#ConservativeFastFood shows liberal bigotry; Freedom-lovers teach lesson

As Twitchy reported earlier, #LiberalFastFood was trending this morning. Lefties got their knickers in a twist, as usual, and tried to start a hashtag of their own: #ConservativeFastFood.

Oh silly liberals upset over #liberalfastfood and started #conservativefastfood, stick to being angry libs, humor isn't your strong suit.

— GOP Girl (@TheRightGurl) August 2, 2012


#ConservativeFastFood uncle tom's chicken

— Black Hippy™ (@papillon_HB) August 2, 2012

Ah, bigotry! Always on the leftist menu. Scratch a leftist, find a racist. African-Americans can’t be conservative; how dare they stray from the leftist plantation?

Christie's Big Boy #ConservativeFastFood

— hardknoxfirst (@hardknoxfirst) August 2, 2012

As always, they can’t beat Governor Christie with ideas, so they must mock his weight.

#ConservativeFastFood – Would you like lies with that? #GetItCauseTheyYuckPoliticsSuck

— opie radio (@OpieRadio) August 2, 2012

#ConservativeFastFood … Burger KKKing

— Beavis H. Presley (@snarkbox) August 2, 2012


Sigh. Seriously, get some new “jokes,” Left. And lose the disgusting bigotry and gay-bashing. It’s always leftists who use being gay as an insult.

Freedom-loving Americans decided to teach a lesson, and took over the hashtag with some truth.



#conservativefastfood The vast majority of successful burger places. They were all built by conservatives (e.g. Carl Karcher)

— The Political Hat (@ThePoliticalHat) August 2, 2012

#ConservativeFastFood some conservative farmer from flyover country that liberals hate produced the beef in the liberal hypocrites burger

— The People's Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) August 2, 2012


Real food instead of composite food #ConservativeFastFood

— Stuart (@Ringo6) August 2, 2012

Latinos allowed to use forks #ConservativeFastFood

— Stuart (@Ringo6) August 2, 2012

i hate how everyones hatin on chikfila. #conservativefastfood? really? grow up. people have different opinions and theyre entitled to it.

— Olivia Perham (@olivepearham) August 2, 2012

Not to the Left. Anyone who thinks for himself is guilty of CrimeThink.

Here’s another one for you: Five Guys, who built their business themselves.

Keep them coming, freedom-lovers.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/02/hashtag-hijack-conservativefastfood-brings-out-liberal-bigotry-freedom-lovers-teach-lesson/

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Marion Cotillard’s Dress For The 2015 Oscars Looked Like Many Things

Business in the front, sushi in the back.

1. This is the beautiful Dior dress Marion wore to the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Business in the front.

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2. #FASHIONPARTY in the back. Couture, baby.

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3. Of course, not everyone was a fan. The dress, in some ways, seemed oddly familiar…

4. Daikon radish, perhaps?

5. Maybe a rice ball?

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6. Maybe she’s trying to make a meme moment like last year’s Dior look?

Jennifer Lawrence vs. Colton Hayes, Dior Couture vs your friendly local bedding.

8. Honestly, she looks beautiful in whatever she wears — sushi comparisons or not. Keep being fashion, girl.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/arabellesicardi/marion-cotillards-dress-for-the-2015-oscars-looked-like-many

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Howard Kurtz: ‘Shoplifting’ video sheds no light on Michael Brown shooting

As they say in the mutual fund business, past performance doesn’t guarantee future results. But does Fox News host Howard Kurtz really believe the surveillance video of Michael Brown strong-arming a store clerk sheds no light on the subsequent confrontation between Brown and a police officer? None at all?


Well said.

Also, we doubt Kurtz would call it a “shoplifting” video if he were the clerk whom Michael Brown shoved into a potato chip rack.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/15/howard-kurtz-shoplifting-video-sheds-no-light-on-what-happened-in-michael-brown-shooting/

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New iPad exposes stupidity of data plans

Sean Hollister at The Verge:

Take FaceTime, for example, which doesn’t work on the iPad over LTE. You know what works just fine? Two iPads, with one piggybacking off the other’s LTE mobile hotspot. Or an iPad tethered to an LTE smartphone. Or a portable hotspot like an LTE MiFi, which can serve other devices as well. (Or Skype.) Remember the PS Vita’s 3G model, which can’t play online games over cellular? Hook it up to an LTE hotspot in an area with good connectivity, and you’ll have no such trouble. But on the flip side, if you don’t pay for that integrated 3G plan and your hotspot dies on the road, your Vita won’t get so much as a status update and your iPad won’t even be able to check important email.

