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GOP Donor Who Helped Hack Hillary Emails Kills Himself, Judge Blocks Trump Travel Ban for Grandparents, Man Rescued From Inside ATM Machine: A.M. Links

  • Phil McAuliffe/Polaris/NewscomPhil McAuliffe/Polaris/NewscomA judge says grandparents and other extended relatives of Americans are exempt from President Trump's travel ban.
  • Jared Kushner has "consistently tackled Russia-related issues in a manner that's created unnecessary problems for his family members and fellow White House staffers."
  • The GOP donor who recently admitted to seeking Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers has killed himself.
  • Made in the U.S.A.—sex robots?
  • A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A judge says grandparents and other extended relatives of Americans are exempt from President Trump's travel ban.

    BUT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A TERRORIST!

  • ||

    Hello.

    And the Clinton body count rises.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Oh boy, now you've done it, Citizen Crusty and all the other Obama dick-sucking operatives will be all over you!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Simple Mikey's attempts at insults are so poorly thought-out they're more baffling than hurtful. Sad!

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    (psst, you're the one being mocked)

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Eugene's gram-gram is a Clintonite wetwork operative? WHY MUST WE LEARN THIS FROM CANADIANS?

  • ThomasD||

    You're not really changing a SCOTUS ruling when you add something to it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Made in the U.S.A.—sex robots?

    Well, I heard the Made in Korea ones get the vaginas wrong.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Sideways, huh.

  • Rich||

    "Me wrove you wrong time."

    /robot voice

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Lacist!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Made in the U.S.A.—sex robots?

    BEST F*CK EVAH!

  • damikesc||

    A judge says grandparents and other extended relatives of Americans are exempt from President Trump's travel ban.

    I have sincere doubts that unaccountable judges would be better deciders of our immigration policy than a President. You may hate Trump, but he can be removed in four years. Judges tend to be a bit more difficult.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Jared Kushner has "consistently tackled Russia-related issues in a manner that's created unnecessary problems for his family members and fellow White House staffers."

    BEST F*CKUP EVAH!

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: 'Watch Your Back , Bitch'

    The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica's story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: "Resign Now.''

    Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: "I'm on you now. You are fucking with me now Let's see who you are Watch your back , bitch."

    In another email, Kasowitz wrote: "Call me. Don't be afraid, you piece of shit. Stand up. If you don't call, you're just afraid." And later: "I already know where you live, I'm on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro."

    I'm peanut butter and jealous he isn't my lawyer.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    It's Kasowitz, bitch.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Kasowitz don't do proper grammar Bitch. Piece of shit. Kasowitz will end you. Kasowitz will rape your soul Bitch. Watch out. Bro.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The GOP donor who recently admitted to seeking Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers has killed himself.

    I hope he didn't "kill himself" by drinking radiation.

  • Zeb||

    Accidentally cut his own head off while shaving.

  • turco||

    That is a very odd suicide to say the least. No signs of pre-existing depression.

  • BYODB||

    The poor bastard ran over himself with a Hummer half a dozen times. Tragic, really.

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    Shot himself in the back. Through a window. 4 times. A real cry for help.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Guy committed suicide by shooting himself in the head 3 times.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    As Rufus said, just add his name to the list of Clinton related suicides. Investigating the Clinton's is more dangerous than investigating the Necronomicon.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

    He was released, but was subsequently crushed flat by an anvil before blowing away down the street.

  • Jerryskids||

    It was a worker from a fortune cookie company that freed him.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Jared Kushner has "consistently tackled Russia-related issues in a manner that's created unnecessary problems for his family members and fellow White House staffers."

    To be fair, who hasn't done this since Reagan?

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    This Woman Was Sleeping in Bed When a Mountain Lion Jumped on Her

    A California woman had a rude awakening on July 4: A mountain lion crashed through her apartment window and landed on top of her while she slept.

    The scariest part of the story:

    "At first, I think she said she thought she was dreaming. It didn't seem real," apartment manager Francis Muniz told local Fox affiliate KTXL. (The woman was apparently too startled to talk to the media.)

    How the mighty have fallen. :(

  • damikesc||

    "At first, I think she said she thought she was dreaming. It didn't seem real," apartment manager Francis Muniz told local Fox affiliate KTXL. (The woman was apparently too startled to talk to the media.)

