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Monday, August 30, 2004

It's killin' me I tellya...over the weekend, Jean Querry, the frenchurian candidate, man from Nantucket, he of the french boarding school education and billionaire bride...yes that guy, had the unmitigated gall to say that President Bush is out of touch with average Americans. This is the man who has apparently been planning his ascenscion to the presidency since he was teen. Not too many vets that I know of (and I have two in my family) took home movies and reenacted action scenes from Vietnam for later political display. Yes, that John Kerry the same man who recently flew his hair stylist across the country for a touchup before a rally. The same guy who maintains multi-million dollar homes in Idaho, Boston, Washington, Nantucket and who knows where else. Pardon me if I find this somewhat ironic and can someone please pass the canapes?

Speaking of foodstuffs, I'm gonna talk some about food today because truth to tell, I don't have a recipe handy. Summer is winding down and all I did all weekend was load up on grilled steaks, bbq corn and now even as I type this, I'm fixin' some fried chicken to accompany my already prepared potato salad. Yup, fried chicken and potato salad with corn on the cob, thats the supper menu around the Villa Hacienda today. It's one of those summer dishes that just never gets old and let's face it, summer is coming to end pretty quickly. I know because school started up today for my kids and those of us lucky enough to be pursuing our education online. In any event, I've already posted recipes for fried chicken and potato salad before so if the thought of some crispy homemade chicken has your mouth watering, you better check the archives and 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, August 27, 2004

Well today I managed to get down to Republican Party Headquarters where I was able to meet some lovely and intelligent ladies, staffing the office. I picked up the requisite Bush/Cheney bumperstickers and even got a few extras so if you're local and know where to find me, you can hit me up for one if you need it. I also managed a plug for my candidacy which given the impending election, might have to actually wait another 6 years. What the hell, I can start fundraising now and who knows? maybe I'll put together enough to print some yard signs of my own. Still though, it was nice to see such dedicated volunteer staffers at the Party HQ.

In other news, this weekend marks the beginning of a new semester which means more school for both me and the kids. I hope to maintain the quantity of posts if not the length. One of the classes I'm taking is Polisci 103 in order to fulfill a Nevada Constitution requirement. I expect lots of heated debate in the class and of course I'll be happy to report on the intellectual vanquishing of any leftists that might cloud the academic horizon. This being an election season and the class being at a local college, I fully expect at least one member of the disloyal opposition in class.

Speaking of expectations, it's Friday and that means the Friday Featurette about these parts. This week's honoree is gonzo blogger and Republican Lioness, Moxie...and she's got plenty of it...

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

So you think that we're fighting alone in Iraq? Well this young Aussie might take exception to that. Enjoy the link....And then thank the Lord for the latest spate of polls which show the President pulling ahead of Kerry, and now leading in WV, WI and IA. Good news, finally Americans are learning about the Senator from Taxxachusetts and they aren't liking what they find out....

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Ok this is rich....Seems 3 ladies here in Nevada, who just all happen to be members of the Nevada Democratic Party are suing to have Ralph Nader's name removed from the ballot. Their reasoning? The petitions filed to get his name on the ballot were fraudulent because they were tricked into signing them. Isn't that the essence of the modern liberal? We made a mistake, now they want to sue or otherwise find someone else to clean up thier self-inflicted mess. The hilarious part of this non-story is that these democrat ladies are as much as admitting that they were stupid enough to sign something that they did not comprehend. I can only ascribe their lack of intelligence to their party affiliation...

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

Once again, stunning revelations about the party of sedition. The only way they can win an honest election anymore is through voter fraud. The dirty little secret of American politics. I have asked you all in the past to detail for me one instance of a Republican being the beneficiary of voter fraud. So far no one among you has come forward so let me throw some names out there. Daley, Kennedy, Johnson, Gore...are we seeing a pattern here? Democrats all. Voter fraud has long been used to provide the dems a little insurance as it were. If an election is close, the voter fraud can be used to either pad stats or to call into question the results. The problem being that no one ever points out that the vast majority of voter fraud involves democrats but then we all know the media isn't biased.

