SequEaster: White House threatens to cancel annual Easter Egg Roll

The Obama White House has never shied away from [B]. Now, it’s threatening to put the kibosh on this year’s Easter Egg Roll. Because, SEQUESTER!!!!111! 

Unbelievable.

White House warns Congress on sequestration: Easter Egg Roll Could Be Canceled. [sic]

— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) March 18, 2013

“[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies,” the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. “If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.”

Politico: WH warns Congress they may cancel Easter Egg Roll.And yet Carney told Fox last week it was “apples and oranges.”

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 18, 2013

Yep:

On Friday, Carney got into a contentious back-and-forth on Fox News and said the egg rolls [sic] is for a lot of military families and it’s paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs and outside donations. “It’s a totally different budget, he said. “These are apples and oranges.”

ICYMI: VIDEO: Carney swipes at Fox host over tours, Easter Egg Roll bit.ly/16yATaK

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) March 18, 2013

Pathetic. What next? Will President Obama squinch up his face and threaten to hold his breath? Cancel his vacations and golf games?

Nah. That’s crazy talk! Because the president is totally focused on our finances. And all that leisure time really helps to clear his head and stuff.

Reporter Asks Carney: Will Obama Cut Back on Lavish Vacations, Golf Trips?: A reporter from Colorado asked Whi… bit.ly/ZnNrh3

— weeklystandard (@weeklystandard) March 18, 2013

Hey, these cuts have got to hit us where it hurts.

More punishing the children. First tours now.. RT @shannonbream: Report: WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll

— Shannon (@Shan1419) March 18, 2013

Obama doubles-down and ‘cries wolf’ RT @shannonbream: Report:WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) March 18, 2013

Even Dems must think this is getting ridiculous RT @shannonbream:WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll

— NYmoderate (@NYmoderate) March 18, 2013

Sequester: WH warning Congress they may cancel the annual Easter Egg Roll unless you’re $500K donor in which case the WH door is always open

— Terry Kinion (@tdkinion) March 18, 2013

What an asshole TFG is RT @shannonbream: Report: WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll

— LilMissHoosier (@LilMissRightie) March 18, 2013

Liberals are the most joyless people around! RT @shannonbreamReport:WH warning that sequester cuts could kill annual WH Easter Egg Roll

— Charles Roberts (@charlesrroberts) March 18, 2013

Whatever happened to “for the children”?

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/18/sequeaster-white-house-threatens-to-cancel-annual-easter-egg-roll/

60 célébrités que vous ne verrez plus jamais de la même façon

Attention, ce que vous êtes sur le point de lire peut vous changer à jamais.

1. Kesha a un QI de 1402. Le vrai prénom d’Oprah Winfrey est Orpah.3. Le vrai prénom de Marilyn Manson est Brian.4. Leonardo DiCaprio a été baptisé ainsi car sa mère enceinte regardait un tableau de Leonardo de Vinci quand il donna son premier coup de pied.5. Tim Allen (Buzz l’Éclair dans “Toy Story”) a été arrêté en 1978 pour possession de 500 grammes de cocaïne et a été incarcéré pendant 2 ans.

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Kalamazoo Police Dept.

6. La mère de Justin Timberlake était la tutrice de Ryan Gosling lorsqu’ils tournaient “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

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Courtesy Of Justin Timberlake

7. Steve Buscemi fut pompier de la ville de New York pendant ses jeunes années.

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8. Quand Madonna a emménagé à New York, elle a travaillé dans un Dunkin’ Donuts. Elle a été virée parce qu’elle avait fait gicler de la confiture sur un client.9. Christopher Walken a voyagé avec un cirque comme dompteur de lions quand il avait 15 ans.10. Le premier film de Sylvester Stallone était un porno intitulé “La fête chez Kitty et Stud’s.”11. Sean Connery portait un postiche dans chacun de ses films “James Bond.”12. Le vrai prénom de Chuck Norris est Carlos.13. Elvis était blond naturel. Il commença à teindre ses cheveux en noir au lycée.14. Johny Depp souffre de coulrophobie: il a peur des clowns.

