Monthly Archives: February 2016

You’re Gonna Have To Look Twice At These 25 Photos. They Are NOT What You Think. At All.

It doesn’t take much to impress people on the Internet… but with that being said, these are some of the most impressive photos I have ever seen. It’s not because they are professional photographs taken with high quality gear. It’s because they are going to fool your eyes, no matter how many times you look at them. Seriously. Just take a look at these photos. They were so perfectly timed, they’ll trick you again and again. It’s like your own personal magic show that you don’t have to pay for! (You’re welcome.)

1.) Ah yes, the fishing retriever.

2.) Cutest. Human. Ever.

3.) This dog has been watching too much Game of Thrones.

4.) I wish this was real. It’d be the world’s most creative mullet.

5.) Oh you know, just commuting home. No big deal.

6.) Invisible players? Now THAT’S cheating.

7.) That’s when the game of fetch got really weird.

8.) Have you seen the movie Alien? It should have been called Horse.

9.) WOAH LADY, I JUST MET YOU… oh. Wait.

10.) Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na FISHMAN!

11.) Huffing hair: it’s always creepy.

12.) Fly dogasus… FLY!

13.) I have a hunch this photo isn’t as awkward as it seems.

14.) Good thing this kid grabbed his light saber before riding into battle.

15.) I have a feeling this kid is really into arm wrestling.

16.) Liev Schreiber has some purty legs.

17.) Most people think wizard refs should be banned, but I like their flair.

18.) At first, I was definitely grossed out.

19.) Is this couple THAT open minded?

20.) Just keep looking. You’ll see what’s going on here.

21.) Don’t worry. This isn’t X-rated. I swear.

22.) Hey pretty lady!

23.) Speeches really are more impressive when given from the back of a magic carpet.

24.) Sadly, this ship isn’t being transported by a giant semi.

25.) You want to get to know your dog, I get it.

(H/T Reddit) They were pulled from the Perfectly Timed sub-Reddit, a place full of more of these magical photos. Check it out…. or share this awesome collection with others. You’ll hurt their brain (in the most pleasant way possible).

Read more: http://viralnova.com/absolutely-perfect-timing-pics/

23 photos from the ’30s and ’40s that prove your grandparents were so much more badass than you.

Your grandparents went hard.

.

And now, there’s photographic evidence to prove it.

Yale University
recently released 170,000 photos from the Great Depression and World War II-era America: some classic, some obscure, many taken by New Deal government photographers, and all of them proving what bad MF’ers your grandparents were.

From California, to the Bronx, to Alabama, the parents of your parents did nothing but demonstrate their strength, hard work, and good ol’ fashioned American can-do know-how just-try-coming-at-me-and-you’ll-see-what-happens, time and time again.

Here are 23 of those times.

1. Your grandma, doing her laundry by hand in a metal bucket on top of a rickety wooden barrel

Imperial Valley, CA, 1937. Photo by
Dorothea Lange/Farm Security Administration.

Oh, it’s so hard to schlep your clothes
all the way down to the basement? Well, here’s your grandma in Dust Bowl-era California washing your dirty socks by hand in the middle of the street.

So, you know. Keep complaining.

Most likely, your grandma stuck it out in the cabbage fields until the beginning of World War II, when she and your grandpa found better paying industrial work that allowed them to move to the big city. Though if she was one of the thousands of the mostly Latino and Asian migrant workers who stuck around, there’s a good chance she was part of one of the biggest workers’ rights victories of all time two decades later, when many of California’s agriculture laborers successfully agitated for their rights to unionize behind Cesar Chavez and United Farm Workers.

Either way, total badass.

2. Your grandparents, dominating the dance floor so hard that everyone else just flat-out left

Birney, Montana, 1939. Photo by
Arthur Rothstein/Farm Security Administration.

Little known fact: “The Club” was invented in Birney, Montana, in 1939, by your grandparents. There they are. Look at them go.

3. Your grandma, obviously knowing what’s up

Imperial Valley, California, 1937. Photo by
Dorothea Lange/Farm Security Administration.

That’s her in the middle. Her parents left their home, most likely in Oklahoma or Texas, or Arkansas, or Missouri and dragged her halfway across the country so they could find work picking vegetables.

Her friend on the left is jazzed, but your grandma knows the deal. She knows this is going to be some John Steinbeck ish. She’s not here for any B.S.

4. Your grandpa, cutting these logs in half all by himself with nothing but an old rusty handsaw

Bradford, Vermont, 1939. Photo by
Russell Lee/Farm Security Administration.

How do you heat your home in winter when you live in rural Vermont and you’ve been waiting decades for the gas company to give you an activation date?

You burn wood. Lots of it.

Who volunteered to cut it? Your grandpa, that’s who.

5. Your grandparents, working together to make humongous guns

Erie, Pennsylvania, 1941. Photo by
Unknown/Office for Emergency Management.

Even though the United States didn’t officially enter World War II until 1941, mobilization efforts began significantly
ramping up the previous year.

