Perfection! Check out sign on Barrycade transported by vets to WH [pic]

Seriously. Could there be a more perfect sign? As Twitchy reported, attendees of the Million Veterans March in Washington, D.C. on Sunday tore down Barrycades at memorials. They then transported them to the Spite House, where they peaceably assembled in protest.

That sign put the icing on the awesome civil disobedience cake.



‘Shut down the White House!’ Million Vets March protests outside the Spite House [pics]

‘Awesome!’ Veterans remove Barrycades from memorials, transport to White House [pics]

‘USA, USA!’ Police erect Lincoln Memorial Barrycades; Million Vets March crowd chants, breaches [pics]

Spite House sparks brilliant new name for Mt. Rushmore: Check out this shirt at Million Vets March

‘It belongs to the people!’ Sarah Palin and Sens. Cruz, Lee address Million Vets March [pics]

#1MVetMarch: Barrycades down! Spite House barricades no match for Million Vets March [photos]

‘Fight like a girl!’ Sarah Palin to attend Million Vets March; Haters gotta hate

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Bob Costas hijacks Sunday Night Football to give anti-gun lecture

Sportscaster Bob Costas hijacked Sunday Night Football tonight to give football fans a patronizing sermon about the need for gun control in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher shootings:

You knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again, ‘Something like this really puts it all in perspective.’ Well if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please.

Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports, would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but, who today, said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.

“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

Initially, some Twitter users were in a state of shock:

What … is … Bob Costas … doing?

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) December 3, 2012

Once that passed, hundreds (or thousands?) of viewers took to Twitter to express their displeasure:

Bob Costas, who’s gotten rich thanks in part to a sport that destroys men’s bodies and brains, gives us a little civics lecture.

— Andy Levy (@andylevy) December 3, 2012

The Media Left at Halftime: Bob Costas pushing gun control, quoting…who else?..a sports writer on ridding the country of the 2nd Amendment

— lou dobbs (@loudobbsnews) December 3, 2012

Stop lecturing to us Bob Costas #SMFH

— Thomas F. Brady(@DouchyTomBrady) December 3, 2012

…and Bob Costas goes full gun control on NBC. Fantastic.

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) December 3, 2012

I literally disagreed with everything bob costas said

— ⛄Mike Lehman⛄ (@L3mon_Meringue) December 3, 2012

I just took Bob Costas off my Christmas card list.

— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) December 3, 2012

I will gladly debate Jason Whitlock and Bob Costas on gun control, BUT we tuned in for an NFL game! Ridiculous programming decision!

— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) December 3, 2012

Bob Costas is a decent sportscaster. He should stick with sports. #JustSayin

— Rob Johnson (@TweetRobJohnson) December 3, 2012

Bob Costas apparently doesn’t approve of the second amendment. #dumbass

— Jim J (@anthropocon) December 3, 2012

Does Bob Costas know that people are murdered everyday by means other than gunshots? Removing guns will not stop psychos from killing people

— Jason Kelce (@Jkelce) December 3, 2012

If it turns out Jovan Belcher had brain damage from football will Bob Costas call for “Football control” laws?

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) December 3, 2012

Yes, Bob Costas, guns are the problem. Nicole Brown Simpson would be alive today if OJ hadn’t shot her with that knife.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) December 3, 2012

What if Jovan Belcher’s murder victim (Kasandra Michelle Perkins) had been armed?

If Jovan Belcher’s girlfriend had a concealed carry permit she might still be alive.

— Jim J (@anthropocon) December 3, 2012

If Jovan Belcher’s girlfriend was packing heat she’d probably be alive and a 3 month old wouldn’t have lost both parents.

— NCN(@nikkibama) December 3, 2012

At least one Twitter user suggested Second Amendment supporters protest Costas’ comments by turning off their televisions:

Seriously, folks. Did Bob Costas irritate you? Shut off the game. Right now. Stop helping NBC make money.

— Slublog (@Slublog) December 3, 2012

During his rant, Costas cited a column by Fox Sports writer Jason Whitlock. Here is an excerpt from that column:

I would argue that your rationalizations speak to how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder. We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.

How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesn’t protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?

Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.

In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.

Update: Whitlock thanked Costas for the shout-out:

Thanks to Bob Costas and Sunday Night Football in America for supporting my Jovan Belcher column. Appreciate it.

— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) December 3, 2012

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Dads Are Rallying For “Amazon Mom” To Change Its Name To “Amazon Family”

The retail giant’s family-discount program is only known as Amazon Mom in the United States — it’s known as Amazon Family in other countries. #AmazonFamilyUS

1. Parent’s Twitter and Facebook feeds across the US have been lighting up with the following graphic this morning:

Christ Routly / Via

2. The movement has largely been inspired by the passing of Oren Miller, the father and blogger behind

Oren Miller / Via

Miller was a giant in the online parenting community who had long questioned’s branding of their family rewards program as “Amazon Mom” in the US, and was championing for a change.

