Tom Coughlin to receive Outstanding Civilian Service Award

http://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/202423089127112705

…Yet nobody really knows why.

@AdamSchefter why?

— Brendan Reilly (@reilly_b) May 15, 2012

@AdamSchefter why is he getting it though?

— Jeffrey Huber (@JeffreyDHuber) May 15, 2012

@AdamSchefter why is coughlin getting the award?

— Joe Hudson (@KishkaJoe) May 15, 2012

@AdamSchefter what did Coughlin do

— Mateo Monte (@MontCantStop) May 15, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/IMxRANDALICIOUS/status/202423979510738946

@AdamSchefter Awesome! For what exactly? (No sarcasm, just curious.)

— Mike Spring (@TheMikeSpring) May 15, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/MattCase33/status/202423629110194176

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/15/tom-coughlin-to-receive-outstanding-civilian-service-award/

This Is What Post-Pregnancy Bodies Actually Look Like

BuzzFeed News interviewed the woman behind a beautiful body project.

1. Five weeks after giving birth, Jade Beall took a candid photo of herself with her son and shared it with friends and family online.

Jade Beall Photography

2. What she didn’t expect was for the photo to go viral, be shared tens of thousands of times, and completely change her life.

“The photo was of me with my son, breastfeeding, just holding him completely bare, both of us,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I had rolls in places I never had in my life, I had dark circles under my eyes, I was raw, and I didn’t photoshop any part of the photo to make me look different than I actually did right then.”

3. The positive reaction to the photo led Beall to start A Beautiful Project.

Jade Beall Photography

Jade Beall Photography

 

Jade Beall Photography

5. “Many women resonated with the photos and wanted to be photographed,” she said. That’s when she realised she could help mothers celebrate, and love, their post-pregnancy bodies.

Jade Beall Photography

Jade Beall Photography

Jade Beall Photography

 

7. For the project, the 35-year-old Arizona-based photographer took hundreds of women and featured un-photoshopped snaps of them alongside personal stories of how they built their self-esteem.

 

Jade Beall Photography

9. Mothers who described themselves as “wrinkly” and “fat” were now being encouraged to embrace their beauty “just as they are”.

Jade Beall Photography

 

10. “The reaction has been rad,” Beall said. “I have made friends and photographed women all over the world.”

Jade Beall Photography

Jade Beall Photography

 

12. She added: “I have helped hundreds if not thousands of women feel seen while inspiring the beginning of a practice of self-love and sisterhood.”

Jade Beall Photography

13. You can find out more about the project on Facebook and the Beautiful Project website.

Jade Beall Photography

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/this-is-what-post-pregnancy-bodies-actually-look-like

Bam! Martha MacCallum, Sarah Palin blast Iran deal with key question

http://twitter.com/#!/marthamaccallum/status/404994415518683136

Boom.

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum isn’t alone in posing that question. Sarah Palin did the same:

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahPalinUSA/status/404829114197999616

Double boom.

The link leads to an excellent post by her daughter Bristol. Please do read the whole thing. In the meantime, Bristol’s last line says it all:

How do you make a deal with a country who is torturing your own citizens?

Sarah Palin has also been a fierce fighter for Pastor Saaed. Saaed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor, is imprisoned in Iran. For what? Oh, for practicing Christianity.  As Twitchy reported, he has been told he “will hang” for his faith.

Citizens are also rightly blasting the deal with Iran, which Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “historic mistake.”

http://twitter.com/#!/MorlockJF/status/404994851449475072
http://twitter.com/#!/bvdees/status/404997720919646208
http://twitter.com/#!/lollypopper66/status/405000867738181632

Indeed. The deal is shameful and potentially disastrous.

MacCallum made another penetrating point:

http://twitter.com/#!/PCgodUSA/status/405009781275906048

Chilling truth.

