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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Trump reportedly ordered Robert Mueller's firing last June...

    Did we all forget his catchphrase?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The man's just trying to keep his hand in the game.

  • ||

    Hello.

    "President Trump is using his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about how "America is open for business."

    Hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.

    /as Lou Reed plays on a harp in the background in angel wings. Doo, doo, doo....

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    Angel wings? What...do you mean?

  • ||

    I was just imagining Lou Reed dead.

  • Griffin3||

  • Rhywun||

    take a walk on the wild side

    Hater.

  • I can't even||

    "It's all bullshit if you can't name the source?"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Who wants to go on the record and be on the receiving end of a devastating, 1st Amendment-eroding presidential tweet?

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    That would be me, but so far he hasn't responded.

  • Rhywun||

    "I can fire anyone working under me for any reason, it's in my job description"?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ford just filed a patent for a self-driving police car.

    Complete with AutoTase technology.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    I'm buying the first one that comes up on auction. Imagine - a car whose first priority is making sure you get home safely every night.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That Crown Vic was two days from retirement!

  • Bee Tagger||

    Panera is lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to narrow its definition of what can be called egg.

    Anonymous Twitter users beware

  • Eman||

    it should be illegal to microwave eggs. I dunno if anyone else has noticed, but that's what dunkin donuts does, and it's an abomination. From the inside out is the communist way to cook eggs, like you can't burn them but you can't not cook the yolk all the way through, so it's ensuring mediocrity.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A Republican candidate for the Missouri Senate has gained national attention for a rant about how modern life is full of women with "snake-filled heads" who try to tempt good girls like his daughters to "become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils."

    And turn men to stone with a glance?

  • Conchfritters||

    You have to make a saving throw vs. death ray in order to date his daughter.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Damn, he's seriously old school.

  • SQRLSY One||

    Some men LIKE it, when a glance from a woman, can make a certain part of them turn stone-hard...

  • Bee Tagger||

    Trump, on CNBC: "I'm a free trader, I'm a fair trader. I'm all kinds of trader."

    Democrats : Trump calling himself a trader/traitor :: Republicans : Secret Society

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Panera is lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to narrow its definition of what can be called egg.

    They're hoping to reclassify all of the spider eggs in their food as "natural flavors."

  • Bee Tagger||

    "become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils."

    scared of hands?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Who wouldn't be? We've all seen Manos: Hands of Fate

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Trump, on CNBC: "I'm a free trader, I'm a fair trader. I'm all kinds of trader."

    But he's not a midnight toker.

  • Conchfritters||

    Trump broke a string of three straight Presidents who smoked weed. Sadly two of our last three Presidents are teetolers.

  • ||

    Or a smoker.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Lends a whole new meaning to the chorus of Abracadabra

  • Don't look at me.||

    Gonna reach out and grab ya.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    GDP rises slower than expected in the fourth quarter, missing Trump's target

    http://www.businessinsider.com.....ate-2018-1

    Only 2.6%

    I thought the fans of the Orange Shitgibbon were touting at least 3-4% forever?

    WE BEEN CONNED!!!

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    And don't forget that Sam's Club is closing dozens of locations — more proof of how disastrous Drumpf has been for the economy. Krugman's election night prediction was basically correct. Things would be so much better under President Hillary Clinton.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Toys 'R' Us too.

    This has nothing to do with crony capitalism under Obama stringing these stores along and now they finally have to be realistic and turn a profit or die.

    Don't lefties always advocate that new presidents get the economies of their predecessors? W. Bush got Clinton's good economy? Obama got W. Bush's bad economy?

    With that absolute, Clinton got H.W. Bush's decent economy and Trump got Obama's crappy economy.

  • Zeb||

    Don't lefties always advocate that new presidents get the economies of their predecessors?

    I think that's just what happens, whether or not anyone advocates for it. Not as if there is another economy for them to get.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Of course they get the US economy as it stands the day they take office. Its the state of the economy that is exaggerated to fit political narratives.

