Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Got A Special Occasion ??

I fix the Redneck Version of this and with the Herb Bisquits, it is finger-lickin-good and usually requires a nap after eatin !!

Filet Mignon with Merlot and Mushroom Sauce
- by Clyde and Terryl Miller

14" Shallow Dutch Oven
Serves 9


1 - 750 ml bottle Merlot
2 - 14 ½ ounce cans chicken broth
1 - 14 ½ ounce can beef broth

Boil wine, chicken broth and beef broth in a 12" shallow dutch oven over high heat until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour.

9 - 1 ½ inch thick filet mignon steaks
2 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly cracked four-pepper blend
Real Salt


1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon freshly chopped garlic
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
2 cups sliced fresh brown mushrooms
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Heat olive oil in a 14" shallow dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks on both sides with real salt and cracked four-pepper blend. Cook steaks until medium rare to medium (about 6 to 10 minutes on each side, meat thermometer reading 140 to 150 degrees). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Add shallots, garlic and thyme and mushrooms to dutch oven and stir for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups reduced wine mixture to dutch oven and bring micture to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Mix butter and flour together in a small bowl. Add this mixture to sauce and whisk until smooth. Boil sauce until thick enough to coat spoon, about 2 minutes. Place steaks back into sauce until ready to serve. Serve steaks with sauce over the top and extra sauce on the side.

Italian Chicken And Veggies

This is good to make in the mornin and leave in the fridge durin the day, then stick in the oven when you get home in the evenin.. Better double the recipe tho, cause it goes fast and is light enuff to have more as a bedtime snack.. Also, the chicken has more flavor after its sits in the dressin for a few hours..

Italian Chicken & Vegetables

sheets (12x18-inches each) Reynolds Wrap® Everyday® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (.5 to .67 lb.)

cup fat-free Italian dressing

teaspoon dried basil

cups frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrots

tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

PREHEAT oven to 450°F or grill to medium-high.

CENTER one chicken breast half on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap Everyday Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Pour Italian dressing over chicken; sprinkle with basil. Arrange vegetables on top of chicken.

BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make two packets.

BAKE 20 to 22 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven OR GRILL 12 to 14 minutes in covered grill. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve over hot cooked ruffles pasta.

Mother Nature's Palate

I spent most the day yesterday cookin ribs and workin in the yard.. Them damn ribs are addictive !! I stuffed myself last nite with ribs and a tub of cole slaw, and started in on em again today.. The Mrs. finally pried me away from em and shoved me in the car and took me for a ride down some country roads today, before I hurt myself on them damn ribs..

The trees are beautiful here now and the colors are unreal.. The hunters are already in the camps waitin for Saturday when gun season opens on the deer and the smell of hickory smoke and campfire cookin was in the air..

I saw one big buck in a lane that ran from the road.. Sure was a pretty one with a nice rack.. We usually see a bunch but now there are so many people runnin around in the woods and 4 wheelers everywhere, they are down in the thick brush and on the creeks and bayous..

We got home and the Mrs. called my old military buddy that lives up behind me, and he admitted that he aint been doin too good this week.. He didnt even feel good enuff to go to the store and get somethin to eat for supper, so I fixed him a big bowl of pinto beans w/onion and bacon, plus I stirred up a skillet of cornbread and the Mrs. took it to him for supper.. Aint nothin that man likes better than beans and cornbread !! I figgered if he would eat anythang, that would be it.. If he aint better tomoro, the Mrs. will go to the store for him and get him some stuff to tide him over till he does..

He dont like anythang cooked with smoke in it and a lot of the stuff I cook has smoked meat in it.. I smoke my pork roast to cook cabbage or beans, and I smoke my pork chops before I bake em in rice, and I smoke my steak before I cut it up to make stew, so it dont leave a lot of stuff that I cook to take him some too.. The Mrs. wont hardly eat leftovers, so most times I just cook enuff for one meal, and a few bites to nibble on before bed.. When I do cook somethin he can eat, I fix him a meal out of it too..

His wife died the first part of the year and he has been goin downhill since then.. He just aint eatin right !! He has a daughter and a sister here close but the sister is in about as bad of health as he is, and his daughter and her husband just dont seem to have the time to see about him.. But he is an independent old fart and wont let just anybody help him.. These old widows around here are after him all the time to go out with em, and callin him, and I thank he is afraid that if they knew he wasnt feelin good that they would invite theirselves in to take care of him..

It just seems that he dont want to help himself, and I dont know what to do to help him.. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.. Maybe if he feels better soon, I can get him to go out and ride a country road with me before all the leaves fall.. We have a good time on our rides together..

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thinkin Bout Granma

I was my Granma's very favorite kid.. Even over most of her sons, and all of her grandaughters.. I spent a lot of time at my Granma's house .. She had a garden and chickens that she could always use some help with, and in later years I when her eyes werent as keen I could thread her needles for her and help her quilt.. We cooked and canned a lot too and sat and talked over many-a-cup of coffee..

Granma was one of those that liked her coffee strong with 2-saccarine and a shot of milk, and hot as fire fresh from the pot, but would "saucer" her coffee..

Not even at holiday time would she EVER use her good dishes, but when it was me and her, we used the good dishes..

I hope ya'll had/have someone special to you like I had my Granma.. This id for them..

Grandma, Tea & Me
by Sonya Van Sickle

Katie watched her grandma,
With a certain sense of glee.
She'd been asked to stay up late
And have a cup of tea!
Her grandma took the teapot
From the cupboard shelf,
She spooned in tea for Katie
And then some for herself.

Grandma boiled the water
Until the kettle sang.
The water poured, the timer set,
It was ready when it rang!

The china cups on saucers
Clattered gently as she poured,
While Katie sat and watched
Her grandma she adored.

"A little sugar, dear,
And will you have some milk?"
Katie quickly nodded
And the tea went down like silk.

