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TSA Terminations, Car Bomb Hits Beirut, 12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder: P.M. Links

  • The Transportation Security Administration is firing 25 employees and suspending another 19 for not properly screening bags at Newark’s airport. It’s the largest disciplinary action taken by the TSA since it was founded.
  • A top security official and seven others were killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut today. The violence makes Lebanon’s threat to sue television terrorism drama Homeland for making their country appear unsafe a bit awkward.
  • An armed 12-year-old girl in Oklahoma dealt with a home intruder by shooting him through a closet door. The girl was not harmed.
  • Chris Matthews thinks the Constitution protects the president from people being rude to him. To the president, I mean. Be as rude to Matthews as you like. Also: Be as rude to the president as you like.
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president in 2016. She should have that printed out on a card to hand out for the next four years because you know she’s going to keep being asked.
  • The CIA wants even more drones. Turns out the Middle East and North Africa are just full of military-age males and it’s hard to terrify all of them.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Chris Matthews thinks the Constitution protects the president from people being rude to him.

    To be fair, just this president.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yes, let's run the clip of the nice things Matthews said about George W. Bush. Please dim the lights.

  • Paul.||

    Do we dim the lights so we can see the dim bulbs better?

  • Sudden||

    Chris Matthews is a big proponent of the Alien and Submission Act. It sends thrills up his leg.

  • ||

    The "You'll get your chance" clause was covered in depth in the federalist papers.

    They put it right there in the, uhh...
    mumble...amendment.

    Yeah, yeah, that the ticket!

  • Fatty Bolger||

    This is what happens when you rely on Ezra Klein to explain the Constitution to you.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    An armed 12-year-old girl in Oklahoma dealt with a home intruder by shooting him through a closet door. The girl was not harmed.

    What if it was a cop? Did she ask first?

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    If it was a cop, she would be dead or charged with manslaughter.

  • Slithery D||

    She thought it was Violentacrez applying for a new job.

  • ||

    I assure you, My Friendly Manitobian Liege, Okieland is not going to neither jack nor shit about this. 12 year old girl shooting any intruder is pretty much in the clear.

    Besides, one thing cops never appear to do is ring the doorbell, and this intruder did before kicking in the back door. And he was apprehended later by the coppers.

    My question is: how on earth did that little girl manage to load the intruder into the gun (or cannon) to shoot him through a closet door? -)

  • tarran||

    She hid in the closet after calling 9-11.

    She heard the intruder enter the bedroom, and the moment the closet door handle started to turn, she put a round in the guy.

    Risky from a targeting perspective, but great from a don't get the gun taken away by attacker in close quarters perspective.

  • ||

    Tarran, please get your sarcasmometer checked, stat. -) Not only did I RTFA, I saw it on my local propaganda outlet. -))

  • tarran||

    Ah. It's Friday....

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Well, I enjoyed the image of him being stuffed into the chamber, being fired, doing 1 twist in 7, puncturing the door, and landing in the room.
    FWIW:
    Ms. St. Clair is a perfect little lady in my book! Bravo!

  • tarran||

    Oh jeez! Now I get Groovus' joke.

    Boooooo!

  • ||

    Took you long enough. Have you been screened for dementia? -))))

  • ||

    I had to get a screening today to get a discount on my health insurance, and those assholes told me my bloodpressure is "pre-hypertension" so they're going to charge me more (130/80).

    I'm not a svelt Abercrombie model, but I run two miles several times a week, and lift weights a couple of times a week. Medically I'm perfectly fine.

    Bullshit one-size-fits-all standards.

  • ||

    *at GM b/c he's a medicine talkin' guy

  • Big 'Orra||

    ...my bloodpressure is "pre-hypertension" so they're going to charge me more (130/80)

    120/80 is considered "normal" -- yup. you were screwed!

  • ||

    Why don't they fucking start charing me more if I actually develope hypertension?! 10 points off of their idea of "normal" is regoddamndiculous.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    sound a little tense there, jj

  • ||

    Why don't they fucking start charing me more if I actually develope hypertension?! 10 points off of their idea of "normal" is regoddamndiculous.

    Sorry Jimbo. From both a medical and actuarial POV, assuming you are in your mid-forties or so, you are at a moderately higher risk for stroke, kidney problems, peripheral vascular problems, and the ever-popular number one killer in the US, heart disease.

    Good diet, exercise, and all the usual stuff certainly help control it better, but family HX is also key in determining if this will get progressive later on.

    I don't know if you have any of the above, since I don't have you HX or ECG strips in front of me, but there is a reason why essential hypertension is called a "silent killer."

