As Twitchy has been reporting over the past few days, Piers Morgan has become a vocal critic of the Obama administration and we must say, it’s been delightful to watch. Morgan continues that onslaught with this zinger aimed at President Obama and CDC Director Dr. Frieden and their happy-talk on Ebola:

Best way for Pres Obama & Dr Frieden to reinforce their claim it's very hard to catch Ebola is for them to be pictured hugging a patient.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

Boom! Yeah, go hug it out guys.

And a double-boom from Morgan and his readers:

@piersmorgan Can't transfer bodily fluids by hugging

— Andrew Miles (@Manwithaview1) October 17, 2014

Want to test that theory? > RT @Manwithaview1 @piersmorgan Can't transfer bodily fluids by hugging

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

@piersmorgan @Manwithaview1 Ebola in patients with high viral loads has been found in sweat in levels high enough to infect. #NoHandshakes

— Frank Fisher (@frank_fisher) October 17, 2014

@Manwithaview1 @piersmorgan Spanish nurse contracted it wiping face of one of the priests who had ebola…..

— Peter Wheaton (@PeteWheat0204) October 17, 2014

Of course, we are talking about Piers Morgan, and he really can’t help himself at times. Here he is back to talking about guns:

REMINDER: Republicans have blocked Pres Obama's nominee for Surgeon-General, Dr Vivek Murthy, because he backs gun control. #ebola

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

So Americans have no Surgeon-General during a public health crisis because the nominee believes guns are not conducive to public health.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

One person has died of Ebola in America so far. 30,000 will die from gun violence this year alone.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

Well, Piers, for starters, there is an “acting” Surgeon General, but he’s actually not at any of the Ebola meetings:

#WOW Acting Surgeon General #NOT in @WhiteHouse #Ebola meetings #reiders #1Voter #RonanFarrow

— Joy Reid Fan Club (@club_reid) October 17, 2014

REMINDER: There is currently an acting Surgeon General. ALSO: The Surgeon General has ZERO role in containing Ebola. @piersmorgan

— RB (@RBPundit) October 17, 2014

And secondly, Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate so that the president’s nominees can be approved with a simple majority:

Where and who is the Surgeon General? Reid stops vote on SG. Seems the SG should be our Czar! Media, do your job. #Ebola #czar #obama

— Rich Kelsey (@RichKelsey) October 17, 2014

How about asking the Majority Leader to schedule a vote, heh?

Morgan ended with this:

There is no gun czar in America.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 17, 2014

He’s wrong, again! Joe Biden is the “gun czar,” from CBS News:

Obama tapping Biden to lead multi-agency gun violence policy review

Well, at least the vice president wasn’t named “drug czar” because that might be awkward now that it’s surfaced that Biden’s son, Hunter, was kicked out of the Navy for abusing cocaine.


Full Twitchy coverage of Ebola here.

Read more:!/DrewMTips/status/507244236027486208

As Twitchy reported, President Obama revealed his super-strategic strategy for dealing with ISIS: Shrinking ISIS down “to the point where it is a manageable problem.” Because terrorists are people to be “managed.”

This afternoon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel went on CNN, where he attempted to, uh, clarify the White House’s position:!/NoahCRothman/status/507243026410766336!/jaketapper/status/507243455111000064

Let’s just go to the videotape, shall we?


Hagel: The president’s point being to degrade and destroy their capability, so that it doesn’t get to [the point where ISIS is a threat to the U.S. homeland]. We know they’re a threat, we know they’re brutal. We know that they are — as I’ve said, as others have said — something that we’ve never seen before. They’re better organized, they’re better funded, they have more capability, they’re better structured. There’s a dangerous, dangerous ideology of a brutality, a barbaric nature that we’ve not seen before, so my job as secretary of defense is not to second-guess what may be, or what’s going to be, but we’ve got to protect, do everything we can to protect our country, protect our interests at the command of our commander in chief.

