***Outrageous chicken coops:
More at the link. No idea why I felt compelled to show you pictures of chicken coops.
***The IRS: Never apologize, never explain.
It is one thing to say “Never apologize, never explain” as an adjunct or symptom of cultural self-confidence, quite another in an atmosphere of duplicity, evasion, or brazen contempt. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen presented a breathtaking example of the latter when he blithely admitted that the IRS had simply “recycled,” I.e., tossed out, physically destroyed, Lois Lerner’s malfunctioning hard drive that (he claimed) was unrecoverable. “I don’t think an apology is owed,” he told a stunned House Ways and Means Committee.
His smug arrogance made me want to smack him.
Related: IRS official whose emails were "lost" visited the White House more than 30 times. Nothing to see here, move along...
***Vacation in this adorable mini-tree castle. I'd love to!
***12 foods that help control your appetite. Most of these you'll already know. The secret in most cases is protein.
***Scott Walker: "I will not back down." Good for him. Liberal Democrats have lost in court, but that doesn't matter. They're taking their story to the media, who are more than glad to continue their leftist hackery.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accused in court documents of collusion with conservative groups to illegally coordinate fundraising, fought back Friday with a defiant editorial in the state’s largest newspaper, blasting prosecutors’ "theories" as "slander" and vowing, "I will not back down."
"It is old news that has already been discounted by two judges," Walker wrote in the opinion piece for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "No charges. No case."
Quoting a federal judge, Walker said prosecutors "are now seeking refuge in the court of public opinion, having lost in this court on the law."
"Abraham Lincoln once said, 'Truth is generally the best vindication against slander,'" Walker wrote. "The truth on the widely covered 'John Doe' [case] is that two judges, one state and one federal, reviewed the accusations of partisans within a Democrat district attorney's office and determined their theories have no merit or basis in law."
"Each of these judges explicitly issued judicial orders that these partisan prosecutors must end their investigation immediately," Walker said, adding he would restate "the truths … over and over again to fight the slander directed at me and our campaign by my political opponents."