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‘Dems never learn’: Another Clinton crony considering congressional run? Make it stop!

16 hours 57 min ago

Oh come on. https://t.co/3eRiB91i3u

— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) April 25, 2017

We’re really doing this?

Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Va. governor, is testing the waters for a congressional runhttps://t.co/g7Dha3XSPK

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 25, 2017

More from the Washington Post:

Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, said she is weighing a run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) in the 10th Congressional District next year.

“I really am very seriously considering it,” Dorothy McAuliffe said in a brief interview Tuesday morning as she visited a Manassas middle school in the district, where the McAuliffes maintain a home.

She declined to say when she plans to make a decision.

Why wait to make a decision? It seems pretty straightforward: DON’T DO IT.

@washingtonpost Dems never learn. Remember what happened last time a woman thought she could achieve a certain office b/c of her husband? #CrookedHillary

— Alan Wilson (@AlWilson725) April 25, 2017

@washingtonpost @Newsplex Nope, nada…can't be soon enough to get rid of @TerryMcAuliffe, dang sure don't want another.

— Palmbeacher ⛱ (@Palmbeacher57) April 25, 2017

The last thing our government needs is more Clinton cronies.

@washingtonpost No thanks

— Meli Arrizabaleta (@arrizabaleta) April 25, 2017

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren accidentally BUSTS Dem narrative on charter schools

19 hours 23 min ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered her congratulations today to the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, but there’s a catch…

No surprise here that MA has the best teacher in the US. Congrats to 2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee from Codman Academy! pic.twitter.com/ZcQ6D7dBES

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 25, 2017

…Codman Academy is one of those awful charter schools Dems are always criticizing:

Charter. School. https://t.co/w9YQlvYep6

— Brent Cochran (@BrentCochran1) April 25, 2017

Charter school #FTW https://t.co/Ibe8WwoSIW

— Patrick Goodwin (@patgoodwinESQ) April 25, 2017

And it goes to a charter school teacher. Go figure. https://t.co/4u8rHoSswc

— REPUBLICANforLIBERTY (@_Republicans_) April 25, 2017

Now we’ll wait for congratulations from the unions:

.@SenWarren is right. Now, when will @massteacher congratulate Chaffee? I wonder why they haven't? Hmmm… https://t.co/O3G4JOqU6C

— Matthew Ryan (@MatRyanELATeach) April 25, 2017

Yeah, that won’t happen.

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How progressive! Vox’s Dylan Matthews committed as ever to screwing the working class

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 23:46

@dylanmatt If we could tax your undeserved arrogance, we'd balance the national debt.

— I'm The Bomb (@MeosoFunny) April 25, 2017

“The Smartest Thinkers, The Toughest Questions.” Vox has worked hard to justify making that their slogan, and today’s deep thoughts from writer Dylan Matthews are an important reminder of their commitment to intellectual excellence.

I really wish the US health reform discussion would treat alcohol/tobacco control as more central, for these reasons https://t.co/4TDQEoIKLa

— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) April 25, 2017

More than a year and a half after pushing these sound policy suggestions:

I want really high taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar.
I want to ban human drivers ASAP.
And I want gun control.
It's not an either/or.

— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) October 2, 2015

He’s still at it:

Universal coverage is obviously important. But making alcohol, tobacco, and driving vastly more expensive is arguably more so.

— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) April 25, 2017

That’s an awful lot of stupid to sift through. So let’s not waste any time.

@dylanmatt that's a stupid idea

— Crftbrlvr (@Klaus_Flauten) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt Well aren't you just a little dictator?

— Corey Vollinger (@corey_vollinger) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt Bad idea, many unintended consequences… But you're from vox, par for the course.

— Bruce Lee (@caxtman) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt why do you hate poor people?

— rewrite omitted#7089 (@JohnFict) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt Finally, someone gets it. Only the upper class should be allowed to have access to vices and luxuries.

— Sheepdog5931 (@sheepdog5931) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt Yeah!! Screw the poor people!! Only drink, cigs and driving for the rich!! …..FO

— Long little doggie (@54Doggie) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt YES! TAX THE POOR INTO SUBMISSION!!! / "progressive"

— Bugs Meany (@Bugs_Meany) April 25, 2017

"let's make driving vastly more expensive" is the sort of thing only an amazingly cloistered urbanite can talk himself into https://t.co/ERgAeHWwqc

— PoliMath (@politicalmath) April 25, 2017

People: We need to close the gaps between rich and poor.

Same people: We need to make driving so expensive only rich people can do it. https://t.co/zVgRMXOHhD

— neontaster (@neontaster) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt So you want to make it more expensive for the working poor to get to their jobs?

— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt So basically you hate poor and working class people and want to take away the things that help them derive some small pleasure in life…

— Christopher Blake (@Colonel_Ice84) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt I, too, long for the day when my every life choice goes through a complicated process of government approval.

Independence is overrated.

— Jeff Campbell (@Darchmare) April 25, 2017

@dylanmatt Who are you and will you please stay out of my life? Thanks.

