Below is a PR photo of Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney’s kitchen:
But if you want to skip the malarkey and get down to brass tacks, take a close look at this:
Below is a PR photo of Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney’s kitchen:
But if you want to skip the malarkey and get down to brass tacks, take a close look at this:
Author’s Note: This is a regurgitated post of mine from last year. Please note that I have added the word “course” in front of the term kosher salt. If you are using fine salt, reduce the amount by half.
This recipe was developed for indirect grilling using charcoal on either a Weber 18.5″ dia. or 22.5″ dia. kettle, but you can do it on a gas grill as well, if you must.
1) Best results are obtained if prepared one day before serving, allowed to cool for one hour, then wrapped tightly in aluminum foil, refrigerated overnight, and removed one to one and 1/2 hours before carving. Warm birds are difficult to carve neatly.
2) Do not stuff the bird, as it impairs smoke penetration from inside the cavity, and could also lead to the growth of harmful bacteria. Cook stuffing or cornbread dressing separately in the oven.
3) I usually stop adding smoking chips after about 90 minutes, as some people really do not like too much smoke.
You will need:
1) One 10-12 pound (preferably fresh) turkey. Larger birds do not cook all that well, so if you need more meat, cook a second bird or, as I often do, a fresh turkey breast – which will usually fit on a 22.5″ Weber along with a 10 to 12 pound turkey so they can be cooked at the same time. Just remember a breast will be done well before a whole bird.
2) One marinade injector.
3) One cup of white wine (any cheap chardonnay will work here).
4) One slightly rounded tablespoon of course kosher salt plus more for seasoning the surface and cavity of the bird.
5) 6 to 8 cloves of garlic split in half.
6) One stalk of celery cut into 2″ pieces.
7) 1/2 of a medium onion cut into 1/2″ wedges.
8) One fresh lemon, quartered.
9) course kosher salt and fresh-ground pepper for seasoning the cavity and the exterior of the bird.
10) A fair amount of your favorite smoking chips. For me, that means hickory, but apple, cherry, pecan, etc., work very well, too.
11) Plenty of your favorite holiday adult beverage.
12) A little patience.
1) Remove turkey from refrigerator, rinse well, and pat dry with paper towels.
2) Combine one tablespoon of course kosher salt with one cup of white wine. Stir until salt is dissolved.
3) Inject turkey all over with the white wine/salt mixture.
4) Put a little salt and pepper in the bird’s cavity, add the garlic cloves, celery, onion and lemon.
5) Coat the outside of the turkey liberally with cooking oil (I use 100% pure olive oil instead of extra-virgin), and season with salt and pepper to taste, tie the legs together with butcher’s twine, and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
6) If you are going to soak your smoking chips in water or wine, now is a good time to immerse them.
7) Prepare your grill for indirect cooking as per manufacturer’s instructions, and don’t forget the drip pan on the charcoal grate, unless scraping a lot of congealed fat out of the bottom of your grill is a favorite pastime for you. If you are using a gas grill, you can place the bird directly into the pan on the cooking grate.
8) Once the grill is ready (a cooking temperature of 350 degrees is optimal), add the smoking chips and the bird, pour any remaining wine/salt mixture into the drip pan, close the lid and don’t open it for at least one hour.
9) Add charcoal every hour (12 briquettes for a 18.5″ dia. grill, or 16 for a 22.5″ dia. grill to maintain approximately 350 degrees), as well as additional smoking chips as desired.
10) Once the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees as measured in the thigh (away from the bone), remove turkey from the grill, cover tightly with foil and let stand for at least twenty minutes before carving, or one hour if you are going to refrigerate it for the next day.
11) Chow down.
By John Solomon The Washington Times Sunday, October 6, 2013
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.
ATF’s dispute with Special Agent John Dodson is setting up a First Amendment showdown that is poised to bring together liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives in Congress who have championed Mr. Dodson’s protection as a whistleblower.
The ACLU is slated to become involved in the case Monday, informing ATF it is representing Mr. Dodson and filing a formal protest to the decision to reject his request to publish the already written book, sources told The Times, speaking only on the condition of anonymity.
The battle also could have repercussions on Capitol Hill, where the two lead investigators who helped uncover the Fast and Furious scandal, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, Calif. Republican, had written a foreword to the book, the sources said.
You can read the entire Washington Times article here.
Last time I checked, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms are all legal products in this country.
Why do we need an agency of armed government goons to even be involved in any of these?
It’s time the ATF was disbanded, as there is absolutely no constitutional basis for its existence.
-And the ATF agents involved in Fast and Furious need to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
Author’s Note: For future reference, I will be referring to any and all federal agencies that I feel have no business being armed with anything beyond a radio as being federal goons with guns. If that offends you, tough grits.
