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  • Obama's tan suit: Stop freaking out, Internet, it's actually stylish

    08/28/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-28-14 | Jenn Harris
    President Barack Obama held a news conference Thursday to reveal important information regarding Russia financing and arming separatists in Ukraine, migrant children in the U.S. and his strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Syria, but all eyes seemed to focus on his suit. The president addressed the press in a pale, khaki-colored suit, and the Internet exploded. . The suit prompted a slew of headlines criticizing the president for his fashion decision.
  • Crist criticized for “flip-flop” after scrapping visit to Cuba

    06/24/2014 4:17:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/23/14 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    Charlie Crist has scrapped plans to go to Cuba this summer, citing time demands in his campaign for governor and delays in getting federal permission to visit the island nation. “I had to make a decision,” Crist said. “We’ve got to win this thing, and we can’t sap any more of my time or staff’s time to the detriment of victory. … I need to stay focused on Florida.” Crist’s about-face was immediately called a “flip-flop” by Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign, and it follows a recent poll that showed his July plans were not popular with Cuban-American voters in Miami-Dade,...
  • H&M apologizes for super-tan bikini model ad

    05/10/2012 8:13:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | May 10, 2012
    Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Thursday apologized over a swimwear campaign featuring a deeply tanned model that sparked outrage among cancer groups.
  • Caption: Urkel's cousin on vacation in Hawaii

    12/28/2010 4:58:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 7+ views
    I hear it's awful wet in Hawaii since Obama arrived.... Coincidence? 8-?
  • Caption Obama in Silly Shirt in Bali

    11/18/2011 12:25:25 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 86 replies · 2+ views
    AP Photo ^ | October 18, 2011 | Susan Walsh
  • Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 40%, Crist (I) 30%, Meek (D) 21% (Ras)

    08/26/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Ravi · 61 replies
    ras ^ | 8/26/10 | ras
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Marco Rubio attracting 40% of the vote, while Charlie Crist picks up 30% in the race to become the state’s next U.S. senator. The new Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek earns 21% support.
  • Obama Caught in Snooki Lie (Free Republic mentioned)

    07/31/2010 8:54:57 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 96 replies · 2+ views
    Salon ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2010 | Alex Pareene
    (snip) I went to Free Republic to see what true patriots thought of Obama's shamelessness. Their commenters were unsurprised at NObama's deceit. "Dilbert SanDiego" writes: Ya, I remember when Obama had said something about Snooki before. And now he’s trying to act like he doesn’t know about some things in pop culture such as Snooki on that reality show? Maybe Snooki doesn’t poll well in focus groups, so the prez wants to feign ignorance as to who she is????? "Never on my watch" says: He only knows what the teleprompter tells him. FWIW - I have no idea who or...
  • Tanning salons feel burned by 10 percent 'tan tax'

    07/07/2010 4:41:54 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/07/10 | N.C. Aizenman
    The sun hasn't exactly set on Solar Planet, but anxiety over the fate of the Arlington tanning salon has been running high ever since a "tan tax" took effect Thursday. One of the less publicized measures in the new health-care law, the tax imposes a 10 percent surcharge on the use of ultraviolet indoor tanning beds. Supporters -- including the Obama administration, congressional Democrats and dermatologists -- have argued that the tax will raise an estimated $2.7 billion toward the cost of expanding health coverage to the uninsured, while discouraging a practice that increases the risk of skin cancer by...
  • Burning mad over tan tax

    02/23/2010 7:00:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 672+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 23, 2010 | S.A. MILLER
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama yesterday proposed slapping a tax on the tanning booth, looking to the cast of "Jersey Shore" and other bronzed Americans to help pay for the nearly $1 trillion health-care overhaul. New York salon owners said Obama seems to have it in for them, as the president dropped plans for a "Botax" on cosmetic procedures in favor of putting the squeeze on tanning-bed clients. "The Democrats are really after us," said James Oliver, 46, owner of Beach Bum Tanning and Airbrush, with six locations in Manhattan. "They go after one little industry to pay for the whole...
  • Silvio Berlusconi targets Michelle Obama in new 'suntan' gibe

    09/28/2009 6:28:53 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies · 739+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/28/2009 | Lucy Bannerman
    Most world leaders try to avoid repeating gaffes. Not Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister has called President Obama “tanned” again — but this time he did not miss the opportunity to joke about the First Lady’s skin colour as well. After his return from the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Mr Berlusconi told a rally of conservative supporters that he was bringing greetings from someone in the United States. “What’s his name? Some tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama,” he said. He then added: “You won’t believe it, but the two of them sunbathe together, because the wife is also tanned.”...
  • China's changing skin colour

    02/13/2007 5:15:43 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 27 replies · 2,796+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | Quentin Sommerville
    Western-style fashions are big business in China A visit to any chemist in China gives an insight into Chinese attitudes to beauty. The brightly-lit aisles are full of the big-named brands which dominate the world's beauty market, but the products here are different from those in the West. The shelves are loaded with creams and lotions which whiten the skin. "Making skin look paler is very deeply rooted in Chinese tradition," said Jan Hodok, marketing manager for the skincare company Nivea in China. "Traditionally, the first objective of a woman is to have pale white skin because whitening can...
  • Glamour at a price in Asia (white-skin craze)

