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ICE Raids Target Sanctuary Cities, DOJ Seeks Facebook Info on Anti-Trump Activists, Cop Can't Sue Black Lives Matter: A.M. Links

  • Pa Wire/ZUMA Press/NewscomPa Wire/ZUMA Press/NewscomImmigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 167 people around Los Angeles yesterday as part of an effort to target sanctuary cities and counties. Around 500 people were arrested in the efforts this week.
  • A Baton Rouge police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter over his injury at a 2016 protest against police brutality. "Although many entities have utilized the phrase 'black lives matter' in their titles or business designations, 'black lives matter' itself is not an entity of any sort," wrote U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.
  • The Department of Justice is demanding Facebook turn over information on three users who were active in anti-Trump "resistance" groups off and online. "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.
  • "Was Hugh Hefner good for the ladies?"
  • A federal appeals court ruling on D.C. gun laws could send the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • HHS Secretary Tom Price is promising to pay back the cost of private charter planes he took.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Turn your clocks to ENB Time.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Picture, if you will, President Trump is visiting the Paralympic Games. The national anthem starts to play for the American team but, lo and behold, the president notes that some of the athletes are not standing. Former President Obama is also there, and sees a furious Trump going immediately for his Twitter account. Obama gets on his Blackberry and emails Hillary's bathroom that watching the current president put his foot in his mouth is like the Special Olympics. Meanwhile, Congress has finished its tax overhaul. Everyone now pays a flat rate of 50% but every taxpayer gets a $1,000 tax credit for each vote they give an incumbent on Election Day. Then someone adds a rider to the bill resurrecting Cash for Clunkers, but this time the clunkers refers to legislation Congress fails to pass.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    So truthful it's chilling.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Fist of the North Star

  • Rat on a train||

    Vote early, vote often.

  • Bee Tagger||

    I'm typing on one knee to protest late Friday links.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    No, type on your keyboard or you won't have any more comments registering.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Time sensitivity is an oppressive tool of the patriarchy.

    P.S.: I really do miss the Friday Funnies. They were pretty much the best part of Reason.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    At least we still have you.

  • Radioactive||

    but do we really have the real you?

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I am guessing it's gonna be about a week until you get banned again.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Baton Rouge police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter over his injury at a 2016 protest against police brutality.

    So police and BLM can have at each other since it's been established neither group can be held accountable to the other.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Dude might get more respect if he asked for 'reparations'.

  • Bee Tagger||

    A federal appeals court ruling on D.C. gun laws could send the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Do you just copy and paste this every couple of years?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    They have a script running on the Reason server that automatically does that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Department of Justice is demanding Facebook turn over information on three users who were active in anti-Trump resistance groups off and online.

    ATTACK WATCH!

  • Bee Tagger||

    HHS Secretary Tom Price is promising to pay back the cost of private charter planes he took.

    Yeah, that's the problem everyone has with this.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That's some meaty links, ENB, but worth the wait? I dunno.

    "Although many entities have utilized the phrase 'black lives matter' in their titles or business designations, 'black lives matter' itself is not an entity of any sort," wrote U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.

    Black Lives Matter Matters!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    HHS Secretary Tom Price is promising to pay back the cost of private charter planes he took.

    As soon as he can find the HHS checkbook.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "'black lives matter' itself is not an entity of any sort," wrote U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.

    Not all US District Judges

  • Aloysious||

    Sex links:

    South African man is jailed for having sex with a DONKEY after witch doctor told him it would make him a stronger man

    A South African man has been jailed for having sex with a donkey after a witch doctor told him it would make him stronger.
    Ntando Mankungwini, 23, ushered two donkeys away from their herd in a secluded area of Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    He had sex with one before the grandson of the donkeys' owner chased him away thinking he was stealing the animals.
  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Hey! Are you stealing that donkey?"

    "No. Worse."

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Also, you wouldn't think a guy whose last name is Man Kung Weenie would need to worry about strength.

  • Zeb||

    So, did it work?

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    It only works if you keep at it regularly.

  • Mickey Rat||

    ...and the witch doctor had a hearty laugh at his own old school trolling.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "And while you're screwing the donkey, chant the magic phrase 'aya m'sofa king s'too ped' or it won't work."

  • Lily Bulero||

    Never consult a witch doctor if you're behind on your witch doctor bill.

  • Lily Bulero||

    He might have been able to pay if he'd found a witch doctor who was in his network.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    If you like your witch doctor, you'll be able to keep your witch doctor.

  • Libertarian||

    You laugh, but once we get universal care, witch doctors and homeopathy are just a matter of time.

  • Lily Bulero||

    And the witch doctor in the story will be covered in the Bronze plan.

  • Lily Bulero||

    "Honey, I said you should marry a *rich* doctor!"

