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  • Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In

    07/23/2014 11:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2014 | Lynette Holloway, NewsOne for Black America
    Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That’s good and bad news for women and minorities, who are barely represented in one of the nation’s fastest growing job sectors. It’s potential good news because it represents an abundance of opportunities for the American workforce, which as of 2012 was 47 percent female, 16 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Black and 12 percent Asian, according to...
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia (Is it Re-Reset Button time already?)

    07/21/2014 8:06:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/21/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. Clinton said in a Facebook chat from the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, that tougher sanctions would make clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin "that there is a price to pay for this kind of behavior." The former secretary of state said she agreed with Obama's comments earlier Monday urging "immediate and full access"...
  • ‘What a jackass’: US Under Secretary of State apologizes after tweeting ‘United For Gaza’ hashtag

    07/20/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/20/14 | Twitchy Staff
    The account for U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel published a tweet with a pro-Gaza hashtag, which was captured by the following screenshot.
  • ‘My bad’: State Dept. official apologizes for #UnitedForGaza tweet

    07/20/2014 4:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/20/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel gave a peculiar apology to outraged Twitter users on Sunday after he tweeted #UnitedForGaza to his 15,000 followers. In a tweet directed to the State Department, Mr. Stengel said, “Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of crash. Urge Russia to honor it’s [sic] commitment,” Twitchy first reported. After receiving swift backlash, the tweet was deleted, and Mr. Stengel sent out a terse explanation. “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad,” he said. (Snip) Twitter users weren’t buying Mr. Stengel’s apology.
  • U. Illinois Prof: Zionists partly to blame for recent outbursts of anti-Semitism (tax $ at work)

    07/19/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/19/2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Steven Salaita is one of the leaders of the anti-Israel academic boycott movement in the United States. He even has authored a guide for other faculty as to how to implement boycotts of Israel at their own universities.Salaita currently is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech and starting in August will join the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s American Indian Studies Dept.Salaita’s Twitter feed is crudely anti-Israel and has been since long before the recent Gaza conflict. Maybe that will be an issue for a later day.But for today it’s worth noting that Salaita is following the path we...
  • Must read: User @drawandstrike tweets ‘epic rant about Chappaquiddick’

    via Michelle Malkin
  • Drought Shaming Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

    07/14/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Neighbors are tattling on neighbors for wasting water and some are taking their drought shaming to social media. If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re being watched while you water your lawn, there’s a good chance you are during this historic drought. In Sacramento, water wasters can face fines, and the enforcer may be someone who lives right next door. Terrance Davis with the city department of utilities says he’s seeing a trend of drought shaming. “Our water use complaint calls have gone up exponentially from the last 2 years,” he said. Karen Halbo lives in River...
  • Yoko's Latest Advice-Tweet; " Count All the Words In The Book w/o Reading Them..."

    07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT · by lee martell · 50 replies
    July 12, 2014 | lee martell
    I just saw Yoko Ono's latest Advice Tweet; "Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them, Count All The Objects In The Room Without Classifying Them." My first impluse was to roll my eyes, shrug and say, There she goes again. I still have that reaction to some degree, but it's not as simplistic and vacuous as may first appear. What may appear as an unfettered indulgence of somewhat with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, could also be seen an a cerebral exercise of the imagination. A 'jumping off point' for conventional, linear logic, if you will. Then again, she...
  • Campaign Stunt: Dickinson (D-VA) wants to play F, Marry, Kill on Twitter

    07/11/2014 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 11 replies
    his own Twitter feed ^ | 7-11-14 | Mike Dickinson
    Let's play F, marry, kill! #KendallJones @HollyRFisher and @michellemalkin #popculturegame
  • #TheOstrichIsLoose

    07/11/2014 7:08:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Self | July 11, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I just started a new Twitter hashtag, #TheOstrichIsLoose in reaction to the White House #TheBearIsLoose . Feel free to post your Ostrich I the White House observations there.
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account

    07/04/2014 8:29:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    IBN Live ^ | 05-Jul-2014 08:44 AM
    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid updates on Israel's various fighting fronts. It was inactive on Friday, however, as a military spokeswoman said "several incorrect tweets" were being investigated by Israeli authorities. She did not elaborate, but the Walla news site published a snapshot of a tweet that had appeared on the account on Thursday...
  • NBC Promotes Twitter Handle for Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders (Twitter Revolt)

