Joe Biden’s handwritten note in response to a child’s whimsical war strategy

May 15, 2013 | 5 comments

Recently, a 7-year-old Wisconsin boy sent a letter to the vice president suggesting that candy ammo might make the world a better place. Joe Biden responded…


Dear Myles,

I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate.

You are a good boy,

Joe Biden

(via Yahoo NewsHypervocal)

Jesus Christ has endorsed a candidate in North Miami’s mayoral race

May 14, 2013 | 10 comments

Elections for mayor in the town of North Miami, Florida are today. So we’ll know soon what an endorsement from Jesus means, since that is exactly what candidate Anna Pierre apparently has…

Pierre explains…

It’s a spiritual endorsement. Why? Because everything I do I always get God involved.

She said that as she prayed about running for mayor, she received three signs from Jesus that he endorses her, but she’s “going to keep them private.”

(via Local 10Hypervocal)

New Treasury Secretary updates his signature to not “debase” U.S. currency

May 8, 2013 | 2 comments

You may remember from back in January that Jack Lew, who Obama nominated for Secretary of the Treasury, had an entirely illegible signature.

This is funny, of course, because the Treasury Secretary’s signature appears on our currency. During the nomination, Obama joked…

Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury.

This got some laughs, but apparently it wasn’t entirely a joke. The latest annual report (PDF) from the Financial Stability Oversight Council shows a new and improved autograph from Mr. Lew…

(via The Wall Street Journal)

Our laid-back president — The casual postures of Obama at work [22 pictures]

May 1, 2013 | 25 comments

Pretty much everyone puts their feet up from time to time or kicks back onto two legs of their chair, but for some reason when it’s one of the most powerful people in the world, it seems more interesting — especially when his casual posture is contrasted with all the people around him who are unsurprisingly much more formally situated.

These photos of our laid-back president are by Pete Souza and were gleaned from the White House photo archives for Vanity Fair

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The United States’ pretend president at the inauguration dress rehearsal

January 15, 2013 | 1 comment

This past Sunday, a dress rehearsal was held in Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration later this month. In order to get everything right, clearly labeled stand-ins were used to represent the president and vice president and their wives…

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Most powerful man in the world? President Obama caught in Spider-Man’s web

December 20, 2012 | 9 comments

President Barack Obama pretends to be caught in Spider-Man’s web as he greets the son of a White House staffer in the Outer Oval Office, Oct. 26, 2012.

And so you can really get a feel for Spider-Man’s powerful effect, here are a couple of close-ups…

(via Time)

Laws need to change to keep up with our more developed human minds

December 18, 2012 | 16 comments

Thomas Jefferson made this historically and ethically obvious yet incredibly important observation in a letter to Samuel Kercheval dated July 12, 1816. The above inscription is from the southeast quadrant of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

(via Will Zone, Quotations Book)