September 2004


30 Sep 2004 06:05 pm

Kerry sounds nervous. And he has already said “the President has almost not done.”?????

30 Sep 2004 05:38 pm

This is not good news. This is really an odd thing to find on a terrorist in Iraq.

30 Sep 2004 03:35 pm

Betsy at Betsy’s Blog recommends playing games with chocolate. Others are drinking beer. I am recovering from a root-canal. No beer for me. No chocolate either. I’m lucky to be sitting here at the computer. Sometimes I have to run away and find a warm cloth to put on the side of my face. I will watch the debate though. Somehow.

What does Kerry mean when he says he will fight a “smarter, more effective” war on terror? Whatever does he mean? Is he just being cute with words? I suspect that he is. He has not explained what he means. He just keeps saying, “smarter, more effective.” Are those code words? Is there some kind of subliminal game being played?

29 Sep 2004 08:23 pm

“When your horse is drowning, it’s a good time to change horses in midstream,” John Kerry declared this week.

The man obviously doesn’t love horses. I grew up with horses. Horses were friends of mine. And John Kerry, you are no horse. You’re an ass.

26 Sep 2004 05:06 pm

I’m finding quite a few sites about Scary Kerry. He is pretty creepy. His language is odd too. “Skedaddle” is one word he employs. According to the link “this may be from Scots skiddle, meaning to splash water about or spill. Jonathon Green, in the Cassell Dictionary of Slang, suggests this transferred to the US through “the image of blood and corpses being thus ‘spilled and scattered’ on the battlefield before the flight of a demoralised army”. Is that the kind of imagery Kerry is thinking of?

Here is another scary story about a Kerry supporter destroying someone’s sign. Is that a nice thing to do? Rip signs away from young women and three year old girls?

La Shawn Barber finds Kerry pretty objectionable too. Very interesting site.

It’s only September 26th but something about Kerry makes me think of hobgobblins and sneaky spiders crawling down ones’ spine.

I read here that Kerry is trying another scare tactic.

Another blogger sees a scary man.

And here is a warning.

Scroll down to the end of this link to read about a scary Kerry supporter.

This prescient writer found Kerry scary a while back.

26 Sep 2004 09:04 am

Here is a great account of a recent surprise visit by President Bush to a plane full of troops bound for Iraq. I can just imagine what an uplifting experience that must have been.

In 1977 my husband, our two year old son and I were “PCS-ing” to Augsburg, Germany. I will never forget the fear that I was feeling while sitting in the plane in Bangor, Maine waiting to take off. I was very fearful of flying at the time and had never before been overseas. My best friend and her sister had been killed in a plane crash (Braniff Airlines) August 6th, 1966 the summer before we were to be sophomores in high school and I had been haunted by her remarks to me when we were in the third grade. (She had told me that she knew she would die young.)

I was frightened for my two year old son and trying to keep him occupied. After we had been in the air for a while I looked out the window and saw the Northern Lights. That scared me even more. Thankfully, we survived the flight and went onto a pleasant three years in Germany. But during this time the military command was warning us about the remnants of the Baader -Meinhof gang and the terror attacks that were going on at the time in Germany. By the time our tour was up, the Iran Hostage Crisis was also occurring. Ronald Reagan was on the scene and my husband and I were determined to vote for him. I eventually overcame my fear of flying.

Our last tour overseas was from 1999 - 2002. We arrived in Germany when Clinton was President and came home with George W. Bush as our President. I pray that the 292 Guardsmen and reservists troops that President Bush visited will arrive home safe and sound in six months or so with George W. Bush as their Commander in Chief.

24 Sep 2004 02:46 pm

Laura Bush’s Baked Potato Soup

This is a delicious recipe. I have made it! (From the White House Website)

Ingredients:

6 cups left over mashed potatoes
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 lb. of bacon, diced, cooked and drained well (freeze bacon for easier cutting)
1 large red pepper, diced
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup chives, minced
4 tbsp. sour cream
aprox. 2-3 cups of whipping cream, half and half or milk
Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large soup pot, saute onions and red pepper over medium heat in 2 tablespoons butter until onions are clear. Add bacon, potatoes and whipping cream to desired consistency. Skim milk or chicken stock may be used to reduce calories. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a garnish of a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese and chives

Number Of Servings: 4 to 6

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Nancy Reagan’s Brownies

Description:

This recipe is from the Officers Wives Club Cookbook published in Panama in 1991.

