Posts tagged "barack obama"

Despite Threats, Obama Makes A Case For Gay Rights In Kenya

Despite many threats against Obama’s decision to bring up anti-gay discrimination, during his conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his African tour, the President went and did it anyway because that’s just who he is.
In a discussion with President Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama exclaimed:
“If somebody is a law-abiding citizen who i…

Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Mayor Who Called Michelle Obama “Gorilla Face” Refuses To Resign

Why? Because resigning would be like admitting he’s a racist, which he insists he’s not.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 15, 2015

President Obama On Bill Cosby: “Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”

Speaking at a press conference today, President Barack Obama all but condemned comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women across four decades. While he did not outright say, “Bill Cosby is a rapist” guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of, Obama did have harsh words regarding Cosby’s admission that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

Obama To Become First Sitting President To Visit A Federal Prison

President Obama will become the first sitting president ever to visit a federal prison as part of a new push to focus on criminal justice – and hopefully – dismantling the horrifying reality of America’s prison industrial complex!
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that this move is to “lay out his idea…

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Rudy Giuliani Wishes Obama Could Be More Like Bill Cosby

Just a few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani made an ass out of himself by insisting that President Obama just “doesn’t love America.” Now, he is making an ass out of himself by telling The New York Daily News that he wishes Obama could be more like Bill Cosby. Not like “rapist Bill Cosby” he says, just…

Robyn Pennacchia / March 13, 2015

Watch President Obama Read Not-All-That-Mean Tweets About Himself

Obama appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, and in addition to discussing the recent police shootings in Ferguson, took the opportunity to participate in Kimmel’s “mean tweets” bit. The weird thing about the segment is that the tweets themselves were not all-that-mean — probably because the truly mean things people tweet about Obama are…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2015

Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial Profiling

“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs … I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized

Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here’s President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said “bitch” in a speech? [Flavorwire]…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Presidential Masculinity Apparently Cannot Withstand Ordering “Lavender Ice Tea”

While visiting a coffee shop in Kansas City, Missouri, today, President Obama ordered himself a regular iced tea — but, you know, a manly iced tea. An employee at Parkville Coffee offered the president a lavender iced tea, to which he replied, “I’m not confident enough to order that.”  I suppose he could have meant…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave,” the president said. “That is us. And that is not the list you want to be on by your lonesome.” [Yahoo]
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Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2014

Women Of Color Ask To Be Included In Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Program

Women and girls of color are asking to be included in President Obama’s new program “My Brother’s Keeper,” which is aimed at young men of color. Over a 1,000 women and 200 men have signed letters saying young girls should be targeted in the program, too. [Washington Post]
The New York Assembly passed…

Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Let’s Watch The President Of The United States Pump Some Iron, Mmkay?

Can’t the President of a powerful nation get a little private beefcake-ing time? Apparently not! President Obama was in Poland recently for, like, work or something, and decided to squeeze in a little fitness time at the hotel gym — and some sneaky bastard filmed him the whole time. The main thing I learned from watching a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2014

George Clooney Defended Obama’s Honor In A Boozy Argument In Las Vegas

After some tequila shots, George Clooney and casino mogul Steve Wynn got into a drunken argument about politics in Las Vegas after Wynn was “pushing and pushing” and “provoking George” by criticizing the current government. Clooney kept his cool until Wynn called the president an “asshole,” at which point Clooney said, “President Obama i…

Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

White House Slams Samsung Over Obama Selfie, May Ban Selfies With The President

President Obama doesn’t want to be used to hawk Samsung smartphones, the White House warned after the electronics giant tweeted a photo of the president and Red Sox star David Ortiz to its 5.2 million followers. Ortiz—who has an endorsement deal with Samsung—took the selfie when the Red Sox visited the White House earlier thi…

Newser / April 7, 2014

President Obama Was On “Between Two Ferns” With Zach Galafianakis And It Was Perfect

The funniest thing about Zach Galafianakis’ interview show “Between Two Ferns” is seeing how his various guests respond to and play along with his cantankerous demeanor and ridiculous questions. (Although, as he points out, he does have a reason for that chip on his shoulder: “Be short and fat and smell like Doritos and try…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2014

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

This morning, the White House released a report on sexual assault in college as the president announced a new initiative to improve the criminal justice response to rape on college campuses.

The report, “Rape And Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action,” prepared by the White House Council On Women And Girls, note…

Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

Santa’s Elves Join The Obamas For Adorable Holiday Photo

Here’s the Obama family posing on Sunday evening with five adorable little kids who are past or current patients at the Children’s National Medical Center. Gosh, whoever thought to put these kids in elf costumes deserves a raise. [NBC News] [Photo: Getty Images]…

Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

Photographer Assures Us That Michelle Obama Was Not Mortified By The President’s Funeral Selfie

Photographer, Roberto Schmidt, who took the now infamous pic of Michelle Obama looking mortified while Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, is coming to the first lady’s defense.

“Photos can lie,” writes Schmidt on the AFP…

Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013
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