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Anthony Pacheco’s Libertarian Eggnog Recipe

November 25, 2016 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms, Awesomesauce  0 Comments

Once again, it is time for the annual eggnog recipe! This is an eggnog recipe perfected by me. It is a cooked eggnog recipe.

Now, many consider cooked eggnog blaspheme. And I would tend to agree. However, I would assert that people just get sick on the holidays. This way, they can’t blame your uncooked egg yolks!

Hardy-har-har. Actually, adding heat into the process departs a delicious nutty flavor. The egg whites remain uncooked, so exert caution and only use Grade AA or better whole eggs.

I am often asked why this is a Libertarian Eggnog. Usually by non-libertarians.

Decadent eggnog does not exist in a non-capitalistic society. Only free-willed people can produce such a holiday beverage goodness. I’ve had people argue this with me. Trust me here folks, they don’t drink eggnog in North Korea and Venezuela. And those European social paradises touted in my mailbox derive their wealth from capitalism, and the less free they are with it the lower their standard of living.

But I digress. This eggnog is liberating!

Anthony Pacheco’s Libertarian Eggnog

Makes 10 to 14 servings.

8 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 pints whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg, with some nutmeg added later
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated cinnamon, with some cinnamon added later
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
8 egg whites
18 ounces of Kraken Dark Rum

Carefully separate the egg yolks and egg whites.

In a large mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk until slightly lightened. This is a non-frothy eggnog recipe, so cowboy up and use a wire whisk. Do not over mix. Once the yolks have turned a slightly lighter color, gradually add the 2/3 cups sugar. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

Now add the milk, the heavy cream, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, the ground cloves and the vanilla and almond extract.  Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

Pour the yolk/milk/cream/goodness in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally and bring to a mild boil. Do not overcook and burn the milk. The flavor of the eggnog will also change if you bring to a hard boil and not in a good way. Pour into a large measuring (mixing) bowl and refrigerate until cold. Set the egg whites aside in the refrigerator.

Once the eggnog yolk half is cold, it is time to mix in those egg whites.

In a clean mixing bowl, add the egg whites and brown sugar. Simply beat with a whisk until mixed. The goal here is to mix the whites and the sugar. Forget about peaks, froth, what-have-you. Just mix it, Baby!

Now whisk in the egg whites/brown sugar mixture to the rest of the eggnog. Serve chilled.

Serving Instructions

This recipe adds the rum after the fact, and also adds extra flare for both presentation and taste. For the kids, skip the rum.

In a glass, add the eggnog and 1 ounce to 1 1/2 ounces of Kraken rum. Stir until mixed. For a strong  drink use the 1 1/2 ounce option. Adding more will change the flavor of the eggnog and mute the complex flavored goodness you just created.

On top of the eggnog, grate fresh nutmeg and less of the cinnamon. You don’t want to overcoat it, but you do want to add a punchy nutmeg flavor to the top. If you do not want to add nutmeg to the top of the eggnog. then change the recipe to 2 teaspoons of freshly ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

But I do not recommend that. Because this recipe will rock the socks off. Serve to family members and 17 to 22-year-old nubile Christmas Girls standing under the mistletoe.

Merry Christmas!

Eggnog Martini

Recipe originally published on December 21, 2013.

Good Whisky

October 25, 2015 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms, Awesomesauce  0 Comments

What does good whisky taste like?

Good whisky tastes like smokey victory with the duality of being slowly sensual while at the same time, being overtly punchy. Good whisky is your date that wears matching panties and bra. Good whisky is the everliving “fuck you” to every communist piece of shit that dragged an economy down to where they couldn’t get toilet paper, much less the dream of a good whisky.

Good whisky isn’t the timid kiss on the lips from your high school sweetheart in the form a a fruity cocktail. Good whisky is your wife letting you know its ovulation time, she’s ready to get down to business and to get the extra pillows. Good whisky is the large woman at the opera with the historically inaccurate horned Viking helmet singing the universe out of her throat holding a bloody sword while standing on the corpses of 95lb ballerinas.

Good whisky is distilled masculinity in a glass and the woman who likes a good whisky isn’t saying she’s a man, she is saying she loves men. Good whisky is the tears of hipsters mixed with the aging sweat of Baby Boomers who voted for every progressive economy draining flophouse politician and now realizing their government paid-for nursing home is going to be hell on earth.

Good whisky transcends not a damn thing. In your mouth, it’s the apex of civilization. It’s the drink of men who wear hats and an overcoat. It’s not the nectar of gods, but the drink of men who defy gods. A good whisky is the bond between men who are brothers from another mother.

Good whisky tastes like the human condition: abrupt, powerful, complex, straightforward, and gets better with each sip.

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The Triangular Social Dysfunction Narrative

May 31, 2015 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms, Not Exactly Random  0 Comments

Most social justice outrage, aka, political correctness, expressed on social media falls into the Karpman drama triangle so strongly that it may as well been a Drama Singularity.

