Food Prøn

Last time I posted this I called it a “Stuff Film”, and it is, but it really is pure hedonistic Prøn

And I just melt at the accent.

With Much Love to You All

He Is Risen.

Hallelujah.

It’s Friday

That means NY Strips in the cast iron pan

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Oh look now they’re in the pan

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And the creamed spinach (made by my Bride and it’s the best in the world) is patiently waiting

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Total nom-nom nomitude.

Yep, a good Friday.

Perspective

April 16th, 2014

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Gerbil Warmening strikes again.

A Song For Today

Great Moments In Progressive Timing

Whilst we were out in Indiana we had some time to kill before the wedding, so we wandered up to the local megalopolis of Decatur. Like many of the towns we drove through out there the downtown was, for lack of a better term, faded. So many empty storefronts and buildings that attested to a prosperous past and a sadly desolate present surrounded us, and glimpses of lost civic pride were everywhere. One that particularly jumped out at us was the “Peace Monument” in Decatur:

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Constructed of locally quarried limestone, it was built to honor the local men and women who had served in various wars and more importantly as an expression of the shared fervent wish that the world was finally embarking on an era of peace and understanding amongst the nations.

When it was dedicated on October 30th, 1913, Archduke Ferdinand had eight months to live.

Seen On A Wall In Decatur, IN

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I Think It Was a Combination of Unexpectedly Bright Lights Shining on Their Nasty Little Business

…and getting awfully close to that 19th of April date which, for some reason, the Feds seem drawn to like a FLAME for coming down heavy, and leaving somebody…in flames.

More: From the Las Vegas CBS affiliate:

LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years.

The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, a week after rangers started gathering the animals from land near Gold Butte.

The agency says it is concerned about the safety of its employees and the public. Earlier this week, BLM officers and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a scuffle. Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tased twice by federal agents. Another woman said she was thrown to the ground by an officer.

With more Bundy supporters pouring in from around the country, safety concerns began to grow.

The I-Team has learned the deal to end the gather was brokered by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

Though, isn’t it ODD how eveything has to simmer down RIGHT QUICK when HARRY REID’S DIRTY DEALINGS get stirred into this righteous “deadbeat cowboy didn’t pay his fees and is torturing tortoises” mix?

Koch brothers, my ass.

Nice to have friends ride in to help. And MILLIONS of friends to pass the pictures ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

I Am The Most Deprived Of Men

Just look at what the most merciful God Himself in His Wisdom chose to place on a store shelf for me to see

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Have you ever seen a clearer example of Divine Providence?

Yet my Bride refused to let me buy it.

Woe indeed is me.
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The Survival Pack Is Ready

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It will be a stretch but with economy it will cover me through Saturday.

I Have NEVER Heard Such HATEFUL TRIPE in My ENTIRE Life

Have you?

Kirsten Dunst sparks debate over support for traditional gender roles

While most of Hollywood’s leading ladies share their feminist values of empowerment and independence, Kirsten Dunst seems to have a more traditional perspective when it comes to gender roles.

“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued… We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created,” Dunst told this month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar in the U.K.

And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…”

The NERVE of the BEE-YOTCH!

Cue my Wymmens Sisters in Sufferage With Smouldering Outrages and off with her head!

The Committee Hearings May Get Even A Tad Livelier Now

Via HotAir, Issa is asking Cummings to do some explaining of possible collusion between Cummings’ staff and the IRS.

40 Years Ago Today I Was Sitting In Front Of A Tiny Little TV

This is Vin Scully’s call for the radio, which I’d never heard before. After the ball clears the fence he says nothing for a minute and a half…and then says some beautiful words that we should all take to heart and perfectly captured the moment…

Why Do I Defend CBS When People Lump It in With NBC?

Because I watch the Evening News. Because of reporters like Sharyl Attkisson and Lara Logan.

Because they DO reports like this, consistently.