— marie rich (@rich_marie) April 25, 2017

Now there’s a good suggestion.

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Related:

Poor hardest hit: Vox writer sets course for progressive utopia with list of wants

What could go wrong? Bill de Blasio’s REALLY proud of how much cigarettes are about to cost in NYC

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‘March for SILENCE’: Greg Gutfeld shreds March for Science and Bill Nye over ‘climate change dogma’

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:05

Wowza, Greg Gutfeld decimated the March for Science and Bill Nye in this bit. Watch:

Gutfeld: Why does debate scare Bill Nye? | Fox News Video https://t.co/Vm48jOTE9w

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 25, 2017

“Climate fear is Bill Nye’s livelihood, it’s his game …”

Bill Nye was scared to debate a real scientist. Of course we all know Nye isn’t a scientist and would likely be decimated by a real one so who can blame him?

Gutfeld can.

@greggutfeld He is not a true scientist, of course, and like any fraud, he's afraid of being exposed.

— Danielle Hatfield (@amiablehermit) April 25, 2017

And losing his paycheck; Nye coincidentally has a new show on Netflix.

On that note we highly suggest you avoid watching it though … somehow singing vaginas are science.

Don’t ask.

@greggutfeld this man is so annoying

— Lynne Jacobs (@LynneJacobs1) April 25, 2017

@greggutfeld For the same reason that a Rottweiler scares a cat.

— ExGOP Glenn O'Bannon (@GMenGlenn) April 25, 2017

Eat ’em up in ONE bite. Yup.

@greggutfeld If Bill Nye is a scientist, I'm going to Dr. Dre for surgery.

— Glenn Morris (@glenn2455304) April 25, 2017

We wouldn’t suggest you do that, just saying.

@greggutfeld Because he's not a real scientist, he just played 1 in TV and he still has the bowtie and lab coat costume.

— Sunny Kobe Cook (@SunnyKobeCook) April 25, 2017

But hey, we hear he does a heckuva Steve Martin impression.

Related:

‘Cannot be unseen’: This CRINGEWORTHY performance intro’d by Bill Nye is ‘why Trump won’ https://t.co/EFx4LxTQiD

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017

SCIENCE! Sean Spicer parody fools another gaggle of pissy Lefties during the March for Sciencehttps://t.co/ZRfga0RVPx

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017

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If only Samantha Power knew someone who could’ve righted these wrongs over the past 8 years…

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:27

You sat on the sidelines for years as Assad systemically slaughtered his own people in Syria.

Pipe down. https://t.co/xCtH80DHqp

— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) April 24, 2017

Former Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power is sorry, y’all, for not doing more to recognize the Armenian genocide:

I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the #Armenian Genocide

— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) April 24, 2017

Too little, too late:

I guess for 8 years it just slipped their minds… https://t.co/JujZkpbsz4

— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) April 24, 2017

Remember when Obama promised to do so?

Obama had promised to recognized the genocide during his campaign, but he never did. https://t.co/yI3zvSiusp

— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) April 24, 2017

This was a big broken campaign promise by Obama https://t.co/2coEtjEMvS

— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) April 24, 2017

We look forward to her next apology on Syria:

Or the Syrian one? https://t.co/fphskNoPkj

— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) April 24, 2017

One down and one to go!

At least that's one ignored genocide apologized for. One to go. https://t.co/wIck4mWZFp

— Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) April 24, 2017

And what’s with her post-Obama concern-trolling? Take this story, for example, on all of the items confiscated from illegal immigrants stopped at the Mexican border:

Rosaries confiscated from undocumented migrants by US border patrol agents. From a story in the @NewYorker https://t.co/lmVmPzM04f pic.twitter.com/n7iABgKFbY

— Michael J O'Loughlin (@MikeOLoughlin) March 20, 2017

Those rosaries do make for a powerful image, which Power noted:

So much in this picture https://t.co/qasqWcjufZ

— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 20, 2017

But only if you click on the article do you realize that the objects in the artist’s photographs, Tom Kiefer, are from his time working as a janitor at at C.B.P. processing center in Ajo, Arizona during the Obama administration:

In 2014—after more than a decade working with C.B.P., and after seven years of sneaking out the trash—Kiefer quit his job to work on “El Sueño Americano” full-time. One day in Ajo, he ran into a secretary from his old job: the C.B.P. agents, she told him, were “furious” that he’d spent his on-the-clock time “stealing” government property for a private project.

Kiefer “sees his project as a counterweight to C.B.P.’s dehumanizing practices,” which we wonder if Power knows that all of this happened on her watch, too.

Or how about this comment of her’s responding to Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict?

"You're defending the shrines,which have never existed in Idlib and Homs".Student challenges IRGC's Abbasi for Iran's role in Syria(Eng sub) pic.twitter.com/2p3zXcZxAA

— Iran in Syrian war (@warreports) April 23, 2017

Remarkable https://t.co/g0RUWgHYnW

— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) April 24, 2017

Or her newfound concern for Yemen?

