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calendar   Wednesday - November 14, 2018

The One, The Only



Ruh roh. Winter is coming. Snow tomorrow. And we haven’t put out the salt buckets yet. Crivens. Nothing like waiting to the last second. “When in panic or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout”. I did not want to spend 6 hours on this crap today. But I don’t see how there’s much choice.



Same recipe, different processing

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Monday’s loaf, on the left, was baked in an iron Dutch Oven. It was slightly underproofed. The crumb was tight and dense, the shallow cuts opened nicely. It came out golden and speckled; the perfect shade of glossy brown. The aroma was tremendous.

Tuesday’s loaf, on the right, was finished in a flour dusted banneton, and might be slightly overproofed. The cuts bloomed magnificently and the crust is so crisp it started cracking as it cooled off. The banneton is dusted with flour, so the loaf comes out a bit dull. Matt finish. I could have brushed it with egg white or olive oil halfway through the baking to shine it up. I haven’t cut into it yet, but given the size of the thing it has to have a big open crumb. It’s YUGE. Oddly, it didn’t give off the same whole house filling aroma while baking on a baking stone in the oven. Maybe the oven steam covers the scent?

Both loaves baked up to about 22 ounces. Both are destined to be stuffing for Thanksgiving, although it’s such an easy recipe I could always make more. It’s about the same recipe I posted the other day; 200gm starter, 40/180/180 flour mix, 13gm salt, 1 tsp instant yeast, 1 tsp EVOO, 1 tsp sugar, about 240gm warm water.

Is it good? Well, see that scrap of Monday’s loaf next to today’s loaf? That’s about all that was left when I got home from the condo meeting last night. Some little couch mouse ate nearly half a pound of it while watching TV.


I Have Met The Resistance And She’s A Nutjob

Last night was the big annual budget meeting for the condo association here. While they do have public meetings nearly every month, almost no one attends them. Except for when they release the budget for the coming year. Then a big crowd shows up, even though they really have no idea what all the budget categories are or what they mean. Micro government in action. It’s also time for the various committees to report, and submit their recommendations. Micro micro government.

Fast backstory: we had the main road in the village repaved a couple years ago. It’s a divided road with a narrow grass median down the middle. As part of the repaving project, 21 trees on that median had to be removed and their roots dug out. They were ailing, and old, and the roots were pushing up the road surface. Right. So, no more trees. Enter the Landscape Committee.

Half a dozen or so people volunteered for that committee, to tackle the big question of What Should We Plant??  The median is only 8 feet wide, so you really don’t want to plant trees that will grow really big and put out giant roots. Easy care is another plus, along with low water needs. With macadam just 4 feet away on either side, a thirsty kind of tree isn’t going to do well. Also the trees have to be tough, not drop a lot of mess, and not grow so tall and wide that driving on our village road is like going through a green tunnel. So that’s what they set out to do, looking things up and talking to nurseries and landscape people. And in theory, they’d reach a consensus, or at least narrow the selections down to a few kinds of tree, and then vote on them. That was a year and a half ago.

Well, they mostly did their job. They did a lot of legwork on their own time, and narrowed things down to just a couple kinds of tree, using the selection criteria that they had all worked out and agreed on. Except for ... let’s call her Jane. Jane D’oh. She did things her own way, having a landscape guy come here on his own time, and spend half his day walking up and down the road, eventually convincing her that some kind of pear tree was the right choice. And she accepted what he said, because he’s a professional. Unlike the arborists, nurserymen, landscapers, and state botanists that the other folks on the committee talked to, along with looking things up and learning all about trees. Riight. Put in a giant tree that drops a whole bunch of inedible fruit on the ground to rot. Good pick.

So they had their meetings, submitted their findings to each other, and discussed things for ages. And tried to reach a consensus, but they couldn’t. One member of the committee, guess who, wouldn’t listen to anything anyone else said, because she was certain that the pear tree was the best, indeed the only, choice.  So they put it to a vote, and she lost. As a group, they decided on two or three other types of tree. Hey, democracy in action, right? Wrong. I guess she felt she’d won the popular vote of one, and wasn’t going to accept the decision of the evil patriarchy.

