‘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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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/


Pepsico Claims Food And Beverage Domination Despite Currency Troubles

The food and drink giant said on its earnings call Wednesday that it was driving more retail sales growth than any of its competitors, even as a strong U.S. dollar crimps the profitability of its global operations.

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Pepsico has anointed itself king of U.S. food makers, claiming on its fourth quarter 2014 earnings call Wednesday that its portfolio of products, including Quaker Oats, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, and Gatorade, was the largest contributor to retail sales growth in the U.S. among all food and beverage producers.

The nearly $1 billion in retails sales growth Pepsico produced was more than the next 27 food and drink makers combined, according to Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, citing IRI data. Nooyi said on the call this was due, in part, to new business deals and product innovation.

What kind of innovation exactly? According to Nooyi, the “Better Together” food pairing programs, which encourage the simultaneous consumption of two Pepsico products, like Doritos Loaded and Mountain Dew Solar Flare, helped catapult Pepsico to Street-beating profits in the fourth quarter.

New products that were popular in the U.S., like Doritos Jacked and Deep Ridged Chips, were introduced to new markets, also contributing to sales growth in Europe and Latin America.

But while Pepsico may be blessing the rest of the world with Jacked Doritos, it appears as though some nations were not so good to Pepsico in return. Profit fell 25% in the quarter, and revenue decreased by 1%, thanks in large part to a strong dollar and weak currencies and economies abroad. Collapsing currencies in Russia and Venezuela meant earnings from there translated into fewer dollars, hitting the company’s margins — although Nooyi called the company’s Russian customers “resilient”.

“In a country like Russia, because our categories are in juice and dairy, stuff that the Russian consumer really needs, the businesses have been quite resilient. Now, we have to wait and see how 2015 shapes up,” she said. “But I’d say for our categories and the nature of the products that we offer them the portfolio has remained quite resilient even going into 2015. But let’s watch and see what happens.”

Back at home for U.S. consumers, Pepsico introduced new carbonated beverage products like Mountain Dew Kickstart, Pepsi Cola Made with Real Sugar, and Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which, according to Nooyi, “generated double digit estimated annual retail sales growth in 2014 after achieving over $100 million in their launch year.”

While new products might have been hits, the wider marker for soda is still looking grim. In North America, the volume of carbonated soft drinks sold by Pepsi fell by 2%, even as non-carbonated drinks increased by 4%. It seems American consumers still haven’t absorbed the message from the big beverage lobby that soda isn’t bad for you.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mariahsummers/pepsico-claims-food-and-beverage-domination


If You Live Near These Cities, You Should Move Out Immediately.

Lots of people move to the big city to jump-start their lives and achieve their dreams. Upon living there for a while, though, they may fear that something is not quite right. Getting a job is hard, the weather sucks, and walking home at night isn’t safe… the city isn’t what they thought it was.

If you feel that way, it’s not in your head. Your city may just be one of the worst on Earth, so get out:

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY is consistently rated as one of the most unhappy places to live in the US. With high unemployment rates, businesses closing, and some of the harshest winters in America, it’s no wonder that the Queen City is on this list.

Miami, FL

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Most residents of Miami point to the city’s high violent crime rate, long commutes, and high foreclosure rate as the reason they would rather be living away from the heat.

Stockton, CA

Stockton is a notorious beacon for violent crime. The high unemployment rate is also one of the reasons that the residents have claimed it to be one of the most miserable cities to live in.

Cleveland, OH

Not only are the sports teams unlucky, but the weather and economy are terrible, too. Hopefully the return of Lebron James can solve the city’s high crime rates, high rates of homelessness, and brutal winters. …But I doubt it.

Memphis, TN

When you think of Memphis, TN you usually think of some good down home cooking and great music. What you probably don’t know about Memphis is that it boasts the nation’s 2nd highest violent crime rate. Yikes.

Detroit, MI

Someone please save Detroit! This city has endured one of the worst collapses in US history to go with the lowest family median income, a high crime, high divorce rates, high unemployment rates, and the most families living below the poverty line.

Chicago, IL

The Windy City is in a heap of trouble. After taking the crown for the most violent crimes in the nation, Chicago has topped it off with the country’s highest sales tax and one of the worst commutes. Not to mention the winters are downright oppressive.

 

Pack your bags folks. It’s time to move out of those places. You deserve better. Even with all of their history and traditions, some cities just can’t get it together.

Hopefully it’ll turn around for them, but you don’t have to be there for it. Share this post if you hate where you live and want to get out.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/bad-cities/


I Just Died Watching What These Baby Elephants Do. It’s Literally Impossible Not To Love This.

