Ezra Klein, others: GOP ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare; Well, then: ‘Proceed’


Embrace the power of “and.”


Waxman is clearly just following suit: Welcome to synced scapegoat spin! As Twitchy reported, Juan Williams upped the ludicrous by attempting to pin the Obamacare website failures on … Republicans. Sigh.

MSNBC flat-out showed its bias-induced insanity by having a chryon that read “GOP flubs Obamacare launch.” White House Obamacare flack @HealthCareTara tried to spin failures as just GOP whining when she retweeted a pitiful Oliver Willis tweet.

And deranged liberals on Twitter blamed the nefarious Kochspiracy, natch. The Democrat mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., joined in the Obamacare website trutherism as well. 

The insanity continues:


Uh, yes you are.


That’s right. Bless your heart-y Ezra Klein gets in on the absurd action as well, natch.


Stop making sense. That doesn’t suit. Because, idiotic analogies or something:


Oh, honey.

Klein gets schooled, as always.


Yes, please. That was painful.




Heh. That should be enough said.

These Twitter users bring it all home.



And some exit advice for dastardly “saboteurs”:


Brilliant! Keep it coming and stop the disaster known as Obamacare.


Dude! The Dem mayor of Elizabeth, NJ, is an Obamacare website truther; Update: Tweet quietly deleted

Juan Williams: GOP’s ‘massive opposition’ to blame for broken Obamacare website

Deranged liberals blame Obamacare website failures on nefarious Kochspiracy

Pitiful: ‘Choke on this, peasants!’ WH Obamacare flack retweets Oliver Willis GOP-slam

Guess the cable network: Chyron announces, ‘GOP flubs Obamacare launch’ [pic, video]

Synced scandal spin! Lapdogs concern troll GOP by parroting Dem word of the day: ‘Overreach,’ guys

‘Biden tying his own shoes’? #Overreach: No need to reach for mockery of media’s synced scandal spin

You’ll go blind from that! Synced scandal spin redux: New term of the day is ‘overplaying hand’

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Well, this is embarrassing: Did you hear what Hillary Clinton just said she’s against? It’s mind-boggling

Vague is putting it super kindly. Take a gander at this oh-so-brave stance from Hillary Clinton during a CNN appearance recently:

Um. Gutsy call, Hillary! That 3:00 a.m. phone call came for you … and it said, “you stink.” At even just running for president, never mind the nightmare that would occur if she tried to actually BE president.

Hillary followed up with more absurdity:

Oh honey. Bless your precious heart. We’ll fix that one for you, since we are givers:

Heh. Heck of a job, Hillary! Keep the fails coming: We love the giggles. So there’s that?

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Darkchild’s Many Productions, Ranked In Terms Of Genius

Everything is subjective, of course. But your opinion is wrong.

You know who Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins is.

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He’s the guy behind some of the greatest songs you’ve ever danced to. He’s a super-producer, a talented musician and songwriter, and a blessing to the world, most recently winning a Grammy for his work on Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”.

Here is an important — and unarguable — ranking of his best work.

19. Telephone РLady Gaga Ft. Beyonc̩

Bombast and pyrotechnics, this. But the chorus is fire, and the entire Bey feature is a jam all on its own.

It’ll do.

18. Feedback – Janet Jackson

Yes, this goes hard. But there’s something missing from this for me. It just sounds a little cold, even with the divine Ms Jackson doing her thing over the skittery beat.

I’d dance to it in a club, though.

17. I Can Love You – Mary J. Blige Ft. Lil’ Kim

This earlyish Darkchild (1997!) is just the easiest track to nod along to, so effortless.

Mary J’s keening vocals (at one point she modestly tells the object of her affection: “I can love you/a little better than she can,” which is quietly heartbreaking) are the perfect accompaniment to the simple groove. It sounds both completely of its time, but also timeless.

Shoutout to Lil’ Kim’s verse, too (with its gentle reference to Biggie).

