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Cuomo Asks America To Hold Off on Believing Women This Time

Plus: QAnon comes to CPAC, Virginia votes to legalize marijuana, and more...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused by two women of sexual harassment. Both women were former staff of the Democratic governor.

Former Cuomo executive assistant Charlotte Bennett said that Cuomo harassed her last spring. The 25-year-old claims Cuomo made myriad inappropriate comments, including talking to her about his loneliness and his openness to dating younger women and asking her prying questions about her personal romantic attachments.

"I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared," Bennett told The New York Times in a detailed interview. "And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job." Not long thereafter, Bennett was transferred to another department.

Former Cuomo staffer Lindsey Boylan also claims that Cuomo harassed her when she was his employee. In a Medium post, Boylan alleges that Cuomo made inappropriate comments about her appearance, invited her to play strip poker while "on his taxpayer-funded jet," and kissed her on the lips without her consent—a move that under Cuomo's rules would be defined as sexual assault. (Boylan first publicly raised sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo back in December but did not go into specifics then.)

Cuomo's press secretary called Boylan's allegations "false" and Cuomo himself said in a Saturday statement that he "never made advances toward Ms. Bennett, nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate." He is now calling for an independent review of the allegations.

In a statement last night, Cuomo added: "I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended." He also asked people not to rush to judgments before the investigation is concluded—a courtesy he has seldom shown when it comes to sexual harassment claims against folks other than him.

For instance, Cuomo immediately called for former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign when allegations surfaced against him.

"My personal opinion is that, given the damning pattern of facts and corroboration laid out in the article, I do not believe it is possible for Eric Schneiderman to continue to serve as Attorney General, and for the good of the office, he should resign," said Cuomo before an official investigation was even underway.

Cuomo also introduced and aggressively advocated for New York's 2015 "Enough Is Enough Act," bragging that it was "the most aggressive policy in the nation" to fight sexual assault and misconduct on college campuses. The bill spread nonsense statistics about sexual assault on college campuses and set "affirmative consent" as the standard for college sexual encounters, which many lawyers view as problematic and a threat to due process.

Cuomo has also lobbied for increased criminal penalties for nonconsensual touching of all sorts and for consensual touching that involves money.


FREE MINDS

QAnon comes to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of the conservative establishment that's grown increasingly unhinged alongside the GOP at large. A CPAC speaker "promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory from the event's main stage on Sunday, shortly before Donald Trump was scheduled to appear," notes Will Sommer at The Daily Beast. "Former congressional candidate Angela Stanton King…called for an investigation into whether QAnon's bizarre claims about a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles controlling the world and a mysterious figure named Q giving hidden messages to Trump supporters are real."


FREE MARKETS

Virginia legalizes marijuana, no thanks to the state's Republican legislators. It is now the 16th state to do so. More from Politico:

The Virginia Legislature approved adult-use marijuana legalization Saturday in a historic vote marking the first state in theOld South to embrace full legalization.

The House passed the measure in a 48-43 vote, and the Senate approved it in a 20-19 vote. Not a single Republican voted for the bill in either chamber.

Virginia residents shouldn't light up without fear just yet, however. Under the new measure, which still must be signed by the state's governor, the legal sale of marijuana would not start until 2024.


QUICK HITS

• The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains the trouble with the so-called SAFE TECH Act, "a shotgun approach to Section 230 reform put forth by Sens. Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar earlier this month."

• The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments for a major voting rights case on Tuesday.

• Yes, conservatives are hypocrites about cancel culture and race-related discussions. But "it is progressives who in recent years have attempted to increase the stigma attached to racist speech while also expanding the scope of what's 'racist,'" writes Matthew Yglesias. "That double move introduces complications into discussions of racism that should invite more argumentation, not less."

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• Thanks to U.S. laws, sex workers in 2021 aren't just fighting stigma, "They're fighting for their right to be on the internet," writes Mark Serrels at CNET.

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• The untold story of queer foster families.

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  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused by two women of sexual harassment.

    The day #MeToo died.

    1. Metoo died when Biden got accused

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        2. That is a really good point. She was never even pushed to walk that one back. Nor her accusations of racism…

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      3. Nah, it was already spent by then. After it took out Al Franken, the Democrats started to figure out that it was costing them far more than the Republicans. Nobody made a serious effort to kick Bubba Clinton out of the party, for example.

        -jcr

        1. Franken was the token.

          1. Plus there was no danger of him getting replaced with a Republican. What he did wasn’t any worse than most left-wing Hollywood shitheads get away with in a regular week.

        2. Spent? They “believed women” when they made utterly unverifiable accusations against Kavanaugh, and they’re still repeating these lies or paranoid-schizophrenic hallucinations.

          With Biden and Cuomo they’re openly using a double standard now – but not much has really changed. They’ve been ignoring sexual misconduct by Democratic idols at least since JFK. Somehow Al Franken wasn’t Democrat enough (or was too humorous) and wound up on the wrong side of the double standard, but that and Gary Hart were the only two exceptions in 60 years of giving Democratic leaders a pass on sexual misadventures.

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      4. Yep! Thought the same thing.

    2. When a democrat can’t keep it in his pants, the bitch deserved it…

    3. Cuimo has lost media favor. He’s being Trumped now.

      1. That’s what I’m wondering. He murdered those nursing home people and everybody knew it. They pulled a “Hunter Biden” on the story back then & now, all of a sudden, the Dems are gunning for him on both that & harassment. It’s like they’re grabbing at anything they can get. Why now? Are they trying to knock him out of 2024? Makes you want to believe in cannibalistic pedophiles or something.

        1. They are only going after him because they are aware that the public knows it this time. The facts of the nursing home deaths are more widely reported now along with the sexual accusations.

    4. Ya that and when Biden got accused. The media memory holed Tara Reid as fast as they possibly could.

      All my lib friends quickly found a way to question a woman’s credibility and motives when their guy was accused. Literally almost verbatim the things being said about the Kavanaugh accusers, it was like they were trying to look blatantly as hypocritical as possible and seemed to be incapable of perceiving it themselves.

      I suspect this time may be different now though. They dont need Cuomo anymore, he is now disposable. He might have to “go away” so they can pretend they care about the issue again now that he is beyond his usefulness.

      1. He may be a political threat to Harris in 2024, and so must go.

      2. “it was like they were trying to look blatantly as hypocritical as possible”

        The hypocrisy of it all doesn’t even faze them, in fact hypocrisy defines them. It’s amazing to me how they don’t give a shit about it. To anyone looking in from the outside it looks like near constant gaslighting of the proletariat is part of an abusive relationship.

        The Workplace Mental Health Institute lists 15 signs that indicate that you may be in an abusive relationship.
        https://www.thewmhi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Abusive-Relationship-Infographic.pdf

        It is abusive behaviour when someone:
        1. Stops you seeing friends and family (lockdown)
        2. Won’t let you go out without permission (lockdown)
        3. Tells you what to wear (masks)
        4. Monitors your phone or emails (big tech)
        5. Controls the finances, or won’t let you work (lockdown)
        6. Controls what you read, watch and say (big tech, establishment media)
        7. Monitors everything you do (big tech)
        8. Punishes you for breaking the rules, but the rules keep changing (big tech)
        9. Tells you it’s for their own good, and that they know better (lockdown)
        10. Doesn’t allow you to question it (big tech, establishment media)
        11. Tells you you’re crazy, and no-one agrees with you (big tech, establishment media)
        12. Calls you names of shame you for being stupid and selfish (establishment media)
        13. Gaslights you, challenges your memories of events, makes you doubt yourself (establishment media)
        14. Dismisses your opinions (establishment media)
        15. Plays the victim, if things go wrong, it’s all your fault. (Democrat Party)

        This is how sociopaths gain control over their victims on an individual level, and it’s what the Western establishment is now doing to us.

        1. This is the long, brutal, tyrannical history of Humanity, with a few breathers over the past 500 years, but always morphing and making a comeback.

          FTFY

          1. No, you didn’t, you just shirked the Left’s responsibility and threat with a vapid platitude.
            What a fucking worthless comment.

        2. The entire second half of that list would be true of both parties in any relationship conflict.

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    7. #MeToo. Sometimes.

    8. Me too didn’t die, democrats are just immune.

    9. Me too has been revived to axe Cuomo. Lest anyone look at what he did to nursing home residents. Because that brush would tar too many other Democrat governors so cannot be allowed to happen.

      That ENB joins in the underbussing says the parade has almost reached its end.

  2. I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared…

    He does seem like the type who’s had that effect on women his whole life.

    1. Read up on the Rape of the Sabine Women if you want to learn more about Wop dating culture.

      1. Very illustrative legend, and sheds light on why the Romans were so successful and resilient.
        Pretty much the exact opposite moral of our modern snowflake culture.
        A lesson of real feminine strength that puts today’s stronk womyn to shame.

  3. https://twitter.com/kausmickey/status/1365777610760806405
    WHAT IF THE CRISIS *IS* THE PLAN: Are Biden officials intentionally creating “a perpetual crisis that will normalize the flow of large numbers of people.” They’ll take the PR hit of “kids in cages” if it means more migrants (released more quickly)

  4. Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read.

    Much more serious or painful than if it was an election year and Cuomo was the only thing between America and Trump fascism.

    1. Has anyone run down the political ties of these folks? Because it sure seems like they spent a lot of time building a hero out of a mountain of garbage with this guy, and then as soon as Biden/Harris won, he’s not just off the list of “Next DNC Presidential candidates”, but he’s being attacked and they want him dead and burried.

      I’m getting a whiff of “Kamala Harris is the next candidate, and all you other haters are just imitators”.

  5. “Former congressional candidate Angela Stanton King…called for an investigation into whether QAnon’s bizarre claims about a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles controlling the world and a mysterious figure named Q giving hidden messages to Trump supporters are real.”

    The the Russians can plant one of their agents as President of the United States, then I guess anything is possible.

    1. Seems like a good way to debunk this once and for all; unless she’s part of the cabal of cannibal pedophiles.

    2. The Russian’s stole the 2016 election with only $150k in Facebook adverts, but the idea that there’s a lot more Epsteins out there is somehow loony-toons.

