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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    After a several hour standoff outside a Liberty, Missouri, Hardee's restaurant, local cops in SWAT gear entered to find the place completely empty.

    Not even a donut.

  • Cyto||

    Several hours....

    I wonder if they tried the loud music thing. That usually brings them to their knees more quickly.

  • ||

    barricaded himself in the bathroom

    Several hours in a Hardee's bathroom? It sounds like the police were being polite for once and you libertarians are roasting them for it.

  • Bee Tagger||

    "Donut go in there! Whew!" - Ace Ventura

  • Libertarian||

    Chief Wiggums had no comment.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    I've heard their chicken biscuit breakfast sandwiches are pretty good.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Hardee's does good chicken and they also have tea so sweet it'll hurt your teeth, if you're into that. In less civilized parts of the country they're called Carl's Jr.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Yeah, I have a Carl's Jr down the road from my place, and you're right about it not being civilized--they don't even have the chicken breakfast sandwiches. I have to settle for the Monster Breakfast Biscuit whenever I grab something from there.

  • gaoxiaen||

    Pretty terrifying. The scariest thing that an enemy can do is remain silent. Well done, sir.

  • CE||

    Still better than taking 72 minutes to open the door on an active shooter with 23 guns and 500+ victims.

  • ||

    In their backhanded defense, he wasn't active for the whole 72 minutes.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "It was soon after the meeting broke up that officials who remained behind heard Tillerson say that Trump is a 'moron.'"

    At least the US doesn't suffer a moron gap.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The US has definitely NOT decreased its moron stockpile.

  • Shirley Knott||

    Long ago someone said "if you can't fool all of the people all of the time, start breeding them for stupidity."
    And behold...

  • gaoxiaen||

    It increased. Damn, I'm so drunk that I can't tell if I agreec orc not. I tyhinh thatc you getv thrv general Idera.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Peak Moron is here.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You're referring to yourself in the third person now, huh.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    It's okay. Obama the moron already left office. There will be plenty of moron politicians to come.

  • gaoxiaen||

    I can spel ?agreed. Anirite?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Apparently no one can figure out whether Catalonia has or has not declared independence.

    Because no one speaks Catalan.

  • Juice||

    Thpeak for yourthelf.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Very good!

  • Rat on a train||

    They are separated, not divorced.

  • Spartacus||

    It was a mere 700 years ago that the crowns of Aragon and Catalonia were united.
    They've had their trial cohabitation and found it wanting.

  • CE||

    Everyone gets bored after 700 years together.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    700 year itch?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    We're dropping more bombs in Afghanistan than we have since 2010.

    Clearing warehouse space for Trump's new nukes.

  • Episteme||

    Trump plans to take the oil. Uh, take the poppies?

  • Bee Tagger||

    "For all their effort, what crime did the police root out? None. They were just toying with people and ruining lives for sport."

    To be fair, what you described sure sounds like a crime.

  • Cyto||

    Even more interestingly, HnR morning links pointed to a letter to the editor in a tiny local paper.

  • Bee Tagger||

    You can click on those links?!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Apparently no one can figure out whether Catalonia has or has not declared independence.

    A shoddy election process shouldn't stop democracy from happening.

  • Libertarian||

    If nothing else, the U.S. has proven that to the world.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I still laugh 11 months later that Hillary lost the election.

  • Chipper Morning, Mean Girl||

    Lovecon '89 pleasures himself to CNN footage from the election night. "C'mon, baby, call Ohio. Here it comes, here it comes, ooooh yeah."

  • loveconstitution1789||

    CNN is what lefties watch. No thanks.

    Hillary lost bad though. Hilarious!

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    You'd have to be a monster to not get a dopamine rush from watching Hillary's coronation implode.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Serious question: What is Spain's compelling interest in keeping Catalan? Do they have vast olive oil reserves or something?

    Why not wish Catalog good luck and good riddance?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You never cede ground.

  • ||

    Do they have vast olive oil reserves or something?

    Barcelona. Madrid's the captial and most populous city but the majority banking and commerce is done in/through Barcelona. Even if it didn't fully outpace Madrid, it's the second largest city. You wouldn't expect Germany to just cede Frankfurt or the US to cede LA. OK, the second one might be a bad example. The UK to cede Birmingham.

    We aren't talking about Crimea here.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Ah. I see. I didn't realize Barcelona is in Catalan.

  • Jgalt1975||

    In terms of Catalonia's share of national GDP and economic/financial significance for Spain, it would be roughly the equivalent of New York state and California seceding from the US.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    The dream of the globalists and implementers of Agenda 21 is everyone in the world being subordinate to a centralized global bureaucracy in Brussels or something.

