The Private Prelude to Tomorrow's Public Inauguration
President Barack Obama was officially sworn into office for his second term today according to US Constitutional Law. Because the Constitution states that the President of the United States must begin his term on January 20, the official swearing in ceremony took place in an intimate, private setting in Washington DC this morning ahead of tomorrow’s public, televised swearing in in front of the entire country. Because of the weekend, the major inauguration festivities couldn’t begin until tomorrow but the Supreme Law of the Land cannot wait. Just moments ago, Barack Obama was officially sworn in for his second term as president. More »
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Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, And Others Will Join
First Lady Michelle Obama just debuted her new bangs, but another huge event is about to go down in our nation’s capital– President Obama‘s second inauguration. Every four years the Inaugural Ball is a pretty big deal, and this year pop music’s biggest names will be celebrating the re-election of Barack Obama. We just got word that Lady Gaga will be headlining the Inaugural Ball for the President‘s campaign staff. Click inside to see who’ll be joining her!
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The Secretary Of State Suffered A Concussion Earlier This Month
Although I don’t follow politics as closely as I should, I love me some Hillary Clinton. She friggen ran for President, she inspired one of the coolest Tumblrs ever, and who can forget that one time she partied her ass off in Colombia? I can’t. And I was really saddened to learn that she was hospitalized yesterday for a blood clot, following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. Click inside to learn more.
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As in EVE ENSLER, Author Of 'Vagina Monologues'! But Everyone's Still Obsessing Over Anne's Weight.
Okay, I rarely buy magazines… but I may need to pick up this issue. Remember when we had our amazing “slut” conversation a while back, after an actress called herself a slut and publicly advocated for… more slut-dom? We were debating about whether or not you can reclaim the word slut and other words like it, and I brought up Eve Ensler‘s Vagina Monologues (the book of my youth). Well, you can imagine my shock, awe, and delight when I went to grab these photos of Anne Hathaway in the January 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, and saw that she’d been interviewed by the one and only Eve Ensler for the cover story. Ummmm… whhhaaaat?! Click inside for more! The interview– y’all– is amazing. I’m loving every bit of what they’re talking about and I am honestly saddened by the fact that all the headlines about this article are focusing on the ONE thing she said about her weight! Seriously– a great read, very little of which has to do with Anne‘s weight !
Not Everybody's Into It
Oh boy. We’re about to discuss food stamps on PITNB. Nooooooo! This conversation brings out the worst in people! LMAO, I know from experience. Like, I cannot tell you how many conversations I’ve had about the social, political, and emotional ramifications of the Food Stamp, but there’ve been many. And I was immediately drawn to this story about Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker who’s participating in something called The Food Stamp Challenge, which seeks to raise awareness about low-income families in America. Click inside to learn more about the challenge.
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Bet You Can Guess Which Racial Slur She Called Him
President Obama is a lot of things. The President of the United States, for one. A husband, a father, and– strangely enough– a former subject of Terry Richardson‘s photographic lens. But I’m pretty sure he’s not a ‘nigger,’ which is what a woman in California called him on her Facebook page. Now granted, thousands of others did the same online (and, I’m sure, in the privacy of their own homes), but this particular young woman’s boss wasn’t having it. Neither is the Secret Service. Click inside to learn more.
Posted under: Barack Obama, Facebook
The Terry Richardson Take Over Is Beyond Official.
Whaaaaaaat am I looking at right now, y’all? OMG! Okay. So I was just minding my own business working on my Beyoncé post, and I noticed that the Hallowe’en photo she shared kinda looked like a Terry Richardson pic, so I innocently jumped on his Tumblr to confirm or deny my suspicions. Everything was fine at first. You know, NBA baller Carmelo Anthony, Carmelo Anthony with some chick who wasn’t Lala, Carmelo lookin’ sexy in a black tank (thank you Terry), Carmelo lookin’ equally sexy in a white tank, some modelin’chick… the President of the United States of America. Wait. Whaaaaat?!?! I nearly lost my mind when I saw Angela friggen Lansbury had been all up in the Terry Richardson studio! Then it was Oprah! Now Barack Obama?! OMG. That’s it. I can’t. The Terry Richardson take over is official y’all, and I don’t know what this means for the universe. But I’m very interested in hearing what y’all think about Obama posing for him. I’m assuming those who lurve our POTUS will only lurve him more, and those who hate are gonna keep on hating. Personally, I’m just in a state of shock. Between this and the Jelena break-up (which I’m more torn up about than I’ll ever be able to fully let on), I’m having the weirdest Saturday ever, lol! But, I’m not gonna front… I kinda love these pics! Agh! Peep the gallery for more!
UPDATE: Thanks to a few savvy readers, we now know that these pics are from 2007, BEFORE Barack Obama was officially POTUS. And honestly, I’m a bit relieved. A bit. Thanks to PITNBRS johnny and Jake for the info– it takes a village to raise a blogger ;)
Barack & Mitt are Bros, For Real!
I, uh, don’t really know what to say about this story but … it’s a very interesting one, that’s for sure. A woman named Millicent Owuor in Nairobi, Kenya gave birth to twin sons this week and she decided to name one of them Barack Obama and the other Mitt Romney. I’m not even kidding here. Perhaps in a spirit of bipartisanship, Millicent decided to try and quell the divide that exists in American politics by naming her sons after the political foes … or maybe the lady is just batshizz crazy but … well, this is a real thing. Click below to see photos of the new mom and her sons Barack and Mitt. More »
“This happened because of you”
Congrats are in order for President Obama for winning reelection but also because … his victory tweet last night is now the most re-tweeted tweet that has ever been re-tweeted. Shortly after the election was called in his favor, President Obama posted a photo and a message on his official Twitter profile … and that message was instantly retweeted by tens of thousands of people. Justin Bieber used to hold the record for the most re-tweeted tweet ever but Obama has just snatched his wig. More »
History Is Made in America
Last night’s election win was a big one for President Barack Obama, reelected to serve as our nation’s leader for a second 4 year term, but it was also a monumental and historic night for equality. For the first time ever in this country, same-sex marriage proposals were passed by voters in 3 states and an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in another state was voted down by voters. People, this is very significant. Marriage Equality has been passed in this country by way of judicial ruling and by legislation … but it was always voted down by voters when the matter was put to popular vote (Proposition 8 here in California, you might remember, took away the right to same-sex marriage here 4 years ago). For the first time ever, voters in not just one state but 4 states stood up for equality for all. I’m just stunned and elated. History was made in other ways last night as well. Tammy Baldwin was elected as the first openly gay US Senator (she is also a veteran) and in New Hampshire, the State is now governed by all women! The governor and entire Congressional contingent are women! If all of this combined doesn’t prove that America is ready to move FORWARD with progress, then I don’t know what does. Read on to learn about all of this history and very good news. More »