But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

Read more: https://imgflip.com/i/a0qjg

But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

Read more: https://imgflip.com/i/b62im

Pethokoukis cites cosplay as a bad economic sign, angers nerddom.


Cosplay is a growing subculture in which people dress as characters from science fiction, fantasy, or comics. Often the costumes can be very elaborate and expensive. The trend originated in Japan and Jim Pethokoukis’ piece at The Week draws some parallels between Japan’s stagnant economy and our own. Using the rise of cosplay as an indicator didn’t go over too well with the fandom.

Does the rise of Japanese-style cosplay in the U.S. portend a Japanese-style economy? http://t.co/zzFUYfdk2e pic.twitter.com/Gz86C8U1QM

— The Week (@TheWeek) October 9, 2014

My twins, 17, in a tizzy bec they think they're bane of anime community due to this article written by their dad. http://t.co/v4BzsFcdGW

— Colette Moran (@ColetteMoran) October 9, 2014

Shorter: Nerds are playing dress up. Ergo, the economy is doomed. http://t.co/CsEj4j5Eju

— Jon Terbush (@JonTerbush) October 9, 2014

This is all true because most can't make them outfits unless they got someone else financing the habit RT @ANN_Bamboo http://t.co/sqzANo6cZB

— Daryl Surat (@DarylSurat) October 9, 2014

Cosplay allows us to simultaneously attack the president on the economy & gripe about kids these days http://t.co/VZuvgm8E3E

— Lauren Orsini (@laureninspace) October 9, 2014

wait back up back up RT @TheWeek: Does the rise of Japanese-style cosplay in the US portend a Japanese-style economy? http://t.co/DUx8W2AnIe

— CURSED DJINN (@kmundahl) October 9, 2014

I have found it: the dumbest thing http://t.co/iKXU8OQoqe

— Squarewolfly Boo!ted (@squarelyrooted) October 9, 2014

@ExecutiveOtaku @laureninspace I think he's making a bit of a stretch there

— justaddScott (@justaddScott) October 9, 2014

My friend @LillyInverse's business is predicated on cosplay. Does this guy hate small business in America? http://t.co/IEIDgzEJWC

— David J. Majors (@JustCallMeDjm) October 9, 2014

This is straight up Vox level vapidity it's not insulting but a display of utter ignorance of the subject – http://t.co/KfUAIXYLgh

— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) October 9, 2014

The 'cosplay is a harbinger of the end of our economy!!' article is the most ridiculous thing.

— Corpse Candles (@GreyWays) October 9, 2014

Um, what? So people spending all that money on the resources to create cosplay costumes is *bad* for the economy? http://t.co/saHFAf53YU

— Mathulhu Fhtwagn (@thisbrokenwheel) October 9, 2014

Not football, nor movies, nor prime time TV, nor Facebook. Not even Tumblr. Nay, it's cosplay that shows the rot in our economy.

— Preston Austin (@gl33p) October 9, 2014

Website doesn't understand what cosplay is, but thinks it's probably a bad sign for "the economy"? http://t.co/ppsqz4s5V7

— BAT youngDARK (@MattYoungmark) October 9, 2014

@JimPethokoukis Please stop throwing blame on a subculture that you don't know and point fingers in the wrong direction.

— Sereboo (@serephita) October 9, 2014

@RoninErik @JimPethokoukis And implying that we're all early 20-somethings just out of college looking to escape our pitiful lives is

— Sereboo (@serephita) October 9, 2014

@RoninErik @JimPethokoukis a huge misrepresentation, and insulting to many cosplayers.

— Sereboo (@serephita) October 9, 2014

Their argument being, of course, that cosplay is popular in Japan and THEIR economy is stagnant, so obviously nerd costumes are the devil.

— Victoria McSpoopy (@vqnerdballs) October 9, 2014

"any rise in people fleeing reality for fantasy suggests problems with our reality” uh oh some1 should probably go tell every novelist ever

— Victoria McSpoopy (@vqnerdballs) October 9, 2014

@vqnerdballs Other things bad for the economy: sushi, bubble tea, cats who are not actually cats.