To Verizon or AT&T, it’s the same exact data, and to you it’s a perfectly crisp, smooth video call out in the field or a game on the go, with no need to bump elbows at a local Starbucks or stay at home. But because our cellular carriers have realized that they can charge us extra for each individual device we connect to their network, cap mobile downloads, and influence software providers not to place strain on the network, you end up paying more for less and enduring arbitrary restrictions when you buy devices with integrated cellular. The answer, for now, is to buy a portable hotspot or a tethering plan instead, but the tradeoffs don’t make sense. Why don’t carriers make it worth our while to buy devices with embedded cellular radios?

If you know where I’m going with this argument, chances are you’ve heard it before: the FaceTime issue underscores a massive debate about net neutrality that’s been going on for a long while. If carriers acted like dumb pipes for the data they transport — as they more or less do when you use a mobile hotspot, which is almost indistinguishable from Wi-Fi as far as your device is concerned — then, the argument goes, you’d just pay for the data you use, regardless of what content that data carries or the path it takes to get to your tablet or handheld. The counterargument is typically that carriers need to manage their network, lest it get overwhelmed by the traffic of millions of additional FaceTime users and the like. Still, that’s easily solved: simply charge for the actual amount of data actually used — basic supply and demand — and let users throttle themselves.

Read the whole thing. And a related story:

Att iphone user wins Small Claims lawsuit against company for throttling download speeds http://t.co/dpgxY4WI

— Finance Diva (@nickelnm) March 2, 2012

Fox Business did a good segment on this, here.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/17/new-ipad-exposes-stupidity-of-data-plans/

Romney critiques Obama’s dealings with Russia

Romney: “It is not an accident that Mr. Medvedev is now busy attacking me. The Russians clearly prefer to do business with the current incumbent of the White House.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/28/romney-obama-has-demonstrated-breathtaking-weakness-in-dealing-with-russia/

11 Revelations From Former Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal’s First Interview Since Being “Fired”

A week after the news broke that she’d be leaving her position of 15 years, Pascal sat down with Tina Brown on Wednesday, addressing the hack and its consequences for the first time publicly.

Less than a week after leaving her position as Sony Pictures chief, Amy Pascal sat down with Tina Brown during the Women in the World summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, and spoke openly about being at the center of the largest cyber hack in history, dealing with a massive security breech — which included the leak of her personal emails — and what really caused her to leave her position behind.

“All the women here are doing incredible things in this world. All I did was get fired,” Pascal joked to Brown.

1. On the moment she realized the extent of the hack:

“I ran this company and I had to worry about everybody who was really scared…People were really scared…But nagging in the back of my mind, I kept calling [IT] and being like, They don’t have our emails. Tell me they don’t have our emails. But then they did. That was a bad moment. And you know what you write in emails.”

2. On trying to deal with the exposed emails:

“There was this horrible moment where I realized there was absolutely nothing at all that I could do about whether I’d hurt people, whether I’d betrayed people, whether I’d said things I didn’t mean. I couldn’t protect anyone, not their feelings, not what they thought of me. And it was horrible because that’s how I figured I did my job for all of my life. And it was also strangely freeing because all of a sudden it was just what it was.”

3. On a leaked email from producer Scott Rudin to Pascal in which he called Angelina Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

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“The first person I talked to was Angie after that email. Yes, everybody understood because we all live in this weird thing together called Hollywood. If we all actually were nice, it wouldn’t work.”

4. On the press publishing her emails:

“I’m not supposed to say anything about that. But I will say that…People found reasons that going through my trash and printing it was an OK thing to do. They found a way to justify that. And they have to live with that.” (via Re/code)

5. On what the experience taught her about writing emails:

“I did learn that you should always say exactly what you think directly to people all of the time and not maybe try to manage it, because you’re still feeling what you were feeling that you didn’t say and then it comes out in another way and I think that was maybe a really good lesson.”

6. On women being paid less than men:

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“I run a business. People want to work for less money, I’ll pay them less money. I don’t call them up and go, ‘Can I give you some more?’ Because that’s not what you do when you run a business. The truth is is what women have to do is not work for less money, they have to walk away. People shouldn’t be so grateful for jobs…People should know what they’re worth and say no. And they will.”

7. On the roles available to women in film:

“I think that the most important thing that we can do in our business is make movies with female protagonists and movies with female villains and movies where women are the plot of the movie is about them, where their actions have consequences in the story. Because the worst thing you can do is just be on the sidelines.”

8. On actors:

“They’re bottomless pits of need. You’ve never seen anything like it. They are so great. They’re this magical thing that no one else can be. It’s a duality of both things. They’re filled with the need to be loved and to be great, but that’s because they’re magical.”

