Archive for March, 2009

PC Run Amok

27 March 2009

Seems our Immigrant friend was sacked for insisting that customers cunduct business in the laguage of the land.  Why do I feel that it will not be too long before that happens here?

My friends and neighbors, we are on a slippery slope and we need to do whatever it takes to stop our downhill slide.  It will not be easy, but the end results will be worth it.

Sarge, Out

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Of Country and Language

23 March 2009

First, I am not anti-immigrant.  But, when someone comes to this great nation that I served for 20+ years and refuses to learn the language, there is a problem.  I am not for ballots or signs in any language but English.  Our Constitution and all of our governments business is conducted in English.

Over at Barking Moonbat, there is a post about what happened to an immigrant that took to his adopted country with zeal and then was punished for doing the country’s business, and insisting others do as well, in the language of the land.

Folks, if you don’t think it can’t happen here, you are in denial.  Between the Command Post and a friend’s home, there is a billboard that has not one word of English on it.  It is starting here and unless we work to stop it, we will see the same thing happen here that happened to our immigrant friend above.

Sarge, Out

A Plantin’ We Will Go

21 March 2009

Well, I know that we are already a couple of weeks behind GuyK and Sweething on their half-acre, but CINCHOUSE and I got the Jalapenos and ‘maters in the ground today.  I hope CINCHOUSE saw fit to put some bell peppers in.  Nothing like a frsh bell pepper off the vine, cut in strips and a pinch of salt.  I know, shouldn’t partake of the salt , but what can I say.  Let me have one vice.

As soon as I can find the old point-shoot, I post a pic or two.

Sarge, Out

Cat Fishin’

8 March 2009

GuyK over at Charming Just Charming has a post up about catching catfish and what the best bait and tackle to use.  Good read.

His piece brought back some memories of when I was growing up in the mid-west.  We fished several of the lakes and rivers around St. Louis and always brought in a passel of channel catfish.  We used almost exclusively chicken liver and always had enought to freeze.  We went for the ones down in the cold water so we would set our hooks about 3 feet off the bottom.

Dad always got rid of the dorsal fin first and then would bleed them.  To skin them, cut a slit around behind the head and grab with a pair of pliers and pull.  Dad would take his skinning knife and stick through the head to hold the critter down for this step.  When the skin was pulled all the back to the tail, cut off the tail and discard the skin.  Dad would then cut off the head and then fillet the cat by just slicing right down the spine.  Nice thing about channel cat is that all the bones are along that route and there was none to interfere with the eating step.

Now the most important part, after catching of course, is preparation for consumption.  Cornmeal.  Roll them in cornmeal and pan fry.  And as close to the water as possible.  Catch, skin, roll, fry is what I am talking about.  Unless you get the frozen in time, the will degrade, though your milage may vary.

That, folks, is good eats.  And sure brings backs a memory or three.

Sarge, Out