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Free Speech Wins Big at Supreme Court, Russia Threatens U.S. over Syria, Possible Failed Terror Attack in Paris: P.M. Links

  • Supreme CourtChuck Myers/ZUMA Press/NewscomTwo important Supreme Court decisions came down today upholding citizens' free speech rights. The court ruled that the federal government cannot reject trademarks just because they use "offensive" language. The court also ruled that states cannot ban sex offenders from participating in social media sites.
  • The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin.
  • After the United States downed a Syrian warplane, Russia is threatening to target aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies over Syria.
  • A driver crashed into a police vehicle and died in Paris in what authorities believe was an attempted terrorist attack. Nobody else was injured.
  • Seattle Police shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had called police to report a robbery. Police said she drew a knife on them. Family members say she was struggling with mental health issues.
  • Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he doesn't think President Donald Trump's administration is going to be any more transparent than Barack Obama's, and he's disappointed. Well, we have all those leaks, though.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin.

    Gerry's not gonna like this. Neither is the GOP, I assume.

  • ||

    Hello.

    Good on SCOTUS!

  • JFree||

    If the SC made the right decision, both parties would be the losers. Since they most likely won't make that decision, only the American people will be the losers.

  • Lord_at_War||

    "Gerrymandering" is all on Dems. We have two legally ordained "minority-majority" districts in OH that will elect any black Dem by a 75-25 margin. We also have metro Toledo and Cleveland that will also regularly elect a Dem... and Repubs win all the rest 55-45 or 53-47.

  • JFree||

    I have no idea whether Ohio is gerrymandered - but its pretty clear you don't really understand what it actually is. Because what you are describing is called packing and cracking - and with those results it would be the R's doing it.

  • Mithrandir||

    Two important Supreme Court decisions came down today upholding citizens' free speech rights.
    Good stuff from the USSC today.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Unfortunately, good news is bad news according to Welch in the next article.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...Russia is threatening to target aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies over Syria.

    Hey! The U.S. has dibs on No Fly.

  • Mithrandir||

    Who's fucking idea were no-fly zones?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Two important Supreme Court decisions came down today upholding citizens' free speech rights.

    Still bracing myself for the massive nutslap the universe is surely preparing in order that balance may be restored.

  • Rich||

    Something like "hate" language is legally a separate category from "offensive" language?

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Like beaver alarming mate of danger with loud slap, universe smack Citizen X scrotum with police abuse story.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    What is the Trumpocalypse, chopped liver?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That's just some trifling shit that way too many people won't stop whining about.

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Lena Dunham's dad taught her how to use a tampon

    "… It was late August and I was hiking at sunset with my father when I felt something trickling down my leg. My first reaction was, naturally, that I had peed myself a whole bunch," the "Girls" creator recounted on Instagram. "When I realized it was blood I shrieked wildly — my first suspicion is always fatal injury — as my father looked at me, misty-eyed. 'This, this mountain, is where we were the moment you became a woman. In many cultures you'd have to start birthing children now.' I was like 'can we please get home right f–king now and off this mountain?'"
  • Citizen X - #6||

    What a dreadful anecdote.

  • ||

    She's all dreary banality this chick.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I should have Lena Dunham sign my trash can.

  • BearOdinson||

    Crusty, you have finally gone too far!!

    This cannot stand, man. This aggression cannot stand!

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Crusty always offers his penis as a tampon.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Still better than dreaming of being abducted by aliens and then waking up to a blood-soaked bed to the arrival of your menarche. This happened to someone I know.

  • The Last American Hero||

    The anesthesia used by the Greys often causes people to assume those were dreams.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If this were true, we'd have known about it long before now. Her first period? First anecdote, for sure. Sounds like instead she finally watched Armageddon.

  • Juice||

    Yeah, she had NO IDEA what was happening.

  • BearOdinson||

    Every fucking day I thank Freyr (the god of fertility) that I only have sons and no daughters!!

    Fucking "misty-eyed"??

    More like "Here is a piece of my shirt. Stuff it in there until we get home!"

  • ||

    More like "Here is a piece of my shirt. Stuff it in there until we get home!"

    Fuck that! Shirts cost money. Unless you're going to bleed to death, rub dirt on it until it stops bleeding.

  • BearOdinson||

    Do you have a newsletter I could subscribe to?

