Friday, October 31, 2014

Last Friday before election, devilish dust mites, sardines, and some Bill Whittle...

what could go wrong?

Exactly what do those things have in common?  Absolutely nothing, but I'm in the habit now of just throwing a bunch of stuff out there and watching it bounce - or something.

The Election:

The word is that this is going to be some sort of historically awful trouncing for the Democrats.  Forgive me if I don't share the excitement because I think very little will change in DC no matter what the outcome.

The reality is that our culture has become so degraded that anyone who thinks we'll ever see the Ozzie and Harriet days again should immediately check themselves into the closest psych ward. 

That doesn't mean I won't march off to our local polling place and vote straight Republican.  It makes no never mind if I'm not in agreement with everything they espouse.  The last perfect possible candidate was Jesus and He's not running for public office.  In a sense He is, but that's another post.

Anyone who sits out this, or any other election, because they don't like every position of the candidate, is a fool.  It is those people who gave us Barack Odumbo for 8 long years and I will never forgive you.  

Dust Mites:

It seems my husband has developed a raging allergic reaction to dust mites.  It's ugly.  I find this to be very annoying because I'm probably one of the only people in the world who religiously vacuums our mattress and has banned carpet from our homes.  We've had wood floors in all our homes and the only throw rugs are next to the bed and at the entry door - all of which are washed often.

Yesterday was spent shopping for and purchasing special allergy mattress and pillow covers.  I've acquired two bottles of Febreeze Allergy Control stuff because after tearing apart Home Depot, no one was able to find the 15 cans of Sprayway Good Night Dust Mite Spray that were supposed to be in stock.

In order to kill dust mites in sheets and such, they must be washed in water that is 130 degrees.  Our water tops out right now at 120 degrees.  None of which matters, because the solenoid needs replacing on our washer, so everything is washed in cold water.

So today I will take our king sized sheets, one by one, and boil them in a big pot and then run them through a cold cycle in the machine.  Can I tell you how much I'm looking forward to that?  Not.

Sardines

I don't like sardines. At least, I don't think so, since I can't remember the last time one passed my lips.  Yesterday at WallyWorld I had a sudden urge to buy sardines. Why?  I have no idea.  So later today I'm going to bravely open the sardine can, mash them up with some blended cottage cheese and a dab or two of mayo, spread them on some celery, and eat them.  Wish me luck. (Dear God in heaven, I hope they don't have little heads with eyeballs attached. Maybe I'll have hubby open them.)

I also discovered that the Pièce de résistance for sardines is the Angelo Parodi Brand Portuguese Sardines in Olive Oil . They're supposed to taste more like tuna.  I shall order some if I last through tonight's sardine experiment.

A very important message from Bill Whittle:


 Ten Buck Friday:

I missed Ten Buck Friday last week due to circumstances beyond my control. This week is up for grabs.  Donate to whom you wish.

Copied and pasted from Diogenes' Middle Finger who says it best - and I thank her:
The Ten Buck Friday bloggers, have over the last 9 weeks,  appealed to our readers to strongly consider contributing $10 to one or all of the campaigns of the Republican Senate candidates and help defeat Democrats in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Republicans need just six seats to oust the corrupt, senile moonbat, Harry Reid as Majority Leader.  We want Harry out of the Senate Leader's office for good, and into the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment of his terrible mind ravaging Koch Addiction.

The recent polls look very encouraging, but it's no time to become  complacent. This election may be our first step (and possibly our last chance) on the road to taking back our government, with eyes of 2016.  
You can do more than just vote. 
"In this, our final posting before Election Day next Tuesday, our message is to ask you to volunteer by making phone calls, talking with friends, family, co-workers and neighbors encouraging them to exercise their right of franchise by casting their ballot. Low turnout leads to bad government. Make sure your vote counts to prevent a theft-proof election. Let’s make this midterm a haunting experience for Harry Reid and his messiah." - Curmudgeon - Political Clown Parade 

These are the eight candidates we've backed to date:

Scott Brown - New Hampshire   -2.2

Cory Gardner - Colorado  +3.3

Bill Cassidy - Louisiana  +4.5

Thom Tillis - North Carolina  -1

Tom Cotton - Arkansas  +5

Joni Ernst - Iowa  +2.1

David Perdue - Georgia  +.4

Dan Sullivan - Alaska   + 2.2

(All polls via Real Clear Politics)

Visit Our Fellow Ten Buck Friday bloggers:


Adrienne's Corner


Fishersville Mike

For God, Family, and Country

Laughing Conservative

Left Coast Rebel

Mind Numbed Robot

Polination

Political Clown Parade

Proof Positive


Texas Conservative News

Theo Spark


Wyblog


Twitter: #TenBuckFriday

More:

Pedaling Fast:  Thinking About the Midterm elections

The Lonely Conservative:  Thoughts on the Coming Election 


Happy Halloween

Have a fun and safe evening...



 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Election malaise and a whole bunch of other stuff...

let's start with dead children which is always an uplifting and cheery subject.


So far, two 14 year old children in Marysville, WA have been killed by another 14 year old child, who then killed himself bringing the death toll to three.  Two more are in critical condition, and my guess is that both will either die, or be permanently disabled, since they sustained shots to the head. Another one is in serious condition. The oldest victim is 15 years old.

Notice how fast it dropped off the radar of worthy news items?  Move along everyone; nothing to see here anymore.  Oh, it will pop up here and there with progress reports on the remaining victims, but overall, it's a dead issue.

Of course, the gun control people are all up in arms (pun intended) wondering why a mere "child" had access to a gun.  Child?

Here's the story in the short form:  Shooter is dumped by his girlfriend who decides to date the shooter's cousin instead.  Shooter is an angst ridden 14 year old who, according to pundits, is a "typical" 14 year old who feels more deeply, and is unable to control his pain and frustration due to his age.  He walks into the cafeteria of his high school and proceeds to shoot the ex-girlfriend in the head, the cousin who stole her away, and several "friends" who he obviously feels also betrayed him. Ex-girlfriend dies at the scene, girl who was friend dies a few days later, and the other three, including the girlfriend stealing cousin, are in critical to serious condition.

When the MSM finally published the pictures of the "children" involved, I was dumbstruck.  These are 14 year old children?  The girls, all three of them, are outstandingly beautiful and look years older than 14.  Their Facebook pictures are highly sexualized and immodest.  Several of them sport nose or lip rings which a young person cannot get without a parent's permission.

The boy's pics, all of whom are above average in the looks department, are raunchy, showing off their naked upper bodies and flashing gang signs.

There is no doubt in my mind that these "children" are all sexually active, and probably have been so since they were 12 or 13.

Would any of this had happened if they had been held to higher standards by their parents?  Why are 14 year-olds dating?  What parent allows their 14 year old daughter to flaunt her breasts in provocative poses making silly duck lips in an effort to look sexy in publicly posted pictures - or any pictures at all?  Why the hell are they dressed like tiny little hookers?  Why are the boys acting like street thugs? 

Get this straight; I'm not blaming the victims.  I'm blaming the parents and the whole degraded culture we now live in that would consider it normal for children to behave in such a way.  No dating, no sex, no hooker clothes and gang signs equals no angst strong enough to drive a child to kill.

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Another outrage is off the front pages because it doesn't fit the narrative:

Two California deputies shot and killed by illegal alien.  

How many of the illegals residing in our country and soaking up the benefits provided by our law- abiding tax-paying citizens will be "legalized" after the elections by Odumbo?  More degrading of what's barely left of our culture.

Speaking of degraded:

 Wendy Davis, aka Abortion Barbie, who never met a dead baby she didn't like, and who stands to set some sort of record for losing an election, takes pot-shots at her opponent, Greg Abbott, who is paralyzed and also allows people who are stumping for her to say things like this:
“And then we have this guy who kind of just rolls around thinking that he can get tort reform for himself but take it away from everybody else in the state of Texas,” said state representative Dawnna Dukes at the event which was held Saturday in Pflugerville, just east of Austin. source
Dawnna?  What the hell kind of name is that?

