Monthly Archives: June 2017

Bottom line in the sand? GE Capital cuts off lending to gun shops

http://twitter.com/#!/GenRachel/status/327143773345812483

Per Wall Street Journal – GE Capital shutting down credit lines to gun shops.#tcot

— Robert Simonson (@bobs55) April 24, 2013

Unbelievable, yet totally believable, of course. Forward!

The Wall Street Journal reported today that GE Capital is cutting off lending to gun shops and is “rethinking its relationship to firearms after Newtown.”

Breaking: GE Capital is cutting off lending to gun shops, rethinking its relationship to firearms after Newtown on.wsj.com/YRgtnx

— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 24, 2013

Stomping on business growth while stomping on the Second Amendment? We smell an Obama administration “Czar” position!

Twitter users are angry.

Oh jeez RT @drudge_report: GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops… drudge.tw/YRkbxr

— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) April 24, 2013

Time for me to stop funding all things @generalelectric RT @drudge_report: GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops drudge.tw/YRkbxr

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) April 24, 2013

WSJ: GE Capital cuts off lending to gun shops. This is what happens when the federal government meddles with the financial industry.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) April 24, 2013

Anddd go to hell GE. This driven by WHouse? RT @drudge_report: GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops… drudge.tw/YRkbxr

— The Tomahawk (@i1776) April 24, 2013

#GE capital has cut off lending to gun shops. They have drawn a VERY CLEAR line in the sand. Boycott them GE#tcot #guns

— Paul Delaney (@gipperguy) April 24, 2013

Demonizing of 2A continues…GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops… shar.es/JBrke via @sharethis

— Curtis Hebert (@CurtisHebert) April 24, 2013

Since @gecapital won’t lend to gun shop owners, how about all gun owners and @nra members stop buying GE products. It’s a fair exchange.

— James T (@Audioear) April 24, 2013

@theblaze So the story is if you own a gun don’t do business with GE Capital.

— Elaine Larson (@LarsonElaineM) April 24, 2013

Do not do business with GE…this is just another reason…theblaze.com/stories/2013/0…

— BUCKEYEinstein (@BUCKEYEinstein) April 24, 2013

GE they bring good things to – and end! weaselzippers.us/2013/04/24/ge-… #tcot #teaparty #2A #NRA #tgdn #davidwebb

— Zan (@ZanP) April 24, 2013

People have lost their minds RT @cas3kids: GE Capital cuts off lending to gun shops on.mktw.net/17XuRRI via @marketwatch

— KafirRob (@robfit) April 24, 2013

#NRA Members: GE Capital announced it is cutting funding to Gun Shops. #kissmyass

— City Girl (@ConservCityGirl) April 24, 2013

But will good old American enterprise come to the rescue?

Smells like an OPPORTUNITY 4 someone 2 start a new lender. GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops shar.es/JBqPO #tcot #TGDN

— PattiO (@soylentbeige) April 24, 2013

So, GE Capital would like to harm gun shop businesses by keeping capital out of their hands. Do they think guns would magically disappear then? Or would they just prefer them to be sold in back alleys?

And an exit question:

GECapital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops>But they still contribute to democrats who are destroying America?

— Old Mac (@SPADOC) April 24, 2013

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese is looking for her dog; sad update: RIP Eva

http://twitter.com/#!/DitaVonTeese/status/189554909069312000

OH NO!!! Dita Von Teese's Dog is MISSING from her home in LA! Help find her <3 http://t.co/FZU5NKoF

— BusyBee (@busybeeblogger) April 10, 2012

Oh No! The lovely & sweet @DitaVonTeese beautiful pup is missing If you're in Los Feliz & LA LOOK FOR THIS: http://t.co/zyId0b3H

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) April 10, 2012

Sad update:

My beloved Eva passed on tonight. Thank you for all your kind words. It means a lot to me.

— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) April 10, 2012

A Hidden Chemistry Lab Was Found During A Rotunda Renovation At The University Of Virginia

The famous Rotunda the center of the University of Virginia is an important part of history. Thomas Jefferson built it as a library at the center of his small university. Since then, it has been transformed into the central focus of the school…but not after being used as a chem lab. (Yep.)

