Cast Iron Beats Fancy Schmancy

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 10 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From The Federalist:
"Americans have never been against sin in and of itself. Rather, we've always believed in sinning the right way. Racism, for example, is utterly evil, unless it involves denying slots at Ivy League schools to people who've made the tragic lifestyle decision of being white, Asian or Jewish---in which case, racism becomes the Lord's work." -- Michael Graham
"I know people who hate Wal-Mart. I've interviewed the founders of anti-Wal-Mart web sites and leaders of protests... And whenever possible I try to interrupt their petition gathering and sign waving and protest marching to get them to answer the same question: 'Why not just shop somewhere else?' The simplicity of the question seems to startle them. They act as though I've asked a starving Ethiopian family why they don't just send out for pizza." -- Michael Graham
"President Bush was at the Mexican border recently. Apparently his poll numbers are so low, he was thinking of making a run for it." -- Jay Leno

From muth:

"But even if you buy into the myths, there's no getting around the fact that somewhere out there, millions of people are spending billions of dollars on what Wal-Mart puts on its shelves. No one is making them do it. To the extent that mom-and-pop stores are threatened by Wal-Mart, it's because the same people who supposedly so value their Main Street hardware store find that Wal-Mart's selection, or prices, or parking lot--SOMETHING about it--is preferable. Wal-Mart can't make mom and pop shut down the shop any more than it can make customers walk through the doors or pull out their wallets. You don't sell $300 billion a year worth of anything without doing something right." -- Wall Street Journal

# Cranky-Bastard at The United American - Did You Ever Wonder What 2000 Looks Like? - Flash animation. Soundtrack from Pink Floyd's Meddle album. Portraits of soldiers killed in the war for the Busheviks' lies. Took about five minutes to load over my DSL line.

# suijurisfreeman at The Claire Files Forums - Grand Jury Indicts Winston Ward Johnson - 4 felony counts of stalking in the 1st degree. Don't know if he's still in detention. In case you don't remember Mr. Johnson, read The Unsung Ballad of Suijurisfreeman. [clairefiles]

On November 11, 2005, I was moved to the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky. I was finally arrainged in the Monroe County Circuit Court on November 23, 2005. At my arraingment I filed four motions: 1.) Motion for Pro Se Representation 2.) Motion for discovery, exculpatory evidence, Grand Jury minutes 3.) Motion for speedy trial 4.) Motion to preserve evidence. All four motions were granted. All discovery was ordered to be computed by 12/21/05. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 1/8/06 and a trial date of 2/17/06 has been set. I welcome and look forward to defending myself against these baseless charges. I did not "stalk" Wesley W. Stephens (or anyone else for that matter), I was merely exercising two of my fundamental, inherent and inalienable rights as a free human being, my right of self-expression and my right of self-defense. You who claim to love freedom/liberty, this is where the rubber meets the road! I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul!

# Fred Reed - Getting Apart - we don't need no friggin' gummint coerced diversity. [pournelle]

Diversity causes nothing but trouble. Think about it. Do old people want to hang around young people? No. Do young people want to hang around old people? Generally they would rather take poison. Do liberals and conservatives want to get within rifle range of each other? No. Except conservatives, because they have rifles. Southerners and damyanks cordially detest each other, except after a few beers, when they stop being cordial. Urban folk and country folk loathe each other. Management and labor, Marine boneheads and army pukes, dogs and cats, on and on, don't nobody much like nobody.

So why do we spend so much sweat and money trying to force people to do what they don't want to do? It's all bass-ackwards. What if we tried...well...freedom? What if the gummint just left people the hell alone?


# Mark Bittman at The New York Times - Ever So Humble, Cast Iron Outshines the Fancy Pans - I'm with Mr. Bittman. I love my cast iron skillet. I rub it lightly with steel wool under running water in the morning, cook eggs with butter, and leave it, unwashed, until the next day. Who needs fancy-schmancy no-stick surfaces? Seasoned cast iron works better. [lew]

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