. And his son did have a male escort from “Talon news” in the White House press pool. Being from Iowa originally, there was more than a little speculation that Jeff Ganon was Johnny Gosch.

    2. My God, is this what they are really talking about, now? An inappropriate ass-grab for a bad joke by a 90 year old? Yet they’re STILL ignoring Bill Clinton’s list of actual rape and sexual assault accusations…
      I’m sorry, but ass-grabs are not assault. I have women and men grab my ass all the time. Lighten the fuck up and move on with your life.

      1. The victimhood club comes with privileges. Get your membership now or get left on the outside looking in.

      2. Look at you with your grabbable ass that everyone wants to grab.

        1. Are you lookin’ at my bum? You cheeky monkey.

        2. I wasn’t aware that I had a nice ass until I started hanging out with a lot of other gay men, who are the most objectifying and grabby people on the face of the planet.

          1. Oh, gay men are the ones doing it, nvm.

          2. You better be careful. Hanging out with gay people will turn you gay. It’s the only reason they are hanging out with you. It’s their agenda.

            1. There’s an “other” in there you may have missed.

              1. Hanging out with a gay guy doesn’t mean you’re gay, if you then hang out with some of his gay friends you’re hanging out with “other” gay guys – still doesn’t mean you’re gay.

                This is literally the definition of othering gay people, Fist.

                1. What about when I suck them all off, and let them finish on old photos of my grandma?

                  1. As long as you don’t cuddle afterward…

                  2. That’s called male bonding, and it’s a damn shame people have tried to ruin this beautiful act.

            2. Well good thing I’m already gay.
              And I’ve had several drunk women grab my ass as well.

          3. Men, unrestrained by women.

            Go figure.

      3. Really? No one grabs my ass. *sob*

      4. An inappropriate ass-grab for a bad joke by a wheel-chair bound 90 year old? Yet they’re STILL ignoring Bill Clinton’s list of actual rape and sexual assault accusations…

        If the man sticks his arm out at 90-degrees it’s automatically at ass-grab height.

        If bad puns and awkward physical contact are the criteria for sexual harassment, 3/4 of the women who’ve cut my hair or shaved my face have probably got standing against me.

    3. When do I start to worry about my past?

      1. Hello.

      2. No shit.

      3. When the icicle falleth and the moose bellows.

        1. When the sugar maple runneth dry, and untoward frown creaseth Trudeau’s visage.

      4. When you run for Congress.

      5. You haven’t already started worrying about your past?

        First they came for the racists, and I did not speak out?
        Because I was not a racist.
        Then they came for the statutes, and I did not speak out?
        Because I was not a statute.
        Then they came for my past deeds, and I did not speak out?
        Because I was fucking and drinking.
        Then they came for me?and there was no one left to speak for me.

  3. A second woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexual misconduct.

    At least wait until he dies, sheesh.

    1. Like what that shameless, lying, opportunistic dullard Elizabeth Warren did.

      Not only that, she apparently eulogized the person she accused of sexual harassment!

      Stay classy you fake Indian cunt.

      1. Those were just smoke signals.

  4. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night by a final score of 7-6. The World Series is now tied 1-1

    Stop sensationalizing it so much, just give me the facts.

  5. I was a nice student.

    Unfortunately there are no twitter records from that era to prove it.

    1. “I got a A.”

      1. Lay A egg, duck.

        /Rocky and Mugsy.

    2. Woodstock would have been the original Fyre festival.

    3. Someone on his staff needs to tell him what the original meaning of “nice” was.

      1. Something kinky?

        1. It originally meant “foolish”. I guess it changed definition through ironic usage.

          1. How nice.

    4. If he was a nice student, when did he become a douche bag?

  6. As Trump explained to reporters yesterday, “People don’t understand, I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well.”

    Class of ’69, apparently.

  7. President Donald Trump may designate the opioid crisis as a national emergency today.

    Depends on any other shiny objects in his vicinity.

    1. The best way to get Trump to focus on your pet issue is to jingle some keys.

      1. A laser pointer works, too.

        1. He likes jingling chess pieces to distract others.

  8. Quick question. Has Reason written anything about this whole Clinton, DNC, FBI, Russian kerfuffle that popped up recently?