    07/02/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California. The Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.” On Tuesday, July 1, the CBS Evening News was the only network to use the term “illegal” when describing the protests in Murrieta, California where the residents have objected to immigrants being bused into their...
  • Three Biggest Lies Liberals Spread about the Hobby Lobby Ruling

    06/30/2014 6:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Kristine March
    As predicted, Monday’s Supreme Court ruling 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Co., and other family-owned businesses who filed against the contraceptive requirements provided in the HHS Mandate raised howls of outrage from the left. American women were being thrust back into the Dark Ages of 2009, yada yada yada. Many lefties took to Twitter to spew hate.
  • Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce

    06/30/2014 1:23:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    WebProNews ^ | 6-30-2014 | Chris Crum
    “Our team built our app retargeting technology from the ground-up exclusively for mobile, and our demand-side platform now processes over 15 billion targeted ad impression bids each day, across 50,000 apps worldwide,” says TapCommerce co-founder and CEO Brian Long. “Our focus on creating engaging brand experiences for mobile consumers aligns perfectly with Twitter’s product and core values, making TapCommerce a natural fit in Twitter’s expanding mobile advertising stack.”
  • Angel Haze & Ireland Baldwin: Definitely Dating ('Homophobic' Alec Baldwin's Daughter)

    06/28/2014 12:07:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | ALLISON P DAVIS
    <p>Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin have been canoodling and exchanging intense/adorable message all over Instagram and Twitter for several months now, and would like us to finally acknowledge their relationship. The couple, who met at fashion week, are out and proud about their status as GFs — and they're ready for the media to be too, says Haze in an interview with The Independent.</p>
  • ISIL's second front: How the militant outfit is taking on social media

    06/24/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Baghdad: Supporters of a powerful jihadist group are waging an online propaganda war in concert with its battles on the ground in Iraq, where Sunni militants have overrun swathes of the country. For militant groups, the fight over public perception can be even more important than actual combat, turning military losses into propaganda victories and battlefield successes into powerful tools to build support for the cause. The offensive, led by jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but involving other Sunni groups as well, swept down from northern Iraq, overrunning major areas of five provinces and...
  • Breaking news update! Iraqis shut down internet at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

    06/15/2014 3:51:52 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 325 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 14, 2014 | Susy Raybon
    A three word text was released from inside the Embassy about six hours ago: “Too late Alamo.” That message is open to interpretation. Just minutes ago news came from within the United States Embassy in Baghdad that the Iraqis have shut down internet service for those barricaded inside. Limited text messages via private cell phones are still coming through. It is unknown how many of the more than 5,000 U.S. civilians in Baghdad are actually taking refuge inside the embassy compound. NBC war correspondent, Richard Engel reported last night that civilians in and around Baghdad have boarded up residences and...
  • Facebook, Twitter Down In Iraq: Communications Ministry Blocks Social Media Sites

    06/15/2014 4:26:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, were down in Iraq Friday as the country’s Communications Ministry blocked access to them. The Iraqi Ministry of Communications also notified citizens in a Facebook post Friday night local time that the Internet would be cut off on Sunday “in all parts of Iraq” to maintain optical cable along the Turkish border. It did not address reports that social media was inaccessible. Baghdad-based BBC reporter Richard Galpin said Friday that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked in the Iraqi capital. A Communications Ministry source confirmed the shutdown to the Kuwait News Agency, but...
  • CIA Makes An Ill-Advised Foray Into the Twitterverse

    06/11/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's why this is a really bad idea: -- The CIA doesn't need a brand. If anything, the agency is supposed to be all about discretion and secretiveness, meaning that it should be defined solely by its conspicuous absence. In fact, if the CIA ever wanted to run a TV ad, it should consist of 30 seconds...
  • Obama admin official scrubs Twitter

    06/05/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    Scrub-a-dub-dub. When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “What if [Bergdahl's] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh. And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:
  • Exclusive: HUD Official Apologizes For Tweets Critical Of Bergdahl’s Unit

    06/05/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 5, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — An official at the department of Housing And Urban Development whose criticized tweets suggesting that there could be questions about the military records of former platoon mates of Bowe Bergdahl apologized Thursday to service members and the Obama administration. “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” said Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at HUD. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments...
  • Obama heaps praise on deserter and craps on the soldiers who didn’t desert. What world am I on?