If a baby elephant could run for President of the United States, it’d win. That’s because baby elephants are one of the cutest creatures on this planet. It might actually be impossible to be sad when you look at a baby elephant. The gestation period for an elephant is two years. That means it takes 24 months to cook up one of these adorable little guys. That’s why we highly suggest you take some time to bask in the glory of these itty bitty pachyderms. Their mommas spent a long time making them so cute.

1.) Yay, bubbles!

2.) Baby elephants are firm supporters of the 10 second rule.

3.) Gahh, unroll yourself you cursed trunk!

4.) Mommy, look! I can take a bath, too.

5.) Put your trunks in the air if you just don’t care!

6.) Eating lunch can be tricky business.

7.) BOOM. I hope you’re impressed by my sweet moves.

8.) Prepare for heart melts.

9.) NOM NOM NOM!

10.) What is this thing on my face?!

11.) *sniff sniff sniff*

12.) Bath time is the best with a trunk!

13.) Must! Get! In! Mouth!

14.) Oh, hi therehhhggghh!

15.) You are beautiful. Let me touch your face.

16.) Mom. Mom. Mom. Mommy. Momma. Mom. Mom.

17.) GAH I’M STUCK.

18.) … okay, they’re cute even when they grow up.

Every day should include a little bit o’ baby elephants. It would make the world a happier place. Spread the smiles to others by sharing this article. We think they’ll thank you for it.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/adorable-baby-elephants/


22 Songs That Will Pump You Up For Spring Cleaning

Twerk while you work.

1. Spring is fast approaching, and you know what that means…

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2. You guessed it: TIME TO CLEAN!!!!

3. Never fear! Here’s a song for every less-than-glamorous task on your list.

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Scroll to the bottom for the complete playlist!

4. Queen, “Another One Bites the Dust”

Your Cleaning Project: Sweeping.

You should be able to walk barefoot around your own apartment without little bits of god-knows-what grinding into your heels.

5. Eminem, “Cleaning Out My Closet”

Your Cleaning Project: Moving out.

Whether it’s after a breakup or out of your parent’s basement (for the third time), this song will get you out the door.

6. OutKast, “Roses”

Your Cleaning Project: The bathroom.

I know you like to think your shit don’t stank, but…

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8. Rihanna, “Diamonds”

Your Cleaning Project: Polishing.

NO ONE DOES THIS AND THEY SHOULD. Remember when you could see the time on your watch or read the engraving on your high school track Participation Medal without straining your eyes? Put some elbow grease into it.

9. Hilary Duff, “Come Clean”

Your Cleaning Project: Getting back to the real you.

Don’t limit yourself to physical dirt and stop trying to fit a square into a circle, man. If anyone is going to help you find your roots, it’s Lizzie McGuire.

10. Rose Royce, “Car Wash”

Your Cleaning Project: Washing your car, of course.

With your own two hands, by your local fundraiser, or just sitting back at the gas station, this classic is the perfect sing-along.

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12. Jay Z, “Change Clothes feat. Pharrell”

Your Cleaning Project: Refreshing your wardrobe.

Because you should be taking all your fashion cues from Pharrell.

13. Jack Johnson, “Washing Dishes”

Your Cleaning Project: Idk, clearing the hair out of your drain?

Kidding, WASH THE DISHES. Not just the ones in the sink, but the ones piling up next to your bed and lingering in your bathroom. No judgment, just clean them.

14. Lazerhawk, “Space Trash”

Your Cleaning Project: TAKING OUT THE DAMN GARBAGE.

Because if it took you until spring cleaning came along to get around to this, you need a truly epic song to get it done.

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16. Natasha Bedingfield, “Unwritten”

Your Cleaning Project: Any and all glass surfaces.

“Open up the now-sparkling-clean window…”

17. Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Your Cleaning Project: Sorting your email.

Because orchestrating all those messages into their proper folders with just a few swipes and clicks is basically magic.

18. Bachman Turner Overdrive, “Taking Care of Business”

Your Cleaning Project: Organizing your “documents.”

AKA all those random papers and receipts that you’re pretty sure are important for, like, taxes, right?

19. Bitter:Sweet, “Dirty Laundry”

Your Cleaning Project: Laundry.

Just because every item has failed the sniff test doesn’t mean this task can’t still be sexy.

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21. Amy Adams, “Happy Working Song”

Your Cleaning Project: Clearing out clutter.

It’s nothing major, but you’ve been meaning to get to it. This lighthearted tune will get you through the afternoon.

