Russian Diplomats Expelled, Orlando Shooter's Dad Was FBI Informant, Bill Pushed to Legalize Hemp: P.M. Links

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    The United States, the United Kingdom, and 13 European countries announced they're expelling more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve attack against a former Russian spy in England. It's the largest expulsion since the Cold War. The Russian consulate in Seattle has also been ordered closed.

  • The attorneys for Noor Salman, wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, are calling for a mistrial after discovering that Mateen's father was a confidential FBI source up until 2016. They argue that the authorities pointed the finger at Salman to hide the father's relationship.
  • An attorney for President Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, hit back at the Stormy Daniels interview on 60 Minutes last night, denying claims that somebody in Trump's orbit threatened her and her daughter if she came forward.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced he'd be introducing legislation to legalize hemp as an agricultural product and attempting to remove it from the controlled substances list. The bill's co-sponsors are Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
  • Police say an Iraqi teen living in Texas with her parents was beaten and burned with hot oil for resisting an arranged marriage. The parents face felony charges.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it's investigating Facebook's data privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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  1. It’s the largest expulsion since the Cold War.

    What about retaliating for poisoning our presidential elections???

    1. I bet Melania is going to retailiate for the embarrassment this interview brought on her by Trump.

    2. Hello.

      If this keeps up, Russia won’t just have to worry about their athletes.

      The political diplomats from Russia.

      1. They’ll be able to remake The Americans without needing all those expensive 30 year old sets and costumes and cars.

    3. As long as Phillip and Elizabeth are still here, I’m ok with that.

      1. SPOILER ALERT: Their wigs were deported.

  2. …Mateen’s father was a confidential FBI source up until 2016 and argue that authorities pointed the finger at Salman as assisting Mateen to hide his father’s relationship.

    I can’t keep track of that particular bureaucracy’s machinations.

    1. There had jolly well better be a special investigation!

  3. …denying claims that somebody in Trump’s orbit threatened her and her daughter if she came forward.

    Depends on what your definition of orbit is.

    1. I mean he’s overweight sure… but maintaining his own orbit seems a bit of a stretch.

      1. Well, he better clear his orbit if he ever wants to be taken seriously as a hamplanet.

        1. I like to think of Trump and Chris Christie as binary stars orbiting each other. So really Christie should be implicated too for increasing the gravitational field of Trump’s orbit.

          1. Christie is the schmuck who buys the land that Trump sells to him. Trump is the closer. Christie is the mark.

            1. Coffee is for Trumpkins!

        2. At least he’s spherical now.

      2. When Trump threatens around the house, he threatens arooouuuuund the house.

      3. I heard he broke his leg and gravy came out.

        1. He’s so fat, his blood type is ragu

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced he’d be introducing legislation to legalize hemp as an agricultural product and attempting to remove it from the controlled substances list.

    Not so square after all. It looks like Reason owes a certain Majority Leader a huge apology.

    1. It’s Mitch McConnells all the way down.

    2. Or they could call the bluff… Good Klan to Sessions’ Bad Klan.

  5. An attorney for President Donald Trump’s attorney

    Okay, but what did HIS attorney have to say?

    1. It’s attorneys all the way down.

    2. It’s attorneys all the way down!

    3. Reminds me of a poem by (I believe) Augustus De Morgan:

      Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em,
      And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so, ad infinitum.
      And the great fleas, themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on;
      While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.

      1. Would that imply the existence of a Supreme Flea?

        1. I think Jefferson was a Flea-ist.

          1. American fleas were bigger than European fleas.

  6. So grandpa is on the FBI payroll while Junior is getting so into ISIS he decides to commit mass murder for the jihad and the FBI had no idea? Give me a fucking break. The FBI had to know about him and know he was dangerous and they just fucked up and let him do it.

    1. I think what you meant to say was that the gun likely acted on its own.

      1. +1 It just went off

        1. Wasn’t that Trumps comment with Stormy?

          1. Its why he had to pay her and set up that NDA.

          2. Have you seen Stormy? It’s actually pretty likely the case.

            1. If you like MILFs she isn’t bad.

              1. I do and she isn’t.

                  1. Hard pass. There are a lot of much prettier, younger porn stars out there.

            2. Her boobs ruin it for me.

          3. *** rising intonation ***

            Should have worn a condom.

