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  • Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

    09/02/2014 4:34:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/14 | Lanre Ola
    Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.
  • #Fatkini Hashtag Inspires Women Of All Shapes To Post Unashamed Selfies

    08/14/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Posting selfies is quickly becoming a universal way for people to identify themselves as aligned to a particular idea or movement, and the newest selfie trend hopes to eliminate body-shaming. In doing so, women of all shapes are reshaping body-acceptance and the retail market. The hashtag, #Fatkini, has been on the rise the past few months as more and more women on social media have gained the confidence they need to sport the revealing swimwear. Most popularly used on both Instagram and Tumblr, the hashtag has already produced thousands of selfies of plus-size women, and a following fiercely devoted toward...
  • Hashtag Wars

    08/11/2014 3:59:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Obama administration’s peculiar penchant for virtual responses to actual threats has yielded acute mockery of late, coupled with the suspicion that, beneath the White House’s defensive bluster and smart graphic design, there is much less to our 44th president than we are supposed to believe. The United States has a number of effective means by which it can deal with outfits such as Boko Haram, but one suspects that none of them involve photographs and social-media savvy. As a rule, the sort of people who are capable of abducting hundreds of teenage girls and threatening either to murder them...
  • ISIS Mocks Michelle Obama on Twitter, Boasts of Iraq Victory

    06/21/2014 10:35:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    RT ^ | June 21, 2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda-inspired Sunni militant group, is mocking Michelle Obama and so-called hashtag diplomacy on social media. The jihadists’ Tweets are also bragging about the capture of Iraqi military vehicles. On June 10, less than a thousand of ISIS militants in soft-shelled pickup trucks occupied the northern Iraqi city of Mosul with a population of 1.8 million people. The city fell with no apparent resistance as scores of Iraqi troops fled dropping their uniforms and leaving precious US-made hardware behind. The militants celebrated getting US-made Humvees and tanks – some of which have...
  • Isis Mocks Michelle Obama, Parades English-Speaking Jihadist Imported From Uk

    06/20/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    Michelle Obama's #bringbackourgirls tweet has become the laughingstock of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the militant jihadist group terrorizing Iraq. Jihadists have allegedly doctored the original photo of the First Lady brandishing a hashtag and added "#bringbackourhumvee," a reference to stolen American military equipment. The #bringbackourhumvee hashtag is now full of variations on the original image, in which the First Lady holds up a piece of paper with the hashtag associated with the more than 200 girls abducted by jihadist terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The jihadists and supporters have doctored the photo to replace the...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed. Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim. In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. "There are...
  • Obama’s Twitter account...spent an entire day getting the year man walked on the moon wrong

    06/11/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    In a tweet Tuesday, President Obama’s official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasn’t 1963 anymore — when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.
  • Mrs. Obama, Libs, Media, the World...where is the #BringBackOurKids?

    06/10/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by mononymous · 27 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    Just seems that there needs to be a hashtag on behalf of Mexican parents who need to be reunited with their missing kids who have run away from home. Mrs. Obama, come on, why do you want these kids in this unfair, racist country? Do something...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    05/30/2014 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 102 replies
    Today is Stupid #Hashtag Day As Donald Rumsfeld informed us… “There are #hashtag knowns. These are hashtags we know that we know. There are hashtag unknowns. That is to say, there are hastags that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown hashtag unknowns. There are hashtags we don’t know we don’t know.” Which is to say "you go to war with the hashtag you have, not the hashtag you might want or wish to have at a later time."
  • Where is Michelle Obama’s Hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim? She’s Pregnant and Sentenced to Die

    05/23/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Michelle Obama did a great job at raising awareness of the hundreds of girls kidnapped by terrorists in Africa. She lent credibility and awareness to #BringOutGirlsBack – the twitter hashtag devoted to making the world be informed about their terrible plight.But where is Michelle Obama on another human rights victim — someone of interest to pro-life advocates and Christians around the world?The First Lady has been silent on the plight of Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for rejecting Islam who is being shackled by Sudanese officials despite the fact she is eight-months pregnant. The Islamic...
  • 80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says

