Larry Elder marks two years since Obama’s ‘you didn’t build that’ speech!/TonyLandis4U/status/488220598812700672

Has it already been two years since President Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” speech? Yes it has, as Larry Elder reminded us, while including an “All in the Family” reference to mark the occasion:

"You've got a business–you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
–Barack Obama July 13, 2012
#tcot— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 13, 2014

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‘Lunacy!’ Anti-science Pelosi daughter blames earthquake on fracking!/Matthops82/status/442932378168619008

What did Christine Pelosi, daughter of Nancy Pelosi say? Oh, just this:!/JammieWF/status/443015177714151425

No, seriously.!/sfpelosi/status/442902148573962241

What the frack?!/mikeyb310/status/442912768341970945


Pelosi did get the early win for the dumbest tweet of the night. But, she didn’t even stop there and instead kept digging after Twitter users tried to educate the ignorant, fear-mongering Pelosi. Giver @ExJon started off the schooling.!/exjon/status/442909785545924608!/exjon/status/442912197342023680

"Fracking causes Earthquakes 30 miles into the Pacific Ocean.."

"Uh wait..I have a ques…"

"THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED. IT'S A FACT!"— S.M (@redsteeze) March 10, 2014!/exjon/status/442912884067028992!/exjon/status/442914553110601728

Because of course. Every. Time.!/exjon/status/442915517196533760

Pelosi responded with more idiocy.!/sfpelosi/status/442915774940717056

Really? Except for that whole “another reason I oppose fracking” thing, right?!/Matthops82/status/442916210632445952!/exjon/status/442916356137025536!/Matthops82/status/442916588765724672!/Lisellle/status/442917333099905025!/chelseagrunwald/status/442925825697280000


Pelosi just couldn’t stop and continued to expose her ignorance and absurdity.!/sfpelosi/status/442917087929851904

There we go! Point out facts? Sexist, natch.!/sfpelosi/status/442924975310123008!/sfpelosi/status/442930425808158722!/sfpelosi/status/442930796207165440

And with that, she got even more bless her heart-y. Check out the tweets she is using in her defense; Totally not blame-y:!/sfpelosi/status/357916633571921921


Double uh.!/nilgirian/status/442940963564945408!/rrobertschwartz/status/442937102913654785

Ding, ding, ding!

More digging:!/Matthops82/status/442936131655454720

Yep, she retweeted this:!/FogBelter/status/442928284301422592


Citizens continued to give Ms. Pelosi the business and it was delicious.!/exjon/status/442919132694986752!/chelseagrunwald/status/442926944326127616!/redsteeze/status/442926780517994496

But … but … sexist!!/redsteeze/status/442928221320118272!/exjon/status/442918928264601600!/exjon/status/442919843960872960

Hey, Ms. Pelosi, you may need to blame yourself soon.!/redsteeze/status/442918005899796480

And an exit prediction: Coming next from Ms. Pelosi?!/redsteeze/status/442921199073775616

Stay tuned!


‘Science and MSNBC don’t mix’: Network suggests Okla. earthquakes can be tied to fracking

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Here Are The 26 Most Cringeworthy Ways People Have Proposed. I Hope She Said No To #5.

Giving the love of your life a perfect marriage proposal is tricky business. Not only do you want your significant other to say yes, but you want the moment to be absolutely perfect and absolutely them. Every person who is about to propose has played the moment over and over in their heads after hours of planning… Except for these people. Instead of planning out their proposal in a thoughtful and special way, it seems that they just winged it. Saying yes to an awkward and cringeworthy like this is definitely a bad idea.

1.) What a delicious proposal.

2.) Don’t trust your friends to do it for you.

3.) This is a good way to cause a wreck, not begin a marriage.

4.) … okay, this is almost impressive.


6.) I hope this is a joke.

7.) … sigh.

8.) This could have been SO GOOD.

9.) How does she say yes? Order popcorn chicken?