The period between 1940 and 1945 saw a
larger percentage increase of women in the labor force than at any other time in the 20th century, and right in the thick of it was your grandma, seen here in the top middle, making sure these giant guns were good ‘n’ killy.

6. Your grandpa, chilling on a stump

Iron, Michigan, 1937. Photo by
Russell Lee/Farm Security Administration.

That beard. That is all.

7. Your grandma, straight-up carrying a chicken on her shoulder

Manning, South Carolina, 1939. Photo by
Marion Post Wolcott/Farm Security Administration.

That’s your grandma, one of a small number of black farmers who received a loan from the Farm Security Administration. Like many New Deal programs, white farmers fared far better under the FSA, which provided much-needed financial assistance to struggling farmers. Not coincidentally, the resulting poverty, along with the persistence of socially sanctioned terrorism, prompted many black families from places like Manning, South Carolina, to join the Great Migration to northern cities that began several decades earlier, and would last until around 1970.

In the meantime, your grandma is happy just casually hanging onto this chicken that could peck her eyes out at literally any moment.

8. Your grandpa, manually cranking up his jamz on a radio rigged to the top of his tractor

Jasper, Iowa, 1939. Photo by
Arthur Rothstein/Farm Security Administration.

This is how your grandpa did work driving that farm machine real slow, bumping “Nice Work if You Can Get It” all around that Iowa cornfield.

9. Your 6-year-old grandma, babysitting your baby great-uncle by herself

Hudson, Colorado, 1938. Photo by
Jack Allison/Farm Security Administration.

Here’s your grandma as a 6-year-old making sure her baby brother stays out of trouble. Her parents are hard at work at a nearby beet sugar farm in Hudson, Colorado, and she’s on child care duty, despite being … 6. Already more mature and responsible than you’ll ever be.

10. Your grandma with the giant tree she just cut down while building a farm from scratch with her bare hands

Thurston, Washington, 1939. Photo by
Dorothea Lange/Farm Security Administration.

There she is, clearing her own land in Thurston, Washington, leaning against the stump of a giant pine tree she probably just owned, looking suitably pleased with herself.

11. Your grandpa, rolling 200-pound barrels full of potatoes down the street

Presque Isle, Maine, 1940. Photo by
Jack Delano/Farm Security Administration.

Or, as your grandpa called it, “the gym.”

12. Your grandma, carrying heavy buckets full of water to thirsty farm workers

Belle Glade, Florida, 1937. Photo by
Arthur Rothstein/Farm Security Administration.

Migrant worker camps sprouted up all over agricultural areas during the Great Depression not just out west. Here’s one in Belle Glade, Florida, and there’s your grandma, being a goddamn hero, and getting swole in the process.

13. Your grandpa, single-handedly dragging a car across the river on some old wooden planks

Gees Bend, Alabama, 1939. Photo by
Marion Post Wolcott/Farm Security Administration.

One morning in 1939, your grandpa was just hanging out, looking amazing in his hat somewhere in Gees Bend, Alabama, when a government agent and photographer rolled up and said, “Howdy, sir! You wouldn’t mind taking our heavy-ass car across the river on your tiny ferry, would you?” And your grandpa was like, “Oh great. Sure. Yes. Love to. Totally…” while giving them the world’s hardest side-eye.

But he did it. He freaking did it. All by himself.

14. Your grandma, churning butter with one hand basically tied behind her back like it’s NBD

Gees Bend, Alabama, 1939. Photo by
Marion Post Wolcott/Farm Security Administration.

The most ridiculous part? Your grandma was a lefty.

15. Your grandpa, having the time of his life literally playing in the gutter.

Bronx, 1936. Photo by
Russell Lee/Farm Security Administration.

Every time you feel a secret twinge of shame scrolling through Twitter in front of your grandpa, this is why.

16. Your grandpa, looking stone-cold in the world’s dopest shades

Ansonia, Connecticut, 1940. Photo by
Jack Delano/Farm Security Administration.

As you sit at your desk, worried to the point of actual emotional distress that you might have to settle for the “bad” sandwich place for lunch today, here’s a reminder that your grandpa worked in a factory in Ansonia, Connecticut, making metalworking equipment in 7-bazillion-degree heat, looking like the villain from a sci-fi horror film.

There he is holding onto some kind of rod, thinking a thought that will alter the universe as we know it.

17. Your grandpa … actually, not sure about this one

Shelbyville, Kentucky, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott/Farm Security Administration.

Polishing the wheels of a go-kart? Checking the axles of a wheeled dogsled? I don’t know. No idea what your grandpa is doing here. But whatever it is, it’s obviously serious as all hell.

18. Your grandpa wrestling a cow, delighting the neighborhood children

Marshalltown, Iowa, 1939. Photo by
Arthur Rothstein/Farm Security Administration.

These days, we try to amuse our kids by giving them free run of the iPad or plopping them in front of “Dolphin Tale 2” yet somehow, they never seem satisfied. Your grandpa, on the other hand, understood that nothing entertains children more than watching man and beast locked in a physical struggle for supremacy.

