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!

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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/


Emily Miller: Aaron Alexis made no effort to buy AR-15, media ‘obsessed’

http://twitter.com/#!/ardowling61/status/380145478651748352

As Twitchy reported, the front page of Tuesday’s New York Daily News featured the (tasteless) headline, “Same Gun, Different Slay,” and trumpeted that Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis had used the “Newtown” weapon to kill 12 people. That report turned out to be false, and tonight, the Washington Times’ Emily Miller reports that Alexis wasn’t denied the purchase of an AR-15 because he never tried to buy one.

http://twitter.com/#!/EmilyMiller/status/380110148402151424

Miller writes:

Aaron Alexis passed Federal Bureau Investigation and Virginia state background checks to purchase a shotgun from Sharpshooters Small Arms Range in Lorton, Va., over the weekend.

Alexis did not attempt to purchase a rifle or handgun from the store, The Washington Times has learned exclusively.

The retail store put the former Navy reservist’s name through both systems checks before selling him a shotgun and shotgun shells, a source familiar with the investigation said.

http://twitter.com/#!/warobertson/status/380110438975148032

Dear @CNN and @MSNBC,

How is it that @EmilyMiller always gets it right, and you boneheads always get it wrong?

You're in the hype business— Red Line℅E to the F™ (@FastEddie517) September 18, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/EmilyMiller/status/380143565021528064

The rest of the media got the story so wrong (CNN’s Piers Morgan has been busy deleting tweets) that Miller wrote a column about the media’s obsession to connect the Navy Yard shootings to the weapon used in the Newtown massacre, the linchpin of the administration’s gun control efforts. Miller writes:

The liberal media is so obsessed with linking the Navy Yard shooter with the AR-15 rifle that it is making up false tales of Aaron Alexis trying to obtain one. The New York Times attempts to give the impression that a so-called assault weapon stopped Alexis from buying a rifle in Virginia, but that is not true.

The Times’ mistakes make it appear to be trying to give the impression only some unexplained “assault weapon” ban in the state stopped Alexis from killing more people. The truth is that we have thousands of gun laws on the books, but none of them stopped a homicidal maniac intent on mass murder.

http://twitter.com/#!/cannoneerfour/status/380143876868427776

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/17/emily-miller-aaron-alexis-made-no-effort-to-purchase-ar-15-media-obsessed-with-idea/


Pelosi congratulates Tina Fey; Is ‘honored’ to be part of ’30 Rock’ finale

http://twitter.com/#!/NancyPelosi/status/297026553731244032

Of course. Tina Fey continues to make lame jokes about Sarah Palin: Squee!

@deggans‘ piece on the end of 30 Rock sourced by @theatlanticwire: theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/…

— Scott Harrell (@harrellscott) January 31, 2013

More from The Atlantic Wire:

Pelosi revealed that she would be on the show early this month, explaining that she would do “almost anything” Fey asked her to do.

Best friends forevah! So, with the economy “poised” for growth, despite contraction in GDP, and the jobs council getting the boot, Nancy Pelosi is making time for what is really important: Tina Fey and “30 Rock.”

A Huffington Post reporter is speechless.

! MT ‏@nancypelosi: Congrats to Tina Fey for a very successful 7 seasons of #30Rock. An honor to be part of season finale tonight. Tune in!

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 31, 2013

Others breathlessly tweet out the oh-so-pressing issue of the day.

INBOX: “Leader Pelosi on NBC’s ’30 Rock’ Season Finale”

— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) January 31, 2013

Pelosi on 30 Rock tonight, per her office.

— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 31, 2013

RT @nielslesniewski: INBOX: “Leader Pelosi on NBC’s ’30 Rock’ Season Finale”

— Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) January 31, 2013

Winning. RT @davisusan: Random: Per her office, Nancy Pelosi will make a guest appearance in the “30 Rock” finale tonight.

— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) January 31, 2013

And a spoiler (as if Pelosi on “30 Rock” doesn’t spoil things enough).

NYT: Ms. Pelosi gives a mock-television interview denouncing Jack Donaghy as an “economic war criminal.” j.mp/W279x5

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 31, 2013

Twitter users give Pelosi the business.