Want to know what's wrong with our political system?  
Other unexpected races are suddenly in play. Some Democrats, for example, have begun to worry about the prospects of California Rep. Lois Capps, an eight-term congresswoman who is typically a lock for re-election but who now finds herself in a competitive race against Republican Chris Mitchum, a perennial candidate and the son of the late actor Robert Mitchum. source
Lois Capps, 76 years old,  has been hanging around for 16 (sixteen!!) years.  Her website is filled with all the usual boiler plate crap on how she's going to "fix" every thing that's wrong with the country.  Give it up Lois.  You've had 16 years to fix crap.  Go home and play with your great-grand children and leave us the hell alone.

This is nauseating: 

Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…
  
And guess how many people will be trampled to death on Black Friday (or Thursday) this year to buy trinkets from China.

Those wild and crazy Jesuits:

A Catholic university located in Chicago has given its blessing to a student organization for “pagans" because nothing says "Catholic" more than witches, warlocks, and tree huggers. 

When de-cluttering and simplifying life bumps up against "prepping."

Most of my readers know I'm in the throes of simplifing around the old homestead.  The sight of "stuff" is driving me slowly to insanity (short trip.)

On the other hand, I'm what I call a "low -level" prepper.

The two ideologies are at war.  What to do?  What to do?

As promised to Euripides

The story of Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow soliloquy from Shakespeare:

When I was in my early 20's, I had a very influential and well connected older friend, both in politics, business, and, well, "other areas."   Surmise what you will.

This very savvy person held contempt for pretentious people who demeaned things about which they knew nothing, much as I do now.  Now a days, you'll find the same types sitting around some effete little coffee house drinking soy lattes made with "organic" ingredients spouting socialist ideas as though they invented them.

Many times, he would have to entertain the so-called elitists of Houston, Texas and one of his favorite things was to move the conversation around to "country" music and listen to the wails of how low class country music was, and only trailer trash listened to that crap.

Amidst the hoo-ha coming from this educated beyond their intelligence hoard, he would pull out his guitar and sing a country ditty to illustrate their points.  Using the most common chord progression of G, C, and D, a strummy strumm
y style, and singing in the most twangy imitation of popular country artists, he would sing the words of the tomorrow soliloquy. 

When finished, as expected, the idiots would hoot and holler and declare this proof of the ridiculous lyrics of country music.

Sometimes he told them.  Other times he didn't.

So, not only do I love the soliloquy for what it means, but also for what it proves.

Breaking News

Woodpile Report is closing up shop:
Hello. I'm stepping out from behind my Remus persona to tell you something directly. Woodpile Report will come to an end soon, a month say, maybe sooner. Yep, ies like that. Gone. Why? Well, it's been fun. I've enjoyed doing it. I'll miss it. But I won't miss it enough to keep doing it for ten more years. And I've put off other things long enough. So it's time for ol' Remus to tap the dottle from his pipe, get his coat 'n hat and go back to where he came from. I now return you to your regularly scheduled Woodpile Report. Remus, take it away. 

If you've made it this far, allow me to present the "welcome" page of Robert Gore from the blog Straight Line Logic:
Whose interests are served by the nonstop media (old and new) barrage of news that isn’t news, fatuous analysis and inane commentary? How do you deal with it? Do you ever wish you could stop the world, not to get off, but to give yourself time to make sense of what’s going on? The good news is that you can, by asking the right questions and standing conventional wisdom on its head, see the forest for the trees. The bad news is that you probably won’t like the view.

How do you see the forest for the trees? The first step is to quit walking through the forest. You can spend twenty-four hours a day reading periodicals and scanning the internet. You would know the latest of everything and you might begin to discern the stories behind the stories. However, you’d be wasting your most important and limited possession–your time–and reinventing the wheel. It makes a lot more sense to get in an airplane with competent pilots and instead fly over the forest.

