Filipinos protesting President Barack Obama’s visit got the water hose treatment as they clashed with riot police today.
Obama, who landed in Japan today, will have a small army guarding him when he visits South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days.
The first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 15, wrapped up their very expensive trip to China (taxpayers will foot the bill for Mrs. Obama’s pricey $8,400 per night accommodations at the Westin hotel).
While Mrs. Obama seems to have charmed her way into the hearts of English speaking Chinese citizens, it is the sulky, petulant Sasha who is getting most of the attention from the national media.
President Obama’s approval ratings hit a low of 41% this week. His lowest approval rating ever was 38% in 2011. But not to be deterred by the public’s growing distrust of him, Obama appeared on an Internet show called Funny or Die hosted by actor/comedian Zach Galifinakis (“Hangover”).
Wearing his usual deadpan expression, Obama cracked jokes about his lame duck health care reform, ObamaCare. Apparently, the president thinks 4 million Americans losing their health insurance is funny.
Djuan Trent, pictured right, came out of the closet in a blog post in response to her state’s decision to not recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
“I am queer,” wrote Trent, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2011.
“For a while, I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to ‘come out,’” the 27-year-old natural beauty wrote in a post on her blog. “…I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it. I am queer.”
According to Yahoo news, Trent is the first publicly known lesbian contestant to have competed at a national level.
A federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.
Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky said the state would hire outside lawyers to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
But Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway said he would not appeal the judge’s ruling because “I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do.”
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Michelle Obama's dress = $12,000. US Poverty Level = $11,490.
— STU BURGUIERE (@WorldOfStu) February 12, 2014
Conservatives are outraged over the $12,000 couture frock worn by First Lady Michelle Obama to a State Dinner at the White House with President Obama and distinguished guest French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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A French photographer claims to have proof that oversexed singer Beyonce and President Barack Obama are carrying on an illicit affair.
The photographer named Pascal Rostain claims that Obama “is embroiled in a love affair” with Beyoncé — who had difficulty hiding her obvious affection for the older married man.
The Washington Post plans to publish the evidence in its online and newspaper print editions tomorrow. The Internet will probably break within seconds of the Post’s exclusive report going live. Tomorrow will be a historic moment in American history.
A Colombian Councilman has denounced Colombia’s national treasure Shakira for helping Bajan singer Rihanna to — in his words — “promote lesbianism” in Shakira’s new music video.
Marco Fidel Ramirez, a conservative Christian politician from Bogota, tweeted that Shakira’s music video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You” was “simply disgusting” and an “unabashed glorification of lesbianism.”
In the music video, Shakira and Rihanna wear skimpy bathing suits and caress each other passionately.