@nancypelosi I like you but why the hell are you guest appearing on a TV comedy show?! Absolutely unacceptable. #30rock #UNACCEPTABLE

— Alexander Reedom (@AReedom23) January 31, 2013

@nancypelosi think they operate that show without a #budget?

— Money, Law, Labor (@MoneyLawLabor) January 31, 2013

@nancypelosi You wouldn’t know Honor if it smacked you in the ass. RESIGN NOW!

— PompanoPete (@Pompanopete) January 31, 2013

Heh. Tell us how you really feel!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/31/priorities-nancy-pelosi-congratulates-tina-fey-is-honored-to-be-part-of-30-rock-finale/


#AllredOctoberSurprise: Allred has a surprise? Twitter has classic mockery

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/259856981261692928

As Twitchy reported, rumors are swirling over the possibility of perpetual grievance-monger Gloria Allred inserting herself into the presidential campaign.

When your campaign is down to Big Bird, Sandra Fluke, Romnesia & Gloria Allred, you are the BIGGEST LOSER @barackobama…LOL #tcot #gop

— Katy (@KatyinIndy) October 21, 2012

@nyconservativ We’re expecting October Surprise/desperation tactics by #Obama camp but Gloria Allred is blight on society every month of yr

— Alana Burke (@AlanaBurkeSays) October 21, 2012

Matt Drudge first teased the news. Twitter users immediately summed up Ms. Allred in three words. And now they are offering guesses as to what Ms. Allred’s “October surprise” will be. Sorry, Ms. Allred. We already know that sometimes Romney drinks chocolate milk. That isn’t low-fat! Oh, the horror.

  • What else could she bring up? Read and giggle madly!

#AllredOctoberSurprise Romney used to get stoned w his high school friends & hung out w Marxists in college … oh wait, that was Obama

— Cincinnatus Chili (@cincinchili) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurprise One time Mitt Romney refused increased security to an ambassador located in a high risk location.Oh, wait… #tcot

— Marybeth(@MBGlenn) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurprise Mitt Romney sat in a church for 20 yrs listening to his pastor scream G D America . …oh wait.. #tcot

— Karen Best (@klb1966) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurprise Harry Reid’s source has confirmed that Romney doesn’t just hate puppies, he hates female puppies. #tcot

— Marybeth(@MBGlenn) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurprise Sometimes, when Mitt dances, he puts his hands in the air… but not always like he just doesn’t care.

— Bunker91 (@TheRealBunker91) October 21, 2012

Mitt Romney had extra glass of milk before bed once & then there wasn’t enough for his Corn Flakes the next morning #AllredOctoberSurprise

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurprise Mitt on tape! Exclusive: Mitt Romney goes to the 10 items or less lane with ELEVEN items!!!

— Fuzzy Slippers (@fuzislippers) October 21, 2012

#AllredOctoberSurpriseSometimes, Mitt secretly drinks-OJ in a water glass.

— Kelly D. (@flyoverangel) October 21, 2012

Mitt Romney slept with a window cracked open once..IN DECEMBER #AllredOctoberSurprise

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 21, 2012

once Gov Romney did NOT rinse & repeat#AllredOctoberSurprise

— Howard Roark (@shortwave8669) October 21, 2012

@redsteeze Mitt was caught sucking down a 6pack of Jolt and celebrating afterwards with a nice candy cigarette #AllredOctoberSurprise

— Corvus (@MemeticSusurrus) October 21, 2012

Romney bought lemonade from a little girl who had no business license. However, she did have binders. #AllredOctoberSurprise

— June Clinkenbeard (@MissJitter) October 21, 2012

Mitt Romney accidently stepped on the back of a guys foot once. That guys wife has cancer now. #AllredOctoberSurprise

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 21, 2012

Heh. More, please, happy warriors!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/21/allredoctobersurprise-gloria-allred-has-a-surprise-twitter-has-instant-classic-mockery/


‘Obama won, had to fire 22 employees'; Small biz owners on Twitter do same

“@HopeRealtor: I own a small business…as of today. I will be laying off 10 of my 60 employees…Thanks Obamacare.”