Realize that most of what’s out there is a waste of time—your time. It doesn’t serve your interest to try to keep up with it, but it does serve the interests of those who want to keep you and every other potential Diogenes otherwise occupied. The truth always threatens those whose power and wealth rests on lies. Through history that has meant governments and those who align their fates with governments. The day one says: “I’m tired of being lied to,” is the day one challenges the existing order. Distractions–bread, circuses, welfare, football, whatever–have always been useful for those who don’t want anyone looking too closely at how they do things.

Good advice...

I have mostly, but not completely, cleaned up my tabs.  I have more to say, but I'm not going to say it - lucky you! 

See you tomorrow...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day

To the last syllable of recorded time,

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing. Macbeth 5th scene of Act 5


Friday, October 24, 2014

Bill Whittle: Your Second Amendment...

stand up for it!
Tired of listening to Progressives tell you that the Second Amendment only allows people in militias to keep and bear arms? Or that the Founders would have never intended the Second Amendment to apply to modern weapons? In his latest FIREWALL Bill recounts a remarkable conversation about the precise wording of the Second Amendment, and sums up why the document says what it means and means what it says.


College campuses a breeding ground for anti-Semitic/anti-Israel violence?...

who's behind it all?

Always ask:  cui bono.

More:

WND:  Jews under siege in Jerusalem amid Obama promise

Canada Free Press:   It’s time to beat the Jew haters

They have bowling alleys in Manhattan?...

seriously? 

Oh wait:
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.

Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Dr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.

Whew!  I was concerned there for a moment.

Now before you bowling nuts rain down a two minute hate on me, let it be known that I have bowled - at least twice.



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Is being prepared the same as "prepping"?...

because most people think "preppers" are crazy.

and...

How far are you willing to go to be prepared for an emergency, be it weather, social unrest, or enemy attack?

Since I don't blog anonymously and can be quite easily found, I tend to self-monitor things I say here.

I don't generally advertise anything that I don't think the general public needs to know.  It's sort of like when people on Facebook announce to the world when they're going on vacation, how long they'll be gone, and practically give directions to their homes.  That always strikes me as just plain dumb.

While I realize even anonymous bloggers can be found, people who have ill intent are more likely to go after the low-hanging fruit.  My fruit is hanging so low it's hitting the ground, so I keep most things private.

What got me thinking about this is an article I just read over at SHTF blog by a guest blogger:

“I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t 
Dear Friend:
I love my friends, but I will shoot you if I have to.  I’m serious.  Here’s why.
I tried to persuade you to prepare for what’s coming and, in the process, revealed that to you that I’m preparing.  You realized that I have food, guns, etc., and ended up saying, half kidding but half serious, “I’ll come to your place when SHTF.”

No you won’t.  I will shoot you.  If you threaten me and my family, I will use force to defend against any threat.  And showing up at my place hungry and unprepared is a threat to me.  You will eat my food and use up my medical supplies, generator, firewood, etc.  That’s less of these life-saving things for me and my family.  That’s a threat.

Is this greed on my part?  No.  I will take care of the truly needy – those who cannot take care of themselves.  But you are different.  Very different.  You had plenty of chances to prepare for yourself.
But what did you do?  You spent the weekends watching football, went on expensive vacations, and never made your spouse mad at you with your “crazy” ideas that something bad was happening.  You didn’t do shit because… you would just come to my place.  Problem solved, right?  You didn’t need to spend time, money, and create domestic strife because I did that all for you.

Not.  Why should I spend my time, money, and stress just so you can waltz into my place and live happily ever after?  I’m a nice guy, but – really? – I’m going to spend my (very limited) free time, disposable income, and domestic tranquility just so you can have a leisurely life and more material comforts pre-Collapse while I don’t?
Read the rest HERE and then come back and comment.  I'll wait right here.


