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calendar   Wednesday - December 28, 2011

A Small Corner In Hell

The “Babysitter” Did It

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned a 9-year-old Indiana girl to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at his home and dumping the rest of her remains nearby, police said Tuesday.

Allen County sheriff’s investigators said in an affidavit that 39-year-old Michael Plumadore admits he killed Aliahna Lemmon on Thursday.

According to the affidavit, Plumadore told police that after beating Aliahna to death, he stuffed her body into trash bags and hid her in the freezer at his home in a rundown trailer park in Fort Wayne. He said he later chopped up her body and stuffed her remains into freezer bags.

Police said Plumadore told them he had hidden Aliahna’s head, feet and hands at his trailer and discarded her other remains at a nearby business. Police obtained a warrant to search his trailer on Monday and found the body parts.

Aliahna and her two younger sisters were staying with Plumadore because their mother had been sick with the flu.

A state website shows that 15 registered sex offenders live in the park that numbers about two dozen homes. Plumadore is not on Indiana’s registered sex offenders list. He has a criminal record in Florida and North Carolina that includes convictions for trespassing and assault.

The girl’s relatives told the newspaper that Plumadore had cared for Aliahna’s ailing grandfather until his death early this month and was living in her grandfather’s mobile home.

“He was a trusted family friend,” Aliahna’s step-grandfather, David Story, told The Associated Press late Monday, saying he was surprised by the arrest.

This is terribly sad, and frightening as heck. AT LEAST 16 of the 24 homes in the trailer park are occupied by felons and perverts. If I were the Indiana police, I’d look real close at grandpa’s autopsy report. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/28/2011 at 08:20 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - December 25, 2011

Last Second Christmas Post

In our family, there is almost always somebody who, late on Christmas day, suddenly leaps up and says “Oh! I had another present for _____, but I forgot to wrap it! I’ll be right back!” It almost never fails. This year it was the opposite; when my wife and I got done wrapping everything, we had one present left over. How did that happen? Who should we give it to?

So in the late afternoon, we brought it out and asked the crowd “Who doesn’t own a microplane?" Predictably, my SIL goes “What the !@#$ is a microplane?” So she got it. This is a family of cooks, so we all have several of them. Best woodworking tool that ever made its way into the kitchen drawer, they now come in several shapes and sizes and different gratings. But the thing started out as a wood rasp. Seriously. And is perfect for hard cheese, nutmeg, stick cinnamon, and so forth.

So anyway, here’s a last minute bit of Steve Crowder, that was hiding in a corner of my inbox.  And with that, I bid you goodnight.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/25/2011 at 11:33 PM   
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Calling All English


What is the best beer to use for fish ‘n chips batter?
What is the best batter? Egg or no egg, leave the leavening in, or leave it out?
Add a bit of cornmeal, egad??

I did my deep fried cod, and I used a beer batter recipe that had a couple eggs and some baking soda and baking powder in it. It said to add a beer. So I took a Coors Lite, that I had on hand for the holiday because that’s what my brother in law drinks, and I used that. MISTAKE.

Oh, it fried up just fine. And the fish was wonderful. Before giving it the batter I gave the pieces a dusting of black pepper and smoked Spanish paprika, and that flavor came through marvelously. But the crispy coating was rather ... blah tasting, and where it went on too thick it was a bit cakey on the inside. I chose the wrong beer, figuring, WTH, let me get rid of this stuff because I’ll never drink it. Come on, it came in plastic bottles for crying out loud. Wrong thought process. You need to use a beer with flavor, lots and lots of flavor, to get the coating right.

Do I want a balanced dark brew, or a sharp hoppy one like an IPA or something made with lots of Kent Goldings (oh heaven in a glass!), or do I want a rich, thick, creamy beer/ale/stout that’s heavy on the malts? Guiness Draught, Fuller’s London Porter, etc. Plain malts, or the darkly roasted chocolaty ones?