In my prayers.
#FAITH

— Charles Truthammer (@ZissouKingsley) November 07, 2012

And so it begins. Devastating news this morning, as reports of employers laying off employees come in. First, a Las Vegas employer has been forced to fire 22 employees due to Obama’s reelection.

Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employeescbsloc.al/RKpNaJ

— JammieWearingFool (@JammieWF) November 8, 2012

And more jobs gone. “@drudge_report: Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees… drudge.tw/SEtcXK

— John Ritchie (@ForesightNow) November 8, 2012

More from CBS News:

LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”

Not “unexpectedly,” to anyone who has been paying attention.

This business owner’s experience tells us much about what is about to happen: cbsloc.al/STFJK9

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) November 8, 2012

This is just the start to our next recession lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/veg…

— Bobby Cole (@BCkjn) November 8, 2012

More to come. RT”@moberlyg: Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees « CBS Las Vegas cbsloc.al/RKqqkB

— Janice 4 USA εїз (@butterf1ylover) November 8, 2012

More to come, yes. And it has already started. That Las Vegas employer is not alone. Small business owners on Twitter report that they are being forced to do the same.

IF OBAMA WINS: “I close my business of 10 years and lay off my employees. I am done.” theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

— Brad Hennenfent (@BradMD) November 6, 2012

“@ogoing: Small Business Owners Rebounding under President Obama”>>Baloney, I know several like myself who will lay off on Wed. If O wins.

— Jack O’Brien (@TheJackOBrien) November 3, 2012

RT @proudoftheusa: Business 4 choices 1)Keep employee count under 50 2)Convert employees to part-time 3)Layoff employees to get lean 4)End

— Dale (@Dbargen) November 8, 2012

And I won’t be hiring. RT @hoperealtor: I own a small business…as of today.I will be laying off 10 of my 60 employees…Thanks Obamacare

— Bob Wray, Realtor (@Mach1Broker) November 7, 2012

My dad’s stadium/golf course lighting business has 55 employees. He too, will have to lay employees off due to Obamacare. Can’t afford it.

— kenzie freed (@Raised__Right) November 7, 2012

Ive already spoken with one small business owner…they say they have to lay off up to 20% of their employees before obamacare begins

— ♛ JaMeS FraNciS ♛ (@KJ_summit) November 7, 2012

This morning dad was sad because he knew he’d have to lay off people due to ObamaCare costs. #ThanksObama

— Kevin A. Henry(@KevinAllenHenry) November 7, 2012

@bigunclepooh Obamacare is going to kill me. Going to have to lay off all the employees and work alone

— Kevin Egbert (@KevinBYUcougs) November 7, 2012

@barackobama I will have to lay off employees since ObamaCare is apparently here to stay.#jobkiller

— tweetborder (@tweetborder2) November 7, 2012

Well. Thank you obama. With obamacare, my dad’s gonna have to lay off 4 managers. #RIPAmerica #AmericaIsNoLongerFree

— Zach Hetsel (@zhetsel) November 7, 2012

@wicked_lady05 Tell that to half of the staff we’ll have to lay off for Obamacare

— Elizabeth Ellis (@nickysgurl520) November 7, 2012

A large client told me he is laying off 200 people because he cant afford to keep them now that #obamacare is here to stay. Saw that coming

— Kevin Hughes (@Aviator1967) November 8, 2012

–> RT @artvandalay4533: Sitting at a table of 10 small biz owners & they are laying off a total of218 employees by 1/1/13 bc of Obamacare

— Wes (@FTWes) November 7, 2012

@gretawire laying off 8 people to get below the 50 employee mandate…or pay the fine #Obamacare unaffordable f business

— Rosanne Klonaris (@Rosannebk) November 8, 2012

@ggsoldit So disappointed. We will start laying people off next week. Obamacare, higher taxes and slow economy. And I know we are not alone.

— Ed Cumberledge (@Jpinged) November 7, 2012

This small business owner tries to explain to the wilfully ignorant.

drama queen*RT @hoperealtor: I own a small business…as of today.I will be laying off 10 of my 60 employees…Thanks Obamacare.