    Can't fault her. You don't know if the interviewer is a pretty young woman or a mountain lion.

  • OM Nullum gratuitum prandium||

    Made in the U.S.A.—sex robots?


    We'll be so tired of winning!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Not to mention chafed.

  • Bee Tagger||

    A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

    I feel terrible, I thought it was scathing commentary on our national debt so I just chuckled and walked away.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    David Brooks was wrong, but not for the reason you think.

    Brooks' column, rightly, pointed out that subtle class clues shape access to power and prosperity in the United States -- something research has borne out.
    But where Brooks (and many of the other commentators on the much-discussed class divide) gets it wrong is in blaming liberals and progressive coastal culture (sopressata sandwiches, fuel-efficient cars) instead of the cultural resentments and impediments (lack of well-funded public schools, zero paid parental leave) built and bred by the GOP. It's not Italian cured meats keeping the wealthy and privileged in their gilded position. It's policy.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Jill Filipovic is wrong, and it's for exactly the reason you think.

  • Rhywun||

    She's an idiot?

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Pretty much.

  • Rhywun||

    "the well-educated, moneyed members of the Republican elite have successfully weaponized white resentment and used it to line their own pockets and maintain their power"
    "Which is why the strategy of the GOP has for decades been to degrade the American public education system through funding cuts and funneling of resources toward privatized education. All the better to produce a compliant electorate."

    Weapons-grade projection. I'm not sure this isn't satire.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Aggressive ignorance ain't just a river in Egypt.

  • Dillinger||

    the fuck is white resentment?

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    In this context, I believe it means "white people thinking they should be treated the same as everyone else", which as we all know is super racist.

    Like, if you think that some rich white leftist calling white people pigs who deserve to die is a little untoward, YOU are actually the racist, because white people who weren't you have controlled the levers of powers for centuries - and not judging all white people collectively is itself racist.

    To be clear, the preceding paragraph was ALSO racist, because I mentioned double standards applying to white people without groveling for forgiveness that I myself am also white, and therefore rich and powerful beyond what any non-white person could ever hope to become.

    Also, you're a racist.

  • Dillinger||

    awesome.

  • BYODB||

    It's ok, HuffPo has you covered. They kindly pointed out that maybe white people shouldn't be allowed to vote for a hundred years or so, and their wealth should be confiscated. You know, like that other guy in Europe back in the 30's.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Well, you are a homophobic, sexist transphobe for not recognizing that white women and white LBGTQWERTY are not victims also.

  • ThomasD||

    If reducing education funding has been their strategy they sure are fucking it up.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    But where Brooks (and many of the other commentators on the much-discussed class divide) gets it wrong is in blaming liberals and progressive coastal culture (sopressata sandwiches, fuel-efficient cars) instead of the cultural resentments and impediments (lack of well-funded public schools, zero paid parental leave) built and bred by the GOP.

    Of course.

    And she's blaming resentment on public schools and parental leave? Has this idiot ever lived with or interacted with these people? According to wiki, she's from Seattle and then NY.

  • Rhywun||

    she's from Seattle

    That explains a lot.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The constant rain does seem to lead to a lot of intracranial mildew.

  • BYODB||

    Because there are so many reports that confirm that spending more on schools automatically results in better outcomes.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    If only teachers were paid a little more, every child in Alabama would be clued in to the class signals used by Harvard douchebags.

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    Mandatory paid parental leave would make David Brooks less of an obnoxious lying douchebag? How? I doubt his parents would've wanted to spend time with him any more than anyone else does. They probably would've just denied having a kid.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

    I would have just assume that note came from the U.S. Treasury.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    LAPD officer accused of having sex with teen cadet is charged with weapons crimes

    Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Cain, who is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old police cadet, is now facing felony weapons charges stemming from a cache of more than 100 guns found at his Rancho Cucamonga home.


    Investigators seized more than 100 firearms, including assault rifles and inert grenades, sources with knowledge of the investigation have said. Sources said many of the weapons had been illegally modified and are not legal to own under California law.

    Just like Old Cain

  • OM Nullum gratuitum prandium||

    Cucamonga.
    Walla Walla.
    Seattle.

    "Seattle!" Ha ha ha ha!

  • Jerryskids||

    Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Cain

    Let me know when that becomes former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Cain, then I'll know it's serious. No police officer anywhere ever has ever faced sentencing for a crime, it's only ever former police officers.

