Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hezbollah chief could intervene in Syria on Assad side

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side.
In Damascus, a powerful bomb ripped through a bustling commercial district, killing at least 14 people and bringing Syria's civil war to the heart of the capital for the second consecutive day.
Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim group, is known to back Syrian regime fighters in Shiite villages near the Lebanon border against the mostly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Assad. The comments by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah were the strongest indication yet that his group was ready to get far more involved to rescue Assad's embattled regime.
"You will not be able to take Damascus by force and you will not be able to topple the regime militarily. This is a long battle," Nasrallah said, addressing the Syrian opposition.
"Syria has real friends in the region and in the world who will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of America or Israel."


At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.


Published on Apr 29, 2013
On Saturday, 4/27/13 at or about 5:05AM, the victim was walking in the 1900 block of Burgundy when he was approached by an unknown black male. The subject pointed a shotgun at the victim's face and stated give me your money. The victim disarmed the gunman and then chased him. Moments later the victim was approached by two black males in a black four door sedan (possibly a Honda Accord). The driver of the vehicle said to the victim "give me my gun back and I'll give you your phone that you dropped". The victim then used the shotgun to strike the rear windshield of the vehicle causing it to break. The two subjects then fled on Frenchmen to St. Claude and then unknown. The gunman was described as a black male, approximately 16-20 years of age, 6'00" tall with a thin build wearing a black hat and a black t-shirt. Surveillance video captured the robbery on video/audio and can be viewed on youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kagO9D... . A similar incident occurred on Friday, April 26, 2013, at or about 12:30am in the 800 block of Touro Street, right around the corner from the aforementioned robbery. In that incident the victim was walking in the 800 block of Touro when he was approached by two unknown young black males. One of the subjects pointed a shotgun at the victim and demanded his property. The subjects then struck the victim three times. The victim fled the scene without relinquishing his property. The victim sustained minor injuries. The victim described the gunman as a young black males and being approximately 5'8" -5'10" tall with a dark complexion and medium build wearing dark clothing. The victim described the second subject as being a young black male, approximately 5'6" tall with a medium build, bushy hair and wearing a light shirt. Both subjects were said to be in their early twenties. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Michael Flores at (504)658-6707/MFlores@nola.gov and/or CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111.




It's a sad sad sad sad day in America when we have people suffering with bullet wounds and missing limbs while defending us from terrorism all over the world and the President make a special effort to call a guy for coming out of the closet to tell him how much he admires him for being so brave.


A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - ''I'm gay'' - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.

Hours after Collins disclosed his sexuality in an online article, Obama reached out by phone, expressing his support and telling Collins he was impressed by his courage, said a White House official, who was not authorized to discuss the private call publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Loaded Potato Bites

Have left over mashed potatoes???? Make these yummy
Loaded Potato Bites
*Makes 18-24 bites depending on size

- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 strips bacon
- 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
- Oil for frying
- Salt and Pepper
- Ranch or Honey Mustard for dipping


1. Take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit. Meanwhile shred the cheese, chop scallions, and cook bacon then dice finely. Add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well, then add cheese, bacon, and scallions. Take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small ball. It if doesn’t hold its shape, add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy. Repeat until done.

2. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan – or use your fryer – over medium/medium high heat to about 350-375 degrees. Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in an additional bowl. Dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated. Set aside on a sheet pan.

TIP: Alternatively Bake in the oven until golden brown at 350-375 degrees for a lower fat option

3. Test oil with one ball. The oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-2 minutes to brown and cook through. (If takes longer the oil needs to be hotter, if it browned too quickly on the outside and the inside is still cold, the temperature needs to be lower.) Once oil is ready, add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-2 minutes – it will depend on size. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off. Repeat until done.

4. Allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce.

Catholic Church major roadblock in Obama's Socialism in the U.S.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013


Do you ever wonder if the people you're talking to even have a clue???
What else are they shitting you on???

Big Country was done early last night!

