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  • John Gibbins/TNS/NewscomJohn Gibbins/TNS/NewscomU.S. Border Patrol agents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, demanded proof of citizenship from all Greyhound Bus passengers and escorted one passenger away with them last Friday. The incident has gotten a lot of attention and anger, but "though immigration inspections on Greyhound buses are not widely publicized, they are not new," notes the Los Angeles Times.

Border Patrol agents routinely conduct such inspections at transportation centers across Florida, the Customs and Border Protection's Miami sector said in a statement Tuesday.

  • "No company has spent as much on U.S. lobbying since 2000 as General Electric," writes Tim Carney. "And no component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average has performed worse since 2000 than General Electric."
  • "Police in India routinely extort female transgender sex workers, which pressures them to earn more by engaging in unsafe sex that increases the risk of disease," reports Reuters, citing a new study from researchers at India's Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy. "We found that transgender women have poor earnings and they have to share that too with the police and ruffians who exploit them," said the group's chair, Venkatesan Chakrapan.
  • Rapper 50 Cent is allegedly sitting on $7 to $8.5 million in Bitcoin after becoming one of the first mainstream musicians to accept the cryptocurrency as album payment, for 2014's "Animal Ambition."
  • "Who are you calling a 'second-wave feminist'?"

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    U.S. Border Patrol agents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, demanded proof of citizenship from all Greyhound Bus passengers and escorted one passenger away with them last Friday.

    I thought the TSA was supposed to expand to buses. SAVE US GOVERNMENT

  • ||

    Hello.

    From LA Times second wave feminism article:

    "Woof. I agree that Deneuve and Merkin are perilously wrong. Banfield, you can't pay me enough to watch. But these women aren't second-wave feminists. Banfield isn't old enough. Deneuve is French, and that's a whole other kettle of fish. As for Merkin, before her recent essay her name wasn't associated with movement feminism."

    Let's start with an insult shall we?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Women today are so dumb they would probably march to repeal the 19th Amendment if Jezebel told them to.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    ^ Gets it.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    ^ Gets it.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Your wit is incomparable.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    ^ Gets it.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    ^ Got 'em

  • Crusty Juggler||

    ^ Bottom.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    ^ Sodom

  • loveconstitution1789||

    ^ Gotcha good Juggs.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    "Women today are so dumb"

    I like it when right-wing authoritarians voluntarily discuss racism, misogyny, gay-bashing, xenophobia, and other forms of stale intolerance.

    Mostly because I want most Republican candidates to lose until that party sheds its taste for backwardness and bigotry and recovers its relationship with reason, tolerance, limited government, competence, progress, education, and science.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    I suspect the comment is tongue in cheek, but regardless one poster to a libertarian website does not a statement make. Regardless, your bias is pretty clear in expressed hopes and allegations as well as your specious desire for "progress" [a word that makes most libertarians suspicious, especially when it is unqualified].

    Nonetheless and irregardless of party affiliation, the broomstick riding witch lost, and Trump [like him, tolerate him, or hate him] is filling a record number of judicial vacancies with jurists per support of the Federalist Society, not the ABA. If Kennedy retires this Summer and is replaced with another like Gorsuch, Willet, or Ho, as with other vacancies in the District and Appellate Courts, this will be a nail in the coffin of progressivism that will last for generations. All the more so if Ginsberg fails to wake up from her next SOTU nap.

    Now I can only hope the orange haired one shuts down the Department of Education and any number of other useless and intrusive federal bureaucracies and we actually have a government that is more limited and in line with the Constitution, not what some identify politicizing progressive thinks would be "fair." This is not to say that Trump is necessarily the ideal candidate for such a government [he isn't, as he can be just as authoritarian as a Clinton or a Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstain, or any number of other progressive minions. But in the balance it could be a lot worse.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    It was a joke and clearly served it purpose. To out a left-wing authoritarian for thinking any straying from the lefty narrative deserves swift destruction at any cost.

  • Deflator Mouse||

    you need ID to get on the bus in the first place.

  • Rhywun||

    Assuming you're right - I have never needed ID to get on a bus but it's been a few years - who carries a freaking passport around with them?

  • Zeb||

    A driver's license or similar state ID isn't necessarily proof of citizenship.

    Also, it's absurd that you need to identify yourself to ride on a bus.

  • Agammamon||

    Apparently, at the border, white skin and a driver's license are proof enough - based on my own experience.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    NO you didn't! Some lefties will be by here to check yo privilege.

