Derpitude: ‘Real journalists’ fall for vile Michelle Malkin parody account!/michellemalkin/status/251754875988344832

A pitiful Michelle Malkin parody account has apparently been floating around Twitter since August of last year. Most likely, its sheer lame-itude is what’s kept it under the radar until today, when it suddenly caught the attention of the illustrious Band of Merry Real Journalists made up of such luminaries as Keith Olbermann, Ana Marie Cox, and David Frum.

There's a Michelle Malkin parody account? With even more parody than the real one? And nobody's sent me the handle? #Harumph

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 28, 2012

Behold the kinds of tweets that captivated this trio of tools:

@KeithOlbermann Keith, don't get my blood pressure up. It's Friday. I have an entire weekend of nail-biting paranoia to plan for. Jesus.

— Michelle Malkin (@micheIIemaIkin) September 28, 2012

(The parody account replaced the letter “L” in Michelle’s name with capital “I.”)

Ana Marie Cox, who has a history of opening her mouth about things she hasn’t properly read, gladly retweeted a fake tweet:

RT @MicheIleMaIkin: Libs are using Nickleodeon and Teenage Mutant Liberal Turtles to implant socialism. // Funny because it's true!

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2012

Mocking Michelle Malkin’s drawing attention to pig Jason Biggs is totally hilarious, see?

Doltish bigot David Frum fell for the same tweet as Cox:

RT @MicheIleMaIkin: Libs are using Nickleodeon and Teenage Mutant Liberal Turtles to implant socialism. Turtles spew hatred and intolerance

— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 28, 2012

One would think that even vapid troglodytes like Cox and Frum would’ve at least been able to put their combined seven brain cells together and figure out that the real Michelle Malkin would never put out anything resembling the garbage in the parody tweets. Common sense eluded them, however. Malkin was disgusted, and she rightly gave them the business:

And @anamariecox @keitholbermann @davidfrum all fell for the fake account and spread the slander against me.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 28, 2012

Remember, folks. They are #realjournalists and I'm #justablogger

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 28, 2012

And none of them will apologize.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 28, 2012

And of course no apology from @davidfrum @keitholbermann @anamariecox #realjournalists

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 28, 2012

After learning that the parody account was, in fact, a parody account, Cox continued to make an idiot of herself:

So @michellemalkin may be a fake account (?) but the opinions expressed are, well, I guess we could call them "real"? Truthy at least.

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2012

Lesson: After Akin, flag-gate, birtherism, Seamus, 47%, I am prepared to believe all kind of crazy shit that conservatives might say.

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2012

She finally did apologize, but not without slickly qualifying it:

@michellemalkin I'm sorry RT'd without disclaimer that parody account Tweet. You deserve to have your views represented accurately.

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2012

@michellemalkin I mean, I do find some of your views mockable but you should only be mocked for the ones that are actually yours. I'm sorry.

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 28, 2012

Frum, however, didn’t even attempt a half-hearted fauxpology:

My mistake, that was a parody account. I can't think why I was fooled!

— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 28, 2012

Translation: Michelle Malkin didn’t actually tweet that stuff, but, like, she totally would have, because racist and meanypants and stuff!

Keith Olbermann, who thought the parody account was the bee’s knees, felt that he was the victim in all this, and he demanded that Malkin apologize:

I retweeted nothing from this fake account. You owe me an apology. You are not adult to offer it RT @michellemalkin

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 28, 2012

Still waiting for you to retract what you made up right here RT @michellemalkin @keitholbermann fell for the fake a…

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 28, 2012

Truth escape! I never retweeted nor referenced the fake account. So she won't apologize to me; your assessment of h…

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 28, 2012

So, so mockworthy …

@michellemalkin It only proves how deeply gullible the Left is. Which is why they fell for Obama. @keitholbermann @anamariecox

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 28, 2012

@KeithOlbermann for someone you claim is insignificant you seem to spend a lot of time tweeting about her

— Bob Weiden (@bobwnyg) September 28, 2012

Um @KeithOlbermann is no journo RT @michellemalkin: And of course no apology from @davidfrum @KeithOlbermann @anamariecox #realjournalists

— justin m (@justinHHI) September 28, 2012

Thank goodness the MSM is well-stocked with grownups like those three. Otherwise, we might be in real trouble.