How many more five-siren alarms are needed for the fate of actual Yemenis to matter? https://t.co/Zw4p3povoR

— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) April 16, 2017

Or this on Assad’s chemical weapons which Obama supposedly got rid of?

And not Assad's chemical weapons attacks? https://t.co/0Kh6L5fqPz

— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) April 5, 2017

If only Samantha Power knew someone who could’ve righted these wrongs over the past 8 years…

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Heap big F-U too! Big Chief YipYap Elizabeth Warren gives Trump an F for first 100 days, fails herself

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:05

Man, Elizabeth Warren giving Trump an F is REALLY going to bother him.

Oh wait, no it’s not.

Warren gives Trump an "F" for his first 100 days https://t.co/i4RPruc4FJ pic.twitter.com/2Fle6nHAbF

— The Hill (@thehill) April 25, 2017

And this is news …

@thehill I'm sure Trump is so worried about what she says.

— Doris (@Doris86556146) April 25, 2017

Like anyone would expect anything other than an “F” from one of the biggest flunkies on the Left.

@thehill I couldn't imagine a more ringing endorsement!!https://t.co/hhOB4nkGOO

— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) April 25, 2017

@thehill Goofy beth at her best lol Sending more smoke signals to nowhere

— Sal (@SundevilSal) April 25, 2017

@thehill Color me shocked – a partisan Democrat criticizing a Republican president.

— Craig(5280) (@craigmillionair) April 25, 2017

We couldn’t be more shocked if we woke up tomorrow morning and found our heads sewn to the carpet. True story.

@thehill I give her an "I" for incomplete and incompetent.

— Girl Friday85 (@GFriday85) April 25, 2017

We give her a D, for “dopey”. Sorry President Trump, we had to use it.

On that note, guess what grade Hillary Clinton got for her first 100 days as president?

OH WAIT.

Related:

Larry Elder’s truth-slam about Trump’s biggest accomplishment in first 100 days is pure BOOMITYhttps://t.co/1l3nnYNAev

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2017

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Left wing talking head Chris Hayes gets REKT for ranting about ‘right wing media’ covering free speech

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:40

Watching a talking head from an obviously leftist-biased “outlet” like MSNBC complain about how other networks report on things is sorta like watching a dog with a human body.

It’s just not right, and in fact it might make you a little nauseous.

Case in point:

If you haven't been paying attention to right wing media recently,it's *amazing* how much attention current campus controversies have gotten

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 25, 2017

It’s *amazing* that people care about free speech.

Get outta here.

But modern conservatism's emotional fuel is grievance and persecution, so they need to focus on Berkeley campus.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 25, 2017

Yes, it’s the conservatives who need to feel persecuted … remind us again who keeps protesting about vaginas and science?

You'd think liberals arts undergrads had the nuclear codes.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 25, 2017

Those undergrads would need to have a job to even come CLOSE to those nuclear codes and we all know THAT ain’t happenin’ anytime soon.

@chrislhayes Yes. It's weird to worry about what kids are being taught.

— Amy (@AmyOtto8) April 25, 2017

The nerve.

@chrislhayes pic.twitter.com/ssiAo13IN5

— Amy (@AmyOtto8) April 25, 2017

@AmyOtto8 you should watch the most popular conservative media some times.

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 25, 2017

@chrislhayes @AmyOtto8 Hot take from liberal media right there.

— Jim Dandy (@lordthx1139) April 25, 2017

SO much wreckage!

IMAX-levels of projection here. https://t.co/5W50NUQePr

— neontaster (@neontaster) April 25, 2017

Imma let you finish but first you need to bake me a cake. https://t.co/AGp0ZR7xUq

— Heather (@hboulware) April 25, 2017

We can’t tell if the Left is just that clueless or deliberately ignores their own behavior.

Maybe a little bit of both.

@chrislhayes Modern leftists are the ones rioting and burning their campus down… how is that conservatives' fault?

— Professor Fate (@SpacePirate_JFT) April 25, 2017

Silly, EVERYTHING is our fault.

@chrislhayes The lack of self awareness of this tweet is STAGGERING.

Liberalism is literally kept alive by creating generations of "victims".

— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) April 25, 2017

Ultimately Chris fails to see the irony of his complaining about any bias in the media.

@chrislhayes You're kidding, right? The progressive left's entire playbook is emotional grievances and projection

— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) April 25, 2017

Makes you wonder if this whole rant was a joke but nope … pretty sure he’s not kidding.

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Is President Trump prepared to accept blimps, motion sensors as bricks in his border wall?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 01:29

As Twitchy reported, House Democrats have presented a list of demands they expect to be met if Republicans want to avoid a government shutdown. For one, they say they won’t accept any Republican budget proposal that funds President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

.@SenSchumer to reporters on funding negotiations: "If they insist on a wall, they're insisting on a a government shut down."

— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 24, 2017

That threat — or attempt at a threat — has a lot of politicians and pundits speculating Monday night about the wall, which obviously was a central campaign promise and many expected to be under construction by now.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, for one, made it pretty clear that there isn’t going to be a wall, or at least one solid wall from coast-to-coast. At this point, he says, the “wall” is more of a catch-all term for border security.

