Sunday, September 14, 2014

The real KaBoom...

is not just that the Obama's "celebrated" 9/11 by showing up for a photo-op at the charity named KaBoom (btw - where were the first daughters?), or tweeted that they were joining "millions of others" in a day of service (which is a load of cr*p.)

Here's the real KaBoom:


I'll leave the captioning of the back view to y'all.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Adventures in canning: Orange Marmalade...

a challenge.

I've discovered that like with beets, the world is evenly divided into those who love orange marmalade or those who cringe at the thought of eating it.

I happen to love it and in a moment of insanity decided, "Hey, how about making your own?"

Well, okay then.

Out came my trusty canning books and then a trip to the internet to compare methods.  I think there as many ways to make orange marmalade as there are oranges in the world.

I, however, being a purist, decided it had to be real marmalade concocted without added pectin (which according to marmalade snobs is not marmalade, but orange jam.)

I finally settled on my own method after consulting Alton Brown, Ina Garten, and sundry other resources. 

Some methods just slice the oranges leaving all the pith.  This could make the marmalade unnecessarily bitter.  Instead, last night I peeled the oranges with a vegetable peeler,  cut the remaining pith off  and held it in reserve (along with the seeds), and sliced the peel into little sticks.  I chopped up the orange innards, added the little peel sticks, two sliced lemons, and a quart and a half of water in a big stainless steel pot.  I simmered this for about 10 minutes, put a cover on it, and stuck it out on the deck to chill out over night.

This morning I tied the pith and seeds up in muslin and threw it in the pot.  The pith and seeds provide the needed natural pectin.  I simmered this for about 45 minutes and removed the muslin bag.

After adding the correct amount of sugar (translation: a ton of sugar) I brought it to a boil.  I boiled, and boiled, and boiled for about a week - okay, maybe it was only about an hour or so.  It seemed like a week.   After reaching 220 degrees on a thermometer, I did the freezer plate test method and ascertained it had sufficiently jelled to can.

I put it in 1/2 pint jars and water bath
 processed for 10 minutes.

I now have 7 jars of luscious orange marmalade.

Was it worth the work?

After tasting it, all I can say is, "Eat your heart out Smuckers!!!"

Later today I'll take delivery of 24 pounds of peaches and 28 pounds of pears to can. 

Just enough extra for breakfast tomorrow.

Bill Whittle: Tie-Dyed Tyranny and Pocket Gophers...

why pocket gophers?

This is the first I've heard of protecting the pocket gopher - the most virulent, ugly, destructive little rodent ever to inhabit the earth.  The complete eradication of this pest would be a blessing to the earth.

But not in my neighboring Washington State:
The species is currently listed as threatened by the state of Washington. In December 2012, a proposal was made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the gopher as threatened. It would apply to the four local subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher and their prairie habitat. Their prairie habitat in which the gophers live has been reduced by 90-95% in the last 150 years.  A translocation project has been undertaken, but a mortality of 90% has been reported.
[...]The gopher is also listed as a pest in the state of Washington because it is known to cause damage to infrastructure. The gophers can destroy waterlines, endanger livestock, destroy crops and weaken levees and dams  source
Got that?  It's listed as a pest, but it's being protected?  Where I come from they call that insanity.

Until this video, I had no idea that Washington was now protecting this horrible little creature. 

I am here to tell you that pocket gophers are indeed a pest. We were overrun with them a few years ago.  Through a carefully administered poison control program, instituted by yours truly, we were able to keep the population somewhat under control.

This is how we deal with pocket gophers in Idaho

Meet the Rodinator, invented by Ed Meyer.

The Rodenator injects a calibrated mixture of propane and oxygen into the ground and ignites the mixture to create a concussive force that collapses the rodent tunnels and gets rid of the animals within.

The production facility is located in the small town of Emmett, Idaho. This rural community, just outside the capital Boise, is rich in history and represents a small “western town” in the Payette River region of Southwestern Idaho.

I wish I had a Rodenator!


House passes bill to limit EPA overreach on ditch water

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sock Puppets for War...