— Rene (@rgs1000) November 8, 2012

That’s right. She is being called a “drama queen.” Because she is being forced to lay off employees due to the job-killing Obamacare regulations. Suck it up, small business owner! She didn’t build that anyway, right, President Obama?

I own a small business…as of today.I will be laying off 10 of my 60 employees…Thanks Obamacare.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@mattnotdonovan i own a home staging/renno comp.I will be laying 10 ppl off today by 5 pm.It is just a fact…

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@hookles @mattnotdonovan I have discussed this with my employees for months.They unlike you understand reality.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@antivictoriaIf u have over 50 empl u have to offer evryone health careI cannot afford it.That is just a fct. Tht is what I have to do.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@antivictoria @cspansnark @catwohl @cspanwj What part of can’t afford it are you not getting?

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@yonatan_c I have more business than I can handle.The prob is the regulation that comes with Ocare.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 8, 2012

@unclearty1 No it is a reality.I cannot have more than 50 emplys and be exempt.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@antivictoria @cspansnark @catwohl @cspanwj Yes i know that is why i am reducing employees to get under 50.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

@antivictoria once again.I could expnd based on amt of biz but it is not proftable to do so if I am over 50 e My gosh u libs don’t get biz

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

And that’s it right there. They, including President Obama, don’t understand business. He, and many surrounding him, have never had to meet a payroll in their lives. They don’t get it. At all. Instead, they lash out and attack this job-creating small business owner.

@breeb714 @hookles Evyone of u has to curse when u post. do u think u look cool or smart.?Sad is what it is.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

There r some sick ppl in this wrld.Receiving threats because I had to lay off some employees.Is this America?

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 8, 2012

@catwohl @cspansnark @cspanwj No u r not.It is heart breaking to have to do this.

— Trisha(@HopeRealtor) November 7, 2012

Of course it is. Unlike the caricatures of business owners that the Left have in their heads, business owners care. They aren’t maniacally laughing and twirling old-timey villain mustaches as they lay people off. They are devastated and heartbroken that they have to do so.

Elections have consequences. And the consequences are dire.

Our thoughts and prayers are with these hard-working small business owners, who are the backbone of this nation, and their employees who will now join the growing ranks of the unemployed.

Update: The Las Vegas small business owner is also being attacked:

Today’s Worst Person in the World – the Vegas business owner who fired 22 Hispanic employees because of Obama’s victory.

— Kevin King (@Kevin_C_King) November 8, 2012

Is this owner a “jerk” orwhat? stumbleupon.com/su/1biv5t/www.…

— Michel Laplante (@laplamic) November 8, 2012

@aclu find and sue this Vegas Business Owner Fires 22 ‘Mostly Hispanic’ Employees Over Obama Win shar.es/GrjfU #douchebag #illegal

— Heather Adams (@Monkeychop) November 8, 2012

Las Vegas Business Owner Fires 22 ‘Mostly Hispanic’ Employees Over Obama Winbit.ly/TxQlfg #howtobeanasshole

— Marc Renaud (@KingsburyQc) November 8, 2012

“job creator” throws tantrum || Las Vegas business fires 22 ‘mostly Hispanic’ employees over Obama win | The Raw Story rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/08/…

— David (@Oryx2046) November 8, 2012

He fired 22 people – almost 1/5 of his staff – because Obama won? Out of spite? Giant douchebag! rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/08/…

— Walter H. (@walterhpdx) November 8, 2012

Fuckface dickhole loser RT @simonowens: business owner in Vegas, pissed off that Obama won, fired 22 of his employees po.st/K500IC

— DKSB17 (@DKSB17) November 8, 2012

One of the worst things about GOP supporters’ #Infoxication is that they are deluded into thinking this is OK rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/08/…

— Roz Kaveney (@RozKaveney) November 8, 2012

Um. You are the one that is deluded. It is happening because of Obamacare and President Obama’s re-election. These business owners were hoping and praying for a Romney win, and a way to ease the untenable burdens placed on them by these regulations, so that they would not have to do this. Small business owners are heartbroken over having to lay off employees, who are like family to them. They are devastated.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/08/forward-obama-won-had-to-fire-22-employees-small-business-owners-on-twitter-doing-same/