Renovations on the historic Rotunda began on May 19, 2014 and will conclude in Summer 2016. During these renovations, workers discovered a hidden gem inside one of the walls: a chemical hearth and workstation, sealed since the 1850s.

Thomas Jefferson’s original Rotunda was home to laboratory experiments and chemistry classes, each taking place in the Lower East Oval Room and lectures in the Lower West Oval Room.

The chemistry hearth contains two “fire boxes” that provided heat, as well as underground brick tunnels that fed air to the wood-burning and coal-burning furnaces.

According to the university, the (super-cool) chemical hearth will remain on display, even after the renovations are complete.

You won’t be able to make your own meth, but visitors can peek inside of the small lab and see the workstations that students used.

Now, one final question must be answered.

Did Thomas Jefferson just support education…or was he an old-school Walter White (a la Breaking Bad)?

On ‘Yo! Show,’ president chooses sides in ‘American Idol’ feud

http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/257216287527272449

The crew of the “Morning Mayhem” radio show already settled the question of whether the president considers red or green chiles an ally, so what other outstanding issues are there to cover? Well, there are the rising tensions between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj which threaten to upset the delicate balance of power on “American Idol.”

First ‘Pimp with a limp” now DJ Michael “Yo” Simmons the “half-black brother with a Korean Mother” that Obama is just oh so presidential.

— Tracy Lee (@RememberComeNov) October 13, 2012

Appearing on Miami’s Y100 FM on Friday with DJ Michael Yo, “the half-black brother with the Korean mother,” the president managed to insert himself into the “American Idol” controversy. “You know what, I think they are going to be able to work it out,” the president said. “I’m all about bringing people together.” Unfortunate, then, that the president was too busy to meet with foreign leaders face-to-face during the U.N. General Assembly due to his busy television schedule.

No time for Netanyahu, but Obama manages to squeeze an interview with Miami’s Y100 Michael YO Show into his busy schedule

— Gary (@GConRap) October 13, 2012

The president also addressed his performance at the debate, saying he “was probably a little too polite.”

President Obama is scheduled to appear on “The Daily Show” next week, so the White House press corps might have to wait a little longer for answers to questions that didn’t come up on “The Yo! Show.”

@jaketapper Not Libya coverup?

— Chris Child (@cdc444) October 13, 2012

@jaketapper this is ridiculous

— DefeatingObama (@DefeatingObama) October 13, 2012

@jaketapper Mr. Tapper perhaps you can promise the President you won’t ask about anything but Honey Boo or Teletubbies and get him again?

— Grim Dabber (@Harlekwin15) October 13, 2012

@jaketapper I feel like I’ve crossed into the twilight zone.

— MsGraceyP (@MsGraceyP) October 13, 2012

Michael Yo – Obama Interview y100.com/player/?mid=22… glad King Putt has the time to comment on things that matter Libya, American idol judges

— Grim Dabber (@Harlekwin15) October 13, 2012

@jaketapper When was the last time the President took questions from White House media?

— Ty Bailey (@Ty_Bailey1970) October 13, 2012

They Were Filming An Iguana When This Craziness Happened…What The Hell?

The “Planet Earth” filming crew was recently shooting footage of hatchling marine iguanas when they got a terrifying surprise.

Although snakes are known to eat iguanas, they typically hunt for their prey alone. It’s part of their nature that we all take for granted. Slippery, sneaky loners…that’s how I’ve always thought of snakes, until I saw this video. What the crew caught on camera is a never-before-filmed snake behavior. Take a look.

As a small iguana runs up a rock, a pack of snakes springs from the shadows. Incredibly, this is the very first time snakes have ever been filmed hunting as a group.

Read More: This Scuba Diver Is Lucky To Be Alive After A Freighter Passed RIGHT Over Him

As if snakes weren’t frightening enough already, now we have to worry about being attacked by a whole pack of them?! Heaven help us.

