Friday, September 14, 2012

"Off with their heads!"

Really? Someone died for this?


 If your god is so petty that his omnipotence is challenged by this cheesy little satire, he makes for a pretty pathetic human being, let alone god.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Budweiser Gardens No Wiser Than the Money Pit Currently Known as the JLC

Tear it down. The city is still paying for this enormous, hideous structure and gaining very little from the revenues they claim to receive. And *we* elect these people?

A $6.4-million, 10-year deal for naming rights will see the decade-old centre become Budweiser Gardens in October. City council voted 12-3 Tuesday in favour of the name change [..] Coun. Nancy Branscombe, who said “Budweiser Gardens sounds like a beer tent to me,” said she meant to vote against the deal, but pushed the wrong voting button.

An expensive beer tent at that. London is going to go bankrupt if it keeps throwing money at bread and circuses. Hockey hair and has been musicians aren't going to do anything to prevent sinkholes, potholes and rising property taxes. Even these buffoons can't push the "right" button, so you can be assured we are doomed. But those of us who have lived in London, Ontario for many years already know this. Just have a look at the metal trees that adore the crumbling streets.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eggs in a Creamy Tomato Curry Sauce

Spicy curries make a great vehicle for hard-boiled eggs, and this is one of my favorites, cooked in a simple but delicious tomato and yogurt curry sauce that I've adapted from Madhur Jaffrey in her book "World Vegetarian". The beginning part of the sauce is a delight to make, done in a quick tossing of seeds, curry leaves, shallot, ginger and garlic one after the other into hot oil, just long enough to sizzle and release their wonderful essences and aromas.

egg curry
This recipe is being submitted to Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen for the No Croutons Required recipe roundup which this month features eggs.

Eggs in a Creamy Tomato Curry Sauce

6 eggs
2 tablespoons ghee or peanut oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
small handful fresh or dried curry leaves
1 shallot, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced or grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 - 3 fresh green chilies, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 cup plain yogurt, whisked
small handful fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
fresh ground black pepper

Place the eggs in a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pan and set aside to cool. When cool, peel off the shells and cut lengthwise into halves.

Heat the ghee or oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, toss in the cumin seeds and let sizzle for a few seconds. Stir in the curry leaves, and then add the shallots. Stir for 1 minute, then add the ginger and garlic and stir for a few seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, chilies and spices and cook for 1 minute. Turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in the whisked yogurt and most of the parsley. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Now add the eggs and cook in the sauce for another minute, turning the eggs occasionally.

Serve eggs hot with sauce spooned over top and garnished with the remaining parsley.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Where is Peta?

Okay, so we aren't to kill a fly, but it is okay to kill bald eagles before they get wiped out by wind turbines so long as there is a permit issued?

eco warrior
"Current law allows permitting for “programmatic” killing of bald eagles, which “is recurring, is not caused solely by indirect effects, and that occurs over the long term or in a location or locations that cannot be specifically identified.” 
The USFWS notes that permits “may authorize lethal take that is incidental to an otherwise lawful activity, such as mortalities caused by collisions with rotating wind turbines.” 
According to the regulation, measures will be taken to attempt to minimize bald eagle mortalities, and additional actions may be authorized if mortalities exceed “anticipated” levels. USFWS began investigating numerous bald eagle deaths associated with wind turbines in early 2012."
Sorry eagles, you don't get to take a chance. The eco warriors shall decide your fate. Permission granted. Guess the flies have more rights than the bald eagle. Hope their blood doesn't dirty the precious wind turbines. See the problem here anyone?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day of Pink (or did I mean Red?)

Forced hug sessions in the name of diversity only perpetuate the problems that have existed for centuries. It is a fact that both adults and children, regardless of gender or sexuality, like to pick on those they figure are weaker than themselves. Never mind. Instead of addressing the problem with common sense or a good old fashioned fight back attitude, bureaucrats are focusing on turning everyone into Teletubbies. Or if you happen to be so lucky to attend school in Sweden, you may get the opportunity to seriously consider your "true" gender. (Orwell has likely stopped spinning in his grave at this point. Humanity is a lost cause it would seem). The Delegation for Equality in Schools is surely promoting group think, rather than what should be the core of any civilized county. How about focusing on people as *individuals* instead of part of a herd?

I don't think bullies like pink - but many of those wearing pink should surely be considered bullies too. As Mark Steyn notes, it is not always the gay students at school who are subject to bullying. What about the fat kids, the shy ones, the ones who excel despite the system and yet are scorned because they achieve high grades? Do they get a ribbon or coloured t-shirt too?

These days, grading a student on the merit of their work or behaviour is becoming a thing of the past. Let's just give everyone an A for effort and push them out in the work world where they will likely be subject to further training in diversity and acceptance.

A must read by Mark Steyn on this day of pink ...

"Nothing says “celebrate diversity” like forcing everyone to dress exactly the same, like a bunch of Maoists who threw their workers’ garb in the washer but forgot to take the red flag out. If you’re thinking, “Hang on. Day of Pink? Didn’t we just have that?” No, that was Pink Shirt Day, the last Wednesday in February. This is Day of Pink, second Wednesday in April. Like the King streetcar, there’ll be another one along in a minute, enthusiastically sponsored by Scotiabank, Royal Bank, ViaRail and all the other corporate bigwigs.

If you’re thinking, “Hang on. Pink awareness-raising? Isn’t that something to do with breast cancer?” No, that’s pink ribbons. Unfortunately, all the hues for awareness-raising ribbons are taken: not just white for bone cancer and yellow for adenosarcoma, but also (my current favourite) periwinkle for acid reflux. We need to raise awareness of how all the awareness-raising ribbons have been taken, so anti-bullying groups have been obliged to move on from ribbons to shirts"

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The City of Opportunity

Indeed. Get out the gas masks, stupid green clothing and propane tanks and beer bottles. Asshats is too kind of a label for these drunken yahoos. For once, I feel sort of sorry for the police. Sort of..

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Regulated to death - literally

A young boy could have saved this man. What is up with Britain when firefighters and police officers cannot wade into a bit of water because of regulations? This makes me sick. Does this mean firefighters cannot approach a burning house unless the flames only reach an inch high without a certificate? Let's wait for the "trained" authorities and then they can drag out the charred bodies. Disgusting.

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Such a Shame

You know who I am talking to here.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

A London Fog public service announcement

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Obama Should Apologize for Apologizing to Terrorists

Seems to me that Obama really does hate America. It is not like the Koran is out of print and while I respect people's right to cherish books, it is crazed to go on a rampage and kill people. Just another excuse for radicals to enjoy a shooting spree.

"I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. "I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies."

"The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible," the letter said.

What about holding those with the deadly weapons and rage responsible?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Turd Sandwich otherwise known as SANTORUM

Or maybe is he a giant douche? Go have lunch with this non-entity and get lost you dumb ass.

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