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Trump Blasts FBI Bias, Felon Voting Prevention in Florida Unconstitutional, French Quarter Strip Club Closures Spark Protests: AM Links

  • Jonathan Alpeyrie/Polaris/NewscomJonathan Alpeyrie/Polaris/NewscomPresident Trump is tweeting angrily about the FBI and Justice Department again this morning, accusing their leadership of having "politicized the sacred investigative process." Yesterday the White House said it would likely release a House intelligence memo Friday that showed the FBI's bias in investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  • A federal judge has ruled that Florida's system for deciding whether people with felony records can vote is unconstitutional. "In Florida, elected, partisan officials have extraordinary authority to grant or withhold the right to vote from hundreds of thousands of people without any constraints, guidelines, or standards," wrote the judge.
  • Hundreds of people marched in New Orleans yesterday to protest the recent raids on and closure of French Quarter strip clubs, the second such demonstration this week.
  • The plot of this week's Law & Order: SVU, in which a fictional Ann Coulter–like pundit is raped at a rally by either an Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist, is causing conservative outrage.
  • Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yesterday the White House said it would likely release a House intelligence memo Friday that showed the FBI's bias in investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    #MeMoo

  • Cy||

    Get it right! It's "poundmetoo."

    What's all this 'hashtag' bull shit anyway? Was everyone born in this millennia?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Hundreds of people marched in New Orleans yesterday to protest the recent raids on and closure of French Quarter strip clubs, the second such demonstration this week.

    Finally, a protest about something that actually matters.

  • Libertarian||

    We can only hope that they had the good sense to wear pussy hats.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In Florida, elected, partisan officials have extraordinary authority to grant or withhold the right to vote from hundreds of thousands of people without any constraints, guidelines, or standards...

    So looking across the table at your political opponents and declaring "I won" is no longer a thing?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

    Oh Canada.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    True fact: Canada's national anthem is titled that because that's what you say when you remember that Canada exists (hat tip some Australian comedian whose name i forget).

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Paul Hogan?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I said "comedian," not "treasure."

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You hear? Crocodile Dundee reboot.

  • ||

    Sequel, not reboot. Think Blade Runner 2049. Except not.

  • Cy||

    It looks.... SO BAD! Why can't they just make a similar movie without anything that has to do with Dundee?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That's not a sequel. This is a sequel.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Well played...

  • Brandybuck||

    Hollywood is unable to do anything creative. Which why we have a Crocodile Dundee re-sequel. There are enough books out there that they don't need to be endlessly copying every old television show and movie older than five years.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    If you read you might get exposed to history, and knowing history would make you question the sacred beliefs of hollywood.

    If you can't leave the bubble you only have bubble works to work with.

  • BYODB||

    I heard the reboot is a prank, and it's not a real movie, but that could just be wishful thinking.

  • Mickey Rat||

    There is nothing more Canucks like than being commanded.

  • Mike Laursen||

    If they want to change their national anthem's lyrics to be less sexist, fine with me.

    If they start censoring or digitally altering old movies and TV shows that have the old lyrics, that's when it goes too far.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hundreds of people marched in New Orleans yesterday to protest the recent raids on and closure of French Quarter strip clubs...

    So many daddies are being left un-gotten-back-at.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    President Trump is tweeting angrily about the FBI and Justice Department again this morning,

    EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET ME!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Well, you're out to get anyone who is not a lefty.

    President Trump correct about Obama's scheme to domestically spy on Trump's campaign and now this!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Thanks. He is sad.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Birds crash into windows with more thoughtful nuance than Simple Mikey's belief that depression = delusions and therefore shreek = David Weigel.

  • Incomprehensible Bitching||

    What does he think this is? Some vast, left-wing conspiracy?

    He should save his complaints for when the FBI director mentions an investigation while he's trying to be president, like that devil, Mr. Comey.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The left: Hates Comey, then loves Comey.

    I guess they really are commies.

  • Griffin3||

    He's been rehabilitated.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The plot of this week's Law & Order: SVU, in which a fictional Ann Coulter-like pundit is raped at a rally by either an Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist, is causing conservative outrage.

    Didn't they also kill "Trump" in one episode? Hey, look, who am I to deny anyone their choice of porn?

  • Rhywun||

    Faux News blocked at work - I don't know whether to be outraged or relieved.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The plot of this week's Law & Order: SVU, in which a fictional Ann Coulter-like pundit is raped at a rally by either an Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist, is causing conservative outrage.

    Which part?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    At one point, Ice-T's character, Fin Tutuola, who was investigating the case, asked a colleague, "You know she wants all Jews and Muslims to convert to Christianity, right?"