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15. Le deuxième prénom de Nicolas Cage est Kim.16. Alanis Morisette a un frère jumeau qui s’appelle Wade.17. Ashton Kutcher a également un jumeau. Son frère s’appelle Michael.

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18. Une dernière paire de jumeaux : Scarlett Johansson est aussi une jumelle. Elle est plus vieille de 3 minutes que son frère Hunter Johansson.19. La chanson “I’m Lovin’ It” de McDo est en fait un morceau de Justin Timberlake.20. Le vrai nom de Bruno Mars est Peter Gene Hernandez.21. Le vrai nom de Miley Cyrus est Destiny Hope.22. Le vrai prénom d’Ashton Kutcher est Christopher.23. La chanteuse Brandy a tué quelqu’un dans un accident de voiture. Elle n’a pas pu freiner à temps.24. Laura Bush a également tué quelqu’un dans un accident de voiture.25. Anne Hathaway voulait devenir bonne sœur.26. Adele et Taylor Swift ont presque le même âge. Adele a 25 ans. Taylor Swift a 24 ans.

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Taylor Swift: Getty Images/Jason Merritt – Adele: Getty Images/Jason Merritt

27. R. Kelly est analphabète28. Ryan Gosling a failli être membre des Backstreet Boys : on lui a proposé de faire partie du groupe.29. Mark Wahlberg a fait 45 jours de prison pour avoir violenté un homme d’origine vietnamienne. Il a été condamné pour attaque à caractère raciste.30. Martin Luther King Junior était un inconditionnel de Star Trek. MLK est parvenu à convaincre Nichelle Nichols de ne pas quitter la série.31. La pupille gauche de David Bowie est en permanence dilatée suite à une bagarre survenue lorsqu’il avait 15 ans.

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32. Pour soulager son stress, Steve Jobs faisait des bains de pieds dans les toilettes d’Apple.33. A 20 ans, Bill Murray a été arrêté à Chicago O’Hare pour avoir essayé de passer 4,5 kilos de marijuana en contrebande dans un avion.34. Martha Stewart a été mannequin.

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35. Nicolas Cage a acheté une pieuvre comme animal de compagnie car il pensait que cela l’aiderait dans son jeu d’acteur.36. Le père de Woody Harrelson était un tueur à gages.

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Houston Police Department

37. Joaquin Phoenix a grandi dans une secte. Ses parents l’ont élevé, lui et ses frères et sœurs, dans la secte des Enfants de Dieu jusqu’en 1978.38. Dans “American Psycho”, les gestes maniérés de Christian Bale sont inspirés de Tom Cruise.39. Leighton Meester est née en prison, alors que sa mère purgeait une peine pour trafic de drogue.40. Leonardo DiCaprio a une tortue sillonnée de 17 kilos. Il l’a obtenue après avoir assisté à la conférence des éleveurs de reptiles nord-américains et leur avoir demandé la plus grande qu’ils avaient. 41. Jim Carey a abandonné l’école à l’âge de 16 ans et a travaillé comme concierge.42. Le visage de Tom Cruise est asymétrique.

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42. Un jour, Nicolas Cage a pris des champignons avec son chat.43. Nicolas Cage a aussi été harcelé par un mime. “J’ai été traqué par un mime – silencieux, mais peut-être meurtrier. Je ne sais pas trop pourquoi, ce mime apparaissait sur le plateau de A tombeau ouvert et commençait à faire des trucs bizarres.”44. Jennifer Lawrence ressemblait parfaitement à Justin Timberlake en 1999.