      1. Watch that Discovery+ documentary on billionaire Peter Nygard. There’s at least one cannibalistic pedophile, if you count intentional impregnation so that you can slaughter the fetuses to consume their stem cells.

        1. I think that qualifies.

      2. Do pedophiles exist? Yes.
        Do satanists exist? Yes.
        Do cannibals exist? Yes.
        Do politicians exist? Yes.

        Do pedophiles exist who are also satanists, politicians, and cannibals all at the same time? You would have to ask yourself what is the probability of that happening. Given that none of those groups represent even a fraction of the population, I would say the combination is most likely implausible.

  6. Not a single Republican voted for the bill in either chamber.

    I take it by that wording that some Democrats didn’t vote for it, either.

    1. Maybe they didn’t like it because they can buy a doobie until 2024.

      1. We’ll probably never know. Apparently none of them said anything about it worth reporting.

  7. Ugh, I can’t believe another attention-seeking woman is trying to smear the good name of America’s best governor. At this point I have to wonder if Russia is behind it. It seems like Putin wants revenge on Cuomo because he literally wrote the book on effective pandemic response while Drumpf was botching things at the federal level.

    #HarrisCuomo2024
    #Believe(Some)Women

    1. Don’t worry, he will get a pass just like SleepyJoe did.

    2. He will get a pass like SleepyJoe did.

      1. So he’ll get a pass like SleepyJoe did?

        1. He might get a pass!

          1. Like sleepy Joe?

            1. Don’t worry!

            2. Is this the fire named Joe?

              1. Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand.

    3. How soon you forget Newsom.

      #NewsomTrumpsCuomo

    4. Ugh, I can’t believe another attention-seeking woman is trying to smear the good name of America’s best governor.
      I know, right? I was hoping ENB’s vacation was permanent too.

    5. Cuomo is finished because of the nursing home deaths he lied about. He is done.

      1. Four Democrat Governors Issued Similar Nursing Home Policies to Andrew Cuomo’s:

        https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/03/01/four-democrat-governors-issued-similar-nursing-home-polices-andrew-cuomo/

        1. How many of them falsified the death statistics and touted themselves as doing exceptionally well in controlling COVID?

        2. And we dissected it extensively here on these very comment pages almost a year ago. Yet somehow it escaped the grasp of the media.

          You didn’t need to know any of the details of coverups…. simply seeing that New York had by far the largest rate of death while simultaneously having a rate of nursing home deaths that was on the order of 1/3 of other states was plenty to prove they were not being straight with the numbers.

          And we all knew it 10 months ago.

          1. Have you read Sullum’s latest?

            Lockdowns are bad for liberty.

            Who knew?

            If only he had told us sooner…

  8. Utility bills have long been considered a de facto form of government ID, or proof of residence. It seems completely reasonable to me for that to work both ways.

    1. ID to vote – racist.
      ID (vaccine passport) to leave your house to get to the polling place – sensible public health measure.

      At what millisecond does the ID switch from health to racism as you enter the polling place?

      1. Every Western democracy except the US requires ID to vote, so that means that the US is less racist than any other Western Democracy.

        Congratulations America.

        1. I have to show a government ID to purchase a gun, but not to vote. Gun control is racist (no sarcasm meant the history of gun control has always been about keeping the poor and minorities from owning guns).

    2. If you believe that illegal aliens pay utility bills, _and_ pay them under their own names. A whole lot of American citizens and legal residents with similar names are going to be hassled, but they won’t catch so many illegals.

  9. China teaches STEM and success, we teach Critical Race Theory and that success is racist. China teaches their troops to fight; we teach ours that they are racist.

    Our Ruling Class believes America (“The Red Century” – communism – good, 1619 Project – America bad) is a unique evil that needs to be taken down for the good of the world.

    We have a Chinese backed ruling class that wants to be Chinese style Mandarins, see Communist China as politically sympathetic, and are paid off, either with cash or with access to the Chinese market.

    But no more mean tweets. Fuck off, Reason.

    Boston Public Schools just canceled advanced classes for high-performing students because too many of the kids who qualified were white
    https://notthebee.com/article/boston-public-schools-cancels-advanced-classes-for-high-performing-students-because-too-many-of-the-kids-were-white

    1. It has to break before we can fix it; I by break I mean bad enough that the average person can no longer tolerate it.

      Then perhaps we can hold a convention of States to roll back government overreach. Of course Congress, faced with such a stark check on abuse, will do everything it it’s power to thwart it. It will be a battle.

      1. When things break politically the resulting reset is almost never any good.

        1. Didn’t say it would be easy. But it is necessary. It’ s not like the government is going to wake up one day soon and realize what is wrong with it, much less do anything to retract itself.

          We can bitch and post all day long and not one iota is going to change.

    2. Their treatment of Taiwan and the ongoing genocide of the Uighur says it all. Fuck off ruling class for giving the CCP so much as the time of day, much less respect and even deference.

      1. Be careful, our resident Uighur holocaust denier and China shill, White Knight, is going to be very upset with your CCP criticism.

        1. Our resident apologist for Saudi atrocities, Ken Shultz, gets very upset if one criticizes the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. He says to criticize them for this murder is “cancel culture”.

          Now, you may say, “I know Mother’s Lament is making up this stuff about your being a Uighur holocaust denier, but you, White Knight, must be making up this thing about Ken. Ken must surely now that ‘cancel culture’ is, like, when a woke college student tries to get a professor fired for engaging in a ‘micro-aggression’.”

          Nope, Ken really did say that it is “cancel culture” to criticize the Saudis for Khashoggi’s murder. He really did:

          https://reason.com/2021/02/28/a-radical-history-of-tennis/#comment-8785615

          Ken Shultz
          February.28.2021 at 6:00 pm
          So what?

          Because they murdered a journalist, it isn’t in the best interests of the United States to be allied with them?

          Why is that?

          Just sound like cancel culture to me. Are you trying to set a perfect example for the world or something? They don’t want to be like us. We’re not even Muslim.

          1. Totally broken.

            1. He has been exposed as a fifty-center. All he can do now is flail about dodging imaginary fire extinguishers.

              1. Flagged. Kill Mormons. Refresh.

          2. Literal smooth brain; completely deflects instead of addressing what was said.

          3. That’s not what Ken said at all, you dishonest twat.

            1. I directly quoted from Ken above: “Just sound like cancel culture to me.”

              1. The Broken Knight IV: Quest for the Gorilla Glue

                1. Slow down. We’re still working on White Knight 3.

                  1. No, that already exists, and it parodies you quite well. As does the comment you just responded to.

              2. Face it, you’re just ass-blasted because he de-pantsed you on your “allies” duplicity.

                1. Ah, yes. “Allies”. Another instance where the CACCLs here insist that they must control the definitions of words used in debates. Which is rich, since trying to control definitions is exactly what progressives do.

                  1. CacclgbtquivexyzWKRPD in Cincinnati is just stupid stop trying to make it stick.

                    1. Well Dee is stupid so…

                  2. Nigga, you didn’t even try to qualify what you said until several HOURS after you posted that shit. You deliberately conflated Kashoggi’s murder by Bin Salman with the 9/11 hijackers, and then lamely tried changing the definition after the fact when Ken repeatedly clubbed you over the head with your own hysterical argument.

    3. “Boston Public Schools just canceled advanced classes for high-performing students because too many of the kids who qualified were white…”

      Yes, and there were also too many that were “white adjacent.”

      1. “No child left behind” is a very important program these days. The smart kids will already understand what it means to be limited by the unqualified, incapable, and lazy shits that will get hired and promoted automatically through Affirmative Action.

    4. Quick question how many of the English as a second language students are Hispanic? My guess it is a higher percentage than the number of Hispanics in the school. It is racist and needs to be canceled.

    5. I’d like to know who the racists are that think black kids can’t qualify legitimately?

    6. I presume that, “white” means “Asian” in this

      1. Ugh. I wasn’t finished editing. Let’s try again:

        I presume that, in this context, “white” means “Asian.”

  10. https://twitter.com/Heminator/status/1366391940808376324

    A recent column at Poynter said, no joke, that because Xi Jinping was censoring Clubhouse, we should be concerned about the app allowing unmonitored conversations.

    Establishment journalism is more interested in enforcing political orthodoxies than badly needed industry reforms.
    Quote Tweet
    Conor Friedersdorf
    @conor64
    · 10h
    There are deep, intelligent disagreements among journalists on most every consequential debate in the industry. Among the institutions that should be airing them: @cjr and @Poynter. How come so many are playing out on Substack and Patreon-supported podcasts instead?

    1. How come so many are playing out on Substack and Patreon-supported podcasts instead?

      Probably doesn’t help that a lot of the Gawker claque and their clickbait-producing clones migrated from the fringe into the mainstream media offices over the last ten years. These retards are basically using the journalism industry as their own personal burn book to advance the cause of the Democratic party, so it’s not a surprise that people are migrating to over to platforms where they can directly subsidize the people they are interested in reading.

      These people really need to direct some of that “criticism/self-criticism” they love inflicting on others on to themselves, and exercise some awareness as to why guys like Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald, who otherwise don’t agree with conservatives on ANYTHING whatsoever, are gaining readers on these platforms.

      1. “a lot of the Gawker claque and their clickbait-producing clones migrated from the fringe into the mainstream media offices over the last ten years.”

        As a wise old Iowahawk once said:
        1. Identify a respected institution.
        2. kill it.
        3. gut it.
        4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect. #lefties

  11. Some Vogue Magazine coverage of Andrew Cuomo in 2020
    https://twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/1366376806740340743

    1. See, Andy’s mistake here is that he went after hot, young women who didn’t show any interest in him sexually, rather than a couple of used-up cum dumpsters like Handler and Jong-Fast who actually would have been game.

      1. Even Cuomo knows better than to stick it in the crazy that is Handler and Jong-Fast.

  12. It’s been a real treat watching James Lindsay torch Cathy Young and all the blue pilled lib punks who pretend to care about freedom.

    Crypto woke, great way to describe what goes on here every day. You’ve got no backbone, you stand for nothing. It’s been highly entertaining watching you circle the drain.

    1. Yeah standing for individual freedoms and pushing back against the worthless and abusive state is exactly what someone who doesn’t care about freedom would argue for, right? Republicans are equivalent to Democrats, and I don’t care which one you are as they’re both misguided, brainwashed bootlickers. libertarianism IS the ideology of freedom (lowercase L) and the Libertarian Party is as close as you get to it in an establishment political party.

