Woo whoo! Only 18 days left until Saint Patrick’s Day!
Time to get me party duds out and off to the cleaners! Fortunately it falls closer to Impish’s issue than to does mine so I can devote 100% of me time to appropriate and dignified festivities- like making 200 Smoked Corned Beef on rye sliders with Cole slaw on top. Don’t look at me funny! You’ve heard of TexMex cuisine? Well this be CelTex cooking.
Hopefully most of you are not TOO buried in snow and other assorted winter weather nastiness associated with the large storm which has trekked all the way from Texas to New England over the past 3 days. Some of the roads down here in the panhandle as I understand it are still impassible and unplowed.
We’ve been fortunate here at Keebler Towers just some strong winds, a bit of welcome rain and a slight drop in the high temp to the low and mid 60’s.
And that’s enough o’ the jawing for today.
“The car won’t start,” said a wife to her husband. “I think
there’s water in the carburetor.”
“How do you know?” said the husband scornfully. “You don’t
even know what the carburetor is.”
“I’m telling you,” repeated the wife, “I’m sure there’s
water in the carburetor.”
“We’ll see,” mocked the husband. “Let me check it out.
Where’s the car?”
“In the swimming pool.”
The Tiny Cabin
A social worker from a big City in Massachusetts recently transferred to Mountains of West Virginia and was on the first tour of her new territory when she came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her life. Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door.
“Anybody home?” she asked.
“Yep,” came a kid’s voice through the door.
“Is your father there?” asked the social worker.
“Pa? Nope, he left afore Ma came in,” said the kid.
“Well, is your mother there?” persisted the social worker.
“Ma? Nope, she left just afore I got here,” said the kid.
“But,” protested the social worker, “are you never together as a family?”
“Sure, but not here,” said the kid through the door. “This is the outhouse!”
Government workers are so very smart. Aren’t you overjoyed that they’ll soon be handling all our financial, educational and medical dilemmas?
How well do you know the news?
In today’s fast-paced news world, it can be tough to keep up with all the top headline makers. This fun quiz challenges you to identify some of the people, places and news blurbs from last year’s top stories.
Once you’ve answered all 13 questions, it compares your results with other test-takers. Only 8 percent of people got every question right, so don’t fret if you didn’t!
What did you score on the test Mr. Smarty Pants Leprechaun you ask? Why….
Just a single video demo of an easy fast recipe today. The kicker isn’t the dish or the ingredients, but rather the method of cooking. You’ll probably want to skip ahead to the 2:55 mark to get to the actual recipe. I’m sorry about that but this was the best demo of the recipe and it’s versatility that I could find despite being front loaded with non-relevant material.
ONE WORD OF CAUTION!: Use ONLY Zip Loc FREEZER bags- don’t try to make substitutions or you’ll be sorry!
Gun Control- It already has started at Cabela’s
There was a bit of confusion at the Cabela’s Sporting Goods store this morning. When I was ready to pay for my purchases of gun powder and bullets the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”
Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about the gun control whackos running amok, I did just as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card.
I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!
I STILL DON’T THINK I LOOKED THAT BAD!
SPEAKING of Gun Control, its time for a mini Leprechaun rant on the subject. Seems Obama has determined Gun Control applied the the US Marines as well!
Marines in inaugural parade had bolts removed from their rifles
Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy
It’s seems our Kenyan Conman in Chief, our Liberal Socialist Constitutional Rights Usurper has yet AGAIN insulted our Military while simultaneously humiliating the oldest Military Force in the Nation. The one who’s LOYALITY & HONOR are cornerstone of their beliefs and whom are tasked with assisting with protecting the pompous ass on a daily basis, while simultaneously taking Gun Control to a whole new level!
Marines march to honor the president, who honors them in return by requiring them to march with clubs. Credit: United States Marine Corps [Notice the opening where the bolt should be in that rifle]
Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps.
David Codrea has revealed that President Obama has so little regard for the United States Marines risking their lives under his command life that they were forced to dismantle their already empty parade rifles for his second inauguration parade. This is nothing less than a slap in the face of the Corps:
“Didn’t know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!”
The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show accompanying this article.
