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Vice Magazine Will Cease Publishing, Laying Off Hundreds

Vice declared bankruptcy months ago. Its remaining assets were bought for pennies on the pound* by some financial fregans digging through the corporate media garbage dumpster.

While Vice's layabout perverts had hopes they would continue being paid for their phoney-baloney jobs, they've been told they should plan to spend more time with their Portland polycules.



Vice Media Group is making drastic changes in the face of financial difficulties.

In a memo to Vice employees Thursday, CEO Bruce Dixon said the company will be cutting "several hundred" jobs in the next week.

As part of its major restructuring, Vice will discontinue publishing content on its own website, Vice.com, and will instead put "more emphasis on our social channels as we accelerate our discussions with partners to take our content to where it will be viewed most broadly," Dixon wrote in the memo.

What does that mean? To be honest I think it just means they will spam out advertisements on their Twitter feed.

They say they want to "partner with established media." Of course. Bankrupt basket-case companies always want to "partner" with healthier ones, the same way leeches wish to "partner with" a human leg.

They also say they're going "full studio." But this "pivot to video" hasn't worked out for any of these companies.


"We create and produce outstanding original content true to the Vice brand. However, it is no longer cost-effective for us to distribute our digital content the way we have done previously. Moving forward, we will look to partner with established media companies to distribute our digital content, including news, on their global platforms, as we fully transition to a studio model," the CEO continued.

Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.

And now? Who knows. I guess Vice media is still on some cable channels, somewhere.

Vice has long been one of the biggest jokes in Fake Media, as this old video demonstrates.


I wrote a Bye-ku for Vice:

Tranny sewing circles
in Lagos
Vice go boom

I guess even Meta -- FaceBook/Instagram -- isn't making as much profit as they want, because they're allowing people to post and sell sexualized photos of children.

David Strom, first quoting from, I think, the Wall Street Journal:

Meta Platforms safety staff warned last year that new paid subscription tools on Facebook and Instagram were being misused by adults seeking to profit from exploiting their own children.

Two teams inside Meta raised alarms in internal reports, after finding that hundreds of what the company calls "parent-managed minor accounts" were using the subscription feature to sell exclusive content not available to nonpaying followers. The content, often featuring young girls in bikinis and leotards, was sold to an audience that was overwhelmingly male and often overt about sexual interest in the children in comments on posts or when they communicated with the parents, according to people familiar with the investigations, which determined that the payments feature was launched without basic child-safety protections.

This wasn't nudity and it wasn't fully sexual, but it was obviously sexualized.


While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification. Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

And more from the NYT:

Thousands of accounts examined by The Times offer disturbing insights into how social media is reshaping childhood, especially for girls, with direct parental encouragement and involvement. Some parents are the driving force behind the sale of photos, exclusive chat sessions and even the girls' worn leotards and cheer outfits to mostly unknown followers. The most devoted customers spend thousands of dollars nurturing the underage relationships.

The large audiences boosted by men can benefit the families, The Times found. The bigger followings look impressive to brands and bolster chances of getting discounts, products and other financial incentives, and the accounts themselves are rewarded by Instagram's algorithm with greater visibility on the platform, which in turn attracts more followers.

More at the link.

Parents are exploiting their children, making them available to pedophiles, and Instagram just takes its cut of the revenue.

Meanwhile, it's hardly any better in the (LOL) "Prestige" media. The editor who edited the Tom Cotton op-ed calling for National Guard troops to quell the insurrection of BLM and Antifa Arsonists in 2020 now reveals how toxic and insane the New York Times is.

He was shamed at a silly get-to-know-eachother orientation meeting.

On one of my first days at The New York Times, I went to an orientation with more than a dozen other new hires. We had to do an icebreaker: Pick a Starburst out of a jar and then answer a question. My Starburst was pink, I believe, and so I had to answer the pink prompt, which had me respond with my favorite sandwich.

Russ & Daughters' Super Heebster came to mind, but I figured mentioning a $19 sandwich wasn't a great way to win new friends. So I blurted out, "The spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A," and considered the ice broken.

The HR representative leading the orientation chided me: "We don't do that here. They hate gay people." People started snapping their fingers in acclamation.

Uptwinkles!!!

I hadn't been thinking about the fact that Chick-fil-A was transgressive in liberal circles for its chairman's opposition to gay marriage. "Not the politics, the chicken," I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed.

But it's Mostly Peaceful Chicken!!!

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 03:26 PM




Comments

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1 SPONGE!

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 03:28 PM (53oGX)

2 I'll nood-ith

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 03:28 PM (53oGX)

3 I hadn't been thinking about the fact that Chick-fil-A was transgressive in liberal circles for its chairman's opposition to gay marriage. "Not the politics, the chicken," I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed.

=======

You felt shame?

Why?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:28 PM (GBKbO)

4 OH NO!

Anyway.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 26, 2024 03:28 PM (17s+e)

5 AI, Baby!

AI!

Posted by: New at February 26, 2024 03:29 PM (YAtuc)

6 Otters called but I used a personal ad at VICE to do it so who knows if the otters will show up here??

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 26, 2024 03:29 PM (2yu8s)

7 As part of its major restructuring, Vice will discontinue publishing content on its own website, Vice.com, and will instead put "more emphasis on our social channels as we accelerate our discussions with partners to take our content to where it will be viewed most broadly," Dixon wrote in the memo.
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That's not a "restructuring," that's closing up shop. They're becoming a Twitter feed with - possibly, if they're lucky - some cross-licensing deals as a shell company.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:30 PM (HnUIn)

8 Think of the Children!

Posted by: henry at February 26, 2024 03:30 PM (JMDly)

9 I read the content. What a noob.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (N1tpc)

10 this is fun; I'm enjoying

it's a good start

dee-yay, Media ... dee-yay

/sideshowBobVoice

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (AcWfM)

11 It’s odd that the NYT find Meta doing this stuff “disturbing” when they actively promote pedophelia.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (YofvK)

12 Who's going to do videos on all of the various sexual kinks like sex with bugs, donkeys, living as a dog, baby play and anime being child porn?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (di6C2)

13 "We create and produce outstanding original content true to the Vice brand. However, it is no longer cost-effective for us to distribute our digital content the way we have done previously. ...
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Then that content isn't "outstanding," not from a business standpoint. That content is a sinkhole that's bankrupting you. From an artistic standpoint or whatever, maybe it's just the bee's knees - but as a business, it ain't.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (HnUIn)

14 Willowed - 521 What’s everyone doing to celebrate Feb 29 this year?
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:25 PM (YofvK)

NewGirl is estimated to be 7.5 lbs.. it's possible she shows up as a leap year baby... that would technically be 2 weeks early, but #2 was 2 weeks early...

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (53oGX)

15 I'M AFRAID OF CHICKEN SANDWICHES

Posted by: NY Times Staffer at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (AbL8c)

16 While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification. Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.


---

Terrible day to have eyes.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (fKIdX)

17
Tranny sewing circles
in Lagos
Vice go boom



Worst limerick ever.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (aD39U)

18 Bye bye Vice

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (fwDg9)

19 I sat down, ashamed.

This story would have ended better with :

"I said 'Jesus Christ, you people really are all fucking retards' and quit that minute."

Posted by: spindrift at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (MqhXY)

20 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.
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When is Letitia James going after them for tax evasion??

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (2yu8s)

21 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.

And now? Who knows.


I'm thinking a dollar and two box tops from Whole Foods bran flakes.

Posted by: Paco at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (njExo)

22 Last time I went to a CFA, it a 15 minute wait in line. Big Gay lost that one, bigly.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (YofvK)

23 "They're becoming a Twitter feed with - possibly, if they're lucky - some cross-licensing deals as a shell company."

Yes. The Vice "brand" printed on those scented urinal screens and hospital bed pans.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (54XhK)

24 TBH the Internet is awash in leftist horseshit sites.

It really needs a good "cleansing."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (Q4IgG)

25 Nobody wanted to read the crap you were publishing, I don't think having a couple of losers basically read the same shit is going to work. It's not the medium, it's the message.

Posted by: Dear Vice at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (OgfrC)

26 19 "I said 'Jesus Christ, you people really are all fucking retards' and quit that minute."
Posted by: spindrift at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (MqhXY)

========

You don't quit the NYT! They print all the news that's fit to print!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (GBKbO)

27 So I blurted out, "The spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A," and considered the ice broken.
------------
He should be ashamed. The correct answer is "cubano."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (0gvpA)

28 NewGirl is estimated to be 7.5 lbs.. it's possible she shows up as a leap year baby... that would technically be 2 weeks early, but #2 was 2 weeks early...
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 03:31 PM (53oGX)

I'll toss in a note to the Boss for a happy delivery and that she wont have to be 84 to buy alcohol.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (di6C2)

29 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.

---

Wait a minute... Is Vice located in New York by chance?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (fKIdX)

30 Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

>>>There aren't enough Papa Bears in this country. We're lacking in Mama Bears, too, but we need Papa Bears.

Posted by: pookysgirl, Mama Bear at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (dtlDP)

31 >>The bigger followings look impressive to brands and bolster chances of getting discounts, products and other financial incentives,

Which brands, exactly?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (Ma4CJ)

32 "Not the politics, the chicken," I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed."

Pussy.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (54XhK)

33 22 Last time I went to a CFA, it a 15 minute wait in line. Big Gay lost that one, bigly.
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:32 PM (YofvK)

=======

Well, they did win by taking over the CfA foundation and using company profits to fund thins like BLM.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (GBKbO)

34 Bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (w3DAr)

35
YOU MUST WORSHIP THE GAY AGENDA

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (qW9k0)

36 Laying Off Hundreds
.......

Too bad all the dishwashing jobs have been taken by our New Neighbors.

Posted by: wth at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (v0R5T)

37 Otters called but I used a personal ad at VICE to do it so who knows if the otters will show up here??
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 26, 2024 03:29 PM


The river otters probably will.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 26, 2024 03:34 PM (5sOEG)

38 Last time I went to a CFA, it a 15 minute wait in line. Big Gay lost that one, bigly.
Posted by: Montec

I like their food, but not that much. It has gotten kind of expensive...for fast food. But everything is getting kind of expensive.
I think Trump did something ......

