Line 40 on the 1040 Form is where one decides whether to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction. Despite repeatedly claiming that high income people like himself get “unfair” tax breaks, President Obama passes on the standard deduction.
President Obama leads by example.
As the 2012 campaign gets underway, the news media is spending time examining the personal lives of the Republican candidates. The average voter probably can not describe any of Newt Gingrich’s positions, but almost certainly, that voter knows that Newt has been married three times.
What about President Obama? His campaign has represented that he has only been married once, but there are photos of the President from 1980 wearing a ring on the ring finger of left hand where he now wears his wedding band. I’m not aware of any official published explanation of that ring.
Perhaps, like his father, he has a “traditional” wife in Kenya. Who knows, the news media won’t ask.
The President’s first Oval Office Address was criticized from all sides. Most critics agreed that his performance (if not his substance) improved towards the end where he spoke about his plans to transition to clean energy. Unfortunately, he used the “if we can send a man to the Moon…” trope. Now I can’t stop thinking about President Obama sending a man to the Moon to find Green Energy. Except of course, he killed the return to the Moon project at NASA. Maybe Nobel Award Winning Physicist Secretary Chu has worked out a plan?
Today I was watching MSNBC’s Morning Joe and saw Mika Brznevski reading a script about the AP analysis of the BP oil spill plan and I had a few questions.
1. None of the bullet points illustrating glaring errors were material to cleaning up oil. Why was this considered news?
2. Who are the Obama Administration officials that approved this plan?
3. Why was the plan approved if the journalists at AP could find so many glaring errors?
I guess I have a fourth question too. What has happen to journalism these days?
On Sunday Vice President Joe Biden made it on to a political talk show to chat for a while. Before his handlers wrangled him back into the home where he attends to the important business of making sure the Stimulus (ARRA) money isn’t wasted (He’s doing a great job with that. As the President says “Nobody messes with Joe”, Uncle Joe spent his time claiming that former Vice President Cheney was doing exactly what he was trying do – rewrite history. When it comes to re-writing history, no one is going to outclass the Obama Adminstration. Uncle Joe will see to that. (And no one messes with Uncle Joe!)
I couldn’t bring myself to actually watch it, or read the transcript, but I’m pretty sure at one point (of oh so many, I’m sure – It’s Uncle Joe, after all.) he was trying to make the case that it was right for the UnderWear Bomber to be read his Miranda Rights so he could be tried in a civil court. Did he Uncle Joe also go ahead and declare him guilty before the trial starts, like he (and most of the Adminstration) has with KSM?
President Obama’s approval rating dropped below 50% on Real Clear Politics meta-survey. If President Obama was a Republican, the press would be full editorial comment on how this is an indication that the President needs to adjust his policies to be more in step with the American public. However, President Obama is the Media’s candidate, so the historic drop in approval ratings is mentioned rarely if at all.
Every so often someone asks me if or what I like about Sarah Palin. I usually answer that I don’t know very much about her, which is true, ignoring that I do like her. At least it’s true in the sense of what she thinks about various issues or what her views are, other than in the broadest sense. I can finally explain exactly what I find appealing.
Sarah Palin’s mere existence exposes the hypocrisy of the Left and it’s self proclaim Liberals and Progressives. I love that about her. From the earliest days of being rumored to be selected as McCain’s VP, her biography stood as counterpoint to President Obama’s. The substance’s of Palin’s biography mocking Obama’s evanescence .
That is what I like about Sarah Palin