Happy Friday, here’s a streaker at last night’s Cardinals game

http://twitter.com/#!/MattSebek/status/205857398714417152

Now normally, this wouldn’t cause for much of a concern.

Just another set of pasty butt cheeks prancing around the outfield before inevitably getting bodyslammed by stadium security.

But the photo that AP photojournalist Jeff Roberson managed to snag of the streaker at last night’s Phillies-Cardinals tilt is permanently etched into our memories, and that’s a good thing.

He captured the free American spirit at its finest, complete with a tattoo sprawled across the man’s ribcage that, of course, read “Hakuna Matata”.

America needed this to happen.

Baseball, strangely, needed this to happen.

And with that, a good start to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial kick off point to the rest of this interesting and entertaining season.

They questioned the streaker and they asked him why he did it. He said he lost a bet to a friend. 22 year old landscaper. @Cardinals

— garrett bruce (@gbruce26) May 25, 2012

"Has anyone seen my pants?" -7th Inning Streaker

— Spencer Graves (@SpencerGraves) May 25, 2012

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‘Animals’: More attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/nadinemarroushi/status/369250632055545856

The reported attacks by Islamists on Christian churches, Christian institutions and Christians in Egypt has spread. Here are some of the latest pictures to be tweeted from Egypt:

http://twitter.com/#!/JamesMartinSJ/status/369244270479147010

Those under attack include nuns, and reportedly a taxi driver was killed whose only crime was having a Christian cross on the dashboard:

http://twitter.com/#!/CarolinianJew/status/369242854079467520

From the Associated Press:

Two Christians have been killed since Wednesday, including a taxi driver who strayed into a protest by Morsi supporters in Alexandria and another man who was shot to death by Islamists in the southern province of Sohag, according to security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information.

The attacks served as a reminder that Islamists, while on the defensive in Cairo, maintain influence and the ability to stage violence in provincial strongholds with a large minority of Christians.

Nuns have also been targeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/JanellePeters/status/369098303020875777

The three nuns were reportedly led to safety by a Muslim woman.

Twitchy will monitor this story and keep you updated on the latest developments.

Related:

‘F*ck you, Egypt’: Model Natasha Galkina blasts church-burning ‘barbarians’

Reporters targeted; American journalist says Egyptian police ‘urged men to beat me up’

Christians pray for their ‘extremist brothers’ in scorched Egyptian church [photo]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/18/animals-more-attacks-on-christians-and-churches-in-egypt-pics/

Big gov’t fan Sally Kohn wonders why conservatives ‘suddenly TRUST govt’

http://twitter.com/#!/stu9402/status/520225030454902784

The investigation into the shooting of an 18-year-old black male by an off-duty police officer that sparked protest last night hasn’t been completed, but Sally Kohn wants to know why “smaller government” conservatives aren’t already more skeptical of the police account of this shooting and others:

Don’t understand how conservatives otherwise so skeptical of govt suddenly TRUST govt when it comes to police accounts of killing black kids

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) October 9, 2014

Conversely, given her skepticism, why does Kohn’s political allegiance remain with the side that wants the government to be even bigger and more powerful than it already is?

@sallykohn or why liberals who say Gov is the best and savior of mankind, view police (Government enforcer) as evil and hate them.Weird

— Okie (@OkieMuskogee33) October 9, 2014

Don't understand how liberals, otherwise so supportive of govt, are suddenly so skeptical of it when it comes to police accounts @sallykohn

— Peter G (@Cyberquill) October 9, 2014

@sallykohn Wrong! Conservatives believe in letting police & courts determine guilt or innocence, not loot, try in media before facts are in.

— Charles Horton (@chorton65) October 9, 2014

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Related:

Fan those flames! Chris Hayes speculates what could turn #ShawShooting into ‘massive scandal’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/09/big-government-fan-sally-kohn-wonders-why-conservatives-suddenly-trust-govt/

Palin: Gov. bends rules, ‘but draws the line at saving a little girl’s life’

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahPalinUSA/status/342062063046234113

Sarah Palin is using Facebook as a platform to draw attention to what Allahpundit calls a “portrait of a bureaucratic nightmare.”

A little girl’s dying from cystic fibrosis and has three to five weeks to live unless she gets a lung transplant before then. The good news is that adult lungs can be modified for a child her age in a way that’ll save her life — except that, because she’s only 10, she’s not eligible for them. The “adult” list starts at 12; everyone younger than that goes to the children’s list, where lungs are much harder to come by. The question is, does Sebelius have the authority to suspend those age limitations and make the girl, Sarah Murnaghan, eligible for an adult transplant?

