Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Penthouse Stallion WTF?

What I See

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EPA knocked off its Christmas tree!

EPA & Dems Bitch-slapped
Unanimous Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Property Owners in Sackett v. EPA

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This says it all ...

The position taken in this case by the Federal Government—a position that the Court now squarely rejects—would have put the property rights of ordinary Americans entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) employees.

The reach of the Clean Water Act is notoriously unclear. Any piece of land that is wet at least part of the year is in danger of being classified by EPA employees as wetlands covered by the Act, and according to the Federal Government, if property owners begin to construct a home on a lot that the agency thinks possesses the requisite wetness, the property owners are at the agency’s mercy. The EPA may issue a compliance order demanding that the owners cease construction, engage in expensive remedial measures, and abandon any use of the property. If the owners do not do the EPA’s bidding, they may be fined up to $75,000 per day ($37,500 for violating the Act and another $37,500 for violating the compliance order). And if the owners want their day in court to show that their lot does not include covered wetlands, well, as a practical matter, that is just too bad. Until the EPA sues them, they are blocked from access to the courts, and the EPA may wait as long as it wants before deciding to sue. By that time, the potential fines may easily have reached the millions. In a nation that values due process, not to mention private property, such treatment is unthinkable. Justice Alito's concurring opinion

I am gob smacked that it was unamimous.  Shows just how far this rogue agency has been driven by the enviro-wacko lobby.

Shopping antics

Coulda been, until the nose booger.

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This sounds like you using an alias in England while shopping with Mo Sup

El Jefe

Cooking With Poo


Well yeah, when the wife's Obama voting in-laws come for dinner, but ... well, I never considered following through—  even though they eat it.   Tell me more. Is it, like, sterile?  Like urine?

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Lick the spoon clean, and no dishes to wash!


Today's nutritious, delicious
Spanish teacher:  "Rodger, translate 'Frijoles Negros'"
Rodger:                "Freed slaves?"

IRS + Police =

Police State Culture                   

IRS may share tax info with police [to fight fraud]

Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you brother
You can't have one without the other

Love and marriage, love and marriage
It's an institute you can't disparage
Ask the local gentry
And they will say it's elementary

Try, try, try to separate them
It's an illusion
Try, try, try, and you will only come
To this conclusion

Just call anybody ...

Police State Culture                   

Today's quote from the peanut gallery ..

The National Security Agency (NSA) has immediate openings for college graduates who majored in Middle Eastern studies. Additional credit will be given to applicants who are literate in Farsi and Persian. To apply, just call anybody.

Sir H the Comet

Today, you are either Churchill or you are Chamberlain

Today, you are either Churchill or you are Chamberlain - Ann Barnhardt

Know your enemy

Know your enemy
.... I’ll concede the point that if this Executive Order was issued by – get this – Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton, I could buy the idea that it was merely an emergency protocol housekeeping item of some sort geared toward the reaction of the Federal Government after a nuclear attack. I’d be skeptical, but I would be open to the argument.

Not so now. These people are totalitarian tyrants who are no longer even trying to hide their intentions. See the bulleted items above. There comes a point where you have to pull your head out of the sand, synthesize a massive dataset into its obvious, coherent output, and be willing to know the worst, and to provide for it. [...]

Remember, people exactly like Ed Morrissey and his ilk were calling everyone warning of Hitler’s danger to mankind “alarmist”, “conspiracy theorists” and “paranoid” up until 4:40 am on September 1, 1939 when the Luftwaffe attacked Weilun. And before that mess was over, 70 million human beings were dead. The hell that the Obama regime is determined to unleash on the world will make World War II look like a mere bar fight. Yeah, I’m sorry I can’t tell you the day, hour and minute that open war is going to break out, both overseas and here in the homeland, or the exact date, time and high-tick in the markets before the entire system implodes. but ...

 El Jefe

Old Spice Means Quality Said the Captain ..


Still Tasty

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I don't think this has the same daily utility as the Cook's Thesaurus, but Still Tasty is worth knowing about.  Now we do, thanks to Cowboy Don.  One of the things I learned is spices have a shelf life, Imagine that.  Turmeric's is 2-3 years.  Mine, then, is 39 years past do.  But wait ...

.To test whether a spice or herb is still potent enough to be effective: Rub or crush a small amount in your hand, then taste and smell it- if the aroma is week and the flavor not obvious, the herb or choice should  be replaced.

Okay, I tested the turmeric.  It has an unpleasant taste and it smells like something.  Good to go!  And what the hell, I can't even pass that test anymore.  Your experience may vary.  Also, to any anal retentive readers who are bothered that my spices are not alphabetized;  bugger off.  I'm a speed reader.

Chicago Retro

Retro Chicago,  a zillion pictures

Mother would stroller us to  the Lincoln Park zoo to see Mr. Bushman.  He looked down her blouse, and I wanted to beat him up. As I remember.  Lots more retro pictures (click), some of which ring a bell. Via cuzzin rickey, who lived in Wheaton, but wasn't born yet and remembers none of this.

Tea Party Jumps the Shark

Finally, Romney gets tea party support

isn't that special