Friday, May 31, 2013

Fabio's Chicken Gumbo

If you've never had Gumbo, head to the south for soup as Fabio takes on classic New Orleans cuisine with a one-pot, easy recipe. Serve over white rice for a heartier meal. No alligators allowed!

Culinary tips:
-Everything starts with the roux (cooked fat and flour), so it's important to cook it low and slow for best results. It's a great base for many Creole recipes.
-Using flavorful boneless chicken thighs keeps this recipe affordable, and makes it much easier than using chicken on the bone. Save the breasts for another day.
-Filé powder is a staple of Creole and Cajun cuisine. Made from the ground leaves of the sassafras plant, it adds great flavor and helps as a thickening agent.

Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 6-8 servings

2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
all-purpose flour for dusting
1 lb. Andouille sausage, cut into ¼" thick slices
½ c. vegetable oil
½ c. all-purpose flour
1 large onion, diced
1 large green pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
6-10 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp. fresh chopped thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. filé powder
¼- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 14 oz. can chopped tomatoes, with juice
6 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper
½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)
¼ c. chopped parsley
3 green onions, chopped

Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
Lightly dust chicken pieces in flour and brown in the oil.
Remove chicken, and brown the Andouille sausage.
Remove sausage, and add 1/2 cup of oil to pot.
Slowly whisk in flour until a thick paste is achieved, and lower the burner to the lowest possible heat.
Slowly cook the roux over low heat for at least three hours, stirring as it cooks and changes colors.
Once the roux has reached the dark chocolate stage, add onion, bell pepper and celery, and cook for 5 minutes, until wilted.
Add the garlic, oregano, thyme, filé powder, cayenne, and bay leaves.
Stir thoroughly.
Add chopped tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
Slowly add the chicken stock, and simmer over medium heat, with the lid slightly askew.
Add the cooked chicken and sausage and stir.
Add the shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and fully cooked.
Serve over white rice, if desired, and garnish with parsley and green onions.


22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Smiling woman

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama
There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a homeless person could be right outside, walking around with a spring in every step. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.
The question is: how do they do that?
It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do things differently. Ask any happy person, and they will tell you that they …SEE HERE



Al Sharpton attempting to cover the ongoing scandal involving the IRS intentionally targeting tea party organizations for additional scrutiny. As the show’s version of Sharpton is wont to do, the MSNBC host bumbled and stumbled through a disorganized segment full of incorrect pronunciations, baffling chart graphs, and non-sequitur folksy anecdotes.

Rep. Trey Gowdy Tears Rice's Benghazi Narative Apart

In impassioned testimony at today’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the September 11 attack in Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy cited a letter written by a State Department official on September 12 that asserted that “the group that conducted the attacks … is affiliated with Islamic terrorists."

Gowdy asked, “Mr. Hicks, I want to know … why in the world would Susan Rice go on five Sunday talk shows and perpetuate a […] false narrative.”
Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya suggested that Gowdy direct the question to Ambassador Rice. Hicks suggested that Gowdy direct the question to Ambassador Rice.

O’s scandals

O’s scandals take nation by storm
As a metaphor for big government, it is hard to top the Justice Department’s seizing of journalists’ phone records from The Associated Press.
Unless, of course, you think the best example is the Internal Revenue Service turning the screws on groups it viewed as conservative and, therefore, unworthy of fair treatment.
Or maybe the winner is the sneaky spreading of ObamaCare’s tentacles, with insurance companies now predicting the law will drive up the cost of individual premiums by as much as 400 percent.
There are no losers in this race to the bottom — except the American people. It is tempting to ask whether they’ve had enough Hope & Change, but the question is premature. With 44 months to go in the reign of the Great Mistake, the gods are not done punishing us.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, the growing cloud of trouble must have the bunker boys longing for the good old days. You know, those idyllic days of yesteryear, a k a early last week, when Benghazi was the only scandal on the horizon.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Stanley died in a fire and his body was horribly burned. The morgue needed
someone to identify the body, so they sent for his two best friends, Cooter and Clyde. The three men had always hunted and fished together and were long time members of a hunt camp.
Cooter arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the sheet, Cooter said, 'Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad. You better roll him over.' The mortician rolled him over and Cooter said, 'Nope, ain't Stanley .'

