Wow, where do we begin in a week so crowded with lib’rul hypocrisy? Well how about a mea culpa from yours truly, something you never see from the left. I hope none of you all raced down to your local sports books or bookie on the corner with Smilin’ Paul’s picks of the week. Big loss for my beloved ‘Horns and Tech didn’t cover either, at least I can blame my niece for that one. Damn rocket scientists are too worried about tests in advanced physics, how the hell can you expect them to play football to a high caliber? Well I did call Georgia and Missouri right so I’m off to a light start at 2-3. I’ll get back to you all later this week after I consult the Palica and Stanfield Sporting Concerns. Just in case y’all feel like getting the economy jump started.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. In case you’ve been under a rock this past week, we’ve been treated to the sight of IMPEACHED ex-president Clinton and his minions sniveling over a docudrama which allegedly did not portray the former philanderer in chief in the most flattering of lights. As they say in the Russian Marines, toughski chitski. Now I didn’t watch this particular docudrama, trying as I do to provide as little revenue to Hollyweird as I can but according to reports, it portrayed Mr. Clinton as somewhat disinterested in the fact that islamofascists were trying to kill his countrymen, bomb our embassies and generally conduct war against us. Of course his primary constituency wasn’t harmed, swooning post-pubescent girls with self esteem issues, so why bother with a nagging issue like terrorism. So of course, when the contents of the docudrama became known, the IMPEACHED ex-president threatens a lawsuit. At least now we have more conclusive proof that like most of his democrat and lib’rul brethren, Clinton has never read or more likely fails to grasp the concepts and freedoms enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. Of course should he ever find his way to my blog he can always avail himself of the opportunity to read that document that he swore to uphold, not subvert. So where was this concern for truth when Michael “Dirigible” Moore released his faux history movies?
Next up we have the admission from Washington insider and State Department flunky Richard Armitage that he was the source of the leak in the non-scandal surrounding Valerie Plame. Plame is the glorified analyst at CIA who claims to have been America’s answer to James Bond although no one recalls her ever leaving her desk. Plame married gadfly and loudmouth Joe Wilson who in delusions of grandeur insists on being referred to as Ambassador for his service in some African country most Americans can’t pronounce much less locate on a globe. Together they’ve provided us more comedy than Ricky and Lucy although to be fair, Ricky and Lucy never undercut National Security in order to get their ratings. The upshot of this entire mess is that office of the Vice President, Special Assistant to the President and the Special Prosecutor have all been tarred. Scooter Libby remains under indictment for an act that someone else is now confessing to and of course, the libs maintain that it is all an intricate plot by Karl Rove. Worse, the Special Prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald knew of Armitage’s leak and continued his investigation wasting millions of tax dollars. So where are the New York Times, Washington Post and the alphabet soup networks with the apologies to the American people for their (ahem) thorough investigative reporting? Don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology.
Since today we mark the 5th Anniversary of the attacks by islamofascists against us, I hope you all take a moment to remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our great nation since then. Please say a prayer for all of those who died on September 11, 2001 and all those who have gone since in our defense.
Now then, since the theme of late has been seafood, let’s get back to guest chef Jay Brown and his take on beer-battered cod tacos and Cajun Coleslaw…
Rock Cod is also very versatile. Any beer batter, deep fried, served with a Cajun Style Coleslaw.
Rock Cod in any fish soup, is very delicate white meat, and almost becomes part of the liquid.
CAJUN COLESLAW MADE 24 HOURS BEFORE MAKING THE TACOS
2 ½ Cups shredded green cabbage
2 ½ cups shredded red cabbage
1 Cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoons finely diced green onions
1 ½ cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
2-3 of the Serrano chilis along with 2 tablespoons of the juice (the little carrots too)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 Cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh ground pepper
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons fresh, or 4 ½ tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 ½ tsp course grained mustard
Combine the green and red cabbages, carrots, and green onions in a large bowl.
Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Add to cabbage, cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish and mustard stir until smooth and blended. Add to the above cabbage mixture, and refrigerate overnight.
BEER BATTER FRIED ROCK COD TACOS W/ CAJUN COLESLAW
Oil for frying
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or more) :)
1 tblspoon vegetable oil
1 cup dark beer
½ tsp hot sauce (or more) :)
Cod Filets for the number of people eating (about 6 oz each)
2 tblspoons Cajun seasoning
Large soft flour tortillas
Heat the oil in a deep fryer, or large saucepan to 375 degrees
Sift 1 cup of the flour, the baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper together into a mixing bowl center and add the oil, beer, and hot sauce. Stir until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Season with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning. Cut each fillet into 1 ½ inch strips. Combine the remaining Cajun seasoning. Dredge the fish strips, making sure the fish is completely coated. Allow excess to drip back into the bowl. Lower the fish slowly into the oil, and cook until golden brown and crispy. (about 4-5 minutes). Place the fish on a plate in a warmed oven (200 degrees) along with the tortillas in foil.
Place the fish in the bottom of the tortilla, the coleslaw on top of them, add any hot sauce you like, and enjoy and remember….good eatin’ on ya!!!
Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family