‘What happens when Obama comes to your hood’? Ask Sarah Michelle Gellar [photos]


President Obama was in L.A. yesterday for some very important presidential business. Just kidding! He was fundraising, natch. And, just like so many times before, making L.A. traffic even more hellacious than usual.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress Sarah Michelle Gellar was just trying to run some errands. Obama had other plans:




Silver lining? At least Gellar wasn’t in labor! And misery loves company, so that’s something:




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Obamajam: President’s ride to fundraiser creates traffic nightmare in Los Angeles

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Thanks Obama: New York fundraisers snarl traffic, fray nerves

Obama motorcade stops woman in labor from crossing street to hospital [pics, video]

‘Buffy the shade thrower’? Here’s Sarah Michelle Gellar’s theory on the Solange Knowles outburst video

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They Usually Call It Business

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But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

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18 Of The Creepiest Billboards Ever Seen On People’s Drives To Work

Coming across strange and sometimes hilarious billboards has always been the best part of driving for me.

One of my favorites that I get to see every day in my city reads, “Real Christians Obey Jesus’ Teachings” in a completely threatening way. But trust me, that is nothing compared to the other strange and disturbing billboards people have driven past.

Whether they’re threatening you with going to Hell or using animal corpses to get their point across, the following billboards will seriously creep you out.

1. Meet your next president, America — Dollary Clump.

Read More: What This Person Found In Their Chocolate Is Disgusting — Nothing Is Sacred!

2. These are the same people behind the “Real Christians Obey Jesus’ Teachings” billboard.

3. I’m really not sure what this is trying to promote.

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4. None of your damn business.

5. “Did I really die?”

6. I’m onto you, forest demons.

7. What exactly does this creep have to do with hair loss?

8. “Or you’ll swim in a pool of blood.”

9. You’d better hide, litterers. The hunt is on.

10. Well, this is completely disturbing.

11. Using a quote from Hitler on anything is a really bad idea.

12. Seriously, WTF?

13. Wait, what?

14. Here’s a great way to freak out everyone on the road.

15. For what?

16. There is a billboard that actually bleeds in New Zealand.

17. I know what my next nightmare is going to be about — and it’s not “The Grudge.”

18. That’s not intimidating at all…

Read More: These 10 Quotes From A Poll About Women’s Ability To Vote Will Make Your Blood Boil

Well, I’ll give them this. They definitely aren’t boring. I’m not sure that’s a good thing, though.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/creepy-billboards/

These Photos All Have One Thing In Common, And It’s So Chilling

When it comes to capitalizing on loss, 19th-century photographer William H. Mumler was an expert…for a while, anyway.

In 1861, he noticed that a second figure appeared in the background of a photograph he was developing. Although it was obviously a flaw in the process, he knew that he could cash in on that error by capturing basic portraits, superimposing additional faces in the background, and presenting them as spirits.

Fittingly enough, the phenomenon of spirit photography was born in a small, Boston-based studio.

Up to that point, Mumler had little to no known attachment to paranormal activity.

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And he didn’t even delve into photography until after he worked as a silver engraver for a few years.

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As he was developing a self-portrait one day, he noticed that fateful second face in the image.

Quickly flipping the script on what was probably a rookie mistake, he claimed that the face belong to his deceased cousin. After that, “spirits” started showing up in more and more photos.

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Conveniently enough, the receptionist at the studio moonlighted as a medium. With a little support on her part, Mumler’s technique turned into a full-fledged phenomenon in Boston.

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National acclaim soon followed. At that point in history, mysticism was on its way to being a prevailing school of thought over rationalism.

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For that reason, spirit photography could not have come about at a more appropriate time.

Because objective truth was not held in high regard in mystic circles, people rode the waves of this bizarre phenomenon without a shred of evidence in sight.

When Mumler made his way to New York City in 1869, however, a legal wrench was thrown in the gears.

The mayor wasn’t exactly enthused about the situation, so he sent a reporter into Mumler’s shop disguised as a client.