The site of these events is now probably a Panera.

19. Your grandpa, watching the trains go by from on the actual train tracks

Minneapolis, 1939. Photo by
John Vachon/Farm Security Administration.

Your grandpa laughs in the face of danger.

20. Your grandpa, taking a nap on top of some dead fish

Baltimore, 1938. Photo by
Sheldon Dick/Farm Security Administration.

Oh, you stayed at the office ’til 9 p.m. last night putting together the pitch deck for the new clients?

Here’s your grandpa sleeping on some fish barrels in Baltimore. By all means, feel sorry for yourself.

21. Your grandma, rocking out on a giant guitar

San Francisco, 1939. Photo by
Dorothea Lange/Farm Security Administration.

Here she is in her Salvation Army bonnet, bringing much-needed relief to the poor and needy in San Francisco. Though the Salvation Army hasn’t looked quite so good recently, leading up to and during the Depression, the organization was omnipresent, feeding and housing what is technically referred to on the American West Coast as “hella” people. The Salvation Army also tried extra hard to make them Methodist, which, depending on your perspective, was likely either miracle balm for their eternal souls or annoying as hell.

These boys are all like, “Yo! Play that Woody Guthrie, Miss!” But your grandma just frowns and keeps rolling with the church music. Eventually, they like it. They always do.

22. Your grandpa, tolerating a ridiculous amount of racism just to get a drink of water


This is some B.S. your grandpa had to put up with on a daily basis.

Your daily reminder that racism ruins everything.

23. Your grandma, posing for the world’s first viral interspecies friendship photo

Weslaco, Texas, 1939. Photo by
Russell Lee/Farm Security Administration.

If this photo were taken today, it would launch a thousand Internet posts with titles like “This little girl and this calf are the best of friends and my heart just exploded.” Some intrepid web reporters would somehow dig up a half-dozen more shots, and before too long, they’d have a book deal. As it is, we only have the one.

Let’s just be glad we do.

Whether they’re still alive or long passed on, your grandparents deserve our thanks, on behalf of America, for being the slam.

For more photos of your grandparents, check out the full archive here. You’ll be glad you did.

And your grandparents will be like, “Told you so.”

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/23-photos-from-the-30s-and-40s-that-prove-your-grandparents-were-so-much-more-badass-than-you?c=tpstream

Wrestlers mourn the passing of legendary Mae Young, incorrectly reported dead

http://twitter.com/#!/JRsBBQ/status/421328447315529729

Earlier today, The Post and Courier reported that women’s wrestling legend Mae Young had passed away at 90 years old. Members of the wrestling community lined up to pay their respects:

http://twitter.com/#!/IAmJericho/status/421380453661421568
http://twitter.com/#!/MATTHARDYBRAND/status/421305340743798784
http://twitter.com/#!/TestifyDevon/status/421305341109075968
http://twitter.com/#!/ZackRyder/status/421301217386852352
http://twitter.com/#!/TNADixie/status/421295456573214720
http://twitter.com/#!/MRayneTNA/status/421289136322928640
http://twitter.com/#!/brydertna/status/421295283251593216
http://twitter.com/#!/TNA_GUNNER/status/421291828525408256
http://twitter.com/#!/Lagana/status/421284404569575424
http://twitter.com/#!/RealPaigeWWE/status/421314986552852480
http://twitter.com/#!/JayBradleyPW/status/421319642468999170
http://twitter.com/#!/SamoaJoe/status/421283624932347904
http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/421320262089318400

The Post and Courier has since issued a correction:

http://twitter.com/#!/ByMikeMooneyham/status/421311183115669505

We wish her the best.

http://twitter.com/#!/facdaniels/status/421393240663674880

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/09/wrestlers-mourn-the-passing-of-legendary-mae-young-incorrectly-reported-dead/

‘Your d*ck smaller than rice crispy’: Iron Sheik takes Current TV host to the mat

http://twitter.com/#!/yesnicksearcy/status/363367442686296064

Heh.

Current TV host John Fugelsang is accustomed to being able to say pretty much whatever he wants on his show, which isn’t hard when your audience consists of lefty drones. When John chooses to spout off on Twitter, however, he becomes accountable for what he says. This afternoon, he decided to knock professional wrestling:

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnFugelsang/status/363360727085498368

And walked straight into a camel clutch:

http://twitter.com/#!/Tark31/status/363364509899325440

Big mistake, pal:

http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/363364080813211648
http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/363364298539548674

Ouch. Fugelsang foolishly climbed back into the ring for another swing:

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnFugelsang/status/363366352519979008

But he was just cruisin’ for a bruisin’:

http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/363367526556004352
http://twitter.com/#!/the_ironsheik/status/363370743448338434

Yikes.

