Posts tagged "2012 election"

What We Missed: The Frisky Staffs Talks About Two Great Documentaries & Wonders How Tim Riggins Would Vote

On this week’s episode of “What We Missed,” I totally bite it! So clutzy. Also, Ami and Jessica were both super pumped about a new documentary they saw called “Girl

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

VP Debate: Joe Biden Vs. Paul Ryan On Abortion

Towards the end of last night’s extremely entertaining (I thought) Vice Presidential Debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and Paul Ryan the following question:
“We have two Catholic…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2012 - 9:00 am

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this…

Jessica Wakeman | October 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Paul Ryan’s Promo Shots For His Unreleased Track “Vice, Vice Baby” Leaked

These are some really cool outtakes from current Vice President candidate Paul Ryan’s “Vice, Vice Baby” music video. Haven’t heard of it? It goes something like this:
Yo VP,…

Julie Gerstein | October 11, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: About That Politician Who Said “Some Girls Rape Easy”…

A funny thing can happen in politics: You make a comment and it might come back to bite you weeks, months, or even years later. That’s what just happened to Representative Roger…

s.e. smith | October 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

Worst Dude Of The Day: “Queen Of Versailles” CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Is Elected

Do you guys remember hearing about the documentary “Queen of Versailles”? The movie is about David Siegel and his wife Jackie (pictured), a billionaire couple who attempted to build the…

Julie Gerstein | October 9, 2012 - 4:20 pm

10 Memories I Have Of “Sesame Street”

I grew up with parents who were not particularly pro-television. My dad even attached a scarf to the top of our TV and would insist on pulling it down to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Maine Senate Candidate Cruelly Ridiculed For Her World Of Warcraft Habit

We’ve seen our fair share of below-the-belt political campaign ads over the years. Who could forget Rick Santorum’s “Obamaville” ad? Or Turn Right USA’s offensive anti-Janice Hahn ad? Or Carly Fiorina’s Demon Sheep spot? It never…

The Stir | October 5, 2012 - 5:50 pm

KitchenAid’s Tacky Tweet About Obama’s Grandma & Women’s Issues Go Undiscussed At First Presidential Debate

Jess is out sick today, so I’ve collected links for Today’s Lady News. I’ve used a quote from each piece as a brief summary (rather than interpreting myself) and you

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Big Bird Biggest Star Of Presidential Debate

Big Bird was trending on Twitter during last night’s debate, after Mitt Romney said he would cut funding for PBS. Check out the Twitter account @FiredBigBird — really funny…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2012 - 10:20 am

Your Definitive Presidential Debate Butt-Chugging Drinking Game!

Will you be watching the presidential debate tonight? If so, play along with this butt-chugging drinking game we’ve helpfully created.***
***Please don’t play along with this game. Butt-chugging is stupid.

Julie Gerstein | October 3, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Todd Akin In ’08: Docs Give Abortions To Women Who Aren’t Pregnant

It’s getting to be quite the week for years-old videos to come back and bite candidates, and the latest victim is one Todd Akin, the would-be junior Missouri senator of “legitimate rape” fame. Seems Akin…

Newser | October 3, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Singer From Creed No Longer Has Arms Wide Open To Obama, Looks Like “Family Guy’s” Quagmire Now

Scott Stapp is the lead singer of ’90s band Creed. Creed are a bunch of Nickleback Jrs. — they used to be, like, the most hated band in the world…

Julie Gerstein | October 3, 2012 - 10:20 am

20 Dumbest Presidential Campaign Slogans

While it never wins or loses the election on its own, having a simple slogan that defines your campaign can mean a lot, particularly with undecided voters.  So, in the…

TruTV | October 2, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Sarah Silverman Hilariously Explains Voter Suppression Laws, Which Is Not Hilarious At All (NSFW)

As we’ve previously discussed, voter suppression laws are kind of a big deal — specifically because they impact the poor, people of color, the elderly and students much more than anyone…

Julie Gerstein | September 25, 2012 - 9:40 am

Mitt Romney’s Bronze: Political Makeup Artists On The Perils Of Their Craft

Mitt Romney’s appearance on Spanish-language news channel Univision yesterday demonstrated a peril of modern politics as old as televised campaigns: men’s makeup. Ever since Richard Nixon refused professional makeup in… | September 21, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Tagg Romney’s Gestational Surrogate Had An “Abortion Clause”

Hello, 2012 election! Here’s your friendly reminder that reproductive rights issues are not as black and white (i.e. BAD BAD BAD) as anti-abortion extremists might think. In fact, sometimes the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 1:20 pm

“The West Wing” Cast Reunites For Michigan Candidate Bridget Mary McCormack’s Ad

Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack has the campaign ad to trump all campaign ads: her sister Mary McCormack was on “The West Wing” and pulled some strings to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 9:20 am

Almie Rose Presents Mitt Romney-Inspired Pick-Up Lines

I think Mitt Romney is my favorite reality show of all time. He just keeps the gaffes coming. The joy (and horror) in Romney’s campaign relies on his bizarre verbal…

Almie Rose | September 19, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Did The “47%” Video Cost Mitt Romney The Election?

Leaked video of a May Mitt Romney fundraiser—in which the candidate calls half the country self-proclaimed ‘victims’—has the pundits swarming, with some saying it just might cost him the election.

Newser | September 18, 2012 - 1:50 pm
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