In the drama triangle there is the victim, the persecutor and the rescuer. Only, the victim is not truly helpless and usually enjoys agency, the rescuer has different motives other than trying to help and the persecutor does not have a valid, factual complaint against the victim.

This unholy triangle is self-fueling. Often the victim, who isn’t really a victim, will trade places with the persecutor. Or the rescuer turns into the victim. Sometimes these roles are three different people. Sometimes they more, sometimes even less.

It’s called a drama triangle because it has no real purpose other than to refer to itself. Nothing gets solved, because the roles are only based on perception and feeling, not an actual event of significance.

The drama triage is a lie because each of the three roles went after a need fulfillment under the cover of something else. It is a major social dysfunction, because the triangle winds up doing more harm than the original victim narrative.

In the Highest Contempt

April 20, 2015 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

Agency is the ability to make choices on your own behalf without interference and coercion from a group or individuals working either against you or even for you.

There are overt and subversive forces that rally against agency. One of the primary factors in the removal of agency from a group that share similar characteristics (such as race, religion or gender) is guilt association (or “borgification”). Attributing actions, real or imagined against a person simply because they share similar characteristics, rather than observed behavior, with other individuals is  a threat narrative. A threat narrative is a lie. It is the vilest attempt to gain agency at the expense of someone else.

Infringement on agency is usually associated with shame, with the emphasis on “association.” Shame is another tactic used to advance a threat narrative. Shame is supposed to be an attribute of an action, an outcome of some type of inappropriate behavior.

Advocating shame is a key tell of the threat narrative. Shame is directed at a group of individuals simply because they are a group, not based on individual actions based on behavior. It is guilt, aka shame, by association. The result, and goal, of guilt by association is the removal of agency.

I hold people who advance this type of agency defilement in highest contempt.

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Anthony Pacheco’s Libertarian Eggnog Recipe

December 09, 2014 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms, Awesomesauce  0 Comments

This is an eggnog recipe perfected by me. It is a cooked eggnog recipe.

Now, many consider cooked eggnog blaspheme. And I would tend to agree. However, I would assert that people just get sick on the holidays. This way, they can’t blame your uncooked egg yolks!

Hardy-har-har. Actually, adding heat into the process departs a delicious nutty flavor. The egg whites remain uncooked, so exert caution and only use Grade AA or better whole eggs.

I am often asked why this is a Libertarian Eggnog. Usually by non-libertarians.

Decadent eggnog does not exist in a non-capitalistic society. Only free-willed people can produce such a holiday beverage goodness.

Anthony Pacheco’s Libertarian Eggnog

Makes 10 to 14 servings.

8 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 pints whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg, with some nutmeg added later
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated cinnamon, with some cinnamon added later
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
8 egg whites
18 ounces of Kraken Dark Rum

Carefully separate the egg yolks and egg whites.

In a large mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk until slightly lightened. This is a non-frothy eggnog recipe, so cowboy up and use a wire whisk. Do not over mix. Once the yolks have turned a slightly lighter color, gradually add the 2/3 cups sugar. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

Now add the milk, the heavy cream, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, the ground cloves and the vanilla and almond extract.  Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

Pour the yolk/milk/cream/goodness in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally and bring to a mild boil. Do not overcook and burn the milk. The flavor of the eggnog will also change if you bring to a hard boil and not in a good way. Pour into a large measuring (mixing) bowl and refrigerate until cold. Set the egg whites aside in the refrigerator.

Once the eggnog yolk half is cold, it is time to mix in those egg whites.

In a clean mixing bowl, add the egg whites and brown sugar. Simply beat with a whisk until mixed. The goal here is to mix the whites and the sugar. Forget about peaks, froth, what-have-you. Just mix it, Baby!

Now whisk in the egg whites/brown sugar mixture to the rest of the eggnog. Serve chilled.

Serving Instructions

This recipe adds the rum after the fact, and also adds extra flare for both presentation and taste. For the kids, skip the rum.

In a glass, add the eggnog and 1 ounce to 1 1/2 ounces of Kraken rum. Stir until mixed. For a strong  drink use the 1 1/2 ounce option. Adding more will change the flavor of the eggnog and mute the complex flavored goodness you just created.

On top of the eggnog, grate fresh nutmeg and less of the cinnamon. You don’t want to overcoat it, but you do want to add a punchy nutmeg flavor to the top. If you do not want to add nutmeg to the top of the eggnog. then change the recipe to 2 teaspoons of freshly ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

But I do not recommend that. Because this recipe will rock the socks off. Serve to family members and 17 to 22-year-old nubile Christmas Girls standing under the mistletoe.

Merry Christmas!

Eggnog Martini

Originally published on December 21, 2013.

Liberty Starts From the Outside

October 07, 2014 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

The genesis of the inner-voice in our head are the voices we hear when we are children. If the voices around us tell us that we are shy, our inner-voice tells us we are shy even if we are not. If the voices tell us we are stupid, then our inner-voice will chime in and tell us we’re just not smart enough at exactly the worst time. These voices are voices; they have no relation to actions. They are only a reality unto themselves.

