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ICE Arrests Twice as Many Citizens as Illegal Immigrants, Trump to Launch Voter Fraud Commission, New Hampshire Gets Second Libertarian Party Rep: P.M. Links

  • Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA/NewscomAlex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA/NewscomRumor has it that President Trump is considering former Republican Congressman and FBI agent Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for James Comey's replacement at the FBI.
  • The latest round of federal immigrant raids yielded more than twice as many American-citizen arrests as arrests of undocumented immigrants
  • Trump announced Thursday the launch of a commission to investigate voter fraud as well as an examination of federal cybersecurity practices.
  • Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (D-Florida) has been found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.
  • New Hampshire state Rep. Joseph Stallcop announced today that he's switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Libertarian, making him the second Libertarian Party representative in the state legislature.
  • The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Columbus' Whetstone High School did not violate a student's rights when they searched his bookbag on school property.
  • Massachusetts may get more aggressive about civil asset forfeiture in order to shore up a sex-trafficking victims' fund.
  • Former members of a feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington have filed a federal lawsuit against the university over anonymous harassment they received on the (totally unaffiliated with the school) social media app Yik Yak.
  • Trump finds common ground with actress Rosie O'Donnell.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Trump finds common ground with actress Rosie O'Donnell.

    Let the healing begin?

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    ;p

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Whoa.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    Horsey.

  • Conchfritters||

    Holy shit - I took a look at Rosie's twitter. Spontaneuos human combustion is real, and it usually starts like this. I would move as far away from her house as possible, and might as well call the fire department too - it might not be too late.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Trump announced Thursday the launch of a commission to investigate voter fraud as well as an examination of federal cybersecurity practices.

    Finally closing the popular vote gap from the '16 election.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Thousands of Sims Players Want Their Characters To Have A Skin Condition

    People who have vitiligo lose the melanin in their skin—Michael Jackson famously had the condition. The vibrant and very active Sims community on Tumblr is hard to navigate if you're not embedded in it, but as you scroll through pictures of fans showing off their sims, you start to notice trends. Full Kylie Jenner lips, tattoos, and sometimes, and now sims with the skin condition vitiligo. Giving your sims vitiligo is not an option in the base game, and these fan sims are using custom content. What's interesting is that one of the most popular vitiligo mods bears a striking resemblance to model Winnie Harlow. If you search "sims 4 vitiligo" on YouTube, you'll get over 3,000 videos named some variation on "Vitiligo Beauty," many of them using the same skin.
  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Also known as the Reverse Home Simpson.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Vitiligo is interesting. It's not a particularly common disorder, but certainly shows up a lot in certain groups of fans. A lot of SJW leaning art seems to feature it. Is it because the mixed skin color implies something about their opinions on racial issues?

    I certainly see it way more in fiction than I see it in real life these days.

  • Bubba Jones||

    I think because it is more obvious in black people. Also dermatology tends to be expensive.

  • XenoZooValentine||

    I vaguely remember being at a restaurant as a kid and seeing a girl at the next table with it, and not thinking much of it at the time, other than thinking she was cute.

    I'm not surprised people are modding this, since a lot of game mods are devoted to character customization.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The latest round of federal immigrant raids yielded more than twice as many American-citizen arrests as arrests of undocumented immigrants

    The quota wasn't that specific.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Reason complains that too few illegal aliens were caught by ICE.

  • TW||

    The raids weren't "immigrant raids" they were raids against gang members and their associates who are usually American citizens when the arrests are made in the United States. Because the gangs that they were targeted were transnational (e.g. MS-13), Homeland Security Investigations (which is part of ICE but generally focuses on criminal matters) was the federal agency that coordinated the operation.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    The PM links are not for bumming people out. That's just a sad story.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Fine, I will go back to all Lena, all the time.

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Ok.

  • Not a True MJG||

    Not nice!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I feel bad for the cops. They must feel so irritated that they didn't get to kill her first.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Massachusetts may get more aggressive about civil asset forfeiture in order to shore up a sex-trafficking victims' fund.

