Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fight Club: Not A Good Look For the Dems

“Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.”

And after last night’s cage fight that is a very good rule indeed. However there are actually eight rules of Fight Club:

  1. One does not talk about Fight Club.
  2. One DOES NOT talk about Fight Club.
  3. The fight is over once a person yells ''stop'', taps out, or goes limp.
  4. Only two guys are involved in a fight.
  5. Only one fight occurs at a time.
  6. No shirts, no shoes.
  7. There is time allotment associated with the fights. They go on until they end.
  8. First timers at the club must fight.

And the only rule the Democrats seem to be following is #8. And aside from Bernie and Joey they’re all first timers who felt compelled to fight each other. So everybody was fighting, all at the same time.

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I don’t know what all the MSM bobble heads were even doing there last night; everyone knows there are no moderators in Fight Club. It’s a losers free-for-all.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Forget the Coronavirus Pandemic: It’s Mardi Gras!

Here we are – Fat Tuesday, Carnevale, Shrove Tuesday. The final debauchery prior to the Lenten season of penitence and prayer, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins and almsgiving. So…laissez les bon temps rouler!

Back in the day we’d always celebrate at Fishbones Rhythm Kitchen in downtown Detroit where they had the best catfish beignets, oysters Rockefeller, crayfish étouffée and Jambalaya this side of New Orleans.

And one year we actually went to New Orleans for the last few days of Mardi Gras, it was crazy and fun and exhausting. It’s the sort of thing you should only do once and even then only when young. So today we plan a much more laid back celebration; we’re going to go play in the snow for awhile. Then there’s some of Raj’s world famous gumbo – chicken, shrimp and andouille - in the freezer for dinner. And since Raj wanted a King Cake but forgot to order one, we decided to make a cheater version. Truth be told I’m not all that fond of King Cakes, even the good ones, so I find this easy-peasy version quite appealing, if not entirely authentic.

King Cake made from canned Cinnamon rolls

Easy King Cake  - from Mom Loves Baking

Ingredients

  • 2 cans store-bought cinnamon rolls I used Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Cream Icing
  • Yellow green and purple sugar
  • 1 plastic toy baby if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place cinnamon rolls sideways on a large cookie sheet that has been greased or lined with a silicone mat. Arrange cinnamon rolls in a circular pattern. It should look like a flower when you're done. Press down on cinnamon rolls with your hand to flatten them slightly.
  3. Bake according to package instructions. Let cool.
  4. Frost with the buttercream that comes with the cinnamon rolls. Add yellow, green and purple sugar. Serve immediately or store covered for up to 24 hours at room temperature. It is best when eaten the first day.

I don’t have a Bundt pan or I would modify the assembly per this Cinnamon Roll King Cake version that uses extra butter and brown sugar. I do think I’ll add a bit of cream cheese to the pre-made frosting though.

So no paczki (poonch-kee or punch-kee, depending on where you hail from) this year.

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We’ll be indulging ourselves instead with the likes of a yellow, green and purple King Cake imposter.

While I’m out and about today I’ll be wearing my Cajun/Acadian flag pin that Cajun2 was kind enough to send me a couple of years ago.

As I understand the flag’s symbols, the gold castle on the red field represents the Spanish kingdom, who  assisted the Acadians in settling their new homeland.  The silver fleur-de-lis on the blue field represents the Cajuns’ French heritage. And the gold star on the white background represents the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians. It seems a fine heritage and proud flag, I will wear it with pride and hope that I run into at least one other person who recognizes it. It only happened once before and it was very cool, like being a member of a secret society with a special handshake.

Anyway, that’s about it from casa MOTUS this fine Fat Tuesday. Please remember as you go about your Mardi Gras celebrations to keep Ripley’s Mom and Succotash in you prayers as RM is having her second knee replacement today and Succotash will be having glaucoma surgery tomorrow.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday Reminder: Put Your Best Foot Forward

File this under “there are only 2 genders, and one of them is female.” And girls sometimes have different priorities.

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Play to your strengths: while anyone can skateboard, only girls understand the importance of looking good while you’re at it.

So put your best foot forward…

and get out there and carpe diem!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

There’s Gambling Going On In Nevada.

Fifty years of inculcating young minds of mush with communist values at government indoctrination centers, and all I got was this old white socialist:

Sad, isn’t it?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cats, Dogs, Pheasants and General Badassery

This doesn’t answer the perennial question of “which species is better, cats or dogs?” but it definitely settles the issue of which species is more badassery.

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In other news: my nephew poochie is home and resting as comfortably as one can in the dreaded cone of shame. My sister won’t have the test results until late next week but the vet said the surgery went well and the tumor appeared to be encapsulated which is a good sign. So thank you, everybody, for the doggie prayers.

On the kitchen front, Raj and I are cooking pheasant tonight for the neighbors. I don’t as a rule cook wild things as my tolerance for “gamey” flavor is limited. I have a staple of venison dishes that ameliorate that issue and I’ve done both elk tenderloin and an elk roast that turned out delicious. On the other hand some farm raised lamb is too gamey for my taste: I prefer the New Zealand because it’s milder and fully recognize that it is unconscionable on my part to eat meat with such a large carbon footprint.

