This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit. My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy. - Marine Corps Rifleman's Creed.
Charles Barkley plans to run for governor of Alabama. His latest trouble with the law may not help him. He was arrested on 31DEC08 on suspicion of DUI in Arizona. This after his previous $400,000 gambling debt, does not seem to improve the odds of his gubernatorial run.
This is how I cooked a prime rib roast on my Big Green Egg (BGE) on Christmas day 2008. I started with a prime rib roast, about 4.5 pounds. The night before, put the roast in a glass dish, covered with a paper towel, and place it in the refrigerator. I seasoned with the following:
2 Tablespoons rosemary
2 Tablespoons cracked black pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of Kosher salt
First brush the roast with olive oil, then apply seasoning on all sides. Continue reading →
P.S. This is why I do not bet on sports. I must eat my words. Notre Dame had a great game, dominating the entire game. Jimmy Clausen threw for 401 yards, and the Irish dominated 49-21. An early Christmas gift for ND fans. Congratulations!
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