Monthly Archives: December 2017

JournoList founder Ezra Klein to leave Washington Post?

http://twitter.com/#!/EWErickson/status/418922974318587904

According to the New York Times, JournoList founder and Wonkblog editor Ezra Klein is preparing to leave the Washington Post to start his own site. The Times reports that Klein “put forward a proposal with detailed revenue projections to build a new website dedicated to explanatory journalism on a wide range of topics beyond political policy,” but the Post’s publisher as well as its owner (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos) declined to fund it.

http://twitter.com/#!/ScottyBurberry/status/418943772857475072
http://twitter.com/#!/john_carbone/status/418940363647508480
http://twitter.com/#!/FilmLadd/status/418938501699084288
http://twitter.com/#!/Bro_Pair/status/418936767996125184
http://twitter.com/#!/bradcundiff/status/418937555619692544
http://twitter.com/#!/pourmecoffee/status/418935176098766849

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Twitchy coverage of Ezra Klein

Petty 80’s band Yello thinks they own phrase ‘Oh yeah’, tell Karl Rove ‘Oh no’

http://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/195878484923514880

80’s band Yello is objecting to the phrase “oh yeah” appearing in Karl Rove’s American Crossroads video, which mocks President Obama. As BuzzFeed said, what a yellow herring. Are they going to go after Hot Air’s Allahpundit next for his fondness for using “Aww yeah?”

But the issue may be a red — or perhaps yellow — herring. Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads, denied they were using Yello’s sound.

“The audio was taken from a sound effect website, then processed and lowered by 4 half-steps for pitch to produce the desired sound for the video,” Collegio said.

So is Barry White next? RT @BuzzFeedBen '80s band Yello did not approve this message from Karl Rove! http://t.co/vabN5Qd9

— Brian Phillips (@SenLeeComs) April 27, 2012

They should join with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, who threatened to “lose his shit” if Obama loses. Oooh, scary. Is he going to ‘sing’ at us? Just don’t sing “Oh yeah,” Adam! Unless that is only disallowed if mocking The One. All things serve The One!

Grow up, Yello, and stop desperately trying to fit in with the Lefty celebrity crowd. What a bunch of yello bellies!

Border Patrol detains Pakistanis, Afghan, two smugglers

Note: Twitchy incorrectly relied on news alerts that described Pakistan and Afghanistan as Middle Eastern. We apologize sincerely for the error and have edited our headline to avoid confusion.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appeared to confirm via a tweetthis morning that eight Syrianillegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security later provided a detail-free update, confirming that “members of two Syrian families, two men, two women and four children, presented themselves at a port of entry in Laredo. They were taken into custody by CBP and turned over to ICE for further processing.”

As if to prove the point that America’s southern border is not exclusiveto Mexican illegals, the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed today that fivemen from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan were detained along the Arizona border today.

Reporter Navideh Forghani says that all six menare members ofwhat the Border Patrol calls “special interest groups”: Five of the men arePakistani,and one isfrom Afghanistan.

FBI spokesman Kurt Remis told ABC 15 that the six men were being smuggled into the country by“some Mexican Nationals.” Two smugglers were arrested and the six men taken into federal custody.

Twitchy will update this post as details become available.

His Generous Girlfriend Spoiled Him Like Crazy. Then, He Took Her Life

After seeing Jordan Meadows calmly confess to brutally murdering his girlfriend, there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s a true psychopath.

The 23-year-old chef met wealthy Chinese heiress Xixi Bi after she moved to Britain to attend Cardiff Metropolitan University. Quickly, she fell in love with him, and for the next two years, she lavished him with expensive gifts and trips abroad. But friends and professors noticed a difference in her. The once-dedicated student was missing classes, had suffered many bruises and a broken jaw, and dropped from a healthy weight to just 98 pounds.

On the night of the murder, Meadows says that Bi would not tell her where she’d been that day. In a jealous rage, he beat her mercilessly, both with his hands and with an unidentified stick-like weapon. He claims that he did not mean to kill her, but a jury disagreed. Meadows was sentenced to life in prison, and he must serve a minimum of 18 years.