Related:

‘Reduces pressure on Iran’: Benjamin Netanyahu continues to blast ‘bad deal’

‘Committed to do what?’: Obama phones Netanyahu, reaffirms ‘shared’ commitment

‘Die please’: Hateful tweets pour in toward Israel, Netanyahu

‘Perfection’: Eight IS enough! Greg Gutfeld sums up Iran deal in eight words

‘Truth!’ Actor Dean Cain slams Iran nuclear program deal, makes dire prediction

Iran? Hoop-dee-do! Guess what Obama is doing today (Hint: Not golf, shockingly. But close)

Laugh or cry? Let’s contrast @BarackObama with Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu tweet-blasts ‘historic mistake’ Iran deal; Asks key question; Update: Israel has right to defend itself

Embarrassing: Iran, Shmiran! ‘Real journos’ breathlessly focus on … Obama’s tie

‘Lost in translation?’ Hmm: Something seems very familiar about Kerry’s Iran deal spin

Appease in our time? John Kerry’s involvement in Iran nuke deal earning dubious comparison

Iran agrees to ‘dial back’ nuclear program

Sarah Palin, Christian activists rally to #SaveSaeed: American pastor detained in Iran

Religious liberty activists pray for jailed Christian Pastor Saeed in Iran; tweet to help #FreeSaeed

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/25/cant-say-it-any-clearer-martha-maccallum-palin-blast-iran-deal-with-key-pastor-question/

‘Escape hatch’: Laura Ingraham on why Obama is backing off the ‘red line’

http://twitter.com/#!/IngrahamAngle/status/377196208286359552

Toss in a little possible assistance from Russia:

http://twitter.com/#!/AngelaHaggerty/status/377202673797591040

Given the above factors, President Obama can start backing away from that red line that he “the world” drew:

http://twitter.com/#!/pastorsadler/status/377197551562539008
http://twitter.com/#!/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/377195469300305921
http://twitter.com/#!/NumbersMuncher/status/377194961185161216

Was this entire endeavor just to get out of an irresponsible comment Obama made a year ago?

http://twitter.com/#!/maisara_soliman/status/377206335114579969

We might know for sure before too long.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/09/escape-hatch-laura-ingraham-on-why-obama-is-backing-off-the-red-line/

Soap star wants Romney ‘disqualified’ for poking hole in Obamacare narrative

http://twitter.com/#!/NancyLeeGrahn/status/250276047621349376

The actress is shocked — shocked! — that Mitt Romney would have the temerity to claim that uninsured people can receive emergency room care. After all, that goes against the portion of the pro-Obamacare narrative that asserts that sick people without health insurance will be left to die in the streets. Disqualify him!

Well, Nancy, we hate to break it to you (actually, that’s a lie; we can’t wait to break it to you), but Romney is absolutely right. According to the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, individuals seeking E.R. treatment cannot be denied medical examinations, regardless of their insurance status:

Any patient who “comes to the emergency department” requesting “examination or treatment for a medical condition” must be provided with “an appropriate medical screening examination” to determine if he is suffering from an “emergency medical condition”. If he is, then the hospital is obligated to either provide him with treatment until he is stable or to transfer him to another hospital in conformance with the statute’s directives.

A pregnant woman who presents in active labor must, for all practical purposes, be admitted and treated until delivery is completed, unless a transfer under the statute is appropriate. The statute explicitly provides that this must include delivery of the placenta.

In essence, then, the statute:

    • imposes an affirmative obligation on the part of the hospital to provide a medical screening examination to determine whether an “emergency medical condition” exists;
    • imposes restrictions on transfers of persons who exhibit an “emergency medical condition” or are in active labor, which restrictions may or may not be limited to transfers made for economic reasons;
    • imposes an affirmative duty to institute treatment if an “emergency medical condition” does exist.

Whoops! Nancy seems to think that working at General Hospital makes her an expert on health care policy. Honey, we’d be more than happy to show you those rules you want to see so badly, but we’ve got a feeling you won’t like them.

How many here want Mitt voted off the Island and his torch extinguished?

— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 24, 2012

The only torch that deserves to be extinguished is the one Nancy is blindly carrying for Obama. November is coming. We can’t wait.

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‘General Hospital’ star Nancy Lee Grahn takes swipes at Clint Eastwood, Mitt Romney

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/24/general-hospital-actress-wants-romney-disqualified-for-poking-hole-in-obamacare-narrative/