    1. Once you go TDS, you don’t go back.

    2. Of course they haven’t.

    3. It’s an IQ test and so far Reason hasn’t failed.

    4. Okay. Well, in sure they’ll have something today. But haven’t they even linked to it?

      1. Yes. Yesterday’s morning lynx.

        1. Thanks. I was thinking they were beginning to slip.

          1. “Slip” is a loaded word.

            Reason writers do love to slip into something more comfortable, slip on their going out shoes, and sip on those cosmos.

  9. “The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had rebuffed a request for help last year from the head of a data firm that worked for Donald J. Trump and is now facing congressional scrutiny.”

    It is truly very difficult to keep up with what team likes and what team doesn’t like Assange on a daily basis.

    1. He does a good job of pissing off pretty much everybody, which is rad.

      1. He really needs to grow out his hair and beard and start dressing like a wizard.

      2. If Assange ever gets out of the embassy, can you imagine how much pussy he will swim in?

        1. I bet it comes to him.

    2. Who cares about that stuff. I want to know how many more women he groped.

  10. “The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had rebuffed a request for help last year from the head of a data firm that worked for Donald J. Trump and is now facing congressional scrutiny.”

    Snitches get stitches, and selective snitches get congressional scrutiny.

  11. President Donald Trump may designate the opioid crisis as a national emergency today.

    Quit trying to make yourselves feel good, people! Jeez.

  12. President Trump wants you to know that he is a “very intelligent person.”

    In case it’s not self-evident.

    1. He’s a survivor from the concrete jungles of New York City.

  13. A second woman has accused former President George H.W. Bush of sexual misconduct.

    Journalist Mark Halperin is leaving NBC after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.

    Yeah, but who would ever believe that people in positions of authority are assholes?

    1. Bush’s offense was grabbing an ass while taking a photo shoot as the punch line for an inappropriate joke. Is this really what we consider national news, now?

        1. If that’s rape, then I’ve been raped by dozens of men and women.

          1. ^ stockholm syndrome

          2. I am sure there were a few strategically positioned fingers in all those ass grabs you received.

    2. Cannot even get the pleasure of being a dirty old man these days.

      1. Rape apologist.

        Come sit on my lap. I Need this!

  14. Trump is NOT declaring an opioid National Emergency according to the link.

    1. He already declared it on Twitter.

      1. If only the left had gotten Congress to make sure that Trump’s twitter feed was part of the official presidential record.

  15. Trump is NOT declaring an opioid National Emergency according to the link.

    1. That’s just what he wants you to think.

      1. Declaring an opioid national emergency gives him the authority to take measures to restrict the flow of opioids into this great nation. Measures like building a wall to keep them out, imposing a travel ban on people coming from certain select countries where opioids are known to exist, increasing the funding for state and local drug task forces, loosening up the laws on asset forfeiture for opioid users and people suspected of being opioid users and people suspected of being somehow related to or connected to or somewhere in the vicinity of opioid users – a whole yuge host of tremendously fantastic things he can do, big, beautiful things, things you’ll love, believe me. If Trump were smart he’s declare a national emergency.

        And Trump’s smartness is bigly, did you know he went to an ivory league school? Few people know he studied at the Edith Wharton School of Reading, Writing and Automotive Repair and he got gooder grades than almost half of the students there.

  16. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night by a final score of 7-6. The World Series is now tied 1-1.

    Like anybody cares who won or what the score was. All we want to know is: did any of the players take a knee during the National Anthem?*

    *For you youngsters, back in the old days players taking a knee during the National Anthem was a big news story. You can probably google it if you don’t believe me, it really was a thing at one time although nobody remembers why.

  17. Congress is currently spending $500 million a year on addiction treatment programs.

    Nothing to cut.

    1. They can’t cut, they might as well face it, they’re addicted to spending.

      1. INTERVENTION! Intervention!

    2. That seems like a lot of treatment for only 535 people.

    3. Jesus, that’s like a million per member. What the hell kind of treatment program are they in?

      1. Have you SEEN Congress? $500 million barely begins to cover their horrible personal problems.

  18. The women accused Halperin, former political director at ABC News, of propositioning employees for sex and grabbing one woman’s breasts without her consent. Three women told CNN he pressed an erection against them while he was wearing clothes.

    https://goo.gl/gLqJTp

    Is this “rape”, Citizen X?