    To achieve this requires them to operate like Roach Motel, once you join a larger union of some kind, you can never be permitted to voluntarily leave it. Otherwise, the whole model collapses.

  • CE||

    They never explain why the Brussels and UN governments can't be directly elected either, all while praising democracy.

  • CE||

    Catalonia is a net taxpaying region. Duh.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Probably the only net tax paying region in Spain.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    After a several hour standoff outside a Liberty, Missouri, Hardee's restaurant, local cops in SWAT gear entered to find the place completely empty. Police had been summoned by Hardee's workers who said a man with a gun had barricaded himself in the bathroom.

    That's only like the 9,284th stupidest thing to happen at a Hardee's this month.

  • Bee Tagger||

    military officials told NBC News. "It was soon after the meeting broke up that officials who remained behind heard Tillerson say that Trump is a 'moron.'"

    "Nah, i was just saying he wanted the nuclear weapons more on our side. That's the ticket and so on." (Tillerson's Lovitz impersonation is famously bad)

  • Rich||

    Apparently no one can figure out whether Catalonia has or has not declared independence.

    Now, *that* is independence.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Well, duh, no go until you *declare* independence. Not say it- declare it!

  • Episteme||

    If a country declares independence but no one hears it, is it independent?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "For all their effort, what crime did the police root out? None. They were just toying with people and ruining lives for sport."

    Sounds like someone got caught for solicitation.

  • Bee Tagger||

    local cops in SWAT gear entered to find the place completely empty

    hardees har har, good prank guys.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Here's how the FBI coerces people into becoming confidential informants.

    Coercion is the backbone of our criminal justice system.

  • Rich||

    Police had been summoned by Hardee's workers who said a man with a gun had barricaded himself in the bathroom.

    "I'm bored. Let's fuck with the cops."

  • Mike Laursen||

    Very, very plausible.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    After a several hour standoff outside a Liberty, Missouri, Hardee's restaurant, local cops in SWAT gear entered to find the place completely empty.

    Is there any greater pejorative than "local cops"?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Sure, "local cops in SWAT gear." All ill-fitting body armor with the fat squished out the sides and bottom.

  • Rich||

    How about "a good committee man"?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Apparently no one can figure out whether Catalonia has or has not declared independence.

    I feel you, Catalonia. I, too, struggled with what make my Facebook status when my girlfriend and I were on a break.

  • Conchfritters||

    Moar sex links please.

  • Conchfritters||

    Never mind - saw the prostitution article. Good job ENB.

  • Rich||

    Here's how the FBI coerces people into becoming confidential informants.

    By having them read long, rambling articles in "The Intercept"?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    How NBC 'Killed' Ronan Farrow's Weinstein Exposé

    Addressing a controversy that has been percolating for the past several days in the media ecosystem since The New York Times published its own Weinstein exposé—including questions about whether NBC executives caved to the well-connected Weinstein and his formidable lawyers, Charles Harder, Lisa Bloom, and David Boies—Maddow brought it to a boiling point by telling Farrow: "NBC says that the story wasn't publishable, that it wasn't ready to go at the time that you brought it to them."

    Farrow fired back: "I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier. And immediately, obviously, The New Yorker recognized that. And it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable. In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC."

    Burn it down.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Scientists Inflated Dead Dolphin Dicks to Simulate Cetacean Sex

    Then they pumped the dead animals' penises full of saline solution to make them erect, placed the penises inside corresponding vaginas, and took CT scans to get an in-depth look at what's happening when these animals have sex.

    My God.

  • Rich||

    Dead Dolphin Dicks

    Nice band name.

  • Rich||

    The hardest part, Orbach explained, was getting the samples.

    "The hardest part", eh?

  • Mickey Rat||

    Dolphin eunach: "I hate science and all those who practice it."

  • Episteme||

    Dolphin eunuchs? This seems to answer all those Varys/merman theories...

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Somehow, the transition from Weinstein to dead dolphin dicks seems completely appropriate.

  • Cyto||

    Apparently the media has been squashing this for a long time. The New York Times had the story way back in 2004 and killed it after getting pressure from Hollywood bigwigs.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    The whole industry is culpable, from the media to the studio execs, all the way down to the staffers that looked the other way when they knew what was going on.

    It's probably too much to hope that this causes people to turn their backs on Hollywood entirely, since people are still addicted to their Netflix/Amazon Video feed, but it might be enough to make a lot of normies spend their money on other entertainment avenues.

    The best part about this is that, every time one of my left-wing acquaintances tells me they're going to the movies, I get to play spoilsport and ask them, "Aren't you enabling further the exploitation of women by giving them your money?"

