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Reporter compares the Ebola quarantine to WWII internment camps!/laura_lrnzo/status/526458885003956224

Ron Fournier, reporter for National Journal, has earned our praise on these pages of late as a voice of reason in the ongoing national debate on Ebola, which is why this tweet of his took us by surprise:!/ron_fournier/status/526457661026746368

That’s right — The 21-day quarantine of aid worker Kaci Hickox, who just arrived in Newark, NJ after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, is now the same as WWII internment camps.

Fournier’s readers blasted him for the analogy:

We agree. But Fournier didn’t back down:

And this is probably the most important response to highlight:

Yep. Illinois has a quarantine, too, as well as Connecticut. Via the New York Times:

On Saturday, in a sign of growing concern about the virus, Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois, the home of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, began a quarantine program similar to the one in place in New York and New Jersey. Connecticut, which enacted a similar policy on Oct. 7, has quarantined nine people who have so far showed no symptoms.

Got that, Ron? Connecticut’s Democratic governor has been quarantining Ebola aid workers since October 7 and nobody has said a thing. But Christie does it and all of a sudden it’s like an internment camp?


Full Twitchy coverage of Ebola here.



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What’s up with echo during Obama speech? These proposed reasons are perfect!/KatMcKinley/status/509869788462850048

Other viewers of the president’s address to the nation on ISIS were wondering the same thing. What is up with the distracting echo?!/patelsmoker13/status/509870749822111744!/IhleBill/status/509870624982847492!/Cameron_Gray/status/509870086401048576


Perhaps this is why?!/JaredRizzi/status/509870651080200192




Here is the White House’s pre-speech Obama photo and it’s pitiful

Obama to declare airstrikes against ISIS ‘wherever they exist’; Um. What about this, genius?

Don’t look now Obama, but givers are helping to #NameObamaISISOperation [photos]

We agree this is one of the best reasons to watch an Obama speech

Strategy decided? Obama to address the nation Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT regarding ISIS

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Did White House inadvertently publicly identify CIA station chief in Kabul?!/mrosenbergNYT/status/470629246818594816

President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday.

There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:!/rajivwashpost/status/470613131199139840

A huge blunder, if the reports are accurate.!/CIAspygirl/status/470644903111061504!/BradMossEsq/status/470638486190837760!/malasqalani/status/470614585935155201

Twitchy will update this story if more details become available.


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‘Have fun storming the White House’! Secret Service mocked over fence jumper!/freddoso/status/516690886202490880

As WaPo’s Carol Leonnig reported, the Secret Service apparently messed up even more than previously thought when it came to confronting White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez. And now, the White House is paying the price … with the public:

I think the one issue uniting left and right in our country is that maybe the White House's security isn't totally great.

— Isaac Morrison (@Thorrison) September 29, 2014

If the Secret Service hasn’t done it already, hiring an image consultant would be a good next step.

So you're telling me the same agency that hired hookers in Colombia botched White House security? Who could have ever seen that coming…

— Hipster Serpico (@KimMarcumTexas) September 29, 2014

We're sure that the fence jumper isn't still in the White House now, correct?

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 29, 2014

The Secret Service seems better at keeping secrets than serving the President.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 29, 2014

More like Secretly Bad Service. HA.

— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) September 29, 2014

As punishment, Michelle Obama is going to make the Secret Service eat a week's worth of her school lunches.

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 29, 2014

"Good luck, have fun storming the White House" — Miracle Max to the White House intruder

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 29, 2014

BREAKING: WH intruder actually spent the night in the Lincoln Bedroom.

— Nathan Edmondson (@nathanedmondson) September 29, 2014

BREAKING: Last week an 8-year-old boy climbed onto White House roof to recover frisbee.

— Nathan Edmondson (@nathanedmondson) September 29, 2014

Fake breaking: WH fence jumper was stopped literally inches before gaining entrance to the secret vault, thought to hold Obama's birth cert

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 29, 2014

White House fence jumper ordered movies on Showtime on Demand, burned microwave popcorn.