They were supposed to make their report to the board at last month’s meeting, so that the prices of the trees they picked could be worked into the budget and everything could move forward. Instead, Jane brought her argument to that meeting, and hijacked it, carrying on for the better part of an hour. Even though she was asked countless times to let it go, to back off, to accept her own committee’s decision. Nope. So, out of kindness and exhaustion, it went back to committee, and they tried to find agreement again. Meanwhile, everyone else on that group had looked up her kind of tree, and found that the thing grows to be 25 feet wide with an 18” thick trunk. Far too big for the little median. And they rejected that type of pear tree completely. But they know nothing because they didn’t talk to professionals!!!

She tried to do it again at last night’s meeting. The president of the board explicitly bent the rules for her, and gave her 3 minutes to have her say. Her first utterance was “Why do I only get 3 minutes?”, metaphorically kicking the gift horse in the teeth. And on and on she went. No one could interrupt her, oh no. But when finally, after about 15 minutes, she finally wound down, and the guy on the board who is also the head of the landscape committee tried to point out some counter facts, she interrupted him incessantly. The board president tried to keep decorum several times. “Please, one person talks at a time. Please don’t interrupt him; you’ve had your say now it’s his turn. Please, your committee voted, twice, and reached the same consensus both times. Please accept it.” None of that did a bit of good.

So, finally, after about a billion years, the 40 minute meeting stretched to over 2 hours, thanks Jane, the board voted on the landscape committee’s recommendation, and agreed to purchase 9 of the selected trees to see how they do, and another 12 in a year or two if they thrive.  Fine.

Are we done yet? Hella no.

Some woman in the audience, who was there primarily to complain that she can see and hear the highway from her unit that’s right next to the highway, took the board president to task, saying how rude he was, and arrogant, and sexist, and so on. Because he’d politely tried to stop this Jane person from hijacking yet another meeting to exorcise exercise her pet peeve. And he sat there and calmly explained all that to this other one, and how, as board president, it was his job to keep order and try to stick to the agenda. To which she told him that what he said was just more proof of his condescending attitude.

Holy shit. If you’re in the military, and you undercut your lieutenant to the captain, you’re in a world of hurt. If you’re in the corporate world, and you behave like this at a meeting with the big boss, you’re out of a job. If you acted like this when I worked night crew, you’d get a punch in the mouth in no short order.

As the meeting finally broke up, I went over and told the board president that he was my hero of the day for keeping his cool, and that lady #2 was way out of line as well.

As we’re walking out to our cars I saw Jane driving away. There’s a big RESIST bumper sticker on the back of her Prius.



Here’s your next TWO YEARS of news. Maybe your next SIX YEARS of news.

Democrat Plan For Governing: Use Courts As Weapon For Non-Stop Revenge On Trump

85 Supoenas, Investigations, Lawsuits. So Far.

Now that they’re set to assume control of the House, there are at least 85 topics that Democrats have said they’d target — or are expected to target — in the forthcoming torrent of investigations and subpoenas to be directed at the Trump White House, according to Axios’ reporting and analysis of members’ public comments.

Between the lines: Don‘t expect everything all at once. Incoming House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff told “Axios on HBO” that each committee plans to prioritize what they view as the most pressing topics, which he says range from Trump’s potential business dealings with Russia to where things currently stand with North Korea.

Jonathan Swan wrote in August that Republicans had already catalogued numerous oversight targets that Democrats had signaled, including:

President Trump’s tax returns
Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
James Comey’s firing
Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys

blah blah blah, on an on. Nasty, bitter, evil little infants. All they can do is try to get even. Because it’s not faaaaair that they don’t get their way with everything all the time.

Thanks for the endless shit sandwich, Blue State commie voters.


No evidence of voter fraud in Broward County

Florida Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter said there is no evidence of wrongdoing in Broward County, where some Republicans — including President Trump and Gov. Rick Scott — have, without evidence, accused Democrats of committing voter fraud, reports AP.

The big picture: Tuter added that the rhetoric surrounding the ongoing recount in Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races must be toned down in order to assure citizens that the election’s integrity is being protected.

This is like Fire Marshall Bill showing up to look at the cooling ashes of where the barn used to be, and saying “There’s no fire here”. Asshat. They already got rid of the evidence. Meanwhile, sit down and shut up, and be a good plebe. The integrity is being protected. What a load.