    Personally and professionally, 130 (systolic) is not super high, but probably does need to be managed at some point, especially if it starts going up. 80, OTOH, is pretty darn good since a higher diastolic is what leads to stroke risk since that number represents your arterial walls during relaxation. If they aren't relaxing, your risk for stroke goes up.

    So, basically, the insurance co. can set whatever standards it wants. Oh, you can thank ObamaCare for this one, since they have to cover any schmuck who wants a policy.

  • Coeus||

    I'm not a svelt Abercrombie model, but I run two miles several times a week, and lift weights a couple of times a week. Medically I'm perfectly fine.

    Just the genetics, dude. Just the genetics. I've been classified as pre-hypertensive since my pre-teens. That includes the time I spent as an off-shore roustabout. Now you wanna talk about good shape...

  • MattJ||

    Every time he goes in, the doctor just gives him a copy of the original test results again.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    "She heard the intruder enter the bedroom, and the moment the closet door handle started to turn, she put a round in the guy."

    Sounds to me like she shot him, and he was propelled or stumbled through the closet door. The wording is just too ambiguous.

  • R C Dean||

    Who was it telling us that shooting through a door at intruders was unacceptable?

    Because I seem to recall a case where somebody thought there home was being broken into, and they shot through the door and killed someone?

    Oh, that's right, it was a cop that caught the bullet, so obviously it was a Bad Shoot. When a perp catches the bullet, its a Good Shoot.

    The trick is knowing which flavor of intruder is breaking into your house, I suppose.

  • ||

    I seem to recall that being a Dunphy.

  • Paul.||

    The trick is knowing which flavor of intruder is breaking into your house, I suppose.

    Unfortunately, that is the trick.

    I would handle this by yelling to the guy kicking through the door, "Are you a cop?" If he says "yes", shoot him. Because as we've learned, the real cops never identify themselves as such.

  • Xenocles||

    "Who was it telling us that shooting through a door at intruders was unacceptable?"

    Under certain circumstances, that would be Jeff Cooper.

    "Be sure of your target and what is beyond it."

  • Paul.||

    What if it was a cop? Did she ask first?

    If she hadn't shot the person through the door, the outcome would have been the same had it been a cop or not: Beaten, tased and robbed, likely shot.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    How the cult of wellness makes our friendships suffer

    James, a friend who described himself in a tweet as “a lazy, fat drunk,” said he had a hard time relating to his couple-friends’ sudden adherence to CrossFit and the Paleo Diet. “They went in pretty deep,” he says, and “it was impossible to talk about anything else with them.”
  • T||

    'Fess up. Who here is James?

    Or are we just a different bunch of lazy, fat drunks?

  • Marshall Gill||

    I assure you that I am not fat.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    I hope James has a state license allowing him to talk about the Paleo Diet.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    +nice

  • ||

    Yeah. This is waaay different from people getting religion or any of the hundreds of other obsessive things that are fitness neutral.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president in 2016.

    But the PUMAs want the cougar to run.

  • R C Dean||

    Well, that makes it pretty much a lock that she will start spending an inexplicable amount of time in Iowa and New Hampshire.

  • ||

    Agreed. Every day in Clinton-ville is Opposite Day.

  • BakedPenguin||

    Suffer, kinnath and Heroic Mulatto!

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Fuck.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Fans upset after Madonna uses guns in show.. in Colorado

  • ||

    She must really be scraping the bottom of the relevancy barrel these days. Maddie, sweetie, the shock and awe formula for controversy just isn't working for you anymore.

    Clearly, she needs to adopt more arm accessories. Err, children. From overseas. That's what I meant. -)

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Hasn't shock always been her schtick? Hairy armpits, brass bras and the like?

  • ||

    Pretty much, but her brand of shock and awe has always, ALWAYS, conformed to the proggie lib social issue-y stuff. Guns are strictly verboten, since she runs the risk of glorifying them to impressionable youngsters. Or something.

    Anyway, when she looked less like a sinewy rack of ribs, then the "Vogue" and "True Confessions" stuff worked much better. Now, it's pretty much meh.

  • Paul.||

    Yeah, she needs to gain a few lbs back, stat.

  • Paul.||

    It’s like taking out the third act of Hamlet,” she said.

    Rosenberg said Madonna’s style is to shake things up.

    “Madonna does not make things pretty and tie them up with a bow,” she said.

    Hmm, props to Madonna. Fuck you, that's why.

  • John C. Randolph||

    She never was known for adhering to any kind of standards of taste when she was publicity whoring..

    -jcr

  • ||

    Was this in reply to Madonna or Hillary?

    Same difference I guess.

