Monthly Archives: February 2016

One heartbreaking tweet captures the difference Benghazi makes

http://twitter.com/#!/SenTedCruz/status/369837830236672002

The State Department placed four officials on administrative leave after the terror attack in Benghazi killed Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith. The White House continues to deny requests for Benghazi-related information. And less than a year later, Secretary of State John Kerry has reinstated the mid-level staffers, declaring that they “do not deserve any formal disciplinary action.”

Rep. Darrell Issa blasted the charade as a “public relations strategy” that had nothing to do with accountability.

https://twitter.com/DarrellIssa/status/369953159168290816

What difference does it make? As this tweet highlights with heartbreaking clarity, it does make a difference.

https://twitter.com/chuck_dizzle/status/369937355982925824

What The MythBusters Think About 14 Science Things

Vaccines? Climate change? Yup.

MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have been making things explode for 13 seasons.

But we wanted to hear what they think of some of the biggest recent science headlines, from the Jurassic Park sequel to Mercury retrograde.

Here are 14 of their answers from our lightning round of word association. (Adam’s answers are in white, and Jamie’s are in yellow.)

1. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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2. Pluto.

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3. Sending humans to Mars.

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4. Creationism.

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5. The Jurassic Park sequel.

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6. XKCD.com.

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Adam: “We’re big longtime fans.”

7. Mercury retrograde (and whether or not it has any effect on your actual life).

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8. Climate change.

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Adam: “Early on in MythBusters we went on Fox News and they wanted to ask us about the extremely vigorous hurricane season. As we were getting mic’d up, they were like, ‘So this is just a light piece. We don’t want you guys to talk about global warming or anything like that. OK, you’re on. What do you guys think about this hurricane season?’ Jamie’s like, ‘It’s clearly global warming.’ It was awesome.”

9. Naming snowstorms.

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Adam: “I remember when Hurricane Gloria came through New York in 1985 or early ‘86 — one of those two. You get a personal relationship with the disaster.”

10. Rosetta comet landing.

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11. Vaccines.

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Adam: “They work. Stop not using them.”

12. Mantis shrimp.

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Adam: “Oh right, the one that causes a shockwave. That’s one of the fastest biological processes in nature. Not sure where it compares to a jellyfish stinging, which is also ludicrously fast. They’re literally injecting you with a micro-hair of poison when you touch a jellyfish stinger. If you look into it microscopically, it’s amazing. The mantis shrimp is incredible.”

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Jamie: “Yeah, I first ran across those in the ocean while diving, and one of my favorite things to do was to just go down and not run all over the place like most people do when they’re scuba diving but just drop down and hang out and go into spaces in the reef.

“There was a cleaning station that had those in it. These little fish were hanging out, and the shrimp would come out and pick at them. But one of the mantis shrimp came out and it has, as I recall, if this is the same shrimp, it has one big claw and one little one. And I’m putting my hand out, and it comes up with its little claw and it’s picking at you. Then out comes the big claw and Bang! It’s like an electric shock that you feel.”

13. Tardigrades (aka water bears).

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Adam: “Life is amazingly tenacious. That’s the best part of looking at extremophiles like that.”

14. Grab bag: kale!

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Adam: “Kale! In our house, we make kale chips all the time, which is baking them in the oven with a little hot sauce and salt, and it’s phenomenal.”

The season finale airs Saturday, Feb. 14, at 9/8 p.m. CT on the Discovery Channel.

Yet another ‘journalist’ reveals herself to be ‘a giant ball of fail’

http://twitter.com/#!/ZerlinaMaxwell/status/524743455772520448

Wait. Is that what really happened? Not so much.

Zerlina Maxwell’s Twitter bio describes her as “J.D. Freelance journalist. Political analyst. Speaker.” With those credentials you might think she’d learn from the mistake a CBS journalist made this week. CBS reporter deletes snarky tweet wondering when ‘Rand Paul became a doctor’

Instead of recognizing her self beclownment and deleting the tweet and moving on, Zerlina just kept digging herself into an incoherent hole.

Since 1993.

jackie-chan-wait-what

Even shorter your thoughts on tonight: Never question the official narrative. Always question those who challenge authority.

Modern journalism in a nutshell.

Heh.

 

Vile Twitter account mocking Breitbart’s widow suspended

On March 9, Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin tweeted about a disgusting Twitter user who opened a fake account mocking Andrew Breitbart’s widow, Susie.

Twitchy immediately highlighted the call to report the abusive account to Twitter.

