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  • JohnsonGage SkidmoreGary Johnson gets the Salon treatment.
  • Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.
  • What caused Corey Lewandowski's fall.
  • Chciago Teachers Union is taking action against a teacher who crossed picket lines in order to coach his students' chess team.
  • Intelligence Squared U.S. presents a plan to fix the presidential debates. (Petition here.)
  • College Republicans at UC-Irvine suspended for an entire year over Milo Yiannopoulos event.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.

    By someone who would have been stopped by a wall, no less!

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    That's got to make it at least, like, 20 feet higher, doesn't it.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    A wildling or a White Walker?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    NO SPOILERS

  • Doctor Whom||

    Newland Archer decides not to go up and visit the Countess Olenska.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't make this weird.

  • Citizen X||

    Wildlings'll just climb over it, it is known.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Wildlings go over the wall and Mexicans tunnel under it.

  • Citizen X||

    But since Bran bears the Night King's mark on his arm, his passage through the wall will cause its wards to fade and the whole thing to come crashing down.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Or we could have just banned Quantum flights

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    College Republicans at UC-Irvine suspended for an entire year over Milo Yiannopoulos event.

    A bad month for the gays.

  • Derp-o-Matic 5000||

    Was that the event where a group of unruly progtards tried to assault him, and the security detail did nothing?

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    No, that was at DePaul.

  • ||

    The security detail which the college forced them to pay for - never forget that.

  • Derp-o-Matic 5000||

    Ah. Thanks.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    So what exactly would happen to these guys if they were to have meetings without university approval or funding? They must have an email list they can use to get around the suspension.

  • AlmightyJB||

    The feds would go after them. Title IX violation.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Title IX is the new Commerce Clause

  • AlmightyJB||

    Title IX is the new Commerce Clause

  • kbolino||

    Um, no

    You're right, it's Title VI they'd use.

  • Pat (PM)||

    Gov't

    Spends Half A Million On 'Culturally-Appropriate' Food Stamps

    Refugees receiving food subsidies will get "culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables" thanks to grants from the federal government.

    The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $564,231 to an aid group that helps refugees sign-up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

    The initiative is called "Fresh Fund: Leveraging investment for a healthier food system in refugee and immigrant communities," according to USDA's announcement. USDA said the goal for the program is to "increase availability of locally-grown, culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables among refugee and immigrant populations," and set a benchmark for the IRC to "enroll at least 3,100 participants in Fresh Fund over four years."
  • Rich||

    But it's *mostly* American cheese and "potted meat product", right? RIGHT?!

  • ||

    PM[F]P is ham-derived, so not culturally appropriate for many refugees. As to everything else - welcome to America, learn to like what we grow here or start growing stuff yourself; we have a variety of climates and can grow damn near anything.

  • Rich||

    Well, they can stick to mechanically-separated chicken, then.

  • Krabappel||

    I think Hawaii is the only climate that can grow pineapple, which is a shame. They don't grow nearly as much as they use to since it's more cost effective in South America and the Philippines.

    In otherwords, I can't be locally sourced, fair trade pineapple in the mid-atlantic. *cries*

  • ||

  • Krabappel||

    Nope, what? Hawaii is the only state that grows pineapple and they dont even come close to competing with other countries.

  • Spartacus||

    They'll grow here in south florida but I don't think anyone has ever tried to do it commercially here. I and some other people I know have grown individual plants.

  • Cyto||

    I regrow the tops in the yard. I end up with very small pineapples two years later - about 1/3 to 1/2 scale. They are outstanding - by far better than the "ripened on the way across the pacific" variety. But I don't do anything other than root the top and put it out in the yard. Maybe if I enhanced the soil I'd get a bigger fruit.

    I don't see how anyone makes a living off of the things. It takes a fairly large space to get one fruit that retails for $2-$4. The farmer can't be getting more than $0.50 per pineapple. They do seem pretty self-sufficient though. Maybe if land is cheap enough and you don't have to irrigate....

  • ||

    Bacon is ham-derived.

    Any culture that doesn't like bacon deserves to be erased.

    *Trump politics in a nutshell

  • bacon-magic||

    You shut your mouth about bacon.

  • ||

    Any culture that doesn't like bacon deserves to be erased.

    You know who else wanted to erase a culture which eschewed pork?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Anwar Sadat?

  • ||

    Menachim Begin?

  • ||

    I read this as "Anwar Salad"

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Hulagu Khan?

  • Krabappel||

    I would never trust any religion that forbids pork. I'm fine if people do it for other, personal reasons, but a religion as a whole that allows beef but not pork is fucking stupid, IMO.

  • ||

    I would never trust any religion that forbids pork

    We're not crazy about goyim, for that matter.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    Wait so Trump is Ron Swanson?

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Don't blame the immigrants. As befitting its origins, Food Stamps are nothing more than farm subsidy payola for Mid-Western Democrat votes:

    The grant ends in 2019, and the IRC will use the money to assist farmers markets and corner stores to deliver healthy food to welfare recipients in immigrant communities around Salt Lake City, Utah, Phoenix, Ariz., Baltimore, Md., and Charlottesville, Va. The IRC may also use the money to open new farmers markets.

    In the past two years, USDA has increased incentive programs to subsidize food purchased at farmers markets with the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program (FINI). "Programs like FINI build on the success we've seen with the use of healthy incentives and with many of the projects being run at farmers markets, we're also helping to strengthen local and regional food systems," Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said in a statement last week. USDA allocated $16.8 million in 2016 to promote healthy diets among SNAP recipients.
  • RAHeinlein||

    "Mid-Western" - please clarify UT, AZ, MD, VA?

  • Cdr Lytton||

    immigrant communities around Salt Lake City, Utah

    How many years after Joseph Smith brought Mormons to Utah and they're still not assimilated? Culturally appropriate would be bulk grains and no coffee?

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

    we have a variety of climates and can grow damn near anything

    Interestingly, the best two climates for growing pistachios are in Iran and California.

  • ||

    Provided of course, If the government, so infested with parasites, permits you.

  • Atanarjuat||

    Mediterranean-climate plants (olives, dates need those conditions to fruit well, others like pomegranates prefer it) need warm winters and dry summers, so there are warm places west of the Rockies that climate can be found.

    Tropical fruits can be grown in Hawaii, obviously, but some will make it in California (lychee, dragon fruit) and many more in south Florida (banana, coconut, sapote, etc). But there are some "ultra-tropicals", like breadfruit, which can't even be grown in south Florida and need to be in the true tropics.

  • Atanarjuat||

    So Vietnamese in southern California (their largest concentration in the US is Orange County, I think) can grow their own dragon fruit and mango, but not Durian.

  • Careless||

    And if they did start growing durian, then we'd have a much worse immigration crisis

  • GamerFromJump||

    The solution is fire, and lots of it!

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Who gets all the watermelon?

  • Paper Wasp||

    Good thing there's no way these free-shit programs could ever be abused. Just stick a sign on the giant trough of free shit that says, "For legal immigrants and refugees only." That oughta do it.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    I have a dream... Oh, fuck it.

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

    Guccifer 2.0 releases DNC docs about Hillary Clinton and about DNC finances donors.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Read her speech contracts and tell me that's not a bribe.

  • The Grinch||

    I'm sure there are lots of people out there willing to do just that. They're lying but still.

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

    They are pretty worried about the Clinton Foundation donations, finances, and investments, relationships between the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton, and Clinton employees and a consulting firm named Teneo, Clinton Foundation lying about providing first class travel and not following a written policy regarding travel, the Clinton Foundation's activities in Haiti, and Clinton Foundation achievements (?!).

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

  • Glide||

    mumble mumble right wing conspiracy mumble

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    [Chicago] Teachers Union is taking action against a teacher who crossed picket lines in order to coach his students' chess team.

    King me!

  • Ted S.||

    The chess coach is the one who doesn't care about the children.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    How do you coach a chess team? Snap them with towels in the locker room?

  • SugarFree||

    Extreme sarcasm.

