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August 30, 2014

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Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Adopt me. :)

I could live on the beach even if it was 102 and no breeze or the middle of a tropical storm.

Part of the fun of a boil is tossing all the food on the table and elbowing each other for it. First time I ever went to a crawfish boil, I asked what I could bring besides my world famous cheese ball and chips and they were shocked when I asked if they needed paper plates/ forks/ etc. Boy did I feel foolish.

AmPowerBlog

Linked: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/john-kerrys-demand-for-global-coalition.html

Beasts of England

Y'all are making me hungry! Seriously.

Jack is Back!

USA basketball only up 42 at the half, leads Finland 60-18

Is Michael Sam Finnish? Oh, wait, that's Sami:)

Bori

Daddy @3:53,

I totally agree with comment from AndrewZ,

"The media lying is due to a combination of fears – fear of being called racist, fear of Muslim fanatics, and above all a fear of the public. The establishment sees the working class as ignorant racist morons so they’re afraid to say anything that might give the mob an excuse to go on the rampage. It’s not just the rape gangs that see British people as “white trash”.

We experience something similar with how AA are treated in the media.

James D.

In looking around the net, I find that someone has done my idea. Why I can't find them in the local store is their problem.

Do it right with the right marketing and buy em out.

You could find that someone, burn down their office and let them know that was just a friendly warning to back out of the market.

Oh. Sorry. Ignore that. That was just my Sicilian blood coming to the surface for a moment...

Jack is Back!

Steph,

You'd fit in with Mrs. JiB. Her current project is cleaning, sanding, brightening and oiiling all our teak outdoor furniture which is consderable. Been working it all day for the last 4 days. Its the detail work she likes.

Plus having a nice sea breeze on your back by the pool area helps:

daddy

Do You Want to Know Why There’s No ISIS Strategy?

If you want to get some idea about why President Obama has not formulated a strategy for defeating ISIS, take a look at . . . Thursday.

Stephanie a proud athletic supporter...wut?

I need to crowd source and see if I can raise the funds for a 100" tv with multi split screen capability cause I'm gonna have carpel tunnel from changing channels to catch all the action.

Beasts of England

Not exactly an Iron Curtain showing by the Tide defense so far. Gee whiz.

Extraneus

We experience something similar with how AA are treated in the media.

And let's not forget how quickly the elites decided we'd seen enough of people jumping off the Twin Towers.

miss Marple

https://secure.in.gov/sos/securities/4114.htm

Indiana not only allows crow sourcing, it encourages it and sponsors a site

Bori

BoE,

Damn, I go to get a beer and the score is tied, WTF! I am fearful about your BP! (:

Beasts of England

Me too, Bori! I've been sent to the veranda for a five minute excessive cussing penalty!! Fine and timely punt, though!

Extraneus

...and how badly they want the citizens disarmed and universally feared the tea party rallies.

Why, it's almost as if they're afraid of what the public will do if it gets seriously pissed off.

Personally, I'd love to see the British public get seriously pissed off.

Centralcal on iPad

Hi all. I am going to the beach for 4 days and am tagged for dinner one night. Anybody got a great recipe for one of these "boils" y'all are talking about? I will have to use a stove since this is California, for gawd's sakes where they are outlawing fireplaces indoors, never mind bonfires on a beach.

I will have access to lots of shellfish, corn, red potatoes.

Extraneus

Wow, the Rams had the guts to cut Sam? I'm amazed.

henry

Sam must really s not have NFL level talent.

Captain Hate

HB Elliott. For our 39th anniversary, instead of going to Malabar Farm we went instead to the Mansfield Reformatory where Shawshank Redemption was filmed. We'll hit Malabar on a weekend when the leaves are prettier and anyway this was the last weekend the closed reformatory was open for just walking around tours. Also this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Shawshank either being filmed or released (I just Binged and it was the latter). Not that I have that much room to talk but if they incarcerated the severely overweight people, it would've been shut down for overcrowded conditions.

Bori

Personally, I'd love to see the British public get seriously pissed off.

There is one big problem there, no 2nd Amendment.

BTW, HB Elliot!!!

Ben

Obama has no ISIS, or ISIL or IS (the present vernacular) strategy?

Hmm. Not generally am I of a mind to defend the poseur, but just exactly would you do?

Humanitarian crisis? Time to carpet-bomb…

“The complex civil war, which has now morphed into a three-way free-for-all among rebels, the Syrian regime and a caliphate of Islamic extremists attacking virtually everyone, has driven at least 3 million people from Syria into neighboring countries. The movement is stressing already fragile nations such as Jordan and Lebanon, who have born the brunt of the exodus even as both deal with their own unstable internal political situations.

Turkey also has received hundreds of thousands of refugees and continues to struggle to control its own border; thousands of foreign Jihadi fighters have used Turkey to access the Syrian battlefield. They offset the tens of thousands of Syrian fleeing the fighting, leaving southern Turkey awash in desperate refugees and militants of all stripes.

In terms of world history, the IRC, considered one of the world’s most effective aid organizations, says the situation has reached a level of disaster not seen worldwide since the Rwandan genocide, more than 20 years ago that saw fewer people – about 1.5 million _ displaced but nearly a million killed. The casualties in the Syrian conflict have been estimated by the United Nations conservatively at over 200,000 dead since it began in early 2011.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/08/29/238157_syrias-violence-prompts-worse.html?sp=/99/100/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

rse

CC-I have a great cioppino recipe but there's no corn in it. Similar to wht they serve at Tadich's Grill in SF.

Anybody on JOM in the Orange Cty, CA area? Looks like I am headed out there this fall to speak.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

All that CC and just throw in some sausage (Andouille if you can get it) crab boil, and Old Bay.

4 pounds small red potatoes
5 quarts water
1 bag of crab boil seasoning
4 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
2 pounds Andouille or hot smoked link sausage, cut into 1½-inch pieces
6 ears of corn, halved
4 pounds large fresh shrimp (devein if your guests are wussies)

Cocktail sauce

Add potatoes to large pot, then add 5 quarts water and seasonings. Cover pot and heat to a rolling boil; cook 5 minutes. Add sausage and corn, and return to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Add shrimp to stockpot; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Serve with cocktail sauce.

daddy

UnPatriotic Bast**ds:(

Kraft orders limited recall of American cheese

Danube on iPad

Fire Lane Kiffen.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

BTW you can also add crab legs, clams, etc to the pot.

Now I'm hungry!

Jack is Back!

It wiill not change any single vote or suffer a penny in fundraising. That is a fact!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2738040/President-Obamas-travel-plans-set-ruin-private-jet-getaways-The-Hamptons.html

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Drudge has this - First openly gay NFL draftee without team...

Hah!

Happy Birthday, Elliott! Lots of love to you!! Herbert sends his regards. :)

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Now that Sams has been cut from the Rams any bets on whether he high tails it for Atlanta for Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend this weekend?

Ben

" Drain."

Drain? Don't you save that stock? Holy Moses.

Captain Hate

Wow, the Rams had the guts to cut Sam? I'm amazed.

One high draft choice squandered. I hadn't seen him play but all the experts said he wasn't any good as far as pro talent. Maybe the NFL can make him commissioner and let Goodell spend more time at Augusta National.

Beasts of England

Are you f*cking kidding me? Seriously?

Captain Hate

Welp I'm missing the Bojangles Conference already since the Big Ten network seems confused by this concept of high definition broadcasts

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

A climate "scientist" reacts to the news of the Rams cutting Michael Sam.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Holy spit, batman!

Someone need to make a quick trip to Huntsville for some cardio work? wait... what?

Bori

BoE,

Are you OK!

Jack is Back!

rse,

Tadich's Cold Weather Grill was a favorite when livimg in San Francisco because it was 2 blocks over from my office. Lunch was best because you avoid the pesky tourists, That was back when Abalone was the taste of the day:)

daddy

I know that Obama and Kerry are personally "enraged" at the Israeli's for not trying harder to win peace by going back to the '67 Border, but in light of this: Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days,

does anyone know if the Israeli's are supposed to give the Golan Heights back to the Assad Syrians, the free Army Syrians, the ISIS Syrians, or the peace loving Palestinian HAMASers?

Which bunch do Obama and Kerry favor as most trustworthy?

Extraneus

I have no recipe, but there's a place near me that sells take-out lobster boils. They do them in mesh bags, which seems pretty smart. Each serving is in a bag with everything in it (lobster, potatoes, corn on the cob, clams & thin sausages).

No idea how they get everything to be done at the same time. Maybe they pre-boil everything but the shellfish. I'd be interested if anyone knows.

Bori

Damn, that kid can fly!

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Drain? Don't you save that stock? Holy Moses.

If you don't drain it, it's gonna make the newspaper covered tables where you dump the food rather soggy. Duh.

But yea, I drain it into baggies if I'm gonna do a stock or stew in the near future.

Besides, on vacay what are you saving stock for?

daddy

A climate "scientist" reacts to the news of the Rams cutting Michael Sam.

