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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So very many links!

  • ||

    Hello.

  • timbo||

    If there was any doubt left about the agenda of American media, there's this:

    I went to the websites of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and NBC news yesterday. Only ABC news fleetingly mentioned that Venezuela's gov't is a socialists gov't. CBS and MSNBC did not even have a story about an American company's assets being seized by a foreign government. Mind you that every single American with an IRA or 401K with mutual funds in it owns GM stock.

    NBC and CNN did not mention the word socialism and basically ascribed the troubles in Venez due to the collapse in the oil price. Forget the angle about failed central government planning and corruption.

    Not surprised but at the same time, in my mind, that puts to bed any doubt that the vast majority of American media either does not know what socialism is or more likely believe in marxism over other forms. After all, all journalism majors have to complete at a university where we know all universities are the hait-ashbury jam session of Marxist intellectualism.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    where we know all universities are the hait-ashbury jam session of Marxist intellectualism.

    "We" do?

  • Zeb||

    It is known.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I'm just confused - i've been advocating radical individualism for years, but timbo says my university degree means i'm actually a socialist? WHAT ELSE DON'T I KNOW ABOUT MYSELF

  • timbo||

    Don't get mad. I tend to generalize about the numbers of marxists in our midst.

    I went to college too. And I remember all to well a few history professors who were died in the wool leftists along with my economics professor who basically only taught about Keynesianism like it was the bible. Like there was absolutely no other economic persuasion.

  • Zeb||

    I tend to generalize about the numbers of marxists in our midst.

    I'm sure we all do at times.

    I must have picked good courses and professors in college. I went to a school that is definitely full of Marxists and such, but I don't recall any professor pushing or really even mentioning any political ideology in class. Probably helps that I majored in math and philosophy and stuck to the kinds of philosophy that stay well away from "Marxist analysis of blah blah" BS.

  • timbo||

    They should only really teach math, science, and engineering and medial, law. Specialized fields. All other majors are really a waste of time. I got a degree in history to say I got one.

    Although Science is clearly politicized on every level.
    Christ, somehow every single thing that happens on a daily basis in this country can be traced backed to climate change and evil corporations.

  • Zeb||

    I took a lot of astronomy courses. Astronomy is pretty hard to politicize (well, outside of funding issues).

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    were died in the wool leftists

    if only.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Trump administration will seek charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...

    Charges of being a loser who wouldn't release all of Hillary's emails!

  • timbo||

    This guy is a dead man. I cannot believe he has made it this long.

    Poor bastard is the greatest whistle blower of all time and should be protected or at least given a fairly lenient sentence perhaps only for theft. Even though he did not really steal anything.

    Only is banana republics can people expose politicians for breaking the law and then be labeled criminals for doing so.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Google will add an ad blocker to its Chrome browser, allowing "one of the biggest advertising-funded companies would get to decide through one of its own products which ads can be viewed."

    As long as they don't package an Explorer type thing, all's good.

  • Drave Robber||

    There is already a fork of Chromium with a prepackaged adblocker, called Slimjet.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Apparently, Trump and his DOJ have no such qualms...

    Obama to Assange: "Miss me yet?"

  • Bee Tagger||

    They will still be charged with malicious burning, trespassing, and malicious destruction of property.

    Watch these two John Oliver fans MALICIOUSLY BURN this Trump sign.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Meanwhile, General Motors officially shut down its Venezuela plant after officials seized it on Wednesday.

    To really punish them they should have moved the Aztec there.

  • timbo||

    Would be cool if the Aztec became the failed car of socialism like that Russian POS after the fall of the wall.

    Would be fitting too since GM is getting what they deserve to a degree.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Police in Princess Anne, Maryland, have dismissed hate-crime and arson charges against two women accused of setting fire to a pro-Trump sign. They will still be charged with malicious burning, trespassing, and malicious destruction of property.

    "Malicious Burning" was my nickname in college.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "Obama may have gone after a bunch of whistleblowers, but he was unwilling to cross the First Amendment line by punishing those who published leaked documents.

    lol

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Hey, neither James Rosen nor James Risen leaked documents, bucko.

  • ||

    Jesus these people are beyond the pale when it comes to defending Potsie's actions.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Meet the Sisters of the Valley, California's "weed nuns."

    Would have been a good story for yesterday.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The sex-for-'free'-rent controversy clamors moronically on.

