Good Morning Fellow Coffee Slurpers !
Last week I made a pledge to with hold any and all political comments concerning Obama and the election if we could raise $100 in donations to cover the up for renewal blog costs.
Specifically what I said was:
I’ll even make you a challenge!
EVEN BETTER YET for each additional $50 in contributions beyond the first $100 I will forgo those jokes and comments an additional week!
Well Impish informed me on Sunday that you’ve met the $100 goal, so I owe you two weeks of Election and Obama free issues. Since there is still time before the 31st and its possible I’ll owe you at least one additional week, I’m delaying paying off (I feel only logically) until after Labor Day. The reason being the closing date for the challenge and Labor Day fall on top of each other. Additionally the vast majority of the next issue of Leprechaun Laughs is already largely framed out (I TRY to work 2 weeks ahead in case of real life surprises or having to step in for Impish).
Guess I better start cutting down so I don’t suffer withdrawal!
But at least I won’t be crazy AND depressed!
GOING TO PUT ONE OF THESE ON RAIN GUTTER.
BET MOLLY WILL BE SUPRISED
The Lone Ranger
Jay Thomas on Letterman
Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” shows, The state of Texas is planning to do one entitled:
Survivor, Texas Style
The eight (8) contestants will all start in Dallas, then drive to Waco, Austin, San Antonio.
Then over to Houston & down to Brownsville.
They will proceed up to Del Rio, El Paso, Odessa, Midland, Lubbock & Amarillo.
From there they will go on to Abilene & Fort Worth .
Finally, back to Dallas .
Each will be driving a pink Prius w/a bumper sticker that reads:
1 ~ I’m a Democrat
2 ~ Amnesty for Illegals
3 ~ I love the Dixie Chicks
4 ~ Boycott Beef
5 ~ I Voted for Obama
6 ~ George Strait Sucks
7 ~ Re-elect Obama in 2012
8 ~ I’m here to confiscate your guns
The 1st one to make it back to Dallas alive wins.
God Bless Texas !!!
Today we’re making two old time favorites, Stuffed Peppers and Cabbage Rolls but in a deconstructed manner that makes them easier and faster to prepare!
Unstuffed Pepper Bake
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1/3 c Frozen Diced Onion
- 10 oz pkg fzn Chopped Green Peppers
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced or ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 14.5 oz can Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup Instant White or Brown Rice
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 8 oz pkg Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
- 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large sauce pan, sauté ground beef and onions, green peppers and garlic for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat, and season with salt and pepper.
- Stir in the tomatoes, rice, Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 cup cheese.
- Spread mixture evenly into a 13×9 baking dish and top with tomato sauce and remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
I’ve been know to use Israeli Couscous, Orzo or Acini de Pepe soup pasta in place of the rice. ( I rarely have instant rice around the house as we prefer the real deal) These you all cook barely al dente as they’ll cook some more in the dish.
Want more of an Italian taste? Use half a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce in place of the can of tomato sauce (I like using an Herb & Garlic flavored one for this) and substitute a shredded Italian cheese blend or Pizza Cheese blend for the Cheddar
Cabbage Roll Casserole
This is a fairly new classic around my house. I use to make regular cabbage rolls until I found this recipe. Now, instead, I make this and it is as good as the regular cabbage rolls and a lot easier. If you’ve ever made a batch, you know how time consuming this can be. This recipe gives you the flavor of cabbage rolls without the long preparation time and the mess.
• 2 medium or 1 large cabbage
• 1 to 1.5 lbs (.5 to .75 kg) ground beef
• 1 or 2 medium onions, finely chopped
• 1 to 1.5 cups (250 to 375 ml) regular short grain rice
(not instant or converted)
• 1 or 2 28 oz (750 ml) cans diced stewed tomatoes (I mix a can of diced and a can crushed)
• salt, pepper
• tomato juice or extra stewed tomatoes ( one of those soda can size V-8 cut with half a can of water is good for this)
Time: 3 to 4 hours from start to finish
Servings: 4 or more
1. To prepare filling, cook ground beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat til the pinkness is gone. Turn burner off and cover frying pan to keep meat warm.