    1. You’re the piece of shit who’s down with that kind of behavior, you tell me.

    2. Why don’t you crawl back up Weinstein’s ass? Your feeble attempts to cover up your douchebaggery are pathetic.

      1. Directed to PB, of course.

        1. No, don’t let X off either

      2. Fuck HW, I just don’t like TEAM! hypocrites who ignore when their team are assholes. HW got 100x the comments that sexual predator Bill O’Reilly or Roger Ailes got. Or that Trump got for his predator behavior.

        1. Nobody here defends O’Reilly or Ailes but you were gargling on Harvey’s balls not long ago.

        2. I just don’t like TEAM! hypocrites who ignore when their team are assholes

          SOMEBODY GET THIS MAN A MIRROR!

        3. And everybody in the press and on the left and everywhere still ignore Bill fucking Clinton.

          1. Bill Clinton was/is a sexual predator?

            THE LIBRUL LAMESTREAM MEDIA NEVER COVERED IT!

            1. What are a few rapes, being disbarred for lying in a sexual harassment suit between friends? Really? Who hasn’t tried to rape one of their subordinates or gotten blowjobs from an intern?

              1. The liberal media covered Clinton’s sexual activities ad nauseum.

                1. No they didn’t. They covered them up. Newsweek knew about Lewinski and refused to print the story. The only reason it was ever made public was that Matt Drudge made it public. And they only covered Juanita Broadrick and Paula Jones for the purpose fo calling them whores and liars. The media did everything they could to destroy those women. And had it not been for the infamous blue stained dress, they were going to do the same thing to Monica Lewinski. Hillary planned to call her an insane stalker and destroy her life to protect Clinton, even though she knew that Lewinski was telling the truth. And the media was going to help her do that.

                  Stop lying Shreek. No one here believes it.

                2. Palin’s Buttplug|10.26.17 @ 9:59AM|#
                  The liberal media covered Clinton’s sexual activities ad nauseum.

                  Almost. The media certainly protected Bill Clinton, showed Hillary as the strong cuck and went after Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones.

              2. Oh great. Now John is a rape apologist as well.

                1. How am I a rape apologist? I think you are joking, but I honestly don’t get the joke.

                  1. Yes, of course it was a joke, misinterpreting your sarcasm.

  19. Bill Gates (sort of) admits that Common Core was a disastrous and expensive mistake. Naturally, the moronic Bush and Obama fell for this crap hard and squandered trillions of dollars for nothing.

    Quit fucking around with our kids’ education, nerdface. Get back in the garage and focus on some better quality assurance on your patches and cumulative updates.

    1. The last two years, my kids’ schools regularly shut down so that teachers could go to “Training” on the new Common Core. If you read that article, the whole Common Core business will continue along, but Gates is dropping his support for “Teacher Evaluation Programs”.

      So now we will no longer have any metrics to show how terrible the curriculum is. What a fucking joke.

      1. The craziest stuff my school has done (NEW NEW MATH) actually has nothing to do with Common Core.

        So, I wouldn’t assume that everything they label “Common Core” is actually Common Core.

        1. Every time that I see Common Core math, I cannot help but ask “Why would they math more complicated and time consuming”?

    2. I don’t think Gates has anything to do with day-to-day operations anymore.

      But yeah, I guess throwing money at libraries or museums is so last century. Today’s smart billionaire spends his money on controlling the minds of Americans.

    3. focus on some better quality assurance on your patches and cumulative updates.

      This. How Microsoft avoids massive class action suits is beyond me.

    4. I’ve now experienced a combined 7.5 years of my two kids being in the public elementary school system. Most of the teachers and administrators are trying their best, although, about 10% of teachers suck and you never know when your kid is going to get one of the sucky ones by luck of the draw.

      The number one problem I see is that the whole system is still centered around mass teaching of “classes” of kids instead of treating each kid as an individual with a unique personality. Each kid’s level of interest and pace of learning in various subjects varies. Each kid has whatever capacity they have for sitting still in a classroom before they need to get up and run around or be noisy or chill out for a while.

