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Let’s DO this! MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ asked Howard Schultz how much Cheerios cost (maybe Elizabeth Warren knows)

Twitchy - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:42

The “Morning Joe” crew asked Howard Schultz a question this morning, and apparently he disqualified himself from ever running for public office, or something:

Morning Joe Asks Howard Schultz How Much a Box of Cheerios Costs. He Does Not Know.

— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 30, 2019

Is there a nationally set price on a box of Cheerios? Schultz replied that he doesn’t eat Cheerios, but according to Mika Brzezinski, the correct answer is “four bucks.” (Price at YOUR local store may vary)

“And next on Morning Joe we’ll have Steve Rattner join us to analyze this sound bite.”

— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) January 30, 2019

Do they really want to go there?

Starbucks guy out of touch for not knowing how much cereal costs. Hillary needed 3 people, 2 phone calls and emails to get her a diet coke and couldn't work a remote control means she's just quirky like us.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 30, 2019

Schultz should have responded: “Forget Cheerios, wtf did this cost?”

— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) January 30, 2019

Funny but Trump never got asked these kind of questions when Morning Joe was his biggest cheerleader.

Here's a question though…how much does it cost to rent the National Archives for your wedding when the rules say it can't be used for private events?

— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) January 30, 2019

Hey, a fair question is a fair question!

Now ask @SenWarren the same question @JoeNBC.

— Christie (@RepRepublic) January 30, 2019

Warren’s next at-home live video may well contain the phrase “I’m gonna get me a box of Cheerios.”

Funny how y’all never asked Hillary Clinton these questions, who I guarantee has not made her own breakfast or bought her own cereal since 1987.

— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) January 30, 2019

Clearly he begins his day with a slice of lemon pound cake and a grande latte. Also this is a dumb “gotcha” ploy to make him seem out of touch. I don’t know how much Cheerios are either because I don’t eat cereal.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 30, 2019

There doesn’t appear to be a very clear-cut answer to the “Morning Joe” question of the day.

I have zero idea, and I am around a billion dollars away from being a billionaire.

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 30, 2019

I haven’t purchased cereal in 15 years. I’m not a rich person. I have no idea how much Cheerios cost. It’s a dumb question.

— Joseph Wade Miller ✝ (@J_Wade_Miller) January 30, 2019

Like, what's the insinuation here? That if he doesn't know the exact price point on certain groceries, he's unqualified to be president?

— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 30, 2019

The Price is Right proved that most people don't know what things cost even if they buy them a lot, and I'm not sure why this is relevant.

— Lee Doren (@LDoren) January 30, 2019

Joe Scarborough is a real man of the people. You can spot him in Manhattan, hunkered down against the cold and the wind, pushing his grocery cart up the sidewalk after a trip to Gristedes to buy more beans and bread

— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) January 30, 2019

Howard Schultz should have punched back with something like, "I know how much it costs a business to pay for an employee's health insurance."

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) January 30, 2019


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‘It’ll be a massive crisis’: Here’s a great thread destroying Kamala Harris’ Medicare for all pipe dream

Twitchy - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:28

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris was treated to a CNN forum Monday night where she said let’s go ahead and scrap private health insurance. Then she backpedaled, and then CNN backpedaled on saying she backpedaled when her campaign contacted CNN and told them she hadn’t backpedaled at all.

In short, it still leaves us at Harris pushing Medicare for all, and in her magnanimity perhaps allowing some private health insurers to stay in business if they so choose.

A lot of Democrats (and Bernie Sanders) are advocating for Medicare for all, but on Tuesday, pediatrician Joe Silverman posted a great thread explaining just what’s wrong with the idea and why it will create a crisis in health care.

Ok, let’s briefly talk about @KamalaHarris’s “Medicare for all.” I guess I shouldn’t continue to be surprised when political hacks lie to us but, you know, I just am. Here are some medical business realities:


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

1. Medicine is a moderately low margin business. That means that the vast majority of the revenues we take in goes to pay rent, salaries, supplies, insurance, etc. My partners and I take home what’s left.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

2. That margin is small enough that even small factors like the severity of the flu season can mean the difference between a good and bad year for us financially.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

3. Public insurance pays for crap. I take TRICARE (military families) as an emotional thing. TRICARE pays me less than my cost to provide care. I personally lose money on it. TRICARE pays Medicare rates.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

5. The government doesn’t care what I make. I’m a private contractor for TRICARE. If my entire practice was TRICARE/Medicare, I’d be out of business within three months. The government doesn’t give a shit. They pay what they pay and I suck it up or stop taking their patients.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