‘Can’t really be this delusional, can he?’ Juan Williams once again caught defending the indefensible

Leave it to @TheJuanWilliams to defend the craziest of liberal ideas!
#CashinIn
@ericbolling

— Phillip Bell (@Philnjax) June 28, 2014

Juan Williams was on Fox’s “Cashin’ In” Saturday morning attempting to explain away Lois Lerner’s lost emails and defend the Obama economy.

http://twitter.com/#!/jjauthor/status/482912044790738945
http://twitter.com/#!/BarryPolis/status/482915617922908160
http://twitter.com/#!/akconservative9/status/482913673619734528
http://twitter.com/#!/CordairGallery/status/482912854421405697

Viewers were not amused.

http://twitter.com/#!/MamaVolks/status/482913600060026880

Oh, but he can.

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidLimbaugh/status/482915530693558272
http://twitter.com/#!/jhelen2974/status/482915703666663426
http://twitter.com/#!/cab1950/status/482915590852866049
http://twitter.com/#!/Decoder2/status/482919285182836736
http://twitter.com/#!/wfreihofer/status/482917359641169920
http://twitter.com/#!/TolbertDon/status/482920721883332608

Sadly, yes.

http://twitter.com/#!/YankReb69/status/482914781083742208

Heh.

GOP gives up on Keystone XL pipeline for … bike trails

http://twitter.com/#!/fmg223/status/218105729930903552

Today, Republican members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee stood as firmly as wet noodles.

Republicans, you always find new ways to disappoint me. This is an epic #FAIL: http://t.co/HVpvACUd

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) June 27, 2012

Apparently this is what passes for compromise these days:

Congressional negotiators are on the brink of a deal to extend federal highway funding for two years, ending a four-month push by both chambers and likely wrapping up major legislative business before the July Fourth recess.

The agreement will extend highway spending authority and the gas tax for roughly two years, sources said. But it comes at a price: Republicans had to drop their insistence that President Barack Obama approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and Democrats had to settle for allowing states to opt out of spending some funds on nonroad projects like bike and pedestrian paths. The GOP also rolled back its insistence on curtailing the EPA’s ability to regulate coal ash.

Naturally, the deal gives Sen. Barbara Boxer the warm fuzzies.

Boxer, in her own predictive statement Wednesday, cited faster project delivery without violating environmental laws and increased biking and pedestrian funding flexibility as victories and said the legislation will preserve or create up to 3 million jobs, a “critical focus of Democrats.”

Really, Ma’am? Jobs are a “critical focus” for you? Is that why the Democrats have pushed back so hard against the Keystone XL pipeline, which would create real jobs?

This is all just peachy. And while Babs is out there touting the wonders “increased biking” would do for the economy, what have the Republicans done? True, the Democrats may not be able to get all the bike trails their hearts desire at the moment, but they still have bragging rights, because they suckered the Republicans into giving up a lot more. Not only has the GOP agreed to lay off pushing the pipeline for now, but they’re also leaving the EPA to its own devices. Way to fight the good fight, guys. We don’t really need those jobs anyway.

Republicans dropped Keystone from highway bill. Kind of a big concession, no?

— Marty Kady (@mkady) June 27, 2012

Uh, kind of, yeah.

The Republicans’ wimp-out-age has left a bad taste in Twitterers mouths:

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/218106941845667840

https://twitter.com/CAAmyO/status/218107540477718530

The Republicans gave up Keystone and the regs to kill coal. They should made more noise about it rather than look so timid. Disappointing.

— George Rudolph (@thenewnarrative) June 27, 2012

@BenHowe yeah, let's trade Keystone for bike paths. Killer deal .

— Gary Eaton (@garysteveneaton) June 27, 2012

@EWErickson This is simply outrageous. Keystone for a fucking bike path. Unfucking believable. #OUTRAGE Who's running this Party? gawd!

