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Shots at Congressional GOP Baseball Practice, Rolling Stone Settles With UVA, Lawmaker Kills Chicken on Camera to Show He's Pro-Life: A.M. Links

  • screenshot from Rep. Mike Moon videoscreenshot from Rep. Mike Moon videoAt least five people, including U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), were shot early Wednesday in Alexandria, Viriginia, during GOP Hill-staff and member baseball practice; no one was killed. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told MSNBC there were as many as 50 shots. The shooter appeared to be a white male, according to Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks.
  • A 45-year-old police chief from Minnesota was caught trying to pay for sex with someone under 18 years old—aka sex trafficking under federal law. The local NBC News affiliate described it as him "being caught in a minor prostitution sting."
  • A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.
  • Rolling Stone has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit brought by the University of Virginia for $1.65 million.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Scrambled eggs are a life.

  • ||

    Hello.

    "...The shooter appeared to be a white male,..."

    Plus Republicans were shot.

    *Equals* no MSNBC hysteria about lone wolves and the need to not rush to judgment.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Since the targets were Republicans it's kind of thrown them for a bit of a loop. They're still trying to decide if they should declare the guy a hero, or deride him as an angry deranged white male.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    If it turns out the guy falls into any victim class he'll be a hero for sure, e.g. if he's gay, Muslim, etc. Punching up!

  • Cynical Asshole||

    That's probably what they're waiting for: to find out if he's gay or not. If he turns out to be a cis-hetero shitlord they'll just go back to their 24/7 Russiagate bullshit.

  • CE||

    I heard he was a retiree from Illinois.

  • CE||

    Equals "Trump inciting violence again".

  • gaoxiaen||

    NEEDZ MOAR TIME AT THE RANGE.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Double links this morning?

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Double plus ungood!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The local NBC News affiliate described it as him "being caught in a minor prostitution sting."

    It's good to be a King's Man.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    "Minor" as in under the age of consent, not as opposed to "major" or even "colonel".

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That is some clumsy phrasing. Wouldn't "underage" be the preferred nomenclature in this case?

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Probably says something about MSNBC, but I can't figure out what; I'm not devious enough.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I believe that if he wasn't a King's Man the news would have called it straight-up child prostitution.

  • ThomasD||

    The Pravda stylebook method for communicating party affiliation.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He is a member of the Ruling Party, after all.

  • The Last American Hero||

    How was he supposed to discern her age when she was wearing a snowsuit? It's Minnesota, cut the dude some slack.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The shooter, who is now in custody, appeared to be a white male, according to Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks.

    They got the important information out there quick.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    [Throws down Jump To Conclusions mat]

  • DJF||

    They should check on the location of all the actors in the Central Park production of Julius Caesar.

    They were caught practicing for the assassanation of Trump so maybe this was plan B

  • CE||

    Plus actors have a long history of attempted political assassinations, going all the way back to the Civil War.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    That's it, SIV has had it with the pro-life movement.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    At least five people, including U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), were shot at an early Wednesday during GOP Hill-staff and member baseball practice in Virginia

    This is why i don't do sports.

  • Conchfritters||

    I wouldn't play baseball either if it meant having a 5:30am practice.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Cat herding is a sport.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    No. It's a calling.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.

    I'm literally shaking with bewilderment right now.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Imagine how SIV must be feeling.

  • Sevo||

    cuck-something-ish, I'll bet.

  • CE||

    If you like grilled chicken sandwiches, what's the disconnect?
    We're talking about protecting intelligent life here, not chickens.
    Now crows, they're highly intelligent, so don't eat crow.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    At least five people, including U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), were shot at an early Wednesday during GOP Hill-staff and member baseball practice

    Time for everybody to mount their favorite political hobby horse! No need to bother waiting for the facts!

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    My guess: Mossad.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I'm going with Hilldog Hit Squad. I'm sure someone will back me up on that.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Hilldog's Hillbilly Hitmen. Get it right.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    I doubt if it was them. The shooter managed to hit some people.

