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So Basically FBI Director James Comey Just Trolled The Entire Country? (Fuck This Election, Man)

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I’m trying (and failing) to think of a good and succinct analogy for what the FBI has done this month. Which is, of course, announce two weeks before the election that they were reopening their investigation into a non-issue (Clinton’s emails — a clear and blatant political McGuffin). Which, of course, could potentially have a significant effect on the election. And then, two days before the election, make another announcement basically saying “Eh, nevermind. We good.

Ultimately, it was the equivalent of your landlord calling you hysterically at 3am to say “Remember that gas leak I told you not to worry about?” And then you jump out of bed frantic, worried your house is going to explode. And then he sends another text 17 minutes later saying “Yeah…still don’t worry about it. Everything is cool.” And now, since you’re up, you decide to check apartment listings on Zillow and Craigslist anyway. Because while your place is safe, your landlord probably isn’t going to want to rent to you anymore after you shank him.

This is what I want to do to this year’s election. I want to shank it. I want to make a shank out of a shoelace or a spork or a piece of jasmin rice or a fucking vat of human earwax, I want that shank to grow sharp and rusty, and I want to slide up next to Election 2016 while its waiting in line at Chipotle, shank it in its spleen, and moonwalk away. I want Election 2016 to get immediate amoebic dysentery and die right there in line, underneath the too-watery guacamole and the beef no one ever orders.

Fuck this election, man. See you Tuesday.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Jarret Luter

    ….. Yep.

  • They are trolling everybody… I’m over them all.

    • Tambra

      Hey hunny boo, how you today? * blows kiss*

      • Hi sis!!!! I’m here… got a lot on my mind. I need to write but I’m not home.

        • Tambra

          Write it out boo, jot notes if you can.

      • How are you??

        • Tambra

          Girl I am good. Had a day out today, and that was needed, now I am sleepy.

  • L8Comer

    Apparently they and the secret service hate Hillary. At this point, we’re lucky they bothered to look through everything before the election. She’s going to have a hard time in the white house (if she wins) ;/

    • Tambra

      Excuse to clean house.

    • rick

      So you think they just made this $h1t up? I think Comey’s too much of a puzi or got paid to STFU!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max-9S8Ili0

      • TheUnsungStoryteller

        Who are we going to vote for then? What is their solution? I think we just need to put pressure on her.

        • I’ve heard a lot of people suggest just that. That’s why I said before that Hillary’s support is a mile wide and an inch deep. She has a narrow lane to work in before actively pissing someone off.

        • rick

          When Donald Trump opened his club in Palm Beach called Mar-a-Lago, he insisted on accepting Jews and blacks even though other clubs in Palm Beach to this day discriminate against blacks and Jews.

          http://truthfeed.com/trump-insisted-on-including-jews-and-blacks-at-palm-beach-golf-course-in-1990s-when-others-didnt/10528/

          • Les Wilkerson

            So the fact that he learned from the first law suit makes him MLK??!!

            • rick

              The law suit in the 1970’s that wasn’t against him? It was against a property management company that named him as an owner of one of the properties? The one that he had nothing to do with?

              You mean that one?

              Now go look up the 1986 Ellis Island Award he received with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali……..

        • Stop feeding the trolls.

          • TheUnsungStoryteller

            Man….I got to get better at falling for the bait. My excuse: I’m new.

            • L8Comer

              No excuses necessary. You ARE new *scowls @heaventtravels:disqus man*. You’ll be able to spot them easily in time.

              • rick

                That’s OK, this is America…..for now……you can ignore the truth if you’re afraid to face it.
                The rest of us are busy fighting for ALL OUR FREEDOMS!

                • Tahtahme

                  Not saying Clinton is a good person, but I am gonna say you are one naive motherfuck if you think Trump has poor, black people in mind this presidency…

                  • rick

                    That would be “motherfuckER.”

                    AND I understand his economics, you don’t think his doing away with common core will help low income people? IT WILL.

                    What about school choice? Do you understand how huge this is?

                    When Trump imposes a 35% tax on businesses in other countries that they can’t pay and they have to move their factories back to America where do you think they’ll go?

                    INNER CITIES CREATING BETTER JOBS!

                  • Junegirl627

                    Troll don’t feel them they just multiply

              • Blueberry01

                The all bold writing immediately got me.