H/T to ZipADee  who said in the comments:
The way you presented your thoughts in this posting motivated, and helped, bring it about. I'd heard of a.k.a. obama as a 'Sock Puppet' before, but the idea for this show came from your posting: let's go with that! The 'lunacy' of it all is better seen when we take off the 'OZ glasses!' Thanks!
We need to quit focusing on Obama.  He's a sock puppet.  His handlers purposely keep your focus on him (can you say golf, vacations, tan suits, bad "optics") so they may maneuver behind the scenes unimpeded.

And if anyone thinks that the "been around forever" Republicans are any different, they need to increase their meds.

Francis Porretto has some thoughts about this.

In the meantime, I'll help the cause by donating through Ten Buck Friday. Because I believe in Hope.  Not Obama's phoney hope, but the Theological Virtue of Hope.
Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." "The Holy Spirit . . . he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life."

The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man; it takes up the hopes that inspire men's activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven; it keeps man from discouragement; it sustains him during times of abandonment; it opens up his heart in expectation of eternal beatitude. Buoyed up by hope, he is preserved from selfishness and led to the happiness that flows from charity.
Despair is a sin against the Virtue of Hope.  I have more than enough sins without adding despair.

You didn't really expect to escape without a kitteh picture, did you?

NB: Any mistakes in this post are completely attributable to me.  My editor has a cold and is taking a nap. 

Ten Buck Friday - Week Two...

where we can sacrifice a couple of lattes in the interest of taking back our country.

A group of us bloggers have gotten together to revive Ten Buck Friday which was first instituted in 2010.

Looking at the political candidates who may make a difference and the ones who need help is our goal.

If enough of us send a $10.00 donation to one of these candidates, it could make all the difference they may need to win.

I think ten bucks is pretty cheap to get rid of Dingy Harry!

This week we're focusing on these candidates for the Senate:

Contribute to Dan Sullivan  Here
Contribute to Thom Tillis Here
Contribute to Tom Cotton Here
Contribute to Joni Ernst Here
Contribute to Bill Cassidy Here

Feel free to donate more than $10.00 if you wish


mark your donation "Ten Buck Friday."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Obama: Little man sock puppet president ribbon cutter doing the bidding of his masters...

wondering when his next tee time is.
"We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are," Obama declared in a prime-time address to the nation from the White House. "This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven."

No you won't, you SCoaMF.

They're walking across our Southern borders unimpeded because of your orders.

Obama is giving a speech tonight...

allow me to summarize in advance.

My fellow Americans, um, uh, you know, ah, ah, ah

Islam is the religion of peace uh, uh, um...


I'm really upset about ISIL or ISIS or EYE SORE, uh, ah, ah, whatever is...

which has nothing, ya know, to do with Islam

which has helped build our wonderful country...

and, ya know

I'm speaking, ah, ah, in all truth tonight

if, uh , um, the Republicans would quit saying we maybe, um, er, ya know, left Iraq too soon...

and, ya know, um, er, no boots on the ground...

ISIL is not a threat, um, ah, ah, ah, ya know

because, um, ah, ah, it's all Bush's fault...

and, um

I'm really, really angry

also, ah, ah...

really sad about those heads that were, um, um, liberated from their bodies

ya know...

we'll be sending, ah, ah, ah a strongly worded letter

to whoever these foul, um, and nasty, ah, ah, people are...

and, allow me to say, um, ya know

I do have a strategy...

but, ah, ah...

it's a secret.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hey White People! A message from the kids of Ferguson, MO. If there's anything I can't stand it's mouthy, snotty, sarcastic, in your face, precocious little kids...

and I don't care what the heck color they are.

What were the makers of this video hoping to accomplish by taping a bunch of little black kids from Ferguson insulting whitey by insisting we're all a bunch of Neanderthals for thinking there's no more racism?  A radical far left group called FCKH8 just released this video hoping to sell T-shirts.

It was so annoying, I couldn't even watch the whole thing.