The mortician thought this was rather strange, So he brought Clyde in to confirm the identity of the body. Clyde looked at the body and said, 'Yup, he's pretty well burnt up, Roll him over.' The mortician rolled him over and Clyde said, 'No, it ain't Stanley .'

The mortician asked, 'How can you tell?' Clyde said, 'Well, Stanley had two assholes.'

'What! He had two assholes?' asked the mortician.

'Yup, we never seen 'em, but everybody used to say: 'There's Stanley with them two assholes.

Cooter and Clyde are both now employed in the Obama administration as planning, development, and strategy consultants.

World Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


A big earthquake with the strength of
8.1 on the Richter scale hit the
Middle East. Two million Muslims died
And over a million were injured.

Iraq and Iran are totally ruined and
The governments don't know where
To start with providing help to rebuild.
The rest of the world is in shock.

The USA is sending troops to help.

Saudi Arabia is sending oil.

Latin American countries are sending

New Zealand is sending sheep,
Cattle and food crops.

The Asian continents are sending
Labor to assist in rebuilding the

Canada is sending medical teams
And supplies.

GREAT BRITAIN , not to be outdone,
Is sending two million replacement

God Bless GREAT BRITAIN ....
Damn those Brits are smart !!


Liberals, Democrats turning on Holder?

Calls for attorney general to step down


A state audit has revealed that Massachusetts has given out $18 million in “questionable public assistance benefits” in recent years, in cases that included the distribution of benefits to more than 1,160 people who were either dead or using the Social Security number of a deceased person.
In some cases, recipients began receiving benefits for the first time after their deaths.
The audit, issued Tuesday, covered cash, food stamps, and other benefits intended for low-income families, and found millions of dollars in irregular benefits and an urgent need for improved anti-fraud security.
In 1,164 cases, deceased recipients continued to receive a total of $2.39 million in benefits up to 27 months after they had been reported dead. The state Department of Transitional Assistance also paid out at least $368,000 benefits to 178 guardians who claimed deceased persons as dependents, and $164,000 to 40 individuals being claimed by more than one guardian.


Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, Holder insisted that "the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material" is not something he was involved in or knew about.
But days later, it emerged that the Justice Department obtained access to the emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen -- after filing an affidavit that accused him of being a likely criminal "co-conspirator" in the leak of sensitive material regarding North Korea.
Rosen was never charged, and never prosecuted. But he was effectively accused of violating the federal Espionage Act.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Last Words By Death Row Inmates

James Jackson

Executed in Texas on February 7, 2007 for a triple murder.

"...I'm ready to roll. Time to get this party started."

James Jackson murdered his wife and two step-daughters.  He left this note behind for police: "I love Sharon, Sonny, Ericka. I could not take care of my family. I don't have a job. I gave them back to God. He and they will understand. James."  James' final statement might just imply that his family is throwing a surprise party for him in Heaven?   To learn more about James Jackson, you can check out his execution record at


Friday, May 24, 2013


Peabody Hotel is not just another luxury hotel in downtown Memphis in Tennessee, USA. This one has a peculiar attraction – ducks. Every day at 11 in the morning, a parade of five mallard ducks makes its way from their penthouse home on the roof of the hotel down to the lobby via the elevator. Red carpet is rolled out all the way from the elevator door to the hotel fountain made of a solid block of Italian travertine marble. The ducks frolic in the waters the entire day. At exactly 5 in the evening, the ducks are ceremoniously led back to their penthouse.
The unique tradition started in 1932, when the general manager of the time, Frank Schutt, had just returned from a weekend hunting trip in Arkansas. He and his friends thought it would be amusing to leave three of their live English Call Duck decoys in the hotel fountain. The ducks became immediately popular with hotel guests, and since then, five Mallard ducks (one male and four females) have played in the fountain every day.