— Katie Schenkel (@JustPlainTweets) October 9, 2014

@JustPlainTweets @vqnerdballs giant radioactive monsters… That one might actually be no good

— Spooky Philip Lopez (@firehawk32) October 9, 2014

the year is 2026, cosplay has finally destroyed the global economy what little settlements remain are brutalized by roving groups of nerds

— SpookyBOOnit (@RevolverUnit) October 9, 2014


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/09/pethokoukis-cites-cosplay-as-a-bad-economic-sign-angers-nerdom/

FACT CHECKS of Trump Water, Trump Steaks, Trump Magazine and Trump Wine

At last night’s press conferenceat the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., GOP front-runner Donald Trump spent a considerable amount of time refuting Mitt Romney’s allegationsfrom earlier in the weekthat some of Trump’s businesses were failures.

Here’s the clip where Trump goes on to talk about Trump Steaks, Trump Water, Trump Magazine and Trump Wine:

Except, as we reported last night, there is an open question if the steaks Donald Trump displayed at his press conference last night were actual “Trump Steaks” or if they were from a local meat wholesaler,Bush Brothers Provision Company.

Reporters are still awaiting official word from the Trump campaign on clarification of Trump’s remarks on the steaks, but the AP is reporting that the club does indeed use meet from Bush Brothers:

A spokeswoman for Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the labels on the steaks displayed Tuesday night appeared to match those of a company called Bush Brothers. A club staff member said that’s the butcher that supplies the club.

There are also questions being raised by reporters concerning Trump Water, Trump Magazine and Trump Wine.

First up, Trump Water. TIME’s Zeke Miller posted a pic of the label that shows the water is from a company in Connecticut that sells bottled water “with your own private label“:

He bought generic water so now it’s “Trump Water”?

Trump then held up a copy of what he said was “Trump Magazine” to prove it was still in existence. Except the magazine he held up was titled, “The Jewel of Palm Beach” and it’s an annual publication that is only distributed at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago:

As for Trump Wine, there’s a disclaimer on the website that states the winery “is not owned, managed oraffiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates”:

Here it is right on the website’s “Legal” page:

We’ll update this post with any new information from the Trump campaign as it comes in.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/03/09/fact-checks-of-trump-water-trump-steaks-trump-magazine-and-trump-wine/

But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

Read more: https://imgflip.com/i/9wsv2

But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

Read more: https://imgflip.com/i/a83fp

L&T bags orders worth Rs 1,458 crore

Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has said that its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,458 crore across business verticals. “The construction arm of L&T has won orde

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/business/lt-bags-orders-worth-rs-1458-crore/article9065019.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Empowerment? Cosmo editor: Self-defense for women is ‘icky’


Hey “crazies,” don’t you dare hold Cosmopolitan social media editor Elisa Benson responsible for her own words! What did she say? Well, as Twitchy reported, the winner of the Miss USA pageant was asked a question about sexual assault on college campuses. She suggested women learn how to defend themselves. The horror! Cue feminist freak-out, natch.

Cosmo’s Ms. Benson enlightened everyone with her thoughts about Miss Nevada’s answer: Oh so “icky.”


Icky old guns and stuff. That’s for boys, huh Ms. Benson? Wow, you’ve come a long way baby.


And their forgetfulness:



Twitter users rightly gave Ms. Benson the business.


Bingo. Empowerment? Not so much.


Yep. Once again, it is feminists and the Left who have a war on women. Defend yourselves? Heaven forfend. Just let them pat you on the head while you scurry to make them some sammiches.

And an exit question for Cosmopolitan:



‘Rape culture wins’: Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women

Fight like girls: Conservative women explain how gun ban zealots wage real war on women

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/09/empowerment-cosmo-editor-self-defense-for-women-is-icky/

Half America’s RadioShacks May Become Sprint Stores, In Saddest Retail Transformation Ever

Bloomberg News is reporting RadioShack is in talks for a bankruptcy deal that would result in closing half its stores and selling the rest to Sprint.

