Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Guess It Wasn’t An Open-Carry Event…

… because there are no reports of “incidents” at last night’s big hoedown. “Gateway Pundit” Jim Hoft has a hard-earned reputation as The Dumbest Man on the Internet, a reputation he zealously upholds, and the level of free-floating paranoia among his little playmates must be somewhere in the stratosphere by this point…

While he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI, former national security advisor Michael Flynn will take his awards where he can get them—even if that means appearing alongside Pizzagate pushers and racist YouTubers…

Flynn is scheduled to appear Friday night, following a series of speeches on why “President Trump Is #Winning.” Flynn, whose contacts with Russian and Turkish officials have brought scrutiny on the Trump administration, is arguably not the best spokesperson for #Winning…

The outlet’s conference is shaping up to be just as conservative and conspiratorial. The three-day lineup includes Pizzagate pushers Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, conservative sting videomaker James O’Keefe, Turning Point USA talking heads Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk, and racist YouTuber Stefan Molyneux, who has been accused of luring followers into a “cult” that encouraged them to cut ties with their families—claims he denied when they first surfaced in 2008…

The Gateway Pundit conference will feature events with titles like “The Fraud of Transgenderism,” “Authentic Abstinence: It Works Every Time!!” and “Inconvenient Facts: How rising temperatures and increasing CO2 are benefiting the Earth and humanity.” Flynn’s award will be followed by a talk titled “They’re Back! The Ten Commandments as the Foundation of Law” and a showing of a Cernovich movie.

The event’s two other awards are the “Full-time Homemaker of the Year Award,” and the “Phyllis Schlafly Award for Excellence in Leadership,” which will go to Rep. Steve King, the anti-immigrant Iowa Republican who retweeted a white nationalist yesterday.

Perfect. You could add all these goobers’ IQ scores together and still not reach three digits.

74 replies
  1. 1
    Raoul says:

    “Authentic Abstinence” or, how I learned to reframe my inability to attract women.

    That Flynn worked in the WH house (and for Obama before that, ugh….) is just vile.

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    Jay says:

    One “convenient accident” and the US National IQ average would go up 5 points.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    Guys you do know people are dying in North Carolina right now right? I know I am on the other side of the pond but I follow the news. I Love this blog but can we focus on what is happening right now. Whole towns are being destroyed. Perspective people. Jees.

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    Calouste says:

    Sounds like “Authentic Abstinence” is the new term for being so much of an asshole that women can smell it from a mile away.

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    NotMax says:

    Warning for those who don’t know (as I received this mailing today, thought it worth mention) –

    If an envelope show up which has a prepaid postcard inside addressed to Senior Supplemental Referral Service in Boise, Idaho, TOSS IT.

    It’s a scam.

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    OT: Tonight, me and a friend or two will be breaking in the new Minecraft server. If you comment your username, I can whitelist you. It is at for now, though eventually that will point to a subdomain here. More formal announcement some other day.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Calouste: Sounds a lot like the ‘involuntarily celibate’ aka ‘incel ‘ people.

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    Calouste says:

    @dmsilev: incels aren’t ‘involuntarily celibate’. Being an asshole is really voluntary.

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    debit says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I know you’re hurting, but you’re basically shaming this entire community of good people for not reacting in the way YOU think is appropriate. We are all sad and upset, but we can’t control what’s happening or stop it or make it better.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I’m sure part of Flynn’s deal with Mueller precludes this, but I still think he should be recalled to active duty, stand before a court martial, be stripped of rank and pension and dismissed for the good of the service.

    He’s treasonous scum. He needs to feel pain.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: People are also dying in Syria, and in Yemen, and Venezuela is rapidly becoming a basket case as everyone who can, flees. There is tragedy in many places, not just North Carolina. But right now it’s 11:35 pm, and I’m getting in a few minutes of blog time to unwind before going to bed. What should I do instead?

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    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    Tentaively willing to give it a go. However,
    (a) Know nothing about the gameplay or interface; total virgin
    (b) May peel off very early as the graphics, at least as seen in videos, trigger something that brings on a headache.

    Is there something one needs to download and install first? If so, is there a cost?


    It’s hardly been ignored within the comments sections. Not completely obsessing about it to the exclusion of anything else is not the same as dismissing it.

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    The Midnight Lurker says:

    The picture is perfect though. “Put your hands up, General!”

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    EBT says:

    You are wrong if you think anyone on the internet is dumber than Miles Ian Cheong

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    @NotMax: yes, you’d need Minecraft, which is about $25.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @EBT: Jim Hoft?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: Yes, but we’ve been agonizing over it for days now, and noting Donald’s total lack of concern.

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    khead says:

    Too lazy to go looking through the last thread or two….

    But have you met Mr. Simmons and his kitten yet? Good story. Coolest cat ever.

    On a related note, I have NO idea how we would get all of our kittehs out in a disaster. We have 2 cages, a carrier, and 8 cats. That math doesn’t really add up and I’m not taking them out on my head like Mr. Simmons.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @debit: Also, too, Luzon is getting hammered as well.