    "Did your Queen grow a penis, Taylor?"

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    "What are you doing with that bishop, Jenkins? Trying to molest your own pawns like it's your daddy? Get it into action!"

  • Anomalous||

    "I want you to go out there and check some mate!"

  • Ted S.||

    In the old days, it was being a stronger player than all the students and showing us what we were doing wrong.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Reminds me of an old SNL skit of a chess coach, Bobby Knight style.

  • ||

    WHY DON'T YOU GIVE HIM THE KING!

  • ||

    What caused Corey Lewandowski's fall.

    General relativity.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Do you mean spacetime curvature? Was it distorted by the proximity of Chris Christie?

  • ||

    Christie is a special case. Schwarzschild radius, event horizons. Supermassive black holes have really interesting physics.

  • Lord at War||

    I want no part of that naked singularity...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Gary Johnson gets the Salon treatment.

    That's how you know you've made it.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Did he get his nails done?

  • Anomalous||

  • Rich||

    the therapists will be too busy ensuring a smooth finish (no, not a happy one) to be concerned about your 'gentleman's area'.

    *That's* the concern!

  • This Machine||

    *winces, reflexively closes legs a little bit*

  • BigT||

    A mani-pedi

  • LibertarianJRT||

    Fuck that strawman writer Conor Lynch or whatever that smug bastard calls himself. That Salon piece is garbage.

    Here's a pro-tip: If you reference the LP 1980 platform in an article and the Kochs, you are a hackjob opportunist with nothing to contribute to the conversation.

    Why won't these self styled journalists reference the actual 2016 LP platform? Its readily available on the website.

  • BYODB||

    Uhh, because it's Salon and they don't write anything that isn't garbage?

    Once upon a time they were on my list of reading materials for alternate view points than my own. Then they became a parody and I couldn't stand reading it anymore. They've abandoned all semblance of reason for pure feelz and lies.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

  • ||

    I'm hooked.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Who are the 112 assholes who gave that a "thumbs down"?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    PETA members?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Oh and...

    DAT (B)ASS

  • RBS||

    Tulpa.

  • ||

    jesse.in.mb

  • BigT||

    Fat chicks?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Crossfit girls?

  • bacon-magic||

    Dajjal, addiction myth, jackandace & all the other haters.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    SSHHHH... He's CIA.

  • bacon-magic||

    Is that what he was getting at down thread? I'm sorry I can't translate retard very well.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Ozzy Man needs to do a narration of that.
    "Lately, I have been finding myself really interested in snook fishing. It's a might interesting....aaaaah, fuuuhck....you have to pick the right lure in order......ooooh".....

  • Rich||

    "Wanna pop that out for me?"

    *** snort ***

  • bacon-magic||

    Would to fishing and fishermanWOMAN. rawr

  • ||

    The problem with taking her out fishing is that after she handles the catch, you will never get that fishy smell off the snook...

  • Hayeksplosives||

  • Certified Public Asshat||

    Not me, I...

    *hangs Gone Fishin' sign on door*

  • Tundra||

    In fishing, it's important to keep your tip up.

    This helps.

  • ||

    Slack in the line is what lets them get away every time.

  • RBS||

    Oh, I thought you said "fisting".

  • This Machine||

    God Bless America.

  • Furburguesa||

  • ||

    Somebody needs to get a picture of her kissing a snook.

    /Lobster Girl challenger

  • This Machine||

    I'd kiss her snook, ifyaknowwhaddImeanandIthinkyado.

  • Cyto||

    It is one of those optical illusion things where if you go back and watch it again, you'll notice that there are actually two guys in the video.

  • Pat (PM)||

    The Past Six Presidents Have All Used The Executive Power To Block Certain Classes Of Immigrants

    Donald Trump has received much flak from Democrats and Republicans alike for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S through executive authority. However, the past six presidents have all used the executive power to bar different classes of immigrants.

    Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."

    President Barack Obama has used the authority this statute provides six times in his tenure.[...]

    Former President George W.Bush used this authority six times as well during his tenure, typically on government officials.[...]

    The authority of the president to bar certain classes of aliens was used six times by former President Bill Clinton.
  • Derp-o-Matic 5000||

    Hmm...this is almost on par with the crying and rending of garments over Trump's boast that'd he'd kill the families of terrorists, despite not commenting on the fact that Barry has been actively doing that same thing for years.

    The pundits shitting their pants over how evil Trump will be can all rot in hell for their silence over the past seven and a half years.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    Yeah, I was thinking the same after an left-written article critical of Trump for suggesting that we "profile Muslims"... as if that isn't already a thing that happens.

  • The Grinch||

    He should have picked a better father (or words to that effect concerning droning Al-Awlaki's kid).

  • Dan Bongard||

    Ease up on the derpitude there, 5000. :)

    There's a rather obvious difference between collateral damage killing civilians (the norm in all wars) and deliberately murdering civilians in order to show the enemy you aren't 'weak' (Trump's proposal).

    Similarly, there is a rather obvious difference between barring specific groups that are "detrimental to the interests of the United States" (normal) and barring all 1.1 billion adherents of a religion solely on the basis OF their religion (unprecedented, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional).

    Indeed, even if one's derpitude were so extreme as to cause one to view all the world's Muslims as a threat to America, it would still be illegal to use their religion as grounds for barring them.

  • Pat (PM)||

    There's a rather obvious difference between collateral damage killing civilians (the norm in all wars) and deliberately murdering civilians in order to show the enemy you aren't 'weak' (Trump's proposal).

    Pretty sure Anwar Al-Awlaki was not "collateral damage". His son ostensibly was, although the timing of his murder-droning was pretty fucking coincidental and it strains credulity to think that his presence at that location was not known. Of course, it goes without saying that Obama is a man of peace and unquestionable morality, so surely he would never have let such a deed be committed on purpose!

  • Pat (PM)||

    Similarly, there is a rather obvious difference between barring specific groups that are "detrimental to the interests of the United States" (normal) and barring all 1.1 billion adherents of a religion solely on the basis OF their religion (unprecedented, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional).

    No one has actually proposed the latter, of course, but according to the wording of the relevant statute, it doesn't actually seem as if there is any difference at all in terms of legal authority. Whether it's wise to vest such authority exclusively in the executive branch is another question. Also, race and nationality were actually the primary bases for immigration controls in this country from their introduction with the Chinese Exclusion Act until the 1960s. Not one of those statutes was ever ruled unconstitutional. So, for whatever value anybody besides you places on your personal moral judgments, you're 1 for 4 on "unprecedented", "illegal", "immoral" or "unconstitutional".

    Consider this possibility: maybe Trump really isn't the worstestest and most dangerestest person to ever seek office, and you simply had your head planted up your ass when a parade of past presidents actually did all of the shit that Trump promises to do that you find so uniquely horrifying.

  • That's A Bingo!||

    Intelligence Squared presents a plan to fix the presidential debates.

    Replace the moderators and candidates?

  • SugarFree||

    Citizen X and I moderate.

  • Citizen X||

    I have done so much cocaine to prepare.

  • flye||

    Complete with a buzzer so that you can *BUZZ* wait, what I'm saying is *BUZZ* when answers go on too *BUZZ* hold on please let me *BUZZ* *BUZZ* *BUZZ*

  • Citizen X||

    This guy fucking GETS it, you know? You know?

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

  • Col. Chestbridge||

    I would pay to see a debate based only on questions written by Agile Cyborg.

  • ||

    I have managed to avoid watching every debate so far, but I would watch that one.

  • bacon-magic||

    ^2nded

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Loooool, they would never get to the answer.

  • Rich||

    "Could you repeat the question?"

    "Probably not."

  • FreeToFear||

    Their plan is the oxford style debate - which is inane because it presumes that

    a) There are only 2 debaters
    b) The debaters are on opposite sides of everything by virtue of their party affiliation.

    I agree that the format needs to change but their prescription is mere self-aggrandizement in advertising for their particular product

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Also c) assumes the debaters are actually trying to make point rather the just use up time.