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Everything Lena believes or has experienced is a social construct.

  • Meh.||

    So her dad taught her how to use a tampon, she molested her sister... I hate to ask what kind of a messed-up relationship she had with her mom, but I'm sure she'll tell us all soon!

  • ||

    Well, her dad specializes in crude "art" cartoons of naked women, mostly with really prominent hairy vaginas as the focal point.

    Her mom could be totally normal, in other words, and all would still be explained.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    After the United States downed a Syrian warplane, Russia is threatening to target aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies over Syria.

    Wouldn't it just be easier for Putin to call Trump's cell?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Not pr effective. Don't you see the ongoing conspiracy? Trump tells Putin he needs an anti-Ruskie act to boost his cred. Putin says, you're not fucking with one of our planes. They agree on Syria. Nobody likes him anyway. Trump gets a kill. Putin cries fake tears and makes some threats. Everybody wins.

    Guarantee that will be mainstream libtard talking point within 24 hours.

  • WakaWaka||

    "Well, we have all those leaks, though"

    Which have mostly blown-up spectacularly

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    A driver crashed into a police vehicle and died in Paris in what authorities believe was an attempted terrorist attack. Nobody else was injured.

    No virgins for you!

  • BearOdinson||

    If I get to Valhalla, I am going to laugh my ass off when I see that all those Islamist terrorsists who thought they were getting 72 virgins are nothing but target practice for the Einherjar!

  • PurityDiluting||

    Or as Robin Williams once explained, it's a typo ... 72 Virginians are waiting to pummel the terrorists

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Haha, imagine if the Soup Nazi is the gatekeeper in Muslim heaven.

  • Rich||

    The court ruled that the federal government cannot reject trademarks just because they use "offensive" language.

    Like "Fuck you!™"?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A driver crashed into a police vehicle and died in Paris in what authorities believe was an attempted terrorist attack. Nobody else was injured.

    Vous avez eu un seul travail!

  • Illocust||

    Wait, does this mean the redskins are no longer in danger of losing their trademark?

  • Rich||

    Excellent.

  • The Last American Hero||

    Yes it does.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Ironic because they wanted to consolidate and take over the cases. This seems to have worked out well enough for them.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "Wait, does this mean the redskins are no longer in danger of losing their trademark?"

    Only until the next ruling which will state that cultural appropriation is hate speech which is a crime.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Seattle Police shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had called police to report a robbery. Police said she drew a knife on them. Family members say she was struggling with mental health issues

    Medals of courage incoming.

  • Zeb||

    Don't bring a knife to a gunfight.

  • B.P.||

    I think the gunfight traveled to the woman in this instance.

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Tripping Up Trump

    Commentators are expressing shock — and in many cases pleasure — that President Trump and his associates could face criminal exposure not for original wrongdoing but for their reaction to accusations of wrongdoing. Nobody who has paid attention to American criminal justice for the last generation should be shocked. It is routine — mundane, even — for federal investigators to convict people not for the subject of the investigation but for how they reacted to it.

    Ken White with a good read.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Mike Pence will outlaw abortion.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he doesn't think President Donald Trump's administration is going to be any more transparent than Barack Obama's, and he's disappointed.

    WRONG. Obama didn't tweet every fucking thought.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he doesn't think President Donald Trump's administration is going to be any more transparent than Barack Obama's, and he's disappointed. Well, we have all those leaks, though.

    Really? I feel as if I'm on the President's cabinet as a yes man proofreading every tweet.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The court ruled that the federal government cannot reject trademarks just because they use "offensive" language.

    But the court is part of the government. Way to own goal it, dummies.

  • Aloysious||

    Seattle Police shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had called police to report a robbery.

    fta:

    "Officers were confronted by a 30-year-old woman armed with a knife," the department wrote on its web blotter. "Both officers fired their duty weapons, striking the woman.

    'Duty weapons'?

  • Zeb||

    Cop talk is really weird. That seems to be a quote of the police department's record of the events.

  • Aloysious||

    It is weird. I understand why they speak that way (controlling the narrative. I think of it as marketing; selling the version of the story they want us to believe), it just comes across to me as alien, inhuman.

  • Rich||

    As opposed to their Dirty Weapons.

