Archive for January, 2013

I don’t know if Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] is guilty or not since I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but this is getting ugly. I especially sorry for his daughter Alicia, who was a liberal Dem pundit on Fox News but seemed like a nice person and proud of her dad. Ugh.

There is an awful lot of stuff coming out now, and Menendez today paid the cost of using his donor’s private plane trips to the Dominican Republic.  More than one prostitute is providing very specific information about where, when, how and with whom the sex parties occurred. Of course, sex with underage hookers is illegal, even for a Democrat Senator ready to step into the position Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a void created by John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State. Menendez, btw, is a good friend of Bill Clinton and a Hillary supporter.

I have to hand it to both The Daily Caller and watchdog group CREW for pursuing this story in light of MSM refusal to cover the story until forced to do so, and by the Menendez/Reid camp for dissing Daily Caller questions as right-wing political rhetoric.


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The thyroid and thinning hair

So I’ve now been on thyroid medication for a year to treat my Hypothyroidism. Since my complex nodule systems are still growning and my blood work is a little off, I’ve been steadily increasing my meds for about 6 months. I lost more than half my hair very quickly during the initial diagnosis timeframe and although the thinning has stabilized, I haven’t had one single new hair in a year. It’s very discouraging. Yesterday we increased the dosage again and switched to brand name Synthroid – I’d been on generics – so we’ll see. I’ve been using Wen products, especially the Tea Tree line for about 7 months and there’s no more breakage, but no new hair.

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My endocrinologist suggested a dermatologist but I want to determine whether medication helps before I pursue that route. We’ve eliminated nutritional deficiency, Hashimoto’s and thyroid cancer as a cause. Anyone else have any experience with this that they would like to share? Losing hair is very demoralizing, as least to me.

Here’s a good overview of Hypothyroidism from MedlinePlus, the nonprofessional consumer version of the National Institutes of Health Medline.


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Real or satire?

This was a recent letter to the editor in Beaufort, North Carolina. I’ve been to Beaufort numerous times to hang out. It’s a tourist town on the Crystal Coast area. I’m not positive about the politics of the town but I found the tourists fairly liberal but the prosperity of the whole area is military and conservative.  In any case, this letter is either incredibly biased and dumb or sarcasm and clever. What do you think? I’m leaning toward dumb biased mean lefty.

h/t http://www.theospark.net

satire or stoopid theospark

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You’d think that after 4 years someone in the Obama administration would shoulder some blame for something but no, the all-powerful Bush evidently destroyed everything for always since he’s blamed for so much.

Here, Hillary Clinton blames George W Bush for the Benghazi terrorist murders that happened under her watch in the 4th year of Obama’s presidency.   http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/30/On-Fox-News-Clinton-Blames-Bush-For-Lack-of-Funds-To-Secure-Benghazi   Well it worked for Obama since he got reelected, right? Keep in mind that:

  In October, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb testified that the size of the attack, and not the money, was the central issue. When asked, at that hearing, whether there was any budget consideration that led her not to increase the security force, Lamb responded, “No,” and added, “This was an unprecedented attack in size.”

          In response to yet another question about budgetary issues, Lamb replied, “Sir, if it’s a volatile situation, we will move assets to cover that.”

I’ve never been SoS, but I’ve been middle management and I know that if you are underfunded as Hillary now claims, you do 3 things: 1] ask for more money, which she didn’t ask 2] transfer money from non-essential programs to essential programs, e.g., embassy security, which she didn’t transfer and 3] cut back on money waste, e. g., traveling a million miles for mostly social events, which she didn’t cut. Grabbing at straws now to blame someone else, that’s all this money excuse is.

Hillary then proceeded to compare the recent GOP Congressional questioning to the North African terrorists for refusing to compromise. Yes, the woman who claimed full responsibility for Benghazi is upset that anyone tried to find out what happened and who was responsible. Hillary’s learned a lot from Barack and Bill the last 4 years. http://washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clinton-warns-gop-lawmakers-not-to-act-like-north-africa-terrorists/article/2519973

After Obama and his MSM touted a recovering economy during the presidential campaign, it turns out our GDP was worse than slow, worse than nonexistent, it was negative during the last 3 months of the campaign. How does it feel, America, to have slower economic growth than Cuba?  http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ap-gdp-shows-surprising-drop-in-4th-quarter

The Dems and MSM came out and blamed the GOP, saying the defense cuts of sequester caused the shrinkage of the GDP and the GOP caused sequestration. The actual and expected defense cuts certainly didn’t help the economy but there’s no call to blame the GOP. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/obama-white-house-blames-hurricane-sandy-and-defense-sequester-for-shrinking-economy-sequester-was-team-os-idea/

   The Hill reported:

“Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that’s Republicans in Congress,” Carney said.