UFC 159 Results: Roy Nelson Crushes Cheick Kongo with First-Round KO

Coming into his UFC 159 bout with Cheick Kongo, heavyweight slugger Roy Nelson was riding a career-high wave of good fortune. He dispatched of his prior two opponents via first-round knockout. On Saturday in Newark, N.J., the crowd in attendance got to see “Big Country” do what he does best, and unfortunately for Kongo that’s knocking people out in the first round.
For the opening minutes of the first frame, Nelson stalked a jab-happy Kongo.  The bearded brawler walked the French kickboxer down with a workman-like patience.
The crowd grew restless as the fighters clinched and exchanged meaningless leg kicks.
Then, all of a sudden, at 2:03 of the first round, Nelson unleashed a sloppy overhand right that connected to the chin of Kongo, leaving him face-first on the canvas.
There was a brief protest by a recovering Kongo, but he soon halted any complaints as his corner came in and told him what happened.
Nelson earned his third consecutive knockout victory and sixth overall UFC victory with the finish.


Of course, Congo got tickled!

Published on Apr 25, 2013
Cheick Kongo talks about his UFC 159 fight against Roy Nelson, why he hasn't fought since July, his current health status, how many more years he wants to fight for, and why he wants to tickle "Big Country."


Orcas versus sperm whale


Angela Merkel Exposed

It wasn't enough that photographs of German Chancellor Angela Merkel clad in a black bathing suit appeared in the morning press. Now photos of a naked young Merkel strolling along a beach have emerged.
From naked sledding to hiking in nothing more than a pair of boots, many Germans enjoy a spot of public nudity. As Angela Merkel enjoys a well-earned break on the Italian island of Ischia, paparazzi snapped photos of her dipping her toe in thermal springs. Reactions varied with one Telegraph commentator noting "People taking and publishing pictures of an old woman on a private holiday are disgusting" whilst another opined the photos demonstrated the "finest Teutonic examples of a women's body in Euro zone politics." Unfortunately for Frau Merkel the Ischia photos are not the worst of it as naked photographs of 18-year-old Angela have gone viral online.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346992#ixzz2RlWUFsbc

I must point out that Europeans don't have quite the Puritanical views about the body as many Americans.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Message from a Recon Marine in Afghanistan :  This young man is  articulate and has a flare for colorful language, and descriptive prose... Scorpions, Chiggers & Sand Fleas/great letter, must read!
From the Sand Pit...  

It's freezing here.  I'm sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at  the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the Dar'yoi Pomir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.  Stake out, my friend, and no  pizza delivery for thousands of miles.
I also glance at  the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion  sting.  I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the  scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard.  The antidote  tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five  vials of it in my pack.
The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which  means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that's  where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy.  I track the couriers, locate  the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the handheld,  shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware.  We bash some heads for a while, then I track and  record the new movement.

It's all about intelligence.  We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats  have no idea what they're in for.  We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin.  But you know

me, I'm a romantic.   I've said it before and I'll say it again:  This country blows, man.  It's not  even a country.  There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no  government.  This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes.  There are no jobs here, like we know jobs.
Afghanistan offers  two ways for a man to support his family:  join the opium trade, or join the army.  That's it.  Those are your options.  Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party.  But the smell alone of those  'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.
I've been living  with these Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Turkmen. and even a couple of Pushtuns, for  over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure:  These guys, all  of 'em, are Huns... actual, living Huns... They LIVE to fight.  It's what they do.  It's ALL they do.  They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor  for each other, nor for themselves.   They claw at one another as a way of life.  They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor.  Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism.  Cavemen with AK-47's.  Then again,  maybe I'm just cranky.
I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to  write letters, right?  Do me a favor, Bizarre.  Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling  the Taliban 'smart.' They are not smart.  I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary  because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.'  The Taliban are cunning, like jackals, and hyenas, and wolverines.  They are sneaky and ruthless, and when  confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites, who create nothing,  and destroy everything else.  Smart.  Pfft.  Yeah, they're real smart.
They've spent their  entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go), and  consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil.  They're still  figuring out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about  improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen;  eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.  OK,  enough.  Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole.  Covering my  tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.
Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives.  The  story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit, and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials.  We've got this one under control.  The worst thing you  guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here,  because you have no idea what we're doing, and really, you don't want to know.  We are your military, and we are doing what you sent us here to do.
Saucy Jack 
Recon Marine in Afghanistan 
Semper Fi 
"Freedom is not free... but the U.S. Marine Corps  will pay most of your share". 