  20. “The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Wednesday that he had rebuffed a request for help last year from the head of a data firm that worked for Donald J. Trump and is now facing congressional scrutiny.”

    Assange is interesting because of the impact he’s had on events, much more so than because of his personal credibility. Whatever credibility he enjoys come from the credibility of the information he disseminates–not his personal authority.

    I think both Assange and Trump are narcissists.

  21. Reagan: Trump is deeply damaged human being

    http://thehill.com/homenews/ad…..uman-being

      1. You sure damaged that link, sarc.

          1. 15 songs, 36 minutes. God bless classic punk.

      2. Too bad that link is busted, I was guessing Queensryche.

        1. Queensryche? Let me guess. You like Dream Theater as well. barf

          1. Dream Theater? Nobody listens to them anymore.

            http://youtu.be/g2eHh4GcJMQ

            1. So does anyone else use an iPhone and can’t get href tags to work anymore? There was a software update last week and since then href tags only create broken links.

              Stupid Apple.

              1. user error

            2. Animals As Leaders is where it’s at these days.

              1. I’ve been reliving my misspent youth lately by listening to Trail of Dead at high volume.

              2. Ne Oblisivicaris is popular now too.

                It’s still all about Death though. Chuck will forever be the king.

    1. Who ya gonna believe?

      “His remarks come shortly after former President Jimmy Carter defended the Republican president for facing a harsher media environment than his predecessors, pointing to the press questioning his mental stability as a sign they are going too far in scrutinizing him.

      “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday.”

  22. Oklahoma ex-cop acquitted of murdering unarmed man Terence Crutcher will have her case cleared from the record

    link

    This was blatant murder. Same old story. Wait for the media hoopla to fade, then reinstate the cop.

    1. Wasn’t that the one that was so egregious even Donald Trump was saying she should never have been a cop?

      1. Thinking back on when I cared what Trump said about anything. Nope. I go nuthin.

  23. also call the commander in chief a “sociopathic, malignant narcissist.”
    Reagan compared Trump to a stain in a carpet, arguing that the president must be removed.

    1. Is this fan fiction, or did someone put a camera in Reagan’s disappointing son’s face again?

    2. That would have been epic if it were Ronald Reagan’s zombie saying that.

      1. I would advocate we put the Berlin wall back up to keep those zombies from zee Russian frontier.

    1. At the bottom is the most British headline.

      Bowler Stumps Batsman for Very Cheeky Wicket

      1. Now THAT is a masturbation euphemism.

      2. That took me a while to parse out. At first I thought this was about a Batman movie and that the British call him Batsman.

        1. And they call The Riddler “The Bowler”?

  24. I feel very confident that Trump is smarter than Obama or any of the Bush sons. Granted, that is damning someone with faint praise. Clinton was a Rhoades Scholar, Carter a nuclear engineer, and even Nixon’s worst enemies all admitted he was extremely smart. So that Trump in the Bush I, Reagan, Ford class of Presidents. Not the most intelligent but certainly better than some.

    1. Revealed: Trump’s professor thought he was his ‘dumbest student’ ever

      https://goo.gl/uWhZi2

      1. Wow lefty professor slanders Trump. This changes everything. Clearly, he is not as smart than the affirmative action baby who thought Austrians spoke Austrian, there were 57 states, and giving Iran billions of dollars in untraceable cash was a good idea.

        1. Wasn’t it claimed Obama had lower grades than Bush?

          Look, we watched Obama for eight years. If anyone can point to me a single, memorable and intelligent quote or speech about history or finance I’d like to see it.

          His’ takes and spins on things were nothing but repackaged progressive garbage.

          Yes, I AM saying people who think he possesses a deep philosophical mind are useful idiots.

          1. Wasn’t it claimed Obama had lower grades than Bush?

            Only by dainty little morons like yourself.

            Obama graduated Summa cum laude from Harvard.

            (you are thinking of John Kerry)

            1. Obama graduated Summa cum laude from Harvard

              That tells you everything you need to know about grade inflation at Harvard.