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45. Jackie Chan a participé à un film porno.46. J. K. Rowling a été renvoyée de son travail de secrétaire parce qu’elle rêvassait trop. C’est alors qu’elle a écrit la série “Harry Potter.”47. Dennis Rodman a 28 frères et sœurs.48. Natalie Portman a été publiée dans deux revues scientifiques.49. Tom Hanks est de la même famille qu’Abraham Lincoln. C’est un arrière, arrière cousin, de la quatrième génération.50. Emma Stone et Christina Hendricks ne sont pas de vraies rousses : en fait, elles sont blondes.51. Tom Hanks était élève au séminaire pour devenir prêtre.52. Samuel L. Jackson était un militant Black Power. Avec un groupe d’étudiants, il a pris en otage un groupe d’administrateurs du Morehouse College. Il a ensuite été expulsé de l’université. 53. Ryan Reynolds et Alanis Morissette sont sortis ensemble de 2002-2007.

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54. Rob Lowe est sourd de l’oreille droite. C’est peut-être à cause d’un mauvais diagnostic des oreillons.55. Matthew Perry a perdu une partie de son majeur à cause d’un accident en fermant une porte.

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56. Matthew Mc Conaughey a une phobie des tourniquets. 57. Tyra Banks a peur des dauphins.58. Louis CK a la nationalité mexicaine.59. Jeremy Renner était un maquilleur brillant avant de devenir acteur.60. Megan Fox a des pouces en forme d’orteils.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mjs538/75-celebrites-que-vous-ne-verrez-plus-jamais-de-la

Obamas dance ‘to nearly every song’ on tear-gas free Martha’s Vineyard

Remember Obama is a citizen of the world. Why should violence at home bother him?

From Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz:

Tonight, the President and First Lady attended the birthday celebration for Mrs. Ann Jordan at an event at the Farm Neck Golf Club. There were approximately 150 guests in attendance.

Among the attendees seated with the Jordans and the President and First Lady were former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett and her mother Mrs. Barbara Bowman, Ursula Burns, Kenneth Chenault and his wife Kathy, along with other friends and family of Mrs. Jordan. President Obama honored Mrs. Jordan with a toast before dinner, as did Mr. Jordan and Secretary Clinton and others. The President and First Lady have known the Jordans for over twenty years, and were grateful to have been able to share this special evening with them.

The President and First Lady also were happy to have the chance to spend time with Secretary Clinton and former President Clinton.

A little color: in his toast for Mrs. Jordan, President quipped that he met Vernon and first, but liked Ann more. The menu consisted of surf and turf and pasta. The Obamas danced nearly every song. A good time was had by all.

That sounds absolutely lovely. Meanwhile people in Ferguson, Missouri, dined on another night of tear gas and rubber bullets and militarized police.

But wait. It’s not all about good times with this White House. It’s about briefings and making it look like you’re paying attention to something other than the lobster bisque.

Whew. We were worried he wasn’t doing anything about it.

We like to think it was during.

Heh.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/14/obamas-dance-to-nearly-every-song-on-tear-gas-free-marthas-vineyard/

Puppet Donald Trump Sings Bohemian Rhapsody Spoof

Donald Trump has come under the cloud of controversy over his plans to build a super luxury golf resort in Ireland. The community claims Trump is using deceitful and thuggish tactics to persuade land owners to sell. 

Now,  has just published this satirical music video of a puppet Donald Trump admitting his own corruption in this parody of the Queen classic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Read more on TrippingUpTrump.

 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/03/29/puppet-donald-trump-sings-bohemian-rhapsody-spoof/

The Official Land Speed for a Golf Cart is Now 118 MPH. What.

Read more: http://cheezburger.com/65844225

75 celebridades que nunca volverás a ver de la misma manera

Lo que tu estás por leer puede cambiarte para siempre.

