Well, 2016 is Starting Off With a Bang

Especially in North Korea.

Well, maybe. According to Norks, they managed to test a hydrogen bomb yesterday, but the international community is doubtful as is our administration. This is North Korea we are talking about, after all. They are given to lying about everything. Then again, they have been rather eager to bomb the hell out of something.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is cutting diplomatic ties with Iran after Iran decided to torch their embassy in Tehran (shades of ’79) in response to Saudis executing a cleric. So in the blue corner we have a so-called ally who hates us about to go 12 rounds with an enemy in the red corner who hates us AND has nuclear capabilities. Good thing I hate hummus and can sit back with popcorn and bourbon.

And if that were not enough explodey for y’all, we had a Blackhawk Down situation in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Extraction was successful, but a team remains in place to protect the downed helicopter. I don’t see how this could possibly have happened, seeing as our Prez declared the wars have been ended. But it did.

Of all the tense scenarios going on, the one catching Sauron’s attention is the Middle East. Lines, real ones, are being drawn while this administration chooses the next item on the Legacy Agenda while wiping copious tears on live TV. Let’s face it: Prez is more interested in smoke and mirrors than smoking craters. I wish he would go back to the golf course and stay there until January, 2017.

Girlie Drink of the Week

It seems like every year, the Christmas season becomes more hurried. Usually by this time I have sent out cards, finished last minute gift buying and wrapping, and I have moved on to menu-planning. Right now I’m at the “I HAVE CARDS!!” stage. I have no doubt I will get everything done. I’ll be cranky, but I’ll get it done.

One of the recipes I will be serving is this simple cocktail, because I will not have time to spend behind the counter mixing all sorts of drinks.

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St. Germain and Champagne

  • ½ oz. St. Germain liqueur
  • Sparkling wine or Champagne
  • raspberries or strawberries for garnish

Simply pour the liqueur into a flute, and top with the champagne, stirring lightly. Top with the berries if desired. Simple and not sweet like my usual fare.

I figure y’all will be gorging on enough sweets as it is 😉

A Brief Lesson in Humility

I am not the best Christian. I am flawed and know that I sin. Still, I am humble enough to recognize that in me, and strive to seek to be a better person in faith. I remember taking Hubby to a local church back home when we were dating. The guest preacher at the Baptist church was a bit too fire and brimstone for my taste, and his lack of humility was cemented when he declared that God was welcome in our church.

I believe the words, “No, jackass, THIS is God’s house and WE are welcome in it,” were uttered by Hubby.

Yesterday’s terror attack (yes, I do call it that because that’s what it was) in San Bernardino, CA, has brought out the usual rush to judgment by the media. I won’t go on with the obvious “NRA RWNJ” outrage which they had to swallow like cyanide when told the culprits were Islamic and had planned this attack. When their narrative was destroyed, they resorted to attacking those who were still reeling from the shock and horror.

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That’s the cover of the NY Daily News this morning. Notice the words in red. Yes, they were innocent Americans. In that I do agree. And some Congressmen do hide behind government’s skirts periodically. But these jokers at this joke-of-a-paper seem to forget that these Congressmen represent their constituents. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But one thing I’m pretty sure they know is that the Second Amendment is pretty fucking exceptional and pretty fucking respected, and pretty sure a Civil War would fucking break out if it were fucking circumvented. And if it were so damn outdated, as I am sure these dickwrinkles assume it is, why hasn’t the Prez used his fucking pen to do something about it? Answer that, jerkwads.

All that aside, deriding prayer as “meaningless platitudes”?? You have just insulted the majority of the people in this country. I have atheist friends who are grateful when I pray for them. They recognize prayer as not only a powerful tool for the believer, but also as a comfort. And these pricks think it’s meaningless?? May they never, ever confront a dire situation, because I am pretty sure they will be praying for help to come quickly.

But for me, the headline is what pisses me off the most.

GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS

And this is what they don’t understand. GOD doesn’t have to fix shit. It’s not His job. This is why he gave us Free Will, you fuckknots. You want something “fixed”? You do it yourself. We pray for guidance, for comfort, for strength. To assume we pray for God to fix anything is not just stupid and ignorant, but also petty. And speaking of fixing, if you want this problem fixed, I suggest you start with mental health reforms and border controls. We can learn a lot from Israel in that regard. Guns are not the problem, assboils. Those who are pulling the trigger are.

Hooker(s) of the Week, John Derek Edition

Ah, John Derek. He of the gorgeous blue eyes and a killer smile even before the advent of caps. Best known for his portrayal of Joshua in The Ten Commandments, he also did his fair bit of westerns and action films. But he was best know for his wives.

Who can forget the sultry Ursula Andress?

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People forget Sean Connery was in that movie, too. But then John got tired of Ursula, and replaced her with 80’s icon Linda Evans.

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She wowed men with her beauty and women with her fashion sense, not to mention the catfight with Joan Collins on Dynasty. But she wasn’t *exactly* what John was looking for, either. But then John met Bo, and he was very, very happy.

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Manly Movies

You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I’ve chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!

The quote does not do the scene justice. I’m sure you’ve seen it. He tries. He attempts politeness. Even at the point of turning to violence, he turns to his woman for advice before acting.

We’ve been there.

“Madman! You’re a madman! No man, Persian or Greek, no man threatens a messenger!”

He turns. Maybe he is wrong. Maybe the offense of suggesting he submit himself and his people to slavery has made him irrational. He turns. Confers with his queen. She agree.

“Only Spartan women give birth to real men.”

At one time this was our Marine Corps. In a lot of ways it still is. Some ways, not so much.

What is the manliest movie you’ve seen?

Also, Lena Headey is hot.

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“Come back with your shield, or on it.”

(I have a weakness for warrior women. Aeryn Sun is my hero.)