22. Johnny Nash, “I Can See Clearly Now”

Your Cleaning Project: Wiping off your glasses.

The easiest, quickest, and perhaps most important cleaning project you’ll take on. Follow up with some Aladdin.

23. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Live and Let Die”

Your Cleaning Project: Throwing out the dead plants.

Hey, you tried.

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25. Steely Dan, “Dirty Work”

Your Cleaning Project: Cleaning someone else’s mess.

It’s a dirty job, but you know they’re not going to do it. (Parents, amiright?)

26. Kelly Clarkson, “My Life Would Suck Without You”

Your Cleaning Project: Vacuuming. …GET IT?!

And we all know you need a good jam to get your vacuum on.

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28. Beyoncé, “Irreplaceable”

Your Cleaning Project: Post-breakup purge.

If you need help deciding exactly what to put in that box to the left, check out this handy guide.

29. Christina Aguilera, “Dirrty”

Your Cleaning Project: Yard work.

Cleaning out the shed, pruning the garden, yanking the weeds. No matter the task, it’s time to clean your act up.

30. Britney Spears, “Work Bitch”

Your Cleaning Project: YOUR ATTITUDE. SUCK IT UP.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenpaul/the-ultimate-spring-cleaning-playlist-to-get-your-life-toget


Our Favorite 9 Feature Stories This Week: Pregnant Actresses, Elephant Poachers, And A Famous Finger

This week for BuzzReads, Max Blau profiles retired NBA great Dikembe Mutumbo and Ken Bensinger investigates the man who made soccer big in America. Read those and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

1. How Dikembe Mutombo’s Finger Changed The NBA — BuzzFeed

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Five years after his retirement, one of the greatest shot-blockers in NBA history is as visible as ever, thanks to a trademark finger-wag that helped him become an icon and clear a path for the league’s globalization. Read it at BuzzFeed.

2. Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?GQ

Photograph by David Chancellor for GQ

An (unsurprisingly) well-written, deeply depressing, provocative, candid, beautifully presented and generally unmissable story by Wells Tower, wherein he accompanies a few wealthy hunters on an elephant hunt and contemplates hunting’s role in preventing poaching. Read it at GQ.

3. A Type House DividedNew York

Illustration by Sean Freeman for New York

Jason Fagone brings the story of typesetters Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, who together designed big fonts like Gotham, Mercury, and Archer. Now one is suing the other for millions. Read it at New York

4. Prematurity Rates Are Too High — And Children’s Hospitals Are Cashing InBusiness Insider

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Alex Halperin reports on how premature babies have become hospital cash cows: “Insurance reimbursements are usually higher for inpatients and for procedure- and technology-intensive medicine. Premature babies check both boxes; from a revenue perspective, they are ideal hospital patients.” Read it at Business Insider.

5. The Rise And Fall Of Chuck Blazer, The Man Who Built — And Bilked — American Soccer — BuzzFeed

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As the World Cup opens, Ken Bensinger tells a tale about winning dirty: How a swindling suburban soccer dad pocketed millions as he helped make the sport a booming success in the U.S. Read it at BuzzFeed.

6. Fire in the BellyLos Angeles Magazine

Illustration by Sean Mccabe for Los Angeles Magazine

Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Bones, Girls — TV has been near to bursting with pregnant leads of late,” Logan Hill writes, “These days, as the clout of certain female stars has grown, producers have perfected all sorts of sophisticated tricks to keep actresses working, at times even using body doubles and computer graphics.” Read it at Los Angeles Magazine.

7. How Miss Info Became Hip-Hop’s Ultimate Insider — BuzzFeed

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Today, Minya Oh is the linchpin of Hot 97, rap’s most influential radio station. Getting there, Naomi Zeichner writes, only took 20 years. Read it at BuzzFeed.

8. Heart of the Emerald TriangleThe Believer

Photograph courtesy of Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis reports from a Humboldt County on the brink: “Legalization helps keep growers out of jail, but regulation slashes their profit margins.” Read it at The Believer.

9. Being Gay in IranThe Stranger

Ethan Folk for The Stranger

A simple but important essay by a gay Iranian who was outed to the world by a documentary. He’s since had to flee his country forever. Read it at The Stranger.

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Obama vows to go after gun rights; Wants ‘fundamental change’ to America

http://twitter.com/#!/GraceLambA/status/285388939756441601

Something fundamental has to change? Like that pesky Constitution?

Obama on guns: “Something fundamental has to change.” I think that’s code for “We’re going after the Constitution.”