1. Kesha tiene un coeficiente intelectual de 140 y obtuvo 1500 puntos en su SAT.2. El verdadero nombre de Oprah es Orpah.3. El verdadero nombre de Marilyn Manson es Brian.4. A Leonardo DiCaprio le pusieron el nombre de Leonardo porque su madre estaba mirando una pintura de Leonardo da Vinci en un museo en Italia cuando DiCarpio dio su primera patada adentro de la panza.5. Tim Allen fue arrestado en 1978 por posesión de 1.4 libras de cocaína y estuvo en prisión por dos años.

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Kalamazoo Police Dept.

6. La madre de Justin Timberlake fue la tutora legal de Ryan Gosling mientras filmaban The Mickey Mouse Club.

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Courtesy Of Justin Timberlake

7. Jerry Springer fue el alcalde de Cincinnati.8. Steve Buscemi fue bombero en Nueva York cuando era joven.

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9. Cuando Madonna se mudó a Nueva York, trabajó en Dunkin’ Donuts. La despidieron porque derramó jalea sobre un cliente.10. Chistopher Walken viajó con un circo cuando tenía 15 años como domador de leones.11. La primera película de Sylvester Stallone fue una película pornográfica llamada Party at Kitty and Stud’s.12. Sean Connery usaba peluquín en todas las películas de James Bond en las que apareció.13. El primer nombre de Chuck Norris es Carlos.14. Elvis era rubio. Comenzó pintarse el cabello de negro en la escuela secundaria.15. Johnny Depp sufre de coulrofobia. Le tiene miedo a los payasos.

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16. El segundo nombre de Nicolas Cage es Kim.17. Alanis Morissette tiene un hermano gemelo llamado Wade.18. Ashton Kutcher también tiene un gemelo. Se llama Michael.

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Tom Vickers / Splash News

19. La última celebridad con gemelos: Scarlett Johansson. Ella es tres minutos mayor que su hermano Hunter Johansson.20. Martin Lawrence nació en Alemania.21. Justin Timberlake es la voz de la campaña de “Me encanta” de McDonald’s.22. El verdadero nombre de Bruno Mars es Peter Gene Hernández.23. El verdadero nombre de Miley Cyrus es Destiny Hope.24. El verdadero nombre de Ashton Kutcher es Christopher.25. Brandy mató a alguien en un accidente automovilístico. Ella no pudo frenar inmediatamente.26. Laura Bush también mató a alguien en un accidente automovilístico.27. El segundo nombre de Michael J. Fox es Andrew.28. Anne Hathaway quería ser monja.29. Dr. Ruth es un francotirador israelí.30. Adele y Taylor Swift prácticamente tienen la misma edad. Adele tiene 25 años. Taylor Swift tiene 24.

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Taylor Swift: Getty Images/Jason Merritt – Adele: Getty Images/Jason Merritt

31. R. Kelly es analfabeto.32. Ryan Gosling casi forma parte de los Backstreet Boys. Le ofrecieron un lugar en la banda.33. Mark Wahlberg fue a prisión por 45 días por atacar a un hombre vietnamita, en lo que pareció ser un ataque racial.34. Matin Luther King Jr. era un enorme admirador de Star Trek. En realidad convencieron a Nichelle Nichols, de Star Trek, para que siguiera en el programa después de conocer a MLK.35. El ojo de David Bowie esta dilatado de por vida por una pelea que tuvo a los 15 años.

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36. Steve Jobs solía reducir su estrés remojando sus pies en los baños de la compañía Apple.37. Cuando Bill Murray tenía 20 años, fue arrestado en el Aeropuerto O’Hare de Chicago por tratar de contrabandear 10 libras de marihuana en un avión.38. Martha Steward solía ser una modelo.

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39. Nicolas Cage una vez compró un pulpo como mascota porque pensó que lo ayudaría con su actuación.40. El padre de Woody Harrelson era un sicario.

