Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Racist bastard throws temper tantrum, stamps feet and shouts.

President Racist wants more racial schism. As long as he keeps the pot boiling, we're more likely to let his other "phony" scandals fade out of our awareness.

Let me say here how proud I am of Bloggers out there who, whether it be in promulgating news items or through humor, keep these scandals alive and in the public consciousness. As long as we have a community of patriots who are not willing to let freedom die, we can watch each others backs, and keep the tenets of the Constitution alive in our country.

So, here's a little tidbit from the Gateway Pundit that shows the latest temper tantrum antics of our Communist in Chief:

OBAMA THREATENS: Race Relations “May Get Worse” if He Does Not Get His Way

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6:44 PM

Obama threatened the GOP this week that “racial tensions may get worse” if he does not get his way with the economy.
The White House Dossier reported:
President Obama said that if economic prescriptions of the type he supports to increase economic growth and reduce “income inequality” are not adopted, then race relations in the United State may deteriorate further.
“If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should be. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” Obama said in an interview published Sunday by the New York Times. “Racial tensions won’t get better; they may get worse, because people will feel as if they’ve got to compete with some other group to get scraps from a shrinking pot. If the economy is growing, everybody feels invested, ” he said.
With each passing day, Barack Obama looks more and more like a tinpot dictator.

Photo added by Yours Truly:


Survival planning: the Cattail

This is a post from Backwoods Magazine I've had on file since, well, since January 1997. I've personally tried most of this. Not to bad. Better when yer out of food....

The incredible cattail
The super Wal-Mart of the swamp
By Kevin F. Duffy
Issue #43 • January/February, 1997
I can think of no other North American plant that is more useful than the cattail. This wonderful plant is a virtual gold mine of survival utility. It is a four-season food, medicinal, and utility plant. What other plant can boast eight food products, three medicinals, and at least 12 other functional uses?
Cattails in winter

The Common Cattail (Typha latifolia) and its brethren Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia), Southern Cattail (Typha domingensis), and Blue Cattail (Typha Glauca), have representatives found throughout North America and most of the world. While living in Northern Japan, I spent many chilly mornings in snow storms among miles of cattails while duck hunting. Cattail is a member of the grass family, Gramineae, as are rice, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and rye, just to mention a few. Of the 15 most commonly consumed domesticated plant foods, 10 are grasses. However, of more than 1300 wild grasses, none holds a loftier position as a survival food than cattail. Just about any place you can find year-round standing water or wet soil, you can usually find cattails.
In Euell Gibbons' Stalking the Wild Asparagus, his chapter on cattails is titled "Supermarket of the Swamp." As you will see, this title aptly applies to the cattail. However, due to its medicinal and utilitarian uses, we may want to mentally modify the title to "Super Wal-Mart of the Swamp."
Cattails are readily identified by the characteristic brown seed head. There are some poisonous look-alikes that may be mistaken for cattail, but none of these look-alikes possess the brown seed head.
Cattail, Common and Narrow-leaf

Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) and Yellow Flag (Iris pseudoacorus) and other members of the iris family all possess the cattail-like leaves, but none possesses the brown seed head. All members of the Iris family are poisonous. Another look-alike which is not poisonous, but whose leaves look more like cattail than iris is the Sweet Flag (Acorus calumus). Sweet Flag has a very pleasant spicy, sweet aroma when the leaves are bruised. It also does not posses the brown seed head. Neither the irises nor cattail has the sweet, spicy aroma. I have seen large stands of cattails and sweet flag growing side by side. As with all wild edibles, positive identification is essential. If you are not sure, do not eat it.
Corms, shoots, and spikes
In just about any survival situation, whether self-imposed or not, one of the first plants I look for is the cattail. As a food plant, cattails are outstanding and offer a variety of food products according to the season. In early spring, dig up the roots to locate the small pointed shoots called corms. These can be removed, peeled, and eaten, added to other spring greens for a salad, or cooked in stews or alone as a pot herb. As the plant growth progresses to where the shoots reach a height of two to three feet above the water, peel and eat like the corms, or sautee. This food product is also known as "Cossack Asparagus" due to the Russians' fondness for it.
In late spring to early summer, some of my favorite food products come into fruition on the cattail. Soon after these shoots become available, the green female bloom spikes and the male pollen spikes begin to emerge. These spikes can be found in the center of the plant and form a cylindrical projection that can only be detected when you're close to the plant. Peel back the leaves in the same way you would shuck corn, and both the male portion above and the female below can be seen. The female portion will later develop into the familiar brown "cattail" seed head from which the plant's name is derived. The male portion will atrophy into a small dried twig that may easily break off the top of the seed head. Both the male and female pollen spikes can be boiled and eaten like corn on the cob, and both are delicious. The male portion provides a bigger meal at this stage. They have a flavor that is corn-like, but distinct from corn. I cannot imagine anyone finding the flavor objectionable. Both may also be eaten raw.
Pollen and root starch
Later, the male pollen head will begin to develop an abundance of yellow pollen with a talcum powder consistency that can easily be shaken off into any container. Several pounds of this can be collected in less than an hour. The traditional use of this pollen is to substitute for some the flour in pancakes to make cattail pancakes. This also works well with cornbread. Other uses of the pollen include thickeners or flour extenders for breads, cakes, etc.
Cooked male and female pollen and bloom spikes