  • Juice||

    "kills himself"

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Just like Vince Foster. And just like Seth Rich was "murdered." And just like John Podesta isn't part of a pizza basement kiddie-fucking network. And just like Webb Hubbell isn't Chelsea's father.

  • Juice||

    I wouldn't doubt that Vince Foster was murdered. Seth Rich was indisputably murdered. The other two are much less likely.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    The other two are much less likely.

    Take those rose-colored glasses off, fella.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    Foster committed suicide. Basically every forensic pathologist who has looked at the facts agrees. His entire circle is on record that he was mega-depressed leading up tot the suicide, because of constantly being insulted and degraded by Hillary in meetings.

    Seth Rich WAS murdered. There is the same amount of evidence this was connected to the DNC or Clintons as there is that Russia hacked our election - exactly zero.

    The Pizza shit is just flatly retarded.

    If Chelsea isn't Hubbell's daughter, I would be SHOCKED. In what other universe is a child born in a loveless marriage, who looks nothing like the legal father (who allegedly can't even make children), but looks EXACTLY like the mother's close friend and rumored lover - and anyone pretends like what happened isn't VERY obvious?

  • Jerryskids||

    I still think the question isn't who Chelsea's father is (Hillary would be my guess), it's who Chelsea's mother is.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You'd have to look through coroners' records. If any bodies with their chests burst outward and all their fluids missing turned up in the Ozarks in early 1980, there's your answer.

  • Dillinger||

    >>> turned up in the Ozarks in early 1980

    that's what the hogs are for.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    If any bodies with their chests burst outward and all their fluids missing turned up in the Ozarks in early 1980, there's your answer.

    I was born deep in the Ozarks in 1979...so, it happened at least once.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Now i'm hungry for spaghetti.

  • Rich||

    Doesn't Chelsea have a *slight* resemblance to Bill?

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Not really. That trout mouth and cow eyes are vintage Hubbell, no matter how much plastic surgery she's gotten.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Trout Mouth and Cow Eyes would be an awesome name for an alt-country band, or perhaps a Ween tribute.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    "It's just a total coincidence how everyone around the Clintons dies under mysterious circumstances, now shut up."

    -The Clinton/Obama lefty dick-suckers in the JournoList

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    ^Too much of this over the years for me to call this shit anything close to 'coincidence' -- I'd more aptly name it a 'discernible pattern of death'.

    But no you'll say, this isn't Africa, sure US politicians do drugs and bang whores and embezzle money and they go to jail -- BUT MURDER, MURDER!?!?! Never happened once!

    *rises to say the pledge of allegiance*

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    "over the years"

    The more years you count, the more 'coincidences' there will be.

  • OM Nullum gratuitum prandium||

    Jared Kushner has "consistently tackled Russia-related issues in a manner that's created unnecessary problems for his family members and fellow White House staffers."


    You do for family...

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Frank Darabont's Firing Detailed in Latest 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit Filings

    "I am in a state of boiling rage right now," Darabont wrote in a 2011 email to Hurd regarding problems with production on the first episode of "Walking Dead's" second season. "Everybody especially our directors better wake the f— up and pay attention or I will start killing people and throwing bodies out the door." In an email from 2010, Darabont vented his anger at two writers on the show, saying he should have "hunted them down and f—ing killed them with a brick, then gone and burned down their homes."

    *poops pants*

  • Juice||

    ATM machine

    Probably forgot his PIN number or maybe there was something wrong with the LCD display.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    My guess: it was Bosco.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Re the alt text: those better not all be sex robots, because that's disgusting. I am appalled!

  • OM Nullum gratuitum prandium||

    A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.


    You know, that headline leaves a lot of questions like, for instance: Isn't the M in ATM stand for "machine" and so saying "ATM machine" is adding an unnecessary term?


    Oh, right. And that other thing, too... Like... How do you get trapped inside an ATM??????

  • Rich||

    My understanding is he was a worker in a maintenance room for the ATM.

  • Zeb||

    He forgot his key and got locked in.

  • ThomasD||

    "...Helped Hack..."

    Does the author of that headline also think that the New York Times stole the Pentagon Papers?

    Keep grinding that axe Reason and all you'll have left is the haft.

  • ThomasD||

    IANAL but isn't it some sort of a tort to falsely claim someone committed a criminal act?

