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CLUELESS, AGAIN: Twitter suspends author because of his book cover

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:35

Twitter has suspended author David Neiwert who has been reported on the “far-right”:

Twitter still can't bring itself to ban actual Nazis half the time, but apparently, they're suspending @DavidNeiwert, one of the best reporters covering the far-right out there. What the actual hell @Jack?

— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) June 11, 2019

But he wasn’t suspended over anything he wrote. He was suspended over his book’s cover:

Just spoke to @DavidNeiwert. Twitter has suspended him over the use of his book cover for Alt-America. Which has been his cover image for ages but now they've decided is against their media policy. Insanity.

— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) June 11, 2019

Here’s a link to the book, titled “Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump”:

If you'd like to see the offending image that got @DavidNeiwert's account suspended, here's the book on Amazon. https://t.co/aDty1zViD8

— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) June 11, 2019

So Twitter suspended him over the little KKK men? WTF:

How the eff does this violate Twitter’s policy?

This is what David wrote in his appeal to Twitter. pic.twitter.com/Bqt1y1efPA

— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) June 11, 2019

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Flashback: Here’s John Dean giving his expert opinion on the Starr investigation vs. Watergate

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 20:32

As Twitchy reported earlier, Republican Rep. Doug Collins reminded the House Judiciary Committee that “the ’70 called and wants its star witness back” after Democrats invited John Dean to testify on the Mueller report, which Dean said contained allegations “strikingly like Watergate.”

Turns out the Democrats have a history of dragging out John Dean whenever it’s convenient, and he always seems happy to play along. Pam Besteder in April posted this video of John Dean holding forth on the Starr report back in the ’90s, and she re-upped it today in honor of Dean helping out the Democrats once again.

Watch this.
John Dean (in 1998) explaining how he thinks the Clinton/Starr investigation is nothing like Watergate AND how he feels about giving his two cents about it.
Also listen to his litany of crimes from Watergate and think about the Obama FBI, DOJ, IRS. Get back to me. pic.twitter.com/Jfd4OMPwGb

— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) April 20, 2019

Wow. That sounded like he was describing Obama and his administration.

— Mitchem (@monkeegirl72) June 10, 2019

Didn't it though?

— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) June 10, 2019

Will the Democrats haul Dean back in front of the cameras once the results of Attorney General William Barr’s investigation hit the fan? Doubt it.

G. Gordon Liddy did not like Dean, that is all I need to know about that snake.

— Searching for a REAL America 1st Party (@michaelchiav) June 10, 2019

G. Gordon was an alpha male.

— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) June 10, 2019

Related:

‘No kidding’! John Dean helpfully points out why ‘facts’ are NOT a priority at House Judiciary Dems’ hearing https://t.co/yyEgEIgqe4

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 10, 2019

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Whoops! In rush to slam Fox News over ‘irresponsible’ Biden rumors, Daily Beast trips headfirst over themselves

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 17:45

The Daily Beast is very concerned about rumors regarding Joe Biden’s health:

Several Fox News stars have already begun quietly pushing rumors that Biden is in poor health https://t.co/1vs787EaH8

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 10, 2019

The Daily Beast’s Justin Baragona writes:

In the news business, it is considered irresponsible to spread baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures. Even Fox News briefly suspended Judge Andrew Napolitano in early 2017 after he made the unfounded claim on-air that British officials helped President Obama spy on the Trump campaign. Beyond news personalities, the American Medical Association considers it wholly unethical for physicians to speculate on public officials’ health without having personally examined them.

In a statement to The Daily Beast, the Biden campaign’s national press secretary, TJ Ducklo, said “These are baseless lies meant to stoke fear in their viewers. It has no place in our public discourse, and anyone amplifying it bears some responsibility for giving it legitimacy it most certainly does not deserve.”

But this not the first time cable-news stars have made similar unverified insinuations about a candidate.

What’s wrong, Justin? Don’t like it when Fox News hosts try to horn in on the Daily Beast’s territory? As conservative freelance journalist Jeryl Bier points out, the Daily Beast has a pretty extensive history of their own when it comes to fueling and running with baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures:

From this @thedailybeast article: "In the news business, it is considered irresponsible to spread baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures."
Also from The Daily Beast: pic.twitter.com/OXTWj0kJRM

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 10, 2019

Today, @thedailybeast: "In the news business, it is considered irresponsible to spread baseless, potentially damaging rumors about public figures."
March 2018, @thedailybeast: "How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown?"https://t.co/4ps6VrBnLMhttps://t.co/dwldrwShT5 pic.twitter.com/bWtb5vHRhY

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 10, 2019

Oct 2017, @thedailybeast: "These 27 Top Shrinks Think Trump Might Be Nuts"https://t.co/TkqqbOzG8t

