Michelle Fields’ former prof accuses her of going ‘full retard’; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/498266066230210560

PJ Media political reporter and commentator Michelle Fields appeared Saturday on Fox News’ “Cashin’ In,” and while we assume most viewers enjoyed her input, a former professor declared that his erstwhile student had gone “full retard.”

http://twitter.com/#!/MichelleFields/status/498247166855770113

That’s not the sort of insensitive, non-PC language we’ve become used to hearing from leftist university professors. Oh wait, it is.

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@MichelleFields @pepperdine
Is that asshole tenured? If not, that SOAB should be fired! What a Dick.
Ask him on PJTV & debate the prick!— Fox News Fan (@FNC_Ladies_Rule) August 09, 2014

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Update:

In an email to Twitchy and in a series of tweets posted last night, Professor Burgos denied he was the person who accused Michelle Fields of going “full retard.” Please see this post for more information.

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/09/michelle-fields-former-pepperdine-professor-accuses-her-of-going-full-retard-on-fox-news/

Road rage? Twitter exec deletes tweet about setting dogs on BART strikers

http://twitter.com/#!/grossman/status/391391833961418752

So, did the head of global operations for Twitter Media really tweet his wish that dobermans would be set on the BART strikers in the Bay Area? It looks that way, but Ben Grossman has since deleted the tweet and written it off as a byproduct of “road rage.” Twitchy already introduced you to 50 people pissed off at the BART workers, but unleashing the hounds? That didn’t go over well with strike supporters or opponents, despite the widespread frustration.

http://twitter.com/#!/KeshCelina/status/392417899274452992

If you have to ask if it’s too angry, there’s a good chance it’s too angry.

http://twitter.com/#!/Mike_FTW/status/391652714318270464
http://twitter.com/#!/katherinekarlin/status/391779041688035328
http://twitter.com/#!/consumer25/status/391674077435662337
http://twitter.com/#!/HaroldItz/status/391669545427304448

He did apologize, eventually, and even received a good piece of advice fit for the Twitter employee manual.

http://twitter.com/#!/NonTechieTalk/status/391625133745373186

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/10/21/road-rage-twitter-exec-deletes-tweet-about-setting-dogs-on-bart-strikers/

WTF: Vox calls ‘Gone Girl’ the ‘most feminist mainstream movie in years’

http://twitter.com/#!/Aaronthepriest/status/519163842598035456

[Spoiler Alert]

Leave it to Vox to consistently find new ways to out-Vox itself. Here’s the latest:

Gone Girl is the most feminist mainstream movie in years http://t.co/ZHUSRB3rRc

— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 6, 2014

What?

Oh look, it's by a dude @tnwhiskeywoman

— Witch of West Africa (@graceishuman) October 6, 2014

"And in destroying her husband's life, she's symbolically taking back power for women everywhere." Whut. @tnwhiskeywoman

— Witch of West Africa (@graceishuman) October 6, 2014

In case you don’t know the plot of “Gone Girl,” here’s a quick summary of the film which is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn [spoiler alert, again]:

Wife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) tries to frame her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) for murder because he’s cheating on her. When her plan goes awry, she then fakes a rape and murders a former boyfriend (Doogie Howser) to keep herself from getting in trouble. Amy then uses sperm Nick donated at a fertility clinic to become pregnant, thus trapping Nick in a loveless marriage. The end.

This is the “most feminist mainstream movie in years?” For real?

Yes. And here’s Todd VanDerWerff of Vox ‘splaining why:

But open up Gone Girl and dig around in its guts, and you find something surprising. This is perhaps the most feminist mainstream movie in years, a forthright depiction of the ways that society controls women and forces them into certain roles, then lets men basically do whatever they want. Amy Dunne might be a monster, but she’s no sui generis psychopath. No, she’s Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together by a husband, parents, and a social order that demanded she be certain things, rather than who she really was.

And in destroying her husband’s life, she’s symbolically taking back power for women everywhere.

Who knew murder and faking rape are now symbols of “taking back power,” at least according to this one male-privileged writer at Vox.

