***Pew poll: Americans say Obama is a "good man" who is "incompetent." Yeah, well, I certainly agree with the second part.
As President Obama finishes the touches on his seventh State of the Union Address, to be delivered tonight at 9 P.M. Eastern Time (come to Reason.com for live blogging and tweeting), here's something he can chew on: Pew Research asked Americans to sum him up in one word.
The most popular choices? "Good/Good man" and "Incompetent." Intelligent is well represented as is "idiot/dumb/stupid," honest, dictator, liar, awesome, and arrogant.
The ones saying "awesome" have probably spent a lot of time in Ferguson, Missouri in the past few weeks.
***American Sniper is certainly showing the Left for what it is.
Being conservative, patriotic, pro-America, pro-traditional values is unforgivable to liberals.
The Tinseltown pile-on heated up after the film's opening over the weekend, with director Michael Moore tweeting "snipers aren't heroes," actor and comedian Seth Rogen comparing the movie to Nazi propaganda, and some unnamed members of the Hollywood film academy telling the Wrap they wondered if Kyle had been a "sociopath," and if the movie was dangerous.
According to Bloomberg News, the anonymous Oscar voters claimed they'd been passing around an article by a Penn State professor for the New Republic that attacked the movie for lionizing Kyle.
***This is neat: Real world inspirations for Disney movie locations.
The Kingdom in "Tangled"
Real-life location: Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy
French artist Laurent Ben-Mimoun looked to the romantic oil paintings of 18th-century artist Fragonard to create the concept art for Tangled. He started with the vision of a Renaissance castle from which Rapunzel could let down her hair, recalling Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. As production progressed, he added medieval and French Renaissance influences—like small round towers inspired by Château de Chenonceau—as well as hints of modern architecture, like the triangular composition of the Century City Twin Towers in Los Angeles.
More at the link.
***How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~Paul Sweeney
***Have a great day!