In late summer to early fall, the tender inner portions of the leaf stalk may still be collected, but the availability of this Cossack Asparagus begins to dwindle, due to the toughening up of the plant. During this period and all the way to spring, the most abundant food product, the root starch, may be harvested. It is so abundant, a study was conducted at the Cattail Research Center of Syracuse University's Department of Plant Sciences. The chief investigator of the project was Leland Marsh. The reported results were as follows:
Yields are fantastic. Marsh discovered he could harvest 140 tons of rhizomes per acre near Wolcott, NY. That represents something more than 10 times the average yield per acre of potatoes. In terms of dry weight of cattail flour, the 140 tons of roots would yield approximately 32 tons.
To extract the flour or starch from the cattail root, simply collect the roots, wash, and peel them. Next, break up the roots under water. The flour will begin to separate from the fibers. Continue this process until the fibers are all separated and the sweet flour is removed. Remove the fiber and pour off the excess water.
Allow the remaining flour slurry to dry by placing near a fire or using the sun.
Cattail root flour also contains gluten. Gluten is the constituent in wheat flour that allows flour to rise in yeast breads. The Iroquois Indians macerated and boiled the roots to produce a fine syrup, which they used in a corn meal pudding and to sweeten other dishes. Some Indians burned the mature brown seed heads to extract the small seeds from the fluff, which was used to make gruels and added to soups.
Medicinal and other uses
The medicinal uses of cattails include poultices made from the split and bruised roots that can be applied to cuts,
Yellow Flag, a poisonous cattail look-alike.
None of the look-alikes has the
characteristic brown seed head.
wounds, burns, stings, and bruises. The ash of the burned cattail leaves can be used as an antiseptic or styptic for wounds. A small drop of a honey-like excretion, often found near the base of the plant, can be used as an antiseptic for small wounds and toothaches.
The utility of this cattail is limited only by your imagination. The dried stalks can be used for hand drills and arrow shafts. The seed heads and dried leaves can be used as tinder. The seed head fluff can be used for pillow and bedding stuffing or as a down-like insulation in clothing. The leaves can be used for construction of shelters or for woven seats and backs of chairs, which has been a traditional use for hundreds of years.
They can be woven into baskets, hats, mats, and beds. The dried seed heads attached to their stalks can be dipped into melted animal fat or oil and used as torches.
The next time you see "The Super Wal-Mart of the Swamp," why don't you do some shopping?

Holder must be investigating this.

How else do you explain a person almost dying in custody without being charged with a crime, and no one being held accountable?

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year old college student has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

The DEA introduced national detention standards as a result of the ordeal involving Daniel Chong, including daily inspections and a requirement for cameras in cells, said Julia Yoo, one of his lawyers.

Chong said he drank his own urine to stay alive, hallucinated that agents were trying to poison him with gases through the vents, and tried to carve a farewell message to his mother in his arm.

It remained unclear how the situation occurred, and no one has been disciplined, said Eugene Iredale, another attorney for Chong. The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating.

"It sounded like it was an accident — a really, really bad, horrible accident," Chong said.

Chong was taken into custody during a drug raid and placed in the cell in April 2012 by a San Diego police officer authorized to perform DEA work on a task force. The officer told Chong he would not be charged and said, "Hang tight, we'll come get you in a minute," Iredale said.

