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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Well the President has finally come down on the side of marriage. This is not only long overdue but also a political can't miss for President Bush. At one stroke, he consolidates his conservative base and manages to put the democrats aka party of sedition in the unenviable position of having to make a decision that either A) forces them to flip flop on the issue of states rights or B) alienate the far left wing wacko base by supporting a defense of marriage. Already I have been witness to the incredible sight of Jean "Effing" Kerry telling everyone who would listen that this was a states rights issue. Since when did democrats give a big rat's patootie about states rights? As I recall the democrats were only too happy to consider constitutional amendments in the wake of the 2000 election and their sniveling about the electoral college. Activist democrat judges pervert the Constitution and legislate from the bench on a daily basis but there is no outcry about states rights from the left then.

Of course, what about the biggie? What about abortion Monsieur Kerry? Wouldn't that also be a states rights issue? No of course not because the radical feminists who own your party and define your platform would howl bloody murder if the issue of abortion was left up to the individual states to decide. I'm sorry, but listening to a democrat speak about states rights is hollow. It is also hypocrisy. Of course there is no shortage of that where the party of sedition is concerned. Only today Shrillary Clinton gave a speech in which she stated that the United States all-volunteer armed forces was inadequate to the modern world. Her reasoning being that with a small volunteer force, American leaders were more inclined to send them in harm's way than they would be with a force of draftees who presumably would have armies of attorneys and upset parents poised at home for the protest. After all, their child didn't VOLUNTEER to fight. Nice double standard and elitist thinking Shrill one. The all-volunteer force was more than adequate when her husband was deploying them hither and yon on peacekeeping and nation building duties. Of course the dirty little secret is that American G.I.s were still fighting and dying even during the administration of IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton.

That all off my chest, what a miserable day. Rained harder than a cow peeing on a flat rock all day and my barometric shoulder ached like hell. Hard to prepare for golf season in weather like this. Goat Hills down in Carson never looked so good. Back to work on the putting carpet then. A's reported to camp today and here's hoping my curse on A-Rod takes. I've already had it with overbearing damnedyankee fans telling me how they've won 26 championships. With any luck, A-Rod will never see a championship in pinstripes.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Monday, February 23, 2004

Let me see if I can get this straight. Jean "Effing" Kerry says that you can't question his voting record on defense because he is a combat veteran. Apparently having the right equipment to do his job wasn't terribly important to him at the time. So now when questioned about his anti-defense voting record of the last 25 years, he cries foul. So according to Jean "Effing" Kerry, only combat veterans can conduct a war. Hmmm...well then how in hell did we manage to win WW2 with FDR at the helm. The closest he ever came to combat was domestic disputes with Eleanor. What about Honest Abe Lincoln? He only preserved the Nation through our bloodiest war and yet he never saw a day of combat either. I'm sorry but Mr. Jean "Effing" Kerry and his minions are going to have to do better than this in order to claim some sort of moral superiority on the voting record.

Now then, being a good Catholic boy, I'm trying to come up with dishes that we can eat around here that will satisfy the Lenten commitments of no meat on Fridays and the fasting of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. I think I came up with a winner today. I got this recipe down New Orleans way and it's really for an appetizer. It started out that way today too but the darn things are soo tasty, I never did get around to main dish. So without further delay, I give you Pancho's Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps.

2 6 oz cans of lump crab meat, drained
12 medium or large mushrooms
2 green onion finely chopped
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
2 tbsps of melted butter
1/4 c of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and rinse them, set aside for some other use. (I sauteed mine with bacon pieces for a spinach salad topping.) Now you can either scrape the gills out or not, I elected to do so to make more room and I rinsed the mushroom caps in cold water. I set them aside cap up on paper towels to drain. Next I combined the crabmeat, cheese, pepper, salt, breadcrumbs, onion and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Melt the butter and then add it to the crabmeat mixture tossing it gently so that the butter coats everything and acts as a binder. Now take the mixture and press it into the caps filling them and topping off about 1/2" above the mushroom cap. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet and transfer them to the oven. Bake them for about 15 mins or until the tops are lightly golden. Remove and serve hot. Good eatin' on ya....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Friday, February 20, 2004

Spring is around the corner. That means lots of things are about to happen. Spring thaw in Afghanistan and Pakistan means that our troops will soon be looking to flush Al Qaeda and Taliban hold outs if we are to believe the reports from the wire services. Additionally, it means troop rotations in Iraq and the approach of searing temperatures. Of course spring will also mean the real start of the presidential campaign. The question is can Kerry hold out against Edwards who is asking for a man to man debate? Kerry continues to gobble up endorsements from unions and all the corrupt money and vote fraud that that represents so you've got to like his chances. Of course G.W. Bush is hurting lately and it's not just because of the high profile press the dems have been getting due to the primaries.

