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Comedian Bill Maher brought the wrath of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin upon himself when he reportedly referred to her special needs son as “retarded” during a comedy show at the Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday.
After learning about Maher’s so-called “joke,” “Mama Grizzly” Palin went after Maher on Twitter.
“Hey bully, on behalf of all kids whom you hatefully mock in order to make yourself feel big, I hope one flattens your lily white wimpy a#*,” Palin wrote.
“I’m in your neck of the woods this weekend, little Bill. Care to meet so I can tell you how I really feel?” she added.
Time to take a stand
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said during an interview with Glenn Beck last Friday that 20 illegal aliens brazenly walked into his congressional office last Thursday demanding they be given amnesty. King is one of 70 Republican House members who have banded together to fight against Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) “Trojan horse bill” to trick the GOP into voting for amnesty for illegal immigrants.
“Illegal aliens were brought into my office to demand we legalize their illegal activity,” King told Beck during the radio interview.
King urged concerned Americans to attend a press conference/tea party this Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C. to show support for the Republican House members “who are planning a political showdown with Boehner to force additional discussion on immigration,” according to the Blaze.
“Conservative lawmakers are planning a day-long Lincoln-Douglas-style debate on immigration in front of the U.S. Capitol building next Wednesday,” the Blaze reports, “to counter what they say has been a lack of legitimate debate inside the halls of Congress. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said the open-forum debate will feature ‘border security, anti-amnesty members of Congress.’ King is one of several House Republicans leading a charge for a special Republican conference meeting on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants. … members of Congress will join with an already-planned tea-party rally against the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.”
Privacy apps on the rise
The recent bombshell revelations (“bombshell” – a red flag word?) that the NSA is collecting all our data is the development of privacy protection apps for your electronic devices. Watch this video to learn more about companies that are developing protections from eavesdropping. Have you heard of Hush Mail? Capitalism and the free market are good things.
Spoof: Facebook changes “privacy” feature
When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg insisted that his social network was not involved in giving up its users’ data to the federal government, Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge used sardonic humor to challenge him, depicting a “new privacy setting”:
Developed by a concerned conservative from Tennessee, here’s an app for computer and cell phones that keeps your spending aligned with your conservative values. Called 2nd Vote, its website features a video that explains how easy it is to learn which companies support conservative issue which include the Second Amendment, pro-life, marriage, corporate welfare and what companies support liberal agendas.
This app rates them by how they finance the issues. Use the free market system while we still have it.
ESPN’s pink slip makes Facebook news
Popular ESPN on-air personality Howie Schwab was swept out the door as the sports network trims its sails because of a financial crunch.
Schwab, who previously hosted his own program, took to his Facebook page to express his dismay at the firing: “After 26 years at ESPN, I am extremely disappointed to say farewell. I have been proud of my association and my work during my tenure. I was a loyal employee, displayed respect for others, worked with numerous charities, represented the company well. I always did everything asked of me and more. What did I get in return today? … Word that I should get lost. The only thing that mattered was my salary, which in my view was the lone reason I lost my job.”
Casinos not betting with Google Glass
If you’re heading for an evening of gambling in a casino, better leave those Google Glasses home. Quite aware of the potential for cheating at card games, casinos are forbidding gamblers from wearing the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet, according to the Boston Globe.
“The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive on Monday ordering Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to bar casino patrons from using the device,” the Globe reports. “The directive was first reported by The Press of Atlantic City. Similar bans are in place at casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut, among other places.”
”If these eyeglasses were worn during a poker game, they could be used to broadcast a patron’s hand to a confederate or otherwise be used in a collusive manner,” David Rebuck, the division’s director wrote in a memo to the casinos.”
Related: Here’s what happened when Business Insider writers tried on Google Glass for the first time.
Where ya from?
A series of online maps showing regional accents and dialects has been compiled by a Ph.D student at North Carolina State University. Joshua Katz has published fascinating visualizations of a linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. “Po-tay-to” or “po-tah-to”?