    06/05/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-14 | DrJohn
    I feel as though I have accidentally stepped into the transporter and been transported to Bizarro world. You have to rub your eyes and read again what is on the screen. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Jonathan Turley said Obama has become the President Nixon wished he could have been. Maybe, but Nixon would not insult one's intelligence so baldly as this wretched regime does on a daily basis. You go out your front door. It's raining. You're getting wet. Obama tells you it's sunny. Jen Psaki says it's sunny. Jay Carney says it's sunny....
  • Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders

    06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 258 replies
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon's leadership. Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a series of tweets Wednesday evening in which he speculated that Bergdahl deserted over bad leadership of his platoon and that is why his fellow soldiers were smearing him."Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5)"" What if he grew...
  • Obama Admin Official Suggests Bergdahl's Platoon Mates Were "Psychopaths"

    06/05/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Perhaps the most insane theory seen to date regarding Bowe Bergdahl was posited on Twitter yesterday by Brandon Friedman, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Friedman suggested that perhaps Bergdahl is not a deserter who may have actually aided the Taliban, but instead, was attempting to flee from a platoon full of "psychopaths." Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014 And your evidence of this is...? What if...
  • US Secret Service seeks sarcasm-spotter for Twitter

    06/04/2014 2:17:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | 6/4/2014 | Darren Pauli
    The US Secret Service wants to identify sarcastic tweeters from the serious in a bid that will surely cause its software to sink and buckle.A tender issued by the security agency sought a way to determine sentiment, identify influencers and section off those exercising the lowest form of wit across the twitter sphere.In what appears to reveal the agency's tight upgrade regime and security requirements, the Twitter trawler would need to be compatible with the dust-clad Internet Explorer 8, first released five years ago.The agency also wants to geo-locate users based on tweets while displaying results in "user friendly" coloured...
  • "'Democracy' is a cult in the West." [-Robert Bergdahl]

    06/03/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 28 replies
    twitter via UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 Mar 2014 | Robert Bergdahl
    @daqeqa Agree! "Democracy" is a cult in the West. I think most of afgs see law in terms of sharia not secular democracy, man centric laws.
  • Free money "Magic Christian" - Peter Sellers gave it away before Twitter benefactor

    06/01/2014 1:33:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-14
    This free money giveway is even better than than the Twitter lunacy we are witnessing in the Bay Area, SoCal, and Colorado. FREE MONEY! Watch people jump into a huge vat of cow fertilizer, urine, and blood to get the free money in the classic 1969 movie -- THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN. Quite a commentary on society.
  • Working to free all Guantanamo prisoners’ tweet from account of released soldier’s father deleted

    06/01/2014 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy has reported, President Obama ordered the release of five Gitmo detainees to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan. Recently, a tweet was published from the account of Bowe Bergdahl’s father, Robert, which stated a desire to see all Gitmo detainees released. Here’s the tweet from Bob Bergdahl’s account, which was published May 28 and deleted Saturday night (at the time of publication the deletion of the tweet has not been acknowledged on the account): @ABalkhi I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of...
  • American Soldier Who Served With Bowe Bergdahl Casts Doubt on Official Story

    06/01/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 95 replies
    Cody Tweets via Soopermexicn ^ | 5/31 | Cody Tweets
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in the Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture. Towards the end of his story, he says he fears reprisal from the Obama administration,...
  • POW dad’s bizarre deleted tweet raises questions about Obama’s prisoner swap

    06/01/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/1/14 | Joe Saunders
    A Twitter posting by the father of the serviceman released from Taliban captivity Saturday in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is raising deep questions about what exactly the Obama administration did to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of Afghanistan. Here’s the tweet, which Robert Bergdahl posted May 28 – before his son’s release – and deleted Saturday, according to Twitchy.com. Whatever else it might be, “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!” doesn’t sound like a rousing call to patriotism. ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman. It’s important...
  • Green Beret Slams Gwyneth Paltrow: There’s A Big Difference Between Real War & Twitter

    05/29/2014 6:57:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 29, 2014 | Clash Daily
    Doug Giles – Here’s a response regarding our morning’s Gwyneth Paltrow post from my good buddy and Green Beret bad-ass Bryan Sikes: By Bryan Sikes, SFC, USAClash Daily Guest ColumnistTo Miss Paltrow,I’d first like to start out by saying how terrible I feel for you and all your friends that on a daily basis have to endure mean words written by people you don’t know. I can only imagine the difficulty of waking up in a 12,000 square foot Hollywood home and having your assistant retrieve your iPhone, only to see that the battery is low and someone on twitter...
  • #YesAllWomen Proves Weaker Sex Needs Male Protection