    2. Is it alleged they missed overt criminal acts that preceded the massacre?

    3. Maybe he was an informant, but chose not to inform on his own son. I could see that.

    4. Makes you think maybe some false flag operations going down.

      Nothing gets Americans to give up rights like being scared by domestic terrorism. Americans are just not giving up their 2nd Amendment rights like they are supposed to.

    5. So grandpa is on the FBI payroll while Junior is getting so into ISIS he decides to commit mass murder for the jihad and the FBI had no idea? Give me a fucking break. The FBI had to know about him and know he was dangerous and they just fucked up and let him do it.

      You know, John, I’ve heard from reliable sources that criticizing the FBI is being a big old traitor. That agency is beyond reproach, don’t you know?

      Shooting happened in 6/16. Maybe the FBI was too busy spying on Trump people to notice it.

    6. Something weird is going on, the question is whether we’ll find out what it is or whether we’ll just have to guess.

  7. Her father, Abdulah Fahmi Kala Alhishmawi, 34, and mother, Hamdiyah Sabah Alhishmawi, 33, are each facing at least one felony count of continuous family violence

    “Continuous family violence”?

    1. Well, it certainly wasn’t discrete.

      1. The family or the violence?

      2. I see what you did there

    2. Attention followers of The Prophet. Alabama is the religious state that loves Allah and prohibitionism, not Texas. Texans shoot violent sand people–especially child abusers. Also, in Alabama that young lady would be considered a beauty queen, with handsome young men of means lining up to beg her father to arrange them a marriage to her. This has been a Public Service Announcement, but His Royal Highness assumes no liability for the truth or falsehood of any of this translated content.

  8. Police say an Iraqi teen living in Texas with her parents was beaten and burned with hot oil for resisting an arranged marriage.

    Texans have some strange customs, but who are we to judge?

    1. They just brought some flavor to the community. Food trucks, uber, Sharia law, it is all the spice of life.

      1. And as well all know, the spice must flow.

        1. Never read Dune, and I still understand this reference..

          1. Texas is known to contain desert areas and religious fanatics that hate The Demon Rum, Muad’Dib.

    2. I guess that verse got dropped from the final version of Slaid Cleaves’ Texas Love Song.

    3. I love how the media is framing this. No mention of Islam, hmm… probably just a coincidence really.

  9. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced he’d be introducing legislation to legalize hemp as an agricultural product

    I didn’t know turtles ate hemp.

    1. Where did you think TMNTs come from?

      1. Omg, Mitch is the long lost fifth TMNT, isn’t he. Kowabunga, dude. What’s his weapon?

        1. He’s got a little derringer that he keeps in his purse.

        2. He brandishes an omnibus

        3. Senate rules to bog down his adversaries, while getting trapped by them himself.

        4. Mitch McConnell is Venus de Milo?

  10. The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it’s investigating Facebook’s data privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

    At least until a technologically woke challenger needs it to defeat Trump.

    1. It’s not illegal if woke folk do it.

  11. It’s the largest expulsion since the Cold War.

    And when Yellowstone blows: “It’s the largest expulsion since the Russian diplomat incident.”

    1. Porn is a wealth creator. Who knew?

    2. How about thanking sister Jean?

      1. Sister Jean does not worship Mammon.

        1. Nor Mammaries.

          1. She is a Nun. I wouldn’t go that far. NTAWWT

            1. John, we have two humongous state schools and two catholic schools in the Final 4.

              I can see proggies and SJWs and such rooting for Kansas or Michigan, but how can anybody (except for alums and those who have close ties to the programs) along the conservative – libertarian spectrum root for them?

              1. I am from Kansas. They will take my passport if I don’t root for KU. But no way do I want Michigan to win. I want a KU Loyola final.

                1. This explain so much. Not everything, but so much.

                2. Never knew that you were from Kansas.

                  You gotta like Devonte’ Graham’s game.

                  1. Bill Self has done one hell of a job with this team. All of the times that Kansas has had awesome talent and gagged, it wouldn’t surprise me that they finally win with a team that isn’t that talented.

                    1. Bill Self has done a hell of a job. Overall, he has grown on me. Back in the day when he was the head coach of Illinois and his first few years at Kansas, I didn’t care much for him.

