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Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 13:25
Well I can only hope they feed him healthy broccoli and nothing but broccoli until next Christmas and should he unfortunately perish before he wakes, bury him in a broccoli casket, six feet under a broccoli patch, in the town of Broccoli Japan…a land of fond state dinner memories.

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 13:28
Temp Spike:

Never, ever again write anything about The Vile Weed aka, Broccoli. Broccoli needs to be eradicated from the earth.
The sooner the better.

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 13:32
I guess ******** links don't work here? Did I do a booboo?


criky...I did a booboo....!


Anyway... it was a really funny link. A Japanese music team selling the wonders of Broccoli and playing, "Gloria", by broccoli flute with a piano backup.

wings folded
15th Jan 2013, 13:33
stand by for the arrival of a flustered con pilot

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 14:50
Nothing wrong with broccoli it's a very tasty vegetable. You should try Broccoli and Stilton soup sometime RGB, it's delicious. :ok:

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 14:52
Broccoli and Stilton soup?

I think I'll pass on lunch today. For some reason I've lost my appetite.

radeng
15th Jan 2013, 15:01
Do you mean broccoli (which is really the purple sprouting variety) or do you mean calabrese (Italian broccoli?)

Calabrese is less strong than purple sprouting......

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 15:03
Calabrese isn't bad as I had some on several occasions in Italia.

However, the kind of Broccoli one buys here in the US - grown here no doubt - tastes like..... poo-poo. (Not that I know what poo-poo tastes like.)

radeng
15th Jan 2013, 15:06
organic= grown in sh*t
non-organic= grown in chemicals

This might explain the taste...............or perhaps not.

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 15:18
radeng:

I think it's actually more elementary than that. When I was attending Catholic school during my yoof we used to go to the cafeteria for lunch. Of course we were all escorted by either Nuns or Brothers of the cloth (Franciscans to be precise) to said cafeteria.

Once, or twice, per week one of the vegetables that was served was broccoli. (No idea why that was.)

One did not have an option as to whether or not one ate the broccoli. Even if you hated it, which I did even back then, it was well worth your physical well being to eat it anyway.

Which is probably one of the reasons, even today, why when I see a nun, or brothers of the cloth, I feel like launching a veritable barrage of rotten broccoli in their direction.

Would you say no to eating broccoli to her? (No, I didn't think so)

http://archiearchive.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/mean-nun1.jpg

On the other hand, I still don't understand why we didn't have nuns like these teaching us. It's one of life's enigmas.

http://986forum.com/forums/attachments/general-discussions/16219d1337735896-tailgaters-sexy%2520nun.jpg

Dushan
15th Jan 2013, 15:38
I don't think con-pilot would object to broccoli too much. Brussels Sprouts, on the othe hand...

As for that despicable opening post, TS, it only shows the character of the poster, and is not funny.

wings folded
15th Jan 2013, 16:57
speaking of con pilot, have not read his pearls of late. Hope he is ok, just busy or away

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 17:02
con-pilot is around. He may have the flu or something though. I know Tony D has something wrong with him - illness wise that is.

Con? Con?

Or, he ran out of Scotch and is currently morose!

con-pilot
15th Jan 2013, 17:22
stand by for the arrival of a flustered con pilot

I'll have you know that I quite like broccoli. I like it raw, steamed, stir-fried, grilled, about anyway but when it is so overcooked that it turns into mush.

Broccoli is good and good for you.




Now, what was this thread about anyway? :p

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 17:26
I dunno. I posted in the defence of broccoli. I genuinely have no idea what TS was going on about other than the fact that GB has been discharged from hospital. Could someone please enlighten me re the connection between GB and broccoli?

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 17:28
What was this thread about, con?

BRUSSEL SPROUTS. Yum, yum.

http://www.lesliebeck.com/images/featured_foods/brussels-sprouts.jpg

GHWB doesn't like broccoli. He stated that he "hates the stuff."

con-pilot
15th Jan 2013, 17:30
What has been seen, can never be unseen. :(

Lon More
15th Jan 2013, 17:31
Broccoli - Weapon of Meal Destruction?

