Saturday, March 17, 2012

Recipe - Swedish Yellow Pea Soup

Coconut & Lime: Ärtsoppa (Swedish Yellow Pea Soup):
16 oz whole or split yellow peas*
1 onion, chopped
4 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
6 cups ham or chicken stock
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 teaspoon marjoram
white pepper
sea salt
grainy hot mustard 

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I love Pea Soup.  This one looks delish.  Go see the directions

Coconut & Lime: Horseradish Spiked Turnip-Potato Mash

Coconut & Lime: Horseradish Spiked Turnip-Potato Mash:
2 large turnips, cubed
1 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

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Go to the source for directions. Looks yummy

Well Duh

Used subs a 'daft' deal for Canada, U.K. MP says - Nova Scotia - CBC News: "A British MP says Canada got a bad deal on the second-hand submarines it bought from the U.K. in 1998 and should consider asking for a refund. Mike Hancock, the Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, said it's time the British and Canadian governments explained how the deal went wrong."

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Eau de altar boy?

Pope Benedict's Custom Made Cologne - ABC News: "Italian celebrity perfume-maker Silvana Casoli, has created her most heavenly scent yet for a very special client, Pope Benedict XVI. "

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Robots that fly - TED Talk from Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate | Video on

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On Small Government Santorum Style

Rick Santorum Declares War on Porn | Crooks and Liars: "Extending health insurance to 30 million people = socialist tyranny. Instructing the Attorney General of the United States to prosecute Marriott for showing boobies = small government."

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We would not survive a Romney Cabinet

Romney advisers try to lay groundwork for united GOP against Obama - The Washington Post: "Romney could win over recalcitrant conservatives by picking Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) as his vice presidential running mate and previewing a few Cabinet selections: Santorum as attorney general, Gingrich as ambassador to the United Nations and John Bolton as secretary of state."

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I don't believe in hell but

The World's Most Famous Living Nazi Has Died - Global - The Atlantic Wire: "John Demjanjuk, who was discovered 30 years ago working as an auto mechanic in Ohio and spent the rest of his life facing charges of being a Nazi death camp guard, has died at age 91 of natural causes, his son John Demjanjuk Jr. said. "

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Your so-called liberal media in action

The Obama teleprompter: 10 best jokes - MJ Lee - "President Barack Obama’s teleprompter, also known as TOTUS, is perhaps one of Obama’s closest companions — always present at presidential events, speeches and campaign stops. The president’s fondness for the device has been the subject of plenty of jokes – just this week, Rick Santorum went as far as to say “it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter.” "

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Interesting little library

mloss | Project details:Pattern: ""Pattern" bundles a diverse range of Python functionality for working with text. It contains tools for web data mining such as a uniform API for web services (Google, Yahoo, Bing, Twitter, Wikipedia, Flickr, Facebook, RSS), a HTML DOM parser, web crawler and a PDF parser. It has wrappers for SQLite and MySQL databases, and a Datasheet class for working with CSV-files. It has a transformation-based tagger/chunker for English and Dutch, sentiment lexicons, a WordNet interface, and an n-gram search algorithm. It also has algorithms for tf-idf, cosine similarity, LSA, k-means and hierarchical clustering, Naive Bayes, KNN and SVM classifiers. It has a helper module for writing HTML canvas graphics in the web browser (no plugins needed), and tools for directed graphs, graph centrality, graph partitioning and spring-based graph visualization. "

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

About that Right To Vote THing

Balloon Juice. We can agree to disagree, but I'm right.: "Article III is unambiguous, and means exactly what it says. It creates both necessary and sufficient requirements for qualified voters. Every United States citizen 18 years of age or older who resides in an election district in Wisconsin is a qualified elector in that district, unless excluded by duly enacted laws barring certain convicted felons or adjudicated incompetents/partially incompetents. The government may not disqualify an elector who possesses those qualifications on the grounds that the voter does not satisfy additional statutorily created qualifications not contained in Article III, such as a photo ID"

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An elephant hunt?

Trump Kin Kill Animals And Pose Like Jackasses, Controversy Ensues

Seriously, an elephant hunt. Do these guys even try not to be douchebags?

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Handmaid's Tale

Joe. My. God.: Pastor Opens OK House Session With Deranged Rant Blaming Katrina On Gays:
"The Republic of Gilead is upon us, people."

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such a good book

Dear Terry Paulson ... C.S. Lewis you aint.

The Devil Made Me Do It! - Terry Paulson - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1: "As with C.S. Lewis, I cannot disclose how this devilish, intercepted communication fell into my hands, but disclose it I must: "

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Defining Deviancy Down - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1

Defining Deviancy Down - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1: "If you see family breakdown as a negative development, so it is clear that defining deviancy down has had the most deleterious effects on those communities in which traditional institutions were weakest to begin with. "

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The deviancy that is being referred to ... sex outside marriage.  Yes, they really do think this is a winner.

Vetting Obama: Leftists Take Steps To Prevent You From Learning Anything - Tony Katz - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1

Vetting Obama: Leftists Take Steps To Prevent You From Learning Anything - Tony Katz - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1:
"In partial fulfillment of Andrew Breitbart's promise to "vet" the President this time, the team posted a video of President Barack Obama as a law student at Harvard. It also ran on Hannity tonight. The video shows the young Obama asking his fellow law students to "Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell." "
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He has been President for over 3 years. Is there really anything they think they can say about his past that SHOULD be a surprise to a sane person?

Never mind ..