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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Current location: Nevada
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Ted Cruz pours sand from canister into bowl to represent portions of strawberries consumed by crew



Pictured above: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Ted Cruz: Attacks From Trump And McCain Reflect An Establishment In 'Full Panic Mode'

The Texas senator isn't happy his citizenship eligibility for president is being questioned.

01/07/2016 10:15 pm ET | Updated 5 hours ago

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says he thinks John McCain questioning his citizenship is an indication that the political establishment is in "full panic mode," and that the Arizona Republican senator's real motivation is that he secretly supports Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination.

"I think there's no doubt that the Washington cartel is in full panic mode," Cruz said, responding to questions from reporters before a town hall in an airplane hangar in Webster City, Iowa. "Everybody knows John McCain is going to endorse Marco Rubio."

The Texas senator's comments came after McCain said it's "worth looking into" whether Cruz is eligible to be the Republican presidential nominee since he was born in Canada. In an interview with a Phoenix CBS affiliate on Wednesday, McCain said questions raised by GOP front-runner Donald Trump over Cruz's eligibility are plausible.

Cruz says he anticipates Rubio will get an endorsement from McCain, which is why McCain brought up his birthplace as a potential stumbling block. "Their foreign policies are almost identical. Their immigration policies are identical," Cruz continued. "So it's no surprise that people who are supporting other candidates in this race are going to jump on the silly attacks that occur as we get closer and closer to this election."

Matt Taibbi on the Oregon Militia Standoff: "The Dumb And The Restless" (Rolling Stone)

The Dumb and the Restless


Ammon Bundy and his band of weeping, self-pitying, gun-toting, wannabe-terrorist metrosexuals are America's most ridiculous people

By Matt Taibbi January 7, 2016



First of all, when did it become OK for cowboys to cry in public?

The coolest thing about the Gary Cooper-Clint Eastwood-James Coburn-Yul Brenner-style cowboys is that they never said a damned thing. They walked slow, asses sore from all that riding, and kept things to a syllable or two if they could manage it: "Whiskey." "Bath." "Draw."

Contrast that with Ammon Bundy, the man who recently led a small group of gun-wielding outpatients to occupy the Malheur federal wildlife preserve in Oregon.

Before the occupation, Bundy stood up at a town hall meeting in Harney County, Oregon, and fell to pieces as he described to the audience the revelation he had from God about the need to take action against the federal government. He was most put out about the five-year sentence for arson that the feds slapped on a father and son duo of ranchers named Dwight and Steven Hammond for setting fires on federal land.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-dumb-and-the-restless-20160107

When signing up, new male DU members are now required to "Turn your head to the left and cough"



I remember Skinner's post about this a month ago, before putting the new policy in place. He said "I know this will be seen by some as a controversial move on our part, but trust me when I say it is a necessary one."

A routine physical exam is now a prerequisite for men who wish to become a DU member (these changes went into effect 1/1/16).

According to Wikipedia, "Many hernias are discovered during routine physical exams. If you're a guy, you may have had a physical exam where your doctor gave you a testicular exam and checked your testicles for a hernia. By placing a finger at the top of your scrotum and asking you to cough, the doctor can feel if you have a hernia."

This means that all male applicants, upon receiving a clean bill of health, will be granted membership in DU.

Skinner stated that he abandoned his original plan of having members who passed muster automatically display a special icon in their posts. The design was that of a smiling pair of testicles, winking and giving a "thumbs up" gesture. "Sometimes less is more," he observed.

One enterprising DUer, BenCarsonAteMyBrain, has created a Cafe Press line of t-shirts with the slogan "I had a finger placed at the top of my scrotum and all I got was a membership in DU." Skinner immediately distanced himself from this enterprising member, stating "This is no laughing matter. We're trying to make a difference here."

""Motherf**ker" is his favorite word...he says it under his breath as a form of daily affirmation."



Samuel L. Jackson has discussed the word that helped him overcome a debilitating stutter in the past. This week, he revealed a little more about the unconventional method.

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Howard Stern Show,” Jackson explained how the word "motherf**ker" -- a familiar one for anyone who's seen his movies -- helps speech process.

"I have no idea but it just does," he said. "It clicks a switch that stops the d-d-d b-b-b, because me I stuttered really, really, really badly for a long time."

Though Jackson didn't specifically address what it is about the word that prevents him from stuttering, he said in a 2013 interview with New York Magazine that "motherf**ker" is his "favorite word," adding that he says it under his breath as a form of daily affirmation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/theres-a-reason-samuel-l-jackson-says-motherfker-so-much_568d8096e4b0a2b6fb6e7837
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Jan 7, 2016, 08:10 AM (6 replies)

Bill Cosby won't be charged in two sexual assault cases in Los Angeles

Source: CNN

(CNN)Bill Cosby won't be charged in two cases investigated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, the DA announced Wednesday.

According to a charge evaluation sheet, prosecutors think neither of the two allegations could have resulted in charges within the statute of limitations.

The accusers, listed as Jane Does No. 1 and No. 2, had accused Cosby of sexual assault.