Ingredients:
3 squares semisweet baking chocolate
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3 sticks butter
6 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups finely chopped pecans
confectioners sugar

Directions:

Melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler, then cool. Beat eggs and sugar until light in color. Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder. Add to other ingredients. Mix in vanilla and nuts. Pour into buttered, floured 12 by 18 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:8
Preparation Time:50 minutes

Dick Cheney’s Grilled Trout Wyoming

Description:

This recipe was donated by former Secretary of Defense, now Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney to the Officers Wives Club of Panama in 1991.

Ingredients:
1 lg. freshly-caught trout
salt
pepper
cornmeal
melted butter/margarine

Directions:

Preheat grill so it will score the fish. Cut cleaned fish to lie flat when open. Coat fish with cornmeal. Brush generously with butter. Cook on grill, allowing 5-6 minutes per side for a 4 to 5 pound trout.

Number Of Servings: 1

Preparation Time: Hours to catch the fish, 20 minutes to prepare


Mexican Mound

Description:

“A great Bush favorite! Easy to make–loved by all who love Mexican food. Ingredients easy to keep in the house. Children or guests can all help with chopping or grating. It’s fun!” This recipe is from an Officer’s Wives Cookbook to which Barbara Bush generously submitted her recipes.

Ingredients:

A–Pkg. corn chips
B–2 lbs. ground meat
C–Taco seasoning mix
D–1 c. grated yellow cheese
E–1-2 sm. chopped onions (not minced)
F–10 chopped ripe black olives
G–1 chopped tomato
H–1 c. sour cream
I–Lettuce (1 c.) shredded
J–1 med. can frozen avocado dip

Directions:

Follow instructions on taco seasoning mix for browning meat. (Barbara says she serves this meal in her kitchen)

–a big pot of meat simmering on the stove, a wooden salad bowl of corn chips and 7 bowls (D-J) of the remaining ingredients around the table. Start with a mound of corn chips, a spoon of piping hot meat, cheese, etc.

Number Of Servings: 10

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

23 Sep 2004 03:17 pm

The Kerry Spot has corrected an earlier report questioning Terry McAuliffe’s use of the term, “sugar-coated.”

Whether McAuliffe had fore-knowledge of the forged memos or not, the pajama bloggers’ great work sniffing out the forgeries put an end to a planned and coordinated media - DNC attack on President Bush’s National Guard service.

21 Sep 2004 02:53 pm

Burkett now maintains that the source of the papers was Lucy Ramirez, who he says phoned him from Houston in March to offer the documents. USA TODAY has been unable to locate Ramirez.

Maybe Burkett meant……Lucy Ricardo. Or maybe my sister, Lucy. Coincidentally, Lucy and I were also in Houston last March. But we were there for legitimate reasons, to accompany our parents because my Dad had heart surgery. Although our hotel was full of cowboys who were in Houston for the rodeo.

20 Sep 2004 04:58 am

After days of expressing confidence about the documents used in a “60 Minutes'’ report that raised new questions about President Bush’s National Guard service, CBS News officials have grave doubts about the authenticity of the material, network officials said last night.
The officials, who asked not to be identified, said CBS News would most likely make an announcement as early as today that it had been deceived about the documents’ origins. CBS News has already begun intensive reporting on where they came from, and people at the network said it was now possible that officials would open an internal inquiry into how it moved forward with the report. Officials say they are now beginning to believe the report was too flawed to have gone on the air.

But they cautioned that CBS News could still pull back from an announcement. Officials met last night with Dan Rather, the anchor who presented the report, to go over the information it had collected about the documents one last time before making a final decision. Mr. Rather was not available for comment late last night.

So now, will CBS investigate the forger? Will they reveal who gave them the documents?

It is doubtful that we will ever know the true forger (oxymoron) if CBS and Dan Rather have anything to do with it. Dan and company’s investigation will be more like O.J’s search for the “real killers” of his wife.

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