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‘Many’ say Donald Trump ‘world’s greatest writer of 140-character sentences’

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Who are these “many” who claim that Donald Trump is the “world’s greatest writer of 140-character sentences”? We couldn’t even find a few in the response to that very claim.!/beets79/status/491324614350360576

World’s greatest writer of 140-character sentences?!/HotMessStiles/status/491324929309020160

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Everyone (except Obama?) cheers Gabby Douglas’ Kellogg’s endorsement deal

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We have a feeling that $90 million figure is B.S., but set that aside.  What’s really interesting is the total absence of class envy on Twitter:

Gabby Douglas signed 90 million and her mom was working 3 jobs.I never wanna hear anyone ever say anyone criticize the heart of a champion.

— Chop5 (@KamaliBey) August 4, 2012

So proud of the #USA. @GabbyDouglas congrats on the 90 million dollar Kellogg's endorsement… Werk sis!! Her mom worked 3 jobs, not no mo!

— Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton) August 4, 2012

Gabby Douglas is 16 and gettin 90 million from kelloggs the cereal brand. Wooooooow!

— Blankman!!! (@musicandfashion) August 4, 2012

Gabby Douglas signed a $90 million dollar contract with Kelloggs Cereal??…WOW! Congrats to her…She deserves it

— Reggie Mickles (@REGGIES_WORLD) August 3, 2012

Man, Gabby is amazing. I'm so happy for her!!! @gabrielledoug $90 million contract with Kellogg. And what y'all said again haters?

— Mel Smith (@iamMelsmith) August 4, 2012

Is it true that Gabrielle Douglas signed a $90 million deal with Kellogg's? If so, congratulations and OMG! Good lord!

— Devin Jai-Elle (@devinjaielle) August 4, 2012

@gabrielledoug endorsements have been reported could top $90 million….rags to riches, and well deserved..time to talk to my daughter….

— ChefJeff (@IBChefJeff) August 4, 2012

Gabby Douglas signed at 90 Million dollar contract with Kellogg!! And before the Olympics her mom worked 3 Jobs!! #GODisgood #Blessed

— Jalen Lindsey (@Jlindsey21) August 4, 2012

Notwithstanding the Left’s daily harangues against the Romneys (jet skis! #youpeople! dressage!), most Americans do not resent capitalism and do not consider wealth to be inherently evil — at least if they feel it was earned as a result of hard work.

We have a feeling President Barack Obama, however, isn’t too happy about Douglas’ newfound wealth. Remember?

“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

“Spread the wealth around.”

“You didn’t build that.”

Well, Twitter thinks Douglas — not Obama — built her gold medal victories:

Tim Philips: Obama to Gabby Douglas "you didn't earn that gold medal! Somebody else built the roads to the gym." #dream12 #tcot #fb

— Nicholas Horton (@nhhorton) August 3, 2012

I congratulate Gabby Douglas and the US Women's Gymnastic program for their Gold medal wins! Yes They BUILT THAT and deserve all the credit!

— claudia roazen (@claudiafire) August 3, 2012

#GabbyDouglas — she built that. #Olympics

— Kate O'Hare Writes (@KateOH) August 3, 2012

CNN says Gabby Douglas chartered her own destiny. She built her own destiny? You mean Obama didn't do that for her?

— Ron Hue (@Tru2Hue) August 3, 2012

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FreedomWorks, Heritage Action announce opposition to McConnell-Biden bill

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Key Vote “NO” on Fiscal Cliff Deal via @deanclamcy #fw

— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) January 1, 2013

Two separate conservative activist groups, FreedomWorks and Heritage Action (an activist organization associated with the Heritage Foundation), have both announced their opposition to the crap sandwich passed by the US Senate earlier today. Here’s the full statement from the FreedomWorks website:

Key Vote NO on “Fiscal Cliff” Tax Hikes and Sequester Postponement 

Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your state’s two U.S. Senators and urge them to vote against the McConnell-Obama bill to raise taxes and postpone the promised sequester savings.

While legislative language is not yet available–Senators are apparently being asked once again to vote on a bill no one has had a chance to read–press reports from late this afternoon suggest that the legislation falls short in at least three ways: 1) It fails to extend current income tax rates for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year, thus embracing President Obama’s cynical “soak the rich” politics, which punishes success and divides Americans against one another, without producing any significant revenue. 2) It once again kicks the can down the road on any meaningful spending reductions, by postponing $1.2 trillion in promised savings required under the Budget Control Act of 2011, in effect repealing those savings and cynically letting the government go on piling a mountain of debt on our children and grandchildren. 3) It increases federal spending on luxuries we can’t afford, like an extension of already over-extended unemployment benefits and various “stimulus” (i.e., special interest) tax breaks.

In the course of negotiating this bad bill with a lame-duck Congress, President Obama made clear that his position is to condition agreement to any spending reductions on additional tax hikes in at least a 1:1 ratio. This is outrageous. Washington has an over-spending problem, not an under-taxing problem. Raising taxes is not the way to get America out of our deep fiscal mire. Instead, we should be focusing on fixing our labyrinthine tax code and reforming our out-of-control spending and our unsustainable entitlements. Only by making these real, substantial reforms will we be able to get our fiscal house in order and avoid another damaging debt downgrade.

There is a better way to avoid the fiscal cliff. FreedomWorks has been urging Congress to keep its promise of $1.2 trillion in ten-year sequester savings, extend all current tax rates for one year, and get to work in 2013 on reforming taxes and entitlements.

As a matter of principle, we will never again support a back room deal that the American people have not been given ample chance to examine. Both parties promise full transparency but act in secret when no one is paying attention.

We will never fix our fiscal problems, shrink the national debt burden, reform the tax code, modernize our broken entitlements, and balance the budget until Congress and the President commit to return to regular order. Pass a budget resolution by April 15th, as required by law. Propose legislation through the open legislative process. Pass the appropriations bills, without special interest earmarks, in the light of day. Reconcile all of this by October 1st, the beginning of the new fiscal year. Stop kicking the can down the road. That is our New Year’s Wish. Anything less cheats the American People of what they have every right to expect from the political class.

I urge you to call your state’s two U.S. Senators and ask them to vote NO on the McConnell-Obama bill to raise taxes and postpone the promised sequester savings. We will count any vote on this proposal as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2012. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.


Matt Kibbe

President and CEO, FreedomWorks

The House is expected to vote on the Senate-passed bill later today.

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