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In your latest “I’m ready to resign from humanity” news, in London, a man drove a van into a group of people in a terrorist attack Sunday. The driver plowed into a group of worshipers just after midnight Ramadan prayers at a mosque; witnesses said the driver jumped out of the van and, after being tackled by bystanders, said he “wanted to kill more Muslims.”

In Virginia over the weekend, a 17-year-old Muslim girl was killed, apparently by baseball bat, but police aren’t sure the attack was because of her religion; the kids who were with her when she was abducted seem to think the man in custody might have been your garden variety abductor and murderer.

The London attack occurred near two mosques, the Finsbury Park Mosque and the Muslim Welfare House. At least ten people were injured and one elderly man died, although it’s unclear whether he was killed by the van; he had collapsed just before the attack began, according to Abdulrahman Aidroos, who was among several people trying to help the man. While they were assisting the man, the van drove “straight into us,” he said:

The driver of the van jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run, Aidroos said.

“I tackled him on the floor until the police came,” he told the BBC. “When he was running, he said ‘I want to kill more people, I want to kill more Muslims,’” he said.

“When I got him on the ground, I said, ‘Why are you doing this?’ He said, ‘I want to kill more Muslims.’”

The witnesses held the attacker until police arrived and arrested him; he hasn’t been identified yet, we’ll assume because British police didn’t give his name to any American diplomatic or intelligence agencies. Police said it was “too early to tell” whether the man who died was injured by the crash. At the very least, a vehicular attack on the people assisting him probably didn’t help their first aid efforts.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack, saying that it and other recent terrorist attacks by ISIS-inspired extremists in London and Manchester were a threat to basic rights of religion and speech in the UK:

“This morning we have seen a sickening attempt to destroy those freedoms, and to break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom,” she said.

“It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible.”

May also promised to increase security for mosques as the month of Ramadan comes to a close. London’s Metropolitan Police commissioner, Cressida Dick, also pledged her department would provide additional protection for Muslim communities:

Speaking at the scene she said: “This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting.

“We treat this as a terrorist attack. We in the Met are as shocked as anybody in this local community or across the country. We take all kinds of hate crime or violent extremism incredibly serious and wherever we possibly can, prevent attacks. And if we cannot prevent an attack then we will seek obviously to bring people to justice.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who came surprisingly close to defeating May in elections earlier this month, said the area’s religious diversity makes it a “microcosm of a community working together” and appealed to all Londoners to reject hatred:

“An attack on a mosque, an attack on a synagogue, an attack on a church, is actually an attack on all of us. We have to protect each other’s faith, each other’s way of life. That’s what makes us a strong society and community.”

As of yet, Donald Trump has managed not to tweet anything incredibly stupid about the London attack; at least his daughter Ivanka offered her sympathies:

Commenters on the story at Dead Breitbart’s Home for Eternal Hatred explained the London attack was obviously a false flag attack mounted by a paid employee of George Soros; others said it was about time and a good start. Also, the site offered this thoughtful example of journalistic balance:

So, you know, Both Sides Do It, and we need endless war forever.

Yr Wonkette can’t stop thinking of this photo of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Martin’s parents wanted his killer to get life without parole, not the death penalty, which suggests they were raising Martin to be a terrific person. As does this: At his school, he’d made a sign to remember the kids killed in Sandy Hook.

God angrily clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule

We’re naive enough to hope maybe an eight-year-old killed in a terrorist attack had the right idea all along: No More hurting People. Peace.

[WaPo / Guardian / Guardian]

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  • Joe Beese

    So Ivanka’s disowning Donald?

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

    Cressida Dick! No comment needed.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Isn’t that what Ivanka says everytime? I think she just has a madlibs version that her assistant fills in.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Love and Prayers? No thoughts?

  • Rags

    She might want to get the 8 year old Martin Richard to check her grammar before she tweets.

  • Nounverb911
  • Predisenting Ron

    Isaiah 11:6 ‘And a little child shall lead them.’
    Yes, please. Because adults have NO fucking idea any more.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      All hail Barron?

