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 Model,” which takes a disturbing look at how model scouts go to small Eastern European villages and scout girls as young as 12 and 13,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2012

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 candidates, first time on a stage such as this, and I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 12, 2012

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 ad from North Carolina State Senate candidate Deb Butler is amazing for its understated simplicity: she appears onscreen with a transvaginal ultrasound wand, which her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2012

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, let’s kick it!

Hey yo stop, collaborate and listen
Vice is back with a brand new invention
Exercise grabs a hold…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 11, 2012

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 Rivard of the Wisconsin legislature, who’s found himself in a very tight race with a Democratic opponent, which means the gloves are off when it…

By: s.e. smith / October 11, 2012

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 biggest private home in the world. Mr. Siegel makes his money running a timeshare real estate company called Westgate Resorts, and yesterday, the guy sent…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2012

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 cover the screen during commercials (he also muted the sound). But one show they were always in favor of me watching was “Sesame Street.” I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2012

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 ceases to amaze how people jockeying for positions that help run our country resort to such petty, immature, and downright idiotic behavior in an effort to “win.”…

By: The Stir / October 5, 2012

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 can click further to read more if it interests you. We’ll be back to your regularly scheduled Lady News tomorrow!

“[During the debates]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2012

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 and, well, sad. [Fired Big Bird]
Shakira has confirmed that she is having a baby boy. Little Shakiro? Congrats! [PopCrush]
Rihanna and Chris Brown were…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2012

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.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

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 gave a speech in 2008, in which he compares abortion to slavery and calls abortion providers “terrorists.” He then goes on to describe the “bottom-of-the-food-chai…

By: Newser / October 3, 2012

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 until Chad Kroeger and Co. unseated them. Nowadays, Stapp is busy punditing about the upcoming election on Fox News. He’d really like another Reagan, but…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

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 best case scenario, it shouldn’t be totally stupid. Here, in no particular order, are the 20 dumbest American Presidential campaign slogans.

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By: TruTV / October 2, 2012

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 else. And since we — and we’re guessing, you — aren’t Ms. Moneybucks P. Cashly, we’ll likely be disproportionately impacted. That’s why we really appreciate…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 25, 2012

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 favor of drugstore stubble-coverup for the first-ever televised debate against the youthfully radiant John F. Kennedy in 1960 — a choice many say cost him…

By: NYMag.com / September 21, 2012

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 families of politicians themselves need … you know … choices.

Noted politics website TMZ has exclusively learned that the gestational surrogate used by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2012

“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 get the cast together and film this amazing four-minute long Aaron Sorkin-style ad. All my old favorites are back — Donna! CJ! Josh! — and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2012

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 blunders, and thanks to his campaign’s Twitter, the gold keeps coming. Check out this video where I turn some of Romney’s classic lines from hi…

By: Almie Rose / September 19, 2012

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. Here’s what they’re saying:

The video “has killed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president,” writes Josh Barro at Bloomberg.”Romney already has trouble relating to…

By: Newser / September 18, 2012
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