"Shall we have a cookie?"
Grandma's eyes held a twinkle.
"Yes, please," answered Katie
As she spied the ones with sprinkles.

Her grandma held the cookie jar
And waited as she chose;
A butterfly, a star,
A man with a crooked nose.

"Oh which one shall I take?"
Katie asked, a little stumped.
"I'd pick this one," Grandma said,
"He's so nice and plump."

So there sat Katie and Grandma,
Having cookies and their tea.
And Katie said, "What a special time
Just Grandma, tea and me."

Crockpot Yardbird

This is one that I've gotten the Mrs. to fix for us the last coupla years.. It tickles her to be able to cook somethin this good, and it will you too.. Its just so easy to do, and you can put it on and forget it.. I have a bisquit recipe tjhat I'm gonna post below the chicken, and its an added goody to go with this chicken.. The first time you make this, go by the recipe, then the next time you fix it add about a heapin teasp. of Cavenders to it, and then the next time add a heapin teasp. of Cajun Seasonin to it too.. There are many ways to adjust this stuff to not seem like you just had it, even if you had.. You can change the soup to Celery or Tomato or just whatever your mood and taste buds desire..

Sour Cream Bacon Crockpot Chicken


8 bacon slices
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 (10 oz) cans roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup flour

Wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 3-4 quart crockpot. In medium bowl, combine condensed soups, sour cream, and flour and mix with wire whisk to blend. Pour over chicken.
Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked. Serves 8

This bisquit recipe is good for food like this and is also good with most any soup .. I usually double the recipe and put the leftovers in a ziploc bag for the leftover soup and chicken(if any).. Instead of usin a 2 inch cutter, I use a larger one and use the leftover bisquits the next mornin with sausage, egg and cheese inside..

Yogurt Herb Biscuits


2 cups buttermilk baking mix
2/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
2 tablespoons snipped parsley
1 tablespoon snipped chives

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients until soft dough forms; beat an extra 20 strokes. Smooth dough into a ball on a surface dusted with baking mix. Knead 5 times. Roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 inch cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown; 8-10 minutes. Makes 10-12 biscuits.

Armadiller Eggs

I thank it ought to be a law that these are on EVERY party tray where there are adult beverages bein consumed !! Actually, I thank it is a law in some counties of Texas.. And just a word of advice here.. You might as well go ahead and get the GALLON size container of peppers too.. These thangs are highly addictive.. And if you do like I do and deep fry em, you can fry a big batch of home fries or cajun fries right after you fry the eggs and the fries are so damn good and it cleans the grease so it can be used again..

24oz pickled hot jalapeno peppers
2 cup biscuit mix
12 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 lb hot pork sausage
2 pkg Shake 'n Bake pork seasoning

Cut off stem ends and gut seeds from the peppers. Stuff peppers lightly with cheese, then set aside. Thoroughly mix sausage, biscuit mix, and remaining cheese. Make small patties from the mixture. Place a pepper in the center of each patty, then wrap and seal the dough around the pepper. Coat one or two "eggs" at a time by shaking them in the pork seasoning. Put the "eggs" into a lightly greased large skillet over medium heat. Fry until brown. Have plenty of cold drinks around when served.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Givin My Secrets Away

I gotta admit that fixin spare ribs in the oven would HIGHLY tarnish my Redneck reputation, but as long as I dont ever admit that I've done it, well, maybe I can escape some of the harsh words..

The trick to puttin real good ribs on the table comes from some good eye-ball work at the meat counter.. Its PORK.. Its supposed to have fat on it and in it.. Get over it.. Thats where the great flavor comes from.. The more fat, the more flavor.. I reall dont like the "bady back" .. Mostly because of the price.. 3 1/2-and-down are my choice.. Not a lot bigger, but most-times a third the price, and the flavor is better.. Think about it.. You get 3 TIMES the amount of ribs for the same price !! And it saves on that nasty Hospital visit because of people fightin over that last rib.. This is my process for generatin smiles on the faces of my family and friends..

Wash your ribs and cut em in 5 to 6 inch sections.. Put en in a big stock pot and cover with water and while its comin to a boil add
4 ounces of Kraft Honey and Hickory Smoke bbq sauce,
4 ounces of Soy Sauce,
2 ounces of Winchestire Sauce,
1- tsp of basil,
1- tsp of Seasoning Salt,
1- tsp of Cajun Seasoning
1- TSP of Louisianna Hot Sauce,
1- TSP of Cavenders Seasoning Salt,
1- heaping TSP of Roasted Garlic..

This is your tenderizing cycle here.. The longer you boil, the more tender.. Between 45 min. and an hour should be fine for good ribs.. You pretty well have to gauge by the meat shrinkin up on the ends of the bones here.. When the meat shrinks back from the end of the bones a little ways, start using a pair of tongs and wiggle the end of the biggest bone you see, and when it starts to become loose from the meat is when they are ready to take out..

Use a big bowl and put the ribs in it and put enuff bbq sauce in it to have enuff to marinade your ribs in it for a few hours, or can be done overnite.. You get to use your choice now whether you want diced onion in it or not.. Then just keep turnin em and keepin em wet with sauce..

Line cookie sheets with foil and leave the edges turned up and crowd your ribs onto it and put in an oven at 250 to 300 degrees, dependin on how big of a hurry you/the natives are in.. Every 30 minutes or so, take the ribs and dunk in the bowl of sauce again and return to the oven..

The cook has "samplin rights" so after about an hour and a half (3 dunkins in the sauce) you can sample and see if the "caramel" on the ribs is gettin close, and when they get to your likin, PIG OUT !! Just keep checkin to make sure they dont get dry..

And remember to cook lots of em, cause they are good cold, straight out of the fridge too !! Be careful with the Louisianna Hot Sauce and the Cajun Seasonin cause it can cause an over-consumption of coldbeer.. Oh, never mind !!

