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Marco Rubio now quoting Jay-Z lyrics

http://twitter.com/#!/marcorubio/status/272496959561007104

Dissing rapper Pitbull as a purveyor of party music rather than message music was a good first step at establishing his hip-hop credentials, but is quoting Jay-Z a step too far? Sen. Marco Rubio likes message rappers, but Jay-Z’s message in 2012 was loud and clear: vote Obama.

Are we reading too much into Rubio’s tweet? Probably. But now that iPod playlists are fair game for fact-checking in campaigns, expect to hear more from both sides of the aisle.

Yes folks @marcorubio just tweeted a verse from Jay-Z, #GOP is trying #tcot

— Bobby Broadway (@BobbyBroad) November 25, 2012

@bobbybroad @marcorubio We’re allowed.

— Mary Mladinich-Spain (@maryk2345) November 25, 2012

@maryk2345 @marcorubio yes, but its still funny. BTW it would be funny if a Democrat said it as well

— Bobby Broadway (@BobbyBroad) November 25, 2012

You mean like when presidential candidate John Kerry said he was “fascinated by rap and hip hop“? That was funny.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/24/marco-rubio-now-quoting-jay-z-lyrics/

‘Robin Thicke hate is heavy here’ at #SlutWalk 2013 [photos]

http://twitter.com/#!/exileinflyville/status/376424636361101312

We know quite a few conservative women who’d rather shoot a rapist than spit in his face; as Dana Loesch noted at the recent Bridging the Gap summit, “firearms are a feminist tool.” Still, while some consider concealed carry the most direct route to female empowerment, others chose to conceal very little as they took to the streets for the 2013 SlutWalk.

SlutWalk started in 2011 in response to a Toronto police officer’s suggestion that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” to reduce their chances of being sexually assaulted. What other possible response could there be than to dress like sluts en masse and hit the streets?

Chicago’s Daley Plaza was the site of perhaps the biggest demonstration.

http://twitter.com/#!/PaintltBlacK/status/376420485417816064
http://twitter.com/#!/CaseyJAldridge/status/376424718359732224
http://twitter.com/#!/K8theCurst/status/376413037353512961

http://twitter.com/#!/exileinflyville/status/376416141654360064

Bring the kids!

http://twitter.com/#!/exileinflyville/status/376426707848527872

http://twitter.com/#!/MHSMiriam/status/376427228944691200
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Dr. Phil’s “drunk sex” tweet, which was so brutally (and hilariously) parodied on Twitter, made an appearance.

http://twitter.com/#!/Walldo/status/376428639778119680
http://twitter.com/#!/exileinflyville/status/376427783955972096

http://twitter.com/#!/mztress_isis/status/376405821015736320

Several other cities around the world hosted their own marches, but as far as we know, Ottawa was the only one to feature a performance by the Radical Grannies.

http://twitter.com/#!/sydner15/status/376404581225201664
http://twitter.com/#!/OhHeyShanaynay/status/376430375729639424

Miley Cyrus and her tongue dominated the headlines last week following her twerkfest at the Video Music Awards, but a few perceptive souls (like actress Patricia Heaton) weren’t about to let 36-year-old Robin Thicke off the hook for his part in the spectacle. His “Blurred Lines” might be the song of the summer, but its message didn’t go over well at SlutWalk.

http://twitter.com/#!/supmariss/status/376389346594537472
http://twitter.com/#!/cosmic__cutie/status/376426632052895745
http://twitter.com/#!/ohbekahboo/status/376438318361481216

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/07/robin-thicke-hate-is-heavy-here-at-slutwalk-2013-photos/

‘Really, dude?’: Jason Aldean brings ‘home wrecker’ girlfriend to #CMTAwards

http://twitter.com/#!/M3lissaMcDonald/status/474337988097241088

Well, this is chutzpah. Country music star Jason Aldean brought his girlfriend Brittany Kerr to the #CMTAwards tonight. Kerr is the woman Aldean was caught canoodling with in a bar in 2012 while still married to Jessica Aldean — his then-wife and mother of his two children.

