Update to this story. Via Free Beacon: Despite huge donations from the Service Employees International Union and numerous blog posts advocating for unionization in other industries, Media Matters for America is actively resisting allowing its workers to join the union. The SEIU has donated $150,000 to the liberal attack group between 2009 and 2012. Those […]
[ UPDATE: See updates below. This has clearly happened to thousands and thousands of people today. -- P ] This morning I noticed a couple of odd tweets in my Twitter stream. One was from Charles C. Johnson: Hm. That doesn’t sound like something he’d say. Then there was this: Simon Dodd is someone who likes to blog about his admiration for Antonin Scalia. Not the sort of fella you’d think would be hawking some diet product — which is what the link turned out to be. It was, unsurprisingly, a link to the same page that Chuck’s was. I DM’d Chuck to ask if he had been hacked, and he said he had. It’s not over. Now we have the president of FIRE, an excellent organization supporting free speech on campus: And then Rob Long: Rob made it clear what he thinks is going on: It seems to me that several people have been hacked on the same day — and it’s possible that, as Rob says, Twitter itself has been hacked. I can’t seem to find a news story about it, but this is too much to be a coincidence. If you see other suspicious tweets today, link them below and ideally screenshot them. UPDATE: More: UPDATE: Still more: I just did a Twitter search for “fruit” which revealed dozens and dozens of Tweets in the last five minutes about the amazing weight-loss fruit. This is an epidemic and I predict it will be all over the Internet news by tonight. You saw it here first. UPDATE: If you scroll down that Twitter fruit search, my guess is that thousands of accounts have been hacked. UPDATE: This happened to Instagram last year, and the fruit diet people were the culprits then too . UPDATE: John Hinderaker of Power Line writes to say that his Twitter account was also hacked. Where is Big Media on this??
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[guest post by JD] Yesterday we learned of Paul Krugman, aka the demonic midget, getting $25,000 a month to not do much of anything except yammer on and on about income inequality. Today, we learn the MediaMutterz For America, home of such keen intellects like Oliver Willis, is resisting attempts by SEIU to unionize their workforce . The levels of hypocrisy and comedy are too numerous to count. A look at MMfA funding would likely produce some uncomfortable conversations. In other leftist nonsense, we also learned today that air pollution can be racial. Judd Legum is reliably and consistently a mental midget, and vomits forth leftist pablum as predictably as Old Faithful. Some things you cannot make up. —JD
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Join me in pointing and laughing at two complete morons from the Party of Our Betters. No larger message to take away here. This post is all about joyous, unrestrained mockery. The first subject of mockery is Alvin Holmes, who had these lovely remarks to make on the legislative floor: State representative Alvin Holmes (D) Montgomery, said republican lawmakers would support abortion if their daughters became pregnant by black men. Holmes later said he would offer $100,000 cash to anyone who could show “a whole bunch of whites” have adopted black children in Alabama. Today at the state house, white parents who adopted mixed race or minority children said it’s time for Holmes to ‘pay up.’ Beverly Owings is an adoptive mother of a 13-year-old bi-racial daughter. “I would like for him to ‘man up.’ He’s made the statement. He needs to put his money where is mouth is.” The video is worth watching: ABC 33/40 – Birmingham News, Weather, Sports Andrew Breitbart once offered $100,000 to anyone who could provide video of Tea Partiers yelling racial epithets at black congressman at a famous incident in 2010. Nobody ever came forward — but if they had, Andrew would have “manned up” and paid. By contrast, Rep. Holmes is dodging reporters’ inquiries. Next up: Mike Dickinson, who is hoping to run against Eric Cantor in Virginia. This is a video you simply have to watch. Make the time. If time is short, skip ahead to 2:22: GRETA: You want to have a war on them [Tea Partiers], for God’s sakes. You want a war on them. You don’t want to hear what they have to say. DICKINSON: I think that they need a war on them, because of the fact of how they portray themselves. They portray this image that’s totally not who they are. That’s totally not who they are. GRETA: OK, that’s really bad, to portray yourself not as who you are, right? DICKINSON: Exactly. GRETA: OK, terrible. OK, let’s go to this. Speaking of that, a letter to the Times-Dispatch you wrote January 29, 2013, and you claimed that you were the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Show Clubs, which is a group of strip clubs. Is that right? DICKINSON: That’s, that’s correct. GRETA: OK. That wasn’t true, was it? DICKINSON: I worked for, I consulted for them. GRETA: OK, it says CEO of Mid-Atlantic. Were you the CEO? DICKINSON: I was the, I guess, consulting, operations director. GRETA: So. That wasn’t quite true, was it? DICKINSON: You got me there. GRETA: It was wrong. It was a lie. A little bit of a lie. Right? Tiny one? DICKINSON: [Laughs.] That’s true. GRETA: Little bit of a lie? DICKINSON: Yes. Now, all this is kind of unfair, because these guys are both . . . well, I don’t want to be mean. Let’s just say they’re really, really dumb. All you have to do is listen to them speak to discern that. But when Republican candidates or politicians make dumb statements (remember Todd Akin? Sharron Angle? Christine O’Donnell?) they become stand-ins for the whole party, and other Republican candidates and politicians must be asked whether they agree. So I think it’s incumbent on Big Media to demand that Barack Obama be asked if he agrees with these two dumb Democrats. And the answer needs to go on the front page of every paper in the nation. That’ll happen, right? Because Big Media is about the news. And fairness. Always with the fairness.
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Lois Lerner has been referred for a contempt charge for refusing to answer questions posed by the House Oversight Committee, after having made a grandstanding statement in which she denied breaking any laws or doing anything wrong. The vote, to be held by the House Oversight Committee, will take place today. You can watch the proceedings live here . All these votes are happening on party lines, so I think you can expect she will be held in contempt and it will be dismissed as partisan by the partisan Democrats. ( The fact that we don’t agree with your correct conclusion makes your conclusion partisan , will be their argument.) In a separate proceeding, a committee voted (along party lines) to refer Lerner for consideration of prosecution by Eric Holder, himself in contempt of Congress. “You don’t want to go there, buddy!” Here’s the guy who will be deciding whether to prosecute Lerner: So let’s all hold our breath over that. Meanwhile, it looks like Lerner and Elijah Cummings may have snuggled up regarding True the Vote: New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings’ staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information. That’s not at issue in today’s contempt hearings, but it’s an indication of why it’s important to hold Lerner accountable. Of course, holding her in contempt and doing nothing to follow up isn’t really holding her accountable, and she won’t really be held accountable, but it doesn’t change the fact that she should be. P.S. It’s worth keeping this in mind, too: IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group. “Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which were then approved by the IRS, while Tea Party groups received unprecedented review and experienced years-long delays. While some liberal-oriented groups were singled out for scrutiny, evidence shows it was due to non-political reasons,” according to the Oversight staff report, which was obtained by The Daily Caller. Paging Robin Abcarian ! (Who is busy demagoguing the wage gap argument that was overwhelmingly debunked here last night .)
Lerner Contempt Hearing Today