But back to the dinner – don’t ask; I would normally not take on the preparation of wild birds. These were shot by our neighbor, which means bird shot. In the birds. Raj’s job is all the prep work which at this point involves a stud finder and a strong, neodymium magnet.

I’m not a very happy camper but like many tales involving doing things you don’t really want to do it’s a long story that involves a fair degree of human drama that I can’t elaborate on but we got sucked into. The upshot (no pun intended) being a pheasant dinner in our dining room tonight. I don’t like gamey things so this is the recipe I’m using. I figure I can fill up on sauce and mashed potatoes.

Wild Pheasant In Mushrooms and Wine Sauce

Finally, don’t miss Kurt Schlichter’s latest on the stupidity of socialism and socialists who promote it: You Bernie Suckers Are Going to Get Fooled Again.

Let me briefly address your whiny protests.

Yes, I say “socialist” like it’s a bad thing. This is because it’s a very bad thing. Like, to the tune of 100 million corpses bad thing. I’ve actually lived in the ruins of socialism and you, well, you had a man-bunned sociology TA tell you it was swell. And you believed him because you are a dupe. Be glad that I am assuming that you are stupid instead of the only other reason one would ever cavort with these blood-stained goblins: that you are evil.

I’ve got to go brine my birds so have an enjoyable day wherever you are.

Friday, February 21, 2020

FLOTUS Friday: Haters Gotta Hate

Having taken a wee break to focus their hate on a different billionaire this week, the Democrats are getting back to form with their Hating On All Things Trump® theatrics. Accordingly, they was “push back” against Melania having been presented with a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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But of course, why be classy when you can act like a 2 year old having a tantrum?

Never mind that she received a standing ovation on Wednesday when she stepped on the stage at The Breakers Hotel to accept the award.  And never mind that the proceeds from the luncheon event (which quickly sold out when it was announced Melania would attend) are used for a scholarship fund for female students - haters gotta hate.

So of course there was “pushback” from some students and faculty.

"This award has historically gone to women whose character and impact in Palm Beach has shaped the culture of our home, and I have not been convinced that the first lady's character or impact here is worthy of that recognition," said Graysen Boehning, a senior studying biology and zoology at the school.

How about that, objections from a senior majoring in biology and zoology: I wonder if he learned there are 31 genders in his classes. I’d be more concerned about that than who his (or whatever preferred pronoun Graysen chooses) school gave an award to.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Never Bring A Wallet To A Gunfight

Regarding last night’s Evening in Paris:

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It appeared as a mashup of The Re-animator,

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden looks to the crowd after participating in the ninth Democratic primary debate.

The Dark Knight Rises:

Democratic presidential hopeful Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg looks on during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 19, 2020. To be clear, Bloomie is cast as Bane, not the Dark Knight

Mean Girls,

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and Idiocracy.

Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is seen on a screen in a media room.

Not a good look Dems. It was bad enough when Democrats booed God at their convention in 2012. Last night they also booed capitalism. Bloomberg, addressing his fellow Democrats who were all blasting capitalism:

“That's ridiculous. We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that, other countries tried that. It was called communism and it just didn't work.”

The crowd moaned and booed. What are we to assume other than the Democrats have become the godless communist brand?

Remember John Edwards’ “Two Americas” speech in 2004? Like Orwell’s 1984 it turned out the Dems used it not as a warning but a guidebook. They spent the next 16 years assuring that America became a country of Haves and Have Nots that are represented respectively by Bloomberg, a tyrant, and Sanders, a communist. As a result we now have 3 Americas: Bloomberg’s Haves, Sanders’ Have Nots and Trump’s True Americans. Put your money on True Americans. Every. Damn. Time.

Best Line of the Night, unattributed: “Mike Bloomberg brought a wallet to a gunfight.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Weaponized Communism: From Wuhan to Las Vegas

Anyone else wonder why the Wuhan Flu, briefly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, is now referred to as COVID-19? Apparently it has to do with political correctness.

The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, announced Tuesday at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” Tedros told reporters…Tedros said the agency wanted to avoid stigmatizing a country or particular group, so it chose a name that did not refer to a geographical location, animals, an individual or a group of people.

Heavens no: stigmatizing is about the worst thing one can do in the 21st century.

GP: Coronavirus: Wuhan patient

It’s far worse than having a tyrannical communist regime engage in biological warfare research that created a genetically manipulated virus for which humans have no antigens; and then somehow let it escape into the general populace. Let’s not stigmatize that.

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In other human pestilence news, I’ve been able to obtain the first close up of the weaponized Wuhan Novel Coronavirus. You can see for yourself how it spreads so quickly and effectively:

It appears that each weaponized primary transport bug is equipped with soldier bugs. As soon as the primary bug makes initial contact and infects its host the army is dispersed to likewise infect and suck the life out of additional “hosts.”  They never even see them coming. Come to think of it, that’s how socialism and communism spreads too.

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Closer to home: should be fun to see how tonight’s debate between the socialist, communist and crony-capitalist shapes up.