Monthly Archives: July 2017

‘Not very economically patriotic’: Robert Redford sues to avoid paying taxes

http://twitter.com/#!/VodkaPundit/status/497048404480897024

We’re betting the price of that wig could feed a family of five for a year in certain countries.

http://twitter.com/#!/dutchindian/status/497124444075479040
http://twitter.com/#!/FishingwFredo/status/497125611958464512

Oh, that’s priceless.

A longtime activist, Redford, 70, said he worked for Standard Oil Co. in El Segundo for three years before his movie career took off, so he knows how damaging oil extraction is to public health.

“The oil companies have been simply getting away for too long with not paying their fair share,” he said.

Entertainment magnates on the other hand apparently aren’t bound by such moral obligations.

With such vast experience and knowledge, you would think that Redford would also recognize that America is better when you “spread the wealth around.” Doesn’t he know that our infrastructure is crumbling like so much pancake makeup?

The state of New York could use that $1.6 million for the children, but Redford apparently needs to swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.

scrooge-mcduck-o

http://twitter.com/#!/WayneDupreeShow/status/497084200542273536
http://twitter.com/#!/3rdwardSTLLib/status/497128555424546816
http://twitter.com/#!/spikedpolitics/status/497126021741547520
http://twitter.com/#!/BlueSkyHippie/status/497132362963365889
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnFict/status/497131028428115968

How can you say that?

http://twitter.com/#!/JudyLinAP/status/497133068868534272

Oh.

If You Text This Number They’ll Deliver Anything (Legal) That You Want

That apparently includes pizza, groceries, and even flight tickets. Someone also requested a tiger.

1. A brand new service called Magic aimed at lazy bums claims that you can order anything you want over text and they’ll have it delivered, as long as it’s legal.

In order to find users the best deal, operators rely on online delivery services like DoorDash or Instacart.

3. Users start out by texting the word “Magic” to the service, which accepts credit cards and bitcoin. After you tell an operator what you need, a Magic employee will attempt to find and deliver the product via a third party.

The company is only a few days old but already had over 17,000 text messages by yesterday, TechCrunch reported, after it was added to Product Hunt over the weekend and quickly rose to the top spot at Hacker News.

Co-founder Mike Chen told TechCrunch that requests have run the gamut from “help getting out of court to a tiger delivered to a customer’s door,” and that demand was so great he had to pull in friends and family to help handle the volume of orders.

Magic’s founders did not immediately respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News.

5. It’s not quite clear what the markup is on the products or what kind of cut the company takes, but judging by their screenshot showing a few groceries costing $65.27, it’s likely pretty hefty.

That same order would cost around $40 from a grocery delivery service like FreshDirect.

Chen, whose other startups include a 3D printer designed to work in space, said a more ambitious request will cause the fee to rise.

7. Unfortunately, the service has gone so viral that it’s nearly impossible to get served. When we tried, the waiting list was over 14,000 people long.

Users can pay an extra $50 (increased from $25) if they insist on immediate access.

Rachel Zarrell/BuzzFeed

 

9. Though the concierge service is ambitious, they can’t fulfill every request — but that hasn’t stopped people from trying.

11. “As long as it’s legal and possible we can do that,” Chen said. “It may be expensive, you may want a helicopter to Vegas, but if it’s possible, we will do it.”

Barbara Boxer trivializes abortion as a ‘health decision’

http://twitter.com/#!/BarbaraBoxer/status/293848282239729665

“Pro-choice” libs are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and Senator Ma’am isn’t one to miss out on a femme-fest. She took to Twitter this afternoon to show her support for women who elect to kill their unborn children.

While Boxer has made no secret of her steadfast support of infanticide, pro-life advocates were nevertheless disgusted by today’s display:

@barbaraboxer Celebrating the right to destroy the defenseless? There surely is NOTHING to celebrate in an abortion. Everyone loses. #SAD

— mesamps (@mesamps) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer glad you find jamming a scissor into a baby’s head a “womans health issue” not even a souless lib can believe your spin

— tgnoble (@tgnoble) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer How exactly do you “celebrate” the deaths ofmillions of innocent babies, Senator? Your tweet is repugnant. #prolife #roe40

— Lisa Nuzzi (@ljnuzzi) January 22, 2013

Her celebratory fawning over Roe v. Wade is offensive enough, but what makes it even more despicable is her trivialization of abortion as a “health decision”:

.@barbaraboxer an abortion is not a health decision.#RightToChoose all you want, but health has nothing to do with it.