    05/14/2006 5:21:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 2,033+ views
    IHT ^ | 05/01/06 | Thomas Fuller
    Glamour at a price in Asia By Thomas Fuller International Herald Tribune TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006 MAKHAM KHU, Thailand Neighbors gawk and children yell, "ghost!" The manager of the restaurant where Panya Boonchun worked simply told her she was fired. The cream that she applied to her face and neck was supposed to transform her into a white-skinned beauty, the kind she saw on page after page in women's magazines and on television. But rather than lighten her complexion, the illegally produced lotion she bought in a local grocery store near this village in southeastern Thailand disfigured her skin into...
  • Black And Tan Ice Cream Causes A Chill In Ireland (Ben & Jerry's)

    04/20/2006 7:29:35 PM PDT · by blam · 114 replies · 2,442+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-21-2006 | Tom Peterkin
    Black and Tan ice cream causes a chill in Ireland By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 21/04/2006) An American ice cream maker has launched a brand that evokes the British militia that terrorised the Irish during the 1920s. Ben and Jerry's began promoting its Black and Tan flavour - cream stout with a whirl of chocolate - this month, but said it was unaware of the connotations that the name has in Ireland. The offending ice cream The company, whose mission statement promotes "deep respect" for individuals, has apologised for any offence their latest product has caused to the Irish....
  • Kerry sees red at orange tan jokes (Republican “attack dogs” posted pictures on the internet!)

    09/30/2004 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies · 6,435+ views
    Kerry sees red at orange tan jokes 30/09/2004 - 18:29:24 As George Bush and John Kerry go head-to-head in what is considered the most crucial presidential election in generations, America has turned to another issue – the colour of Senator Kerry’s face. So-called “attack dogs” who pledge their allegiance to Republican Mr Bush posted pictures on the internet this week of an “orange” looking Mr Kerry. Newspapers picked up the story and even Lynne Cheney, the wife of vice-president Dick Cheney, has commented on the shade of the Democratic challenger’s tan. The implication that Mr Kerry has given himself a...
  • Lynne Cheney Jokes About Kerry's Tan (weak comeback by a Kerry surrogate)

    09/29/2004 4:50:05 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 97 replies · 3,598+ views
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 9/29/04
    DULUTH, Minn. - Something about Sen. John Kerry's darker appearance has caught Lynne Cheney's eye. During a campaign stop with her husband, a group of volunteers moved into the crowd with microphones for the question-and-answer period. Vice President Dick Cheney told supporters to look for the people with dark orange shirts. When Cheney paused as if searching for the words to describe the shade of orange, Lynne Cheney said, "How about John Kerry's suntan?" The remark drew a big laugh from the crowd and the vice president. Responding to her comments, Kerry campaign spokesman Bill Burton said, "Is Mrs. Cheney...
  • Lynne Cheney Jokes About Kerry's Tan

    09/29/2004 1:53:11 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 91 replies · 3,920+ views
    ABC News/Note ^ | 9/29/04
    "What do those orange shirts remind you of?" Lynne Cheney asks Vice President Cheney in Duluth, MN. "How about John Kerry's sun tan?"
  • Kerry's "Orange Skin" an explaination from an Plastic Surgeon

    09/29/2004 10:32:56 AM PDT · by garfab · 108 replies · 5,814+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Sept.28.2004
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE SEPT 28, 2004 09:23:25 ET XXXXX KERRY ON ORANGE ALERT: SKIN TRANSITION ON EVE OF DEBATE Just days before Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry is set to take the stage in a debate opener projected to be seen by 70 million, photos show the senator dramatically taking on color. Is it the late September Wisconsin sun during debate prep that has turned Kerry's face to rich pumpkin-colored hues? Or has he been campaigning in the rust-belt? Kerry advisers defend the sudden deep tan transition, noting how it simply was from a game of flag football...
  • The Tan Commandments

    09/29/2004 10:14:06 AM PDT · by Atheist2Theist · 19 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Curt Jester ^ | 9/29/04 | Jeff Miller
    At first I thought it might be some strange synergistic effect between Kerry and Michael Jackson's skin. Kind of a racial Picture of Dorian Gray. But I decided to put on my pajamas and do some investigative reporting and so I put together this story board based on what actually happened.
  • Kerry Flops into 57 Vat

    09/29/2004 8:06:59 AM PDT · by BiscuitEater · 4 replies · 985+ views
    self | 9-29-04 | KB
  • Kerry Tan -- Is it a Chemical Peel?

