Monthly Archives: July 2015

Awesome: Rep. Gohmert reads Ace’s Obamaphone zinger on House floor [video]

Yes indeed, the Twitter debate over NSA blanket surveillance has made it all the way to the House floor.

Today, Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert cited a tweet from the quotable Ace of Spades (approximately 3:40 mark):

Ace’s quote as read by Gohmert was a source of amusement for some twitter users of varying political stripes:

Notice we said the comment was a source of amusement for “some,” not “all”:

Update:

Ace reacts to the news on his blog:

I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Well, I probably could have. But I wouldn’t have wanted to.

16 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK To Elope

Fun fact: It takes two to tango and not 202.

Real talk: Who doesn’t love a good wedding?

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It’s an awesome way to celebrate you and your S.O. promising that you won’t get bored of the other for a while.

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But you know what? Sometimes weddings are just…too much.

So even though people might not understand, it’s totally OK to elope.

Here’s why.

1. Weddings can be expensive as fuck.

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According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding is around $29,000. For some, this is a drop in the bucket, but for most people…yikes.

So you have to decide, would you rather have an epic wedding or an epic honeymoon or even an epic down payment on a house and starting your life together? If you’re lucky, you get all three!

2. Since you don’t have to pay for a wedding, maybe now you can have a destination wedding.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/42103449.

Always wanted to get married on the beach? In the mountains? In PARIS? Well, it will now probably be easier to afford your dream ceremony in a beautiful place if you don’t have to pay for dozens upon dozens upon dozens of people, flowers, food, and more.

3. You’ll get to save about a year’s worth of sanity.

People go crazy planning weddings. Think about eloping as saving yourself from having nightmares over tablecloth patterns and invitation designs. And let’s not even talk about all the stress that will come from organizing seating.

This is especially true for easily stressed-out peeps and those who are people-pleasers. Suddenly, your wedding will turn into a “How can I make everyone else happy?” event when it should be all about the lovebirds.

4. You won’t have to worry about choosing bridesmaids — or a guest list at all.

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WHICH SISTER DO YOU CHOOSE? Wedding planning is all fun and games until you have to choose a childhood friend over a college one. And don’t even get me started on trying to figure out which of your family members you can afford to have at your wedding.

5. But you can still have family at your elopement.

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When most people think of eloping, it’s two people plus a witness stealing a corner of a park for 10 minutes. But nowadays, people are starting to use the word “elope” for having a small — gulp — wedding.

You still get the flowers, the altar, the glitz and glam. You can still look super gorgeous and have dinner somewhere, but instead of 100 people, think 10. That’s a solid compromise to get your immediate family off your back about not having a bigger shindig.

6. Even though it’s totally chill if you don’t want to invite ANYONE.

We all know parents can be very…vocal about what they picture for their child’s wedding. And since it’s customary for parents to help out with the budget, the couple tends to feel guilty about telling anyone “no.”

Well, now you don’t have to care about your mother’s insistence that your colors are lavender and white.

7. You get to wear whatever you want.

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Ever notice how a bunch of brides say they want their guests to go “wow” when they see her dress? At an elopement, you just want to wow yourself.

Well sure, you can technically wear whatever you want at a big wedding, but let’s be real, there will be a lot less people who will judge you if you choose not to wear a big, fluffy white dress. You won’t have to go to a bridal salon with eight of your besties and your mom yelling at you to choose something you don’t feel comfortable in.

8. And you don’t need to have a traditional wedding to rock classic bridal gear.

Elopements aren’t all about being quirky, you know. Look however you want — it’s your day!

9. No one will turn into a monster.

Notice how some people turn into bride- or groomzillas and suddenly everyone hates them? Save yourself from screaming at your bestie that she doesn’t know how to fold napkins correctly.

10. Don’t think you’re gonna miss out on having photos.

Plenty of photographers specialize in elopement photography. Better yet, they can also serve as your witness!

You won’t also have to wrangle 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen to try and take a shot that everyone looks somewhat decent in.