    So sex trafficking is the new scare? Can we end the drug war and replace with the sex trafficking war? We can't fight war on two fronts, people. There are only so many constitutional protections left to use as cannon fodder.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Parents and teenage daughter are arrested after 'throwing a booze-filled party for high schoolers' where the dad, 39, committed sex act with a 16-year-old girl

    There's a difference between something that's morally or ethically wrong and something that violates the criminal law,' Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney told the Record-Eagle.

    'Given the age difference between the two and the circumstances of this case, I certainly can't condone what happened but at the same time, it did not violate criminal law,' he added.

    Bald guys always have it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    How very European.

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Oh, was he bald all over?

  • Liberty, Truth and Honor||

    How very Jean-Luc Picard.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Everything You Need to Stop Biting Your Nails, According to a Recovered Nail-Biter

    Determined to finally kick this disgusting and painful habit, without the expensive therapy to figure out why I was doing it in the first place, I embarked on an Amazon mission to find the best-reviewed nail-care products. I can now report being (mostly) nibble-free, thanks to the following regimen.
  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Also published as "How I Finally Kept Toenail Bitings Out Of Outmeal," by Chelsea Clinton

  • The Last American Hero||

    It wasn't easy, but she persisted.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Remove all toilet paper from the house

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    New Hampshire state Rep. Joseph Stallcop announced today that he's switching his political affiliation from Democrat to Libertarian, making him the second Libertarian Party representative in the state legislature.

    ALSO KNOWN AS A COSMO.

  • WakaWaka||

    The libertarian candidate in New Hampshire ran on 'single payer healthcare'. Libertarian moment?

  • WakaWaka||

    *libertarian senate candidate*, I should specify

  • ||

    OMG, the last thing we want is progressives thinking that libertarianism is respectable enough to switch parties.

    I prefer kissing up to below-average IQ racist white people. It's worked for libertarianism in the past.

  • Meh.||

    Hazel, it was a joke :) I think we would all rather have one more libertarian rep. as opposed to one more in any other party, and this might earn some credibility with the progressives. As for your second statement, I guess it depends on whether you view people as dynamic characters or static ones.

  • Death to Comments||

    HazelMeade: She may be tiresome and shrill, but DAMN she woke.

  • Meh.||

    Was that necessary? Besides, depending on who you ask, Rand Paul is shrill too. It takes all types.

  • Death to Comments||

    It was as necessary as her year-long totally non-racist Crusade against white men.

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Wait, if you criticize racism, you are engaging in a crusade against white men? So you are saying all white men are racist? That's pretty racist, dude. But then again, you are a white man.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Really? You want to start up a conversation about IQ with white nationalists?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Former members of a feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington have filed a federal lawsuit against the university over anonymous harassment they received on the (totally unaffiliated with the school) social media app Yik Yak.

    Sometimes you really have to work at staying relevant.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Police plead with armed man to surrender in 30-hour Trenton standoff

    Tyleeb Reese, 35, has refused to surrender and remains inside a house on the 300 block of Centre Street where gunfire first erupted at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday as U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant related to a Megan's Law offense.

    Three sheriff's officers were wounded and neighborhood resident Robert Powell Jr., 56, was shot and killed, authorities said. A senior law enforcement official says it appears Powell was shot by Reese.
  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Tyleeb?

    Tyleeb?

    What the fuck kind of name is Tyleeb?

    That boy should shoot his parents, not the neighbor.

    He was doomed from Day One.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    AP releases in-depth review of its coverage of Nazi Germany

    "We recognize that AP should have done some things differently during this period, for example protesting when AP photos were exploited by the Nazis for propaganda within Germany and refusing to employ German photographers with active political affiliations and loyalties," the report says.

    "However, suggestions that AP at any point sought to help the Nazis or their heinous cause are simply wrong," it adds.
  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They should have sued when that artist used their Hitler photo for his Hoffnung und Veränderung exhibit.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    You know who else sought to help the Nazis or their heinous cause?

  • SIV||

    Prescott Bush?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (D-Florida) has been found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.

    How unsubtle would someone like her have to be to actually get charged much less convicted?

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    One order of magnitude greater than HRC.

