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Our Editor sent out an email suggesting that we not avoid the subject of food. "Our readers like food," he said simply, "so when you have a food thought, feel free to post it if you have the time."
As a Christian Yankee lad, I was not raised on potato latkes, but they have become one of my favorite eats, and they are easy to make. You can eat them for breakfast or lunch or snack, and especially with pork for dinner. I like them with sour cream on top, or applesauce.
I make them like this:
- Shred three or four large potatoes in the Cuisinart, then squeeze them in a towel to dry them a bit - Shred one or two onions in the Cuisinart, and squeeze them too. - Mix above in a bowl with one stirred egg, some salt, and a couple of tablespoons of flour - just enough to hold them together. - make irregular patties out of them, and fry them like pancakes. Oil better than butter.
Pot latkes are great...so is this dish that Mr. Bush is preparing for Iran as a going away present.
NGC Begins Work to Equip B-2 Bomber with Massive Penetrator Weapon
(Palmdale, Calif., July 19, 2007) -- The U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber would be able to attack and destroy an expanded set of hardened, deeply buried military targets using a new 30,000 pound-class penetrator weapon that Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has begun integrating on the aircraft.
The company is doing the work under a seven-month, $2.5 million contract awarded June 1 by the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Northrop Grumman is the Air Force's prime contractor on the B-2, the flagship of the nation's long-range strike arsenal.
The new Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), which is being developed by The Boeing Company, is a GPS-guided weapon containing more than 5,300 pounds of conventional explosives inside a 20.5-foot long enclosure of hardened steel. It is designed to penetrate dirt, rock and reinforced concrete to reach enemy bunker or tunnel installations. The B-2 is capable of carrying two MOPs, one in each weapons bay.
"This integration contract is part of Northrop Grumman's on-going effort to ensure that the B-2 remains capable of delivering a decisive blow to an increasingly sophisticated enemy," said Dave Mazur, vice president of long-range strike for the company's Integrated Systems sector. "It is the first step in helping the Air Force make this new weapon available for operational use on the B-2."
According to Mazur, the Air Force is expected to make a decision later this year on whether to develop a limited operational capability for the MOP, or to proceed with a more comprehensive development program that would optimize the weapon's operational utility.
The current contract will focus on adapting the B-2's weapon bay fixtures to accommodate the new weapon. The B-2 is currently equipped to carry up to 40,000 pounds of conventional ordnance. It can be configured, for example, to carry up to 80 500-lb class GPS-guided bombs or 36 750-lb class bombs in its smart bomb rack assembly, or up to 16 2,000-lb class weapons in its rotary launch assembly.
An projectile 20.5 feet in length dropped from and altitude of even 10,000 feet would have enough linear mass to pass completely through all the bull shit the Democrats have cranked out since FDR's first term.