Monthly Archives: June 2016

Truth to power: Senator Chambliss asks Attorney General Holder what he is doing about SWATting; Update: Chambliss on Fox News

http://twitter.com/#!/politicalinsidr/status/210448316994031617

First the power of grassroots solidarity resulted in a national media organization finally reporting on political terrorist Brett Kimberlin and life-threatening SWATting. And now a senator takes action and calls for the Department of Justice to investigate. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) served Attorney General Eric Holder with a letter today, asking for an investigation into SWATtings committed against conservative bloggers and activists.

1/2 Class act of Sen Saxby Chambliss to ask US DOJ to investigate SWATTING bloggers like Erick Erickson.

— Michael Weir (@mikweir) June 6, 2012

2/2 Erickson in particular has said he would support a conservative primary challenge to Chambliss so can't be all politically motivated.

— Michael Weir (@mikweir) June 6, 2012

Conservative Twitter users, who have been fighting for justice and standing in solidarity with those targeted by political terrorism, join in thanking Senator Chambliss.

@michellemalkin This GA boy doesn't always agree with Saxby Chambliss, but I'll claim him re #brettkimberlin and SWATting!

— Bob Griggs (@BobGriggs) June 6, 2012

Thank you, Senator @SaxbyChambliss, for demanding investigation from Eric Holder into poltically motivated SWATtings http://t.co/JQe3IOYd

— Mandy Nagy (@Liberty_Chick) June 6, 2012

.@katdoc12 It's a lot better than the SILENCE on the rest of Capitol Hill right now. I'm grateful. @SaxbyChambliss #brettkimberlin

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 6, 2012

thank you @SaxbyChambliss, for asking for answers from DOJ to the SWATTing that is targeting conservative bloggers and commentators.

— Brad Cundiff (@bradcundiff) June 6, 2012

@SaxbyChambliss asks Justice what it plans to do about SWATting http://t.co/fGkCrDzd #BrettKimberlin @patterico @rsmccain @aaronworthing

— streiff RS (@streiffredstate) June 6, 2012

More from Michelle Malkin:

Full letter is here. Excerpt:

The use of SWAT-ting as a harassment tool is apparently not new, but its use as a tool for targeting political speech appears to be a more recent development. During the last year, some of the more widely reported cases of SWAT-ting have taken place against blog operators across the country, including in Georgia. The emerging pattern is both disturbing and dangerous.

While these incidences are currently small in number, and have fortunately not led to any accidental physical harm, they are extremely concerning. The perpetrators appear to be targeting individuals who are vigorously exercising their First Amendment rights to political speech. As you know, these reported efforts to intimidate those who choose to enter the political forum and express their opinions are in conflict with the founding principles of our nation.

Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety.

While I am certain that local law enforcement is reviewing each of these instances, I am asking you to please look into each of these cases as well to determine if any federal laws may have been violated. Future targets of SWAT-ting, whether engaged in political speech or not, may not be so fortunate as to escape physical harm.

I appreciate your attention to this matter, and I look forward to your response no later than June 29, 2012. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions or comments that you may have.

Shouldn't there be 99 other Senators rushing to join @SaxbyChambliss in defending the 1st Amendment? http://t.co/i1lcfiyi

— Robert Howard (@rlh) June 6, 2012

@gop follow @SaxbyChambliss lead and grow a backbone and take on swatting. #tcot #ocra

— Jonathan Gregory (@JNGVentures) June 6, 2012

@RepPhilGingrey Please stand with @SaxbyChambliss demanding action on #brettkimberlin SWATtings. Defend 1st Amendment! http://t.co/uaY3033S

— Robert Howard (@rlh) June 6, 2012

Twitchy thanks Senator Chambliss for defending free speech and standing up against these horrifying acts of political terrorism. We also stand with him.

UPDATE: ABC covers the story.

ABC did a great job on the #BrettKimberlin story http://t.co/W3Hiy9RA

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 6, 2012

UPDATE: Chambliss talks about SWATing on Fox News

MUST WATCH VID. RT @trscoop: Rep. Saxby Chambliss explains 'swatting' on Special Report with Bret Baier http://t.co/FIv0eflT #brettkimberlin

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 7, 2012

More conservative Twitter pwnage: #BidenSitcomLaws

http://twitter.com/#!/emzanotti/status/199577342421647360

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden came out and said he’s comfortable with marriage for teh gheys. Unlike those of President Obama, Joe Biden’s views don’t need to do any more “evolving.” And as it turns out, Biden has “Will and Grace” to thank for that.

Vice President Joe Biden says the sitcom “Will & Grace”  played an important role in changing perceptions about gay rights. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which Biden made headlines for saying he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage, he also said, “I think ‘Will and Grace’ probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody’s ever done so far.”

So all this makes us wonder … what else has Uncle Joe learned from sitcoms? Thankfully, Twitter’s all over it.

