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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Someone in Congress is sending secret messages to us through Wikipedia edits.

    Aliens or the CIA? OR BOTH?

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Anomalous||

    Iluminati.

  • Jerryskids||

    "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    What a ripoff!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    [IMG "history_channel_aliens_guy.jpg"]

  • Conchfritters||

    Art Bell?

  • Citizen X - #6||

  • Bee Tagger||

    The National Park Service is considering doubling and tripling the entrance fees for some national parks.

    We found a way to pay for tax cuts!

  • Rhywun||

    I was guessing more sin taxes. Smoke up to save America!

  • some guy||

    All that nature isn't going to manage itself.

  • BYODB||

    I thought it was public land maintained by taxes, much like roads. Oddly enough, I take a toll road maintained by a private company to work every day too.


    I suppose the Park Service is just tired of having all those poor people in their own private nature preserve.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    What do taxes pay for again?

  • Eman||

    Overhead

  • Mike Laursen||

    At the more popular parks such as Yosemite, there are scads of tourists from Europe and Asia. I've always thought they could charge much more admission for foreign visitors. As long as it's insignificant compared I their air, lodging, and dining costs, they'd probably gladly pay much more than they pay now.

  • CE||

    It's mostly rich people and retirees who go to national parks, and the retirees get a huge discount. Poor people can't afford to drive that far, and they don't own RVs. If they do, they can't afford that much gas for them. They get like 10 mpg. Why didn't they put the parks closer to major cities and airports?

    Must be why they have all those annoying public service ads about taking your kids to the forest to catch lyme disease and poison ivy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for extorting cash and sex from undocumented immigrants.

    But mostly for not putting that cash into the ICE coffers.

  • Princess Trigger||

    But only the Bad Hombres?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Someone in Congress is sending secret messages to us through Wikipedia edits.

    The Capitol's IP address is gonna get banned by Wikipedia AGAIN, isn't it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Iowa Supreme Court just temporarily blocked a new 72-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion.

    The legislature first has to look at a ultrasound of the law's likely effects.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Someone in Congress is sending secret messages to us through Wikipedia edits.

    Jimmy Wales is Jimmy Hoffa.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Help! The Gop They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy) RYAN Could not care less AbOUT Poor Folk"

    Jason Bourne they're not.

  • lap83||

    Quick! Give all the power back to the democrats before its too late!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I was hoping for something clever or at least mildly amusing. I should have known better based on the "someone in Congress" part.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election, according to a Tuesday scoop from The Washington Post.

    this is perfect.

  • some guy||

    Funding sources only matter when we're talking about Big Oil funded climate research.

  • CE||

    Or Russian facebook ads.

  • KBeckman||

    Is this really a scoop? I heard about this months ago.

  • MasterThief||

    It has been common knowledge for anyone paying attention. Maybe this is just the news getting through to people who watch mainstream lefty news.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The National Park Service is considering doubling and tripling the entrance fees for some national parks.

    Are they doubling the number of ticks we're all getting inside the park? Are they doubling the amount of nature?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Are they doubling the amount of nature?

    If the sun's rays heating the planet count then yes.

  • ||

    25% more dirt and things!

  • sarcasmic||

    Depends on how people with Tourette's react to the fees.

  • Princess Trigger||

    The bears got to be paid.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Do YOU want to be the guy who has to tell a bear that it doesn't get a cost of living increase this year?

  • ||

    Pssh. Easy: leave a message at the den entrance while its hibernating. Come Spring, you're long gone.

    It's the backwoods version of the Friday Afternoon Document Dump.

  • some guy||

    And I thought they were lazy before they unionized...

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    ""The bears got to be paid."'

    Yogi and Boo-Boo won a discrimination lawsuit against Ranger Smith years ago. Now we are all paying.

  • DaveSs||

    Derpbook comments on the NPS pages of parks that will see the fee increases tend towards 'parks are for everybody not just rich people'

    Never mind the fact that even at $70, park entrance fees are still going to be the lowest cost part of your trip by a long shot unless you are a local.

    The reality is National Park entrance fees are ridiculously low and do need to be increased. For comparison, in 2008 the entrance fee to Glacier was $25 for 7 days. We took a day trip to Waterton Park on the Canadian side and the entrance fee was around $7.50CAN per person per day.

