Watching This Adorable Kitten Play With A Straw Will Make Your Whole Day

They say curiosity killed the cat, but in this case, it just made for a super cute video.

You probably don’t remember it, but as children, we explored everything. Things went into our mouths that definitely shouldn’t have and what are now boring items to us as full-grown adults were fascinating back then. Everything is new and exciting. What a time it was to be alive!

That’s exactly what this little three-month-old kitten is experiencing.

Of course, Mom had to come burst her little bubble.

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Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cute-kitten-straw-play/

Kevin Drum on Bergdahl concerns: GOP ‘outraged’ over ‘tiny prisoner exchange’

http://twitter.com/#!/ThePantau/status/473478868268232706

As Twitchy reported, a recent Washington Post headline suggested that concern over the legality of the exchange of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a “Republican” thing (even while acknowledging in the article that the government’s actions were illegal).

This morning, Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum took that stupidity and ran with it:

http://twitter.com/#!/kdrum/status/473477959009832961

According to him:

Republicans these days are so hellbent on finding reasons to be outraged over everything President Obama does, there’s no longer any way to tell whether their outrage over any specific incident is real or manufactured. And in this case, it’s probably not worth trying to find out.

In other words, if “Republicans” are worried about it, it’s nothing worth worrying about. Even if it was against the law.

http://twitter.com/#!/Micky_Finn/status/473482878664183811

Drum says it’s “just random partisan fulminating”:

http://twitter.com/#!/SteveKrak/status/473494315248132096

And the swap itself? Just “a tiny prisoner exchange.”

http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyAbides/status/473481770386849792

It just so happens that in that “tiny” exchange, five dangerous men were released:

http://twitter.com/#!/vamplita/status/473484885777055744

http://twitter.com/#!/drawandstrike/status/473481912074268672

http://twitter.com/#!/dthurston/status/473480922504114177

CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that soldiers in Bergdahl’s platoon claim that he was not a prisoner of war, but rather a deserter who walked off while on guard duty. At least six soldiers were killed in efforts to find him.

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/473479606440591360

Does Drum dismiss those men as petty “Republicans,” too?

http://twitter.com/#!/bfinstock/status/473482239360401408

http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/473482433934147584

http://twitter.com/#!/OrwellForks/status/473482833273839616

Many questions about Bergdahl remain, but for now, at this much is certain:

http://twitter.com/#!/physicsgeek/status/473480028635004928

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Related:

Washington Post headline: ‘Republicans say’ illegal prisoner swap was illegal

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/02/reliably-dishonest-hack-kevin-drum-on-bergdahl-concerns-republicans-outraged-over-tiny-prisoner-exchange/

Grid-irony: Mark Knoller slams Gridiron Dinner; Where is the transparency?

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CBS’ Mark Knoller took to Twitter yesterday, and he was a bit perturbed. Why? The Gridiron Dinner.

Funny that journalists complain about the transparency of the WH but are hosting a dinner tonight(Gridiron Dinner)at which they ban cameras.

— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) March 10, 2013

Journalists who won’t allow Obama’s remarks to be filmed. // D.C.’s Gridiron Club on the griddle, again @dylanbyers politico.com/blogs/media/20…

— Anne Cronin (@annecronin) March 8, 2013

Transparency? That goes by the wayside when there is a fancy pants beltway dinner to be had. Cameras were banned, and only the “print pooler” was allowed to report on the president’s remarks. Gov. Jindal may have killed it at the dinner, but Mark Knoller killed it on Twitter.

No excuse again this year for Gridiron Dinner to exclude all but one member of the WH press pool from covering Pres Obama’s remarks tonight.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

Only the “print pooler” will be allowed to hear and report on the president’s remarks, others incl TV & radio are barred.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

Again this year, even C-Span’s request to cover the Gridiron Dinner was rejected.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

Recall the outcry last month when that Florida golf club barred the WH press pool from the grounds where Pres Obama was playing.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

Yes, remember that? Journalists were in a tizzy over their lack of access to President Obama during his golf outing with Tiger Woods.

It’s far worse when a press group like the Gridiron decides to bar full coverage by the WH press pool of its annual event.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

There are journalist members of the Gridiron I know and greatly respect.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

But shame on the dinner for barring coverage of a presidential appearance by C-Span and the full WH press pool.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 9, 2013

Boom.

Reporters at USA Today and The Washington Post seems to agree with Knoller’s sentiments.

.@markknoller notes press restrictions for Gridiron dinner. Aren’t we the same guys whining about not being able to see Tiger-Obama golf?

— jim welch (@JimmerWelch) March 9, 2013

I am a member of #Gridiron, and I agree we are long overdue to open the politicians’ speeches there to cameras. @cspan

— Karen Tumulty(@ktumulty) March 10, 2013

Twitter users also agree, and thank Mr. Knoller for speaking out.

