But first, a Legal Disclaimer from our legal advisors the Esteemed Law Firm of Dewy, Cheatum & Howe
Fair Warning Has Been Given- as to the Contents of Today’s Issue, so you Liberals & Obama Lovers QUITCHERBITCHIN!
I’m behind again after being sick 2 days last week and suffering a migraine most of Sunday. On top of all that the Bank of America Fraud Department greeted us Monday morning with the news we had taken a $1600 hit to our account. Seems as though something Molly might have done (she manages the household finances) allowed someone to make a huge unauthorized automatic payment for themselves. We still don’t have all the facts yet but should see the money back in our account in a day or so thankfully.
While is never good to have that kind of funds stolen from you the first and 15th of month are probably the worst possible times for that to happen so while I was already neck deep in alligators some one has thoughtfully just thrown a bucket of piranha in the pond too! So you’ll have to excuse me if I cut this short while I tend to getting everything straightened around and all the offended first of the month creditors the proof of theft from the Bank they are requiring to work with us.
Sigh! I can get ahead but I can never seem to stay ahead!
Today I had to run to Kroger – our local food store.
As I approached the entrance, I noticed a driver looking for a parking space.
I flagged the driver and pointed out a parking space in the handicap area.
The driver looked puzzled. ”I’m not handicapped” she said.
Well, was my face ever red. ”Oh, sorry about that, I saw your Obama sticker and just presumed…”
She gave me the finger and called me some nasty names.
Sheesh! Some people…
A couple weeks ago now there was a lot of fuss made about Facebook’s IPO, the amount of money it made, how fantastically wealthy it has made Zuccerberg etc. But exactly how much of this hype was by devoted Facebookers themselves?
A recent poll by First Media asked the following:
If Facebook began charging a monthly fee for their users, what is the most you would be willing to pay per month in order to continue using the site?
The responses I found quite interesting!
50% I am not a Facebook user
50% Zero (I would terminate my account)
0% $1 or less
0% $2 or less
0% $5 or less
0% $10 or less
0% $20 or less
0% I would pay more than $20 if I had to
You know it pains me to say it, (or it WILL after Molly sees this comment) but Impish just MIGHT be on to something there!
HOLY FECKING CRAP AM I PISSED! Who the hell set the controls on the ‘way back machine’ for the Viet Nam War Era? Haven’t those hippies with enough brain cells remain to remember the late 60’s learned this kind of behavior is wrong and will not be tolerated yet?
Anti-War Activist Refuses To Rent Apartment To Iraq-Afghanistan Vet
CBS Boston June 4, 2012 11:59 PM http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/report-mass-veteran-sues-anti-war-apartment-owner-alleges-discrimination/
BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has filed a civil rights lawsuit against an anti-war activist who declined to rent him an apartment.
Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, tried to rent a two-bedroom apartment in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester from 63-year-old Janice Roberts.
“I’ve been deployed so many times, I really haven’t had much of a home,” he told WBZ-TV.
Sgt. Joel Morgan
Morgan didn’t get the apartment.
According to the lawsuit, Roberts told Morgan his war service and her peace activism presented a “conflict of interest.”
“Because of what you told me about the Iraq war… we are very adamant about our beliefs… it’s just not comfortable for us… and I’m sure now that you know this, it would not be comfortable for you,” Roberts said in a voicemail to Morgan.
“I would suggest you do the right thing and look for a place less politically active or controversial.”
The divorced father has a young son and is training to be a Boston firefighter so he needs to live in town.
He was shocked and confused and that led him to sue.
“I’ve never been in that situation (being turned down for an apartment), so it was like, ‘I don’t understand what you mean, I just want to give you a check and rent an apartment,” Morgan told WBZ-TV.
“(It) just really, really disgusted me,” he said.
“It really freaked me out that ‘Is this what I’m going to be facing? Should I not let people know that I’m a combat vet?’”
WBZ was not able to reach Roberts for comment.
Military service members and veterans are part of a protected class in Massachusetts and, therefore, they cannot be discriminated against.
Morgan has since found another apartment to rent.
If any reader lives in Massachusetts and can obtain the address & phone number for Janice Roberts of Dorchester and sends it to me I will post it so that she can be dragged by the heels out of Liberal Lunacy Land kicking and screaming into the land of sanity and acceptable behavior.
This isn’t a “free speech” issue which is undoubtedly the typical liberal offal they will try to hide behind, this is a DISCRIMINATION issue, to say nothing of a disrespect issue and like a dog who does its business on your carpet she needs her face rubbed in what she did so she learns it is unacceptable THEN she needs to be severely beaten with a hard bound copy of the Real Estate rental laws for Massachusetts for making a Veteran ashamed of being a soldier.