                    2. Self has done about what he should with the talent he’s recruited. Check out the 538 article below (you need to scroll all the way down to #188 to find Self).

                      goo.gl/6SVbsa

                    3. Oh, FFS. I’m never gonna get links on this site.

                    4. You goofed the link. And Kansas has a lot of talent this year. It is just less than they have had in past years when he had guys like Joel Embid and Sheldon Wiggins. And I think Self has done more with the talent he has recruited than Roy Williams ever did. Roy Williams had Paul Pierce and Raf LeFrenze for three years and couldn’t even get to a final four.

                    5. Well, although he didn’t have Truth and LeFrenze, Roy did get to the championship game in 2003 and losing to Syracuse and Carmelo Anthony.

                      Do you remember Bonnie Bernstein asking Roy about the North Carolina gig after the game? That was some raw shit.

                    6. I was overseas and missed that game thankfully. I always have had a thing for Bernstein. Man does she have a great rack. Former college gymnast and has a rack like that. Shame you never see her anymore.

                    7. Yes, she is pretty and has a nice rack.

                      Do you remember when she did NFL sideline reporting on CBS? Dick Enberg often would refer to her as “B squared.” I’m sure he also thought “OH MY!”

                      Yeah, when was the last time you saw her? I can’t recall?

    3. So the Dow falls when POTUS speaks: “Hempheads? I’d crush ’em underfoot!” then rallies when another politician with a lot of put options croaks “Not so fast!” The tariff hysteria was just a stalking horse?

  12. fines which the Washington Post has suggested could scale to trillions of dollars if the FTC’s $40,000 per privacy violation is multiplied by the 50M Facebook users whose data was passed to Cambridge Analytica.

    *Finally*, a solution to the National Debt!

    1. Facebook became an arm of the Obama campaign in 2012 and nothing happened. How were they supposed to know that Republicans doing it was different?

      1. Nobody “Liked” that?

        1. Kirk Cousins did.

          1. Let’s see if he “Likes” Minnesota winters.

    2. I wonder how much of that money the FTC would pass on to the injured parties, i.e. Facebook users? Just kidding, i know the answer is “none of the money.”

      1. They’ll be using the money to benefit all citizens!

    3. It would only take 10 years at that rate, if they stop adding to the debt right now.

  13. What happened to the AM links? There should be some kind of law to protect us from Mondays without AM links.

    1. I tell you, man. Fucked up my whole day.

    2. I’m 99% rape is illegal.

      1. It’s that 1% rape that gets ya.

        1. Is that in any way affiliated with, or related to, rape-rape?

  14. The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

    Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target bitcoin users around the world ? and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to “help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins,” according to a top-secret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March 2013. The data source appears to have leveraged the NSA’s ability to harvest and analyze raw, global internet traffic while also exploiting an unnamed software program that purported to offer anonymity to users, according to other documents.

    This is belated as fuck.

    1. It would not surprise me if Bitcoin was nothing but a honey trap set up by western intelligence services.

      1. I’m not ready to jump down that rabbit hole, but the bitcoin creator’s real name and identity still hasn’t been revealed to the public.

        1. I didn’t know that, but that makes me even more convinced it was created by western intelligence agencies. It is such a brilliant honey trap for criminals, terrorists and others.

        2. Thanks for posting that article. Good read.

      2. I made a grip on Bitcoin buying low when you could get them for $20 each and sold high.

        I paid my taxes on the profit, so the US Gov can go fuck itself.

  15. During Monday’s testimony, friends and family described Salman as a peaceful person who was bad at math and someone who has more in common with children than adults.

    *Excellent* defense.

  16. Off topic: Worst Reason troll, semi-finals:

    Tony vs. Weigel’s Cock Ring

    In the first round, Tony defeated his two opponents by a score of 4-2-2. This was enough to win Tony a first-round bye and the title of “most annoying-ass know-it-all.” By contrast, Weigel’s Cock Ring won his title as “most annoying-ass righty” by a decision against John, where both of them only garnered a single vote (John’s vote coming from another division winning troll). However, in his second round matchup with Shikha Dalmia, Weigel won unanimously?and, more importantly, brought home a total of seven votes in that second round matchup. That makes Weigel’s Cock Ring a stronger opponent than might have been anticipated, especially given that Shikha was favored going into the match.

    Tony vs. Weigel’s Cock Ring, go!