***

Related:

Twitchy’s coverage of the Iron Sheik

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/02/your-dck-smaller-than-rice-crispy-iron-sheik-takes-current-tv-host-to-the-mat/

Holder contempt hearing proceeds despite executive privilege claim

http://twitter.com/#!/danielwein/status/215450039676436480

As Twitchy reported this morning, the most transparent administration ever has asserted executive privilege regarding Operation Fast and Furious documents prior to the contempt hearing scheduled for 10 a.m.

The hearing will proceed as scheduled.

RT @DrewMTips: Shorter Issa: Yeah, screw this Exec Privilege nonsense, we're moving forward.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

Holder is trying to bravely run away.

@michellemalkin more than that. Holder also said he would not cooperate further if they held him in contempt – http://t.co/oD1aRYCc

— Right Scoop (@trscoop) June 20, 2012

Holder: "America is a nation of cowards." *hides under Obama's skirt*

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) June 20, 2012

Twitchy will continuously monitor the hearing and update live. In the meantime, here is the resolution being considered.

https://twitter.com/llondo/status/215455490690383873

Update:

Rep. Cummings continues his water-carrying tool status.

Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings: "Attorney General came to us last night in good faith." Tool. The tool-age. It burns. #fastandfurious

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

Earlier this morning, he whined to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. CNN framed it as the congressman “opening up” about mean old Republicans. Hello, lapdog media!

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) opens up to CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien about Attorney General Eric Holder and the Fast & Furious program on Starting Point.

When O’Brien asks how likely a contempt hearing will be if Holder does not present requested documents by 10am ET, Rep. Cummings says, “That’s quite likely, and I expect that it will come to a vote. I expect that it will be a vote on party lines…. And I still believe that this is an effort to try to embarrass the President.”

No, Mr. Cummings. It is an effort at finding the truth. And justice for those killed.

The WH claim of executive privilege on Fast and Furious covers communications that Holder and the WH had denied even exist. Someone lied.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) June 20, 2012

Good point by @baseballcrank. If Holder is truthful that F&F was a low level operation, why the need for executive privilege?

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 20, 2012

Pretty amazing how Obama will go nuclear with executive privilege to protect what Holder claims to be just low-level staffers. #Fishy

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 20, 2012

@BretBaier of @FoxNews asks "How can Eric Holder claim 'Executive Privilege' over documents the President has never seen?" #fastandfurious

— mark wonderful (@markwonderful) June 20, 2012

Huh. Curious that!

.@CongressmanMica now describing why Holder must be held in contempt. Notes all the time Holder has had to comply. #Sayfie #FastandFurious

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) June 20, 2012

Dems at #fastandfurious hearing "Just give Holder more time!!"

— Missy Ham (@Anthillgoddess) June 20, 2012

@kirstenpowers10 Eric Holder had 8 months to supply the documents. This is a massive cover up bigger than Watergate now.

— Micky Baker (@MickyBaker1) June 20, 2012

Stompy foot tantrum.

McCarthy adds that she's "offended" that Issa would call Holder a liar, says panel has "degenerated" to personal attacks. #fastandfurious

— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) June 20, 2012

Democrats are missing a moral compass, yet again.

RT @JoeKenHa: The Democrats on this committee are soulless. They don't care about the hundreds of families & lives destroyed by Eric Holder.

— robert (@ProgressiveAle) June 20, 2012

If I hear one more Democrat say they are "offended" "disturbed" or "concerned" regarding contempt for Holder I will scream #fastandfurious

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Disgusting House dems would rather protect Holder (& Obama) than solve a murder of a US agent. Forget the facts. #fastandfurious

— John Richards (@John__Richards) June 20, 2012

Republicans, like Rep. Jason Chaffetz, are rightfully hammering Holder.

"If @TheJusticeDept wanted to move on, they'd turn over the documents" – @RepConnieMack at http://t.co/X1snfrGH #FastAndFurious

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

Great job @GOPoversight holding #EricHolder accountable #truth #tcot

— Vadim Y. Bichutskiy (@vybstat) June 20, 2012

"I hope we have the guts to get to the bottom of this…so we can FIX THIS." – @JasonInTheHouse at http://t.co/qtjUlctF

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

GOP up-and-comer = @jasoninthehouse "Show the guts needed to actually pass this and move it to the floor for further debate" #FastandFurious

— Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM) June 20, 2012

More Chaffetz, please.

Speaker Boehner’s office weighs in.

RT @ZekeJMiller: Boehner spox re WH involvement in F&F: "Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?”

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 20, 2012

Good question for Holder cheerleader Rep. Mahoney.

@RepMaloney ExecutivePrivilege applies ONLY if Obama was involved, which Holder denies. Was Holder lying THEN or is he lying NOW?

— Isabelle H-Gustafson (@izzysroses) June 20, 2012

Boom from Connie Mack.

"If @TheJusticeDept wanted to move on, they'd turn over the documents" – @RepConnieMack at http://t.co/X1snfrGH #FastAndFurious

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

Border patrol agents are also calling for Holder to resign.

As they should, Border Patrol group calls for Holder’s resignation http://t.co/ahYdzfCR

— Carie' Cato (@Tigersfan24) June 20, 2012

Democrat Rep. Ed Towns also snuggling up to Holder at the expense of truth and justice.

