Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rest easy! The Iron Sheik finally weighs in on Dennis Rodman, North Korea

http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/308238188449767424

Finally, pro wrestling legend, The Iron Sheik, weighs in on “diplomatic triumph” (according to daft Wolf Blitzer),  Dennis Rodman. As Twitchy reported, useful idiot Dennis Rodman appeared on “This Week” to keep singing the praises of his bromance partner, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Sheikie is not pleased. He has some choice words for North Korea and Kim Jong Un as well.

Fuck the North Korea they have smallest dick in the world

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) March 3, 2013

Kim Jong Un in english mean Small Rice Dick

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) March 3, 2013

Ah, one of his “go-to” phrases. Twitter users prefer Sheikie’s “diplomacy.”

@the_ironsheik your awesome the best on twitter

— Joe C (@ihateeveryone22) March 3, 2013

#dying “@the_ironsheik: Kim Jong Un in english mean Small Rice Dick”

— Jason (@JDunnah) March 3, 2013

*tears* “@the_ironsheik: Kim Jong Un in english mean Small Rice Dick”

— Aristotle -The Wolfe (@AristotleBAM) March 3, 2013

“@the_ironsheik: Kim Jong Un in english mean Small Rice Dick” I hate you but I love you at the same time.

— Martin (@martimelendez) March 3, 2013

Now this is a foreign policy expert RT @the_ironsheik: Fuck the North Korea they have smallest dick in the world

— Brad Lauderdale (@Bee_Laud) March 3, 2013

And there you have it. Case closed, now that The Iron Sheik has given his insightful commentary.

Related:

Finally: The Iron Sheik tells us how he really feels about Susan Rice

The Iron Sheik trashes Glenn Beck for criticizing WWE over racist Tea Party villain

The Iron Sheik has a message for Hurricane Sandy

The Iron Sheik ready to rumble over NFL controversy, Roger Goodell

The Iron Sheik slams Romney, plays Tooth Fairy card

Finally: The Iron Sheik weighs in on Sununu

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/03/rest-easy-the-iron-sheik-finally-weighs-in-on-dennis-rodman-and-north-korea/

Not everyone calling for NASCAR’s Tony Stewart’s head after fatal accident

http://twitter.com/#!/JayCaruso/status/498460826270195713
http://twitter.com/#!/BWMudd/status/498338862343544834

As Twitchy reported, many Twitter users, including sports reporters, argued that Tony Stewart should not race today after being involved in an accident that killed driver Kevin Ward last night. Other Twitter users couldn’t help but make Dale Earnhardt, Sr. comparisons after Dale Earnhardt, Jr. tweeted out his condolences after the tragic accident.

http://twitter.com/#!/tylerdehate/status/498443874231009280

While many are questioning a seemingly callous “business as usual” attitude, not everyone is immediately calling for Tony Stewart’s head.

http://twitter.com/#!/LilMissRightie/status/498451953614331904
http://twitter.com/#!/TheH2/status/498452464153395200
http://twitter.com/#!/mchastain81/status/498458173850656768

Racing fan or not, that’s true.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/498453992259989504
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/498458854561435648
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/498458981527203840
http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/498358748180910080
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/498490189241909248
http://twitter.com/#!/TheBKing4/status/498370875586908160
http://twitter.com/#!/IAMMGraham/status/498457231332229121
http://twitter.com/#!/bnuge610/status/498476291021361152
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/498477004023689216

The arguments may be moot right now anyway: Will he really race today?

http://twitter.com/#!/JayCaruso/status/498481661307523072
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/498481486212108289

From the LA Times:

Tony Stewart will not compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after being involved in an incident that claimed the life of a driver during a race in New York on Saturday night.

The manager for Stewart’s racing team, Greg Zipadelli, told the Associated Press that the three-time NASCAR champion will not compete Sunday. Regan Smith will drive Stewart’s No. 14 car in the race.

