Oliver Willis: Women support gun rights because of ‘scary black guy’ ads


Media Matters tool Oliver Willis was debating gun rights tonight, so you’d probably guess that something insanely stupid was said—and you’d be exactly right.

Here’s how the debate started:


Willis then went to the tired Freudian angle that men who support gun rights feel the need “compensate” for inadequacies elsewhere:


So if men who support gun rights because they’re supposedly “compensating” for inadequacies, what about women?


Willis had that all figured out as well:


Willis, who is always the smartest guy in the room (just ask him), must have worked as an ad rep for “Handguns” magazine or something, because he wouldn’t just make that up would he?


Willis must have the data to support such a claim:


Of course Willis has that data, because he’s so much smarter than everybody else you guys. Just don’t ask him to produce evidence or you’ll risk being labeled racist.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/24/beyond-idiotic-oliver-willis-slammed-for-claim-women-support-gun-rights-because-of-scary-black-guy-ads/

‘I’m gonna be pissed’: ‘Feminist’ bro loses it over Julia Pierson resignation


Charles Clymer writes for the Huffington Post and PolicyMic. He is also an ardent feminist — and he takes that very seriously:

Feminism saved my life. It freed me. It allowed me to be myself. It liberated me from the idea of what a man "should" be. #HeForShe

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

When I say feminism saved my life, I mean that literally. It gave me hope that I wasn't restricted to rigid gender norms for men. #HeForShe

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Gee, Charles. That’s all very illuminating, but what we’d really like to hear from you is your take on Secret Service director Julia Pierson’s resignation. Are you up for that?

Hells yes, he is!

If Julia Pierson is the only one to lose her job over the Secret Service scandal, I'm gonna be pissed. This strikes me as a sexist solution.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

It is all too common to make woman leaders convenient scapegoats for the failure of an org. I hope that's not the case w/Julia Pierson.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women are often blamed for their own rapes. It's not a stretch to point out they're also often blamed for the professional failures of men.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Oh, fer cryin’ out loud …

@cmclymer What are you talking about? She didn't do her job.

— Josephine (@notmyname02) October 1, 2014

@notmyname02 I'm saying that she shouldn't be the only one to lose her job.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Julia Pierson resigning is justified, but my fear is that she is being used to cover up the failures of the men below her. Not okay.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

We have seen a long history of women leaders taking the fall for the failures of men. Remember Susan Rice, anyone? Explain that to me.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

What’s to explain, exactly? Susan Rice sucked at her job. She didn’t need men to make her look incompetent. She did that all on her own.

I'm not asking Julia Pierson not be held responsible, I'm asking she be held to the same standard, not a higher one, than her male peers.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Women leaders are consistently held to a higher standard than men. They must be all things to all folks. That's happening here #JuliaPierson

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

So a guy could let people breach the door of the White House but because she's a woman? @cmclymer

— Pol (@PointlessPol) October 1, 2014

@PointlessPol No, she should absolutely be held accountable, but I fear she's the ONLY one that will bear responsibility here.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

How wonderful it must be to go through life believing all your accomplishments are solely based on merit and not on having a penis.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Snort! That tweet might be our favorite.

All of #TCOT: You need to consider the idea that men, no matter how brilliant/hardworking/talented, benefit from male privilege.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

@cmclymer Maybe, but your inference was that #JuliaPierson may have been treated differently because she was a woman.

— ArtistUnplugged (@pinkartgurl59) October 1, 2014

@pinkartgurl59 That's exactly what I mean. We expect women leaders to shoulder more of the blame for problems like these. Absolutely.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

If we could harness the sheer intensity of intellectual dishonesty of Twitter conservatives, our nation's energy problems would be solved.

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) October 1, 2014

Dunno … Clymer’s proven himself to be an amazing source of natural gas.



Something tells us that Clymer will be the gift that keeps on giving. For a while, anyway:

‘Impotent girly rage’: HuffPo’s Charles Clymer gets his ‘feminist’ wings clipped

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/01/im-gonna-be-pissed-feminist-bro-loses-it-over-julia-pierson-resignation/

Fire alarm went off at 2 am at Philadelphia Eagles’ hotel in San Francisco


The Philadelphia Eagles players might be a bit groggy when they play the San Francisco 49ers later today at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. According to Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho and various Twitter reports, a fire alarm went off at the Eagles’ hotel very early this morning.