    Like maybe libel?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Maybe it's more of a "hack" in the sense of "Try this one weird trick to get old hooker stains out of your upholstery!"

  • Zeb||

    Lazy headline writing. The summary and the actual article don't seem to say any such thing.

  • ThomasD||

    Lazy? How hard is 'Sought Hacked Hillary Emails' as a more accurate representation?

    I don't think that was lazy.

  • Zeb||

    I have a hard time believing it's a deliberate attempt to mislead people since the link and summary provide nothing to back up the assertion. Perhaps I lack imagination.

  • ThomasD||

    Deliberate, as in consciously intended, no probably not.

    No, I think it is indicative of a default temperament.

    While also being spectacularly sloppy.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    Perhaps I lack imagination.

    Add this to your list of many faults.

  • Zeb||

    My only fault is that I have no faults.

  • paranoid android||

    1. There would have to be an accusation of a specific crime, which there's not; 2. The accusation would have to be knowingly untrue, which is also not; 3. The supposed injured person would have to be alive, which he's taken care of himself as a favor to the rest of us

    So, no.

  • Crusty Juggler - Double Great||

    I strenuously object.

  • ThomasD||

    Hacking Hillary's emails was not a specific crime? And since when is knowingly false a requirement for an ordinary citizen?

    But yes, he is dead. So perhaps his estate cannot show harm.

  • ThomasD||

    Strange world where Manning and Assange are libertarian heroes, but this guy is an accused criminal.

  • paranoid android||

    Nice strawman.

  • ThomasD||

    Not sure you understand the concept.

  • Zeb||

    The two are not mutually exclusive. Manning and Assange are also accused (or convicted) criminals.

  • ThomasD||

    Zeb does get it. Which only begs the question of why Hillary's hackers, or persons who may have sought the hacked information are likewise not libertarian heroes?

    Or is there another standard at work?

  • BYODB||

    Successfully obtaining information might be one potential metric, intent might be another. I'm still unclear on why Manning might be considered a 'hero' though, he didn't expose anything in particular. He just dumped a lot of 'sensitive' internal communications straight out the door without really looking at any of it in particular.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The GOP donor who recently admitted to seeking Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers has killed himself.

    BEST H*CK EVAH!

  • Rich||

    "Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents," Watson wrote. "Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members. The Government's definition excludes them. That simply cannot be."

    What are "kissing cousins", chopped liver?

  • ThomasD||

    MIXED METAPHOR ALERT!!!!

  • Rhywun||

    grandparents are the epitome of close family members

    Those old people who flew up from Florida a couple times when I was real little? Yeah, "epitome".

  • Jerryskids||

    The question is, is immigration going to ignore the law according to Trump or ignore the law according to this judge? What if they just split the difference and ignore the law according to both of them and just do as they please?

  • Dillinger||

    >>>What are "kissing cousins"

    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt...assuming they kissed

  • Rich||

    A man trapped inside an ATM machine was able to get rescued by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

    *Freshly printed* notes, no doubt.

  • Dillinger||

    >>> by slipping "Help me" notes out of the bill slot.

    homie got *IN* an ATM machine?

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    Chinese scientists just teleported an object into Earth's orbit for the first time

    Pardon my ignorance, but don't I teleport photons every time I turn on a damn flashlight?

  • Zeb||

    They probably should have picked a different word that hasn't been used so much in science fiction. It's not really teleporting an object so much as a quantum state. It won't lead to "beam me up", but has some interesting potential for computing and encryption.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    +1 ansible

  • Ron||

    "A judge says grandparents and other extended relatives of Americans are exempt from President Trump's travel ban."

    interesting since more often than not its been relatives of legal residents that have caused problems.
    It like when criminals send the good relative in to buy a gun legally.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Monthly Federal Spending Tops $400B for First Time. In fact, the insane figure of almost $429 billion is how much the feds spent in the month of June.

    Jesus H. Christ you worthless sorry-ass spineless republicans in congress, cut some fucking spending, now. I don't give a damn how much the fake libertarian shitbags like Steve Chapman and Pete Suderman cry about it!

  • Libertarian||

    Question: are sexbots going to come with some little slip of paper stuffed somewhere, saying something like "Inspected by #47"?

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    They started to do that, but stopped when all the slips of paper started overflowing.

  • Dillinger||

    if sexbots are American made, will they be less expensive than sexhumans?

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