    The lefties just refuse to admit that Obama and his nonsense helped run the economy into the ground. W. Bush and his nonsense helped run the economy into the ground.

    1st quarter 2017 was leftover Obama economy and was bad. Then suddenly it got better. GDP at ~3% and stock market growing in value.

    I personally go by more tangible indicators which are tens of thousands of people moving to Georgia and new housing popping up. Massive job openings in the region and the busiest airport in the USA. There are more indicators but are a few.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    1st quarter 2017 was leftover Obama economy and was bad.

    You are completely full of shit once again.

    2008-09 was bad. 2016-17 have been excellent.

  • Zeb||

    I know what you mean. I just have to keep picking on you when you respond to OBL as if it's a real person.

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    ""And don't forget that Sam's Club is closing dozens of locations — more proof of how disastrous Drumpf has been for the economy""

    I love the hypocrisy. Stock market record highs, It's from Obama's economy. Sam's Club closes some under performing stores, it Trumps economy.

    If it's good, it can't be Trump, if it's bad, it's Trump.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The lefties think nobody will notice.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Sorry. That's an advanced estimate of 4th Quarter. The results have not been certified as official yet.

    "The Bureau emphasized that the fourth-quarter advance estimate released today is based on source
    data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the source agency (see "Source Data for the
    Advance Estimate" on page 3). The "second" estimate for the fourth quarter, based on more complete
    data, will be released on February 28, 2018." - bea.gov

    Funny though that Trump's first year is increases Obama didn't see his last two years in office. That is with lefties, RINOs, and bureaucrats fighting him every step of the way. Obama should have had record GDP growth with all the ass-kissers puckering up for him.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Oh, so it could be worse when revised later.

    I guess those bean counters all work for the "deep state".

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Good job Butt. That is how that works. Its called an estimate for a reason. You get a gold star.

    GDP is not a good sole indicator of economic growth but presidents use it anyways. Its like the scam during OBama's tenure that unemployment was going down when really a lot of unemployed just stop looking for work.

    Remember Butt, the economy will be a big factor in Trump's reelection in 2020. You lefties should really try and twist those numbers.

  • Hail Rataxes||

    Are you ever going to get tired of talking to yourself?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Are you ever going to get tired of talking to yourself?

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    There is absolutely no way Drumpf wins in 2020.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Lefties being so scared shows otherwise.

    I have barrels on order to collect all those lefty tears. A big increase from all the tears from election 2016.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    He might even refuse another term which would set a nice precedent where lefty authoritarians don't get their presidents to have 4 terms to really fuck Americans over.

  • Marty Feldman's Eyes||

    What century are you living in?

  • Rebel Scum||

    There is absolutely no way Drumpf wins in 2020.

    Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

  • Sevo||

    Commie-kid doesn't have any money; he sold when Krugman said the market was never going to recover.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    holy shit you guys

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

    By doing what — promising to donate to Reason if I'm wrong, and then even if I honor the bet people will pretend like I didn't? Sorry, I'm going to learn from Mr. Buttplug's mistake.

    I will promise this, however: If Drumpf wins in 2020 I'll permanently change my name to TrumpRulesMAGA2020.

  • Arizona_Guy||

    Well, no one named "Drumpf" is running.....

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    OBL is a poor parody of the Reason editorial staff.

  • Juice||

    It's a conservative making fun of libertarians.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    It's Domestic Dissident

  • Griffin3||

    We're all Tulpa down here.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    I've pondered this question myself; OBLT seems to be a known entity to several of the "regulars" here, who appear to regard him as sarcastic. possibly to set up faulty hypotheses that can easily be knocked down, to be comedic, or jut to see what sort of outrage he may inspire. I'm inclined to think he's more like a poisoned dwarf.

  • Azathoth!!||

    There is absolutely no way Drumpf wins in 2020.

    Of course not.

    No one named 'Drumpf' is running.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    No one named 'Drumpf' is running.

    Wonderful, more word games from the comedians of Hit and Run. OK then .....

