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  • T-Pain sings national anthem without trademark ‘auto-tune’ — and stuns the entire Internet
    Posted September 2, 2015 at 7:26 am by Jason Howerton

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    T-Pain, who became a star using “auto-tune” in his tracks, ditched the pitch-correcting modulation at the L.A. Dodgers game on Monday when he sang the national anthem.

    The result was beautiful.

  • Learn how to ‘skin a watermelon’ with this quick tutorial
    Posted September 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm by Oliver Darcy

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    Need a cool party trick? This might just be it.

    A new video posted online this week aims to explain how to “skin a watermelon.” Mark Rober walks viewers through the process, which he says takes about 10 minutes to complete.

    The instructions call for two watermelons, of similar shape and size. Step one is to shave off the exterior of one of the watermelons, first using a knife and then smoothing the surface with a dish-washing sponge. The second step is to cut the other watermelon in half and then gut it as one normally would.

    Combining the shaved watermelon with the hollow shell should leave the individual with a watermelon that appears to have been “skinned.”

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  • Women anonymously posting about why they won’t vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman
    Posted September 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm by Liz Klimas

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    Think women are more likely to vote for a presidential candidate just because she’s a woman or because they think it’s “time” a female took the White House?

    Some data out there would not necessarily support this idea (more on this front later) and neither would a cursory look at an anonymous social network that has women revealing they wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman.

    Whisper, which is an “anonymous social network that allows people to express themselves, connect with like-minded individuals” that launched in 2012, allows people to share their thoughts “in a community built around trust and honesty.”

    Though Clinton might think being a women is “one of the merits” giving her an edge for the democratic nomination, some Whisper users, claiming to be women, have taken to the platform to share that they won’t be showing gender solidarity for the democratic presidential candidate.

    I am a woman and I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton. She has been proven to be untrustworthy over and over again. No on Bernie Sanders too.

    As a female feminist, I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton. The fact that she supports tracking and the NSA collecting metadata without a warrant are more important to me than her gender.

    I won't be voting for Hillary Clinton because she's a woman. FYI: I'm a female.

    As a young woman, I feel like it would be a shame and a mockery if we have to present the honor of First Female President to Hillary Clinton.

    People need to stop saying that I hate women and am not a feminist because I don't want Hilary Clinton elected. I just think she's a bad choice for president. Not because she's a woman. I am a woman.

    I'm a feminist. No, I don't support Hillary Clinton just because she's female. I support Bernie Sanders because he's the candidate that promises to do the most for women's rights.

    People who want to vote for Hilary Clinton JUST because she's a women are really ignorant and disappointing. I'm a female feminist.

    If women were to be swayed simply by gender, some Whisper users pointed out, that the former secretary of state is not the only option for a female president in 2016.

    To all the people saying they'll vote for Hillary Clinton because they want a female president, what about carly fiorina?

    I would rather our first female president not be Hillary. Finora is a sharp  woman, but hasn't got the publicity Clinton has.

    I am a democrat and a man and I would love to see a woman to become the next US president. So I will vote for Carly Fiorina because I really hate Hillary Clinton.

    In addition to women taking to the app to say why they wouldn’t vote for Clinton, when you search her name on Whisper it also turns up a host of posts in favor and against the politician. Some of these posts though take a particularly nasty tone.

    Searching GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to see if she received the same treatment, as a woman campaigning for the nomination, revealed that while there are far fewer posts about her on the platform, the tone overall is much more friendly than that about Clinton.

    In the end though, are women more or less inclined to vote for a female candidate simply because they both are women? An article by Jody Newman, a former executive director of the National Women’s Caucus, published in 1996 in the Public Perspective explained that, according to her team’s research, “on average women do vote for women slightly more than men do, but that women do not automatically vote for women and do not necessarily form a solid base for women candidates.”

    “The extent of support a woman candidate receives from women voters will depend on the candidate, her campaign, her opponent, the composition and mood of the electorate, and the political climate,” Newman continued in the article, in the University of Connecticut’s Roper Center’s online magazine. “Women are slightly more likely to vote for women candidates but they do not vote as a bloc; like men voters, they make their decisions based on a wide variety of factors.”

    (H/T: Daily Mail, AOL)

  • Gospel choir’s moving rendition of the national anthem gets rousing round of applause
    Posted August 29, 2015 at 2:38 pm by Billy Hallowell

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    A gospel choir belted out a touching rendition of the national anthem during Saturday’s Restoring Unity, yielding a rousing round of applause from the thousands who assembled at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, to watch the inspirational event.

    Watch them sing the Star-Spangled Banner  below:

    Read more about Glenn Beck’s Restoring Unity event here.

