Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ignore Obama’s Recipe for Thanksgiving

In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Oceana on the Potomac wishes to point out that – while there is nothing to worry about - you should be vigilant as you travel through those jam-packed airports this week because there are “a few bad apples” out there.

nydn.Cover be afraid

Also, while you’re free to celebrate as you see fit the Ministry of Truth would just like you to keep in mind that Thanksgiving actually commemorates America’s colonial, imperialist, racist, genocidal past. Butt if you white people want to go on pretending that it is a day set aside to thank the Creator for all the blessings bestowed upon you and show gratitude for our abundance, well, go right ahead.

OH YEAH HE'S ALL THATRacist white symbol of America’s Thanksgiving: micro-aggression!

And since it takes much more than a little propaganda to deter us from our appointed rounds, I’m proceeding with our annual Thanksgiving Recipe Marathon.

So let’s get on to the recipes: we want your sentimental favorite, bestest, easiest or just plain delicious recipes that say “home for the holidays” – no matter where home is this year. Feel free to repost old favorites, since I’ve yet to get around to capturing all of the fine submissions from previous years. And let’s face it, a few of us around here have been known to “misplace” things on our computer and never see them again.

circular fileLost in the virtual circular file

With that in mind I’m reposting my Little Sis’s bestest breakfast dish ever: Pear Gruyere Strata. It’s worth getting up early to make, butt even better if you assemble it the night before. Serve with ham, bacon or sausage (or all of the above, and skip the turkey dinner altogether).

Pear Gruyere Breakfast Strata

pear gruyere

  • 4 cups sliced peeled Anjou/Comice/Bartlett pears
  • 1 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 12 (1-ounce) slices cinnamon swirl bread (such as Pepperidge Farm), cut in half diagonally
  • Cooking spray
  • 1-2 c. (4-8 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese (depends on how gooey you want it, I like the 2 c.)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 c. eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • maple syrup

1. Combine pear, butter, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large bowl; toss gently.

2. Arrange half of bread in an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon pear mixture evenly over bread; top evenly with cheese. Arrange remaining bread over cheese.

3. Combine the remaining 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, milk, egg, and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread, pressing down to submerge. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Uncover dish. Sprinkle turbinado sugar evenly over bread. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into 8 equal pieces; drizzle with syrup.

I’ll also be fixing a pitcher of Bloody Marys a bit later, downthread.


So carry on troops, don’t let the party poopers get you down!

P.S. And this just in: IOWA: Trump 25, Cruz 23, Carson 18... more good news!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Who Watches the Watchmen?


How many facts would a fact checker check if a fact checker would check facts?

That’s a rhetorical question of course, as we all know that early 21st century “fact checkers” are nothing more than conveyor belts of talking points set up to further advance the narrative.


John Hindracker documents a day in the life of Washington Post fact checker  Glenn Kessler (here) who dismissed The Donald’s statement that on 9/11, “thousands and thousands” of American Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the successful terrorist attacks.

Fact Checker Kessler calls the claim “outrageous” and wrote:  Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing. There were some reports of celebrations overseas, in Muslim countries, but nothing that we can find involving the Arab populations of New Jersey.

Only problem, Kessler’s own newspaper, the Washington Post, reported the following on September 18, 2001:

In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.

Which demonstrates that the WaPo fact checker - and bestower of Pinocchios on those he finds to be liars - is not so much a “fact checker” as he is a fact trekker: going where no man has gone before to prove that lies are true and truths are lies. Because how else do you explain a “fact checker” who claimed that “Hillary didn’t lie about Benghazi but Carly Fiorina lied when she said she started out as a secretary when in fact she started out as a secretary.”

bo turkey - Copy“Not even a smidgen of corruption.”the four pinochios

Hillary Clinton holds press conference over email controversy_hillary - Copy“What Emails?”the four pinochios

jenner“I’m a girl!”

the four pinochios


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Sunday, November 22, 2015

National “Talk Like Trump” Day

Newest polls all continue to show The Donald leading in Iowa, the Granite State  and nationally. (And Ted Cruz is picking up momentum everywhere as well.)


In honor of this achievement, the Ace of Spades held a Talk Like Trump Day – the same as “talk like a pirate” only more fun. First, the premise:

If you follow Trump on Twitter, you see he has a specific style of messaging. The formula is Brief Opening Thought, Vague Elaboration, and then a Brief Summary With an Exclamation Point!

Followed by this Ace’s (made up) example:

Immigration policy is a disaster. A real shambles. People ought to be ashamed. Build the wall!

So what do you say? Let’s try a few. First, choose a topic – Thanksgiving, since it’s coming up:

The first Thanksgiving. Pilgrims and Indians, getting along, eating together. Now we can’t even play football together. Save the Washington Redskins!


Or the new Star Wars Movie:

Darth Vader, very tough, controversial guy. Got things done. Loved his son, good guy, even though he was an anchor baby. Ted Cruz is a foreigner!

On the Fox News Franchise:

Fox News, I watch it. I like Maria Bartiromo, nice looking girl. Asked good questions in the debate.  Needs to touch up those roots!


And the Syrian refugees:

Syrian refugees. I don’t like them. You know, they’re not sending us their best people. Most of them look like terrorists. Send them to Saudi Arabia, they have empty tents!

tent city saudi

And finally, his Thanksgiving turkey:

My thanksgiving turkey will be the best ever. The best ever. Grown in America. It’s HUGE!

giant-rockefeller-center-turkey-2008The Donald’s Thanksgiving prayer: Make America Great Again

Go ahead, try it yourself. Even some of The Donald’s opponents, who aren’t doing so well in the polls, are trying to play along – although they sometimes miss the main point.


So make some of your own up. It’s easy. It’s fun. And it might just make America great again!