    *clears throat*

    Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, will not win the 2020 United States Presidential election. In the event he is again the Republican POTUS candidate in 2020, the Democratic Party's nominee will defeat him, and in 2021 the President will be a Democrat.

    Better?

  • Bee Tagger||

    "Facial recognition technology is improving, and the law enforcement community has been taking notice."

    Are we sure this isnt a press release written by the bots doing the recognition?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Ford just filed a patent for a self-driving police car.

    The nickel ride programming is optional.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Trump is using his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to talk about how "America is open for business."

    It would have been odd for him to sell the one worlders on the Canadian economy.

  • Rhywun||

    It's noteworthy because they were used to The One lecturing down at them like a schoolmarm for the last eight years.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Donald McGahnn, said he would resign rather than do that.

    Like his favorite movie, he said, I'll be mcgahn in 60 seconds.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Two posts in a row that now have comments invoking Nic Cage. Let's keep this going, people!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen

    Build the wall before lazy Europeans invade this country!!!!

  • Griffin3||

    Because 40% of the Netherlands is on the dole.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    40% of your moms nether regions are on the pole.

  • Rhywun||

    Everything hippy is new again.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'm going to just start advocating meditation or prayer or something again, but call it Furflujenugen and see if I can get away with it.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...the department encouraged anyone who's been rejected for a U-Visa—a form of witness protection afforded to immigrant victims of certain types of crimes who cooperate with police investigations—to resubmit their paperwork.

    Because it will be hilarious to see their faces when they're rejected again. And then arrested.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    All Strength Comes From Repetition

    "Strength Comes From Repetition" was my nickname in college.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    There's a reason your right arm is twice as big around as your left.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I repeat the basics of many things in my life: Fitness, philosophy, kindness, business, writing. For example, I re-read my favorite books on Stoicism every month to exercise my mind.

    Stoicism... what a knob.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Wow! This Couple Knows Each Other's Passwords But Not The Words to Crazy Town's 'Butterfly

    They discovered their ignorance at a karaoke night when Alice's coworker, Jacqueline Ortege signed them up to perform the song. Despite the nostalgic excitement that erupted from the bar upon hearing, "boooong boong bing, bedeebadangdoongding!" Lederman and Sweeney couldn't keep up with the lyrics on the screen. They were booed offstage.



    "When Alice was ready to go home, Andrew unlocked her phone himself to call a cab," says Jacqueline. "I was all, 'Whoa, you know her passcode, but not Crazy Town's 'Butterfly'?' Now that's crazy town!"
  • Griffin3||

    Crazy Town's 'Butterfly'

    I had to google that, and I am dumber for having done so.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Come-come my lady, you're my butterfly, sugar, baby.

  • Zeb||

    Why would those two bits of knowledge have any connection? What the fuck is wrong with people?

  • Don't look at me.||

    Lots of things are wrong with people.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Like having terrible taste in beer, for one

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Psst. Look at the site.

  • Zeb||

    Oh, yeah. That's pretty good satire. I forgot about that one.

  • Jerryskids||

    Ford just filed a patent for a self-driving police car.

    At the first sign of trouble, it erases the dash-cam video, opens fire in random directions and drives itself safely home?

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    Your kids will love the rough ride feature!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    People Are Opening Up About Sex Through #MyFirstTime

    I was limping for a month after my first time.

  • Griffin3||

    You SF'd the link.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Good.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    You should have seen the other guy!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Judging from my latest Netflix search, Nic Cage > Bruce Willis.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    I used to like Bruce Willis, but wow does that Death Wish remake look problematic. An angry white male gun fetishist goes on a killing spree? It's like an alt-right fantasy. The movie's even set in Chicago, and "Chicago" is code for "black people." I can tell from the trailer the message is "the police need to be doing more to control POC, but since they won't it's up to white people to become armed vigilantes." Such a slap in the face to supporters of #BlackLivesMatter.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Ugh. I feel violated.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    I know, right?! With Trayvon still fresh in everyone's mind, they release this garbage.