                I could have sworn he was the “Google is paying $97/hour” poster…

              • ::looks down sheepishly::

                Please excuse my directness, @theunsungstoryteller.

            • Please excuse the directness of my previous post to you. I want you to feel welcome here!

              • TheUnsungStoryteller

                It’s all good in the ‘hood! No problems here.

            • NonyaB?

              Welcome n shid! *Passes you a Jollof n Remy lunchbox* Just hit flag/report AND block buttons to keep your screen clear of trollsome dirt.

              • TheUnsungStoryteller

                Heeeyyyy girl heeyy!!! Thanks for the tip!

          • rick

            Right…..”I’m” the troll posting FACTS and has 1/4 million approvals…..
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a564ffea0e5e5bf92c95766bcf8039048deb79706c9ec33fbd1b5f336bcbd399.jpg
            You’re the “scholar” posting BS

          • Blueberry01

            Exactly.

        • Yvonnejfritz3

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !hm86c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !hm86c:
          ??
          ??;?? http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash376DigitalBagGetPay$97Hour ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????::::::!hm86c:….,….

      • rick

        How many people here ever lied to a judge…….got caught……and got let off?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z8pnk2rvYo
        When there’s one set of rules for us and NO rules for the rich then there’s no laws!

    • Les Wilkerson

      Just like Bill!

  • HoobaStankyLeg

    Wait, I saw this come across my timeline and thought: Oh no, why is there an article on Sunday? That’s bad business. And then I forgot that it is still 2016 and 2016 is a yackabooty a s s individual. Some people blame Obama and the Liberals or whomever. But I gave y’all a full rundown on who 2016 was when Ali passed away. This election is nothing more than 2016’s b a s t a r d child. As for the FBI’s little Hail Mary? It was trash. But what else did we really expect from the year of the Yuckabooty?

    • King Beauregard

      Didja manage to get any sleep? Am hoping you’re okay.

      • HoobaStankyLeg

        Yes! I did! And I feel soooooooooooo much better. Thank you for asking.

      • HoobaStankyLeg

        Hey, Your Majesty. I immediately fell back to sleep after our last conversation… Now it seems like I can’t stay awake. LOL however, I did get the house ‘mouse proofed’ in the few hours I was awake today. Small victories, Friend. Small victories.

        • King Beauregard

          I think what we have learned is, talking to me is such a boring experience that it puts people to sleep. Glad to help!

          I thought you had cats? Not that mine are all that great on the rodent front either. Every now and again they discover a mouse and it is a matter of Great Interest, but there’s a lot more watching and a lot less de-rodenting than I would like.

          (Best cat I ever had — whom I honor in my screen name as he was King Of All Cats — was good with the mice. And oh the presents he left me. One time he left a mouse’s head on the pillow next to me; it was like “The Godfather”.)

          • HoobaStankyLeg

            O.M.F.F.G!!!! I would cuss one of mine out if they ever left me a ‘gift’!!! I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my dog (Prince) this year.He was 13 years old, but mine nevertheless. I still wake up expecting to see his mean a s s. Miss that guy. But yes. I have 4 cats, 2 dogs and 5 Beta Fish. LMAO!!! No, you do not put me to sleep, this has been happening for YEARS. Thank Goodness I was smart enough to move back home before I left Kimbo to her own devices… After Bo came Uriah. After Uriah, came Mayhem. After Mayhem, came Aundre. After Aundre came El Debark. My mom LOVES animals and simply cannot say ‘No’. But it’s nice to have my mom to take care of them whether I have the energy or not. I would never tell her, but she has been a life saver. Even though I only had 1 cat when I moved in with her.

            • King Beauregard

              I don’t mind admitting that I like animals better than people, if for no other reason than, they don’t pull the crap that annoys me in people. At this moment I have fresh bloody wounds on my thigh from a cat who sees me as furniture to climb on, but I know he’s just a dumb cat doing his best.

              You name your beasts well!