For the record, he’s referring to the same commander in chief who thinks “brutal,” “barbaric” terrorists with a network unlike anything we’ve ever seen before can be made “manageable.”!/NoahCRothman/status/507243056219697152

No kidding.!/NatSecCNN/status/507243899761754113

That? That was clear? Could’ve fooled us.!/NoahCRothman/status/507244073099341824!/Doc_0/status/507244568329211904

Exit question:!/DrewMTips/status/507248180904611841



‘WTF?!’ Hey guys, it’s all good! Obama says we can shrink ISIS to a ‘manageable problem’

‘GREAT POINT!’ Dana Loesch skewers Obama’s ISIS ‘no strategy’ with shattering perspective

‘IRS email backups’: Obama has PLENTY of #ManageableProblems

Fired up? It takes just 112 characters to sum up Obama, ISIS response with one question

Twitchy coverage of Chuck Hagel

Read more:!/BecketAdams/status/445626846898843648

Yesterday, in a vote which had its legitimacy widely questioned, Crimeans “overwhelmingly” elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. In response, President Obama imposed certain “sanctions,” which were to freeze the U.S. assets of several members of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”!/KaptenMike/status/445637669616623616

Putin was undeterred, as most expected:!/nbcnightlynews/status/445632259983671297

So much for the first round of sanctions.!/CuffyMeh/status/445625286642528256

Fox News’ Brit Hume noted sarcastically what kind of a role the sanctions played in slowing down Putin:!/brithume/status/445634539004907520

President Obama’s pen and phone so far haven’t found a way to temper Putin’s territorial aggression.



Russia media chief claims fear of Putin making Obama go gray; More likely reason provided

‘HA!’ Garry Kasparov shares possible reason Obama won’t stand up to Putin

Read more:!/marcmcpherson/status/510255921017020417

It shouldn’t be news to long-time Twitchy readers that comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alumn Norm Macdonald believes in God, nor a surprise that that knowledge drives atheists crazy. Wednesday, Macdonald tweeted that his prayers were with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was hospitalized for abdominal pain and diagnosed with a tumor in his abdomen.

@TOMayorFord My prayers are with you. A speedy recovery, sir.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 11, 2014

@normmacdonald , you pray?

— Garth Tohms (@garthtohms) September 11, 2014

@garthtohms Yes sir, I do.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald So you are actually praying for @TOMayorFord, on your knees and such?

— Brad Wheeler (@BWheelerglobe) September 11, 2014

@BWheelerglobe @TOMayorFord Yes sir, I am.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 12, 2014

@garthtohms @normmacdonald I thought Norm was more of a free thinker.

— Mr. Clever (@TheMrClever) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald @garthtohms How can you freely think if your mind is bound to a God?

— Mr. Clever (@TheMrClever) September 12, 2014

@TheMrClever @garthtohms My mind is bound by nothing.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Norm, you pray? Seriously?

— Scott Steele (@WScott_Steele) September 12, 2014

@WScott_Steele Yes, sir. Many times a day.

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Bless you.

— Scott Steele (@WScott_Steele) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Thanks for your prayers for @TOMayorFord. We are all God's children and serve a purpose. Also, thanks for live-tweeting golf!

— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald is getting insulted for praying for a sick man in the hospital. Kind of sad. Had come to expect more from atheists/agnostics.

— BIC|The Dirty Deacon (@SacredLetDown) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Sad that wishing well and praying for a struggling man is controversial. Thanks for setting a positive example.

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 12, 2014

@exjon @normmacdonald Not controversial. But a few atheists with inferiority complexes are easily threatened by theism.

— Mark Fritz (@MarkAndrewFritz) September 12, 2014

@MarkAndrewFritz Most atheists I know are cool. But there are several anti-theists who aren't as tolerant. @normmacdonald

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 12, 2014

@exjon @normmacdonald I agree. The cool ones don't show up on Twitter berating people for praying.

— Mark Fritz (@MarkAndrewFritz) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald people love to look down on others & have this weird superiority complex against people being spiritual in any way. it's bad

— Bonzi the poster (@bonzibuddy64) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Your ideology & expression of goodwill expressed in prayer matters not to me, sir. What I have seen is a generous heart. ✌️

— Winston Steele (@textas0371) September 12, 2014

I've come to the conclusion that @normmacdonald is a decent human being. A rare thing most places; nearly extinct on Twitter.

— Zombyboy (@zombyboy) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald The power of prayer is real! Thank you for spreading the good word!

— Mike Fornelos (@mikefornelos) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald don't let the prayer police ferguson you!

— Jeff Saxour (@therealsaxour) September 12, 2014

So peole are giving @normmacdonald shit for praying for @TOMayorFord. As an atheist, I say…go Norm!

— ✌ Romey Rome ❤ (@RobLives4Love) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald You're a good guy, Norm.

— Noah Towe (@NoahTowe) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald you're a beautiful man, Norm! God bless you.