Send this to YOUR FRIENDS so that people here will  really know what is going on over there

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rep. Tom Cotton speaks on the Obama Administration's counterterrorism efforts


Southern Baptist site blocked on military bases

Southern Baptists say site blocked on some military installations; military trying to fix it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some military chaplains trying to access the Southern Baptist Convention website this week were surprised to find it blocked with a message that it contained "hostile content."
The problem left military officials having to explain to leaders of the nation's largest Protestant denomination that it was an unintentional software glitch. 

‘They should have killed all of you.’

SEE IT: Wild Brooklyn melee erupts as NYPD arrests Muslim teen for allegedly taunting Jewish subway rider

Stephan Stowe, 17, was charged with harassment after telling Jewish rider ‘They should have killed all of you.’ Police also wrestled a woman to the ground and arrested her after angry onlookers swarmed the station's platform, snapping video and yelling at cops during the incident.

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Police Gun Control Survey

Today, PoliceOne.com released the findings from last month’s Gun Policy & Law Enforcement survey, which drew more than 15,000 completed responses from verified law enforcement professionals. Covering a broad range of topics related to the gun control debate in our country, the survey found that the overall attitude of law enforcement is strongly anti-gun legislation and pro-gun rights, with the belief that an armed citizenry is effective in stopping crime.
 View the complete findings of the survey


Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes.
According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation.
The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”
Some of the young female students said they were told it was common for 14-year-old girls to have sex and their parents couldn’t stop them.
Mandy Coon, a mother of an eighth-grade student said, “I am furious. I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s OK for her to have sex?”

Dirtiest Songs in the History of Music?

A Selection of the Flat-Out Dirtiest Songs in the History of Music

The good folk at Dangerous Minds are great at unearthing amazing YouTube rarities, and they outdid themselves last week with a 1971 performance by Ike and Tina Turner, which goes down in history as one of the most subtly filthy live performances we’ve ever seen — it’s basically one long allusion to oral sex, with Tina spending most of her time doing very, very suggestive things to the microphone, and while Ike’s ophidian glare still gives us the creeps, he does make some glorious slurping noises into his own mic. The crowd clearly knows exactly what’s going on, sniggering throughout, and the whole thing’s a testament to just how filthy music could be, even in an era that was still comparatively conservative. Anyway, the spectacle got us thinking about our favorite dirty songs, the best of which we have shared after the jump. Don’t play these while your boss is around. Obviously.




The Turkistan Islamic Party, an al Qaeda-affiliated terror group, has released a video that shows young children firing weapons while at a training camp in Pakistan.
The video was released by Islami Awazi, a propaganda arm of the Turkistan Islamic Party. A clip of the video was published on the LiveLeak video website.
In the video, the children, some of whom appear to be no older than six, are shown firing handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and a PKM machine-gun from various positions. At one point, 13 children are seen on line, firing AK-47s while standing and lying down.
As the children fire their weapons, the black flag of the Taliban and a light blue banner used by the Turkistan Islamic Party can be seen flying in the background.