      I have however, enjoyed the salt from people like you, just as I did in 2016 from the shitlibs. So thanks for that, please do keep it up, another 4 years of Qanon retards would be fantastic.

  13. https://twitter.com/ubiquity75/status/1366115953419804677

    Substack is a dangerous direct threat to traditional news media. But more importantly? It is a threat to journalism.

    …This is why Substack is incredibly dangerous and damaging to the fourth estate (journalism), one of the few failsafes against anti-democratic maneuvers when at their best. We really can’t afford to lose that right now.

    1. One comment to Stephen Miller’s observation on this:

      “If journalists would have not relied completely on anonymous sources that were repeatedly wrong and stopped circular sourcing one original source, they would be in a much better position of credibility.”

      Along with the gossip-as-journalism model made prominent by Gawker, social media has probably done more damage to the industry than any other factor since the Information Age kicked off. These assholes are CONSTANTLY on Twitter, and they create their own manufactured consensus by simply retweeting some random shit from Reuters or the AP as fact, even if they have actual boots on the ground and could verify that stuff for themselves.

      Even as recently as 2016, at the end of the Obama era, roughly half of Republicans still considered MSNBC, NPR, CNN, and the New York Times to be credible sources. Their four-year chimpout over Trump basically nuked that to hell.

      1. That, and social media gave us a good look at what left wing total idiots they are.

      2. But enough about ENB’s Roundups.

      3. Go to any journalism school and you’ll find 85-90% of the students are group-oriented, trend-following types. It really is that simple, and it’s why you should stop listening to anyone who suggests “cultural Marxism” is some vast organized effort.

        1. Jayson Blair

      4. Or if journalists wouldn’t have simply parroted CIA-generated press releases uncritically…almost any foreign policy “news” story you read is a commercial for CIA talking points straight out of Langley.

        1. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence after we legalized propaganda against Americans.

    2. I follow Bari Weiss and Glenn Greenwald at substack.

      If the MSM feel threatened by substack, they merely need to look at themselves in the mirror to understand why.

      1. Bari Weiss

        I have heard that name a bunch from MT and GGs substack, I’ll take a look, thanks!

  14. Hello my name is Rev kuck,
    It has been 16 days since I last clicked a sullum article

    1. But I couldn’t just silently not click. I have to signal to my fellow CACLLs.

      1. Cacls? Sounds interesting. What does it mean, and who coined it?

        1. It’s kind of an alternative term for alt-right, and Mother’s Lament came up with it.

          1. More lies. What a surprise.

        2. The White Knight
          October.22.2020 at 3:18 pm

          It means conservative and conservative-leaning libertarian, and I coined it.
          Is there a law in Canada that ordinary people aren’t allowed to coin acronyms. Here in the godamn USA we have freedom of speech.
          .

          1. America! America! God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

            1. shUt uP You’RE a caNadIaN!

          2. >>Here in the godamn USA we have freedom of speech..

            one would think.

          3. You can coin all the acronyms you want, but unless you are careful how you use them, no one will understand you.

        3. Calcium diChloride, its what he puts in the pot that boils his pasta

      2. CacclgbtquivexyzWKRPD in Cincinnati is just stupid stop trying to make it stick.

        1. It’s a shame. Every once in a while you set yourself apart from the Trump mean girls and have real conversations. And then you slip back into being part of the club.

          1. …Or your acronyms are kind of silly and forced. Occam’s razor and all that.

            1. Great, now Dee’s gonna misuse Occam’s razor for a week.

          1. He doesn’t give a shit about your kudos.

  15. #BidenBoom update!

    In 2021 Democrats have raised the minimum wage by: $0.00 / hour

    In 2021 Reason.com benefactor Charles Koch’s net worth has increased by: $2.44 billion

    Biden continues to show why he’s the correct choice for the Koch / Reason libertarian agenda — that is, maximizing the net worths of billionaires.

    #GetReadyForTheKochComeback
    #InDefenseOfBillionaires

  16. The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains the trouble with the so-called SAFE TECH Act, “a shotgun approach to Section 230 reform put forth by Sens. Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar earlier this month.”

    A legislature-style assault shotgun.

  17. Tortured by al Qaeda, He Saw the Same Craziness in the Capitol Rioters

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/tortured-by-al-qaeda-he-saw-the-same-craziness-in-the-capitol-rioters?ref=home

    1. So they tortured him? Seems odd none of that was on any of the numerous cameras rolling.

      1. They did it at the same time as they killed that poor officer with a fire extinguisher and smeared poo on the walls.

        1. Was that before or after they restrained some Congressmen with zip ties? Or did they use those zip ties to torture him?

    2. Oh, goody!
      TDS-addled lefy shit links to another TDS-addled lefty shit’s whine!

    3. When did this place become The Daily Beast comments section?

    4. If that’s al Qaeda-style craziness, then I wonder what the BLM/Antifa level insanity would qualify as? Who could’ve imagined al Qaeda was unarmed and largely non-violent.

      Also, it seems like Theo’s found a way to make some easy money.

      1. I wouldnt put it past the cia/nsa/fbi and their accomplices in the media to completely over-exaggerate the threat that al-qaeda poses.

        1. You Al CIA-da – there, I fixed it for you.

      2. Whadabout!

        1. Oh look, White Knight is fucking up on idioms again. Try pointing out how my post was whataboutism, White Knight.

          1. You are kidding. It’s very straightforward:
            1. Lord of Strazele posts link to Daily Beast article about craziness of the Capitol rioters.
            2. You respond with, “whadabout those BLM/Antifa rioters?!”

            You can’t gaslight your way out of this one.

            1. You’re totally missing what’s going on here.

              1. She usually is. She also doesn’t understand what quotations mean.

            2. Reading comprehension is not strong with this one.
              The White Knight V: The White Knight reads the White Knight Rinses

            3. No it isn’t, it’s a question of comparison.
              If x is to y them what does that make z is not whataboutism. It would be if he excused x because of z but he didn’t do that he asked if x is y, what does that make z (which was worse in his opinion). If you stopped making up stupid acronyms and educated yourself you would know the difference.

              1. He was straight up trying to deflect from talking about the Capitol rioters.

                1. Probably because the analogy in the OP was stupid one.

                2. There was no deflection you gibbering retard. A pertinent comment on the matter at hand is the opposite of deflection.
                  How the hell did you get your job with such shit debating skills?

                  1. It’s only fifty cents. It’s a quantity not quality approach.

  18. https://twitter.com/Doc_0/status/1366376422747553794

    Sexual harassment charges give Dems and their media a convenient way to get rid of Cuomo without admitting they were wrong to cover up his coronavirus killing spree.

    1. that is the main goal isn’t it, lets ignore the deaths that he should be held accountable for but OMG he liked a woman, fire him.

      1. “he liked a woman”

        Heterosexual male sexuality is icky.

        1. He liked her, he was firm about it. He is CIStern.

    2. He caused 16,000 nursing home deaths and then lied about it. But yeah, sexual harrassment is the big story here.

      1. It is at Reason.

      2. Sort of like how no one cared that Herman Cain ruined Godfather’s Pizza or ran an energy company into the ground, only that he might have had an affair.

      3. Phailing Phil Murphy, Tom ‘The Lurch’ Wolf, Gretchen Whatherface are no better. They should all be hung in effigy.

        1. Phailing Phil Murphy, Tom ‘The Lurch’ Wolf, Gretchen Whatherface are no better. They should all be hung in effigy.

          FTFY

          1. Nah, too violent. 🙂

            Who was the fifth dumbass governor…was it Newsome like I think? That dumb son of a bitch needs to be recalled ASAP.

            1. Newsflash: the left and global socialist establishment is right now more dangerous than the nazis were in 1933.

        2. If you can get a stout enough rope, add (J)umbo (B)utt Pritzker to that list.

        3. I’ve long thought that if a small town wanted free publicity, it should rename itself “Effigy” and build a gallows.

  19. https://twitter.com/Doc_0/status/1365302320528056322

    Minimum wage hikes are an easy pander – thank politicians for “giving you a raise,” and don’t think about all the jobs they destroyed! – but they’re also an important weapon in the Left’s war on the middle class.

    Political tinkering with the minimum wage teaches people to think of employment as a gift from the State, rather than an exercise of capitalist freedom. The Left needs to keep poor and middle-class people from seeing themselves as capitalists selling their labor for profit.

    An immediate practical benefit of minimum wage hikes for socialists is that they destroy the jobs poor people need to climb into the middle class. It’s like blowing up bridges so the enemy can’t get reinforcements. Blowing up the on-ramps to employment secures welfare dependency.

    1. Socialist utopia is a land of castes, not classes – a permanent elite secure in its power and privilege, using a permanent underclass as its vast and perpetually aggrieved political army. There is less MOVEMENT, both economically and literally under nutball green energy schemes.

      The best way to get those lousy deplorables to stop moving around so much is to wipe out the on-ramps to employment, success, and entrepreneurship. Small businesses have to go – they’re too unruly, too difficult to coopt for political purposes, too invested in capitalist freedom.

      The Left can dominate and politicize big corporations by inducting their top executives into the Party and putting activists into key positions to enforce Party ideology across the company. Good luck doing that to millions of small businesses run by hard-working entrepreneurs!

      1. Yeah, that was actually one of the points that both Orwell and Huxley made in their books–that the lower castes were actually largely left alone by those in power. It was the members of the Inner Party who were constantly watched by Big Brother and tormented for deviance from the prevailing narrative.

  20. https://twitter.com/jimgeraghty/status/1366391836194066432

    You can look at the largely-glowing coverage of Andrew Cuomo in 2020 (and to a lesser extent, Whitmer, Murphy, and Newsom) as simple partisan bias, or the desire to spotlight a heroic Democrat to contrast with Trump during the pandemic…

    1. Like we hadn’t figured this out early last year?

      1. Yeah, ol’ Jim’s a bit late to the party there.

        1. He still beat Reason to it though. In fact, it appears they’re not coming to this party at all.

          1. Their invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

            1. Though the identity and signature did not need verification to get into the party.

  21. It has to break before we can fix it; I by break I mean bad enough that the average person can no longer tolerate it.