What a cruel thing to do to these kids who were apparently scooped up off the streets of Ferguson to fling insults at adults.
Video producer Marcus Kon comments, “We wanted to give a voice to kids from Ferguson who have to grow up facing racism that most white people do not want to acknowledge still exists. It’s a wake up call for America from racism’s new ground zero.” He added, “All of the children featured in the video were auditioned and cast right there on the sidewalk next to where Mike Brown was gunned down. This could have been any one of them. Working with the kids and their parents, some of whom saw the shooting with their own eyes, was emotional and powerful and it all comes across in the video.”
Oh you gave them a voice, all right.  It's just the wrong one.  You're teaching them that it's perfectly okay to be snotty and nasty to adults as long as they're white.  Wow.  That's going to help them along in life.  And, yes - if they were robbing stores they well could have been Mike Brown.
Video director Luke Montgomery offered, “Some white people may be uncomfortable with the blunt tone of how these articulate and adorable Ferguson kids point out the racism they still face at the hands of white people. As a white guy myself, I’m OK with that.” He added, “If they think hearing about racism is difficult, they should try being black and living in America. Us white people need to erase it, and the first step is to own up and face it.”
No, Mr. Montgomery, these kids are most assuredly not articulate and adorable.  They're annoyingly unintelligible, and send the smack-o-meter into the red zone for most rational people.  You're also setting them up for failure by allowing them to think that it's the fault of someone else if they don't get ahead in life.

How about instead of "us white people" owning up and facing whatever his stupid message is, the black people do a bit of owning up of their own.  

And listen to what Michelle Obama had to say to the kids at an all black school in Atlanta, GA on Monday, while wearing a vintage kitchen tablecloth:
“Do you hear what I’m telling you?” she asked the students. “Because I’m giving you some insights that a lot of rich kids all over the country — they know this stuff, and I want you to know it, too. Because you have got to go and get your education. You’ve got to.”
Perfect.  Spoken like a true racist.  Did she just assume that these kids were poor because they're black?  Or that none of them aspired to college or trade school until she mentioned it? Or was she too busy trying to pit rich against poor - whatever the heck is considered "poor" now-a-days.

Her real reason for being in Georgia was to fund raise for Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, but a quick stop at a school will mean she can stick we the taxpayers with the considerable travel bill. 

Wherein right-wing blogs become as disgustingly obnoxious as left-wing blogs...

knocking them off my reading list.

I rarely take the time to leave comments on a blog post with which I disagree.  I figure it's their blog and they are free to say anything they want.  If, after time, I disagree with them too often, I just quit going there.  Simple.

I also don't like to see blog administrators continually berate and belittle their commenters.  If the comment was so horrible (such as those left by my troll, hence the comment moderation), they should not be approved.

So when a blog administrator purposely allows a comment they disagree with, and then attacks the person leaving the comment by calling them names - some of which are pretty ugly, I head off and wonder what possessed a person who presents themselves as a conservative to act in such a way.

Could it be that they've found this to be an effective way to pump up their stat counter?  A pumped up stat counter is good for the ads they may be running.  I have ad block plus so I can't answer to the ad question.

Two such examples just happened this week.  No links on purpose.

The first example concerns an article with which I disagreed. I used to enjoy going to DC Clothesline.  This week they ran a really silly article entitled "Ten Reasons not to Shop at Costco."  Fine. They have a right to their opinion.  Thing is, at least 3 or 4 of their "reasons" were provably false assertions.  How much credence can we at that point give to the rest of the reasons?

I left a comment in defense of Costco and am happy to report that out of the other 86 comments, almost 100% were also in support of Costco.

Then this morning, the person who identifies as "Administrator" at "The Burning Platform" posted an article entitled "Never Shop at Home Depot Again" over a data breach problem that he claims was covered up.

I don't usually shop at Home Depot, but for totally different and private reasons.  I worked there for a staggeringly long 2 weeks.  Longest 2 years of my life.  Heh.  But, if I needed something and Home Depot was the only place to acquire the item, I would purchase it there. 

What really caught my eye was a comment left by someone calling himself "Nonanonymous."

Nonanonymous says:
AFAIC, it’s the banks and the corporations problem. It’s their fiat credit and their problem.
Boycotting HD would only hurt the people who work there. I really wonder about some of these blogosphere blowhards. Sheesh, it’s getting as bad as the MSM bimbos.
JQ, we know you’re a corporate retail analyst extraordinaire, but there’s more important things in life than retail and partying like a rock star at Wildwood Beach, err, make that retail.
We made it down to the other WB over Labor Day, and plan to go again at the end of this month. No DHS drones this time, just an Osprey on a routine training mission.
I also fondled little boys on the beach.
And here's what the poster at The Burning Platform wrote in response:

Administrator says:

Why don’t you provide a scripture passage for us all to ponder you fucking douchebag?