AFP / Getty Images SAUL LOEB

RadioShack has been circling the drain for what seems like an eternity. But the saga could get even sadder if a new report about a store sell-off to Sprint is true.

RadioShack is reportedly pursuing a bankruptcy deal under which it would close half of its more than 4,000 stores and sell the rest of its leases to Sprint, killing the RadioShack brand name, Bloomberg News reported today. The two chains have discussed co-branding the stores into some kind of Sprint-RadioShack entity, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous people familiar with the discussions.

RadioShack’s continued survival has been something of a running joke in the business world for the past decade, despite creative stabs at turnaround and a revolving door of CEOs. The Onion, way back in 2007, wrote an article titled “Even CEO Can’t Figure Out How RadioShack Still in Business.” Amazon, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart have only grown since then, beating RadioShack in assortment, price, and convenience.

Mass store closures at the company would be a disaster for potentially tens of thousands of retail workers. The chain said in its most recent annual filing that it employed about 27,500 people as of Dec. 31, 2013, though it has conducted some layoffs since then. On Jan. 22, RadioShack said it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange saying it would be delisted from the market due to its low valuation, which had slumped to below $50 million. The company, whose shares were down by about 13% on Monday afternoon, currently has a market cap of just $28 million.

RadioShack declined to comment for this article.

Beyond the heavy job losses, the notion of RadioShack stores evolving into Sprint locations is somewhat heartbreaking, akin to watching a a sad, struggling caterpillar metamorphose into an equally sad, struggling butterfly. Sprint, the third largest U.S. mobile operator, recently reported that it lost subscribers for an 11th straight quarter, and would cut 2,000 jobs. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all continue to gain customers.

The chairman of Sprint, Masayoshi Son, has reportedly been seeking to fix what he refers to as a “loser” mentality at the Overland Park, Kansas–based company.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/saddest-metamorphosis

Sick death-wish Dem triples down on the depraved; He’s a martyr, you guys


He wasn’t forced to resign because he is depraved and unhinged. No, no! Totally his choice and he did it because he’s such a caring giver. All about the party, baby! He’s like a martyr and stuff.

As Twitchy reported, Allan Brauer, the foul former communications chair for the Sacramento Dems, wished death on the children of Amanda Carpenter, Ted Cruz’s speech writer. Twitchy then exposed his history of revolting hate and misogynist attacks. Brauer was then forced to resign. But, did he learn any lessons? Is he even the slightest bit remorseful?

Evidently not, as his Twitter feed proved on Sunday. Take a gander:


Wow. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any more shameless or shameful.


Ding, ding, ding!


Look at him, look at HIM!


Didn’t you hear him, guys? Move on. It was just mean words or something.


Just “mean words!”

Those with a moral compass continued to rightly give the cretinous Brauer the business.



And some exit words of wisdom:


Yes. Please do.

By the way, Brauer also retweeted this post, which knocks Amanda Carpenter.


But, you know, he’s totally altruistic and stuff. Sorry? HA!

Once a hate-filled misogynist, always a hate-filled misogynist.


Death-wish Dem Allan Brauer forced to resign

Ace demolishes Allan ‘Death Wish’ Brauer, communications director extraordinaire

Exposed: Death-wish Democrat official Allan Brauer’s long history of online hate, misogyny & GOP kid-bashing

#AllanBrauerProWritingTips: Inside the mind of ‘gibbering homicidal’ Dem official

Calif. Dem spox: Comms. chair’s death wish was wrong, but Ted Cruz is the real problem!

Comms. Chair of Sacramento Dems apologizes to Amanda Carpenter for ‘may all your children die’ tweet

‘May your children all die’: Comms. Chair of Sacramento Dems attacks Amanda Carpenter

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/23/sick-death-wish-dem-allan-brauer-triples-down-on-the-depraved-hes-a-martyr-you-guys/