    Then perhaps we can hold a convention of States to roll back government overreach. Of course Congress, faced with such a stark check on abuse, will do everything it it’s power to thwart it. It will be a battle.

  22. Virginia legalizes marijuana, no thanks to the state’s Republican legislators.

    Any bets on how long it will take to become a “human right” requiring a tax-payer subsidy?

    1. And HyR distorted the story by omission of the Republican legislators’ objection: licensing set-asides based on “social equity”. Plus, not only sales but possession remains illegal until 2024.

  23. The Twilight of the Anti-Trump Idols
    From Andrew Cuomo’s scandals to the European vaccine disaster, after Trump the failures of his foils have been laid bare.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/opinion/sunday/trump-cuomo-media-covid.html

    Throughout the Trump presidency and especially in the Covid era, there was a quest for figures that could be held up as embodiments of everything that Trump’s opposition wanted to restore: reason, technical competence, idealism. Over time these figures took on the character of familiar dramatic archetypes — the Good Republican, the Heroic Whistleblower, the Beleaguered Expert, the Tough Blue State Governor, the Wise and Sophisticated Europeans.

    The first month of the Biden era has been a hard time for these characters. A few have come through more burnished than before: If Mitt Romney was a Good Republican before, now he’s pretty much the Best. But elsewhere we’re seeing archetypes of anti-Trumpism exposed as idols, not just fallible but failing, not just imperfect but corrupt.

    You may have noticed, for instance, the long-overdue collapse of the heroic story around Andrew Cuomo, the Tough Blue State Governor par excellence, whose pandemic news conferences inspired such fawning media coverage — from late-night hosts who declared themselves admiring “cuomosexuals,” from his own CNN-host brother — that the governor wrote a book about “leadership lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic” while the pandemic was still going on.

    For the sake of the heroic story, the fact that Cuomo and Bill de Blasio jointly botched New York’s initial response to the coronavirus was airbrushed out of the televised hagiography. The fact that the governor shipped potentially contagious patients back to nursing homes was reported on but didn’t dent Cuomo’s reputation, becoming a cause célèbre mostly in the right-wing press. And the bullying, berating side of Cuomo that’s suddenly front-and-center in stories about his alleged cover-up of nursing-home death numbers — well, that was portrayed as the seriousness a reeling country needed.

    Only now is the more complete Cuomo story taking hold. Meanwhile, a similar deglamorization has arrived for the Good Republicans at the Lincoln Project, the collection of Republican strategists dedicated to using their skills to bring down Donald Trump. They started with a sermon about saving the Republic, lapped up Resistance lucre for their ad campaigns, and now — well, it now turns out they had an accused sexual harasser among their founders, a toxic workplace culture and a mission that sought “generational wealth” for its leaders as assiduously as it sought Trump’s defeat.

    Finally, the wheel has also turned for the Wise and Sophisticated Europeans, whose governments were once portrayed as having vanquished the pandemic with Science, while Trump’s America was a failed state where the coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

    That trans-Atlantic contrast diminished when Europe experienced its own autumnal wave, but now, in the race to vaccinate, the whole narrative has been reversed. America’s vaccine program looks far better than Europe’s catastrophic non-rollout, and the only major European country doing really well is Britain, which rather famously Brexited out of the Continent’s technocratic utopia not so long ago….

    1. Finally, the wheel has also turned for the Wise and Sophisticated Europeans, whose governments were once portrayed as having vanquished the pandemic with Science, while Trump’s America was a failed state where the coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

      The real fun is going to happen when the Pacific Rim opens back up to full-time international travel again. Ever see what happens to a population that doesn’t have any built-in genetic resistance to highly contagious, constantly-mutating illnesses?

    2. well, it now turns out they had an accused sexual harasser among their founders

      Weaver wasn’t just a sexual harrasser, he was fully outed as a pedophile (which Karl Rove knew about over 30 years ago).

  24. “Former congressional candidate Angela Stanton King…called for an investigation into whether QAnon’s bizarre claims about a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles controlling the world and a mysterious figure named Q giving hidden messages to Trump supporters are real.”

    So I don’t know anything about this person. Or Q. Or any of this conspiracy stuff. But I do know that The Daily Beast is a gross partisan rag. And the “article”, which quotes nothing regarding “bizarre claims about a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles controlling the world and a mysterious figure named Q giving hidden messages to Trump”, is almost certainly taking something out of context and is clearly an unreliable source.

    It’s a fairly awful editorial choice to include this likely piece of trash “article” as a Reason Roundup item, that’s clearly only there because the stupid baseless grossly biased phrasing amused ENB.

    1. “ENB is the most libertarian person that I have ever known.”

  25. “Former congressional candidate Angela Stanton King…called for an investigation into whether QAnon’s bizarre claims about a cabal of cannibal-pedophiles controlling the world and a mysterious figure named Q giving hidden messages to Trump supporters are real.”

    I wonder if anyone told Elizabeth that she could quote Ms. King directly?

    “increasingly unhinged”

    Ah, that explains it.

    1. It’s culturally insensitive to assume there is something wrong with cannibalism.

      1. Was at the gas station the other day and bumped into Jeffrey Dahlmer. Yes. That Jeffrey Dahlmer. We got on the topic of best burger joints. Told him I like Elevation Burger the most. Really enjoy the taste of the grass fed organic beef. Jeffrey said while In & Out Burger is good, he prefers to eat 5 Guys.

        1. Jeffrey Dahmer had his mom over for dinner.

          She commented, “Jeffrey, I don’t like your friends.”

          To which he replied, “That’s ok Mom, try the salad.”

          1. Heh….nice

    2. But, it came directly from The Daily Beast. Im sure they accurately described the entire Conservative movement, as well as paraphrased a speaker correctly

    3. This is all because her original cpac article was gonna be on people praying to golden idol trump but she was so late to the party it already came out as a photoshop even if most of Facebook doesn’t realize it yet.

  26. Yes, conservatives are hypocrites about cancel culture and race-related discussions. But “it is progressives who in recent years have attempted to increase the stigma attached to racist speech while also expanding the scope of what’s ‘racist…'”

    And there were warnings that this new extreme weaponization of the today’s lexicon and the Overton window was going to turn into a war of attrition. Journalists are as much to blame as anyone.

    1. Yeah, the warnings have been going on literally for years. We’re in the stage now where one side decides to go nuclear.

    2. Its those darn Conservatives

  27. One of the worst features of contemporary id pol is the persistent sense that all people want is their pain recognised, acknowledged, and represented in mainstream culture.

    They want to be victims and acquire the power that some crazy how now comes along with it.

    1. Everything is so terrible and unfair.

      Yeah, that’s good stuff, man……

  28. BREAKING: A Paris court has convicted French former President Nicolas Sarkozy of corruption and sentenced him to one year in prison.

    Making it look in that picture like Obama was leering at that girl.

    1. The Davos crowd always hated Sarkozy. Revenge is sweet I suppose.

      1. It’s almost like only certain people are allowed to be Presidents.

  29. “…In a statement last night, Cuomo added: “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended.”…”

    But tough shit for all the rest of the schmucks who had their hats handed to them, right?

    1. Al Franken hardest hit.

  30. The untold story of queer foster families.

    Some corporate brand hasn’t utilized their existence in a tweet yet?

    1. “We at Wokies Breakfast Cereals stand behind queer foster families, and the right to encourage children’s castration”

  31. Price of gas is up almost a dollar a gallon in the last month. Thanks, SleepyJoe!

  32. https://twitter.com/djageone/status/1365450042853625856

    “What am I doing here?”

    yeah, we all have the same question joe.

    1. https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/02/28/bidens-latest-verbal-slip-might-be-his-most-disturbing-yet-n1428963

      Now, it’s just scary.

      On Saturday, Joe Biden did it again. While attempting to list off the names of several Democrats, even he was surprised by his own forgetfulness.

      “… and Representatives Shir-Shirley Jackson Lee, Al Greene, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Penelley, ugh, uh, excuse me, Pannill, and, ugh, what am I doing here? I’m gonna lose track here,” Biden wondered aloud. Her name is Sheila Jackson Lee… and she’s hardly forgettable. But his remark, “What am I doing here?” was very telling. Of course, we’ve all been wondering that for weeks. What is Joe Biden doing there in the most powerful position in the world?

      1. What’s he doing “in the most powerful position in the world?” Well, for one thing, the media buried the far more serious sexual assault claim against him. Cuomo (a lonely, single man) was hitting on a couple chicks, albeit his subordinates. That’s far less concerning than what Biden allegedly did.

        1. This one is just as lame as the franken one. Some weak sexual jokes is not a good reason to get shitcanned. Maybe the kissing, idk.
          The fact that I hate him doesnt make it ok to normalize this kind of warlock hunting.

          1. The strip poker requests and the forced kiss are more than “weak” jokes. Either would be a fireable offense at most companies.

            Nothing like the open assault that Biden did on Reade, but still, unacceptable by any means

      2. “What am I doing here?”

        Not being Trump is sufficient for the TDS-addled shits of the world. The fact that *he* holds the nuke football and might push the button in response to some TV show is not an issue to them.

        1. I have a feeling that by the end of his four years, many people will be ready for him to push the button.

          1. I’m almost ready now…

    2. Did you not just read all the bad things Republicans are doing all over the country? Stay focused man!

      1. I mean, its paraphrased right there in the Daily Beast

    3. And unlike Stockdale, the question wasn’t rhetorical.

      1. Haha…nice. Thread over. We have a winner

    4. The DNC really screwed the pooch by rigging the primary for Biden after Bernie walloped him in Nevada. They could have gotten behind someone with all their faculties, like Buttigieg, Klobuchar, or Warren, whose platform wouldn’t have been any different because they all would have been good soldiers and done what the DNC ordered them to do.

      Apparently they were so intent on getting a Clinton proxy like Harris into the seat that they hitched their wagon to a dementia case in order to do so. These people seriously need to be put in prison for elder abuse.

      1. Red…..Kamala Harris makes Crooked Hillary look like a John Birch Society member, if you’re comparing their ideology. At least to me.

        Yeah, Crooked Hillary is progressive; Kamala is an AGGRESSIVE-Progressive.

        They’re both useless.