2. At the same time, bring rice, along with an equal amount of water, to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn burner off, cover pot, and let it sit till you need it.
3. Remove the first few outer leaves from the cabbage. You’ll need
enough to cover both the bottom and the top of the casserole dish(es). Cut the rest of the cabbage into quarters and shred it, using whatever means is easiest for you. This can be a bit messy if you get enthusiastic with your shredding. 🙂
4. Once the cabbage is all shredded, you’re ready to assemble the casserole. Mix the ground beef and rice together thoroughly, adding a bit more salt and pepper if you like.
5. Place a layer of whole leaves in the bottom of the dish. Next goes a layer of shredded cabbage. Then a layer of the meat and rice mixture. Lastly a soup ladle or two full of stewed tomatoes. Repeat this once or twice more, depending on the depth of your casserole dish. After the last tomato layer, add another of shredded cabbage, a few more stewed tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cover the whole thing with a few more whole cabbage leaves.
6. Cover and place in a 325 to 350 F oven for 1.5 to 2 hours, adding some tomato juice from time to time if it seems to be drying out or burning.
• Be sure the casserole doesn’t dry out, adding a few spoonsful of water if necessary during cooking.
• This recipe makes 1 to 2 casseroles, depending on the size of the dishes (and the cabbage!).
• To reheat leftovers, Sprinkle with about .25 cups of water and place in the oven for an hour at 325 F.
• Genuine cabbage rolls have more rice than meat in the filling, it’s a poor man’s meal after all, but I usually use this larger amount of meat in the casserole to make a more substantial meal.
I’ve found that putting a layer of cabbage leaves on the top like the bottom greatly reduces the need for extra liquid while cooking.
Also twice I have not had enough rice for the recipe when I went to make it and wound up using frozen shredded hash browns in place of the rice. While not the same dish, it is still very edible and besides when does an Irishman ever object to a potato unless its thrown at him raw by a mad wife?
Play golf online
They say that “golf is a good walk spoiled.” Well now you can “spoil” sitting at your computer!
World Golf Tour is a free online golf game played right in your Web browser. Its main claim to fame is GPS reconstruction of some of the most famous courses in the world.
You’ll be able to tee off at Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, the Olympic Club and more. As you play, you’ll gain levels and be able to enter tournaments against other online players and possibly win real prizes!
World Golf Tour is free, and only requires an email address to sign up. But buying extra clubs, new gear and paying green fees for certain courses will cost you credits. Credits can be bought or earned by completing online surveys.
Is this my weapons locker? Straight up? Noneyo! I ain’t sayin’!
Is it still too soon to talk gun control?
By John Avlon, CNN Contributor updated 11:22 AM EDT, Mon July 30, 2012
- John Avlon: The view that it’s too soon after Colorado to talk about gun control is wrong
- He says politicians are making a mistake by ducking action on the issue
- A new poll of NRA members shows support for reasonable restrictions on guns, he says
- Avlon: Nearly 10,000 are murdered by gunshots each year; that must be reduced
Editor’s note: John Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is co-editor of the book “Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns.” He is a regular contributor to “Erin Burnett OutFront” and is a member of the OutFront Political Strike Team. For more political analysis, tune in to “Erin Burnett OutFront” at 7 ET weeknights.
New York (CNN) — The bodies of the victims are being buried. The court case will continue, without cameras. The horror in Aurora has faded from the front page in favor of Olympic coverage.
So it is worth asking, 10 days after the largest mass shooting in American history, whether it is still too soon to start a conversation about reasonable gun restrictions. What actions could we take to make such slaughters more difficult to perpetrate?
Because if it is true, as the National Rifle Association says, that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people,” then it’s equally irrefutable that people with guns kill people.