  • Libertarian||

    Are we sure that he screwed the donkey? In South Africa, donkey screws YOU!

  • Hank Stamper||

    Probably an unlicensed witch doctor. When will they pass a common sense witch doctor control laws?

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Is anyone else curious what he was planning to do with the second donkey?

  • Lord_at_War||

    Dinner?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Ass to mouth?

    Heyoo!

  • Libertarian||

    I heard ass sex was popular these days.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    What a jackass!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 167 people around Los Angeles yesterday as part of an effort to target sanctuary cities and counties.

    Who care? Juice this story up with who knelt when and maybe I'll take notice.

  • Homple||

    Places that announce that they're harboring people subject to rest invite getting those people arrested.

  • damikesc||

    Yeah, not sure what the city or state thought would happen. If they won't ask about citizenship at arrest, then ICE will do that job for them. As we learned under Obama, states cannot change immigration policy.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.

    What, like they were going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by an administration they're NOT protesting?

  • Bee Tagger||

    The Red Herring Scare

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Well... yeah.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.

    If only facebook was a public utility, we wouldnt be burdened with the knowledge this request was made and rubber stamped.

  • ||

    If only facebook was a public utility, we wouldnt be burdened with the knowledge this request was made and rubber stamped.

    You joke. NPR the other day had a credentialed legal analyst of some sort say that we may have to do this. That Facebook is effectively fostering speech that they themselves can't control and that it may have to be taken over like Ma Bell.

    Sometimes I have to turn NPR off and focus on not steering into oncoming traffic.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting," said ACLU attorney Scott Michelman.

    You don't know. They might be renditioned to black sites overseas.

  • Aloysious||

    Have fun Rufus.

    Canada set to remove drunk canoeing as an impaired driving offence

    It's still a terrible idea, but it may no longer run you the risk of having your driver's licence suspended and car impounded
    Knocking back a few brews and taking the canoe out for a paddle is still a terrible idea, but it may no longer run you the risk of having your driver's licence suspended and car impounded.

    As the federal government moves to tighten impaired driving laws ahead of the legalization of marijuana, it's also clearing up a grey area in the Criminal Code that has seen police hand out drunk driving charges to tipsy canoeists.

    Police can still lay other charges for being intoxicated in public, but impaired driving charges trigger harsh provincial penalties such as automatic driver's licence suspensions, steep fines, demerit points, ignition unlocking devices and vehicle impoundment.

    There have been numerous such charges against canoeists in Ontario, where police vigorously patrol the waterways throughout the summer and the provincial government has stated that canoes, kayaks and even inflatable rafts all count under impaired driving laws.
  • Zeb||

    It's a great idea. Maybe not if it's your first time in a boat or something.

  • Lily Bulero||

    They're not proposing to legalize it, simply to stop taking the offenders' driving privileges and cars away.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Unless it's winter.

  • Zeb||

    Well, then it's just called "ice fishing".

  • Rebel Scum||

    "What is particularly chilling about these warrants is that anti-administration political activists are going to have their political associations and views scrutinized by the very administration they are protesting,"

    Uh huh...

    demanding Facebook turn over information on three users who were active in anti-Trump "resistance" groups off and online.

    It's not like these "resistance" groups have shown a propensity for violence or anything that would warrant an investigation.

  • ||

    Parents take note: Thomas the Tank Engine stories are Orwell's 1984 for toddlers.

  • Lily Bulero||

    I'd forgotten how cool those episodes were:

    "In one episode, a manager tells a showoff engine named Smudger that he's going to "make him useful at last," and then turns Smudger into a generator, never to move again. (There are several "R.I.P. Smudger" tribute videos on YouTube.) In another episode, a double-decker bus named Bulgy comes to the station and talks about revolution—"Free the roads from railway tyranny!" he cries. He is quickly labelled a "scarlet deceiver," trapped under a bridge, and turned into a henhouse. A recurring storyline involves the "troublesome trucks," which are disciplined into fearful obedience through public, symbolic punishments. Their leader, S. C. Ruffey, is pulled in two different directions until he breaks into pieces—"I guess the lesson is that if someone is bullying you, kill them?" a YouTube commenter writes—and, in another episode, a "spiteful" brake van is crushed into bits."

  • Lily Bulero||

    "female passenger coaches named Annie and Clarabel...are awarded to Thomas as prizes after he helps with a train breakdown."

    ...followed by a scene of a train going into a couple tunnels, amirite?

  • John||

    Thomas is a little bit past my time as a child. But, I had no idea they were that cool. Also, George Carlin did the narration in them. George Carlin, Trains and stomping on commie wannabe revolutionary trucks and buses; what is not to love?

  • The Brakeless MAGA Train||

    and the theme song is pretty sweet.

  • Lily Bulero||

    A certain type of kid - let's call them "boys" - enjoy (a) trains and (b) watching malefactors get their comeuppance.