Does Rep @EdTowns have #latinos in his district? Maybe they should know he thinks respecting Holder is more important than dead #hispanics

— Melvin Udall (@Melvin_Udall_) June 20, 2012

Citizens are already holding Holder in contempt.

I don't need a hearing to hold Holder in Contempt. #RememberBrianTerry

— JR Holden (@jrholdenOK) June 20, 2012

This. RT @tnacgal: Dear Liberal Congress: support Holder at your own peril! (see 2010 & Obamacare for clarity)

— BriGuy's Gal (@iteabellsingers) June 20, 2012

More Republicans are finally fighting like girls and demanding accountability and truth.

"We owe it to the people of the country to get to the bottom of this." – @RepConnieMack at http://t.co/X1snfrGH

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

Yes. And to Brian Terry and his grieving family.

.@RepWalberg on fire at http://t.co/3XfUts68

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

Indeed.

Rep Tim Walberg says he will vote "contempt" to the AJ Eric Holder in not revealing the Fast n Furious data. Wow!

— Eric Bailey (@CulturalRights) June 20, 2012

@marychastain Rep. Tim Walberg mentioning Brian Terry at Holder Contempt hearing…finally!

— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) June 20, 2012

Rep. Tim Walberg ( R-MI ) and Rep. Connie Mach ( R-FL ) make clear case for contempt charges against AG Holder.

— WhatHappenedToHope (@AllOutOfHope) June 20, 2012

We DO know #Holder should be held in contempt! ”We don’t know what we don’t know”- Rep Walberg #evolving #fastandfurious

— Right In America (@RightInAmerica1) June 20, 2012

A good question: Absolute incompetence or something worse?

https://twitter.com/MorningVent/status/215467489063206915

Perhaps there is more in the documents that they are desperately trying to hide?

Sen @ChuckGrassley: "How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement?" #FastandFurious

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) June 20, 2012

Huh. Strange, that.

Contrary to Rep. Cummings’s ludicrous assertion, this is not about politics.

@guypbenson Thank you for saying that, Guy. I have steam coming out of my ears right now over the partisan hackery.

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 20, 2012

Reminder: At LEAST 3 White House National Security Advisers were getting emails about #fastandfurious Obama's MurderGate

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Rep. Tierney (D-Mass.) continues his record of idiocy.

https://twitter.com/NancyGilly/status/215468546128486400

Rep Tierney wants to get back to what their purpose was in this hearing & give Holder more time. Holder is the reason purpose is twisted!

— Kerri Hudson Smith (@1972patriot) June 20, 2012

A grave photo.

History in the making #fastandfurious pic.twitter.com/Bq6Gbgwh

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

FLASHBACK. Obama owns this.

.@BarackObama on Oct 7, 2011: "I Have Complete Confidence in AG #Holder" VIDEO: http://t.co/74NelAQX #fastandfurious

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

Update:

Holder retracts a previous claim (lie).

RT @ByronYork: Issa: Holder now retracts claim that AG predecessor, Michael Mukasey, knew about F&F-like program.

— One of Many Patriots (@genjunky) June 20, 2012

Katie Pavlich gets to the heart of the matter, as always.

Wonder why I titled my book BARACK OBAMA's deadliest scandal? Because it IS. Executive privilege invoked. #fastandfurious #murdergate

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Rep. Buerkle is kicking arse, fighting like a girl.

Buerkle notes folks in her Syracuse-area district ask often about #fastandfurious. She's correct: I saw it myself @ 1 of her town halls.

— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) June 20, 2012

Rep Ann Marie Buerkle from NY is spot on.

— Danielle (@DmarieMcD) June 20, 2012

#fastandfurious #ExecutivePrivilege -Rep. Ann Buerkle says trying to invoke executive privilege is "sickening."

— LoneStar (@Lonestar357) June 20, 2012

Rep. Buerkle (NY) says that Holder has been callous towards the family of Brian Terry. Says he's been stonewalling. #fastandfurious

— talkradio200 (@talkradio200) June 20, 2012

BRAVO Thank you Rep Buerkle NY for once again reminding the committee abt the reason why you are there- #BrianTerry #FastandFurious

— MaryK (@Mkber5) June 20, 2012

RT @secupp Rep Buerkle: "Brian Terry has been dead for over 500 days, and still no one has been held accountable." #RememberBrianTerry

— Tina Smyth (@Baltotrav) June 20, 2012

LEADERS MUST LEAD. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE for the murder of a border control agent?—Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle #LNYHBT @JohnBoehner #FastandFurious

— Tallu (@TallulahStarr) June 20, 2012

Rep. Buerkle is a leader.

Twitter users demand more accountability than the incompetent and, frankly, corrupt Democrats who have been elected to represent the people.

And here we go, Dem now inserting assault weapons ban into discussion, #fastandfurious

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Obama's Watergate? No. Watergate didn't have a body count. #FastAndFurious

— jon gabriel (@exjon) June 20, 2012

Another picture of history in the making.

