‘You had ONE job’: Senate GOPers to cave on unemployment extension


There had been buzz all afternoon that some Senate Republicans were on the verge of agreeing on an unemployment extension. Now, a deal has reportedly been reached which would provide Harry Reid a filibuster-proof compromise thanks to help from five Republicans:


More details from National Journal:

The bill is paid for by extending customs user fees through 2024 and a process called “pension smoothing” that allows employers to reduce their payments to employees’ pensions. The final agreement would not prevent individuals from collecting both unemployment and disability benefits simultaneously, as previously proposed by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The bill also reforms the overall program asking state and federal agencies involved to determine why an individual remains unemployed and offer potential ways that the person can improve their prospects for finding work. It would also prevent millionaires and billionaires from receiving the benefits.

Five GOPers are reported to be on board the “compromise”:


Some of the momentum from the David Jolly win in Florida might have lost a little steam already:


The timing could play out just right for the Dems as far as serving as a demagoguing opportunity heading into the home stretch for the November elections:


That is, if the full Senate does indeed pass the compromise and then it passes the House, which remains to be seen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/you-had-one-job-reports-of-senate-gopers-caving-on-unemployment-extension-sparks-disbelief/

‘Ahem … Iraq?’ Nah. @StateDept is ‘focused like a laser beam on fish’

Russia is annexing Ukraine.
Radical Islamists are taking Iraq.
Iran wants nukes.
And you're focused like a laser beam on fish.

— Razor (@hale_razor) June 12, 2014

Earlier this week, the State Department tweeted that it “stands with the people of Iraq.”


But enough about the sickening and dire situation over there. Let’s talk about fish. Freaking fish.


Priorities? Check!

#OurOcean2014? Ah, the “promise of hashtag.” Is the State Department sure it doesn’t want to go with #BringBackOurFish to really drive home the pressing importance of this effort?

“Our ocean today is at grave risk, and the damage is not happening by accident,” according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

You know what else is at grave risk?


Wait for it …


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/12/you-tweet-this-as-iraq-disintegrates-statedept-is-focused-like-a-laser-beam-on-fish/

Iowahawk points out some ‘war on women’ news ‘you won’t read about’


As we know, libs tend to lose a sense of reality when promoting their manufactured ‘war on women.’ That is particularly true when they are in desperation mode ahead of an election that could leave Democrats reeling. So let’s talk about how women are treated internationally.


But, of course, the Left wouldn’t want such legitimate concerns to take away from the ‘war on catcalling’ or anything.


‘Men are horrible’: Is there really a ‘catcalling epidemic?’

Hey, feminists! Instead of taking on ‘catcalling epidemic,’ try taking on THIS

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/02/because-feminism-iowahawk-points-out-some-war-on-women-news-you-wont-read-about/

Are Ferguson riots comparable to the Boston Tea Party? These people think so


Does the looting and vandalism in Ferguson, Mo. have anything in common with the Boston Tea Party in 1773?

It does if you ask these people:


“It’s never good to riot.”
“What good does rioting do?”

Why does no one ever say these things about the Boston Tea Party?— Em Zee (@MZGunter) August 11, 2014




‘Breaking Bad style’: Ferguson, Mo., looters load ATM onto truck

Now someone is shooting at Ferguson, Mo., police

‘Thank you, Founding Fathers’: On 240th anniversary, tweeters honor Boston Tea Party

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/11/are-ferguson-riots-comparable-to-the-boston-tea-party-all-these-people-think-so/

Code Pink, American Muslim Alliance welcome home Bowe Bergdahl


Members of Code Pink gathered in front of the White House today to welcome home Bowe Bergdahl, who is reportedly in a military hospital in Germany. They were joined by representatives of Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and the American Muslim Alliance.

A slightly wider angle shows a rather cozy gathering, with signs calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and the closure of Guantanamo.


Here’s some Common Core math run on the attendance numbers:


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/code-pink-american-muslim-alliance-welcome-home-bowe-bergdahl/

That’s a good one, Jay! Clown Carney claims Obama doesn’t reward donors with jobs


Why not both? Check out this doozy from him today:


Oh, Jay … bless your lying little heart.


Heh. Throwing your money at President Obama certainly doesn’t hurt your chances of landing a sweet job!




Objecting to ambassador gig for Obama bundler and Assad bootlicker Anna Wintour is now ‘sexism’

Back scratch fever: Obama nominates HBO exec and bundler for diplomatic post

‘Seriously some shameful sh*t’: Chris Hayes slams Obama’s potential ambassador to Argentina

Twitchy coverage of Jay Carney

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/12/thats-a-good-one-jay-clown-carney-claims-obama-doesnt-reward-donors-with-jobs/

Confirmed: Clay Aiken’s congressional run will be comedy gold


Oh my. This is going to be fun.

Democrat Clay Aiken thinks he has a chance at the North Carolina congressional seat held by GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers. That right there is already funny. But there’s more.

The “American Idol” runner-up said this on CNN today:


Oh really?


