Saturday, March 26, 2011

Designing Women

One of my favorite shows was Designing Women. I thought the dialogue was brilliant, the interplay between characters, inspired; and the casting terrific (with the exception of Julia Duffy). Remember when Mary Jo had not been receiving her alimony from Ted and she had to take a job at Burger Guy? Well, here is a scene from that episode. I love Bernice in this one.

Customer: What kind of fish is it? 
Julia: It's sort of compressed. 
Customer: Is it fresh?
Julia: Well let me put it this way: you're in Burger Guy, it's compressed fish, breaded and deep fried, costs 89 cents... what do you think?
Customer: I don't know.
Julia: Yes, it's fresh.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Best headline ever! (so far)

That's what I call "detectin' "

Need a really quick laugh?

One of my favorite videos from YouTube (NSFW)

I know I've posted this before but I had to do it again. It's verrry funny!

Alexyss K. Tylor, video advice columnist, tells the ugly truth.


And these filthy creatures are crying that they are being bullied and harrassed!

How long have gays and lesbians been abused, vilified, discriminated against, lied about and generally deemed sub-human by Christianists? The answer is "Long Enough!"

Filthy Stinking Hypocrites
Now, the Catholic Church, of all people, are complaining that they are being bullied and discriminated against because of their religious beliefs. These are the people who argue in court against same-sex marriage on the grounds that gays and lesbians are not subject to discrimination and abuse and should not be a protected class!! The grotesque hypocrisy of the Catholic Church is equal only to the members of the Republican Party. 

I would vomit if I had had my lunch before writing this. 

Read this from Huffington Post:

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican official told a United Nations body on Tuesday (March 22) that people who openly object to homosexual behavior are at risk of losing their human rights when they are prosecuted or stigmatized for their beliefs.

"People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behavior between people of the same sex," said Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, the Vatican's representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

"When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature, which may also be expressions of religious convictions, or state opinions about scientific claims, they are stigmatized, and worse -- they are vilified, and prosecuted," Tomasi said.

"The truth is, these attacks are violations of fundamental human rights, and cannot be justified under any circumstances."

In his statement, Tomasi said the Vatican "condemn(ed) all violence that is targeted against people because of their sexual feelings and thoughts, or sexual behaviors." The Vatican also rejects all legal discrimination "based just on the person's feelings and thoughts, including sexual thoughts and feelings."

But the Vatican envoy said that there is an international "consensus between societies that certain kinds of sexual behaviors must be forbidden by law," citing pedophilia and incest as examples.

In 2008, the Vatican's delegation to the U.N. General Assembly called for an "end to all criminal penalties" against "homosexual persons," but voted against a proposed U.N. gay rights declaration that it called vague and excessively far-reaching.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cuban Pete

Watch... Enjoy!

Fun Pix

Love the glasses

Sounds serious.

I hear HBO is doing a remake of this. Probably going to be a bigger bomb than the remake of "The Women". Why can't they leave the classics alone?

Oh Mary, don't ask!

I know honey... I loved La Liz too.

Official NHS policy

Let's see, I got my gun, my 3 legged cat and some summer squash. Par-tay!

On a yodeling holiday in Fond du Lac

Give that man the VC!

Air bags? Not necessary!

Wayne Gibson, celebrity chef!

Too cool!

Lewis Black has something to say about a Donald Trump Presidency

I'm laughing even writing something so ridiculous.

Watch (From The Daily Show):

Very sad news

Elizabeth Taylor has died. She was 79 years old. More to come...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Top 6 things Republicans more interested in than jobs

Speaker Boner... Where are the JOBS??!!??

Speaker of the Souse, John Boner
WASHINGTON – Republicans won dramatic victories last November by promising to mitigate high unemployment. "This coming election is about one issue: jobs," to-be Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said weeks before election day. "It's about jobs that were promised to the American people by the current administration, and were never delivered."

But in the three months since taking over the House and expanding their voices in the Senate, Republicans have yet to pass a jobs-focused bill, instead prioritizing numerous social and cultural issues that are unrelated to job creation -- and have little or no chance of becoming policy.

Here are six such legislative goals they've been hard at work on.

1) Curtailing Abortion Rights
A top priority for Republicans, H.R. 3, "The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act" is on its way to passage in the House after successfully maneuvering through the Judiciary and Ways And Means Committees.