Related:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sparks Earnhardt Sr. comparisons after NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hits, kills Kevin Ward

Tony Stewart plans to race today because it’s ‘business as usual.’ Update: He won’t race today

TNA wrestling exec Bob Ryder: ‘Tony Stewart should be in jail tomorrow, not racing’

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits, kills driver Kevin Ward in sprint car race

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/its-his-job-not-everyone-calling-for-nascar-driver-tony-stewarts-head-after-fatal-accident/

The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America

Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.

Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed

In Britain, David Oyelowo was feeling limited.

A brilliant actor who can melt inside of a role and turn in a performance worthy of high praise from his contemporaries, Oyelowo — who first came of notice as doomed spy Danny Hunter on BBC’s Spooks (called MI-5 in the U.S.) — wasn’t finding much material that allowed him to push himself to the next level. He’d had minor success doing prestigious work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, but breaking into TV and films proved to be challenging. And he envisioned more for himself when he fancied a performance art career.

So seven years ago, he and his wife Jessica made the decision to head to Los Angeles, with the hope being that he’d find the type of work fitting for his training at the esteemed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He arrived in May of that year and by July — a mere two months after moving in the place where he’d hoped he would find the role of his dreams — the script for a film named Selma was dropped into his lap.

It took another seven years, five directors, and a rewrite before the film would hit the big screen, but now Oyelowo is impressing critics with his arresting portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, the humanitarian who would help to change the lives of millions of Americans before being slain in 1968.

Oyelowo’s story isn’t so uncommon. It’s familiar to that of many black British actors, and in some ways, his role — and his story — is part of a larger trend playing out in Hollywood right now. There’s a black British Actor Renaissance of sorts occurring, largely because black Brits aren’t finding the type of work in the United Kingdom that allows them to explore the depth they’re seeking from their roles. But stateside, these British expatriates are giving life to classic American stories, many gritty and all of them deeply layered and complex.

Part of that may be luck or timing or opportunity. But it’s the odyssey of Oyelowo — who as King is playing one of the most recognizable and iconic Americans of all time — that feels as if it were being orchestrated from on high.

“I played a soldier confronting President Lincoln in the film Lincoln, and I say to him, in the winter of 1865, ‘When are we going to get the vote?’ and then there I am, 100 years later, depicting Dr. King, alongside the very same actor, Colman Domingo — we confronted President Lincoln together — we are now in a jail cell, asking for the vote again, in 1965,” Oyelowo said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “I’ve played a preacher in The Help, I played a fighter pilot in Red Tails, I played someone who was in a sit in, was a Freedom Rider, was a Black Panther, then goes on to be a senator in The Butler. They’re all characters that took me on this journey through what it has been to be a black person for the last 150 years.”

Oyelowo stopped, paused, and corrected himself slightly here. In nearly every role he’s taken on since he arrived in the United States, he’s portrayed the sojourn for what it’s like to be a black American for the last 150 years. It’s an important distinction that’s not taken lightly by the 38-year-old actor.

“I know more about American history than I do either Nigerian or British history at this point,” he said, before adding a quick chuckle.

Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed

In Selma, we find two of the most well-known and high-profile black Americans of all time getting the big screen treatment. Together, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott-King became the poster couple for the civil rights movement, which promoted nonviolent protests in order to get inalienable rights for all Americans. In the film version, directed by Ava DuVernay, both roles are portrayed by black British actors; Carmen Ejogo, who has portrayed Scott-King once before (in an HBO film, Boycott), also is British.

“I’m sorry — they were just really good!” DuVernay mock-wailed in defense of her casting British actors during a recent interview with BuzzFeed News. “David is just an extraordinary artist. He is unlike anything I’ve come across in terms of his depth of his preparation, the openness of his heart with this part — totally sinking in and a desire to disappear into this, to give his whole self over to it. That level of commitment is the kind of thing you hear when you read Premiere magazine articles about Daniel Day-Lewis preparing. I would see it happen. And know how important it was to him. And to be a partner with him in this performance was just an honor, and at that point, you could be any nationality.”

Still, there is something to be said for the technical training that many actors receive in England. Day-Lewis, who won an Academy Award for portraying President Abraham Lincoln in 2012’s Lincoln, also is British. And in Selma, DuVernay cast Tim Roth, another Brit, to portray former Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

Although white, Roth said it’s easy to see the struggles that black British actors have.