— TMC (@130barkley) June 27, 2012

BIKE PATHS PEOPLE!! BIKE PATHS!! #TurnOnYourRage http://t.co/HVpvACUd

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) June 27, 2012

GOP dropped the Keystone pipeline demands in exchange for the Dems dropping demands for bike paths. #StupidParty

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 27, 2012

I guess they don't want jobs for our country or energy independence. RT @HuffPostGreen: Keystone XL pipeline out of U.S. transportation bill

— UberZuper (@UberZuper) June 27, 2012

RE: Bike paths and Keystone. I have to admit, it's hard for me to get angry because I have such low expectations for the GOP anyway.

— Slublog (@Slublog) June 27, 2012

So the House GOP caved on Keystone XL. Wunderbar. #withfriendslikethese

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 27, 2012

https://twitter.com/MattCover/status/218115778627645440

@brodigan @LachlanMarkay I noticed they announced Keystone today. Assuming they think we'll forget it by Friday. They're wrong. @GOPLeader

— Liberty Czarina (@LibertyCzarina) June 27, 2012

To quote John Boehner, who actually seemed to have a pair during the health care debate, “HELL NO!” We won’t forget.

Missing: Republicans’ spines. If found, please let us know.

Michelle Malkin vs. sexist David Shuster; He scores less than zero

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidShuster/status/215831719167799296

David Shuster let his bitter and sexist colors show once again, this time aimed at “just a blogger” Michelle Malkin. The result? Twitter throw-down. Well, it can’t really be called a throw-down. We suppose it isn’t really a fair fight when it includes David Shuster, who is intellectually challenged. Poor David Shuster isn’t the brightest eco-friendly bulb on the shelf.

He’s also a Liar McLiarPants. He proved that ages ago when he lied to get the late Andrew Breitbart to appear on MSNBC. This is also not the first time that he’s used his Twitter feed to promote vicious lies. He once took to Twitter to erroneously and grossly call the Westboro Baptist Church and the Phelps family part of the Right. Dum-dum Shuster not only has little intellect, but he also has no shame.

Why were his wannabe-Olbermann briefs in a twist this time? Because Michelle Malkin, who unlike “real journalists” has covered Operation Fast and Furious extensively, dared to question President Obama’s shady use of executive privilege.

Hey @michellemalkin, Admn asserted deliberative process privilege NOT prez communications privilege. apologize + correct your FNC claims.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

Since you @michellemalkin can't be bothered to learh the difference in types of executive privilege before doing TV http://t.co/mksflAgQ

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

So @michellemalkin, that's your best response? You are stupider than I thought. U made a big mistake on TV. Apologize. Don't deflect.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

Michelle Malkin is just a dumb girl to David Shuster, you see. Is he going to try to pull her braids next? Break out the “cooties” spray? Call her a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it?” Girls are scary!

@DavidShuster WOW takes a really BIG man to call a Conservative women like @michellemalkin names …do you feel like a BIG boy now?

— Linda Gelbhaar (@LindaInNC) June 21, 2012

Exactly. Of course, Davis Shuster’s reprehensible fellow travelers could not wait to jump in with some sexism and racism of their own.

@DavidShuster you are an actual journalist and @michellemalkin is a blogger with zero responsibility for what she says.

— JeanLR (@JeanLR) June 21, 2012

Just a blogger! Perhaps she missed when Twitter users taught “real journalists” a lesson about that. Reading is fundamental!

@DavidShuster Isn't jumping on @michellemalkin just hitting the Tar Baby? She will never make sense or tell the truth. #Shameless

— Tana Butler (@TanaButler) June 21, 2012

@Zoocritter @DavidShuster @michellemalkin The vile-spewing witch is about as much as journo as her BFF the TRULY IGNORANT @SeanHannity.

— Eykis (@Eykis) June 21, 2012

@DaveJessinski @milleralgm Yes kudos to @DavidShuster for tryin to instruct @michellemalkin no matter how futile. You can't fix stupid.

— Shayne (@Zoocritter) June 21, 2012

Instruct her! No your place and get back into the kitchen, woman!

@DavidShuster @michellemalkin Hey Malkin – STFU, ridiculously STOOPID vile-spewing WITCH!

— Eykis (@Eykis) June 21, 2012

@DavidShuster @michellemalkin is stupid like a fox,she earns by making ugly faces on tv in split screen w journalists like JuanWilliams lol!