  • Lily Bulero||

    As an experiment, why not give some boys the choice between watching He Man beat up Skeletor, or watching the Care Bears Hugging Special.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Can't I enjoy both?

  • ||

    Also, George Carlin did the narration in them.

    George Carlin did the narration in some of them. Alec Baldwin and Ringo Starr played as the conductor as well. Peter Fonda starred in the movie. Hardly a bastion of Commie-stomping. Lot's of British Imperialist undertones.

    As Lily Bulero points out - steam power, straight lines/queues, prioritization of efficiency and productivity, punishing of dissidents... plenty of things to love that can easily be extrapolated one way or the other.

  • John||

    As Lily Bulero points out - steam power, straight lines/queues, prioritization of efficiency and productivity, punishing of dissidents

    It was a show after my heart.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Now I know where China Mieville got the inspiration for Perdido Street Station.

  • Mike Laursen||

    And we must never forget poor Henry bricked up in a tunnel. Sir Topham Hatt is a sociopath.

  • Aloysious||

    Sex links. I'm gpnna say this one is NSFW because pictures.

    Cream-filled penis waffles all the rage in Bangkok, but some people are raging mad

    They say all publicity is good publicity and that may be the case this week for dick-shaped waffle vendor Ketnita Prasertsomboon. Her waffles are exploding, going viral on social media as well as in the mouths of fans at Bankok's Indy Market.

    Though lots of cute young Thais have been posting photos and videos of themselves licking, eating, and loving the waffles, not everyone is a fan of the sexy, cheeky treats, reported Khaosod English.
  • Jerryskids||

    The problem with releasing all that pent-up anger is that 20 minutes later you're engorged with anger and ready to go again.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Is this an Oriental food joke or a refractory period joke? It works either way.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I don't like anything that encourages the use of teeth.

  • Jerryskids||

    A Baton Rouge police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter

    The Alt-Right breathes a sigh of relief.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Libertarians have more in common with the alt-right than they want you to think

    .........

    It was the very bareness of the idea of self-interest and liberty as such that allowed Chris Cantwell, the weeping neo-Nazi made infamous in Vice's coverage of Charlottesville (and avid reader of Hoppe and Rothbard) to make conceptual space for racism: "People should be free to exercise complete control over their own person and property. If blacks are committing crimes, or Jews are spreading communism, discriminating against them is the right of any property owner."

    It's a quick step from here to full-on white nationalism, which interprets history and politics as the story of different races pursuing their collective self-interest. It shouldn't come as a great surprise that enshrining self-interest as the core of morality would lead to a cynical worldview that takes all action to be struggle or manipulation. The "liberty" of libertarianism is merely negative; and a mind guided with the mere concept of its own interest can be led to anything or to nothing. For this reason, the intellectual wasteland of libertarianism continues to provide a safe space for fascists: It simply has philosophical room for them, and no particular injunctions to turn them away.

    https://goo.gl/WPjf9i

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Self-evidently stupid article, and already covered by Reason over a month ago (and several times since).

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Article is dated Sep 19, 2017.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    So it's not a very original article, either.

  • Lily Bulero||

    "It shouldn't come as a great surprise that enshrining self-interest as the core of morality would lead to a cynical worldview that takes all action to be struggle or manipulation."

    But enough about socialism and organized class-envy.

  • The Brakeless MAGA Train||

    it has more in common because it lets people do what they want with their own property.

    solid logic. I see you're still as retarded as ever.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    When I got involved with libertarianism in the 80s it was all about laissez faire pro-drug, small government philosophy.

    Now there is a big component of race-based conservatism with little regard to what we cared about back then. And Trump has a significant "libertarian" fandom as he bases his whole philosophy on race division.

  • The Brakeless MAGA Train||

    I'm sorry the libertarians broke up with you. maybe you should get over it.

  • ||

    Libertarianism was cool until disaffected losers from the other tribe showed up.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Why don't you stop hiding behind a new username and tell us who you are. At least Buttplug doesn't keep changing his name.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    It's Randian, IIRC.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    snoooooooooze

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "the story of different races pursuing their collective self-interest."

    Tribalism and collectivism. The antithesis of libertarianism.

    A retard writes an analysis of a retard's philosophy and a third retard quotes it. Great job buttplug. I thought you were the only true libertarian lurking here.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Which is what the Left promotes for every racial, sexual, and ethnic identity group except for straight white males.

    It is evil for all or evil for none, but you cannot have a double standard.

  • damikesc||

    It's a quick step from here to full-on white nationalism, which interprets history and politics as the story of different races pursuing their collective self-interest.

    How is this different than, say, Critical Race Theory et al?

  • Cyto||

    So, WaPo has an article about how bad Hugh Hefner was. Ok. Interesting, I guess.