  • R C Dean||

    If Agile Cyborg isn't in the mix, it ain't fixed in my book.

  • BigT||

    Simply have the microphones go dead 5 seconds after their time is up.

    Next question.

  • Cyto||

    I'd go the other direction. Do it like chess. Each candidate gets a fixed amount of time to spend as they wish. If you want to use your hour talking about the moderator's mom, that's your deal.

    It solves a lot of the problems. Like the "Trump got 15 opportunities and Rand got 3" issue. If they load up one candidate, he's gonna run out of time before the end.

    In a two person debate, I'd use the chess clock and just let them debate, sans moderator. Let the clock control the microphone. When you are done talking, you hit the button to stop the clock and your opponent can start talking. Easy-peasy, lemon squeezey.

  • Robert||

    Excellent! One possible drawback, though: no zugzwang. It might get to be like speed chess, with neither of them saying anything, just hitting the clock to turn it over to the other side. So make it that they have to use up some minimum amount of time each move. Like 10 sec. at least.

  • Glide||

    This is my favorite idea so far. It lets the reality show viewers get their entertainment, and it lets the nerds judge the candidates on their strategy and time management. It's also the best implementation I've heard yet of the no-moderators idea, and I haven't ever observed a moderator making a presidential debate anything but worse.

  • Robert||

    It should be a true debate, but not of a policy question, because that's not what the election is necessarily about. How do you know what policy Qs people want As to? There's really just one issue that should be debated; I should be president, & you shouldn't. Let them debate that, free format.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Lewandowski emerged from the executive office to find security waiting, and they watched him as he packed up his things, then escorted him out of the building, according to two sources briefed on the encounter.

    I never watched the show, but I assume that's what happens on The Apprentice, too.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    SkidmoreGary Johnson gets the Salon treatment

    Not gonna click- how many times is "Atlas Shrugged" mentioned? Plus or minus 2.5? I'll take the over.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Skidmore?!?!

  • SugarFree||

    Macklemore and a skidmark had a baby?

  • Rhywun||

    Owings and Merrill could not be reached for comment.

  • Pat (PM)||

    US Senator: Get rid of due process — it's "killing us"

    So much for the oath to uphold the Constitution, eh? "Due process is what's killing us right now," said Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Morning Joe today in pushing for a bill to use secret watch lists to deny Americans civil rights. In place of due process, Manchin proposes a five-year suspension of civil rights and surveillance when the FBI fails to find anything wrong after "suspicion" arises[...]

    MANCHIN: Really, the firewall we have right now is due process. It's all due process. So we can all say we want the same thing, but how do we get there? If a person is on a terrorist watch list, like the gentleman, the shooter in Orlando? He was twice by the FBI — we were briefed yesterday about what happened — but that young man was brought in twice. They did everything they could. The FBI did everything they were supposed to do. But there was no way to keep him on the nix list or keep him off the gun-buy list, there was no way to do that.

    So can't we say that if a person's under suspicion there should be a five-year period of time that we have to see if good behavior, if this person continues the same traits? Maybe we can come to that type of an agreement, but due process is what's killing us right now.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Are you serious? Are you serious?

  • Rich||

    Here's a better idea — let's allow the executive branch to seize the records of legislators that they think might be corrupt or undermining America. Let's start with Joe Manchin!

    No one can deny the possibility that those records prove Joe fucks sheep.

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    How the hell did someone like Manchin get elected in WV?

  • BigT||

    WV says it all.

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

    I think Senator Joe Minchin would change his tune real quick if he were under investigation…

  • C. Anacreon||

    Senator Les Whynen would be more successful if he had more good ideas and less whinin'.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    Uhh, he's against due process, so why even bother with the "investigation" part?? Let's skip straight to conviction!!

  • Pay up, Palin's Buttplug!||

    Sentence first — verdict afterwards!

  • Rhywun||

    It's good enough for the Cardies.

  • Doctor Whom||

    Another thing for my Team-Blue-bot friends to pretend never happened.

  • ||

    Not a smart move on his part. A lot of his constituents still remember, or have heard first-hand tales from, the various prohibition wars.

  • Drake||

    Smart moves are not in Joe Manchin's repertoire.

  • ||

    In 1980, this would be considered treason. Today, meh.

  • GamerFromJump||

    The Second Amendment is not for a land invasion by a foreign country or for hunting, IT IS FOR THIS!

    Anyone that utters a phrase like "Due process is what's killing us right now," should have it rearranged: "Killing us right now is what's due process".

  • rts||

  • Ted S.||

    They want it to be more unfriendly to non French speakers?

  • ||

    Quebec is full blown retarded. Canada's national gun registry was a $2 billion disaster and waster of tax dollars. What makes Quebec, the most infamous province where corruption is concerned, think it will fare better?

    And given gun violence here is practically negligible, it makes this move all the more perplexing.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    What caused Corey Lewandowski's fall.

    Somebody was jerking him around?

  • Derp-o-Matic 5000||

    Short and alt-text-free, once again. I love you, Rico. Never change.

  • Anomalous||

    Brevity is the soul of half-assery.

  • Citizen X||

    This is like a quarter of an ass, tops.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    It's the other way around, methinks.

  • You Sound Like a Prog (MJG)||

    In 2016, he's the linksman we deserve.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Three 'self-styled vigilantes' are busted with huge cache of weapons, ballistic vests and 2,000 rounds of ammo in fluorescent green Dodge truck just outside the Holland Tunnel on the way into New York City

    They were pulled over for having a cracked windshield. I think they were pulled over because their vehicle was a little too nondescript.

  • waffles||

    Holy shit, that vehicle is beautiful. But how dumb do you have to be to drive that through NYC and Jersey?

  • That's A Bingo!||

    It's like Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 meets Jurassic Park jeep.

  • waffles||

    There's tactical and there's TACTI-COOL. Nailed it.

  • That's A Bingo!||

    Mall ninja tacti-cool.

  • This Machine||

    So you gotta be practical to be tactical. We call that being pract-tactical. If you're trying to be tactical to be practical, that's called tact-practical, and it's more fucked up than a football bat. Don't be tact-practical, be pract-tactical, learn how in my new series, The Art of Pract-tacti-practicality: The Warrior's Way: 90X. Only six easy payments of $19.95 a month!

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    Are you Agile-Cyborg off drugs?

  • This Machine||

    That might be the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    They were transporting a shitload of drugs too, and obviously sampling the product.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Driving that thing into the city was the craziest act they committed.

  • flye||

    "You think I'd be caught dead driving that thing? Looks like a school bus for 6-year-old pimps."

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    They were just going to go get their stolen baseball cards.

  • Peace Be Upon [REDACTED], Jr.||

    They drove that one through the city intending to get caught. The other one - the real one - it's in Delaware now.

  • pan fried wylie||

    This. "That debt you guys owe, well, you're going to spend a little time in the joint to pay it off."

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Found with "7 clips". Uh huh

  • ||

    Well, you know someone who'd drive a truck like that would have glorious hair, and you don't get hair like that by accident.

  • Citizen X||

    Chciago Teachers Union is taking action against a teacher who crossed picket lines in order to coach his students' chess team.

    If anyone still doubted that the NEA doesn't actually give a fuck about kids...

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    "When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children." -- Albert Shanker, president of the United Federation of Teachers (1964-1985), president American Federation of Teachers (1974-1997)
  • C. Anacreon||

    And to think on Ellis Island they changed the family name to Shanker from Chancre.

  • waffles||

    FREE TICKETS, YAY!

    I logged into my ticketmaster account and found the voucher, sifted through the trashpile of livenation concerts and settled on Slipknot w/ Marilyn Manson. It was close between that or Kidz Bop / Dolly Parton. But I'm happy with my choice. I think anyone who used ticketmaster even once between 1999 and 2013 has at least a voucher. Let's go see some shitty shows!

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    I care about the "where" almost as much as the "what".

    Fuck staples center.

  • Ted S.||

    You get to see a shitty show; the lawyers get millions.

  • waffles||

    Fourteen millions! Yay!

