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Ebola Coming to a Town Near You? Our Illustrious Comrade Dear Ruler Sending 3000 Troops to the Center of Ebola Hell

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No, the little spineless Kenyan coward refuses to put boots on the ground to eradicate the ISIS cancer that is currently devouring large swaths of the Middle East, but he seems to have no problem exposing 3000 of our bravest to the most deadly disease in recent history.

Via  dailymail.co.uk:

By David Martosko, Us Political Editor for MailOnline

Published: 23:01 EST, 15 September 2014 | Updated: 23:07 EST, 15 September 2014

The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.

‘U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts,’ a statement from the White House press office said.

‘A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.’

Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

You will find the rest at this link.

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I wonder how many of these soldiers are going to return home and ultimately infect their family members and friends?

Somehow I don’t much think the POtuS gives a damn.

-Dave

(h/t: Drudge)

Y’all Ain’t Gonna Believe This: Jihad Jimmy Slams Obama for Being Incompetent

pot_kettleNo, you do not have dyslexia.  James Earl Carter, the 39th POTUS, and at least the worst president of all those I have lived under (if not the worst in the history of this country), really said that.

This was the same Jimmy Carter that was run out of office in one of the most lop-sided elections in the history of…elections, yet actually said this about the Kenyan Boy Blunder currently occupying the domicile at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

You can read all about it here: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/02/epic-fail-now-jimmy-carter-is-calling-obama-an-incompetent-loser/.*

LOL – I sure hope Jimmy Earl has his taxes paid up – well beyond what he actually owed.

Somewhere in Hell, there is a blizzard brewing.

-Dave

(h/t: My buddy Earl)

*Note: I was recently stupid enough to perform software updates on my browser and my security software at the same time, and they are both giving me fits at the moment.

Corn Crop Behaving Badly? Department of Agriculture Wants Submachine Guns with 30 Round Magazines

CornVia breitbart.com:

Dept of Agriculture Orders Submachine Guns with 30 Round Magazines

A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.”

According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an “ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,” and a “30 rd. capacity” magazine.

They also want the submachine guns to have a “sling,” be “lightweight,” and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”

The solicitation directs “all responsible and/or interested sources…[to] submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone.” Companies that submit information in a “timely” fashion “shall be considered by the agency for contact to determine weapon suitability.”

~Dave

See also:

~Eowyn

Yet Another Case for Loser Pays

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I started to title this post as a “Funny,” but the more I thought about it, the less funny it became.

Then I got mad.

God only knows exactly how much money (not to mention other people’s time) is wasted every year due to frivolous litigation in this country, as there is some legitimate disagreement in this area, but I am willing to bet it is in the Billions.

-And a lot of it eventually ends up coming out of our pockets, too.

Via cbs12.com:

Pet duck attack leads to neighbor’s $275,000 injury lawsuit

(KATU) A Washougal woman is suing the owner of a pet duck in Estacada, Ore.

Cynthia Ruddell claims Lolita Rose’s duck attacked her after it wandered down the street.

Ruddell’s attorney, Gregory Price, told KATU, “… The duck flapped its wings at her and knocked her back and she fell down on an outstretched hand and fractured her wrist in two spots.”

The incident happened May 7, 2012. Ruddell broke her right wrist, sprained or strained her elbow and shoulder, and suffered a rotator cuff injury.

The lawsuit claims Rose knew the duck had, “Abnormally dangerous propensities in attacking people.”

Rose is accused of “needlessly endangering the public” because she didn’t keep the duck contained and didn’t warn neighbors about the danger.

“We had neighbors that indicated this duck was a crazy duck that attacked kids at the school bus stop and other people before,” Price told KATU.

The suit seeks $25,000 for medical expenses and $250,000 for her pain, her suffering and the interference her injuries have had on her normal, daily activities.

Ruddell and Rose both declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Price told KATU he hopes to settle the lawsuit out of court within the next 60 days.

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$275,000???

Are you kidding me?

Had that duck attacked me, this would have been the result:

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And no barristers, belligerent or otherwise, would be required.

(h/t: Drudge)

-Dave

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is a Stinking Communist Puke

Below is a PR photo of Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney’s kitchen:

shipman-lead-04102014If you are looking for a time waster, you may read the entire disgusting Washingtonian puff piece here.

But if you want to skip the malarkey and get down to brass tacks, take a close look at this:

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~Dave

Dave’s Smoked Turkey

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.

-Dave

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.

Notes:

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.

22.5″ Weber One Touch Gold – This is my flagship Weber

Directions:

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.


Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

-Dave

More “Transparency” From the Comrade Dear Ruler: ATF Looking to Block F&F Whistleblower’s Book

Via washingtontimes.com:

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s ‘Fast and Furious’ book

1st Amendment battle over gun-walking expose

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.

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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.

-Dave

(h/t: Drudge)