I love the insanity of the Left. Whack a doodle doo, hit one out of the park, over the horizon moonbattery to the Nth power

California Burning? Blame Trump!

It’s not like they don’t have a dozen big fires there every single year, always.

President Trump was partly responsible for the California fires because he ‘denies’ climate change. At least that’s what liberal California would have us believe.

[ sounds like God’s vengeance ... except those nutballs don’t believe in God ]

The latest alarmist to make political capital out of the fires is California Governor Jerry Brown, who on Sunday – in the wake of celebrities including rocker Neil Young and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel – sought to pin them on climate change.

According to Politico:

Brown called California’s recent battles with massive wildfires “the new abnormal.” He added: “Scientists and the engineers and the firefighters all tell us forest management is one element’’ to control them, but warned governments must address “a whole range of actions” to address a problem he said may cost “billions” of dollars to tackle.

“Managing all the forests everywhere we can does not stop climate change — and those that deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedy,’’ Brown said. “The chickens are coming home to roost. This is real here.” He advised that governments and officials need to be “pulling together in these tragic circumstances and thinking wisely,’’ while being “collaborative.’’

Governor Moonbeam, like many California liberals, has been mightily irked by the president’s claim that the fires were mainly down to the negligence and incompetence of the state’s authorities:

There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018

But Moonbeam’s fury is the rage of Caliban seeing himself reflected in the glass: it is highly unlikely that the fires had anything whatsoever to do with ‘climate change’; it is much more likely that they are at least partly the result of the green religion championed by Moonbeam and most of Hollywood.

As an experienced forester, Bob Zybach, told the Daily Caller earlier this year, many of the wildfires which have ravaged the western U.S. are a consequence of misguided, “eco-friendly” policies introduced in the Clinton era.

Of course the author makes a high-tone reference to Oscar Wilde’s take on Shakespeare’s sub-human character in The Tempest. How apropos for utterances and attitudes of the unhinged Left: “sound and fury, signifying nothing” ( which is actually from Macbeth, but WTH ).  You’ve got to use that BA in English when you can, right?

How come none of the fires a few years ago were Obama’s fault? They burned just as much, didn’t they?

Also, I can’t say whether the Left’s moral indignation is based on President Trump’s opinion that California is way behind the curve when it comes to water management, or whether keeping the bush neatly trimmed would be a good thing (ahem) to keep flare ups under control. Either one is accurate. So of course they’re going to have fits.

And yes, it would have been kinder if President Big Mouth had just kept it shut for another week or so. But honestly, these fires are nearly continuous, so when would be the right time for him to speak up?

Governor Moonbeam’s response is also typical Lefty. He’s all up on his non-GMO organic grass fed high horse, angrily responding to an allegation that the President didnt’ even make. Genius, that.

Brown, in a statement issued Sunday, said: “We have the best firefighters and first responders in the country working in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. We’re putting everything we’ve got into the fight against these fires and this request ensures communities on the front lines get additional federal aid.’’

Which isn’t DJT’s point at all. His point is that California isn’t doing anything to prevent these fires from starting and spreading in the first place. And then they come crying for money, every time. And go right back to their “hands off” approach to forest management. So why reward foolish behavior?


Cat blogging ... which means I’ve reached the bottom of the barrel. But ours are so cute. And free entertainment. The littlest one rolled herself up in a bit of wrapping paper that was on the floor and made herself into a birthday present with just her cute little face sticking out. But by the time we got a camera, she ran away.



What is up with AR-zona??

Sinema widens lead on McSally in Arizona Senate race as vote counting continues

Are they just lazy out there, or are they really stupid, or do they do this crap just to annoy the rest of the country? For land’s sake, if you can’t get your votes counted in a few hours, you’re a) incompetent, b) doing it wrong, c) probably rigging the game. Get your act together Arizona, you’re an embarrassment.

Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema increased her advantage over Republican challenger Martha McSally in the Arizona U.S. Senate to more than 32,000 votes Sunday as the state’s gradual count continued.

As of 8:30 p.m. ET, Sinema had received 1,071,280 votes statewide, giving her 49.58 percent, according to the Arizona Secretary of State office. Meanwhile, McSally received 1,038,988 votes, giving her 48.07 percent.