        1. Harris and Clinton are both neolibs. There really isn’t that much difference between the two of them other than their skin color.

          1. Harris and Clinton are both neolibs. There really isn’t that much difference between the two of them other than their skin color.

            ^ This.

            It’s important to keep in mind that the thing that took Kamala down in the primaries was her taking three irreconcilable positions on healthcare over the course of three days.

            1. That, plus Tulsi reminding everyone that she threw a bunch of black people in jail for smoking weed.

          2. and 30 IQ points

      2. “These people seriously need to be put in prison for elder abuse”

        Elder abuse is pretty low down on the thousands of reasons why they should be in jail.

  33. “never made advances toward Ms. Bennett, nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate.”

    Depending on your definition of “is”.

    1. “…is.”

  34. When will ENB leave Reason to write blog posts for Fetlife? I have zero, zero problem with people with all manners of “unusual” sexual preferences and interests, and it’s great that society has grown more accepting of those varieties, but it should not be front page (of mourning lynx) news.

    1. Welcome to 90s-era conservatism. Bigot.

      1. It’s always 1992 and the Moral Majority is ascendant in ENB world.

  35. What’s up Peanuts?

    So Trump only got 55% of the CPAC straw vote for 2024? That place is filled with Q-Tards and wingnuts that are his “base”.

    He is finished.

    done.

    Jeb Bush is ready though!

    1. Trump will never be “done” because the Left will keep reviving him. He’s the best boogeyman they’ve had in decades. They can’t stop talking about him and can’t bear to lose him.

    2. I will continue to request that you stop calling people peanuts. I get that you don’t understand why, but it is a very disturbing thing to be called by a pedophile.

    3. That’s the spirit, Mr. Buttplug! Don’t stop making predictions just because you’ve been wrong before. (I’ve been told you spent all of 2015 guaranteeing Jeb Bush would win the 2016 GOP nomination.)

    4. Fuck off and die, turd.

    5. Poor Buttplug’s narrative falls to shit again:

      “For starters, like it or not, the Republican Party is Trump’s now. The old Bush party, already a faint and diminishing speck on the horizon, can only dream of resuscitation. Further, Trump’s critics in the monumentally misnamed Lincoln Project have imploded spectacularly.

      A staggering 95 percent of CPAC attendees supported all of Trump’s policies, according to the Washington Times Straw Poll. His job-approval level was even higher—97 percent. Who does that? (Only Stalin, but this was a free election.)

      https://www.theepochtimes.com/cpac-grand-finale-if-not-trump-who_3714893.html

      1. Yes and a lot of the other candidates ,e.g. De Santos and Noem, are Trump Republicans who fully embrace Trump with less abrasiveness than Trump so the choices was Trump or Trump with less mean tweets.

        1. Even never Trumpers are admitting that the Republican civil war is basically over and Trump won.

  36. One wonders if the QAnon people wear aluminum foil hats…
    The problem is that a lot of people have lost any faith in journalists and journalism in general. The press lined up 50 ‘intelligence professionals’ to say the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation before the election, and then, days after it was confirmed, admit the IRS had the laptop and was pursuing a case. As recently as three weeks ago Adam Schiff insisted Trump colluded with Russia, but the media agree he has no foil on HIS head. Cuomo can lie to the Feds about the sources of COVID deaths and deny any women accusers and he gets a free pass.
    QAnon is a creation of the 21st century media.

    1. There’s always been people who believe in really stupid shit. QAnon is just the latest club for such morons.

      1. Remember the Harambe memes?

        The Washington Post and New York magazine . . . observed a proliferation of over-the-top and fake tributes to Harambe. “The idea is, the more intense and more sincere-seeming the expression of mourning is, the funnier the joke.”[31][34] For example, the “Dicks out for Harambe” meme can be seen as a fake tribute to an incident that would normally engender sincere mourning.[34][35] As Aja Romano of Vox wrote, “If you were a progressive, the Harambe meme gave you a chance to mock what you viewed as the hypocritical haranguing of the mainstream while avoiding real issues of social justice; and if you were a conservative, the Harambe meme gave you a chance to mock liberal hysteria.”

        —–Harambe Meme

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Harambe#Internet_memes

        That’s QAnon, and it doesn’t matter which side you’re on, if you take it seriously, then the joke is on you.

    2. “QAnon is a creation of the 21st century media.”

      To be specific, it’s actually a creation of 4chan–the same people who gave us #CuttingForBieber.

      The joke is on anyone who takes anything that comes out of 4chan seriously.

      1. Yes, but what you are glossing over is that some of the nuts who take the 4chan stuff seriously are now in Congress and on the stage at CPAC.

        It’s not the QAnon theories that some of us are taking seriously. It’s that believers are showing up in positions of influence and power.

        1. Since ENB couldn’t be bothered, I’d love your cite from anyone in a position of power that thinks there is a cabal of pedophile-cannibals running the world.

          1. They also think that the 70% of Republicans (and 30% of Democrats) who don’t believe the election was free and fair are extremists.

            These people are concerned with facts and logic. They don’t think the things they think or believe the things they believe for reasons. It’s about fashion.

            Haven’t you heard that believing stupid, unsubstantiated shit is extremely fashionable in certain circles this year? And there’s nothing more important than being fashionable.

            Hell, this guy will argue that shooting unarmed protesters is justified if they’re trespassing on public property–because he thinks it’s fashionable.

          2. Remember R Mac, White Knight is the stupid cunt that told us unarmed protesters of January 6 was an armed insurrection, but somehow the idea that there’s any more Epsteins running around the halls of power is just crazy.

            1. “… the idea that there’s any more Epsteins running around the halls of power is just crazy”

              Actually, I don’t think it is crazy to think there _may_ be some more pedophiles in the government or among government cronies.

              However, check out the quote from Marjorie Taylor Greene below as an example of a QAnon conspiracy theory believer:
              1. She is certain that there is a *ring* of pedophiles. (Not that there may be pedophiles, which is a much weaker belief.)
              2. She is certain they are “Satan-worshipping”.

              It’s easy for you to convince yourself you are winning some kind of debate with me when you purposely (a) misstate what the issue being debated is, (b) assume my position without even asking me.

              1. You don’t think that Epstein and his accomplices constituted a ring? Or that bigger fish than Epstein are possible?

                1. “You don’t think that Epstein and his accomplices constituted a ring?”

                  Sure. It is fair to describe Epstein and his accomplices as a “ring”. I never said otherwise.

                  “Or that bigger fish than Epstein are possible?”

                  Mother’s, may I ask that you spend two minutes meditating on words, “possible” and “certain”. What is the difference in mental state between someone who thinks that X is possible vs. someone who thinks that X is certain.

                  1. If you think it’s a possibility that there’s a lot of pedos and creeps in positions of power, then there’s nothing wrong with others thinking it’s a certainty.

          3. U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene: ““There’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it.”

            1. So your problem isn’t the pedophile part, but the devil worshiping aspect?

              1. Hellfire Clubs were a real thing historically, you know.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellfire_Club

              2. Again, medidate for a few minutes on the difference between the words “possible” and “certain”.

                But, yes, I have a problem with the devil-worshipping aspect. I lived in L.A. during the McMartin preschool witch hunt, so I saw a family ruined by believers in lurid fantasy.

                1. Was the fantasy that they beat people to death with fire extinguishers?

                  1. Maybe the lurid fantasy was poo smeared walls.

                    1. So, you are ignorant about the McMartin preschool fiasco, which was perhaps the most infamous case of false accusations of Satanism and pedophilia in modern times. But, hey, flout your ignorance.

                    2. Or we were making fun of you again and it went sailing right over your head.

                    3. No, I’m not ignorant of the McMartin preschool witchhunt, but we both know it has no absolutely relevance here and your concern is just for show.

                      Hellfire clubs on the other hand are very relevant.

                2. So you believe that those historically attested Hellfire Clubs operated by the rich and the powerful, that I linked to, never existed?

                  Were not talking about some witchhunt in Bumfucksville, CA. You should read that Wikipedia article and then explain why they’re no longer possible today.

            2. And yet there’s more evidence to back that claim than there ever was that trump was a Russian agent…

      2. A friend of mine believes in Q, but thinks she has a better channel of communication from him than QAnon, and thinks QAnon is either distortive or outright disinformation. And her son is a big fan of 4chan.

    3. QAnon is clearly playing the same role for the media that Boogaloo Boys were in the early days of the Floyd riots–it’s basically just a barely-disguised gayop by the glow-in-the-darks that the media can use to pimp how “EXTREME!” anyone not going along with the left-liberal consensus is.

      1. B.S. For the media to paint someone as a QAnon conspiracy believer, that person has to have at least said something publicly that indicates they believe in QAnon conspiracies.

        1. Cite?

          Anyway, QAnon is a bogeyman the nomenklatura use to concern wine moms who love being concerned over issues.
          Nobody, including you, actually believes that it is any sort of threat.

      2. Yes. Every single non threat is used to pimp the narrative that everything is so terrible and unfair. ™

        Fortunately we only got like 10 years till the planet burns up, so hopefully the nazis don’t take over before then. Haha.

    4. QAnon is exactly what you expect victims of gaslighting to fabricate.

      Blame the gaslighters.

  37. gathering of the conservative establishment that’s grown increasingly unhinged ” when you label people at the outset that is not uniting or helpful and most like myself just turn you off. do you listen to people who call you names No I didn’t think so.
    Now for my question where are these Q people I can’t find any and don’t know any but I think I’ll get a flag just to piss people off.

    1. You saying that the speeches at CPAC aren’t unhinged?

      1. Are you saying that was intended to convey anything regarding Ron’s post?
        If so, try again in English.

        1. He whines that Reason is name calling, when I see “unhinged” as an apt observation.

          1. I see broken as an apt observation of you.

          2. He was a mean girl and bullied me… please pay attention to me.

      2. No, the speeches were not unhinged in the slightest.

        1. I guess that depends on your point of view then. If you believe all the conspiracy nonsense then yeah. Nothing unhinged in the slightest.

          1. Because the idea that there are a lot more Epsteins out there is totally unhinged.

          2. You couldn’t name anything in those speeches not in robbie article from earlier. You lie about watching or reading them why? Because you’re broken.

