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    One person is under arrest after an explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.

  • The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.
  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women accusing President Trump of sexual assault "should be heard."
  • College football coach Nick Saban shows up as an example of a write-in candidate in a new ad in Alabama; Republican senate candidate Roy Moore reportedly spent the weekend out of state, at the Army-Navy football game.
  • Wildfires in California are moving north.
  • The FBI is reportedly investigating the parking authority in Philadelphia.
  • Authorities arrested three people in relation to the firebombing of a synagogue in Sweden.

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  1. The FBI is reportedly investigating the parking authority in Philadelphia.

    HA! Go get ’em.

    1. You ask for miracles. Theo, I give you the F…B…I.

    2. “One person is under arrest after an explosion at te Port Authority Bus Terminal”

      Those lone-wolf, right-wing, crazy and zany libertarians are at it again, huh.

      1. Yep, commenting without a license.

  2. …Republican senate candidate Roy Moore reportedly spent the weekend out-of-state, at the Army-Navy football game.

    Hoping to pull a Pence?

  3. The FBI is reportedly investigating the parking authority in Philadelphia.

    FINALLY.

    1. At this point, wouldn’t it be easier for them to publish a list of who they’re not investigating?

    2. When I have questions abour how to park in Philly, I ask Fist.

  4. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women accusing President Trump of sexual assault “should be heard.”

    Oh, they will be.

    1. #ustoo.

  5. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.

    They’ll give that thing to just anyone.

    1. Shouldn’t they wait to give the award until after they have abolished some nuclear weapoins?

      1. That would be like waiting until Obama transformed the Middle East to give him one.

        1. Ah, I understand now, it would be racist.

    2. Not only is getting rid of all nukes impossible, but nukes are the only thing preventing new major wars between nuclear powers. Getting rid of nukes would lead to more war and more deaths, not less and fewer.

      1. So your saying that is the reason Pakistan and India haven’t had a major conflict in 30 years. Come on the real reason is because Hindus and Muslims love each other based on a mutual respect for each others religion.

      2. So, what you are saying is everyone should get a nuke? A Second Amendment for nations?

        1. In Ken MacLeod’s The Star Fraction, one of the plots involves an anarcho-capitalist who stumbles into control of a number of space-based nukes, which he uses to set up a new kind of insurance company – selling nuclear deterrent capability to countries that don’t have nukes of their own.

    3. Didn’t Superman try that once? Didn’t work out so well, if I recall.

  6. Wildfires in California are moving north.

    Foolishly, as the Night King will just turn one of the fires against the south.

    1. We are still reaping the effects of the Forest Service’s foolish fire prevention policy. Fuck you, Smokey, you cunt.

      1. Can you say more?

        1. Phase 1: There are indigenous people who have been carefully and intentionally setting fires to consume deadwood and underbrush, and they’ve been doing it every year for something like 15 millennia. Remove them.

          Phase 2(a): Build a ton of shit – wineries, farms, McMansions, hotels, windmills, goddamn giant cities, etc. – right up next to areas where the underbrush is growing thick and the deadwood is piling up. Crack down on fires, we don’t want to risk all of our shit burning up. In fact, don’t even let people do anything except walk around in a lot of these wooded areas. Maintain the wilderness, bitches!

          Phase 2(b): Import a fuckton of pyrophilic Ozzie eucalyptus trees, many species of which release flammable-ass oils from their leaves in order to suicide-bomb entire forests of competing flora, and whose seeds can’t even sprout until they’ve been burned.

          Phase 3: Wonder why the entire fucking state is constantly burning down.

          1. And this year is particularly bad in some places (perhaps counterintuitively) because it was a relatively wet year, so there is lots of new growth ready to burn when it gets dry and the wind is blowing.

            1. So you’re saying it’s not global warming then?

          2. I have a friend who’s been with the forestry service for decades, and they started realizing this in the early 90s – i.e. that not letting shit burn was leading to larger and more devastating fires, and they’ve had a program of controlled burns ever since.

            The problem is that people completely flip their shit when they find out the forestry service is setting things on fire on purpose, and they have a very hard time getting it done precisely in those areas where it most needs to be done.

