Dean Cain won’t miss Beltway barnacle Henry Waxman

http://twitter.com/#!/BrooksHD19/status/432717413017088000

Count actor Dean Cain among those who are thrilled that liberal California Rep. Henry Waxman will not run for re-election after 20 terms:

http://twitter.com/#!/RealDeanCain/status/432716566572957696

There’s a chance that the same voters who kept Waxman in office for 40 years will see the light this November, but that’s a very slim chance.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/09/dean-cain-wont-miss-beltway-barnacle-henry-waxman-calls-for-better-replacement/

Flea rooting for ‘super gay athlete’ to win a zillion gold medals in Sochi

In June, President Vladimir Putin signed a law that bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” in Russia and established a fine for people holding gay pride rallies. President Obama has said the United States won’t boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in protest. Wouldn’t it serve Russia right, though, if a gay athlete took home the gold in Sochi? Better yet, what if a super gay athlete won a zillion gold medals?

http://twitter.com/#!/eugeniamae8/status/367447993035026432

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/13/flea-rooting-for-super-gay-athlete-to-win-a-zillion-gold-medals-in-sochi/

‘Settle down, fan club!’ Is MSNBC’s latest Hillary swoon the hackiest ever?

Book club? More like fan club.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/476922351456493568

Seriously. First ever MSNBC “book club,” just in time for Hillary Clinton’s book release! Coincidence? You decide.

No really guys! Don’t miss it!

Hackiest hacks in all of hackdom? The survey says “yes.”

An excellent exit question:

http://twitter.com/#!/SAINTofSIN84/status/476924964718014464

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/12/settle-down-there-fan-club-is-msnbcs-latest-hillary-swoon-the-hackiest-ever-hint-yes/

‘Sorry, not sorry': Taylor Swift scores with distressing TMI photo?

Oh dear. This isn’t the first time the singer has professed her love for NBC’s “Law & Order.

However, now she has provided photographic evidence … with tea! Oh, honey: Where is the mystery? Perhaps a little too much information:

Other Twitter users weren’t distressed: The tweet has been retweeted nearly 12,000 times and Taylor Swift is trending nationally as Twitter users continue voting for #MTVhottest. Well, tea is hot and stuff!

taylor swift

She’s you!

http://twitter.com/#!/taylorsnation/status/369053400375103488

There is a disturbing aspect to her tweet, however. Hashtag-ignorance. Oh, the horror!

http://twitter.com/#!/SimplySFans/status/368955684659798016

And Twitter delivers, as it always does, with a Taylor’s Tea Cup parody account:

http://twitter.com/#!/TaylorsTeaCup/status/369130980050616320

Ha!

For the win:

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Taylor Swift makes a ‘mean face’ after Golden Globe loss to Adele

A farewell to Haylor: Fans speculate on title of inevitable Taylor Swift breakup song

Non-shocker of the day: Taylor Swift has another public heartbreak

Taylor Swift to debut new music (probably about Conor Kennedy) during web chat

RIP Taylor: Woman named Taylor dies during Warped Tour; Twitter mourns Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner and Rip Taylor

Taylor Swift is country music’s entertainer of the year, again

Taylor Swift makes more money than everyone

Dumb: Twitter trends #RIPTaylorSwift

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/18/shes-you-sorry-not-sorry-taylor-swift-scores-with-distressing-tmi-photo/

Memorial Day’s wreath-laying tradition — and the significance of red poppies

As the nation honors our fallen troops this holiday weekend, florists are working overtime to do their part and share a bit of history on Twitter about time-honored Memorial Day traditions:

Wreaths for memorial day http://t.co/r8VE3hMr

— Broadway Florist (@mooreflorist) May 26, 2012

Placing wreaths at the Transylvania County Courthouse for Memorial Day. #whitesquirrel @ Brevard NC http://t.co/jCQ65FDS

— Tyler J. McCall (@tylerjmccall) May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Foundation has decorated the Navy Memorial with bouquets of red, white & blue flowers every Memorial Day pic.twitter.com/aCzKjbPQ

— Navy Memorial (@NavyMemorial) May 25, 2012

Did you know that these cute little flowers called RED POPPIES are recognized as the Memorial Day flower? Beautiful! pic.twitter.com/ZQ7YI38n

— Royal Fleur Florist (@RoyalFleur) May 27, 2012

A special flower for a special day: By BILL HAYES, Columnist Many of our holidays have flowers associated with t… http://t.co/7eyQhjKX

— Mike Hudson (@hudsonmike52) May 27, 2012

Many of our holidays have flowers associated with them. Christmas has the poinsettia. The red and white flowers designate blood and purity. Mother’s Day has the carnation. It was a tradition to wear a red carnation if your mother was living or a white one if she had passed away. We don’t see that tradition much anymore but, in my childhood, it had a strong effect on me. This week, we celebrate one of our most important national holidays. We honor the members of our military for debts that we can never repay. On Memorial Day we honor them by wearing another flower in our lapels, the poppy.