  • Lester224||

    He's a proud gun owner protesting 2nd amendment restrictions. He just got confused and went to the wrong baseball game.

  • CE||

    Apparently he asked if it was the Republican team or the Democrat team before he started shooting.
    2 Congressmen left practice early and talked to him before the incident.

  • Jerryskids||

    A Yankees fan.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    LOL I haven't heard that one in a long while.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Sweetwater cops pummeled, water-boarded suspects for years, prosecutors allege

    On one occasion, a group of Sweetwater cops ransacked a man's home, stealing computers, iPads, TVs and even the man's truck.

    Another day, the cops badly beat a suspected thief for hours inside the Sweetwater station, masking the sounds by blaring reggaeton music, all while taking "trophy" photos.

    Yet another suspect was pummeled and "water-boarded" – forced to swallow water, in a dark room, until he falsely confessed to a burglary. The man had to be hospitalized with broken bones in his face and a rib fracture.

    These are just some of the allegations against a group of Sweetwater police officers, a pair of whom were charged Tuesday in what prosecutors say was a disturbing pattern of theft and physical violence against citizens.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    masking the sounds by blaring reggaeton music

    Those MONSTERS.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    a disturbing pattern of theft and physical violence against citizens

    I'm pretty sure this is the actual mission statement of most police departments at this point.

  • Libertarian||

    "FOR YEARS"

    If only one of the 99% of the good cops had known about it, it would have ended much sooner.

  • Rhywun||

    I wonder who snitched.

  • gaoxiaen||

    The one with an IQ average or above.

  • Rhywun||

    Nah, the smart ones keep their mouth shut. Or else.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    That's it, I am not eating at Sweetwater Tavern again.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    a disturbing pattern of theft and physical violence against citizens.

    So, procedures were followed then? Perhaps some additional training is needed.

  • Rich||

    "The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover."

    "A good guy with a gun", eh?

  • Anomalous||

    There's no such thing according to most media outlets.

  • Cyto||

    I had a similar thought.... so I checked.

    HuffPo has quotes that the capital police were there with the guns.

    MSNBC has Rand Paul saying the shots went on for a while, then Capital Police arrived and returned fire.

    So if it happened, they aren't picking it up.

  • Cyto||

    But "the Week" has Rep. Mark Walker saying that the gunman said he wanted to kill as many republicans as possible.

    Funny how that part escaped notice on MSNBC and Huffpo. So far, at least. We'll see how they spin it later.

    I'll predict at least a few attempts at saying this is the predictable response when you are so evil, like the Republicans are.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    But "the Week" has Rep. Mark Walker saying that the gunman said he wanted to kill as many republicans as possible.

    Incorrect. The line is:

    Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it appeared the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible."

    Perhaps the gumman was trying to kill as many Republicans as possible, but as of right now that is just just Mark Walker's speculation.

  • Cyto||

    That'll teach me to read just the headline.

    Er.... no it won't. I've been around long enough to know my limitations. I'm still gonna read just the headline and go off half cocked.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I'm still gonna read just the headline and go off half cocked.

    A time honored H&R tradition.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Half Cocked was my nickname at the sperm bank.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I wondered the other day if, 50 years from now, journalism will be reduced to only headlines. All stories only get a headline, because that's all the consumer wants.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    LOL, like in Demolition Man where the songs played on the radio are just old commercial jingles.

  • CE||

    It's much more efficient. Scan Google News headlines. Scan Reason headlines. Comment thoughtfully. Repeat.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I'll predict at least a few attempts at saying this is the predictable response when you are so evil, like the Republicans are.

    And more than a few Derpbook rants about how the shooter is a hero.

  • CE||

    And no one on TV will blame the left wing media for inciting violence

  • loveconstitution1789||

    "The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover."
    This never happens according to the media.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The local NBC News affiliate described it as him "being caught in a minor prostitution sting."