  • VIDEO: Go behind the scenes as massive preparation effort is underway for Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Unity’ event
    Posted August 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm by Jason Howerton

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    There was a massive preparation effort underway in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday as the stage was being set for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Unity” event this weekend.

    Beck was on-site with his dog and protector at Legacy Arena. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage:

  • Taylor Swift and ‘Friends’ star Lisa Kudrow perform duet of ‘Smelly Cat’ and proceed to break the Internet
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 8:19 am by Jason Howerton

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    The headline pretty much speaks for itself.

  • Rank Joe Biden’s top 10 gaffes
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm by Mike Opelka

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    The increasing speculation surrounding a possible 2016 run by Vice President Joe Biden reminded us of some of the VP’s classic gaffes.

    We all have a favorite laugh-inducing or head-shaking Biden moment. So, we wondered, what’s yours?

    Watch these 10 classic Biden gaffes and rank them for us:

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  • Beck says this is the key to connecting with young voters
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Glenn Beck addressed the importance of connecting with young voters on Wednesday, saying the issue of freedom is key.

    “I think Libertarian ideas based on the Constitution are the right ideas that will connect to people,” he said on his television program. “[But if] you say ‘the Constitution’ their eyes will roll back in their head. But if you talk about freedom … that’s something entirely different.”

    Beck said the youth instinctively know they shouldn’t have to ask permission and cut through endless red tape if they want to build something beneficial to everyone.

    “This is the key to everything,” Matt Kibbe, the former president of FreedomWorks, agreed. “If we don’t connect with young people and get them to realize that they share the same fundamental values that we do, we’ve lost everything.”

    “We have to skip some of the tribal language,” Kibbe added. “When we say, ‘Defend the Constitution,’ they’re hearing something totally different. We have to talk about the values in the Constitution.”

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  • Glenn Beck researcher explains how he thinks Samantha Power helped enable Al-Qaeda
    Posted August 25, 2015 at 9:56 pm by Dan Andros

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    On Tuesday’s episode of The Glenn Beck Program, chief researcher Jason Buttrill made some big claims about U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.

    Buttrill took particular issue with what he said was lopsided reporting during Power’s days as a journalist covering the Balkan Wars, describing it as “biased and one sided.”

    He explained how he thought Power demonized the Serbian military while ignoring the massacre of Christians by radical Muslims — and Buttrill was just getting warmed up.

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  • The gun gadget Glenn Beck says he just has to have: ‘The greatest thing ever!!!!’
    Posted August 25, 2015 at 11:59 am by Jason Howerton

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    Glenn Beck posted a video of an awesome ammo loader on Facebook Tuesday, dubbing it the “greatest thing ever.”

    In addition to the fact that the ammo loader is innovative and saves shooters some time, Beck later revealed he’s also interested in an ammo loader for pistols because his neuropathy makes it difficult to load ammo in magazines.

    Check it out:

    I have got to get one of these! Wow! The greatest thing ever!!!!

    Posted by Glenn Beck on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • ‘Myth or Fact’: Will an iPhone save you from a shotgun blast at close range?
    Posted August 25, 2015 at 11:12 am by Jason Howerton

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    After hearing about a story in which a man claims his iPhone absorbed enough of a shotgun blast to his chest to save his live, YouTuber James Reeves wanted to put the claim to the test.

    Several iPhones were harmed in the making of this video (WARNING: Some strong language):

    (H/T: Guns.com)

  • We thought we’d seen everything in Times Square. Then this guy appeared.
    Posted August 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm by Mike Opelka

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    On Friday, we spotted something very strange happening in Times Square. It was a man in a full-body suit, pushing what appeared to be a system to pump him full of filtered air.

    Despite his odd appearance and the loud gasoline engine on his cart, it seemed nobody found this to be strange.

    Image source: Mike Opelka / TheBlaze

    Mike Opelka/TheBlaze

    The man in the suit headed us a card explaining what he was doing — sort of.  The device he was pushing and his suit were part of a “Mobile Personal Climatification Unit 200″ or the M.P.C.U. 200.

    Image source: Mike Opelka / TheBlaze

    Mike Opelka/TheBlaze

    A visit to the satisfixation.com website confirmed what we suspected after “interviewing” the man in the suit.

    The M.P.C.U. 200 is part of Satisfixation’s “ ambulatory theatrical intervention” demonstration being exhibited on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    The site’s mission statement continues, “The Mobile Personal Series contains three distinct works designed to highlight the (mis)communications between humans and mechanical technology.”

    Watch:

    If you are in the NYC area and have to see this roving “exhibit” in person, the group has posted a schedule here.

