Oct 31, 2014

Ever-Changing Earth and Its General History

Recently, Wisconsin geologists, both amateurs and professionals, calling themselves crater hunters, have been examining the evidence of craters of meteorite explosions upon earth's surface which was prevalent over other areas in North America back when Wisconsin and western Russia once shared the space south of the equator. It has been estimated that the rate of falling meteors were up to 100 times more than the rate today and with falling space rocks the size of a football field, hitting the planet every 10,000 years. The ancient bombardment occurred during the Ordovician Period.
Earth's geological history in terms of continental drift stretches out over a thousand million years with marked results in 500 million year intervals. Maps that depict these ages and drifts are an estimation. Each 500 million year interval was followed by about 100 million years of geological episodes called rifting as continents broke apart due to erosion and other natural phenomenon.

Perform Your Duty - Vote Responsibly

Benghazi Update: Did Hillary Clinton Order a Purge of Documents?

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is preparing for first hearing this week. To kick it off, a former State Department diplomat, Raymond Maxwell, has stepped forward to blow the whistle concerning an operation to allegedly “separate” damaging documents before being turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses involving the September 11, 2012 Islamic Jihad attack in Benghazi, Libya. But, hey, what difference does it make?

Oct 29, 2014

Obama Fans Dwindling: Wisconsin Rally is a Flop

Just as the crowd did in Maryland, Obama's visit and support for Mary Burke running against incumbent Governor Scott Walker (whose record speaks for itself) - people got up and left before he was finished with his Democrat pep-talk speech. Burke has adopted the Obama political ideology and typically does not change her policies according to the situations and her personal-professional background, like Obama's is wanting.
An important element in Wisconsin is jobs, which Walker has been providing an atmosphere to keep business thriving and people employed; Burke has failed.
For voters this November and every future election - it is as Mark Alexander says: "Another Time For Choosing".

Time To Renew Letters of Marque? "Let Slip the Dogs of War" and Soldiers of Fortune

Our leadership is inept at making strategic decisions against ISIS (ISIL), the most recent Islamic Jihad organizational threat and have wasted funds, material and American lives saving a nation and then watch it overrun by the likes of ISIS.
SOF Beret Pin
Bob Barr says we used contracted mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan – so why not continue that program? The liberal progressives known only to talk, which has no effect upon the enemy. …
Since the dawn of war, governments have used paid, private armies to protect kingdoms, carry out dangerous missions, and vanquish enemies. This reality is reflected even in the Constitution of the United States, which provides that Congress has the power to issue “Letters of Marque and Reprisal.” These devices are official governments licenses granted to private sailors to hunt down and attack enemy ships (Sen. Rand Paul’s father, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, asserted that this power should be used today to fight piracy off the east coast of Africa). The use of private militaries and Letters of Marque make sense on today’s battlefields, where victory is not necessarily determined by the biggest army, the most sophisticated air support, or the heaviest artillery. The modern enemy often does not wear a uniform, nor does he always fight for a single country or even a country at all. Even with the most fearsome fighting force on the planet, accomplishing military objectives in such an environment is a daunting task, long before U.S. politicians become involved.

Oct 27, 2014

Remembering Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny

Fifty years ago, a great American presented a great speech, as Steven Hayward wrote in the Washington Post ...
At the same time, Reagan made great efforts to transcend partisanship by portraying his views as common sense: “You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well, I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down: man’s old, old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.”

Would-be heirs of Reagan should take note: He wasn’t just trying to speak to the base. He was trying to expand the base through persuasion of independents and, later, disaffected Democrats.

Another notable aspect of Reagan’s rhetorical strategy was claiming populism for the right. He asserted that it was now progressive liberalism, with its embrace of ever-expanding “administrative government,” that represented the elitist force in American politics: “This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government, or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

Reagan didn’t divide Americans along the typical interest group or class lines. Unlike Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remark or the “makers and takers” theme popular with many conservatives today, Reagan portrayed big government as opposing the interests of all Americans, not just the entrepreneurial or property-owning class that forms the GOP’s core constituency.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes
Serves four …
4 large russet potatoes
8 slices bacon
1 cup sour cream
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 green onions, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, place bacon in large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towel, crumble into a bowl and set aside.
  4. When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl – save skins.
  5. To the potato flesh, add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, ½ cup shredded cheese, and ½ of the green onions. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.