We may never know the true results of the 2000 election. The dems love to tell us that Algore won because he accumulated more of the popular vote. With documented fraud in cities like St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago and considering that California threw away uncounted over a million absentee ballots which historically trend Republican, I will never cede the argument that Algore won more votes than President Bush. Vote Fraud.

Now then before I forget, how about a recipe this week. This here is an oldie I grew up on, a simple side dish that I never tried to make myself until finally I broke down and got the recipe from my sister Cris, the keeper of the Villa family cookbook. Here is our rice, Mexican style...


2 tbsps olive oil
1/4 onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 cup long grain white rice
1 3/4 cup chicken stock
2-4 tbsps tomato sauce

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and cook the onion and garlic slightly brown, then add the rice and stirring, continue to brown the rice slightly. Now stir in the chicken stock and tomato sauce and reduce heat to low. Cover and let cook for 20 minutes or so until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff and serve. Wonderful with refried beans or any Mexican dish you can name....

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

Friday, August 20, 2004

Not wanting to upset my legion of readers and preparing to travel once more deep behind enemy lines today, I am up early to post this week's Featurette. Yes, The Peoples Republic of California, home of $2.25 a gallon gas and speaking of gas, how about that Dianne Feinstein? Well I'm working on a pet theory about the seditious senator and her connections to Red China and I know you're all asking what in hell this has to do with expensive gas. Well seems one of the reasons we're enjoying record high gas prices isn't because OPEC is keeping production down and its not the fear of Iraqi insurgents attacking oil infrastructure. Nope, the Red Chinese are buying up all the available oil both contracted and in the spot market. What this means is there is no avenue for buyers to pursue except for oil purchases they've contracted. The Reds are also driving the price up, paying top dollar to feed their military machine and national reserve. You can thank the likes of Dianne "Dim Sum" Feinstein and IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton for our current state of affairs vis a vis the Chinese. More on that next the meantime, I give you the lovely and talented Sara Evans, country music star who will be entertaining at the Republican National Convention, as if you needed another reason to watch....

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

Thursday, August 19, 2004

For those of you who don't know of Mark Steyn, today you are going to get a most pleasant introduction. Since the President on Monday announced a worldwide realignment of our armed forces I have been contemplating a missive on that topic. For too long, Europe and much of Asia has reaped the peace dividend of suckling at America's defense umbrella teat. No more. It's long past due that the industrialized, Westernized World contribute to military efforts beneficial to all. Whether it be the War on Terror or pacifying and quelling regional unrest in Africa or Asia, more nations need to begin to bear the burden. This is what has so galled me about the french, their preening and self indulgent foreign policy recalling past glories and ignoring their own political reality and peril. Instead, combating US policies and actions knowing full well that they can reap the bonhomie of oppressed dictators, negotiate crooked business deals to their favor and never once commit a single frenchman with a rifle to fight for freedom.

Well instead of my own celebration of this long overdue troop movement, I give you instead the words of Mark Steyn, a favorite columnist of mine. He's a Briton, a Euro who actually understands what is going on in the world. Thanks to reader Dan Lynch who provided the link. So without further a do and with apologies to Mr. Steyn for the venue, here is his latest column....

'We won't come back till it's over/Over There!' sang America's doughboys,marching off to war in 1917. In the Second World War, they had other songs to sing, which is just as well because, even though the World War was over over there 60 years ago, and the Cold War was over 15 years ago, only now are the Yanks heading home.In the largest military realignment in years, Washington plans to withdraw 70,000 troops plus 100,000 family members and support personnel from overseas US bases. That means, for the most part, from Europe. This will undoubtedly be welcome news to the likes of Goran Persson, the Swedish prime minister, who famously declared that the purpose of the European Union is that "it's one of the few institutions we can develop as a balance to US world domination". It must surely be awfully embarrassing to be the first superpower in history to be permanently garrisoned by your principal rival superpower. But it's also grand news for those of us who've long argued that America's six-decade security guarantee to Europe has been a massive strategic error.