  • Conchfritters||

    Too bad she didn't have a popular family foundation, otherwise it would have been BAU.

  • Unicorn Abattoir||

    No. But she did have a charity that she stole $800K from.

    Guilty on 18 of 22 counts. Or as CNBC will report, "Famed progressive congresswoman acquitted of 4 counts of tax evasion and mail fraud".

  • Conchfritters||

    I should read the links first. Holy shit - one fucking $1,800 scholarship, out of $800,000 raised? This is all just a racist witch hunt? I wonder if they will let her keep that wig when she goes to the hoosegow.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

  • Ecoli||

    That CNBC headline really got me snickering.

    Thanks for putting that in proper perspective!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Columbus' Whetstone High School did not violate a student's rights when they searched his bookbag on school property.

    In other words, he did not possess 4th Amendment rights in the court's eyes.

  • sarcasmic||

    Third party doctrine. When he brought his bag to the school he lost all expectation of privacy. Or something.

  • Jerryskids||

    Balancing test. Balance your desire to not have your rights violated against their desire to violate your rights and you wind up with the result of your rights not being violated when they don't feel like violating them and with your rights violated when they do feel like violating them. See? It's a give a little/ get a little situation.

  • XenoZooValentine||

    I think that's called "heads I win, tails you lose" when anybody else does it.

  • Kivlor||

    I guess my authoritarian side is showing today, because I really don't see anything wrong with the school looking in an unattended backpack on a bus. If I were the guy who found it, I'd probably check the books inside to see if I can find out who it belongs to so I could make sure they get it back. Finding a gun inside would of course result in it being turned in to the authorities.

    Nothing seems unreasonable in this.

  • Kivlor||

    I certainly don't like the state's argument that no warrants are required to search kids at schools, which is what it appears they decided. That's pretty ugly, and quite ridiculous.

  • buybuydandavis||

    in loco parentis

    These are children. The State also has an obligation to keep the children it cages safe.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Rumor has it that President Trump is considering former Republican Congressman and FBI agent Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for James Comey's replacement at the FBI.

    First checking if there are any photos of either of them sitting next to any Russians.

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Where is mah "Libertarian Party Doubles Member Numbers In New Hampshire Legislature" headline, Reason?

  • Elizabeth Nolan Brown||

    ha. I'm going to steal that on Twitter

  • buybuydandavis||

    Kek is pleased

  • ||

    The latest round of federal immigrant raids yielded more than twice as many American-citizen arrests as arrests of undocumented immigrants

    A reminder to anti-immigration libertarians that any kind of police enforcement of any law inevitably impacts the innocent as well as the guilty. The more laws you have, the more cops you have, the more cops you have arresting people for stupid reasons.

  • Sidd Finch v2.01||

    They weren't innocent you goddamned lunatic.

  • Careless||

    Posting without reading the article is always a good idea.

  • buybuydandavis||

    A reminder to Open Border Uber Alles libertarians that illegal immigration entails a multitude of criminal activities, increasing crime, and increasing enforcement actions by the police.

    The more illegals you have, the more crime you have, the more cops you have, the more cops you have arresting people for stupid reasons.

  • XenoZooValentine||

    Unlike the War on Drugs, War on Porn, War on Sex Trafficking, War on Terror, War on Poverty, and every other great War on Everything we ever got swindled into, this will totally only hurt people who deserve it. Cops kicking doors in on rubber-stamped general warrants is exactly what liberty is all about, and anybody who has reservations about this is just a fake-libertarian open borders fanatic. We need to be more like the Venezuela and just believe harder this time.

  • TW||

    If you actually read the article and not just ENB's inaccurate summary of it, the raids were directed against gang members and their associates and the crimes weren't about immigration they were about "drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering." .