We don't consider ourselves "preppers" in the sense the MSM would like you to think preppers are like.  You know the meme of crazy people building bunkers out in the piney woods, stockpiling 10 years worth of food, and having enough ammunition to start WWIII.   We sort of believe that if things get that bad, all that sort of prepping will not do you much good anyway.

We do, however, have some water put away, a nice pantry, a bit of freeze dried food, a wood stove for heat and cooking, and an adequate supply of defensive measures.  Blizzard coming?  Not a problem.  Electricity off?  Not a problem - at least for a few months.  After that?  Not good.

But, we also have great faith that some of the people of this country will reorganize quite quickly.  The rest will perish.  If you doubt this, harken back to Katrina and the vision of people who were crammed into a stadium defecating any and everywhere with not one person stepping up to help maintain any semblance of order.  

We're doing the things our parents did as a matter of routine.  Having a pantry and extra batteries, a hand crank radio, and some water is not extreme.  Could you survive for a year if a medical emergency hit your family?  My dad had a very serious neck surgery when I was just a baby, and was out of commission for a year.  I heard my mom often say that if it wasn't for her pantry they would have been in a world of hurt.

 We also have some neighbors who are prepared, which is a good thing.  Other neighbors are not at all prepared and not to be trusted in the event of an emergency, which is a bad thing. Would I do as the writer of the above article I linked?  I don't know.  Check back after a scary event and I'll let you know.

I started out with two questions, both of which I'm interested in hearing the answers to:
  1. Is being prepared the same as prepping?
  2. How far are you willing to go to be prepared for an emergency?

More:

Frank and Fern:  Wakey! Wakey! The Wolf Is At The Door

The Organic Prepper (Daisy Luther):  Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

The Sleuth Journal (Daisy Luther):  How To Be A Prepper…But Not One Of Those Crazy Ones  (a must read!) 





Trifecta: The next election is not the most important one...

the last one was.
  
Voter Suppression via Obama: Democrats Flee Former Political Prodigy 





Monday, October 20, 2014

Good work City of Coeur d'Alene for making us the center of attention...

and it's not the good kind of attention.

The one exception is that now everyone knows how to spell Coeur d'Alene - which isn't easy.  Even after 27 years I still have to slow down and mentally say, "C, o, e, u, r, space, little d, no space, big A, lene.  The "lene" part is easy. 

In June of last year, the Coeur d'Alene city council passed an anti-discrimination bill making homosexuals a protected class against the will of the majority of the citizens.

They worried about homosexuals being denied access to restaurants or housing.  Really?  When the hell have they ever been denied a meal or an apartment?  I've lived here for 27 years and if that has happened, I sure never heard about it.

I'm well acquainted with the "boy's club" in this area,
 and they have never been subjected to discrimination.  Most own homes, have good jobs, or run their own successful businesses.   They have their own "gay" clubs and hangouts, including the elegant Clark House in Hayden, Idaho.  Try going there when they congregate and see who's really being discriminated against.

Visit any of them on Facebook and they are continually whining about their "rights" and people picking on them.  Seriously?  Not happening.  We've patronized their businesses for years, full well knowing that they were homosexuals, making many of them quite well off. 

The council poo-pooed the people who said it would be unfair to people who held religious beliefs which didn't include same-sex "marriage."

Fast track now and we see that very thing happening with The Hitching Post saga. 

This has gone so viral that it's managed to knock Ebola out of first place.

Allow me to say it again:

Good work, Coeur d'Alene... 

Now repeal that stupid ordinance!

More:

Eugene Volokh:  Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings?