              • HoobaStankyLeg

                Thank you! My girl (cats) are all named after UFC fighters. When I adopted Kimbo, she walked in and head-butted my leg so hard I almost fell. ? She was also weaned too early and VERY feral. Nobody wanted her. She was the only kitten left. So, I had to ‘mama cat’ her in the beginning… Fast forward to last week when all 3 of the girls went to get their shots and the vets asked me how I get them to all get along so well? The reality is I didn’t do anything. I just gave them a happy home with plenty of space and a place for each of them to call their own. They love each other. They take care of each other. El joined us recently because his human passed away. My Grandma called my Mom to come get him and take him to the shelter. But when she brought him here, all the cats gathered around him and started grooming him. It’s like they knew he was mourning. We’d also just lost our dog Prince to a heart attack. So, El never made it to the shelter.

                I agree with you on people. We are an exhausting species to say the least. What’s the name of the royal kitty if you don’t mind me asking?

                • King Beauregard

                  His name was Beauregard — so named because I wanted him to fit in with any social stratum, from the poorest backwoods to old money. He died nearly six years ago but I can’t bring myself to not use him as a screen name, it’s still a tiny finger-hold of denial and I refuse to let go.

                  Damn good cat. I was at the vet’s the other week to pick up some Mycodex flea spray and one of the receptionists spontaneously mentioned Beau and how awesome he was.

                  Yeah, people say cats can’t get along, but it’s funny how cats will do fine provided they’re in an environment where they know they’re safe and resources are plentiful. I say it starts from the top, with the human or humans at the top of the chain. If the people are a calming presence then the cats are likely to be calm too.

                  • HoobaStankyLeg

                    Yes!!! When you mentioned your cats name was your namesake, I wasn’t sure if it was King or Beauregard. You and I have one thing in common. We both have/had a Beau (Or Bo) in our lives. It’s funny you mention it starting from the top. Mayhem loved Xian (Beta Fish) She’d visit him every morning. She loved him and he loved her. Xian was 8 years old and ended up passing. Mayhem fell out! She lost her mind. That’s why we have so many Beta’s. My mom, trying to mend Mayhem’s broken heart, went out and bought 3 Beta’s. Mayhem has recovered. But that little fish brought her so much joy. My fish taught my cats. My cats taught my dogs. My dogs teach me. Circle of life and whatnot.

                    • King Beauregard

                      I have to love that your cat had a Platonic relationship with a fish. Not many people can say that.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      Lol. My childhood cat would have murdered a fish. She was also bat s h i t crazy though, so there’s that. She’d walk me to school every morning and be at the bus stop when I got out in the afternoon. When she had her first litter, she would bring home birds and snakes to feed them. She was a trip. I miss her all the time.

                      I just re-read my last couple of posts and there were quite a few typos. My apologies. I will probably be drunk until Nov. 9th.

                    • King Beauregard

                      Take a shot or two for me. :-) I have been saying for a very long time that I don’t think Trump can win, just by virtue of, there are hard limits to the support he can expect. If this were just about white voters then I’d be worried, but fortunately blacks and Latinos are voting too, and apparently in YUGE numbers. It won’t be white guys like me who save the country, it will be blacks, women, Latinos, and every other group smart enough to realize that Trump means real harm.

                      Trump is the only politician who has made me think “Second Amendment remedies” could be called for, but I’ve never shot a gun in my life so I wouldn’t be the one to do it. Nevertheless, if I saw President-Elect Trump crossing the street and I had the choice to plow into him …

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      The insane part of me being drunk at this hour is me simply trying to sleep. I guess me drinking 2 days in a row will not suffice… (Metabolism being exceptional and whatnot). It would surprise me to no end if he wins, simply because I know us. We don’t really let BS get too big without shutting it down. I cannot speak for any another ethnicity. All I can do is hope that their ancestors are as buck as mine. Because if that’s the case, you have nothing to worry about.

                  • HoobaStankyLeg

                    Also, Aundre is the first boy cat I’ve ever had in my life. He. Is. Everything! He is the most easygoing, laid back kitty ever. I recently had to give him a bath. I thought, like most cats he would freak out, instead, he luxuriated in that water. Turns out he loves water. Who’da thunk it?! I love him in entirety. My mother and I often wonder how he ended up for adoption. He is so kind and much like Uriah, loves kids. I don’t mean to get all cat lady on you, but he amazes me every day.

