BAHAHA! Ted Cruz tweets tribute to snowflakes everywhere, breaks Twitter (video)

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‘Objective’ AP’s tweet reads ‘like the title of a Hamas press release’!/mchastain81/status/494102450983284737
It sure looks that way. Here’s the oh-so-esteemed Associated Press making Hamas proud:!/AG_Conservative/status/494095539429199873!/AviMayer/status/494096608078737408
Actually, the AP quietly altered the article after publication. The tweet simply summed up the opening paragraphs of Bradley Klapper’s original article (titled “With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support”).

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.



After media watchers responded to the AP tweet, the news org revised the opening paragraphs of the article:

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.

Many even have criticized the administration’s effort to stop violence that has killed more than 1,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 40 Israeli soldiers and three civilians this month.

The tweet has not been deleted.!/whitneypitcher/status/494068759892475905!/TheRealBepo/status/494080440031248386!/andylancaster/status/494097742646345728!/singlemaltgal/status/494100814017724417!/AviMayer/status/494100220456611840!/vinniecocoa/status/494098482782015488

‘Yeah, nice try’: AP ‘revises wording’ of its anti-Israel tweet

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Complainers complain about complaints by recipient of US Airways’ porn pic!/non_sequiturs/status/455993164793278464
Welcome to the Internet.

Earlier this week, @ElleRafter complained to U.S. Airways about a late arrival and poor customer service. The company’s response included a top contender for the most sexually graphic photo ever tweeted by a brand. U.S. Airways apologized for accidentally causing a run on eye bleach and ensuring that we’ll never look at a toy airplane the same way again.

As for @ElleRafter, apparently there’s no such thing as returning to Internet obscurity after an airline sends you hardcore plane porn.!/ElleRafter/status/456321456029200385
Before the not-safe-for-work photo thrust (sorry!) her into the spotlight, @ElleRafter’s tweet count hadn’t even reached 100 — since 2009 — and a number of those were tweets giving companies a piece of her mind.!/ElleRafter/status/78671863819153408!/ElleRafter/status/171800985239425024!/ElleRafter/status/419194908994322432
The complaints didn’t go unnoticed, and naturally, complainers complained.!/Xexyzx/status/455986727895957504
Because Internet. In many cases, the complaints were pretty vicious.!/GabrielleJoly/status/455912316878733312!/RockportMEStorm/status/455923145246248960!/JimKidwell1/status/456325275618254849!/kerri1207/status/456443318042234880!/NicoleKnuckles/status/456604107441057792!/Squirrely007/status/456946606102044672!/FPerillo81/status/456988373757227008
A handful of responses from @ElleRafter:!/ElleRafter/status/456130756155154432!/ElleRafter/status/456213820591992833!/ElleRafter/status/456341150048067586!/ElleRafter/status/456494856303411200!/ElleRafter/status/456663250080235520!/ElleRafter/status/456803487263645696
Any other unsolicited suggestions for @ElleRafter?!/bitchramblings/status/455822208301277186
From “not terribly interesting” …!/Marvelle/status/455809162010959872
… to “Bitching several times a year since 2009.”


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Malaysia Airlines told of tweet they ‘should probably delete’; Advice taken!/BylineBrandon/status/489805531880497155!/olisegall/status/489809076185206784
That kind of advice was apparently taken by Malaysia Airlines:!/Jerrrrryyyyyy/status/489803428881657856
After it was known that a 777 carrying 295 passengers and crew died after the plane was reportedly shot down over Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines wasn’t happy with the appearance of the adjoining tweet:!/mattcoltrona/status/489803306509017088Read more:

23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

                                            <b>Astrophysicist with attitude.</b>                                                            

1. On the end of the world:

2. On measuring the length of blood vessels:

3. On intelligent life:

4. On alternative medicine:

5. On professional athletes:

6. On middle fingers:

If we had twelve fingers, there’d be no middle finger to flip at people with whom you’ve run out of words to communicate.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

7. On The Los Angeles Angels:

Does it disturb anyone else that “The Los Angeles Angels” baseball team translates directly to “The The Angels Angels”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

8. On “toxins”:

The likelihood that a person uses the word “toxin” correlates strongly with how much Chemistry the person does *not* know

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

9. On Snoop Dogg:

If @RealJeffreyRoss and other comedians honored @SnoopDogg, would that be a “Pot Roast”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

10. On July 4th:

July 4 – Happy Birthday USA. Celebrating the day we declared Independence, and not the day we actually achieved it.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

11. On “total eclipses”:

Total Eclipses occur every couple of years or so. If anyone calls them “rare”, ask if they feel that way about the Olympics.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

12. On the state of television:

America 2012: The Learning Channel has HoneyBooBoo, History Channel has PawnStars: and the Science Channel has PumpkinChunkin

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

13. On the “Super Moon”:

Moon Lunacy strikes again: The impending Supermoon is to an average full Moon what a 16″ Pizza is to a 15″ Pizza. So chillax.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

14. On hip-hop:

I’m quite sure that Frogs were into Hip-Hop long before the music industry was.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

15. On soccer players:

I wonder what Rugby players think every time they see a Soccer player crying in pain from being grazed by another player.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

16. On psychics:

A news headline you hardly ever see: “Psychic Wins the Lottery Again”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

17. On Spanish sportscasters:

Good thing Spanish fútbol sportscasters don’t announce basketball, they’d spend 1/3 of playing time saying “Goooooooooooool”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

18. On plane cabins:

Flight Attendants say: “Cabin pressurized for your comfort & safety.” What they mean is: “otherwise you’d freeze & suffocate”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

19. On “Miss Universe”:

Astrophysicists are monitors of extreme adjectives. Which is why “Miss Universe” to us is just “Miss Earth”.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

20. On airport customs:

Had to wait in line to renew a Passport allowing me to visit members of my own species across artificially conceived borders.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

21. On Olympic curling:

I occasionally wonder whether people who are good at Olympic Curling are also good at sweeping out the basement.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

22. On Red Bull Stratos:

I’m told somebody’s jumping out of a perfectly good balloon from 23-miles up. The theory of gravity no longer needs to be tested in this way

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

23. And on his DJ name:

If I were ever to become a Hip-hop DJ,I think I’d choose the name “MC-squared”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

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Obama’s choice for DC mayor (or her staffer) deletes weird ‘$$$$’ tweet!/BarreledBrewer/status/519312834044633089
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.

— 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

— 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

— 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 #DCision14 @willsommer @brfreed @DCist

— 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$$$$$about$$$$$$$the$$$$$$?


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