Sarah Silverman draws parallel between gay Americans and slaves

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahKSilverman/status/214556129462722561

We’re not completely sure, but it seems like Sarah Silverman is suggesting that being gay in the U.S. nowadays is a lot like being a slave back in the 1860s.

And a Republican politician like Mitt Romney, in Silverman’s view, is apparently a lot like Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.

Some Twitter users agreed with Silverman’s point, whatever it is:

@SarahKSilverman. Great point!!! He's no Lincoln for sure.

— Donna Olsen (@donnaolsen) June 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/GoGoGroove/status/214563963034271744

@SarahKSilverman I think he would have recognized what a tough job the slavemasters had and how hard they worked for their money.

— Jane Barton (@bollbar) June 18, 2012

@SarahKSilverman: If Romney was pres in 1863 would he have freed the slaves in the face of fear&adversity?” free labor is key for business

— Brandon Wolf (@whitehouse2020) June 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/SquierPlay/status/214562280552136704

Others thought the comparison was completely absurd:

@SarahKSilverman yeah gays are living in modern day slavery….dumbest thing I've read in a while

— Frank Riggs (@HardRightFrank) June 18, 2012

@SarahKSilverman gay Americans aren't slaves last time I heard , did Obama free the gays? An free them from What?

— stubby (@stubbymcgee21) June 18, 2012

@kbalfe @sarahksilverman lol gay Americans and slaves are the same thing?

— squatchy squatch (@UtopiaForced) June 18, 2012

And still others used her tweet as an excuse to comment on Silverman’s oft-discussed body parts:

@SarahKSilverman show more side boob, or more front boob.

— Brian F (@brianflink) June 18, 2012

@SarahKSilverman You should play Abraham Lincoln and liberate that huge bush you sport in Take This Waltz

— kingdaddy (@kingdaddy) June 18, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/18/sarah-silverman-draws-parallel-between-gay-americans-and-slaves/


Mark Hannah: No, you can’t keep your crummy insurance plan, suckers

http://twitter.com/#!/KillerEagle1/status/392464296073900032

If you like your current insurance plan, you can keep it, right? President Obama’s promise has now been exposed as “never possible to keep” and “never a reasonable promise,” but no hard feelings. Business Insider’s Josh Barro explained earlier today that there are plenty of crappy plans you shouldn’t be allowed to keep, and tonight on “The Kelly File,” Mark Hannah explained that Obama ignoring his promise could potentially save Americans from “predatory” insurers.

Aren’t you glad you got that cancellation notice now?

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/392475847166148608
http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/392476064842141696

How soon until Sen. Barbara Boxer compares insurance companies to domestic abusers?

http://twitter.com/#!/suzy_rice/status/392476511296434176
http://twitter.com/#!/InHISNameHR/status/392476691165364224

Yep. That’s a lot of suckers no longer stuck with crummy plans. Thanks, Obama!

http://twitter.com/#!/SHannitysHair/status/392460993559031808
http://twitter.com/#!/momwalks2/status/392462468145901568
http://twitter.com/#!/momwalks2/status/392465363666878464

Insidious, maybe. But … It’s. The. Law.

http://twitter.com/#!/Haflings/status/392478262812631041

(Hat tip: @KillerEagle1)

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/21/mark-hannah-no-you-cant-keep-your-crummy-plan-you-bought-from-those-swindlers-sucker/


Arab Spring: Police in Egypt reportedly accuse Dutch journo of ‘attempting to spread Western culture’

This is despicable. The whole citizen arrests and spy business is back to State Security days. #FreeRena

— Wael Eskandar (@weskandar) April 9, 2013

Instead of citizen arrests in Cairo of journalists, maybe somebody should detain Pres Morsi for incompetence? #FreeRena

— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) April 9, 2013

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes is reportedly free after her arrest in Egypt on Monday. The #FreeRena hashtag took off on Tuesday after the Twitterverse learned she had been detained “under allegations of espionage.”

Netjes was working on a story involving youth unemployment and according to a phone interview with the Dutch news outlet Een Vandaag she was apprehended by the owner of a coffee shop who had asked to see her press card and passport before taking it to the police.

After the citizen’s arrest, Netjes was reportedly charged with not carrying her press ID. Daily News Egypt reports, “According to Netjes, the police did not want her writing stories which revolve around negative events in the country.”

.@renanetjes said she was shopping, stopped to interview kids, coffee shop owner & his mates citizen arrested her. http://t.co/pEb4D0h6cH

— Evan Hill (@evanchill) April 9, 2013

Rena Netjes told colleague on phone the report filed against her says she was "attempting to spread Western culture" http://t.co/y4OBqyRTGo

— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) April 9, 2013

Netjes was released on Tuesday.

