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The current question, vis-a-vis Ferguson, is: Who killed Deandre Joshua?
"I'm still stunned because he never had any problems. He was a good kid," relative Brian Joshua, 45 said, as other family members sobbed. "It's like somebody just hit us with a brick."

DeAndre Joshua graduated from high school and worked at Walmart, he said.

Walmart said Joshua had worked at Walmart as a stocker for more than a year.

"We are deeply saddened to learn the news that one of our Walmart family members tragically lost his life," Dacona Smith, senior vice president for operations at Walmart, said.

And the corollary question: Why is the death of Deandre Joshua not as worthy of outrage to the "progressive" media, let alone our disastrous President or his allied mob of racist/Marxist/anarchist/progressive protesters there as the death of Michael Brown?

I fear the answer can be found in a deep and unreasoning racism. And not the racism of white people, either.
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The Moron Lifestyle, Holiday Recipe Edition

Shamelessly stolen from the Annual Recipe Exchange thread at Ace of Spades HQ, a collection of recipes, perhaps suitable, perhaps not.

It IS Ace of Spades HQ, after all.

And, you may note, the AoSHQ Moron Horde seems to have an affinity for chili con carne. Beans or no beans in the chili seems almost as contentious as the infamous "crossbow or longbow" AoSHQ debate.

Sis-in-law's Texas Chili - Posted by co-blogger (or "cob logger") Gabriel Malor:

2.5 lb. ground beef
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
2 yellow onions, diced
2 chili peppers, diced (remove the seeds)
2 carrots, small diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 cup water

Brown the beef in a skillet, breaking it up into small pieces, and drain. Put the beef and the rest of the fixings into the crock-pot and simmer over low heat. Stir every 20-30 minutes or so. Cook for three hours or so.

Easy, perfect, no beans. Eat it with shredded cheddar and sour cream, according to your tastes, over tortilla chips, Fritos, or corn bread.

Brandy Alexander Pie - Posted by Gabriel Malor, but actually from "Anchoress" Elizabeth Scalia:

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tspn salt
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup cognac. Donít be cheap, use the good stuff.
1/4 cup creme de cacao
2 cups heavy cream
1 tspn sugar
1/2 tspn vanilla
1 9″ graham cracker crust
chocolate curls for garnish

Sprinkle gelatin over the cold water in a saucepan. Add 1/3 c of the sugar, the salt and the egg yolks. Stir to blend.

Heat over low flame while stirring until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture thickens. DO NOT BOIL.

Remove from heat and stir in the cognac and creme de cacao. Chill until mixture starts to set slightly.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in the remaining sugar and fold into the thickened mixture

Use 1 cup cream to make whipped cream and fold into the mixture.

Turn it all into the crust and chill for several hours or overnight.

Before serving, whip second cup of cream with a teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 tspn vanilla, spread that over the pie, then sprinkle with chocolate curls. A large enough slice may get you loaded, but in truth, this is a very light, fluffy dessert.

This is also an excellent thing to bring to your New Yearís celebration, but do warn people that they are drinking while they eat it.

Angel Em's Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip - Posted by Gabriel Malor

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cloves

Throw it in a bowl and stir. So easy even this moron can do it. Serve with gingersnaps for dipping during the game. I also like it with a spoon. Or fingers. It's just good, okay?

Easy sweet potatoes (or, yes, yams) - Posted by "Red Emchilada"

You people who make the sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top are crazy. THIS is how you do sweet potatoes.

Melt on the stovetop;
1 stick of butter
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of brown sugar

Add about 4-5 sweet potatoes/yams cut into bite size pieces. Cook for at least 2 hours. You may have to add more orange juice, but that's it.

Hands down the best sweet potato recipe there is.

But wait! There's more (after the jump, or the "Read More", or whatever the next-page-thingie calls itself nowadays . . .
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Thanksgiving Week

So here we are, Thanksgiving Week, 2014.

Speaking Truth to Power
For instance, take Mister Obama. I donít deny that he has the outward appearance of a minority that was very mistreated historically. However, in his particular case, he is not the descendent of slaves but the descendant of slave dealers on his fatherís side, and slave owners on his motherís. Furthermore, for all the clamoring about his coming from nothing, he was raised in privileged circumstances, first in Indonesia, by his motherís businessman second husband and then in comfort by his grandparents in Hawaii where he attended an exclusive private school and from where, despite his lackluster academic performance, he was wafted to the best schools in the land, likely through the means of connection and influence.

Everything about Obama is built upon lies. Lies upon lies upon lies, prettily told.

Obama to Congress: Itís My Way or My Way

Why Shouldnít White House Refund Fees to Recent Legal Immigrants?

Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty

Three Lies About Obamacare Jonathan Gruber Accidentally Revealed

I'd post more Obama lies/scandals/ineptidudes links, but it just gets too damn depressing. For instance:

Iran Talks Fail

Oh, let's not forget Global Warming . . . er . . . Climate Change . . . er . . . "Extreme Weather" . . .

People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception - It's all about the money.

Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers - It was always about the money, not about the "environment." Except for the rubes being asked to pay, of course.

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Can Republicans overcome the margin of fraud?

Election day.

Voting machine in Texas fails to offer Republican candidate for Governor.

Voting machine in Virginia registers vote for Republican as a vote for the Democrat.

Voting machine in North Carolina registers vote for Republican as a vote for the Democrat.

Voting machine in Illinois registers vote for Republican as a vote for the Democrat.