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at February 26, 2024 03:34 PM (vcOmj)

39 Dammit MAE, now it's hailing over here. It was beautiful and sunny an hour ago.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 03:34 PM (DRSnL)

40 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.
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The final value will probably make Tumblr look good.

Tumblr sold to Yahoo! for a billion dollars. A billion. Freaking. Dollars.

Then Yahoo! - which clearly did zero due diligence like actually *using* the platform they bought - realized that what they bought was a platform full of political subversives, perverts and pedophiles. Huge, monumental liability risks. They had to shut down most of what made the platform appealing to its audience and it started hemorrhaging.

Eventually, Verizon bought Yahoo! and then got rid of the cancerous growth by spinning out Tumblr. Divestiture price: $3 million. Decline: 99.7%.

I'll bet Vice's decline from the phony baloney "peak valuation" will rival Tumblr.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:34 PM (HnUIn)

41 Well, they did win by taking over the CfA foundation and using company profits to fund thins like BLM.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (GBKbO)

Oh. Well that’ sucks. And blows. But mainly sucks.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (YofvK)

42 Vice just seems like a bad company name to me.

Was Pedophile taken?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (aD39U)

43 Someone should shoot up the VICE offices and leave boxes of Chic-Fil-A laying around.

Oops.

Sorry, that only works the other way around.

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (2yu8s)

44 I would like to say that I have been on hold for 30 minutes and I suspect the phone bank personnel are on lunch.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (D7oie)

45 Well, they did win by taking over the CfA foundation and using company profits to fund thins like BLM.

anything not explicitly conservative is always taken over by the left, exhibit #14312421421

Posted by: brak at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (AR07F)

46 The Russians arrested somebody who they said was paid by the Ukrainians to assassinate Tucker Carlson while he was in Moscow.

Tucker was put on the Ukrainian semi-official Myrotvorets kill list last year.

Big if true.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (YAtuc)

47 The closest CFA to me is close to an hour away so I don’t eat it too often. Only when I’m in the ‘nabe. It’s good, but it ain’t no In N out.

And now the burger wars have begun..

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (YofvK)

48 Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

Your young daughter is sexually active?

Naww, she just lies there like her mother.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (qW9k0)

49 Vice, baby, Vice!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (FVME7)

50 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.
--------
When is Letitia James going after them for tax evasion??
Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s)

Letitia James could not find her ass with both hands. She does what she is told to do by the Democrat Party "leadership".

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (vcOmj)

51 Somebody in hell is patiently waiting for Mark Zuckerberg.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (54XhK)

52 >>>Vice Magazine Will Cease Publishing, Laying Off Hundreds
Anyway.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (o3SCB)

53 >> the company will be cutting "several hundred" jobs in the next week.


Am I the only one surprised that they had several hundred people to make that operation work?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (Ma4CJ)

54 ... by some financial fregans digging through the corporate media garbage dumpster.

-------------

[Per Wikipedia:] Freeganism is an ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. The word "freegan" is a portmanteau of "free" and "vegan".

I saw the Financial Freegans open for The Crickets at Tornada Jam '82.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (EN9A4)

55
Vice Magazine Will Cease Publishing, Laying Off Hundreds ...


... Tens Mourn

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (xG4kz)

56 Lrn 2 Kode motherfuckers.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (YofvK)

57 The Russians arrested somebody who they said was paid by the Ukrainians to assassinate Tucker Carlson while he was in Moscow.

Zelensky's a deeply stupid asshole, much like his mentor Barack Obama. So I can see the Ukes doing that.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (2ocoG)

58 49 Vice, baby, Vice!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (FVME7)

(V)ice, (V)ice, baby.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (o3SCB)

59 You kinda hate to see it. But mostly, you love to see it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (xcxpd)

60 While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification. Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.
++++
I wonder how many of these "parent-managed accounts" are actually managed by parents. Probably most of them, if I had to guess, but I'd bet a lot of them are actually managed by non-parent pimps.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (HnUIn)

61 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (aD39U)

62 61 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (aD39U)

=======

Poochy was his cousin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (GBKbO)

63 Am I the only one surprised that they had several hundred people to make that operation work?

Not as surprised as finding out that pre-Elon Twitter had like 8000 people.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (2ocoG)

64 The Russians arrested somebody who they said was paid by the Ukrainians to assassinate Tucker Carlson while he was in Moscow.


Tucker is on the Uke kill list so its not surprising...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (ibTVg)

65 "Not the politics, the chicken," I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed."

Let me console you. Have this dick on a bun.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (54XhK)

66 Am I the only one surprised that they had several hundred people to make that operation work?
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (Ma4CJ)

It’s the pre-Elon Twitter model. 20% of people do the work the other 80% are woke women who sit in meetings drinking chai lattes all day.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (YofvK)

67 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld.

As was depicted at the end of Team America: World Police.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (2ocoG)

68 Poochy was his cousin.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:38 PM (GBKbO)



TO THE EXTREME!!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:39 PM (aD39U)

69 Vice will discontinue publishing content on its own website, Vice.com, and will instead put "more emphasis on our social channels as we accelerate our discussions with partners to take our content to where it will be viewed most broadly," Dixon wrote in the memo.

I take this to mean the Microsoft Start news feed is about to get much, much, worse. This is something I had long ago concluded was impossible.

Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024 03:39 PM (zsAKj)

70 Vice is folding?
I don't know what to say except what's Vice?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 03:39 PM (xcrUy)

71 While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification

Every so often a news story pops up of a single mom giving her new boyfriend sexual access to her underaged daughter so these people are out there...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 03:39 PM (ibTVg)

72 vice laying off hundreds

all hail bidenomics

Posted by: gnats local 678 at February 26, 2024 03:39 PM (B1FKF)

73 Hire for competency, get competent employees
Hire for political correctness, get retarded employees

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (llON8)

74 I'll bet Vice's decline from the phony baloney "peak valuation" will rival Tumblr.

During the tech crash of 2000, the "beer test" was popularized - would you have made more money taking the money you put into a tech stock and instead buying beer with it, returning the bottles for the deposit.

I owned one stock that flunked the beer test.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (YAtuc)

75 I recall that when I used to get Spy Magazine back in the 90s, toward the end when the articles got really inane and the issues got really intermittent, they were openly advertising illicit pr*n in their classifieds. Thought that was weird.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (YIxO9)

76 I guess even Meta -- FaceBook/Instagram -- isn't making as much profit as they want, because they're allowing people to post and sell sexualized photos of children.

This should be very interesting when Congress next raises the issue of 230 modifications. One of the first points social media companies raise when it suits them is that they're not just a neutral platform, because they have to block kiddie porn. In reality, it means when it suits them they can block anything insufficiently woke. However, when they're worried about being sued, suddenly they're a neutral platform only. It's a particle / wave duality sort of thing, but for idiots.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (CsUN+)

77 Look we’d love to fight child exploitation. But we have an election to swing. Maybe in 2025 we’ll look into this.
- Mark Z.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (YofvK)

78 Parents are exploiting their children, making them available to pedophiles, and Instagram just takes its cut of the revenue.
++++
There's a word for the general phenomenon (not just the sexual aspect of it where applicable), which is "kidfluencer." "Kidfluencer" is derived precisely as you'd think.

Like all successful "influencers," there can be big money involved. The legal implications are being hashed out in the courts in real time. Any number of "kidfluencers" have or are suing their parents over revenue rights.

If one of these sexual "kidfluencers" decides to get her cut, it will probably make for some extremely unseemly courtroom transcripts.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (HnUIn)

79 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

There is a BIG (and I mean big) Meta (Facebook) Data center near where I live.
And Les Wexner (closely tied to Jeffrey Epstein) also lives near to the data center (on the other side from me, I live east, he lives west, in New Albany). Coincidence???
And there's a Google data center just across the street from the Meta Data Center (server farm, I guess).

Posted by: A face in the crowd..... at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (vcOmj)

80 Vice just seems like a bad company name to me.

Was Pedophile taken?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (aD39U)

They were supposed to cover the underbelly of society-motorcycle gangs in Russia, sex trafficking in Iran, etc. (I have no idea if those were actual stories.)

Posted by: pookysgirl, Mama Bear at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (dtlDP)

81 Never ate at CfA. Never will except if I am starving in the middle of a food desert.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (17s+e)

82 I wouldn't mind if the surveillance state and FBI went after those parents and the people who pay to watch them wh-re out their daughters.

But then I realize that those are the same people who make up and control the surveillance state and FBi.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (Ma4CJ)

83 The HR representative leading the orientation chided me: "We don't do that here. They hate gay people." People started snapping their fingers in acclamation.


Wait. Was this the New York Times or the Manson Family?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (vDyah)

84 The HR representative leading the orientation chided me: "We don't do that here. They hate gay people." People started snapping their fingers in acclamation.
++++
They're sooooooo professional!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (HnUIn)

85 I don't know what to say except what's Vice?

Yet another in a long list of websites founded by non-leftists that went hard left. Also an easy source of skits for Ryan Long (who apparently worked there at one time).

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (2ocoG)

86
#BigGroomer and #BigMutilator are still out there and strong -- don't take your eyes off the targets!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (xG4kz)

87 76 This should be very interesting when Congress next raises the issue of 230 modifications. One of the first points social media companies raise when it suits them is that they're not just a neutral platform, because they have to block kiddie porn. In reality, it means when it suits them they can block anything insufficiently woke. However, when they're worried about being sued, suddenly they're a neutral platform only. It's a particle / wave duality sort of thing, but for idiots.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 03:40 PM (CsUN+)

=========

"Great, but what if, instead, we just pass an extension as is in must a pass budget bill?"
-95% of Congress who will vote for it

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (GBKbO)

88 Good. I want all those overpaid layabouts at "VICE" magazine working at Arby's for minimum wage and a shift meal.

Hahahahahaha!

