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Monday, January 10, 2005

Hey Larry, did anyone get the number of that truck that ran over Oklahoma last Tuesday? Even with a 6 yr quarterback they ran into a kitchen tool at USC. I guess the gangsters from L.A. really are better football players than the moonshiners from Oklahoma. At least my Longhorns triumphed in a classic Rose Bowl and are looking to add another top 5 recruiting class this year. Just maybe Mack Brown has gotten over the hump now and we can look forward to that elusive National Championship being visited on the ol' Burnt Orange.

Speaking of scorched earth and in the spirit of the Stalingrad/Russian Winter theme we've been enjoying around here, I couldn't help but notice today that democrats...aka the party of sedition are gathering themselves to contest the President's agenda for his second term. I suppose that obstructing his judicial appointments and gutting the No Child Left Behind Act as well as stalling and attempting to reduce the size of the President's tax cuts in his first term weren't enough of a record of dubious achievement. Now they are gathering to oppose Social Security reform, tax reform, judicial appointments and just about everything which could conceivably be considered as potential ammo for Republicans in the future. The hope of the left here is to so bog down the Republican House and Senate that no real gains can be made and so the democrats delude themselves that they could retake the Legislative Branch in 2006.

Hopefully, Americans will see past the smoke and mirrors and as they did in 1994, continue to send Republicans to Congress. The Bush Administration is playing with fire however by reinstating the discussion of amnesty for illegal immigrants. This was a non starter with the Republican base and polls show a majority of Americans do NOT want amnesty for illegals. Watch for the dems to play this issue up at every opportunity. Long ago, the democrats lost the South because they began to take for granted that Southern Democrats would vote for them no matter what their particular agenda was. Eventually, the South awoke and figured out that the democrats of the 1930s were extinct, that the party had been hijacked by people with moral and political values closer to Stalin and Mao rather than Truman and Roosevelt. The Republicans could be in much the same territory if they begin to take for granted the votes of evangelicals and others who only desire that our national borders be protected.

However, I digress. The entire point I had started to make was that the democrats are about to continue thier implosion before America. On November 3rd of last year, this was amusing stuff. Now it has taken on the eerie quality of watching a train wreck over and over. The left can't simply accept that they were beaten. Rather than some quiet introspection and bi-partisanship in the wake of a convincing electoral and popular victory the dems continue to engage in the same self destructive behavior that resulted in Senator Tom "Thumb" Daschle being retired. So instead of the two parties working together, as we are constantly told by the pols, "to do the work of the people", we have one party...(three guesses which one) determined to put the goals of the socialists ahead of the interests of the people. Do I really need to recount for everyone the accumulating list of treacheries perpetrated on the American people by the left? The list is already long and apparently it is going to grow. Speaking of heartburn, heres a soup that'll give you a nice dose...

If you're anything like me you love menudo and hate tripe. That being the case I have taken it upon myself to create my own menudo. You see Menudo is also a traditional pick me up for those who might have partaken of a few too many adult beverages. Naturally I never need it for it's intended purpose but it is also a hearty soup for those cold winter days and since I am currently residing in Stalingrad on Truckee I thought another soup recipe would be nice.

Pancho's Pick Me Up

1 pkg good groud beef, between 1-2 lbs.
1 quart beef stock
1 quart water
1 pkg (3/4 oz) of El Mexicano Menudo mix
1 can 29 oz of hominy, drained
1 small can of Rotel Chili Fixin's diced tomatoes and jalapenos
2 tbsps olive oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped

In a large pot, over medium fire, heat the olive oil until hot and then add the garlic and onion, cooking just long enough to release the oils, (about 2 minutes). Then add in the beef to brown it and about a cup of the water to keep the garlic and onion from burning. Once the beef is browned, add the stock and remainder of the water and stir to combine. Now add about 1/3 of the menudo mix and the hominy and chili fixin's. Give it all a good stir and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Let this go, checking and stirring occasionally for at least two hours. This is one of those soups that gets better over time. If you want to refrigerate it after cooking, you can skim the excess fat in the morning and have an ever leaner soup. On the other hand, there's a lot of flavor there and I like to serve it hot with frijoles and plenty of tortillas. Once the whole mixture is cooked and simmering hot, you can adjust the spiceness by adding menudo mixture or chili quebrado (crushed chili peppers) if you have it in the cupboard. 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


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