This @tvoti piece, celebrating Gone Girl's supposed feminist, is one of the most immoral articles I have ever read: http://t.co/n05etEabOF

— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) October 6, 2014

But for everyone else, how “ridiculous” is this piece on the Vox-ometer list of other ridiculous articles? Here’s John Podhoretz, editor of “Commentary,” with the answer:

This is even more ridiculous than when @Vox thought there was a bridge between Gaza and Israel. http://t.co/y6ORBAGWAY

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 6, 2014

Yep. It’s that bad.

But John is a guy, what does he know. What about a noted feminist writer like Sarah Reese Jones? Does she see any feminism in “Gone Girl”? Nope:

I loved Gone Girl, but it's not exemplary of "feminism" to be a sociopath who exacts revenge on lovers who scorn her.

— Sarah Reese Jones (@srjones66) October 6, 2014

Or maybe “Gone Girl” is both feminist and misogynist!

Vox: Gone Girl is a marvel of feminism. http://t.co/KNtwC1QxBk The Guardian: Gone Girl is a marvel of misogyny. http://t.co/X9qY6Z7UXv

— neontaster (@neontaster) October 6, 2014

Something for everyone! Including a brief glimpse of Ben Affleck’s manly parts, if you’re paying attention:

Shocked and appalled to hear that other members of my gender didn't spot Ben Affleck's full frontal moment in Gone Girl. #AmericasHusband

— Ryan Case (@film114) October 6, 2014

Who wouldn’t pay attention closely enough to see his manly parts, especially after watching his “frothing bull” act on Bill Maher’s show on Friday? So sexy and feministy.

Related:

‘Thinks he’s General Patton now’: Vox’s Gaza bridge expert not too worried about ISIS

‘Why Vox readers need to panic’: Here was Vox’s Ebola prediction three weeks ago

That awkward moment when an MSNBC producer mocks Vox lie while MSNBC repeats lie [photos]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/06/wtf-this-is-feminism-vox-calls-gone-girl-the-most-feminist-mainstream-movie-in-years/

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s parents on quest to get verified

@verified you should verify me I'm jack's dad.

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

@marciadorsey: Twitter I'm not @verified…. Should I be?” If @jack’s mom isn’t verified, I have no chance.

— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) April 9, 2013

Word spread on Twitter today that even the microblogging pioneer’s parents haven’t earned the coveted blue “Verified” check mark.

No way? Way!

Jack Dorsey’s dad, Tim, was tweeting lightheartedly last night:

Obvious it's not & he only has 1 dad! “@michaelcalhoun: Is it that easy "@Tim535353 @verified you should verify me I'm jack's dad."”

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Maybe you could lead the campaign “@michaelcalhoun: For my verification. @Tim535353 @verified you should verify me I'm jack's dad.

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Thanks! Need campaign mgr @missypinkerton: Hey, @verified this is @jack's dad RT @Tim535353: @verified you should verify me I'm jack's dad.

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Are to building a campaign strategy for the verification? “@publiceyestl: @Tim535353 @missypinkerton @verified @jack @verified You rang?”

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Yes I need verification. “@bwahby: @Tim535353 @publiceyestl @missypinkerton @verified @jack @verified tim ur @jack's dad!? Omg”

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Thanks yr support “@MayorSlay: @jack Success hathousand fathers. Very confusing. That's a good reason to @verify the real @Tim535353. #fgs

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Heh:

.@jack's parents may be holding him hostage. He hasn't tweeted today and they both are wanting to be verified. @marciadorsey @Tim535353

— Jim (@stljv) April 9, 2013

Papa Dorsey tweeted directly to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo:

Please @dickc@MayorSlay: @jack Success has a thousand fathers. Very confusing. That's a good reason to @verify the real @Tim535353. #fgs

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

And the quest continued through the day:

time to get @Tim535353 and @marciadorsey @verified! After all they are the GRANDPARENTS OF TWITTER. http://t.co/oD2nlYuA7G CC: @jack

— Sam Levin (@SamTLevin) April 9, 2013

Word spread to the Riverfront Times:

We made the RiverfrontTimes Blog @marciadorsey soon @verified. Read the Blog its fun!Even have @MayorSlay behind us! http://t.co/jbbWknuJ62

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 9, 2013

Parents of Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, St. Louis Native, Launch Campaign to Get Verified http://t.co/orgXsZ6XFV

— Riverfront Times (@RiverfrontTimes) April 9, 2013

Twitter supporters kept up the campaign:

..Not sure why @jacks's parents @Tim535353 @marciadorsey don't have the #bluecheckswag by being @verified but they are NO doubt his parents

— heykim (@heykim) April 9, 2013

…when @jack says @Tim535353 @marciadorsey are his parents – that's good enough for me …

— heykim (@heykim) April 9, 2013

Jack Dorsey's parents desperately want to get "Verified" Twitter status. All I can say is, join the club! http://t.co/heraNLA2r2

— Jay Yarow (@jyarow) April 9, 2013

Dorsey’s mom, Marcia, weighed in:

You may not be verified, but now the morning is! RT @marciadorsey: Good Morning! pic.twitter.com/BaBTEHw0KN

— Richard Callow (@publiceyestl) April 9, 2013

#BOOM❗ RT @marciadorsey: AND I really am @jack's mom….

— heykim (@heykim) April 9, 2013

No word from Dorsey yet. His last several tweets have been focused on Twitter App Vine:

Congrats to the Vine team! Number 1 on the App Store! pic.twitter.com/tkKNwuFp9V

— Jack (@jack) April 9, 2013

Goodbye, San Francisco. https://t.co/Wk9sLCsRW7

— Jack (@jack) April 9, 2013

Maybe Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey should Vine their  verification requests?

@marciadorsey: @Tim535353 to me… "Wait, I'm going to Vine this… Don't talk'”

— Tim Dorsey (@Tim535353) April 8, 2013

Stay tuned.

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Previous:

Twitter creator Jack Dorsey’s family members swell with pride

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/09/twitter-founder-jack-dorseys-parents-on-quest-to-get-verified/

Here’s How To Chill The F*** Out In Under 10 Minutes

Sometimes you just have to take a second for a little “me time.”

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Meditation can be a super quick and easy solution to ease anxiety and calm yourself in any situation.

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I recently took an intensive six-week mediation course with psychic and energy healer Kris Cahill to learn how to soothe my anxiety issues.

Throughout her Meditation 1 class, students learn how to “become centered and focused, feel more relaxed while also feeling more energized, learn about being in present time.” Basically, she teaches you how to deal with anxiety and how to prevent bad thoughts from taking over your mind.

Here’s what I learned:

1. First, get into the calming state of mind by playing some relaxing music.

2. Be sure to sit on an upright chair and put your feet firmly on the floor.

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This way you’ll be able to take in ~new energy~ evenly.

3. Be sure to sit up straight rather than slumped over.

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4. Avoid crossing your arms and lay both of your palms face up on your legs. You’re now ready to get into your mediation.

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Now close your eyes, and you’re ready to get into your meditation.

5. Start by breathing slowly and deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. Then picture having a cord connected to your tailbone that goes all the way to the center of the Earth.

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This is called your “grounding cord,” and it’s what connects you to the Earth and new energy. Slowly picture it widening into your entire seat. Your grounding cord can look like anything, as long as it’s a color or pattern that comforts you or makes you feel serene. There’s no right or wrong way it should look.

The grounding cord is basically your highway for exchanging bad energy for good energy. Imagine it bringing you new energy from the Earth and simultaneously pushing out your old energy.

6. Now that you’re in your meditative state, picture anything that’s been stressing you out leaving your body with every exhale.

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By entering the “center of your head,” you should picture waving good-bye to all your “bad energy,” whether it be relationship problems, work, or financial issues.

7. Now picture your “aura,” or your personal space around you, and acknowledge what color you want it to be.

Macey J Foronda and Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed

Your aura is a field of energy around your entire body. Picture your aura as a protective bubble around you that starts 1 to 3 feet away from your body. You might naturally see a color take over your aura, and it can mean anything from security to self-love. There’s not really any bad color.