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Houston Police Department

41. Joaquin Phoenix fue criado en una secta. Sus padres lo llevaron a él y a sus hermanos a Niños de Dios hasta 1978.42. Tom Cruise fue la inspiración para los gestos de Christian Bale en American Psycho.43. Leighton Meestes nació en una cárcel mientras su mamá estuvo en prisión por contrabando de drogas.44. Leonardo DiCaprio tuvo una tortuga sulcata de 38 libras. Leo obtuvo la tortuga después de asistir a una conferencia de los Criadores de Reptiles de Estados Unidos, y les pidió la más grande que tuvieran. La tortuga podría llegar a vivir por 80 años.45. Jim Carey abandonó el colegio cuando tenía 16 años y trabajó como conserje.46. Tom Cruise tiene una cara asimétrica.

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47. Nicolas Cage fumó hongos con su gato.48. A Nicolas Cage también lo acechó una vez un mimo. “Estaba siendo acechado por un mimo – silencioso, pero pudo haber sido mortal. De alguna manera, el mimo aparecía en el set de “Bringing Out the Dead” y se ponía a hacer cosas raras”.49. Jennifer Lawrence solía verse exactamente igual a Justin Timberlake en 1999.

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50. Tim Curry fue la voz de Nigel Thornberry en la serie de dibujos animados Los Thornberries.51. Jackie Chan actuó en una película pornográfica.52. A J.K. Rowling la despidieron de su empleo como secretaria por ser demasiado fantasiosa. Después de eso, escribió los libros de Harry Potter.53. Dennis Rodman tiene 28 hermanos.54. James Lipton fue un proxeneta en Francia.55. Natalie Portman ha hecho publicaciones en DOS revistas científicas.56. Tom Hanks es familiar de Abraham Lincoln. Es su primo tercero, con cuatro generaciones de distancia.57. Emma Stone no es pelirroja natural. En realidad es rubia.58. Christina Hendricks tampoco es pelirroja natural. Ella también es rubia.59. Tom Hanks estudió para ser sacerdote.60. Samuel L. Jackson formó parte de un grupo de estudiantes que tuvo prisionero al concejo de fiduciarios de Morehouse College, siendo uno de ellos Martin Luther King Sr.61. Kobe Bryand habla italiano. Velo aquí.62. 62. Ryan Reynolds y Alanis Morissette salieron entre el año 2002 al 2007.

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63. Rob Lowe es sordo de su oído derecho. Probablemente se derivó de un caso de paperas no diagnosticado.64. Matthew Perry perdió parte de su dedo medio cuando se lo majaron con una puerta.

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65. Matthew McConaughey le tiene pavor a las puertas giratorias.66. Tyra Banks le tiene pavor a los delfines.67. Louis CK es ciudadano mexicano.68. Jeremy Renner fue un maquillista exitoso antes de convertirse en actor.69. Al Roker y Lenny Kravitz son primos segundos.70. Es Ri-anna y no Ri-ona.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=EgbQM_hmiv4.

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71. El tío de Jason Sudekis es Norm, de “Cheers”.72. Flea de los Red Hot Chili Peppers hizo la voz de Donny en Los Thornberries.73. Jaleel White, alias Urkel, hizo la voz de “Sonic the Hedgehog”.74. Ed O’Neil, alías al papá en Casado con Hijos, es cinturón negro en jujitsu brasileño.75. Megan Fox tiene pulgares como los dedos de los pies.

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mjs538/75-celebridades-que-nunca-volveras-a-ver-de-la-mis

Basketball Player Scores Amazing Fluke Shot for Wrong Team

You’ve never seen a basketball shot quite like this before, and probably never will again.

The amazing play in question comes courtesy of Kentucky freshman James Young during the Wildcats’ Monday night exhibition game win over Montevallo. The YouTube video, above, has been viewed just under 1 million times since Monday night, proving sports fans just can’t get enough of the fluke play.