Good news, @RenaNetjes released now frm New Cairo Prosecutiob via lawyer Fady Wagdy. She was charged wth not having evidence that she cont

— Ragia Omran (@rago_legal) April 9, 2013

2. That she did not have evidence to prove she is licensed to work as a journalist in Egypt. She had forgotten her Press ID at home.

— Ragia Omran (@rago_legal) April 9, 2013

After talk w pg Talaat Abdallah he agreed to release Rena Netjes. But she will have to update her Egyptian press card. I just picked her up.

— NL Ambassador Egypt (@Gerard_Steeghs) April 9, 2013

Just spoke to @RenaNetjes she has left New Cairo Court and the Dutch Ambassador has come to take her home.

— Ragia Omran (@rago_legal) April 9, 2013

How do you like that Arab Spring now, Nick Kristof?

@NickKristof #FreeRena you are feeling the bite of this arab spring you guys were so delighted about? Blame yourselves – it was predictable

— Twe toto (@twetoto) April 9, 2013

Chirp. Chirp. Chirp.

Update:

Rena Netjes confirmed on Twitter that she is no longer in custody.

Free free free :) a big hugg to all of you for your noise and support, it worked! And a special thanks to a great ambassador: @NLAmbCairo !

— Rena Netjes (@RenaNetjes) April 9, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/09/arab-spring-police-in-egypt-reportedly-accuse-dutch-journo-of-attempting-to-spread-western-culture/


‘Another red line ignored': Obamacare sign-up deadline slips again

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/448625572059832320

Here’s a shocker. That March 31 deadline for signing up for Obamacare has been pushed back. The Washington Post is reporting Tuesday night that customers who have begun to apply on HealthCare.gov will have until mid-April to check a box and request more time.

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

Get this: the administration is concerned millions won’t be able to get through in the last-minute mad rush for health insurance.

Administration officials said the accommodation is an attempt to prepare for a possible surge of people trying to sign up in the final days before the deadline. Such a flood could leave some people unable to get through the system.

The final days before the deadline? You mean the deadline that isn’t a deadline anymore?

http://twitter.com/#!/RandomProfiler/status/448628007347826688
http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/448625104662962176
http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/448628425452826625
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/448628044849512448
http://twitter.com/#!/jamiedupree/status/448632160850051072
http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/448629849163579392

Let’s get serious about this “deadline” business.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/448629886761324545

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/25/another-red-line-ignored-obamacare-sign-up-deadline-slips-again/


Occupy San Francisco occupies unoccupied building; did Catholic property owners enable?

http://twitter.com/#!/OccupySFAction/status/186668955266584577

The Occupy San Francisco movement, overshadowed by its more violent and militant counterpart in Oakland, was dead. Now, activists proclaim that OSF has been “reborn.”

Their rallying cry: Resistance!

What, exactly, are they resisting? An empty building owned by the local Catholic archdiocese, which apparently is in cahoots with OSF:

OccupySF Inhabits Vacant Turk St. Building http://t.co/9R9Ksezx #osf

— #OccupySF News (@OccupySFNews) April 2, 2012

#occupysf has occupied 888 Turk st owned by the Archdiocese of SF & vacant for 5 yrs #osf #oo #ows #a1 not #AprilFools

— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) April 2, 2012

The Occupiers’ staunchest nemesis? Enemy pipes:

Woo Hoo, we have WATER!! Someone got the plumbing to work! #osf #oo #osc #ows

— OccupySF (@sf99er) April 2, 2012

Vital needs of the revolutionaries: Beer. Hurry!

Scene at 888 Turk #SFCommune is mellow, no vandalism. It feels like a party w/o beer…bring us some beer! #osf #oo#osc

— OccupySF (@sf99er) April 2, 2012

And pizza:

#OccupySF #SFCommune also needs food support (send pizza to #888Turk) @pixplz streaming at http://t.co/4xOG7kyY #occupyoakland #ows #occupy

— Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) April 2, 2012

Fortunately, the rest of the ample menu is covered:

PBJ, h2o, cajun rice, 3bean chili, ground turkey bouliaise baked pasta, assorted chips, fruit and Kitchen Mike's generous personality #osf

— OccupySF (@sf99er) April 2, 2012

Cut the ribbon. OSF is open for “business.” Er, communing:

We are in! Turk & Gough, the #SFCommune grand opening! #OccupySF's new home. #osf #oo #occupysf #occupyoakland #ows #occupywallst

— Occupy San Francisco (@OccupySFAction) April 2, 2012

Look forward to a month-long siege:

Congrats OSF! for starting the countdown to May 1st with a victory!! #oo #occupyoakland

— OccCavalry (@Occcavalry) April 2, 2012

Fight back Today #mayday everyday #888Turk banner #a1 #occupysf #oo #ows #m1gs http://t.co/Ij0fvNmR

— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) April 2, 2012

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Meanwhile, in Oakland

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/02/occupy-san-francisco-occupies-unoccupied-building-catholic-private-property-owners-provide-aid/


Prepare To Fall In Love With These Naughty Animals That Were Caught Red-Handed

“I have no idea what you’re talking about. I didn’t do it.”

