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President Obama Speaks Out On Bill Cosby

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You know you’re a raging shitbag when the POTUS has to speak out against your horrendous acts. Barack Obama slammed Bill Cosby yesterday while addressing concerns many have raised about the fact that Cosby, a serial rapist (among other things), was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom back in 2002. The sexual assault awareness group PAVE (Promoting Awareness / Victim Empowerment) had called for Cosby’s medal to be revoked, but Obama unfortunately said that there is “no precedent” for stripping someone of the medal and that they “don’t have the mechanism” to do such a thing.

Here are Obama’s full comments on Cosby, though he wanted to steer clear of “the specifics”:

“I’ll say this. If you give a woman, or a man for that matter, a drug and then you have sex without their consent, that’s rape. And I think this country – any civilized country – should have no tolerance for rape.”

Well, thank God SOMEONE knows what rape is, around here. But I still don’t get it. There was no precedent for Obamacare, but we did it. There was no precedent for nationally legalized gay marriage, but we did it. But you’re telling me we don’t have the “mechanism” to take Bill Cosby’s fucking medal away from him? Or shit, let him keep the physical medal but strip him of the title? How hard is that to do and what kind of “mechanism” do you need to do it? Bullshit if ever I’ve heard it. Not feeling it, Obama. I mean,, I get that the US has bigger fish to fry (the occasion during which Cosby was even addressed was during a press conference during the US’s nuclear deal with Iran), but come on!

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Kanye West claims Barack Obama calls him on the phone, Obama says “Nope!”

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If you used a high-grade scientific tool to magnify my heart about 500,000x, you’d probably find the tiniest sliver of pity inside for Kanye West. I mean, the guy has delusions of grandeur and likely thinks he’s the second coming. He’s desperate to one up everyone on earth, though to what end, no one’s really sure – and I don’t even think he is. But such extreme narcissism leads to Kanye talking major bullshit to the point where he becomes extremely hyperbolic… or maybe just a liar. One such lie? That Barack Obama calls Kanye at home so they can shoot the shit via phone.

Of course, Obama was asked about this during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week and called bullshit on this nonsense (as if he should have to) in his typically charming Obama way, saying, “I don’t think I’ve got his home number.”

I mean, could Obama be lying? Sure. But is he? Come on, of course he’s not. As if the President of the United States has nothing better to do than to sit on the phone with an egomaniac who thinks he shits gold? I don’t think so.

Some paps apparently caught up with Kanye later and told him that Obama denied the phone story, to which he replied, “I love Obama. He called our house before. He knows that. Don’t try to pit us against each other. I love Obama.” So basically, if you call Kanye out for lying, you’re trying to pit him against the person he’s lying about. Important lesson.


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President Obama called James Franco “James Flacco”

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Everyone is talking about Sony’s decision to bow to the demands of the Guardians of Peace hackers by not only canceling the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, but to delete every sign of the movie’s existence online, deleting its official website, trailer, etc.

We all have our opinions on the situation, even President Barack Obama. He thinks the whole thing is a bit of a mess. I mean, who gets upset over a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco? Yeah, you heard me right – Joe Flacco… the Baltimore Ravens quarterback? Yikes. That’s right, Obama confused these two men when discussing the North Korea fiasco:

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I mean, we all make mistakes, right? At least John Travolta probably feels a little less alone these days…

 

White House Correspondents Dinner Fashion Post!

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Welcome to a special fashion edition of the Best, Worst, And WTF Fashion from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner! Lots of celebs showed up to listen to President Obama talk and to generally just look fabulous — let’s be honest, this dinner isn’t really about much. I mean, Jessica Simpson was there. So who looked utterly glam? And who had a big makeup mishap?

Go through the looks and tell me who you thought had the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the night!

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Barack Obama killed it on ‘Between Two Ferns’ with Zach Galifianakis

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Barack Obama has ushered in a whole new level of cool to the presidency, making appearances on late night chat shows, giving well-humoured speeches and basically just being completely accessible in a way this country hasn’t ever seen in a leader. While I’m sort of torn on how I feel about that in a philosophical way – should the leader of the free world lower himself to doing comedy bits? – on surface level, I find him completely charming and endearing and a lot of fun.

That being said, his appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is hilarious… mostly. Some of the Healthcare.gov plugging falls a bit flat, but the deadpan delivery on both Obama’s and Zach’s part are great. I love the cracks (which are made by pretty much every guest) about Zach being “fat” (because uh… he’s not, at least not anymore) and loving to eat, I love the jokes about how awful The Hangover 3 was, etc. Solid.

Generally, I just like that Obama wants to engage the younger generation in ways that other politicians haven’t. Sure, I’m aware that he is indeed a politician with an agenda to push, but I also think he’s more earnest than some who have come before and I’m a fan of a lot of – but certainly not all – of what he’s doing.

Obama Tweets Katy Perry With #ROAR

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Is this real life? President Obama and Katy Perry had a lovely little twitter exchange last night during the MTV VMAs. Obama tweeted,

If you’re one of millions of young Americans w/out health insurance, you can get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare 

Which Katy then retweeted. Obama responded to that with,

Thanks for spreading the word. #ROAR MT @katyperry: RT @BarackObama: Get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare 

Damn, for better or worse, we’ve come a long way since the Reagan years. Never thought I’d see a President use social media so brilliantly.

Katy performed “Roar” last night at the show, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. I was underwhelmed, but I still love her dearly.

(Above photo is of Katy, her grandmother, and Obama, from 2012.)

I Kind Of Hope Amanda Bynes Gets Arrested For Her Obama Tweet

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Amanda Bynes is really grasping at straws here. Or tweets. Her latest “You’re ugly” twitter attack is none other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first lady, Michelle Obama. Because why not just go for it, right? Sometimes the FBI or Homeland Security or I don’t know who the f-ck does this, but sometimes seemingly harmless negative tweets about the President get investigated and the tweeters get a lovely surprise visit from the “We want so badly to arrest your ass, we’ll take anything as an attack on the President” police. I kind of hope that’s what happens here. Yeah, she didn’t go as far as this random-ass actress and send anthrax-laced letters to the Pres, but I hope Bynes is investigated and maybe even a little bit arrested. That would be really fun. And hilarious. And I’m getting sick of her “You’re ugly!” tweets. Grow the f-ck up, Amanda.

Here’s the tweet:

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I will say that I’m really liking her description on her twitter account, which reads simply, “Your Wife”.

My guess is Bynes is still holding a grudge that Obama didn’t didn’t fire the cop who arrested her in her drunk driving case.