The door to the 5-by-10-foot cell did not reopen for 4 1/2 days.

Justice Department spokeswoman Allison Price confirmed the settlement was reached for $4.1 million but declined to answer other questions. The DEA didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Detective Gary Hassen, a San Diego police spokesman, referred questions to the DEA.

Since attorney fees are capped at 20 percent of damages and the settlement payment is tax-free, Chong will collect at least $3.2 million, Iredale said. Chong, now an economics student at the University of California, San Diego, said he planned to buy his parents a house.

Chong was a 23-year-old engineering student when he was at a friend's house where the DEA found 18,000 ecstasy pills, other drugs and weapons. Iredale acknowledged Chong was there to consume marijuana.

Chong and eight other people were taken into custody, but authorities decided against pursing charges against him after questioning.

Chong said he began to hallucinate on the third day in the cell. He urinated on a metal bench so he could have something to drink. He also stacked a blanket, his pants and shoes on a bench and tried to reach an overhead fire sprinkler, futilely swatting at it with his cuffed hands to set it off.

Chong said he accepted the possibility of death. He bit into his eyeglasses to break them and used a shard of glass to try to carve "Sorry Mom" onto his arm so he could leave something for her. He only managed to finish an "S."

Chong said he slid a shoelace under the door and screamed to get attention before five or six people found him covered in his feces in the cell at the DEA's San Diego headquarters.

"All I wanted was my sanity," Chong said. "I wasn't making any sense."

Chong was hospitalized for five days for dehydration, kidney failure, cramps and a perforated esophagus. He lost 15 pounds.

The DEA issued a rare public apology at the time.

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, the Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican, on Tuesday renewed his call for the DEA to explain the incident.

"How did this incident happen? Has there been any disciplinary action against the responsible employees? And has the agency taken major steps to prevent an incident like this from happening again?" he said.


Caldwell reported from Washington.

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This one's a keeper....

Really important shit you didn't know you needed...

The "Pants fly checker":

To learn how to make this TOTALLY necessary item, visit: Instructables.com! or, do like I did: Get married.

How to give a cat a pill


 How to Give a Cat a Pill

1.  Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand.  As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2.  Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3.  Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4.  Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand.Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger.  Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5.  Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse in from the garden.

6.  Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat.  Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth.  Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7.  Retrieve cat from curtain rail. Get another pill from foil wrap.  Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains.  Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8.  Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit.  Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9.  Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans and drink one beer to take taste away.  Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10.  Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill.  Open another beer.  Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing.  Force mouth open with dessert spoon.  Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11.  Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges.  Drink beer.  Fetch bottle of scotch.  Pour shot, drink. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot.  Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect.  Toss back another shot.  Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12.  Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from the top of the tree across the road.  Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13.  Using heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, tie the little *&#%^'s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table.  Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak.  Be rough about it.  Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14.  Consume remainder of scotch.  Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room.  Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye.  Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15.  Call the Vet and arrange appointment for professional help.

How To Give A Dog A Pill

1.  Wrap it in bacon.
2.  Toss it in the air.





Tuesday, July 30, 2013

for Emma


   I know I’m not your “for real” granddad. But I have watched you grow since you were a little baby. I missed watching my own children grow up, and now that they are grown and I have “for real” grandkids, they all live far away and I don’t get to watch them grow.

   You are very special to me. I remember in the apartment I lived in when I first met you, you used to make me play follow-the-leader with you and do all kinds of little stunts in the hallway. Laying on our bellies, kicking our feet in the air. You turning in circles, and I had to do it on my knees so I was almost as small as you.

   You helped me plant my first garden in Oklahoma, and tore up half the plants that grew.

   You’re five now. You still wear my t-shirts to keep the paint off you when we break out the paints and make a mess. We still have tea parties, me, a durn near 50 year old man, and you the hostess. And you put WAY too much sugar in our mint tea.

   I always have to shove the tire swing I made for you out of the way when I mow the side yard. I’d had that chain for years, and I’m glad I finally found a good use for it.

   You have allowed me to be a kid when I feel old. You have given me the gift of a child’s love that I cannot get from my own grandchildren so far away, even though I know they love me.

   When I got hurt, you told RoRo that you HAD to be there at the hospital, because I needed YOU to take care of me. You have no idea how true that was.