-And before you start telling me about the dangers of bears and snakes, you should know I spent half of my 30 years in the land surveying bizz all over the eastern half of the country – most of it in the woods, and the only two times I felt threatened was when I was shot at by a couple of irate (human) property owners.
That’s when it is time to call for-real local law-enforcement officers, not glorified feds who are probably ex-Peace Corps types, or worse - PETA rejects, who are poorly trained and have no business being armed in the first place.
Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review
The Kettle Falls man shot by park rangers at a campground over the weekend had been standing alongside his 9-year-old son when the bullet tore into his torso, family members say.
Few details of the shooting have been disclosed by the National Park Service or investigators with the Washington State Patrol.
The shooting injured Casey Hartinger, 43. It happened after a Saturday night confrontation between rangers and another man who owns a houseboat that was moored at the Kettle River Campground within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
At least one park ranger boarded the houseboat in response to a noise complaint.
It’s unclear what prompted a ranger to open fire on Hartinger, 43, who was released Monday from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, apparently without being arrested.
However, the owner of the houseboat, 41-year-old Michael J. Sublie, faces possible federal charges of interfering with law enforcement.
Court documents describe a scuffle that included Sublie shoving a park ranger off the gangplank that stretched from the houseboat to the shore.
Hartinger and Sublie both live in Kettle Falls and are friends. Family members of both men said Monday that neither of the men was armed at the time.
Court documents include allegations that Sublie was uncooperative when rangers approached him. He refused to turn down the music blaring from his boat at about 10:30 p.m. – some 30 minutes after quiet hours had begun. And he refused to identify himself or remove his hands from his pockets as a ranger requested. Sublie was described by rangers as having “a heavy odor of alcoholic beverage” on his breath and at one point yelled obscenities at the rangers as he demanded they leave his boat.
A ranger tried several times to detain Sublie, but each time Sublie is accused of violently raising his arms to resist.
After several failed attempts to detain Sublie, the ranger was pushed backward off the gangplank, according to records.
Court filings do not mention when shots were fired or by whom. The two rangers who responded to the call were identified only by their initials.
Bob Hartinger, the father of the man who was shot, said he’d received word in a phone call from his 13-year-old granddaughter who was on the boat with her 9-year-old brother that Casey Hartinger had been wounded. The 9-year-old stood near his dad when the shots were fired, Bob Hartinger said.
“If the bullet hadn’t hit my son, it would have hit (my grandson) in the head,” he said.
You will find the rest at this link.
I guess we should be thankful that no one’s dog was shot, nor that their 98 year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother was tasered – at least not this time.
Scuffle or not, there was no reason to shoot an unarmed man, no matter how drunk and belligerent he was at the time.
There are ways to subdue such people that do not involve attempted deadly force that can be employed by law enforcement officers that are properly trained and thus qualified.
And I have the same question Doc E had (even though she did not quite put it this way): WTF is up with this?
We are currently very late 1930s Germany – and very close to becoming something just as bad – if not ultimately worse.
Americans better pull their heads out of their rectums and start paying attention – and that right soon, because we are staring
nose-to-nose eyeball-to-eyeball at our demise.
(h/t: My buddy Earl)
Here is the Twitchy link.
Here is the link to Bob’s original work , and while you are there, you might want to peruse his other most excellent stuff, too.
Personally, I think this is his best one yet.
Update: Apparently it went viral yesterday, as according to bk, it… Started there on Twitchy, then The Blaze. AllahPundit put it on HotAir’s Greenroom, and it got sent all over Twitter and Facebook. Lots of blogs too. Doug Ross, most notably. Surprised the hell out of me. Iowahawk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/379589757732257792.
Sheesh, I must have been asleep or something.
Congrats to bk! :-D
(h/t: Tugboat Phil)
Should the above fail to work, perhaps this will:
Enjoy, as I am pretty much done with the hard stuff, as our America is deader than frozen dog-squeeze on the Siberian Tundra.
And please spare me the bullshit about how we are going to “fix” all this next November.
Sorry, but I no-longer have the intellectual patience to entertain such fantasies.
Via cnsnews.com :
August 6, 2013 – 10:26 AM
By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – On a day when terror threats continued to dominate the U.S. headlines, the Secret Service — a division of the Homeland Security Department since 2003 — tweeted the following message:”Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet,” said one message.
That tweet from the Secret Service links to telephone numbers for every Secret Service office in the U.S. or its territories (there are 117 of them) and all 20 Secret Service offices overseas.
In a separate tweet on Tuesday morning, the Secret Service asked, “Have you seen any of our Most Wanted?” This tweet links to a list of suspects, most wanted for theft or fraud. None are listed as suspected terrorists.
This is not the first time the Secret Service has asked its Twitter followers to tell on other subscribers.
As CNSNews.com reported last October, the Secret Service asked Americans to report tweets that “concern you.”
As of Tuesday morning, the Secret Service had more than 67,000 followers on Twitter.