            1. Likewise, we’ve been trying to remove eucalyptus trees from the hills around the SF Bay, but the “environmentalists” have a habit of chaining themselves to the trees and screaming that the people who want them removed are “nativists” who are “anti-diversity.”

              You cannot make this shit up.

            2. Seems like they could clear cut every few miles or so, to keep these fires from spreading forever.

  7. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.

    THAT IS SUPPOSED TO GO AUTOMATICALLY TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ISN’T GEORGE W. BUSH.

    1. I think they may just give one to Bush just to highlight who the real monster in America is at the moment.

  8. One person is under arrest after an explosion at te Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.

    You know who else is seen with a pipe this time of year?

    1. Lindsay Lohan?

    2. Weeper?

      1. WEEZER!

        1. I get the Weezer comment, but who or what is Weeper?

    3. Frosty?

      1. You trying to impress Palin’s Buttplug?

    4. Gandalf?

    5. Crusty? I heard he hits it right after all the pickle washes.

    6. Sherlock Holmes?

  9. One person is under arrest after an explosion at te Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York.

    Dude was wearing a suicide vest. I’m going to assume it’s cultural enrichment from the religion of peace.

    1. “Dude was wearing a suicide vest.”

      That’s what you get when you shop for low price only.

      1. “Oh, Allah, forgive. I should have listened to those 1-star reviews that said this suicide vest was made in China! Fast delivery, though.”

    2. Seems like it was more of a grievous bodily injury vest.

  10. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women accusing President Trump of sexual assault “should be heard.”

    Now Trump will surely have to resign, along with Pence. Then President Paul Ryan can appoint HRC to vp and then resign so HRC is president. And all will be right with the world. //prog

  11. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    Might as well try to stop the world from turning. These things exist, and will continue to exist. Someone will always have them. Therefor it is in our interest as a country to maintain an adequate arsenal to serve as a deterrent. These kiddies need to grow up.

  12. ?The FBI is reportedly investigating the parking authority in Philadelphia.

    The PPA is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And it’s not a fully Democratic one, as you’d expect, but pretty much a GOP patronage machine.

    1. Wasn’t there a show called ‘Parking Wars’? I only watched a couple of episodes but it did exude there was a racket going on if anyone cared to pay close attention.

  13. Damned bureaucrats didn’t stay bought!

    “Smaller growers say regulators reneged on pot plot ownership”
    […]
    “…two legislators want state regulators to change a policy they worry “rolls out the red carpet for large corporations to crush the livelihood of small family farmers.””
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/pol…..ate-result

    Quite a few Beechcraft twin Bonanzas seem to populate the small airfields up in that area, so it appears from anecdote that those ‘small family farmers’ have been doing quite well for some time.

  14. Either the elections were bent or there still are a lot of Venezuelans who hope it’ll work if they just get the right guy in there:

    “Venezuela’s ruling party says it wins big in mayoral elections”
    […]
    “The ruling party won in 41 of 42 cities where a winner was declared, according to early official results. The opposition even lost in strongholds such as Maracaibo and the Caracas-area district of Sucre.”
    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline
    /venezuela-crisis/venezuela-s-ruling
    -party-says-it-wins-big-mayoral
    -elections-n828291

    1. I’m open to the possibility the elections weren’t fixed, but I’ll presume they were until the commies show otherwise.

      1. Nah, they weren’t fixed. Most of those mayors ran unopposed. That’s what happens when you make sure that everyone who doesn’t support the ruling party and is brave/foolish enough to actually try to speak out and run against is is rounded up and jailed, or forced to flee the country.

        Apparently, some candidates decided to boycott the elections because they know that they and their supporters will be harassed, arrested, and or shot. The rest are already in hiding.

        So that’s how you can have “free and fair” elections where the rulers win big again despite having upwards of 80% of the population completely against them. (Forgive me if that last figure isn’t current. Maduro and his party had 20% support last I heard from friends over there — and that was almost 9 months ago. I doubt his support has improved much since then.)

  15. “Al Franken felt it proper for him to resign,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in an interview with “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning. “Here you have a president who has been accused by many women of assault, who says on a tape that he assaulted women. He might want to think about doing the same.”

