Sis says they got nearly 27 inches of rain at the airport last night.

This is a pic she took on a street near her house


Class V rapids on your roads are not fun.

Good Gawd Awmightee

Dear Loyal Readers will recall that just a few scant weeks ago I was somewhat put out by the price of limes at our local grocery.

Well, tonight, since I caught an earlier flight home I called my Bride and told her I would stop by aforementioned ShopRong and get the ingredients to make one of my old standby recipes (only this time using tilapia in stead of the pamelas). As Close Readers will note, this recipe does require limes.

And this is what confronted me when I went to the Lime Section of the ShopRong


Jeebus H. Christmas on a pogo stick.

CVG Update

So my meeting gets out reasonably early and I gets me back to CVG, all sort of looking forward to several hours of drinks before my flight home. And yes, the Divine is on my side because next to my gate is a Sam Adams Brew pub.

So I’m all kinds of happy as I wander past the gate towards the bar when, whom do I spy sitting at the gate catching the earlier flight back to Newark but my beloved Sister-Outlaw…who suggests that I try to get on the flight with her…and I do.


No beer for me.

Got Those CVG Blues

Hanging out in the Cincinnati airport killing time.

Who’s got it better than me?

Happy ONE HUNDREDTH Birthday, Leatherneck!

And Semper Fi!!

Damn, she’s gorgeous, isn’t she?



Everybody’s Doing The Inequality Boogie!

The latest buzzworthy sensation that Our Betters™ are all entittlelated about is this monograph from some Piketty fellow across the Pond that claims to show how evul and naughty and h8trs capitalists are.

This has re-stoked the flames of the eternal Leftist war chant: Inequality! Earnings Gap!

There has been no finer answer to this than Attila The Hen’s:

Better Break Out A New Hashtag

This will end well

(Reuters) – Russia warned Kiev on Friday that it would face justice for a “bloody crime” in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier, while Washington said Moscow was running out of time to defuse the crisis before facing further sanctions.

“They (Kiev) are waging a war on their own people. This is a bloody crime, and those who pushed the army to do that will pay, I am sure, and will face justice,” Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, told a meeting of diplomats.

Perhaps Only To CNN

I’m not sure what sort of MSNBC-like fumes they are breathing down in Atlanta these days, but the third paragraph of this horrific report tells you all you need to know about why CNN’s ratings are in the toilet

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least three American hospital workers in Afghanistan were killed Thursday by an officer guarding the hospital, Kabul police said.

The three men killed were among four American workers shot at the CURE hospital in downtown Kabul, city police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzai said.

The police guard shot himself but survived, Stanekzai said. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Good, sweet, kind caring volunteers working in a hospital.

Murdered by their “guard.”

UPDATE: Golly, per NBC it was a “Rogue Cop”

Well, nothing to be worried about here then, as it was simply one of Afghanistan’s several thousand “rogue cops”…

Your Advertising “D’Oh!” for Today

Bloomberg Columnist Gets Schooled

He can’t handle someone who’s intelligent and logical

I often focus on the dangers of reckless people with guns, rather than criminals with guns, for two reasons. First, reckless people seem very plentiful. Second, they are invariably ignored in gun-rights rhetoric. The gun-rights movement advances a Manichean vision of criminals and “law-abiding citizens,” with the latter always and everywhere in need of heavy firepower to defeat the former.

National Rifle Association Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre’s rhetoric about criminals — “so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons” — is basically pornographic at its peaks. But LaPierre is silent about the legion of gun-toting clods, bumblers, stoners, wife-beaters, fools and drunks who kill, or injure, Americans every day. (Once in possession of a gun, you don’t need to be actively stupid to produce tragedy; you can be passively stupid.)

John Pierce, co-founder of, also tends to divide the world into responsible citizens you can trust with a gun on one side, and hardened criminals on the other, with little room for nincompoops in between. But he is intelligent, gracious and patient in explaining, for example, the political — and surprising constitutional — differences he perceives between open and concealed carry. Between April 9 and 14, we communicated via e-mail about his advocacy of the open carry of guns, which he views as both a right and a way to habituate society to gun-carrying. An edited version of our exchange is below.

Read their email exchange.

It’s very enlightening and frankly I will use it as a model for my own discussions with folks of his ilk.

Oh, Hey, About That Groundwater Leakage…

Yeah, we’re, er, um totally Fuk…ushima’d

OKUMA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – The manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has admitted to embarrassment that repeated efforts have failed to bring under control the problem of radioactive water, eight months after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the world the matter had been resolved.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant’s operator, has been fighting a daily battle against contaminated water since Fukushima No. 1 was wrecked by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Abe’s government pledged half a billion dollars last year to tackle the issue, but progress has been limited.

It’s embarrassing to admit, but there are certain parts of the site where we don’t have full control,” Akira Ono told reporters touring the plant last week.

He was referring to the latest blunder at the plant: channeling contaminated water into the wrong building.

Read the whole thing. It is one bumbling disaster after another. They have no clue how they are going to store the contaminated water for the 30-40 years minimum they’ll need to, for starters. And god forbid there are any more earthquakes.

But hey, at least he’s embarrassed.

Marathon Monday

Give ’em hell, folks.

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.


It’s Friday

That means NY Strips in the cast iron pan


Oh look now they’re in the pan


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


Total nom-nom nomitude.

Yep, a good Friday.


April 16th, 2014


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:


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


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


Have you ever seen a clearer example of Divine Providence?

Yet my Bride refused to let me buy it.

Woe indeed is me.

The Survival Pack Is Ready


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


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…”


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

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