Kentucky was on defense when a blocked shot sent Young hustling to save the ball from going out of bounds. Young made it in time to throw the ball blindly behind his back and back into play — then he turned his head around a moment before the ball sailed through the hoop from 25 feet out. The “shot” came from outside the three-point line, but only counted as two points for Montevallo because college basketball rules dictate that a basket scored by the wrong team can only be worth two points no matter where on the court it comes from.

All’s well that ends well, though; Kentucky easily won its pre-season tune-up by a score of 95-72. The Wildcats are college basketball’s top-ranked team heading into this season, thanks largely to Young and a number of other extremely talented freshmen.

Roger Ebert: Obama blew the debate because he ‘was stuck with the truth’

And now we know Roger Ebert is a tool.

Harry Shearer blamed the wimmenz. Michael Moore thought it was a loud boom. Ebert thinks it’s The Truth.

@ebertchicago is that really te best you can do as an apologist?

— Dennis Magnusson (@DennisMagnusson) October 4, 2012

Evidently. Ebert just doesn’t get it. Mitt Romney didn’t need to lie during last night’s debate because Obama was stuck with the truth. All of America is stuck with the truth.

https://twitter.com/WGlibrarian/status/253998808084643840

We live that truth every day, and the reality we’re now facing courtesy of Barack Obama is what will lead to his ultimate downfall.

Just as they’ve been doing all day, sensible Twitterers went to work setting the Obama apologist straight:

Idiot, the truth is Obama's enemy #p2 #Caring MT @ebertchicago Now we know Romney will promise anything. Obama was stuck with the truth.

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago Oh and Obama won't promise anything, even it it means lying about his own actual positions? Yeah right! You delusional, fool.

— Jonathan Cortez (@NahtanojZetroc) October 4, 2012

https://twitter.com/Darth_Slacker_/status/253995026592440321

Well, Matthews and Maher do, anyway. Gore still has his head in the clouds.

@ebertchicago yes, the truth that #Obama is the worst president ever who has increased debt, killed jobs, played 110 games of golf, #nobama

— Dunce Biden (@DunceBiden) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago If you would have interchanged the names, you would be correct!

— j r nance (@rnance1950) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago You are a fantastic evaluator and critic of movies. Presidential politics? Not so much…

— Media Mucus 4America (@MediaMucusMan) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago No actually, now we know you will lie about anything to make up for President Obama's fact deficit.

— Shar K (@momwalks2) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago He was also stuck with a really really bad ideology that has never worked. Let's face it, he got #mittslapped.

— Thomas Purcell (@LotusTom) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago really?If he'd done something good,he'd be proud of truth.$90mil green failure.Romney great as my gov and will be great prez

— Jennifer Olsen Pratt (@jolsenpt) October 4, 2012

https://twitter.com/kimhub/status/253997428552921088

@ebertchicago "Truth"? Like "I'll close Gitmo" "I'll cut the deficit in half in four years" Obama knows "truth" like he knows "Austrian"

— Paul Drake (@PaulWDrake) October 4, 2012

@ebertchicago Coming from a guy who liked Garfield I'm sure Romney is really crushed. Thank God for #rottentomatoes

— Col Sanders Son (@ColSandersSon) October 4, 2012

Ha!

This Twitterer perhaps summed it up best:

@ebertchicago oh please!!

— Woody's Alter Ego (@FreakingAnnoyed) October 4, 2012

Thumbs way down, Roger.

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Related:

Bigots: Roger Ebert, Salon: ‘So what’s the deal with magic Mormon underwear? Gay?’

Shameful: Roger Ebert uses Sally Ride’s death to bash Mitt Romney

Roger Ebert takes biblical swipe at Mitt Romney

Roger Ebert revives 5-year-old review of Mormon massacre film for 9/11

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/04/roger-ebert-obama-blew-the-debate-because-he-was-stuck-with-the-truth/

99 Problems: Tyra Banks Says Let Your Grandma Help You Date

Do you have a question for our fabulous advice columnists? Send early and often to advice@buzzfeed.com and look for their answers right here.

