IskaralPust
iskaralpust
Dec 9 2016
3

Yes, Nixon was certainly an ass (although he presided over some great environmental legislation, creating the EPA and passing the Endangered Species Act, and had some good foreign policy breakthroughs as well). Read more

Dec 9 2016
6

Certainly not every protest has had a permit, but the big ones generally do go through the permit process (though not all protesters always remain within permitted areas, so within a single event there can be both legal and illegal protesting). The 1971 May Day protests against the Vietnam War had their permit revoked Read more

Dec 9 2016
3

Yeah, but nothing about that statement really refutes the Park Service’s reason, which is that there is just too much interest to make quickly scheduling various simultaneous events feasible. I’m sure the Park Service’s motivations are based on logistics, rather than any more nefarious interest in quelling opposition Read more

Dec 9 2016
47

I think we should be using preschool students* to do all our protesting at this point, they’re very unlikely to be prosecuted and even if they spend some time in jail families can probably do without their limited income. Read more

Dec 9 2016
27

““This is always the way it happens,” said Litterst to the Post. “What makes this so complicated is that not only is this inauguration, but because there has been so much interest on both sides of this election, we are seeing all of these extra events that want to take place at the same time.”” Read more

Dec 9 2016
7

Sadly, this year they’re apparently going to skip the whole “see how big the President’s hands look while holding on to Washington’s monument” tradition our first Commander-in-Chief wrote into the Constitution. Read more

Dec 9 2016
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I’ll have a grande Pikachino with just a Squirtle of cream.

Dec 9 2016
19

Well, on the one hand, respecting peoples’ sacred traditions is good. On the other hand, I’ve had an itchy butt before, so... Read more

Dec 9 2016
1

All my money is invested in entropy, so I feel pretty secure.

Dec 9 2016
5

To be fair, his articles are literally about not trusting forecasts, so if someone’s takeaway was “I should divest because of Hamilton’s forecast,” that’s kind of on them.

Dec 8 2016
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“If Jesus had practiced this tactic, his male descendants could have saved more than $20,000 by now.”
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Dec 8 2016
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I’ll have you know that this stuff works quite well. Just the other day my supervisor was explaining that... well, she was saying something about numbers or whatever. I flailed my arms wildly and frantically screamed “WHERE DO YOU COME FROM!? WHERE DO YOU COME FROM!?” in her face. I am now CEO.

Dec 8 2016
5

“The Supreme Court long ago decided that to achieve the status of a protected human life an embryo has to be able to survive on its own.”
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Dec 7 2016
2

Alternate title suggestions for any forthcoming articles about Spencer include: “failed PhD with worst haircut ever loves failed artist with worst mustache ever”; “fascist with carefully coiffed hair ‘looked at a lot of romance novels’ about cowboys”

Dec 7 2016
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The two dogs in the seat have a very Lysa and Robin Arryn vibe. The one on the right is all “I want to see him fly, mommy.”

Dec 7 2016
1

Interesting, I suppose I can see how that would work. Maybe I’ll try making my bed in the morning. Read more

Dec 7 2016
7

It seems more likely to me that happy people have more energy to make their bed than that bed-making causes people to become happier. But, of course, I haven’t been published in Psychology Today.

Dec 7 2016
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* Technically, his penis’s estate. There won’t be much left. But the loss of consortium claims I’m filing on behalf of his hand will be frankly epic.