I have a good beer guy locally. If it comes in a bottle, I can get my hands on it. Newcastle Brown, no problem. Leinenkugel’s, easy. Lone Star, Red Stripe, Olympia, Anchor Steam Porter; no sweat. John Courage Bitter ... I know where to get some of that too.

So for next time, what works best? Should I avoid the leavening? Should I use a recipe with some corn meal in it, or should I just stick with Paula Dean’s basic one that adds quite a bit of salt and garlic powder?


Parsley??? A few tablespoonsful of apple cider vinegar and some Fines Herbes??


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/25/2011 at 10:48 PM   
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For Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

No, OCM is no longer allowed to comment here. But he isn’t dead, and I am NOT completely out of touch with him. We just don’t see eye to eye sometimes. Often. Doesn’t mean he’s now an enemy.

So, since it’s Christmas and I just ran a “speaking up for those with no voices” post, here’s his reply to some comment left regarding him the other day. He gets his say, then it’s over. No flame wars forthwith.

And since it’s still Christmas, and we ARE talking about dear Old Cat Man, his words are below the fold for decency’s sake.

Now that all the relatives have gone home, and I’ve had my Christmas lunch made from the leftovers of yesterday’s feast ... we did The Italian Thing With All The Fish ... and taken a nice nap from that ...  now it’s time to fire up the fryer and deep fry some of the cod nobody had room for then.

Funny how all 3 of the cheesecakes I made are little more than crumbs, and every single last morsel of the giant sushi and sashimi platter my wife put together is gone. We still have a bit of herring, and about a third of a salmon ball, and a few weeks worth of extra beer and soda. But nearly everything else got et right up, and my scotch supply has a major dent in it. But the house is still nice and clean, whoo hoo!! All in all, a good showing on our part.

Hope your Christmas festivities went just as well as ours did.

See More Below The Fold


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/25/2011 at 09:00 PM   
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A present without wrapping paper

This is not a notice of retraction, or a statement that one of our old posts has been removed. It is a small notice that enough information has become available to me to admit that at least one of the angles in a news story we ran with last June may have been false, for whatever reason. So let’s call this a Grain of Salt Notification, and when I get or locate more information I will do more if that seems to be the correct course of action. The price of freedom is responsibility, and I am always willing to take the necessary steps that go with that. That’s the other side of the journalistic coin, whether the government considers me to be an official journalist or not.

Therefore I have updated the Tacoma shooting story from last summer with a fair sized lead-in paragraph that says that there is reasonable doubt about the accuracy of at least one aspect of the story.

I am waiting for more information from his friends that will help clarify this situation. It will never be a good situation; a man is dead. But there is no reason to support a false meme (or several of them), and the little I’ve found so far is enough to cast reasonable doubt on that. Not proof, but reasonable doubt ... against a misstatement/misunderstanding/malicious rumor/bit of emergency CYA perhaps. Welcome to the digital age; that’s about the best I can do right now. It’s not like we’ve never seen a smear campaign go on before. Herman Cain, Robert Bjork anyone?

If and when I get more information I will consider it and may edit out large parts of this story. Until such time it stands, but it would be irresponsible of me to not stridently point out that one, several, or nearly all the parts of this story may be wrong or false. Give the deceased a fair shake, because he can no longer speak for himself.

Merry Christmas.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/25/2011 at 08:48 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to all the BMEWSd!


Let me also leave you with this: The Prayer of St. Francis. I memorized it years ago and still use it for meditation.

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy!

Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

I think we will need such sentiments in the coming election year.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/24/2011 at 09:04 AM   
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calendar   Friday - December 23, 2011

Fast Bowling Post

Cheap League: 7-0 for another week, this might move us into 3rd. Gotta go now!


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/23/2011 at 11:17 AM   
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The music of Steve Mcdonald

Dedicated to peiper, who might appreciate the music and historical background.