The basic flaw in the Atlantic "alliance" is that, for almost all its participants, the free world is a free lunch: a defence pact of wealthy nations in which only one guy picks up the tab. I said as much in a Canadian column I wrote on 9/11, and a few weeks later the dominion's deputy prime minister, John Manley, conceded that his country was dining in the best restaurants without paying its way: as he put it, "You can't just sit at the G8 table and then, when the bill comes, go to the washroom." But in NATO, for generations, whenever the bill's come, there's been a stampede to the washroom, not just from the Canadians but the Continentals, too. Like any other form of welfare, defence welfare is a hard habit to break and profoundly damaging to the recipient. The peculiarly obnoxious character of modern Europe is a logical consequence of Washington's willingness to absolve it of responsibility for its own security. Our Defence Editor, John Keegan, once wrote that "without armed forces a state does not exist". That's true in a certain sense. But, in another, for wealthy nations who've found a sugar daddy, it's marvellously liberating. You're able to preen and pose on the world stage secure in the knowledge that nobody expects you to do anything about it.

Bret Stephens, the editor of the Jerusalem Post, opened his mail the other day and found a copy of something called"Conclusions of the European Council", a summary of the work done during the six months of the Irish Euro-presidency. He made the mistake of reading it. Here's item 80: "The European Council expresses its deep concern at the recent events in the Eastern Congo, which could jeopardise the transition process." Been following that one? Europe is free to flaunt its "concern" ­ and even its "deep concern" ­ over the Eastern Congo precisely because it's entirely irrelevant to events in the Eastern Congo. As Stephens points out, European countries now have attitudes in inverse proportion to the likelihood of their acting upon them. They're like my hippy-dippy Vermont neighbours who drive around with "Free Tibet" bumper stickers. Every couple of years, they trade in the Volvo for a Subaru, and painstakingly paste a new "Free Tibet"sticker on the back. What are they doing to free Tibet? Nothing. Tibet is as unfree now as it was when they started advertising their commitment to a free Tibet. And it will be just as unfree when they buy their next car and slap on the old sticker one mo' time. If Don Rumsfeld were to say, 'Free Tibet'? That's a great idea!The Third Infantry Division go in on Thursday', all the 'Free Tibet' crowd would be driving around with 'War is not the answer' stickers. When entire nations embrace self-congratulatory holier-than-thou moral poseurdom as a way of life, it's even less attractive. The Belgians weren't half as insufferable when they were the German army's preferred shortcut to France.

For the purposes of the preceding racist generalisation, I should explain that I'm semi-Belgian, but I'm happy to apply the same point to many countries with which I lack consanguinity. At Friday's Olympics ceremony, for example, I noticed the team from liberated Afghanistan drew far more enthusiastic cheers from the Athens crowd than the team of the country that actually liberated them. Fair enough. But what then is the practical value of their professed support for the Afghans? At the time of the Afghan liberation, a poll found only 5.2 percent of Greeks supported the war. A wealthy continent liberated from the burdens of military expenditure is also liberated to a large degree from reality. Poor peoples have no choice but to live in the real world: if a drought wipes out their crops, they starve. Likewise, rich, powerful nations have traditionally required great vigilance to maintain their wealth and power.

But Europe increasingly resembles those insulated celebrities being shuttled around town from one humanitarian gala to another ­ like Barbra Streisand flying in by private jet to discuss excessive energy consumption with President Clinton. Just as elderly rockers and Hollywood divas are largely free from the tedious responsibilities of rich industrialists or supermarket magnates ­ payroll costs and plant upgrades ­ so the EU can flaunt its "concerns" about the world and leave the logistics to others.The US security umbrella, along with the Eurovision Song Contest, was really the prototype pan-European institution. The Americans helped build a continent in which you could sing Waterloo rather than fight it, and, if in their excessive generosity they accelerated an inclination to softness and decadence, well, it's not their problem. For the wars of the future, it makes sense to have a mobile presence using old colonial bases in the Horn of Africa or old Soviet bases in Central Asia as temporary homes. The EU, meanwhile, has challenges of its own, and in the coming clash between a shrinking secularised Euro-elite and its swelling Islamist populations it's not clear whether, as James Baker would say, America has a dog in that fight. The only question for the Continent is whether it's over over there in a more profound sense than those singing doughboys ever contemplated.