  • Mike M.||

    A top security official and seven others were killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut today. The violence makes Lebanon’s threat to sue television terrorism drama Homeland for making their country appear unsafe a bit awkward.

    That damn YouTube video again!!

  • johnl||

    The explosion was actually in Tel Aviv.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Transportation Security Administration is firing 25 employees and suspending another 19 for not properly screening bags at Newark’s airport.

    They kenw something was wrong when a 97-year-old lady made her flight on time.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    UK finds way to take all fun out of tailgating:

    The University of Kentucky Tuesday unveiled a new tailgating plan that will take effect for Saturday's homecoming game against Georgia.

    The plan enlarges the area in which students are allowed to tailgate but sets several restrictions, including what times tailgating can take place and who is permitted to set up tents and live music.

    It's gonna work!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What's this remedying again?

  • T||

    Kids annoying the old people at football games is my guess.

  • ||

    Pretty much. Full price ticket-holders annoyed by subsidized student ticket holders.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Apparently there was a fight between drunk students or some such.

  • ||

    In the UK???? Surely you jest! Drunken yobs starting a snit? I never heard the like.

  • ||

    I'd think they were more likely to be hillbillies, doc. Unless England is playing Georgia in soccer.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    UK == University of Kentucky, not United Kingdom

  • R C Dean||

    What's this remedying again?

    Well, fun, of course.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    Cleveland's been engaging in a serious crackdown on tailgating before Browns games.

    Like we need any more reasons not to go to Browns games.

  • sloopyinca||

    What the fuck is a "Browns"?

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Browns is PEOPLE!

    /Heston

  • Invisible Finger||

    OK, Soylent Browns is a pretty good name for them.

  • ||

    I think it's slang for runny, moist skidmarks.

  • Randian||

    They've been rebuilding since 1999!

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Like we need any more reasons not to go to Cleveland

  • Randian||

    Cleveland slogan: Hey, at least we're not Detroit (yet)!

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    You've seen the videos then?

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    "...who the fuck still uses a pay phone?"

  • Tman||

    "This train is taking jobs out of Cleveland.."

  • Brutus||

    There would be riots at Mizzou if they tried this.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Ready For Uma Thurman's Baby Name? You Might Want To Sit Down.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Tarantino hasn't had her in a movie since 2003. Why hasn't she starved to death by now?

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    I'd imagine that rich French financier boyfriend of hers makes having to take roles a little less necessary.

  • Slithery D||

    She's publishing direct to video feet video that he's buying

  • sloopyinca||

    Wait, she married Rex Ryan?

  • Sudden||

    She would never associate with someone who employs a dirty evangelical christian.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's an old trick, using middle names that all start with the letter A means you're listed first in the Yellow Pages.

  • Fatty Bolger||

  • Invisible Finger||

    Actually it needs to be A A A A A A A A A Auto Repair

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    What do celebrities and low income trash have in common?

  • T||

    Crappy tattoos?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    YES

  • Slithery D||

    Juliette Lewis?

  • ||

    HEY!!!!! That will be enough of that!

  • Slithery D||

    Read the personal life section of her wikipedia. I REST MY CASE.

  • rac3rx||

    Everything except money.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    They voted for Obama?

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    Too much lipstick?

  • rac3rx||

    Even the menz.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hitler!

  • Ted S.||

    I would have guessedd Oprah.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Most rats are now resistant to Rat Poison.

  • T||

    I bet they're not resistant to this kind.

    But if they are, well, I'll just have to move up a little bit.

  • R C Dean||

    Huh. I had been getting those rounds for cats. Must have mis-read the instructions.

  • Slithery D||

    Strangely, the resistance rate equals the rate at which congressional incumbents win reelection.

  • BakedPenguin||

    That's why you feed them blood thinners. They're not resistant to Warfarin.

  • Gene||

    I'm allergic to both Ratt and Poison.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    MATTHEWS: "You know, a couple points, I don't think he understands the Constitution of the United States. He's the president of the United States, you don't say, 'you'll get your chance.'"

    Well, someone certainly doesn't understand the Constitution and its purpose.

  • Sudden||

    The whole charade reeks of partisan bullshit. I find it hilarious that Lipton refers to Romney shutting Obama up is "rude" but never bothers the examine whether or not Obama attempting to interrupt him during his designated portion of the debate would be considered similarly rude.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    The amazing shit we Kentuckians can do with a corn field:

    The maze, on a 10-acre corn field at 6483 Old Richmond Road southeast of Lexington, depicts a University of Kentucky basketball player preparing for a fierce dunk. From the air, the maze shows "NCAA Champs" at the top, and the UK logo and "Kentucky" toward the bottom.
  • Caleb Turberville||

    Please tell me that the corn was donated to a nearby bourbon distillery!