    Evil murderer Elliot Rodger tried to target women who allegedly wouldn’t engage in sexual relations with him. He managed to murder three men and three women in the process. In order to score cheap political points on Twitter, feminists have created #YesAllWomen. It’s little more than grievance peddling and a vain attempt to turn all men into the next Elliot Rodger. The media of course loves this sort of meaningless Twitter narcissism. They’ve declared it “powerful” and thought provoking. Everything progressives do is “powerful” according to the media. There is little powerful about women whining on Twitter. In fact, if...
  • Matt Drudge wipes his Twitter account clean of all posts — except one warning

    05/20/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    If Matt Drudge was going for mystery, he hit it. The world-known Web news headliner has cleaned his Twitter account of all tweets and posts — except for a single, solitary message that strikes a somewhat ominous tone. “In this manic Digital Age … It’s vital … To clear your mind … Constantly,” he tweeted. But that’s the only message that remains on his account. And he subsequently changed his profile background picture of a parrot pecking at another parrot.
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Twitter blocks Ukrainian radical group's account in Russia

    05/19/2014 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 5/19/2014 (5:58 AM, E.T.) | Radi Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty
    Twitter blocked the account of Ukraine's ultranationalist Right Sector group in Russia. ...
  • Twitter Gets A Hero

    05/18/2014 6:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Dad loves #scifi because it's such a great way to explore the things that matter most." "Themes of #hope, #courage, good conquering evil -- why dad loves #comics." These are some of the tweets involving some well-known Hollywood names and faces on Twitter lately. In a forum not always known for bringing people together, a young woman has succeeded in a great adventure of celebrating life, even as her beloved father's comes to an end. Superheroes were the trending theme, and the most powerful of them all is a man named Stratford Caldecott. Since his Marvel comic-collecting boyhood, he's...
  • ‘Bleep You, Rush!’ Stewart Tears Into Limbaugh, Boko Haram (Language Alert) (VIDEO)

    05/13/2014 3:57:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 12 2014 | Josh Feldman
    <p>Jon Stewart took on Boko Haram and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, but took an aside to issue a strong “f*ck you” to Rush Limbaugh for mocking and belittling the hashtag activism over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls.</p> <p>Stewart tore into Boko Haram and said that #BringBackOurGirls actually proves Twitter can be more useful than you might think at pressuring people to do something. And so in reaction to Limbaugh rolling his eyes at the hashtag activism, Stewart came up with a new hashtag for people to use: #F*ckYouRush. Stewart even contrasted the people speaking out on the girls’ behalf with “that f*cking guy” Limbaugh to show what the two sides are in this argument.</p>
  • Rogers: Obama can't base policy on 'what's trending on Twitter'

    05/11/2014 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    May 11, 2014, 11:28 am Rogers: Obama can't base policy on 'what's trending on Twitter' By Cameron Joseph House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) criticized the Obama administration for not paying enough attention to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram before they abducted hundreds of girls. "This was a problem in 2010 when Boko Haram said they wanted to be a part of Al Qaeda. That's when the problem started," Rogers said, referring to the State Department's decision not to classify Boko Haram as a terrorist group. "You can't base your policy on what's trending on twitter. It has to...
  • How Teens Are Making Money Off Novelty Twitter Accounts

    05/02/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Motherboard ^ | April 29, 2014 | Steven Melendez
    At first glance, the Twitter account @MyTurnOns looks like it belongs to a stereotypical teenage girl. “Why do parents always ruin your day and then act like they didn’t ruin your day and wonder why you’re in a bad mood?” asked one recent tweet, in all caps and with no punctuation. “Being called babe is such a good feeling,” said another. But the account is actually run by Josh Quisenberry, the 23-year-old CEO of the Texas-based Dynamic Media Group. And in between messages about relationships, boys and parents come the tweets that are the account’s true reason for being: posts...
  • NBA investigates Twitter threats sent to the Washington Wizards

    05/01/2014 8:47:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 1, 2014 | Zach Harper
    The NBA has investigated a person who sent threats to the Washington Wizards and their players during their opening round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards won the series in five games, taking all three games in Chicago in the series. The person under investigation didn't take too kindly to the success of the Wizards, making terrorist threats to the team, according to Marcin Gortat, and threatening the team with bombs and harm to their families.
  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • Federal Election Commission Lawyer: Politicking for Obama on Taxpayer Time