This prompted an internet search to see if others had also noticed, and the Blur-Brain blog had.
“The bolts have been removed from the rifles rendering them unable to fire a round,” the post stated. “Apparently Obama’s Secret Service doesn’t trust the USMC. Simply searching each guy to make sure he didn’t have a live round hidden on him wasn’t enough, they had to make sure the guns were inoperable.
Obama doesn’t trust the very men who put their lives on the line to serve their country. I guess it shouldn’t be that much of a shock. Untrustworthy people find it very difficult to believe that other men have honor.
You will notice that not a SINGLE peep about this in ANY of the Lame Stream Obama’s Orifice Kissing Media. Nor was a peep made about this injustice, disrespect of, insult to and besmirchment of the Marine Corps Honor made by anyone in the Corps itself. They chose rather to remain true to their personal code of Duty Honor and Loyalty which has been the hallmark of the Corps since 1775 in stoic silence.
In solidarity with my brothers let me just say we have not ignored this slight by Obama OR the Secret Sexual Escapades Service nor will we forget or forgive simply because we turned the other (well slapped also) cheek and continued to do our job, unlike either of them with Loyalty and Honor.
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.
A MUST HAVE FOR THE MAN CAVE
FOR ALL YOU CAR GUYS !!!! Hydraulic chair
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We’re continuing our discussion from last week about Smartphone apps meant to keep you safe and secure in the event of Emergencies and/or while traveling.
In case of an emergency, paramedics and first responders need as much info about you as you can give. However, you might be unconscious or otherwise unable to speak. In that case, you can let your iPhone speak for you.
ICE 123 stores emergency contacts, medical information and even special instructions. You can set your info as your phone’s wallpaper or have it accessible from an easy-to-find app.
This doesn’t replace the emergency card you carry in your wallet. Instead, it supplements it to give first responders an easy way to contact the people you need them to.
HelpBridge (Free; iOS, Android) – This app lets you quickly send emails and texts to loved ones to let them know you are OK. Or, you can post an emergency message to your Facebook Timeline. These forms of communication can also include your location, if specified.
Iams Vet 24/7 (Free; iOS, Android) – Health care isn’t limited to just humans. Our furry friends and animal companions need veterinary care just like we need medical care.
The Iams Vet 24/7 app lets pet owners get immediate access to animal hospitals and clinics. Results are filtered by distance from the location of the phone, so your phone’s GPS will need to be activated.
Emergency Medical Center Locator (Free; iOS) – Find the nearest and most advanced specialized emergency rooms in the country using this app.
Specialized hospitals include trauma, stroke, eye, pediatric, cardiac and burn. All you need to do is enter your ZIP code and you will be directed to the nearest center via Google Maps.
American Red Cross Shelters (Free; iOS) – Run by The American Red Cross National Shelter System, which contains information on 60,000 potential disaster facilities, this app provides you with real-time information about its shelters across the U.S.
You can view shelter details, such as capacity and current population, address and location. If you need a place to take refuge, this app can help you find it.
Walgreens (iOS, Android; Free) – This app isn’t limited to just scanning a medication barcode. You can refill from your account, refill for a family member or even transfer a prescription.
In addition to refills, the app has a pill reminder function, a vaccination scheduler and a pharmacy history. Plus, it has other non-medication functions like daily coupons and a store locator.
Rite Aid (iOS, Android; Free) – Similar to the Walgreens app, this app does more than just barcode scanning. You can refill a prescription with a medication number or from your previous refill history. It also has a prescription transfer feature.
The app includes other handy features like access to Rite Aid’s wellness+ program. It also has a store locator, shopping list creator and coupons.
Stop laughing Impish! That’s YOU in a few short years!
3 Myths About Fueling Up Your Car or Truck
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Don’t look now, but the price of gasoline is climbing again, with some U.S. cities seeing gas going for $4 per gallon.
Officially, the U.S Energy Information Administration has gasoline at $3.75 per gallon this week, up from $3.54 only two weeks ago. It’s particularly costly in California, where the average price of a gallon hovers around $4 in the middle of February.
With gasoline becoming an increasingly precious commodity, auto consumers will no doubt turn to some time-honored practices to save a few shekels on fuel, including driving less, carpooling or telecommuting from the home office.