My most recent music discovery: The works of Steve McDonald. Here’s a sample from YouTube:

I have four of his albums:

Highland Farewell
Sons of Somerled
Stone of Destiny

They are all good.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/23/2011 at 11:37 AM   
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sign of the politically correct times

When I was a kid there were folks of different religions and from time to time one might be critical of another but it wasn’t open warfare.
When Christmas came along, there didn’t seem to be any differences as everyone enjoyed the lights and the decorations and the carols and naturally the trees and the gifts under same.  TV was blk and white, late night TV had Jerry Lester with Dagmar and a program called Broadway Open House. Otherwise there was a test pattern.
A must see was Alastair Sim’s portrayal of Scrooge.

I guess my point is that nobody I ever knew who was Jewish for example, including myself and my family, were ever at any point offended or put out or pained in any way by the public displays of the nativity scene. Or Christmas trees. Or the Christmas season.  And Christmas in New York was a yearly treat at a time when everybody wished everyone a Merry Christmas and thought nothing of it because nobody was offended.

Now all these years later we find this pc nonsense where suddenly Christmas decorations could be seen as offensive.  Jeesh.  What a crappy, stupid world the left has forced on us all.  And not only Christians.  I like Christmas, I enjoy the season.  If I have any complaint it’s that is isn’t snowing.
But some fools just have to make things difficult and insist on turning back a thousand years of tradition, okay, less in the case of decorations, on the off chance that some minority somewhere might be displeased. 

Scrooge civil service bosses ban Christmas decorations from government office for being ‘inappropriate in a modern, diverse workplace’


Christmas decorations have been banned at a government office by Scrooge pen pushers who say they are inappropriate in a ‘diverse workplace’.

Staff at the Rural Payments Agency office in Clyst St Mary, Devon, were ordered to take down the tinsel and baubles so that the workplace would keep its professional look.

Staff, unions and the local MP have all criticised the decision, branding it as being un-Christian.

Conservative MP Hugo Swire said: ‘We live in a Christian country and Christmas is our annual Christian holiday. People quite rightly like to celebrate it.

‘I would only suggest that the person who made that decision takes a no-doubt very well earned and very, very long sabbatical.’

One member of staff said: ‘It feels like they want to ban Christmas altogether. It is outrageous.

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That’s my last for today. Sorry to let the side down but my throat feels really bad, so going to bed with hot drink and a book.

and again ....


and if some over sensitive soul finds that offensive, move to country where Christmas isn’t. 


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/23/2011 at 10:35 AM   
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Might be light on the posting but check anyway.

Busy and getting ready with things to take to friend’s house on Christmas day.  Trad. English dinner, been there every Christmas since we got here, and for almost 30 years the mil went there too.  My worry at the moment is, will this darn dry and scratchy throat get worse in the next 24 hours. Great time to start feeling like I should be on a diet of toast and tea and chicken broth.  Grumble. 

Here’s wishing all of you the best and a good New Year too.  There’s always hope if nothing else.



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/23/2011 at 08:21 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 22, 2011

CHRISTMAS FUTURE?  not a good sign if it is.

OK first of all I think those leaders mentioned here are a bit OTT saying the stores are ashamed to sell religious cards.  But they should be for joining the oh so tacky and crude pandering to bad taste.  I might be way off base here. Maybe it’s age.  But I really see nothing witty, or clever or funny about these cards.

Last month I sent what many would think of as a crude birthday card to an old and dear friend in Franklin, Tn.  Since we’re both of an age and both experiencing those damnable things that accompany old age, the card addressed the funny side of aging (there really isn’t any) and although a bit crude it wasn’t vile and addressed head on our experiences.  It was a personal thing between friends. 

Somehow though, I see this in a different light altogether.  There’s something not right about it.  OK, free speech and free expression and some of it would be called art by some ppl. Which naturally makes it all okay.  Really?
I wonder if the ppl who produced this material would be so brave as to do a number on islam and the prophet.
Yeah. Sure.  When pigs learn to fly.