  • blighted non millenial||

    No shit. There's not any shows in Atlanta right now.

  • Hayeksplosives||

    There are some shows posted for Atlanta if you look at the full list instead of the recommended ones in the editorial. full list

    and you can subscribe to the email updates when new shows are added here

  • Agent Cooper||

    Program doesn't start until December, apparently.

  • Hayeksplosives||

    Thanks for sharing! The original notification must have gone straight to the spam filter. Just have to wait for something in Minneapolis.

  • Rhywun||

    Neat - I just got a free 50 bucks in my Amazon account today from another suit.

  • BiMonSciFiCon||

    Chicago Teachers Union is taking action against a teacher who crossed picket lines in order to coach his students' chess team.

    For the children.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    In chess, the black and white sides are equally matched, which is clearly an attempt to deny the existence of white privilege. And why does the queen need to have a king? Why can't she have another queen? Bishops? Seriously? Obviously a subversive attempt to force religion into public schools.

    Honestly, I don't know what you were thinking...

  • kbolino||

    Well, white does move first...

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    Knights have their own special moves. Rooks and bishops can move 7 squares at a shot, and the 1% queen can range all over the board, while pawns can only move one square at a time. Do you even care about move inequality?

  • Peace Be Upon [REDACTED], Jr.||

    SJW Chess:

    1) Every piece gets to move however it wants

    2) Black moves first. White never moves because, fuck whitey

  • Rhywun||

    This probably exists somewhere horrible.

  • Chip Woodier||

    Some of my pawns self-identify as queens.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.

    Does Pete Suderman have a good alibi?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.

    "Down with the Fourth Reich!"

  • That's A Bingo!||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.

    Damn those violent Trump supporters.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    Literally the way my local news station framed it was "A frightening instinct at a Donald Trump event where a man tried to grab the gun away from a policeman"

    Then somewhere in the story they mentioned that the man's motives was shooting Trump, then quickly shifted back to talking about Trump's rhetoric.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    From the minute they said "Man" and not "Trump Supporter" I was betting it would be a protester...

  • ||

    'Oh it's wrong to threaten a life BUT...garble-garble-marble...rhetoric!'

    IMAGINE if a Trump supporter threatened Sanders!

  • spqr2008||

    The sad part is how much coverage any threat of any kind against Obama, Hillary, or Bernie that advanced to this kind of stage would get vs. Trump, and how the media spin it. I am actually very glad that no one has had the opportunity to take a shot a Obama. Let him life in ignominy for the rest of his life, and let his works be compared to Jimmy Carter's, and come up short.

  • Pat (PM)||

    Latest weight-loss device approved by the FDA leaves some doctors 'appalled'

    A weight-loss device approved by the FDA last week has some doctors up in arms, with one even attempting to put together 4,000 physicians to sue the agency. That's because they say the device, which lets patients pump some of the food they've just eaten directly from their stomachs into the toilet, isn't safe and may lead to eating disorders.

    "This is the first time that I look at a device that was approved by the FDA and I am absolutely, utterly, and totally appalled that it was approved," says Joseph Gutman, an endocrinologist and diabetologist in Pembroke Pines, Florida, who has treated patients with obesity for over 30 years. Gutman says he's put together a group of 750 physicians who want to sue the FDA to take the device off the market; his ultimate goal is to get 4,000 doctors to join him. "It is the most pathetic exhibition of ignorance on the part of our agency, the FDA. It is nothing but a bad trick. It's like a bad joke."

    The device, called AspireAssist, was approved by the FDA based on a one-year study of 111 people. The approval is for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 to 55 who have failed to lose weight with non-surgical therapies.
  • bacon-magic||

    The same FDA that is banning ecigs. Fuck off slavers.

  • ||

    Sounds like the FDA has jumped the shark.

    /Aieeeyyy!

  • GILMORE™||

    A Case Study in Sanctions

    They are appealing because they allow countries to say they "Did something" while not doing much at all. Its politically convenient.

    Then when they Do Nothing - which, as anyone has observed the history of Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Sudan, etc etc etc should recognize - the problem then becomes = "When do we STOP these sanctions?!"

    When you realize they're not actually accomplishing anything, BUT that unilaterally withdrawing them means 'acknowledging failure', and effectively rewarding your adversaries for outlasting you....? At that point there remains little incentive to ever actually change.

    And what happens as years pass is that relations continuously sour = because you've been making someone else suffer for years because you're afraid to .

    its how 'small disagreements' become bigger ones over many years.

    wasn't that sort of how the Nazi party came to power as well?

  • GILMORE™||

  • John||

    that is horrible.

  • Rich||

    That settles it. I'm not going.

  • waffles||

    Yeah my ticketmaster voucher wouldn't even work for it.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Zeus approves of this sacrifice only if the corpse is roasted on the sacrificial pyre and the meat distributed to his worshipers.

  • Drake||

    The original Olympics didn't start with an animal sacrifice?

  • GILMORE™||

    As HM notes - i'm pretty sure they did. just not accidental ones of extremely rare animals.

  • ||

    I'm not sure they're 'extremely' rare, just so in the US. There is confirmed sighting of one in AZ and I've seen mention of unconfirmed sightings in TX.

    The article says 'near threatened'.

  • GILMORE™||

    Fine, strike "extremely".

    Though, "no more than 15,000 alive on the planet" strikes me as comparatively "rare" regardless of what the world wildlife fund thinks. When i was a kid bald eagles were considered "very rare", and there were still like 100,000 of them around, and you could still expect to see one in the wild if you farted around in remote parts of canada long enough. Now there's like twice that from what i hear.

  • grrizzly||

    A smiling yellow jaguar known as Ginga is the mascot of the Brazilian Olympic team.
    The shooting caused uproar among animal rights groups, which questioned why the animal was involved in the Olympic event.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    In local news: Woman Charged in Kayak Death Admitted Keeping Paddle From Fiancé, Officer Testifies

    Ms. Graswald said she felt "trapped" and had withheld her fiancé's paddle after his kayak capsized, the investigator, Donald DeQuarto, testified during a pretrial hearing.

    "'I took his paddle when he was in the water,'" Ms. Graswald had told him, Investigator DeQuarto said.


    Ms. Graswald, who is 36, revealed that she had removed the plug from the kayak and sabotaged the paddle, according to Investigator DeQuarto.

    He added that she had also said that after Mr. Viafore capsized, and was holding onto his kayak and a dry bag for flotation, he had begged Ms. Graswald to call 911, but that she "kind of reached over and took his paddle from him and strapped it onto her kayak."

    Never go kayaking with a crazy woman. Also, never become engaged to a crazy woman.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Ms. Graswald, he said, had talked about Mr. Viafore's making "sexual demands to her, how he wanted to have threesomes with other women, how he made her have sex when he wanted sex."

    Ms. Graswald, according to Investigator DeQuarto, had said her fiancé even had a third partner in mind, a woman he knew, named Tina. He testified that, according to what Ms. Graswald had told him on the island, Mr. Viafore would say, "'Why can't you do a threesome with Tina?' Tina would do this, Tina would do that. It made her upset."

    Never propose a threesome with Tina. Tina is a skank.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    But perhaps a better choice for marriage.

  • flye||

    Fuck Marry Kill -- It's not a game anymore.

    Coming to theaters this Christmas.

  • GILMORE™||

    This was the russian mail-order bride who watched her husband drown in the Hudson, right?

    dude was a fucking moron.

  • You Sound Like a Prog (MJG)||

    You better believe that's a paddlin'.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Four days after she (probably) killed him, she posted this image on her facebook, with this caption:If only I could have paddled harder, dammit...'

  • ||

    So what you're saying is "would"?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    She was a bartender and was not very polite to me even though I was sober. Who is rude to the sober guy?

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    "Another investigator testified that Ms. Graswald, who was leaving flowers on the island for Mr. Viafore, also said that he had recently postponed their wedding."

    There it is.

  • ||

    College Republicans at UC-Irvine suspended for an entire year over Milo Yiannopoulos event.

