Saturday, July 31, 2010

Is Obama High?

I've read articles, many from psychologists, who speculate that the president may be under the influence of some controlled substance.

I found these videos interesting.

Finally, this video is hysterical, but NOT family friendly.

Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

This is for-sure not warm fuzzies for the weekend, but was such a good article, I'm compelled to share.

Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?"

Inside Chelsea's Wedding

I can't resist. I read this article and several things made me go "WHAT?". So today you're in for a little tabloid at the Mishmash.

"Ferociously bright, Chelsea studied history at the Ivy League Stanford University before taking a masters in International Relations at Oxford —"

Do we have proof of her intelligence?

"In 2003 she returned to New York to work for management consultancy McKinsey & Company, and later a small hedge fund run by one of her father’s major supporters."

So Daddy got her a job and at a hedge fund at that. Libs seem to love hedge funds. According to Reuters, "The big winner in the Obama administration’s financial regulatory reform package is the beaten-up hedge fund industry. Hedge funds get a particularly “light touch” when it comes to government oversight in the Obama plan"

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mishmashed News

Democrats Not likely to Give Up Lame Duck Session

Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) offered a resolution on the house floor asking congress to skip their lame duck session.
“Americans are sick and tired of their elected leaders making backroom deals to ram through unpopular, 2000-page bills that no one has read,” said Price.
In true government fashion, the Democrats chose to delay the vote.

Confidence at All-time Low

In related news, Americans' confidence in the federal government has reached an all time low.

When it comes to more 2000-page bills from a lame duck congress...if you ain't got nothin' you got nothin' to lose.

Obama Chooses a Crook

We all know that's something he's good at! Obama picked a Charlottesville, VA woman to stand beside him as an example of why the unemployed need more federal handouts. The problem? The woman was convicted last year of prescription drug fraud and in 2007 was charged with felony grand larceny.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Obama: African Americans are "sort of a mongrel people"


The President, B. Hussein Obama appeared on The View this morning and called African Americans "sort of a mongrel people".

Can you even imagine the outrage if Bush had said such a thing? The libs would be clamoring for his head on a platter.

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."

I'm so sick of the double standard and the race baiting. Barry seems to feel about his race(s) as Karl Marx did about his Jewish heritage. Must be hard to hate oneself.

So many eggs!

Five birds have laid so far today. This is the most I've ever gotten in a day and I still expect an egg from the barred rock who hasn't laid in 2 days.

Sunday sang the longest egg song ever!

So long that Peg decided she didn't need to sing at all.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pie Time!

I'm sick to death of politics (like the ruling on the AZ Immigration Law today)and of being disgusted by what is going on in this country. I actually was sick on Monday and now it's 100 degrees out and I just don't have the energy for any of it.

So the Mishmash is going to get a lot of warm fuzzies today -- and maybe for the rest of the week. I think we all need 'em. I know I do.

I promised months ago and I'm actually going to come through today with How To Make Pastry!

Today's recipe is Rhubarb Custard Pie.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Going after the bloggers

Gotta love an entrepreneur. Normally I do--small business fuels America. I'm making an exception for this guy though.

Steve Gibson has a new business plan. He has started a company that is buying newspaper copyrights with the sole intention of suing bloggers who use the material.

What was it Nancy Pelosi said about Health Care? We'll go around, go through, pole-vault over? Until the regime can get Net Neutrality and/or an Internet Kill Switch, this guy is doing their dirty work. Way to go Steve.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chicken or Crow?

Poor Frizz got caught in a rain storm. This is the first time in her life that her feathers have laid down.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

"Sunday" dinner?

'Lose Christianity or face expulsion'

Augusta State University graduate student, Jen Keeton has been told to drop her Christian beliefs on homosexuality or face expulsion.

"Anderson-Wiley confirmed that Miss Keeton will not be able to successfully complete the remediation plan and thus complete the ASU counseling program unless she commits to affirming the propriety of gay and lesbian relationships if such an opportunity arises in her future professional efforts,"

At the same time, our touchy-feely Left feels the need to protect Muslims and side with Islam at all cost. 

I have a theory that leftists have an inability to connect the dots. They go right from A to D without considering B and C. I wonder, have they considered Islam's take on homosexuality?

Same-sex intercourse carries the death penalty in five officially Muslim nations: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Sudan, and Yemen.  It formerly carried the death penalty in Afghanistan under the Taliban, and in Iraq under a 2001 decree by Saddam Hussein.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dictator of the People's Republic of America

The eggs have nothing at all to do with this post, but I needed something in here that wasn't so utterly depressing. Again, the white one is for comparison.

Today, I got a monster-sized egg and found a smaller brown egg which must have been from Tuesday since that's the last time the birds had access to the space where the egg was found. I'm guessing the dark brown eggs are from a barred rock based on the black petticoat feather I found stuck to the big one.

That's all the fluff, I have today.

I don't want to sound overboard here, but I am truly scared for this country. I believe we are closer to a dictatorship than ever before and I can only hope and pray that we can pull out of this somehow.

What makes me think we are in big trouble?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two more eggs!!!!

9:30 am No Eggs

11:00 am No Eggs

2:15 pm Two Eggs! A dark brown one in the nesting box and a light brown one on the floor.

The white one is a large supermarket egg for size comparison.

Where are those birds this time?

Time for some much-needed warm fuzzies around here.
A few days ago, Woody was crowing his head off so I went out to investigate. Here's what I found:

Everyone lined up for a nap on the deck.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 Pays Kristin a Visit

The folks over at decided to stop by my blog and post their entire mission in my comment section.

Of course, that made me dig a little farther into who these people are.

A quick search of the website shows that they are supported by the League of Women Voters. We just love them here at Kristin's Mishmash, the LWV and their support for climate change legislation, the DISCLOSE act, Nationalized Health Care and about everything else that I am fighting against!

In addition to the LWV, they are endorsed by the NY Times, the Chicago Sun Times and the LA Times. Their founder, John Koza says so himself. Are we getting warm fuzzies yet? Digging a little deeper into John Koza, I find that his claim to fame is scratch off-lottery tickets and his support of far left and socialist party candidates.

“When people complain that it’s an end run,” Dr. Koza said, “I just tell them, ‘Hey, an end run is a legal play in football.’ ’’

Primary Day in the Peach State

It's Primary day here in the Peach State and as I posted a few days ago, Sarah Palin's endorsement of Karen Handel has got me worried.

Today I see this:

“…Karen Handel’s extremely liberal record on abortion. As commission chair of Fulton County, Karen Handel voted to give over $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“Karen Handel also sat back and watched an additional $800,000 go to this despicable organization. For the pro-life cause and the unborn children in Georgia, Georgia Right to Life asks you to reject Karen Handel on July 20. Thank you.”

Bypassing the Electoral College?

A bill is working its way through the Massachusetts state legislature that would bypass the electoral college and give all electoral votes to the candidate who won the national majority. Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington already have this kind of legislation.

Is it any wonder that these states are the states among those that most approve of Obama's performance?

Monday, July 19, 2010

First Egg!

I stumbled out to the coop while the coffee was brewing this morning to let the birds out. They fluttered out into the woods and I started back to the house. About halfway down the path, I realized that I should check for eggs and padded back to the coop.

Top nesting boxes....nothing.

Bottom nesting boxes....wait, did I really see that? It's not a golf ball.

My egg is the pretty little brown one. The white is a large egg from my last supermarket dozen. Chicken experts say that the eggs will get larger over the first year.

And here's Trevor checking it out. I have no idea which bird gave me the egg. It's either my 19 week Barred Rocks or Red Sex Linked.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Obama's Golf Addiction

I came across this article this afternoon and just had to share.

Barry has played 41 rounds of golf since becoming president.


The article breaks that down to five work weeks spent on the golf course.

For the "Blame Bush" crowd, Dubya played 23 rounds total.

Palin Endorses Handel....

I endorse Oxendine.

Last week I reviewed some of the candidates on the 2010 ballot in Georgia. In that post, I said I liked both Oxendine and Handel for governor.

Handel and Oxendine have essentially the same platform and beliefs. I actually like Oxendine's platform slightly better because of his desire to eliminate the income tax in Georgia and his commitment to the Fair Tax.

In my eyes, Palin endorsed Handel solely because she's a woman. (Pet peeve here: Handel's signs are green. Come on lady, really!? When do you ever see the guy with the green sign win?)

I believe Oxendine is the only candidate who will beat Democrat Roy Barnes in the general election. A Mason-Dixon poll that ran in yesterday's paper matched up candidates in the general election:

Ox vs. Barnes 42-42
Handel vs. Barnes 34-45
Deal vs. Barnes 28-46

We've seen Barnes before. We don't need to do that again. Sorry Sarah, but I wish you had looked into the race more before endorsing a candidate because she wears a skirt.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

White House issues new Health Care mandates

The wanna-be dictator strikes again. Yesterday, the White House announced that insurers must offer many screenings, preventative care and counseling at no cost. Some of these treatments include: vaccines, cancer screenings, well-child visits and even counseling to help quit smoking!

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens of screenings, laboratory tests and other types of preventive care.

Ignoring the fact that the Constitution gives the government no right to have even passed this healthcare law, what gives Obama the right to give these mandates to private businesses?

Welcome to socialism, people. The government controls everything for the "public good".

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Taxpayer Money to Fund Abortions

Only four months ago, the Liar-in-Chief promised by executive order that taxpayer money would not be used to fund abortions. Just like "no tax increases for those making less than $250k/year", many of us saw it for the lie it was. I believe Obama would promise anything to get his way; the ends justify the means, don'cha know?

Today, CNS News is reporting that "the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that will cover any abortion that is legal in the state."

Monday, July 12, 2010

Michelle's NAACP Speech » Michelle Obama Tells NAACP America Still Unequal

Yet another video I can't seem to embed. Here's Michelle O in Kansas City today. Be sure to read the comments.

These progressives will never realize (or admit) that it's their own policies that have destroyed the black family and they've done it on purpose.

Last summer, I visited the Martin Luther King Jr. museum in Atlanta. As I walked through Sweet Auburn and his family home, I was struck by the importance of family to the Kings and their contemporaries.

We don't need more government, more reparations, more affirmative action, more distribution of wealth. We need more family, more value for human life and above all, more God.

New Toy

I'm probably going to be MIA the rest of the day. My dear husband bought me an iPod touch yesterday and I'm trying to figure out what all it does.

Took me 3 hours to find don't know what to look for when you don't know what exists.

Kristin joins the 21st Century.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Other Side of Freedom

I wish I was able to embed the Forth of July message from Pastor Andy Stanley, but alas, I'm just not talented enough to figure it out. Please click the link and watch. It was fantastic! (there's also a free podcast) The message is about how the Founders realized that religion was essential to the Republic.

The Other Side of Freedom

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My birds, my birds

And since we all need warm fuzzies after that last post, here are the latest pictures of my birds. 

This is one of my five reds. They are about 18 weeks old now and I expect eggs anytime.

Buffy and Flag. They are two girls from my younger flock. No eggs from them until September or October. Since naming them, I have discovered that every chicken owner with Buff Orpingtons names one Buffy. I'm so original. The second most popular name seems to be Nugget.

This is Dinner, I mean Woody. He earned himself a 2-week stay of execution last weekend when I decided he wasn't quite big enough. Unfortunately he's been such a good boy this week, I'm having second thoughts about eating him. His brother Roosty will have to go first.

Last picture for today: one of my 2 Barred Rock girls. These birds make the most nasal sounding clucking. I wonder if all Barred Rocks are like that or if mine have deviated septums or something. I know, I know, chickens probably don't have nasal septums like people. I'm off to ponder that one for a while. 

Have a nice weekend, peeps!

Carbon Police taking it too far

I just stumbled across this article out of Belgium.

The EU is reviewing proposals from Belgian undertakers who wish to dissolve bodies in caustic solutions instead of cremating them. The undertakers claim that 573lbs of Carbon Dioxide is released with each cremated corpse.

Eww. To me this is a sanctity of life issue. This kind of treatment of a body seems disrespectful to the person who once occupied that body.

Friday, July 9, 2010

If Chickens Could Talk....

Thank you for to my bestest friend for the commentary from the pullets.

This is my Blue Marans Cockerel, Sliver and his girls, Flag, Buffy and Frizz.

buffy: what the hell is he doing? 
frizz: hmmm looks fun 
buffy: should we help her? 
frizz: naw, just glad it's her not me

"Slap-yo-mama" Blueberry Crumb Pie

As promised, here's my blueberry pie recipe. We attacked it like a pack of hyenas (or hungry chickens) and this is all that was left for me to photograph.