    That's Ann.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You're turned on right now just thinking about it, aren't you.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Never had any fantasies about Ann although Fox News had a smoking hot commentator named 'Jedidiah' for a while. She didn't have the wingnut anger thing and they took her off.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    You watch Fox News with clamps attached to your little puckered nipples, don't you?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You don't even want to know what and where he attaches things to watch CNN, NBC, and CBS.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Says the guy who pleasures himself with a Sean Hannity hand puppet.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Who's Sean Hannity?

  • Libertarian||

    Say what you want, kids, this was chuckle-worthy.

  • Libertarian||

    Dammit -- comment was reply to PB.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Its rape. Of course, Butt is all about the rape. Or at least rape apologies.

  • Incomprehensible Bitching||

    Victim blaming rape victims is totes awesome when it's conservative she-devils and hobgoblins.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I thought all Law & Orders were done. There was a short-lived reboot of L&O Classic, right? And that was it?

    Good time to remind everyone that I don't even own a TV.

  • ||

    Hello.

    God how I loathe the fucken Liberal party of Canada and its reactionary bull shit PC/SJW drivel.

  • Rhywun||

    I'm surprised they're not taking "God" out of it while they're at it.

  • ||

    They're too blinded by gender issues to be angry with God at the moment.

    But that's coming. 2019 can't come soon enough. I just hope Canadians have had it with this clown and his band of morons.

  • Rhywun||

    I can't wait to see how the new & improved lyrics go down at hockey games.

  • DJF||

    """""A federal judge has ruled that Florida's system for deciding whether people with felony records can vote is unconstitutional. "In Florida, elected, partisan officials have extraordinary authority to grant or withhold the right to vote from hundreds of thousands of people without any constraints, guidelines, or standards," wrote the judge.""""

    So says a judge who has extraordinary authority.

  • DJF||

    And who was appointed by partisan officials

  • Brett Bellmore||

    Does anybody seriously expect this ruling to stand? The Constitution explicitly permits disenfranchisement as a penalty for crimes. And pardons and commutations have always been somewhat arbitrary.

    And grounding a right to vote in the 1st amendment? That's the sort of bonehead move that ought to have the judge's law school revoking his diploma.

  • Griffin3||

    Ah, but it will start a conversation that we desperately need to have. /sarc
    But currently 10.4% of adults in Florida cannot vote for this reason, and it's climbing fast. Considering that people can be charged with felonies for things as ridiculous as releasing a dozen helium balloons.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The Constitution does not specifically permit disenfranchisement as a penalty for crimes. The Founders clearly were fine with punishments curtailing certain rights like the 2nd Amendment but the punishments could not be cruel nor unusual. After convicts have left prison or jail and are off probation and parole, the punishment is complete.

    Fun Fact: Technically, persons convicted of tax evasion should still be able to vote in prison based on the 24th Amendment.

    24th Amendment:
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Ann Coulter-like pundit is raped at a rally by either an Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist

    Already on PornTube.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    "Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist"
    So, she was raped by lefties?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Of course you can't read the "white supremacist" part correctly. Even the Reason and Fox News writers know White Supremacy is right-wing. You and several other idiots here are the only ones who deny that.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Aw Butt, you think people believe you when you equate white supremacist to conservatives and not lefties.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Remember when Hillary call Robert Byrd her mentor?

    Wasn't Byrd in some white supremacist movement? What was the name of that racist movement again?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Even the Reason and Fox News writers know White Supremacy is right-wing. You and several other idiots here are the only ones who deny that.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    "Even the Reason and Fox News writers know White Supremacy is right-wing"

    Butt, at least you admit Reason and FOX are good for something.

    The KKK is a racist organization for white supremacists and they are Democrats. Nazis are a racist organization and they are socialist, which makes them lefties.

  • Vernon Depner||

    Do some research. Most white separatist groups are explicitly socialist in their political platforms.

  • Rhywun||

    Which makes sense given that collectivism is pretty much their raison d'etre.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Most white separatist groups are explicitly socialist in their political platforms.

    This. The only way the spectrum works if it just right/left is the left typically believing in larger/more intrusive gov't and the right typically believing in smaller/less intrusive gov't. With that you cannot go further and further right and end in a fascist total-state.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    And here is the line-up of idiots who don't know what left-right means.

    Ask the writers and Reason, Fox News and everywhere else. White Supremacists are FAR RIGHT.in the USA, Britain, France, and everywhere else.

