Sunday, December 23, 2012

News You Can Use

If you are making Krusteaze pancakes above 4000' add a quarter teaspoon of baking powder and a teaspoon of sugar per cup of mix. Make the water measure equal to the dry measure and combine until just wet all the way through. Lumpy is okay. I like to use our Orgreenic skillet for meats and breads but since I only have a ten incher that means it takes awhile to cook up silver dollar size cakes. If the Orgreenic coating isn't quite seasoned and you get sticking cakes, just chase a tiny bit of butter around the bottom of the pan with your turner and return to cooking. It doesn't take but a drop, and you might consider giving the cake a little more time to brown, too. Oh - and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Independence Day, 2012.

Kind of hard to believe that our present situation began based on the ideas explained so clearly here. Liberty without responsibility never lasts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Belmont Club Is Always Worth a Read

I am working up in Salt Lake again and have few hours to call my own. Richard Fernandez is always worth the time spent:

"Most of us express these choices by deciding what churches to attend or what practices to observe. And there’s an end to it. If “separation of Church and state” or “religious freedom” mean anything it is that there are no privileged points of view. Yet that’s the trouble. Some must always be more equal than others. Bill Ayers never loses an opportunity to tell people what they must and must not do."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

One Slight Correction

"The US, Asia and Latin America are irked at the reluctance of Europe’s rich creditor states to put out the raging fires on their own doorstep. “The Europeans need to do more. That would unlock more support for the IMF from the other G20 countries,” said Augustin Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor."

There are no "rich" countries in Europe. It's all paper and it's all inflated.

Reblog: "Everybody in my area was ready to go"

Do not measure us by our political leadership.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Shoes. Or, "How Did This Happen?"

"Have you ever wondered where your Flying Car is, now that you live in the Age of the Jetson’s, dead reader? Answer: you sold it for a mess of pottage. When civilization abandoned institutional Christianity for liberalism, then abandoned Christian notions of decency and individualism for socialism, and then abandoned Christian notions of chivalry and truth for political correctness, and then abandoned Christian notions of the objectivity of truth, beauty and virtue for the roaring abyss of nihilism, civilization lost the engine and motive of its progress."

Read the rest.

(via the Sidelines at American Digest)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

The Big Game

Congratulations, New York Giants.

I bagged on the selection of Madonna for being the half time entertainer.

I was wrong. She put on a good show and didn't take herself too seriously.

Truthfully, I ask you, who cannot get behind "World Peace"?

Peace out, y'all.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Non Surprise Opportunity

You know it is going to happen.

At some point, it will become public knowledge that the Occupy brownshirts are taxpayer funded just like Acorn ( or whatever they call themselves now) was.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Wonder Why He's Not On The Purser's List?

Gagdad Bob:

Now, what is truth? Well, for one thing, it is the thing that results in bad stuff happening if we fail to appreciate it. This applies to every level of reality, from the lowest (i.e., physics) to the highest (i.e., spirit). Ignore the law at your own peril, whether it is the law of gravity ("I can fly!") or the law of humility ("I'm a god!).

So, we are always free to disobey the law. But "Failure to teach and practice any of these principles can lead to an underestimation of human dignity, a decline in culture, the abuse of individuals and groups of individuals, and an underestimation of ourselves and our potential in life."

And "Failure to teach and practice several of these principles will most certainly lead to widespread abuse and a general decline in culture" (Spitzer).

Take the example of the Islamic world. Why is it so systematically f*cked up? Conversely, why is America that shining city on the globe? The latter (mostly) obeys the law (or used to, anyway, before the ascendence of the left). The former is a metacosmic scofflaw.

Via American Digest.

If I Had The Patience (Anymore)

I might write something like this:

And that is where the real concern arises. For those who wish an overturn of western culture and the rising of a worldwide Islamic "republic," these basic principles have to go. For the radical Islam growing in numbers and voice in Europe, particularly places like France and Holland, the concepts of western civilization are at odds with what they believe and wish to see implemented. For them, equality leads to corruption, democracy leads to the unlearned commanding law, and liberty leads to sin. It is "un-Muslim" to have a civilization based on anything but submission to Allah and his prophet.

Want to fix something? Read the manual.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday Reflection: When muddling through is the best you can hope for | Glenn Harlan Reynolds | Columnists | Washington Examiner

Sunday Reflection: When muddling through is the best you can hope for | Glenn Harlan Reynolds | Columnists | Washington Examiner

Happy New Year folks.

If the world situation was the result of mere opportunism and political corruption I might be more in agreement with the Blogfather.

I believe that Western Civ may well be suicidal. Our American political class is a fail across ethical, technical, and competence measures. The fault is no "them" to levy blame for any specific failing. We have failed as a nation, failed in the primary duty born by citizens.

Being free means being responsible. The founders built our republic on that foundation. We have walked away from the rock and now swim in a swamp of our own making.

The future is not written.