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After the photo was taken and Mumler added an additional face, he released it and claimed that the figure was the subject’s late father-in-law. There was just one problem with that.

His father-in-law was very much alive at the time, which meant that Mr. Mayor received a detailed report of the photographer’s fraudulent ways.

That landed the artist in court, but he was eventually acquitted for lack of evidence and testimony.

Although that dealt a crushing blow to his New York business, he was still revered in mystic communities in Boston.

But after a while, the Spiritualist movement — the same one that accelerated Mumler’s rise to fame — folded. Needless to say, that wasn’t good for business.

William Mumler died completely destitute in 1884.

While he did go on to make contributions to the photography industry — most notably with the discovery of a wood-cut printing method then known as the Mumler Process — his career didn’t really survive (much less thrive) after the court revealed his true colors.

(via Mashable)

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Sen. Ted Cruz pulling no punches on amnesty, Sandy pork


As Twitchy reported, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasted no time putting his new @SenTedCruz Twitter account to work, coming out of the gate to accuse President Obama of scaring people with talk of a default on the nation’s debt. Don’t think that Cruz is reserving the tough talk for the president only; tonight’s tweets take on his Senate colleagues.

Appreciate efforts to fix broken immigration system. However, I have deep concerns w/ proposed path to citizenship: 1.usa.gov/WK4MOW

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 28, 2013

I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally.

Hold the line, @sentedcruz. Thank you. #shamnesty

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 28, 2013

Just last weekend, Cruz had reporters clutching their pearls after he appeared on “Meet the Press” and accused Obama of exploiting the Sandy Hook massacre within minutes to push for stronger gun control. Will the blowback from that comment have a chilling effect on the freshman senator? Don’t count on it — Cruz defended his vote tonight against the pork-laden Sandy relief package by accusing senators of “exploiting victims of natural disasters.”

Emergency relief for Hurricane Sandy victims should not be used as a Christmas tree for billions in unrelated spending: 1.usa.gov/XGUgWR

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy inflicted devastating damage on the East Coast, and Congress appropriately responded with hurricane relief. Unfortunately, cynical politicians in Washington could not resist loading up this relief bill with billions in new spending utterly unrelated to Sandy.

Emergency relief for the families who are suffering from this natural disaster should not be used as a Christmas tree for billions in unrelated spending, including projects such as Smithsonian repairs, upgrades to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplanes, and more funding for Head Start.

Two thirds of this spending is not remotely “emergency”; the Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 30% of the authorized funds would be spent in the next 20 months, and over a billion dollars will be spent as late as 2021.

This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.

There’s no way Cruz is going to get a big bear hug from Gov. Chris Christie if he keeps talking like that.

@sentedcruz Keep talking Ted.I like what I am hearing!!!

— Ohio Conservative (@43202guy) January 29, 2013

Hey, is Sen. McCain still using that “Maverick” nickname? If not, it might be time to pass it on.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/28/sen-ted-cruz/

Unconfirmed rumor: Gaga, Beyonce, Jessie J to appear in next Bruno Mars album



The rumor is being attributed to OK Magazine, but there is no mention of it on OK Magazine’s Twitter feed.

Is it true? its it false? Is it the best thing since sliced bread? The most horrible news since The Sing-Off was canceled? Everyone, it seems, has an opinion:







One thing’s for sure: Bruno Mars is one of the most talented male singer-songwriters in the business. With or without Gaga et al.,  his next album will be playing on repeat at Twitchy HQ.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/15/unconfirmed-probably-false-rumor-lady-gaga-beyonce-jessie-j-to-appear-in-next-bruno-mars-album/

But Thats None Of My Business

But Thats None Of My Business

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BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: Don’t you worry about the Obama.com owner in China


There’s a reason it’s called BenSmithing when lapdogs pretending to be journalists spin wildly to protect President Eye Candy.

@BuzzFeedBen Yeah because nothing speaks transparency like fraudulent foreign donations…

— JamesKirkLives (@JamesKirkLives) October 8, 2012

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, a “real journalist,” thinks it’s totally no biggie that the shady website Obama.com, owned by an American Obama bundler in China, exists to forward foreign visitors to an official Obama donation page.