Posted by: Dick Cheney, Mastermind On Viagra at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (2ijlT)

89 We are not talking about f**king your children, we're talking about eating them . - leftists moving the Overton window

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (oyVa+)

90 I hadn't been thinking about the fact that Chick-fil-A was transgressive in liberal circles for its chairman's opposition to gay marriage. "Not the politics, the chicken," I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed.
++++
That's why you're a loser.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (HnUIn)

91 Eventually social media will just be AI bots spamming AI accounts for AI porn links and advertisements for AI

Posted by: brak at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (AR07F)

92 91 Eventually social media will just be AI bots spamming AI accounts for AI porn links and advertisements for AI
Posted by: brak at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (AR07F)

=======

Eventually?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (GBKbO)

93 Proof that anything hitching itself to Democrats dies a slow death.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (54XhK)

94 >>> 27 So I blurted out, "The spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A," and considered the ice broken.
------------
He should be ashamed. The correct answer is "cubano."
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at February 26, 2024 03:33 PM (0gvpA)

Silly Captain Obvious! The correct answer is "BLT". Preferably with extra "B".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (llON8)

95 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld. Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Tralfamadore?

Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (zsAKj)

96 The Google AI team is no less radical left than any newspaper or news studio.

Employees of either could seamlessly integrate into the other.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (VmBBt)

97 47 The closest CFA to me is close to an hour away so I don’t eat it too often. Only when I’m in the ‘nabe. It’s good, but it ain’t no In N out.

And now the burger wars have begun..
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:36 PM (YofvK)

Word

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (X4v7k)

98 Dammit MAE, now it's hailing over here. It was beautiful and sunny an hour ago.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 03:34 PM (DRSnL)


Are you forecasted for snow where you are? Here on the Willamette we are expecting snow next week.
I am practicing saying "it never sticks in March, you know"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (D7oie)

99

"Great, but what if, instead, we just pass an extension as is in must a pass budget bill?"
-95% of Congress who will vote for it
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (GBKbO)

Only if we increase every agency’s budget by 7%.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (YofvK)

100
Where are the 4:00 AM SWAT raids on these perverse groomers masquerading as parents? With full media coverage?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (xG4kz)

101 Isn't Vice the magazine that tries to be super edgy and and radical by completely and faithfully spewing every single talking point and policy of the ruling class? They sound super interesting.


Their current main headline/lead article is about, get this, Inside the Christian Nationalist Church. How original!

Posted by: Ripley at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (JojsZ)

102 So how many unemployed former reporters are around now?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (xcrUy)

103 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld.

Hollow earth, with the rest of the lizard people?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (CsUN+)

104 Every so often a news story pops up of a single mom giving her new boyfriend sexual access to her underaged daughter so these people are out there...

And the gay couple in Atlanta that adopted two kids and then rented them out to gay pedos when they weren't butt-banging them themselves.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (2ocoG)

105 Zelensky's a deeply stupid asshole, much like his mentor Barack Obama. So I can see the Ukes doing that.

The Russians have a filmed confession from the guy who was allegedly hired to do the hit (using a car bomb).

And the Ukes have admitted that they killed Darya Dugina with a car bomb outside of Moscow, so it's not as if there isn't precedent.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (YAtuc)

106 Weren't online media going to be the death of the paper-based old formats? That might have worked m and it did, when they also had a different message and topics people wanted to read about. They are all going down the drain because they cover the same crap that nobody is interested in reading. Kids on their phones have generate and propagate their own stories.

Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (3JfbU)

107 As daffy and weirdly functional as Mrs. Wolfus No. 2 and her family were, if we'd had Instagram and all these other things in the early '80s, I'd like to think they'd have found stuff like this repugnant.

Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (J2vNu)

108 99

"Great, but what if, instead, we just pass an extension as is in must a pass budget bill?"
-95% of Congress who will vote for it
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:41 PM (GBKbO)

Only if we increase every agency’s budget by 7%.
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (YofvK)

========

"We would have taken 6%, but 7% is good with us."
-Democrats

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (GBKbO)

109 Tim Pool has definitely gotten comfortable, but the old flame for investigating was worthy of what Vice used to be.

Really jumped the shark with "10 reasons Spongebob is homophobic".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (cf/0E)

110 Ace, were they snapping their fingers beatniklly?
Mannnn, that's Mongo on the brown bongos.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (J8LnB)

111 Learn 2 Code.

Posted by: Former WP and CBS Reporters at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (lf83v)

112 Two teams inside Meta raised alarms in internal reports, after finding that hundreds of what the company calls "parent-managed minor accounts" were using the subscription feature to sell exclusive content not available to nonpaying followers.
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I have to say I'm genuinely surprised. Not that it happens, or that market is being served, but that it happens in this venue or venues like it.

If someone is engaging in crime (or walking right up to an extremely sharp razor's edge of crime that even if it doesn't result in prosecution, it will result in social destruction), I can't fathom why they'd do it with credit cards attached to their identities. Meta isn't private. The credit card transaction isn't private. The CC company probably doesn't know *which* subscription you have, but Meta certainly does.

This setup is a blackmailer's dream.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (HnUIn)

113 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld. Posted by: G'rump928(c)
*
Tralfamadore?
Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024


***
Sounds like a sea battle in one of the Hornblower novels.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (J2vNu)

114 110 Ace, were they snapping their fingers beatniklly?
Mannnn, that's Mongo on the brown bongos.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (J8LnB)

I'm so old I thought Beatnik also

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (Akjoo)

115 They should applies for jobs at Disney. they'd be hired immediately.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (eYF7X)

116 > Like all successful "influencers," there can be big money involved. The legal implications are being hashed out in the courts in real time. Any number of "kidfluencers" have or are suing their parents over revenue rights.

There's a kid YouTube channel where he opens presents. Every day is like Christmas. The channel earned $15 million in 2023 and they sold their own merch for another $21 million.

Some channels are really big business.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (6OrcJ)

117 One would think one of these Leftists media companies would get a bright idea and start criticism on the Marxists and maybe save themselves.

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (fwDg9)

118 The New York Post, which is totes on "our" side had an article today about why we shouldn't cheer the media layoffs and demise.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (54XhK)

119 105 Zelensky's a deeply stupid asshole, much like his mentor Barack Obama. So I can see the Ukes doing that.

The Russians have a filmed confession from the guy who was allegedly hired to do the hit (using a car bomb).

And the Ukes have admitted that they killed Darya Dugina with a car bomb outside of Moscow, so it's not as if there isn't precedent.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (YAtuc)

Slav on Slav violence gets ugly

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 03:45 PM (xcxpd)

120 Are you forecasted for snow where you are? Here on the Willamette we are expecting snow next week.
I am practicing saying "it never sticks in March, you know"
Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:43 PM (D7oie)

=====

No snow in the forecast until next weekend.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (DRSnL)

121 Or OnlyFans.

Posted by: Former WP and CBS Reporters at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (lf83v)

122 "after finding that hundreds of what the company calls "parent-managed minor accounts" were using the subscription feature to sell exclusive content not available to nonpaying followers"

*types, deletes*

Florida hasn't even passed their law banning children under 16 from using social media and there are already workarounds.

Don't post pictures of your kids online. Anywhere, for any reason.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (ou9hh)

123 Vice Magazine Will Cease Publishing, Laying Off Hundreds
.......


I wonder if it's harder to repo an EV?

Posted by: wth at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (v0R5T)

124 I recall that when I used to get Spy Magazine back in the 90s, toward the end when the articles got really inane and the issues got really intermittent, they were openly advertising illicit pr*n in their classifieds.

One of the primary revenue sources for all the city alt-weeklies during the 1960s-1990s was classified advertising from whores.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (YAtuc)

125 I would like to have said a Cubano cause I love them but that would mean I like Castro so I won't.

Where are my finger snaps?!

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (LkLld)

126 >>> 112 Two teams inside Meta raised alarms in internal reports, after finding that hundreds of what the company calls "parent-managed minor accounts" were using the subscription feature to sell exclusive content not available to nonpaying followers.
++++
I have to say I'm genuinely surprised. Not that it happens, or that market is being served, but that it happens in this venue or venues like it.

If someone is engaging in crime (or walking right up to an extremely sharp razor's edge of crime that even if it doesn't result in prosecution, it will result in social destruction), I can't fathom why they'd do it with credit cards attached to their identities. Meta isn't private. The credit card transaction isn't private. The CC company probably doesn't know *which* subscription you have, but Meta certainly does.

This setup is a blackmailer's dream.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (HnUIn)

You don't say.

Posted by: CIA, Eff.Bee.EYE, etc etc at February 26, 2024 03:47 PM (llON8)

127 Vice was started by Gavin McCinnes who also “founded” The Proud Boys. And of course I put founded in quotes since it’s all BS but that’s the story the msm has pushed.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:47 PM (YofvK)

128 Will unemployed reporters start having gang wars or rumbles? Have people put up playgrounds to keep them off the streets?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 03:47 PM (xcrUy)

129 Ace, were they snapping their fingers beatniklly?

This specifically comes from during the 2020 Summer Of Love when leftists suddenly declared clapping to be disturbing to the mentally unstable or something so they replaced it with jazz hands.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:47 PM (2ocoG)

130 The New York Post, which is totes on "our" side had an article today about why we shouldn't cheer the media layoffs and demise.
___________

Sharks looking out for the greater sharkhood.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 26, 2024 03:47 PM (lf83v)

131 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld. Posted by: G'rump928(c)

The blackhole circling Uranus?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (eYF7X)

132 Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.

———-


Proof that the rich are idiots, they just have throwing around money to make big mistakes.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (2fIO4)

133 130 The New York Post, which is totes on "our" side had an article today about why we shouldn't cheer the media layoffs and demise.


to be fair it's an editorial, and it's really dumb. I enjoyed it. very lame. comments were fun.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (AcWfM)

134 One of the primary revenue sources for all the city alt-weeklies during the 1960s-1990s was classified advertising from whores.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (YAtuc)

I forgot all about those things, they used to give them away for free at strip malls, and as young teens we'd look at the back pages and go ooooo....." Been a long time since I've seen one, probably the internet knocked them all out of business.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (i9ffA)

135 The New York Post, which is totes on "our" side had an article today about why we shouldn't cheer the media layoffs and demise.