Everybody wins!

And the snickers are just getting started. Don’t miss the second video at this link:

Clay Aiken Having Sort Of Like .. Trouble? With His Slogan? About For From His Campaign. Stuff.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/05/confirmed-clay-aikens-congressional-run-will-be-comedy-gold/

Benghazi: A new scoop from Attkisson, a new indictment and a new war

First up there’s this shocker. Hillary Clinton’s name has come up, once again, in the ongoing Benghazi scandal:

Account of Clinton Aide Benghazi Document Sifting Familiar to Career Public Servant http://t.co/CyZWdYVq60 via @SharylAttkisson @DailySignal

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 15, 2014

Here’s the opener from Ms. Attkisson’s latest report:

To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents  at the State Department brought back vivid memories of her own encounters with high-level government officials who withheld, deleted or destroyed public records.

And one name stood out for its familiarity: Cheryl Mills.

A former deputy assistant secretary of state had told The Daily Signal that Mills was present during an after-hours document operation in a basement room of the State Department in October 2012. Mills was chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

More commentary:

Via @SharylAttkisson, Ray Maxwell isn't the only person who has seen Cheryl Mills sifting documents: http://t.co/jeWJeVnjDj

— John Sexton (@verumserum) October 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton's Former Chief of Staff No Stranger to Allegations of Withholding Documents http://t.co/3gK4rh1NEY via @SharylAttkisson

— Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey) October 15, 2014

Secondly, there’s this Benghazi update from National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, who is not happy at all with the latest indictment filed against alleged attack ringleader Ahmed Abu Khatallah:

New politicized #Benghazi indictment: spontaneous attack, no mention #al-Qaeda & prior jihadist attacks – my @NRO col http://t.co/t54Rv0FqVy

— Andrew C. McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) October 15, 2014

And finally, not to be outdone by the two feel-good stories above, there are now multiple reports of Libyan and Egyptian forces battling in and around the city of Benghazi targeting Islamist terrorists:

Rockets hit chemicals storage tank of Libyan oil services firm outside Benghazi http://t.co/LoJV0oQhpR

— Blogs of War (@BlogsofWar) October 15, 2014

Officials: #Egypt warplanes bombing Libyan militias http://t.co/FO6drgZMkC

— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) October 15, 2014

Libyan lawmaker Tareq al-Jorushi confirmed to the AP that Egyptian warplanes were taking part in the ongoing operation in #Benghazi – AP

— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) October 15, 2014

Secular "Libyan Army" is launching a massive assault on the Islamist garrison city of Benghazi,Islamists there are considered Libya's #ISIS

— Mudar Zahran (@Mudar_Zahran) October 15, 2014

The civil war in Libya is now a regional war. Gird your loins, as Joe Biden did say.


‘Matter of urgency’ ignored? Sharyl Attkisson interprets troubling testimony at Benghazi hearing

Cover-up unraveling? Brit Hume sees ‘big deal’ in Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi ‘bombshell’

Sharyl Attkisson nails it on Benghazi: Where was POTUS?




Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/benghazi-updates-a-new-scoop-from-attkisson-a-new-indictment-and-a-new-war/

Charlie Rangel grandstanding about reinstating the draft … again


Tax cheating corruptocrat Charlie Rangel is banging his “reinstate the draft” drum again.


So basically Rangel is saying that 1) he and his colleagues don’t really give a damn about soldiers that aren’t part of their immediate family, and 2) nobody in Congress has children or relatives in the military.

How about we only implement Obamacare when the “entire nation” is committed to it?


If there was any real chance of actually reinstating the draft, Rangel would never support doing so. He pulls this same stunt whenever there’s discussion of America taking significant military action somewhere in the world.

It’s all political theater based on the false notion that the only people in the military are uneducated people with no other opportunities.


It’s all volunteer and the best military in the world. A draft would only degrade its effectiveness.



‘Corrupt goddam fossil’ Charles Rangel holds off Adrianno Espaillat

‘Huh?’ Did Rep. Charles Rangel just make the VA scandal a ‘class’ issue? Updated

‘Stop being so mean’: Charles Rangel shows why he’s ‘a special kind of grownup’ [pic]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/10/charlie-rangel-grandstanding-about-reinstating-the-draft-again/

‘God bless you’: Ken Wahl has nothing but praise for David Cameron


A day after President Obama told the assembled press corps and the world, “We don’t have a strategy yet” on dealing with ISIS, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up, raising his country’s threat level to severe, saying that “This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with the perceived grievances over Western foreign policy” and adding, “We cannot appease this ideology. We have to confront it at home and abroad.”

Cameron has said he’ll address Parliament Monday regarding the threat level. That sort of talk won the respect of actor Ken Wahl, who saluted Cameron for confronting the threat of ISIS head on.


No need to get testy. He may be golfing today, but the president is sure to get back to those “intensive discussions” tomorrow.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/31/god-bless-you-ken-wahl-has-nothing-but-praise-for-prime-minister-david-cameron/