The scene in @GOPoversight PIC: http://t.co/wxmVoLhO

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

Executive privilege assertion continues to backfire.

RT @ChadPergram: Rep. Dennis #Kucinich (D-OH: The question of #executiveprivilege has taken this into a whole new realm #FastandFurious

— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) June 20, 2012

That doesn’t stop other Democrats from continuing to be shameless and shameful.

Dear Democrats, you're embarrassing yourselves right now by defending Holder and blaming Bush #rememberbrianterry

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Democrat Rep. Lynch is particularly disgusting. He is more concerned about “disgrace to Holder” than, you know, people dying.

He then tried to blame Bush. Surprise, surprise!

Rep. Stephen Lynch making remarks that are erroneous because it turns out Eric Holder was not telling the truth about ex AG Mulkasy @cspanwj

— Jim Hines® (@HinesJimmy) June 20, 2012

Dear Rep. Lynch: Did Brian Terry die under Michael Mukasey or Eric Holder?

— drew (@FigDrewton) June 20, 2012

.@KatiePavlich Dear Rep Lynch, not-to-worry, disclosing Holder's record will more than disgrace the man. Nothing else need be added.

— Bill Moody (@WRogersM) June 20, 2012

Rep Stephen Lynch D-MA says #FASTandFURIOUS is "media seeking proces," suggests #GOP is ignoring facts so they can take down #AG #Holder

— Dixie Journal (@DixieJournal) June 20, 2012

You are reprehensible, Rep. Lynch.

Rep. Jim Jordan taking names!

Rep @Jim_Jordan pointing out that either Holder told truth about not discussing #fastandfurious with Obama, or Obama is stonewalling for DOJ

— Jessica Seale (@JessaNaomi) June 20, 2012

"we just want the documents that were requested 8 months ago…and today we get executive privilege asserted by @WhiteHouse" – @Jim_Jordan

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

BOOM! There is is! MT @greybeard411 YES! REP. Jordan brings it up. How is there EP when Holder has said there was no communication with WH

— Michelle Clifton (@MichelleClifton) June 20, 2012

Rep Jordan:"How is there EP when Holder said there was no communication w/ WH Someone's Still lying" #fastandfurious #obama2012 #barackobama

— dr maxcua tpty (@MaxCUA) June 20, 2012

Republican Rep. DesJarlais also cutting right to the chase.

Kudos to Scott DesJarlais @DesJarlaisTN04 cutting to chase. What about the slain? Obama admin is running out the clock. #p2 #fastandfurious

— Melvin Udall (@Melvin_Udall_) June 20, 2012

He also slams down Rep. Lynch’s contemptible assertions.

"I don't think Agent Terry's family cares that it's an election year…" Rep. DesJarlais (R-TN) #FastAndFurious

— Peter C. (@pcarenza) June 20, 2012

Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-La.) says accusations that this is an election-year gimmick unfair to Brian Terry's family. #fastandfurious

— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) June 20, 2012

Democrat Rep. Welch tries to steal Lynch’s revolting thunder.

"I don't feel like we really need to do this today" ~ Peter Welch, Dem Rep from VT. OK, let's reward months of footdragging! #fastandfurious

— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) June 20, 2012

Oh, really? No big whoop, move along. Except, you know, the lies keep coming.

@gabrielmalor All of these retractions are occurring after he gets caught. At some point it can no longer be considered an innocent mistake.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) June 20, 2012

Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on the warpath! Hammering Holder and the administration hard. Rightfully so.

Top @TheJusticeDept officials knew about #fastandfurious long before Brian Terry was murdered – @TGowdySC at http://t.co/qtjUlctF

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

"He's either part of it or he's not." – Gowdy on Obama #fastandfurious

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 20, 2012

"if congress has time to look into major league baseball, the BCS & invite Stephen Colbert," they have time for this! ~ SC Rep Trey Gowdy

— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) June 20, 2012

Gowdy is ON FIRE. #FastandFurious

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) June 20, 2012

Oooh Rep Trey Gowdy on fire! Says Senior members of DOJ in Washington knew about gunwalking before Brian Terry was murdered. #fastandfurious

— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) June 20, 2012

Rep GOWDY delivers BOMBSHELL!!! President is either Guilty of knowledge of #FastandFurious or he must withdraw Exec Order. SOMEONE LIED!

— O's Bloody Hands (@notalemming) June 20, 2012

This is why he's called Trey "Rowdy" Gowdy #ThatMayNotBeTrue #HolderHearing

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 20, 2012

Kudos, Rep. Gowdy!

And still more questions about the invoking of executive privilege.

Fmr DOJ Counsel: SCOTUS "held that executive privilege cannot be invoked…if the purpose is to shield wrongdoing." http://t.co/9od1LN4c

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) June 20, 2012

Judge Nap: Executive Priv. only applies if Obama personally involved http://t.co/DKEvuvZq Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal #fastandfurious

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

This isn't partisan. I'm positive no one is checking voter ID cards before taking lives and committing crimes w/ #FastandFurious guns.

