Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday's Special - Liver Transplant

In days of old, when knights were bold,
and rubbers weren't invented ...
Res Ipsa Loquitor

Before Ted Kennedy and LBJ shoved Medicare down the nation's throat, with the usual false promises of cost containment, and pish-poshing the danger of  creeping socialism, Doctors actually competed amongst one another for business. Some (I am not making this up) actually made house calls!  What Medicare did of course is set a "minimum price" for all medical procedures.  That $84.98 appendectomy was set at $98; don't try to dicker.  It took me another 20 years to realize that while not all liars are Democrats, all Democrats are liars.

Gee Dad- It's a Wurlitzer!

Free Online Documentaries: Films, Movies and Videos online

Wow!~  Who needs the Hitler channels anymore?  The really neat thing about old documentaries is Hollywood haven't rewritten history to correspond with their PC, Leftwing serving worldview.

 N.O. Really!



Claims Chinese hacked paper's computers

"We really are on Americas side!"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Worthless loans


But, I have a degree ... in Journalism!
Is there a collej degree more worthless?

This is big trouble, in the making.  Among other things, one of the big issues will be the expectation that student loans for worthless degrees should be forgiven..... and then, as taxes upon taxes kick in, there will be a growing resentment among those with limited earnings potential, regarding them having to pay social security and Medicare entitlements for the generations before them..... with the limited prospect of ever receiving any of those benefits themselves. 

Think social unrest on a grand scale.  
-Cuzzin Ricky

Aw, ur lust a big tazej

Oh My

Watch the kids at the 2 minute mark as well. This guard has a lot more patience than I would have... --Chris

Through - not In the rye


Coming through the rye ...

I took another crack at rye bread yesterday.  I had trouble getting it off the peel and into the oven, so it deflated a little.  Still, it came out looking good and had a nice thump.  I told MoSup that, while it might taste good, it's so time consuming that in the future I'll leave it to the bakery.   My New York Pizza dough takes three days percolating, but only five minutes to assemble. This rye bread takes 8 hours with constant kneading and smashing and all the glayvin.  But today I sliced into it and  made a BLT on rye.  Best rye bread I ever tasted.  Dammit.

The CNN Vajayjays

What's the play coach?
Res Ipsa Loquitor

CNN also added one to its ranks, poaching Chris Cuomo from ABC News. In a release Tuesday, CNN said Cuomo - the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) - will have a “major role” in a new morning show and across the network. According to the Associated Press and Politico, he is expected to pair up with CNN’s Erin Burnett to host a new show that will replace “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.” TPN

Some shake-up.  Let me axe you something.  What began CNN's slide into obscurity?  That's right; Fox News.   And, what did  FNC do that created such a television news whirlwind?  That's right.  They put together a news team, headed by Brit Hume—who had a sterling reputation at ABC News where he spakled  as White House correspondent.

The Fox News hour, including the evening news with
Shepard Smith, covered all the news, including stuff  the alphabet networks avoid like Nancy Pelosi avoids travelling coach.    That is, they dared Democrats to explain themselves.  A new paradigm for success?  You'd think.

Just a week into CNN president Jeff Zucker’s tenure, he's painting the red walls a different shade of red.  He's saying, "Damn the West Coast Offense, I'm going with the T-formation!"  Failure percolating.  His greatest achievement will be to fire Piers Morgan; but also the easiest. The whole lineup reeks howvever. Nobody deserves to stay.

What would I do?  Why I'd emulate FOX, and I'd quit tailoring my news so as not to offend foreigners.  But first, I'd have to un-ban word "foreigner."

Take This Waltz

   At The Cinema                           

Take This Waltz

Very quietly Seth Rogen has crept onto my list of people whose movies I'll watch just because he's in them.  Most of them, I mean all of them that I've seen,  are quirky (The Green Hornet, Zack and Miri Make a PornoSuperbad, Freaks and Geeks), but never ever slap-stick. And funny.  And Rogen's character is always cool, and that goes for Waltz.

Take This Waltz (2011) was written and directed by Sarah Polley, and is nominally a Chick Flick listed as comedy/drama— "A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

I loved this movie (it receives just 6.5 stars on IMDB).  The dialog between Michelle (the "good wife"),  her husband (Rogen), and paramour (Luke Kirby) fairly crackles.  There are times when you'll be startled, and surprised. And,  there is, in the end something of an understated Greek tragedy quality imposed.

My guess is that everyone in the family will love it.  Little Tommy—because  Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman are quite  naked; mom and dad—because both will see something of themselves in it.  Five Stars for me.    

Disclaimer - I no longer go to the cinema, nor pay any attention to what films are popular, or not.  So, Take This Waltz may have won 10 Academy Awards and I shall not have known it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rand Paul - The 2% that's good about the Senate

If you see this on tonight's news (aside from maybe Fox), let us know.