Truth Revolt:   Ministers Risk Arrest for Refusing to Perform Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

Daily Caller:   Idaho City To Christian Pastors: Perform Same-Sex Weddings Or Face Jail

Alliance Defending Freedom: Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines

Cd'A Press:   Hitch in their beliefs

Self Evident Truths:   Why Same Sex Marriage Is Wrong - Part 3


and

A must read:

From Wintery Knight:
 
Coeur d’Alene city officials to pastors: perform gay marriages or face jail, fines.
First off, I credit Bible-centric pastors for failing to explain the issues of homosexuality and gay marriage in a way that their parishioners could make sense of it logically and evidentially. We never did that, so that’s why Christians had nothing to say to non-Christians when the issue came up OUTSIDE the church. We never learned from church leaders or our parents how to explain the problems with gay rights (Grindr app promiscuity, domestic violence, relationship instability, HIV spread, loss of free speech, loss of religious liberty, harm to children who are separated from their biological parents, etc.). All we learned to say at home and at church was “the Bible says”. That’s what 20 years of church prepares you to do. That’s what being raised in a Christian home prepares you to do.
“The Bible says” works great when you are a child in the Christian subculture, then you hit the university and it just dies. And pastors and parents know this, they just don’t care, because Christianity was like Santa Claus to them – it was about getting you to behave nicely as a child. It was never to make you kick ass like a William Lane Craig. It was never to make you into Stephen C. Meyer or an ADF attorney. It was just to make your parents’ life easier, as much as they try to cover it up with pious talk excusing them from their failed parenting effort.  read the rest







Good foggy Monday morning...

to all.

I love fog in the morning.  We don't get nearly enough (IMO.)  The whole world disappears around you.  Lovely!


Photo bombed by a neighbor's car.  We're on a private road so the chances of that happening at 7am are not real high and I'm too lazy and hungry to retake the pic.   Sigh


Ladder and clippers left in picture on purpose,  I'm in the throes of hacking, clipping, cutting, and sawing just about everything.  Keeping it real...
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Whoa! According to Reuters people walked out of a rally today while Odumbo was speaking...

in Maryland, no less.
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
[...]"You've got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.

Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

"There are no excuses. The future is up to us," Obama said.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks. source
No more "magical negro." 

He's still pedaling "hope" and urged the crowd not to be cynical.
“Hope is a better choice and we’re selling hope.”
Well, we're not buying.

Bleh...


Using left-over salad for a special breakfast...

it's easy and fast.

An Idaho version of Frisée Salad

I never dress my salads before serving.  Left-over salad with dressing becomes a gooey mess by the next day.

I make up one salad and everyone (in our case that's hubby and me) can serve themselves and add dressing.

I make a fairly large salad because I plan on having salad left-over for either the next day's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Yesterday's salad was green leaf lettuce, onions, green pepper, fresh orange chunks, green peas, and cauliflower.  The dressing was a combo Italian and Asian type - olive oil, a bit of sesame oil, a smattering of sugar,  red wine and Balsamic vinegar, Italian herbs, toasted sesame seeds, and a wee dollop of soy sauce.  Sounds horrible, but it turned out great. 

You can't find a better cruet to use for dressings than the Good Season's cruet sold in most grocery stores for under three dollars.  They have nice little markings for vinegar, and oil which keep you somewhat on track with amounts and they're not too big. 

How last nights salad became this morning's breakfast
  • When you get up in the morning take the salad out of the fridge so it can warm up a bit.
  • Put it in two salad bowls
  • Pour on some salad dressing
  • Poach four eggs (see below for directions)
  • Put eggs on top of salad
  • Sprinkle with cheese of choice (I used Asiago this morning)
Breakfast is served

It just doesn't get much better than this... 



Poaching Eggs 

Many people get all angst ridden over poaching eggs.  Don't.  It's really simple if you don't over-think the process.

Heat up some water to boiling.  Take the pot off the heat.  Crack your egg into a little dish.  Pour it carefully into the water.  Keep the water at a slow simmer and take your eggs out with a slotted spoon when they are done to your liking.  Mine usually take about 4 minutes.

I learned how easy it was when I worked in a very high-end hotel where they would serve hundreds of eggs Benedict for conventions.  They would make the eggs the day before in HUGE pans and when they were just shy of being completely cooked, they would scoop them out and put them into a container of cold water to keep overnight in the walk-in fridge.  Right before serving, they were re-heated in warm water and slapped on muffins.  They didn't have time for all this fancy "water swirling" and other nonsensical time wasters.
Jamie Oliver will show you in the first two minutes of this video how to poach eggs.  Please note that he cracks the egg on the counter top and not the edge of the dish.  Using the edge of a dish is a great way to get egg shells in your eggs or break the yoke.