    Then in the suggested articles below..... another hit piece.

    Someone over at WaPo really has a hardon for Hugh.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Larry Flynt is the true freedom fighter and pro female icon. Hef was just a warm-up act.

  • John||

    Nothing says hero and freedom fighter like molesting your daughter.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    A few years ago, one of the commenters revealed that he had worked on porn shoots at various times, and confirmed that a lot of the women who go into the business tend to be pretty messed up emotionally and suffer from all sorts of addictive behaviors. Jenna Jameson's autobiography was a textbook case of someone who had a fucked-up childhood and subsequently gravitated into porn.

    It's not a business that mentally healthy people tend to flock towards as a career, no matter how much its advocates try to spin it as an empowering industry.

  • Lily Bulero||

    Give him a bit of space to be dead for a while before doing the hit-pieces.

    Let's not be Christopher Hitchens, amusing as his the obits he wrote were.

  • John||

    Hitchens was so overrated. All he ever did was cleverly articulate how wonderful Christopher Hitchens was and how awful everyone else was. With the lone exception of Islam, he was wrong on virtually everything. The guy was an unrepentant socialist until the day he did. Wow, he figured out Muslims were crazy and dangerous and not the wonderful brown people the left claimed them to be. What a genius.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    No one could eviscerate a fake asshole-type like Hitch - from Mother Theresa to Jerry Falwell. He was on target.

  • Lily Bulero||

    He was an experienced polemicist from his Trot days and his academic training.

    If need be, he could "make the worse appear the better cause."

    When he was right - which sometimes kind of happened - he could come up with some good lines.

    I can say all this because he's been dead for a while and the moratorium of criticizing the dead has expired in his case.

  • John||

    You pretty much sum up Hitchens' career. I judge a writer by whether he entertained me or made me any smarter. Hitchens wasn't the worst because he could be mildly entertaining at times. I read a lot of his writing because he could be entertaining. But rarely did I walk away from it any smarter for having read it. It was the literary equivalent of cheap takeout food. It tastes good and everyone enjoys it but ultimately not very sustaining and a guilty pleasure. The only thing I ever read of his that really impressed me was his description of the tyranny of his English boarding school and how the point of tyranny is for it to arbitrary, thus everyone lives in fear of its wrath. That was a pretty smart take.

  • Lily Bulero||

    The Dark Side of Harry Potter - magic wedgie spells cast from a distance, summoning the Furies to take away unpopular students' lunches, underclassmen turned into mice to be chased by cats...

  • Citizen X - #6||

    All Muslims? Every single one?

    Hitchens also said "the four most overrated things in the world are champagne, lobster, anal sex, and picnics." He was correct there, too, with the exception of picnics.

  • Lily Bulero||

    Did he do all four at once? That would be quite a picnic.

  • Lily Bulero||

    By the way, I never get invited to those kind of picnics.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Two words: ants EVERYWHERE.

  • John||

    I can't speak to anal sex. Picnics suck. Lobster is mildly overrated and champagne is the food of the Gods. The fact that Hitchens put champagne on that list shows he was just another drunken yabo. Go drink your bitters and shut up Chris.

  • Lily Bulero||

    True story* these guys lost 20% of their revenue after Hitchens' death.

    *not really

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    You expect us to believe that none of the big girls you have entertained over the years ever invited you up through the service entrance?

  • John||

    Mean Girl,

    You are free to have whatever sick fantasies about me you want. It is the internet after all. What works for you pal.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I am just trying not to feel all this pity for you. You know what Ayn Rand said about pity.

  • John||

    Pity? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    John, you're just going to have to live with the fact that your love of plus-size ladies is Hit'n'Run canon.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Hey, those are four of my favorite things.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "Hitchens was so overrated."

    You should change your handle to 'Hitchens'.

  • John||

    Whoever said I was ever rated much less overrated?

  • Tom Bombadil||

    You come across as a blithering know-it-all, so I guess you said it, implicitly anyway.

  • John||

    I only come across as a know it all, because you don't know much and are easily impressed. Try learning a bit more and I will just come across as a knowledgeable person.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    And you make my point.

    Are you still in the dark about why you got expelled from the Glibs?

  • John||

    I am not in the dark at all. The only thing that is mysterious is why they invited me. They just want people to kiss their ass and never question the received wisdom. That is, of course, their right. Why they would want me when that was their goal is a bit of a mystery.

    And if you don't like having your petty insult hurled back at you, hurl them at someone else because I give as good as I get. You are the one that came along and insulted me for no apparent reason. If you want to have a serious conversation, start one. If you want to have a snark fest, fine but understand the snark is going both ways. So, spare me your whining when it does.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    I did not insult you for no apparent reason. (well, I guess it's not apparent to you).