    Good thing he wasn't caught in a major one.

  • Anomalous||

    Emphasis on minor, as in not legally an adult.

  • Rat on a train||

    Or a miner one.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Hamburger-Making Robotics Firm Secures $18 Million

    San Francisco-based Momentum Machines debuted its prototype burger-making machine in 2012, eliciting awe from tech geeks and criticism from employment activists. It's not hard to understand why: the startup's robots can grill a beef patty, layer it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onion, before putting it in a bun and wrapping it up to go 400 times in an hour — a feat that no human could ever hope to achieve.

    Oh, I can foresee these machines being banned.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    What if I only got 49 cent? Can I get just a bun and a pickle?

  • lafe.long||

    a bun and a pickle

    Not even a euphemism.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Bun for the front, pickle for the back? What a visual.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    +1 elephant parade

  • Citizen X - #6||

    the startup's robots can grill a beef patty, layer it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onion, before putting it in a bun and wrapping it up to go

    Thus immediately placing it in the top tier of fast-food employees.

  • Illocust||

    Seattle is going to love these, and somehow its never going to occur to them they've suddenly become viable due to high wages.

  • Griffin3||

    No cheese?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Maybe the robot keeps kosher, you anti-Semite.

  • DJF||

    "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    +1 Wimpy

  • Rhywun||

    "employment activists"

    *head-desk*

  • Zeb||

    A.k.a. Luddites.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Now we need a robotic cow. Or a robotic Judas goat.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Amy Schumer does not qualify?

  • Rat on a train||

    As long as they incorporate random error generation into the code so I can still have a reason to yell at the robotic manager.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    The local NBC News affiliate described it as him "being caught in a minor prostitution sting."

    More like "being caught in a minor ... ... ... prostitution sting." After which the anchor gave a knowing leer and a snicker.

  • lap83||

    A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.

    I don't really want to watch it, does he just happen to be killing a chicken while talking about abortion? Or is he trying to use it to make a point? Because the first way is just how we midwesterners roll.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    he first way is just how we midwesterners roll.

    This is why us coastal elites fly right over you freaks.

  • lap83||

    We wish we had time to leisurely discuss politics in the cocktail car of the commuter train, but there's too much to do. So we find ourselves discussing sex trafficking while milking the cow or talking campus rape while breeding horses. That's right, Crusty, your fantasy is our way of life.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    I've never had a fantasy about hauling a tractor down to the manure shop so I could get started on the spring planting. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to casually Tweet about the large tip I left for my Lfyt driver, who was Eithiopian or Ugandan or something immigranty.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Liar.

  • lap83||

    he just broke my euph-o-meter

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Us coastal elites have better things to do than to stand around the Piggly Wiggly discussing the mixed loads on our packouts.

  • ||

    I'm near certain that Kum & Go is the preferred chain in Rep. Moon's neck of the woods. The one in Des Moines has craft beer on tap and sells growlers.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    You don't get to call yourself coastal unless you are less than an hour's drive from the actual coast.

  • ||

    Gulf Coast? By car or as the crow flies? /sarc

  • lap83||

    I thought everyone but me was coastal. How am I supposed to tell you all apart? Should we make armbands or something?

  • Rat on a train||

    Do tidal estuaries count?

  • Zeb||

    I think more politicians should talk to the press or give speeches while slaughtering chickens.

  • Kivlor||

    It's a little of both. He's butchering the chicken as actual work, but he's using it to make some point about being called back for special session by Gov. Greitens to defend life. Something about how butchering the chicken is for humans to eat: for human life.

    I know Mike. He's a funny, and fun guy. Also a bit of a loon.

    The freakout is because he's simultaneously hitting 2 things libs have emotional temper tantrums over: abortion and eating animals.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Kill the babies, spare the chickens.

  • Zeb||

    Kill 'em all and let God sort them out.

  • lap83||

    sounds like excellent trolling

  • Rich||

    A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.