  • ||

    ^^This is the most amazing thing KY can do with a cornfield.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    I have seen more photographic corn maze designs. That guy's working with stale technique.

    Also, why are there so many gay bars in Lexington?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Also, why are there so many gay bars in Lexington?

    My guess is because there are a lot of gays in Lexington (particularly college age gays who may have had a very difficult time coming out in podunk). But I'm a market purist who believes that adequate demand for a product/service will result in adequate supply of said product/service, so you can just dismiss my thoughts along with the rest of the crazies who think that shit can happen without government fiat.

  • T||

    mlg, if you look at the soil around any large U.S. city with a big underground homosexual population - Lexington, Kentucky, perfect example. Look at the soil around Lexington, mlg. You can't build on it, you can't grow anything in it. The government says it's due to poor farming.

    But I know what's really going on, mlg. I know it's the queers.

  • db||

    You know what Stuart? I like you. You're not like the other people, here in the trailer park.

  • Chaucer||

    They're in it with the aliens. They're building landing strips for gay Martians. I swear to god!

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Its just that, I was passing through and tried to find something to do, and had a hard time finding a not gay bar. All the web sites for bars that might have been not gay had gay undertones. So I just stayed in at the Microtel. I was trying to have a vacation!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    You should have announced you presence in the area. I would gladly have entertained. It may not have been a Vegas party, but it sure as hell had to be better than the Microtel.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    I'm not too big on meeting people I chatted with on the internet, Chris Hansen. Plus I knew my driving path but not my timeframe of where I would stop for the night. But someone did recommend a chicken place that ended up being the determining factor of me making it to Lexington before the place closed.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    How is hanging out with random strangers from the internet any worse than hanging out with random strangers from a bar?

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    In all seriousness, I just feel too awkward to do something like accept an invitation from a stranger. I'm more comfortable chilling in a bar and shooting the shit a little bit. I go to bars for booze, music, food, and atmosphere in mostly that order.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    The Microtel has a huge mirror behind the bed, though. Do I even have to describe how awesome that is?

  • ||

    Don't forget all the girls who want to go dance and only be hit on by well dressed men.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    TRAKTUR PULLLZZZZ DRAWING SKILLZ!!

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Nothing says competence like being a Lexington cop:

    An hours-long standoff Thursday between Lexington police and an armed man thought to have barricaded himself in a townhome ended when police learned the man was no longer there.

    The incident began Thursday afternoon with a hit-and-run car crash, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

    And the kicker in the article:

    The ERU team is an elite team of officers which handles hostage situations, civil disturbances and other hazardous incidents routine drug warrants.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Oh what a word smith!

    President Barack Obama turned his opponent’s name into an ailment on Friday, accusing rival Mitt Romney of having “Romnesia” for emphasizing moderate positions rather than the conservative ones he put forward in the Republican primary race.
  • Appalachian Australian||

    Yeah, a guy who implements socialised medicine is not a "moderate".

    I'm not voting for Romney precisely because he is a "moderate" (except about things where I'd actually like moderation, like being a drug warrior.)

  • John||

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg lets the mask slip.

    Roe v. Wade] surprised me. Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.
    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2.....stice.html

    You know, populations we don't want to have too many of, like brown people and poor people. For Progressives abortion is about killing the undesirables. It was never about choice or freedom. Since when do those assholes care about freedom?

  • Appalachian Australian||

    You are free to marry someone of the sex of your choosing, and then to get an abortion if you get pregnant.

    All other choices, well, you're best off if we make those choices for you. Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself drinking a 20 oz. diet soda or eating a cheeseburger.

  • Killazontherun||

    Terrible profile pic of Althouse.

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com.....a45a_m.jpg

    It appears she is looking thoughtfully at a tangled desert shrub in a U2 album cover photo shoot.

  • BakedPenguin||

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Just to recap - three years ago, NY Times reporter Emily Bazelon got a scoop when Justice Ginsburg made the quoted remark in an interview. As Bazelon admits, she did not follow up with this quote at the the time, but recently - ie, three years later - she asked Ginsburg for clarification, and wouldn't you know, after having three years to think it over, Ginsburg has a ready explanation - she was talking about how she thought *other people* (not her, goodness gracious not) were thinking at the time of Roe - including the majority justices.