    I insulted you because you are (I repeat) a blithering know-it-all.

    There has been no whining on my part. Whining is when you complain that someone is treating you badly. I have made no such complaint.

    You are tiresome, a bore. I have read your bullshit for years. I have heard you pretend to be an expert on topics you clearly are ignorant of. Topics which I actually have true first hand knowledge of.

    So, a suggestion: It's not necessary that you opine on everything. Less is More as the saying goes.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "I am not in the dark at all. "

    Strange, you have previously mentioned a few times (like when you showed up back here after a long absence) that it is a mystery to you why the Glibs expelled you. So what is it? You know, or don't know?

  • John||

    I insulted you because you are (I repeat) a blithering know-it-all.

    And you are clearly a know nothing idiot uncomfortable with people who do know anything. So what is your point?

    You are tiresome, a bore.

    Then don't read my posts. And if you think that I am wrong about something, say why. You don't seem to do that, however. You don't seem to say much of anything or add to the conversation in any significant way. The problem isn't' that I am a know it all. The problem is you don't like my opinions and are not smart enough to effectively explain why or disprove them. And to that I say, it sucks to be stupid.

    And no, I am not going to say less. I will continue to say exactly what I want when I want. I am sorry but I don't' make allowances for stupid people or take their opinions into account. If you don't like that, too bad. Go fuck yourself or find someone who cares.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Well, welcome back anyway. You were gone for such a long time. I guess you were hanging out with those ignorant echo chamber Glibs. But of course, you being so smart must have seen what they were like. How strange that you didn't come running back here until they booted you.

  • John||

    If you don't like me, don't respond to me. I really don't know what else to tell you or what you want.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    I want you to post much less, specifically more intelligently about topics you are actually knowledgeable about. That is what I want.

  • John||

    How does it feel to want? If you are so concerned about the intelligence of my posts, then explain why you think they are not intelligent. Take your best shot. I would love to hear what you have to say. And if you make a good point, I will be happy to concede it.

  • Cyto||

    Or, ya know, like, don't read them. We have the Reasonable plug-in for just such an eventuality too.

    Agree, disagree or just plain dislike him, John is definitely not a troll, so what's the point in being a griefer? Just because he has a pathological penchant for argument, for good or ill? That pretty much describes the entire internet posting community.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    All he ever did was cleverly articulate how wonderful Christopher Hitchens was and how awful everyone else was.

    I'll give him some credit for treating Bill Maher's audience with the contempt they deserve.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Yesterday's heroic freedom fighter is tomorrow's kulak. That's how the disciples of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Alinsky roll. Always have, and always will.

  • Rebel Scum||

    D.C.'s local government to require licensed gun owners to provide a "good reason"

    Having to obtain a license is unconstitutional in the first place. Having to provide a "good reason" is just extra bs.

    The city's current law says that resident who want to legally carry a concealed firearm must first demonstrate that they have "good reason to fear injury," the Post reported, adding that living or working "in a high crime area" was not necessarily a good enough reason.

    You'd think that would be the perfect reason, but it's not bc fytw.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Did this happen in another city? I swear I saw this awhile back. Though maybe I just took wild, stupid guesses and predicted future DC policy.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    The Department of Justice is demanding Facebook turn over information on three users who were active in anti-Trump "resistance" groups off and online.

    They just want to make sure the anti-Trump groups are paying taxes properly.

  • Lily Bulero||

    What kind of "resistance?"

  • Domestic Dissident||

    I looked over at the NFL thread and see that "Michael Hihn" has now decided to start posting as "David Nolan".

  • John||

    In some ways, I feel sorry for the NFL players. A lot of these guys are lucky to be able to write their names. And they are being conned and peer pressured by a bunch of race hustlers into destroying their livelihood. Many of them really are not smart enough to understand that they get paid because fans pay to see them play not because they are good at what they do or great athletes. The best swimmers or Greco Roman wrestlers are great athletes too. And they don't make seven or eight-figure salaries. Here is a guy telling the fans to not come to the games if they don't like the protests.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09.....-the-game/

    Dude, those people are the reason you get paid.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    El Presidente is calling for all the kneelers to be fired. If Obama had intruded into private sector behavior like that the riff-raff would have all had conniption fits.

  • John||

    Sucks to be Obama I guess. It is not Trump's fault he is a more effective at manipulating the media cycle.

  • Rebel Scum||

    intruded into private sector

    Stating and opinion is not "intruding in the private sector".

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Calling for mass employee firings is.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Again, and try to keep up, stating an opinion is not "intruding" on the private sector.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    And the riff-raff went ballistic when Obama simply stated that taxes paid for the roads corporations use.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Yes, that's what he simply stated. Are you still claiming to be the true libertarian here?

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Phrasing

  • lap83||

    In some ways, I feel sorry for the NFL players.