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  • Can Donald and Ben win the big one? Buzz begins about a Trump-Carson ticket
    Posted August 23, 2015 at 12:34 am by Fred Lucas

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    With Donald Trump flexing his political muscle as a non-politician, there is already some buzz about a non-pol ticket in 2016.

    Trump drew an astonishing crowd of about 30,000 in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday.

    Less reported is that Carson drew a smaller, but still impressive, crowd of 12,000 at a rally this week in Phoenix.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. The Trump campaign moved tonight's rally to a larger stadium to accommodate demand. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. The Trump campaign moved tonight’s rally to a larger stadium to accommodate demand. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

    In the all-important state of Iowa, Carson is running second to Trump among Republican candidates and is in third place in most national polls.

    “He’s a tame version of Donald Trump,” a Carson supporter from Iowa told Real Clear Politics, referring to the fact that neither the real estate mogul nor the retired neurosurgeon is part of the D.C. machine.

    The Daily Mail this week posted a speculative piece about Trump tapping either Carson or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as a running mate should Trump actually win the nomination.

    From the Daily Mail:

    Trump’s campaign said he has ‘cordial’ relationships with both men based on ‘mutual respect.’

    An ex-aide to Trump, Roger Stone, was also seen meeting with Carson’s campaign chief Jake Menges yesterday in New York. Stone says he did not set up the meeting at the behest of Trump, however.

    Stone told DailyMail.com that he believes in ‘citizen action’ and met with Menges of his own volition because he thinks Carson would be a good fit on a Trump ticket.

    He stressed that the meet-up was ‘not authorized’ by Trump and he no longer works for the real estate mogul.

    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during the Iowa State Fair on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Presidential candidates are addressing attendees at the Iowa State Fair on the Des Moines Register Presidential Soapbox stage and touring the fairgrounds. The State Fair runs through August 23. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during the Iowa State Fair on August 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Presidential candidates are addressing attendees at the Iowa State Fair on the Des Moines Register Presidential Soapbox stage and touring the fairgrounds. The State Fair runs through August 23. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Veep speculation likely only works one way in this case: If Trump falls short in his campaign, his personality is not the type to accept a role as anyone’s number two.

    Then again, August is not the best time to lead GOP polls — just ask Rudy Giuliani.

    But if Republican voters are fully fed up – not just with Washington but the entire political class, including Tea Party office holders like Cruz, Rand Paul and Scott Walker – Trump and Carson might become very a viable option for total outsiders.

    On the other hand, Trump — and for that matter Carson — might just be another manifestation of Americans letting off steam (i.e., Ross Perot, Steve Forbes, Pat Robertson, Howard Dean – all outsider candidates who looked good in polls until actual voting started).

    And while virtually no one would admit to liking career politicians, historically career politicians win presidential campaigns. The exception being Dwight Eisenhower – who only won World War II.

    A much more comparable example would be Wendell Willkie, the utility executive who stunned the political world in 1940 by winning the Republican presidential nomination after a grassroots groundswell. He lost to President Franklin D. Roosevelt — but winning the GOP nod was an amazing feat, in part because (sort of like Trump) Willkie had been a Democrat before running for president.

  • Terrifying new teasers released for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’
    Posted August 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm by Jason Howerton

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    Entertainment Weekly got its hands on two new teasers for “American Horror Story: Hotel,” the latest season of the hit TV series.

    Basically, even with just 16 second clips, it looks terrifying. Watch if you dare:

  • Family watches in amazement as a ‘bear family’ takes over their pool
    Posted August 21, 2015 at 9:58 am by Jason Howerton

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  • Beck says the presidency has changed in an ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ way in recent years
    Posted August 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Glenn Beck warned Thursday that the American presidency has changed in an “extraordinarily dangerous” way in recent years.

    Speaking with a studio audience on his television program, Beck remarked: “The presidency has changed since Bill Clinton, and it’s about to change even more. When we were growing up, the presidency was your last deal. You were the president and then you retired. You went away and you died. Not anymore.”

    Beck said the presidency has become a “stepping stone” to greater wealth and power, which is “extraordinarily dangerous.”

    “Every president from Bill Clinton on will be a billionaire, as long as the United States remains a republic. A billionaire, guaranteed,” Beck continued. “Who has the character to be able to look at the presidency not as a stepping stone for — ‘Yeah I have to do this for four years or eight years, and I want to do a good job on it, but afterwards I’m going to be able to get whatever the hell I want done’?”

    “Who has that character?” Beck asked. “Because every single one of them are going to face that if they win, and every single one of them [is] hearing that call: ‘Global initiative.’”