Obviously, Mr. Steyn is gifted with a talent for words and he uses them like fine instruments. I wish that I were as eloquent but at least I am free to post his words here. I hope you enjoyed them because he said what I wanted to far better than I could have...

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Another link. This time my buddies at the NEA have joined forces with perhaps the most reprehensible cabal of leftist, hate America rabble. It's not enough that they have steadily eroded America's leadership in education over the last 40 years. No the NEA won't rest until every child is "educated" in a government school and properly learned in socialist groupthink....I know not all teachers subscribe to the leftist policies of their union, but where are their voices? I know my own "labor association" makes political decisions that I sometimes take exception to, and boy do they know it when it happens...c'mon teachers, you can't all be buying the venom spewed by the NEA and me that you still believe in America, the Constitution and the dream of our Founding Fathers...

NEA Joins Forces With Leftist

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

OK...another link, sheesh I can't help but be amused by all the links I've been sending your way. This is a story of how the frenchies are going wild for Jean Kerry. I should attach a barf alert but come on, most of us understand the french are delusional. Read this article and ask yourself, do you really want to base your vote on the fact that the frenchies approve of one candidate and not the other?

French Going Wild For Senator Kerry In Election Fever %91A CERTAIN ELEGANCE%92 IS SEEN

Monday, August 16, 2004

Still think that the democrats are the party of the little guy? Ever hear anything about President Bush importing his hair stylist for a campaign event? When was the last time you even heard mention of the BARBER who tends to Republicans? IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton kept air traffic at LAX tied up for two hours while his presidential coiffure was tended to so I reckon Jean al-Querry has to appeal to the sophisticates. Always remember this tale when next some mope begins sniveling to you about the democrats caring for the little man. Not too many union members or burger flippers flying their hair stylists across the country unless they happen to be dating them. Then again this being the democrat party, anything is the link and have a laugh...


Smilin' Paul Villa
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV family

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Below is a link to an article which sheds a lot of light on the nature of the American electorate. I suppose, in fact I know that there is more than one NEA member who reads this blog. I make no apologies for the content of the article. The author is a noted conservative whose assertions largely mirror my own thinking. It's frightening to consider the statistics and ponder the import of them. Perhaps the education system does need total revamping if our adults are incapable of reading at an 8th grade level. On a more personal note, that means that far fewer democrats are capable of reading this blog which in turn translates to fewer here

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

Saturday, August 14, 2004

You realize of course that Hurricane Charley is all President Bush's least that is what we'll soon hear from the more deluded wing of the Party of Sedition. Tomorrow the President will travel to Florida to survey the damage and that is to be expected but look for the mainstream (read leftwing) media to make it a staged political photo-op in a crucial swing state. This in turn will provide the dems with the opportunity to begin the sniveling about the craven political opportunism of the President.

Fortunately I think Florida is set to vote Republican yet again. Of course much of that depends on how many felons, illegal aliens and dead the dems manage to register and somehow get to the polls between now and the election. Speaking of which, with 80 days more or less until the election I want to challenge my readers. Currently WKWR is sitting at about 3200 hits. I want 5000 or more by election day so spread the word and let's get it done. Let's educate the muddled masses and change a few of them dem votes while we're at it.

Since we're discussing changing voter's minds, how about using our powers of persuasion. Well reason, facts and logic all bounce off democrats like superballs off concrete. Nope, we gonna have to break out our secret weapons, superior beauties like actress Angie Harmon, our Friday Featurette...

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Today I argued with a democrat. Normally I try to avoid such activities as they tend to be bad for my blood pressure and usually result in the need for strong drink. Beating your head on a concrete pillar could produce the same result as arguing with a democrat and is probably more enjoyable. Despite the fact that the poor bastige was intellectually unarmed and I ran rings around him with facts and logic, nothing could dissuade the misguided fellow that his hatred of the President was ill-placed and based on misinformation. That is what is so stunning to me about the left, the absolute hatred of G.W. Bush.