Herb Roasted Lobster and Steak

Herb Roasted Lobster and Steak
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¾ teaspoon sea salt
2 (4 to 6 ounce) shell on lobster tails, thawed and cut down the middle with kitchen shears
2 (12 to 14 ounce dry-aged rib-eye or New York strips steaks
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ tablespoon olive oil, extra-virgin
1 lemon, cut into wedges for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix butter, parsley, chives, rosemary, oregano, lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon salt in bowl.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon herb butter over the meat on each piece of lobster and arrange on a rimmed, foil-lined baking sheet, cut sides up. Roast until cooked through and opaque in center, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. While lobster is cooking, season steaks with remaining salt and pepper. Heat oil and 1 tablespoon of the herb butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook steaks, flipping once, until deeply browned and medium-rare (130 degrees) or desired doneness – 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Top each steak with 1 tablespoon of remaining herb butter, save butter for another use. Let rest for 5 minutes and then serve steaks alongside lobster with wedges of lemon and baked potato. [Try Twice Baked Potato recipe]

Baked Potato

The cooking time for this recipe is one hour and ten minutes and is for one baked potato or several baked potatoes.
1 large russet potato
olive oil
sea salt
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and position rack in top and bottom thirds.
  2. Wash potato or potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush and cold running water.
  3. Dry, then using a standard fork, poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the spud so that moisture can escape while cooking.
  4. Place in bowl and coat lightly with oil.
  5. Sprinkle salt and place potato directly on rack in middle of oven.
  6. Place a baking sheet with one piece of aluminum foil on the lower rack to catch any drippings.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until skin feels crisp but flesh beneath feels soft.
  8. Serve by creating a dotted line from end to end with your fork, then crack the spud open by squeezing the ends towards one another. It will pop open. Be careful of hot steam.
  9. If you are cooking more than four potatoes, extend cooking time to 15 minutes. 

Seared Scallops with Spinach, Fennel, and Grapefruit Salad

This recipe is for seafood lovers who would like a healthy lunch or salad for a “Surf-N-Turf” dinner.
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
6 ounces (6 cups) baby spinach
1 fennel bulb, stalks discarded, bulb halved, cored, and sliced thin
1 red grapefruit, segmented
1-1/2 pounds large sea scallops, tendons removed 

Revolver or Semiautomatic?

The age-old argument between those who like revolvers and those who do not is probably just left alone. 
S&W MP .357 Magnum (can use .38 Special ammo)
However, I just wrote an article about bug-out bag systems and recommended the revolver; so I thought I would list the advantage revolvers have over the popular semiautomatic pistols …
While semiautomatic pistols are easier to reload and carry more ammunition at one time, revolvers allow more flexibility when it comes to ammunition; for example, .38 Special ammo will fire safely in .357 Magnum chambered revolvers. The cheaper .38 Special caliber is good for range target practice and the .357 caliber load can be kept in gun for home defense and in bug out situations.
Note: never fire .357 ammo in a handgun chambered for .38 Special!

Oct 26, 2014

Professor Stange: Rancher Bundy and Christians are Threat to National Security

Remember the Cliven Bundy standoff with the Feds?
Mary Zeiss Stange calls Cliven Bundy a “Nevada deadbeat rancher” in a USA Today article. Bundy has also been called 'racist', which is part of the reason he agreed to do a political ad for an independent candidate running for office and at the same time Bundy and candidate Kamau Bakari challenge Eric Holder and his race baiting, perpetuated by all party members …
Stange is a professor and director of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Skidmore College, a liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Oct 25, 2014

Commentary Upon Washington State Shooting

The recent shooting at a Washington state school by a 15-year-old freshman is horrific, but once again has unanswered questions …
How did a 15-year-old freshman in high school obtain a handgun?
What is happening to our society and what makes youth today want to do what Fryberg did?
He was on the high school football team and declared 'prince' at the homecoming court. Allegedly it was all over breaking up with a girlfriend. His family is a prominent member of the Tulalip local tribe.