The Turkistan Islamic Party operates in China as well as Central and South Asia and is thought to have scores of fighters in Pakistan's tribal areas and in Afghanistan. TIP fighters have been killed by Coalition forces in Afghanistan and by US drone strikes in Pakistan. Abu Ubaydah Abdullah al Adam, a senior al Qaeda leader who serves as the terror group's intelligence chief, has written several biographies for TIP fighters killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

People On FBI’s Terrorism Watch List Legally Bought Guns And Explosives 1,300 Times

People On FBI’s Terrorism Watch List Legally Bought Guns And Explosives 1,300 Times

A suspect on the FBI’s Terrorist Watch List may be considered too dangerous to fly on an airplane, but he or she can buy guns freely. There are only 11 times when the federal government can prevent a sale, and a suspicion of terrorism is not one of them. Meanwhile, laws governing many explosives are even laxer.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was listed on one classified watch list several years ago. He managed to assemble a small arsenal including semi-automatic weapons, although he reportedly did not have the state-required permits. We do not yet know many details about how the brothers obtained the guns, including whether they were purchased in a lawful sale.
According to government data, however, many other known or reasonably suspected terrorists have legally bought weapons since 2004, thanks to the “terror gap” in federal law:
Under current laws, if a background check reveals that your name is on the national terrorism watch list, you’re still free to walk out of a gun dealership with a firearm in your hands — as long as you don’t have a criminal or mental health record.
Data from the Government Accountability Office show that between 2004 and 2010, people on terrorism watch lists tried to buy guns and explosives more than 1,400 times. They succeeded in more than 90 percent of those cases, or 1,321 times.
While both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have shown a willingness to close the terror gap since at least 2007, the National Rifle Association has fought repeatedly to preserve it. The Bush administration supported a bill giving officials discretion to block a suspected dangerous person from buying, and Republican Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) was a chief sponsor in the House of Representatives.
Recently, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) proposed it again as an amendment to the Senate gun violence prevention package that fell a couple votes shy of the 60 votes needed to break the filibuster.





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Minority Got Obama Phone

They helped win an election by motivating the moochers who constitute Obama’s base. Now we are getting a look at the bill for ObamaPhones:
“The cost has gone from $143 million a few years ago to $2.2 billion today,” Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter said, noting that today’s cost is 15 times what it was.
Even some liberal Democrats are appalled by the waste:
Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, was incensed when she got an offer of a free phone.
“I got solicitation for a free phone at my apartment, which is certainly not a building where you’re going to have people who are qualified for free phones.”
The Looter in Chief’s own FCC admits that hundreds of thousands have more than one ObamaPhone, and that the eligibility of 41% who receive a free phone cannot be verified.
The phones are popular with Obama’s base not only because someone else is forced to pay for them:
“I hear from law enforcement that these phones are often found at crime scenes and are used in drug deals,” Republican Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas said. “Why? It’s because you can’t trace them.”
Now the FCC wants to expand the program to broadband Internet. If not stopped, Obama et al. will literally spend the country to death.



Former prostitute running for mayor in Mississippi 

 Well, prostitutes and politicians do have much in common.



Some commentators would have us believe that the Tsarnaev brothers, who emigrated in 2002 or 2003 from Dagestan, a Russian republic adjoining Chechnya where Islamic jihad flourished, should be pitied as misunderstood immigrant kids having assimilation problems.
In an April 22nd New York Times op-ed article entitled “Immigrant Kids, Adrift,” the authors Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carola Suárez-Orozco wrote:
The alleged involvement of two ethnic Chechen brothers in the deadly attack at the Boston Marathon last week should prompt Americans to reflect on whether we do an adequate job assimilating immigrants who arrive in the United States as children or teenagers… Taking in what Emma Lazarus called the ‘wretched refuse,’ including asylum seekers like the Tsarnaev brothers, without providing a scaffold of support undermines the promise of America.



Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.
State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.
In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.



14-Year-Old Hamburger Remains Surprisingly Unchanged

Even with all of the healthy options out there for people on the go who just want something quick and easy, a fast-food hamburger can not only satisfy the appetite, but also be easy on the wallet. But just how easy is it on your digestive tract with all of those preservatives? Simple table salt is a preservative, but the additive butylated hydroxyanisole, or BHA, is commonly used to keep foods from spoiling quickly, too.