Screen%2520Shot%25202015-08-28%2520at%25201_14_24%2520AMBecause everything old is new again

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Enough of this Suicidal Religion Nonsense

Please, can we stop pandering to this suicidal ideology posing as a religion! Wait, what? You’re talking about Islam? I thought we were talking about Global Warming.

I guess in the realm of relativism and moral equivalency they might both be considered the same.

moral-abdication-middle-east-bThis could be the result of Radical Islam…or global warming. Whatever.

Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’  - Climate Depot

It would be hard to know which side to come down on in these debates because as Monty Python said, “it's such a fine line between stupid, and, uh…clever."  (H/T Diplomad) Butt I think this is a fairly good rule of thumb: where ever Barry and his trusty Secretary of State, Jean Carr├ę go, head in the opposite direction.


Perhaps it’s the thinness of that line that makes Barry and Jean always sound so, uh…clever. Butt when your president says “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” by way of explaining away Islamic terrorism; and your Secretary of State says “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy” in order to distinguish between the Charlie Hebdo slayings and the Paris theatre massacre, one can only conclude they are stupid.

So before you follow our feckless leaders into a battle against “climate change” I ask only that you stop for a moment and ask yourself which side of that increasingly thin line of ‘stupid and clever’ they’re on. Not that there’s really any distinction when it comes to the thoughts that “pop” out of their mouths; relativism tends to blur that thin line.

one step over the lineWatch out! That looks like a red line!

Calvin’s Dad explains Liberal relativism, in 4 panels:

calvin relativity

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday: Moving Day

As you know, we’ve been doing some upgrades here at the MOTUS bunker-west for the last month or so.


And finally! Today is moving-back-in day so I’m leaving you on your own again. You all know the drill: play nice,

pandas at play

no micro-aggressions, and please respect everyone’s safe space.

calvin i'm safe

Oh, and if you make a mess, please clean up after yourself.


I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Our Post Presidential Plans

Let’s face it, not everyone has the temperament to be President, or a Supreme Court justice for that matter. Take Barry for example:

When talking about possibilities for his post-presidency life, Obama, a former law professor, says he doesn't have the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice but thinks he's 'suited' to be commissioner of the NBA and would 'absolutely' love to own his own team. – Daily Mail h/t Lili

Yeah, why would you want to argue about a law’s constitutionality with 8 other justices when you’re accustomed to writing laws yourself  with just your pen and phone?

And I’m certain there is a syndicate of well-wishers out there that would be more than happy to buy Barry an NBA team to play with now that he’s set them up for life; you know – you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. Boy, it would have been a lot cheaper and less dangerous for the country if they’d just bought him a team in 2008, instead of the presidency.

And it sounds like Lady M has a post-game plan too:

As for wife Michelle, Obama said he wouldn't be opposed to her having her own talk time show.

'If that’s what she wants to do, I’m okay with her making a whole lot of money. There’s nothing wrong with that,' he said. [ed. Unless you happen to be somebody like, oh, I don’t know…Mitt Romney?]

Wow! Imagine filling Oprah’s big shoes!

9 9 2010 -B Show -25th Season, Oprah's Farewell Premier With John Travolta


Anyway, here’s a little video from Dewey’s WTF Theatre where POTUS  and FLOTUS discuss their future in the world that Barry built:

High fives, all around!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Don’t Worry, We Are In the Best of Hands

P3 (President Pissy Pants) dropped by the Philippines to scold his countrymen in general and Republicans in particular for wanting to ban a further influx of Syrian refujihadis (h/t Michelle Malkin):

"Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America," he said later. "At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of 3-year-old orphans. That doesn't seem so tough to me." – KPAX

GayObamaAnd trust me, I know tough

Meanwhile, our Secretary of State, Jean Carre, was busy trying to explain how this Paris attack was different from the somehow “legitimate” attack on Charlie Hebdo:


There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.Hot Air

Cheez, as Allapundit pondered, where was that train wreck of a thought headed? And by the way, who elected these doofuses to run everything? Oh that’s right, not the Republicans.

Fortunately, we’ll always have the French: In the early morning hours they were busy rounding up and shooting some of the ISIS sleeper cells “widows and orphans” just outside Paris. You know, because they want to annihilate the West. Those whacky Frenchmen!

Butt don’t worry folks, we’ve got this! We’re still leading this effort from behind.

valerie_jarrett_obama_senior_adviserStay in line, boy.

Oh, and by the way, did you know that one of Barry’s early Chicago benefactors, Tony Rezko, got out of jail earlier this year (felony charge, nothing serious).

Tony-RezkoTony Rezko and sons

And I just remembered, he’s Syrian! Isn’t that a coincidence?

Anyway, don’t worry, we are in the best of hands.

stock-photo-7817982-broken-clockOh, whoops!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We Could Stand a Little Transmogrification Around Here

Here’s what we have in the news today: Charlie Sheen is HIV positive. There’s a surprise. Looks like his Adonis DNA, combined with tiger blood, transmogrified him from WINNING to wasting.

charlie-sheen-slash-walk-of-fame-02 I’m Special!

Meanwhile, across the globe in Antalya, Turkey, Prezident Pissy Pants was having a terrible, horrible, no good really bad day. So bad even the MSM noticed. Now that IS a surprise!

alexander-300x300I SAID, I’m special!

Just how bad was it? Oh, it was bad:

“What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people and to protect the people in the region who are getting killed and to protect our allies and people like France. I’m too busy for that.”


I know it’s dangerous butt I think BHO might need a tiger blood infusion. Because WINNING is precisely what WE are interested in, Big Guy. And it’s not a slogan.

Although I doubt that even tiger blood can transform our transformative Prezzy into a real tiger.


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