   You are my Elmer, my Emma, and as it says on the paper you signed that I put on my refrigerator, my ammE.

   I love you Em. I’m glad you allow me to be in your life. And ‘Your Stevie’ will always be: Your Knight.

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A screen shot of my blog today. Kinda looks like I'm giving ole Obama the finger, huh?

Islam. And turn about seems fair play.

Jihad. A holy war against non-believers.

Fatwa. A law enacted to keep believers from being coerced into sin.

I wonder, what sin is greater than turning your back on liberty? What war is more justified than fighting against tyranny?

Maybe its time we Patriots call a fatwa against the immorality of our government. Maybe its time to start jihad against those who do not believe in a persons right to live their own lives, free from the chains of tyranny.

Obama is doing everything he can, with the help of his "religious" henchmen Sharpton and Jackson, to instigate war between the black and the white community. There is NO black or white community!We are a COMMUNITY! Blacks, including Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, cry foul on the transgressions of our ancestors, while living in the greatest country the world has ever known. They cry "Slavery", yet allow a half black president to continue to keep them in slavery. "Do what you're told, and the checks keep coming" sounds a LOT like, get your black ass out there and work the fields, and I'll feed ya", to my ears.

And its NOT about black and white. Or red, or yellow. Its about AMERICA. If fuckface can keep us going against each other, he WILL win. If the AMERICANS, of ANY color stand and say: "Our liberty is more important than your handouts", we MIGHT have a chance.

But its probably too late already. Americans sit here at our computers, or in our fancy cars, or at exclusive country clubs, and bitch. And moan. And complain that 'SOMEONE' should do 'something'.

Fuck all of you that this applies to. War is dirty. It smells bad. It comprises some of the worst humanity has to offer. Yet war is what we face. If we don't take back our country, if we let those who would be kings run our lives, we are already dead. We must peacefully say: NO MORE. Stand our ground. Stop our country from being eroded from beneath us until we have no more country on which to stand.

Are you with me? What would YOU do? Or better yet, what would you have ME do? I have very little left of the American Dream. A man with nothing to lose is willing to risk it all.

Caller assistance

We've all talked to this guy....
Mujibar was trying to get a job in India .

The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar,
you have passed all the tests, except one.
Unless you pass it
, you cannot qualify for this job.'

Mujibar said, 'I am ready.'

The manager said,
'Make a sentence using the words

Pink, and Green .'

Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said,
'Mister manager, I am ready'

The manager said, 'Go ahead.'

Mujibar said,
'The telephone goes
green, green ,
and I
pink it up, and say,
, this is Mujibar.'

Mujibar now works at a call center.

No doubt you have spoken to him.
I know I have.

What is liberty worth?

I read a LOT. Mostly Scifi shit, some fantasy, but also biographies, the classics, supernatural fiction, religion, mysteries, hell, if its got writing, I'll probably read it. And every now and then, something jumps out at me.

The current book, or more aptly, one of the three books I'm currently reading, is about war in space, and a bunch of mercenaries (the bad guys) are attacking a group of revolutionaries (the good guys).
One of the good guys is thinking: "Their pay cannot possibly be sufficient for the odds they face, and yet they don't back down. They follow these orders to their deaths. Is that bravery, or stupidity?"
(h/t to the author, Ann Aguirre, who wrote the Sirantha Jax novels. One helluva good read.)

Anyway, this got me thinking. (Something I try to avoid as hazardous to my health). And I couldn't come up with a payment large enough for me to risk my ass. I'm a cautious man for the most part. I look both ways crossing streets, haven't stuck a fork in an electrical outlet since my Dad said "go ahead, see what happens". (I seem to recall I was 4 at the time). And I don't go out gambling. Again, too much risk.

But for America? I stand willing and able to fight to the death. If there were a group of revolutionaries willing to take back our country, yes, I'd stand with them.

It's going to happen. Americans are not the type to allow a king to rule them. NO ONE RULES A TRUE AMERICAN. When our economy drops out, and its us or them, or us and them, and them, and them, Patriots WILL stand. In small communities, family units, redoubts, in hiding. But they WILL stand. They will fight against the injustices of our current regime government. And by the grace of God and the spirit of our fore fathers, I WILL stand with them.