Crystal Light Lemmonade Pie

If you want to watch the calories, then I'm sure you know to use the low cal/fat version of these ingredients.. But the true benefit of a diet comes from MODERATION, not CONTENT !! And if you clean out that closet that you have been puttin off, then I approve you havin an EXTRA piece of this pie.. You'll be glad you did..

Crystal Light Lemonade Pie

1 graham cracker crust
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 container Crystal Light Lemonade mix
8 ounces Cool Whip

Mix cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add Crystal Light Lemonade mix. Blend well then add Cool Whip; blend well. Pour into crust. Chill for at least 3 to 4 hours.

Just Add Milk

Cookies For Breakfast

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 t. baking soda
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup raisins

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in bacon, cornflakes and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in the refrigerator. Yields 2 dozen.

If you are expectin company for the holidays, then you can fix these little morsals ahead of time and then spend your time visitin instead of cookin.. Also good for the "commutor" family..

Keep an eye out for the Armadillo Eggs to come soon.. They make a good companion with these..

Friday, October 27, 2006

Whats For Supper ??

I dont know bout ya'll, but I'm just about sick of this election bullshit..

So, for the next week and a few days, I'm gonna do somethin a little different here.. I'm gonna talk about cookin and share some recipes with you.. And if you thank I rant about what the politicians do, wait till you see me get on somebody's ass for ruinin a good rib-eye !!

I've got a file full of recipes and I belong to a Yahoo Group that we have cluttered with em too.. My bookmarks are full of links to places that have some of the best food you could ever want to sink a tooth in !! FOOD.. Glorious FOOD..

I'll probably post about stuff I aint tried, but that shouldnt stop anybody from thankin bout it..

I do most of the cookin in our house, and learned a lot of my "tricks" from my Mama.. She was a VERY good cook and me bein real close to her, I liked to help her in the kitchen and cause that is where we had many long talks and shared our time together..

One thang you wont see a lot of here tho, is water cress, bean shoots and alfalfa sprouts.. You will probably see some quick and easy stuff that contains chicken and pork and the cheaper cuts and types of meats and lots of veggies.. But I warn you that the desserts are gonna be dangerous !!

If you are plannin on goin on a diet before the Turkey Day Feast, well, this is gonna be the wrong damn place to visit for a while ..

Durin the winter months when I have the woodstove fired up and kickin, I like to fix homemade rolls, bread, and pastries on it.. Aint nothin like smellin yeast breads cookin on a woodstove.. Even if you just got thru pushin back from the dinner table, when you smell it you will be hungry again..

If ya'll have questions or need a recipe for somethin, then dont be bashful, cause all you gotta do is ask.. If I dont have it handy, it wont take me long to come up with some dandies..

And with that, I'll leave you with a quote:

The ordinary arts we practice every day
at home are of more importance to the
soul than their simplicity might suggest.
~Thomas More ~

Monday, October 23, 2006

Walker, Texas Writer

from here: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52567


On Chuck Norris 'mania' sweeping the Net

Posted: October 23, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Have you heard of the "Chuck Norris Facts"?

There are more than 50,000 jokes making their way around the Internet that purport to be "facts" all playing off my movie roles as a "tough guy" and my history as a martial arts champion. But they aren't "jokes" to those who spread them – they're "facts."

Here are a few of my favorites:

"When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris."

"Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants."

"Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris."
These "facts" have become a phenomenon – a fad spread mainly by young people of high school and college age. It's hard to explain why these things happen – how they take on a life of their own.

Naturally, over the past couple years as this wildfire has been raging, people have asked me, "What do you think of all this?"

My answer is always the same: Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. And, thankfully, most are just promoting harmless fun. (But be careful if you go searching for "Chuck Norris Facts" on the Internet, because some are just not appropriate for kids.)

Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of the craze of "Chuck Norris Facts." It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. I'm so grateful for my fans. Who knows, maybe these one liners will prompt some one to seek out the real facts about me and the beliefs that have shaped my life and my career.

While I have as much fun as anyone else reading and quoting them, let's face it, most "Chuck Norris Facts" describe someone with supernatural, superhuman powers. They're describing a superman character. And in the history of this planet, there has only been one real Superman. It's not me.

Let me illustrate using a few of the claims being made about me in the various lists of "Chuck Norris Facts":

Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "Faster than a speeding bullet ... more powerful than a locomotive ... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... yes, these are some of Chuck Norris' warm-up exercises."

I've got a bulletin for you, folks. I am no superman. I realize that now, but I didn't always. As six-time world karate champion and then a movie star, I put too much trust in who I was, what I could do and what I acquired. I forgot how much I needed others and especially God. Whether we are famous or not, we all need God. We also need other people.

If your whole life is spent trying to make money and you neglect the people important in your life, you will create an emptiness deep in your heart and soul. I know. I fell into that trap. I dedicated my whole life to fame and fortune. I had a huge hole in my heart and was miserable until I met my wife, Gena, who brought me back to the Lord.

Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live." It's funny. It's cute. But here's what I really think about the theory of evolution: It's not real. It is not the way we got here. In fact, the life you see on this planet is really just a list of creatures God has allowed to live. We are not creations of random chance. We are not accidents. There is a God, a Creator, who made you and me. We were made in His image, which separates us from all other creatures.

By the way, without him, I don't have any power. But with Him, the Bible tells me, I really can do all things – and so can you.

Alleged Chuck Norris Fact: "Chuck Norris' tears can cure cancer. Too bad he never cries. Ever."

There was a man whose tears could cure cancer or any other disease, including the real cause of all diseases – sin. His blood did. His name was Jesus, not Chuck Norris.

If your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is not Chuck Norris' tears, it's Jesus' blood.

Again, I'm flattered and amazed by the way I've become a fascinating public figure for a whole new generation of young people around the world. But I am not the characters I play. And even the toughest characters I have played could never measure up to the real power in this universe.

comment: I've met Chuck once.. For a minute.. His ranch is down in South Texas near the one I was on for a few years.. He is a nice guy.. He does lots of good thangs too.. I look forward to seein what he is gonna have to say.. If you want to keep up on him too, then he can be found at WND in the blogroll on the right.. Right WND they has a short biography kinda thang (mostly a promo)at the top of their page.. It does have some neat facts there that aint the "He Man" type..

