Day by Day

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Vitamins

Instapundit has a post up about a woman suffering from low levels of B12.  My mom the nurse has always tried to impress upon me the importance of Vitamin D, especially since we live in a Northern latitude.  The B vitamins are just as important.  If you're in a northern state, and you eat the typical American diet, which is absolute crap by the way, you are vitamin deficient.

I eat fairly healthy, and the Ragin' Mrs. and I make most of our own food at home.  We rarely eat canned or bottled crap.  And I still take multivitamins and Vitamin D every day.  Get yourself a bottle of GOOD multivitamins.  Take one a day.  I get the chewables or gummi vitamins, for the simple fact that you don't often fully digest the hard little pills that vitamins often come in.

And EAT HEALTHY.  Get some salad into your diet.  Use real butter, not margarine.  Margarine goes straight to your arteries where it just waits to give you a heart attack.  Find local farmers and butchers to buy your meat from.  If you can find someone selling all grass-fed beef, do it.  Make as much of your own food as possible.  The more you use canned, boxed or preserved food, the more sodium and fat you're eating.

The healthier you are, the less you'll have to rely on government death panels to determine your fate.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rivrdog asks...

What's your Theme Song?

There's quite a few I discarded as being too...  well, grand for little 'ol me.  I'm not grand.  But....

If I had to pick one theme song for me right now, music that would play when I walked into a room?

Booyah, baby.  Hey, Pachuco!

The Rant that needs to be heard 'round the world

Over at KisP.  Not safe for work.  And not safe if you have any Marxists around, as their heads might explode when they hear this.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

It's AIDS day or something?

President Downgrade was giving some speech (I know, I'm shocked too!) about AIDS and how he wants to blow more tax money on finding a cure.

Look, I'm all for finding a cure.  And I hope I don't piss off too many people with this, because I wouldn't want to watch any of my family members die of AIDS, and I have sympathy for those folks out there who are dealing with that.  But with that being said, you want to know how to stop the spread of AIDS? 

Stop having promiscuous, unprotected sex.

Stop doing IV drugs.

Due to testing, the transfer of HIV/AIDS through a blood transfusion is non-existent.  Other than accidental transfers, such as a nurse or doctor accidentally pricking themselves with a needle from an AIDS patient, the huge, vast majority of AIDS infections come from people who have unprotected, promiscuous sex or use drugs that require injection into a vein.  I don't know of anyone personally who was infected with HIV or AIDS who didn't catch it through stupid sex or stupid drugs.  Or a combination of both.

There is no AIDS pandemic.  There is a stupidity pandemic.  Being promiscuous or using IV drugs is like playing Russian Roulette; sooner or later, that hammer is going to fall on a loaded chamber.  The problem is that you can't fix stupid.

Just look at our pResident for proof of that.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Would you have dinner with Sandusky?

I think we can agree that murder is the worst form of child abuse. Certainly the courts think so. So if you found yourself having dinner with Penn State's Sandusky and became aware of the allegations of child sexual abuse it would we far less of a moral conundrum then finding yourself having dinner with Bill Ayers who is an admitted terror bomber, who targeted children with fire-bombs, and killed three fellow terrorists in a 'workplace accident'.

So... what would you do at that moment of discovery? Would you:
  1. Plan your upcoming political campaign?
  2. Chat about collaborating on tax-funded Educational Projects?
  3. Compliment his book dedicated to Bobby Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan?
  4. Greet his children named for terror 'martyrs'?
  5. Invite him to finish your biography?
  6. Leave?
While you watch Sandusky's enablers go to jail... consider that Bill Ayers enabler is Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States.

Stealing the post in entirety

Because it needs to be read and passed around.

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.
It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society.
It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals:
defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.
It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.
It is the America that Obama and the Democratic Party have created with the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood , unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.
Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America.
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Ragin' Daves Quote of the Day, Patriarch edition

My dad told me some time ago, "Where you stand today is the end result of every choice you have ever made.  Sounds complicated?  It's not."

If your life sucks, it most likely sucks because your choices have sucked.  If your life is great, it's most likely great because your choices have led it to be great.

So when the drugged out Marxist hippies in the Flea Party scream about how life is so unfair, just remember - their lives suck because of the choices they have made.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bawney Fwank is wetiewing?

I'd like to shout things like "THANK YOU GOD!" but the fact is that if there was any justice in this country, Bawney Fucking Fwank would rot behind bars for the rest of his fucking pathetic life, getting cornholed by Bubba just like he's fucked this country over for decades.

That worthless fucking corrupt piece of shit can't die fast enough, and when he does, I'm going to fucking dance on his god-damned grave.

How's that for civility?

Monday, November 28, 2011

From my email

Remember the Richmond Tea Party?  Demanding their money back after Richmond allowed the Flea Party to squat in the same park the Tea Party had paid all the permit money for?  Got an email today that read this:

I remember reading your article in Peace or Freedom about my Tea Party serving the Richmond Mayor with an invoice.  The City of Richmond is now auditing our tea party. Just two weeks after we asked for a refund from the City because the Mayor gave the Occupiers a free pass, we received notice of the audit.  I guess that is what passes for a response from the Mayor.

Yeah, it's real.  This is what happens when piece of shit elitists are held accountable for their bullshit actions, folks.  They use their power to try to squash dissent.  THIS is what tyranny looks like.  All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Reprehensible.

Busy cooking

Can't talk now.  Apple-bourbon BBQ sauce is simmering.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Be a Man, Make a Ham

So the Ragin' Mrs. put forth one of the best spreads EVAR!!!!!!!!11!!1! for Thanksgiving, and it included our home-made ham.

Yep.  Home made.  We make it and cure it.  And I'm about to tell you how.

Go ye forth and procure a picnic ham.  We pick them up at the Commissary, but any meat shop should be able to get one for you.  Your local grocery store can order them in if they don't already have them.

Take the ham home, rinse it off, and then prepare your salt cure; equal parts salt and sugar.  The Ragin' Mrs. and I use our almost world famous Spice Rub, but I'm not giving THAT recipe away.  For the right price, I can send you a pound of it.  But take your equal parts salt and sugar, and add whatever spices you want to it.  Garlic, pepper, ginger, anything that happens to float your boat.

Now that your fresh picnic ham is coated in your salt cure, seal it in a big ziplock bag, put it in the coldest part of your fridge, and let it sit for two weeks.  Yes, two weeks.  That's what the salt is for.

Once it's sat for two weeks, it's time to cold-smoke it.  You need to get the smoke into the meat, but NOT COOK IT.  We actually have a hot-plate that we place a thin metal pan full of wood-chips on, and that gets the smoke we want without the heat that traditional smoking would bring.  Smoke it for about five to eight hours, depending on how heavy your smoke is.

Once the ham is smoked BUT NOT COOKED, take it out of the smoke, put it back into the bag, and pour a bottle of good red wine into the bag.  Merlot, Cabernet, even Lambrusco if you like a little sweetness.  Seal it up, and put it back into the coldest part of your fridge for another week.  Turn it once a day to make sure the wine gets everywhere.

After the week is up, you can freeze it or cook it right then.  The flavor is friggin' AWESOME, the meat is cut-with-a-fork tender, and you've done it yourself.  The biggest part is patience as you wait for the salt, sugar, and wine to do it's job.  We've made several hams this way, and people darn near rip the ham right off the plate when we set it down.  You won't be disappointed.