The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.
That's from Rasmussen Reports. I haven't been following the polls but I had heard repeatedly (including on NPR) how popular Barack was all the sudden. I didn't understand how that happened. But I did take them at their word.
Were they lying to me or is Rasmussen's polling a new development?
We ate Chinese today at lunch. I love Chinese but it's one of those things that unless it's just me and one friend at work, we never go. It seems like if there's more than him and me, there's someone who doesn't like Chinese and we end up somewhere else.
I really like Chinese and I especially like it because I eat it so rarely.
I had a new dish. I meant to write it down. I didn't. I believe it was honey almond shrimp. I believe that was the name. That does cover the ingredients. It was so good. My mouth's watering just thinking about it. I just loved it.
Hold on, let me grab my purse. Okay, I thought I put my fortune cookie in there. I didn't have time to eat it (I actually eat them. Most people I know just crush them to get their fortunes out.) Here's my fortune: "A TANTALIZING NEW PROSPECT WILL COME YOUR WAY."
Let's hope so.
Was it Trina who kept getting the awful fortunes? I'm thinking it was. She kept getting things like, "Don't spend money." I'm not joking that's really what her fortunes were in those cookies. I hope that was Trina.
(Not because I want her to get bad fortunes.)
Do you stream rentals or get the hard copy?
I think I'm going to have to start streaming only.
I watched You Again last night. I rented it last Wednesday. I forgot to return it today. I'll return it tomorrow. I hate it. I just need to stick to streaming.
Jamie Lee Curtis was good in the film. She was the best. After her, I'd say Sigorney Weaver in a close second. After that? I didn't care for either of the leads. They bored me. I never cared for Veronica Mars to begin with. I didn't understand why Betty White was even in the film. She needs to be a little more particular about her roles. In The Proposal, she really added to the movie. That wasn't the case here. I didn't believe Victor Garber as Jamie Lee's husband for a moment. She's too down to earth, he's to 'get me a Porsche!' Other than Jaime Lee and Sigorney (and I think they're good enough that it's worth renting for them alone), the only other one I felt was any good was James Wolk. He had some substance to him and I usually don't care for the actors in those type of roles. But he had substance and gravity and I really wanted him on when things happened to see his reaction.
Do not watch the movie trying to make sense. Or expecting it too. For example? I wear contacts. Like most people I know who do, especially women, I have a pair of glasses. Kristen Bell's contacts get ruined by ants (don't ask, it makes no sense) and though she's a hugely successful p.r. woman in NYC (just promoted to vice president of the firm), she doesn't have a pair of glasses on her (or a spare pair of contacts) so she ends up wearing her 10th grade glasses.
All the way through it never makes sense. And it frequently feels like you must have skipped over needed scenes. You didn't, they just aren't there.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"