10.) It’s kind of worth it for her heart attack.

11.) I don’t think she’ll appreciate this less-than-flattering photo.

12.) His face will be SO red if she says no.

13.) I think I’d prefer a ring.

14.) Is there an emoji for “disappointed and depressed?”

15.) Yes, pizza, I WILL marry you.

16.) BRB, let me pee before I answer.

17.) Trashy is the new classy.

18.) You just failed so hard, Duke fan.

19.) Cut your hair and put on a shirt. Then, maybe.

20.) Rocks… they say what we’re too afraid to.

21.) I wonder how many women said no to this interesting offer.

22.) The effort is nice, but the execution is more than a little strange.

23.) I take that back. THIS is strange.

24.) Ohhhhh duuuddddeeee. No.

25.) Mild… just like your romance.

26.) This was almost perfect, until it wasn’t.

Hopefully these people found a way to have a “happily ever after” ending (even if their marriage began by sticking a ring into a chicken sandwich).

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Say Hello to the Manliest and Beardliest of the 2014 World Beard and Mustach

Modern society is entertain an Age of the Beard. Hipsters, athletes, family men and business men are all rocking facial hair. To honor this obsession, on October 25, 2014, the annual World Beard and Moustache Championships were held in Portland, OR. Men with artful facial hair competed to be crowned and to have their luxurious face locks celebrated the world over.

The competition goes beyond just having hair on your face; competition organizer Phil Olsen explained in an interview that they’re looking for the facial hair that “best enhances their overall appearance, style and personality.” The competition includes, besides beards and mustaches, a considerable amount of pageantry.

And these guys have plenty of style and personality. Besides their mighty beards, these gentlemen have style for days. Check out their outfits–if you can take your eyes off the beards, that is.

Toot Joslin

This formidable muttonchop ‘do means there’s a new sheriff in town.


No one caught his name, but he’s still quite dashing.

Jeff Well

A Dali-esque waxed ‘stache cuts down on drag.


This gentleman would have given his name, but he’s working as a spy in an alternate universe Victorian London, and really can’t be too careful.

Jeff Vidouck

This is Mr. Vidouck’s reaction when you ask if he needs a scarf.

Taylor McKibben

This glorious two-tone affair is perfectly offset by Mr.McKibben’s fur coat.

Luke Shuler

Mr. Shuler is a rebel, plain and simple.


Whenever the contestants are not identified, I like to think there’s a very serious reason behind it. This contestant is obviously a dignitary who must keep his identity under wraps for world safety reasons.


Whoever he is, he seems to be a World Beard and Moustache Championships veteran.

Charles Hazleton

Guess where the source of his power lies.

Burke Kenny

Mr. Kenny’s beard and mustache are a classy mix of modern and traditional.

Kevin Riordan

When he’s not competing, Mr. Riordan can be found lasso’ing small animals.

Craig Bishop

This happy chap goes for volume, not length.

M.J. Johnson

We don’t question Mr. Johnson. We just…don’t.

Aaron Calihan

Mr. Calihan knows the importance of accessorizing, and strikes a notable balance of manly and dainty.

Kevin Graybill

Channeling historical figures is encouraged.


This vision in lavender knows how important color coordination is.

Stefan Rasile

Don’t make Mr. Rasile angry. His beard will get you.

Jordan Dauby

Mr. Dauby channeled some American Gothic for his look.

This year’s competition was a bit rushed, according to Oregon Live, and saw about 300 contestants and 18 categories. Contestants came from 30 U.S. States and territories and nine foreign countries. I don’t think we’d be able to judge any of these guys. To us, they and their facial hair are all winners. 

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‘How would the Left react’ if a Republican White House sent out this graphic?!/siftyboones/status/519929355208638464

ISIS can wait. What we need to deal with right now is raising the minimum wage:

In the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.

Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. While Republicans in Congress continue to block the President’s proposal, a number of state legislatures and governors, mayors and city councils, and business owners have answered the President’s call and raised wages for their residents and employees. Read a report on the progress that’s been made so far across the country.

Women especially are depending on that minimum wage hike:

Let's help millions of #WomenSucceed by raising the minimum wage to $10.10 → #RaiseTheWage

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 8, 2014

Hmmm. Maybe the White House should think this through a little more:

@WhiteHouse That bag of groceries will cost 30% more and she'll still be struggling. Math.

— laurakfillault (@laurakfillault) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You know it would make that bag of groceries 30% more expensive…don't you?

— Angela (@Bear2theRight) October 8, 2014

@laurakfillault @instapundit @WhiteHouse Nope…she'll be out of a job.

— Brad Hope (@Brad_Hope) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse It will increase prices every where. This will not help

— Nevermint (@Nevermint) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's make millions of women unemployed by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's raise the cost of goods and services everywhere ensuring more poverty and reliance on welfare by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's drive more women from the labor force because that's the best way to make unemployment lower.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You realize those groceries will have been checked out at a kiosk and not by a cashier right? Dummies. #RaiseTheWage

— EEE (@EEElverhoy) October 8, 2014

While the White House is chewing on that food for thought, here’s something for the rest of us to ponder:

This picture, but with a Republican in the White House. How would the Left react?

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Good question!

@RBPundit "1)As if Rs care bout women! They think this hides their War on Women? 2) FT workers?! Look at unemp! & 3) what about young ppl??"

— Giles (@GilesMcK) October 8, 2014

@GilesMcK You forgot "Wow. Holding a grocery bag? How sexist!" 😉

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Bingo The Feminist Outrage Brigade would surely be all over this. But this is the Obama White House’s work, so … nothing to see here!

*crickets* – feminists reacting to this pic MT @WhiteHouse: Let's help millions of by raising the minimum wage →

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 8, 2014

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But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

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She Heard Noises Coming From The Kitchen And Caught Her Hilarious Dog Red-Handed

Universe, meet Stig. Stig is a smart dog. Stig enjoys doing dog things like playing with his mom and going for walks.

And like any other red-blooded American, our boy Stiggy really, really loves dessert — so much so, in fact, that he will go to truly astonishing lengths to get it.

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While Casey Officer was just minding her own business one day, she heard some nonsense coming from the other room. Quickly blaming said nonsense on her daughter instead of Stig because dogs are faultless creatures and children are not, she yelled at her little one to see what fresh Hell she was unleashing in the kitchen.

But the assumed culprit, a child by the name of Hannah, was nowhere to be found. Instead, Officer caught Stig red-handed while he was busy being a whipped cream-loving deviant.

Okay, okay. I know whipped cream isn’t exactly good for dogs, and I’m sure this woman does as well. That being said, if you don’t giggle at this just like Casey Officer did, you might be dead inside.

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Media ‘faux outrage’ douches: Daily Beast reporter mocks World War II vets!/iowahawkblog/status/385233198910676993

Yes, he did.!/Bencjacobs/status/385215141291114496

Ben Jacobs of Newsweek and The Daily Beast took to Twitter to expose his douchebaggery. As Twitchy reported, Honor Flight World War II veterans knocked down the government shutdown barricades on the National Mall in order to visit the memorial to veterans. The vets have reportedly been threatened with arrest now.!/AG_Conservative/status/385239538827661312!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/385250920755240960

To “real journalist” Ben Jacobs, this was an opportunity to mock both veterans and those who are rightly outraged by the ludicrous government barricades.!/NolteNC/status/385225971798126593

Jacobs wasn’t alone. The foul Jonathan Chait was the first to jump aboard the douche-train. He then mocked “faux outrage.”!/iowahawkblog/status/385225478413365248

Poor persecuted Chait!