In 1940, a Bellman by the name of Edward Pembroke volunteered to care for the ducks. Pembroke was a circus animal trainer and he taught the ducks to march into the hotel lobby, which started the famous Peabody Duck March. He served as the "Duckmaster" until his retirement in 1991.
The ducks, themselves, have been rotated over the years. In fact, each team of five ducks only work for three months before they are replaced by another set. The ducks are raised by a local farmer and are returned to the farm when they retire.
The custom of keeping ducks in the lobby fountain may date back even further than the 1930s. Researchers found a pre-1915 postcard that highlights the ducks playing in the fountain, and one source claims the custom goes back to the hotel's opening in 1869.
However, the Peabody itself claims the duck tradition to have started in 1933. On December 3, 2008 they unveiled a new "Duck Palace" located on the rooftop, for the 75th anniversary of the duck tradition. The 24 by 12 foot enclosure features granite flooring, ceiling fans, a scale replica of the hotel, a fountain decorated with a pair of bronze ducks, and a large viewing window for guests to see them in their new home. The Duck Palace cost approximately $200,000 to construct.




The good guys The law enforcement team, led by Frank Hammer, pictured, included officers from Texas and Louisiana. The posse of police tracked down and then killed outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, ending their crime spree. (AP Photo)

May 23, 1934, Bonnie and Clyde killed by police Clyde Champion Barrow and partner in crime Bonnie Parker, otherwise known as "Bonnie and Clyde," were legendary outlaws, wanted by the FBI for robbery, murder, and kidnapping. They were the subjects of "one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the nation had seen up to that time." The two came to a violent end, gunned down in their car, which was riddled with more than 70 bullets.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

MI5 admit they KNEW

MI5 admit they KNEW about fanatics who 'slaughtered soldier': Police raid house in Lincolnshire village as friends say British-born suspect became 'obsessed with radical Islam as schoolboy'


  • Suspect identified on internet forums as Michael Adebolajo
  • He was filmed ranting with bloodied hands shortly after the attack
  • Accomplice believed to be from Harold Hill, Romford
  • IPCC confirms two officers fired shots and one officer discharged a Taser
  • Raids carried out in Lincolnshire, Romford, Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Suspects in attack on a soldier are not believed to be part of a terror group
  • Both have been arrested and are being treated in separate hospitals after being shot by police
  • David Cameron: 'We will defeat violent extremism by standing together'
  • Radical preacher Anjem Choudhary knew one of killers and has warned of more 'lone wolf' attacks in the future
  • Sources: 'Adebolajo was arrested on his way to join Al Shabaab in Somalia'
By Richard Hartley-parkinson and Andy Dolan

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was today named as the victim

Throughout the frenzied attack the two killers shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is great’ – then demanded horrified witnesses film them as they walked up and down the street, ranting over the soldier’s dead body for 20 minutes.

The woman, who did not want to be named, added: 'He was a lovely lad, he lived around here for years and went to Middleton Tech.'


Published on May 23, 2013
Smashed windows and cars on fire - one of Europe's most peaceful capitals, Stockholm, is witnessing its worst outbreak of violence in years. Hundreds of youths, mostly immigrants, have ripped through the city's suburbs in four nights of unrest. The violence has shocked the country, famous for its attractive immigration policies and generous welfare system. Sweden has for years been accepting immigrants who fail to integrate, and are only there to get money for nothing - that's the view of Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist.


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Probability Of Love

Abandoned 'Ghost Ship'

Someone should write a story about the people still living aboard The Lyubov Orlova, a 328-foot-long (100 meters) vessel named after a Russian screen siren from the 1930s, was built in 1976 and chartered for expeditions to polar waters.