Oct 24, 2014

They Fought For US

In the 1930s, the problems of Europe, the building of forces led by evil mad men, did not concern Americans, who remembered the horror of the World War that would end all wars.
Despite signing a pact with Hitler, the United States and Great Britain (UK) sided with a communist leader whose crimes of genocide and murder almost matched that of Adolph Hitler – and then our leaders allowed the Soviet Union to carve up eastern Europe creating Soviet satellite states that would usher in the Cold War. Veterans in the United Kingdom and other places in Europe fought against tyranny and evil only to see younger generations forget all of it and concede to progressive socialists, self-gratification, and apathy.

Breaking: Judicial Watch Has Obtained Fast-N-Furious Documents

Late last night the Department of Justice complied with a court order and turned over a list to government watchdog Judicial Watch , known as a Vaughn Index, of Fast and Furious documents being held from Congress and the American people under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Not surprisingly, DOJ failed to fully comply with the requirements of providing a Vaughn Index.
Judicial Watch reported that documents revealed that Eric Holder's wife was granted "executive privileges" in the coverup procedure. Holder will remain in office until his replacement is authorized by Congress after the mid-term congressional elections.
President Obama signed an executive order to protect his buddy, Holder. This is the same president who always contends he knew or knows nothing about a scandal whenever one appears, a president who seems to be bewildered concerning just about everything a president is responsible for. Enemies of the United States, like Iranian leadership, look upon Obama as an inept and weak leader.
Will justice finally be served?

Oct 23, 2014

Truth Will Always Find Its Way To Discovery Even Though It Was There All The Time

Remember the progressive democrat-socialist chant: “Bush lied, people died”?
Senator Edward Kennedy described the Bush administration intelligence agencies finding about WMDs in Iraq secretly stockpiled despite cease-fire mandates and then secretly sent to Syria before the invasion of Iraq against Saddam Hussein
Before the war, week after week after week after week, were were told lie after lie after lie.

Oct 22, 2014

AR Buffers and Springs

Lower Receiver Schematic Drawing showing tube-buffer-spring assembly
Self-loading rifles and pistols require a recoil spring to cycle the action. The AR or military M16 is lightweight, therefore it requires a buffer that provides extra weight. The action energy is absorbed by the spring, so compression is important in order for the stored energy to push the buffer, carrier and bolt back in the forward position.

Homeland Security and Executive Office: Can We Feel Safe?

The Clarion Project was the organization that had obtained a 2007 FBI document that detailed activity at a Texas Enclave of MOA (Muslims of America), one of 22 'villages' in the United States. Islamberg is the main headquarters located in New York state. Clarion Project posted the training camp video on YouTube. It is located in Hancock, New York – the state where the infamous 9/11 attack occurred. It has been found a growing number of American women are joining these subversive elements of enemy factions right here in our homeland.

Oct 21, 2014

The Art of Shaving and Other Manly Things

The Art of Shaving  - Quality Straight Razor Set
In tradition with one of my favorite websites, The Art of Manliness, [established 2008] this article is about shaving, particularly shaving like your father or grandfather did. You will save money after the initial investment in shaving products and equipment, and shaves will be close and comfortable – especially after re-training yourself in shaving method.

On Freedom of Religion and First Amendment, an Essay of Common Sense

A Madison County school board voted unanimously to alter a monument at the entrance of a Georgia high school football stadium in order to remove biblical scripture. The monument was erected in August and two different groups sent letters to the school stating that the monument violates the separation of church and state, demanding it be removed. There were two references to scriptures:
Romans 8:31: If God be for us, who can be against us?
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.


Oct 20, 2014

Drop-In Aftermarket Parts and Kits for Semiauto Pistols

Drop-in custom parts for firearms has become popular, as one can see browsing the collection of YouTube videos concerning the subject.
The majority of the custom parts available are easy to fit, while some require fitting, which reputable dealers will say so in their literature.

