Alex Azar Confirmed as HHS Secretary, 'Anti-Capitalist' Marches Against Davos, New North Korea Sanctions: P.M. Links

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    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) was the only Republican to vote against Alex Azar, who was confirmed as secretary of health and human services today.

  • Several Democratic mayors skipped a planned meeting at the White House today in response to a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding 23 so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions provide the Department of Justice records related to information-sharing with immigration law enforcement.
  • Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 140 years in prison for molesting his patients by a judge who boasted she was signing his "death warrant." The 54-year-old will have to serve a 60-year federal sentence first.
  • Thousands of "anti-capitalist" demonstrators marched in Switzerland to protest the World Economic Forum and President Trump, who is attending for the first time.
  • The U.S. is imposing new sanctions against North Korea.
  • A letter has emerged from someone claiming to be one of three men who escaped Alcatraz in 1952, a case the FBI recently re-opened.
  • What might a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek trailer look like?

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  1. What might a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek trailer look like?

    Beam down the gimp.

    1. Howdy…
      What’s with our boy Ed? He usually is on time and posts correctly.

      1. He’s earned the benefit of the doubt.

        1. Late Ed is exponentially better than On Time Britches.

    2. Hello.

    3. The Moors conquered Vulcan?

    4. He’s sleeping, Jim.

  2. “Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) was the only Republican to vote against Alex Azar, who was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services today.”
    Rebel with a cause

  3. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) was the only Republican to vote against Alex Azar, who was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services today.

    Because of what he did on that date chronicled on babe.net. #MeToo

    1. I went on babe.net. Talk about a bait and switch… There are absolutely NO babes to be seen, and I think my t-levels went down within seconds just from scrolling down the home page.

  4. What might a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek trailer look like?

    You wouldn’t be able to see if because of the nerd jizz all over the screen.

  5. Several Democratic mayors skipped a planned meeting at the White House today in response to a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding 23 so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions provide the Department of Justice records related to information-sharing with immigration law enforcement.

    Let me set up sanctuary prostitution or anti-zoning neighborhoods in their cities and see how many of them honor that.

    1. OFFICIALLY APPROVED WOKENESS OUTRAGE ONLY.

    2. You can get rid of the zoning but Gaia will punish you with hurricanes, don’t you remember Houston?

    3. What is odd is that if you don’t like one of Trump’s policies, you should want a chance to tell him in person. Why would you give that up?

      Is it because you don’t actually have an argument?

  6. Former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to 140 years in prison for molesting his patients by a judge who boasted she was signing his “death warrant.” The 54-year old will have to serve a 60 year federal sentence first.

    Soon his butthole will be even more gaping and sore than Citizen Crusty’s after an all-nighter with Shackford.

    1. I called it: some really dumb shit. Thanks for being so predictable, Simple Mikey.

      1. Eat it Clit Again Tex.
        (Sound like the correct Mikey response?)

        1. Clit Again Tex sounds like it would be a compliment from him.

    2. But, on the up side for Nassar, he’ll be able to see what the world is going to be like in 200 years. I’m a little jealous.

  7. The GOP has finally figured out who’s been undermining Trump’s presidency: THE ILLUMINATI!

    GOP fuels ‘secret society’ talk with FBI text messages

    1. Apparently, the Illuminati is an IT director at the NSA.

  8. …by a judge who boasted she was signing his “death warrant.”

    Tone it down there, Mabel. It’s not about you.

    1. Judge Mabel! Judge Jury AND executioner….new show on Netflix.

  9. Thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched in Switzerland…

    Coordinating their efforts on their iPhones through Facebook and Twitter.

    1. “The capitalists will offer us the unlimited data plan with which we will shitpost them.”

  10. The U.S. is imposing new sanctions against North Korea.

    They’re already a self economic sanctioning state.

    1. S….h…i…t…h…o…l…e…

  11. Mark E Smith has-ah just-ah died-ah.

    1. I hope it was in Bremen.

    2. At least we still have Lou Reed.

  12. Why is “Future” pointing to the left in that sign, when left is the internationally recognized direction of backwards.

    Oh, right. Commies.

    1. It’s always commies.

      It’s to the right for the people holding the sign. That’s just how self-centered they are.

      1. I just assumed they drive on the left side of time in Switzerland.

    2. Maybe they speak a semitic language.

  13. Don Lemon is still one of the biggest a-holes in the “news” media?

    There’s nothing random about this. Nothing. This is what happens when the president of the United States, Donald Trump, repeatedly attacks members of the press simply for reporting facts he does not like. The president, just this morning, blasting our very own Jim Acosta and calling CNN “fake news,” a charge he has leveled at the press, not just CNN, over and over.

    Two words: James Hodgkinson

    Apparently berating someone on twatter is the same, nay, worse than threatening to prosecute them for espionage for reporting info that the admin doesn’t like, putting a guy in prison for making a movie, or constantly and openly berating the only conservative leaning national news network for 8 years. No it’s DT’s tweets. The guy made threats and was arrested. Move on, you tiresome, dishonest, hypocritical windbag.

    1. I’ve heard from a number of very credible sources from within the White House that you watch this show. You deny it all the time, but then you say something disparaging about me, and the only way you would know that is if you saw the show.

      You really are not THAT important, sweetheart.

      1. So, Mr. President, I’m going to speak directly to you. We are not the enemy; we are not trying to silence you. It is the job of the free press to report the news, to ask questions, tough questions, ones you don’t like, even if you don’t like the facts or those questions. No matter how many times you attack us as fake news, we will continue to do our jobs. When you make that baseless and incendiary charge, be aware that people are listening to you. Some very dangerous people.