16. Holler – Spice Girls

This late Spice Girls single (minus Geri, and before the Grand Hiatus) really works, but that’s not because of the especially great vocals (Mel C excepted). In fact, Mel B’s adlibs almost kill it.

But it’s catchy as hell, and so danceable.

15. Revolution – Kirk Franklin

Political gospel? Why the heck not?

Darkchild can do anything.

14. Cater 2 U – Destiny’s Child

Dodgy lyrics aside (“My life would be purposeless without you,” Bey sings in the opening verse, earning a sharp side-eye), this is a flawlessly produced slow jam with one of the most laidback and romantic grooves Darkchild’s ever made. There’s no beating Passionate Bey on vocals, and she’s out here in force.

13. If You Had My Love – Jennifer Lopez

Here’s how you know Jennifer Lopez was not playing around: This was the debut single on her debut album. So casual.

The lyrics are not the strongest, and it’s not even the best ever J-Lo vocal offering (that’s a list for another day) but it is a mid-tempo silky jam, and catchy as hell, so it’s easy to forgive its flaws.

Perfect to sing with one hand on your heart, in the mirror.

12. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

If Drake is sampling you almost 15 years later, chances are you did something extremely right. This track is unnaturally right.

It’s the mixed-upness of “Say My Name” (perfectly telegraphing the up-and-down play of the lyrics: are you cheating or nah?) that make it a straight up banger. And the production is so tight and sure of what its doing, it steals your attention away from the fact that the band recently changed lineup, and this is the video in which you meet Farrah and Michelle for the first time. Plus! The break – “yea, yea, yea yea” – is poetry is song. A stone cold classic.

PS: shoutout to the most iconic Darkchild tag of them all: “Darkchild nine-nine”.

11. Déjà Vu – Beyoncé

“Bass…Hi-hat…Jay” It’s the classiest of openings, isn’t it?

On an album as jam-packed with bangers as B’Day, Déjà Vu is for me, one of the finest Bey singles ever produced. Darkchild went BIG on this, throwing everything at Beyoncé, who brought in some magic of her own. The high energy is infectious, and gives the feeling of having been a blast to record.

Big vocals, big production, big tune.

10. Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone – Ciara Ft. 50 Cent

This is not one of Ciara’s best-known, but it should be.

Darkchild gives her a classic handclap beat, plus the twinkliest of R&B accents. They are the perfect accompaniments for Ciara’s whispery soft vocals. “I can’t leave ‘em alone/I tried that good boy game/But the dope boy’s turning me on,” she sings like a lovefool. And then 50 Cent shores it up with bars like: “My intentions are good/I can’t help it, I’m hood/I wouldn’t change if I could/you shouldn’t tell me I should.” So at least they’re well-matched.

So fresh, it sounds like summer.

9. I’m Good – Blaque

This 2004 banger was too good to soundtrack a film as terribly bland as Honey (which, full disclosure: I saw at the cinema). Side note: There is a depressing number of now-defunct black girl groups from the mid-2000s.

This is low key girl empowerment (“I don’t like what you’re kickin’ son/ now leave,” they dismiss some unworthy creature), wrapped up in Darkchild’s beat wonderland. And the hype tag on this one is an idiosyncratic “Darkchizzle!” Which is fun.

8. You Rock My World – Michael Jackson

I was full of trepidation when they announced a new MJ record. What I loved of his music was either my age or older than me, and I worried. But then I heard this, and realised my own foolishness. How could Darkchild fail with MJ?

This is so smooth! The once sweet voice sounds as fresh as it ever did, and Darkchild’s production is sympathetic to MJ’s legacy, with lovely harmonies in the chorus.

Shoutout to MJ’s last great single.

7. Don’t Wanna Be A Player – Joe

I know it can’t be true, but this feels like this is the only thing I listened to in 1997.

The vocoder intros us to what would become the R&B love song to beat for the next 15 years, when Joe’s smooth and slightly nasal crooning takes over. “I think I’ve found someone I could live my life for, “ he sings, “I’m giving up the booty calls”. Only if you’re sure, mate.