3. Miller wrote often about why he felt the exclusionary name was an issue, but never more succinctly than in his February 2013 post promoting another dad’s petition to change the name to Amazon Family, as it was known in Canada, the UK and elsewhere.

“Please sign that petition. Please. It’s not about a name and it’s not about me personally being offended and it’s not about stupid emails about yoga classes. It’s about a company that looks at the US, then looks at England, and then decides that over there, parent equals mom or dad, while here, well, we’re not ready for that yet.” – Oren Miller

5. After his death, the community Miller touched so deeply rallied, taking up the #AmazonFamilyUS torch as their own.

10. Doug French, founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit, an annual meeting of dads and marketers, spoke to BuzzFeed Life about the #AmazonFamilyUS movement:

“Amazon is a smart, powerful, and progressive company with as recognizable a global brand as there is. Bringing ‘Amazon Family’ in line with its branding all over the rest of the world would be a strong show of support for dads in the US.”

11. So far the #AmazonFamilyUS petition has over 3000 signatures.

Dads are an integral part of the village. A village needs a vendor. Be ours, @Amazon! #AmazonFamilyUS

— AHDMatters (@(Dada) Mike Heenan)

12. BuzzFeed Life has reached out to Amazon Mom for comment.

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Schadenfreude zing! Bright side to Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow-spotting?


Ah, yes. Good old Groundhog Day!

Oh the shame.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Sunday, predicting six more weeks of winter. Jake Tapper puts it another way:

Thanks bunches, Jake!

Yeah, didn’t anyone tell him it is supposed to be warm? Geez Louise!

And this Twitter user brings it all home with a bright side: We’ll always have schadenfreude:

So there’s that?


Heh: Brit Hume tweets photo of another once-trusted institution that can no longer be trusted

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The ears have it: Things overheard at DNC 2012

We know that the Democratic National Convention doesn’t start until Monday, but hey — if the Washington Post can “fact-check” Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech hours before he gives it, then who are we to deny what these people have already #OverheardAtDNC2012?

#OverheardAtDNC2012 "Has anyone seen Bill Clinton and Sandra Fluke?"

— Matthew Burke (@MatthewKBurke) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 Can someone pull the battery out of that National Debt Clock?

— LizzieFiles (@LizSchmidt3) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012: make sure the cameras don't show the size of the crowd

— Mark (@mark85nh) September 1, 2012

Anthony Weiner couldn't come, but he Tweeted his regrets. I think. #OverheardAtDNC2012

— Stuart (@Ringo6) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 Did you see the sand sculpture of Obama? Took 400 @SEIU laborers a year to make it. Cost $5 billion dollars. It's nice!

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) September 1, 2012

Excuse me. Here, Senator you dropped your race cards. #OverheardAtDNC2012

— نWENDYن (@TXCupCake) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 I don't have to pay for this, right?

— Torrey M. Spears (@torreymspears) September 1, 2012

Don't mention unemployment … Don't mention unemployment … Don't mention unemployment … #OverheardAtDNC2012

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 Give someone a fish, you feed him for one day. Teach him how to fish, and you lose a Democrat voter.

— The People's Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 I heard there's going to be a speech by the Karl Marx hologram

— CRASHR (@CRASHR_me) September 1, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 "We got ALL the dancing vaginas!"

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) September 2, 2012

This place is empty. Must be Bush's fault. #OverheardAtDNC2012

— Jeff Masterson (@idigmywork) September 2, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 Can we sing Choom-ba-ya again? You got a lighter?

— Dale (@Dbargen) September 2, 2012

#OverheardAtDNC2012 – The phrase "That's racist!" 312,578 times.

— Mike The Cop (@MotorHeadMike2) September 2, 2012

Be sure to follow Twitchy next week to find out just how close these predictions were.

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‘Talk about revisionist history': Perino schools Beckell [video]

The fall of Mosul was the topic on Fox News’ “The Five” today.!/sundance0272/status/477202712858083328

Left-wing pundits don’t like to talk about Obama’s failure to secure a status of forces agreement in Iraq.



Twitchy coverage of Dana Perino

Twitchy coverage of Bob Beckel

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‘LULZ!’ This is how absurdly ABC spun Obama’s Putin phone call [pic]!/coolhandschlute/status/439979968118800384

Oh, lapdogs! As Twitchy reported, the White House released a baffling photo of President Obama’s phone call with Vladimir Putin. ABC immediately spun like the wind. That ridiculous photo? Totally fear-inducing and tough and stuff.

Go home, ABC. You are drunk. On love for President Boyfriend.

How embarrassing.

But, wait! He has this:!/Ezra_Pownd/status/439991603294244864


Double snort.

And an exit question:


CBS political director/Slate correspondent covers for absentee president

Forward! Smart(phone) diplomacy? Should this be the Obama administration’s new motto?

