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  • Palin: Hell is Breaking Loose and Obama’s Having a ‘Gay Old Time’

    08/18/2013 11:36:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 140 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | Todd Starnes
    All hell is breaking loose in Egypt and all President Obama is interested in doing is riding his bicycle and playing golf, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told me. “It’s sad for America,” Palin said, calling the president’s handling of the crisis dithering. “Literally all hell seems to be breaking loose and President Obama is in Martha’s Vineyard having a gay old time, riding his bike, partying it up.” Palin said it’s time for the president to pull all funding from Egypt until the violence stops. “Until there is a crackdown on this atrocious violence, they should not be receiving...
  • Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare

    07/22/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    7 minutes ago Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare Posted by CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy and CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – President Barack Obama, hoping to pitch his signature health care law to younger Americans, will get some help from a cadre of Hollywood stars who have volunteered to help promote Obamacare's insurance exchanges that open on October 1. At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation...
  • Kal Penn speaks to young voters at Marquette for Obama campaign

    09/18/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Marquette Tribune ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jennifer Zahn
    When Kal Penn visited Marquette Saturday, he wasn’t just stopping by on his way to White Castle. Best known for his parts in the series “House M.D.” and the “Harold and Kumar” movies, Penn also stars for the White House under another role: associate director of public engagement. He spoke before a crowd of more than 100 in the Alumni Memorial Union. “I got a phone call in 2008 asking if I could serve in a much bigger way in youth outreach,” Penn said. “I am honored to serve my country. I’m happy to do this. I thought it was...
  • Kal Penn is to Barack Obama what Marilyn Monroe was to John F. Kennedy

    09/06/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 9/5/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    ....Some day, twenty years or so form now, you’re going to just accept as similar fact that actor Kal Penn and President Obama had a romantic relationship that began on the 2008 campaign trail and continued when Obama asked Penn to move to Washington so they could be close to one another and the two could have sex more frequently. Future biographies of President Obama must contain entire chapters devoted to how Penn’s presence in the White House affected and strained Obama’s relationship with longtime “body man” Reggie Love, who friends and acquaintances since his days playing basketball at Duke...
  • Kal Penn pokes fun at Clint Eastwood at U.S. Democratic National Convention

    09/05/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywood.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012
    Movie legend Eastwood hit headlines after his bizarre performance in Tampa, Florida last Thursday (30Aug12), during which the Dirty Harry star chatted to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate, Mitt Romney. His eyebrow-raising antics provided great material for Penn, who is now a member of the leader's White House Office of Public Engagement, and he took the opportunity as one of the main speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to mock the film veteran. Praising Obama...
  • Will Kumar Ask Barack About Medical Marijuana Crackdown?

    09/04/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Harold & Kumar Go to the DNC. Or at least Kumar aka Kal Penn is going to the DNC. As you can see in this video, actor Kal Penn who worked on and off for the Obama administration for a couple of years will be hosting a show at the Democrat National Convention this Thursday for BarackObama.Com. Since the main characteristic of Kumar in the movies is heavy duty marijuana smoking, how would that character feel about the big crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries by the Obama administration? Kumar would probably dare to ask Obama about the hypocrisy of trying...
  • Dems/Obama Promote Convention By Having "Barack" Call Stoners (video)

    09/04/2012 5:59:36 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    n a web ad produced by Obama's campaign, the President dials up Kal Penn -- in character as Kumar the stoner -- to see if he's "on board" to support him this year. "Hey, this is Barack," Obama says after he dialed Kumar on the phone. "Listen, I need to know if you're on board. Okay, good. Because I'm counting on you, everybody is. We have to get this right. So there is a lot at stake here. Just remember I am trusting you on this and I'll see you there." The video then jumps to Kumar sitting on the...
  • NY flame dishes on Obama's romantic ways when he was 22 ("Obama Isn't Gay" week continues...)

    05/03/2012 3:48:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 112 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/3/12 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Future prez had so much ‘sexual warmth’ – but was ‘out of reach’ She talked about how Obama walked around his bedroom bare-chested, dressed in a blue and white sarong while working on a New York Times crossword puzzle. “I open the door that Barack keeps closed to his room and enter in a warm, private space pervaded by a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits — running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing,” Cook wrote. Obama and Cook would date for a year. He was 22 and she...
  • Why won’t the media report on Barack Obama being gay, the way they leaped to trash Herman Cain?

    11/10/2011 9:25:35 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 11/7/2011 | Kevin DuJan
    Last week, the agenda-driven, drive-by media trashed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain with unsubstantiated and poorly sourced sexual innuendo. This week, let’s all talk about Democrat President Barack Obama being gay, him sexually harassing male actor Kal Penn, and his frequenting of Chicago gay bathhouse “Man’s Country” — using the Left’s established precedent for journalistic integrity when it comes to rumor and gossip. Fair’s fair, right — in love, politics, and what’s apparently allowable in the 2012 election now that all-out war was declared on the black Republican presidential contender. Why shouldn’t conservatives treat Barack Obama the way the Left...
  • Kumar Goes to Washington, Part II (Kal Penn, Star of 'Harold & Kumar' rejoins Obama admin)

    11/16/2010 10:15:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | 11/16/2010 | Greg Pollowitz
    Back in town: Kal Penn, the actor-turned-Obama-staffer. This summer, Penn — who goes by his birth name, Kalpen Modi, outside of Hollywood — quit a job in the White House’s office of public engagement in order to shoot the third installment in his stoner-flick franchise, “Harold & Kumar.” As of this week, he’s been rehired there as an associate director, according to ABC News reports. He’ll start work on Monday. Is this really the shot-in-the-arm team Obama needs to take on the GOP?
  • Kalpen Modi Returns To White House Job After Leaving To Film 'Harold & Kumar' Sequel

