Byes? Bys? No matter. Time to dust off this blog and….blog.
I posted the Drink of the week over at Sithy. Just wanted to change things up over there. That, and my brother asked me for a link to the next drink post and I figured that was more family friendly than hookers in a saloon.
John McCain threw his hat into the Republican Prez ring, as did Rand Paul. McCain thinks this is his turn. I think he needs to find a hobby suitable for his strengths, like shoveling manure. As for Rand Paul, I like some of his views but I really, REALLY don’t think we need a guy with isolationist tendencies being Prez while Islamic State, AKA Al Qaeda 5.0, is moving to our doorstep. If he can keep the media frothing, though, all the better for Ted Cruz and Scott Walker.
Showtime channel is premiering a documentary called Atari: Game Over, about the infamous “dump” of the E.T. game. Lately, cable documentaries like The Jinx and Going Clear have held my interest better than some crappy TV and whatever H’wood puts out, so I am looking forward to that. I BELIEVE THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!!!
I hope I am not the only person glad to see March Madness go away. I have nothing against basketball. If people put in as much effort into knowing their current events as they do into putting their bracket together, perhaps the country wouldn’t be in its current ring of hell.
Anyway, time for me to run. I have to take Son to the store and then start dinner. Perhaps later this evening I will have the time to make a bracket for baseball season. And by bracket, I mean buy tickets :D
Aggie just showed me how awesome she is, so let’s have a weekly random so she can kick back in the bubble bath.
It’s no longer a question of stopping the conflagration. It’s now down to choosing how how fast we burn.
In his television interview, Mr Mottaghi [who has defected and requested asylum] also gave succour to western critics of the proposed nuclear deal, which has seen the White House pursue a more conciliatory line with Tehran than some of America’s European allies in the negotiating team, comprising the five permanent members of the UN security council and Germany.
“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he said.
In short, Iranian reporter favored by Prez Rouhani defects due to no longer being able to actually perform journalism but also due to facing possible jail time for his frank reporting of the Lausanne shenanigans and outing our administration of colluding with Iran to convince the other European nations to “go along to get along”. On the heels of that bombshell, Iran decided to just up the ante and speed up their nuclear capabilities while Monsewer Kerry smiles on.
The New York Times reported late Sunday that Tehran had backed away from a tentative promise to ship a large portion of its uranium stockpile to Russia, where it could not be used as part of any future weapons program. Western officials insisted to the paper that the uranium did not have to be sent overseas, but could be disposed of in other ways.
However, if Iran insists on keeping its uranium in the country, it would undermine a key argument made in favor of the deal by the Obama administration. The Times reports that if the uranium had gone to Russia, it would have been converted into fuel rods, which are difficult to use in nuclear weapons. It is not clear what would happen to the uranium if it remained in Iran.
Oh sure…. Iran may settle for fewer centrifuges, but as long as they get to keep the uranium, what difference, at this point, does it make?
(C’mon… I had to go there.)
Our administration does not have the best interest of our country at heart. Well, I doubt the administration even has a heart, but you know what I mean. They would rather remember Khomeini rather than remember Neda. The Muslim Brotherhood is a friend, and El-Sisi is to be shunned. When Bashar Assad tells 60 Minutes that our Prez is sugar-coating the crisis with the rise of the Islamic State, you know there is a huge problem.
Honestly, I am to the point where I prefer Prez Obama drinking at 9 AM while flying off to a golf course. Seems to me he can do less damage that way.
Considering the viewership here, I am seriously thinking of changing the title to “Cocktail of the Week”. Maybe then the gents would be more apt to try it. But for now, it’s still a girlie drink, even though it features bourbon. Or maybe because of it.
- 6 oz. chilled sweet tea (sweet to your taste)
- 8 mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish
- ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice (Meyer, if you can get it)
- 1 ½ oz. peach schnapps
- 1 oz. Maker’s Mark (or bourbon of choice)
Pour and place all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well, and pour into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with the mint sprig.
Usually, I tell y’all that garnish is very optional. But not so with mint. Mint is awesome, and the mo, the bettah. So sprig away your doctored tea, and hopefully that will ease your transition into Daylight Savings ;)