I've also been readin and commentin at Charlie Daniels' Soapbox lately.. I plan on puttin a blogroll link here soon, and then ya'll can go see that I rant and raise sand just about everywhere I go.. Charlie can raise some sand himself !!

UPDATE: I had forgot that I had removed WorldNetDaily (WND) from the blogroll a while back, but I've got it listed again now..

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Kindred Spirits

Prozac For The Soul

There is a link in here SOMEWHERE to a video that I wish I had made.. I thank you can click on the title "Kindred Spirits" and go to see it.. Just seems to be kinda strange that this video came out today after my post last nite.. This is what its like around my toefire while I have a snort of my Sour Mash or some of my thick coffee..

If you take this guy and add a Texas Drawl as long as your leg, you get a perty good idea what I'm like.. Cept I currently wear a black hat, but I do have a Silver Belly too.. Its just been around the toefire too much and aint very white anymore.. Hell, I even had a moustache bout like his till this mornin when I finally shaved and cleaned up a little.. I'm damn-near back in "regs" now !!

Anyway, watch this video and come tell me what you thank of it.. Might be a good thang to pass it on to those you know too.. They may just like it too..

BTW.. I shor do like his porch !!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Finally Some Relief

We finally had some decent rain this week and washed some dust of thangs.. We had a coupla cool days then it turned the heat on again till it got to near 90 here today.. Tonite a cool front has blown thru and the feel of the air is more than nice, its GREAT !!

I love this time of year, when there gets to be enuff chill in the air to need a jacket at nite.. Also it usually has rained enuff to be able to have an outside fire too.. I love sittin around a fire and havin a cup of strong coffee and a ceegar at nite.. Seems to set the day right.. Even if its been one of those days thats been a nitemare since I got up, that coffee and ceegar makes the so-called "civilized" world go away for a little bit and lets God's world creep back in..

I guess there has been just a little too much reality in my life this week.. The Cops got in a chase and Manhunt and they found his car across the street from my house in a parkin lot, but couldnt find him.. Been lots of gunshots up the street behind my house at nite lately too, and closer than usual.. And I've had a coupla real bad days/nights with my gall bladder again.. I'm just afraid they are gonna get too close to my house and I'm gonna get a good shot at em and then I'm gonna be in trouble.. AGAIN !! But I've done told you that I dont suffer fools well, and if they plan on playin their little games THAT close to my house, they can count on me playin too, and I dont play fair..

Thats why I'm gonna take advantage of the cool nite air here tonite and go brew me a large cup of near-cajun strength coffee with lots of cream and sugar and take a ceegar with me out on the porch or to the picnic table and rear-back and put my foot up and let life slow down a little..

The Mrs. (the Freebie Queen) got some samples for some Folgers Vanilla flavored coffee the other day.. I tried a little of that stuff and its pretty damn good.. I aint much on that flavored shit, but this is just that good.. I've tried those flavored creamers and they dont hold a candle to the real thang that Folgers has.. I thank I'll make some of that now, but I dont know its gonna go with my Peach Ceegar tho.. Guess I'll have to let ya'll know about that later..

I feel kinda bad about enjoyin a ceegar tho.. You see, Ol Ranter is gettin rid of his "butt suckin" habit and is at the 2-week mark and is havin a hard time of it.. Those Tootsie-Pop suckers are startin to get kinda ruff to maintain.. I used to make myself quit for one month a year, every year.. I did that many years till I lost my leg and then all that went out the window.. Now I just live each day like it was my last, which it almost was.. The way I look at it, is that this Thanksgivin I'll turn 6 years old.. Its been a whole new life since then.. So ya'll thank about Ol Ranter and wish him well on his new life without a cig hangin from his lips.. I'll just smoke a few extra for him .. Now I'm off to the coffee pot then the porch, and dont worry cause I'll have my S&W right there handy..

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Thats about what the situation stands as, as I see with the (D)'s runnin around talkin bout their Candidates.. Chicken lips for sale, by-the-pound, or by-the-box !!

The premise is that there may still be somebody out there that thanks there really are "chicken lips' , and further that they may actually be some kind of delicacy preferred over, lets say, hot dogs..

The (D)'s look as tho they are targetin the politically less-educated and are tryin to appear as the more elite and more pure of the U.S. Politicians seekin office.. It seems as tho they are tryin to get the vote of the young new voters, and the newly arrived in this country..

The (D)'s try to front the idea that Mark Foley was the first perv that was ever in politics when they were the ones that pioneered and championed it.. They try to act like the (R)'s are some kind of corrupt society when it is really them that are the worst of the corrupt..

But, for me, the hard part to swallow is the hypocracy of the (D)'s to try to show that it is the (R)'s that are givin politics a bad name.. That as long as its just the (D)'s doin it, it will be fine and dandy.. The only time there seems to be any problem is when the (R)'s are involved in bribes, corruption, and scandle..

I guess the reason it bothers me so bad is cause of the idea that I just plain dont like a double-standard on thangs.. How can there really be a TRUE equality among people when we still have double standards ??

So now our Elections are supposed to be dealt with on a double standard also.. You are supposed to vote for the (D)'s cause they have done the best, as (D) standards go.. Just never-mind that there are (R)'s runnin too, cause they will never be equal to a (D) no matter how good they are.. So you might as well forget about them..

The (D)'s wonder why you would ever just order a hot dog when you can have the best Chicken Lips you could ever imagine !!

I'm still waitin to see a law suit come out against Harry Reid about that Ocean Front Property he sold out there in Nevada !!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Grumble Grumble Grumble

Aint been a very nice week around this house, folks.. Two damn females here with me and one was PMS'in and the other was Menapaus'in .. Like I've said before, I dont suffer no fools, and both them damn women were bein fools, so I WENT OFF ON EM !! Just cause they werent feelin good dont give em any right to take it out on me, and I wadnt gonna have any part of it..