In 1868, following the Civil War, Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed that May 30, 1868, be designated as a day to honor the dead of both Union and Confederate armies. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). In 1915, Col. John McCrae, a Canadian doctor, stood on the edge of a makeshift cemetery after a fierce battle. He viewed the graves and noticed that poppies were blooming as far as he could see. In 20 minutes he composed one of the most poignant poems ever written about war and death, “In Flanders Fields.” He actually threw the poem away thinking that it was not significant. A fellow officer picked it up and mailed it to a London newspaper where it was rejected. Another paper got hold of it and published it on Dec. 8, 1915.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/27/memorial-days-wreath-laying-tradition-and-the-significance-of-red-poppies/

Sick Gawker stunt helps cement many gun owners’ opposition to registration

Seems like a good way to undermine support for gun registration laws would be to publicly shame the people who abide by them.

— radleybalko (@radleybalko) January 8, 2013

As Twitchy reported, online gossip rag Gawker published a two-year-old list of legal gun owners in New York City. The stunt left gun rights advocates fuming, and many are now more fiercely opposed than ever to gun registration:

It’s almost like Gawker et al are trying to prove why law-abiding citizens would prefer not to have to register their guns.

— RB (@RBPundit) January 8, 2013

@bradthor I just read the T/L. These guys make people fight harder against registration. @rbpundit @gawker

— Kent Vig (1 of 5) (@badfr0g) January 8, 2013

Y registration so dangerous MT @benshapiro Gawker Posts List of ‘A**hole’ NYC Licensed Gun Owners shar.es/4c1nJvia @breitbartnews

— Ken S. (@salkken) January 8, 2013

Liberals are actually encouraging illegal gun ownership. Register your guns and the feds can come and get them from you at will.

— Craig Allen (@kraig4u) January 8, 2013

Leave it to Gawker to make case for eliminating gun registration altogether while trying to make case for gun control #badtabloidjournalism

— Matthew Kiessling (@MKiessling) January 8, 2013

I oppose gun registration because @gawker will send a liberal mob to my doorstep. #NRA

— Trent (@Travesham) January 8, 2013

Attention all future NY gun owners ….DON’T register your firearms. Problem solved. @gawker

— Patriotmomofmany (@TheDefLeprecon) January 8, 2013

HOWEVER, Gawker’s hideous pillage of any remaining ethics they may have had proves Feinstein’s push to “register guns” is dangerous to all.

— suzyrice (@suzy_rice) January 8, 2013

Overheard all over NYC today: “Register my gun? So idiots at @gawker can publish my name? Hell no.” #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) January 8, 2013

RT @badfr0g I would like the thank the asshats @johnjcook and @gawker for proving why registration is a horrible idea. #tcot #NRA

— DanStlMo (@DanStlMo) January 8, 2013

@rbpundit @gawker if a gun owner didnt register their firearm the government wouldnt know who had them and thats the way it should be!!!!

— sydney oser (@jarhead_ham) January 8, 2013

What’s with publishing names and/or addresses of gun owners like they’re perverts, for crying out loud? A BIG reason to oppose registration.

— La Shawn (@La_Shawn) January 8, 2013

Obviously, the proper course of action is to not register your gun with the government. I have taken note of this. Thanks, Gawker, Gannett.

— Timothy P Carney (@TPCarney) January 8, 2013

Nice going, Gawker.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/08/sick-gawker-stunt-helps-cement-many-gun-owners-opposition-to-registration/

Reporter who speculated that Florida QB is innocent now deleting tweets

Yesterday Twitchy reported that Treon Harris, starting quarterback for the University of Florida, is being investigated for sexual assault and has been suspended indefinitely by the team.

We included five tweets in our post from Daniel Gillman, a U of F student and “[r]adio personality at ESPN 850 WRUF” where Gillman speculated that Harris was being falsely accused of the crime by a “jealous” former girlfirend. All five of those tweets have since been deleted. Here’s Gillman’s explanation and apology:

In RE: to my earlier tweets about Treon Harris, I have removed three tweets that were a result of a single source close to Harris.

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 6, 2014

.@WUFTNews has not been able to connect the woman who reported the incident with the source’s understanding of the party involved.

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 6, 2014

I realize how irresponsible and inexcusable it was to tweet what I did. It was an inexperienced mistake to tweet what a source tells me…

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

I realize how premature it was to tweet with a single source and with the magnitude of who was involved and the subject of the case

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

Being first in breaking news is not the most important thing in the world, and until I receive more information, I apologize for the tweet

— Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) October 7, 2014

Note Gillman writes that he deleted only three tweets. Nope, Dan, it was five. And here they are:

GillmanDeleted

Not only  “dude too late,” but “dude too little.” Let’s see what ESPN does next.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/07/radio-personality-for-espn-who-speculated-that-florida-qb-is-innocent-now-deleting-tweets/