            2. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard and never did a damn thing in the legal field. He never clerked for a judge, he never wrote a single scholarly article, he never held a tenured track professor job, he never practiced law for a single day. Any or all of those things would have been a ticket to wealth and a springboard to politics. Instead, he went to Chicago and spent years slumming it in Jeremiah Wright’s church. Sure, it worked out for him. But, he didn’t know that when he started. He didn’t take any of the easy ways because he just wasn’t smart enough and knew it.

              1. he never held a tenured track professor job

                Oh, well that changes everything. Sure he was a professor at the University of Chicago. But it wasn’t a tenure-track position. Clearly this proves Obama was dumb and Trump is totes smart!

                1. There is a huge difference between adjuncts and tenured track. The point is not that he didn’t become a prof. The point is that he didn’t become any of the number of very good options available to someone graduating Summa Cum Laude out of Harvard, of which being a tenured track prof is one. Obama by virtue of graduating high in his class from Harvard was given entre into an enormous number of very lucrative and powerful positions and never took a single one of them. That doesn’t say very good things about him.

                2. Obama certainly did great when it came to metrics and awards that were subjectively determined. Not much positive accolades otherwise.

                  I think it’s safe to guess why Obama hasn’t released his test scores.

                  I don’t see how you’d think it’s self-evident that Obama is way smarter than Trump.

            3. Awww, little wittle pea brain is being a wittle little bully. The wittle little faux classical liberal who squelches on his bets.

              Awww.

              I’m just pointing out it’s out there and that it wouldn’t surprise me one bit because he’s at best an average mind.

              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..Dubya.html

            4. Palin’s Buttplug|10.26.17 @ 9:54AM|#
              Wasn’t it claimed Obama had lower grades than Bush?
              Only by dainty little morons like yourself.
              Obama graduated Summa cum laude from Harvard.
              (you are thinking of John Kerry)

              What does that say about the quality of education at Harvard?

              W. Bush graduated from Harvard with an MBA.

    2. First among dunces.

      But I agree. The mere fact he’s real estate mogul puts him ahead.

      That he got a loan from his father (that idiot progressives seem to think proves he’s a dummy) is irrelevant. Nor the fact he filed for bankruptcy. When I was in high school I read an article about entrepreneurs (they were talking about Robert Campeau) and explained the profile of an entrepreneur. They’re big high-rolling risk takers and on average failed seven times before succeeding. I find it hilarious to listen to my prog friends who wouldn’t know how to read an income statement scream about that. When I point out their silliness they deflect and move on. As if the fact they squawked about it had a salient point. I stand by the fact we should teach business/finance in high school.

      Anyway, he did turn it into profits (even if he – as allegedly claimed – abused eminent domain). THAT’s the overall point.

      1. What is funny is that Progs actually believe that being an adjunct professor at Chicago for a couple of years in the case of Obama or pretending to be an Indian to score an affirmative action slot at Harvard Law, in the case of Warren, is harder and takes more intelligence than being a real estate developer. Yes, Trump was born into money, but a lot of people are born into money. If it is so easy to do what Trump, why don’t more people do it?

        To me, Carly Fiorina showed how stupid politicians and journalists actually are. It is true that Fiorina was a lousy CEO. She was, however, a CEO. And intellectually, putting the worst CEO up against the political and media class is like taking the 12th man off the Knicks and putting him in a girls’ high school basketball game. Whenever there was a debate, Fiorina wiped the floor with those clowns, because our political and media class are morons.

        1. Trump ran a family business, you fucking moron. He wasn’t a real CEO that would get hired by any medium sized property management firm. No one ever asked him to be on a Fortune 500 Board of Directors. Even the NFL told him to fuck off.

          1. Trump is a real estate developer whose names is on dozens of hotels, golf courses, high rises and real estate developments all over the country. He built that business into what it was. He is smarter than Obama. Obama is an idiot shreek. Just get over it. He won’t run for office again. You can tell the truth and admit how stupid everyone knows him to be.

            1. Trump is a real estate developer

              And he made money in the world’s greatest city during boom times. BFD. He still stiffed his creditors at times.

              Warren Buffett is a CEO genius. Trump is a con man family business grifter.

              1. Yeah, it is easy to make a few billion dollars. That is why everyone does it. What is hard is having someone ghost write two autobiographies for you. Now that is hard.