    Agreed. I think a lot of people kind of feel sorry for them too, otherwise I'd expect to see more snarky jokes about brain damage.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Here is a guy telling the fans to not come to the games if they don't like the protests.

    It's amazing how these guys can't stop themselves from emptying entire mags into their feet. Telling the fans to fuck off is not the way to ensure that you can keep supporting your immediate family and the 50 "cousins" who suddenly appeared after you got that big payday.

  • John||

    Is everyone ready for the coming hoards of angry retards? November 4th is just over a month away.

    http://www.infowars.com/antifa.....overnment/

    This is infowars. So, take it for what it is worth, though the citation to the Revolutionary Communist website seems legit. How can people be this stupid and delusion and not be locked in an institution? Beyond the millions of armed rednecks out there dreaming of the day they can kill a commie hippie, there is something like a million or more cops in this country. And not a single one of them is going to join your "ferocious struggle" against "the unrelenting terror of the Trump Administration". They are just going to come and beat you over the head and send you to prison or if you are not lucky just shoot you 40 or 50 times, because every cop within a five-block radius emptying their service weapon in a single suspect is how cops roll. This is is going to be tragic comic.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Shoot you, or shoot at you 40-50 times? Important only to department supply clerk . 50 hits implies 500 rounds fired in cop world.

  • John||

    Yes, it does. Every cop in five blocks emptying his service weapon in your general direction means 500 rounds fired of which maybe forty or fifty hit you.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    This is why LEO says "good shoot" instead of "good shot" or "good shooting".

  • Cyto||

    For the newbies running about, this is hyperbolic, but not entirely inaccurate.

    I always think of Jose Guerrena - shot in his entry hallway by a SWAT team serving a "knock and announce" warrant that was caught on video. They unloaded over 70 rounds at him from about 15 feet away, hitting him 22 times, but mostly in the arms and legs. (for bonus points they refused to allow the EMTs on the scene to treat him for a couple of hours while he bled out - all while his wife is on with 911 begging for help)

    But you could pick any one of dozens of others. Like Amadou Diallo - 41 shots from a range of about ten feet on a front porch... armed with a wallet... about half landed.

  • Lily Bulero||

    "This is infowars. So, take it for what it is worth, though the citation to the Revolutionary Communist website seems legit."

    Then might I suggest you skip the infowars link and go straight to the commie site?

  • John||

    Because the infowars site contains other information, of which the commie website seems to be the most obviously legit.

  • Lily Bulero||

    I'm just saying, go straight to the legit (or *comparatively* legit) website - no need to mention you learned about it from infowars, let the commies speak for themselves.

    Simply my 2 cents.

  • Zeb||

    Even if they are serious, there's probably, what, a few hundred antifa and revolutionary commies with the balls and commitment to actually try something beyond their usual minor street violence.

  • Lily Bulero||

    If they're serious, they may be looking for martyrs to confirm the Violence Inherent in the System.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Red Lives Matter!

  • Lily Bulero||

    The Reds don't seem to think so.

    More like Leading Cadres Lives Matter, foot soldiers...not so much, not if they can be useful as Glorious Martyrs to the Cause.

  • John||

    Darkness at Noon was more or less a true story. Sorry Comrade, the cause requires that you be convicted and executed for a crime you didn't commit.

  • Lily Bulero||

    The RCP's rivals in the 1970s - the Communist Workers' Party - made the mistake of putting several of their best and brightest (comparatively speaking) in the front lines of a confrontation with the Klan in Greensboro, NC. The big boss wasn't there, but several key leaders were killed. Playing up the martyr angle wasn't able to make up for the loss of much of their key players.

    The RCP may learn from this and put only the really dumb and disposable ones on the front lines, while the key leaders sit at home sipping chardonnay.

    Then if the dumb followers get killed, they can get the martyr treatment, and the Gullible Stream Media can do soft-focus pieces on the dead guys ("Bob Communist was a family man who was planning, before his life was tragically cut off, to marry the mother of most of his children. His weeping ex-girlfriend praised Bob as an "idealist" who "really cared about stuff.")

  • John||

    Islamic terrorist organizations have figured this out as well. The 911 hijackers had a couple of leaders who were no kidding smart and dangerous terrorists. The rest of them were goons, most of whom thought they were just hijacking a plane and didn't know it was going to be flown into the World Trade Center. Notice, none of the real leaders of these organizations are ever out actually martyring themselves for the jihad.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I can't even tell who the Reds are anymore.

