Teh Squeaky Wheel
I’m bummed out that the predicted antimatter exclusive didn’t blow yesterday. Oh, well. It was terrible of me to look forward to that, I guess…
Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT and Sven!
Today in class we’ll study how adding a solute to a solvent can lower the freezing point of the solvent (we’ll use salt and water). Since it’s the end of the year, we’ll study a practical application of this principle -- we’re making ice cream! Yes, it’s fun. Yes, my room will be a mess. Yes, my room will smell like vanilla extract.
G’morning from slightly-less-sweltery yet Happy Larryville, GN
Heya, Sven and Paddy!
Why not make chocolate malt ice cream? (Which still has vanilla extract in it; nonetheless…)
Just did a “first approximation” trimming of all the shrubbery along the front of CasaK afore it got too bloody hot; I look like I just arrived home via the sewer.
Oh well…on the plus side, the shrubberies I planted a few years ago to replace those which had to be ripped out when our meter-to-house water pipe was dug out are growing like crazy. (I was nearly certain I’d screwed teh pooch planting ’em with my “brown thumb” as they looked pawthetic for their first year.)
While I don’t like the look, xeroscaping’s starting to be a more appealing idea. 😉
Off to shower and divest myself of a surprising amount of red clay. (I rather resemble a Native American golem at present.)
NSA keywords: militia, thugocracy, search warrant, Patrick Henry, federalist papers
Why not make chocolate malt ice cream?
I provide the recipe for a basic, no-cook, vanilla ice cream base. They are free to modify it in any way that they see fit. Chocolate and strawberry variations are common. They also bring a myriad of toppings -- some, like sour gummy worms, are quite disgusting.
…sour gummy worms…
VIEWER WARNING: Once seen, this can never be unseen. Neither eye bleach nor sulfuric acid will be effective; the science is settled.
As part of a “tribute” to tax leech extraordinaire John Dingell, Pelosi and Sibelius demonstrate just how terminally caucasian they are:
Man, heed Fatwa’s warning-I wish I had.
If only Pelosi had fallen and busted a hip.
Gabby Giffords at it again, altho I can’t believe she wrote a single word. “Six months ago today we grieved along with families in Newtown and throughout the world, as we heard the story of the twenty children gunned down as they learned, and the teachers who died trying to save them.”
And ‘she’ continues on in the usual way: “Today, we choose and pledge that we will take our grief, and on behalf of our loved ones and those lost in Newtown, in Santa Monica, in Aurora, and so many places that don’t make headlines, we will not stop fighting until our government has come to its senses. Americans in every state support common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Congress is out of step with their constituents by not immediately passing these measures that will save lives.”
If she and the Left were honest, this is some of what they would say:
In the hours immediately after the shooting in Newtown, we blamed the NRA and every other legal gun owner and Second Amendment supporter in America for the murder of twenty children. We called them murderers with bloody hands, extremists, gun nuts, dangerous, whackos, fringe, and cowards in thrall to the NRA. We learned from our past mistakes and this time did not blame Sarah Palin.
We told lie after lie and found willing accomplices in the mainstream and cable media (Piers Morgan) to distort the issue and support our cause. We demanded a debate, but only on our terms. We took full advantage of the Alinsky playbook; we picked our target, froze it, personalized it, and polarized it. Our media and political allies shouted down, mocked, and ridiculed any who opposed us. Those that supported us (David Gregory, Mark Hardy) found that they were safe from prosecution when they violated existing gun laws. When we weren’t ignoring the NRA’s fundraising and membership success, we showed our concern face, and then mocked and demonized it.
We got away with erroneously calling ‘magazines’ ‘clips’ and found wide acceptance for our made up terms ‘assault weapons’ and ‘weapons of war.’ We played further with the language, replacing the more accurate term, ‘gun control,’ with the more friendly sounding ‘gun safety.’ We shouted ‘commonsense’ to all that would listen until the word itself made no sense. We took on the false mantle of Second Amendment Supporters to lend credence to our arguments.
We found that misleading statistics went unquestioned and furthered our cause thus confirming that emotion is the basis for legislation; ‘If it saves just one life’ became our rallying call. We ignored all contrary information, studies, or statistics and stayed our course.
We found staunch allies amongst the Democratic Party and used them to our full advantage. We found willing partners at the state level that pushed through poor legislation without debate in the middle of the night that furthered our agenda. We sent out our own gun expert, Joe Biden, to share his shotgun and home security wisdom. We tied President Obama to the cause and branded any opponent a racist. We used the grieving families of Sandy Hook as political props and demonized anyone that questioned our strategy.
Why did we do all this? Because we believe in the State and hate guns. It’s who we are and what we do. We care nothing for liberty; all we want is government-guaranteed security – and for the rest of you to be gone.
Indeed, TeX; well done, Sven!
What they said -- in spades!