Happy Thanksgiving

Here’s what I’ve created for Thanksgiving (which will be at my sister’s) so far.


Sadly, my pumpkin muffins all got eaten. My son, just home from college for the holiday had some friends over last night…I should have hid them like I hid the chex mix.

I’ll also be making cole slaw, the veggie tray, and meh-be truffles, if I get ambitious later tonight.

Actually, the turkeys are something my nine year old, and I made together. She already gave one away to her teacher. The other two will be given away, tomorrow:

I’d give you directions, but boy…it’s pretty self explanatory isn’t it? We used the miniature pots because that’s what we had on hand, and we glued fun foam feathers on the back, (you could use real feathers, too), fun foam for the head, too…we would have used googly eyes, but didn’t have any, so we made ours out of paper. You can make some feet out of fun foam, too…it looks like Maggie’s fell off, whoops. We filled some tissue paper with holiday M&M’s and wrapped it up with curly ribbon, and voila. Easy peasy lemon squeazy.

This chex mix is special. It’s a damn sight better than the garden variety chex mix you buy at the store. I’ve had the recipe for over 20 years, and I always use it at holiday time. Here’s the recipe:

1 pkg Rice Chex                                                                                             4 T BBQ sauce

1/2 pkg Wheat Chex                                                                                    4 T Worchester

1/3 pkg Cheerios                                                                                           2 t celery salt

1/2 pkg stick pretzels                                                                                  3t onion salt

1 can of mixed nuts                                                                                      2 t garlic salt

1/2 can cashews                                                                                            1 cup salad oil

1/2 can of almonds                                                                                      1 cup butter

(I don’t use quite as much seasoning as the recipe calls for myself…I don’t like it that salty…play around with it).

Heat oil and butter. Dissolve seasonings in oil. Spoon over nuts and cereal mixure. Mix well. Put in shallow pans and heat at 200° for 2 hours.

I’ve started making my own cranberry sauce from scratch. It’s so much better than the canned stuff:

INGREDIENTS:

12 oz bag fresh cranberries

3/4 cup orange juice

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

Optional: 2 oz gold rum

DIRECTIONS:

Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on medium-high for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced – stirring occasional. You’ll hear the cranberries popping – don’t worry, that’s what you want them to do. Remove from heat and serve.  Cranberry sauce can be made days ahead and brought to room temperature or slightly heated before serving.

Cross posted at the Cotillion’s Carnival of the Turkeys.

Video: Weather Channel Founder Suing ManBearPig For Fraud

John Coleman, founder of the weather channel says he and 30,000 other scientists can’t get on the air to debunk global warming. Al Gore won’t have a debate because “the debate is over”. He is suing Gore to settle the issue.

Here is his appearance on Red Eye:

See also Coleman’s: The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam from January 28, 2009.

RELATED:


Oscar/Grammy/Nobel Peace Prize winning, scary smart, former Vice President Al Gore managed to attract “a few hundred people” to his book signing in Chicago for his timely new book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.”  (Meanwhile…*cough* Sarah Palin.…*cough*)…

I was actually searching Youtube for the following exchange when I came upon the above clip. Please tell me  someone has a recording of this:

Al Gore chit-chatted as he signed books.

One young fan asked him which was cheaper, power from wind or from water?

“Wind or water?” Gore asked.

“Which is cheaper?” the young man wanted to know.

“Water is presently the cheaper,” Gore explained, “because it’s hard to get new hydro-sources.  So wind is cheaper for the new…  Thanks for coming.”

I think I understand why Al Gore doesn’t want to have a debate, now.

“Hide The Decline”, The Movie

Oh my…swiped this from Purple Avenger at AoSHQ. He’s right…it’s harsh:

Can someone explain the dude with the blue mask and the big mouth to me? I …didn’t get that.

UPDATE:

But of course!

Mr. Right informs me that it’s a douche.

Okay, so what’s with the cat?

Video, courtesy of Minnesotans For Global Warming

The Left’s Universe Of Lies

That was Rush’s theme today on his radio show – focusing mainly on the global warming scam, and it’s a theme I’ve been mulling over for the past few days: The left’s universe of lies. The false narratives they create with the help of their allies in the media to pass their leftist agenda.

