Michael Reagan: ‘Let the sequester happen’

In the PR battle over automatic spending cuts, longer lines at TSA checkpoints have emerged as one of the effects of the sequester that the public at large is most likely to feel right away. President Ronald Reagan’s son Michael doesn’t want that threat to stand in the way of the cuts taking place; in fact, he’s been cheering on the sequester for days.

Sequester Happens….its the new S word!

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 21, 2013

Dont know about you,but I need a Sequester on the Rocks w/lime in fact make it a double bartender…Ahhhh,Thanks

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 22, 2013

Sequester..They were for it before they were against it!Sounds familiar dont you think:

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 23, 2013

We all r making 2% less this year why cant DC!If they kick the can dwn the road again we need to kick them out,,Let sequester happen!

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 23, 2013

Like there arnt any delays now..La hood warns of flight delays if budget cuts hit latimes.com/business/la-fi…

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 23, 2013

@reaganworld Your DAD must be turning over in disgust. He was such a Nobel man and Obama is not fit to clean his shoes.

— Princess Katarina (@Iwannaspeak) February 23, 2013

@iwannaspeak everyone wants my father back,I would tell him stay where you are its hell down here!!

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) February 23, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/23/michael-reagan-cites-air-traffic-controller-strike-let-the-sequester-happen/


Walmart employees threaten Black Friday walkout

With today’s news that the showdown between the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Hostess will lead to a liquidation of the company, many are anxiously wondering which business might be the next domino to fall. Could it be Walmart?

Striking in bad economy meant 18K Hostess workers are now jobless so Walmart crews vow to hold their own strike? Insanity. #tcot

— B. Christopher Agee (@BCAgee) November 16, 2012

Probably not. But rumors of a Black Friday strike by employees of the world’s largest retailer are centering around locations in and around Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. Unemployment was a cornerstone of both presidential campaigns, but it seems there are fates worse than having no job, and one of those is working for Walmart.

So some Walmart employees are planning a strike on Black Friday? GOOD! Long over due. They treat their employees like animals & SLAVES.

— EJ (@Ejayjones3) November 16, 2012

Walmart – if effect, they are modern day slave owners.

— David Alan Kjoller (@tuxxie2) November 16, 2012

Good for the Employees of #Walmart That shit hole has had a strike coming for a long long time #walmartstrikeStay strong and Keep faith

— Nick Kengel (@kengel55) November 16, 2012

I’ve never been a union supporter, but I sincerely hope the Walmart employees pull this off. It’s indentured servitude. buswk.co/UIVzJN

— Mary(@SRQ2U) November 16, 2012

Walmart is preparing for the possibility. According to Reuters, the retailer has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union that would preclude picket lines at stores.

Wal-Mart files unfair U.S. labor practice charge over protests
reut.rs/XigsNE

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 16, 2012

Activities over the past year or longer “have caused disruptions to Walmart’s business, resulted in misinformation being shared publicly about our company, and created an uncomfortable environment and undue stress on Walmart’s customers, including families with children,” Walmart outside counsel Steven Wheeless said in a letter sent on Friday to Deborah Gaydos, assistant general counsel of the UFCW.

The usual suspects are lining up to lend their support, including other national unions, Occupy Wall Street and progressive groups.

Help spread the word about #walmartstrikers: Donate your Twitter account on #BlackFriday. Sign up here: bit.ly/SZgKC3 #1u

— SEIU (@SEIU) November 16, 2012

NEWS: @colorofchange Demands Walmart Execs Address Worker Abuses Ahead of Black Friday Strikes colorofchange.org/press/releases…

— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) November 16, 2012

Find a local WalMart Black Friday Strike to support when you search by zip code here: ow.ly/fgjcV #ows #occupy

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) November 14, 2012

Walmart Strike Spreads to Texas as Organizers Promise Massive Black Friday Protest thenation.com/blog/171299/wa… #WalmartStrikers #ChangeWalmart

— Anonymous (@Occupy_Oklahoma) November 16, 2012

Either occupy every WalMart or burn each one down, whichever y’all decide

— SunnyMike HappyHugs (@Mike_hugs) November 16, 2012

Perhaps it’s the shock of the Hostess liquidation settling in, or simply a matter of timing, as millions find themselves entering yet another holiday season without employment. While some were hoping to snatch up bargains on Black Friday, others think a strike might lead to some job openings.

@jess_kutch thanks for the heads up about Walmart workers on strike on Black Friday. I know several out of work people who need those jobs.