        Call me when you start doing your job. And CNN has been caught red-handed so many times over the past couple years that the charge is anything but baseless.

        1. So I can only speak for myself, but I know that my coworkers have also had threats at this network. Other networks, other news organizations, there’s an open case with the NYPD right now with someone who’s threatening to kill me. When you, Donald Trump, tweet the post of a train hitting CNN you might think it’s funny. It’s not; it’s stupid; it’s actually childish; my ten-year-old nephew wouldn’t even do something like that. When you tweet a doctored video of somebody body-slamming CNN, people are watching. What grade are you in? People take that message seriously.

          And if one of us is hurt, or God forbid something else, in some way or another, because you either don’t understand the power of you words and/or you don’t care, it won’t be a fake injury or, sadly, a fake death. It’ll be real. And how will you answer those questions then, not only from journalists but from our loved ones? Because you’re going to have to do it. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen. Let’s hope you see the error of your ways as well.

          I was watching and I found it amusing.

          Some cops that were attacked in killed simply for being cops and a certain GOP Congressional representative could not be reached for comment.

          1. I’m really happy that I have no idea what any of that is referring to.

          2. If only the words: ” Shut the fuck up, Don Lemon, you effete Progtard” had Presidential Power …

        2. “Call me when you start doing your job”

          Hey, didn’t CNN break that story about Trump wearing his watchband too tight?
          The Pulitzer is practically in the bag!

  14. thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched in Switzerland to protest the World Economic Forum and President Trump, who is attending for the first time.

    It would be awesome for a journalist to troll them by writing a story like

    Anti-Capitalist Protestors Provide Seasonal Boon to Local Economy

    Swiss minister of tourism remarked, “regional sales during the protest period tend to be better than average. they add at least a few million to the local economy; and yes, while they do produce quite a bit of waste and mess, the demand for high-margin items like beer, soft drinks, candy, snacks, … strangely, no deodorant or personal hygiene products, but nevertheless…. Magic marker and paper-board supplies sell out very quickly. Profit margins at local hostels have been robust.”….

    1. They’d have to locate a journalist who wasn’t on the protestors’ side first.

      1. They’d have to find a journalist with an imagination as well.

  15. I don’t know if Quentin Tarantino Star Trek would be good, but I totally want the Wes Anderson X-men movie:

    What if Wes Anderson Directed X-Men?

  16. …a case the FBI recently re-opened.

    The bureau might have bigger fish to fry these days.

  17. What might a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek trailer look like?

    Less like Star Trek than even the Abrams films.

  18. A letter has emerged from someone claiming to be one of three men who escaped Alcatraz in 1952, a case the FBI recently re-opened.
    #Metoo

  19. Thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched in Switzerland to protest the World Economic Forum and President Trump, who is attending for the first time.

    Do you know who else in Europe marched against capitalism?

    Socialism is the monster that apparently will never die.

    1. Maybe this time American wont save their asses.

  20. “Thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched in Switzerland to protest the World Economic Forum and President Trump, who is attending for the first time.”

    I know it’s politically incorrect, but “Thousands of retards marched in Switzerland…” is really more accurate.

    1. I know it’s politically incorrect, but “Thousands of retards marched in Switzerland…” is really more accurate.

      Right. Not disparaging the differently-abled, just stating the fact that using anti-capitalism would make us mentally and economically retarded.

  21. It’s time for Star Trek meets the Planet of the Apes. Original versions. Directed by Werner Herzog.

    1. William Shatner to play one of the apes? I’d see that.

  22. Thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched

    Oh yeah, I forgot the most memorable part of my “philosophical discussion” with a couple of millennials the other day. One of them asked (paraphrasing), “Oh my god, you’re in favor of …capitalism?” The tone was ‘I can’t believe I’m talking to an actual Nazi.’ Those kids were hopeless, at least for a while. I’m not worried. Libertarianism happens to people eventually.

    1. Re: Juice,

      Libertarianism happens to people eventually.

      Just not to Trumpistas, I’m afraid.

    2. Libertarianism happens to people eventually.

      ?!

      1. Ah, if you’re not familiar with the phrase, it refers to the fact that someone may be pro-government or pro-cop or whatever, until the institution they love shits all over them and seriously fucks with their lives. They start to learn about liberty rather quickly after that.

  23. I don’t think the Tarantino and Star Trek worldviews are particularly compatible, but I’m interested to see what he can do with his mere directing chops. Can’t be any worse than JJ Abrams, who might as well have come into my house and taken a malicious shit on my childhood. And then come by a couple years later and take another one. God what a piece of shit hack. How fucking hard is it to make a Star Trek or Star Wars movie that doesn’t suck nuts? Apparently very hard.

    1. How fucking hard is it to make a Star Trek or Star Wars movie that doesn’t suck nuts?

      All I know is, don’t look to George Lucas for answers.

      1. I know right.

  24. Thousands of “anti-capitalist” demonstrators marched in Switzerland to protest the World Economic Forum and President Trump, who is attending for the first time.

    By the way, Trump went alone because of some bad Stormy Daniels weather.

    The U.S. is imposing new sanctions against North Korea.

    We’re not importing washing machines from them either, it would seem.

    Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 140 years in prison for molesting his patients[…]

    I wonder if his wife is going to avenge her husband by rocking some cradles…

    1. When Melania finally shitcans the marriage, and when his children are in prison, I wonder if Trump will ask himself whether this whole presidenting thing was worth it.

      1. Tell us about his “treason” again, Tony.
        Your make-believe world is so amusing, it’s almost like you’ll get to the forth grade this year.

        1. Tell us why you spend so much time defending this assclown.

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