Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Microwave Brownies



We're loathe to make brownies because, you know.  So this is something I've been doing for several years to satisfy the chocolate cake urge without heating the oven and making a big pan full that we (I) eat in 24 hours.  In this instance I quartered the recipe on the box.  So,  about ¼ of the mix went into a bowl; then a splash of coffee, a pat of butter and one egg.  Oh, and a few walnuts.   Stir well and fill baking dishes, or one big dish. Microwave (I use the "Oatmeal" setting.)  Or just guesstimate; it's almost impossible to make something you won't eat.  The entire process takes 5 minutes Chocolate brownie urge satisfied.  You're welcome.

Or just Michelle taking a dip?

Fine Crystal


People at the liquor store are always asking, "Say Rodge, my wife's dickhead brother is getting married.  Any tips for a gift?


3 Things About This Gummint

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell." TRKOF




And other legal tips ..

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts (Gifted here)  and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Are you (-----)ing me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Jeremy Clarkson Does Guns

Tails of the Gun
(Hot Linked)
Things That Changed the Wurrreld

Jeremy Clarksoncreator and erstwhile host of my favorite adventure show, Top Gear,  is my favorite talker.  I like him because we share a similar mistrust of  "Progressives;" we share a sense of humor; and he has a voice I can hear and understand without subtitles. Add to that this history of guns (he owns a Tommy Gun! In Britian!) and ... total vidgasm!



Tommy Gun Smith



David Axelrod now works for MSNBC, which is a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod.”President Brock O. Bama

Even MSNBC’s flagship, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” with a mere 145,000 viewers between 25 and 54, just experienced its worst quarter ever, and analysts say it is now essentially part of the leftist fringe. Other prime-time MSNBC shows are suffering a similar fate.

The failure has become impossible to conceal, and even President Obama, whose agenda have been promoted non-stop on the channel, has been lovingly ridiculing his most faithful cheerleaders.

“MSNBC is here. They’re a little overwhelmed,” Obama joked at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. “They’ve never seen an audience this big before.”

The year before that, Obama comically hit on what numerous sources who spoke to WND have identified as one of MSNBC’s biggest problems.

“Some of my former advisers have switched over to the dark side,” the president joked in 2013. “For example, David Axelrod now works for MSNBC, which is a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod.”

MSNBC President Phil Griffin [described as a “hardcore leftist”], who in 2011 described the channel as “the place to go for progressives,” realizes there is a problem. [...] There is even talk of drastically scaling back MSNBC’s radical left-wing bias. [Full]

Obama's recognition of his movement's "useful idiots" is ... useful.  And where are the GE stockholders, (MSNBC's  parent)?