    Sacrifice a night to take out the King! Classic move.

    1. Knight* I can’t spell good.

    2. By the way, everyone should know that Al Frankenstein has NOT in fact resigned from the Senate yet. Don’t be fooled by the dishonest scum in the JournoList who are trying to make people believe that he has, because he hasn’t. As of right now, he still hasn’t even yet announced a day when this is supposedly going to happen.

      1. Classic Mikey.

        1. Simple Mikey’s worldview is such that he needs a defunct journalistic cabal to somehow be conspiratorially involved in what’s actually just a shitty dude struggling futilely not to be cast into the outer darkness.

        2. It is indeed classic, because it’s the absolute truth. All he has done is made a vague statement that he will resign “some time in the coming weeks”. What the fuck does that mean exactly?

          As of right now, he is still a member of the Senate with 100% of the privileges that entails, despite what the scum in the JournoList is trying to make the more gullible members of society believe.

      2. People don’t know that?

  16. College football coach Nick Saban shows up as an example of a write-in candidate in a new ad in Alabama;

    Is the democrat really that much of a complete loser that his people have given up promoting him and are instead promoting Nick Saban? I guess so. Reminds me a little of fake libertarian Bill Geld telling everyone to vote for Hildog.

    Have I mentioned yet how much I wish I could be a fly on the wall at Reason to watch all those Obamatard heads explode when Moore wins?

    1. A fly would be a step up the evolutionary ladder for you.

      1. If Mikey were a fly, he would rip off his left wing.

        1. This is a wonderful comment.

    2. More likely they are giving republicans a way to siphon votes from Moore without actually voting for a democrat.

    3. Heads aren’t going to explode when Moore wins. Truth is we’re perversely looking forward to it, because it confirms everything we always suspected about Republicans.

      1. Damn, Stormy, don’t self-identify as an “Obamatard”!

        1. Oh, I know he includes me in the people he’s referring to when he uses that term. So there’s no reason not to respond whether or not I agree with the designation. It’s not like denying it is going to change his mind, anyways.

          1. Or anyone else’s.

    4. It would be a demotion for Saban. He has a more prestigious job for at least half of Alabama than a mere US Senator.

  17. 27 year old Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh. Lives in Brooklyn (of course). Maybe he was upset that Welchie Boy didn’t give him a “welcome to America” fruit basket or something.

    I wonder if he was a “refugee” that we welcomed in out of the kindness of our hearts.

    1. Would it matter if he was?

      Aren’t they all ISIS terrorists in your eyes anyway, refugee or not?

      1. Some of them are Al Qaeda or Hezbollah.

  18. In case anyone forgot about this story back in January…

    “A woman who live-streamed herself and a trio of friends abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults was sentenced to probation Friday”

    Kidnapping and torturing a white kid because he’s white and you have Trump is totes not a hate crime, and 4 years probation seems completely appropriate.

  19. Men accusing Nikki Haley of sexual assault should be heard.

    Gee. That’s easy.

    1. She was totally coming on to me, I felt uncomfortable, or at least I do in retrospect.

      1. Of course you did, Eddie 🙂 Anything except a marriage proposal makes you uncomfortable.

        1. I understand that Eddie. I understand.

    2. She actually had that while governor here.

  20. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says women accusing President Trump of sexual assault “should be heard.”

    But “not seen”?

    1. Not unless they’re hot.

  21. The Philadelphia Parking Authority shortchanged the city’s school district and lost millions in uncollected parking fees, according to the audit.

    If this is what the feds are on about, this is not satisfying at all.

    1. So this is a mass ticket-fixing case? (Allegedly)?

  22. “The attack took place after some 200 people rallied late Friday in the southern city of Malmo, yelling anti-Jewish slogans and waving Palestinian flags to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

    Close enough. Crowd was chanting Trump’s name and attacking Jews. We’ll go ahead and put these down in the Trump-hate-crime-wave column.

    1. It’s odd how the people who freaked out when protesters in Charlottesville, Va chanted, “The Jews will not replace us,” spent years believing that Jews should not live in Bethlehem. Yes, anti-semitism is a problem, but it did not start with Trump.

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