Thursday, December 11, 2014

America Still Shines

***Absolutely great timing for this piece by one of my favorite writers, Victor Davis Hanson at National Review Online. The news for the past several weeks, other than the great Democrat defeat on Nov. 4, has been pretty depressing. Mr. Hanson reminds us that this is still America, and we can survive this awful administration.

Put simply, millions of quiet, determined Americans get up every morning and tune out the incompetence and corruption of their government. They simply ignore destructive fads of popular culture. They have no time for the demagoguery of their politicians and the divisive rhetoric of social activists. Instead, these quiet Americans simply go to work, pursue their own talents, excel at what they do, and seek to take care of their families.
The result of their singular expertise is that even in America’s current illness, the nation still soars above the global competition.
Only in America can you find the sort of innovation, talent, legal framework, and can-do attitude needed to invent and refine hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling. Just a few hundred thousand scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, oil riggers, and skilled craftsman have revived the once-ossified oil industry for 320 million Americans.

Read the whole thing for a pick-me-up.

***Dick Cheney defends CIA interrogation techniques, blasts "deeply flawed" report. I think most of America knows this is just more Democrat bluster, at least I certainly hope so.

 ***Defeat the Omnibus. Do not surrender, Republicans. We didn't give you a resounding victory last month for you to "get along" with Obama and the Democrats. We want them crushed and our republic restored.

***I can pack heat now! Got my Indiana carry permit yesterday. I'm going to know this .38 inside and out before I carry, though.

***Hope & Change! Health care industry to suppress wages even more. 
Honestly, I hope you're embarrassed if you voted for this miserable excuse for a president, and completely mortified if you did it twice.

problem solved

***7 things you should know about shrimp.

Wish I liked it. It's low carb and high protein.

***Pretty, healthy Mason jar salad recipes.

Heather Crosby

Harvest Sweet Potato, Kale & Quinoa Salad

Layer 1:
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch fine-ground sea salt

Salad Fixins
Layer 2: 1/4 cup cooked quinoa (any color you like)
Layer 3: 1–2 tbsp diced or sliced red onion
Layer 4: 1/3 cup sweet potato, diced and steamed or roasted
Layer 5: 1 cup raw kale (or collard greens), chopped and massaged to 1/2 cup
Layer 6: 2–3 tbsp toasted or candied pecans, chopped

1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
2. Beginning with layer 1 as the bottom, fill jar in layers upward from there.

Yeah, like I'd ever do that....

bear,what are you doing,weekend

  • “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” - Douglas Adam

***Have a great day!

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