— ♥Dixie♥ (@OnTheVirgo) November 16, 2012

If Walmart employees threaten to go on strike on Black Friday, they should just know another 18,500 workers are looking for a job right now.

— Reality TV Bites (@RealityTVBites_) November 16, 2012

If Walmart employees want to strike then they should be fired. Millions of Americans are out of work, I’m sure they would love a job.

— Veritas388 (@Veritas388) November 16, 2012

Need a job? Puget Sound area. .@komonewsWalmart workers threaten to strike on ‘Black Friday’ komonews.com/news/local/Wal…

— Mike Behrens (@Mike_Behrens) November 16, 2012

Dude said he is on strike from Walmart … Called out of work and everything! … Ill take your job

— -Destiny- (@_iSmileBack_) November 16, 2012

The employees of Walmart are going on strike on Black Friday. I’m gonna walk in an turn in an application to work there.

— Michael Holt (@M_Holt33) November 13, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 holiday season.

Our country is in shambles! No More fucking TWINKIES!? Walmart strike on “black friday”? PAPA JOHN? APPLEBEES? the list Goes on!

— micah militello (@micahmilitello) November 16, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/16/walmart-employees-threaten-black-friday-walkout-others-anxious-to-snatch-up-jobs-not-bargains/


A day later, Chris Hayes admits ‘dead body’ in Ferguson wasn’t really dead

Yes, he finally followed-up. As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes posted an inflammatory tweet with no context Sunday night. He claimed to have seen what “appears to be a dead body” on a street in Ferguson.

Now, more than half a day later after the misinformation was spread and retweeted over 4,500 times, he had this to say:

It would be unbelievable if it wasn’t already clear that Mr. Hayes is an atrocity.

Twitter users rightly gave him the business.

http://twitter.com/#!/golfmax13/status/501413370449252352

Hayes isn’t done, though.

We don’t. You are a beyond a joke, Mr. Hayes. You are a disgrace.

Related:

Inflammatory! Could mace boy Chris Hayes have made a more irresponsible Ferguson tweet than THIS?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/18/unreal-half-a-day-later-chris-hayes-admits-dead-body-in-ferguson-wasnt-really-a-dead-body/


And This Is Exactly Why You Never Judge Someone By Their Looks. Whoa…

Bikers strike fear into the hearts of many. They’re seen as rough thugs… but there is more to a biker than you think. This gang, for instance, is happy to intimidate people. However, they only intimidate people who dare hurt children. They are the Bikers Against Child Abuse International. And they mean business.

These bikers stand out because of their soft spot: innocent victims of child abuse.

You may be taken aback by their kind and generous attitude, but there are more to bikers than just leather and chains. These bikers act as guardians for abused children.

The girl in purple was abused by a relative, according to police reports – someone she should have been able to trust. He’s not in the state any longer, but the criminal case is progressing slowly, so he’s not in jail, either. She still lives in fear, but this unruly-looking mob in her driveway is there to help her feel safe again. They are members of the Arizona chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse International, and they wear their motto on their black leather vests and T-shirts: “No child deserves to live in fear.”

A biker’s power and attitude can help a vulnerable child feel safe… and BE safe. If this little girl has to testify against her abuser in court, they will go, too, walking with her to the witness stand and taking over the first row of seats. Pipes will tell her, “Look at us, not him.” And when she’s done, they will circle her again and walk her out.

The bikers even welcomed this little girl into their gang, making her a denim jacket with the name “Rhythm” on it, for a girl who dances and loves music.

The bikers are all volunteers, giving five, 10, 20 or more hours a week. There’s no reimbursement for gas or the time they take off work.

The bikers must be tough, not only to protect the kids but to be able to stomach knowing what their young charges may have been through. An 8-year-old beaten by Mom; a 6-year-old molested by his mother’s boyfriend. A girl, 10, raped. They are trained by a licensed mental-health professional affiliated with the chapter. Each biker must be fingerprinted and undergo a thorough criminal-background check, the same one required for state child-welfare workers and law-enforcement officers, before they can join the group.

These bikers aren’t looking for trouble. The only thing they want to do is make sure innocent children don’t feel so alone, or so powerless.

“It’s scary enough for an adult to go to court,” he says. “We’re not going to let one of our little wounded kids go alone.”