NASA satellite captures world's largest panorama

NASA's Landsat has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of land in an unbroken panorama.
On a planet that's made up of over 70 per cent water, having a satellite capture a strip of land of any great length is something of a challenge. However, that's exactly what NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite has done. In a continuous panorama from Russia to South Africa, it has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of nearly unbroken land (there's a little bit of the Red Sea in there, too).
Flying at an altitude of 705 kilometres above the Earth and at a speed of 27,000 kilometres per hour, LDCM managed to cover the distance in 20 minutes on 13 April, taking photographs with its Operational Land Imager as it went. The 56 images were then stitched together in a seamless 185km wide, 9000km long panorama, called "The Long Swath".
NASA slightly increased the speed when creating a video of the images, so, in all, it only takes about 15 minutes (imagine if you could do that in an aeroplane). The result is a view of what it would be like to be watching the Earth fly by below if you were a passenger on the LDCM.


IRS Official Lois Lerner

"I have not done anything wrong," she said. "I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee."
Lerner adds that she invoke her 5th Amendment right and "will not answer any of the questions or testify today"



The gin and tonic from the Todd English Food Hall, with grapefruit, cardamom and a jaunty leaf of basil.

Sipping a good gin and tonic is like finding a 20th-century oxford shirt in the closet and realizing that you can still wear it downtown tonight without looking out of step with the century we’re stuck in.  

It just works.
But that hasn’t stopped mixology-besotted bartenders from trying to make it better. You’ll find a few of them who can’t resist filling a glass with more and more flavor dimensions, creating a gin and tonic that’s such a complicated spectacle, you barely recognize it. The good news, though, is that plenty of fresh and successful variations are being dreamed up by bartenders and restaurateurs who don’t view the word “restraint” as an epithet.

Now, kitchen-brewed tonic is a badge of honor at certain places around the country.
Consider Pedro Gonçalves, the man in charge of wine and beverages at Oceana, a Midtown restaurant that prides itself in stocking not only gins from around the world, but four different shades of tonic: sweet, bitter, citrus and spicy. A while back, Mr. Gonçalves, a lover of G&Ts who has family roots in Portugal, found himself wondering: “Why do people have such a great gin, and then ruin it with a generic tonic? It kind of bothered me.”
So, with an eye toward conjuring up his own quinine syrup, he ordered a stash of powdered cinchona bark from Peru. “I was like, ‘O.K., what the hell do I do with this?’ ” he recalled. “Honestly, I didn’t really have any idea.” Filtering out the sediment turned out to be a challenge, but through trial and error, Mr. Gonçalves figured out how to make tonic.
“Quinine has quite a history,” he said. “The native South Americans used to use it as a muscle relaxant. It’s good for you. After a hard day’s work, your body is fatigued.” 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Great Flydini

YAF Poll of College-Age Students

YAF Poll of College-Age Students

May 8, 2013
In a survey launched by Young America's Foundation and conducted by the polling company, Kellyanne Conway, Inc.,  more than 60 percent of college-age students feel that government should not take an active role in their day-to-day-lives, and half of respondents believe that the federal government is mostly hurting economic recovery.
President Ronald Reagan said, "Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States." And, as the poll suggests, young people share this belief: 66 percent of the students polled had a positive opinion of "entrepreneurship," 44 percent found "free markets" positive, and 42 percent believe the federal government is an opponent rather than a partner in the pursuit of the American Dream.

Obama, Aligning himself with a hostile power against the USA

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

Have no doubt that this plan is very real, with strong Obama administration support. In January 2010 the U.S. joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Treaty Resolution that will establish a 2012 conference to draft a blueprint for enactment. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to push for Senate ratification.
Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners to take this initiative seriously, stating that the U.N. “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”


