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 ;)
Today marks an “historic” occasion. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, will be addressing a joint session of Congress. It isn’t the first time he has done so, but it is “historic” for one reason only: he was not invited by our es-steamed Prez but by our Speaker, John Boehner. To hear the Democrats tell it, this is such a huge breach of protocol that Netanyahu needs to be censored.
The Prime Minister isn’t here to tell us who to vote for, or with whom to ally ourselves. He is here to warn us of the potential catastrophe that everyone else sees developing in the Middle East. Israel is not alone in seeing the dangers of a nuclear Iran. They are alone in bearing the brunt of its capability, though. But our administration is concerned more with making a deal with a rogue state than it is with keeping an ally safe. In fact, the administration is more concerned with helping to remove Netanyahu from office than with helping a nation survive.
I would like to say that I am surprised, shocked, freaked out by the way the administration is working to undermine a friend of our country. I would like to say it. I can’t, because this is their modus operandi. The only thing that surprises me out of the White House is finding Teh Prez in the Oval Office.
But finding out that 55 Democrats will be boycotting Netanyahu’s speech? Yes, that surprised and even shocked me. And I have one thing to say about it:
Who the hell do you think YOU work for??
You public servants work for us, the PUBLIC, and not this administration. Teh Prez is NOT your boss. In fact, WE are HIS boss. YOU are supposed to represent us and not the whims of a feckless leader who is whining about getting his feelings hurt because he didn’t get the chance to tell Netanyahu “NO”. Don’t give me the “it is a breach of etiquette” excuse or the “so disrespectful to our president” excuse. That doesn’t wash, especially in view of how disrespectful our Prez was leaving Netanyahu to wait for over an hour while he went to have dinner. So shove it and go do you damn job.
Oh, and I have one last thing to say: these are Democrats who are boycotting a Jew and a leader of THE Jewish State. I really hope our Jewish-Americans take note and learn a lesson about voting against your principles.
Hi, it’s Roamy, filling in for Aggie.
After 9 inches of snow, this is what engineers do. Not me, though, I stayed inside and made chili and cornbread.
Sorry I have been remiss in posting the usual eye candy and funneh and vitriolic politic. The past two weeks have been hectic, but I am happy to announce all of my drama has been resolved. At least until March 7th. Then the cycle of drama is sure to begin again, Finnegan. So here are three posts to catch up on this blarg.
Bimbos Be Bitching
Last Sunday the Oscars were presented. I don’t watch it anymore, simply because it’s a preening contest involving people who are paid to project fantasy, voted on by the same, and applauded by themselves. Patricia Arquette (full disclosure: I have seen only one of her movies, “Stigmata”) won for something, don’t know what nor do I care, and then proceeded to bitch about pay equality and women’s rights. This from a multimillionaire. Meryl Streep and J Lo were cheering her on. That from multimillionaires.
You want to impress me? Then get paid scale and stop wearing designer shit that the women you seek to empower can’t afford. Oh, and while you’re at it, do away with ALL the perks that women in the work force enjoy, like maternity leave. Make them equal, and let’s see how much they love you.
I realize it is HOTW day here, but there are times in the affairs of men (see what I did there??) when we must place frivolity on hold and talk about things of a rage-boiling nature.
First up, we have Blunder Twin #1, Jen Psaki. Known for such hashtaggery as “wars are not won by force” and the whopper that “poverty is the root cause of terror” (just ask Osama bin Laden’s family), she decided she had been out of the limelight too long and doubled down.
Yes, she did say that. That went over like a lead balloon with anvils and cement blocks tied to it. Feeling that her boss may have gone over the deep end of the shitter, her deputy, Blunder Twin #2, Marie Harf decided to step up to the plate and take the heat off. Talking to a hand-wringing Chris Matthews, Harf explained how we can’t win against ISIS (or ISIL, as the administration prefers to call them).
But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs[…]
So according to the braniac Blunder Twins at the State Department, one can’t win a war by force nor by killing the enemy. We must help them find economic means to sustain themselves, and that will win the hearts and minds of those whose sole purpose is to eradicate everyone from the Earth.
It is a good bet that these two ladies have never played Stratego™.