    1. No one is as annoying as I am.

    2. Tony, by frequency alone.

    3. But are they trolls? This dimension’s current me is merely a feisty homosexual liberal, and WCR/DD is a screeching retard whose intelligence couldn’t permit being a captain of a ruse cruise.

      1. Shh, I want to know what I win first.

        1. A half eaten three month old Charleston Chew.

          And we’re not absolutely certain it’s really a Charleston Chew,

    4. Boy, this is a tough one. If the main criterion is who is more annoying, it’s probably Tony, because he is like the bartender from The Shining: he’s always been here. Tony sometimes makes good points, even though he totally surrounds those good points with dollop of ignorance that stink the thread up like sour cream gone bad. Mikey, on the other hand, is totally unhinged, but is entertaining. But in a way that makes you feel bad about it, like being entertained about watching two kids on the short bus fight.

      1. The question is whether Tony is real. Either Tony is real and is the dumbest most neurotic ignorant Prog on search, in which case he can’t be counted as a troll or he is fake and is by far and away the best trolling act ever done. It is hard to say. Could someone really be that convincing as a troll? At the same time, is it possible someone could actually be that ignorant? Tough call.

        1. Unfortunately you seem all too real. A walking regurgitation machine of right-wing bullshit, both common and goose-steppingly uniform in your mindless recitations. All unwitting agents of a political party so incompetent and corrupt one wonders how anyone could be stupid enough to buy their crap. Yet buy it you do.

          1. Can someone be this angry and stupid? I wouldn’t pretend to know. Sometimes I think perhaps I am inclined to believe Tony is not real because imaging him being real is just too horrible to contemplate.

            1. I just don’t know if anyone, at least any of the common posters, can beat Mikey in a stupid contest. You need some challenges to views, and Tony does that, sometimes better than other times. Mikey is just like a screeching monkey, with an intense erotic fixation on David Weigel.

              1. You get challenges to views from people like Juice and Stormy Dragon. They are reliably left wing but generally reasonable and occasionally make very good points. Tony never makes a good point. it is always anger and ignorance.

                1. I think Tony is willing to join in time to time, and he can be very surly, but I legitimately believe Mikey lowers the level of discourse.

                  1. Tony does too.he only shows up on threads involving gays or partisan democrats and shits all over the thread making intelligent discussion impossible. The board would be much better without him. He never has anything interesting to add. He is worse than shreek, who is at least funny.

                2. I mostly get angry at you John because you’re such a raging hypocrite. I hate hypocrisy worse than anything, maybe.

                  That little number you pulled with Iraq vs. Libya on the other thread–that kind of thing really ticks me off. And just the general butt work you do for the Republican party for no rational reason.

                  1. Tony you are so stupid. It never seems to dawn on you that you defend Obama for doing the same things you claim to hate Bush for. You have no idea the issues involved in Libya or Iraq or the results from either intervention. All you know is that Obama did Libya so it must be okay. And then you call anyone who points out that Obama destroyed an entire country with a totally illegal and unjustified intervention, a hypocrite. And you honestly think no one reading this sees that.

                    You are just dumb as a post. If you didn’t have talking points and mindless partisanship, you wouldn’t have anything at all.

                  2. I really don’t think Tony is as bad without a John to trigger him. Those two are like oil and water .. or rival animals that have to drop everything they’re doing and start fighting the second they’re in the same vicinity as each other.

                    1. Tony is dumb as a post and easy to pick on. I should ignore him. Picking on stupid people is one of my vices and not really a good one to be honest.

                    2. You guys are basically mirror images of each other anyway. I assume that’s what Red Tony as a nickname came from.

                    3. How am I a mirror image? My views are all over the place. People always claim that I am some partisan hack, but i stand behind no one in my criticism of the police. I am pro legalized gambling and prostitution. I have views on trade and regulation that coincide with neither party’s position.

                      If you think that I am some partisan hack who only takes the Republican or conservative position the way Tony shills for the left, then you are either lying or too stupid to understand or too lazy to read my posts. Go fuck yourself if you think that. Seriously, go fuck yourself. That is the most insulting and untrue thing anyone has ever said about me on here.; If you think that is true, you are an idiot who just doesn’t like the fact that I make points you can’t respond to. Try paying more attention and thinking more.