Stores ‘ashamed’ to sell religious cards… but obscene ones litter the High Street

Supermarkets have become ‘ashamed’ of selling Christmas cards with religious themes, Christian leaders said yesterday.
They claimed a creeping ‘multicultural indoctrination’ had led to an aversion to Christianity, and that shops were worried about stocking cards that might offend other faiths.
The rebuke to Britain’s big four supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – came as a snapshot poll by the Daily Mail revealed the tiny number of religious cards on sale.


Christmas cards emblazoned with obscenities are on sale across Britain’s High Streets.
One card showing a quintessential 50s family inside a wreath reads ‘Merry Christmas W*****’, while another depicts a pair of carol singers with the words ‘Merry F****** Christmas.’ A third says: ‘Merry Christmas You F****** F*****.’
In total, dozens of the explicit cards are on sale in branches of Scribbler. Each costs around £2.50.
Mike Judge, of the Christian Institute, said: ‘You don’t have to be a prude to see this is inappropriate at what is, after all, a special time for families.’
Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams added: ‘Christmas is a time when we remember the birth of Jesus, a message of hope and peace for all people.  It is a great shame if Scribbler use it to promote obscenities.’
In the branch of the store in London’s Kensington High Street, the filth-ridden cards are part of a large display containing other family-orientated festive greetings.
One shows Santa saying: ‘Shh! Nobody knows I’m gay’ while another shows him with a cigarette in hand and the words: ‘F*** off! I’m smoking.’
A third shows a cheery-looking Father Christmas with the phrase ‘YOU ain’t getting s***!’
But Scribbler’s managing director John Procter described the cards as having a ‘schoolboy’ sense of humour.
‘It’s our company policy not to use expletives or such words in a gratuitous way. If we think it makes a joke then we will use one,’ he said.
‘We do group all of these rather rude cards together and keep them at eye level so children can’t see them.
‘I understand why some people might find them offensive. But they really are our best sellers and in reality we get very few complaints.’


Could someone enlighten me on something please. You’d think at my age and having traveled a few places in the world, I might know every single swear word there is.  I’ve even made a few up induced by computer malfunctions.
But I am stymied by this in the article. Cos I haven’t come across it before.

The second line in the article says Merry Christmas W*****.  Well, I guess I’m way behind the cuss curve on this cos I can’t think of a bad word that starts with a ‘W’ can you?

What the heck. I guess this is the way of this new world. 



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/22/2011 at 03:14 PM   
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it’s RACIST to use the word colored.  wtf. why is that a bad word? what’s next?

I just happened upon this a minute ago.  I don’t follow sports here, or as the Brits call it, Sport. No ‘s’ on the end.

But the headline caught my eye and I was going to pass on it until I realized the word was “colored.” There’s a video at the end at the link. Take look and listen.
His accent is pretty hard but judge for yourself if he said anything in an offensive way.  Or meant it to be taken as ridicule based on race.
Jeesh.  The stupid hand wringing bed wetters are making things worse by the day.

So then, an apology for the use of the word colored.  Fucked up politically correct left wing dictatorship has taken over.

Gaffe of the day: Alan Hansen forced to apologise after making race blunder TWICE on Match Of The Day

Outrage on Twitter after pundit calls black players ‘coloured’

England captain John Terry to be charged over alleged racist remarks

BBC pundit Alan Hansen is the latest to come under fire in football’s race row after making an embarrassing gaffe on Match of the Day.

The commentator - who is paid a huge £40,000 per show - shocked viewers by twice describing black players as ‘coloured’ when discussing the John Terry and Luis Suarez cases.

Fellow pundit Lee Dixon looked on in apparent discomfort as Hansen, 56, said: ‘I think there’s a lot of coloured players in all the major teams and there are lots of coloured players who are probably the best in the Premier League.

‘If you look at 25 or 30 years ago it was probably in a bad way - not as bad as some of the other nations on the Continent - but certainly there is always, always room for improvement.’