I honestly don’t know the answer. Murnaghan’s parents say Sebelius’s authority is clear; Sebelius herself claims that HHS’s lawyers have told her she can’t do it. A life hangs in the balance.

Heartbreaking.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says all she can do is order a review of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s policy. Republican lawmakers contend that Sebelius has “the ability and the authority to intervene.”

In her full Facebook post, Palin slammed the administration for targeting journalists and patriots while refusing to “bend the rules” to ensure 10-year-old Sarah a shot at life.

The government will bend the rules left and right to harass targeted taxpayers, conservative patriots, selected journalists, etc., but it will strictly exercise inconsistent and subjective rules to deny a child a shot at life. And they called us liars when we spoke of “death panels” – faceless bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor to make life and death decisions about a loved one’s survival. It doesn’t sound so far fetched anymore, does it?

The AP reports that “Sarah’s transplant doctors say she is medically eligible for an adult lung.” It’s the bureaucratic tangle snaring Sarah Murnaghan and her family.

As Ace writes, this “demonstrates why who lives and who dies should not be part of the political process.”

As always, clinging bitterly to hatred for Sarah Palin is more important than just about anything … including the life of a young girl.

http://twitter.com/#!/SayIt8/status/342060186741137408
http://twitter.com/#!/HeadlineZoo/status/342062041831440385

Meanwhile, the sane are praying.

http://twitter.com/#!/PW4SP/status/342050449085579264

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/05/sarah-palin-government-bends-rules-to-target-patriots-but-draws-the-line-at-saving-a-little-girls-life/

19 Ingenious Ways To Decorate Your Small Space

Get creative with those nooks and crannies.

Cargo Collective / PostalPix / Mandi / tin&ed / Ashley / Via cargocollective.com blog.postalpix.com vintagerevivals.com appliedartsmag.com

1. Fabric Letter Wall Decals

Brittni Melhoff / Via papernstitchblog.com

Temporary letters that can fit in to any tight space are perfect for the renter who makes their own inspiration.

2. 3D Wall Art

 

Feel free to get creative when you lack surface area on your walls.

Geometric styles here and animal styles here.

3. Hardcover Book Frames

Lauren Elise Crafted / Via papernstitchblog.com

Double duty book frames declutter your space and display your collection in an interesting new way.

4. Corner Photo Collage

PostalPix / Via blog.postalpix.com

Two small corners are all you need for a gallery wall of your favorite ‘gram prints.

5. Washi Tape Frames

Mary Margaret Photography / Via 100layercake.com

Nix bulky traditional frames in favor of a chic and simple roll of washi tape.

6. Painted Focal Wall

 

Bold paint choices can make a large impact on small spaces.

Retro diamond style here and wood shim style here.

7. Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Korrine / Via instructables.com

Scrap fabric and decals add flavor to a collection of various sized hoops.

8. Fabric Wall Hangings

Kelli Murray / kellimurray.com

 

The beauty of custom wall hangings is you know they will fit perfectly.

Batik dye version here and yarn version here.

9. Mirrored Wall Art

Mette Jakobsen / monsterscircus.com

 

And the mirrors help the room look larger, which is a bonus.

10. Vertical Accent Design

Ashley Rose / Via sugarandcloth.com

Starting your design from the baseboard up will also help your room feel larger.

11. Fiber Wall Art

Grace Bonney / designsponge.com

 

Add beauty and texture to your space with a few quick knots.

Sisal version here and d-ring version here.

12. Electrical Wire Wall Art

Maisie Maud Broadhead / culturevixen.com

 

Sometimes it’s harder to hide cords than to show them off. If you like this look, then check out the basics for making your own here.

13. Framed Map Tiles

Ashley Rose / Via sugarandcloth.com

Spreading out frames give the illusion of space without taking up too much.

14. Secret Furniture Art Frame

Ivy Design / Via ivydesign-furniture.com

The ultimate in form-meets-function that you can make yourself.

15. Reused Cardboard Display

Natalie / Via cremedelacraft.com

Set aside those shoe boxes and even toilet paper rolls and turn them into something more than functional.

16. Vertical Wooden Slat Wall Art

Amanda Garvin / burlapandbabies.com

 

Use vertical space to bring any room together, from the kitchen to the nursery.

17. Wooden Arrow Wall Art

Amanda Steiner / Via little-brick-house.blogspot.com

Filling spaces without overcrowding can boost a room’s natural flow.

18. Clipboard Wall Art

 

By just printing out a few of your favorite images, supplies can lend a hand outside the office.

Corkscrew version here and family-friendly version here.

19. Faux Stain Glass Window Art

Mandi Johnson / Via abeautifulmess.com

Dressing up your tiny window sheds a gorgeous new light on any room.

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