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Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin disrupts Obama speech; Some wonder: Was she a plant?

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/337642910956781568

President Obama isn’t used to being challenged while giving one of his endless speeches, but during his speech today at the National Defense University, he found himself at the mercy of Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin.

http://twitter.com/#!/leahblizz/status/337644592549732352

Benjamin began shouting at the president as he spoke about Gitmo.

http://twitter.com/#!/kgosztola/status/337641953976008704

But her penchant for shouting is well known, so some are wondering how she managed to get in:

http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/337645312875307008
http://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterNRO/status/337644239066365952

It was only after several minutes of shouting that she was finally escorted out:

http://twitter.com/#!/codepink/status/337647057147949056

Why did Obama engage with her rather than going on with his speech?

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/337642132229734400

After all, heckling the president is extremely disrespectful.

http://twitter.com/#!/smerconish/status/337642925607497728

Some suspect that this wasn’t a spontaneous protest, so to speak, but that Benjamin was in fact a plant:

http://twitter.com/#!/ZephyrK9/status/337643627805290496
http://twitter.com/#!/untwin34/status/337642680769200128
http://twitter.com/#!/luvGodncountry/status/337647679326781440
http://twitter.com/#!/MeSoBland/status/337646066231042049
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/337648541365325824

In any event, both Obama and Code Pink got what they came for:

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/337649450312953858

And plant or not, we’re guessing that Benjamin won’t face the stiff penalties she’d face if she were a Tea Party member:

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewCMcCarthy/status/337643410586488832

Maybe if Tea Partyers started wearing giant vagina costumes

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Update:

Politico’s Jennifer Epstein reports that Benjamin may have been issued a press pass:

http://twitter.com/#!/jeneps/status/337649484949487616

If that’s that case, that raises another question:

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/337658748061487105

And another:

http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/337664442919690241

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/23/code-pinks-medea-benjamin-disrupts-obama-speech-some-wonder-was-she-a-plant/

BuzzFeed highlights hatred of Sandra Fluke with tweet targeting Dana Loesch

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/243741664139685888

BuzzFeed, hitch up those pants. Your left-wing bias is hanging out again and seriously, no one wants to see that.

Apparently BuzzFeed hasn’t learned its lesson about leaving Twitter curation to the experts. Today managing editor Scott Lamb published a list of “People Tweeting Hideous Things About Sandra Fluke.” The tweets were truly vile. But the most sickening tweet of all wasn’t even directed at Fluke — it targeted conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

So the worst tweet in this @Buzzfeed roundup of awful tweets about Sandra Fluke is actually directed at @dloesch http://t.co/6eenFMUj

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Here is a screen shot of @BuzzFeed's screw up preserved for posterity http://t.co/SR4Yz2ap

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Click the screen shot to enlarge.

Here’s the tweet:

Put a big fat dick in your mouth & shut the fuck up kthxbi RT @DLoesch: FYI,most insurance covers birth control for health reasons. #DNC2012

— ValentinoShadyHeels (@xosdlc) September 6, 2012

And if you have any doubt it was aimed at Loesch, check out the unhinged Twitterer’s next tweet.

Glady, slut. RT @DLoesch: Make me. [censored] RT @xosdlc: Put a big fat d*ck in your mouth & shut the f*ck up kthxbi RT @DLoesch

— ValentinoShadyHeels (@xosdlc) September 6, 2012

Disgusting. And typical of the misogynist slurs lobbed at conservative women every hour of every day. Somehow — somehow — BuzzFeed manages to miss the despicable hate tweets aimed at Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Ann Romney, Janna Ryan, Mia Love, Nikki HaleyBarbara Bush, Jan BrewerBrad Pitt’s pro-life mom and countless others.

Twitchy founder/CEO Michelle Malkin includes a repulsive hate tweet in each MichelleMalkin.com newsletter. And here’s just a small sample of the tolerant, loving tweets Dana Loesch received this week.

https://twitter.com/ikeepearnin/status/243663500528984064

https://twitter.com/IndieObama/status/243755470362386433

@dloesch STFU bitch your excuse for a convention was last week loser.

— Allen Ray Amos (@allen_amos) September 4, 2012

@DLoesch Hope you enjoy Obama for another 4 years you unfunny bitch.

— Tony (@homiedaclown24) September 6, 2012

But covering those wouldn’t further the Left’s false “War on Liberal Women” narrative, would it?

BuzzFeed ignores Twitter attacks on Loesch and other conservative women. Well, except when “real journalists” like Lamb think they can get away with using those tweets to contribute to Fluke’s progressive martyrdom.

Loesch didn’t let BuzzFeed get away with it.

Where is the @Buzzfeed article about the hate Tweets in my timeline because I disagreed with Fluke?

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Where is the @Buzzfeed article discussing the vile threats and slurs aimed at conservative women every day? @scottlamb

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Fluke's name wasn't even mentioned in this Tweet, but @scottlamb is determined to make it work for Fluke for sympathy. http://t.co/Ia5xIq0L

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

SHH! @ScottLamb can't write about the vile threats and slurs directed at conservative women! That would destroy the Fluke narrative!

