Posts tagged "president obama"

President Obama On Latest School Shooting: “This Has Become Routine”

Yesterday evening, President Obama held a press conference to address the latest mass shooting, this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday afternoon, 10 people were killed by a gunman now identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. (Mercer was also killed after exchanging gunfire with police.) Obama, clearly fed the fuck up with Washington’s inactio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2015

Trump Supporter Calls For “Getting Rid” Of Muslims, The Donald Just Nods His Head

Color me utterly unsurprised that a supporter of Donald Trump — who made headlines as the chief celebrity birther — thinks President Obama is a Muslim, that Muslims are this country’s “biggest problem” and that the United States needs to “get rid of them.” And I am also not at all shocked that Trump did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2015

Clock-Making Student Ahmed Mohamed Invited To The White House By POTUS Himself

Man, Ahmed Mohamed sure is having a wild week. On Monday, the Texas ninth grader was interrogated and then arrested for building an electronic clock from scratch that his dumbfuck teachers, the principal and the police decided resembled a bomb. A lot has happened since our post about this situation this morning, so I’ve put together…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

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

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

Obama Goes To Germany, Enjoys An Ice Cold Brewskie At 11AM

Having just visited my motherland of Germany last month, I am very pleased to see that Obama is embracing what is one of its many exquisite offerings: delicious beer.
Obama is in Germany for the G7 summit in the Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, where he and Angie Merks (Angela Merkel) will be…

Katrin Higher / June 7, 2015

Republicans Come Out Swinging For The 1% In State Of The Union Responses

In last night’s State of The Union speech, President Barack Obama finally got it together to start proposing some of the things the American people thought they voted him in to do in the first place. He detailed his plan to offer free community college, to raise taxes on the rich to pay for childcare,…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 21, 2015

“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]

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

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

President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR]
A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who became…

Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 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

President Obama Pardons Popcorn The Turkey

Thanksgiving does not officially begin until the national news media gathers outside the White House for the pomp-and-circumstance of the president not murdering a poor, defenseless bird.  This year’s lucky turkey is Popcorn from Badger, Minnesota, who, loves to eat corn and dances to Beyoncé’s “Halo,” according to the White House blog. Even less enthusiastic about…

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men’s tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie

Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

Sunny Obama Is Pooping All Over The White House

Sure, Syria might have released chemical weapons on its own people this week.  BUT I WANNA HEAR MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE’S NEW PUPPY GAAAAAAH!  Here’s President Obama in an exclusive interview with CNN, talking about the new puppy Sunny (a Portuguese water dog like their four-year-old dog, Bo) and her accidents around the White House.

Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2013
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