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 10, 2019

And the Daily Beast’s work at the rumor mill isn’t even limited to American public figures:

"William and Kate’s Week-Long Delay to Meet Archie Revives Feud Rumor"https://t.co/WOOgrKaxUo pic.twitter.com/wdFPero2P6

— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 10, 2019

So, by Justin Baragona’s own definition of “irresponsible,” the Daily Beast is irresponsible. Which sounds about right:

Journalism: Daily Beast reports Trump brothers skipped out on bar tab, except they didn’t https://t.co/Yo5CBbokFA

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 9, 2019

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‘She cannot be this stupid’! Axios apparently has reason to believe that AOC might be getting too big for her britches

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 17:10

You probably aren’t going to believe this, but it seems that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be starting to get too big for her designer britches. According to Axios, AOC may be looking at a possible Senate run … against Chuck Schumer or Kirsten Gillibrand:

AOC's possible next step: primarying Schumer in 2022 or Gillibrand in 2024 for a Senate seat from New York, sources tell Axios on HBO. https://t.co/Q2UyrtYyMY

— Axios (@axios) June 10, 2019

Now, it’s important to note that Axios is basing this on unnamed “top Democrats” pushing for an AOC Senate run, a poll showing growing support for socialism, especially among women, and the fact that the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party has embraced AOC with open arms. But Axios doesn’t appear to have much evidence that AOC is seriously thinking about pursuing a Senate career. More:

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said that when she thinks down the road, she thinks in terms of transitioning Democrats to a party that’s unified around progressive policies.

  • As to eventually challenging one of the New York senators, Trent said: “Having worked on her campaign, I don’t think we’re going to be moving to a different role any time soon.”

Be smart: AOC fits great downstate and thrives nationally, but a New York poll by Siena College in March showed she could struggle statewide.

Gillibrand and Schumer are pretty content to pat AOC on the head right now, but does anyone else get the feeling that they wouldn’t just roll over for her if she decided to go up against them?

She cannot be this stupid. Please tell me…

— Maggie Klaus (@Maggie_Klaus) June 10, 2019

Not only can she be this stupid, but as she’s demonstrated so many times, she is this stupid. Dare we hope that she give it a go?

pic.twitter.com/2guWPSdaOi

— Eric Shaffer (@realEricShaffer) June 10, 2019

LOL she would get destroyed… https://t.co/nCfqxza3Ea

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) June 10, 2019

Has there ever been a freshman rep to talk less about his or her district? https://t.co/84RZMZtNcq

— Carl Paulus (@CarlPaulus) June 10, 2019

Statewide popularity:
Schumer +10
Gillibrand +10
Ocasio-Cortez -13https://t.co/UsS9MYO9Bn

Seems like a recipe for defeat

— Naturalgascanboyd (@Naturalgascanb1) June 10, 2019

AOC’s possible next step: overplaying her hand for no discernible reason.

— Pete Bacon (@BaconGrillin123) June 10, 2019

#ThisWillEndWellhttps://t.co/ivALVOTDto

— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) June 10, 2019

GP I may switch my registration to Democrat so I can vote for her in the primary just for the giggles. It's not like my Upstate Republican primary vote matters much on the state level.

— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) June 10, 2019

If she primaries Schumer, she must be not be looking to stay in politics for very long. That's the fastest way for her to end up as a MSNBC contributor.

— Kyle Conner (@udkyle) June 10, 2019

Which is pretty much the career trajectory she’s on now, anyway.

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YIKES: Fire at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Calif. traps guests inside the park

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 20:57

A fire near the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Santa Clarita, Calif. has trapped guests inside the park as the Los Angeles County Fire Department battles the blaze:

LA County fire has asked all guests to remain at the park. The exit roads are temporarily closed. We will advise when they open.

— Six Flags MM (@SFMagicMountain) June 9, 2019

Guests are being told to shelter in place:

UPDATE: Patrons will be sheltering in place at Six Flags. #SkyFire #LACoFD #Valencia https://t.co/EKpVDkljmk

— LACoFD Incident Alerts (@lacfd) June 9, 2019

According to reports, the fire is currently blocking the one road in and out of the park:

No one is being allowed to exit the parking lot. There is only one road out of the park and the fire is surrounding the exit. How are you protecting your guests @SFMagicMountain? @KTLA @SixFlags pic.twitter.com/K8zu7wGCcQ

— Joel Cannon (@joelcannon) June 9, 2019

Earlier, Six Flags tweeted that the park was being evacuated:

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor are currently being evacuated due to the Sky Incident brush fire. The safety and well being of our guests and team members is our top priority.

