It was all about Benghazi
Responding to White House spokesman Jay Carney’s remark that the president wouldn’t be watching the testimony of three Benghazi whistleblowers during the televised House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing because he “tends not to watch TV during the day,” these reactions showed up on Twitter:
“Unless it’s March Madness”
“Except for basketball”
“First round NCAA games excepted”
“TV during golf time? Psshh!”
And the most thought provoking and devastating tweet?
“Eight months after Benghazi, both Nordstrom & Hicks are choked up. Eight hours after it, Obama was headed to Vegas.”
Yeah, he can’t be bothered to watch the hearing.
Reigniting the North Star
My, they certainly are busy at the White House. What with fending off investigations about the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal, the Benghazi massacre and subsequent cover-up, gun control, Obamacare woes, the Middle East challenges, Iran’s imminent nuclear capabilities, immigration legislation opposition, the economy, joblessness and getting in the prerequisite rounds of golf and vacations, the president sure does have his hands full.
But he can handle it. How do we know? Why, he’s our North Star, Toto.
The West Wing was evacuated last Saturday after reports of a smoke-filled room. The event occurred just one day after a Behghazi-related “deep briefing” by White House spokesman Jay Carney. Twitter tweeters speculated as to the origin of the smoke:
“Fox just reported smoke at the WH. Did Jay Carney’s pants actually catch on fire? Let’s face it. It was only a matter of time.”
“So the White House is blowing smoke. … What’s new?”
Here’s Carney doing the Benghazi white wash:
Care for some Benghazi with your corn flakes?
Have you no decency, sir!
Senators McCain and Cruz share “pleasantries” in this satirical email exchange. Even Orrin Hatch wasn’t spared. Language alert!
He generally doesn’t exaggerate …
One of the funniest guys on radio today is Alex Jones. Not that he intends to be, you understand, but the highly successful conspiracist just can’t help himself. Last Saturday the master of hyperbole promised he was about to break the “biggest Bilderberg news ever.” (For the uninitiated, “Bilderbergers” believe the world’s ills emanate from the Bilderberg Group, a secret society of the richest and most influential people reputed to be conspiring to achieve a world government.)
Vilemonkey posted on its YouTube channel a hilarious video montage of Alex Jones seeing conspiracies at every turn. Be warned. I dare you to keep a straight face while watching it.
When Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz emailed and tweeted an invitation to send Mother’s Day greetings to First Lady Michelle Obama, it was met with disbelief, mockery and criticism.
Over at Twitchy, the editorial team wrote, “The Democrats will use just about any occasion to harvest email addresses – sometimes it’s in the form of a petition, and other times it’s disguised as a greeting card.”
The wonder of it is Schultz and the DNC did not use the occasion to ask for a donation: “Just a mere $3 to send a card …”
The “not proud of our nation” first lady believes herself to be America’s self-appointed mom, telling us what to eat and how to live. The resulting best tweet in under 140 characters? “Unless it’s a going-away card, I’m not interested.”
The comment section at Twitchy has more, and trust me, they’re not limited to 140 characters.
Wanted: Twitter news head
The Guardian reported, “Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool and distribution point in news, is looking for someone to run its news operation.”
From Twitter’s blog: “You will be responsible for devising and executing the strategies that make Twitter indispensable to newsrooms and journalists, as well as an essential part of the operations and strategy of news organizations and TV news networks. You should have a strong vision for the broad potential of Twitter and news, while also being able to rigorously manage and scale the news team’s daily impact.”
Twitter users have been first with the news since Sully landed his plane on the Hudson, beating the wire services with “a first draft of the first draft of history” and establishing it as a go-to source for citizens and reporters alike.
Is that like “natural born”?
The gaggle at the popular website I Own The World noted that the White House has been “pushing its immigration reform desires around via Twitter this week, sending one doozy of a tweet that sparked hilarious responses.” Like these:
“What difference at this point does it make?”
“Native Americans also came from somewhere else originally, you losers.”
“Nope, born in Oregon with just one Social Security Number”
“Checks birth certificate @whitehouse yup, I was born here. ‘Native,’ if you will.”
What do you do when you’re falling hard for a liberal? Here’s some sage and humorous advice from Wild Bill.
Livin’ on a prayer!
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