Best burgers to grill up for your Memorial Day weekend cookout

Nothing screams the start of summer quite like the sound of a sizzling barbecue grill. And nothing says barbecue quite like a big juicy burger. No Memorial Day weekend grill session is complete without the perfect burger. Whether you’re throwing a party for friends or hosting an intimate gathering, burgers are a must for your menu. Try a rich and creamy Mac n’ Cheese hamburger or if you like something different, then don’t miss our Cuban burger. These eight burger recipes are sure to get the party started.

Just click on the text above to see the different options.  Cheers!   :-)

Analysis: Rush Limbaugh nails it: Trump campaign shake-up shows he’s no misogynist

I have to give credit, where credit is due, and Rush Limbaugh nailed it on his radio show Thursday. Donald Trump loves women and the shake-up within his own campaign reflects that. On Wednesday evening, Mr. Trump’s campaign issued a statement that Rick Wiley, who they had hired in April as Mr. Trump’s national political director, was let go. Although Mr. Trump’s statement was short on details, Politico reported Mr. Wiley picked a fight with the wrong person – Karen Giorno, who ran Mr. Trump’s campaign during the Florida GOP primary. Politico writes the story as a turf battle – one between loyalists to Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, and Paul Manafort, a establishment GOP operative who was brought on in late March to help professionalize the campaign. But, as Mr. Limbaugh pointed out in his radio program, that misses the point. What the campaign shake-up really demonstrates is how Mr. Trump stands up and promotes women – a narrative the press simply wants to ignore. For if Mr. Trump truly is the misogynist that the press wants to paint him as, he’d taken Mr. Wiley’s word over Mrs. Giorno simply because he’s a man. But that’s not what happened. According to the Politico article, Mr. Wiley tried to pull a power move on Mrs. Girono, who had been loyal to Mr. Trump long before the March 15 super Tuesday. Mr. Wiley, it appears, was looking to consolidate his own authority within the campaign and found Mrs. Girono an easy target. “For weeks, Wiley made appointments and had discussions with Florida Republicans and appeared to be building a new campaign from scratch,” sources told Politico – meaning he was working behind Mrs. Girnono’s back to build allies on her home turf. “[Sources] say [Wiley] refused, at times, to return Giorno’s calls or take them,” Politico reports – meaning he wasn’t even trying to play nice with her. “Giorno then began calling other Trump campaign officials to ask them whether Wiley had it out for her or for everyone,” Politico said. Mr. Trump then called Mrs. Giorno and asked her what was going on. In the call between the two, according to Politico, Mrs. Giorno “unloaded” on Mr. Wiley. Today, Mrs. Girono remains on the campaign, and Mr. Wiley is gone. This is significant – not only did Mr. Trump show loyalty, he did so with a woman on his campaign who probably had a much lower political profile than Mr. Wiley. Mr. Wiley was formerly Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign manager. Mr. Limbaugh predicted the press was going to get the story wrong, and he’s correct. James Hohmann, a columnist at the Washington Post, deduced that Mr. Wiley’s firing meant there is “a raging internal turf war between the old guard and new guard,” and “Trump is not playing nice with the consultants favored by the establishment.” Just seems to me, Mr. Wiley picked a fight with the wrong person. He hadn’t earned Mr. Trump’s trust and he outplayed his hand. In terms of Mr. Hohmann’s second point, well, Mr. Manafort continues to work for Mr. Trump and is seen on television daily. Seems like he’s doing just fine. Kudos to Mr. Limbaugh for bringing the real issue to light. I second his thoughts.

“Ditto” that, Kelly!  Kelly Riddell is responsible for that excellent op/ed.  As usual, Rush nails it!  :-)

Finding Aliens May Be Even Easier Than Previously Thought

Finding examples of intelligent life other than our own in the Universe is hard work. Between spending decades listening to space for signs of radio traffic – which is what the good people at the SETI Institute have been doing – and waiting for the day when it is possible to send spacecraft to neighboring star systems, there simply haven’t been a lot of options for finding extra-terrestrials. But in recent years, efforts have begun to simplify the search for intelligent life. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the Breakthrough Foundation, it may be possible in the coming years to send “nanoscraft” on interstellar voyages using laser-driven propulsion. But just as significant is the fact that developments like these may also make it easier for us to detect extra-terrestrials that are trying to find us. Not long ago, Breakthrough Initiatives made headlines when they announced that luminaries like Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg were backing their plan to send a tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. Known as Breakthrough Starshot, this plan involved a refrigerator-sized magnet being towed by a laser sail, which would be pushed by a ground-based laser array to speeds fast enough to reach Alpha Centauri in about 20 years. In addition to offering a possible interstellar space mission that could reach another star in our lifetime, projects like this have the added benefit of letting us broadcast our presence to the rest of the Universe. Such is the argument put forward by Philip Lubin, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the brains behind Starshot. In a paper titled “The Search for Directed Intelligence” – which appeared recently in arXiv and will be published soon in REACH – Reviews in Human Space Exploration – Lubin explains how systems that are becoming technologically feasible on Earth could allow us to search for similar technology being used elsewhere. In this case, by alien civilizations.

Is it just me…or does this sound kinda dumb?  Don’t get me wrong, having personally been in the space industry myself, I’m all for scientific research.  In fact, from day one here at The Daily Buzz we’ve been calling on Congress to double, if not triple, the funding for our space programs both civilian (i.e. NASA) AND military (i.e. Air Force Space Command, and the U.S. Army’s Space & Missile Defense Command or “SMDC”).  After all, our adversaries (i.e. Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, etc.) have been investing heavily in their space programs, while ours has really become anemic, and underfunded, the last 7+ years under Obama.  For every launch we have, the Chinese have about a hundred launches.  So, we’re falling WAY behind..  THAT SAID…  Without more exploration, and having the proper funding, certainly on the military side, I find it a little foolish to simply broadcast our presence to the vastness of space.  After all, let’s assume for a moment someone(s) were to actually hear our broadcast.. Who is to say that they would be friendly?  Where does such an ASSumption come from?!?  These silly, liberal, pointy-headed electoid professors don’t really consider that kind of possibility..  Anyway, to read the rest of this article, click on the text above..

Critics fire back at Seattle gun, ammo tax they claim is aimed at killing business

Mike Coombs feels like he is in the crosshairs of Seattle lawmakers, who this year implemented a special tax on the guns and ammo his Fourth Avenue store has sold for more than 40 years. On January 1 Seattle began imposing a $25 tax on every gun and a 5-cent tax on every round sold within city limits. The stated objective was to raise up to $500,000 per year to fund programs to prevent gun violence. But Coombs claims the real effect is to kill his business, and a gun rights legal foundation is battling the city for figures it believes will show the law was never about taking in revenue. “What they’re trying to do is get gun stores out of the city,” said Coombs, 48, whose Outdoor Emporium store operates in the shadow of Safeco Field and boasts of having “the largest selection of outdoor related products at affordable everyday warehouse pricing.” Longtime customers have told Coombs they simply go outside the city now to buy firearms and ammunition rather than pay the tax, which he blames for the layoffs of two workers so far this year. Precise Shooter, a smaller gun shop in Seattle, moved 16 miles outside of the city to Lynnwood on the day the tax took effect. “We feel that, basically, a crackpot politician was trying to buttress his ‘progressive’ credentials and we got run over,” owner Sergey Solyanik told MyNorthwest.com. Solyanik was referring to Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, who drafted the law providing for the so-called “gun violence tax.” The City Budget Office estimated the gun violence tax would collect between $300,000 to $500,000 a year, which Burgess said would fund gun violence prevention programs and medical research. Coombs said his company stands ready to promote gun safety and responsible ownership, and suggested revenues from the gun and ammo tax could go toward gun safes and lockboxes, for instance. But he said the city has shown little interest in collaborating with pro-Second Amendment groups and businesses on safety initiatives. Burgess and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who also supported the tax, declined to comment..

Of course not..  Those two fascist, anti-gun, Democrat p0liticians don’t have the courage to face the media.  Typical..

Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.”I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.” It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland. Trump, a political neophyte who for years delivered caustic commentary on the state of the nation from the sidelines but had never run for office, fought off 16 other Republican contenders in an often ugly primary race. Many on the right have been slow to warm to Trump, wary of his conservative bona fides. Others worry about his crass personality and the lewd comments he’s made about women. But millions of grass-roots activists, many of them outsiders to the political process, have embraced Trump as a plain-speaking populist who is not afraid to offend. Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and an unbound delegate who confirmed his support of Trump to the AP, said he likes the billionaire’s background as a businessman. “Leadership is leadership,” House said. “If he can surround himself with the political talent, I think he will be fine.”

Agreed..  That’s the key.  If he surrounds himself with great folks like Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Trump, he will “be fine.”

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 11 years on May 30

Last Sunday morning, Mars reached opposition with the sun, meaning the Red Planet, Earth and the sun were all arrayed in a straight line. But the moment did not mark Mars’ closest approach to Earth. This Monday evening (May 30) at 5:35 p.m. ET, Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth since Oct. 5, 2005: 0.50321377 astronomical units (AU), or 46,762,695 miles . (One AU is the average distance from Earth to the sun — about 93 million miles.) Opposition and closest Earth approach occur on different days because the orbit of Mars is elliptical. When opposition occurred May 22, Mars was still approaching Earth on its orbital track, and will not reach minimum distance to Earth until May 30. After 5:35 p.m. ET on that date, Mars will begin to recede from Earth.

Very cool!!  To read the rest of this article by Geoff Gaherty over at Space.com, and see a video, click on the text above.    :-)

Audio shows Katie Couric documentary deceptively edited interview with pro-gun activists

The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene. However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists. A back and forth between a number of the league’s members and Couric over the issue of background checks proceeds for more than four minutes after the original question is asked. Under the Gun bills itself as a documentary that “examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase.”

Another brazen example of the dominantly liberal mainstream media twisting the truth, and deceptively altering videos to push it’s anti-gun agenda.  So, kudos to the folks over at the Free Beacon for catching Katie in her deception, and calling her on the carpet.  To see the video, and compare against the original audio, click on the text above.  Outstanding!   :-)