This is the response I’ve used over the years after being caught red-handed doing something I shouldn’t have been doing at all. I really can’t help myself. I’m just a curious person. Okay, maybe I’m a little bit mischievous. Telling me not to do something just makes me want to do it more.

The same can be said for many of our animal friends. Most of the time, we have no idea what’s running through their heads. But based on the reactions on their faces after being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can be inferred that our furry friends know the difference between right and wrong. For all my troublemakers out there, here are 23 hilarious reactions of animals that were caught in the act.

1. “I plead the fifth.”

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2. No matter where you hide, I still know what you did last summer.

3. “I pooped on the floor but she hasn’t seen it yet, so let’s pretend it never happened.”

4. He learned the hard way that his mother is always right.

5. “If I hide, the humans will not find me when they see what I did to the couch.”

6. This cat burglar is too cute to send to jail.

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7. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

8. Stop, drop, and pretend nothing happened.

9. You know a cat’s feeling guilty when it hides in its least favorite place: the sink.

10. I think we just solved the case of the sock bandit.

11. “No, humans. I am not on the counter for more treats. I just wanted a better view.”

12. “We were practicing our wrestling moves.”

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13. “Maybe if I close my eyes, you won’t see me.”

14. When in doubt, smile it out.

15. “I was looking for some lipstick.”

16. The dog won’t stand for this mouse’s thieving ways!

Reddit / Vioji

17. “The cat made me do it!”

18. This pup isn’t one for monkey business.

19. Bonnie and Clyde strike again!

20. “She came on to me.”

21. “Oh, that guy trying to break out? I don’t even know him.”

Caught sneaking in

Reddit / Calcd_Uncertainty

22. He’s SHAMELESS.

23. “I was trying to help you clip coupons, I swear.”

It’s really unfortunate that everyone accuses me of things I haven’t done. Can’t you see my halo? I’m sure these pets feel me.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/breaking-the-rules/


But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

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New Hampshire Republicans Put Married Gay Man In Party Leadership

Dan Innis ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2014.

Dan Innis, right, poses with his husband, Doug Palardy, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jim Cole / AP

WASHINGTON — Dan Innis, the married gay man who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in New Hampshire, was confirmed to be a member of the state Republican Party’s leadership on Monday night.

New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Jennifer Horn appointed Innis to the finance chair position of the state party on Monday.

According to a news release, Innis’ appointment was supported by the two Republican members of the state’s congressional delegation: Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Frank Guinta — who defeated Innis in the Republican primary last year.

The role could place Innis in the spotlight as presidential candidates make their way to the state in advance of the state’s 2016 presidential primary.

“I am pleased that Dan has agreed to dedicate his time and considerable talents to helping Republicans raise the resources that we need to compete with the Democrats,” Horn said in a statement. “I am proud to have Dan on my team and look forward to his contributions to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.”

Innis was a dean at the University of New Hampshire, where he remains a professor, and is a small business owner with his husband, Doug Palardy.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/new-hampshire-republicans-put-married-gay-man-in-party-leade


CBS’ Mark Knoller: Whether citizens vote is none of reporters’ business

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/265904367708827648

Knoller, who has built a reputation as a solid reporter, asserted that it’s not objective reporters’ place to push people to vote.

Strikes me as a breach of the Prime Directive by interfering with the outcome.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 6, 2012

His remark elicited some impassioned responses:

Your responses sharply divided on whether anchors/reporters should urge viewers/readers/listeners to vote. Very sharply divided.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 6, 2012

Indeed. Many agreed with his opinion wholeheartedly:

+1 RT @markknoller Think anchors/reporters out of line in urging people to vote. It’s an individual right you can choose to exercise or not.

— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Good point.

— Victor (@vicnewyork) November 6, 2012

100% Agree MT “@markknoller: anchors/reporters out of line urging people to vote. It’s an individual right u can choose to exercise or not.”

— Chris Cashwell (@ChrisCashwell) November 6, 2012

@markknoller – i completely concur – voting is a right, not a legal duty

— JENNC (@jenchrisconcino) November 6, 2012

This x1000 MT @markknoller: Think anchors/reporters out of line urging people to vote. It’s a right you can choose to exercise or not.

— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) November 6, 2012

This RT @markknoller Think anchors/reporters out of line urging people to vote. It’s an individual right you can choose to exercise or not

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) November 6, 2012

.@markknoller Agreed. No need to push the uninterested or uninvolved to vote. If they don’t care, I don’t want their opinion to be counted.

— eaglescouch (@eaglescouch) November 6, 2012

@markknoller hear, hear.