  • John||

    No. This reminds me of Bill Ayers "Days of Rage". In 1968, Ayers and his band of angry retards decided they were going to start the revolution by attacking some upscale neighborhood in Chicago. They showed up, busted a few car windows and set some things on fire and then got their asses kicked by the cops causing Ayers to "go underground". Pathetic is the only word to describe it.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Have you been watching Burns' Vietnam series? The main antiwar radical that they interviewed noted that the more militant the anti-war movement became, the less public support they received. He obviously said this in hindsight, but it's notable in that a lot of leftists are going out of their way to try and distance themselves from antifa. They don't want to be caught up in the association when these 'tards finally do chimp out and start going after normies instead of Nazi LARPers.

  • John||

    I have not been watching it but that doesn't surprise me. I said a while ago that the left is going to end up Nixonizing Trump but not in the way they want to. Nixon went from winning a very close election to being re-elected in a 49 state landslide because the left got so out of control that the choice was Nixon or the rampaging hippie masses. They are going to do exactly the same, though I doubt any President could win 49 states today, for Trump. People don't want the violent revolution. And if you really look like a threat to peace and stability, they will vote for virtually anyone who pledges to stop you.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    In some ways, this is far, far worse than "Days of Rage". Bill Ayers didn't have significant allies in the mainstream media and the Deep State. He didn't have billionaire funders (other than his daddy, who was chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison.) On the other hand, he did have the discontent created by the Viet Nam war and the draft going for him.

  • John||

    This is true. Ayers was one group of retards in one place. Antifa is much larger and much more widespread. This is more like 100 Days of Rage. But, the result is going to be the same. They are going to get their asses kicked and end up dead or in prison.

  • John||

    This is true. Ayers was one group of retards in one place. Antifa is much larger and much more widespread. This is more like 100 Days of Rage. But, the result is going to be the same. They are going to get their asses kicked and end up dead or in prison.

  • lap83||

    A Saturday? Wow, they're really going to phone that one in. "Hey, if all you racists aren't at the mall or lounging around at home that day can you come to our protest to be harangued? K, thanx"

  • ||

    Double fail considering the 5th of November.

  • Rebel Scum||

    "the unrelenting terror of the Trump Administration"

    They never shy from hyperbole based on an unfounded premise, do they?

    This is is going to be tragic comic.

    *If* anyone actually shows up.

  • John||

    Some of them will show up. They are so stupid they have no idea what they are doing or the consequences of their actions. It is like the idiots who rioted at the inauguration. Two hundred and forty of those boneheads are up on felony rioting charges. A conviction for felony rioting has a minimum mandatory of a year in federal prison. A bunch of them jumped bail and didn't show up to the court date. That is another year right there. And federal warrants don't go away. At some point, they will get pulled over in a traffic stop or arrested for something else and have the federal marshals show up to take their sorry asses back to DC. Unlike the states, the feds have a huge marshal service and actually go and get those wanted on federal warrants. They just pissed away their lives for nothing.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I know I'll be there.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Events happening on November 4 throughout history:
    1529 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested
    1576 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp
    1646 Massachusetts uses death penalty for denying that Holy Bible is God's word
    1675 Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
    1841 First wagon train arrives in California
    1854 Lighthouse built on Alcatraz Island
    1862 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis
    1903 Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
    1918 The Allied armistice with Austria-Hungary, signed 3 November, goes into effect
    1921 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

    ...Ding ding ding.... winners!

  • John||

    http://www.breitbart.com/sport.....al-anthem/

    White sports writer demands black hockey player throw away his career and likely risk real physical harm in the name of racial politics. It is apparently Sudden's duty to sacrifice for the writer's principles. Behold the epic smugness of these two paragraphs.

    So no, P.K. Subban will not be the guy who takes the knee and makes the stand. P.K. Subban is the guy who decided, with his team, not to do so, and then told a room without cameras rolling that he would never protest during the anthem.

    Sorry if this let you down, because you believed an outspoken player like Subban would stand in solidarity with other pro athletes, or would symbolically share your political beliefs through his actions.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I's sick of hearing about BLM and the white assholes who deny cops are more brutal to blacks.

  • John||

    And damn those uppity negros who won't do their duty and speak up about it. Right, shreek?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Being a black hockey player is already more revolutionary than any of these other protests.

  • Rich||

    "'black lives matter' itself is not an entity of any sort," wrote U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.

    With all due respect, Judge, that's worse than writing "it's 3/5 of an entity".

  • John||

    +1

  • lap83||

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/0.....wo.twitter

    As part of national Read a Book Day, the first lady sent a number of Dr Seuss titles to schools across the nation, selecting one school from each state to receive the books.

    Liz Phipps Soeiro, the school librarian for Cambridgeport Elementary School, announced in an open letter to Trump that she would not be accepting the gift because her school was not in need of the additional books, also telling the first lady that "Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché."

    Ew, books that kids actually like? How gauche. We only let them read postmodern poetry and Howard Zinn

  • John||

    The idea of something being "cliche" to a seven-year-old child is hilarious. Hey, lady, they are children. It's all new to them, you vicious half wit.