    Way to make us click the link, Rico. FTFA:

    The UC Irvine Republicans have been suspended for an entire year after they informed the administration of their plans to schedule another event on campus with Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

    Apparently they got re-edumucated after the first event, but it didn't take.

    This sounds like a case for...FIRE!

  • Pat (PM)||

  • GILMORE™||

    NYC Responds to Widespread Corruption and Misconduct Investigations With Sweeping Reforms....

    just kidding = They're giving away tampons!

  • Rich||

    NYC lawmakers pass a novel requirement for free tampons

    They're required to look like French ticklers.

  • ||

    NYC lawmakers pass a novel requirement for free tampons

    You'd think novelists could afford to buy them.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    Honestly, if I lived there I'd replace my paper towels with tampons. Probably a bit more annoying to use, but they're absorbent and free. Why NOT clean my bathroom with a fistful of tampons??

  • Rich||

    *Plus* they are great markers for writing protest signs.

  • pan fried wylie||

    Why NOT clean my bathroom with a fistful of tampons??

    because it's inefficient use of the absorbent material, that's why. You just wad up a big ball of paper towel, get one side wet and toss it because it's not working anymore, don't you.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    "because it's inefficient use of the absorbent material"

    I'd sacrifice a bit of effeciency for reducing my cleaning costs. There's no NEED to be effecient with tampon cleaning when the idiot government gives you all the tampons you ask for!!

  • Agent Cooper||

    Hello Toledo! We are Fistful of Tampons and we are here to rock you!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Jeep That Crushed Anton Yelchin Had Been Recalled

    a model that Fiat Chrysler has recalled for a gearshift issue that has confused drivers, leading them to accidentally leave the car in neutral when they think it is safely in park.

    The fuck?

  • GILMORE™||

  • tarran||

    Holy shit!

    I'll bet what happened is if the logic doesn't think you are stopped, and you push the lever forward, it won't go into Reverse or Park! It will however allow you to go into netural while not in a complete stop. Soooo, you think you've put the car into park, but in reality the car is in neutral.

    And if the slope is almost level, the car won't move, until you get out of the car and impart some momentum as you push yourself away, starting it slowly rolling.

  • JW||

    That looks like all kinds of suck.

  • Tundra||

    Fuck, no kidding.

    Dear carmakers, could I please have my old school manual transmission back?

    Please?

  • ||

    Probably not, because most sad-ass American drivers cannot handle a manual.

  • DOOMco||

    This is why I like my old fj40.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    That is one of the worst ideas I've ever seen.

  • GILMORE™||

    Seriously. Its just stupid, adds zero functionality while making simple routine tasks complex. its anti-design.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Coming soon to smart guns.

    One of the built in safeties to a mechanical shift is that you can FEEL when it is in park. And it's less likely to fail.

    So fucking stupid.

  • pan fried wylie||

    Full automation or none, halfassing it is more dangerous than either choice. People rely on the half-assed features as if they're full-assed, and wham, dead.

  • Rhywun||

    its anti-design.

    This

    Plus if you need to video to learn how to do it, something's not right.

  • JW||

    This seems only slightly better, but I'm not even sure about that.

  • See Double You||

    I smell a design defect. Products liability suit, here we go!

  • Ted S.||

  • Jimbo||

  • Hayeksplosives||

    I'm glad someone else was the one who posted this. I was thinking it, but couldn't do it.

  • Rich||


    Hunting HUMANS set to become big business for the super rich

    Of course the world will have to take a turn for the worse to reach a situation where rich people can hunt poor people for sport.

    Well, I suppose *that* business won't pan out.

    *** kicks pebble ***

  • Ted S.||

    It's the most dangerous game.

  • GILMORE™||

    The nightmare prediction comes from Daniel Wright, senior lecturer in tourism at the University of Central Lancashire

    Is the idea if you hold ANY kind of job at ANY kind of educational institution, you're an "Expert" people are supposed to pretend to take seriously?

  • Rich||

    senior lecturer in tourism

    HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    You know what?? I think you could make a pretty good business model off of this. Set it up with, like, laser-tag like elements. Hell, I bet you could pay people to be the prey!! A non-lethal "dangerous game" would be fun and with enough dark humor to excite.

  • pan fried wylie||

    did you just describe standard laser tag?

  • Guestus III||

    Yeah - that is pretty much laser tag. And unless you keep to Mountain Dew flowing and have plenty of quarters for the arcade in the lobby, it is pretty lame.

  • Hayeksplosives||

    Yeah, it'd be great until Bruce Abbott goes all psycho on Linda Hamilton.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    When I saw the headline, I was picturing some sort of variation on paintball where a target guy starts off with an X minute headstart and then the other people have to chase them down and mark them, which actually sounds kinda fun.

  • Cliché Bandit||

    They have this. A team of two has to out run a bounty hunter in the woods and get to an extraction point some miles away. Takes over 24 hours. Most lose.

  • Pat (PM)||

    Why public opinion on ObamaCare should worry us all

    t's policymaking 101: When a policy delivers benefits to people, support for the policy grows. Political scientists call situations like these "policy feedback loops," and they are a big part of the story of how Social Security and Medicare became so entrenched in American life. But what happens if hyper-partisanship stops the loop? Consider the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Over the past four years, some 20 million people have gained health coverage and the already-insured have received new protections. But public opinion of the ACA has remained mixed.

    The numbers are stark. Monthly tracking polls show that 49 percent hold unfavorable views of the ACA versus just 38 percent holding favorable views. These assessments fly in the face of the ACA's accomplishments. The law slashed the uninsured rate among non-elderly adults (ages 18 to 64) by a stunning 43 percentage points since 2013. Twenty million Americans gained health insurance coverage, including 8.9 million whites, 3 million blacks and 4 million Hispanics. Seniors got help affording prescription drugs. Insurance companies may no longer drop from coverage those who become ill, or refuse to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Why didn't these benefits improve the public's assessment of the law?
  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Yeah, our opinion is the problem, not the shitty law.

  • Citizen X||

    Obviously, Our Leaders deserve a better constituency.

  • John||

    You should be happy to get fucked out of your insurance. Look at all of the people who benefited from that?

  • John||

    he law slashed the uninsured rate among non-elderly adults (ages 18 to 64) by a stunning 43 percentage points since 2013. Twenty million Americans gained health insurance coverage, including 8.9 million whites, 3 million blacks and 4 million Hispanics. Seniors got help affording prescription drugs. Insurance companies may no longer drop from coverage those who become ill, or refuse to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Why didn't these benefits improve the public's assessment of the law?

    Because those numbers are in proportion to a country as large as this one very small and those "achievements" came at the expense of tens of million of people who were otherwise happy with their health insurance and have now seen its price go through the roof or lose their coverage altogether seeing it replaced with something greatly inferior.

    This is not hard.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Notice it doesn't mention cost or the fact that the yuts were forced to buy insurance

  • John||

    Are they really so stupid they can't see that or do they see it and are just that big of dishonest hacks?

    I am betting on stupid. Washington journalists are just a profoundly stupid group of people.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Both I wager

  • Hamster of Doom||

    The law slashed the uninsured rate among non-elderly adults (ages 18 to 64) by a stunning 43 percentage points since 2013.


    Blasphemy! Also, idiot.

    37.4% of the uninsured had a household income above $50,000 (Figure 4).


    At above $50k, one must ask whether these people were uninsured because they couldn't afford it.

    And como que Obamacare slashed the rate of uninsured? The exchanges didn't take effect until Oct 1, 2013 and they were a useless disaster.

    Lawrence Jacobs and Suzanne Mettler, you innumerate little tits, you shoved a gun up your healthy young neighbor's nose and demanded he cough up the dough or he gets it. Now y'all want applause.

    Fuck off, slavers.

  • ||

    one must ask whether these people were uninsured because they couldn't afford it.

    I sure as hell couldn't.

  • BigT||

    "Why didn't these benefits improve the public's assessment of the law?"

