Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Huckeye

what is the Huckeye, you ask?  why, that's quite simple; it's a Hoosier Buckeye.

why would you use a Hoosier recipe to create an Ohio pastry you ask?  that's also quite simple;  Buckeye's don't know how to Buckeye properly.  it's like asking an Alpha how to Alpha or asking a woman what she wants.  they really don't know how they do what they do.  they just know it works for them and they can't understand why it doesn't work for you.

so, you've got to get the recipe from people who have spent a lot of time observing ( and being annoyed by ) Buckeyes in order to get a deep understanding of how to make a truly great Buckeye.


before we get started there's one general principle you should observe whether you're baking or mixing cement:  start with the wettest ingredients first and then fold in the drier ingredients as you go.  this will insure better and easier mixing and you won't have issues with dry materials and clumping as you would if you dumped the dry stuff in first and then tried to add the liquids later.  the only time you should avoid doing this is if you *have* to mix in a certain order in order to get a specific chemical reaction or you're trying to grow yeast or something.


The Huckeye Buckeye Recipe (basic recipe makes 6 1/2 to 7 dozen with small scoop)
If needed thin chocolate with crisco or wax - never use water
 
Equipment:
Mixer
Double Boiler
4 Cookie Sheets
Cookie Dough Scoop, Small
Tongs, Small
Wax Paper
200 cupcake wrapper and 2 cardboard cake boxes
 
 
Ingredients:
1 stick melted butter
18 oz. creamy peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
3 C. rice crispies
2 lbs. chocolate of choice ( Nestle and Ghiradelli morsels are good, also dark chocolate )
Crisco or wax as needed ( should only be necessary if melting chocolate in a regular sauce pan instead of double boiler )
 
Other suggestions for what to dump in left over chocolate:
redskin peanuts, any nut of choice, pretzels, toffee bits, marshmallow, caramel, peppermints or other hard candies...use your imagination but plan to have something on hand for leftover chocolate because there will be extra. wink_smile
 
Use large mixer ( => 5 qts ) if making double batches
 
1 - Melt the stick of butter
2 - Mix together melted butter and peanut butter
3 - Add powdered sugar 
4 - Fold in the Rice Crispies
5 - Use small cookie dough scoop to shape and size the peanut butter balls, place the balls on the wax paper lined cookie trays and chill.  Best to do this in cold weather, otherwise the refrigerator will need to be pretty much empty
6 - Melt chocolate in double boiler over medium low heat while the preceding is going on.  if using a regular sauce pan, mix constantly and watch the heat closely so the chocolate doesn't get burned
7 - Use tongs to dip chilled peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and return to trays, being sure to not quite submerge the entire ball so that the trademark tan spot of the Buckeye is left exposed
8 - Chill cookie trays again until chocolate sets
9 - Once set, you can proceed to individually wrap the Buckeyes ... or you can just toss them in a plastic baggy.
 
 


 
Just dump any nuts or whatever the spirit moves into left over chocolate and scoop out onto covered trays and chill.

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Self Deception of the Feminist Mind

Feminist does research on Men's Rights and

... is convinced by the Men's arguments.

everything is still about her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0tRK3vRmrU



well ... THAT was a shocking conclusion.  who could have expected Feminine Solipsism?  from a Feminist, no less?

it is interesting to note that when discoursing with a woman, you are NOT arguing for or against a position you actually hold.  ( go to the 3:00 and listen to how she analyzes her own responses to the Dialectic of the Men's activists )

you're arguing for a position that she wants to ACCUSE YOU of holding.  those from Vox Popoli will remember Ann Morgan losing her mind in the "marriage IS consent" thread.  it's rare that i so baldly see described what is actually going on in a woman's head, to produce these kinds of arguments and accusations against her interlocutor.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

US shares national secrets with Russia

but, you know, cause it was Obama doing it, everything is hunky-dory.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-offers-to-share-syria-intelligence-on-terrorists-with-russia/2016/06/30/483a2afe-3eec-11e6-84e8-1580c7db5275_story.html?utm_term=.553f202e538b

when Trump does it, IMPEACH HIM!

funnily enough, Obama would have also had to have signed off on Hillary okaying the Putin purchase of US uranium.

things that make say, "hrm".

Louise Mensch is a foreign national who tried to hack the US presidential election

https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/863341872181379073
"Stop saying Russia meddled in our election. They hacked it. They waged war upon the United States. And war is what they will receive"


Louise Mensch is an agent of Israel, born in the United Kingdom and holding UK citizenship and passport, who attempted to hack our election in order to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.

she has waged war against the United States.

further, because she holds dual citizenship in the US due to our lax naturalization laws, her acts are legally defined by the Constitution as Treason.

Louise Mensch has waged war against the duly and legally elected President of these United States and continues to wage war against him until this very day.

war and execution for Treason is her just payment.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bridezilla Stage 2, Motherzilla

https://live.washingtonpost.com/carolyn-hax-live-20161209.html#4517141

"I am six weeks pregnant; we confirmed the pregnancy last week. My husband then told two of our closest friends without my knowledge. He told me he wanted to get me pregnancy-related Christmas presents and was at a loss at where to start, so reached out to them (had their 1st last year) for advice. I know his heart was in the right place, and he's already apologized for not thinking it through (my sense is friends gently reminded him mid-announcement that it was weird mom-to-be was not there). But I still feel cheated -- of the chance to decide when we'd tell people and who we'd tell first (our parents, after 1st trimester, was what we originally talked about), of the chance to be part of that first telling and to see the first reaction. (I trust these friends completely to keep the news to themselves until we go public, so that's not an issue.) I'm having a hard time letting go, but I don't want to rake him over the coals for an honest mistake he's already sincerely apologized for. Advice on coming to terms with this?"


you notice how everything in this essay is about "me, Me, ME, meeeeeeEEEeeeeEEEEeeee"?

how, even though the husband had only informed intimate family friends FOR THE PURPOSE OF GETTING THE WIFE PRESENTS, what he did was still "wrong", "stupid" and "inconsiderate" of the wife's *feelings*?

you want to take any bets about what kind of a tantrum she would have thrown if he hadn't attempted to get her presents ... for the strenuous act of laying back and letting him plow his seed?  don't you know she's a princess?  and damnit, she's letting him put a pea in her mattress, he'd better be grateful.

you want to take any bets about what kind of a tantrum she would have thrown if he had attempted to buy her presents WITHOUT seeking advice from family friends?

this is the emotional brickbat writ large, boys.  nothing you can ever do will be sufficient BECAUSE if what you do IS sufficient ... she won't be able to bitch about you.

and she WANTS to bitch about you.

because bitching about you AND AT YOU is how she establishes her dominance and control in the relationship.


the single most shocking thing about this post isn't that a woman made it, that's typical.  it's that the relationship advice she received *from another woman* which was to shut up and sit down and be thankful ... only phrased a bit more diplomatically.

The Derp State Strikes at the King

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_trumpintel-0504pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.f6483d55423c


"President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State."


to which the national security advisor who attended the meeting AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CATERGORIZATION OF THE CONVERSATIONS says:
"“The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation,” said H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who participated in the meeting. “At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly.”"


therefore, at worst case, McMaster failed at his job in advising the president.

but let's consider the actual accusation here.  what is Trump supposed to have done?  discussed threats from and ways to counter ISIL with the *other* major nation which is engaged in fighting ISIL in the middle East?  

huh.  that's funny.  that doesn't seem NEARLY so serious as, oh, i dunno, selling the entirety of eastern Europe into slavery under one of the top two most murderous men in the history of the world.  while, mind you, having numerous KNOWN Soviet agents in his administration.

which agents also subsequently aided the transfer of nuclear weapon technology to Stalin.

that doesn't seem as serious as falsifying an enemy attack in the Gulf of Tonkin in order to drag the US into a war which we had no intention of winning.

that doesn't seem as serious as fucking up a weapons op and getting a US ambassador and multiple service men murdered.

that doesn't seem as serious as breaking the law, illegally paying Iran millions of dollars in physical cash notes AND signing treaties which grant Iran practically unfettered nuclear research.

that doesn't seem as serious as accepting millions of dollars in bribes in order to allow Putin to purchase ~20% of US domestic uranium mining.

that doesn't seem as serious as covering up the genocide of millions of Ukrainians so Stalin would allow a reporter to continue sucking his dick.

i mean, we could keep going here, but i think you get the point.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hultgreen-Curie Warning

so ... some genius decided that the Anna Kournikova of stock car racing should carry the banner for the new Wonder Woman movie



http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/04/danica-patrick-nascar-wonder-woman-movie-paint-scheme-ford-pictures







i've said before that it's very difficult to kill yourself in these modern NASCAR stockers, and that's still true.

but if ever Patrick was going to be inspired to attempt to drive over her head and actually go too fast for her own good?  tomorrow night is the night.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations on finally getting to the Winner's Circle, Danica!

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/546aca7ce5e35aeb7c4004f5d04bada652915eb3/c=88-0-3869-2843&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2017/05/07/USATODAY/USATODAY/636297884362967921-ricky-danica.jpg






wait, what's this?  Danica's *not* in her firesuit?  what could possibly be going on here?

oh.

oh noes.

this is awful.

it turns out that even Mr. Danica Henhouse is a better driver than Danica is.

what's really scary is that Roush-Fenway might have finally figured out their performance issues.  if the Roush cars can start running regularly within sight of the Penske Fords, Ricky and Trevor Bayne could both post wins this season.

thus far in 2017, Danica's best finish out of 10 races is a 17th.  Henhouse only has three finishes worse than Danica's best, and he really hasn't started to come on until the last five races.  Bayne has been much more consistent throughout the season, with only two finishes outside the top twenty.

sounds like Danica is going to have to get used to being the Bottom in this relationship ....