            2. I don’t know if I’d call Obama an idiot, but he’s certainly no genius. Though I’m not terribly certain about any of it. It’s really hard to judge just from public image and limited academic info. And a lot of people can be intelligent in some ways and kind of stupid in others.

              Trump certainly shows a certain cunning and an ability to manipulate people and play the media. I have no idea if he was particularly good or bad or mediocre as a real estate developer. But he wasn’t the utter failure propped up by daddy that a lot of people like to imagine.

        2. And Trump was known as a deadbeat failure by Wall St banks. They wouldn’t loan the deadbeat money so he turned to foreigners/Russians for loans.

          1. Butt: You lefties cannot it both ways with Wall Street. Are they evil or what?

            If Wall Street does not like Trump and called him a failure, wouldn’t that make him great since Wall Street is so horrible?

            If Wall Street is so great, then why would call them evil?

            Same thing with Boosh. If he was so dumb then how did he get an MBA from Harvard? Either Harvard is a joke education wise or the left is lying about Boosh being dumb.

            Since I am not a lefty, I am not stuck in that catch-22. Harvard education standards are bad and Boosh is dumb.

  25. We Libertarians Were Really Wrong About School Vouchers

    And now we’re starting to figure out why.

    https://goo.gl/cyLjMf

    1. McArdle is a hopeless moron. No one ever claimed school choice would solve all educational problems. The claim was that it would at least give the good students and parents in bad schools a chance to get out of where they were. And it does do that. Moreover, school choice has been tried in such limited ways that the market effects of making public schools accountable to their students and parents have never occurred. No, Libertarians are not wrong about school choice. Megan McArdle is a moron and is like she nearly always is wrong. I am not a Libertarian, so its no skin off my nose, but I would think actual Libertarians would be embarrassed by someone as dimwitted as she is claiming to be one.

      1. Vouchers corrupt markets. When people don’t spend their own money things fall apart – see our healthcare insurance system.

        1. Because free public schools is spending their own money? Jesus Christ, you are stupid skreek. You really are. I wouldn’t even qualify you as having animal intelligence. Why haven’t the people who hired you to troll replaced you with an AI program already? Don’t those idiots realize that you can get an AI program to spout buzzwords and bullshit for a lot less than paying a retard to do it?

          1. I pay property taxes, you jackass. You may not.

            1. First, you are a homeless man who lives in a box and trolls for a living. You don’t pay property taxes. Second of all, paying property taxes where you are forced to do so and have to pay it whether you send your kid to public school or not or even don’t have a kid is not the market. The school gets your money whether you send your kid there or not. So, if you don’t like it, they can tell you to fuck off. Vouchers put an end to that and give the parents the power to take away their money and spend it somewhere else.

              Again Shreek, you are the most comically stupid person I have ever seen.

              1. I’ll be damned, I didn’t believe there was any way Weigel was really an owner, but he is. He bought 1435 Euclid Street Apartment 2 in Northwest Washington D.C. about a year ago. Congratulations, fuckface!

                1. His parents are likely paying for it. None of these losers ever make any money on their own.

                  1. And it’s hilarious that this jackass likes to act as if he’s some financial whiz. He got completely ripped off and paid 590 grand for a place that’s only worth between 530 and 540.

                2. Still on the “shreek = Weigel” train, huh? Did you ever come up with any evidence for that, Simple Mikey? Or are you still just an idiot who thinks that Weigel’s admitted depression and shreek’s obvious delusions make them the same person?

                  1. why do you care so much? it really seems like a dumb thing to constantly troll him about.

                    1. Because i find psychopathologies interesting.

                3. Mike, Shrike IS NOT Weigel.

        2. Assume market. Then, vouchers corrupt markets. Therefore, no vouchers, leaving us with a pure, uncorrupted education market. Thank you.

            1. Sure.

              Where do I pick up the refund for my property taxes?

      2. McArdle is a hopeless moron

        I don’t find her to be a “hopeless moron”. I find her instead to be a self-reflecting person, which is rare, and a good thing.

        1. but you’re a hopeless moron, so what you think isn’t worth much

    2. Hm. I support voucher programs, but never thought they were a magic route to The Bestest Schools, as the naive author did.

