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Obligatory Weekly Toby Pic
all good holiday dinner parties should include:
Spinach Cheese Casserole
- 1 package (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of pepper ( I use 1/2)
- 2 cups (1 lb) large curd cottage cheese
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 eggs, well beaten
Blend spinach, flour, salt and pepper(mixer works best). Stir in remaining ingredients. Turn into buttured 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch casserole. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until set.
Remember folks, Friday is...........................
I don't know if I'll actually be celebrating it or if it's just a case of no dough and a deep seated hatred for malls around the holidays. That, and my Xmas shopping is 90% completed.
Ashcroft was for a hands-off, governmental approach to the internet? Was he assimilated?
To the brig with ya matey! My recommendation:
- Rename all your MP3s, (filename).riaa.
- Doubleclick the file.
- Instruct Windoze to launch.riaa files with your favorite MP3 player or only keep your pirated music on CD.
Other than the militant Islamic fundamentalism, Osama seems quite lucid. I don't excuse his approach but he does a fine job of stating his postion and elaborating on precisely why they hate us so much.
I wonder how receptive all the VPs at work will be when I start dumping this into the middle of their aesthetically painful Powerpoint charts?
Could someone let me know if this is a very well done farce or if someone needs to send out a search party for some bones?
oh, goody. next, let's just do away with the Constitution. It's such a pain in the ass and really makes controlling the public such a nuisance.
So we've got quite the wintery weather upon us now. If I don't find a solution to the problem I created yesterday I'm going to be in a world of hurt. 95% of my trees have kindly shed their leaves..........unfortunately leaf vacuuming from the pool is a catch-22. Too early and the leaves aren't degraded enough to pull through the hoses/traps. Too late and the bio-mass degrades and the entire pool becomes too dark to work with. A gorgeous weekend in November mandated I get my fall-ish work completed in a timely manner. Unfortunately this puts me in situation 1 of my catch-22. Clogging. Three drain bladders later ( you should hear these things blow), I have a fully clogged pump system, a pending freeze, a pump that needs to be backwashed and an ever-quickly blackening pool. I've got all the pump timers turned off (it hurts me to hear the pump try and pull water when it's that clogged) but am at risk of my thermometer automatically activating the pump when it drops below 37F. If it doesn't, it's at risk of freezing which will cause the pipes to freeze and...........I definitely can't afford to dig up the decking to fix pipes.
Time to call in the experts. Bye bye Xmas fund.
So our auspicious Congress closed up their session, complete with a "Fatherland" protection bill so full of pork, the FDA's issued a warning. They gave themselves a nice fat raise and failed to extend unemployment benefits for 1 million plus out of work citizens.
It's no longer just a metaphor.
How sweet. Now those troops going into Iraq have nothing to look forward to.
This idea needs to be marketed.
and for fun.........................
You just wanna hug her and squeeze her and call her......................intollerant. That Coulter. Whatta piece of work. The worst thing that's ever happened to her is her beagle died and she thinks McVeigh should have hit the Times instead? Weird.
A Republican from Texas is against the "Fatherland Security" Bill?
The best part of waking up, is *supposed* to be, "Folgers in your cup". Not going out to go to work and finding both your car and truck doors standing wide open with all the contents tossed liberally about. What absolute morons. They managed to score change, pocket change. I store nothing in my truck and unless they're hard up for baby rattles, there's nothing in the car. WTF? In the future, if you plan on trashing my vehicle for $3.54 in change, knock on the door. I'll give you a five-spot.......unless it's 3am, then you get a 5-iron.
All along I thought I was a 'Rolling Stone'...........now I'm informed, I'm actually a 'Paving Stone'.
picture taken at a GOP sponsored fundraiser for Trent Lott we crashed in Mississippi.
Ignorance may be bliss, but a head in the sand will guarantee an ass-kicking.
Well, this settles an argument.
Our pal Georgie Shrubie seems to love his job and the little people he's in position to rule. As told to Bob Woodward, President Bush: "I do not need to explain why I say things. — That's the interesting thing about being the President. — Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation." Well bless his little J. Edgar Hooverish little pea-pickin' heart. This makes sense given his post election/placement..............."GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
Wacky world these days. We can bomb with extreme prejudice, countries less privileged than ourselves but at home.........................we want to outlaw dodge ball and tag. What?
I was born 30+ years too late. Guess I'll be a kid vicariously through my own.
The Leonid meteor shower was pretty amazing this morning, even with the city lights. Climbed up on the roof, backed my butt up against the pines to block out the moon and got a light show. Hopefully the pictures will come out and I will have successfully captured something. As always, the two most magnificent moments occured while I was sneezing and changing film. One seemed to drop straight down into our neighborhood. Highly unlikely but it was incredibly vivid and bright. The other streaked across the sky to disappear for a split second and then reappear and continued it's path of light. Magnificent and worth dragging my ass out of bed at 4am.
Here's to nature.
Oh Peggy, be still my (still) beating heart!
I just love the way Tom Tomorrow sums everything up in a single panel. Today's is exceptional.
The definition of short-sightedness.
If during the Iran-Contra hearings, someone had predicted that in a decade and a half, that Admiral Poindexter would be in charge of mass collection of data in an effort to keep tabs on all American citizens with the full support of the Democratic Party, I would have passed out from laughter. Trouble is, it is not funny and it is true. Wonder why the liberal media's not shining a light on the intrinsic details?
the true sign the apocalypse is upon us.
baby's down early, West Wing is over........I got a few pics uploaded.
that counter......over there on the left, sucks. big old piece of poop it is. the difference between my real site stats and those digits is enormous.