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 30, 2012

President Obama had a busy morning during an interview on “Meet the Press”: He blamed the death of four Americans in Benghazi on “sloppiness,” and called democracy “messy.” But that wasn’t all! He also did some ghoulish politicizing of the Newtown tragedy. Lapdog David Gregory provides the swoon-filled commentary.

After Newtown, POTUS says “all of us have to do some soul searching, including me as president” #MTP

— David Gregory (@davidgregory) December 30, 2012

New Gun Regulation laws: “I’d like to get it done in the first year” and “this is not something I will be putting off” #MTP

— David Gregory (@davidgregory) December 30, 2012

Obama on #Newtown tragedy to @davidgregory: “that was the worst day of my presidency” #MTP

— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovannbc) December 30, 2012

But he’ll totally still politicize on the backs of the dead for an agenda! Shameful.

Obama on #MTP re gun control: “Something ‘fundamental” has to change.”Never let a crisis go to waste

— drdr jojo (@drdrjojo) December 30, 2012

When Obama says in the #MTP interview “something fundamental has to change” re guns…well, that doesn’t sound like tweaking, does it?

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 30, 2012

Nope, not tweaking. He’s making gun-grabbing a priority.

RT @ldoren: Hey remember when the Left said Obama won’t take away your guns in 2008: thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…

— Heather Hampton (@6LambsMom) December 30, 2012

Obam say gun control is “not something I will be putting off.” ow.ly/gr2lf

— The Fix (@TheFix) December 30, 2012

Twitter users give President Obama the business.

Obama how do you propose to control an insane person/criminal from stealing/obtaining a gun and committing mass murder. STOP THE RHETORIC!

— Robert E. (@Chewy1954) December 30, 2012

Because gun control works so well in Chicago… fxn.ws/12QVG7G via @foxnewspolitics

— Lindsey (@BooyahSuckaFoo) December 30, 2012

So @barackobama feels that I am not responsible enough to protect my family but yet he has 24hr protection for his. thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…

— Troy Stouffer (@troystouffer) December 30, 2012

I’m also curious about Benghazi:Obama makes gun control measures a priority for 2013 | Fox News fxn.ws/12QVG7G via @foxnewspolitics

— lou dobbs (@loudobbsnews) December 30, 2012

He is a fool if he thinks more laws restricting the rights of legal owners is going to solve any problem of of… fb.me/1syuxgXId

— tom schmidt (@ConservativeSgt) December 30, 2012

Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013 – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…, your rights do not come from DC!

— Chuck Bledsoe (@BledsoeChuck) December 30, 2012

WTH:OBAMA is RESPONSIBLE for giving GUNS to the MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS & he wants to LECTURE ME about my GUN RIGHTS? twitter.com/nf3l/status/28…

— Jim Chookagian (@nf3l) December 30, 2012

Hello USSA! Don’t you just love the smell of tyranny? RT: “@drudge_siren: OBAMA TO GO FOR GUNS IN 2013 plu.gd/AqO

— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) December 30, 2012

But, wait … maybe not.

Obama is so weak. ‘Obama Pledges To Push For Gun Control Measures If ‘American People Decide It’s Important’’ thkpr.gs/VpQAMs

— Ben Sherman (@ShermanBen) December 30, 2012

RT @chucktodd: On #mtp, POTUS signals that his push for guns will be driven by public opinion. If support isn’t there, nothing happens

— David Gregory (@davidgregory) December 30, 2012

Gutsy call! And this Twitter user isn’t worried about his Second Amendment rights at all.

If Obama attacks gun control like he does balancing a budget them I’m not too worried

— K. Gibson (@GibsonKB) December 30, 2012

Heh.

It won’t be for lack of trying, though. Remember: Fundamental change.

Forward! Gird your loins, happy warriors.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/30/obama-vows-to-go-after-gun-rights-admits-he-wants-fundamental-change-to-america/


Built this: Crumb and Get It owner said no to Biden event, introduces Ryan

http://twitter.com/#!/Rebecca_CBSNJ/status/238261802083950594

As Twitchy reported last week, Chris McMurray, owner of Crumb and Get It bakery, turned down an offer to host a Biden visit. Why did the owner of a newly established bakery turn down such an offer? In his own words: “Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that.’”

Today, Chris McMurray introduced GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan in Roanoke, Va.

Crumb and get it! RT @michael_steel: 'Chris the baker' introduces @paulryanvp in Roanoke, Va http://t.co/FxT29Fbd

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) August 22, 2012

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The bakery also provided cookies for the huge crowd in attendance.

"Crumb and Get It" built the cookies for the Ryan rally today in VA. #RomneyRyan2012.

