President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner
GIF of the Day: Bipartisan Exploding Fist Bump!
In what could quite possibly be the most high-profile, bi-partisan exploding fist bump to be documented in U.S. history, President Obama indulges in a brief “what up” moment with Illinois’ junior senator Mark Kirk (R) before his State of the Union speech last night.
Historical moments in shade throwing, Inauguration Edition 2013. Keep your eyes on FLOTUS’ reaction to what Boehner said to her and POTUS.
“With Mr. Oreo at the Kraft #FightHunger Bowl!” - @SenJohnMcCain
Just John McCain hanging out with Mr. Oreo.
This isn’t the biggest bozo John McCain has even been seen with.
And since when are we fighting hunger with Oreo cookies?
A stark contrast in cover photo treatment from when TIME named President-elect Barack Obama its 2008 Person of the Year and today.
“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, “What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?” And you’d tell them, “Those are cars.” And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, “How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?” And you’d say, “Those are airplanes.” But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, “Why are all the slaves out?” And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.
And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.”
— Weekend Update with Seth Meyers; SNL Season 36 Episode 12; Jan. 15, 2011, seven days after the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson, Ariz.