Barney Frank Attacks Scalia

2009-03-23

Barney FrankIt looks like Barney Frank is attacking Justice Anthony Scalia because Scalia has a principled view on what is and what is not within the courts power to do.

Specifically, Frank called Scalia a “homophobe” in an interview with a pro-gay web site. Turns out that Scalia doesn’t believe that it is up to the courts to decide about gay marriage, but rather it is up to the legislature or up to people to change the constitution. Please note: Scalia hasn’t taken a stance on the issue of gay marriage, only on whether the courts should decide such matters. But that doesn’t stop Barney Frank’s ad hominem attack.

By the way, since when does the federal government decide who can and who cannot get married? You will note it is not against federal law for brother and sisters to marry. It is against state law. The issue of marriage should not be a federal issue. It rightly belongs as a state issue.

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Scottish Eggs

2009-03-21

chef-hat-96x91I got this recipe from a friend. Going online I found several more complex recipes, but this one is rather straight forward and the Scottish Eggs keep well in the refrigerator (making great breakfasts on the go).

Ingredients

  • 12 soft boiled eggs with shells removed
  • 29 oz ground sausage (I use mild Italian sausage … but only because I don’t care for breakfast sausage).

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F
  2. For each egg, take 2.4 oz of sausage and flatten into a thin oval and wrap around the egg.  Ensure that the entire egg is covered and try to eliminate the seem.  Place on deep cookie-sheet.
  3. Bake at 350º F for 30 to 40 minutes.

2.4 oz  per egg? Huh?

2.4 oz per egg?!  28.8 oz for a dozen eggs?!  The sausage that I buy comes in a 1 pound package with 5 sausages.  I remove the casings and for each egg use about 3/4 of one link.  16 oz package divided by 5 sausages times 3 divided by 4 yields 2.4 oz.

For every 3 links I can cover 4 eggs.


Gays Attack Marriage

2009-03-17

wedding_rings_croppedI admit that I didn’t buy the argument made during the campaign for California’s Proposition 8 that gay marriage was an attack on traditional marriage. That some how that gays getting the right to marry was their sinister plan to end traditional marriage. But it looks like I was wrong. Looks like the gays are trying to eliminate traditional marriage.

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that

California same-sex “marriage” supporters are collecting signatures to support a ballot initiative that would remove civil marriage from California law entirely, as well as the provision codifying marriage as between a man and a woman.

I’m willing to bet that this backfires on them. It will get those who were middle of the road, “live and let live” types to oppose the gay agenda.


Turkey Mole

2009-03-17

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This recipe is from Southwest Slow Cooking by Tammy Biber and Theresa Howell

Ingredients

  • southwestslowcooking¼ C sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbs cornmeal
  • 3 Tbs cocoa
  • 1 pound boneless turkey breast
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (10-ounce) can pureed tomatoes
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, seeded
  • 2 Tbs raisins
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 5 ancho chiles, seeded, stemmed, and chopped
  • ¼ C cashews, taosted and chopped
  • Fresh cilantro

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