Skip to comments.AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1797) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Posted on 12/22/2005 4:27:55 PM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!
Do not let the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington, nor the brave members of our Nation's military who have given their lives to protect our freedom, die in vain!!
TWU Local 100 agreed to go back to work in New York, ending the illegal transit strike there. Two million dollars worth of fines, pending appeal to a New York State Appellate Court, has been levied against the union local, and Gov. Pataki has said they will not be waived. No change in the negotiating position of either the union local or the City of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has occurred, and there exists the possibility of another walkout.
Saddam at his trial indicated the United States is "the number one liar in the world." The trial has been adjourned until January 24, 2006. In other words, so far, there have been four or five court days and weeks upon weeks of nothing.
And President Bush stated "it's been a good year for the American people."
For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Caue, the Chairman.
Post your short news items, issues of interest, links, and so on. All who advance the Cause are welcome.
Saddam will die of old age before his trial is over with..
He must have been talking about the Democrats.
Heard the death of Tony Dungy's son, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and thinking the cause might be suicide.
Merry Christmas Chairman...and safe travels.
I feel very good about our prospects in the War on Terror these days.
Why else would she suddenly go to his apartment at 1:30 in the morning? I believe she received either a phone call or a phone message in response to her rejection, and she rushed over there to stop him, but was too late.
Very sad for the boy, for the Dungy's, and for the girl. My prayers are with all concerned.
Brussels sprouts with Cheese-noodle ring
From The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking
- 4 cups of fresh Brussels sprouts
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Cheese-Noodle Ring
Wash and trim sprouts; place in saucepan containing 1-inch boiling water. Add salt; bring to boil. Cook 5 minutes; cover. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until sprouts are crisp-tender; drain. Add butter and pepper; toss lightly until butter is melted. Spoon most of sprouts into center of Cheese-Noodle Ring; place remaining sprouts around ring. Yield 6 servings
- 1 pound wide noodles
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bag Sacrete
Cook noodles in boiling, salted water until tender; drain. Add butter; toss until butter is melted. Pour into well-greased ring mold (I use a bunt pan); place mold in pan of hot water. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 25 minutes. Unmold onto serving plate.
Melt cheese in double boiler; stir in Worcestershire sauce. Pour over noodle ring.
Oh, I just threw in the Sacrete to make it hard! :-)
I believe I told you I would take the thread while you were gone. Do you want me to continue the same format, posting the next day's thread the evening before?
Up to you. I'm flexible.
Please feepmail me when you get home. Have a wonderful trip, and a very Merry Christmas!
That sounds good. I love Brussel Sprouts.
Have a safe trip, Chair!
Enjoy your holiday.
Long time no post..........been very busy with "Dis, Dat, and D'udder T'ing", as my hubby likes to say. Lotsa music, lotsa shopping, lotsa getting packages in the mail, lotsa Christmas cards, etc. etc. etc.
Hope this finds you all well & merry.
Had a very nice 45-minute phone conversation with Doc Sunday night;when I asked him whether he's done any "medic-ing" he said so far it's been all routine stuf; bumps, bruises cuts, twisted ankles, etc. He sounded upbeat but tired; had just finished a shift.
Then a few days ago came a hand-written letter. I'd like to share part of it with you, if I may:(postmarked 12/11)
"Hello Mom & Pop, what's up?
Well, I haven't e-mailed you recently, reason being, with the election coming up there are some fairly large troop buildups where I am. They have no mission right now, so they have time to stand in line for the internet up to 3-4 hours. Being that I work I do not have that kind of time.
I don't know if I ever clearly explained what I do here; here's the skinny:
(He goes on to explain his mission in detail....I'll skip that part.)
He continues:So mostly we're babysitters for the Kuwaiti desert. All I have seen are about a dozen oil fires, like, 5 camel sightings, & a LOTTA sand. Actually, I want to get a big deuce & a half tire, throw it out into the front yard & make a sandbox. I don't think anybody would get it though.