And even though people don’t belong to people – and you know this – you sing along, sighing, when Joe finishes the hook with: “I’m yours, you’re mine for sure”. Aah, memories.

6. Still Not A Player – Big Pun Ft. Joe

I mean, technically, this isn’t a Darkchild jam per se. But it builds on one of his best ever productions, Joe’s “Don’t Wanna Be A Player”.

Joe’s falsetto opens it up, but that Brenda Russell keyboard loop – calibrated perfectly to make you bounce – runs away with the song. It’s such a canny song: Big Pun’s sometimes breathless bars (that don’t bear listening to too closely) married to Joe’s smooth R&B voice. By the time you’re singing along to “Boricua/morena” with Joe, the work’s already done.

What a jam.

5. He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? From the moment Toni says his name in a husky whisper (followed by a laugh) right at the top of the song, you know you’re in for a treat. “Who do you think I am?” she asks this lesser rival. I don’t know, Toni. I DON’T KNOW.

Again, the beat is king here, as are Toni Braxton’s slinky vocals. And then comes the bridge, when he strips it back, and lets Toni fly. She soars.

A thousand hen nights rejoice.

4. What About Us – Brandy

“Darkchild…B-Rock…Let’s go.”

And then Brandy launches into an impassioned but also somehow detached verse about how her man’s done her wrong, and should “close the door behind you”, but also, how about all these broken promises? “What about us?” she implores.

This is made for dancing with your girls at a house party, after too much food and drinks, when you’re skirting the line between genuine heartbreak and trying to just shake it off.

3. Top Of The World – Brandy

I was 16 when this came out, and it is so good I developed a crush on Ma$e. MA$E! That’s how good this is.

The drums are ridiculous, and Brandy pours her honeyed gospel voice all over it. It sounds exactly like a song a teenager would sing (Brandy was 19), except this teen was a huge-selling pop star to boot. “My life is real so please don’t get it twisted/Problems the same and got to be dealt with/These are the things I wish you knew”.

By the time Ma$e comes back for his verse at the end, Brandy’s “top of the world” refrain is permanently etched on our brains. “Slow down, Ma$e – you killin ‘em,” she instructs coolly.

Too late. This is perfect.

2. It’s Not Right But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston

Whitney’s voice was not what it used to be by this 1999 album, but you couldn’t tell when she damn near snarled out the first line of this: “Friday night/you and your boys went out to eat…” And then right after she talks about finding his credit card receipt, the beat kicks in, bringing with it the chorus (of women): “It’s not right, but it’s okay/I’m gonna make it anyway”.

It doesn’t matter if your partner is the height of loveliness and attention, after hearing this song, you’re going to pick a fight when they get home.

Everything is just spare enough in order to amplify the simmering rage of the lyrics. This is The Lick. One of his finest.


1. The Boy Is Mine – Monica and Brandy

That hazy keyboard opening is like the harp effect in the dream sequence on a teen sitcom; it is also the start of perfection that doesn’t let up for four minutes.

It’s unequivocally his greatest, right? His work with Brandy always seemed a cut above the rest, and this is their finest collaboration. There are no missteps; it’s all killer, no filler. A duet that favours no one singer, and everyone on their A game.

What. A. Song.

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‘Eastwooding’ makes a comeback; Sen. Kay Hagan a no-show at debate


No, Sen. Kay Hagan didn’t show up for Tuesday night’s debate in North Carolina, turning the event into a full-blown commercial for her opponent, Thom Tillis.

Thanks to the magic of Twitter, there actually was a sort of debate, kind of: Hagan’s press secretary and deputy press secretary were both busy little bees behind the keyboard, “fact-checking” Tillis on behalf of their boss.



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18 Ways To Make Pancake Day Fun For Your Kids

Stacks on stacks on stacks.

1. A cute lil’ bear face requires minimum effort.

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2. Or go to town and start the day with a bunny.