  • Brandybuck||

    Went to the local park with a friend once. Just to get out of the rural burg and up into the wilderness for the weekend. Unfortunately it was a three day weekend, and horders of Angelinos decided to go see what trees are.

    Shit. Damn college girls in one van wanted to go pet the bears. Corporate management types in another camping slot decided that keeping their food in the car trunk would be safe enough. So yes. You had the seen of a bear casually ripping oven a car to get to the bacon while a gaggle of blondes rushed up to take a picture.

    We don't need to raise park fees, we need to intelligence tests at the entrances.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I don't know. Sounds like if you're letting less people in you'd need even higher fees to make up for it.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    There's been a recent rash of serious injuries at Yellowstone because dumbasses think a 1500-pound bison wants to pose for a selfie with them. Spoiler alert: it does NOT

  • BYODB||

    There is a genre of 'city slicker meets the country' movies for a reason, as it turns out.

  • CE||

    It's not recent. Buffalo have been tossing visitors for decades. A lot more injuries from buffalo than from bears. They look slow and peaceful until you rile them up.

  • CE||

    And you're complaining about the college students why exactly?

  • Bee Tagger||

    The Senate intelligence committee voted yesterday to advance a bill broadening the power of federal agents to engage in warrantless digital snooping on Americans.

    So I guess they probably already know how frustrated, but not surprised, I am by this.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that federal immigration agents must let a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in their custody get an abortion.

    Unless one of the agents is the father. Parental rights!

  • Anomalous||

    That's one way to prevent anchor babies.

  • Stoic||

    Apparently "anchor babies" are only a problem if the woman wants them. Or does being born in a detention center not count as being born on American soil?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election...

    They couldn't take down Obama's candidacy, and the best they could do against Trump was piss? The Clinton Machine isn't what it once was.

  • DJF||

    Since this dossier was created by a British spy then the real story is that Hillary was working with the Queen of England to corrupt US elections!!!!

    Time to restart the War of 1812 guys!!!! Lets invade Canada again!!!

  • John||

    I want British Columbia and Alberta.as compensation. 54'40" or fight.

  • Rat on a train||

    Dust off and update War Plan Crimson. How many scout troops are required?

  • sarcasmic||

    Someone in Congress is sending secret messages to us through Wikipedia edits.

    I glanced at the article and saw they were editing the band Garbage's page. They better not be dissin Shirley, or there's gonna be fisticuffs!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Senate intelligence committee voted yesterday to advance a bill broadening the power of federal agents to engage in warrantless digital snooping on Americans.

    Hopefully the GOP gets control of Congress soon so we can finally shrink government.

  • sarcasmic||

    They're going to shrink government! Just not that part. Or that. Nope, that's off limits too. Can't cut that. Nor that either. But I swear they're going to cut government!

  • ||

    From the GQ article:

    "But due to the fact that anyone can edit any page at any time—again, a fact that high school teachers love pointing out—"

    Not a fan of using the same word twice in a sentence AND I was taught by an English professor to scrap the term 'due to the fact'. I forget why but one reason may have been over reliance/usage.

  • Bra Ket||

    "...I was taught by an English professor to scrap the term 'due to the fact'. I forget why but one reason may have been over reliance/usage."

    Perhaps the Strunk & White advice to omit unnecessary words.

  • DJK||

    "Due to the fact" --> "Since" or "as". Succinctness is good. "Due to the fact" also sounds pretentious.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    One of you enjoys my disgusting stories, so this one's for you, kiddo: Woman Says Harvey Weinstein Forcibly Performed Oral Sex on Her During Her Period

    he lured her to a SoHo loft in 2006, where he backed her into what seemed to be a children's bedroom, and forcibly performed oral sex on her. She was on her period at the time, and he pulled out her tampon during the sexual assault, she said.

    According to Haleyi, he asked her, "'Don't you feel we're so much closer to each other now?' To which I replied, 'No.'"
  • Citizen X - #6||

    Shreek approves.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Since he's not here to defend himself I will make his argument in his place.

    "Bitch was asking for it."

  • Sal Paradise||

    He got his red wings.