So I think I may have mentioned before, because of the combination of medics X 12 hour shifts, we all have the 36 hour day thing going on. I had a lot extra to do today, so I'm on like 40 hours without sleep right now. I didn't mean for it to happen, it just kind of did. So if my rants seem exceptionally incoherent, think nothing of it.
Things here are actually going very well. Sure, the lines are long, but at least I've got a kick-butt room to come home to. In fact, post command just put concrete barriers around our whole 16 barracks pad so the 4th I.D. punks have to walk around, pretty sweet. They HAD been generally trashing our whole area. Never underestimate the destructive potential of a bored soldier, let alone 8,000 of them.
FYI, I just remembered, the phones here have been down for about 8 days now. That's why I haven't called lately. The wireless internet should be up very soon though....hopefully before you even get this.
Anyhow, I'm tired so i'll wrap this up."
Today Ev's sweet little Katie-Girl & I went out for lunch. She told me that just as she was leaving the house, a delivery of flowers arrived....from Ev. He remembered her favorite flower......lilies..and sent a beautiful arrangement of pink lilies and lavender baby's breath.
When I got home there was a surprise for me, too. Here's what I just e-mailed to him:
THANK YOU FOR THE GORGEOUS FLORAL ARRANGEMENT!!!!!!
It will be our centerpiece for Christmas dinner!!
It is very beautiful and it was SO thoughtful of you.
Your Katie-girl & I went out for lunch today......she was ecstatic over HER flowers.:)
We went to Tundra, as I told you; the food at the Caribou was actually not bad. I had a Buffalo Chicken sandwich & Katie had a Caribou burger, which is actually buffalo. She said it was great.
She will be coming here for dinner Christmas day.
We are expecting freezing rain tomorrow.........with all the shopping traffic, that should be very interesting.
Your sister graduated FIRST in her training class at APAC!! She starts answering "real" customers' calls on Monday.
I enjoyed your letter so much......especially appreciated the detailed description of just what it is you're doing over there......and btw, re: the "sandbox" joke.......I get it!!!!! :-)
Your Dad is re-re-re-re-re-watching "Return Of The King". He starts his 11- day vacation today.
Jake asked me to forward your e-mails to him......I'm assuming that's okay with you, if not, let me know........otherwise you can write to him directly at ***********. Take care of yourself!
.......and I just found this in my inbox:
"hey ma, what's happening. I'm writing to you now on my flashy new wireless internet connection. I can see this replacing sleep very easily.
Not a whole lot new, just thought i'd drop you a line. F.Y.I. i got my online banking fixed so no need to worry about updating me. Work is the same as always, which i guess is a good thing. I'll try to give you a call either Christmas eve or Christmas. talk to you later - Evan"
This is pretty long.......sorry for the bandwidth-wastage.....but as you might imagine he has been on my mind a LOT this week.
Oh, almost forgot: He has leave in April, and will be home for Easter!!!!!:) :) :)
That was just THE BEST use of bandwidth, Mozie!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for keeping us updated on 'our' soldier. (((((Mozie)))))
sorry for the bandwidth-wastage...
I waste more bandwidth than you do.
Great to hear about him. He is in my prayers, even if I am a Protestant! :-)
"I can see this replacing sleep very easily." Ask any FReeper... :]
After tomorrow, nine days off from the hellhole and it's paid! [3 holiday/2 vacation days] I avoid unpaid leave like you wouldn't believe!
Your son sounds safe and happy. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Hey Jim did you get that package yet???
BTW, the cards are still here, next to the envelope and the stamps. It's grown by one card since I last didn't send it. Tomorrow. First thing on the list.
Mozie, what a wonderful emotional lift!
That "boy" is a gem and it is a pleasure to see the interesting and informative parts of his correspondence. Thank you.
