State of the Union; mocking begins before show starts

http://twitter.com/#!/DWStweets/status/206722372965892097

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” this morning. Twitter users didn’t even wait until the show began to hilariously start the mocking.

@DWStweets @crowleyCNN @CNNsotu Glad you're on CNN, no chance of me hearing or seeing you.

— Betty Howell (@MacBetty) May 27, 2012

@DWStweets @crowleyCNN @CNNsotu did you sell that Infinity yet? After saying what you did about American cars?

— JandD (@JenandDon) May 27, 2012

@DWStweets @crowleyCNN @CNNsotu That's good, but haven't u heard – nobody watches @cnn. @davidgregory's show would be better.

— Gordon Black (@mmsonblack) May 27, 2012

@DWStweets @crowleyCNN @CNNsotu Deb's scull is really thick, so don't try to get Her off Her talking points. Pull the string, the BS flows.

— mark flesberg (@markflesberg) May 27, 2012

Hi @DWStweets – How's running on that 'record' working out for ya? http://t.co/oXLBKVzv #tcot #GMLayoffs #p2 #p3 #twisters

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) May 27, 2012

@DWStweets @crowleyCNN @CNNsotu You do realize that the total # of people watching in the US is only 25% of the Population of Alabama?

— Russ Stringer (@jeepgeek) May 27, 2012

Heh.

Twitchy will monitor the show’s airing and update accordingly.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/27/wasserman-schultz-on-cnnsstate-of-the-union-mocking-begins-before-show-starts/

Hillary Clinton Turns The Tables On John McCain's Benghazi Grandstanding

Maybe I’d be more sympathetic to their case if the people who are constantly raising hell about helping Libya would stop blocking any effort to actually help Libya. 

If you’re unfamiliar with the Benghazi controversy, Sen. McCain spends until 5:41 laying out his case. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response really takes off around 6:30

Read more: http://upworthy.com/watch-hillary-clinton-turns-the-tables-on-john-mccains-benghazi-grandstanding

Is Beijing changing its stance towards Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir? – Times of India

An article today in the state-run Global Times has mentioned that China is unlikely to take sides with Pakistan or India on the Kashmir issue. It added that the rise in tensions between the two countries, though, is what’s keeping “PoK” behind developmentally.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Is-Beijing-changing-its-stance-towards-Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir/articleshow/53718293.cms

While cleaning, the woman finds THIS from her husband. Im out of tears.

This woman wakes up one morning to find her husband gone.

The last few months his behavior has been strange. She begins to thinks the worst. Nevertheless, its cleaning day. She stretches and prepares to clean the house. Then she finds a letter, left by her husband, on a bedside table. She reads it and weeps.

Heres the letter she found:

“Dear Julia:
I write to you now while you are sleeping, just in case tomorrow it’s not me who wakes up beside you.
With these two-way trips, I am spending more and more time on the other side, and who knows? I’m afraid that I won’T come back from one trip.

Just in case tomorrow I am not able to understand what is happening to me. Just in case tomorrow I’m unable to tell you how much I admire and appreciate your integrity, that determination of yours to be by my side, trying to make me happy despite it all. As you always do.

Just in case tomorrow I am not aware anymore of what you do. When you stick up notes on the doors so that I don’t confuse the bathroom and kitchen. When you manage to make us laugh after I put my shoes on without socks. When you try to keep the conversation alive although I get lost in every sentence. When you approach me discretely and whisper the name of one of our grandchildren in my ear. When you reply tenderly to one of the rage attacks I have, as if something inside me rebels against this thing that takes over me.

For these and many other things. Just in case tomorrow I don’t remember your name or mine.

Just in case tomorrow I can’t thank you.
Just in case tomorrow, Julia, I can’t tell you one last time, that I LOVE YOU.
Yours forever
T.A.M.R”

What a wonderful letter despite the sadness in regards to the ailment of forgetfulness which is occurring. It really is a letter of true love and definitely one that deserves to be shared!

Read more: http://damn.com/while-cleaning-the-woman-finds-this-from-her-husband-im-out-of-tears/

If You Hadn't Heard Of This Little Girl Either, Ask Yourself Why That Is

I don’t recall seeing national outrage when this happened. I feel like these cases are too often lost, forgotten, or ignored, and that’s why I am so glad J. Cole brought this little girl and her tragic story back into our consciousness.

Watch it, and then read the recap below.

This video is a dramatization. Here’s what happened:

At nearly 1 a.m. on May 16, 2010, on an unlit street in the East Side of Detroit, a Special Response Team (Detroit Police Department’s version of a SWAT team) raided a duplex in search of a murder suspect. A single shot was fired from an officer’s submachine gun. It struck and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones. She was 7 years old.

You have to ask yourself whether the 25-year trend of outfitting our police forces with the tools and mentality of an invading army is really worth this type of casualty.