http://twitter.com/#!/mylifeback/status/474337123089149952
http://twitter.com/#!/cindy_loo_who_/status/474339174384799744
http://twitter.com/#!/xoxobrianne/status/474338521550180352
http://twitter.com/#!/UrbanMcCreerian/status/474334483316244481

Let’s hope Aldean’s kids aren’t watching.

http://twitter.com/#!/michunte/status/474336625367863297

Stay classy, dude.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/04/really-dude-jason-aldean-brings-home-wrecker-girlfriend-to-cmtawards/

Action alert: Ask Barbra Streisand to answer for funding the work of political terrorist Brett Kimberlin

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/206039896882823168

Good question: does Barbra Streisand know she’s funding a radical political terrorist’s assault on free speech?

The Streisand Foundation provides grants to non-profit groups working on a national level to support environmental issues, women’s issues, civil liberties, civic engagement, education, and civil rights. Oh, and it also contributes to the Justice Through Music Project founded and run by “Speedway Bomber” and serial harasser of bloggers Brett Kimberlin.

Why does the IRS grant exemption for bogus organizations founded by domestic terrorist "Speedway Bomber?" #JTMP #BrettKimberlin

— Cheryl (@MuddleVanHeck) May 23, 2012

Why has the Tides Foundation, Barbara Streisand Foundation & the Heinz Family Foundation donated to a terrorist? http://t.co/jaaNFDCA

— Daniel Webb (@DWebbVA) May 22, 2012

Matthew Vadum reports Barbra Streisand “has given JTMP at least $10,000 through her Barbra Streisand Foundation since 2006 ($5,000 in 2006 for general operations and $5,000 in 2008 for general operations).”

JTMP is also a recipient of grants from the Tides Foundation and the Heinz Family Foundation, chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry. More background on Kimberlin’s shady group at Breitbart.com.

Free speech activists are demanding that Barbra Streisand answer for backing the work of a convicted felon who revels in using vicious intimidation tactics to silence people who so much as mention his terrorism.

Hey @BarbraStreisand, what did you know and when did ya know it? #BrettKimberlin http://t.co/0gy9SXxd (everyone please rt)

— Film Ladd (@FilmLadd) May 25, 2012

Did Babs know who the beneficiary of her money was, and that her money would go to terrorizing journalists who dared to write about the “Speedway Bomber?”

Or was she a rube?

Either way, Streisand has a lot to answer for and the Twitterverse is holding her feet to the fire.

.@barbrastreisand could you at least condition your donations on his stopping of all *current* and *future* harassments?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 25, 2012

.@barbrastreisand even if you don't mind the bombs in the past, can you precondition your donations to insist he stop making new victims?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 25, 2012

Yes, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Who's helping fund #brettkimberlin? Hello @barbrastreisand==>http://t.co/VwnXWRla

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 25, 2012

Remember when entertainers didn't fund domestic terrorists, they'd just perform? Me neither… @BarbraStreisand #BrettKimberlin #tcot

— Michael Duane Palmer (@PubliusX) May 25, 2012

I'm sure @BarbraStreisand didn't know she was funding a terrorist. Now that she knows, will she continue? http://t.co/00GWLVZ2 #tcot

— Boss Tweet (@texasbryanp) May 25, 2012

@BarbraStreisand You have the power to end your financial support for domestic terrorist #BrettKimberlin. Why won't you use it?

— f*$# strategy (@davilch) May 25, 2012

@BarbraStreisand, It is important for you to grasp the terrorism your money appears to be financing. http://t.co/78AF7f0w #BrettKimberlin

— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) May 25, 2012

Hey #BrettKimberlin is it true you blew a guys leg off, he killed himself, and then @BARBRASTREISAND gave you a pile of cash. #Progressive

— Hating Breitbart (@HatingBreitbart) May 25, 2012

#BrettKimberlin: convicted bomber AND tax dodge for Barbra Streisand! @floorwaxANDdesserttopping

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 25, 2012

@BarbraStreisand Ever heard of "swatting" or being "swatted"? Why would you support such a thing? http://t.co/2y0eM7is #BrettKimberlin

— Noah Wehrman (@NoahWehrman) May 25, 2012

Hi @BarbraStreisand: why is your foundation giving money to a convicted domestic terrorist?

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 25, 2012

https://twitter.com/ComradeCurious/status/206046548931522560

Retweet these messages, tweet messages of your own to @BarbraStreisand, and include links to the many blog posts that expose and chronicle Brett Kimberlin’s online and offline terrorism. Contact the Tides Foundation and the Heinz Foundation about their donations to Kimberlin’s groups and demand that the lapdog media report on this important story.

Make sure Streisand and other funders know where their money is going and force them to be accountable for supporting this thug.

@AoSHQ: #BrettKimberlin's frivolous lawsuits and workplace harassment can and should be stopped. http://t.co/uODzR1LF

— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 24, 2012

More ideas from Ace on contacting representatives and fighting for legislative action against frivolous anti-free speech litigation.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/25/action-alert-ask-barbra-streisand-to-answer-for-funding-the-work-of-political-terrorist-brett-kimberlin/

Now That’s Impressive: Kids Do The Perfect Jackson 5 Impression For Their School Talent Show

The Jackson 5 are one of the most recognizable music groups of all time.

Even if you didn’t know who they were growing up, you probably hear their classic songs on the radio and in movies constantly. The group enjoyed such popularity and success, in fact, that many of the five went on to have solo careers, including, of course, the legendary Michael Jackson. At Baldwin Hills Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, a group of five 3rd through 5th graders decided to pay tribute to the music greats.

Not only do they have the moves, but the singing is also fantastic. What an epic performance!

Read More: What These Tough High School Boys Did On Stage Left The Audience In Total Awe

They absolutely killed it! Each of them definitely has a music career as prolific as Michael’s in their future.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/jackson-5-impression/

If You Can Watch These Sisters Without Choking Up, You Might Want To Check Your Pulse. WOW.

Gracie and Quincy Latkovski love dancing together and absolutely nothing will stop them. Not even Grace’s wheelchair. 9 year-old Grace uses a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis. She still loves dancing with her older sister, though, who is 11. Gracie shows us all how to live life to the fullest and overcome incredible odds. She is an inspiration.

Gracie isn’t pushed around onstage, either. She moves her mechanical wheelchair herself and dances to the music.

They pick the songs themselves. Recently, they danced to “Reflection,” from the Disney film Mulan.

When you watch these girls in action, it’s hard not letting the tears stream down your face.

Because they’ll show you what true strength and beauty look like.

To see Gracie and Quincy dance, just watch their performance from JAMfest Dance Super Nationals. Quincy begins the dance as Gracie’s reflection in a wheelchair, only to rise and begin to dance with her younger sister. (I got chills just describing it, you have to see it for yourself.) Amazing. Source: Vimeo Share their dance with others by clicking below. This performance is worth seeing.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/sister-in-wheelchair-dances/

By Buying A Used Record, This Person Became Part Of Someone Else’s Incredible Story

The beauty of browsing through vintage stores is that every single item has its own history.

Unlike new clothing, furniture, and trinkets, vintage pieces live entire lives before they cross paths with us. After all, who knows how far those shoes travelled, or how many memories were made around that old dining room table?

And any music lover will tell you that vintage records are among the most sought-after items. Just ask Redditor Muctur.

After purchasing a Soundgarden LP, the lucky collector came across something odd in the sleeve.

The little note that was folded up inside contained the story of this record’s past life.

While material goods aren’t nearly as important as the memories that are attached to them, it’s sometimes nice to take care of something that once held a special place in another person’s heart.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vintage-record-message/

Taylor Swift Reveals Exactly Why She Sends Her Fans Gifts And It’s Lovely

Yet another reason to love her.

1. Taylor Swift has spent months engaging with fans online, giving them relationship advice, protecting them from trolls, and also buying, packaging, and sending them gifts.

Stephen Lovekin

2. And now, for the first time, she’s revealed exactly why she’s so attentive to her dedicated Swifties. Speaking to The Telegraph, Taylor explained that she wants to make her fans’ days a little bit better while she still can.

