Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Obamarang by Victor Davis Hanson

All politicians fudge on their promises. But this president manages to transcend the normal political exaggeration and dissimulation. Whereas past executives shaded the truth, Barack Obama trumps that: on almost every key issue, what Obama says he will do, and what he says is true, is a clear guide to what he will not do, and what is not true. It is as if “truth” is a mere problem of lesser mortals.

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Moron of the Week

Tonight the president engaged in demogoguery of the worst kind, when he claimed that last week’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities.”

The president’s statement is false.

This is either blithering ignorance of the law or demagoguery of the worst kind.

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Ha ha ha!

Look at the hamsters - They're dancing!


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Moron of the Week

It was not a referendum on Barack Obama, who in every poll remains one of the most popular politicians in America. It was not a rejection of universal health care… It was not a harbinger of a resurgent G.O.P., whose numbers remain in the toilet.

Frank Rich

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ref·er·en·dum: 1 a : the principle or practice of submitting to popular vote a measure passed on or proposed by a legislative body or by popular initiative b : a vote on a measure so submitted

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Waterfalls in Winter

It’s been very cold here for the past two weeks. In fact, it stayed below freezing every day for about ten days straight. As you can imagine, ice has been building up.

Over Cowee mountain, looking towards Franklin

Heading up the Cullasaja gorge

Cullasaja Falls

Dry Falls

The trail down to the falls was a bit icy

Getting closer


I don't think I'll go behind the falls today

Cold, cold, cold

Close enough

Trapped in the ice

We weren't the only nutballs

Bridal Veil Falls

Don't stand underneath

Bridal Veil Falls

No drive-thru today

That’s All Folks!

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The produce used on the Food Network’s Jan. 3 Iron Chef of America two-hour special White House show was billed as being from the White House garden. But the show did not disclose that “stunt double vegetables” were used and not produce from the First Family’s garden.
The much ballyhooed show featured a cameo by First Lady Michelle Obama who invited the chefs to pick what they needed from the White House garden in the opening scenes. Mrs. Obama agreed to appear –and give the show access to the garden — because the episode promoted her healthy eating themes and the garden, her signature first-year project. Iron Chef also reaches an audience that would be interested in Mrs. Obama’s local food, anti-obesity and exercise agenda.

Viewers were not explicitly told that the vegetables in “Kitchen Stadium” were not the ones they had seen the chefs harvest. Various participants in the show misled viewers with references to “using radishes from the White House garden” and other similar mentions. Except for the honey, no food on the show came from the White House.

Chairman Kaga to commit seppuku in five, four, three, two…

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