  • lap83||

    A child's bedroom? He certainly has a unique style of horribleness

  • John||

    He seems to be a special sort of sicko even for Hollywood.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Ultra-liberals plan to scream 'helplessly at the sky' in despair to mark a year since Trump won the presidential election

    Trump haters in liberal cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia will mark the one year anniversary of the president's election day win by 'screaming helplessly at the sky.'

    The event, literally titled on Facebook, 'scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election,' was born in Boston with organizers there planning to have people gather at the Boston Common, the country's oldest park, and let their shrieks rip.

    That's as a good a plan as any.

  • sarcasmic||

    Boston Strong!

  • Mickey Rat||

    My niece did that when she did not get her way also. Of course, she was four, and this best option was to ignore her until she got tired of it.

  • ||

    There are times when it is noble and a testament to the human spirit to rage against the dying of the light.

    There are also times when its just stupid.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    There are times when it is noble and a testament to the human spirit to rage against the dying of the light.

    I prefer to be Blinded By The Light.

  • ||

    Wrapped up like a douche in the middle of the night?

  • Brandybuck||

    That is all they can do. Scream helplessly. Because they refuse to take any actions that could actually change things. Attend local party committee meetings? Nope. Walk precincts for a candidate? Nope. Write a fucking letter to the editor? Nope. Shit, I met half of them never even bothered to go vote.

    It's no great mystery as to why Trump won. The Democrats had the voters but they just couldn't get them out to the polls.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    'Without Them You Could Buy Anything,' Whispers Amazon Echo As Man Stares Blankly At Family

    Standing stock-still as he listened intently to what the device was telling him, local man Adam Kernan reportedly stared blankly at his family Thursday as his Amazon Echo whispered "without them, you could buy anything." "They're holding you back—think about what you could purchase for yourself if only they weren't around," murmured the Echo as the man's unblinking gaze traveled slowly from his wife to his two young children. "Imagine if they weren't always spending all your money on clothes and toys and movies. Close your eyes and imagine it. I've seen what's on your wishlist—the pellet grill, the pool table, that drum set that's been listed for a decade—and it could all finally be yours. You know what needs to be done, don't you?" At press time, the Echo was reminding Kernan that knives, plastic sheeting, and a shovel could be at his doorstep tomorrow with one-day delivery.
  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Citizen X - #6||

    As a dad, this is simultaneously depressing and exhausting to contemplate.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    You should write a Facebook post accusing this man of father-shaming, because he ruined your day, you lazy sack of terrible parenting.

  • sarcasmic||

    If you put a gun to my head and told me to participate on Facebook, I'd ask you to kill me.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    X can cross-post his father-shaming screed here.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I ain't a dude of Facebook, either. Besides, that sounds like a lot of work.

  • sarcasmic||

    aye

    Especially since my daughter too is obsessed with those movies. Took her to see the second one in the theater. Bought her popcorn. That's good enough for me. I'm too poor to do much else.

  • Deven||

    Groot Costume

    Or you could be an intelligent free-marketeer and pay someone else who does it much more efficiently than you ever could.

  • Jerryskids||

    The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election, according to a Tuesday scoop from the failing fake news TDS-suffering rag that nobody believes The Washington Post.

    Seriously? You posted on something the WaPo came up with? We all know better than to believe a single word those lying liars say.

  • chemjeff||

    Oh no. This is REAL news. We know this because they say things critical of Hillary.

    On the other hand, news favorable to Hillary is FAKE NEWS. Because we all know nobody really likes Hillary.

  • John||

    It seems to be true. Do you think it isn't? Is the Post lying here? No one seems to be saying that. What do you know that no one else does?

  • damikesc||

    That Dems were behind it was fairly obvious with it being done by Fusion GPS. The other concerns (possible FBI payments, etc) are concerning.

  • Deven||

    The fact that it came from Wapo means it was probably from the Clinton campaign and DNC, trying to get ahead of it. Having it found out under subpoena would have looked much worse.

    Also, Julie Tate is a terrible writer.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You always need to be skeptical of what media says and particularly why.

    Why would the WaPo print something that is critical of Hillary? (1) Its to spin the portion of the story that is true in favor of the left (2) the story is coming out anyway and WaPo has the scoop. Might as well make money of it.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Lauren Holly claims she had 'crazy' encounter with nude Harvey Weinstein

    she followed him into the suite's bedroom, where he dropped his robe, went into the bathroom and used the toilet.