Someone pulled a fire alarm at 2 am (Pacific) at Eagles SF hotel … The gloves are officially off …

— Bob Vetrone Jr. (@BoopStats) September 28, 2014

Fire alarm at Eagles hotel in SF went off at about 2:00 am PT. Nothing like an early morning fire alarm on the day of.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/28/fire-alarm-went-off-at-2-am-this-morning-at-philadelphia-eagles-hotel-in-san-francisco/

A good guy with a gun — to the rescue — in Oklahoma


Over to you gun-grabbers:

@PaulReverePress He was a deputy sheriff and the CEO of Vaughn Foods…a real American Hero! #GODBLESSTHEU-MESS-A

— 5min4fighting (@5min4fighting) September 26, 2014

Video: Police: Off-duty Oklahoma County Deputy shot suspect http://t.co/oOMGU1Mgp2

— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) September 26, 2014

Big Hooah hat tip to Moore, OK Reserve Deputy Mark Vaughn, a prayer for Tracy Johnson and Family of Colleen Hufford. http://t.co/3ps0JmYssh

— Dani Homados (@homados) September 26, 2014

Media falsely claiming "law enforcement" stopped beheading. Was armed employee who is also reserve deputy. http://t.co/Tz6mcjDjeh v

— John Nolte (@NolteNC) September 26, 2014

.@MoorePolice confirming suspect stabbed fellow employee to death, and then was shot by a off-duty deputy & taken to hospital @OKCFOX

— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) September 25, 2014

Note: There is some contradiction as to Vaughn’s official status in these initial reports, i.e. “reserve” deputy vs. “off-duty” deputy. We’ll update as needed.


BREAKING: Woman beheaded in Oklahoma



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/26/the-only-person-who-can-stop-a-bad-guy-with-a-knife-while-he-is-beheading-people-is-a-good-guy-with-a-gun/

Man indicted for threats to ‘rape, bomb and decapitate’ SIU students


They go by “Southern Illinois University” but whoa.

Man accused of threatening university students http://t.co/MGnSPcvVpi via @therepublicnews #siu #siucpolice

— SIUC_Police (@SIUC_Police) September 29, 2014

The Columbus, Indiana newspaper The Republic reports:

Federal prosecutors announced Monday 21-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns is accused of making the threats on October 10, 2012, October 15, 2012, December 6, 2012, and October 1, 2013.

The charges were filed in the southern district of Illinois. However, Burns appeared Monday in a Chicago federal court, where he was ordered held without bond pending a Wednesday detention hearing.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton didn’t reveal a motive for the threats, nor what led to Burns’ arrest.

It will be interesting to see what exactly prompted the arrest if the threats occurred more than a year ago.

Affidavit in Southern Illinois University Carbondale bomb (and everything else) threat letters indicment http://t.co/WLcXveC2Eo

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 29, 2014

Thats just school-place violence @intelwire @ProudoftheUSA

— Melissa (@GOP_RN) September 29, 2014

#breakingnews Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, charged with eight federal felonies for bomb and violence threats at SIU Carbondale.

— Jeff Mayes (@midnightdog) September 29, 2014


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/29/man-indicted-for-threats-to-rape-bomb-and-decapitate-siu-students/

Zing! Herman Cain nails Al Sharpton’s teleprompter troubles [video]


Painful? Perhaps. But in this case, it hurts so good.

The Washington Free Beacon combed through Al Sharpton’s repertoire in order to find the MSNBC host’s greatest hits. The resulting montage did not disappoint:


If we had to explain Sharpton to someone who’s never heard of him, we’d just show that video. That verbal train wreck is Sharpton in a nutshell.


Snort! Oh, Washington Free Beacon, you have the thanks of a grateful nation.


Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain couldn’t seem to get enough of Sharpton’s “hoo-breess,” either:


And he nailed Reverend Race-baiter with a perfect zinger:


Bam! Short and oh-so-sweet.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/07/zing-herman-cain-nails-bumbling-al-sharptons-teleprompter-troubles-video/

WTF: Woman rescued from a chimney in California [photos]


Well, maybe we’re making up the part about the sleigh and reindeer, but the part about woman stuck in a chimney did happen today in Southern California:

Firefighters extricated a woman from a chimney in Thousand Oaks. Photo via @VCFD_PIO. http://t.co/pwDbS0FWXr pic.twitter.com/uVnlMiMFmt

— KTLA (@KTLA) October 19, 2014

More from KTLA:

Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the VCFD showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue.

And the woman is currently under arrest for “illegal entry and giving false information to law enforcement officers”:

Woman jailed after being rescued from chimney at Thousand Oaks home http://t.co/7DHbZITUGk

— Rich and Alex (@kvtaspeednews) October 19, 2014

As we wait to learn more about this real-life “Grinch, here are some pics of her amazing (and destructive to the home) rescue:

Another shot from entrapment call. Chimney flue was lubricated with dish soap prior to hoisting patient pic.twitter.com/KtkX1bVdmV

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

#ThousandOaks #entrapment @VCFD firefighters work to free woman trapped in chimney. Reported 6 AM pic.twitter.com/AW4ZQtLMTx

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

#ThousandOaks #entrapment FFs have reached the conscious victim. Extrication expected soon. pic.twitter.com/W2O1EGX73u

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

Exit question: How much “dish soap” did they need to get her out?



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/19/woman-rescued-from-a-chimney-in-california-sleigh-eight-tiny-reindeer-still-at-large-photos/

Latest possible Ebola victim was sent into Ebola apt without hazmat gear


The newest Ebola scare in the Dallas area involves a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy named Michael Monning (or Michael “Monnig”) who was sent into Thomas Duncan’s apartment earlier this month:

.@wfaachannel8 reports that possible Ebola patient from Frisco is a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who went into Thomas Eric Duncan’s apt

— Matthew Haag (@matthewhaag) October 8, 2014

Report by @NBCDFW that new suspected patient is a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff who served quarantine papers on Thomas Duncan's residence.