  • Lily Bulero||

    They said he was a woman by divine plan
    But inside the woman there was a man
    They marched and marched, the transphobes got frightened
    They decided to become enlightened
    They said "we'll do whatever we can
    To help out this nice trans man."
    They cut off his boobs - they were not small -
    They gave the transman a dick and balls.
    The transman thought it was all sweet
    With his dick and balls he was complete.

  • John||

    I don't know if you wrote that, but that is awesome. If you did, bravo.

  • Lily Bulero||

    That was mine, I shudder to think there's someone else perverse enough to write that.

  • lap83||

    nice

  • John||

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/.....nal-anthem

    The country divided over anthem protests. This is why you don't make politics a part of your business. You are guaranteed to offend someone no matter what position you take. The NFL is screwed. If they don't stop the protests a significant portion of their customer base and going to leave them. If they do, a smaller but still likely significant portion of their customer base will leave them. This is going to cost them hundreds of millions or maybe even billions of dollars in lost advertising and TV revenues. Colin Kaepernick may have done more economic damage to his employer than any employee who wasn't a CEO or didn't end up in prison has in history.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Prediction: The peak for a Superbowl ad of $5 million/30 second spot record set in 2017 will never be exceeded (in constant $).

    It's going to be a buyer's market in 2018 no matter what.

    I have friends who say all this is going to pass, that it's just a passing story in the news cycle. What they fail to recognize is that the stadiums are filled by fans who actually identify with their teams. However, their sports team affinity is typically far weaker than their familial, religious, ideological, and national affinities. The bad behavior of sports stars, the price gouging by team owners, and the recognition that football's health consequences have already weakened the affinity that many fans have had with their favorite football team. By publicly dissing the symbols of country that fans love, NFL players kill the goose that lays the golden eggs for them.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 167 people around Los Angeles yesterday as part of an effort to target sanctuary cities and counties. Around 500 people were arrested in the efforts this week.
    Good. Deport all illegals.

    "Despite President Donald Trump's push for tougher immigration enforcement, U.S. agents are on pace to deport fewer people in the government's 2017 fiscal year than during the same period last year, the latest statistics show."
    "As of Sept. 9, three weeks before the end of the 2017 fiscal year, ICE had deported 211,068 immigrants, according to the most recent figures provided by the agency. ICE removed 240,255 people during the government's 2016 fiscal year."
    Trump deportations
    These are the kind of lies the media shovels. The full 2016 fiscal year for the fed is 12 months October to October. Trump was not president until Jan. 20, 2017 meaning he had 4 less months to deport people in fiscal year 2017.

  • John||

    One man's sanctuary city is another man's honey trap.

  • Lily Bulero||

    There's still a day left in Banned Books Week - is Reason covering it?

    Schoolkids get brownie points by reading from banned books, so let's get cracking. Here are some books to read from:

    Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, banned by the Roman Congregation of the Index in 1827.

    Bogg-witticisms, a collection of Irish jokes, banned in the British Isles around 1687

    Mein Kampf, banned in Austria and Poland after WWII

    Come on, kids, stand up for the freedom to read! Your librarians will thank you!

  • Lily Bulero||

    Bonus points for reading the really dirty parts in Critique of Pure Reason.

  • John||

    They are even dirtier in their original German.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    "Just as for the cognition of an object distinct from me I also need an intuition in addition to the thinking of an object in general (in the category), through which I determine that general concepts, so for the cognition of myself I also need an addition to the consciousness, kant-silhouette-75x134or in addition to that which I think myself, an intuition of the manifold in me, through which I determine this thought; and I exist as an intelligence that is merely conscious of its faculty for combination but which, in regard to the manifold that is to combine, is subject to a limiting condition that it calls inner sense, which can make that combination intuitable only in accordance with temporal relations that lie entirely outside of the concepts of the understanding proper, and that can therefore still cognize itself merely as it appears to itself with regard to an intuition (which is not intellectual and capable of being given through the understanding itself), not as it would cognize itself if its intuitions were intellectual."

    A single sentence out of Kant's Critique.

  • Lily Bulero||

    Hey, check this out!

    You can do a 3-minute reading from a banned book and upload the result on YouTube - although I get the impression that the organizers of Banned Books Week will review the video for suitability.

    Looking through Wikipedia's "List of Books Banned by Governments," we see

    American Psycho
    The Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Arthur Butz [Holocaust revisionism]
    Little Black Sambo
    Lolita
    Mirror of the Polish Crown [banned for anti-Semitism]
    The 120 Days of Sodom, by the Marquis de Sade
    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
    The Truth about Muhammad, by Robert Spencer

    Have fun, kids!

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    "" 'black lives matter' itself is not an entity of any sort," wrote U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.""

    So I guess Judge Jackson has never heard of charges filed against some amount of money.

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