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  • John DowdBrendan McDermid/REUTERS/NewscomJohn Dowd resigned today as President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the investigation of Russia's attempt to meddle with the 2016 election.
  • The House Intelligence Committee officially voted to end its own investigation into the 2016 election and say there's no evidence of any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. They also recommended a crackdown on intelligence leaks, including "mandatory polygraphs."
  • The House approved the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, 256–167. But will Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attempt a filibuster?
  • Trump moved forward today with his attempt today to impose $60 billion in tariffs on goods from China. The stock market has not responded well.
  • MGM has released hotel security footage of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, showing the methodical preparation in the days leading up to the massacre.
  • Israel has formally acknowledged it was behind a strike on a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007.
  • The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera footage of a weekend confrontation where police ended up shooting a 23-year-old man in his grandparent's backyard after apparently mistaking his cellphone for a gun.

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  • BestUsedCarSales||

    WHERE WERE YOU YESTERDAY

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He was working on that tasty, tasty alt-text.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Britches is already working on topping it.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That seems unlikely.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    He basically told us to fuck off this week when he put "alt-text" as the alt-text to an image.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Britches is pro ice. He don't give a FUCK.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    He earned my grudging respect with that.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Still bouncing along the bottom... https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/reason.com

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Wish I could see a longer window. I'm so curious of their pre-election numbers. Like well before it started.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Resigned? Or FIRED?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Naw.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    He was fired, but then he refused to be fired and quit, but was refused the quit and was fired, back and forth until it turned into a real sweaty pile of old man asshole penetration.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    "Nobody quits on me! You hear that?? You are fired!"

  • Don't look at me.||

    Go on.....

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Sadly, I am not Sugarfree. God bless our dearly departed compatriots.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I don't miss the Hilary nightmares.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Do you think She ever put the husk of Mook out of its misery?

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Sweet picture. Looks like Junji Ito.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    They also recommended a crackdown on intelligence leaks, including "mandatory polygraphs."

    Good to see that they're not afraid to descend into psuedo-science.

  • Timrekgrun||

    Pipe down pleb or it's the turmeric enema for you!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    [pipes up]

  • Juice||

    Dude, to get some security clearances you have to do it. It's like you're being audited by a Scientologist or something. It's just baffling.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    John Dowd resigned today as President Donald Trump's lead lawyer representing Trump in the investigation of Russia's attempt to meddle with the 2016 election.

    Resigned, probably retired from law altogether, and checked into rehab.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    He just rented a cabin in a remote part of Idaho.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He's gonna spend all day staring at the horizon, wondering what happened.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The stock market has not responded well.

    You don't know, Shackleford. Maybe it was because of... [looks around] ...this pencil.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Leonard Reed is shown, once again, to be a fraud.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Woah, that misspelling of the last name completely changes the logic of that sentence.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    There was a little black boy hidden under the stage, banging claves together.

  • Rich||

    SCHUMER HEAPS PRAISE ON GOP OMNIBUS BILL: 'ERA OF AUSTERITY' COMING 'TO AN END'

    The 2,232 page bill, which was released to members today, is expected to be voted on later this afternoon. Schumer said Democrats will enthusiastically support it. "I'm really excited about it," he said.

    Hey, Chuck -- What's your favorite part of that bill?

  • Timrekgrun||

    Spending everyone else's money!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    The unlubricated penetration of the American citizen, obviously.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Blood is the lube.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Ok, unlubricated *at first*.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    That was the title of Omnibus Boy's first album.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Great, now i've got an x-rated parody of Roxy Music playing in my head.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    What does Amy Schumer know about federal spending?

  • Juice||

    The Obama era of austerity?

  • Brian||

    "'I'm really excited about it,' Chuck Schumer said."

    That's because you're a boring cunt, Chuck Schumer.

  • shortviking||

    Wait, what austerity?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    MGM has released hotel security footage of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock...

    Yeah I don't know who that is.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    ...OR DO YOU?!?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Inventor of the lock.