    05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/21/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
  • Jon Stewart Abandons 'Sanity'

    05/21/2014 4:22:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Just before the 2010 midterms, Comedy Central star Jon Stewart drew a large crowd to Washington to celebrate a "Rally for Sanity." He gave a closing speech, intended to be inspirational and not comical, on how "we can have animus and not be enemies." The same man who succeeded in convincing CNN to cancel "Crossfire" in 2004 because its squabbles were "hurting the country" felt the need to sermonize about overdoing caricatures of our political opponents on television. This raises the question: Does this man watch his own show? "The country's 24-hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause...
  • Ann Coulter’s Parody of Hashtag Activism Gets Under Progressives’ Skin

    05/15/2014 7:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/15/2014 | Chris Quinn
    Leave it to Ann Coulter to get the Left’s panties in a wad over the latest trendy expression of concern: hashtag activism. The pundit tweeted her parody of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag craze, in which several high-profile figures, including First Lady Michelle Obama, have released photographs of themselves with stern visages holding up signs bearing the hashtag. Coulter’s photo features a pouty face and the hashtag #BringBackOurCountry.Needless to say, the Left is up in arms over Coulter’s satire. From Talking Points Memo: Coulter posted a photo to Twitter with her own iteration of the hashtag, in an apparent attempt to...
  • America Needs More Than A Selfie And Hashtag Foreign Policy

    05/14/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee reminds us of why our friends no longer trust us, our enemies no longer fear us and that un-friending terrorists on social media is not a foreign policy. We've all seen the photo of first lady Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag slogan "Bring Back Our Girls." It underscores a totally unserious foreign policy that relies on gimmicks and reset buttons as Russia and radical Islamists go on the march. "You can't base your policy on what's trending on Twitter," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said...
  • SHAPIRO: How the West Won The Great Hashtag War of 2014

    05/14/2014 9:24:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/14/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, a picture emerged of Islamist terror group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau holding a machine gun in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. On that paper was scrawled: "#WeSurrender." Thus came to an end the Great Hashtag War of 2014. Led by the bravery of First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic women of the United States Senate, the West tweeted Boko Haram into submission. When Obama released the H-bomb of twitter — a sad duck-faced picture of herself in an empty room holding a sign reading #BringBackOurGirls...
  • #DoNotRidiculeHashTagDiplomacy

    05/13/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 24 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5/13/2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    It has come to my attention that #hastagdiplomacy is being actively ridiculed and parodied by right wing, knuckle dragging, Busheois TEA Party neanderthals. Well, this time the joke's on them.
  • #BringBackOurBalls

    05/11/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5/11/14 | Merk Steyn
    t is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it? Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn't actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls...
  • #ThatsCold! Russians, US in Hashtag Battle

    04/27/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 25, 2014 | Dana Hughs
    A tweet by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Thursday night sparked snarky Twitter responses about the diplomacy of a hashtag – but the tweet really is more evidence of a brewing social media Cold War between the U.S. and Russia. Jen Psaki ✔ @statedeptspox "The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag"
  • 'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for

    01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 101 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10:05 EST, 3 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Researchers from Michigan have scoured websites, search engine results and social networks dating back as far as 1996 in search of people who discussed select events before they happened. They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag. Yet despite comprehensive analysis of thousands of records, they were unable to find any evidence time travellers existed.
  • The Tweets at #NSA just keep on coming

    06/07/2013 11:59:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Even some well-known liberal have chimed in to complain.
  • #NSACalledToTellMe trending on Twitter