I thank I got that point across to em REAL GOOD too !!

Thats why I aint been all week.. Wadnt any need for me to come here and take all that out on these pages.. Ya'll got better thangs to do than come here and see me bitch about all my personal problems.. Ya'll would rather see me raise some sand about all the rest of the world that we both are pissed-off about..

But you kow what?? This past week while I've been so pissed at my own situation, there has been some real progress in the world out there.. I've seen and heard some people really let the hammer down !! I've heard some of the best RANTS that I can remember in the recent past.. Hell, I would even venture into the NOT so recent past to look for any better rants than I have heard this week by Rush, Glenn Beck, Mark Christopher, Victor Davis Hanson, Mark Steyn, and the Blogs are full of em, so I would feel kinda like I was beatin a dead horse if I came here and did the same.. I usually try to cover a subject that I aint heard somebody else cuttin-loose on, but there just aint been that many that aint been covered this week.. They have been hittin ALL the bases..

You know what that tells me tho ?? That there are a bunch of other folks out there that are gettin just as pissed as I am !! And thats a GOOD THANG.. Its about gotdam time too !!

Know what else I've noticed ?? That thangs I said a while back, and that other folks that read it or heard it, and GASPED, are now startin to say the same damn thang that I did back then.. It makes me feel good to realize that maybe I might actually still have enuff brain cells left that I can rationalize thangs and come to a conclusion that takes other folks a lot longer to come to.. But then I thank about the thangs that I was too scared to say, and I kinda get that feelin that the hair is gonna stand up on the back of my neck and it worries me that some day somebody else is gonna be sayin or thankin the same thang I was thankin before.. At least if they are thankin about it and sayin it, then maybe they are preparin for it too..

Maybe thangs are gonna settle back down around here and I can get back to my usual self and find somethin to raise hell about again.. But all the damn news has been, well, just weird lately, and I start to feel like Art Bell when I get to thankin bout postin on it.. Speakin of Art, did ya'll hear that the old sucker is gonna be a daddy again ?? Talk about scary !!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

New Addition To BlogRoll

New To The BlogRoll

This is a site I go to on a regular basis and they have fresh, informative, and multiple posts by several contributors that dont mince words or opinions..

After I visit this site I always leave with my mind whirlin in all different directions.. Sometimes I have to visit and look it all over again to make sure I have my thoughts right after thankin bout what I read there before..

I saw a post there the other day that blew my mind away it was so well written and thought-out.. I planned on talkin bout it here but got kidnapped to go make a coldbeer-run with the Mrs. before I could get it in here..

I'm kinda worried about em over there tho.. I sent a pic of Catherine Bach (the original Daisy Duke) and he didnt know who she was !! SHAME SHAME SHAME I hope to see her added to the "Infidel Babes" soon.. In fact I sent him several pics of some sweet Infidel Redneck Babes, and if he dont post some of em I'm gonna have to de-link him !! Nah.. Caint do that, they write and comment too damn good !!

So when Blogger gets their link added ya'll go over to The Infidel Bloggers and look over their content, but plan on bein there for a while.. You'll be glad you did..

Maybe you ladies have some pics of some Infidel Hunks ya'll can send to him to add to their site..

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thrown For A Loop

Ya'll know I'm A Talk Radio Freak, and today I was listenin and they had a segment about women that were havin a fit about guys on the street makin known their admiration of their womanly form.. I'm talkin bout the guys that whistle and blow kisses at em..

Yep, GUILTY !! But I'm more the "smile and wink" type of admirer.. EXCEPT, when a gal has on Daisy Dukes cut up to ~~~here~~~ and a top that reveals a LOT of skin.. For that I'll give it a GOOOOOOOOTDAAAAAAAAAAM !!!!!! Bout all I can do anymore is look, so I'm gonna take full advantage of it..

Most times I tend to use tact with my displays of admiration tho.. I tend to use phrases like " there is a lucky guy out there somewhere, cause you sure are a pretty lady" or even when in the company of a gentleman, I will tell the guy that he has good taste in women cause he is with a pretty one, or somethin to that order.. I've been known to say some "catty" remarks too tho.. I remember one time I was on an elevator and the other passenger was an exceptionally well endowed and well maintained female that was dressed to the nth degree and even smelled like heaven on Earth.. I guess she noticed the sharp intake of air when I took in the full view and coyly looked over her shoulder at me and I couldnt help but say somethin beyond "HI", so I continued with:

me: Hi
her: Hi
me: you hear that
her: no. What
me: that sound
her: no. what is it
me: I guess your just used to it, but its the sound of denim stretchin !!

We made instant friends and managed to get together for conversation a few more times that week that we were both in the area.. I was about as welcome as a turd in a punchbowl when she would see me and leave the company of other gentlemen in mid-sentence and give me a hug around the neck tho !! But she had admitted that she had a weak-spot for long, tall, muscular Texans that liked to open doors for the women and said "yes ma'am" a lot.. Yeah, I guess I probably took advantage of it too.. So shoot me !!

But it seems that women today dont like to be noticed or at least to let em know that you do.. That kinda worries me.. It makes me thank that the rest of the Country is gettin like the bigger cities had gotten in the past.. Disassociated people walkin down the streets like zombies with their eyes glued to the ground and made only quick glances upward to reference landmarks or check their intended paths..

I know I have some ladies stop by here and I was just wonderin, in your opinion, is the manner in which I showed my approval of women in the past, still acceptable today ?? Is it just the wolf whistles and cat calls that are unacceptable today as they have been all along, or is any display off limits now ??

Ladies, I know ya'll go to great lengths to get and keep an attractive appearance and I thank it would be no-less than a crime for us guys that appreciate it, to have to hold our tongue from now on.. Crime hell, thats what I would have to call a cryin gotdam shame !!