The President should water ski over a shark to show his laser like focus on jobs. #BidenSitcomLaws

— #The12thBrodigan (@brodigan) May 7, 2012

If anyone asks, you were "on a break." #bidensitcomlaws

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 7, 2012

Yada Yada. #BidenSitcomLaws

— Seth (@dcseth) May 7, 2012

My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty, and that's the law. #BidenSitcomLaws

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 7, 2012

Everything you need in life can be fashioned from coconuts and non-native grasses. #BidenSitcomLaws

— Chris Barnhart (@ChrisBarnhart) May 7, 2012

Thanks to Gilligan's Island, the FDA no longer allows unpasteurized coconut milk to endanger our citizens. #BidenSitcomLaws

— RB (@RBPundit) May 7, 2012

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT BACK! #bidensitcomlaws

— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) May 7, 2012

What's the deal with aggressive airline security groping? #BidenSitcomLaws

— E-Du (@ezradulis) May 7, 2012

Whatever goes wrong, blame it on the cursed Tiki idol. #bidensitcomlaws

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 7, 2012

NO JOBS FOR YOU! #bidensitcomlaws

— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) May 7, 2012

Airforce Two used to be John Voight's plane! #BidenSitcomLaws

— jeffery reynolds (@ChargerJeff) May 7, 2012

There's always money in the banana stand. #BidenSitcomLaws

— Scooter Schaefer (@ScooterSchaefer) May 7, 2012

The government should know your name. #BidenSitcomLaws

— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) May 7, 2012

Chuckles the Clown is dead. Paul Ryan killed him. #bidensitcomlaws

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 7, 2012

A policy about nothing. #BidenSitcomLaws #Seinfeld

— Brian Principato (@BrianPinDC) May 7, 2012

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Annnnd … the hashtag is trending nationally:

Conservatives win Twitter again.

When They Saw This Giant Leatherback Turtle In Distress, They Didn’t Hesitate To Help

When Jacksonville Police Lieutenant Steve Mullen and Officer Brad Smith were out enjoying the ocean on their day off, they saw something in the water that warranted investigation. As they got closer, though, they realized it was a matter of life and death…because caught in a crab trap was a nine-foot-long leatherback turtle!

The rope was wrapped around his neck, so each time he tried to dive, it only tightened further. Seeing that if they didn’t cut the rope soon he would die, the two officers leapt into action.

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Saved From Crab Trap By JSO Officers

Leatherback Sea Turtle Saved From Crab Trap By JSO OfficersJacksonville Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Steve Mullen and Officer Brad Smith were off shore two miles out in front of Hanna Park around 1:00 p.m. today. They observed a nine foot Leatherback Sea Turtle in distress. The sea turtle had become entangled in a crab trap. The trap's rope was looped around the sea turtle's neck, and the buoy was still attached to the trap. As a result, whenever the turtle tried to dive, the rope tightened around its neck. Lt. Steve Mullen was able to disentangle the distressed turtle from the crab trap while keeping the turtle in the water.Great job Lt. Mullen and Officer Smith! Even off duty, saving lives!^MB

Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Monday, February 22, 2016

Thanks to these two off-duty officers, another life was saved. And since that turtle isn’t capable of saying thanks, bravo, gentlemen!

Dana Loesch schooling hypocrite Meghan McCain is a thing of beauty

http://twitter.com/#!/Three_13/status/446460991296262145

As many took actress Kristen Bell to task for deciding that rich people aren’t paying enough taxes, TheBlaze’s Dana Loesch shared this recent gem from Bell:

http://twitter.com/#!/IMKristenBell/status/445965499654881280

And then she compared Bell to Meghan McCain.

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446444931541127169

What say you, Meghan?

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446447550519078912

So women in the media shouldn’t make snide, mean comments about each other? This is coming from the same Meghan McCain who has attacked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, her daughter Bristol Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, and Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin. Wow.

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446448614152609793
http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446448769102790657
http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/446449980581363712

Heh.

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446449422457905152

Loesch rightly called McCain out for her blatant hypocrisy as the exchange continued.

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446449917041852416
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446449771524653056
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446451899651612673
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446452758728966144
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446453260186972160
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446454868384165889
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446455701733638144
http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446455887667150848

McCain deleted that tweet. Interesting.

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446459071257149441
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446459827326570496

Nope, no apology.

Meanwhile, Meggie Mac slunk away muttering some airy-fairy feel-good nonsense:

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446460755832217600

Hours later, the not-at-all nasty, totally supportive Meghan McCain returned with this:

http://twitter.com/#!/MeghanMcCain/status/446531783824539648

But it was Dana Loesch who took home the trophy in this battle.

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/446464083504951296

Related:

Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin Is Anti-Intellectual and Anti-Education For Using The Term “Blue Bloods”

Meghan McCain Disses Bristol Palin and Reality TV, Slams Aides at Center of ‘Game Change’

Meghan McCain: Rep. Bachmann is a ‘poor man’s Sarah Palin,’ slams her State of the Union rebuttal

Waaah: Meghan McCain attacks Andrew Breitbart and Michelle Malkin

When You Swap A Child’s Face With A Toy’s, The Result Is Surprisingly Terrifying

Perhaps the creepiest thing we’ve seen in a while is what this man stumbled upon in an email titled “Face swaps of children and their dolls.” What he saw was something that will haunt his dreams forever — something so scary, we hesitate to show it to you.