    Left = egalitarian Right - preferred class, race, or group.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    German police arrest six far right supporters ahead of anti-refugee demo in east
    Reuters Staff

    3 MIN READ

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested six members of the far right who were handing out tear gas bottles and flyers in the eastern city of Cottbus on Thursday and said they were stepping up security ahead of an anti-refugee protest there on Saturday.

    Cottbus, a city of 100,000 residents in the state of Brandenburg, is home to 3,400 refugees. Tensions there have risen since five Syrian teenagers were detained in January over two knife attacks.

    The six men arrested belonged to the far-right National Democratic Party (NDP), police said.

    OH MY GOD! GO TELL REUTERS THEY ARE REALLY LEFTIES!!!!!

    Fast, you morons!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The NPD, which Germany's Constitutional Court last year said resembled Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, and other far-right groups have been organizing demonstrations demanding that refugees leave Cottbus.

    THE NAZIS ARE LEFTYS!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Palin's Buttplug|2.2.18 @ 10:26AM|#
    The NPD, which Germany's Constitutional Court last year said resembled Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, and other far-right groups have been organizing demonstrations demanding that refugees leave Cottbus. THE NAZIS ARE LEFTYS!

    Man, do I have you all upset.

    One could say Hitler's version of socialism was to the right of Communism and a tiny bit more right than other forms of Socialism. Hitler mostly used business rather than taking it over like Commies do.

    Hitler was never a monarch or oligarch, so he was never hard right. Nazis were not conservatives in a religious or relating to government. Nazis certainly are not into civil liberties, so they cannot be centrist like Libertarians.

    Nazis used revolution to seize power, were authoritarian, believed in all Germans belonged to the state, seized and operated some means of production, hated capitalists, preached class warfare.

    Hitler said in a 1927 speech, "We are socialists. We are the enemies of today's capitalist system of exploitation … and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Palin's Buttplug|2.2.18 @ 10:23AM|#
    The six men arrested belonged to the far-right National Democratic Party (NDP), police said.
    OH MY GOD! GO TELL REUTERS THEY ARE REALLY LEFTIES!!!!!
    Fast, you morons!

    Democracy is right of lefty socialists who despise democracy. Far right would be monarchies and oligarchies. Europe should know they have kings and still have the Catholic Church. Nationalism can be left or right.

    Reuters is a lefty media organization and has been for a long time. Of course, they don't want the dumb dumbs who cannot remember history to be reminded that Nazis are socialists and Reuters is a pro-socialist media rag.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Butt, Of course everything in Europe is to the right of their socialist asses.

    The center of a left-right spectrum cares most about civil rights and less government. The far ends of the spectrum are where you find little protections for individual rights. The left uses revolution to enact rapid change while the right is conservative and rarely changes and typically with massive popular support.

    In other words, as you move right from lefty European politics you actually get more freedom and civil liberties. If you go past central Libertarians, you move toward social restrictions.

  • Paulpemb||

    "Right=preferred class, race or group."

    So by this logic, the National Organization for Women, the New Black Panther Party and the National Council of La Raza are all right wing?

  • loveconstitution1789||

    You can have the left-right spectrum with the center being the best.

    The left is anarchy and no government thru socialism to social liberals near center. This side can be fascist and authoritarian.

    The far right is monarchy and oligarchy moving left thru various forms of conservatism to Libertarians in the center somewhere. Authoritarianism can be on the right too.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The far right is monarchy and oligarchy moving left thru various forms of conservatism to

    Blan, blah, blah. That make no sense in a two dimensional left-right line.

    And you have HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of other people to convince.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The left-right spectrum has been around a long time.

    The people you think I should convince either are dumb dumb lefties like yourself, don't care, or think that there is some better political chart.

    I know you hate that Libertarianism is the best. Its the best of both worlds - socially liberal and conservative with a bunch of other things, like government size.

  • BYODB||

    I had no idea conservatives were pro-abortion and in favor of a welfare state, go figure! What's your problem with them again?

    /sarc

  • Mickey Rat||

    Given how little agency over their cirumstances progessives ascribe to blacks and other racial minorities, it is not at all clear that they do not believe whites are superior.

  • BYODB||

    Progressives learned to stop saying what they think out loud, and instead focus on policies that ensure their lessers are under control.

    I'm 95% sure that Malcolm X spoke about this very thing, in fact.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

    so say eh we all

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

    I haven't been this embarrassed by America's hat since its leader eulogized Castro.

  • Anomalous||

    What else would you expect from frostbacks?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    President Trump is tweeting angrily about the FBI and Justice Department again this morning, accusing their leadership of having "politicized the sacred investigative process."

    And thus realizing the folly of domestic surveillance?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Hundreds of people marched in New Orleans yesterday to protest the recent raids on and closure of French Quarter strip clubs, the second such demonstration this week.