Sen. Lindsey Graham says they're not actually going to build a wall across the entire southern border & that it would be hard to fund.

— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) April 24, 2017

"Border walls and fences are part of an overall plan but there will never be a 2,200-mile wall built. Period."-Sen. Lindsey Graham

— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) April 24, 2017

The wall, explains Lindsey Graham, has become a "metaphor for border security," i.e. not a literal wall.

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 24, 2017

FWIW this is the correct policy direction for those that care about securing the border. An actual wall makes no sense in many areas. https://t.co/ILaEBkS1M8

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 24, 2017

If I had recommended this policy in 2016, my mentions would've been Pepe frogs yelling at me to get on the MAGA Trump Train. https://t.co/cx0G2xvnFe

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) April 25, 2017

Lindsey Graham says a lot of things, but it seems that President Trump would be OK with moving the fight over funding the border wall, whatever it might turn out to look like, to the fall.

BREAKING: Trump now open to getting $$$ for border wall this fall, instead of via this week's spending bill w govt shutdown crisis looming.

— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) April 24, 2017

& on #MTP yesterday Priebus said they'd be ok w/ "either the construction or the planning or enough to get going" -> https://t.co/0mpwhFNaud https://t.co/OoDoae7lq8

— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) April 25, 2017

On funding the border wall, Trump said he could get it this week or the administration could come back to it in September.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) April 24, 2017

WH official confirms that Trump opened door to getting WALL funding this fall, instead of this week, in meeting with conservative journos https://t.co/4NaBSVcvrj

— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 24, 2017

"I think you're going to get a down payment on border security, generally." Sen. Portman tonight on budget/wall talks, per @daveweigel

— Robert Costa (@costareports) April 24, 2017

That’s a bit of a come-down … instead of a big, beautiful wall, Republican senators are now talking about a down-payment on some vague improvement to border security. Could some of the “wall” actually be strategically placed blimps and motion detectors instead of concrete?

Some chatter on CapHill that Trump could agree to border security provisions like blimps, fences motion detectors & call it a "wall"

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 24, 2017

There may even be a couple of couches pushed together. https://t.co/wY3malvbns

— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 24, 2017

Or, to put it another way, policy experts got through to Trump. https://t.co/H74EjLXIcJ

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 24, 2017

That’s not what Trump promised, but as his approval numbers seem to show, the vast majority of those who voted for him aren’t regretting it. Some are demanding the wall, while others are fine without it if border security can be beefed up in other ways.

@ChadPergram As a Trump supporter I'd be great with that

— Escobedo (@margo_escobedo) April 24, 2017

@ChadPergram Not a wall and his voters will be pissed

— Laus Deo (@Libertea47) April 24, 2017

@ChadPergram An Israel style triple-layer fence was always better than a wall. But it can't just be "sensors" and "technology." Must be physical barrier

— Bill David (@proust1974) April 24, 2017

@ChadPergram Fence? Yes. Everything else? No. needs to be a physical barrier. Not necessarily on 100% of border, but must expand where currently exists.

— bob (@artxmaverick) April 24, 2017

@ChadPergram @RMConservative Don't care what it's made of, as long as it works.

— Lynn Ylam (@PatriotPure) April 24, 2017

@ChadPergram To hell with that. We want the damn wall!!!

— Beamin (@Beamin4Trump) April 24, 2017

Mickey Kaus is pretty sure Trump had better deliver the wall he promised.

Trump has 2 build wall. It's why his core voters put up with him! But doesn't have 2 B funded in shutdown bill. Did someone tell him it did? https://t.co/G47AGXVboV

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) April 24, 2017

If Trump doesn't get Wall built he loses much of base. If he PICKS A GRATUITOUS FIGHT ON THE WALL & THEN CAVES ON THE WALL, heaven help him.

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) April 24, 2017

@kausmickey wall fetishism

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 24, 2017

@jpodhoretz If so, true of both sides. Why are Dems so 100% adamantly opposed if it won't work?

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) April 24, 2017

Being 100 percent opposed to everything is the way of the resistance. But who doesn’t like drones?

"Drones." Ugh. Drones are how Gangof8ers always try 2 buy off GOP base. DT asking 4 Wall & getting drones worse than not asking #justbuildit

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) April 25, 2017

"Border security" funds instead of wall funding was always the deal. Certain WH elements wanted to fight. Others always understood reality.

— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) April 25, 2017

Trump had dinner with Graham and Sen. John McCain earlier tonight … wonder if they talked about that border wall that Graham is 100 percent sure will never be built.

Pray for @POTUS. He's having dinner tonight with the McCain's and Lindsey Graham.

— John Andrus (@YahannanWings) April 24, 2017

 

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Wow, Howard Dean just will not give up on his argument that hate speech isn’t protected

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:53

In case you came in late, it was last Thursday when former presidential candidate Howard Dean chimed in on a tweet about Ann Coulter, asserting simply that hate speech does not enjoy First Amendment protections.

Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment. https://t.co/DOct3xcLoY

— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 21, 2017

Four days later, we’ve lost track of how many times Dean has attempted (unsuccessfully) to shore up that stunning claim; as we reported earlier, it appeared that he had managed to quadruple-down over the weekend during an appearance on MSNBC.

There doesn’t appear to be any end in sight. The New York Times provided some much-needed backup Monday with an op-ed in defense of campus snowflakes, claiming that “freedom of expression is not an unchanging absolute,” and that freedom of speech in 2017 means “balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community.”

Even Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald couldn’t let that rhetorical tire fire stand without comment.

When I read the twisted irrationality 4 speech suppression in NYTimes today, I KNEW the writer would end up being a college administrator.

— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) April 24, 2017

@kurteichenwald How can I be agreeing with Eichenwald?!

— Dennis Markham (@KeepsinItRealz) April 24, 2017

It’s a strange feeling, to be certain, but freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment should not be this difficult to comprehend. And yet there was Howard Dean, still thrashing about.

Kurt is a a treasure but I disagree. Free speech is not absolute. More protection in US than anywhere else but SCOTUS has repeatedly ruled https://t.co/2Uwv9NM67V

— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 24, 2017

@GovHowardDean Thanks 4 compliment! But I still disagree. If Sup Ct says something not protected speech, it isn't. But here, talking about offensive speech

— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) April 24, 2017

Yes, offensive speech should not be banned. But incitement to violence is not protected and that has been litigated multiple times. https://t.co/vJkgt8VylD

— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) April 24, 2017

Yeah, we know … CHAPLINSKY! But what does any of this have to do with his initial tweet about “hate speech” not being protected?

@GovHowardDean A retreat to a defensible stance, worded to imply you were right before.

Don't compensate for good lawyers' smarts with bad ones' sleaze.

— Anthony Bennett (@AJBSaysThings) April 24, 2017

@GovHowardDean Stop debating this until you know facts.

— Linda (@lmcd9999_l) April 24, 2017

We’re pretty sure he knows the facts, but he’s been digging this hole for days now.

@GovHowardDean The same libs that say Trump supporters are fascist, that opposing illegal immigration is racist/xenophobic, want to "restrict" hate speech.

— Shane Hills (@0toygunanthem0) April 24, 2017

@GovHowardDean Everything is "hate speech' to the new left. Look at how other left leaning countries restrict speech.

— Shane Hills (@0toygunanthem0) April 24, 2017

@GovHowardDean Mr Dean – Know how to tell when you're covered in dog doodoo? When it's day 3 & you're 80+ tweets into explaining. Lick your wounds already.

— Mark Thompson (@MarkThompson621) April 24, 2017

 

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WELCOME BACK! Chris Cillizza heralds arrival of ‘golden age of political reporting’

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:15

It’s often noted how the mainstream media has been welcomed back into the “reporting” fold after a multi-year slumber for many. Hopefully many of them don’t dislocate their shoulders patting themselves on the backs:

Between @maggieNYT, @AshleyRParker, @GlennThrush and @costareports, we are seeing a wealth of revealing White House coverage. Respect.

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 24, 2017

Chris Cillizza, formerly of the Washington Post and now with CNN, certainly agrees:

This is a golden age of political reporting https://t.co/A0D3LvjdLM

— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 24, 2017

It’s also the “golden age” of those same journos helping shamelessly spin Obama’s legacy.

@CillizzaCNN Is this a joke?

— exile (@philboldt) April 24, 2017

It’s difficult to tell anymore.

*fartnoise.mp3* https://t.co/iBXsk7yJKO

— BT (@back_ttys) April 24, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/0gbNCtb6Tz

— J.T. Gilgo (@JTGilgo) April 24, 2017

@CillizzaCNN Media echo chamber

— Matthew Reyna (@MatthewReynaTX) April 24, 2017

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Professor apologizes for his part in bringing about the ‘very real pain’ caused by Charles Murray visit

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:03

It’s been well over a month since Charles Murray, the political scientist, author, and Southern Poverty Law Center “extremist file”  subject, attempted to speak at Middlebury College and instead was “physically and violently confronted by a group of protestors.”

There was real pain felt at the event: as Murray and a Middlebury professor tried to leave campus, demonstrators pulled the professor’s hair and twisted her neck, sending her to the hospital.

That’s not the sort of pain that another Middlebury assistant professor was talking about when he posted an apology online last week.

Middlebury's @bnjohns apologizes for inviting @charlesmurray to campus. Reads like a confession at a Soviet trial. https://t.co/abHJmLzvqp

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 22, 2017

Middlebury Professor Apologizes To Rioters For Inviting Charles Murray: https://t.co/0L0OYjJEf4

— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) April 24, 2017

@AsheSchow Something about inmates and an asylum comes to mind.

— Michael pratschner (@mpratschner) April 24, 2017

Bertram Johnson, associate professor of political science and chair of the department, claimed it was a mistake to have offered “a symbolic departmental co-sponsorship” to the Charles Murray event.

“… to my deep regret, it contributed to a feeling of voicelessness that many already experience on this campus, and it contributed to the very real pain that many people – particularly people of color – have felt as a result of this event,” he wrote.

Wow … the embarrassing and damning YouTube videos posted showing the mob inside the venue make it pretty clear they were anything but voiceless. And if people felt pain because Murray was invited to the campus, at least they sent someone to the hospital in return, right?

This professor teaches Spinelessness, Advanced Totalitarian Acceptance and Compliant Subjection at @Middlebury. Send your kids there. https://t.co/vzznRDEDBy

— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) April 24, 2017

Even the fact that he posted his mea culpa nearly seven weeks after the event seems pretty spineless; still, as he mentions in his apology, Middlebury is still debating “what to do next,” so there’s no rush.

@yesnicksearcy @Middlebury Disgraceful.

— Jeff Stillman (@jstillman1960) April 24, 2017

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Related:

Wellesley's Commission for Ethnicity, Race, and Equity offers tips to avoid pain, injury caused by guest speakers https://t.co/yCPUTPjWmk

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 24, 2017

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FIRE UP! Al Gore reminds exhausted progressive marchers there’s ANOTHER march soon

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:38

from the desk of America's largest carbon footprint, Al give you this…. https://t.co/YemC930V0z

— Ó Scolaid Òg (@WeWhoDieSaluteU) April 24, 2017

Now that the Women’s March, March for Science and Earth Day events are barely behind everybody, Al Gore took to Twitter to let his followers know not to sit down just yet:

We made history in 2014. On April 29, 2017, we’ll do it again. Join us. https://t.co/psIc5pbN3k #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/RO2hupMP6r

— Al Gore (@algore) April 24, 2017

How much jet & SUV limo exhaust will be spewed into the air as the result of rich, famous and hypocritical eco-alarmists traveling to these marches? Stay tuned.

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Uh-oh: Did Geraldo just make a racist argument against the border wall?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:24

Don't you have a vault or something to open somewhere? https://t.co/3K0nkzVIPa

— Daniel Wright (@MadFiest) April 24, 2017

Will the Great Wall of Trump ever be built? The jury’s still out on that one, but Geraldo Rivera knows at least one thing for sure:

Border #Wall great to keep out gardeners, baby sitters, pizza delivery boys, dish washers& fruit pickers-It will not stop pro drug smugglers

— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 24, 2017

Gee, Geraldo. Don’t you think that statement’s a little, oh, we don’t know … problematic?

Basically, Geraldo is saying people from Mexico are not capable of anything other than menial jobs. https://t.co/gfowB2h4KH

— Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) April 24, 2017

That’s kinda what it sounds like.

@GeraldoRivera Is that all you think they can do?

— Sherry Swain (@SherrySwain) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera So you're saying illegals from Mexico are only good enough to hold low paying jobs? #Racist!!!!

— The Mid Merican (@TheMidMerican) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera Wow. Been racist long?

— Bill Rowland (@Tigerbill) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera Very racist comment @GeraldoRivera

— Susan Schaffer (@susanlschaffer1) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera That seems pretty racist. Is that all the illegals do?

— Mitch (@mitch_won) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera What a racist comment! My family is from Mexico and we do none of those jobs.More skilled labor than that

— John Horn (@JohnPHorn) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera Hey Jerry, way to sound like a huge freakin bigot by stereotyping. Nothing like a raging leftist to show off that racial bias

— G (@TCC_Grouchy) April 24, 2017

@GeraldoRivera My God, I can just imagine the screams of outrage from the MSM if a member of the Trump administration tweeted something this insensitive.

— DOB1234 (@DOB1234) April 24, 2017

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SCIENCE! Sean Spicer parody fools another gaggle of pissy Lefties during the March for Science

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:00

Over the weekend, the Left had ANOTHER march, this time for science.

We don’t get it either but apparently the Trump administration is out to get science … although we’re not entirely sure where they got that idea. Granted, they blame Trump for any and everything they think MIGHT be happening so it’s no surprise they marched again.

Really the best part of any march is watching the Sean Spicer parody account, @sean_spicier, fool and destroy pissy Lefties.

OK, marchers. You win. The climate is no longer changing. Participation trophies are in the mail.

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 22, 2017

Hey, it’s the small things, right?

Due to all the marches, the average liberal has lost 8 pounds since the election.

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 22, 2017

This one really ticked ’em off …

I'd hate to run into the guy at an Apple store pic.twitter.com/HoZqUbMNUF

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2017

Whoa. He broke out the CAPS.

Tweeters still having problems understanding Twitter pic.twitter.com/u7ZvFB22TD

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 23, 2017

Dude used a word like causation and couldn’t figure out he was whining at a parody

Adorable.

Give me a minute………Yes pic.twitter.com/cmlKR8OvDk

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 22, 2017

ABSOLUTELY.

In fact it’s what some of us do for a living … ahem.

Still not there yet pic.twitter.com/O2rikF012M

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 22, 2017

Umm.

Seems a bit worked up for before 8am pic.twitter.com/nn63uozxzz

— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 22, 2017

Huh. This one tweeted twice and still didn’t bother to look for the blue check.