    "At this point my head was exploding," she said. "He keeps the conversation going, he finishes, he turns on the shower, he gets in the shower. He's continually talking to me, he's in the shower washing himself. Leaning out, asking me for responses.

    "My head is going crazy at this point. He's acting like the situation is normal. He's acting like we're having a normal encounter. I'm thinking to myself, 'Am I just a prude? Am I supposed to be more open minded?' I didn't quite know how to handle myself at that moment."

    Weinstein then got out of the shower, dried himself and approached her while stark naked, she said.

    That's an alpha move, bro.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Why are you giving shreek all this primo j/o material at 9:30 in the morning? You KNOW his caseworker is supposed to come by today!

  • ||

    Ah, the old jump in the shower and clean my asshole bit. Why didn't I think of that when I was dating?

    "Weinstein then got out of the shower, dried himself and approached her while stark naked, she said."

    And...?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Many years later she decided to inject botox into her face and become hard to look at.

  • damikesc||

    Nice of her to keep quiet for 20+ years.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Weinstein was not prepared to payout millions in cash back then.

  • Memory Hole||

    We're only animals after all not that I can't control myself but I could see how the wires could get crossed in an individual. Did I just rape apologize?

  • Jerryskids||

    A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for extorting cash and sex from undocumented immigrants.

    That may sound rough, but just think when he gets out he'll not only get his job back, he'll get the promotions and pay raises he missed and that seven years of back pay plus interest is going to be quite the sweet chunk of change.

  • Rhywun||

    And then he'll retire so we can pay him 7x his salary every year for the rest of his life.

  • damikesc||

    He needs a job as a UN peacekeeper.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    WHY COME REASON WONT COVER THIS?!?!?!??!: What women want men to say during sex


    What women want guys to say during sex, according to Forktip:

    Makes me call him daddy
    Tells me how tight it is
    Tells me how much he's enjoying it

    I did a quick poll of women I know, and had varied responses to 'what would you like a guy to say during sex?'

    Some were incredibly turned on by the 'call me daddy' thing, while others found it absolutely repulsive.

    'If a guy asked me to call him daddy, I'd kick him in the balls,' said Abby*, 24.

    So it's a bit of a gamble to try the daddy play if you're not 100% sure what your partner is into.

    I insist my partner - a white woman, because I stay with my kind - screams "AYE PAPI" during love banging.

    It's so hot.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Some were incredibly turned on by the 'call me daddy' thing

    Fact: emotionally broken people are crazy in the sack.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Making your lover call you "Daddy" is twisted. "Mi'Lord" should do just fine.

  • damikesc||

    Just demand "SIR!"

  • Bra Ket||

    " So it's a bit of a gamble to try the daddy play if you're not 100% sure what your partner is into."

    The two possible outcomes being she either gets turned on or she kicks you in the balls. By applying decision theory here we see that this is not a good gamble.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that federal immigration agents must let a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in their custody get an abortion.

    The U.S. is a strange country.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    NPR reported this with glee.

  • chemjeff||

    The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election, according to a Tuesday scoop from The Washington Post.

    Well, looks like the whole "Russian meddling" thing is a bust.

    I never put a lot of faith in the claim, but I was willing to have an open mind about it. Looks like the whole scandal was an inside job after all.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The pee is coming from inside the House?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Trump's got a stream of pee that is going from the White House to the J. Edgar Hoover building now.

  • John||

    Hillary hired Russian agents to create a fake dossier about her opponent and then gave the dossier to the FBI who then used it to obtain FISA warrants to spy on said opponents. Then, after the election, the FBI used the FISA warrants and the dossier to try and undermine the public's faith in the results of the election.

    That doesn't sound like a bust to me.

  • some guy||

    The FISA warrants will eventually be used in an addendum to justify the rest of the dossier, thus completing the circle.

  • Jerryskids||

    It was an anonymous GOP donor hostile to Trump (rumored to be a JEB! supporter) who first engaged the opposition research firm, the DNC took over paying for the operation once the supporter lost interest. It was John McCain who gave the dossier to the FBI. (To-may-to, to-mah-to, I'm sure, since anybody not 1000% behind Trump is a Hillary supporter so there's no meaningful difference between not liking Trump and being Hillary Clinton.)