— Amos Magliocco (@amosmagliocco) October 8, 2014

Oh geez. NBCDFW reporting the man in the ambulance is a staffer w/ Dallas County Sheriff's Office & had been in Duncan’s apartment. #Ebola

— Brian Rie$ (@moneyries) October 8, 2014

#BREAKING:DalCo Health Dir. says Dep. Micheal Monning didn't have DIRECT contact w/Duncan. @jdmiles11 says Monning WAS in Ebola apt.

— Tami Carr (@CarrTamicbs11) October 8, 2014

Now take a look at this tweet, from five days ago:

Dallas sheriff's deputies upset about being ordered inside Ebola patient's apartment without protective gear http://t.co/R6vGsCDyFm

— Kevin Krause (@KevinRKrause) October 3, 2014

From the linked article:

Five Dallas County sheriff’s deputies who were ordered Wednesday to go inside the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient stayed are now worried about their health.

And the sheriff’s association that represents them is not happy about the department’s lack of preparations and precautions before sending them.

Sgt. Chris Dyer, president of the association, said a lieutenant, sergeant and three deputies went inside the apartment to serve the containment warrant that asked the occupants not to leave. The deputies accompanied the county’s health director, Zachary Thompson, and its medical director, Christopher Perkins, to the apartment, Dyer said.

The deputies were not wearing any protective gear, not even latex gloves, Dyer said.

[Emphasis added.]

What. The. Hell.

Yes, Michael Monning/Monnig was apparently one of those deputies.

Sgt. Monnig and the other deputies were not wearing any type of protective gear when they accompanied county health officials into the apartment late Wednesday to issue an order to the people inside, forbidding them from leaving the apartment.

Sgt. Monnig says they were assured by health officials that no one inside the apartment was showing symptoms of Ebola and that the danger was remote.

#BREAKING Via Sgt. Michael Monning is the deputy being checked for #ebola symptoms (crct spelling)" @lazlothebuzz He was in Duncan's appa

— Jessica Mantonya (@mammajess82) October 8, 2014

It may turn out to be something other than Ebola. Let’s hope so.

BREAKING: Sheriffs Association says deputy had stomach pain. And want to emphasize that this is a PRECAUTION.

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

#BREAKING Dallas Co. Sheriff's Assn. confirms patient from Frisco is a deputy who wasn't feeling well. Sought treatment as a precaution.

— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 8, 2014

Editor’s note: Twitchy has seen two different spellings of Monning/Monnig’s last name. We will update this post when we can confirm the correct spelling.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/08/latest-possible-ebola-victim-is-a-sheriffs-deputy-who-was-ordered-into-thomas-duncans-apartment-without-protective-gear/

Police say Mo. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was carrying 9mm, refused breathalyzer


As Twitchy reported, Ferguson, Mo., was relatively quiet Monday night, but police did arrest state senator Jamilah Nasheed and one other protester who in a Vine were shown blocking traffic by kneeling in the middle of a road and performing the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose.

CBS St. Louis today reports that Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, and also that the senator had a gun on her at the time of arrest.

Just a reminder: attorney Eric Vickers is Nasheed’s chief-of-staff and was organizer of the Sept. 10 demonstration that had protesters flood I-70 to disrupt traffic.

Nasheed may have a permit for concealed carry, but to many the gun wasn’t a good look, since she’s also known for pushing anti-gun legislation.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/21/police-say-missouri-sen-jamilah-nasheed-was-carrying-9mm-refused-breathalyzer-test/

This wounded warrior puts media silence on beheading in brutal perspective


So do we. What was the tweet? This brutal perspective from a brave wounded warrior.

Lets be honest. If a Tea Party member beheaded someone we'd have non-stop media coverage about how the entire group is a threat to society.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 27, 2014

Ding, ding, ding! Kudos once again, lapdogs.

Another excellent point:

RE: OK Beheading- Lefties will tell us not to judge all Muslims by actions of one. But if it was a handgun? They smear all gun owners.

— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) September 26, 2014

As for the Tea Party comparison, this Twitter user has just one nit to pick.

@jrsalzman What do you mean? We basically already have that, WITHOUT a beheading

— Poo Picker (@poo_picker) September 27, 2014


Heck of a job, lapdogs.


BREAKING: Woman beheaded in Oklahoma; Update: Assailant reportedly tried to convert co-workers to Islam; Update: FBI investigating, victims identified; Update: Suspect identified as 30-year-old Alton Nolen; Update: Police praise company CEO who shot Nolen; Update: Photo of Nolen released

The only person who can stop a bad guy with a knife while he is beheading people is a good guy with a gun

Will the MSM go ‘full embargo’ on Oklahoma beheading details? Ace, others speculate

Alleged Oklahoma beheader reported to have ‘Peace be with you,’ Jesus Christ tattoos

Beheading at Oklahoma plant being considered ‘workplace violence’ and not terrorism

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/28/this-wounded-warrior-puts-media-silence-on-beheading-in-brutal-perspective/