Seems sciency types don’t know a parody from the real thing either … and we thought scientists were supposed to be smart?

Related:

‘Cannot be unseen’: This CRINGEWORTHY performance intro’d by Bill Nye is ‘why Trump won’ https://t.co/EFx4LxTQiD

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017

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That’s HILARIOUS: Democrats give Republicans ‘list of demands’ to keep government running (HA!)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:15

Next Democrats will threaten Republicans with a massive tax CUT … as if shutting down the bloated, overreaching government is a threat to the GOP.

House Dems are providing a list of demands Republicans must meet if they want votes to keep the government running https://t.co/GlhRCL0Ks5 pic.twitter.com/Q6CHP9udrg

— POLITICO (@politico) April 23, 2017

GO FOR IT.

Knock yourselves out. Shut it down.

From Politico:

House Democrats are ready to flex their muscles, providing a list of demands Republicans must meet if they want Democratic votes to keep the government running beyond Friday. And they could be key players on tax reform and infrastructure in the coming months, if Trump ends up needing bipartisan buy-in.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

House Democrats are irrelevant. https://t.co/gi13P64T2e

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 23, 2017

We triple dog dare you.

@politico We don't negotiate with terrorists.

— Reeeanna Wu (@satoshiksutra) April 23, 2017

@politico Loser don't make "demands"

— TANSTAAFL (@TANSTAAFL24) April 24, 2017

@politico shut it down!!

— rewrite omitted#7089 (@JohnFict) April 24, 2017

@politico Just tell all @TheDemocrats to go the fuck home and let the adults run things for a while.

— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) April 24, 2017

@politico Somehow I suspect we won't be getting a dozen stories a day about how the Ds are taking the country hostage with a shutdown. Just a hunch.

— Matthew (@Farmhand82) April 24, 2017

Nah, we’ll just get a bunch of stories about how the Democrats are FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE and stopping the GOP from using government to kick puppies and put old people out in the streets to die.

Related:

Nate Silver STILL explaining what cost Hillary the election (alternate possibilities presented) https://t.co/N4VEOa5awl

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017

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Nate Silver STILL explaining what cost Hillary the election (alternate possibilities presented)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:54

"It wasn't really her fault," part 12. https://t.co/gwuaosTbMx

— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) April 24, 2017

As we told you a couple of days ago, pollster Nate Silver reiterated his belief that it’s “painfully obvious” FBI Director James Comey’s letter cost Hillary Clinton the election in November. Last night, Silver expanded on his claim by responding this way to critics of his belief that Comey cost Hillary the election:

Not complicated. Clinton was up by a lot. Comey letter hits. Treated as massive story. Suddenly she was up by not-a-lot. She loses narrowly.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 24, 2017

A possible flaw was spotted in that line of reasoning:

"Clinton was up by a lot".

This is the problem with his assertion…there is little to no real proof she was ever up by a lot. https://t.co/M6RQwXyISf

— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) April 24, 2017

Or Clinton was never up by a lot. https://t.co/UfMzu2Ok5j

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 24, 2017

Well there’s that simple possibility.

Circular reasoning because assumes the polls accurately reflected the electorate. https://t.co/n98DMHD19v

— Matt Blaine (@chillblaine) April 24, 2017

Except she wasn’t. All she had to do was match Obama’s 2012 totals in WI, MI and PA. Not exceed. She didn’t have to do better. She failed. https://t.co/NCnj2N8YyL

— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 24, 2017

Um, she was never up by a lot. Good luck going forward!! https://t.co/yBdNkVIxLv

— Kathleen (@katnandu) April 24, 2017

Naturally Hillary superfan Peter Daou concurs with Silver that Comey’s to blame (as well as “sexism” of course):

Funny how @NateSilver538 is being forced to dumb down the argument because culpable media figures categorically deny the obvious. https://t.co/ORjCET8TcR

— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 24, 2017

The only person many Dems are not blaming for Hillary Clinton’s loss is Hillary Clinton.

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Chelsea Clinton accidentally proves why we should be skeptical of celebrities quoting scientific studies

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:20

Here’s why we should be skeptical of scientific studies quoted by liberal celebrities like Chelsea Clinton, in 3 acts.

Act 1: Tweet your love of science, because science is awesome:

I have a doctorate in international relations so, yes. Grateful to the #marchforscience today &to all who support science (&facts) every day https://t.co/zxtUx5fX3t

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 22, 2017

Act 2: Tweet something sciency as a fact and include picture of a child doing the science, because everyone loves science facts and children…

Kayla made a beautiful fish out of trash to raise awareness that by 2050 oceans will have more plastic than fish pic.twitter.com/6fM1lIiZYS

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 23, 2017

Act 3: Leave out the fact that the statement, “by 2050 oceans will have more plastic than fish” is disputed, which means it’s not a “fact.”

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s the BBC fact-check of Chelsea’s bogus claim. First up, the intro:

A recent claim that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 was intended to highlight a pollution crisis in the oceans. The problem really does exist, but do the figures hold water, or is there something fishy going on?