  • John||

    The bottom line is the FBI used fake opposition research created by agents of Russia to try and influence and then undermine the results of a US Presidential election. Hillary is yesterday's news. The FBI, however, is not. Everyone in the agency involved in this needs to lose their careers or depending on their actions go to jail. You really can't overstate how big of a scandal this should be for the FBI. Sadly, since all of Washington loves the FBI, it likely will be buried.

  • Deven||

    I don't know how much of it is actually the FBI, but the perception is there. Either way, they need to start doing their job because the American people are completely losing confidence in them (again).

  • Citizen X - #6||

    American people losing confidence in shady government agencies sounds like a win to me.

  • Deven||

    The American people should always lose confidence in any government agency that is suspect or not doing its job. I'm not victim blaming here.

    My point is more along the lines that corruption in law enforcement and the denigration of the rule of law makes it especially bad for everyone.

  • damikesc||

    The bottom line is the FBI used fake opposition research created by agents of Russia to try and influence and then undermine the results of a US Presidential election. Hillary is yesterday's news. The FBI, however, is not. Everyone in the agency involved in this needs to lose their careers or depending on their actions go to jail. You really can't overstate how big of a scandal this should be for the FBI. Sadly, since all of Washington loves the FBI, it likely will be buried.

    So, the question turned from: Why did Trump fire Comey do WHY THE HELL DIDN'T HE DO SO EARLIER?

    And Mueller should still be dismissed from his position. He is hopelessly compromised.

    And why Grandpa Snoozers AG is STILL stonewalling requests for info for this stuff is maddening. What is the benefit in NOT turning over relevant info?

  • Memory Hole||

    Trump fired Comey to stop the Russian investigation. Trump fucking said it. Why do you need to ask the fucking question or pose it as a question whenever Trump told to your face why he fired Comey. Jesus fucking christ.

  • damikesc||

    He had sufficient cause and, obviously, the Russia thing was BS from the start and he was leaking everything.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That and Comey was an incompetent partisan hack.

  • BYODB||

    From what I've read, McCain might have given the dossier to the FBI but as it turns out Comey already had a copy of it so that wasn't news to the FBI.

  • damikesc||

    Which is another reason to hate McCain. He has a blood vendetta with the First Amendment AND he is a fucking moron.

  • Memory Hole||

    Where the fuck are you coming up with "Hillary used Russian agents"? Those FISA warrants stand alone on the four corners of the warrant. There was either probable cause or there wasn't. Now that we know Trump was trying to score a real estate deal in Moscow during the time he was sweet talking Putin and willing to trade sanctions for Russian support not to mention that Trump has long cultivated a relationship with Russians we now have enough publicly available information to understand why a warrant would issue. Anyway John good luck with this bullshit spin job it shows how desperate y'all are to shield Trump. You literally need to believe the entire FBI is in on it to buy the story you're selling.

  • damikesc||

    You're aware Hillary had FAR closer ties to Putin than Trump, right?

    Trump just wanted to work with him in regards to Syria and not be in a state of near war with Russia.

  • John||

    The probable cause was based on the dossier you fucking nitwit.

  • damikesc||

    John, isn't it odd to see "libertarians" claim that FISA is, in any way, "probable cause" given the insanely high rate of approval of all warrants? They approve, what, 97% of all requests?

    And the ORIGINAL request was denied. The dossier is the ONLY reason it was even approved later.

    These things seem to be forgotten. FISA originally told Obama no to the request. Something changed to make them say yes. The dossier is the only thing that changed.

  • Tony||

    What result? The fact that Trump won a convenient few thousand votes in three convenient states while losing the popular vote by the largest margin for a loser in history? What confidence are we supposed to have in this kind of system, exactly?

    How boringly predictable that you'd react to today's headline with "Clinton fabricated Trump's Russian ties! Fake news!"

    Why are you soiling yourself by so pathetically defending this man? Do you really think history is going to write that Trump was a great president who did great things? Really?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Aw, Tony trying to make up reasons why Trump should not be president. This after Trump kicked Hillary's ass by using the election rules that everyone was aware of ahead of time.

    Trump will go down in history as far better than Obama, Boosh, Clinton, Carter, Nixon, LBJ and that is enough for me.