I promise I will do a tutorial on homemade pastry one of these days, but for the sake of this recipe, I'm just going to trust you to make your own.

  • 5c fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 c + 2T sugar
  • 3 1/2 T flour
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1 1/2T lemon juice
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2T butter

Preheat oven to 375.
Place pastry in 10-inch deep dish pie plate. Trim edges.
In mixing bowl, gently combine all filling ingredients.
Pour evenly into pie plate.
Combine flour and sugar for topping and cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle evenly over filling. Use your fingers to put nice big crumbly pieces on top.
Bake approx 50 min until filling is bubbly and crust is lightly browned.
Cover edges with foil if pastry is browning too quickly.

Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream!

2010 Elections: GA Candidates

I have been asked by several readers in my home state to go through some of the names that are going to appear on the Georgia ballot for Governor, Senate and Ag Commissioner. Here we go!!!

4-term GA Insurance Commissioner. Pro-life, NRA member who supports 2nd amendment. Pro Fair Tax. Against Government-run health care.

His goals include downsizing government, scrapping the income tax, and enforcing Immigration laws.
Mr. Deal was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 as a Democrat. He joined the Republican party in 1995.

He is pro-life. He is endorsed by the NRA and receives an A rating for his stance on Gun Rights. He voted against the bailouts and is against birthright citizenship.
GA Secretary of State. Implemented GA's photo ID law which requires voters to produce identification before casting a ballot.
Pro Gun Rights, pro-life, anti gay marriage.

She is a proponent of a Fair Tax and an easy to understand tax code. She believes in enforcing the borders and as Secretary of State, she implemented the “SAVE” program to verify the work visa status of all new applicants for professional licenses who are not U.S. citizens
Began his career in politics in 1974 when he was elected to the GA Senate. Barnes was elected governor in 1998. His claim to fame was removing the Confederate battle symbol from the GA state flag.
He was beaten by Sonny Purdue (R) in his 2002 reelection campaign. Purdue went on the serve 2 terms.

Barnes is supported by teachers (read teachers unions) and women (read feminists). My personal pet peeve is that his campaign commercials say "That's not Fair!" Life's not fair, Roy.

I'm between Oxendine and Handel on this one. I'm leaning toward Oxendine.

US Senate
Elected to the US Senate in 2005. Pro-life, anti gay marriage, pro-gun rights.

Isakson plans to vote against Kagan nomination.

He is dedicated to securing our borders.

Currently the Commissioner of Labor for Georgia.

Not really finding a whole lot more about him. Check out his site here.

No-brainer: Vote Isakson.

Runs a family farm in Commerce GA. Over the years he has worked with and held positions in many Agricultural Organizations including, FFA, Ag Hill Council, Farm Bureau and GA Agribusiness Council.

Apparently, he also ran a Lobbying Firm and his opponent, Darwin Carter, is accusing him of some ethics violations.
I'm going to forgive him for an unfortunate name.

I've found some articles in which Carter is accusing Black of some wrongdoings while president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council.It all sounds a little sketchy on Black's part.

Carter worked with the USDA during the Reagan Administration.
Good article by Carter here.
I couldn't find a site for his campaign for Ag Commissioner. In the state senate, he supported a bill that would "revise comprehensively" our concealed carry laws. The bill was vetoed by the Gov. Sonny Purdue.

Based on what I've found so far, I am leaning toward Carter. I'm interested to hear if anyone has any more information on the whole ethics thing.

Here are a couple sites that helped me put this together and should help with the positions I didn't mention.

I've been so focused on the national scene that I haven't paid that much attention to local races before today. I always welcome input and more information.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What's wrong with the DOJ?

You don't have to answer that. I'll tell you though, I am madder than hell about it.

First there is the Arizona Immigration Law. Remember when Eric Holder told congress that he hadn't even read the law. Eric, unlike the monster-sized laws your party keeps giving us, the AZ law is 15 pages and closely mirrors the federal law. I wonder if he's read it yet.

The DOJ filed a law suit Tuesday to have Arizona's immigration law thrown out claiming the law violates the Constitution and may "cause the detention and harassment of authorized visitors, immigrants and citizens who do not have or carry identification documents". Oops, sounds like they haven't read the law yet.

Gail Ellen shared this poll from PMSNBC yesterday. In true MSM style, the question is misleading and reflects the regime's take on the law, not the actual law:

Do you support Arizona's tough new law on illegal immigration?

In July, Arizona will begin enforcing a new law that requires law enforcement officers to check someone’s immigration status if they have reason to suspect that he or she is in the country illegally. Do you think this is a good idea?

Wrong. The AZ law only allows officers to check immigration status if they are being stopped or held on another charge -- speeding, armed robbery, drug trafficking, etc.

Even with this more restrictive wording, 95.9% of voters support the AZ law.

But wait, the DOJ doesn't even make the case for discrimination in the law suit! That's just what they are spoon feeding the public. They are trying to make the case that Immigration Law is a federal responsibility and the state law interferes with that. Helloooo....the state law only exists because the feds weren't enforcing the law! But I digress.

Robert Gibbs exposed the regime's duplicity today when he could not explain why laws creating sanctuary cities do not violate the same standard.

As if the regime's reaction to the AZ law wasn't bad enough, we learned this week that the DOJ dropped a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther party.The case was clear cut, the intimidation was caught on video, the case was won and was awaiting sentencing when the word came down to drop the charges even though it seems the DOJ officials demanding the dismissal didn't even read the briefs on the case. Didn't read it...where have we seen that before?

Apparently, this administration believes racism only works one way.This man, King Samir Shabazz is one of the men intimidating voters at the polling place. If this isn't racist, I don't know what is.

Our Founders wanted the United States to be a government of laws, not of men. If only that were true. The progressives who have taken over this country are fine with racism (Robert Byrd and the KKK?), abuse of power, corruption, theft, and intimidation as long as it furthers their goals.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gail Ellen's Zucchini Carrot Casserole

Thank you Gail Ellen for this delicious recipe! She made a couple changes to the original above to make it a little bit healthier.

  • 2 lb zucchini cut in 3/4 inch x 3 inch sticks
  • 7 carrots cut in 3/4 inch sticks
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (we used cream of mushroom and added bits of leftover roasted chicken)
  • 2 c (16 oz) seasoned bread stuffing mix
  • 4T melted butter (the original called for a cup. Add more if you don't worry about your weight or your cholesterol)
  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 1 c sour cream
Saute carrot and onion until they begin to soften. Add zucchini and continue cooking until soft. Add sour cream and soup. Toss stuffing with butter. Spread 1/2 inch of stuffing in the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish. Layer with vegetable/soup mixture then cover with the remaining stuffing.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

The casserole can be prepared a day ahead and baked before serving.


Highlights from the Holiday: Thugs and fireworks

I'm back after a long holiday weekend. I had houseguests and it was not possible to keep up with the news, the blog and be a gracious hostess. So I deserted y'all.

Little known fact - Independence Day is my favorite holiday. It was bittersweet this year. We had friends and family come stay with us. We grilled beef, drank beer and ate blueberry pie (I have to put the recipe for that up here later!), but I had to keep reminding myself to celebrate the Founders' vision, not what has happened to us since.

After dinner, we (my husband, my mom and dad, sister, her husband and daughter and her friend from Canada) all piled in my SUV and headed downtown to watch the God and Country celebration. I was glad that our little city was still putting on a display. They'd advertised family fun games and live music in the amphitheater just over the bridge, which they had closed to traffic so pedestrians could cross easily. The kids' karate school was putting on a show after the Christian Rock band and we hoped to see them perform.

I've racked my brain for two days about how to approach what happened next.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Climate change, the Ozone Layer and the people's reaction

I logged in this morning and Yahoo Insider graciously popped this article onto my screen:

The Downside to the Recovery of the Ozone Hole

While the hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is slowly healing; its recovery might have a downside scientists say: Climate change could change wind patterns and send ozone from high in the atmosphere down to the surface, where it is a major component of smog....

Sick yet? Now I'm not one who puts up with this crap much anymore, so of course, I scrolled to the bottom to comment, sure that the comment section would be full of a bunch of enviro-nazi, greenie-freaks lending support to the author.

Boy was I surprised and pleased! Americans seem to be waking up to this hoax. Here are some of the better comments.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wannabe Dictator Speaks on Immigration Reform

Warning: Don your brown shoes and do not watch this on a full stomach.

Here are some of the highlights (lowlights?):