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Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Isn’t Just With “Selma”

The problem is how rarely people of color are cast in major roles that are not explicitly written for people of color.

Selma director Ava DuVernay. Tami Chappell / Reuters

The reaction of pretty much everyone to the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, besides nominees themselves — Julianne Moore was so overcome with excitement she could “barely breathe” — was that they hadn’t seen so many white people in one place since the last time Counting Crows played the Hollywood Bowl.

Most of the consternation seems to stem from the fact that Selma is absent from all major categories except Best Picture (which, of course, is nothing to sneeze at). And even if you attribute Selma’s omission from Oscar contention to logistical issues rather than outright racism — Paramount was notoriously slow in sending out screeners to Academy voters, and chose not to send them at all to members of other guilds (DGA, WGA, SAG, etc.) — the Academy’s diversity problem isn’t just with the number of Oscar nods of single film starring and made by people of color.

The problem is how rarely people of color are cast in major roles that are not explicitly written for people of color. (And sometimes, as in Ridley Scott’s abominable Exodus: Gods and Kings, they don’t even get those. Despite what Rupert Murdoch might say, most Egyptians don’t look like Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.)

The truly egregious “snub” is that of all the not based-on-a-true-story films nominated for Best Picture, only one, The Grand Budapest Hotel — made by Wes Anderson, a filmmaker who is often (unfairly) lambasted for being the philosophical embodiment of “Stuff White People Like” — featured an actor of color in a major role: Tony Revelori, who is of Guatemalan descent, as Zero, the lobby boy. Was there any reason everyone in Into the Woods had to be white? Or in Whiplash, a film about jazz musicians? Or Boyhood, or Birdman? Or, going back a few years, Her, Gravity, or Zero Dark Thirty? There is not.

All of these films are powerful films with incredible performances and universal appeal. But their casting, their public face, is anything but. The problem isn’t just in the stories we tell; it’s also in who is considered qualified to tell them. And it doesn’t just apply to pedigreed Oscar bait. I don’t just want to see gifted actors of color playing civil rights leaders and oppressed but noble slaves.

I want to see Lupita Nyong’o as an unlucky-in-love wedding planner in a frothy romantic comedy. I want to see David Oyelowo race against the clock to save his wife and child in a big-budget action thriller; I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to sweep in as the miracle bachelor in a Nancy Myers movie. I want to see Idris Elba as fucking James Bond already, instead of just hearing about how great Idris Elba would be as James Bond. I want actors of color to have the same freedom to make good choices and bad choices and challenging films and mindless popcorn paycheck fluff as every other major performer and director in Hollywood.

With that said: There is one thing that all the actors and directors and writers that were nominated have in common this year apart from their blinding whiteness (and in the case of the directors and writers, their penises, except for my beloved Wes Anderson, who has an artisanal heirloom flowering parsnip). It’s that they all did brilliant work on brilliant films. It’s not Benedict Cumberbatch’s fault. I repeat, none of this is Benedict Cumberbatch’s fault.

And sure, no matter who you are, it is incredibly difficult for anyone to make any movie, and when it comes to hiring actors and directors, the question most filmmakers end up asking themselves is not “who can best illustrate my commitment to inclusiveness and multiculturalism?” but “who the fuck can get this movie made?” (Or, more aptly, “who can get this movie made with the best chance of it actually making money?”)

But just imagine if everyone involved with the movies — those that make them, and those that love them — let themselves choose applicants from the biggest possible pool. It might even be good for business. Because after all, in Hollywood, green is the only color that matters.

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Rep. Paul Gosar tells Magpul Arizona open for business!/RepGosar/status/314876354522914818

Plenty on Twitter have been lobbying for firearms manufacturer Mapgul to relocate to their states following Colorado’s passage of some of the country’s most strict gun control regulations. Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar reached out today on Twitter and via a letter, offering a business and gun-friendly environment.

In his letter to Magpul COO Doug Smith, Gosar wrote that “Arizona represents business creators and understands that the private sector needs supportive state and federal government. Businesses and manufacturers do not need a government that attacks them, over regulates them, or tries to tax them out of existence. Arizona gets it.” Will Arizona get Magpul?

