Frat Boys "Shake It Off," Lip-Sync to Taylor Swift Smash

We already knew that Taylor Swift was a crossover star, considering her success in both the country and pop music worlds.

But we still didn’t see this coming!

The artist – whose fan base typically consists of teenage females – has been honored by the members of the Delta Sigma Phi Beta Mu fraternity at Transylvania University via one of the greatest lip dubs you’ll ever witness.

It starts with one guy getting woken up with a hangover and popping a couple pills and then – BAM! – we’re off and singing! Or pretending to sing, at least.

Turns out, just like anyone else who has heard this catchy tune, these college students simply can’t “Shake It Off.”

Pretty amazing, right? Sort of puts those Barack Obama lip dubs and Brian Williams lip dubs to shame.

Here’s a look at many other lip dubs we love, including this latest classic. 

Click around now and then go watch it again. It’s so awesome!

Brian Williams "Raps" Rapper's Delight


You go, Brian Williams! The NBC anchor sort of raps “Rapper’s Delight” in this spliced-up video. It’s funny stuff. Watch now.

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Barack Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago

President Barack Obama has again waded into the controversy that is the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent George Zimmerman verdict.

Last weekend, he urged the public to honor the deceased, while respecting the verdict. Today’s remarks were more impromptu and less detached.

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Speaking at the White House about the Martin-Zimmerman case, Obama reacted both personally and as a member of the African-American community.

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” he said.

“Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

“When you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here.”

“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that … that doesn’t go away.”

“There are very few African-American men in this country who have not had the experience of being followed when they are shopping at a department store.”

“That includes me. There are probably very few African-American men who have not had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars.”

“That happens to me – at least before I was a senator.”

“There are very few African-Americans who have not had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had the chance to get off.”

“That happens often.

“I don’t want to exaggerate, but those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida.”

“And it’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.”

“The African-American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of drug laws.”

“And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case.”

This past Saturday, Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Florida jury of all charges stemming from the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Martin in 2012.

President Obama, who also seemed to reference the Marissa Alexander case with his mention of “racial disparities,” finds himself in an unusual position.

As the first African-American U.S. President, many feel he should be more involved in helping lead and shape the national discussion regardng racism.

Obama has worked hard, however, to not let his racial background define who he is, and is often reluctant to comment strongly on the subject if at all.

Today’s remarks on race reflect that paradox, as Obama tried to express his empathy toward the Martins and others he believed have been wronged.

He is willing to point out what he feels are injustices within society, yet is not inclined to offer specific solutions for fear of backlash or making himself the story.

By commenting on the verdict, perhaps Obama sought to ease some of the racial tension surrounding the case, yet also reiterate how bad it is.

It’s a fine line to walk, and exemplifies what a deeply personal, divisive complex topic this is for so many Americans, even in 2013. Tell us what you think:

Did the George Zimmerman jury get it right? And should Obama be weighing in more on the topic of racism? Or less? Or not at all? Sound off below.

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Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill Obama Over Twitter

Twitter can be a dangerous tool – and not just in the hands of Amanda Bynes.

A 22-year old man was sentenced to six months in prison today after he was arrested in September for making Tweeted death threats against President Barack Obama.

According to The Charlotte Observer, Donte Jamar Sims will also be forced to live under supervised release for a year after his jail term is up.

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The North Carolina native used the handle @DestroyLeague_D to issue his threats, many of which are still online and include:

“Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !… Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town.”

Yeah. That’s just totally illegal and not the least bit creative, Donte.

Sources also say Sims actually tried to plead guilty in court to avoid incarceration, but the judge rejected his plea.

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Ann Romney on Husband’s Presidential Loss: Blame the Media!

In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House.

“I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. “Not because of what anyone else did.”

Romney cited his failure to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, while also zeroing in on his “47 percent” comments as being detrimental to his bid.

Admitting that it “kills” him not to be President, Romney also had a few choice words for the man who is:

“He didn’t think the sequester would happen,” he said. “It is happening. To date, what we’ve seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing.

“Now, what does that do? That causes the Republicans to retrench and to put up a wall and to fight back.”

Ann Romney, meanwhile, was not as deferential about the basis for her husband’s defeat. She squarely pointed a finger at the fourth estate.

“It was not just the campaign’s fault,” Ann told Fox News. “I believe it was the media’s fault as well, in that he was not being given a fair shake, that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was. I’m happy to blame the media.”

She then concluded by focusing on the same current issue plaguing the government:

“I totally believe at this moment, if Mitt were there in the office, that we would not be facing sequestration right now.”

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Jedi Mind Meld: Obama Can’t Budge Congress, Use Correct Star Wars Lingo

Hmm. No wonder the White House won’t build a Death Star for us.

At a press conference today, Barack Obama proved that while he may be our coolest-ever President, even he needs to bone up on his pop cultural references.