Doug Larson: “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Instead we have veteran disrespecting Viet Nam Era throwback hippy wannabe liberal lemmings trying their hardest to make our Service Men & Woman ashamed of their patriotic sacrifices and doing their best to interfere with their attempts to get back to leading normal productive lives. I think I’ve got an old fishing pole around here that I can afford to let go of. Maybe we can store it reel lure and all in a certain Massachusetts liberal’s backside until she correctly figures out what is important in life and make a public apology to Veteran Sgt. Joel Morgan and his son.
The Middle Ages: Then vs. Now
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish & he will never starve.
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with free monthly minutes, food stamps, section 8 housing, a forty ounce malt liquor, a crack pipe and some Air Jordans and he will throw the fishing gear away & vote Democrat for a lifetime.
And probably try to discriminate against and disrespecting returning soldiers too, having avoided military service because it would have voided their free ride!
Senior Moments by Golf Brooks
[Thanks to Paul who is apparently an expert in these]
Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town —Top Ten
1) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.
2) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is
black. 12% of the population is black.
3) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
4) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
5) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American
6) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”
7) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
8) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
9) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
10) Only in Liberal Loony-tune Town could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.
The 122-foot long space shuttle replica, “Explorer,” is set to arrive in Clear Lake after an eight-day trip across the Gulf of Mexico aboard a barge from the Kennedy Space Center.
Houston, Home of the Johnson Space Center and Mission Control got screwed royally due to politics in the who gets a Shuttle lottery and was forced to choke down this mock up.
Houston Gets Lame Space Shuttle Replica Delivered In Lamest Way Possible
And just in case Houstonians didn’t know they were getting shortchanged, it was delivered on a plane but instead on a damn barge. Thanks, NASA.
I’m not going to get into all the reasons why Houston didn’t get a Space Shuttle as it might be mistaken as saying someone else doesn’t deserve one. Clearly, both D.C. and Los Angeles have good reasons to get one. NYC doesn’t, and has thus offended me as a Texan and a Houstonian and I will loudly remind them of that fact whenever I get the chance.
Instead of a real shuttle Houston is getting a replica called Explorer that will be fitted with a real-ish interior so kids can go crawling through it. It makes perfect sense to transport the replica from Kennedy in Florida to Houston via the ocean, but it still stings.
The first word on the moon may have been “Houston,” but the last word on Houston’s shuttle copy is sadly “barge.”
HOUSTON GETS FAKE SHUTTLE
“Space City” Get’s Replica While Others Get Real Deal
Houston’s space community is hoping to finally put New York Sen. Chuck Schumer behind them with a three-day “shuttlebration” this weekend.
It was Schumer who said last summer, “Let me say to Houston what we say in Brooklyn, fuggedaboutit, they are not getting the shuttle.”
But Space Center Houston this weekend is getting something — the life-sized mock orbiter “Explorer” made of wood and metal.
Still, the center’s Richard Allen says they have big plans for the replica.
“We’ll put a more current cockpit in it, we’ll be building ramp ways up to it so our guests can go inside,” says Allen. “And our goal will be to talk about what Johnson Space Center’s role was with the shuttle as far the planning, the training and flying the missions.”
Former astronaut Jerry Ross still calls it a slap in the face.
“Being one of the two prime centers for the shuttle program I think its very frustrating we didn’t get a vehicle here, but we’ve got to press on and deal with what we’ve been dealt,” says Ross.
Congressman Pete Olson is trying to remain positive about it all, adding one thing you can do with a replica that you cannot with the real thing, is rename it.
“I’ve got a suggestion, its two names,” says the Clear Lake Republican. “Put ‘Columbia’ on the left and ‘Challenger’ on the right, making it a permanent tribute to the 14 neighbors and heroes we lost in space.”
[TOO MUCH coffee? HELLS NO! Not ME!]
Weather is warmer, days are longer, summer is neigh upon us and nobody wants to be in the kitchen longer than they have to. Here are a couple recipes that will help with that. Of course the fact they taste pretty good too won’t hurt you none either.
Easy Taco Tamale Pie
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes
This cheesy, kicked-up beef and corn casserole is topped with cornbread to make a hearty dish that the whole family will enjoy!