    I would love to see the NYT give the same consideration to other interview subjects - if they say something shocking and controversial, wait three years to ask for clarification, so that they can really think over their position and how best to spin it.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    If you go to Bazelon's comments, you will see her "mea culpa" for waiting three years for a follow-up question, plus her denunciation of conservatives for daring to suggest any sinister meaning in Ginsburg's words - and for extra lulz, Bazelon denies the claim that she would have been tougher on Scalia if he'd said something similar. No, of course not, she would have patiently waited three years to follow up on any eugenic-flavored comment from a conservative Justice.

    To sum up, Bazelon pisses on reader's leg, discusses the rain.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.

    Now that's a dog whistle.

  • John C. Randolph||

    For Progressives abortion is about killing the undesirables.

    Of course, the first big "progressive" project was the war on the plains indians. They got a lot of bad press with the smallpox and bullets, so today they just let the indians kill themselves from despair over their dependent status.

    -jcr

  • Brutus||

    Maybe the Hindus are right about reincarnation and Ruthie is just Maggie Sanger in a new meat envelope.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president in 2016."

    I wish she would have run in 2012, just for the comedy.

  • John||

    Me too.

  • John||

    Jonah Goldberg pretty much nails Matthews in his weekly email today.

    But it's important to remember that Matthews, while certainly a liberal, is also a lover of power. He swooned over George W. Bush in his flight suit like a harem girl trying to catch the eye of the pasha and maybe finagle an extra bowl of couscous. We now know that it really doesn't matter what revelation about John F. Kennedy comes out, Matthews will still suck up to him like the pissboy in Louis XVI's entourage. When Mimi Alford's book came out revealing that Kennedy pimped her out when she was a mere 19-year-old intern, Matthews reacted as if that's just what great statesmen do.

    And he was hardly alone. Matthews couldn't find a journalist who thought Kennedy's reputation could be tarnished by the news that he forced an intern to sexually service his brother and staff. Kathleen Parker called the story "delicious" and then literally failed to stifle a yawn.

    The new Cuban-missile-crisis exhibit at the Kennedy Library apparently has a big take-out on Kennedy's secret taping system. Last night I stumbled on a NewsHour segment on it. It reminds me of the fact that Kennedy's -- and LBJ's -- secret system is always treated as a rich historical resource. Nixon's? Proof that he was Satan's henchman.

  • John||

    I bet if new tapes were discovered revealing that JFK had not only sexually abused a teenaged girl but then went on to beat her to death with a bust of Winston Churchill and then eat her liver and have her buried in a shallow grave on the White House lawn, Chris Matthews would declare the revelations "troubling" but ultimately irrelevant.

  • Killazontherun||

    But what really matters is his record as president. Oh, yeah, that wasn't so hotdaTrotsky either.

    The Cuban Missile Crisis—Kennedy’s Second Backstab

    http://townhall.com/columnists.....page/full/

    "It's a public relations fable that Khrushchev quailed before Kennedy," wrote Alexander Haig. "The legend of the eyeball to eyeball confrontation invented by Kennedy's men paid a handsome political dividend. But the Kennedy-Khrushchev deal was a deplorable error resulting in political havoc and human suffering through the America's."

    Even Democratic luminary Dean Acheson despaired: "This nation lacks leadership," he grumbled about the famous “Ex-Comm meetings” so glorified in Thirteen Days. "The meetings were repetitive and without direction. Most members of Kennedy's team had no military or diplomatic experience whatsoever. The sessions were a waste of time."

    But not for the Soviets. "We ended up getting exactly what we'd wanted all along," snickered Nikita Khrushchev in his diaries, “security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey and Italy. Until today the U.S. has complied with her promise not to interfere with Castro and not to allow anyone else to interfere with Castro. After Kennedy's death, his successor Lyndon Johnson assured us that he would keep the promise not to invade Cuba."

  • Cytotoxic||

    JFK also failed to back up the Bay of Pigs after he pushed it to happen. It would have taken a few planes -with Congressional permission- for Cuba to be liberated. America absolutely should have intervened there and JFK was a coward.

  • DK||

    Chris Matthews would declare the revelations "troubling"

    I think the new progressive phrase is "not optimal".

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Tom Morello: non-partisan?

  • Randian||

    Reading an article about Morello in Rolling Stone would put me over my douchebag tolerance level.

  • Sudden||

    If by non-partisan, you mean Bolshevik, sure.

  • T||

    You spelled dumbass wrong.

  • ||

    Actually he states that he drank the kool-aid in 2008, and that Obama is a terrible dissapointment and has committed war crimes.

    I can deal with an honest leftist more than I can a partisan hack.

  • Cytotoxic||

    When in memory has a Republican candidate had their feet held to the fire because they're too rich?

    1) All the time 2) Fuck you

    That's a result of Occupy. It's just not okay, when some people are starving to death, and others have six yachts or whatever, that shit's not cool."