      • Predisenting Ron

        He’s 11. It may be too late for him.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    “We must stand united against hatred and extremism.”* —Ivanka Trump

    *some exceptions may apply. If you work in one of my sweatshops, or if my dad says it’s ok to hate you, or if you are not-white. Or gay.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Oh Ivanka! Thank you…..London is saved.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCSiMVWXYAAwrNE.jpg

  • weejee

    The poor Brits are having a tough time catching a break this year. Colonial hugs.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Has London (and possibly Paris… again… according to CNN) tried calling it “radical Islamic terrorism?” Donald Trump and his band of fucking horror show enablers say that’s what will fix everything.

    • Marla

      Cannot wait for Kelly “Lady Skeletor” Conway to come on a shit storm like CNN and say the van itself was built by Muslims.

  • The Librarian

    and another terrorist attack brought to you by Wingnuts, breakfast of losers, haters, and other assorted garbage.

  • Oblios_Cap

    the London attack was obviously a false flag attack mounted by a paid employee of George Soros; others said it was about time and a good start

    Say what you will, but that Soros is one hell of a job creator.

  • Nounverb911
    • Nockular cavity

      Yes, that will increase the effectiveness of Thoughts ‘n’ Prayers some 10 million times!

      And 10 million times zero is what, class?

      • vivian

        100 Million Nothing!

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Your math skills are vastly superior to Mick Mulvaney’s.

      • calliecallie

        I was told there would be no math.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I didn’t realize Google Maps was branching out into colonoscopies.

    • Stulexington

      Facebook needs a “thoughts and prayers” reaction.

      • Meccalopolis

        Nice. Digging the subtle snark

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Relativicus

      Fry: So that’s my story, Father Changstein El-Gamal. Is there anything religion can do to help me find my friend?

      Father Changstein El-Gamal: Well, we could join together in prayer.

      Fry: Uh-huh. But is there anything useful we can do?

      Father Changstein El-Gamal: No.

  • memzilla Ω

    So let me understand this. Worldwide, anti-Muslim hate crimes are warranting more police protection at their houses of worship. Anti-Semitic hate crimes are warranting more police protection at their houses of worship. There seems to be one religion that’s not experiencing enough hate crimes to warrant police protection at its houses of worship. I’m sure the Breitdrudgefox news media will get RIGHT ON that story.

    • msanthropesmr

      Christians are being oppressed. What’s your point? /s

    • Bill D. Burger

      “It’s always puzzling how quickly people are ready to murder each other, and in the name of peace and justice, over who has the best imaginary friend.”
      ___ Tina Fey

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Sometimes it’s the same imaginary friend but with a different name!

        • Covfefe

          We have to call Jesus by the right name, otherwise our thoughts and prayers will be wasted.

          • Three Finger Salute

            “Hey! Zeus!”

        • MizzMazz

          THIS a million times! All it takes is a bit of reading that is really quite interesting, and yeah, the Abrahamaic (sp?) religions are all about the same guy, the same bunch of sprites just packaged to fit in the culture they are in. Not to spoil, but if you are watching American Gods, the last ep touches on it nicely.

      • laineypc

        People are ready to murder each other. For pretty much any reason, or no reason. Excuses for murder come and go, but our homicidal biology has remained consistent.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • redblack

      rastafarians?

    • doktorzoom

      Yeeps. I know you didn’t mean it this way, but the phrase “one religion that’s not experiencing enough hate crimes” is the sort of thing that seems custom-tailored to piss off wingnuts eager to argue that liberals are all wishing death on Christians.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I don’t wish death on Christians. Mammonists are however another matter.

        • Meccalopolis

          And don’t get me started on them pharisees

      • Andrea Karim

        I dunno, Dok – the qualifying phrase is “to warrant police protection”, I think.

        • doktorzoom

          I know that, and you know that. But when have wingnuts ever missed the opportunity to quote things partially and out of context?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Scientology? I think Tom Cruise only worships himself though…

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Remember when political science taught us that the worst thing that could happen was to have an area become divided into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states along social, cultural, historical or religious lines? They called it “balkanization” after the disarray that befell eastern Europe in the 1920’s. Well, we are all balkanized now. Way to go humans, we have really fucked it up this time.