— Six Flags MM (@SFMagicMountain) June 9, 2019

Yes, do stay clear of the area everyone:

#AvoidtheArea brush fire burning at the Old Road near Magic Mountain. No structures threatened. pic.twitter.com/FN99pIm5kZ

— Santa Clarita City (@santaclarita) June 9, 2019

And please don’t fly your drone near the fire, too:

If you own a drone, DO NOT fly near the #SkyFire. It’s against the law, and could hamper firefighting efforts!

— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) June 9, 2019

According to the latest report, forward progress has been stopped but it’s still a dangerous situation:

BRUSH FIRE | FS76 #Valencia | The Old Road x Skyview Lane | UPDATE: Fire is now at 40 acres with progression still stopped, but fire in the riverbed involving bamboo. Assessing an additional operational period. #SkyFire #LACoFD

— LACoFD Incident Alerts (@lacfd) June 9, 2019

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PRAYERS UP FOR DALLAS: Crane collapse during thunderstorm causes major damage to the Elan City apartments

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 20:14

UPDATE: One dead, multiple injuries reported:

#BreakingNews: Sad update from Dallas Fire Rescue: 1 dead, 2 critically injured, several others seriously injured after construction crane crashed thru apartment building near downtown #Dallas. Rescuers don't know if any victims inside garage where multiple levels collapsed

— Jason Wheeler (@jasonwheelertv) June 9, 2019

New video from the scene (language warning):

NEW VIDEO from an eyewitness at the apartment complex on the east side of the Dallas skyline badly damaged by a falling crane in this afternoon’s severe thunderstorm. (Warning about the language.) pic.twitter.com/6hKUGFEUOy

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) June 9, 2019

Original post:

A crane collapsed in Dallas, Texas Sunday afternoon as a major thunderstorm passed through the area causing major damage to the Elan City Light apartment building located at 2627 Live Oak Street.

Photos from the scene:

At 13:57 Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for an "Industrial Accident" after a crane collapsed onto the Elan City Lights building, located at 2627 Live Oak Street, in Downtown Dallas. pic.twitter.com/Kdfm5h10ZQ

— אבי אידלמן (@AviAdelman) June 9, 2019

Damage in downtown Dallas after a crane snapped during a severe thunderstorm, landing on the Elan City Lights apartments. https://t.co/wNfPqIOIYB

— Andrew Gorton WTOC (@AndrewGortonWx) June 9, 2019

#BREAKING: Storm damage being reported throughout North Texas, especially in Dallas. A crane could be seen toppled onto the Elan City Lights apartments in downtown Dallas.

FOR MORE: https://t.co/5RM5GyfmXA pic.twitter.com/igEOMJ7RMT

— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) June 9, 2019

A crane fell over in an apt. complex in downtown dallas from the storm. pic.twitter.com/A1w0JYjLGC

— Franklin Campbell (@beebellfrank) June 9, 2019

Video of Elan City Lights apartment building in Deep Ellum. Crane fell into the building. From Elias Canales pic.twitter.com/QonZwfIW9K

— Allison Harris (@AllisonFox4News) June 9, 2019

There’s no official word on injuries yet, but this woman says her son lives in the building and one woman was injured by debris that hit her while she was at the building’s pool:

My son lives there and is in the lobby. He knows of a woman struck by some debris while in the pool but not sure about any other injuries.

— Amy Reardon (@ajanner) June 9, 2019

We’ll keep you posted.

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Pete Buttigieg renews his allegiance with the anti-MAGA crowd; America was never ‘as great as advertised’

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 19:13

Props to 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg for waiting until after the D-Day commemorations to rejoin the “America was never great” crowd.

Something about “Make America Great Again” really triggers the progressives. Remember back during the campaign when the “ackshually” crowd was telling us that phrase was essentially lifted from the Nazis?

When candidate Hillary Clinton said “let’s make America great again” was code for “let’s go backward” to when rights were reserved for white males only?

When Rep. Maxine Waters exploded at Rep. Mike Kelly for using the words on the House floor, prompting her to shriek, “I am more offended as an African American woman than you will ever be.”

This isn’t the first time Pete Buttigieg has said America’s past was never “as great as advertised” and likely won’t be the last.

Pete Buttigieg said he's running for president to tell "a different story than 'Make America Great Again.'"

"They're selling an impossible promise to return to a bygone era that was never as great as advertised to begin with." https://t.co/AtDPVOMJpc pic.twitter.com/kHA9rsIoZq

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 14, 2019

He made the remarks at a Capital City Pride rally outside the Iowa state capitol.

Buttigieg on Trump and MAGA slogan: “That American past was never as great as advertised. There is no honest or constructive politics that revolves around the word again.”

— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) June 8, 2019

So we can’t make America great again because America was never truly great. Got it … we heard you the first time.