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    At least some of them acknowledge that the temperatures and carbon dioxide levels are rising. Progress, I guess?

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    Ken says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: Do you need help with finding a relief organization for your donation? I used the list from in another comment on one of yesterday’s posts.

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    Ken says:

    @Calouste: Maybe “authentic abstinence” is one of those yogic techniques to keep your precious bodily fluids pure?

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    EBT says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Miles used to write for Milo under the title Incel Corner, was the last person to stop writing for Milo despite the checks never starting; and it really only goes down from there.

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    debit says:

    @EBT: Uncalled for and shitty. You can apologize.

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    ljt says:

    @EBT: You are an ass. Litlebritdifrnt is mourning the complete devastation and loss of her former home and the houses of dear friends. This is personal for her. Fuck you.

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    EBT says:

    @ljt: Talking to a born and bred NC native who spent the first 38 years of her life there I really don’t give half a fuck what you got to say a out it

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    Mike in NC says:

    @EBT: Really uncalled for.

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    EBT says:

    @EBT: 28, obviously.

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    JGabriel says:

    Radley Balko via Anne Laurie @ Top:

    While he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI, former national security advisor Michael Flynn will take his awards where he can get them—even if that means appearing alongside Pizzagate pushers and racist YouTubers…

    I’m thinking that the judge and prosecutors might think Flynn isn’t showing proper remorse at his sentencing. I mean, it’s kind of hard to convince people you’re remorseful over your crimes for the Trump administration when you go partying with people who think Mueller’s investigation is a deep state conspiracy.

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    Anotherlurker says:

    @EBT: That really was a shitty thing to say.

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    Ruckus says:

    You are 3000 miles away.
    So are many of us.
    Some of us live/lived in the storm area and may have damage.
    We couldn’t be of much or any use if we showed up to help, we’d most likely just be another mouth to feed. So will money help? Not all that much with the current situation, but it probably will when the maladministration fucks up the recovery.
    Nature is stronger than all of us combined, it is going to do whatever it wants and we try to live through it and recover as best as we can. I got in a vehicle accident that should have killed me because of the 1994 Northridge earthquake and between the quake damage and my accident, I lost my business. And into six figures of dollars. Should people from NC have come to help me? I didn’t think so then and I don’t think we can to that now.
    I am very sorry that people you know are in trouble, but life can be terrible like that. I’m not trying to be smug, smart ass or to make you even madder or sadder but really what can we do? What do you expect from us?

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    NotMax says:

    Noted that Fitzcarraldo is available on Amazon Prime. Mentioned for those who may never have seen it. Harrowing, astounding, bothersome and fascinating all in one. Like most Werner Herzog films, sprinkled with flaws which serve to throw the genius of the cinematic achievement into sharp relief.

    And for those who haven’t seen it and choose to do so, keep in mind it was filmed without benefit of CGI.

    Unfortunately, Burden of Dreams, a “making of” documentary about the filming of Fitzcarraldo, while also on Amazon, is not free. Shame as it is well worth watching, a rare case of a making of documentary being in many ways a better movie than the recognized as great film it depicts.

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    EBT says:

    @Anotherlurker: No I am just more efficent. Right below you rucus spent 500 words to the same effect.

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    Ruckus says:

    That should get you banned.
    Some would say permanently.

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    Ruckus says:

    Do not include me in your fucking bullshit.

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    EBT says:

    @EBT: I mean really, someone well off enough to flee the country complaining about a house. Really a goddamned building. Probably a Boomer too.

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    NotMax says:

    @ Major Major Major Major

    Gotta think long and hard about it in that case. An additional $25 is a Major Expense on the very limited fixed budget at this time; still far from financially recovered from the expenses of the NY trip.

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    JGabriel says:


    Guys you do know people are dying in North Carolina right now right?

    There’s not much most of us can do for them at the moment. There’s probably another foot to foot and a half of rain left to drop on NC/SC before cleanup can even begin. In the meantime, local emergency responders can help rescue people caught in the floods, but all the rest of us can do is hope and/or pray for them. The world is still moving forward elsewhere, and there’s not much point in refraining from commenting on other current events.

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    EBT says:

    @Ruckus: Well at least you are learning to get to the point now.

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    debit says:

    @EBT: You obviously missed the comments where she’s upset about and concerned for her friend who right now is still there in the middle of the storm. Like I said, you can apologize.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I missed the comments about your friends too. You have my sympathies. I hope they come out of this safe and sound.

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    EBT says:

    @debit: I am torn between three points.
    1: my own family and friends are there
    2: The irony of a well off Brit demanding their own way regardless of how everyone else feels is not lost on me when the sum total of the world’s problems lies on their feet
    3: my third point may be too brusque for your delicate Boomer feefees.

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    debit says:

    You’re amazing that you know so much about me based on our limited actions here on this blog. I confess that I don’t know anything about you at all, except that you seem to think Boomer is a pejorative, that I am one, and that you appear to be an utter shit stain of a person.

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    Ruckus says:

    I’m going away for a while now, just not in the mood for asshole.