                    • King Beauregard

                      Oh the Beauregard stories I am trying very hard not to bombard you with, like the time he hunted me a loaf of bread not long after I got him. I can only guess he realized I eat bread, so he went into the kitchen, grabbed a loaf of bread by the “neck”, dragged it into the bedroom, and put it on my pillow.

                      Boy cats are just fine, their reputation is unearned. Out of curiosity, does Aundre look like the cat in this video? An informal survey of crazy cat people reveals that cats of this make and model tend to be exceptional. When they’ve got some white fur it doesn’t hold up as strongly, but if it’s brown mackerel tabby all over, it’s going to be quite a cat. (Guess what my Beau looked like, go ahead, guess.)

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynvewVe21Y

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      Unfortunately, no. Aundre is a Tuxedo Gawd. But guess which kitty resembles the one in the video… No need, It’s Kimbo. Bo if you’re family, and Kimmy if you want a death stare that will stop your heart. LOL. Feel free to share as much cat stuff with me as you deem fit. Swear, this is Mayhem and Xian. Nobody actually believes it though until they see it.

                    • King Beauregard

                      Two quick Beau Tales:

                      – When he wanted to get my attention while I was sleeping, one of his tricks was to knock the phone off the cradle, push the number buttons, and then stare me like “have I got your attention yet?” How did he even figure that out? The mind wobbles.

                      – He enjoyed watching TV; would even grab a mouthful of food from the kitchen, spit it out on the living room carpet, and snack on it while watching TV.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      I love him! He has the type of personality that would definitely fly around here! Question: Did he drink from the water bowl as though he were stimulating milk? Or did he have an obsession with toilet water? Also: Was he a hoarder? I ask the crucial questions if you couldn’t tell.

                    • King Beauregard

                      … I didn’t get Beau as a kitten. The story seems to be, he was owned by some college kids in Columbus, who basically abandoned him and left him out on the street. So I don’t know much about his first two years of life except that it probably involved some neglect and mistreatment.

                      I mention this because Beau used to drink out of the toilet, but any time I caught him doing so, he’d bolt out of the bathroom like he was about to get a beating. In every other regard he was a sociable trusting cat, but that of all things scared him. I can only imagine what happened to him.

                      Now if you’ll excuse me I don’t think I’m going to be good for anything for like an hour.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      No worries Friend. After reading that it is understandable why. I’m sorry to hear that. ?

                      If it makes you feel any better my Bo tries to drink from the toilet whenever possible. She was 8 weeks when I adopted her and she has lived in the lap of luxury since I’ve adopted her. But it turns out, she’s just ratchet.

                    • King Beauregard

                      I still want to find the college kids in question, and I’m not sure whether I’d thank them for kind-of taking care of Beau so he survived, or would I beat the crap out of them in uncomprehending rage for not showing him the care he deserved.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      Ok. So that’s 2 things we have in common. Uriah and Aundre are both the one’s with whom’s previous owners I’d like to meet. Kimbo and Mayhem, we got when they were kittens. But Uriah and Aundre were both adopted as adult kitties… Both are the most loving, tolerant cats… Sometimes we foster, yet and still. How could you let them go? My nephew just got dropped off and sure as shoot, Uriah, Aundre and El all went outside to greet him. They love that little guy. If they are that good with a now 5 year old, can you imagine the magic that would have conjured with an adult?

                    • King Beauregard

                      I will like to hope that the previous owners loved them but couldn’t keep them for some reason, like they had to move and couldn’t find a place that took cats. That’s the best case scenario. Still, it would be satisfying to know for sure whether or not the previous owners were monsters.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      Same. I’ve often thought: But why? I assumed that both Uriah and Aundre were raised by men. I don’t know why, but it would surprise me, if upon meeting their previous humans, they’d be women. Does that make sense to you or am I unforgiveably wasted?

                    • King Beauregard

                      I could see it, but even women have to give up cats sometimes. Two of my current clowder were inherited from the girlfriend’s mom when she lost her apartment and had to move in with her sister.

                    • HoobaStankyLeg

                      I get what you’re saying. I say they were raised by men because of their laid back demeanor. Much like men in my family, they take care of all of the ‘offspring’ whether they belong to them or not. I thought maybe they were owned by women, but unless pregnant and just didn’t know any better these two are the best type of pet to have if you ever have a child. Honestly? I wouldn’t know whether or not to punch the previous owner in the face for giving them up, or kiss them in the mouth for blessing with me my currant line up… You know what? I would go with the latter simply for allowing their previous animals to grace my household with the presence that it my current family.