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 17:31
RGB - thank you. Knowing that, I think it might just be safe to say that TS isn't too fond of GB. :hmm:

G-CPTN
15th Jan 2013, 17:33
JIKmp-Ualzg
I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli. Now look, this is the last statement I’m going to have on broccoli. There are truckloads of broccoli at this very minute descending on Washington. My family is divided. For the broccoli vote out there: Barbara loves broccoli. She has tried to make me eat it. She eats it all the time herself. So she can go out and meet the caravan of broccoli that’s coming in.
From:- George H. W. Bush - Wikiquote (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush)

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 17:39
con:

With my picture of Brussel sprouts I hope I haven't stigmatized you for life. That was not my intention buddy.

To recoup your senses, and equilibrium, might I suggest a glass, or two, of some fine single-malt Scotch?

OFSO
15th Jan 2013, 18:21
why we didn't have nuns like these teaching us

And what they'd have taught you, RG, is it's nun today and nun tomorrow.

(My deceased former Bomber Command father-in-law's favourite saying)

pigboat
15th Jan 2013, 18:24
Cut a couple of heads of broccoli into medium florets. Blanch in boiling, salted water for two minutes, remove from heat and hold under cold running water for a minute or so to stop the cooking action. Add a tablespoon or two of extra virgin oilve oil to a large skillet or wok, and over medium heat stir fry one - or two, if you have vampires - finely chopped cloves of garlic for one minute. Add one thinly sliced large shallot and cook for one minute longer. Add broccoli, and the juice and zest of one lemon and stir fry until the broccoli is cooked through. Serve immediately with a dab of butter. Delish.

ShyTorque
15th Jan 2013, 18:34
The last two lines of that recipe:

Throw in bin and open a tin of carrots.
Heat and eat carrots.

Lonewolf_50
15th Jan 2013, 18:52
I concur with pigboat's recipe. Delish.

RG:
con:
With my picture of Brussel sprouts I hope I haven't stigmatized you for life. That was not my intention buddy.
Traumatized, rg, not stigmatized.
To recoup your senses, and equilibrium, might I suggest a glass, or two, of some fine single-malt Scotch?
I note that you have the makings of an outstanding doctor. :D

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 18:54
Lonewolf wrote:

Traumatized, rg, not stigmatized.

Yes, you are correct sir.

BTW: is that thread titled "Grammar Nazis" about you? :eek::}:p:p:p

Lonewolf_50
15th Jan 2013, 19:00
Mein Hauptmann:

That would make me a Vocabulary Volksgrenadier, not a Grammar Nazi.

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 19:05
Jawohl! Zum Befehl.

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 19:08
Pig boat - broccoli is excellent. I like it simply steamed tender and buttered. Heaps of it...with nothing to make a meal of BUT broccoli. Maybe a sprinkle of sesame seeds in olive oil instead of butter. Depends upon my taster that day. As for Bush Sr., because he begat the son of Satan, I wish him broccoli. Wonderful, healthy, broccoli for the rest of his days.

ExSp33db1rd
15th Jan 2013, 19:09
Temp Spike - GHB wasn't too bad, was he - apart from the first Gulf War ? It was GWB that wrecked the USA, wasn't it ?

Doubtless you have an opinion.

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 19:26
Uh-oh. Y'all took the name of Bush in vain.

There goes this thread.

Watch out for incoming. It'll be vicious.

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 19:41
Why not? Bush was a one termer. A waste of space. A tax raiser. A war monger. A liar. A traitor to the neo-con duplicity and economic hypocrisy they espouse before the world as “policy”. Ha….Bush deserves the world’s broccoli just as many of his kind has in the past. Bush was thrown out of office in shame by THE GOOD PEOPLE of a Democratic Republic.

rgbrock1
15th Jan 2013, 19:48
Poor Temp Spike. Poor, poor Temp Spike. Now ya dunnit!!!

http://www.military-power.net/images/Motivation/incoming.jpg

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 20:00
Hahahahahahaha.....