Spoiled slobby ignorant college kids go wild at Keene State College in New Hampshire...

and are actually defended by commenters at Boston.com.

No, really!

How far we've fallen.

This is what is considered "fun" by college "kids", while many of the commenters said the police "overreacted."

This is at a school that cost 22K per year (in-state) and over 30K for out-of-state tuition.

More pictures and video at Boston.com - if you can stand to see them.






Let's check out some college kids getting wild and crazy in the 1950's

Notice the boys look like men and the girls look like women, unlike today when college freshmen look like 12 year olds, and are being overwhelmed with their remedial math classes. 

Oooooh - no shoes


Pretty girls and guys


Coats and ties and they're not throwing crap at people.  What's up with that?


Cramming into a car instead of over turning a car?  Hmmmmmmmmm


No car to cram?  No problem.


Now this is outrageous!  Sorority girls in the mud. 


Is this some sort of strange sex party?  Lucky guy...


More car cramming.




Government going after ministers in my home town of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho who refused to "marry" homosexuals...

and it's making national news.

Donald and Evelyn Knapp, both ordained ministers and owners of The Hitching Post, have been told by the city of Coeur d' Alene that they will have to preside over same sex marriages. The Hitching Post has been there for almost as long as we've lived here, which is 27 years.


COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.   read the rest
Many of us knew it wouldn't take long for Cd'A's non-discrimination ordinance to cause problems. 

I live in Post Falls, but Cd'A, Post Falls, and Hayden, Idaho have pretty much become one contiguous  area so I consider them all as sort of my hometown.

Here's my thoughts on this development:
  • I believe a business should have the right to refuse service to anyone they want.  Period.  No exceptions.  Want to hang a sign that says "No Blacks Allowed" or "No White's Allowed?"  Go for it.  How about people covered in disgusting tattoos and piercings all over their faces?  Same answer.  Because the market will quickly sort the whole thing out and they will, no doubt, be out of business post- haste.  
  • Don't want to make wedding cakes for homosexual "weddings" or photograph their ceremony?  To quote Nancy Reagan, "Just say no." 
And here's the conclusions I've reached about the homosexual fascists who are driving this:

 I believe that most homosexuals could give a rip about any of this.  So, exactly why are we allowing a small minority, of an already small minority, of people to clog up the courts and rain down untold misery on decent people?

The homosexuals who are behind these lawsuits are bitter, hateful, vindictive, and vicious, and should be called out by every homosexual who doesn't approve. 

I'm tired of listening to them whine about their "rights."  What about ours?

More:  

Spokesman Review:  Hitching Post sues Coeur d’Alene after declining to marry gay couple 

Todd Starnes:   City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings









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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ten Buck Friday: Week 7...

let's help out Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner.

Real Clear Politics has Gardner up 3.0 and rates the race as a toss up.

Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Cory Gardner?  I know that I can blow twice that amount with one trip to the Dollar Store.  Skip one shopping trip and help get rid of Dingy Harry.  Please...

You can contribute to Cory Gardner here.


Only 18 days until election day. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fast tracking immigration visas from Ebola hell holes...

I don't believe I'm reading this.  

From Doug Ross:

VIRAL SUICIDE: Obama DHS Now EXPEDITING Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries
Wondering how Thomas Eric Duncan was able to enter the U.S. while suffering from Ebola? He asked for a visa and received one in August.

In fact, the Department of Homeland Security is proudly advertising its "Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States."

You read that right. Not only are the Obama Democrats leaving our doors wide open to those seeking entry from Ebola-infected countries, they're actually expediting visa requestsread the rest



Andew Klavan and Bill Whittle: Is Christianity the Unique Essential Basis for Freedom and Prosperity?...

is a post-Christian world a post-free world?