  • Don't look at me.||

    No , they named a fish after him.

  • Homple||

    Wrong. He invented an enclosure for horses.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera footage of a weekend confrontation where they ended up shooting 23-year-old man in his grandparent's backyard after apparently mistaking his cellphone for a gun.

    COPS ARE COWARDS!! Don't fire until fired upon, that would solve ALL OF THIS. Civilian lives are MORE IMPORTANT THAN PIGS!

  • Don't look at me.||

    The first two bullets in cops guns should be blanks.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Don't matter when they are trained to empty the clip.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    If that had been true then the subplot of Die Hard would have been really different.

  • ||

    Neutered black cop firing blanks at a well-hung German?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Yes. I dream of a post-racial cuck-society.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

  • Citizen X - #6||

    They got the link from your name, bruh!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I loved that video! BAHHH!

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Don't worry, I just changed it to a mirror.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I'ma watch it again while it still exists.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Though probably not the best video to watch in an office cubicle xD

    *watches anyway*

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Holy shit! Dilbert 3!!! NOOOOOOO

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "This video has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content."

    Seems legit.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    It's pretty low key. It's just Dilbert huffing oxygen, while watching a porn flick. It's not too detailed.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Sort of autobiographical, then?

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Youtube is pathetic. I wish google had a fucking competitor.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    We will see. Certain very specific sites exist, such as Twitch for video game stuff, and Vimeo for short films, but Youtube is definitely pretty damn dominant.

  • JeremyR||

    Twich is probably more lefty than Google, though.

  • Zeb||

    Fuckers. Just when I get into watching stuff on YouTube they start hiding or banning all the good stuff.

  • Bubba Jones||

    The gun videos are moving to pornhub

  • Bubba Jones||

    Reddit has nuked any subreddit that "facilitates" gun transactions.

    This includes links to licensed dealers or exchanges of ammunition brass.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Sacramento Police Department has released body camera footage of a weekend confrontation where they ended up shooting 23-year-old man in his grandparent's backyard after apparently mistaking his cellphone for a gun.

    Because like you can do anything about it, public.

  • Rich||

    Demand for American Sperm Is Skyrocketing in Brazil

    For the many Brazilian women who can't afford the imported version but long to have a blue-eyed baby, there is always Facebook .

    Don't count on it, ladies!

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Rich is a Crusty sock, who knew?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Simple Mikey warned us, but we didn't listen.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I just can't help but wonder how many crusty sock's WCR knows.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I imagine most of Mikey's socks are pretty crusty.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You misspelled "has."

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    If they want I will marry them and we can have many blue-eyed children. I am blue eyed as fuck.

  • Timrekgrun||

    Please don't tell them that brown eyes and dark hair are dominant traits. I need some where to send the spunk.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I also believe I have other positive qualities. I'm smart, with multiple degrees and an advanced degree. I'm friendly. I make a lot of jokes. I'm weirdly tall. And I don't rape.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Why did you stop?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I never was a rapist. Never would want to be one. Love making is a mutual experience.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You are so lovable, BUCS. I mean that sincerely.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    Everyone wants a "pretty kid" and for many parents in Brazil, where prejudice often runs deep, that means "the white biotype—light-colored eyes and skin," said Susy Pommer, a 28-year-old data analyst from São Paulo

    Latino people seek Caucasian attributes -- white people to blame.

  • cgr2727||

    Cultural appropriation!

  • JeremyR||

    The inhabitants of Spain (and Portugal) were originally white and fair haired Celts (Celtiberians) until the Romans invaded.

  • Don't look at me.||

    You know who else wanted blue eyed babies?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    White Walkers?

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    *slow clap*

  • Rhywun||

    Crystal Gayle?

  • CE||

    Elton John?

  • Bubba Jones||

    How much do they pay?

    Asking for a blue eyed friend.