  • NonyaB?

    Yeah, Comey successfully redefined bishmade+poisonous behaviour with his shenanigans. Wishing y’all safe recovery through Tuesday.

    • That isn’t surprising though. The FBI (like a few other positions) are appointed in a way that the same president that hired them generally can’t fire them unless for serious cause. This is par for the course.

      • NonyaB?

        But Obama could have easily appointed a Democrat instead. He probably figured why not this guy as the FBI is politically impartial anyway but Comey has proven the lie in that.

  • King Beauregard

    It’s time to start asking ourselves as a nation, what do we even need law enforcement in its current form for? Obviously we need some form of law enforcement, but what we’ve got is like chemotherapy to cure a cold. Various thoughts:

    1) My latest little crusade is trying to get the word out on this, to every organization that might know what to do with it:

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/02/lead-exposure-gasoline-crime-increase-children-health

    Turns out the crime rates that up and up and up until the 1990s, and then mysteriously went down and stayed down, probably had everything to do with hotboxing leaded gas emissions. The crime rates that traumatized the nation into feeling we need tougher cops and tougher sentencing, are down PERMANENTLY, and it had nothing to do with militarized police. Militarization has not only been harmful, it hasn’t done any good.

    2) Much has been written of Richmond CA and its police chief Chris Magnus, formerly of Fargo ND. Chief Magnus eliminated the force’s culture of corruption by massive firings, on the grounds that it’s easier to change your staff than it is to change your culture.

    https://psmag.com/the-white-cop-who-embraced-blacklivesmatter-and-saved-richmond-5cf180cbdf19#.ukwy9ymu7

    3) That thing I just said about firing local cops, the same could apply to the FBI. Even if it they didn’t lay heavily (enough) into the firings, just moving people around would have the effect of disrupting “informal” patterns that have become business as usual.

  • PriceIsRightHorns
    • Tambra
    • LMNOP

      $66 greens?!? Lmao and I thought I was wasting money spending $3 on the pre-cut greens.

      Wtf is in $66 greens??? You could buy A LOT of food for that much money.

      • MisTeaBlue

        & its the size of a lean cuisine or banquet meal. Don’t forget the $80 baked beans to go with it!

        • LMNOP

          I am going to set up a little home cooked meals business outside of one of these stores. For the reasonable price of $88 a plate.

        • Tambra

          You think the people buying it want to look as if they actually eat?

      • PriceIsRightHorns

        $66 +15.50 for shipping. And folks bought it.

        • LMNOP

          I didn’t even know you could mail order produce. You can buy greens at every grocery store in America, how and why is this a thing???

          So funny though…

          • PriceIsRightHorns

            I said on another VSB post that moms can feed the whole family a whole meal for $27.36. I’m tempted to grow my backyard full of collard, turnips and mustards and fight the rabbits in protest of this foolishness.

            • Or kill them. I love a good rabbit stew.

              • Kas

                Rabbit taste just like chicken. The parts just look weird.

              • PriceIsRightHorns

                Lol. We are resourceful.

        • White folks bought it..

          • PriceIsRightHorns

            All day long and twice on Sundays.

          • The White man’s money is no greener though. They sure enough came up off that paper!

      • Negro Libre

        I’ve been reading up on brand advertising/marketing, and yeah, branding is so powerful, that it can make you pay 22x the price for a product, just because, you get to feel, status. But then again, that’s the whole point for Neiman Marucs existence, isn’t it.

    • Negro Libre
      • PriceIsRightHorns

        Clearly, LOL.

      • Kas

        Signed Congo Dandy

    • LMNOP

      Seriously, I am so sick of my job, I want to start a little business. You think if I bought a 20 lb bag of rice I could package it up nice in teeny little packs, call them “Neiman Marcus Rice” and sell them for $57?

      • Tambra

        You may be sued for the Neiman Marcus part of it, just change it to a Neeman or something like that.

        • LMNOP

          Or some made up fancy name. Westman Brooks, that sounds expensive.

          • Tambra

            Yeah that can work.