Evangelical and economic conservatives are absolutely uninspired right now. The President's spending while reigned in somewhat on the discretionary side has hurt him greatly. He needs to continue to bring spending to heel and he needs to make a committed stand against the lawlessness and anarchy which has taken over San Francisco right now. The absolute flaunting of the law by the Mayor must be addressed and it must be dealt with. This is a no lose situation for President Bush and why he has failed to forcefully assert his support for a constitutional amendment or other solution is beyond me. Each day he waits he abandons more evangelical voters who will be desperately needed in November.

Of course spring also means baseball and golf are rapidly approaching. Time to break out the sticks and get them gripped. Maybe some new shoes and boy....that set of King Cobra irons is looking a little long in the tooth. Maybe I can find my way around a new set of bats to grace Goat Hills Golf Course with this year. In the meantime, I give you Miss America, Suzie Castillo....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

I really hate to sound like a socialist but sheesh....the rich get richer....comes now the damnedyankees to pick up Alex Rodriguez for enough money to buy a destroyer for the US Navy. George Steinbrenner is an absolute menace. Between the unbdridled greed of the players and a few of the owners, baseball is rapidly coming to a time when salary caps and revenue sharing are going to be forced upon them. Baseball can't currently survive another work stoppage, not with out of control salaries that are beyond the comprehension of Joe Sixpack and not with ongoing steroid scandals that tarnish the image of our National Pastime.

Besides which, what about the heart wrenching of the fans. It hurts enough to be an A's fan when year after year we are treated as a farm team by the damnedyankees. That certainly is suffering but nothing like the scale of suffering endured by Red Sox fans. Between the Curse of the Bambino and now the theft of A-Rod from under their noses by the most hated team in baseball, you have a tale of some 85 years of agony. Well I'm sorry A-Rod, I hope you suck. I hope the New York press eats you alive and that you wilt under the pressure. I hope you get off to a sub-Mendoza line start and your first home run doesn't come until Memorial Day. I pray you get the same old locker that once held Wally Pipp's cleats. May Steinbrenner misspell your name on your paycheck and transpose account numbers so that the electronic transfer actually sends the money to a needy Nigerian businessman. May your wife hate New York and file for divorce. May your kids begin to fail in a failing public school system. Don't have either? Then I hope you get a yakking', gum popping, overly made up New York broad for a wife. I hope she bears you kids in litters and that the kids grow up hating baseball. I hope your car gets the red death that comes to so many eastern autos....rust. May the infamous New York sewer alligators find their way to your toilet and may The Riddler, The Joker and The Penguin (not Ron Cey) all find homes in your new neighborhood. If this all sounds like too much to you, then maybe you could just tear your ACL on the final day of Spring Training?

I don't really hate you A-Rod, just the thought of you playing for the damnedyankees. One last thing, I hope pinstripes make you look 20 lbs heavier. I reckon damnedyankee is going to remain one word around my house for quite some time. Now then, "Let's Go Oakland!!!".

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Sunday, February 15, 2004

We have a definate winner with this week's recipe. I'm even posting it a day early because while some of you enjoy your federal holiday, I'll be hard at work crushing crime. Now I'm not usually short on words but I have yet to come up with a title for this week's recipe. It was something I just dreamed up and after some consultation with my cooking guru sister, Cris, I tried it out. Even my better half was impressed with the result, no mean trick there. Success declared, I give you Pancho's Pork Chops.

4 loin or center cut pork chops, about 3/4 to 1" thick
4 small red potatoes quartered
1 8 oz pkg of frozen artichoke hearts
1/4 lb of fresh green beans, rinsed, ends removed and snapped in half
1 pkg fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsps butter
1/4 c of white wine (I used Chenin Blanc)
2 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
2 large cloves of shallot, chopped

In a large skillet brown the chops, about 3 minutes a side over medium high heat. Once browned, remove the chops and cover them with foil. Now add the bacon to the skillet with the browned bits of pork chop. Cook about 1-2 mins until the bacon releases it's remaining fat. Now add the butter and stir the mixture while the butter melts. Once melted, add the garlic and shallot and cook until translucent. Once translucent, pour in the wine and reduce the mixture. Be sure to scrape up all those browned bits of pork and bacon. Once the mixture thickens a bit, add the potatos, green beans, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. Be sure to fold these into each other so that the sauce coats the vegetables evenly. Now place the pork chops back in the skillet on top of the vegetables. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the pork is cooked through. Serve with warm bread and a garden salad. If there is any of the white wine left over, it makes a nice accompaniment. Good eatin' on ya!