Since web metrics is the raison d'etre for BuzzFeed, you'd think the #ObamaDotCom story would be square in their wheelhouse. You'd be wrong.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) October 8, 2012

He did journalism and stuff and figured out there’s nothing going on here.

What? China might be funding Obama's re-election? Yeah, but Big Bird.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 8, 2012

The Government Accountability Institute’s exhaustive investigation into President Obama’s online fundraising (PDF) revealed that 43 percent of traffic to the campaign’s primary website comes from foreign countries. But that astonishing number is dwarfed by the foreign traffic to Obama.com — a whopping 68 percent of visits.

BREAKING: 68% of internet traffic to http://t.co/JfqYbeNs comes from foreigners, TIP OF THE ICEBURG > http://t.co/wsdpfeMi #ohio #virginia

— Precious Liberty (@preciousliberty) October 8, 2012

And it’s not that Team Obama doesn’t know this is going on. The campaign is able to identify the traffic from the major donor’s website through a unique affiliate number.

Fun fact about company behind http://t.co/sYDaUKkW? Owned by an Obama bundler, located in China, and (waitforit) registered in the Caymans.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) October 8, 2012

Oh, and the bundler, Robert Roche, has extensive ties to the Chinese Communist Party government.

Obama bundler tied to China govt – foreign donation website http://t.co/2UbaXiKj Doodad Pro II: Chinese Boogaloo

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) October 8, 2012

From the GAI report, excerpted at Hot Air:

In 2008, Obama.com was purchased by an Obama fundraiser living in Shanghai, China, whose business is heavily dependent on relationships with Chinese state-run television and other state-owned entities.

Roche is a politically connected Democratic Party contributor whose nineteen visits to the White House since 2009 included a private meeting with Obama in the Oval Office. And just for fun, his company is called Acorn International.

Icing on the http://t.co/sYDaUKkW cake? Company's name is "Acorn."

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) October 8, 2012

So why should Ben Smith and BuzzFeed have some inkling this is a huge story?

@jeffemanuel implication is that since 68% of the traffic to http://t.co/sYDaUKkW is non-US, then there are foreign donations occurring.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) October 8, 2012

But no. The BenSmithing has begun. Nothing to see here. Move along.

If Obama was a republican, @buzzfeedben wouldn't be dismissing it.

— Against Obama (@against_obama) October 8, 2012

A real journalist would be interested in the story. But of course, that's not you, is it… #lapdogmedia @BuzzFeedBen

— Moira Fitzgerald ن (@Moira1987) October 8, 2012

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Memo: Corzine approved $200 million transfer during MF Global’s collapse



Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)’s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in one of the brokerage’s JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) accounts in London, according to an e-mail sent by a firm executive.

Edith O’Brien, a treasurer for the firm, said in an e-mail sent the afternoon of Oct. 28, three days before the company collapsed, that the transfer of the funds was “Per JC’s direct instructions,” according to a copy of a memo drafted by congressional investigators and obtained by Bloomberg News.

O’Brien’s internal e-mail came as the New York-based broker found intraday credit lines limited by JPMorgan, the firm’s clearing bank as well as one of its custodian banks for segregated customer funds, according to the memo, which was prepared for a March 28 House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on the firm’s collapse. O’Brien is scheduled to testify after being subpoenaed this week.

“Over the course of that week, MF Global (MFGLQ)’s financial position deteriorated, but the firm represented to its regulators and self-regulatory organizations that its customers’ segregated funds were safe,” said the memo, written by Financial Services Committee staff and sent to lawmakers.

Vinay Mahajan, global treasurer of MF Global Holdings, wrote an e-mail on Oct. 28 that said JPMorgan was “holding up vital business in the U.S. as a result” of the overdrawn account, which had to be “fully funded ASAP,” according to the memo.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/24/memo-corzine-approved-200-million-transfer-as-mf-global-was-collapsing/