Tis the time for football bowl games. BYU Cougars 7 California Bears 14. Go Cougars!!!
I replied with a demure..: "We have no cable in this building. It's below standards, I know. But I'm Air Force! I'll live with it."
I can't repeat his next comment, except to say something about a half mile walk to get to a common room that didn't have nearly the... stuff I had close at hand. Severely paraphrased (and redacted. I understand why he's been busted so many times, but he had a point). I love my SIL, but I'm not above a little interservice jabbing at sore spots.
I'm not Army for a reason.... 8>)
I would leave the Eagle Brand out of the Banana Pudding recipe, too.
It was just sickly sweet with the Eagle Brand milk in it. I think Paula Deen's Bread Pudding is the same. It is made from Krispy Kreme donuts and a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Oh, and then she tops it with the frosting which consists of 1 stick of butter and 1 pound of confectioner's sugar with rum to taste. My teeth just ache reading this recipe.
Wonderful messages from Ev!! I never tire of reading the messages he sends you.
I'm trying to figure out my contribution to Christmas dinner, well a buffet. Finger foods. I thought maybe some Brie en croute and a veggie tray, with the veggies being very fancy. And I am going to make a cheeseball, but instead of one big cheeseball, I am making a snowman out of it. The kids will get a kick out of that.
OK, I am going to devote myself to watching the BYU football game. Maybe. Unless they start losing badly. I might be back.
Yes. There are times when TOO MUCH of a good thing is bad. This, obviously, is a good example.
Kind of in her defense, she does pour a can of fruit cocktail over the donuts and condensed milk. I'm not a real fan of bread pudding, so I pass on the Paula Deen recipe.
I do hope my sister's family is having fun at the Las Vegas Bowl. Her sons and husband are at the game. My nine year old nephew lives and dies by football, especially BYU football. He will not be a happy camper if BYU loses (although he told me last night that they were going to lose by at least 9.)
BYU 7 Cal 14. Still. almost halftime.
BYU needs a defense. :( It was 14-14 with 30 seconds to go. The kickoff was returned 40 yards by Cal, pass interference on BYU, and Cal then scored. BYU 14 Cal 21. Halftime. I foresee lots of drinking of hot chocolate at the game by rabid BYU fans. :)
Now I know.:)
You have freepmail, you dear, sweet, wonderful man.
This CYA email was in my message box when I returned from my grocery trip this afternoon:
Subject: Moving America Forward In The 109th Congress
Thomas Jefferson once said: In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
We Republicans have stood on principle in the 109th Congress. And the results are plain to see
Weve secured Americas ECONOMIC STRENGTH by passing:
Deficit Reduction Bill Because, like everyone else in America, Washington needs to tighten its belt and learn how to do more with less.
Tax Cut Extension Because now is NOT the time to raise taxes on hard working Americans.
Comprehensive National Energy Policy Because we MUST begin to reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign sources of oil.
SMART Grants Because we need to better prepare our children to compete in the global economy of tomorrow.
Highway Funding Bill Because we need to fix our broken infrastructure system and rebuild our highways and ports.
Central America Free Trade Agreement Because we need to eliminate barriers and open the doors to 44 million new consumers of American goods.
Weve secured Americas Homeland and Commitment to the Military by passing:
Patriot Act Extension Because Americas safety comes FIRST, and we need to give law enforcement the tools they need to track suspected terrorists and break up terrorist cells.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Because we need to rebuild the Gulf Coast and help our fellow Americans return to their homes.
Defense Authorization Because we need to ensure that our armed services have the resources and authorities they need to protect America.
Prohibition on Torture Because we will do what is necessary to learn what we need to know to protect America, but we will not mistreat the people we have in captivity.
Emergency War on Terror Supplemental Appropriations Bill Because America will not relent in the fight to spread freedom in regions of the world long plagued by tyranny and fear.
Weve secured Americas sound government by:
Confirming Chief Justice John Roberts Because hes a man of principle and integrity who understands the importance of judicial restraint and judicial independence.