11. The wedding industry was pretty much created to ruin lives.

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Conventions, websites, BINDERS. There’s too much. Too many emails, too many deals, too many price hikes when the restaurant just hears the word “wedding.”

12. It’ll be very hard for something to go wrong.

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There’s only two people to worry about! No rain problems forcing you to move a 200-person outdoor wedding inside. No cake toppling over. No maid of honor getting drunk and uncontrollably crying about still being single during her speech.

And even if one of you got cold feet, you have no one to notify to cancel! That’s good news, right?

13. You can do whatever you want with your vows.

If it’s just you two, this is your time to be totally honest and bare. You don’t have to worry about being funny, smart, super romantic. You can be completely and utterly yourself and mention whatever dumb inside joke you two have with one another.

14. Plus, you can still totally have a big reception later on.

If you plan to party rock way after your actual wedding, your stress level will probably go down by 300%.

15. You actually get to spend the day together.

It’ll be so much easier to talk to every single guest at your wedding if there are none.

16. And isn’t that all that you want? Your best friend by your side?

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Happy marriage, folks!

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Wet diaper? There’s an app for that: TweetPee

You can count on Twitchy to let you know “who said what” on Twitter, but what happens in the diaper stays in the diaper. CBS News reports that some parents in Brazil are testing a new product from Huggies called TweetPee. The sensor attaches to a baby’s diaper and automatically sends a tweet when it detects wetness.

Diaper senses when baby pees, sends a tweet. Alas, TweetPee only available in Brazilian diapers. news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105…

— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) May 9, 2013

Thats what I call innovation! 🙂 At-home-dads will b all over this “TweetPee: Huggies sends a tweet when baby’s wet zite.to/15JZ4VI

— Vincenzo Annunziata (@ThisIsEnzo) May 9, 2013

At-home dads might find it indispensable, but we’re not sure anyone outside the house needs to know every time a baby needs changing. Too far?

TweetPee: Huggies sends a tweet when baby’s wet goo.gl/AX4NiWE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.

— Super Music & Mayhem (@web_supergirl) May 9, 2013

It’s the Number One app! MT @mathewi: This is real:Huggies Launches TweetPee, Twitter-Based Sensor For Diaper Changes mediabistro.com/alltwitter/hug…

— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) May 9, 2013

Twitter *is* useful: Huggies TweetPee Sends Tweet When Baby’s Diaper is Wet sun-sentinel.com/videogallery/7…

— Charles Choi (@cqchoi) May 9, 2013

This is gross and not Twitter’s intention!! RT @cbsnews: New “TweetPee” device sends tweet when baby wets diaper cbsn.ws/13GTUG1

— Daniel (@Dbro113) May 9, 2013

Is this taking the piss or what?! 😉 RT @cbsnews New “TweetPee” device sends tweet when baby wets diaper cbsn.ws/13GTUG1

— sellisuk (@sellisuk) May 9, 2013

<==Just shoot me. RT ‏@dmataconis RT @cbsnews: New “TweetPee” device sends tweet when baby wets diaper cbsn.ws/13GTUG1

— Nels (@debitking) May 9, 2013

This anti-Obama truth-snark billboard will make you fist pump [photo]

What’s beautiful? This simple truth set on a billboard.

Perfect.

This Twitter user also had a suggestion for an Obama administration acronym:

Double perfect.

And an exit idea:

We can see Election Day 2014 from that billboard.

Amid death threats, NRA braces for D.C. anti-gun march led by CREDO Mobile

ACTION: March on the @nra DC office at noon Monday. on.fb.me/SA7o4t #todayistheday #guncontrolnow

— CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile) December 16, 2012

Twitchy reported earlier tonight on the barrage of death threats directed at NRA president David Keene and members of the NRA in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Now comes word that enraged anti-gun activists will march on Monday to the NRA headquarters in Washington, D.C. CREDO Mobile is a left-wing wireless reseller that donates part of its profits to radical George Soros-funded Media Matters for America, ACORN affiliate Project Vote, Color of Change, and the Sierra Club Foundation.