    This link from the paper of record has better pictures, including this one of an American hero.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Goddamn. That guy should be on the currency.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    It's no surprise TreasonNN didn't highlight his greatness.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Riggs is en route to New Orleans right now to challenge him to a drinking contest, and soon they will be best bros.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Where's Roger Murtaugh?

  • Zeb||

    That really is the best t-shirt in the world.

    Or maybe second to "mustache rides 5c".

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He is definitely a guy whose drink of choice is High Life, which he invariably refers to as "the champagne of beers, mang."

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    I once lived in New Orleans and spoke fluent "yat," as in "where y'at?" Good to see the 24/7 freak show remains unabated in spite of the breast efforts of the morals police, using the rationale of "human trafficking."

  • Aloysious||

    What's with all the hairy arm pits? Is there a new fad going on?

    Must be Crusty's fault.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How 'Fat Leonard' infiltrated the Navy's floating headquarters in Asia

    rosecutors say nine sailors from the 7th Fleet flagship leaked classified information about ship movements and other secrets to Francis, a Malaysian citizen, making the Blue Ridge perhaps the most widely compromised U.S. military headquarters of the modern era.

    The Navy is investigating dozens of others who served on the ship, which is based in Japan, for possible violations of military law or ethics rules, according to documents and interviews.

    Between 2006 and 2013, Francis doled out illicit gifts, hosted epicurean feasts and sponsored sex parties for Blue Ridge personnel on at least 45 occasions, according to federal court records and Navy documents obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Officers from the Blue Ridge consumed or pocketed about $1 million in gourmet meals, liquor, cash, vacations, airline tickets, tailored suits, Cuban cigars, luxury watches, cases of beef, designer handbags, antique furniture and concert tickets — and reveled in the attention of an armada of prostitutes, records show
  • Zeb||

    an armada of prostitutes,

    Giving war ships to the prostitutes was definitely a bad idea.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Let retired Machinist's Mates handle the investigations and punishments. Nothing like finding a wrench in one's skull.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Sorry boss, she was the only one sober enough to drive.

  • Sometimes a Great Notion||

    Make love not war!

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    Firing ping pong balls just wasn't adequate

  • Rhywun||

    I didn't know Tom Vu changed his name.

    "Come to my seminah!"

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Conservative commentator Britt McHenry, who is outspoken and blond like the fictional "SVU" character, called the episode "disturbing" and said NBC could normalize violence against pundits who share her views -- especially because police seem to be against the victim.

    "I've received insults, death threats, and even my mother has been attacked online. For 'SVU' to depict rape and violence in such a manner, the show risks normalizing it," McHenry told Fox News.

    fucking poor little snowflakes

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Its funny that you took a conservative insult to lefties and are trying to apply it incorrectly.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Snowflake
    A very sensitive person. Someone who is easily hurt or offended by the statements or actions of others.

    This has nothing to do with politics. Snowflakes can be liberal or conservative. Whether it is a compliment or an insult is a matter of opinion and depends on the context.

    Urban Dictionary

  • loveconstitution1789||

    But you lefties really got your FEELZ hurt by it.

    That and Hillary losing. Haha. The hag lost!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Urban dictionary

    Bean Bunging
    For a gentleman to insert his testicles into his lover's vagina, or anus.

    TECHNIQUE: First, always ensure that the vagina or anus in question has been suitably warmed-up, or at the very least politely warned. Next, apply lubricant to the penis and testicles, and if necessary the relevant entry point. Slowly insert the penis, pausing about two inches before the normal point of full insertion. Now, take the lubricated testicles in one hand, squeeze them together and upward against the shaft of the penis as firmly as you can without causing too much discomfort, and with a controlled shunt, push your testicles in along with the penis. Once fully inserted, you will need to use your body weight and/or a firm but gentle pressure to keep everything in place. Normal penetrative strokes will displace the testicles so simply grind and pulse inside your partner.
  • Citizen X - #6||

    I think we all learned something today. Except for BUCS, who has known since he was 12.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Y'all must have some small balls to be able to jam them into those orifices.

    Fucking degenerates.

  • Zeb||

    You clearly lack imagination. The internet should be able to help you out there.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    If its anything like the chocolate cone video, no thanks. I will leave that to Crusty.

  • Knutsack||

    Isn't there something about a dog in a bathtub?

  • EscherEnigma||

    It's from Fight Club. Conservatives are just the ones that thought mimicking the schizophrenic manifestation of a man's insecurities was cool.