He lied about the WMD in Iraq this fellow stated. No he did not. President Bush made a calculated judgement based on the best intelligence estimates he could obtain from the CIA and based upon intelligence estimates from Britain and Russia as well. He has said repeatedly that although we have not found WMD in Iraq, given the same information, he would have made the same call again. This is not lying, this is making a mistake based on judgement. Something that in law enforcement we call good faith effort. Let's not forget that the Bush Doctrine laid out in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, specifically targeted countries who harbored, aided or abetted terrorists. Iraq certainly qualified on all those counts regardless of any direct connection to Sept. 11. When I pointed all of this out to my misguided workmate, he became flustered and raged that 1,100 Americans were dead because of Bush. I pointed out to him that 3,000 and more were dead because we did nothing to fight terrorism over the last 20 years. I further pointed out to him that while 1,100 Americans may have perished, 50 million people now live free in Afghanistan and Iraq. His reply? "I don't care about them." Typical lefty response.

It's funny, folks like this can forgive IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton who looked directly into America's eye and deliberately and demonstrably lied about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky but G.W. Bush, acting on good faith and in the interests of America, makes a judgement call based on the best intelligence available and he is vilified. Wonderful folks the left. When I pointed this out to my acquaintance, he sputtered and bleeted that Bush's policies would ensure a national debt for his children to pay. You know, I seem to recall being told in the 80s that me and my children would be paying for Reagan's debt for generations to come. Amazingly, as democrats never tire of pointing out, budgetary balance was restored during the Clinton regime. That it was done with a Republican congress is conveniently left unmentioned by commies everywhere. You see, we can balance the budget after record debts but the last time we did it the wrong way. Instead of cutting worthless social programs better left to states and local agencies, we gouged the Department of Defense much to our later detriment. In any event I point all this out only to highlight the animosity of the left to the President. The hatred is beyond reason, facts and logic make no impact on them, perhaps ballots will, please ensure that President Bush receives over 50% of the vote this we can avoid the sniveling in the future....

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

Monday, August 09, 2004

Mercifully we here in Reno have all survived the annual gathering of refugees from Darwin's Law otherwise known as Hot August Nights. The yearly gathering of gangsters, hookers and dope addled youths from California which keeps law enforcement occupied with arrests and amazement at the utter vulgarity of GenX and the Hip Hop movement. Oh did I mention that occasionally, classic cars and 50s music gets some attention? Well at least that was the original intent of Hot August Nights and it worked well too for about 10 years. Sadly now the event is nothing but a roadtrip for teen ne'er do wells, gangbangers, punks and democrats. Truth to tell, I didn't see too many Bush supporters in downtown Reno this past weekend. Of course I don't think there were a whole lot of registered voters for that matter and believe me, thats a good thing. I can't imagine that cluster of human detritus voting intelligently. Which is of course exactly how the democrat party maintains it's power....

Sorry for the scarcity of posts last week but Blogger had a hiccup and I couldn't login. We seem to have addressed the problem now so hopefully we can get back on track here. So today's news on the Jean Querry front is now that he claims to have been in Cambodia during Christmas 1968. Only bad thing is his unit history shows no activity within 50 miles of Cambodia and his boats weren't designed for that type of patrol. When called on his claim, al-Querry stated that he never made any such statement, and when confronted with the Congressional record, he dummied up. This guy is rapidly approached IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton's level for bald faced lying and his penchant for political opportunism is stunning. Who else would take a camera to Vietnam and recreate action scenes?

Can Americans really want this opportunistic cad and spineless waffler at the helm during our current conflict? I pray not. Watching the assemblage of diversity that the democrats hail, the democrat national convention which could have been mistaken for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I couldn't help but wonder if this is truly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they established the freedom of assembly. Of course the Founding Fathers didn't have to contend with angry gays rights groups and sniveling Sierra Club members, they just had to deal with the British Army, a far more quiescent foe.

In any event, with tonight's first preseason game, football season is upon us so let's talk about a grinder. You know, the kind of sandwich that does a man's one of my favorites.