Let there be Truth! Let the world know time and again that BUSH lied and one hundred thousand Iraqi people died because of it! Extrapolate his evil son G. Dubya and hundreds of thousands of simple innocent civilians have died died died because of BUSH war mongering arrogance! Children, my God the CHILDREN! Far MORE than Saddam could have killed in a millennia!

Sickening the republican mindset. It’s as sick as Satan himself!

Dushan
15th Jan 2013, 20:31
TS, calm down, have some broccoli. GPB is on his way to save America... I hear he has raised quite a stash in no time at all.

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 20:39
I am eating my broccoli and calming.

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 20:41
GPB is on his way to save AmericaThere is another one of them?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DX_Wombat/fainting.gif

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 20:51
George Peppard Bush. He is also head-up-and-locked.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFUcnQbVjNdA6tGsndPPAR1zAzBKoBG1HIA6GIJq_ 4uQCUKGyedg

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 21:11
The mind boggles. :uhoh:

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 21:16
Too right, mate.

Dushan
15th Jan 2013, 21:22
There is another one of them?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DX_Wombat/fainting.gif

Don't ya'll just love it how people come here to pontificate about US and its politics and don't have a basic clue about who's who.

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 21:26
Dufus has spoken.

DX Wombat
15th Jan 2013, 22:00
Where have I been pontificating about your politics? :confused: Broccoli - yes, USA politics - definitely not, nor have I any wish to. I do not however, have a good impression of either of the two ex-Presidents by the name of George Bush. This has nothing to do with which party they support it has been gained purely by seeing them on tv and neither gave a good account of himself in the news items I have seen so the thought of there being yet another of similar ilk waiting in the wings makes me worry. We have an interesting selection of politicians over here too and you are welcome to help yourselves to any or all of them - depending on your level of desperation/insanity. ;)

Temp Spike
15th Jan 2013, 22:03
Good job DX. Damn good job.

ihoharv
16th Jan 2013, 06:46
Despite being a proud San Francisco Democratic party voter I hold the 41st President in the highest regard and wish him well in his recovery.

He has served the country so well - military aviator, UN ambassador, RNC Chairman, CIA director, VP & President. That's one helluva CV and an outstanding patrician New England blue-blood. Sadly that breed are all but gone.

If only the 43rd President, the pretend Texan, could have been one-half the man his father was...

That said, Pres. G H W Bush I salute you and thank you for your service to the Nation. I suspect the Bush name lies in our future and welcome it to the discussion in 2016 & beyond.

aviate1138
16th Jan 2013, 07:05
I would like suggestions as to what we should feed the current president ? [lower case deliberate] Any form of Gob Stopper would do......

radeng
16th Jan 2013, 07:57
rgbrock,

I sympathise. When I was in an apprentice hostel, of the 16 meals a week that we had there, 9 of them were ALWAYS baked beans. I wasn't keen on baked beans before, and now some 50 years later, I still don't like them. About every 18 months, I prepare baked beans, starting with dried haricot beans and adding salt pork or bacon. The process takes 24 hours, and the last and vital ingredient, added 10 minutes before serving, is a LARGE tot of rum...

Even then, I'm not that keen, so I can understand your dislike. I prefer proper i.e. purple sprouting, myself.

gileraguy
16th Jan 2013, 08:18
Don't forget Albert Broccoli, who brought the vegetable to the west and produced the Bond movies...

stuckgear
16th Jan 2013, 08:19
Why not? Bush was a one termer. A waste of space. A tax raiser. A war monger. A liar. A traitor

hmm TS, yet in the africa thread you sted here: http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/503912-africa-we-always-wrong-whatever-we-do-22.html


We should NOT complain about France fighting the bad guys. We should rejoice, support, and, encourage their bold action.


so the question posed to you :
Did you do that when bush sent your forces into Iraq and Afghanistan?

Or not, because it was an action taken by a republican not a socialist?

is again answered with the summation:

So then we can take it that you were against your own country's military intervention to deal with the islamist scourge, because it was a republican who engaged, but you support France's same actions because it was engaged by a socialist.

thanks for the confirmation.

