Ahhhhh, you know, I don’t have a whole lot to discuss this week EXCEPT for the fact that the president has been working to assure us that he is brilliant and sane even as his Department of Justice is clearly lining up to prosecute his opponent in the 2016 election.

Again, this is happening too:


What do you make of this?  Is Trump nuts or is he just running interference for Sessions?  I don’t know.  Maybe he’s just cruelly trolling the shit out of his opponents; torturing them before the legal jeopardy he has ordered falls upon them.

From my point of view, Democrats have no right to complain about any prosecutions Trump brings over the 2016 election.  They’ve spent the entire year trying to bring him down over the Russia narrative.  Why should he be merciful now?  I think he’s having fun with it.  It’s sadistic, but fair.

Speaking of being sadistic (but not necessarily fair), I had a great time last night playing Munchkin with the neighbors last night.  We had some great fellowship, I called Mrs Thrill a “bitch” when she kept catching me cheating, and then I screwed up the scheduling on this post.  Hence, it’s late today.

Munchkin.  A magical gaming experience.


  1. Not interested in adding hype to trump and bannon trolling everyone into buying a stupid gossip book.

    Never gave a fuck about Hillary Clinton. Ended up not voting for her because California went for her anyway. Watching everyone in Washington criminalize each other’s behavior out is speactacular to me.

    Keep the metoo stuff up, and the Russian investigation, and keep purging the senate and congress until they all understand their job is to rat each other out for the benefit of the taxpayer.

    I’m actually more than ecstatic to see this loophole!


    Who would’ve ever thought that the republicucks undoing would be of all things….. State’s rights!!!

    Lastly, trump is a fucking moron. Almost anyone who knows him and doesn’t have a job that depends on him has said as much. Artie Lang from the stern show said he folded with a Manning, trump, and himself and remarks he was the brightest person there without ever finishing high school.

    You voted for a thin skinned, easily triggered mental midget. Embrace it.

  2. I have a question for all you muscle-heads out there. I’ve been following this strength routine for about 3 months now. I’ve certainly gained strength and muscle (to the point that my shirt and pants are getting a little tight). I don’t want to grow any more. I think I prefer more tone and keep my cardio up for sports. Any recommendations on a program to follow after doing strength exercises?

  3. I’d need to know what strength program you were on and how you ate during this program. It could be just a simple fix but it’s shooting in the dark without at least those details.

  4. I can see myself voting for Oprah in 2020. It would be entirely dependent on how Trump is doing and what platform she was runs on, but I won’t rule it out.

  5. I’d need to know what strength program you were on and how you ate during this program. It could be just a simple fix but it’s shooting in the dark without at least those details.

    It’s called StrongLifts 5×5 (https://stronglifts.com/5×5/). I didn’t have a restrictive diet. That’s not to say I ate burgers and fries every meal. I ate about 80-85% home cooked meals, including lunch at work. I try to make the healthy choice when eating out. Drinking beer was also on the menu, but that’s usually a weekend only thing.

  6. So the 5×5 is a great powerlifting workout. 4 lifts, 5 sets of 5, and 5 pound increments of weight added each workout. It’s recommended in the beginning because you learn the lifts and your strength will increase a lot until you find your plateau max. Then you’ll hear about 7-5-3, 5-3-1, etc.

    Long story short, based on your disclosure you worked out, and grew. That means you were in caloric surplus. To lose weight you’d eat less (or better).

    The trick here: how fast your metabolism is determined by how much lean muscle you have. That’s why the frail old guy eats like a bird and he was able to eat like a glutton in his twenties. So, you ideally want to keep all that hard earned muscle and try to just lose the fat.

    I think you can guess where I’m going here: you just need to clean up the diet. The workout program can stay the same until you just have no energy left from dieting, because it’s there to keep as much muscle as possible. The rest will be what you eat, and how much of it.

    Personally, I’d sacrifice sugar and processed carbohydrates first. The very word means the carbon stores water. You’ll immediately lose water weight and see where you’re at.

    The rest of the way is pure discipline. You cannot run, spin, swim or lift your way out of a bad diet unfortunately. You need to cut the shit like corn syrup, sugar, starches because just a plain caloric deficit means you’ll just be “skinny fat” at the end. Your body will sacrifice the muscle to save the fat. You need to “eat clean” as they say.