— TED #teamIDF (@nvm624) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer Yet you voted for #Obamacare which will take so many of our health decisions away, putting them in the hands of bureaucrats

— Claire Mahoney (@TaggertGirl) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer 50+ million dead children, that is a health decision. Can you tell me which of those children wouldn’t contribute to society.

— Jacob Botzman (@JacobBotzman) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer You take joy in death? My mom had me when she was 16. If you had your way I wouldn’t be here. I won’t call you a name, but wow

— Galt’s Gultch (@jesthe3rd) January 22, 2013

@barbaraboxer terminating an unborn child is a “health decision”? For who – the woman or the unborn child? #Roe40Chat #prolife

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) January 22, 2013

Pregnancy isn’t an illness, Senator, and aborting a child isn’t just a “health decision”; it’s about morals.

‘Mike Lee, I am your father’: Ted Cruz’s Darth Vader impression [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/382847786674159616

Is there any other way to properly quote Darth Vader? We think not!

http://twitter.com/#!/ChadPergram/status/382847713580023808

More than 18 hours later and Sen. Cruz is still on the Senate floor taking it to the Empire.

http://twitter.com/#!/BradThor/status/382848529992933376
http://twitter.com/#!/WilliamRicci/status/382852319517241344
http://twitter.com/#!/CenterMichele/status/382849587238936576

Video via the Free Beacon:

http://twitter.com/#!/FreeBeacon/status/382852953112989696

Cruz also read from Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards speech.

http://twitter.com/#!/KevinWGlass/status/382850886071898112

Up next?

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/382849189874397184

Ace of Spades shreds John Kerry’s lame French, swooning lapdog Rick Klein

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/306890825961451520

To whose bragging is he referring? Oh, the hilarity that is known as the Secretary of Dunce, John Kerry. Secretary of State Kerry let the French fly today.

Jenjhis. RT @ap: Parlez-vous? Sprechen Sie? Multilingual Kerry charms French, German hosts with knowledge of their languages.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) February 27, 2013

breaking news: John Kerry is free to speak French! #LiberatedasSecretaryofState

— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) February 27, 2013

Or, really, the French-ish. Media, of course, swooned.

Parlez-vous? Sprechen Sie? Multilingual Kerry charms French, German hosts with knowledge of their languages: apne.ws/12bpxtV -MM

— The Associated Press (@AP) February 27, 2013

How is John Kerry’s French? Pas mauvais. (Not bad). And @oknox would know! news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/j… via @yahoonews

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) February 27, 2013

Kerry speaks — en français: The new secretary of state shows off his language skills ow.ly/i71Yh

— Donovan Slack (@DonovanSlack) February 27, 2013

Non-lapdogs weren’t so impressed.

Politico thinks the fact that John Kerry spoke a sentence of French while in France is news article worthy. They could make a movie on me!!

— Mary Devlin (@maryhelenad) February 27, 2013

OMG John Kerry’s French Sucks Worse Than Mine weeklystandard.com/blogs/john-ker…(Gravement Vous Mecs)

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

This is him fucking showng off?Are you kidding me?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Zut alors!

John Kerry est, etait et toujours ai ete un idiot et un homme semblait l’air d’intelligent

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

I meant a ete and I’m sure that’s not the only mistake.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Big notch on his belt was speaking 8th-grade level french, huh?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

DID ANY REPORTER ACTUALLY FLUENT IN FRENCH PROBE JOHN KERRY’S CLAIM TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE? EVER?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

est-ca vous etes sourde au bete?Cet homme parle francais comme un enfant avec un trouble de l’apprentissage

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

But, he can totally tell you where the library is, you guys. “Où est la bibliothèque?” Kerry is on it.

More Twitter users mock the highly mockable Kerry.

