Apparently Hannibal Lecter is now writing tweets for OFA.
HT: Rebel Pundit
Lena Dunham, the far-left star of ratings-deprived HBO Show “Girls” is best known for her 2012 Obama campaign ad where she compared voting for Obama to having sex.
Girls star and Planned Parenthood supporter Lena Dunham couldn’t help plugging the nation’s leading abortion provider during her appearance on Saturday Night Live.
During a sketch in which a men’s rights activist (played by Matt O’Brien) finds himself in the uncomfortable position of being surrounded by all women at a party, Dunham and company educate O’Brien’s girlfriend, Marisol (Cecily Strong), about his efforts, which include shutting down two Planned Parenthoods. Dunham fails to mention the organization’s role as an abortion provider.
Same guy who owns a carbon-spewing airline.
Via Daily Caller:
Virgin CEO Richard Branson said that those who are skeptical of man-made global warming should “get out of our way,” joining the ranks of CEOs lashing out against those opposed to business investments in “sustainability.”
Branson made his remarks in the wake of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s telling global warming skeptics to “get out of this stock” if they did not agree with the company’s green investment strategy. Cook made his comments after being confronted by a free-market activist who pressed him on putting the environment ahead of profitable investments. [...]
Branson said that more businesses should follow Apple’s example and fight back against global warming skepticism.
“Tim [Cook] took a crucial stand: he told shareholders who oppose Apple’s commitment to sustainability to ‘get out of the stock’,” Branson wrote on his blog. “He also commented on how doing business sustainably can actually improve the bottom line. This is something we strongly believe in at The B Team, which is working hard to encourage better ways of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet. We wholeheartedly support him.”
“More businesses should be following Apple’s stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability,” Branson said. “While Tim told sustainability sceptics to ‘get out of our stock’, I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way.”
I’m assuming these kids are unemployed and still living with their parents (also known as Obama’s base).
Via The Hill:
With a March 31 enrollment deadline looming, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that the White House was calling on moms to get their adult children “off the couch and on the computer” to sign up for ObamaCare.
The White House spokesman was asked why the administration was spending the week targeting mothers in an enrollment push when women were among the president’s strongest supporters during the 2012 election.
“We’re not,” Carney said. “We’re calling on moms to reach out to their adult children, get them off the couch and on the computer to enroll and make sure that they have quality affordable health insurance, because … a lot of young folks, because they’re young and healthy today, think they’re invincible and are not fully aware of the need to have quality affordable health insurance because, you know, they’re an accident away or an illness away from needing it very much.”
Not-so-bold prediction time: The MSM will fawn uncontrollably over this “talkathon” publicity stunt.
WASHINGTON — While Senate Democrats try to turn the nation’s attention to climate change with an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor Monday night, the White House will support them on social media.
A White House official said tweets from senior administration officials and the White House account will be posted Monday to support the Senate Democratic effort, which starts Monday evening and goes through 9:00 a.m. Washington time Tuesday.
Climate activists are also taking to social media to boost exposure for the talkathon. 350.org, the group best known for its anti-Keystone efforts — including amass arrest at the White House fence last week — plans to tweet support under the hashtag #Up4Climate.
At Monday’s daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney praised the talkathon, which is expected to include dozens of Democratic Senators.
“We commend those who are participating, because it’s a very important subject that the president, as you know, is concerned about and has a climate action plan dedicated to addressing,” Carney said.
You can watch their YouTube video announcing the new magazine here, features footage from the Boston Marathon bombing.
Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts.
A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine,Resurgence.
It appears to be modelled on Inspire, an online publication produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has carried messages from Osama bin Laden, bomb making directions and tactics for launching “lone wolf” attacks.
However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language magazine from the group’s core leadership and is advertised with a slick video from as-Sahab, its media production house. Analysts believe it marks a shift from al-Qaeda’s recent focus on Syria.
It mixes graphics, images of George W Bush and warplanes launching missiles with a speech by Malcolm X, the African-American Muslim leader, in which he said: “You can’t ever reach a man if you don’t speak his language. If a man speaks the language of brute force, you can’t come to him with peace.”
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Pelosi family.
Update to this story.
Hypocrisy so thick you need a chainsaw to get through it.
Producer Harvey Weinstein told LA Film Czar Ken Ziffren today that he needs to do whatever it takes to increase California’s $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program in order to keep production in the state. The remarks were made during Weinstein’s keynote address at today’s 38th annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium.
