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#SMH Fridays, Week of April 12


Here at Red Alert Politics we spend entirely too much time on the internet and some of the things that we see out there are just absolutely astonishing/mind-blowing/horrifying/disgusting/trendy/weird/insert any adjective here. As such, we have decided to start #SMH Fridays as a way to share those stories with you.

Obama: ‘There is clearly not equal pay in the White House’ because Michelle gets paid nothing

Underpaid citizen and First Lady, Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

President Obama appears to have a new face for the fight for the supposed “gender pay gap”: his wife Michelle?

Betty White is horrified to discover how many people have tattooed her face on their bodies

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“Oh dear…”

Jon Stewart skewers Dick Cheney, alleges he’s more guilty than Obama for Iran nuclear strength

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Jon Stewart skewered former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday’s episode of “The Daily Show” for the invasion of Iraq, alleging that he is guilty for ultimately strengthened Iran.

Jamie Foxx puts hilariously awkward Tinder profiles to song

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There are some Tinder profiles so epically weird, they can only be done justice in song.

John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick kill it on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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Krasinski treated the audience to his engaging rendition of *NSync’s “Bye Bye Bye,” while Kendrick challenged him with her take on One Direction’s “Steal My Girl.”

Marco Rubio asked to ‘spit rap lyrics'; declines because all the raps he knows are too profane

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Marco Rubio, friend of Pitbull, fan of explicit 90s rap lyrics and Nick Minaj, and 2016 presidential candidate, has sadly declined an offer to perform his lyric-spitting talents on live TV.

Red Alert Podcast: Morgan Chalfant on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign launch

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Staff Writer Morgan Chalfant talks with host Michael Koolidge about Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch and her rocky start with millennial voters  in 2016. Check out more of the Red Alert Podcast at https://soundcloud.com/red-alert-politics.

Sen. Pat Roberts’ ringtone from the movie ‘Frozen’ interrupts a committee hearing

Sen. Pat Roberts’ ringtone from the movie ‘Frozen’ interrupts a committee hearing

The cold never bothered 78-year-old Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) anyway. Roberts’ amazing ringtone, featuring Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, interrupted his remarks during a hearing on U.S. Tariff Policy. His sassy comment afterward might be the best part.

James Corden helps Jon Cryer recreate ‘Pretty in Pink’ record dance

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Duckie’s back! James Corden helped Jon Cryer recreate his famous record store dance from “Pretty in Pink” on “The Late Late Show” Wednesday.

Ted Nugent says he would ‘shoot’ Harry Reid

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During a Q&A at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting Friday in Nashville, Tennessee, Nugent, who is a member of the NRA’s board of directors, called Reid a “lying prick.”

Jennifer Hudson sings about a cheeseburger during ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden

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James Corden and Jennifer Hudson relived her days behind the drive-thru counter during his latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment this week. The Oscar and Grammy winner belted out a song about ordering a cheeseburger, fries, and Diet Coke, before admitting that she used to scare people who placed orders in her line by doing the same […]

Jon Stewart laughs at reporters chasing Hillary Clinton’s ‘Scooby’ van

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Jon Stewart laughed at reporters covering Hillary Clinton’s campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show.”

Kimmel gets people to comment on outrageously inappropriate fake Hillary Clinton logos

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A lot of people don’t like Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo.

U.S. fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million over false job placement rates

Everest Institute, one of the Corinthian Colleges Inc. property (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

LOS ANGELES TIMES — The U.S. Department of Education levied a $30-million fine Tuesday against Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., alleging the for-profit college operator recruited students with inflated job placement rates. The fine represents another blow to ailing Corinthian, which over the last year has been selling off and closing dozens of campuses across […]

Remy’s new One Direction parody skewers the horribly complicated tax code

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Are you hating Tax Day? Do you love One Direction? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” you should probably listen to this song, from ReasonTV and the ever-fantastic Remy. A sampling of “Best Song Ever’s” new lyrics: And we’ll dance all night, it’s the best code ever Some folks pay a lot, others […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Rubio is a ‘prune’ packaged in tinsel

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not a fan of her fellow Floridian, Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan to paint himself as the candidate of the “future” in the 2016 presidential race. On “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart” on MSNBC, the congresswoman made a very bizarre comparison to try and make Rubio seem just as […]

The artists who snuck a 100-pound bust of Snowden into a NY park want the NYPD to return it to them

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You might remember the anonymous group of artists who snuck a bust of Edward Snowden into a Brooklyn park, the bronze sculpture perfectly fashioned to blend in with other surrounding statues.

Jake Tapper uses Rubio’s own line on him, calls GOP senator ‘candidate of yesterday’

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“You’re the candidate of yesterday,” Tapper told Rubio when discussing the Republican senator’s oppositional stance to gay marriage. The CNN anchor cited a Pew poll conducted last year that shows 61 percent of Republicans under the age of 30 support same-sex marriage, while 35 percent oppose it.

Actor pays tribute to Robin Williams with 20 incredible impersonations

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From Mrs. Doubtfire to Good Will Hunting, he absolutely nails every character.