Fellow New York Mag-er Stefan Becket upped the jackassery both in reply to Chait and Jacobs.!/stefanjbecket/status/385217154117017600


Twitter users rightly gave them the business.!/iowahawkblog/status/385387213208313856!/derekahunter/status/385227263794757632!/NYB2Fight/status/385226973280485376!/UVApolitics87/status/385233048012603392!/Al_B_Damned/status/385233757382250496

Ha! Well, he does “work” for The Daily Beast, so he’ll probably get a promotion. Plus, he may be too busy for such polishing.!/bradcundiff/status/385236672243593217


And Iowahawk brings it all home with some snark perspective:!/iowahawkblog/status/385385323934404608



You’ll love the ‘trophy’ World War II vets took home from the government shutdown blockade [pic]

Honor Flight to bring more World War II vets to DC Memorial despite government shutdown

NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait confirms anti-Nazi stance after douchey tweet mocking World War II vets

World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall; Update: Did a congressman lead the vets through the barricade?; Update: Congressman says Obama administration knew about veterans’ request and rejected it

‘Hold me!’ Luke Russert laments catastrophic shutdown effect; Citizens ready pitchforks [pic]

‘How will we know what to eat?’ Gasp! #ShutNado to interfere with FLOTUS’ tweets

The bleeding continues: Congressional elevator button pushers become latest shutdown casualty

‘Hold me!’ Luke Russert laments catastrophic shutdown effect; Citizens ready pitchforks [pic]

‘Farewell humans’: Government agencies tweet about not tweeting during shutdown

Shutdown Schadenfreude: Hey, Nancy Pelosi, about that ‘bare cupboard’ …

‘How do I water?’ Citizens chronicle first hour of #Shutnado devastation

Twitter’s #ShutdownPlaylist captures the mighty roar of #Shutnado

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JPMorgan’s Stock Falls With Bank’s Trading Revenues Amid Big Legal Costs

Despite a little more volatility in the last three months of the year, America’s largest bank by assets is in a trading rut. It also had $990 million in legal charges.

JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon Getty Images Chip Somodevilla

In the last three months of 2014, JPMorgan Chase, had earnings per share of $1.19, or a net income of $4.9 billion, down from $5.3 billion in the fourth quarter of last year. The bank’s profit slide of 6.6% from the fourth quarter of last year also fell short of analysts’ expectations of $1.31, and the bank’s stock is down more than 4.5% to $56.17 in late morning trading. The bank, the largest in the United States by assets, was weighed down by $990 million worth of legal charges.

In November, JPMorgan was one of six large banks to pay big fines to settle charges from British and American regulators that its traders had manipulated the foreign exchange market. JPMorgan’s Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake said the new charge was in “large part an incremental for foreign exchange.” The Justice Department is conducting its own investigation of the foreign exchange market.

“Banks are under assault,” JPMorgan’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said on a call with reporters. “We have five or six regulators coming at us on every issue.”

The bank’s large and lucrative trading businessess saw sizable declines in revenue, with fixed income trading revenue sinking 23% from last year to $2.5 billion. The bank attributed the decline to “lower revenues in credit-related and securitized products” along with the sale of some businesses, including physical commodities trading. Not counting those sales, the fixed income business still saw a 14% declined in revenue, while equity trading revenue of $1.1 billion was up 25%, which the bank credited to more revenue from derivatives based on stocks and services to hedge funds.

The poor trading results, which are expected across Wall Street, were previewed late last year by Lake.

In a December speech, Lake projected a “high teens” decrease in trading revenue, eight percentage points coming from exiting commodities trading businesses, about $300 million.

Lake also said there had been an “uptick in realized in volatility particularly in foreign exchange and [interest] rates,” but said it was “low relative to where you would expect it to bein a m ore vibrant market.” Banks with large trading operations like JPMorgan tend to generate more revenue in more volatile markets, as larger swings in prices encourage more trading.

“It’s true to say volatility did pick up across asset classes,” Lake said Wednesday. “The [foreign exchange] business did well, and the the remaining commodity business did well on clients trading around oil.” Oil prices plunged in the last three months of the year and have contiued to fall.