Adam Baldwin, others give ‘Islamaphobia’-crying ‘comedian’ a humor lesson

http://twitter.com/#!/keithrconrad/status/286649814421225473

Actor Adam Baldwin is a fierce happy warrior. He, and others, took moral relativism (and perpetual grievance-mongers) to task last night. An alleged comedian on Twitter had his unfunny briefs in a twist over the hilarious #CurrentAlJazeeraShowPitches hashtag, which started after it was reported that Al Gore’s floundering Current TV was to sold to Al-Jazeera.

With news report today that Al Jazeera on verge of buying Current TV, how long till peeps on right starting calling it a stealth “TV jihad”

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) January 2, 2013

Check out the #Islamaphobes having fun with #CurrentAlJazeeraShowPitchesAmazed that some of them can form sentences!

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) January 2, 2013

Yuk, yuk, yuk! Wow, Bill Maher level humor! Also, spelling is hard: Islamaphobia? Dude, when attempting to shriek some sort of insult at people, at least get the term right. Then the alleged comedian bashed Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser.

@waynesteratl @gaypatriot @drzuhdijasser No one in the American Muslim community supports him- he is a Fox News creation (seriously)

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy @waynesteratl @gaypatriot @drzuhdijasserSure Plenty of Muslims support @drzuhdijasser… He also speaks on CNN. IDIOTDEAN!

— Mars4Sharia (@herself311) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy @drzuhdijasser @gaypatriot What’s next, an accusation of being an “Uncle Muhammad”?

— Wayne Austin (@WaynesterAtl) January 3, 2013

Dr. Jasser responds beautifully.

@deanofcomedy @waynesteratl @gaypatriot Dean better stick to comedy since he little respects hard facts! #DeanknowsALLMuslims (Not!)

— M. Zuhdi Jasser (@DrZuhdiJasser) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy @waynesteratl @gaypatriot If u haven’t read my work or my book I wouldn’t confuse your shtik with a serious convo ?!

— M. Zuhdi Jasser (@DrZuhdiJasser) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy @waynesteratl @gaypatriot u made a slanderous statement about my support base while then admitting anecdotal empty info

— M. Zuhdi Jasser (@DrZuhdiJasser) January 3, 2013

Then the fierce and awesome Adam Baldwin gives the “comedian” and his fellow travelers the business.

Hi @deanofcomedy: Why would U pervert the context of 1 Timothy 2:11? Are U anti-women-studying-scripture?~ @michdillard @tark31 @gaypatriot

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

.@deanofcomedy Paul wanted women 2study scripture. In 1st cen. women were forbidden. U find that wrongful? @michdillard @tark31 @gaypatriot

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

.@unnamedinsider None of the a**holes you’ve described are Christians. Where does Jesus teach that women should be stoned? ~ @deanofcomedy

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

@zookeeper_kevin Amen. But, ain’t chasing the wind entertaining sometimes?

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy Your “‘Islamophobe!’, he cried” is clumsy #ThoughtTerminatingCliché. Russell Peters is funny. U steal his jokes? ~ @muslimiq

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

@unnamedinsider You’re not conflating scripture with government, RU? ~ @ynysdyn

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

@muslimiq Accepted. Thank you, sir. Respect. Seeking clarity. Your comedy pal is a closed-minded & clumsy fellow.

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) January 3, 2013

The “comedian’s” pitiful response?

@adamsbaldwin Thanks I loved you when u were still an actor. Cant say the same now with ur smugness. Do u think Jesus would approve?

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) January 3, 2013

@adamsbaldwin I have to go do stand up now – remember when u were a working actor? I still am comedian so u probably recall those days

— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) January 3, 2013

Oh, sweetie. Now you are just sad.

Other happy warriors then join in to provide another Teachable Moment ™: How to actually be funny.