Monday, April 22, 2013


Nookie Green

Nookie Green
An Irish man went to confession at St. Patricks Catholic Church.
'Father' he confessed 'It has been one month since my last confession.  I had sex with Nookie Green twice last month.'
The priest sighed and told him 'You are forgiven.  Go say three Hail Marys.'
Soon another Irish man entered the confessional 'Father it has been two months since my last confession.  I have had sex with Nookie Green twice a week for the past two months.'
This time curiosity captured the priest 'And who is Nookie Green?'
'A new woman in the neighborhood' the sinner replied.
'Very well' sighed the priest 'Go say ten Hail Mary's.'
At mass the next morning as the priest prepared to deliver the sermon, a tall, voluptuous drop dead gorgeous redhead entered the sanctuary.  The eyes of every man in the church fell upon her as she slowly sashayed up the aisle and sat down right in front of the priest.  Her dress was green and very short and she wore matching shiny emerald green shoes.
The priest and altar boy gasped as the woman in the green dress and matching green shoes sat with her legs slightly apart but enough to see she was not wearing underwear.
The priest turned to the altar boy and whispered 'Is that Nookie Green?'
The bug eyed altar boy could not believe his ears but managed to stammer 'No Father, I think it is just a reflection from her shoes.'

Cool Facts about Human Body

Cool Facts about Human Body 

Scientists say the higher your I.Q. The more you dream.


The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. 

You use 200 muscles to take one step.

The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.

Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.

A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands.

A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.. 

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.


Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.


At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.


There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.


The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.

Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.

When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, and they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.


Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

At this very moment I know well you are putting this last fact to the test...!

...now remove your thumb from your nose and pass this on to the friends you think might be interested in comparing their thumbs to their noses as well.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


The Illuminati likes to hint at what it'll do next in pop culture. You'll recall that the Newtown shooting was predicted in the last Batman movie, which itself was shot up on opening night by James Holmes the dreamiest of the school shooters and probably a Sirhan Sirhan-style patsy.



Angler’s 76.52-pound flathead is an Arizona record and the heaviest fish ever caught in the state

Guide nicknamed 'Flathead Ed' lands behemoth after a 35-minute struggle


An angler and guide nicknamed “Flathead Ed” lived up to his moniker and then some Friday by catching a 76.52-pound flathead catfish, which is an Arizona record and the heaviest fish of any species ever landed in the state.
Eddie “Flathead Ed” Wilcoxson, 56, was fishing at Bartlett Lake and using a 2-pound carp as bait. The monstrous flathead began taking the bait at about 2 a.m., as Wilcoxson was asleep on a fold-out cot aboard his 24-foot pontoon boat.
“Everybody’s got the same chance I do,” he said afterward. “You just have to get out and do it.”
The fish was caught, on 60-pound braided line, after a 35-minute struggle. It measured 53.5 inches and boasted a 34.75-inch girth.
Before Friday, the heaviest fish caught in Arizona was a 74-pound flathead catfish caught in 1988 on the Colorado River, according to an Arizona Game and Fish Department news release. The previous inland waters state record was a 71-pound, 10.24-ounce flathead caught in 2003 at San Carlos Lake.



Monday, April 15, 2013

Compromised by Barack Obama's Murky Past

April 15, 2013

Are We Being Compromised by Barack Obama's Murky Past?

By James A. Lyons

Since he first became a presidential candidate, President Obama must have spent millions of dollars in legal expenses to combat dozens of so-called "birther" challenges seeking the original documents pertaining to his birth.  As president, he famously issued an electronic document on the White House website in 2011; the document purported to be his long-form birth certificate, though it is apparently a forgery.  In addition, he has taken great pains to hide the paper trail of passport records, college transcripts, and other data -- all of which a prospective employer might require of a job applicant.  

The public's right to know is but a minor consideration.  Our overriding concern should be what unfriendly foreign intelligence adversaries, particularly Russian, may have obtained on our president's background.

Among all the foreign intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence (SVR) has a long history and has made a science of studying the backgrounds of American presidents.  Therefore, we must assume that since Russian intelligence is particularly skilled and a persistent practitioner of this art, it is possible to the point of certainty that, using all their resources and "black-bag" tactics, they have long had the biographical background data that President Obama and his team of lawyers have been so diligent in concealing from the American public.

