Vox: ‘Obsession’ about Ottawa shooter detail reveals a lot about … us!


Are you ready for a triple-shot of Voxsplaining about the attack at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada yesterday that left a soldier dead?

If you noticed that the shooter was a convert to Islam, according to Vox, you need to spend more time on self-reflection!

In summary:

Everybody panic!



‘Portrait of a hero’: This photo of Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is ‘rather Bondesque’

‘Running towards danger’: Video captures intense moments inside Canadian Parliament

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/23/new-low-for-vox-obsession-about-this-ottawa-shooter-detail-reveals-a-lot-about-us/

Heh: NYC’s ‘tough gun control laws don’t come in handy’ during Sharknadoes


Heh. It’s like those dastardly sharks knew that NYC was an almost-defenseless smorgasbord.

In case you didn’t catch last night’s premiere of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (if that’s the case, you really missed out), our heroes in Manhattan wanted to be fully equipped to deal with the vicious sharks falling from the sky. Their shark-slaying weapons of choice: firearms. But as the sage cabbie informed them:


This posed a big problem:


Oh no!


Not that we look to “Sharknado” for gun policy, but hey, a gun can’t hurt.

There’s an important lesson to be learned here: The next time an over-the-top plot rains down from the sky, New Yorkers needs to be ready.


Damn straight.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/31/heh-nycs-tough-gun-control-laws-dont-come-in-handy-when-sharknadoes-strike/

Still no motive in Columbia Mall shooting


Howard County Police still haven’t established a motive in the Columbia Mall shooting that took the lives of Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson Saturday.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/27/still-no-motive-in-columbia-mall-shooting/

Tolerance: Racially charged partisan hate leveled at Stacey Dash


It seems to have started with a picture of Stacey Dash taken at the Lupus LA Orange Ball back in May. Since Dash is a black Republican and now a Fox News contributor, hateful people on the left have declared open season on her—attacking her on race and on her looks of all things. Her name is trending on Twitter because of the volume of ugliness being thrown at her.


White women age differently? Who knew?


But remember, it’s the Republicans who are waging war on women.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/03/tolerance-racially-charged-partisan-hate-leveled-at-stacey-dash/

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/