— JeanLR (@JeanLR) June 21, 2012

Shuster just kept going.

I feel like @DavidShuster didn't even realize Twitter was down and just droned on while no one listened. Kind of like being on Current TV.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 21, 2012

He was likely encouraged by his also sexist Twitter fan boys. They aren’t the brightest EPA-compliant bulbs either.

"Wrench." LOLOLOL. RT @Capcom198: @DavidShuster @michellemalkin why do you even care what that wrench says?

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

@AmeliaHammy Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wrench like me. @michellemalkin @Capcom198 @DavidShuster

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 21, 2012

But, to be fair, it’s not like David Shuster has anything else to do. You know, since being fired from MSNBC and all. Dude, if even integrity-challenged MSNBC fires  you, that’s bad news.

Good luck @michellemalkin finishing 3rd grade. Your classmates wouldn't sound as stupid/uninformed on TV as you did today on FNC.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

You @michellemalkin made a wild, reckless, and false claim today on FNC. You owe their viewers an apology + correction. Stop distracting.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

You @michellemalkin have now proven again Juan Williams was spot on to suggest you are not a reporter, just a know nothing bloviator.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

So @michellemalkin now you claim your demonstrably false statement on FNC was just "an assessment." Backpedal much? Just apologize

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

Of course, Michelle Malkin gave him the business. David Shuster is no match for “just a blogger” or “just a girl!”

@DavidShuster Bug off and recycle your Soros talking points in a corner somewhere.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

@DavidShuster No, I didn't. Good luck w/your MMFA job audition! You're earning it.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

@DavidShuster I need a translator. WHAT?

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

U @michellemalkin need more than a translator. First, apologize for lying on FNC – though you probably need a translation for "lying."

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

Bless his heart. That literally is all he has; call a girl “stupid.”

@DavidShuster Bleating louder doesn't make you any less wrong about my #fastandfurious assessment.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

Sane, and not sexist, Twitter users weigh in and try to give sad, little Shuster a Teachable Moment ™.

It's on, jackass. MT @DavidShuster You @michellemalkin have now proven again Juan Williams was spot on to suggest you are not a reporter

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 21, 2012

Note to @DavidShuster mainstream journalism is dead. Your failure to cover #fastandfurious is proof. #obamarumpswab @michellemalkin

— Jon Graham (@JonGraham70) June 21, 2012

http://twitter.com/capit0lism/status/215834065130102784

Bingo. Little Davy is jealous and throwing a stompy foot tantrum. Someone change his nappy!

U @michellemalkin need more than a translator. First, apologize for lying on FNC – though you probably need a translation for "lying."

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

No @michellemalkin you said: "maneuver underscores…Obama at center of it." You claimed type of exec privilege he did not assert. Liar.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) June 21, 2012

Take note: @DavidShuster 's response to DOJ multiple admissions of public deceit is to call ME a liar. Keep bleating. #falseandspurious

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

@DavidShuster I know what I said. You are the one w/comprehension issues.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 21, 2012

What a sad, little man. Don’t worry, Davy. Women like Michelle Malkin will keep doing the job that you “real journalists” don’t want to do. All while fighting like girls. Perhaps you should worry more about, you know, getting a job. Because it is quite clear that you really need to buy yourself a fancy big car, as “compensation.”

Martha MacCallum calls BS: ’17 trillion in debt and this gov’t can’t get decent IT?’

http://twitter.com/#!/DMW1135/status/481440345876873216

FNC’s Martha MacCallum is calling B.S. on the IRS:

http://twitter.com/#!/marthamaccallum/status/481440082877222912

We’re supposed to believe that the financially bloated government couldn’t spring for functional servers that prevent important IRS officials’ emails from getting “lost”? What the hell have they been doing with our tax dollars? Oh, wait:

http://twitter.com/#!/Dsnicol2/status/481440379909066752
http://twitter.com/#!/prepresscolor/status/481440401597800449

Reckless disregard for taxpayers? Inappropriate allocation of financial resources? Yep, they’re a government agency, all right.

http://twitter.com/#!/johnabusch/status/481440400528273408

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