          • LMNOP

            Westman Brooks Epicurean Essentials.

            • brothaskeeper

              Cumberbatch Gardens.

            • LMNOP

              The ads will say “for the refined palate, that doesn’t settle for any old Neiman Marcus product” and then I’ll charge even more lol, $126 greens.

              And with all the money I make from this ridiculous endeavor I will start a large organization that is basically a shadow government dedicated to systematically tearing down white supremacy. Hahaha! AND I will get my kid a puppy.

              • Kas

                Puppy first

                • LMNOP

                  Are you just trying to vicariously spoil other people’s daughters?

                  • Kas

                    Pretty much.

      • PriceIsRightHorns

        Yup. You should kick that off. I’m going to start selling unicorns.

      • NonyaB?

        Why not? Give it a hot new name (you don’t want NM lawyers on that azz), craft a compelling story (people often buy stories, not products) and grind that marketing to get the word out. See my comments below about random dude who started selling “organic” greens without a farm, just growing a bit in planter boxes, for something ridiculous like $30 per pound.

    • brothaskeeper
      • PriceIsRightHorns

        That sums it up perfectly.

    • NonyaB?

      Oh yeah, posted about it ~2 days ago. When I first saw it, they also featured/suggested $84 baked beans(!) on the same page and $500 Turkey dinner close by. Then shortly after, it got updated as sold out.

      • PriceIsRightHorns

        I remember your post and responded to it like HAYELL no! I’m surprised (although I shouldn’t be) that folks actually paid this much for greens.

        • NonyaB?

          As I think back to one random dude who blogged on growing and selling “organic” lettuce for something ridiculous like $30 per pound, no wonder NM can be bold enough sell theirs for $66/plate.

          • PriceIsRightHorns

            $30 on some lettuce? Nah. Iceburg Jim and Neiman’s can have all of the seats.

            • LMNOP

              For the low, low price of $78 a seat

            • NonyaB?

              On the other hand, if you’re into plants, you can consider adding greens because that “organic” label is lucrative AF. Dude didn’t have a farm, just growing a bit in planter boxes but at that price rate, he’s probably made enough by now to buy a farm!

          • Negro Libre

            “Organic” is such a scam lmao.

            The only way to truly be organic and make organic food is to own your own farm. Much of what is organic is, sorry to say, “branding!”

            Branding = Identity + Status.

            Organic = “I care about the environment and my health” + “I’m superior to those peasants who eat junk.”

            Whole Foods and Neiman are charging prices are solely based on the status part, “How much are you willing to pay to feel like you’re better than others.”

            • LMNOP

              I mean all carbon-based vegetables can be accurately described as organic.

              • Negro Libre

                It also true that this is exploiting upper middle class people, and maybe the nouveau rich.

                If you’re truly rich, you don’t buy groceries.

            • Tambra

              You mean using methods which you previously turned up your noses at because they are third world and inefficient?

              • That would be correct!

            • Hugh Akston

              lol that’s why i laugh at Americans that go crazy over “organic” lol its all about branding

              especially when you actually had natural foods…rather than labels that say “natural”

              • kingpinenut

                Rattlesnake poison is organic…

                natural do not mean good for you all the damb time

              • Negro Libre

                Yeah, I remember a couple years ago looking to invest in businesses based on owning mini-farms, or indoor farms, and you could tell the demand wasn’t that high. It was then I realized, that doing the actual work of organic farming wasn’t the point, it was the feeling of superiority that was. Perhaps the whole foodie movement is just the social media exposure of this kind of thinking.

            • PriceIsRightHorns

              “The only way to truly be organic and make organic food is to own your own farm.”

              This gospel truth right here.

            • NonyaB?

              Biggest issue with organic is non-verification: No way to tell if the produce you see at the store actually is and so many vendors have been caught lying about it. All na wash.

              • Kas

                Some of what qualifies as organic is no better than the non-organic stuff as well. My wife has semi-bought into it, and it is a battle I have decided not to fight.

                • LMNOP

                  Wise choice.

                  • Kas

                    10 years this coming April. I save my nonwinnable battles for the VSB comment section.

                • NonyaB?

                  Yep. It’s like how companies label non-fat containing food like plain bran as fat-free, as if regular bran ever contained fat to begin with.

