Posts Tagged ‘Snookie’

Obama Learns Rolling Around In The Dirt With TV Reality Stars, You Are Bound To Get Snookered

July 30, 2010

First, Snooki took on Obama over Twitter. Then, Obama falsely said he didn’t even know who she was. And on Thursday night’s second season premiere of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” Snooki took the ball back, and went after Obama again.

 In one scene, Snooki — with her impressively orange tan — broke the shocking news that she’s been staying away from her home away from home: Tanning salons.

 “I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10% tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan,” she said.

 Snooki was referring to a provision in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act that mandates tanning salons impose a 10 percent tax on UV-ray sessions.

 Clearly, Obama can’t relate to Snooki’s problems, she added, commenting on Obama’s skin color.

 “Obama doesn’t have that problem. Obviously,” she said.

Obama goes on View, now sets the bar even lower by creating increased Snooki publicity. When you roll around in the dirt with reality stars you are bound to look dirty…

 

Obama Lies About Snooki, The View Exposes Snookigate

July 30, 2010
President Obama went on ‘The View’ yesterday  and was asked some very difficult questions. For example, Joy Behar asked “Should Snooki run as mayor of Wasilla?” His response to the question, aimed to take a jab at Sarah Palin, was to say he did not know who Snooki was. Unfortunately the President was not totally truthful.At the White House Correspondents Association Roast dinner on May 1, Obama joked about Snooki and her MTV reality show ‘Jersey Shore’ in his health-care bill: Obama joked that, Tonight, in the interest of transparency, I would like to share a couple. Let’s see. This provision is called the Bay State of Denial. It reads, this bill shall cover short-term memory loss relating to the passage of Massachusetts’ health care reform. Good news. Your condition is covered.

Also in discussing the new 10% tax on tanning salons he joked that   this provision is called the Jersey Shore-up. It reads, the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill. Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, and…House Minority Leader John Boehner.

Obama takes jab at Palin,trips over feet..

  

 

Tan Tax Upsets People Who Were Snookered..

July 9, 2010

Mention the new “tan tax” in a major news outlet and cries of discrimination and reverse racism often follow.

The complaint surfaced on reader comment boards to blogs and news Web sites back in December, when it became clear that the levy — a 10 percent surcharge on the use of ultraviolet tanning beds — was likely to be included in the new health-care overhaul bill. Since then, it’s been repeated by conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Doc Thompson, a fill-in host for Glenn Beck who intoned in March, “I now know the pain of racism.”

When an article about the fallout from the tax — which took effect last week — appeared on the Washington Post’s Web site Wednesday, dozens of commenters questioned the tax’s legality.

The case can seem deceptively simple: Since patrons of tanning salons are almost exclusively white, the tax will be almost entirely paid by white people and, therefore, violates their constitutional right to equal protection under the law.

But does the argument have any merit? Not remotely said Randall Kennedy, a professor at Harvard Law School specializing in racial conflict and law.

“There is no constitutional problem at all, because a plaintiff would have to show that the government intended to disadvantage a particular group, not simply that the group is disadvantaged in effect,” he said.

“To say that this health rationale was a mere pretext for wanting to stick it to white people is completely implausible,” Kennedy said.

Though Kennedy did  not address sticking it to people mentally less fortunate…