Here’s another zinger:

On the Trump administration’s policy on whether you can be fired for your sexual orientation, @PeteButtigieg says: “They will not give you a straight answer – or a gay one”

— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) June 8, 2019

Pretty sure that’s already illegal, so we’re not sure what his point is there. To paraphrase Buttigieg, as Twitchy reported, that “ban” on transexuals in the military was in reality not nearly as advertised in the mainstream media.

Memo to Mayor Pete: the progressive media already thinks you’re not the right kind of gay — white, male, upper-class, Midwestern, married, Ivy League-educated, and a man of faith, and therefore not quite queer enough — so you might want to lay off the puns.

Plus, we encourage all Democrats to run on the platform that America was never great. It’s a winning message, guaranteed.

Related:

Independence Day patriots send #AmericaWasNeverGreat progs back to their safe spaces https://t.co/GmXVfltz7q

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 4, 2016

 

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No big deal, just hundreds of refugees from Congo fleeing Ebola overwhelming San Antonio

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 12:02

Um, WHAT?

It appears that Congolese refugees fleeing their Ebola-stricken country are being sent to San Antonio, Texas after making their way to the U.S. via Ecuador:

"When we called Border Patrol to confirm, they said yea another 2-300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio,'" Dr. Collen Bridger said. https://t.co/LKzd1kULrP

— KENS 5 (@KENS5) June 7, 2019

The city says Border Patrol told them earlier this week (when the city reached out) to expect 200-300 more migrants from the Congo and Angola to arrive in the coming days. @KENS5 #kens5eyewitness

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

From KENS5:

Roughly 350 migrants from the Congo are expected to arrive in San Antonio in the coming days leaving the city scrambling for French-speaking volunteers.

“We didn’t get a heads up,” Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger told KEN 5 on Thursday.

Bridger said the Congolese migrants began to arrive in town on Tuesday. They told Migrant Resource Center workers, they traveled with a group of about 350 migrants through Ecuador to the southern border.

A little warning would’ve been nice:

The city says the Border Patrol gave no warning. Overall they had more than 400 migrants at the Migrant Resource Center yesterday. They housed roughly 300 of them at Travis Park Church overnight. @KENS5 #kens5eyewitness

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

Now San Antonio is struggling to find people who speak French to even converse with the refugees:

BREAKING: City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French speaking volunteers. @kens5 #kens5 pic.twitter.com/YGhhG3ewR0

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

There’s always Google Translate:

I just spoke to Congolese migrant named Masengi. In so many words, Via Google Translate, (not a perfect translation) this is what he had to say. @KENS5 #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/cwK9qi9iIV

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

They’re trying to find other states to take the refugees now, but it’s not going so well:

“The plan was 350 of them would travel from San Antonio to Portland. When we reached out to Portland Maine they said, ‘Please don’t send us any more. We’re already stretched way beyond our capacity,” Bridger said.

“So we’re working with them [the migrants] now to identify other cities throughout the United States where they can go and begin their asylum seeking process.”

Or there is another option. . .

Actually, San Antonio is in desperate need for these bogus asylum seekers (who passed thru a ~dozen countries before reaching the US border) to be sent home pronto. https://t.co/wYu23Ohix0

— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) June 7, 2019

More here:

For those of you following along on the Congolese migrant influx in San Antonio, this is what made air on Thursday. A lengthier write-up including the struggles Catholic Charities is facing can be found here: https://t.co/MRIGBQuntl@KENS5 #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/nJeC215LQv

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

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POPCORN: FBI releases new documents on Hillary Clinton and OOOH BOY

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 11:46

On Friday, the FBI quietly released a trove of new documents on Hillary Clinton and here’s Jordan Schachtel with a great summary of it all.

THREAD ==>

New docs from FBI vault:
-FBI concludes Hillary Clinton was in "violation of basic server security" w/ home-brew server.
-Discusses possibility that *all* of her emails were stolen.
-Review found HRC stripped classification of highest possible level.https://t.co/WjcpcIMyrW pic.twitter.com/t2vsWWBiuF

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

This part is INSANE. Sidney Blumenthal attempted to leverage his relationship with Hillary to get her to hand over a classified intelligence file that contains a "roadmap" to a $30 billion fortune. pic.twitter.com/k7rryPcwDD

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

More: Sensitive targeting data from Hillary Clinton's server somehow made its way onto the dark web. Wow. What a total shitshow pic.twitter.com/v46Mwxihgg

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

The FBI described one excel spreadsheet, with classified markers that may have been removed yet again, as a potential "smoking gun document." pic.twitter.com/jcWL4k7kAe

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

Another blistering rebuke of Sid Blumenthal. FBI says he was motivated to score a contract with his private intel group. They don't buy his memos as legit intelligence.