@markknoller Geez Mark, Obama was supposed to be the most transparent Pres ever? Maybe you have time to investigate #Benghazi now?

— JLH (@redwings924) March 9, 2013

@markknoller Unlike the rest of the year, the Gridiron group is up front about being in the tank. Thank you for shining a light on truth.

— DC Dude (D) (@DCDude1776) March 10, 2013

@markknoller #POTUS = Anakin Skywalker; WH press pool = Trade Federation leaders. You’re waiting on Mustafar for further instructions.

— B K (@schechen93) March 9, 2013

@markknoller I appreciate you doing this Mark.

— Politisite.com (@Politisite) March 9, 2013

@markknoller my thoughts are Obama Admin should have said, where I go, the pool follows. Transparency right?

— Politisite.com (@Politisite) March 9, 2013

@markknoller I think you are all being punished. Don’t feel bad, the rest of us are too…though we still don’t know why. #closedWH

— Nancy (@RightDame) March 9, 2013

@markknoller No better illustration of the incestuous Beltway bubble insider culture than this club and its annual dinner IMO.

— Libby Spencer (@libbyspencer) March 9, 2013

Bingo.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/10/grid-irony-cbs-mark-knoller-slams-gridiron-dinner-where-is-the-transparency-journalists/

This 1868 Discovery On The Banks Of The Mississippi Still Mystifies People

Thanks to modern science, we have a pretty good understanding of the history of Earth. However, there is a subset of conspiracy theorists that believe giant humanoids once lived here too. While the evidence to support this theory is pretty lacking, there are a couple of glaring exceptions. Take this one particular story that made headlines back in 1868 — a ginormous skeleton was found along the banks of the Mississippi in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

The discovery of the giant bones was made by a group of workers with the Sauk Rapids Water Power Company.

At the time, the workers were quarrying for rock to build a new dam nearby when they found the bones. The burial site they found the bones in is estimated to have been 12 feet long, four feet wide, and three feet deep. The actual grave itself was found about two feet below the surface of the river.

News of the workers’ discovery spread quickly. The following headline ran in the newspaper the next day.

The skeleton measured just over ten feet tall. Those who took the measurements estimated that the giant must have weighed at least 900 pounds.

However, within days of their discovery, the massive bones were gone.

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There are a number of conflicting reports from the time about just how the bones disappeared, or if there really were any bones to begin with.

One story says that a gentleman traveling back east took the bones with him to Boston, but the remains never resurfaced.

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So was it all a hoax, or were there real giant bones found in Sauk Rapids?

(via Amazing Universe)

More than 150 years later, the residents of Sauk Rapids still occasionally discuss the mystery of the giant skeleton. Many now think it was actually a hoax, but there are still some true believers out there…

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/giant-bones/

Sarah Palin: ‘Stop this imperial President.’ ‘It’s time to impeach’

http://twitter.com/#!/davidfair/status/486678811602210817

Sarah Palin took to Facebook earlier to make a video statement

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahPalinUSA/status/486676539497402369

Full text of the Facebook post:

It’s time to take action and do what we can to stop this imperial President. That includes the House doing its job and considering impeachment. I’m taking a stand and hope you will join me. Use your voice; call your Congressman today! We’ll be speaking to you directly more often in the near future like this – stay tuned. Thank you for being in this fight! Together we’ll take our country back!

The video statement is longer and can be viewed on Palin’s Facebook page.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/08/sarah-palin-stop-this-imperial-president-its-time-to-impeach/

Baseball fans use quotes to wish Yogi Berra happy birthday

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Baseball icon Yogi Berra turns 87 today. He is considered one of the best catchers to play the game. Many of his quotes became famous sayings, so many fans used them to wish him happy birthday.

"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."_____Yogi Berra

— IMMORTAL TY COBB (@TyCobb_GS) May 12, 2012

In honor of Yogi Berra day, here is one of my favorite Yogi Isms: "90% of the game is half mental."

— Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) May 12, 2012

Yogi Berra~ Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

— Maia Secrist (@MaiaSecrist4405) May 12, 2012

Happy birthday to the great Yogi Berra

— bobbay (@robertT_dumontT) May 12, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/frappadaddy71/status/201408199880998913

Happy 87th bd to Yogi Berra! Go out & have a nice dinner somewhere, but remember — that one place is so crowded no one goes there anymore!

— mrcorbina (@mrcorbina) May 12, 2012

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. –Yogi Berra

— Chris (@Tandil1368) May 12, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/12/baseball-fans-use-quotes-to-wish-yogi-berra-happy-birthday/