2 slices of olive or onion loaf
2 slices of roast beef
7-8 slices salami
2 slices swiss cheese
1 beefsteak tomato sliced about 1/8"
onion salt

Spread the mustard and mayo on the bread. Lay the tomato slices out on top of the mayonnaise side. Sprinkle with fresh black pepper and onion salt. Now lay the roast beef on top of the tomato and the salami atop the mustard. Place the swiss in between. You've got yourself one helluva sandwich. No fru fru greens, just meat and cheese and ok, some tomato. Serve it up with some chips and pepperoncinis hoooooeeee!!! 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, August 06, 2004

Well we all know what happened on this date 59 years ago. I can't help but think that a similar application of good ol' American know how to a place like Fallujah might not produce similar results. And if we really don't want to mess with after effects at least let's just level the place with conventional weaponry. Seeing as how the insurgents in Najaf are getting restless again, we also might reconsider our rather generous position on allowing Muqtada al-Sadr to live. Every breath he draws is a crime against the Iraqi people.

Speaking of crimes, I see Jean al-Querry's campaign is in a huff about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad which questions his version of his military record. Of course Monsieur Kerry has been asked before to release his medical records and military records and he refuses. Of course the mainstream media that beat up President Bush for producing several hundred pages of his service record, gives Ketchup Boy a pass on his failure to do so. Of course the media isn't biased.

In any event, I'll have more to say on that later. I just had to get in here to post the Friday Featurette and since I have discovered a station I can actually stream the Laura Ingraham show on, I thought I'd revisit one of our first honorees...conservative radio talk show host and political commentator, Laura Ingraham....

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

Monday, August 02, 2004

So President Bush has now acted on some of the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission and in so doing, neatly cut the Frenchurian Candidate off at the knees. While Jean Querry bussed around the country, sniveling that the President has not acted quickly enough to enact recommendations from the panel (the same recommendations which were but a week old), President Bush was back in Washington acting. I must admit to initial skepticism about the creation of an Intelligence Czar but the more I think on it, the more I believe the position is a necessary evil.

Most of you know my aversion to growing government but our intelligence services and sources are so diverse now and so disassociated that a clearinghouse of sorts, some bureau or person who all the services need report to is a good idea. The FBI-CIA feud is simply too institutionalized, the CIA believing they are the professionals and the FBI should stick to catching crooks. Meanwhile the FBI thinks that it can catch terrorists at least as easily as bank robbers if only the Dept of Justice would let them. The DIA and service intelligence services treated like poor second cousins and the NSA officially doesn't exist. In short, there is so much intelligence and such a mess that focusing the gathering of intelligence seems like a good idea.

Now then last week I promised y'all a Salmon recipe that the Mrs. Cyber-congressman had whipped up from a recipe we obtained on a trip to New Orleans. This dish is called Salmon Robert and is a specialty of the world famous Brennan's Restaurant in the Big Easy. Once you've had this dish, you'll be hard pressed to want Salmon any other for reader Terry Garcia who is constantly searching for new seafood recipes, I give you Brennan's Salmon Robert.......

1 stick butter
1/4 cup shallots finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 lb blanched Crawfish tails
1 cup champagne
1 cup heavy cream
4 Salmon filets, about 5 oz each
all purpose flour for dredging
Salt and white pepper

Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a large saute pan and cook the shallots, scallions and mushrooms over medium heat about 5 minutes until tender. Stir in the Crawfish and cook until the tails curl tightly. Pour in the champagne and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Add the cream and season with salt and white pepper to taste. Reduce over medium heat until thick enough to coat a spoon. Remove the pan from the heat and finish the sauce with 2 tablespoons of butter.

Season the Salmon on both sides with salt and pepper then dredge in flour. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet and cook the salmon about 6 to 8 minutes a side until the fish is flaky but not dry. Transfer the Salmon fillets to to four plates and top with crawfish sauce and serve. This dish is delicious with a crisp green salad and corn on the cob with warm french bread...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

Sunday, August 01, 2004

More reading here which you won't see in the mainstream press. The account of a Marine Gunny who won the Navy Cross for his actions in and around Al Nasariyah last year....of course the media isn't biased...Latest Hero From Iraq (Navy Cross)

Here is a link to a news story about the Socialist Party endorsing Kerry. No surprise there...Any questions? Of course not, you want to know who the enemy's right there...U.S. Socialist Party endorses Kerry-Edwards