    They called that marriage throughout history up until the 60's.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Take my wife... please!

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    "I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport."

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    My father's favorite commercial was that one where the old dude bought his wife a world cruise. The next scene is him standing on the docks in shorts and black socks yelling "Bon Voyage!" as the ship pulls away.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "Assange isn't a US citizen, so he's not automatically guaranteed First Amendment protections, even if the distribution of leaked documents is very much a journalistic enterprise,"

    To live one day as a journalist saying #important things. Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Man ticketed for warming up car loses case

    But Judge Marco Santia says the law is in the public interest.

    We're all in this together.

  • Zeb||

    And if it wasn't running, an arsonist could have set the car on fire. Or a reckless driver could have crashed into it. So what?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Jesus. Let's not start this argument again.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    REAL MEN DON'T WARM THEIR CARS

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    IT DOES MORE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE THAN JUST IMMEDIATELY SPEEDING OFF. Believing otherwise has been banned.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You wanna know what is in the public's interest? Warming up cars! My newer car runs rougher if I just drive away after a cold start. So to save money on costly engine repairs, I will continue to warm up my car. Since my car is on my driveway I say fuck da police and I would run that ticket all the way through the appellate courts.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "this unofficial announcement by the DOJ is an implicit threat to journalists everywhere."

    The rest of us can't be threatened to have something removed that doesn't exist, I suppose.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...allowing "one of the biggest advertising-funded companies would get to decide through one of its own products which ads can be viewed."

    All ad-blockers are going the way of allowing paying companies through their product.

  • Juice||

    Noscript it is, then

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    'She's the devil, and she will turn on you': Steve Bannon reveals that he warned Roger Ailes about Megyn Kelly and told the former Fox News CEO that his network star would betray him

    'The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop,' explains Bannon.

    Me-ow.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Police in Princess Anne, Maryland, have dismissed hate-crime and arson charges against two women accused of setting fire to a pro-Trump sign.

    More pro-Hillary leftist police departments soft on crime.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The sex-for-'free'-rent controversy clamors moronically on.

    Do you think there are more memes or outrage controversies at any given moment in time?

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Yes.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Yes.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Chemist's Misconduct Is Likely to Void 20,000 Massachusetts Drug Cases

    More than 20,000 drug cases tied to a disgraced former state chemist appear headed for dismissal, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and public defenders said Tuesday as they combed through legal filings from local prosecutors in Massachusetts.

    "We're all overjoyed today at having what is, we think, the largest dismissal of criminal cases as a result of one case in the history of the United States of America," said Carl Williams, a lawyer with the A.C.L.U. of Massachusetts, which has pressed for the dismissal of tainted cases.

    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Quick, someone hook up a dynamo to Eric Blair's grave, because he is surely spinning fast enough to solve all the world's energy problems.

  • Griffin3||

    "empowering a culture of controversy prevention."


    Thanks, WaPo, for giving me yet another excellent example of NewSpeak. My 13yo son is reading 1984, and he still thinks it's science fiction.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Police in Princess Anne, Maryland, have dismissed hate-crime and arson charges against two women accused of setting fire to a pro-Trump sign.

    "I... don't think that's a hate crime."

    "Well, I hated it!"

  • Lord_at_War||

    So, if you burn my sign on my property, it's not a "hate crime", but if I burn my cross on your property, it is?

    Interesting...

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    We should all face restrictions on what we can do with our own bodies, just as we should all have duties of care towards the bodies of others. The problem with patriarchy is not that it prevents women from having the same physical freedoms as men due to some inexplicable, knee-jerk "woman-phobia" –it's that it shifts most of the necessary physical restrictions and duties attached to reproduction and care onto women, leaving men with the belief that liberation means no one ever saying "no" to you.


    If anything is for sale – any body part, any experience, any relationship – then the poorest will be stripped bare. If you accept the principle that there is nothing wrong with buying sex – or ova or breastmilk or babies – how do you ensure supply can meet demand?

    I didn't understand half of it.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Boundless ignorance and overt tyranny sure do make ugly babies together.

  • Zeb||

    Poor people are all whores. I think that's what it says.

    Still not sure what the hell this is supposed to mean though:

    leaving men with the belief that liberation means no one ever saying "no" to you.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Bitch better be takin' her pussy pills! I ain't wearin' no gunny sack!"