    Because so many of us got f@cked with much higher rates and deductibles. Duh!

  • Juice||

    Twenty million Americans gained health insurance coverage

    Yeah, that's bullshit.

  • pan fried wylie||

    Why didn't these benefits improve the public's assessment of the law?

    The accompanying price increases to pay for those benefits that many of the 'customers' don't receive any benefit from. Crazy talk, i know.

  • Broswater||

    Anyone seen the heart shape rainbow next to the Youtube symbol on Youtube ? It leads to a #Proudtobe campaign about LGBT people...

    I don't care, I really don't care how weird or queer you are, if you self-identify as male or female or as a cis-non-normative intersectionnal unicorn, but can you please stop force feeding it to me?

    Can't remember which comedian said that ''It's not like they are touching dicks in front of you while you're trying to eat your bowl of cereal'' Well, it's starting to look like that.

    The millenial part in me is starting to can't even...

    Oh and I can't wait for the #Proudtobe straight white male campaign

  • ||

    I'm not force-feeding you anything. Heh.

    Take that up with YouTube who has chosen to do this.

    Oh, and nobody is forcing you to use YouTube...

  • Broswater||

    I'm not 14 anymore, so I don't HTML anymore :

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politic.....-1.3585522

    "I'm proud to say that moments ago, I introduced legislation, Bill C-16 ... that would ensure that Canadians will be free to identify themselves and to express their gender as they wish while being protected against discrimination and hate," said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould adding that, "because as Canadians, we should feel free and safe to be ourselves."

    I really don't care people judging about my cis-normative white male drunken celibate lifestyle, and hating me for it. In fact, I actually encourage it! But I guess it cannot go the other way around, so yeah, force feeding. As I am pretty sure this law will never be used for hate against cis-normative white male drunken celibate people.

    But you are right, Youtube is free to do as they please, and I am free to critize this as a stupid social movement. Let's see them try that in some ME countries.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    It almost sounds like you're complimenting Middle Eastern countries. Almost.

  • Broswater||

    To me it just seem like they enjoy having an argument with someone that already agree with them.

    Me : Yeah, you should be free to love and live your life your own way.

    LGBT : No wait! There is also this argument !

    Me : Ok, I agree.

    LGBT : No you still don't, hear this !

    Me : Still agree, can, can we talk about something else?

    LGBT : NO ! I'm not done yet ! Watch this !

    Me : Seriously, are we going to spend the whole evening about this or....

    LGBT : Ahaha ! I knew you we're a bigot !

    Me : I know I'm not, but heh, whatever floats your boat, how about you bring this to the other real bigot over there ?

    LGBT : Hummm no, too scary, he will probably kill me, but you are an easy opponent, so hear me roar!

  • ||

    Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould

    Hyphen. 'Nuff said.

  • Ted S.||

    After Obergfell, when somebody posted the "Love Wins" stuff, I asked if they were supporting plural marriage too.

    You can probably guess the reaction.

  • ||

    Yes, Ted, your butt-hurt is duly noted, too. Eddie? Anyone else?

  • Ted S.||

    I wasn't butt-hurt over gay marriage becoming legal.

    I was more trying to point out that people oppose polygamy because the people who practice it are still seen as "icky" (ie. the fundy Mormon types), as opposed to gays who are now thankfully no longer seen as icky.

  • John||

    I never gave a shit about gay marriage. Marriage doesn't depend on the state. It is a civic institution that the law recognizes. Gays were married already. The problem was they raped the constitution and when you combine court mandated government recognition of gay marriage with the public accommodation laws you end up destroying the freedom to object to gay marriage.

    But no one would listen. it was gay and that was all that mattered.

  • spqr2008||

    But whyfore your hate them GAYZ John? THEY JUS WAN HAPPY!

  • GamerFromJump||

    The difference is between malum prohibitum and malum in se. Polygamy isn't malum in se, because it doesn't directly harm anyone, though it does have a strong intersection with things that do, such as child marriage and a general treatment of women as chattels.

  • bacon-magic||

    Ha ha, you said butt-hurt.

  • Rhywun||

    Polygamists can fight their own battles.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    can you please stop force feeding it to me?
  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    Like what the fuck? I don't have a problem with people bitching about the gays, but when they shove it into my face I say enough. I can't even enjoy reading the PM links without some stupid homocaust comment. The millenial part deep inside me going I can't even......pull.....out.

  • Broswater||

    Yeah that's right, 'cause we have a big homocaust parade every year. Where every good Pol shows up! Oh and we're trying to pass a bill to get people not to hate on homocausexual (I guess). And the media is giving us soooo much respectful attention too. And your average facederp feed is probably filled with people expressing their homocausexuality.

    I'm not bitching about the LGBT community, I couldn't care less about them, just like I do about everyone else. I'm bitching about all the special attention they get from everyone, like they are some special retard child or something, and the social and soon legal pressure that I should give them special attention as well.

    Nice way to miss the point btw.

  • ||

    C'mon CJ, you know you can't force the willing.

  • GILMORE™||

    UNLIKE YOU I AM CELEBRATING THEIR CELEBRATION OF PRIDE SEE MY AVATAR IS RAINBOWS, HATER

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Rainbow AR-15, bitch

  • GILMORE™||

    I GAVE A RAINBOW PARTY TOP THAT

  • GILMORE™||

    Seriously though, do you have pics?

    I've always wanted a hello-kitty AK myself - sans the stickers so i could put unicorns and rainbows on myself.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Avatar. All of my guns are normal looking.

  • This Machine||

    That AK is frabjous.

  • GILMORE™||

    I know, right? its gorgeous. And I'm totally not kidding about the unicorn stickers. Its an aesthetic dream that will one day be realized.

  • Chipper Morning Wood||

    [pours a bowl of cereal, waits.......nothing happens]

    Damnit, what do I have to do to see some dick touching while I eat?

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    "Force feeding"

    "A service I voluntarily use has a button that if I go out of my way to click links me to videos I can choose to watch on the subject"

    ~One~of~these~things~is~not~like~the~other!~

  • Broswater||

    It's still is a corporate statement. That nowadays we seems to get served everywhere.

    And Coming from a company to which I dedicate way too much of my bandwidth, and which in turn gets money from the ads they show me. So yup, they are getting money from me, I get to criticize them.

    I agree that I clicked where I shouldn't have, but heh, I'm curious. Still, it's just like the ''Our corporate practices are planet friendly!'' at one point you just roll your eyes.

  • ||

    Ha ha. Broswater clicks on gay links because he's curious.

  • You Sound Like a Prog (MJG)||

    Poor baby.

  • GILMORE™||

  • Crusty Juggler||

    20 arrested at die-in outside NRA headquarters

    The arrests came after an overnight demonstration attended by about 100 people outside the Fairfax, Va., headquarters of the NRA. The group said they were there in mourning for the Orlando, Fla., shooting victims.

    Those arrested sprawled on the pavement, surrounded by chalk lines indicative of dead bodies, as a tribute to the 49 shooting deaths last week at an Orlando nightspot. Other protesters held signs and used red paint to indicate blood.

    The action was sponsored by Code Pink, a group known for its anti-war stance, and a coalition of social justice groups.
  • OldMexican Trained Philosopher||

    Re: dajjal,

    Wait - I thought that gays would appreciate the futility of gun control after the Orlando massacre


    I cannot believe there's only 100 gay people in all of the US territories,

    "[...] an overnight demonstration attended by about 100 people outside the Fairfax, Va., headquarters of the NRA."

    Or it could be that you're misconstruing the truth by giving that small number of wack-a-doodles the importance they don't deserve.

  • John||

    Why don't they go do that in front of a Mosque. It might take having a "die in" to a whole new level.

  • Rich||

    Awesome! They could use pig entrails to indicate suicide-bomber remains!

  • ||

    Because the cowardly little shits know the NRA won't kill them.

  • ||

    The action was sponsored by Code Pink, a group known for its anti-war stance...

    See, the anti-war left didn't die after all!

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    So during Hibernation Season (Democrat In Office) the Anti-War Left passes the time bitching about guns in non-war situations??