    • Anna Rompage

      Don’t worry, a good World War will set things right again.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Can we please agree that after hosting the event twice, Europe gets a raincheck on the chosen venue?

        • OrdinaryJoe

          Going to be tough. They have done a bang up job of hosting the event.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Yeah we know but we have grown quite fond of our state of the art infrastructure shiny new buildings and preserved nature.

  • Rick Hill

    Ivanka-“….we must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it’s forms….”

    Hey. Just brainstorming here but, how about starting with your own father and the hatred and unrest he is using to gain popularity and power?

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      So successfully using, I might add.

      • Rick Hill

        But the resistance against it is growing…

        • vivian

          We need more than resistance, we need a goddamn inoculation.

    • vivian

      Pffft. You’re mistaking The Appearance of Concern™ with Genuine Concern.
      She has no interest (0%!) in the latter.

    • Stulexington

      Cinder, log, read about it Ivanka.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      So when are you going to flip on your worthless shitgibbon of a sire, Ivanka?

    • Relativicus

      She meant “all its forms,” not “all its forms.”

    • OneYieldRegular

      We are united against hatred and extremism in all it’s (sic) forms, which is precisely why we oppose your father.

      Well, that plus his incompetence, ignorance and narcissism.

  • Crystalclear12

    It’s going to be one of THOSE weeks, isn’t it?

    Shit.

    • TJ Barke

      It’s going to be one of THOSE centuries.

      • Three Finger Salute

        It’s going to be one of THOSE millennia.

  • TJ Barke

    There’d be a lot less homicide if there were no hominids, just sayin’…

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Finally! A use for that army of mutant killer bears I’ve been raising.

      • msanthropesmr

        I read that as “beans” and I thought, I already have that happen when I eat beans.

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          “Toxic Green Gas Engulfs Midwestern US–Officials Concerned, Confiscate Broccoli Reserves”

      • Rick Hill

        Brilliant! I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

      • Three Finger Salute

        You’re familiar with the great Syrian-Iranian hero of the Polish Second Corps, Wojtek?

      • aureolaborealis
    • Crystalclear12

      Bender approves this message

    • Rags

      I think you mean ‘hominins’ unless you have something against chimps and orangs…. /nerdity

    • Nockular cavity

      “OK, who else agrees with the motion as stated? Wow, that’s a lot! Alright, keep your forepaws, claws, tentacles, tails, pseudopods, and cilia raised while we count.”

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Now, is this where the “Good Guy With A Gun” hypothesis falls down? The GGWAG would have shot and killed the assailant. Instead, the worshippers from the mosque tackled him and pinned him to the ground until the police arrived. He’s still alive to be questioned by the police.

    • ManchuCandidate

      “But where’s the gun and ammo manufacturers’ profit in that?”
      -NRA

      Also the fact that unlike Call Of Duty and other FPS, you don’t really know who the bad guy is either so the adrenaline amped cops are probably going to mistaken you for a black guy or messican or muslin guy and the good guy with a guy becomes a dead good guy with a gun.

    • Blackest Noobs

      i prefer the good guys with smoked ribs hypothesis…unfortunately it does not work on Muslims since they won’t eat pork.

      their loss i say.

      • Me not sure

        …or anything during the day while it’s Ramadan

      • Nockular cavity

        They can throw some lamb kebabs on the grill, then everyone can be happy.

        OK, fine, some veggie burgers too. Happy now?

    • Cleo_Cat

      Plus, there were two good guys with guns (Capitol police) at the Congressional baseball shooting. They didn’t stop the bad guy from shooting and wounding people. They stopped him/ killed him, but if this unbalanced person had no gun it would have been better for all. Except perhaps the gun seller.

    • jesterpunk
    • calliecallie

      England. Guns are harder to come by. Makes people more resourceful.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        ISIS likes to recruit people with criminal backgrounds to set up terror cells in Europe, because they need connections to the black market to get guns there.