If there's a place on the Ram's roster, they ought'a consider giving this gal a tryout: 56 Year Old Grandmother Slays Leopard With Sickle in 30-Minute Battle

Jack is Back!

Not surprisng about Sam - his pro day stats and times were terrible compared to other DE's. NFL is still about winning and putting bums in the seats. They also know that there is only 1.5 to 3% gays in America unlike the MFM.

Money talks, sexy issue of the day walks.

Extraneus

Do you suppose that's Wolfram, Janet?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

A climate "scientist" reacts to the news that Stephanie doesn't save her stock.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Do you suppose that's Wolfram, Janet?

Hah! No way. That climate guy maybe WISHES he was Wolfram....

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

sexy issue of the day walks.

Sams?

Not my definition of sexy issue but whatevs...

Hubs has called and the guys are demanding food. They're hanging out at a friends watching games and I've been rescreening screens and watching the games. (He deserved a day off) ;)


Laterz....

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

LOL, Janet.

Ben

A twofer !

It helps to save that embed code.

Jack is Back!

Bori,

The secret is the heat. We cook everything together from the get go. Remember it only takes about 10 minutes on a heat to get it all done.

CC,

Get a big pot, or even a huge can with a lid, stuff it with lobster or crab, add clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, chopped tomatoes, shrimp, potatoes, garlic, herbs and lots of butter. put in a misture of water, wine or beer and let it boil.

Remove from heat and pick and choose for each plate.

Yummy!

Jack is Back!

Well, Stephanie, he was the "sexy" issue of the day on the MFM and ESPN, don't take it literally but figuratively:)

Extraneus

Wolfram reacts to the premature bursting of his chausses.



"Nay! Not so soon! Wolfram felt his seed spill across his stomach in a warm, tingling rush, even as he heard himself moan."

Eric in Boise

Gridlock we much:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/us/at-ferguson-march-call-for-labor-day-highway-protest.html?_r=0

“We know about this from the ’60s,” said Jonell Calloway, 64, a retiree from the Army Reserve who said she had been among the first black students at her high school in Alabama and felt some of that same energy now.

Check out the kid in the picture checking out his messages on his device.

Yup, just like the 60s.

Beasts of England

Pro tip: don't forget the crab boil, centralcal! Two teaspoons per quart of water.

I'd provide a low country boil recipe, but my readout is still 180/120! ;)

glasater

Wow, the Rams had the guts to cut Sam?

I think Rush predicted this happening...

Extraneus

More than 40 Top Rated Romance Books, $1.99 Each

Kids, don't read these, and DON'T read my comments.

Ooops, to late. Sorry, kids.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Hah! Unicorn Vengeance is the BEST!

"Step One:

Find an old-timey synonym for pants:

"Her tiny fingers caressed him there and he thought he might burst his chausses."

That's from the first, not-quite-completed sex scene in Unicorn Vengeance, a goofy and ambitious Harlequin that at first seems most notable for its failure to include any unicorns or vengeance.

And from the second sex scene:

"The feel of her tongue in his ear was enough to send Wolfram bursting from his chausses."

And just a page and a half later:

"Her loose chemise followed suit with lighting speed, and the sight of her creamy flesh was enough to make him burst his chausses."

From this we can conclude that if you ever go back in time to the France of 1307 -- the book's setting -- you certainly won't go broke in the field of chausses repair."

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2010/12/09/does-the-harlequin-romance-unicorn-vengeance-boast-the-worst-sentence-ever-published-in-english-mayhap

miss Marple

No one writes good romances anymore. They are all full of sweaty stuff.

I prefer Georgette Heyer and Patricia Veryan.

daddy

Bori and Jack channelling Huckleberry Finn!

Bori: We cook everything together from the get go.

JiB: Get a big pot, or even a huge can with a lid, stuff it with lobster or crab, add clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, chopped tomatoes, shrimp, potatoes, garlic, herbs and lots of butter.

Huck Finn: The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it. She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn’t do nothing but sweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up. Well, then, the old thing commenced again. The widow rung a bell for supper, and you had to come to time. When you got to the table you couldn’t go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the victuals, though there warn’t really anything the matter with them,—that is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself. In a barrel of odds and ends it is different; things get mixed up, and the juice kind of swaps around, and the things go better.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I just ordered a Washington Redskins t-shirt today.
I'm not even a fan....but I can't STAND the tyranny of the whiners these days.

