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Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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Granted I'm not from Iowa, so does somebody care to explain?

https://twitter.com/seungminkim/status/1073274067820691459

Witchcraft, witchcraft, WITCHCRAFT!!!

https://twitter.com/Unexplained/status/944348891008335874

How many high school sports movie tropes can you spot?

You'd think this was a satire off or youtube, but it's 100% legit:


https://twitter.com/athleteswag/status/1070479836840411136

Ross Douthat Roasted For Claiming White People Are Better Leaders

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat jumped the not-so-great white shark Wednesday when he published a column explicitly arguing that White Anglo Saxon Protestants (WASPs) are just better leaders than their “more meritocratic, diverse and secular successors,” and reaped blistering criticism in the process.

The column, pegged to nostalgia at the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, is entitled “Why We Miss the WASPs” and sub-headlined “Their more meritocratic, diverse and secular successors rule us neither as wisely nor as well.”

The 1800 words which follow are exactly the painful exercise in white-supremacy-convincing-itself-it’s-classism that you would expect it to be. But in one particularly audacious passage, Douthat even gives the white elite credit for the success of Jews, and for Barack Obama:

The establishment had always been somewhat permeable to arrivistes, Jews and Catholics imitated WASP habits in the 1940s and 1950s, and in our era their admirable influence is still felt in figures as different as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/ross-douthat-roasted-for-claiming-white-people-are-better-leaders/


Bonus: You'll recognize a longtime DUer in the cited tweets!

WikiLeaks declares war on the Guardian and now up is down, black is white...

https://twitter.com/pwnallthethings/status/1068233342070403072

It's funny because the only reason why WL got so big was because of constant fawning coverage from the Guardian in the early days...

MEANWHILE, in Santa Monica...

https://twitter.com/questlove/status/1068147621469057024

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/payless-opened-a-fake-luxury-store-palessi-to-see-how-much-people-would-pay-for-20-shoes/

The Intercept's agitprop generator is working overtime:

https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/1064892917733576707

https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1064189243629686785

These people have utterly failed the test of basic fucking humanity:

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1063118934789050368


So what's the recourse here? Would they be okay legally if they served from the front lawn of a member's home?

WikiLeaks' pernicious legacy -- empty lulz, bothsidesism and moral flexibility

Not long ago, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was considered a lionhearted champion of civil liberties and government transparency.

In 2007, he helped expose human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. In 2009, Amnesty International gave Assange one of its Media Awards for exposing a police massacre in Kenya.

In 2010, he was Time magazine readers’ choice for Person of the Year. In 2011, he won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. An article in Forbes in 2012 likened him to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and called his detractors “cowards.” In 2013, he won the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts.

In fact, before Assange was known for his romance with the Kremlin, and his shady contacts with scurvy Trumpites like Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr., he was a punk idol, a hacker god. For years, he seemed like an opener of governments who could disinfect the Earth with the sunlight of his tech virtuosity and his eccentric radiance.

It’s possible that the Assange still captivates the imagination of enough romantic anarchists that he’ll slip the knot of public condemnation once again.

But, like many online high-fliers of the aughts, Assange lacked a moral imagination equal to his skills as a technologist. Instead he soared along — a Byronic heartthrob to budding anarchists — on that era’s mandate: Do it for the lulz.

Over the past decade, the lulz — the laughs — have curdled.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-heffernan-assange-stone-20181103-story.html


Yes, I'm taking my victory lap here... I think I'll be taking another one when Greenwald meets his demise, which could be in the near future.

'If something happens to me, it's going to be my son.'

TARPON SPRINGS — James Costello lived with a grim foreboding.

“He told everybody that, ‘If something happens to me, it’s going to be my son,’” said friend Gina McNairy.

That proved prophetic. His son, Evan Costello, shot him twice at their home Tuesday after an argument over the son’s dog, according to Tarpon Springs police. The younger Costello, 25, now faces a charge of first-degree murder....

...Evan Costello told a 911 operator at about 1 a.m. Tuesday that he had shot his dad, according to police. He said the dispute started when his dog, a small mixed breed named Tetsuo, had eaten his father’s medication and got sick. They took the dog nicknamed “Tetch” to an animal hospital, then drove home in silence, according to the arrest report.

When they got home, Evan Costello told police that his father said something that “enraged him.” He also said that he had thought about shooting anyone who angered him, the arrest report said, and was waiting for someone to do so.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/slain-father-if-something-happens-to-me-its-going-to-be-my-son-20181114/

The mentally disturbed son (who refused to take medication) still had no trouble buying guns...
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