Source

Share what these awesome bikers are doing with others.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/protective-bikers/


Adam Levine is disgruntled by New York City’s smell of ‘melty garbage’

http://twitter.com/#!/brig765/status/221706322448621569

It’s the most populous city in the United States. It is constant movement, traffic, hustle and bustle and big business wherever you go. It’s “the city that never sleeps.”

That might explain why it smells so darn bad.

When Maroon 5’s lead singer Adam Levine explored New York City, the first thing he noticed was the blistering heat. The second was the awful smell.

https://twitter.com/adamlevine/status/221693279987703809

While you might consider melty garbage to be an unusual smell to become accustomed with, many who responded to Levine made it clear it was just another day in NYC.

https://twitter.com/laurenzek/status/221705622889050113

https://twitter.com/eggbo18/status/221705523144298496

https://twitter.com/mbooby718/status/221705109153914880

https://twitter.com/ShafferKayla/status/221704896230080512

https://twitter.com/kristina__g/status/221704683335585792

https://twitter.com/RunMstr/status/221704575994966017

https://twitter.com/OvalleChris/status/221704498375176192

The rebuttals were few and far between, but passionate nonetheless.

https://twitter.com/ItsManderss/status/221705891202871298

https://twitter.com/s0us0u/status/221704708560142336

Who wouldn’t miss the smell of melty garbage?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/07/maroon-5s-adam-levine-is-disgruntled-by-new-york-citys-smell-of-melty-garbage/


Why is Ray Lewis on TV commenting on protecting the NFL’s reputation?

You may remember that the former Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis also has some unsavory stuff on his record: How Ray Lewis Got Away With Murder

People were wondering why ESPN would have Lewis on to talk about NFL players in trouble with the law.

Could someone please tell me why Ray Lewis is on an ESPN panel talking about protecting the reputation of the NFL? #areyoukiddingme?

— Greg Floyd (@CBS6Greg) September 14, 2014

.@CBS6Greg @anthonyweiner retweeted by Anthony Weiner lol

— Peter MacKay's Bulge (@MacKaysBulge) September 15, 2014

It’s a veritable scandal-palooza. Has Eric Massa weighed in yet?

@CBS6Greg @anthonyweiner Breaking: Irony meters hit 11!

— Jim Eaton (@libboomer) September 15, 2014

Wow -> Ray Lewis says 'what Ray Rice did was inexcusable' #wheretobegin #headdesk http://t.co/WKIMkjv3Qx

— GregoryKline (@GregoryKline) September 14, 2014

@CBS6Greg @KLSouth Because Ryan Leaf and OJ Simpson are in jail?

— Randy Hedrick (@HeddRoxx) September 15, 2014

Ray Rice knocks girl out, suspended indefinitely. Ray Lewis kills 2 people nobody cares. pic.twitter.com/4f2yqlFDHH

— SnausAlmostTos (@b_cunningham22) September 14, 2014

@espn disgusting 2 c ray lewis commentg on ray rice-In my opinion he has no business being on TV-2 bad no video of that nite-won't b watchg

— RonnieJean (@RonnieJean3) September 14, 2014

Ray Rice is getting advice from Chris Brown and Ray Lewis. I think that is a punchline in itself.

— Matt (@MShadows17) September 14, 2014

"@wusa9: Ray Lewis' strong words for former protege #RayRice " —> What were they? "Next time, stab her."?

— Mindy (@SubliminalMess) September 14, 2014

Oof.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/14/why-is-ray-lewis-on-tv-commenting-on-protecting-the-nfls-reputation/


Goodbye, Colorado: Magpul Industries moving operations to Wyoming and Texas

Last February, gun accessory manufacturer Magpul Industries announced it would leave Colorado if Democrats pushed through a ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. In March, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill establishing a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines and, as promised, Magpul has announced that it is pulling up stakes in Colorado for more gun-friendly environments.

Magpul made the announcement on its website Thursday.

The company is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Magpul is leasing a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility during the construction of a 100,000 square foot build-to-suit facility in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. The Wyoming relocation is being completed with support from Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS.

Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas. Three North Central Texas sites are under final consideration, and the transition to the Texas headquarters will begin as soon as the facility is selected. The Texas relocation is being accomplished with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

Magpul says it plans to transition 92 percent of its workforce out of Colorado within 12 to 16 months.

In a statement, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said, “Wyoming and Magpul are a great match. The state is looking to expand and diversify its economy. Bringing an innovative and growing manufacturing operation to Wyoming is a significant step for the state. We offer Magpul an attractive tax environment, stable and reasonable regulations, not to mention a firm commitment to uphold the Second Amendment.”