Your aura tends to take on energy from others, whether it be their worries or even happiness. By pushing out all your old energy, you’re cleansing and refreshing your own aura.

8. Finally, imagine a giant golden sun is above you, and it’s slowly filling your body with warm, happy energy, like water filling up a glass.

Macey J Foronda and Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed

This way, you’ll feel renewed with fresh energy, and hopefully all your anxiety and worry have been replaced with a serene feeling of relaxation.

9. Now, once you finally take a few final deep breaths, slowly open your eyes and your should feel as relaxed as this baby owl.

For more meditation and relaxation techniques, you can visit Kris’ website here, and if you need to relax on the go, here’s a soothing audio track with step-by-step instructions.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/candacelowry/heres-how-to-chill-the-f-out-in-under-10-minutes

‘You’re really bad at this’: Twitter issues guidelines for removing verification from accounts

We joke a lot about “blue-check Twitter” on here, but the real joke seems to be Twitter’s own implementation of the program.

As Twitchy recently reported, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black threatened to leave the service after white nationalist Jason Kessler earned a coveted blue check from Twitter. The next day, Twitter issued a statement saying that verification wasn’t meant to be seen as an endorsement.

Read more: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/11/15/youre-really-bad-at-this-twitter-issues-guidelines-for-removing-verification-from-accounts/

He Was Punished By His Owner In The Cruelest, Most Insane Way…Your Heart Will Break

It’s easy to get frustrated with our little animal friends, but even at their worst there’s absolutely no excuse for the amount of pain this poor pup was subjected to. At just six-weeks-old, like many young puppies, he chewed on something he shouldn’t have — his owner’s phone.

Instead of behaving like a rational human being, the cruel owner doused the tiny animal with boiling hot water and tossed him out of the fourth story balcony of his apartment in Chengdu, China. That could have easily been the tragic end of this sad story, but luckily someone came by to offer the kindness this sweet boy so desperately deserved.

Warning: the images of his wounds are extremely graphic.

Yan Yingying found the scalded pup lying on the street and immediately rushed him to a vet.

They did the best they could to stabilize the poor thing, now going by Tuffy, but he needed more help than the local clinic could provide.

So Yingying brought him to the skillful folks at Animals Asia about an hour’s drive outside of Chengdu.

Though the staff members had seen plenty of cases of abuse and trauma cross their path, they had never seen anything this barbaric and heartbreaking.

His body was covered in so many blisters that he couldn’t even close his eyes to sleep.

Slowly, thanks to an amazing team of doctors, Tuffy started to get better.

Injections and grafts from a small portion of skin by his scrotum that was untouched by the water gave the little guy a second chance.

Yingying would frequently visit Tuffy while he recovered, and once he was well enough, she brought him home to stay with her forever.

Large sections of his fur still haven’t grown back, but generous strangers have donated adorable new coats to keep him warm.

Despite all that he’s been through, Tuffy is finally the happy, playful pup he was born to be.

(via The Dodo)

It’s incredible that such a small dog could have so much strength and determination to get well. Thank goodness for the kind humans who outweighed the cruelty of another to give this cutie a second chance at finding trust, love, and happiness.

Visit Animals Asia’s website to make a donation and help them save more lives just like Tuffy.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tuffy-boiled-water-abused-puppy/

‘I know how to fill a bustier’: Bette Midler asks if she should give Congress a go

http://twitter.com/#!/GailUpp/status/489525547584610304

Has Bette Midler decided to stop just sounding off about politics on Twitter and put her money where her mouth is?

http://twitter.com/#!/BetteMidler/status/489457421182840832

Well, that’s … something.

http://twitter.com/#!/MavisMartin/status/489457744890822656

And what basis would that be, exactly? It probably doesn’t matter, seeing as even if Midler were serious, she likely wouldn’t have much political wind beneath her wings. The only wind we can find is between her ears. And maybe between this guy’s:

http://twitter.com/#!/PaulLiederbach/status/489457804185706496

President Bette Midler? There’s a thought exercise we’d rather sit out on.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Bette Midler

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/16/i-know-how-to-fill-a-bustier-bette-midler-asks-if-she-should-give-congress-a-go/