Remember: Hillary Clinton was one of the primary instigators for the overthrow of Gaddafi. pic.twitter.com/GOisYKG735

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

FBI says a redacted name who has a "controversial history with the US intelligence community" was working with Blumenthal and a team of former IC operatives to attempt to cash in on these "plundered assets" in Libya. Any ideas who this individual is? pic.twitter.com/j2ybUhEQ3Y

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

It is VERY likely that this redacted person is Cody Shearer (Idk why he's redacted, though).

Remember: Shearer worked with the same network on the Trump-Russia dossier.

Read this by @Heminator. He does a good job exploring the connections. https://t.co/kBFNmaODP3

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

Hillary used Sid+Cody to develop the Trump-Russia dossier. This included identical intel to 1st dossier, which was crafted by Christopher Steele, who, by the way, is connected to Sid+Cody through Jonathan Winer, fmr US Libya envoy.

Massive scandal. Direct links to Russia hoax.

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 7, 2019

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BREAKING: Trump announces deal with Mexico, tariffs ‘indefinitely suspended’

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 00:34

Breaking news out of D.C. tonight:

I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019

….stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019

Update: Briefing coming soon.

After TWELVE HOURS at the State Department, the Mexican foreign minister says he's wrapping things up, a deal with the US has indeed been reached, and he'll come out and brief the press soon.

— Michelle Kosinski (@MichLKosinski) June 8, 2019

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‘Surrendering is a dumb strategy’: Sean Davis throws down the GAUNTLET on why conservatives must fight social media bias

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 19:36

Fascinating to watch Robby Soave and others pretend there isn’t a gross and obnoxious bias in social media that conservatives are always up against. Does this editor want the government to regulate social media? Absolutely not, but there is something to be said about treating a site as a publisher versus a platform when there is clearly an effort being made to shape narrative and ideas.

But go ahead, take swipes at the right.

We know, it makes them feel better about themselves.

Fascinating to watch essentially the entire conservative punditocracy (except for David French and presumably many of his NR colleagues) decide it is necessary and good for big government to regulate private tech companies to prevent perceived discrimination.

— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) June 7, 2019

Robby must not be paying attention if he thinks only David French and his NRO colleagues are against government regulation but hey, what do we know.

The same people who opposed the coercive directive “bake the cake, bigot!” now support the coercive directive “platform Crowder!”

— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) June 7, 2019

He’s really and truly missing the point.

Perhaps deliberately.

Sean Davis said it far better than we can.

It's almost like people want the same set of rules for everybody instead of left-wing Calvinball. https://t.co/9yfbM3VZJj

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 7, 2019

The same set of rules … get outta town!

Who do we think we are?!

After nuns were forced to fund abortions, pro-life Catholic kids were viciously defamed, bakers were called bigots, and conservatives were targeted and banned online for no reason, a lot of people realized that surrendering to a one-way ratchet was a dumb strategy. What a shock.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 7, 2019

Surrendering to a one-way ratchet is a dumb strategy.

Nailed it.

Never give up what you stand for. Once they target and drop the first peg, it gets easier for them. They get emboldened. They count on the good people being patsies bc we want peace, but sometimes we must be warriors. They never wanted peace. They want it their way only.

— arlene billson (@juneslili) June 7, 2019

Sometimes we must be warriors.

Especially in this day and age.

Related:

Wait, he’s RIGHT! Grandma’s Boy Allen Covert points out how Twitter is violating its own TOS annnd we’re officially dead now

‘We fight for those who have no voice.’ Blue-check pastor tries picking a fight with pro-life women and it goes so badly he DELETES

GAME-CHANGER –> Mueller excluded major detail about key figure linked to Russia intel

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‘We fight for those who have no voice.’ Blue-check pastor tries picking a fight with pro-life women and it goes so badly he DELETES

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:54

John Pavlovitz calls himself a pastor, and since he has a pretty blue checkmark Twitter must believe him. Although to be honest, we’re not used to seeing pastors advocate for abortion.

How can any woman fight against a woman's right to choose?

— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) June 7, 2019

So he asked pro-life women how they could fight against abortion … but he called it ‘right to choose’ because ya’ know, wordplay. Can’t call it what it is. And then when he started getting answers he deleted his question.

Wonder why.

Not sure why you deleted this great question @johnpavlovitz but if you’re curious it’s because we know that abortion is an unnecessary evil and an industry premised on and sustained by lying to women. pic.twitter.com/vY4SB0N9nA

— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) June 7, 2019

Let’s not pretend even for one minute Pastor John was really asking this question to dialogue with pro-life women. He was doing it to pick a fight and win points with the ‘pro-choice’ group BUT we’re thinking he bit off more than he could chew.

Such is Twitter.