      So she can keep her “we libertarians”.

      1. Me either. The thing is that I don’t think McArdle is intentionally constructing a strawman here. It is not that she is mischaracterizing what intelligent supporters of vouchers claim. It is that she is dumb as a post and actually thought vouchers would do those things.

    3. Are we really saying that poor parents don’t care about the quality of their child’s education? No, of course not.

      Try again. For a large percentage of them, the answer is yes. This is immediately obvious to anyone paying attention.

      1. Vouchers cannot immediately fix cultural problems. Over time, however, they are likely to help. If parents had control over their kids’ education and were expected to take an interest, some of them are going to do that. Gee maybe the fact that we have spent the last 100 years telling parents that it is the public schools’ job to educate their kids has caused some of them to believe that and stop taking an interest in it themselves? What a concept.

    4. They keep using this term “we”. Many libertarians have opposed vouchers all along, because they always come with strings attached.

    1. Wat???!!?? A dirty rotten class action, this should have decided by arbitration! How dare Jeff Sessions sabotage the defense for his trial lawyer buddies!

      1. Do you even know what a class action suit is? Tell you what, why don’t you explain what that term means or go look it up and explain it. Do that and I will then explain to you how stupid what you just said really is. But, since you don’t know anything, I don’t know how to explain to you how stupid you sound.

        1. You are so fucking dumb John. A class action is a way of adjudicating similar claims among diverse plaintiffs against a single defendant designed for judicial efficiency. What you don’t understand is that Republicans are hostile to class actions so when they use a class action to pursue a claim it’s a little hypothetical especially considering Republicans just voted in the Senate to deny class actions to consumers. God you are dumb.

          1. What you don’t understand is that there is a huge difference between a class action of 400 parties where the actual parties benefit from the settlement and a class action of a million parties where the parties get no benefit but the trial lawyers collect millions. This suit is one of the former. The Republicans banned a form of the latter. They are two different things.

            Don’t talk to me about the law. You are an idiot and seem want to make up for it by being ignorant. I don’t really care to try and teach the untrainable.

            1. Oh right that’s why the banks and big business lobby the fuck out of Republicans to restrict the choice of a consumer to use a class action because they don’t want the consumer ripped off by lawyers. Those banks and big businesses are so nice. Again you are so fucking disingenuous.

              1. These suits don’t benefit anyone. If people get screwed, they can still sue. What can’t happen now is trial lawyers make up something to create a class of a million and then extort a settlement out of a bank that goes almost entirely to the lawyers.

                Again, you are an idiot. Go play with dolls or something. Anything except infecting the world with your stupidity.

              2. Senate overturns new rule allowing class-action suits against banks

                Just yesterday.

                John IS a moron.

                https://goo.gl/K7UxYN

                1. Yes Shreek, they disallowed the kinds of class action suits I am talking about. Thanks for providing a link. You just proved my point you fucking retard.

                  1. John|10.26.17 @ 10:30AM|#
                    Fast fingers, there, John.

                2. Palin’s Buttplug|10.26.17 @ 10:25AM|#

                  Turd, you already know why you’re held in such contempt.
                  You probably ought to read John’s link; he was calling attention to EXACTLY what you linked, you idiot.

                  1. The GOP is an accessory to bank fraud.

                    1. what a sad fucking attempt to save face, you pathetic fucking rape apologist

                    2. “The GOP is an accessory to bank fraud”

                      Pathetic, turd, truly pathetic.

              3. Memory Hole|10.26.17 @ 10:19AM|#
                “Oh right that’s why the banks and big business lobby the fuck out of Republicans to restrict the choice of a consumer to use a class action because they don’t want the consumer ripped off by lawyers. Those banks and big businesses are so nice.”
                Sniff, sniff…

                Smells of lefty bullshit.
                Looks at name: Yep, posted by lefty bullshitter

                1. why do the rape apologists posts and memory holes posts read so similarly?

  26. But the real question is: for how long was Hillary Clinton colluding with the Russians to destroy our democracy?

    1. Riiiiight, because paying an ex British spy who plied his trade in Russia and who is now banned from entering Russia by the Putin Regime to uncover Trump’s links to said Putin regime is just like helping the Putin regime. Your premise is retarded.