        Here, they just tell people to go to gun shows and load up.

  • Blackest Noobs

    Caitlyn Jenner: “Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot — liberals can’t even shoot straight.”

    Hey Jenner GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU DUMB FUCKING ASSHOLE!

    you honestly think Republicans really accept your trangendering? REALLY?
    listen i thought you were a fucking asshole as a man…but now as a woman you seriously take the cake you dumbfuck!!!!

    THEY WILL NEVER EVER ACCEPT YOU…so why are you a fucking Republican?

    oh that’s right…you’re white and wealthy.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/06/18/caitlyn-jenner-on-the-shooting-at-congressional-baseball-practice-liberals-cant-even-shoot-straight/?utm_term=.7843f0dcff02

    • Villago Delenda Est

      White and wealthy…the only “content of character” Rethuglicans respect.

    • The Green Bastard

      Bold statement from an asshole who killed someone b/c they couldn’t drive straight.

      • MizzMazz

        This needs to be brought up again and again, and kept fresh in people’s minds. She basically got away with murder. We are bombarded with so much news and information, we forget things that have happened, and thee are people counting on that.

        • Andrea Karim

          I actually didn’t know that at all.

          • MizzMazz

            She was involved in a crash on the Pacific Coast Highway, which is a dicey piece of road to begin with, and people were going too fast, and she crashed into another car. There was a little kerfuffle about it, but I think she got out with a fine. I would have to look up the accident, and right now, I haven’t the time.
            Bottom line is rich people get away with crimes that they’d lock the rest of us up for. If I have missed details, I am sorry, I am just working from memory here.

          • The Green Bastard

            She was paying more attn to the paps she called & hit the car in front of her (Kim Howe, the victim), which pushed it into oncoming traffic.

          • Three Finger Salute

            You don’t watch South Park, then…

            #BuckleUpBuckaroo

    • Christopher Story

      Timothy McVeigh
      Jim Jones
      David Karesh
      Dillon Roof

      I’d like to watch her dance the “no true Scottsman” defense of those horrible conservatives.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    So much for “mostly harmless.”

    • data_ninja

      Considering our limited ability to travel outside of our own galaxy, I feel it applies. But to visitors and intergalactic hitch hikers, perhaps the description should be updated in The Guide.

    • Hardly Ideal

      Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think automatic rifles are a pretty neat idea.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance
  • HazooToo

    Really a very light brush over that 17 year old girl who was murdered, but I’m sure we’ll get something more on it soon. The police say they are “NOT investigating it as a hate crime”. Not sure why. Seems pretty fucking hateful to me.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Yeah, murder is one of the friendliest crimes.

    • doktorzoom

      The uncertainty of the situation is exactly why we decided not to give it more coverage yet. It looks like a hate crime, but if there are indications that it’s not, we’d rather hold off until there’s more information. My first draft of this looked different until I saw the update at WaPo.

      • msanthropesmr

        I hope you had a good birthday. I am sorry that the world didn’t cooperate by being nice to you.

      • HazooToo

        I do appreciate your waiting until you have concrete information. Hopefully it won’t take long to come out.

      • cmd resistor

        Yeah, all the stories I have read are kind of light on facts.

      • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

        This is why the Republicans always steal a march on us libruls – they start their screeching and laying blame while the screams and sirens are still echoing, before the dust has a chance to settle. We need to get ahead of the facts and reality curve too, dammit!

        • willi0000000

          that’s half the problem . . . the other half is that, according to republican rules, it’s too early to say/do anything until it’s too late.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Does Obama’s time machine go FORWARD also too? Might help …

    • Three Finger Salute
      • HazooToo

        Even that title isn’t covering it accurately. She called them because of a robbery, then became afraid they would take her kids. And frankly, after all the shit black people have been through at the hands of cops, she probably should have been afraid even if she wasn’t mentally ill.