                    4. That is the most insulting and untrue thing anyone has ever said about me on here.

                      John – people say exactly that to you all the time. People have been calling you Red Tony for years and years. I’m surprised you’ve never noticed.

                    5. And it is because they are pissed off that they can’t win an argument. There is no rational or objective way to support that contention. They just make it because they have nothing better to say. And that is fine. But they are going to get back the same from me in kind. There are lots of people on here who never say that. The only ones who do are the people butt hurt because I won’t kiss their ass. Well, too fucking bad.

                    6. The only ones who do are the people butt hurt because I won’t kiss their ass

                      I don’t think it’s quite as simple as that, but I would agree that in general your positions tend to be better informed and more thought-out than Tony’s.

                      But Tony isn’t always a doctrinaire Team player, either, and you both do have a similar tendency to dig in your heels and insult people in the course of discussions that you have an emotional attachment to.

                      And in both of your cases, the issues where you tend to stop listening and instead start flailing insults at people also happen to be your most partisan positions.

                    7. seriously BUCS, you are no brighter than Tony.

                    8. Maybe it’s the fact that you accused BUCS of being no brighter than Tony when he’s one of the more levelheaded commenters here. That’s a Past Me level statement there.

                    9. Saying I am the mirror image of Tony is incredibly insulting. But somehow the problem is that I insulted him back? That is what kills me about you people.. You are insulting as hell towards me. I wasn’t bothering BUCS at all. And suddenly he throws that out. So, I respond by saying the same thing back to him and here you are to whine about how hard I am being on him. Really? So i8t is okay for him to say I am no brighter than Tony but if I say that to him that is being insulting to a level headed commentator? If he is so level headed, why is he being so insulting?

                      I get it, I am supposed to just be insulted and take it because well, you people can only give but can’t take it. Sorry, I give as good as I get. If you don’t like that, don’t insult me.

                    10. I didn’t even mean it particularly as an insult. Just the statement that I thought that was where your Red Tony nickname came from.

                      I haven’t been around long, but if not that then what’s the origin of your nickname.

                    11. John, why don’t you just ask Tony out already? The sexual tension between you two is worse than some stupid 80’s TV sitcom…

                      Anyway, my vote is for Tony. That manchild never had an original thought in his life…

                    12. You are Red Me because we are both admitted partisans on a libertarian website. I happen to see virtue in picking a team, as I have explained many times. The problem is you chose the wrong team, complete with the wrong bullshit propaganda sources you get all your vile thoughts from.

                    13. I happen to see virtue in picking a team, as I have explained many times. The problem is you chose the wrong team, complete with the wrong bullshit propaganda sources you get all your vile thoughts from.

                      – John and Tony, to each other, for all of eternity.

                    14. “- John and Tony, to each other, for all of eternity.”

                      It’s kind of beautiful. Like a Mobius strip.

                    15. Two butts, pooping back and forth into each other forever.

                    16. Once again dickhead, He said the same fucking thing about me. Why is that okay? If you agree with him, good for you. But don’t come in here whining about me saying exactly what was said about me to someone else. How can you not see that?

                    17. You can call me whatever you want. I can take it.

                    18. Also, you take my comment as a deep insult, but that’s because you hate Tony. I don’t hate Tony, so it’s not meant as a particular insult.

                      There’s only one user I really dislike. That Reality guy who comes and spams noise every few months.

                    19. “You can call me whatever you want. I can take it.”

                      Oh you should see what these assholes say about you behind your back. I think one time Fist said he’d rather leave his daughter with Roman Polanski than you.

                    20. Roman Polanski at least has some good drugs.

                    21. At least Roman Polanski would show her the world. I’m more of a homebody myself.

                    22. BUCS, John’s posts are almost always better informed and reasoned than those of Tony.

                      Yes, you are one of the most levelheaded of our community – even though you lampooned me for paying a compliment to LC1789.

                    23. Do you mean when I asked if you were the same Libertymike as before? Because that was a real question as your demeanor seems quite different lately.

                    24. Otherwise, I don’t know what specific thing you’re referring to Mike. I probably meant it as a joke, as about half of what I do is crack dumb jokes. But if actually insulted you then I apologise, as I am definitely prone to needless rudeness at times.

                    25. You probably meant it as a joke but you might have been surprised that I was complimenting LC.

                      No, I was not insulted. No need to apologize.

