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June 4th, 2006

Ages Of Experience

“Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society,” Bush said in his Saturday radio address. “Marriage cannot be cut off from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening this good influence on society.” GW Bush

Hold the damn phone for just a minute, Mr. Boy King. Just how many “ages of experience” have you encountered personally? Me? I have personally encountered one very personal and magnificent “age of experience”. My particular “A.O.E.”, as I will refer to it here, has been from a standpoint of cultural, natural and religious roots as well.
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June 3rd, 2006

Buns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

Just how stupid do they think we are? In a report commissioned by the FDA, the Keystone Center, a non-profit policy center, determined in its infinite wisdom that maybe restaurants should follow federal labeling guides in providing nutritional information on their respective menus,

Offering similar label information in restaurants would give consumers the “same kind of information to make those same kinds of (food) decisions away from home,” FDA Acting Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach said. “

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June 2nd, 2006

Chef Pablo’s Friday Goulash — A Weekly Cleaning Of The ‘Fridge

This hopes to be the first among a long line of successive Friday posts, cleaning out the week’s ‘fridge, so to speak. As I went to culinary school and raised my family, we tried lots of food all week long in the name of educational exploration, and at the end of the week, whatever was left was creatively stirred into one brilliant and diverse dish for the weekend, welcome to Goulash!
Not to be confused with random acts of foodness, there should always be a structure for Goulash. A minimum of one “Meat”, “Vegetables” the more the merrier, a single “Starch” (never overload your guests with double starch, it just isn’t right!), and an optional dessert or two depending on just how good the kids were that week! Bon apetit!, and expect a few slings in Spanish as well, although I promise not to sing the anthem or any other songs as I cook, not sing, that’s me.

“nuff said, let’s go!
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May 28th, 2006

We Have Much To Remember Tomorrow

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May 26th, 2006

Forgive Me BIO For I Have Sinned!

Yeah Right.

I will say it has become painfully obvious that a couple of my last few posts have been less than well received by my BIO brethren. Hastert and Others Run to the Aid of Scumbag and Louisiana’s Jefferson, A Repeat Offender have received a grand total of 0, zip, nada in comments. Even when Tom Baker wrote upon the same subject 3 days ago, he garnered a whopping 3 comments other than mine. Nobody wants to take a closer look at the Jefferson debacle, and even when I included Hastert as a co target with Pelosi, the masses still huddled elsewhere. Curious it seems, we can blast Bush, screw the Repubs, damn the war, hate the haters, even stroke the “Dick”, but we can’t call a rat a rat if he is a Democrat?

And then I wondered where the usual Conservative suspects, steve, Kevin, Chosen One, etc. were on this, why haven’t they all chimed in at the fall of another Dem? I mean one Dem equals 10 Repubs these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon and rally the troops? I am telling you folks, when I smell a rat, I smell a rat. Even ABC is starting to see the smoke clear on this one. Ask yourself, why would all of Congress stand on such soft ground as to “protect the separation of powers” crap? “Separation Anxiety” bull fucking shit! Wake the hell up and smell the manure!
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May 25th, 2006

Cave-Man Strikes!

The Great Decider caved in record time on this one,

By LAURIE KELLMAN (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
May 25, 2006 3:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped into the Justice Department’s constitutional confrontation with Congress on Thursday and ordered that documents seized in an FBI raid on a lawmaker’s office be sealed for 45 days.

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May 25th, 2006

Call Now!!!!!

It’s game time folks, Network Neutrality is on the block now! This is a forwarded letter from Tim Karr of Free Press, our help is needed right now, so pick up the phones, look at the numbers below, and make a difference!!!

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May 24th, 2006

Hastert and Others Run to the Aid of Scumbag

A corrupt Democrat’s best friend is naturally….a Republican! Go figure, as I pointed out the other day in my post “Louisiana’s Jefferson, A Repeat Offender“, this is not the first time that Rep. Jefferson has come across our sights as a general all around scumbag with power. This man is point blank, in the crosshairs of this fraud scandal, previously accused of abusing his powers of office during Katrina to the expense of people’s lives and safety, and the only story that can seem to filter up through the muck of the quagmire called main stream media is that of high powered Congressional leaders speaking of the “outrage” of another branch of the Government investigating them?

This is priceless, leaders from both sides of the isle, the House and the Senate, are pointing to this with the oh too familiar battle cry of late “Abuse of Executive Powers!!” I’m sorry, just exactly who was supposed to look into this matter, The Library of Congress Police Force? All 131 of them, but wouldn’t that seem excessive? I mean what with their intimidating interrogation tactics using metal detectors, standards of behavior enforcement, dreaded open-bag searches and the almost in-humane thought of video surveillance in the reading rooms, shudder to think.