Last September, Second Amendment advocates led a successful drive to recall Colorado state Sen. president John Morse in Colorado Springs and Democrat state Sen. Angela Giron in Pueblo. State Sen. Evie Hudak resigned her seat in November in the face of a similar recall effort.

Related:

HiViz Shooting Systems confirms plans to leave rights-infringing Colorado; Magpul gives shout-out

Rep. Paul Gosar tells Magpul Arizona open for business; Gov. Rick Perry says ‘Come on down’

With mag ban signed, Magpul ‘actively working’ to leave ‘occupied territory’ of Colorado

Magpul confirms plan to leave Colorado ‘almost immediately’ following magazine ban

Colorado passes universal background check bill, Magpul prepares to pull up stakes

Magpul reaffirms plan to leave Colorado if magazine ban is signed into law

Facing high-capacity magazine ban, Magpul fights to stay in Colorado; Other states welcome with open arms

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/02/goodbye-colorado-magpul-industries-moving-operations-to-wyoming-and-texas/


Sarah Palin vindicated: When media get it wrong, ‘they really get it wrong’

Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News’ “Cashin’ In” Saturday afternoon to talk Obamacare and death panels, and she backed up her appearance with a Facebook post calling out the mainstream media for getting health care rationing really wrong.

Please see the article linked below. To the “defenders of the truth” in the lamestream media, I’m not sayin’, “just sayin’.”

To our steadfast supporters, let’s always keep our eye on the truth and never back down from ensuring our great country isn’t deceived by what we are told to think by the media or the powers that be. When they get it wrong, they really get it wrong.

We will never sit down and we will never shut up. It isn’t in our DNA and it isn’t what our country was founded upon. The need to question government and address its flaws is incumbent on all people of conscience, and we will never stop defending true and plainspoken facts. There is much more to come, hold tight and keep your resolve.

The linked article in Investors Business Daily notes how Howard Dean and other Democrats are beginning to distance themselves from Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, which Dean called “essentially a health-care rationing body” that will frustrate patients and fail to control costs. It also notes how Palin was ridiculed for saying, “We can’t party like it’s 1773,” referring of course to the Boston Tea Party of … 1773.


http://twitter.com/#!/jenmelton1976/status/366297795570835457

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/10/sarah-palin-vindicated-on-ipab-when-media-get-it-wrong-they-really-get-it-wrong/


Twitter reacts to Peyton officially signing with Denver

http://twitter.com/#!/THEMartinEscoto/status/182193491928035328

Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos after signing a five-year, $96 million contract on Tuesday.

Manning and John Elway took the podium in-front of the media to publicly announce the deal.

From ESPN:

The Denver Broncos introduced Manning as their new starting quarterback at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Manning earlier reached agreement on a five-year, $96 million contract on Tuesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my playing career with the Denver Broncos,” Manning said.

He will wear the No. 18, which had been retired by the team, for the Broncos.

A source told ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt that Manning will be paid $18 million in 2012.

He will be paid $20 million in both the 2013 and ’14 seasons if he passes a team physical to be given 10 days before the start of the 2013 league year. There is an injury waiver included in the contract, however, covering Manning’s surgically repaired neck. If he re-injures the neck during the 2013 season, the Broncos will not have to pay his 2014 salary.

He is scheduled to make $19 million in both ’15 and ’16, but must pass a physical before each league year.

Peyton Manning STRONGLY believes that a number that is retired should stay retired… Unless he wants it. In that case, screw it.

— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 20, 2012

OMG! Peyton Manning turned his head to the left. No neck problems y'all! pic.twitter.com/wZbNtkxq

— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) March 20, 2012

I can't picture Peyton manning in anything but a colts jersey

— Dallin Eliason (@dallineliason) March 20, 2012

My boy Peyton Manning is a Denver Bronco. I wish him the best of luck he'll still be my favorite QB & a Colt for life.

— Chillmatic (@Jupe_23) March 20, 2012

I have nothing against Peyton Manning, but I am SO tired of seeing the guy EVERYWHERE I GO…

— Hero of Time  (@Lizzisonn) March 20, 2012

I swear Peyton Manning better complete at least 90% of his passes to get this treatment.Unretiring the #18 so he can wear it is disrectful

— GreenBlooded (@MrPhillieDee) March 20, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/MartyBuckley/status/182193643547934720

Peyton Manning is one of the most classiest professional athletes of all time. #respect #bestofluck

— Connor Tracy (@TrayC_38) March 20, 2012

Peyton Manning is one of those guys that you could just sit and listen to hear him talk all day and not get bored

— Michael Minshew (@mminshew) March 20, 2012

Watching the Peyton Manning press conference. John Elway has a third career as a professional wrestler. He could be the next Ric Flair.