My real averages are
Hits per Hour 17
Hits per Day 415
Files per Day 245
Pages per Day 86
Visits per Day 69
maybe i should just replace it with an animated odometer.
Hey, Dallasites! Support your local artisans. Buy something for you.......and if you're in the mood, do your Xmas shopping as well.
Soft spot in the economy? More like a sinkhole.
Someone needs to fund me to attend.
Do they buy the books first?
you have an ominosity quotient of|
you are as ominous as the creators of this quiz. which terrifies us.
After all these years, Phyllis Schlafly's panties are still in a bunch. Apologies for linking r-winger screeds.
This just in:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush, today in a passioned speech marking Veterans day announced in support of those who have served the nation so valiantly, will rejoin his troop in Alabama and finish out the remaining 17 months of service to his country. Speaking from the heart, Bush stated "Service to our nation through enlistment embiggens each and every man and woman". He went on to say that in an effort to right the nation's concerns over his questionable absence, he would right the perception of an "easy ride of privilege". "No one should be exempt from completing a commitment, extraspecially those whose are electeds" Bush said. "I do this to show my solidarity for the troops we are currently deploying to the Middle East". Ari Fleischer later, restated the last comment as 'plan to deploy' and dismissed the comment as merely a Freudian slip caused by a planning session that circumvented the President's standing 9:30pm bedtime Sunday night.
Among those attending the event in the White House East Room were U.S. military top brass, veterans organization leaders and British World War II veterans. Britain was been the main U.S. partner in winning a tough U.N. disarmament resolution on Iraq last week and is a likely ally in any military action.
Earlier on Monday, Bush made an unannounced visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
He walked along the polished black face of the memorial, which lists the more than 58,000 American soldiers who died or are listed as missing in the war, and shook hands with other visitors. Unidentified sources close to the President noted that under his breath, he was to have remarked, "There by the grace of God, money and missing documents, go I".
The US of A is, per the propaganda, at war. At war with concepts, sensations, and inanimate objects. We are set to do battle with and or are in full combat with the following; drugs (nothing's worse than a grenade launcher in the hands of a cannabis plant), terror ( or..an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety) and evil (or..moral offence; wickedness; depravity.)
Keeping in line with this line of tactical reasoning, I'd like to propose a full scale onslaught against; apathy, sunshine and pickles. We need to up the defense spending just a little, but not much. I want full media coverage, complete with a biased POV, when the BATF takes on the Del Monte canners.
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It's important to have your pacifier when scooting.
Late posting from Halloween
Sleeping in on a Saturday is only a memory.
Almost 300 visitors in a month or so and no new sign-age on the guestbook. bummer.
It's important to instill in one's child, a taste for the finer things in life at an early age.
Here's a grass-roots catharsis for you. Sign the petition while you're at it.
Follow up to yesterday, here's a nice outline of things to come.
For fun..................be a pundit.
So the Demosplats rolled over and played dead this election and got, precisely what they asked for............nothing.
Quoting Joe Conason,
"A party that will not criticize the incumbent president cannot defeat him, now or two years from now. A party that has nothing to say about unfair tax breaks, a vanishing surplus and a looted economy cannot expect anyone to listen when it asks for votes. A party without passion or vision is hardly a political party at all. Even in their righteous defense of Social Security, Democrats too often sounded as if their chief concern was to preserve their own institutional position. Today the future looks grim for them because they blurred the purposes of their partisanship. "
So now, the White House is busy slapping it's fundraising self on the back and congratulating itself for confirming their "mandate". To them, I have this to say, "Get Busy". Time to show us what you've got. Zero opposition in the Judiciary branch, a quorum in the Legislative houses and a White House fantasy, only dreamt of previously, by Limbaugh and Liddy. With this set up, I expect nothing less than a push to overturn Roe v Wade, a full blown war in Iraq, a deficit unimaginable even two years ago and at a minimum, a methodical erosion of the Bill of Rights..............oh, and let's try for a full alienation of all of Europe.
FWIW, I'm not bitter...........I'm horribly disappointed.
What, you mean Florida still has issues?
Notes from voting around the country today.
and............boycott CNN et al tonight. Watch Jon Stewart instead.
Yard sign in the neighborhood: "Support Bush, vote a straight Republican ticket"
Odd. I thought we were supporting the United States of America simply by voting. I was unaware that our voting our minds and hearts in any way, underminded the sitting president. This IMNSHO, is laziness. Looking over the ballots in Dallas County, a straight party punch, either way, eliminates choice where either a 'R' or a 'D' is running against an 'I' or a 'L'. Is it just me or have the majority (those registered who actually vote) of voters stopped educating themselves on their candidates and merely become chad punchin' automatons?
"Vote early, Vote often"
TPM has a good cross-section of election predictions.
A few points for the news agencies to ponder.
1. Florida resides in two time zones as does Tennessee and Kentucky. Know your geography.
2. Some states allow voting polling locations to stay open until 8pm.
3. Exit polls don't indicate anything other than some ninny was willing to talk to you when accosted.
4. The supreme court's busy right now, don't overload their docket.
5. Not all persons polled, tell the truth.
Vote Tomorrow! That being said, all the other political goings on are too obvious and in our face to rant about on a Monday. Instead, here are some entertaining links.
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