Roy Nelson scored his latest knockout without setting foot in the Octagon.
Nelson knocked Sao Palelei out of his scheduled fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 on June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, according to UFC officials.
Palelei (18-3), riding an eight-fight winning streak, had lobbied long and hard to get a return shot in the UFC. He finally had it with the fight against Miocic (9-1), but that was before UFC interim bantamweight champ Renan Barão on Tuesday dropped off the card due to injury. Barão was supposed to defend his belt against Eddie Wineland.
With the main event blown apart, UFC officials quickly elevated the co-main event between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson to headlining status. Evans vs. Henderson will remain a three-round bout. The new co-main event is a fight between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
After that, however, the name value on the fight card took a significant drop.
Enter “Big Country.”
Roy Nelson has become a fan favorite with his brash, blue-collar style. He’s the everyman of the Octagon.
Exit “The Hulk.”
Palelei will still make his UFC return, but it will be delayed. He’ll likely return later in the summer.
“Good things come to those who wait,” the ever-positive Palelei tweeted on Tuesday night.
Nelson (19-7) is on a three-fight winning streak, knocking out Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo. With the rest of the top-end of the heavyweight division already occupied, Nelson had been in waiting mode, but now makes the quick turn from his win over Kongo on April 27 to fight Miocic.


More Cable Contractor Attacks: Comcast Cable Guy Found Guilty of Murdering Customer

A jury has found Comcast contractor Anthony Triplett guilty of first degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and robbery in the death of Comcast Cable customer Urszula Sakowska, 23, killed by Triplett in December 2006 when Comcast sent him to her home to work on her Internet service.
It was not the first time police investigated Triplett, who was also under scrutiny for possible involvement in an earlier homicide of Comcast customer Janice Ordidge, who was found strangled in her bathtub after Triplett was sent to install her cable television service.
Assistant district attorney Brian Sexton said Triplett got his thrills watching his victims suffer and die.
“As he strangles them, he looks them right in the eye and sees the light go out,” Sexton said.
Comcast had come under fire in the case because the cable operator permitted the contractor, Premiere Cable Communications, to continue to send Triplett on service calls even while he was under investigation by local police.
“I don’t understand how he was allowed to keep doing cable jobs after he was questioned regarding my sister,” said Loretta Shamley, the sister of Janice Ordidge.


There are only virtual and cloud men left

There Are No Real Men Anymore

May. 22, 2013
There are no more men on the planet.
No males in my generation want to be men. Why do I say this? I met an extractor. His quote?
“Have you seen the movie Taken? That’s what I do.”
That is a man. He goes to foreign countries to retrieve people who have been kidnapped. Not only does he go, but he comes back. Comes back! That’s a man. When he’s not doing that, he’s a bodyguard for Saudi princes and people like Ralph Lauren. And before all of this? He was a New York City drug cop in the eighties. Boom. Full man. He’s been a man for decades!
I could have talked to that guy for hours. Talk to men of this generation?
“Oh, I’m a web developer.”
“I work in advertising.”
“I re-tweet things for companies.”
That last one is a job? Unbelievable. Men of older generations wanted to make an honest living. Men now want to make money by making statements in 140 characters – by making videos or taping a friend getting hit in the nuts with a voiceover of what the pole says.


JODI IS A GREAT INSPIRATION! Especially to all the crazy ass stalker chicks out there. So guys having that fantastic fling with that crazy hot nympho chick, bragging to all your buddies, bonking your brains out like there's no tomorrow, remember "crazy" is the operative here. Remember Travis found out there is actually no tomorrow and the grand finale can be getting stabbed 27 times, having your throat cut, and getting shot. There is NO WRATH LIKE A CRAZY ASS STALKER BITCH SCORNED!!!!



You’re on your own.

James O’Keefe is that gutsy young man who, together with Hannah Giles, went undercover as a pimp and ‘ho, and captured ACORN staffers on tape advising them to circumvent the law.
Since then, O’Keefe and his investigative team are continuing to uncover political corruption through his Project Veritas organization — “to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”
For Project Veritas’ latest sting operation, they visited police stations across America and asked law enforcement officials if, in the event of an armed break-in, what we should do in the minutes (or more than an hour in the case of Dallas) between calling 911 and the police’s arrival.
One officer instructed, “Go get some bleach. Go get ammonia.” Another officer instructed the undercover journalist to, “lock yourself in a bedroom” and “start yelling and screaming.”