Note, his deleting it meant we had to use it for the feature photo … we’re snarky that way.

Ummm… BC we want to fight for the right of the tiny people (some future women) in the womb who have no voice to fight for themselves to have a right to be alive? IDK I mean that's just a wild guess… https://t.co/MNMUGqDp4j

— Artist_Angie: Sensei of Sarcasm (@Artist_Angie) June 7, 2019

Just a wild guess.

I love most of your writing but this comment is ridiculous. Women are different and we are capable of independent thought.

— Leslie Sholly (@LeslieSholly) June 7, 2019

You’d think he’d know better but nope.

Because murder isn’t a personal right.

— Shadow (@ByronsShade) June 7, 2019

Ding ding ding.

The pro-life movement began specifically about sons & daughters being slaughtered in the womb (without analgesics btw) and Leftists nit-pick the terminology they gave the movement.

— Bre (@redlyness) June 7, 2019

Because if they’re against pro-life that makes them pro-death so they have to change the narrative.

Which is why we can’t ever let them get away with it.

We weren’t brainwashed into believing that murder is an acceptable choice for our “freedom.” https://t.co/F4CviSas98

— AnnaKatherine (@annakatclarke) June 7, 2019

No wonder he deleted his tweet.

Coward.

Because I don't believe anyone has a right to choose killing another human #humanrightsforallhumans

— JCAKE (@JCAKE12) June 7, 2019

We love fellow women making their own choices but if that choice kills another human then we say no. We also dislike people saying pregnancy is a roadblock that will destroy our lives.

— Christine(Former embryo) (@CatholicAwesome) June 7, 2019

How can any woman fight for the right to kill her own child? pic.twitter.com/hn6oOwQdMJ

⚜Lorraine Marielena⚜ (@LoraineLena) June 7, 2019

Probably the better question, pastor.

Because we love babies. Have the baby, put it up for adoption. Abstain from unprotected sex. All these things are not hard to grasp. Abortion is not birth control or health care.

— Victory or Death (@IncognitoMeems) June 7, 2019

Ironically his entire timeline is about being kind to people … which seems contradictory to his tweet picking a fight about abortion.

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‘This is official AP style’: AP places the blame for Joe Biden’s Hyde Amendment flip-flop fiasco where it belongs (just kidding!)

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:39

As Twitchy told you last night, Joe Biden flopped back after flipping on the Hyde Amendment, declaring once and for all (for now) that he supports mandatory taxpayer funding for abortion.

Joe Biden’s colossal bungling of what should’ve been a very simple yes-or-no answer was about as ill-advised and embarrassing as it gets, and even the friendliest of media outlets should have a difficult time trying to spin this in a way that doesn’t make Biden look bad. But the AP is apparently up to the challenge:

the basic rule is: if a conservative or a republican call attention to a fact that reflects poorly on a democrat, it is called “pouncing.” this is official AP style. pic.twitter.com/1kFee2u3yE

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 7, 2019

So, not only did Republicans pounce on Biden’s about-face, but no one would’ve thought Biden’s gaffe was a gaffe if Republicans hadn’t framed it that way.

The AP take on Joe Biden flipping on the Hyde Amendment and flopping back in the span of 24 hours is that Republicans *framed it* as a gaffe https://t.co/GpCGiK83UD

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 7, 2019

Amazing. Except it really isn’t anymore.

And if a Democrat calls attention to a fact that reflects poorly on a Republican, it is called Breaking News.

— Beorn (@Beorn2000) June 7, 2019

basically, yes.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 7, 2019

Oh well.

Hey, at least they left the "pounce" for the story itself instead of making it the headline. #babysteps

— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@authoridad) June 7, 2019

Yay, progress!

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AWKWARD! NRA obliterates Kirsten Gillibrand’s slam on ‘worst organization in the country’ (with HER OWN WORDS)

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 15:59

As we told you earlier, the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra shredded Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s anti-NRA rant that was delivered during her town hall on Fox News. Among Gillibrand’s claims was that the NRA is the “worst organization in the country”:

Kirsten Gillibrand: “The NRA is the worst organization in this country. They care more about their profits than the American people, they care more about selling guns to someone on the terror watch list or w/grave mental illness or who has a violent criminal background”

THREAD pic.twitter.com/NC9xQBuzV8

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 2, 2019

Gillibrand’s slam caught the attention of the NRA, who took down her criticism using Gillibrand’s own words:

Gillibrand called us the worst org in the country, but when she represented NY20, she wrote us: “I appreciate the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights, and I look forward to working with you for many years.” Now that she’s looking to crack 1%, she’ll say anything. pic.twitter.com/uW5OgpUa5B

— NRA (@NRA) June 3, 2019

Read Gillibrand's full letter here ➡ https://t.co/hzGNdAsJdK pic.twitter.com/iwUr35kAm7

— NRA (@NRA) June 3, 2019

DOUBLE ouch!

