The Daily Broadside


Posted on 05/08/2021 5.00 AM

JCM 5/7/2021 9:23:19 AM

Posted by: JCM

lucius septimius 5/8/2021 5:56:03 AM
Well that's an interesting twist on outdoor cooking.  Frankly most of these camp cooking things look on the verge of impossible.
Kosh's Shadow 5/8/2021 6:16:14 AM

Reply to lucius septimius in 1:

Except it looks too easy to get ash in the eggs.

But then, I read about one WWII ship (or more likely boat, as in submarine), where the cook's secret for coffee the crew liked was to add cigar ash to the grounds.

lucius septimius 5/8/2021 6:22:25 AM

In #2 Kosh's Shadow said: add cigar ash to the grounds.

It cuts the acid.

Kosh's Shadow 5/8/2021 6:43:29 AM

The newspaper of wreckord

The Gray Lady Winked: How the New York Times’s Misreporting, Distortions and Fabrications Radically Alter History

Link at top is to a review; the article contains a link to the book.

In his new book, Israel-based American author Ashley Rindsberg demonstrates the extent to which “interest and ideology” have skewed The New York Times‘ reporting on major world historical events — such as World War II, the Holocaust, the Second Intifada, Stalin’s Russia, and, most recently, the hotly criticized 1619 Project. The book has received much fanfare from prominent figures as diverse as Glenn Greenwald, Daniel Pipes, Mark Crispin Miller, and Jenny Holland. 

The seed for the book was planted when I stumbled across a footnote in a work of history about the Second World War, William Shirer’s famed “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” In the footnote, Shirer mentions that on the eve of the outbreak of the war, The New York Times erroneously reported that Poland had invaded Germany. I was shocked by this barely noticed fact.

Alice in Dairyland 5/8/2021 7:53:13 AM

In #1 lucius septimius said: Frankly most of these camp cooking things look on the verge of impossible.

It can be very challenging.  Breakfast is the hardest and takes the longest because you're working from a cold fire.  You need the coals to cook on and they can't be too hot or everything burns.  Bending over a too hot fire to tend the pan can singe your eyebrows pretty quickly too; not to mention the breeze picking up and blinding you with ash in your eyes.  Sounds fun, doesn't it?  I think the pictures this week were staged though.  One tell is Thursday's toast has no grill lines on it, so it couldn't have been made directly on the fire.  I admit we cheat, broke down and bought a Coleman Hyperflame stove a couple of years ago.  Use it for breakfast, but pretty much everything else is cooked on the campfire.

Kosh's Shadow 5/8/2021 4:11:24 PM

Remember, tomorrow is Birthing People's Day, so don't forget to honor your birthing person, no matter what gender zhe may be

Happy Birthing Person’s Day to all the Birthing People out there. What would we do without you?

Sure, some of you bigots might refer to this day as Mother’s Day — but inclusivity matters.

In that same vein, liberals used to tell us that “words matter.” But that no longer seems to be the case.

Instead, the left has become the party of twisted semantics, hell-bent on muddying up the meaning of words.

While speaking at a House Oversight Committee hearing, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said, “I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, and as a congresswoman. And I am committed to doing the absolute most to protect Black mothers, to protect Black babies, to protect Black birthing people, and to save lives.”

Alice in Dairyland 5/8/2021 4:22:07 PM
Wow, quiet day here.  Just spent the last six hours redoing a flower bed in a part of the yard we can't even see and we still aren't quite done.  Anybody know of a good snail deterrent?  I'm going to try to use pine needles for mulch around some hosta plants we split up.  I'm hoping the snails won't like getting poked crawling across them.  
Alice in Dairyland 5/8/2021 4:23:51 PM

In #6 Kosh's Shadow said: And I am committed

Yeah, if only we could have her committed.

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