A significant percentage of US voters believe Ronald Reagan was the best president in US history. Despite Iran/Contra, arms for hostages, and trickle-down economics. History is not the long-suite among high school graduates in the United States.
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Yahoo News conducted a poll of +-1400 voters and asked who was the worst president in US history. The results were that 33% believe the guy in the White House now is the worst. 28% believe the guy who was in there before him was the worst.
The pollsters used subtle methods for determining what percentage of the voters believing the guy in there now is the worst did so because he was black. They concluded +-5% simply could not stand the thought of a black man serving in the White House except as a shoe-shine boy.
Which leaves the question among non-racist voters precisely equal: 56% of US voters believe one of the last two US presidents was the worst in US history. 28% Bush, 28% wossname.
All of which should raise some alarming questions in the minds of everyone else. When did they quit teaching children US history in school?
Sheeze! The freaking Civil Freaking WAR was fought during the watch of one US president! Two were impeached! One was responsible for the Trail of Tears and moving the aboriginal tribes east of the Mississippi the-hell anywhere west of the Mississippi and stealing their farms, barns, equipment, animals, crops for white people. Even though those Cherokees and some other tribes were already doing their best to BE white people. Hell, a few years later they even had a Cherokee general commanding troops during the Civil War. Chreeeeeist! They even owned slaves! What the hell do you have to do to be civilized?
Then there’s Lyndon Johnson, faked the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and used it to justify carpet bombing of North Vietnam, had South Vietnam President Diem assassinated by the CIA, and did the Great Society.
There’s John freaking Kennedy, son of a damned bootlegging smuggling NAZI supporter during the pre-WWII years. Responsible for the Bay of Pigs, among other fiascos.
Hells bells, there’s Clinton for Christs sakes. Got a blowjob in the Oval Office. No Jennifer Oneal, her, either. Shot up Ruby Ridge, murdered a couple-score Branch Davidians outside Wacoi, and smuggled huge amounts of coke and crack into Arkansas on CIA aircraft. Got almost impeached because of shady real estate deals he and the little woman were up to their asses in.
These two guys now and just before him are pikers. Except where deficit spending and fruitless military adventures are concerned. These two couldn’t find their asses with flashlights when it comes to real corruption.
Posted in 2014, Animals, Education, Government, History, Native American, Native Americans, Politics
Tagged Bush, corruption, culture, Education, History, Human Behavior, humor, politics, poll, presidents, Reagan, senior citizens, society, sociology, wossname
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Does it bother you when you go to a restaurant, order something spicy, and the plate comes with a bunch of cockroach-sized peppers intact scattered into the food? No way of eating them if you still own your appendix and want to continue in that vein.
Ancho is a favorite of mine because they aren’t much hotter than bell peppers, but they have a strong flavor. Dusky, smoky flavor. But only rarely will you find them fresh.
Same applies for home cooking. Some of the best, such as anchos, can only rarely be found fresh. And using them dried requires some preparation if you want to taste the flavor.
The blender beats any other method I’ve ever found for reducing them to a worthy size. Unless it’s the heat you’re after, such as with habenero. But that’s an entirely different story.
Enter, the blender. No need to dig out the mortar and pistle. It wouldn’t work anyway.
Starting with low speeds seems to work best.
Be patient and hang in there. You’ll be able to see the particle sizes decreasing.
Eventually you’ll end up with this. Ready to use ancho, not ground enough to qualify as molido, a bit coarse, but with enough surface areas exposed to bring out the flavor.
I suspect one of the reasons so few people use dried peppers is a result of not knowing what the hell to do with them. Reducing the particle size enough to bring out the flaver and render them capable of being digested helps.
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- 2 slices low sodium [85 mg per slice] oatmeal bread
- 1/2 avocado mashed to paste
- handful of bean sprouts
- 14 leafs fresh spinach
- 1 green onion, chopped
- handful of chopped fresh cilantro
- no other seasoning
Count’em: 190 mg of sodium, total. And it melts in your mouth.
Posted in 2014, Food
Tagged avacado, cuisine, culture, food, Health, humor, Life, lifestyle, low salt, low sodium, sandwich
Hi readers. If you own dogs and live inside the United States it’s time to train your dog not to screw anyone’s pantsleg. Today there’s an excellent chance cops will be kicking down your door. If you don’t want them to kill your dog, train him not to sexually harrass police:
“We don’t have to put up with this sort of treatment from dogs,” declared Bracey Goodman, Police Chief of Anal Springs, KY. “During carefully timed and planned raids setting up citizens for drug busts our officers cannot risk being distracted by sex. One dog causing an officer to pause waiting for it to finish could cost the lives of other officers.”
Goodman further explained that police go to a great deal of trouble taking confiscated drugs out of evidence lockers for planting on targeted households. If not intercepted in a timely manner they might be destroyed by suspects, or stolen by officers during the confusion of the bust.
“Anyone who owns a dog is responsible for seeing the animal will not use the leg of a police officer to urinate, or simulate sex. If we kill your dog it’s your own fault.”
Posted in 2014, America, Police, War on Drugs
Tagged animals, canines, culture, dogs, drugs, Human Behavior, humor, law enforement, Life, lifestyle, pets, Police, society, sociology, war on drugs
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The 1970s, pre-US military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan movie, Caravans, has come to the attention of US military planners. Careful study of the overwhelming success beautiful actress, Jennifer Oneal, had influencing primitive tribesmen to behave themselves suggests new avenues of approach to US militarism.
Posted in 2014, Military, Movies
Tagged Afghanistan, Caravans, conscription, culture, draft, History, Human Behavior, jennifer oneal, military, moslem, NSA, philosophy, politics, porn stars, pornography, psychology, senior citizens, society, sociology