Weinstein argued that California does not have to offer the same discounts as, say, New Orleans as long as the state can provide enough of an incentive when weighed against the added travel and production costs called for by out-of-state production. He said producers can elevate the quality of production by tapping the superior Hollywood talent pool and prefer to avoid transportation hassles that “can turn scheduling into a nightmare.”
On February 19, legislation was introduced to expand the $100 million credit program, with nearly 60 co-sponsors from across the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown has been weary about adding new expenditures to the state’s stable budget. “Please, whatever you can do with the governor…” Weinstein pleaded to Ziffren, who offered no immediate response. Ziffren, who was named the city’s Film Czar on February 10, mentioned in a conference call February 27 that he wants to see production in the state return to the lofty levels seen during the mid-1990s. Industry sources have said the the California program should aim for a target credit level of $400 million.
Fed up with waiting in line for food, attacks by paramilitary national guardsmen on teenagers. Today is the largest day of action yet in Venezuela drawing students, medical professionals and the elderly.
It is said many smaller cities will be erecting barricades on major highways, streets and in residential areas to disrupt the government.
This protest today will no doubt be labeled non-existent or small by the Maduro government.
Just when you think militant atheists can’t be any more repulsive.
Via Fox News:
A grieving California mom who, under pressure from an atheist group, went to the site where her son was killed to remove a memorial cross was met at the scene by a throng of supporters who planted crosses of their own.
“They said they have to take that one down,” Doug Johnson, a Riverside resident who traveled to the site with his daughter and six home-made crosses, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. ”But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”
AnnMarie Devaney agreed to remove a 5-foot cross she put up on the side of a road in Lake Elsinore to honor her 19-year-old son Anthony, who was struck by a car and killed two years ago, the paper reported. The American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., caught wind of the cross and sent her a demand letter dated March 4 calling for her to remove it. The association said that its placement on city property violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
“It’s so petty and sad that they have to complain over removing a cross,” she said. “It’s his personal preference that he was Christian. What’s wrong with having a cross up?”
Devaney was emotional when she was at the site and said she was moved by her supporters. She was joined by her family and other families that brought their own cross. A woman in attendance told the paper that she is the stepmother of the driver struck Devaney’s son as he crossed Lake Street near an exit ramp, the paper reported.
Update: According to a report, Penn was in Venezuela to help with their state-run film and TV studio.
[M]aduro, the hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, later met at the presidential palace with actor-activist Sean Penn and Haiti’s prime minister. Penn is an ambassador-at-large for Haiti, where he runs a nonprofit aid group. He was shown on state television and made no public comments.
What a loser, he has a Galaxy Tab. Can’t afford a Note 3? Or just not smart enough to buy one? Discuss in comments…
Shockingly, Obama’s toothless threats have failed to deter Putin.
Via Free Beacon
But don’t worry, it’s the GOP that is “anti-science.”
Update: In case anyone missed her first comment, Pelosi wants to make sure everyone knows how ignorant she is.
Update HT: Twitchy
Police and National Guard units have stormed the University Of Santa Maria In Venezuela. Windows are being broken out, doors kicked in all while classes are in session.
The authorities have not said what they’re looking for but two students have been injured by National Guard troops.
Taken last Friday in Miami:
A woman cries while meeting U.S. President Barack Obama at the Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida, March 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
HT: Doug Powers
Rationing of food continues in Venezuela despite government claims it isn’t happening. But if it is happening, the government says, it’s to control food leaving the country to poor countries, like Columbia.
You know, because if you lived in Columbia, you’d go to Venezuela for food – all those empty shelves are enticing to Columbians.
Union gets an Obamacare exemption in 3… 2… 1.
Via Fox News:
A new report from a major U.S. union says ObamaCare will hasten income inequality.
Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.
“The promise of Obamacare was the right one and the hope for extending healthcare coverage to the un-and under-insured a step in the right direction,” the report says. “Yet the unintended consequences will hit the average, hard-working American where it hurts: in the wallet.”
The document was put out by Unite Here, a hospitality industry union representing workers in the U.S. and Canada. The union of nearly 300,000 has been critical of the health law before.
The report says it’s “ironic” that the Obama administration is publicly discussing income inequality though it has yet to make the changes to ObamaCare that Unite Here believes are necessary to avoid exacerbating income disparity.