  38. Cuomo killed more New Yorkers than did the 9/11 hijackers. Though neither sent out mean tweets. #priorities

  39. Speaking of CPAC and conspiracy theories, on some leftist sites I’ve seen a story that the shape of the CPAC stage is supposedly the same as some “Nazi” rune and hence a “dog whistle”, although only “progressive” dogs seem to hear it.

    1. Why do progressives know so much about Nazi symbolism?

      1. They don’t like being appropriated

    2. So instead of being embarrassed by CPAC giving QAnon a stage, you immediately attack the some unnamed site by claiming you’ve seen a story about something.

      This is like the Flat Earthers deflecting criticism by shouting “Look! UFO nuts!”

      1. Now ” CPAC gave Qanon a stage”. I think you mean “Nazi stage”

      2. Or like TDS-addled shits shouting “QAnon!!!!”

      3. One of the sites was Daily Kos, if that matters. You could also look for it on social media although I suspect you’ll just stick with denial.

      4. Oh, and I’m not a conservative so nothing about CPAC embarrasses me.

      5. The Daily Kos is totally mysterious and unnamed.

      6. Brandybuck. was there someone on stage as a represenative of QAnon and did he say he was from QAnon and did he provide his membership card and if so where can i get one because I’ve been looking everywhere for them.

    3. Yeah, I’ve seen a mention or two of that conspiracy theory on Twitter. It is nuts.

      1. 69 million US twitter users and you saw a mention or two and “it’s nuts”.

        Either you forgot the /sarc tag or you’re an idiot.

  40. It’s going to be so fucking glorious when this piece of shit Cuomo gets criminally indicted.

    1. People say that about Trump. It will never happen.
      People say that about Hillary. It will never happen.
      People said that upon Biden and his son. It will never happen.

      The only way politicians ever pay for their crimes is when the assassins come “a calling”.

  41. In regards to Cuomo, regardless of whether the accusations are true, far as I can tell, it’s not much different from the Kavanaugh hearing. The political dimension is key.

    These accusations could have become public at any time, but when Cuomo becomes politically vulnerable, and there’s an investigation of him looming over what he did and when in regards to nursing home deaths, suddenly we hear all about them?

    No, I’m not saying there’s a conspiracy against Cuomo. I’m saying that when the politically powerful become politically vulnerable, these things start coming out of the woodwork because they no longer have the internal political support they did before.

    If Cuomo weren’t in such deep water, he might have been treated like Clinton was by feminists–despite treating a string of women like garbage. Clinton was more or less immune to those charges because he was still politically powerful.

    The fact that Cuomo is drowning in them doesn’t make them any more or less true accusations. But that they’re coming out now tells us that Cuomo has lost the handle on his support. This is about the effects of the pandemic and the bad economy in New York as much as anything else–just like it was about nationally when Trump lost.

    If it wasn’t for Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic and the local economy, we wouldn’t be hearing about his dirty laundry at all. Watch for de Blasio’s and Gavin Newsom’s dirty laundry to start airing out in public any moment now.

    1. The sexual harrassment complaints are a distraction from his coronovirus disaster. Cuomo was the annointed media anti-Trump foil for coronavirus, and his own administration has admitted to lying about the 16000 deaths they caused.

      Sexual harassment claims provide a screen for them. Instead of having to admit they pimped a narrative- knowing it was entirely full of shit- they can know say they’re SHOCKED about these new EXPLOSIVE allegations that have probably been around for a while, but were being hushed due to his anti-Trump hero status.

      Cuomo is no longer needed, the information about the nursing homes is a liability for the left, and he needs to be taken out. That’s the only reason we’re seeing this now. Newsom is next on the chopping block- he’ll be undone by some bullshit scandal that allowed to come out
      They’ll shuffle Whitmer back to the shadows again soon. They were useful tools for the narrative, but they’re no longer needed.

      1. “Cuomo was the annointed media anti-Trump foil for coronavirus, and his own administration has admitted to lying about the 16000 deaths they caused.

        See, I think being the anti-Trump was key. What’s the point of being the anti-Trump if there’s no Trump anymore?

        Gavin Newsom is now facing a recall effort in California–like what happened to Gray Davis–for more or less the same reasons. Newsom’s coronavirus and lockdown policies were awful, and that hasn’t changed, but now that there’s no need for an anti-Trump, there’s no need for Newsome.

        1. Paging Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

        2. except that the recall effort for Newsom began long before Trump was cheated out of office.

    2. For utter incompetence, Cuomo should have the good sense to resign. He won’t. The stupid SOB has not figured out that the Team D establishment has no further use for him. He was never in that ‘in’ crowd.

      In a just world, Cuomo would be prosecuted, jailed, and then relentlessly and repeatedly sodomized while in prison.

      1. He was born to be the President of the United States.

        In his mind.

      2. “He was never in that ‘in’ crowd”.

        Well, if he wasn’t, they sure made him think that he was. That makes his downfall even funnier.

    3. If you want a conspiracy, I’ll give you one.
      How about when Cuomo was getting an FBI investigation into his coverup, all the headlines were suddenly on Ted Cruz getting out of dodge before a big freeze? Endless stories about a minor scandal of purely symbolic meaning (it’s not like Cruz could have gotten his home Sugarland power any sooner) that were perfectly situated to cover a criminal investigation of one of the Democratic Party’s golden boys.

      Now, they’ve given up and loosed the hounds on Cuomo.

  42. ” . . . an annual gathering of the conservative establishment that’s
    grown increasingly unhinged alongside the GOP at large . . . ”

    Yep; clearly free minds here at reason – – – – –

    What could be more unhinged than individual freedoms?
    What could be more unhinged than an open economy?
    What could be more unhinged than reducing regulations and government power?
    etc
    etc

    1. It’s sort of like when people apologize for Mark Twain or Wagner. When evaluating ENB’s work, it’s important to remember that she was subject to the same embarrassing prejudices that were prevalent throughout her whole generation.

      Although she’s no Mark Twain.

      1. Although she’s no Mark Twain.

        You jest but just think, in 400 yrs. when her roundups have been reinterpretted in a language that none of us speak, she could be the next Nostradamus.

    2. When did Republicans start supporting those things?

      1. 2016 – 2020

    3. CPAC no longer stands for those things. It hasn’t in a long time.

      1. Is that because of something they said, or do you just know that for some reason?

        Oh, and someone should pipe up that to the extent that Biden and the Democrats have become the party of the Green New Deal, bailing out unfunded state pensions, gun confiscation, and pandemic lockdowns, seeing the Republicans as the alternative to that is pretty solid.

        After all, the only way we’ll see the Democrats lose their power is if and when the Republicans win seats in Congress at the Democrats’ expense. Are you aware of any Republicans who are proud to call themselves socialist?

        1. You used to be thoughtful. Now you’re nothing but a cheerleader for Republicans. “Rah rah rah! Republicans are awesome! And whatabout Democrats? You can’t say anything about Republicans without saying something about Democrats!” What happened?

          1. “Now you’re nothing but a cheerleader for Republicans.”

            The fact that the Democrats will only lose power if the Republicans win seats at their expense is true regardless of whatever names you want to call me.

            If you think there’s some other possible outcome that diminishes the Democrats’ control of the federal government, you’re wrong. You’re factually incorrect.

            P.S. Are there any Republicans who call themselves socialists?

            1. I stopped listening to talk radio when the hosts who were reasonably critical of Trump went full sycophant when he got the party nomination. From then on he could literally do no wrong. Reading your posts is like listening to “Go Republicans! Rah! Rah! Rah!” on the radio. It’s tiresome. I doubt I’m the only one now who skips over your posts because they’re all some variation of “Republicans are the best! Whatabout Democrats?”

              1. “…From then on he could literally do no wrong…”

                TDS-addled shits argue with mythical beings, since they’d have to be honest if they dealt with real ones.

                1. The only Trump Derangement I see is from people like you who take personal offense at any criticism of the man, and the followers who believe the conspiracy theories. And then when the truth offends you you level accusations of derangement. It’s you who is deranged, Sevo. Not me.

                  1. I don’t actually know what the conspiracy theories are about, something about pedophiles which is crazy because aside from Epstein and all his well placed pals why would rich, powerful men be perverts?

              2. The facts are what they are–regardless of what people on talk radio say or don’t say–and the facts are: 1) the progressives are both authoritarian and socialist, and 2) their power will only diminish if the Republicans win seats at the Democrats’ expense.

                Oh, and another fact, if you think someone is wrong because they support the Republicans–and for that reason alone–then you’re the one that’s wrong. If the best way to frustrate authoritarian socialism and advance libertarian capitalism is to support Republicans, then that’s what we should do.

                1. The Trump administration does deserve credit for reducing regulatory burdens, but as far as I can tell that’s the single, solitary thing libertarian he did with the economy.

                  Trade wars, protectionism, conspiracy theories and attacks on the media aren’t remotely libertarian.

                  1. Actually, the news media is a disgrace, and conspiracy theories are the way average Americans make sense of the world.

                    “Jesse Walker makes the compelling argument that paranoia doesn’t just exist on the fringe of society, but is at the core of our national identity.

                    Walker doesn’t focus on proving or disproving a particular theory. Synthesizing intensive archival research in a pulp fiction narrative, he explores the myths that haunt our nation, breaking them into five distinct categories: The Enemy Outside, The Enemy Within, The Enemy Above, The Enemy Below, and The Benevolent Conspiracy.

                    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-united-states-of-paranoia-jesse-walker?variant=32132859035682

                    You wouldn’t believe some of the conspiracy theories I’ve read about. I once heard that both the yellowcake in Niger story and the photos of mobile WMD labs, used by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq, were a hoax. I once heard that the Obama administration was using the NSA to sift through our emails and phone data. I once heard that the Obama administration sent pallets of cash to the Iranians. I once heard that figures in the Reagan administration traded arms to the Iranians in exchange for hostages and then illegally funneled the proceeds to the Contras in Nicaragua.

                    Can you imagine believing in such crazy conspiracy theories?!

                    P.S. Trump deserves a tremendous amount of credit for his foreign policy in the Middle East; his opposition to the Green New Deal; his opposition to bailing out the states, and his opposition to gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, too.

                    1. Can you imagine believing in such crazy conspiracy theories?!

                      Get back to me when there’s actual proof that the election was “stolen.”