In Maricopa County, where approximately 162,000 ballots remained uncounted, Sinema received 649,445 while McSally received 603,070, officials said. Sunday’s tally included a batch from Maricopa County, the most populous in the state, that Republicans hoped could help McSally narrow the margin. Instead, it added 2,200 to Sinema’s lead.

Late Sunday, Sinema’s campaign claimed that the Democrat’s lead was “insurmountable.”

“Kyrsten has now expanded her overall lead to 32,640 or 1.52 percent, meaning McSally would have to win the remainder of Maricopa ballots by 22 percent to take the lead in this race,” Sinema spokesman Andrew Piatt said in a statement. “This is not plausible. Kyrsten will be declared the next U.S. Senator from Arizona.”

About 200,000 votes remain uncounted across the state and officials estimate that all ballots won’t be tallied until Thursday.

WTF cowgirls? Try putting some staff on the job. Not just your drunkard uncle who has nothing else to do. Invest in some ballot counting machines. Get the job done by 7am Eastern the next morning, or wear the fool’s cap. It takes them 9 days to count barely more than 2.2 million ballots? Suckage, much. Turbo mode losers.



Stupid Criminal Of The Day, English Edition

Kentish police captured the Folkestone bungler burglar. The guy apparently thought the was Smaug the dragon from The Hobbit; the cops found him asleep on his horde of stolen swag, cuddled up to a box of jewels. Of course he says he’s innocent, and has no idea where all that loot came from. Riight. To the tanty, 7 years!!

A burglar who was found fast asleep cradling stolen jewellery in his arms, has been jailed. Anthony Foord had burgled a house in Folkestone on 5 May, taking both the jewellery and money.

Police tracked him down three days later after finding his DNA on a bottle left at the scene. They also received information that the 39-year-old was involved.

When they raided a property he was staying in, they found him asleep on the sofa holding a jewellery box close to his chest.

“He was surrounded by more than 180 other items including earrings, more jewellery boxes and watches,” a spokesperson for Kent Police said. “Foord denied any involvement in the break-in and told officers he couldn’t explain where all the goods had come from.”

A jury found him guilty of burglary at Canterbury Crown Court and he was jailed for seven years.

“Oi, I know! I’ll stop robbing this home, have a lager from their icebox, and leave the bottle on the counter. “

Pure genius. What an oik.


Hooray! World War I, “The Great War” ended 100 years ago this morning.

More hooray! I began 58 years ago today. HB2M!



As Florida voting shennanigans go into overdrive and a recount looms, here’s a quick way to tell that election cheating is rampant: enemedia outlet CNN runs an op-ed claiming the election wasn’t fair and was biased in favor of the GOP. Leftists live for projection. Whatever they’re doing, they claim the other side is doing. And they’ve been doing this for everything and anything for decades and decades.

Now the story moves to Georgia. Funny, everywhere the Dem candidate is losing seems to be a totally unfair election system. If the GOP is in charge. If the Dems are running the show, then massive cheating is going on ex post facto to make the loser Dem win anyway. When does the revolution start?


If we are honest, the early conventional wisdom was Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams had zero chance of beating Republican Brian Kemp. She is a progressive black woman running for governor against a conservative white man in a deep-red state that Trump won handily in 2016.

But the truth is: Her campaign was so good, and she is so compelling, that Abrams would almost certainly be governor-elect right now—if the election had been fair.

As the final votes are tallied, Kemp enjoys a razor-thin margin—but it is the product of misconduct so brazen and unethical that UN monitors would likely declare a stolen election if the contest were held in another country.

And of course, since the author is a Person Of Preferred Pigmentation, it’s all RAYCIS. Bad Bad Gobner Kemp done mess wit da polls and da rolls and shut down votin playses where da black folk done voted. Because RAYCIS.

What a crock of twaddle. STFU.


Oh, and of course, as always, when the Republicans point out the monkeyshines, the media ALWAYS says it’s some loony tinfoil hat conspiracy theory

The establishment media is dismissing the election scandal in Florida as a conservative conspiracy theory, but the evidence indicates something strange is afoot.

Republican Governor Rick Scott beat incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for the state’s open Senate seat, but days after the election, election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties were still adding votes to the tally.

The supervisors refused to share where the additional ballots were coming from and how many were left to count, leading Republicans in the state to cry foul.

The media swiftly rebuked Republican concerns of potential fraud or misconduct as “conspiracy theories” cooked up to deny Democrats the election.

Will Sommer of The Daily Beast wrote, “Republican and internet conspiracy theorists are freaking out as new ballots threaten their Florida Senate win.”


Happy Birthday USMC. 243 years old, and you hardly look a day over 170.




Oops we did it again

Another week at Cheap League, and another week we won all 7. In spite of J, our self-isolated teammate who does his level best to make us lose, I swear. Anyway, our record over the past 5 weeks is 7-0, 7-0, 0-7, 7-0, 7-0. And that’s not bad at all. Teammate D was out tonight, he’s been in the hospital. Poor guy has all kinds of lung problems. We hear he’s home now and doing better, but we were shy one player tonight. And then we saw our young friend Seamus, who we had bowled with on summer league a couple years ago. Seamy, you wanna sub? Great, you’re with us. And he bowled great. And my honey bowled great, throwing her best ever game of 235. I don’t know if she’s ever done that before, but if she hasn’t then she just won herself a 75 Over Game pin from USBC. Seamy threw a 257 that game, I did pretty good too, and we won that one by a fat margin. So we had the first 2 games, with a good amount of margin, which put us in a nice position for winning total wood as well. So J almost literally drops the ball, and bowled like a total hoser in game 3. Sadly, he threw a 112, 50 under his average. Which is perhaps the worst he could do; if he’d thrown just 1 pin less he’d have had a 111, which is a in-joke score that wins you a roll of toilet paper at the end of the season. So he even blew that. I wasn’t having a great game, but I pulled it together and laid down strikes in the 9th and 10th, putting us within 30 pins of the other team’s final score. And Seamus was anchor, coming in with a strike in the 9th. And he rolled X X to start the 10th, which gave us 50 pins right there. So we won that one too. Yay us.

We don’t know if D will be back next week, or up to rolling. So we let Seamy know that if he happens to come by, we might just need him again. He’s a great guy, not even half our age, with a young wife and a little toddler. But he’s good people, and we get along just fine.

Maybe we should check the standings sheet next week. We’ve got to be up near the top places by now, and the season is already a third over. Maybe this will be our year. Finally. Fingers crossed.


Yes, I’m still here. I just haven’t had the gumption to blog. I’ve been working extra hours, which is nice. I even have to work a bit tomorrow, which is a first. But I’ll have the van, so I can buy some plywood while I’m on company time.

Utterly miserable weather. Again. Welcome to November!


Let The Cheating Commence!

Typical inexcusable BS with the elections. Which ALWAYS favor the Democrats. ALWAYS.

Not in this day and age. Missing ballots magically found? Bullshit. Fraud? Unacceptable. You’re under arrest. Go directly to jail, do not collect $200. Community Agitators running the show? GTFOT. Buh bye! The job only goes to Ms. Mundane, the little apolitical mouse who works at County.

You the Town Clerk get the voter rolls squared away at least a month before the elections or A) you go to jail, B) you’re fired, and C) no elections in your district will be held. Period.

Mail in ballots must arrive at least 5 days before the election. Which means the last acceptable postmark is 2 weeks before the election day, so that they can all be verified and counted ahead of time. Comes in too late, it goes in the shredder. Period. Tough luck you lazy schmuck. Next time mail it earlier or just go to the polls like everybody else. You ain’t special.

There is no Same Day Registration. Tough. Get it done 90 days ahead of time, or you’re not voting in this election. Boo freakin hoo. Sure, you can register early if you’re turning 18 by Election Day. Do it 90 days ahead of time just like everybody else. Did you just move? Well, if you knew you were going to move, you should have applied for an absentee ballot at your old location. If you didn’t know and had to make an emergency last minute move, then you can drive back and vote at your old place where you are already registered. Otherwise, tough titties, you just disenfranchised yourself for this election.

Make these changes now and advertise the heck out of them. Sure, there will be lots of crying and whining at the next election. Suck it up buttercup. Then it becomes the new normal, and everybody does it right from then on in.

