Saturday, November 08, 2008

Weird (Kitchen) Science

I'm Going Where No Man Woman Person Redneck Cook Has Ever Gone Before...

Anyone ever heard of something I want to make for dinner tonight...loosely called "Chicken and Crab Oscar Pizza"?

Only a few references to anything close are to be found thus far on the Internet, and none meet my high standards and the personal expectations of my highly refined pallet.

I'm heading over to a couple of grocery stores to see if I can find the ingredients lurking in the isles of the canned goods and produce department.

Wish me luck...if you will...

(and stay tuned to a review of my results later this evening...)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Just In Case You've Forgotten

And For All You Poor Victims Of Modern Public "Government" Schools...

I'd like to offer you the opportunity to watch a great comedian offer a history lesson...having benefited from living in our once great country and understanding how fortunate he was to have been born here rather than the place President Obama envisions it to be:

(I tripped over this while hangin' out watching comedy on Youtube this afternoon, avoiding the rain here in Eastern Tennessee...)

Big Crash In The US Auto Industry?

Let Them Eat Cake...

Sorry folks, but of all of the industries out there including the "mortgage" industry and the "banking" business, I have even less respect for the "automobile" industry.

Whether you know it or not, the American Automobile industry has screwed the American public time and time again--most noticeably in their responsibility for lobbying congress and paying local officials to dismantle local and regional mass transportation in the post WWII era in an effort to put an automobile in every driveway.

All of those quaint trolleys and streetcars you see in pictures of pre WWII American Cities?

Gone courtesy of General Motors, Henry Ford, and the United Auto Workers.

Now fast forward through time to today (and forgetting the crappy, worthless, unreliable vehicles GM and Ford were selling the post 70's "Arab oil crisis" American public up through the 1980's), and America finds itself with garages full of gas guzzling SUV's WHICH THEY DEMANDED TO BE ALLOWED TO BUY every two or three years and then what happens???

GASOLINE PRICES GO THROUGH THE ROOF, and the economy slows just slightly, the Automakers demand Government intervention with taxpayer dollars to avoid bankruptcy, and regular Americans are forced to adopt the same policies I've been employing for the past twenty years.

Here's my little secret...

Drive what you got in your garage, and fix it when it breaks, and keep driving it until THE WHEELS FALL OFF and can't be put back on with bolts or bobby pins or bailing wire or super glue.

Unlike my teen aged years and early twenties, today my ego and self worth/image are quite comfortably separate from the cost and appearance of the conveyance in which I arrive at any given gathering on any given day.

And when you want some shits and grins, I suggest that you can always go out and rent yourself a Limousine and arrive in style at the restaurant with your guests like I'm doing this Christmas.

Got it?

Any questions?

Then that will be all...

for now...


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Dem's 2012?

Let's Just Cut To The Chase...

First they nationalize the Venezualian Oil business, now He's taken the biggest gold mine under "government control"...what's next...and where will it happen???

These days I'm mostly trying shuttin' up about politics because just thinking about writing about it makes my spleen and head hurt... and besides...I'm having too much fun out here on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River where we're all employed and already have health care and not one single house on my street is in forclosure as far as I know.

So shoot me for being white and male and quite well compensated as a result of having spent the better parts of 25 years dragging my incorrigable undiciplined ass through primary, secondary, and two separate tenures in engineering school in order to be able to wallow around here in Eastern Tennesse where I find myself living and working today.

Don't need no "stimulus package", don't need no mortgage bailout, don't need no help with my 401K, and most of all...

don't need no CHANGE.

Hey President Elect Obama...Don't call me.

And I won't call YOU.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

And Toto Too?

And Your Little Dog Too...

I've thus far failed to take the time to put up some pictures of how our little Missy the Turbo Pup spent her Halloween last weekend.

Basically she was busy scaring herself doing her best impression of "The Wicked Witch of Eastern Tennessee"...

Change Truth

Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself...

"The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House."

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro--Wall Street Journal


When I Look In My Pants Pockets...

In a few years, I'm afraid that's all I'm going to have left...

(and just wait until Reid & Pelosi get the "Fairness Doctrine" re-instituted, and you come here to the Internet and all you see is a blank page or your turn on your radio and all you hear is NPR.)

(and just wait until a couple of the old Geezers on the Supreme Court announce their retirement February 1st next year and our next president puts his lunatic choices on the highest court in the land and they proceed to re-write the Constitution...)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I May Hate Myself In The Morning

Why Do I Do Things Like This?

I don't care who you vote for or why, but if you're legally registered, warm and breathing, and lucid enough to drive or walk to your polling place...

For God's sake go VOTE today.

It's not a Constitutional RIGHT, but it is a privilege and a civic RESPONSIBILITY.

(OK...if you're a sniveling, booger eating, bed wetting, tree hugging socialist progressive leftist liberal...stay home and watch CNN, Oprah, and The View...)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Out Of Thin Air...

Democratic Solutions Cometh...

As always, in a sense of fairness (and in the words of FOX News...balance), I find myself in the position of gladly reporting that the $5.00 donation I gave to the Obamaraman Presidential Campaign using a false name and address information was returned two days after the charge appeared on my credit card.

I'm in no way dispeased by this event because I really didn't want to be one of a million people that ended up pouring five or ten million dollars into his campaign in order to simply make a political and ethical point which could have ended up backfiring--boosting the Democratic campaign over the top to victory in the last days of October.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of loaves of my patented Banana Bread in my oven and I've been up since 3:30 AM planning what will be another impossible hectic day at the office, so you'll have to excuse me while I go shave my fuzzy face and shower my ever greying, ever balding head in preparation for leaving the Turbo Pup's compound here on the banks of the Mighty Tennessee River in order to make my return to the "real world" this morning.

Dang it..