During a speech at the National Governors Association's winter meeting, Dr. Mehmet Oz identified a serious but also puke-inducing health problem: the shortage of gubernatorial sexytime:
Oz also encouraged governors to lead by example by modeling a number of healthy behaviors…Noting that increased sexual activity leads to longer lifespans, Oz called on all governors to start having sex twice a week. No governors responded to Oz's suggestion about their sex lives.
Governing is stressful and time-consuming, so here are a few tips to help our nation's governors get their groove back (ew, ew, ew):
Tags: Bobby Jindal, Paul LePage, Rick Perry, Rick Scott, Sex
* For Black History Month, Black superheroes talk about their struggles.
* Jimmy Fallon's "Downton Sixbey."
* Yolo: An oral history of an awful phrase.
* U.S. females need to step up the science.
* Schoolhouse Rock sings about ungrammatical stuff.
* This Sacramento Bee editorial is seriously messing with Texas.
* Twitter has a new hashtag game: #ReplaceSongTitlesWithDrone.
* Conan O'Brien's heckler Eddie Pepitone has Post Office questions.
* A map of all the vaguely or explicitly rude-sounding place names in the world.
* The Post Office's potential for "clandestine communication" was a scary prospect, at one time.
Tags: Black History Month, California, Daily Links, Drones, Education, Geography, Post Office, Racism, Rick Perry, Science & Technology, Taxes, Texas, Women's Rights
Rick Perry did not look kindly upon the 23 executive actions President Obama announced yesterday. From finally appointing an ATF director to directing federal agencies to take background checks seriously, the Texas governor felt Obama's proposals had the whiff of tyranny about them. Besides, Rick Perry a better idea for curbing gun violence:
"There is evil prowling in the world — it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children."
Nothing wrong with prayer, per se. But recall that in April 2011, Perry issued a proclamation declaring a 72-hour period the "Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas," asking residents to appeal to a higher power for salvation from the record-setting drought ravaging Texas. Then came September:
The state's largest blaze, a massive, uncontained fire in Bastrop County near Austin, has scorched some 25,000 acres, destroyed at least 470 homes and forced about 5,000 residents to evacuate.
It may be true that God listens to all prayers. It's just sometimes he says "yes," other times he says "no," and occasionally he sends wildfires, which is why firefighters (and in this case, gun regulations) are useful too.
Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Guns, Religion, Rick Perry
I know you're all dying to find out if Rick Perry will be running for president again in 2016. (Spoiler alert: He is.) Unfortunately, Obama has not yet entered his second term, nor has a new, exciting and even more "populist" redux of the Tea Party arisen to be reported breathlessly by Fox News. So it's a little early for potential candidates to make announcements of intent. It's considered somewhat gauche.
However, it's not too early for potential candidates to make announcements about announcements of intent…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he will "make an announcement about my future political plans" in July, according to a report by the Rio Grande Guardian…
Tags: 2016, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry
We've looked over the 5 Funniest Congressional Ads of 2012 and the 5 Funniest Local Campaign Ads of 2012, but who among us can resist the urge to revisit the fact that Herman Cain actually ran for president?
Best Trolling of Social Conservatives
Campaign: Obama for America
The Ad: "Lena Dunham: Your First Time." Compared casting a ballot to losing one's virginity. Considering it took 3 hours instead of 30 seconds to cast a ballot in Florida, this turned out to be very, very far from the truth.
Tags: Advertising, Barack Obama, Herman Cain, Lena Dunham, Rick Perry, Ron Paul