“They’re not getting the roles at home,” Roth said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “There’s some good stuff being made, but … there’s much more of a black component that’s happening in your cable world here.”

But it’s more than just the actors navigating across the Atlantic to find great work. They’re winning these roles because many of them are able to utilize their U.K. theater backgrounds and translate them to major Hollywood productions, something that works quite well with the deeply constructed roles many are landing.

“I think there’s something about the stage, because they have that stage preparation,” DuVernay said. “Their work is really steeped in theater. Our system of creating actors is a lot more commercial. … there’s a depth in the character building that’s really wonderful.”

There also is a cultural disconnect that allows actors like Oyelowo and Ejogo to strip down iconic figures like the Kings and play them with vulnerability and without falling into, say, the fear (and in some cases, the burden) that American actors steeped in historical traditions may have.

“They had a distance, yes,” DuVernay added. “It’s that whole idea of the reverence — if you don’t have the reverence and you’re not putting them up on a pedestal, then you’re more apt to get to the truth and the heart of it to explore. You’re not wrestling with the fact that his picture was on Grandmama’s wall. Because it wasn’t. Because you ain’t from here. You didn’t have to do “I Have a Dream” speeches in school. You don’t have all that residue to deal with.”

David Oyelowo (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) discusses a scene with Director Ava DuVernay on the set of Selma. Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures

Ejogo said that’s what helped her dissect Scott-King. Critically, she gives the first wholly human portrayal of Scott-King, which is especially important here, given that Selma touches briefly on King’s much talked about infidelity.

“I’ve been trying to convince myself that being British has had no bearing on any of this, but actually I think that’s where it served me well,” Ejogo told BuzzFeed News. “I’m not as entrenched in the history so immediately. I didn’t go to school and learn about Coretta, and I have this one idea that was put in history books as to who she is or who she wasn’t. And now I’m going to have to reel that back in, and try and find something that doesn’t sit well with me in terms of what I was raised in. I didn’t know who Coretta was until I played her the first time. And I think I have permission — that’s the definition of the artist, in my opinion — to be a little deviant. It wasn’t as daunting as it might have been for an American actress. An African-American actress … that might have been a bit more of a challenge.”

The same holds true with Oyelowo, who although he’s never portrayed King before, sat with his character for years before the first camera rolled on Selma. Already, Oyelowo has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance, and talk is strong that he’ll hear his name called for an Oscar nomination for helping to bring to life a story that depicted a dark time in American history. In some ways, it feels a lot like last year, when fellow British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (who also is of Nigerian descent) was riding the award show wave for his inspiring portrayal of Soloman Northrup in 12 Years a Slave, a real-life story about a free black American who is wrongly placed in captivity and forced to live as a slave.

Over the years, we’ve seen other black British actors head to the States — Idris Elba took on the role as the menacing Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire, where he played the No. 2 guy in a Baltimore drug cartel, largely culled from real-life stories; Thandie Newton has had roles as Sally Hemmings and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and Gugu Mbatha-Raw found critical acclaim in 2014 in Belle, portraying a fictional account of the mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral and a Caribbean slave, but she previously donned a Yankee accent in the short-lived J.J. Abrams espionage drama Undercovers in 2010.

British actor Naomie Harris (Skyfall), who starred alongside Elba in 2012’s Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has her own rationale for why so many make the journey. “I think it’s quite simple, really, and that’s work,” she said. “I think there just isn’t enough work in England to sustain a career long term, unless you want to do one of the British soaps and stay on that. We have to travel across to the States, because the States has such a much bigger market; it’s a much bigger industry over there and therefore there are a lot more roles for us. And that’s why actors like Idris … end up going to the States.”

Elba isn’t alone, of course. There are many more who have found acclaim on American TV and in film, including Marianne Jean-Baptiste, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, and Adrian Anthony Lester, just to name a few. That list continues to grow and grow.

