Tag Archives: Politics

Bill Maher Interviews President Obama

I am really going to miss President Obama.

And at the end of my Saturday night, watching this interview is very soothing. Herman Yung said exactly what I was feeling about this video:

Barack Obama has such a soothing voice. It’s like listening to radio. Have you tried to listen to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump talk for an extended period of time? It’s impossible. Obama on the other hand — this is a guy I can probably listen to for a long time.

I feel like the election has stretched for a long time, but at the same time, it has also felt very fast. I haven’t always shared my political views on Yow Yow! and I still don’t think that it’s very necessary to do so today. I clearly have a view, right? But Yow Yow! has never leaned very heavily on anything regarding to politics. Yow Yow! has been through one election though when I was a senior in college and even then – we were pretty quiet. With regards to politics, I’ve done the bare minimum. I registered in California because my friend pretty much did it for me. I’ve watched the debates. I participate in viewing what other people have to say on Twitter and I retweet the things that are election-related that make me laugh. There are a lot of them!

I can’t really say why I’ve never had the passion for politics the way my own friends do. I actually admire them for it because they get very riled up and they very clearly have a stance about anything and everything and they can hold their own in any conversation. It’s pretty remarkable to watch. So we’ll be watching Tuesday of course because I don’t think there’s anything more important than that, but for now, we’re just going to enjoy this last bit of President Obama.

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The Daily Show Asks People When America Was Great

Sometimes my favorite part about blogging for Yow Yow is posting ridiculous stuff like this. Happy Sunday morning! No one here even knows what they are saying.

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Blog Roundup

  • How chefs pack their kids’ lunches [Bon Appetit]
  • Stay up to date with this Election Calendar [The Skimm]
  • Tindr for baby names! [Babyname App]
  • Just several examples of perfectionism [Bored Panda]
  • Why it’s important to remember your friends’ sad anniversaries too. [Adulting]
  • 10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be [Thought Catalog]
  • The beauty standards flight attendants have to follow [Cosmopolitan]

  • A funny little story about dating [Cup of Jo]
  • How to support sexual assault survivors [Ask Men]
  • In random news, Katy Perry is moving to Seattle [Headline Brief]
  • The worst kind of bosses [GOOD]
  • A sweet husband’s kind gesture to his blind wife [GOOD]
  • What time to go to bed [calculator]
  • How to microwave leftovers [the kitchn] Yeah, I didn’t know this either.
  • The cutest way a mother could break the news to her son about being a big brother [Facebook]
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Katie’s Favorites of 2012

Favorite Style Icon: Taylor Swift

T. Swift has seriously stepped her game in 2012. Yes, she’s still sticking to the neutral colored dresses – but hey! That’s okay. It works for her. Taylor Swift is really just doing all the right things when it comes to her style these days and it helps that there are a handful of fabulous designers throwing their pieces at her. It’s awesome. I, of course, am jealous.

Runner Up: Michelle Obama / Kate Middleton

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White People Mourning Romney

I can’t believe a site like this exists. It is both amusing and alarming at the same time. I can’t help but also wonder what the responses would have been like if Mitt Romney had won and President Obama had lost.

Regardless, HAYYY still a pretty funny Tumblr.

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Wyclef Jean? Wale? Will.I.Am?

Watch this news reporter covering the election get it wrong. Twice.

Fail Rail.

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The Obama Family: Then and Now

photo cred | Hello Magazine

It is hard to believe that the first term has already flown by. I don’t want to get too much into my political views here on Yow Yow, but I will say three words about the results: I was thrilled.

I am just glad to say that this time around I felt not only more informed, but more confident in my decisions and what exactly I was expressing my voice on.

But this post isn’t about this. This post is about the Obama ladies – Michelle, Malia and Sasha. These three women are becoming style icons. Seriously, I wish I looked that good and dressed that well at Malia’s age. I didn’t. Her outfit last night was something I absolutely needed to have in my closet. And also – I think we’ve all heard by now about how the fashion industry has publicly dismissed Ann Romney and pretty much only supported Michelle Obama during the campaigning season.

photo cred | USA Today

These two girls have grown up so much. I can’t wait to see how their style continues to evolve over the next four years and to see who will be designing Malia’s prom dress. Oh yeah. You know that’s coming.

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Pol-LOL-itics

Yow Yow! is Offline Tonight

BRB guys. I’m watching the election. You should be too.

Wanna follow along?

Wanna watch Chris Rock?

Wanna see people voting in real-time via Facebook stories?

A newspaper columnist dressed up as Big Bird to vote today. This person rules. [Source]

photo cred | Jim Romenesko

The 2012 election in GIFs

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In Things I Am Disappointed About Today…

photo cred | The Stranger

Why did no one tell me about Molly Moon’s exclusive  Baracky Road ice cream?!

Is this punishment for no longer living in Capitol Hill because I feel like it is. Tomorrow’s the last day and I am nowhere near a Molly Moon’s. A bellini will have to do.

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Tomorrow. Vote.

But seriously, if you’re waiting until tomorrow to vote – then I really don’t know what to say. Four years ago when the results came out, I was the only freshman that did not finish her reading and thus was therefore forced to stay in my residence hall to read all these pages while the rest of Capitol Hill was out celebrating and tearing up the streets.

This year, I’m hoping for another win and this time, I will not be studying.

Voting is important. Have a say and expressing your voice is important. There are always some parts of the election that we feel we cannot make a difference in for fear of being too small, but there are also other issues on the ballot this year that we can impact as well.

This lil’ cat was found on the Obama campaign page. Those guys have such a great sense of humor over there…

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On My Newsfeed…

Every now and then, I stumble across something on my newsfeed that is just too good to not share. When the debates come ’round, you can always expect the lolz.

“I love Big Bird. I love drones. I love teachers. I love lamp.”

– Grant H.

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Romnesia

The election is heatin’ up y’all! President Obama explains the term ‘Romnesia.” LOLOLOL is all I have to say.

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First Lady Debate – Did It? Or Did It Not Happen?

A bunch of people who are simply full of s***.

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Politics & Pop Culture

President Obama | 1

Mitt Romney | 0

Mitt Romney has adopted a slogan from the hit television series “Friday Night Lights” for his campaigning, but the show’s creator is less than thrilled about it even accusing Romney of plagiarism. Well, yeah.

The slogan reads: “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.”

Not only his show creator, Peter Berg, kind of livid about it, but he actually took matters into his own hands by writing a letter to Romney and he didn’t hold back.

Check out the full letter here.

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