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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Cider Pressed

Had a friend who offered to let me clean all the pears off a tree in his backyard.  Naturally, I accepted.  This left the Ragin' Mrs. and I with a conundrum - what do you do with a bushel of pears?

Make pear cider.

So, the Ragin' Mrs. set about finding a cider press.  We looked at making our own, but the cost in supplies and time would be more than if we just found a decent press at a local antique shop.  We eventually found one, and set about getting ready to press some pear cider.  A few repairs to the squeezer board later, we have five gallons of pear cider sitting in a fermentation bucket.  Add in one package of Munton's Premium Gold brewing yeast, put the lid on, and now we wait.  This should end up at about 5% ABV, so it's not going to be a high-octane brew, just a very, very tasty one.  My office has so many different projects brewing that it smells alternately like cherries, pears, or ginger depending on which batch just let loose some CO2.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Down with Evil Corporations!

Haw!

Oh Holy Hell

The Democrat shitheels who control the Senate are so desperate to avoid voting on Obama's jobs bill that they changed the rules of the Senate to prevent the Republicans from bringing it up to a vote.

Holy fuck.  Holy fucking corrupt pieces of god-damned worm shit Democrats, Batman!  Those worthless fucking anti-American communist fuckhead Democrats, lead by the head parasite Harry Reid, are so afraid of voting on Obama's bill that they went nuclear to prevent the Republicans from bringing it up for a vote.

This is the same senate that has failed in it's duty to pass a budget for over 900 days.  OVER TWO YEARS! TWO FUCKING YEARS OF DERELICTION OF DUTY!  My budget for the program that I oversee has been CUT IN HALF!  The Continuing Resolution Agreement, brought about by a Democrat-controlled Senate that WILL NOT DO IT'S JOB has created havoc throughout the entire military!  AND DINGY HARRY REID FUCKING CHANGED THE FUCKING RULES TO PREVENT FUCKING OBAMA'S FUCKING BILL!

FUCK YOU, REID!  FUCK YOU AND THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT FUCKING PARTY!  Bring back tar and feathers, NOW!  Every Democrat in the Senate should be fucking tarred and feathered at the earliest possible moment!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Sarah Palin not running in 2012

As much as I'm disappointed, I can't say I'm surprised.  She was attacked ruthlessly and horribly by the Left, who couldn't stand to see a woman succeed on her own.  She was attacked ruthlessly and horribly by the Right, who couldn't stand to see her expose their crony habits and corruption.  The sheer amount of lies, malice, hatred and evil that Palin had thrown at her would have crushed a weaker individual, but she stood through it.

You know she's not going to just go home and sit by the fire.  She'll be involved, and that can only be a good thing for real Americans.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

Thanks for giving people an alternative to Winblows.

He was THE driving force behind Apple Computers.  I'm rather trepidatious about what will happen to the company now that he's gone.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

OK, so I lied

I DO have something for you today, if only because I want to pass on the stomach-churning stupidity that is "The Lotion Man".  Both of these videos are NSFW, although the second is the worst.  Here we have the lotion man insulting and getting anti-Semitic at the Occupy Wall Street Lunatic's Ball.  




And here is a video of Mr. Lotion Man in what I can only assume is a meth-fueled montage of garbled insanity.  Don't play this if there are kids in the room.



That, ladies and gentlemen, is a proud Obama voter in the flesh!  There is a Wall Street Occupier.  There is the Left, full of sound and fury, idiotic as all hell, brainless, witless, clueless, and THESE ARE THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.

Yeah.  Feeling sick?  You're welcome.

Hat tips to Ace of Spades HQ and Breitbart.

Tired, Sore...

Mentally drained.

Sorry, I just don't have anything today.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Obama and the New Black Panther Party

Photos do not lie.

I don't even have to wonder what would have happened if the Mass Media had treated Obama like they treated McCain or Palin.  At this point, the press only functions as a propaganda organ for Obama.  Hell, just compare the Washington Post hit piece on Perry to the Media's actions with Obama.  With Perry, there's no THERE there.  With Obama, there IS a story, there are actions on behalf of Obama that are newsworthy, but the Mass Media is actively working to make sure those stories don't hit the news!

