Monthly Archives: September 2011

New diet app for iThings

MyNetDiary rocks.  It's good for food tracking on the iPad - the iPhone app (they are different) lets you scan a barcode to enter nutritional info.  Things I would change:

  • stop telling me in red letters that my plan doesn't call for enough grams of carbohydrate.
  • integrate mapmyfitness.

that's pretty much it.


Recipe of the week:  another keeper.  Note - next time way more cardamom and a little more turmeric.
* Exported from MasterCook *

Slow Cooker Beef Rogan Josh - indian

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Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1              pound  round steak -- cubed
1                     onion -- diced
4                     garlic cloves -- minced
2        tablespoons  cumin
2        tablespoons  coriander
1         tablespoon  turmeric
2          teaspoons  cardamom
2          teaspoons  minced fresh ginger
2          teaspoons  chili powder
28            ounces  crushed tomatoes
1                cup  yogurt

In a nonstick skillet, saute the beef, onion, and garlic until just browned. Drain off any excess fat. Place into a 4-quart slow cooker.   Add the spices and crushed tomatoes. Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in the yogurt prior to serving.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 358 Calories; 17g Fat (42.4% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 75mg Cholesterol; 367mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Here is a link to the article.

I highly doubt that any liberals will want to think hard enough to listen to the answers.

In every case — public-sector members included — the livelihood and job security of Hoffa's members depend on a growing economy and robust employers to deliver the wages, benefits, working conditions (and tax revenue) they expect in exchange for the dues money they pay regularly.

Why is that so hard to understand? When Obama offers his prescription for jobs tonight to a joint session of Congress, the folks that Hoffa and other private-sector unions represent should let pass the partisan shots and thinly veiled anti-business riffs and consider submitting the president's overdue plan to a simple test:

Does it propose to ease tax and regulatory burdens on the businesses who employ people like them? Does it promise to deliver — finally — a federal budget that begins to offer some certainty to gyrating markets? Are his proposals more likely or less likely to benefit your employer, which could benefit you? Are whatever tax reforms he seeks permanent or the temporary kind that tend to deliver diminishing returns?

In short, does the president show any inclination to leverage the power of a well-capitalized private sector? Or is the core of his plan a bid to take advantage of historically low Treasury bill rates, to increase federal borrowing, to focus the proceeds on public works projects and direct aid to cities and states, leaving the bill for whomever comes next?

The answers will speak for themselves.

From The Detroit News:’em-up--doesn’t-create-jobs#ixzz1XOc2ybpj

And you (general "you" not specific) can make it uglier.

If you want to discuss ideas, great.  let's discuss ideas.

If you want to discuss the candidates, great.  let's discuss candidates.

If you want to attack people - really? If you claim "tolerance" - put your money where your mouth is.  Prove it.  Treat those you disagree with politically as you want to be treated.

Why would I want to call somebody "friend" who obviously thinks badly of me because I'm a conservative?

I believe that the "run of the mill" voter who is liberal has bad ideas.

If that voter think that the "run of the mill" voter who is conservative is a bad person - just let me know now.  And stop telling me how bad conservatives are.



How to Destroy a Culture in 5 Easy Steps

This seems to work in both politics and religion...


On the "dominionism" paranoia (or worse)

from patheos...

Schaeffer condemned theocracy and found civil disobedience frightening?  OMG, that's crazy!!  Lizza and Knight need to realize that they are the ones on the crazy train, not Michele Bachmann.  It certainly is crazy what drinking that liberal Kool-aid does to the human mind.


Another dual category - history and religion (but I haven't read this article yet)

Four Myths About the Crusades


Do you think liberals will EVER care about "fast and furious"?


Screw Up, Then Cover Up...

and more...


A new word:  theophobe.


heh...WaPo (via NeoNeocon)

The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.

From NeoNeocon

I suggest the following new and evolving nomenclature to further the cause (we already know about the one that goes “white conservatives: racists”):

thieves: undocumented owners

prisoners: unpardoned innocents

rapists: unsanctioned sex partners

embezzlers: unpaid workers

prostitutes: unmarried wives

terrorists: un-uniformed soldiers

I’m sure there are others you can add to the list.


No prayers at ground zero.




“There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD , Micaiah the son of Imlah ; but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but always evil

I was talking the other day about modern day "prophets" - if all they ever "hear" from God are good things, chances are you're listening to somebody who wants to tickle your itching ears


The first part of the book is reviewing the opposing doctrines. I grew up in a church that taught pre-trip rapture (and was in that vein until I "reformed") but if the teaching was "dispensational" I don't remember it.

I don't like learning about doctrines from the opposing view, but when I googled and located teaching from dispensationalist, it sounded even stranger than when Riddlebarger explained it.

So I'll just go with that for now.