      • laineypc

        This is deeply troubling to us in Seattle, for the tragedy of this young woman and her family, but also our police force has just been through a whole big thing designed to reduce police-generated killings and brutality. It’s still early on thin information, but apparently this woman and her mental illness and the behavior were known to the department. Seems like they could have come up with a different, non-lethal plan.

  • folderol

    It would be nice if the news would allow us to get back to making fun of stupid stuff.

  • FauxAntocles

    All we are saying…

    • natoslug

      Is give peas (in guacamole) a chance?

      • Meccalopolis

        Ew no. (We’re talking about food, right?)

        • natoslug

          I haven’t decided the ranking of monstrosities — are canned clams in anything, or peas (canned or otherwise) in guac the greater monster?

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I vote for pee in guac as the greater monster.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    If Alex Jones is genuinely sorry for the pain and suffering his loathsome followers have inflicted on the parents of those killed in Sandy Hook, he’ll turn over all revenue from his bogus “supplements” business to them.

    • Three Finger Salute

      …and voluntarily take his program off the air.

    • Hardly Ideal

      If he’s legitimately sorry, he will find a secluded mountaintop and live the rest of his days weeping in penitent hermitude. And maybe opioid-induced constipation.

  • Bill D. Burger

    I’ve never been more proud in recent years as I was when Sen. Chris Murphy (whose outrage was front and center at the inaction after Sandy Hook) stood up and walked out of a Senate call for ‘a moment of silence’ and to send ‘thoughts & prayers’ to the victims of yet another mass shooting….and then tweeted this:

    http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/42/43/14/9057044/11/920×920.jpg

    • NastyBossetti

      This should be retweeted, every day, forever.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      We Connecticutuckians are very proud of our Senator. And, he’d look good as a VP … just sayin’ …

    • Andrea Karim

      I love his righteous anger. It gives me hope.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
  • marxalot

    Hard to maintain the bloody-minded ebullience on which I rely to get me through the morning day week when the first thing in the morning news is uniformly appalling.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I think we’re gonna need a lot of kittens and puppos frolicking and gamboling in meadows today.

  • Relativicus

    You may be surprised to learn that commenters at twitchy were as equally non-plussed as the Breitbratians.

    • What is “twitchy”? Sorry but if I knew I forgot. As I said I’m a old and haz a confuse. Thanks.

      • Relativicus

        I think it’s Malkin’s alterna-Twitter. Something to do with her anyway.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    I gotta ask about the definition of “terrorist” vis-a-vis these most recent attacks. Is it just the general motivation that defines ‘terrorism’? Nothing to do with active, bilateral connections to identifiable groups? Nothing to do with the coherence or specific identifiability of their “ideology”?

    Because if not – if it’s just their motivation that’s important – then doesn’t this kind of blur the line between a (theoretically) achievable agenda and simple insanity?

    I dunno, just some thoughts. Don’t have any answers, just wondered if anyone else had some thoughts along these lines.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      White supremacists do have identifiable groups and a coherent, specific ideology.

    • HazooToo

      If we go by Google’s definition, then it’s “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” There’s no requirement that the terrorist actually be claimed by a particular group, or that the group he may be claimed by needs to be large. Not all terrorists are mentally ill, and not all mentally ill people are terrorists, but there can be crossover. A simply insane attacker might have been motivated by perceiving the victims as actual non-human monsters trying to kill him. A terroristic attacker might be motivated by politicized hatred of Muslims. The lines between those motivations are still fairly clear. The results, however, are exactly the same.

      • HazooToo

        Also I realize that some of what I said could have been taken VERY badly, so I would like to apologize right here and now.

        • Ricky Gay

          I see nothing wrong with your analysis.

          • HazooToo

            I have put my foot in my mouth in big ways before, and I find it’s best not to be overly confident. I was trying to think of it like a logic puzzle, and sometimes when I do that, I end up saying something that sounds offensive when I really don’t mean it to be, I just didn’t have the words to say what I wanted to. Thank you.

          • Ricky Gay

            I find it best to work in some canned clams, just for some cover!

          • eggs ackly-wright

            Those clams we like?