— Matt Raymond (@mattraymond) March 20, 2012

Every professional athlete should take notes on Peyton manning. This is how you talk to the media.

— Marc Fridley (@FridTheKid) March 20, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/20/twitter-reacts-to-peyton-officially-signing-with-denver/


Exxon propagandizes for Common Core during Masters

Exxon employs thousands of engineers and geologists. Naturally, it is concerned about the quality of the U.S. educational system.

Like many large corporations, Exxon believes the Obama-Jeb Bush -Bill Gates-backed Common Core scheme will improve education. Reality check: This top-down federalization of academic standards and testing will do just the opposite not only for math education, but across the pedagogical board.

Today, Exxon aired pro-Common Core ads during the Masters golf tournament.

Informed parents, activists, and educators gave the edu-propaganda a big, fat “F.”

Just saw a commercial by Exxon Mobil supporting the common core standards in education. Knew they were bad, this confirms it.

— Susan Pengelly (@skpengelly) April 14, 2013

Exxon Mobile is going all in for Common Core. Nothing like Communist Education Propaganda During The Masters. @cbssports @michellemalkin

— FloridaJayhawk (@FloridaJayhawk) April 14, 2013

.@exxon buys ad time on #Masters to endorse anti-American Common Core educational “standards” – for shame another corrupted element.

— R. Lamb (@RichardLamb58) April 14, 2013

Ok Exxon. We get it. U love #CommonCorewonder if u actually even have a clue what ur supposedly supporting. Hope ur buy off was worth it.

— Scott (@svdhaute) April 14, 2013

So how many Exxon ‘Common Core’ commercials are they going to show during the Masters? It’s disturbing.

— LilMissRightie (@LilMissRightie) April 14, 2013

Exxon Mobile is going all in for Common Core. Nothing like Communist Education Propaganda During The Masters. @cbssports @michellemalkin

— FloridaJayhawk (@FloridaJayhawk) April 14, 2013

RT @michellemalkin: I hate the fact that Exxon is running ads during Masters supporting #CommonCore. They should clean up their oil spills

— vincent stallings(@v232us) April 14, 2013

RT @dennis_peterson: Just saw Exxon Mobile commercial supporting #CommonCore – I know where I’m not filling my tank anymore!

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 14, 2013

@michellemalkin I hate the fact that Exxon is running ads during the Masters supporting Common Core.#educationdisaster

— Adam B. Weissberger (@ABWeissberger) April 14, 2013

Exxon Mobil supports #commoncore wtf? Are they not supposed to be drilling for oil or advertising for the #masters

— Robert Johnson (@Rob_Johnson3) April 14, 2013

Call Exxon/Mobil and tell them to get their nose out of parenting!They either have no clue what Common Core is… fb.me/2WaOuO118

— StopCommonCoreFL (@StopCommonCore) April 14, 2013

Even Twitter users who don’t oppose Common Core were turned off:

Thought the Common Core conspiracy stuff was nuts, but now that Exxon’s advertising for it …

— Cari Wade Gervin (@carigervin) April 14, 2013

I’m generally a fan of #commoncore or at least neutral, but seeing @exxon promote standards with TV ads makes me uneasy, skeptical

— Will Ehrenfeld (@WillEhrenfeld) April 14, 2013

Consumers have choices about where to buy gas. Some say it is time to do business with a company other than Exxon:

@exxonmobil Any companysupporting common core should be BOYCOTTED immediately. Look into common core and do NOT do bussiness with exxon.

— Duane Polega (@duey10000) April 14, 2013

Just saw Exxon Mobile commercial supporting #CommonCore – I know where I’m not filling my tank anymore!

— Dennis Peterson (@Dennis_Peterson) April 14, 2013

Background:

Glenn Beck exposes Exxon Mobil:  You’ll never guess who is supporting Common Core…

Lachlan Markay shed light last year:  ExxonMobil Promotes Administration’s Effort to Nationalize Education

Subscribe to the Stop Common Core Twitter list.

Truth in American Education is a clearinghouse for parents, educators, and activists opposing Common Core.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/14/exxon-commoncore/