Tonight, Twitter users note that the fake @susiebreitbart account has now been suspended.

They suspended the phony susiebreitbart account. Thank you, @twitter @support @abuse. You guys are awesome.

— One Who Remembers (@lheal) March 13, 2012

NICE! Some good news to wrap up the day: the vile @SusieBreitbart account has been suspended! #BeatTheBullies #IAmBreitbart

— Stephen Sheiko (@stephensheiko) March 13, 2012

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

New lefty excuse: Debate crowd too white

http://twitter.com/#!/azizansari/status/258378339067236352

In what appears to be a preemptive strike against another Romney debate win, leftists on Twitter have already found a new excuse to say it doesn’t matter. The audience is too white.

This crowd is WHIIIITE

— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 17, 2012

Lots of white people in the audience. Is this a Neil Diamond concert? #HofstraDebate #HofDebate

— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) October 17, 2012

So great to see all the diversity in the debate audience. Everything from middle aged white people..Aaaall the way to OLD white people!: /

— Matt Giraud (@ImMattGiraud) October 17, 2012

I see white people. #debate

— carly usdin (@carlytron) October 17, 2012

Wow. Just flipped over to the debate. Holy white people.

— Seton OConnor (@HiMyNameIsSeton) October 17, 2012

I’m glad people are noticing the….paleness… of this debate audience. #white #cream #debate

— paris byrd (@parisbyrd) October 17, 2012

Look at all them White Crackers #Debate

— Im a Wild Boy (@_Zaeeee) October 17, 2012

Thank you for your question most generic old white lady from a small town. #pdslive #debate

— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) October 17, 2012

So, now we have to cherry pick debate audiences? In reality, there actually are minorities in the audience, but shouldn’t we care more about the people on stage than the people in the seats?

Michael Moore, as usual, took the crazy to a new level by suggesting that Long Island is demographically unfit to host a debate:

By limiting this audience of questioners 2 only “undecided voters from LongIsland/NY”, u can see on ur TV that we’re in 4 a very white night

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 17, 2012

Well, at least the good people of Long Island can now be rest assured that Michael Moore won’t be showing his face there any time soon. So, at least some good came of his insults.

Twitter suspends Anonymous account behind Occupy Steubenville rape protests

http://twitter.com/#!/AnonymousJaye/status/289149011028484096

As Twitchy reported, activists associated with the Occupy and Anonymous movements have been pressuring authorities in Steubenville, Ohio, to expand their investigation of an alleged rape which took place in August. Two 16-year-old boys face a trial in February, but protesters assert that more might have been involved and a cover-up is underway to protect popular athletes in the community.

Today, a Twitter account associated with Anonymous was suspended. @KYAnonymous, who has been a driving force behind the Occupy Steubenville movement and appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ complete with Guy Fawkes mask, and began tweeting today from a backup account.

https://twitter.com/KyAnonymous1/status/289108548506513408

https://twitter.com/EveVawter/status/289095629051928576

https://twitter.com/SKIPdaZIP/status/289105504901406721

https://twitter.com/olfashdeb/status/289111926515064832

https://twitter.com/TheNewMovement3/status/289115526666530817

https://twitter.com/amu_SEM_ent/status/289127544131829762

We’re well aware of the tendency of conservative tweeters to land in “Twitter Gulag,” a happening so common as to have inspired the nascent Twitter Gulag Defense Network. Was KYAnonymous suspended for an alleged threat sent via direct message? Another Twitter user, @Ihazcandy, says yes. KYAnonymous says he was framed.

https://twitter.com/NateDSaint/status/289096294427930625

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289101765901701120

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289101981988032512

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289106302481870849

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289119218761363457

https://twitter.com/CaffSec/status/289160905495834624

https://twitter.com/KyAnonymous1/status/289145825995653120

https://twitter.com/Anon_Dox_323/statuses/289177254993477633

Filmmaker Lee Stranahan, narrator of “Occupy Unmasked,” cautions against Anonymous and its methods.

https://twitter.com/Stranahan/status/289127246537568256

https://twitter.com/Stranahan/status/289123339665039362

https://twitter.com/bowfornoking/status/289095266517282816

https://twitter.com/Stranahan/status/289095947860996096

https://twitter.com/bowfornoking/status/289096409364439040

During that Anderson Cooper appearance, KYAnonymous said that though Anonymous was not the judge or jury, ” it’s fair to say that we are the executioner.”

https://twitter.com/theCrimsonCurse/status/289162107327492097

For now, the justice system in Steubenville is responsible for determining who’s guilty in the rape case. Twitter, meanwhile, will have to use whatever evidence it has to determine if the “heart and intent” of the “executioner” behind the mask is in conflict with its terms of service, if not the law itself.

