But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

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Sen. Dick Durbin unveils new energy policy: ban 5-hour energy drinks

http://twitter.com/#!/tokm/status/269196623849074688

Watch out, Nanny Bloomberg — you have competition. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin took to the Senate floor this afternoon to address his energy (drink) policy, and that policy is a ban on the drinks. It’s the continuation of a crusade he began last spring; perhaps a couple of energy drinks might move things along so the Senate could move forward with some other important business.

Nanny Dick MT @amandacarpenter Durbin is giving speech against 5-hour energy drinks on Senate floor. Says they’re “more lethal than alcohol”

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) November 15, 2012

As the nation battles with fiscal default, Senator Durbin uses his time on the Senate floor to warn about 5-Hour Energy yfrog.com/gy67lip

— Blue Shift Blog(@BlueShiftBlog) November 15, 2012

RT @davidhauptmann: Durbin is apparently scandalized that 5 hour energy ads promote the product as helpful.

— Jeff Quinton (@JeffQuinton) November 15, 2012

For reference, Durbin is giving a speech against 5-hour energy drinks on the Senate floor. Says they are “more lethal than alchohol”

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 15, 2012

Dick Durbin just said “three people died after consuming energy drinks” i hate to tell him how ppl die after comsuming water, beer, v8…

— Anne Sorock (@AnneSorock) November 15, 2012

More people than that die protecting the U.S. consulate in just one day. Aren’t you relieved to know that Senator Durbin is looking out for lives here at home?

Sen Durbin to the rescue! RT @davidhauptmann: How ever has America survived all these years without regulation of energy drinks?

— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) November 15, 2012

Dick durbin arguing on the senate floor that we need to highly regulate energy drinks #statist #getgovernmentoutofmylife #tcot

— Billy Pearse (@therealbillp) November 15, 2012

WOW absolutely STUPID speech on floor of senate right now by idiot Dick Durbin on EVIL energy drinks

— Anne Sorock (@AnneSorock) November 15, 2012

For the millionth time, just mind your own damn business and eff off, Dick Durbin.

— jdonels (@jdonels) November 15, 2012

Dick Durbin, your quest to regulate everything in the world is tremendously stupid and a monumental waste of time.

— Heather (@hboulware) November 15, 2012

@amandacarpenter Shorter Durbin: Citizens are incapable of living their lives and need protection from themselves.

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) November 15, 2012

Next on Sen. Durbin’s agenda, the evils of Mountain Dew. #caring

— David L. House II (@housecatt05) November 15, 2012

Related:

Red Bull may no longer give you wings if Sen. Durbin gets his way

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/15/sen-dick-durbin-unveils-new-energy-policy-ban-5-hour-energy-drinks/


Mark Levin offers to buy Sesame Street if PBS defunded

http://twitter.com/#!/marklevinshow/status/253958145339187201

Looks like Big Bird’s job will be totally secure if President Romney stops funding PBS. He’ll have a high-paying new gig working for Mark Levin, who said on Facebook and Twitter that he would personally put together an investment group to buy Sesame Street if PBS goes down.

From Facebook:

Don’t worry Sesame Street fans. If PBS is cut, I am prepared to put together a private investment group to buy the rights to Sesame Street, and we would air it on for-profit cable or satellite TV. I could make a fortune, and it won’t cost you a thing. Big Bird lives forever!

mark levin the great one said he would save big bird, so stop fretting libs

— llg007 (@llgreen18) October 4, 2012

@marklevinshow ahh! sesame street conservative style. about time!

— Dwight Jarrett (@DwightJarrett1) October 4, 2012

Levin’s Muppet adventure even picked up its first investor in the person of Chuck Woolery.

@marklevinshow I will go in with you on it Mark

— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) October 5, 2012

We at Twitchy think this would be a fantastic idea. Not only would Mark Levin be rolling in cash, but Sesame Street itself would be vastly improved by the infusion of conservative ideas. Oscar could finally open up a business and move out of the trash can. There could be entire episodes where Count introduces kids to capitalism with special guests Art Laffer and Thomas Sowell. Ted Nugent could teach Elmo to hunt, and Sean Hannity could coach Bert and Ernie as they start their own talk show. The possibilities are endless!

