Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Smirking flappy hands Pelosi and Bobble Head Schumer...

perfect representatives for the party of commie/marxist/libtards.

Watching this travesty of a "debate" with Nancy Pelosi waving her hands about and actually making an opening statement referring to the meeting as "coming together to have a prayerful" debate should set your teeth on edge.

Pelosi makes it known that she would much rather have a "private" meeting and then maybe go out and spin some crap for the media.  No, Nancy.  Just, no!  Let the world see what a bunch of obstructionists you all are.  Everything, except that which concerns national security, should be broadcast.  No more backroom chit chatting.

Her concern is for the America people?  I don't think the ordinary dirt person ever enters what is left of any conscious thought she's possible of conjuring up from the depths of her addled brain.

Schumer weighs in by essentially calling the president of the United States a liar, and both he and Pelosi keep rattling on and on about not shutting down the government and how worried the average person is about such an outcome.

I have news for you two - the average person in the U.S. would just as soon the majority of the government was shut down permanently.  The feds meddling in education, environment, energy, and the numerous HUD programs should all be abolished.

Afterwards, Schumer and Pelosi spoke to the press with Pelosi saying she suggested that Trump pray over their proposals.  Really, Nancy? I suggest that the one who needs to pray is you.  An abortion supporting "Catholic" needs for her pastor to explain to her that because of her support for killing babies in utero she's on a fast track to hell, is not in good standing with the Church, and should never receive Holy Eucharist until she makes a good confession and publicly rescinds her support for abortion.



More:

Politico:   Pelosi privately disses Trump’s manhood after White House meeting (since this statement was made "privately" and it's coming from Politico, it may or may not be true.  You be the judge.)



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Monday, December 10, 2018

What you don't know can't hurt you?...

is ignorance really bliss?

For the past week having sketchy internet service has prompted me to discover a few things.

The first thing I discovered is when you know that your access may only last for five to fifteen minutes, you eliminate a gazillion sites you usually spend waste time perusing.
Take time to enjoy the beauty of the world

The second thing I discovered is that the surfing aimlessly around the interwebs is a really crappy way to spend your time.  You can lose most anything material in life - your home, your savings, even your car keys and they can be replaced.  But when you lose your time it's gone. Forever.

The third thing I learned is that when you first lose your "connection" to the big bad world, you become edgy and nervous.  After a day or so of that you mellow out a bit and realize that you have space to think. 

About this ignorance thingy:

One thing I thought about quite a bit is how much the world has changed and how much of history has been withheld or deliberately skewed to control the masses. 

We now live in a world where people, including the very young, are the most "connected" populace ever.  And yet they are the dumbest. 

What I find sad is that they don't even know how many of their freedoms have been stripped away by the elitists in their quest for power.  They not only don't know, they don't care.  Will they ever figure it out?  Highly doubtful.  You see, grade school and high school was just a grooming for the mind numbing anti-Christian propaganda they're fed in the universities.

They've become part of the mob.  You see mobs don't always have to be violently running about, like in France, torching cars, wrecking businesses, and causing general mayhem. Mobs can consist of a whole bunch of people who are intellectually (a word I use very loosely) shaped by the people they hang with.

Soon there will no one left to tell them the truth. 


More:

Kurt Schlichter:  Vive La French Revolution 2.0 – And Our Own! Kurt always delivers - and we thank him

Peace or Freedom:   The unending hypocrisy of the Left   Ragin' Dave at his best.

Bunkerville:  The Comey Fiasco  A supposition that makes you go, "Hmmm."

Don Surber:  Spare us the piety, Democrats  Yep - hit us up with some virtue signalling. Dopes!

Geller Report:   Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaims December 9 “CAIR-TEXAS, Houston Day”  This is no longer the place I used to live which was full of proud Texans.

Liberty's Torch:   An Antisocial Socialist And His Addiction  A lesson on language mangling.


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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Trump shows his true colors…


red, white, and blue.

Intermittent Internet Access:

While our intermittent internet access problem continues, I’m doing posts in Word, and when we are accorded a 5 minute window of access, perhaps I can copy and paste.  In the meantime, now our home phone (land line) is also screwed up.  At least when the internet sporadically comes on my emails are downloaded to my computer.
Tomorrow when I go to Costco I will peruse the laptops – something basic and not too expensive.  With a laptop I could at least access the internet at my favorite coffee shop.

Back to Trump

Trump is sending Air Force 1 to pick up George H. W. Bush and transport him to DC.  He didn’t have to do that.  He also didn’t have to make sure that George H.W. would not have to ride in the cargo section by having seats removed to accommodate the casket.

After the alleged slurs, reported by the fake media whores, by H.W and W., none of which we’re sure are true, Trump didn’t have to be quite so gracious. 

Do you think the evil commie/marxists/libtards are going to give him one little “Atta boy?”  Oh, Hell noes! He’s being soundly trashed and accused of trying to make H.W.’s funeral all about himself.

What causes people to be so hate filled and evil?

Causes of Liberalism

In 1886 a book by Don Felix Sarda y Salvany, a priest of Barcelona, Liberalism is a Sin, was first published in Spain. It was translated and published in English in 1899.  A liberal priest took umbrage and wrote his own book.  Both books were sent to the Vatican and the commie/marxist/libtard priest demanded the Vatican black list D. Sarda's book.  See there, poodles - even back then libtards were trying to shut up conservatives. 

Anyhoo, the Vatican white listed D. Sarda's book, but said the book by the libtard priest was a crock full of ad hominem crapola and should be tossed in the closest trash can. 

The first reason D. Sarda gives for the causes of liberalism is:

Corruption of Morals
The theater, literature, public and private morals are all saturated with obscenity and impurity.  The result is inevitable; a corrupt generation necessarily begets a revolutionary generation.  Liberalism is the program of naturalism. Free thought begets free morals, or immorality.  Restraint is thrown off and a free rein given to the passions.  Whoever thinks what he pleases will do what he pleases.  Liberalism in the intellectual order is license in the moral order.  Disorder in the intellect begets disorder in the heart, and vice-versa.  Thus does Liberalism propagate immorality, and immorality Liberalism?
Reason #2

Journalism
Incalculable is the influence exercised without ceasing by the numerous publications which Liberalism spreads broadcast.  In spite of themselves, by the ubiquity of the press, people are forced to live in a Liberal atmosphere. Commerce, the arts, literature, science, politics, domestic and foreign news, all reach us in some way through Liberal channels and come clothed in a Liberal dress.  Unless one is on his guard, he finds himself thinking, speaking and acting as a liberal. Such is the tainted character of the empoisoned air we breathe! Poor people, by very reason of their simple good faith, absorb more easily the poison than anyone else; they absorb it in prose, in verse, in pictures, in public, in private, in the city, in the country, everywhere.  Liberal doctrines ever pursue them and. Like leeches, fasten onto them, never to relax their hold.  Its work is rendered much more harmful by the particular condition of the disciple, as we shall see in the third count.
So our present condition and the commie/Marxist/libtard insanity didn’t just start.  I would have to say with some authority that it started when Eve convinced Adam, through the power of feminine wiles, that snacking on the forbidden fruit would make them as gods.

The communists know that to subvert the morals of entire nation was to render the populace easy pickings for their propaganda.  They also know, as I’ve come to understand, that if you’re surrounded by commie/Marxist/libtards, you will – in most cases, eventually become one.




Saturday, December 1, 2018

Intermittent Internet Connection...

proudly brought to us by Frontier.

So............posting and comment answering will also be intermittent.

But, not to worry.  A technician will be out to the house in no time at all on December 13th!

Yeah, you read the correctly.


Friday, November 30, 2018

Gonzaga University in Spokane says NO! to Ben Shapiro speaking...

the reason?
Gonzaga University’s vice president of student development, Judi Biggs Garbuio, denied the school’s College Republicans chapter’s request to bring Shapiro to campus, citing protests and safety issues, and arguing that such an event would go against Gonzaga’s mission statement. 
Mr. Shapiro’s appearances routinely draw protests that include extremely divisive and hateful speech and behavior, which is offensive to many people, regardless of their age, politics or beliefs,” Biggs Garbuio said in a response to the event request submitted by Gonzaga College Republicans President Olivia Johnston and obtained by Campus Reform. 
“Gonzaga University is committed to the human dignity of every individual,” the administrator continued. “This is the core of our mission based on the teachings of Christ Jesus, and the foundations of the Society of Jesus. We stand in solidarity with vulnerable members of our community who may be targeted for discrimination, ridicule, or harassment by others.” source
Just exactly who is Gonzaga expecting to protest?  Surely not the lily white "Catholic" students who populate their campus.  And what exactly has Ben Shapiro ever said to go against this mythical mission statement?

Just about everything Ben Shapiro stands for and promotes is what every real Catholic should be supporting and promoting.  Funny that it takes a Jew to be more Catholic than a Catholic university.

They might want to think about standing in solidarity with Jewish Ben Shapiro. What about his human dignity?

Their mission statement didn't stop them from hiring screaming commie harridan Melissa Click of Mizzou fame and renewing her contract for another year.

Back in 2011 I was already quite aware of Gonzaga being a hot bed of emerging marxist thought by it's happy clappy Jesuits.

Marxism and the Churches...

As I stated in that article:
Since most of my readers are not Catholic, I ask only that you consider this information in view of whatever church you do attend.  There has never been a doubt in my mind that certain areas of the Catholic Church, as well as most other mainstream churches, have been infiltrated with ideals espoused by Alynsky.  I would go so far as to call such trends outright Marxist.
Gonzaga is a private university and can ban whomever they want.  I get that.  But they shouldn't be hiding behind their "Christian mission" when they fail to teach the fundamentals of the Catholic faith.

I can guarantee by the time Gonzaga gets finished indoctrinating a bunch of ill-formed Catholic youth they will be card carrying marxists supporting every baby killing diversity driving democrat slug of a politician.

Go Zags!

Indeed!


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Michael Cohen: Yeah, I like lied before under oath, but now I'm like really, really, like telling the truth...

and you should believe me.

Mueller is so stupid that he doesn't even realize he just dumped all over his "star" witness.  If a man lies under oath once, he'll do it again.

The only people buying into this nonsense are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome™ and will believe anything that they think shows Trump in a bad light.
President Trump’s former attorney — Michael Cohen — has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress after he reportedly reached a plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller. 
Cohen made an unexpected appearance at a Manhattan courtroom early Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to lying under oath to Congress when he testified last year about Russian contacts he made while working on plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. 
Back in August, Cohen pleaded guilty to other federal charges involving his taxi businesses, bank fraud and work he did for the Trump campaign.  source
Cohen is a lawyer.  Explains much of what's going on.

Meantime, in the beautiful city of Rexburg, Idaho, we can see the difference between conservatives and commie/marxist/libtards.

The only thing these lovely young people (probably Mormon) get wrong is thinking you can actually have a conversation with a commie/marxist/libtard.  You can't.




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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hillary Clinton hacks and wheezes her way through her bash Trump road show...

a drugged up Bill trembles by her side.

The grifters-in-chief opened their "tour" in Canada to a mostly empty arena.  Really? Why Canada?  A very thin crowd of delusional Canadians showed up to rally behind two of the most prolific criminals to ever grace the political stage in the U.S.

The murdering duo, who are too stupid to control their surroundings, are seated in ugly square squashy chairs assuring Hillary will look even more gnome like with her shoulders hunched up to her ears and her tree stump legs dominating the view.

Never in the history of this country have past presidents, Odumbo included, acted in such a despicable low class manner.

When Benghazi Babe Hillary starts her uncontrollable coughing the interviewer, Frank McKenna, the Deputy Chair TD Bank Group and a big Clinton Foundation donor, drones on and on giving the demons time to exit Hillary's evil body.

At 20 seconds in Hillary, already coughing, shoots rapist Waco baby killer Bill some rather murderous looks. Bill jumps in to answer the next question and his trembling hands are on full display.

The evil lives large in these two...



More:

Frank Hawkins at American Thinker:  Bongino’s Spygate: Exposing the Obama/Clinton Deep State Criminality


Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker:   Eternal Darkness of the Leftist Mind

Political Clown Parade:   I Say Disinfomation, You Say Misinformation




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Monday, November 26, 2018

Matt Bevin, governor of Kentucky, gives outstanding response to woman playing "gotcha"...

you really should watch this - at least twice.

We can thank the media for a good part of the ills of this world.

There are bad people.  There always will be bad people.  There are good people, and always will be good people. The media is going to make damn sure you only hear from and about the bad people.

Governor Bevin is talking about our degraded culture, driven by the media in my opinion, to glorify all that is wrong with human nature.  Not only are they going to glorify the bad, but they're demanding that you go along with it or they will destroy you. 





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Friday, November 23, 2018

Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody...

if you're a fan of Freddie Mercury you will love the movie.

I saw the movie over a week ago and was faintly aware that it had received many bad reviews.  I enjoyed the movie immensely and was glad to see that they mainly got the history right.

When I returned home I decided to look up some reviews to see exactly what the movie reviewers (a bunch of useless eaters) found objectionable about the movie.

Well - why I should be surprised is a mystery.  Guess what most of them said and your first 10 guesses will be wrong?

Did they object to the acting?  Nope - it was stellar.  Direction?  Nada.  Sets or costumes?  No, again.

THEY OBJECTED TO THEM NOT SPENDING MORE TIME ON FREDDIE MERCURY'S HOMOSEXUALITY!!!

Sorry for shouting, but these punk-ass ignorant dull-witted vacuous imbecilic maroons thought the most important thing about Freddie Mercury was his "gayness." 

Dopes!

It was about the music. 

For Friday fun - I present to you Freddie Mouse, and I feel quite certain that Freddie Mercury would be the first to love his namesake.



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Black Friday: The hive-mind on full display...

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Once again we witness people camping out in front of evil corporations stores for days and then knocking each other down to grab a "discounted" TV, all in the name of saving a few bucks.  The very fact that they would do that tells me they shouldn't be spending the money at all.

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Woodsterman:  Black Friday Mood Enhancer  (hilarious!)

Bunkerville:  Kids spend less time outdoors than prisoners!

MOTUS: Flotus Black Friday (gorgeous)

Organic Prepper:  The Average American Family Spends an EXTRA $4721.50 Between October & December  (Holy carp!)



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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Welcome to the season of stress and anger...

no - not politics.  The "holidays."

Yesterday I hit our Costco at 10 minutes after opening and the parking lot was already jammed.  Living in a relatively small town vs a Los Angeles, Manhattan, or Houston, everyone was polite, chatty, and generally having an okay time of it.

We veterans of the store even managed to not smack the shoppers up side the head who were navigating the dairy and produce rooms in the wrong direction.

Travel

The MSM is already predicting higher than normal amounts of car traffic.  Anyone who boards a plane at this time of year, in particular with toddlers, needs to be slapped with a 5150 post haste.

Stress

Every year when I was doing hair I would have to listen to the complaints of women decrying that the Christmas cookie baking had yet to commence.  I stayed silent for years, until I finally started saying, "You know, you don't have to make cookies."

NO!
"Oh, but my family expects me to," sayeth the stressed out woman.

"Um - no they don't.  Most of them hate your crappy cookies slathered with red and green over-sugary icing and festooned with little shiny bits of hard glittering thingys, and couldn't care less if you didn't make them. Make some chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies and call it a day. Or (be still my beating heart) buy some cookies."

Harsh, but true.


Unreasonable Expectations




Starting with Thanksgiving many people have expectations of a Norman Rockwell family gathering.  And every year people discover anew that their family is as nuts as the most dysfunctional families who ever committed mass murder.

Face that fact early on and life will go much better for you.





Turkeys

The most over-rated bird to ever grace the dinner table.  There's a reason we smother the the thing in gravy.  And every year the Butterball hot line is swarmed with stressed people with questions about cooking their turkeys.

How to Cook a Turkey

Throw some butter on it, stick it in the oven and take it out when it's done.  Hopefully, that will be before 8 pm when everyone is drunk and filled with celery sticks, and chips and dips.

As for me, I'll be jamming a turkey breast in my Instant Pot and eating luscious moist turkey in 30 minutes.

Side Dishes

Dressing, potatoes (you may have sweet and regular), rolls, and one veggie.

Make them all the day before.

Simple.

And set your table the night before too.

Skip the Angst

This year vow to not set your expectations too high.  Keep entertaining simple. Remember your family is crazy.

I won't be around much for the next few days.  Tomorrow is history club and Thursday is a day of thanksgiving.










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Monday, November 19, 2018

Kirsten Powers: White women who support Trump are racist and people actually voted for Empty Cortex...

are you serious, Kirsten?

You statement is racist.  Did you ever stop to think about that? 

Of course not, you educated beyond your intelligence elitist snob.

In the previous post Victor Davis Hanson several times juxtaposed the words arrogant and ignorant as usually going hand in hand.  I've been saying that for years.  Kirsten is a perfect example.




And then we have hot shot wild-eyed demodummy major fry voice Empty Cortex who doesn't even know what the three branches of government are.
"If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — Uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House."
And people voted for her!

Let that sink in for a moment.




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Magical Monday: Spend it with Mark Levin and Victor Davis Hanson...

have you planned your week yet?

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

Sounds good, right? 

Except I think that's rather short notice to get your life in order.

How about this:

Monday is the first day of the rest of your week.

That's better - bigger than an acorn and smaller than a breadbox.  

My long time readers know that I'm a bit of a planning freak because if I didn't plan nothing of importance would ever get done.

You don't need to be all OCD to have some insight as to what you need to do this week.  A simple calendar or a to-do list on the back of an old envelope will do just fine until you get the habit, but you will find having a little bit more detailed tracking system will improve your life.
Don't be this kitteh

For instance, this week is Thanksgiving.  Ordinarily, when a trip to Costco was on my list Wednesday after history club would be my preferred time.  Wait - the day before Thanksgiving and Costco in the same sentence makes my blood freeze solid in my veins.  So this morning I will be at Costco when the doors open at 10 am.

After my planning session last night I now know exactly what has to be done all they way through Thursday.  And so I settled down to watch this most excellent interview with Victor Davis Hanson.

It is well worth your time to listen to a super smart guy chat with Mark Levin (who is also no slouch in the brain department.)  Maybe listen at lunch time? 



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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Trump interview with Chris Wallace...

no president in history has been lied about like Trump.

If he didn't tweet, we'd never hear anything but fake news.

Remember when Odumbo was asked tough questions like they throw at Trump? Yeah, I don't either.  Questions that, I might add, are always couched in negative insinuations toward Trump.

I also never recall any interviewer challenging the sitting president, interrupting, and being so rude. 



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Gospel for Today
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Matthew 13:31-35

He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened." Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables".

Thoughts on the Gospel

In a world characterized by political turmoil and filled with wandering teachers and magicians, Jesus' initial arrival as a politically inconspicuous servant had rendered his mission as opaque as his parables, except to people of faith. We Christians sound foolish to those outside Jesus' circle when we speak of a final judgment and living for a future kingdom; what does that have to do with the troubles of daily life in the present? But those who have pressed into Jesus' circle today, like those who did so two thousand years ago, know who Jesus really is. Despite the magnitude of the task before us, we dare not despise the "smallness" of our own works, for God's entire program long ago came hidden in a small package. source

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Should we be worried about the millennials?

I think so and so does Rush.

On November 14, Rush talked about an issue that I've thought about most my life.  As each generation grows older they bemoan the upcoming generation not having the same quality of education and values.  The answer has always been,  "Now, now - every generation complains about the upcoming generation and it's always been okay. So just calm down."

One thing I've always recognized since a very young age is that each generation is not as well educated as the succeeding generation.  I never thought my generation, growing up primarily in the 50's, was as great as my mother's generation. My mother was much better educated than I was even though we attended the same private schools.  The generation that followed me in the 60's and 70's - well, never mind.  I shouldn't have to explain that to you.

Now we're witnessing a generation coming up who have been so indoctrinated, propagandized, and ill taught that parents don't recognize their own offspring after a year or two of college. 

What else could possibly explain the fawning admiration for a Bernie Sanders or Empty Cortex?

On October 25th, one of the leading whistle blowers on the state of education, John Taylor Gatto, passed away.
John Taylor Gatto was an American author and school teacher who taught in the classroom for nearly 30 years. He devoted much of his energy to his teaching career, then, following his resignation, authored several books on modern education, criticizing its ideology, history, and consequences. He is best known for his books Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling,  Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, and The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, which is sometimes considered to be his magnum opus. Wiki
If you've never read any of his books I urge you to do so and rethink how you want your children educated.

And just his morning I read at NPR that Texas was changing it's textbooks to teach slavery played the central roll in the Civil War.  This is blatant rewriting of history.  Maybe for a class project the kids can all go tear down a Civil War statue.
Houston Democrat Lawrence Allen Jr., the board's only African-American member, helped write the new language. He believes it draws a straighter line between slavery and the Civil War than the previous standards did.  read it all
Without further ado, here is an excerpt of what Rush had to say about the upcoming generation: 
[...]But I have this creeping little gnawing fear that courses through the deep, dark crevices of my brain every day that the greatness of this country, that the sustainability of the greatness and uniqueness of this country that stems to our very founding is coasting. In other words, we have built up a reservoir generation after generation after generation of people who were aware of how America came to be and why and had great reverence for that and respect for it. 
They were educated to understand the uniqueness of America and how it came to be. The notion found throughout our founding documents that it is the citizens’ freedom that dominates the structure of the United States, not the government, not the people in the government.The founding documents of our country were written to limit what the government can do. Nowhere else at any time in human history short of Magna Carta had that ever happened. And everybody growing up, every generation from the founding ’til what? At what point in the 1900s was taught this? And they had a reverence for it and a respect for it. 
There have always been leftists, there have always been communists, there have always been socialists that don’t like the concept of human freedom. They want all power invested in government. They’ve always been there, but they have never been a dominant force. And they certainly never had a place in one of the two primary political parties in this country. They had their own party, the Communist Party USA or the Green Party or this or that party, and they were forever minority. 
But today, those people now have a home in the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party has been and is in the process of being taken over by people who do not respect and do not like and do not appreciate and have no interest in preserving America, as founded. We are surviving this onslaught, as I say, by virtue of decades and decades, generation after generation of accumulated — what would you call it, capital? We’re surviving, we’re coasting, we’re heading down the road here surviving based on years and years and years of devotion to the principles and traditions and institutions that founded this country. 
Now, my fear is we have reached a point where that has not been taught in two or three generations, maybe two, that instead it has been taught that America is not this special place. That, in fact, America is a problem, because America is the home of, say, anti-gay bigotry or anti-transgender this or of racism or of bigotry. That America is no longer the solution to the world’s problems. That America is not the moral force for leadership and decency, the beacon of freedom. 
That America is somehow this oppressive place which only grants its special freedoms to certain groups, white Christian men, while everybody else is subjugated and subordinated to the racism, sexism, bigotry of the white Christian males who end up forever running the country. And this is what young people have been taught intensely, propagandized intensely for how long? We don’t know. Would you peg it back to when? I was not taught this. 
The things I have just said to you that describe America as the problem in the world, I was never taught one word of that. I had to learn that people think that by listening to them. When I was in school, even my one semester in college, there was nobody teaching that America was the problem in the world that needed great reform, that America was inherently racist or sexist or any of that. 
So it’s relatively new. And my fear is that we have survived not because of an ongoing awareness and battle against this, but instead we are surviving based on all of the years of education and understanding, and at some point — we’re coasting now. We’re coasting. This is my point.  source if you wish to read the entire transcript

Bunnygate

Several weeks ago a black bunny chose us as his/her new forever home.  This is most definitely not a wild bunny.  Some loser of a human being released a domestic animal into the wild to fend for itself.

After a fruitless trip to Idaho Fish and Game yesterday to borrow a Have-a-Heart trap and returning empty handed due to a government bureauweenie who declared it "was their policy to not loan out traps for domestic animals."  Huh? The lady I spoke to on the phone was all for giving me the trap to save the life of this bunny, but little Miss "We Have Policies" was adamant that I not have the trap.