But it reminds me of a joke I read one time..

A very tall, very pretty girl, that often wore mini skirts to work was complainin of sexual harassment to the company Human Relations Dept., that one of her co workers would approach her EVERY mornin and sniff at her and comment "hair smells nice" .. The HR person said that they didnt thank that was a legite complaint and asked her why she would be upset by that.. She got red-faced and sternly said " because hes a gotdam midget" !!

I guess I'm gonna worry about this until ya'll convince me that this is just another Big City quirk and that I dont have to worry about it unless in the Big City, and I can assure you that this ol boy sure dont plan on any trips to the Big City anymore !! I got my fill of them places many years ago..

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

When The Next Shoe Drops

We have so far seen the Foley incriminations, and where the (D)'s expect it to lead.. But do you get the felin that the (D)'s are all the time watchin their backs and just waitin to see what gets drug out of their closets !! Kinda reminds me of a scene from Survivor where the crew is standin on quicksand and rantin and ravin about the dolphin/shark in the lagoon.. Nevermindin the quicksand while all the while wailin about what "COULD BE" a disaster..

While protestin the shark in the water, which the only defensive action needed is to stay the hell out of the water, the protesters neglect the imminent danger of Jack The Ripper standin in the shadows of the trees and plans to not only cause bodily injury, but to actually end there life !!

Ask yourself if Foley has any ability to cause harm or destruction to you or your family right now.. Then ask if illegals or maybe even Al Q has a possibility of harm to you or your family right now.. Now just thank of who is gettin the more atention right now.. Foley ?? Al Q ?? Illegals ?? Other terrorists ??


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

YES, I Have Friends

I got this in an email from a friend named Gopher.. Thanks, Buddy..

You know sometimes Texans can be all right:

T. Bubba Bechtol, part time City Councilman from Midland, TX, was asked on a local live radio talk show the other day just what he thought of the allegations of torture of the Iraqi prisoners. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.

"If hooking up an Iraqi prisoner's scrotum to a car's battery cables will save one American GI's life, then I have just two thing to say":

1. "Red is positive"
2. "Black is negative"

Monday, October 02, 2006

I'm Gonna TRY To Be Nice

But it aint gonna be easy !! I'm talkin bout the Foley Story.. There is enuff disgrace in this to make any Redneck wanna puke, along with most decent folks.. It now looks like a lot of people knew about this perv but nobody wanted to take him out..

Now to state my position on this.. I'm not ANTI GAY.. I dont like it, but I aint ANTI.. I have friends that are gay or lesbian, but they know that I like WHO they are, but dont really like WHAT they are.. I know they are "alternative' and they know I'm "Redneck", and neither one of us pushes the subject..

Those around or connected to Foley knew he was gay and that he obviously preferred the young, sweet ones, and didnt do anythang but warn those most suseptable to his advances.. Wait a minute while I go puke !!

But somebody else has known about this for a while (I thank months, maybe a lot longer) and still held their peace till right here before election time.. Hang on, I gotta go puke again !!

But the honest truth is, is that we have these people as LEADERS of our Country !! We see how much they care about the people that are close to em and that they are responsible for, and then I wonder just how much they really care about me.. US !!

I guess that'll have to do with this rant cause the Mrs. decided to bring Miss Minnie Pearl in the house and commence to create havoc !!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

I Have Competition, But DAMN He's Good At It

The Generals' Revolt --- or Generally Revolting?

Posted By Subsunk

I've been reading the blogs, the transcript and some comments from some well-meaning and some irrational folks about the Generals' Revolt and their comments in front of a panel of Dhimmicrats in Congress. Many comments, and all the Dhimmicrats miss the point.

These Generals have gone to a partisan group and demanded action to remove the leadership of the Dept of Defense. Fine. Your points are noted with interest. If you read their transcripts they demand a dramatic increase in the commitment of troops, resources and money to the fight, and commitment to the conflict for the long haul. Again, fine.

There is nothing 145,000 American troops in Iraq and 20,000 American troops in Afghanistan couldn't do and do better with twice or three times the on ground manpower, resources, and money than is already committed. So let's see the Dhimmicrats insist on that. When they insist on raising the size of America's military from 1.4 Million on active duty to 2.5 Million on active duty, add the required armor, intelligence, air, and naval assets required to meet that task, including raising the Defense budget from $400 Billion to $1.2 Trillion annually, THEN and ONLY THEN, will I believe they are serious about defense and intend to actually fight the Long War.

What these Generals are saying is that we are fighting the War on Terror on the cheap.... and we are still winning it. The cost in men and women's lives is being paid because our Republican leadership has not made a case, and has not even asked us to sacrifice ourselves to go all out for Victory in the war. Fine. I'm upset about that too. If we accept that because we are too lame to insist our leaders wage total war against Islamofascism, that is our fault, not the Republicans, whose basic principles are to insist that government do the job with just enough funding, just enough manpower, just enough regulation, and just enough gas and guns to get the job done and nothing left over for waste.

If the Dhimmicrats insist the war is about a failure of leadership, then they better start exerting some. I want to see massive headlines in the NY Times, WaPo, and every other news machine in America demanding major increases in military spending, major increases in manpower, demands that Iran stop enriching uranium or their asses will be turned to nuclear fused glass in a month, and Dhimmicratic constituencies loudly demanding that Congress raise the age of enlistment to 55 so both they, their children, and I can join up again and do something real again for my country.

When I hear cries for these massive warfighting efforts, including the rationing, draft, and hardship imposed on every American soul to support this war, then I will agree that Dhimmicrats are leaders concerned with my safety, Republicans are doddering fools, and the American people are super geniuses who should be the only authorized leaders of the world, and smash those stupid UN kleptocrats like bugs.

While I'm listening over the chirping of crickets for these cries of outrage, I'll be supporting the only people who are actually doing anything about kicking Islamic ass, however meager an effort it is, and shining a spotlight on the cockroaches of fascism living in the Dhimmicratic household... the Bush administration and Donald Frickin' Rumsfeld. They may be doing it on the cheap, but they are doing it.... and they are Winning.

