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Beyonce Admits She Lip Synced the National Anthem

She said she practiced until her feet bled, but decided to use the recording anyway.

I’m not sure how her singing caused her feet to bleed, but she should definitely have this checked out.

What I’m still trying to figure out is, if she wasn’t singing, why did she pull the earpiece out of her ear midway through the song? Was that to, say, GIVE US THE WRONG IMPRESSION?

Alright, enough writing. I might break an ankle.

Actual Beyonce National Anthem Recording Uncovered

White House Dossier has gotten ahold of the actual singing Beyonce did at the Inauguration.

Her true rendition of the National Anthem could be heard by those on the podium with her. It turns out the prerecording was broadcast to the TV audience and the rest of those in attendance at the Inauguration because Beyonce didn’t know the words. Or the melody. Have a listen.

Poetic Injustice

Did you find the poet at President Obama’s inauguration as insufferable as I did? Did your child look at you, like mine did, and say, “Nothing rhymes”? I found Richard Blanco’s “poem” – it wasn’t much of a poem, more like narrative recited as if it were poetry – both prosaic and long, which is… Continue Reading

Obama’s Inaugural Address: A Perversion of the Founders’ Vision

The great tension between liberalism and conservatism involves fidelity to the ideas of the Founders. Conservatives tend to think the Founders were right in their time, and also today. Liberals believe that the Founders were right in their time, but that their ideas need updating to the point of a complete perversion of their original… Continue Reading

Obama Sworn in as President

President Obama today was sworn in to serve for another four years as the 44th president of the United States. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House. The president’s family and a small group of reporters were in attendance. Obama took the oath on Michelle… Continue Reading