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German SPD Leader Resigns, Israeli PM Might Face Corruption Charges, and Hundreds of Thousands of Venezuelans Flee Their Socialist Utopia: P.M. Links

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  • German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz resigned today amidst talks of a possible coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's more conservative Christian Democratic Union.
  • The Trump administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.
  • David French on the media's sudden love for North Korea.
  • Israeli police recommend corruption charges for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who gave us one of the best political ads of all time.
  • Oregon woman pulls 14—count em!—cattle worms from her eye.
  • Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flee their socialist utopia.

Photo Credit: Ariel Schalit/POOL/SIPA/Newscom

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flee their socialist utopia.

    SABOTAGERS

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    Did you leave Venezuela too?

  • Illocust||

    The Trump government is obviously behind this. None of this would be happening if Obama was still in charge.

  • Leo Kovalensky||

    KULAKS, WRECKERS

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Almost nobody in America has any idea whatsoever who Edward William "Bill" Priestap is. But that's going to change in the weeks and months ahead. Oh that's going to change, big time.

    I won't spoil it all for you by divulging everything right now, but here's a little hint: think "Deep Throat".

    Stay tuned, because much, much more is coming down the pike.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Why am I always vaguely nauseated when you post?

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Because you are more tolerant than most of us. Most of us are way beyond vaguely.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Stay tuned

    I haven't watched Hannity before, and I'm certainly not gonna start now.

  • TrickyVic (old school)||

    I did Google him, any you may be right.

  • Red Tony||

    So this Edward guy has a clit in his throat? And it's gonna make him famous?

    That's disturbing.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Prude.

  • Red Tony||

    aggressor!

    (Left) ÷ (Left - Right) = 25.15236

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    SOMEONE reads right-wing conspiracy sites.

    Bill Priestap isn't typically included in the list of targets = OMGZ! Bill Prisazeps is a Mole!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Oregon woman pulls 14—count em!—cattle worms from her eye.

    Can't call her all hat and no cattle worms.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz resigned today amidst talks of a possible coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's more conservative Christian Democratic Union.

    You know what other German leader exited early with opposition on the doorstep?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Arminius?

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Bruno?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Wind during the 1987 Eurovision contest?

  • Conchfritters||

    Hindenburg?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    David French on the media's sudden love for North Korea.

    Enemy of my enemy is my friend?

  • Illocust||

    What's hilarious about this, is that even the SJW base is pulling up short on this. It's just news folks who don't think anything of praising someone who is in a government will real gulags. Putin is a fucking saint compared North Korea.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    We don't need to start praising Putin to critique NK.

  • The Last American Hero||

    citation?

  • Red Tony||

    His people aren't all starving? That's the best I can come up with.

  • Illocust||

    People are actually allowed to leave the country? I wouldn't want to live in Russia, but if the choice came down between Russia and NK watch my favorite drink become vodka.

  • Paloma||

    North Korea is not only the worst country on earth, it's the worst country ever to have existed on earth.

  • Red Tony||

    I'm gonna see your North Korea and raise you Pol Pot's Cambodia.

    At least the Kim-Jongs aren't trying to kill everyone in their country over the age of 12. (They're partially succeeding, but they aren't attempting to do so.)

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    Trump steaks?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    In those boxes: Trump Steaks, already cooked to well done.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    And a slice of pizza with a plastic knife and fork.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    And some of those little packets of "Fancy Catsup" where the liquid has separated out from the tomato paste.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    That's called pizza sauce. It's for them fancy nights when youse outta buttah for the skeeti.

    Yes, I am mixing Honey Booboo memes with Trump memes.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Look, i tried, but i just don't know what to do with you anymore.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I told you we should have given him up to the orphanage. But you wouldn't listen.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Don't try to out fist Fist.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Yeah, if you made the same obvious joke as Fist, you should be worried.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Mine was better executed, and i do not apologize to you or any other!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Executed first is executed best.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Poor Mrs. Fist.

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    So, gubmint cheese returns. I'm sure it must taste better. A fine gorgonzola is the least acceptable cheese least we admit that the proletariat aren't as important as even the kulaks.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Britches, you can take these links and put them where your opinions are.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I like him. I've grown to enjoy Mr. Christian.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    That's because you are a philistine.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Seriously, though, these links are actually a big improvement over the usual fare. Now if he could just put some effort into doing some alt-text, [Lumbergh voice] that would be great.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Maybe he's scared. Because he knows you'll all just hate. Bunch of dang haters in here.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...the man who gave us one of the best political ads of all time.

    Nice post-credits scene.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Israeli police recommend corruption charges for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

    Looks like Bibi has a deep state problem of his own.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    Hand-picked by Michelle Obama?

  • Rhywun||

    I am totally shocked that WaPo went with the "bodies of the poor will pile up in the streets" take on this initiative.

  • Red Tony||

    The poor need chips and dip. This is known.

  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    Hand-picked? I think you're on the right path regarding the hand. However, I think those that receive the food would be to busy to open the door with their usual response being, "Go away. 'batin'."

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    North Korea grew so overwhelming that BuzzFeed — yes, BuzzFeed — felt compelled to slam on the brakes. It posted an article calling Kim's sister a "garbage monster" that began with a simple question: "What the hell is wrong with you people?"

