Saturday, August 27, 2016

“Dear Week, I’m So Over You…”

From srdem65’s post 8/26/16 @ 3:36 pm EDT:

“Friends, we need a happy day here. No war, no politics, nada. Hopefully no tragedies to worry about either.


Photos of our babies - two legged and four legged. Some yummy treats we might make at home, some lovely drinks to make, and an exotic meal or two. Tales of happy times with the family, the children.

I'm getting burned out and I bet you are too.”

barry pharoah-WM“So let it be written. So let it be done.”

Since I’m not going to be around I don’t think it would be wise to open the MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge this early in the day, as was suggested. It’s not that I don’t trust you all, butt…I don’t trust you all.  So please, won’t you first enjoy  today’s breakfast service:

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before moving on to lunch and cocktails. After the breakfast service has concluded you are welcome to enjoy an adult beverage of your choice (BYOB, mixers provided at the beach bar); just be considerate of your fellow posters who may be sleeping in.

greek island beverage serviceOr perhaps Aristophanes will bring you the beverage of your choice

So before I take off for the lake, here’s my contribution to the weekend-without-politics: it’s a nice snack to have while you're barbequing some meat or fish.

7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

8 oz. cream cheese (can use half Greek yogurt)

1 tbs. lemon juice

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tbs. chopped fresh dill, green onions, or both

8 oz. plain hummus (sure, you can make your own, but why would you? Store-bought is fine.)

1 cup of chopped tomatoes (drain in a sieve for about 15 minutes to get rid of excess juice)

1 cup of chopped cucumbers (seed before dicing, and drain for a few minutes on paper towels)

1 cup of pitted, chopped Kalamata olives

1 cup of fresh feta cheese, crumbled

½ cup chopped green or red onions

A few tbs. of chopped fresh dill

Mix cream cheese with the lemon juice, garlic, dill, onions and blend well. Spread cheese layer in bottom of your serving dish. Top cheese layer with hummus first then olives, feta, tomatoes and cucumber. Strew the green or red onions and dill over top. You can use more or less of any ingredient, depending on your taste and the size of your dish. Recipe works well in a 9” deep pie dish. Can serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Best if brought to room temperature before serving.

Serve with Stacy’s pita chips and/or Stonefire Naan, warmed and cut into wedges. Leftovers make good sandwiches, rolled up in tortillas or flatbreads with shredded lettuce. Although there aren’t often leftovers.

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Come to think of it, you don’t really need the barbeque.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

I See Racists

Yesterday Donald Trump again called Hillary a crooked liar (and a bigot).

With the help of her over-worked voice coach Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a racist – in uncharacteristically well modulated diction.

Clinton started the day by releasing a video that featured Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists touting Trump’s candidacy — then gave an afternoon speech condemning Trump’s racially inflammatory remarks and support within the “alt-right,” which she described as an “emerging racist ideology.” – WaPo

The only thing – you can’t really believe anything a crooked liar says.

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“They are not just gangs of kids anymore,” Clinton warned the public at the time. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we need to bring them to heel.” - Hillary Clinton

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

That’s a Ginormous Paper Moon!

Remember the special frock that Lady M donned to return to the prison of the White House last Sunday?

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It’s been driving me crazy. I knew it reminded me of something other than my Aunt Irene circa 1952 butt couldn’t quite put my finger on it. And then, while in sleep mode, it popped up on my server! It’s from the August 21, 2010 post, Big Guy, All Books, No Grapes. Sure enough, there she was, Lady M  play-acting the role of Imogene in Paper Moon.

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In case you don’t recall the movie it’s a 1973 classic about a couple of con artists traveling around the country during the Great Depression taking peoples money. Lady M’s character, Imogene, had a small role as Trixie’s (Madelaine Kahn) maid and Addie’s (Tatum O’Neil) friend.

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Imogene was originally played by 15 year old P.J. Johnson; I think you’ll agree, MO brought great maturity to the role:

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While the frock is made of a different material  it definitely has the same fit, stance and attitude.

I’m glad I remembered, now I can relax and enjoy my vacation.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

All The Would-be-President’s Men and Women

How proud must we be as a nation to be this close to electing a woman to the highest office in the land? And how ironic that the woman-who-be-king represents the antithesis of everything these United States stands for - starting with truth and justice and continuing through individual responsibility, limited government and the use of public office for personal gain?

And as a bonus this world-class harridan corruptocrat has dragged the entire media into the deep muck to wallow as they pretend to see nothing butt gold in them ‘thar Hillz!

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Well done Hillary Clinton! Well done! Just a few more charges to dodge,

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and then all that’s left to do is sit back and allow the compliant press to drag you across the finish line.

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Unless of course somebody wakes up and realizes there’s a Pulitzer Prize to be had for finally exposing this cesspool of corruption.

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Watch for the sequel: All The Would-be-President’s Men and Women

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Variety: We’ve Got It Covered

“I am a product of pop culture. I am a consumer of pop culture. I know what resonates with people.”

 

 

Chalk up one more cover-shoot for Lady M, pop culture expert. And this one covers all types of pop culture: black AND white!

varietyMichelle Obama used her passion, smarts and entertainment savvy to transition from White House supporting player to beloved media star

And don’t forget fashion icon and busy mom! I see a multi-million dollar contract in Lady M’s future.

PS: Love the arched foot look. Makes her model stance look so…Kardashian! And pop-culturally.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Nothing, And Everything, Has Changed.