— Howard Brilliant (@HDBtweets) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Well said!

— Declan McCullagh (@declanm) November 6, 2012

While others thought he was completely wrong:

@chrisgeidner @markknoller Ur a turd blossom. It’s a right that is a CIVIL DUTY. Perhaps U don’t know what that means.

— Michael Barber (@Mykelbarber) November 6, 2012

A journalist against free speech? RT@markknoller Think anchors/reporters out of line in urging people to vote.

— Adrian Archer (@relapsing) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Which means they can choose to ignore reporters/anchors advice. Doesn’t mean reporters/anchors should stop urging.

— Whitney Bermes (@wabermes) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Where does it stop? Do we not promote breast cancer awareness because it is one’s right to be ignorant of their health status?

— Blaine Stewart (@BlaineStewart) November 6, 2012

@markknoller huh? Anchors tell ppl to watch their shows. That’s an individual choice too and not wrong. Voting in dem process way more imp!

— Anthony Adragna (@aadragna) November 6, 2012

@markknoller That’s irresponsible.Voting is a responsibility of collective democracy.

— Paul Cone (@paulcone) November 6, 2012

“@markknoller: It’s an individual right you can choose to exercise or not. BUT It is also a civic DUTY people died to preserve

— ATP (@ATPJudge) November 6, 2012

@markknoller – So is brushing your teeth, but it’s ultimately best for everybody if you do.

— Micah Clark (@clark_micah) November 6, 2012

Others still made clear that while the media should not necessarily refrain from urging citizens to vote, they should absolutely not inject their voting preferences into their reporting:

@markknoller disagree with you on that notion. Now, if they said who to vote for I would def have a problem #Vote2012 #Decision2012

— socmum16 (@socmum16) November 6, 2012

@markknoller As long as they don’t tell you who to vote for…this is their free speech right…they are in the communication business.

— PJ Graham (@pjRN) November 6, 2012

@markknoller I am okay with it as long as they aren’t telling people who/what to vote for.

— Austin (@austink89) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Anchors/reporters are right to encourage people to vote, not how to vote. Too many people making it difficult to vote. #Vote

— Kristin Smith (@kristin262smith) November 6, 2012

@markknoller As long as they don’t say who to vote for and just to vote in general, I see nothing wrong with it.

— Elaine O’Neill (@Elaine_ONeill) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Encouraging people to vote and telling them how to vote are two very distinct things. No problem whatsoever with the first.

— Dave (@DaveinPAUSA) November 6, 2012

@markknoller Urging users to vote should be bi/un-partisan and done by everyone: reporters, priests, etc. Urging certain votes, no

— trianglman (@trianglman) November 6, 2012

@markknoller freedom of speech & freedom of the press-yes anchors/reporters should be able 2 urge people 2 vote just not which way to vote.

— KD Caulfeild (@KDCaulfeild) November 6, 2012

Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking at this point. Media lapdogs crossed that bridge a long time ago.

@markknoller I think reporters need to report the news. Chris Matthews has demonstrated he has crossed the line time and again. #NoMoreMSNBC

— Jennifer Cox (@coxettegirl) November 6, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/06/cbs-mark-knoller-whether-citizens-vote-is-none-of-reporters-business/


‘You’ve GOTTA be kidding me': Proud pro-abort Wendy Davis proclaims ‘I am pro-life’

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/398152885873020928

Teehee! So true! And yet:

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/398136122267561985

Say wuuuuuuuuuuut?!

http://twitter.com/#!/Joelmentum/status/398136261522624512

From the article linked above:

Davis suggested that her views on abortion access do not mean she does not care about life.

“I am pro-life,” she said, borrowing from the label anti-abortion activists assign themselves. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”

Yeah, she’ll fight for people, all right. Unless those people happen to be unborn children.

http://twitter.com/#!/lancerawlinson/status/398134180728422401

Seriously. Who’s she kidding with this business? Not us, that’s for sure:

http://twitter.com/#!/jacobperry/status/398126860451987456
http://twitter.com/#!/MoralsToFreedom/status/398153793952432129
http://twitter.com/#!/bcody11/status/398133258329677824
http://twitter.com/#!/RightWingRider/status/398138144622534656

Oh. My. GOSH.

Wendy Davis is claiming to be #ProLife

You've GOTTA be kidding me.

Really, I'm speechless.
Can't even think of a rude joke.— Teahadist Holly (@hollyR_J_N) November 06, 2013

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/398154970736123904
http://twitter.com/#!/BecketAdams/status/398152675864240128
http://twitter.com/#!/WarmerdamS/status/398141983174049792

Aren’t they, though?

http://twitter.com/#!/coolhandschlute/status/398158933434454016

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Wendy Davis

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/06/youve-gotta-be-kidding-me-proud-pro-abort-wendy-davis-proclaims-i-am-pro-life/