    Damn, Buzzfeed, two for two. I'm going to have to rethink my stance on Buzzfeed.

  • Jerryskids||

    The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    Tide pods?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    You have to do SOMETHING to get the Young Invincibles on board.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Oregon woman pulls 14—count em!—cattle worms from her eye.

    If this is what passes for Tentacle porn at Reason, cancel my subscription!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Yeah, it looks horrible. Libertarians only accept Consentacles.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    The Trump administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    free market af

    Take that, commies!

  • Conchfritters||

    I think there should be a parade in Washington DC to celebrate the end to hunger in the United States. Seriously, if you are hungry in the US, someone is withholding food from you, or you are being tortured. The obesity rates for the poor here are way higher than for the rest of the population. We deserve a pat on the back for not just eliminating hunger, but for making the poor the fattest among us.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    The Trump administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    He should go the more reasonable route and advocate for replacing all benefits with a lump transfer payment. Get rid of all the hullabaloo and infrastructure surrounding it. It would be interesting to see how people reacted to that one.

  • The Last American Hero||

    What a bonus.

    After 6 months, you get a lump transfer payment AND funding for food banks, housing, etc.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    That's easy. A fair number of recipients would blow it all and still be poor, and the statists would say "See?!?" and we'd be right back where we were before, excpet a few billion more in debt.

  • DesigNate||

    Whatever union represents those government employees would raise holy hell if you ever even attempted that. Those jobs BELONG to them, damnit.

    But we're the autistic, un-empathetic monsters.

  • lap83||

    "It's never been found in humans before," CDC parasitologist Richard Bradbury, who identified the worm and authored a report on the finding, along with Bonura and others, told BuzzFeed.

    Our ancestors didn't take selfies with dead animals

  • BYODB||

    I don't even watch regular TV let alone the Olympics, so I'm not sure what's going on with the Norks. Do they now have a queen?

  • junyo||

    The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    If this guy gets any more conservative, he can move on her like a bitch, and this time, he will get there.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    What?

  • Conchfritters||

    Many of the administration's proposed SNAP reforms are familiar. The budget suggests restricting states' ability to issue food stamps to unemployed adults, even in areas where few jobs are available.

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

  • Conchfritters||

    Many of the administration's proposed SNAP reforms are familiar. The budget suggests restricting states' ability to issue food stamps to unemployed adults, even in areas where few jobs are available.

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

  • ||

    Did you read up on this Kehinde Wiley feller?

    Sounds like he's a racist masking as a painter.

    Makes sense Obama would select him.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    jfc dude

  • ||

    You'll have to expand for this rube.

  • Red Tony||

    Jesus Fucking Christ
    Did Uncover Devilish Evil

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    You're a more composed Mikey.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    But it's all good.

    In contrast to the blunt literalism of those who prefer to interpret these paintings as a celebration of racial violence, art critic Walter Robinson writes that Wiley's take on Judith and Holofernes "suggests, with a jovial brutality, that Judith would prefer to be done with white standards of beauty."

    If, as Wiley has said, his intent as an artist is to be provocative, he can consider himself successful.

    We reached out to Mr. Wiley for comment, but did not receive a reply.

    I'm good with it. Let's move on.

  • ||

    Oregon woman pulls 14—count em!—cattle worms from her eye.

    "She was incredible," Bonura said. "She was very strong, very impressive."

    Such heaping of adoration only serves to further confirm my theory that childbirth isn't the affair it's purported to be. The woman removed a mildly irritating parasite from her eye for chrissakes. As someone who's had gasoline, diesel fuel, acetone, aftershave, lemon juice, vodka, tequila, and CS agent in his eyes and under his contacts as well as removed leeches and ticks form all kinds of bodyparts this is some pretty weak sauce. Given that they died so readily on the tip of her finger, I can't imagine they're the most robust organism on the planet. Plucking them out was probably the most comfortable method rather than the most efficient and/or effective method. Call me back when these things crawl in *through* your skin, render you unable to walk or see and have to be burnt off with a lit cigarette.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    As someone who's had gasoline, diesel fuel, acetone, aftershave, lemon juice, vodka, tequila, and CS agent in his eyes and under his contacts as well as removed leeches and ticks form all kinds of bodyparts this is some pretty weak sauce.

    At my house, this is called Tuesday.

  • Entropy Drehmaschine Void||

    See you next Tuesday!

  • lap83||

    The Trump administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers with boxes of healthy snacks shipped right to your door.

    Doesn't he care about all of the fraud investigation jobs lost? My god.

  • Rockabilly||

    Commies trying to take over Oregon

    Oregon House OKs Health Care as a Right, Funding Questioned

    https://tinyurl.com/y9kx56uh

    Just need money to create a utopia.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    which would be unprecedented in the United States but raises funding questions.

    "Raises funding questions". Well, I suppose that's a way to soft-pedal it.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

  • Eidde||

    The whole thing is a Mongolian cloister walk.

  • sharmota4zeb||

    From the article on Trump reforming Food Stamps:
    Advocates for the hungry said they are skeptical of the plan and unclear how it would work for people with specialized diets, or whether USDA would allot the same foods to, say, an elderly diabetic and a family with young children.

    Then these same advocates should oppose government run hospitals.

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