Archives for the day of: December 15, 2016

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Hack, Hack, Hack….cover your mouth when you cough!

I agree chuq, let’s get over with it and get on with it….there is still much to do and perhaps we should lay in an extra store of acorns (as gigoid said) for the coming storm of winter.

We can “Delegitimize” our lawfully elected and will soon be duly and legally acknowledge, president. We can’t even “declasse” the jerk…he did that to himself.

All we can do know is recognize the problems within our legal voting system and work towards changing and/or eliminating them before the next election. Oh and work hard not to elect our soon to be legal and legitimate President for the next term.

Fight for what you believe is right but don’t waste your precious time on what you cannot change. This is a Democracy and we elected through our antiquated system The Don. Your “Down but not Out” friend ~~dru~~
ps: There is plenty more that needs to be done and many fights not yet lost that need to be fought. ~~dru~~

In Saner Thought

We have had endless rants and opinions and out right bullshit about this hacking thing…..I have said that I do not doubt that they were hacked just that we may never know who or even why….but it makes good fodder for those that have nothing else to write about.

I read an interesting article in the American Conservative about this situation….about the attempts bt some to overturn the election results……..and to be fair I will include it here on IST for it made some excellent points.

Attempts to overturn the results of our election, or to delegitimize a president before he even takes office, are attempts to overturn the system of transfer of power that has served America well. There is no measure of exaggeration here; Americans are questioning the results of a democratic election.

In what in another era would be left for conspiracy theorists, powerful mainstream forces want…

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Sweet and Sticky….what does that make me? ~~dru~~

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall


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Well I’m not going to “like” this post for many reasons….one; I do think red and green go together….see my house in my post and two, I agree with you “tatty” hardly comes close to describing most of the tree toppers. However, I kinda like the one that sez “Tree” and the Hen topper….both would require theme trees but they made me giggle. The hand blown glass Santa blew me away but in a REALLY good way, not like most of your whole post did. REALLY WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?

But I’m not going to “like” it; reprise of #1. Just may have to reblog this though cuz it is just so….well SO…… THANX for another enjoyable and laughable post OBT! ~~dru~~


Nevermind Elf on the Shelf. Want to keep the kiddies in line? Try this thing. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

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Fear the Cats of Hell.
Fur That Weighs to Much for Heat,
Cat Eyes Can Cause Death. ~~dru~~

When the pen takes control.

Fear the devils hounds
with ember eyes, midnight coats,
straining at the leash

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2016xmas9 ~~dru~~


A Word A Day





verb intr.: To celebrate boisterously.


Back formation from Mafeking (now Mafikeng), a town in South Africa, where a British garrison was besieged for 217 days during the Boer War. Lifting of the siege on May 17, 1900, sparked wild celebrations in London. Earliest documented use: 1900.


“Mother, may I go and maffick,
Tear around and hinder traffic?”
Saki aka HH Munro (1870-1916).


I THINK I’LL BE MAFFICKING ALL THE TIME FROM THE Feast of Fools all the way thru 12th Night!   ~~dru~~


Twelfth Night 


is a festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night on either 5 January or 6 January; the Church of England, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, celebrates Twelfth Night on the 5th and “refers to the night before Epiphany, the day when the nativity story tells us that the wise men visited the infant Jesus”.  

In Western Church traditions, the Twelfth Night concludes the TwelvesDays of Christmas; although, in others, the Twelfth Night can precede the Twelfth Day.  Bruce Forbes wrote: “In 567 the Council of Tours proclaimed that the entire period between Christmas and Epiphany should be considered part of the celebration, creating what became known as the twelve days of Christmas, or what the English called Christmastide. On the last of the twelve days, called Twelfth Night, various cultures developed a wide range of additional special festivities. The variation extends even to the issue of how to count the days. If Christmas Day is the first of the twelve days, then Twelfth Night would be on January 5, the eve of Epiphany. If December 26, the day after Christmas, is the first day, then Twelfth Night falls on January 6, the evening of Epiphany itself.

A belief has arisen in modern times, in some English-speaking countries, that it is unlucky to leave Christmas decorations hanging after Twelfth Night, a tradition originally attached to the festival of  Candlemas (2 February), which celebrates the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.    source: Wikipedia

In medieval and Tudor England, the Twelfth Night marked the end of a winter festival that started on All Hallows Eve — now more commonly known as Halloween. The Lord of Misrule symbolizes the world turning upside down. On this day, the King and all those who were high would become the peasants and vice versa. At the beginning of the Twelfth Night festival, a cake that contained a bean was eaten. The person who found the bean would rule the feast. Midnight signaled the end of his rule and the world would return to normal. The common theme was that the normal order of things was reversed. This Lord of Misrule tradition dates back to pre-Christian European festivals such as the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia.


Lord of Misrule

For other uses, see Lord of Misrule (disambiguation) and Lords of Misrule.

In England, the Lord of Misrule – known in Scotland as the Abbot of Unreason and in France as the Prince des Sots – was an officer appointed by lot at Christmas to preside over the Feast of Fools. The Lord of Misrule was generally a peasant or sub-deacon appointed to be in charge of Christmas revelries, which often included drunkenness and wild partying, in the pagan tradition of Saturnalia.

The Church held a similar festival involving a Boy Bishop. This custom was abolished by Henry VIII in 1541, restored by the Catholic Queen Mary I and again abolished by Protestant Elizabeth I, though here and there it lingered on for some time longer. On the Continent it was suppressed by the Council of Basle in 1431, but was revived in some places from time to time, even as late as the eighteenth century.

In the spirit of misrule, identified by the grinning masks in the corners, medieval floor tiles from the Derby Black Friary show a triumphant hunting hare mounted on a dog.

While mostly known as a British holiday custom, the appointment of a Lord of Misrule comes from antiquity. In ancient Rome, from the 17th to the 23rd of December, a Lord of Misrule was appointed for the feast of Saturnalia, in the guise of the good god Saturn. During this time the ordinary rules of life were subverted as masters served their slaves, and the offices of state were held by slaves. The Lord of Misrule presided over all of this, and had the power to command anyone to do anything during the holiday period. This holiday seems to be the precursor to the more modern holiday, and it carried over into the Christian era.

In the Tudor period the Lord of Misrule is mentioned a number of times by contemporary documents referring to revels both at court and among the ordinary people.



Just for a change…. A spinach, red onion, and white mushroom salad would be a great accompaniment and Christmas Butter Cookies would go well as a desert with this.Feliz Navadid. ~~dru~~

Once Upon a Paradigm


1 lb. ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

2 cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (8.75 oz.) corn, undrained

1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chiles, undrained

6 flour tortillas (8 inch)

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (or Mexican blend)

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp minced garlic

½ tsp Oregano

½ tsp crushed red pepper*


  1. Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet over medium heat and then drain.
  2. Add tomato sauce, beans, corn, and green chiles. Mix well.
  3. Stir in all the spices except the red pepper, and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and let simmer about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the red pepper (optional).
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Spray a lasagna pan (11x9x2) with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Spread a small amount of the meat mixture on bottom of pan…

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