Which was immediately followed by a mass epidemic of people grabbing their crotches and saying "I got yer demise right here"!

Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (CsUN+)

136 Our elites are "doing nothing" about the blatant child trafficking because that's what they want.

We are ruled by absolutely EVIL people.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 03:48 PM (N1tpc)

137 "an ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food"

We used to dumpster dive at the grocery store (when I was very young and my family was, apparently, poor), but only for things so we could feed the dog. Who was allergic to the horsemeat found in all commercial dog foods at the time.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (ou9hh)

138 This setup is a blackmailer's dream.

So was Epstein's island. The fact that everything that happens is also coincidentally a great blackmail generator doesn't exactly dissuade from the idea that the "intelligence community" is running everything.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (2ocoG)

139 Well yeah it’s not a shock who works in media would oppose media layoffs.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (YofvK)

140 I wrote a Bye-ku for Vice:

Tranny sewing circles
in Lagos
Vice go boom

Heh, Muldoon-worthy with a little Spanish Harlem e
Ebonics twist at the end ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (j6GWt)

141 Mark Zuckerberg won't die, he will just return to his homeworld. Posted by: G'rump928(c)
*
Tralfamadore?
Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024

***
Sounds like a sea battle in one of the Hornblower novels.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

From "The Sirens of Titan." Tralfamadore was the home planet for a civilization of machines.

Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (zsAKj)

142 Silly Captain Obvious! The correct answer is "BLT". Preferably with extra "B".
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (llON


You mispronounced "Patty Melt with mushrooms"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:50 PM (D7oie)

143 >>Which was immediately followed by a mass epidemic of people grabbing their crotches and saying "I got yer demise right here"!

More like demballs.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2024 03:50 PM (LkLld)

144 COPPA is a 1998 law (enacted in 2000) that restricts data collection on minors. It is not fixed in how this is to be done, but essentially, children under 13 are off-limits. There are legal mechanisms to get parental consent for collection of data on children under 13, but it's such a can of worms that most online platforms don't permit it.

Go look at the terms of service for any social networking site, and they all forbid people under 13 from registering (this is why they ask for your birthday, unless the platform also allows "adult content," in which case there are two cutoffs: 13 and 18 ).

The penalties can be severe, so if these platforms are gambling with this, it means that they aren't (or don't think they are) gambling.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:50 PM (HnUIn)

145 I see there is an update on the Nex Benedict story - that's the one where the FNM was claiming a groups of girls beat it to death for no reason.

The latest update? Nex followed one of the girls into the bathroom and attacked the girl.

The girl won the fight but the school people broke it up before it got too serious walked the girl and the tranny to the nurses station and had them checked out and sent home.

The next day the tranny had a seizure and died.

Apparently the family wanted to blame the girl that got attacked but the cops told them you can't assault someone and then prosecute the victim even if she wins the fight...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM (ibTVg)

146 Sorry for the stupid question, but what is "Vice" magazine? I've heard the name and it's obviously a left wing outfit but I know nothing about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM (Ki//m)

147 BREAKING REPORT: Attempted Assassination of Tucker Carlson—Here Are the Details

-GP

Oh my!

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:52 PM (eYF7X)

148 The New York Post, which is totes on "our" side had an article today about why we shouldn't cheer the media layoffs and demise.

A fate that they themselves devised. Try not being partisan douchebags next time around.

Posted by: Halfhand at February 26, 2024 03:52 PM (E+3bw)

149 "child erotica" used to what this new thing was called.

Posted by: mnw at February 26, 2024 03:53 PM (NLIak)

150 I couldn't possibly care less than I do right now. I didn't even read the story, just the headline. Barely

Posted by: THAT ONE GUY FROM THAT MOVIE at February 26, 2024 03:53 PM (W+TLY)

151 A young man has reportedly just been arrested in Moscow in connection with an attempted assassination of Tucker Carlson. According to reporter Simon Ateba, the man who has been arrested was reportedly being paid by Ukrainian intelligence to plant an explosive device in a vehicle used by Tucker while he was there to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:53 PM (eYF7X)

152 9-Hole reviews shoots a Martini-Henry from 350 to 500 yrds. He brought the rifle back from Afghanistan.

http://tinyurl.com/mr44544w

It's amazing how quickly the black powder fouling spoils the aim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 03:53 PM (di6C2)

153 Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

--------------

Jeebus, Dear God ...

Sodom and Gomorrah 2: Kill Them Before They Multiply Boogaloo.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 03:53 PM (j6GWt)

154 EVENTVS STULTORVM MAGISTER

Posted by: GAIVS KILROYNIVS at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (a3Q+t)

155 Sorry for the stupid question, but what is "Vice" magazine? I've heard the name and it's obviously a left wing outfit but I know nothing about it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM (Ki//m)
++++
It's a hard-left, ultra-progressive, ultra-woke media platform. Think about the most bonkers kind of "journalism" coming from the left, mostly social/"human-interest" stuff, and Vice goes at it hard.

Those articles like "I'm a Cuckold and it's So Gratifying" or "The Joy of Six: Polyamorous Communes in the Pacific Northwest" are Vice's bread and butter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (HnUIn)

156 According to reporter Simon Ateba, the man who has been arrested was reportedly being paid by Ukrainian intelligence to plant an explosive device in a vehicle used by Tucker while he was there to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.
-------------
Would not be surprised. Our NeoCons are in this war to last US Soldier.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (FmapG)

157 I predict that Google will die and disappear within ten years. With that idiotic woke AI they just unveiled they have destroyed all trust that the public still had in them. From now on nothing on the web, particularly if accessed through Google, will be trusted. People will assume it's all lies and turn away, possibly to something more basic and more as Google used to be over twenty years ago.

Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (3JfbU)

158
People started snapping their fingers in acclamation.
++++
They're sooooooo professional!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


Are you certain that you weren't at a casting call for West Side Story?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (xG4kz)

159 Farmers Are Driving Tractors Through Police Barricades in Brussels. That is green energy I can get behind.

http://tinyurl.com/4vcpucek

Posted by: lost in space at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (zsAKj)

160 Elvis didn't die , he just went pet Men in Black
Zuckerberg will download his personality into a super computer and terrorize the world. Until someone irradiates the core memory.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (oyVa+)

161 Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

Remember how quickly the monkeypox story went away when children and dogs in gay households started getting it?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (YAtuc)

162 >>>the same way leeches wish to "partner with" a human leg.

You misspelled "ballsack."

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (w6EFb)

163 I would like to have said a Cubano cause I love them but that would mean I like Castro so I won't.

Where are my finger snaps?!
Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2024 03:46 PM (LkLld)


You can like Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan instead, its ok. You can even just like to shout "Diaz-Canel Sinagao" if you like. It is enough.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (D7oie)

164 >>According to reporter Simon Ateba, the man who has been arrested was reportedly being paid by Ukrainian intelligence to plant an explosive device in a vehicle used by Tucker while he was there to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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>>Would not be surprised. Our NeoCons are in this war to last US Soldier.

Paid by Ukrainian intelligence? Sounds more like our CIA, the real leader of the deep state.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (LkLld)

165 Someone in the last thread said Jennifer Aniston is starting to look like SJP. Nailed it: https://is.gd/7xCf8K

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (DRSnL)

166 Remember how quickly the monkeypox story went away when children and dogs in gay households started getting it?
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (YAtuc)
++++
Yeah.

The narrative on Monkeypox was *extremely* weak from the start, then the obvious implications of those developments finished it off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:55 PM (HnUIn)

167 "This wasn't nudity [...]"
- - - - - - - - - -
These pictures may not be.

But with enough of a collection, how long would it take for some dark-web variant of a AI image generator to use them for deep-fakes? The parents get their blood money off their children, but stay ahead of the law - "They waz clothed when I filmed 'em!"

Worse - how would the law handle the end result of AI alterations? Still as possession? Or as 'art'?

Posted by: Another Anon at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (QNMaY)

168 Home per not pet. Damn autocucumber

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (oyVa+)

169 doesn't exactly dissuade from the idea that the "intelligence community" is running everything.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM


To be fair, they do have six ways from Sunday to get back at you.

Posted by: Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (a3Q+t)

170 "Russ & Daughters' Super Heebster came to mind,"

- These people are insufferable. Just fucking say "Ham and Cheese" like anyone else and move the fuck on. Nobody cares about your favorite artisan bullshit from the trendy place.

Goddammit.

Posted by: Trump at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (5f0Sh)

171 "Vice had been evaluated, absurdly, at $5.7 billion at Peak Stupid. Before it declared bankruptcy it was still evaluated at $350 million.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken"



Somebody will be indicted and ruined for those evaluations, right? Because I heard that is a really serious crime.

Posted by: Ripley at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (JojsZ)

172 Nice to know the hardened cynical reporter of old has been replaced by someone ashamed of a chicken sandwich.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM (tT6L1)

173 157 From now on nothing on the web, particularly if accessed through Google, will be trusted. People will assume it's all lies and turn away, possibly to something more basic and more as Google used to be over twenty years ago.
Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 03:54 PM (3JfbU)

The World Book Encyclopedia!

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM (o3SCB)

174 I predict that Google will die and disappear within ten years.

Unless the government props it up, which is quite possible.

Google search has become increasingly useless - it shows you not what you want to see, but what Google wants you to see - either for political reasons, or because Google wants you to click on an ad.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM (YAtuc)

175 >>165 Someone in the last thread said Jennifer Aniston is starting to look like SJP. Nailed it: https://is.gd/7xCf8K

Posted by: Jordan61

Bunions and a freakish looking black toe. No thanks.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM (eYF7X)

176 I have 3 hours and 55 minutes to call my doctor about a Schadenboner that won't go away.

Posted by: Roy at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM (z+ik4)

177 Sorry for the stupid question, but what is "Vice" magazine? I've heard the name and it's obviously a left wing outfit but I know nothing about it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM (Ki//m)
........