    "A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about dental procedures and the need to brush your teeth properly."

    "A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about roadkill and the need to reduce the deer population."

    "A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about high explosives and the need to use chemicals in warfare."

  • gaoxiaen||

    +1 archaeopteryx

  • Brandybuck||

    A local progtard was quoted as saying, "Damn, why can't those pro-lifer freaks get their food from a store like civilized people?"

  • Sevo||

    So he's really a geek?

  • ||

    Canadian example time!

    Back during the 1995 referendum there were allegations the Parti Quebecois were committing fraud by refusing legitimate ballots for the most inane reasons (i.e. the marking of a check or 'x' exceeded the circle thus negating its validity). Naturally everyone didn't want to believe this in a sane, functional and upstanding democracy!

    Lo and behold, there was.

    Food for thought.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Poutine for thought?

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Yes, poutine is a good cure for that.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I know that eating French fries with cheese and gravy would put me in a food coma for about three hours.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    No hanging chads?

  • gaoxiaen||

    No hanging choads, Except for Sessions, but choads don't hang. So get rid of the short-dicked leprechuan.

  • Brandybuck||

    My nickname in college was Hanging Chad...

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Oliver Stone defends 'abused' Putin in Colbert interview

    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone defended Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tense interview on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Monday night.

    "He's been through a lot. He's been insulted and abused," Stone said, prompting members of the audience to gasp and grumble.

    The crowd also snickered and groused.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I didn't get a "harrumph" from that guy!

  • Libertarian||

    I misread that link as "Palin" and the following sentences still made sense.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    They didn't accidentally clap at any point?

  • One Last Caress||

    Suspect is described as an old man with a white beard: Was it God because that would make sense?

  • gaoxiaen||

    No. Just the Santa Clause. +1 Red Rider sniper rifle. Known elsewhere as a deer hunting rifle. He should have attended some kind of marksmanship program.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Were lightning bolts thrown? Cause that would be....terrible. A terrible tragedy.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Cultural appropriation: Make it illegal worldwide, Indigenous advocates say

    Indigenous advocates from around the world are calling on a UN committee to ban the appropriation of Indigenous cultures — and to do it quickly.

    Delegates from 189 countries, including Canada, are in Geneva this week as part of a specialized international committee within the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency.

    Fun fact: "War Plan Red" is now constitutes a few fat guys from Maine and Minnesota strolling across the border and taking Canada over.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    This would provoke an immediate, robust apology from Ottawa. "Sore-y to've provoked you, eh?"

  • Illocust||

    Advocates does not mean the Indigenous themselves.

    Also, are these guys stupid? The only way your culture is going to stay alive is if it adds to the more mainstream culture. Otherwise your young or going to go find something more fun to do than sit around with their dad.

  • Fuck You - Cut Spending||

    I'm fine with their cultures dying out.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    This is what happens when you don't completely wipe out an indigenous population.

  • Rich||

    "Got your 'cultural appropriation' right here."

  • Rich||

    the committee has been working on creating and finishing three pieces of international law that would expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.

    Oh, FFS! "What are you in for?" "Possession of chamomile."

  • Cyto||

    Pbbbt. At least you had a spot 'o tea. All I had was a zig-zag design on a flower pot.

  • ||

    "What are you in for?" "Possession of chamomile."

    *moves down bench away from Rich*

  • Griffin3||

    " ... and creating a public nuisance."

  • Rat on a train||

    words
    Time to start purging native place names.

  • Rat on a train||

    Have they called for prohibition of miscegenation?

  • paranoid android||

    Speaking to the committee Monday, James Anaya, dean of law at the University of Colorado, said the UN's negotiated document should "obligate states to create effective criminal and civil enforcement procedures to recognize and prevent the non-consensual taking and illegitimate possession, sale and export of traditional cultural expressions."