          • Ricky Gay

            Oh my, yes! The babby variety…on a bed of cedar cheese.

          • ahughes798

            And some Canadian whisky to drink.

          • Ricky Gay

            Black Velvet, if you please…

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            You monster!

          • Querolous

            Could be worse. Could be Yukon Jack.

    • Ricky Gay

      There is nothing simple about insanity.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Fair enough. I redact the word “simple”.

    • Meccalopolis

      Political violence

    • gkshenaut

      To me, there needs to be a group in charge at least to some degree, and the attack needs to be on noncombatants and intended to further the aims of the group. However, the strategy ISIS and alQaeda have been using, of distributing propaganda that includes encouragement for so-called lone wolfs, has blurred the distinction. To me, if someone responds to that propaganda by making an attack on noncombatants to further the aims of the group, it’s close enough, even if there was never any direct contact with the group. But others could disagree.

    • The only agenda of terrorism is to terrorize people; to force political change through violence perpetrated on civilian targets. As such, it does not need to be a coherent group (and usually is not a group in the traditional sense) of individuals working in concert.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I agree with you. The U.S. has the “Hate Crime” category that, IMHO, would cover this kind of violence, lone, crazy-hatey person. Terrorism seems different to me too. More organized and connected with a political agenda. Kind of like the Republicans trying to pass the Trumpdon’tcare bill in secret.

    • clubseal

      Unfortunately, the lines have been made distinct by the government and its media lapdogs: Only acts committed by professed Muslims are deemed “terrorism,” and everyone else is just committing normal crimes. It’s not just a matter of how words are used; there are real consequences legally as well, and it’s pretty fucked up.

  • Andrew Rheinheimer

    Interesting how even British conservatives call out extremist terror attacks of other kinds and not just ‘moslems’. Wish the US could get its white ass shit together.

  • In before some wingnut decides to wonder why liberals aren’t calling for government regulation of automobiles.

    • phoenix00

      “See! Gun control isn’t necessary!”

  • Jonny On Maui

    If only we listened to real eight year olds instead of the ones that just act like spoiled children.

    • beingreleased

      Trump isn’t like a child. Children have the capacity to learn.

  • rocktonsam

    ivanka darling I have seen you in many pictures with a guy that’s stands united for hatred and extremism many times. shut up and go fuck right off also too!

    • MizzMazz

      Also Ivanka, apostrophe abuse does not lead me to take you seriously. You have a lot of money. Love and prayers are useless and cost you nothing. Put your money where your mouth is, and send a nice fat donation to help the victims.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        She’s doing a preemptive reasonable-sounding tweet to counteract whatever monkey shit her dad tweets out there.

        • MizzMazz

          LOL, like her Dad listens to her. He’s too busy checking her out. People are getting hip to the ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ shit, and all it takes is Donny Two Scoops to say something stupid.
          OT, didn’t you have a family member fighting a fire? I might be mixed up, but if that was you, I sure hope they are OK.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            My nephew was deployed to New Mexico. He’s still there! Come on, New Mexico! Get it together! Thanks for your concern. :)

          • MizzMazz

            I hope he and the other firefighters are safe. It’s that time of the year, and some places are drier than ever.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Not just her father. Jared Luthor is a Zionist Lebensraum pig too. Figures he goes into real estate, so he can evict Palestinians from their homes at the same time he’s contributing to the gentrification of New York and being a slumlord. Prick.

  • OddMan

    Really really OT, in case you need a break from this madness.
    If you have been reading the comic Sherman’s Lagoon, the story this week is a trip to the Lake of Death a super salty brine seep in the Gulf of Mexico. I had to look it up and found a terrific source of information about this deep sea world. It is exactly the environment we would see in the seas of Europa and it is full of life even the Lake of Death. From The Oceanographic Society open access journal. Page 30.
    http://tos.org/oceanography/assets/images/content/29-1_supplement.pdf

    PS, it is also called the “Jacuzzi of Despair,”

    • Gregory Brown

      That’s really cool.

    • lroom

      Thanks. Very cool.