CBS: WH ‘Roughed Up By Its Own Pay Equity Rhetoric’

…”The White House is getting, as you indicated Norah, roughed up by its own pay equity rhetoric,” reported Major Garrett. “In an analysis of White House salaries, which nobody here disputes, shows that the median income of female staffers is 88 percent of that of male staffers.”

“Now the study also showed that men and women with the same White House jobs earn exactly the same salary. Now the White House said its gender pay gap is tied to job experience, education, and hours worked among other factors. This matters because those explanations, according to the Labor Department, explain a good deal of the gender pay gap nationally. The big difference in these stories: When President Obama discusses this issue nationally, he doesn’t mention those other work variables, only the broad figure, that 77 cents for every dollar is what women earn compared to men,” said Garrett.

When the factors that the White House used to defend its gender pay gap are used nationally, the Labor Department says the difference in median wages between men and women shrinks to about 5 cents to 7 cents on the dollar.”

There is no denying a liberal bias at the network, but it is NOT the days of Dan Rather using fake memos to scuttle a presidency. Scott Pelley’s evening broadcast is hard news FROM THE START (why we left the insipid, puling and mewling Diane Sawyer led World News Tonight after THIRTY-FIVE YEARS…) and they can surprise you with the level presentations on whatever should have been purely a lefty slant.

Not a wasted, tiny half-hour of anyone’s time, PLUS you get the incomparable Steve Hartman to boot, with stories you won’t see anywhere.

Watch and tell me if your heart doesn’t squeeze just a little…

Climate Change!

The damn-you-bush-it’s-so-warm-we’ll-never-see-snow-again non-Winter continues to take its toll

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews kept up their battle Monday to clear pathways for vessels hauling vital raw materials on the ice-clogged Great Lakes, where a shipping logjam forced a weeklong shutdown of the nation’s largest steel factory.

Traffic remained largely at a crawl after a winter that produced some of the heaviest ice on record across the five inland seas, where more than half the surface area remained solid this week. Icebreaking ships slogging across Lake Superior were still encountering ice layers 2 feet to 3 feet thick. In some areas, wind and wave action created walls of ice up to 14 feet high.

…Only three ships were able to haul coal on the lakes in March, their cargos combining for 102,000 tons – down 70 percent from the same month in 2013, he said. Coal trade was 54 percent below the long-term first-quarter average.

…The shipping season officially began two weeks ago with the opening of navigational locks on the St. Marys River connecting Lakes Superior and Huron, a bottleneck for vessels hauling iron ore and coal to manufacturers and electric power plants. But just one convoy of vessels – including two icebreakers and the two ships hauling iron ore – had traversed Superior with loads of freight.

If only they all converted to wind and solar, there would be flowers blooming and birds sweetly singing all the year round.

Well…Duh

Bingley Update: Claude’s got the Brontosaurus bone
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Don’t You Get a Training Table and Meal Plan With That SCHOLARSHIP, Asshat?

Not having been able to AFFORD college my ownself, I want to smack this entitled piece of shit into next week.

UConn’s Napier, on athletes unionizing

Shabazz Napier, point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands why athletes at Northwestern need a union, as he sometimes has to go to bed “starving” because he cannot afford food.

“We as student athletes get utilized for what we do so well. We are definitely best to get a scholarship to our universities, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food and sometimes money is needed,” the senior told reporters. “I think, you know, Northwestern has an idea, and we’ll see where it goes.”

Last I heard, these poor, starving children so DREADFULLY taken advantage of by these BIG, MEAN colleges (Just because they can PLAY A GAME, mind you.) are taking advantage of a system that offers them a FREE college meal plan, 95% of the time, a FREE TRAINING TABLE on top of world class facilities in which to train, FREE roofs over their ungrateful, petulant heads, not to mention the FREE tens-IF-NOT-HUNDREDS-of-thousands of dollars worth of FREE college level education – to which, in 90% of the cases, they would NEVER have had access based on actual educational work-ethic, i.e. GRADES.

A game.

You PLAY a GAME, you little turd.

They’re Coming to Take You Away, Ha-Ha

To the Unfunny Farm, where life is MISERABLE all the time.