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  • Candidates break out in song at GOP debate in one of the most brilliant ‘Bad Lip Reading’ videos yet
    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm by Jason Howerton

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    The Bad Lip Reading team clearly spent a lot of time and effort on its latest video focusing on the first GOP debate — it even includes songs from many of the candidates.

    Watch the video below:

  • Do you suffer from ‘Al Sharpton Syndrome’?
    Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm by Mike Opelka

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    It’s not much of a secret that MSNBC’s Al Sharpton tends to have some…trouble…pronouncing other people’s names.

    It doesn’t matter if they’re presidential candidates, co-workers or even biblical figures — Sharpton can butcher them all. In fact, he does it so often, there’s a “syndrome” named after him. Learn about Al Sharpton Syndrome below:

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  • Video: Josh Groban sings Donald Trump tweets, and it’s pretty great
    Posted August 18, 2015 at 8:39 am by Jason Howerton

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    Singer Josh Groban joined forces with late night host Jimmy Kimmel to sing some of Donald Trump’s best tweets.

    Enjoy:

  • Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s son makes genius, adorable argument to get his dad to let him sleep in longer
    Posted August 17, 2015 at 11:04 am by Jason Howerton

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    As the proud father of two, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is learning that “they grow up so fast.”

    On Monday morning, Luttrell had an interesting “debate” with his son, Axe, as he woke him up for school. He said his son’s response proved he is “wise far beyond his years.”

    “Axe and I had a debate this morning it went something like this. ‘dad if I could sleep a little longer I will be able to learn a lot more’. Wise far beyond his years why couldn’t I have come up w/ that line back in grade school,” Luttrell wrote in a Facebook post.

    The Facebook post also included a humorous video showing Axe unenthusiastically heading to his first day of school.

    Back to school..! You guys were right, they grow up so fast. Axe and I had a debate this morning it went something like…

    Posted by Marcus Luttrell on Monday, August 17, 2015

  • ‘MythBusters’ co-host ‘nearly rendered speechless’ by incredible footage of pistol firing round at 73,000 frames per second
    Posted August 17, 2015 at 8:03 am by Jason Howerton

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    “MythBusters” co-host Adam Savage was “nearly rendered speechless” by amazing video footage that captured a pistol firing off a round at 73,000 frames per second.

    “Adam Savage is nearly rendered speechless by incredible slomo footage that captures a bullet being fired at 73,000 frames per second. Shot at these speeds, the video reveals a dance of pressure and fire that would otherwise be missed by the unaided eye,” the video’s description reads on Discovery’s official YouTube channel.

    Watch the incredible video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times, below:

  • First trailer released for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm by Jason Howerton

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    The first trailer for the Quentin Tarantino-directed film “The Hateful Eight” was released on Wednesday, months after he sued Gawker for leaking an early draft of the movie’s script.

    Tarantino apparently got so mad about the leak that he reportedly threatened to not make the movie at all. Looks like he changed his mind.

    Watch below:

  • ‘For the Record’: Israel’s nuclear reality
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 10:54 am by Tom Orr

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    The Iran nuclear agreement is a hotly contested topic in the United States, but in Israel it is considered a matter of life or death.

    The Iranian regime has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and while President Barack Obama has dismissed the seriousness of the “death to Israel” chants as rhetoric, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the P5+1 — comprised of the U.S., U.K., China, France, Russia and Germany — has created a dangerous situation that will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

    The producers of TheBlaze TV’s For the Record have been following these negotiations closely for more than a year. In this FTR short, a number of current and former congressional leaders describe the real dangers a nuclear Iran would pose. You can learn more about the deal’s impact on Israel and the entire region in the For the Record episode “Iranian Revelation” on demand at theblaze.com/tv.

  • ‘NOW That’s What I Call Presidential!’ A 2016 parody
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 9:01 am by Mike Opelka

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    The 2016 presidential candidates like to sing — and now you can have all of their “performances” in one place!

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  • Meet two women willing to defend Donald Trump
    Posted August 9, 2015 at 7:18 am by Mike Opelka

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    Following Donald Trump’s graphic comments about Megyn Kelly, many of the 2016 GOP candidates have distanced themselves from Trump.

    Jeb Bush speculated Trump’s words may be driving women away from the GOP.

    However, we found at least two women who appear to be supporting Mr. Trump and calling out Megyn Kelly.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    The two women in the video posted below call themselves, “The Viewer’s View.” Their YouTube channel has 17 videos, five of which are pro-Trump, including the one titled, “Megyn Kelly Starts A War With Donald Trump.”

    Are they serious?

    Watch the video and decide for yourself. (Content warning: Strong language)

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