Voting machine in Maryland registers vote for Republican as a vote for the Democrat.

All of the above appear to be credible reports.

"Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action."

All reports in the run-up to this election, all the polls taken in aggregate, indicated that the Republicans should take the U.S. Senate. If they don't, given the appearance or rampant anti-Republican vote diddling all over the country, can we really trust the election results?
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When self-styled "progressives" tout "progress," this is the "progress" they mean:

This is in fact the usual result of governmental spending on "social" issues: monumental costs, little to no real results.

To the "progressive," the good achieved by governmental spending is the governmental spending itself. The power to extract wealth from some people and give it to other people is good, in and of itself. It is the wielding of this power which gives the already monumental self-image of the "progressive" that little extra something which allows her (or him) to utterly ignore the actual results of their actions.

They like to call themselves "the reality-based community." A commenter on Ace of Spades HQ recently offered a more accurate description of "progressives": "the community-based reality." The reality of a "progressive" is not an objective one. They don't actually give a damn about helping people. They just want to feel like they're helping people. Results don't matter to them, only the feeling.

In the end, other people don't really matter to "progressives," only their engorged, inflamed, holier-than-thou egos.

You may get the impression that I, in my weaker moments, have less than a full respect for people who parade around demanding that other people do this, that, and the other thing "for the children" or "for the middle class" or whatever emotional lever they think will work that particular moment to grab just a little more power for themselves, for the tawdry and venal purpose of making their own empty lives feel like they're worth something.

You may be correct in that impression.

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"Progressive", Equalize Thyself

"Conservative" cities have much lower levels of income inequality than "liberal" "progressive" (actually leftist/socialist) cities:

As an old Democrat, I am sympathetic to the concerns. But itís dubious the deep blue cities have found a solution. Letís start with the gap between rich and poor. For the most part the regions and states with the widest gap between the classes are overwhelmingly dominated by modern progressivism.

The capital of blue America, New York City, has easily the worst levels of inequality in the country, with an income distribution that approaches that of South Africa under apartheid, notes demographer Wendell Cox.

But New York is hardly the only progressive stronghold with searing inequality. A recent Brookings report found that of the regions with the greatest income disparity only one, Atlanta, is located in a red-leaning state. These include San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, Oakland, Chicago and Los Angeles. The lowest degree of inequality was found generally historically more conservative cities like Ft. Worth, Texas; Oklahoma City; Raleigh, N.C.; and Mesa, Ariz. Income inequality has risen most rapidly in the probably the most left-leaning big American city of luxury progressivism, San Francisco, where the wages of the poorest 20% of all households have actually declined amid the dot-com billions.

What Americans today call "liberal" is in fact totally authoritarian. What Americans today call "progressive" is in fact a reversion to medieval feudalism. What Americans today call "conservative" is in fact largely the very liberalism which the "liberal progressives" have completely abandoned.

American "liberal" "progressives" have become the very thing that they claim to oppose: totalitarian busybodies hell-bent on controlling and regulating every second of everyone's lives, from conception to death, and utterly intolerant of anyone or anything which disagrees with their agenda of universal control.

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Send some business towards Lowe's

Lowe's employees come to the rescue of disabled vet with broken wheelchair:

In 1971, I stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and lost both legs above the knee.

For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been told that I am not entitled to a spare wheelchair.

On the evening of July 7, my wheelchair fell apart again, while shopping at Lowe's Home Improvement Center in on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor.

Go to the link and "read the whole thing".

This happened at a Staten Island, NY Lowe's home improvement store. If you're in the market for anything that Lowe's sells, drop by to one of their stores and buy it there. And tell the Lowe's people you heard about what the Lowe's store employees at the Mariner's Harbor store on Staten Island did for the disabled Vietnam vet.

Hattips: Weasel Zippers via Ace of Spades HQ (the AoSHQ comments, of course).
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Joke Of The Day

Seen on Watts Up With That:
An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. "In English," he said, "a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
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Senators Saying Stupid Things

ďI know you feel that youíre a victim,Ē she said. ďIf you would be more careful, maybe you wouldnít be victimized as frequently.Ē

The slut! Wearing that little thing, walking down that street, at that time of day?. She was asking for it!

Wait, what? That was spoken by Claire McCaskell, loathsome and corrupt Senator from Missouri, to the admittedly loathsome and creepy "Dr. Oz?"

Oh. That's completely, totally different. Because androphobia. After all, girrrrls rule, boys drool, right? Guys need to be careful. Women, on the other hand, don't. Especially with what they say, apparently.

With all the blather about the "war on women," how about a little attention to the ongoing, rampant "war on men?" Think of that the next time you watch a TV commercial where the dopey husband is set straight by the long-suffering, smarter-than-he-is wife . . . or daughter.

It's everywhere. You're soaking in it.

Check your prejudices.

And because people can be stupid: the second paragraph in this post is what is called sarcasm. It's a rhetorical technique. It can confuse the easily confusable. Sorry about that. Get smarter.
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Proposed new names for Washington's NFL football team

Since "Redskins" is doubleplusungood, I present this list, in no particular order:

10. Washington Lobbyists
9. Washington Beltway Bandits
8. Washington Bureaucrats
7. Washington Corruption
6. Washington One Percenters
5. Washington Dictators
4. Washington Apparatchiks
3. Washington Erasers
2. Washington Federales
1. Washington Elitists

Just a few ideas off the top of my head . . .