  • Mickey Rat||

    You mean like CNN's reaction to the video of Trump beating a wrestler with their logo superimposed on his head?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The daredevil climber risking his life for breathtaking views
    Above the clouds...

    "I don't do any stupid stuff like hanging off a building with one hand," he says. "I made a mistake in New York where I almost fell… and that was a pretty scary moment, but that's only happened two or three times in all my experience. I drive a motorbike in Russia and, believe me, that's much more dangerous."

    When he's right he's right.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The 25 most popular icebreaker questions based on four years of data

    #25: What's your favorite breakfast cereal?

    This question continually (and surprisingly) blows people away with the response when they ask it. One customer of ours had such an enthusiastic response on this from her staff, she created a Cereal Day for her team.

    I like Grape Nuts.

  • Zeb||

    I like that grape nuts have almost exactly the same ingredients as beer.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Zeb's favorite breakfast is just straight up raw hops in a bowl with skim milk, eaten while scowling.

  • Zeb||

    "Skim milk"? You take that back.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Zeb likes his milk REAL skim, so he buys skim milk and then cuts it 50/50 with lukewarm tapwater.

  • Rhywun||

    I like how if you don't eat it fast enough it turns into solid block of cement.

  • Zeb||

    You have to get them at that perfect point where they have absorbed enough milk that they don't break your teeth, but before they turn into solid cement. Then they are delicious.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Bacon and eggs, no milk.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

    And suddenly all of Canada's problems are solved.

  • ||

    The thing that really grates me is liberals always lecture about the 'democratic process' and 'democracy'. They demanded Harper be 'democratic' and bring this or that to 'the people'.

    Yet, here they are unilaterally changing the words of a cherished anthem WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE.

    65% of Canadians feel it should be left alone. It should be ire but it points to how idiotic 35% of the country is. Still, it's a majority.

  • Rebel Scum||

    65% of Canadians feel it should be left alone.

    Proggies believe in the will of the people except when they don't.

  • sarcasmic||

    Principals, not principles.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    *flip nouns as needed

  • Cy||

    They believe in their wishes for the good of the people, because they're dictating little assholes who're cursed with thinking they're more intelligent than everyone else and entitled to force their will on others.

  • Mickey Rat||

    The Canadiens started as kneelers and they remain kneelers.

  • Jerryskids||

    But you do have to admit that "thy" is such an archaic term. Good riddance to it, I say.

  • Rhywun||

    Begone with thee!

  • ||

    Except they took issue with the word 'sons'.

  • Libertarian||

    I think Jerry Skids is aware of that.

  • Rebel Scum||

    President Trump is tweeting angrily about the FBI and Justice Department again this morning

    Why doesn't he just start firing people?

    Yesterday the White House said it would likely release a House intelligence memo Friday

    Release all the memos. The more transparency the better.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    No one outside a few wingnuts is taking the Nunes memo seriously.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Then why is Team Blue shitting its collective pants over it?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Some people think our system of justice should not be politicized like the Trumptards are doing.

  • Rebel Scum||

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Except when Comey, McCabe, Lorettya Lynch, Eric Holder and of course J. Edgar Hoover all politicized the FBI?

  • Incomprehensible Bitching||

    Exactly.

    This entire investigation is focused on how the Republican Drumpstick stole the election from the rightful Democrat victor, Hillary Clinton, by treasonously colluding with the Russians to hack our democracy and turn it into a racist, right-wing plutocracy.

    If Drumptard thinks he can get away with politicizing this investigation, he's got another thing coming!

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Well. That sure is a lot of completely supported facts you have there Bitch.

    If only politics after a political election were not politicized by politicians and political hacks.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    It could be incomprehensible bitching but there is too much political ranting in there. Not that its comprehensible per se but its not incomprehensible.

  • BYODB||

    IB is another 'satire' account, but falls short of the brilliance of OBL.

  • Cy||

    I think they're just pretending to care to avoid anyone focusing on the fact that they are now heavily in debt and can't seem to raise any money from their constituents.

  • Jerryskids||

    There's more than a few wingnuts at CNN, the memo is all they can talk about.

  • Jerryskids||

    I swear to God I thought Chris Cuomo was going to start sobbing he was so distraught over the idea that this memo thing was going to damage our trust in the sacred government institutions that bind us together as a nation, and if we don't have faith in our government and our leaders then what do we have?

    And then it was back to bashing the president and his administration and the House and the Senate and all Republicans in general for being shit-eating dogs and Russian stooges.

    And then Wolf Blitzer came on and pointed out how Putin must be laughing at how successful his plan worked to meddle in the election just enough to cause the American people to question the legitimacy of the election and their government.

    And then he was back to quoting anonymous sources who claimed to have second-hand knowledge of conversations that proved Trump only won a rigged election and wasn't legitimately President.

  • Rebel Scum||

    trust in the sacred government institutions

    My trust is already virtually nonexistent.

    And then it was back to bashing the president and his administration...And then he was back to quoting anonymous sources

    This is really all they have.

    Wolf Blitzer came on and pointed out how Putin must be laughing at how successful his plan worked to meddle in the election

    I still don't know what they mean by "meddling" and "collusion".

    All in all CNN, in particular, has been completely off the rails. I can't see why anyone could think that they are remotely credible. They are the Kieth Olberman of news networks.

  • Cy||

    I haven't checked on CNN lately.. I figured they'd still be all:

    "RUSSIA, RUSSIA, Russia... but what about RUSSIA... TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP... *head implosion*... this just in TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP... Why is everyone focusing on TRUMP!!!!... but TRUMP!!!!"

  • Jerryskids||

    Man, I watch CNN every morning. You don't know what you're missing, it's the most hilarious thing on TV. Chris Cuomo ranks right up there with Steven Colbert in his comedic ability to pull off parody and satire with a totally straight face. The way he plays a self-important, holier-than-thou news reader with a God complex you'd almost believe that he seriously does believe half the shit he says. (Admittedly, he does go over the top a little from time to time, like when he claimed it was illegal for the general public to go to Wikileaks and look at the hacked e-mails while he, as a journalist, had Special Powers that made it okay for him to look at them. The Special Powers claim was just that extra touch too much that acted as a wink to the camera, a little breaking of the fourth wall. But still one of the best comedy bits I've seen in my life.)

  • Rebel Scum||

  • Cy||

    I wonder how long they've been this bad? The older I get, I'm not very old, the more I see propaganda. Companies like Disney used to be this awesome entertainment company. Now, whenever I turn any media on, all I feel is assaulted by someone's bullshit agenda. I can't watch some cop show without there being some particular group who've been proven to be terrorists, being put on a pedestal over some other group, that doesn't exist or has no terror connections, being thought policed into treason and murder.

  • Rebel Scum||

    We Must Abolish 'White Democracy'

    "The trajectory of Western Thought … has placed one people supreme above all others. … So we begin with the fact that we exist in a white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative, capitalist system."...Ponce showed pictures of KKK members and white supremacists such as Richard Spencer, then argued that the perception of white supremacy as embodied by those people was incorrect, as it allowed Americans to view white supremacists as errant individuals who hold extremist views, rather than an endemic part of the Western system. "No," he said, "That is too apologetic for the entire system that emerges beginning in 1492. White supremacy, as we envision it, is a system."...s we enter kindergarten, we're taught to get up and pledge allegiance to the flag every single day; a flag that's not really representative of everybody who's standing up in that room. Maybe that's the way it should be taught: All those who this flag represents, stand up, and maybe 50% of this room, you stay sitting down. It's not for you. That's factually accurate."

  • Rebel Scum||

    Ponce said the Constitution "should be called a white man's constitution still today because that's what it is. It doesn't protect people of color." He lauded Karl Marx, who wrote "The Communist Manifesto," as "one of the most profound thinkers in the history of western philosophy."

    Ponce asserted of President Trump, "What has driven this individual into the White House, is just an explicit form, the literal, the figurative White House to protect white supremacy."

    While he showed a slide showing a picture of Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions adorned with the phrase, "the abolition of white democracy, Ponce sneered, "It is fitting that a white supremacist of old with a white supremacist today, exist and sit there smiling in the White House."

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I'll never vote for this Ponce guy.

    What is he running for anyway?

  • Rebel Scum||

    What is he running for anyway?

    Nothing that I'm aware of. Just another nutjob leftist (I repeat myself...) professor.

  • ||

    They'd use the 2A to smash white democracy, and then immediately abolish it.

  • Rebel Scum||

    I think they overestimate their numbers. Far more conservatives and libertarians are sufficiently armed.

  • Rebel Scum||

    But yea if they could they would.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    They absolutely would and still try.

    This is really where all this lefty frustration is coming from. The left is being blocked on nearly every front and the same time by people the left thought that they had destroyed or at least intimidated.

    The reality of deplorables fighting back and winning is literally destroying the Democratic Party.

  • Zeb||

    the Constitution "should be called a white man's constitution still today because that's what it is. It doesn't protect people of color."

    What? The only parts of the constitution that are still in effect that mention race are exactly there to protect people of color. These people are nuts. Yeah, there are still problems with racism and such. But we also live in the most diverse and racially tolerant society that has ever existed. The way some people talk you'd think this was some dark age for race relations.