RT @mikenellis Glad CREDO is stepping up to take on the NRA. I hope many progressive groups follow suit. #guncontrolnow #p2

— CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile) December 16, 2012

We hope law enforcement is aware of the threats and we will pray that no harm comes to the law-abiding, peaceful NRA leaders and members who are facing increasing demonization for their support of constitutional principles.

Just a reminder that the conservative Family Research Council office in D.C. was the target of a politically motivated shooting in August.

A question for CREDO Mobile:

CREDO planning on protesting the @nra. where was CREDO when Brian Terry died b/c of gun running by the Obama team.

— Cindy (@factanonverba7) December 17, 2012

Meanwhile, the rhetoric against the NRA continues to heat up…and the civility police remain silent:

If you are a NRA supporter you need to simply shut the fuck up already

— LizT11 (@Mamatee911) December 17, 2012

I didn’t like Obama’s speech. He should have stuck his middle fingers to the camera and said, “Fuck you, NRA!”

— Stephen Porter (@StephenPorter17) December 17, 2012

How shameful, Monsters strike children. NRA you stick to your fucking guns, you assholes. Hope all your children get gunned down. #Freedom

— now84 (@now84) December 14, 2012

@nra I hope YOU ALL get shot by a random person for no reason at all. But do forgive as it’s your right to kill. You have no place on earth

— sargie06 (@sargie06) December 14, 2012

@nra I sincerely hope the next place to get shot up is one of your rallies.

— RJ Hagen (@rj_hagen) December 14, 2012

Fuck the NRA and fuck your guns. And fuck you

— LisaBMosby (@egyptianlove713) December 17, 2012

At this point we have plenty of low hangin fruit for gun control.We MUST push the Government and beat the shit out of the #NRA. It’s time

— Middle Class Warrior (@ZeitgeistGhost) December 15, 2012

I’m a fan of @barackobama but I want to see him step up to the plate and beat the NRA into the ground. Nobody should have the right to guns!

— Brad Katz (@Toliark) December 17, 2012

@nra you dirty ignorant cunts I hope all who u hold dear get shot and then see ur love affair with guns yis pricks

— michael campbell (@mickcelts) December 16, 2012

“@antheabutler: In the 24 hour period following the tragedy in #Newtown, ten people were shot in Chicago.” I hope they were @nra lobbyists!!

— lee ervin (@leerervin) December 15, 2012

https://twitter.com/GaryyDobbinn/status/280447446927159296

how long of a wait is appropriate after 20 5 & 6 year olds are gunned down before you say something @nra? i hope you are silenced forever!

— TheVeganarchist (@TheVeganarchist) December 17, 2012

‘Premature election’: Drudge makes a splash with Weiner headline

http://twitter.com/#!/SKOORB_SIWEL/status/337597998462812160

Can you blame him? Weiner, whether he likes it or not, is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Ladies and gentlemen, pay attention. This is is how it’s done:

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http://twitter.com/#!/Avenge_America/status/337598681685585920

Hail to the king.

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Related:

TWSS-bait: Drudge scores giggles with headline on Anthony Weiner comeback

‘Gotta love Drudge’: Drudge Report scores again with Anthony Weiner headlines

Former Obama backer becomes a Republican

Former Ala. Democratic Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Artur Davis seems to have had enough with President Obama’s radical liberalism and the direction he is taking the Democratic Party. Davis has announced that he is becoming a Republican. This is yet another example of those who supported Obama in 2008 changing their minds.

Watching @ArturDavis on Cavuto. Fine job, Artur! For those who don't realize, Artur is future of GOP in South. #Reagantent

— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) May 30, 2012

https://twitter.com/PamLouden/status/208914649394069505

https://twitter.com/1IslesFan/status/208788722077007873

Want some fun over the weekend? Ask an Obama supporter about Artur Davis

— 4Mitt4USA (@Kyle_is_4_Mitt) June 2, 2012

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I Can’t Believe That Someone Would Do This To Another Living Being. Oh My…

When Polly was found with two other emaciated horses in Buckinghamshire, England, things were not looking good for her or her cohorts. By the time the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or RSPCA had reached her, Polly was practically part of the ground.