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 6, 2012

Bingo! Fight like a girl, Dana!

Others called out BuzzFeed’s latest bias peepshow.

@marychastain @DLoesch @BuzzFeed Dummbies at BF have meany tweets about Fluke but one is directed at Dana. http://t.co/vE9yiWQ1

— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico Well @BuzzFeed & @scottlamb have ignored sick insults & threats at @dloesch & @michellemalkin forever. Sandra is BF hero.

— Ed Shahzade (@Ed) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico @Buzzfeed journalism strikes again!

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) September 6, 2012

After conservatives shamed BuzzFeed, the site was forced to remove the tweet directed at Loesch. But the correction was less than transparent.

Looks like @buzzfeed removed the tweet directed at @dloesch but I don't see any correction yet…

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

Here is @Buzzfeed's correction on the Fluke/@dloesch screw up: "We've removed a Tweet that was aimed at someone other than Fluke."

— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) September 6, 2012

@collegepolitico @Buzzfeed @dloesch Curious. Who is this "other" person? & why does it not deserve condemnation too? #mysteriesoftheuniverse

— Jason Willoughby (@jpwilloughby) September 6, 2012

@DLoesch @Buzzfeed @scottlamb I like that they note they've removed the tweet aimed at you, but w/o your name or any condemnation of it.

— Kate (@kateinva) September 6, 2012

No mention of Loesch, no condemnation of that hate tweet and absolutely no acknowledgment that the tweet was directed at a conservative woman. But hey, heckuva job, BuzzFeeders!

Hey @Scottlamb, thx for highlighting the fact that no one writes up stories about the vile tweets directed at @Dloesch. http://t.co/TxsdCJpL

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) September 6, 2012

From now on, try leaving the hate-tweet collection to sites that are up to the task. Cough, Twitchy, cough.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/06/buzzfeed-highlights-attacks-on-sandra-fluke-with-tweet-targeting-dana-loesch/

George W. Bush trick-or-treats with ‘tiny astronaut’ Mila

http://twitter.com/#!/KT_Anna/status/396071851450843136

The former president isn’t in costume, but we think he’s over the moon with his “tiny astronaut” in his arms.

http://twitter.com/#!/ethanklapper/status/396071581812006912

http://twitter.com/#!/hayleybethjones/status/396075458485157888
http://twitter.com/#!/jgraycnn/status/396081086507540480
http://twitter.com/#!/Grandbulldoggie/status/396075789256753152

Update: Did we say George W. Bush? We meant to say “grandpa-jefe.”

http://twitter.com/#!/JennaBushHager/status/396093187371978752

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/31/adorable-george-w-bush-trick-or-treats-with-tiny-astronaut-mila/

This Picture Perfect Wedding Day Was Almost Ruined By An Uninvited Guest.

Weddings are a beautiful way to celebrate love between two people who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together. But before the bliss could really begin for this couple, they were forced to deal with one of those pesky uninvited guests who always seem to sneak their way in.

The newlyweds, Rebecca and Brian Pepper, were enjoying their sunset photoshoot when the photographer noticed someone lurking in the background…

Photobombed by a bull!

Photographer Rachel Deane wanted to make the most of the curious bovine and instructed Rebecca and Brian to ignore it.

But it kept inching closer…

And closer…

Eventually taking a sniff at Rebecca’s dress.

They were able to get it away from the dress, but it apparently wasn’t okay with that.

Luckily, this groom grew up around bulls all his life, so he knew exactly how to deal with the situation.

Brian, a canola farmer, noticed it rearing its back and dusting up the ground, preparing to attack.

And the crisis was avoided, but they still have a great story to tell.

(via Daily Mail.)

Other than fearing for their own safety, the new husband and wife were worried about the fancy wheels they had rented for the special occasion. Thank goodness for Brian thinking quick on his feet!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/bull-wedding/

Celebs urging the uninsured to #GetCovered don’t earn points for creativity

http://twitter.com/#!/georgelopez/status/411178677117128704

Many celebs took to Twitter to urge people to #GetCovered under Obamacare.

For people who might pride themselves on being in “creative” fields of endeavor, you’ll notice that a lot of them used “canned” tweets:

http://twitter.com/#!/therealTiffany/status/411178686046818305
http://twitter.com/#!/rocsidiaz/status/411178674701209601
http://twitter.com/#!/TatyanaAli/status/411178680464199680
http://twitter.com/#!/CashWarren/status/411178689259638785
http://twitter.com/#!/TerrenceJ/status/411178687795826689
http://twitter.com/#!/jurneesmollett/status/411178705562910720
http://twitter.com/#!/MarlonWayans/status/411178711665635328
http://twitter.com/#!/bryangreenberg/status/411182351268720640
http://twitter.com/#!/RachaelLCook/status/411182471620100097
http://twitter.com/#!/greggrunberg/status/411178693772726273

And of course Kal Penn along with Adam Levine and Fran Drescher have also urged people to #GetCovered. How many of these same people are signing up for it themselves is not known.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/12/celebs-urging-the-uninsured-to-getcovered-dont-earn-points-for-creativity/