  • Rebel Scum||

    "No voting's going to help. No writing your congressperson. We need to smash white supremacy at every institutional level in this country, beginning at the local space, at the state, at the federal system to build something new, and that's frightening because we don't know what's to come. There will be repression, yes, that always happens; but those who are willing, not only to take a knee, that's just a beginning, that's just a symbolic peaceful gesture; it's gonna take a lot more work. … We must abolish it; we must destroy it, and that's going to take a lot of work and effort."

    During the Q&A following the speech, a student stated, "When we do abolish this white democracy ... it will have to be in conflict ... where we have to bear arms, where we'd have to go against and do what is illegal." Ponce answered: "Well, what is illegal in the eyes of the state."

  • Rebel Scum||

    Proggies are so peaceful and tolerant. And they totally understand what the US government is and how the US government works...

  • Jerryskids||

    Also stupid. This professor guy no doubt teaches at a university - the pinnacle of the meritocracy built to perpetuate white supremacy. Which makes him.........what, class? Can anybody guess what profiting and benefitting from the white supremacist power structure makes the professor?

  • Cy||

    I wonder if he's a "Constitutional Scholar."

  • Leader Desslok||

    Nah, he's a community organizer.

  • Griffin3||

    beginning at the local space, at the state, at the federal system to build something new

    ... and when you saw what the results were, would you call it "Baltimore" or "Detroit"?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    In London, The American Food Aisle Is Filled With Nostalgia And Preservatives

    I hadn't been living in London long when I attended my first Fourth of July party. The hosts, members of the U.S. Embassy staff, made their guests envious by revealing that they could request any American products they wanted through the embassy. Minds boggled with the possibilities. Dried chiles? Aged bourbon? Fancypants cereal?

    Nope. These were globe-trotting sophisticates living in the tony Maida Vale neighborhood, and topping their wish lists were ... Bud Light and Cheetos.

    To Americans abroad, comfort food so often looks like junk food. (My stint in the Peace Corps made this abundantly clear.) This is a reality that London's grocery stores have embraced. Plenty of food shops in the U.K.'s capital have sections catering to American immigrants, as well as to the large population of Brits who have spent time in the U.S. and developed some American tastes. Another factor is the global influence of American pop culture. International TV hit Stranger Things, for instance, has scenes featuring Nilla wafers and Eggo waffles, which make overseas audiences curious.

    An Eggo-less youth created Europe as we know it today.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Meanwhile, there is a British section in the ethnic foods aisle at my local Harris Teeter, and it is nothing but bizarre flavors of Kit Kat and cans of meat that have been erroneously labeled "pudding."

  • Mike Laursen||

    My wife and I were in London for the Fourth of July a couple of years ago. There are quite a few street parties and theme parties at bars with BBQ, beer, hot dogs and hamburgers.

    The funny thing is no Londoners whom we asked had a clue about the meaning of the Fourth of July. It is just a an event on the party calendar, like Cinco de Mayo is in the U.S. And I think that's wonderful!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I've heard of Brits sending American friends 4th of July cards that read "Happy Birthday. Love, Mom."

  • BYODB||

    Brilliant!

    *chugs Guinness*

  • tommyboy||

    All constitutional rights should be restored at the same time. If they are fine to vote, they are fine to have firearms.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That's why judges have been hesitant to breach this topic.

    The government can either block a restoration of rights after completely serving a sentence or not.

    This would be a boon for Democrat votes if it weren't for (1) many ex-convicts don't vote (2) there is a short window to vote and them getting sent to prison again.

  • BYODB||

    Recidivism rates indicate, to me, that prison isn't the 'cure' for things that both the left and right pretend it is.

    It's a time out for adults, more or less.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Dozens of Rochester kids acknowledge they've been sold for sex

    n 2014 Rochester's Center for Youth Services received 127 referrals from police, medical officials, and local agencies about kids who could be sexually exploited.

    Three years later, that number had more than doubled, to nearly 300.

    Last year, 62 of those youngsters acknowledged that they had been sold for sex. And the Center for Youth's Safe Harbor program, which counsels the children and teens, still has more than 200 open cases.

    "This has been going on for a very very long time," said Melanie Blow, the Chief Operations Officer for the Stop Abuse Campaign, which works to halt child abuse.
  • Crusty Juggler||

    There are two things I know about Rochester: it's a haven for sex trafficking, and it's the only town that serves a proper garbage plate.