My grandma moved into a retirement complex a few months back. I go visit her every few weeks to take her out to Olive Garden — it’s a long-standing tradition, and her absolute favorite restaurant. Lately though she’s been bringing different friends with her to lunch, and more awkwardly, their grandsons come along too. She’s clearly trying to matchmake, and I don’t know how to tell her she’s got terrible taste in guys. Help!?

Being a single girl myself, I know what you’re talking about, girl — the dreaded set-up. As awkward as this situation can be, you know the ol’ saying that you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince? What if you told GramGram that you don’t want any more boys sharing your endless salad bowl and missed out on someone incredible? You never know, the next dude could be your soul mate, your best friend, or just someone with an interesting story to tell. Plus, your grandma wants to feel like she’s helping you. I say give her a hug and a wink, tell her you know what she’s up to, and you appreciate it. Then give her a few hints about what kind of guy floats your boat so she can narrow in on the search.

A lot of my college friends are really wealthy. They all spent their summers on luxury yachts and/or in five-star beachfront hotels. (They’re Rich Kids of Instagram, basically, but I still like them.) In a moment of weakness, I lied about my summer plans and said I had glamorous vacations lined up too. I don’t know why; the reality is I’ve been waitressing back in the Midwest. How do I deal with this once we’re all back on campus? I don’t want to keep lying but I’m worried the whole “money issue” will be really awkward if I come clean?

Congratulations, you’re human! Insecurity can cause all kinds of shady instincts to surface. Next time you feel wack, own it, don’t hide it. Something like “I’m sure it was nice to eat pizza in Italy but I was chillin’ at Sbarro in the mall and collecting a paycheck, aren’t you jelly?” You know, the best thing about Instagram is the filters (I am addicted). Life is a lot like that, too. You get to choose what filter you put on your story. You can tell your friends when you get back to school that things didn’t work out the way you thought they were going to, but it’s okay, you ended up having a great summer, anyway. It ain’t all about the money, honey.

Every summer my boyfriend and his folks spend a month at their beach house in Greece. He called me last week admitting he’d gotten really drunk one night while out at a gay bar with his brother (who’s gay) and started flirting with other guys — just for his self-esteem’s sake, he claimed, and it didn’t go anywhere. I think I believe him, but still, I’m upset. He doesn’t think it’s a big deal, particularly because he owned up. Am I overreacting?

Wow. That’s a tough one. I’m trying to put myself in his shoes. I haven’t ever flirted with girls to feel better about myself. Have you? Is that a thing these days? On one hand, I applaud his honesty in sharing this with you. On the other hand, once he’s back in the states I think you two should have a serious heart to heart. Did you know that studies show men reveal more in conversation when you’re not looking at them, interrogation-style? So pick an activity that he likes — play video games, go golfing, have him drive you on a road trip — anything to give his eyes focus elsewhere so that he doesn’t feel directly confronted. Then ask him some hard questions in a loving, accepting tone. Does he fantasize about men? Has he ever Googled gay porn? How did flirting with men make him feel? Would he like to do it again? Does he think he’s bisexual? I don’t know what the outcome will be for you two, but I think some honest discussion should be had, with the intention of making sure you’re both in the right relationship. Good luck!

Since January I’ve lost just over 50 pounds — I made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy and somehow kept to it. I feel great, and though I’m not quite “a whole new person” I do feel like I have a better attitude and outlook on life. So why don’t my friends and family seem to see it that way, and how can I make them 1) stop acting like bitches and 2) support me as I try to stay in this happy place?