Watch below as, in true psychopathic fashion, Meadows has no remorse while recounting the night he killed Bi. At times, he even appears to be hiding his face from the camera and smiling.

Read More: His Kids Called 911 And Pleaded With Him To Stop, But It Just Got Worse

Meadows called for an ambulance after attacking Bi, but she died as a result of her injuries just a few hours later. In court, her brother, Zexun, said:

“Xixi was needlessly and selfishly killed by Jordan Matthews, a person which she trusted. Xixi was a kind, friendly, approachable person. She was intelligent and had the whole world in front of her. My father and mother will never get to see Xixi get married, and won’t get the opportunity to hand over the running of the company. The company was a multi million pound company, and Xixi was in line to take over that company.”

“The heart has been ripped out of our family. We as a family will never come to terms with our loss, and Xixi will always be in our hearts however broken they are.”

(via Daily Mail)

Was an Israeli training photo twisted by Hamas for propaganda? [pic]

@Za1d @no1afc
You dont know that!
That would be done for first aid training.

— ron ware (@140ron) July 12, 2014
http://twitter.com/#!/Za1d/status/487887877297016833

This was retweeted more than 12,000 times but does this picture really depict what Zaid Ali says it does?

http://twitter.com/#!/safawazhere/status/487899882280058880

Indeed. Sounds like some crackpot tinfoil hat stuff to us—or more likely an intentional lie, which is unconscionable.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricAvital/status/488161417653006339

This is the caption of the photo from the supplied link (translated from Hebrew into English via Google):

Corporal planted Elbaz (20) Jerusalem is a trauma instructor at Training 10 Zrifin. Netta Instructor medics, doctors and soldiers from various units in trauma – any injury caused by, bruises and falls. In addition, she utilizes her skills to decorate makeup previous simulation dolls and even soldiers wounds dummy during drills and tests. “I love my department,” she says, “There is a family atmosphere.”

The image shows up on a Vietnamese news site as well, as part of a photo spread of female Israeli soldiers. The caption indicates the photo is of “practice” in an ambulance.

Makeup special effects are often used to simulate casualties for training personnel to deal with various trauma scenarios. There is little reason to think the picture in question is anything but that.

If the picture was really to fake a TV news story then show us the TV news story in which the fake injuries appeared.

http://twitter.com/#!/EricAvital/status/488214357373763584
http://twitter.com/#!/safawazhere/status/488448106627751937

Progress?

Teachers Union strike enters 2nd week; Update: Emanuel: City to file suit

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/247469998719778816

Teachers will remain on strike. Chicago schools will not have classes for at least the immediate future as a deal was not reached with the Chicago Teachers Union.

#CTUStrike continues. No school Monday or Tuesday. Thoughts? #Chicago

— Tisha Lewis (@TishaLewis) September 16, 2012

stupid teachers get back to work!! you're hurting the children!! #CTUstrike

— Jess Nuñez ن (@jess_nnz) September 16, 2012

And the CPS strike continues… #ctustrike

— Omar A. Cervantes (@OCervantes12) September 16, 2012

More from Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union:

Karen Lewis; delegates "aren't happy" "the big elephant in the room is closing of 200 schools" #CTUstrike

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) September 16, 2012

Karen Lewis: "its not a personal thing to me" won't say she's disappointed #CTUstrike

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) September 16, 2012

Karen Lewis: teachers "feel rushed" and want more time #CTUstrike

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) September 16, 2012

Karen Lewis: "thinks parents understand" #CTUstrike

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) September 16, 2012

Karen Lewis "this is the deal we got" won't call it a good deal; she did yesterday #CTUstrike

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) September 16, 2012

Update:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will file a lawsuit to try to force the end of the strike.

BREAKING: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city will file lawsuit to force end of teachers strike

— The Associated Press (@AP) September 17, 2012

Oh snap! WH tweets inadvertent truth about canceled insurance plans?

