Obama surrogate Gov. O’Malley to join Daily Kos Google Hangout

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is a busy man, what with a state to run and Arapaho proverbs to tweet. But the Obama surrogate is taking time out of his hectic schedule this afternoon to slosh around in the Kossack cesspool.

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 14, at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT, we will be hosting Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a rising star in national Democratic politics, in a first at Daily Kos—a Google Plus Hangout. Join Meteor Blades and me tomorrow in our live video chat with the governor.

A weekend powwow with the nutroots? Sounds like a perfect place for Obama’s “sharpest-tongued, most enthusiastic and aggressive advocate” to get the campaign’s talking points.

What’ll it be this week, guys? Swiss bank accounts? Bain trutherism?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/14/obama-surrogate-gov-omalley-to-join-daily-kos-google-hangout/

These 25 Towns Have The Most Ridiculous Names Ever. I Feel Bad For Residents Of #8, LOL.

Everyone probably has a few complaints about their hometown. I know I do. Some are small, some are big. Some are rural and some are urban. … and then some have such insane names, you’d think a two year-old founded them. When I saw these 25 town names, I thought someone was playing a joke. But, oh no. These are real.

1.) There is where the horse with no name grew up.

2.) GASP! I knew the North Pole was a lie.

3.) I was meant to live in this town.

4.) Ah, a city for the desperate.

5.) I wonder how the tourism is here.

6.) Slow down, take time to look at all of the ugly.

7.) The internet is taking over our lives.

8.) Ummmm. Forget it.

9.) This doesn’t seem promising.

10.) Discover the answer to life’s tough questions here.

11.) Better than Anti-Alaska.

12.) I must visit this delicious town.

13.) Both the name AND the sign are depressing. That’s impressive.

14.) Why stop here? Why not.

15.) Truth or Dare’s responsible, boring cousin.


17.) The perfect destination for any family road trip.

18.) The people here do throw great parties, though.

19.) Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

20.) Wait, is passing wind radar controlled?

21.) Now THIS is the town for me.

22.) I’m not sure if the hyphens are helping me jot this down…

23.) If you’re a human, this town is for you.

24.) Crapstone doesn’t want any of your crap.

25.) It’s hard to believe there’s so few who live here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking of visiting Cheesequake. Life would have to be awesome in a town name like Cheesequake (seeing that it was named after an ). Source: Slightly Warped Like these town names? Share them!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/weird-city-names/

‘Feminists’ of Code Pink pale against Kurdish women fighting for freedom

Of course Code Pink was on hand Tuesday to disrupt the Senate Armed Services Committee’s hearing on ISIS.

.@codepink prior to start of Senate Armed Services Cmte – LIVE on C-SPAN3 http://t.co/WLTbssost8 #cspanCHAT pic.twitter.com/sCEWAFrqrJ

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 16, 2014

"ISIL plus more US bombing = more terrorism!" @ the hearing in the senate on US military strategy against ISIL pic.twitter.com/r5hcoG6aQ9

— CODEPINK (@codepink) September 16, 2014

@codepink @JimmyPrinceton Go over and give ISIS a big hug for peace. Let me know how that works out for you.

— Andy Waldron (@AndyWIII) September 16, 2014

@codepink what is your solution? Hold hands and sing kumbya? ISIS needs to be destroyed. Kill them before they come here

— john bailey (@therealjwbailey) September 16, 2014

Cameron Gray couldn’t help but notice the difference between the “feminists” of Code Pink and Kurdish women fighting for their own freedom.

Will be all over the MSM: #Codepink spewing garbage Should be all over the MSM: Female #Kurds killing #ISIS garbage pic.twitter.com/XcqOlXYBS5

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 16, 2014

Easy: #Codepink holding up signs Hard: Female #Kurds holding up the casket of a women killed battling #ISIS pic.twitter.com/rAV0LEF6w2

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @bmcsmith92 That gives me chills. Makes me question my own inner strength.

— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @Patriot_Musket THIS.

— Tex Lovera (@texlovera) September 16, 2014

Fake feminists: #Codepink Real feminists: Female #TwitterKurds stopping #ISIS from raping and killing other women pic.twitter.com/hz0ApFX7ZW

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 16, 2014

No sacrifice: #Codepink Ultimate sacrifice: Female #Kurdish resistance fighter killed by #ISIS pic.twitter.com/7HFPru3C6s

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 16, 2014

Not heroes: #Codepink Heroes: Female #TwitterKurds risking their lives to kill #ISIS #ISIL terrorists pic.twitter.com/gH0mUxevsY

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) September 16, 2014

I stand with the Kurds. Code Pink stands with ISIS and the Taliban. @Cameron_Gray

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 16, 2014

@KurtSchlichter @Cameron_Gray anyone with a brain stands with the #Kurds #KurdsResistISIS

— #End #DMST (@JPrice02) September 16, 2014

@KurtSchlichter @Cameron_Gray Do Code Pink gals realize that ISIS & Taliban guys would bury them alive if they weren't useful as sex slaves?