Your ignorance of economics is enough to fill the Grand Canyon and your contribution to TBP could fit on the head of a pin.

Fuck off you bible thumping asshole.

Wow!  Way to  Win Friends & Influence People,  Administrator.  Dale Carnegie would be impressed.

Can you imagine hearing something like that from Always On WatchFrancis PorrettoJim Hoft,  Blazing Cat FurMOTUS,  McNormanReaganite Republican,   Proof Positive, or Euripides

You can't, because it wouldn't happen.

We seem to have a new crop of really nasty "conservative" blogs who are using the same tactics to improve their hits as the libtards.  

I'm not telling you to not go to the above mentioned blogs.  I'll say it again:  It's their blog and they can say whatever they want (unless it devolves into unlawful slander), but I also have the choice to not read that trash.

I have more important things to do.  Don't you?

 Ten Buck Friday

 We've had some additions to the blogs participating in Ten Buck Friday  wherein a bunch of us bloggers donate $10.00 per week to help elect conservatives.  November will be here really soon.  Let's get this done!  Just let us know so we can add you to the blogroll. 

Adrienne's Corner

Left Coast Rebel

Mind Numbed Robot

Political Clown Parade

Proof Positive

Texas Conservative News

Theo Spark



We've added another blogger to the fold:  Fishersville Mike

Update II: We welcome Laughing Conservative to the cause!

Update III: Welcome Diogenes’ Middle Finger!

Won't you join us?

Monday, September 8, 2014

I don't "get" the stock market...

so that's why I don't invest in stocks.

At one time many years ago, I had a fairly hefty 401K.  When the stock market started to explode, I became very nervous and cashed it in.  It turned out to be a wise decision.  Ever since then, I've invested in durable and non-durable goods and a small amount of gold.

 However, I do know just enough to realize that when the stock market keeps going up and up, it's not necessarily a good thing, and will probably not end well.  And right now the market is acting crazy.

We have companies that don't make any money with stock worth billions.  How can that be?  Call me old fashioned, but many, many years ago, people bought stock in blue chip companies to hold over a lifetime.  Now, everyone is a day trader, or trying to make a killing on speculating on some debt-ridden company.

In my opinion, the stock market is rigged, and not in your favor.  You may as well buy lottery tickets. 

Which brings me to debt.  I know lots of people who think that debt is a good thing.  Sometimes, a short term loan to expand a company is necessary, with a plan to pay it back as quickly as possible being the goal.  Just as often, it's not necessary.

Consumer debt, which is most often used for non-durable goods is at an all-time high.  People are in debt up to their eyeballs.  The only debt you should have is your mortgage, and that should be a 15-year fixed rate loan; you should make extra payments on the principle and pay it off as quickly as possible.  My little measurement, rather than that of the banks, to figure what you can afford, will work well for you.
Your mortgage payment (PITI) should be no more than the amount of money either you, or a married couple both working a minimum wage job, can earn.  If for some reason, and it happens more often than you think, you lose your cushy job and have to work at McDonald's, you will at least be able to make your mortgage payment.
Check out this little factoid:
The longest-term new-car loans — 73 to 84 months — have jumped 25.1% in the past year and now make up 19.5% of total new-car lending, according to Experian Automotive. All other loan-length categories, in fact, have become less popular as buyers shift to longer terms to get lower payments.
The next-shorter category — 61 to 72 months, and considered a very long loan only a few years ago — now is 41.7% of new-car loans, Experian says. That's down 3.2% from a year ago, but it's still by far the biggest single loan-length category.  source
 Seven years to pay off a car?  How about buying a cheaper car and paying cash?  Yes - you can do it.

Our government is trying to tell us there's no inflation.  Of course, they don't consider pesky little things like food and energy when figuring the inflation index.  So next time you're in danger of starving to death and freezing cold, you can maybe burn the government's figures to keep warm and eat the ashes.

We are living in a bubble and it's going to come crashing down very soon. 

If you are carrying debt, do everything in your power to pay it off.  Concentrate on the must haves and not the must wants.

Ladies - you don't need another purse.  Shocking, I know (and trust me, I love purses.)