I’m taking a vacation this week so I thought it would be fun to reflect back on the Wons first Martha’s Vineyard vacation compliments of the taxpayer.

First, from August 25, 2009: If The Shoe Fits (or not)

Sheeze! Can you believe all the hoo-ha over Lady M’s tootsies? Haven’t I got enough to worry about from the ankles up – and please, no canckle jokes from you little zumba Everyready bunnies.

I would think the MSM would be following the escapades of Rahm, the only toes in this administration that count. He’s down in Florida this week trying to stem the tide of the AARP revolt. That’s not going so well either, since they’re not apparently quite as acquiescent as old Twinkle Toe’s used to. He’s more of the “convincing through coercion school”. Like the SEIU.

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But fine, if the shoe fits, and all that. Those damn sandals in both photos are the Ferragamos that MO picked up on our Roman shopping spree. As you may recall, I tried to deal with the issue at the time. But no, we still came home with the wrong size.

So lighten up out there. It’s summer. I’m supposed to be on vacation too and frankly keeping the image refracting going full time on the halter tops and shorts is a stretch (no pun intended).

I’m only going to say this once: Lady M has 5 toes on each foot. I don’t have enough diodes to make those size 13 EEEE’s squeezed into a size 8 AA look anything like normal. Deal with it.

And  this, Black Dog Down, from August 24, 2009:

Well, Lady M decided to do a little shopping today on our “tony island retreat”. Things were going pretty well. No one asked FLOTUS what size she needed or anything.

We were strolling down South Summer Avenue when the next thing you know, someone behind us is shouting “Hey! Where’s that famous black dog?”

All of a sudden, 20 secret service guys have their Uzis drawn and the locals are diving to the sidewalk like frogs. Thanks goodness I had loaded all of the local fashion stores onto my 2 TB RAID array, and cross linked them with GPS coordinates (sorted by price point, hi to lo end – we’re only here a week).

So, when I heard “Black Dog” and it popped up in the top 5, it triggered an automatic “STAND DOWN” order to the SS agents’ Bluetooth headsets. “It’s just an expensive resort wear boutique!!!”, I radioed.

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The SS guys relaxed as the poor shlub, who was just looking for an expensive island logo T-shirt to impress his neighbors, was released from a choke-hold. Lady M, still a little shaken by all the fuss, snarled in my direction, “resort to what, MF?”

I think BFF and I are going to have a little talk tonight. I’m putting in for my own vacation; a trip to the NASA Spa for a wax and polish.

After all, I did prevent a situation that would’ve required the Big Guy to go on television again and explain how the Secret Service agents had acted “stupidly”.

Seven years later and basically nothing, and everything, has changed. Time to change it back.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Remembering One of the Things That Made America Great

Yesterday was the annual world famous car cruise that runs for miles along Woodward Avenue through multiple Detroit suburbs.

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Officially just a one day event on the 3rd Saturday of August, in reality it’s a weeklong event that begins the weekend before. Vintage cars can be seen all week cruising up and down the strip, culminating in an endless parade on Saturday of approximately 45,000 cars from around the country and attracting about a million spectators.

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Aside from a few fender benders I’m unaware of a single outbreak of violence. Talk about making America great again!

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What’s your favorite car from the past? If you don’t have one you can probably find one in Niki’s Gallery:

corvetteYeah, yeah, yeah. I know, old white guys.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

1000 Bottles of Wine on the Wall

We break from presidential politics to bring you this important news from the world of medical research: Scientists are close to developing a pill that delivers the concentrated benefits of resveratrol, the component in red wine thought to be beneficial to health.

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Scientists on opposite sides of the globe appear to be getting closer to harnessing one of red wine’s most elusive health-giving ingredients and putting it into a pill.

The ingredient, resveratrol, has been touted for years for its ostensible powers to prolong life and protect against a range of ailments including heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies pointing to those benefits have been performed in laboratories on yeast, worms, fruit flies and mice, among other organisms. (snip)

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Testing those benefits in humans has proved more complex. Resveratrol occurs naturally in red wine at such low concentrations, and in combination with so many other substances, that studying its health benefits among wine drinkers isn’t practical. And purified resveratrol is broken down in the liver so quickly that it must be given at very high concentrations to prove effective. (snip)

A recent human study that suggested resveratrol could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s used a daily dose equivalent to the amount in about 1,000 bottles of red wine, says Scott Turner, director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. (snip)

Now, scientists hope to overcome that problem by increasing the potency of resveratrol at more moderate doses…They are developing a pill that combines purified resveratrol with other compounds in wine in an effort to mimic the drink’s naturally-occurring synergies. (snip)

Alberto Bertelli, a professor in the department of biomedical sciences for health at the University of Milan, says what happens to resveratrol in red wine when it enters the body “is sort of a mystery,” but he believes that alcohol could help it get into the bloodstream more effectively.

Read the whole report if you’d like, butt while they’re still working on it, I suggest you try the treatment with proven results. Enjoy the 1000 bottles of red wine.

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When they’re gone, if you’re not in perfect health, refill the prescription.

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And just a suggestion: given the state of her health, I think Hillary should switch to the red wine “therapy.”

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And not that it’s a biggie or anything butt between BO, MO and HIll they have over 23 years of experience occupying the White House. Doesn’t the Office of Protocol teach the proper way to hold a wine glass anymore?

Maybe the non-drinking candidate can show them how it should be done.

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