If I had even the smallest faith that they could build and maintain a secure database and voting system that could not be hacked or accessed by anyone else in any branch of government, ESPECIALLY law enforcement, then I’d say we should have digital fingerprint national voter ID. Then we could avoid all this nonsense. Say I’m in Oshkosh on Election Day. I go to the polls there, scan my finger, and the voting device shows me my Hunterdon County New Jersey ballot. One and done, from anywhere. Sure, when you go to register your finger, all kinds of background checks get done. Instantly. And if you don’t come up a felon, or a deadbeat dad behind on child support, or whatever, then you’re in. Oh, and here’s your USA CCW license. Free. Because you’re an honest American. If you want to use it, go take the required training classes and get your Stamp of Completion. Then you’re golden. Unless you become a criminal, in which case you’re hosed.



Isn’t it about time we were done with all the “First” stuff, and just be people? Americans? How about a touch of unity?

In Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids beat a GOP incumbent to become the first gay Native American woman elected to the House. But in Kentucky, one of the top Democratic recruits, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, lost her bid to oust to three-term Rep. Andy Barr.

You know what? I don’t think anyone has ever elected a tri-gendered hispano-eskimo-indonesian Zoroastrian to any office anywhere. Isn’t about high time we did? Stop the isolationism! Stop the chauvinism!!

What a bunch of potato heads.

UPDATE: I should have learned with Susan Rice. It only counts as a “first” if you’re a Democrat ...

If you’re hearing the name “Young Kim” for the first time today, you’re not the only one. Indeed, in a world where the media will hype the identity of a political candidate so long as they check the right identity boxes (female, gay, transgender, Muslim, black, etc.), they are mysteriously silent about Kim, who is now the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. Why? Because she’s a Republican, of course!


Depressing, isn’t it? The media will adore a clueless socialist like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for being young and a woman, but for Young Kim, the (R) next to her name makes her invisible.


Now I’ve heard everything. “Ring shaming” is a thing.

Bro, like they say, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. Time to go fishing.

A soon-to-be fiancée was slammed online after she discovered her engagement ring in her boyfriend’s belongings and complained about it on Facebook — before the proposal even happened.

After the unidentified woman found the ring in his nightstand, she uploaded a photo in a “ring shaming” Facebook group, a community dedicated to criticizing engagement baubles, Yahoo reported.

“Ewwwww. Self shame Friday here I come,” she wrote. “Found this in the BF’s nightstand. Not a fan.”

She then asked fellow members to join in on roasting her ring and solicited advice for how to tell her boyfriend to “tactfully” get a different diamond.

The post made its way to Reddit where angered users called out the mystery woman’s complaint.

“I hope the guy sees this and breaks up. Seriously if that’s the type of person she is nobody should marry her until she fixes her attitude,” one person wrote.

Talk about your Material Girl. Dude, run away as fast as you can. She wants to marry a bank account, and have a guy who functions as a fashion accessory. RUN.

And a whole online community exists dedicated to criticizing engagement rings? And then the femizanis sit around and complain that guys won’t commit. Gosh, I wonder why?


Well, we survived Election Day. With the Dems taking the House, we now have a couple years of our federal legislature getting almost nothing done, while continuing to spend trillions.



Bloody miserable weather today. Chilly, wet, gusty. An excellent day to stay inside, crawl back under the covers, and sleep it out.  Sadly, I’ve got things that need doing.

A minor update on that bread recipe. Next time I’m going to try using either just 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of instant yeast. A full measure (1 1/2tsp), along with the large amount of yeast infused starter, is just too much. Slow it down a bit. If it takes 2 1/2 hours to double initially, that’s still twice as fast as plain sourdough. And the longer it takes, the better it tastes. I might cut the oil down to about a teaspoon too. You don’t really need it, but it does make the dough much softer. Another version might add 50gm Semolina in place of 25gm each of KABF and AP flour. And watch the water. Measure out the full amount, but don’t add it all unless necessary. You want smooth dough, but not runny glop. Not that this was runny glop, but the exact hydration level of bread is very temperature and humidity dependent. So go for less at first, and add only as really needed.

Election Day is tomorrow. I will be voting, and I hope you will be too. Let’s hope enough sensible people turn out and vote sensibly. Put down this socialist progressivist marxist resistance garbage for good.

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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
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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