— Vile Koch Myrmidon (@heatpacker) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @HollyRFisher Now those are the ones we need to support with whatever they need…

— FREE WOLF (JWMII) (@XAFCATM753) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @NoSilentConsent true Feminist! Bless their hearts.

— AMERICAN BADASS © (@roodawg1971) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @TheShaneHodge Now those are strong independent women right there willing to fight and die for their freedoms.

— NickReeves45 (@NickReeves45) September 16, 2014

@Cameron_Gray @TheShaneHodge My prayers are with them and all who are standing up to the savages called Isis.

— NickReeves45 (@NickReeves45) September 16, 2014

.@NickReeves45: @Cameron_Gray @TheShaneHodge My prayers r w/them & all who r standing up to the savages called Isis. pic.twitter.com/fyg8Me3Zl4

— God, Country, Israel (@veritaz) September 16, 2014




Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/16/feminists-of-code-pink-pale-against-kurdish-women-fighting-for-freedom-photos/

Incredible: 58-year old man completes toughest marathon in the world

Twitter reaction:

I bow down to Mr. Ed Baxter http://t.co/y1FuhDHR #wtf13inclines

— Joe Grant (@AlpineWorks) April 8, 2012

Video interview with Ed Baxter. Story and his incredible 'Inclinathon" split times included. Check it out. http://t.co/bxl3xmDn

— Manitou Incline (@manitouincline) April 8, 2012

RT @InclineHike: Think the Incline is tough? Try doing in 13 times in a row http://t.co/cOh1Hfb9

— UltraRob (@UltraRob) April 9, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/09/incredible-58-year-old-man-completes-toughest-marathon-in-the-world/

Libs outraged at Cohen’s smear of conservatives, but not why you might think

As far as where he should put it is concerned, tweeters have a pretty good idea.

Now, granted, people have come to expect crap from Cohen:

But the WaPo opinion columnist has managed to pull off the impressive feat of pissing off just about everyone across the political spectrum with his most recent offering. For this column, Cohen “took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such to see how [Gov. Chris Christie] might do in the GOP caucuses.” What he concluded was that a moderate like Christie would fare poorly in Iowa thanks to the state’s “cultural conservatives.” And here’s why:

Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.

Attention, people with “conventional views”: Multiracial families and lesbianism make you physically ill.

Sorry, but what the hell?

The day is young, yet.

It’s true:

Nice going, Richard.

It’s easy to see why Cohen’s column has conservatives so disgusted. After all, we’re once again being told that being conservative automatically makes us racist and homophobic. But what about the Left? What’s got so many liberals upset enough to demand that Cohen gets the boot?

There’s even a petition up at Change.org:

From the petition linked above:

Richard Cohen’s columns are filled with racist assumptions and statements that have no place at The Washington Post. The latest instance is his assertion that the “conventional view” is to gag at interracial relationships (nevermind that 87% of Americans disagree). He previously wrote that a fear of Trayvon Martin was “understandable” given the way he was dressed at the time of his death. These views are reprehensible, and The Washington Post should not provide Richard Cohen with a platform to espouse his racist beliefs. Tell Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post – It’s time to fire Richard Cohen.

But why? Many of the angry liberals seem to think that Cohen himself feels like gagging when he sees multiracial families.


But, frankly, that’s not what he wrote.

Poor word choice, perhaps. But those words are nonetheless being misinterpreted by the Left to suit the “Richard Cohen is racist” narrative. Speaking of which:

Exactly. Liberal media outlets like Gawker have made falsely bashing conservatives their bread and butter. If they’re angry with Cohen, it’s certainly not because he made “conventional” conservatives look like backward racist homophobes.

Tough call. If anything, Cohen’s column has reinforced one of the Left’s most cherished demonization tactics.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/12/gag-us-richard-cohens-smear-of-conservatives-sparks-lib-outrage-but-not-why-you-might-think/

Wheelchair-bound veteran busts into the Korean War Memorial [photo]

Yesterday, Puerto Rican Korean War veterans bypassed shutdown-imposed barricades to gain access to the Korean War memorial on the National Mall. It appears the National Park Service put those barricades back up — mustn’t let veterans visit memorials during a government shutdown! This afternoon, one determined veteran is refusing to take “no” for an answer. Good for him.

A lot of energy is being expended to keep putting those barricades up. What exactly is the point again?



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/02/wheelchair-bound-veteran-busts-into-the-korean-war-memorial-photo/