Temp Spike
16th Jan 2013, 13:46
Dear Stuckgear.

Bush Sr. is a failed president. Thats why he cries all the time. Self serving.

If you believed your own ridiculous rhetoric, you would STOP doing business with Communist China....but no....anything for self service.

MagnusP
16th Jan 2013, 14:11
RGB, with nun#2 I could see myself getting into the habit.

Broccoli and cauliflower florets quickly blanched and refreshed, tossed in olive oil and roasted are nice.

ExSp33db1rd
16th Jan 2013, 21:20
Bush 1 and Bush 2 were only interested in the oil, anyway. Don't give me any c**p about humanitarian reasons, or W of MD.

stuckgear
16th Jan 2013, 21:24
If you believed your own ridiculous rhetoric, you would STOP doing business with Communist China....but no....anything for self service.

so no egg fried rice then ?

Lonewolf_50
16th Jan 2013, 21:26
You are wrong about Bush senior.

Bush 1 had a humanitarian impulse that got our Marines deployed to Somalia 1992. No oil there, sport, and a deployment that was IMO part of his naive belief in the UN as a useful organization.

He mailed in the 1992 election, from where I sat, and failed miserably to address the libertarian strain within the GOP. Hence Perot's successful spolier move. Perot had a chip on the shoulder over Bush Senior over at least two issues;

Taxes
Vietnam POW/MIA

There were others, but those two really stood out.

con-pilot
16th Jan 2013, 21:32
Bush 1 and Bush 2 were only interested in the oil, anyway. Don't give me any c**p about humanitarian reasons, or W of MD.

Now that's funny, as this is where the oil from Iraq goes to;

Iraq 1.462 25%
Asia 1.9 20%
UK 1.81 19%
US 1.462 16%
Russia 1.402 14%
Europe (excl UK) 0.528 6%

So the UK and the rest of Europe recieves twice the oil the US does from Iraq. So who gained the most?

con-pilot
16th Jan 2013, 21:38
He mailed in the 1992 election, from where I sat, and failed miserably to address the libertarian strain within the GOP. Hence Perot's successful spolier move. Perot had a chip on the shoulder over Bush Senior over at least two issues;


Bill Clinton was also elected without the majority of the votes cast. Bush and Perot's vote total combined exceeded that of Clinton's.

But that's life in the fast lane. :p

ExSp33db1rd
16th Jan 2013, 21:53
So who gained the most?

I don't believe that the USA gives a st*ff about UK or European oils supplies so long as they get their own. Why should they ? Any benefit to others was a bonus for the others. If the USA needs 16% of Iraq oil, they want to ensure it. 'twould be nice if no one needed it, but Life ain't like that.

If Bush et al are / were really serious about humanitarian issues, there's a country in Southern Africa beginning with the letter Z, who could use some help in removing a certain President. - just like the USA did with Iraq, 'cept Iraq had oil.

Lonewolf_50
16th Jan 2013, 21:57
Expressbird, the oil was for sale when Iraq was led by Hussein (though restricted somewhat by UN sanctions for 12 years) and remains for sale now that someone else is in charge.

Iraq has one of the world's largest reserves of crude. Oil is, as you know, an internationally traded commodity.

The fiction about who "wants" Iraqi oil is not based in how the world works. The Iraqis want to sell it, since it is a very lucrative export. Within Iraq, of course, there is bickering over who gets what. (See recent hubub between the Northerners in Iraq and the government in Baghdad over oil sales and licenses).

It takes a certain willful ignorance to state what you have asserted.

con-pilot
16th Jan 2013, 22:16
I don't believe that the USA gives a st*ff about UK or European oils supplies so long as they get their own

It may surprise you to know that we are nearly at the break even point in oil exporting, as we are close to exporting more oil than importing.

U.S. Oil-Product Exports Exceed 2009 Imports to Drive Ship Surge - Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-16/u-s-oil-product-exports-exceed-2009-imports-to-drive-ship-surge.html)

Some of the exported oil goes to the UK and Europe, most to Latin America and Asia.