1 pound ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce (you pick the heat level)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
1 box (about 8 ounces) corn muffin mix
Heat the oven to 375°F. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it’s well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
Stir the corn with its liquid, picante sauce and cheese in the skillet. Spoon the beef mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Prepare the corn muffin mix according to the package directions. Using 2 spoons, drop the batter evenly on top of the beef mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the corn muffin topping is golden brown.
I skip the canned corn and use either Ranch/Chili beans (undrained) or a can of Black beans drained and rinsed) & serve it with a salad of traditional taco toppings, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, diced red onion, diced green pepper, diced avocado & sliced black olives. Top that with a little more shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. Alternative: skip the tomato and onion and use some fresh pico de gallo
Grilled Pork in Pita
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 15 minutes
Something different from the grill… the warm pita pocket bread holds succulent, picante-basted pork topped with a creamy yogurt sauce. It’s easy to get fired-up about these tasty sandwiches!
3/4 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick (about 1 pound)
6 pita breads (6-inch), warmed
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium green onion, sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
Stir 3 tablespoons picante sauce, yogurt and lime juice in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir the remaining picante sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the pork for 15 minutes or until it’s cooked through, turning and brushing often with the picante sauce mixture. Discard any remaining picante sauce mixture.
Slice the pork into thin strips. Divide the pork among the pita breads. Top with the yogurt mixture, lettuce and green onion. Fold the pitas around the filling.
Helper: To warm the pita breads, wrap them together in a plain paper towel. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until they’re slightly warm to the touch.
Works well with boneless skinless chicken thighs too! For a thicker sauce use a chunky salsa. Want more zing? Substitute Cilantro leaves for the lettuce garnish.
OK I KNOW some of you are going to cry that 6 hours cooking time is not “fast”. Well prep time and final fixing time are each about 10 minutes and its a crock pot so once its in it’s basically set it and forget it which means plenty of time for other things and very little extra heat in the house from cooking! Any recipe I can spend a total of 20 minutes on and ignore for the cooking portion of things is fast in my book.
Slow-Cooked Taco Shredded Beef
From: Campbell’s Kitchen
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Stand: 10 minutes
Ground beef is good in tacos, but this fork-tender shredded beef makes good tacos even better. This slow cooker dish is perfect for buffets, tail-gating or casual family dinners.
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed French Onion Soup
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
16 taco shells
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
Stir the soup, chili powder and cumin in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the beef and turn to coat.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.
Remove the beef from the cooker to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred the beef. Return the beef to the cooker. Stir the cilantro in the cooker.
Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture into each taco shell. Top each with about 1 tablespoon cheese. Top with the lettuce and the sour cream, if desired.
Where to start? Ok-
First, I use regular corn tortillas for this not taco shells. Same taste, less breakage, less mess, provided you warm them up.
Pita breads work well too. as do split torpedo or potato rolls (consider dipping the rolls in the juices)
Second, I almost didn’t use their name for this and called it “Slow Cooked Beef” because the variations you can achieve at the end are nearly endless. Tossing in a couple drained cans of sliced mushrooms and some sour cream and give it a stir and 5 minutes and PRESTO beef stroganoff!
Pull the beef toss a bag of microwave steamed stew veggies, those canned mushrooms, some worcheshire sauce in and a little flour or corn starch & water slurry turn crock on high for 10 min. Mean time cut beef into chunks after the 10 min stir pot add back beef and you got a decent beef stew!
See where I’m going? You don’t have to settle for taco here the possibilities boggle the mind! To make them even more boggling this also works relay well with and holds true of pork in place of beef though likely you’ll will need to use a fat separator on the juices before continuing.
Finally, I personally like to make Beef and Broccoli or Beef and Snow Pea pods out of this and serve or over rice or oriental noodles but I’ll let you guys figure out how I do that one yourselves!
There are less than 7 months until election day when the people will decide who will be the next President of the United States . The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. It’s time that we all need to come together, Democrats and Republicans alike, in a bi-partisan effort for America :
If you will support Mitt Romney, please drive with your headlights ON during the day.
If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night.
Together, we can make it happen. Thank you!
OBAMA’S OWN WORDS TRAP HIM:
2008: “Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney’s private assassination team.”
2011: “I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden.”
2008: “Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial.”
2011: “I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden.”
2008: ” Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated.”
2011: “Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden.”
Remind the people who vote, time to throw out the trash is nearly here. Those who have had freedom and lost it will never see it again!”
A new stadium arena is being built in Charlotte.
The new Charlotte stadium will feature a retractable roof.
A spokesperson for the project said it will be finished just in time for the Democratic National Convention
and Obama’s speech.