    That explains a lot.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    "The group said they were there in mourning for the Orlando, Fla., shooting victims."

    Bull fucking shit.

  • bacon-magic||

    They would grab more headlines if they would kill their selves instead of this pretend shit. #enough

  • bacon-magic||

    Oh hello Addiction Dipshit.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Monthly tracking polls show that 49 percent hold unfavorable views of the ACA versus just 38 percent holding favorable views. These assessments fly in the face of the ACA's accomplishments.

    There's no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Rich||

    "We never claimed it was a *perfect* law!"

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Yeah, but what part of the 49% have unfavorable views because they think ACA went too far and what part have unfavorable views because they think it didn't go far enough?

  • Horatio||

    Isn't the opinion of 51% of Congress plus 1 president the only thing that matters, though?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Former NASA engineer creates 'world's largest' working Nerf gun

    Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who spent seven years on the Curiosity Rover project, posted a video to YouTube showing his much larger recreation of a classic Nerf pistol that shoots oversize darts distances of more than 130 yards.

    Rober's gun, which is powered by a 3000 psi paintball tank, shoots darts made from pool noodles and toilet plungers.
  • DOOMco||

    Rad.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Fourth Amendment ruling will 'corrode' civil liberties

    The case involved a Utah man who contested his arrest for a stop by police that was ruled unlawful. The high court ruled that evidence found on the man, Edward Strieff, could be used as evidence, even if the search of his person violated the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
    "It is no secret that people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny," she wrote. "For generations, black and brown parents have given their children 'the talk' -- instructing them never to run down the street; always keep your hands where they can be seen; do not even think of talking back to a stranger -- all out of fear of how an officer with a gun will react to them.

    "By legitimizing the conduct that produces this double consciousness, this case tells everyone, white and black, guilty and innocent, that an officer can verify your legal status at any time," she added. "It says that your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights. It implies that you are not a citizen of a democracy but the subject of a carceral state, just waiting to be cataloged."
  • Hamster of Doom||

    Chciago Teachers Union is taking action against a teacher who crossed picket lines in order to coach his students' chess team.

    FTA:

    While not commenting on internal processes, CTU said in a statement: "Mr. Ocol has been informed of his member privileges and is talking to us through media, which is unfortunate. All members are well aware of what happens to strike breakers and are informed by their own peers of the process for both suspension and reinstatement. CTU is a democratically led member-organization."


    It's not coercion, it's democracy!

  • ||

    a democratically led member-organization

    Like The Village People?

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    "Mr. Socrates has been informed of his citizen privileges and is talking to us through media, which is unfortunate. All citizens are well aware of what happens to blasphemers and are informed by their own peers of the process for punitive hemlock suicide. Athens is a democratically led city-state."

  • Horatio||

    You know what's happens to those who disagree, we made sure our goons pounded it into you.

  • GILMORE™||

    "Had to promise 'not to laugh'"

  • GILMORE™||

    MOVE OVER AMERICAN IDOL

    "Refugees Got Talent"

  • Jerry on the rocks||

    No wonder they hate us for our decadence.

  • Raven Nation||

    They also have an Olympics team:

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/35710578

  • AlmightyJB||

    College Republicans at UC-Irvine suspended for an entire year over being College Republicans at UC-Irvine.

  • Drake||

    Pretty much the story. You said things we don't agree with so get out.

  • Pat (PM)||

    You should try breathing underwater with lead weights tied to your ankles.

  • bacon-magic||

    Are you a Hihn puppet?

  • Red Rocks Okey-Dokein||

    Can't be. Not nearly enough bolded responses, whining about bullies, or (walking away laughing).

  • Pat (PM)||

    You and Hihn should start a support group for cyber-bullied mentally defectives.

    Also this

  • bacon-magic||

    Jinx! I see some similarities between this tard and the other tard. Do you think he likes cake?

  • bacon-magic||

    *giggles

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Sheet cake.

  • bacon-magic||

    You come on to this site solely to troll dajjal/fucktard/whateveraccountcurrentlyloggedin. Then proceed to bitch about bullies. Go fuck your self.

  • bacon-magic||

    I see you are already taking my last sentence to heart. Bless you, may you always have your parents/taxpayers/friends around to mooch off of.

  • Horatio||

    We, kemosabe?

  • Tundra||

    AoS has a post up about Brexit. I didn't read it, because they led with this.

    Apologies to Crusty.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Damn

  • bacon-magic||

    Would
    Wood
    Woody would wood wooooooooood
    Hugh Grant is a dumb fuck.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Activist judge, or retard?

    He and the lawyers for the other defendants said that the plaintiffs had not met the burden of showing their clients had been negligent and that as a result the case should not be allowed to proceed. They said the question of whether civilians should be allowed to buy and own assault weapons ought to be decided by lawmakers, not the courts.

    Judge Barbara N. Bellis of Superior Court asked the lawyers to clarify their argument, wondering why the same rules applied to cigarette manufacturers should not apply to gun makers.

    "Cigarettes are legal, but society has changed regarding how safe they may or may not be," Judge Bellis said. "Why does that same concept not apply to AR-15?"

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me this judge is actively participating in the claimants' legal argument. Isn't the judge there to apply the applicable law, as written?

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Did the gun jam?

  • This Machine||

    RRRRRETARD.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Question is does she really want to be called an idiot by SCOTUS.

  • GILMORE™||

  • AlmightyJB||

    Is that the guy who designs Hillarys frocks? Or are they smocks?

  • GILMORE™||

    he was highlighted and quoted in the above NYT story. He's the brother of a victim at Newtown. Being related to a victim, he is himself a member of a Victim Class, which gives him moral authority and means their opinion, no matter how ignorant or naive, is to be considered seriously

  • Whahappan?||

    And he didn't recuse himself? Of course he didn't.

  • Catatafish & Woodchips||

    She can ask all the questions (loaded or not) as she wants. The simple answer is "well, your honor, laws were passed to treat cigarettes differently. In this case, a federal law was passed to preempt these types of lawsuits. So, unless you've had a stroke since law school and have forgotten all the precedent regarding both the Commerce Clause and federal preemption, I am forced to believe that you are either 1) predisposed to a particular outcome in this case, or 2) are dumber than a bag of hammers."

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Activist judge, or retard?

    He and the lawyers for the other defendants said that the plaintiffs had not met the burden of showing their clients had been negligent and that as a result the case should not be allowed to proceed. They said the question of whether civilians should be allowed to buy and own assault weapons ought to be decided by lawmakers, not the courts.

    Judge Barbara N. Bellis of Superior Court asked the lawyers to clarify their argument, wondering why the same rules applied to cigarette manufacturers should not apply to gun makers.

    "Cigarettes are legal, but society has changed regarding how safe they may or may not be," Judge Bellis said. "Why does that same concept not apply to AR-15?"

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me this judge is actively participating in the claimants' legal argument. Isn't the judge there to apply the applicable law, as written?

  • AlmightyJB||

    Stupid bitch.

  • GILMORE™||

    EPIC TROLLING

    2008 = Hillary on Obama Being a Muslim = Who knows?

    2016 = Trump on Hillary's religion = Do we really know anything at all?

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    Same link

  • GILMORE™||

    I'm too depressed now to find the first one. oh, no wait, here it is.

  • Rich||

    Hillary's religion

    Nice band name.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump.

    I'm surprised it took the unhinged retards this long. I would have expected it months ago.

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    He had been "planning it for a year", but only learned to shoot a gun the day before. Whoops.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    And apparently his entire plan was:

    1) Steal gun from cop
    2) ???
    3) Shoot Trump.

  • GILMORE™||

    millenial hubris = "if yokels can do this, i can become an expert in a day. my parents always told me i was a quick learner"

  • ||

    +1 True Car now you can be an expert in less than a minute*

    *like Matt Yglesias

  • ||

    But Matt doesn't have a minute to spare.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    Maybe he truly thought it was that easy to get a gun in America, spent the entire year trying to get a gun through existing regulations, realized this was taking too long, and gave up to try to steal a gun from a cop??