  • BearOdinson||

    These fucking assholes in "law enforcement" have seriously taken the "warrior" (and I use that term with my tongue firmly in cheek) attitude way too fucking far. A person is not a fucking "hero" if their safety takes precedence over that of the people they are ostensibly trying to protect.

    I know who ISN'T ever getting to Valhalla!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    'Duty weapons'?

    Those are the guns they shoot, as opposed to the 'drug busters' which are for planting on black folk.

  • Illocust||

    Cops have the guns they are given, and then the ones that they prefer to use. Same with handcuffs. Many police departments will allow a cop to bring their own equipment as long as it meets certain standards.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    It's still a duty weapon. This police report wasn't trying to help the reader who was wondering if they shot their own gun or the PD supplied gun. This police report was trying to avoid using the word "gun".

  • Tom Bombadil||

    " fired their duty weapons,"

    They threw feces at the woman?

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Sofia Coppola Faces Backlash for Saying 'The Beguiled' Is About Gender, Not Race

    However, in the wake of that article being published, the response online hasn't been great, seeing as how many are mystified that a story set during the Civil War would completely eschew race. The valid point was also made that by focusing this film exclusively on the dynamics between white men and women — during a war that was rooted in very serious race issues — it comes across as erasure.
  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Sofia Coppola has my eternal support for Lost in Translation, fing love that movie. Also a total babe.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    If she were still facing a backlash for her performance in Godfather III, though, i'd understand.

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    "Joey...*fires gun*...Za-Za!"

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    The Godfather sequels are ever so thankful for Highlander II.

  • BearOdinson||

    They did NOT make a sequel to Highlander. Do you understand??

    THEY DID NOT MAKE A SEQUEL TO HIGHLANDER!!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    What do you xenophobes have against magic alien swordsmen?

  • BearOdinson||

    (fingers in ears)

    "I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
    LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Wait. There's another Highlander?

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Pops instructed me from a young age to watch Godfather I and II but never watch three. I still haven't seen it to this day.

  • The Last American Hero||

    Pops was wise.

    I don't think III is THAT bad, but compared to I and II it's just not that good.

    Don't waste your time.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Pfft, not even the war was about race.

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    The 50 Best Good Bad Movies

    Come for the list, stay for the virtue-signaling contortionist writing to explain away plots. Also, eff all y'alls, Roadhouse is epic.

  • BearOdinson||

    That's just like, your opinion man.

    THE CHINAMAN IS NOT THE ISSUE!

  • Rich||

    I can't believe Bug (*fantastic* ending) and The Food of the Gods (Golden Turkey Award for "Worst Rodent Movie of All Time") didn't make the list.

  • lap83||

    I hate that list. It's like the writer has never seen any movie made before the 80's

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Excuse me, for us coastal millennial elites the past begins with the 80s.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I'd rather just watch Mystery Science Theater 3000.

  • PurityDiluting||

    +1

  • Get To Da Chippah||

    Just One of the Guys was a good movie for the two seconds Joyce Hyser flashed her tits.

  • BearOdinson||

    http://www.kshb.com/news/crime.....ld-for-sex

    I came to work to find out this. He is no longer employed here (at Wolf Creek).

    So apparently SOMEONE thinks trafficking is going on!

  • Juice||

    Russia is threatening to target aircraft flown by the U.S. and its allies over Syria.

    thisbusinesswillgetoutofcontrol.jpg

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The court also ruled that states cannot ban sex offenders from participating in social media sites.

    Good news for cops, because they're going to get OT funds to follow these people around on the social medias.

  • BearOdinson||

    The King County Prosecutor's Office also will review the incident and likely call for a coroner's inquest.

    Somebody call Quincy!

    You know, this isn't exactly like murder mystery theatre. I can pretty well tell you what the fucking cause of death was.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Lack of oxygen to the brain.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

  • The Last American Hero||

    Apparently not even NK's awesome single payer health care system couldn't save him.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I guess I'm cold-hearted, but I have trouble mustering much sympathy for a college student who for some reason voluntarily put themselves at the mercy of the North Korean government and then discovered that's a bad idea.

    I prefer to reserve it for the millions of people who are suffering similarly through no choice of their own.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Unless he was a CIA agent.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I can muster enough for both.

  • Another Phil||

    Yeah, you're a dick. The two aren't mutually exclusive.

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