    It's insanity, what would this even look like in practice? How does a "culture" "consent" to something? Do all the Japanese people take a vote on whether or not non-Japanese can eat sushi?

    It's too facially ridiculous to even be a serious idea. What's the con here?

  • Rich||

    Follow the money. Lawsuits are a wonderful thing.

  • Rhywun||

    what would this even look like in practice?

    George Orwell wrote a book about it.

  • Shirley Knott||

    It's yet another stage in the 'full employment for bureaucrats act'. Laws need data gatherers, data checkers, data compliers, data ponderers, enforcers, adjudicators of fine (generally meaningless) distinctions, etc.
    Or, more briefly, budgets. And staff. In ever growing quantities.

  • Cyto||

    But no person of European descent is fit to judge the content of other cultures. So we'll need to require that all peoples be equally represented. Good luck finding Yanomami tribesman with an appropriate degree in fine arts. Or accounting.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    >i>James Anaya, dean of law at the University of Colorado

    I've been thinking about going back to school to finally get my Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering. CU Boulder was near the top of my list due to being in CO, and their Aerospace Engineering program has a good reputation. But I might re-think that. Even though this ass clown is Dean of Law, I'm afraid even being on the same campus as this shit heel might be too close for comfort.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    html tags, how do they fucking work?

  • Griffin3||

    I certainly do not approve of all the non-European cultures appropriating our hard-learned tradition of effective firearms.

  • Free Society||

    If the non-European cultures had to make do without European inventions, innovations and European inspired institutions, 99% of them would be dead within a month.

  • gaoxiaen||

    +1 Eskimo brother. Laugh with my wife, please.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Indigenous advocates Super-duper woke recent Victims Studies graduates...

    FTFY.

    I'll make the SJW twats pushing for this shit a deal: I'll stop "appropriating" other cultures as long as all those indigenous people stop "appropriating" western culture. That means no more speaking English, no more wearing anything other than traditional garb (no Levis, no Nikes, nothing), no more listening to American music of any genre, no more watching American TV or movies, and no more using any technology if it was was invented by some white dude. Deal?

  • Rhywun||

    But that culture is toxic and repressive, not pristine and beautiful.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    +1 Noble savage myth

  • Zeb||

    If they want to preserve the indigenous cultures as they are, they will have to do that too.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Since the Greeks invented voting, they will be the only ones voting on this.

  • Zeb||

    Oh, good. So who is this IP going to belong to? I'm guessing it won't turn out to actually be the people still living more or less traditional lifestyles.

  • Brandybuck||

    Intellectual Property == European legal innovation. WIPO itself is just one giant cultural appropriation against those of European descent. Particularly the Dutch and English.

  • CE||

    Weren't the indigenous peoples in the Americas actually an invasive species that wiped out the local mega-fauna?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Pantsuit Nation's Tattered Ambition

    A coffee-table book has never made me want to take political action. (Neither has a Facebook group, for that matter.) As I've read and reread Pantsuit Nation, I've asked myself why this attractive book of people pledging their love for Hillary Clinton disappoints me so, when the possibility of it being good was always so slim. And I realize it's because there is no better artifact to explain Clinton's loss than this book: It is self-congratulatory and myopic and it searches for catharsis in bromides. This book ends with a manifesto, yet somehow suggests that the best course of political action is telling the room a little bit about yourself.
  • Rhywun||

    Obama rode a wave of sycophancy fueled by extreme narcissism to two terms in the White House. What's her excuse?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Misogyny. Did you even have to ask?

  • lap83||

    Wait, "Pantsuit Nation" isn't meant in a derogatory way?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Apparently not to the four million people in that Facebook group.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It's like black people taking back the word "nigger" or gays taking back "queer," only this one is for basic-ass upper middle class white bitches.

  • Fuck You - Cut Spending||

    I love how shit I never heard of before "went viral" MONTHS ago.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Rep. Mark Walker says gunman targeted congressional baseball practice 'to kill as many Republican members as possible'

    p. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) told NBC News that it appeared the "gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible." Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was "shaken but okay."

    Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recounted an "odd" encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd," DeSantis told Fox News.

    Fun fact: my first thought was, "they play baseball against each other?" But then I quickly sent my thoughts and prayers to the congressman and police officers.

  • Libertarian||

    I believe Ron Paul still holds the distinction of being the only congressman to have ever hit a home run in the congressional intra-mural game.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    And Rand is still trying to impress his dad.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Touch 'em all!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    That's badass.

  • gaoxiaen||

    +1 fail

  • Brandybuck||

    I actually have a historic photo of a 1920s era Democrats vs Republicans congressional baseball game framed in my office.

  • Griffin3||

    And manages to seriously wound one, in 50+ shots. Are we sure he was not a retired police officer?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    A 45-year-old police chief from Minnesota was caught trying to pay for sex with someone under 18-years-old—aka sex trafficking under federal law

    Prosecutors say during the conversation to set up the sexual encounter the undercover officer told Zeug that the reason for the Craigslist ad was "just like to make a little extra money here and there ya know? plus, I like to **** so why not!!" Correspondence reveals that Zeug responded, "yeah this isn't my first time" and "humm yeah I'm wanting to meet up but man you need to reassure me your not working with the cops and crap."


    Zeug was arrested after driving several laps around the home where the two were supposed to meet.

    So all he did was have a sexually charged conversation with someone he thought was 17.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Why pay if you can get the same for free?

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Wait, he was exchanging an orphan for sex from a prostitute?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    For great justice, take off every Zeug.

  • Rhywun||

    Today in "keep us poor!" news:

    "People don't need pools. They need to be able to afford to live in Crown Heights"
  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    That includes 56 luxury condos and 330 new apartments. Only half would be affordable.

    *cocks eyebrow*

  • Rhywun||

    In NYC media, "affordable" is liberal-speak for "subsidized by the rich and offered for rent to the mayor's friends".

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Yeah, I'm only surprised they don't even specify what is meant by 'affordable' when they first mention it. It only takes a few extra key strokes, guys.

  • Rhywun||

    They don't have to. Everybody knows what it means, and literally nothing gets built here without paying obeisance to the free-shit crowd.

  • Fuck You - Cut Spending||

    If they explained it, it wouldn't be the dog whistle it is intended to be.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Somehow it's not as funny in real life as it was on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Oh come on, it's not like it's the Holocaust.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The holocaust never happened.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    [backs away slowly]

  • ||

    A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.

    so vegans that support abortion are hypocrites?

  • lap83||

    Only if they're Republican

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Yes

  • Cynical Asshole||

    At least five people, including U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), were shot early Wednesday in Alexandria, Viriginia, during GOP Hill-staff and member baseball practice; no one was killed.

    Maybe now the GOP will call for "common sense" gun control while the Dems say "hold on a minute, maybe guns aren't all bad after all..." /sarc

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    The only likely real result is that the political elite will get more bodyguards with fancier weapons and equipment, all courtesy of the taxpayer.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Business as usual, IOW.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    +1 underground Congressional ballpark and super-security zone.

  • gaoxiaen||

    It depends on whose ox is getting gored.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Or targeted.

  • Cyto||

    Having a hard time wrapping my head around everything included in this one, from USA Today: A NY judge was arrested for violating terms of drunk driving case after hiding out in a temple with Monks in Thailand. "She had told Fiandach that she had bought a one-way ticket to Thailand and would be there until some time in August."

    No, that's not the weird part. She is an elected judge (D). She came back because her boss told her that she had to appear at a meeting in his office. Not doing so would be considered abandoning her position.

    Ok, here's where it gets wierd:

    "You are self-sabotaging any chance you have to return to the bench," Aronson said in court, telling Astacio that her attitude appeared to be contemptuous.

