Occupy Chicago’s #TakeTheSpring hashtag is under assault by a spambot

The Occupy Chicago protestors are getting down to serious business today. Lots of teach-ins, panel discussions, and workshops will take place throughout the Windy City to “create dialogue” and “TakeTheSpring” (whatever that means).

As usual, the Occupy protestors are using Twitter and other social media to organize and spread the word. Just one glitch: Someone or something — presumably some kind of bot pretending to be beautiful young women — is clogging up #TakeTheSpring with spam:

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/07/occupy-chicagos-takethespring-hashtag-is-under-assault-by-a-spambot/

Rise & Shine: Students head off to summer school

Rise & Shine: Students head off to summer school

Obama’s choice for DC mayor (or her staffer) deletes weird ‘$$$$’ tweet

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times for D.C. mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser.

First up, she was endorsed by President Obama in her run for D.C. mayor. That’s some good news:

BREAKING: President Obama has endorsed Muriel Bowser in D.C.'s mayoral race, reports #News4's @TomSherwood. http://t.co/VUtU1hy5cL

— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 6, 2014

Then she got to take a picture with the president at a fundraiser they both attended in D.C. More good news:

Spoke w/ Pres @BarackObama tonight about our progressive vision that gives everyone a fair shot #All8Wards #Forward pic.twitter.com/Tx7hxdtVaV

— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) October 7, 2014

But then…

Let’s overlook for the moment that @BarackObama isn’t really the president, but a shadowy dark-money 501(c)(4) that didn’t endorse her and focus on what happened next. Bowser — literally — was a no-show at the fundraiser when President Obama gave her a shout-out:

Obama: "Where’s Muriel [Bowser]? Stand up. She had to go? She had to go? Well, I love her anyway. She had to go campaign."

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 7, 2014

Pool rpt: Muriel Bowser left tonight's DNC $raiser before Obama acknowledged her. "Obama made a joke abt her needing to leave to campaign."

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 6, 2014


Oh, it get’s better.

The Washington Post’s Mike Debonis noted that Bowser was already fundraising off of the Obama endorsement, asking donors for $44…

@MurielBowser soliciting $44 donations off of Obama endorsement pic.twitter.com/VLhdwk0lgE

— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) October 6, 2014

…which prompted this hilarious response from a reader…

@mikedebonis @MurielBowser $$$$it's$$$$$all$$$$$about$$$$$$$the$$$$$$

— Mike Miguel (@MikeMiguel) October 6, 2014

…which was then RT’d by either Bowser or someone with access to her Twitter account…

Interesting new deletion by @MurielBowser in Politwoops http://t.co/J47VEkUsDU #DCision14 @willsommer @brfreed @DCist pic.twitter.com/o50pSTPld8

— Nicko (@SFnicko) October 6, 2014

…and then quickly deleted by either Bowser or someone with access to her Twitter account. Oops.

A Freudian slip where she actually agreed that the president’s endorsement is really, in the end, “all$$$$$about$$$$$$$the$$$$$$?


Did the State Dept. accomplish anything with these graphic photos?; Update: Tweet deleted

‘Oops’: Travel+Leisure accidentally suggests an unsavory fall activity; Update: Tweet deleted

Spelling-challenged Democratic congressional candidate slams ‘Geedy, power hunger Politicians’; Update: Tweet deleted

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/07/obamas-choice-for-dc-mayor-or-her-staffer-deletes-weird-and-unintentionally-honest-tweet/


The Denver Film Society (DFS) today announced that Tom Botelho, executive director of the Denver Film Society, is stepping down after six years of leading the organization. The DFS Board of Directors will begin a national search for a new executive director and Botelho will remain with the… http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/botelho-stepping-down-as-executive-director-of-denver-film-society/

‘Crocodile hunter’ Christiane Amanpour ‘giddy’ at Mandela Memorial [pics]

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour also took to Twitter to squee.

Heh. Judge for yourself:

Oh dear.

Her fashion choice aside, it was her words that sparked deserved mockery:

Of course, that isn’t shocking. Amanpour totally hearts Castro:


These Twitter users are not fans of Amanpour’s Mandela memorial coverage:


Why did CNN stick viewers with Amanpour?

CNN fail.


President Tiger Beat waves to ‘shrieking teenage girls’ at #MandelaMemorial [pic]

Did Obama make a joke at #MandelaMemorial or was it lack of self-awareness?

George W. Bush represents US with class, gets booed at #MandelaMemorial [pic]

President George W. Bush shows true class at #MandelaMemorial [pic]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/10/crocodile-hunter-christiane-amanpour-giddy-at-mandelamemorial-swoons-over-castro-handshake-pics/

Death hoax: Twitter kills off Nicolas Cage

Another day, another Twitter death hoax.

The “news” was broken by the renowned site, Global Associated Press, which spelled Cage’s name wrong:
Actor Nicholas Cage is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today -June 25, 2013.

The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Nicholas Cage lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.

Nicholas Cage was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death.

Oddly, this “news” story hasn’t been reported by TMZ, AP, or any MSM outlet.

Someone really needs to look into the trails at the Zermatt ski resort: they’ve already claimed Eddie Murphy, Charlie Sheen, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/25/death-hoax-twitter-kills-off-nicolas-cage/

If You Can Pronounce This Entire Poem Your English Is Better Than 98% Of People. Good Luck…

Are you a crossword freak? Do you try to casually insert the words you read on your word of the day toilet paper into conversation? Well sir, I challenge you to correctly pronounce every word hither and become the true sommelier of words!

Wow, now that’s a tongue twister! I think I need a refund on those years of school. Think your friends can do it? H/T Tickld Share this with them below and find out.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/poem-pronounce/

Kathleen Sebelius earns kudos for brilliant appliance vs. insurance observation

During a conference call with reporters, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pointed out that getting insurance is different than buying a toaster.

In spite of frequent differences, many think that Sebelius nailed it:

So it’s agreed. Sebelius was correct on her point. #Bipartisanship

It used to be just like buying products online, but apparently not any more:

A long way indeed!


Ouch! Citizens put pathetic O-care ‘enrollment’ figures in devastating perspective

Spin doctors: White House celebrates O-care enrollment by touting people on Medicaid

Brad Woodhouse on O-Care numbers: Yay, it out-performed Romneycare in Mass.

HHS releases craptacular Obamacare ‘enrollment’ numbers; Citizens want to throw up

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/13/kathleen-sebelius-earns-kudos-for-brilliant-applianceinsurance-observation/

I'm Going To Destroy You Tommorow

I'm Going To Destroy You TommorowRead more: http://ifunny.com/pictures/gipxrxzy4e/

Another dramatic tornado video

http://twitter.com/#!/WSMV/status/178638285449596928Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/11/another-dramatic-tornado-video/