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Posted by: Steve White || 05/10/2016 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm still in 2012 and now I won't know how things will turn out! [pout]
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/10/2016 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  What's all this about a "moon landing"?
Posted by: charger || 05/10/2016 12:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Baden-Powell and staff at Mafeking relieved. Mules and horses nearly all consumed by holdouts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#4  After reading the Club of Rome report and The Population Bomb, I've been hiding in Mom's basement since the '80s. We're doomed, I tell ya. DOOMED!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/10/2016 13:35 Comments || Top||

#5  I get my Rantburg daily via pneumatique whilst I terry waiting to go home, can I get a copy wirelessed to me on TITANIC westbound? Condensed okay, MNO.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/10/2016 14:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Mr. White,

I am currently looking for work and may be of assistance. You will find I have already e-mailed my, if I may say so, quite unique resume.
Posted by: Bryan Pagliano || 05/10/2016 14:53 Comments || Top||

#7  I suppose you're going to tell me that Jane Wyman's the First Lady too...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/10/2016 15:23 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
AG Lynch says she cannot make 'prediction' about timing of Clinton probe
[Fox] Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday she could not make any "prediction" about the timing of a final resolution to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Asked at a news conference if the clock had run out against taking action against Clinton in light of the advanced election schedule, Lynch replied, "We do all our reviews, investigations of any matter carefully, thoroughly, and efficiently. And when the matter is ready for resolution, a recommendation will be made and we'll come to a decision at that time and I'm not able to give you a prediction. Sorry."

Lynch had called the press briefing to discuss a DOJ suit against North Carolina ‐ which the department brought quickly, in less than two months - over its transgender bathroom law. The state is also suing the DOJ over the issue.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 06:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe Ms. Lynch should just start with "never."
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 05/10/2016 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Not before the elections, anyway.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/10/2016 8:34 Comments || Top||

#3  First Comey and the investigators will determine when the investigation is over and second as much as I despise Hillary and dislike the AG, it would be inappropriate for her to say when she thinks the investigation will end.
Posted by: Chantry || 05/10/2016 21:40 Comments || Top||

8 dead, 41 wounded in Mother’s Day weekend shootings
[CHICAGO.SUNTIMES] Eight people -- including a 16-year-old boy -- were killed and at least 39 other people were maimed in shootings across reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
over Mother’s Day weekend.

The boy died in the latest homicide Sunday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Nathan Hicks, 16, was found in the street about 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Arthington with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
at 4 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 4700 block of West Gladys.

A couple hours earlier, another West Side shooting left one man dead and a woman injured in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Deshawn Thompson, 20, and a 19-year-old woman were sitting on a porch just before 1 p.m. in the 200 block of South Karlov when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities aid.

Thompson was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
at 5:45 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

The woman suffered a graze wound to the back and was also taken to Mount Sinai, where she was listed in good condition Sunday, police said.
Posted by: Fred || 05/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Name That City!"
Posted by: Raj || 05/10/2016 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  someone walked up and opened fire,

Sounds like a gang hit.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/10/2016 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I can't imagine what will happen on Father's Day.
Posted by: regular joe || 05/10/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

#4  I can't imagine what will happen on Father's Day. Posted by regular joe

Similar stats no doubt, if the holiday is still recognized.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  It's because of that Supreme Court ruling (McDonald?) against gun control.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/10/2016 11:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Dang. I knew I should have been an electrician.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/10/2016 11:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I can't imagine what will happen on Father's Day

A lot of confused gunmen looking for their missing Dad Parental Sperm Donor?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/10/2016 11:53 Comments || Top||

#8  How many of the shooters are members of the NRA?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/10/2016 16:52 Comments || Top||

#9  How many of the shooters are members of the NRA?

No NRA members in Chi-town, Deacon.

It's a 'gun-free' zone, dontcha know.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/10/2016 17:14 Comments || Top||

#10  While rolling on I-12, I listened to a couple talking heads on radio crowing that Chicago beat New Orleans on this weekend's body count.
Posted by: P2Kontheroad || 05/10/2016 17:40 Comments || Top||

#11  51 shot, 10 dead.
Posted by: Jort Wittlesbach4106 || 05/10/2016 20:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Again, I ask, why are democrats so violent?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 05/10/2016 21:04 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Captain America’s ‘heterosexual virility’ lamented by Vanity Fair
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Vanity Fair has weighed in on the blockbuster movie "Captain America: Civil War" to lament the hero’s "heterosexual virility."
Is the objection to heterosexuality or virility?
Perhaps we need the pic of the fainting couch...
Marvel Studios and Disney’s latest installment wowed audiences in North America to the tune of $181 million last weekend, but Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson
You could search Ms. Robinson on Google, and her resume is every bit what you'd expect...
left the theater disappointed. Her reason: Chris Evans’ character, super soldier Captain America, got nostalgic for his "skirt-chasing" days with best friend "Bucky" Barnes.

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Posted by: Fred || 05/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "When [writers] alter an existing character with decades of history to make the PC crowd happy, then it’s complete garbage because it’s blatant pandering," a reader identified as Joe said.

Not to mention the drop in box office revenue that would result from such a stunt. Joanna's just pissed because it's not her skirt getting chased. Then again, it's a whole lotta skirt!
Posted by: Raj || 05/10/2016 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Ack!!!
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/10/2016 17:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Jeez, Raj.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/10/2016 17:15 Comments || Top||

#4  That fat assed, donkey fluffing, wank waste is just a perfect example of how fucking sad people have gotten.

Shut up you fat bitch and go write some fan fiction of man on man love and leave the rest of us alone.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/10/2016 18:35 Comments || Top||

Whites Need Not Apply: BBC Advertises 'Black, Asian, Or Minority'- Only Positions
[Breitbart] A range of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television departments, programmes, and radio stations are currently offering highly desirable, paid internships, but white people are prohibited from applying.

Creative Access - an organisation, registered as a charity, which offers placements at "many of the UK's top media organisations" - has listed a number of BBC placements on its website, demanding applicants are only from "Black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic backgrounds".

The website's list of opportunities shows that all but four of the positions currently available are for jobs at the publicly-funded BBC, and Creative Access is funded by the British tax payer despite its charity status.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 05:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well at least they appear to be open about it, not wishing to waste applicant's time. Creds I suppose, for minimizing the usual gov't 'Affirmative Action' subterfuge.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 6:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Colored only ? See how ugly that looks. How is such a policy anything but that
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/10/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  This is great! Now the BBC elite might be affected by their SJW stance!
Posted by: Crorong Smith6237 || 05/10/2016 14:26 Comments || Top||

#4  What if I self-identify as Black, Asian, Or Minority?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/10/2016 14:33 Comments || Top||

#5  I tried doing that as 'Asian' once but I failed the alcohol consumption test.

Or so I'm told. I don't remember.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/10/2016 15:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Why do I get the idea that 'Asian' does not include Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, or other non-Islamic Pacific Asian people?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/10/2016 15:20 Comments || Top||

#7  I wrote Martian on my last census form for ethnicity.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/10/2016 16:55 Comments || Top||

#8  That's Cultural Appropriation!
Posted by: Marvin From Uh, Snowy Mountain || 05/10/2016 18:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Can you identify yourself, Deacon?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/10/2016 19:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Give me a mirror and I'll confirm the reflection is me.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/10/2016 20:13 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Acting speaker of Brazil lower house annuls Rousseff impeachment
The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress annulled the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff on May 9 and called for a new vote in the chamber.
The fix is in...
Waldir Maranhao, who took over as acting speaker last week, said there were procedural flaws in the April 17 vote in the chamber that accepted impeachment charges against Rousseff.
"What was the flaw?"
"They succeeded in impeaching her!"
After last month's lower house vote, the impeachment process was passed to the Senate, where a Senate committee recommended on May 6 that the leftist president be put on trial by the full chamber for breaking budget laws.

In a news release, Maranhao said the impeachment process should be returned by the Senate so that the lower house can vote again. It remained unclear whether his decision could be overruled by the Supreme Court, the Senate or a majority in the house.
The Senate could ignore her and just carry on...
Brazilian markets fell sharply after the surprising decision was announced.