  • Agammamon||

    Also, it's absurd that you need to identify yourself to ride on a bus.

    HAVEN'T YOU SEEN SPEED!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Border Patrol agents routinely conduct such inspections at transportation centers across Florida, the Customs and Border Protection's Miami sector said in a statement Tuesday.

    But to be fair they're all just hoping to meet Sandra Bullock.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    police and ruffians who exploit them

    But you repeat yourself.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    ^^^

  • Libertarian||

    Rapper 50 Cent is allegedly sitting on $7 to $8.5 million in Bitcoin after becoming one of the first mainstream musicians to accept the cryptocurrency as album payment, for 2014's "Animal Ambition."

    Yes, but a month ago he would have been sitting on $15 million. He should sell before his moniker reflects tomorrow's Bitcoin price.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It wouldn't be the first time Fiddy flirted with bankruptcy.

  • Deflator Mouse||

    Sell low? Great advice. Who said Libertarians knew anything about anything.

  • Libertarian||

    Tell you what. Call me a year from now and offer me $11,000. I'll sell you all the bitcoin you want.

  • ace_m82||

    Is that a promise? Because I'll (almost certainly) bite...

  • Libertarian||

    Then I can only assume you're buying up all you can right now.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "No company has spent as much on U.S. lobbying since 2000 as General Electric," writes Tim Carney. "And no component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average has performed worse since 2000 than General Electric."

    You get what you pay for. Picking winners and losers doesn't come cheap.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    I'm surprised you didn't note the SF'd link.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Who clicks on the links?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    He's already proven himself to be some weirdo who reads the articles. Wouldn't surprise me he was a heathen who clicks the links.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I intuit a lot.

  • Bee Tagger||

    The incident has gotten a lot of attention and anger, but "though immigration inspections on Greyhound buses are not widely publicized, they are not new," notes the Los Angeles Times.

    Rather than "but", it seems like the LA Times note is good confirmation for a lot of attention and anger.

  • In Time Of War||

    Yawn. Drivers in the Southwest were being randomly stopped at checkpoints since at least the 1970's and no one seemed to care. At some point they decided to cut out the suspense and make them all permanent. Since the entire state of Florida falls within the "100 air mile" exemption to the 4th Amendment established by scotus, the BP can stop anyone anywhere. Deal with it.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You guys stop for those things? As I drive thru any domestic checkpoints, I throw a pocket copy of the constitution from Cato Institute at them, give them the finger, and laugh and laugh.

    Never been stopped. Any stupid cop knows that an illegal would never have the balls to do that.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Border Patrol agents routinely conduct such inspections at transportation centers across Florida, the Customs and Border Protection's Miami sector said in a statement Tuesday.

    Build the moat! And make Poseidon pay for it.

  • Libertarian||

    How many other countries have borders on only two nations? And one of those so friendly that it's jokingly referred to as the 51st state. Excuse me while I go Google.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    England borders Scotland and Wales. Throw in Cornwall if you want to ruin the response.

  • Libertarian||

    I counted about 30 countries (wikipedia) that border one or two other countries. More than I expected.

  • Agammamon||

    And those are definitely *not* friendly states though. If anyone needs to build a wall, its England.

  • Zeb||

    Spain (strictly speaking, they border 5 countries, but do we need to count the UK (Gibraltar), Morocco and Andorra?), Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands are a few that immediately come to mind.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Police in India routinely extort female transgender sex workers, which pressures them to earn more by engaging in unsafe sex that increases the risk of disease...

    Don't make the U.S. president call you the s-word, India.

  • Rhywun||

    A lot of Indians in the US will agree with him.

  • Griffin3||

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    How do you feel about Der Cucken-Fuhrer hob-nobbing with the Globalist Elite in Davos today, Mikey?

  • Conchfritters||

    Now that it is known that he cheated on his Slavic super model wife with a porn star, I think most of the foreign leaders there will recognize they are in the presence of true greatness (and maybe ask for a few tips).

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    MAKE AMERICA HORNY AGAIN!

    Stormy Daniels for POTUS!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    No lefty socialist will ever be in charge of the USA again.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    I will be setting up a nice election 2018 and election 2020 setup for some interesting bets on winners and losers.

  • Leader Desslok||

    IMO that is the least retarded thing I've seen you post.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I have to say, it warms my cold heart to see that shreek has, at long last, discovered an equal intellectual sparring partner in Simple Mikey. Good for you guys!