    Though she still receives her paycheck, Astacio has been prohibited from presiding over cases since before her drunken driving conviction in August and ..... She has continued to receive her $173,700 salary because she remains an elected judge.

    Astacio will again be working for her pay upon her release from jail — whenever that may be.

    Wait, what? She's been away from work for months, and is going to jail for quite a while (there's lots more about violating and lying to officers of the court in the article), but she still gets paid for the whole 10 year term? Wow. I gotta run for judge.

  • paranoid android||

    Well, what's the process for removing her? Surely the NY constitution has some sort of impeachment or recall provisions. This is obviously an extreme case, but on balance it's probably a good thing that judges can't be abruptly removed in most circumstances.

    But the legislature might want to consider some law about not collecting a government salary while serving time in prison, yeah.

  • Rhywun||

    Yeah, I'm sure they get right on that. (◔_◔)

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    What does your hero Crusty Juggler do while listening to conference calls? He reads really horrible articles, and annoys you people with them: The New Foodieism

    We have to fight for the rights of those who aren't lucky enough to choose what to fight for. In the older, dumber world of the "food movement," that would be an animal-welfare reference. And a no-torture policy for the billions of animals raised in confinement in the U.S. would be good.And impractical. Which isn't an argument for not struggling for such a policy; it's an argument for raising and exploiting "only" the number of animals we can in good conscience. But the more mature food movement knows that primacy must be given to the rights of people.

    PT,"Post Trump"; post trauma. not for the first time, I realize that good food can define a democracy. It now seems more imperative than ever before to declare this head-on.
  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    The work of real foodies includes farming, battling for universal free (and good) school lunches, struggling to close CAFOs, increasing access to fruits and vegetables, reclaiming land from monoculture, and way more.

    We have to discuss diet, environmental, and farming issues. We have to address these issues in the context of making sure all people can afford good food, as well as in the contexts of public health, general well-being, and the means to care for the earth. Better wages are essential, but let's include income inequality, guaranteed basic income, and a no-questions-asked safety net in the conversation.

    Jonah Goldberg recently wrote about the "lifestyleization" of politics, and holy crow he was not wrong.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    As much as i agree with encouraging small-scale farms, closing CAFOs, and ending mass-monoculture farming, this article sort of makes me not want to anymore.

  • Rhywun||

    Seriously. It also makes me want to clock the next hipster and/or chef I see.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    It is amazing.

    Making matters worse, our initial fears about the development of a new non-normal have been confirmed.Maybe I'm wrong about your fears, but if I were, you would have clicked elsewhere by now. The people in charge are climate deniers, racists, xenophobes, and sexists, along with financial lobbyists, billionaires, novices, misanthropes, and just plain fuckers. Oh, and boosters of junk food. Suddenly, we find ourselves in the position of defending democratic principles, preventing catastrophe, and building those aspects of society that can stand independently of the federal government. In the wake of such seismic change, "sustainable" has taken on new meaning.

    Yet all politics is local, and by staring too hard at the big picture (about which we seemingly can do very little at the moment), we're in danger of failing to act on those things that we can affect. Yes, we're fighting to protect human life on earth.Not hyperbole! But there are also, for example, food stamps, land, air, water, and affordable universal health care.
  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I haven't had this reaction in a while: that sounds exhausting.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Why do you think these urban ant dwellers seem to always end up in therapy and/or on psychotropic medications of some kind? Mass society tends to breed monomaniacal behaviors.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    But I also wondered about its relevance. So much so that, after the election, I said that working on food issues had to take second place to "defending democracy": It seemed to me that food was somehow less important than it had been BT"Before Trump." Since this is a food column, after all, we could also say "before the chickens came home to roost," acknowledging that the founders actually established a faux-democracy, which allows the system to be rigged to the point where even a statement like "all white men are created equal" is a joke; and how that, in turn, left a large enough number of voters apathetic and/or frustrated enough to make room for a disrupter like Trump. . I mean, we were instantly looking at the near-dissolution of the EPA. Six months later, we've withdrawn from the Paris climate accord, which withdraws us from honest engagement and responsibility in the global community. How could we not reconsider the relative importance of farmers' markets, veggie burgers, the role of ruminants in agriculture, or soda taxes?