  • MarkLastname||

    It's funny. No one is preventing women from saying no to men. It's feminists rather who want to prevent them from being able to say yes.

  • Meh.||

    So we should all do our part as decent human beings and ensure that supply meets demand by having sex with every poor person right now!! Right? Or does this logic only apply to welfare, healthcare, etc.?

  • Chip Your Pets||

    If men can get sex from poor hot women for a small lump sum, there's no reason for anybody to bang an ugly fat feminist.

  • Zeb||

    Assange isn't a US citizen, so he's not automatically guaranteed First Amendment protections

    I'm not seeing the part where the first amendment mentions citizenship. Why is it so hard for people to get that it prohibits government from doing certain things and that's it?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Government is a name we give to the things we choose to do together! Why do you want to restrict Us?!?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The US government can spy on non-Americans outside the USA without a warrant. The US govt cannot legally spy on anyone inside US territory unless they have a warrant.

  • Zeb||

    The fourth amendment refers to "the right of the people", which could reasonably be interpreted to refer to American citizens, or more generally people within the US. The free speech/press part of the first has nothing that could be interpreted as limiting the scope of its applicability. Congress can't do those things, period. The free speech protections are universal.

  • Juice||

    The US govt cannot legally spy on anyone inside US territory unless they have a warrant.

    Yes, they can. The 4th amendment doesn't say what you think it does. Searches do not require a warrant. They are only required to not be unreasonable. And the government has decided that spying on virtually everyone at all times is reasonable.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    The Titles of Classic Love and Heartbreak Songs Illustrated as Stephen King Horror Novel Covers

    he takes the titles of classic love and heartbreak songs and illustrates them in the iconic style of Stephen King horror novel covers.
  • Agile Cyborg||

    Phallus-balking contempo-puritan rage over fucking adult sexual optimality reveals explosive amounts of cognitive deterioration.

    The fucking deliquesce morality of prenatal-grade intellects scribble their goddamn visceral pus onto altars of paper and screen richly fake with group-designed superiority utterly disregarding the logical adaptations of humanity that harm FUCKING NOT AN IOTA of human flesh!

    Clotting of the intelligentsia- the thrombus of perpetual societal retrograde.

  • Chip Your Pets||

    The sex-for-'free'-rent controversy clamors moronically on.

    The feminists don't give a shit about whether women who sell themselves are victimized or not, they just don't like it when men have a sexual outlet they don't control. Same thing with porn.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    What did the feminist do to you?

  • MarkLastname||

    They shut down backpage's adult section, that's what they did to me :( :( :( :(

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Obama may have gone after a bunch of whistleblowers, but he was unwilling to cross the First Amendment line by punishing those who published leaked documents. Apparently, Trump and his DOJ have no such qualms," writes Techdirt's Tim Cushing."

    Oh, for goodness' sake, the Trump administration is merely making explicit what what the Obama administration was reluctant to say out loud.

    Assange offered to agree to the Obama administration extraditing him to the United States for prosecution if and when Obama gave granted clemency to Chelsea Manning.

    https://tinyurl.com/jlpl5jp

    The whole reason Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy for all this time is because if he's extradited to Sweden, he will presumably be extradited to the United States. At one point, Assange said he would go to Sweden and face charges if Sweden would guarantee not to extradite him to the U.S. Sweden refused to make any such guarantee.

  • Free Society||

    Are you saying that basic historical facts escaped ENB's notice?

  • Free Society||

    She posted it with no qualifiers and with no editorial. She presented it at face value, which might lead one to surmise that she took the story at face value. Now go stalk someone else Leftist Poser.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    She also didn't qualify her mention that Venezuela nationalized a GM plant, which might lead one to surmise that she's down with socialism. Why does Reason persist in running articles by these cuckaschmuck PFLs?

  • Free Society||

    That Venezuela seized the GM plant is statement of fact. That she presented the Assange post in the same exact manner implies that she read the hyperbolic journo's opinion as a statement of fact. Good job proving my point.

  • Zeb||

    So, is she also endorsing the view from the same quote that the first amendment doesn't apply to non-citizens?

    Did Obama punish anyone for publishing leaked documents? He didn't punish Assange (at least not directly). Whatever his ultimate intentions were, it is a true fact that he was unwilling to do so for some reason. The reason probably had nothing to do with any principle of free press, but it's still an actual fact.