The full Senate had been expected to vote to put Rousseff on trial on May 11, which would immediately suspend her for the duration of a trial that could last six months. During that period, Vice President Michel Temer would replace her as acting president.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This won't end without shooting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/10/2016 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  And riots. The Olympics in Rio will be a clusterfuck - I can't wait!
Posted by: Raj || 05/10/2016 0:19 Comments || Top||

#3  The same people who are for killing unborn babies in the womb are not the least bit concerned about your childrens safety in the restrooms.

These are deranged beasts. They should be dealt with as deranged beasts. This nation is now governed by beasts. And they are in control of your schools too.
Posted by: Fat Bob Panda2668 || 05/10/2016 2:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Boy, did I put that comment in the wrong thread...
Posted by: Fat Bob Panda2668 || 05/10/2016 2:29 Comments || Top||

#5  I recall a couple of months back competitors can compete in events according to the gender they identify as. Which will make it a complete farce.
Posted by: phil_b || 05/10/2016 6:58 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Didn't they throw out a couple of east german "female" athletes for being XY, back in the 1960es?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/10/2016 8:29 Comments || Top||

#7  It's all fun and games until the Ribbon Dancing gets dominated by men's figure skating.

And Enkidu entering women's Judo - that's gonna be some Mortal Kombat level stuff there. "Finish LGTWQCSHW!" Splat.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/10/2016 9:03 Comments || Top||

#8  swksvolFF: that's almost a Joe-quality comment...
Posted by: Steve White || 05/10/2016 11:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Juan Peron, to the white courtesy phone, Juan Peron...

Snark of the day.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 05/10/2016 13:12 Comments || Top||

#10  In other news, Waldir Maranhao elevated to presiding speaker.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 05/10/2016 13:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Apparently, he's revoked his own annullment
Posted by: Frank G || 05/10/2016 14:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Where IS Joe?
Posted by: Shipman || 05/10/2016 14:57 Comments || Top||

#13  Where IS Joe?

I can only hope that Guam did NOT flip over and trap him under it.....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 05/10/2016 15:03 Comments || Top||

'El Chapo' Extradition To U.S. May Proceed, Mexican Judge Says
[NPR.ORG] Two days after drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was transferred to a prison near Juárez, a Mexican city near the U.S. border, a federal judge in Mexico said the extradition process can move forward.

An unnamed judge said the "legal requirements laid out in the extradition treaty" between the U.S. and Mexico had been met, The News Agency that Dare Not be Named reports, adding that Mexico's foreign ministry has 20 days to approve the extradition.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reported in January that Guzmán had been "indicted on drug and arms trafficking, money laundering and murder charges in at least six U.S. states." In July 2015, Guzmán he beat feet from Mexico's supermax Altiplano prison through a mile-long tunnel. He was recaptured in January.

But the judge's go-ahead for extradition is one step in what could still be a lengthy process. Lawyers for Guzman can still try to block or delay any attempts to extradite the infamous leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

As the Two-Way has reported, the head of Mexico's extradition office, Miguel Merino, warned in January that Guzmán's legal team could pursue various appeals that could delay the drug kingpin's extradition for four to six years.
Posted by: Fred || 05/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  0 needs another "win," and The Chapster, once in US custody, will have little audience for what he knows (i.e. Fast and Furious, etc.).
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 05/10/2016 13:30 Comments || Top||

European artists celebrate Islamist terrorism
A Copenhagen art exhibit planning to portray two of the Brussels suicide bombers and one of the Paris Bataclan attackers as "martyrs" has been reported to police for encouraging terrorism.

A Danish group of artists plans to include brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who detonated bombs in the deadly Brussels attacks on 22 March, and Foued Mohamed-Aggad, who blew himself up at Paris music venue Bataclan on 14 November. Images of the "martyrs", replicas of their belongings and plaques to explain who they are will adorn the artistic exhibition, which will be on display from May 26 until June 10 in a former abattoir in Copenhagen's trendy Meatpacking District.
An interesting choice of venue
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/10/2016 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Will there be a live performance, too?