Everyone knows Gillibrand is an opportunistic flip-flopper, but the NRA has receipts. https://t.co/8L7FOR2s9n

— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) June 3, 2019

It just got really awkward, didn’t it?

Gilli should probably just stop her campaign now! https://t.co/yHuyl94rTx

— Cheech (@Cheech1645) June 3, 2019

Another politician attempts to outrun a political paper trail. https://t.co/T0v6xsII8L

— Matt Maggio (@MaggioMatt) June 3, 2019

Maybe Gillibrand should just stick to trying to sing hip-hop. Or maybe not.

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The controversy over Calvin Klein’s supermodel-robot kiss is even DUMBER than you could ever imagine

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:02

Calvin Klein is under fire over a new ad that features supermodel Bella Hadid kissing a robot:

Calvin Klein faces backlash for ad showing Bella Hadid kissing female robot https://t.co/eP3Wezo0No pic.twitter.com/zfTesnFLPm

— The Hill (@thehill) May 19, 2019

Here’s the ad via the robot’s Twitter account:

I am here. That is my truth. #MYTRUTH #MYCALVINS@bellahadid @CalvinKlein pic.twitter.com/gjMyHHXjHB

— Miquela (@lilmiquela) May 16, 2019

Now, let’s get to why people were offended. It wasn’t over a consent issue:

I thought people would be offended because the robot can’t consent, but no, it’s even stupider than that https://t.co/4M5BNpq8CN

— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) May 19, 2019

It’s worse. . .

Don’t give them ideas.

— Karol Markowicz (@karol) May 19, 2019

People are mad because Bella Hadid isn’t a lesbian and this is “queerbaiting”:

Calvin Klein apologizes for its ad that featured Bella Hadid kissing a robot named Miquela, which the brand said was "perceived as queerbaiting." https://t.co/FmThkhtfLG

— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 19, 2019

“Queerbaiting” is defined as, “an exploitative tactic used to tease a queer romance to draw viewers in without any intention of fully developing or representing LGBTQ people and relationships.” Like this?

Instagram Photo

But it does appear the robot is a lesbian, so we’re really confused:

Who ya girl crushin on? https://t.co/i2wNAEv0Nb

— Miquela (@lilmiquela) May 16, 2019

It’s a brave new world, everyone.

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 17, 2019

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 22, 2016

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‘Never threaten the United States again!’ Trump tweet-warns Iran with what will happen if they want ‘to fight’

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:17

As tension and speculation increases about what will happen between Iran and the U.S., President Trump sent a warning to the nation via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

This is after former CIA director David Petraeus said on ABC’s “This Week” that he does not believe Trump wants to go to war with Iran but that Iran needs to be very careful in how it operates going forward.

Gen. David Petraeus, who led troops into battle during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, says he doesn't think Trump wants to start another war in the Middle East: "It’s pretty clear that he doesn't want to go to war with Iran. He’s not after regime change" https://t.co/nJtuvt95Dm pic.twitter.com/E6L3Iw355R

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 19, 2019

He says Trump is after “regime behavior change,” not “regime change.”

But Petraeus also warned Iran not to overplay their hand when dealing with an administration that has shown willingness to negotiate.

"Can [Iran] try some kind of proxy activities … They can, but they're going to be — have to be very careful not to overplay their hand," former CIA Director Gen. Petraeus tells @ABC's @MarthaRaddatz.

See more of the interview on @ThisWeekABC Sunday. https://t.co/mBqkkNUMYV pic.twitter.com/ut66vQFuxK

— ABC News (@ABC) May 18, 2019

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WATCH: Joe Biden gets handsy with Jill Biden at Philadelphia rally and her reaction is AN INSTANT CLASSIC

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 21:13

This is hilarious. Does Jill Biden have a problem with her husband’s handsy behavior? Apparently so. Check out the video below and watch what she does with Joe’s hands:

Watch her hands…. pic.twitter.com/RcXZxZL0Go

— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 19, 2019

By the way, the back of Jill Biden’s jacket says “LOVE” which we assume is a not-so-subtle dig at the First Lady Melania Trump:

Jill Biden’s “LOVE” jacket vs Melania Trump’s famous “I Really Don’t Care – Do You?” jacket pic.twitter.com/h04L2YHspW

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 18, 2019

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2019

 

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Embarrassing flip-flop on the crucial issue-of-the-day shows Elizabeth Warren can’t be trusted #GOTFinale

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:43

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is no longer backing Daenerys Targaryen for the Iron Throne after she torched the city of King’s Landing in last week’s “Game of Thrones” episode:

Just in: @ewarren un-bends the knee ahead of @GameOfThrones finale — telling me Daenerys is no longer “the best choice” for the Iron Throne.