  • Crusty Juggler||

    but it might be enough to make a lot of normies spend their money on other entertainment avenues.

    Like what other entertainment avenues?

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Anything that doesn't have to do with staring at projection screen.

  • Rat on a train||

    Hookers and blow.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Video games are fucking awesome.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    IOW, we'll see if this sparks a general disgust with Hollywood in general and causes people to cancel their streaming subscriptions, or if its just a temporary "oh this is horrible" and then they continue pumping money into an industry that admittedly exploits women and children, and is enabled by a complicit media.

  • CE||

    Redbox is better.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    The sidebar article about our late-night Moral Compasses avoiding making Weinstein jokes was particularly amusing, as was Meyer's rather telling milquetoast comment about everyone needing to take a shower. The author tried to cover for them by suggesting that the story is too gross to make jokes about, but everyone knows that if Weinstein was a Republican rather than a Democrat they'd be raking him over the coals incessantly.

    Wonder if that preening sack of shit Kimmel is going to cry for the women that Weinstein abused.

  • John||

    This story is just too close to home and too raw to be dealt with on the Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen Hour.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Kimmel is part of the entertainment industry and Weinstein is still going to have influence there even if he is officially unemployed.

  • CE||

    Kimmel said Weinstein wasn't well known outside of New York and California, that's why he didn't make any jokes about him.

  • John||

    There are two things going on here. First, it is the left deciding that it wants the power of sexual harassment and shame back. The left is so hypocritical and so insulated from reality, leftists really didn't think defending Bill Clinton took away their power to go after Republicans who engaged in the same conduct. They actually thought the pussy video would end Donald Trump's chances of being elected. The fact that it didn't came as an enormous shock to them. Now they realize that they are going to have to take one or two of their own down to have any hope of going after Republicans. Weinstein, being one of the most repulsive people on earth and not being very important and a has been was the perfect candidate.

    This does tremendous damage to Hollywood. The next time some celebrity gets up and waxes poetic about the evil Republicans anyone not on their payroll will burst out laughing. The leftists who run the New Yorker and the Times know this. The thing is they no longer care. If the opinion of movie stars mattered or helped the cause, Donald Trump wouldn't be President. The willingness of the leftist media to go after this story means that the 25 year marriage between Hollywood and the Democratic party that started with Bill Clinton and fully flowered under Obama is over. Even leftists are going to stop pretending that the opinions of the likes of Matt Damon and George Clooney matter.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    'He's never done anything to me': Lindsay Lohan DEFENDS Harvey Weinstein and slams his wife for not standing by him as she says 'everyone needs to stop' criticizing perverted movie mogul

    Raging Bull writer sparks outrage by saying he is more offended by the way Weinstein re-cuts movies than the sex assault allegations against him

    'That's not what offended me most about the man. It was the fact that he purchased films by both Bernardo Bertolucci and Wong Kar Wai and then recut them. TWC offered to purchase Bret Ellis and my The Canyons on the proviso that Harvey could recut it — Why would Bret and I, I screamed into the phone, undergo the sacrifice of self financing a movie only to let an as**hole like Harvey recut it?'

    The Canyons somehow becomes more disturbing as time moves on.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Reading up on Miramax's history reveals how disturbingly monopolistic our media companies have become in the last 25 years, particularly Disney, which seems to have quickly morphed into a damn hydra starting in the early 90s.

  • John||

    And to think they busted up the old studio system and made them sell off the theaters in the name of preventing monopolies.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Look at what works "The Lion King" has wrought and despair!

  • Rich||

    We're dropping more bombs in Afghanistan than we have since 2010.

    The report did not detail the number of those believed to have been killed in the strikes.

    But, boy, did we pulverize a lot of rocks!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Rock on!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    As long as we are bombing the right people it's okay.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "It's Afghanistan, so they probably ARE the right people" - you know who

  • Crusty Juggler||

    What's the over/under on Gillespie writing 5,000 words about this: 'Rap God': Celebs and rappers adore Eminem's freestyle takedown of Trump

    The rapper also took aim at any of his fans who are also supporters of Trump, ending the video saying "fuck you," and lifting his middle finger.

    Indeed.

  • Bee Tagger||

    I liked most of it but in general I have a hard time watching other people be earnest. I am often overwhelmed with feeling self-conscious on the person's behalf.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    That's the only reason I don't care for spoken word.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    The unintentional irony, obviously, is that I GUARANTEE more Trump fans listen to him than those in the 'resist' movement.

    Trump is basically just 70-year-old Slim Shady.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    President Trump got upset after learning that the U.S. had steadily decreased its stockpile of nuclear weapons since the 1960s and proposed a nearly tenfold increase, military officials told NBC News. "It was soon after the meeting broke up that officials who remained behind heard Tillerson say that Trump is a 'moron.'"