The ex-footballer had been discussing the separate allegations that England captain Terry and Liverpool striker Suarez have hurled racist abuse at other players on the pitch.

Ex-Liverpool star and broadcaster Stan Collymore was quoted in The Sun saying: ‘What colour would that be? Blue? Green? Orange?’

Although he didn’t see the incident, musician Example waded in to the debate, saying: ‘I didn’t see MOTD but did Alan Hansen really say ‘coloured players’?? Wow. Hand him his P45.’

Hansen was even labelled ‘ignorant’ and ‘overpaid’ by society blogger Toby Young on the Telegraph website - the same newspaper Hansen writes for as a columnist.

Mr Young wrote: ‘Alan Hansen, the overpaid football pundit, just dropped a clanger on Match of the Day. In fact, make that two clangers.

‘Clearly, Hansen’s intentions were honourable. But his ignorance is breathtaking. Is he really unaware that the word “coloured” has been verboten since the mid-70s?’

Hansen has now apologised, but it may come too late with fans and observers horrified at the lack of action to stamp out racism in football.

He said: ‘I unreservedly apologise for any offence caused. This was never my intention and I deeply regret the use of the word.’



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/22/2011 at 02:27 PM   
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not exactly just another rop story … this really exposes how stupid and backward they are

They are so damn pig ignorant. Barely even humans. Hey, are pigs really ignorant? Can’t be as ignorant as the sheep who follow the RoP.  Right?

The French have been trying, as I understand the reports, to make these stone age life forms assimilate more and become part of the French culture.  Waste of time and effort.  The only thing they (the French) will achieve will be the eventual watering down and demise of their own culture.  With traditions forgotten and apologies made to former colonies and with cross culture/ religion marriages etc., they will kiss goodbye to a 1,000 years of art, science, culture, language and learning, and a thousand years of annoying the Brits.  Of course, they’ll continue with that but by then all men will be bearded and women covered head to toe and French might become a dead language.
How’s that for a Christmas horror story?

Yeah I know, we do get our jollies cracking wise about them from time to time. Especially the Brits.  And especially now with the veto handed down recently by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on the eurozone issue.  Pissed off Sarkozy of France so much, he had a few words to say about Call Me Dave and another minister in the French govt. mouthed off about the Brit economy and then backed down.
Well the long and the short of it was that instead of becoming the honcho calling the shots from Paris, poor Mr. Sarkozy suddenly found himself isolated as the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, showed her diplomatic skills by not threatening England but instead has offered a compromise to placate the Brits and be friends.  Sarko not a happy camper tonight.
Anyway .... the man in question below can’t be French as reported. Not if he’s a muzzie. No way.
But I got sidetracked again. Here’s what this post is all about.

French Muslim jailed for punching nurse who tried to remove wife’s burqa during childbirth

A Muslim man who punched a nurse for trying to remove his wife’s burqa during childbirth has been jailed in France.
Nassim Mimoune, 24, had already been expelled from the delivery room for branding the midwife a ‘rapist’ as she carried out an intimate examination of his wife.
Then through a window he spotted the nurse taking off his wife’s burqa as she prepared to give birth.
He smashed open the locked door and hit the woman in the face, demanding she replace the full Islamic face veil.
As his wife delivered a baby boy, Mimoune was ejected from the building by security men from the hospital in Marseille and arrested for assault.
A judge in the southern French port jailed Mimoune for six months on Wednesday, telling him: ‘Your religious values are not superior to the laws of the republic.’



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getting into the Christmas spirit

too cute not to share ...
and how well I know this. once had a kitty who knocked over a small tree. tree had it coming tho. I witnessed the whole thing and the tree started it.
Still miss that cat. Miss all the ones we’ve had actually. And an Akita we were especially fond of named Moto. Funny what I start to remember at this time of year.



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/22/2011 at 01:22 PM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
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