The liberal nausea continues on from here if you have a strong stomach, high capacity for bullshit and circular logic, are a snipe from the shadows chicken shit liberal DL blog lurker or are just plain masochistic you can read on here:
Now for an opposing view point that has NEVER gotten NEAR to coverage ANY “tragic shooting” has, we take you to Central Florida where a 71 year old man graphically demonstrates for us via Store Security video footage of an actual robbery in progress how you prevent another Aurora from happening
How To Stop a Massacre: Surveillance Video Reveals Simple, Low-Cost Solution That Works Everywhere
In the aftermath of the Aurora , Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, a surveillance video has surfaced that shows the simple, obvious answer to the question on everybody’s mind: How do we stop a massacre?
The answer is revealed in the stunning short video shown below. This remarkable solution:
- Requires no police.
- Costs the taxpayers no money.
- Requires no up-front paperwork.
- Protects innocent lives.
- Is deployed in as little as FIVE seconds.
- Works everywhere.
- Deters violent crime.
- Makes bad guys flee immediately.
- Is easy to learn.
- Functions at the local level.
- Does not require control or intervention by the United Nations or any government entity.
Florida senior citizen Samuel Williams thwarted a robbery at the Palms Internet Cafe when he managed to quietly pull his concealed gun and shot the would-be robbers. Williams, who is being hailed as a hero by Internet cafe patrons for quickly taking action when the armed robbers rushed in wearing masks and smashing computer screens, according to The Blaze.
Williams was seated near the back of the cafe when Duwayne Henderson, 19, pointed a handgun at customers inside the Palms Internet Cafe. Davis Dawkins, also 19, is shown in cafe surveillance tapes swinging a bat, the Ocala News reports.
When Henderson turned his back, Samuel Williams pulled his .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun from his concealed holster, took several steps and then dropped to one knee and fired two shots at Henderson as he bolted for the door. Samuel Williams walked closer to the door of the Palms Internet Cafe and continued firing at Dawkins and Henderson. The two would-be robbers reportedly “fell over one another” trying to get away from the building.
Neither Henderson or Dawkins suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds and were later arrested by local law enforcement officers. The men were charged with attempted armed robber with a firearm and felony criminal mischief. Henderson is currently being housed at the Marion County Jail and Dawkins was released after posting bond.
“I think he is wonderful. If he wouldn’t have been there, there could have been some innocent people shot,” Palms Internet Cafe patron and shooting witness Mary Beach told the Ocala News.
Samuel Williams holds a Florida concealed carry permit and will not face any criminal charges for shooting the armed suspects at the Palms Internet Cafe, according statements made by Florida State Attorney’s Office representative Bill Gladson to the Ocala News.
THAT boys and girls is how you prevent the misuse of weapons by ANYONE. You do not take them away from the law abiding populace, that’s just plain STUPID. You do not restrict where people can and cannot carry, also imbecilic thinking. The only two things these measures do is prevent honest citizens from protecting themselves.
[Dresses like a Rastafarian Dipshit too but has no idea what any of it means]
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION NOW BOYS AND GIRLS!:
The very wise and worldly Leprechaun is going to cut right to the heart of this matter and explain WHY the liberals refuse to let go of the subject of gun control despite its blatantly obvious impracticality and unconstitutionality.
Additionally this will explain why Obama wants it so bad and why you should fear for your gun rights if he gets another 4 years to dismantle the US.
ARMED we pose a threat to the Obama government and the liberals socialist agenda. IF they go too far, push their Socialist agenda too hard, or are too flagrant 7/or forceful in their redistribution of YOUR wealth while armed we have the power to resist and remove them. We are a FREE PEOPLE and (more or less) governed BY OUR CONCENT.
UNARMED we are defenseless Sheeple with no effective capability for resistance to the tyranny of the New Socialist Order hiding in the shadows and pulling the string of their willing puppet president Obama.
THESE ARE NOT JUST ‘MY PERSONAL CRACKPOT’ VIEWS!!