Sample cover:

http://tinyurl.com/28hd93jj

Posted by: wth at February 26, 2024 03:59 PM (v0R5T)

178 >>176 I have 3 hours and 55 minutes to call my doctor about a Schadenboner that won't go away.
Posted by: Roy

If it's an emergency, call a GOP staffer to relieve the condition.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 03:59 PM (eYF7X)

179 hardened cynical reporter of old
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 03:57 PM


And yet, many Commentators here are too young to be as cynical as they often are.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 26, 2024 04:00 PM (a3Q+t)

180 But it's Mostly Peaceful Chicken!!!

------------

"It's transphobic hate chicken, but h8r!

And you say this during Transgender Chicken Genocide and PETA Holocaust Vengeance Pride Month of Rage?

REALLY???"

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:00 PM (j6GWt)

181 Somebody will be indicted and ruined for those evaluations, right? Because I heard that is a really serious crime.
Posted by: Ripley at February 26, 2024 03:56 PM (JojsZ)
++++
LOL!

Oh, man, that would be funny.

But no. Here's how "valuations" usually work:
- Company needs to raise financing, so shops around for new investors, usually VC firms or similar
- Investor agrees to buy in and buys a share of a company for some amount of money
- That investor's purchased is used to establish the valuation

For example, say Softbank agrees to buy 15% of Company X for $250 million dollars. The company's "valuation" is now $1.67 billion. If that valuation is based on lies, then Company X committed fraud, but it's all so loosey-goosey and based on hypothetical forward statements that are hard to pin down as lies - along the lines of, "sure our net profits are -130%, but here's why that will change and we'll rocket straight to the moon." The facts are facts, but the assessments are hopes and dreams and very hard to prove as fraud.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:00 PM (HnUIn)

182 NYPost monkeypox story that ended the hoax:
http://tinyurl.com/y799nhed

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (IG7T0)

183 42 Vice just seems like a bad company name to me.

Was Pedophile taken?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (aD39U)

We can have both:

For example, Vice President Kamala Harris and Pedophile President Joe Biden.

Posted by: Roy at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (z+ik4)

184 Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Office

Things getting 'splodey out there. Inevitable.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (eYF7X)

185 Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Office

Things getting 'splodey out there. Inevitable.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (eYF7X)
++++
Something something gyre something something center something something

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:02 PM (HnUIn)

186 Apparently the family wanted to blame the girl that got attacked but the cops told them you can't assault someone and then prosecute the victim even if she wins the fight...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM (ibTVg)

None of this story added up initially. It was a giant "press X to doubt" from the beginning. And while it's terrible that a teen girl died, it doesn't give her family the right to lie about what happened.

Posted by: pookysgirl, confirmed skeptic at February 26, 2024 04:02 PM (dtlDP)

187 183 42 Vice just seems like a bad company name to me.

Was Pedophile taken?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 03:35 PM (aD39U)

We can have both:

For example, Vice President Kamala Harris and Pedophile President Joe Biden.
Posted by: Roy at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (z+ik4)

Good one!

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:02 PM (o3SCB)

188 Trump-era Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark won a big victory against Democrat lawfare on Monday when the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled he did not have to comply with a subpoena issued by the D.C. Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The appeals court denied the D.C. Bar’s attempt to enforce its subpoena against Clark because it “infringes on Mr. Clark’s Fifth Amendment right not to be compelled to be a witness against himself.” The court did not release a full opinion but promised to do so in the future.

Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (RHGPo)

189 Internet is going in and out again today

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (fwDg9)

190
Silly Captain Obvious! The correct answer is "BLT". Preferably with extra "B".
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 03:42 PM (llON

You mispronounced "Patty Melt with mushrooms"
Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 03:50 PM (D7oie)


Both sammiches have meat. Or as we like to call them "Genocide On A Bun"

*snap snap snap snap*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (n+4am)

191 " Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages."


She's a Teenage Baby, and she turns me on,
I'd like to make her do a nasty
On the White House lawn
Going to smother that daughter in chocolate syrup,
And boogie till the cows come home

Posted by: Joe Biteum - Zappa Fan at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (vFG9F)

192 Sorry for the stupid question, but what is "Vice" magazine? I've heard the name and it's obviously a left wing outfit but I know nothing about it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 26, 2024 03:51 PM


Like visiting the Urban Dictionary in search of the meaning of some of the terms used here, your life will not be improved by knowing about it.

TL;DR: A ultra-lefty-woke collection of pretentious dirtbags.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (a3Q+t)

193 I remember Jennifer Anniston in "Leprechaun".

Her apex as an actress.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (2ijlT)

194 Gmail won't let me tap to delete any of their ads. I have to tap unaffiliated ad first, then, select all., then delete all.

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (IG7T0)

195 Am I the only one surprised that they had several hundred people to make that operation work?
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at February 26, 2024 03:37 PM (Ma4CJ)

----------------

As I was shocked that, before Musk fired most of them, Twitter had tens of thousands of employees. I thought for something like that you needed a group of programmers and a group of staff to process advertising offers. That's it. And as it happens, X does run better with minimal staff.

Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (3JfbU)

196 Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Monday asked a judge to impose a limited gag order on former President Donald Trump, who is charged in New York with falsifying business records related to hush money he paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. BREAK In a series of motions filed Monday, prosecutors also asked the judge to bar the defense from introducing evidence or argument about Cohen's credibility. Cohen was accused of committing perjury when he testified in October in Trump's civil fraud trial.

Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (RHGPo)

197 As I was shocked that, before Musk fired most of them, Twitter had tens of thousands of employees. I thought for something like that you needed a group of programmers and a group of staff to process advertising offers. That's it. And as it happens, X does run better with minimal staff.
Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (3JfbU)

Not a joke - the only purpose of the extra staff was to censor out any posts that didn't support "the narrative".

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (i9ffA)

198 Tonight on the Pedofile ...

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (IG7T0)

199 My Son on YouTube Kids would watch some videos about a Girl and her Gymnastics, needless to say I dumped YouTube, it’s why the comments were disabled because they would post time stamps, but they will keep selling ads on them and until Crowder pointed it out it wasn’t a problem just a dirty secret.

Get a NAS then Emby or Jellyfin (both have better Parental controls than PLEX) make an account for them and upload shows that you can approve for their account, would work like NETFLIX but with out LGBT2S+++ Also their are tons of programs that let you download Netflix Prime etc (StreamFab) they only good thing the CCP are good for is getting around copyright laws

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (dKiJG)

200 If that shitrag Vice was ever valued at $5.7B without everyone falling over dead from laughing, then Trump's business could fairly have been valued at $85 trillion.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (iFTx/)

201 Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (RHGPo)

Why bother with a trial.. Just give the guilty verdict and save time

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (Akjoo)

202 >>> 184 Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Office

Things getting 'splodey out there. Inevitable.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (eYF7X)

How I would bet on the motive:
some tranny thing, maybe a law against Mengele experiments on children
AL support for TX about the border
cleaning up voter registration and/or requiring ID to vote

How the Eff.Bee.EYE would profile:
MAGA Christian Nationalists REEEEEE!!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (llON8)

203 197 As I was shocked that, before Musk fired most of them, Twitter had tens of thousands of employees. I thought for something like that you needed a group of programmers and a group of staff to process advertising offers. That's it. And as it happens, X does run better with minimal staff.
Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (3JfbU)

Not a joke - the only purpose of the extra staff was to censor out any posts that didn't support "the narrative".
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (i9ffA)

And to take yoga classes and drink soy lattes.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:06 PM (o3SCB)

204 199 My Son on YouTube Kids would watch some videos about a Girl and her Gymnastics, needless to say I dumped YouTube, it’s why the comments were disabled because they would post time stamps, but they will keep selling ads on them and until Crowder pointed it out it wasn’t a problem just a dirty secret.




Huh?

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (YofvK)

205 >>> Both sammiches have meat. Or as we like to call them "Genocide On A Bun"

*snap snap snap snap*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 26, 2024 04:03 PM (n+4am)

True, meat is murder.

Tasty, tasty murder.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (llON8)

206 Someone in the last thread said Jennifer Aniston is starting to look like SJP. Nailed it: https://is.gd/7xCf8K

Posted by: Jordan61


***
Jordan, that link didn't work -- no page available.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (J2vNu)

207 As I was shocked that, before Musk fired most of them, Twitter had tens of thousands of employees. I thought for something like that you needed a group of programmers and a group of staff to process advertising offers. That's it. And as it happens, X does run better with minimal staff.
Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (3JfbU)
++++
Most of the people Musk fired were either censors or in rubber rooms.

IIRC, Twitter had an entire office that was just a rubber room. They hired minorities and women and women minorities and put them in phony jobs where they did no work, but it padded their "workforce diversity" numbers. Literally no real tasks being performed, and the work product produced was of no value and never used. It was just an expensive appendage for wokeness points. An actual straight-up charity program being run by Twitter for the purpose of manipulating their diversity numbers, disguised as a productive office.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (HnUIn)

208 A source familiar tells me South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who is rumored to be on the VP shortlist, met with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago today.

Menage a trois?

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (eYF7X)

209 During the Summer of the Chik Fil A insanity. I made it a point to get the Peach Shake from them. I called it a Peach Hate Shake, and while drinking it, I would call out in the voice of Emperor Palpitine, "Yes young Jedi Let your Hate Shake flow"
We went to a Lacrosse tournament, and I made sure to make sure everyone know where I going to get food from.

Posted by: Picric at February 26, 2024 04:08 PM (4dbIj)

210 208 A source familiar tells me South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who is rumored to be on the VP shortlist, met with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago today.

She's okay but you know they are gonna dig up the affair thing

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:08 PM (Akjoo)

211 While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification. Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.

They can't bring back firing squads and hangings fast enough.

Posted by: Cheri at February 26, 2024 04:08 PM (oiNtH)

212 >>> 208 A source familiar tells me South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who is rumored to be on the VP shortlist, met with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago today.

Menage a trois?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (eYF7X)

Pepperidge Farm remembers some good AtC rants about "sources say".