  • Hank Phillips||

    After the Transport Sozialist Arbeiterpartei busted that guy with the "District of Columbia" drivers license, I figure it's only a matter of time before Internment and Coerced Emigration begins arresting Puerto Ricans, tatooing our arms and deporting us en masse para La Isla Hermosa.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Amy Schumer's Comedy Deserves Better Than "Snatched"

    One of the cruellest breaks to affect Hollywood's funny women, from the start to the present day, is the dearth of women directors. Great directors do much more than shape individual performances; they help actors to discover and develop their onscreen identities—and, especially in the modern cinema, in which comic actors draw liberally on their own lives, help them to see and to become themselves. Schumer is an experienced star of comedy, but her movie career is just getting started. That's why I hope that she will join forces with some of the women filmmakers who have helped to redefine movie comedy for modern times. I'm thinking, in particular, of Lena Dunham, Miranda July, and—why not?—Elaine May. In developing themes from their own lives, these directors also develop themes of the times; they see themselves and their characters in context and draw out the implications of their stories boldly and unsparingly.
  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    I like Jeselnik's take on Schumer.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    In developing themes from their own lives, these directors also develop themes of the times; they see themselves and their characters in context and draw out the implications of their stories boldly and unsparingly.

    Yeah, if it's one thing the cultural landscape is really missing, its the banal musings of a bunch of neurotic NYC women.

  • Meh.||

    This article reeks of old white guy trying to be woke. Bridesmaids was hilarious with a male director, and Frozen managed to be funny and get the female empowerment message across with a man co-directing it. I think the difference is 100% in the storylines, whether they work on developing an actual story and solid dialogue. I can't say for certain, but the vibe I get is that this movie was built around incorporating Schumer while her popularity is at its peak. The character is the same one she always plays. If they want to make a quality movie, they're going to have to dig a little deeper than "goofy, boy-crazy girl realizes she had *it* inside of this whole time", which I think is kind of the other, stronger point this movie critic makes.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Bridesmaids was hilarious with a male director

    To be fair, Paul Feig's a male only in the chromosomal sense, although he and John appear to share the same fetish for fat women.

  • TheZeitgeist||

    What is best film made by the ladies? In any category?

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Point Break.

    Boom.

  • Meh.||

    I'm not saying all of these movies are the best, but you have to admit, there are some good ones on here. Plus I remember The Hurt Locker winning a bunch of awards a while back.

  • Not a True MJG||

    Huh, Mimi Leder was the director of Deep Impact. She does great work on The Leftovers.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    A slide show? You monster.

  • Not a True MJG||

    Wayne's World, since we're talking comedies.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Big*, , Lost In Translation

    *It takes talent to make a beloved movie featuring a twelve-year-old boy having sex with a thirty-year-old woman.

  • Jerryskids||

    The Matrix.

  • Brandybuck||

    To paraphrase Laurence Olivier, a dead white man, "why don't they just act?"

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Rumor has it that President Trump is considering former Republican Congressman and FBI agent Mike Rogers

    He is a sleazy cronyist, so he will probably be the choice.

  • wef||

    Rogers is indeed a board-certified sociopath, so there's that going for him. But he slips so easily into self-important smarmy-patriot mode that he could be seen as possible scene-stealing competition for other players.

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Massachusetts may get more aggressive about civil asset forfeiture in order to shore up a sex-trafficking victims' fund.

    It's a trust fund that should have millions of dollars in it," said Montigny, a New Bedford Democrat and chief sponsor of the original trafficking bill. "There are assets somewhere. It's not just the cash (the traffickers) have generated. But you have to be aggressive in the seizure."

    Established under the state's 2011 sex trafficking law, the victims fund was designed to take fines and assets seized from convicted pimps and traffickers, and pour the money back into public and community organizations that serve those exploited in the sex trade.

    But the fund has struggled to generate cash despite more than 30 convictions to date under the law, leaving victim advocates to rely entirely on federal funds.

    Whoa, more than 30 convictions? Forget millions, that fund should have, like, trillions.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    President Trump is considering former Republican Congressman and FBI agent Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for James Comey's replacement at the FBI.

    To those of you about to die, I salute you!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Former members of a feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington have filed a federal lawsuit against the university over anonymous harassment they received on the (totally unaffiliated with the school) social media app Yik Yak.

    I think they have a strong case with regards to victim status alone. 50/50 I reckon.

  • Meh.||

    I don't know, I've never used Yik Yak, but doesn't it go out of it's way to say it's not affiliated with the schools? And even if that's not the case, Yik Yak isn't owned or operated by the college, and it's not like the college could have shut down the app. I can't imagine they really have that strong of a case.