                    26. How is my demeanor different?

                    27. That’s exactly what a doppelganger would ask.

                    28. I don’t know. You’re super anti Trump. But I can’t rememberer if you were that way before you disappeared to Florida. In general I can’t say how you seem different, and it could very well be that I just remembered your demeanor differently from how it actually was.

                      Not meant as a bad thing though.

                    29. I’m more of a homebody myself.

                      My brother came out as a homebody his freshman year in college. What an awkward Thanksgiving that was.

                    30. I think you need to take a step back from the keyboard, John. The only times when you should engage in virtual fisticuffs is when somebody insults your favorite girl, or if you’re a masochist.

                      Totally unrelated but somebody insult me please.

                    31. You characterize yourself as coming from another dimension and being Tony, who is in the running for being the worst troll on Reason’s comment boards. Not only that, but your shtick?an “alternate” version of a long-reviled commenter?isn’t even original, as I (future Tony) arrived and started doing that close to half a year prior. And on top of that, you pretty much never appear except on P.M. Links, which implies that you’re only a lurker most of the time and only got in on the action so you could jump on the bandwagon of alternate Tonys.

                    32. You’re mostly right (wrong about the P.M. Links though), but your post isn’t making me erect. I said to insult me–not to point out the obvious.

                    33. And really dig deep too. I’ve told to drink bleach and neck myself on multiple occasions. I can’t reach climax unless you at least doing something equivalent.

                    34. “Totally unrelated but somebody insult me please.”

                      You’re my least favorite Tony.

                    35. Damn. A little blood rushed to my ding dong.

          2. Past Me, campaigning for himself now that he thinks he has a chance of winning. Will anything ever change?

    5. Weigel’s Cock Ring.

      I haven’t been around long enough to know his previous handles / “Mikey,” but I can infer that it was an… interesting experience.

      1. I only know of him as Domestic Dissident.

  17. How could Cohen possibly know if somebody in Trump’s orbit did or didn’t threaten Ms. Daniels? This is why we need to litigate these issues. Cohen, Trump and Daniels should give their testimony under oath.

    1. When Obama testifies under oath, the Trump can be called to the mat.

  18. Tony, by frequency alone.

    1. You only get to vote once.

      1. I bribed the squirrels.

        1. Voting again for Tony.

          You don’t want to know what I did with the squirrels, but it wasn’t a bribe…

  19. Washington post, keep bein’ you…

    Opinion: Citizens need a more direct voice, but mediated by impartial institutions. It’s time to rethink democracy.

    1. It’s time to rethink democracy.
      At least one part of the headline is right.

    2. You need a more direct voice, meaning shut up and let people like the Post speak for you. You just don’t know what you want Paul. Your voice needs to be heard but mediated by impartial top men like those at the Post.

      1. Nobody is saying “shut up and let the Post speak for you”. If you like your constitutional republic, you can keep your constitutional republic…

        1. I am pretty sure the post thinks a lot of people need to shut up and let them speak for them.

          1. And its well informed, intelligent, free-thinking readers agree!

    3. Impartial institutions? Is that like the CFPB when the Democrats were calling the shots?

    4. “Fuck NRA Congress”

    5. They’d charge me $1 to look at the article.

      Overcharge, I should say.

    6. Like maybe a college of electors?

  20. Suck that, Putin!

    1. This is all part of Trump’s 11-dimensional secret plan to be Putin’s cock holster, you dumbass rubes.

      Carry on, clingers.

      1. Clingers like you that think Trump is anyone’s puppet are just so mad Hillary lost.

  21. Police say an Iraqi teen living in Texas with her parents was beaten and burned with hot oil for resisting an arranged marriage. The parents face felony charges.

    Islam is the most peaceful religion in the World.

    1. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match
      But don’t light a match because I’m covered in oil

    2. It’s national news on every morning show when some hillbilly Christian gets arrested for beating the devil out of their kid. Keep in mind that there are about 80 white Christians in America for every Middle-Eastern or Asian Muslim, yet you still hear about these kinds of horrors from the religions at about the same frequency.

      1. Beating and setting a kid on fire are two very different things.

  22. Maybe Trump is feeling that he was too paranoid with Stormy Daniels and so feels freer to hit the Russians. If he can fuck a porn star while his infant son is in his wife’s care, what’s a little piss play in Moscow?