— The Dude (@gordonshuckrow) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald says he prays and people attack him for not being a "free thinker." Stay cool, Norm, I admire you so much right now.

— Cynical Stoner (@ThaComicsGawd) September 12, 2014

@normmacdonald Love you, man. Thank you for being honestly yourself.

— Michael Kane (@ClubMichaelKane) September 12, 2014


Comedian Norm Macdonald believes in God; Atheists in a state of shock

Comedian Norm Macdonald attacked by atheists, deletes tweets

Sigh: Norm Macdonald apologizes for ‘making people angry’ with tweets about faith

Goodbye, cruel Twitter? After atheists attack, Norm Macdonald considers deleting his account

Read more:!/CuffyMeh/status/446261506100178944

#Baracketology? Embarrassing indeed. Criminy. It just gets more and more humiliating.

On the plus side, there is Twitter to keep us laughing instead of crying. Today is no exception. NCAA brackets? President Obama’s Final Four bracket has been revealed in this Twitter “exclusive.”!/CuffyMeh/status/446260805756268544

It’s funny and terrifying, because it seems to be true.

And an exit alternate:!/heavyhokie/status/446261877241159680


Read more:!/exjon/status/498715890373132288

As Twitchy reported, tensions escalated in Ferguson, Mo., as people took to the streets in anti-police protests over the shooting of a black teenager named Mike Brown. The protests turned violent with riots and looting.

Where is President Obama?!/KatMcKinley/status/498680116038631425!/StLouisAmerican/status/498497783088046081

Be careful what you wish for. Twitter users have some predictions about what oh-so-brilliant statement Obama will offer up.!/redsteeze/status/498727275563864064!/exjon/status/498713765421252608

Laugh or cry? We say both.


Bogus rumor: Column of tanks headed to Ferguson, Mo.

Hapless rioters attempt to shatter bus stop shelter with a trash can [Vine video]

‘And the riots have started’: Protest escalates in Ferguson Mo. [pics, Vine, video]; Updated: Looting, vandalism, violence

New Black Panthers reportedly at protest, riots in Ferguson, Mo. [pics, Vine video]

Now someone is shooting at Ferguson, Mo., police

‘Breaking Bad style’: Ferguson, Mo., looters load ATM onto truck

Tensions rise in Ferguson, Mo., as angry anti-police protests intensify [Vine video]

‘F*ck the police’: ‘Disturbed’ online protesters want #JusticeForMikeBrown

Read more:!/kevinpost/status/408986513414701056

Everyone’s a winner! But we’re not handing Common Core cheerleaders any participation trophies for this one.

A teacher shared this breathtakingly stupid math problem with Twitchy reader @KevinPost. It’s reportedly from a Common Core-aligned book.!/kevinpost/status/408965283429105664

Say wha?

After seeing this kind of gobbledygook many times, we’re all out of shocked faces. Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin called her daughter’s Houghton Mifflin algebra textbook a “nightmare” when she tweeted about the error-ridden text. Juanita’s sticker predicament appears to be from a Houghton Mifflin Assessment Guide.!/kevinpost/status/408972691937316864

For context, check out this chapter a fourth-grade teacher uploaded to her website (PDF). It includes the same sticker scenario and the preceding questions offer no additional information to help students solve the poorly-worded problem. So the answer is up to you!!/kevinpost/status/408976820399124480

Special thanks to @KevinPost for bringing this example to our attention.


Twitchy readers responding to our tweet of this post have replied that the answer is definitely “12.” Or “24.” Or “0.” Or “7.”

It’s all clear now, huh? Of those answers, we think 12 would be the smallest number of stickers she should buy (if we’re reading the problem correctly). But if the goal was to confuse people with a strangely-worded question, then score!


Answers continue to come in (see comments below and tweets sent to @TwitchyTeam) and there’s one thing that is clear: the phrasing is misleading enough that adults are interpreting the question in several different ways. How does that help kids learn math?


You have to see these unintelligible Common Core assignments posted by angry parents

Must-see Common Core math problems of the day [pics]

Michelle Malkin takes on reality-challenged Common Core mouthpiece

Dana Loesch slams Common Core, Arne Duncan on ‘Kelly File’ 

Education Secretary’s statement about Common Core opponents sparks ‘Moms Against Duncan’

First grade teacher mocks Common Core

‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

Michelle Malkin: My child’s Common Core-aligned Algebra book is crap

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