So, here’s hoping that we can tune in next year for the premiere of the newly privatized Sesame Street. Big Bird may have trouble adjusting to life outside the government sector, but we’re sure he’ll adjust.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/04/mark-levin-chuck-woolery-offer-to-buy-sesame-street-if-pbs-defunded/


Man of the people: Obama at Taylor Gourmet this morning

http://twitter.com/#!/elisefoley/status/202768584961835009

How hip and cool of him to visit a hipster deli to chat about economics with the skinny jeans wearing masses. Hope he’s not wearing his mom jeans! That would be awkward.

Pres Obama now at a local sandwich shop for a chat with small business owners on his proposals to promote hiring/new jobs.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 16, 2012

“Laser like focus” on jobs, while inconveniencing workers for a super cool photo opportunity.

RT @DCCirculator: Georgetown/ Union Station Rt: Expect delays due to presidential motorcade of up to 15mins. in both directions.

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) May 16, 2012

Explains why 14th was closed down RT @HuffPostPol: RT @AliNBCNews: Congrats Twitter, Obama is in fact at Taylor Gourmet on 14th and T.

— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) May 16, 2012

I guess I'm not eating at @Taylor_Gourmet on 14th today. Obama's eating there (?) and shut down the whole block. http://t.co/RW54Gc6o

— AJ Ashton (@aj_ashton) May 16, 2012

Explains why I couldn't cross 14th for last 10 min @HuffPostPol: MT @AliNBCNews: Congrats Twitter, Obama is at Taylor Gourmet on 14th and T.

— Shira T. Center (@shiracenter) May 16, 2012

I feel like you can tell who lives in the 14th and U area based on their excitement about Obama at Taylor. cc @samsteinhp @jakesherman

— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) May 16, 2012

So fancy pants!

Per pool, POTUS meeting with owners of Taylor Gourmet and other small biz owners, including Yes! Organic Markets owner.

— Sara Libby (@SaraLibby) May 16, 2012

Well, have you seen the price of arugula these days?!

Looks like POTUS is eating at @Taylor_Gourmet today. Fine choice. Some other top-of-the-ticket sandwich shops: http://t.co/K6exi6PO

— Going Out Guide (@goingoutguide) May 16, 2012

Clearly Obama is also the first hipster president since he's at Taylor Gourmet this morning.

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) May 16, 2012

He’s you.

FYI: Twitter predicted the visit. Not only does Twitter break news, but it foresees it!

RT @meredithshiner: Twitter predicted when Obama was in Afghanistan AND at Taylor Gourmet on 14th. #LookAtWhatWeCanDo

— Alex Byers (@byersalex) May 16, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/16/man-of-the-people-obama-at-taylor-gourmet-this-morning/


Monkey Business

Monkey Business

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Politico journo: Media should make Holder off-the-record sammich; Ace schools

http://twitter.com/#!/DylanByers/status/340194275113451521

Sigh. Yesterday, Politico’s Dylan Byers seemed to take offense to DNC communication director Brad Woodhouse’s contemptible tweet about the off-the-record Holder meeting. Mr. Woodhouse basically said that journalists should suck it up or shaddup.

Today, Mr. Byers is whining about “comfy” media who are boycotting the ludicrous summons for an off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Holder. Oh, guess what? Politico is attending, natch.

http://twitter.com/#!/DylanByers/status/340194112965853184

Everyone is doing it, guys. You know you want to!

Twitter users, including National Journal’s Ron Fournier, rightly call out Mr. Byers.

http://twitter.com/#!/ron_fournier/status/340196227243200512
http://twitter.com/#!/ron_fournier/status/340198262155919360

Bam!

http://twitter.com/#!/mrussRSF/status/340197249114046464
http://twitter.com/#!/DylanByers/status/340197396153782273

Oh well. He’s conflicted. And “comfy,” evidently. What a combination.

Ace of Spades then gave Politico’s Byers the business.

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340198839401197568
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340199228506771460
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340199535387238400
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340199772617056256

Ding, ding, ding! Make Holder a sammich, “comfy” media!

Ace then slams the ridiculous off-the-record meeting itself and offers up some questions for “real journalists” like Mr. Byers.

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340201009500532736
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340201817902284800
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340202124413636609
http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/340202478245142530

Bingo.

Fellow happy warriors offer up some other great points.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/340202400155570177

Yep. Special Snowflakes!

http://twitter.com/#!/drawandstrike/status/340203297233334272

Precisely.

And an excellent exit question:

http://twitter.com/#!/WarUnicorn/status/340199661606412289

We won’t hold our breath for an answer from Politico. They are too busy preparing for the stroke-fest off-the-record meeting and all.