In proof I offer 50+ quotes from some of the most famous and influential people in the history of our nation. Founding Fathers, Presidents, Newsmen, our Enemies, Prescient Setting Court Rulings, ALL saying the exact same thing I am. (With a few pictures for you that have written word perceptions problems)
1.”A free people ought to be armed.” ~George Washington
2.”To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” ~Richard Henry Lee
3.”[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” ~James Madison
4.”Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” ~George Washington
5.”By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ ‘the security of the nation,’ and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy… The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.” ~John F. Kennedy
6.”The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people.” Saint George Tucker
7.”The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…” ~James Madison
8.”And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms….The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants” ~Thomas Jefferson
9.”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.” ~James Earl Jones
10.”The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government-and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.” ~Edward Abbey
1.”Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people” ~Tench Coxe
12.”The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms has justly been considered the palladium of the liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” ~Joseph Story
13.”God grants Liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” ~Daniel Webster
14.”A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” ~George Washington
15.”You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” ~Charles A. Beard
16.”The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them … the weak will become prey to the strong.” ~Thomas Paine
17.”You are bound to meet misfortune if you are unarmed because, among other reasons, people despise you….There is simply no comparison between a man who is armed and one who is not. It is unreasonable to expect that an armed man should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed man should remain safe and secure when his servants are armed. In the latter case, there will be suspicion on the one hand and contempt on the other, making cooperation impossible.” ~Niccolo Machiavelli
18.”The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the ‘government’, not to ’society’; and as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.” ~Joel Barlow
19.”Self defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone … to resist the first approaches of tyranny.” ~Elbridge Gerry
20.”No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” ~Thomas Jefferson
21.”Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” ~Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)
22.”I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly argue with all the world to lay aside the use of arms and settle matters by negotiation, but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank Heaven He has put it in my power.”
23.”Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined” ~Patrick Henry
24.”To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm . . . is an unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional privilege.” ~Wilson v. State
25.”Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. … the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” ~Sen. Hubert Humphrey
26.”To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” ~George Mason
27.”The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20.” ~Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)
28.”From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good” ~George Washington
29.”The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” ~Thomas Jefferson
30.”If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying — that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 — establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.” ~Senator Orrin Hatch
31.” `The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’ The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is that any law, State or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this right.” ~Nunn vs. State
32.”Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.” ~Noah Webster
33.”That the people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free State…”
34.”The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the underdog is a sine qua non [“something essential” lit. “without which not”] for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or police.” ~Adolph Hitler
35.”There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” ~Ted Nugent
36.”The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.”
37.”The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” ~Thomas Jefferson
38.”Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don’t have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.” ~Yoshimi Ishikawa
39.”The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” ~Wayne LaPierre
40.”When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away.” ~Phillip Van Cleave
41.”I sympathize with people who want to ban guns, but I can’t agree with them. We have to be careful in our zeal to abolish guns that we don’t wind up with counter-productive legislation that will leave armed only the people most likely to do harm with them.” ~Hugh Downs
42.“The fundamental force behind the Second Amendment is to empower the people and give them the greatest measure of authority over the tyranny of runaway government.” ~Bob Schaffer
43.”There’s no such thing as a good gun. There’s no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys.” ~Charlton Heston
44.“The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting, and I know I’m not going to make very many friends saying this, but it’s about our right, all of our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.” ~Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp – this video from her is amazing
45.”Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.” ~Benjamin Franklin
46.”These Sarah Brady types must be educated to understand that because we have an armed citizenry, that a dictatorship has not happened in America. These anti-gun fools are more dangerous to Liberty than street criminals or foreign spies.” ~Theodore Haas, Dachau Survivor
47.“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” ~Plato
48.”This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.” ~Abraham Lincoln
49.”Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.” ~Alan Korwin
50.”Four out of five politicians surveyed prefer unarmed, ignorant peasants.” ~Unknown
51.”Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell `Fire!’ in a crowded theater.” ~Peter Venetoklis
52.”If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That’s ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?” ~Clint Smith
53.”An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.” ~Col. Jeff Cooper
54.”Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It’s quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you’re being robbed.” ~Lowell Duckett
55.“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time… It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.” ~Ronald Reagan
BTW I should point out that I was forced to exercise extreme restraint in selection these quotes as when I searched for them I found well over FIVE HUNDRED and among those multiple by converts from gun control crowd. Strange that when I saw this and looked I spent roughly ONE HALF HOUR searching but was unable to find a SINGLE SOLITARY convert in the other direction!