12/10/2010 - 10:32am

Harry Reid, or as they call him in Vegas, Harrah's Reid keeps playing political games by forcing votes in the Senate. The Republican Senators keep telling him to wait until the 2011 tax rates are finally set and some type of budget bill is passed to fund the government. It took the Republicans to finally work out a deal with President Obama. Harry couldn't get it done. Has the NYT been following this story at all? Guess not. They are very mad today about some votes in the Senate. Their rhetoric in this editorial is.. well you be the judge. Shouldn't a major newspaper's editorial writers at least read the newspaper before they write editorials like this one? Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

12/07/2010 - 2:13pm

Today we have Ming Tsai on and he brought us a delicious Red Roast Duck with sweet potatoes and daikon dish and it was absolutely delicious. Here is the recipe if you want to try this dish for yourself. If you try us tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

Red-roast duck legs with sweet potatoes and daikon [ Serves 4 ]


4 cups soy sauce

2 cups good red wine

2 pounds rock sugar

3-inch piece of unpeeled ginger, washed and cut into 1/4-inch slices

3 dried Thai bird chiles

1 medium head garlic, halved horizontally

1 piece star anise

1 bunch scallions, white and greens parts, cut into 3-inchlengths

1 medium unpeeled orange, washed and quartered

2 cinnamon sticks –

10 duck legs (legs with thighs)

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 large daikon, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices –

50-50 House White and Brown Rice for serving

1. In a large nonreactive pot, combine the braising sauce ingredients. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and add more soy sauce if the flavor lacks depth, or more water if the sauce seems too seasoned. 2. Add the duck legs and simmer until the meat falls from the bones, about 2 1/2 hours. (Quick Tip: You can use a pressure cooker to do this. Cook the duck under pressure for 45 minutes, release the pressure, uncover, and proceed as follows.) Twenty minutes before the duck is cooked, add the potatoes and daikon. Test the potatoes with a fork to make sure they’re tender; if not, simmer a bit longer. 3. Remove the legs and vegetables and keep warm. Skim the cooking sauce (a ladle is good for this, see page 13). Divide the rice among plates, top with the duck legs and vegetables, spoon sauce over them, and serve. ©2010 Ming Tsai - Taken from Simply Ming One-Pot Meals used with permission from Kyle Books

12/06/2010 - 12:28am

You probably haven't seen the movie "Fair Game". Neither have I. But when the liberal Washington Post decides to write an editorial calling the movie "full of distortions", you have to know it's a lot of bunk. Here's the editorial. And obviously, don't waste your money on this piece of moonbat propaganda. Will you see this movie or are you going to avoid it? Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

12/03/2010 - 12:11pm

It may be hard to believe, but even the Moonbats feel like they can't trust President Obama anymore. Where is the Man of Hope that they had been waiting for? Here's a column by head NYT Moonbat, Paul Krugman that lays the President out. Krugman is especially mad that the President agreed to freeze the pay of federal workers. If you think he's mad, just think how the government union bosses, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their members' money in the last election cycle to help the President feel? Read the column and get ready for the BIG MOONBAT UPRISING when the President signs the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Tell us what you think by emailing me at cmanning@wrko.com.

12/01/2010 - 1:56pm

The 42 Senate Republicans announced today that they will block any vote in the Senate until (1)The huge tax increases that are set to go into effect on January 1, 2011 are blocked (2) A temporary budget is passed to fund the government.
Great stuff. Read this editorial from today's WSJ which lays out the case for repealing the tax increases. Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

11/26/2010 - 1:18pm

This will be the fourth holiday season of the great slump, and for many it isn't getting any easier. Times are tough. So how can you stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas this year? Here are seven smart money tips to get the most bang for your (diminished) bucks this holiday season. The Wall Street Journal gives you 7 tips to follow. Are these tips helpful for you? Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

11/24/2010 - 12:54pm


One of the reasons we know so much about the Pilgrims is that they kept journals and thankfully most of their writings have survived to this day. Here are some excerpts from the journals of William Bradford, who would become the leader of the colony. Take a minute over Thanksgiving weekend and read about their landing at the tip of Cape Cod; their first encounter with the Indians; how they found their way to Plymouth; how they negotiated their first treaty with the Indians; and, of course, their Mayflower Compact, the document which stated many of the principles of that have made our country so great. Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

11/19/2010 - 1:41pm

Charles Krauthammer has a great column on the TSA scanners and as usual he gets it right. Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who's ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube - where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a "flotation device" - has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Is Krauthammer right here?

11/17/2010 - 12:15pm

The 15th Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration is held at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19th to the 21st, 2010. The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 15 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. We are proud to announce the involvement of Plimoth Plantation this year by expanding our celebration all the way to the Mayflower. For more information go here.

11/16/2010 - 1:11pm

Dr. Morton Keller has now said that President Obama is more like LBJ than FDR. As President Obama's administration evolved and a midterm rebuke loomed, certain historical analogies came to the fore. Would he swing to the center, like Bill Clinton? Or would he hunker down truculently, like Jimmy Carter? Now that the election is over, it may be helpful to see Obama's situation in a different historical context. Two sequences in particular come to mind: the 1934-36 cycle that heralded the flowering of the New Deal and the Roosevelt coalition, and the 1964-66 cycle that marked the decline of Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society. Tell us what you think at cmanning@wrko.com

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