Democratic National Convention Schedule
4:00 PM Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
4:05 PM Singing of “God Damn America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM Pledge of Allegiance to Obama
4:14 PM Reading the 6 Commandments Led By Chas Schummer
4:15 PM Ceremonial ‘I hate America ‘ led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire , Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing “Great Balls of Fire”
4:49 PM Fund Raising J ..Edwards
5:00 PM UFO Abduction Survival , Joe Biden
5:30 PM Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite
5:45 PM Tribute to All 57 States “Occupyer Choir”
5:50 PM How I Invented The Interenet and Global Warming A. Gore
6:00 PM Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2-Hour Answer
8:30 PM Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl
9:05 PM Real Estate Tips B. Frank
9:15 PM Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo , Michael Moore
9:45 PM Personal Finance Seminar – Charlie Rangle
10:00 PM Denunciation of THE N.R.A.. Barbara Boxer
10:15 PM Fund Raising Tips G. Clooney
10:30 PM Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ , & Afghanistan
11:00 PM Obama Energy Plan Symposium/tire gauge Demonstration
11:15 PM Free Gov. Blagowitcz rally
11:20 PM How I Killed Bin Laden -B. Hussein Obama
11:30 PM Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish , Obama Presiding
12:00 AM Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Mahre
12:01 AM Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech
Note: There is one omission in the list above Memorial recognition of Obama’s surrogate son, Trayvon , will be in conjunction with the 12:05 AM event.
OPTION: Closing with a Declaration of War on the rich To be decided just before the Convention
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How to stop election year insanity
By Lewis Beale, Special to CNN updated 8:08 AM EDT, Wed May 30, 2012
(CNN) — I was watching yet another annoying political ad produced by some super PAC of which I’ve never heard, and all I could think was: “Sheesh, it’s not even June, and I’m already sick of this stuff. With five months to go until the election, I think a steady diet of this junk will drive me into a mental institution.”
Me and about 200 million other Americans.
Let’s face it — the way we elect our presidents is seriously dysfunctional. The seemingly endless campaign season. The hectoring TV ads, the hundreds of millions of dollars poured into the system, the endless polling and pontificating. Contemplating this, all I can do is repeat the immortal words of Charlton Heston in “Planet of the Apes”: “God damn you all to hell!”
But there are ways to make the system better. If, that is, we have the will (and this is highly questionable). I’m no pundit; heck, I’m not even Joe the Plumber (think of me as Lew the Disgusted), but I’d like to offer a few suggestions on how to restore sanity to the process.
1. Make the presidency a six-year, one-term-only gig. That gives anyone elected to the job plenty of time to actually accomplish something, while also guaranteeing that the second half of his or her term won’t be spent running for re-election. What a concept.
2. Start the campaign season after Labor Day. Most industrialized countries run political campaigns that are three months in length or less. Do they know something we don’t? Or should I say, have you ever heard the term “voter exhaustion?”
3. Publicly finance the election. Citizens United, up there with Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal) as one of the worst decisions in Supreme Court history, only made a bad system even worse, allowing more millions to pour into an already corrupt process. So give each contender a fixed amount of money, and tell them they can spent it any way they want, but that’s all they’ll have — no private, corporate or PAC contributions at all. Let ’em whine. Who cares?
4. Ban negative ads. Believe it or not, Mexico does this. They have an independent commission deciding when a political ad goes over the line into negativity and falsehood. If they can do it South of the Border, why can’t we?
5. Limit polling. It seems there’s a new poll every microsecond. What do they really tell us? That people’s minds keep changing? Stop the presses on that one! Pass a law saying every news organization and polling organization can only do their thing, say, once a month. Eliminate the clutter.
That’ll do for a start.
But I can hear some of you saying “this is a free country, yadda yadda, people can spend their money any way they want, yaddayadda, there’s such a thing as free speech in a democracy, yadda yadda yadda.” And besides, it’s all settled law, you say; the court has ruled on Citizens United. Well, yes I know this. Things don’t change overnight.
But here’s what else I know: Sometimes liberty becomes license. And that’s what’s happening in America today.
Money has completely corrupted the system and helped create a situation where the U.S., the most powerful country on Earth, has one of the lowest voter turnouts (lower than any country in Western Europe or Latin America, lower than most countries in North America). You think disgust with the process has anything to do with this?
Think about that the next time the Rich Folks For Super PACs super PAC puts another misleading, demeaning and infuriating political ad on the tube.
How about you? What do you think we can do to improve the election process?
I think this pretty much speaks for itself and I’m going to let it. Besides I got more hoops to go jump thru to make creditors happy than Impish has double chins.