Hopefully I won’t get derided for this one, since it has gin.
Cucumber Rosemary Gin & Tonic
- Sprigs of rosemary
- 2 oz. Gin (I like Rangpur by Tanqueray)
- 4 oz. Tonic water
Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.
Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs. Om nom nom nom …. :D
It isn’t every day I find a Daily Beast article worthy of mention (aside from Kirsten Powers), but when they find a nut in a broken clock, it is worth giving kudos.
Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.
But in an interview that aired Sunday evening, the president told 60 Minutes that the rise of the group now proclaiming itself a caliphate in territory between Syria and Iraq caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard. Obama specifically blamed James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence: “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” he said.
To be precise, James Clapper said he underestimated the will of the ISIS/ ISIL/ IS/ Islamofacist goatfucking fighters and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi force to fight them. But the administration knew full well what was taking place in Syria. Clapper even went on to warn the administration (read into this, The Prez) about the possibility of the jihadist groups in Syria to coalesce and bring foreign fighters into their ranks. I don’t know enough about James Clapper to form an opinion either way, but it seems to me that he was making insightful assessments and the administration was looking the other way. Either that, or the administration was colluding. Sad to say, but that is in the realm of possibility.
And that possibility is reaffirmed when The Prez keeps insisting ISIS/ ISIL/ IS/ Islamofascist goatfucking assholes are not Islamic.
I am having wood floors installed and wasn’t near my laptop.
*hangs head in shame*
So, here’s two for the price of one.
Also, the price of one is still prohibitive. Hope you enjoy it anyway ;)
No girlie drink today. Our esteemed Prez decided he doesn’t need Congress to send airstrikes to Syria. So time for the hard stuff.
Tennessee Honey is not as sweet as American Honey by Wild Turkey, but you can still appreciate a sweetness and mellowness from the oak. Best way to drink is straight. If you are like me, do one part of the JD Honey to three parts lemonade and BAM!!! Uh- MAY-zing!! Truly a great way to forget the current imbroglio that is a war but not really. Cheers!! :D
Sweet Jehosephat on a pogo stick.
Republican lawmakers are raising alarm that Secretary of State John Kerry is putting too much on the table in talks over Iran’s nuclear program — as Tehran reportedly tries to leverage its cooperation in the Islamic State crisis in return for nuclear concessions from the U.S. and its allies.
That is a serious WTF moment right there. Of course, the White House is denying any such thing happening, because of course they would never, ever do that. And of course, our Sec State is negotiating with the same fuckers that took our people hostage 35 years ago, wearing his Brooks Brothers suit and John Phillips tie, because hey, Kumbaya and all that jazz. Never mind that the Ayatollah declared on Twitter™ — yes, that fucktard tweets, and way better than our own fucktardic State Department — that he in his abject supremacy will reject any and all appeals with regards to ISIS. Jean Luc Kerrie is going to give it the ol’ college try.
Newsflash, oh Frenchified spawn of Lurch: the enemy of your enemy is still your fucking enemy. You are living proof that the Left learns nothing from History. Iran wants the Great Satan gone at any and all costs, and that is a truth that will never change. It’s either them or us, and you and your leftist kindred are choosing them in the hopes that they will kill you last. They are just salivating at the thought of having the US beg them for help, and once they have your shrivelled balls in a vice, they will have won enough ground to begin making their caliphate come true. You will beg, and plead, and succor all you can to establish your legacy at the cost of millions. But that’s the price you and this administration are willing to pay. It’s not their hide, right?
Gawd, the Sec State position has become a total laughing stock in the world. Considering their main competition is the esteemed Prez of this once-great country, that is hard to beat. But you, Monsewer Kerrie, are doing a damn fine job. It’s about the only talent you have, and we will all suffer for it.
Good day, my friends. I have some rather distressing news to report. Hookers and Booze, that revered site which brings you untold joy every Thursday (and every Wednesday too, but a different kind of joy, I imagine), has been having issues of late, the most egregious of which is being hacked twice in the space of a month. My esteemed boss ArmedGeek has taken the site down until next month, when he will have time to reconfigure the whole thing and update it properly, install a firewall of which Satan would be envious, and in short make the site faster, stronger, better. Until then, I will be posting the Thursday Random and other sundry posts on this here blog. So without further ado, I give you Thursday Random!!
You made this puppy feel bad!
Seems like our esteemed admin has a birthday tomorrow!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GML!!!
So, here’s some cake:
What, not enough? Ok…
Seriously?? Fine….FINE!!! Have some more.
And a special birthday just for you:
She does embiggen. A lot :D
Happiest of days, my friend!!
Since I was so gently reminded that the blog needs updating, here you go.
Hope y’all have a great day ;)