@repgosar @magpul_hq Well except for Tucson that’s 100% true. #AZ is a GREAT place to work and play.

— Sullivan’s Projects (@Sullivans_Projs) March 21, 2013

@repgosar @magpul_hq @ld2gop And we invite Magpul to move to beautiful Sahuarita, Arizona! Thank you Rep. Gosar

— SouthernArizonaCPAC (@SACPAC1) March 21, 2013

Gosar has competition.

.@magpul_hq Come on Down to Texas…

— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) March 21, 2013

There’s only so much Magpul to go around, but could Colt be looking for a new home?

3 cheers 4 Colt! RT @graamerica: @coltfirearms is thinking about pulling a @magpul_hq & getting out of CT.…

— Stephani Scruggs (@StephaniScruggs) March 21, 2013

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Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour

The retailer is America’s biggest private employer. Its minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour this year, and $10 an hour in 2016.

Wal-Mart, America’s biggest private employer, is boosting wages for its workers.

The retailer said its minimum wage in U.S. stores will increase to $9 an hour in April, and rise to $10 an hour in 2016. Some department managers will see a pay raise to $13 an hour this summer and $15 next year. About 500,000 associates will get a raise from the change in the first half of this year, Wal-Mart said in a statement today.

CEO Doug McMillon alluded to worker dissatisfaction in a blog post announcing the changes today.

“We frequently get it right but sometimes we don’t,” he wrote. “When we don’t, we adjust.”

“In recent years we’ve had tough economic environments, a rapidly growing company, and fundamental shifts in how customers are shopping,” he continued. “We also made a few changes aimed at productivity and efficiency that undermined the feeling of ownership some of you have for your business. When we take a step back, it’s clear to me that one of our highest priorities must be to invest more in our people this year.”

Executives emphasized on a call today that the increase didn’t mean anything would be taken away from workers.

Wal-Mart’s decision, which compares to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, may influence other companies to boost their pay as well in order to remain competitive in a world where the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7%. A lower unemployment rate means workers may have more options — offering higher pay, better benefits and training opportunities is a good way to keep them. Wal-Mart said it had almost 1.4 million U.S. associates in its annual report last year; it’s reasonable to expect the company’s decision to have a ripple effect.

Americans from the retail and fast-food industries have been fighting for a higher minimum wage in recent years, with many pushing for a floor of $15 an hour. Workers have coordinated strikes, walkouts and pickets in cities across the country and politicians on both sides of the aisle have vowed to focus on the plight of low-income Americans.

Once the changes hit in April, Wal-Mart said it will pay an average full-time hourly wage of $13 an hour from $12.85 an hour, and an average part-time wage of $10 an hour from $9.48 an hour.

Executives on today’s call also said that the changes will offer more career opportunities for Wal-Mart employees and lead to better customer service, and eventually benefit shareholders as well. Wal-Mart stock was trading down by about 2.7% on Thursday morning following the announcement.

Wal-Mart shared this image on its website:

Wal-Mart / Via

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Love Bowling But Hate Those Sketchy Bowling Alleys? Check This Project Out!

If you’re someone who can bowl without the bumpers up, I salute you. If you’re skilled enough to make wearing those terrifying shoes worth it, I have nothing but respect. But what if you love bowling, you’re absolutely awful at it, and you don’t feel like paying to display your lack of talent? And what if you are a bowling aficionado, but you still aren’t into the alley scene?

Then this project is the one for you. With some wood, bowling pins, and string, this person came up with the most amazing backyard bowling setup of all time. You’re going to want in on the action.

If this looks like something you need in your life (and let’s be real — it totally does) take a look at what he did to create it.

This isn’t a DIY undertaking for the faint of heart, so planning is key. Imgur user Makgyver87 first mapped out the exact dimensions of the bowling lane so that he could round up the right materials.

This is serious business, friends.

After that, the frame was constructed with 2 x 4 panels and the base was created with plywood.

He made it long enough to ensure that it wouldn’t be too easy to pull off a bunch of strikes.

If you’re me, the lane could be three feet long and that still wouldn’t be an issue.