6. So when we move to Medicare for all, what happens to most doctors who own their own practices? We get fucked. We close our doors and beg hospitals to hire us. It’ll be a massive crisis.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

7. “Oh, doctors are greedy!” Right. I literally will lose money in Medicare for all. That’s a 100%+ tax on private practice doctors. Nice work @TheDemocrats.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

9. That’s how they’ll move from single payer/Medicare for all to a government owned and run healthcare system like Canada’s. When 45% of doctors shut their doors, it will be a massive self-induced crisis and the only solution will be MOAR GOVERNMENT.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

10. I guarantee you they’ll make private care illegal except for themselves in special VIP government clinics.

BTW, when that all happens, DM me and I’ll do a black market house call. I’m not even joking. Cash only.


— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

As an aside, when I look around my office at the equipment, supplies, furniture, etc and think of @KamalaHarris, all I have to say is “You didn’t pay for this!” I did. I’ll burn it all down before I’ll let @TheDemocrats have any of it.

— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) January 29, 2019

“I’ll burn it all down before I’ll let the Democrats have any of it” — we want those words on a big wall poster. Beautiful.

Brilliant post.

— pipermcq (@pipermcq) January 30, 2019

Holy crap, I couldn't have said this better…

— Rxercist ☠ (@Rxercist) January 29, 2019


The second the Gov't takes the ability to make a good/great living away from doctors less brilliant people will BECOME doctors. Then you can go visit @BernieSanders or @KamalaHarris or @AOC and see if THEY can perform your life saving surgery.

— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) January 29, 2019

My friend's wife runs a neurology practice and they both became conservative once they found out how difficult the government makes private practice.

— Bitter Grizzly (@Bitter_Grizzly) January 30, 2019

People think doctors are rolling in $$$$, because back in the day they were (and some specialists are.) But not so much anymore. There are plenty of other careers that pay more but do less for human beings.

— connie423 (@connie423) January 29, 2019

No one should have their salaries and wages stolen.

— Ron Mann (@RonaldWMann1) January 30, 2019

This should explain to some why a lot of doctors take the bare minimum of Medicare patients, and why more and more will move to a concierge set-up. Easy to understand thread. Thank you!

— David Tannehill (@david_tannehill) January 30, 2019

Rock on Joe Pilot. I’m 66. I do this shit only cause I love it. If it’s medicare for all I’m done. A recent study showed 46.8 %of docs plan to retire early……you will see the tsunami if Kamala and AOC get their way.

— Pointofdomination (@JeffreyLunn1) January 30, 2019

The @TheDemocrats are fully aware of these points, it’s their plan. The more the people are reliant on government, the more power they receive for another generation

— Robert Flores (@rfloreslv) January 29, 2019

Great points. And the cold hard fact of the matter is its not about medical care anyway. It's about power and control.

— The Kulak Panda Detective (@mchip50) January 29, 2019

Brilliant post.

— pipermcq (@pipermcq) January 30, 2019

Now do “free college for all.”


ICYMI ==> POPCORN time! Dems flee Kamala Harris’ targeting of private health plans, and it speaks VOLUMES

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 30, 2019

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‘Can we stop apologizing already?!?!’ Meet the latest casualty in SJWs’ War on Bakers

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:50

Honestly, at this point, we’re not sure why anyone would want to go into the bakery business. Bakers are basically walking targets for SJWs now.

Check out what’s happening to one Washington State baker who had the temerity to make some tongue-in-cheek “Build That Wall” cookies for Valentine’s Day:

Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with "Build that Wall" in frosting letters.

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) January 28, 2019


KING-TV reports that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with “Build that Wall” in frosting letters.

The cookie was one of several decorated with messages such as “Addicted to Love” and “Cool Beans.” Bellingham says the cookie was a joke and not meant as a political statement.

Bellingham says someone taped a sign to the shop calling for a boycott.

Stories like this are proof that things can always get stupider.

"A woman, Ana Carrera, posted a photo of the cookie on Facebook, saying that as a person with Mexican heritage it felt personal."

A woman, as in one, single, person

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 28, 2019

What would some people do with themselves if they couldn’t find something to be outraged about?

Bakery owner apologizes for "Build that Wall" Valentine’s Day cookies

— The Hill (@thehill) January 28, 2019

Baker apologizes for 'build that wall' Valentine's Day cookie, says wall is "not anything I endorse"

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 28, 2019

Who cares if he endorses it? It’s a damn cookie.

HOLY CRAP, can we stop apologizing already?!?!