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    So true it hurt my eyes to see.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I would not be surprised to find out that it's the same person running both. Most likely Weigel.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    So much this.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You'll have to excuse Butt. The government use of investigations is coming around full circle on Obama and Hillary, so Butt is a bit nervous about Hillary finally get lined up for indictment.

    It would be another disaster to lefty cuck ideology.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    Carry on, clingers.

    So far as your lousy educations, bigoted souls, superstition-laced gullibility, stale authoritarianism, and can't-keep-up backwater communities can carry anyone . . .

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    BITTER CLINGIN' JUST AIN'T FOR CONFEDERATES!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Remember when Democrat confederates wanted slavery, Jim Crowe, and the KKK?

    I do to, it was Democrats yesterday advocating more government to enslave us, keep Americans down racist programs like welfare and affirmative action, and leftist racist groups like neo-Nazis.

  • H. Farnham||

    "Remember when Democrat confederates wanted slavery... I do to"

    Damn, how old are you exactly?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Not too old but books with history provide all that great knowledge about Democrats fighting for slavery and starting the KKK.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    That was before our southern bigots migrated from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party and became a half-educated, backward, superstitious, intolerant, disaffected, economically inadequate, stale-thinking pillar of the Republican-conservative electoral coalition.

    It was shameful for the Democratic Party to count those losers as members a half-century ago, just as it is shameful for the Republican Party to appease and embrace those losers today.

    Carry on, clingers.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    All joined the party that freed the slaves, huh? Except the Clintons, Robert Byrd, Lyndon Johnson, Hugo Black (Supreme Court), David Duke (Democrat until 1988 election), and Harry S. Truman.

    Did you know that Byrd was not just any KKK member but an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK?

  • Libertarian||

    My 12th grade English teacher?

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    IRS?

  • Conchfritters||

    Jimmy Two Times?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    nice.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Obama and his Executive Branch goonsquad?

  • Libertarian||

    His Choom Gang wanted papers too.

  • Rhywun||

    Every employer I've ever had?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The Mexican embassy workers if you were trying to get a work visa?

  • chemjeff||

    Roy Moore?

  • Deflator Mouse||

    The bus driver when they got on the bus in the first place?

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    Nah then the IRS might be tipped off.

  • Deflator Mouse||

    5000 Satoshi?

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    No decent person would keep a job as a border patrol agent -- or a narc -- rather than find a decent livelihood.

    How many of the best people in your high school (let alone college, or graduate school) class became immigration enforcers, or drug warriors?

  • Libertarian||

    "No decent person would keep a job as a border patrol agent -- or a narc -- rather than find a decent livelihood."

    +1 Henry David Thoreau

  • H. Farnham||

    I feel I'm woefully unqualified to judge who the "best people" are in general. I would imagine that arbitrarily judging the worth of entire groups of people is a large part of why there's such a demand for jobs like immigration enforcers and drug warriors.

    Although I will concede, I find those jobs to often be morally dubious.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    There are plenty of immoral, disgusting jobs. And plenty of substandard humans who have those jobs.

  • H. Farnham||

    I agree with your first sentence, I just try to stay away from judging anyone a "substandard human". Something about being without sin and throwing the first stone and all that.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    No decent person would keep a job as a border patrol agent -- or a narc -- rather than find a decent livelihood.

    They are merely enforcing the law, and I thought Libertarians believed in the rule of law.

    SMDH

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    What did you think of the guy who killed that yahoo who went 'the full LaVoy?'

  • buddhastalin||

    I worked at a large law firm where an associate left after his second year to become a border patrol agent down in southern California. The other associates joked that he only did it because he wanted a job where he could carry a gun. He was a second generation Mexican, by the way.

  • buddhastalin||

    *Mexican-American

    Reason: edit button pleeeease.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    When President Donald Trump takes the stage at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, he'll be addressing a group committed to globalism and less receptive to his message of nationalism and protectionism.

    How hard a line Mr. Trump draws remains to be seen, but an early warning came just this week, when his administration stirred controversy by imposing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines.

    https://goo.gl/crMLPA

  • loveconstitution1789||

    He was just following Obama's lead when Obama added a tariff on importation of tires.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Both parties are corrupt hacks who want to spend like there is no tomorrow.

    Both parties don't like Trump, so he must be doing something right. Tariffs are bad though.