    Fuck off, you snotty cunt.

    And by the way, "I mean" is a stupid verbal tic. Typing into your nonsense doesn't make you look hip.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I mean, stupid verbal tics do have their places.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Umm, yeah, it's kinda important to creating a conversational tone.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Like, totally.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Wow. That's a lot of smug fart sniffing. I wonder if this nimrod has ever spent a day anywhere other than up his own ass.

  • Rhywun||

    Democracy died in the darkness up there.

  • Griffin3||

    Universal free school lunches? Why not just turn the schools into camps?

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Well, the kids are required by law to be there. The state ought to feed them. We feed soldiers, and they're paid volunteers.

  • Dillinger||

    yesterday's photos of Sessions were pleasant in comparison to Moon going all isis on that chicken.

  • Brandybuck||

    Thank God Mike Moon killed that chicken before eating it!

    Cripes you people! Get out of your momma's basement and go find out where food comes from!!! I know you're trying to be oh so progressive and PETA by trying to link abortion with meat, but gawd almighty does it make you look dumber than a bag of rocks. Do you see any sarcasm tags in this post? No you do not! You fucktards are so stuck in your own little world that you actually think it's ironic that an anti-abortionist kills a cleans a chicken. Don't matter what you think about abortion, what makes you stupid is what you think about meat.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    LOL

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Quick! There's a cloud giving you the stink eye! Go outside and yell at it.

  • Brandybuck||

    Already have. You gotta get up early to catch me not yelling at something...

  • Lester224||

    He understands that a chicken is not a citizen with constitutional rights. However, he can't grasp that a zygote is not a citizen with constitutional rights.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Are... are you implying that non-naturalized immigrants can be killed and dismembered with impunity? That's hella problematic, dude.

  • CE||

    And some people don't confuse a developing human life with a developed bird life.

  • Lester224||

    Developing Shemveloping. It's definitely not a person in the first trimester. Moon and his theocrats are very concerned about first trimester abortions, and specifically want to over-regulate any facility that performs 5 first-trimester abortions per month into closure. If you think a first-trimester fetus has more rights than a chicken you're talking religion, not science or common sense. An acorn is not an oak. Your religious freedom does not extend to another person's body.

  • The Last American Hero||

    So day 89, totally not a person, day 91 suddenly a citizen-in-the making?

  • One Last Caress||

    Damn, Breitfarters are hardcore. No sympathy for Scalise.

    Mindcraft Schrödinger's cat • an hour ago
    Scalise has an F- on immigration. He is a neocon open borders globalist. It is like the left shot one of their own.

  • One Last Caress||

    Fuck, maybe I'm not so different than these farters.... I need to take a shower and think about what I've become.

  • wanfuforever||

    Sex cannot be stopped, just like any other primal urge. How anyone thinks a prohibition on prostitution, like a prohibition on anything, would work is beyond me.

  • OldMexican Blankety Blank||

    A video shows Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon killing and gutting a chicken while talking about abortion and the need to protect life.


    I imagine the representative was talking about the need to protect human life and not just "life", you spin doctor. Because chickens may be alive but they're also very tasty.

  • ||

    Because chickens may be alive but they're also very tasty.

    chicken/pre-term club sandwich, tomato/tomahto

  • Brandybuck||

    I imagine a PETA progtard engaged in a stunt to free a thousand baby chicks from a factory farm, only to have them all die on the freeway, and then heading downtown to have a late term D&C as a matter of course.

  • Citizen X - #6||

  • Lester224||

    If it's late term it's not a D&C. It won't fit through and vacuum out. But the chicks will still be splattered too flat to make good sandwiches.

  • The Last American Hero||

    To the nugget machine then.

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