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3. Add food colouring to the sugar for a fun twist on a classic.

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4. Pancake Dippers are an easy way to batch cook, if you’re busy.

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5. And if you’re pushed for time, Pancake Pops mean you can eat your treat on the go.

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6. Turn a crêpe into an easy caterpillar.

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7. Or have a competition to see who can make the ugliest face with their fruit.

Martha Stewart suggests using a variety of fruit to make faces.

8. If you’re a Monsters University fan, this Mike Wazowksi pancake is so much fun.

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9. Impress with a pancake Olaf.

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10. Or add a strawberry lattice and go for Spidey!

Bonus, this strawberry lattice will cover up any burnt bits.

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11. These butterfly pancakes are super-easy, and super-cute.

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12. Sneak in some wholemeal under cute bear faces.

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13. And these crêpe faces are surprisingly easy.

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14. A fruit and pancakes owl is a hoot.

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15. And if you’re especially skilled, push the boat out with this fancy chicken.

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16. Follow the rainbow stack.

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17. See where your pancake dreams take you.

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18. And if all else fails, remember that everything tastes better with chocolate.

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Christmas, Takei-style! Best lights, wrapping paper oops ever? [pics]


Giggling madly! Best idea or worst idea? Actor George Takei has decided that the wrapping paper in the hilarious meme pic was perhaps the best wrapping paper idea.

Takei wasn’t done with the Christmas-themed funnies:



And one for the nerds among us:


The “do not touch” makes it all the more beautiful.


We want more Takei tweets. Make it happen, Santa!


Yikes! Font choice matters, Christmas edition [photos]

He’s glovin’ it! George Takei discovers naughty accessory [pic]

George Takei starts caption contest for Star Trek/Star Wars pic; Fans hilariously deliver

Set phasers for ‘Congress’: George Takei quotes Barney Frank on social acceptance

Did George Takei swipe yesterday’s pasta snark to sneer at Barilla?

Oh mean-girl my! George Takei causes pain with Honey Boo Boo slam [pics]

George Takei tweets support of marriage equality, the ‘final frontier’; Do Trekkers approve?

George Takei, others note Michelle Obama’s Romulan-inspired Inauguration outfit

When you’ve lost Sulu … George Takei photo-slams Obama, NSA surveillance

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21 Fun And Easy Treats You Can Make With Cereal

Go beyond breakfast.

1. No-Bake Cheerio Snack Bars

This recipe uses raisins and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds — but you can sub in any dried fruits, nuts, or seeds you have on hand. Get the recipe.

2. Peanut Butter & Oat Trail Mix Bars

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3. Big Batch Slow Cooker Chex Mix

Three cheers for snacks that basically make themselves. Get the recipe.

4. Stovetop Special K Cereal Cookies

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5. Fruity Pebbles Funfetti Cake

Whoever said Fruity Pebbles weren’t classy? Get the recipe.

7. Samoa Muddy Buddies


Rice Chex + chocolate + toasted coconut. Get the recipe.

9. Funfetti Breakfast Muffins


The two things you need to keep the ~cupcakes for breakfast~ dream alive? A simple DIY muffin batter and Fruity Pebbles. Get the recipe.

10. Easy Granola Cups

No oven required. Get the recipe.

13. Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal Treat Bars

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14. Rainbow Lucky Charms Chex Mix


Never pass up an opportunity in this life to pick out all of the marshmallows first. Get the recipe.

15. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cereal Squares

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16. Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

Prepped and ready in 10 minutes. Get the recipe.

17. Peanut Butter Honey Cereal Bars

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18. No-Bake Avalanche Cookies


Rice Krispies + marshmallows + peanut butter + white chocolate. Get the recipe.

19. Salty ‘n’ Sweet Pretzel Cereal Treats

The glorious catch-all of snacks: salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy. All of you other snacks can go home now. Get the recipe.

20. Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

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21. Rum-Infused Fruit Loop Treats

For kids AT HEART, obvs. Get the recipe.

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