News That Will Drive You To Drink

“This is the Democratic party’s new version of slavery to me. I am a believer in the American dream. But as long as you are told where you have to live, what you have to eat, what you have to wear, where you have to go to school, you will never know the true meaning of expression. And, the power and value of self achievement. You’ll never know what that is.”

–Fox News host (and former Clueless star) Stacey Dash responding to the news that 65 percent of US children live in households who receive public assistance in the form of food stamps, Medicaid, and the national school lunch program. If you were a good American, you should just hurry up and die instead of use resources that Stacey would use for other purposes.

I’ll Know Free Speech When I See It (Again and Again and Again…)

In 2012, L.A. voters passed an ordinance requiring that porn actors wear condoms as a matter of public health and safety. The Industry felt put upon and said that their Freedom of expression was being violated and brought suit. On Moday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the industry’s argument that actors using condoms would interfere with a film’s fantasy element.

But, you know, the rest of the films are so natural. Cinema verité.

For the First Amendment argument to apply, the court ruled, there would have to be a great likelihood that a film’s audience would understand that intended message.

“Here, we agree with the district court that, whatever unique message plaintiffs might intend to convey by depicting condomless sex, it is unlikely that viewers of adult films will understand that message,” said Judge Susan P. Graber, writing for the panel’s majority.

And you thought Judges have no sense of humor?

(ABC News)

George Zimmerman Offers Us Advise

Just whip 'em out an measure 'em, boys.

Just whip ‘em out an measure ‘em, boys.

“Go to the range to practice, keep your guns in a safe location, and primarily, now that I know that I’m $2.5 million in debt, just in lawyers’ fees, I paid over $360,000 in hard costs to the state of Florida – just in, you know, copies, CDs, manuscripts, that kind of stuff – I would definitely invest in getting some type of self-defense insurance, and again, arming yourself with the knowledge of what you can do and what you should or shouldn’t do after the incident,” Zimmerman said.

So before you go out to slaughter some skittles-bearing blah kid, get some insurance. (Raw Story)

The Afternoon Quote: Regrets, He’s Had A Few

Cruz

“[T]he senator acknowledged that a number of his colleagues had to unexpectedly change their weekend plans, and he apologized to them for inconveniencing their personal schedules,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in an email.

“That was not his intention; as he explained today in Politico, his intention was to secure a vote on President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, and to use every procedural means to do so. He believed—and still believes—that forcing that constitutional vote was critically important, but he apologized for causing any personal hardship,” she said.

(Livewire)

The Morning Quote

“Any woman can come forward right now and say ‘Billy Cosby did this to me 40 years ago’ and be on the cover of US Weekly,” he said. “With no vetting.”

“They will print your story, and maybe it happened,” Scarborough said. “If it did, it’s tragic. But if it didn’t happen, you get your 15 minutes of fame,” he added.

Joe Scarborough, the patron saint of dead interns.

(TPM)

Your Sunday Bottomless Flute of Stupid

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“But, Chris, this all misses the point!” the radio host continued. “What was Eric Garner doing? He was selling cigarettes! Loose cigarettes! And the police in New York, because they’re so eager for tax collection, what is being done here with regard to taxes and the state’s desire to collect them no matter what — how many cops were descended on that situation for cigarettes? How many people smoking marijuana did the cops pass by and ignore on the way to Eric Garner?”

“I think the real outrage here is that an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes, this is just absurd! People talk about the left, people want a big state, people want a powerful state. Well, here it is.”

Junkie Limbaugh explains to Chris Wallace that Sen. Aqua Buddha was right: cigarette taxes are to blame for Eric Garner’s death.

Want Fries With Your Stupid?

He seems nice.

Oh, I just read that he is an editor at Red State, which is our old pal Ewick son of Ewick’s place.

Some Stupid For Your Coffee?

“I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with [Darren Wilson], or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job.’”

–Rep. Peter King (R – NY)

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

“Thank you so much for taking your rickety bike to vote, because I believe that your voice should be heard because you cared enough to vote. But President Obama thinks that the people who were sitting in front of the TV all day talking on their Obama Phones who didn’t vote, he speaks for those people. And I’m not saying any particular people, but I’m just saying someone who didn’t vote has an equal voice than you who actually got on your bike because you didn’t have a motor vehicle to get to the polls.”

Kris Kobach, the retrograde Kansas Secretary of State, who implemented a strict ID requirement that left about 20 percent of the state’s voter registration applications in limbo before election day.

Why are all the dogs barking? What are they saying, Kris?