Archive for February 26th, 2009

Culinary Update:

Run right out and get one of these


And so it goes:

Pork Brains In Milk Gravy. Could it be the worst food product ever? It does have 1170% of your daily cholesterol per serving. Mmmm.


Move over, Cheryl Crow.  Reusable toilet wipes. Not just for children, but for you, too.

toiletwipesReally, haven’t they always been “reusable” for those who really wished to blaze a trail and live what they preach?


I could not put it any better

int-diarrheaYep, it takes an ocean to flummox all meaningful potential dissent.  And an ocean of diarrhea has indeed been floated our way.

I want to weep.  This is scarier than the economic downturn, frankly.


As I’ve said, it has to come from somewhere… you can’t just say “make it so” and then not have a day of reckoning.

Obama’s Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011


From The Founder’s Quote Daily of The Patriot Post.

“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? It is feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. …[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

–A Pennsylvanian, The Pennsylvania Gazette, 20 February 1788


Takes the New England Journal of Medicine to point out what I noticed back in the late 70’s when as a kid I incurred the wrath of my mother and sister by proclaiming that they didn’t have to eat salads, goat glands, pickled skunk butt, and non-fat cottage cheese if they just cut down how much they ate and exercised.

Great observation NEJM!

Hell, if a bonehead like me at age 10 could figure it out, why would it take another 20 years to re-state the painfully obvious?

Some previous studies have found that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work better than a traditional low-fat diet. But the new research found that the key to losing weight boiled down to a basic rule — calories in, calories out.

“The hidden secret is it doesn’t matter if you focus on low-fat or low-carb,” said Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which funded the research.

Limiting the calories you consume and burning off more calories with exercise is key, she said.

You don’t even have to eat less!  Just get off yer butt and exercise.


If Holder thinks that it is so easy to control drug gangs’ access to guns, one way to show it is by proving that he can stop drug gangs’ access to drugs.  – John R. Lott, Jr.


Coulter is, as usual, capable of gouging to the bone with her nails and her wit.

As Obama prepared to deliver his address to Congress yesterday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner, Fox News’ Bret Baier and Charles Krauthammer all gushed that history was being made as the first African-American president appeared before Congress.

Even Gov. Bobby Jindal, whom I suppose I should note was the first Indian-American to give the Republican response to a president’s speech, began with an encomium to the first black president. (Wasn’t Bobby great in “Slumdog Millionaire”?)

Are we going to have to hear about this for the next four years? Obama is becoming the Cal Ripken Jr. of presidents, making history every time he suits up for a game. Recently, Obama also became the first African-American president to order a ham sandwich late at night from the White House kitchen! That’s going to get old pretty quick.

It’s already old.

Just as old as the term “shovel-ready” which is going to cause me to bust a gasket before very long.


more later

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