                      P.S. Trump deserves a tremendous amount of credit for his foreign policy in the Middle East; his opposition to the Green New Deal; his opposition to bailing out the states, and his opposition to gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, too.

                      True.

                    2. Get back to me when there’s actual proof that the election was “stolen.”

                      Four years of investigating the Steele Dossier, $150,000 in Russian Facebook ads and peeing hookers was very legitimate, but the idea that the party of Tammany Hall and the Chicago Machine would stuff ballot boxes is a coNspiRacy thEory.

  43. > QAnon comes to CPAC

    What the fuck is it with major political parties openly playing footsies without nutcase conspiracy mongers? And it’s NOT just the Republicans. We had four years of the Democrats claiming that the POTUS was a Russian agent under the control of the ex-KGB chief.

    This isn’t Whataboutism, because the essence of Whataboutism is to excuse one’s own stupidity and immorality. This is merely pointing out that BOTH parties are evil dumbshits who are not above spreading idiotic conspiracies to lock-in idiot voters.

    There are no principles in either party, it’s just a game to divide the country up into warring tribes. Promoting mindless conspiracies is just a way to keep their voters mindless. And to my great horror it’s working. Democrats ACTUALLY believe that Russia rigged the election. Maybe they’re not fully born-again RussiaGaters, but they will openly ponder the effect of Russia on the election. Republicans ACTUALLY believe that Venezuela and North Korea rigged the election. They aren’t fully born-again QAnons, but they believe in their heart of hears that the election was stolen and that there might be a political pedophile ring in D.C.

    It’s all about declaring that our political system is illegitimate, and that power belongs solely to one party or the other. Democracy is just an impediment to the party’s rightful rule. BOTH sides are at fault for this. Democrats STOP being democratic whenever they lose an election. Republicans stop being republican whenever they are not in charge. And it’s clear both want a monarchy by their obsession over political dynasties. It’s Hilary’s turn, and after that it’s Chelsea’s. The Bushes had their two kings, now it’s time for one of the Trump scions to take over. It’s very hereditary.

    Fuck them both. There’s a reason that the fastest growing party in the US is Decline to State.

    1. What I find interesting is how they manage to keep it 50/50. It’s almost as if they change their positions to keep the country evenly divided. And conquered.

      1. That’s pretty much how a two party system has to operate. That’s why you get such odd coalitions sometimes. Like unions and gay marriage. There’s no reason why those two movements should be in the same party. Or opposing abortion and favoring gun rights. They aren’t contradictory, but nor do they have much ideological relationship.

      2. well it is like we have always been at war with Eastasia or something like that. I do agree that both parties use lots of theater to get out the vote.

    2. So let me get this straight… “a former candidate” for Congress said something, we still dont know what, at a private gathering, that was Q-adjacent, not a pronouncement that it wasbtrue, but a request for an investigation……
      Most likely of the election, which no one needs to tell me needed investigating…..
      And the mere mention of this means Q has infected the R establishment.

      And this is supposedly the same or worse almost Every elected democrat and media figure using the government to conduct a psyop and witch trial for 3 years, trying to imprison the innocent and actually overturn an election.

      The real takeaway here is that ENB gets her news from The Daily Beast. Please leave and go to work for TDB, Liz, you will fit in better there. BuhBye, and see you next Tuesday

      1. “we still dont know what”

        Here’s a video of what she said:

        https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1366113297402060806?s=20

        Here’s the thing. A serious call for an investigation would be a call for an investigation of a somewhat specific allegation. I.e. something tangible enough to actually be investigated.

        1. The video to watch is the fifth in the series of videos tweeted.

    3. Because you’ve decided to take QAnon seriously doesn’t mean anyone else should.

      1. That’s a major cop out.

        1. A cop out?

          QAnon originated on 4chan. That isn’t a cop out. It’s a fact.

          “The main tenets of the QAnon ideology were already present at 4chan before Q’s appearance, including claims that Hillary Clinton was directly involved in a pedophile ring, that Robert Mueller was secretly working with Trump, and that large-scale military tribunals were imminent. His posts specifically targeted individuals who were highly hated in the community beforehand, namely Clinton, Barack Obama and George Soros.”

          —-QAnon

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon#Influence_of_4chan_culture

          1. And Qanon theories are still more reasonable than CRT…

        2. “….. cop out”.

          Haha. We take very seriously people who don’t take very seriously the things we take very seriously.

          You’re so important.

    4. Sadly, your summary of the two-party system is pretty dead on.

    5. > QAnon comes to CPAC

      The source for this claim is the Daily Beast. It’s not to be taken seriously.

  44. What’s going to be funny is when they finally do investigate Qanon and find out it’s two brothers with laptops in their mom’s basement.

  45. The only good Mormon is 16 million dead mormons.

    1. KillAllRednecks, if you feel this way about Mormons, I’m curious if you also hate Scientologists.

      1. I’m curious if you also hate Scientologists.

        No you’re not. You just want to encourage the fucktard because he offends people who call you out for being a lefty propagandist.

        Trolls trolling trolls. You people revile Trump without understanding you are of the same cloth.

        1. Dee’s already made inquiries to this piece of trash about how he got to these beliefs. She probably wants to be converted.

        2. Shut the fuck up pervert worshippers. Don’t get your magic underwear in a bunch.

          I was really hoping your fat cunt wife, missionary kids, and you froze to death.

          Piece of fucking trash. You’re scum of the earth Chuck!

      2. Scientologists believe kookier stuff than Mormons, but they don’t knock on doors and fuck like rabbits.

        Mormons are an exestential threat to our lives and liberty. They won’t stop so they must be exterminated.

        1. Hmm, I will give you that Mormons have kooky beliefs, although I have read some stories of ex-Mormons that indicate that sometimes those beliefs aren’t as strong in their private thoughts as in their public personas. And Mormons can have a family culture that can be supportive and oppressive.

          But, I’ve also had Mormons play important roles in my life, and I don’t see how such a small minority is a threat to anyone’s existence. Having a huge family to support seems more of a burden that would make it harder to do anything but take care of one’s family, let alone taking over a country politically.

          Now, Canadians, that’s who you should hate on. (I’m just joking about hating Canadians, by the way.)

          1. You’re such an idiot.

  46. The 25-year-old claims Cuomo made myriad inappropriate comments, including talking to her about his loneliness and his openness to dating younger women and asking her prying questions about her personal romantic attachments.

    There was a time when I believed that accusations like these against the wrong people would make everyone realize how far down we’ve defined “harassment”, but instead it’ll just be Cuomo falsely accused, but… but b’leve all bitches.

  47. “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told The New York Times in a detailed interview. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.” Not long thereafter, Bennett was transferred to another department.

    Former Cuomo staffer Lindsey Boylan also claims that Cuomo harassed her when she was his employee. In a Medium post, Boylan alleges that Cuomo made inappropriate comments

    I’m coming to the conclusion that women enjoy some serious fucking privilege. I’m trying to imagine a world where if I fuck up in my job, am transferred or fired, I can just screech “harassmentz!” and the entire national media mobilizes.

    I mean, to be fair, it’s probably a lot harder to make that accusation when your boss is a highly respected Democrat who’s being showered with Emmys for his daytime television performances… but still.

    Side note: I’ll ask again, how many careers and lives have been shattered by Medium posts.

    1. “…… women enjoy some serious fucking privilege.”

      Well, kinda. Only if they’re young and hot. I mean, would anyone have listened to Tara Reid if she claimed that sleepy joes digital penetration happened last year?

      Gross.

  48. “Virginia legalizes marijuana…”

    But don’t worry. They’ll find a way to screw it up.

    1. Probably not as badly as CA has managed to do. They’ve screwed up the ‘legal’ market such that the claim is the black market is the larger of the two.

    2. They will erect a statue of Jefferson Davis smoking a bowl in a public space.

    3. Maybe the tobacco companies in Richmond can give them a few tips.

  49. Mother’s Lament recently said that Trump’s December 2nd speech “laid exactly what kinds of fraud occurred” during the 2020 presidential election:

    https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-speech-on-election-fraud-claims-transcript-december-2

    Furthermore, Mother’s says that he stands behind everything Trump said in the speech. In Mother’s own words: ” For all intents and purposes, yes, yes I am, you demonic mouthpiece of fascists.”

    Most of the speech’s content consists of vague insinuations that are not falsifiable, but I’m combing through the speech for claims that can be verified.

    Today, let’s look at another one of Trump’s claims from the speech: [Speaking about Dominion Voting Systems:] “96% of the company’s political donations went to Democrats, not surprisingly.”

    1. Here is what Trump seems to be referring to:

      https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/dominion-dem-donors/

      In a stellar job of hack investigation, “The National Pulse” found the FEC political donation records for nine Dominion employees. Between 2014 and 2020, those nine employees made a total of $1,241.15. 92 in donations. 96% of the contributions (not 96% of the nine employees) were to Democratic candidates or organizations.

      That’s it. The statistic has absolutely nothing to do with any political donations made by Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion has 250+ employees, by the way, according to its website.

    2. So, who has the actual company, Dominion Voting Systems given money to. All I could find is this:

      https://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/summary?id=D000068717

      They spent $200,000 on lobbying in 2020. Who did they lobby? From their filings, it looks like the House Committee on Banking & Financial Services, Department of Justice, House Rules Committee, maybe a few others whose acronyms you can look up in their filings if you are interested.

      What about the company’s political contributions? I couldn’t find anything. If you can, please posts something.

    3. What is this meant to prove, exactly?

      1. That Mother’s Lament is ascribing to total B.S. when he says the election was stolen.

        1. ya Georgia was totes on the up&up

          “”One of Dominion’s lobbyists, Jared Thomas, has worked on [Georgia Governor] Kemp’s political campaigns since he first won a state Senate seat in 2002. He also worked previously for Kemp in the Secretary of State’s Office. Another Dominion lobbyist, Barry Herron, was vice president of Diebold Election Systems, the company that originally sold Georgia its electronic voting machines in 2002.”

          https://www.govtech.com/security/Georgia-Awards-107M-Voting-Machine-Contract-to-Dominion.html

          1. I would say you are “moving the goalposts”, but Mother’s Lament, who, like a progressive, insists everyone use his definitions of words says I can only use “moving the goalposts” if *I* change the topic being debated.