Related:

Fox News refuses to play Eric Holder’s game, won’t attend off-the-record DOJ meeting

Off the record: Washington Post, Politico accept Eric Holder’s golden ticket

Bam! DNC’s Woodhouse tells journos to suck up off-the-record Holder meeting or shaddup; Tapper, Ace shred

Brad Woodhouse: Journalists forfeit ‘right to gripe’ if they refuse off-the-record meeting with Holder

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/30/politico-reporter-comfy-media-should-make-holder-an-off-the-record-sammich-ace-fournier-school/


DC cab drivers strike to protest Uber; Uber business in DC booms!

http://twitter.com/#!/ghelleks/status/481801819166113792

Gee, what better way to advertise? D.C. taxi drivers decided to strike today in protest against Uber, the wildly popular mobile app startup that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services.

Instead of garnering sympathy, the strikers lost out big time as stranded tourists and commuters flocked to Uber.

Honk if you love competition!

http://twitter.com/#!/grayjustin/status/481828359119589377
http://twitter.com/#!/stonecastlepics/status/481817160533045249
http://twitter.com/#!/SRod_PR/status/481785618851061760
http://twitter.com/#!/mgcsilva/status/481820270278500352
http://twitter.com/#!/ChristineSisto/status/481830316936404993

Flashback, London-style:

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveForbesCEO/status/478624319820816384

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/25/d-c-cab-drivers-strike-to-protest-uber-uber-business-in-d-c-booms/


In Honor Of International Women’s Day, Here Are Some Incredible Women To Watch

The road to gender equality has proven to be an arduous one, but it’s always been paved by incredible women doing equally incredible work. By railing against the systems that have traditionally kept women under thumb, exceptional writers, activists, scientists, and politicians have made it their mission to call these systems into question, and ultimately undermine them.

To honor these amazing monuments to solidarity and strength, the United Nations dedicates March 8 to the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. We have a long way to go, but these women prove that we’re in powerful, capable hands.

1. Roxane Gay

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This professor, activist, and best-selling author has dedicated her life to deconstructing systems of oppression as related to gender, sexuality, class, and race, and she’s revered in social justice circles for her nuanced understanding of the complex intersections between them. You’ve probably heard of (and hopefully read) her book Bad Feminist, and if you want to learn more about Roxane Gay, be sure to check out her website and follow her on Twitter.

2. Reshma Saujani

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As the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Saujani has made it her mission to flip the script on the male-dominated tech industry by empowering young women and helping them close the gender gap in STEM research and education. Saujani’s passion is fueled by the prospect of gender parity in tech-related fields.

3. Hillary Clinton

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While feelings are largely mixed across the political spectrum in regard to Hillary Clinton, I’d be remiss not to include the first woman in American history to stand within arm’s reach of the Oval Office. To learn more about her campaign, pay her site a visit.

4. Bree Newsome

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As an activist and filmmaker, Bree Newsome works tirelessly to point out the oppressive nature of historical narratives that we’re told to accept without question. She remains focused on bringing issues of race, class, and gender to the forefront and subverting oppressive forces in the process.

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5. Lady Gaga

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While the Queen of Pop has always been a proponent for social change, Lady Gaga’s most recent endeavors have brought much-needed attention to the issue of sexual assault. A survivor herself, the Born This Way Foundation co-founder has recently used her platform to cast the ugly truth about sexual abuse in glaring, fluorescent light. By working with activists from It’s On Us and End Rape on Campus, she hopes to change the damaging rhetoric surrounding sexual assault to help survivors heal.

6. Carolyn Rodz

Carolyn Rodz founded the organization Circular Board, which helps women think outside the box when it comes to creating their own businesses. Beyond helping burgeoning entrepreneurs raise necessary funds, Rodz provides them with an immersive, collaborative experience by allowing them to participate in cohorts designed with business development in mind.

7. Kathryn Finney

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As the co-founder of digitalundivided, Kathryn Finney works to help Black and Latina women gain solid footing in Silicon Valley. Her sentiments mirror Reshma Saujani’s in many ways, but her organization takes things one intersectional step further by focusing not only on getting women into STEM fields, but helping women of color — who are even less represented in tech — gain access to the opportunities and funding they need to break down barriers in the industry.