    11/15/2010 4:48:54 PM PST · by Velveeta · 56 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/2010 | Michael Falcone
    ABC's Michael Falcone reports: After a brief hiatus to film a sequel to the popular "Harold & Kumar" movie, the actor, Kalpen Modi (also known as Kal Penn), is returning to a job in the White House "The White House is pleased to have Kalpen Modi join the Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director," White House spokesman Shin Inouye said in a statement on Monday. "While OPE works collectively on conducting outreach to the American public and various organizations, he will be the point person for those in the Arts, Youth, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)...
  • 'Kumar' Actor Robbed at Gunpoint in D.C. (Kal Penn - actor turned Obama admin official)

    04/20/2010 10:28:09 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 107 replies · 2,318+ views
    TMZ ^ | 04/20/10 | Staff
    TMZ has learned Kal Penn -- aka Kumar from that "White Castle" movie -- was robbed at gunpoint early this morning while walking in a neighborhood in Washington D.C. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Penn claims a man carrying a gun approached him around 1:20 AM and took his wallet and other personal property. We're told Penn immediately reported the incident to authorities, who have launched an investigation into the matter. Multiple calls to Penn's rep were not returned. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/20/kal-penn-house-robbed-gunpoint-washington-dc-georgetown-kumar-white-castle/#ixzz0lf88j0F1
  • Kal Penn quits White House for Harold and Kumar sequel ( Rats jumping ship )

    04/02/2010 3:10:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,083+ views
    NewsCore ^ | April 03, 2010
    APPARENTLY the First Lady's famous White House herb and vegetable garden was not the type of natural pick-me-up he was looking for. Kal Penn, star of the Harold & Kumar movies, will leave his job in the Obama administration to appear in a new Christmas-themed flick as his signature stoner character... Penn quit his previous gig, a recurring role on the hospital drama House to become White House director of public engagement last year.
  • House actor Kal Penn starts work at White House

    07/07/2009 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 873+ views
    AFP via News.com.au ^ | July 7, 2009
    * Kal Penn starts new job at White House * Is happy to take break from Hollywood * Television news: Updates, guides, what's on ACTOR Kal Penn has formally started work at the White House, saying he is happy to take a break from Hollywood to serve in President Barack Obama's administration. "This is an incredibly historic time; I'm deeply honoured to be here and I hope to serve my country to the best of my ability," the actor, whose given name is Kalpen Modi, said. Penn revealed in early April that his character Dr Lawrence Kutner on the smash...
  • Actor Kal Penn (Kumar in the Harold & Kumar movies) new asso. dir. of WH public liaison. (?)

    04/14/2009 8:28:24 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 24 replies · 937+ views
    Tip to MB26 from friends at network in DC
    No, I'm not kidding. You can't make this stuff up. Kal Penn, the actor who played Kumar in all the stupid Harold & Kumar movies is Obama's choice to be the new associate director in the White House Office of Public Liaison. Problems? 1: Actors don't know their own name without a teleprompter... well, neither does TOTUS. 2: He will make great 6 minute speeches to 5th graders, then fall apart at the first hard question.... just like Joe Biden 3: If this post requires Senate confirmation, this could be fun.... "So Kumar, how do you view the pivotal interaction...
  • Outreach, Indeed

    04/08/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT · by Jbny · 377+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 8, 2009 | Abe Greenwald
    The Obama administration has hired Indian-American actor Kal Penn to work in the White House Office of Public Liaison doing “Asian-American outreach.” Interesting choice. You can’t say Penn has no experience in the field. He starred in the 2008 comedy “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” which painted a very particular portrait of America’s attitude toward Asian-Americans.
  • "Kumar" Goes to the White House, Gets a Job.

    04/07/2009 8:10:31 PM PDT · by saquin · 17 replies · 927+ views
    We've had actors-turned-mayors, and actors-turned-governors. . . but actors-turned-White House staffers? That's a new one! "House" star Kal Penn -- whose character was killed off on Monday's episode -- is taking a sabbatical from acting to work for President Obama. The 31-year-old actor, first launched to fame as a stoner student in the "Harold and Kumar" movies, is coming to Washington to be associate director in the White House Office of Public Liaison, Entertainment Weekly first reported yesterday.
  • Actor Kal Penn ("Kumar") joins White House team to connect with Hollywood

    04/07/2009 12:19:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 2,627+ views
    The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama's administration and Hollywood. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who has a recurring role on Fox's TV show "House" and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts and entertainment groups. Penn starred as Kumar in the movie, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."
  • How About a Liaison to Talk Radio Instead of Hollywood

    04/07/2009 10:32:56 AM PDT · by faced · 22 replies · 949+ views
    Face Forward Blog ^ | 04/07/09 | Face Forward Blog
    WASHINGTON — The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama’s administration and Hollywood. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who has a recurring role on Fox’s TV show “House” and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts and entertainment groups. Penn starred as Kumar in the movie, “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” Penn was an Obama supporter...
  • 'House' exclusive: The shocking story behind last night's big death

    04/07/2009 8:07:06 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 63 replies · 3,428+ views
    DEFCON 1 spoiler alert! If you haven't seen last night's House, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward! Here are the six things you need to know up-front about last night's House: