Thursday, October 17, 2013

So Someone Tell Me - Just What Did The Republicans Accomplish...

...except for maybe assuring they will lose the elections for the House and Senate in 2014 because of all their chest pounding, that was pretty obvious bluffing, over Obamacare and the government shutdown. As usual, the moronic pansy, Boehner folded. Then, so too did that other blithering idiot Mitch McConnell. They have got to be two of the biggest twittering pussies I have ever seen in government. Of course, McConnell has been reported (by Michael Savage on the radio last night) to have received a nice slab of pork for his state. I would imagine Boehner did likewise - but in the process they ruined whatever little credibility and integrity there was that remained in the Republican Party. FUCK THEM.

I was actually supportive of them shutting things down, government spending really needs trimming, and the borrowing limit needs to be adhered to - big time - even lowered by hundreds of billions if not more. Yet, I was pretty sure, all along, as I am guessing were most Americans (especially Obama and Reed) that the Republicans would crumble as usual when things got serious. As for that arse hat Rand Paul - he has shown himself to be one of the beltway boys through and through.

They, the Republicans and any conservative dems in the House, needed to stand fast, right or wrong on this one, and show some real belief in their own so called convictions and ideals. As usual though, they folded and gave up like the weak kneed piss pants fools they have proven themselves to be time and time again. I hope their constituents realize it is time for a change and I do not mean that they vote democrat but that they vote in some conservatives with brass balls in 2014.

All the best,
Glenn B

Just Threw A 7 Pound Pork Roast...

...into the oven and set it on convection roast. Preheated the oven to 400 but when I put the meat into it, I lowered the temp to 350 (was thinking of 325 but what the heck). I am figuring on 3 to 4 hours of roasting - not too sure since I am unfamiliar with roasting in a convection oven; with the fan on. I figure it will cook faster than if the fan was turned off. We have had the oven for a few years now but I sure have not been cooking all that much over the past several years. Not all that worried though - after all - what could be easier than a pork roast?

Bought it at Costco, there were two in the package, total weight was 14 pounds. Took out the one, salted it, put some spices on it, stuck it with a bunch of tooth picks to hold it together where it was a sloppy cut on one end, then stabbed it with two meat thermometers. When they hit 175, the pork should be done. I will do one more thing to it other than carve and eat it, I probably will baste it with German bier as it roasts. I am enjoying one of the biers right now, they are actually better tasting when there is some meat, of one sort or another, roasting in the oven. (Absolutely no pun nor slur intended, so please do not go there).

The other half of the meat, had to cut it in half to get it into two one gallon zip-lock bags and into my freezer. That roast, now two roasts, will hit the grill sooner or later for smoking and or roasting.

Now time for me to enjoy that bier - well not quite yet. First, I will set the alarm on my phone to wake me before the roast should be done so I can check on it and baste it. I am doing that in case I doze off - don't want to burn down the house.

All the best,
Glenn B
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