::RIMSHOT:: twitter.com/Deanofcomedy/s…

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) January 2, 2013

See @deanofcomedy at Catch a Rising Qassam. Second show EXACTLY as funny as the first.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) January 3, 2013

And this guy knows “not too funny” RT @deanofcomedy: @nathanwurtzel Not too funny – try again

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) January 3, 2013

Yeah, we should be “edgy” and mock Christians & Republicans like every unfunny hack in the biz #CurrentAlJazeeraShowPitches @deanofcomedy

— Kevin Eric Snell (@KevEnoch) January 2, 2013

Of course! Such things are total knee-slappers!

@gaypatriot @keder @deanofcomedy Is he from a town called Comedy or is self-awareness officially dead?

— Landon(@OrwellForce) January 3, 2013

@gabrielmalor open-minded liberals! @deanofcomedy

— Kevin Eder (@keder) January 2, 2013

1) @exjon Funniest about @deanofcomedy is his portrayal of Islam as benign while tossing “Islamophobia” slurs at people who know better.

— Pie Guevara (@PieGuevara) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy I don’t want to say that joke bombed, but see those 72 virgins over there?

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) January 3, 2013

That’s a win right there.

And then Ace of Spades gives an epic drubbing, as only he can. With the added bonus of a hilarious new Twitter bio.

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man @deanofcomedy has really chosen a completely accurate nom de Twitter

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 2, 2013

I’m working on an Axiom that anyone who has to tell you how witty or funny he is in his handle or his bio, isn’t

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 2, 2013

@nathanwurtzel I might change mine to MonsieurChucklebottom

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy which children’s birthday party can I see you at?

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy I just might. I have a friend who does bookings for unfunny children’s party clowns.

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy if you do balloon animals they have to be unfunny animals, like diseased animals maybe. You’ll work it out I’m sure.

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy These jokes convince me I’ve found my huckleberry.

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

@deanofcomedy hey hey hey– you’ve got the job already!Save this good stuff for the stage!

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

You’re more than the @deanofcomedy .I think you might be the King of Comedy.

— WittyFunnyScamp69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) January 3, 2013

Swoon!

And this Twitter user brings it all home.

Last Comic Stoning, hosted by @deanofcomedy#CurrentAlJazeeraShowPitchescc: @waynesteratl @gaypatriot

— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) January 3, 2013

Heh. Keep the Teachable Moments ™ coming Twitter!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/03/adam-baldwin-happy-warriors-give-islamaphobia-crying-comedian-a-lesson-in-humor/


Will Carney correct absurd claim that Calif. O-care site got 10K hits a second?

http://twitter.com/#!/64Whiskey/status/385617718822449154

That incredible traffic the California Obamacare exchange website received on day one? Yeah, not so much.

http://twitter.com/#!/MaeveReston/status/385571855714627584

5 million … 645,000 … easy mistake to make. A spokesman for Covered California explained, “Someone misspoke and thought it was indeed 5 million hits. That was incorrect.”

Someone also “misspoke” on the marketplace’s Twitter feed.

http://twitter.com/#!/CoveredCA/status/385188647768576000

Those tweets have not been deleted and Covered California has not tweeted a correction.

Check out the absurdly inflated number gleefully promoted by Senior White House communications adviser Tara McGuinness and her two exclamation points:

http://twitter.com/#!/HealthCareTara/status/385131687731920897

Press secretary Jay Carney also tried selling that number when he retweeted McGuinness .

http://twitter.com/#!/PressSec/status/385131875120840704

A screenshot to remember Carney’s retweet by:

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Wow! Obamacare really is popular in California! Or not:

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnTMadden/status/385359760003854337

As it turns out, traffic peaked at 16,000 hits per minute (if the revised numbers are to be believed). Fascinating that McGuinness, a former Center for American Progress exec, didn’t retweet that information.

While we wait for her to issue a correction (and we’re not holding our breath), let’s hear from CBS’ Jan Crawford about what led to “glitches” when the marketplaces rolled out:

http://twitter.com/#!/JanCBS/status/385568234746834944

“High demand”?

http://twitter.com/#!/robtr2/status/385596942312431617

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/03/will-jay-carney-correct-absurd-claim-that-calif-o-care-website-got-10k-hits-per-second/