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:08 PM (llON8)

213 It was just an expensive appendage for wokeness points. An actual straight-up charity program being run by Twitter for the purpose of manipulating their diversity numbers, disguised as a productive office.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (HnUIn)

federal employees everywhere > Twitter Made Up Diversity Office

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024 04:09 PM (2ijlT)

214 I remember Jennifer Anniston in "Leprechaun".

Her apex as an actress.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024


***
That peak was her hula dance contest scene with Nicoel Kidman in Just Go With It. Still, she's funny.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:09 PM (J2vNu)

215 Literally no real tasks being performed, and the work product produced was of no value and never used. It was just an expensive appendage for wokeness points. An actual straight-up charity program being run by Twitter for the purpose of manipulating their diversity numbers, disguised as a productive office.

This is true for any company / university / or other entity with a DEI mission statement.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (CsUN+)

216 Menage a trois?
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (eYF7X)
++++
I know this is stupid, but I'll admit when I am confused.

Why do people keep calling me this? My name is Deanna, not Menage-a!

Posted by: Counselor Deanna Troi at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (HnUIn)

217 My daughter's godfather used to work for Vice.
I'd ask him how he feels about this but I admit, I actually don't care that much.
He failed upward into FedGov work and only emails me when he thinks he's being ripped off by his contractors on his house in NoVa.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (9yXr+)

218 Think of the Children!
Posted by: henry


Think of the children?

I've forgotten the smell of more little girls than you'll ever know, Jack!

Posted by: J. Robinette Biden at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (DgGvY)

219 My wife a Doctor at work told her about BARK APP and Phones they are for kids, will use AI and other programming to scan messages and Photos, so the Parents don’t read the messages but they get a notification if something is wrong so then you can check the messages, so the kids can have some privacy and the DR already had to have a conversation with a Friends Parent,

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (dKiJG)

220 >>> 207

++++
Most of the people Musk fired were either censors or in rubber rooms.

IIRC, Twitter had an entire office that was just a rubber room. They hired minorities and women and women minorities and put them in phony jobs where they did no work, but it padded their "workforce diversity" numbers. Literally no real tasks being performed, and the work product produced was of no value and never used. It was just an expensive appendage for wokeness points. An actual straight-up charity program being run by Twitter for the purpose of manipulating their diversity numbers, disguised as a productive office.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (HnUIn)

I would say I'm surprised my company hasn't done this yet, but then I've been remote for years, and they have offices all around the world.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (llON8)

221 NYPost monkeypox story that ended the hoax:
http://tinyurl.com/y799nhed

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 04:01 PM (IG7T0)

--------------

[Pull quote:] "Exactly how and why the once “rare and unusual” virus has cropped up, and subsequently spread across continents, remains a mystery."

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:10 PM (j6GWt)

222
She's okay but you know they are gonna dig up the affair thing
Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:08 PM (Akjoo)

What a homewtecker!!
- DOCTOR Jill

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (YofvK)

223 202 >>> 184 Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Office


it's because of the couple whose embies were destroyed by some friend of a friend who worked at their fertility clinic. they sued for damages based on fertilized embryos being equivalent to babies, and won damages aligned with that

now the Left has gone nuts about it for some reason; they literally have no idea about the case; just can't stand the idea that someone would value the unborn

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (AcWfM)

224 A leader has a responsibility to surrender if victory can not be found. A leader that doesn't do that will hollow out his country, that in a few years it is a shell of itself. If he wasn't a puppet he would be incredibly cruel to his own.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (cf/0E)

225 He failed upward into FedGov work and only emails me when he thinks he's being ripped off by his contractors on his house in NoVa.

And, of course, the correct answer is always "yes".

Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (CsUN+)

226 federal employees everywhere > Twitter Made Up Diversity Office
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024 04:09 PM (2ijlT)
----

Finally, some love.

Posted by: IRS at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (tT6L1)

227 remember Jennifer Anniston in "Leprechaun".
Her apex as an actress.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024
That peak was her hula dance contest scene with Nicoel Kidman in Just Go With It. Still, she's funny.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius'

I admit I found her character hilarious in 'Horrible Bosses'.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (9yXr+)

228 I wonder if Adam Rubenstein learned anything from being told that he was committing a Thought-Crime for liking a Chic-fil-A sandwich?

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (pJWtt)

229 And, of course, the correct answer is always "yes".
Posted by: Archimedes at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (CsUN+)
++++
LOL. I have a couple of contractors who don't rip me off.

I have to wait when I need them, and there's a reason for that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:12 PM (HnUIn)

230 208 A source familiar tells me South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who is rumored to be on the VP shortlist, met with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago today.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (eYF7X)

I get her name mixed up with New York Gov. Kathleen Hochul (D); I have to quit doing that.

Posted by: m at February 26, 2024 04:12 PM (o3SCB)

231 Are there any vices the Bidens aren't guilty of?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 04:12 PM (xcrUy)

232 Parents selling sexualized photos of their own children need a new circle of hell invented for them. I hope at least some corner of heaven has a TV with a channel devoted to watching them get raped by the devil for eternity.

Posted by: ... at February 26, 2024 04:13 PM (lX8VI)

233 I wonder if Adam Rubenstein learned anything from being told that he was committing a Thought-Crime for liking a Chic-fil-A sandwich?
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 26, 2024


***
I liked a Grilled Chicken Club sandwich at CFA this weekend. Guilt? Not an iota. (Wincing at the price, yes -- two sandwiches and one portion of fries, no drinks, $19??? But no guilt.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:13 PM (J2vNu)

234 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:13 PM (Zz0t1)

235 While the images of the girls didn't involve nudity or other illegal content, Meta's staffers found evidence that some parents understood they were producing content for other adults' sexual gratification. Sometimes parents engaged in sexual banter about their own children or had their daughters interact with subscribers' sexual messages.


Satan is winning. Bigly.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (Zz0t1)

236 Jordan, that link didn't work -- no page available.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (J2vNu)

=====

You're right. Sorry, I usually test before I post, just to make sure. Here's a different one: http://tinyurl.com/ypemvrjz

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (DRSnL)

237 that

now the Left has gone nuts about it for some reason; they literally have no idea about the case; just can't stand the idea that someone would value the unborn
Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 04:11 PM (AcWfM)

They think it means that abortion will be restricted 100% now because the court said an egg is a baby. Or something,

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (YofvK)

238 @227 Aniston was pretty funny , if underused in Office Space

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (oyVa+)

239 I used to think that parents, that would pimp their kids to HW producers for the potential fame and fortune were rare degenerates. I guess the opportunities for degenerate parents are much greater now, and the social stigma is much less. Satan must be laughing with glee.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (3cGpq)

240 I can't fathom why they'd do it with credit cards attached to their identities. Meta isn't private. The credit card transaction isn't private. The CC company probably doesn't know *which* subscription you have, but Meta certainly does.

This setup is a blackmailer's dream.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 03:44 PM (HnUIn)

-----------------

This was reasonably plain to anyone with a brain yet there are enough of these idiots to make Zuckerberg a billionaire.

Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (3JfbU)

241 Parents selling sexualized photos of their own children need a new circle of hell invented for them. I hope at least some corner of heaven has a TV with a channel devoted to watching them get raped by the devil for eternity.
Posted by: ... at February 26, 2024


***
No need for a new circle. They'll fit right in with the Betrayers and/or the Perfidious.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (J2vNu)

242 LOL. I have a couple of contractors who don't rip me off.
I have to wait when I need them, and there's a reason for that.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

I do all my own work. The only thing I've had done in the last 20 years is having the AC charged on the coil I installed myself. I'm not bragging, a lot of the work I've done is pretty shitty. I wouldn't be happy if I'd paid myself to work on my house.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (9yXr+)

243 Literally no real tasks being performed, and the work product produced was of no value and never used.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM


Phoney-baloney jobs have become a Thing.

Posted by: Governor William J. Le Petomane at February 26, 2024 04:15 PM (a3Q+t)

244 Huh?
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:07 PM (YofvK)

They would post timestamps of the best time to get a good view of the Girls doing the splits Handstands etc, PEDO stuff, The Parents know WTF is going on but as long as the AD revenue rolls in

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 26, 2024 04:15 PM (dKiJG)

245 They think it means that abortion will be restricted 100% now because the court said an egg is a baby. Or something,


well, they were not eggs. they were embryos

and this isn't legislation; it's civil case law at best

they just wanted more money from the clinic than they would have gotten if the place had destroyed their sperm or eggs only.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 04:15 PM (AcWfM)

246 A lot of people will do just about anything for a couple of bucks. including pimping out their kids on Meta platforms. Some people are just horrible.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:16 PM (YofvK)

247 232 Parents selling sexualized photos of their own children need a new circle of hell invented for them. I hope at least some corner of heaven has a TV with a channel devoted to watching them get raped by the devil for eternity.
Posted by: ...

*zombie John and Patsy Ramsey enter the chat*

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:16 PM (eYF7X)

248 I do all my own work. The only thing I've had done in the last 20 years is having the AC charged on the coil I installed myself. I'm not bragging, a lot of the work I've done is pretty shitty. I wouldn't be happy if I'd paid myself to work on my house.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (9yXr+)
++++
I do some, but there are things I know I shouldn't do - like roof repairs. I'm not skilled enough to do it and I have a problem with heights. I *can* overcome it, but I hate it so much and am so paranoid about falling that I'm dog-slow when I'm on a roof for *anything.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (HnUIn)

249 Sexualization of children on Facebook? I'm going with child trafficking and the cartels setting up phoney accounts.

Are parents doing this? Most likely but probably not on the scale of the mules bringing young children into the US.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (tT6L1)

250 Tonight on the Pedofile ...

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (IG7T0)

--------------

I'd watch reality show called The X-Pedofiles IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (j6GWt)

251 You're right. Sorry, I usually test before I post, just to make sure. Here's a different one: http://tinyurl.com/ypemvrjz
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024


***
Much better. Yes, some bunion there, but the toe looks bruised somehow, so I can't fault her for that. She looks pretty darn good for 55 (hard to believe, but Friends premiered thirty years ago this fall).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (J2vNu)

252 246 A lot of people will do just about anything for a couple of bucks. including pimping out their kids on Meta platforms. Some people are just horrible.


a lot of moms live thru their daughters

I saw firsthand how the other prep school girl-moms acted - they bragged about their daughters prep-school boyfriends and tarted those girls up before mixers like you wouldn't believe! (my daughter was a sports nut tomboy thank God)

my sons had girls where the moms would kind of really aggressively get involved in them dating their daughters.

it was creepy. at that level everyone was "prep school married" by 10th grade and it was facilitated entirely by the girl moms. they talked about nothing else.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (AcWfM)

253 Well, this is the sickest I've seen Dolley.

First, the boys had it late last week/this weekend (first the older, then the younger).

