Sunday, November 30, 2008

An Important Anniversary


Bradley's grandfather, Fernand Petiot, concocted the cocktail in Paris in the 1920s. But it wasn't perfected until he came to New York's St. Regis Hotel in the 1930s. "That'ss when he added Tabasco," she said.

These spicy little pleasures are my favorite Sunday brunch accompaniment. My favorites, though, are made only at Mother's in New Orleans.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Focus & Fred - It's Getting Lonely in Wackaland to match 'gays'
Warren began to disassociate himself with Dobson that year to shed the company's association with Focus on the Family. He said he would no longer appear on Dobson's radio show, and he bought the rights to books he had published through Focus on the Family and removed the name from their covers.

"Dr. Warren and I have been friends for many years," Dr. Dobson said in a statement. "He has been on Focus on the Family radio nine times, and we published six of his books. We helped publicize, and yet, Dr. Warren recently said in an L.A. Times article that his association with us is 'the kiss of death.' I'm sorry he feels that way. He's a good man."

The two agreed to go their separate ways.

Now eHarmony has been compelled to changed its nationwide policy toward homosexuals as part of a New Jersey lawsuit settlement.

On March 14, 2005, Eric McKinley filed a lawsuit against eHarmony, claiming the company discriminated against him when it refused to accept his advertisement for a "gay" partner.

McKinley's complaint triggered a state investigation into the dating service. Metro/Region Section
Westboro protest draws student counter protest

• Westboro church member fights Sarpy charges
• Westboro church member fights Sarpy charges
Members of a Kansas church that protests at the funerals of slain service members fled the right-of-way near Omaha Central High School on Friday because police said they could not protect them from hundreds of student counterprotesters.

Students threw hamburgers and bottles of lemonade and milk at several members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., students said after the protest. A video of the protest — recorded by 16-year-old student Mason Hartwell — showed one counterprotester on the ground, seated with his hands behind his back and flanked by two law enforcement officers.

Students chanted "Diversity," "Obama" and "Gay is OK." At one point, they broke into a chant of the Pledge of Allegiance, yelling, "Liberty and justice for all," according to the footage. After students dispersed, a flier remained on the ground reading "Zona libre de odio" — Spanish for "Hate-free zone."

Monday, November 17, 2008

This Is Completely Tasteless

Fetal Bites: America's #1 Fetus Cookie Cutter - Boing Boing

But pretty funny, in the wrong hands, i.e., mine. All I need do now is find the right person to send this to. Wonder if there are any baby showers coming up . . .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss 2008 -- see if Saxby is helping you!

While the control of the Congress by one party is suddenly a frightening thought (to Republicans, at least) there are some who argue that it will take one party control for at least a couple of years to repair the damage done by eight years of Bush and six of one party control.

Saxby Chambliss is one of those Republicans who promoted the current Administration and the status Republican quo.

Time for a change.

The Future of Colorado Republicans? A "Howard Dean" For Colorado's GOP: Marc Holtzman?
There is one man who has shown his dedication to leadership, was victimized by the powermad ideologcal nuts who gave us Bob Beauprez and Bob Schaffer, and who remains committed to seeing the party restored to its rightful majority position.

I'm talking about Marc Holtzman.

The left has Howard Dean, who lost his presidential primary at the hands of insiders but emerged triumphant as the Chairman of the DNC. Not only did he invest in races way outside "safe" Democrat strongholds, winning many of them-he built the infrastructure that allowed Barack Hussein Obama to outspend his opponent by giant sums and carry key "red" states like Colorado. Doesn't this story closely parallel Holtzman's? At least the first half?

I guess having your ass handed to you two elections in a row is oikely to make you see how the dreaded liberals managed it. All the giggling at Howard Dean'sscream aside, the man had the winning strategy. It'll be interesting to see how well and how long it will take the GOP to reclaim Colorado.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Further Proof of Alternative Realities

Power Line - The Importance of Being Careful
Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn't raise his standards, he will exceed Bush's total before he is inaugurated.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This Could Be Big

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes | Environment | The Observer
Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb. The miniature reactors will be factory-sealed, contain no weapons-grade material, have no moving parts and will be nearly impossible to steal because they will be encased in concrete and buried underground.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations, President Obama

It's 7:24 pm MST and MSNBC just called Ohio for Obama. With Pennsylvania already in his pocket, Obama will be sworn in next January. McCain goes back to being a member of the minority party. And Palin goes back to obscurity.

It's over.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Favorite Voting Video

Dirty Politics

Say 'Goodnight', Ted

Reid Says Stevens Cannot Serve - Roll Call
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was forced into the middle of Sen. Ted Stevens’ (R-Alaska) re-election bid late Saturday night after a senior Senate Democrat endorsed Stevens and called on voters to disregard his seven-count felony conviction.

In a bluntly worded release from his office, Reid warned that Stevens would not only face an ethics investigation but also expulsion proceedings regardless of his efforts to appeal the convictions.
UPDATE: Here's a petition asking Senate leaders to remove Stevens.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Take a Bite Out of Crime?

Tampa Police: Missing Teeth Gum Up Relationship
TAMPA - No one saw Louise Deeringer's false teeth behind the TV stand until it was too late.

By then, Deeringer and her boyfriend of 11 years, Guy Dugas, had been in such an argument over where the teeth were that Tampa police had arrested both of them.

It all started about 11:15 p.m. Thursday in a mobile home at 6012 Broadway Ave., where Deeringer confronted Dugas about where he had put her teeth, police said.

Dugas, 49, said he didn't know where her teeth were, but Deeringer, 56, didn't believe him, police said.

Dugas got angry and gave Deeringer what she told police were "flying lessons" – he tossed her up in the air and on the kitchen floor, police said.

Deeringer grabbed a kitchen knife and chased him outside, police said. She saw him re-enter through the back door and chased him down a hall, at one point saying, "You're going to tell me where my teeth are, or I'm going to kill you," police said.

Dugas ran into a bathroom, and Deeringer stabbed the bathroom door, police said.

After officers arrived, Deeringer found her teeth behind the TV stand, police said.

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