In May 2011, the Secret Service announced it would begin using social media sites to “supplement our recruitment efforts” as well as to send information to “businesses and individuals who are interested in information from our agency.”
It said the @SecretService Twitter account “will be used to highlight the Secret Service’s investigative mission, share press releases from the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, distribute information to local communities hosting National Special Security Events, explore Secret Service history and promote upcoming recruitment opportunities.”
I stopped tweeting well over a year ago, but if I were to send one to the comrade Dear Ruler’s SS, this would be it.
Okay, not the full Senate – yet, but can there be any doubt this lunacy will fly right through that democrat-controlled body?
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge.
In one major change, the committee voted 17-1 to make a third drunken-driving conviction a deportable offense for the newly legalized immigrants if at least one of those offenses occurs after they are approved for legal status.
But immigrant-rights groups called that a rollback of due-process rights for the immigrants and said a drunken-driving incident shouldn’t cost someone a chance at citizenship.
“We cannot and will not support hard-line proposals that take away discretion and limit an individual’s ability to pursue the pathway to citizenship,” said Paromita Shah, associate director of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project.
Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the “Gang of Eight” senators who negotiated the 867-page bill: Quick legal status for illegal immigrants, but delaying citizenship rights until after the administration spends more money on border security, puts in place a new electronic verification system to check workers’ status, and enacts an entry-exit system to check visas at airports and seaports.
In previous days’ action, two Republican members of the Gang of Eight — Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona — joined with Democrats to block a series of GOP amendments to stiffen the bill’s security.
But on Monday, the two Republicans sided with their party colleagues on key questions on giving illegal immigrants public benefits.
The 10 Democrats on the committee still outnumber the newly unified Republicans, but the votes signaled tough fights ahead on the Senate floor.
You will find the rest of the story at this link.
Hopefully the republican-controlled House of Representatives will put a swift end to this insanity, as unlike the idiots currently populating the Senate, all of them will be up for reelection next year.
-But you will pardon me if I refrain from holding my breath.
As for myself, I am getting beyond tired of seeing Americans being treated like second-class citizens in favor of illegal invaders by our own government.
Those on that Senate committee that voted for this idiocy should be ashamed of themselves.
Of course, when you have no shame…
AP 4/26/2013 4:49:39 PM
(AP) Russia detains 140 suspected Islamic extremists
Russian police and security agents have detained 140 people at a mosque in Moscow on suspicion of involvement with Islamic extremism.
A statement from the Federal Security Agency reported by Russian news agencies said among those detained in the Friday action were 30 citizens of unspecified foreign countries.
The detentions come a week after the two suspects in the fatal Boston Marathon bombing were identified as originating from the Russian region of Chechnya and sympathizing with Islamic extremists.
There were no immediate reports of charges being filed. The security agency referred The Associated Press to a district office, where the telephone was not answered.
The reports cited the agency as saying the mosque previously has been visited by people who had been involved in preparing or carrying out terrorist attacks.
Clearly the Russian government, no stranger to Islamic terrorism itself, is not encumbered by the self-destructive mental illness that is political correctness, as we seem to be hopelessly afflicted with it here in America.
Even our normally docile neighbors to the north appear to be catching on, and like the Russians, are taking proactive steps to try and protect their citizens from the 7th Century primitives.
Yet here in post 9/11 America, the supposedly most powerful nation the world has ever seen - a place where five Jihadists have successfully reached their targets since January 20th, 2009, the man charged with defending us from our enemies cannot even bring himself to utter the phrase Islamic terrorism.
I hope we will not wind up eating a couple of cities before this nation, and its government, finally wake up to the reality that is Islam.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.
Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building.
“From everything we can tell, he didn’t have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that,” he said. “He appeared to be looped into the rope.”
Police department spokeswoman Michele Gigante said Monday afternoon that investigators found a can of spray paint on the part of a balcony where the ropes were anchored. A tool for etching glass was found on the ground below his body, she said.
Gigante said building surveillance showed the man entering the building alone on Sunday. Police believe he gained access to the roof of the nearly 240-foot building and lowered himself three floors down to the balcony before lowering himself again.
Police and fire crews responded after receiving a call at 7:44 a.m. Monday. Rescue personnel were seen rappelling down the side of the building to check on the man, but he was already dead. The body was retrieved shortly after 9 a.m.
The coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause of death. It is not releasing the man’s identity until his relatives are notified.
Bentovoja said the man did not appear to work for the building.
Formally named the 1201 K Tower, the building houses offices for lobbyists, public relations businesses and law firms that do business two blocks away at the Capitol.
The man’s death comes less than three weeks after police say a 22-year-old convicted graffiti tagger fell to his death while spray-painting a freeway bridge in Sacramento. Gigante said the deaths were unrelated.
Looks like the dems are going to be short a voter in 2014.