  • Playa Manhattan.||

    He should have researched how the holster works. It's like a chinese finger trap; you have to pull it out the right way.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Also, just like Winston's mom.

  • bacon-magic||

    Burnnnnnnnn.

  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar||

    Damn! So quick.........

  • Sir Digby Chicken Caesar||

    this may be giving the guy too much credit, but I would offer up that he figured there would be no way to get a gun into the rally, but, "Hey, the cops already did it for me!".

    Then, because he's so awesome and certainly rational, he figured he could simply take a cops gun away and Bob's your uncle.

    He probably should have spent at least as much time learning about retention holsters as he did learning to shoot.

  • This Machine||

    Well, there's still a few months 'til the election if one of these abject losers wants to try and make Trump the next Pim Fortuyn.

  • Raven Nation||

    Can you imagine the chaos if Trump gets shot and Hillary gets indicted?

  • Horatio||

    Hmm. If he chooses a good veep is he as good as dead?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    As long as we are stuck at "Taxation is theft!" there is no hope for us.

    Crazy talk that money belongs to the government, already. It says so in the Social Contract.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Nearly a month after their initial event with Milo, entitled "Social Justice is Cancer," the College Republicans were asked to attend a debriefing with the Director of Student Life & Leadership, Darlene Esparza, and Associate Dean of Students, Sherwynn Umali, to discuss the planning process of the event. During the meeting, College Republican President Ariana Rowlands raised the possibility of Milo's return to campus.

    Just four hours after the meeting, a UCI administrator sent the group an email to inform them they had suspended the club for an entire year.

    How the hell is this not a blatant violation of the 1st amendment? Rhetorical question, I know the answer: because FYTW.

  • DJF||

    Because they were already on double secret probation?

  • Catatafish & Woodchips||

    Look what the retard reaction is to the effects of overpriced labor and technological innovation.

    I keep SFing the link (Yahoo News):

    MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Europe's growing army of robot workers could be classed as "electronic persons" and their owners liable to paying social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the realities of a new industrial revolution.

    Robots are being deployed in ever-greater numbers in factories and also taking on tasks such as personal care or surgery, raising fears over unemployment, wealth inequality and alienation.

    Their growing intelligence, pervasiveness and autonomy requires rethinking everything from taxation to legal liability, a draft European Parliament motion, dated May 31, suggests.

  • GILMORE™||

    Europe's growing army of robot workers could be classed as "electronic persons" and their owners liable to paying social security for them

    It seems like the naked arm-twisting gets more and more brazen.

    And when you say, "you're just strangling economic growth", people will STILL go

    "ha ha ha Of course not! I read Thomas Friedman and i once read a summary of that guy Piketty in the New Yorker, therefore I am an economic mastermind and clearly this is just a common sense proposal to ensure the solvency of our entitlement regime!"

  • Catatafish & Woodchips||

    I would love it if the companies said, "sure, we'll hold this money in trust for the maintenance of these electronic persons. We plan on making sure they live AN INCREDIBLY LONG AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE"

  • XM||

    "Gary Johnson gets the Salon treatment"

    We were all hoping he would get a new hair cut and possibly something for his teeth and nail.

  • bacon-magic||

    "Gary's Johnson get the Salon treatment" /Gary did have a special glow about him today - coworker

  • Crusty Juggler||

    I've been poking around Infowars, and I have a question for you guys: what are the chances 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by Mossad at the behest of Halliburton in order to start an everlasting war?

    Scale of 1-10?

  • Catatafish & Woodchips||

    Is !!!ZOMG-ELEVENTY!!! an acceptable answer?

    Sorry, just reading the word "Infowars" does things to my brain.

  • GILMORE™||

    JUST THINK ABOUT IT

  • GILMORE™||

    From recent engagements with conspiratorial retards, it seems half their game is to get you to go, "SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU RETARD" so they can go,

    "Aha! see you're just *rejecting this* because you're too scared to consider their might be something wrong with your precious Simple Worldview!!"

    its not about 'facts' - its like some shtick that "Yokel Intellectuals" pull to make themselves feel smart around their tractor-pull buddies.

  • Pat (PM)||

    I'd say the chances are about 9 in 11.

  • Juice||

    How could it be an inside job if it was perpetrated by Mossad?

  • AlmightyJB||

    who do you think Boosh and Cheney worked for?

  • Juvenile Bluster||

    9.11%

    (actually, can you have percentages less than zero? cuz that's what it is)

  • OldMexican Trained Philosopher||

    Gary Johnson gets the Salon treatment.


    It's mostly a "They Want To Take Our Beloved Goodies Away!" screed. Don't bother with it.

  • Catatafish & Woodchips||

    And the tired smears of Hayek and LvM.

  • You Sound Like a Prog (MJG)||

    How many paragraphs on Pinochet?

  • Ken Shultz||

    I'd be worried if they'd ignored him.

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

    In Salon world, this is them fighting Johnson.

    Stage 3!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Did the gun jam?

    Exactly.

    "The gun jammed, and as a direct result of the failure of the weapon to function properly, I was gored by the Cape Buffalo. I'll most likely be in this wheelchair for the rest of my life."

    *raises shirt, shows horrific scar on abdomen to appalled jurors*

    That's how product liability works.

  • Peachy rex||

    "That's why you hunt Cape Buffalo with a double-barrelled express, dickhead. Case dismissed."

  • The Late P Brooks||

    what are the chances 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by Mossad at the behest of Halliburton in order to start an everlasting war?

    You can't leave the Pope out of it. I need something believable.

  • bacon-magic||

    Illuminati. *continues droning chant while wrapping tinfoil into a neat tri-corner hat.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Assassination attempt made against Donald Trump?

    The important question is whether Michael Steven Sandford ever went to an ISIS website.

    Because if he did, then we need to toss out the First Amendment and invade Syria immediately.

  • Butts Wagner||

    He did go to BattleBots. We need to cut down on violent language.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "What caused Corey Lewandowski's fall.

    This may be the last Lewndowski story ever, so we really should reflect on all the mistakes that were made.

    For instance, if Breitbart had known that their readership would dry up overnight, and that what's her name would become a big star because Lewndowski viciously . . . um . . . bumped into her arm, I bet they would have done things differently. All those staff resignations at Breitbart, too, you know, the people that resigned in sympathy with that fresh news star, what's her name? Yeah, well those resignations are obviously having a disastrous impact on Breitbart, too.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/breitbart.com

    If only management at Breitbart had realized that by not falling over backwards to stand by that new big star that got her arm bumped . . . what's her name, that they were committing professional suicide? I'm sure they would have done things differently. Lesson learned!

    It's just great to see a news organization pay the price in the market for not standing on principle. And the principle Breitbart didn't stand on is obvious. By not standing up for what's her name, they failed to . . . well it's a very important principle. I forget what it was at the moment, but it had something to do with misogyny and Trump staff acting like Nazis or something. I know because Salon told me.

  • Guestus III||

    Posted for comparison:

  • Guestus III||

    Damnit!

  • Lorenzo Zoil||

    Oh noes, not the "Salon" treatment.

  • Voxpo||

    Conor Lynch knows the "libertarian movement" is fringe because, you know, that's his beat. Why, here are the subjects of his last 20 Salon articles, in reverse chronological order:

    Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump
    ** Gary Johnson **
    Donald Trump
    Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump
    Bernie Sanders
    Hillary Clinton
    Bernie Sanders
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump/Bernie Sanders
    Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump
    Bill and Hillary Clinton
    Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump/Paul Ryan
    Trump/Clinton/Obama
    Bernie Sanders/Hillary Clinton
    Donald Trump/GOP
    Donald Trump/Bernie Sanders

    Libertarians are fringe players and therefore inconsequential. Conor Lynch doesn't write about anything else.

  • Glide||

    I'm proud of Salon for making it all the way to paragraph five about libertarianism before hysterically screaming "KOOOOOOOCH"!

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