    There’s all kinds of videos on how to “set up macros” and “go on a cut” online. I’d recommend finding an older guy’s video on that. Some 20 year old diaper shitter doesn’t know the first thing about life or diet.

    Hope that helps. If you’d like me to recommend a couple channels I’d be more than happy to.

  7. James Damore has sued Google for discrimination.

    In other news, Congressional Democrats shot themselves in the foot (figuratively).

    Over the course of the two-and-a-half year investigation, agents tried to buy firearms illegally on the “Surface Web” and the “Dark Web,” generally by sharing their status as “prohibited individuals” or trying to buy across state lines.

    But the GAO revealed that their 72 attempts outside of the dark web were all “unsuccessful.”

    Two and a half year operation, and they managed to buy a whole two guns across state lines (which is illegal) on the dark web (but they didn’t disclose they were prohibited possessors in either case).


  8. Thanks for the info JDPS. The main reason I asked is a trainer at the gym said I was doing too much power lifting. So I went back to the site, and it said I should keep with it. Just looking for another opinion. I’ll work harder on the diet aspect of it.

    If you’d like me to recommend a couple channels I’d be more than happy to.

    Yes please!!!

    Some 20 year old diaper shitter doesn’t know the first thing about life or diet.

    Full on lol on that one 🙂

  9. Don’t get me started on personal trainers. Especially in the big box gyms the last thing I’d do is take advice from some noodle arm twink with a man bun. I see those dipshits out in full force all the time with the resistance bands and balance balls injuring middle aged housewives. They’re certified in a weekend, if you can believe that, and given a pdf certificate to then turn around and essentially sell you steroids or a crash diet for the small amount of time you pay them. They know you’ll come to the conclusion quickly that you’re paying for bad workout advice from a shaved cuck and will cut them off for the beer money ASAP.

    Powerlifting is an excellent way to get stronger, look better, feel better, and lose weight at the same time. If you want to build smaller muscles add in accessory work like dumbbell and machines. If you want to lose weight, control your diet and add in a cardio day or two.


    I’d start with this guy. He’s in amazing shape for a 60 year old guy, and his channel is completely straight forward. He also offers all of his tools, diet and workout advice for free. It’s even his motto: healthy should be free.

    He has a website he plugs where you can set up a macro for yourself, a free diet plan, and free video tutorials on how to prepare the food.

    You’re on a slightly different course with your workout plan, so i’d take all of scooby’s diet advice and watch this guy’s channel for your workout program.


    Efferding isn’t called “the rhino” for nothing. This dude is 50 and whipping ass at powerlifting. You might even like some of his meals better. He comes from the old Arnold days of meat, and also offers meal examples on his channel.

    I also like his channel because he goes in depth on dieting, health, adjusting a workout plan over 40, injury, supplements, steroids, etc. The whole gamut.

    I’d add a couple more if you go through those guys channels. Just don’t let some stupid trainer try to derail you. If he told you that you were on the right track and just needed to diet a little better he’d never get a potential sucker. In addition 20 something’s have the metabolism to have full cheat days, are more apt to take steroids for results, go on unhealthy crash diets and generally don’t need to do blood panels yet.

    Those guys I linked can’t hide a thing. They have good advice and the results to prove it.

  10. So let me get this straight.

    A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children.

    In a ruling Tuesday evening, San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.

    Obama institutes DACA through an executive order, and is on record saying it was temporary, and that he technically didn’t have legal authority to do it, but did it anyway.

    Trump rescinds DACA through an executive order, and this Judge essentially said he didn’t have authority do that…the idiocy is beyond belief.

  11. There are many activist judges who use “empathy” rather than law to guide their rulings. From their worldview, and Alsup’s, all that matters is outcome.

    For now, we can trust SCOTUS to overturn these awful decisions. For now…

  12. https://charlieintel.com/2018/01/12/man-swatted-address-kanas-lead-death-innocent-man-charged-involuntary-manslaughter/

    Looks like that state of Kansas is going for the Hail Mary with burriss. As I said before (and still stick by) he can’t be charged for a crime he didn’t commit. Not being physically within 2000 miles of the murder will be tough for the prosecution to establish a connection.

    I don’t think the manslaughter charge will even stick, and all Kansas can do is throw the book at him for the false police report.

    My personal opinion is the defense is first going to make a mockery out of the jury selection and then inevitably turn the argument to the police response as the reason for the man’s death.