    Point is, lefties like to ignore the good stuff Trump does and harp on the bad stuff he does. The lefties then praise everything Obama and other Lefties do no matter how bad.

  • Mickey Rat||

    "We found tgat transgender sex workers gave poor earnings..."

    Gee, maybe serving that kind of niche market is not that lucrative.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Poor marketing skills.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Gender minorities need more protection and police need sensitivity training, said a report by the Chennai-based Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy (C-SHaRP) and the Mumbai-based Humsafar Trust.

    In India? Good luck with all that.

  • Conchfritters||

    When young women toss off insults at second-wave feminists, they're often speaking in code about something deeper: a resentment of their forebears. Women have trouble with their mothers.

    No fucking shit. We're talking crazy cat throwing cat lady on the Simsons crazy. Something about my mother in law causes my wife to detach herself from reality and go completely bat shit crazy. It's brilliant, whatever it is.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    "Who are you calling a 'second-wave feminist'?"

    Your mom's a second-wave feminist.

    BOOM!

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Rhywun||

    That guy is like the ultimate Florida Man.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Yo quiero Taco Bell.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Protip: to truly succeed at life, try to have been born as Jason Momoa.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Or radically transform your wardrobe...

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Or any white guy ever.

    Because privilege.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Shit or get off the Pol Pot.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Biggest Bombshells in New Report on Radio Host Garrison Keillor

    Keillor reportedly wrote an "off-color limerick" about a young female employee at the bookstore he owns, Common Good Books, and suggested she made him aroused.
    According to reports, the limerick, below, was publicly posted in the bookstore.

    A beauty who goes to Macalester —

    O, her face, her limbs, her ballast, her

    Tiny blue kilt

    And the way she is built

    Could make a petrified phallus stir.

    My goodness.

  • Bacon-Magic glib reasonoid||

    What horrid sites you clicking on? Have you no shame...oh it's you. Carry on.

  • Rhywun||

    That's... pretty clever, actually. *kicks pebble*

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Garrison Keillor is the absolute worst.

  • Zeb||

    And we can't have people saying that other people are attractive.

    By all accounts he can be a dick, but I quite like Keillor (politics aside). He's a clever and talented writer and I like his sense of humor.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    So, in addition to beers that taste awful, you also like "entertainment" that assiduously avoids being entertaining?

  • Zeb||

    I knew that was coming.

    I like all my entertainment to be as boring as possible.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Zeb's favorite song is "whatever's on the radio, but turned way down" and his favorite tv show is PBS pledge drives.

  • Zeb||

    This is my favorite song.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Zeb's favorite comic strip is "Family Circus."

  • Deflator Mouse||

    Rapper 50 Cent is allegedly sitting on $7 to $8.5 million in Bitcoin after becoming one of the first mainstream musicians to accept the cryptocurrency as album payment, for 2014's "Animal Ambition."

    He is also considering changing his name to 5,000 Satoshi.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Russia bars 'extremist' British comedy The Death of Stalin

    The Russian release of British comedy film The Death of Stalin has been shelved following a screening before senior figures on Monday night.

    The Russian attendees complained that the satire contained "ideological warfare" and "extremism".

    The film's distribution certificate was withdrawn, effectively cancelling its planned Thursday release.

    It is not clear if the film, starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, will be shown in Russia at all
  • Citizen X - #6||

    The Putinists have finally gone too far. #JusticeForIanucci

  • Rhywun||

    "Immigration raids yield to unconstitutional practices that can violate the right to equal protection and the Fourth Amendment by coercing vulnerable individuals to submit to interrogations about their citizenship and immigration status, conducting unreasonable searches and seizure and targeting people of color," the [ACLU] said.

    You know, this crap makes the rest of us angry too. No need to pile on the histrionics.

  • John C. Randolph||

    I think we need someone like a Rosa Parks to tell the CPB "Not without a warrant, motherfucker" when they illegally demand ID without any reasonable suspicion.

    -jcr

  • Agammamon||

    Fiddy-Cent is a Bitcoin millionaire

    'How did you make a million dollars with Bitcoin Fiddy?'

    'Oh, that's easy - I started with ten million . . . "

  • Microaggressor||

    Lesson the third: Although second-wave feminism was racist in the sense that its public faces were predominantly white

    LOL

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That's... that's not what "racist" means.

  • Agammamon||

    You're trying to undermine my rehabilitation. Disrupt my social progress!

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