“In Britain, they don’t know who they are. In Britain, they’re like, That’s that American actor. I’m like, No, no, no, I was in England and I couldn’t get any fucking work and I went over there and now…,” actor Thandie Newton, the lead of DirecTV’s cop drama Rogue (on which she plays, you guessed it!, an American), said. “I’m sure there are many explanations. The thing that pops into my head is that when you’re hungry for something, and you’ve got a little bit of desperation in there and it serves you well. You know? When you feel like a fish out of water you struggle a bit. That struggle’s healthy; it’s good for you. And let’s face it, America’s made up of people from all over the world, as every city is. It’s almost like we’ve just sort of come via England to America. I hope it’s seeming that way, anyway. Otherwise we’re like a swarm that comes in and infests Hollywood and takes over.”

Together, this group makes up a rather small and exclusive fraternity of actors, united in their collective desire for better opportunities, all eyeballing bigger careers and understanding that America was the promise land. And that particular American dream began on those London stages, where many of those actors were educated together and worked together, Oyelowo said.

“Ten years ago, every one of those actors you were talking about, we were either at drama school, or we were treading the boards in theaters in London, getting paid very little money. Every single one of those people you just mentioned,” Oyelowo said. “I know them all, I would watch them in plays, in small theaters — Chiwetel and I were at drama school together. We went to conservatoires to train for three years: We did classical theater; we did modern theater. I think that the reason why we’re having this moment we’re in right now, is because all of that hard work is now butting up against the time whereby a very big discernible appetite. And to be perfectly honest, we’ve had enough of having our stories be told from a white perspective, being peripheral characters in our own stories.”

And again, the training and educational background is essential, according to Harris.

“I think people recognize with British actors that they do a lot of training, and I think people really respect that a lot of them have gone to places like Rose Bruford [College],” said Harris. “I went to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and trained for two years. They respect that we generally start off in theater and have a theater background. Film producers really like that.”

Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed

Right now, many are marveling when they see Oyelowo give television interviews in support of Selma; the realization that he’s not American is a top interview topic, given the slow, Southern drawl inflected with little bits of a Bostonian accent that he uses in his performance as King.

Oyelowo doesn’t hesitate when it comes to talking about racial disparities experienced in the U.S. Though he didn’t grow up with the same history as black Americans, he’s able to understand and speak to racial irregularity with the fluency of someone born here — and in some cases with a perspective that perhaps serves the roles he takes on better than most.

“I have a very unique bird’s-eye view on what it is to be black in the world today, in the sense that I was born in the U.K., and I spent most of my life in Europe — my parents are from Nigeria, and I actually lived there for seven years, from the age of 6 to 13,” he said. “And now I’ve lived in America for nearly eight years now. I’ve lived on two continents where I’ve been a minority, and I’ve lived on one continent where I was a majority, where I was a person who had no discernible barriers to me, because everyone looked like me. I didn’t experience inequality or injustice because of the color of my skin.

“And so, when I was dumped back into society where I did feel like there was a different view of me as a human being on the basis of my race, it’s a very stark feeling, it’s a very discernible jab in the ribs. Even though I’m not an American, I know what inequality feels like, partly because I felt what being equal also feels like.”

One of the many virtues of Oyelowo’s stirring performance as King is that he brings to life small human nuances about a man who has been canonized for the last five decades. He reached out to Andrew Young, a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference who was also part of King’s inner circle, for insight.

“I spent a lot of time with Andrew Young who talked to me about his friend, Dr. King, who gave me unseen footage of him at home with his family, eating fried chicken, belching, on planes, traveling around,” Oyelowo said. “The Dr. King that we haven’t necessarily seen. I steeped myself in this man and this movement, and these people, I met Dr. King’s children, and I spoke to them about him. I tried to soak myself in it as much to compensate for anything I didn’t know.”

The complexity of King’s character as it plays out in Selma is in keeping with the type of work Oweloyo was envisioning when landing Stateside less than a decade ago. And that he’s portrayed significant turns in history for black Americans may not be so coincidental.