Liberals never have to, why should we

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 28, 2019

Whatever happened to just not buying something if you don’t like it?

¯_(ツ)_/¯ real advise: don’t buy them

— Joe Roos (@beerrunn) January 28, 2019

What a novel idea.

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‘I am asking for your prayers’: Houston mayor, police chief confirm multiple officers have been shot

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:44

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirms that at least three Houston Police officers have been shot.

Just been notified that three (3) of HPD officers have been shot. I am waiting to get a status report. I am asking for your prayers for them. st

— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019

He also says the suspect has been subdued.

Suspect in the HPD shooting is down. st

— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019

The mayor says at least three have been injured.

At least 3 Police Officers injured…st

— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019

Meanwhile, other reports say more than three (perhaps as many as five) officers have been shot.

BREAKING: Houston Police Officers' Union president Joe Gamaldi says five officers have been shot on the city's southeast side.

— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 28, 2019

Police now confirm five officers have been shot in SE Houston. #khou11

— Brett Buffington (@BrettKHOU) January 28, 2019

Here is the report from Police Chief Art Acevedo.

We have had several officers shot please pray for officers on the way to the scene now more information to follow.

— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 28, 2019

Scary situation, and we will update as more information becomes available.


It has now been confirmed that five officers were hit in the shooting.

Five brave Houston police officers have been shot and need your prayers. They risk everything to keep our communities safe.

— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 29, 2019

BREAKING: Houston police say five officers struck in shooting, taken to hospitals.

— The Associated Press (@AP) January 29, 2019

Here is a statement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Statement On Houston Police Shooting:

— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) January 29, 2019

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The Left is already spinning acting AG Matt Whitaker’s comment that the Mueller probe is ‘close to being completed’

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:28

Is it over? Not yet.

Is it close to over? Perhaps, according to the acting attorney general.

Here is what acting AG Matt Whitaker said at the Department of Justice about where the Mueller investigation stands.

NEW: Mueller probe “close to being completed” per Trump’s Acting Attorney General

— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) January 28, 2019

Whitaker also says he has been fully briefed on the Mueller probe and says he is “comfortable that the decisions that were made are going to be reviewed.”

CBS reports that it could be wrapped up within a matter of weeks.

.@PaulaReidCBS says it's possible the Mueller probe could wrap up in a matter of weeks after acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said today it is close to completion

— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 28, 2019

The Left wants you to understand that this doesn’t mean that serious wrongdoing is not going to be alleged.

Hopefully it goes without saying that just because Mueller is said to be close to completion doesn't mean he isn't going to allege serious wrongdoing in his report. It appears to suggest that no massive conspiracy indictment is in the works, however.

— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) January 28, 2019

And they are not happy with Whitaker for commenting.

Why is AG Whitaker commenting on an ongoing investigation? This seems inappropriate.

What if Mueller finds additional leads and evidence from Roger Stone? @MattWhitaker46 should not be rushing Mueller. The investigation must be done right, without political interference.

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 28, 2019

Sen. Coons says it’s “chilling” to hear Matt Whitaker say there would be a review of Mueller report

“I don’t have full confidence that the acting attorney general Whitaker intends to respect the independence of the special counsel and simply support and sustain“ Mueller report

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 28, 2019

This is exactly why Whitaker should have recused himself from overseeing the SCO probe. We should be able to have faith & trust that the AG is acting in the interests finding the truth & not (as many will be) skeptical that he is in some way pressuring Mueller to wrap it up.

— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) January 28, 2019

Meanwhile, Mueller’s office isn’t commenting on Whitaker saying it is close to being wrapped up.

The special counsel’s office says it’s not commenting on Whitaker’s statement today on the Russia investigation being close to finished

— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) January 28, 2019

So, we’ll see where this goes.

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Ben Shapiro smells double standard after Willie Brown opens up about extramarital affair with Kamala Harris

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:55

In case you missed it, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown recently opened up about his past relationship with Kamala Harris. And by “relationship,” we of course mean “extramarital affair.” In a short piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown said that he gave Harris some help with her career:

Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.

And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.

He may have helped “a host of other politicians,” but it seems safe to assume that he wasn’t sleeping with all of them.

More from the L.A. Times (via RedState):

But another part of her life had a significant impact on her career: In 1995, she began dating Brown, then Assembly speaker and one of the most powerful men in California politics. Brown put Harris on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the California Medical Assistance Commission, part-time posts that supplemented her prosecutor’s salary with nearly $100,000 in extra annual pay.

The December night Brown was elected mayor, Harris joined him at center stage in a longshoremen’s union hall and gave him a blue cap that said, “Da Mayor.”