    Fuck you.

  • John||

    And I hear Helen Hunt does the full monty in her new movie sessions. Hunt is in the over 40 class now. But she still looks really good I think.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Meh.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Your daily dose of HuffPo stupidity.

    My comment about some screed demanding that products using GMO crops be labeled as such:

    The way to handle labeling, if some in the marketplace want it so badly, is to encourage companies who don't use GMO crops in their products to label their own food VOLUNTARILY.

    NO FORCE NECESSARY.

    The reply:

    We are the marketplace and if we decide by vote that we want to require it, then you have to use one or sell your products elsewhere.

    Yeah. That's exactly how the market works. We are so fucked.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Everything's a fucking political contest with these people--"If it's not a vote (for a position I support), it's not legitimate!!!"

    You should ask that person if they'd be willing to accept a vote on how many squares of TP they have to use to wipe their ass.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Yep.

    They must use the church of government to solidify their feelings in to law. People like this are nothing but cultists who worship the might is right philosophy (so long as the vote agrees with them).

  • rac3rx||

    That reply is so fucking stupid, I think it may give me cancer. I sure wish progs would stop inflicting their economic, social, cultural, religious, and scientific ignorance on the rest of us.

  • R C Dean||

    We are the marketplace and if we decide by vote that we want to require it,

    A fine example of the fascist creed "Nothing outside the state."

  • mad libertarian guy||

    That which is not mandated is forbidden.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some of its spray-on products after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the lotion.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: Archduke Pantsfan,

    The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling some of its spray-on products after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the lotion.

    Didn't they read the fine print that says: Do not apply near an open flame or a conflagration?

  • rac3rx||

    Hey dumbass, don't light yourself and you won't set on fire.

  • Loki||

    Even if they didn't, could they not smell the rubbing alcohol*? Newsflash geniuses: alcohol is flammable.

    *I've used the stuff, and even though I didn't read the label either, I could smell the alcohol in it.

  • Ted S.||

    Anybody got that on Youtube?

  • Lisa||

    Those flaming banana boat sunscreen shots are a bitch.

  • sticks||

    Be as rude to the president as you like.

    Fuck those faggots in the oval orifice.

  • Caleb Turberville||

  • BakedPenguin||

    Right. No Iha, Wretsky, or Chamberlain. More like Billy and the Pumpkineers.

  • Mike M.||

    Why am I not surprised that Reason decided to completely ignore Obama's absolutely incredible statement on the Daily Show calling the killing of Ambassador Stevens and three others "not optimal"?

    I guess yesterday now qualifies as "ancient history" around here.

  • sticks||

    Start your own blog.

  • Randian||

    Concur. Should have at least been mentioned.

  • robc||

    I saw it mentioned in multiple threads.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Not as an HandR entry.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    You know, shit like that never happened when Postrel was running things

  • hamilton||

    Thank god it's Friday evening and I can actually drink to that.

  • T||

    Never happened when Lanny Freidlander was in charge, either.

  • ||

    Delicious! Thanks, Almanian! My mouth was a little dry! -))

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Any time, doc - "it's five o'clock SOMEwhere!"

  • Marshall Gill||

    The beauty is, it is always five o'clock somewhere!

  • db||

    That convinced me to stop by the beer store on the way home. Thanks!

  • Scott S.||

    I thought actually somebody in the morning crew had on 24/7, but I went looking back and couldn't find it.

  • Scott S.||

    AHA! We did have it:

    http://reason.com/24-7/2012/10.....ot-optimal

    I'll take your apology in the form of ice cream cakes.

  • ||

    Scott, you're giving Stag a run for her money for the commenterati participation award.

  • Mike M.||

    Too bad nobody even reads the 24/7 items, much less comments on any of them.

  • Loki||

    OMG, it's the smoking gun! Reason really is just a leftist publication masquerading as libertarian! They really are in the tank for Obama afterall! /sarc

  • Killazontherun||

    I recall seeing one of the editors saying that this week their votes will be revealed, but it is already closing time Friday. Apparently, it is an embarrassment how many are falling in line behind Obama, right?

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'll be shocked if even one says he's voting for Obama.

  • ||

    After the 4 year kicking they've taken around here, it'll be easier just to lie.

  • Killazontherun||

    I should have added a sarc tag there, but with sarcasm there should be that moment of pause when the other person wonders if you are serious. The only people I definitely think will answer 'Obama' in the affirmative are Steve Chapman and Pinker. But they did promise us the roundup this week.

  • robc||

    Welch said "soon".

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Chris Matthews thinks the Constitution protects the president from people being rude to him."