“I gravitate towards films, stories, characters, filmmakers who are interested in those things that are meaningful, those things that actually have something to say,” he said. “I am not one of those filmmakers who thinks that we don’t have to take responsibility for what we put out into the world. I think that’s a lie, I think it’s irresponsible, and I think it’s downright untrue. I think film is culturally intensely potent and it does — for better or for worse — shape what people think about the world they live in. I try to be part of projects, try to play roles that inform the human experience, in as edifying a way as possible.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/the-rise-of-the-black-british-actor-in-america

A Type Of Wrestling You've Probably Been Picturing All Wrong

Go ahead and picture a sumo wrestler. Yeah, you know, the kind you’ve seen in movies or in history books or even in a Google image search. Now delete it from your brain, or at least make some room in there for a different look. You’re gonna need it.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-type-of-wrestling-youve-probably-been-picturing-all-wrong

Does THIS absurd tweet about Holder prove Schumer is ‘delusional’? (Yes)

http://twitter.com/#!/PoliticalScott/status/515220201374498816

Why the hysterical laughter? First a little background comparison. Here is Sen. Cruz’s statement about Eric Holder’s resignation:

Sen Cruz on Holder: "Sadly, he has proven to be the most partisan (AG) in our history, repeatedly defying and refusing to enforce the law"

— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) September 25, 2014

Ding, ding, ding! Don’t tell “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, though (don’t miss his idiotic lie about Holder).

OK, now here comes Sen. Schumer:

AG Holder was like ‘Horatius at the Bridge’ preventing or slowing down the regressive march to take away people’s hard-earned rights.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 25, 2014

Stop it!

@SenSchumer that's not true at all

— hank bukowski (@ChaimShekelberg) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer what a bunch of fucking horseshit. Please feel free to join Holder in resigning.

— Jeffrey Button (@bootaun) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer you never were going to get my vote, but now I think you should be removed from office due to you being completely delusional

— Steve (@steveo_moose) September 25, 2014

Amen.

Related:

‘Good Lord!’ This claim about Eric Holder is Chuck Todd’s most idiotic lie yet (No, for serious)

Holder resignation ‘just a coincidence?’ Pro wrestling’s Eric Bischoff doesn’t seem to think so

Whoa: ‘Department of Scandal’ getting a vacancy? Eric Holder reportedly resigning

So, why’s Eric Holder resigning now? Here’s one promising theory

GROAN! Sally Kohn’s reason Eric Holder won’t be moving to Salem, Mass. is hack-tastic

Better call Saul! You should consider these #HolderReplacementNominees [photos]

Twitchy coverage of Sen. Chuck Schumer

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/25/does-this-absurd-tweet-about-eric-holder-prove-sen-schumer-is-delusional-spoiler-omg-yes/

Tony Stewart plans to race today because it’s ‘business as usual.’ Updated.

http://twitter.com/#!/BenBradleyABC7/status/498442030901911552

Many Twitter users, including  numerous sports journalists, are arguing that Tony Stewart should not race today. Some say that NASCAR should intervene.

http://twitter.com/#!/Ian_OConnor/status/498437923260596224
http://twitter.com/#!/mikefreemanNFL/status/498439899398553600
http://twitter.com/#!/jaybusbee/status/498436679683035136
http://twitter.com/#!/HolderStephen/status/498441148105777153
http://twitter.com/#!/bomani_jones/status/498441133295697920

Stewart crashed into and killed another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., last night at a race in upstate New York.

Update: He won’t race today, after all:

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC7Chicago/status/498475874434686976

https://twitter.com/Jecon/status/498476340870664193

Related:

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits, kills driver Kevin Ward in sprint car race

TNA wrestling exec Bob Ryder: ‘Tony Stewart should be in jail tomorrow, not racing’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/tony-stewart-plans-to-race-today-because-its-business-as-usual/

Wrestlers, fans note Ultimate Warrior’s ‘eerie’ final WWE speech [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/SunDoucette/status/453779518398820352

The Ultimate Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig, reportedly collapsed in Arizona on Tuesday and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The news about the 54-year-old wrestling icon comes just days after he appeared at Wrestlemania 30 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Ultimate Warrior addressed fans on “Monday Night Raw” this week, his first time on the program since 1996.

http://twitter.com/#!/WWE/status/453889964988973056

An excerpt of his address via Deadspin:

No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend-makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back, I see many potential legends. Some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. Ultimate. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever!