Unless Obama cripples the Oil Industry by over regulation, by 2015 by most estimates, we will be a net exporter of of oil and natural gas.

Even now, very little of the oil we import comes from the Middle East. We're keeping the oil flowing in that area more for you, than for ourselves.

Your welcome.

galaxy flyer
16th Jan 2013, 22:31
Even now, very little of the oil we import comes from the Middle East. We're keeping the oil flowing in that area more for you, than for ourselves.

Now, if the ingrates would just say "thank you", "merci", "gracias" and go away quietly to their rapidly collapsing economies.

:p

Apologies to some movie about Marines

GF

ExSp33db1rd
16th Jan 2013, 23:45
It takes a certain willful ignorance to state what you have asserted.

Won't argue about that - enough problems of my own !!

Goodnight.

Temp Spike
17th Jan 2013, 00:37
JibJab’s Year in Review Is Hilarious As Usual - BroBible.com (http://www.brobible.com/life/video/jibjabs-year-in-review-2012)

rgbrock1
17th Jan 2013, 14:27
gf wrote:

Now, if the ingrates would just say "thank you", "merci", "gracias" and go away quietly to their rapidly collapsing economies.

Rapidly collapsing economies? Do you mean the Europeans?
Or the U.S.?

rgbrock1
17th Jan 2013, 14:29
Con-pilot wrote:

Bill Clinton was also elected without the majority of the votes cast.

So was George W Bush in 2000!!!! But you knew that didn't ya?!!!

galaxy flyer
17th Jan 2013, 15:04
RGB

Actually, both, we're the Brokest Nation and they're the Brokest Union ever. America's true debt is several times our GDP, if you used honest accounting of future costs--it's absurd.

GF

Lonewolf_50
17th Jan 2013, 15:46
Your welcome.

Con, you know that you meant to say "you're welcome." :eek:

I stand by for being accused of standing in the ranks of the Grammar Gestapo. It's a fair cop.

An observation regarding registered voters: when only 60-65% of eligible voters participate, not much of anyone is voted in by a majority of Americans.

con-pilot
17th Jan 2013, 15:48
So was George W Bush in 2000!!!! But you knew that didn't ya?!!!

Yup, but I could not remember if Clinton was the first or not, plus it was late and I couldn't be bothered to look up and make sure that Clinton was the first President to have been elected without a majority of all votes cast or not.

Therefore I did not post that Clinton was the first President to have been elected without the majority. Seems like there was one prior, but I've still not bothered to check, mainly because it doesn't really matter all that much in the overall scheme of things.

stuckgear
17th Jan 2013, 15:48
Actually, both, we're the Brokest Nation and they're the Brokest Union ever

dont worry fellas, the EU's playing catchup ! :{

con-pilot
17th Jan 2013, 15:52
Your welcome.

Con, you know that you meant to say "you're welcome."


Oops, I hate that and hate it even more when I'm the guilty party. My only excuse is that it was late when I committed such grievous error and I neglected to proof read the draft prior to hitting the post button. :(

Therefore, I shall blame it on the Scotch. :p

Lonewolf_50
17th Jan 2013, 16:11
Grover Cleveland versus Benjamin Harrison

Popular vote and Electoral mismatch.

FYI

MagnusP
18th Jan 2013, 14:14
I shall blame it on the Scotch

Hang on; I'm blameless in all this. :ooh:

DX Wombat
18th Jan 2013, 17:51
He said scotch not scottish Magnus. :rolleyes:

BenThere
18th Jan 2013, 18:04
The Tilden-Hayes election of 1876 put Rutherford B. Hayes in office after he lost both the electoral college and the popular vote.

Three states were too close to call. The bargain that ended the election was the Democrats agreed to let the Republican take office, and Republicans ended Reconstruction.

con-pilot
18th Jan 2013, 18:34
The Tilden-Hayes election of 1876 put Rutherford B. Hayes in office after he lost both the electoral college and the popular vote.


By God I knew that there was another one, thanks Ben. :ok: