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Meadester  ·  1839 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Phil Rudd, AC/DC's drummer, charged with - i shit you not - hiring a hitman

I thought it was "Thunder Chief" the first time I heard it. I'm still not sure if it's about a hitman or a bisexual gigolo. I suspect both (though admittedly trying to find a double meaning in some of the lyrics, like "Concrete shoes, Cyanide" is probably a stretch). I haven't seen or heard any stories about AC/DC members hiring the latter but that would probably be easier to keep secret!

ETA: Wrote this before watching the "Done with Sheep" video. I see someone else had a similar thought.

Meadester  ·  1889 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McDonald's Inadvertent Cocaine Coffeespoon

I looked at the preview of The Unwinding on Amazon. Looks a little hard to follow in spots, since he tries to pack so many disparate events into one story. But it does look interesting. I will put it on my list of books to read.

I, too, am old enough to remember Biden's plagiarism scandal. In fact that was the only thing I knew him for until he once again disgraced himself as one of the prime sponsors of the expansion of the police state known as the RAVE act - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reducing_Americans%27_Vulnerability_to_Ecstasy_Act I had forgotten, until I looked at the Wiki article, Madam Clinton's involvement with that.

I used to be a Republican (actually still am registered as one). I am glad I discovered the Libertarian Party before my revulsion with mainstream Republicans drove me into the slimy arms of the Democrats. (Note I say "mainstream" because I cannot rule out supporting Republicans like Ron and Rand Paul who, with all of their flaws, I can at least think about without total disgust.)

Meadester  ·  1889 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The NFL is a sick, pathetic mess

Will the defendant please rise? :-)

Meadester  ·  1889 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: McDonald's Inadvertent Cocaine Coffeespoon

Good thing McDonald's stopped making those spoons. Cocaine is too healthy a product to be associated with the home of the big mac.

Thanks for reminding me why I hate Joe Biden; after seeing Jon Stewart mock him last night for saying some mildly politically incorrect things I almost started having a soft spot for the moronic mick (well technically he's a mick-frog-limey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden#Early_life_and_education - but being a mick-dago, myself, mick is the only one of those I can be sure I'm allowed to call him.)

And how about Joyce Nalepka? I always thought anti-drug commercials were the surest way to encourage kids to do drugs (much as the Butt-Out singers encouraged the boys of South Park to smoke, sealing the deal with the words "If you don't smoke you can grow up to be JUST LIKE US!") But Nalepka takes it to a whole new level. If everyone could see her and hear her speak, there's hardly anyone who WOULDN'T do drugs. I wonder if she wasn't manufactured in a drug lab.

Meadester  ·  1890 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Can Make $50,000 a Year Rolling Blunts For Waka Flocka Flame

I was never any good at rolling either, that's why I mostly used a bowl unless I was sharing with someone who already rolled joints. That would be much cheaper than what Waka plans to do. Hell, even a vaporizer would be cheaper, in addition to being easier on the lungs.

Meadester  ·  1898 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?

So, misconduct by law enforcement officials doesn't matter if it doesn't involve physical violence? Your dislike of money and moneyed organizations in politics do not justify the people in those organizations having their rights violated by selective enforcement of the law. If that's not what happened here, why all the stonewalling and disappearing of evidence? Would you accept such a lack of cooperation with an oversight investigation from a local police department even if it didn't involve someone being shot? How about an organization like the NSA or the FBI? If so, I guess I can commend you for being consistent, even though I disagree with the weight you give to law and order - or natiional security - over civil liberties. If not, why don't you hold the IRS to the same standard as other law enforcement agencies?

If there was "deliberately lying on tax forms", rather than misinterpretations, or merely differing interpretations of vague and complex laws, then yes those need to be investigated. It does not, however, give IRS agents a license to act with impunity any more than a robbery committed by Michael Brown gave Darren Wilson a license to kill. Again, if there was no wrongdoing the IRS should let the investigation show it and stop the cover-up.

Meadester  ·  1898 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?

I understand your dislike of some of the conservative organizations targeted. But consider this: what if the Ferguson Missouri police department conveniently "lost" evidence that had the same relevance to the Mike Brown case as Lois Lerner's e-mails and Blackberry contents do to this one. Would you use scare-quotes when describing that as a scandal?

What about this? https://hubski.com/pub?id=173866

I'm not saying that a bullet used in a shooting is the same as electronic records that may document a harassment campaign, but the difference is a matter of degree not kind. Both are cases of being at best careless to the point of gross negligence, and at worst deliberately obstructive, with handling evidence of one's own possible crimes.