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Setting up pins after every turn is a pain, which is why this guy decided to create a pulley system. To do so, holes were drilled into every pin so that string could be run through the top of each one.

Many attempts later, he finally came up with a system that worked.

One tug of that blue string resets every bowling pin!

After he leveled the boards, the lane was ready to go!

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But then he decided to up the ante. By adding some neon lights, he created an awesome night bowling setup!

Having this in your backyard would make you the coolest cookout host in the history of cookouts.

I can tell you one thing. I’d bowl way more often if I could walk outside and limit my embarrassment to the confines of my own backyard. If you want to learn more about this project, you can check it out here!

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Courage: ‘Proud savage’ Eltahawy prepares to brave next phase of prosecution!/monaeltahawy/status/329278624186380288

Being a “proud savage” can’t be easy.

Last September, cable news pundit Mona Eltahawy was arrested after righteously defacing a pro-Israel poster. And this morning, she learned that the New York District Attorney’s office has requested access to her Twitter account in order to help make their case against her in court:

Not sure what NY District Attorney thinks he’ll find in my Twitter DMs, etc. I very publicly tweeted I was going to spray.DM r for flirting.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

The District Attorney has requested access to my Twitter account. The case is called “The People vs Mona Eltahawy.”

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

Twitter got request April 15 & unless they receive notice that matter been resolved, they “may b required 2 produce some/all requested info”

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

NY District Attorney has requested access to my Twitter account for the case involving my spray painting that racist/bigoted ad.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

Don’t you get it? She had to spray paint that poster! Its pro-Israel, anti-jihad message was totally offensive.

For those asking: after I spray painted that ad I was charged w criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

I face up to a year in jail for spray painting that racist/bigoted ad.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

As I’ve said before,I acted out of principle & I’m ready 2 stand trial. If u don’t agree w what I did,figure out ur action vs racism/bigotry

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

Last tweet was my polite way of saying: People pls don’t write 2 tell me what I should’ve done differently. I chose my action.Choose yours.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

She also has the invaluable support of terrorist appeaser and UPenn prof Anthea Butler.

Yes! RT @antheabutlerStanding with you.The problem is with most people,they won’t stand up for ANYTHING.Let me know how I can support you.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

How nice.

My next court appearance is June 17. I’ll be back in #NYC for it. I love this “The People vs Mona Eltahawy” business.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

Loves it. And look how brave she is!

In Nov, I turned down DA’s no-jail plea: 2 days community service, $200 for MTA for pink on wall, $780 for woman who came btwn me & ad

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

The woman who came between me and that ad wanted $780 mostly for her Gucci sunglasses. Fuck a plea deal that includes that!

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

You heard her.

A million thanks to all of your who’ve written to me with support and love. Much much appreciated! #ProudSavage

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013

We expect that Mona will soon receive a call from President Obama thanking her for her courage.

And as for all you haters out there:

OK politeness is over:for fuck’s sake people, stop tweeting me w/lectures.Get the fuck off Twitter & go do something or I’ll fucking blocj u

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) April 30, 2013



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Live coverage: Mitt Romney introduces VP pick Paul Ryan at USS Wisconsin!/Rebecca_CBSNJ/status/234278373046775808

Mitt Romney welcomed Rep. Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia this morning.

Twitchy will bring you live updates as Romney introduces his running mate.

Romney: Ryan "doesn't demonize his opponents." "I don't know of anyone who doesn't respect his character and judgment."

— joshbranson (@joshbranson) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: "Paul Ryan works in Eashignton, but his beliefs remain firmly rooted in Janesville, WIs.," says Romney. #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

Romney on Ryan: Paul combines firm principles with a practical concern for getting things done.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

"Paul and I are beginning on journey" – Romney

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

Romney: We will return work to welfare.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Romney: We'll get that started by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: Romney goes right at it, saying by addressing budget problems, the duo will protect Medicare. #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

Some reporters are covering the scene at Ryan’s house in Janesville, Wisconsin.

As Romney announces Ryan, dogs at his house start barking.

— John Dickerson (@jdickerson) August 11, 2012

Oops. Is Romney reconsidering his spot at the top of the ticket?

And did Romney just say Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States?

— Mickey Boardman (@AskMrMickey) August 11, 2012

Yes, yes he did.