‘Brandishes phone at Putin!’ WH releases baffling pic of Obama phone call; Most disturbing part?

‘Useless appendage’: First look at upcoming ‘official’ WH pics of Obama at national security meeting?

‘Extraordinary standoff’: Ukraine troops won’t surrender in Crimea [photos]

‘The text does not limit it to Crimea’: Putin reportedly asks parliament to use military in all of Ukraine; Update: Parliament approves

CBS political director/Slate correspondent covers for absentee president

President Empty Chair skips Saturday’s national security meeting?

Is this how we’ll know when President Empty Chair means business with Russia? [pic]

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Little Caesars Introduced A Bacon-Wrapped Pizza Crust And People Are Freaking Out Over It

Step aside, soft pretzel, there’s a new crust in town!

1. Earlier today, Little Caesars made an EPIC announcement:

2. A full three and a half feet of bacon will be used to wrap the pizza.

Little Caesars / Via

3. And there will be even more bacon sprinkled on top!

Little Caesars / Via

4. Here’s what else we know, as reported by USA Today:

â— The bacon-wrapped crust will only be available for a limited time, starting next Monday, Feb. 23.
â— It’s going to cost $12, which is quite a jump from the $5 hot-and-ready pizzas that made the chain famous.
â— A single slice of bacon-wrapped pizza will contain 23 grams of fat and 450 calories. For comparison, a slice of regular deep-dish pepperoni has 18 grams of fat and 390 calories.

5. Although it isn’t available for a few more days, people are justifiably freaking out on Twitter about the bacon-wrapped pizza.


— CharlieM_19 (@Charlie)

Bacon wrapped pizza from little caesars. @A__Craig should we go wait in line now or…

— davecarls (@Cap’n Dave)

Everyone should be talking about @littlecaesars #bacon wrapped pizza. It’s as if it’s my birthday and Christmas.

— MKBlueRidge (@MacaroniKidBlueRidge)

Little Caesar’s is making a pizza with BACON WRAPPED CRUST! They will be using 3 and a half FEET of bacon to make it. Read my last tweet!!

— BrettJBarger (@Brett Barger)

Little Caesar’s has read my mind…bacon wrapped pizza.

— vanderWalters (@Chris vanderWalters)

Being a good friend and making sure everyone knows about bacon wrapped pizza crust. ITS HAPPENING

— savycoop128 (@Savannah Cooper)

Bacon. Wrapped. Crust.. @littlecaesars I love you guys.

— warden_hunter03 (@Hunter Warden)

13. Some are even citing the announcement as proof of a divine presence.

There is a God🙌 “@13NewsNow: Little Caesars tries bacon-wrapped crust pizza “

— Derrell__ (@Bitch Bean)

15. What do you think about the bacon-wrapped pizza? Will you be ordering one?

Little Caesars / Via

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I Can’t Believe How Easy It Is To Make These 21 Things Myself. The Results Are STUNNING.

The DIY craft craze has been sweeping the nation, ever since the “online corkboard” site called Pinterest has gotten popular. You can find almost any craft under the sun on this site. Figuring out cheap and easy ways to make your own furniture and decor is a trend that is becoming more and more popular. Because of that, some pretty impressive tutorials have been created. For those of you who love crafts (or even just cool projects), check out these 21 lamps you can build yourself using only household items and simple tools. They are great crafts and, even better, they look fantastic when they are finished.

1.) These simple chandeliers turn your room into a forest.

2.) Use cupcake liners to create a paper orb light.

3.) Buy acrylic gummy bears (real ones may melt) and build your own gummy chandelier.

4.) Combining plastic spoons and water jugs can make a great lamp.

5.) An old drum kit can be converted into an awesome light.

6.) Make yourself some teacup lights.

7.) A carved gourd can make a pretty bomb lamp.

8.) Spare bike parts created this epic lamp.

9.) Visit a thrift shop,buy some old hats and make awesome lamps.

10.) Doilies and art supplies make a pretty lace lamp.

11.) This cloud cutout lamp is simple, but beautiful.

12.) A wine bottle chandelier is perfect for the kitchen.

13.) So are these great grater lamps.

14.) Find cheap sliverware at the thrift shop? Make these cool lamps.

15.) Spare hangers are also great for making lamps.

16.) Globe lamps will make you seem more worldly.

17.) A workout ball can help you make this awesome yarn lamp shade.

18.) Strips of paper and clever gluing can make an awesome starburst paper light.

19.) Don’t throw away your pop tabs, you could make this awesome lamp.

20.) Cut off the bottoms of plastic bottles… and make this awesome chandelier.

21.) Folding over a simple carton can make an amazing lamp…

(H/T Bored Panda) Crafty projects like this may not be for everyone, but these examples can certainly inspire you to recycle more of the stuff you would otherwise throw away. A milk carton, old hanger or pop tab can become so much more. Don’t just throw it away and let it sit in a land fill! Share these awesome craft ideas with your friends by clicking the button below.

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