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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement is publishing sensitive information about both undocumented immigrants and the people who call to complain about them.

    Welcome to deep state retaliation.

  • ||

    Hello.

    Maybe that's the way to go. Chisel away at Obamacare and eventually it'll make like Simon Phoenix.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Picture, if you will, President Trump is playing Augusta in the hope of winning a green jacket for victims in Las Vegas. As he is telling the assembled reporters that Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose were literally just the calm before the storm, he notices that his caddy, Rex Tillerson, has pulled the flag out of the hole and is holding it for another member of the foursome, Cam Newton, who is on a knee lining up his putt. The president immediately begins to tweet his outrage at this unpatriotic scene but he is interrupted by an instagram from ISIS claiming responsibility for Newton's misogyny. Meanwhile, Congress finally passes common sense Cash for Clunkers control legislation.

  • Bee Tagger||

    I expect a bump in stock for car companies

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its regulation of the abortion pill Mifeprex.

    And I'm suing Mifeprex over its similarity to my new pill, Milfapreg.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "You know what this represents?" Trump said. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm." Pressed on what "storm," Trump says, "You'll find out"

    — Justin Sink (@justinsink) October 5, 2017

    So this has been the calm this whole time?

  • Episteme||

    Just wait until Trump and the generals take "the silly picture"...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "In the four days since Stephen Paddock's attack in Las Vegas... what drove him has remained a mystery."

    Why aren't we focusing on the guns' motivations?

  • sarcasmic||

    "In the four days since Stephen Paddock's attack in Las Vegas... what drove him has remained a mystery."

    It was a country music festival. That would drive anyone to commit mass murder.

  • Shirley Knott||

    If you listen to the SJW's, a country music festival *is* mass murder.

  • sarcasmic||

    Listen to who?

  • Episteme||

    To whom.

    This is why we have mass murder, you know.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "You know what this represents?" Trump said. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm." Pressed on what "storm," Trump says, "You'll find out"

    He's talking about season 2 of Stranger Things, obviously.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    I CAN'T WAIT!

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I hope Wynona is high the while time they film.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    How would anyone be able to tell?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Trump administration is expected to announce a rollback of the Obamacare birth control mandate today...

    This is what a war on women looks like.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...next week, plans to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal.

    Until Iran pays a nominal recertification fee and completes 4.000 of training.

  • Cyto||

    Excellent callback!

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Good morning, everyone.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    [citation needed]

  • chemjeff||

    Good morning! You seem very Chipper this morning. What's wrong? :)

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...what drove him has remained a mystery.

    Without a social media trail, modern investigators are powerless to solve crime.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I said almost exactly those words to my wife last night. At first i thought i was joking but realized i wasn't by the time the sentence was over.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    I think Fist is trying to tell you something.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    When he finally breaks and blows up an Eagles game, point investigators here.

  • DajjaI||

    what drove him has remained a mystery

    Not really. As in other similar cases, it is radicalization by the FBI or CIA. E.g. Manchester (MI6), Orlando.

    Jill Stein says we're gonna get banned now for sure.

  • WakaWaka||

    "He also uttered this possibly ominous, possibly-meaningless-word-vomit yesterday"

    It could either mean absolutely nothing or a prelude to a nuclear holocaust. Those are really the only two options with this guy.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    Let's talk about Norm MacDonald, divisive comic genius

    MacDonald disarms people because he's so cunningly blurred the line between the man and his character. Just look at his recent "memoir," a brilliant and frustrating narrative that spins off the seeds of what sound like real stories into bizarre, dreamlike digressions. This fuzzy duality extends to multiple sides of MacDonald's process, which is intentional. As the essay points out, it's MacDonald's "folksy, dopey innocence" in performance that works to mask the sophistication of his joke-writing, which he often undercuts with shockingly obvious punchlines or bursts of crass profanity.

    Norm's the shiznit.