— Brad Cundiff (@bradcundiff) August 22, 2012

Free Crumb and Get It cookies at the Paul Ryan rally. Delicious!

— Stuart Bain (@stbain) August 22, 2012

https://twitter.com/JDuerscherl/status/238238470160654336

Not only built it, but baked it , too! RT @DWebbVA: Crumb and get it at the Ryan event http://t.co/hsun4XRX

— Kathy Neiheisel (@5sahandful) August 22, 2012

Then Mr. McMurray introduced Rep. Ryan to the fired up crowd.

https://twitter.com/TylerCLucas/status/238262526993899520

Chris the Baker: "Most of all Kelly and I represent thousands of small business owners who did build their business."

— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) August 22, 2012

@PaulRyanVP to "Chris the Baker": 'Thank you for standing up for your beliefs.'

— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) August 22, 2012

Chris the Baker: "Success doesn't come from the government. It comes from hard work from you and me." #RyanRke #christhebaker

— Aaron Martin (@AaronMartinWSLS) August 22, 2012

Chris McMurray aka "Chris the Baker" on stage with @PaulRyanVP pic.twitter.com/suNK9kLw

— Aaron Martin (@AaronMartinWSLS) August 22, 2012

Wow. Saying "no" can have HUGE consequences! RT @DWebbVA: Owner of Crumb and Get it, Chris McMurray and Paul Ryan http://t.co/s0WLdTHc

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) August 22, 2012

#RYANRKE CHRIS MCMURRAY Crumb&get it with Paul Ryan pic.twitter.com/5Le9zFNH

— stephanie (@KleinDavis) August 22, 2012

Some can’t help but wonder if the media will pull its typical lapdog tricks. Remember Joe the Plumber?

@trscoop In 2 weeks, we'll know more about Chris the Baker's background than we do about Obama's.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) August 22, 2012

How long will it be before the IRS audits Chris the Baker's last 10 years of income tax returns? #TCOT

— Carole Berger (@formerlywelloff) August 22, 2012

You built your business, Mr. McMurray. And conservatives, who believe in freedom and in the entrepreneurial spirit, have your back.

Update: Rep. Ryan offers Crumb and Get It cookies to reporters.

Ryan offers Crumb And Get It cookies to reporters pic.twitter.com/nKoh2hDe

— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) August 22, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/22/they-built-this-crumb-and-get-it-owner-said-no-to-biden-event-introduces-ryan-in-va/


Yahoo sues Facebook for patent infringement

http://twitter.com/#!/latimes/status/179409015695097856

L.A. Times:

It’s a patent war: Yahoo sues Facebook for infringement

Yahoo Inc., the onetime online advertising juggernaut dethroned by Facebook Inc., is suing the social networking giant over 10 patents that include ways to advertise on the Web.

The lawsuit filed in San Jose federal court Monday marks the first major patent battle in social networking. It comes as Facebook prepares to go public this spring in one of the most hotly anticipated stock market debuts in years.

In a statement, Yahoo said it is confident it will prevail.

“Yahoo has invested substantial resources in research and development through the years, which has resulted in numerous patented inventions of technology that other companies have licensed,” a spokesman said in an emailed statement. “Unfortunately, the matter with Facebook remains unresolved, and we are compelled to seek redress in federal court.”

A Facebook spokesman accused Yahoo of turning on a business ally and said it would vigorously defend itself.

“We’re disappointed that Yahoo, a longtime business partner of Facebook and a company that has substantially benefited from its association with Facebook, has decided to resort to litigation,” the spokesman said in an emailed statement.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/13/yahoo-sues-facebook-for-infringement/


Chick-fil-A opponents now impersonating company, retweeting fake quote

http://twitter.com/#!/intoitoverit/status/230025495780159489

What constitutes a violation of Twitter’s terms of service and what passes as parody remains a mystery to most of us. However, fake retweets are bad business all around. The fake tweet above obviously isn’t from the folks at Chick-fil-A, but that hasn’t stopped nearly 170 people so far from retweeting it.

https://twitter.com/saidbylauren/status/230068972882632705

Uncovering Chick-fil-A’s legitimate statement on the company’s views isn’t difficult.

Our mission is to create raving fans; we plan to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the political arena. http://t.co/eab3IDXa

— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) July 19, 2012

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

In the meantime, is it too much to ask that Chick-fil-A be allowed to speak for itself in the debate? Or are the company’s opponents too chicken?

(Hat tip: Tavish Misra)

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/30/chick-fil-a-opponents-now-impersonating-company-retweeting-fake-quote/