Smells fishy to me

Res Ipsa Loquitor

An elderly married couple were at home watching TV.

The husband had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and a porn channel.

The wife became more and more annoyed and finally said: "For god's sake! Leave it here. You already know how to fish!"

Merrily Sue

Don't fire till you see the Red in their eyes

Twenty years ... .   
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"... policies have made it difficult, if not a punishable offense, for military chaplains to read passages of Leviticus, pray aloud in the name of God at a soldier’s funeral, or preside over traditional services." 
Get in Line

Are you struck by the irony, if somewhat grotesque,  here?  If you're younger than 50, it's not so likely as the other way.  When "Godless Communism" referred to the Soviet Block, and we were all "Praise the Lord, and Pass the Ammunition." Things have seriously flip-flopped in just, well, since 1992,  really.


Gary Larsen

Science historian James Burke's series, Connections,  used to be a staple on early Hitler cable channels,  and I loved it.  So much so that I finally went searching for it on NetFlix; not carried. But, Lo! The series has it's own .  For them what like that kind of stuff.

Monday, January 28, 2013


Make yur own ..

This oughta give the  Feinsteins shit hemorrhages—and new windmills to tilt at. . 
Tom Smith

Popes and Goats

Rorschach Tests I Almost Failed

Jefferson, Webster, Kissinger and some Twat

Thomas Jefferson; Daniel Webster; Henry Kissinger; WTF?
 Hillary Clinton?

Brit Hume was as circumspect as any human could be in analyzing Hillary's tenure as Sec/State.  I—having followed her career closely, from Cattlegate, through Travelgate, FBIgate, and myriad other gates, and watched her associates in land fraud and myriad campaign frauds marched off to the hoosegow, while she skated—am unable
I would rather live in a society which treated children as adults than one which treated adults as children. — Lizard
to be more circumspect than calling her a serial liar, cheat and con man extraordinaire. 

Calling her the most evil woman in all of American history, while true, would only damage my reputation for sagaciousness, so I will here demur.  But, the same democrat media slugs who  crowned her the "greatest woman lawyer" in the land in 1992, despite being unable to cite a single achievemt, have now given us our Greatest Secretary State; again, without citation, except the word of Worst President in all History.  What a bunch of C-nts.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Grin and Bare it

She Wants a Pulitzer, 
And She'll  Do What it Takes!

  Sheriff -You're on Your Own. Get a Gun!

I've been busy honing my bagel and pizza skills, and have been rewarded with an A+ for crust, and an A+ for (new) sauce from LooLoo, and an A for bagels from MoSup.  The best part is, I only grade myself "C" on the lot, so after practice --, Nobel Pizza Prize Here I Come!

I was tempted to put down my peel for this heads up from Rob the RAK, but just about that time I dropped a scalding hot dutch oven containing our Sunday  pork roast/navy bean dinner.  Fortunately, Mo Sup had just swept the kitchen floor, so ... you know.  It was delicious.

Anyway, here's that Rob video what warmed the cockles of my heart (what is a cockle?) and made me forget the awful basketball game I watched Saturday when the Terps got :homered" into a 20 point so called loss.

Welcome to Virginia

Oh My

Red Ryder

I have a prescription, but ...

I have a doctor's prescription for this, but ...

... I gave all my money to poor children.  Sigh.  But that's okay.  Sigh.

cuzzin ricky

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Yorkers give Cuomo the FINGER

... passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Res Ipsa Loquitor

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.”

 — Albert Einstein, “My First Impression of the U.S.A.”, 1921 "
Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.

   Gun-range owners and gun-rights advocates are encouraging hundreds of thousands of owners to defy the law, saying it’d be the largest act of civil disobedience in state history.

    “I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.

"Political officials might want to consider those experiences, as well as a recent poll finding two-thirds of Americans willing to defy tighter gun restrictions, before setting themselves up for public demonstrations of their impotence in the face of mass defiance"

Prancing twats like Cuomo think  they can do anything they want, now that Obama's overwhelming popularity (ahem)  has been revalidated at the polls.  While I'm convinced that the Obamas would like nothing more than to entice us into missteps that justify imposing martial law, they have to choose something that doesn't ignite the rebellion people are beginning  to see as inevitable.  I look for them to backpedal; they have to—as long as we are UNIFIED in resistance.

Cookie num num Butter num num num

Damn You Trader Joe's!——


Res Ipsa Loquitor

Suicide ?


Enemy on the Move

Res Ipsa Loquitor

Best Friends

Best Friends

cuzzin ricky

Court smacks down Obama- finally

"As rules by the Government are one-size-fits-all, any governmental determination of an individual’s abilities must be based on a bureaucratic assessment of the lowest possible denominator. The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law.