In just the past few weeks, the left’s strange universe of lies has been made plain to anyone with eyes to see, most notably in the area of climate science, (see Doug Ross for an excellent summery of “Climategate”) but in other areas, as well.

Take the Fort Hood shooting, for instance. The truth of what had happened was made obvious when the name of the perp, (Nidal Malik Hasan), and the words he uttered during his murderous rampage, (allahu akbar!) came out. Within hours of the shooting,  more incriminating information about the shooter’s background, (red flags, if you will) was discovered on the internet. Within days, even more – everything from the letters on his calling card, SOA (soldier of Allah), to his “unexplained connections”, his Islamic harangues at Walter Reed,  to his strange poverty despite his good salary, were brought out. Unnamed sources said things like:everybody felt that if you were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, you would not want Nidal Hasan in your foxhole.”

Yet we were asked to “not jump to conclusions. Leftists tried to peddle the patently ridiculous theory ( read: lie) that he was suffering from “secondary post traumatic stress syndrome”, based on his experiences as a psychologist treating soldiers at Walter Reed. That canard was effectively shot down  by Charles Krauthammer, who was a psychologist by trade, before he became a political columnist.

So why the ruse? Because one of the crucial planks in the left’s poisonous worldview is  “diversity”; that “diversity” is in and of itself  a great thing, which must be protected at all costs, even if it kills.

The truth? “Diversity” is a difficulty to be overcome, not an advantage to be sought. Yes, I said it, but Ann Coulter said it first. Diversity  isn’t a bad thing, but it can and does lead to conflicts, which is why the left loves it so.  That’s their whole strategy, as in: Cloward-Piven.

The left’s universe of lies has led to the desired outcome: Nidal Hasan will likely plead not guilty by reason of insanity, with radical Islam in America taking a backseat to poor Hasan’s mental health issues.

Has anyone yet heard a coherent justification for the terror trials in New York City? No? That’s because there are none, unless you think that impugning the previous administration and weakening America is justification. The left does…but it can’t say so out loud, so they blather on with their high minded rhetoric about “the rule of law”, and “our American values”. We know it’s b.s. They know it’s b.s.

The sad reality:

Obama gets to claim the moral high ground as he tries the Bush Administration by proxy, all the while, with plausible deniability, disavowing that that was his intention. At the same time, he will have the opportunity to play the no lose game of taking credit for convictions and credibly casting blame on Bush if he fails to get them.

It is the perfect leftist paradigm. Expose the United States to criticism and ridicule and cast it as a positive evil in the world. Make the political calculation that you can, at once, discredit your political opponents and take credit for trying to elevate the national reputation in the eyes of the world.
The national interest be damned. What is important is its denigration and the political advantage to be gained by the ideology that has tried so long and, until now, so unsuccessfully, to weaken the last, best hope of man on earth.

ACORN: Has there ever been a more damaging organization to this country than these miscreants? Have  ACORN not been proven to be so thoroughly corrupt that even most Dems are loath to come to their defense, these days. Their spokespersons lie profusely, effortlessly, shamelessly…it’s what they do to to keep their heads above water. That’s the Alinsky way,  as the NEA will tell you: Ends justify the means. Yet, the danger remains that the spigot of government funds will be turned back on, so they can continue with their nefarious activities, and thus far Attorney General, Eric Holder has been as anxious to investigate ACORN’s illegalities as he was to investigate the The New Black Panthers voter intimidation case; which is to say, not at all. As many blows as ACORN has had to suffer to its reputation this year thanks largely to Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles, and James O’Keefe, it may still survive. ACORN has friends in high places.

Back to Global Warming. Wouldn’t you think that the hacked emails showing a conspiracy of deception among the climate scientists who are leading the charge of disastrous man made global warming, would be the top story in all media?

Look what is on the front page of  the ABC News website, today:

Global Warming Report Finds Time Running Out

26 Scientists Say Assessment Gives World Leaders Solid Data for Climate Summit

There’s even less time for humanity to try to curb global warming than recently thought, according to a new in-depth scientific assessment by 26 scientists from eight countries.

A universe of lies. They’re wallowing in it.

UPDATE:

Doug Ross got a huge kick out of this headline in the Boston Globe:

Boston faces deep risk from sea level rise

Brace yourself Boston: Sea level rise from climate change could jeopardize Hub assets worth $463 billion.

Courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund, of all things. Yeah, them.