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) June 20, 2012

He can't have it both ways. RT @DLoesch: "He's either part of it or he's not." – Gowdy on Obama #fastandfurious

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) June 20, 2012

Rep. Jason Chaffetz not done taking names.

.@Jasoninthehouse calls out @RepSpeier: "if you're so interested in not seeing this happen again, don't you want to see the documents?"

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) says he now calls for Holder's resignation. Says the AG misled Congress.

— Jill Jackson (@jacksonjk) June 20, 2012

Mr. Farenthold, "…Culture of stonewalling has got to stop." #Holder #Obama #FastAndFurious #Truth

— LittleMargaretNan (@LitMargaretNan) June 20, 2012

Update: Voting to begin shortly.

Votes coming in 20 minutes

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

RT @BobJennings10: @RepAlanNunnelee @DarrellIssa Holder is in contempt it is our Constitutional right to know the truth.

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

UPDATE: Oversight Committee will reconvene shortly at http://t.co/X1snfrGH for #EricHolder #Contempt votes #fastandfurious

— GOP Oversight (@GOPoversight) June 20, 2012

Oh, good grief!

Rep. Welch offers an amendment to postpone contempt and investigate Bush administration #fastandfurious

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Rep. Welch amendment: Calls on committee to postpone contempt vote til probe is done into Bush admin gunwalking operation #fastandfurious

— Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM) June 20, 2012

I have been in this hearing room for FIVE HOURS, after reporting #fastandfurious for more than a year, VOTE ALREADY

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

Yes, please.

Rep. Maloney’s looking a bit worn-out as well.

Whoa! Rep. Maloney, you just wake up from a nap or something? #brush #hairspray #fastandfurious

— Ryan Parker (@drparker37) June 20, 2012

Geez, did Maloney just roll out of bed? #FastandFurious #RememberBrianTerry

— Gary Eaton (@garysteveneaton) June 20, 2012

Whoa!!!!!! Check out that hair-don't!!! #FastandFurious

— Jon McC (@fatdaddybulldog) June 20, 2012

Maloney, who was whining earlier about how this investigation is, like, so unfair to Holder, whined again:

https://twitter.com/Nate_Norris/status/215520831613304835

Well,

AG Holder wouldn't have needed to be called before congress 9 times if he provided the documents on the first or 2nd visits.

— Palmer (@Jonijam) June 20, 2012

So there’s that to keep in mind.

Patience update:

YES YES YES. RT @marychastain: Quit stalling Democrats. Let's vote. #fastandfurious

— Leah (@oooitsleah) June 20, 2012

Dem. Rep. Welch's Blame Bush amendment to postpone contempt motion goes down in flames. #fastandfurious

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

Rep. Issa just announced that there are three remaining amendments up for discussion before the contempt vote takes place.

Next up on the docket? A proposed amendment from Democratic Rep. Lynch of Massachusetts:

Oh, Lord. Dem Rep. Stephen Lynch of MA offering whiny amndt on how much spent on #fastandfurious probe. Blame the stonewallers, tool.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

Dem Rep Lynch proposes amendment that the Oversight Comm provide cost of the investigation, says impt for voters to have #fastandfurious

— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdrewalshcnn) June 20, 2012

Dem. Lynch moaning about "Olympic" investigation. That's becuz GOP wrestling w/Herculean stonewallers. #fastandfurious

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

Hey Lynch…. we'd rather spend our money on this investigation than on Obama's fancy vacations #FastAndFurious

— Color Me Red ن (@ColorMeRed) June 20, 2012

Rep. Lankford has a few words for Lynch:

Excellent Rep Lankford says u can't put a price on Brian Terry's life. Asks how much it cost to prosecute Roger Clemens. #FastandFurious

— Diane Korzeniewski (@TeDeumBlog) June 20, 2012

Bam.

"Brian Terry's family deserves every penny we have spent" investigating #FastAndFurious@DarrellIssa at http://t.co/qtjUlctF

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

Double-bam.

Lynch is shamelessly denying any wrongdoing by Holder.

It's time to hold Rep. Lynch in contempt. #FastandFurious

— Paul J Elliott (@PaulJElliott) June 20, 2012

Lynch shouting at @jasoninthehouse over wiretaps. Lynch claims he has seen ALL the #fastandfurious docs.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

"You continue to act in ignorance" Rep Chaffetz to Rep Lynch True dat! #FastAndFurious #HolderGate

— Determined 2 Be Free (@LetUsPrayAtSix) June 20, 2012

Chaffetz brings down the house again. We can't know that Holder did nothing wrong b/c he won't turn over the docs!

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 20, 2012

Rep. Cummings: Obstruction? Pffft! What obstruction?