  • Microaggressor||

    Apparently Yik Yak was shut down about a week ago. Looks like the snowflakes got the best of it. A pity, since it was good for a giggle every once in a while.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Apparently Yik Yak was shut down about a week ago. Looks like the snowflakes got the best of it.

    It appears to have been quite popular at Air Force tech schools for coordinating hookups.

  • XenoZooValentine||

    From what I skimmed, it seems they realized the had no way to monetize it and ran it into the ground. But the coverage of this is dominated by so many biased Gawker-esque tech blogs that I wouldn't trust it.

    The fate of all social media is that eventually somebody's going to realize it's not making any money and never will, at least not in any sustainable way, and sell it off to somebody who doesn't know any better.

    In the long run, we're all MySpace.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Now we might actually see how many voted illegally.

    Strange how some people fight so hard to hide that crime.

  • TW||

    The latest round of federal immigrant raids yielded more than twice as many American-citizen arrests as arrests of undocumented immigrants

    That's a very inaccurate summary of the news article. The raids weren't "immigrant raids" they were part of an anti-gang operation that was led by Homeland Security Investigations which is part of ICE because they have jurisdiction over transnational gang cases (e.g. MS-13). The raids were directed against gang members and their associates in the United States who (shocking) most of whom are U.S. citizens.

  • Careless||

    one wonders if ENB read her own link

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown (D-Florida) has been found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.

    There is a God.

  • Hello Clarice||

    It's because she's a D this is so heartbreaking. I literally can't stop crying because one of our betters was found in the wrong. So..........sad..............burp

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Because she's a D?

    No, because she is a fucking piece of Progtard shit that has been sucking at the Public Teat for far too long.

    I know her. I worked with her. I had the misfortune to sit next to her as she sauntered in (late, of course) to hearings. And then she had the audacity to ask insipid questions that had already been addressed before Her Highness had arrived.

    She is one of the worst things that could ever happen to race relations in the United States.

  • The Last American Hero||

    No, because after HRC committed a felony and wasn't even recommended for prosecution, some of us had begun to think that the political class was above the law.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Because she's a D?

    Maybe because she is a criminal government crony?

    Aren't we supposed to be against that around here?

  • Death to Comments||

    OH MY GOD TELL US MORE

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    Probably AddictionMyth.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Or dajall.

  • Death to Comments||

    My real name is Mary Stack.

  • Chipper Mourning Somali Roadz||

    Dude, it's pretty clear you are not a new commenter. So fess up.

  • Buddy Bizarre||

    Does anybody know if there are any groups lobbying against the government's long term goal to eliminate cash? It seems like a waste of time to contact Rand Paul or Justin Amash as an individual about this issue.

  • Bubba Jones||

    "The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering."

  • Rat on a train||

    I am glad UMW is small enough that it doesn't infect the surrounding area like major universities.

  • XenoZooValentine||

    Heyo, just dropping in to bitch for a moment.

    Apparently some "just a comedian" has latched on to Net Neutrality in his never-ending quest to make us all dumber. Debunked here:

    http://blog.erratasec.com/2017.....t-net.html

    Just unsubbed a small-time YouTuber I was starting to like because he posted one of those cringy "I don't talk about politics but this is too important" vids pimping this agitprop.

    I'd direct people to Reason's interview with the new FCC guy to get his side of the story, but I suspect the circlejerk has reached unbreakable critical mass at this point, because something something evil corporations etc.

    I'd go further than the blog post did: There really aren't two reasonable* sides to this, there's a reasonable side and an unreasonable side, and Mr. Just A. Comedian and his fanboys are on the wrong side of it.

    Everybody who understands this issue sees straight through the pro-government narrative being pushed here. If you seriously think the agency responsible for chasing nipples and profanity and keeping the phone system in the dark ages has anything to add to network management, you have bigger problems in your life than packet priority.

    Net Neutrality zealots are to the internet what anti-vaxxers are to medicine. Stop spreading this bullshit, you retards.

    * DRINK!

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