Two years ago, I needed something small because the lockers at work were so small.  I grabbed a little tiny  Longaberger tote I won at a home party and crammed my few essentials in it.  Two years hence and I'm still using it. I get more compliments on that silly little tote than any expensive handbag I ever owned.  Now, it's become a reverse snobbism thingy.  I may trade up to a plastic grocery bag from the Dollar Store. 

Gentleman, you don't need the newest electronic gadget, golf clubs, or whatever your little obsession is.  You probably don't need that boat or motorcycle, either.

Young people:  Finish high school. Learn a trade unless you plan on going into something like medicine, engineering, or law. Get married before having kids. Quit buying convenience food and learn how to cook.  Get rid of daycare costs and home school your kids.  Guys, take a sack lunch to work and help your wife with chores.

It's time to wake up, America.


Most People Don’t Believe It, But We Are Right On Schedule For The Next Financial Crash

National Preparedness Month: Planning Your Pantry


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prayers for Mandy Nagy...

From Legal Insurrection:
Our beloved Mandy Nagy, also known as Liberty Chick, had a stroke yesterday and brain surgery to relieve the pressure today.

I am in touch with Mandy’s mom, who approved me letting people know via Legal Insurrection. Before surgery, Mandy also was able to nod approval with a small smile, her mom tells me.
Mandy has been writing for Legal Insurrection since March 2013, and started the Morning Insurrection newsletter for us a little over a month ago.

Mandy, who always had several research projects running while also writing for Legal Insurrection, was to start full time at Legal Insurrection tomorrow, Monday, September 8, in charge of running the blog.

We’re praying for Mandy, and keeping her seat at Legal Insurrection warm awaiting her return, however long it takes.

We will update as more information is approved for release by the family.

Update 7:35 p.m. – Mandy’s mom tells me she is out of surgery, and the surgery went well. I can’t tell you how much I miss Mandy and can’t wait until she gets back. Mandy always was the voice of reason around here in an unreasonable world.
Mandy has so many great accomplishments to her credit, and we look forward to so many more.

Adventures in canning: Roasted tomatoes, plums, and more beef...

except I froze the roasted tomatoes.

I heard a rumor that the SCoaMF  went golfing yesterday.  Does he have no shame?  Silly question.  How does it feel America, for that sock puppet to rub your faces in his doo all the time?

My second youngest Italian prune plum tree is loaded with fruit.

Packed whole and raw with a bit of cinnamon stick and a few cloves in the jar.  Added extremely light simple syrup. Processed in water bath canner for 25 minutes. I have at least another 7 or 8 pints to do tomorrow.  These will be lovely on Greek yogurt for breakfast

Easy way to do tomatoes for the freezer.  I slice them and put them cut side down on rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  Roast at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes until the skins start to show color (or even burn a little.)  Let them cool for a few minutes and use your kitchen pincers to pull off the skins.  Most of the seeds will stay behind when you scoop it into a freezer container. 

Ready for freezer...

Three pints of beef pressure canned for the pantry.  Lesson learned?  If you're going to go to the trouble of monitoring a pressure canner for an hour and 15 minutes, make it worth your while.  I really should have bought two or even three rump roasts and processed 8 or 9 pints. 

It's Sunday and you know what that means...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bill Whittle: President Coward...

also known around here as "President Ribbon Cutter." 

People - he's nobody.  He's a vile little sock puppet sent out by his handlers to say or do whatever they want.
He delayed the mission to rescue James Foley and other ISIS hostages because he didn't want to be "Carterized." He sent the men in the rescue helicopters back to their bunks as he watched our people die in real time at Benghazi. And he delayed the Osama bin Laden raid for MONTHS out of fear of what a failed attempt would do to his re-election chances. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle shows how President Coward always puts his personal image ahead of the lives of American citizens.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Adventures in canning: Sweet cherry peppers and beef stew...

couldn't be easier.

The cherry peppers were my major goal when planting all the pepper plants.  All the other peppers were just companions for the cherry peppers.  Anyone who gardens knows that when ordering seeds a sort of insanity ensues wherein you order waaaaay more than you need.

I crammed in some banana peppers to fill up the spaces between the cherry peppers and added some onion. 

These will be delicious stuffed with feta cheese.

The store where I work had a good sale on boneless beef bottom round rump roasts.  This meat came from the Double R ranch.  It's perfect for beef stew.