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Friday, February 13, 2004

Why is it that so many of these homegrown traitors and kooks are coming from the Northwest and West? Moot point what all of the traitors have in common is this. They are Muslims. Yesterday, Army National Guardsman Spc. Ryan Anderson was arrested on charges of attempting to contact the Al Qaeda terrorist network in order to pass top secret information to them about weaknesses in U.S. armor. Spc. Anderson's unit is due to be deployed to Iraq in the very near future. Anderson is a tank crewman in the very armor about whose weaknesses he was attempting to contact Al Qaeda. To look at a picture of Spc. Anderson you would think he was the boy next door however this particular boy next door possessed a degree in history from Washington State specializing in the Middle East and had converted to ISLAM 5 years ago.

Folks you may not want to admit it, you may not want to deal with it but the truth is as plain as the nose on your face. We are engaged in a religious war. This is about Islam vs. Christianity. Osama bin Laden refers to our troops in Iraq as Crusaders and while they may not be proselytizing among the infidel, they are just as assuredly a threat to radical Islam if they are successful in the implementation of democracy in Iraq. For our part here, whether we are secular in our beliefs or devout, it remains only to acknowledge that we are a nation founded on Christian principles. While our antecedents shouldered a sword and a shield on the road to Jerusalem, we are armed with keyboards, notepads and telephones. Our war must be waged to convince the public at large and our elected officials that ISLAM is the enemy. Profiling Islamists is not abridging someones' constitutional rights, it is a war strategy that makes sense. If you are Muslim, you must be more suspect than others. This is only prudence. We have all heard the awful stories of airport security details stopping 80 year Medal of Honor winners while young men carrying copies of the Koran prance onto an airplane. In the name of political correctness we are spiting ourselves and hamstringing our fight. Each of the arrested traitors so far in this war has had one thing in common. They are all Muslims and they cross all racial categories. If the common denominator is religion then it is foolhardy to ignore it.

This week, supermodel Kathy Ireland graces our page.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Monday, February 09, 2004

I'm more than a little disappointed in President Bush's appearance yesterday on Meet the Press. I understand that the President is not at his best when put in a situation where there is one on one, give and take and he has to answer questions on the fly. After all, he is not an attorney and as such he does much better when giving a speech or in a more informal atmosphere. I understand that President Bush is not the most articulate graduate of Harvards' MBA program but still, I wish he had been a little more forceful when answering the repeated questioning of the justification for War with Iraq. I have made the arguments here before and will continue to do so. Reader D. Lynch, Martinez, Ca. has kindly been keeping me in reading material of late and among the pieces have been several which point to a decentralization in manufacture of WMD.

In this respect, the production of these weapons has been outsourced as it were. The components are produced in many different areas of the globe and then brought together slowly in either rogue nations or terror havens such as Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. This is the great possibility of which we must be aware. The dems are trying to hamstring our response to the new threat by decrying the War in Iraq. In other words, while they failed for 8 years to address the growing threat and increasing activities of terrorists, the democrats would gladly trade American security in exchange for political expediency and gain. Get Kerry into the White House and THEN we can worry about Homeland Security and National Defense. The entire question of the War in Iraq becomes for the democrats a strawman argument, effectively shutting down progress on developing fronts because of a worry on the part of Republicans that the American public will believe the deceptions of the left. This doesn't exactly make me feel warm and fuzzy about my Republican brethren. They should be out there actively doing what the President himself doesn't seem able to do. ARTICULATE the Bush Doctrine of searching out and destroying terrorists and their enablers no matter where in the world they reside.

When the Bush Doctrine was first announced in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Americans rallied to the common sense of purpose that the President's declaration had established. That is gone now. The left is in full attack mode in the heat of an election year. A man makes a judgement call, based on his best estimate of intelligence gathered over years and affecting hundreds of thousands of lives. For making this decision, he is reviled by the left. Another man, demonstrably lies, accepts campaign contributions from foreign powers and argues the meaning of "is" in a court proceeding. This man is held in the highest regard by the left. It is truly amazing to me that people out there would vote for this party of sedition. Kerry will be no different. Another Yankee gigolo who has made his life out of lies and the hardwork of others. We would do well to remember the words of our Founding Fathers in times like these. George Washington warned of foreign entanglements. I wonder what he would have thought of democrats, accepting massive campaign contributions from China and attempting to subordinate our foreign policy to a corrupt agency like the United Nations?

Now then, this week we laid out some know, mini burgers a'la White Castle fame. They are wonderful, easy to make and a definate couch/gameday food. I picked this recipe up from Alton Brown of the Food Network and his show, Good Eats. This recipe is really simple so enjoy it...

