Friday, December 13, 2019

Cooking Notes - Coffee Rub And Fried Chicken Coating

I've started to play with my own recipes for things instead of just taking something out of a beloved cookbook or website. I've also started trying some wacky things I've found online. This post deals with one of each.

I want to make my own fried chicken seasoned flour mix. I like the sophistication of thyme or savory as well as the kick of cayenne, so I tried this one recently.
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne (red) pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp savory
I liked it, but it needed more kick. Next time, I'm going to double the cayenne to 2 tsp.

As for the coffee rub, dig this crazy recipe for steak seasonings.
  • 2 tbsp chili powder 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt 
  • 1 tbsp finely ground chicory coffee 
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
Coffee on a steak? Madness! I tried it anyway and I thought it was great. Our guests, given an out with alternate steaks where only salt, pepper and garlic powder had been applied, loved it. I didn't have any chicory coffee, so I used espresso instead.

So there you go. Bon apetit! 

As Chef Jacob always said, it's all about the taste!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

I Needn't Have Worried

When I started my tobacco-growing experiment, I figured the plants would get about 75% to full-grown and then stall out because I was so late in the year. Cold weather and the lack of sun would stunt their growth.

I was wrong.

The biggest are now a full 6' tall and the others aren't far behind.


The plants are also blooming.

I harvested one leaf which was yellow and ready to go, a Tennessee varietal, and have hung it up to dry in my garage. Results to follow.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Lizard Empire Strikes Back

Paul Joseph Watson, @PrisonPlanet on Twitter, helped publicize No Nut November which suggested to men that they voluntarily abstain from porn for the month of, you guessed it, November.

That seems pretty innocuous, right? It's voluntary and porn isn't exactly pro-woman, you know. Who could object to that?

It blew up. Watching the replies on his videos and tweets, the majority of responses were highly negative. He was attacked for all kinds of things. Dig his video response which includes several examples.
Note: It's NSFW. I removed the embed from the post because I don't like that sort of thing on my blog, but it's still illustrative.
What on Earth was that? Why would voluntarily abstaining from porn cause such outrage?

It's because Paul was trying to redraw the borders of the Empire back to Italia, leaving lots of people outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

  • Rome is all acts acceptable to the Catholic Church.
  • Italia is all acts acceptable in America, circa, say, 2000 AD.
  • You, a person who likes to watch abusive threesomes online, are somewhere in Aquitania.
  • Epstein is just barely beyond the border of Dacia. When ABC spiked the Epstein story three years ago, that was an attempt to conquer that territory and make Epstein acceptable.
  • Trannies in the library are Brittania.
  • Desmond is Amazing, the 11-year-old who dresses in drag and performs in gay bars, is Mauretania.
  • Allowing children to choose their gender is Assyria.
It didn't matter that it was voluntary. It didn't matter that it showed respect for women. It didn't matter that it was an act of self-control. It only mattered that it reflected badly on the behaviors of the people objecting. It implicitly passed judgment on them, suggesting that there was an objective standard for behavior and porn was outside the boundaries.

The mere suggestion of any objective standards for sexual relations was unacceptable. That's why Paul and everyone choosing to participate in No Nut November were attacked.

The war that American Christians face, probably that Christians in the West as a whole face, is against moral relativism. Moral relativism dissolves the Christian faith since it makes Jesus' sacrifice on the cross pointless. I can't speak for my protestant and Jewish comrades, but as far as I can tell, the Catholic Church is completely unaware that this war is even happening.

It's kind of hard to win under those conditions.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Swing And A Miss From Peter Heck

Noble Pete, writing at the excellent DISRN website, penned this op-ed. It discusses abortion, specifically Liz Warren's answer in some yackathon with the mouth-breathing troglodytes who didn't go to Ivy League unis like she did. She tells the gathered peons that pre-Roe, women got abortions anyway and some were injured in the process. Here's Peter's payoff graf:
She is smart enough to know what we all know, that this issue comes down to a singular question: what is conceived in the womb? It's all that matters in this debate. If what is in the womb is a living human being, then every advocate for legal abortion necessarily becomes an advocate for legalized murder.
No, Pete, that's not the core issue here. The core issue is this: In modern, secular America, there is no such thing as objective truth. There is your truth and my truth and we can't pass judgment on each other because even Fauxcahontas can't walk a mile in your moccasins.