From their website:
Double R Ranch is an exceptional quality premium beef brand from the heart of the Northwest. Located in the Okanagan region of Washington State, the “Double R Ranch” sits on 70,000 pristine acres and is recognized for its raising of high quality cattle, as well as for its commitment to animal well-being and environmental stewardship, the preservation of its picturesque land and native wildlife, and the recycling of resources to create a model of sustainable beef production.
Robert Rebholtz, Sr. had vision to produce the highest quality meat products in the Northwest. And the Double R Ranch is the “heart and soul” of this vision. Beginning as ranchers themselves, the Rebholtz family takes great pride in leading by example when raising the cattle that ultimately carry the Double R Ranch brand name. While the Double R Ranch itself cannot raise the numbers of cattle to support the beef brand alone, it is an integral part of a sustainable beef production model that supports numerous farmers and ranchers in the Northwest United States and Canada who share the same values and commitment to their livestock.
I might mention that Mr Rebholtz is everyone's image of a what a handsome rancher should look like.  But - more important than that - he didn't take offense when I referred to his steers as "cows."  Now that's a gentleman.

Here's the fixings:

I forgot to take a picture of the jars before processing, but they looked like this pic all nicely layered.  All the ingredients went in raw and I used beef broth with a splash of hearty red wine for the hot liquid.  Any thickeners will be added afterwards as they are discouraged before pressure canning.

Into the pressure canner for 90 minutes and viola... 

The finished product:

Seven quarts of beef stew.

Be sure and see my post on Ten Buck Friday

I'm off to work so I apologize in advance for making you wait for comments to be approved.

Ten Buck Friday...

is baaaack.

And we have Proof Positive to thank.  Thanks, Proof.

All my incumbents in Idaho are considered safe.  It is Idaho, after all. So, I'll be spreading my money around the country.

Please consider joining us in promoting Ten Buck Friday. 

From Wyblog:

Back in halcyon years of old (2010), some conservative bloggers put forth a plan where, a poll would be taken of conservative candidates around the country and the winner would be the recipient of a ten dollar contribution to their campaign from each of the participants. Forgive me for not taking a poll, but there are only nine Fridays between now and the midterm elections. Our country has not had a budget passed in the Senate since 2009, forcing a series of continuing resolutions which keep the nation at the brink of a shut down and masks the obscene amounts of money that the President and Congress want to spend. Hundreds of bills passed in the House are not even brought up for a vote in Harry Reid's Senate.

Focusing on the Senate races (Republicans need just six seats to oust the bottleneck, hyper partisan Harry Reid as majority leader), is it worth ten bucks a week (two lattes?) to eliminate Reid's control and give the Senate responsible leadership again?

With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in GA. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate David Perdue?

Real Clear Politics has Perdue up 3.8 points on the average, but rates the state as a toss up.

You can contribute to David Perdue here. Good luck and Godspeed, David!

(If you mark your contribution as "Ten Buck Friday", they'll see if the blogosphere can give them a little bump.)

Be sure to visit our fellow Ten Buck Friday bloggers:

Adrienne's Corner

Left Coast Rebel

Mind Numbed Robot

Political Clown Parade

Proof Positive

Texas Conservative News

Theo Spark 


From Political Clown Parade:

On Tuesday, I posted an article informing my readers that a cadre of conservative bloggers were banding together to relaunch a movement called “Ten Buck Friday”.  Four years ago that cadre was determined to help elect fiscal conservatives to Congress.  That was the year that Republicans handed The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer a “shellacking”.
Political strategists agree the House is solidly in GOP hands, and no one thinks the November midterm elections will change that.  House and gubernatorial contests pale in comparison to the question of who will control the Senate next January.  If Republicans win back the Senate, it could have a profound effect on the president’s final years in office and on the future of the Republican Party.
“Ten Buck Fridays” will concentrate on the Senate races of Republicans vying for seats to effectively put this Administration in an “oversight headlock” and rid the Senate of Harry Reid's obstructionist leadership..
Larry Sabato has already called the races in Alabama, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming as “safe” for Republicans.
This week I have chosen to highlight what strategists agree are the most vital seats to win:
A victory for Thom Tillis (R-NC) could determine whether the Senate remains in Democratic hands.  Iowa is supposed to be the Democrats’ firewall, but State Senator Joni Ernst has the enthusiasm of Republican circles.  Cory Gardner (R-CO) is running a highly competitive race and a GOP victory would make would make it much more likely that Republicans would win control of the Senate.  Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AK) are giving fits to Mary Landrieu and Mark Pryor.
Real Clear Politics shows Tillis up by 1, Ernst up by 0.2, Gardner down by 1, Cassidy up by 3 and Cotton up by 1.7 points in their most recent polling.
With all that said, what is “Ten Buck Friday?”  Each Friday between now and November 4th we are asking our readers to consider contributing $10 to the campaign of the candidate(s) we have highlighted that week.  Make sure to mark your contribution “Ten Buck Friday” so the candidate will know the blogosphere is with them in standing guard over liberty.
Contribute to Thom Tillis here.
Contribute to Joni Ernst here.
Contribute to Cory Gardner here.
Contribute to Bill Cassidy here.
Contribute to Tom Cotton here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers: Like her or not, you'll have to admit...