All face swaps are inherently creepy, but these might take the cake.

Didn’t we tell you?

Yeah, that’s not okay.

Some companies claim to produce lifelike dolls, but after seeing these photos, I’d beg to differ.

This is just horrible.

(via Reddit)

Let’s be honest. This would make for a great movie plot, because we all know that kids and dolls are the most horrifying terror tropes of all time.

Schumer in 2007: No judges for Bush!; Schumer today: Obama gets his judge!

Lots of folks are pointing out that Sen. Chuck Schumer’s rhetoric today on why the GOP needs to act quickly on President Obama’s pick to replace Justice Anonin Scalia is a tad hypocritical as Schumer was very vocal in opposing President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees in the last year of Bush’s presidency.

First up, here’s Sen. Schumer from today:

And now here’s Sen. Schumer in 2007:

However, Sen. Schumer’s spokesman Matt House says Sen. Schumer advocating the exact same thing with Bush’s nominees in 2007 — including a SCOTUS vacancy — is not the same thing as what the GOP is proposing to do now.

Schumer ended that speech with, “Consider the Constitutional harm and ‘dramatic departures’ that are in store if those few are joined by just one more ideological ally.I will do everything in my power to prevent that from happening.”

Guess what? And now GOP Senators will do “everything” in their power to keep Obama’s nominee off the bench. Funny how that works.

People Say That They’re Finding Worms In Their Tea Bags…But Lipton Isn’t So Sure

Lipton Tea is involved in a huge scandal right now that was caused by a YouTube video. A woman claims that she spotted strange worms in several tea bags. After she filmed herself opening a bag of tea and picking through the worms, the video quickly went viral.

Representatives from Lipton have denied this claim that their tea bags are riddled with worms by saying that the “worms” are actually lemon flavoring. Check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Here’s the original video:

And this is Lipton’s response:

According to Snopes, Lipton is correct in their claim that the worms are just flavor additives. When submerged in hot water, the objects in question instantly dissolve. Real worms wouldn’t do that. As a tea enthusiast, I appreciate this woman’s vigilance either way.

What This Artist Painted On Absolutely Floored Me. How Did She Do This??

You’ve seen amazing works of art before on the Internet. Magnificent paintings, incredible photography, even a few more cat videos than you care to admit. (That’s art, right?) Well you’ve never seen anything like this.

Tumblr artist Iaam-g has created some of the most fascinating and intricate landscapes that you’ll ever see – ALL from the smallest of our favorite foods. From frescos painted on M&M’s, to gothic scenes shaved into almonds, I don’t know whether that rumbling in my stomach is awe or hunger šŸ˜‰

For more fascinating works from Iaam-g, check out her Tumblr page below. It’s filled with tons of other amazing works, and not all of it will make you race to the convenient store for a Snickers!

(via: A Flamingo At The Funeral)

Hungry yet? Share with your friends below and let’s find out what they think.

Actor Matthew Modine compares ‘oil & gas industry’ to ‘drug dealers’

http://twitter.com/#!/Rowaenthe/status/444869576988192770

Looks like Nancy Pelosi’s daughter has another name to add to her Fracking Derangement Syndrome phone tree:

http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewModine/status/444869327469019136

Astute observation as usual, Matthew!

What a tool.

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Related:

Fracking foe Alec Baldwin gleefully smears Andrew Breitbart in attack on FrackNation director Phelim McAleer; Greg Gutfeld hits back; Update: McAleer says Baldwin blocked him

Give peace a chance? Nah: Canadian anti-fracking activists torch police cars [pics]

‘Science and MSNBC don’t mix’: Network suggests Okla. earthquakes can be tied to fracking

‘Lunacy!’ Science-denier Pelosi daughter blames earthquake on fracking, cries sexism when schooled

Fracking Derangement Syndrome: Pelosi daughter doubles down on earthquake dumbassery

‘The blood of unicorns’: ThinkProgress anxious to learn what’s in fracking fluid

Matthew Modine bashes Mormons, defends Dan Savage and Jeremiah Wright

Matthew Modine says get ‘enlightened,’ you ‘archaic’ Constitution clingers; Crowder, Adam Baldwin destroy

Americans to sneering actor Matthew Modine: ‘Yes, I have used a gun in self-defense’

Master thespian Matthew Modine: John Boehner is ‘a butt-plug on progress’

Matthew Modine: ‘Creepy ass cracker’ not racist when directed at George Zimmerman

Matthew Modine’s reaction to Zimmerman acquittal as responsible and measured as you’d expect

Say wut? Lefty actor Matthew Modine is hoping for a tax holiday

Celebrate diversity! Matthew Modine explains how all Hispanic baseball players should think