    A Garbage Plate is a true Rochester delicacy. It is a disorganized combination of either cheeseburger, hamburger, Italian sausages, steak, chicken, white or red hots, a grilled cheese sandwich, fried fish, or eggs, served on top of one or two of the following: home fries, fries, beans, and mac salad. A plate is always made to order. Then, the plate is adorned with optional mustard, onions and Rochester's version of hot sauce. Some restaurants will charge for extra helpings of hot sauce, and the hot sauce varies widely in flavor and spiciness. A plate is usually served with a side of white bread and butter, though some restaurants charge extra for bread. It is said that the purpose of the bread is to soak up the grease left after you've eaten the garbage plate.
  • Citizen X - #6||

    I blame easy access to that known hive of scum and villainy just across Lake Ontario.

  • Rhywun||

    I grew up there and it was just one restaurant in a really sketchy neighborhood serving that. I don't remember any of these knockoffs.

  • Mike Laursen||

    That just sounds like leftover night at home.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    In Trump vs. the F.B.I., Trump Will Lose

    Despite the degradations and depredations that this president has inflicted on the executive branch, there remains a phalanx of honorable people at the Justice Department and the F.B.I. more beholden to principle than politics, prepared to fall on their swords rather than suborn high crimes.

    lol wut

  • Jerryskids||

    Is that a recent quote? Because I remember much the same thing was said back when it was rumored that James Comey might try to find a way to wriggle out of recommending an indictment for Hillary but everybody knew that if he did such a thing there was going to be a revolt amongst the rank-and-file at the FBI who all knew she was guilty as sin.

  • Rebel Scum||

    In Trump vs. the F.B.I., Trump Will Lose

    It is my understanding that the president presides over the bureaucracy and can fire anyone at will.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    He does and can. This is media wishful thinking.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    The same DOJ and FBI that allowed torture of people on US soil.

    Yeah, until all the bureaucrats that allowed that to happen are fired, quit, or retire the DOJ and its lackeys at the FBI are not honorable as far as I am concerned.

  • Brian||

    The plot of this week's Law & Order: SVU, in which a fictional Ann Coulter–like pundit is raped at a rally by either an Antifa protester or a spurned white supremacist, is causing conservative outrage.

    Apparently, when they try to help the Ann Coulter copy, she says:
    "Do you people ever stop with the empathy?"

    Seriously? This sounds completely ham-fisted and funny without trying. I would kind of expect professional writers to come up with something better than a thousand left-leaning monkeys banging out weber tube comments.

  • Rhywun||

    TV writers live in a bubble too - almost universally left.

  • Mickey Rat||

    That's what happens when supposed professional writers indulge in fan fiction level revenge fantasies.

  • Brandybuck||

    Damn, I need more coffee. I've spent five minutes looking at that picture and I still have no idea what it is or what story it's attached to.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Based on the dapper gentleman in the old-school hat in the back, the illegible placard on the left, and the open novelty beverage on the right, i'm gonna guess it's the stripper protest.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    James O'Brien said the far-right and Islamic extremists are two sides of the same coin and are radicalised in the same way.

    Vulnerable Muslim young men are shown videos and speeches that misrepresent what the West stands for and it encourages them to commit acts of violence.

    But James points out the same can be said for people like Darren Osborne, a vulnerable, fragile man who read far-right content for just 16 days before driving a van into a group of Muslims.
    http://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/pre.....extremism/

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Islamist radicals want to kill every infidel.

    Nationalist killers just want to get rid of the Islamic radical trying to kill them.

    Yeah, same coin.

    See, Butt, that same coin thing would work better if you had Shiite Muslim killers on one side and Sunni Muslim killers on the other side. You could call is a Mickle (Instead of nickle)

  • Stormy Dragon||

    Canada is changing lyrics in its national anthem from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."

    It should be noted the original lyrics were "thou dost in us command" and it was changed to "in all thy sons command" shortly after WW1.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Commonwealth lackeys.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    I kind of like the way things are going. We used to have 'speak truth to power'. We've added:

    Speak lies to power

    Speak nonsense to power

    Speak unprovable rhetoric to power

    If the net result is that no one trusts power or power is rendered ineffectual, it's all good.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Hundreds of people marched in New Orleans yesterday to protest the recent raids on and closure of French Quarter strip clubs, the second such demonstration this week.

    There's a joke in here, I just can't find it this morning.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Comey weighed in on Twitter as well: "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up. Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy."

    Not a lot of schools or streets named for James Comey either.

    Comey. What a piece of crap.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Should I write the Reason article?
    Nunes Memo- Washington Examiner

  • Zeb||

    I bet you'll see something by Shaq by the end of the day. H&R isn't exactly a breaking news site.

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