    As much as I hate swatters and wish pain on them, there’s no reason for this man to be dead from a prank call. Not one.

  13. Wait a minute, JDPS. How is Infinite Elgintensity not among your YouTube fitness recommendations? The man is a national treasure.


    Looks like that state of Kansas is going for the Hail Mary with burriss. As I said before (and still stick by) he can’t be charged for a crime he didn’t commit.

    I don’t think we have any lawyers in our dugout anymore. It’s times like this I miss dwex.

    But my own lack of qualifications aside, I’d say that Barriss’s case has some precedent in the Michele Carter’s involuntary manslaughter conviction.


    She wasn’t anywhere near the victim nor did she kill him, but her actions were sufficient to establish guilt for his death. Burriss’s only hope, from my point of view, is that his defense manages to get the YouTube interview supressed. If that happens, I think he has a chance of acquittal.

  14. I’ve been trying to find some expert opinions on this case, but nobody is discussing it. We’re too preoccupied with shitholes.

    Still, this story provides some info I found interesting. Particularly why Burriss wasn’t charged with felony murder:


    Sedgwick County district attorney Marc Bennett tells Glixel that the charges against Burriss were determined by Kansas state law which clearly delineates between felony murder and involuntary murder. Because the murder did not occur in the commission of a list of specific felonies, Burriss couldn’t be charged with murder. Because the two other charges are felonies, the murder falls under the felony manslaughter rule, which leads to the involuntary manslaughter charge.

    Also, Burriss is wanted in Canada for another swatting incident.


    One of the charges involves a maximum two year prison sentence.

    Regardless of what happens with the Kansas involuntary manslaughter charge, Burriss isn’t going to be walking free anytime soon.

  15. God damn it. Is his name “Burriss” or “Barriss”? There’s like a Mandela Effect thing going on with his name. Every time I look at a different story on this case, it’s spelled one way or the other.

  16. It’s interesting and I do believe Frey has the bonafides to accurately point out statute under California law. So, if anything we can consider this an expert opinion, and I’m glad that some proffesionals like himself speak more about this.

    I have only two issues with his summary: 1.) Kansas is not seeking a murder charge against burriss. Why would that be? According to Frey he’s admitted to murder by California law, and then says the statute is pretty boilerplate. Why leave murder off the table?

    2.) After digging through Frey’s writing about his own experiences, why was his case handled by the FBI, and burriss is going to be tried in Kansas by a hayseed district? I don’t think the jurisdiction makes sense yet.

    Maybe Frey is objecting a little of his own personal zeal to score a conviction from his personal experience and/or his junkyard dog aggressive prosecutorial hat? I kinda don’t know how much to take away from him.

  17. Maybe Frey is objecting a little of his own personal zeal to score a conviction from his personal experience and/or his junkyard dog aggressive prosecutorial hat?

    Could be. Mundane Matt made it clear that he couldn’t be objective on this topic either as a victim of swatting.

  18. It’s going to be hard. I think a lot of people that put this on their radar do so because of some personal experience with threats of this nature, or an actual swat call on them.

    To me, this biggest problems here are jurisdiction and the actual charges. The jurisdiction of this case screams problematic because we’re already dealing with an interstate crime by every definition. The charges seem like wishful thinking because , from all of my understanding, manslaughter would need some element of physical presence for a conviction score.

    Even if we take burriss naive admissions in interviews as what he can be held accountable for, there’s a third party involved that really needs to be a part of the charge to score the conviction. Burriss essentially would be a hitman, taking money to potentially have someone killed. In addition, even if burriss intended the mark to be killed, he did not intend for the victim to be killed and said so in those interviews. If intent is any part of this case there is none without the person who hired him.

    If we compare the manslaughter to other similarly charged cases, like dui’s with deadly injury, the argument is usually that the defendant knew or should have known that being that impaired while driving could kill someone and then argue that the vehicle is a deadly weapon in that scenario.

    What are those elements in a swat prank? Does a district attorney argue that if you call an emergency response into the police you do so knowing that the police are probably going to kill an innocent victim in response? Frey makes that point in his post, but I doubt in his capacity as a deputy DA he’d get the green light for that argument. Talk about massive liability for the state. That’s a civil litigator’s dream case in the making.

    I think the manslaughter charge is there to cover the police, because no matter how you argue this, at some point a defense attorney (or even the prosecutor) has to argue the a police response will be so negligent they’re a deadly weapon.

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