Special thanks to the unofficial poet laureate of Detroit, Charlie LeDuff, for crucial background. If you want to fall down the rabbit hole of the American police state, Radley Balko‘s report is essential reading.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-hadnt-heard-of-this-little-girl-either-ask-yourself-why-that-is

Community Post: Every Dance On “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air”

1. This is Will. He moved in with his Aunt Viv, Uncle Phil, and three cousins; Hilary, Carlton, and Ashley

3. Will liked to dance.

8. People were curious

11. Not everyone was a fan

12. But Will persisted

15. Soon, people caught on

17. Some started out weak

19. But Will taught them how to groove

26. Aunt Viv was a natural

30. Even Uncle Phil joined in on the fun

34. Geoffrey really got into it

37. I mean REALLY

38. Carlton took it to a whole other level

42. Finally, everyone was dancing

44. And lets never forget this moment when Will had to sing and dance to graduate.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/lizlanteri/every-dance-on-the-fresh-price-of-bel-air-63hh

The 35 Best Pop Songs You Might Have Missed This Summer

1. “Elevate” by St. Lucia

Who he is: One guy named Jean-Philip Grobler.
What he sounds like: Happy! This song will make you smile. Sunny and warm like the island, duh.
Random: Perfect music for a sunny day with a cocktail next to the pool.

2. “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who

Who she is: An Australian singer song writer with an amazing EP.
What she sounds like: It’s all very ’80s but not in a dated annoying way.
Random: Listen to her EP on Spotify!!!!!! It is so, so good. “High Society” is perfect.

3. “Think Of You” by MS MR

Who they are: A guy and a girl who went to college together. Now they live in Brooklyn.
What they sound like: Kind of like Florence and the Machine.
Random: Lizzy, the lead singer, has amazing hair. Also this music video is an acid trip. Good luck!

4. “What I Like” by Charli XCX

Who she is: A 21-year-old from the U.K. who wrote the song “I Love It” by Icona Pop.
What she sounds like: Her music is described as “neon goth.” Which means it’s really fun and inspired by everyone from the Spice Girls to Lil Wayne.
Random: She wrote a song for Britney Spears’ new CD. Also check out her debut album, especially the song “Nuclear Seasons.”

5. “Blowin’ Smoke” by Kacey Musgraves

Who she is: Country’s new “alt” darling.
What she sounds like: A softer version of Miranda Lambert.
Random: Her CD is definitely one of the best country albums of the year.

6. “Habits” by Tove Lo

Who she is: The swedish Kesha.
What she sounds like: Way better than Kesha.
Random: “Run On Love” is another great song.

7. “Best Friends” by The Janoskians

Who they are: A YouTube comedy group from Australia.
What they sound like: Basically One Direction. It’s actually a cover of this song by Wallpaper.
Random: Janoskians stands for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation.

8. “Wings” by HAERTS

Who they are: A band from New York.
What it sounds like: Another super happy song. So freeing. Also very ’80s sounding.
Random: This song was actually produced by the guy from St. Lucia, which is probably why it’s so happy sounding.

9. “Midnight Sun” by Neon Hitch

Who she is: A british singer and songwriter whose real name is actually, for real, Neon. Her family members were travelers, like gypsies, so that has some influence on her music. Neon has been around for a while now, but has only really had a hit as a featured artist in the Gym Class Heroes song “Ass Back Home.”
What she sounds like: This is a hot slow jam. It reminds me of “Skin” by Rihanna.
Random: She does some AMAZING covers. Check out this one of “Gucci Gucci” by Kreayshawn. She also co-wrote Kesha’s “Blah Blah Blah.”

10. “C O O L” by Le Youth

Who he is: A DJ.
What it sounds like: The song samples Cassie’s hit “Me & You.”
Random: This song is blowing up on the U.K.’s Radio 1, which is like the U.K.’s most important pop station.

11. “Out Of My League” by Fitz & The Tantrums

Who they are: A band from Los Angeles who released their first album in 2010.
What it sounds like: According to Wikipedia, “soul-influenced indie pop.” It’s a good thing. I swear!
Random: Listen to “Dont Gotta Work It Out.” Hot jam.

12. “Rock & Roll” by Avril Lavigne

Who she is: MS. AVRIL LAVIGNE.
What it sounds like: Basically like any other Avril record… which isn’t a bad thing.
Random: The song hasn’t totally caught on yet… but the video is crazy.

13. “You’ve Got Time” by Regina Spektor

Who she is: The only and only, Regina Spektor!
What it sounds like: The theme song from Orange Is The New Black, because it is.
Random: If you only know the song from the TV show then you definitely need to listen to the full version. It’s so much better.

14. “Mi Mi Mi” by SEREBRO

Who they are: Three Russian women.
What it sounds like: Crack.
Random: Good luck getting it out of your head!