No more dropping coverage if you get sick.

No more denying coverage for a pre-existing condition.

#Obamacare, http://t.co/eDqekoqCnf

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 31, 2013

The White House Twitter feed was up to some lie-pushing antics Wednesday afternoon and evening.

http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/395643890339827712

Sigh. You do realize that no one believes the bald-faced lies anymore, right? Citizens gave the White House the business:

http://twitter.com/#!/EntoDoc/status/395721186887598080
http://twitter.com/#!/PimpMastGeneral/status/395709487681507330
http://twitter.com/#!/rvolt24/status/395708577668530176

Yep. Purposeful lies.

The ludicrous photo that was tweeted is a proven lie. But, did the White House actually inadvertently admit the truth in the tweet itself?

http://twitter.com/#!/ranjoesta/status/395707550236037123
http://twitter.com/#!/jackbrazen/status/395766547915874304
http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForce/status/395738583069229056

Truth-boom!

“@WhiteHouse: No more dropping coverage if you get sick.
#Obamacare, http://t.co/YilQHkbitH”

Our president has been outed as a liar.— Chief Knockahoma (@jarrodbcecil) October 31, 2013

Bingo. Is it any surprise his poll numbers are plummeting? No one likes a president whose pants are on fire while he sneers in contempt at those who are hurting.

Related:

Truth-ache! Why are Obama’s poll numbers plummeting? Monica Crowley sums it up

Bombshell: Obama officials said more than half of employer-sponsored health plans will be canceled

‘His subsidy amount is?’ White House touts low Obamacare premium; Citizens have questions

Gasping for breath, period! Obama describes his ‘keep your plan’ lie [Photoshop]

‘Unprecedented chutzpah’: Obama says citizens lamenting health insurance loss are ‘grossly misleading’

Despicable Obama: Lost that coverage you liked? ‘Just shop around!’

NBC reports ‘Obama knew millions would lose coverage’; Citizens wonder why media ignored facts about three year old law

Dear President Pants on Fire, meet Americans who have one question: ‘I like my plan, why can’t I keep it?’

Shock headline makes shock poll even more shocking: Nazis are (apparently) everywhere

The poll, conducted after a full week of media coverage of Charlottesville and the aftermath, was sponsored and funded by the Washington Post and ABC News, but it was the headline and tweet added by The Hill that really spiced things up and convinced a lot of people on social media that the number of Nazis in the United States is in the double digits.

TPM editor calls DCCC ‘your new borderline personality boyfriend/girlfriend’

http://twitter.com/#!/sandymaxey/status/515255966896754688

We’ve been counting on National Review’s Jonah Goldberg to keep us updated on the increasing desperation to be found in Democrat fundraising emails. With email headers like, “I need you,”  “please don’t say no jonah,” “disappointed jonah,” “All Hope Is Lost,” and “ACCEPT DEFEAT,” astute Twitchy readers have noted that “It’s like an abusive husband” keeping in touch.

Of course, Goldberg isn’t the only one on the receiving end of the Democrats’ pleas, and liberal Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall and followers are noting a similar trend of increasing desperation.

The DCCC is your new borderline personality boyfriend/girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/uAPrXzOFnF

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 25, 2014

@joshtpm that's pretty much how you could describe the fundraising phone calls I've had from them. Aggressively unpleasant.

— _BVM (@_BVM) September 25, 2014

@joshtpm I'm about ready to get a restraining order

— Rowena Pelayo (@rgpelayo) September 25, 2014

@joshtpm this one was borderline sexual predator. pic.twitter.com/454laEmBW5

— Tim Bourcet (@TimBourcet) September 25, 2014

@joshtpm if so many of us think this is unpalatable (and we do) why is DCCC getting such robust hauls of $$$ in response to these appeals?

— Dan S (@Dsquared75) September 25, 2014

@Dsquared75 I wouldn't say unpalatable. More like awesome, hilarious.

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 25, 2014

Hilarious? Absolutely.