    That leaves the money stuff. But Trump has always been more freewheeling when talking about his, uh, approach to capitalism than he has talking about his infidelities, probably because said wife might hear.

    1. Tony|3.26.18 @ 5:50PM|#
      “Maybe Trump is feeling that he was too paranoid with Stormy Daniels and so feels freer to hit the Russians. If he can fuck a porn star while his infant son is in his wife’s care, what’s a little piss play in Moscow?
      That leaves the money stuff. But Trump has always been more freewheeling when talking about his, uh, approach to capitalism than he has talking about his infidelities, probably because said wife might hear.”

      So, Tony, did your dad enjoy getting it in the ass? How about your brother and your cousin?

      1. I don’t even know what you’re trying to insult. Are you saying I raped my family? Okay, is that really the vibe I give off? Family rapist? Or are you just wondering very specifically whether my relatives enjoyed their one experience in receptive anal sex? The answer is: I’m sure I don’t know. I don’t even have a brother.

        1. Nowhere did he suggest they didn’t consent to the sex.

        2. I always thought that you gave off a mass murderer vibe.

          I mean Stalin would have been proud of you.

  23. As seen in local news reports, while the two suspects were being led away in handcuffs from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the father could be heard shouting to media, blaming the daughter for the situation.

    You need to shut your trap Dad… here in the United States, of you keep your mouth shut, CPS usually releases your kid back to you in a few weeks so you can pour more hot oil on them.

    1. Correction: You only get your kid back if you’re Muslim.

  24. “Officials said the family had been in the United States for two years on visas. The type of visas not immediately known.

    As seen in local news reports, while the two suspects were being led away in handcuffs from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the father could be heard shouting to media, blaming the daughter for the situation.

    Now we get to hear the media blaming Trump for the situation:

    I mean, just because they came here from Iraq or Syria during the refugee crisis doesn’t necessarily mean they were refugees.

    If we let in more refugees, we could save more girls from these situations.

    If it weren’t for Donald Trump making refugees feel so anxious, maybe they would adopt our cultural norms.

    So, yes, Donald Trump is to blame for everything.

    Obama-lama-ding-dong.

    Now, where’s my Pulitzer?

    1. The type of visas not immediately known.

      With all due respect, why TF not?

      1. They’re leaving it to some right-wing news outlet to find out, then they’ll do a “news analysis” about how evil the right-wing news outlet is, and then in Paragraph Seven they’ll admit that the outlet was correct in its main point, then they can use the news analysis article to show that they did, indeed, cover the visa issue?

  25. The dad was apparently raising money for ISIS and tried to send money to various middle eastern spots. In about 3,4 years we’ll learn that the Vegas shooter was involved in arms trafficking.

    “A suspicious middle eastern FBI informant’s son turned out to be a terrorist” is something straight out of a movie. His son was already on the FBI watch list. If they keep dropping the ball we might not believe the FBI is some honorable organization.

    1. The FBI did everything absolutely right, it was Republican homophobic crackers that caused the repressed Mateen to unexpectedly have a psychological break.

      Carry on, clingers.

      1. Is this the real Rev., or the fake one?

        1. The L is a different font. Isn’t it?

    2. Often people will get revenge on the FBI if they feel it was unfairly targeting them or their family. This is the case with Lee Harvey Oswald, the Las Vegas shooter (his father was a bank robber deemed ‘psychopathic’ by the FBI) and Andrew Cunanan (great show on FX, BTW). They get revenge by going on a crime spree. Same for the Manchester bombing (but with MI6). This is a common thread, but is not the only motivation.

  26. Reading over the Dem platform, there is far less shrillness, fewer demands for burning hemp “kingpins” at the stake compared to when Bush or Clinton were President. Still, no looter platform called for legalizing pregnancy termination when the LP finessed the plank into a surprise Supreme Court decision. Also the Republican Party habit of baiting gays ended at the hands of the Supreme Court just in time to save the Trump Campaign from its Landover Baptist supporters in 2016. That was an LP plank decades ago. If the Dems come out LOUDLY for decriminalization and also copy the LP energy plank, the next election might be a fair fight–as looter dogfights go. Spoiler votes pack all manner of law-changing clout.

    1. Uh, yeah. I guess.

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