Weight loss always seems to bring up unexpected emotions — not just for yourself, but for the people you’re close with. When you make a drastic change in your life, in spite of the fact that you’re making a strong and healthy move, your loved ones can feel judged and scared. Now that you’re not eating cake, do you think they shouldn’t eat cake? Why can’t they lose weight like you did? Will you want to find new friends now that you’re smokin’ hot? Will you still want to hang out and eat greasy food with them on Friday nights, or will you become a gym rat and only drink tofu smoothies? I suggest that you address their attitude openly — ha, “stop acting like bitches” might not the best way to go about it. Let them know that you’re happy with your new approach to health, but it doesn’t mean that you’re not happy with them, and that you guys can still have a meaningful relationship, it’s just going to shift a bit now that you’re not engaged in all-you-can–eat Oreo contests. Tell them that you’d love to include them in some of your new activities – a sunny hike, perhaps? But if they’re determined to sit on their butts, you’ll still come sit on your butt with them. With your tofu smoothie, of course.

My three brothers and I each just received a large inheritance. My parents and our extended family are pressuring us into each making a donation to our church. I still attend services when I’m back home just to be polite, but I don’t agree with the place’s stance on a lot of social issues — flyers supporting Chick-fil-A were handed out one Sunday just recently, for example. I wouldn’t feel comfortable emboldening those attitudes financially, or, you know, at all, but I don’t think my folks will understand. What can I do?

I have always loved receiving advice from my family — my mother actually used to be my manager when I was starting out as a model. That doesn’t mean we always agree, it means that we always respect each other’s right to have our own opinions. It sounds to me like attending church services when you’re visiting your hometown is a lovely gesture to make, even though you’ve decided that your family’s church doesn’t reflect your personal views now that you’re an adult. But investing money in something that you don’t believe in is another story. The next time they bring it up with you, please tell them that your plans for your inheritance are personal and you’d prefer not to talk about it. If they insist and push, tell them that you don’t feel comfortable supporting a business that doesn’t fall in line with your own beliefs of acceptance and equal rights for all. If that’s how you feel, I hope that they’ll respect your decision. Religion is, after all, about love and forgiveness, right?

I lent my roommate a designer dress a few months back for a wedding she had to attend back on the West Coast. She claimed she left if there by mistake, but she just got tagged in a bunch of photos from another formal event she went to here in New York last weekend while I was out of town… yes, she’s wearing the dress. Can I go rifle through her closets to take the dress back? What if she gets mad about me “invading her privacy” if I do?

Dang, roommates be crazy! Pull up the photos and show her your proof. Busted! Get your dress back. Then get a lock for your bedroom door.

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Google Lunar X Prize Robot Built to Find Lunar Water

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The search for water ice on the moon could be led someday by a robot armed with a 4-foot drill. With the first prototype of the lunar rover, called Polaris, comes the prospect of eventually extracting resources from the moon, asteroids or other planets through space mining.

Polaris is the robot of choice for Astrobotic Technology, one of many private teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize for landing robotic explorers on the moon. But Astrobotic also wants to build a lasting business out of its lunar exploration efforts by testing the technologies needed for space mining.

“This rover is a first step toward using off-Earth resources to further human exploration of our solar system,” said John Thornton, president of the Pittsburgh-based  robotics company, which unveiled the prototype Oct. 8.

Polaris is the size of a golf cart and tall enough to wield a 4-foot drill. It can move a foot per second on its 2-foot-wide wheels and carry 150 pounds (70 kilograms) of drilling equipment and science instruments. Between its heavy drill and batteries and its lightweight wheels and chassis, the robot weighs about 330 pounds (150 kilograms).

Polaris will need to withstand frigid temperatures as low as minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 173 Celsius).

The lunar rover’s power comes from solar panels designed to point toward the sun as it peeks just above the moon’s south pole.

A lack of GPS on the moon required a workaround. Astrobotic hit upon the clever idea of having the rover match whatever it sees on the surface with pictures of satellite images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

If Polaris reaches the moon, it could be perhaps the first of many robots that scout sites for space mining operations. NASA has already begun talking with about putting its own ice-prospecting instruments on the private rover — one of nine contracts worth $3.6 million that the U.S. space agency has awarded to Astrobotic.

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