1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb of ground chuck
8 3' buns or rolls, split in half. (I used Colombo potato dinner rolls)
2-3 tbsps mayonnaise

Combine onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper in small bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees, preheat a griddle to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the ground chuck in the middle of the pan. Cover the meat with with a large sheet of plastic wrap. Roll the meat with a rolling pin until it covers the surface of the pan, it should be very thin, no more than about 1/4". Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle the meat with the seasoning mixture. Fold the meat in half, from side to side, using the parchment paper. Use a pizza wheel to cut the meat into eight even squares.

Wrap the buns in foil and place them in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the burgers on the griddle and cook for 2-3 mins per side. Remove the buns from the oven. Spread a small amount of mayonnaise on each bun and top with the burger and any other condiments as desired. Serve immediately. I liked mine with some potato salad and here is a picture of White Castle's finished product...yours may or may not resemble same, but the flavor will sure be there....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Friday, February 06, 2004

Today we say Happy Birthday to the greatest President of the last 50 years. Ronald Reagan.

Of course it being Friday I thought that we could go back in time for this week's honoree. Being as we're celebrating Ronald Reagan's birthday, how about a nice image of a famous Hollywood Ingenue and noted Republican...Jane Russell...

Now then, this has been a bad week for me trying to keep pace with the many leftist attacks on the President and the shrill banging of the media drums in their haste to begin the campaign. How many times this week have we had to endure the dems loudly clamoring that the Iraq War was ginned up, that no WMDs have been found and that the President lied about an "Imminent Threat"? The President never said that the Iraqi's posed an imminent threat. What he did say, was that he would not wait until they DID pose an imminent threat in order to act and that he would not compromise American security and sovereignity to UN interests. If you don't like that, then certainly you are free to elect a democrat who would subordinate our interests to those of some corrupt third world organization.

Then there is the cry of, "where are the WMDs"? How in hell should I know? Intelligence is actually a game of best guess. My money says that the WMD are hidden in Iran or Syria or sold off to high bidders. What is NOT in question is that Saddam had them, Saddam used them against his enemies both foreign and domestic and that Saddam was in violation of 17 beloved UN resolutions. Sheesh....forgive me but I can't resist..this is becoming a graphics intensive day...I know we're going to hear this leftist mantra many more times in this election year so we might as well start now with the "Aw Geez" Guy...

Now then, it appearing more and more likely that John "Effing" Kerry is now the darling of the left and presumptive democrat presidential nominee, "here is a little background information on him.

Be sure to tune in Monday when I post a recipe for honest to goodness Sliders...White Castle style....

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Well today is S-Day. Super Tuesday and the day when the group of democrat presidential wannabees gets whittled down some more. Before I get going here though, I don't want any of you whisperin' a word of my analysis today to my better half. As some of you know I had surgery yesterday and she expects I'll be in bed recuperating. I will, but I figured that my readers deserved a little poignant political commentary, especially since I missed out on posting my weekly recipe yesterday.

In any event, l'll keep this short since I need to get back in the rack. After tonight, the group of 7 ought to be realistically whittled down to 2 or 3. Joe Lieberman will be tossed to the side of the road today as will Ashley Clark. "Howlin" Howie Dean is doing us all a favor and conceding today's races in favor of an impossible Michigan strategery. The good thing about it is he just might get p.o.'ed enough to fire up a third party candidacy. "Crazy" Al Sharpton, who has never had the chance of a snowball in hell is going to keep plugging throughout the South, in hopes of attracting enough delegates that he can be a power broker at the democrat convention in Boston. How appropriate that the dem convention should be in Massachusetts, where Kerry will be annointed.

No, after tonight you can count the candidates on one hand. Kerry is going to gain large today and may even pull off the upset in South Carolina. If he does, then "Breck Girl" Edwards better be ready for the vice-presidential phonecall and pack in his campaign. After tonight it's a battle for Dean to stay alive long enough to limp into Michigan. Everyone else save "Crazy Al" Sharpton understands that their chances of gaining the nomination die today. Even "Breck Girl" has been playing for second ever since New Hampshire. I just really want to see the insanity of Ashley Clark tonight. The chosen candidate of the Clintons', the manly military man who bared his v-neck for a gay magazine will be dead in the water tonight. Torpedo Los!!!!

As for John "Effing"'s a little reminder of his convictions...Sure he was a war hero, we'll hear that a million times in the coming months. Of course what you won't hear nearly as much about is how he dishonored the memories of those he served with when he returned and all in the name of establishing his political base in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.

And now Smilin' Paul is headed back to the rack...

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2004
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family