    • ahughes798

      That’s going to be the name of my new Joy Division cover band.

  • HEADLINE: Muslim Iman saves White Terrorist from being beaten to death by mob.
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/etmqZvzyywRRS/giphy.gif

  • Le Covfefe Royal

    Amongst the reasons to dislike Ivanka Trump: She had a limit of 140 characters, and she wasted one on a superfluous apostrophe.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      That’s not superfluous, it’s outright incorrect. My grammar OCD nerve is twitching just looking at it.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        You owe me a coke.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      And not just suerfluous – incorrect. Also too, as well.

      • eggs ackly-wright

        Et cetera and so on.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Ipso facto Confringo!

    • PersianOregano

      Well daddy uses apostrophes bigly as well. Just look at his recent tweet about the rising P’s of Obamacare.

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    [Damned onion ninjas]

    • janecita

      And they travel fast, they just hit me in Jersey!

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        Followed by me in Cali! Is that supersonic or what?

    • Hardly Ideal

      *checks watch*

      Yup, it’s sad-music-on-loop-o’-clock.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBaM8eutHOg

  • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

    It’s possible I just had my high point for this week: Installing the “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” extension to Google Chrome.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Dear Chrome,

      Why does it take an extension to do this, especially when it should not just be available, but the default.

      Sincerely,
      Your Users

      • HooverVilles

        ^^^^THIS^^^^

      • Hardly Ideal

        I just wonder who thinks auto-play anything is a good idea in 2017.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Advertisers-> Google->Chrome :-(

  • Bitter Scribe

    In the CBS story about the London attack, there were lots of commenters along the lines of, “This was an attack on terrorists, not by terrorists.” Comments on the WaPo story about the Virginia murder have been closed. I wonder why.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Do they have moderators to nuke hate speech?

      If not, why even allow comments on stories like that?

      • clubseal

        It’s the unspoken rule of modern discourse: It’s OK to talk about muslims as though they aren’t people.

  • clubseal

    I know it isn’t the point of the story, but I was at least happy to read that both the prime minister and the London Metro police commissioner are women. Maybe in America, in another hundred years?

    • Hardly Ideal

      I guess so, just… man, what a woman to pick for prime minister.

      • clubseal

        Glass half full, I reckon.

  • ahughes798

    How about we just get rid of religion, because it’s the root of all this evil.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Enlightenment was, in part, a reaction to the excesses of religion in the previous two or so centuries. This country was founded with those excesses in mind.

      We’ve been backtracking something fierce over the last 50 years from what was a pretty good tendency.

    • CatDog

      how are you going to ‘get rid of religion” without more murder?

  • Hardly Ideal

    As a poet once said, so long as there are at least two people left on the planet, someone is going to want someone dead.

  • whitroth

    As despicable as PM May is… she’s calling terrorism terrorism, including this.

    Meanwhile, here, “oh, we’re not investigating it as a hate crime, and no, the murderer wasn’t Muslim or left wing, so it’s a lone wolf, not a terrorist attack….”

  • Robert Andre Glasper

    Bring on the United States Shootings. Maybe Congress will be in fear not to do there darn jobs! Most would rather take a bullet or two than to aid the voters who stupidly constantly keep them in public office.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    No more hurting people? Peace? What are you, a common Commie?

    Wait. Are Communists still as despised by the right wing as Muslims, Jews, Women, Gays, Democrats, and Liberals? I lost my Conservative ScoreCard™.

    • Scrofula

      Russia is a (very) close ally now, always has been.
      Communists are now Berkeley students and NPR listeners. They drink fancy coffee.

  • Zyxomma

    No more hurting people. Peace, peace, peace!

  • Scrofula

    Dammit Dok, with that photo . . . .
    Why don’t you just close with a Sarah McLaughlin SPCA ad.

  • CatDog

    Good headline. That’s exactly the stakes when people give up on politics. Murder.

  • Amalga

    That photo of Martin Richard still makes me tear up. What a sweetheart.

    • Truly Madly Derply

      I’m sitting here bawling my face off. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.

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