With the exception of some choppiness in October, markets have stayed relatively quiet, with bankers and traders wondering where higher activity could come from. “It’s possible that while we’re going to see a little bit more volatility and hopefully that presents more opportunity, it’s likely the first half of next year at least is going to … continue to be challenging,” Lake said in December, and she said today that there were “no dramatic changes” in the trading environment in the beginning of the year.


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Tom Morello rages against Seattle cafe for not treating him like a VIP!/emzanotti/status/517067877183410176

That’s the trouble with communists, they only think the rules apply to the little people.

Over the weekend Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine got his elitist shorts in a bunch because he wasn’t immediately seated in a Seattle restaurant that was already filled to capacity. He took to Twitter to share the epic “don’t you know who I am?” moment with all his fans.

Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 27, 2014

Spoiled musician experiences severe butt hurt over not being given special treatment, throws tantrum on Twitter. Spread the word.

@tmorello Wondering – A: Do people usually blindly do whatever you say? & B: Why not tell the doorman he's a prick, instead of telling us?

— Cayton (@StuffCaytonSays) September 27, 2014

Quote of the day: "Rock stars don't get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn't give less of a s**t."

— Ericka Andersen (@ErickaAndersen) September 30, 2014

The owner of the restaurant seems to be hard at work trying to implement the things Morello only talks about and took poor Tom to school.

@tmorello The 5 Point is totally pro worker & we pay more and have more benefits than any other small restaurant anywhere

— David Meinert (@davidmeinert) September 27, 2014

@tmorello higher starting pay, health insurance, retirement, paid vacation, sick days, and profit sharing.

— David Meinert (@davidmeinert) September 27, 2014

@tmorello we are or were fans of you & your work. Our staff are very cool & when they aren't it's typically a reflection of the customer

— David Meinert (@davidmeinert) September 27, 2014

@tmorello BTW I'm the owner & have supported & worked on paid sick days, higher minimum wage & city sponsored retirement for all workers

— David Meinert (@davidmeinert) September 27, 2014


@tmorello Attacking small business goes against your gimmick, asshole. Stop pretending you're a rock star.

— Jason. (@GabrielPomerand) September 27, 2014

So Rage Against The Machine has become the machine they raged against:

— Nik Martin (@nik_martin) September 30, 2014

lol, @tmorello uses his celebrity to get special treatment, then makes political accusations when he doesn’t get it

— J. Arthur Bloom (@j_arthur_bloom) September 30, 2014

@tmorello turns out to be just another douche rock star wanting special treatment. via @po_st #shocker #antidoorman

— Jennifer Cobb (@jencobb1978) September 30, 2014

@tmorello Perhaps Yelp would be a better outlet for your hurt feelings then?

— m. pinero (@stabulousness) September 27, 2014

@stabulousness: @tmorello Perhaps Yelp would be a better outlet for your hurt feelings then?” On it

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 27, 2014

@gechsor15 @tmorello "Rebellious social activist" didn't get rock star treatment, trashes small business on Twitter. #whenrockstarsyelp

— m. pinero (@stabulousness) September 27, 2014

@gechsor15 "Local business I've never been inside of is THE WORST. They're anti-worker! Spread the word." Yes, my attitude is the issue here

— m. pinero (@stabulousness) September 27, 2014

Willing to forgive the Seattle Evil (Egg) Empire 5 Points Cafe doorman powertrip if good guy owner D Meinert fully embraces #15Now min wage

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 29, 2014

So big of him. He’s willing to forgive the restaurant he trashed to 384k Twitter followers … but only if they meet his conditions.


Pancake Gate update: Luv&respect the workers.Glad to sit down w/owner next time in Sea, happy about his commitment to pay raise for workers

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 30, 2014

@tmorello that's awfully big of you, mister rock star.

— Ben Ecker (@BenEcker) September 30, 2014



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