For those who keep driving, there are time-honored strategies such as buying cheaper gas and keeping tabs on a vehicle’s fuel economy.
But are those strategies more help than harm? Edmunds.com is out to debunk some long-standing myths about vehicle mileage – and what the company has come up with may change the way you think about gasoline and fuel economy:
Your fuel economy gauge should be your guide. That’s just not so, Edmunds says. “Our testing reveals that one such gauge claimed fuel economy 19% higher than the actual result,” Edmunds says. “Calculating gas mileage manually is the most accurate way to monitor your car’s fuel economy.”
Cheap gas will wreck your car’s engine. Again, this “fact” is right up there with the existence of the Easter Bunny and the ability of leprechauns to find gold. Edmunds performed a blind test on three samples of gasoline from major and independent gas stations and found no difference. “Because of the advances in engine technology, a car’s onboard computer is able to adjust for the inevitable variations in fuel, so most drivers won’t notice a drop-off in performance between different brands of fuel, from the most additive-rich gas sold by the major brands to the bare-bones stuff at your corner quickie mart,” Edmunds reports. The firm does point out the value of fuel tank cleaning agents, which consumers may want to use twice a year.
Using lower octane gas in a premium-recommended car will cause the engine to knock. Edmunds says that with the average cost of premium gasoline north of $4 per gallon, “drivers who are pumping premium are undoubtedly asking themselves if they can safely switch to regular grade, which is about 30 cents a gallon cheaper. In many cases, the answer is yes,” Edmunds reports. The company says that with advancements in fuel technology, even regular gasoline is sufficient enough to avoid “knocking” from your vehicle’s engine. Edmunds does say performance may suffer “slightly” from using regular gasoline over premium, with engine speed a half-second slower on the way from zero-to-60 miles per hour. But knocking won’t be an issue.
Now I know these are kind of late, but do you have ANY idea how hard it is to come up with a list of New Year’s Resolutions one has an actual shot in hell of realistically keeping?
New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Really Keep
Are you sick of making the same resolutions year after year that you never keep? Why not promise to do something you can actually accomplish? Here are some example resolutions that you can use as a starting point.
1. I want to gain weight — at least 30 pounds.
2. Stop exercising. Waste of time.
3. Read less (it makes you think — eww!)
4. Watch more TV. I’ve been missing some good stuff.
5. Procrastinate more (starting tomorrow).
6. Drink. Drink some more.
7. Take up a new habit — maybe smoking.
8. Spend more time at work (surfing the web).
9. Stop bringing lunch from home — I should eat out more.
10. Start being superstitious.
11. Spend my summer vacation in cyberspace.
12. Create some loose ends.
13. Buy more tech toys (need to replace obsolete ones bought 6 months ago).
14. Get further into debt (easy thanks to #13).
15. Wait for opportunity to knock.
16. Focus on the faults of others.
17. (Mainly, but not exclusively, for women): Eat more chocolate.
And the Absolute Easiest New Year’s Resolution to Keep:
18. Don’t believe politicians.
For the record that is a photograph of a personal sidearm of mine, one of two FN Five-Seven I own which takes the 5.7 x 28mm ammo shown with it in the picture. The other is equipped with a laser site for daytime use.
The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm) Came from Democrats
The source of information for this news post came from Roger Hedgecock’s 1/17/13 radio show. Here’s the link. Fast forward to 21:13 for Roger’s comments.
The five worst mass killings, where a firearm was used, have a common thread. Hint #1: They didn’t belong to the NRA. They don’t fit the stereotype of the “red-neck” gun owner.
Check it out :
Ft. Hood…. The shooter was Nidal Malik Hassan who was a registered democrat and a devout muslim.
Columbine… The shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who’s families were registered democrats and open liberals
Virginia Tech….. The shooter was Seugn-Hui Cho who used to send hate mail to President Bush.
Aurora Theater….. The shooter was James Egan Holmes who was a registered democrat and a local staff worker for the Obama campaign, and was a participant in the occupy Wall St. demonstration.
Newtown…. The shooter was Adam Lanza who was a registered democrat and frequently made statements that he hated Christians.