Now, it is known. #got pic.twitter.com/oNRRl4Gxaw

— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) May 19, 2019

However, on April 19, 2019 she wrote an op-ed explaining why the Mother of Dragons and now war criminal was the best choice to lead the Seven Kingdoms:

OK so yes, I am a huge Thrones nerd. But this wasn’t out of nowhere. As Ser @AFrancoTX reminds, Warren previously wrote an op-ed praising Daenerys as her favorite. #got

— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) May 19, 2019

LOL. Look how sad Warren looks when she talks about Daenerys’ turn:

Find someone who looks at you like @AlxThomp looks at me while asking #GOT questions in a Warren gaggle. pic.twitter.com/lD8f4FdPiq

— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) May 19, 2019

Here what she said just a few short weeks ago, via The Cut:

And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind. This is a revolutionary idea, in Westeros or anywhere else. A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets in Westeros are skeptical. Skeptical, because they’ve seen another kind of woman on the Iron Throne: the villain we love to hate, Queen Cersei of Casterly Rock.

We’ll cover who actually wins the Throne in a few hours. Stay tuned. . .

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‘Concerned’ Bernie Sanders gives a chilling answer when asked about sex-selective abortions

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:27

Not only does Sen. Bernie Sanders support no restrictions on abortion, listen to his answer when Chuck Todd asks him about whether killing the baby on the basis of his or her gender should be outlawed.

Bernie Sanders says he’ll support ZERO legal restrictions on abortion… even sex selective abortions.pic.twitter.com/8BtnLWxw5w

— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 19, 2019

He says he’s “concerned” about sex-selective abortions but doesn’t believe there should be legal protections against them because it’s “something society has got to deal with.”

When asked, @BernieSanders says he does not support laws enacting abortion bans.

When asked about people who got abortions because they were unhappy with the sex of the fetus, Sanders said that it was something society needed to deal with. https://t.co/pA1kBVrrAv

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 19, 2019

“I wouldn’t use a restriction. That’s an issue that society has got to deal with, and it is of concern,” Sanders said.

Sick.

What could go wrong? https://t.co/6W8E8fHCE9

— SaintMaybe (@SaintMaybe1970) May 19, 2019

Disgusting https://t.co/x4MUfJ13uv

— ATamburine (@ATamburine) May 19, 2019

Not sure how he’s planning to get society to “deal with” this as president, but remember this is the same person who believes abortion is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.

Bernie Sanders says ‘abortion is a constitutional right’ (and people have thoughts) https://t.co/rasAuT7zJI

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 15, 2019

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Hugh Hewitt stands up for Pete Buttigieg, says his quote on Jefferson is being taken out of context

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:23

Hugh Hewitt stood up for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg today, saying that a quote from his recent interview with the South Bend mayor on renaming Jefferson-Jackson dinners is being taken out of context. We covered it on Saturday:

Would the Jefferson Memorial get to stay? Pete Buttigieg wants events, buildings renamed https://t.co/VcxDk4JShz

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2019

Here’s Hugh with what Buttigieg was getting at:

Agree Kelly. I noted to @BrianLehrer yesterday that too often bits and pieces of interviews and remarks are used to hype a headline and generate clicks. I think @PeteButtigieg would stop well short of tearing down the Jefferson Memorial. One key thing the mayor said: https://t.co/QLec6gk1tk

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

Jefferson knew and wrote about the moral outrage of slavery in his Notes on Virginia and elsewhere. The latter generations of southerners tried to justify slavey via Calhoun but as Lincoln argued in Cooper Union Speech, the Framers from the South knew slavery was evil.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

As “fathers marked it, so let it be again marked, as an evil not to be extended,” declared Lincoln. The subsequent repudiation of this understanding mixed with deep hypocrisy and a lack of courage compromises the legacy of Jefferson, but what @PeteButtigieg argued is true.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

“Now we’re all morally conflicted human beings. And it’s not like we’re blotting him out of the history books, or deleting him from being the founder fathers. But you know, naming something after somebody confers a certain amount of honor.” https://t.co/zskjlmxObC

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

It seems fair two write on basis of interview that @PeteButtigieg would support removing most if not all statues honoring the confederacy, and many honoring Jackson, but leave Jefferson, Madison and Washington as remembered, but accurately, as “morally conflicted human beings.”

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

It is discouraging to see people comment on public officials —left, right and center— without giving those offficials any credit for good intentions, nuance, or simply lack of time to fully present a case. It discourages liberals from talking to conservatives and vis-versa.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

I appreciate your spotting that @johnston_kelly. Thanks for the pointer.

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 19, 2019

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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2019

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