Cummings is pontificating abt how much he cares abt Brian Terry…and how Holder has nothing to hide. DC is a magnet for sociopaths. #tcot

— Get off my lawn. (@javaguysammckee) June 20, 2012

https://twitter.com/LHayes67/status/215527299498512384

Looks like the Lynch amendment is on the back burner:

vote on @RepStephenLynch #fastandfurious amendment rolled until the end: http://t.co/CdBszf1r

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2012

How about a vote on Holder, guys?

Blahblahblah vote already. #fastandfurious

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 20, 2012

Nope.

More amendments to stall vote on #Holder being in Contempt of Congress. This one from Rep. Maloney (D) NY. #FastAndFurious

— Mike Shaw (@MikeShawTV) June 20, 2012

Rep Maloney: Sure we're upset about Brian Terry and stuff, but this whole investigation is just outrageous and Bush.

— Heather (@hmfearny) June 20, 2012

The "narrative of the contempt citation." That's what Maloney doesn't like about this case.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 20, 2012

What does anything Maloney is saying have to do with getting documents turned over? #fastandfurious

— EricD (@TheMotleyMind) June 20, 2012

Maloney: “This investigation has degenerated into a purely political exercise to tarnish the reputation of the attorney general and the president in an election year.” And then she quoted Juan Williams. No, seriously. That just happened.

Chaffetz reality-checks Maloney: "We didn't want this to be an election year deal. Should have been dispensed w/ in 2011." #fastandfurious

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 20, 2012

D.C. Delegate Norton just thinks we’re all idiots.

Rep. Norton says #fastandfurious documents are MEANINGLESS to those watching

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 20, 2012

I don't think she got the memo on the purpose of this hearing. #fastandfurious #nortonholmes

— Paul Blair (@gopaulblair) June 20, 2012

WTF? Regarding how Terry was killed: Norton "That's all the public understands". Yeah. Poor dumb us. #fastandfurious

— EricD (@TheMotleyMind) June 20, 2012

Ms Norton, Holder ain't being held in contempt for testimony in previous gunwalker program. Stay in the present honey. #fastandfurious

— Just A Grunt (@Just

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Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: The $9 Billion Dollar Witness And The Battle Over Bigfoot

This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Stelloh introduces the contentious world of Bigfoot hoaxers and Bigfoot believers. Read that and these other great features from BuzzFeed and around the web.

1. The Hunter, The Hoaxer, And The Battle Over Bigfoot — BuzzFeed News

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Jeffrey Meldrum is a respected anthropologist risking his reputation to prove Sasquatch is real; Rick Dyer is a self-described “entertainer” unapologetically capitalizing off it. Their rivalry represents two sides of the fractious but booming subculture. Read it at BuzzFeed News.

2. The OutcastNew Yorker

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Rachel Aviv brings the disturbing story of what happened to a father in a tight-knit Brooklyn Hasidic community when he attempted to go after the man who allegedly molested his son. Read it at the New Yorker.

3. The $9 Billion WitnessRolling Stone

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JPMorgan Chase paid billions in a settlement to keep one woman, Alayne Fleischmann, from testifying against them. But the former Chase employee still wants a chance to speak out. Read it at Rolling Stone.

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A new Wisconsin law was supposed to get justice for those slain by police, like Dontre Hamilton, who was shot by the Milwaukee Police Department this spring. Mike Hayes reports on what’s happened instead. Read it at BuzzFeed News.

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Brian Phillips went to Japan to tell the story of Hakuho, the country’s greatest sumo wrestler. He ended up in search an entirely different tale. Read it at Grantland.

6. Lisa Kudrow’s “Comeback” Is A Rare Second Chance — BuzzFeed Entertainment

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In 2005, Kudrow and Michael Patrick King created The Comeback for HBO, but, ahead of its time in its critique of celebrity, reality TV, and narcissism, it lasted only one season. Nine years later, ​they tell Kate Aurthur the story behind the now-beloved cult comedy’s unlikely return. Read it at BuzzFeed Entertainment.

7. Isaiah Austin Daring to Dream Again after NBA Hopes DashedSports Illustrated

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Just weeks before the NBA Draft, Isaiah Austin — a 7-footer from Baylor who was projected as a first-round NBA pick — learned that he had Marfan syndrome, and could never play again. David Gardner asks: “After your dream dies, how do you find new life?” Read it at Sports Illustrated.

8. The Man Who Got America HighNarratively

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Jeff Maysh catches up with Alfred Dellentash Jr., who once chartered private jets to the stars, smuggled drugs for Escobar, and at 66 now sells cars. “The expensive Italian shoes are the only glimpse of his past, when he infuriated the fusty airline industry by staffing his jet planes with Playboy models. According to feverish reports online, back then he was the equivalent of Richard Branson and Tony ‘Scarface’ Montana.” Read it at Narratively.

9. On KindnessMatter

Illustration by Celine Loup for Matter

A stunning essay by Cord Jefferson about his mother, who is sick, and what she’s given him. “When I think of my mother’s life up to this point, what I find most revealing is how much of the abuse hurled at her throughout the years came about solely because she showed care and love to the wrong kinds of people.” Read it at Matter.

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