    Barack Obama is a shit-eating Aardvark.

  • Ken Shultz||

  • T||

    That mother aardvark is disturbing looking.

    Of course, all I know about aardvarks and misogyny I learned from Dave Sim.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I knew Terminator 2 was fiction when they had the LAPD cop attack a white kid.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Wait, what was the T-1000 thinking?! Just call into headquarters with a description of John Connor as a cop-killing, drug dealer. John wouldn't have stood a chance.

  • ||

    Also should have mentioned a dog. Then it doesn't seem quite so far-fetched, now does it?

  • Caleb Turberville||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZosMKUC3zk

    Fact: In a scene cut from the final movie, the T-1000 kills John's dog "Max".

  • Cytotoxic||

    Why did they cut that? It was really good.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Are you saying that the LAPD would let a little thing like race get in the way of a good beat down?

  • Killazontherun||

    White boys are for practice. Now they do use more rubber than steal with white boys, but they'll lay down a beating once assurances are made the boy has no political connections that could come back on the crew.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The violence makes Lebanon’s threat to sue television terrorism drama Homeland for making their country appear unsafe a bit awkward.

    Jack Bauer never caused any real life car bombs.

  • Loki||

    Chris Matthews thinks the Constitution protects the president from people being rude to him. To the president, I mean. Be as rude to Matthews as you like. Also: Be as rude to the president as you like.

    "Hey, Chris Matthews! Have you ever even read the constitution, I mean other than right before you wipe your fat ass with it? The same question for you, Captain 0!"

  • mitch||

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president in 2016. She should have that printed out on a card to hand out for the next four years because you know she’s going to keep being asked.

    She could have a little map of Libya with a star or X where Benghazi is printed on the card.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    She has the same aggressive, warmongering, interventionist qualifications as Condoleeza Rice, only can't play the piano.

  • Coeus||

    Paging barfman:

    Krugman explains why the recovery in 33 was so quick.

    But what about 1929-33? This clearly was a financial-crisis slump, and was followed by four years of fast growth. Reinhart-Rogoff are right to say that the key point should still be that unemployment remained far about pre-crisis levels. Still, why was growth fast in the aftermath of this crisis?

    Well, I have a hypothesis — not necessarily excluding other stories. Here it is: growth was fast after 1933 because policy was so bad, specifically because the banking system was allowed to implode. This set the stage for fast catch-up growth as a functioning financial system was reconstructed, although the lingering overhang of private-sector debt prevented a full recovery. But that’s the contrast with 2007-2009, where the banks were rescued, avoiding complete collapse but also and therefore obviating the possibility of a fast bounceback.

    And this is his conclusion:

    What all this also tells us is the folly of using growth from the recession trough as a measure of success: the worse you screw up the original response to the crisis, the better this measure looks!

    So if you do the right things (in his view), recovery sucks. If you did the wrong thinkd(in his view), recovery's great.

    This isn't even partisan hackery. He has lost his goddamn mind.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Wow - that's....wow.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Jesus. The answer is staring him in the face, and he can't see it.

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    Too much dander inhaled from cat feces, apparently.

  • Invisible Finger||

    Holy shit, this fucktard actually thinks bankrupt businesses going bankrupt is a BAD policy!

    Can't Krugabe just move to France and enjoy the society he wants? Never take advice from someone who hates himself.

  • Calidissident||

    That is awful economic analysis. Completely nonsensical

  • Cytotoxic||

    Walks into the truth. Breathes it and. And doesn't leave the truth. He's just making priorities ad confirming what we already knew. Statism is its own reward with or without growth and is more important than growth.

  • R C Dean||

    What an awesome way to kick off the last debate:

    "Gentlemen, I would like to start with a question relating to the office of the Presidency. Recently, a noted political commenter said about Mr Romney:

    I don't think he understands the Constitution of the United States. He's the president of the United States, you don't say, 'you'll get your chance.'"

    Do you agree or disagree that the Constitution of the United States prohibits telling the President "You'll get your chance."? President Obama?"

    I think it would be priceless. What's he gonna say? And, of course, having to say "Why, of course not, the Constitution doesn't set up the President as some sort of king who everyone must bow and scrape to" would really stick in his craw.

  • Marshall Gill||

    Could he say this? I am not so sure.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You know, I'd like them both to answer one question: What can't the federal government do?

  • Coeus||

  • ||

    Because he's not looking for the right female candidates. You see, Coeus, only those who are selected by the aggrieved minority are acceptable, unless the selector has also been vetted by said aggrieved minority.

    You need to review your identity politics, as this formula is not limited to gender.