Romney accidentally introduces Ryan as "the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan."

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) August 11, 2012

Romney caught his mistake quickly and played it off with humor and class as he put his arm around Ryan.

Romney on Ryan: "Every now and then, I make a mistake. But I did not make a mistake with this guy!"

— WFAA TV (@wfaachannel8) August 11, 2012

ROMNEY-RYAN: Big embrace and handshake at center stage… #mapoli

— Glen Johnson (@globeglen) August 11, 2012

The crowd is wild for Ryan.

Ryan: Governor Romney is the man for this moment. And he and I share one commitment: We will restore the greatness of this country.

— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) August 11, 2012

"Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that this country needs." -Ryan #RomneyRyan2012

— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) August 11, 2012

"I'm surrounded by the people I love. I love you, too."– Ryan

— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) August 11, 2012

Romney's son @Matt_Romney stands next to @AnnDRomney watching Ryan speak

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

And … attack dog mode!

@Paul Ryan, "Let me say a word about the man, Mitt Romney is about to replace."

— RPL (@smartinnj) August 11, 2012

"Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure." – Ryan

— Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1990) August 11, 2012

"We find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt, and despair." – Paul Ryan

— †ruthcry (@TruthCrier) August 11, 2012

Ryan on Obama: we can't afford four more years of this.

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "High unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It's the result of misguided policies."

— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) August 11, 2012

The next VP

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "We're in a difficult and dangerous moment."

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) August 11, 2012

Huge applause for this line:

Ryan speech: "If you have a small business, you DID build that"

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) August 11, 2012

Ryan: America is on the wrong track.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan: Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan on what makes our country great:

Ryan: America is more than just a place, though. It's an idea.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

Ryan 'Our rights came from nature and god, not government" gets big cheers. "That's who we are, that's how we built this country."

— Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) August 11, 2012

Ryan: this country "promises equal opportunity, not equal outcomes."

— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 11, 2012

Ryan: "We won't duck the tough issues; we will lead. We won't blame others; we will take responsibility."

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) August 11, 2012

Ryan: We won’t replace our founding principles, we will reapply them.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 11, 2012

Ryan: We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) August 11, 2012

And the crowd goes wild for a strong closing:

Ryan concludes speech:"We will unite America, and get this done." Then Kid Rock's "Born Free" plays….

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) August 11, 2012

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Justice Thomas oppose affirmative action?!!/ChrisBarnhart/status/349621099023187970

Director Joss Whedon doesn’t care for conservative-leaning Supreme Court Justices. And that’s his prerogative. But instead of losing his temper and getting “physically enraged” about SCOTUS like Chris “The Hulk” Hayes, he opted for a much slimier, more vicious approach to registering his disgust:!/josswhedon/status/349620415821398017

Yep. Apparently it’s ironic that Justice Thomas uses his brain, rather than tired stereotypes, to make decisions and live his life. How dare he? What is he, some kind of Uncle Thomas or something?!/ChrisBarnhart/status/349621306867716097

Decent folks fed up with this kind of elitist leftist racial garbage are rightly giving Whedon the business:!/CrazyGamingGirl/status/349622103907123200!/nopasa/status/349622012232204289!/Sjcrookston/status/349628983240962048!/robertmclaws/status/349623884045230080

Because Whedon says so, of course.!/hemo_jr/status/349620809452621825

How utterly insulting.!/Pattikke/status/349627661636730880

No kidding.!/ChrisBarnhart/status/349620660894580736

And there isn’t an outhouse big enough to contain all his B.S.

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Jon Lovitz wants official who called Netanyahu ‘chickensh*t’ to reveal himself!/cwilcott/status/528033628534476800

Comedian, actor and small business owner Jon Lovitz has advised, “If you don’t want a fight with Israel, don’t pick one.” It’s also good policy for Obama administration officials not to insult Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — especially not anonymously.

This is your chance, anonymous official.

Here’s a closing thought that makes a lot of sense.