                • Conrad Bess

                  I’m grateful to my mom that she has her garden. Got some kale, scallion, peppers (green and hot), green beans, tomatoes, and zucchini this season.

              • Epsilonicus

                There is USDA certified organic. That has standards. Then there is other stuff thats just labelled organic which you cant trust.

            • Also, organic saved a lot of small farmers who didn’t have the capital to upgrade to GMOs and their licensing terms in the early 00s. I remember hearing land grant extension centers encouraging organic as a way of boosting profits, lest the big farmers wipe them off the market.

      • LMNOP

        $84 baked beans?!? So they just took an 89 cent can of baked beans and turn around and sell it for 100x the price?

        • NonyaB?

          Yep. I guess they figured opening the can and pouring the beans into a bowl stamped NM made it special.

        • PriceIsRightHorns

          It gets better. Since the greens are sold out, they are referring folks to a $65 broccoli and cheese casserole.

          • LMNOP

            Not to like, Walmart, where you could also buy greens.

          • NonyaB?

            Never, EVAH, doubt in the power of branding again.

    • Hugh Akston

      is this a joke?

  • Cindy Eberts

    AMEN. Comey should be fired along with most of the FBI trolls.

  • Negro Libre
    • Tambra

      Just for the sake of being random
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ2iFv_3oRA

    • kingpinenut

      ^^^ nukka ain’t got no dog in the race

      • Tambra

        I think you do but that is my opinion.

      • Hugh Akston

        Nope, none lol

        • Tambra

          Father Hugh why are you encouraging him

          • Hugh Akston

            “the truth shall set you free” :)

      • Negro Libre

        Lol, why would think that?

        I’m just hedged either way (Having two passports, though expired, does help though lol)

        • kingpinenut

          My passport is current… I just don’t think politics is useful.

          This election has wasted more money than any in the past…

          Folks out here starving on the real.

          The tent cities I see everywhere in Baltimore are proof of a serious systemic problem.

          Neither Bobbleheads will improve the situation. Congress ain’t doing shid either.

          • Hugh Akston
          • Negro Libre

            I think politics is what it is: we as human ain’t ish, and politics magnifies that. That’s where we try to rise above ourselves, and some way, some how, fix issues. It works, when it does.

            That being said, in America we don’t have politics, we have gossip sold to us as politics. Whether it’s Hilary or Podesta’s “Private” emails or all the other stuff that happens in Trump’s “private” life, that have dominated the news and public discourse for the last couple of weeks, we’re engaging in gossip, not actual discussions about policy.

            That being said, trivia ish is where the money and the passion is, so I’m not mad at the media (they live and die off money, the calls for objectivity and standards in the news is how we shift the responsibility of judgement and consumption (demanders) on the beneficiaries (suppliers), something that is a trait of adolescents and why hypocrisy is the greatest crime in American politics, rather than failed policy.)

            • Hugh Akston

              when i was in France my teachers couldn’t understand our obsession with politicians lives and gossip…it was an interesting perspective

              • Negro Libre

                We really don’t understand how ridiculous it is lol. We actually believe we have a “right” to know all the things they’ve done. Which is nothing more but us rationalizing our irresponsibility to grasp and understand complicated issues and ideas.

                This is one of the reasons why conspiracy theories about the CFR, the Federal Reserve, Think Tanks and other similar organizations are so prominent in our politics: these are the groups that we’ve outsourced the responsibility to, and of course, none of us actually read or listen to what they write or talk about.

                • Hugh Akston

                  if you only listen to a certain news outlet you’d believe all of those conspiracies…without blinking

                  and yet you look at other nations and wonder why don’t they behave the same way as us….we’re the best…right?

                  • Negro Libre

                    The truth is we can afford it…for now.

                • Preach Brother Libre! You have said no lies.

        • L8Comer

          which two countries?

          • Negro Libre

            Here and Nigeria.

        • kingpinenut

          Sorry Bruh I was referring to me, myself & I ….

          *sees hiself out*

  • HouseOfBonnets

    I mean I put my vote in two weeks ago and prayed for the best.

    S/N shout out to the casino lol

    • brothaskeeper

      Didju cash out?

    • PriceIsRightHorns

      I did the same. At this point it’s gon’ do what it’s gon’ do.

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