President Obama, in his reelection campaign, referred frequently to the “needs” of himself and his opponent, alleging that each has more money than he “needs.”

But where in the Constitution is it written that the Government is in charge of determining “needs”? And note that the president did not say “I have more money than I need,” but “You and I have more than we need.” Who elected him to speak for another citizen?"  Mamet

Skoonj mentioned at last night's staff meeting that the " article by David Mamet about gun control is excellent. My only surprise is that it is in Newspeak/Daily Beast."

Communists Cheer On Obama’s Gun Grab 
  • Duh.

Biden: Mental Health Check May Have Prevented Virginia Tech Shooting. Or even my election as—

"As rules by the Government are one-size-fits-all, any governmental determination of an individual’s abilities must be based on a bureaucratic assessment of the lowest possible denominator.

The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law."

So, Biden suggests that the government establish a template to determine who is a mental health risk to society.  One can safely assume that Communists Cheer Biden's Mental Health Check  The Soviets made liberal use of the ploy to quiet dissidents, by declaring them insane and filing them away in a "health farm." 

Do I have to say it?  That's right. 

Friday, January 25, 2013


Gary Larsen

(Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading."

I've watched several TEDs without know who TED is, so I looked it up.  Okay.  That's good.  But any group saying they want to disseminate "ideas worth spreading" — ahem.    Past presenters include Bill Clinton,  Al Gore, Gordon Brown, and  Richard Dawkins.  We  know too well what these people think is worthwhile, so caveat emptor.  Still, it's always a good thing to know what the arguments are, and last night I watched Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world .  

A spell binding performance in my view; your's may differ. The "Algo Trading" section made me quite sit up. Specifically, the 9/18/08 market crash (that "buckled the economy 'til the Banks pancaked into the rising dust ... " ).   

Slavin suggests that two competing algorithms colliding sent the system out of control.  There is in my mind every reason to fear this sort of thing, even expect it.  But I can't help noticing how timely this events was for one Mr. Barack Obama.  There was no better moment in time for his then floundering campaign.  This opportunity for the DNC (that they seized immediately!) to make him the face of the Democrat Party's solution for a financial disaster.  A disaster they blamed, with media spin, on the stupid, reckless George Bush policies.   I propose that if programmers can create those trading algorithms, they can also create timely collisions.  Watch the 18 minute presentation.  It's beautifully presented by Slavin, with a  twinkle in his eye.

Things to do

Res Ipsa Loquitur
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Obama Closing Air Defense on Mexico Border

This means the southern border of the United States of America will be more vulnerable to attack from low flying aircrafts, low altitude missiles, and other infiltrations such as smuggling or wetbacks from Kenya. .
Obama Closing Air Defense System on U.S./Mexico Border: Texas & America Vulnerable to Attack from Low Altitude Missiles and Aircraft

Tom Smith

The Third Amendment


Tell Me What The Third Amendment Addresses.
No. 134 Dexter Street is not the answer.

From Tommy Mann - a decent explanation of the Bill of Rights with emphasis on the Third Amendment, and what happens if a corrupt government sends agents into your home, rapes your women—or, My God, even your sons!—and shoots your dog under the pretext that you did not pay an illegal tax.  Sort of.

The narrator's voice seems oddly familiar, but I can't place it.  John Wayne?  No, that's not it.  Anyway, it's beside the point, which is that we are not immune from being assaulted by our own rogue government. 

As an aside, the You Tube comments are interesting. (

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Today's Culture

They Love This Guy!

Even flies can smell it. Previously (July 2010)

Poor thing II

The answer to 4 down

Smoke Cookers


Uuni: the wood-fired pizza oven that fits inside a suitcase

As seen HERE

That via Tom Smith. Also, here's a novel twist (video) on making pulled pork with a homemade smoker from- of course-Alton Brown. (recipe)  Take note of a gas oven's water vapor.  The genius of this Indoor Pulled Pork is the air tight Aluminum foil package.  Still, I'm not convinced that it's better than the slowcooker recipe. My first attempt at it was perection, but the second fell short for some reason.

Liquids, Solids and Gasses

Oh My

Like a frightened turtle!

 The Humanity                         

                        Res Ipsa Loquitor

There is one word only to best describe this: Shrinkage.

René De Beaumarchais says:

Like a frightened turtle!

Shrinkage! Click for more festivity
                      Little Tommy Smith

Oh that poor thing ...

 What You Saw                             

What I SEE

You'd have to be a pretty black-hearted canker blossom not to feel badly for this young lady's obvious plight.  Unless?  Unless what?

Res Ipsa Loquitor

This erstwhile Manhattan bride left her betrothed at the altar after she heard him expressing to his groomsmen an  admiration for Sarah Palin, and questioning Obama's dubious citizenship.