8. Laverne Cox

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This actress and activist stands at the helm of many issues in the trans community. As a trans woman of color, Cox is another celebrity who uses her platform to open the eyes of the mainstream media in regard to violence toward and oppression of trans folk. For decades, this group has gone unprotected, unheard, and unrepresented. Laverne Cox uplifts trans voices from around the world.

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9. Malala Yousafzai

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Since the horrific shooting that almost robbed the world of this incredible mind, Malala Yousafzai has used her struggle to empower girls across the globe to demand their educational rights. The Nobel Prize winner is wise beyond her years, and when it comes to fighting for women’s education, she shows no signs of stopping.

10. Gloria Feldt

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Feldt co-founded Take the Lead, which is an organization centered around helping women navigate leadership roles in arenas ranging from business to politics. Feldt and her team provide women with access to the resources and educational tools they’ll need to power past the 18-percent stake women currently hold in top leadership positions on the road to gender parity.

11. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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She’s always been incredible, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent work to maintain women’s reproductive rights during the 2016 campaign season brings her genius and passion to the mainstream media’s attention once again. She’s someone who has made a career out of embodying what it means to be a strong woman, and she works tirelessly to ensure that all women have the opportunity to do the same.

12. Neha Gupta

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At 17 years old, this amazing young woman founded Empower Orphans — an organization that she actually ideated when she was only nine. Gupta and her team work not only to provide basic means of sustenance to orphans around the world, but also to equip them with the tools they’ll need to succeed later in life. She recently won the International Children’s Peace Prize for her efforts.

Women today sit at an interesting, contentious juncture between past and present — between the problematic narratives that we’ve been fed and the new stories we strive to tell. While this is just a small sampling of inspirational women to watch in 2016, their passions are indicative of the new battles we face as we move toward full equality. Luckily for us, there’s no shortage of dazzling people leading the way.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/international-womens-day/


Emily Osment thinks Radio Shack lacks that whole service thing

http://twitter.com/#!/coachmadkins/status/214210103769964545

If Emily Osment can’t get service, what hope is there for the rest of us?

The 20 year old actress and pop singer, best known for her role alongside Miley Cyrus in “Hannah Montana,” took a trip to Radio Shack last night. Like most people who go to Radio Shack, she expected some sort of service.

Did she find it? Check out the evidence for yourself:

Radio Shack. Where you will never be serviced, ever.

— Emily Osment (@EmilyOsment) June 17, 2012

Doesn’t sound too promising. When Osment’s followers chimed in, it became quite a sad state of affairs for the electronics store.

@EmilyOsment I like that motto.. however I think their slogan recently became "radio shack, yeah.. we're still in business"

— Dominic Hernandez (@stillsuperdom) June 17, 2012

@EmilyOsment Poor baby girl!!! They never can fix our stuff.

— FEJ or Jeff Saunders (@SOUND_GOD) June 17, 2012

https://twitter.com/Jorrdynnn/status/214210201321078784

THIS. “@EmilyOsment: Radio Shack. Where you will never be serviced, ever.”

— John Fru Fru (@xoxoxenomorph) June 17, 2012

https://twitter.com/HaloJustin/status/214256659546116097

https://twitter.com/forextrader900/status/214213419606347776

Dear Radio Shack, please heed the words of your disgruntled customers. Try and fix the service aspect of your company. Rumor is that sort of thing is important to actually making patrons want to return.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/17/emily-osment-thinks-radio-shack-lacks-that-whole-service-thing/


His Sons Tried to Kill Him… But He Refuses to Condemn Them

Living with your parents can be tough on a child. Working with a parent can be even tougher. But, nothing excuses Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe from what they just did: they attempted to kill their own father and burn down the house he lived in.

But, no matter what his sons did… William Bledsoe forgives them and will not see himself as a victim here.

No matter what is said, William refuses to abandon his sons.

The boys share a home and business with their father; they allegedly tried to kill him because he is hard to work and live with.

The sons set the house on fire, hoping to trap their father inside, but he made it out and was only treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters found home-made explosives inside of the house.

Caleb and Joshua appeared in Kittitas County Superior Court on Tuesday. They are held on $1 million bail pending possible charges.

Before all of this happened, the three ran a rain gutter company together.

William said, “My boys are my boys and I’ll never abandon them and not support them.”

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Now we know what they mean by “unconditional love” of a parent. SHARE this incredible act of forgiveness with others.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/his-sons-tried-to-kill-him-but-he-refuses-to-condemn-them/