250,000 visits! Amazed and humbled.

Damn…. that is a quarter of a million!

Sometime yesterday afternoon when I was not paying attention, somebody paid the 250,000th visit to this blog for the year. Last year I think I had somewhere around 60,000 so saying I am shocked is understating things.

I used to joke and say I had four readers. I guess I have to double that to eight at least!

Thank to all of you who have found my blog somewhat interesting to read.



Meanwhile in Sarah Brady’s Tropical Paradise… (yes, stolen from Sean)

Globovision from Venezuela reports that the CICPC Morgue (Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas. Venezuelan Federales police) in Caracas, received 84 bodies this past weekend. That brings the number for the month to 447 so far. If I recall correctly, the City of Miami last year ran a total of 86 homicides.

Caracas’ murder rate is 230 per 100,000 inhabitants making it the second most dangerous city in the world and the country of Venezuela is 65 per 100,000. US Murder rate was right under 5 per 100,000 last year.

No wonder the number one problem as stated by Venezuelans is crime. But the Venezuelan Assembly is working on (drum roll please) more gun control!  It does not matter that they already have laws so tough that they comply 100% with the Small Arms Survey and the rest of the UN clique: we need more!

This kind of stupidity is palpable and measurable because dead bodies tend to pile up one on top of another. But always remember: Gun control is not about guns, it is about control. Venezuela’s economy has been in the tank for over a decade now, unemployment rates about 50% (real numbers) and freedoms have been pretty much erased. But if you keep people defenseless enough and the crime is high enough, they will remain submissive. And in Venezuela it is working like a charm.


Le Burp: Le Pork Covered Cube Steaks.

Steak was marinated overnight in onions, red peppers, parsley, garlic & cilantro all properly liquified in a blender. The steak was then cubed, wrapped in bacon and shis-kebobbed with section of smoked sausage. Salt and pepper very sparingly.

Charcoal grill medium hot to “damn that’s hot!” 10 to 15 minutes on each side:
Make sure that the sticks are WET, not oiled like I did, I couldn’t remember so I went for the oil and the ends burned to nothing.

And, VOILA! Le Pork Covered Cube Steaks!
Cold potato salad or cold Cole Slaw recommended as side dish. Then again it is Christmas in Miami where the temperature right now is in the 80s with a slight breeze from the NW.

Merry Christmas and I’ll be asleep on the couch for the rest of the afternoon.

Michael Douglas & Brady.

Michael Douglas is joining the Bradys on their “Light a (fake) Candle” initiative. Some enterprising soul did a job on the advertising photo. 🙂

Go over Joe Huffman’s blog to read the follies behind this latest Brady Kumbayaa-feel-good-do-nothing approach. So far, they only have 28 locations confirmed to do the vigil, falling pitifully short of the “Across America” fanfare.

I did notice something looking at the original photo:
“To honor Americans lost to Gun Violence”? Wait, one second, isn’t that racist? Only Americans? Brady does not care for people with Green Cards? How about Illegal Aliens? Did Sarah Brady just went David Duke on us? Is it OK for criminal to gun down tourists from Canada or Brazil?

I am so shocked!