.@aceofspadeshq It appears to have been written by someone with two semesters and a French/English dictionary. The last line made me cringe

— aThirdOfDuane (@aThirdOfDuane) February 27, 2013

“Americans have a right to be stupid” (John Kerry) RT @drudge_report: John Kerry turns French… drudge.tw/Y0VBIw

— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) February 27, 2013

He’s the Inspector Clousseau of French spks MT @aceofspadeshq If John Kerry “speaks French,” we have a lot of graduates of the 8th grade

— David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) February 27, 2013

@aceofspadeshq John Kerry has Google Translate level French

— @EricArsenal (@EricArsenal) February 27, 2013

For future reference, all future tweets on John Kerry should come with a french “Barf Alert” translation. — “Vomir Alerte’”

— Nachumlist.com (@Nachumlist) February 27, 2013

“How do you say, pompous gasbag in French?” – Weasel Zippers fb.me/19GA0I5mS

— Cindy Wood Wilkerson (@wilkie4) February 27, 2013

So far on Kerry’s tour: in Berlin, says Americans have right to be stupid. In Paris, says if he speaks too much French won’t be allowed home

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) February 27, 2013

Yep, he said that. Oh, if only we had that option, Mr. Kerry!

Ace continues with the glorious drubbing.

If John Kerry “speaks French,” we have a lot of graduates of the 8th grade who are similarly “French speakers.” Many millions.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

@bradthor @brian_sack On parle de planche à voile (<<surfer>> par le vent) d’Massacuhussetts.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

John Kerry — Master of the Present Indicative Tense

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

John Kerry can tell you “This is a pretty pencil” in three languages.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

John Kerry, is that a big house?Oh, Yes yes, that house is very big.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Secretaire Kerry, is this a blue dog? –But no, this dog is not blue. This dog is brown.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

I see no problem with John Kerry conducting negotiations in French so long as the terms of the deal involve pens, dogs, houses, and friends

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

And the main issues are “What color are these simple objects?” and “are these objects nice or bad?”

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry won a critical negotiating point with the French Ambassador. They jointly agreed “We like the films.”

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

@exjon John Kerry appoints to the position of Senior Attache to France, Miss Piggy.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

@exjon La bibli est a cote l’U.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

John Kerry Proclaims:I am liking the singing of the songs of Rock

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

And we are loving the slinging of the slams of hilarity. Even if some of it is in fancy pants French. More, s’il vous plaît!

Update: The shredding continues. Paging Rick Klein!

.@rickklein what’s your fluency levei in French, as you’re claiming you can give Kerry a “not bad” rating in the language?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

.@rickklein rates Kerry’s French: Une vivant organisme. La chambre, l’homme, le discours – comme celui-ci.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

(that’s a google attempt to translate his infamous gushing on Clinton — “the room, the man, the speech — One.”)

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Yes. As Twitchy readers know, he did that. He also squeed over “Obama rising above – disdaining the process – and trying to make the choices bigger, not smaller.”

@aceofspadeshq Kerry’s speech was a living, breathing organism. The countries, languages, one. @rickklein

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) February 27, 2013

.@rickklein, what’s your basis for rendering a presumably-expert opinion on his fluency?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

seriously do you speak French?@rickklein?At what level?Kerry’s?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

I’m sick to death of this constant fucking puffery by media know-nothings on behalf of their fave-rave liberal crushes.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

.@dcdude1776 yeah I love that — “I’ll now speak in English because otherwise Americans might be too BLOWN AWAY by my mastery of French.”

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

He’s going to speak in English because otherwise Americans would be annoyed… not because he only memorized those ten lines.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 27, 2013

Related:

#JohnKerryNewCountries: John Kerry’s ‘Kyrzakhstan’ inspires gaffe-tastic mockery

Heh: John Kerry publicly embraces the American ‘right to be stupid’

What about your gaffes? Secretary of Dunce John Kerry can see ‘Kyrzakhstan’ from his house

Deep thoughts from John Kerry: ‘There is no pause button on the future’

#JKTweets: Predicting John Kerry’s State Dept. ‘JK’ tweets sparks hilarity

 Ace of Spades shatters the media and the babbling ‘Zen of Chuck Hagel’

Ace of Spades shreds media for perpetuating Newtown heckling hoax

Epic drubbing sparks Joan Walsh whine: What’s a little Trutherism? Don’t you know who I am, Ace of Spades ‘morons’?

Ace of Spades continues media smack-down, calls out New York Times for using progressive blog as source on Crowder assault

Shaming the shameless: Ace of Spades destroys media over union violence, Crowder attack embargo

Ace of Spades as ‘King Pimp Paul Ryan’ destroys Joe ‘Chompers’ Biden and his debate lies

Boom! Ace of Spades destroys spin that Obama is ‘too professorial’ to win debates

Lapdog at BuzzFeed ‘reports’: ‘Romney just passed a confederate flag’; Ace of Spades pounds

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes’ bike stolen — will the guilty party lean forward?

http://twitter.com/#!/chrislhayes/status/298852272128016384

MSNBC host Chris Hayes doesn’t care much for heroes, but he needs one now. Some rapscallion — a heckler, perhaps? — has absconded with his bicycle!

The only solution to bad guys with bikes…

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 5, 2013

That bike, of Lean Forward spot fame, lasted five years, which is pretty damn good for an urban bike.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 5, 2013

Awww … it was in a “Lean Forward” ad? That means it’s got sentimental value.

Deadpan joked to the cop “So you guys will find the person who did this in, like, what 2-3 days?” Look on her face was priceless.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 5, 2013

Pffft. Don’t bother with the cops, Chris. If you’re trying to track down a missing bike, Geraldo’s your man.

‘Squint real hard’: DC OFA protesters number in the ones; Stragglers head to wrong protest

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390146185819738115

A few more participants and Organizing for Action will have a veritable knitting circle’s worth of anti-Tea Party protesters at the Capitol.

http://twitter.com/#!/QueenOfScott/status/390150610378452993
http://twitter.com/#!/samuelLBS/status/390152523840897024

Almost!

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390149906566221824

In fairness, some did have trouble finding the protest. They were expecting something a little bigger.

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390150604288319488

Snort!

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390152944139898880
http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390154310925172736
http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390154812387766273

Wait for it …

http://twitter.com/#!/MJL556/status/390150081619304448

Maybe one of those reporters (other than the Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering) can mention this:

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390155356678393856

Truth:

http://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/390151297388654592

Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/390157453632884736

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Team Obama’s attacks on Romney and Bain are ‘crap’

http://twitter.com/#!/CoryBooker/status/204221442685022208

Democrat Mayor Cory Booker was on “Meet the Press” this morning and he didn’t mince his words.

Mayor Cory Booker (D) is about to become a YouTube star. Just referred to Bain attacks as a bunch of crap on Meet the Press.

— nichols120 (@nichols120) May 20, 2012

.@CoryBooker says he's uncomfortable with attacks on private equity.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 20, 2012

Obama surrogate Cory Booker tells @davidgregory he's "very uncomfortable" w attacks on Bain & private equity after being shown Obama ad #MTP

— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovan) May 20, 2012

Booker admits he’s an Obama surrogate, but unlike with most Obama surrogates, that didn’t stop him from telling the truth.

Queit, Cory Booker. How can you call yourself a politician when you make so much sense? #MTP

— Barracks O'Bama (@P0TUS) May 20, 2012

Not only does Cory Booker rock it on Twitter (other politicians should watch and learn from him), he now rocks it on YouTube. We smell a viral video!

VIDEO: Obama Surrogate Cory Booker not comfortable with Bain attacks given it has "done a lot to support businesses" http://t.co/EqhQxU0X

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) May 20, 2012

RT @KevinMaddenDC: Cory Booker hits Obama campaign for attacks on private sector – http://t.co/i7E0n3lm

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 20, 2012

This comes on the heels of another awesome video featuring Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie.

This makes me want to live in NJ. Almost. RT @Politico Chris Christie, Cory Booker join in spoof video – http://t.co/TtW00zFn @corybooker

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 16, 2012

Come into the light, Mr. Booker!

Someone want to drop a change-of-registration form in the mail to Cory Booker?

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 20, 2012

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See update here for how Team Obama took a hatchet to Booker’s video.