  • Free Society||

    Nothing says "unwilling to do so for some reason" like having your DoJ demand his extradition to face charges in the US, or putting pressure on Ecuador to cut off his access to the outside world.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, OK, they are full of shit then.

    Still, I think you might be reading a bit too much intention into a links post.

  • Free Society||

    Benefit of the doubt is something to be earned but also easily lost. This is the same woman who bragged about calling security guards fascists and Nazis because they wouldn't let her waltz into a secure area, to name but one instance of ENB quacking like a leftoid of some variety.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Incidentally, whether Assange should be prosecuted for breaking U.S. law and whether he should be convicted--regardless of what the law says--are two different questions. If the law punishes people for telling the American people the truth, then 1) it probably violates the First Amendment and 2) the law probably needs to be changed.

    But the issue isn't whether the Obama administration or the Trump administration was planning to prosecute Assange. Everyone involved, all parties, Assange, Obama, Sweden, the U.S. Department of Justice, et. al. have been acting as if bringing charges against Assange were a foregone conclusion since day one. This "news" doesn't even amount to a change in posture.

  • Chip Your Pets||

    As Michelle Obama famously said, "When they go low, we go high." So, as much as I'd like to compare Palin's résumé to Clinton's, I'll quit while I'm ahead.

    I don't think that comparison would go well for Clinton. Palin actually accomplished things, and did so on her own rather than being dependent on her husband for her position.

  • timbo||

    I love that quote form Obama.

    They really did the exact opposite of everything they said for 8 years.

    I cannot think of one thing that they preached that they were not completely practicing the opposite of in front of their throngs of zombie worshippers.

    Chief among their frauds was playing the class warfare game while Brak O was being told what to do daily by the FED and Wall Street. Hilarious that Brak O was really just a slave puppet.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Why you gotta diss on Brak like that?

  • timbo||

    I find him to be a colossal imbecile.

    Do you think the order goes like this as far as biggest communist presidents?
    FDR
    Brak O
    LBJ
    Carter

    Although Carter was actually a practicing communist. He was an actual practitioner of the theory. The other guys knew how to sell it but knew that being a typical corrupt commy is the best way to get rich and play the game.

  • Lord_at_War||

    You forgot Wilson... he probably sits 2 or 3 on that list.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Palin actually got elected and served at the chief executive of a government a couple of times.

    Hillary failed in her bid every time she tried.

  • ||

    Palin didn't manage to get the democrat House unelected in 94. It takes a Hildog to do that.

  • Free Society||

    Yet another Muslim attacks someone to further their conquest of Western Europe

    An apparent terror attack at one of Paris' most storied landmarks has forced an early end to campaigning in Sunday's presidential election, but the murder of a cop on the Champs-Elysees could have a huge effect on the race even as candidates are silenced.

    The police officer was shot in the head Thursday by a reported Islamic radical known to authorities in what appears to be the latest terror attack in the City of Lights. With Sunday's first-round voting pitting hard-liner Marine Le Pen against a crowded field of 11 that includes a Republican, a centrist and a socialist, the event is likely to bolster National Front nominee Le Pen, analysts have said.
  • timbo||

    It certainly would be described as a crusade if the same stuff happened 500 years ago.

  • Zeb||

    And if they were Christian.

    What do you call it for Muslims? Crescentade?

  • Free Society||

    I think 'jihad' is the proper term. That's certainly how Muslims tend to describe it, whether they agree with said jihad or not, there is widespread acknowledgement of it as such.

  • timbo||

    Maybe they call it that thing when they wiggle their tongue a lot and a yell.

  • Zeb||

    There is a word for that. It's called "ululation".

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Stupid capitalism: Tuthilltown Spirits, New York's craft distilling pioneer, sold to Scotch whisky company

    It marks the first time a modern craft distiller in New York has been taken over by a large national or global drinks company, a practice that has become increasing common for craft brewers in New York and elsewhere.
  • Stormy Dragon||

    Partisans from both parties unsure which side they're supposed to be on:

    Coal company plans huge solar farm on strip mine

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Venezuelans have been out in mass all week to protest the country's corrupt and increasingly authoritarian government. Meanwhile, General Motors officially shut down its Venezuela plant after officials seized it on Wednesday.

    Some light math showed it would cost $117,000,000 Bolivars to purchase a GM vehicle. I think VZ did GM a favor here.

  • Drave Robber||

    And none of those bolivars can carry double.

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