    09/29/2004 6:43:27 AM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 101 replies · 4,626+ views
    9/29/04 | Self
    Just heard a theory about Kerry's "tan" that has the ring of truth to it. Laura Ingraham has suggested that Kerry had a chemical peel on his face -- possibly suggested by TerEZa who it is assumed also suggested his botox. Apparentely, you need to stay out of the sun after a chemical peel, otherwise it will turn the hue currently seen on Kerry's pan. This theory seems to make sense to me, and it also explains why Kerry's staff is saying he got the color by "playing in the sun all day." There's just enough truth in that statment...
  • Senator Kerry enters a bronze age (orange tan)

    09/29/2004 12:18:27 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 28 replies · 1,391+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 9/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Woodsman? Sailor? Trailblazer? Wan no more, John Kerry has emerged with a tan so robust, so luscious that it has some wondering whether the hue originated in a bottle rather than the great outdoors. "Look very pumpkin-fied to me, and hideous," noted one blogger at, a Web site devoted to the fine art of tanning by chemical means. Mr. Kerry's campaign headquarters had no comment on the phenomenon, perhaps meant to lend Mr. Kerry the hearty appearance that suggested he had been, say, out clearing brush. His possible foray into self-tanning was a topic of curiosity among sunless tanning...
  • FReep this poll: Where did Kerry get his tan?

    09/28/2004 10:55:19 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 35 replies · 834+ views ^ | 9-28-2004 | Sean Hannity
    If you haven't done it already, FReep this poll! How do you think John Kerry got his tan? Was it... Windsurfing?Football?Spray-on tan?
  • Guess what? You can get a TAN on a cloudy day (Vanity)

    09/28/2004 8:52:18 PM PDT · by igoramus987 · 52 replies · 3,014+ views
    from link Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass, walks along the Charles River to play a game of football on the Esplanade in Boston Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) from link from link (not many clouds, but no many shadows) Looks really cloudy to me when the top 2 photos were taken. I didn't know that you can get a good tan on a cloudy day. So much for the 1 hour bogus tan story from the Kerry campaign. You can see other photos of Kerry playing football at here

    09/28/2004 10:41:19 AM PDT · by ZULU · 97 replies · 3,102+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | September 22, 2004 | Drudge
    ON ORANGE ALERT: SKIN TRANSITION ON EVE OF DEBATE Just days before Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry is set to take the stage in a debate opener projected to be seen by 70 million, photos show the senator dramatically taking on color. Is it the late September Wisconsin sun during debate prep that has turned Kerry's face to rich pumpkin-colored hues? Or has he been campaigning in the rust-belt? Kerry advisers defend the sudden deep tan transition, noting how it simply was from a game of flag football last Friday in Bedford, Mass. But the College Democrats who met Kerry...
  • Kerry Sporting Orange Skin in Attempt to Woo Florida Citrus Farmers (HR's attempt at humor)

    09/28/2004 10:04:36 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 51 replies · 2,010+ views
    Hispanarepublicana's Fertile Mind | 9/28/04 | Hispanarepublicana
    In a show of solidarity with Florida's citrus growers, an orange Kerry, holds up a fist and says, "Power to the Pulp." MIAMI -- Seeking support in a hurricane-weary state where presidential politics has taken a back seat to Mother Nature, Sen. John Kerry this week turned his skin orange in a show of solidarity to Florida's struggling citrus growers who are feeling a financial "squeeze" as a result of recent hurricanes, campaign officials said Tuesday. Kerry's complexion made the "immitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-flattery" transition as many undecided voters in Florida begin to focus on the race, even as residents recover from a...
  • Tanned, Rested, Ready: Kerry's Pre-Debate Fake Bake (Photos)

    09/27/2004 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Marcus Alonzo Hanna · 202 replies · 9,215+ views
  • Calif. to Ban Teens From Tanning Booths (nanny state alert)

    05/21/2004 1:13:03 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 26 replies · 349+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 21, 2004 | JIM WASSERMAN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A state famous for tanned bodies and year-round sunshine would be the nation's first to ban teenagers from artificial tanning booths if a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly becomes law. Lawmakers, citing a rise in skin cancer cases in California and across the nation, voted 42-26 to add artificial tanning to teenage no no's that already include smoking, drinking and buying lottery tickets. Teens often visit tanning salons before proms, vacations and weddings, say owners of an industry that claims 160,000 employees nationally and $5 billion in annual revenue. California is estimated to have 1,500...
  • Barbie pill promises increased sex drive and year-round tan

    05/19/2004 5:47:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 64 replies · 3,262+ views
    WFSB ^ | 5-15-2004 | Editorial Staff
    Sexual dysfunction affects both men and women and can potentially ruin relationships but now a new hormone may be able to help. Dr. Stephanie Ash, a gynecologist at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City, Mich., says that lack of labido is wreaking havoc on women and that nationally 43 percent of women suffer from a low sex drive. "Many women are distraught about it,"said Ash,"... and actually I would say at least 50 percent are reduced to tears in discussing it." However a drug on the market is working to change all that, it is nicknamed the "Barbie pill"...
  • DFU SONG: Gilligan's Island (Kerry the gigolo)

    04/29/2004 9:15:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 307+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 4-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - scroll down to Television secion Sit back my friends, and I'll tell a tale...a tale of Botox Boy A gigolo like we've never seen...he's Teresa's toy He pays a grand to get his locks trimmed...this ordinary man And summertime in the Hamptons he will work on his tan...he works on his tan He voted no but first voted yes...I guess we have that straightLike Mondale so many years before, he's heading for his fate...he's heading for his fate He's shown it as clearly as can be, he is an empty suit Behind the scenes...the...