Putting the Cock back in Cocktail (Part 6): Scotch

It’s that time of the year again: Tequila! And the-always-risky-whisky

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Breathing New Life into Dead Meat

[Download this book for free on Amazon Kindle now through Wednesday, September 25th.] Well, it took a lot more work than I’d anticipated, but I’ve finally revamped and completely rewritten the old book and given her a new face [note: the actual size was too big to upload here, so I had to truncate the…

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Sweatshops: A Dream Come True?

On January 14th, 2009, Nicholas D. Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, wrote a rather provocative piece entitled “Where Sweatshops Are A Dream.” In this article, Kristof begins by sensibly saying that before Barack Obama and his team act upon their endless discussions of “labor standards,” we should all of us take…

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The Most Amazing Thing

The most amazing thing happened to me today. I read the following from my friend Jacinda, who posted it on her website: I finished reading Ray Harvey’s More and More unto the Perfect Day more than a year ago – for the third time. I had intended to write a review of the book immediately…

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The Raven Chides His Blackness?

AJAX: Can he not be sociable? ULYSSES: The raven chides his blackness. (Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene 3) Earlier today, in a particularly paradoxical press conference — one in which Barack Obama really got down to brass tax — Obama said of Russian president Putin: “He’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the…

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Obama’s Tacit Sanction of Dictatorial Islamists Regimes

Here’s another mind-bender I’d love to hear Obama supporters defend: Egyptians in the millions [are] out on the street, trying to bring down an Islamist government, increasingly dictatorial, increasingly intolerant, arresting journalists and judges, trying to Islamicize the military and the people are saying no, and what does the president of the United States do?…

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Tiananmen Square: Twenty-Four Year Anniversary

Do you remember Tiananmen Square? It’s difficult to believe that it was over two decades ago, but today, June 4th, indeed marks the twenty-four year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, China. This was when the communist dictatorship of that country quashed a political reform movement, which was begun by Beijing students who…

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Ten Reasons Not To Talk To Police

I liked this, particularly the last reason, which comes at around the 5:50 mark: Lesson: always take the Fifth.

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Union That Supported ObamaCare Now Calls For Its Repeal

This is from the Washington Wire: A labor union representing roofers is reversing course and calling for repeal of the federal health law, citing concerns the law will raise its cost for insuring members. Organized labor was instrumental in getting the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, but more recently has voiced concerns that the…

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Of Easter, Eggs, Ovulation, Bunny Rabbits, And the Resurrection of Christ

[The following is a repost:] A reader writes: Dear Sir: Why do rabbits and eggs represent Easter, which also celebrates the resurrection of Christ? — Peter Dear Peter: Easter primarily represents the advent of springtime, just as Christ’s resurrection does. The Old-English word Eastre derives from an Anglo-Saxon Pagan goddess named Eostre, about whom very…

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Best First Sentence Contest

The Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a lovely librarian who secretly burns the books she loves because she wants no one else to read them. You got the stuff? Submit your work here: http://journalpulp.com/2013/03/21/best-first-sentence-2/

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 4): Whiskey

Whiskey — or whisky, if you prefer — is a distilled spirit that’s usually made from corn, rye, barley, wheat, or, very often, a cross combination of some or all those. Whiskey is almost always aged in wooden casks which almost always consist of charred white oak. The word “whiskey” is an anglicized version of…

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Strident Gun-Control Advocate And Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein Thinks It’s ‘Legal To Hunt Humans’

What’s that, you say? No intelligent person would ever utter that? Well, don’t watch this: (Hat tip Doug Powers via Michelle Malkin) “The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons,” Feinstein said. “The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices — those that…

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Kevin

My name is Kevin. I’m Kevin Mathew Haas. My last name does not rhyme with moss. It does not rhyme with floss. To say so makes me cross. Many regard me as the motherfucking boss. I enjoy a little of the sauce. In fact, my last name — Haas — rhymes with gauze. (This should…

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Love, And Be Silent (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as…

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