    06/06/2013 10:53:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 5,357 replies
    Twitter Hashtag #NSACalledToTellMe ^ | June 7th 2013 | Me (Mad Dawgg)
    Twitter is running rampant with #NSACalledToTellMe tweets Here are some examples: #NSACalledToTellMe they need to use my bathroom -- the van's portapotty has exceeded its limit #NSACalledToTellMe Kudos on eating a salad with no dressing instead of The Blue Bell Rocky Road Icecream in my freezer. #NSACalledToTellMe they're not the NSA, don't know anything and would I please do the damn dishes. #nsacalledtotellme that my spare set of car keys fell in between the couch cushions! #NSACalledToTellMe to press 1 if my wiretapping experience was agreeable. If not, please notify next-of-kin of impending absence. #NSACalledToTellMe their data center is totally...
  • Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’

    04/11/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Brown
    Vin Scully asks: ‘What in the world is hashtag?’ That's the question, isn't it? Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who makes everything sound better, especially baseball, also can make the word "hashtag" sound like some kind of illegal activity. He was curious about hashtagging, along with a new television channel called "Dog TV" that a satellite company is starting, so he worked both constructs into the broadcast of the Dodgers-San Diego Padres game Wednesday night. Naturally.
  • ‘Good Jew’ hashtag is third most popular on French Twitter

    10/15/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | 10-15-12
    A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages. SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, made the statement on its website after the phrase UnBonJuif on Oct. 10 became the third most popular hashtag among French Twitter users. Literally meaning “a good Jew,” it served thousands of Twitter users to enter what the French daily Le Monde termed “a competition of anti-Semitic jokes.” One Twitter account registered to the username “Marcel Leblanc” posted a picture of an emaciated Jewish woman taken in a Nazi concentration camp as his or...
  • Newest Obama Hashtag at Twitter "ObamaIndianNames" (Obama Claims Cherokee Ancestry with No Proof

    05/21/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/21/12 | Nachum
    Now that Obama has declared he's part Indian, there is much speculation on Twitter as to his Indian name.... Shoshome the Money Winnemucca for $3 Speaking Bull Chief Empty Suit Speaks Much Says Little Chief Shameface Dances With Clooney Puts on Ayers Swims With Red Herring Distracts With Squirrels Occupies Golf Course composite fairy tale Dances With Occupiers Bankrupts Your Children Favors Unions Chief Panderer Lies Like a Rug Runs With Radicals Born with silver forked tongue in mouth Coal Will Skyrocket Sits in Oval Flop Sweat Lodge He Whose Water Is Carried By Media Stands With Marxists Throws Like...
  • Yet another Obama campaign hashtag attempt: #readytogo

    05/06/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5/6/12 | Anne Sorock
    At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m letting you know that the Obama campaign has unveiled yet another hashtag: #readytogo. Now they’re just making it too easy. The campaign, which officially kicked off Saturday in Ohio, even got some some college students (a la 2008) at Ohio State University to lend their faces to the latest twitter try.
  • Obama Wants To Grant Us Fairness...AND a New Hashtag to OCCUPY!

    04/11/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, ok, since this has been floating around for a week or so now, we can finally get to the truth: the Buffet Rule is really more about spreading the wealth around. Just not that much wealth, according to the CBO, so it’s more symbolic of where we intend to go from here. So anyway, the “Buffet Rule” was never about paying down the deficit? It was about making life “fair” all along? The goal, Mr. Furman explained, is to establish a "a basic issue of tax fairness." ... ...On another front: all hell’s broken loose again with one of...
  • #ILikeObamacare Hijacked by Right Wing Attack Machine

    03/24/2012 9:57:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2012 | MOTUS
    ...So,if you follow the "I like Obamacare" link David sent and give him your email and zip code (the better to target you, if and when we need a little extra help in your district), he will send you the special twitter hashtag. Butt, since I know you’re all “in”, I’ll save you the trouble. It’s #ILikeObamacare. Then you, too, can start tweeting out to the world how much you “like” Obamacare! (because “love” is such a strong word). Butt we need your help: apparently the Right Wing Attack Machine has hijacked this hashtag (just like they did with #AttackWatch)...