  • Rebel Scum||

    The House Intelligence Committee officially voted to end its own investigation into the 2016 election and say there's no evidence of any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

    I'm still waiting for someone to explain this "collusion" and how it is illegal.

  • Don't look at me.||

    It 12d chess, man. It runs so deep they couldn't find it..

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Damn it, John is correct in the Pinker thread. Don't anyone let him know I said that.

  • Don't look at me.||

    All hail John!

  • John||

    LOLOL. Don't worry, I will be plenty wrong about something else soon enough.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I mean, he is arguing with Gilmore.

  • John||

    Way to rain on my parade. What a buzzkill.

  • John||

    http://pjmedia.com/trending/pe.....-accident/

    Part of me loves the surreal craziness of PETA

  • Libertymike||

    That is some funny shit.

    Just stop and contemplate how bat shit insane LOL that is.

  • Rebel Scum||

    MGM has released hotel security footage of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, showing the methodical preparation in the days leading up to the massacre.

    Anything about how he got all the weapons and ammo to the room or what the motive was?

  • Ken Shultz||

    YouTube (aka Google) is banning videos that link to gun retailers.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/ news/articles/2018-03-21/ youtube-bans-firearm- sales-and-how-to- videos-prompting-backlash

    It's a shitty move.

    Some extremely popular sites depend on gun retailers for sponsorship to loan them guns to review--without having to kiss the gun manufacturer's asses like the magazines do.

    Fuck you, Google. I might defend your right to make choices for yourself, but if the government comes to break you up, I won't be shedding any heart felt tears because it's you.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Remove the s in https and it will auto shorten.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Thanks.

  • Rebel Scum||

    apparently mistaking his cellphone for a gun

    An understandable error. Happens all the time.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Raimondo, what happened to you?

    Justin abandons libertarian principles and then accuses those that stick to them of doing just that. Sorry bud, KMW is the libertarian here.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'm not familiar enough with him to know what his betrayal was.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    He runs antiwar.com, was pretty close to being an ancap, and then became a rabid Trump supporter.

  • Libertymike||

    Do, pray tell, how the linked piece supports your assessment? Is it just KMV's response to Tucker Carlson's question? I

  • JeremyR||

    I thought he was almost more of an Alex Jones crazy guy to begin with.

  • Libertymike||

    He's not, and never has been, Alex Jones crazy.

  • Ken Shultz||

    You're outta yer god damn mind.

    Raimondo is spot on in that piece with everything--except maybe the misconception that Reason and Cato are somehow the libertarian movement.

    That's easy to forgive once you understand that he was contemporaries and friendly with all the players--back when the only libertarians were the people who became its leaders.

    Sometimes I meet people who want to tell me all about what it was like to be a hardcore kid in SoCal in the early '80s. Listening to "experts" tell you what you did and why--like you don't know what you're talking about even when you're talking about yourself--can drive you crazy.

    That's the boat he's in with libertarianism.

    Nowadays, there's a gulf between the elitists who imagine they're what libertarianism is about and your everyday average libertarian--much like there's a gulf between the democratic leadership and the white, blue collar, middle class of rust belt, that's supposed to be their bread and butter.

    Gillespie seems to have caught on--over the last few days. Many of the others are lost in the bubble. They're basically fashion victims. They got caught up in the progressive fashion trends of 2004-2016, and now they look like Leisure Suit Larry.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Watch the uber vehicle video hitting the pedestrian. They are definitely at fault. There is no deceleration or avoidance even sttempted and given the vastly superior reaction times of the computers, there is no excuse. Someone really fucked up at uber. Either their sensors are shit or, more likely, their software. But I'm sure they have great parties.

  • Hank Phillips||

    Thanks, Reason, for the tipoff on that Las Vegas sniper info--what little there was of it is better than nothing.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Looks like the Democrat PA Supreme Court justices forgot about the Legislature's power to impeach them.
    Pennsylvania Legislature moves to impeach Democrat Supreme Court justices for usurping power to set districts for Congressional seats

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