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May 23rd, 2006

Fanni Mae, Fannie Mae not…

I do not know why things ever suprise me anymore, but they do. How deep can this administration’s rotten roots bore? Marcy Gordon (AP Business Writer), has a story out on the wire today detailing an $11 billion accounting scandal. What she fails to tell you is just how deep and bold the roots of deception were. In the article, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s blistering report on Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored mortgage company, is looked at in a narrow focus related to today’s reactions by the SEC and Justice Department. The SEC levied a $400 million fine against the company, the article says,

The report also faulted Fannie Mae’s board of directors for failing to exercise its oversight responsibilities and failing to discover “a wide variety of unsafe and unsound practices” at the largest buyer and guarantor of home mortgages in the country.

In December 2004, the SEC ordered Fannie Mae to restate its earnings back to 2001 - a correction expected to reach an estimated $11 billion. The Justice Department has been pursuing a criminal investigation

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May 22nd, 2006

Louisiana’s Jefferson, A Repeat Offender

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. The story you are seeing involving Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., revolves around an FBI sting operation to catch yet another scumbag politician on the take. Some are amazed that this time it is a Black Democrat who stands accused, but I say BS, last time I checked, rats came in all colors and from both sides of the track.

The details on this one are typical. The FBI set up a sting, the “Gentleman from Louisiana” bit the cheese, and was caught redhanded with 90 grand of the very same 100 grand used in the sting (tracked by serial numbers), hidden in his freezer at home wrapped in foil and plastic. Nevertheless, the esteemed Representative is pleading innocent. The money was earmarked to go to a Nigerian politician as a bribe, and Jefferson was recorded as saying the package had been successfully delivered. Yeah, right.

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May 20th, 2006

Pet Post Saturday, part doux

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May 18th, 2006

Network Neutrality; Moby And Others Stand With Rep. Markey

Grammy-nominated musician Moby joined Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, and Free Press campaign Director Tim Carr for a press conference and rally on May 18, 2006 at 1:00 pm. Just prior to that event, I was able to participate in and ask a few questions of these gentlemen on a teleconference phone call. Tim Carr opened the conference up with an outline of Free Press and SaveTheInternet.com Coalition. At issue are the lobbying efforts by AT&T, Verizon and other major telecom providers to sway lawmakers into virtually guting Network Neutrality — the Internet’s First Amendment.

Mr. Carr referred to the groundswell of American internet users, bloggers, independant artists, and coalitions showing outrage at the impending legislation as a “National prairie fire raging out of control out there.”

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May 17th, 2006

Libyan Smoke and Mirrors

It’s all done with smoke and mirrors folks, smoke and mirrors. While we slept with dreams of Guardsmen on the Border dancing in our heads, while the GOP made an otherwise boring nay statement to Bush’s plan. While the blogosphere followed the lead of the almighty main stream media and thumped upon their copies of the President’s all too rare use of prime time airwaves. We were once again duped by the best. A little stunning at times, if you stop and think about it, a little stunning how very, very good these guys are.

I watch the wires, check my NewsGator feeds, pay a little attention to the drones (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX), and otherwise follow along daily. I noticed the AP report on Libya and restoring ties, the MSM version that is, the one floated in American Press circles. I didn’t think a whole lot about it, other than a little suspicious twinge just below my left collar bone, the kind that makes you notice, but doesn’t stop your heartbeat. So I continued on, but with a watchful eye for correlating stories. It was well after dinner when I was checking the fringe stories, from out of the country sources, that I ran across this piece here.

U.S. oil firms stand to gain from renewed ties with Libya
By Barry Schweid The Associated Press

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May 16th, 2006

At The Top Of My Screen

In reading today’s featured post at Bring It On! , Dangerous Times by Joe Snitty, I took pause for a moment to reflect on some of the “responsible journalism” scrolling across my wire reader at the top of my screen today. Now, realizing that not all of you reading this post are so fortunate to have said wire scrolling across the top of your screens, I decided it was my civic duty to share these journalistic masterpieces of such importance with you. After all, if they weren’t of some great import, then why are they scrolling at the top of my screen?

Survivor’ Winner Sentenced to 51 Months

By ERIC TUCKER (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
May 16, 2006 11:54 AM EDT

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May 12th, 2006

On A Vote Of 396-31

And the little weasel still balks! What balls this guy has, the House votes, and the Decider decides, where did Democracy fail? I know he defied the popular vote in getting to the White House, but at some point the overwhelming voice of the people takes precedence, right?

The House passed a Defense Bill of $512.9 billion dollars on Thursday, and the Great Whiners of Pennsylvania Avenue want to say nay? I think the people have spoken your honor, please tell the defendant to sit down and quit disrupting the procedings! The bill includes a 2.7% pay raise that Poor George the 2nd says is too steep, a raise that probably won’t even keep abreast of this administration’s ever rising price of gas.

Another frivolous expenditure is the keeping of our fleet of 12 aircraft carriers, you know, the ones we never see on CNN everytime Georgy Boy throws a temper tantrum at some ‘evil-doer’ who threatens to take his toys and go home. Lord knows we can certainly do without them right now with the only potential new rift we have being in Iran. Heck, we can just nuke those bastards, who needs carriers?
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