So when I hope and pray for rags like the Washington Post to die a painful death, a la the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, now you know why.  The Washington Post doesn't deserve to be called a News organization any more.  They're just another part of the Obama propaganda machine.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Pure Awesome

The Obama Presidency by the numbers.

A quick, simple graphic representation of just what a Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure Obama has been.

Here's the rub, though - you can only all Obama a SCOAMF if you think that he's trying to support and improve this country.  If you begin with the premise that he hates America and wants to see our downfall, well then, he's doing a great job, isn't he?

Hey, remember when I said

That the only time the media pulls it's mouth away from Obama's cock was to attack anyone who might besmirch their Marxist Messiah?

Yeah.

You're going to hear a lot about Rick Perry's land with the rock that shall not be named because it contained the word "nigger" on it.  For the record, the name of the place that Perry's father leased was "Niggerhead".  And the first thing that Perry and his father did when they leased the land was paint over that rock.

They did away with an offensive name.

It's too bad that the Washington Post is so busy trying to defend Obama their God and King that they couldn't even bother doing any kind of real reporting, such as the actions of the Perrys upon leasing the land.  Remember folks, we don't have to fight Obama to win the election.  The SCOAMF has already lost.  We have to fight the Mass Media, who function as nothing but a propaganda organ for the Democrat Party in general, and their God-King Obama in particular.

By the way - the comment that's made me snort coffee out of my nose comes from Bagoh20:

Can't you just see the reporter who found this hidden morsel of history. Like a crackhead combing the carpet for a tiny tiny rock. Just one piece, just one hit. Then "holly shit, I found a rock!" And he proceeds to light up a crumb of Parmesan cheese.

I wonder if Nigerians learned Arabic?

My Spam folder, when I peek into it every now and then, is filled with Arabic script.  I wonder if all those Nigerians have given up on America and are now trying to spam the Arabs?

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Small Town Bells

One of the joys of living in a small town is that I can hear one of the local church's bells that play at 1700 every evening.  I always enjoyed working in the yard and listening to the songs come wafting over the trees, distant but still clear.  And I knew it was a church when I heard the hymn "Oh Sacred Head, Now Wounded" play.



I've lived in the city.  And I've lived in the country.  Heck, being a military brat who joined the military himself, I've lived just about everywhere, including overseas.  And I would pick a small, rural town any day of the week and twice on Sundays.  The big city folks can keep their noise, their bustle, their sky-high crime rates, their rude neighbors, their traffic jams, and their unearned sense of superiority.  I'll keep my small towns, where the church bells ring out J.S. Bach hymns in the evening, where the neighbors actually wave and say "Hello!", where I don't have to fight my way into traffic, and where bowing your head to say grace in a local restaurant invites smiles instead of sneers.

Be a Man, shaving update

So I've been using this razor for about three weeks now.  I use the "unscented" pre-shave oil from The Art of Shaving.  I put the "unscented" in quotation marks because it's made from botanical oils that have their own aroma - sandalwood, pepper, lavender, and a few others.  It doesn't have a strong odor, and the Ragin' Mrs. sniffed it and said "It just smells...  well...  masculine."  In any case, the aroma doesn't last after you lather up and shave.  I haven't used an aftershave or balm yet.

So far, it's the best shave I've had in my life.  Seriously.  I use a generic glycerine shaving soap that I bought from a soap shop in Seattle, that I've been using for the last six months or so.  I've been using a mug and brush for years, because I can't stand the chemical glop that comes out of a can.  I change the razor out once a week, and a ten pack of razors cost me about $6.00, if I remember correctly.  Once I got the technique down, I was clean as a whistle.  The only place my wife can feel any stubble is right under my chin, and I had stubble there with a cartridge razor as well.  It's just a spot that's hard to shave no matter what razor I use.  I just shave after I shower, and it takes a few extra minutes.  I have less ingrown hairs too.  I used to get them on my cheeks and my chin.  I haven't had a one since I started using the safety razor.

All in all, I wish I had done this sooner.