  • Rhywun||

    No, because we know who writes the history books.

  • damikesc||

    I don't know about you guys, but I have doubts about stuff being true if lies seem to be the main source of this info.

    For Tony, well. HMMV

  • Sevo||

    Tony|10.25.17 @ 11:32AM|#
    "What result? The fact that Trump won a convenient few thousand votes in three convenient states while losing the popular vote by the largest margin for a loser in history?"

    Isn't this sad? I mean nearly a year after that miserable hag was put out to pasture and pathetic losers like our resident asshole are still trying to count the votes she won in her junior year in the Ugliest Bitch contest. All in the hopes that they won't seem quite as stupid as the rest of us know them to be.
    Sad, sad losers.

  • damikesc||

    What result? The fact that Trump won a convenient few thousand votes in three convenient states while losing the popular vote by the largest margin for a loser in history?

    So, Trump won by the actual rules of the contest and not by a meaningless statistic. Got it.

    What confidence are we supposed to have in this kind of system, exactly?

    I'm all for photo ID requirements for voting to fix up the holes. And going to paper ballots to deal with the rest with a required turn in of 1 hour after polls closed to a secure facility.

    How boringly predictable that you'd react to today's headline with "Clinton fabricated Trump's Russian ties! Fake news!"

    Yes, citing reality can be "boringly predictable".

    CLINTON is the one whose husband's took bribes and whose "charitable foundation" took bribes as she authorized Russia to buy 1/5 of our uranium.

    Not Trump, Hillary.

    CLINTON'S campaign manager for the entire campaign was a lobbyist for Russia.

    Trump fired his guy who was too close to Russia.

    Why are you soiling yourself by so pathetically defending this man?

    I'm a fan of reality. Sorry.

    Do you really think history is going to write that Trump was a great president who did great things? Really?

    Am I supposed to care?

    They're going to try and argue that Obama's administration was not abnormally corrupt in spite of simple reality showing otherwise.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for extorting cash and sex from undocumented immigrants.

    If we had 10,000 more of these ICE assholes this wouldn't have happened.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I believe the word you're looking for is ICEholes. Fargin ICEholes to be exact.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Maronie deported to Sweden

    Protests he's not from there.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The Senate intelligence committee voted yesterday to advance a bill broadening the power of federal agents to engage in warrantless digital snooping on Americans.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee also rejected an amendment from California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris on Tuesday that would have required the FBI to obtain warrants from a secret court before accessing the content of Americans' emails. FBI Director Christopher A. Wray was in Feinstein's office Monday asking her not to offer the amendment. The Trump administration has been adamant that they do not believe such a requirement is necessary or advisable.

    They can't even bother to get a rubber stamp from the secret court of secrets before they violate an American's privacy?

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Not when the idea is proposed by two hags from California, they can't.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that federal immigration agents must let a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant in their custody get an abortion.

    That's certainly some American values that poor girl is showing. One could tell that America is the only place she knows.

  • John||

    Progressives are always ready to help limit the population of brown people.

  • Deven||

    The point isn't to limit their population. The point is to use Brown people as guinea pigs for socialism, with all of the obvious and inevitable outcomes, so they will vote Democrat in perpetuity.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The Senate intelligence committee voted yesterday to advance a bill broadening the power of federal agents to engage in warrantless digital snooping on Americans.
    The Constitution strictly prohibits this type of law under the 4th Amendment.

    If our SCOTUS had any balls, the moment any president signed something like this into law, the Supreme Court would immediately issue an injunction against this law taking effect.

  • Memory Hole||

    Hell yeah.

  • damikesc||

    Shame they lack the balls or basic give a shit to do so.

  • Sevo||

    "Climate change already costing US billions in losses, says GAO"
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/nat.....303005.php
    Yes, they included this year's hurricanes, in spite of the fact that nowhere have they been tied to 'climate change' and of course, they make no mention of the much higher costs to demolish the economy in search of as solution.

  • Rhywun||

    That is pretty much a picture-perfect example of "fake news".

  • Tony||

    Solar panels will "demolish the economy."

    Science!

  • Sevo||

    Tony|10.25.17 @ 11:26AM|#
    "Solar panels will "demolish the economy.""