The good news is, Boston Globe readers are having none of it. Their comments are a crack up.

MORE on Climategate:

The CRU Climate Scam In 90 Seconds

It’s gratifying to know that Michael Mann and Phil Jones are now laughingstocks, but I think it’s safe to say, as with ACORN, the climate change shysters are not going to go away quietly.

RELATED:

Another example from the left’s universe of lies, and I see Mike at Cold Fury is on the same wavelength as me:

Michelle asks a silly question: “When will the Left retract the Kentucky census worker case smear?” I’d say the likely response is that they don’t know what you’re talking about, it never happened, and it was three other guys anyway. Alternatively, it could be the day they grow an honest bone in their bodies, when they discover integrity for the first time, when their cognitive dissonance allows them to recognize their own hypocrisy, when they truly do become a reality-based community, and the day the devil straps on ice skates. Not necessarily in that order either, because that last is way likelier than any of the others.

Update! The good Professor Jacobson has a partial — and only partial, mind — list of people who are now indebted to the tune of scarfing down one (1) big, fat, heaping helping of crow and offering up one (1) big, fat, humble apology for their vile douchebaggery. And who, you can be sure, will never, ever trouble themselves to pay up.

Which, y’know, is why we oughtn’t be holding our breath for any contrite acknowledgment from some of the same people over the global warming scam, either. Being a liberal idiot means never having to etc etc.

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How much will we surrender for peace?

Inspired by this “V” poster

The Anchoress:

If America cuts a deal with the Taliban, giving them control over regions in exchange for their keeping Al Qaeda in check, she instantly confers credibility upon them – at least for as long as America’s credibility remains. Can they be trusted? If the Taliban can be trusted -and recall, Democrats have used the example of these human-rights-oppressing religious fanatics to characterize Republicans, so their sudden trustworthiness is both convenient and suspect- can they, in a theater as large as Afghanistan, actually disallow and prevent Al Qaeda from using that vast land-of-caves as their planning and training base?

I suggest the Taliban will not be able to keep its end of this face-saving bargain, and that the whole tactic is simply a way to blow smoke in front of our faces.

More:

See Darleen Click for another Surrender photoshop.

Related:

Remember this?

Ugh…don’t get me started.

Lou Dobbs For Prez?

As was previously speculated, he is, apparently thinking about it.

Without having listened to the audio yet, I’m assuming on an Independent ticket. Not crazy about that idea.

Previously:

Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

Video: Lou Dobbs On O’Reilly, Krauthammer’s Baby Jesus

More on CRU Email Hacking Story

I updated my earlier post: Scientist’s Story From 1995 Corroborates With Hacked CRU Emails with the following info, but I decided this deserved its own post.

Commenters at Watt’s Up With That have been looking into “Mike’s nature trick”, ripping into the code and discovering how they artificially came up with the now completely debunked “hockey stick”:

CRU Emails “may” be open to interpretation, but commented code by the programmer tells the real story

There’s a file of code also in the collection of emails and documents from CRU. A commenter named Neal on climate audit writes:

People are talking about the emails being smoking guns but I find the remarks in the code and the code more of a smoking gun. The code is so hacked around to give predetermined results that it shows the bias of the coder. In other words make the code ignore inconvenient data to show what I want it to show. The code after a quick scan is quite a mess. Anyone with any pride would be to ashamed of to let it out public viewing. As examples [of] bias take a look at the following remarks from the MANN code files:

Go to WUWT to see the convoluted code.

Conclusion:

Either the data tells the story of nature or it does not. Data that has been “artificially adjusted to look closer to the real temperatures” is false data, yielding a false result.

RELATED:

Laura Ingraham had Patrick Michaels, (who was a  target of derision in the emails) on her show to talk about the “conspiracy among climate scientists to conceal inconvenient scientific truths about global warming”. Audio here.

Michaels recently said this about the emails:

“This is not a smoking gun; this is a mushroom cloud,” said Patrick Michaels, a climatologist who has long faulted evidence pointing to human-driven warming and is criticized in the documents.

UPDATE:

Now we’re talking!

Interview: Sen. James Inhofe will call for hearings into IPCC, UN, East Anglia CRU e-mails

Michelle has more:

ClimateGate: Both sides of the pond demand probes into data manipulation scandal

Yes, let’s get to the bottom of this.

 

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