    We believe you NBC. We really do.

    "According to the officials present, Trump's advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised."- NBC

    I guess the media has not finished with using "confidential" sources. At this rate, the media can say anyone said anything.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Tillerson did not deny calling trump a "fucking moron" when questioned about it.

    Expect Tillerson to join the trump outcast soon.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Because refusing to answer a ridiculous unconfirmed rumor question posed by lefty media is the same as confirming it.

    Only is leftyland and police interrogation rooms.

    I told all of you that the lefty media cannot focus on the Vegas shooting for more than a week as they have TDS to print.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Cy Vance Is Manhattan's Dumb Hamlet

    Not a good week for this spineless dingleberry who is running unopposed and will certainly keep his job.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Trump keeps making America great again: This was the darkest moment in US soccer history

    All the US team needed to do on Tuesday night to clinch third place in its qualifying group and a berth into the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was win or draw against Trinidad & Tobago, the last-place team in the group.

    The population of Trinidad & Tobago is 1.3 million. The population of the US is 327 million. Yet the US team was outplayed and outclassed by the team from a nation about the size of Rhode Island. Trinidad & Tobago led 2-0 in the first half before the US put a single shot on frame.

    No more Commie soccer, no more lunkhead football, America will focus its attention on our national pastime. The Yankees will win tonight, advance in the playoffs, and everything will be all right with the world.

  • John||

    America is now free from the threat of the 2018 World Cup, which is in RUSSIA BTW.

  • Rebel Scum||

    President Trump got upset after learning that the U.S. had steadily decreased its stockpile of nuclear weapons since the 1960s and proposed a nearly tenfold increase

    That's M.A.D.!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That's DEFCON comedy right there.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Harvey Weinstein: The jokes we missed in 30 Rock, Entourage and from Seth McFarlane

    Five years ago there was a line in an episode of 30 Rock that alluded to Harvey Weinstein having a reputation for asking actresses for sexual favours.

    It was a quick jab, buried in a wider plot line about show business, but is now being used as an example of how Weinstein's alleged behaviour has been an "open secret" in Hollywood for years.

    "I'm not afraid of anyone in show business," says actress Jenna Maroney, played by Jane Krakowski.

    "I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions … out of five."

    It's like East Germany up in this mug.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Here's how the FBI coerces people into becoming confidential informants.

    That was more like a story on how federal agents waste our money and their time. Holy balls.

  • Rebel Scum||

    We're dropping more bombs in Afghanistan than we have since 2010.

    Make bombing great again. But seriously, has the left come out as anti-war again? have they discovered that we are still militarily involved in multiple middle-eastern countries? Didn't that all end under Barry? Have our bombs hit any doctors without borders hospitals lately?

  • Rebel Scum||

    Apparently no one can figure out whether Catalonia has or has not declared independence.

    You'll know when the tanks roll. Fun fact, you can play as Catalonia in Napoleon Total War with Darthmod. I may start a campaign.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    After a several hour standoff outside a Liberty, Missouri, Hardee's restaurant, local cops in SWAT gear entered to find the place completely empty. Police had been summoned by Hardee's workers who said a man with a gun had barricaded himself in the bathroom.

    An employee wanted to get out of the Hardee's midterms.

  • Tony||

    That's "fucking moron."

  • sarcasmic||

    Thanks for the introduction.

  • John||

    Tony is actually known as "The Fucking Moron". Don't forget the "The".

  • Agammamon||

    Its like 'a tribe called quest', you say the whole thing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK6_CH1cH3M

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Trump envies Putin's ability to shutdown free press:

    With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    To be fair, breaking up NBC and ABC would be better for the media in the long run.

    This idea that Big Media is any better than Big Government just because it's in the private sector needs to be reconsidered.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    *facepalm*

  • damikesc||

    It's bad.

    As bad as Democrats threatening ABC's license for airing "Road to 9/11"

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Apparently you think competition in the media industry is a bad thing.

  • Agammamon||

    Have you heard of the internet? I hear they have all sorts of news outlets on it.

  • Episteme||

    Imagine how many more medical dramas and cop shows we could fit into prime time if the networks were broken up!

  • Agammamon||

    Trump does understand that its a *broadcasting* license, not a 'news' license they have, right? Right?

  • Episteme||

    Something something magic beans?

  • damikesc||

    Nothing on Jerry Brown signing a bill criminalizing speech in California?

  • CE||

    We're dropping more bombs in Afghanistan than we have since 2010.

    What do you mean "we"? I haven't dropped any bombs in Afghanistan. And I didn't vote for these clowns or the clowns before them.

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