Tell me something, do idiots gravitate toward government jobs, or do they turn into idiots after holding a government job?

I called Kootenai County Animal Control, and the animal control lady was all about catching that bunny.  Let's face it - wrangling a cute little rabbit has got to be more fun than facing down a pissed off pit bull or a thousand pound moose gallivanting in a neighborhood. 

So today she and I will set about catching the aforementioned bunny and finding an appropriate home for him/her.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Keto/low carb friendly 90 second mug bread made easier...

because I'm all about easy.

While Florida attends night classes on how to count past ten, New York flounders about in a "historic" winter storm of a couple of inches of snow, and a commie/marxist/libtard judge says Jim Acosta has a "right" to be rude at the White house, lets talk about making mug bread. 

There are numerous recipes on the web for this quick and easy low carb friendly bread substitute.  After trying several different ones I settled on the one that was guaranteed to make the biggest mess and use the most number of little measuring spoons. 

As always, my first question concerning any task is, "There must be an easier way."

Here is the recipe I use:

7 1/2 tsp of almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp butter
1 egg

As you can see that uses three different teaspoons plus a half teaspoon and gets stuff all over the counter. 

I knew immediately the easier way was to pre-prep a bunch in little containers.  I researched Harbor Freight for those little screw together containers (a very good option), Amazon for little jars, and Michael's for bead containers. 

Not wanting to go to a slew of different places I decided on Michael's and stumbled on little bead containers that on eyeballing looked like the perfect size.  They were 2 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter.

When I started to fill the first one it became clear that it was going to be a very tight fit, but by pushing down the almond flour it turned out to be exactly the right size.  Wowzer!  No more measuring!  Just pack the little jars with almond flour, throw a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder on top, and done.

 I always say a quick, "Thank you, God" for these serendipitous little occurrences. I also always thank God when I get an instant smack up side the head when I've done something I shouldn't have.  Both are blessings.

I made up about 10 little jars in about 5 minutes which should be enough for at least two weeks or more since I don't make these every day.

Next I carefully eyeballed what one and half teaspoon blob of butter looked like.  The butter doesn't need to be exact.

To make I spray the mug with olive oil, then I put the blob of butter in the mug and melt it in the microwave, add the egg and whip it up, dump in the little jar of flour and baking powder, mix it up, and stick it in the microwave for 90 seconds. 

Done!

No hauling out a bunch of containers, no dirty measuring spoons, and no mess on the counter.

After the bread cools for a bit I slice it and toast it in my convection oven.

It can also be fried in a pan with butter or ghee.

Toasted, they're perfect for guacamole, nut butters, or dipping in your fried egg yolk.

I'm sure you can have fun adding herbs or a bit of grated cheese for a change of pace.  As Bob Ross would say, "It's your bread, you can do anything you want."



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Thursday, November 15, 2018

RIP Roy Clark: April 15, 1933 - November 15, 2018

one of the best.

He's with Glen Campbell in this clip who was also a super fine guitarist.




What is the definition of perfect pitch? Throwing a banjo into a dumpster and hitting an accordion.

I might also add that most (if not all) banjo players despise Dueling Banjos.



You'll be missed, Roy.




Trump announces support for the First Step Act which rolls back much of Clinton crime law...

and from the left?  Mostly crickets.

It has also forced those who have commented to say sort of nice things about Trump.  Fun to watch.

Press release from the White House HERE
Text of the bill HERE

I have no comment until I read the entire bill.



More:

Washington Post:  Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

At least 42 dead and over 200 missing in California fires...

and all the MSM can talk about is the "stars" who lost their homes, claiming Melania Trump wants someone fired, and Meghan Markles stockings?

Are you kidding me? 

No, really - is this some sort of bad joke? 

And that includes Fox, Yahoo, Daily Mail, CNN, NBC and all the rest of the low life POS who call themselves journalists.

I'm sorry Miley Cyrus lost her house, but I'm way more sorry for the people who lost their lives.  And Gerald Butler getting all emotional and showing pictures of his burned down mansion makes my gorge rise.  What the hell is wrong with them?

And people wonder why thinking people hate the press?