Now, Dolley has been laid up in bed all day with...unpleasant interludes.

I apparently have the symptoms now that she had yesterday, so...Happy fun times ahead!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (GBKbO)

254 The HR representative leading the orientation chided me: "We don't do that here. They hate gay people." People started snapping their fingers in acclamation.


It really saddens me that the people have become such brainless, thought free sheep.

Chick-fil-a never said one derogatory thing about homos. They declared themselves Christian. Period. It wasn't until way later that the CEO told me I had to wash black people's feet.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (Zz0t1)

255 This is all because I bought her that tiramisu yesterday, isn't it?

You try to be nice, and a stomach bug comes through.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (GBKbO)

256 Not a joke - the only purpose of the extra staff was to censor out any posts that didn't support "the narrative".
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (i9ffA)

Would love to know what happened to the Wine on tapp.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (dKiJG)

257 Sexualization of children on Facebook? I'm going with child trafficking and the cartels setting up phoney accounts.

Are parents doing this? Most likely but probably not on the scale of the mules bringing young children into the US.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (tT6L1)

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[To repeat my comment from The Morning Report:]

]Where are all the Amber Alerts for all the children being sex-trafficked across the border and throughout the former nation?

[h/t Michael Yon]

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (j6GWt)

258 A lot of people will do just about anything for a couple of bucks. including pimping out their kids on Meta platforms. Some people are just horrible.
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:16 PM (YofvK)
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Yeah, and this isn't new. The format is perhaps new (using social networking platforms to do it electronically), but the phenomenon isn't. Lots of parents will turn out their kids. Not most, but at least some. Where do the kids who get sold into slavery by Eastern European and Latin American crime syndicates come from? Some are probably snatched off the street, but given the numbers involved, I doubt that's most of them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (HnUIn)

259
I apparently have the symptoms now that she had yesterday, so...Happy fun times ahead!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (GBKbO)



Well, you COULD parley the situation and get your colonoscopy out of the way as I'm sure your intestinal tract will be nice and clear when it's all said and done.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (Zz0t1)

260 I hate it so much and am so paranoid about falling that I'm dog-slow when I'm on a roof for *anything.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (HnUIn)

That's not paranoia. That is called a healthy respect for gravity's effect on your bones and organs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (gSZYf)

261 LOL!

Oh, man, that would be funny.

But no. Here's how "valuations" usually work:
- Company needs to raise financing, so shops around for new investors, usually VC firms or similar
- Investor agrees to buy in and buys a share of a company for some amount of money
- That investor's purchased is used to establish the valuation

For example, say Softbank agrees to buy 15% of Company X for $250 million dollars. The company's "valuation" is now $1.67 billion. If that valuation is based on lies, then Company X committed fraud, but it's all so loosey-goosey and based on hypothetical forward statements that are hard to pin down as lies - along the lines of, "sure our net profits are -130%, but here's why that will change and we'll rocket straight to the moon." The facts are facts, but the assessments are hopes and dreams and very hard to prove as fraud.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:00 PM (HnUIn)

You forgot section T line 45 - In case of Orange Man, assume fraud.

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (53oGX)

262 254 It really saddens me that the people have become such brainless, thought free sheep.

Chick-fil-a never said one derogatory thing about homos. They declared themselves Christian. Period. It wasn't until way later that the CEO told me I had to wash black people's feet.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (Zz0t1)

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It saddens me more that this editor is such a spineless simp that he can't say, "Not everything is political. Grow the fuck up."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (GBKbO)

263 I have a couple of contractors who don't rip me off.
I have to wait when I need them, and there's a reason for that.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

My mechanic is like that. Honest and knows what he’s doing.

Also expensive. Dude never advertises and his garage is a small hole in the wall, but it’s a 3-4 week wait for an appointment. Everyone in town knows he’s the guy you go to for German cars.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (YofvK)

264 >>I apparently have the symptoms now that she had yesterday, so...Happy fun times ahead!

Homemade chicken soup is the cure.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (eYF7X)

265 Aniston was pretty funny , if underused in Office Space
Posted by: Smell the Glove'

Haha! I forgot about that, yeah, she was great. 'Not enough flair', my first ex worked at a chain mall restaurant, totally relatable.
And she was sweet in that movie too, so the cut scene of Lumbergh banging 'someone' and sipping his coffee hit unusually hard.
It's not arcane knowledge that restaurant personnel bang each other at absurd rates.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (9yXr+)

266 Sexualization of children on Facebook? I'm going with child trafficking and the cartels setting up phoney accounts.

Are parents doing this? Most likely but probably not on the scale of the mules bringing young children into the US.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (tT6L1)



hmm, very possible

Posted by: runner at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (V13WU)

267 This setup is a blackmailer's dream.

So was Epstein's island. The fact that everything that happens is also coincidentally a great blackmail generator doesn't exactly dissuade from the idea that the "intelligence community" is running everything.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 03:49 PM (2ocoG)

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And I bet all the visitors to Epstein's island thought of themselves as very to extremely smart. The power of self-delusion is unmatched by real intelligence.

Posted by: Decaf at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (3JfbU)

268 "the same way leeches wish to "partner with" a human leg."
LOL, ace!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (QwWES)

269 260 I hate it so much and am so paranoid about falling that I'm dog-slow when I'm on a roof for *anything.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:17 PM (HnUIn)

That's not paranoia. That is called a healthy respect for gravity's effect on your bones and organs.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (gSZYf)

If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (53oGX)

270 I apparently have the symptoms now that she had yesterday, so...Happy fun times ahead!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM (GBKbO)
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I hope your wife and kids get well soon, and that you don't get too sick or for very long.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (HnUIn)

271 264 Homemade chicken soup is the cure.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (eYF7X)

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I'm gonna go with cured meats and cheeses instead.

I don't play by anyone's rules, not even my own.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (GBKbO)

272 my sons had girls where the moms would kind of really aggressively get involved in them dating their daughters.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 04:18 PM


You say that like it's a bad thing.

Koo-koo-a-choo

Posted by: Mrs. Robinson at February 26, 2024 04:21 PM (a3Q+t)

273 How hard would it be to say "I'm not going to raise your taxes or start any more fucking goddamned wars?"

Oh wait, Trump already did that, and got elected, and followed through on it, and then got deposed in a coup for it.

Now I remember why it's so hard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 26, 2024 04:21 PM (0FoWg)

274 270 I hope your wife and kids get well soon, and that you don't get too sick or for very long.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (HnUIn)

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Thanks.

The kids are fine. They both went to school today.

It's just working its way through the house. I'm hoping I get slipped by because I had that bad case of the flu last month.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:21 PM (GBKbO)

275 I don't play by anyone's rules, not even my own.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM


* nods approvingly *

Rules are made by men to be broken by men.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (a3Q+t)

276 273 How hard would it be to say "I'm not going to raise your taxes or start any more fucking goddamned wars?"

Oh wait, Trump already did that, and got elected, and followed through on it, and then got deposed in a coup for it.

Now I remember why it's so hard.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 26, 2024 04:21 PM (0FoWg)

=======

Really, it was the cracking down on sex trafficking that done him in.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (GBKbO)

277 The kids are fine. They both went to school today.

It's just working its way through the house. I'm hoping I get slipped by because I had that bad case of the flu last month.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:21 PM (GBKbO)

Are you sure it isn't food poisoning ?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (Akjoo)

278 I hate it so much and am so paranoid about falling that I'm dog-slow when I'm on a roof for *anything.*
Posted by: Joe Mannix'

Agree with the other poster: that is not 'paranoia'. One fall and you are done. Take it slow if you aren't used to it, and like me, if you're out of practice, take it slow until your body recalls how to act. Falling off a roof will absolutely kill you or worse fuck you up so bad you wish you were dead.
Be dog-slow and tell anyone mocking you for being a pussy to eat a dick.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (9yXr+)

279 >>I hate it so much and am so paranoid about falling that I'm dog-slow when I'm on a roof for *anything.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Our roof has a tie off point on the backside. I think it's code now for a high pitched roof.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (eYF7X)

280 Rubinstein wimped out. He should have plowed the HR coont right in the face. Sure, he'd be fired, and probably charged with assault, but it would be totally worth it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (tkR6S)

281 Really, it was the cracking down on sex trafficking that done him in.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (GBKbO)
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I doubt that's the whole of it, but I am certain that was a significant factor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (HnUIn)

282 277
Are you sure it isn't food poisoning ?
Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:22 PM (Akjoo)

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The timeline suggest otherwise. Besides, we rarely eat the same thing (adults vs. children). Kids still be picky.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)

283 239 I used to think that parents, that would pimp their kids to HW producers for the potential fame and fortune were rare degenerates. I guess the opportunities for degenerate parents are much greater now, and the social stigma is much less. Satan must be laughing with glee.
Posted by: PaleRider at February 26, 2024 04:14 PM (3cGpq)

After Walt Disney Died all the child actors have had some type of mental breakdown, He must have had a tight rein on the studios. I think Kurt Russel is one of the few that escaped unscathed

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (dKiJG)

284 Just go to any beach or vacation spot -- or indeed, any spot at all -- and you'll see very young girls accompanied by their parent(s) all tarted and pimped up, showing way too much skin, looking like little whores. I feel icky just being around them. But the parents not only allow it, they are no doubt encouraging or facilitating it. These girls ain't buying their own outfits or makeup or whatever.

The fact that the same thing happens on SM surprises me not in the slightest.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (iFTx/)

285 If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM


I'm not so sure about that.

Posted by: zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (a3Q+t)

286 I'm gonna go with cured meats and cheeses instead.

I don't play by anyone's rules, not even my own.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM (GBKbO)
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Just because the meat is cured doesn't mean you will be.