    04/30/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    A lawyer for the Federal Election Commission has resigned after being found to have engaged in prohibited political activity to help President Obama’s reelection on government time. The Federal Election Commission is the agency charged with regulating campaign finance for the presidential campaigns and serving as a purported neutral agency. The Washington Times reports on a finding by the Office of Special Counsel about the actions of this FEC lawyer: The employee, a lawyer whose name wasn’t divulged, solicited campaign donations for Mr. Obama and other political campaigns, and even took part in a web broadcast from an FEC facility...
  • McMorris Rodgers Met with Microsoft CEO on Day She Revealed August Amnesty Goal

    04/28/2014 9:48:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2014 | by Tony Lee
    On the day that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) told a local newspaper that she believed amnesty legislation could be brought to the floor by August, she met with Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” House GOP Conference Chair McMorris Rodgers said last Friday. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty." That same day, she tweeted a photo of herself with Nadella from her verified @cathymcmorris Twitter account.
  • VA lefty Mike Dickinson wants to run license plates of Tea Party Activists

    04/26/2014 12:24:44 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 53 replies
    His Twitter feed ^ | 4/26/16 | Mike Dickinson for Congress
    His tweet, and I quote: DickinsonForCongress, ‏@VoteMike2014If you live in VA and can run this tag- I want to expose this tea party idiot. pic.twitter.com/7NidEu7A9F
  • State Department: Twitter, “Promise of Hashtag” Can Stop Russia from Invading Ukraine

    04/26/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/26/14 | Aurelius
    In what might be the worst sign of weakness yet from the Obama Administration and its followers concerning the crisis in Ukraine, on Thursday the State Department put forward the idea that "hashtags" on Twitter could prevent Russia from invading Ukraine. "The world stands #UnitedforUkraine," began Jennifer Psaki, the current spokeswoman for the State Department. She continued, "Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag." Besides the fact that "promise of hashtag" is a term that apparently Psaki coined herself, the statement itself makes little to no sense. What promise is Ms. Psaki talking...
  • DNC Chair Fails To Respond To Governor Pat Quinn’s Racist Tweets

    04/25/2014 2:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | April 25, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    Last week, Democrat Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn, via Twitter, promoted and, presumably therefore associated himself with, an article from the Chicago Sun Times that compared being a black Republican to being a Nazi collaborator. Eventually, as Greta outlines in the clip below, the tweets were deleted on the grounds that it was offensive to Jews. [3:06 video clip] From the offending column: As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit. It isn’t just a black thing. Jews collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round...
  • White House Disputes Report on Keystone XL Decision (Official line: Nobody knows how O will decide)

    04/24/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/24/2014 | Jason Plautz
    The White House is pushing back against a Rolling Stone magazine story that cites two "high-level" Obama administration sources saying President Obama intends to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. "Nobody who knows POTUS' thinking on Keystone is talking and nobody who is talking knows," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said on Twitter Wednesday evening. In the Rolling Stone story published online Wednesday, veteran climate writer Jeff Goodell writes that the unnamed administration sources told him Obama has "all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline," although the piece notes "no final decision has been made." Later, the story...
  • Police caught off guard by huge park gathering where 2 women were shot

    04/21/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    DeKalb County Police say they were caught off-guard Sunday by the unsanctioned party at a public park that ended with two women being shot. “This came really as a surprise to us,” the county’s public safety chief Cedric Alexander told reporters on Monday. But Alexander vowed that they would be prepared in the future. “We’re going to monitor social media going forward so that we can try to get ahead of them as quickly as we can and intervene and try to make sure those illegal crowds do not converge upon a crowd and become a threat to anyone,” he...
  • Obama calls Kanye a 'jackass'...

    09/14/2009 6:22:22 PM PDT · by mathprof · 192 replies · 7,331+ views
    politico ^ | 9/14/09
    ABC News reporter Terry Moran caused quite a commotion tonight on Twitter following after writing: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential." Although it wasn't long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users. Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
  • Peoria, Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

    04/19/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 04/18/2014 | not given
    Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account that purported to be Mayor Jim Ardis. The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St. Three people at the home were taken to the Peoria Police Department for questioning. Two other residents were picked up at their places of...
  • We Are A Nation Of Narcissists

    04/17/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    People have been saying the country is “going to hell in a handbasket” for decades. It’s sort of a rite of passage for every current generation to look at the next one and think it will screw up things so badly everything will be ruined. But the handbasket this current generation is creating may well be the one that sinks us. Every generation is the product of the previous one – its culture, morals, priorities, everything. In the 20th century, that meant passing on a work ethic, the importance of family and the American Dream that each generation will do...