           Of course, the sequester idea came from inside the Obama White House. The Politico   reported, via GOP.com:

“In fact, the idea may have come in part from Obama’s current chief of staff, Jack Lew.” “In fact, the idea may have come in part from Obama’s current chief of staff, Jack Lew. The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported in his book ‘The Price of Politics’ that Lew, then-Office of Management and Budget director, and White House Legislative Affairs Director Rob Nabors broached the idea of a defense sequester as a threat to Republicans during negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.  

Hey, tsunami, Sandy, GOP, sequestration, Bush…. as long as it’s not Obama’s fault, what difference does it make, eh Hillary?

Criminal scientist and climate expert Christie Hefner – who knew? everyone simply knew her as Hugh’s kid and the former head of Playboy Enterprises  – says AGW is to blame for  the high murder rate in Chicagohttp://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/30/msnbc-chicago-murder-rate-blamed-on-wait-for-it-global-warming/  You look at Playboy, you get hot. No. You get hot, you kill people due to the weather. Or something like that.

Of course, Christie now represents the extreme lefty George Soros-funded AGW group Center for American Progress, so she’s just spouting their talking points phony stats. In addition to the monies Soros funded to start media groups like Center for American Progress and Van Jones’ Color for Change, he invested $100 Million in last year’s presidential and Congressional elections. Pretty good bang for the buck.

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The super-liberal Louisville Courier-Journal [known as the ‘CJ’ in Kentucky] and Mitch McConnell are mortal  enemies. Mitch sees political donations as a free speech issue because donations are the only way to counteract the free positive coverage MSM like the CJ routinely donate to Dems. The Louisville-Journal Courier [the article calls it  the Times-Courier but when Gannett purchased the paper from the Bingham family, they ceased publication of the Times] would endorse Attila the Hun over Mitch, practices liberal partisan politics on an everyday basis, and their quoted poll is suspect in the first place.

What I found interesting was the quote, “That is, if he wins the GOP primary. As Politico’s Manu Raju reported earlier this week, Democrats are helping recruit a right-wing challenge to McConnell in his own primary. “We are doing a lot of reaching out to some of the tea party folks across the state,” Keith Rouda the Democratic super PAC, Progress Kentucky, told Raju. “What we’re finding — at least in this stage of the race — we’re finding that our interests align. It’s unusual.”

Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks the only way to take down McConnell is through the Tea Party. The Dems think they can beat a Tea Party candidate in the general election or a weakened McConnell.  McConnell is smart enough to be worried but points to his approval ratings, which consistently show half of all registered voters support him. At this point, I’m still betting on Mitch, especially with Rand Paul behind him.

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Guess the liberal statements of ‘gonna put y’all back in chains’ and ‘there will be blood in the streets if Obama loses’ didn’t bother Colin.

Just admit you voted for Obama because he’s black like you, Colin. Identity politics are all the rage.

I’m not a registered Republican, but I think the MSM and the White House are extorting the GOP by calling them racist. To prove they’re not racist, the GOP is expected to go along with Obama policies, no matter how awful they are.



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You know I’m trying to eat some meat and fish, so tuna seems like an easy route to try. Unfortunately my usually easy-eating husband despises tuna with a passion because of the smell. He will try it, though, so I thought this dish woulld be different from the typical casserole and tempt him. Yes! He liked it quite a bit. Someone gave me this recipe on a written card and I have no idea where it originated or how close this is to the original.

It occurs to me that all food postings this week have been blah-looking and hearty so I promise the next food will be brighter.

Lighter Tuna Casserole

2 thick slices whole wheat unsliced bread or 1 large ww pita

8 oz whole wheat wide egg noodlles

15 oz can peas or 2 c frozen peas              2 T olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced               1/2 c sour cream

2- 5 oz cans tuna in olive oil      1/4 c flat leaf parsley, chopped

salt, pepper to taste

1. Pulse bread in food processor till coarse crumbles. [I just crumble with my hands].

2. Toast crumbs in toaster oven till brown or dry saute in cast iron skillet.

3. Cook noodles according to package directions. During last minute of cooking, add peas.

4. Drain noodles and set aside in heavy casserole dish, reserving 1/4 c cooking liquid.

5. Add olive oil and garlic to pasta cooking pot and saute till light brown.

6. Turn off heat. To pasta-peas mixture in casserole dish, add oil and garlic, cooking liquid, sour cream,and  undrained tuna.  Add parsley, season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with reserved toasted bread crumbs. Serves 4.

IMGP1103 tuna casserole2

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