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Oh great...another toddler firing a gun


"When units arrived, it was discovered that a 3-year-old had found a loaded 9mm in the vehicle and accidentally fired the weapon. No injuries. Owner of the firearm, parents, were cited for injury to child."

Which is wider?

Bernie Sanders' narrow path to victory?


One of the hairs in Donald Trump's first toupee?

Seriously tho, the whole "will of the voters" thing is extremely strange. There is no scenario for dividing SDs - besides just handing every one of them to Bernie because voters love their taxes being doubled, or something - that puts Bernie ahead. Winner-take-all-supers gives Bernie fewer. Proportional granting (60 percent of popular vote = 60 percent of supers) gives Bernie fewer. Giving them out according to how easily a candidate can beat Trump is kinda weird of an idea because presidenting isn't a system where the more you beat the other guy by the more powers you get...and because Deez Nuts, the 15-year-old kid who launched a joke campaign for president a few months ago, would beat Donald Hindenburg Trump.

Is this the reason Bernie is losing?

No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!

The longer Bernie goes on explaining why he's not winning the nomination, the more I think of John Belushi kneeled in front of an M-16-packing Carrie Fisher in the Blues Brothers, explaining why he missed their wedding.

And now, for your dancing pleasure: Sovereign citizen idiocy!

I think we all deserve a break from the election, so I present to you an article that appeared in my newspaper:


I'll answer the obvious question first: Like everywhere else in North Idaho, there is lead in the water in Athol - lots of it.

Anyway, here's the story: One of the local sovereign citizens decided to exert his "God-given right to travel without government interference" and let his car's registration and insurance lapse - but kept on driving it. The state fined him $200 for that and, after he refused to pay the fine, pulled his driver's license. So, naturally, he's suing the worker bee who did it for $6,689,940, payable in gold or silver (because currency is debt) - but he's doing it under Mosaic Law, which says...well, I'm going to copy-and-paste:

(The sovereign citizen) asserts that if he prevails in the suit, Mosaic law dictates that all damages must be paid in 30 days, or (the Idaho Transportation Department employee) would be required to forfeit all of the assets he and his family own and his family members and their descendants would be held as bond servants each paying 20 percent of their monthly income to him until the debt is finally settled in full.

The comments are a hoot...even the Republicans around here think this guy is full of shit.

Just in case anyone wondered what "the bus" looks like...

There's still plenty of room and weeks to go before the convention.

The world is changing its polio vaccine


The old polio vaccine inoculates against three strains of polio, which they call Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. It uses live virus. The old vaccine has eradicated Type 2 polio from the wild, so the new one is made without Type 2 virus.

Let's see if I have this right

While Hillary was researching the real needs of the poor in Harlem and raising funds in San Francisco so downticket Democrats can more effectively compete against Koch-funded Republicans and teabaggers, Bernie spent $600,000 of his fans' hard-earned money to stalk the Pope.

Demanding this debate may not have been Sanders' brightest idea

Tell me about the revolution, Daddy

Bernie Sanders thinks we need a political revolution.

As does Donald Trump.

And the sovereign citizen community.

So...exactly what happens when a bunch of pissed-off, unarmed people who think the lack of a $15 minimum wage and that the government hasn't taxed the rich into financial oblivion and used the money to pay for healthcare, college tuitions and family leave programs are America's biggest problems...come up against a bunch of pissed-off, heavily-armed people who think America has a minimum wage at all, taxes on the rich are far too high, gays, non-Christians, people who aren't married, people who don't have enough kids, men who wear earrings and women who don't, and brown people are allowed to be on American soil, and the government spends tax money on anything except the Army are America's biggest problems...and those two groups come up against another bunch of pissed-off people who think the country having a government at all is America's biggest problem?

Update to my Pledged Delegate analysis

In this thread:


I came up with a projection that put Hillary's pledged delegate count 108 short of what she'd need to outright capture the nomination without any superdelegates. We just had our first contest since then, so...

I said:
Wyoming: 14 pledged delegates available, she should take 4. 1099 to go.

She took seven of them. Now she's down to a 105-delegate deficit.
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