      1. All I’m saying is that it sounds worse than talking to a Russian about adoption one time without any exchange of money, and that didn’t even result in golden shower fan fiction, and it’s apparently the biggest case of treason in our time, or something.

        1. Trump’s lawyer was pursuing real estate deals in Russia. Trump’s national security advisor was on the Putin payroll. Trump’s campaign manager was on the Putin payroll. Trump was willing to lift sanctions for no good apparent national interest reason. Mueller is on this shit. We’ll see.

          1. You are aware that the ties between DNC political operatives and the Russians are quite thick, yes?

            I just keep waiting for some consistent standard. Because without double standards, we wouldn’t have any at all.

            Especially when Trump’s “smoking gun” is Hillary’s “nothingburger to see here.”

            1. You know, it could also be the case that both Trump AND Hillary are hopelessly corrupt.

              1. When they both become roundly condemned, ill be pleased.

              2. “You know, it could also be the case that both Trump AND Hillary are hopelessly corrupt.”

                It’s certainly possible, but even Larry Flynt’s million has yet to give us anything on Trump.
                The hag, OTOH has enough baggage to support her own Porter’s Union local.

          2. “Trump’s lawyer was pursuing real estate deals in Russia.”
            Imagine a real-estate developer trying to do real-estate deals in another country!

            “Trump’s national security advisor was on the Putin payroll.”
            He appeared on RT

            “Trump’s campaign manager was on the Putin payroll”
            Cite missisng and I’ll bet the best you cana come up wiwth is some sleazzy innendo

            “Trump was willing to lift sanctions for no good apparent national interest reason.”
            Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.

            Do you have top wonder why you’re held in such contempt, you slimy loser?
            You and that hag lost, loser. Grow up and act like an adult.

            1. Apparently Hillary’s lawyer lied about involvement with the Russians for a year.

              If Hillary is so innocent, then why is her campaign lying? And that’s all we need to know that Hillary Clinton is guilty of multiple felonies and an assault against our democracy.

              1. She could make a credible case that they just lie out of force of habit at this point.

      2. Memory Hole|10.26.17 @ 10:01AM|#
        “Riiiiight, because paying an ex British spy who plied his trade in Russia and who is now banned from entering Russia by the Putin Regime to uncover Trump’s links to said Putin regime is just like helping the Putin regime>”

        “Helping” the Putin regime? What the fuck does that even mean?
        Is the US president supposed to throw road-blocks in front of every one losers like you have decided to dislike? I’m sure this will be a surprise to you, but Russia is not an enemy of the Untied States.

  27. Nothing about:
    “States lose push to force Trump to restart health subsidiesStates lose push to force Trump to restart health subsidies”
    https://sg.finance. yahoo.com/news/states- lose-push-force- trump-002948531.html

  28. Or about:
    “IRS Will Enforce Health Coverage Requirement Under ACA”
    https://khn.org/morning- breakout/irs-will-enforce- health-coverage- requirement-under-aca/

  29. And just because it’s fun watching self-righteous lefties sweat:
    “Leon Wieseltier Faces a Post-Weinstein “Reckoning”
    The “Harvey Effect” comes for a longtime literary giant.
    https://www.vanityfair.com /news/2017/10/leon-wieseltier- literary-giant-faces- a-post-weinstein-reckoning

    Yeah, it wasn’t anything he did, it was just ‘an effect’.

    1. It was just bad luck Sevo. The bitch set him up.

  30. So, the witch hunt for those dirty ‘Russian collusion’ people has finally come full circle to consume the very people that pushed the idea in the first place.

    That took less time than I thought it would. One should be careful when throwing accusations like that when you fit the bill better than the target you’re trying to smear.

    Or, as a shorter tip, don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house.

  31. Has anyone ever seen Trump’s college transcripts? Since Trump demanded that Obama release his birth certificate, why don’t we demand that Trump authorize release of his college transcripts so we can compare his description of his intelligence to his actual grades?

    1. Graderism is just as retarded an idea as birtherism, so congratulations on launching what will no doubt become a loud and long-lived political phenomenon.

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