I'll wear my Redskins t-shirt with my Duck Dynasty camo pants & go out to eat at Chick-fil-A.
...maybe order something from Hobby Lobby when I get home.

daddy

Re: that Huck Finn quote I posted above, the link was to a site that has Twain's original Huck Finn text, posted next to the updated modern Huck Finn text that I assume is being foisted upon our school-children.

What an abomination! Simply read that wonderful paragraph I posted at 05:39 above, then read the modern update below:

Modern Huck Finn: The widow cried when I came back. She called me a poor lost lamb and a lot of other names, but she didn’t mean any harm. She made me wear those new clothes, which made me sweat and feel cooped up all over again. Then all the fuss over rules started up again. For example, whenever the widow rang the supper bell, you had to drop what you were doing and come to the table. When you sat down to eat, you had to wait for her to bow her head and pray, even though there wasn’t anything wrong with the food—except for the fact that she separated everything on the plate, which doesn’t make the food taste as good as it does when it gets jumbled together and the flavors mix.

What bilge, what dreck, what lifeless sappy blather:( When they turn it into an Audio book they'll probably even supply a laugh track.

Gad, I weep for the next generation.

Eric in Boise

She gave him a "come hither" look and began to languidly unbutton her bodice. Unfortunately, the roast pheasant and claret had combined in his innards, and he tewwted in his chausses.
Whereupon, she made a hasty exit.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

After all Sam Clemens did spend his last days on Long Island and even visited Southampton once. albeit the one in Bermuda (sigh).

But he did visit my Great grandfather's sport shop there on Church street across from the old Hamilton Hotel (now a parking lot for City Hall.)

Man Tran on iPhone

In an interesting convergence of climate crap, capital cronyism, and serious engineering, check out the LUN.

Klemsun is running the operation and my old sidekick from Ginormous Research Institute is doing the deed. (He is the guy with the Bolton 'stash and is a Klemsun grad.) Not bad for his fourth career.

Discussing the problems with another bud with a tribology background, the real killer for the big turbines is Brinelling of the bearings, because they spend a tremendous amount of their time loaded, but not turning.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Redskins is a Powerful Name - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SFqadRTQ0

daddy

I don't know if Mark Twain went to Heaven or to Hell, but if he went to Hell my guess is he's damned in perpetuity to sit in a Faculty Lounge listening silently as Journalism Proffesors and English majors sit around discussing how to improve the text of Huck Finn.

Beasts of England

lol, Eric!!!

Eric in Boise

I've got a ten-spot that says the "n" word has also disappeared from the new edition, daddy.

daddy

the real killer for the big turbines ...

Man Tran,

I'd prefer a slightly different "killer for the Big Turbans..."

Centralcal on iPad

Wow, I am really hungry now. I think I will do a mixture of Stephanie and Jack's ideas. About the "bag of crab boil seasoning" - will it be on Calif supermarket shelves? In the spice section or some other aisle? Is there any particular brand name you guys favor?

RSE - in my very Italian family, cioppino is 2nd nature - and we are very picky about ours. I have been to Tadich Grill years ago, but didn't have their cioppino.

Thanks all.

Elliott

Thank you for your birthday wishes. I very much appreciate them.

Happy anniversary, CH!

daddy

JiB,

Did great grandaddy try to fight City Hall?

Laura White

Beyond dreadful Huck Finn. I who have read whatever book it was that had Tom and Huck on safari in Africa (and at one point in a hot-air balloon) do understand that not all of Twain was Olympian, but to screw up Huck Finn takes the special malicious ignorance of someone with an Ed. degree. Am appalled.

Beasts of England

Zatarain's liquid crab boil. Non-concentrate. It should be on the spice aisle, centralcal!

Captain Hate

I just ordered a Washington Redskins t-shirt today. I'm not even a fan....but I can't STAND the tyranny of the whiners these days.

For all of Danny's flaws as an owner, he will not back down on this.

Beasts of England

Terrible call against the WVU bench. C'mon...

daddy

When her bodice fell off he did hoot
And his chausses burst ope' for his "flute"
but the claret and pheasant
spurred a spasm unpleasant
and with Unicorn vengeance did'st he tewwt!

narciso

I had a mushroom and swiss inversion burger today (Burger King) seriously 'winning the future' is wrong with people, btw, the new Vollman collection of stories, has some interesting bits about Yugoslavia, Italy and even Mexico under the French regency, but not interesting enough,

Buford Gooch

Happy birthday, Elliot.

Happy International Bacon Day to everyone.

Extraneus

Wolfram was a lot younger in that pic.

Extraneus

Btw, is that a lute?