  • R C Dean||

    What's funny is, those binders full of women were sent to him by the frickin' feminist lobbying organizations.

  • ||

    I see. The irony runs deeper than I thought! What's this about a War on Wimmins(tm) again?

  • Paul.||

    Again, Rainbow Push coalition shit. Here's our list of 'preferred candidates' (who have all donated to our organization).

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||

    Also:

    SUCK IT YANKEE TWO-RUN PWN'D SWEPT LOSER BITCHEZ!!

    GO TIGERS!!!!

  • ||

    Made even sweeter by the benching of A-Rod. Who then can't even be arsed to watch the game in favor of trying to chase tail. I wish Billy Martin were still around to punch him out in the locker room.

  • Killazontherun||

    Punch? Anyone behaved like A-Rod for a minute in Martin's locker room would have been eaten alive.

  • ||

    I'm not saying Billy would've broken his arm, but...

  • R C Dean||

    I believe that would be spiking the ball after a baseball game, AET.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'm sad the Rays couldn't overcome all of their injuries and make it into the playoffs this year, but at least I have the pleasure of seeing the rest of the East suffer. One thing about our division--it's easy to hate the other teams. Except for Toronto, but they're Canadian. Well, not the players.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Guess who's getting their own show?

  • Slithery D||

    Frasier?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    The inaugural Grand Prix of America will be postponed to 2014 due to a financing problem, organisers have confirmed.

  • ||

    That blows man, I was really looking forward to that.

    I suppose I am still technically looking forward to it, but now twinged with disappointment.

    Total market failure.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    The inaugural Grand Prix of America will be UNEXPECTEDLY postponed to 2014 due to a financing problem

  • mad libertarian guy||

    Yeah. Because virtually no interest in F1 in AMerica is definitely indicative of there being a demand for our very own Grand Pricks.

    Though we definitely have our politicians willing to take bribes and other graft takers here in the US, that's reserved for fucking NASCAR tracks, not fucking F1.

  • Killazontherun||

    Bring on the guano loco, Hollywood!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-H.....uther-film

    A gaggle of far-left actors have signed on for a new film embracing the 9/11 Truther movement.
    "September Morn," to be directed by former stuntman B.J. Davis, will star Woody Harrelson, Martin Sheen, Daniel Sunjata ("Rescue Me"), Judd Nelson and Ed Asner.

    Styling itself as a drama in the tradition of Twelve Angry Men, the film's advance publicity note hints at a cover-up, saying: "We the people demand that the government revisit and initiates a thorough and independent investigation to the tragic events of 911."
    Other stars appearing in the film, according to IMDB.com, include Esai Morales (last seen in "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"), Valerie Harper and John Heard.

    Sheen, Harrelson and Asner have a history of questioning what "really" happened on Sept. 11, 2001, although making a feature film about those questions may bring greater scrutiny to their career choices.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Will Alex Jones be consulted?

  • mad libertarian guy||

    We the people demand that the government revisit and initiates a thorough and independent investigation to the tragic events of 911.

    So the government can now initiate an independent investigation of itself? How is it that the left has gotten the rap of being the educated ones? Jeebus Fucking Christ.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Obviously they mean TEAM BLUE government independently investigating TEAM RED government.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    Yeah, like Obama really cares. He'll do nothing that will take away his excuse to bomb the fuck out of any and all Muslims around the world.

  • Xenocles||

    Sheen, Harrelson and Asner have a history of questioning what "really" happened on Sept. 11, 2001, although making a feature film about those questions may bring greater scrutiny to will have no effect on their career choices.

    FIFY.

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Saw this on Instapundit. Pretty amazing. Includes a pic of the shrapnel.

    Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

    The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.
  • Cytotoxic||

    How did that not hurt? I mean after he healed and had to lug that around.

  • Coeus||

    It probably did.

  • Coeus||

    30 year old woman poses as a gynecologist in order to convince a 50 year old religious woman to have sex then gay marry her.

  • Calidissident||

    I'm sorry, but the 50 year old lady might be the stupidest person ever. Seriously

  • Xenocles||

    Yeah, seriously. I'm tempted to say that the marriage is void because one of the pair has the mind of a child.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    So how long until some Fundie evangelical points to this as a reason why we can't legalize same-sex marriage? Pretty soon they'll be tricking everyone into gay relationships!

  • Killazontherun||

    Phshaw. That's nothing. You should hear the tricks I bamboozled my wife into marrying me. Well, maybe after the statute of limitations is no longer a concern.

  • Gus||

    "An armed 12-year-old girl in Oklahoma dealt with a home intruder by shooting him through a closet door. The girl was not harmed"

    What a well-raised, competent child.

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