It will take longer, cost more in the long run, and will demand smaller sacrifices instead of large ones, but the job will eventually get done. While the crickets are chirping over the cries for a larger military, I'll be praying that the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces continue to show the guts, determination, and courage lacking in every other segment of American society...the Courage and Fortitude to do their Duty, even when it is unpopular, underfunded, underappreciated, and underplayed by Republicans, and disavowed by Dhimmicrats.

All of us need to get a grip. We either suffer with them and get it over quick. Or we suffer not at all, and let them do their jobs with what pittances we give them, and pray that they will forgive us when they grow old and forgotten by a citizenry which knows little of what they are actually accomplishing for the World and for America. Freedom from tyranny. Freedom of religion. Freedom from the burkha and for Women's rights. And freedom from the Knife and the Sword in the night. Freedom from Kristallnacht, Islam style. Let's get out of their way!

Press on, Men. To Victory.


UPDATE: While I was reading, typing and thinking, GRIM was already reading my mind. All of you make sure you read the stuff GRIM has written as well. It is integral to the discussion here.

Subsunk out.


See what I mean ?? I almost feel like a damn rookie GROUCH now !! Somebody hurry up and come build my ego back up.. LIE if ya have too !! He can even do it without callin anybody "sunzabitches" too..

But Subsunk aint sayin nothin I aint said here, at RT's, and at Ranter's and elsewhere.. But it just never seems to get thru some peoples thick fuggin heads.. No matter how many times we say it and how many different ways we say the same thang.. Some people are so stuck on the same mindset and rely on the Talkin Points of the Left, that they just flat-ass refuse to have any kind of thought cross their little minds besides what they have been mislead to believe is rational thankin.. To me, thats just plain, flat-out DENIAL !!

But to see the denial of reality comin from the upper ranks of our current and former Military (specially durin time of war)is a trend I hope is short-lived..

Gen. Powell got "political" when he stopped the advance of the Troops in Iraq in G W I, and now we have been back there tryin to finish the job that could have been done 15 years ago.. But unlike then, the stakes are a helluva LOT HIGHER today..

Surely Not

FEMA Trailers Freed Up For Other Uses

(AP) HOPE, Ark. Nearly 10,000 emergency housing trailers that were intended to be sent to the Gulf Coast to help Hurricane Katrina victims have been freed up for other uses.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency parked the trailers at Hope Municipal Airport in the months following the hurricane. The agency came under criticism when the trailers sat empty.

FEMA officials said that regulations against placing the homes in flood plains prevented their use on the Gulf Coast.

On Friday, Congress approved a homeland security spending bill that included a provision allowing FEMA to sell or donate the trailers to municipalities, nonprofit groups or American Indian tribes.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said he would prefer that the homes had gone to hurricane victims as originally intended, but selling or donating them to cities or community groups was better than letting them sit unused.

"Allowing the homes to sit and deteriorate at the airport is an abuse of taxpayer funding and should not be an option," Pryor said in a statement.

Pryor and Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., sponsored the measures in their respective chambers before the provision went to a conference committee. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., added the option to convey the trailers to Indian tribes to house the homeless.

"I am proud that the 9,778 fully furnished manufactured homes sitting in Hope, Arkansas, may finally be put to good use," Ross said. "These are the kind of commonsense solutions the American taxpayers expect and deserve."

FEMA was directed to work with the Department of Interior to transfer the trailers to tribes, depending on need.

Indian housing has been a problem for decades. According to a 2003 survey, an estimated 200,000 housing units are needed immediately in Indian country and approximately 90,000 Indian families are homeless or "under-housed."

The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has said that U.S. taxpayers could be stuck with a maintenance bill of nearly $47 million a year for thousands of trailers that sit parked at sites around the country.


This just makes too much sense and is too logical to be really true !! And to thank it only took em a year to come up with this idea..

But what you wanna bet that there will be plenty of pissin contests between all the "gimme" people around the Country ??

Unlike the Democrats tho, I have a better idea for these trailers !!

How bout we offer them to the THOUSANDS of Troops and Vets that are eligable for VA, FHA, or G.I. Bill, to get em ?? Not SELL em to em, but GIVE em to any who apply and are approved for a land purchase or already have land to put em on.. Kinda like the "40 acres and a mule" after the War Between The States.. After news of a program like that got out, maybe we wouldnt be seein reports of shortages of new recruits into the Military anymore.. I'm sick-and-fuggin-tired of hearin stories about homeless Vets .. A country that lets shit like that happen dont deserve to have Warriors go to distant lands to protect its freedom !! And anybody, politician or civilian, needs to have their ass kicked up between their shoulders if they stand there and shrug their shoulders and say " nothin I can do" , cause there damn sure is somethin they can do, and these trailers are one of the thangs they CAN DO, and SHOULD DO !!

Instead of these Politicians pushin these trailers at VOTERS, maybe they could have shown a little PATRIOTISM and APPRECIATION to the Fighters for our FREEDOM !! But like I said, SURELY NOT, that would have made just WAY WAY WAY too much gotdam sense !! Sorry, but they didnt win any "brownie points" with me with this decision.. Close, but no ceegar !!

It Aint Gettin Deep Just In D.C.

Wildlife Waste Is Major Water Polluter, Studies Say

By David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 29, 2006; Page A01

Does a bear leave its waste in the woods?

Of course. So do geese, deer, muskrats, raccoons and other wild animals. And now, such states as Virginia and Maryland have determined that this plays a significant role in water pollution.

Scientists have run high-tech tests on harmful bacteria in local rivers and streams and found that many of the germs -- and in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, a majority of them-- come from wildlife dung. The strange proposition that nature is apparently polluting itself has created a serious conundrum for government officials charged with cleaning up the rivers.