— David Waldman (@KagroX) September 29, 2014

White House fence-jumper sat in presidential dining room, ate five-course meal, did his own dishes.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 29, 2014

White House fence-jumper entered presidential residence, installed iOS 8.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 29, 2014

White House fence-jumper sat in Lincoln Bedroom, started jigsaw puzzle, failed to figure out top right corner, got frustrated, left in rush.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 29, 2014

White House fence-jumper crocheted baby blanket, matching hat, posted them on Etsy.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 29, 2014

White House fence-jumper tracked dirt on carpet, tested cleaning power of Dyson, Hoover, Electrolux vacuums, filmed it, posted it to Youtube

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) September 29, 2014

The fence-jumper apparently sat down to dinner with the Obamas, stayed for drinks, and finally was apprehended.

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 29, 2014

They finally figured it out when POTUS said, "Hey, wait a minute, you're not the guy I appointed Secretary of Labor."

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 29, 2014

In fact, it appears the fence-jumper actually signed three bills into law before the Secret Service caught up

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 29, 2014

Talk about bad optics, huh?

Smartest admin in history.. Completely caught off guard by everything… Economy, terrorists, fence jumping lunatics.

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 29, 2014

Editor’s note: This post haps been updated with additional tweets.



Report: White House evacuated thanks to another fence-jumper; Update: More photos, video; Update: Made it through doors

‘ISIS takes notes’: Fence-jumper makes his way into White House’s front doors

‘Seems insane’: Fox News’ Ed Henry questions how fence jumper made it inside White House

‘So much win’: Richard Grenell has DREAM-y suggestion ‘to be fair’ with WH fence jumper

Yesterday’s White House fence-jumper identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, a homeless veteran with PTSD

White House fence-jumper had 800 rounds of ammo, machete, hatchets in car

Fox News’ Clayton Morris notices something ‘embarrassing’ about new WH ‘fence’; It’s hilarious [photos]

‘Quite sad’ warning on new layer of WH fence missing something; Jim Geraghty zings

Secret’s out! US Secret Service needs refresher course in protecting WH

WH fence jumper came to warn Obama that ‘the atmosphere is collapsing’

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All in: White House dopes still giving ‘piece’ a chance [pics]

Amazingly, after 4 hrs, this typo is still up – MT @WhiteHouse: #GetCovered because
your mom will have peace of mind

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) December 13, 2013

It’s been 16 hours since our “betters” at the White House tweeted an image urging you to “#GetCovered because it’ll give your mom piece of mind.”


The tweet is still up and the White House Twitter account has not acknowledged the error.

We hope they didn’t print too many jerseys with that message. But who are we to mock? The White House clearly knows “the smart thing to do.”

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Shaun King joins ranks of Resistance warriors triggered by how Trump’s ‘militarizing’ WH

President Trump’s announcement yesterday set off some alarms on the Left:

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‘Tone-deaf mendacity’: Lying WH invokes Christmas in outrageous O-care tweet!/redsteeze/status/408283777132003328

You couldn’t make this stuff up. As the pernicious Obamacare sinkhole continues to expand, taking more and more Americans down with it, the White House had the nerve to tweet this this afternoon:!/WhiteHouse/status/408282617327259648


Seriously — what fresh hell is this?!/gabrielmalor/status/408288099161346048

To say that the Obama White House lacks self-awareness is to be generous. It really seems more and more like we’re dealing with a malicious administration that doesn’t give a second thought to lying through its rotten teeth.!/redsteeze/status/408283674946187264!/CAAmyO/status/408285698907570177!/BenHowe/status/408289903969972226

Team Obama knew from the start that Americans would be losing their health insurance due to Obamacare. And even now, the White House is unwilling to admit that the number of people screwed is much, much higher than one million.!/chuck_dizzle/status/408284525974650881

Silence from the White House about that.

We’ll close with a flashback:!/bccohan/status/408286191000514561

Oh, we remember.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets. Additionally, clarification was added to reflect that millions of Americans are losing their current health care coverage.

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Which is it? State Dept. and Donald Trump can’t seem to agree on Qatar

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