Though the GOP stripped out some of its most controversial provisions -- such as denying exemptions to a woman even in cases of rape, incest and when her life is in danger -- the measure raises costs for businesses by eliminating tax deductions on employee health insurance plans that cover abortion.

2) Defunding Planned Parenthood
The House last month approved a measure 240-185, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), to cut off all $317 million in Title X funding for Planned Parenthood and all other health care providers that offer abortions.

Under the law, Title X money cannot be used for abortion, so -- beyond the shot across Planned Parenthood's bow -- Republicans effectively voted to strip funding enjoyed by mostly low-income women for medical services like cancer screenings, breast exams and HIV tests.

3) Defunding NPR
In the wake of James O'Keefe's highly edited video sting that defamed National Public Radio executives, House Republicans last week called an emergency session to push through legislation that eliminates taxpayer funds to the radio-based news agency. It passed 228-192 on a partisan vote, winning over no Democrats and losing 7 Republicans.

4) Investigating American Muslims
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-NY) held a controversial hearing two weeks ago about the extent of radicalization within the American Muslim community. Though even critics admitted that the xenophobic undertones were relatively mild compared to what they expected, the hearings had their fair share of bizarre statements.

5) Declaring English As America's Official Language
Liberating Americans from ever needing to learn another language, Republicans this month introduced the "English Language Unity Act," which would declare English as the official language of the U.S.

The bill declares that "all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the United States made in pursuance of the Constitution."

6) Reaffirming The "In God We Trust" Motto
The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a GOP resolution reaffirming the motto of the United States as "In God We Trust" -- you know, just in case people forgot what America was all about.

Monday, March 21, 2011

This is one twisted MoFo

But "Standard Operating Procedure" for the lunatics from the Religious Fundamentalist Child Molesters. 

Scumbag child molester Brent Girouex
Pastor Brent Girouex of Council Bluffs, Iowa told detectives that he had sex with the four boys he's accused of molesting in order to help them achieve "sexual purity in the eyes of God."
Court documents indicated Girouex told investigators the most sexual contact he had was with one teen over a four-year period, starting when the boy was 14 years old. Girouex speculated that he had “mutual” sexual contact with the teen between “25 and 50 times” over the four-year period. When investigators spoke to the teen, who is now an adult, he told them the number was between 50 and 100 times. Girouex allegedly said as a youth pastor he felt it was his duty “to help (the teen) with homosexual urges by praying while he had sexual contact with him. ”Several additional victims also spoke with detectives. At least three others – who were teenagers when the incidents occurred – told investigators the events happened at Girouex’s home. All three said they were at the house to be helped with “sexual purity.”
Pastor Girouex: "When they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind." Police say that a total of eight alleged victims have come forward so far.

Another tip from

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bubble and Squeak

As I said in an earlier post the dinner we had on St Patrick's Day at The Club was enormous. I decided to make an English dish called Bubble and Squeak from the leftovers.

Here's the process:

Here's the box of leftovers. Not really a pretty sight but there's treasure in this cardboard!

Start by chopping everything up into small pieces. This is going to be very similar to hash so you want to cut everything into roughly 1/4-inch dice.

I always chop the meat separately. Not required but I do it that way anyway.

Melt some butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan, preferably non-stick.

Throw in one medium chopped onion and cook until starting to brown.

Throw in the chopped veggies and cook for five minutes stirring occasionally. The idea here is to start the veggies heating up so that the meat won't be too overcooked at the end.

Once the veggies have started to take on a little color move onto the meat.

Add the chopped cook meat and toss with the veggies. Your heat should still be at medium-high.

Keep sauteing and stirring (or if you're good at it, flip using the pan handle) until it starts to get a good brown.

You'll want to give it a while to cook as it (to me) needs a good browning on it to really develop a deep, delicious flavor. Serve it with a poached egg on top or just as it is with a green vegetable on the side. And now that ugly box of leftovers is a delicious treat that you will want to make with any leftover potatoes, veggies and cooked meat. 

Baubles (cont.)


This amethyst parure is from the French Crown Jewels
An amethyst parure from the Queen of Sweden's collection
This amethyst and diamond tiara is Russian in origin
These hexagonal amethysts belonged to Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII
This parure belonged to Queen Mary of England
Close up of Queen Mary's amethyst necklace. Note that the drops could be removed and worn hanging from any of the larger stones
A couple of more recent pieces. This amethyst, diamond and turquoise number was made for the Duchess of Windsor by Cartier
This parure of amethysts, diamonds and kunzites is in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor and was made by Van Cleef and Arpels