JODI NEWS 05/21/13

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Even Piers catches occasional glimpses of reality!

BUT! The IRS fast-tracked a charity run by Obama’s half-brother

Abon’go “Roy” Malik Obama holding a photo of him with a young Barack Hussein “Lucifer” Obama.

The charity is called the Barack H. Obama Foundation, named after the Obama brothers’ Kenyan dad, Barack H. Obama, Sr. Its mission statement is “to provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards in memory of Barack H. Obama: in the region of his birth, Kenya, and beyond.”
First reported by The Daily Caller, the Barack H. Obama Foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status. More astonishing still is the fact that the BHO Foundation was given retroactive tax-exempt status despite never having bothered to apply for it. The IRS also overlooked the foundation’s history of soliciting donations before receiving tax-exempt status.
Now, there is another layer of stench added to Malik Obama’s tax-exempt foundation:

It’s a fraud!




‘It’s Too Big’: Meet Jonah Falcon, the Man With the World’s Largest Penis

Jonah Falcon is said to have the world’s largest penis. Now he’s singing about it. He chats with The Daily Beast about “It’s Too Big” and, well, his very large penis. 

When your penis is so large that documentaries are made about it, that airport TSA mistakes your member for a weapon, that Jon Hamm gets advice from you on how to handle the attention, you have two options. You could try desperately to play down the fascination and keep your prodigious private...private. Or, you could let it all hang out.
via YouTube
Jonah Falcon, the 42-year-old actor with the 9-inch penis (13.5 inches hard), has chosen the latter route. Falcon has already spoken about his penis, unofficially the world’s largest, in a handful of documentaries on the male body. Now he’s singing about it.


First they came for Fox News

How Hope and Change Gave Way to Spying on the Press

Much of the Fourth Estate shrugged when the Obama administration attacked Fox News, writes Kirsten Powers. But now it’s coming for them, too. 

First they came for Fox News, and they did not speak out—because they were not Fox News. Then they came for government whistleblowers, and they did not speak out—because they were not government whistleblowers. Then they came for the maker of a YouTube video, and—okay, we know how this story ends. But how did we get here?

Turns out it’s a fairly swift sojourn from a president pushing to “delegitimize” a news organization to threatening criminal prosecution for journalistic activity by a Fox News reporter, James Rosen, to spying on Associated Press reporters. In between, the Obama administration found time to relentlessly persecute government whistleblowers and publicly harass and condemn a private American citizen for expressing his constitutionally protected speech in the form of an anti-Islam YouTube video.


Monday, May 20, 2013


Get Over It, Foodies: Spam Is Delicious

Anna Weaver on why we should all embrace the canned meat

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 20, 2013 11:44 AM CDT 
(Newser) – It's time for foodies to stop turning their noses up at Spam, declares Anna Weaver in Slate. She offers up myriad reasons the canned meat deserves a spot at even the fanciest tables:
  • It tastes good. In particular, it's more appetizing than that classic American favorite, the hot dog. But you can't just eat it out of the can: In Hawaii, where Spam is insanely popular, chefs serve it up as tacos, bành mì, or meatballs; sliced thin and fried like bacon; stir-fried with veggies; and more. Even McDonald's and Burger King have their own special versions.
  • It only has six ingredients. That means "it almost passes Michael Pollan's five-ingredient test" for avoiding processed foods, Weaver writes. (Hot dogs contain about 15 ingredients, "many of them obscure chemicals.")
  • One of those ingredients is pork shoulder. Yes, that pork shoulder, the same trendy ingredient currently "beloved by chefs and home cooks" everywhere.
Consider Spam musubi, Hawaii's favorite way to eat Spam: It's a block of white rice with fried and seasoned Spam on top, wrapped with dried seaweed. "In other words, Spam musubi looks a lot like sushi," Weaver writes. "Just a few short decades ago, most Americans wouldn’t have dreamt of eating raw fish. Today, sushi is ubiquitous. It’s amazing how delicious the results can be when you open your mind." Click for her full column.


An elderly woman was confronted on the Magnificent Mile by a mob of young men on Wednesday, who proceeded to take $100,000 worth of jewelry she was wearing.
A Chicago police source said the 69-year-old woman from Homewood Flossmoor was accosted by 10 to 12 African American men while walking in the 700 block of North Michigan around noon in front of Saks Fifth Avenue.
They threatened to beat her if she didn’t give them her purse and jewelry. …
The men involved were between 18 and 19 years-old. They were wearing baggy pants and dreads.
 MSN Cleaned TV version of the story: Half dosen teens? Baggy pants and dreads?


This is all so true....

"If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles"

By Junius P. Long

Food For Thought
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you are offended by this article, I'll bet you voted for the idiots who are running, and ruining our great country.

Bad News About Grandpa


Sunday, May 19, 2013

FROGLEGS- Jail to the Chief

Published on May 18, 2013

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Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 6-8 servings
1 batch Fabio's fresh pasta dough, rolled into large sheets
1 pound fresh portabella mushrooms, cleaned with stems removed
1 ea. green bell pepper, cored and quartered
1 ea. yellow bell pepper, cored and quartered
1 ea. red bell pepper, cored and quartered
1 ea. Eggplant, sliced lengthwise, about 1/2 inch thick
1 ea. Zucchini, sliced lengthwise, about 1/2 inch thick
24 ea. fresh basil leaves, torn
Olive oil
1 batch Fabio's marinara sauce, cooled
2 (15 ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
First, prepare the vegetables:
Preheat outdoor grill or grill pan.
Drizzle the sliced vegetables with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Grill the vegetables on each side, over medium heat, until softened.
Remove the vegetables to a platter to cool.
To prepare the lasagna:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly oil the bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking dish.
Cut the cooled vegetables into a small dice (1/2-inch pieces).
Mix the veggies together and set aside.
Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce into the prepared pan, and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Top the marinara and oil with a layer of pasta.
Cover the pasta with marinara.
Add half of the grilled, diced vegetables, and season with black pepper.
Sprinkle 1/3 of the mozzarella over the veggies, then top with half of the basil leaves.
Spoon on 1/2 of the ricotta cheese.
Top the ricotta with another layer of pasta, then repeat the build: marinara, veggies, black pepper, mozzarella, basil, ricotta.
For the final layer, cover the ricotta with pasta.
Top with marinara, then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees F, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until browned.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and cover the lasagna with aluminum foil.
Bake for another 30 minutes, and let rest 15 minutes before serving.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers claim.
Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and their political views.
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark collected data on bicep size, socio-economic status and support for economic redistribution from hundreds in America, Argentina and Denmark.




IRS/Tea Party, Patriot and Conservative groups


Endless vacations and fundraisers

Army of illegal felons released Sequester ploy

Disrespect towards our military

SIX out of ten women in the UK are repulsed

SIX out of ten women in the UK are repulsed by the sight of their own naked bodies – but not THESE six.

They dared to bare – and be judged on their look – and talked openly about their bodies.
We then got four judges – celebrity doctor Hilary Jones, of online clinic Health Express; Martin Daubney, ex-editor of men’s mag Loaded; psychologist Kate Nightingale; and Wheatley and Sons Ltd builder Luke Midwinter – to cast a critical eye over our brave lasses.
The panel told DIANA APPLEYARD and CHRISTINA EARLE their verdicts.
So for all those fretting about flabby stomachs – and the four in ten who feel too embarrassed even for their own partner to see them in the buff – read on for an insight into what blokes really think.


Afghanistan soldier's return home is a home run as he dresses as catcher and surprises daughter at baseball game

  • Alayna Adams, 9, of Dunedin, was invited to throw the first ball at the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday 
  • She didn't know her father was disguised as the catcher
  • William Adams had been away in Afghanistan for a year and the throw was their first reunion
  • He peeled off his mask to the delight of his daughter and wife, Dana, who was watching nearby