            So, you just changed the topic being debated. (God that is boring compared to “moved the goalposts”, but I don’t want to violate Mother’s Lament’s rules.)

            1. >>the election was stolen

              literally responded to the last 4 words you typed. and only that.

          2. You know what Trump did not say in his speech?

            “Dominion Voting Systems engages in lobbying. I don’t think a voting machine company should engage in lobbying.”

            If Trump had said that, I would have said, “You have a good point.”

            What Trump did was tell a bald-faced lie about political contributions made by Dominion Voting Systems.

        2. That Mother’s Lament is ascribing to total B.S.

          That is not a proper use of the word ascribing. You can’t ‘ascribe’ to something. You have to ascribe something to something. It is a ditransitive verb requiring an object and an indirect object. An example:

          Ascribing intelligence to WK’s comments is unwarranted based on the historical evidence.

          Oh, and, Ching! You earned another $.50.

          1. Dee’s quite dumb.

          2. Ascribe a bullet to your head you goddamn waste of life.

            1. Poor loser bigot. Your life is just a sad tragedy after you lost Mormon love and to watch it exposed in the comments section forever must make the pain almost unbearable. Poor loser bigot.

        3. The day before yesterday you claimed a gotcha because you said Trump’s Michigan claim was bullshit, until it turned out that your link was wrong and that after the election 177,000 voters were removed from the rolls to settle a lawsuit.

          Then yesterday you claimed that Vox showed Trump’s claim on Wisconsin was wrong because it was a sudden influx of mail-in votes, until I showed that “In Wisconsin, at between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. ET, the total number of votes increased by 125,000. Of these 125,000 votes, 100% were for Biden, without a single vote for President Trump recorded.”
          A majority of mail-in’s for Biden could be plausible, but 100% and just the number to put him over the top? Go fuck your hat. That doesn’t even happen in Belarus or North Korea.
          https://reason.com/2021/02/27/the-all-american-arms-dealer/#comment-8785719

          Now this idiots latest gotcha is that Trump claimed “96% of the company’s political donations went to Democrats” whereas in fact “Between 2014 and 2020, those nine employees made a total of $1,241.15. 92 in donations. 96% of the contributions… were to Democratic candidates or organizations”.
          ???
          What the fuck is his point? The 9 execs (not including Soros) donated mostly to the Dems, but we don’t know who the receptionist and the repair man gave to so it nullifies Trump’s argument?

          Dealing with WK is like being insulted by the fat, retarded kid in the class who wonders why he’s always getting his ass kicked afterwards.

          1. There is nothing in the National Pulse about “execs”. It is just the donations of “nine individuals”.

            1. They were executives. I can’t be assed to find you the link but Duckduckgo has it.

              1. You are going to have to do better than that.

          2. “you claimed a gotcha because you said Trump’s Michigan claim was bullshit, until it turned out that your link was wrong”

            You are outright lying. My link was not wrong. There was nothing about the cleanup of inactive Michigan voter registrations after the election that contradicts my refutation of Trump’s claim.

            1. And you continue to avoid addressing that Michigan’s voter rolls distinguish between active and inactive registrations.

              1. Maybe because it’s irrelevant as to whether a vote can be placed or not?

                1. You are an expert on Michigan’s voting and verification procedures when a registered voter who has been inactive shows up at the polls or requests a vote-by-mail ballot? I don’t think so.

            1. My mistake. That was Michigan, not Wisconsin.

              1. Oh, well, actually your National File reference makes similar accusations about Michigan and Wisconsin. So, I just refuted the Michigan claim from the National File article.

              2. Here we go on a fact check about the Wisconsin “dump” and the Michigan “dump”:

                https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-wi-pa-mi-vote-spikes/fact-check-vote-spikes-in-wisconsin-michigan-and-pennsylvania-do-not-prove-election-fraud-idUSKBN27Q307

                “A spokesman for data analysis website FiveThirtyEight ( fivethirtyeight.com/ ) told Reuters via email that the jumps in Michigan and Wisconsin were due to counties releasing large batches of results all at once and that the votes were not just for Biden.”

                Note that the National File article specifically mentions FiveThirtyEight as one of the sources they used, so this explanation from a spokesman from FiveThirtyEight is a spot-on relevant refutation of Mother’s Lament’s supposed “gotcha”.

                1. How the hell would FiveThirtyEight know?
                  It’s Nate Silver’s polling company, you know, the one that got 2016 spectacularly wrong.
                  It doesn’t have any better access to the tally than some guy working the checkout at 7Eleven.

                  What the hell are you trying to pull?

                  1. In the article YOU linked to, it said that FiveThirtyEight was one of the two sources of the data that the claim that 125,000 votes, all for Biden, suddenly appeared:

                    https://nationalfile.com/suspicious-biden-got-100-of-votes-in-wisconsin-michigan-during-late-night-vote-counting/

                    “These vote total jumps – which came in single instance ballot dumps as reported by ABC News and Nate Silver’s Five-Thirty-Eight.”

                    You apparently don’t understand that the bogus 125,000 claim came from someone who was watching secondary news sources posting data.

          3. So, 180 opposite of what you are arguing. We know about the contributions of nine random employees, totaling a measly $1200, none of whom were likely to have been executives at Dominion.

          4. For a nearly hour-long speech, Trump made surprisingly few claims that were concrete enough to be falsifiable. I think I have one or two more, which I’ll bring up tomorrow (assuming you show your face). Then I’ll discuss all the vague, unverifiable FUD-dery in his speech.

            1. (assuming you show your face)

              You’re my lolcow White Knight, and every argument you’ve brought forward has fallen apart on you. Why would I miss it?

    4. In related news, the Supreme Court just denied Sidney Powell’s two outstanding petitions, without comment.

      https://lawandcrime.com/supreme-court/supreme-court-rejects-sidney-powells-election-fraud-petitions-without-further-comment/

  50. so far managed to not know what qanon means and not about to start now.

    1. I’ve heard a bunch of people complaining about Q-Anon. I’ve heard a bunch of people treat Q-Anon like the National Enquirer. However, I haven’t heard any person actually believe it.

  51. >>”And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”

    someone chose the wrong line of work.

  52. Really funny how you look at these accusations differently when it is YOU that is targeted.

    1. The problem with social justice warriors is that they eventually run out of other people to ruin.

      H/T to Thatcher

  53. Sorry Gov, you told me I have to believe every accusation. That included you too if you didn’t know it. Now live up to your preaching and admit your guilt.

    1. #YouToo

      People need to spam that all over his twitter.

  54. Maybe the lefty hivemind has been overestimated. Maybe the degenerates will proceed to devour each other, now that they think they are in power.

    1. Here’s hoping. Some of their grievance groups don’t really like each other, so it’s a fragile coalition. Should be fun to watch it fall apart.

  55. “QAnon comes to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of the conservative establishment that’s grown increasingly unhinged alongside the GOP at large.”

    The notion that the GOP is, or is becoming, “unhinged” is fabricated from whole cloth.

    “notes Will Sommer at The Daily Beast. ”

    Daily Beast, whole cloth – same thing. Why does Reason regularly cite communist media? Isn’t this a libertarian website?

    1. “Isn’t this a libertarian website?”

      Lol.

    2. For every libertarian there are 49 superstitious girl-bullying republican fascist sockpuppets with nothing better to do than constant dinning about how Trump and Hitler were preferable to communism and that it is a moral crime for LP candidates who earn so much as a single spoiler vote that contradicts God’s Own Prohibitionist dogma. It’s like FDR. By the time he was inaugurated, Republican prohibitionism had already destroyed the economy and created a stampede of people eagerly joining the burgeoning communist party.

  56. All women must be believed. There should be a thorough and lengthy investigation into these terrible allegations. There should be no expense spared for the taxpayers. If Cuomo is found guilty he should be impeached and removed from office. Then the criminal and civil prosecutions should begin. Good enough for Clarence Thomas, good enough for Kavanaugh then it’s certainly good enough for Cuomo.

    1. Long Dong Silverback hasn’t had much traction overturning the Libertarian Party’s Roe v Wade jurisprudence lately. Is this because LOTS of women turned out and voted to ditch Boss Trump… or because faceless foreign voting machine hackers controlled the elections in all 50 states and possessions?

  57. Imagine the outrage if Trump threatened to end the political career or an Asian republican. Trump likes to call people names, but at least he’ll do it publicly.

    You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone more hypocritical and morally compromised than the American liberal. These people make racial identity politics the center of their entire existence, but only when it suits THEIR people. Watch them stage an obligatory and muted outrage over Asian hate crimes, then close down advanced classes and refuse to condemn admission programs that filter out Asians.

    Trans individuals and immigrants are neither exceptional by default nor especially vulnerable to hate crimes. But the left treats them like royals while mocking Jews and even Christians, who are among the most persecuted group of people on earth. The sooner NY becomes the next Detroit, the better.

  58. So many politicians have no clue that their lofty self-image is not shared by everyone. He probably thought it was an honor for women to receive his kiss or nasty breath on their necks. But…I’m sure the party of president hair-sniffer will not even notice what a horrible human being Governor Cuomo is.

    1. As long as it distracts from the mountain of dead grandmas and cities full of empty stores, it will have to tolerated. (like the omelette eggshells)

  59. Governor Cuomo, what about these sexual allegations?

    “Hey, you can go to the movies again!”

    1. Good one.

  60. Now, did Andrew shove his fingers up her vagina while alone with her in an elevator? If not, it’s all good.

  61. Is there a law against men asking women out?

    In our woke cancel culture do only women have the legal right to make advances towards men?

    Sex is a need like food and shelter. Of course men have the right to try to satisfy their basic needs.

    Women go out of there way to attract sexual interests with makeup, clothing and cosmetic surgery. How could a man not have a right to make advances?

    if a woman wants a man to stop, she should hand the man a notarized legal paper to that effect.

  62. “conservatives are hypocrites about cancel culture and race-related discussions.”

    Link? Cite? Show your work?

  63. Cuomo: when us politicians do it it’s not rape, bullying, theft, robbery, murder or fascism–got that?
    As for the Q-anon thing… the hypothesis offers to explain A LOT of observations; too many to simply dismiss out of hand.

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