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    Avalune says:

    @major major major major (so many majors) My username is Avalune. Which version are you setting up for the server? I’d love to give it a go.

    I have friends and family in the Carolinas, as well as a house with an already battered roof. I’m watching the storm and hoping people are okay. I don’t think that because we’re kind of talking about more than one subject it means people don’t care.

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    PenAndKey says:

    @Major Major Major Major: @Major Major Major Major: I’m game to give it a go. The name’s PhoenixRemnant. Any ground rules on the server we should know?

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    The Thin Black Duke says:

    @EBT: Goodbye, asshole.

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    PenAndKey says:

    Seriously, I may have been a long time lurker for years but even I know that your comment’s uncalled for EBT.

    No, to hell with that. Your comment is so far over the line of acceptable that if I had front-pager rights I’d nuke your IP access to the site completely. The Pie filter isn’t enough for you.

  53. 53
    PenAndKey says:


    Yo have friends and family being effected. And you’re attacking someone trying to draw attention to the situation? Seriously, back off before one of the front pagers bans you for being a spitefull, viscous little troll. Log off for the night and come back when you’ve calmed down. Attacking people who actually care accomplishes nothing, but there’s nothing we can do about it right now.

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    debit says:

    @EBT: I’m also going to put it out there that Litlebritdifrnt is a long time, active member in this community and has earned a fuckton of social capitol. I don’t recall YOU at all, other than your over the top wanna be edge lord comments tonight.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Litlebritdfrnt deserves better from you than belligerent rudeness.

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    @Avalune: you have also been added. 1.13

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    Amir Khalid says:

    The Girl has been safely (if untidily) restrung. Someday I’d like meet the Fender product manager for the Squier Affinity line and ask what in the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s name possessed them not to use traditional Telecaster through-the-body stringing in this one guitar. With traditional Teles, you poke the string through its hole in the back of the guitar and it comes out the other side already through the saddle. With Affinity Teles, you must thread a 0.009″ diameter wire through a tiny hole in the back of the bridge and then up through the saddle, without being able to guide the string into the saddle. It is a finicky and frustrating job that makes restringing take much longer than it needs to. Harrumph.

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    worn says:

    @Amir Khalid: Put a slight kink/bend in the end of the string, about a half inch from the end. That will allow you to angle it up and through much easier. I too have an Affinity Tele; you pay more for the string thru models, unfortunately.

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    worn says:

    By up and through I mean, they don’t want to jam into the back of the saddles, if you keep the bend ‘up’.

    But mostly just an ETA to also tell EBT to go a bag of…

    Well the good folks here know.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @EBT: Oh, fuck you with that blame the Boomer bullshit.


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    Amir Khalid says:

    I learned to do that from a YouTube video. Even then it’s still finicky and frustrating. The Standard doesn’t cost that much more, but Fender doesn’t make it in butterscotch blonde or a nice plain solid colour. For butterscotch blonde you have to get the Classic Vibe, which costs twice as much as the Affinity and comes with a sop to the old-school fetishists: the idiotic two-strings-to-a-saddle bridge, because of course players want guitars that are impossible to intonate properly. Grump.

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    Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism says:

    @EBT: Well, that explains it.

    Folks, a lot of native Carolinians are very shitty to people who move in from elsewhere. North Carolina is basically a giant fucking insular small town. Some people here are at least gracious enough to wait until they’re in private to spit on your name.

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    Aleta says:

    @Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism: If the NC part is even true: The abusiveness calls everything they said into question. May be just a shabby troll who was attracted by the gaming thread.

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    Aleta says:

    @Aleta: EB is not a brand new commenter though.

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    Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism says:

    @Aleta: The NC part is believable, anyway. I’ve run into too many people just like that over the past 30-odd years.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Aleta: He’s been a shitty troll-like creature before now.

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    Zinsky says:

    Good God these people are gullible! A seminar about “How increased CO2 is beneficial”? Really? I’m surprised they are not offering a seminar on the benefits of drinking arsenic. Sad.

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    Apocalipstick says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: @Amir Khalid: Ah, but that was how it was done by the sainted Leo, his name be praised.

    Fundamentalists are fundamentalist.

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    chopper says:


    ironic to say this since we’re talking about a flooding storm, but why don’t you go DIAF?

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    What Have The Romans Ever Done for Us? says:

    Funny how the 10 commandments enthusiasts seem to treat #8 (Thou shalt not bear false witness) as null and void. I mean the irony of the pizzagate guy at a gathering that supports the 10 commandments is off the charts.

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    RepubAnon says:

    @Raoul: Funny how the “incel” (involuntarily celibate) boys attend conferences that praises abstinence. It’s right up there with the point raised above regarding professional liars like the PizzaGate guy attending a conference based on the 10 Commandments – I guess God was kidding about that whole “thou shalt not bear false witness” thing. (Of course, it reads “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” – so I guess it’s OK to lie about the folks across the street…

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    fourmorewars says:

    Somewhere JFK and Thomas J. are having a chuckle over that tweet.

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