On the other hand, bacon is known as nature's remedy for all ailments...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (7fElN)

287 285 If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM

I'm not so sure about that.
Posted by: zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (a3Q+t)

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Well, relatively consistent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)

288
It saddens me more that this editor is such a spineless simp that he can't say, "Not everything is political. Grow the fuck up."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:19 PM (GBKbO)



The editor seems to not desire BLaMtifa showing up at his door then raping and murdering his entire family.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (Zz0t1)

289 My wife and kids also had the plague last week. My kids brought it home from school. I avoided getting it. Yesterday it finally got me. Not as bad as them but still felt kinda shitty. It was a day in bed watching movies. Timing was good.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (YofvK)

290 Well, relatively consistent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)
++++
I see that even the HQ isn't immune to relativism creeping in.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (HnUIn)

291 If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM
*
I'm not so sure about that.
Posted by: zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2024


***
Think of it as a purely local phenomenon, Albert.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (J2vNu)

292 201 Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:04 PM (RHGPo)

Why bother with a trial.. Just give the guilty verdict and save time
Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:05 PM (Akjoo)

Not being a lawyer I feel this is a situation I'm susceptible to headlines that are inaccurate.
Does it seem that most of the trials for Trump and moreover the J6ers have banned defenses?
Is this a sensationalization or something common?

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (53oGX)

293 286 ---
Just because the meat is cured doesn't mean you will be.

On the other hand, bacon is known as nature's remedy for all ailments...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (7fElN)

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If God didn't want us to be healthy, he wouldn't have given us pigs.

It makes sense.

Also, thanks again for the highlight in the book thread!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)

294 Rubinstein wimped out. He should have plowed the HR coont right in the face. Sure, he'd be fired, and probably charged with assault, but it would be totally worth it.

I mean, my assumption of what a New York Times ultra-liberal HR coont looks like is "you'll never get a boner in her presence", but I guess it could've been a miracle.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:25 PM (2ocoG)

295 I wrote a Bye-ku for Vice:

Tranny sewing circles
in Lagos
Vice go boom



Better than Barack Owebama, but Muldoon is safe.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:25 PM (Zz0t1)

296 Who broke the main page?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:25 PM (DRSnL)

297 296 Who broke the main page?
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:25 PM (DRSnL)

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Ace.

He seems to have left a tag open. I can't remember which one does that specifically, but it's one of 'em.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:25 PM (GBKbO)

298 The editor seems to not desire BLaMtifa showing up at his door then raping and murdering his entire family.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (Zz0t1)

------------

Followed by being released from custody sans bail and custody to rape and murder again.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (j6GWt)

299 I'm not reading it as fast as I can.

Posted by: But that's just me at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (fv8HG)

300 287 285 If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM

I'm not so sure about that.
Posted by: zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (a3Q+t)

========

Well, relatively consistent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)


Generally, or Specifically?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (PiwSw)

301 Miss Linda swears she had the Coof again last week -- the home test said so. I told her those things are notoriously inaccurate and that she probably had a mild flu or tough cold. Anyway, this go-round was not anywhere as bad as in June of '22.

So far I'm fine. I hope.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

302 I went up on my roof to blow the leaves off this fall. It was scary AF. First and last time I do that. Happily pay someone $100 to do it for me next year.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:27 PM (YofvK)

303 I haven't been sick a day since I got over The Chinese Lung AIDS and started taking a B complex vitamin and Zinc

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 26, 2024 04:27 PM (ZV+pB)

304 I haven't been sick a day since I got over The Chinese Lung AIDS and started taking a B complex vitamin and Zinc
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 26, 2024


***
Same here, thankfully. Also a dose of Ivermectin once a month as a preventative.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (J2vNu)

305 Haha! One of the funniest jobs I ever did, and I did it for years, was cleaning the gutters on a one-story ranch house for a high-rise steelworker. I installed leaf guards that I told him straight up wouldn't work, but then I guess he liked me and called me for 'inspection' every year when his wife was gone (I think his old lady thought of the leaf guards and he knew it was bullshit too).
But man, he would NOT get up 10 feet on his own roof and this dude had photos of himself dancing on beams far above Chicago. The 'give' of the shingles and plywood on his roof totally freaked him out and he flatly would not do it. Scared him to death.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (9yXr+)

306 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (Zz0t1)

307
Back when I was at DuPont the VP of Engineering related a story of a personal friend of his who wrecked himself after falling off a ladder while putting up holiday lights on his house. I took the lesson of the story to heart and immediately stopped installing lights on our dwelling where they required me to be well up on a ten-plus foot ladder.

A few years later I stopped doing them altogether. I wish that I had thanked the guy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (xG4kz)

308 At one point, we had Cheney-ku (after Liz's daddy); this was my favorite:

Every time I sneer
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed faints
Try that one, Barack

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (PiwSw)

309 In the historiography of the French Revolution, the Thermidorian Reaction is the common term for the period between the ousting of Maximilien Robespierre on 9 Thermidor II, or 27 July 1794, and the inauguration of the French Directory on 2 November 1795.

The "Thermidorian Reaction" was named after the month in which the coup took place and was the latter part of the National Convention's rule of France. It was marked by the end of the Reign of Terror, decentralization of executive powers from the Committee of Public Safety and a turn from the radical Jacobin policies of the Montagnard Convention to more moderate positions. Economic and general populism, dechristianization, and harsh wartime measures were largely abandoned, as the members of the convention, disillusioned and frightened of the centralized government of the Terror, preferred a more stable political order that would have the approval of the plurality. The Reaction saw the Left suppressed by brutal force, including massacres, as well as the disbanding of the Jacobin Club, the dispersal of the sans-culottes, and the renunciation of the Montagnard ideology.

Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (RHGPo)

310

Vice doesn’t care about the gays and gays of color.

Theres a restaurant called old bag of nails, fish and chips place.

Apparently that one is also not approved because gays are somehow hurt by it.

It’s obvious this stuff is just a petty narcissistic power trip. They found their way to get back at the daddy they created in their minds.

Posted by: Dr Huge Largemeat at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (N5GFk)

311 I mean, my assumption of what a New York Times ultra-liberal HR coont looks like is "you'll never get a boner in her presence", but I guess it could've been a miracle.
Posted by: Ian S.

"Try us! We have a perfect record!"

Posted by: The Red Army at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (9yXr+)

312 American Is Heading For Its Own 'Thermidorian Reaction'

Comes Thermidor

“Democratic Party elites such as those on CNN are not just angry but genuinely confused by the fact that American voters don’t obey them.”

- Glenn Greenwald

Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:31 PM (RHGPo)

313 Remember, Only "Conspiracy Theorists" Think They're Going to Use the Food Supply to "Vaccinate" Us

http://tinyurl.com/72j4ety4

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (eYF7X)

314 The National Convention had replaced the National Assembly as the furnace of political action. The radical Jacobin faction, led by Robespierre and Saint-Just, coalesced into a power-seizing majority there. They took their name from a political club founded by anti-royalists, but their platform became increasingly extreme as the revolution lurched toward pandemonium.

During their year in power, the Jacobins turned the life of the nation upside down in their zealous quest to create a perfectly equitable society. They abolished the church (and replaced it with their own “cult of the supreme being”. They changed the week from seven days to ten days, they changed the names of all the months of the calendar. (1792 was denoted “the Year One.” They put in price and wage controls while churning out money (paper assignats) which triggered (voila) monetary inflation! They confiscated grain from farmers all over the country. They condemned thousands (estimate: 20,000 to 40,000) of political enemies to the guillotine in their “Reign of Terror.” In short, the Jacobins made a bloody mess of things and pissed-off a lot of their countrymen.

Posted by: SMOD at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (RHGPo)

315 300 287 285 If there is one thing to respect about gravity... it's consistency.
Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:20 PM

I'm not so sure about that.
Posted by: zombie Albert Einstein at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (a3Q+t)

========

Well, relatively consistent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)

Generally, or Specifically?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (PiwSw)

It's Chaos man!

Posted by: James Clerk Maxwell at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (53oGX)

316 Just go to any beach or vacation spot -- or indeed, any spot at all -- and you'll see very young girls accompanied by their parent(s) all tarted and pimped up, showing way too much skin, looking like little whores. I feel icky just being around them. But the parents not only allow it, they are no doubt encouraging or facilitating it. These girls ain't buying their own outfits or makeup or whatever.

The fact that the same thing happens on SM surprises me not in the slightest.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 26, 2024 04:23 PM (iFTx/)

---------------

Even back in the early 90s, back when I was living in the East Bay Area (Walnut Creek, CA) -- I would drive my stepdaughter to Middle School and was astonished at what I saw the young teenaged girls wearing (at the beginning of the spandex fad).

I once remarked "Why do their parents let them dress like that?" a and she said most of the girls left in return left & returned to their homes modestly-dressed -- but carried their slut clothes and their backpacks, and change into them once they got to school.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (76r/Z)

317 "We will look to partner with established media companies to distribute our digital content" = we will be printing out leaflets to be handed out by panhandlers at the exits of Chik-fil-As

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (wtvvX)

318 So, my wife just got a new job with very early and long days.

Kids just started t-ball on top of gymnastics and cheer. Four days a week of one practice or another (sometimes three in a day).

Of course we would get a seven-week old puppy over the weekend.

Cute little jerk.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (KbCG3)

319 The next day the tranny had a seizure and died.

Apparently the family wanted to blame the girl that got attacked but the cops told them you can't assault someone and then prosecute the victim even if she wins the fight...
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Has it ever been established to any degree of confidence which set of genitalia the creep was born with?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (tkR6S)

320 Vice was overvalued? Get the DA all over that s—!

Posted by: Lex at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (QlUHh)

321 I was snapping my fingers after some announcement somewhere and this chick started giving me shit like I was trying to be hip or something.

I told her that when you clap your hands you kill "LITTERLY MILLIONS" of blood cells in your hands.

With a very concerned look on my face.

Then I laughed.

Posted by: pawn at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (QB+5g)

322 Nood yet just got on so started fresh and ended up willowed
Hoe bizarre

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (fwDg9)

323 At the sign of the first snap I would have turned toward the door and left that job wanting. It is only going to end in disaster.

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