Celebrate Conformity!

On Wednesday, I wrote about the Mozilla CEO in trouble for a five-year-old donation to Proposition Eight, the successful California ballot measure that banned gay marriage – if only until America’s robed rulers declared the will of the people to be “unconstitutional”. Brandon Eich is a tech genius: Aside from co-founding Mozilla and creating Firefox, he also invented JavaScript. Apparently, the disgusting homophobic hatey-hatey-hateful belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman is not incompatible with knowing your way around a computer.

…~Meanwhile, serial litigant Michael E Mann takes time out of preparing for the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century to ReTweet the following:

Remove David #Koch from the Board of Trustees at @wgbhhttp://dld.bz/dhE9c

Michael Mann isn’t really a scientist. Oh, yes, I’m sure he still dabbles in it now and then just to keep his hand in. But the bulk of his energies are devoted to getting people who disagree with him fired, banned or silenced. Real Nobel Prize winners (as opposed to fraudulent self-garlanded ones) don’t do that. But every day Dr Mann is demanding that someone be shut up.

~I don’t want to live in the world of “greater civility” that Michael Mann and Mitchell Baker are building for us. Oh, to be sure, it’s technologically exciting: There will be a thousand different apps on which to download Jessica Alba warning you about Antarctic sea ice. But there’ll be only one Thought App. And it will come pre-installed.

And eventually there won’t be any Jessica Alba apps, either. Because a society that imprisons opinion as tightly as Mann and Baker demand is a society that will cease to innovate, and decline.

69 Years Ago Today, the Magnificent Warriors Involved in Operation Ten-Go

sank the Yamato.

The “Finest” Versus the “Bravest”

Really, you’re such role models, guys

A bench-clearing brawl broke out during a charity hockey game between New York City cops and firefighters on Sunday in Uniondale, LI.
“It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-70s,” quipped an NYPD cop who was at the game at the Nassau Coliseum. “I was waiting for [legendary Philadelphia Flyers enforcer] Dave Schultz to come out on the ice.”
The ugly scene erupted in the second period as referees struggled to control multiple, one-on-one fistacuffs. Sticks and gloves littered the ice during the disturbing incident.

Sunday Afternoon Leon

Good Thing The Government Has Declared That Inflation Is Under Control

Because otherwise I might be somewhat concerned by the fact that I walked into our local ShopRong today and they wanted $2.99…for 3 limes.

Three.

Every Time I Hear Some Ignoramous Say “It’s JUST An Animal”

…I know he’s NEVER known the incredible love of a good dog.

Dog walked miles to Washington landslide where former owner is missing

An injured golden retriever found Thursday at the scene Washington’s deadly landslide appears to have walked for miles to get to the location where his onetime owner was last seen, authorities said.

KING5.com reported that Boomer was found there with injuries to his leg and hip. A veterinarian told the station that it appeared he walked three miles from his current home to get to the debris.

The dog’s current owner told the station that her brother is missing in the landslide and he once owned the dog.

They’d be a changed person if they ever had.

A believer.

Er, Well…

…actually the reason for the attack seems pretty clear

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Two journalists working for The Associated Press have been shot in Afghanistan, one of them fatally, the news agency said Friday.

The Associated Press said the slain journalist was Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer. She was shot in the country’s eastern Khost province.

The second journalist targeted by the gunman was Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter based in Islamabad, the AP said. She is said to be in a stable condition and is receiving medical care.

…The two women were traveling in their own car in a convoy of election workers delivering ballots in Khost province, protected by the Afghan National Army and Afghan police, the news agency said.

A unit commander walked up to their car as it waited to move, yelled “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” — and opened fire on them in the back seat, the AP said. He then surrendered to the other police present.

The reason for the attack is unclear, but police have arrested the suspected shooter and the case is under investigation, Baryalay Rawan, a spokesman for the Khost provincial governor, told CNN.

Women who have the audacity to work, let alone get involved in elections, have a sad history of not fairing so well over there.

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