15. “Tennis Court” by Lorde

Who she is: A 16-year-old from New Zealand with a shitload of talent.
What it sounds like: “Royals”-esque, her other hit.
Random: Lorde’s big hit this summer was “Royals.” The song hit No. 1 on the U.S. alternative chart and Lorde became the first female to top that chart in 17 years!!

16. “Love Me Again” by John Newman

Who he is: Another Brit.
What it sounds like: Fun/dance. There are horns.
Random: This song was really big in the U.K. this summer.

17. “Broken Record” by Little Boots

Who she is: An electropop singer/songwriter.
What it sounds like: Chill.
Random: Little Boots is a great pop artist. If you haven’t heard “Remedy” go to YouTube RIGHT NOW.

18. “Miss Movin On” by Fifth Harmony

Who they are: A girl group that formed on the show X-Factor.
What it sounds like: Classic girl group jams.
Random: Demi Lovato cried when she saw this music video.

19. “Burn” by Ellie Goulding

Who is she: “Lights,” “Anything Can Happen,” “I Need Your Love.” You get it.
What it sounds like: A solid mainstream pop record.
Random: The song is HUGE overseas. It hasn’t quite caught on stateside.

20. “La La La” by Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith

Who is he: A U.K. producer.
What it sounds like: Starts out slow but catches up.
Random: Naughty Boy is one of the current “it” producers. He’s worked with Rihanna, Cheryl Cole, and on Britney Spears’ new record. This song was also HUGE worldwide this summer.

21. “Pompeii” by Bastille

Who they are: ANOTHER band from Britain.
What it sounds like: A warrior chant.
Random: HUGE song around the world but only made it to No. 95 in the US.

22. “Am I Wrong” by ENVY

Who they are: A Norwegian hip-hop duo.
What it sounds like: This song is chill as fuck. Listen a few times. It get better every time.
Random: This song was big in Norway this summer, obv.

23. “Girlfriend” by Icona Pop

Who they are: A swedish pop duo.
What it sounds like: Kind of like “I Love It.” It samples Tupac’s “Me And My Girlfriend.”
Random: It’s just a cute song!

24. “The Wire” by HAIM

Who they are: Three sisters!
What it sounds like: Shania Twain/Fleetwood Mac, I guess.
Random: HAIM is the best!! Listen to “Falling” too.

25. “The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES

Who they are: A scottish electropop band.
What it sounds like: Lots of “Oh oh oh ohs.” They’re influenced by Robyn and Prince.
Random: Their debut album comes out on Sept. 23.

26. “Birthday” by Selena Gomez

Who she is: Selegend.
What it sounds like: SO YUMMY.
Random: This better be a single. She released a video for it on her actual birthday.

27. “How Ya Doin’” by Little Mix

Who they are: A girl group from the U.K. that formed on its version of X-Factor.
What it sounds like: Very ’90s! The Missy Elliot rap is impeccable.
Random: If you’ve been missing Missy guest raps THIS IS YOUR JAM.

28. “Summer Fling” by Willow Smith

Who she is: Will Smith’s daughter duhhhh.
What it sounds like: ~Melodic Chaotic~ … whatever that means.
Random: The British accent is bizarre but somehow works.

29. “Overdose” by Ciara

Who she is: One of the most underrated pop divas.
What it sounds like: Hard.
Random: This entire album is pretty good. Also check out “Livin It Up” with Nicki Minaj.

30. “I Was A Fool” by Tegan And Sara

Who they are: Canadian indie-pop-rock duo.
What it sounds like: Awesome piano pop.
Random: Tegan and Sara are flawless. Check out their last album.

31. “Tongues” by Joywave feat. Kopps

Who they are: A band from Rochester.
What it sounds like: A lit’ral eargasm.
Random: The RAC remix may be even better than the original.

32. “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee

Who she is: An epic songwriter who has basically written every Katy Perry hit.
What it sounds like: Basically like Katy Perry.
Random: Bonnie has written so, so many huge pop hits. It’ll be interesting to see what she pulls together for hew new album.

33. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

Who she is: A singer, songwriter, and pianist best known for her song “Love Song.”
What it sounds like: This is the original “Roar” by Katy Perry.
Random: “Brave” >>> “Roar”

34. “Bubble Butt” by Major Lazer

Who is it: A DJ.
What it sounds like: The word “Bubble butt” x 100. It’s good.
Random: The video is amazing if you haven’t seen it already.

35. “Disco Love” by The Saturdays

Who is it: A girl group from the U.K.
What it sounds like: Very ’90s. This is different for them.
Random: The Saturdays are amaaaazing. Check out “Higher” and “Work” if you’ve never listened to them before.

Here’s a Spotify playlist of most of the songs if that’s your thing: The 35 Best Pop Songs You Might Have Missed This Summer.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mjs538/excellent-pop-songs-you-might-have-missed-this-summer