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‘With all due respect, this is chickensh*t': Bill Kristol calls B.S. on Jeffrey Goldberg

‘Who’s ‘chickensh*t’ again?’ After Bibi smear, WH spanked with cold truth [photos]

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Shamnesty punishes legal immigrants: ‘Waiting 13 years to bring family here’!/BlazeOfTruth/status/296046250833367040

Huh. Others are wondering that, too. As Twitchy reported yesterday, Senator Cruz brought up that correct point when he issued his statement opposing the immigration “pathway to citizenship” proposal. If it looks like Shamnesty Redux, that’s because it is.

“…and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally.” – @sentedcruz

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 28, 2013

Amen, Senator Cruz. Thank you for standing strong against your craven colleagues.

Twitter users, including CNN contributor Dana Loesch, agree.

In this country it’s harder to become a legal citizen than an illegal citizen. Insane.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

I personally know too many law-abiding immigrants, patiently waiting after following process, who have been penalized by our system.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

The ones I know are left hanging — the shortest time for one friend has been four years. These aren’t exceptions, it’s reality.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

We have friends who’ve waited for 7 years and paid five figures and are still awaiting legal citizenship. Hard workers, love America.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

My sons’ Spanish teacher is a citizen, her husband is not. He’s been waiting several years for citizenship. One of those evil business folk.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2013

Law-abiding people wait years to come here legally and obtain citizenship. The line for LEGALLY immigrating here, for virtually everybody, takes seven to twenty-eight years to navigate.

— Moe Lane (@moelane) January 28, 2013

And more Twitter users relay personal experiences with legal immigration.

What do I say to my int’l friends who have been waiting years LEGALLY to get US citizenship?”Too bad you didn’t break the law earlier?”

— PolitiJim (@politiJim) January 29, 2013

My wife immigrated to this country legally 20 years ago. Amnesty is a slap in the face to her and everyone else who followed rules. #tgdn

— ag_texas (@ag_texas) January 28, 2013

People I know who waited years to enter the US legally are the most vocal against immigration reform for those who entered illegally.

— HeartGiraffes (@HeartGiraffes) January 29, 2013

@marcorubio what about my many friends and colleagues from countries who have done legally and have been waiting for years for green cards?

— Brad Hudson (@bradfordhudson) January 29, 2013

“@tomhall: #Immigration” my friend has been waiting to get here legally for years, she’s thrilled illegals will get preference over her

— Steve Mona (@nkslider) January 28, 2013

@dloesch my husband spent thousands and it took 7 years. Lots of time, paperwork and patience. He felt worth the wait

— Missy Day Sardo (@missydaysardo) January 28, 2013

@dloesch My wife worked hard to become a USCITZ, took over 5 years but it was the law.She is not Latino, does that make a difference.

— dylansodad (@dylansodad) January 28, 2013

Please make sure my coworker, here legally, gets citizenship b4 anyone not following the rules does @marcorubio he’s been trying 4 ten years

— karen mcnulty (@karenjmcnulty) January 29, 2013

@dloesch Trouble is…current laws resulted in 23 years of legal struggle on legal Visas for me to become citizen.23 YEARS.

— Sonia F. Khan (@sapienist) January 28, 2013

@dloesch very true. Took me about 8 years in all to become a US citizen, either way though it was worth it. I love being here.

— Grant Crosthwaite (@GLCrosthwaite) January 29, 2013

@jonathanhoenig A friend’s sister’s family waited patiently over 12 years to come legally from Hong Kong.

— Victor (@vicnewyork) January 29, 2013

@samrod2935spoke 2 a Vietnamese immigrant.Took 8 years to legally come to this country with her sister living here. Not here for welfare

— Lisa 4freedom (@Abcstofree) January 29, 2013

@stuffthatilikePerfectly said when we have million ofpeople waiting on line to come here legally to do those jobs. I waited 7 years myself

— Khalif Saint-Cyr (@khalifallah) January 28, 2013

Like, I’m sorry that my family took ten years and waited in fucking lines LEGALLY to obtain our citizenship. You should do the fucking same.

— Danielle ✌ (@canadanielle) January 22, 2013

@joenbc @morningmika waiting 13 years to bring family legally into this country & still have another 5 years to go b/c siblings. not fair

— NEP (@fullmoonsister) January 29, 2013

Not fair, indeed. Punishing the law-abiding who seek to come here in good faith by rewarding scofflaws. Forward!

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