Conservative activist Grover Norquist appeared on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” tonight, and to much surprise, the interview didn’t receive the standing ovation Stewart normally receives for pounding on politicians and fellow pundits. The twitter reaction has been a bit mixed, needless to say:
Grover Norquist: "Reagan didn't want to raise taxes." Thank you, Captain Obvious. However, note that he did when it was appropriate.
— Robert Dean (@deanrl) March 13, 2012
Adjust the hue on your television, and Grover Norquist could pass as Grover on Sesame Street. #thedailyshow
— Craig Woods (@Hyphen) March 13, 2012
Jon Stewart is never more pathetic than when confronted with a REAL public intellectual. Grover Norquist made him look like the fool he is.
— Seamus McBundy (@SelfmadeGod) March 13, 2012
Hey Grover Norquist. EDUCATION is not a "special interest group".
— patrick muldowney (@patmuldowney) March 13, 2012
Did you catch the interview? What did you think?
Questioned today about differing standards and releasing her own tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the issue a distraction and even suggested the possibility that the media should face disclosure requirements as well.
Pelosi says her refusal to release her tax returns is a distraction in the presidential election. Only 17 members of Congress have released!
— No Liberals (@NoLiberals) July 20, 2012
Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, the most vocal voices that have called on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, refuse to release theirs.
— Joe Cienkowski (@JoeCienkowski) July 19, 2012
— Illegal Alien (@rovibe71) July 20, 2012
ABC’s Jake Tapper tweeted to clarify that Pelosi was not dismissing the demand for Romney’s tax returns; rather, she was concerned that the questions were taking too much of her limited time.
LOL! RT @jaketapper: Pelosi on Romney tax returns issue: “We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts"
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) July 19, 2012
to be clear: pelosi was talking about spending "too much time" on the tax returns issue at her press avail — not as a general matter
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 19, 2012
@jaketapper So Pelosi's comments are being taken out of context, right Jake? For the "smaht party" they sure have a hard time w/messaging.
— Flora Duh (@FloraDuh1) July 19, 2012
@jaketapper You should be Pelosi's press secretary.
— juliebean (@juliagulia614) July 19, 2012
— william harris (@TigernBham) July 19, 2012
Pelosi clarified that “there’s no rule” that requires Romney to release his tax returns but it is the “custom” for presidential candidates and “a tradition” — and that she would release her returns “when I run for president.”
A promise wrapped in a chilling threat… Pelosi: I'll release my tax returns when I run for president http://t.co/VB6IIBH4
— Mike McNally (@notoserfdom) July 20, 2012
Nine scariest words I've ever heard: "When I run for President of the United States…" says Nancy Pelosi. Aaaaagh! http://t.co/VUdNZveZ
— Right Words (@RightWordWriter) July 19, 2012
Apparently feeling cornered over the issue, Pelosi went so far as to suggest that the reporters’ tax returns be made public. “What do you think of that? For everybody. For everybody who writes about it. For everybody who hires people who write about it. For corporate ownership of the media and what are they doing as far as their taxes are concerned?” She then added, “But really, let’s not be silly.”
It might be a bit late for that.
Chobi, the long-haired dachshund from Japan tries to navigate his long physique through a tricky maze of water bottles. You can see more of Chobi on his Instagram page.
Vine is a weird place.
1. About a week ago, Vine user Nathan Moszyk posted this video of a little kid getting hit in the face with a basketball.
2. The kid who got hit in the face is named Brady, he’s 11-years-old, and he’s from Michigan. On Vine, though, everyone’s been calling him Crack Kid.
3. In the week since Brady got hit in the face with a basketball, both his Vine account and Nathan’s Vine accounts have grown to over 16,000 followers.
4. And not only are they now bonafide Vine celebrities, Brady’s epic screech has been remixed in every way imaginable…
5. People have added Brady into movies.
8. You can also put him in almost any song.
13. And more than a few people are even doing the #CrackKid.
15. So, let this be a lesson to you, if you want to get Vine famous, hurting yourself and making loud noises are a good place to start.
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