For some people, the inner-voice is a terrible thing because the people he or she grew up were in turn terrible. It is only through association with good people whom recognize our good actions and refuse to believe the inner-voice, which sometimes speaks with a real voice, can we find internal peace.

This is why the triumph over the terrible inner-voice is a social endeavor. We are social creatures, even when we are not taught to be social. That inner-voice refuses to empathize with you, and so, that empathy must come from someone else.

Once the real voices replace that which was never an inner part of you, it is then you are truly free.

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Your Agency is Not a Lazy Hobby

July 16, 2014 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

When a social actor (that’s you) is allowed to make an independent choice without coercion, that is called agency.

Agency is the hallmark of the classic liberal or libertarian. Were you able to make a choice? Or did someone make the choice for you? Do you have agency or do you not?

Everyone protesting the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision is protesting against agency. We must afford an independent woman to make an independent choice on where she wants to work, which includes benefits. To do otherwise is removing agency and treating a very large segment of our society as children. While the goal of the SCOTUS decision was a ruling of law, we can view this precedent through the lens of those that remove agency and those that wish to recognize it.

It is morally indefensible to steal monies from a business and spend them on ethically challenged, bureaucratic dictates. However, that pales to the morally bankrupt decision to lump all women into a group and make employment decisions for them.

To view the Hobby Lobby brouhaha as a rights discussion, a health discussion or a religious issue is a limited, narrow discussion that ultimately leads to a person trying to remove one person’s agency by giving away her own.

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Theft by Proxy Starts at Home

July 15, 2014 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

Large groups of people thinking it’s okay to coerce a corporation into spending money in obtuse and morally bankrupt ways starts at home. Modern Western parenting frequently has adults giving children a gift or possession, only to take it away for punishment.

I did this myself with the old original Xbox. Twice. The first time I thought, hey, this thing is pretty good leverage. The second time I did it I felt slimy and I really didn’t understand why. So I stopped. I formulated a proto-libertarian attitude. My kids stuff was their stuff.

It was only after continually watching many people delve into histrionics on blogs/Twitter/Facebook from some faux social justice outrage (of which there is one about once a week) did I come to realize the extent of the learned helplessness around me. Repeatedly giving a child something they dearly covet only to repeatedly snatch, or threaten to snatch it back, creates an environment where property is fleeting. It’s okay for the government to tax you and derive little social benefit. Heck, that started when you were two!

And so what if we make it okay to do that to our neighbor? Or boss? A group of people other than our tribe? After all mom and dad did it. Money isn’t even a thing. It’s an abstraction, one step away from the commodity or luxury. It’s not theft. It’s authority.

The SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision was much to do about nothing in the grand scheme of things. SCOTUS has been giving the finger to the Obama administration for years and the ruling yesterday wasn’t even on a law. It was targeted to petty overreaching bureaucrats. Obamacare (soon to be like VA care) is still here.

But the reaction was sure telling. The lack of logic. The outright lies and distortions. The complete lack of understanding of what a right is and is not.

Property rights are the hallmark of freedom and an advanced culture free of coercive and violent influences. Theft by proxy is still theft, but for those growing up where parents teach the opposite, the opposition of proxy theft cuts too close to the bone and irrationality is the one obvious defensive result.

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A Memory of Scent

December 24, 2013 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

The house smells so wonderful.

My penchant for Scrooge-like feelings during the holiday season has slowly been replaced by warm memories of my children’s joy for the season. For children, yes, Christmas can be a lot about presents. If you are a good parent, if you can overcome the bombastic rampant commercialism, there is an underlying simplicity about the season that can pull at the heart like no other time.

Yes there are the presents. But then there is the smell of the tree. The gingerbread house. The decorating. The Christmas cookies. The story of Christmas. Family. Daddy’s Christmas Day roast. Santa. The music. Friends. The warm fireplace and the happy dog.

Long after those presents are gone, the memories of our close family during this time will linger on. One day my sons will be walking in one of the great national forests around here, and after the morning rain, smell the fresh scent of grand firs. And it will smell like Christmas.

And that will be magical, always magical, even in the dead of summer, it will be Christmas magic.

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You Are the First Responder

September 11, 2013 Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Anthonyisms  0 Comments

On this day in the Year 2001, a group of Americans, when faced with the horror of the morning unfold, sought to do what Americans were born to do. They fought back, by themselves, against evil and tyranny of the worst sort, and they sacrificed their lives to do the right thing, even when it was the hard thing.

In this age of double-talk and other tomfoolery, in which the very language we hold dear is used to debase the individual and the righteous, there comes a time when Goodly Men and Women must take a stand against those who would use labels to define us.

Those who fought back shook off more than the enemy. At their moment of truth, these brave Americans were first responders.

You are a first responder.

If you think otherwise—your very thoughts besmirch the honor of those brave people and for you, they died in vain.

For the rest of us, we remember them as we should remember them—they made the attempt and succeeded, they set a standard for which we judge all like men and women.

There comes a time where, in the midst of blood and death, we can take action and prevail.

You are a first responder. If another labels you as something different, this is where you take your first stand.