Confirming Seven Obstructed Judicial Nominees Because the Presidents nominees deserve the courtesy and the respect of a fair, up or down vote.
Passing Twelve Appropriations Bills Because Government should work for the people and respect the taxpayers hard earned dollar finding efficient, effective solutions that maximize freedom and opportunity for all Americans.
Weve secured Americas Responsibility Culture by passing:
Class Action Reform Because frivolous class action lawsuits were bankrupting small businesses, punishing consumers and increasing the cost of doing business in America.
Bankruptcy Reform Because too many Americans came to look at bankruptcy as a first stop, not the last resort that it was intended to be.
Gun Liability Bill Because greedy trial lawyers were unjustly targeting the gun industry with frivolous lawsuits almost ALWAYS found to be without merit and dismissed costing U.S. firearm manufacturers $200 million in legal fees, and putting the jobs of hard working Americans at risk.
Weve secured Americas Health by passing:
Health Care Information Technology Because we must commit to developing a 21st Century system for the delivery of health care information that is ACCURATE, INTEROPERABLE and easily ACCESSIBLE.
Avian Flu Legislation Because an avian flu pandemic is no longer a question of if, but when. And while we dont need to panic, we DO need to be prepared.
Cord Blood Legislation Because cord blood technology is a proven means for producing cures and has the potential to improve the lives of millions who suffer from a variety of diseases, including sickle-cell anemia, Krabbe's disease, and other lethal illnesses.
The list goes on.
We passed legislation to help protect the Boy Scouts from baseless ACLU attacks; we passed legislation that will help combat Americas #1 drug problem Crystal Meth; and, on the border front, weve taken dramatic steps to protect our nation from those who seek to illegally enter it.
Leading on principle we are facing our challenges; we are taking action; we are governing with meaningful solutions for the American people.
In the days ahead, we will remain vigilant in the War on Terror; we will work to protect our borders; and we WILL confirm Judge Alito to the Supreme Court.
My friends, with your steadfast support, we are making a difference. We are securing an America that is safer, stronger, healthier, more prosperous and FREER than ever.
And for all that you have done to help us along the way, I thank you.
Bill Frist, M.D.
By sheer coincidence.........
Em was here earlier & we were watching Paula's show. Em couldn't believe the ingredients.........it was some kind of cake......brown sugar, butter, whipping cream, eggs, etc. etc. etc. Very decadent......very sweet & fatty; and then she topped it all with some equally sinful frosting.
Em was practically gagging.:)
Bread pudding made with Krispy Kremes would be too much even for me, I think.;^)
Glad to hear from you, an glad to hear about Ev. If I don't touch base with you before Saturday....Merry Christmas!
I'm going to call it a night.......up at 6:00 tomorrow to pick Em up for work..........hope the roads aren't too icy.:(
Before I go.......just have to share this with y'all:
Good night everybody!!
My s-i-l used to make bread pudding with 1/2 stale bread and 1/2 day old cinnamon rolls. Very tasty - especially if you like cinnamon.
No heavy sugar/rum frosting on it, and the light frosting on the cinnamon rolls made the bread pudding just sweet enough.
Hee, hee, hee! ;)
Hi Mozie - thank you again for sharing Ev's email. I'm so glad he sounds so good but 40 hours without sleep?? - I would be a bear.
I knew you were busy with your shows, etc. Are they over with now? Hope you all have a nice Christmas.
We're supposed to get the freezing rain tonight after midnight. Hope it misses us. It was 42 degrees here today so some of our snow is melting but we still have enough for a white Christmas.
My mil driver's license is permanently lost, as long as I have E-2s through E-4s to drive me. Or, barring that, O-3s through 0-5s. The O-5 was a pilot, and scared the ever living cr@p out of me when he drove a ground vehicle. I prefer E-2 through E-4 for a driver.
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