The prediction was made by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy, which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea.

Link to the study here.

It’s a rather long fact-check, but in summary, the assumptions used by the foundation in both its original report and a follow-up intended to address criticisms are seriously flawed (they used the amount of plastic in San Francisco Bay to extrapolate for all the oceans, plastic use past 2025 is hard to predict and the number of fish could be much, much higher than they’ve modeled):

His new study does not distinguish between fish and other marine predators, but it concludes that there may be between 2 billion tonnes and 10.4 billion tonnes of marine creatures in the oceans. “We’re not absolutely confident in our methods to determine what proportion of this is fish at the moment,” says Jennings. “It’s a very uncertain number to predict.”

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s revised predictions for plastics also deserve further attention. Jenna Jambeck, who led the study into plastic pollution that was cited, told the BBC that she would not feel confident projecting her work forward beyond 2025 to 2050.

So how much plastic is there in the ocean, and how much will there be in 2050? We don’t know, but probably a lot. How many fish? We don’t really know but certainly a lot. And when will one overtake the other? We definitely do not know. But it does point to a very real problem. We do know that plastic, once added to the ocean, does not decay for decades, possibly centuries. It is constantly increasing.

Is plastic contamination of our oceans a really bad thing? Yes. But so is alarmist fake-science that’s used to push a particular agenda. Liberals don’t get that.

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In France, looks like both major parties were just told to take a hike; Runoff forthcoming

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:56

According to projections, there will be no major-party candidate in the French presidential runoff election.

BREAKING: For the first time in modern French history, no major-party candidate will advance to presidential runoff.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 23, 2017

Front National Party’s Marine Le Pen and En Marche Party’s Emmanuel Macron will face each other to decide the presidency.

2017 French presidential election results round 1.
Huge disappointment for Front National supporters: #Fillon backs #MacronPresident. pic.twitter.com/GdJ7hGU2wH

— Ruthen (@RutheniaRus) April 23, 2017

The runoff will take place on May 7th.

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L.O.L. Ben Shapiro has an incredible response to Bill Clinton’s failed Trump-mocking ‘dad joke’

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:03

Former President Bill Clinton attempted to troll President Donald Trump by tweeting a picture of a gigantic bug at the Clinton Center.

BREAKING: We just learned that the @ClintonCenter has been bugged. pic.twitter.com/4Or6lrnRPN

— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 23, 2017

He is painfully trying to mock Trump’s tweets that accused the Obama administration of surveilling Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

This is a dad joke of the highest level. https://t.co/4qIclX1wdl

— Andrew Crow (@AndrewCrow) April 23, 2017

Oy https://t.co/KbnADRYNMA

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 23, 2017

Oh man https://t.co/ilEsjjURPl

— Jesse Byrnes (@jessebyrnes) April 23, 2017

Between Bill and Chelsea, the number of pitiful attempts at humor are starting to pile up. Meanwhile, Ben Shapiro stepped in to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to have a hearty laugh.

Sidney Blumenthal looks good in that photo. https://t.co/aqdssWSm7T

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 23, 2017

Game. Set. Match.

Related:

AWKWARD: Chelsea Clinton claims she TOTALLY knew Elfwick was parody, the thread was just ‘nice’

WOKE: Chelsea Clinton finds solidarity with man who, at 3, joined ‘Kids Against Bedtime’ march

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Yep, that’ll stick: Nancy Pelosi just made the DUMBEST possible argument against a border wall

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:10

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning with Chuck Todd and was asked to spout off about the wall that President Donald Trump wants to build along the southern border. She called it “immoral, expensive and unwise” before saying it was a sign of “weakness” to have to build a wall to protect the border.

Pelosi: "The president…is expressing a sign of weakness. He's saying 'I can't control our borders. I have to build a wall.'" #MTP pic.twitter.com/E5ePOFy5Yz

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 23, 2017

Wether or not building a wall is the solution, there is a beyond serious problem on the border, and it has to be addressed. One of the reasons Trump won was that he actually proposed a tangible idea about how to curtail the surge of illegal immigration. Calling an effort to secure the border a sign of weakness has to be the worst possible argument against a wall.

Can't fix stupid https://t.co/8fmLpu6mBg

— kerry (@K1erry) April 23, 2017

Sure settle on this message. https://t.co/y4ecHbQLQv

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 23, 2017

Speaking of lunatics. I know she doesn't really believe what she's saying here but that's what politicians have become. https://t.co/y43Jx9Nowx

— RommelsMom (@RommelsMom) April 23, 2017

"But we have to build the wall, to find out what's in it" https://t.co/zTSsdgnV7H

— LoughlinRI1 (@LoughlinRI1) April 23, 2017

Will someone ask @NancyPelosi why she voted for a broader fence/wall in 2006 & now it's immoral?What a lying piece of crap! She needs to go! https://t.co/skVg4G8Jpx

— Shaun Ellis (@ellis_sdellis81) April 23, 2017

“Weakness” is exactly how you can describe the U.S./Mexico border and how it has been dealt with by the federal government for decades.

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