"Fear rose in her chest as she recalled the gleam of avarice that had lit her eyes and she wondered whether he coveted her lute."
Threadkiller

Harlequin Hystericals

Threadkiller

Where is Dr Weevil to get this thread back on track?

henry

TK, he's trying to find out what a lute is.

Extraneus

Andrew McCarthy:

In Search of a Strategy

Obama isn't the only one who needs a coherent approach to the worldwide jihad.

The Islamic State’s recent beheading of American journalist James Foley is not the only thing that captured Washington’s attention of late. The Beltway was also left aghast at the jihadisst’ rounding up of over 150 Syrian soldiers, forcing them to strip down to their underpants for a march through the desert, and then mass-killing them execution style.

Shocking, sure, but isn’t that what the GOP’s foreign-policy gurus were telling us they wanted up until about five minutes ago? Not the cruel method but the mass killing of Assad’s forces. Nothing oh nothing, we were told, could possibly be worse than the barbaric Assad regime. As naysayers — like your faithful correspondent — urged the government to refrain from backing “rebels” who teem with rabidly anti-American Islamic-supremacist savages, top Republicans scoffed. It was paramount that we arm the rebels in order to oust Assad, even though “we understand [that means] some people are going to get arms that should not be getting arms,” insisted Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Turns out that quite a lot of people who shouldn’t have gotten arms have gotten quite a lot of arms. And that is because Syria is not the only place as to which Republicans urged Obama to ignore federal laws against arming and otherwise supporting terrorists. They did it in Libya, too.

Eric in Boise

And his chausses burst ope' for his "flute"

If you're not at least a clarinet guy, you're not a real man.

Extraneus

He singes McCain, then adds this:

There is no excuse for a president of the United States to have no strategy against an obvious threat to the United States. But at least with Obama, it is understandable. He is hemmed in by his own ideology and demagoguery. The main challenge in the Middle East is not the Islamic State; it is the fact that the Islamic State and its al-Qaeda forebears have been fueled by Iran, which supports both Sunni and Shiite terrorism as long as it is directed at the United States. There cannot be a coherent strategy against Islamic supremacism unless the state sponsors of terrorism are accounted for, but Obama insists on seeing Iran as a potential ally rather than an incorrigible enemy.

Finally...

But the GOP should take note: The jihad is not a problem we can delegate to the Muslim Brotherhood, either. We will not defeat our enemies until we finally recognize who they are — all of them.
Threadkiller

Contrabass Clarinet 

daddy

is that a lute?

According to Melissa, one of the Customer Reviewers at Amazon, it is indeed a Lute.

The heroine, Genevieve, lives in France and spies in her home the assassin who killed her brother and his knights. She is alone in the world but full of righteous vengeance and travels to Paris to confront her brother's killer, she is armed with only her lute. Genevieve plays her lute in a Parisian square and who should come along but the assassin. Does Genevieve kill him; no she is too astounded to see him...

You will have to click here to find out more, but beware, it contains spoilers.

Eric in Boise

Contrabass Clarinet

Showoff.

Beasts of England

That's what she said!

Jack is Back!

we are waxing boards in anticipation of Tommorrow.

Gators v. Vandals top of the hour on ESPN.

daddy

I'm beginning to think it might be better to not even attempt to catch-up with the threads today:)

Jeff Dobbs

At the bar playing pool, no chance to catch up.

someone just put the Gourds on the juke box.

Excellent.

kthxbai

narciso

I noted in a recent Carlos Slim piece, they buried the most incendiary remarks of Crump on the second to last paragraph:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/290290/

Jack is Back!

hit,

Ever played billiards on a regulation table? Have a gerat story of when I did:)

Eric in Boise

I'm beginning to think it might be better to not even attempt to catch-up with the threads today:)

The important thing is that we've all been able to stay consistently off topic. We're seriously in the zone this evening.

centralcal

Thanks Beasts! Your the Bests.

Was wondering what the crab boil bag was all about. Zatarains or Old Bay? You say Zatarains!

I kinda liked Jack's idea of beer or wine added to the water. Yes or no, to that? I mean what in hell could it hurt? Unless of course I drink more than I add to the pot, right?

I surfed the web and also saw a recommendation to have melted butter available when eating. You recommend?

Do y'all eat this with a good crusty bread, too? There is a renowned bakery with European style artisan breads right where I am a going.

Danube on iPad

As I watch Georgia and Clemson, my subconscious wrestles with this one: what is the principle that requires us to drop bombs on Libyan soil, but forbids us to do so on Syrian soil?

Beasts of England

A win's a win, but that was a very poor performance on defense.

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