As heartbroken fans, fellow wrestlers and reporters learned of his death, they described the Ultimate Warrior’s final appearance as “eerie,” “haunting,” and “chilling.”

http://twitter.com/#!/MATTHARDYBRAND/status/453757217301204992
http://twitter.com/#!/ShaneHelmsCom/status/453754074295717888
http://twitter.com/#!/djstephfloss/status/453884538385477632
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http://twitter.com/#!/TheHeymanLegacy/status/453862738914476032
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http://twitter.com/#!/Capt_Fishpaste/status/453760676868423680
http://twitter.com/#!/IanKJR/status/453756091457753088

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/09/you-feel-like-he-knew-wrestlers-fans-note-ultimate-warriors-eerie-final-wwe-appearance-video/

WWE fans fear Linda McMahon’s primary win means less sex and violence

http://twitter.com/#!/HustleLOP/status/235545906852810752

Former WWE executive Linda McMahon trounced former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays in Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary in Connecticut. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee lashed out immediately:

Linda McMahon is a greedy CEO who made millions marketing sex and violence to little kids, all at the expense of the health and safety of her own employees.

Wrestling fans, however, are clamoring for more sex and violence.

Starting in late 2008, the WWE began to tone down programming from TV-14 to PG levels to attract a younger audience. But in some corners of wrestling fandom, the theory is that McMahon neutered WWE programming to benefit her eeeevil Republican political career.

Now that McMahon has won her primary bid, some viewers fear the PG rating could be — gasp! — permanent!

Linda McMahon may have won her primary but she better not fucking win the gen. election!!! Or else we suffer under PG era for years to come!

— Bernie (@BigBernieCool) August 15, 2012

Linda McMahon won the senate primary, smh now WWE will continue with their pg programming

— Ryan (@Solidice94) August 15, 2012

https://twitter.com/CharDbell2012/status/235546024117161984

Linda McMahon will continue to have WWE be PG. I know what the problem is. Old people and kids are alike. They like nice. PG is nice. #FuckU

— Liam (@Scuff_n_Roll) August 15, 2012

So Linda McMahon has won her senate campaign, WWE is screwed especially with all the PG crap cause of this senate run SC

— Notadivingcunt (@TigerBloodWin97) August 15, 2012

Other fans suspect McMahon’s primary win will make the programming even tamer.

Linda McMahon wins Republican Senate primary in Connecticut. Does this mean the WWE will go from PG to G?

— Ernest III (@ErnmanSellsOut) August 15, 2012

Linda McMahon won the Primary? Well, this means we're about to go from PG to G.

— Riv (@realjasonrivera) August 15, 2012

At least one WWE superstar doesn’t seem too concerned about McMahon damaging the company:

Supporter in LA RT @Linda_McMahon: Thank you to everyone for your support! Can't wait to speak to my supporters here in Stamford soon #ctsen

— The Miz (@mikethemiz) August 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/15/wwe-fans-fear-linda-mcmahons-primary-win-means-less-sex-and-violence/

Trump announcement set for high noon; Updated: Dud! But the mockery isn’t

http://twitter.com/#!/realDonaldTrump/status/261094409330905088

Sigh. Donald Trump’s big announcement, which he’s been hawking for days, is set to be revealed at high noon!

All predictions re: my 12 o’clock release are totally incorrect.Stay tuned!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2012

Some have predicted that the “bombshell” is twenty year old divorce papers between Michelle and Barack Obama.

Donald Trump to reveal ‘divorce papers of Michelle and Barack Obama’, claims respected… dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2… memeorandum.com/121023/p100#a1…

— memeorandum (@memeorandum) October 23, 2012

Twitter users are not anxiously awaiting the news.

BREAKING: I have obtained secret divorce papers between Donald Trump and reality.

— Danielle Blake (@DCPlod) October 23, 2012

I don’t want to be too judgmental, but Donald Trump couldn’t be dumber if you cut his head off.

— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) October 23, 2012

.@realdonaldtrump Please consider that the momentum is on Romney’s side and one sympathy-generating hit on Obama could change that

— SquatchPride69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 23, 2012

.@realdonaldtrumpnukes should be held for deterrent purposes.

— SquatchPride69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 23, 2012

Allred and Trump are slime wrestling today? Just as most of us have reached campaign fatigue? Good timing, bottom dwellers.

— Cathy McCaughan (@cathymccaughan) October 24, 2012

If Trump is like my dad, he’s probably going to announce that he successfully burned a cd from an iTunes playlist.

— Laytes (@LaytesAgain) October 24, 2012

Idea: let’s put Gloria Allred and Donald Trump in a steel cage death match with tire irons, and ignore whoever survives.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 24, 2012

<—- will be talking about Obama’s atrocious domestic & foreign policy today. Not distractions a la Trump/Allred/fake abortion controversy.

— Little Miss Rightie (@LilMissRightie) October 24, 2012

Best case Trump announcement scenario: Trump comes out and says “I’ll never talk politics again!”

— Brandon Morse (@CnservativePunk) October 24, 2012

Trump’s not really going to drag out the Obamas’ marital issues, is he? Does he want Obama to win?

— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) October 24, 2012

But, the media, of course, are shouting Squirrel!

Shorter media: We would cover the revelation that the president lied about the murder of US citizens, but…Donald Trump. You know.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) October 24, 2012

The media will take Trump seriously if they think they can damage R-Money with it. @wareaglemba

— el SOOPer (@SooperMexican) October 24, 2012

Bingo!

Twitchy will, of course, monitor this story. The things we do, so you don’t have to! We’ll update with the “bombshell.” At high noon.

Sigh.

Update. You can watch the “announcement” live. If, you know, you want to.

You have all been waiting– the response has been amazing! Watch my announcement now, press release to follow at 12:15. bitly.com/SivjCv

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2012

Press release to follow.

Double sigh.

#ShockedFace RT @danandros: Gee, real shocker, Trump wasted everyone’s time and self promoted. #waste

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 24, 2012

#trump Please proceed Mr Trump… To the nearest asylum

— teri lee kline (@terikline) October 24, 2012

The announcement? That Donald Trump is once again desperately craving attention. He and President Obama sure do have narcissism in common!

From the Desk of Donald Trump: youtube.com/watch?v=MgOq9p… What a bunch of coconutz @realdonaldtrump

— Samantha(@justpipertoo) October 24, 2012

Did Trump just bribe the POTUS for the whole world to see???#moneywillneverbuyclass

— Cynthia(@cynthia1016) October 24, 2012

So if O releases his college and passport records Trump will cut him a $ 5 million dollar check for charity. $10 bucks O won’t budge. #tcot

— Justin Tucker (@TuckDaddy48) October 24, 2012

No, really. That was the bombshell. Trump will cough over cash money for transcripts. Or something.

What actually is priceless? Twitter mockery.

Novel Idea. RT @lisadep: Hey MSM, you could really scoop Trump by digging up the records yourself.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) October 24, 2012

Please keep Trump mentions off my Twitter list

— Seth (@dcseth) October 24, 2012

Obama responds to Trump offer: “Charity? What’s that?”

— Sunny (@sunnyright) October 24, 2012

Probably same reason Biden donated only $5k. RT @samsteinhp why won’t trump just give $5m to charity out of the generosity of his heart?

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 24, 2012

I’m still hoping for #SMOD2012.RT @gaypatriot: Trump. Yawn.Now I have to wait 57 more days for the #Mayans

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) October 24, 2012

You can’t spell “Dud” without Donald Trump.

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 24, 2012

Turns out Donald Trump and Gloria Allred are attention whores. Who knew.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) October 24, 2012

I’m laughing like hell over this Trump thing. Dear lord, my sides ache.

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) October 24, 2012

BTW, Republicans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief that Trump’s “bombshell” was entirely disarmed. No sympathy points for Obama.

— Noah Rothman (@noah_c_rothman) October 24, 2012

Yes, there is that.

Oh, no. Just stop, Donald.

As stated, here is the press release. fb.me/1Z1e9Ku1A

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2012

 

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