She said:

I love them. They are cool and smart and hilarious and focused on the right things. I want to make the most of this cultural relevance or success or whatever you want to call it, because it’s not going to last. I have to be as good a person [as I can] while my name still matters to them. Because it’s not always going to matter to kids who are 15 and really struggling with who they want to be or [because] their friends were brutal to them at school that day. That’s actual turmoil. I have to do everything I can to make their day better while I still can.

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4. She went on to explain that she puts great thought and attention into the presents that she buys her fans, selecting them specifically based on information she’s gained from their social media accounts.

Taylor explained:

I’m getting to know them on a person-by-person basis. When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social-media sites for the last six months and I figure out what they like or what they’re going through. Do they like photography? I’ll get them a 1980s polaroid camera. Do they like vintage stuff? I’ll go to an antiques place and get them 1920s earrings. Do they work out a lot? I’ll get them work out stuff. When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realise what you’re doing is special and sacred and it matters.

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6. Taylor concluded by saying that ultimately her fans remind her to not take life too seriously.

She said:

My fans make fun of me — it’s really cool. They have all these gifs of me making an idiot of myself or tripping and falling on stage. They bring humour back into it for me. I get too serious sometimes — you can probably tell — and they bring me back to like, ‘OK, I’m not really doing anything that difficult. I just need to calm down.’

7. You, Taylor.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/taylor-swift-reveals-exactly-why-she-sends-her-fans-gifts-an

What These Babies Do When They Hear Their Mother’s Voice Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Everyone with kids knows that children first learn who their parents are by the sound of their voice. It should be no wonder, then, that when a parent starts singing and changing their voice, their child is likely to notice…and perk up! Usually parents sing to help soothe their children and put them to sleep.

But for this mama, singing an upbeat tune and dancing around is just the right mix to produce the most adorable laughter in the world from her two little ones.

Just TRY not to smile — we dare you!

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Watch what happens when their mom starts singing… so cute!LIKE —–>>>> DeLorean

Posted by DeLorean on Friday, April 3, 2015

Didn’t we tell you, pure smiles? Something tells us these kids are going to like having such a musical mother.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/babies-hear-mother/

Save ‘The Sing-Off!’

http://twitter.com/#!/BenFolds/status/202873254229180417

There are a glut of TV talent shows out there — most with dud judges who have far more cleavage and cliches than knowledge. We love NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” No freaks, no sideshows, no celebrity hacks. Just amazing talent and discerning judges with substantive criticism and career advice to offer a cappella groups of all ages. After three seasons, it appears NBC won’t be renewing the show.

Indie singer/songwriter/Sing-Off judge Ben Folds and Boyz2Man crooner/Sing-Off judge Shawn Stockman have joined forces with Twitter fans to try and save the program.

@BenFolds @SaveTheSingOff @shawnstockman We're over 10,000 signatures on the petition! #SaveTheSingOff

— Robert Dietz (@rdietz55) May 16, 2012

@BenFolds @savethesingoff @shawnstockman where is a link to the petition y'all? I adore the show!

— andrew jon sleboda. (@andrewjonsle) May 17, 2012

@SaveTheSingOff could there be real traction that will help save this show? #realvoices #savethesingoff

— Tori (@ToriIsHappy) May 17, 2012

Whether or not we can #SavetheSingOff we should certainly celebrate the show and its legacy…. http://t.co/M4mAOs3s

— The A Cappella Blog (@ACappellaBlog) May 17, 2012

@sony @nbc We love the atmosphere of musicianship and the collection of great talent #SaveTheSingOff #SaveTheSingOff #SaveTheSingOff

— Jennifer Schmahl (@JenSchmahl) May 17, 2012

Let's fight for real music. #SavetheSingOff

— Sara Longtin (@SaraLongtin) May 17, 2012

Definitely my favorite show, please don't make it go away!!! #savethesingoff @savethesingoff @shawnstockman @benfolds @sarabareilles

— Vivian Kichta (@itsxkicktahh) May 17, 2012

#SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff

— Shawn Stockman PhD (@shawnstockman) May 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/17/save-the-sing-off/