You've noticed that posting has been . . . sporadic here? Yeah, about that . . . what's to say, really? The entire world is spiraling out of control, out of sanity, descending back into the dark pit of human excess. The deep, dark pit from which the long climb of rationality had, from ancient Greece through the best traditions of Christianity, the Reformation, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the American Experiment, for a shining moment, lifted the human race to a better place.
It has saddened me beyond words to realized that most people have looked at that better place and said "No, thank you, we prefer the dank darkness of the pit."
We have a President who truly believes that "because I said so" is a valid governing principle.
We have a media whose fondest wish is to be thought kindly of by that President, and so has absolutely no interest in investigating any of his administration's transgressions and illegalities.
We have an opposition party whose fondest wish is not to oppose that President, but to be thought kindly of by that media.
We have paid shills among us who try their damnedest to shout down anyone who says an untoward word about the President.
We have fellows among us who mindlessly mouth the bromides of the paid shills because that is all they've ever heard, and take visceral offense at any person who dares to utter an "offensive" thought in their presence. And they find nearly everything offensive, and attack the "offender" in the most vicious manner they think they can get away with.
The climb was long. The fall has been sudden. It seems that the only hope now is that we don't fall all the way down to the bottom.
The only reason for Obama's veto is his radical, far-left "progressive" ideology of forcing Americans to pay higher prices for energy because of their unshakable belief that "the environment" is more important than actual, living people.
I do believe that the current occupant of the office of President of the United States, and all of his supporters, have perhaps misinterpreted the spirit of the season.
Peace on Earth. Goodwill towards Men. Crush and destroy Republicans wherever you find them. Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Death to Conservatives! Fight the Power (ignoring of course the fact that the so-called "progressives" ARE "The Power".)
Here's an idea. For one day--for one hour--for one minute, give it a *censored* rest, okay?
"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.
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.
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?
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.
"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?