Part of the problem lies with the unnaturally high populations of deer, geese and raccoons living in modern suburbs and depositing their waste there. But officials say it would be nearly impossible, and wildly unpopular, to kill or relocate enough animals to make a dent in even that segment of the pollution.

That leaves scientists and environmentalists struggling with a more fundamental question: How clean should we expect nature to be? In certain cases, they say, the water standards themselves might be flawed, if they appear to forbid something as natural as wild animals leaving their dung in the woods.

"You need to go back and say, 'Maybe the standards aren't exactly right' if wildlife are causing the problem," said Thomas Henry, an Environmental Protection Agency official who works on water pollution in the mid-Atlantic.

The story of how wild animals -- which usually are considered the victims in environmental dramas -- came to be cast as villains begins with the EPA's limits on bacteria levels in streams. Bacteria such as E. coli and other fecal coliform, which are found in both human and animal waste, can cause sickness on their own, and they can serve as a warning that other, even nastier pathogens might also be present.

In the Washington area, violations of the bacteria standards have put more than two dozen streams, including the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, on the federal "impaired waters" list. That means they do not meet the ideal conditions for swimming and need cleaning up.

So who -- or what -- is responsible for the contamination? The answer has become much clearer in the past five or so years, because of high-tech tests sponsored by states that pinpoint from which animal a particular sample of bacteria came.

In this area, some of what these surveys have found is not surprising. One recent study by a Virginia Tech team found that humans are responsible for 24 percent of the bacteria in the Anacostia and 16 percent of the Potomac's, whether the source is a broken septic tank or the District's large sewage overflows during heavy rains. Livestock were also a major problem around the area -- responsible for 10 percent of the Potomac's bacteria, for instance -- because their manure washes out of pastures and the farm fields where it is spread as fertilizer.

Then there are nature's own polluters.

In the Potomac and the Anacostia, for instance, more than half of the bacteria in the streams came from wild creatures. EPA documents show that similar problems were found in Maryland, where wildlife were more of a problem than humans and livestock combined in the Magothy River, and in Northern Virginia tributaries such as Accotink Creek, where geese were responsible for 24 percent of bacteria, as opposed to 20 percent attributable to people.

"Wildlife consistently came up as being . . . a major player," said Peter Gold, an environmental scientist for the EPA.

To some scientists, this makes perfect sense. They point out that a few wild animals have managed to thrive in the environments that humans create: Deer feast on suburban flowers; raccoons raid backyard pet-food bowls. Nonmigratory Canada geese, descended in part from geese brought to this area as live hunting decoys, have fallen so much in love with golf courses and groomed city parks that their East Coast population now stands at 1.1 million.

It could be the ultimate irony of people's impact on nature that the entire system has changed so radically that wild animals now degrade their own environment. More animals means more bacteria-laden waste. Some of that is swept by storm water into rivers and streams.

Some of the waste is deposited directly into the currents.

"They're pooping in the water," said Chuck Frederickson, an environmentalist who is keeper of the James River, gazing at geese slurping algae off river rocks one recent day. He said the goose population is an obstacle to improving the river: "Do we want less bacteria in the water, or do we want geese around?"

But it is one thing to blame wild animals for pollution and another to figure out how to get them to stop.

Scientists have actually run the numbers for many local streams, using mathematical models to estimate how much the bacteria from wildlife dung needs to be reduced to meet the standards.

But these calculations, required by EPA rules, often have an oddball quality: In the Willis River in central Virginia, for instance, scientists created highly specific estimations of the population density for various animal species (.07 raccoons per acre, for example, and 2.751 muskrats), then factored in the number of grams of waste each animal produces a day (450 grams per raccoon, 100 per muskrat).

Eventually, they determined that there needed to be an 83 percent reduction in the amount of waste that wildlife left directly in streams.

But even the scientists who make these determinations say such a large reduction is unlikely. Although Maryland does kill a few hundred geese annually to reduce water pollution, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month relaxed its rules to make it easier to kill geese for public-health reasons, no officials in this area have plans to kill or remove wildlife on a scale large enough to make a difference to the waterways.

"When you run the model, that's what you come up with, but it's unrealistic to expect that anything like that is going to happen," said Charles Hagedorn, a professor at Virginia Tech who has worked on pollution surveys for the state over the past 15 years. "That's the conundrum: What do you do?"

Some environmentalists have an answer: Just stop worrying about the wildlife.

"If you were here when Captain John Smith rode up the Anacostia River [in 1608], and you tested the water, it would probably have a good bit of coliform in it" because of wildlife, said Robert Boone, president of an environmental group called the Anacostia Watershed Society.

Boone said he has heard officials from sewage-treatment authorities bring up the fact that wildlife, more than the human waste they treat, is a major contributor to the bacteria problem.

"That's a total out for not doing anything" to reduce man-made pollution, Boone said. "Just ignore the wildlife and deal with the leaking sewer pipes."

Now, the EPA and state agencies seem to be coming to a similar conclusion. In interviews and in official documents, they say they're considering holding some streams to different standards, expecting that not every stream can be made safe for swimming. In such cases, the states would plan to reduce bacteria from human sources as much as possible and then reassess to see whether some level of bacteria from wildlife is natural.

But, for now, no such reassessments have been made in this area. Maryland officials seem especially unwilling to do so in the near future, fearing how the public would react to such a lowering of the bar.

So, on paper at least, wild animals are still catching blame -- to a reaction of disbelief from some animal advocates.

"Has anybody studied about fish?" quipped David Feld, national program director for a Falls Church-based group called GeesePeace, which seeks nonlethal ways of controlling goose populations. "How much fish contribute?"


I read shit like this and I imagine a bunch of Zodiacs whizzin around on a lake or river somewhere while the booger-eattin-mohrons in em are takin water samples.. You know, like Gore flyin around in his jet tellin everybody that cigarettes are a MAJOR cause of Global Warmin..

Some of these people are misguided, but some of em are also just down-right gotdam nutts !!