Daily Archives: April 15, 2010
What was this guy thinking? A seven month old baby? Toughen him up? Give this guy the chair. Forget the chair, build electric bleachers and take all the other guys on death row with him.
Prosecutors say a Queens man yelled “toughen up” while fatally punching his crying 7-month-old son in the chest.
Larry Greene was arraigned Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge.
He could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors also say Greene believed the baby preferred his mother.
Laquana Greene says her brother is “a good person” who could not commit such a crime.
The baby, named Xiah, died Tuesday night. The medical examiner said he also had bruises on his head and neck.
District Attorney Richard A. Brown says it’s the ninth time in five months that a family member or babysitter has been accused of killing or severely injuring a child in Queens.
Brown says there is “no excuse” for such “senseless attacks.”
The very man that vilified the wealthy during the 2008 campaign has made the more money in one year as President than he made over his entire life up to this point.
Obama earned an annual salary as president of 374,460 dollars since his inauguration in January 2009, according to his tax filings released Thursday.
But most of his income came from his books, which have leaped to the top of the bestseller lists since he first started running for the White House.
In 2008, Obama and his wife, Michelle, declared a joint gross income of 2.65 million dollars, most of which also came from royalties on his books “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.”
According to his 2009 documents, the Obamas paid 1.79 million dollars in federal taxes and 163,303 dollars in state taxes to Illinois where the couple owns a home in Chicago.
April 15 is the date set by which all Americans and US residents must file their annual tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service.
Obama also received 1.4 million dollars last year when he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but he has donated his prize money among 10 charities, the White House said, and the sum is not part of the 5.5 million dollars declared income.
The couple also donated 329,100 dollars to 40 different charities in 2009, with the largest reported gifts being 50,000 dollars to CARE and the United Negro College Fund.
In 2007, the Obamas said they had earned 4.2 million dollars.
The first couple’s filing contrasted strongly with the more meager tax returns of Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, who declared 333,182 dollars in joint income for 2009.
That was still an increase from 2008 when their joint income was 269,256 dollars. They also gave some 4,820 dollars to charity, or some 1.4 percent of their incomes, the White House said.
The average annual household income in the United States was around 50,303 dollars in 2008, according to official figures.
What prompts Obama’s to Attack? No one knows for sure, but the Obama pictured above attacking a small child, was asked what Obama’s eat for food.
The Obama went nuts, trying to tear off the child’s arms and beat the child with the bloody ends.
The Obama had to be tranquilized and brought back to the hotel, where it is alleged that the Obama gorged on greens and peppers.