The America I grew up in


A levelheadedness not known in the United States Senate

Gun Ban Motion Fails - Hilarity Ensues

A citizen addresses the Oak Harbor City Council encouraging them to support firearm owners and firearm safety and a councilman makes a motion for a new ordinance banning firearms in the council chambers which is against our state law.
The councilman then leaves the chambers after the motion fails stating he will not stay in chambers as long as armed citizens are present.

Mayor Scott Dudley reminds council members of oath they took to defend the Laws and Consitution of the United States and of the State of Washington.

As an aside, it turns out that the two members voting to ban firearms had previously tried to pass a motion to ban hats at council meetings.  There can be little doubt that their party affiliation is (D).

The story behind this video can be viewed at:


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

num num num num num

Comment of the Week
A very attractive woman goes to a plastic surgeon for breast reduction surgery. The doctor gets everything set up and says to her, "First, I have to numb them. Is that okay?" When she gives her permission, he leans in and goes, "Num num num num num..."

Did I get that one from here?

STFU Hillary

Clinton Culture                   

Pure Billshit

How wonderful if some Republican Senator had said (condescendingly): "Mrs Clinton, would you like to take a few minutes to regain your composure?"   Would have sent her through the roof.

Earlier, like in 1993 when she was forced to explain her cattle futures "magic," she was like a deer in the headlights.  This is pure Bill Clinton "outrage' tactic—trust me here— learned from Bill, who always, when faced with an unpleasant truth in public will express violent outrage.  .

anti the anti anti-depressents

Shifting the Blame
Res Ipsa Loquitor

Here's an interesting list for perusal. "Better Living Through Chemistry"?
Seems to me the assault should be on the drug companies not the 2nd amendment.
Click on the blue 'What' to access a story. Click on a red column heading to sort the index by that column.
** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
Prozac Antidepressant
**10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant
**14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med
**14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student

Skyhawker Doug sent me this link to SSRI Stories Antidepressant Nightmares.  Included is the chart partially shown above.

"Seems to me the assault should be on the drug companies not the 2nd amendment."

Why?  All this shows is that some (very high) percentage of shooters are unstable (duh), and that some of them have a prescription for an antidepressant.  It does not show how many were prescribed after treatment by a psychiatrist, as should probably always be the case,  or were instead diagnosed by the family MD who gave antidepressants to patients with vague symptoms.  La la La. My guess is most of them the latter.

Back in the 90's Ralph Nader, and also the Church of Scientology,  used this same "Blame Game." They tried to have Prozac declared a dangerous substance by the FDA.  Ralph Nader's motive was to serve his  tort lawyer clientèle with a basis for class action lawsuits against pharmaceuticals.  The Church of Scientology saw, and sees, antidepressants as the  competition.  The move ultimately failed, and  it would not surprise me a bit to discover some of the same people are involved here.

In 1993 I was diagnosed (by a shrink) as suffering from severe clinical depression.  I had, like most people, equated "depression," or the earlier, broadly used melancholia, like,  you know. Depressed, as when the Redskins lost the Super Bowl and the Terps get  hammered by NC State—on the same day!  It is not the same thing.  A few shots of Jack Daniels will restore happiness there, but will likely aggravate Depression.

Res Ipsa LoquitorFor me it was, as best as I can describe it, like a dark curtain descending, and enveloping you in the blink of an eye. With no obvious trigger.  Darkness.  At its worst,  it lasted for days.  But not once did I find myself filled with rage.  Instead, I simply didn't give a shit.  Couldn't get excited about anything, and blamed myself for everything.  Didn't care about anything, but I knew it was important to show, somehow,  my family that I did care, because they were the only thing I knew that I wanted feelings for. 

This is a tough thing, when your employer is 100% dependent on your productivity to keep the ship afloat.  I fell unemployed.  The very short bottom line is that, for me, Zoloft did two things.  It allowed me to see sunshine, and it stabilized my mood so that there were no sudden swings into that darkness.  There was always some sun.  There is some downside;  like your days as a porn star are over (*wink wink*).  I've had trouble sustaining long term interest in a lot of things.  Where I once read three-four books a week, I now will have six books I've read partially lying about. But you learn to cope.

There have been constants through all this, and this one is germane.  I was before, during, and after a close observer of American politics, and spent most of my television time watching C-Span (or Mystery Science Theater on Saturday).  During all that time I had recognized that the Democrat Party's agenda was identical to the American Communist Party's.  They are massive liars, and survived only because big media are bodyguards of those lies.  There is not a chance in hell however that I would employ violence.  My upbringing (Catholic schools) left me with an ethos that forbids both suicide and wanton murder.   My greatest blessings have been my family; especially MoSup who has suffered without complaint and—wait!  I know her trick!  She wants to be canonized; and probably will be, with me as her first qualifying miracle.  Whoa!