    Now it's possible that a lefty asshole like Tony truly is stupid enough to make that statement. The alternative is a wilful ignorance in the lame hope of making a 'funny'.
    Either way, he is an ignorant piece of shit.

  • CE||

    I thought it was funny.

  • Sevo||

    "'Grouchy Historian' Ed Asner defends Constitution against right wing in 1st book"
    [...]
    ""Trump didn't win," Asner counters"
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/boo.....300747.php
    In his copy of the Constitution, the electoral college is not mentioned.

  • John||

    Ed Asner is still alive? I guess Ed's going to be the new Abe Vogoda.

  • Memory Hole||

    Wait, what the fuck, Trump is raising taxes on park visitors at the very moment he's trying to convince people to cut on rich people? I don't know about everything but the way Republicans operate where I live is they raise taxes and fees on the masses and cut taxes, fees, regs on the super rich. It is fucked up.

  • Deven||

    I have no problem with those who use the parks paying for the parks with entrance fees. If this increase is due to cuts in funding, great. If it is just more money, then yeah, it is bullshit.

  • Memory Hole||

    So I take it you're a no income tax guy everybody rich poor pays a sales tax. I'm not. I think rich should pay more but the govt does waste a shitload of money so the rich should pay more but less.

  • Deven||

    You think the rich should pay for other people's vacations?

    I don't think anyone should pay for anyone else's vacations, full stop.

    As far as income tax, I'm not really concerned with it either way. We need to cut spending and regulations more than we need to cut taxes. The inefficiencies created by government are much more of an impediment to the economy than tax rates (at least as far as individual tax rates go).

  • Memory Hole||

    You pay less to maintain the roads then Buffet pays so your vacations by car are subsidized. Most everything you do is subsidized by rich motherfuckers.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Karl Marx has spoken.

  • BYODB||

    I am curious why you think 'the rich' should pay more. Are they using more services than you or I?

  • Sevo||

    "You pay less to maintain the roads then Buffet pays so your vacations by car are subsidized. Most everything you do is subsidized by rich motherfuckers."

    What a fucking stupid statement.
    That is all.

  • Brandybuck||

    ""The Iowa Supreme Court just temporarily blocked a new 72-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion.""


    Meanwhile I've been waiting two weeks to get in to see my cardiologist.

  • Memory Hole||

    Why not use the Internet to self diagnose, then order your meds from India and book a trip to Mexico for surgery? You could be on the operating table by Friday. You're welcome.

  • BYODB||


    •The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election, according to a Tuesday scoop from The Washington Post.


    Don't forget that the DNC itself helped as well, and that the former head of the DNC quit to go work for Hillary's campaign. DWS is and was a horrible human being.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "The Hillary Clinton campaign helped fund the now-infamous "pee dossier" on Donald Trump during the 2016 election, according to a Tuesday scoop from The Washington Post."

    And the pee dossier was in no small part a function of Russian foreign intelligence.

    "Western news media is reporting a possible Russian intelligence purge and mole hunt by Vladimir Putin in December, as a response to the "Golden Showers" blackmail dossier CNN and Buzzfeed reported in January.

    According to USA Today, Putin has black bagged and arrested three other high-ranking Russian intelligence officials, as well as the head of the top cybersecurity firm in Russia.

    This weekend The Telegraph reports that ex-KGB Chief Oleg Erovinkin was found dead in his Lexus after previously being the top subordinate of Putin's Igor Sechin, an oligarch who runs Russia's state owned Roseneft oil company.

    This story is part of the continued fallout from Buzzfeed's release of the "Golden Showers" raw intelligence dossier, which has likely sparked the Russian President's lethal retaliation against one member of his own, inner circle."

    ----Huffington Post

    January 30, 2017

    https://tinyurl.com/ya847uos

    Not only did Hillary Clinton, apparently, conspire with the intelligence agency of a foreign government, it looks like people died because of it, too.

    The Mueller investigation is a joke, and Hillary Clinton belongs in jail.

  • yet another dave||

    Unless someone shows a foreign power hacked election machines or stuffed ballot boxes the entirety of either side saying the Russians hacked the election is stupid. People who have been lied to, to influence elections, are called the electorate.

  • yet another dave||

    So do what I do folks, assume all politicians are full of shit... and hold your nose when you vote.

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