Related:

#OccupySteubenville rape protest casts Anonymous in new role, but what’s behind the masks?

David Shuster gives shout-out to Occupy’s ‘inspiring’ rape protest

Kathy Griffin expecting ‘random Tea Party hate’ for retweet

http://twitter.com/#!/kathygriffin/status/395010249020567552

Comedian Kathy Griffin might not know the Tea Party very well if this is the photo that’s supposed to inspire random hate. Or is this just cheap click bait?

http://twitter.com/#!/ErinCrosby1/status/395012683985997824
http://twitter.com/#!/KneelB4Zodd/status/395010440645709824

Related:

‘No woman, no drive’: Saudi satire goes viral as brave women challenge driving ban

Nickelodeon responds to national outrage: ‘We understand your concern’

http://twitter.com/#!/NickelodeonTV/status/242440707783155712

After several days of silence, Nickelodeon finally responded to readers who expressed outrage over Nickelodeon’s promotion of misogynist Jason Biggs’ vile Twitter page.

@Toniaeg2 We understand your concern and are working on addressing this issue.

— Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) September 3, 2012

@lisaNYConserv We understand your concern and are working on addressing this issue.

— Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) September 3, 2012

@LexaInTucson @TPGee @Chris_1791 @KLSouth We understand your concern and are working on addressing the issue.

— Nickelodeon (@NickelodeonTV) September 3, 2012

Until yesterday, Biggs’ Twitter page included gems such as these:

https://twitter.com/JasonBiggs/statuses/241008811027099648

https://twitter.com/JasonBiggs/statuses/241365319271211008

At the time of this writing, Biggs’ Twitter page still includes these images:

What u would find in my trailer right now- Just another day on the set of #AmericanReunion http://t.co/DiaI5YK

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) July 20, 2011

My wife @jennyandteets having sexual relations w my sister. Normal? #weekendfun http://t.co/0YRXwj4m

— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) August 19, 2012

Biggs is voicing a ninja turtle named Leonardo in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, set to debut on September 29.

He deleted some of his most objectionable tweets yesterday, but many parents remain unsatisfied.

Previous Twitchy coverage:

American Idiot: Pig-Maher-in-training Jason Biggs sends out sick tweets about Paul and Janna Ryan; Update: Deletes tweets

American Idiot 2: Jason Biggs knocks Christians; targets Ann Romney and Janna Ryan with vile tweets

Pressure mounting for Nickelodeon to throw the pie at American idiot Jason Biggs

Jason Biggs’ wife laments death of free speech

Jason Biggs dismisses his anti-Christian and misogynist filth with ‘I put my dick in a pie’

American Weasel: Jason Biggs quietly deletes vile tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan

Nickelodeon now including Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

Hey Nickelodeon, how’s that anti-bullying campaign going?

Parents put pressure on Nickelodeon’s advertisers

The wit and wisdom of Nickelodeon’s Jason Biggs

These 11 Unfortunate Dogs Learned The Hard Way Not To Eat Bees. Ouch.

There’s a popular old saying that goes something like, “Hey, don’t eat bees.” Or maybe it’s just common sense. But either way, seriously, you shouldn’t eat bees. Fortunately, you already know this, but dogs are not so fortune – they’re firm believers that bees just want to play. 

But oh no. Bees do not want to play. The folks over at BuzzFeed found a few dogs who learned that the hard way. And yes, you’re a horrible person for laughing at this. 

1.) Yep, this dog definitely ate a bee.

2.) Charge: bee eating. Verdict: guilty.

3.) Ashamed, but still very much a bee eater.

4.) In his pre-bee eating days, he didn’t look so grumpy.

5.) Coming inside is probably wise. No bees in here.

6.) Yes, doggy, it was the bee that did this to you.

7.) No amount of puppy dog eyes will heal that swelling

8.) Why the long face? 🙁

9.) Even puppies eat bees.

10.) Oh dear GOD.

11.) This one must’ve eaten an entire hive of bees.

(via: BuzzFeed)

I would wrap this article up with the moral of the story, but it’s pretty clear: don’t let your dog eat a bee or it’s going to look ridiculous for a while. Warn your friends about the dangers (or hilarity, you twisted soul) of dogs eating bees by sharing this below.