"We are satisfied that the Los Angeles DA's office fully and fairly evaluated all the facts and evidence, and came to the right conclusion," said Chris Tayback, a lawyer for Cosby.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/us/bill-cosby-no-charges-los-angeles/index.html?sr=fbCNN010616bill-cosby-no-charges-los-angeles1049PMVODtopLink&linkId=20150161
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 07:36 PM (5 replies)

Ben "Insane In The Membrane" Carson's Ex-Campaign Manager Throws The Doctor Under The Effin BUS

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/politics/ben-carson-barry-bennett-donald-trump/

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president unless something "cataclysmic" happens, Ben Carson's former campaign manager said Wednesday.

"All you've got to do is compare the size of everyone's rallies. And that's really a demonstration of grass-roots support," Barry Bennett told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour." "Donald Trump is having 10,000, 12,000 people show up at rallies. A lot of these guys are having five or six people show up at their events in Iowa. There's just not a comparison. You know, the establishment can fret about it all they want, but this is the new reality."

CNN's John Berman asked Bennett, who resigned last week as Carson's campaign has struggled, to clarify his remarks.

"This is coming from a guy who, until a week ago, was Ben Carson's campaign manager," Berman said. "Barry, you just said that unless something radical changes, Donald Trump will be the nominee."
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:33 PM (3 replies)

Lemmy Kilmister's Memorial Service to Stream Online Saturday January 9th

Lemmy Kilmister's Memorial Service to Stream Online



http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lemmy-kilmisters-memorial-service-to-stream-online-20160105

Lemmy Kilmister's memorial service will be broadcast live on YouTube between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST on Saturday January 9th, Motörhead announced on Facebook.

Friends and family of the late frontman are scheduled to gather for a ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Hollywood, but due to limited space on-site the band has asked that fans refrain from attending. The band, however, has set up a live-stream on their YouTube page in order to open up the event to the public.

"So wherever you are, please get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends," the band wrote. "Go to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an Internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm's life at home." Motörhead also included information for fans wishing to send flowers, as well as a link to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund for those wanting to make a donation in Kilmister's name.

The livestream will coincide with a day-long celebration in Kilmister's honor centered around the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Los Angeles. The rocker's favorite watering hole had scheduled a 12-hour memorial service for January 9th starting at 2 p.m. PST, but the response was so overwhelming, the celebration was extended down the Sunset Strip. Both the Roxy and Whisky will be open to fans while the Rainbow hosts its own private service between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. PST.
Posted by Miles Archer | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 08:52 AM (1 replies)

I miss the days when DU would gather on Friday nights to eat Balut and drink pitchers of YouHoo.

It was near the end of Bush's first term. There were regional groups of DUers who would meet every Friday night like clockwork. The YouHoo flowed like a great chocolate river, and servers kept the trays of Balut coming all night long.

At midnight we would all go outside, stand in a circle, look up at the stars, and vomit uncontrollably. And for the next four years, we never missed a Friday.

I miss those days.

When people tell you that DU "isn't what it once was," now you know what they're talking about.

Ben Carson Confronted at Town Hall: 'Do You Think I Chose to Be Gay?'

Ben Carson Confronted at Town Hall: 'Do You Think I Chose to Be Gay?'

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ben-carson-confronted-town-hall-chose-gay/story?id=36091989

"I have a quick question," said the attendee, who was wearing a tee shirt of a nearby LGBT community center while the candidate walked down a rope line and greeted supporters. "Do you think I chose to be gay?"

"Did you choose to be gay?" Carson responded.

"Yes, do you think I chose to be gay?" the attendee asked again. "That’s a long conversation," Carson said and repeated as he posed for a photograph with a supporter.

"I think you’re full of s---," his questioner responded, smiling, before walking away. "OK," was Carson's only response as he continued to pose for pictures.
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Jan 5, 2016, 05:56 PM (4 replies)

Right-wing / birther filmmaker's Ted Cruz fantasy, "The Constitution Strikes Back"



http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/watch-ted-cruz-wield-constitution-powered-lightsaber-in-bizarre-fan-film-20160104

Ted Cruz's campaign ads have, so far, been pretty standard conservative fare, with lots of talk of "hope, freedom and faith in God" — a little too standard for one Cruz supporter. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert took it upon himself to jazz up Cruz's message with a Star Wars-themed video starring a SIM Cruz charging the Capitol atop a giant white elephant.

"It is a dark time for the Republic. A deceptive and radical donkey has seized the capital and shredded the constitution," the opening crawl of The Constitution Strikes Back reads. "A powerful rebel must arise to unite the elephants and save the nation."

We won't spoil the whole thing for you, but we will say it involves a Constitution-powered lightsaber that "Cruz'" may or may not use to ward off RINOs and a donkey-riding President Obama drunk on executive power.

Gilbert, a repeat guest on the Alex Jones Show, and an Obama birther so devout that he made a film about it, wrote that he was inspired to create the Cruz video after the candidate compared his fight against liberals to Star Wars while filibustering Obamacare: "When I heard the Star Wars references, I envisioned Ted Cruz as a Jedi rebel warrior who could save America from the Progressive abyss."
Posted by Miles Archer | Mon Jan 4, 2016, 07:07 PM (1 replies)
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