Someone who works with the group said Polly was the second skinniest horse she had ever seen. While the two other horses died, Polly held on long enough to get rescued by The Horse Trust, a group that works to rescue and rehabilitate sick or injured horses. Her remarkable recovery is absolutely incredible. Take a look.  

WARNING: the image below is extremely graphic and potentially very upsetting.

When The Horse Trust found Polly, she weighed only 700 lbs–which seems like a lot, until you consider that a healthy weight for her would be twice that.

Once The Horse Trust took Polly in, her condition began to improve–albeit, slowly.

In addition to her weight issues, Polly also had to battle skin conditions like rain scald and dermatitis.

But, thanks to the hard work of everyone at the sanctuary, Polly was able to make a recovery.

And what a recovery it was!

(via The Dodo)

Way to go, Polly (and all of her helpers)! This horse’s transformation is truly an inspiration! If you’d like to support The Horse Trust, you can send them donations directly through their website.

 

This Über Arnold Schwarzenegger Fan Collection Is Seriously Impressive.

In case you haven’t heard yet, today is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 67th birthday. I know it’s hard to believe that the world’s favorite action star, and former governor is actually that old, but it’s true. However as Arnold enters his golden years, he’s continuing to make movie history. How about a New Terminator movie (that doesn’t suck)? Yes, please!

Usually with these type of articles you talk about what the celebrity is best known for. The problem is when you talk about Arnold it’s tough to just pick one thing.  I’m sure Sacramento resident Randy Jennings feels the same way. Randy currently has the world’s largest private collection of Arnold memorabilia. His entire collection is valued at around $80,000, and he’s showing it off for the first time. This collection makes me seriously jealous. 

Here is Randy showing off just a small piece of his collection.

Randy works as an illustrator and dedicates all of his spare time to running an Arnold fan website. Here he is meeting his idol.

When he was just 11-years-old Randy stuck into a showing of “Conan the Barbarian” and instantly became a fan.

However it was seeing “Terminator 2” that turned him into an über Arnold fan.

He even has a replica of the Harley Arnold rides in “Terminator 2.”

In total Randy has more than 40,000 individual pieces in his collection. Of course he also has all Arnold’s films in multiple formats.

Randy and Arnold have actually become friends of a sort. They run into each other a few times a year, and Arnold knows him by name.

 

As a birthday gift for Arnold, we’ve compiled some of our favorite pictures of him and paired them with cats. You can thank us later Arnold. 

(H/T: Daily Mail)

Here’s to another 67 years of Arnold, and a decent Terminator sequel. Show your Arnold love by clicking below to share this article on Facebook. 

Unhinged: Anti-gun crowd blames Gov. Scott Walker for Brookfield shooting

http://twitter.com/#!/tkalex9052/status/260073990742241280

In our earlier report, we published the statement from Gov. Walker to the people of Wisconsin concerning the shooting in Brookfield. Anti-gun crusaders are now angrily pointing the finger at Walker.

Yep, concealed carry is sure keeping everyone in Wisconsin safe! Thanks, @govwalker!

— Mike (@em_ess_) October 21, 2012

I’m glad you’re praying for the victims though @govwalker! That’s sure to get them un-shot!

— Mike (@em_ess_) October 21, 2012

I blame Scott Walker for these shootings, the fuck you legalize people having guns anyways?

— Courtney (@_FollowABOSSSS) October 21, 2012

.@govwalker instead of praying for victims you could actually do something to prevent incidents like this from happening again #brookfield

— Kelli jo (@Kelli_jo_) October 21, 2012

How about doing something about guns Governor? “@govwalker: Monitoring the situation in Brookfield and praying for all involved.”

— Andy Suchorski (@AndySuchorski) October 21, 2012

Go suck more NRA dick, you fraud. #wiunion #p2 /RT @govwalker: Monitoring the situation in Brookfield and praying for all involved.

— Baconmints (@Baconmints) October 21, 2012

@govwalker these gun laws are sure making WI safer. He Haw!

— Paul (@Meiersaur) October 21, 2012