Sarah Palin’s Tax Problem?
It appears that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has a big tax problem. It has been learned that Todd and Sarah Palin failed to pay the proper self-employment taxes for their fishing business in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, even though they were sent documents telling them they had to do so. But in 2006, Sarah Palin got a document she couldn’t ignore. The IRS sent | Read More »
More stupid car tricks
The automobile industry’s domestic sales figures for 2008 are out, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, they do not paint a pretty picture. With the exception of BMW’s Mini and Subaru, all brands posted losses – yes, even Toyota and Honda. Chrysler took the biggest hit, as its sales were off by 30%. General Motors sales dropped nearly 23%, and Ford managed to do only slightly better | Read More »
2008: A year of political surprises in Missouri
Missouri’s presidential bellwether streak came to an end in 2008. The Show-Me State had voted for the victor in every U.S. presidential election save one since 1904. Now it appears that Missouri picks the winner with exceptions only every 52 years (1956 and 2008). That was just one of several surprises in the state’s political year. One of the biggest political shockers in this state | Read More »
Marines give Obama a cool Yule reception
Vacationing in Hawaii, President-elect Barack Obama dropped in on the Kaneche Bay U.S. Marine base to say hello last night, and the reception he received from the Leathernecks was… cool. ABC’s Jake Tapper reported: As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect | Read More »
RE: Persons of the Year
The LA Times’ Andrew Malcolm seems a bit perturbed that Sarah Palin apprently stole a TIME magazine Person of the Year runner-up award from former Vice President Al Gore. In his post on the Times’ Top of the Ticket blog today, Malcom’s lede is: Completely ignoring Al Gore because he’d already won the world’s other top two prizes — the Nobel and Oscar — and | Read More »
Persons of the Year
As John McCain’s running mate in the election of 2008, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the GOP sacrificial lamb. McCain never really had a chance of winning the White House. Bamboozeled by Barack Obama into accepting public money for his campaign, the Arizona senator was outspent seven to one by the Democrat, who had agreed to also take public funding, but in the first of | Read More »
Is the Chicago way the change we need?
Thursday morning at a Chicago news conference, president-elect Obama expressed his confidence that no Representative of his did any bargaining with Democrat Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois to fill Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. He also promised to provide a list of contacts between members of his transition team and the office of the disgraced governor: “I’ve asked my team to gather the facts of any | Read More »
Rahmbo can’t stand the heat
Obama chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel, the object of increased media attention (see here and here), complained this morning that he wouldn’t go to his job in the transition team office. Emmanuel said he was staying inside the house to duck the gaggle of reporters anxious to ask him if he had contact with disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, about the Senate seat vacated by Barack | Read More »
The Fallout Thickens…
From Pejman Yousefzadeh we learn that in the heat of the Blagogate scandal, President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel was asked by reporters Thursday if he was the Obama advisor named in the criminal complaint against Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL):
Obama lied? You decide.
What did the president-elect know, and when did he stop knowing it? Yesterday, the Lightworker attempted to distance himself from his good buddy Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) in familiar Obama fashion – by tossing the accused crook under the bus: “Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney’s office | Read More »
The Audacity of Patience
The hard left, I must say, has shown remarkable patience in light of the middle ground the Obama Administration-In-Waiting has cautiously taken since election day. Oh, there’s been some grumbling about all the Clintonistas the O-Team is stocking the executive branch with, The One’s realization that perhaps it might be best to let the Bush tax cuts simply expire rather than repeal them during a | Read More »
Bad Doug. No Diplomatic Bone.
In a November 23, blog entry for the Jesuit’s America Magazine, Michael Sean Winters argued that law professor Douglas Kmiec would be the “perfect person” to represent the Obama Administration as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.
Why McCain should win Tuesday
I believe John McCain will pull off an upset victory in the general election next Tuesday, just as he revived what all the “experts” had said was a dead campaign and went on to win the primaries which earned him his party’s nomination. There are five reasons for my optimism for the McCain-Palin ticket’s chances.
Chill, Baby, Chill
The familiar refrain of “Drill, baby, drill” has become a rallying cheer at all John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign events. It puts an exclamation mark on the GOP ticket’s all-of-the-above energy policy. That policy calls for tapping all of America’s bountiful energy resources, including renewables and other alternatives. When McCain and Palin make appearances in the coal belt of the eastern states, the mantra | Read More »
The Obama Thugocracy Has Arrived
When Barack Obama urged his supporters to get in their face, did it not occur to him that some of his more deranged followers might take him literally? A 20-year old woman was attacked and robbed at a Pittsburgh ATM today. A spokesperson for that city’s Police Department said that after the robber took the woman’s money, he became enraged when he saw a McCain | Read More »
Breaking: McCain supporter attacked and mutilated
A 20-year old woman was attacked and robbed at a Pittsburgh ATM today. A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police Department said that after the robber took the woman’s money, he became enraged when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on her car. The perp then beat the victim with his hands, kicked her and used a knife to carve the letter “B” into her face.
Move over, Joe the Plumber. Here’s Joe the Dumber!
Just when the Obama campaign was enjoying the focus of the race being on a weak economy, here comes Joe Biden to bring the game back to John McCain’s strong suit – foreign policy and national security issues. Not only that, but Biden managed to stencil a big question mark over his running mate’s head at the same time. And the big ol’ dumb guy | Read More »
George Santayana, Yogi Berra and the Election
Remember when it appeared that Sen. John Kerry might make George W. Bush a one-term president just like his father? Can’t remember that? Let’s do a memory refresh from October 16, 2004. Leftblogger Jerome Armstrong of mydd.com looked deep into a Washington Post poll and found encouragement in the internals. The WaPo survey reported that Kerry “continued to claim a large lead in key battleground | Read More »
ACORN tried. Obama lied. JP