The Russians most likely would have started collecting data during Obama's university years, when he professed radical Marxist views.  They were certainly focusing on him by the time of his celebrated speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

By that time, Russian intelligence had easy access to the true facts concerning Obama's birth, parentage, and childhood; his mentor (communist Frank Marshall Davis); and his college performance, as well as who provided his finances.  They also would have obtained the information on his passport history and his complete political career and associates.

It is recognized that among all the intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence is the most skillful in looking for information and points of leverage -- which are then exploited cleverly and "gently" by Russian statecraft.

By now, the Russians have most likely have told Obama discreetly that they have such information.  How would they use it?  As one old Soviet KGB operator said, "Kompromat [compromising information] is the most powerful tool of espionage."

Sunday, April 14, 2013


lorida battles slimy invasion by giant snails

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail, which can grow as big as a rat and gnaw through stucco and plaster.
More than 1,000 of the mollusks are being caught each week in Miami-Dade and 117,000 in total since the first snail was spotted by a homeowner in September 2011, said Denise Feiber, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Residents will soon likely begin encountering them more often, crunching them underfoot as the snails emerge from underground hibernation at the start of the state's rainy season in just seven weeks, Feiber said.
The snails attack "over 500 known species of plants ... pretty much anything that's in their path and green," Feiber said.
In some Caribbean countries, such as Barbados, which are overrun with the creatures, the snails' shells blow out tires on the highway and turn into hurling projectiles from lawnmower blades, while their slime and excrement coat walls and pavement.
"It becomes a slick mess," Feiber said.
A typical snail can produce about 1,200 eggs a year and the creatures are a particular pest in homes because of their fondness for stucco, devoured for the calcium content they need for their shells.

Hard as snails

The first video in a new series of challenging culinary experiences sees our award-winning food blogger learn how to tackle the African Land Snail

Saturday, April 13, 2013


But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. …” -2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV


Friday, April 12, 2013





How fattening is your beer?

More than 50 billion pints of beer are consumed yearly in the US. That's a lot of cheering, chugging and celebration going on. But how many calories can you find in your favorite beers? Are you drinking too many calories?
DETAILS compares beers brand-by-brand to help you moderate your calorie consumption when choosing your favorite brews.
Beck's Premier Light
Beck's Premier Light
64 calories per 12 ounces

Does vinegar stop colored clothes from bleeding? (Photo courtesy of Amstel Light) Amstel Light
95 calories per 12 ounces

Anchor Porter(Photo courtesy of Anchor Porter) Anchor Porter
209 calories per 12 ounces

Budweiser(Photo courtesy of Budweiser) Budweiser
145 calories per 12 ounces

Coors(Photo courtesty of Coors) Coors
149 calories per 12 ounces

Corona Light(Photo courtesy of Corona) Corona Light
105 calories per 12 ounces

Corona Extra(Photo courtesy of Corona ) Corona Extra
148 calories per 12 ounces

Guinness Draught(Photo courtesy of Guinness) Guinness Draught
125 calories per 12 ounces

Lagunitas Pils(Photo courtesy of Lagunitas) Lagunitas Pils
180 calories per 12 ounces

Magic Hat(Photo courtesy of Magic Hat) Magic Hat #9
146 calories per 12 ounces

Michelob Original Lager(Photo courtesy of Michelob) Michelob Original Lager
155 calories per 12 ounces

Miller High Life(Photo courtesy of Miller) Miller High Life
143 calories per 12 ounces

Miller Lite(Photo courtesy of Miller) Miller Lite
96 calories per 12 ounces

Red Stripe(Photo courtesy of Red Stripe) Red Stripe
153 calories per 12 ounces

Rolling Rock(Photo courtesy of Rolling Rock) Rolling Rock
132 calories per 12 ounces

Sam Adams Boston Lager(Photo courtesy of Samuel Adams)