9. On The Interview being a bad movie:

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“You don’t get to choose what you stand up for.” (Via Aarti Shahani/Twitter)

10. On being a working mom:

“You’re guilty all the time no matter where you are… But I was born to work. I wasn’t that great of a student, I wasn’t that great at anything else. I loved working. I loved working when I was little. I got my first job at 13. That’s what makes me feel good about myself. I don’t even know what that means. But I loved working. And if that’s who you are, that’s what you have to do. I’d be no good to anybody if I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do.”

11. On leaving the job she had for almost 15 years:

“I’m scared. I’m 56, it’s not exactly the time you want to start all over again. But it’s kind of great. And I have to. And it’s going to be a new adventure for me.”

Watch a clip from Brown’s interview with Pascal here:

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyorley/revelations-from-former-sony-pictures-chief-amy-pascals-f

Judge rules Hobby Lobby must cover morning-after pill under Obamacare

It’s one step forward and one step back for opponents of Obamacare’s mandate that employers provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage. Late Friday, news broke that a federal judge had issued an injunction in favor of Tyndale House, a Christian publisher that had filed an objection to providing several forms of contraception on religious grounds.

Today, though, a federal judge ruled against arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby, a family-owned  “biblically founded business” that objected to being forced to provide morning-after and week-after birth control pills as well as some intrauterine contraceptive devices. Though U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton wrote that the court was not unsympathetic to the plaintiffs, he ruled that Hobby Lobby is not a religious organization but a secular, for-profit corporation and therefore not exempt from the mandate.

Another wonderful side effect of ObamaCare. We must stop this! on.kfor.com/QafTzBa

— Cori Chavarria (@CoriChavarria) November 20, 2012

You simply live in the illusion of freedom.This is sickening.Subsidizing bad behaviorabcn.ws/UbCz4w #ElectionsHaveConsequences

— Ande Jarvi (@angry_ande) November 20, 2012

Ridiculous…buyyour own dang BC. buy a condom..don’t have sex! Why impose on someones religious beliefs!? disgusted. cnsnews.com/news/article/j…

— Holly Renee (@hollyR_J) November 20, 2012

“Contraception? Oh ya, that’s in Aisle Screw Your Religious Liberties.” – Hobby Lobby

— Eric(@eriContrarian) November 20, 2012

Hobby Lobby will now be fined $1.3 million per day they don’t pay for contraception and abortifacients. vlt.tc/kw3

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 20, 2012

Hobby Lobby to be penalized 1.3 mil a day, 525 stores in 42 states.I smell a lot of full time jobs becoming part time jobs.Congrats boys

— Craig French (@craigontheweb) November 20, 2012

Bet everyone there goes to “part-time” then they can pay it themselves.Nice going scotus. fxn.ws/URJbap via @foxnewspolitics

— hgd bdgg (@corcorannhoj) November 20, 2012

What options does Hobby Lobby have following this ruling aside from paying the fine? While there’s the possibility of cutting everyone to part-time status to avoid having to provide coverage, some suggest the store consider shutting down.

Wonder if the Green family will take Hobby Lobby and Mardel and just go Galt?

— KMB (@BemisKmb) November 20, 2012

Part of me hopes Hobby Lobby gives a big “screw you” to the government and liquidates and shuts down.

— mshellisright (@mshellisright) November 20, 2012

@fixgovI will be so sad to see Hobby Lobby go. The future of business is very small businesses and part time employees only. Thx Dumbama

— Deanna Christian (@DeannaChristia9) November 20, 2012

I would not be sanguine about Hobby Lobby continuing to operate under conditions which they consider tantamount to committing murder.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) November 20, 2012

If Hobby Lobby DOES shut down, all the screaming in the world won’t bring those jobs back. We’re not a business-friendly country right now.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) November 20, 2012

Is it time for another “buycott”?

I don’t shop much at Hobby Lobby, but we must support them!It’s insane that our gov is mandating this. on.kfor.com/QafTzBa

— Jonny Diaz (@jonnydiaz) November 20, 2012

Support Hobby Lobby! this is crap. i can barely get ins for C3 bc of heart surgery but lets mandate coverage for this. on.kfor.com/QafTzBa

— JGanley (@JGanley3) November 20, 2012

Remember how we’d all love Obamacare once we found out what’s in it? Like the lowered cap on Flexible Spending Accounts, and now this?

“If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan…unless you work for Christians who believe in the Bible. Then you’re S.O.L.”

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 20, 2012

If a judge can rule that Hobby Lobby must provide insurance for morning-after and week-after birth control pills, where does it stop? #tcot

— Liz Wheeler (@L_Wheels) November 20, 2012

Just as a reminder: the news about Obamacare will only get WORSE.This is the EARLY stuff. Just wait until implementation!

— Moe Lane (@moelane) November 20, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/19/federal-judge-rules-hobby-lobby-must-cover-morning-after-pill-under-obamacare/