As a Congressional Election Approaches ...

In twelve days it will be Hallows' Eve, which we have come to know as Halloween; which is actually the night before what was the original celebration – All Saints' Day, the feast of All Hallows' Day, long forgotten in modern culture. In some cultures it is called All Soul's Day or Day of the Dead, echoes from history of a time when superstition reigned over common sense and knowledge – suppressed by an element of society that feared an educated society.

Oct 19, 2014

Beretta: 500 Years of Family Tradition

Beretta Estates
One of the historical firearm manufacturers that I am enthusiastic about along with US manufactures like Smith & Wesson, Colt, Remington, Springfield Armory, Winchester, and Browning is Beretta. I also like the foreign manufacturer, now in the US – Taurus.
Beretta is a 500-year-old firearm manufacturer, which in itself is something. It has remained in business and kept its world-renowned reliability because of the company's traditional excellent quality and moving along with new innovations and designs that keeps it competitive with modern firearm manufacturers. 

Oct 18, 2014

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Like the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup? Make it yourself on those cold, blistery days you want to stay at home with soup and a warm fire. Makes 6-8 servings.
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 large diced onion
4 tablespoons bacon pieces
2 teaspoons garlic puree
10 cups water
5 cubes chicken bouillon
1 cup heavy cream
1 lb sliced Russet potatoes (or red potatoes) – 3 large potatoes
¼ bunch of kale

PKK, Turkey, and ISIS: Confusing and Problematic Issue

Those of you who have been following what is going on in the Middle East, the timeline of the Persian Gulf War, NATO and Turkey's part in it have heard of the plight and circumstances of the Kurdish people. However, like the Hamas, Kurdish organizations like the PKK has been misrepresented as victims instead of continued perpetuation of violence. [See Kurdish Timeline]

Kurds are primarily an ethnic Iranian, northern Iraq people; persecuted by Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons on their villages. The Kurds, specifically the PKK, butted heads with the Turkish Armed Forces from 1984 to 1999 with violence flaring on into the 2000s.

Oct 17, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist and Outdoorsman

If you had known Theodore Roosevelt as a child, sickly and suffering from asthma and poor eyesight, one could never imagine him growing up to be come a proficient big-game hunter, outdoorsman, leader of a military unit, to become the 26th President of the United States. He was also an accomplished author, his best known work being The Winning of the West, published in four volumes. He was a charismatic man that gained the love of the public, who stated upon his departure from the White House at the end of his presidency:
I do not believe that anyone else has every enjoyed the White House as much as I have.
Nicknamed “Teddy”, a stuffed toy bear was named for him by a toymaker after a cartoonist portrayed Roosevelt with a bear cub. 

Obama Administration Supports West Africa Ebola Epidemic

While veterans remain homeless and others not receiving benefits and/or care promised by US government, Obama signed an executive order to send troops, reserve unit, to West Africa to assist in Ebola epidemic.


USA Today
Legal Insurrection
Huffington Post
What kind of government do we have who refuses to secure the border of our country, wastes tax dollars, refuses veterans care and benefits - but sends dollars, material, supplies and troops to aid other nations? The same people complain about the national debt, but only during election campaigns - directed against political opponents.

Oct 16, 2014

Texas Rangers: Samuel Hamilton Walker and His Famous Pistol

In the Hall of Fame Memorial of Texas Rangers are 30 Texas Rangers who died in the line of duty or made significant contributions of service.
Captain Samuel H. Walker
Among them was Samuel Hamilton Walker, who folks called “Sam”, who lived from 1815 to 1847. Captain Samuel Walker became immortal because of a revolver produced by Samuel Colt in his honor. He was not just a Texas Ranger, but a military officer of the Republic of Texas, serving in several armed conflicts that included the American Indian Wars and the Mexican-American wars.
Born on February 24, 1815 at Toaping Castle in Maryland, he was the fifth of seven children.
Walker arrived in Texas in 1842 and took part in the defense against the Mexican invasion led by General Adrian Woll. Later he joined the Texas Rangers in 1844 under the command of Captain John Coffee Hays

Troopathon 2014 & Gary Sinise: Supporting Troops and Providing Them With Care Packages

Troopathon is an organization dedicated to providing front-line troops care packages from the homeland.