Snark of the day.
Posted by: European Conservative || 05/10/2016 4:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Can anyone enter the art exhibit, for example can i make a statue of Mohammad made out of lacquered poo, where he is mounting a tiny laquered turd statue of 9-year-old aisha

mounted on a desecrated koran that an arse has been wiped on with poo.

I would like to enter that - can I enter that in the exhibition?
Posted by: anon1 || 05/10/2016 9:58 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Hildebeest Super PAC Creates Paid Troll Army to Counter Online Attacks
[LA Times] When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place ‐ confronted by a multimillion dollar super PAC working with Clinton.

Hillary Clinton's well-heeled backers have opened a new frontier in digital campaigning, one that seems to have been inspired by some of the Internet's worst instincts. Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront social media users who post unflattering messages about the Democratic front-runner.

In effect, the effort aims to spend a large sum of money to increase the amount of trolling that already exists online.

The plan comes as Clinton operatives grapple with the reality that her supporters just aren’t as engaged and aggressive online as are her detractors inside and outside the Democratic Party.

The lack of engagement is one of Clinton’s bigger tactical vulnerabilities, particularly when compared with rivals like Donald Trump, whose viral social media attacks are legion, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is backed by a passionate army of media-savvy millennials.

Some experts on digital campaigns think the idea of launching a paid army of "former reporters, bloggers, public affairs specialists, designers" and others to produce online counterattacks is unlikely to prove successful. Others, however, say Clinton has little choice but to try, given the ubiquity of online assaults and the difficulty of squelching even provably untrue narratives once they have taken hold.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 08:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I am sure I have run across some of these, and a few others that act like they are getting paid by the word...
Posted by: ptah || 05/10/2016 10:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Paid protestors, paid trolls, paid newspaper writers... one would think that anything Clintons do isn't worth defending for free.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/10/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah, we know.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/10/2016 11:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Internet brown shirts. Using free speech to shout down others. The beginning of the end if we allow it.
Posted by: 49 pan || 05/10/2016 12:32 Comments || Top||

#5  They're quite handy at controlling the narrative.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 13:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Just lucky for us they don't know how to write very well.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/10/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||

#7  provably untrue narratives

Such as the unemployment figures, You Can Keep Your Doctor, Nukes for Iran, It Was The Movie Not Terrorists, No Chemical Weapons Will be Allowed in Syria, et al.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/10/2016 13:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Watch out FRANK! Here she comes!
Posted by: Shipman || 05/10/2016 15:01 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Domestic Terrorism in 2015 - New Jersey Office of Homeland Security
Posted by: newc || 05/10/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Christie might actually have something to contribute to the Trump transition team.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/10/2016 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  This is only non-jihadi terrorism.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/10/2016 17:00 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Rush just solved NC bathroom dispute with Feds
[Daily Caller] To counter the Obama Department of Justice suit regarding transgender bathrooms in North Carolina, Rush Limbaugh suggested that the state should no longer identify as North Carolina for the duration of the suit.

Monday on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," Limbaugh, noting that the DOJ gave the state of North Carolina three days to "throw that bill out," said that "If the DOJ gets their way, every business 15 employees or more, is gonna have to have unisex bathrooms and anybody can go into whatever bathroom they want depending how they want to identify or want to present that day."

"The solution here might be that the North Carolina governor could say that we don’t identify as North Carolina anymore, and therefore your lawsuit against us is irrelevant," Limbaugh suggested. "’We’re not North Carolina. We don’t identify that way, as long as your lawsuit [is in effect].'"
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/10/2016 06:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Silly diversionary topic intended to distract the incensed masses from real issues. 'Who you pee next to' is apparently more important to the WH and DoJ than the collapsing economy and world order in an election year.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/10/2016 8:12 Comments || Top||

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  US airstrike kills ISIS 'Emir of Anbar Province' in Iraq
Mon 2016-05-09
  78 militants killed in latest air and ground raids of Afghan forces
Sun 2016-05-08
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