she raised one classy daughter.

Melissa Warburg Rosenberg, better known as Melissa Rivers, has conducted herself with grace and dignity in the face of what can only be described as a rather shocking occurrence.

Recognizing that Joan Rivers is a public figure, she has given continuous updates on her mother's condition, and has never failed to recognize with gratitude the public offers of prayers and condolences while ignoring the less than positive ones.

Good job, Joan.


You'll be missed.

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Goes Gay - Timothy Cardinal Dolan Cheers!...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Prosperity preacher Victoria Osteen, Catholics destroying churches for Muslim meditation, and gays at the St. Patrick's Day parade...

we're all in big trouble.

Victoria Osteen, wife and co-pastor at the mega-church that supports her and her husband, Joel, in palatial surroundings said:
"I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we're not doing it for God—I mean, that's one way to look at it—we're doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we're happy," she said in the 36-second clip posted on YouTube, with her husband smiling at her side in approval. "That's the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…"

"So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy," she continued. "When you come to church, when you worship Him, you're not doing it for God really. You're doing it for yourself, because that's what makes God happy. Amen?" 

Do you really need me to tell you why this is a load of crap?  I didn't think so.

Oh, those wild and crazy Jesuits
On August 27, the Manresa Gallery, the art gallery inside St. Ignatius Church, the church of the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco hosted Meditation Wednesday.  The gallery described the event:

“Come enjoy a moment of presence.
“The 30 minute sessions will recharge you and it is a great way to end a work day and prepare for the evening.
“Ali Naschke-Messing writes, ‘Meditation is simply a practice of presence; it hones our capacity to allow all things to be naturally as they are. This can occur in any moment, in any environment.’ She is excited to host opportunities for communal silence. There will be a little instruction, but mostly silence. No experience with meditation necessary, just an open mind. source

In order to form a pagan art gallery, they ripped out the confessionals in 2008.  In 2013 they ripped out a bunch of pews so people could have a place to socialize. 

What's ironic is The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which uses Catholic meditation, is being usurped by pagan meditation in a "Catholic" Church named after St. Ignatius. 

And people wonder why Catholics are leaving the Church in droves?  Wonder no more.

Gays to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York.  Will Timothy Cardinal Dolan  be the Grand Marshal?

Well, why the hell not?  He thinks failed gay football player Michael Sam's "coming out" was just dandy. 

Would someone explain to me why homosexuals identify themselves by the way they engage in sex?  Why don't we have the "missionary position contingent" or the "I love my goat group" marching with cute banners?

From Creative Minority Report:
If reports are to be believed, a compromise is in the works that will amount to nothing less than an endorsement of the gay identity in the 2015 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade.

The Irish Times reports that under pressure from NBC, not only will a group be allowed to march in the parade with a gay identity banner (something previously banned) but that none other than Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be Grand Marshal.  read the rest
Will New Yorkers care?

I doubt it.

These are people who elected a communist, Bill De Blasio (real name: Warren Wilhelm, Jr), who is married to an "ex" lesbian.  Wait, I thought once a homosexual, always a homosexual.

Here's Bill and his family doing their famous infamous "smack-down dance" at this years West Indian Day Parade on September 1st. 

 The West Indian Day Parade is to celebrate Caribbean "culture" with lots of simulated sex acts and fat girls dressed in feathers.