  • Bubba Jones||

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    This is a good reminder that all my comments should be read in Norm McDonald's voice.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    It's surreal watching some of his old SNL Weekend Update sketches--people are laughing and clapping at stuff, like him calling Hillary Clinton a bitch and Michael Jackson a homosexual pedophile, that would get him kicked off the show instantaneously today.

  • Episteme||

    I'm pretty sure that the man is simply having the world's slowest aneurysm.

  • DajjaI||

    calm before the storm

    Yep. The original Flynn-Bannon plan was to put Iran 'on notice' and thereby instigate them to trigger their sleeper cells across the globe to execute terror attacks and use that as a pretext to install a deep state and bomb the hell out of the middle east to disrupt oil supplies and thereby raise the value of Tilly's interests in Russia and the US. Plan was postponed but now we're back on track..... Get ready.....

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

    "In the four days since Stephen Paddock's attack in Las Vegas... what drove him has remained a mystery."

    That's just what they want you to believe.

  • DajjaI||

    If you want to prevent mass killings, here are the top 3 things to do:

    1. Identify all the people the FBI/CIA labeled 'crazy' and have a little chat with their kids.
    2. Identify all the people the FBI/CIA paid to overthrow foreign governments and have a little chat with their kids.
    3. Identify all the people diagnosed as 'autistic' and whose mothers gave them guns as a birthday present and have a little chat.

  • Crusty Juggler - Lawbertarian||

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Navajos are my least favorite kind of women.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Amazing how everyone seems to have conveniently forgotten Scam Newton's history. This is the clown who got kicked out of Florida and ended up having to go to Blinn College because he stole another student's laptop and then threw it out a window when the cops showed up. Never mind the fact that he was getting a free ride at Florida, was probably getting money under the table illegally, and almost certainly could have gotten a free laptop for himself if he had just asked a couple of the right people.

    Scam Newton is about as stupid and arrogant an SOB as you'll find anywhere, and anyone who actually thinks his team and league mandated apology is really sincere is almost as stupid as he is.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    " "They want to be famous. We want to be champions. They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football." --TJ Ward after Denver's defense emulsified Carolina in the Super Bowl.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    I should be exasperated by all this, but after reading a couple of self-righteous pieces about this yesterday by sportscunts, both male and female, I'm starting to think the utter destruction of professional sports and the media industry devoted to it might not be the worst thing in the world.

  • Episteme||

    So, the route that she was talking about funny was the Trail of Tears?

  • Lily Bulero||

    OMG she called Dale Earnhardt a bitch n***a!

    Earnhardt prefers the term "African-American" because "after all, the whole human race is from Africa, y'all."

  • Lily Bulero||

    But really, people shouldn't go around and post whatever pops into their head on the Internet, that's just...uh, never mind...

  • gaoxiaen||

    Damn I'm sleepy.

  • Lily Bulero||

    Then land the plane and get some rest.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    "In the four days since Stephen Paddock's attack in Las Vegas...what drove him has remained a mystery."

    I think the authorities know more than they're telling us. Maybe a lot more.

    In some of the pictures that have been released, there is very clearly a note that Paddock left on a table. I don't know about you, but I'd sure as heck love to know what was on that note, because we haven't been told yet.

    I'll continue to be charitable for now and assume they have a good reason for withholding this information, with the most likely reason being that he had associates that need to be found.

  • Think It Through||

    News report said note had "numbers" that they are analyzing for clues. Not words. Possible guesses: (1) math regarding trajectories/distances/body counts? (2) math regarding gambling wins/losses?

  • Domestic Dissident||

    If it really is just a bunch of numbers on there, then why not just tell us what they are?

  • Think It Through||

    Official line will be anything released could tip off those who helped him, if any. Reality, FYTW.

  • Robert||

    Chinese food orders.

  • Illocust||

    And its Vegas. The cities literal motto is what happens here stays here. If any cop in America would know how to keep things under wraps it would be the Vegas police.

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