    And in the trailer I saw, at the very end he's using what appears to be a fully automatic assault weapon. ONLY THE MILITARY SHOULD HAVE THOSE

  • Crusty Juggler||

    It feels like I just cleaned up cum from Harvey Weinstein's couch

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I am registering my appreciation for your posts today.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    You're the only respectable commentor

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Especially when the original, by casting Goldblum as a Thugwhich is a codeword for Jewish Person, sent a very different message.

    Black people haven't even done anything wrong!

  • Griffin3||

    Trayv-who?

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    The funny half of Laugh In

  • Don't look at me.||

    Will there be riots about things that are not even in the movie?

  • Rhywun||

    You better stay away from Falling Down then.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    I had to look that movie up on IMDB because I hadn't heard of it, and it came out in 1993? I wasn't even born yet. The plot summary made it sound moderately problematic though, but not as offensive as the Death Wish remake.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    It has lefty Nazis in it. You won't like it.

  • Rhywun||

    I wasn't even born yet.

    That explains a lot.

  • Arizona_Guy||

    I'm starting to enjoy OBL's trolling. And they never seem to break character.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    OBL's ok. I just can't believe that people are still falling for it.

  • OpenBordersLiberal-tarian||

    I'm not a troll, but I appreciate you correctly used my preferred nonbinary pronoun "they." Too many people here still misgender me with "he / him / his." I already get enough of that IRL when people assume I'm a "he" just because I have hair on my face and a golf ball sized Adam's apple.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Pics?

  • Arizona_Guy||

    Go on.......

  • Conchfritters||

    "I don't want them [to] grow up into career obsessed banshees who [forgo] home life and children and the happiness of family to become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils,"

    This guy will lose St Louis, but probably carry the rest of the State.

  • Jerryskids||

    Trump *tried* to fire Mueller? Believe me, if Trump had tried to fire Mueller, Mueller would have been fired so fast and so hard like you wouldn't believe. Nobody's as good at firing people as Donald Trump, Trump's the best at firing. The Spanish Inquisition is envious of Trump's firing skills, Trump wrote the chapter in the Boy Scout handbook about firing, Wedgwood doesn't know from firing like Donald Trump. World-class firing, bigly.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    While your post is logical I believe even The Dotard has the sense to listen to his lawyers.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Nothing burger as you lefties say.

    Billions in free publicity!

  • Jerryskids||

    Why would he listen to his lawyers? He knows more about the law than they do. Just like he knows more about the military than the generals, more about banking than bankers, more about economics than economists. He has a very good brain, you know. A stable genius, the greatest (and healthiest) President ever. Plus, look at how tall he is, how large his hands are, how thin his skin is.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Nice!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Flashback — Trump's 2016 'Phoenix Promise': 'there will be no amnesty'

    'we will break the cycle'

    http://www.breitbart.com/

    The Bratfart crowd really feels betrayed by the Con Man.

    Just awful!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Funny how the media saying Trump will give amnesty to Dreamers means that Trump will do that.

    You lefties and your fantasies.

  • Zeb||

    Trump himself has also said some things that would lead a reasonable person to believe that is what he would like to do. At least for the ones who were covered under DACA.

  • Rhywun||

    Only if we get big beautiful wall.

  • Zeb||

    Well, we aren't getting a wall before March. And didn't Trump say congress should do something about the DACA thing by then?

  • Azathoth!!||

    Yes, he said 'pass a law that fixes this--do your damned jobs--'cos in march, no more illegal EO'

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Plus, Trump said he would build a wall. Its funny to watch people getting so frazzled by Trump.

    Actions speak louder than words.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    PS. I knew it was lefties that were the only people going to Briebart news.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Bratfart

    I find your Brietbart fetish disturbing.

  • Rebel Scum||

    "become nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils."

    I bet this guy is fun at parties.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Ford just filed a patent for a self-driving police car.

    Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

  • Jerryskids||

    I find it hard to take seriously the idea that Trump is "scrambling" the very meaning of conservatism. If conservatism means anything, it's that there are objective, unchanging truths and values. The Left changes the meanings of words as it suits their purposes, conservatism is unchanging. The idea that just because somebody has an (R) after their name or votes for somebody with an (R) after their name means that they're conservative is nonsense. Just as much as the idea that if you criticize Obama you're a racist, if you criticize Hillary you're a misogynist, if you criticize a Muslim or an immigrant or a gay you're suffering from a phobia. Trump's not a conservative, he's at best a Rockefeller Republican, a "New York values" guy who loves Big Government as much as any Democrat, he just has different opinions as to what it is Big Government should be doing.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    People are not loyal to abstract philosophical concepts, they're loyal to other people. Conservatism has no real meaning beyond "a member of the group of people calling themselves Conservatives". Everything beyond that is basically just the equivalent of political gang signs: little phrases they've learned your supposed to say to show everyone you're a conservative. They don't know, or even care, what the words they're saying actually mean.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I agree. It's all just teams as far as I can tell.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Conservative means prohibitionist religious fanatic, as set forth in the text of the Comstock laws and Prohibition Party platforms. In the 100 years between Comstock as postal monopoly inspector and the founding of the LP, conservatives learned nothing. Nor are they pro-free economy. Christianofascism, as in 3rd Reich Germany simply hates infidels exactly the way 11th-Century Mohammedans hate infidels in the year 2018.

  • Rockabilly||

    The Fall's Mark E. Smith Dead at 60

    RIP Mate - I'm smoking a bowl for you.

    https://tinyurl.com/yahd7nf2

    The Fall - Totally Wired (Live in New York, June 1981)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpWVk3h2SA8

  • Rhywun||

    Damn, that is a hard looking 60.

    It was the fault-uh... of the government-uh!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    You should check out the article a few days ago about it. It was pretty interesting.

  • chemjeff||

    "I'm a free trader, I'm a fair trader. I'm all kinds of trader."

    LOL of course

  • Hank Phillips||

    Leave it to the Dearborn Independent corporation to make a Robocop SS-mobile. Does it mow down crowds of pedestrians too?

  • Ken Shultz||

    Excuse me for coming late to the party, but we're not even arguing about whether Trump fired Mueller; we're arguing about whether Trump wanted to fire Mueller and why he didn't--do I have that right?

    This is ridiculous.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Allegedly.

  • Cyto||

    Stop you knee-jerk defense of Trump!

    /sarc

    (sad that we've reached a point on this site where I felt that the /sarc tag was needed on that one, but here we are)

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Have you not been following Ken's posts?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Who has the time?

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Mexican Drug Cartel kidnaps a man near Houston. FBI tracks down the victim and shoots him:

    FBI agent fatally shoots kidnapping victim during raid after abductors claimed to be from Mexican drug cartel

    And I don't mean he was hit by a stay bullet during a gunfight or anything.

  • Sigivald||

    re. Suderman's link, the worst thing about the Post is that they think that's acceptable web design.

    A giant graphic that's full-screen on my 1440p monitor, that I ahve to scroll past to see even one word of text?

    FUCK YOU BUST MOSTLY YOUR REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT, Post web designer.

    (I hope the designer was trying to push back against a mandate from elsewhere, in which case they're blameless - and whoever mandated that design hates The Baby Milton Friedman or something.

    If the designer "thought it was cool", well, they can rot in hell, and see people not read their content ... I mean, even more than "Washington Post" means "don't bother" already, that is.)

  • Sigivald||

    s/bust/but

  • markm23||

    In the Panera link: "But the 40-year-old regulation has, Burnett said, limited Panera's ability to differentiate its fresh eggs from the processed eggs sold by other restaurants."

    How about "fresh eggs"? Anyone who has ever bit into a McDonald's breakfast sandwich and eggs and doesn't know the processed egg patty isn't fresh doesn't care about the difference.

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