Let's rewrite Peter's payoff paragraph with perfectly pitched postmodernist panache.
She is smart enough to know what we all know, that this issue comes down to a singular question: what does the pregnant woman think is conceived in the womb? It's all that matters in this debate. If what she thinks is in the womb isn't a living human being, then every pro-life advocate becomes an advocate for tyranny.
Fight the abortion debate with logic all you want. It will be like using those horrid ellipticals at the gym. You'll spend lots of time getting nowhere until you just give up and go home.  You'll have exercised your brain and developed clever retorts to use in debates, but until we ditch the concept of subjective reality, you'll get nowhere.


Hilarious!

Related: Without objective reality, there was no point to Jesus's death on the cross. Good luck getting people to come back to church under those conditions.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Diversity Is Crucial

... to diversity activists.

Dig this.
Forty-seven percent of black voters said Biden was their first choice and 12 percent said both Warren and Sanders. Only 4 percent said Harris.
When Harris dropped out of the race last week and as Booker and Castro struggled to qualify for the next debate, the airwaves and inkpots reverberated with accusations of racism and cries for more diversity. Just who were the screamers representing?

If People of Color (PoC) really cared about Candidates of Color (CoC) because of their Color (C), then CoC would poll higher with PoC. They don't. PoC clearly don't value "diversity" as highly as the Really Smart Important People (RSIP) in the media.

It's almost like PoC are independent individuals and the RSIP are imbeciles.

Madness!

Sunday, December 08, 2019

The Epstein Library Empire

... is like the Roman Empire, only for sex.

Here is a map of the Roman Empire at its height. You may have to click on it to read the labels.


One of the reasons the Romans liked a big empire was that it pushed the borders, where lived dangerous barbarians, far, far away from them. The larger the Empire, the safer you were, no matter where you were. I'd like to suggest that Jeffrey Epstein, children in drag and trannies in the library are all part of the modern-day American cultural Empire. That is, acceptance of their behavior expands the empire by normalizing ever more degeneracy.

Remember, your behavior might be degenerate under some definition, but the farther out the borders go, the less degenerate you look.

Let's create a mapping for the map.

  • Rome is all acts acceptable to the Catholic Church.
  • Italia is all acts acceptable in America, circa, say, 2000 AD.
  • You, a person who likes to watch abusive threesomes online, are somewhere in Aquitania.
  • Epstein is just barely beyond the border of Dacia. When ABC spiked the Epstein story three years ago, that was an attempt to conquer that territory and make Epstein acceptable.
  • Trannies in the library are Brittania.
  • Desmond is Amazing, the 11-year-old who dresses in drag and performs in gay bars, is Mauretania.
  • Allowing children to choose their gender is Assyria.
Let's further postulate that you are secular or belong to a progressive faith not bound by any objective, religious dogma about sex.

Are you really bothered when Good Morning America fetes Desmond and the Empire conquers northwestern Africa? Does it matter to you that librarians are inviting trannies to read to children and Brittania is invaded? How about the progression below of the invasion of Brittania, all of which have happened?
  1. It's OK for men in evening gowns, heavy makeup and heels to read to children.
  2. It's OK for men in evening gowns, heavy makeup and heels to teach children how to twerk.
  3. It's OK for men in evening gowns, heavy makeup and heels to read to children while the children sit on their laps or lay on top of them.
Here are the next offensives, probably already under way.
  1. It's OK for men in evening gowns, heavy makeup and heels to twerk while children sit on their laps.
  2. Since it's OK to let children choose their genders, children choosing to engage in sex play with adults is OK.
  3. Since it's OK for Desmond to take money from gay men for his performances, it's OK for Desmond to give lap dances for money.
  4. Since it's OK to get paid for porn performances, prostitution is OK.
  5. Combine all of these and you get: Paying to have sex with children is OK so long as the child consents.
By the way, I read somewhere that in some parts of England, the police have given up pursuing child pornography convictions since the practice has become so common.

For the secularists and progressive religious out there, tell me why any of those things are wrong. Where would you draw the borders of the Empire and with what justification will you sell those borders to the public?

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Saturday Night Tidbit

I've had a busy day and didn't have time to jot down any thoughts. Instead, I'll share this bit of wisdom I found on Twitter, of all places.