Common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats.
Also, of the worst killings in the last several decades, only one was a female, all the rest were boys, barely men. Their role models were rappers, action movies, comics and violent video games.
Our problem isn’t weapons, it’s boys without boundaries. Who live in ‘progressive’ households.
Personally from where I’m sitting it seems to me that what we need to be banning and/or registering more carefully is LIBERALS!
How is it that responsible conservative gun owners are being held responsible for these shootings and are targets for the liberal media and politicians?
Oh yeah! That’s right! Liberals are NEVER responsible for ANYTHING they do- either their actions or the effects of them. It’s ALWAYS someone else’s fault. I’m surprised they haven’t attempted to blame Newtown on Bush! OH! WAIT! One of them HAS tried!:
Had President Bush extended the ban the mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza could not have purchased her collection of assault weapons which ended up killing her, 20 children and five adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Collection??!! COLLECTION??!! She had ONE Bushmaster .223 assault rifle and TWO Handguns! Since WHEN is a SINGLE ANYTHING a “COLLECTION”?! Feel free to click the link and read the rest of this liberal loon’s comments if you have a high temper threshold and a strong stomach, its not a long article though a lot like Brill Cream a little dab of Liberal
Logic Lunacy will go a long way for you.
Now lets have a fast look at a couple factoid charts prepared after much research by MotherJones for their great article:
There have been at least 62 in the last 30 years—and most of the killers got their guns legally.
—By Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan | Updated: Sat Dec. 15, 2012 11:45 AM PST
Click the link above to be taken to the excellent article which will likely never see national news coverage or be eyeballed by any Liberal (especially on in Congress!) out of fear of encountering hard truths and facts which they cannot spin distort or debate.
Weapons: Of the 142 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. (See charts below.) Just as Jeffrey Weise used a .40-caliber Glock to slaughter students in Red Lake, Minnesota, in 2005, so too did James Holmes, along with an AR-15 assault rifle, when blasting away at his victims in a darkened movie theater. In Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza wielded a .223 Bushmaster semiautomatic assault rifle as he massacred 20 school children and six adults.
The killers: Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, and religious and government buildings. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman. (See Goleta, Calif., in 2006.) The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old. (See Jonesboro, Ark., in 1998.) A majority were mentally ill—and many displayed signs of it before setting out to kill.
Interesting, semi-automatic hand guns are the clear favorite as opposed to Assault Weapons by damned near a 2:1 margin but its the Liberal hated impediment to their enforcing their vision of socialist tyranny on us Assault Weapon because we can defend ourselves with it that they want banned NOT the semi-automatic handgun! Once again we here at DL/LL Electronic Media Enterprises (we REALLY got to come up with a shorter corporate name!) in our quest for truth, fairness and accuracy have yet again proven that there is now hard fact a Liberal will not disregard or outright ignore to enforce their non-reality based vision of the world on the rest of us regardless the cost (to others, because after all their are entitled and believe you should be responsible for their wants, to say nothing of the rest of our Constitutional Rights) or true facts!
At this point I had planned on including this very clear and demonstrative video about just how clueless the Liberal politicians are… go just how crafty at attempting to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. It was this really great video about how what they are trying to ban currently are not even Assault Rifles but rather SPORTING RIFLES, with a simple easy to understand demonstration of the differences between the two weapons despite their similar appearance. This sound familiar? Well it should, a certain Dragon used it Saturday. (On the bright side with his doing this to me as often as he does I’ll never have to worry about rearranging my bookshelves for any kind of a literary or journalism award!)
My point is liberal will do & or say (or deny saying) anything, they will misrepresent and mislabel, they will ignore or distort any fact(s) contrary to their agenda of removing all guns from our hands and thereby our ability to resist their tyrannical socialist vision of a world where everything you make goes to the state and you are at the mercy and whim of the state for your existence from the day your parents request permission from the state to conceive you.
IF you are ok with this, then support the SPORTING RIFLE restrictions as proposed but have the integrity and honest not to pretend these weapons are Assault Weapons or even the root of the problem. If you are not ok with this please support those manufacturers who are making a stand at the cost of their bottom lines in support of your Constitutional Right to Bear Arms .