They broke up before his inauguration in January 1996, but Brown has remained a key supporter.

The headline for Brown’s piece is “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” And based on the general lack of buzz from liberal and Democratic circles, the headline’s pretty accurate. Where’s the outrage? The attacks on Harris’ shady character? The calls for her to bow out of the 2020 race?

Ben Shapiro doesn’t seem to think we’re going to see any of that — and it’s a safe bet that he’s right:

Are we truly supposed to just ignore that one of the kingmakers of California politics is openly admitting that he corruptly began Kamala Harris' career while he was dating her as a married man?

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 28, 2019

Truly, imagine that story were about Sarah Palin or Nikki Haley. Their candidacies would be toast from the very first day.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 28, 2019

Without a doubt.

The fact that so many people are replying to this saying BUT TRUMP says more about their weak minds than "where we are" in politics.

Candidates on the left aren't immune to criticism BECAUSE TRUMP. That is not a thing.

— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) January 28, 2019

I didn't vote for Trump because of morality… Why would that standard be any different for A Democrat?

— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) January 28, 2019

The same liberals who rightfully called out Donald Trump for his boastful philandering — and who rightfully called out the supposed conservatives who defended his boastful philandering — don’t seem to have much to say about Harris’ own history. If nothing else, the optics of Harris’ affair with Brown are terrible. Will she ever have to answer for it?

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‘SO OFFENSIVE’: Yes, here’s a 2016 Huffington Post story encouraging girls to learn to (don’t say it)

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:46

The tweet-suggestion that laid off journalists learn to code has been taken as a digital slap in the face.

‘A special section of Hell’: Laid-off journalists are not appreciating the suggestion they learn to code

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2019

There are even reports that Twitter may treat those suggestions as violations of its terms.

I am told by a person in the know that tweeting "learn to code" at any recently laid off journalist will be treated as "abusive behavior" and is a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 28, 2019

In 2016, the Huffington Post wrote a story about how girls should be encouraged to learn to code.

Why we need to encourage girls to learn how to code

— HuffPost (@HuffPost) February 21, 2016

The video in the story goes on to explain how by the year 2020, there will be nearly 1.5 million jobs in computing-related fields.


— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) January 28, 2019

Hate site.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 28, 2019


— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) January 28, 2019


— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 28, 2019

The Huffington Post story demonstrates why the suggestion that anyone learn to code is not an insult.


Forget 'learn to code'! Dave Rubin suggests journos learn to do this instead

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 28, 2019

‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this CODE’! Tweeps respond to journo butthurt over ‘learn to code’ mockery with #CodeAQuote

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 28, 2019

‘Like Covington? OH WAIT!’ Twitter claims it’s targeted harassment of certain peeps not ‘LEARN TO CODE’ that’s causing suspensions

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 28, 2019

Think journos are pissed now? Wait'll they see this twist on 'learn to code' [Photoshop]

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 28, 2019

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Rep. Ilhan Omar politicizes the Holocaust on #HolocaustMemorialDay

Twitchy - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:21

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who still has this anti-Semtic tweet up about Israel…

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

…politicized the Holocaust today in a tweet honoring Holocaust Memorial Day:

Today #WeRemember the murder of 17 million people, including 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis.

With the rise of Anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi ideology, it's more important than ever we learn from the atrocities of the past & commit to fighting intolerance. #HolocaustMemorial

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 27, 2019

LOL nothing changes with her:

This is a disturbing attempt to politicize the Holocaust. It's partly based on the @ADL_National's #fakenews report, which — if you read it — actually admits ideological murders are down. It's also part of the left's effort to downplay the fact that Jews were the prime targets.

— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) January 27, 2019

Does anyone want to tell her?

We have learned our lesson. That's why Israel exists.

— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 27, 2019

It also looks like she’s trying to minimize Jewish losses in the Holocaust:

This is a really clever minimization of Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. 10 million died in the Holocaust. Between 6 and 7 million of those were Jews, perhaps more. Not 10 million plus 6 million Jews. Jews made up the vast majority of those killed by the Final Solution.

— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) January 27, 2019

When people show you who they are, believe them:

She continues to be the absolute worst.

— neontaster (@neontaster) January 27, 2019



Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweet backing Russia on Venezuela and opposing Trump’s ‘coup’ gets even worse

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2019

‘This is embarrassing’: Rep. Ilhan Omar opposes President Trump’s ‘coup attempt’ in Venezuela

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 25, 2019

'Very telling': Guess which tweet Ilhan Omar hasn't tried to memory-hole today

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 23, 2019

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