Speaking to the press about sequestration and forging a bipartisan budget reform agreement, Obama said he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” on Congress.

Maybe because there is no such thing as a Jedi mind meld.

His point: much as he would like to simply MAKE Republican leaders agree to his spending cuts, he is “not a dictator” and you need two sides to compromise.

What Obama probably meant was to reference either the “Jedi Mind Trick” from Star Wars … or the “Vulcan Mind Meld” from Star Trek often used by Spock.

Points for trying, B. A for effort.

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Robert Bork Dies; Supreme Court Nominee Was 85

Robert Bork, whose long political career was most noteworthy for his controversial rejection from the Supreme Court in the 1980s, has died at the age of 85.

Son Robert H. Bork Jr. confirmed his father died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. The son said Bork died from complications of heart ailments.

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The brilliant, blunt Bork’s confirmation hearings helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues.

Earlier in life, Bork was accused of being a partisan hatchet man for Richard Nixon.

As the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, he fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the “Saturday Night Massacre” of 1973.

Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned rather than fire Cox. The next in line, William Ruckelshaus, refused to fire Cox and was himself fired.

But it was Bork’s drubbing during the 1987 Senate nomination hearings made him a hero to the right and a rallying cry for younger conservatives.

The experience embittered Bork and hardened many of his positions, even as it gave him prominence as an author and popularity on the speaking circuit.

Kenneth Weinstein, head of the Washington think-tank Hudson Institute where Bork was a distinguished fellow, said in response to his passing:

“Robert Bork was a giant, a brilliant and fearless legal scholar, and a gentleman whose incredible wit and erudition made him a wonderful Hudson colleague.”

Known before his nomination by Ronald Reagan as an expert on antitrust law, Bork became more widely known as a conservative cultural critic in the years that followed.

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Clinton Falls Asleep During Obama Speech in Myanmar



There’s jet lag, and there’s jet lag after visiting more than 100 countries in four years, at which point no coffee, Red Bull or Five Hour Energy is gonna get it done.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looked like she hit a wall right in the middle of President Obama’s speech in Myanmar on Monday, falling asleep briefly. Watch:

While Hillary, who sat next to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, likely wishes she hadn’t nodded off, she shouldn’t worry all that much considering:

  1. She helped broker an Israel-Hamas cease fire 48 hours later.
  2. Obama does kinda tend to drag these things out sometimes.
  3. Soon she can sleep for 2-3 years prior to the 2016 election.

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Chris Rock on Barack Obama: He’s White!



Listen up, white voters of America. Chris Rock is sending you a message.

Are you looking for a Presidential candidate that shares your values, hobbies and… well… skin color? If so, the name on your ballot this Tuesday should be obvious: Barack Obama!

The man was known as Barry for much of his life (“the third whitest name on Earth!”); he bowls; he dances with Ellen; he wears mom jeans.

And, unlike Mitt Romney, his family doesn’t have more members in it than a Tyler Perry movie. Watch this hilarious endorsement now:

So, who are you voting for?

 

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Donald Trump Extends Charity Offer to President Obama



Yup. It turns out Donald Trump actually can get worse.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy slamming New York City, the real estate mogul has taken to Twitter. To wish his fellow Big Apple residents well? Of course not.

To extend the deadline for Barack Obama to respond to his donation-for-college-transcripts offer.

“Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday,” Trump wrote today.

What a total and complete moron. Here’s an idea, The Donald: why not donate those five million bucks to the hurricane relief effort instead?

Oh, and how about you respond to Stephen Colbert’s $1 million offer?

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Mitt Romney Staples Scandal: Candidate Accused of Lying Under Oath to Protect Friend’s Fortune



For all his ridiculous muster, Donald Trump didn’t actually break any news with his supposed Barack Obama bombshell today.

But Gloria Allred may have uncovered something sordid about Mitt Romney, and it’s all based on a testimony the candidate many years ago involving Staples founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife, Maureen.

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According to TMZ sources, Maureen alleges that Romney lied under oath when he told a judge Staples was worth noting, labeling the company’s stock as “overvalued” and concluding that he doesn’t place a “great deal of credibility in the forecast of the company’s future.”

Why would Romney supposedly pretend Staples was a dead end?

Because his testimony helped assure Maureen would receive very little in her settlement.

How can it be proven that Romney actually lied and didn’t simply mis-judge the value of the stock?

Because he and Tom cashed in their dividends for a fortune with Goldman Sachs just a few weeks after the divorce trial concluded.

Allred, a notoriously attention-starved attorney, is seeking to unseal Romney’s testimony in this case.

Says a rep for Tom Stemberg in response:

“Over the past several years, the judge in this case has made it very clear that the gag order imposed should not be violated. We have never violated this order and will continue to adhere to the court’s ruling on this case.”

So… are you buying any of this? Do you think Mitt Romney acted unethically or illegally? And, if so, does it affect your vote?

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