Valley of the Wolves: Yellowstone Park and the Gray Wolf

Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone is one of the most beautiful areas in the United States visited by thousands of visitors each year from around the globe. It is a place to see magnificent animals of the wild from the chipmunks to the Great Bison and magnificent elk and moose to the ferocious Grizzly Bear.

Oct 15, 2014

Smith and Wesson: M&P-22 Compact Semiautomatic

Despite .22 caliber ammunition being in short supply, Smith & Wesson has launched their newest rimfire pistol, a semiautomatic streamlined for concealed carry.
The new pistol weights under one pound, 15.3 ounces, and is a polymer pistol that Glock has made popular. The dimensions remain similar to the M&P 9 and M&P 40 compacts, just a minute smaller in overall length. It is a way of providing a compact firearm that is cheaper to practice with than the larger one and directed towards women who want to conceal carry without the big kick of higher caliber firearms. Only drawback is that .22 ammunition is on back order, for the most part, but S&W has thought about that.

Oct 13, 2014

Firearm Cleaning Tip: Use Interdental Brushes for Small Spaces

Firearm owners and gunsmiths are constantly looking for that right tool to do a specific job.
Cleaning firearms is a priority if you want your firearms to last and perform as the manufacturer intended.
A handy cleaning tool can be found at your local department store, like Walmart. It is an interdental cleaning brush that is available wherever toothbrushes are displayed. They are like a nylon bore brush except the brush is only 0.1 inches in diameter. Well made, they work well when cleaning small screw holes, firing pin holes, small cracks and grooves in a firearm. Especially important when cleaning a bolt mechanism in an AR rifle.

Susan Rice: At It Again ... Dissemination of Misinformation

Why Susan Rice has continued to hold her job as 'National Security Adviser' is beyond imagination after her announcement that the Benghazi attack started with protesters against a video no one heard about until she and Hillary Clinton announced it. 
Protestors do not protest at night - the attack occurred and began at 9:40pm. What she should have stated is that her boss told her to say what she announced to the public.

Josie Outlaw: 'Civil Disobedience' and Anarchy

In 1849, transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau published an essay entitled Resistance to Civil Government (later entitled “Civil Disobedience). It was motivated with his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.
An American who goes by the name Josie the Outlaw, is a person who does not preach about government reform, a central government limited by the articles written in the US Constitution – but is against government altogether.

Oct 9, 2014

Famous Warriors: Ragnar Lodbrok and Lagertha

The popular History channel historical series, Vikings is closing to its second season and will continue to a third season. An Canadian-Irish production it has proved to be a great historical drama based upon what scholars and historians have learned about Nordic culture and depicts many points of historical truths and showing how Denmark became the centralized kingdom for all Nordic tribes scattered throughout Scandinavia.

Oct 8, 2014

Allen West: Telling It Like It Is

Allen West is an American political commentator, former member of the House of Representatives, and retired US Army lieutenant colonel. He represented Florida's 22nd congressional district from 2011 to 2103. He is a Republican and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, his father and older brother were career military officers. Both of his parents were registered Democrats, but states they were conservatively democrat. He received a master's degree in political science from Kansas State University and also earned a master of military arts and sciences degree from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory, military history and military operations. He served from 1983 to 2004. 

Door Peninsula Fishing Report: October 2014

October brought in foul weather with infamous winds off Lakes Michigan and Superior which affected the wind down of the 2014 fishing season. This month you will see the boats docked at marinas begin to dwindle as their owners stow them for the winter season. Fall colors have begun its annual display in the abundant forests of Door Peninsula and Washington Island. It's time to winterize your boat.
One Door Peninsula annual visitor wrote an article of his fall visit being a family tradition, which this year included his six-year-old daughter with her assessment through a child's eyes. 

Oct 7, 2014

How People Like Obama and Biden Get Elected

Here is a segment from the Jimmy Kimmel show interviewing Americans off the street, asking:
Who is Joe Biden?
Notice the guy with the marijuana bandana under his hat - typical of the drug culture of America - not having a clue about anything ...
This is what the last generation parents produced, folks. They are also a result of a dumb-down government education system. If any had answered the question correctly, I would have asked if they really cared who he was. All those interviewed are eligible to vote!
See also:
Obama and Ebola

Oct 6, 2014

California: Role Model for Progressive Socialism

California. Once the fifth wealthiest state in the world. A land of beautiful mountains, surfing, the Motion Picture Industry, once the state with the most technological companies until they taxed them to death and moved, the land of fake boobs, fake people, nest-bed of socialism (McCarthy was right), abusive regulations, high taxation, and growing totalitarian state.

Oct 5, 2014

Does Your Candidate or Incumbent Support the NRA?

A message from NRAILA
In the past, NRA has detailed the tendency of mainstream media “fact checkers” to skew information to support a particular viewpoint or agenda. This tradition continued this week as the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact and the Washington Post’s Fact Checker both took issue with an NRA ad running against Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. The ad correctly states that “Mary Landrieu voted to take away your gun rights,” following images of a mother at home with a child during a break-in. The two fact-checking outfits seized on the statement and deemed it false, giving it their lowest ratings. …

Oct 2, 2014

Classic Pot Roast

I cannot praise the slow cooker or Crock Pot method of cooking – either the electric version or in a good old-fashioned cast-iron Dutch oven. Thus using boneless beef chuck roast for this recipe is ideal because the tough chuck-meat does well cooked slowly over a long time. This recipe makes 6 servings, taking 8-9 hours cooking time on low heat or 4-5 hours set on high. Slow cooking is great because the pot is covered keeping all the nutrients within and slow cooking makes any meat and vegetables tender and tasty – some vegetables, like broccoli, will actually melt into the stock.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 boneless chuck roast, fat trimmed, seasoned by rubbing in salt and black pepper to taste. (3-4 lb roast)
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
½ cup dry white wine
1-1/2 cups beef broth, low-sodium

Traditional Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Following up on the previous creamy chicken soup recipe, I thought I would follow with the traditional Italian Tortellini Soup, which makes 6 servings and is easy to prepare and cook in 30 minutes tops …
3 Italian sausage links (4 oz each), casings removed (or not)
1 medium onion, minced or 1 tablespoon onion flakes
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth, low sodium
1-3/4 cups water
1 can (14/1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
¾ teaspoon basil, dried
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Creamy Chicken-Spinach Tortellini Soup

Looking for a tasty soup for the continuing colder nights as winter approaches. This recipe, attained from my aunt's Facebook page, is a yummy hot meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, diced or 1 tablespoon onion flakes
10 ounces frozen spinach, unthawed
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cans of water
32 ounces chicken broth, low sodium
Family size package of cheese or chicken tortellini, half cooked

Lt Commander Montel Williams: Bring Sgt Tahmooressi Home Now

Sgt Tahmooressi is a US Marine hero and his story should be well known to most Americans today. He represents forgotten veterans. He represents that our foreign policy is bankrupt, because we cater to the Mexican government, our southern neighbor, who encourages its people to cross the border illegally being told it is justified because the United States illegally possesses Mexican real estate. The Mexican government criticizes our immigration system and Americans who insist that the border be secured so ranches just north of that border do not have to fear property destruction, home invasion and other despicable violent crimes.

Oct 1, 2014

History of Dogs of War

Carlos, war-dog veteran, 2014
In June of 2014, five US veteran war dogs were present on Capitol Hill to represent canines in an effort to establish that Congress emphasize a law passed last year saying that the military “may” bring back working dogs to the United States to be reunited with their handlers; to be changed that they go back with their handlers when their tour of duty is finished. Carlos, pictured at left, has his own Facebook page.
Dogs have a long history of participating in warfare reaching back to ancient times. Dogs continue to participate in military roles.